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#1 Posted by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -

I appreciate the work they put in to reviews, but I wouldn't miss them if they stopped doing them completely. I'm sure reviews get more attention from outside sources though, so maybe they're not for us, and are instead for getting more people to visit the site. It's easy to stumble upon a review from metacritic or where-ever, but finding a quick-look in the same way is more difficult.

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#2 Posted by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -

@project343 said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@project343: Did you feel that the abilitease in the intro was poorly explained?

It was very disorienting to learn a semi-complex setup, then quickly be reduced to nothing but the most mundane skillset. Initially overwhelmed then quickly disappointed--certainly not the goal of what an abilitease should be.

I actually like the abilitease quite a bit. When I was deciding what class to play, I made several characters and played around with the more advanced skillset to get a feel for what it would be like playing them. It really helped me figure out what to play. Plus you can skip the prologue on additional characters after you finish it once.

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#3 Posted by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -

@ReyGitano said:

Update: Should I be worried about not finding a Hotel room to share with people soon or will more people be looking to share space as PAX gets closer? Again, first PAX, so I have no idea how this has worked for people in the past.

Not sure about sharing, but hotel rooms in general will become completely booked at some point. I had to stay with a friend an hour away from Seattle last year because I waited too long. Still not sure if I'm going myself, but I reserved a room downtown that I may cancel at some point.

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#4 Posted by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -
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From my dual-monitor desktop at work.

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#5 Posted by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -

@ReyGitano said:

@CatsAkimbo: I'm in the same boat. I was planning on going with a group of friends and splitting the cost of a hotel, but none of them managed to get tickets and now I feel left out in the cold.

Yeah, I think I'd be ok going alone, but the expensive hotel alone or rooming with strangers both sound like a bummer.

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#6 Posted by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -

I got a pass, but I don't think any of my friends did... I'm not sure I want to go alone.

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#7 Edited by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -

@BrockNRolla said:

I'm inclined to feel that almost no one who sent messages at any point during the show was funny.

I invited them to play the Hybrid Beta and Trenched Iron Brigade because I actually wanted to play with them. They were picking games out of the invites, and I thought I'd have a good chance with those two games.

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#8 Posted by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -

    Downloaded the demo last night, and that rocket launcher/shock bubble whatever is the freaking worst. It's too bad they didn't show it in the QL because it's super annoying and forces you to move around a lot more than you'd like.

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    #9 Posted by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -

      @pyrodactyl said:

      Am I the only one that thinks this looks kinda bad?

      No, I feel the same way. The story has always been silly and over the top in COD, but I was a fan of the vietnam era weapons and tech in BLOPs. This looks more like ghost recon with more explosions than a call of duty game. I don't see why they're putting the black ops name back on it if the setting has changed so much.

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      #10 Posted by CatsAkimbo (792 posts) -

        Amazing video, thank you so much for posting it. It was incredibly fascinating.