Thurbleton's forum posts

#1 Posted by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

Oh guess I was wrong, the intro was tough to follow with all the presenter jargon... so does revenant have its own sub-class as well?

@bedouin no word of pricing (or even release date) Wager standard 50-60 dollars USD. I do know this weekend they're running a 75% off sale for the base game if anyone is on the fence or has friends... and just a reminder that is it for having to pay... no sub and while the cash shop has useful items it is definitely not pay to win / pay to fix (apart from buying the expansion of course)

#2 Posted by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

@slyspider You are correct - there is no new class. They're just making another playstyle for each existing class (and hopefully letting each class access a new weapon type. Some people are theorizing thieves getting rifles as 'assassins').

While this is still a challenge balance wise, I imagine adding a entirely new class to the pot would be even more of a headache
so dont sweat it

#3 Posted by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

just a few updates

While there is no new class they're doing what looks like the different class system from Destiny. The example they made was a Ranger could become a Druid completely changing the playstyle. (and like @theht said it seems to be through this new profession)

As for a date - there will be a playable build at Pax East
Also NCSoft the publisher said during a report to shareholders they foresee a big spike in profits from Arena Net during Q3... maybe that is just preorder but still this seems pretty close.

Lastly Colin Brohanson (worlds 2nd best smile next to Brad Muir) said ANet will be doing "Deep Dives" focusing on the various aspects of the expansion in regular intervals in the coming weeks.
What I translate that as is blog posts and them talking about it ever other week on their Points of Interest show they do on twitch (which as far as game developer streams go, isn't to shabby) which you can just watch the vods on youtube a few days later.

#4 Posted by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

similar thoughts Jack, exciting to hear but not super hyped. Eager to hear more though for sure

#5 Posted by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

cheers patrick, best of luck on future endeavors! You will be missed!

#6 Edited by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

My info for Extra Life
I'll be starting at 2am Pacific (or just before noon in the UK). My first time doing Extra Life as well. Have fun all and lets help out the kids!

My twitch page!

donation page


#7 Posted by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

The trouble with many grass roots movements is the lack of outline; stuff they are for and against can only be measured in broad strokes because when you get to finer things like say, how to treat someone you disagree with, then the message and goal becomes clouted among internal debate.
(An example is Wall Street's "We are the 99%" movement; asking 10 people what it was about gave you multiple answers)

Add to that the internet's fondness of trolls (in this case; dangerous and possibly real threat trolls) they can pretend to be apart of the movement while pushing their own agenda.


What can people wanting better journalistic ethics & disclosure do about this? Many Things! Chief among them is to distance yourself from the term GamerGate because any hope for legitimate discussion will be drowned out by all this crazy, yo!

  • Why not become a reviewer of games yourself? All it takes these days is a webcam and youtube account! Make your voice be your own and not a reverb of someone elses!
  • Find Journalists who hold themselves to quality / style you like and inform them of such. This is not the same as telling a reviewer to change their ways to suit you!
  • Maybe not threaten or verbally assault someone with an opinion different from you! (this applies even if you aren't pro gamergate!)
  • Become an informed consumer! Learn who may have business dealings with who will help you if you worry about reviews being clouded by factors outside what you want in a review. However, make sure what you learn is true and well sourced, otherwise it could all just be hearsay and bullcrap!

#8 Posted by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

@sammo21: good luck this year and hope the podcast helps!

Feel like it was a pretty informative episode that helped prepare me for my first time doing Extra Life too : )

@fattony12000 glad to see you were able to get that recorded. It may be better on its own... it's short enough you could almost use it for a ringtone...

#9 Posted by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

That sounds super cool! Pretty sure I've traveled to Williamsburg and had a really good time there, hope you enjoy it!

As for dream vacation, would have to put it between going to San Francisco and the Yosemite National Park area OR to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, which I just see as a place that tells a powerful story in the recent times of the US.

Anyway have an awesome time duder!

#10 Edited by Thurbleton (127 posts) -

I just signed up, will setup a hitbox account and test it out this weekend and link all my stuff once I figure it out.

Would be down to some versus / co-op / race stuff with other duders if anyone is keen to it. (just not a gta:vc race with @bollard he'd crush me)