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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen soon! on: April 24, 2013, 01:36:51 PM
Sadly, we are on different systems, otherwise my great sorceror [what was her name?] would be yours to play with. 
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen soon! on: April 24, 2013, 04:12:55 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 23, 2013, 11:49:33 PM

fired it up and checked out my old save.  went to see what stuff Winter had waiting but all the entries on the list of people who gave stuff said 'invalid entry'.  totally forgot that there is only one save slot, so if I restart she will go away... I'm kind of torn... do I replace Winter with Summer?
Just create a new profile to play through it clean.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 3 or Dishonored? on: December 28, 2012, 07:52:52 PM
IMHO, dishonored is far too easy a game if you don't set yourself the goal(s) of not being detected and/or not killing anyone.  Might want to keep that in mind if you were hoping to use all the gadgets and powers proffered as choices in the game. 
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Frankenstorm! on: October 28, 2012, 09:09:00 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 27, 2012, 08:09:30 PM



Figured this could go here, too.
one of those pictures looks like hurricane Ginger....

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 ninja

p.s. Steam set to offline mode.  hooray!
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 11, 2012, 08:45:39 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 11, 2012, 07:49:11 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 11, 2012, 07:42:30 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 11, 2012, 06:50:57 PM

A bit of of info some might find helpful that I see people not noticing in various boards.  If you can capture an enemy, when you select your unit with the arc thrower the enemy will have a ring around it showing the radius you need to be in to capture it.  Some aliens can not be captured, and as such will not display the ring, in other words don't try to capture that Chryssalid!
This reminds me, does it make more sense for one particular type of class to use the arc thrower? Or should you just give one to everybody in a given squad? And if you already researched, say, one captured Thin Man, is there any reason to keep capturing that instead of killing that type after that?

From a research point of view I don't think there is any advantage, but if you take a unit alive its gun goes into to storage, so when you eventually research plasma pistols or what have you that's one less gun you'll need to manufacture.
Also note that run and gun does NOT work with the arc thrower.  (sadly?)
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torchlight 2 (Review on pp5) on: September 24, 2012, 09:24:32 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on September 24, 2012, 07:16:43 PM

You jerks are going to make me buy this.
Don't buy it.  Sure, it's fun, interesting and extremely addictive, but who wants that?  Pleasure is overrated.  You should work more and spend your money on cough syrup.

edit:

Quote from: EddieA on September 23, 2012, 11:23:46 PM

I've been (pleasantly) surprised by how different TL2 feels from Torchlight.  I love the faster pace, actual quests (rather than "Kill <random name> on Floor <#> of the dungeon"), and the little surprises like the phase beast challenge.  My only concern is that I'm three hours in and I feel extremely overpowered, even on Veteran difficulty.  Powerful loot pops out like candy from a pinata and I'm just decimating everything.  I hope it gets harder as it goes.
I managed to make some builds that got rolled in Veteran.  My more educated builds (all around 20) seem to be able to easily avoid death.  Still, you can't charge into everything like I imagine you can on the lower difficutly settings.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Torchlight 2 (Review on pp5) on: September 23, 2012, 05:40:44 PM
On Vet in my mid teens with 2 different characters (Outlander and Engineer).  The engineer is MUCH easier.  Much less often in dire straits with, admittedly, more of a tank build, but still able to dish out similar damage.

Engineer specced most heavily in the construction tree.  Outlander specced in the (I forget the name) spell tree.

One tip.  Go into your settings and turn on Verbose for the floating text.  This makes it a lot easier to tell your damage and differentiate damage types.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 20, 2012, 03:20:28 AM

Quote from: Purge on September 18, 2012, 04:48:56 AM

FYI: GMG still has 20% off it, and this code works for another 20%:

GMG20-AWDF9-Q1PEY

site is slloooooww though.

They give you a Steam code, so it's still the same thing. biggrin

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/ca/en/pc/games/rpgs/borderlands-2-na/

Hey, man, thanks a lot for posting this.  Helped me get under budget for september!

HF
9  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 (official review on pp 21) on: September 20, 2012, 02:07:52 AM
Wanderers of Valhalla! from the day of drama.  I think I either put you or Hedinn on follow to get to the great meet up.  Dark Age was my first 3D MMO!
10  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 (official review on pp 21) on: September 19, 2012, 07:43:00 PM
The Wanderers guild is on Ehmry Bay as are the OO and QT3 guilds.   

You don't have to be on Ehmry Bay to be in the guild but can't participate in the World v. World with the guild if you are not.  You can also be in multiple guilds, but can only "represent" one at a time.  When you "represent" a guild, you are able to communicate in guild chat, have access to the guild bank (depending on rank) and all of your achievements count towards the guild represented.

http://the-wanderers-guild.com
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bioware News: Zeschuk and Muzyka retire on: September 18, 2012, 07:25:34 PM
http://www.shacknews.com/article/75812/bioware-co-founders-muzyka-and-zeschuk-resign#

Let the speculation begin!

Beer and social impact seem to be the destinations.
12  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 Names List on: August 25, 2012, 05:04:27 AM
Hotfreak.5907
13  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: August 25, 2012, 05:02:38 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 25, 2012, 04:56:01 AM

I will find you, then verify if you are telling the truth after I deal with you.
eek

I hope it's just a wanderer, joking around with you.
14  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: August 25, 2012, 04:42:53 AM
Extremely laggy.  At least I got my desired name: Harkonis. 

 ninja
15  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: August 25, 2012, 04:18:35 AM
In!
16  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: July 20, 2012, 04:04:15 PM
Anyone know what time the BE is supposed to open up?
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 14, 2012, 04:15:20 AM

Quote from: Gratch on July 11, 2012, 08:56:19 PM

Which of you crazy kids are playing this on PS3?  Need to know who to add to my friends list so I can use your pawns.  smile
I'm on PS3: xflagger
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 30, 2012, 06:19:20 PM
Tilt, although I'm not high enough level yet to where using Rufus would not be game-breaking, it's fun to see him in all his glory when I enter to the rift.  So, thanks again!

I downed my first cyclops on the first try at level 17 with pawns of 16, 16, and 22.  I made its head look like a pin-cushion.  Then I was promptly destroyed in stage three of my first chimera fight -- then in my 2nd, 3rd and 4th tries.  Each time, the respawning of lesser enemies played a huge role.  I even had a demon's souls-like controller tossing moment when I cautiously fought the lion through an evening and into the morning only to perish with it only having a sliver of life left to a 4-Saurian respawn. 

I actually had to step away from the console for about 15 minutes to get over it. 

smile

I'm away for the weekend but clearly keep thinking about going back to play it.

19  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: June 28, 2012, 04:49:02 PM
Yar, just got my email.

The day after classes start.  My students will suffer!
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 26, 2012, 09:45:38 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 26, 2012, 04:28:46 PM

Quote from: Hotfreak on June 26, 2012, 04:20:46 PM

Hey All, I just picked this up for PS3 and wondering whether anyone else on that platform is interested in pawn sharing.  I realize I'm a little late to this thread.

my psn name:xflagger

You can use my pawn. My PSN id is TiLT42. My pawn's name is Rufus, a warrior at level 55 which you will get to hire for free if you're on my friends list. smile
Cool!  Wish I had a Chaka Khan pawn to pair him with.  smile
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 26, 2012, 04:20:46 PM
Hey All, I just picked this up for PS3 and wondering whether anyone else on that platform is interested in pawn sharing.  I realize I'm a little late to this thread.

my psn name:xflagger
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 25, 2012, 09:12:56 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 25, 2012, 06:43:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 25, 2012, 06:03:20 PM

they said over 1 million shipped, but I can't imagine sold will be far behind if not already passed.

Wait what? You think they've sold more than they've shipped to stores? Uhm... no, I don't find that very likely. slywink
You had the upper hand until you said "stores".
23  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: June 09, 2012, 06:29:57 PM
I'm having trouble getting back into this.  After trying out Tera and currently methadone-addicted to D3, I'm finding the combat and movement slow and awkward.  Guess I'll try a bit of pvp to see if that gets me in the mood.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 27, 2012, 01:18:33 AM
Have any Inferno-level WD's been able to come up with a decent pet build?  I noticed Jersoc wasn't using dogs or Garg for Inf Act 1 boss.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 16, 2012, 03:48:07 AM
So I just got an email from Blizzard saying that they were unable to process my payment and so they have deactivated my account. 

I checked my credit card statement and I have been charged for the purchase.  Went to battle.net and, sure enough, they have dropped me back down to Starter Account.

Somewhat frustrating to say the least.  Anyone else have this happen?

26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 15, 2012, 07:13:23 PM
I was able to get in this morning and play a bit, then snuck in a little time during lunch.  Now the servers are down.  I expect that all will be ironed out within a few days and these issues will become a distant memory.

As far as gameplay goes, I'm enjoying it much more than the beta, (played only during open beta weekend), primarily because they increased the difficulty perceptibly.  It's still pretty easy, but no longer mind-numbingly so.  I believe they increased shop prices as well as the threat that enemies pose. 

I am also very glad that my friends list survived from beta.  Looking forward to playing with folks here and from the Wanderers tomorrow, when I get my first big chunk of time to dedicate to it.

hotfreak#1424
27  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone hear of the MMO, Tera? on: May 13, 2012, 10:58:44 PM
Still wondering about the differences between PvP Server and PvE.  Is it just the outlaw system?  The outlaw system, if I understand it correctly, basically allows you to flag yourself for pvp and kill or be killed by anyone not in a safe zone.  But each time you do it, you get a debuff that weakens your character and makes it successively more likely to lose crystals on death.  This debuff then decays over time.

Am I close?

If so, it doesn't seem like it would be that much more fun to be on a pvp server with such harsh pk penalties.  I'm generally for open pvp anywhere, like the NHL of the 70's.  I feel like I must be missing something here.
28  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone hear of the MMO, Tera? on: May 13, 2012, 05:00:10 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 13, 2012, 10:46:31 AM

I wish I was on a pvp server  ninja
What are the PvP server rules?  Just started this game yesterday and interested in trying out pvp.
29  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone hear of the MMO, Tera? on: May 03, 2012, 03:47:13 AM

Quote from: skystride on May 02, 2012, 07:45:50 PM

I took this video last night.  Kepow asked me to post it so here it is.  This video more eloquently describes why the combat in Tera is better than any other MMO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvVoItD_iKc
For some reason, that video reminded me of Blade of Darkness. 
30  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: April 29, 2012, 06:18:12 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 29, 2012, 05:29:59 AM

The devs did say that they are working on balancing and damage values after this build.  They think they made the critters too tough and the players too weak.  The fun of balancing....
I've been enjoying the difficulty but  still quite low level. 

So far, (after playing necro, ranger, warrior, engineer, thief), thief is my favorite.  It's easy to comprehend and pretty acrobatic in practice.  I wanted to love my necro but I wasn't "getting it" yet -- seemed to be very reactive to what others are doing around me, no non-awkward solo build that I could construct -- although switching between dagger and staff was kind of fun.  I've tried 3 weapons (dagger, pistol and sword -- with the various off-hand options) with my thief and each has had a distinct and comprehensible play style.

It was when I was playing my thief that the game began to click for me.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xenoblade coming to Europe, presumably US on: April 09, 2012, 02:06:28 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 09, 2012, 12:58:26 AM

Quote from: Hotfreak on April 09, 2012, 12:39:06 AM

This game is awesome.  My party is level 22 right now and I'm still getting introduced to new game systems -- some major, some minor.  The combat is deep, engaging and sometimes frenetic; and I could see replaying it just to get used to using other characters as "main".  At this point in my playthrough, I am most reminded of final fantasy XII, but there are so many differences, I can't quite put my finger on exactly why, except that combat occurs on the exploration map in both games.

They put a lot of care into telling the story, too.  I'm consistently blown away by the thoroughness and intelligibility of the cut scenes and other story segments.  This is not something I'm used to in Japanese story-based games. 

As Gratch implied, if you are a completionist, the sheer quantity of quests, and the way they keep popping up when you think you've finished an area, could easily drive you crazy.  I agree with everything else Gratch says about player-friendliness.  This the most playable JRPG I've ever played, by far. 

My only real issue is the graphics -- which look absolutely awful (to my mind) on my 47" lcd.  You can tell that they put a lot of effort into the environments, and the art direction is excellent.  It's just painful to interact with the game through a display that desperately wants to be HD.
99% of the time I've been playing as Reyn (Tank), and it's very challenging/rewarding completing a tough battle without your other party members getting a scratch. Reyn so far is the hardest to play, while the AI does an okay job controlling him. However during difficult boss battles when I use Shulk or another DPS party member, replaying the battle as Reyn is much easier keeping your party alive.

Sent from my IPhone
How do you have Reyn set up?
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xenoblade coming to Europe, presumably US on: April 09, 2012, 12:39:06 AM
This game is awesome.  My party is level 22 right now and I'm still getting introduced to new game systems -- some major, some minor.  The combat is deep, engaging and sometimes frenetic; and I could see replaying it just to get used to using other characters as "main".  At this point in my playthrough, I am most reminded of final fantasy XII, but there are so many differences, I can't quite put my finger on exactly why, except that combat occurs on the exploration map in both games.

They put a lot of care into telling the story, too.  I'm consistently blown away by the thoroughness and intelligibility of the cut scenes and other story segments.  This is not something I'm used to in Japanese story-based games. 

As Gratch implied, if you are a completionist, the sheer quantity of quests, and the way they keep popping up when you think you've finished an area, could easily drive you crazy.  I agree with everything else Gratch says about player-friendliness.  This the most playable JRPG I've ever played, by far. 

My only real issue is the graphics -- which look absolutely awful (to my mind) on my 47" lcd.  You can tell that they put a lot of effort into the environments, and the art direction is excellent.  It's just painful to interact with the game through a display that desperately wants to be HD.
33  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [WoW] Mists of Pandaria - New expansion? on: March 23, 2012, 05:53:41 PM

Quote from: drifter on March 22, 2012, 10:14:00 PM

yah i remember that they said you would be able to order chinese food or pizza in game for home delivery.
And the delivery people will be riding druids.
34  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Vanguard going F2P on: March 23, 2012, 05:50:32 PM
One of my favorite, (if not favorite), PvE MMOs.  After the SOE snafu last year, I resubbed for a couple of months.  It's a really great, deep game with excellent systems, and epic quest lines that put most modern MMOs to shame.  There are still active guilds to help with leveling and elite quests (fairly important).  Some guilds still raid, too, if that's your thing.  It takes some getting used to if you've never played it before, but it's worth a shot, imho.
35  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Reaxxion + Bioshock/2K Sale - Stacking on: March 10, 2012, 06:23:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 10, 2012, 06:11:45 PM

3-10

Reaxxion $2.49
http://store.steampowered.com/app/15950/

plus, today is Bioshock day for the 2K sale, with $4.99 for either BS1 or BS2: http://store.steampowered.com/sale/bioshock_2kweekend
Awesome.  Grabbing BS2.  What a deal!
36  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Game of Thrones, the MMO on: March 09, 2012, 12:39:40 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 14, 2011, 09:40:18 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on November 12, 2011, 09:27:34 PM

Unless it has perma-death for characters its not gonna be areal Game of Thrones title.  icon_twisted

That might actually be a unique selling point these days.  smile
With GoT, that would probably be perma-scars.  It would be kind of cool if your character kept the scars from each killing blow he/she received.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning announced on: February 21, 2012, 06:08:59 PM
So, the KoAR forums are full of people complaining that certain things (regen items, potions, blacksmithing) break the difficulty of the game at levels higher than about 20.  I just got my finesse/sorcery hybrid up to level 14 on hard and have been having a blast -- not too easy, not too hard, fun feel to battle.  But I'm concerned that if I work at it, I will end up making the content trivial. 

Any higher level want to weigh in on this with his own experience?
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: February 14, 2012, 06:43:56 PM
We need some more women in the forum.

Then all this "argument" would look like agreement and mutual support.
39  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: February 03, 2012, 04:09:11 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 03, 2012, 02:47:58 PM

Here's a recipe for sucking the fun out of the game: quest as a fully specced tank with a healer companion. You never die but it feels like you are attacking the mobs with fine grain sandpaper icon_lol
Or, worse, quest as a fully specced healer with a tank companion.  Starts getting torturous in the early to mid 30s.
40  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: January 27, 2012, 05:59:17 PM

Quote from: ericb on January 26, 2012, 11:46:22 AM

FPS Tweak
...
Using this tweak on the laptop means I can now pvp in warzones.  Thx for pointing it out ericb!  my desktop is still struggling, but it's a start.
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