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#4327 Mar 06 2014 at 1:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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That would actually be great. I'd love to get my hands on a hand-me-down PS3 already.

PS2 is starting to feel a bit aged. Smiley: lol

Also, diglett, it's been a while since you liked Blizzard hasn't it? I can't remember you ever being high on them, at least in the last few years.

Edited, Mar 6th 2014 11:16am by someproteinguy
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#4328 Mar 06 2014 at 1:15 PM Rating: Good
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Critical mass builds were also by far the most fun to play and quite fragile as when something went wrong you were dead in half a second. And they still weren't anywhere near as powerful as WW Barbs.


The fun part is subjective, but I didn't find them fun myself. The whole "alive until you're all of a sudden dead" thing, though, went against everything Blizzard was trying to do this patch with higher health pools, more constant damage, and the removal of lifesteal. They wanted combat to be much less binary, and the CM build went against that hard.

It also contributed to the ccookie cutter build problem in a big way by making it so that you had to go CM and farm MP10, or you went Archon and farmed MP0. There was no other build people used, because the others were so ineffective when compared to those two builds.

And comparing them to WW barbs isn't saying much, because that was yet another godmode build that was nerfed hard. WW barb the build and Archon as a spell were salvageable, though, CM wasn't.

Edited, Mar 6th 2014 1:44pm by IDrownFish
I loved the all or nothing aggressive playstyle of CM/WW wizard, you were either doing nothing or in vulgar display of power mode. And there was also the immortal Witch Doctor build, although that required some very special gear.
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#4329 Mar 06 2014 at 1:29 PM Rating: Good
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I have no idea why I just sat through Abraxas, Guardian of the Galaxy. There really should be a minimum budget requirement in place to weed out such crap.
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#4330 Mar 06 2014 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
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Is that a movie?
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#4331 Mar 06 2014 at 1:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Bing seems to think so.
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#4332 Mar 06 2014 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
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It is. Barely.



Edit: Someone uploaded the entire thing to YouTube, if you feel particularly masochistic. The guy playing the antagonist was part of a lot of the old Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, like Commando, The Running Man and such. He's Danish. That accent... holy ****.

Edited, Mar 6th 2014 8:43pm by Mazra
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#4333 Mar 06 2014 at 2:58 PM Rating: Good
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Also, diglett, it's been a while since you liked Blizzard hasn't it? I can't remember you ever being high on them, at least in the last few years.


Yeaaaah.

I used to have a lot of respect for Blizzard as a company. Their refusal to release products, or even info about their products, until they were ready, their dedication to actually testing and bug fixing before release, etc.

They never had my favorite games on the market, but they had a lot of respect for me.

That change was gradual at first (seen more in content updates in WoW than the initial products). But Cataclysm was the first point where it was really clear that the old Blizzard had been firmly replaced by Activision-Blizzard.

It comes down to the core mentality. Before Activision, Blizzard's dedication was to quality and the consumer. Post Activision, it was far more aggressively big business style management.

And I get that both of those were 100% motivated by profit motive. I don't imagine Blizzard as this grassroots game studio keeping their products until they're perfect because that's what gamers deserve. But I do think that it is what truly grew their brand. People used to know that a Blizzard label meant the game was going to be really high quality.

I believe Blizzard would be a more successful company today, which would be awesome for both them and their consumers, if they kept to their old, firm model of "it's ready when it's ready" rather than the big business "You WILL launch Cata in November regardless of how much of a hot ******* mess it is" model.

I could absolutely be wrong there. Maybe the big business approach will be more profitable for them in the end (it's not like we can really know).

Either way, profit motive or otherwise, the project management system that revolved around quality over quantity was much better for me as a consumer, and much better for the gaming market as large.

And in an industry that was heavily plagued by early announcements for releases and buggy products as a result, it was a really refreshing change.

But now, the Blizzard logo does pretty much nothing to reassure me of the quality of a product. And that's sad, because it used to say a lot.
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#4334 Mar 06 2014 at 3:06 PM Rating: Good
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Replace Blizzard with Square, Cata with FF7, and ignore the part about mergers since they were nose diving prior to it, and I agree.
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#4335 Mar 06 2014 at 3:07 PM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:
It is. Barely.



Edit: Someone uploaded the entire thing to YouTube, if you feel particularly masochistic. The guy playing the antagonist was part of a lot of the old Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, like Commando, The Running Man and such. He's Danish. That accent... holy sh*t.

Edited, Mar 6th 2014 8:43pm by Mazra
So it's a direct to video action/sci-fi movie from the 80's? What exactly did you expect?
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#4336 Mar 06 2014 at 4:02 PM Rating: Good
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Not much, to be honest.

Didn't watch the trailer first, though. Just saw it pop up under "related" or "suggestions" or whatever YouTube does when you're done watching something, briefly checked it on Wikipedia, where they mentioned that it had gone cult, so I thought it would at least be Army of Darkness quality.

'Tis not. Not at all.
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#4337 Mar 06 2014 at 4:30 PM Rating: Good
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So my cats got sterilized/castrated today and I have a problem now. Since it's a much more invasive procedure for a female cat she's still high as a kite on painkillers and much weaker than her brother. Her brother has been abusing this by not leaving her alone for a second since he's mostly back to normal already and Pink can't defend herself. Trying to keep them separated is **** and they're not allowed outside yet.
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#4338 Mar 06 2014 at 4:42 PM Rating: Good
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Smiley: lolSmiley: laugh
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#4339 Mar 06 2014 at 4:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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Man I wouldn't want to be the one who had to hold the kitty while you tried to strap that thing on. Smiley: lol
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#4340 Mar 06 2014 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
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You'd never actually get it on, cats are ridiculously flexible.
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#4341 Mar 06 2014 at 4:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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Not to mention have lots of pointy ends.
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#4342 Mar 06 2014 at 5:05 PM Rating: Good
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At least 8 of them with the specific purpose of ripping flesh.
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#4343 Mar 06 2014 at 5:55 PM Rating: Good
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That's what catnip is for.
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#4344 Mar 06 2014 at 5:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Seems like would make things worse.

If there's anything worse than a cat that wants to kill you it's gotta be a cat on drugs that wants to kill you.
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#4345 Mar 06 2014 at 7:13 PM Rating: Good
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Current mood: really annoyed at myself for buying D3.

Stupid impulse control.
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#4346 Mar 06 2014 at 7:54 PM Rating: Good
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Stupid impulse control.
My ***** never makes good gaming choices either.
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#4347 Mar 06 2014 at 8:02 PM Rating: Good
Can you still take it back? Or was it a digital download?
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#4348 Mar 06 2014 at 8:21 PM Rating: Good
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#4349 Mar 06 2014 at 8:32 PM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
Can you still take it back? Or was it a digital download?

Pretty sure any option of that is gone as soon as you start playing because the code gets locked to your battle.net account.
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#4350 Mar 06 2014 at 10:39 PM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
Can you still take it back? Or was it a digital download?

Pretty sure any option of that is gone as soon as you start playing because the code gets locked to your battle.net account.


Does it on console, too? I don't know how that works.
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#4351 Mar 07 2014 at 3:17 AM Rating: Good
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I'm guessing so. I may be wrong though since the only console I've ever owned is a Gamecube and that doesn't exactly have stellar online capabilities.
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