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Description An Undocumented Alien working in the US, income and FED Tax free, and sending all earned income back to the country of origin. I thank all your super left-wing liberals for all their support and I look forward to getting my driver's licience soon.
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Signed On Sep 8, 2005, 15:13
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News Comments > Diablo III Missing Items Fix and Preorder Wings Near
28. Re: Diablo III Missing Items Fix and Preorder Wings Near Mar 21, 2014, 15:25 Undocumented Alien
 
When a majority of people here get excited about a game I get excited. I've been ignoring D3 until recently with the new patch and expansion, starting to think I should take a look.

It's certainly worth $20.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
25. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 14:12 Undocumented Alien
 
Those games were also designed from the ground up to be played solo, so enjoying playing them in that fashion should not be a surprise

No, they are designed exactly like all 3 Diablo games, ARPG's with a Single Player story line that can be completed by a single player with optional coop. Torchlight 1/2, TQ, and Grim Dawn chose to not have online DRM, that's the only difference.

Playing D3 solo is really selling the experience short IMO... there is much to be gained in the "phat lewts" department (through kill speed and efficiency) by playing with a full group of players.

PoE is designed in basically the same fashion, playing it solo is almost making the experience more difficult for yourself for no reason

Saying that playing a game in a certain way is selling it short is a complete opinion and not a reason for an online DRM scheme. PoE can easily be beaten in SP, doesn't make it harder by playing it that way, not sure where this comes from.

Yes, playing coop, whether on a LAN or internet IS fun, no doubt about it, it's a great option to a single player game.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
24. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 13:22 Undocumented Alien
 
What the people saying D1/2 had offline why can't D3 have it. Is because D3 wasn't designed for offline or single player. It was designed for a coop arpg loot hunt.

Wow... can't you just be honest like 'descender'?

Funny thing is D3 did GREAT with having online only

Yeah, it's a Diablo game, the game can sell millions on the brand name alone, online or offline wouldn't change that.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
21. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 13:14 Undocumented Alien
 
I'm sorry... what? If it weren't for battle.net giving D2 a 10 year shelf life, top-down ARPG's might not even be made today outside of a web browser

I'm sorry, but there wouldn't even have been a Diablo 2 without the SP Offline mode crowd making Diablo 1 such a success. Have to be able to take the first step before the second. There were plenty of isometric games before Diablo (i.e. TSR), I don't think Diablo's success or there lack of would have killed the 3/4 view genre either way.

Yes, the B.NET option was/is great, I had Toons on their myself. However, a large amount of D2's success was still from those SP Offline mode players from D1, especially in the early years of D2.

Sure, it could have had a single player, offline mode... and then they would have sold less copies of the game.

Would have sold less copies? How do you figure that? Even with some piracy D3 would have sold shit tons of units.


You had the chance to "show your disapproval" with your money, but instead you bought this online only game anyway and just whine about it?

Well, due to consumer feedback SimCity 5 provided Offline to it's customers, so why not provide the feedback to Blizzard? Would your day be ruined if they offered it? Would you stop playing?

Yep, I paid $19.99 for it, I'm a Diablo fan, been supporting the Diablo brand from day one (both SP and B.NET), that price made sense to me for 1/2 the game, I'd be willing to pay another $19.99 for the other half. That's what I paid for PoE, I gave them $20 for their SP online only game.





 
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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
15. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 12:09 Undocumented Alien
 
The "on-line only" function is straight DRM. There. Does that make your panties unwad for 2 minutes?

Refreshing honesty at least.

Didn't they just say in an interview a few weeks ago that they never should have released an offline version of D2? Man that would ruin some people's holidays.

They released D3 Offline for Consoles, kind of negates that whole statement.

The real question is why the fuck does it bother you so much? At no point was there ever an offline mode, so it's not like you got tricked into buying it and then it wan't there.

If it weren't for the Diablo SP offline crowd we wouldn't even be talking about D2 or D3, period. D1 came out in 1996, the internet wasn't ready for "mass market" online only, Diablo would have failed in that model. D2 came out in 2000, a bit more ready for online play but still strong sales numbers from the SP offline crowd. So the Diablo series was built on the backs of the SP Offline (LAN COOP) crowd. In addition, again, it's a single player story line that can completed by a single player, it's a single player game. Diablo games have a legacy of offline SP, that's why I supported D1 & D2.

Why don't consolers want always on?
Why did SimCity (5) offer an offline mode just yesterday?

I think the answer, if your honest, should be pretty clear.

Why does it bother you that I want a mode (that's been in every Diablo game to date) that doesn't affect you in a any way? THAT doesn't make any sense.

There is no point to playing a loot generating e-peen measuring contest offline by yourself. Unless you are playing ARPG's for the... story? LOL.

Funny as Diablo 1&2 did GREAT without having a forced online only DRM. I played D 1/2 offline to build my character up, explore the levels, see what's around the next corner, beat the game, much like I do with any offline game.

So if you play Skyrim, and because it's an offline SP game, is your character building and progression not worth it because other "kewl" people can't see your loot?


 
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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
11. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 10:53 Undocumented Alien
 
Also it's not a single player game, we've gone over this too many times for people that are still bitter to even bother.

It's a single player storyline, can be completed by a single player, coop is optional. How is any of the Diablo games NOT single player? The consoles get D3 offline... again... The. Consoles. Get. D3. Offline.

So by your logic then, the Console version of D3 is a SP game but the PC version isn't, even though they are the same game?

The online-only is straight DRM, we've gone over this too may times with blind fanbois that can't come up with a valid answer to even bother. The president of the Blizzard division all but admits that the online-only is for DRM then throws some marketing speech around it to make it sound... "fun". Oh boy! You can use our antiquated chat interface to communicate with friends! Yippe! Thanks! That definitely makes the game online only... WOW!

I don't have a problem with D3 having an online B.NET option for those that want that (I would use it too), but that's only 1/2 of what should have been shipped.

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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
1. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 09:22 Undocumented Alien
 
Oh boy...  
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News Comments > SimCity Patch Adds Offline Play
8. Re: SimCity Patch Adds Offline Play Mar 18, 2014, 16:08 Undocumented Alien
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 15:16:
So, today the two biggest software always-on controversies officially end? SimCity goes offline and the Auction House closes?

Fancy.

No, Blizzard still needs to provide the PC based customers a D3 offline mode like the consolers got. Could care less about the AH, actually think the Gold AH should have stayed, Real Money Auction House was the problem.
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
44. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 21:54 Undocumented Alien
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 17:50:
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 17:03:
Dam, I don't remember the original one being this bloody... when I saw the story title I thought my kid (7) and I could play together... my wife would kill me if I had him play this.

Hammerwatch. Also, Trine2. And of course, any of the Lego games: LOTR, Marvel Heroes, Batman. My son is 6, and we play all of those together. It's a blast.

Yeah, we did the Star Wars Lego Saga together on the Wii, and now we do MP Minecraft as he's an absolute nut about it. I think we'll do the Marvel Heroes Lego next. Fun playing video games with your kid(s).
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
35. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 17:03 Undocumented Alien
 
Dam, I don't remember the original one being this bloody... when I saw the story title I thought my kid (7) and I could play together... my wife would kill me if I had him play this.  
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News Comments > EverQuest Turns 15
1. Re: EverQuest Turns 15 Mar 17, 2014, 10:21 Undocumented Alien
 
Yikes... 15 years... that ages me...

EQ's last day of beta is in my 'Hall of Fame', I remember being a Dark Elf in my starting area, and along comes this 25'-30' Human Demi-God and about 200 Humans marching in to attack, and behind me comes walking up a 25'-30' Dark Elf Demi-God and we fought the humans at the bridge, was unbelievable. Great Beta ending.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 14, 2014, 17:00 Undocumented Alien
 
Had a ton of lag much worse than PoE desync, could NEVER do HC there.

Yeah, played a bit of D3 last night, was laggy as hell. Not always like that, but it was pretty bad last night at least. Not sure what the problem was.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2014, 10:21 Undocumented Alien
 
As someone elsewhere posted, I'd rather just drop amazon streaming video from the package, to offset the price.

100%, I already have Netflix streaming for my kids and we really never use Amazon's streaming maybe but once in a blue moon. I'd love to have the option to drop the streaming and keep the prime delivery portion the same.

I really like the 2 day shipping, will have to look at my deliveries over the last year and see if $99 a year is worth it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2014, 17:06 Undocumented Alien
 
So what you're saying you're pro-ODRM then?

I wouldn't say I'm "pro-ODRM", no... but if D3 had come out with SP and B.NET, the B.NET would have been online only and I could value that at 1/2 the price of a full offering. So at $19.99, it's right about there.

I gave PoE about $20 for making a good game but would have paid more if it weren't online only.

So I guess I would say I'm "comfortable" with renting a game at $20.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2014, 16:24 Undocumented Alien
 
I'm not a big fan of Diablo 3 being an online only game (as it's roots are SP w/ optional coop), BUT, Battle.NET is selling it currently for $19.99 (PC & MAC).

I've been mooching 2 slots of my buddies account to play it as I didn't think it was worth $59.99/49.99 for what I perceived as 1/2 the game (no SP).

But for $19.99, THAT is worth an online only portion of the game so I finally caved in and bought it. Now I can create more than 2 toons

It's a good price for D3, I even have to recommended it at $19.99.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 9, 2014, 13:05 Undocumented Alien
 
The Stick of Truth is great fun worth a 92 from me before taking away 15 for the complete crap QT events

I haven't gotten as far as you, but I'd give it a similar score (92). The immersion of being part of a South Park episode is very well done.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
45. Re: Op Ed Mar 7, 2014, 10:42 Undocumented Alien
 
And, you are saying the loot hasn't changed and the skills haven't changed. Yet everyone else has been posting about how the loot has changed, how the loots relations to skills has changed and how the game is much more fun. Yet according to the guy that hasn't played since launch, constantly goes into D3 related threads trashing the game, constantly spreading misinformation...nothing in the game has changed. It's impossible to take you seriously or believe a word you say.

Holy dear God I HAVE to agree with Krovven on this (and then take a shower to cleanse myself). Kidding Krovven, kidding.

When I logged in with my Monk his skills were all flashing '!' stating some major changes, so I had to go into my skills window and re-adjust a bunch of things, so they made some changes for sure.

For loot, I think they OVER tuned it, Legendary's aren't very special anymore and yellow is the new blue. Before 'Loot 2.0' I didn't see a Lengendary for almost up to 60-70 hours, now I get at least every play session.

Combat is still A+, but I think they went overboard with Loot 2.0, need to bring it back to the middle more.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
89. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 15:14 Undocumented Alien
 
Do you even know what you are saying when you post this stuff? I'm not even going to bother typing out the obvious contradiction in what you said here. It speaks for itself.

BTW, Xbox One no longer requires an internet connection (except for initial setup) due to said outcry.

Yes, people don't want to be handcuffed to online only, for hardware OR software.

Thanks for the heads up on the XBone not needing a persistent online connection, didn't know they caved in, just further proves that people don't want to be handcuffed online, much like my thread clearly indicated.

Do I know what I post? Sure, much like the consoles, PC's aren't always on the internet, probably not anymore or less than consoles but yet consoles get an offline mode because Blizz doesn't think consoles are online very much, just shows their stupidity of reasoning, pretty clear.

I believe you have a pretty bad comprehension issue, should get that checked out sometime. Not sure how I could make things more clear for you.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
85. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 14:18 Undocumented Alien
 
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 18:28:
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 17:44:
They could have easily had offline and separate online functionality without impacting it.

Isn't that kind of the point though? There were problems with offline and online Diablo 2. They couldn't easily have a separate offline functionality without having the same problems.

It comes down entirely to what a few people want and what's better for the whole of the game. They are never going to make everyone happy. Removing the AH has a lot of people upset, making gear BoA has a lot of people upset. But it's for the better of the game.

"I donít think people necessarily remember how mad they themselves were that they had an offline mode and online mode in Diablo II," Martens said.

I guess "Martens" doesn't remember that BIG dialog box that popped up warning people that if they created an offline SP character that it would not transfer over to the B.NET server. Seemed pretty clear to me, I just had characters in both modes, you know, options.

And here is ActiBlizz's reason why Consoles have an offline version of D3: Not a lot of people connect their consoles

ďI got to see it from all angles, especially having worked on console. Diablo plays best when youíre playing with other people. Because not a lot of people connect their consoles to the internet, thatís where the whole idea of having to get four people on the same couch playing together."

Really? People don't connect their XBOX's and PS3/4's to the internet? That seems like a strange statement considering that the XBone requires it, and the PS4 was also going to do it until they saw Microsoft getting their balls kicked into their brain, then smartly changed course as they saw that people in fact, want an offline option.

Even the President of Blizzard just blows hot air and basically admits D3 is always on for DRM and "other" things.

I fully understand the desire to play Diablo 3 offline

Diablo 1/2/3 all have a Single Player Driven Story that can be completed by a Single Player. It's a single player game with an always online DRM, period. COOP is completely and totally optional.

I would have LOVED to see Blizz make Diablo 1 or 2 online only, I don't believe we would even be talking about D3 right now.




 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - South Park: The Stick of Truth
45. Re: Into the Black Mar 5, 2014, 09:30 Undocumented Alien
 
Couple hours in and no sign of any bugs or glitches yet, fingers crossed (PC version).

Really enjoying it. I like the timing based combat system. The humor and shoutouts to pretty much every episode really hits the spot. And it really is uncanny how exactly like the show it looks. Obviously it's an easier style to copy but still, in cutscenes you really can't tell it's realtime.

100% agree, the background music with Cartman's occasional singing cracks me up. Take a walk into the camera store and listen to the rap song playing, just wrong... (but funny).

 
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