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796  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Blizzard bans 100,000+ for cheating/gold farming on: January 01, 2007, 04:45:51 PM
Unfortunately, it's a case of though it looks impressive on paper, in reality it doesn't do a whole lot.

Well, they can't stop them, but FFXI proved that effort needs to be maintained to keep them in check. SE's attitude was that if they banned a gil seller they'd just make a new account so there was no point, but then the RMT seriously fucked over the economy about a year ago. They sold so much gil for so cheap that only the gilbuyers could buy the big items as paying more wasn't a issue for them. So SE started targeting the RMT mules so they didn't have enough to sell and it helped.

While the economy in WoW doesn't seem to have the large FFXI flaw of it being to damn hard to make money that drove people to buy gil in the first place they should still do everything to make it as hard on the RMT as possible. Banning accounts and filtering website names is a good move.
797  Media / Single-Player RPGs / the first couple hours in midgar on: December 31, 2006, 09:38:37 PM
I still remember what I was thinking leaving midgar. 'What the hell?'. I mean, leaving the city eventually is a must, but after all the talk of the planet dying you walk ten damn feet and it's sunny green fields.

 If I'm on a near dead planet I need to SEE that. Just taking Barret's word for it isn't the same thing.
798  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Ps3 Rpg outlook? on: December 28, 2006, 11:47:48 PM
I imagine PS3 will be THE system for console style rpgs just like the PS2 was. The Japanese developers aren't going to start making the xbox their favored system as it's not popular in Japan and it's unlikely that they'll go for the wii just because it's been 10 years since nintendo has been a serious competitor.(Outside hand helds that is, where they absolutely dominate.)

 I don't like it. Charging people $600 I WANT the PS3 to fail so that I don't need to buy one. But unless microsoft buys SE or nintendo really shows they can compete then the games that I want to play are going to end up being on the PS3.
799  The Rest / General Discussions / Swag thread on: December 25, 2006, 04:58:06 AM
Apparently I'm hard to shop for.

$75 total, from a few different people.
800  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Disgaea 2 on: December 24, 2006, 11:25:25 PM
I enjoyed the first game a lot, but for some reason I had no interest in this when it came out.

It's the same for me. Disgaea 1 was AWESOME. And guess it was so satisfying that I just I got my fill of it. I tried a few NIS games after it, but they just couldn't duplicate the feeling I got playing disgaea.

 Even if 2 matches the original I still don't really have a desire to play it. Which I myself find odd. If something is awesome I'd think that I'd want more of it. That's the case with other games as well things outside gaming. But not with disgaea. And I don't think I'm the only one either. Disgaea was pretty damn huge, not mainstream wise, but within the whole rpger circle it came out of nowhere and knocked everyone off their feet. The followup strategy games didn't.

 I guess they just made the first one TOO good or something.
801  The Rest / General Discussions / Forbes: Gaming's Last Hurrah (As We Know It) on: December 22, 2006, 11:10:23 PM
I don't think it all has to be MMORPG's though nessasarily. Shooters, racers, sports etc. could all hypothetically go that way. They'd have to be ONLY pay to play though with no upfront cost though or I'm not sure people would go for it.(With a few exceptions perhaps if something is BIG, but not really as a whole)

It's still apples and oranges though. You can't have as structured a game online as you can in a single player game. On the other hand playing with actual people just can't be duplicated. They've each got their own things that make them good. I'm sure online games will become more popular, but they aren't going to replace single player games.
802  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Transformers Trailer. on: December 22, 2006, 05:24:44 PM
Honestly the dark and serious tone seems a bit much to me for a movie about cars that turn into robots and blow stuff up. It should be more serious than the cartoon, but if it's overdone and tries to be more then it is I'm going to be insulted rather than entertained.

 It IS just a teaser trailer though, and trailers love to exagerate so we'll have to see.
803  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Ragnarok Online Forever :)... on: December 21, 2006, 03:41:48 AM
Getting away from whatever the original post was, RO had such potential. Fun at first, but they never really did anything with the game or fixed a few balance issues(Took WAY too long to rest to full). Had a great sprite based feel too it and catchy music though.
804  The Rest / General Discussions / Tickle Me... on: December 19, 2006, 11:20:36 PM
it had to keep pushing it.

I remember a old episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. There was a random joke based on umpire sounding like vampire. Nothing hillarious, but it might give you a light smile. Or it might not. Regardless it was a one liner that took 2 seconds.

Mad TV did the same joke, I guess not knowing the show they were doing a parody of already did it themselves. Went on for five fucking minutes.

The only decent sketch type show I've seen is Robot Chicken(Not live action, but same basic deal). It's not just good because it's got good writters, Mad TV or saturday night live could have good writters and still suck. It's good because it's SHORT. The problem with sketch shows is they have too much time to fill. They kill themselves extending jokes for time and, even worst, by having recurring characters.
805  The Rest / General Discussions / Tickle Me... on: December 18, 2006, 11:15:53 PM
I wanted it to be funny, but the laugh track killed it for me.
806  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / World of Warcraft OH MY GOD CURRENT EVENTS THREAD on: December 18, 2006, 05:30:05 AM
Went affliction spec on my 35 warlock to test the waters. I really, really miss improved voidwalker. Having just gotten out of the FFXI 'one enemy at a time' habbit I'd send VW in, lay the dots, and then fear kite/dot a second mob while VW finished off the first.(And then send him on a third mob since his usually died first) The main idea going affliction was to support this style since..well, it's more fun.

With a new dot in siphon life and the lack of a 30% stronger taunt the first mob just comes to kill me before the VW takes him out :P And while being attacked is managable my health is my mana and fighting multiple enemies at once is already costs a lot more than one at a time. I'll probably end up going xx/08/00 for imp.voidwalker soon(Or at 38 so I don't lose siphon life), despite the annoying fact I'll always be 8 levels behind where I could be on the affliction tree.

Looking at what I HAVE and not what I've lost though, the tree is filled with awesome.

I also got a enchanted gold bloodrobe. It's hot and now the orc chicks can't get enough of me.
807  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Wild Arms Vth Vanguard on: December 15, 2006, 01:15:14 PM
No anime intro?

They took away the usual good music that goes with the opening too. I can't say it's not trying, it's just not working.
808  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The Ivalice Alliance (Or, Final Fantasy Tactics returns?) on: December 14, 2006, 01:45:21 PM
I was hoping Square Enix could develop an original title for PSP.

Don't be silly, people don't make original titles for the PSP.

I had the same problem when I first played. I got stuck at the Riovanes castle battle and I saved between the first and second battles, so I was screwed and had to start over because Ramza was too weak to fight that battle alone.

Same here. Pretty big flaw in a otherwise great game not putting you on the map to save there. If you didn't go after the right skills or did some side leveling then you're pretty much fucked.

I think I did read one thing where you could basically run around him  out of his range without being attacked and use Ramza's speed boost repeatedly and then fight him so he doesn't get any turns since you're so fast. That's probably not something one's likely to come up with themselves though on their first playthrough when they're stuck.
809  The Rest / General Discussions / Sony's new viral marketing campaign bit them back hard. on: December 14, 2006, 12:39:52 AM
This has been getting around. The 'unfounded conspiricy theorist' in me can't help but thinking it's a fake, fake blog. Like either people made it just to go around saying sony made it or sony DID make it and leaked that it was fake themselves with a 'no such thing as bad publicity' mindset.
810  The Rest / General Discussions / Nintendo sued on: December 10, 2006, 11:11:59 PM
All nintendo has to do is pull out a twenty year old light gun to win the case.
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