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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jun 3, 2022, 01:28
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 3, 2022, 01:28
Jun 3, 2022, 01:28
 
Isn't ProtonMail suspect as well?

Link

Of course this could be lies or half truths as well, but I find it hard to trust any corporation with privacy or their security claims. Look at the recent DuckDuckGo news, although it's not terrible, DuckDuckGo is not as anonymous as they had first claimed.

*EDIT* Even with that somewhat suspect link, this review makes it sound better than Gmail. I admit I'm skeptical of all things.

This comment was edited on Jun 3, 2022, 01:41.
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Re: ItB: Heh heh... heh
Jun 2, 2022, 19:06
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Re: ItB: Heh heh... heh Jun 2, 2022, 19:06
Jun 2, 2022, 19:06
 
Eh... this is not the killer movie/show to get me to pay for Paramount+ .
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Re: Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Announced
Jun 2, 2022, 19:03
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Re: Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Announced Jun 2, 2022, 19:03
Jun 2, 2022, 19:03
 
Well, old school Bioware is retired or dead, so I don't have much hope for this at all. Good luck though!
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Jun 2, 2022, 18:06
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Re: Evening Multiplex Jun 2, 2022, 18:06
Jun 2, 2022, 18:06
 
Orogogus wrote on Jun 2, 2022, 17:37:
Honestly, GW not asking Actiblizz or EA to make them a flagship shooter like Battlefront for 40K seems like leaving money on the table. You just launch with whatever's in the boxed set and sell DLCs when there's a new army codex or model release.

That's the other side of the weird coin, they shotgun the licenses out, but as you say, ignore the mega studios. Some control issues in Games Workshop management? I would believe it, they basically made the best WH40K animator (independent until he got bought out by GW) quit, now he's doing non Warhammer stuff. Maybe it's not out of the question for them to be in the black, but they seem like they prefer small, borderline risky projects instead of going after real AAA mutlibillion dollar studios.

Of course they did have some sort of massive falling out with Blizzard in the old days, pre Warcraft and Starcraft... so maybe they are still bitter. They are British after all.

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Re: etc., etc.
Jun 2, 2022, 18:00
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Re: etc., etc. Jun 2, 2022, 18:00
Jun 2, 2022, 18:00
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 2, 2022, 01:23:
So I have a confession....
*SNIP*

Stone him! He is a heretic, and lost to us!

*EDIT*

chickenboo wrote on Jun 2, 2022, 12:05:
I had the same experience!
Another, to be burned at the stake!

Seriously though, glad you guys enjoyed it. Hopefully they release something playable and finished in my lifetime. Singleplayer.

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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jun 2, 2022, 17:58
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 2, 2022, 17:58
Jun 2, 2022, 17:58
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 2, 2022, 17:53:
Stop using Google shit.

I wish there was a good email alternative that we aren't going to find out in 5-10 years has been compromised by various intelligence groups. At least with gmail, you know going in that it's already compromised.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jun 2, 2022, 17:57
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Re: Quoteworthy Jun 2, 2022, 17:57
Jun 2, 2022, 17:57
 
I read that title like 3 times, my brain is having trouble parsing it.
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Re: Get Wolfenstein: The New Order for Free
Jun 2, 2022, 17:56
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Re: Get Wolfenstein: The New Order for Free Jun 2, 2022, 17:56
Jun 2, 2022, 17:56
 
Lol film-nerd contest!
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Jun 2, 2022, 15:59
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Re: Evening Multiplex Jun 2, 2022, 15:59
Jun 2, 2022, 15:59
 
How the fuck is Games Workshop able to spam so many different games? They must have a hundred licensed video games out or coming out. They are beyond prolific. They also started their own tv/streaming channel, and bought up a lot of indie WH40K animators. Is all this money from the fucking tabletop models and older video game licenses? It's insane, and does not seem mathematically possible, unless studios keep throwing money at Games Workshop for licenses for some reason.

*EDIT* My slightly offtopic rant aside, Darktide and Space Marine 2 both look amazing, and I'll have to buy both *metaphorically opens wallet to throw cash at the internet*

*EDIT* I have not played much of the HALO series at all, but rofl, the master chief? He's a joke compared to these 9foot tall+ cybernetic and genetically manipulated Space Marine freaks of nature. That's why I'm really looking forward to Darktide, finally a FPS in WH40k that's not about the damned Space Marines. I am choosing to ignore Necromunda: Hired Gun, because it's mediocre at best.

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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jun 2, 2022, 15:56
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 2, 2022, 15:56
Jun 2, 2022, 15:56
 
Google has been sending warnings about other programs for email for months now. I got the same warnings for my Thunderbird setup, which I had setup years ago for gmail addresses using POP Mail. There are instructions online to migrate your POP Mail accounts to the Google/Alphabet approved authentication version ones, but you have to basically remake your accounts.

If you had POP Mail originally, you cannot just turn on SSL/TLS and OAuth2 and have it work, at least it did not for me. I had to make new accounts for the same email address, then copy over all old emails.

*EDIT* Yes, the new accounts in Thunderbird (for your same gmail addresses) will have to be IMAP accounts. It's somewhat tedious, but that's how it's recommended on Thunderbird's help forums, for switching from POP to IMAP. Make New account, Copy/Migrate over old emails, test new accounts, (Yay if working), Delete old POP accounts. Good Luck!

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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Announced
Jun 2, 2022, 15:52
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Announced Jun 2, 2022, 15:52
Jun 2, 2022, 15:52
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 2, 2022, 15:05:
And we should. (C)RPGs are turn based. Period. Otherwise it's an RTS.

Baldur's Gate 1&2, Icewind Dale 1&2, Pathfinder K and WotR, Pillars of Eternity 1 and 2, Drakensang: The Dark Eye, Dungeon Siege series, Greedfall, etc. etc. so many Real Time With Pausing cRPGs. (Yes, some of those had turn based options) There will probably be a return to RTWP after a few more big cRPGs come out as turn based only, just to change things up again. Turn Based battles can take forever and lead to smaller teams usually, and less complex combat in most cases. BG3 is a four person party only, right? Just like Solasta. Hopefully Rogue Trader keeps 6+ characters in the party, but they'll probably get brow-beaten into making it a 4 man group.

There's one forced turn based party battle in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, towards the end of the game, and it probably takes most parties 2+ hours to complete. Ugh.
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Announced
Jun 2, 2022, 14:25
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Announced Jun 2, 2022, 14:25
Jun 2, 2022, 14:25
 
Apparently Rogue Trader is going to be turn based only, no Real Time With Pausing. And a great opportunity was probably lost.

RogueSix -> eh, I've played every game you mentioned except for BG3, but I'll get that when it gets released officially. Unity is a resource hog, sure. But whatever Owlcat's done to bring as much of Pathfinder as possible into a playable state in their two previous games, while still having great graphics/sound and large numbers of characters on screen at once... it's my favorite RTWP implementation so far. I'd be interested to see a more technical comparison between Pillars of Eternity 2 and Pathfinder:WotR, engine and rules-engine wise, but I guess it's going to be a moot point since Owlcat decided to go turn based only. Maybe BG3 will be much more impressive when both games are released finally. I love the Divinity games but they felt closer to X-COM than anything in Pathfinder:K/WotR or Pillars of Eternity, engine wise. Great fun, but also propped up by turn based gameplay taking far less resources to run in combat.

I guess the turn based combat fans are winning out.

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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - Sisters of Battle Announced
Jun 2, 2022, 10:20
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - Sisters of Battle Announced Jun 2, 2022, 10:20
Jun 2, 2022, 10:20
 
Hrm, Planetary Supremacy is still in some sort of beta phase, it's listed as Preview even in the game. It seems okay, very light version of past Warhammer 40k RTS battlemaps, and of course turn based battles.

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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Announced
Jun 2, 2022, 03:45
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Announced Jun 2, 2022, 03:45
Jun 2, 2022, 03:45
 
Okay, fucking FINALLY. You have my attention and my hopes, don't fuck it up!

By Owlcat? Fucking NICE. I have like 400+ hours in Pathfinder Kingmaker and Wrath of the Righteous, and I'm gearing up to start another WotR playthrough fairly soon, once I finish my current P:K playthrough.

But... be ready for a buggy release, lol. They still haven't ironed out all of the bugs in Pathfinder:WotR, although it and Kingmaker are utterly god damned gigantic. The modding scene is really great for both games too, just for extra information.

*EDIT* Gameplay looks like a newer version of the Pathfinder:K and WotR engines, just with a pretty nice cartoon style cut scene choice(which I'm digging, from this clip). The Owlcat Pathfinder engine is arguably the best RPG engine out there, real time with pausing or turn based. I just hope they leave in the real time with pausing for this Rogue Trader game, way too many Turn Based Only complainers out there in the RPG world.

*EDIT* Hrm, Rogue Trader isn't even listed on Steam or GoG yet, unless I'm just blind at 4AM. Guess it's quite a ways off. *EDIT* Ugh, Alpha sometime in 2022. Okay, more like 2025 release then.

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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - Sisters of Battle Announced
Jun 2, 2022, 03:37
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - Sisters of Battle Announced Jun 2, 2022, 03:37
Jun 2, 2022, 03:37
 
I bought it and played through it when it first came out... I found it to be pretty enjoyable for the first run through. It's not an open world turn based game or anything, you have a fairly set path of battles with no base building, with a slowly increasing unit cap and new units trickled to you over time.

There is a definite power curve to units, eventually most 'normal' units end up borderline useless due to later game enemy armor types. Bring the biggest guns, every time. That said, the game is extremely satisfying, visually and aurally. Once you bring out the tanks, it's really great to just hose down Tyranids with about 10,000 boltgun rounds.

Be prepared to sideline all the Sisters of Battle and regular space marines though. Plasma, leader units, tanks, maybe some scout vehicles. Everything else gets out-armored over time, and you cannot upgrade the early units enough to make them worth the time, which I found really annoying in an otherwise really enjoyable if on-rails campaign.

This is also a great base for future armies... whenever they add in a more open-turn based conquest game mode, and Imperial Guard, Tau, etc. I'll be all over it. They have a Necron army DLC already, but I hate the mechanics of the Necrons in every WH40k game.

Replayability of the current campaign feels fairly low. You will have seen every inch of every map on the first playthrough, and the non-random spawn ins. The developers seem to know that based off this video though, and from day 1 the forums were asking for more of an open conquest/skirmish setup. Hopefully they come through with that later this year.

tl,dr: If you like turn based, and like WH40K, this is probably for you, definitely worth trying on sale. But it is a 'budget' title, with what seems like plans for a LOT of DLCs, in Games Workshop style.

*EDIT* Hrm, I guess I should reinstall and check out the Planetary Supremacy Campaign mode, have yet to try that.
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Re: V Rising Plans
May 30, 2022, 13:11
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Re: V Rising Plans May 30, 2022, 13:11
May 30, 2022, 13:11
 
Okay, they got some cash, hopefully their desire to make and finish the game lasts at least as long.

I'll check back on this in a year.
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Re: OotB: Take Two
May 29, 2022, 17:28
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Re: OotB: Take Two May 29, 2022, 17:28
May 29, 2022, 17:28
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 29, 2022, 14:05:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 29, 2022, 14:01:
I was listening to a NPR report the other day about how stock is low on the Javelins and production is only like 800 a year. The factory which assembles them can't just jack the production up quickly, first all their suppliers need to do so, and considering how complex it is and the number of suppliers it is not a minor task.
npr
Javelin missiles are in short supply and restocking them won't be easy

Interesting note, the transcript for that interview at the end, the one guy notes that the US government can just "steamroll" the problem by throwing money at whatever choke point in the chain of supply is currently slowing things down, so I expect that 800 a year to increase dramatically. I was a little shocked to read that the US military sent 7000 or so Javelins to Ukraine, and only had about 14,000 left!? That'll light a fire under various generals' asses to demand we keep about 80,000 of those on hand at all times.

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Re: Steam Top 10
May 29, 2022, 14:00
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Re: Steam Top 10 May 29, 2022, 14:00
May 29, 2022, 14:00
 
What the hell, is V Rising that good, or is it getting a meme/streamer bump?

It's still Early Access, right? They are selling DLCs for more than the price of the base game also...
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Re: On Sale
May 28, 2022, 18:14
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Re: On Sale May 28, 2022, 18:14
May 28, 2022, 18:14
 
Not a bad look for their logo, but I don't think I enjoy it enough to spend $25 plus tax/shipping to advertise for their company on my chest.

Where is Diablo 4 at, progress wise? Like 3 years away?
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Re: Survarium Ends Next Week
May 27, 2022, 13:32
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Re: Survarium Ends Next Week May 27, 2022, 13:32
May 27, 2022, 13:32
 
Probably for the same reason most companies, big or small, do not open source their code and release it for free. I know there are some unusual examples of companies doing this, but realize how rare it is, out of tens of thousands of games, for some few games to get released to the public.

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