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Confirmed exploit allows EVE players to sneak up on unsuspecting victims {Massively}

Apr 22nd 2010 9:03PM I'll be surprised if the devs even do anything about it.

The Daily Blues {WoW}

Apr 16th 2010 12:45AM @Kaphik: While I have my own opinion on the people who do buy this steed I stopped being bothered by the vanity stuff a while ago.

But, the majority of arguements I'm seeing are of the slippery slope variety. This store is just starting. People are worried that they'll soon be dipping into the realm of non-cosmetic stuff... stuff like heirlooms maybe? After all, it doesn't affect the end game, does it?

But that's just idle bullshit(?) speculation. The potential is there, naturally, with the infrastructure of the store. I'm done arguing and done yelling from my perspective.

It's just a 'wait-and-see' sort of game. Who knows... maybe now that Activision's second cash cow (Infinity Ward) is pretty much gone they're going to start putting pressure on Blizz to pick up the lost revenue. Yeah, yeah, Blizzard as a company is autonomous but they still have to answer to someone.

The Daily Blues {WoW}

Apr 16th 2010 12:30AM @murmel: What? are you blind? everyone practically has one. Dalaran is flooded with them and last i checked there was a 100,000 people/10 hour queue at the store.

The novelty factor wore off within the first 5 minutes.

Ready Check: How to fill out raiding applications {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2010 9:06AM This, so bad. The absolute worst are the ones requiring a Ventrilo interview. Seriously? A vent interview?

Are you going to start paying me and give me an office, too? Just fuck off already. There is absolutely no need for a game to mimic real life in such a way. I thought games were meant to be a source of escape but now I have to fucking get my portfolio ready and spend 15 minutes talking to some 16 year old on a mic as he vets me?

As far as I'm concerned all it should take is a simple application which shows that 1) you can spell 2) you're not retarded 3) you're not an asshole and 4) you can listen and THEN 5) you're properly geared/gemmed/enchanted for raiding. Who cares what the fuck keybinds or addons you use? You use whatever you're comfortable with and as long as it WORKS for you and you can carry your own weight and it doesn't affect the raid.

I guess being a guild leader in WoW gives people that sense of authority and power they desperately crave IRL.

Massively's mystery beta key giveaway {Massively}

Feb 7th 2010 12:28AM You have piqued my interest to its utmost maximum. Please consider this entry in this prestigious giveaway in order that I may access this mystery game in order to beta test it.

The Daily Grind: One server vs. many servers {Massively}

Jan 15th 2010 8:34AM I kept an open mind when going into these mini-sharded/instanced zones like Champions Online and Star Trek Online and I still left disappointed. For me, there just isn't a feel of being in an actual world/universe. Ok, take WoW for example. You have cities and the have the other zones out in the continents, flight points, boats, mountains, roads etc. etc. and it's all "there" and current in one large world. It feels like you're really part of that galaxy so to speak. The same feeling with EVE, as well. Moreso because the entire game really IS on a single server.

Then you have stuff like CO and STO and it doesn't feel like you're part of a world at all.

I'd use the analogy of Diablo 1 almost. You have your main hub. Then you head off into instanced sectors/zones or whatever and the feeling I get from that is tjhat you're just moving through "rooms" instead of traveling in an actual world/galaxy. Almost like a super-linear FPS feel.

A true open world or galaxy in WoW and EVE's case is, IMHO, the best way to go about it. Fine, whatever, so your friend is on another server... yes, there may be a fee associated with transferring over to play with the guy but I consider that a minor negative when considering the much greater positive of the sense of being in a living breathing world instead of a bunch of instanced "rooms".

Modern Warfare 2 makes a billion dollars {Joystiq}

Jan 13th 2010 10:51AM Don't worry. I'm sure Infinity Ward will churn out some DLC to ease the pain so people can make them another billion.

I'm expecting this to play out like the Matrix trilogy to be honest. First one was just absolutely amazing. Incredibly fresh, very very fun. Made around $400mil. The second one, while highly anticipated and made around $750mil, left a very sour taste in peoples mouths and pretty much killed a lot of the hype for the third movie which came out and made around $400mil like the first one.

Sources: Red Dead Redemption development in trouble [update] {Joystiq}

Jan 12th 2010 4:10PM Wow.

I'm expecting it to be content complete in April but likewise it's probably going to be so horribly fucking bugged to death if reports like these are anything to go by.

EA: Medal of Honor, Dead Space 2, Crysis 2 before March 2011 {Joystiq}

Jan 12th 2010 2:35PM Sorry to hear that. Typing out that comment and clicking on the 'Add comment' link must be incredibly uncomfortable for you two.