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8441  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Computer "Forgetting" Things on: September 02, 2008, 01:43:50 PM
I've owned and worked on many systems over the last 15 years and I've never seen one that sleep/hibernate worked well enough on that I could suggest it's use to anyone.  I always disable that feature on my own systems and suggest my clients do the same.  When brand new with hardly anything loaded it sometimes works fine, but once you start installing and running programs it's often a headache for support.
8442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I will be right back!! on: September 02, 2008, 03:54:20 AM
Hope you get everything worked out soon enough.
8443  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GT Warhammer Casual Guild. Anyone interested? on: September 02, 2008, 03:36:26 AM
The Wanderers are a casual guild, I don't see why anyone that doesn't have an issue with them play with them if you're going to play order.

Destruction could be a little different, they will be playing Dest on an Open server.

I'll be playing with a bunch of people on Destruction side of a Core server though, and more are always welcome.

I just don't really see the reason for everyone to start their own guild though, short of the hardcore raiding, tight schedule type people.

I have 10-15 people planning on playing with me, if we get more of the small groups like that together we'll have a large enough pool that everyone should have someone to group with if they want to.  I'd just hate to see us end up like we did with every other mmo with people scattered on 10 different servers between the 4 websites I frequent.
8444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBL: Castle Crashers Impressions on: September 01, 2008, 05:32:06 AM

Quote from: jersoc on September 01, 2008, 05:13:37 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 01, 2008, 05:06:48 AM

Man, why hasn't any other company tried something like this before.  The market was absolutely open for a game that brought back the classic beat-em-up like this, but with modern gameplay additions and graphics, not to mention online play.

This game alone makes me want to pickup another XBL card to play with you guys again.
don't feel bad, no one can play online with all the broken netcode and bugs that plague this. i seriously want to know how this passed MS' QA. i thought they were to so anal about that stuff. no word on anything is really frustrating everyone.

it's a good game, just by the time i can actually play online i'll have UI and rock band 2. and this game will be once in a while if i feel like it.

I've had a blast and played for many hours with both Leo and Wonderpug.  No problems playing with those two, I have had problems with several other people and all ranked/random matches though.
8445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBL: Castle Crashers Impressions on: August 30, 2008, 05:11:38 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 30, 2008, 06:05:32 AM

You know what sucks about this game? EVERY SINGLE SESSION DROPS. EVERY. EVAHREE.
I have had no problems with drops with friends, only with random/ranked matches.  If you're dropping even with friends, you might need to recheck your NAT settings.
8446  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 29, 2008, 10:39:33 PM
While a lot of guilds will put together ideal groups for the city content, as far as I know it will still have the open party system which is an easy way for people to get in there and get some action.

Also we don't know yet if the gear you get from those raids is any better than the high level pvp gear (which is only purchasable when your side owns the city).
8447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 29, 2008, 06:09:56 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 26, 2008, 11:02:52 PM

Picture of my unit and I before the attack. 

And can you believe my corpsman actually said, "I've got a bad feeling about this mission."



There ya go man, use that instead. smile
8448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Brasse online comic strip on: August 29, 2008, 05:39:56 PM
There are a few posters here that I now know I will never share tastes with....  I think they all begin with the letter D.
8449  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 29, 2008, 05:38:46 PM

Quote from: Toe on August 29, 2008, 05:31:20 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 29, 2008, 04:11:15 PM

Quote from: Toe on August 29, 2008, 03:48:14 PM

Quote from: skystride on August 29, 2008, 03:10:54 PM

Well the important thing is that gear is easy to get even for casual players.  You don't have to belong to some uber raiding guild.

Depends on how they flesh things out. You might need to be in an uber PvP group/guild to obtain certain gear, which can be just as time-consuming as being in an uber raiding guild.
Not true, it's not nearly as time consuming for one major reason.  To get gear in this game you can log in, play for 15-30 minutes and have made progress.  There's no way in hell you can do that in any game I've seen with Raids.

Ok, fill me in on how the best PvP gear is obtained because honestly I have not heard. I was comparing it to DaoC, which had uber guilds dominating everyone else due to the amount of time they could invest in the game compared to others.

BTW, in WoW all the PvP gear can be obtained solely through PvPing. You never have to raid a single PvE instance.

My comment was directly to your comment that needing the best pvp gear can be as time consuming as an uber raid, I was merely pointing out that the blocks of time needed are in no way comparable to a raid.  you can play in pretty much any block of time in WAR and make progress.  In a raid you can spend enough time organizing, grouping up and travelling there to eat up a casual players block of time available.

PVP gear is bought with cash, you just have to have a high enough pvp rank.  Since you get pvp xp (renown) for any pvp activity, it all adds up no matter how little you do per session.  This means that given enough time anyone can have the best gear, it will just take them a hell of a lot longer than someone who is really good and has good support.
8450  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 29, 2008, 04:11:15 PM

Quote from: Toe on August 29, 2008, 03:48:14 PM

Quote from: skystride on August 29, 2008, 03:10:54 PM

Well the important thing is that gear is easy to get even for casual players.  You don't have to belong to some uber raiding guild.

Depends on how they flesh things out. You might need to be in an uber PvP group/guild to obtain certain gear, which can be just as time-consuming as being in an uber raiding guild.
Not true, it's not nearly as time consuming for one major reason.  To get gear in this game you can log in, play for 15-30 minutes and have made progress.  There's no way in hell you can do that in any game I've seen with Raids.
8451  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 29, 2008, 02:43:48 PM

Quote from: Toe on August 29, 2008, 01:30:44 PM

Quote from: jersoc on August 29, 2008, 06:33:47 AM

Quote from: Razgon on August 29, 2008, 06:25:57 AM

how much impact does gear have in a game like this?

I'm thinking melee healer to be main, since I love the rp behind them, and then a few alts, with money from the main, since this IS a competetive game, I'm assuming you need good gear to be able to survive?

it helps, but seeing how the game doesn't revolve around 1v1. it won't hurt either. obviously you always want the best. will the battles be decided on gear? hell no, not at all. gear enhances a player in this game.

i'll say it again, this is nothing like your kiddie pvp found in wow. anything you thought you knew about pvp is basically out the door.

Nah, its all button-mashing, reaction time, knowing your skills when it comes down to the nuts and bolts. A good pvper is going to be good regardless of the MMO he is playing. Its not rocket science ya know. smile

Actually battles are sometimes decided by gear.  If you don't have the same tier of pvp equipment as someone else, you're going to get smoked regardless of how good you are.  One set of armor in particular almost triples your effective power level compared to what most people of that level are wearing.  If everyone knew to get that armor asap you'd be right, but right now gear makes a huge difference.



There's a picture of a guy with the armor mentioned holding off (and he ended up beating down everyone pictured and 2 more) more than a full group of people who don't have the equipment.  It's not even close.  He was laughing and emoting the whole time he slaughtered us.  When I got the gear I could do the same on pretty much every class.
8452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBL: Castle Crashers Impressions on: August 29, 2008, 08:20:52 AM
I'm up for games whenever.  Been trying to have a 'real life' social life though so not on as much as I have been in the past.  I tell you what though, much cheaper to stay at home and hang with you guys smile
8453  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Max Payne Trailer on: August 29, 2008, 08:14:01 AM
They show that the Valk's are there and not there in the same scenes several times, I think it's obvious that they are figurative or at the least 'invisible'.

At this point I don't care if the movie sucks, that trailer kicked all kinds of ass and felt like the game brought to life.
8454  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 29, 2008, 12:19:12 AM
considering i'll be on destr (in the only gimp class in the game) and sky will be on order, i'd really like to see that He Who Talks Out Of His Ass.
8455  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 28, 2008, 09:22:54 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 28, 2008, 09:09:48 PM

Quote from: skystride on August 28, 2008, 08:32:53 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 28, 2008, 08:00:11 PM

One on one will always be apart of MMO's...........EVERYTHING can't be about the perfect group dynamic RvR..

You play a healer, I'll play a tank...2 months into the game lets do a dance...You game?

Sure, I like those odds!  Maybe just maybe a Melee DPS had a chance but not a tank.  They are tanks after all and can't dishout the damage to keep up with heals.  Even a dps spec tank doesn't have the utility skills that melee dps have (heal debuff, silence etc).  And I don't think they will change it in 2 months and probably not in 2 years.

Yeah, yeah.......you keep telling yourself that young un...........see ya soon.... icon_lol

My money is on Sky, having played all the classes at each tier I don't see how a tank is going to solo a healer... period.  I've taken out tanks +5 to me when I didn't even have most of my skills yet. It might take him a 10 minute fight, but it will be lopsided from the beginning.  ESPECIALLY if it's a melee healer
8456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1989 Joker or 2008 Joker? on: August 28, 2008, 01:55:47 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 28, 2008, 12:32:15 PM

Quote from: DArtagnan on August 28, 2008, 10:20:50 AM

I don't like anything?

But it's not true!

I like Hellgate, Too Human, and even Space Siege (though not much).


No you don't, and you know it.  You're just saying that because those games were not well reviewed/liked.  Don't be such a predictable drone.  Pete's right:  you're just contrary for the sake of being contrary.

Quote
Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed Dark Knight. So did I, really, and I believe it's a fine film in terms of entertainment. Does it belong where the hype originally placed it (No. 1 on IMDB)? No, and you all know it. I haven't checked the score, but I'm pretty sure it'll end up below top 10 - which is somewhat more realistic.

your original statements implied that anyone who thought the story in The Dark Knight had any depth was a 10 year old child.  Now you're simply saying it's not the best movie ever made.   Problem is, no one took issue with the idea that it wasn't the greatest film ever made.  You're just hoping to get SOMEONE to agree with you, it appears. 

Try this statement next:  "It's got people in it!  And there's talking!".  You may get someone on board after that.   icon_lol

Some people simply can't be happy if they find themselves liking what 'everyone' likes and they subconsciously 'make' themselves like stuff that few people like so they feel different.  I had a friend who used to be like this until we spent a couple weeks pointing out all the little bits of proof.  He had a huge 'omfg' moment and realized that he didn't really like some of the things he thought he did. The mind is a powerful thing and sometimes people are so against comforming that they can't even enjoy things that are popular.
8457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: August 27, 2008, 07:18:40 PM
I'll be playing Castle Crashers most of this week. hint hint slywink
8458  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1989 Joker or 2008 Joker? on: August 27, 2008, 03:34:08 PM
I think either his eyes are glowing or he's wearing reflective glasses.

That fatality is spot on for the joker though, very funny.
8459  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 27, 2008, 02:55:26 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 27, 2008, 02:19:13 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 27, 2008, 01:31:47 PM

So no adoption for you? That's sad. frown

I don't think he's said they turned it down yet unless I missed something.  worst case we make a roadtrip to Iraq to bring him back  icon_wink

You missed something... dont' worry, it's happened to you before and it will happen to you again.

8460  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Castle Crashers [XBLA] on: August 27, 2008, 12:45:34 PM
Who's in?
8461  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: please tell me this gets easier on: August 27, 2008, 11:32:06 AM
Never got easier to me, I still find myself fighting napping in my office during the day. smile
8462  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer: Best fleshed out class, worst fleshed out class? on: August 27, 2008, 11:27:41 AM
I think it's intended that the bonus is the only part that heals.
8463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE has Gone Gold! (New Reviews) on: August 26, 2008, 06:41:52 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 26, 2008, 03:43:35 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 26, 2008, 03:38:23 PM

I'm finding the game quite satisfying so far.

** Satelite tracking systems engaged
** Harkonis located through cellphone triangulation
** Orbital Laser targetting system engaged
** Cell phone text messaging engaged "Harkonis , hand over your spore copy or be obliterated"

well?

Ah, thought this was the WAR thread  icon_twisted
8464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: August 26, 2008, 06:34:46 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 26, 2008, 06:32:05 PM

Bah. The update should have been its own thread.  I'm just learning of this now.

My kids will be upset to hear that 'Antonio' was hurt...they didn't take to the name KATO.

My favorite was when my niece saw Kato on the Xbox live cam when I played Burnout.  She said ' Why's Kato look Asian?' O_o
8465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How do I get the Fallout 3 CE version? on: August 26, 2008, 03:41:20 PM
I'm looking forward to by Pipboy bobblehead
8466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE has Gone Gold! (New Reviews) on: August 26, 2008, 03:38:23 PM
I'm finding the game quite satisfying so far.
8467  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 26, 2008, 02:22:57 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on August 26, 2008, 01:58:17 PM

Am I wrong on this, or does it seem that WAR is the first MMO since WoW that the buzz on the game actually improved once the NDA was lifted? 

Prior to the NDA being lifted, the general game buzz didn't seem to be very positive.  All I heard was regarding cut content, slow combat and other unpleasantries.  Now it seems that there's generally a positive, solid buzz surrounding the game. 

I think it's because when a game is good, the only people that break the NDA are the ones that don't like it.  So you only see the negative until the drop.
8468  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [MMO's] Realisticly, what did you expect? on: August 26, 2008, 02:14:26 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on August 26, 2008, 11:51:54 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 25, 2008, 08:55:33 PM

...leveling a character in a couple of weeks

Out of curiosity, which MMO allows you to level in a couple of weeks?

I know people that have levelled to the cap in WoW, DAOC and AoC each in under 2 weeks real time.  CoX doesn't take much longer than that either with powerlevelling.
8469  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 26, 2008, 01:48:18 PM

Quote from: jersoc on August 26, 2008, 09:15:54 AM

all of them sans the detaunt since that doesn't work in pvp. .
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The detaunts worked fine in pvp when I've used them.
8470  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 26, 2008, 01:45:41 PM
I agree with what Dart said about sounds though, I wish there was a better indicator for when an ability triggers.  Short of ones that have flying fireballs or beams of light it's often hard for me to tell if I just used an ability if not for the cooldown icon animation. 

Having said that, it's on the list of things they are looking into.
8471  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer: Best fleshed out class, worst fleshed out class? on: August 26, 2008, 01:52:06 AM

Quote from: Abaddon on August 26, 2008, 12:04:58 AM

Actually during the preview this weekend the topic of the "dwarven" model was raised a number of times in various groups I was in. The question kept coming up why there seemed to be a serious lack of tanks for Order, especially in light of the hordes of Chosen and Black Orc's you seem to face in RvR. Quite a few folks expressed their distaste with the look of the dwarves and hence did not want to play an Ironbreaker. As to the Swordmaster a High Elf tank in what astetically look like robes just seemed pretty silly and alot of dissapointment was expressed over the removal of the Empire Knight.

Most of the people I know that have said they don't like the look of the dwarves (except Arclight obviously) don't like the look of dwarves in general.  It wasn't specific to the way WAR portrays them.  I think people just want a tank option on Order that isn't a tall skinny effeminate elf or a short stocky stout dwarf.
8472  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer: Best fleshed out class, worst fleshed out class? on: August 26, 2008, 01:49:45 AM

Quote from: Arclight on August 25, 2008, 08:19:38 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 25, 2008, 07:10:57 PM

I hate dwarves in every game, and these are by far the coolest, most bad-ass looking dwarves ever.  Your opinion is not the majority on this one.  Maybe they look TOO bad-ass for you, you've mentioned you don't like the evil or 'bad' sides in games.  That pretty much includes EVERY race in the Warhammer lore.

Looking to get into mate?
Sheesh, nothing like baiting me. shooo, go away.

Some people can't stand when someone has an opinion that doesn't jibe with theirs....I think its called insecurity.

Not baiting you at all, though you are getting awfully confrontational and defensive. (which shows insecurity, see two can play that game.)

I pointed out a reason why you might perceive things that way given your perceptions in other areas, and that your perceptions don't match the majority.  Neither of those is 'baiting'.  I'm not telling you your opinion is wrong, since it's an opinon and they can't be wrong.  I am telling you that it's not going to be that big of an issue because most people don't share that opinion.

Your comment about 5ft tall dwarves did remind me of the comedian who used to joke that his dad took him to the worse circus ever with things like 'World's tallest midget!' and 'The Bearded Man!'
8473  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer: Best fleshed out class, worst fleshed out class? on: August 25, 2008, 07:10:57 PM
I hate dwarves in every game, and these are by far the coolest, most bad-ass looking dwarves ever.  Your opinion is not the majority on this one.  Maybe they look TOO bad-ass for you, you've mentioned you don't like the evil or 'bad' sides in games.  That pretty much includes EVERY race in the Warhammer lore.
8474  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer: Best fleshed out class, worst fleshed out class? on: August 25, 2008, 05:11:49 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 25, 2008, 03:56:03 PM

Quote from: StriderGG on August 25, 2008, 03:43:53 PM

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Didn't like the engineer...Can't see him being very effective in open-field PvP...Great for Keep defense though, I guess...Needs work.

According to Mythic, engineers are going to have a pretty big revamp in the next few days. The changes inlcude an instant "turret re-deploy" ability, which is - IMO - a much needed change. A lot of changes to the Tinkerer tree, including an Electromagnet ability that pulls all enemies in a certain radius to one spot. Land mines also sound cool. Especially combined with Electromagnet. smile

Mythic also said that they screwed pet pathing in the last push (although to be honest I thought that it always sucked smile) and that they are working on improving it.

That is good news. They need to up the cool factor on Dwarves somehow. At the risk of repeating myself, make Dwarves taller and less fat. More like a 5ft tall wrestler...
Armor would look better on them, and people wouldn't feel like they were playing an over weight midget from some small town circus.

Wouldn't be Warhammer if they changed the dwarves that much.
8475  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dancing and throwing hoops/ropes an Ollympic event? on: August 24, 2008, 05:16:36 PM
i'm not a fan of any of the events that require subjective scoring, regardless of anything else.
8476  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 24, 2008, 05:14:21 PM
8477  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Using unsecured WiFi networks as hotspots: OK or EVEEL? on: August 24, 2008, 05:10:24 PM
I don't really see the problem as I think people should just lock their shit down.  However, whether I personally have a problem with it or not, it's now illegal in several places.  I don't see a problem with smoking pot, but it's illegal so I don't do it.  Same with this.
8478  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: August 23, 2008, 07:46:39 PM


Quite fun outrunning the blast and having the guys chasing you get incinerated.
8479  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy freaking birthday on: August 23, 2008, 04:33:19 PM
I also turned 34 this year, don't worry it could be worse.  At least I wasn't my own designated driver at my birthday party like a few years ago. frown
8480  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: August 23, 2008, 01:10:58 AM
Awesome Kato, take care.

So incredibly relieved you're ok.

We've got some Dwarves to kill, and a pansy carebear named CK. smile
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