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Signed On Jul 25, 2009, 17:36
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 20, 2017, 11:34 Rhett
 
HAH. Yeah, no, I'm not installing GFE to have a chance to win something. Seems like a desperation move since people appear to be moving away from that software.  
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Video
4. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Video Sep 19, 2017, 11:46 Rhett
 
I mean it looks awesome, and there's tons and tons of gameplay out of it (on PC even). I think it'll do fine.

Probably won't buy it though, even with those crazy GMG discounts. Too much scummery surrounding this one.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold
8. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold Sep 18, 2017, 23:27 Rhett
 
Yeah, it's crazy. I can't wait to play through with mods (QOL and otherwise) too, just like XCOM. And also in co-op (solo atm - sole gamer friend is out of town sadly).  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 18, 2017, 06:01 Rhett
 
DOS 2 is so damn good all around. Play it, people! It doesn't even have DRM.

I have no regrets buying it. I haven't played a CRPG in ages, but I love XCOM/XCOM 2, and this is up my alley. I got it for the gameplay especially, but the voice acting/writing is hooking me.

Get it with a friend if possible.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ghost War Open Beta This Month
1. Re: Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ghost War Open Beta This Month Sep 14, 2017, 01:35 Rhett
 
Definitely pictured to be a cheatfest, sadly.  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer
8. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer Sep 13, 2017, 13:06 Rhett
 
And steal everything... You can get so much money in the first town just by stealing (creatively).

Can't wait for DOS 2 either. Looks like it officially releases sometime tomorrow (Thursday) morning/early afternoon, if I understand correctly (USA).
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free
9. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free Sep 13, 2017, 13:05 Rhett
 
Creston wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 11:58:
MacLeod wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 10:37:
I'm confused... Doesn't the ultimate edition already come with the Season Pass?


But you'll get it again! For free!

So, is there ANY kind of offline play in this at all? I mean, for 83% off I'm tempted to get it just to gawk at the maps, but are you even able to do that?

Yes, you can play VS AI in a few modes. Also a horde/co-op mode.
 
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News Comments > Play The Division Free This Weekend
6. Re: Play The Division Free This Weekend Sep 13, 2017, 02:52 Rhett
 
Yeah, oddly enough the leveling/progressing and all that is pretty good. Weapons all feel usable, and there's consistent progression and a feeling of wanting to get more perks and such. But once you get to 30 and past all of that, health bars and enemies just get so much tankier.

The first bit to 30 was my most enjoyed part of the game though, minus the beta, which was awesome because everyone was on equal footing. (Darkzone)
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer
3. Re: Re:Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer Sep 12, 2017, 11:44 Rhett
 
Yeah, very scummy. Also the stuff with that developer/producer that passed away and they're selling DLC to help the family.. except any sales out of the US (and also including certain states) go straight to WB and not the family.

Really want(ed) it, but I will not buy it.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Combat Trailer
9. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Combat Trailer Sep 11, 2017, 09:09 Rhett
 
Dentorro wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 07:30:
I never got far in the first game, once I arrived in the first? city I was stuck running around talking to people to try and get some quests sorted, if you wandered outside the walls you got smashed to pieces without any chance of winning by some mobs 4-5 lvl's higher then you.

Got bored and quit the game, maybe it just starts slow or I missed something.

It does, that first town is kinda overwhelming. DOS 2 handles it better, less NPCs and more direction, but still lots of nooks and crannies to play with. In DOS 1 if you stepped out the wrong side of town, you end up with much higher level enemies than you can deal with. Can't happen in DOS 2, unless you pick fights where fights are not meant to be picked (yet), though once you get some new spells and some armor you can usually make do with some solid strategy.

DOS 2 is still more of the same, just improved all around (IMO). And 4-player-able. Seems better in co-op, especially to get people into the genre that don't normally play it. Though I got another friend to play it and he constantly got us into fights, lol.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Combat Trailer
4. Re: Origin Access Free This Week Sep 10, 2017, 14:43 Rhett
 
It's very similar gameplay-wise, but more options. Strongest spells now use a resource called "Source", which has various ways of being acquired, but isn't automatically generated in combat or anything.

D:OS 2 also handles quests much better IIRC, with easier to read notes and logs so you can figure out what you should be doing.
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Passes 1M CCUs
5. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Passes 1M CCUs Sep 8, 2017, 23:06 Rhett
 
Frijoles wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 22:21:
I should buy this. I'd probably never play though 'cause I'm a lone wolf (pup).

Solo is great too. No worries about downing people, it's just straight up kills. In team modes, if you "kill" someone, it puts them in down-but-not-out status and they can be revived by team mates, but in solo it's a straight kill.

Plus you can auto-match with squads or a partner, and 90% of the time they're cool. There's bannably-enforced rules about TKing and such, so them being douchebags can cost them.
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Joins Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan
9. Re: Duke Nukem Joins Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan Sep 7, 2017, 19:38 Rhett
 
Poor Duke just won't stop selling out and getting reamed.  
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News Comments > Labor Day Metaverse
2. Re: Bitcoin Crashes Sep 4, 2017, 17:09 Rhett
 
All five people who still use Outlook?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 3, 2017, 21:40 Rhett
 
The time pressure is just part of the game. It forces you to make tough decisions like "do I want this now, and deal with this problem for the forseeable future? Or do I need to take care of other things before I do this?"

And there are a lot of those. It gives you a lot of power over what can happen, and a lot of decisions to make. WOTC might be a lot to take in if you haven't played a good portion of at least one campaign in regular XCOM 2 though.

Also base mission timers are much more forgiving now. I think they were increased by default, plus there's many ways to affect them in-game. Nevermind modding, and INI editing (super easy).
 
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News Comments > The Division Free Content This Fall
4. Re: The Division Free Content This Fall Aug 31, 2017, 04:05 Rhett
 
Yeah... I feel like at this point it's an experiment to get the formula right with that kind of game. Or they really poured THAT much money into it that it just has to work and keep a playerbase.  
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
5. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 29, 2017, 12:10 Rhett
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:03:
Cutter wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 11:50:
$54 for some dlc? Um pass.

54? I paid 32 dollars like 2 days ago. It's 40 bucks retail and will probably go on sale pretty soon.

It's also a 30 gig DLC. There's a lot of content and it probably should be seen as a proper expansion and not just "DLC".

Apparently it's ~$55 retail for Canadians (as opposed to $40 retail for USA, and $30 on sale at GMG). But yeah, tons of content with a big emphasis on replay value.

And it's a "start over" type of DLC. It integrates with the campaign and adds way more stuff to play with. A lot more to do on the strategy layer, more options in battles, and random SITREPs that can change up missions, like having one heavily-buffed soldier instead of a full squad.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 27, 2017, 23:04 Rhett
 
Just way too many of those games. I can't even tell them apart if you say "Paladins" or "Lawbreakers" I wouldn't even be able to tell the difference between them and Overwatch.

XCOM 2 expansion looks fantastic though. Still $30 on GMG IIRC. Definitely surprising seeing Quake Champions up there, but I hope it does well.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Free Weekend
12. Re: XCOM 2 Free Weekend Aug 25, 2017, 15:55 Rhett
 
MeanJim wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 13:20:
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It mostly has some of the same engine bugs (shooting through walls/solid objects) but it's better about it, usually breaking sections of said object. Percentages are pretty accurate it seems like, and you can even improve odds with weapon attachments and getting closer to flanking. I have never seen this bug you had with the drastically different hit chances, though.

I would definitely recommend not playing iron man unless you're set on it. Almost everyone "save scums". At least then, you have the option to deal with a hand of bullshit when you accidentally hit the wrong key, or something else in the game is dumb in your eyes.

Lastly, XCOM 2 is completely mod-supported (via workshop), and you can find mods that tweak the game however you want. On top of this, the game comes with fully-tweakable INI files to change everything (especially so in the expansion) - from enemy health/movement/damage, to research times, to your own troops. Mods easily allow you to tweak mission timers (a new thing in XCOM 2), or add new mission types, too.

Honestly, I love the game in part because it's so moddable. It's one of very few (recent) games now that legitimately support modding.
 
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News Comments > EA: Mass Effect: Andromeda a "Great Game" Series May Continue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2017, 23:22 Rhett
 
Yeah, ran great here too... I didn't finish it or get into the story (scifi doesn't do it for me - was in it for the gameplay), but the game was pretty polished performance-wise, besides that it makes my CPU max out on the main menu for some reason.  
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