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    xanther reacted to dead sparrow in 01/13/15 - Character Creation Preview   
    That stat page appears to scroll down quite a bit more. Really curious what's down there. 
     
    Hunger resistance...this would seem to go, not just a pvp route, but a survival route as well...or indicate some of the non-pvp roles? Perhaps there's a mighty Baker class (there is a chubby dude hidden behind the guys sword). But being serious, the hunger resistance does add an interesting angle.
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    xanther got a reaction from bratscankill in Greetings from BenWP   
    You rang?
     
    /waves
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    xanther got a reaction from Conspiracy Theorist in Greetings from BenWP   
    You rang?
     
    /waves
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    xanther reacted to mal in Greetings from BenWP   
    I told him he was being asked for. He can't resist that, you know. ;-) <3
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    xanther got a reaction from benwp in Greetings from BenWP   
    Mike's in-game name was Ramsie, I believe.
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    xanther reacted to ashentemper in Greetings from BenWP   
    That was his official handle, not his stealth toon
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    xanther got a reaction from holam in Greetings from BenWP   
    You rang?
     
    /waves
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    xanther reacted to ashentemper in Good news, please consider what killed Shadowbane   
    Oh, it was worse than that... although I did hate that, too. The client and servers actually were a little different and where the server said you were wasn't where the client said you were... hence all the rubberbanding. It wasn't nearly as noticeable at normal speeds (except when there was server lag) since the adjustments were made quickly enough... but when you were going Mach 10, it almost looked like a blink spell because the server would correct you from almost half a map away, lol.
     
    The movement system was the first system I wanted to gank and start from scratch on... but it wasn't in the cards for the short-term so I went a little heavy-handed with the speed buffs and disallowed them from stacking. The plus is it made the Scout run skill a little more viable.
     
    Talk about ancient history...
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    xanther reacted to mourne in Good news, please consider what killed Shadowbane   
    lol, when you're running so fast that you hit up against that imaginary barrier of empty void (because the terrain couldn't load fast enough) you know it's time to nerf that poorly made socks.
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    xanther reacted to lindorn in Good news, please consider what killed Shadowbane   
    Mayson and I had a hearty debate with Ashen and a couple of the other guys from SB games years back for our podcast thing we were doing. I think it's impossible to know for sure as there were many factors, but I still feel strongly that one of the biggest ones were how utterly unplayable the game was for the first 6 or so months after launch.
     
    I know Shadowbane players and I know folks who played Shadowbane.  The second group has a lot of folks in it and it's usually not "my city was destroyed" that is the stated reason they decided to leave.  It was the SB.exe's, the cheating, or the general inability to log in and stay in game for an extended period that scared them off.  That's totally anecdotal, and maybe easily disproven, but my experience.
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    xanther got a reaction from doc gonzo in Good news, please consider what killed Shadowbane   
    It's too bad that we never got the chance to nerf stunning like we wanted to.
     
    That would have made a lot of people cry. :')
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    xanther reacted to ashentemper in Good news, please consider what killed Shadowbane   
    Hey, hey, hey, let's be nice... believe me, the run speed nerf was needed... it really was!!! ((waits to hear all about the things Ashen screwed up when he became Lead Designer))
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    xanther reacted to ashentemper in Good news, please consider what killed Shadowbane   
    As the person who probably worked on Shadowbane the longest (omg, did I really work on it from 2000 - 2008?!), there are a lot of great things Shadowbane proved... and a lot of hard lessons learned from it. I will say that some of what is listed above isn't the problem, its the symptoms from some of the core problems. For example, one of the biggest issues was that a guild could work for days, weeks, and months to build a city... and lose it overnight (and there was a time when they could lose it when none of them were online... 3am Banes ftw!). And not only would they lose the city, they'd have no place to go because they were too high level for the freeholds.
     
    That is just one example of many. So in many cases, it isn't "not doing X", it's learning why X was a problem and finding the real issue and addressing that.
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    xanther reacted to jtoddcoleman in Good news, please consider what killed Shadowbane   
    I didn't come here to repeat history.  It is my firm intention to make entirely new horrible mistakes.
     
    Todd
    ACE
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    xanther reacted to TullyAckland in You Heard the Man   
    Well said, Ben. 
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    xanther reacted to kickit in You Heard the Man   
    and that's fine, you do you and everyone else will do their own thing. The surprising thing is, people are offended by being called carebears and get mad. We're called asshats and we rock it.
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    xanther reacted to benwp in You Heard the Man   
    It's a funny picture, but Todd brought up a good point.  A significant portion of this new community is used to a different way of thinking in game.  Actually, we lost many of the people who spent time developing guilds and cities in SB because they were labeled "carebears" and had all their stuff torn down.  And SB needed those people just as much as it needed the rabid PVPers.  Give Crowfall--the game, the community, and the "carebears"--a chance to find it's way.  And then kill them.  
     
    But seriously, like he said: don't be an asshat.
     
    Ben
     
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    xanther reacted to ravensinger in Shadowbane and Wizard101: odd bedfellows   
    I love the disregard from the SB community for the W101/P101 Community. It will make defeating them that much sweeter when they realize "Some grandma or teen from a kid's game" beat them at their own game. That said, it is foolish to assume that we all are unexperienced in such environments as PvP or MMOs in general.
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    xanther reacted to souless in Shadowbane and Wizard101: odd bedfellows   
    Shadowbane was grand when it was still live. You won't get the real feel of Shadowbane playing the "emulators" today. There are to many players that have played so long that they all know the ins and outs of what works best. There is no "true" griefing. There is no "true" carebears. It's all mostly skilled players, some better then others in organization. The Shadowbane community needs more parody then there is now and I hope that this game will give us that so we don't keep playing the same broken record over and over again. 
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    xanther reacted to kickit in Shadowbane and Wizard101: odd bedfellows   
    I assure you most of sb'ers (aside from Drogenn and Protonix) are in their calm mode thus far.
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    xanther reacted to penguinlover201 in Shadowbane and Wizard101: odd bedfellows   
    Not from either of these games, and I have to say, this is better than 80% of the sitcoms on TV right now
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    xanther reacted to zoopz in Shadowbane and Wizard101: odd bedfellows   
    SB community won't win poorly made socks, we can't get along for more than 5 minutes lol
     
    We'll spin our loss into victory though so its all good.
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    xanther reacted to Agelmar in Shadowbane and Wizard101: odd bedfellows   
    The ones I burn down.
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    xanther reacted to morgrim shadowfist in Shadowbane and Wizard101: odd bedfellows   
    Completely fine. Empires will be built. And you know the thing about empires, some are bound to crumble. I wonder which one(s)?
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    xanther reacted to zoopz in Shadowbane and Wizard101: odd bedfellows   
    SB'ers
     
    http://i.imgur.com/lu1Goaq.gif
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