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  1. Can we please identify the 'good' lotto players so I can stake them?
  2. 13 minutes? Doesn't seem like a lot compared to the LotR extended versions. Probably because there was virtually no editorial discretion utilized in The Hobbit. Known in the industry as Lucas syndrome.
  3. Why is Azog shown in this trailer? Makes zero sense to include him in the storyline now. No orcs should show up east of the Misty Mountains until The Battle of Five Armies!
  4. I think the only working actor in their nineties right now is Betty White. Abe Vigoda says 'hi". Christopher Lee still going strong at 91 with recent roles as Saruman, Count Dooku, etc.
  5. I'm not involved in this (too busy atm), but I suggest you find an alternative to Pee Pal. They're d*cks and will put an indefinite hold on your $ with even a hint of suspicious transactions. And you just know that some bozo is gonna write "definitely not for an illegal gambling ring" in the memo and then the jig is up.
  6. Netflix desperately needs to upgrade their streaming UI. I can't search by director, it doesn't list recent additions, expiration dates for existing titles aren't readily available, heck my new releases list don't even get updated! The categorization is absurd and often incorrect, there's no way to sort by year or rating or user score or anything. Crap B-movies (and worse) are listed right alongside studio-funded releases, often in a seemingly disingenuous attempt to make it seem like their selection is better than it is (i.e., rip-offs that look like the real deal, but are complete trash). It would cost maybe a couple hundred grand to get this done with a few programmers in a few months, yet for a multimillion dollar enterprise they couldn't be bothered.
  7. Just saw it after buying the blu-ray (didn't see it in theaters). Overall was an enjoyable experience, though as always I question some of the choices Jackson makes to needlessly change the source material. I am supportive of how he has brought in the Necromancer storyline, and can't wait to see the White Council's efforts in the coming movies. On the other hand, I don't see the point in the Azog stuff, or needlessly changing details of the troll encounter/Goblin Town/dwarf&orc war backstory. Why not be faithful to Tolkien's vision in these parts?
  8. Come on now, uniques are precisely that - they are unique.They are designed with one main principle in mind, they will never be better than the best rares. They allow unique mods for items which they normally cannot obtain which translates into more unique builds which is exactly what you were arguing against in your first point. Uniques aren't even incredibly rare Idk how many hours I have played since open beta began, id ballpark it around 100-150, and I have found four unique boots, four unique gloves, two unique shields, two unique helmets, two unique amulets, two unique bows, one unique dagger and one unique sword. 18 total. But uniques are frequently best-in-slot, precisely because their mods can enable builds. That doesn't promote item diversity, it cripples the economy for everything but the uppermost echelon of rares - which need no assistance being valuable in the first place. I'm actually dismayed that they'll be introducing more uniques every week - I don't want to be able to pre-plan my exact build gear, that takes away the motivation to acquire loot in the first place!Except they arent.This is the case in one instance and its debatable even at that, Kaom's Heart Glorious Plate is widely considered the best unique in the game - it provides 1000 additional life but at the cost of its low max armor of around 680 and it can't have any sockets at all. This is a huge problem if you aren't a 2h user or a bow user. The only other unique really in the running is Lioneyes Glare Imperial Bow, which is going to be nerfed in one way or another, it still isn't the best bow in the game for physical or elemental builds, but it allows for bow users to drop resolute technique (which gives never miss, never crit) because Lioneye's Glare's unique mod is never miss. Your second point is awful, and I think this just isn't the type of game for you - if you play this game without a build in mind then you will fail everytime adding variety is always better. You're just flat wrong. Plenty of uniques are best-in-slot at all levels for certain builds.And you misunderstood the second point. Once you have a best-in-slot for your build, you no longer need to keep looking for upgrades, which is the whole point of ARPGs. If I can easily identify and buy all of the best-in-slots, all I need to do is appropriately level my character to use them and be fully equipped. Eliminating the search for gear by the introduction of a deep pool of uniques is a mistake.
  9. Come on now, uniques are precisely that - they are unique.They are designed with one main principle in mind, they will never be better than the best rares. They allow unique mods for items which they normally cannot obtain which translates into more unique builds which is exactly what you were arguing against in your first point.Uniques aren't even incredibly rare Idk how many hours I have played since open beta began, id ballpark it around 100-150, and I have found four unique boots, four unique gloves, two unique shields, two unique helmets, two unique amulets, two unique bows, one unique dagger and one unique sword. 18 total.But uniques are frequently best-in-slot, precisely because their mods can enable builds. That doesn't promote item diversity, it cripples the economy for everything but the uppermost echelon of rares - which need no assistance being valuable in the first place. I'm actually dismayed that they'll be introducing more uniques every week - I don't want to be able to pre-plan my exact build gear, that takes away the motivation to acquire loot in the first place! I must be doing something wrong because I've probably logged close to 50 hrs of game play and I've only wound up with one unique...and its a pair of gloves I don't even use. I have my increased rarity % mods as high as I can get them too.You can farm these at a rate of about 10+ per hour with boss runs and multi-logging. This is why you constantly see people spamming 10+ uniques in trade chat (these are the ones they don't trash).Also, consider what would happen when you have a million people actively playing the game. At a rate of even 1 unique per 50 hours, that would generate 20000 uniques per hour across the league.
  10. Come on now, uniques are precisely that - they are unique.They are designed with one main principle in mind, they will never be better than the best rares. They allow unique mods for items which they normally cannot obtain which translates into more unique builds which is exactly what you were arguing against in your first point.Uniques aren't even incredibly rare Idk how many hours I have played since open beta began, id ballpark it around 100-150, and I have found four unique boots, four unique gloves, two unique shields, two unique helmets, two unique amulets, two unique bows, one unique dagger and one unique sword. 18 total.But uniques are frequently best-in-slot, precisely because their mods can enable builds. That doesn't promote item diversity, it cripples the economy for everything but the uppermost echelon of rares - which need no assistance being valuable in the first place. I'm actually dismayed that they'll be introducing more uniques every week - I don't want to be able to pre-plan my exact build gear, that takes away the motivation to acquire loot in the first place!
  11. This is a great game, just started playing it and have gone through my typical alt-itis.Some criticisms though that I hope will be addressed soon:1) dependence on +life/+resist/+armor makes passive selection too rigid2) non-intuitive game mechanics (which support gems affect which skill gems, hidden vendor recipes, etc.)3) player avatars ... please let me wear pants! also, some customization of gender/face/clothing would be nice (I'd pay good $ for this)4) trade-based economy needs better item acquisition systems5) more variety in skill types (channeled spells, non-splash AoE, direct damage curses, charge-up and combo'd melee attacks, etc.)6) temporary player buffs should be re-worked, frenzy/endurance/power charge skills are too limiting to be incorporated into most buildsI also wish uniques were removed from the game. You can't support an RNG-based item economy with these competing items.
  12. freaking ikaruga and all it's spawn
  13. I don't really like this Asperger's version of Holmes and Moriarty.
  14. LOTR could have easily been made into 6 movies and still been awesome.The wargs would still suck. Peter Jackson admitted to that immediately. It was the one thing he said he wished he would have had more time to work on.The one thing? Grrrrr ... Although the films were a tremendous accomplishment, if there was one thing he should have improved it should have been the battle at pelargir and then pelennor fields. He really screwed up the story there for no good reason. I can forgive the handling of Helms Deep, but not Pelennor and the Army of the Dead.