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161  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: February 01, 2010, 10:03:15 PM
I'm having too much fun giving EQ2 a spin again with the Wanderers, but I thought I'd ask -- is STO any good?  It's hard for me to tell reading the posts.  I barely made it a month in CO, and Aion lasted about 2 before the grind got to me, so I'm a bit reluctant to buy into another new MMORPG.  Plus, EQ2 is a lot of fun and has significant depth no new MMORPG will have.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony Station support sucks on: January 08, 2010, 05:16:08 AM
Sorry to hear you're having problems.  I've never had any problems with SOE, and I've always been able to cancel my various subscriptions online without any difficulty.
163  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Holiday sale is live! Daily deals too! on: January 01, 2010, 09:22:00 PM
This seems kind of silly, but I've been trying to figure out how to set-up Steam to install games on my storage drive but I can't figure out where those settings are in Steam.  Anybody know?
164  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Holiday sale is live! Daily deals too! on: December 25, 2009, 03:30:12 AM
Torn on what to buy.  So many good deals.

Left For Dead 2: 33.49
Fallout 3 GOTY (got it for Xbox, but thinking of getting it on my laptop):37.49
Borderlands: 33.49
Batman Arkham Asylum: 33.49
King's Bounty: Gold Edition: 30.14

What should I get?  =)


Still waiting for a deal on Mass Effect so I can complete it on my computer for ME2, but I'm not looking forward to all those planet explorations in the moon buggy again.  That part got old fast.
165  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wanderers - Starting "Group-centric" MMORPG experiment (EQ2 Rebirth!) on: November 29, 2009, 11:23:10 PM
I'm all game for this and have everything installed.  Just waiting to resubscribe, which I plan to do shortly.
166  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wanderers - Starting "Group-centric" MMORPG experiment (EQ2 Rebirth!) on: November 25, 2009, 06:38:42 PM

Quote from: Elmo on November 25, 2009, 01:03:57 PM

Interesting idea.  One of several reasons I did not renew Aion recently was because many people in my guild outleveled me.  Our "leader" power leveled himself to 50 while the next closest members were not even level 40 yet!?  I played EQ2 back in mid '06 and early '07 on Oasis.  I'd consider joining you guys but it looks like I'd have to create a new account to get the 60 days as part of the $20 deal.  Do I need to create a Wanderers account to see the thread there?  The link takes me to the login screen.

Edit - according to an EQ2 forum post Antonia Bayle is an RP server.  How heavily do you see that being enforced in the guild?

One wonderful thing about EQ2 is the mentoring system.  It allows any other character to delevel to your level and experience content at that level.  Makes it so you can always group with people.  Also, the ability to select exactly what balance of AA experience versus adventuring experience exists is also great.  You can choose to stop getting adventuring experience when you adventure with someone catching up, yet continue to get AA experience instead.  Really good stuff.

As an aside, in case you didn't know, unlike in WOW, good, neutral, and evil characters can all group together.  It just affects your city alignments and what towns you can go to.  Once you have a guild house it's largely not that relevant or much of an inconvenience.
167  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: November 24, 2009, 05:23:31 PM
Well, the video is great.  Too bad the game is really only a shell of that right now.  I know it's vision of the future, but many of these features would have been nice at release, and by the time they add them you kind of wonder what player-base will be able to take advantage of them.  As most people still playing seem to be nearing maximum level, it seems a bit odd to pack in so much new content across the board.
168  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wanderers - Starting "Group-centric" MMORPG experiment (EQ2 Rebirth!) on: November 24, 2009, 06:08:43 AM

Quote from: Destructor on November 23, 2009, 10:50:14 PM

Have fun with it all and let us know how it turns out. EQ2 is one of those MMOs I pop back onto every so often actually. It's old by today's standards, but there's still a ton of great game inside.

The funny thing is that although it's old, it still is ahead of its time with many of its features, such as mentoring for one, and the flexibility of its AA and experience lines and how you can adjust it on the fly, for another.  The graphics aren't even really that bad, although games like Aion clearly surpass it.
169  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wanderers - Starting "Group-centric" MMORPG experiment (EQ2 Rebirth!) on: November 23, 2009, 09:09:15 PM
Hmm..this sounds kind of interesting.  I've been looking for a reason to get back into EQ2, and this could be one way.  When is everyone starting and what server?  Most of my characters are on Lucan D'Lere.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Torchlight, a follow-up to Fate and Mythos on: November 07, 2009, 01:37:10 AM
I feel silly, but how do you access the console?  Now that the Steam verison will have access I'm going to try it out.

Hopefully the patch fixes the AA problem I have where the game reboots whenever I try to turn AA on and its deselected once its up and running again.
171  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: November 06, 2009, 08:44:36 PM

Quote from: Falchion on November 06, 2009, 01:01:49 AM

I imagine maybe some sort of DDO type of thing with plenty of story based instances.  But I'm not a fan of instancing. 

DDO was pretty solid on story.  The one thing that really doomed it for most people is that after you run through the dungeon once, the thrill is gone because most of the tactics that make it so interesting are out the window.  Example -- traps are all in the same place, so you see people just telling the rogue -- look here!  DDO's instances are not really designed like WoW or other raid dungeons, where the main strategy is to determine how to take down the bosses and you are looking for certain loot to drop. It also doesn't really have any PvP to speak of.  If they had a way to generate a somewhat RANDOM dungeon (at least trap placement and such) each time you ran at least some quests, DDO would really be a cut above.

There is still an opening for a game to take some of the best features of the MMORPGs out there and get them into one game.

Here are just a few thoughts from some MMORPGs that are still fresh in my mind.  I'm sure someone else can add to it.

EQ2-  Mentoring, stories and lore, heritage questlines, Raids, appearance armor slots, group content; house decorations and achievements, talents.
WoW- Lore, Presentation, Map and "seamlessness" of the world, Mix of PvP, Raids, mounts, group instances with defined bosses, talent system.
Vanguard- boats, housing.
Warhammer- Public quests, way it brings groups together was fairly easy wiht open groups showing up on screen, PvP open region with quests.
Fallen Earth- Crafting system, interesting mount system.
DDO- Quest sharing, dungeons with traps rogues need to disable.
Aion- Flying, graphics, PvP open region with quests.

Just some ideas.


172  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: November 06, 2009, 04:11:53 PM

Quote from: Falchion on November 05, 2009, 02:55:55 PM

Quote from: Fez on November 04, 2009, 10:36:48 PM

Falchion, was wondering what happened to you (my character is Sphinx).  I'm planning to get back and play some, but Dragon Age may take some of my time away.  Plus I'm waiting for the cost of "Curse of Roots" to come down to sane levels.

Yip I'm back steady.  I do have Dragon Age coming, but I'll still be logging in nightly to Aion.  I see there're a few of us still logging in, but all at different times.  I think Falc moved to another guild.  I suggest we find out what that legion was and move with him ... if it's a decent, alive legion!  I put in several hours last night, I just find Aion very therapeutic. There's kind of a routine I've got going, as a almost 24 temp, I really have no real fear of dying soloing quests, gathering etc.  I like that.  I like the combat, the feel and look of the game, and the abundance of quests and things to do.  So I'm sticking with it.  As MMORPGs tend to pay you back by slow, steady progress and consistent logging in I'll try to do that.    They aren't games you can "save" and come back to in a month as easily as an SRPG.


Sounds like a plan.  And as I'm waiting for Dragon Age to get patches so the random crashing on Vista 64 will stop, I should have some more time to play Aion.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age Game Issues Thread on: November 06, 2009, 03:33:17 AM
Sadly, I've been getting some random crashes in Windows Vista 64-bit (essentially I get a "Dragon Age has stopped responding" error or something similar and it closes the program.  Looks like lots of people are experiencing random crashes in 64 bit versions of the various Windows operating systems.
174  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: November 04, 2009, 10:36:48 PM
Falchion, was wondering what happened to you (my character is Sphinx).  I'm planning to get back and play some, but Dragon Age may take some of my time away.  Plus I'm waiting for the cost of "Curse of Roots" to come down to sane levels.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: November 04, 2009, 05:44:45 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 04, 2009, 05:38:52 PM

It doesn't seem to like AVG in particular for some reason, I had no problems getting it downloaded from Impulse at almost 2MB/s with Avast running.

Hehe.  And I used to use Avast until it started having issues with another game I was running.  Maybe it IS time to try antiviri -- anyone have a link to where to download it?  icon_eek 

I peaked at 1.5 MB/S or so once AVG was gone.  That's about the limit to what I can generally expect through Time Warner.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: November 04, 2009, 05:35:38 PM

Quote from: ericb on November 04, 2009, 05:27:21 PM

I'm about ready to give up.  Downloaded the file again this morning.  Let it finish, clicked install after the verify finished ok.  It started downloading again instead.  So I'm now downloading the 8GB file for the third time.  With two bad installs.  Thanks Impulse... crybaby

Eric, I got the Impulse version to finally start working this morning, although I haven't had anytime to play.  I had to totally uninstall my AVG virus checker -- simply disabling it was not enough.  In fact, after I uninstalled it, my download speeds through Impulse shot up to 1.2 MB/S from a measly 300 KB/S.  So, it does not like virus checking programs, and it is likely picky with some other installed software running in the background (this was also confirmed by a Stardock support specialist on one of the Stardock forum threads).

Of course, once I got it downloaded, the story was not over.  I still had to do the fix that I believe Ceekay posted a link to a page or so back in the thread.  I had to download the Zoombie file, run it, and then I manually clicked on and ran the Dragon Age updater file in that directory.  I left it open in the background, and then finally when I was in game the DLC suddenly appeared and started downloading.  Maybe they've fixed that by now, but all in all, I think I earned back in time any money I may have saved through Impulse.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: November 04, 2009, 06:19:00 AM
Yeah it's downloading the whole thing.  After the verification process it gives me the error.  I am now trying to disable AVG as I let it run overnight.  After reading through tons of posts on Stardock I stumbled across a post by a Stardock CS person saying AVG and Impulse don't run too well together.  I hope this solves it, but what a headache.  Plus, based on the forums I've been looking at, a whole HOST of problems still potentially face me after I get the stupid file downloaded.  Most people are having problems AFTER they download the file! :-/
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: November 04, 2009, 06:07:09 AM
Well everyone, looks like I am screwed at this point.  Spent about 7-8 hours downloading the game from Impulse today (two tries) and both times it finished by reporting the error "Downloaded file invalid; MD5s do not match server".  The second time I couldn't even use my computer as I wanted to be cautious.  Anyone know how to get a refund?  This is the last time I will ever do streaming on any files this big.  It is apparent that we are a long ways off in getting this technology to work consistently on PCs.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: November 04, 2009, 02:43:45 AM
Well, I had the pleasure of coming home tonight to find an error in the download process on Impulse.  Looks like I have to start from SCRATCH.  This really sucks.  Guess I won't be playing until tomorrow.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: November 03, 2009, 11:35:26 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 03, 2009, 11:28:42 PM

Quote from: JCC on November 03, 2009, 11:09:28 PM

How's the manual? (in the normal box). Is it big or a typical minimalist manual of recent years?

Minimalist.  It's fine on how to play but it's pretty useless as a reference guide- ie there is no large compendium of skills, spells, tables, etc that you would like from an epic CRPG.  

That's too bad.  I was all ready to print out the manual.  Anyway, I trucked home for lunch to start the download process in Impulse, so hopefully it will be done by the time I get home.  I was only averaging about 500kb/s or so, which is a little disappointing in view of what some folks posted here.
181  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: November 01, 2009, 10:05:23 PM
That's odd.  I haven't been on much this last week, and I'm away this weekend, but I remember seeing some kinah in the bank and I remember adding about 20k a little over a week ago.  Oh well.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 31, 2009, 02:39:14 AM
Too late now.  I went with Impulse due to the coupon.  On top of that, I picked up the Witcher for the same sale price as on Steam.  Hopefully Impulse will allow a preload too.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 30, 2009, 11:06:07 PM
Thanks.  Looks like I may purchase from Impulse later.  I bought Torchlight through Steam, and it took some figuring out on how to get that first mod in the right directory, and I don't like the offline issues as I travel a bit.  Any negatives to Impulse?
184  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: October 30, 2009, 07:46:38 PM
Yeah, Hark, we miss you on here. 

Falc, how big is the new guild?  Would they take a near 22 sorc like myself?
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Torchlight, a follow-up to Fate and Mythos on: October 30, 2009, 07:45:18 PM
I finally bit and bought this.  A fun casual game.  Has anyone else had any problems trying to get anti-aliasing to work?  If I turn it on, it seems to try to reboot the game and it never gets set.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 30, 2009, 07:44:16 PM
Well, I'm still torn on where to get this.  Looks like its between Impulse and Steam.  I've used Steam before, most recently to get Torchlight, and the negative is that Steam's "Off-line" mode is a bit less intuitive than Impulse, which doesn't require you to stay connected to play the game and doesn't appear to require any special settings to run off-line.  I'm looking for the deluxe or CE edition and I wanted to pre-order to get some goodies.  So I think I'm really leaning towards Impulse, or just buying the CE edition in stores when it comes out, although I'll miss out on the pre-order goodies.  Anyone have a good or bad experience with Impulse?
187  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: October 27, 2009, 10:08:19 PM
Hey Falc.  I'll probably be on tonight or tomorrow, but it does seem to be pretty quiet in the guild these days.  Let me know where you end up if you decide to join a bigger guild.
188  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: recommend me a GF-friendly boardgame on: October 27, 2009, 08:57:47 PM

Quote from: Graham on September 11, 2009, 05:19:24 PM

I didn't mention Settlers of Catan since you need 3-4 players, and it might be a bit more difficult for kids.

I would not get BSG unless you have a group of friends that gets together to play regularly.  It plays with 3-6, but recommend most for 5-6 players.  It would also be a bit complicated for younger kids.

If your kids are boys, you might look into Heroscape.  It is a miniatures game, but if you can get Master Set 1, you'll get a lot of land and figures.  It is easy to learn, and you have two levels of complexity.  I doubt it is GF-friendly unless she can stand the thought of samurai, soldiers, knights, and ogres all fighting against each other at the same time.

The Settlers of Catan card game is for two players and it's fairly GF friendly I'd say.
189  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: October 27, 2009, 08:28:17 PM
Actually, I'm still playing, but I'm not playing as regularly at the moment until the next patch lands.  I figure, why do all the quests and grinding now in the 20s when they will be giving more exp shortly.
190  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Fallen Earth launches today on: October 27, 2009, 08:26:53 PM
Yeah, I just loaded this game, and although the graphics aren't the greatest, they aren't too bad.  They get much better with Shadows on, but unfortunately in SLI mode this creates flickering.  I really like using SLI on my laptop because it keeps the temp down on my GPUs.

Although Aion looks much better, with Fallen Earth you actually feel like you can mold a character that is very different from somebody else (in Aion all classes are essentially the same, and there are not many armor patterns at the end of the day).  It remains to be seen whether all characters at end game require the same min/max-ing to be participants in the PvP, but its at least caught my attention.  Also nice that you can get a horse right at the beginning.
191  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: October 23, 2009, 05:57:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 23, 2009, 04:12:07 AM

I'll be out of game for awhile while I figure out how to pay for another month.

Hark, sorry to hear that.  Although, I guess that will give Kielgard and myself a chance to catch up a bit.  Approaching 22 now.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 15, 2009, 03:29:17 PM
For a physical box pre-order it looks like I'm down to Best Buy or EA Store.  Anybody have a good experience with the EA Store?  I'm guessing I won't have it day 1, but hopefully within a few days of November 3.  Otherwise I may just have to go with Impulse, which may make sense anyway, as I'm going to be installing this on my laptop so who needs to keep swapping discs.

This really is the most confusing release I've ever seen in all my years of computer gaming, which started in the early 80s at a very, very young age.   icon_wink
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 15, 2009, 01:23:27 AM

Quote from: Dan_Theman on October 15, 2009, 12:29:33 AM

Okay, here's the info according to a friend of mine that works at Best Buy (fallible, but always well-intentioned)
If you preorder the Best Buy version (for the PC), you do get three *extra* in-game items in addition to the "basic" CE downloadable items.  However, there's a catch: the PC version is delivery, and unless you have a free delivery code (sorry, none here) then you'll pay for that as well as precalculated tax.


To sum up what appear to be the best available options for pre-ordering the CE version, calculated to give the same in-game content minus the vendor exclusive items:

EXCLUSIVE TO RETAIL CE VERSIONS: a cool metal box, a making of documentary, Concept art video, Strategy video, a cloth map, and a physical instruction manual
Best Buy (retail CE):  $64.99 + $2.99 delivery + $4.50ish sales tax + $7 for the missing DLC
   = $79.50, including all CE items plus the following game items: Lucky Stone, the Lion's Paw, the Edge, and (supposedly) the Formari Memory Band
EA Store (retail CE):  $64.99 + free shipping + $7 for the missing DLC
   = $71.99, including all CE items plus the following game items: Formari Memory Band and the Band of Fire

EXCLUSIVE TO DIGITAL DELUXE VERSIONS: no disc check, Warden's Keep DLC
Impulse (Digital Deluxe version): $64.99 flat, however you can deduct 20% if you still have your survey code
   = $52.00, including all in-game CE items plus *both* initial DLC's and the following game item: Formari Memory Band.
Steam (Digital Deluxe version): $64.99 flat  (best guess)
  = $64.99, including all in-game CE items plus *both* initial DLC's and the following game items: Formari Memory Band and The Wicked Oath

So figure out what's worth what to you, and make your move!

Dan,

Thanks for posting this.  Very informative.  So, it looks like I can't pre-order the Best Buy version for pick-up at the local store?  I've gota  store right around the corner so that would be convenient.  As for the digital downloads, which seller do people like more?  I'm concerned that it may affect my ability to add mods to the game if I get the digital version, but do the companies allow you to download as often as you like?
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 13, 2009, 02:06:18 AM
Looks like Amazon ran out of CE pre-order editions.  My options are dwindling.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 12, 2009, 07:30:10 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 12, 2009, 04:34:32 AM

Quote from: Fez on October 12, 2009, 03:34:02 AM

Quote from: Dan_Theman on October 11, 2009, 11:59:48 PM

Just curious, TiLT, but what price is it going for via digital download over there? (and where is 'there' anyway?) The Collector's Edition is going to be a pretty consistent $60-$65 over here in retail locations, and download sites are also in line with that.  As for regional restrictions, my guess is there has to be some sort of financial reason behind it.  I know distributors like Stardock and Valve would be more than happy to sell more copies, so it's not a choice on their end.

Of note, I also found a preorder through Best Buy ($64.99 for PC):
Quote
"three pieces of exclusive in-game content, including the Lucky Stone, which adds +1 to all stats, the Lion's Paw, which adds to armor, dodge and evade, and the Edge, a dagger that adds a lot to damage, melee crit and attack."

This struck me as odd, as all the other CE's have the following:
Quote
"THREE PIECES OF EXCLUSIVE IN-GAME CONTENT:
Bergen's Honor: A massive helmet made out of dragonbone (+2 to armor, +25 physical resistance, +6 to attack)
Grimoire of the Frozen Wastes: A special book that adds +3 to all attributes when read
Final Reason: A magical staff of immense power (adds to damage, spell power, and fire damage)"
... plus a vendor-specific bonus item or two.  Best Buy's listing looks as if it's replacing the standard three that come with the normal CE.
That one gets a serious wtf from me.  I'll have to do a bit more digging and see what's up.


Quote from: CeeKay on October 11, 2009, 06:45:57 PM

Quote from: Dan_Theman on October 11, 2009, 06:20:19 PM

Myself, I'm a little torn - I haven't picked up Elemental yet, so I was planning on using my coupon on that. 

I just tried putting another item into my cart on Impulse (haven't pulled the trigger yet on my pre-order) and it applied the 20% off to that item too.
NICE!!!!  Hmm - and Impulse does get you the Warden's Keep DLC for free ... even more tempting!
This is exactly why I am so confused.  I'm trying to figure out where I can get the game pre-ordered, get some bonus items for the pre-order, and get the game on time.  I like getting the map and such, but my concern is preordering from EBWorld or Amazon will result in me getting the game some week or two after release?  Impulse sounds like a good possibility.

A week or two? What makes you think that? Both have been known to have 'release day' shipping for titles (not this one, it seems, but still) and even without it you'd have it a day or two later, not a week or two. Unless we're talking about something like GoGamer's "dirt cheap" shipping which can take... awhile.

I've had it happen unfortunately before, and I've read of others having the same thing happen.  Where Amazon doesn't deliver the pre-ordered game for a week after release.  I'd like to avoid that, but it's looking like my options are down to Impulse or Amazon.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 12, 2009, 03:34:02 AM

Quote from: Dan_Theman on October 11, 2009, 11:59:48 PM

Just curious, TiLT, but what price is it going for via digital download over there? (and where is 'there' anyway?) The Collector's Edition is going to be a pretty consistent $60-$65 over here in retail locations, and download sites are also in line with that.  As for regional restrictions, my guess is there has to be some sort of financial reason behind it.  I know distributors like Stardock and Valve would be more than happy to sell more copies, so it's not a choice on their end.

Of note, I also found a preorder through Best Buy ($64.99 for PC):
Quote
"three pieces of exclusive in-game content, including the Lucky Stone, which adds +1 to all stats, the Lion's Paw, which adds to armor, dodge and evade, and the Edge, a dagger that adds a lot to damage, melee crit and attack."

This struck me as odd, as all the other CE's have the following:
Quote
"THREE PIECES OF EXCLUSIVE IN-GAME CONTENT:
Bergen's Honor: A massive helmet made out of dragonbone (+2 to armor, +25 physical resistance, +6 to attack)
Grimoire of the Frozen Wastes: A special book that adds +3 to all attributes when read
Final Reason: A magical staff of immense power (adds to damage, spell power, and fire damage)"
... plus a vendor-specific bonus item or two.  Best Buy's listing looks as if it's replacing the standard three that come with the normal CE.
That one gets a serious wtf from me.  I'll have to do a bit more digging and see what's up.


Quote from: CeeKay on October 11, 2009, 06:45:57 PM

Quote from: Dan_Theman on October 11, 2009, 06:20:19 PM

Myself, I'm a little torn - I haven't picked up Elemental yet, so I was planning on using my coupon on that. 

I just tried putting another item into my cart on Impulse (haven't pulled the trigger yet on my pre-order) and it applied the 20% off to that item too.
NICE!!!!  Hmm - and Impulse does get you the Warden's Keep DLC for free ... even more tempting!
This is exactly why I am so confused.  I'm trying to figure out where I can get the game pre-ordered, get some bonus items for the pre-order, and get the game on time.  I like getting the map and such, but my concern is preordering from EBWorld or Amazon will result in me getting the game some week or two after release?  Impulse sounds like a good possibility.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: October 09, 2009, 10:03:21 PM
Ok, as GameStop isn't selling pre-orders for the CE edition of Dragon Age, it looks like I'm stuck pre-ordering it from Amazon or EBWorld, IF I want to get any preorder bonus items beyond the standard stuff.  Best Buy, GoGamer, both don't have any extra items associated with it.  So, my question is this, has anyone pre-ordered from Amazon or EBWorld before, and if so, how long after release did you get the game?  I'm looking forward to playing this day 1, so I may just preorder at Best Buy or something so I can pick it up the day it is released (although I will lose out on the extra bonus item).
198  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: October 02, 2009, 07:29:55 PM
I've still got a bit of work to do to get to 16 sadly.  Hopefully I can get there this weekend.
199  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: October 01, 2009, 07:06:44 PM
Hark, where did you get the info about the upcoming class change?  Curious to see what they are doing, and if there is anything else.
200  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Aion] Official Gaming Trend Legion Thread on: September 30, 2009, 09:25:08 PM
Well, the queues have gotten me too, even though I tend to be on late.  Well, and the crash on Lumiel two nights ago.  Last night I was going to hop online at midnight and lo and behold but I find a 30 minute queue.  So I park myself in the queue and head off to do other things.  When I come back some 20 minutes later I found the game has frozen up so I have to relog in and do it all over again.  At that point it was getting too late to bother, so I just played WoW and did some battlegrounds for an hour.  Hope it improves!
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