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Bug-hunting game set to creep out Japanese DS gamers {Joystiq}

May 28th 2007 5:41PM Dude, bugs rock.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. dev plans several follow-up titles {Joystiq}

May 17th 2007 1:05AM Great. Newer, more deleterious bugs.

JK. I loved S.T.A.L.K.E.R., but the dogs in the red forest that would crash the game if you shot them made me quit. I figured, "you can't finish your game, I can't finish it either." Too bad, it was a great game.

Forum Post of the Day: Your "I never want to do this again" quest {WoW}

Apr 24th 2007 12:55AM @52
Yes, that rogue quests in Aszhara was fucking terrible. My GF was playing her rogue, and I said, "hey, how bout turning off WoW and maybe we fuck or something?" (I said it more romantically) and she said, "sure, lemme just finish this quest, getting pages from slimes..."

4 fucking hours later

She's too tired and angry for sex.

Fuck.

WoW Moviewatch: Crisis at the Portal {WoW}

Apr 24th 2007 12:15AM This is so much funnier than the Oxhorn stuff you were spamming.

Isn't that right, Mr. Stickyfingers?
>nod

Forum Post of the Day: Levels 1 - 58 need reviewing {WoW}

Apr 20th 2007 3:26AM Damnit. Wowinsider severed my post like a pig penis mid sentence. Time for a do-over.

So, I can never get a group for Blackfathom Deeps. Make it easier, so I can get the XP and the gear, so I can enjoy the game more. It won't unbalance the game any, because by the time we get to the balanced endgame, what happened at low-level will stay at lowlevel, and have little to no impact on the endgame.

I don't really play the game much, but I love the culture and keeping up with it. I put .5 hours into this, and I think that's more though than Blizzard's given Azeroth since work started on the BC.

Agree, disagree?

Forum Post of the Day: Levels 1 - 58 need reviewing {WoW}

Apr 20th 2007 3:15AM You folks don't dream big enough. That crazy flying mission in Outland? I never have had the chance to do it because I have a life, a kid, a GF, college, and generally hate the game past level 30. The reason for that hatred of the game past a certain point is the sheer monotony of it all. Stop making endless instances for the end-gamers and focus on making Azeroth interesting. And I'm not talking more KILL X DONKEYS AND GET THIS INFERIOR THUMBTACK (BoP), I'm talking some great alteration to the game, which would make the hateful grind more interesting.

There's a bunch of islands, make those interesting.

There are tons of neat ideas for races (naga plz?)

Different places to have combat (pirate battles with ogre juggernauts and elven speedboats, battlefields with hundreds of AI intermingled with the players)

Interesting looking gear (why must I spend months of my life to get spiffy gear)

A section of outland that is low level (impossible? maybe, but I was always wondering why even the mites living on the pigs in outland are level 58+, there's got to be some little lowbies running around somewhere)

New classes for chrissake . Seriously. The assasin and druid made the diablo II expansion great, not different races for the existing classes. Use those big brains that come up with endless instances to come up with a class, and watch the QQing ensue.

New scenery and doodads, like the Master's Glaive in Darkshore (I love those little touches, it makes the miserable gameplay neccesary to find them worthwhile) perhaps alterations to the landscape in already existing territories (winter in Telldrasil, the dam breaks at loch modan, flooding the wetlands) maybe have some political maneuvering change the social landscape, such as a new king in Stormwind or there's a coup in Undercity.

Add more fucking mobs so I don't have to kill differently colored pigs for 40 levels. They're really low polycounts, people, make more of them.

Add the ability to get neat powers/afflictions, like vampirism and lycanthropy (available at lowlevels) to give your character some personality.

Add more faces and hair types so I don't have to choose between the few things available.

The Barrens. I am never running through those things, killing pigs and raptors ever again. I hate alliance, but I hate the Barrens more, so no Horde characters for me. The Barrens should not be the only real option for horde. Those pirate islands look great for it. I hate watching the interesting places get snapped up by the end-gamers, divvy the world up evenly, or the game will start dying.

Make really complicated, proc-filled items that are easily obtainable by the lowbie crowd. They don't have to be overpowered or anything, just a random green with a NEAT, not UBER, proc, would add spice to the Microsoft Excel drabness that is low-level gear.

Revamp the graphics (optionally, like they were in the Shadows of Luclin expansion for Everquest) because it'd be nice to have an update (keeping the same low poly-count aesthetic that makes the game charming)

Switch a zone. Have the Horde overrun westfall, but the alliance gains Silverpine (these are terrible examples, I'm sure, but seriously, that sounds doable. just make new quests in the zones, change the towns, or have the same towns we're used to get taken over by the other faction, like the horde shabbying up a nice alliance town, or the alliance desperately tidying up an orc encampment)

Speed up levelling. The less time spent in Azeroth, the better. Just make it take less time to get to 58, then it slows down, or goes to the normal rate. We will keep playing Blizzard, one thing that makes the game infuriating is the creeping realization that you're watching a kettle boil, and you are being forced to watch, which makes it take forever.

Speed up transportation in the world. I used to use that auto-unstuck exploit to get around the world faster and avoid playing World of Joggingcraft, but now that they nerfed that, the world is so miserably large and the lack of mounts before level 40 renders the game unplayable. But that's just me, so don't go freaking out. I just REALLY hate wasting time in transit.

The holidays are a lovely touch. I would love to see the zones get seasons, but aside from that, the holidays are cool.

Raise drop rates. Seriously, just make the fucking pig testicles drop more often than 1% of the time, and I need 50 of them, or whatever. Why are you keeping me from the endgame? Afraid I'll blast through it too quick and start enjoying myself? It's asinine and should be in the next patch. Think about it, what's one of the things you dread most when making that new alt? It's probably killing thousands of pigs to get one toenail. Raise the drop rates from 1-58, the game won't collapse.

Take a dead instance and do something different with it. Gnomeregan? Who runs that anymore? Have the Super-AIDS gnomes finally lose and give the midgets their city back, and replace it with a fresh new instance! We've been saving the world for a long time, have some of those things actually mean something.

Give the dranei and blood elves more of an effect on the world. Have Dranei encampments, then villages, then towns, show up in random zones. New NPC's, new quests, pleasant surprise when you see it for the first time instead of the same old pigs needing their penises severed.

Add voice acting for NPC's, so I might actually care about the king's desperate need for severed pig penises. Maybe add a cinematic or two. For a really epic quest (even a lowbie one) have one of those trademark Blizzard Made-of-solid-win cinematics for one quest per side.

Because less people are doing lowbie instances (LFG Blackfathom Deeps...>silence

2.1 PTR patch notes [updated] {WoW}

Apr 13th 2007 2:21AM Well, I'll just be dreaming of World of Starcraft. I have some really interesting ideas for how classes would work and such.

WoW Moviewatch: Drunken Kodo Riding {WoW}

Apr 12th 2007 10:13PM These are not funny. Mumbling fast-talking nerds are not funny.

WoW Moviewatch: Inventing Swear Words 2 [Updated] {WoW}

Apr 11th 2007 2:22AM This is not funny. God damnit. Normally I just move on, but this is getting so much praise, none of it deserved in any way. The dialogue is too fast without having any snap, and the whole thing is just embarassingly lame to watch.