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Steam Top 10

Valve offers this rundown on the 10 bestselling games on Steam for the week:

  1. Arma II
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Torchlight II
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Collection 1
  5. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  6. Portal 2
  7. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  8. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Complete Pack
  9. Dear Esther
  10. Rayman Origins

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38. Re: Steam Top 10 May 22, 2012, 09:06 Verno
 
Yeah I did this on the weekend, spent like 3 hours setting up my Skyrim mods from scratch and then never played it, hahah.  
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37. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 21:00 MisterBenn
 
I used to completely reset my Oblivion installation every 18 months or so, and research and download a complete set of latest mod updates to rebuild with the best that was around at the time. You could pour time into nothing but mod configuration doing that!  
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36. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 14:36 Creston
 
MisterBenn wrote on May 21, 2012, 00:22:
Edit: oh and browsing mods for two days and not actually getting around to loading up the game is a proud Elder Scrolls tradition!

I'm 6 hours in so far. (just browsing for mods)

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35. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 14:35 Creston
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 21, 2012, 03:22:
Yeah so I took a bit of a longer look since I stopped playing for the evening. It's pretty simple to adjust the skill level.

Yeah it's actually pretty easy to adjust the leveling ability in the creationkit, took a look now that I've had some time. It's much simpler than I thought, even easier than morrowind's.

Pop open the CK, hit Character at the top. CLick "actor value" click the type button so the AV list is sorted. Scroll down to "skill" then edit the value down to whatever you want.

i.e. Onehanded used a skill use mult of 6.3000 dropping this down to 3.15 halves the leveling rate.

Should take all of about 10mins to do up your own mod for it and adjust it to right where you want it.

I had just found the same thing myself yesterday. Thanks though!

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34. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 14:31 Shok
 
DayZ is pretty wild. I watched a guy get jacked by bandits, another guy run up to help and only get shot at and bait the zombies. After he ran away along with bandits I hid in a nearby house by the first guy's body. When the bandits returned I opened up on them from a window. They never saw it coming.

Unless I play with RL friends, I'm not teaming up with anyone in DayZ. I won't be a bandit but I will kill them on sight given a good opportunity. Otherwise I'll be in ninja mode.
 
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33. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 11:09 LittleMe
 
Jerykk wrote on May 20, 2012, 22:35:
I really wish you could enter all buildings. Right now I don't even bothering entering a town unless I see barns, sheds or warehouses. If every building was enterable, there would be actual incentive to explore every town instead of just bypassing them.

Dont forget that the outhouses with openable doors can have loot.
 
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32. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 08:38 JayDeath
 
Arma II ftw! That's awesome. I am having tremendous fun with DayZ. I've been waiting for a game like this forever. Only alpha, and this game has so much potential! No instanced bullshit, a persistent 24/7 sandbox. I love it! The PvP is cool but needs some tweaking imo. I paid 30 bucks through steam but I've already logged 30+ hours over the weekend. I haven't even touched D3 since installing this last Wednesday. This game owns me for now.  
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31. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 04:13 Sir Graves
 
spindoctor wrote on May 20, 2012, 18:28:
But yea, it is a pure sandbox where you have to find your entertainment by yourself... there are no guiding gameplay systems for that yet. So only you can decide on how much replayability you can assign to a game like that.

Well said, and I agree. Kind of similar to Minecraft in that regard.
 
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30. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 03:59 Sir Graves
 
Doma wrote on May 20, 2012, 16:11:
Day Z is fantastic.

Also, it shows what mod support can do for a 3 year old PC game.
For a 3 year old game it sure runs terribly on my 3 year old system (which was semi-decent at the time), lol. Sad, but I think I'll upgrade just for this mod (and to be ready for Arma 3, which I now want since being turned on to Arma 2, which I bought specifically for this mod).

DayZ is blowing my mind.
 
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29. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 03:22 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yeah so I took a bit of a longer look since I stopped playing for the evening. It's pretty simple to adjust the skill level.

Yeah it's actually pretty easy to adjust the leveling ability in the creationkit, took a look now that I've had some time. It's much simpler than I thought, even easier than morrowind's.

Pop open the CK, hit Character at the top. CLick "actor value" click the type button so the AV list is sorted. Scroll down to "skill" then edit the value down to whatever you want.

i.e. Onehanded used a skill use mult of 6.3000 dropping this down to 3.15 halves the leveling rate.

Should take all of about 10mins to do up your own mod for it and adjust it to right where you want it.
 
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28. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 00:50 Sepharo
 
MisterBenn wrote on May 21, 2012, 00:22:
Edit: oh and browsing mods for two days and not actually getting around to loading up the game is a proud Elder Scrolls tradition!

Did this with Oblivion probably three times. Morrowind I actually did put hundreds of hours into actually playing the mods.
 
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27. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 00:22 MisterBenn
 
Creston wrote on May 20, 2012, 16:49:
Does anyone know of a GOOD level slowing mod?

I am a little behind with the mod scene too, but I would think that a level rate mod is probably pretty hard to do wrong. The Well Rested perk when you sleep in a decent bed already modifies your global skill gain rate, so there is a direct handle on the overall skill rate this time round which runs no risk of adjusting some skills more than others. I would suggest that the construction set could easily be used to add such a skill rate adjustment to either the enchantments that stones give you, or perhaps the racial abilities, or perhaps just a permanent enchantment that kicks in the first time you load up with the mod.

Given that someone always wants a skill rate adjustment mod, I would anticipate that someone's already done exactly this and that the complexity is roughly on par with a "hello world" mod. If it doesn't exist you could probably slap one together quickly or I could probably have a crack at doing the same. I am no pro modder but I did make some simple gameplay adjustments in Morrowind and Oblivion to tune the games to my taste.

Edit: oh and browsing mods for two days and not actually getting around to loading up the game is a proud Elder Scrolls tradition!
 
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26. Re: Steam Top 10 May 21, 2012, 00:21 Bumpy
 
This mod is very strong. Nothing else quite like it, nor has put it all together like DayZ mod has.

Also, Bohemia Interactive is stated to be including the mod with their next patch. http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=16786

DayZ has definitely prompted me to buy the ArmaII pack and will only get better with time.
 
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25. Re: Steam Top 10 May 20, 2012, 23:59 zombiefan
 
I'm pretty ecstatic about DayZ. I've been saying for years I wanted a zombie apocalypse game, focused on scavenging, repairing, barricading, etc and someone finally came through with most of it. Still very rough around the edges, but what this does more is 1) establishes a proof of concept and 2) promotes the idea to other game developers for future projects.

Can't wait to see what comes out in another 3-4 years. You might as well jam an IV into my arm and sit me on a toilet.
 
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24. Re: Steam Top 10 May 20, 2012, 23:17 xXBatmanXx
 
mickelobe wrote on May 20, 2012, 21:50:
Nice write up spindoctor!

I came across some guy who was AFK on the shore outside of Tulga and I went on my way after looking at him for a bit... same guy showed up in Tulga 10 minutes later and shot me in the back about 7 times as I was crawling around trying to not aggro the zeds

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DayZ runs on a real-time day/night and lunar cycle. Full moon should be back June 4th.

Or you could play on a UTC+4 server if you want daytime around the clock.

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23. Re: Steam Top 10 May 20, 2012, 22:35 Jerykk
 
I really wish you could enter all buildings. Right now I don't even bothering entering a town unless I see barns, sheds or warehouses. If every building was enterable, there would be actual incentive to explore every town instead of just bypassing them.  
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22. Re: Steam Top 10 May 20, 2012, 21:50 mickelobe
 
Nice write up spindoctor!

I came across some guy who was AFK on the shore outside of Tulga and I went on my way after looking at him for a bit... same guy showed up in Tulga 10 minutes later and shot me in the back about 7 times as I was crawling around trying to not aggro the zeds

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DayZ runs on a real-time day/night and lunar cycle. Full moon should be back June 4th.

Or you could play on a UTC+4 server if you want daytime around the clock.
 
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21. Re: Steam Top 10 May 20, 2012, 19:14 Dmitri_M
 
ASeven wrote on May 20, 2012, 18:52:
Mods don't sell games! Mods don't sell-- Oh wait.

Mods don't sell games. Zombie Mods sell games.


Seriously though. Anyone familiar with OFP and how the ArmA series turned out know that every copy of ArmA that has ever sold was due to modding. ArmA has none of the sp goodness that OFP had. It's one instance I can think of when a publisher was good for a series. Whoever was the producer on the Codemasters end was clearly responsible for OFP's SP campaigns. The ArmA series prooves BIS have no SP campaign abilities, whatsoever.

It's funny seeing people buy into ArmA now when these survival style mods have existed for years. And so many put us down on boards like these and others, not understanding why many of us could overlook the flaws present in the engine to buy and play such a quirky title. It was true sandbox gameplay long before GTA.

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20. Re: Steam Top 10 May 20, 2012, 18:52 ASeven
 
Mods don't sell games! Mods don't sell-- Oh wait.

From now on whenever some idiot says PC mods do not sell games you only have to point out at this and say, Good mods do fucking sell shitloads of the game where it's built.
 
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19. Re: Steam Top 10 May 20, 2012, 18:28 spindoctor
 
MadBoris wrote on May 20, 2012, 16:33:
Does the environment feel as cool as Stalker?
How is the longevity/replayability, does draw you back in?

The environment and atmosphere has it's own unique feel. It's not exactly like Stalker but there are certainly some similarities. Apart from the zombies, the fact that it's multiplayer and the game's concepts of permadeath and persistent characters adds a level of tension that you can't really replicate in a single player game. It's important to understand that, much like the Walking Dead, the zombies only provide a backdrop to the core experience of Dayz, which is the human interaction between players. When you see someone, do you shoot first? Do you form an alliance to co-op? If so, will you get a bullet in the head the moment your back is turned? If not, how long will your alliance last before you inevitably have to break it for some reason or the other? There's a lot of human behavioral traits that come through in the game, which is really the best part of it.

As for replayability, that's a tricky question. The mod is still in it's alpha stage so there's not much to do other than simply survive. There are no goals that you have to achieve. The first few times you play it, you'll definitely feel a sense of excitement and challenge in just managing that, but it will slowly start to taper away. That's not to say that it becomes boring or anything... every time you play the game, you will walk away with a unique experience and a story to tell. But yea, it is a pure sandbox where you have to find your entertainment by yourself... there are no guiding gameplay systems for that yet. So only you can decide on how much replayability you can assign to a game like that.
 
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