celegorm_menegroth's forum posts

#1 Posted by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

@schlorgan: There's a "review" on GOG from some guy who, minutes after the game was to go live, gave it one star because "it's 10 minutes after the release deadline, and I can't play yet." That's it!

So ... I guess there will be balance to the "best game evar" reviews?

#2 Posted by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

It's a single book, and rather short ...

The Carpet Makers, by Andreas Eschbact.

If "Earth" is in there, it's a concept that's never touched upon ... and everyone in it is definitely "Human."

Also? One of the best hard sci-fi books you've probably never read. Check it out.

#3 Posted by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

Brian Williams? ... What, you want a bunch of stories about 50 Cent Blood on the Sand?

#4 Posted by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

My bad.

#5 Edited by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

@nophilip: You can also simply guest onto other serves, as long as you're in the same geographic region ( ie: guesting to another NA server, but you can't guest from NA to Euro ).

This, along with the improvements to how guild perks work, means that you can get almost all of the benefits of being in a guild as long as you're in the same geographical region. Just remember to guest whenever there's a guild event ( such as a guild mission ) or else you won't get credit.

There are limits to guesting, but they're pretty loose. Can only have one guest serve at any one time during a twenty-four hour period, or something like that.

Cele / Moon

#6 Posted by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

@tehpickle: I personally didn't enjoy it, but I can definitely see why others would enjoy it. I watched every episode of Patrick's series on it, fascinated at the way the mechanics stacked ontop of one another. But ... when I played it ... just couldn't get into it. So, I agree with both Patrick and Jeff on this one.

#7 Posted by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

Elite wasn't, but as I said it's because it came out so late ( Dec 16th, after the recording ). However, Drew has said he's played the Beta ... but that's clearly not reason enough to be put on a list. It's still really disappointing that its release date is at this point, in terms of receiving accolades.I really hope that he plays it enough to push for it to be included next year. I know that's a hopeless dream ... and perhaps the game isn't worth that? But if it lives up to its promise? It should be in the conversation next year when "Best Representative of the Revitalized Space Genre" comes around for the debate. Will anyone remember it when/if Star Citizen comes out? And there's a host of other space games coming ( Rock Paper Shotgun put together a nice list ).

Endless Legend is in a genre ( Strategy ) that is just ... not represented on the staff, anymore. I think that both it and Xenonauts were done a disservice by this vacancy of opinion. What little I've played of Xenonauts is incredible. Maybe it sucks more than a few hours in? I don't know ... but I would like to see someone advocate for strategy more often.

I don't remember Fract OSC being mentioned by anyone, but I do remember Vinny's Quicklook of it. It looks insane. I have zero ability to grasp musical theory, so it looks completely impenetrable for me.

I do think it's weird that there was so little fighting over the order this year. That's usually the argument that I like the most. Why this is better than that. This year it was only "this is bad/good and should be cut/stay." There was little contrast, no pitting advocates for games against one another.

I missed that part. Wasn't it Batman: AA that had a two hour debate just about its placement in the order, or something?

#8 Posted by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

JJ, emphasize "to me" in that second quote, and you're onto something.

To me = my opinion.

Should not = factually incorrect.

I'm not saying they are incorrect, I'm saying I have a different opinion.

#9 Posted by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

I'll have to pay more attention to some of the sites you guys have mentioned here ( especially the ones I've never heard of ) ...

But I'm surprised that nobody mentioned Eurogamer or Rock Paper Shotgun.

#10 Edited by celegorm_menegroth (80 posts) -

I know there's some forum rules about posting links ... but ... meh. This is important enough to the general playerbase of GW2 that I think your attention should be called to it. If a mod wants to get ticked and take it down, he takes it down.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-27-arenanet-holds-frank-reddit-debate-on-guild-wars-2-loot-grind

If you're interested about the future of the game, I suggest you check it out. I personally am not real interested in digging through the reddit information referenced to mine it for any more details, so I can't contribute much beyond what is said in that article.

The big highlights for me are: The level cap will eventually increase and there will be no new rarity added down the line although adding more items ( edit: to existing tiers, such as armor sets ) to the game will probably come with the expansions rather than updates. ( edit: Missed the line where Chris Whiteside was quoted as saying, "a full set of ascended gear will be slowly introduced over the next year." )

I hate it when people say, "Discuss!" like it's some sort of command from the unopinionated, but I'm curious to know other's take on the article, and what was said there-in. I have some opinions I could expand upon ... but ya'll get upset when I post "walls of text" so I guess linking to one wall of text will suffice for one post.