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14961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Controller Ever? Also: Gesture Based Gaming. What's it's Impact? on: January 19, 2007, 03:15:56 PM

Quote from: Austin on January 18, 2007, 09:33:10 PM

Mouse Keyboard.  slywink

I disagree; it's more sensitive but it isn't a better control scheme. It's just what you got used to and have been using for years.

If they could come up with a controller that read as sensistive but didn't require a 2d surface then the control would be even better.

Also, keyboards bite. you don't hold A down harder to run, plain and simple. You then need to augment with another char for running, or double-tapping etc.
14962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Circuitcity.com HAS Wii's NOW UPDATE: Sold Out on: January 19, 2007, 01:23:34 PM
Jance,

you know you're going to order it. You may as well go to store.nintendo.com and buy the component video cables and an extra Wii Nunchuck and Wiimote.  icon_biggrin

The games still look damn fine.
14963  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is creepy! on: January 18, 2007, 03:48:37 PM
I too had also hoped a jackrabbit was going to be screaming at me.

Now I'm going to have to turn to the streets to get my kicks.  tear
14964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Circuitcity.com HAS Wii's NOW UPDATE: Sold Out on: January 18, 2007, 03:44:34 PM
Crabbs, thanks for the link!

Awesome contribution from a new poster!  thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup  nod
14965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I really WANT to support the 360... But its getting harder to/ on: January 18, 2007, 02:50:48 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on January 18, 2007, 02:29:49 AM

my take - in order to beat sony to market, they basically took what would've traditionally been considered a 'prototype' model, & put it into mass production (certainly explains 'the brick'). cost (& inconvenience to customers who 'want to support the 360' & therefore continue to play ball with them) means absolutely nothing to microsoft - crushing sony/playstation means everything (microsoft doesn't 'share' marketspace - it dominates ('microsoft explorer', anyone? this is nothing new...))...

so if you really do want to support the 360, understand that this is the business model you're supporting, package up that defective unit, hope for the best, & go with the flow, realizing that by doing this, you're simply enabling them to continue doing things their way...


1) "The Brick" also is on laptops, the Wii, etc... they took the heavy heat-generation out of the box. Good or bad, I don't feel it has anything to do with "prototype". There are a TON of electrical and electronic devices that have the power source outside of the box (look at the location for electric transformers for cordless phones, they're generally at the plug in the big-assed connectors).

2) MS is working their way to profitability in emerging markets, just like every other company. Sony hasn't exactly been the benevolent market leader either; I don't think your memory is recalling all the PS2s that died or the upside-down PS1s.  nod

3) I am supporting games and gaming, not one particular company. I am supporting game devs; if no games were on the 360, I'd not have one. Tongue

Quote from: semiconscious on January 18, 2007, 02:29:49 AM

(can you tell i'm really tired of the ps3-bashing smile )...

I'm just tired of the bashing. I don't think turning it around on some other product makes it any better.
14966  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 18, 2007, 01:22:24 PM
saywhat

Creepy... I bet that top-left dentist is also a serial rapist.  paranoid
14967  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hello. on: January 17, 2007, 08:20:02 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 17, 2007, 02:47:31 PM

Quote from: warning on January 17, 2007, 02:27:19 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 17, 2007, 04:42:01 AM

Knock it off.

Quote from: ATB on January 17, 2007, 01:48:16 PM

Maybe it's time for you to leave, too.

I'm thinking you missed something important compadre.

Allow me to explain. No. Is too much.  Let me sum up by re-writing the sentence using the new TruthTeller Mod for simple machines.  It reveals the truth behind the typed word:

Maybe it's time for you who (are actually a pretty good friend of mine that I chat with almost every day over gtalk) to leave (not really and you know that and are probably laughing now too, but those who don't know of our daily jawing probably won't get it cause it's an inside joke except for maybe Mr. Fed who seems to have claravoiance -yeah i'm too lazy to look up the spelling of that word), too (and hopefully people won't take this the wrong way, least of all not a mod who should know that I'm a clown and never attack anyone except when they are being ponderously ridiculous which means that someone must think that Ike is beign ponderously ridiculous and perhaps that's an indictment of his own biases and prejudices rather than anything I actually typed. But you can't fault the man he's great and it is a high pressure position- one worthy of respect and he is responsible for a million posts and even though I'm his favorite he may not have time to read and absorb all the subtleties of my complex and award winning humor)


 saywhat and MY posts are turgid?

I think the B in ATB stands for bombastic.
14968  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GT Official Wii Number Wii Number Request thread on: January 16, 2007, 03:28:09 PM
List Updated Jan16,2007 : added Xmann and Zero.
14969  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial x360 Live Scoreboard (Bandwidth Warning) on: January 16, 2007, 03:15:36 PM
Mods, can you unpin this one? I'll create a new thread with NO replies... I'll also start a new comment thread.

This one can move down into obscurity.
14970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox 360 model confirmed by Paul Thurott on: January 16, 2007, 03:10:50 PM

Quote from: Kobra on January 15, 2007, 12:29:57 AM

Thats fine RE PS2 vs 360  I never claimed such, but what about the Wii/Cube vs PS2?  I was basically stating that I feel they should have made a bigger jump in graphical power with the Wii, as it won't have legs beyond 1-2 Christmas's because of that IMO.

Tamogochi didn't sell because of it's screen rez.
Fad makes money. Nintendo isn't a hardware mfgr or console maker, they're a fad factory with many many success stories.

The customer base will move this product far further than tech specs.

NOW I've caught up. Ooo, and a triple-post-pad to boot!  icon_biggrin
14971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox 360 model confirmed by Paul Thurott on: January 16, 2007, 02:55:18 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 14, 2007, 06:39:10 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 14, 2007, 06:33:15 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 14, 2007, 06:08:53 PM

Heck a lot of PS2 games I have look better than 360 games - so does that mean the PS2 is more powerful? 

Care to name them? 
[...]

Well, anything puts sneakking to shame.
14972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox 360 model confirmed by Paul Thurott on: January 16, 2007, 02:43:52 PM

Quote from: Hetz on January 14, 2007, 03:51:05 AM

So, you are fine with having to 'upgrade' your console now every other year? I ask that as a serious question.

They should have had HDMI in the original model. I don't really care about the rest of the stuff...but HDMI is big. So, now if I want that, I have to buy another $300 console and upgrade?? This could get way out of hand, very quickly. I don't like where MS is going with this.


HDMI was tiny in 2005. (it still is, compared to component) Would I have paid an extra 50bux for it? No.

'upgrade your console' is just like 'upgrade your handheld'. GB,GB Color,GBA, GBA SP, GBA Mini, DS, DS Lite. PS1, PSOne, PS2, PSTwo ...*cough* I can't wait for Wii SP Lite Color, or the PSThree.  disgust

MS wasn't the first out of the gate with the redesigns on consoles and, in my humble opinion, isn't doing anything deplorable by ensuring their next version has value-added features.

Nintendo dropped component out on the GameCube, PS2 vs PSTwo dropped HDD support. At least they're _adding_ to the next gen hardware platform (and not just doing it for cost-cutting). If the features don't motivate you then stick with what you have; if they are a must-have I'm sure you can find a buyer for your 360gen1 ... hell, the warranty may still be available for it by the time the next gen is out.

If they drop the prices for Gen1 platinum, drop 360base, and offer the new one at standard retail (maybe even include the HDDVD in the console) I swear to you this time next year the 360base platform will be a forgotten "launch" mistake much like the oft-touted xbox1 original controller.

Quote from: Bruce Lee on rigid form
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.

forgot the GBA Mini
14973  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: On MLK's day, some thoughts about the dream on: January 16, 2007, 02:19:38 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 16, 2007, 02:14:43 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 16, 2007, 06:26:34 AM

Personally, I like it.  It's kind of a "welcome, n00bcakes.  Now kindly get the makin love out" kind of message.

Now that you mention it, it is kinda like the old west.  KD just roughed someone up and as they're crawling out of town on bloodied stumps with swollen eyes and their teeth leaving a trail behind them, he spits and says 'Welcome to GamingTrend.'

That's hot!  thumbsup

Or like Will Smith when he punches the alien in the head and yells 'Welcome to earf!'

Maybe not that one so much..

Thank you for challenging us with your unique perspective. Tongue
14974  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Ignore Feature Decision Inside on: January 15, 2007, 06:34:57 AM
 thumbsup

I would put forth that the derailment should be "unwanted derailment" (to be determined by the thread creator and/or mods).

smile
14975  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Carmack isn't AGAINST Vista, as the front page puts it on: January 14, 2007, 04:53:42 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 13, 2007, 04:10:27 AM

His next game is probably about four years away, so there isn't a rush for him (or id Software) to jump on in to Vista.

Yeah... apparently the "black" shader has no problems running on DX9 hardware.
14976  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Minor complaint: Smilies on: January 14, 2007, 04:40:26 AM
and slywink for wink.

Actually, it broke when we went over to SMF ... all the ones that would have been "normal" are named :icon_whatever:
14977  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The GT Pet Thread (56k) on: January 12, 2007, 03:49:48 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 12, 2007, 02:51:03 PM

Have a dog.  Took him for a walk last night.  He rears up something in his mouth. I shake the leash as it's typically something bad.  It was.  He was eating another animal's crap.  Damn dirty ape.



I have no idea why you take him for walks in the bathroom, but you should have flushed.  icon_twisted
14978  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT HT/Gaming Setups on: January 12, 2007, 03:41:38 PM
Austin, I love the ladder setup; that new euro-seating is freakin' awesome.  icon_wink

My divorce had knee-capped my gaming/HT rig.

Right now I have a 30" sony HDTV, a Wii, a 360, a HD PVR with Shaw and a Pioneer VSX1015X (IIRC) and Harman-Kardon HKTS-14 with an extra pair for the rear (7.1 setup).

All of it is running off a Monster Power 5100 MkII 4 stage power cleaner.

I'll post a pic of it; right now the set is a "make do" ... it was the small set before the breakup.
14979  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Where is my Wii code? on: January 12, 2007, 03:09:29 PM
I've sent out tons of invites, and not one response yet.

I've had 2 Mii's commit suicide due to another one learning to yodel, and one Mii has taken to stripping down and masturbating furiously to foldout pics of Miyomoto.

For GODS SAKE... I need to let them out!!

SOMEONE, ANYONE, Let my Mii-ples go...
14980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Calling it Quits on a Game: What's Your Threshold? on: January 12, 2007, 01:57:35 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 11, 2007, 07:38:02 PM

Quote
I'm on the fence right now as to whether to just give up and trade in both Jade Empire and Gladius since neither grabbed me and they're just sitting there taunting me while taking up space on my shelf.

Jade Empire sux. Don't bother. Put it under the tire of your car and crush it.  Gladius, on the other hand, is brilliant.  I finished that game after an all too short 55 hrs.  Man that was fun.  Meant to go back and play the other path but never did and sold it.  icon_frown

Whoa, hold on there son. You recommend destroying Jade Empire, and yet you can in good conscience sell Sea Dogs 2 Pirates (Xbox) on eBay?

That's going too far, ATB. Too far indeed. At least you could FINISH Jade Empire.  icon_twisted
14981  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You know you're a redneck if........ on: January 11, 2007, 04:26:00 PM
27 made me laugh out loud.  icon_biggrin
14982  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Choose my last name on: January 11, 2007, 04:22:10 PM
Dribblesalot

Or Louis Cypher (Lucifer)
14983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My wife's fist very own "real" game... on: January 11, 2007, 03:10:44 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 11, 2007, 02:15:59 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on January 10, 2007, 09:19:34 PM



That is some setup Pedro Roca.  You mean to tell me with a screen THAT big you still couldn't hit anything in GoW last friday?

Either I'm having a seizure, someones burning toast, or ATB just burned ForceBane.  icon_wink
14984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii - Classic Controller question on: January 11, 2007, 02:31:51 PM

Quote from: Destructor on January 11, 2007, 02:24:32 PM

I love the VC controller, and I wish you could play Gamecube games on it (FAR superior analog sticks, IMHO - always hated that second 'nub' of an analog stick). Hell - I wish I could somehow use it as a PC controller.

+1 (x42^60)
14985  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Scoreboard format test. on: January 11, 2007, 02:00:43 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 10, 2007, 09:47:21 PM

I dont want to be gray Purge............make it work!! biggrin

then get to 10k ... that's when white kicks in. biggrin here's the breakdown :

0 - green
500 - pink
1000 - yellow
2000 - violet
3000 - teal
4000 - purple
5000 - blue
6000 - red
7500 - black
10000 - white
12500 - orange
15000+ - gold

14986  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Scoreboard format test. on: January 10, 2007, 09:16:51 PM
Spoiler for By GT Forum Name:
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14987  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Scoreboard format test. on: January 10, 2007, 09:05:56 PM
It seems like today I can upload.

Spoiler for By Gamerscore:
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Starshifter5545
Hank Raptor5468
Jancelot5379
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Purge5088
Jament4970
Soulchilde4958
The Grue4812
papasmurff4704
Depward4678
fyedaddy4526
Gellar4433
Mikagami4352
Loomi4170
Sclick4142
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Altair273685
Jallowe14533663
USMC Kato3518
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Happydog2467
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Windows982278
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Booner2235
scubabbl2223
Chaz2200
Hepcat2051
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Nth Power1840
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Tebunker1700
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DarkEl1669
warning1630
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Simon1595
KePoW1575
tripwire1540
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Lockdown1225
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Hrothgar1030
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Mookee360
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Atragon225
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14988  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Scoreboard format test. on: January 10, 2007, 08:32:56 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
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14989  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers - The First Trailer on: January 10, 2007, 08:29:54 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 10, 2007, 07:45:21 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 10, 2007, 07:38:46 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 10, 2007, 07:27:57 PM

Ok. Whether this movie sucks or not remains to be seen. What we should all do though is rendevous to see it together. I nominate Raligh NC as the city where this gathering should take place. Who is with me?

I'm not travelling that far for a Michael Bay flick.

Sorry.  :icon_sad:

Even if there's robot cosplay involved?

Either we have too geeky for words,

or

Robot sex ...


I am reminded of the PA comic where Tycho has sex with Samus Aran (and she doesn't take off her suit...EVER).  :icon_eek:
14990  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Scoreboard format test. on: January 10, 2007, 07:45:36 PM
yeah

depending on the day it can be horrendously slow.. hell, even the site won't accept the code (won't save the message... it times out). And I'm below the character limit for the field.

that's just 5. I have something like 100 tags right now.

I have them all color coded based on their score and eberyting. (and sorted from highest to lowest).

It would look awesome if it would load.

I really wish Xbox.com or MCG.net would offer a scoreboard image that allowed 200 entries to be preloaded and pulled in a simple table. You know, for the community. Maybe I'll go suggest it in their forums.

:: sigh ::
14991  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers - The First Trailer on: January 10, 2007, 07:38:46 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 10, 2007, 07:27:57 PM

Ok. Whether this movie sucks or not remains to be seen. What we should all do though is rendevous to see it together. I nominate Raligh NC as the city where this gathering should take place. Who is with me?

I'm not travelling that far for a Michael Bay flick.

Sorry.  :icon_sad:
14992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers - The First Trailer on: January 10, 2007, 06:17:14 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 10, 2007, 05:51:59 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 10, 2007, 03:10:27 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 09, 2007, 11:44:50 PM

But that still shows my point: what the trailer reveals is the exact opposite of "Robots in Disguise".

It's more like "Robots coming to kick your ass, and they aren't in disguise, because they don't give two turds if you know they are robots or not".

Exactly. 

And I really hope they don't go with Hugo Weaving.  He has such an annoyingly limited acting range. 

Agreed overall, but he was spectacular in Vendetta.  Spectacular.

+1

Oh, the premise for the G1 was that Autobots gave up on Cybertron, and were looking for a new home/energy to win the age-old battle that ravaged Cybertron. The decepticons followed them and and attacked them; they both crashlanded mid-fight in the autobot ship on prehistoric earth and were all deactivated.

Modern day : an earthquake woke the Teletraan 1, and it scanned and updated the decepticons first (mostly military targets). The decepticons, seeing the Autobots were all offline left them for dead. Starscream decided to blast the opening sealing them in their mountain tomb, but that jarring set Teletraan 1 on rebuilding the autobots.

Once they were up and working, the Autobots good nature endeared the humans to them and they sought to harvest energy fairly, and thwart the war-mongering Decepticons from their intent to ravage Earth and then return to Cybertron.

So, they were technically all here before we were. They weren't an invading force. Tongue
14993  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is there an Ignore feature in the works? on: January 10, 2007, 05:52:11 PM
I just think the encouragement of such behaviour is counter-productive.

As a wise person once said, I'm getting too involved in this and I should just sit back and be hilarious. Apparently people will love me and conflicts will resolve themselves.  icon_wink

re: broken record ... +1 for me too. icon_smile
14994  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An ATB Retrospective on: January 10, 2007, 05:21:52 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 10, 2007, 04:01:01 PM

Quote from: Calvin on January 10, 2007, 05:43:51 AM

Dude, absolutely hugs (god we are gay).

meant in totally hetero way please get your tongue out of my ear  icon_twisted
See? SEE? Thi is what I was talking about in the "ignore" thread.

Kick in the nads indeed... you stay the FARK AWAY from my nads.  disgust
14995  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Into the Breech! on: January 10, 2007, 04:53:18 PM
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Great news! Keep us posted.
14996  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is there an Ignore feature in the works? on: January 10, 2007, 04:34:17 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 10, 2007, 04:09:16 PM

* CeeKay kicks Purge in the nads.
* Purge uses the 8000 miles distance to dodge such a poorly executed kick.

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14997  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 11/06) on: January 10, 2007, 03:59:36 PM

Quote from: Laner on December 28, 2006, 04:46:17 PM

+1 to Purge for Amped

+1 to Purge for quick payment for mem stick (a separate transaction)

+1 to Laner for mem stick.
14998  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is there an Ignore feature in the works? on: January 10, 2007, 03:43:47 PM
[didn't mean to double-post; I thought KD's post was the last one as I didn't see the page 5...  :icon_eek:]

Speaking to Naedneks summary: personally, I think the problem was is that there was no arena for the CageMatch, and it derailed dozens of threads. If there was anything in moderating that needed to be done was to enforce the "stay on topic" rather than getting sucked into he said/she said crap.

Every thread that MENTIONED PS3 or 360 or Wii with any reference to comparison went down that slippery slope. If there was a cagematch thread, then people (or even mods) could have just grabbed that post and shunted it to the CM thread or told people to move it there and get the rest of the world on topic and people wouldn't have gotten so sick and tired of that particular point of interest permeating every goddamned console gaming thread thoughout the holiday season.

as to Corrupts comment "Life is just too damn short to worry about what someone 8,000 miles away whom you haven't even met thinks of you." ... I care about what my friends think. I have friends here; I spend time with them. Their location is irrelevant. I don't care what a lurker thinks of me, or what someone who has ignore on me thinks because they've made themselves inaccessible to me and my reality. If someone has a problem with me I'd hope they could respect me as a reasonable thinking adult to at least PM me and work things out. I had an issue with ROTC about a month ago where a miscommunication/misunderstanding caused some pretty big waves of discontent. We talked it out through PMs and made each other realize where we were coming from and it's all hunky-dory now.

There is a thinking person behind every icon you see on the left side of the screen; I think me dismissing them as less important here than me breeds the "it's-the-fucking-internet-I-can-be-an-ass-what-can-you-do-about-it" mentality which is NOT encouraged by the GT forum community. If it were, I'd be gone in a heartbeat.
14999  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is there an Ignore feature in the works? on: January 10, 2007, 03:29:29 PM
I'm telling you, losing LE was a mistake. He was el-negativo; his electrons forced us to bring forth the protons. Of this I'm positive.  icon_wink

What longtime members have left? I don't know how any of these attitudes could be altered Ron, people make their own beds. PS3/360 bitchfights would have happened regardless of any ignore feature, so going into it with the idea that this would have helped moderation is flawed.

If people want the option to do this, then do it. The people who DO use it aren't really getting the GT experience, and in doing so it creates gaps. Do I think my opinion should sway your decision in running your site, or planning it's future? No. Do I want you to be drinking pepto-dismal ( icon_wink) because of my position (clearly in the NAY camp)? No.

I've posted this publicly, because I'm not afraid of sharing with the GT community what I think.

PMs, IMHO, are for completing trade transactions or private followups; any use of it to stab at others via the site admins is cop-out. You're not a relationship manager, you're not a counsellor, and you're certainly no bartender (Damnit I said BEER, not this American swill  icon_biggrin). It's not your job to worry about whether Calvin is sleeping with CeeKay again (!!) or whether ATB will give in to my constant harassment for him to buy RS:V (although a little pressure would be nice).

This shit should be fun. If some 1000+ poster is so intolerant to others in the community that they can't BEAR to see what someone else has to write, then they should be able to scroll past it, or skim it and ignore it if it's useless. If they have an ignore feature does it make it better? It certainly doesn't do anything to help the community (especially one which uses thread-based posting to communicate).

I don't like it, I won't use it, and I think anyone who does use it might need to evaluate why they can't just avoid people without needing to have a website maintain their dislike for another person on the net. This place is like a guild in a game; people you like and others you practice tolerance for. Building a "dislike" into the forum structure seems somehow wrong. Having the posted stats as to how much dislike you've accrued is even MORE wrong.

That said, I'm not leaving if you decide to leave it in. This, for me, is my primary forum. It's a group of friends whose borders are beyond just GT, it spills into Wiis, and PS3on-line and 360. These are people who also play together and are the primary contributers to the forum. If that cohesion wasn't there, this forum would look like the comments found at the bottom of the ebgames.com site, or IGN. I really don't want to lose that, and that just might be why some people are a little more rabid on this topic.

My 2 cents.
15000  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Choose my last name on: January 10, 2007, 02:59:42 PM
Loblaw, especially if your first name is Bob.

NOT Hill if your first name is Hank.

How about Znidarcic ? (Pronounced ZNid-ar-cheech). Croatian, IIRC.

If you go with Roman, go with "Roman". not Romane though, people will keep singing that damned jingle.

or Money. Money is awesome.
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