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FiachSidhe

Member Since 27 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 03 2013 08:18 AM

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In Topic: Always use the TP, i got scammed

03 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Oh shut up all of you. You pompous "life lesson" spewing assclowns.

Leave it to an "I got scammed" thread to bring out all of the self congratulatory, wanna be worldly types (read: basement dwellers who simply know better) who pretend they've never made a bad call in their life.

Saying bullshit like "you're dumb enough to be scammed, you deserve it." I'm way smarter than you and still make mistakes. I don't get scammed, but you won't see me making people that do, feel *ing worse, with some pretentious, condescending bullcrap that really only asserts my own false sense of superiority. Because really, at the end of the day, that's all you *ers have.

Gamers, by and large, are dumber than a bag of bags. And I reckon most of you people posting here are dumb as shit, in other ways. So don't worry, you may not get scammed in a game, but you're a still a god damn moron everywhere else.

In Topic: Am I the only one sick of the addition of more and more tonics?

26 December 2012 - 03:09 AM

They're an uninspired, lazy way of padding holiday items, so people gamble more money on those shitty boxes. And like everything else, Anet has latched on to it and is proceeding to beat the concept to death. I leanred my lesson with Halloween and the event afterwards was even worse.

That coupled with their shameless, and disgusting treatment of negative feedback, and I've simply gone back to the The Secret World. Anet and NCSoft, and that tick from Nexon that runs their monetization can suck my balls.

In Topic: Where has everyone gone?

06 December 2012 - 01:13 AM

View PostDuskWolf, on 05 December 2012 - 03:52 PM, said:

What do you consider oldschool? Everquest? That was released in '99, that's a relatively new game, to me.

I've been kicking around since that bizarre little detective game and that creepy edutational thing named Podd (which can explode) on the BBC Micro. My earliest true gaming memories were of home computers which preceded consoles. I suspect that I was playing Lords of Midnight before you were born. See, I know this because of your attitude. The real old school valued skill over time spent. That's how you know the old farts.

Even the 8-bit era valued skill. GW2 doesn't. GW2 values stats playing the game for you; It's only a few steps away from becoming ProgressQuest. I don't want a game which plays itself because I grind for stats. That's very much the new school attitude, your attitude. I want a game where my skill as a player actually matters. ME3's multiplayer on gold and platinum is rewarding in that regard because the AI is smart and the game doesn't jerk around.

If you're not smart and fast, you'll die. And this attitude is coming from someone who's dealing with three distinct disabilities. And I'm still apparently a better player than you and most of those who love vertical progression. I like a game challenging me, not my time. Do you understand this? Grand Theft Auto is a game that challenges me rather than my time. Games with horizontal progression, sidegrades, or similar systems offer challenge to me, not to my time. If I wanted a challenge to my time, then I'd go and play WoW.

The truth of the matter is is that GW2 currently only has value to those who enjoy their time challenged, this has put off players who value a challenge to their playing skill. This has put off players like me, people of the true old guard, and has appealed to youngsters like you, who're very much new guard. But the fact of the matter is is that you new guard types will end up with WoW anyway, or Everquest. One or the other. Since they both challenge time better than GW2 does. And the new guard tend to go for the game that challenges their time the most, because they have nothing better to do.

I really hate faux old guard types, because you're also faux awesome, and you love games that make you feel awesome when you're really not. All you're doing is putting in a lot of free time, but that doesn't make you awesome at all. It just means that you're wasting a lot of your time. Time that could be better spent.

What a load.
I grew up playing the Atari 2600 and Pong, then Commodore 64, then Sega Master System/NES, etc.

Those old games had little to do with skill. Atari was just the same sequence over and over, until your focus slipped. Commodore 64 was littered with antiquated, piss poor design. The NES era was almost nothing but shitty games trying to emulate the arcade experience, and those games' difficulty was based entirely around getting money from players as quickly as possible. It wasn't until the 16-bit era that gaming hit a golden age of balance and fun.

Those games were fun because its all we had! Eventually, people stopped going to arcades, and companies realized they can start making games fun for the sake of fun. Those games weren't difficult to make you feel like you accomplished something. They were hard because they wanted you to keep tossing your money in the machines and the home versions were built on the same mentality.

Why? Because old school games were made for short term enjoyment. A dalliance. I grew up playing the same shit you did, but I don't delude myself into thinking I was somehow a better gamer because I suffered through the only option we had. Can that crap about games being too easy. Hard games exist, mmorpgs are not the place for them.

And no, Everquest is not a new game to you, or anyone else. Video games have only existed for 40 years. Everquest was released twelve years ago. One quarter of the industry's total lifespan. You're not impressing anyone with your seniority. For the most part, games SUCKED back then. I played most of them.

I'm 35, and I'd never want to go back to the days of "Nintendo Hard".

In Topic: Where has everyone gone?

25 November 2012 - 02:42 AM

GW2's limited content, and arrogant and clueless developers, inspired me to further explore my many, many options for gaming. My close friends who all bought the game, have no desire to continue playing this game as it is now.

In Topic: Current State of the Game. Fun? Population? Will you continue to play?

23 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

After 80, I have virtually no want to log in. It's nothing but grinding/farming. Even alt leveling has died for me. Anet is turning into Bioware. Arrogance, hubris, laziness, lack of creativity, denial of criticism  draconian forum moderators, excuses, poor communication, developers hiding on Twitter, repeated mistakes, and poorly executed ideas, that are over hyped.