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Aion Open Beta Starts September 6th

SpartacusJones Re:Gameplay beyond level 20: Unfair ganking. (147 comments)

Back in the early days of WoW, you could get a dishonorable kill for killing non-combatant NPCs. I'd also like to see the same happen for ganking much lower level characters. It's one thing for an 80 to kill a 70 (which really doesn't have much of a chance either), but for an 80 to kill a 20 and camp the body is really ridiculous. That should be considered dishonorable and the 80 should get some sort of reputation penalty for it.

Blizzard apparently thought otherwise though because they removed the entire concept of a dishonorable kill from the game.

about 5 years ago

Windows 7 To Sell In UK For Half the US Price

SpartacusJones Re:Arbitrage (487 comments)

I'm American and my wife is Canadian. She says growing up her brother was a big G.I. Joe fan and insisted they were actually all Canadian, pointing out that Real American Hero means simply that they were North American.

more than 5 years ago

Getting a Classic PC Working After 25 Years?

SpartacusJones Re:FreeDOS (533 comments)

You didn't really give us much here continue with...

It's "feign indignation at the high quality of life of the previous poster" + "state your childhood desires to have such luxury" + "state how much worse you had it" so that the next poster can follow up. Get with the program!

more than 5 years ago

Faction Changes Coming To World of Warcraft

SpartacusJones Re:They are badly losing people... (209 comments)

Well, people still play. I think they still have several hundred thousand subscribers, though many may not be active. They just released a new expansion in the last few months or so.

You have to solo the first 10 levels, then get ready for some hot sitting-in-town-for-hours-afraid-to-go-to-the-bathroom-because-you-may-miss-an-invite action with your "Looking for group" flag up. Eventually I made a White Mage just to get in groups when I realized my thief, no matter how good I was, just wasn't going to get me anywhere. It worked for awhile, but they raised the level cap and Red Mages became the healer of choice. When my static group broke up because they wanted to play wow, I stopped playing.

more than 5 years ago

Faction Changes Coming To World of Warcraft

SpartacusJones Re:They are badly losing people... (209 comments)

That's why I was pretty excited to hear Square is making a new MMO. If it's somewhere between FFXI and WoW in difficulty and required skill, I'm sold. FFXI was great except you could do NOTHING without a party, and even when you got one odds were they had no idea what a skillchain/magic burst was. Most of the time was spent sitting in Jeuno waiting for a group.

WoW got something very right when it was possible to play solo and accomplish something. They started getting it wrong when I can kill 3 elites at once who are 2-3 levels higher than I am without needing to even pop a health potion just by pressing one button over and over.

more than 5 years ago

GameStop Selling Games Played By Employees As New

SpartacusJones Discount on the Gutted game (243 comments)

When I bought Metal Gear 4 for the PS3 from a Gamestop in Austin all they had left was the gutted copy. I asked if there was a discount since it was opened and they gave me 10%. I thought that was reasonable.

more than 5 years ago

Firefox 3 May Be More Memory Efficient Than Either IE or Opera

SpartacusJones Re:Crash (370 comments)

Opera keeps them and their history all cached though- I don't think FF did that, but I could be wrong.

more than 6 years ago


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