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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Mandalore’s Revenge
1. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Mandalore’s Revenge Jun 3, 2016, 18:11 JohnBirshire
 
I would play this if the engine wasn't so "clunky". It doesn't have a smooth feel whatsoever like other MMOs.  
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Jun 1, 2016, 08:57 JohnBirshire
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 02:40:
Wallshadows wrote on May 31, 2016, 11:11:
Warcraft seems to be bombing with US critics whereas it's doing fairly well abroad at least as far as video game adaptations go. I don't trust fan reviews for this one though, there are simply far too many people who either love Blizzard because they can do no wrong or have an axe to grind with them so it turns in to a giant dick measuring content of 10/10 and 0/10 reviews based on everything except the film itself.

Definitely had some growing pains thanks to the marketing team though who didn't seem to know what they were trying to advertise in many of the trailers.

As always the law of averages takes over after a certain number of critics/users have done their thing. The 0s and the 10s cancel each other out.

Uhh...no they don't. They leave a 5, aka shit, rating.

The movie Troy had a fantastic Director's Cut.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online: Dark Brotherhood Released
2. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online: Dark Brotherhood Released May 31, 2016, 20:49 JohnBirshire
 
I'd play this game if it had a more realistic PvP cap, it needs a more level playing field. Too many videos online of people winning 1 vs 12's just because they play 20 hours a day and their characters are exponentially more powerful than everyone elses. Game desperately needs a character skill level cap, so that time played > player skill.

This comment was edited on May 31, 2016, 22:43.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Free Weekend
4. Re: Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Free Weekend May 26, 2016, 21:27 JohnBirshire
 
They need to replace free weekends with free weeks. Friday to Friday or something of that nature. Not all of us are free on weekends, but that's the only time they ever host these.  
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News Comments > Steam Top Seven
1. Re: Steam Top Seven May 15, 2016, 13:10 JohnBirshire
 
Why are they even adding pre-orders as their own spot anyways?  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
5. Re: Don't understand Vanilla demand... May 14, 2016, 14:04 JohnBirshire
 
Luke wrote on May 14, 2016, 07:25:

So ...because you played it and found it boring ya just don't understand the demand from others Clown

Uhh...yes, exactly. Why the demand? 2 months, maybe, and you've done everything there is to do.
 
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News Comments > TERA Secrets & Shadows Next Week
3. Re: TERA Secrets & Shadows Next Week May 12, 2016, 20:51 JohnBirshire
 
Wow, thank you for the thoughtful response, it is greatly appreciated.

Okay, I won't pass it up then, but won't stop what I'm doing to play it. In the next couple months if I'm between games I'll give it a download and check it out.
 
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News Comments > TERA Secrets & Shadows Next Week
1. Re: TERA Secrets & Shadows Next Week May 11, 2016, 21:13 JohnBirshire
 
Is this worth trying out? New expansions are always a great time to jump in, because at that point you aren't way behind everyone who has been playing for years, especially if you're playing a brand new class.  
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News Comments > Vampire Bloodlines TMed
16. Irony... May 7, 2016, 12:23 JohnBirshire
 
The game has had northwards of 125+ patches (and counting) in the last 12 years, still trying to fix problems with the initial release...

"Bro, this game was perfectly fine since day one!"

*facepalm*
 
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News Comments > Black Desert Online Mediah Part Two
1. Re: Black Desert Online Mediah Part Two May 4, 2016, 18:33 JohnBirshire
 
What MMO's are the "least grindy" nowadays?
 
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News Comments > Steam Customer Review Changes
6. Re: Steam Customer Review Changes May 3, 2016, 21:35 JohnBirshire
 
I can't stand these "joke reviews" that are always upvoted to the top. So corny and cliched, yet people keep voting them above everything else, game after game.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online DLC Plans
5. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online DLC Plans Apr 28, 2016, 13:09 JohnBirshire
 
I quit playing once I realized the PvP grind was absolutely insane. I heard they drastically lowered the cap though, from 3000 to 500, so might give it a try again.  
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News Comments > Desilets vs Ubisoft Lawsuit Dropped
2. Re: Desilets vs Ubisoft Lawsuit Dropped Apr 25, 2016, 22:32 JohnBirshire
 
It always seems like games with names like "Name: Name the name", etc, don't perform very well, on average.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Online Bonuses; New Maps
1. Re: Grand Theft Auto Online Bonuses; New Maps Apr 23, 2016, 14:24 JohnBirshire
 
What is wrong with these nutjobs? They do absolutely nothing about the rampart cheating that drives players away in droves, yet they simultaneously release new stuff to get a fraction of them back.
 
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News Comments > Steamship - Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
2. Re: Steamship - Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Apr 21, 2016, 21:49 JohnBirshire
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 19:53:
I have to wonder how the Warhammer 40k universe can have so many people (in theory) if they die so rapidly, with nonstop combat seemingly throughout the galaxy.

I believe it's due to humans populating some 10,000 planets, so there are trillions of humans. Hive cities where 1 billion people live are common.

However, humanity IS on the decline though, due to nonstop attacks on all fronts from xeno (alien) species, mutants, and chaos.
 
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini Warlords Early Access
1. Re: Starpoint Gemini Warlords Early Access Apr 14, 2016, 20:37 JohnBirshire
 
The thing I didn't care for about Starpoint Gemini 2 wasn't the lack of content...but the lack of atmosphere. It just seemed so dull and lifeless, which is unfortunate, because far older games like Privateer were the exact opposite.

Is this something they addressed with this one?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Stops Private WoW Server
12. Re: Blizzard Stops Private WoW Server Apr 8, 2016, 17:01 JohnBirshire
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 00:15:
JohnBirshire wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 20:30:
These servers don't "rely on donations to keep the server running"...they are actually making exhorbinant amounts of money.

I remember a couple years ago one got shut down after it was realized that the server's owner was making $250,000 a MONTH running it.

I currently play on one off and on that runs multiple servers from multiple expansions, and I know they are easily making millions of dollars a year.

Is it theft? Well, they are profiting off of someone else's intellectual property...so yes.

When Blizzard serves them with papers, they shut down. Ironically, Blizzard rarely ever does however. (and when they do, they pop right back up under a different name a week later) So it's all properly just an exercise in futility.

I was a staff member of Nostalrius so I can tell you for a fact they were not making exorbitant amounts of money. In fact they made practical nothing. The server was a labor of love for the vanilla WOW community.

Don't worry, the support staff of the other servers were told the same thing. Free labor. Don't let it bother you.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Stops Private WoW Server
10. Re: Blizzard Stops Private WoW Server Apr 7, 2016, 20:30 JohnBirshire
 
These servers don't "rely on donations to keep the server running"...they are actually making exhorbinant amounts of money.

I remember a couple years ago one got shut down after it was realized that the server's owner was making $250,000 a MONTH running it.

I currently play on one off and on that runs multiple servers from multiple expansions, and I know they are easily making millions of dollars a year.

Is it theft? Well, they are profiting off of someone else's intellectual property...so yes.

When Blizzard serves them with papers, they shut down. Ironically, Blizzard rarely ever does however. (and when they do, they pop right back up under a different name a week later) So it's all properly just an exercise in futility.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 27, 2016, 22:11 JohnBirshire
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 20:36:
I've been playing Stardew Valley with my 7 year old son for the past 3 weeks. It's been a nice break from Minecraft!

You should play The Culling with your 7 year old.
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Unchained Open Beta This Month
2. Re: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Open Beta This Month Mar 23, 2016, 19:38 JohnBirshire
 
I actually bought the first one, found out you couldn't even remap your keys, and promptly asked for a refund.

Their developer is incompetent, will never buy another game from them.

If you can't get 101 stuff right, get out of the business.
 
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