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Everything posted by SellingTheDrama

  1. swtor uses the Hero engine...but not the one that is out in the wilds...bioware started swtor with a alpha build of Hero and customized it from there. it is supposedly optimized for mulit-core cpus with a dual as min and quad as recommended. many people say what the OP does. and while i agree the game looks really nice with settings turned up alot of folks including me have issues with server lag from nowhere. after the consolidation into the their 'mega-servers' there are just 2 locations for the swtor server farms: San Fransisco area (Redland) for the east/west coast US servers and Galway IRL for the EU servers.
  2. ive been getting my GTC from ebay mostly as i prefer a physical item over a emailed code. mine arrive in a dvd case with either a scratch off plastic card or small placard. oh and it doesnt seem to matter whether or not the GTC is from your region as i have used ones from asia/pacific australia and uk as well as the usa.
  3. by we yes i mean the US. no i dont think the US created the situation that brought about Hitler....that was all on the UK/France. what i do believe is if we had stayed neutral the outcome of ww1 would not have been as devastating to Germany. i would like to think that if Wilson had gotten his way the world would be a much more stable place today with the US more like a Switzerland then what we are today....a country reviled and hated by the very same countries that cajoled / forced the US into the unwanted role of world police.
  4. i would call it a mini expansion which seems to be a trend now with many of the f2p/hybrid types out there. ones like strongholds and starfighter which are more fluff and QoL kinda things and others like the Hutts in which focus more on new planetary bodies for your toons to chew thru. EA/BW also say to expect another mini expac this year along the lines ot the Hutts while i can take or leave player housing it is something folks have asked for since before the game launched and it is nice to see it coming. i like the idea you can have more then one house in your legacy though i wish we were not limited to the capital worlds and nar shadaa. i also really like the idea having able to show off trophies in your home or guild ship. but what i am really excited about is legacy storage. (though that will not go live until official launch in august)
  5. that is not a given. if we had stayed out of ww1 the events that caused the rise of hilter most likely would not have happened. germany today may have been much bigger...kept their kaiser and no ww2 with germany. a ww2 with japan...may have still happened.
  6. personally...i feel it all started when the US dropped its neutrality in WW1.
  7. teehee.....say goodbye to the SW USA....
  8. its really sad. ti wasnt always this way. once long ago turbine had very good relations with its player community. then something changed, Patience left and lil ricky came on board and it all went to hell. personally i put them blame squarely on the shoulders of Monsarrat and the other founders. in my opinion it all started going downhill when they decided to get turbine ready to be sold.
  9. ya that was some pretty cool fluff they put out as the game was being developed. it really set the tone of the game for me.
  10. i like that they are adding housing. kinda wish though they would have just let us personalize the interior/exterior of our ships. for me i like to have player housing to show off trophies and armour i have collected. not sure how much i will use a stationary abode in a multi-planet game universe. and man oh man i sincerely hope they do not use a hook type system like turbine did.
  11. do i hate rick 'lil ricky' heaton the man? no. but i do hate bullies and those that empower them. lil ricky in his capacity as CM (i have no idea what kind of person he is away from work) is a bully plain and simple. turbine empowers and even seems to encourage this bully. i do not stand for bullies at my kid's schools and i did not stand for them on the lotro forums. unfortunately going to the principal or school board (turbine suits) had no effect whatsoever in the positive and just seemed to make him behave worse.
  12. yesterday swtor announced on its twitch feed that player housing is coming to all players in next big patch(2.7 i believe). no further details were given.
  13. hollywood as a rule isnt very 'Merican they are their own little world. i live in the south out in the country..and most of the rednecks i know out here didnt like it for nerdy reasons. that being said...Big Bang Theory does make fun of the movie Gravity in a recent episode...i just cant recall which one.
  14. Craig Ferguson > leno/fallon/conan etc
  15. to be fair while many police in the US have gone to dark colors as a rule local sheriffs use lighter colors. also it isnt just the US, the UK and EU also like dark police uniforms.
  16. I have been around since the friends and family alpha in '06 and own multiple accounts (f2p accounts not included) i love this game. yes it had its warts back in the day all games do but SOA/MOM are still preferable to what it is now. and i agree turbines f2p hybrid not only saved ddo/lotro but it was also the blueprint other devs used to save or launch their own games. for that turbine deserves kudos. however turbine took the greedy path with their store shoving it down our collective throats. (again to be fair other companies took note of this and for the most part those adopting turbines style of f2p have avoided these pitfall turbine gleefully jumped into headfirst.) the incessant in your face presence of the store made it harder and harder to play. add to that the despot-like behavior of the CSM and it makes for an extremely unpleasant experience. so bad that i eventually stopped playing back in october of 2012 except for an occasional login to check on things. (i have recently started to play again once in a while but not for long as the store just gets to me) i play other f2p mmos...swtor, rift, path of exile among others and in none of them is the store as prevalent as it is in lotro. yes the store is there in these games but i dont feel i HAVE to buy from it in order to advance in the game like i do with lotro. most of the folks i know from lotro dont really hate f2p, they hate the WAY it was implemented in lotro and the open greed. between the store and the CSM it has ruined a truly wonderful community. devs from other studios still use turbine as an example, but now it is for what not to do with f2p and how NOT to run the online community.
  17. GOG is giving away the original Dungeon Keeper for the next 40 odd hours and has DK2 for like a buck 50.
  18. i beg to differ...the smuggler story was a hoot. now the consular story line is my vote for the worst.
  19. that would almost have to be a full-fledged series running for years to cover it all...lol
  20. in american television something is considered a mini-series ( or serial as it was one called back in the day ) if it is at least 2 episodes and does not last more then 13 weeks (a half season block). now an episode can be of any length from 30min to 2 hours or so....and there is no hard rule that only one episode can be shown in a weeks time. so to do it proper i think 13 two hour episodes would be the minimum....better yet....up to 26 two hour eps over the 13 weeks with say 3 hour premier and finale. for example : War and Remembrance ('88-'89) was 1620minutes long spread out over 12 eps at ~135minutes each.
  21. their stock is being traded again according to them.
  22. id also recommend SWTOR, TSW, and Rift, but would also like to suggest Path of the Exile.
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