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2626  The Rest / General Discussions / "IRS taxation of game assets inevitable" on: December 04, 2006, 06:22:25 PM
I think Gamespot ripped it from another site.  I read this earlier on:

I don't see how they can regulate it.  Accounts are usually sold under the table (and in the case of WoW, at least, not condoned by the company) so the only real way to tax it would be if ebay or ige (unlikely) would add the tax themselves.  It's hard to say which players will end up selling something and which won't.  I think we all agree that taxing individual items is absurd and would destroy the game.  Of course, this is strictly from a WoW viewpoint.  I can't really speak for Second Life since I know nothing about it.

I don't know how this could affect gold sellers since most of them are based in China.  The only way I can see them being taxed is through ebay.  Seems like Blizzard has cracked down on ebay sales though.

This reminds me of all the "you are buying my time" disclaimers on wow auctions.  like that would ever hold up if this came into action.

To sum it up:  I'm not really worried about it.  It looks to be one person's opinion and there isn't any legislation going through anywhere yet.  Also, I know these things can take awhile to ever come into effect anyway.
2627  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Montiors on: December 04, 2006, 03:48:51 PM
If price is a problem, I remember a couple weeks ago on Digg they had Dell 20" LCD's for $150.  It wasn't any black friday special or anything like that.  I don't know if they are still around but it's something worth checking out.

There shouldn't be any incompatibility with your computer that I know of.  As long as you meet the minimum requirements everything should be fine.

You should be able to get a pretty decent monitor for $200-300.  From what I've been looking at, seems like the majority of the monitors fell in between 200-300 (about 43% of them are in that range, 32% being lower than $200).
2628  The Rest / General Discussions / Own a TV bigger than 29"? The MPAA wants you to pay! on: December 04, 2006, 03:37:14 PM
You guys know that BBspot is a satirical site, right?

It's not real, however it does seem very believable.  That's the scary part.
2629  The Rest / The Bazaar / Before eBay: John Sells Stuff on: November 30, 2006, 05:07:47 PM
Depending on how much you want for shipping I'll take Farcry.  I live on the east coast.
2630  The Rest / The Bazaar / Before eBay: John Sells Stuff on: November 30, 2006, 11:05:37 AM
How much for farcry?

Also does Civ: Rome come with Civ4 or is it just the expansion?
2631  The Rest / General Discussions / No Castlevania for the Wii.....well....the remote at least. on: November 29, 2006, 08:52:44 PM
Well, if I recall correctly, A lot of people thought the dual screens would be a gimmick as well.  Perhaps it is, but developers have integrated it nicely even if they make a game that doesn't really need two screens.

I'm not too concerned.  I think it'll be harder than the dual screen (to overcome the gimmick), but that's what the Gamecube/SNES shell is for, right?
2632  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW Tier 4, 5, upgraded 2 Pics, & netherdrake mount vide on: November 28, 2006, 10:19:02 AM
Full netherdrake flying video - not blizzard made

YouTube Link

Blizzard has recently stated that to get one of these armored mounts you must win the arena tourney/league thing they'll set up.  The winning team will each receive an armored nether drake mount.

Tier 5:

Tier 5 pictures
Google Video of tier 5 in motion

Once again Warlock sets look badass.  Priest, warrior, and mage sets are spiffy as well.

Tier 4 (most stuff has already been posted, but posted again for those who missed it):

Tier 4 pictures on Blood Elves and Drenai

Upgraded Tier 2.  It seems like it may be implemented that when you go to outlands, your tier 2 set changes color.  Why tier 2 and not 3?  No clue.:

New Tier 2 sets

Seeing all these really makes me want to play the expansion when it comes out.  Argh....
2633  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Share Your Burning Crusade Beta Pics! on: November 27, 2006, 03:38:41 PM
You can be a Blood Elf mage in BC if that helps.

As far as druids go, lore wise having a human druid doesn't make any sense.  Really having a tauren druid does not make sense either, but I guess they wanted it to be balanced.

I assume that may be the reason why there are no Night Elf mages as well.  Also before you could shadowmeld yourself and cast Aim Shot and fuck up people before they even know what hit them.  I can only guess another big reason there were no Night Elf mages is that a shadowmelded pyroblast would be quite gamebreaking.
2634  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Share Your Burning Crusade Beta Pics! on: November 27, 2006, 02:34:23 PM
They have different styles.

Personally I'd take WoW's art style over FFXI's anyday.
2635  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Yoshi's Island 2 DS on: November 27, 2006, 10:13:20 AM
While I don't see anything other than Nintendo plastered on the box and instruction booklet, I believe you are correct.  Even though Nintendo may not have made it, it has stayed true to the original game.  The only real differences so far are the different babies and bigger levels.  The gameplay control on this game is unbelievably tight.  The only issue that may come up in the late levels is backtracking -- or so I hear.  This may only apply if you're going for a 100 in that level.

Also worth mentioning is that as far as I can tell, red coins can no longer be distinguished from regular coins.
2636  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Yoshi's Island 2 DS on: November 26, 2006, 05:42:53 PM
Double Post for Impressions:

I picked this up over the weekend and after completing the first three worlds, it's pretty good.  It's very similar to the SNES version.  The levels are big, which is kind of nice.  You get different babies which you can switch in and out at designated stations (there are a lot of stations so no worries so far).  Each baby has its own special abilities.  What's nice is that so far, the game does not require you to use a certain baby if you don't want to.  There are some parts where it is necessary to switch to get up to a ledge, but often there is another way you can make it up.  Also, there is usually a baby switch station near the place in case you need to switch.

Concerning the gameplay, if you were worried about the split screen -- do not fret.  Yes, there is a "dead zone" between screens which isn't terribly large.  I'd say it's a little bit bigger than a game flower (same as the ones in the snes game where you collected 5 per level).  However seeing the screen can be remedied in at least 3 ways.  The screen does move with Yoshi so if you jump up on something, the screen will follow Yoshi and generally will keep him in the same place on the screen.  Second, holding the up button will allow you to move the screen up to look and it will stay like this until you hold down to set it back to normal.  Lastly, if you hold the x and down/up arrow, you can flip screens.  This is handy as it not only lets you see into the deadzone but it will give you a good view of what is above/below you if are on the very bottom/top of the screen.
2637  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Blizzard nerfed blood elf females :( on: November 19, 2006, 03:34:28 PM

I have a feeling once the expansion comes out, whining will be at an all-time high on the forums.  A lot of change happening.
2638  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Blizzard nerfed blood elf females :( on: November 19, 2006, 01:57:04 PM
Quote from: "Daggerstrike"
Edit:Seriously..I just opened the "old" and the "new" and switched back and forth between then, but i see no difference. People need to stop whining. This is the reason I don't go to the WoW forums.

QFT.  The WoW forums make me lose faith in humanity every time I read it.

I don't really see a difference either.  Are you talking about the way they look when they stand?  If so who cares.
2639  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Yoshi's Island 2 DS on: November 16, 2006, 12:08:17 PM
From what Gfaq users are saying, it seems to be more of a dead spot where as you can't see what's there.

It's retarded, but I think I'm going to pick up this game anyway.  I don't think I'm going to be a completionist with it considering how many other games I have to play on the ps2 at the moment.  The deadzone issue hopefully shouldn't matter much if I'm not searching for that 100% every level.
2640  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / MMO economy and RMT question. on: November 15, 2006, 05:05:52 PM
Quote from: "Gearhead"
n WoW, it used to be that you would see high level items on the AH for large sums of money, but these days the highest levels of inflation are in the mid and upper 20s, where the 'twink league' PvP circuit is.  Items aren't going for 1000g, but they're going for easily a hundred percent markup over what they should be going for.

Heh.  On that note, I've seen a Furor's go for 80g at the height of the gold market boom.
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