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Nickname DarkCntry
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Signed On Jan 29, 2006, 02:29
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. May 31, 2016, 14:43 DarkCntry
 
My understanding is that everything in the Warcraft movie is disjointed from a theatrical standpoint, but 'lore-nerds' will find some entertainment with all the little nods they throw in.

*IF* I go see it in the theaters, I'll keep my expectations where I normally keep them for these tent pole movies, which is simply to take them at face value and as a popcorn Summer flick...like I did with X-Men.
 
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News Comments > EA Origin Access Adds ME Trilogy and More
6. Re: EA Origin Access Adds ME Trilogy and More May 27, 2016, 04:10 DarkCntry
 
NetHead wrote on May 26, 2016, 08:27:
The thing is with it being a limited EA catalogue, which is limited to begin with, I will never subscribe, they will never get a singe cent from me and I doubt I'm the only one.

If there were subscription services with games from every publisher that would at least make sense, otherwise it's like subscribing to multiple cable/TV/movie publishers for chunks of content. Something I won't support. They need to get over themselves and I don't think anyone should take the EA subscription thing seriously until they offer, at the very least, ALL EA games on it.

They seem to be trying to create a situation where people pay them monthly subscription fees, and pay for full new games, and pay for "DLC" often cut from said games (nevermind "DLC" which is a single texture on an object). Could you imagine they have their way, they would make US cable providers and ISPs look like hard working providers with value, or just amateur thieves.

If they had put the ME trilogy on something like GOG for a decent price I would have gotten it. Otherwise I'm not giving them a dime to be locked into them and sure as hell not for them to have the ability to pull the plug on my content when they feel like it (especially on a purchase) or due to some error, be it out of malice, stupidity or even a lack of an internet connection.

Guess I'm an old phogie, as when I pay for a game I expect nothing less than being able to play it when I want, whenever my time allows, aswell as where ever I want without having to ask for permission.

Those are my terms and I don't think they're unreasonable, they can either make money out of it, or not.

What you just described already exists with premium networks like HBO with their original content. Yes, you can obtain it elsewhere later down the line (or as-is via other less-than-legal methods), but overall you're looking at paying extra for piecemeal content that is specific to that particular network (see: Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, etc etc). As was mentioned in the reply before yours, the incremental sports releases alone are plenty enough value if you like those sports games.

There have been attempts at creating an all-inclusive subscription service for games via both streaming and downloading via places like OnLive, but both the lack of decent bandwidth and an incomplete library (see: just small) and it really just doesn't work.

The irony with the comment about not purchasing when they have the ability to deny you access to the content is funny, unless of course you don't purchase via Steam, as the system is the exact same...however it's an apples to oranges comparison because you don't pay a subscription to Valve for a la carte access to their library of software.
 
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News Comments > EA Origin Access Adds ME Trilogy and More
3. Re: EA Origin Access Adds ME Trilogy and More May 26, 2016, 02:50 DarkCntry
 
Acleacius wrote on May 25, 2016, 23:46:
Cause it's more profitable than actually selling your games, like ME series and DLC to people who want to buy them on another service? Idiots. Middlefinger

ME 1 and 2 are still on Steam, but yea, no ME3 or DLC. That said, this service isn't bad on the face of it.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Double XP Weekend
5. Re: Battleborn Double XP Weekend May 21, 2016, 19:50 DarkCntry
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 21, 2016, 18:06:
I've played this game before, it was called Borderlands 1 and 2 and 1/2. While the humor is good there was nothing compelling at all that makes me want to play it like Overwatch.

Why do people feel the need to bring up Overwatch in a discussion of a game not even in the same genre?

It's pretty sad that this game suffers because people wrongly associate it with Overwatch, leaving the general gaming community to dislike it by that same association.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Sales Record
28. Re: Stellaris Sales Record May 11, 2016, 07:44 DarkCntry
 
The only thing I have issues with is that, like almost every other 4x game, it starts chugging as the game goes on, especially on the larger galaxy types...overall though, I really do like it.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials
10. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials May 6, 2016, 08:47 DarkCntry
 
nin wrote on May 6, 2016, 08:32:
Kxmode wrote on May 5, 2016, 22:18:
Wait until Q2 ends Blizzard. Your numbers are going to be drastically lower; guaranteed.

Exactly how much? Numbers, please.


How about 2? Does that number work? I like 2....
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Begins
30. Re: Battleborn Begins May 4, 2016, 03:31 DarkCntry
 
ViRGE wrote on May 4, 2016, 02:09:
DarkCntry wrote on May 3, 2016, 19:01:
PHJF wrote on May 3, 2016, 18:35:
Have you played Borderlands before?
Character movement feels exactly like it.

That would be terrible for a game I always assumed was trying to compete with Overwatch.

Except Overwatch and Battleborn are two different genres...
As someone who hasn't paid a whole lot of attention to either game so far and is just lumping those together as "colorful class based shooter," I'd very much like to get a good explanation of how they're different.

Best way to put it...

Overwatch = TF2
Battleborn = Borderlands (Team-oriented co-op with skills) crossed with Smite (MOBA-style in 2 PVP game modes, 3 point capture in the last PVP mode)
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Begins
24. Re: Battleborn Begins May 3, 2016, 19:01 DarkCntry
 
PHJF wrote on May 3, 2016, 18:35:
Have you played Borderlands before?
Character movement feels exactly like it.

That would be terrible for a game I always assumed was trying to compete with Overwatch.

Except Overwatch and Battleborn are two different genres...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 29, 2016, 17:48 DarkCntry
 
wtf_man wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 16:54:
I think you misunderstood.

I didn't say I didn't know what the data is... I meant I don't care.

Tinfoil hat usually refers to someone that is "paranoid" about something being transmitted about them.

My attitude is... if you take away my control over the OS on MY machine (aka, don't give me a true opt outs), then fsck you... I won't give you anything.

That's not paranoia, my friend.

Well, there is the whole "connected to the Internet" bit about transmitting of data...if you're connected to the Internet I'm pretty sure you've already transmitted enough data to various entities to supply them with information to last until your great-grandkid's grandkids are long dust.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Mods Open Beta
15. Re: Fallout 4 Mods Open Beta Apr 28, 2016, 05:56 DarkCntry
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 04:06:
Waiting for the mod that will make Fallout4 an actual roleplaying game...

Subjective desires here...technically the game is a roleplaying game as it allows you to create a character, assign attributes and skills, as well as 'evolve' the character as time goes on, which are basic hallmarks of the genre.

Granted, as years go on, these things start getting muddled, but overall, the game itself is still rooted in the genre's 'requirements'.
 
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News Comments > Dreadnought Preorders; Closed Beta This Week
4. Re: Dreadnought Preorders; Closed Beta This Week Apr 28, 2016, 05:52 DarkCntry
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 17:10:
Keith wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 15:54:
This looks pretty damned good. Unfortunately, my experiences with space/large craft games that seem to require a team to function well just haven't been that good. The games themselves seem like they have been pretty well done, it's the retard or non-existent team players that make it die. I wouldn't mind seeing one of these done with a nice lenghty single player component. Well, that and the ability to control things with a mouse and keyboard instead of one of those crappy console controllers or a flight stick.

Well, every team based game can be ruined by idiots on either team. That will never change.

However, I don't think this game will be that bad, as far as I understand it, each player at least gets their own ship, be it a dreadnought or corvette. At least you won't be relying on other players to fire your weapons as you pilot, etc.

Only potential issue I see is they are already selling cosmetic DLC, and the game itself is going to be some sort of F2P with microtransactions setup. I know it's the new model for games, but I am not a fan of the F2P grind/treadmills.


So far, outside of strict cosmetics, everything in the game is purchased via in-game currency. Ships themselves are literally just cosmetic sans the heroic ships, which are nothing but 'short-cut' ships that offer the same side-grade loadouts already obtainable in-game for free.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods Released
3. Re: Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods Released Apr 27, 2016, 00:25 DarkCntry
 
El Pit wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 23:44:
Blizzard looting the tomb of H. P. Lovecraft for a dime - how the mighty have fallen.

As opposed to looting the Games Workshop braintrust? How can you fall when you never really were above it?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
46. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 18:57 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 18:53:
Wetworks wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 18:07:
Vanilla servers is such a no brainer for Blizzard I have no idea why they haven't done it yet.

It's not about the money. It's clear they have the resources to do this if wanted. It's about their egos. The people driving WOW today DO NOT want the community going back to the first version of their game. They've censored and banned ALL vanilla discussions on their official servers. They've said "No" to legacy servers since Cataclysm days. It's very clear from Cataclysm that their intent was to destroy the original vanilla content. They have also gone back and redid almost all the old dungeons and raids. It doesn't serve any purpose other than to continue to replace the old content with THEIR content.

Do you even read what you type? I mean, you're coming off worse than Fox Mulder explaining what the evil Government is doing to the X-Files....

It's simple, there's no factual proof that it would be a viable investment for Blizzard to undertake this, and even if you could somehow find proof, it still wouldn't work in a long-term environment.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. removed Apr 21, 2016, 17:13 DarkCntry
 
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News Comments > Mafia III in October
25. Re: Mafia III in October Apr 19, 2016, 19:49 DarkCntry
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 12:24:
So, if the Season Pass idea is such a horrendous idea to some people...just don't buy it.

Whoa there cowboy, there's no place for logical thought processes on the Internet!
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon Ticket Sales Tomorrow
10. Re: BlizzCon Ticket Sales Tomorrow Apr 19, 2016, 19:46 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 11:05:
nin wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 11:00:
Your crusades getting old...

That's what it feels like at times. Thankfully I'm not alone. We have large numbers of freeloaders for this movement.

FTFY...

When there can be quantifiable proof that people will be willing to pay for this, you're just living a pipe-dream.
 
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: Petition for Legacy World of Warcraft Servers Passes 150k Apr 19, 2016, 15:45 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 13:53:
Brazor wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 12:16:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 17:06:
They couldn't secure $500 a month in donations because they didn't take donations. Everything was already paid for. The server was non profit. Just stop...

By the way I was a member of the Nostalrius staff so I know what I'm talking about.
http://forum.nostalrius.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=37403
Then what was the deal with this?

Read the announcement. It explains everything well enough.

I think the point was that you stated that they didn't take donations and that the servers were paid for, where-as the thread linked to states otherwise...
 
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News Comments > GameStop's Publishing Division
2. Re: GameStop's Publishing Division Apr 18, 2016, 21:19 DarkCntry
 
I would say this is double-dipping, but since Valve created Steam, I guess it's just savvy business.  
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: Petition for Legacy World of Warcraft Servers Passes 150k Apr 18, 2016, 19:25 DarkCntry
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 18:20:
DarkCntry wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:46:
Yes, WoW's overall gameplay has changed somewhat from vanilla and the focus of the game has shifted from group-oriented content and raids to that of what we have now,

I haven't played in forever, but what is it like now? Curious.

They're focusing more on small group experiences, basic party dungeon crawls and less on high-end raiding. There is also a bit more focus on story aspects being forefront than before, but WoW's story has been always something of a flux component and no one pays too much attention to it outside of the general story of whatever it is they are in currently.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: Petition for Legacy World of Warcraft Servers Passes 150k Apr 18, 2016, 16:46 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 15:54:
Then Blizzard doesn't trust their fans, which is precisely Blizzard's problem to begin with. This is why Brack said "You think you do, but you don't." Nostalrius showed Blizzard the exact opposite. Blizzard just needs to trust their fans. There are way more legacy fans (Vanilla, TBC and WOTLK) than retail players.
I hear this time and again with almost every game in this genre, that there are people who claim that there are more fans of the 'original' version as opposed to what is current, all without any proof outside of a closed ecosystem.

Rose-tinted glasses are a big issue when it comes to MMOs, everyone gets all nostalgic over the past that it clouds their judgement of how things really were 'back in the day' to the point that they think it is any different than what takes place now.

Yes, WoW's overall gameplay has changed somewhat from vanilla and the focus of the game has shifted from group-oriented content and raids to that of what we have now, but that doesn't mean that there's enough of a fanbase of the original style to support the blade offshoots required to run legacy servers. There's also the point where you get the freeloaders who only play on the emulated servers because most of them are free...

$15/mth per how many possible thousand of people is not going to be enough to support what these people want, which is a fully-operational product with the same benefits as the currently-ran version, especially not for the size that Blizzard runs their staff. The Blizzard folks I've talked to at various conventions and events have stated that the engine code from vanilla was so massive that it undertook almost an entire team of 30 just to make sure it was 'running' as it should...I seriously doubt Blizzard are going to cannibalize their flagship teams to create legacy teams like this.

Besides, Brazor's point of where do you stop with the legacy requirements when there are people who want strictly vanilla content, to those who want Wrath or BC. This then leads into which things should get patched with the fixes that have taken place over the decade plus since it was originally developed? How about the desired balance changes? At what point do these legacy servers stop being legacy servers and become old code?

There's a whole can of worms that gets opened when things like this get 'traction' from the vocal communities out there...and that can of worms generally has several hundred differing (and sometimes dissenting) opinions of what ingredients should be in them.
 
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