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Posted by El_Dom

I love vinny"s matrix like false memories of the matrix movies.

Posted by CrazyNinja
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @MediumDave said:
"" How would you feel if your favorite video game was played ridiculously by 2 guys who also joke about every aspect of it?  "

I wouldn't give a shit?  Who the hell cares?  It's just a video game.  It shouldn't define you as person.  It's not like I made the game.  It's a GAME.  People shouldn't take shit so seriously.  If someone playing your favorite game badly and making fun of it hits your Anger Button, you need to chill the fuck out.

That being said, enjoying it, Ryan and Vinny.  Your annoyance, feigned or otherwise, with Vinny is amusing to me. "
Well, while I admit that I would only be slightly frustrated and that  that particular comment was slightly irrelevent, when you insult an MMORPG in particular, it's like insulting the whole community behind it.  Imagine a popular gaming website doing a video and insulting WoW the game; many members of the community would visibly display there anger.  And even if most people don't consider video games a big deal, there are some who consider it very important.  I'm not saying that that's good or okay, in this case I'm just saying that the reactions to such videos should be expected.  Those people are most prevalent in niche games/MMOs like this one. "
If you actually watched the video and listened to Vinny, he actually says he admires the fact that MxO has a nice group of dedicated players, or something to that effect. Regardless, just because they're making fun of the game does not mean they're making fun of the user base, and any player who jumps to that conclusion just might be a little over-protective of their game. I think this second video really shows that Ryan and Vinny are actually trying to play the game and not just be funny, which MxO player's should appreciate.

Posted by Thevamp25

want more,i wanna see what happens to this game,it got me interested, u shuld hook up with the other players 4 like one episode,it might be cool to take a tour around the matrix,and see people fly around and stuff lol

Posted by hamchan

I can't wait for the end. Will it be a big explosion or a simple disconnect? Either way it will be awesome

Posted by Dakr0nin

I love when Ryan and Vinny do videos together. It always ends in hilarity.

Posted by Southgrove

This.. actually.. looks.. pretty cool. *embarrassed and weirded out*

Posted by Milpool

Haha the community reaction is great.  Why are they so angry?  And why do they think that killing you in The Matrix Online will ruin your day?

This is priceless, I can't wait to see what happens next.  I hope you guys focus more on the community and less on the missions.  At least you're trying to learn the game.

Posted by Southgrove

Is Vinny drunk?

Edited by ghostNPC

Man, those players are so thick on those forums, it's almost nauseous.

Posted by FluxWaveZ
@Besetment: They did directly insult those who play this game, in the first episode, by saying something to the effect of "Who could possibly want to play this?" and remarks about how anyone who's into the Matrix fiction is an idiot.  These are not judgements by what they are seeing in the game, these are judgements based solely on their opinions.  Different people like different things, if they like something you don't, it doesn't make them idiots.  But I do agree that this Endurance Run is basically an homage to the game because it's about to shut down and the sole reason they are doing this is to record its final moments, and that's something that probably no other website would do, so this is great nonetheless.

@CrazyNinja: I did watch the video, the whole video, and yes Vinny does say that MxO has a dedicated user-base.  But I was referring mostly to the first video, where they said something to the effect of "Who could possibly play this?"  But yes, in this episode, they were actually trying to play the game properly instead of mocking it.
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Edited by FluxWaveZ
@ghostNPC: Pulling a comment you don't agree with and not typing anything to argument that, however obvious it might be to you, is merely there for flaming purposes.  Though I do not agree with most of it, part of the appeal of this website, Giant Bomb, is that the staff are willing to do these things.  An Endurance Run is something no other gaming website has done.  People at 1up, for example, would never let something like this be done because they are more refined in their presentation.  I'm not saying that Giant Bomb is not refined, but less so than 1up (think Giant Bomb app. ad).  Anyways, that's why I love Giant Bomb, because they do these things.

Edit: Ah, never mind, you removed your quoted comment.
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Edited by ghostNPC
@FluxWaveZ: Why so serious?

Also, someone already quoted that post a few pages back, so it's byebye now.
Posted by FluxWaveZ
@ghostNPC: I don't know why I'm serious.  I guess the whole clashing of communities got to me... or something.
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Posted by Zeik
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @Besetment: They did directly insult those who play this game, in the first episode, by saying something to the effect of "Who could possibly want to play this?" and remarks about how anyone who's into the Matrix fiction is an idiot. 
Anybody should be able to tell they were just cracking jokes, that was not some malicious attempt to insult everyone who played the game or likes the Matrix.
Posted by FluxWaveZ
@Zeik said:
"@FluxWaveZ said:
" @Besetment: They did directly insult those who play this game, in the first episode, by saying something to the effect of "Who could possibly want to play this?" and remarks about how anyone who's into the Matrix fiction is an idiot. 
Anybody should be able to tell they were just cracking jokes, that was not some malicious attempt to insult everyone who played the game or likes the Matrix. "

Naturally, some people won't take it that way.  I did not perceive any sarcasm when they were saying that but maybe they didn't mean it.
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Edited by Chris

Ryan and Vinny - Don't know if you know this, but the bar at the top of the screen corresponds to the number keys on your keyboard. You don't have to open your skills during a fight and place them in the bar, you set up your skills before the fight then you just use the number keys rather than having to click on tiny icons to do everything.

All the menus have prominent shortcut keys as well.

I'm not an MMO douche who's going to get angry because you don't know how to play but it's INCREDIBLY frustrating to watch you guys awkwardly fumble around with mouse clicks :)

Good luck.

Edit: Also your character stats seem to be set up for a ranged character. So you should start using guns... the game would probably be a lot easier that way.


Edited by Jazz
@FluxWaveZ said:
" Seriously, some of you guys need to take a look at yourselves.  You're blindly insulting a community of people who enjoyed playing a certain MMO and in turn defending the site that you have attached to.  I enjoy Giant Bomb but those of you who are calling the MxO community 'retards' or any other insult to that effect are no better than those who insult the Endurance Run with such words.  How would you feel if your favorite video game was played ridiculously by 2 guys who also joke about every aspect of it?  Even if for the majority of you guys the Matrix Online looks stupid, there are people who enjoy it, just like with everything.  Stop acting like Giant Bomb fanboys who will defend them 'till no end and acting as if they're the best.  I enjoy Giant Bomb, and the Matrix Online does not look that appealing to me, but act intelligently. "
 ME: Isnt that just typical behaviour of the majority of people on the internet..especially in regards to people who play games? There's an interesting tribal mentality going on here..but thats another matter.
Ryan and Vinny are acting like guys who have never played the game before, have no idea whats going on and are giving honest opinions about what they think of the game as they try to understand it. They are not reviewing but chronicling their own experiences. Personally i find the hand to hand fun to watch, but the rest is nigh on awful....and that's coming from someone who just quit WoW after 7months.
People are defensive of things they love, be it the matrix, giantbomb or vinny messing up on Persona. Its just rather sad that most can't see the wood for the trees.
Nevertheless insulting ones favourite videogame would be tantamount to insulting their choice in footwear. Its an opinion and open to ridicule as much as anything else.
goddamn quote boxes..gahh
Posted by SnowyPliskin

Cant the Matrix Online community just piss off!


This isnt ridicule, this is documentation. 

Ryan and Vinny could have just of easily not played the game but instead they chose to "DOCUMENT" the end times of Matrix Online. 
Posted by SevX1

lol hes a clicker xD

Posted by xdan0x
@Reverseface:

I totaly agree, at least for the final ep Jeff should get in on it. Plus i'm gettin worried about Ryan, he may shed a tear when it all ends.
Posted by xdan0x

Is there anyway we can watch the final ep live?

Posted by TheHBK

blah blah, stop complaining, there is no way the community wont be insulted.  The people still left playing this take it too seriously.  Besides, these guys review games for a living, and when you have a game that sucks this bad, and takes place after the worst of the three matrix movies, what the fuck do you want?  A lot of the laughs have to do with the stuff that is wrong with the game.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Lots of clicking, doors and stairwells. At least the guys keep it interesting.

Posted by Zimmermann
@Six said:
"wonder if anyone in the matrix is also on this site... and will say hi. "

hi
Posted by Death_Unicorn

I, too, want to only half a body... =(

Posted by ashogo
@Zaerus said:
" @Reverseface said:
" Does anyone else get the feeling watching this ryan is abit too serious playing, he doesn't leave much time for vinny to make jokes and play off each other like Jeff & vinny do on ER. I think they should get jeff in on this so vinny has someone to talk with. :P "
this * 10 "
Seriously. The first episode was great because they were stumbling through everything and having fun (somewhat), but now Ryan is getting super serious about playing and isn't really talking at all. Hopefully next week they'll try focusing on the community a little more.

On the other hand, Vinny is awesome.
Posted by Fakeymcfake

Can someone explain how Ryan ruins everything he's in? Not only is he just mean and unbelievably unfunny, but he has nothing interesting to say. Please keep him out of the video content. Hearing his voice on the podcast is torture enough. 

Posted by Pie
@Fakeymcfake said:
" Can someone explain how Ryan ruins everything he's in? Not only is he just mean and unbelievably unfunny, but he has nothing interesting to say. Please keep him out of the video content. Hearing his voice on the podcast is torture enough.  "
TANG foolish cfake
Posted by fox01313

Still curious to see what the female characters are like along with what would happen at the start of the game if you take the blue pill.

Posted by Nasar7
@fox01313: I think if you take the blue pill the game just ends lol.
Posted by Evernix
@ashogo said:

"...but now Ryan is getting super serious about playing and isn't really talking at all..."

No.
Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

"NOT LIKE THIS!"  -LOL...I wish they had kept switch.

Posted by Azteck
@Fakeymcfake said:
" Can someone explain how Ryan ruins everything he's in? Not only is he just mean and unbelievably unfunny, but he has nothing interesting to say. Please keep him out of the video content. Hearing his voice on the podcast is torture enough.  "
You, get off my internet.
Posted by Ivanetc
@Fakeymcfake:

they see me trollin'
Posted by Gamer_152

Freestyle vector olympics!

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Posted by Pakorn

"Con" does actually come from consider, as far as I know. I remember typing /consider on mobs in EQ1

Posted by JeffGoldblum
@Fakeymcfake said:
" Can someone explain how Ryan ruins everything he's in? Not only is he just mean and unbelievably unfunny, but he has nothing interesting to say. Please keep him out of the video content. Hearing his voice on the podcast is torture enough.  "
Go away.
Posted by deathswhisper

ugh why does just watching this make me want to play wow again?

Posted by TheHT

good video. i love it when something crazy happens on screen and all you hear is a deafening "WOOOAHHHHHHHHHHH" lmao.

Posted by Media_Master

Woah

Posted by detectivepbert

finally a game that makes WoW look good.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

Jack in sounds so dirty.

Posted by SoundChaser

"777, that means he's read-write access for everybody, just talk to him!"
 
I love Vinny. :D

Posted by ocdog45

LOL. "I like how you don't read. You see a letter adn say what you want". Vinny is loving this.

Posted by dropabombonit

Ryan "You say so many things Vinny, and I don't understand most of them" could not stop laughing at this

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