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@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.


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#761 mx-01 archon

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 04:30 AM

 

 

 

trash mobile game that spits in the face of Blizzards' core audience


I don't really get how this is "spits" in anyone's face. At most it seems like a poorly thought out move that garnered some possibly disproportional backlash rather than any attempt to insult anyone. Maybe in a vacuum it might have been better rather than the only "new" offering at a Blizzcon.

The problem is that the Diablo franchise's core audience is PC gamers, and they made the appearance of trying to sell a watered-down, likely microtransaction-laden game as the new great thing to that same crowd. It just wasn't the right crowd to play it to, and the cornered defensive act unfortunately made the whole thing worse.

If they had played it off casually as some side thing to maybe tide the fans over until the next proper game in the franchise, then maybe it would have gone better. But they tried to hype it as a must-have thing instead, and the fans laughed at them instead.

 

So yeah, it's more a mishandled approach rather than a "spit in your face" attempt to insult or antagonize.

 

 

It also comes on the back of around a year of Diablo 3 with no major gameplay adjustments (last major patch was following last year's Blizzcon).

 

Making matters worse, there was a community thread mid-Summer that suddenly got the fandom all jazzed up, by saying, essentially "stay tuned.  There'll be lots of cool new Diablo news in the near future!".  Coupled with the later news that the Diablo franchise was getting top show on the mainstage at BlizzCon, hype and speculation went through the roof... followed by a follow-up message only a week-ish before the Con saying "curb your enthusiasm".

 

It's been a roller coaster of emotions for the fandom over the last several months, and while it was partially the fandom's fault for getting worked up over all sorts of vagaries, the Diablo team didn't do a very good job of managing those expectations and they sorta set themselves up for failure on this one.



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:22 AM

People act like hearthstone isnt a microtransaction game that can be played mobile..

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:24 AM

Yeah, but Hearthstone has the least invasive microtransactions ever. 


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 12:35 PM

The best comment I've seen on this is it was like talking to a motorcycle club about bicycles.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 01:40 PM

The best comment I've seen on this is it was like talking to a motorcycle club about bicycles.

 

Trying desperately to sell bicycles to a motorcycle club, even.

 

"C'mon guys, you should love this!  You like two wheels, we've got two wheels, this is perfect for you!"



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Posted 05 November 2018 - 10:26 AM

 

 

 

 

trash mobile game that spits in the face of Blizzards' core audience


I don't really get how this is "spits" in anyone's face. At most it seems like a poorly thought out move that garnered some possibly disproportional backlash rather than any attempt to insult anyone. Maybe in a vacuum it might have been better rather than the only "new" offering at a Blizzcon.

The problem is that the Diablo franchise's core audience is PC gamers, and they made the appearance of trying to sell a watered-down, likely microtransaction-laden game as the new great thing to that same crowd. It just wasn't the right crowd to play it to, and the cornered defensive act unfortunately made the whole thing worse.

If they had played it off casually as some side thing to maybe tide the fans over until the next proper game in the franchise, then maybe it would have gone better. But they tried to hype it as a must-have thing instead, and the fans laughed at them instead.

 

So yeah, it's more a mishandled approach rather than a "spit in your face" attempt to insult or antagonize.

 

 

It also comes on the back of around a year of Diablo 3 with no major gameplay adjustments (last major patch was following last year's Blizzcon).

 

Making matters worse, there was a community thread mid-Summer that suddenly got the fandom all jazzed up, by saying, essentially "stay tuned.  There'll be lots of cool new Diablo news in the near future!".  Coupled with the later news that the Diablo franchise was getting top show on the mainstage at BlizzCon, hype and speculation went through the roof... followed by a follow-up message only a week-ish before the Con saying "curb your enthusiasm".

 

It's been a roller coaster of emotions for the fandom over the last several months, and while it was partially the fandom's fault for getting worked up over all sorts of vagaries, the Diablo team didn't do a very good job of managing those expectations and they sorta set themselves up for failure on this one.

 

 

It is even worse when you remember what has happened to some of the outside projects.  The big comic that was been writing by Marv Wolfman?  Canceled and gone.  The book of Adriana beastry?  Banished to limbo, and we have no idea when or even if the thing will come out now.  I really feel bad for the Diablo fans, I am not a big hardcore Diablo fan, though I do enjoy playing the games now and then. It just feels awful seeing this happen to them.

 

They really should have announced this at a Chinese based con like ChinaJoy, it would have really gone over much better there.  Yet, instead they hype the thing up to their most hardcore, dedicated, PC player, fans.  Going to Blizzcon is not easy.  Getting the tickets alone is a big test, as they sell out fast, plus the price and then the money needed for travel, lodging and meals, all which are expensive.

 

It is pretty obvious that Diablo Immortal is more intended for the East Asian market, with just how big Cell Phone gaming is there.  No matter what the Western Diablo fans think, this game will likely be a huge success there.

 

Just having it be the final announcement of the Opening Ceremonies was a huge miscalculation.  Blizzard wanted something new to be the finisher, they tend to  always do that.  However, there have been Blizzcons where the last announcement wasn't a new thing.  People may have not been as excited, but there would not be PR disaster.  If they still wanted something new to announce at the end they should have just used WC3 Reforged.  Yeah, it is not completely new, but considering the positive reception it has gotten, it would have been a safe move that would have left a lot of people happy.

 

Instead we have this situation with the Blizzard staff making things worse.  We all have seen the stuff from the panels, but the news we have gotten from the interviews is not much better.  Multiple people have asked flat out about micro-transactions, and Blizzard keeps ducking and evading the question.  The idea that they have not decided on the monetary means to get the game right now is laughable.  That was likely one of the first things they decided when then the game was approved.  Same for questions regarding the game design, all we hear about is stuff regarding Diablo assets, and the original questions being ignored.

 

The game itself right now just looks cheap, with Diablo 3 stuff thrown on top of an existing game.  Even having some new classes would have helped perception, instead of sticking with the Diablo 3 ones.  The Amazon, for example, would have been perfect to reintroduce here.


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Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:25 PM

It's important to remember that not anybody goes to Blizzcon, but the Blizzard devoted. This was a crowd of the most ardent defenders of the company and business...and they booed. They booed loudly.



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Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:41 PM

Booing that was then responded to with a sarcastic quip.

Blizzard had shoved their foot so far into their mouth that the audience cheered at a guy making fun of them. In public. At the convention.

That's a dire PR fail.

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#769 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 11:14 AM

well at least it's multiplatform

 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:34 AM

Is that coming out before or after Skyrim on that platform?



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:24 AM

And the big medias response to Blizzards disaster.

"Just shut up you self-entitled manbaby trolls! How dare you get upset at something new! You have no right to complain!"

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#772 Monocle

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:53 PM

And the big medias response to Blizzards disaster.

"Just shut up you self-entitled manbaby trolls! How dare you get upset at something new! You have no right to complain!"

 

Don't forget that Toxic Masculinity is also to blame.

 

Meanwhile none of the complaints were even remotely was related to that.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:56 PM

"Something new"...it's literally a reskin of an existing game. A game with blatant IP theft to begin with! Blizzard's literally rewarded a company for copying them!



#774 Monocle

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:06 PM

"Something new"...it's literally a reskin of an existing game. A game with blatant IP theft to begin with! Blizzard's literally rewarded a company for copying them!

 

Even worse, we know the game is going to not be as graphic and dark as the previous games.  Cause you know the Chinese government frowns on gore and undead in games as a well as a desire to get more people playing it and engaging in microtransactions.

 

So of course they are including the Necromancer whose entire kit is based around that!  Just, ugh.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:57 PM

Well, this is awkward. Circa 2014.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:41 PM

Spoiler

 

I have picked up Diablo III for the Switch.  It will be the first Diablo I've ever Diablo'd!


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:43 PM

You're gonna have some fun.

 

Ironbite-I went Crusader and probably will go back and do Act 1 with all classes soon enough.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:04 PM

So far so good:

 


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:56 AM

Oh and before anyone brings it up, I have realized that I got started on a seasonal character and fixed that mistake.  Thankfully I caught it before getting too far in XD


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:22 AM

just picked up my copy on Switch today.  Will spend some time with it tomorrow.  


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