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161  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 16, 2013, 12:45:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 15, 2013, 08:59:29 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 15, 2013, 07:57:00 PM

It's getting to the point where I'm really dreading any time a required dungeon rolls around.  I don't have 1/10 the experience that most folks do, and when you get to the higher level dungeons, people expect you to know exactly what you're doing.  The group I was with kept asking me why I wasn't using macros for this or that, and I wouldn't even know where to start with that stuff.  It simply hasn't been needed for 99% of my solo play, but people get pissed when you're not entirely up to speed on the other 1% that is required grouping. 

that's my worry too.  it's not like I'm going to Google a dungeon before I go in.

Well, that just might be the straw that broke the Camel's back for me. Sure, I'm at low levels still, but the game hasn't grabbed me like other major releases have in the past. And knowing that the elitist snobs are out in all their glory in this one, turns me off completely. Its what I answer people when that ask why I don't grop up much. I hate it. You can almost hear all the group members at their desks, tsk, tsk, tsk'ing.

But anyway, I only needed a little shove to walk out the door.

Thanks for the shove.
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Life on: September 12, 2013, 09:23:04 PM
Knowing that I'm loved un-conditionally. By Christ Jesus, and the most important humans...Wife, and Children.
163  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW - 5.4 live - Siege of Orgrimmar on: September 12, 2013, 09:17:43 PM
Thought about giving it a go again. When last I played the level cap was 60...But I know that Elder Scrolls Online is chugging down the line, and I'm waiting at the station for that one.

But bravo to Blizzard, they have milked this title, and then milked it some more. What a success story.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: America's Master Chef. on: September 12, 2013, 09:11:35 PM

You sure missed a great show.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / America's Master Chef. on: September 12, 2013, 02:08:45 AM
And the winner is, LUCA.

I think they got it right. What I thought was good about his rise to the top of the bunch was how you could clearly see him improving each week.

Natasha. A very close second. Amazing presentation talents. She would win hands down if that's what the competition was about.

Great show.

166  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 10, 2013, 06:27:23 PM
I managed to find a copy in a Future Shop half hour drive away. But anyway, I haven't felt the honeymoon rush at all. Granted 2 days is barely enough time create a character. But in other games that grabbed me I got it almost immediately after getting my first quest.

Of course, now that Ive got the lid off the jam jar, I'll have to keep trying it to see if its a late bloomer.

But right now I feel like Im in a fantasy fair grounds. Im waiting for someone dressed up like Mickey Mouse to come and ask me if I want a picture with him hugging me.
167  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 09, 2013, 03:25:27 PM
My quest for a copy of this game has taken on legendary lengths. I had to go visit my son at his military base near Ottawa, Ontario. About 6 hour drive each way from me. Along the way, while the wife was driving I was searching out possible vendors for the game...coming into a town, I'd google the shops there. Call, and get sorry bud, all sold out. I did this all the way there, and all the way back. I also live near a town with 120k population, nadda, nothing. My town of 18k, nadda, nothing..........I phoned stores near Toronto, about a 2hr drive. All sold out.

I don't think I've ever seen a MMO get this much attention so early on. And all this despite the horrible launch its had. There is not even an ETA on when digital downloads will begin again.
Obviously no one involved with the producing of this game, dared dream of a response like this.

So, the wait continues, which only makes me want it more....
168  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 08, 2013, 12:41:10 PM
So exploring in this game, fun or not?
How is the "wall" implemented?Same old mountain ranges that surround each zone, or a seamless world with very few, "walls" to run into?

This is one of the aspects of ESO that I'm looking forward to most.
Playing SW:ToR for so long I'm not sure I remember how to ride a two wheeler any more.  They give you training wheels in ToR and never take them off. I hated Tatooine for that reason. Leave the main sand track, and you get the, "you have entered the wasteland, you will die if you don't turn around", message.
Talk about a yanking back to reality.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: September 07, 2013, 01:32:51 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on September 07, 2013, 12:47:09 AM

Quote from: Greggy_D on September 06, 2013, 11:19:43 PM

Yeah....I'm not thrilled at all about the FPS portion.

That's the only reason this game sparked my interest. Imagine disabling a ship in space combat, docking your ship next to it to board, then taking control of your character in your own ship as you and crewmates board and attack the crew of the enemy ship and take it over.

Who, in this day and age, would not have this if they could?

Boarding Party!!!
170  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 06, 2013, 06:42:39 PM
Any news you in-game folks have heard concerning digital downloads being released again?
I don't live in a big city area, a town of about 18k. So even the local EB and Future shop are sold out
and don't know when they're getting more.
171  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 05, 2013, 09:12:06 PM
I've always felt the FF series was for younger kids. I have never played a Final Fantasy game, never been interested until this one.

I know you can't escape the mouthy types in MMO's...Yep, my ignore file is usually large, and most of the time I closed down general chat.

But is the player base of this game different from the normal bunch? I still think the game looks cartoony and care-bear like. But what's got my interest is how deep this game seems to be.
172  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 04, 2013, 05:50:54 PM
I can see it now.  As you know we've been having a series of unforeseen incidents that has marred our debut of our biggest game yet in the FF series. Because of that, and with deep regret, we must inform you of our plans to do a complete do-over if you please.
Which entails a complete wipe of our servers of all customer data. We have our tech guys now installing an up to date defragging program, and we believe with the addition of 150 new servers, with borrowed server space at NASA, this second attempt will be a successful launch .

Thank-you and keep watching your e-mails for when we are ready for our re-launch...

Sincerely: Dumbfounded and associates.
173  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Warplanes on: September 04, 2013, 03:07:16 PM
You're an Ace. Funny thing, while I was watching the video, totally engrossed in a pursuit you were engaged in, a very noisy power grass cutter drove by my open window. His noise, which sounded a lot like the old prop fighters in your video coincided perfectly with a steep dive and turn you were making..for a split second I actually thought the video sound had gone up a few notches, very realistic.  thumbsup

I miss flight sims. Although this looks very simplistic in its flight model, it still looks like fun.

By the way, and I'm not taking anything away from your skillz, but what's with the guys you were hitting while on their 6? Only one I noticed tried some yanking and banking..most were getting hit by you and still flying straight and level.
Maybe hit detection isn't obvious until you're on your way down, dunno.
174  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 04, 2013, 01:48:21 AM
From the replies aimed at my concerns that I posted, I say thank you. I respect the people I know here, more than any other gaming forum.
Very good news about the lack of grinding in the game.........excitement, anticipation, back on track.

I wonder if there will ever be a MMO that gives "the trinity" of play styles most of the things they want.

All content achievable for solo players
PvP that doesn't feel like an after thought
Raiding that causes all you hard core groupers to salivate.

I know that I know, that there is going to be another Leviathan of a game that will impact the community to the level WoW did.

But this time, it will be for the die-hard, experienced players instead of newbie friendly.

I've told you all I'm a man of faith.!!
I believe, I believe, I believe.........................
175  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 03, 2013, 02:55:55 PM
Starting to sound real grind-centric the more I read about it. I am going to take very seriously the warning to wait a month or two for the bug side of things to get fixed.
But if by then the community is still talking grind, I'll pass.
I love MMO's that can be fun and progressive even when you only have an hour or so to play.

I get that its an Asian MMO...And God bless them, that's the way they like to play.
Just not my cuppa joe.
176  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 03, 2013, 02:26:28 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on September 03, 2013, 01:19:53 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 03, 2013, 01:09:37 AM

so,main story yes...but class story,you have to have the right class equipped and be at the right level,no being a lvl 20 healer trying to do a lvl 20 Gladiator mission

The forced grouping is only the main story though right? They can't make us find tanks and healers to do DPS class missions... can they?

One of the reasons I never played XI was because of the grouping. EQ was the last time I grouped regularly and I didn't like it then (I was a warrior, not many options there) which is why I never got to max level, I did kill a few dragons though (no, not solo). That was about my last raids also. I tried a few in WoW, but I didn't have the time or interest to keep up with the gearing.

Yep, my sentiments as well.
I'm not anti-social by any means, but my over all experience with grouping in MMO's has left a bad taste in my mouth. If the main story line requires grouping I'm already cooling down on this one.
Some people just don't understand the play style of a solo'ist in a MMO. I've tried explaining it a hundred times to people, most are baffled and just don't get it.  My case in point for why I don't like grouping.
177  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 02, 2013, 09:42:26 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 02, 2013, 08:38:20 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 02, 2013, 08:35:59 AM

Kotaku Article on the Launch

From an unfinished mess that no one wanted to play to a highly-polished gem that nobody can access in just under three years. Way to relaunch, Square Enix.

That's what kills me.  It's not very often a company gets a chance to do a mea culpa on a bad game.  They did a fantastic job of redesigning the actual game, but I expect they will lose a ton of interested players because this launch has been such a disaster. 

I've been trying off and on all day today, and still no success.  It usually can't even find the NA/EU servers any more.

Feeling dry in SWToR again. Probably my last return to it. Checking this thread out, and boredom leading the way I went to buy it online. No digital downloads allowed at this time.
Bah...But for the company, what a nice predicament to be in............or not.
178  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: August 23, 2013, 08:45:53 PM
FTP MMO's lack immersion and the suspension of disbelief for me. There are a few reasons I dislike the current trend of FTP, but the snapping back to reality, that the real money advertising brings, just ruins it for me.

I think our expectations of good, immersive, MMORPG's has dwindled to accept this insipid, watered down way of making money on the backs of gamers.

I think part of it is the money grab, but also the lack of imaginative development of real content, in place of "cosmetic fluff".

The genre needs real help, instead of Band-Aid solutions.
179  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: August 23, 2013, 12:02:00 AM
Pay for fluff,
or subscribe for quality content updates?

I'll take Subscriptions for $14 Alex.
180  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: August 21, 2013, 01:44:24 PM
Way Cool.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Most Expensive Time of the Year: The Fall Gaming Rush 2013 on: August 18, 2013, 02:30:22 AM
The only game that's in my thoughts for future gaming is, Elder Scroll's MMO.

Going with my gut on this one. I believe its gonna knock it outta da park!!!
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Sims 4 on: August 18, 2013, 02:27:10 AM
Not with a 10ft pole.(not that, you know what I mean)
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / (Movie) Oblivion, Re-visited on: August 13, 2013, 02:58:30 AM
Spoiler for Hiden:
Ok, I decided to watch the sci-fi flick Oblivion again tonight.(Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman). And the ending still didn't make sense to me. I caught stuff the second time around that made me think I had a handle on what had happened, what is happening, and what's going to happen.

Bang!...Then the ending put me right back into the scratching head zone.

Main character was given the number designation of Agent 49. Near the end he meets another clone.(or is he) Agent 52.
At the end Agent 49 who you're led to believe is the original Jack Whatever. He takes the nuke up to the Sally entity with Morgan Freeman and blows the Tec to smitherines.

Flash 3 years forward and we see Jack's wife and a little girl, his daughter. They are at Jack's little slice of paradise he use to visit. Another tip that he was the real Jack.(49)
The little girl looks up, and say look mommy. Entering the area across the pond are the human's that were holed up with Morgan Freeman as their leader. But then all of a sudden you see
A familiar figure appear. The camera lingers for a few seconds on his number designation. Its the clone, or so we thought, Agent 52. He's looking at his wife and kids and is starting to cry.
Honey I'm home type of thing.

So, was  49 not the real Jack after all? Is 52 the real one. Are any of the clones the original. Why did it take the human tribe plus agent 52 three years to find the sanctuary Jack always went to?
But a bit of narration with Jacks voice say's: For 3 years I've searched for you and this place. If he was Jack he would have known where it was. If he isn't Jack why would his real wife want a clone for a husband.

There were a lot more holes I saw in the plot this time. For that reason I still give the movie a 5 out of 10...or Two pinkies and  one thumb up.
184  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: August 08, 2013, 03:58:54 PM
Oh woe is me. I've become one of "those" gamers. I pay for my fluff rather than work for it..!!
Actually I went to Hoth with the full intention of joining everyone else fighting for nests to earn a Tauntaun.

When I saw how cheap they were to a player with a legacy level 40 and over, I caved and bought the belly hand-warmer.
For subscribers it cost a fair bit less than the non-subbers had to earn for it.

I also got the little mouth piece Treek(new Ewok companion). She never shuts up, but at least she can put her money where her mouth is. Once geared appropriately for the level of your character she is a fun, and potent companion. I also purchased the 3 customization options for her.

I'm having a blast again in game. New area to gain new faction and rewards. The Gree event over on Illum. PvP, not much improvement but I do believe it will get some attention soon.
I have a side hobby in game of collecting mounts. I have a pretty nice stable of rides accumulated.

They've begun tweaking the game visuals as well. This is showing me with everything else, that SWToR isn't just coasting along, but growing in vision and growth. I'm beginning to believe again.

If you've been thinking about jumping back in, do it!! Even from the starting level's the game has improved a lot.
185  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: July 31, 2013, 05:46:18 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 14, 2013, 11:29:19 PM

From my preview:

Once you complete the areas tied to your particular faction and you hit level 50, you’ll be asked to choose a second faction.  If this sounds like the MMO version of “New Game+” you’ve got the right idea.  You’ll be able to access new areas with ramped-up difficulty level and rewards to let you see previously locked zones without having to build a new character.   Pull it off again and you’ll get a swipe at the third faction.  It’s a pretty elegant method of creating end-game content while letting players continue enjoying their favorite toons.

Liking that.   I don't want to have to start completely over on a character I've worked hard on building. 

that almost feels, dare I say it, innovative for a MMO.
I'm really looking forward to this game.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Burgers on: July 25, 2013, 08:44:43 PM
One of my most memorable burgers was had in Australia. A buddy took me to a local burger joint in the town of Goulburn NSW.

He said can I order it for you. Sure, go ahead you only live once.

To my surprise, and a few minutes later to my joy, I was presented with a "Burger with the Lot"
Semi crusty bun, with a 1/4 lb. pattie. The usual stuff right? wrong. It had a thick slice of cold Beet root, and a sunny side up fried egg.(along with a couple of the more common additions.
But man, the taste was far better than the sound of it.

Bang! it just hit the mark for me.
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Non-Sequitur (aka CeeKay's Playhouse) on: July 03, 2013, 02:34:37 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 24, 2007, 06:55:14 PM I says to the guy, forget the funnel. I'll just take the 3 boxes of Ex-Lax, a sack of beets and that Elmo colouring book.

Emo coloring book?  (you spelled coloring wrong, btw)  Isn't that just black crayons?

In Canada, where Moose roam the streets waiting for buses, we spell colouring, colouring.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Non-Sequitur (aka CeeKay's Playhouse) on: July 03, 2013, 02:32:36 PM you walk to work or pack a lunch, because it can't be a canoe if it doesn't have doors.
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Downton Abbey on: June 29, 2013, 10:08:35 PM
The wife and I are followers. But what we got a chuckle out of is, the other show I love, Coronation Street.
I began my devote following of Corrie when I was just a lad of 5 or 6. My mum would sit me beside her while she
watch the first years of Corrie. I have now followed it for over 50 years.

Anyway, there was a great character on Corrie for far too short of a run. He was called, Liam, the tough business man type.
He's been demoted a tad I see now though. He plays the deviously-out-of-the-closet, man's man. Very sinister, plotting and
planning back stabbing actions that could lead to his rise in the ranks of the "down stairs lot"
190  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online - A Realm Reborn this Winter on: June 29, 2013, 02:10:55 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 29, 2013, 07:49:35 AM

got to Limsa Mominsa last night by being able to use the airships...its a decent enough place,lots of walkways inbetween white cliffs

I wish this was more like FF11,right now i am thinking this is one massively dumbed down game,you don't even lose any XP when you die,and then there is the teleporting everywhere,every city and every sanctuary or just get a Chocobo wherever you want to go,and they can be hired everywhere also...all this must be to compensate that you can just play it single player and not need a party

The airships or the boats don't all have a schedule like in FF11,which made the world feel that much more alive,and the rides on those vehicles are just small actual flying over the world or over the ocean and running about on deck with other people

Different strokes. Personally I've never seen the game play value on making people wait to be able to travel around the world. I always thought death penalties were another boring time sink. Surely we can become more creative than making things boring for the sake of making them seem deep.
Flying cut-scenes I like. I've never taken a flight on a multi person vehicle in a MMO and saw them as fun. Just me, and my opinion.
I might have to check this game out. Seem's like they're trying the North American style play instead of the infamous Asian way.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My turn to ask for votes on: June 26, 2013, 10:28:16 PM
Don't let them get to you hark; you look like a very nice boy.
192  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gabby Gifford's Husband tires to save baby sea lion from dog attack on: June 24, 2013, 04:26:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 27, 2013, 01:28:23 PM

From what I've read, the mere existence of Bulldogs is cruel.  They were cross bred into existence and the end result is an animal that struggles to even breath in many cases.  It just seems inhumane to create something that's in pain from birth to death just for vanity's sake.

Loving dogs, and being a breeder of them at one time, I totally agree with this.
When you think of those beautiful giant dogs like the, Deerhound, Irish Wolfhound, etc, etc, their life expectancy is so short because of the strain the size of the dog puts on its own heart. Great danes have about a 7 year average life span.

They've done studies over the years concerning dogs and its natural state if left alone long enough from breeding manipulation.
They all become alike in size, build, and look. Average size, on the thin side, and earth tones for fur coloring.

Now look at how many different dog types are in the world...amazing.
One of the oldest breeds known to man is the, Afghan Hound. My uncle had two of them, great dogs. But I wonder what kind of breeding plan the ancient Egyptians had to produce such a royal looking dog?

But like the English Bull Dog, there are many sad and disturbing outcomes to man's unquenchable desire to change something based on looks alone.
193  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online - A Realm Reborn this Winter on: June 23, 2013, 07:57:52 PM
Just ran the official benchmarking program for the game:.

For me with an average rig, at highest settings, I got,"can easily run the game on max settings"

Nice to read that for a change.
This is the results page they give:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Exploration)
Tested on:6/23/2013 3:52:55 PM
Average Framerate:72.398
Performance:Extremely High
 -Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: High
-Improve overall graphic quality. : Enabled
-Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Enabled
-Use low-detail models on distant objects to increase performance. (LOD) : Enabled
-Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Enabled
-Smooth edges. (Anti-aliasing) : Enabled
-Increase transparent lighting quality. : Disabled
-Grass Quality : Normal
-Use low-detail models on shadows to increase performance. (LOD) : Enabled
-Display : All
-Shadow Resolution : Mid: 1024 pixels
-Shadow Cascading : High
-Shadow Softening : Low
Texture Detail
-Texture Filtering : High
-Anisotropic Filtering : Low
-Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Enabled
-Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Enabled
-Effects While in Motion : Display All
-Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : Low
-Glare : Low
Cinematic Cutscenes
-Enable depth of field. : Enabled

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580(VRAM 4048 MB) 9.18.0013.1422

Benchmark results do not provide any guarantee FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will run on your system.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Website
(C) 2010-2013 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

Tweet #FFXIV Score:8541 1920x1080 High Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580.
194  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: War Z on: June 21, 2013, 12:18:07 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 27, 2012, 03:49:45 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on December 24, 2012, 01:43:38 PM

Trademark Suspened  Who didn't see this coming from a mile away

Would it be inappropriate of me to rub this in TCwiedner's face?

You just did.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: James Gandolfini is dead on: June 20, 2013, 07:47:57 PM

Quote from: Canuck on June 20, 2013, 06:26:10 AM

I'll have to check out the Sopranos. Never watched it before.

I'm jealous. You have the choice of watching this great TV series from the beginning as a fresh faced new comer.
Do yourself a favor. Get this show and watch TV at its best.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: James Gandolfini is dead on: June 20, 2013, 06:38:18 PM
He played sociopaths so well. I enjoyed watching him act. At 59, I'm thinking like most, way too young to leave.

Hey boss, you want me to whack that heart attack with my pool cue?
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So we're having twins on: June 16, 2013, 01:49:25 PM
Life changes for the better now. Beautiful boys Gratch. I take my hat off to you wife.
Have you decided whether or not you'll do the identical clothing thing just to confuse people more? nod

Your journey just became more interesting. God Bless.
198  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic (dev posts, news items, fan sites etc.) on: June 14, 2013, 12:05:09 AM
Each species has a "special" thing they do, non combative. Like cheering, roaring, meditating while floating. Not much else I'm afraid.

I usually take a healer type companion. But that's largely due to the fact I play dps classes.
I have one @ 55, and two at 53...and a Sniper at 46.

My favorite class, and I've played them all is Trooper-with commando as my AC. They were woefull in PvP until 2.0. I'm having fun again in PvP with my Mando.
I've spent money on the Cartel Market and got a few good things from it. As a subscriber I get a lot of perks FTP people don't. Some the FTP guys can buy through the
I played so much of SWToR when it first came out and for 6 months after. Got bored, did the rounds and just came back for the new update. "Rise of the Hutt Cartel"
I'm having fun again in ToR. Ton's of missions, for rep, and some nice rewards along the way.

For me picking a class to play comes down to basics. Do I want; dps,healer,tank. Then you can also decide if you want Healer with dps, etc, etc.
They do need to work on getting some new classes out. And also the ability to respec AC.

I'm sure you'll get hours of solo fun out of it. That's all I play. Never had an issue with it. Most group oriented content I've done, is like most grouping in a MMO, you have to put up with alot of guys who think they know every trick in the book, and they will continually tell you how to play your class. But that's pick up groups. I'm sure Guilds and friends have a much better time of it.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Console longevity on: June 12, 2013, 02:11:14 AM
How long is the console life, before a newer version is released?  I've never dove into the pool, so I know very little about the systems. I'm mulling over getting one when the new lot are available.
Is there a winner out of the big 3?
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2, AKA Star Trek Into Darkness on: June 10, 2013, 04:25:42 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 10, 2013, 05:00:29 AM

Quote from: Arclight on June 09, 2013, 05:01:51 PM

I was there for the very first Star Trek show, and I'll be there for the last one they make(if that ever happens)

But putting myself in the minority, I don't like Kirk or Spock in this movie. Scotty, Bones, protagonist, all fantastic jobs.
But the way Kirk is played is far to juvenile to suspend any disbelief. I just can't see a guy like Kirk(in this movie)
Handling the fates of Klingon-Federation empires.
I know tongue in cheek moments are a Star Trek staple, but in this movie it just came across as silly and totally unbelievable.

I hope the next one will do away with the teen-age actions of Kirk, and put some believability back in the Role...aka; Patrick Stewart

Its the early years I know that, but can you imagine a guy like Kirk, in this movie, being given command of anything other than a
Shuttle bus driver between outposts on a planet full of Tribbles.

But Kirk is the protagonist.

 nod I guess he is. But I always felt that the "main" character for the bad side was the protagonist. But dictionay meaning you are right. Thanks for making me look it up and see that I've been using the word wrong.  thumbsup
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