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Magister Lajciak

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  1. Heh, you guys remind me of former smokers! Like piracy, smoking is a bad thing and smokers who quit are often the most vehement anti-smoking crusaders, whereas non-smokers tend to be less agitated about others smoking.
  2. I don't think anyone here has a problem with reasonable anti-DRM folks, Well, I am 100% opposed to DRM measures that make me reliant on external sources (e.g. activation servers) to play a game. Beyond that point, however, I am not even anti-DRM as such and don't mind things like CD-keys, having to have the DVD inside the drive and so on. I am even fine with program blacklisters that some DRM schemes use. Heck, I don't even mind SecuROM as such, despite what my signature says, I only mind it because the latest version introduced online activation and install limits. But introduce online activation and install limits and the game becomes an automatic no-buy item. I don't think anybody is defending the right of pirates to infringe on the copyright of game companies. They obviously don't have such a right - I don't think that's really in question here.
  3. A woman I know on the DA board bought 25 copies and sent one to me. Who did that? Imported Beer? Yes. Though I think she only ended up buying ten. Either way, instead of sending me a copy, she ordered one from amazon.com and sent it to me. Now I'm trying to figure out what to send her. You could always send her a copy of Dragon Age or perhaps some sort of Dragon Age module after they are released. A bouquet of flowers might be appreciated too, but then you might have her husband hunting you down!
  4. True. But I was comparing it to the limited activation versions of SecuROM, etc. In that case we are in agreement!
  5. A woman I know on the DA board bought 25 copies and sent one to me. Who did that? Imported Beer?
  6. ROFL! I am so going to use this image if Dragon Age does turn out to have restrictive DRM (if it does I will also stop buying games from EA on an indefinite basis, but that's another matter)!
  7. I don't. Steam is just another form of DRM, albeit a slightly more attractive one than most. I agree that Steam is just another form of DRM, but I think it is less attractive than most. Most games of the past few years have still used CD activation keys and I find those to be far more attractive as a form of DRM.
  8. OK - fair enough - thanks for explaining your position better. I do think BioWare did try new directions with Jade Empire and Mass Effect. I bought neither of those games - I tend to prefer more traditional and less 'action-based' RPGs and Mass Effect had unacceptable DRM, but they are there for those who want them. Many of us still do enjoy traditional types of fantasy with some twists, which Dragon Age promises to deliver. There is no reason BioWare cannot cater to both the traditionalists like me and those yearning for something new like you - they can do that and are doing so, but with different games.
  9. Well said - I honestly don't get what's with all the BioWare hate on here. BioWare and Obsidian are the two developers making RPGs of a style I enjoy and their approaches are relatively similar (yes, there are some differences, but similar overall), so why the Bio-hate?
  10. Ha, way to help out Rorie. Yeah, at least you could answer us one of these three questions: 1) Is it a licensed game or a new IP? (My suspicion: licensed game - hence the early contract signing) 2) Is it a fantasy game, a sci-fi game or a modern game? 3) Is it a RPG? It is a game. But srsly, not going to be able to talk about anything for a while. I'm sure you guys will have fun speculating in the meantime. Alright - I guess you are bound by those pesky secrecy contracts and have to keep --> My speculation: 1) Licensed game (hint from the contract signing so early on) 2) I am unsure here - it could be fantasy or sci-fi - I doubt it is set in contemporary/modern times 3) RPG - Obsidian is good at those, so why mess with success...
  11. I know...a tad excessive, probably, but what the hell... My laptop was starting to depress me. I think it's great. If you can afford it - more power and kudos to you!
  12. I will second the 'second best' advice. It is generally much better value for money.
  13. Ha, way to help out Rorie. Yeah, at least you could answer us one of these three questions: 1) Is it a licensed game or a new IP? (My suspicion: licensed game - hence the early contract signing) 2) Is it a fantasy game, a sci-fi game or a modern game? 3) Is it a RPG?
  14. Heh, I just played some Starcraft the other day. Yep, I still play old games of this sort! I guess that's why I get riled at draconian DRM (DDRM) that requires online activation (and thus presence of company servers) and limits the number of installs.
  15. I think the game-footage looks awesome. I really don't know what kind of expectation people had for this game if they expected even better.
  16. I thought they said the game did not reach the Blizzard standard of fun? Don't mourn the passing of the adventure game genre - many of its conceits have been assimilated by the CRPG genre, so it is more like the merging of the two than the elimination of one of these two.
  17. K3 would be super-awesome, but we cannot realistically expect that given the TOR MMORPG, so it is best not to build up expectations.
  18. What are the odds that this might be related? An RPG where we might saw trees?
  19. Whereas I love D&D and would welcome a new D&D game, whatever its name (Neverwinter Nights 3 or Baldur's Gate 3 - it makes little difference, as neither is going to be tied to the original story of either of those games), I truly cannot stand 4E (which for me isn't even D&D) and I fear any new D&D game would have to follow that abomination of a ruleset and flavor. Most of all, I would welcome KOTOR 3, but given TOR, that seems unrealistic. Given these limitations, I hope either for a new NWN 2 expansion, or a new IP.
  20. I intend to keep on buying them, so I definitely hope that they keep on making them! I love fantasy! I have no interest in RPG games set in contemporary settings.
  21. Compared to Czech version the English voiceover of W3 was godly!!! I played Czech version for 15 minutes then sold it and imported UK version... I have only made the mistake of buying a Czech version of a computer game once. Ever since then I refuse to buy a game version in any language other than English, even if I really want the game and only the Czech version is available (Slovak versions are pretty much nonexistent anyway). I am in the U.S. at the moment, which makes it easier to practice this particular policy of mine, but I kept to it even when in Slovakia.
  22. I have to say that I really like what BioWare is doing with Dragon Age. I like traditional fantasy with some subtle new twists to it and that is precisely what Dragon Age promises to offer. I love the graphics and the style in general. I am really looking forward to the game - in fact, for me it's the most anticipated game at the moment. Barring some sort of DRM fiasco or unforseen circumstances, I am will surely buy this game.
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