Apr 2nd 2010 8:53AM Great episode. John Noble is superb, and is the true star of this drama. Loved the nod to two great pillars of science fiction: Back to the Future and Battlestar Galactica / Caprica through Eric Stoltz, the star of alternate reality's version of Back to the Future.
Mar 23rd 2010 6:48AM Actually I love this twist in the Dana storyline. Don't forget she was on her way to put a bullet in the ex boyfriend's head and his buddy, but Cole intervened and did it for her. The fact that she managed to infiltrate CTU is testiment to the fact that despite all the upgraded technology, without Jack Bauer, Chloe, and Chloe's husband who was demoted and denied security clearance, CTU simply isn't as effective as it once was. If there is a 9th season of 24, I'd like to see Jack become a bit more like James Bond, working undercover in Europe, South America, Asia etc as well as in the US.
Overall, really glad to see that there's more substance to Katee Sackhoff's character. And it would be a mistake to end 24. Shows like 24, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica etc of really high callibre, don't come along every day.
Mar 20th 2010 4:04AM I love Caprica, in particular the V-World and within it New Cap City with its Matrix meets Grand Theft Auto meets Blade Runner aesthetic. Absolutely amazing. Exploring the v-world, the precursor to cylon projection, offers us the potential to explore cylon psychology, and in turn, to reflect on our own psychology. It'll be interesting to see if / how the V-world fits in with the development of the mass produced cylons, and how the freedom within the v-world contrasts with the enslavement of the cylons.
Mar 3rd 2010 7:53AM Great to see Aaron Douglas in a new show. Brilliant actor. I hope we get see Aaron reprise his role as Chief Tyrol, if during or towards the end of Caprica, we see the final five making a deal with the cylons. I'd love to see the entire story concerning the final five, the centurions, and the first cylon war.
Feb 22nd 2010 9:44AM The thing that I'd like to see changed for hunters, and it has nothing to do with trinkets as such, is the sound effect for guns, bows, and crossbows. No matter which gun you get, it sounds the same. Yet, you wouldn't expect a short range rifle to sound exactly the same as a long range hunting rifle. Couldn't Blizz add some varying sound effects for the different weapon types? I'd also like to see a scope available for weapons, allowing for really long range sniper shots. The sniper shot would be an instant kill, but could have a 5 / 10 minute cooldown, and be pve only. Another thing I'd like to see is the pet be able to deliver the trap when it charges at the enemy...it charges the enemy, drops the trap, and continues the attack. If hunters are to have mana (which I read on WoW.com may be removed in the next expansion) then why not give hunters shadow/fire/nature arrows as well as arcane and frost?
Dec 31st 2009 10:32PM Given that ever since TBC, the Alliance and Horde have been working together, and continuing into WOTLK, and doubtless again in Cataclysm, isn't it about time that Alliance and Horde players were able to speak with one another? That would be a truly cataclysmic shake up of the game. Even if it was only lvl 85 instances that allowed Alliance and Horde players to group up, it would be awesome :)
Oct 30th 2009 6:40PM Over the last few weeks, or months, I've noticed that invites to 10 and 25 player raids are now based on a player having the epic achievement and sometimes also a particular raid achievement. In terms of the epic achievement, was this Blizzard's intention, to create a new elite within the elite? Its not enough to have full epic gear, you now have to have epic gear at item level 213 or better (the epic achievement)? Its funny, because I remember raiding in Northrend when I only had maybe 2 bits of epic gear. I got invited to a guild, though it turned out, by a player who shouldn't have been inviting, but the same problem arose. No invites to raids because I didn't have the achievement, so I eventually left. Guess I'll just have to suck it up and get that achievement. I wonder if not having the achievement is also affecting player's ability to join good guilds? I wouldn't know as I prefer pugging my way through WoW for now.
Oct 14th 2009 6:35PM lol real name FireThunder, but to protect his anonymity we'll call him Charlie
Sep 19th 2009 6:15PM I don't agree...the Alliance and Horde have been fighting on the same side against a common enemy since BC. Surely its about time they were allowed to speak to one another? I have an unrelated question though: When Cataclysm is released, will it still be necessary for people new to WoW, to purchase and install vanilla WoW, or would they only have to purchase and install Cataclysm, BC, and Wrath? The reason I started wondering about this, is how much space WoW is starting to take up on my C drive. As more and more expansions are released, how will gamers / Blizzard deal with this issue? I know that when Cataclysm is released, I'll be getting a new hard drive for the pc.
Sep 8th 2009 3:38PM When Cataclysm is released, will new players be required to purchase and install vanilla World of Warcraft, or will Cataclysm be the new starting module? The reason I ask is that it struck me that Blizzard's success comes with a potential problem in the form of the installation size. When Cataclysm is released I plan on buying a nice new hard drive for the pc anyway, but it still worries me (a little bit but not much) that it will have WoW, Burning Crucade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Cataclysm taking up half a terrabyte of data.