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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
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2016, 11:47 sauron
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 11:00:
I have O'Brien, Watson, and variety of other Irish and English surnames on both sides of the family genealogy. When I lived in Europe I was often asked if I came from the UK.


I am half Welsh, which is close enough to Irish to enjoy St Paddy's Day. Cheers to all!

The other half of me is Nazgul, obviously.

Oh, and yes to the Patreon thing. I'd be in for it. Been coming here since 2001.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Mar 16, 2016, 21:41 sauron
 
Wow, I didn't realize he was such a respected academic.

I have the first two of those games, and really enjoyed them a lot. The combination of the puzzles and the art style is just so addictive and fun.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2016, 23:56 sauron
 
I'm not a big fan of DST, although Mrs. Sauron, Shelob and the Nazgul don't even seem to notice it. And the orcs and uruk-hai can't even tell the time of day, of course, lol.

But the Fell Beasts really hate waking up on DST Sunday, so we always make sure to have a nice big batch of hobbits waiting for them. Nothing beats a good breakfast!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2016, 20:39 sauron
 
Re. Mario, I rebooted an original Nintendo Game and Watch of Donkey Kong just this past weekend for my daughters. It had been in my mom's attic for like 30 years.

The girls really loved it, but they were asking me where the game cartridge plugs in to the game. I had to tell them that the Game and Watch dual-screen unit only plays that one game. But they honestly didn't believe me until I walked them around the unit, which has no ports in it whatsoever.

I guess my point is, video games have come a long, long way in just 30 years. The new generation doesn't really understand just how far. And the next 30 years might be just as exciting.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Driver Warning
22. Re: GeForce Driver Warning Mar 8, 2016, 16:11 sauron
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 14:31:
rudra wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 11:43:
InBlack wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 10:43:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 10:33:
Great QA work from Nvidia. I'm glad I didn't "upgrade" my drivers.

That's prudent.

is it prudent?

Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent!

Speaking of Prudence...
 
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News Comments > GeForce Driver Warning
13. Re: GeForce Driver Warning Mar 8, 2016, 12:00 sauron
 
I never upgrade my drivers unless I have to. If it ain't broke, I don't fix it. Saw too many instances of driver conflicts or bad code back in the 90's.  
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News Comments > Overwatch May Dates Leaked?
13. Re: Overwatch May Dates Leaked? Mar 7, 2016, 16:12 sauron
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 16:06:
Talutha wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 13:29:
The cost of the game is $40 and all future maps and heroes are going to be free. Only cosmetics will be sold.'

All of Overwatch's Post Launch Maps and Heroes Will Be Free/

That article is outdated. The game is 60$ (or 60 Euros for those on the other side of the pond) on Blizzard's page.

I thought the basic game was $40?

Blizzard pricing page

It's on that page, on the left hand tab.

I won't be buying this since I haven't played team shooters since UT99. Plus I have UT3, CS:GO and R6:Siege taking up dust on my HD.

This one does look like fun, but how does it differentiate itself from TF2 (for example)?
 
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News Comments > Dungeons & Dragons Online Anniversary & Patch
4. Re: Dungeons & Dragons Online Anniversary & Patch Mar 1, 2016, 13:21 sauron
 
blue wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 10:22:

Gnomageddon!
The Gnomes have arrived! Free to VIPs and available in the DDO Store.

Gnomes: Gnomes are a sharp-witted race that excel in a variety of roles, including arcane spellcasters. They start with a +2 bonus to Intelligence and a -2 penalty to Strength. This purchase allows you to create new Gnome characters on any server. FREE FOR VIPs!

Deep Gnome Iconic: Start at level 15 with a powerful Deep Gnome Earthen Illusionist! Deep Gnomes have access to special racial abilities and unique Illusion spells. This purchase allows you to create new Deep Gnome characters on any server. As Iconic Hero characters, Deep Gnomes also have the ability to use the Hall of Heroes Passport feature when entering the game. FREE FOR VIPs!

Gnomes are OK. A bit chewy. Not as tasty as hobbits.
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Returns TMed
16. Re: Alan Wake Returns TMed Feb 25, 2016, 14:46 sauron
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 14:11:
sauron wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 13:53:
I'm hoping Microsoft has learned not to use 'exclusives' to try to sell hardware or new OS, or to monetize something, or anything. It worked once with Halo, but honestly so many other times they have tried it (that I am aware of), it has failed, sometimes hilariously so, to the point where I think of MS nerds with pocket protectors jumping up and down screaming 'Curses! Foiled again!'. It's just so transparent and people hate it.

I mean, when I see a Games for Windows or (God forbid) Games for Windows Live sticker on something, that is literally reason enough for me to put the box down and walk out of the store (or online store, or whatever). It's really that bad.

Exclusives have been used to sell console hardware since the beginning. You can't tell me Bloodborne, Uncharted and The Last of Us haven't moved more than a few Playstation's. I don't see it changing anytime soon.

Also, YES A NEW ALAN WAKE!!!!!

Yes, that is completely true, and Sony and Nintendo are really good at it. But that wasn't my point. My point was that Microsoft are nowhere near as good at it with the XBox, and unutterably and Doofenshmirtz-comically bad at it with the PC.
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Returns TMed
13. Re: Alan Wake Returns TMed Feb 25, 2016, 13:53 sauron
 
I'm hoping Microsoft has learned not to use 'exclusives' to try to sell hardware or new OS, or to monetize something, or anything. It worked once with Halo, but honestly so many other times they have tried it (that I am aware of), it has failed, sometimes hilariously so, to the point where I think of MS nerds with pocket protectors jumping up and down screaming 'Curses! Foiled again!'. It's just so transparent and people hate it.

I mean, when I see a Games for Windows or (God forbid) Games for Windows Live sticker on something, that is literally reason enough for me to put the box down and walk out of the store (or online store, or whatever). It's really that bad.
 
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News Comments > Obliteracers Released
1. Re: Obliteracers Released Feb 24, 2016, 10:41 sauron
 
This looks really fun. Plus, best name ever.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
5. Re: Morning Patches Feb 23, 2016, 12:50 sauron
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 11:45:
dangerman77 wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 10:45:
Is this the patch that makes Pillars not suck?

So... have you become his secretary?

This made me smile.

It's the patch that adds extra awesomesauce to an already awesomesauce-laden slice of awesome.
 
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News Comments > The Technomancer Trailer
3. Re: The Technomancer Trailer Feb 23, 2016, 12:47 sauron
 
Vall Forran wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 12:17:
This seems familiar... Oh! Is this Mars: War Logs 2? That game was surprisingly awesome. Low budget and a bit wonky, but you can tell the devs have heart and skill. The story was pretty cool as well.

Edit: It is! (And they learned not to call a game Mars: War Logs ever again)

Yes, that must qualify among the Most Useless Game Titles Ever. Makes me think of little green men hitting each other over the head with big pieces of wood.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
7. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 11:26 sauron
 
nin wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 10:43:
mch wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 10:40:
I'm enjoying Fallout, but my vote would have gone to The Witcher.

Pretty much that, exactly. It was good, but GOTY? Naaa.


Pretty much this too, except I'd also include PoE on the GOTY shortlist.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Wildfire
8. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Wildfire Feb 18, 2016, 16:27 sauron
 
I just play CSGO with bots - at least they don't cheat, and they don't say anything about each others' moms.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
61. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 17, 2016, 21:36 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 12:37:
ItBurn wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 11:56:
Creston wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 11:45:
ItBurn wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 10:23:
It's my clear GOTY.

I very much enjoy FO4, but GOTY over Witcher 3? No.

Witcher 3 is a 7.5 for me. Great story, dialogue and choices and graphics. Horrible combat and movement, boring exploration, annoying "in your face" side missions, bad progression system. I got really bored and annoyed with it mid-game and just set the difficulty to easy and quickly completed the main quest.



You are a very, very bad person!!!



Very fun thread. I haven't played FO4 yet, although I will get to it for sure. It looks really good. My GOTY (and this is going to annoy Cutter) is Pillars of Eternity. Witcher 3 is incredibly fun, and the graphics and setting are absolutely amazing, but the combat is just not quite right on the money, although it's close. In PoE, I can just geek out, play at a slower pace, enjoy a deep story in a well-developed world, and play the math to optimize my party, while listening to their backstories. Very relaxing, although I admit not for everyone.
 
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News Comments > German Fallout 3 Ban Lifted
13. Re: German Fallout 3 Ban Lifted Feb 17, 2016, 10:17 sauron
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 02:25:
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 00:14:
dubfanatic wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 23:14:
Germany is an absolute dystopian hellhole. I would be very surprised and disappointed if there isn't an uprising in Germany in the next decade.

Uh no, Germany is pretty far from a dystopia. A lot farther than the US, Britain, China, etc. What would make them a dystopia precisely? I'd rather live in Germany than most other places. Singapore, now that's a dystopia.
Youre right, but its getting there very quickly. It seems that only mentally ill people are left in the parliament.

We'll take Merkel if you'll take Trump and Cruz. Do we have a deal?
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
35. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 17, 2016, 09:52 sauron
 
Vio wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 09:20:
Slashman wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 07:28:
GOTY sale buy for me.

Too much other stuff to play to bother myself with this right now.

This.

Yes, this for me as well. FO4 looks great, but I'll pick up the GOTY edition in a sale this time next year.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Mel Gibson Feb 17, 2016, 09:27 sauron
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 20:11:
Nucas wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 15:54:
"bad mechanics" sounds like "i'm not used to it and therefore it is bad". everyone hated it at first but the mechanics are solid.

the writing though, urghhh.. it is so densely written, i still don't fully comprehend the plot. without any publisher oversight they just went crazy, writing and writing and writing in their design echo chamber, the "less conventional" the better.

worth noting though that the "soul views" you can get of people are all backer written which is why they're universally terrible.

No, they are terrible, Bullshit like a monk needing to take damage to function is just fucking retarded. Rogues are useless Wizard spells suck for the most part. Same with priests. The list goes on and on. There's a reason why people don't vary too much from D20 mechanics.

Agreed on monk class. But rogue has the highest spike damage in the game, when using sneak attack. That requires that the target has a status ailment, but you can easily set up a chanter to run status effects automatically as soon as combat begins.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Cutting Cable? Feb 17, 2016, 09:19 sauron
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 07:37:
jimnms wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 21:11:
I'm seriously considering ditching cable TV.
Yeah, I'm probably going to dump cable TV soon, probably for Dish. But I can't "cut the cable" totally, because Comcast is my only broadband choice. Actually, I would have done it sooner, except I'm in love with my ReplayTV DVR. But these days I'm worried it's about time for the drive to fail (again) and not sure I can even get a drive that would work any more. And having to watch live TV instead of a DVR might induce a suicide.

I ditched cable two years ago and the only thing I miss is the EPL live matches every Saturday. I just listen to them on (free) internet radio instead.
 
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