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Real Name Rick Francis   
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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Homepage http://www.moddb.com/mods/eye-of-the-beholder-ii-ledgend-of-darkmoon
Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Developer n-Space Closes
4. Re: Developer n-Space Closes Mar 30, 2016, 11:47 Darks
 
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 30, 2016, 11:26:
Soooooo.....essentially there will never be a decent toolset for Sword Coast Legends. Chalk it up to another kickstarter I regret having backed.

I have no idea what you are talking about. This game was never a kickstarter game.

I know that for a fact, this question came up a long time ago on the forums and the CEO himself addressed it.
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Free Week and Free Content
2. Re: PAYDAY 2 Free Week and Free Content Mar 25, 2016, 12:24 Darks
 
Dont do it, dont support these assholes.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 21, 2016, 09:40 Darks
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 20, 2016, 15:14:
Fion wrote on Mar 20, 2016, 14:07:
Division is so 'meh'. The highly vaunted PvP system is utterly broken.

Have you played The Division? How exactly is the pvp system broken? It's a risk vs reward system.

Really digging The Division, especially playing some of the lower missions again on hard with a full team.

Yea, some people are talking out of their asses. They haven't played but are making assumptions.

Elf, have you been doing the daily missions? on the really hard level? So hard, you have to have pretty good gear to do those or good luck getting by them. I've completed 2 already to get the Dark Phoenix credits. Getting my first epic blueprint tonight to make the vector weapon.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 18, 2016, 09:57 Darks
 
I look at popups and ads like someone who calls me at my house in the middle of the night trying to sell me solar panels. If I wanted your fucking solars panels I will call you. So I block their calls.

But these jackasses think they have the right to intrude on our privacy and they try to force themselves into our daily lives. So, no I don't feel sorry for any of these asshats. I just don't answer my phone anymore. just like I use ad blockers to stop this bullshit.
 
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News Comments > The Division Claims More Sales Records
10. Re: The Division Claims More Sales Records Mar 16, 2016, 10:30 Darks
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 00:01:
Slick wrote on Mar 15, 2016, 22:41:
Frijoles wrote on Mar 15, 2016, 21:19:
So many sales, yet I hardly ever see anyone in the DZ late at night.

finally decided to push to lvl 30 last night, that's where everyone's hiding, my DZ is constantly full now.

I have a feeling a lot of people were like: "i'm not even going to bother with PvP until I have max lvl gear"

which is too bad, cause i stopped at 14, 19, and 24 and got great gear for that level, and had a blast in PvP. but they started being pretty empty recently, lvl 30 DZ is hopping tho.

And that's just bad game design. If you can't PvP until max level without max gear you're doing it wrong - as a designer. It was why Blizzard's PvP always sucked. You have to provide a level playing field or it's a waste of time. That's why I'd only ever PvP in level FPS' like CS.

Well you would be wrong dude. You can go to the DZ at any time, its all open. But most players are playing out the story and leveling to 30. its what Ive been doing . i'm not heading until later on. but that was my choice, and I believe that is what most others have been doing to.

This game has been great, so don't knock it until you have put some time into it. Its been a really fun game.
 
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News Comments > New Radeon Crimson Drivers
1. Re: New Radeon Crimson Drivers Mar 10, 2016, 10:08 Darks
 
Really strange that there is no mention of The Division in the driver. I know some of my friends were waiting on a new driver just for that game. Very odd they don't mention it.  
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News Comments > Dead Island 2 Lives
1. Re: Dead Island 2 Lives Mar 10, 2016, 10:07 Darks
 
Well this is unexpected and good news. I like these types of games, especially when it can be played Coop. Glad they got the game back on track.  
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Sets Ubi Records
28. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Sets Ubi Records Mar 10, 2016, 10:04 Darks
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 09:33:
Am I the only one who tried the beta an was already sick of that gameplay from that alone? Aside from shooting there wasn't really much to do there...

This is how you based your time in the beta and came to the conclusion the game is lame because they locked down the beta and only gave you a small taste of the real game.

Now had you played the final release of the game and based your decision then you would have some validity to your comment. But seriously, I take this comment as, I ate the ice cream cone, but I didn't taste the ice cream. That about sums it us here for you.

Seriously, I was amazed how much was held back from the beta in the original areas and how many missions popped up when you go back to the base and open up new areas for the med and tech centers. You guys really have no clue how much more content there is in this game but you all are basing your game play from a small beta that gave us literally nothing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 10, 2016, 09:55 Darks
 
Court to Microshit: Go fuck yourself!!  
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News Comments > The Division Tips
20. Re: The Division Tips Mar 9, 2016, 16:42 Darks
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 16:08:
DangerDog wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 15:53:
Frijoles wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 10:52:
I'm really enjoying it as well. However, at level 7, I'm still using the starter weapons (although modded). I can't seem to find anything that increases the DPS over them. I should probably head to the DZ, but dammit, I want to improve the base! I suppose I could .. *gasp* .. buy a weapon from the vendor instead of waiting until one drops.

Now if I only had more time to play.

don't sell your gear/weapons to vendors, recycle it and use the materials at the crafting station. You can convert green materials into blue etc.
Found that out the hard way

Thanks for the tip bro, I haven't gotten too far in so this will help. I did read that crafting weapons and mods were most of the time better than what you can buy.
 
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News Comments > The Division Tips
15. Re: The Division Tips Mar 9, 2016, 15:51 Darks
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 15:50:
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 12:32:
It's not getting great reviews on STEAM (mixed), not that is the be-all-end-all, but makes me hesitant to pull the trigger to drop $60 on it right now. Hopefully they'll have a free weekend trial at some point.

Sounds like most of you are having fun though!

That's the trick, don't pay full retail for games. Buying it on Steam offers no benefits as you still need to install uplay client.

You can buy the game for around $40 from many of the cd key e-stores.

[url=http://www.dealzon.com/deals/cheap-the-division#tom-clancys-the-division-pc-download[/url]

Hell, at one point you could have gotten the game from GMG for 33 dollars.
 
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News Comments > The Division Tips
13. Re: The Division Tips Mar 9, 2016, 15:48 Darks
 
HoSpanky wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 15:04:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 12:20:
I am running a single 970 and everything set to the max, 1080p.
The benchmark tool gave me avg 60fps
Might have vsync enabled forgot to check.

Not sure why you are getting bad performance with your cards.
I am running Win10 and the second last Nvidia drivers.
I didn't install the ones they've just came out with yesterday

although the almost-constant fuckup at launch for SLI makes me wonder why I bought this game day 1.

All I can say to this comment is, if you feel that way then good luck getting most any game from day one to work with SLI. SLI is not the industry standard for gaming. Only high end users with money to waste use it. most are more then happy using one card versus fighting with getting SLI to work properly.

Maybe you should play on a console? you might be happier in the end.
 
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News Comments > The Division Tips
10. Re: The Division Tips Mar 9, 2016, 12:33 Darks
 
Avus wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 11:44:
This is a perfect game for player killers, back stabbers and trolls. Have you seen those "Jumping jacks" videos??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYPlleaUjQo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBoIxNe3VIs

Yes, Ive seen the childish idiots doing this. UBI will get around to banning or fixing this issue.

This all leads back to a few games i've played in the past. One was WOW Blizz fixed it by making players in the world and NPCs non blockable. Meaning you can walk through them. This also leads me to another game that got slammed for doing this exact same thing. Aliens, Colonial Marines.

I recall many people bashing the shit out of that game for this same exact thing you could do. This is why devs implement walking through NPCs and players. To avoid this dumbass shit from occurring and people abusing it.
 
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News Comments > The Division Tips
5. Re: The Division Tips Mar 9, 2016, 11:27 Darks
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 10:59:
That's interesting, I've got way better weapons as drops and just doing missions.
It's nice that you can carry your mods from one weapon to another too.

Same here, must be just some bad luck you ran into on your drops. I found an M1 Sniper Rifle that is just ripping guys to shreds. love that weapon. Also found a Police M4 that's kicking ass.
 
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News Comments > The Division Tips
1. Re: The Division Tips Mar 9, 2016, 09:56 Darks
 
I've been doing a little of both, soloing and grouping. Did some missions on Hard Mode, and yes it's hard. But it sure is a lot of fun. The game has been a blast so far. Had no issues with the game crashing or lagging at all. Only the first night when they had some server issues that got resolved within an hour. but so far I have no complaints about the game.

If I had to really complaining it would be the lack of customizing features when creating your character.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Released
19. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Released Mar 8, 2016, 17:05 Darks
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 17:01:
Cutter wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 16:55:
Tom Clancy's The Division Suffers Frustrating Launch As UPlay Servers Become Unavailable

Lol! So typically Ubisoft.

Diablo 3 had a horrible launch and it wasn't Ubisoft. Most games locked to online DRM do.

More hate mongering going on as usual. This was something that occurred last night for about 30 to 40 mins. after that the game has been nothing but stable. Same old bullshit of people trying to beat the drums of hate.

And by the way, the black screen and crashing is related to Nvidias newest driver. Dont blame the game for something Nvidia fucked up.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Driver Warning
1. Re: GeForce Driver Warning Mar 8, 2016, 10:28 Darks
 
Well, this explains why the vendors backgrounds were all greyed out in the Division last night. I guess I'm rolling my drivers back.  
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Dawns
4. Re: Grim Dawn Dawns Mar 3, 2016, 10:14 Darks
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 10:04:
Similar to Titan Quest to a fault, depending on one's perspective. Nearly all the class skill trees are copy+pasted over, with a few shuffles. Using the same engine as they did and changing so little, one has to wonder why development of Grim Dawn took as long as it did.


This has to be the asshat comment of the day. You gotta be joking with what you just said right? They built all of those levels from the ground up using the titan Quest engine. yes, but those are all new effects, skills and classes added to the game along with all new updated textures.

You seriously need to get your eyes checked if you think this game was something they just copy and pasted.
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Dawns
3. Re: Grim Dawn Dawns Mar 3, 2016, 10:11 Darks
 
Backed this game from the very start and glad I did. The devs have been nothing short of great getting updates out and keeping the community informed.

They completed a monumental task with the small size team and the game reflects all the hard work they put into this game. It's been a great and fun game. Well deserved praise to the devs and Arthur for getting this game completed as promised.
 
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News Comments > The Division Launch Day Plans
4. Re: The Division Launch Day Plans Mar 2, 2016, 22:10 Darks
 
Retired wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 21:57:
Huge sales of 35% and more all around the place. Must not be selling well.

Wrong, this happens with every game that's about to get released. Its called flash selling and promotes the game even more. I could have bought the new Far Cry game from GMG last week for 33 dollars. does that mean that game didn't sell well either?
 
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