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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2016, 13:12 Verno
 
No one really cares if you're going to pirate a bunch of stuff and sell your media but don't ask others to play make believe just because you stepped in a pile of your own hypocrisy as usual. You have no legal right to the contents of a disc after you sell it. Fucking LOL.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Blu-ray suggestions? May 9, 2016, 14:10 Verno
 
jimnms wrote on May 9, 2016, 12:33:
DRM woes

Sorry to hear it. I spent like 3 grand chasing the unicorn that is the perfect HTPC setup with Bluray included. In the end I gave up and decided to get an Nvidia Shield and a file server, couldn't be happier. Android TV has most of the base apps I care about, googlecast support, can run Kodi/Plex and so on. It even does my emulation stuff pretty well. For movies/tv I care about I do the rips myself with my own media to get the encode I want. I continually banged my head against the wall with Bluray on PC until I realized that I was sick of the bullshit. I was hung up on the lack of ownership thing without discs but now I just packrat that shit away in a NAS that I also backup to a cloud provider.

The media industry continually fucks up this stuff, its no surprise Netflix is taking them to the cleaners. Their answer to everything is insane protection and paranoia, meanwhile piracy has never been easier and more convenient.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Open Beta Opens
30. Re: Overwatch Open Beta Opens May 5, 2016, 16:14 Verno
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on May 5, 2016, 13:33:
yeah that's the thing. Right now tons of people running around like headless chickens but that is to be expected day 1 of an open beta... is it not?

Yep exactly. I see a lot of forum complaints about Bastion for example but that's because half of the player base is running mindlessly into turret fire over and over again, let alone remembering hard counters and stuff like that.

Game is super fun if you like small squad size battles and the map design so far is pretty decent. I like it. Simple to play, difficult to master. As you get matched against better people the game is way more fun.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
26. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 29, 2016, 12:48 Verno
 
Retired wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 11:10:
Does me no good to post anything. Ill go back to observing "head in the sand" mentality.

I'm sad I missed the actual response and that the rest of this got so ugly. I hope you don't feel like people won't give your opinion a fair shake, I was just in a meeting otherwise I would've read and responded
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
19. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 29, 2016, 11:26 Verno
 
Retired wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 10:42:
I sure did. Go read.

Sorry, I am working 2 jobs, working 6-7 days a week......if you haven't noticed I am hardly around.

So you did, my apologies. I responded there as well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 29, 2016, 11:11 Verno
 
No one cares or uses it so I'm not sure what they think they are gaining here.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
16. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 29, 2016, 11:08 Verno
 
Retired wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 08:29:
Not sure why it matters what the person does for a job.....please share with me what jobs a person can hold to usurp the law because of their title..... president? lawmaker? priest?

Shitbags are shitbags. Have arrested cops, troopers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc. You name it.

So again you want to publicly execute them all? I'm curious, where do you draw that line? Do we kill all of the murderers too? What about people who commit manslaughter? I mean, they took a life after all which as a society we deem worse than even child molestation. Do we chop off an arm for thieves?

I'm not being flippant, I'm honestly curious how do you define what we kill for and what we don't? I think child molesters belong in prison, something is inherently broken inside of them and I believe they pose a danger to society but I can't bring myself to kill them for it. You seem to aim for a more vengeful approach, I find it a bit disturbing coming from a cop to be honest but I would love to hear your point of view as I'm always open to changing my mind.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
16. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 29, 2016, 09:51 Verno
 
I just finished reading the piece, pretty stupid stuff. Snapchat was aware teens were causing high speed crashes as a direct result of this filter and did nothing, yeah they are absolutely partially culpable.

You gave an example Batman, let me provide a counter to that. When tylenol was aware of people tampering with their product they didn't say "oh well they are abusing our product and its not our responsibility", they acted to protect the public by securing it against neglient use. Gun manufacturers put safeties on guns to protect against accidental discharge that used to be rampant. They could have just said "golly shucks, use our product the right way" but they didn't.

To act like companies have no responsibility to the public doesn't feel right to me. If my company acted that way I wouldn't want to be associated with it. There is more to life than simply making money, you can do so in a responsible and moral manner. I get the whole old man "aint no personal responsibility anymore" bit because I feel the same way sometimes but I think you're way off base on this one. Also you never came back to the thread about child porn the other day when you said they should be publicly executed, that guy turned out to be a cop just FYI. Might give you some perspective on that subject in the future.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
77. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 29, 2016, 08:57 Verno
 
Sorry to interrupt the pissing match but This seems to have done the trick of deflating the balloon, the forums and press seem to be going back to normal. I think a lot of the players weighing in helped too, I had a buddy who was convinced legacy servers would be some sort of panacea but I invited him to play on Kronos for 2 hours and that was all it took.

They've learned a lot of lessons since WoD and I feel like they're going to do great things again in the future with a new team in place.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 28, 2016, 09:33 Verno
 
Retired wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 20:17:
Wish we could publicly execute CP users and molesters. Have buddies that are cops that "play" as underage girls online - we arrest people coming in from all over the world......it is endless.....so sick.

Did you read the article? He's a cop, still want to publicly execute him?

As a society we're trying to move on from that sort of behavior and its a bit disturbing to see someone charged with upholding the law say that we should just publicly execute people as if he was rattling off the sports scores. Child molesters should be in prison where they can't harm society, assuming there is no chance at rehabilitation which I dare say is the truth for most of them.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
68. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 14:39 Verno
 

My favorite memories of the vanilla years was breaking into places we weren't supposed to be able to get to.

Caverns of Time was a crazy process, of jump here.. jump there.. walk over here.. drop here... When you got in there was no texture to the walls, you just saw items floating and that trippy background with the star field and nebula.

Mount Hyjal was fun too. "*[UNDER CONSTRUCTION]*"

I fell through the world a few times while trying to get into Hyjal. My only fond memories of old school WoW are all nostalgia borne and more related to the awesome guild we had rather than the gameplay itself being any good. Getting my Thunderfury was pretty nuts but even that was a stupid grind though when I look back on it. I really enjoyed Twin Emps and felt it was a perfectly tuned encounter but it relied on 40 people being in perfect sync which is pretty dicey even for a good guild. The good thing about WoW now is that you can still go back and do most of the old raid stuff thanks to LFR, its not just dead content like most of the player run shards I tried.

Karazhan was a ton of fun. Awesome design, wacky encounters, lots to do for every class. The game needed more stuff like that and less filler thats just designed to waste time.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
65. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 13:27 Verno
 
Oh and I forgot Hunters rolling on everything. Shaman losing their 2H skill by switching specs. Yes bring back 1.12 the glory days LOL.

I remember a buddy of mine doing the GM PvP grind back then too. He had to use up his stacked 18 days of vacation time, playing like 12-14 hours a day himself and he still had to account share to get it done. Old raids were terrible grinds too. People think of the good fights like Nefarian and forget the awful crap in AQ20/40, almost everything in Molten Core and shit like that. Hammering your Decursive bind because half of the encounters were just debuff spamfests. Auto-cancel healing mods. Hell the early UI had no real raid frames and the first ever implementation worked by broadcasting status through a chat channel.

I don't know why they would bother trying to sort out the mess of "what do we put in a pristine server?" and instead just make another game at that point. The WoW lore is nearly used up at this stage with the weird story reboot anyway. Titan sucked but they can still do something else.

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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
62. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 11:31 Verno
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 10:16:
Remember only being able to go one flight path hop at a time? One main auction house per faction (so your computer died when you flew over whichever city). Is that how far back these vanilla servers run at..?

It was all good at the time because the sense of exploration, and the camaraderie, but at this point where nothing's new.. yeah, no.

That's the other problem with the player shards, no one agrees. Some run ultra old versions of the game and others start bringing features in from the expansions, usually in a buggy mess. Some encounters don't work at all, sometimes the server has to be rebooted constantly because a raid guild boss is broken and yadda yadda yadda. Then you get the human element where drama happens in the background which affects the players. They often have problems funding themselves too, I've played on a few that just poofed when the money ran out.

Some of the old crap I never minded in the past that I would never tolerate now:

- Crushing Blows
- Weapon skills
- Classes pigeon holed forever into a single role
- Buff/Debuff limits
- Buff juggling because totems/auras were not raid wide
- Raid bosses immune to a specific damage type, rendering entire specs useless
- 30 minute Shield Wall cooldown hahaha
- Leveling via grinding outdoor mobs was actually optimal in some circumstances
- One tank class
- One stop flights
- Sorry I would love to do Scholo but I have to start making water 30 minutes before the raid
- No slow mounts until level 40
- Advertising for a dungeon group for an hour
- Absurd CC stacking in encounters
- Wanna join us for a dungeon? Uldaman? Maraudon? Nope sorry too far away
- Sorry I would love to do a dungeon but I have to farm soul shards for an hour before the raid starts

And there are SO many more I don't feel like listing, everything interface to simple quality of life stuff.

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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
60. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 10:07 Verno
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 07:05:
"when you see 2 sunders you can start doing damage" Grinding out weapon skills. Watching your ammo crafting bar number rise. Poison charges. Bring back resist gear so I can fill my bank with useless shit I had to grind out for no reason. Let the fun begin Rolleyes

Yeah I think people forget about all of the warts we had back in the days of mounts being items in your pack and forced to run everywhere before level 40. Every time I start an alt I say I'm going to do it old school but by level 20 I'm already tired of the nonsense.

The only decent thing from the old WOW days was non-linear dungeon design and I'd like to see some of that come back. Everything else is a massive improvement, the game is so much better now than it was then. Classes can fulfill multiple roles so you're not screwed when your MT leaves for another guild. You're not told to just roll another class if god forbid you want some variety in life. God old WOW was awful. Back then I thought it was fun but looking back I can see how much of it was grindy bullshit that I just excused due to my age.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
37. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 16:28 Verno
 
Omni wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 16:02:
Blizzard target group is facebook user and casual players that wants rewards for idling and doing nothing.

Plenty of idling and doing nothing in vanilla WoW. You also got rewarded for doing frankly mindless shit in vanilla too, spending more time doing a task doesn't make it "better" or something. You also seem to be confusing different aspects of the game. Raiding is still alive and well. You can be as much of a grognard about raiding as you want, plenty of silly time sinks there for people who confuse work and entertainment. What they made easier and more accessible is the rest of the content for the people who make up the majority of the player base. I don't see how some chick doing a daily quest affects your entertainment value any. The majority of the changes in the game were from player feedback, both casual and hardcore alike. You go back through the forums and you will find a constant refrain of people needing the game to be more accommodating to their schedule. Anyways the genie isn't going back in the bottle nor does it need to. WoW is still a great game all these years later, its just different. Not exactly a new concept either, WoW was always evolving even back then.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
31. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 15:15 Verno
 
When people say they want vanilla servers, do they want the old version of those classes? Do you want druids to be useless outside of healing? Are Paladins just robot buffers? Are warriors the only possible tanks? Do you want the old poorly tuned abilities and specs that are literally worthless? Do you want gear that makes zero sense and has +strength on the caster robes? Do you want PVP rankings where you have to treat the game like a second job in order to stay ahead?

The old WoW is dead and gone, so is your nostalgia. People used to pass on what items came from what quests. Now that stuff is datamined and available before you've even updated your client. What people really want is that sense of wonder they had when exploring Ashenvale for the first time but it's never coming back. Everyone has explored everything and there are no surprises outside of new content. Forcing people to use ground mounts across crap they've already seen 100 times isn't going to make it better.

Vanilla WoW was an objectively worse game in every way to the current game. You just had more free time and were more tolerant of its deficiencies.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
13. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 12:31 Verno
 
Blizzard would need to invest millions into the development for a niche of a niche market that would never be profitable. Not going to happen and that's basically what they said here. You're never getting your nostalgia back, time to move on.

If people want to poopsock dungeon attunements into the ground while they chug mountain dew or whatever I'm sure Everquest is still running.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
10. Re: Evening Interviews Apr 22, 2016, 09:54 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 00:13:
He says about 1900 times how horrifically they failed on Titan, but never actually explains a single word about WHY it failed. What about it was a failure?

In the past someone higher up basically said that nothing worked cohesively and that it simply wasn't fun. I'm sure there are detailed explanations as to why but it sounds like they were just trying to mishmash disparate game systems together and that it never worked out.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews Apr 20, 2016, 14:51 Verno
 
Exactly nin. They can barely pay server bills with player run shards, let alone make it into a profitable venture. Either way Blizzard isn't doing it, they are looking ahead not backward. It doesn't matter if its 10 million sigs, as if online signature petitions mean shit all.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Sales Record
21. Re: Dark Souls III Sales Record Apr 20, 2016, 10:04 Verno
 
christheshitter wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 21:51:
Can't stand the fanboys of the Dark Souls series the same goes for the Witcher fanboys. They're all rabid pubertal teens with no sense of what elements a game need to make it a good game, just being hard it's not of them. I really like challenges and difficult games i love but usually they are more than just that. Dark Souls is not a bad game per see but it's nothing but an empty shell than being just hard.

Nope 100% wrong. Anyone can play a hard game, there are tons of games that just hard for the sake of it. What sets these games apart are the combat mechanics, art, encounter and level design.

It doesn't even sound like you've ever played one of these games, just a bunch of vague tripe that serves as a vehicle to some nonsense rant about the gaming industry in general.
 
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