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by The Utilitarian
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 300243

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

Screw reasonable standard decks. I'm MAKING an Izzet creature stealing deck. Goblin Electromancer on the board + Mark of Mutiny/Traitorous Blood + Ghostly Flicker = steal, attack with and keep enemy creature on round 4. As ill advised as any combo but if I get it to win even once it'll be worth it! ...
by The Utilitarian
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 635048

Re: League of Legends

Christ on a bike. The Stealther remake is finally here. Holy shazbot. I am stoked. Looks like I picked the right time to get back into LoL.
by The Utilitarian
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9422
Views: 1501915

Re: Minecraft

The best way to kill Golems is with Lava Blades. What you need is a horizontal tunnel three blocks deep with a ladder directly under the opening. You place one block of lava at the very back of it. The lava will flow four blocks, but because the ladder is under the fourth blocks, a thin slice of lav...
by The Utilitarian
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9422
Views: 1501915

Re: Minecraft

I'm in the desert village by Pandora. Is anyone else out here? Anyone managing the place, or can I take over? Are there any cows out here? Well, I wouldn't say I've been "managing" the desert village so much as "forcibly relocating villagers by train to populate my Golem farm work ca...
by The Utilitarian
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9422
Views: 1501915

Re: Minecraft

A Great Old One returns from his eternal slumber! At long last, Atlantis will be completed! (maybe...)
by The Utilitarian
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Logged in. Tried out Act2 Inferno on my Barbarian, who has all good IL61+ gear after some serious time farming act1 inferno and a lot of AH:

Died again and again and again. After getting to the first waypoint in act 2 I had one shitty yellow, two shitty blues, and a 20,000 repair bill. Sigh.
by The Utilitarian
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Do AOE attacks (like plague) heal vampiric elites who spawn them? Group of us took forever to bring them down, and I'm wondering if that was it (two monks and a wizard, with pets for each monk, all the melee standing in the puddles). Wouldn't be surprised; it'd be consistent with how all other life...
by The Utilitarian
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

So. You have to scroll to the bottom of the new Terms of Use, indicating you pretend to have read it, before you can accept. But after a 5-minute timeout you're booted out to the login screen. Decided to read it, got booted out three times then lost patience and very briefly skipped the rest. The t...
by The Utilitarian
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Combined, your statement is that DHs cannot tank at all, and should not risk getting killed by 1-2 hits (monsters have a damage range, too, by the way), therefore DHs should stay in town anyway? In situations where DHs don't get hit, dodge and armor are both useless. I'm not sure how this side trac...
by The Utilitarian
Wed May 30, 2012 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

I have no idea why they won't just set it so you can't sell things with gems in them. I'm searching for +life on hit and of course I get every damned weapon with a purple gem in it.
by The Utilitarian
Tue May 29, 2012 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

That said, I still don't think the mechanics are quire right for anyone but the wizard. Too much damage or not enough damage resistance. And some of the multi-attribute rare monsters are just meniacle. Seriously, how is a meele character supposed to beat an arcane sentry throwing invulnerable minio...
by The Utilitarian
Sun May 27, 2012 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is the measure of a gamer
Replies: 26
Views: 4899

Re: What is the measure of a gamer

Well, you've got a bit of a problem in both sample selection and nomenclature. A "gamer" conjures up different meaning than a "video game player". Though of course it's different for everyone, a gamer to me sounds like someone whose counts among their primary entertainment gamin...
by The Utilitarian
Sat May 26, 2012 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is the measure of a gamer
Replies: 26
Views: 4899

Re: What is the measure of a gamer

It is becoming rapidly apparent that I haven't created a robust enough polling range. o_O And to think most studies of video game players cap out their numeration at "6+" Look at the top of the page! You see "echochamber" in green. A bit below that! Board index.... High culture....
by The Utilitarian
Fri May 25, 2012 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is the measure of a gamer
Replies: 26
Views: 4899

Re: What is the measure of a gamer

It is becoming rapidly apparent that I haven't created a robust enough polling range. o_O And to think most studies of video game players cap out their numeration at "6+"
by The Utilitarian
Fri May 25, 2012 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is the measure of a gamer
Replies: 26
Views: 4899

Re: What is the measure of a gamer

Probably. A device you have to carry with you anyway with games on it is easier to justify than a separate hand-held device for portable gaming. Good point. I imagine the old portable game systems likely faced a double barrier of the physical issue of carrying it around as well as the conceptual ba...
by The Utilitarian
Fri May 25, 2012 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Armor reduces all damage. Resist All reduces all damage. In exactly the same way, except the values for armor are 10x as big for the same effect. (Hence Str giving 1 point of armor and Int giving 0.1 point of resist all) They are applied separately, and each is on a diminishing returns curve so tha...
by The Utilitarian
Fri May 25, 2012 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is the measure of a gamer
Replies: 26
Views: 4899

Re: What is the measure of a gamer

My wife and I play games together nearly every night, and weekends while she works I spend my non-chore time playing as well. Added together, I believe that just barely crests the 15-hour barrier. Neat. I wonder if people's playtime has increased a lot since the explosion of smartphone games allowe...
by The Utilitarian
Fri May 25, 2012 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is the measure of a gamer
Replies: 26
Views: 4899

What is the measure of a gamer

In the increasingly varied world of video games, I'm kind of curious how much or little folks out there are playing games. I was kind of surprised to find out that my personal playing habits were miles away from friends that I had actually though to have roughly the same habits.
by The Utilitarian
Wed May 23, 2012 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Beat Hell difficulty with my Frenzy Rageless Barbarian build (FEAR THE HELLBREAKER) Man... Inferno is just something else though. It's a whole other ball game. I can make slow and steady progress alone but it's a meat grinder with two people and I can't fathom it with three. I think they've definite...
by The Utilitarian
Sun May 20, 2012 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Can you use the staff to get into the area in any setting? Like, once you make it, you can enter the cow level however often you want? Once you make the staff you can use it to get into Whimseyshire as often as you like in normal. You will have to pay 200,000 to buy a recipe to upgrade it to allow ...
by The Utilitarian
Fri May 18, 2012 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Has anyone done the new "Secret Pony Level" yet? I just read about it this morning, it sounds like a pain to collect all the stuff you need in order to open the portal. Hopefully you can do it more than once though, it was kind of annoying in D2 to have to avoid killing the Cow King other...
by The Utilitarian
Fri May 18, 2012 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

I'm enjoying my barbarian mucho but Act3 nightmare is seriously rough. I can see why Wizard is the most popular choice. My buddy's playing wiz with me and since he got teleporting Archon he's pretty much an unstoppable murder machine with the added bonus of not having to get into melee like I do. I ...
by The Utilitarian
Wed May 16, 2012 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

I tell ya, I was worried in the beta about the game not being difficult enough but those concerns are GONE now. Boy howdy. This is so much fun it's silly.
by The Utilitarian
Tue May 15, 2012 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Could log in last night, gave up went to bed got up early, logged in, playing for hours of super fun with two friends. Half an hour ago Bnet service interruption kicks me (and ONLY me) offline, while my buddies have no problem continuing playing. 40+ minutes now unable to log back in. This is the th...
by The Utilitarian
Mon May 14, 2012 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Soon.
by The Utilitarian
Wed May 09, 2012 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Blizzard always manages its own games. And why shouldn't they, they've invested a lot into battle.net, to make it a very smooth-running platform. They don't need steam. How does blizzard handle it if you lose your download though? With steam you can just redownload. I assume the same is true for bl...
by The Utilitarian
Tue May 08, 2012 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

mosc wrote:No Steam, right? I pre-ordered amazon style but I would much rather buy through Steam.

Nah Blizzard is offering it for digital purchase and download directly from them. Looks like they're intending to deal with their own digital games rather than outsource to steam.
by The Utilitarian
Mon May 07, 2012 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Video Game Music
Replies: 50
Views: 12181

Re: Video Game Music

Bastion soundtrack. This is all.
by The Utilitarian
Wed May 02, 2012 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Am I the only one who thinks it's a little crazy that people are getting this emotional over an argument about a video game that isn't even out yet? I suspect the emotion stems from the communication difficulties, not the underlying issue. Diablo II is considered by many to be one of the greatest g...
by The Utilitarian
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

I call this build Event Horizon: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/b ... Scg!aYZYbc

notable features: lots of AE damage. Several skills to vacuum enemies towards me. Lots of CC. Doesn't spend rage at all, and has bonus damage when enemies are close, as well as when at full rage.Whee!
by The Utilitarian
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Also people are STILL neglecting Nephalim Valor in their accusations of "no specs." Yes you CAN change your skills for every fight to have the "right" ones, but this is going to massively slow down the game and deprive you have a big bonus to magic item drops!
by The Utilitarian
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

also, D and F are summoners spells and B is recall. I'm not entire sure about Vayne's new skillset either. I mean, it's ok but still less fun than Yorick after the changes to his ghouls. Meanwhile Lee Sin is still OP. I might be mixing games here... I... I believe you meant this to go in the League...
by The Utilitarian
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

The character with the least active skills is the monk, at 21. (Wizard is the most at 25). You can select 6 of those. That's over 54 thousand possible choices. And that's before runes. And passives. The monk also has the least passives, at 14. Choosing 3 is 364 choices of passives. For a given skil...
by The Utilitarian
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Well I guess that's what stress tests are for.

Sweet zombie jesus I want this game to come out. The beta just makes me more excited for the full version. So many combinations of different runes. Squee!
by The Utilitarian
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 190391

Re: Shadowrun returns Kickstarter

bigglesworth wrote:Good old Steve Jackson

Also Shadowrun seems like the least free-form type of RPG, of the TTRPGs. At least the way I've heard it played mostly. If any tabletop setting stands a chance, it's this one.

Evidently you've heard it played very differently from my experiences then.
by The Utilitarian
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 190391

Re: Shadowrun returns Kickstarter

Eh, shadowrun will always be a tabletop setting for me. I'm not sure a video game can ever capture the kind of free form experience I like.
by The Utilitarian
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

Izawwlgood wrote:HOLY FUCKING SHIT THATS RIGHT AFTER MY QUALIFIER EXAM I AM NEVER INTERACTING WITH PEOPLE AFTER THAT UNTIL I FINISH DIABLO

SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING (That does not involve playing Diablo 3)
by The Utilitarian
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 385360

Re: Diablo III

GOD is Electrocute miles better than any of the other Signature spells. And "removed" (moved to level >13) with patch 14 :(. I noticed it when I tried to activate it again, after testing the cold beam (forgot the name). The doubled radius for the arcane orb was removed, too. Luckily, I di...
by The Utilitarian
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 425990

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

First time D&D player here. Someone at my school has picked up a copy of 3.5 and we're finally starting a D&D group! Unfortunately, our DM has only DM'd once, and none of the rest of us have played beyond making the character sheets. So, I was wondering if you good xkcd forum people could t...
by The Utilitarian
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 692306

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Stopped playing DF a while back for two reason. 1.) My fortresses invariably started lagging all to hell as they got to any kind of interesting size, despite attempts to use all the various tricks to keep it smooth 2.) Discovered danger rooms, felt like cheating, but was too effective to resist usin...

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