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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
47. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 30, 2017, 17:37 Creston
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 11:27:
Also my first defense mission was completely different than the old defense mission. You used to have to do basically a terror mission but this time it was defending two groups of civvies, and I had a crapload of resistance fighters on my side that contributed a certain amount of damage that made the mission real touch and go.

I really liked that mission. The resistance in mine were a bunch of Canadian snipers or something, because they were popping Advent left and right, even with their shitty 2 damage weapons.


 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 30, 2017, 12:38 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 11:40:
I read the article, and Obsidian's reasoning was sound, especially in 2005, when they were actually offered it. 2017, they might have to just accept it, with all the insane popularity of the TV show, although I think their reasoning for lack of gameplay is still valid.

Yeah, I fail to see how you keep a GoT RPG interesting unless you make it a super dialogue heavy, political intrigue thing. Which probably isn't what most RPG players really want.

An RPG where you play as Danaerys and get to fly Dragons might be cool though. Actually, forget RPG, we need another Dragonlance game! Remember flying Dragons in that back in like 1991 or so? IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME, 2fps be damned!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2017, 12:34 Creston
 
BobBob wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 11:30:
What are your thoughts on "clicker training" for dogs? Book

It seems complicated to me, but I'm sure it works. I don't really get why it's supposedly better than command training, though. You're still trying to make the dog understand which behavior is okay and which isn't, and you're trying to make it understand which click goes with which context, which is the same as teaching it commands. A click for paws on the ground to me is the same as just telling the dog "GROUND!"

But I know a lot of trainers swear by it, so I'm sure it works. Just always seemed a little overly complicated to me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2017, 12:31 Creston
 
That fire ants thing is just fucking NIGHTMARE FUEL.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 30, 2017, 10:09 Creston
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 22:54:
Creston wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 21:17:
Ajit Pai "Clearly the people are confused by net neutrality. We need to let Verizon and AT&T make it easier for them."

Clearly the people can't be trusted, afterall we voted in donny by a landslide.

He keeps using that word "landslide." I don't think it means what he thinks it means.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
44. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 30, 2017, 10:06 Creston
 
Played that much-talked-about mission with the two resistance heroes and the Lost, and it was AWESOME. Some of my soldiers made shots to save themselves/the team that were freaking unbelievable. My sniper turned into Billy the Kid with her pistol, at one point she took out six of those bastards in a row.

REALLY cool mission. So far I'm very much enjoying it, except for the constant, non-stop blabbering by 12000 people while you're on the strategy map. How did nobody at Firaxis go "We need to tone this down, it's information overload, it's noise overload, it's annoying." Unbelievable. There will be times when you just want to go work on putting upgrades on a weapon, but instead you're sitting there for five minutes waiting for people to finish spouting their exposition bullshit at you. :\


Also, WORF AND TROI are in it!
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
43. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 30, 2017, 10:02 Creston
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 02:26:
Rhett wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:10:
as opposed to $40 retail for USA, and $30 on sale at GMG

It is only 5% off at GMG for me. What am I doing wrong? Well, in this case I will wait for a sale. Got dozens of games on my backlist to play, so I can wait for a more reasonable price.

It was only 25% off during the "game of the week" sale a few weeks ago. I think I even posted about it here at that time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 30, 2017, 10:02 Creston
 
Correction: Rural America is TRYING to build its own internet because nobody else will, but asshole Senators keep introducing laws to prevent this, because they receive bribes from AT&T, Comcast and Verizon to stop it.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 29, 2017, 21:17 Creston
 
Ajit Pai "Clearly the people are confused by net neutrality. We need to let Verizon and AT&T make it easier for them."

God will someone hit that fucker with a bus already.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
35. Re: Game Reviews Aug 29, 2017, 19:39 Creston
 
peteham wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 19:29:
On top of that, there's now official second wave options (difficulty settings when you start a new campaign) that allow you to double the mission timers and/or the length of the advent project (or something to that effect, not 100% sure what the amount was).

I didn't even notice that. Thank you, sir! (btw, can confirm that there's fewer mission timers now. I've had two so far without one. Ah, so much better. Fun new "hunt enemy commanders" missions too. )
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
33. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 29, 2017, 18:24 Creston
 
Since it took me about an hour to figure this out, I figured I'd post it here and save someone the aggravation.

I started playing, and everything looked the same. Same intro mission, same shitty "Get the exploding generator" mission, same mission timers, same cutscenes. I check that the DLC is installed, yep. Every review I read says that WotC basically starts on the second mission. I play another mission, still nothing.

Sigh


Exit out, go back to the splash screen. There is a War of the Chosen logo there. So why is it not starting????

Turns out you have to CLICK that logo to select War of the Chosen as your game mode... So if you were wondering, there you go.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
31. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 29, 2017, 17:27 Creston
 
Frijoles wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 14:15:
Primalchrome wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:48:
Same. The turn extension mod was the only thing that saved it for me. I'll probably wait until the Christmas sale to make sure that the mods are all working properly... Well...that and the fact that I'm in a backlog of titles I'm trying to play at this hot second.

Sounds like this version has an ini file that lets you tweak the turns. Most likely a mod is coming that does it for you (the current top turns mod was broken when I last looked). So not quite as easy as a mod yet, but not hard to change.

I've also seen some reviews that say that the mission timers have been scaled back quite dramatically, so now they're more of a "oh, hey, a mission with a timer!" than "Hey, the 249th mission in a row with a timer."

Of course, they've finally been able to figure out how to kill players through normal gameplay this time around, so they don't need the horseshit "You must rush into a group of aliens four times in a row if you want to have any hope of succeeding in this mission" design anymore.

In any case, it's trivially easy to lengthen the amount of turns you get. Just dig through the .ini files, it literally took me like 3 minutes to find the entry that controlled that, and a simple switch from 8 to 12 fixed pretty much all my aggravation with it. (and even with 12 turns, I had a few missions that came down to the last turn. 8 turns was just bullshit.)

 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
30. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 29, 2017, 17:24 Creston
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 13:57:
Creston wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 13:47:
It was a little annoying this morning when GMG was being slow to give the keys out, and then when I finally had my key, it gets installed as a piece of DLC in XCOM2, and I couldn't get freaking Steam to download it for love or money.

Finally started after ~ 45 minutes or so.

Should be ready to go when I come home. Wooo.

Go to Downloads. You'll see the DLC scheduled. Eff that. Hit the button to send it to the top of the queue and you'll download it instantly.

Yeah, but it wasn't showing up there. I think it was finally my restart of Steam that made it go "Oh, you want to download that."

The way DLC integrates into games has always been just plain fucking terrible in Steam.

Thanks for the tip, though.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Creation Club Beta
8. Re: Fallout 4 Creation Club Beta Aug 29, 2017, 13:53 Creston
 
including the best community creators

Bullshit. Some of the absolute finest modders applied and got told "Your stuff isn't really what we're looking for." Ie, your stuff isn't vapid, empty bullshit we can sell for a few easy dollars.

But hey, the Power Horse Armor made it on!
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
18. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 29, 2017, 13:50 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:49:
Flatline wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:31:
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:27:
It's really hard to resist. I have not been back to XCOM2 in a while, this is a good reason to.

Same here. Vanilla XCOM2 didn't click for me. I didn't mind the turn timers, I didn't mind the scarcity of resources in the strategy map, but both together ended up frustrating me.

Well, you might get even more frustrated by this expansion. Among the many changes are the really annoying(going by the smaller Alien Hunter DLC) bosses that will pop up in your missions and not even follow the rules of the game, ie. turn order, number of turns, etc.

I'll get this eventually, but probably wait for a sale.

The Alien Hunters DLC was nuts, they admitted they made it waaaaay too tough. They scaled it back (a bit) for the Chosen. I mean, they're still super tough, especially against your rookie squads, but they're not just stupid "Alien boss shows up, your squad dies."
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
17. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 29, 2017, 13:47 Creston
 
It was a little annoying this morning when GMG was being slow to give the keys out, and then when I finally had my key, it gets installed as a piece of DLC in XCOM2, and I couldn't get freaking Steam to download it for love or money.

Finally started after ~ 45 minutes or so.

Should be ready to go when I come home. Wooo.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 29, 2017, 06:57 Creston
 
Driverless car? Maybe when I'm 70 or so.
 
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News Comments > MS's Virtual Reality Sets This Year
18. Re: MS's Virtual Reality Sets This Year Aug 28, 2017, 22:56 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 28, 2017, 17:51:
Creston wrote on Aug 28, 2017, 17:00:
BEWARE Microsoft and new hardware. Their track record with new hardware is abysmal.

Not true. Their mice and keyboards have been good. I still use a MS split keyboard on one of my Rigs. And their joysticks were great back in the day. Surface Pro gets great reviews. Lastly the Zune was good hardware, just had a crappy market.

Mice and keyboards, jeez, whatever, but their joysticks took a little while to get going (remember the wonderful bug where Windows 98 and the Sidewinder didn't work together?), and the Surface was a giant piece of fucking garbage until the 4th iteration. Go read up on some of the Surface 2 and Surface 3 problems. Some of which STILL aren't fixed.

Add into that the 360 RROD fiasco, their initial cordless phone venture, that garbage speaker set they released in the late 90s (which had a fun bug where it instantly set volume either to minimum or to maximum at random), the fucking KINECT, and I'm telling you, be careful to put money into Microsoft's new hardware ventures, especially if it seems the price point is way too good to be true.
 
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News Comments > Game of Thrones Game Rumor
8. Re: Game of Thrones Game Rumor Aug 28, 2017, 17:03 Creston
 
There is already a tits and swords Game of Thrones game. It's called The Witcher 3.
 
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News Comments > MS's Virtual Reality Sets This Year
12. Re: MS's Virtual Reality Sets This Year Aug 28, 2017, 17:00 Creston
 
BEWARE Microsoft and new hardware. Their track record with new hardware is abysmal.
 
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