Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Pure Luck

Real Name Pure Luck   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname MoreLuckThanSkill
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description More Luck Than Skill.
Homepage http://
Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
Total Comments 2994 (Senior)
User ID 54863
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jan 19, 2017, 21:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hrm, what to wipe off the SSD for XCOM2 Long War 2... bargain bin Star Wars Battlefront, you win!
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Jan 19, 2017, 01:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 21:32:
I played PoE now for 15 hours again.. found 3 uniques.. they were not in any way fitting my playstyle or class (as in STR/INT when I needed VIT/DEX)

Best equipment I wear is crafted from high iLvl normal items which already have the fitting stats for my class.. YAY.. that is to me, not fun. (Also it can end up again, with STR/INT when you need DEX/VIT) PoE has an absurd crafting grind to match up dmg above lvl 29+. I am a huge ARPG fan, but PoE just repeatedly, even though I gave it 5 chances now, leaves me cold. I can't get into the story, I find the loot system unrewarding and boring, and I could say the same for Grim Dark. Such hope for these games, but none of em offer the kind of ARPG I want. (Neither does D3, but it gets close enough sometimes)

The quest for the perfect ARPG. This is the true end game.

Good luck, let me know if you find one. I'm still having fun with Grim Dawn, but I'm utterly burned out on D3, and never got really sucked into PoE, despite putting quite a bit of time into it, during beta and release. Still, Grim Dawn clearly has flaws and budget issues.

Maybe Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem will end up being the killer ARPG?

Maybe Vikings: Wolves of Midgard?

I think every ARPG is going to get stale eventually, either because the developers bow to the elitists/traders, like in Path of Exile, or to Efficiency addicts like Blizzard did for D3. Grim Dawn at least you can mod, but it's admittedly not end user friendly. Crate is going to release 2 more classes for Grim Dawn relatively soon(sometime this year), and there is a small mod scene, plus Grim Dawn's version of Defiler, so you can play around with certain aspects of the game.

Torchlight 2 arguably had some of the best design decisions for an ARPG, but the loot got boring, the graphics turned some people off, the class abilities weren't that great, so it fizzled pretty quickly.

Even though ARPGs are on the surface pretty simple, designing a REALLY good one seems to be extremely difficult. People will bring up D2, but go back and play the vanilla version of that game and tell me it doesn't have serious issues. Nostalgia glasses all over the place for any D2 discussion.

More on topic for the actual article: good luck to the PoE guys, hope they make some decent cash on consoles, but I'm done with that game.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 18, 2017, 12:42 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Regrets over aspects of previous HL games, does a Reddit AMA, discusses moving all Valve projects to the Source 2 engine.

Half-Life 3 confirmed.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 18, 2017, 08:34 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Holy shit, this game looks great! Although, I loved how Jotun looked and sounded, but the actual gameplay wasn't that great to me, hrm.

Coin flip time, maybe, though I'm tempted to just support these guys.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Titanfall 2 Live Fire Plans
2. Re: Titanfall 2 Live Fire Plans Jan 15, 2017, 10:35 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Interesting. A timed CS sort of setup? Not a huge fan of timed modes, but a basic Titanfall 2 round is short anyway, like 10 minutes.

I bought Titanfall 2 during one of their sales... this game is a ridiculous amount of fun. I wish it had more active players, it feels like I see the same few names every game, some nights.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 14, 2017, 13:56 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Are YOU having trouble with fake news? Check the story on snopes.com !

Share with your gullible, easily angered friends!
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Magic: The Gathering Digital Plans
5. Re: Magic: The Gathering Digital Plans Jan 14, 2017, 13:51 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
"in the cards" ho ho ho!

I'd give 60 bucks for a solid, online version of M:tG with variable rules and ALL the cards, none of the current nonsense versions, and the ability to play 2+ person games.

Right now your only option to get all the cards and not have any other crap is to use Magic Workstation.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Vikings - Wolves of Midgard Trailer
1. Re: Vikings - Wolves of Midgard Trailer Jan 13, 2017, 19:49 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Still looking pretty good, although I'm not going to pre-order.

A bit lifted from D3, Path of Exile, Grim Dawn, but hey what ARPG doesn't borrow heavily from somewhere?
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Has-Been Heroes Announced
1. Re: Has-Been Heroes Announced Jan 13, 2017, 19:38 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hrm, interesting art style, considering their previous ultra-gorgeous Trine games.

Hopefully this sells a ton, so they get out of the financial hole that Trine 3 probably left them in; although I'm not sure this will be my cup of tea.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 12, 2017, 22:25 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
At first, I was like.. hrm that name sounds vaguely familiar.. then oh yeah, Into the Badlands, an actor who is actually a decent martial artist! Although, Tomb Raider reboot...
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Interviews
8. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 12, 2017, 22:23 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
SlimRam wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 19:52:
Half-Life 3 unconfirmed

This is just a clever ruse by Valve, to lower your expectations, so when they release Half Life 3 with almost no ad-buildup, people lose their shit utterly!

Seriously though, most of the original HL, HL2 developers have to be dead, retired, or thoroughly disinterested at this point.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jan 12, 2017, 22:20 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Even though I'm not really into Overwatch as an actual game, I must say I love the official CGI videos, and the fan art is just ridiculously good. Not just the porn stuff, get your mind out of the gutter! They actually have decent pics/videos, like this one.

I gotta hand it to Blizzard for their character design, they clearly inspire a lot of people. Definitely a more eclectic group of players in Overwatch than the usual team shooter or straight FPS.

Just go ahead and make an hour or two long cgi film, Blizzard. It'll make you hundreds of millions of dollars, easily.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Interviews
5. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 12, 2017, 17:20 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Anonymous Alleged Insider? That's 3 vowels!!

Half-Life 3 confirmed.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Gone Gold - Torment: Tides of Numenera
19. Re: Gone Gold - Torment: Tides of Numenera Jan 12, 2017, 15:36 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Excellent, look forward to playing this in a month or so.

Here's hoping for 'relatively' few bugs on launch.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: Battlefield 1 Players getting banned.. Jan 12, 2017, 01:36 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 22:10:
Dacote wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 20:12:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 19:18:
If I am up to 40 or 50 kills and no deaths in a tank I usually just suicide it or give it to a teammate, then go infantry or cavalry the rest of the round.
How altruistic of you.

Wanting to have a fun match is not altruism. Pwning in vehicles is fucking boring in BF1, and believe me, I do the same as he does. Once in Operations I got to something crazy like 91/2 just hogging the light tank, and I guess I had a decent pilot around because no bomber came near... that round was about as fun as a vasectomy.

The real problem is that the flak guns are in totally shit positions and have a huge spawn delay and a good bomber pilot can keep them ALL destroyed if he is even halfway decent. On some maps, particularly in Operation mode, there is even only 1 flak gun near your spawn, with the expected results... and thanks to one of the recent nerfs to flak the range has been toned down so hard that bombers can stay out of flak range but still SHOOT AT YOU AND KILL YOU which makes zero sense.

Then you have the stationary artillery which is totally useless to kill competent tanks at a distance (what you would think artillery is good at)

So really, the problem is Dice hired brain dead idiots as map and vehicle designers... and hamsters to balance it all.

Well, the it's the same problem the BF series has had for years, either infantry have effective air/ground vehicle counters they can spawn with, or they don't. The most fun BF games are when airpower cancels each other out; they have nice dog fights, and the ground becomes a land/sea vehicle/infantry war.

Right now, Assaults can at least spawn with Rocket gun and AT grenades, and make short work of dumb tank drivers, or with skill even pretty good tank drivers. No class has a shoulder fired anti-air weapon of course. Add the AC-130, excuse me, I mean paper winged bomber that somehow has some sort of 20mm cannon on it, and good pilot/gunner teams can wreck infantry.

They need to put the range back up on the flak cannons, and perhaps adjust positioning a bit. At least equal to the bomber gun range, for common sense's sake. That, or make a special vehicle spawn on some maps, that can ONLY spawn Anti-Air artillery truck or something. I know it's not WW1 historically accurrate, but it'd improve gameplay immeasurably.

To Dacote: yeah, complete blowout is boring, giving or receiving. It makes the losing team almost always go mostly sniper and hide in the hills, which pisses everyone off and usually makes people leave the game on both sides. So yes, stop vehicle abusing if the other team doesn't have a clue, and have a fun game on foot with a worse KDR. Mature FPS gaming in 2017.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: Battlefield 1 Players getting banned.. Jan 11, 2017, 19:18 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
200 kills in a bomber? In one Round?(checked, nope, apparently 3 rounds of Operation, but still)

No automated ban system is going to be perfect, but that guy should get server banned at least for being a prick to a team of far less skill.

If I am up to 40 or 50 kills and no deaths in a tank I usually just suicide it or give it to a teammate, then go infantry or cavalry the rest of the round. At that point it's just ruining the game for the other team, and making people quit playing altogether.

I watched his 'defense' video a bit, his entire team is spawnkilling the other team while his pilot flies his bomber over their uncap, as he shoots into the uncap. Hopefully he's banned for life.

*EDIT* Other thing this brings up, Bomber front gunner can shoot through the wings of his own plane... fix that, it'd help bomber abuse a bit.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jan 11, 2017, 10:04 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 10, 2017, 21:39:
God, I love the propaganda of Presidential addresses! It's so laughingly bad!

At no point did any of these English bicyclists start spouting propaganada.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Tibia Turns 20
6. Re: Tibia Turns 20 Jan 10, 2017, 22:42 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Pfft, Tibia. Femur is a far superior game!

Maybe this is famous overseas or something? Everybody was playing UO and pking people trying to harvest lumber when this came out.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diluvion Next Month
3. Re: Diluvion Next Month Jan 10, 2017, 22:35 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Looks pretty interesting, but I'm wary of anybody saying Dark Souls or FTL when they talk about a game. Each of those games do certain things very well, and are enjoyable, but I think I've had it personally with 'rogue-like-like' games or 'punishment for the sake of punishment' games.

Request: more information, gameplay.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > New Steam User Record
2. Re: New Steam User Record Jan 8, 2017, 21:25 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 8, 2017, 19:49:
That number is insignificant compared to the power of the force.

fixed that for you. -James Earl Jones
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2994 Comments. 150 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo