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    I don't have access to links to them at the...

    I don't have access to links to them at the moment (or even knowledge that they made it into the final game), but the cinematics for Hellgate: London were insanely awesome. They had nothing to do...
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    Sticky: Haha, I wonder that says about my turn-based...

    Haha, I wonder that says about my turn-based tactics abilities that I figured that out right away (on my very first attempt), but it still took me about 8 tries across 2 different playthroughs to...
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    Sticky: I jumped on the XCom train quite late: got it as...

    I jumped on the XCom train quite late: got it as a gift from a friend as a consolation for him not attending my wedding. I really should've just bought the game to begin with, but somehow managed to...
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    I started reading the post, but as well-worded as...

    I started reading the post, but as well-worded as it is, I think that it ultimately misses the point: in my opinion, I think Blizzard is both explicitly responsible for, and satisfied with, the very...
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    Yep, still playing nearly every chance I get. The...

    Yep, still playing nearly every chance I get. The busier I've gotten with work/life since RoS release, the less time I have to learn new games or really want to jump in to new things, what with...
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    Note that there's no longer any enrage until...

    Note that there's no longer any enrage until Torment, unless they've changed something from a couple of weeks ago.

    Also, remember the days when elite packs had enrage timers? Those were the days...
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    My appraisal of the new difficulty settings: ...

    My appraisal of the new difficulty settings:

    -Normal/Hard: These are pretty much faceroll modes and I can't imagine them being satisfying for anyone that's looking to do anything other than breeze...
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    Despite having played D3 pretty much constantly...

    Despite having played D3 pretty much constantly since launch, I still have yet to order RoS. Not because I have any doubts that I'll enjoy it, I just find the idea of giving interest-free loans for...
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    The skill redesign for the WD is actually really...

    The skill redesign for the WD is actually really great. The way a lot of the skills work now, you really get that sense of being a commander of decay as you throw out a bunch of DoTs and occasionally...
  10. Thread: The Bigot Gamer

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    I don't necessarily have much to contribute to...

    I don't necessarily have much to contribute to the discussion, but I think Jesus_Phish and Gundato have likely nailed it, at least from my perspective.

    Back when I used to play things online with...
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    It's worth noting that in early-ish builds of the...

    It's worth noting that in early-ish builds of the expansion, elemental damage types did actually have differing effects, contrary to the status quo of the base game.

    However, with the release of...
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    Just a few relevant notes along the lines being...

    Just a few relevant notes along the lines being discussed:

    The Gargantuan was buffed at some point to deal 100% weapon damage (and >100% with any runes). This significantly increased the damage...
  13. Thread: Jane Austen MMO

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    I am terrified by this, in theory, but am also...

    I am terrified by this, in theory, but am also secretly hoping that it becomes wildly popular while keeping some requisite components of gamification as a way of hooking my fiancee into playing more...
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    For what it's worth, I also find D3's combat more...

    For what it's worth, I also find D3's combat more satisfying/responsive/outright entertaining. However, I'm basically as "done" with D3 as I can be from a self-found perspective - all 5 characters...
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    Just wanted to jump in here and say: I played...

    Just wanted to jump in here and say:

    I played PoE a few times before, once early in closed beta and then again in open beta. In closed beta the combat was so clunky and everything so rough and...
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    (I apologize for the lack of pictures. I'm sure...

    (I apologize for the lack of pictures. I'm sure that they're a staple and add something beyond even a je ne sais quoi to the GMM posts, but it's much faster to riff on memory than to yank out...
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    Played a lot since the patch hit and I haven't...

    Played a lot since the patch hit and I haven't really noticed a difference. There's theoretically supposed to be marginal improvements due to AIs not engaging in pointless unit-shuffling with...
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    Monks actually do use their weapon animations...

    Monks actually do use their weapon animations during Crippling Wave and Deadly Reach, but those aren't exactly popular skills anyway.

    And yeah, Thunder Ball is a real lifesaver of a skill when...
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    A few points to clarify, in case it helps: The...

    A few points to clarify, in case it helps:

    The no-delay-on-Bola-Shot property is actually quite helpful. Combined with the Imminent Doom rune, it makes Bola Shot do incredible instant AoE damage,...
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    Ironically, or perhaps not, the Tower levels were...

    Ironically, or perhaps not, the Tower levels were some of the preferred farming spots prior to patches, because they were relatively dense and you didn't have to ever spend time backtracking and...
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    There are a few exposition corridors, though they...

    There are a few exposition corridors, though they are somewhat populated:

    With Leah into Adria's Hut, and then the road between Adria's Hut and the Cathedral entrance -- while Adria's Hut has a...
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    From what I remember from following development...

    From what I remember from following development closely, weapon elemental effects were removed (ostensibly/according to the devs, maybe not in reality since you can't really trust that Blizzard's...
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    Yeah, I can't figure out where the extra few were...

    Yeah, I can't figure out where the extra few were coming from. I was puzzled before you edited it to indicate +30 or +10, since the +10 (equivalent) is all I'm getting in my game(s).
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    I believe trade routes exert full pressure, so...

    I believe trade routes exert full pressure, so long as the city is not within range of the 10 tile (13 tile with IP) pressure spread from the originating city. In other words, if you have Paris,...
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    What Founder beliefs did you take? They are not...

    What Founder beliefs did you take? They are not very well-balanced at the moment, but some are incredibly powerful. While it's not hard to generate masses of gold during endgame anymore, Tithe allows...
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