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Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Dec 12, 2017, 08:19 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Nicotine addiction, most likely to blame.

People refuse to even try to quit, or wear the damn patches, and somehow think they can go an hour or two in a metal box without their cigarettes.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 11, 2017, 04:05 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wow, nice to see Spellforce 3 on there, although I hope people have been patching their game (up to v1.08 now), it was pretty buggy on release.

Getting Over It = Keyboard Smasher? Rage Inducer? The trailer video made me sympathetically angry for the guy doing the demo. I will have to pass on that game.
 
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News Comments > Something Something Jagged Alliance
6. Re: Something Something Jagged Alliance Dec 8, 2017, 21:52 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I know it'll annoy the classic JA fans, but Jagged Alliance - Back in Action and Crossfire were pretty fun indie-ish games.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Dec 8, 2017, 21:49 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
It's almost like heating water in a confined space leads to a lot of pressure building up.
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Released
5. Re: SpellForce 3 Released Dec 8, 2017, 21:47 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Just dropping some more info: So far, still on release day, they are up to patch 1.04. Hooray! Unfortunately, my save games seem to be fatally bugged, I'm into the 'main' storyline in the Campaign, and the F10/Blueprint window is completely missing in my game, even after repairing. I've found maybe 10 blueprints, 'used' 4-5, and nothing shows up anywhere. The game is playable but I have no upper tech units, and can't upgrade lower units with the blueprints I have.

I'll restart in a couple days. On the plus side, they are actively patching the game. I did redo my characters to make a mega-tank, 1h/shield frontline guy, and casters/ranged in the backfield, because the damage gets obscene in a hurry for melee DPS guys. Any front line hero that isn't setup for max armor/max resist gets annihilated by any large group focus firing on them.

 
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News Comments > The Evil Within 2 Free Trial
4. Re: The Evil Within 2 Free Trial Dec 8, 2017, 21:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 20:04:
Very good game, this. I am greatly enjoying it.

Bad performance though! A game like this should not drop way below 60. The Witcher 3 doesn't go below 70 with everything on Ultra ffs.

I played through it, it runs well on a decent machine, but yes, not the most optimized engine I've ever experienced. Third person shooter/horror fans who also love insane Japanese style story lines shoud apply.
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Released
3. Re: SpellForce 3 Released Dec 7, 2017, 22:37 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 16:47:
Good to hear. Unfortunately I won't even consider buying it until they make some statement about resolving the AMD issues with it. Such a shame too because it looks great.

Somebody else on here also had an AMD cpu, and was able to play the beta... I am blanking on the person's alias, but it might be something other than the CPU giving you issues.

After some more hours of the campaign... the gameplay is great, the writing is a bit laughable in spots, and WAY too much dialogue by NPCs, although that'll probably thin out once the campaign really gets rolling. The music is really wonderful in spots, I wonder how much money they had for this game vs Spellforce 2, it must be several orders of magnitude greater.

Also, all melee seems to be strong(dual wield especially, 1h/shield, 2h), ranged (bows/xbows) seem to be the weakest character path(only really excels at killing enemy mages), and magic is amazing for killing enemy troops with AoE.

BUG: There seems to be a potentially MAJOR bug in the blueprint unlock system. There has already been a patch though, so maybe they are aware and are working on it/have fixed it. I've found 3-4 blueprints, which are supposed to unlock various tech tree options and/or buff existing units, but NONE of them are going into the Blueprint(F10) window, and stuff is NOT getting unlocked.

Release day issues, sigh. Not a huge deal though, as I'm tempted to restart anyway and redo my characters. It seems VASTLY more efficient to focus on one damage path and maybe one backup path(healing/nukes etc.) and not try to do two equipment(melee/ranged, melee dps/tanking) paths, yet half the default NPCs are setup that way, and the default setting for your main character is the same. *boggle*

There's also a minor display/animation bug with one handed spears, most of the time the character will attack with the two handed spear motion and (maybe?) not use your other 1hander. Potentially a big bug, but I just shelved my 1h spears for now, Sword/Rondel is beastly anyway.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return
2. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return Dec 7, 2017, 22:27 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Interesting. I may pick this up for $9.99 eventually, if they basically bring it back to BF1 levels, aka mostly like Kxmode's list, ie. all game changing items unlockable via normal play, cosmetic crap for sale.

I disagree on selling maps, that'll just split the community, but they'll probably do something to make up the difference.
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Released
1. Re: SpellForce 3 Released Dec 7, 2017, 15:15 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I have in and bought it, of course. (GoG version)

So far, it's beautiful, visually and aurally, campaign seems well designed as a tutorial in the first two missions, tons of loot and items, and seems to be introducing units/buildings at a decent rate.

The combat is good, if you played the public beta, it seems largely the same, just more units available.

Downside: had a game crashing bug when I went to load a game, from within the game (killed a miniboss but his loot bag fell right on a Tutorial area, so I couldn't pick it up !) and had to reboot.

When I went to repair the game in Galaxy, it did download some more files, so perhaps the initial download was corrupted. I'll see.

So far though it's fun, and I'm doing mostly the same sort of setup I had in Spellforce 2, Hero group with some ranged backup and a few heavy tanks, and a more mixed backup group for base defense while the Heroes explore and loot. It does feel as though there were more units in Spellforce 2, although some of that may have been from DLC, it's been awhile.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Dec 5, 2017, 23:09 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Some of these are far criticisms, to be honest. District 9, and all of Blomkamp's work for that matter, felt like the universe he invented was awesome, yet the story fell on its face. Get him some decent writing partners for fuck's sake.

Some of them are a bit of a stretch.. you're telling me Django wasn't arguably Tarantino's best film? That Scarface wasn't amazing for the time period?

Then there's Full Metal Jacket! How the hell can you not like the second half of FMJ!?! Instantly disqualifies this whole list.

Then I realized this is a Cracked.com link, and these are random submissions from their readers, not the work of any film critic. Kids these days.

Also, hating Get Out. Edgy!

Clearly I watch too many movies though, I've seen every film on this list at least twice.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
5. Re: Evening Patches Dec 5, 2017, 10:27 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Unless they change the mechanics drastically, I'm skipping SW:BF2. I hope they won't mess up the next Battlefield game with that crap, but of course they will. EA's going to run their games into the ground with this lootbox crap, at least for my generation. Apparently the phone-game generation will buy this sort of thing without any reservation.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 3, 2017, 16:54 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
There's the old CS:GO. Must have been another ban wave. Probably for PUBG also.
 
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News Comments > Who Controls Star Control?
1. Re: Who Controls Star Control? Dec 3, 2017, 16:53 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Ugh, I knew this was going to become a confusing mess.

Let slip the lawyers, etc.

 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
7. Re: Morning Patches Dec 3, 2017, 12:50 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
ItBurn wrote on Dec 2, 2017, 01:12:
I played and loved all their games. The instantly have my money. I have no idea, but I'm afraid they didn't make enough money with Soma. It seemed kinda under the radar, despite the cool videos they did for it. I wonder what they're going to do next. Any info?

Well, they released an Xbox One version of SOMA with safe mode, but there really isn't any new information on their web page(aside from the above) since 2015. You may be right, they may have lost money overall on SOMA. Or, they are working on their next game and have been for awhile, but no press release yet? Hopefully they aren't going under.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2017, 15:20 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2017, 15:04:

If someone has a DNR tattoo it should be common sense not to. I'm actually getting my will done this year and get all that sort of stuff in line so there's never any confusion like this. Why in the hell did it take them so long to find his DRN order on file? And the had to consult an ethical consultant - that's an actual thing that people pay money for? Are you fucking kidding me? And people wonder why medicine is so outrageously overpriced.

DNR notices are clear, when looking at them after the fact or from the sidelines, but when you have seconds to make up your mind to resuscitate or not, and all you have to go on is a tattoo, then it can be a bit of a gray area. It takes time to find the actual legal documents for DNR, which might not even be on file in the state/country the patient is getting treatment in. There are already cases of people with DNR tattoos who ASKED to be saved when they regained consciousness... it's not as simple as you'd think, and tattoos are not legally binding documents in the USA, as far as I know. For the record, the hospital's ethics department decided to correctly honor the tattoo.


 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
3. Re: Morning Patches Dec 1, 2017, 23:26 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
SOMA was awesome, but wtf, safe mode? I guess... but the monsters could be dodged/ran from anyway... Oh well, it's good if it gets more people to experience niche games like that.

It's been a year since I played SOMA, but I swear I remember most of the monsters don't even insta-kill you anyway, just knock you down and cause damage(translates to vision obstructions), which you can heal at various spots.

ItBurn, if you're not aware, Frictional Games, the guys who did SOMA, also did the Amnesia and Penumbra series. The Penumbra ones are a bit long in the tooth now, but all of their games(that I've played) are that exploratory/horror style, no real combat, just some hiding and dodging with decent to really good stories.

*EDIT* RedEye9 wtf, 1 shot hand cannon mod in Alien:Isolation?! Lol! For Shame. j/k, mods are the best thing about PC gaming.

 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Sells 1M
8. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Sells 1M Nov 30, 2017, 12:03 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Acleacius wrote on Nov 30, 2017, 01:43:
Gratz, Larian!

Still haven't gotten around to playing, is it a direct sequel to Original Sin?

Well, the mechanics are very similar, the engine is updated from the first game, and gameplay is very similar, but the actual storyline takes place about 1200 years after Divinity: Original Sin 1.

If you were curious about how much of the D:OS 1 story you needed to remember/know to play D:OS 2, the answer is basically zero.

Divinity series Timeline
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2017, 11:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Giants fan for life here, but you've got to realize, Ben McAdoo is an idiot, and the team has had too many injuries for any coach NOT to be stressed out on top of that.

Eli is in the pretty good to really good category, but nobody can throw the ball well when they are horizontal on the turf, with 600 pounds of opposing team lineman laying on them. Of course it's a mistake to blame just Eli for the Giants' failures. However that's how the NFL goes a lot of the time. QB, Coach, etc. get the axe.

The Giants are already mathematically eliminated for this season, obviously from the division, but also any wild card slot, so I can kind of understand McAdoo's plan, to look at his younger QBs, but it smells of fatalism, or some kind of last ditch desparation for McAdoo to save his job with some wins with a new QB.

That said, I've been boycotting the NFL for the past couple of years anyway, due to various Stadium scams that have been run near me by teams. I'll admit I am tempted to start watching again since all the ultra conservatives are so pissed off about the kneeling protests though.

 
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News Comments > Bungie Outlines Destiny 2 Plans
1. Re: Bungie Outlines Destiny 2 Plans Nov 29, 2017, 21:55 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Some content still delayed on PC a year compared to PS4? Yes? Okay then, $9.99 or less.  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Sells 1M
4. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Sells 1M Nov 29, 2017, 21:54 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Shok wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 21:12:
I bought it at release, loved it but only played until early Act 2. 150+ hours then got burned out on the inventory management and early annoying bugs...like the AI z-axis melee bug.

I'll be going back to it eventually though, especially once it's patched up and/or an enhanced edition comes out.

Whoa, I thought I was taking my time, I finished the game at around 100 hours or so.

I initially picked up pretty much EVERYTHING when I started, but most crap is useless. Crafting can be ignored, aside from a few armor pieces and potions(in my opinion), so most stuff can just be sold or left on the ground. Definitely pick up all weapons and armor to sell of course, but you don't need 300 teeth and wooden sticks, etc.

It's faster late game to just buy the crap you need to craft if you REALLY want to, from merchants, just have ONE guy with maxxed out Barter, so sale prices are more in your favor. And a few +Barter items is always good, I think I had 8-9 Barter on one guy at the end.

For that matter, you need 1 maxxed out Lucky Charm guy to open up chests and loot in general, that'll generate enough extra income to give you tons of gold. I had Lucky Charm and Barter on the same guy, with a set of shit equipment(with +Skills) to put on for talking to merchants or looting bodies after a fight.

Considering their history, yeah, Larian will release a "Super" version later on if you want to wait.
 
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