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Daswolfen Re:Define "people" (274 comments)

Thats no way to talk about your wife...

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard vs. Glider Battle Resumes Next Week

Daswolfen Re:I like living in the future. (384 comments)

I have to disagree. Or at least I am an outlier. I have been playing video games since pong (my school had a pinball machine (cost a dime!) and a pong cocktail table game in the HS student lounge and I would play every day after school (this is late 70s). During the 80s I lived in the local arcade, owned most every home console system (and still do plus all the ones in between). I have been playing video games for over 3 decades now. And I have been playing WoW pretty much since launch. I have been a hardcore raider and I have been a purely casual player ( and I currently sit somewhere in between). WoW makes plenty of sense to me, but then again, I also have an extensive pen and paper RPG background as well.

more than 4 years ago
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Airship Inflated To Create Monster "Stratellite"

Daswolfen I should get royalties for this... (204 comments)

... after all, I did this in a RIFTS campaign years ago to set up a global communications network for our group :)

Yes.. I am a huge geek. Thanks for asking.

more than 4 years ago
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Drifting Satellite Could Knock Out Cable TV

Daswolfen If only we had... (217 comments)

A reusable space vehicle which could be launched to retrieve or repair the satellite...

more than 4 years ago
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Do Gamers Want Simpler Games?

Daswolfen Re:Lovely. (462 comments)

is that all? I have about 12,000 hours in World of Warcraft over the last 5 and a half years :)

more than 4 years ago
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Announced

Daswolfen So much for my Choice... (110 comments)

I am still waiting for my Call of Duty: Grenada.

more than 4 years ago
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When We Finally Meet Aliens, They Will Probably Be...

Daswolfen Re:Much more primitive than we expect (648 comments)

Actually we could get to the another solar system like Alpha Centari with current (either existing or in testing) technology, but it would take a while (like a century or two) and be almost 5 years before any data came back after that.

more than 4 years ago
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First Impressions of the 11th Doctor Who

Daswolfen Re:post title (379 comments)

Tennant was ok, but only about #3 or #4 on the list... I put Tom Baker at #1, Patrick Troughton #2 and probably Tennant, but if he keeps up, Matt Smith might just take #3 or even the #2 spot.

more than 4 years ago
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First Impressions of the 11th Doctor Who

Daswolfen Re:Watched it, impressed! (379 comments)

I think the new Doctor will work out fine. He reminds me a bit of my favorite Doctor, Tom Baker (the 4th). And all through the new series with Eccleston and Tennant, there really wasn't a 'Fuck Yeah' moment (as far as I was concerned). This had that. I don't want to give anything away from those waiting for the BBC America showing, but you will know it when you see it.

more than 4 years ago
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Ars Technica Inveighs Against Ad Blocking

Daswolfen Re:It's the freeloaders time (1051 comments)

As far as I am concerned, its not about the ad, its about the safety. I only block ads because they are a vector of infection. Can you guarantee that ads are safe? No? Then get off your self pretentious soapbox. If content costs so much, then the creator will either find an revenue stream that doesn't include ads (and honestly... this is 2010. Who clicks ads anymore) or they will fold.

more than 4 years ago
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Next Flash Version Will Support Private Browsing

Daswolfen But still no x64 Flash... (192 comments)

Thats nice, but where is my x64 (NOT Linux) Flash? Its been 3 years Adobe!

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard Authenticators May Become Mandatory

Daswolfen Re:No thanks (248 comments)

I have an authenticator and not the best eyesight and do not have a problem reading the numbers. Of course, I only got the authenticator because they were giving an in-game pet with it and I am such a geek, I had to have it :) I have been playing since launch, and have never been hacked, but when one of the officers of my guild got hacked and the GB cleaned out (and it took weeks to get only 80% restored) I figured that the investment is well worth it.

more than 4 years ago
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Thorium, the Next Nuclear Fuel?

Daswolfen No wonder its so expensive (710 comments)

... in the Auction House. At least on my server.

more than 4 years ago
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Gigantic Spiral of Light Observed Over Norway; Rocket To Blame?

Daswolfen Good for the Doctor... (418 comments)

It seems he has gotten the aliens to crash on another country besides the UK this holiday season...

about 5 years ago
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Engaging With Climate Skeptics

Daswolfen Climate Change is real. (822 comments)

Man made Climate change is a political tool to further the agenda of the greens. That large flaming ball of gas at the center of our solar system has more impact on the Earths climate than man does.

Its been hotter than now, its been colder than now. Life goes on.

about 5 years ago
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Surfacescapes D&D Demo

Daswolfen Re:oh that was a stretch... (162 comments)

What people seem to miss is that a Role Playing Game is not a Wargame. It may have simulation elements, but it's - at its roots - a narrative game.

The direction Wizards of the Coast have been taking D&D in for several years now is one of intergration with the miniatures game (and to a lesser extent, the MMORPG) with traditional roleplaying falling increasingly by the wayside. The story no longer matters to a significant portion of the current generation of gamers.

On a more personal note, when I first saw the Surface demoed, my initial instinct was that this would be perfect for Battletech or other miniature based games, but would need some work when it came to RPGs. As far as the DM 'fudging' rolls for the story, we didnt see enough of how the DM station works to assume that is not built in. I am sure there is an override roll button built into the rolling interface on that station.

more than 5 years ago
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Review: Champions Online

Daswolfen Re:FIST SPORT (203 comments)

As a Champions player, I can tell you there are places in the game where role playing is going on. They have built several clubs and other areas for players to gather and roleplay. They do a much better job promoting the RPG aspect of the MMORPG game (notice the last bit... its RPG, stands for ROLE PLAYING GAME) than a lot of other games.

What it boils down to is, you play how you want to play.

more than 5 years ago
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BlizzCon Keynote — New WoW Expansion, Diablo 3 Details

Daswolfen Re:Huh? (316 comments)

There were some Lv70 trinkets and other items that were good till you started doing heroic dungeons. I know I didn't replace some of my sunwell stuff until close to if not at 80.

more than 4 years ago

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Fantasy Author David Eddings passes on

Daswolfen Daswolfen writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Daswolfen writes "The man who started the craze for doorstopper-sized fantasy series, David Eddings, has died aged 77. Prolific and bestselling, Eddings was the author of more than 25 books, many of them written with his wife Leigh Eddings, who passed away in 2007. Best known for his Belgariad and Mallorean series, which follow the adventures of the orphaned farm boy Garion as he fulfils an ancient prophecy."
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FBI Raid Obama CTO Apointee's office

Daswolfen Daswolfen writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Daswolfen (1277224) writes "Federal agents this morning are searching the office Washington, D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer. The search is part of "an ongoing investigation," said a spokeswoman for the FBI's D.C. Field Office, Lindsay Gotwin, said. She declined to comment further on the raid of office, at 1 Judiciary Square. The Washington Post reported that the FBI arrested Yusuf Acar, 40, an information systems security official in the office."
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