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Description God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 03:31
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2016, 13:39 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 27, 2016, 10:18:

Thanks Frans!


Seconded!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 26, 2016, 15:05 sauron
 
Pigeon wrote on May 26, 2016, 14:52:
PHJF wrote on May 26, 2016, 14:21:
Man, fuck mouse producers. Previous Cooler Master mouse3 failed after months, and the Corsair I subsequently purchased is now losing tracking after eight (and doesn't track AT ALL on a brand new mousepad). I'll end up going to $10 RadioShack mice before long.

The mid budget level mice I've bought from logitech tend to last me a few years. The intensity of my gaming has dropped off a lot in the last few years though so I'm not using them particularly hard anymore.

I got a GAMDIAS Ourea GMS5500 gaming mouse (and a pair of their headphones) free when I bought something else, and I think the mouse is like $19 on Amazon.

I expected to hate it, and there's no way I'd use their software, but the actual mouse has been pretty darn good. Feels good in the hand, nice and weighty, good gaming performance, and nice long woven cord. Oh, and LEDs with like 7 different colors.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Delayed?
26. Re: No Man's Sky Delayed? May 26, 2016, 14:36 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 26, 2016, 13:59:
Dacron wrote on May 26, 2016, 13:52:
Has it been confirmed No Mans Sky will be devoid of gameplay/story, or is this all based off speculation and humour?

The videos I've seen don't show a lot of story or gameplay, besides flying around. If someone else has others, I'd love to see them...


I think it might be quite fun to bring about mass galaxy-wide extinctions. Although I'm probably biased...

Maybe that would be a bit extreme. How about mass galaxy-wide enslavement?

Or, you know, just populate a planet entirely with fluffy kittens?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 26, 2016, 10:58 sauron
 
Cutter wrote on May 26, 2016, 10:23:
Is that English paper with the Obama article just a rag or is it just a poor satirical site in the style of The Onion, I can't tell. So what if aliens have been here. Still doesn't change the day to day drudgery most of us face.


It's actually a UK newspaper, a tabloid similar to the NY Post or NY Daily News. But boy oh boy is it bad.

On another note, the release of Overwatch made me think of TF2 so I went back and played a few rounds last night. I'd forgotten how much fun that game is. So ridiculous, it actually had me laughing out loud.
 
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News Comments > New Unreal Tournament Map
11. Re: New Unreal Tournament Map May 26, 2016, 09:52 sauron
 
LittleMe wrote on May 26, 2016, 09:21:
Making cars as a front! I knew Rocket League was more than it seemed...

Rocket League has DeLoreans?

If not, they should definitely be added!
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews May 26, 2016, 09:31 sauron
 
Corsair Lapdog Gaming Control Center

On top we find a surprisingly large 11” by 11” (279 x 279mm) mouse pad plate on the right hand side of the Lapdog, sadly this can’t be moved to the left side for the lefties.

Fail.

Also, uses a 17 foot cable, and costs over $200(!)

I game on the TV using a laptop lap cushion, a bluetooth keyboard and USB mouse. Total cost - maybe $50. No wires, and works for left or right handers. So much easier.
 
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News Comments > New Unreal Tournament Map
8. Re: New Unreal Tournament Map May 26, 2016, 08:19 sauron
 
Kosumo wrote on May 26, 2016, 04:57:
Anyone know what the business model is for this product?

Manufacturing cars as a front for a major drug smuggling ring, as I remember...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2016, 17:55 sauron
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 25, 2016, 15:39:
Also I have to admit, when thinking of WoW, Alliance vs Orks is not what I would first think about as a decent setting.. that would be Undead vs Elves.... Undercity and all that, would be amazing, but maybe not PG13

Orcs are not exactly the best character actors. Plus, they tend to show up for work drunk.

It got so bad here that now I use a breathalyzer system. When they clock in they have to breath on a hobbit. If the hobbit has to go to rehab, they get put on kitchen detail.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 25, 2016, 12:52 sauron
 

Also, as the article mentions, is it really worth upgrading if it just allows you to play your favorite game at 200fps instead of 90fps?

I don't see any reason to switch for anyone who is not heavily into VR and/or 4K gaming.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launches
23. Re: Overwatch Launches May 24, 2016, 11:14 sauron
 
Quinn wrote on May 24, 2016, 10:57:
sauron wrote on May 24, 2016, 08:36:
Trevellian wrote on May 24, 2016, 07:48:
That combo is easily fucking handled by a Tracer Ult, Pharah, hell even a decent Junkrat would look at that combo as candy.

No offense, but is the cursing really necessary at 7:48am? You can make your point without looking like a 13 year old.

Does that word hurt your feelings? And if so, why do you think that is?

No, but it turned what could have bene an interesting post into whiny nasal pre-teen mallrat. Didn't you notice? If not, why not?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2016, 10:54 sauron
 
I am letting the idea of getting Lasik surgery bounce around my mind a bit, though I think in the end I'm just too much of a coward to do it.

I have a friend who had Lasik about 10 years ago, and she says it was the best decision she ever took. Game-changer in her case, apparently, although I guess YMMV.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launches
17. Re: Overwatch Launches May 24, 2016, 08:59 sauron
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 24, 2016, 08:58:
sauron wrote on May 24, 2016, 08:36:
Trevellian wrote on May 24, 2016, 07:48:
That combo is easily fucking handled by a Tracer Ult, Pharah, hell even a decent Junkrat would look at that combo as candy.

No offense, but is the cursing really necessary at 7:48am? You can make your point without looking like a 13 year old.

What the fucking fuck is wrong with fucking 7:48AM?

LOL! Made my morning.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launches
15. Re: Overwatch Launches May 24, 2016, 08:36 sauron
 
Trevellian wrote on May 24, 2016, 07:48:
That combo is easily fucking handled by a Tracer Ult, Pharah, hell even a decent Junkrat would look at that combo as candy.

No offense, but is the cursing really necessary at 7:48am? You can make your point without looking like a 13 year old.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
9. Re: Evening Patches May 19, 2016, 13:46 sauron
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 19, 2016, 13:29:
sauron wrote on May 19, 2016, 09:55:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 19, 2016, 09:19:
NetHead wrote on May 19, 2016, 08:51:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 19, 2016, 06:43:
Drayth wrote on May 18, 2016, 23:29:
Big Throne of Bhaal spoiler with no warning in the patch notes.

Isn't a spoiler if you beat the game a few times...

So a spoiler isn't a spoiler if you already know, never would have guessed...

Yeah, but that spoiler isn't really a spoiler which you'd know if you had read it. The loot transition issue between SoA and ToB is a bug that was not in the original game to begin with. And aside that, all it tells you is that there is an end-fight..

Edit: Or they had already changed it by the time I read it.

This is all fine, but the 800lb Cave Troll in the room is why after remaking BG1 and BG2, these developers made Siege of Dragonspear (which sucks), in preference to remaking Planescape Torment, which would have been awesomecake with awesomesauce and frosting. It would have sold a bucketload of copies and earned them a ton of goodwill from RPG fans. Just doesn't make sense.


Dude, they haven't "remade" the BGs and Icewind Dale 1. These are just enhanced editions. Still the same shitty engine with a bit of modding and some new content thrown in for good measure.

And the reasons they have not (yet) looked into EEs of Icewind Dale 2 and PST are technical. The Infinity engine of those games has been heavily modified compared to the BGs and Icewind Dale 1.

BG is definitely the much more popular franchise so it actually made fucktons of sense to focus on EEs of BG and Icewind Dale.
But who knows? Maybe we'll get EEs of PST and IwD 2 after they are done fully patching up the BGs, SoD and IwD 1 but they have a pretty long term plan to keep enhancing these games so I would not bet on it happening anytime soon.

Yes, to be honest I just want to be able to replay PS:T on my Android pad. I have all of the original games on PC from when they originally came out on CD, and most of them from GOG too, plus the widescreen/resolution mods. But they never get old, and playing them on the bus/train/subway is really liberating.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
7. Re: Evening Patches May 19, 2016, 12:26 sauron
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 19, 2016, 11:58:
sauron wrote on May 19, 2016, 09:55:
This is all fine, but the 800lb Cave Troll in the room is why after remaking BG1 and BG2, these developers made Siege of Dragonspear (which sucks), in preference to remaking Planescape Torment, which would have been awesomecake with awesomesauce and frosting. It would have sold a bucketload of copies and earned them a ton of goodwill from RPG fans. Just doesn't make sense.

I don't see that as a reasonable question at all.

Really? You don't think it odd that they revamped all the games in the series except the one that is most highly regarded? And instead made a sequel that wasn't well reviewed and has been criticized by fans?

Well, I guess we're all different. Nevermind. To each his/her own.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
5. Re: Evening Patches May 19, 2016, 09:55 sauron
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 19, 2016, 09:19:
NetHead wrote on May 19, 2016, 08:51:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 19, 2016, 06:43:
Drayth wrote on May 18, 2016, 23:29:
Big Throne of Bhaal spoiler with no warning in the patch notes.

Isn't a spoiler if you beat the game a few times...

So a spoiler isn't a spoiler if you already know, never would have guessed...

Yeah, but that spoiler isn't really a spoiler which you'd know if you had read it. The loot transition issue between SoA and ToB is a bug that was not in the original game to begin with. And aside that, all it tells you is that there is an end-fight..

Edit: Or they had already changed it by the time I read it.

This is all fine, but the 800lb Cave Troll in the room is why after remaking BG1 and BG2, these developers made Siege of Dragonspear (which sucks), in preference to remaking Planescape Torment, which would have been awesomecake with awesomesauce and frosting. It would have sold a bucketload of copies and earned them a ton of goodwill from RPG fans. Just doesn't make sense.

By the way, here in Barad-Dur, there really is an 800lb Cave Troll in the room. Just so you know.
 
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends: Rage of Demons DLC Released
9. Re: Sword Coast Legends: Rage of Demons DLC Released May 19, 2016, 09:48 sauron
 
Darks wrote on May 19, 2016, 09:36:
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on May 19, 2016, 00:27:
Didnt the devs that made this go out of business?

Developer is gone, but not the publisher.

Darks, I suspect that like me, you may be a long-time fan of tabletop RPGs, especially D&D, so I can probably ask this question. Is it just me or are the latest round of D&D scenarios from WotC a bit predictable? I did enjoy Out of the Abyss, and felt it has been the best of the bunch recently, but even so, it still doesn't seem quite as good as Paizo's Savage Tide adventure path.

In general, if I compare Wotc adventures for 4e (and to a lesser extent 5e), to Paizo's adventure paths for Pathfinder, it seems to me that the latter are almost always better. Would you agree?

Even though 5e is the best version of D&D for a while, the next big tabletop purchase for me will be the hardcover reissue of the Curse of the Crimson Throne adventure path, again for Pathfinder. And maybe some of the revamped Runequest campaigns, from Chaosium.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation May 18, 2016, 11:57 sauron
 
As previously reported, Batman: Arkham Oranges, which was not developed by franchise founder Rocksteady, has been omitted.

/facepalm...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2016, 11:03 sauron
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 18, 2016, 10:53:
sauron wrote on May 18, 2016, 10:44:
I'm not a techie, but those 1070 specs don't look bad to me at all. And $379 is not out of range for a lot of gamers.

Anyone care to comment who knows more about these things?

Without looking at the specs, I would wait for a few hobbits to thoroughly benchmark the new card.


Or, the orks can benchmark the new cards, while I relax with a freshly-squeezed glass of hobbit juice.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2016, 10:44 sauron
 
I'm not a techie, but those 1070 specs don't look bad to me at all. And $379 is not out of range for a lot of gamers.

Anyone care to comment who knows more about these things?
 
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