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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free
Feb 28, 2021, 14:15
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free Feb 28, 2021, 14:15
Feb 28, 2021, 14:15
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 10:34:
Question of total ignorance: So, this is a MMORPG without a monthly fee and if I grab it off Steam I'll be good to go?


Correct. It is however a game that has a cash shop and is designed to be very grindy without buying things from it. An example is you have a fairly small inventory but can buy more slots, or buy a pet that acts as a bank or a vendor. Not strictly necessary, but if you get really into playing some of these things make life complicated enough that you almost feel like you need them.

I, myself, bought it years back and never paid an additional cent. I install it now and again and play a bit, try out the new classes that have been released since I played last (they seem to regularly add new classes). That said, I rarely play it for long so the lack of convenience items never really bothers me.
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free
Feb 27, 2021, 13:57
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free Feb 27, 2021, 13:57
Feb 27, 2021, 13:57
 
While the quests and storyline I found uninteresting, the game does have one of the most unique trading systems. Buying/farming/fishing goods from one area of the game and transporting them to another for profit while worrying about decay is something no other MMO I've seen does.

An example is say, fishing. You catch a bunch of fish off the coast. These fish are specific to that area and are not plentiful in a mountainous area further inland. If you sell them right at the nearest location by the shore you get some money for them, but not very much as the goods are commonplace there. Transport them to the mountains and sell them there and you get a significantly higher price. But you also have to take into account how long it will take you to transport the goods there and how fresh they'll be by the time they get there as decay will cause the sale price to drop as well.

If trading is your thing, you can make a full game out of being a merchant in this, moving goods from one section of the world to another. Buying horses and wagons to help move more goods faster.

Outside of that, the combat is actually fairly involved with a lot of combos to memorize for each class. Though on the surface it looks like you can just repeatedly spam a basic attack, to face higher level creatures you need to start paying attention to which specific moves and combos you're using to deal more damage and which individual abilities you've chosen to train.

PvP is a pretty big deal in the game, but I can't say I've ever tried it. Hate PvP in MMO's in general.

As already mentioned, the character creator is literally the gold standard by which all current games should measure themselves by. The sheer amount of detail and adjustments you can make can literally eat up hours of your time if you're that interested in creating a specific appearance.
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Re: OUTRIDERS Demo
Feb 26, 2021, 01:14
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Re: OUTRIDERS Demo Feb 26, 2021, 01:14
Feb 26, 2021, 01:14
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 21:25:
a lot of cutscenes, and it feels like all of those 3rd person cover shooters. cant jump, on rails at times doesnt yet stand out but i just got to the main part of the demo

Seriously. More cutscenes than gameplay, and each time they yank control away from you. I'd have thought companies would learn how destructive that is to immersion.

Feels like a worse version of Gears of War and I hated Gears of War. Now with magic and added loot. Hooray.
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Re: Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Violent Video Games
Feb 23, 2021, 01:24
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Re: Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Violent Video Games Feb 23, 2021, 01:24
Feb 23, 2021, 01:24
 
Ah yes, the recent rise in carjackings must be the fault of GTA V which as we all know has only recently come out.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Feb 21, 2021, 20:11
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Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 21, 2021, 20:11
Feb 21, 2021, 20:11
 
Slick wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 17:54:
wtf is battlefield v doing on that list?

It's on sale.60% off.
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Re: Dead of Winter Announced
Feb 20, 2021, 13:28
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Re: Dead of Winter Announced Feb 20, 2021, 13:28
Feb 20, 2021, 13:28
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 20, 2021, 10:40:
Teddy wrote on Feb 19, 2021, 11:48:
This feels like a lawsuit waiting to happen. Dead of Winter is the name of a popular board game. I have my doubts they gave permission for the name to be used.

You (as well as nearly everyone else who commented in this topic) should learn or maybe google what a "trademark" is and why it's not copyright and why it's not enforceable in this instance. For that to understand, google the actual trademark of the boardgame

Hint: Type: GS0281 - Board games

Unless US trademarks work different... this seems a clear case.

Thank you so much for your snide, smug response. I'll be sure to take it to heart.
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Re: Dead of Winter Announced
Feb 19, 2021, 16:19
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Re: Dead of Winter Announced Feb 19, 2021, 16:19
Feb 19, 2021, 16:19
 
Primalchrome wrote on Feb 19, 2021, 14:58:
I hope this guy gets sued into oblivion.

Eh, there's no evidence as yet that it was intentional or that there's even an issue from the board game makers. After all, it's not like the phrase originated with them. There was a movie with the same title in 1987. Hell, it even shows up in a book from 1807 by Washington Irving.

I just suspect that they may have it trademarked in terms of gaming. Whether that carries over from board games to video games, and whether they even see it as a problem is up to them.
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Re: Dead of Winter Announced
Feb 19, 2021, 11:48
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Re: Dead of Winter Announced Feb 19, 2021, 11:48
Feb 19, 2021, 11:48
 
This feels like a lawsuit waiting to happen. Dead of Winter is the name of a popular board game. I have my doubts they gave permission for the name to be used.
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Re: Red Dead Online Adds Solo Missions
Feb 17, 2021, 17:39
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Re: Red Dead Online Adds Solo Missions Feb 17, 2021, 17:39
Feb 17, 2021, 17:39
 
Slick wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 17:04:
It's mostly empty space. Don't know why you wouldn't just play the marvellous singleplayer instead. The world is just much more populated and interactive in singleplayer. And I know that's usually the case, but I mean most lobbies have like 12-16 people in them for the WHOLE FUCKING MAP, which if you haven't played, is laaaaaaaaaaaarge. It takes 16 minutes just to ride flat-out from one end of the map to the other.

Not everyone is interested in playing someone else's story. The online portion is a sandbox that allows you to make your own story for your character. I'll concede that the single player game is a great game, but it didn't hold my interest beyond the first few missions.
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Re: Red Dead Online Adds Solo Missions
Feb 17, 2021, 17:36
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Re: Red Dead Online Adds Solo Missions Feb 17, 2021, 17:36
Feb 17, 2021, 17:36
 
Avus wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 16:00:
Is this game also inflected with lots of cheaters like GTA5 online?

It's had its issues with them. The wife played more than I did, and she says that people were spawning a bunch of bears right on her position, or blowing her up repeatedly. There was also a point in time when they could summon KKK npcs from the story en mass to harass people.

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Re: Rumor: Next Call of Duty Set in WW2
Feb 17, 2021, 14:26
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Re: Rumor: Next Call of Duty Set in WW2 Feb 17, 2021, 14:26
Feb 17, 2021, 14:26
 
Two of those wars/conflicts are still ongoing. I doubt any company wants to touch the Russo-Ukrainian War (Crimean situation) or the Syrian Civil War as long as people are still out there fighting and dying. That's not about being politically correct, it's about being decent human beings and not gamifying a situation that is still destroying lives.

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Re: Valheim Sells 2M, Passes 360K Concurrent Players
Feb 16, 2021, 17:42
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Re: Valheim Sells 2M, Passes 360K Concurrent Players Feb 16, 2021, 17:42
Feb 16, 2021, 17:42
 
It's got some solid gameplay and I've had fun. It does have some arbitrary bullshit involved too though. Like the fact that teleporters simply don't function if you're carrying ore or metal bars, but are perfectly fine with you waltzing through with your full set of metal armor and equipment. It's done specifically to make you waste time walking back to base from the scattered mining locations instead of allowing you to plant a portal nearby.
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Re: Empire of Ember Announced
Feb 16, 2021, 17:35
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Re: Empire of Ember Announced Feb 16, 2021, 17:35
Feb 16, 2021, 17:35
 
Interesting idea, but the gameplay just looks so slow and awkward from that video.
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Re: Kingdom Hearts Comes to PC Next Month as EGS Exclusive
Feb 12, 2021, 00:14
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Re: Kingdom Hearts Comes to PC Next Month as EGS Exclusive Feb 12, 2021, 00:14
Feb 12, 2021, 00:14
 
Slick wrote on Feb 11, 2021, 21:56:
I bought Kingdom Hearts 3 on PS4 after seeing the trailers. I figured I'd just be able to jump in even if I haven't played the earlier ones, which I wasn't going to do. I watched a 30 minute recap video of just the first game. I shortly after gave up on any hope of ever playing KH3. The plot is ridiculously convoluted, and it seems like you're jumping into the last season of a very weird, densely plotted soap opera.

Too bad, cause it looks cool. But my god, I dare anyone to watch a re-cap video of just the first game (if you never played it yourself) and try to get excited about later games.

In many games series they work to make everything accessible for people who haven't played them before. That's never been something that the Kingdom Hearts series did. You really do have to play them all to understand where it's at. So anyone hoping to just jump in with #3 should save their money. For anyone actually interested in going through the whole thing, the earlier games will also be coming out at the same time.
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Re: Kingdom Hearts Comes to PC Next Month as EGS Exclusive
Feb 12, 2021, 00:11
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Re: Kingdom Hearts Comes to PC Next Month as EGS Exclusive Feb 12, 2021, 00:11
Feb 12, 2021, 00:11
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 11, 2021, 20:34:
I guess that's fine for the ~20-30 million who actually buy things on EGS.

You mean fine that they finally convinced Nintendo to release the Kingdom Hearts series on PC, something that Valve couldn't manage to do in 18 years? This gives people who are interested in the games, but not able to or willing to buy the consoles to play them the ability to do so. How terrible of them.
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Re: Beat Saber Beats 4M Sales
Feb 6, 2021, 23:58
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Re: Beat Saber Beats 4M Sales Feb 6, 2021, 23:58
Feb 6, 2021, 23:58
 
Armengar wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 14:27:
Beastsaber is a great resource for beat saber too. With the sync mod it is really easy to add more tracks. We have hundreds on our game now.

I am really really surprised beast saber hasnt been shut down yet.

I'm assuming you mean Beatsaver as the resource. As in, beatsaver.com
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Re: Next Battlefield This Year
Feb 2, 2021, 19:53
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Re: Next Battlefield This Year Feb 2, 2021, 19:53
Feb 2, 2021, 19:53
 
"It will take full advantage of next-gen consoles
Feature more players than ever before
Takes franchise to the next level"

Translation: We have no fucking idea what it's going to be about or what era it's set in. You shoot people. That's what we know about it.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 28, 2021, 22:34
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Re: Op Ed Jan 28, 2021, 22:34
Jan 28, 2021, 22:34
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 28, 2021, 15:26:
Stop screwing people with regional pricing and you'll see less piracy.

Regional pricing exists specifically to combat piracy in lower income countries. If you expect someone who earns the equivalent to $2000 a year in income to pay $80 for a new game, you're delusional.
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Re: The Medium Reviews
Jan 28, 2021, 01:39
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Re: The Medium Reviews Jan 28, 2021, 01:39
Jan 28, 2021, 01:39
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 27, 2021, 14:01:
I feel like I could respect developers that would make an actual fucking game instead of shit like this (and for fucks sake enough with the pixel graphics).

To reach the unsatisfying conclusion, you’ll have to play through a lot of empty areas and backtracking-based puzzles. Do you like searching for keys and levers over and over? I hope so, because that’s a lot of what you do in this game. Another issue is that The Medium’s main creature is scary, but is also the only real threat in the entire game. That lack of a threat, combined with the simplistic puzzle design, makes too much of the game a bore. There are no random zombies or ghostly demons to fight. There’s essentially no-combat at all, outside of some areas that have you burning ghost moths with spirit energy. This means a lot of time is spent running around larger-than-necessary levels, with no threat of death or failure, trying to desperately find the one small item needed to press forward.

Oh yeah, definitely GOTY material.

Funny, that review reads to me like "WAAAAAHHH!!! This game isn't the genre I wanted it to be!"
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jan 10, 2021, 15:00
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 10, 2021, 15:00
Jan 10, 2021, 15:00
 
Saboth wrote on Jan 10, 2021, 14:09:
For hundreds of years, we have not allowed propaganda within our nation to flourish.

If this is in any way referring to the United States, then you are VERY misinformed. Propaganda is the very basis of US nationalism. The levels of fervent worship for the 'founding fathers' is disturbing. The "We're the greatest country in the world!" crowd believes that for one reason and one reason alone. Propaganda told them that. Over and over and over again until they believed it.
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