Randomlampy Comments

  • ArenaNet holds frank Reddit debate on Guild Wars 2 loot-grind

  • Randomlampy 27/11/2012

    @WinterSnowblind Fair do's as I said I didn't look for everything just kept an eye on their old blog, to my mind some of the blog posts implied that there wouldn't be any "end game" to grind for (or raise levels for) since the "whole game was end game". Thats what sold me on it.

    Then again I enjoyed CoH precisely because of its lack of "end game" alting and playing with lower level friends was always more satisfying.
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  • Randomlampy 27/11/2012

    While I'm sure I didn't pore over every detail pre-launch, I don't recall seeing anything about an eventual level-cap raise either. While theres nothing wrong with that in a game the general sales patter from A-Net left me with the impression that that sort of thing (and new gear) wasn't going to happen.

    [edit] Kudos for the AMA though, were some clearer answers given than on main site, and I appreciate that, even if I don't like what those answers say.
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  • Guild Wars 2 players upset at the apparent arrival of an end-game armour grind

  • Randomlampy 15/11/2012

    @Zaiz Thats true regarding the DoT in GW1 but wasn't it also able to be applied to existing gear, the current iteration is that its only available on this new Higher stat gear thats been added.

    Effectively what was once top tier gear is not only second best but also unable to be used in "end game". After only 3 months!

    Its a grave portent for the game!! Doom I say ;)
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  • Randomlampy 15/11/2012

    @dogmanstaruk Ah, gotcha matey, yeah thats true. Reply +1
  • Randomlampy 15/11/2012

    @dogmanstaruk

    Resitance? theres no resistance in WvW. Some of the gear you can acquire from WvW has a different Primary/secondary stat order but theres no difference statistically between gear got in WvW and PvE.

    I think a lot of the panic stems from the fact that this new tier is statistically better from every other piece of armor in the game now, whether acquired from PVE or WvW. Plus some of the new armor can only be dropped in the new dungeon counter to currently where you can get comparable pieces from every activity, Crafting/WvW/dungeons etc.
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  • Randomlampy 15/11/2012

    @Neppy Not sure about GW1 as I never played that but apparently it was similar to GW2 (as it was sold) where there isn't a "traditional endgame" you are downlevelled in starter areas so you can still get rewards from content there, and there are dungeons to run for unique (only cosmetic) armors etc, WvWvW (which is much more fun than it has any right to be), exploration, jumping puzzles and alting to be had.

    Apparently gear from GW1 year one would still be comparable to gear from GW1 today.
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  • Randomlampy 15/11/2012

    GW2 isn't perfect by any means but it was at least "different" in the way that end game gear wasn't a chore to acquire and once acquired it was said that you would only have to "grind" for cosmetic changes. There are plenty of games where this isn't the case, it would be nice to have just one that wasn't about a grind every few months.

    ANet are also adding a similar "gate" to end game content as Lord of the rings Online "Radiance" in the same patch which is of some concern, as that didn't do too well for that game.
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  • PlayStation Vita update locks memory cards to PSN accounts

  • Randomlampy 29/08/2012

    Sony is working hard to make the Vita look less and less appealing, my bank balance thanks you. Reply +82
  • Guild Wars 2: "You will never be at a statistical disadvantage when playing PVP"

  • Randomlampy 02/08/2012

    I also like how WvWvW is built around attackers v defenders and that you don't see character names over peoples heads. It would be nice to think of it reducing needless griefing, but it also gives the battles a "Team" field and it feels more immersive to just be fighting the Enemy rather than "IPWNY0000!" or something equally amusing. Reply +1
  • Randomlampy 02/08/2012

    @SClaw
    Having had a (admittedly short) PVP blast last beta I'm not convinced how well button mashing would hold out against an experienced player (or team). If it made such a difference wouldn't you see more button mashers cleaning up at arcade fighter tournaments. (unless of course this happens, I don't follow much in the way of esports)
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  • Lovefilm responds to PS3 identity theft

  • Randomlampy 28/04/2011

    Strangley more apologetic than Sony have been so far,



    Though Having tried it for a month I agree that the Lovefilm service on PS3 is pretty piss poor.

    Don't see why they should entertain giving compensation though. Though it would make them look very good in the consumers eyes and may set the bar for Sony.
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  • Sony: your card data was encrypted

  • Randomlampy 28/04/2011

    Post 8

    "Great! Well done Sony! If I was in the same position. I too would have chosen to encrypt credit card details over personal info. Because to encrypt both sets of data would have probably been really hard an meant working into the lunch break and missing either Loose Women or Doctors or maybe even both!"



    Ha!



    /give jelly



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  • "Unethical" Langdell booted from IGDA

  • Randomlampy 15/10/2010

    \o/



    Will the comeuppance never end?



    /hopes not
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