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7121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AFI Top 100 Movie Challenge on: September 30, 2008, 09:39:23 PM
interesting that many of the films i saw in a film appreciation class in college are not on the list.  most of the big ones were though (citizen kane, for instance) 

35 total though, so i need to catch up on some of the noticeable entries.
7122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The mystery. on: September 30, 2008, 09:20:50 PM
that must mean he just got them installed, perhaps they were fresh out of nipples at the conversion clinic?  did they already take the "package downstairs" or were you too busy checking out his fake boobs to notice?  either way, it must be a lot closer to the day he can finally become the woman he always knew he was.  you should support his/her gender choice and be a good friend. 
7123  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PC game sale on: September 30, 2008, 01:30:57 AM

Quote from: frost on September 29, 2008, 05:05:55 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 28, 2008, 04:40:09 AM


NFS: Underground
IL2


Am I reading this correctly?  you're only charging shipping for these games that don't have a price next to them?  If that's the case, I'll take these two, yo.

that's the case
7124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Colonization! on: September 29, 2008, 03:44:24 AM
ouch, that's pretty much sealed the wallet on this one for a bit.  i had this in my hands on friday and hesitated for some unspecific reason.  knowing that i would have given it only a short amount of time + your post makes it easy to put this on the back burner for a while. 

still, it's sad to have expectations go awry like that.  i have hope they patch this up a bit, as i really want to get into this some day.
7125  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Anyone Interested in BattleTech Novels? on: September 29, 2008, 02:35:06 AM
wow.  i have quite a few of those myself.  sadly, i think i am in the same boat calvin.  no time to reread them.

i also have the 14 volume vampire the masquerade clan wars books. 
7126  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / PC game sale on: September 28, 2008, 04:40:09 AM
i have a number of games to sell. not looking for any trades right now, paypal preferred. all prices set comparable to amazon and weighted against my need to get rid of them.

all complete in box used, unless otherwise noted.  quantities listed in parenthesis. 

shipping only ~2 per for reference.  let me know what your zip is when you pm me and i can figure out the amount.  also, i can dump the boxes if you really want them cheap.
battlefield 2
Joint Ops               (3)
Joint Ops:Escalation (3)
Toca Race Driver 2
NFS:Hot Pursuit 2
NFS: Underground (2)
NFS: Porsche Unleashed (3)
Lock On: Modern Air Combat(sold)
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Jane's F-15
Battlefield: Vietnam
Battlefield: 1942
Battlefield: 1942: Road to Rome
Soldier of Fortune 2 (found the box)
Starfleet Command 1 Gold (pending)
Combat Flight Sim 1
Call of Duty 1
AOE 1+exp (2)
EF2000


shipping included.
5   Doom 3 (pending)
3   Doom 3 Resurrection (sealed)
10   Falcon 4 allied force
10   COH:  GOTY
10   VIETCONG - PURPLE HAZE
3   No One Lives Forever (sealed)
3   No One Lives Forever 2 (sealed)
25   Call of Duty 4 (sold)
10   Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe (sold)
5   F.E.A.R. Director's Edition
5   Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2(sold)
5   TOCA RACE DRIVER 3(sold)
10   The Command and Conquer Collection (C&C 2 +exp, Red Alert 2+exp, Renegade)(pending)

make offer - NASCAR Racing 2003 Season (can someone explain why this fetches up to $150 used?!)

no box for these ones.

shipping only.  manuals when listed
1nsane - manual
4x4 Evo(sold)
4x4 Evo 2(sold)
AOE 2 - manual
AOE 2: Conquerors
IL2 (sold)
SoF 1 - manual
Combat Flight Sim 2 (pending)
Combat Flight Sim 3 w/Guide(pending)
Flight Sim 2000 - manual
Flight Sim 2002 - quick start guide
Ghost Recon + Island Thunder + Desert Siege - manual (GR only)
Links 2001 - manual
Mechwarrior 3 - reference card
Midtown Madness
Moto GP 2
Nascar 4 - manual
NFS: Hot Pursuit - manual
Rallisport Challenge
Soldier of Fortune - manual
Unreal
Viper Racing - manual
Warcraft 2 +Expansion

more to come.

random hardware.
shipping only - sb Live card with 5 1/4 drive bay "Live Drive"  (headphone/mic/midi) jacks on the front.
75 Momo leather racing wheel + pedals
70 Saitek X52 joystick + throttle
35 Nostromo N52 speedpad (2)
7127  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Can I borrow your copy of Vista? on: September 27, 2008, 10:47:14 PM

Quote from: Ridah on September 27, 2008, 07:02:42 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 27, 2008, 04:43:08 AM

i would be ok to burn a copy for you.  without the serial key, it's just a "useless blank" cd. 

I have a serial key, if you could burn me a copy that would be awesome =)

no problem.  send me your details and i will get you a disc out this week.
7128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on: September 27, 2008, 10:35:59 PM

Quote from: Jancelot on September 27, 2008, 09:35:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 24, 2008, 05:58:36 PM

going back through the game the second time with all your powers, combos, and attributes is wicked fun.  just wish it was possible to go through that way on the harder difficulty and get the credit for it.

Um, wait...how do you start a new game with all of your existing powers?!?!  When I hit New it started me over with nothing to my name.  What the heck did I miss?  Oh, and let me throw in a pre-emptive  icon_redface

load the savegame of your last playthrough.  i was kind of annoyed too as it starts you out at the beginning and i got the impression that it had only saved my progress there.  turns out you can select any level once you load that save.  everything you have unlocked/found/upgraded will be there and you can keep upgrading everything by playing through again.  also, any found holocrons will not respawn, and are already  counted, so anything you find will be the leftovers.  it would be perfect if you could up the difficulty as i hoped, but it is massively enjoyable as it is.
7129  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Can I borrow your copy of Vista? on: September 27, 2008, 04:43:08 AM
i would be ok to burn a copy for you.  without the serial key, it's just a "useless blank" cd. 
7130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Farcry 2 thread on: September 25, 2008, 05:51:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 25, 2008, 03:52:29 AM

5 hours with far Cry 2.

My only WTF? about the article:

Quote
Save points can be found across the map, but they're thinly spread. Find yourself on the losing end of a gunfight and you could be pushed back to some thirty minutes beforehand. Without a checkpoint system to ease the passage between save points, the game can at times descend into a brutal slog. We've been assured that the final code will address these issues, and it's vital that it does as, in the code we were witness to, the fault was close to game-breaking.

they had damn well put Save Anywhere in the PC version!  I remember someone hacked the first one to put it in and eventually it was done via patch, but after the outcry from that they should have learned their lesson.

damn that's stupid.  having a hackneyed method of saving based on using a telephone/pc/unmovable journal is annoying, and more so in a game promising open ended freedom.  it was ok through most of far cry on normal because of the way the levels were designed.  plus, this isn't a horror game, so the whole threat of reloading is aggravating instead of enhancing the mood.
7131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox - Dead Space limited edition. $150 on: September 25, 2008, 05:46:03 PM
ea shows it knows just as much about cool CE's as it does about handling mmorpgs.   finger
7132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly kind of sucks on: September 25, 2008, 05:43:01 PM
i've had decent luck with them, and on average, get the game i have on the top of the list half the time.  got SW:FU the week it released, as well as alone in the dark and bourne conspiracy.  of course, i have had yakuza on there for a while, and even showing high availability, not shipped in favor of a game ~5 off the top. 

one thing that helps is to get the games you want before release on your list asap.  it seems they weight that fact against everybody else who wanted it later on.  each time i got the game on release week, i had sent back 1 on thursday/friday.  that's mainly because i don't seem to get the fast shipment thing any more. 

i look at it this way, i have played a bunch of games i would probably not bought, a number of games i would have been regretted buying, and a few that i would have bought and actually been satisfied keeping.  overall, it has been a good experience, even though it has been pretty crappy in the past at times.
7133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I asked for a little off the top, and they took the whole thing. on: September 25, 2008, 12:24:36 AM
a kentucky man went in for a simple circumcision and came out a eunuch.

doctor claims that he found cancer and took the whole thing off, seemingly of his own volition, as the man was fairly certain he did not want his manhood reduced to that of a newborn baby. 

overheard by america's watercooler:  "Dayyyuuuummm"  america then proceeded to shrivel up like as though doused with a bucket of ice water.
7134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do I turn in my man card? on: September 24, 2008, 06:13:53 PM
"i'd rent that"?

that's priceless man.  really, good work there. 

as for SitC, www.sarahjessicaparkerlookslikeahorse.com/

'nuff said.  i wouldn't F it with ceekay's dick.
7135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wallpaperz, I haz them. on: September 24, 2008, 06:03:42 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 24, 2008, 04:51:55 PM

Quote
That is one seriously nice sewer wall!  Any idea of the context - is it all like that and people try to one-up everyone, or is it tagging?  Also is it somewhere in Asia? Questions, questions, questions, lol.
It's from the Skelewags.  There are some other ones that make for a nice wallpaper here:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=102584

awesome post KD.  thanks for sharing it.  i have been looking for some to replace the ones in my wallpaper shuffle.  too many space scenes and it all runs together.  plus, they have a very fallout-y feel to them that i have been wanting to see.
7136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on: September 24, 2008, 05:58:36 PM
finished up last night (good ending) and i have to give it higher marks than i first thought i would.  it's tempting me to keep the copy from gamefly, actually.  throwing helpless storm troopers around really makes you feel like a proper badass.  you aren't god though, and a swarm of enemies can kill you just as much as a jedi master.  learning the combos is a bit much for a pure action game, but it's so worthwhile to get a handle on them as you can do a lot more damage without taking any yourself. 

going back through the game the second time with all your powers, combos, and attributes is wicked fun.  just wish it was possible to go through that way on the harder difficulty and get the credit for it.
7137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DRM] EA Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Spore DRM on: September 24, 2008, 05:30:55 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 24, 2008, 03:41:03 PM

Somebody has to be calculating the cost of lawsuits, lost sales due to DRM, and intangible/incalculable consumer confidence erosion and bumping it against the number of sales they think they lose to piracy (not everyone who pirates a game would have bought it anyway, so they don't count). 

sacrilege.  every copy pirated is a sale lost.  if you disagree, you must be a pirate terrorist and hate puppies and small children holding american flags.

/sarcasm

it's getting these days that the only safe way to install a game is to fully backup your pc before you do in case the drm ganks it.  what a PitA

i don't see anything good to come of it.  ea's lawyers will point out that they are relaxing the restrictions and that securom doesn't have any proven cases of hardware malfunctioning with "legitimate" software. :rolls eyes
7138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interplay Relaunches & Reveals Projects/Talent on: September 24, 2008, 05:24:25 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 24, 2008, 05:31:29 AM

I wonder if there may be a new Freespace game too, since it's on the front page....

they are just reliving past glory my friend, frown

besides, i thought they sold the rights a long time ago.  in any case, it wouldn't seem right for anyone other than volition to do a sequel, and they have pretty much stuck with saints row now.  not even a new summoner frown
7139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [10/11/08] Arizona Welcome Home Party for our Favorite One-Eyed Asian Pirate... on: September 23, 2008, 10:15:33 PM
sounds like a good reason to get a little drunk. 









and by that, i mean kidnap kato after the party.  Tongue
7140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: September 23, 2008, 08:51:56 PM

Quote from: kathode on September 23, 2008, 08:46:45 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on September 23, 2008, 03:42:51 PM

Will there be dogmeat armor for this game that we can buy just after release?

Quote from: Destructor
Personally, I think Bethesda has learned from that mistake. Time will tell though.

Oh you cheeky kids! icon_cool Looking at the sales report for the past week, I think I get the last laugh on that one.

The DLCs for Fallout will be more along the lines of Knights of the Nine. i.e. filled with delicious meat.



delicious dog-meat? 

"now, when your trusted companion dies in battle, you can get one last boost from him in one tasty meal.  stats boosted:  speed, agility.  perk added:  regain health by sniffing mutants' crotches before battle"
7141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: September 23, 2008, 08:09:14 PM
finally downloaded all the files, but i haven't had time to play it yet.  the music download is welcome though.  good music.  thumbsup
7142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tenchu 4 on: September 23, 2008, 08:05:40 PM
they should get this working with the wiimote plus.  that could be interesting. 

does this mean they consider tenchu on other platforms a dead title?  too bad.  i have fond memories of the first ps1 games.
7143  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Woot off in progress on: September 23, 2008, 07:59:12 PM
yup, it's that time again to say goodbye to workplace productivity.  i recommend using the page at bagsofcrap.com

if you hurry, you can get a similar card to the same card i spent $500 for 3 years ago for $65 :cry
7144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminal Cancer on: September 23, 2008, 06:15:37 PM
going through a similar rough spot with my stepdad.  enough so that i even blogged about it and wrote more than 2 paragraphs.  the biggest difference is we all knew it was coming.  long time smoker with COPD, so it is pretty bleak.  getting on track to get on the eligibility list for a transplant was the best part of the last year and gave him something to fight for.  the last two months have not been good and he's now bedridden.  i keep expecting the call from my mother.

always remember your father how he lived, not how he dies.  spend as much time as you can with him. 

my sympathies to you rick.
7145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone read The Order of the Stick webcomic? on: September 23, 2008, 06:00:41 PM
one of the few comics i read that hasn't imploded.  looking at you, goblins and pbf.
7146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on: September 23, 2008, 05:38:18 PM
been playing this the last few nights and surprisingly, i really like the game.  i've only hit one bug, and luckily not in a boss fight.  i have had some frustrations though,most noticeably the fight with
Spoiler for Hiden:
proxy. darth maul able to block pretty much everything while having a very damaging combo made this a pita.
i eventually let my own frustration (and a little rage, i might add) to beat him, and decisively at that.  the second time was during one of the major scenes
Spoiler for Hiden:
bringing down the star destroyer.  first, it took a few rounds to get hit, and then it was a hit or miss to line up the SD just right to bring it down.

the fight i tagged above had one side effect though.  it made me a better player, oddly enough.  i was able to chain enough attacks and get into the rhythm of kicking ass that i beat him without taking a scratch. 

on the last mission now, and i really like the location.  this game has had some awesome levels.  too bad they reused a few planets though. 

about the light/dark endings
Spoiler for Hiden:
the way starkiller has been progressing, i would find it difficult to fall to the dark side.  part of it is that we know how his father died, and he may have had that part of his memory repressed, making it's eventual discovery more likely to bring out the anger. 

i am surprised at how much i like main character.  the way they wrote him fits perfectly within the universe.  actually sad to know how this ends.
7147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: She looks just like Terry Farrell on: September 22, 2008, 11:21:15 PM
would she be considered the #1 star trek babe, or would that go to the vulcan chick in enterprise? 
7148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER Clear Skies DX10 tech demo video on: September 22, 2008, 05:18:32 PM
i have to agree, the sale prices are just stupid, and when you consider that buy prices are always marked up, it makes it hard to keep afloat by scavenging.  at least most of the usual consumables are easily found in stashes and on bodies or you would end up a penniless stalker with beat up armor and an empty pistol. 

they really need to make that next patch work with existing save games.  it was ok when the 1.5.4 patch did it as at least it wasn't long after the game hit the shelves, but i would probably stick with the current game rather than a third restart.
7149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Wario Land: Shake It! and De Blob Impressions on: September 22, 2008, 05:12:38 PM
5 hours?!  what kind of nonsense is that?  tell me there's something more after you play it through in an afternoon than just an identical replay?  that's nuts.
7150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/22) on: September 22, 2008, 05:09:02 PM
probably nothing, but i will look for reviews of sim city creator for the ds as well as colonization, although i doubt i'll play it.  bia is in the rental queue, but i won't be seeing that for quite a while. 
7151  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: September 22, 2008, 02:29:27 AM
+1 to calvin for great shipping on spore.  game works just fine, but i haven't tested online meta linkage yet.
7152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How has the economic downturn affected you? on: September 22, 2008, 02:24:25 AM
no raises in 4 years, not even for cost of living, so i am currently actively seeking new employment.  at least my wife is in a good solid industry with a raise every year per the contract and another for time hired.  i'll tell you, being an RN is one of the safest jobs around right now.  makes IT look like a seasonal job at the mall.
7153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [feelings] Cancer, death and Dad (long) on: September 21, 2008, 08:40:04 PM
i didn't catch this until rick's post.  man, i am very sorry to hear about this.  it's good that you have been able to grieve.  the first step is always the hardest.  i'll buy you a round one of these nights. 

take care gwon.
7154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER Clear Skies DX10 tech demo video on: September 19, 2008, 07:49:30 PM
i'll have to try that.  i started picking off the bandits with slug ammo and it was always very loosely grouped around them.  hard to remember how far off i was, but it was behind a tree on the opposite side of the road.  rifle is unfortunately geared to weight reduction instead of accuracy over being to use shot.  i may just ditch it and refit a newer rifle as my standoff weapon as i still have the improved shotgun from one of the stashes.  i should look and see when i can expect a better rifle to appear before i do that though.  

is it just me or does there seem little improvement over the pmm by the .45?  i was expecting the pistols to be a bit different, but the only obvious change is ammo type.  
7155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER Clear Skies DX10 tech demo video on: September 19, 2008, 04:30:17 PM
for reference, it uses:
12x70 shot
12x70 slug
12x70 dart (not entirely sure what this does)

basically, it's a longer barreled shotgun, think winchester two shot rifle. 

got past the damn military guard last night, what a PitA that was.  even with a good weapon and better armor, i took a lot of damage running through that and fighting off a handful of ak wielding, well armored military guys was not fun when my only safe spot was a boulder just big enough to cover me from the machine gunner.  i burned through quite a few bandages and first aid kits getting through there.

i think i see where the reviewer begins to mark the game down a notch.  the enemies you face here are more dangerous than in the swamps, even the bandits.  not sure, but it seemed like they were dishing out a lot more pain than the rennies were with the same weapons.  military guys are a notch above that, which isn't unwarranted, but you face them more here than you did in SoC.  at least you can get a couple of nicer weapons from them.

i've explored up to the new stalker camp and i really like that it's a building i recognize.  i've also seen one other location altered from SoC and that's pretty cool.  should make the later areas more interesting too. 
7156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER Clear Skies DX10 tech demo video on: September 19, 2008, 12:15:27 AM
ok, let me give you a few pointers.  first, use the quicksave.  nothing like getting a great weapon and then taking a bullet to ruin your day.  something significant happen, save it.  second, before you go into combat, check your surroundings. 

cover available?  i know this sounds obvious, but use cover whenever possible and get comfortable with the crouch/low crouch and lean keys.  i have survived 5 to 1 odds by careful use of cover and exposing myself only when necessary.  even with the basic pistol and armor.  also, iron sights help your aim and even though the starting accuracy of the pistol is questionable, it shoots fast and reloads fast, making it a decent stand off weapon if they try to get too close.  besides, you might even cause them to bleed to death. 

alternate approaches for either you or them?  the ai will attempt to flank you if it thinks your cover can be exposed, especially when they outnumber you.  you can use this against them as it means you get the opportunity to pick off single enemies while their friends attempt to hold your attention. 

allies nearby?  use them and support them as long as you can.  sure, they may be easy meat shields for you, but you are best served having them around.  also, if a group is going to attack in mass, then you can do some flanking of your own after the battle has started.  try to stay down until the last moment to get the first shot.  alternately, if you are in a good position yourself, start the battle early so they can flank.  one thing to remember is that they usually have better weapons than you do, like smg and assault rifles.  note that in big fights, you may actually want some friendly casualties  icon_evil, so it can be in your favor to let a few die.  i was able to scavenge 3 ak74s this way. 

don't expose yourself unless absolutely necessary until enemies are dead/allies are defending.  heal up, reload, and then scavenge everything worth picking up.  if you intend to take on another group before heading back to camp, try to find a scout (blue dots on map) and drop unnecessary stuff at his feet.  excess baggage drags you down and makes you unable to run, a very bad move to be without.  when you are done, pick up everything and warp to the base.  you can hold much more than you can walk with.  do not keep backup weapons of your main ones:  you get more than enough time to repair them and it takes a while to break down.  before you warp back, check every corpse a they bodies don't stay around for ever. 

this is important.  once you get familiar with the way stalker's combat is, consider restarting from scratch and making missions a priority.  the big ones don't always last until you can get to them and all the main ones have good payouts.  see my post above about the armor.  big help that is. 

once you get the hunting rifle, it makes a much nicer main weapon than the shotgun and uses the same ammo. 

when you have a decent money supply, visit the upgrade man.  i recommend the recoil dampeners for the rifle and the 9x18mm conversion for the smg.  note that some upgrades are exclusive and will prevent you from taking others, like the armor's ability to add kevlar plates vs extra hauling capacity.  basically, if the upgrade component is the same, you can pick only one.

hope that helps. 
7157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 18, 2008, 07:22:26 PM
considering that seattle is not anywhere along the flight path, it's not likely that i'll be seeing you (don't worry, you can borrow one of mine, i have four!), unless the airlines infamous reputation for screwing things up gets into overdrive. 

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 18, 2008, 07:18:39 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 18, 2008, 07:16:53 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 18, 2008, 07:03:23 PM

I may actually be headed to Phoenix after all, even though I would love to meet/see you all (left eye) 

 The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.

Depending on the amount of time you may have to spend in Phoenix, our guest room is always available and we can also provide a ride to and from the airport as well (we're only about 15 minutes away).

We'll just keep an eye out for a man who fits your description:


\ x 

When I land in Phoenix, wouldn't I actually be doubling the Asian population in Arizona? 

actually, as one of my friends recently moved up here, you would be the asian population
7158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER Clear Skies DX10 tech demo video on: September 18, 2008, 07:13:33 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 18, 2008, 06:15:18 PM

I think I need to go back to the swamp since I never went back after finally making it past the machine gunner in the cordon. I may have just missed the mission where you get the armor.

i wish i could tell you which one.  off the top of my head, i had done these ones:
secured the oil rig platform
secured the boat bivouac (sp?)
secured the farmstead


not sure about these though
retrieval:
pmm, stalker suit, pda, ak74/su

pretty sure you only get $ for the 'deliver items' and 'secure encampent' missions from the squad leaders, but i could be wrong.

the only difference is that i cleared the farmstead on my own as the CS guys never approached it.

am i correct in assuming that the only way past the gunner is through the military's front gate?  didn't see any breaks in the fence.  again, i really hope the night approach helps with that. 
7159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sacred 2 Gone Gold on: September 18, 2008, 05:59:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 18, 2008, 05:50:18 PM

DRM complaints in 3...2....1.....

 Tongue

I may grab it eventually, but with everything coming out it's low on my list.

agreed.  stalker and far cry 2 are much higher than this, even though i played the H out the first one.
7160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER Clear Skies DX10 tech demo video on: September 18, 2008, 05:58:50 PM
ceekay, you didn't get a better armor piece for one of the swamp's missions?  i guess i got lucky.  not sure which mission it was for, but i was about half way through the zone.  i have just made it past the part before i patched up and i am in better shape now than i was then.  not only do i have the better armor, i also have an ak74/2 with ~230 rounds, a better shotgun, plus i have already passed on two different handguns as they wouldn't have been significantly better with the upgrades as the pmm i already spent some money on.  in retrospect, i should have swapped out, but both of them used the 9x19 and i have much less of that ammo type. 

i still rely on the pistol/hunting rifle as the renegades do not have great armor protection and ammo is on every body i search.  i also noticed the respawning mission deal with one of those "clear and hold" missions, but i suspect it's due in part to the renegade camp left standing in the NE corner.  as soon as the CS guys went back to camp, a squad of rennies left the camp and came back.  i'll probably due that a few times to upgrade my stuff before i go back to the cordon.  i tried that a few times during daylight and it really looks like a tough nut to crack.  got a very narrow approach with no solid cover against an eagle eyed spotter and a marksman machine gunner.  tried three times and got killed each way, so i hope the night approach is the desired method. 

i am enjoying this a lot and i like the variances in gameplay i am seeing.  i just wish that some of the bigger missions didn't automatically fail as soon as the CS guys died.
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