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EA still in running for The Consumerist's Worst Company in America {Joystiq}

Mar 28th 2012 3:04PM yeah.. EA's up against Comcast next... that'll be a close one. Comcast has truly sucked the chrome off a trailer hitch for decades... for them mediocrity is a source of pride.

Captain's Log: Interview with Cryptic's Al Rivera, part one {Massively}

Mar 27th 2012 12:14PM @Jergis they still haven't fleshed out the Klingon experience? I was in STO at launch and played for a bit but had to cut back on my sub games and STO didn't make the "keep it" list. I literally re-installed the game last night and was hoping to see what they had improved, I figured the Klingon side surely would have as full an experience as the federations side by now so that makes me a bit sad that they've relegated them to a space age "monster play" page from LOTRO instead of really finishing them out.

ahh well, it's F2P now and I'm sure I'll dip into STO a bit here and there, always enjoyed the space ship combat. (I like Champs too)

An outsider's look inside Guild Wars 2 {Massively}

Mar 26th 2012 10:58AM When I played the GuildWars beta ages ago, I absolutely fell in love with the lobby system and instanced world... so when I heard GW2 wouldn't have those things I was worried that it would be yet another "annoy fest" you see in other mmo games rife with kill stealing, waiting on this or that to spawn, and LFG hell on earth...

I'm *soooooo* happy that's working out to not be the case though!! GW is my favorite mmo I've played (I've played a lot) and it's sounding like GW2 is going to be the only game to dethrone it from that position.

Massively's hands-on with Star Wars: The Old Republic Update 1.2 {Massively}

Mar 13th 2012 5:22PM sounds interesting. Looking forward to it, particularly the UI changes...

Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase details announced {Massively}

Mar 13th 2012 11:46AM I'll take two collectors editions please... been waiting for this one!

Flameseeker Chronicles: How do trinities work? {Massively}

Mar 6th 2012 3:49PM @Synthetic


So you don't ever play with strangers?"

well as I said.. "cold day in hell" which is to say it is *EXCEEDINGLY RARE* that I group with people I don't know. I never said "never", however, the likelyhood is very...very.... very... VERY... LOW.

Let's put this into perspective... the last time I played in a PUG was when I was trying out Vindictus about..... two or so years ago, give or take. Prior to that was...umm... it's been a while let me think. A few times in WoW (no that's not an exaggeration) back during "Vanilla", but I had an established guild of friends so like I said.. PUG's are just not something I tend to do. I've *NEVER* PUG'ed in GuildWars, not even once and played it for about 4 years (and still do)... but with heroes I didn't need to... anyway, this pretty well establishes the rarity, moving on...

The reason for that was my time in FFXI... there were some good... but most of my FFXI grouping experiences (mostly entirely PUGS) can be described as either "ok" or flat out horrid... It was my time as a White Mage that killed it. Nobody died on my watch.. (save the goblin trains or *really* bad pulls that you couldn't do jack about) though I will admit *I* spent as much time dead than alive on *more* than one occasion, but my luck with meeting people in MMO's *HAS* to be simply sub-par, some of them were great players but dear god I'd have sooner crossed a street in Italy during rush hour than talk to them.

I played FFXI for about a year... at the end, and like a lot of WHM, my last job was BST / WHM. After that I picked up EQ2 and it would be six *months* before I would roll a class that could heal at all ( love healing really, but the slavish reliance on others to tie my shoes they slap on healing classes is a deal breaker EQ2 wasn't like that but it took me that long to convince myself of this and roll an Inquisitor ), but the stigma of FFXI PUGS holds because I noticed that... back then.. and even now... my chances of joining a PUG are *SUPER* low and drop even lower if I'm playing a class that can heal.

So now I'm tooling around in TOR until GW2 shows up... and I have 3, yes 3 healers and I'm accidentally leveling a tank, by that I mean I really don't enjoy tanking but want to see the sith warrior storyline. I didn't much care for Maurader (can't say why) so I re-rolled Jugg... loving it but ironically I prefer the defensive tree's options above all others, but I dislike being in the tanking role for other people. Done zero PUGS cause I have IRL friends who play.

Is this fair to random strangers to judge a current situation on past "experiences".... no, but then again life has never really been about fair. But then again there are other people on the server to ask so me declining isn't all that deep.

Flameseeker Chronicles: How do trinities work? {Massively}

Mar 6th 2012 12:14PM You're nicer than I am... the instant someone says "you should run this spec and play this way" I'm on the leave group button, course it's also a cold day in hell that I PUG in any MMO and GW2 isn't going to change that.

The Daily Grind: How many MMO betas are installed on your machine? {Massively}

Mar 6th 2012 8:12AM sadly at this moment, none...

but I've never been in more than one beta at a given moment or so in time, a *better* question would be:: "Which beta do you wish was installed on your computer right now?"

GuildWars2!!!! LOL

The Daily Grind: Are you an MMO hoarder? {Massively}

Mar 5th 2012 8:32AM I'm not.. but a friend of mine is. In GuildWars he horded random anythings for *YEARS*... He has 32 alts, the max you can have on one account.. and about 80% of them are storage of some kind. Most of his alliance members laughed at him...

.... until the Traveler was put in the game.