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Signed On Mar 27, 2008, 12:06
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
36. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 6, 2016, 03:06 InBlack
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 6, 2016, 01:02:
Task wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 14:11:
"could" meaning others could, but not me. My first campaign (non-iron man) took me 40 hours with plenty of save scumming and overwatching every turn after moving a few squares. I'm still assuming XCOM 2 is artificially shorter with the urgency of the countdoom doom clock thing.

The doom clock can be very effectively held back from what I experienced so far... 16 hours in it's at 4 bars... you can focus down the end-goal but it doesn't seem very smart to do that, since you can not do research while you do that. So you have to balance that vs research vs missions and vs squad health. Gravely wounded soldiers are around 2 to 4 weeks out. And this hampers your ability severly, higher ranked soldiers are extremely powerful (though I think you could win every mission with a rookie squad (that has full tech armor and plasma) too, you just need to savescum a ton)

Im playing "semi-iron man" mode for my first play through. I only load when I seriously mess up and am in danger of failing a mission. Wounded soldiers and even an occasional soldier loss Im fine with, I do a lot of rotations so that I can man at least two full squads at all times.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
26. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 18:57 InBlack
 
XCOM2 is pretty awesome. Yeah it's pretty much more of the same, but the first game was awesome too, with a little twist. It's also hard as fuck, which should be complimented on. In this day and age games that make you think and plan ahead (and punish you if you don't) are few and far between.  
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News Comments > DOOM in May
49. Re: DOOM in May Feb 5, 2016, 02:04 InBlack
 
Level design is going to make or break this game. If it's an on-rails shooter it's gonna suck. If the maps are anything like D1 & D2 it's gonna be pretty cool.  
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News Comments > DOOM in May
12. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 12:33 InBlack
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 12:29:
Havent been excited for a game this much since ArmA 3, which bitterly disappointed me.
I can only hope, but it sure looks awesome, like a true Doom 2 sequel.

Lets hope you are right.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month
13. Re: Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month Feb 4, 2016, 01:44 InBlack
 
You guys are off your rocker, when was the last time you played the game? I reinstalled it like a week ago and the combat is so much better than it was, really feels tight in most situations now.  
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News Comments > Hearthstone Adds New Standard Mode
14. Re: Hearthstone Adds New Standard Mode Feb 4, 2016, 01:37 InBlack
 
This is bullshit. They are splitting up the community with this shit. Im not giving up my classic cards, they can go fuck themselves, Ive played a shitload of games and opened up a shitload of packs to build these decks. Well they lost one player with this shit now...  
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Returns Next Week
1. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Returns Next Week Feb 4, 2016, 01:26 InBlack
 
Anyone lucky enough to try this out? How is it looking at this point?  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season Rebirth Reminder
8. Re: Diablo III Season Rebirth Reminder Feb 4, 2016, 01:19 InBlack
 
I recently reinstalled Path of Exile, they made some great improvements since the last time I played it. Specifically the gameplay is much tighter, the graphics are more consistent and no stupid desync issues. They added noticeably more lore to the world for people who care about such things, the world is creepy and dark, much darker than the cartoon central D3. Also the skill/gear combinations are now much more robust & varied. The game world feels more populated and alive than D3 ever was, jump into a specific named game to party up, quest, duel, trade, whatever...Also no stupid BoA. Now that XCOM2 is around the corner Ill probably be splitting my gameplay time between those two great games.  
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News Comments > Xenonauts 2 Announced
5. Re: Xenonauts 2 Announced Feb 4, 2016, 01:09 InBlack
 
Well I broke my cardinal rule and pre-ordered XCOM 2 from GMG, got a nice 20% coupon straight up too so that was pretty nice. Pre-loading on Steam as we speak.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 31, 2016, 17:46 InBlack
 
Man I can't wait for XCOM2. Been itching to play something new thats also pretty decent so I hope it delivers.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
12. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 31, 2016, 14:34 InBlack
 
Lip service isn't putting food on anyone's table though, neither is it providing people with jobs, controlling the banks or checking the military industrial complex. I see what you are getting at, but putting dishonest people into office is basically choosing the lesser evil. I know what you are going to say, most politicians are dishonest, its the nature of the beast. As long as people keep accepting that however, things are never going to change not for the better anyway.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 31, 2016, 10:46 InBlack
 
I would be very surprised if Sanders somehow took the Dem. nomination. Not because he is incapable or he doesn't have the support, I believe he is and does, but because the cards are so stacked against him. There is way too much corporate money in politics for 'them' to ever allow a self declared socialist to become the president of the most powerful nation on earth. Clinton will clinch it, and in some ways I find her and those of her ilk supremely more scary than any crazed conservative or right wing demagogue.  
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News Comments > Try Star Citizen for Free
36. Re: Try Star Citizen for Free Jan 30, 2016, 12:07 InBlack
 
Dacron wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 10:11:
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 07:37:
LgFriess wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 07:01:
Quinn wrote on Jan 29, 2016, 21:20:
Personally I think E:D is highly overrated and with the stunt they pulled with the pricing on their "expansion" they should get all the heat atm. I paid way too much for a shell of a game with the original E:D and now they ask me to pay the exact same amount again for adding just a tad more depth to a game that was as shallow as a Tunisian mudpuddle to begin with.

My thoughts exactly. So disappointed in E:D.

To be honest anyone who backed elite dangerous should have known that he didn't get anywhere near enough money to make the thing and he was dragging you along if you had any clue how much it costs to make a modern videogame.


To be honest anyone complaining about Elite Dangerous was expecting a totally different game than promised. They pitched a new version of Elite, they delivered 100% minus the offline component.

Just because they don't like it because they thought it would be something different doesn't mean ED/Frontier are to blame. It's like buying Half Life expecting a Super Mario experience then saying Valve dropped the ball because you were hoping for Mario.

ED is just this decades remake of the original, not the BDSSE.

This, exactly.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - EA on PC Gamer Trust
13. Re: Quoteworthy - EA on PC Gamer Trust Jan 29, 2016, 12:13 InBlack
 
They are on a journey allright...  
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News Comments > Offensive Counter-Strike Global Offensive Severs Closed
1. Re: Offensive Counter-Strike Global Offensive Severs Closed Jan 29, 2016, 12:13 InBlack
 
So much for being mod friendly...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 29, 2016, 03:01 InBlack
 
As much as it pains me to say, but Cutter is right on this one. This is a pretty newsworthy story, whether it is factual or not is not is not something that is readily apparent and for fucks sake how can anyone blame Blue for that??? (Although I get it, Simon Says was being sarcastic)  
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News Comments > EA Financials
10. Re: EA Financials Jan 29, 2016, 02:53 InBlack
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 29, 2016, 02:48:
Creston I had over 2 dozen firefighters at my home tonight and let me tell ya.... no.... no sir you are not.

What the..? Did you set your house on fire?
 
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News Comments > EA Financials
9. Re: EA Financials Jan 29, 2016, 02:49 InBlack
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 28, 2016, 19:45:
ha ha ...

 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Announced
5. Re: AoC Jan 28, 2016, 11:21 InBlack
 
Ant wrote on Jan 28, 2016, 10:56:
I still haven't tried AoC even though I got the retail game for free. :/

Well you missed out on a frustrating experience. Frustrating because there was so much potential there, forever to remain unrealized. The combat alone was pretty exciting in and of itself and relied a lot on a players personal skill instead of just on levels like every other copy & paste MMO out there. *sigh*
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jan 28, 2016, 02:44 InBlack
 
descender wrote on Jan 27, 2016, 20:22:
The worst part is that these people definitely shouldn't be spending this money on this crap considering the state of the places they live.

Spoken like an ignorant redneck yahoo. No wonder the rest of the world is sick of American arrogance. You do realize that SE Asia has some of the richest and most robust industrial and trading economies and that it's combined population is about 10 times the one of the entire North American continent?
 
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