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Signed On Oct 7, 2010, 18:04
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 12, 2015, 17:46 AngelicPenguin
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 12, 2015, 14:16:
Some of these updates makes me wonder what kind of research Microsoft does before goes ahead and completely redesigns the dashboard.

You don't think it looks pretty significantly better? The old version looked like the Windows 8 start menu.

I haven't used it yet, though, so hopefully it's more functional as well.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Bot Maker
22. Re: Blizzard Sues Bot Maker Nov 12, 2015, 13:19 AngelicPenguin
 
Creston wrote on Nov 12, 2015, 12:52:

Now that there's no auction house, how does botting in Diablo affect anyone? (Assuming we're talking about D3.)


The main beef people have is that paragon levels are super important for season laddering, so many people feel like to compete they need to bot. I don't worry about competing on ladder, so to your point, botting doesn't affect me, but for those who do want to it's a pretty big issue.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Bot Maker
20. Re: Blizzard Sues Bot Maker Nov 12, 2015, 12:14 AngelicPenguin
 
Creston wrote on Nov 12, 2015, 09:01:
As a result of Enright’s conduct, Blizzard has lost millions or tens of millions of dollars in revenue and in consumer goodwill

Really? How? People with bots pay to play WoW. People play Diablo 3 for free. Heroes of the Storm is completely free. How did you lose money?

And consumer goodwill? It may be irritating to see bots all standing together to gang up on a spawn (hi Elder Scrolls Online!) but it's not THAT big an issue.

Quit whining, Blizzard.

You don't think there is a monetary interest in keeping their games bot free? I know lots of folks who are frustrated with botting in Diablo, so I wouldn't be surprised if many of them didn't buy the expansion because of it. I don't play WoW or HoTS, but I'd imagine it would be similar.

Even free games generally have paid cosmetics. Same deal, if you lose customers, you lose out there too.

I'm surprised anyone would have an issue with Blizzard suing a bot maker.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Nov 11, 2015, 14:20 AngelicPenguin
 
I really hope he enjoyed it.

I mean what if your dying wish was to see the new Star Wars movie in 1999, and you saw the Phantom Menace.

I dunno, maybe at that stage anything might cheer you up.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Popular
41. Re: Fallout 4 Popular Nov 11, 2015, 11:37 AngelicPenguin
 
ShakyJake wrote on Nov 11, 2015, 05:25:
This game has been a nightmare as a left-handed person. Many keys over on the right-hand side of the board are not allowable to be bound to keys, and even when you ARE able to rebind basic keys elsewhere all the menus still require the old keys. What the hell? I've spent a good part of last night and today messing around with keyboard editors that allow me to bypass the problem by changing keys over on the numpad to read as asdf, etc. Very frustrating, and I don't know how it got to release without anyone caring about us lefties.

As a leftie myself, I've long been using AutoHotkey. Fixes all these sorts of issues.
 
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News Comments > On Fallout 4's Graphics
79. Re: On Fallout 4's Graphics Nov 7, 2015, 21:22 AngelicPenguin
 
Slick wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 22:39:
apologize more noobs. you fuckers are the reason we're in 2015 and we still don't have molecular physics in every title, we don't have performance-captured animations in every game, and why the AI count is still abysmal. where are the gleaming cities of the future we were promised? because you keep buying the same old garbage, then apologize for them when they purposefully avoid any forward progress. fuck you.

Wow, you are annoying. Just thought I'd point that out.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans
8. Re: Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans Nov 7, 2015, 21:16 AngelicPenguin
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 7, 2015, 20:50:
Meh... they are pushing this Seasons nonsense so hard,

I dunno I got the opposite reaction from this patch. They are removing seasonal only legendary items which was one of the huge draws of season.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Co-op Tavern Brawl
5. Re: Hearthstone Co-op Tavern Brawl Nov 6, 2015, 11:13 AngelicPenguin
 
It's pretty epic.

It almost requires pretty good coordination, though, and if your teammate doesn't understand how to beat the boss, you're almost certainly doomed.
 
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News Comments > No More WoW Numbers
10. Re: No More WoW Numbers Nov 4, 2015, 10:44 AngelicPenguin
 
Darks wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 09:40:
nin wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 09:38:
Pulling a microsoft, eh?


It wont be much longer now. Ill bet they even get to the point of reducing their server count down to half.

The might is finally falling. and Blizz has nothing waiting in its wings to take its place.

Blizz is to concentrated on trying to compete with LOL that they are missing the boat.

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http://gamerant.com/heartstone-profit-monthly-900/
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 3, 2015, 17:27 AngelicPenguin
 
fujiJuice wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 15:04:
Having bought an Xbox One quite literally days ago, I find the interface to be extremely confusing and the opposite of intuitive.

Ya I bought one not long ago as well and I found the grid just weird. Main screen shows the stuff you use a lot, left is your pinned stuff (and figuring how to pin something was confusing as well), and as far as I can tell the right two screens are just garbage ads, store, friends stuff that I never use.

Sort of feel like anything would be an improvement, although I do like how easy it is to go split with the TV.
 
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News Comments > Torment Next Year
23. Re: Torment Next Year Nov 3, 2015, 11:01 AngelicPenguin
 
The only thing I am absolutely certain of is neither CJ Parker or Cutter work in the software industry.

When you miss your estimates, it's not because you were lying. It's just very hard to estimate a project with a huge scope accurately.
 
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
72. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Oct 27, 2015, 15:07 AngelicPenguin
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 14:07:
Of course it is a big fat lie.

You seem very passionate about this, and again I haven't followed this much.

BUT - the reasonable analogy that I make is that I told a client I will build them a new room in their house for $5,000. If I get $10,000 I can build that room in half the time. The client then gives me $100,000 and says to build a completely new wing. The clear assumption there is that the new wing isn't going to get built in the same time frame as the original $10,000 room.

No?
 
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
70. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Oct 27, 2015, 12:35 AngelicPenguin
 
Kosumo wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 01:13:

While I don't think these where 'promises', I do still think they are just some of the very many times that Chris Roberts as out right lied to the backers.

Chris Roberts is a deceptive, scummy man.

I have little opinion of this game one way or the other and even I think referring to delays in a game's development as "lies" is a serious stretch. Especially when I do development for a living.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches
25. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches Oct 23, 2015, 16:33 AngelicPenguin
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 13:43:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 13:00:
Gaming Law:
If you buy early, expect to pay more. If you wait, expect to pay less.

I know! But pay less does not mean get it for free. Then again, I could agree if they gave the base game for free as long as they would in a way honor the support of those who paid for the game that they're giving away for free by offering their loyal player base a rebate on the expansion. But the veterans get NOTHING, the newbies get a complete free game. And this is plain WRONG. Oh my, whatever. Won't look back and have plenty of other games to play. ArenaNet is now on my shit list - no more money from me. That's the only message they understand. I can wait till they offer the expansion for free.

I don't know much about GW2, but if the game doesn't have a subscription, why would they have to thank you for anything? You paid for a game, and got a game - isn't that all there is to it?

If you had been paying a monthly subscription, then I sort of get it, but with the way the game is now, it doesn't make any sense to me.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division
7. Re: Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division Oct 22, 2015, 12:35 AngelicPenguin
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 12:33:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 12:08:
On the current Diablo 3 patches or the expansion? Because you guys realize they are working on another expansion for the game.

With only one panel, I doubt we'll see much, if any, of an expansion announcement. They'll likely go over 2.3, preview 2.4, and then they might get enough time to say Necromancer before running off stage.


I just mean that they most certainly have more than 5 people working on the expansion.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division
5. Re: Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division Oct 22, 2015, 12:08 AngelicPenguin
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 12:03:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 11:22:
There are probably like 5 people left working on Diablo 3 patches.

I think you're being far too generous with 5. They only have one panel for Diablo 3 at Blizzcon whereas every other title has two or more and it's probably just going to be two people jerking each other off about 2.3 for an hour.

On the current Diablo 3 patches or the expansion? Because you guys realize they are working on another expansion for the game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2015, 14:23 AngelicPenguin
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 14:01:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 13:32:
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 12:32:
I'll never understand the hoopla around those films. The first and second one were just OK, the third one was terrible. The only 2 funny scenes in both films were the Marvin Berry thing, and Lea Thompson with the fake cans. I don't know. I suppose I'm just not dumb enough to enjoy tripe like the masses do.


Everybody has their own opinions on what they enjoy. It does take a special someone, though, to think everyone else's opinion is tripe. Congratulations on being that guy.

It doesn't take a good actor to recognize a bad one either. That applies to everything of quality in life. And just because you and the rest of the masses are easily amused doesn't make it good. In fact it's quite generally the opposite in spite of your believing you and your ilk are cultural sophisticates. Congratulations on being just another one of the multitudes of those guys.


As I read all your posts in a Homer Simpson voice, I have to say "cultural sophisticates" was pretty amusing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2015, 13:32 AngelicPenguin
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 12:32:
I'll never understand the hoopla around those films. The first and second one were just OK, the third one was terrible. The only 2 funny scenes in both films were the Marvin Berry thing, and Lea Thompson with the fake cans. I don't know. I suppose I'm just not dumb enough to enjoy tripe like the masses do.


Everybody has their own opinions on what they enjoy. It does take a special someone, though, to think everyone else's opinion is tripe. Congratulations on being that guy.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
117. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 20, 2015, 10:56 AngelicPenguin
 
Kosumo wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 04:35:
the stringing along of people to buy another ship (jpeg)) this just makes me feel very unease about this way of making games.


To be honest, this is a complaint I don't really get. If I was making Super Mario Sisters 9, and some greasy nerds told me they would pay $400 so they could play as Peach's brother Broccoli Bob, I would damn well sell them Broccoli Bob and continue making my game with said money.

For people who do not drop that kind of money into a game under development, you aren't GLAD someone else is willing to fund the game?

Maybe I'm the weird one, but if Star Citizen announced tomorrow that you could buy some random ship for $10k and people started eating it up and buying them, all I would think is more money for the game. I mean it's their money, do whatever you want with it.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
90. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 19, 2015, 19:23 AngelicPenguin
 
Krovven wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 19:16:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 18:37:
Krovven wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 18:29:
Of all the anti-CIG posts and pro-CIG posts...yet Blue decides to call out this one guy today when what he said was harmless.


Oh relax - he was just poking fun at his blanket statement.

It was no different from the many other posts making the same claim from either side. nin even followed it up making the exact same counter post. But he is Blues butt buddy, so I wouldn't expect Blue to comment on that post.


Ya, but you said what the fellow said was harmless. I took Blue's response as equally harmless - that's all I'm saying.
 
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