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MAG Factions, Character Classes Info

Sometimes, when you're on the fence about purchasing a game, you only need to examine the characters/classes that will be available.

Perhaps you've been thinking about downloading that big ol' MAG beta test but you're not entirely sold on the idea. Well, before you make any rash decisions, check out the Factions and Classes; the descriptions alone are pretty damn cool. You probably already know about the three Factions: S.V.E.R. ("The fire within fuels the true warrior"), Raven ("Precision in training and battle, above all else"), and Valor ("Improvise, adapt, overcome"). But once you've decided upon a Faction, you must then decide on a Class and you're free to experiment, of course: you've got the Snipers, which is pretty self-explanatory, Demolitions experts (BOOM!), Medics, Machine Gunners, and the ever-courageous Paratroopers. Although we haven't had sufficient time with the beta over the past few months, we've heard some solid feedback along with the minor complaint that it's "not as big as expected." Well, bear in mind that we're still only playing a beta and we're willing to bet that more upgrades and enhancements will continue to come down the pike even after the full game is launched.

That's the nature of MMOs, really. The online environment needs constant attention and updating if it's to remain both playable and ceaselessly intriguing, so don't think MAG is anywhere close to being "finished."

Related Game(s): MAG

1/10/2010 9:46:59 PM John Shepard

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Comments (51 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 10:30:40 PM
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Yeah it feels pretty weak at the moment, but it certainly has potential. Thing is, I might need that hard drive space again soon...

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bigrailer19
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:57:30 PM

Yeah its not as great as i had hoped. Even as a beta I thought there would be more going on.
As you said though there is tons of potential, at this point it relies on the gamers though.

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geovanwitdakick
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 10:34:13 PM
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it does feel weak World, I see more enemies in a Deathmatch in Uncharted 2 than a Sabotage on MAG. I'm going to be a SVER, & I figure alot of people will be as well, with Gamestop giving out that pre-order bonus specifically for the SVER faction.

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Cholo Gamer
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 10:39:36 PM
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I like turtles. Anyways um should I buy this game I haven't tested the beta yet, is it any good?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 10:41:31 PM

Well...test the beta and find out. That's what it's there for. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 10:45:47 PM

lol, no kiddin.

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Cholo Gamer
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 11:15:31 PM

It took to long to retrieve the data so I stopped it at like 70%.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 10:47:19 PM
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I thought the beta ended tonight. No?

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therabbitkinge
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 10:48:14 PM
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Well as long as customization is a factor im game. I've got to be able to customize my character in any online game or I feel like cannon fodder for other clone warriors T^T

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 11:19:42 PM
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Im a S.V.E.R./Sniper/Medic xD

Off-topic:
Just beat bioshock, does anyone know if a demo for bioshock 2 will come out?

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 11:21:15 PM

And i noticed that if your lower then lvl 10 and want to play in a 256 people match, you can do that by joining a friends party. I gained so much exp...thought i got bored of the beta quick but thats just me.

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___________
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 11:40:17 PM
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not as big as expected?
you gotta be kidding me!
the maps are freaking MASSIVE!, the maps size is the only thing that did not disappoint me with the beta.
o that and the servers were rock solid, there was hit detection issues and LAG, but for once i can hope on the PSN and play a MP game for 4 hours straight with no problems.
its a miracle!
:'( never thought id see the day.

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:31:52 AM

These maps are small compaired to the ones in the Battlefield series. I'm not sure about the size of the maps on the console versions or any other console game since I have never taken my consoles online, but the PC versions open up even bigger once you hop online. And I haven't been impressed with MAG at all so far. Sure it's a nice little timekiller ( I miss that series) but it just doesn't look like it's going to have the staying power that an MMO needs to really be successful.

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___________
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:52:04 AM

fair enough, ive never played battlefield online so i cant say.
though i really wished zipper would go back to socom.
just give us another socom game and make sure its got a good long storyline and single player mode and ill be happy.
socom and BLACK were the best shooters on PS2.
or even make a cop tactical shooter like SWAT 4.
loved that game, it was so engaging and really made you think before storming in and shooting the place up.
yea thats what i want zippper to do, create their own version of SWAT.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 11:42:31 PM
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Raven FTW, LOL, anwyayz, I haven't played since the closed beta really, only once on the gamestop beta and a lot has been fixed that I've seen through stream and other stuff, but after losing all my stuff I felt sad and didn't go back as I knew it'd all be gone again, haha. Sadly, if it was coming out a bit later, like mid-feb I'd be able to buy it, but I'm going on vacation the week it's out so no buy for me for awhile. argh

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jaybiv
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:16:16 AM
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This recent beta was fun, but I think I'm going to pass on this one. There are several other games that I like to play right now that I would quickly fall behind in MAG. Much like Warhawk and Socom Confrontation, I'd be nothing but easy prey.

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johnld
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:37:16 AM

hahaha, but if you dont get it close to launch then you definitely WILL fall behind and be easy prey.

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LowKey
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:19:47 AM
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SEVER has all the AK series right? Those weapons are wayyy overpowered. RAVEN 4 LIFE BIBLIATCHES HA HAAA!

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DarkUnHoly
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:39:26 AM
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I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I HAVE PLAYED mag AND IT IS THE WORST. IT WILL NEVER BEAT COD. AND WHATS WITH THE TUROK GRAPHICS. THIS GAMES BLOWS AND GIVES ME THE SHIT SQUIRTS.

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javon_27
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:53:24 AM

Okay, what? Turok graphics? Really? First off, MAG's graphics are beautiful, considering it has to accommodate 256 players. Secondly, COD is for twitch gamers who don't mind dying every 5 seconds as long as they get their kills. MAG is NOT about kills. It is about teamwork and fulfilling your duties as assigned by your squad leader, who reports to the platoon leader, who in turn reports to the officer in command.

As long as you have a smart OIC that is battlefield aware, and leaders and squad members who listen, there shouldn't be a problem with winning a battle. I've played with the bad and the good. But I think once the actual game comes out, there will be more people who are aware of how the game is supposed to play. As of this week. Everyone who felt like downloading the beta was playing; including people like you who I am glad won't be getting the game.

I bet you were one of those people that just felt like you needed to run up to the enemy all by yourself, huh?

Anyways. BTW, Raven is NOT full of campers! Just think about it: Raven is an elite military company that specializes in advanced weaponry and discipline. If you look at us, you see semblance with modern day SWAT teams. That's how we work. We move methodically and waste no movement. We have dedicated members who pride in their ability to use a sniper rifle to take down unsuspecting victims.

So, don't hate on us!

Rant over.

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bigrailer19
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:17:53 PM

I think your right about MAG Javon. You probably have played it more than I and although my experience wasnt great, i still have hgh hoped for it!

But I must point out one thing. COD is not a twitch game, Halo, Unreal Tournament, those are twitch games. Those are the games where killing is everything. COD isnt, and if thats all you do thats just how you play. To me team deathmatch is boring and and i rarely play it anymore because im strategic.

I also must say twitch games arent bad but when you categorize them COD doesnt fit, neither does MAG by a long shot.

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DarkUnHoly
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:00:58 AM
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oh boy i touched a nerve... u have ur opinion i have mine. I was on for 3 days staight and everyone i played with agreed with me... team work works on all online war games depending on whose with u. the games graphics and control of the character sucks dude u may like turok. as far as ur cod comment u must get killed alot. and jason i have and excelllent sense of team work. I am no child I am a grown man, so whethter i choose to go alone or run on u with a group of my boys it would be for u to find out... now i am talking game wise so before u feel threatened by my remark. bottom line the game sux that is my feel for the game if u liked it kudos to u.

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DarkUnHoly
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:02:09 AM
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once more i think u were a U.S Military reject so u feel so emotional about the gay game MAG

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:24:00 AM

oh boy, another fanboy.

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WolfCrimson
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:26:43 AM

Yeah, you can tell with the crappy "darkNESS"-ish name, the stupid exaggerations ( three days straight... yeah right, why aren't you dead then?) and the annoying "spelins an gramer". Oh and the CAPS! DON'T FORGET THE CAPS!

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:13:37 PM

Hmmmmm, I'm guessing there's no schools located under any of the bridges out in Lower Trollsville.

A poster may be grown.....but that still won't account for the reason any of those chosen few "STILL" spell, write, "AND ACT", like little 1st year Romper Room Rejects.

Edumakation "R" trueli ur frend!!!!
No, seriously!!!!

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calculator
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:07:36 PM

Fanboys are funny.
XD

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LowKey
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 12:22:04 AM

Heeeyyyy.... I liked Romper Room :(

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neighber
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:17:26 AM
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ummmm wow n e way valor rules lol, i love the game, there r a few probs here n there but its a beta it not the final product. me personally i like it way better than cod, its easy on the eyes, and dont have to worry about hacks n cheats ( so far ive seen) but any way if u like fps u should try it, at least play to level 15 (2 or 3 days). and to me the factions r the same it really come down to there strong and weak points as n area where they have to defend and attack from. But its a game around working together as a group.if u dont like workin together then dont play.

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DarkUnHoly
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:38:13 AM
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fanboy must be a lingo i am not up on but i tell u what cod mw2 is a pain with all its cheats i agree but it wont be long after mag hits the market where nerds will figure a way to cheat there too. and Like i said before it is MY FEEL FOR THE GAME... SOOOO again if u like the hot damn game well good for u... oh yea as far as the graphics goes, beta or no thats all ur getting the only brush up left is the kinks on speed and network gameplay. if any of u think the graphics are gonna get better than the cartoony feel sorry to dissappoint u it aint. i tell u what the best cod was to me, world at war. MaG had me hype since i saw the first vids a while back i died to play this game only to find that ur sniper rifle can shoot someone in the face and do as much damage as a bb gun. some say it could be lag, i agree to an extent but not every time u shoot for the head u have to take 2 or more shots... of course after this comment someone is going to come with thier fanboy behind and say they never have that problem and to this i say SILENCE!!! U LIE...

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johnld
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:00:50 AM

everyone is entitled to their opinion, i agree with that but at least try to express your reasons in a more mature tone. If you want to have a decent discussion, then it should start with you.

As for modern warfare 2, I can say i'm pretty good with that game but i'm starting to get bored of it. I spent a lot of time online with COD4 but i cant even spend a long time playing MW2 online anymore. I just end up running around with just a tactical knife killing everyone, just to spice it up i guess, and still end up with a high positive K/D ratio. In my opinion, MW2 is highly overrated and people are just getting tired of it and stating to move on to the next great thing.

I do remember one thing that pissed me off in MW2, although i already solved it by setting up a class specifically for it. Demolition on afghan was a pain. The bomb point on b, The one with the artillery gun, was a pain to get especially when the team defending starts camping it. the other team cant even get close to it. Not much of a problem for me now but the usual winners would be the team who gets to defend 2 times. If you're playing with a bunch of idiots, might at well give up. Ohh, and dont even get me started on spawns. I hate killing someone then someone else, or even the same person W/o tactical insertions, spawns right behind me.

Anyway, for me, Modern warfare 2 just become dull. You like it and thats good for you but im ready to move on and i'm sure others think so too. I just try not to stick to one game too long because if i do, i'll just miss a lot of the great games this generation.

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johnld
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:42:42 AM
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hey ben, do you know if they let you make multiple profiles or is it set with one profile on one faction. I just wanted to know because i have some people in my friend list thats getting the game but have different faction preferences. Given that it makes you pick your faction, it means that i wont be able to play on the same team as some of my friends.

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firehahahahaha
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:46:17 AM
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Valor sniper ftw

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Kangasfwa
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:26:58 AM
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Did Sony ever announce where I could pre-order that Valor "Bulldog" outfit? I just tried checking the original article and it still says something about 'we'll announce it soon.'

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:18:16 AM

I think it was Best Buy. Not completely sure though.

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Darwin1967
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:35:05 AM
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Played the beta again this week and still fail to see how this game ranks as a top FPS. While the concept is pretty good, the execution leaves something to be desired.

Being a fan of military FPS, I really had high hopes for this game, but needless to say it dropped off my pre-order list long ago and was bumped to my rental que.

After playing many hours on the BETA, I found myself consistantly frustrated by the Team Killing, lack of hit detection (you might as well be firing jelly beans) for the amount of damage you can cause, and the complete lack of team work with the higher ranks. Nothing beats being a SL, only to have a mic-less PL, and 3/4 of your squad also without mic's.

I'll give the game the benefit of the doubt by renting it...but pre-ordering is definately a risky deal based on what I've seen/experienced.

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bigrailer19
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:27:18 PM

I agree with you in every sense.

When i first heard of this game i got very excited! Everytime it was talked about they talked about how much would be going on, in the battlefield. How many side missions would need to be carried out to make the objective easier. The problem is that never happens. There is a lot going on but thats because you get everyone in one area and they start playing deathmatch in a demolition type game.

The concept is great but the gamers wont use that concept because its a shoot first type game, most FPS, are. Unless there is no respwning objectives are hard to make the main focal point. But no respawns in a game this large would be either the most camping ever seen or the most frustrating having to wait while dead.

And you hit it right on with the mics. Everytime i logged in no one had a mic, so i shut mine off. You realise just how much mics are needed in a game like this when no one uses them!

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Oxvial
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:24:44 AM
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Games like MAG are my nightmare FPS, no campaign , multiplayer only for online.

no way in hell I'm gonna get this.

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Banky A
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:21:03 AM
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M.A.G. is awesome-sauce.
I reckon.

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D1g1tal5torm
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:23:45 AM
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MAG, even though a FPS, is still a new concept in pitching massive battles in the same arena.

I've downloaded the beta, and I thought is was pretty good all things considered.

The game is on a download of 1.8g, the blu-ray that's gonna have the actual game on it is gonna be able to hold way more dat and therefore, I'm assuming, textures graphics etc will be ramped for the real thing.

The one thing this game does promote over most other FPS on the market is that the team HAS to communicate, else your gonna lose.

and from that perspective, it's a win in my book.

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mid10smaradoarg
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 7:17:23 AM
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i preorder this game like 4 moths ago and pay full prize and also try the beta and i have to say than MW2 has better graphics and sound.i know than this is a Beta ,but this was the first time i played a beta game so i cant say if those features will be improved or not.The release date is almost here and i dont think things will change a lot.
My only hopes are than zipper start working on socom 4 thats all i want

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fuk u
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:02:45 PM
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ill wait for MOH

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bigrailer19
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:00:50 PM
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Yeah its not as great as i had hoped. Even as a beta I thought there would be more going on.

My biggest complaint is I never played a match where the objective was carried out because everyone gets gathered in one area and just plays deathmatch. Thats a lot of people all trying to do something and it becomes a mess.

My next complaint is this is a game where communication is a must, and i was the only one with a headset, wtf? Thats nothing against the game of course, but people dont understand what kind of game this is or something.

I will say im still excited for the final outcome, and I hope It turns out great. I'm not getting it day one but hopefully sometime after this 3 month rush of games. I just wont have time to play it since its online only with all these games coming out! Assuring feedback turns out good, since i played the beta, i will be getting it! And i dont care about falling behind in stats, one its a game and two if its realistic at all a guns a gun and a bullet can still bring em' down!

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FlyingKickPunch
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:39:10 PM
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S.V.E.R. FTW! :)

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Wraith
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:56:36 PM
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There are too many people without headsets. This game has to be released with a headset or else it will fail...

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DarkUnHoly
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 3:01:25 AM
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Like i said and i will say it again as mature as i said it before MAG sucks... no mics mean no team, no team means the concept of team play is in the garbage. almost 2 gigs on a demo and it looks like that equal to turoks...please i love all fps even games like socom is kool i mean hell even uncharteds online game looks 50x better. hey games like killzone online, cod, alot of wargames are kool but the idea of 256 ppl on a crappy network such as ps3 psn,( please forgive me oh God of Playstation but it is the truth) it will be a disaster mark my words...

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D1g1tal5torm
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 4:25:38 AM

Do you ever get the feeling that the glass is always half-empty?

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___________
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 7:09:19 AM

no its always half full

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 5:59:47 AM
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What really sucks now is that I just received an email a few minutes ago about the MAG tournament coming up. But after clicking the link, the page says they're not taking applications for it anymore. According to the rules, they were supposed to be taking them till midnight tonight :(

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DarkUnHoly
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 2:31:07 PM
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wolfcrimson and biker can both get a life and say something producrive... u dont like my typing u can easily not read whatever i say. so dont be tough guys with a pc cause its lame... ur joke is only funny to a 1yr old. worldendswithme i dont know if ur directing that fanboy crap at me or them but i am a fan of nothing and no one. ppl like to talk crap online the minute someone expresses a feeling, i should be able to say my peice without moronic teenage punks talking crap. Hey Ben I never got to say I love this website, Good job, keep it up.

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DarkUnHoly
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 3:01:31 PM
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productive*** sorry mistype

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