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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Launches Consumer Products Division
16. Re: Activision Blizzard Launches Consumer Products Division Feb 1, 2017, 17:23 Alamar
 
Prez wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 12:26:
As long as Blizzard keeps making good games, I don't really care what they do. Just tighten up the story-writing - it's gotten noticeably worse as of late. Diablo 3s story was 'meh' and StarCraft 2's was pants. Particularly the last chapter. But those cutscenes though - WOW!

What's worse? 'meh' or pants?
 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Early Access
7. Re: Conan Exiles Early Access Jan 31, 2017, 11:50 Alamar
 
I haven't jumped on the survival bandwagon at all, but this doesn't look to me like the others... In other words, I'm interested... Need to check out some gameplay stuff in the near future ; )  
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News Comments > Prey in May
6. Re: Prey in May Jan 26, 2017, 00:03 Alamar
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 23:17:
This actually looks really good, I'm down for at least a sale price buy.

Am I the only one that didn't like the original Prey game that much? It irks me slightly that they are using the same title, but Human Head studios is still around, doing other things, and they never owned the IP anyway. Plus it's been like 11 years.

The main thing I didn't like about Prey, is that it did much cooler Portal shit than Portal, but Portal got all the fame...

jdreyer wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 00:03:
This looks pretty cool.

Using the Prey name makes no sense at all.

Well, it's a sequel of sorts, in the same 'universe'... It's just a very different project (and non-tribal focus) than the previous...
 
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News Comments > Apocalypse Now - the Game Kickstarter
8. Re: Apocalypse Now - the Game Kickstarter Jan 25, 2017, 23:59 Alamar
 
Nine hundred thousand smackeroonies eh... Yeah..... No.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March
14. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 17:04 Alamar
 
I've made this point a number of times, and basically, new players to Souls games need to realize that they're not Action RPGs... They're stamina management simulators...

If you whack away your stamina with too many attacks (which with a big weapon might be two), and don't leave enough to maneuver (which also takes stamina), many things will kill you and you'll wonder why this isn't working like all the the other Action RPGs.

Once you understand that, you can start to learn and enjoy the experience... And then you'll wander into the catacombs way the fuck too early and you're fucked ; )
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March
2. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 10:45 Alamar
 
Wonder if this one will have any content... So happy I didn't prematurely pick up the Season Pass...  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 15, 2017, 22:00 Alamar
 
Dev wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 16:24:
Don't forget XCOM2 for lowest sale it's ever been, $12.
It's the bonus for subscribing to humble monthly. Subscribe and then set a reminder to cancel in second week of Feb.

As it's the early game, can't you just sub for the month, the cancel immediately, getting XCom2 now, the other ~5 in a few weeks and no threat of extra payment?
 
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News Comments > Vampyr Trailer
2. Re: Vampyr Trailer Dec 23, 2016, 14:02 Alamar
 
This 'trailer' didn't do much for me, but it linked to a gameplay one at the end... Looks interesting... Going on the watch list now ; )  
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News Comments > Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com
15. Re: Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com Dec 21, 2016, 15:47 Alamar
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:58:
never got into descent... seemed like a game trying to make the most of its technical limitations (underground tunnels, no physics) but IMO it was not a fun result

always preferred Magic Carpet ... now that would be a good reboot

Magic Carpets were great games... There have been a few hobby developed attempts over the years, including my own, but they die off before getting anywhere near completion, including my own heh.

I would love to see a 'real' company take that style and do something with it.. With the crap ton of voxel/terrain-deformation going on these days, I'm not sure why it hasn't happened... MC had it's drawbacks of course (repetition of all Bullfrog games really), but it could be fun ; )
 
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News Comments > Shenmue III Preorders
3. Re: Shenmue III Preorders Dec 15, 2016, 15:38 Alamar
 
egg_mcmuffin wrote on Dec 15, 2016, 11:09:
I still have my original dreamcast game, lots of memories with that game, I remember really liking driving the fork lift lol..

For some reason I couldn't seem to get into 2 but maybe I need to revisit.

I still have my original disc too... But I didn't end up liking it, at all, so I've played it about an hour...
 
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News Comments > The Surge Gameplay Video
1. Re: The Surge Gameplay Video Dec 14, 2016, 11:15 Alamar
 
Sci-fi Dark Souls? Yes please... Not a fan of the glitching screen effects though...

Noticed the 'souls' multiplier in the bottom right, and I'm wondering if it's made by Lords of the Fallen people.

Edit: Yep... Deck 13... I had no issues with Lords of the Fallen, and thought it was a great take on the Souls style gameplay.

Edit x2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLzQNCgQ0GV7ar47tm5CWLFatSbqwgTIXx&v=TGK4KITyluY for some detailed goodness... I am now hyped... : )

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News Comments > Path of Exile Breach Launches
7. Re: Path of Exile Breach Launches Dec 3, 2016, 18:10 Alamar
 
Hmmm... Telling myself to stick with the BF guy for a bit... So I head to Lab... Belly of the Beast drops, which the 36% Inc Life would be great for my RF/Ray build heh...  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Breach Launches
6. Re: Path of Exile Breach Launches Dec 3, 2016, 17:39 Alamar
 
Brumbek wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 13:16:
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 23:42:
Got to 49 with my Blade Flurry Assassin.
We're all Blade Flurry Assassins!! I'm only level 30, but I plan to at least try for 24 challenges this league. Also, I was so excited to log in right away and get the nice simple name "Flurio". I've been going around to town folk and saying in Antonio Banderas' voice, "I am Flurio, much blade, so flurry." It really adds to the immersion.

56 here... Ya, some of the Breaches are so satisfying... Others are quite the quick death heh... Found one of the bosses so far, and he killed me 3 times (it was close to the entrance) before I found out he can't even be killed... But at least I got the 'Achievement' credit for it I guess.

I'm actually really underwhelmed by BF... I played some Scorching Ray before the buff and found it great... Though, being the first char in the League, all my gear has been mostly crap, and my resists need some love. BF has it's moments of course, but it hits fairly softly so far... Will see what the next set of Ascendancy points do for me.
 
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News Comments > Prey Gameplay Video
2. Re: Prey Gameplay Video Dec 2, 2016, 12:19 Alamar
 
hahahaha... That was great... Typical Shooter mentality is, 'Shit, I have this crappy <insert melee weapon>... Where do I get my first pea shooter?'...

The whole name thing still turns me off, but I like what I'm seeing... Reminds of some of the mechanics in BioShock, and a few other shooters, which is a good thing ; )
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced
4. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced Dec 2, 2016, 12:08 Alamar
 
There was a lot of hate on for this game when it was fresh, but I enjoyed it quite a bit ; )

I'm really curious about the Duke version... Unless the game actually 'bleeps' out the cursing... Unlikely considering the original is pretty 'adult oriented'...

That's gotta be a good deal of re-work though, as the main character is seen/heard a lot in the original...
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
9. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Nov 28, 2016, 23:10 Alamar
 
I closed everything else when updating... Because driver updates can still set the resolution to 1024, and it messes up windows so many times... So instead, it decides to fuck over the icons on my desktop in a weird way... By weird, I mean, it set them all to every 4th row/column... I only have 5 or so that are in specific spots, but it's still stupid annoying.  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
47. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 25, 2016, 11:27 Alamar
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 14:57:
Hrm, the prices in general weren't great, but I've already given in and bought about 8 games this sale.

Dark Souls 2, Dragon's Dogma, Windward, Star Ruler 2, then the big ones, MGS V:Phantom Pain, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Shen DLC for XCOM2 and Planetary Annihilation:Titans also, I believe.

The queue gorges itself, chuckling as it moves farther and farther away from completion.

If you can get a refund on Dragon's Dogma, it's this month's Humble Monthly 'top' pick... So for $12 USD, you'll get that, immediately, and another 5-7 games in a week.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Breach Announced
8. Re: Path of Exile: Breach Announced Nov 22, 2016, 21:56 Alamar
 
Xirgu wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 10:53:
kinda curious what gems you linked with it.. I tried the skill on a totem and was seriously UNimpressed by its ability to kill things.. thats on a tabula with a few support gems, bought on a lev 90 char, given to a lev 70 char , tested in a lev 60 area. could reliably kill zombies.. if they came one at a time..

that said RF is the only build it might be useful for , for a few % extra dmg from the -fire res mod. slooowly building up to a whopping -24%
still.. instead of waiting for it to tickle things you might simply use a different spell, actually do some damage and proc for example element equilibrium for much greater resistance reduction..(-50% instant)

Ray is linked with Controlled Destruction and Elemental Focus... Both of which are pure buff... The drawback don't apply to Ray anyways... Also Faster Casting for faster stacking damage/debuff, Improved Burning and Rapid Decay... Using Orb of Storms to proc Elemental Equilibrium, Curse On Hit (Currently Flammability), and with Inc crit strikes for Elemental Overload...

Build or Check ZiggyD's Google Doc... Currently 61 with not great gear, and still wiping out groups with one sweep.

Tipsy: If you mean Fire Damage Leech, Ray (and I think all DoT damage) can't Leech. Which I guess is another reason it's an RF build, since you get many of the % regen nodes (~11% total, then 4% from standing in consecration from Inquisitor).
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Breach Announced
4. Re: Path of Exile: Breach Announced Nov 21, 2016, 15:38 Alamar
 
I've been enjoying the new Scorching Ray ability... Started out a bit sluggish (in part compared to crazy good early game leveling uniques for melee skills, and my lack of +spell damage early on), but it's pretty low mana cost, so throwing 3-4 support gems at it didn't cause me to be out of mana all the time...

The skill is a bit clunky at times, but when it works, I'm basically just waving it past a group of mobs over half a second, and they all start burning for 1.9s.. Rares don't always die in that sweep, but a bit of concentrated fire helps that...

I've never had so little trouble with the Lab boss though... Great concentrated damage, and I didn't insta die to a charge/projectile because of all the extra life/regen in that build.

I'm using a build based on ZiggyD's RF/Ray Inquisitor, and this is the first time I've actually gotten to play RF, because it takes so much regen and fire res investment, I would just throw it on for 2s and wonder how people can use it... Now that I'm using it effectively, it's great, both from a 'run past small mobs and they die', and the huge dmg buff to Scorching Ray : )

Still won't likely make it far enough to do Uber Lab though, but we'll see if the content progression changes coming up change any of that... If Atlas only made me spend an extra few hours in maps, I don't see the other stuff doing enough for me.
 
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News Comments > Steam Screenshot Policy Change?
17. Re: Steam Screenshot Policy Change? Nov 3, 2016, 11:02 Alamar
 
This is a good change, but I would love to see a gameplay video also being a requirement... And the order of the vids are fucked for so many game... I don't want to see your newly added character/DLC before actual info about the base game. The last part has always made me wonder if Steam just didn't support re-ordering vids.  
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