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Stardock CEO calls Elemental launch 'disastrous,' promises to do better {Joystiq}

Sep 3rd 2010 1:27PM @DarkeSword
Unfortunately he gave similar excuses back when Demigod launched and the multiplayer code was a disaster. I am more willing to forgive someone who repeats mistakes but owns up to them each time than I am to forgive someone who denies repeated mistakes. Neither is preferable though. Hopefully for their next venture they can combine good coding with good management techniques. I'd hate to see Stardock go anywhere because if nothing else they employ people who have very few options in the field in their geographic location.

Breakfast Topic: We heard you like gaming so we put a game in your game so you can game while you game {WoW}

Jul 28th 2010 1:18PM "The dota guy" is a few people that have their own product now, League of Legends. It's not bad, but easier than DotA was. The AI at the moment is abysmal too, they hardly use their abilities.

Breakfast Topic: We heard you like gaming so we put a game in your game so you can game while you game {WoW}

Jul 28th 2010 1:14PM Are you implying that Apogee was the first to make a top down shooter? Or the last? Because they were neither.

The Queue: Airwolf {WoW}

Jul 23rd 2010 1:02PM I would doubt this, since they can't even reliably make the game work on 64-bit versions of Windows. I'm curious how a persistent and graphically intensive overhaul of the world will do in light of the 64-bit crashes, but I haven't heard any complaints from the beta, so maybe they fixed it.

The Daily Blues {WoW}

Jul 22nd 2010 1:22PM During the beta there was an issue that a not-insignificant amount of people experienced, where the Internet would be completely disabled on a computer (both in and out of game). It was anecodotally almost wholly limited to Realtek or Marvell Yukon onboard NIC's (unsurprising since they basically encompass all OEM NIC parts). Blizzard was aware of the issue and had a sticky post requesting information. I was in Phase 2 of the beta and never saw a single game because of this issue. Blizzard never responded to their own Sticky post and it's now deleted due to the forum update (or at least the new Battle.net has replaced the old and I don't know how to get to the old forums, and the sticky on the new Battle.net is gone). I was excited to buy Starcraft 2 when it came out, even more excited to get in on the beta, and now I wont be purchasing the game for some time because my enthusiasm was completely soured by a show stopping bug that Blizzard wasn't interacting with the BETA TESTERS about. Once some time passes and confirmation pours in that the issue was resolved i'll probably get SC2, but no sooner. Just wanted to throw that out there because I haven't seen much coverage of the issue, and it might or might not still be an issue at launch (Blizz didn't seem to be adept at actually fixing it).

Cataclysm Beta: New 31-point talent trees, spec bonuses and more {WoW}

Jul 14th 2010 4:52PM The way I see it, they are required to gut it. If the talent structure (and my understanding of it) holds, then you get the Felguard at level 10. Considering that he packs more utility than any summon other than the Felhound (and possibly the succubus CC) there's not much reason to spend points investing into talents that improve the other summons. In the current build you have to spend points in those to get where you really want. Getting the Felguard at level 10 completely destabilizes the Demonology build, which is likely why the Warlock trees are as far from completion as any other talent set.

Official forum changes, real life names to be displayed {WoW}

Jul 6th 2010 12:41PM Er, racism? Aren't you a tad bit racist for assuming you can tell a person's race just from their real name?

Patch 3.3.5's Out of Storage error {WoW}

Jun 25th 2010 2:40PM Almost correct.

If the user gets hacked, user's fault. If the game client is broken, user's problem, Blizzard's fault.

Kinect: The company behind the tech explains how it works {Joystiq}

Jun 19th 2010 8:55PM @floating coffins
My intuition is that the difficulty in sitting down while using Kinect depends on how the device itself is used. I'm guessing you can use the IR 3D ranging, the optical camera, or both in a given software implementation. If you're sitting down your knees and legs will be at a different Z plane than your torso and arms, and the body proportions will be all wrong because the upper leg is perpendicular to the IR camera and thus obscured from it (although it could be construed from the Z difference between knees and torso). This wouldn't be an issue if using just the optical camera since it doesn't really depend on Z-depth.

But this is just my guess from similar technology presentations I've seen.

Breakfast Topic: Cataclysmic information {WoW}

Jun 15th 2010 12:25PM That would be, among numerous speculations on various websites and comments here on wow.com, the quest in Dragonblight in which you assist Chromie in attempting to reveal the leader of the Infinite Dragonflight that is attacking the Bronze Shrine, but "instead" Nozdormu appears. Chromie thinks that's a bit odd!