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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Ban Wave Catches Pros
13. Re: Team Fortress 2 Ban Wave Catches Pros May 1, 2016, 21:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Retired wrote on May 1, 2016, 10:19:
Hump wrote on Apr 30, 2016, 14:28:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 30, 2016, 13:08:
Someone here said they got cheats for The Division, because well, cheats.

Head explodes.

Theres also a post by one of the guys working on the game saying that the hacks can't be addressed with nothing less than a total re-write of part of the code.

FAIL

Glad I passed on it. Cheats were bad in BETA, I assumed they wouldn't address it. They don't care. They sell games and wash, rinse, repeat, move on. BF games and COD games are rampant with cheats. Not one developer cares. They feign interest for headlines, but in reality the game is ruined for most of us.

If that's the post I'm thinking of, then it wasn't by anyone from Massive. I do think the guy is likely correct though. Their current network code and engine rely far too much on the client. The fix won't be easy or cheap. I doubt they'll actually fix it, and if they do, performance will likely suffer.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 May 1, 2016, 21:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on May 1, 2016, 20:42:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 1, 2016, 19:24:
mag wrote on May 1, 2016, 18:55:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 1, 2016, 18:12:
Not sure what's going on with CJ lately. Maybe his account got hacked or something.

lol, "lately."
Well he did have some entertaining posts in the past, but lately he just hates on everything.

His posts have always been shit.

I've had him on ignore for well over a year now. Don't know if he just goes off his meds sometimes or what, but the constant shit posting did it.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer
15. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Apr 29, 2016, 01:13 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeah, the gold never bothered me. I kinda liked it. Gave it a surrealish atmosphere, but it seemed to fit somehow.

I'll most likely be grabbing this at release.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods Released
13. Re: Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods Released Apr 28, 2016, 09:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
J wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 04:14:
Dev wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 22:50:
I'm giving this a try, first time playing the game. How do I get the 3 free packs from expansion? I'm playing some of the practice stuff and tutorial
You should get it as a daily quest, in which you have to win a number of games in the new standard format.

Actually you get 3 packs right from the start. It'll just tell you that you have them. Then you get the daily quest that lets you get 5 more if you win 2 matches in Standard. After you do that, you get another daily that gives you 5 more packs if you win 7 matches in Standard.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Speedrunners
1. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Speedrunners Apr 19, 2016, 21:24 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Really fun game to play with friends  
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News Comments > Ubisoft to Punish The Division Exploiters
11. Re: Ubisoft to Punish The Division Exploiters Apr 18, 2016, 22:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
There's been non-stop exploiting of all kinds since release. Almost all of which are not the kind you do accidentally. Many involve glitching through walls using the mobile cover ability. These allow you to farm the same boss as much as you want without going through the whole mission each time.

They had a bunch of high-profile streamers doing this. Their community manager has been playing with these guys on stream. Even the Devs have been seen using minor exploits like using the special reward backpacks to get extra ammo and medkits and then switching them out.

I seriously doubt anybody gets more than a slap on the wrist for this stuff. They should have been taking a hard stand against it from the start. Now the gear economy is so fucked up it's not even funny.

The game is a boring crapfest now anyway. The new incursion is a one-room horde mission. The dark zone is full of guys that did the exploits and have the best gear, but swap in a shitty sidearm and secondary weapon to lower their gear score so they can grief the noobs in the lower zone.

Massive really has no idea how to run a game like this. They should have studied D3 as an object lesson, but apparently they didn't.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 17, 2016, 15:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Of course it was a hoax. The story was ridiculous.  
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Trailer
5. Re: Titanfall 2 Trailer Apr 11, 2016, 22:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Slashman wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 21:08:
I'm really surprised by this. Why are they even bothering?

Did Titanfall 1 do much better than I thought?

The game had a lot of potential. Hopefully they'll learn from it and make this one into the game that TF1 should have been.
 
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News Comments > The Division Incursion Details
14. Re: The Division Incursion Details Apr 7, 2016, 22:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Flatline wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 13:13:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 20:55:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 16:34:
Gotcha my bad. Just hit 30 and picking up purples like crazy and haven't even touched high end crafting (let alone anything gold).

But then again I've deconstructed everything since the start on my main character and done very little crafting so have a nice supply built up.
Convert all your lower materials up to gold before the patch hits. Supposedly there may be some other info forthcoming that will make this whole thing less of a nerf... but I'm not gonna hold my breath.

Ubisoft just announced that the HE drop rate for named 30+ NPCs is set to 100%. Division tech drops in the DZ are upped to 40% too. A few other things as well but it sounds like they're trying to severely de-emphasize crafting at the end game.
Yeah, may not be as bad as it sounded at first. Still best to convert what you have now. Hopefully the rates feel good and we can still deconstruct the crap golds to craft things now and then. Really think they need to do something more interesting with the crafting aspect though.

And they seriously need to increase the stash size!!
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Multiplayer Preview
4. Re: Overwatch Multiplayer Preview Apr 7, 2016, 00:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Players may only queue as a group if they are within 10 divisions of one another
10 divisions seems like a rather large spectrum. That's like from Challenger 1 to Expert 1, right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 6, 2016, 23:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 14:47:
In an e-mailed statement, the SPD says it "served a warrant at the home while investigating information received from the National Center for Missing and Exploiting Children" involving the possible distribution of child pornography. A judge signed the warrant. And: "The department greatly appreciates the ongoing work and advocacy of members of the Seattle Privacy Coalition."

Right. Yeah. Sure.

Asked to comment on the irony of helping the city with the privacy initiative, only to have his privacy violated this morning, Robinson said, "It's not ironic. It's worrisome. I was petrified." He said one officer insisted on standing in his bedroom while he got dressed before being taken outside. The officer saw him in the nude.

Welcome to the fascist police state.

So now I have to wonder if the NCMEC is cooperating with police to engineer these fishing expeditions. I assume they're not fans of TOR. I hope the activists get a good lawyer and find out what the basis of the warrant was. If it was just the fact that they ran an exit node, they should certainly sue the city for this harassment.
 
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News Comments > The Division Incursion Details
12. Re: The Division Incursion Details Apr 6, 2016, 20:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 16:34:
Gotcha my bad. Just hit 30 and picking up purples like crazy and haven't even touched high end crafting (let alone anything gold).

But then again I've deconstructed everything since the start on my main character and done very little crafting so have a nice supply built up.
Convert all your lower materials up to gold before the patch hits. Supposedly there may be some other info forthcoming that will make this whole thing less of a nerf... but I'm not gonna hold my breath.
 
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News Comments > Hand of Fate 2 Announced
3. Re: Hand of Fate 2 Announced Apr 6, 2016, 00:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sounds awesome. I really liked the first one. Looking forward to this.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 3, 2016, 12:28 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Eh... I paid about $38 for it. I kinda feel like I got enough out of it. If you have friends you can play with, then it'll most likely be worth it. If you don't, I'd pass for now. I played with some co-workers, and had fun leveling up to 30 and doing some dark zone runs for a while. Haven't played in close to a week now though.

There's really not much you can do solo once you get to level 30. The challenge missions get boring quickly, as they are exactly the same every time and there's only about 5 different ones that rotate daily. Have to hope you get matched with a decent group, or you'll be spending an hour or more in the mission, and maybe not even finishing.

The dark zone is pretty rough these days for solo players. I think a lot of the higher level players are just bored and have nothing better to do than grief the noobs.

Crafting better gear should be an interesting endgame activity, but they've made the hunt for materials into the most tedious slog imaginable. Not only do you have to deal with the RNG when you open boxes to look for Division Tech (hoping for gold, but usually getting blue), but the boxes are shared by everyone in the instance, so if you don't get there first, then have fun waiting for the reset and hoping you get there before the dozen other people do.

To top it off, you can't even roll up blue Division Tech into gold like you can with all the other materials, so you can't even make progress if your RNG sucks.

Basically they have a whole lot of fixing and balancing to do. Right now most of the top people are fully geared out just from exploiting farming glitches. Good luck competing against them.

Oh, and the DPS stats they show when comparing gear are just plain wrong. Probably the number 2 thing they need to fix, behind the materials issue. Adding some random events to the missions would help a lot in alleviating the boredom too. There needs to be unexpected things happening along the way to keep people on their toes, rather than just going through the muscle memory of it for the 500th time.

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News Comments > The Division DLC Next Month
12. Re: The Division DLC Next Month Apr 1, 2016, 10:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Darks wrote on Apr 1, 2016, 09:57:
Bumpy wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 21:04:
Playing this as single player only, this DLC disappoints.

No idea how you think this is a disappointment, been playing this game almost every night,

Darks wrote on Apr 1, 2016, 09:57:
I have a bunch of friends I hang with every night and we do all of the dailies and everything on Challenge Mode. we blast through everything right now. so we are looking forward to this new gear and challenge mission.

I think you pretty much highlighted why it's a disappointment for a solo player. You're playing with a group. When you can't play consistently for hours each night, have to take random breaks for other things, etc., then playing with a dedicated group is pretty much impossible.

Pub groups are very random. Took me well over an hour to finish one challenge mission the other night, because the group was terrible. Ended up disbanding and joining another group, then one guy drops and we have to wait for another one. Fun.
 
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News Comments > The Division DLC Next Month
7. Re: The Division DLC Next Month Apr 1, 2016, 01:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The game is basically like Destiny, except less realistic

I'm not terribly excited about the DLC. I haven't even hit lvl 50 in DZ yet, but I'm already bored with it. DZ sucks unless you have a good group. Since the rogue death nerf, the DZ has become more dangerous for solo players. Found the checkpoints camped by groups a lot, and you're competing against guys that have spent the last few weeks exploiting one farming glitch after another to max out their gear.

I don't have a consistent group to play with, so that leaves PvE and grinding for Division Tech (and holy shit is that boring). Challenge missions are hit or miss depending on whether you get a group with decent gear that knows what they're doing, or just get put with some guys that just hit 30 and have shit gear. Probably going to take forever if you're even able to finish.

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 22, 2016, 21:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I still can't believe they didn't go with a Type C connector in the S7. WTF?  
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News Comments > The Division Patch Tomorrow
4. Re: The Division Patch Tomorrow Mar 22, 2016, 09:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Evil Timmy wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 05:06:
I had the same reaction, didn't expect much but found myself surprisingly engaged by the game. Maybe because it feels like an ARPG with a cover shooter wrapped around it, rather than the other way around, but I find it scratches the RPG/exploration itch far more effectively than the weak-substitute-for-proper-balance ultralight progression systems that have bloomed over the last few years. Simultaneously, the shooter elements are Good Enough™ that I feel my player skill is actually involved, as opposed to RPGs that lay the spreadsheet bones too bare and make me feel like I'm using my heroic powers to command Excel, not the forces of good against injustice and tyranny.
Matchmaking is fast and easy, it's been perfectly stable on a modern rig, and devs have been responsive to the community. Not sure how long lv30 will keep everyone entertained and around (it's much more fun in a party) or the quality of the eventual DLC, but for now I'm having a blast.

That's basically how it feels to me too. Apparently they have a patch coming in April to add some more endgame content, with another planned after that. Then there will be the upcoming DLCs as well. I'm somewhat concerned about how those will be handled without fragmenting things too badly between the haves/havenots. I think it's been worth the money though.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress Takes Off
8. Re: Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress Takes Off Mar 15, 2016, 20:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
It didn't seem all that short to me, but then I tend to run around and do a lot of random things rather than just going mission to mission. It's a fun game, but I got distracted by FO4, then Grim Dawn, then Path of Exile Ascendancy expansion, and still have The Division that I may play with some co-workers. So, this will probably wait for a sale. Looks pretty cool though.  
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News Comments > Diablo II Patch Adds OS X Support
10. Re: Diablo II Patch Adds OS X Support Mar 11, 2016, 22:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
heroin wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 11:20:
Ward wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 11:16:
Probably the best ARPG of the past, with Grim Dawn the current crowned champion for ARPG's. Glad to see D2 is still on the radar.

Eh, Grim Dawn is alright but I'd say Diablo 3 is the current champion of ARPGs. Sure, it had a rough start but after years of improvements it's pretty awesome (for an ARPG grindfest of course).

I think Path of Exile beats D3 in pretty much everything except animations. The new Ascendancy expansion is fantastic. Grim Dawn is great too. I'm about halfway through my first playthrough on Veteran, but got distracted when the PoE expansion hit Will definitely be going back after the league ends though.
 
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