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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Pseudo Stupidity wrote:
Whipstitch wrote:
Video game pick pocketing can fuck right off as far as I'm concerned. It's always felt to me like busywork for save scummers and the ocd set.


It can fuck off, but it's not busywork or for save scummers (at least not in Divinity). In the game we're talking about it's incredibly quick and easy to do. Have someone in your party chat up a vendor, walk behind them, stealth, then steal their shit (the value of the shit you steal is limited by your thievery skill in an effort to make it not broken).


Roleplaying evil character, eh?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Nah, that is standard gain maximization . .
Even when playing the paladin of the wastes, you still steal everthing that is not taped to the inside of somebody elses pockets in Fallout.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Stahlseele wrote:
Nah, that is standard gain maximization . .
Even when playing the paladin of the wastes, you still steal everthing that is not taped to the inside of somebody elses pockets in Fallout.


Just because the game doesn't judge you doesn't mean I won't Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Longes wrote:
Stahlseele wrote:
Nah, that is standard gain maximization . .
Even when playing the paladin of the wastes, you still steal everthing that is not taped to the inside of somebody elses pockets in Fallout.


Just because the game doesn't judge you doesn't mean I won't ;)

That makes you a bad person.
Judge ye not lest ye be judged! :P ^^
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

One thing that I always forget to do when playing Fallout 4 is to pickpocket the power cells from enemies wearing power armour.

Supposedly doing so forces them to pop out of the exo-frame; allowing it to be taken to one of your settlements for a settler to wear. Not doing so, results in a exo-frame which you can take the armour components and power cell from, but you can't force the dead character out of their 'frame.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Longes wrote:
Pseudo Stupidity wrote:
Whipstitch wrote:
Video game pick pocketing can fuck right off as far as I'm concerned. It's always felt to me like busywork for save scummers and the ocd set.


It can fuck off, but it's not busywork or for save scummers (at least not in Divinity). In the game we're talking about it's incredibly quick and easy to do. Have someone in your party chat up a vendor, walk behind them, stealth, then steal their shit (the value of the shit you steal is limited by your thievery skill in an effort to make it not broken).


Roleplaying evil character, eh?


Stealing armor and weapons so I can literally save the world is not evil. I'm going to steal sweet weapons to kill things that eat people alive, even if it means violating the NAP.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Endless Space 2 Free To Play Weekend on Steam.
Dear god that game is both bloody gorgous and bloody complicated x.x
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Stahlseele wrote:
Endless Space 2 Free To Play Weekend on Steam.
Dear god that game is both bloody gorgous and bloody complicated x.x


It's very weird for me that Endless Space 2 is a game that looks as good as the 5 million dollar cut-scenes of my youth.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Yeah, if only more games looked that good ._.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I've been playing some Genesis RPGs for the first time. Phantasy Star 2 hates me, there's no other explanation for it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Don't take it personally, PS2 hates everybody. In Algol, you are all equally worthless.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

The way Pirate lairs are implemented in Endless Space 2 seems pretty dumb. I expanded a couple systems over and then by turn 6 I had 2 more pirate lairs between me and the next habitable system, which is pretty obnoxious when you're playing the Unfallen.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=701
Ooh!
My!
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Godemperor!
YES PLEASE!
A 4X Game in the WH40K Universe?
HOOK ME UP BATTLEBROTHAS
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Eh. Not Slitherine's first 40k game. Armageddon was dogshit, and Sanctus reach wasn't much better.

4x tech trees seems like missing the point of the setting, and from the screen shots, Civ style units where a unit of 5 marines or guardsmen bounce off each other while a Whirlwind tank bombards a city tile is... less than compelling.

from those screenshots I don't see any way of balancing those four factions while making them feel authentic.

Also their color palette sucks ass. Image 4 (guard vs necrons), took me several looks to realize how many units are hiding and blending into the Overwhelming Brown.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Well, they also did Pandora: First Contact < = which is basically what Civilization: Beyond Earth should have been. Pretty damn brutal and snarky.
So, if they combine those elements, it might be worth a look see when it is done.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

ATOM RPG
http://store.steampowered.com/app/552620/
Early Access, looks like Fallout 2.5 to me somehow.
It's cheapish at 15 bucks.
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I've downgraded my opinion of Endless Space 2's space pirates from "seems dumb" to "Turn the fuckers off because they only hurt the game." Pirate systems are too well populated to reward people for building early military yet too easily gamed to be a threat to a human player that understands their spawning rules. So the first experimental game or two I played I found pirates to be pretty annoying because I was too ambitious in trying to cherry pick attractive systems and would end up with lairs spawning in awkward places and pirate fleets wandering around in my systems. But once I noticed that pirate lairs won't spawn adjacent to colonies I started using the first ring of worlds around my home system as a buffer zone and plopped down my outposts one spot further out secure in the knowledge that I could then fill in the middle at my leisure. Between that and the fact that pirates can't spawn in asteroid belts I'm now able to consistently expand in such a way that I have unsullied interior lanes for every outpost I plant while my nearest AI neighbor gets their teeth kicked in by rampaging pirate fleets because they didn't expand in ridiculous checkerboard patterns and that first wave or two of randomly generated lairs apparently has to spawn somewhere.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8WoNTHMoLc&t=324s
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries: 10 Minutes of NEW GAMEPLAY

So . . carefull optimism maybe?
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Maybe. It needs a lot of work and tuning.
The HUD inside the mech shouldn't be getting motion blur from the thing turning, and the weapons frankly suck ass.

Watching a moron in a Shadowhawk get hammered by wandering into increasingly spawning groups of enemies and somehow survive getting pounded for 10 minutes is disturbing. With the way he's walking past enemies and into shots, he should have been destroyed in a about 30 seconds, particularly with the sheer amount of enemies.

In addition to doing crap for damage, the weapons had little impact and sounded like ass, and the fucking computer wouldn't shut up. Even falling off buildings barely caused a hitch in the mech's movement.
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I noticed that the targeting reticle stayed centered, suggesting that there aren't seperate controls for arm and torso movement.

A mechwarrior game needs arm movement independent of torso rotation.
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'This should be based on the MWO stuff, and as far as i remember from THAT particular pile of crap, there should be separate arms and torso mounted weapon reticules . .
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hyzmarca wrote:
I noticed that the targeting reticle stayed centered, suggesting that there aren't seperate controls for arm and torso movement.

Nothing really moves.

The right arm laser fires from the same point every time, blazing off a weird angles depending on where the enemy is, the enemy mech legs pump the same regardless of terrain, the helicopter blades barely move. About the only thing that's even vaguely animated to modern standards is the jerk of the AC/5 by the cockpit, presumably because it is right in the player's face, and that basically has the same animation as a penis expelling a load of cum on the enemy mechs, and much the same effect.
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Count Arioch the 28th wrote:
I've been playing some Genesis RPGs for the first time. Phantasy Star 2 hates me, there's no other explanation for it.


Unless it's Phantasy Star 4, all the Phantasy Star Genesis games hate you. The difficulty curve is ludicrous and kind of beautiful in its zero-fucks-given attitude. Phantasy Star 3 is considered largely non-canon but the stuff it did (Generational gameplay) is pretty much the reason we have games like Agarest War et. al. so it's worth a play despite the backwards-ass curve. (The game is Nintendo Hard to start with, but because the two cyborgs are with every generation, it gets gradually easier with each generational iteration.)

Speaking of Phantasy Star, I've been playing Phantasy Star Online 2. My god is this game fun. The combat system is wonderfully absurd action-RPG with three-button controls that work out to having six attacks at any one time that you can freely combo together, and hell Just Attacking photon arts together are the key to success and it's just wonderful, fast-paced fun once you start hitting boss enemies. The setpieces are a bit boring, but beautiful all the same, though the setpieces for some of the Emergency Quests and boss fights are amazing and gorgeous.

It falls prey to the Asian MMO Grind Syndrome. You've gotta grind your primary class. Your secondary class. A Striker, a Tech, and a Ranged to unlock Hero. Then you gotta level that from 1. Hope you've been following a guide to place your skillpoints for maximum effectiveness, otherwise you're spending real money to buy an additional tree. Hell, to play Force, you've gotta buy 3 trees to begin with, since you can't max out every element in a single tree while staying maximally effective. (That said, you could PROBABLY get by with just a Fire-focused Force with a Dark+Light Techer sub because Fire is great for AE, and Dark and Light are good single-target stuff, though one of the crafted Light techniques is amazingly effective for AE too.) And, hell, just reaching level cap is grindy as fuck - gain 42 million exp after reaching the level 75 cap. Spend a couple million meseta on grinding up a 13* rarity weapon to +35, not to mention doing Collection Files every 2 days for 13* weapons so you can raise the grind cap to +35.

Even so, this game is amazing fun to play, and I didn't even notice the grindy nature til I started going for Hero unlock and hitting level 80.
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PSO2 is so awesome it is coming to the Switch next year!

Only for Japan though. Because Sega hates money or something and thus refuses to release the game in the west. They did translate the game to english but only for South Asia then closed it after just a few years, wonder what went wrong there.

Other things Phantasy Star did first:
-Animated enemy sprites.
-Permanently killing a key main female character..

Also I recently read an interview with the original's main character designer and she commented Alis was supposed to change depending in your decisions in the game, becoming more feminine or manly, and Lutz the bishonen esper would change in the opposite direction. Alas limited resources so it never got past the idea stage.
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So, Beamdog is releasing a Neverwinter Nights expanded edition, and I'm a bit baffled as to why. The IE games can coast along without graphics improvements, thanks to the scale and isometric view. This... just looks like ass.

https://www.beamdog.com/products/neverwinter-nights-enhanced-edition

I get that Trent Oster is trying to cash in on some of the old shit he worked on with a small team and as little work as possible, but have some fucking dignity.
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