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Signed On Dec 11, 2012, 04:17
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Feb 2, 2015, 22:09 fiftykyu
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 19:18:
"All Killer. No Filler."

I haven't heard of any of those games.

Some of the names sound familiar, but I don't remember playing any of them. Oh, wait a minute, get in the bundle spirit!

Who cares if it's random junk, as long as it's cheap random junk...
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
21. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Feb 1, 2015, 16:07 fiftykyu
 
Haven't played this game in hmm, guess it's been years now? So that means my recollections are obsolete, mis-remembered, just plain wrong etc. But that's never stopped anyone on the internet...

I wouldn't say the entire game was fun, but there was enough fun in it to be worth your time and/or money. As for specifics, hmm...

There were a lot of interesting user-made things (don't remember the name of anything, sorry...) to play, if you wanted something that felt like an old Star Trek episode or whatever. And the spaceship fighting/flying around was good.

The main thing I remember disliking was walking around on some random planet. If I got a mission to beam down to planet X and explore/fight/whatever, I knew it was going to be a chore. Having some of my guys disappear through the ground in the middle of the fight was usually bad, except when it let me finally defeat the enemy guy who had also fallen through.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 23:14:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 21:43:
When I feel like buying something I almost always buy keys and take my chances on the different crates to see what I get. I got a temporal science vessel that way once.

Well, to save yourself some money buy keys from the exchange. It's stupidly easy to grind EC, and quickly. When I was playing a lot my biggest money makers were coming from cornering markets with a couple of people. At one time I had Jevonite and Ferasan Nepeta Leaves markets all to myself. I'd simply buy them up when they were dirt cheap, then start chipping away at the market. Building up my EC's and then controlling the market price.

Aha, this reminds me of something. At some point I noticed my playing time had become maybe 10% Star Trek Online, and 90% Ferengi Online i.e. chasing profit on the exchange. So I'm paying real money in order to earn pretend money? That's when I knew it was over.

Assuming it's not changed since then, I'd call this one of the better free MMOs. They wanted your money, of course. But I never felt the developers of Star Trek Online actively disliked the non-paying players. Unlike, say, The Old Republic, where the message was clear: pay money, or please just go away.
 
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News Comments > Prison Architect Sells 1M
12. Re: Prison Architect Sells 1M Jan 31, 2015, 21:14 fiftykyu
 
Oh, the Uplink people? I'm useless at sim games, so haven't been paying attention to this one at all.

Speaking of not paying attention, the video looked interesting so I took a look at the Prison Architect Steam page... Somehow I already own it. Curse of the bundles.
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Announced
20. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Announced Jan 24, 2015, 21:28 fiftykyu
 
Hmmm, I loved all those old RPGs, Bard's Tale, Might & Magic, Ultima, Wizardry, plus a bunch of others I can't remember. Taking notes, drawing maps on graph paper, with no internet to read all the spoilers...

Actually, now that I think about it, this sounds like the sort of thing I'd buy for the memories, and then forget to play. My Steam library is full of these nostalgia-fueled purchases, and I don't think I've finished a single one.

Divinity: Original Sin, Might & Magic X, Wasteland 2, etc. They sound great, I excitedly press the "add to cart" button, but somehow when I sit down to play I lose interest. Maybe you just can't go home again...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jan 19, 2015, 21:50 fiftykyu
 
I usually get the Bundle Stars bundles, unless it's all repeats from a previous bundle. It's often random stuff nobody wants, but they do have good ones too. Here's a few recent ones:

Aftershock Bundle

UFO: Aftershock / UFO: Aftermath / System Shock 2 / Wizardry 6 & 7 / Wizardry 8 / Harvester / Ascension to the Throne

Conspiracy Bundle

Broken Sword: Director's Cut / Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror / Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon / Runaway: A Road Adventure / Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle / Runaway: A Twist of Fate / The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav / The Whispered World: Special Edition

Toxic Bundle

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky / The 7th Guest / The 11th Hour / Shadow Man / Xotic Complete (inc. 3 DLC) / Darkout / Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge / Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive / Tribloos 2 / Runespell: Overture / Heroes of Annihilated Empires
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
18. Re: Into the Black Jan 19, 2015, 21:36 fiftykyu
 
nin wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 21:25:
fiftykyu wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 20:33:
It would take you...
21524 continuous hours
2 years,166 days,20 hours,34 minutes
of gameplay to complete your Steam library


Whoa whoa whoa whoa...you beat Prez?!?!?!?!?!

WTF?


Sorry, it's that darned bundle addiction. Somehow, instead of buying one game from my wishlist, I end up getting 20 random indie things I'll never even install.

At least with Steam we don't need to find shelf space for all this junk.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Jan 19, 2015, 20:33 fiftykyu
 
It would take you...
21524 continuous hours
2 years,166 days,20 hours,34 minutes
of gameplay to complete your Steam library

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
38. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 17, 2015, 09:25 fiftykyu
 
In case anyone's looking for a cheaper Steam copy, look for a trader from China - some info here.

You should be able to find GTA V for around $35 via paypal (traders have to make a profit after all) but caveat emptor and all that. If you're not already into Steam trading, there's all sorts of scammers preying on newbies so just buy it from the Steam store. But if you feel like gambling try someplace like this.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
344. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 28, 2014, 07:12 fiftykyu
 
Thank you for all the tips! Things are starting to make a bit more sense now...

Didn't think of writing trade routes down on paper, but I will give that a try. Sounds a bit twentieth century, though...
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
340. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 27, 2014, 09:13 fiftykyu
 
Not sure if anyone's still reading this topic, but if so...

Any beginner tips? I'm completely lost. Watched the tutorial videos, but I've only had an hour to play so far and there's a whole lot of stuff that hasn't clicked yet.

Buy low, sell high right? So I bought some cheap (?) things, and tried to figure out where to sell them. Do I need to dock to see prices? Is this information available via the system map, or the galaxy map? I assume it will all become obvious once I get more time to play.

Also, I was flying around and saw some people shooting at each other - one of them was wanted, so I joined in. Eventually the wanted person blew up and I received 13,000 somethings for it. So now I need to cash out to turn that into space money?

Having fun so far, even if it doesn't make a whole lot of sense yet...
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
332. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 25, 2014, 10:48 fiftykyu
 
Either the Steam sale's been disappointing this year, or it's hard to find anything interesting because I bought too many last time.

So I got this instead, hope it's playable with a 360 controller. Watching the tutorial videos while I'm downloading...
 
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News Comments > Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com
17. Re: Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com Dec 25, 2014, 10:41 fiftykyu
 
Wow, I remember playing Akalabeth on the Apple II, was it really 35 years ago? Doubt I'll ever find the time to play it now, but there's no harm in adding one more game to the gog backlog...  
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News Comments > Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam
27. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam Oct 22, 2014, 08:53 fiftykyu
 
Prez wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 08:01:
DaHauns wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 07:22:
Prez wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:24:
I bought it for $7.50 on a sale a while back, and I regret it. I barely got past the tutorial. Absolutely brutal, punishing game. I know there are people who will say things like "it really isn't that hard" but don't listen to them. It is ridiculous. I am glad there are people out there who enjoy it but unless you possess nearly inhuman reflexes, skill, and patience this masochistic game will only bring you pain.

Well...I'm going out on a limb here - did you try to beat that first BIIIG Boss, Asylum Demon? Yeah, me too. Until I realized that you don't need to - and aren't even supposed to on your first try.


Oh yeah, I spent a good hour trying to kill him the first go round before I figured out you were supposed to run past him, do some stuff, then jump on his back. That second part took another hour, until I wasn't sure that I wasn't supposed to run past him again! When I finally did kill him, the realization set in that it just took me 2 and a half hours to play through what amounts to the tutorial. UGH!!!!

When I got to that island I made the mistake of attacking the dude there, who just kept killing me and killing me. I'd spawn, and BAM! he'd be on me and I'd be dead. I tried apologizing but he wouldn't have it. I finally restarted, got all the way back there, then got my ass handed to me several dozen times by skeletons. I finally just quit, humbled and discouraged.

Ouch!

You can attack NPCs in Dark Souls, but I wouldn't recommend it to new players. At best, you miss seeing whatever they were going to do later in the game. At worst, they kill you. Later you will meet someone who can calm angry NPCs (for a fee, of course) - unless you kill him too. Then you're screwed.

Before you learn who is a "friendly" NPC and who's an enemy, try to lock on to anyone suspicious - if you can't lock on to them, that's a hint.

There's some neat treasure in that skeleton-infested area, but it's probably better to leave it for later. You could even make a suicide run for the loot, but on your first playthrough you should probably head in a different direction... If you find a guy who throws firebombs, that's the right way. If you find invincible ghosts, that's the wrong way.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam
22. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam Oct 21, 2014, 18:18 fiftykyu
 
[SC]TherMight wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:55:
Fantastic. Good riddance GFWL.

Great game. Excited to get my saves into steam cloud and actually connect with people better with steam than that GFWL crap.

Haven't played in months so I'm undecided - copy over my GFWL saves + achievements, or forget about them and start from zero.

I've heard on PC the multiplayer has slowed down, so hopefully removing GFWL will get people playing again. Don't know if I'll try any goofy challenges or just play for fun. Should be a blast either way, Dark Souls II didn't hold my attention as long as I'd hoped. Didn't even finish the DLC stuff.

Prez wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:24:
nin wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 09:42:
I'd almost be tempted try this, but I doubt I'd enjoy their idea of "fun".

Maybe for $5 one day...


I bought it for $7.50 on a sale a while back, and I regret it. I barely got past the tutorial. Absolutely brutal, punishing game. I know there are people who will say things like "it really isn't that hard" but don't listen to them. It is ridiculous. I am glad there are people out there who enjoy it but unless you possess nearly inhuman reflexes, skill, and patience this masochistic game will only bring you pain.

Won't say it really isn't that hard, but I do know my reflexes and skill are mediocre at best, and I had a huge amount of fun playing it. Patience definitely helps, since you'll be dying all over town until you get the hang of the fighting. And even after you've played it to death, you can still do stupid things and die.

Early in the game, when you're generally fighting one enemy at a time, getting hit means you screwed up. So either you quit and look for a game that doesn't hate you, or keep suffering until it starts to click. Choosing a character that starts with a shield helps a lot, just don't expect it to save you in a boss fight...

One thing that I think could have been improved: some of the mechanics like the poise stat, or rolling through an attack to avoid taking damage(what??) are explained poorly or not at all. Actually, scratch that. Most of the game is explained poorly, or not at all. Once you're out of the tutorial area, you're on your own. Listen to NPCS, read item descriptions, etc. No quest markers, no checklists, just a bunch of places to explore.

If you give it another try, good luck! Obligatory praise the sun! \o/
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Expands
3. Re: Star Trek Online Expands Oct 18, 2014, 11:06 fiftykyu
 
Prez wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 10:31:
Never tried this. How is it? Is it grindy? P2W? Can I solo?

Haven't played in years, but I remember having fun flying around in spaceships shooting at, um, whatever it was. You could put different weapons on your ships or something along those lines, and have different people in your crew for some reason or other. Don't remember joining a guild or whatever they called it.

Distinctly recall not enjoying walking around on planets doing whatever you did on planets. Sorry, I guess that's not much help.

Don't remember any P2W in the game, but don't remember ever "winning" either. I do remember some Perfect World style lock boxes appearing around the time I got bored with the game, don't know where that all went, sorry...

Hmm, one final thing, there were many fan-made missions you could play, if you liked the Star Trek stuff. I assume they are still around, but couldn't tell you how to access them any more.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
3. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 4, 2014, 11:57 fiftykyu
 
Verno wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 14:39:
I think it took a month for the 760 to appear last time so I am holding off to see what the performance is like with the 960 variant.

The 980 Ti variant is probably way more than I want to spend. 4k gaming eludes me for another year

Fortunately these things keep getting faster... If upgrading today doesn't make any sense, wait six months. Eventually you get crazy fast card performance at normal card prices...

At least, that's what I keep telling myself. With 2 hot noisy 580 cards in sli, that 980 card is so tempting... Would be nice to see something @ 20nm though.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2014, 22:10 fiftykyu
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 17:33:
Cpmartins wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 15:35:
Having a blast with Wasteland 2, baring a few bugs. What an incredibly fun RPG. A true successor to the original, one of the very first games I have ever played. Can't recommend enough.

WL2 is an excellent game, sadly there's been a couple of times where I should have picked skills more carefully for some characters.

Have to agree, Wasteland 2 is a lot of fun. Somehow I've acquired two cows and a goat, which is making the combat a bit tedious - I can't bear to see the poor things killed and keep reloading...
 
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News Comments > Steam Music Leaves Beta
4. Re: Steam Music Leaves Beta Sep 24, 2014, 22:38 fiftykyu
 
Gave this a try in the beta and discovered the Steam Music player can't play FLAC files. Guess that's either disappointing or irrelevant, depending on how you ripped your music collection.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 21, 2014, 15:30 fiftykyu
 
Was trying to ignore all the positive Wasteland 2 talk, since I really don't need any more games... Failed...

Fortunately I don't have a joystick, so it should be easier to resist Elite: Dangerous, at least for a bit longer...
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus
55. Re: Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus Sep 13, 2014, 09:12 fiftykyu
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 22:36:
I have currently 145 hours into this (seriously). I had finally earned enough to buy the GRAND DADDY super huge DELUXE Lakon Type 9 freighter! She was a BEAUT! 440 cargo capacity, shields of the GODS, the abilty to easily jump entirely across the known galaxy on a tank of gas. 3 MILLION credits to own.

I flew one mission with it and began exiting a station for a second run with my big, beautiful shiny new ship

Then I clipped the side of one of the long pylons that sticks out of the sides of some of the different stations you don't usually see and in one single flash of light and poop.

My ship was gone.

I think I died a little on the inside when I realized that I had used all of my money to buy the ship and the cargo I was currently hauling.

I didn't have enough money for the insurance to buy my ship back...

So, I saddled up in my free Sidewinder and...quietly...I headed back out into the black with my heavy heart.

To do it all over again. YES I love this game that much

Great story, makes me think of playing the X:blabla series somehow... It's not fancy videos but reading stuff like this that makes me want to buy the game.

But I'm not much of a flying game fan any more, haven't even had a joystick since the 20th century. Wonder if it's playable with the 360 controller I use for all the cheap console ports...
 
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