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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 11:00AM dudes said

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The mythical land of outdoors? I've heard of that place but always scoffed it away as a legendary fairy tale to scare nerds.

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 3:29PM Ardra Diva said

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@dudes

Takes way too long for the storyline to unfold and all that waits you as far as endgame content is a permadeath.

;)
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 11:13AM Quarlo said

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I took a walk. straight to burger king for the Texas double whopper (no lettuce). Thanks for the advice.

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 11:39AM Niieh said

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i already did all my quests there... :)

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 1:02PM (Unverified) said

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I live in Austin; too hot to be outside.

Wonder if any of the multitude of local devs would be interested in a water balloon war...

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 1:15PM Nyghtsaber said

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"The sun -- it burns us, precious."

"I wonder how my auctions are currently selling?" *walks right into traffic*

Yeah, the outdoors may seem tempting and peaceful, but...

you'll never get a sunburn, bee sting, hit by a car, randomly kicked in the testes, spit on, pee'd on, rained on, shot at, approached by a crazy lady with a cat in a baby stroller that she thinks is a real baby, OR get chaffing between your thighs while your sitting inside at your computer!

Food for thought...Oooo, food...hot pocket time! xD

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 2:17PM runzwithsizzorz said

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Just sitting here outside with my laptop cause its soooooooo freakin' gorgeous here is the northeast today.

I do have a question.

I would like to change the email address associated with my account. Is there any way to do that?

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 6:49PM HiroProtagonist7 said

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On the gold sellers topic-

I'd rather buy gold from a seller then items from a shop. The industry has everyone chanting "gold sellers are evil" as they deploy their item shops, however consider these points

1) Gold sellers don't take anything from the game or inject anything into the economy that wasn't there first.

2) Item shops remove achievement, challenge and decimate crafting.

3) You can buy items with your gold, but you can not accelerate leveling or skills. You also don't have access to any item that people with less money don't have even though you can afford things sooner.

4) Gold sellers 'work' for the money in-game and sell you something that has value in the game world.

5) Item shops sell icons that they replicated

6) Gold sellers can't affect the difficulty of the game before or after they make their sale

7) The entire F2P business model is to adjust game difficulty to get you to use buffs faster.

Sure they're annoying to players, but in reality they're only moving and redistributing parts of the game that already existed. They operate in a closed system - they don't have the ability to damage anything at all. Item shops' goals are to inject as much from outside the game world as they can.

All in all, to me it would feel a lot better buying gold from a source that operates by the same rules I do in-game then buying any buffs from the same person who controls the difficulty of the game.

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 6:52PM HiroProtagonist7 said

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@HiroProtagonist7

"buying any buffs from the same person who controls the difficulty of the game."

is close, but its clearer to say

"buying any buffs from the same person who controls the need for those buffs."
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 10:41PM PrimeSynergy said

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Oh sweet, didn't see this coming lol.

Well, I'm not sure if this is a good or a bad thing then but I figured it might be interesting to know that originally Catherine was too hard when it was first released in Japan to they actually patched it there (we got the post-patch version) to make it easier.

I had my fair share of trouble with the game so I don't even want to think about what it like before they decided to turn down the crazy lol

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 8:30AM Dartanis said

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My question:

Where was that picture for this column taken? I looks alot like a church-sermon area in a park in Hackettstown, NJ...

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