Mar 19th 2009 10:14PM @Graill: "kill because you can, gank because you can, ruin gameplay for others because you can, be an asshole because you can. The lone wolf badasses do not exist in this game, only clicks of rabid flies running around and doing what they want when they want, not because they need to."
This freedom appeals to people. MMOs focus on freedom after all. They're virtual worlds. Obviously you don't like the idea of PvP. What you described happens on WoW's pvp servers too. Your argument is flawed and obviously totally biased. Take the emotion out of your argument and apply your thoughts to other games.
"The devs touted consequence as a stop gap to prevent "Lord of the flies" type play but that is what the game is degenerating down to at this time and alot of folks dont like it, the consequence is easily circumvented. Pass."
You pass on playing the game, yet you talk with an aire of understanding of how the game works. Killing DOES have negative consequences. If you kill your own faction, you have to kill three of the enemy to gain your alignment back. Being of a negative alignment means you have no access to main towns and you're at a massive disadvantage. There's more too.
I also like how you talk about how the game has degenerated down. It's been out for less than a month, so it's not possible for it to have "degenerated" that much even if your arguments were true. On top of that, you're passing on the game. You have NOTHING other than forums and sites like this to base your opinion on. If I can say one thing against DF it's that their forums are filled with the most trolls I've ever seen in a single place. Thankfully, they don't represent the people you'll find in game and tend to talk out their ass. In short, they're not to be believed.
@Slacker: "Oh and if you see another group even close to your size, just run away. Don't worry 9 times out of 10 they will be running away too."
Where the hell do you get that from? Maybe if your guild hasn't realized they need to bank multiple sets of gear (which are easily attainable) in case they die. Death is part of the game and the people who have followed the game know that. Some may run, it's true. Those people are either strategizing for something in the future or will wind up quitting/disbanding their clan because they can't compete. Natural selection.
1) Exploits are a problem and are addressed relatively quick. It's a good thing no other MMO has had players use exploits in the first three weeks it was out. Oh wait...
2) Aimbots wouldn't work well on this game. Those who would use them would lose. Repeatedly.
3) Nice reasoning. Played WoW recently?
4) *ZING* Ouch! You got me buddy! FPS MMO? Fantasy?!?! OMFG! They haxxored Oblivion! Shenanigans!
Why is it the majority of people who hate this game feel so even though they've never tried it? Maybe it's because you can't get a copy to see for yourself and you're believing all of the crap you read. The article is right. You people need to take a chill pill and quit getting so hyped up about games that aren't for you. You know what's good though? The developers aren't worried about making a game that appeals to everyone. They're worried about making *their* game for *their* audience. They don't want WoW or LotRO or EQ2 and so they won't dumb down the difficulty level on their content to match it.
For the record, DFO has a lot of issues. It's a lot more grindy than any other game I've played in recent years (MMOs anyways). You have to change the way you approach it in order to accept it.
But why get so fucking offended? I've played WoW, LotRO, EQ2, Vanguard, etc, etc, to and not once did I get so frothy over the release of a game that didn't appeal to me. If it's not for you, why the hell do you care?
Jan 29th 2009 6:46PM @Dez: The fact that you wrote something so in depth in defense over this student defining WoW as a religion really just makes you look pathetic. Anyone with half a clue about reality understands that WoW is far from the common conception of "religion". Like above commenters have stated, if religion is to be defined in such a shallow manner, than many other things would be too.
When someone claims something to be a religion, there's the assumption that there's either a higher power or a purpose behind worship. WoW provides neither, other than worship of a) non-cognizant game code; or b) developers. In either circumstance, to defend categorizing WoW next to the other major world religions just shows that you're devotion to gaming has breached a little too far into what should be your perception of reality.
Jan 29th 2009 6:38PM This just in, a fourth grade student declares WoW more important than homework! Breaking news!
Dec 24th 2008 11:48PM I would suggest using the number pad for skill activation along with a bar mod like Dominoes. Dominoes allows you to bind multiple keys to skills. I'll usually bind one bar to 1 through = on the main number line and 1 through / on the number pad. You can do the same thing with modifiers for your different action bars. Likewise, you can bind letter/symbol keys to suit your style. There's really a lot of combinations.
This allows you the freedom to choose what's most fitting at any given time. Questing? Mouse-turn isn't as needed, so let the mouse be and keep your hands on the keyboard until you need it. PvP? Use a combination of normal keyboard (non-numpad) and mouse to tear it up.
I may be more inclined to this method since I used the number pad a lot when playing MUDs back in the day. Give it a shot though, it's really very functional. If nothing else, you just opened up a lot of new bind options.
Nov 13th 2008 7:24PM Entered!
Nov 12th 2008 12:04AM Let's just hope they actually return everything.
And wonderous server restart. I was on for less than five minutes and azeroth crashed.
Nov 11th 2008 7:35PM Looks cool, I'm in for the drawing!
Nov 9th 2008 7:05AM I'd love this! Thanks!
Aug 31st 2008 6:53PM Moo, can you ***please*** post some more from this guy? He deserves more kudos for his outstanding work.
Aug 31st 2008 6:52PM I've never been very much into machinima but this guy is incredibly good. If you want some majorly epic, movie quality, videos check out some of his Tales of the Past series. Tales of the Past 3 is an hour and half long and so incredibly well written and edited it's definitely worth the time.
Seriously, I doubt that there's very many people out there that could claim that this guy is much short of being about the best in the world for story-based epic machinima.
Again, this coming from someone who usually hates it. I thought I'd check out TotP3 for a couple minutes and got so sucked in I watched the whole thing.
Check it out at the stream here:
Bravo. That's all I can say. Anyone else seen this?