Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ask Gauss

Here we are once again at the end of the weekend. Time to look back at all the time we wasted because we didn't get done what needed to be done, because we really enjoyed our time sitting back and doing absolutely nothing which was productive. Also since it is Sunday it means it is time for Ask Gauss the post of the week where I answer questions sent to me throughout the week. So why don't we just get right to it.

What do you think of them changing runestones in Diablo III to now being skill runes?

First off for those who don't know. Runestones were supposed to be drops which would augment your skills and make them do a variety of things from causing explosions, to knockbacks, or as simple as doing more damage or healing. These runes had a multitude of levels and you would have to find them throughout your progress in the game or you would have to trade for them in one way or another. Now as you could imagine this could be quite a time sink for those looking to completely customize their hero they way they wanted. This has been changed in the recent beta patch. Instead of having to find all the particular runestones you are now granted the abilities of the runestones as a skill rune as you level up your character. What this means now is all the way to level 60 you will get something for your character and not just a level. This means less time running around trying to grind out the particular stone and means now you can customize your hero the way you want without searching endless and hoping for luck. This now leaves all the grinding and treasure hunting Diablo is all about for just that Loot. So I like it.

Why do people care so much about the Nerfs in WoW?

WoW has become a game based on recognition ever since achievements were implemented. This gives players a way to track their progress and show that they are better than someone else. This is why so many players who play alts wanted account wide achievements so they could show off all they have done even if they toon hop quite often. So when a boss is nerfed and someone else gets that achievement they take it as an insult. They see it as something that they earned and that the other person who may have done it months after them did not deserve it because it was nerfed. You would think the whole one month before them would be good enough for them, but I honestly believe players won't be happy till nothing is nerfed and the game dies because the casual players the ones which contribute to most of the annual subscription money quit or until Blizzard gives them something extra special for killing something pre nerf so they have something else to sit around in the city on.

So I just beat FFXII-2 and I am really clueless.

Welcome to the party.

There you have it questions answered for this week. Hope you all got something out of it. As always keep sending in the questions and if I don't get to them on here it doesn't mean I will not answer them.

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