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#1 Posted by Mykander (14 posts) -

I'm also getting back into GW2, and have actually dumped some money into it so I'll give it more time this go around (Yay for bank slots), although I still have to get over the hurdle of leveling a Mesmer. Plus I've got some friends who are playing now, although they're not Yak's Bend but thanks to Guesting that isn't a big deal.

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#2 Edited by Mykander (14 posts) -

Why would anyone lack confidence that a small android device with a HDMI port could exist? They already do exist, you can find at least 2 on Amazon right now. The only thing different about GameStick is that they're building a controller to go with it, and Ouya is building their own store (which is something to lack confidence in) and a controller.

#3 Posted by Mykander (14 posts) -

@Jrinswand said:

@Mykander said:

Far Cry 3 was just on sale over the weekend, so it isn't likely to be on sale until Ubisoft releases their price minimum for other services.

Really? I don't know how I missed that one? How much was it on sale for?

Don't remember the exact discount, something around 30% for the base game. You probably missed it because it was only on sale through Ubisoft directly. Considering Ubisoft's digital distribution stance and UPlay, not sure why you'd look anywhere else first).

#4 Posted by Mykander (14 posts) -

Far Cry 3 was just on sale over the weekend, so it isn't likely to be on sale until Ubisoft releases their price minimum for other services.

#5 Posted by Mykander (14 posts) -

You know as often as people cry elitism over PCs or Consoles, I've never seen a more concrete example of the console side then the OP. I'm sure this has been hashed out multiple times throughout the thread but I made halfway through before I couldn't stand the stupidity. The fact of the matter is that the console version is in a poor state, for anyone who cares about performance (because there are those out there who don't, or just deal with it to the point of making the distinction meaningless). Any game reviewer worth reading is going to slam that fact home, because it's a terrible sacrifice to make for slightly better graphics. The fact that a version without the problem, or without the problem being significant, exists is just icing on the cake.

Had Farcry 3 not been on the PC then the same complaints would have been there, they just wouldn't have had the "but it runs great on PC" clause. So either the OP is a console elitist who can't handle people even mentioning PC, or he's incapable of any sort of critical thinking and honestly believes anyone who cares about performance would have briefly mentioned the issue and moved on if there wasn't a better version (be it PC or otherwise) out there.

#6 Edited by Mykander (14 posts) -

Not only action bars, but you can't select from every available quest reward if there are multiple unless you're a subscriber. You know, I'll pay for new content, or opening up existing content, and I'd even pay for hiding the helm (well, I wouldn't because I don't care, but if I did care). What won't I pay for? A functional UI and allowing me to expend the effort of completing a quest and then blocking the reward for doing it. If you didn't want to give me the reward, then lock me out of doing the quest in the first place and charge for it, don't kick me where it hurts after I've already done the work.


Not to mention I'm a former subscriber. I paid full price for the game at launch and a couple months, and despite that I'm still locked out of the basic UI. By the average in other F2P games I've already invested more in the game then the average person after F2P's release.

@jozzy said:

Now, I don't know how much extra action bars cost, but if you playing to level 30 over a couple of weeks I don't think it's that crazy to ask the player to pony up a couple of dollars to keep room for all their new skills. If you don't want it you can always rotate some skills out, I seem to recall when I was playing it that I only used 5 or 6 skills to get through the normal PVE content.

If you convert Cartel Coins to US dollars then opening an action bar is roughly $3 for a single character (just one action bar, and there are six total) or $5 per action bar for your account. Even if you only go as far as to say 4 is a reasonable amount by the end of game you're still paying 2/3 the subscription price just to open two action bars for all your characters. God forbid you decide to play one character only, unlock bars for that character, and then decide you want to play another character.

#7 Posted by Mykander (14 posts) -

I'm in the same boat as Veektarius, I was in the overflow guild but left when I logged in and saw the note about it not being needed (I suppose I probably should have swapped my position, but I figured it would be easier to leave and post here). I'm done with classes, burned out with WoW, and looking to get back into GW2.

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#8 Edited by Mykander (14 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

The issue with Google's apps on iOS was they are inferior to the Android version. The whole thing with Maps was that Google never had simple stuff like "turn by turn directions". Searching for directions only worked by text field (the system voice recognition could do it but it was simply doing "speech to text" and putting the result into the field). Forget whether or not Apple's Map app is any good, Google's Map app was poor. Should Apple just hope one day that Google gets around to updating Maps or should they build their own? And this situation hurts Google more than Apple. For instance, the original Google+ app on iOS was a barely a selectable list with a browser and paled compared what you could get with HTML5. It took months for the app to catch up in features where along the way less people where using it or cared about it. I don't see how neglecting apps on any platform helps any company.

As for the Youtube app, it worked but especially after seeing updated versions of the Youtube on other platforms (my tv and the PS3) this seems to be Google's lack in effort not Apple's.

Seriously? Apparently you're total ignorant of the fact that it was Apple restricting Google, not the other way around. Put the blame where it belongs for all the crap you just listed (except some of the Google+ shenanigans).


Just to keep it somewhat on topic, congratluations to Apple for finally adding an Alarm function to the iPad in iOS6. Those Alarm programs, already implemented in iOS, are tricky little devils taking years of effort to get working on the iPad apparently. Also, supposedly, they've re-implemented features in the Music App they took out in iOS5 (but left in for iPhones and iPods), but I haven't tested any of them yet.

#9 Posted by Mykander (14 posts) -

Attached my name to the spreadsheet. I've been playing since the headstart, just wanted to make sure it was a game I wanted to stick with before eating up a guild slot. Can't wait to see you all in game and get some coordinated WvW fun going on.

#10 Edited by Mykander (14 posts) -

Benefits of magazines:

Organized content layout covering the relevant (to the magazine topic) news over a large span of time

Getting news when you don't have a reliable/constant internet connection

Reading in areas where an internet connection or using a digital device can be inconvenient (aside from the already mentioned example, car/train/air trips is another good one)

(Usually) Significant coverage of the topic with a write-up of some type rather than paraphrased from other sources, which can sometimes be hard to find online or buried under dozens of crappy articles

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