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Nickname ShakaUVM
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Signed On Nov 28, 2009, 21:37
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Free & Paid DLC
15. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Free & Paid DLC Dec 17, 2014, 23:38 ShakaUVM
 
To clarify errors above -

You get Tier 1 / 2 / 3 sets of the flame equipment plans at various points in the game. Only the main character can wear the armor, but anyone can use the weapons. I'm in the endgame, and still haven't found better Tier 3 plans for some of the equipment types.

Then again, I refuse to save scum, or treasure chest cheat, so if you're into all that you can certainly get all the Tier 3 plans which renders all the CE plans irrelevant. But trust me when I say it's really nice getting free plans for every type of weapon and armor when a new tier becomes available. It removes a lot of swinginess from the random loot roller.

I'm disappointed the first expansion is for multiplayer, as it's pretty terrible, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Game Awards 2014 Winners
41. Re: Game Awards 2014 Winners Dec 7, 2014, 22:24 ShakaUVM
 
Julio wrote on Dec 7, 2014, 09:42:
Considering DA:I can't even crack the top half of recently released PC games metacritic user scores, I can't see this. There's plenty of 2014 games that were superior.

Also, Bioware has been caught shilling their games before...
Considering they had hundreds of one star ratings before the game even came out, I wouldn't take metacritic too seriously.

(People were upset about the DRM in it.)
 
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News Comments > Game Awards 2014 Winners
22. Re: Game Awards 2014 Winners Dec 7, 2014, 03:10 ShakaUVM
 
Dragon Age: Inquisition absolutely deserves its award as GotY.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2014, 14:57 ShakaUVM
 
HL2 was a pretty mediocre game. It's a shooter that they tried to layer a physics puzzler on top of, with bad results both ways.

Plus, there's like a hundred miles of hovercrafting in that game.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Oct 30, 2014, 19:16 ShakaUVM
 
Icewind wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 18:18:
Already bought. I always loved IWD more than BG. It was less about story and romance bullcrap and more about min/max'ing, fighting bosses and traveling through large dungeons full of traps.

Yep. In a lot of ways it was more fun. I hope the EE adds lots of new stuff. I pretty much did everything in IWD the first time around.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Fantasy Game Announcement Today
6. Re: Stardock Fantasy Game Announcement Today Oct 2, 2014, 15:07 ShakaUVM
 
I made the mistake of buying the collector's edition of Elemental: War of Magic, and haven't given them a dollar sense then.  
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II Free Weekend
2. Re: Total War: ROME II Free Weekend Sep 25, 2014, 19:03 ShakaUVM
 
I got an email saying, "Total Rome II is on sale!"

How much is it on sale for?

0% off.

/frown
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 23, 2014, 00:27 ShakaUVM
 
"Free PS4 Multiplayer This Weekend"

Ugh. Such an eye-rolling money grab.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC
11. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC Sep 16, 2014, 14:37 ShakaUVM
 
The problem with D:OS is that Normal is too easy (past the first couple levels) and Hard is too annoying. Not too hard, just annoying. "Oh your glass cannon brushed past some fire? She's now ash. Please reload."  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary Sep 12, 2014, 20:54 ShakaUVM
 
I don't see this being worth more than $5.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Tickets
4. Re: BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Tickets Sep 5, 2014, 06:13 ShakaUVM
 
You have to admit, Blizzard is full of smart people.

While the rest of the world scrambles to get their message out, Blizzard gets suckers to pay $40 to watch two straight days of advertising!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2014, 02:36 ShakaUVM
 
Darks wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:24:
That's the problem I have with this game. The endless spawning on Police. After you have completed a mission, you feel like you just wiped out the full police force for the city.
During the Hollywood Shootout, which Payday 2 is sort of based on, 200 LAPD responded to the criminals shooting their way out of a bank robbery gone bad.

But yeah, it can get pretty overwhelming, especially on tougher difficulty, so you need to figure out ways of cutting down their numbers without risk, usually by covering a chokepoint that they have to rush through, or by taking the high ground.

It's an amazingly fun time when you pull off a tough mission successfully.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2014, 02:31 ShakaUVM
 
>at this point we're all level four,

Blue, that's your problem. Payday 2 has a really weird design, where even though quiet and loud both look like viable options, they are not. All the stuff you need to stealth a mission has to be unlocked, and some of the things are very deep unlocks (like being able to lockpick a safe, or quiet drilling or using ECMs to disable pagers), requiring you to invest a lot of time in the game playing a first person shooter before you can turn it into a stealth game.

By contrast, most games with these two options (say, Dishonored or Deus Ex) allow both options to work from the start.

Some of the stealth missions are ridiculously difficult. Like stupidly, ridiculously difficult. Others (like the normal bank missions) are actually fairly reasonable to do, once you learn the basics.

Essentially, you need to kill the guards with silencers, bag up their bodies (which requires an easy unlock), kill the tellers (since they will alert the police), and then have everyone rush in and order all the customers to the ground. Zip tie everyone (another easy unlock), and if you can get to everyone before a customer can sneak a phone call to the police. Any loud gunshots will alert the police, so you need to unlock silencers on at least one person, and hopefully everyone. Fast drilling (a medium unlock) and fast bag packing and movement will help you break through the safe door and load up your stuff quickly. A drillsaw (a deep unlock) will help you get the security boxes open quickly.
 
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News Comments > Yager: No Spec Ops: The Line Sequel
41. Re: Yager: No Spec Ops: The Line Sequel Jul 21, 2014, 20:34 ShakaUVM
 
It's an excellent game.  
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News Comments > Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Demo
2. Re: Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Demo Jul 19, 2014, 18:06 ShakaUVM
 
You can unlock everything for the same price as the MTG 2014 complete set, so all the hysteria is very unfounded.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam
7. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam Jul 17, 2014, 16:57 ShakaUVM
 
Shineyguy wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 16:44:
Was gonna ask if this was worth it.

Guess not.
I played the beta.

I wouldn't say it was bad, but it certainly wasn't worth buying.
 
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News Comments > Dwarf Fortress Update This Week; How to Play in 3D
4. Re: Dwarf Fortress Update This Week; How to Play in 3D Jul 7, 2014, 10:43 ShakaUVM
 
I would so love to play Dwarf Fortress with a usable UI... the ASCII interface is just too big a hurdle for me, and I've played a lot of Nethack in my day.  
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News Comments > Rob Pardo Leaves Blizzard
15. Re: Rob Pardo Leaves Blizzard Jul 3, 2014, 22:11 ShakaUVM
 
"The Blizzard community is ultimately the reason why we come to work every day"

LOL. If this was true, they'd have all quit by now. The Blizzard community is a cesspit.
 
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Goes Offline
8. Re: Age of Empires Online Goes Offline Jul 2, 2014, 10:03 ShakaUVM
 
It was textbook what-not-to-do with both F2P and MMO models.

I played the beta for it and stayed way way away from it at release.
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend
6. Re: PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend May 30, 2014, 02:12 ShakaUVM
 
It's a great game. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to pick it up on sale.  
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