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    posted a message on I can tell you all one thing
    Quote from Zlurk

    I am curious as well. What's the topic of discussion? o.O is it that you can't place your skills wherever you want as easily? :(

    You can. Elective Mode. Though I won't lie, the UI for elective mode is pretty poorly done.

    It's probably because everyone had convinced themselves runes were going to operate a certain way, while Blizzard was saying "not done yet", and now everyone is mad it didn't happen the way they wanted.

    Personally, I think the rune system is good. I'd rather get runes through natural progression rather than random drops. There's enough randomness as it is.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Senior Game Producer Is gone.
    People need to stop just reading and assuming what they want to believe.

    There's absolutely nothing indicating he was "let go", that he left because of "delays", or that he was even remotely unhappy. Maybe he was given a better offer somewhere else? Maybe his wife has a career and got relocated? Maybe he's tired of game production, and wants to produce something else? Maybe he just didn't like his job? Maybe he had an affair with a co-worker, and got the fuck out? :P I know everyone here assumes working for Blizzard would be all smiles and rainbows, but I doubt it really is, especially as a producer. I can't imagine the stress and pressure that some of these people need to deal with. And for what? An ungrateful community that does nothing but tear their meaningless Twitter posts apart, and form their own baseless conclusions like displayed here? If it was something controversial, Blizzard wouldn't have allowed a potential PR disaster to unfold over Twitter.

    Senior positions are based on experience, not necessarily the time he spent with the company. Who here is even certain he was involved in D3 from the start? You can enter a company as a "Senior".

    I could go on, but my point ultimately comes down to this. Stop with the conspiracy theories. A guy left a company for reasons unknown, with nothing indicating they were negative (or positive). I'm sure thousands of people in America a day, quit their jobs. Nothing to be surprised about.

    I'm not trying to be offensive, nor am I "mad bro", but how some peoples heads work just baffles me beyond belief.

    It seems to me there may have been a conflict in the workplace, and he was asked to leave, with dignity.

    Case in point. Based on what? Your overzealousness and impatience for a game that you want to come out sooner than later?

    Fact is, not *everyone* at Blizzard is as interested in the games they develop as you are. Not everyone cares so much, that they would quit their job because of the direction a project is going. People leave jobs. Oh my.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Any news from Game Rating Board in South Korea?
    Quote from Harison07

    Korea GRB finally gave a rating today!


    Korean-speaking guy confirmed its true:
    I speak fluent Korean, and yes, it has passed.
    The folks in the comment section of that article is going NUTS, understandable.

    No RMAH for Korea though, them's the breaks I guess.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Development Article Soon, What's NOT Delaying the Game, Zarhym on "The Big Meeting"
    Quote from Greenjoke

    apparently nothing is delaying d3 release. it's magically happening with no explanation.

    Don't be thick. He was referring specifically to the Korea "theory".

    The game isn't done. Simple as that. Get over it. etc.
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on South Korea bans late night gaming for under 16 year olds.
    Quote from Veggie50

    If those 10-11 year olds are staying up till 2 am, I believe this law may make some sense.

    Kids are punished enough as a result of bad parenting, this "law" just compounds it further.

    This of course is ignoring the obvious difference in culture. I'm not condoning 11 year olds walking around at 3am, but it's ultimately a result of the parents.
    Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
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    posted a message on Firebats Skill Runed, Beta Key Contests, Leveling Curve, Interview with Leonard, and Book of Cain Drawings
    Quote from Johnnyxp64

    you are joking right? what is here to be confirmed?

    this is a print layout machine that print books, and there is no dought this is NOT a "fake" picture!

    whats the point of waiting on confirmation?


    I work in promotions, as a graphic artist and print designer. I have access to machines that could easily replicate this using standard pieces of art found all over in the internet and a handful of minutes using Photoshop, some of them even in an acceptable resolution for such a print job (though, it would be unneeded for something like this)

    So I wouldn't be so quick to assume that someone with too much time on their hands wants to stir the pot a little.

    so wrong dude SO wrong.

    true and real diablo players know their lore well and then play the game!
    i always read the manual stories to get in motion and then hit the play button!

    It's not wrong. We live in an age of instant gratification and self entitlement. You'd be surprised how few people actually care "deeply" about lore, compared to how many want to "LOG ON AND GET LOOTZ LOL"
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on The Stigma of Drugs
    Quote from GhostLoad
    Just to make it clear, marijuana doesn't actually help glaucoma at all, it just relieves (temporarily) some of the pressure in the skull. Why smoke weed to not solve your medical issue when you can take medication prescribed my a doctor to actually do your eyes some good?

    Here's a great example of the ignorance surrounding pot.

    You know prescription drugs also don't help glaucoma at all, right? Both pot and prescription drugs are nothing more than a temporary treatment, so what's your point? Because prescription drugs are so depended on, and socially accepted that it's okay to be ignorant about it?

    You should do some research on prescription drugs sometime, or watch TV and listen to the 3 minute commercial on <insert prescription drug> where 2:45 of the commercial is listing the side effects and issues that can be caused by them. Let alone the slowly progression organ damage (mostly, stomach) that can occur by using prescription drugs too much (appropriate point to make for an ailment like glaucoma where you'll be taking them for the rest of your life).

    Then do some research on pot and come back and tell me which is better for your body.

    Simply put, prescription drugs are more harmful than most controlled substances, *especially* pot. But everyone turns a blind eye towards that fact, because unlike controlled substances, you've been convinced that they're good. Some of them can be helpful of course, but in this example I'd much rather smoke a few joints to temporarily ease glaucoma than take prescription drugs for the exact same effect. Pots effects are also immediate, unlike a pill.

    This is assuming that you aren't abusing the hell out of it. Pot is smoke. It creates tar and residue inside your lungs, much like a cigarette (albeit, contains significantly less toxins). It's not like pot is "healthy for you", but moderation is key like anything.

    Let's just go ahead and legalize everything and let the fucktards do hardcore drugs & kill themselves. Darwinism at it's finest.

    What a dumb comment. Why would anyone legalize everything? At least pretend like you're not a narrowminded fool without a shred of common sense in this discussion.

    Go do some research on any country where pot is de-criminalized to the point of social acceptance (I say that, because there isn't a single country where it is truly, fully "legal". No, not even Netherlands), and compare drug crimes, abuse and related deaths per capita... you'll quickly see that most, of not all nations have significantly less problems with these than countries where it's outright banned.
    Posted in: Off-Topic
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    posted a message on New Diablofans, Blue Posts, Blizzard Artworks
    Quote from DragonJunkie

    dont like the smaller avatars :(

    I do. Hopefully next up are obnoxiously large signatures (no offense lol)

    Site looks good, though I'm not sure if the color scheme works quite as well as mmo-champs does (since the layouts are very similar).
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Making 60k a year can i afford this car..?
    Quote from Moxx

    Why would you spend money like that on a fucking car? It's value is cut in half the moment you turn the key. Absolute waste.

    Exaggerate much.
    Posted in: Off-Topic
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    posted a message on Poll: Would you change your sex for 5 million dollars?
    Quote from venom1stas

    Imagine your first menstrial period on your change. You gona shit yourself so much and wish you never ever done that.
    No I wouldnt do it, if the question was to start life as a new person of opposite sex + 5$ million maybe its worth a thnk. But getting a replacement body would freak me out too much

    I don't think you understand how sex changes work. You don't get a working female reproduction system which you would need to have a menstrual cycle.
    Posted in: Off-Topic
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    posted a message on Your WoW Packets are being Counted
    Quote from Moxx

    I'm just not sure what you're getting at.

    Me either.

    I honestly don't understand the point you're trying to make, OP. All I see is uninformed fear mongering about something I'm convinced you don't really understand in the first place.

    Quote from Dolaiim

    I found it pretty amazing that packets are being classified by your service provider based not just on protocol type (video, http, VoIP, etc), but the actual application type, on a per-game, per-application basis.. in QoS. It's good for optimization of media traffic in networks, it's bad for privacy.

    Make sense?

    How is it "bad" for privacy? This is what you're failing to explain. I assure you, that service providers have more information about your statistics than what protocols you're using.

    edit: Removed some unnecessary sass, I'm not trying to start a fight. I just don't really understand the concern here. These optimizations don't provide them anymore information than they already can access. All these are for, are classifications to tell the network how to optimize your requests. WoW, CoD and others are very popular and widely used. Service providers would be foolish to *not* provide optimization for these services given their magnitude. But believe me, a MAC and IP address is the least of your concerns. I'd be more worried about Blizzard scanning your memory allocation at any given time. Blizzard already has your MAC and IP address anytime you connect to the servers.
    Posted in: Warcraft & WoW
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    posted a message on Is January 17th still viable?
    Quote from Ayr_Izaelle

    Quote from Astion

    The RMAH is working beautifully on the Beta.

    Tested it yesterday, lot of bugs sorry.

    I guess I was the only person that realized the post was sarcasm.

    And nobody said Q1, they said "early 2012", which actually gives Blizzard 2 quarters to work with. Anything before half could be construed as "early in the year".
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Never Completed Game
    Mission 12 appears to be a MD5 hash

    In fact, it is. I just can't figure out the importance of that lol
    Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
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    posted a message on New U.S. Act Against Piracy, Government Power to Shut Down Websites
    Quote from GhostLoad

    Quote from Sabvre

    I'm honestly in support of blocking piracy/torrent sites.

    I cannot think of a legitimate reason not to except people who want to download from it. Piracy is NOT free speech, and if a website doesn't want to be blocked then it should simply prevent contributing to piracy.

    You know that whole thing about it being illegal but not morally wrong to steal a loaf of bread to keep from starving to death, yadda yadda? With the recession we're in and the ridiculously high unemployment rates, is it so illegitimate and immortal to pirate content instead of just doing without? I know myself & many friends have pirated a CD of a band we never had heard of, it got us really into their stuff, and then we bought tickets to see them in concert. No pirating that CD = no ticket sold to us, because why would we have been interested in the first place?


    Anyways, the bigger deal here in general is the bill is NOT 100% intended to control piracy, it's to control the use of the internet under the guise of stopping copyright infringement.

    Edit: If you DON'T want this ridiculous bill passed, go to https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/amend-constitution-making-internet-unalienable-right/YJ3fXQcm (whitehouse.gov website) and sign the petition to take it out before it's put in place!

    Your analogy, and comparisons are both terrible. You should be ashamed of yourself for even attempting to defend stealing software and comparing it to morals, and then trying to spin it off as something positive for the creators. You *need* to eat, you don't *need* to play games/watch videos/listen to music/surf the internet. Hurp.

    While I'm completely against the regulation of information, your post is just ridiculous.

    People will just migrate and host their sites in other countries that aren't stupid. We'll also see a surge in paid, reliable proxies. It's not the end of the world, it's just an inconvenience because America feels obligated to control the world.
    Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
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    posted a message on Boss Info Artwork Update, Stackable Items @ AH
    Is it me, or I read somewhere (or saw somewhere) that there were going to be 5 acts ?

    No, there's only 4.

    However, ages ago when the beta client was initially released, someone data mined some strings that mentioned Act 5 and act 6. However, these are very likely expansion acts.

    On topic: Boub rocks my pants, when I wear pants.
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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