Quote from: rittchard on November 11, 2013, 09:58:14 PM
Hey BJ, how is it we never seem to game together since we apparently like all the same games lol!
I've been playing the alpha on and off (I did catch the KS on this) but it definitely seems much more polished now. Essentially if you like Titan Quest you'll probably enjoy this as a "spiritual" (though darker) sequel. All in all I think I like the feel of this better than PoE, but I do have a couple of technical issues. First of all it doesn't seem like you can scale the UI so the fonts and buttons look tiny to me. I think there are timers on the skills but I can't tell if they are represented graphically, so often I am hitting a button and nothing happens. I'd love a configurable UI. Also similar to State of Decay, the environmental graphics can be so dense and dark that the color palette can drown out the mobs.
The good news is that the gameplay itself is solid, with all the bells and whistles TQ had and a very similar customization system.
We used to play Words With Friends but you kept ignoring your turn!
Yeah scaling UI is on everyone' wish list. My understanding is the tiny dev team is focused on big picture stuff (fixing bugs, building Act II and the 5th class etc), though I'll bet they have a list of 'quality of life' improvements like that to work on.
imho, the episode held my interest, but not much more. Several characters had nothing to do beyond all too brief cameos at the end -- perhaps it was to give some of the cast a rest period?
I agree that the Prison is simply becoming tiresome as a backdrop for the show. Clearly it's falling apart and unsafe, so why the characters would just rot there in what's basically a concrete piece of Swiss cheese, and basically wait to die? I dunno.
I'm still convinced the previous showrunner probably just wanted to get the Hell out of the prison for crying out loud, and probably AMC blanched at that for cost reasons. It's cheaper probably to just rot in the prison and keep having zombie charges in and out of the prison.
The ratings are still out of this world for basic cable, and even good for network TV, so probably they don't much care what I or anyone else here thinks about it.
Yeah I got this via Steam Early Access over weekend (had a modest $3-off sale).
Combat's very visceral and gut-busting, and the environs are as nice as I remember Titan Quest's. The option to combine two classes into one (or not) at L10 and any time after is fun as was TQ's class mixing stuff. I remember TQ feeling way way too easy on its initial difficulty mode. So far, Grim Dawn seems a bit more challenging from the get go.
The pacing feels a bit more deliberate/tactical than some of the other action RPGs I've been playing of late (Path of Exile, Marvel Heroes, Adventures of Van Helsing). Still fun/exciting, still often tackling huge hordes, just kind of a refreshingly different gameplay experience imho.
I like that the tree's less about making you fret about choosing from dozens of active skills and more about a reasonable number (I counted maybe 9-10 on the Soldier's tree) and then picking how you customize them with passives. Or else just throwing points at the lower slider to generally improve your character.
I guess the caveat is that with Path of Exile free and even the vastly improved since launch Marvel Heroes free, it's a bit tough to convince folks to drop $30 on an incomplete, no-multiplayer-yet, slightly rough around the edges action RPG in its alpha state.
It's very fun and satisfying combat though, and as someone with debilitating FPS motion sickness issues, I'm just enjoying this unexpected isometric action RPG golden age -- spent the weekend playing Path of Exile, Marvel Heroes and Grim Dawn.
I'm sorry I didn't get in on the Kickstarter and stuff, just wasn't paying attention. So far working on one Soldier (love the Blitz charge, and various sword attacks), and one Demolitionist (tossing the explosive cocktails reminds me of dwarves in Bungie's Myth) separately.
Seriously, I don't want to be pessimistic but when you see a big name movie like this released at this time of year you know the studio knows it isn't going to be a blockbuster.
fyi, Monuments Men (George Clooney, Matt Damon) was moved from prime Oscar movie time (late fall) To Feb. 7 (bumping Robocop to Feb. 14), which seems like a 'no confidence' vote by the studio, although the release date delay is attributed to special FX work.
I saw the jazzed up 2nd Robocop trailer before Thor the Dark World. It was OK, but it just comes across as a needless remake featuring a talented cast that should be working on a better movie together (Samuel Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and uh, That Surly Guy from The Killing).
My mom and I caught Thor: The Dark World this afternoon and quite loved it. Is it stupid at times, ridiculous, preposterous, throwing so much of the kitchen sink at you, you can hardly understand what the hell is going on? Yes, but great dumb fun imho. I think it's a hundred times more fun than the first Thor, but not necessarily a better movie, if that makes any sense.
And I loved the 5 minutes from the Captain America: The Winter Soldier film, and the vastly expanded theatrical trailer. The 5 minutes is from:
Spoiler for Hiden:
the elevator scene, and I think maybe this whole sequence was shown at the most recent Comic Con.
Lots of humor in this Thor but it still takes the character and stuff seriously. Some of the joke lines didn't land with our audience, but many did.
And hey Chuck fans get to both enjoy Zach Levi (Fandral), and Yvonne Strahovski in a trailer for.... the movie's name escapes me. We saw it on a Regal RPX screen and I think the 200 decibels blew away my memory!
Of course Thor: the Dark World has a post credits sequence:
Spoiler for Hiden:
I found the sequence too inscrutable. I didn't recognize the collector character, and couldn't figure out if it was some sort of lead in to Guardians of the Galaxy or what. Can someone clue me in, in spoiler codes?
As far as Loki in this, I loved Hiddleston's performance in limited screen time, but...
I'll see it for Sifth (even if she only gets a brief, pointless "meow" cat fight with Natalie Portman's character), Loki (though he's a bit player in this despite what the posters say), and the 5 minutes from "Captain America and the Winter Soldier."
Quote from: YellowKing on November 07, 2013, 04:11:40 AM
As much as I'm all for the move towards digital media, and support it whenever possible, it is a little sad to see the old ways go. Part of the fun of renting a movie used to be the thrill of the hunt - going to the video store and hoping that hot new release was in, searching desperately through the return stacks, or just simply browing the aisles looking at covers to find some hidden gem. Yes, I know I'm just being nostalgic - driving to the store and remembering to return stuff was a pain in the ass - but instant gratification does have its downsides. I think you value things less when you can just have them with no effort, and as a movie lover it sometimes makes me feel like I lose a bit of the appreciation/excitement of watching a new film unless I'm seeing it in the theater.
While I've fully embraced all the digital stuff today (Netflix, catching up on missed TV via smartphone/tablet apps, Steam, buying books online etc.), I do miss wandering around book stores (Barnes & Noble hangs by a thread), videogame stores, etc. I did now and then have fun conversations with people interested in the same things at those stores. A date 25 years ago might've been dinner and wandering around a video store chatting about what movie to watch. Over a computer or your Netflix menu, not quite the same thing.
I guess a cynic would say we're well on our way as a society to becoming the humans in Pixar's Wall-E, which is to say a bunch of pasty, obese, anti-social, slobbering know-nothings plugged into everything, ranting about everything on 149 different social media/social blabbering avenues, yet knowing nothing because we never leave our easy chair or computer to go out and face the day.
But since I've well become and embraced that sort of thing myself, I won't be a hypocrite and say it myself.
And plenty of youngsters including many here probably grew up with online everything and don't see physical stores as anything but a nuisance. So be it. They'll get old some day, and whatever becomes the Next Big Way of Doing things will make them look like the Luddites then.
My brother saw it on On Demand and found it reasonably entertaining. I'm not really sure where a sequel would go -- maybe flip the concept over so the world's in anarchic chaos 364 days a year and one day a year everyone abides by the laws -- though that's not something that ever stopped Hollywood before.
Basically, if anything cheap does well at the box office (re Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Saw etc. etc.) then expect it to be sequelized to death until any freshness in the original film is ground into sawdust and until moviegoers decide they've had enough.
TV Guide Magazine: Didn't you first audition for Simmons, the role that went to Elizabeth Henstridge?
Bennet: Yes, and after meeting me the casting people went, "No way in hell is she believable as a biochemist" — which was very disappointing to my mom, the doctor! But I could never do what Elizabeth does. She is the most awesome, funniest person on our show and I die every time she has a line. [Laughs] I am obsessed with her!
Penny Arcade Report was noting that Target stores are giving $200 Target gift cards for ANY functional iPad, regardless of model or condition [ONLY Nov. 3-9]. So if you have a crappy old 1st gen or iPad 2 that still works, it seems like a good deal. On more recent models, can probably get better from Gazelle and the zillion other trade-in companies (or eBay etc.). I might to do it with my 3rd gen for simplicity's sake (most trade-ins I've checked on it are about $210 range).
Between November 3rd thru 9th visit your local Target Mobility store and trade in any iPad for at least $200 to use towards the purchase of a new iPad *. To take advantage of this offer simply follow the below steps:
Step 1: Find your local Target mobility store by clicking here and selecting "Target Mobile" under store services. Step 2: Your device will be appraised in-store at the mobility kiosk. Step 3: $200 minimum promotional credit will be issued on a Target Trade-In Gift Card and is redeemable in any Target store.
As far as the iPad's history, you all should go back to the first page of this thread and read all the complaints and skepticism when it launched in 2010 (how's it better than a netbook? No multitasking? No Flash Support? What do I do with it? What a useless product. Who's gonna buy it?). Lots of folks slammed it as a heavy (1.5lbs), overpriced, overhyped piece of junk in 2010. Now they slam it as a light, overpriced, over hyped produced out-innovated by other products. Things never really changed.
This amusing video might be good motivation for getting a hard case for one's iPad Air.
iPad Air vs Airsoft MP7 (also includes slow-mo drop tests on hard surfaces, dunk tests etc.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JNTx4zy19w *Needless to say, given now thin it is now, and how it's mostly put together with great gobs of industrial glue, it doesn't hold up well.
Quote from: Clanwolfer on November 05, 2013, 12:46:48 PM
I'm really torn on the Air versus the new Mini. On the one hand, I really like my iPad 2 (which is going to my grandmother as a Skype machine when I get a new one) - on the other hand, everyone I know that has a Mini raves about how the form factor is nicer/better/more usable.
Those with the Air - does the reduced weight make it noticeably easier to do reading/browsing/etc for a while?
And definitely I can hold Air by one hand without stress, and if it's in one's lap you won't notice it's there. Wait, that sounds wrong You know what I mean.
Imho, a Mini makes sense if taking it everywhere and sheer portability is a consideration, maybe if you travel frequently. But the Air has the same thickness now. It comes down to if a 1.3-1.6" difference in the other dimensions and .27 lb diff) really, uh, makes a difference
I'm out of consoles now, but I remember going to a Walmart in VA at about 8 a.m. hoping to get a PS2 on launch day but it was already too late. I watched forlornly through the glass windows as people with the "lottery tickets" picked up their's.
On the ugly side, I remember several reports of kids and teens getting mugged (sometimes at gunpoint), beaten up in the parking lots of stores trying to get their PS2s home or to their car. All over the country. Insane. Most of the launch games were weak, and here people were resorting to violence to get one.
I'm still paranoid about that kind of stuff to this day. At an Apple Store Friday, I put my iPad Air under a shirt I'd bought from a nearby clothing store (in said store's bag); didn't want to call attention to myself.
They have a writing staff and so more than likely in the course of a season not every show's going to feel like the one one's favorite writer wrote.
Ironically, I love showrunner Scott Gimple's writing (he wrote last year's episode where we finally got to find out what happened to Rick's pal Morgan Jones), and I fear that as show runner he won't be able to write as many as he might as "just a staff writer." Though in theory, he being the overseer of the scripts would bring more consistency.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Carol drove away at the end, I immediately thought, "Hey its' the spin off set up!" OK maybe not.
While I understand the idea that situations have forced into hard decisions like they did Rick, I'm not sure I really buy her abrupt turn into cold-blooded "kill sickly people and burn them before they disease us all." Or at least, not sure I like the turn.
I'll say that I liked that the episode got away from the prison. While it's not my favorite, imho it wasn't as bad as the "Let's send Glen into the well for no damn good reason and then everybody pull him out!" episode.
Wash. Post graphic of the airport and order of events. I'm sure the TSA officer's family/friends/colleagues wouldn't see any silver lining, but if the jerk hadn't been so specific on who he was attacking (TSA specifically), it might've been a historically awful slaughter considering how far into the terminal he eventually went.
I saw that about the cases, thanks Blackjack. My iPad almost never leaves my house so I didn't want a case that would just bulk it up. The more I look at/use the my new green smart cover the more I dislike it. I already knew I didn't like any of the colors, but I wanted something a bit more colorful than black so got a green one. A dark green would have looked so much better than this pastel green. I have a feeling this thing is going to pick up dirt easily too and will look even worse after awhile.
Even though the Air is incredibly light, I still want a mini for a reader. I briefly had a Nexus 7 and Kindle HDX 7" (returned both, Nexus was defecting, didn't like blue fringe of HDX) and really like the size/weight for an in bed reading/browsing. Apple really is missing the bus on their price structure. I would probably pick up a 16gb mini if it was $300 or less, but I can't justify $400 for it.
I empathize on color, you can always exchange it for a different color if you have the receipt.
On my iPad 3rd gen, I got a light grey Smart Cover thinking it would go well with a white iPad. But that color cover was a horrific finger-print attractor and every smudge showed up as a blot and was hard to clean. I kinda waited too long to figure that out so eventually bought a black one for that, and also a black one for the Air and it's fine. Nowadays I worry less about color style then if the cover's gonna look all dingy in a few days time.
If Zerochroma doesn't do an ultralight theater stand back-case for Air then I might just get another Belkin back lid (http://www.belkin.com/us/F7N083-Belkin/p/P-F7N083/ - Amazon and stores'll likely sell it closer to $20). I had one for my 3rd gen ipad and it was fine though the plastic seemed to get sort of "cloudy" over time. ====================
Quote from: Crusis on November 02, 2013, 01:05:51 AM
Quote from: Lee on November 01, 2013, 09:43:49 PM
New Smart Cover feels very cheap. I had a leather cover on my 3, and the plastic one looks and feels very cheap. It does attach ok, but bubbles up in the middle just a bit. Not a big deal, just wish I could use my old leather cover.
I'm surprised they weren't offering a leather case this time around. I got a red cover and it also bubbles up a bit in the middle. I think this happened on my mini as well but not any more.
I'm holding out for ZeroChroma to do a thinner version of its infinitely adjustable theater type stands which I loved on my 3rd gen model.
So I decided I'm sick of passing on apps cause I don't have room. It shouldn't be a problem now.
It really is insanely light and thin now. But I don't feel like I do with my iPhone 5 where my large hands just don't feel safe clutching something so thin. The Air still (esp. with Smart Cover folded back) has enough to grasp on that I don't feel worried about dropping it. So far. And while I think the Mini's still a better bet for wanting to grasp it in one hand I can grasp it now that's narrow (per blurry photo here).
The store I went to set up lines outside the store for "in store pick up orders" and those hoping to get it opening day. It really didn't take much of a wait and it seemed to reduce chaos in the store.
Mentioned elsewhere -- was on an epic Path of Exile game after taking a little nap last night. All but one of us had an epic game crash but it was almost exactly 3 a.m. EST so I decided to place my order and let the PoE end boss wait. Will have to wait until after work. I got dark space grey whatever and a similar color Smart Cover.
I really love the ZeroChroma theater stand/back case for my 3rd gen (http://www.zerochroma.com/product/vario-sc-ipad-2-3rd-gen), and I hope they're working on a thinner one for iPad Air. Although they haven't announced anything yet though, their blog has played up Air so I assume it's at least on their radar screen.
I managed to finish Act III, mostly, in a co-op group in the wee hours last night. I took a few hours nap first in "preparation."
When our large group was about to tackle the final boss in its lair... oops. All but one of us crashed. Strangely, it occurred at exactly the right time for me to order a certain something, so that worked out.
That was the most fun I've had in co-op in this so far even if it's mostly a cakewalk at normal. It helped to have a few patient people, folks who would drop TPs next to needed quest objectives, etc. The "pages" quest in Act 3 wouldn't spawn the 4th page, so I was able to start a brief solo session later and pick it up OK.
I have a couple blue skill gems now, but I seem to get about 60% green, 35% red, 5% blue. Just an eyeball estimate.
I ordered an iPad Air for in-store pickup today. I'll probably pick it up after work. My 32GB iPad 3rd gen has been annoying me capacity-wise. Even now I can't get it to fully synch stuff, just not enough room.
My computer happened to crash during the Act 3 end boss sequence in Path of Exile in a full co-op game, about 3:05 a.m. EST, so it seemed like some sort of Sign to order.
I meant to ask, are blue gems meant to be near impossible to find?
I finally found one at about L31 last night. It's a "toggle" passive for your shield that gives a chance to zap nearby targets with a bit of lightning damage when you successfully block an attack. It looks cool, not sure how effective it is, and it cuts down your mana reservoir a bit. So far, that's the only blue gem I've ever seen in the game.
It's the script, guys. Yes, you can just have Hulk spend about 95 minutes smashing everyone and everything in sight, screaming "puny so and so," but that won't carry an entire movie.
imho, he's awesome in short doses, but it's up to some screenwriter(s) to craft a film where you give a damn about Bruce Banner -- and isn't mopey and self-pitying as he has been in the two solo films so far -- and not just about CGI Hulk beating everyone and everything's brains out. The two Hulk films are boring, imho, because it's Hulk destroying tanks and mostly faceless nobodies or a one-note not terribly charismatic bad guy (Tim Roth's mercenary type in the most recent film).
I'm sure Whedon could figure something out. Obviously he has a cool feel for the character. I assume Kevin Feige wants to bring him back to direct a third Avengers film and wouldn't likely ask him to write any scripts for the solo films.
Quote from: Abaddon on October 31, 2013, 04:00:22 AM
It appears only the guild leader can spend in game currency for guild perks, on the positive side guild members can gift currency to the guild leader back on the negative side Guild stash is reportedly very very buggy so on the positive side guilds can save some cash for the moment.
Doesn't appear to be any interest here (thanks Abbadon for joining), probably most GTers are in guilds or just got burned out on beta
So probably I'll disband it. A Steam bud wanted to invite me onto the Gamers With Jobs guild, which has about 17 members now. I don't hang out at that forum but know some folks there.
Act 3 started to feel grindy,though maybe I'm spoiled beating on areas well below my characters' level.
I wish the game gave me info on what quests your party members are working on. Sometimes the title of the session I'm joining doesn't reflect their progress when I join. E.g., I find I can't use portals because my quest progression isn't far enough, or vice versa.
I've largely lost interest and am more keen on Fox's Sleepy Hollow, which sort of hit me out of left field.
In the end, imho, Agents is more interested in the "Weirdo of the Week" or "the tragic guy/gal who could be a super hero if only he/she would let SHIELD help her/him," than it is in its ensemble cast. It's more like the early days of C.S.I, when it focused on the cases and mostly wasn't interested in its actual CSI team members. Oddly enough, that's when I most liked that show. But with Agents, I kept waiting for the stories to give the ensemble something more interesting to do (episode 4 was about the only one I really warmed up to).
The exception seems to be its fixation on Chloe Bennett's hacker. We get it. She's hot, she's cute, she's kind of funny Now why not try to actually do a story with Melinda May, or a story with the two geeks, or a story with the chisel chinned super agent? I just don't feel invested in any of the ensemble cast, after 5 episodes in - they feel like sort of props to tell the story of the "weirdo/would-be-hero of the week". Heck, I was more invested in Sleepy Hollow's characters after the pilot episode.
Once I realized how little actual involvement Joss Whedon has on Agents, it just became clearer why it doesn't feel like the shows he was actually a showrunner on. It's nice his brother and sister-in-law are running the store, but they're not Joss.
With Captain America: The Winter Soldier now just six months away from release, Marvel is offering an extended look at the film with 3D showings of Thor 2.
Nearly five minutes of footage from the Captain America sequel will be attached to 3D screenings of Thor: The Dark World, so if the film’s debut trailer left you craving more Cap, you now have the opportunity to curb your appetite.
There's a fella named Trotsky (something like that) at official forums who is already going nuts with weapons mods left and right. If he lived in Eastern Europe, the devs would probably hire him.
The "good" players (i.e., not me) plan out almost the entire map before they ever hit space bar to see what happens, and then they seem to make fine adjustments depending on what happens.
From dev posts, they don't plan to fully finish the game until the end of this year and they hope to release it early next year at some point as a $19.99 game.
Definitely already fun and polished, but it sounds like they are hopeful about doing some fundamental improvements in enemy AI, and the way the game handles damage, and perhaps even eventually penetration of bullets through walls and stuff.
I went ahead and created a guild with the clever name:
Gaming Trend Guild
My lone character so far is: Blackjackier
If you're keen on helping me get a little GT guild going, just message me in game, PM here or mention a character name here, and I'll try to send you an invite. I'm on the U.S./North American server.
Update: Got one taker last night, so we officially have a "plurality" in the PoE guild. While it offers a guild chat channel, officer designations etc., it seems like you do have to spend a bit in the Game Store to buy a guild stash tab.
USA Today had a recent interview with comics scribe Ed Brubaker (creator, or maybe it was co-creator of the Winter Soldier iteration of Bucky): http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2013/09/22/ed-brubaker-sunday-conversation/2828983/ Briefly touches on the movie. Financially, he's excited because this movie specifically touches on his previous work and movie tie-ins will be released and Ed will at least get some royalties from sales of those if not (probably) the movie itself.
Q. And fans will be able to see some of your fingerprints on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, out April 4. Is that going to be enjoyable for you to see them take one of your signature story lines and put it on screen?
A. I read the script and I was really blown away by it. The tone of it and the Bucky stuff is so perfect and the way I'd want it to be, I was so thrilled to see that. But to me the biggest thing, too, is it's the first time Marvel has put out a movie where there's a specific book the title of the movie relates to. And now they're doing that with Avengers: Age of Ultron.
They're putting out a hardcover collection of Captain America: Winter Soldier and that's because that movie is coming out. That is the first time Marvel has one specific book to point people to, as opposed to when X-Men: First Class came out and there's 15 trade paperbacks and people who see the movie don't know which one to pick up. So it's exciting, as the guy who gets royalties for that book.
I've read a few of the Winter Soldier comics arcs, and they are pretty cool though it feels like eventually the comic was milking the Winter Soldier character as long as it could.
throw away, flippant response by Carolyn at the end
just gut punched me.
I would think at some point they would simply weld some bulldozer or snow plow blade to the front of a car or truck so they could deal with occasionaly pesky walker swarms. They need to do more scrounging, and maybe watch a DVD of The Road Warrior for inspiration.
I think the best compliment I can pay is this season's episodes seem to fly right by me. I'll be looking forward to what happens next and then BOOM, I realize the episode's almost over.
I contrast that to some of the "SOPHIIIIA!" episodes, which imho dragged on and on and on in a way that made me feel the episode was 90 minutes long.
Quote from: kronovan on October 28, 2013, 04:05:29 PM
What's the best source/site for a character building guide for this game?
Official site [pathofexile.com] has a character build page [I used bitly cause the link is insanely long]: http://bit.ly/18v8yje (note: doesn't look to me as it does in game -- I dunno, maybe this is a different passive tree for a class I'm not playing? Or does everyone have a passives tree looking like this?)
Googling pulled up this fan site which seems to have a lot of character build stuff going on:
I'll try to share mine (about L23 now) although probably it sucks. It's narrowly focused on life/armor/shield for survivability, and two-hand melee/swords for offense. Not much else beyond the +10 Strength and +10 Dexterity choices necessary to work through the passives tree.
Pretty intimidating tree at first glance. I dig that I never feel like I'm wasting a point to get to something else on the tree.
A Steam bud recommended this to me, and I put in about 11 hours or so over the weekend. Great stuff, even if it took a long time to grasp the differences (never has an identity scroll been so popular ; the passives tree, gems for skills, no gold, etc.) and a lot of questions that were generally answered promptly and even nicely in general chat.
I toggle general chat on and off because sometimes it's fun and useful, and other times people in there sound like they should be locked up in prison, but to say that would be an insult to prisons. Some of the garbage talk is so nasty I can't even grasp that human beings talk like that. Though hey, that's the Internet in a nutshell, right? In co-op, everyone has seemed OK or mute, which is fine.
My custom build is pretty simple so far -- just a 2 hand sword and shield/sword guy with a few goofy gem skills for flavor and handling large groups. Putting a lot of points into armor, health and shield blocking etc.
I love the shield stuff but wish the shield charge was faster (more like Diablo 2's paladin, or the shield charging in Titan Quest or even Marvel Heroes' Captain America) -- here it's more this lumbering charge with a nice damage hit at the end. If there's any interest in a GamingTrend guild in this, maybe we can get one going? (or maybe we have one already?). I've done a bit of co-op and it's been fun though as in D3, everyone seems in a frantic hurry or they just want to group for a particular boss and then *boom* everyone disappears.
Also gets a little confusing cause sometimes if I exit an MP game and restart solo, the zone seems to still be in MP mode (so you see equipment all over the ground, and no enemies). Usually it clears up next time I login, if I wait a while.
Although Path of Exil's already spectacularly gory and gruesome, more so than anything since Age of Conan imho, I might have to try the f2p store gizmo that adds even more gore effects to a weapon.
Quote from: metallicorphan on October 25, 2013, 02:45:14 PM
I thought Kasdan was announced for episode 7 back in February-ish?..it wasn't just Arndt on his own with writing duties,right?
I speculated the idea was Arndt was writing the actual script, and Kasan and JJ were working on story, plot points, lense flare and female cast members stripping to their skivvies for no reason.
While I'm a huge fan of the Kasdan who scripted The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark (though neither film is word for word what he wrote, and Kasdan often complained about that) and the 1985 western Silverado, I'm not sure the now 64 year old guy who scripted The Bodyguard, the bloated Wyatt Earp, and The Accidental Tourist screams out that he's still "got it" to script a snappy Star Wars movie.
While I hope he can turn the clock back 35 years, lets remember the 1997 era George Lucas seemed to no longer have the grasp of memorable characters and cool dialogue that he did when he was 20 some odd years younger. I think most of the time when we expect our idols to do the same things at age 60-70 that they did at 30-40, we end up disappointed because people change, as do writers, directors, musicians, game developers etc.
That's my Deep Melancholy Thought for the day. Still, I get it. It totally makes sense to draft the screenwriter who had a grasp and understanding of those classic SW characters to do a new film with them. At least on paper...
In the final game we will "surely" allow you to dismiss troopers and recruit new ones, but it won't be a feature that you'll be able to spam, but rather use it in the right circumstances, as any troop manager would do.
MP5 too good?
Quote from: dev Pintea
Indeed, with the additions of the new weapons, Alpha5 feels somewhat easier, but it's not the MP5's fault.
The problem is that the enemy AI has not kept up with the progress of the game as intended, so where before there used to be a lot of enemies to compensate for their, let's say, lack of awareness, right now it's not feasible anymore to just cram more and more enemies. We have to make them smarter.
imho, they need to do something to vary the enemy AI so that they don't nearly all just start opening doors and making a beeline to your trooper the moment one opens a door or shoots a baddie.
Often the game becomes more "draw attention, shoot targets while they wander lemming-like into your sights" rather than a "breach, bang and clear, move to next target" kind of game. The few exceptions I've seen are enemies that sort of fix themselves behind a cover and don't go after you after hearing you, or ones on the far side of the map that don't quite seem to get a bead on your location. A few also seem to fix themselves into a small space (closet, bathroom, etc.) and then not move until you open the door.
Maybe there's like a Revolutionary War re-enactors group in Sleepy Hollow that could lend him some clothes? That might be a sensible way to allow him to change his clothing a bit.
I'm caught up through episode 3. I'm a Luddite with no VOD access, so I caught up via Fox's web site and iOS app - both work well but asking me to watch a Google Chromebook video ad about 15 times is a bit much, Fox! Alas, my Cable provider Cox won't let me watch the Recent couple episodes that way.