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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2014, 04:11:41 PM
YOu can switch between subclasses at will.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: September 18, 2014, 12:01:47 PM
I've been invited to an alpha to this (no NDA anywhere yet) and sadly, have no interest in it. It seems a lot like Demons Souls, which I never could get into. I'll be sure to report back if there is no NDA on actual gameplay.
3  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: The forums - how can we improve the experience? on: September 18, 2014, 10:27:36 AM
I don't visit here much these days, but thought I'd chime in so you get some feedback, and perhaps get the thread rolling.

I fear that integrating the forum into the frontpage will be the deathknell of it, at least for the elder generation of forumgoers you have here. It depends entirely on how you integrate it of course, but the shadowrun online solution is not very elegant in my opinion. I dislike that the forum isn't apart from the front of the site and that of course is a personal preference.

That said, I agree you have to do something, or the forums will be dead in a few years. I mean, just look at how little feedback there is over 5 days. Perhaps this is the solution? I don't know, but it will be interesting to watch, and I wish you the best of luck with it!
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 07:27:39 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 16, 2014, 06:46:06 AM

I'm not arguing with you first of all . I like playing nice so I'm glad we can keep it that way. Also I'm glad you are enjoying it, as I really want to a lot more. But this could have been so much more. It's really a tiny world.

Not sure why you would think we aren't keeping it nice?

Anyways - I never played Halo, so perhaps I don't have the warm fuzzy memories I keep hearing people talk about and thats probably also a factor. Did Halo feature a large open world? I remember trying a Halo once, where I was on a spaceship, got shot down, and had to go...somewhere?

May I also ask what level you are? Since you say its a tiny world? I actually find some of the worlds pretty big - Venus is enormous! I do dislike the moon, though - so damn boring.

I think the reason I like it, is the minimalistic rpg systems it has actually. I love levelling up skills and weapons, and the hunt for better weapons, for more light on armor at lvl 20 (I'm level 22 right now) is pretty fun as well, IF you like this kind of gameplay. It is, like Tilt says, an MMO at heart, with all the great and bad stuff that comes along with that.

I do enjoy the PVP A lot as well - Control has been fun to play, which is the only pvp I've tried. That has 5 different maps I've seen so far, and there are 4 (5?) different pvp style of matches in right now. The vehicular combat is probably another. If each pvp style has 4 or 5 maps, thats already a LOT of content, especially for a game, where this is only one half of the game.

Strikes are really, really fun to play - So intense and dependent on good gameplay that I'm happy most of those I've teamed up with have been competent. I can't wait to try out a raid as well!

As you can probably tell, I really like the game, and the different stuff I can do in it. I'll never be the one to have 100 marks in crucible and vanguard each week, but I'll still have a ton of fun playing it.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 06:27:37 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 16, 2014, 06:23:48 AM

Quote from: Razgon on September 16, 2014, 06:15:27 AM

Eh no? Did anyone say anything about charging for it?

The Forbes article I linked to did. They're releasing a $20 DLC pack almost immediately, followed by another.

Those will release in december as has always been the plan - Hence the season pack.

Harpua - I don't know what to tell you. I have probably 30 hours in this game already and all of them were damn fun. That's already a lot for a single game, and I expect to play this for a long time. I realize my tastes may not run similar to yours, but saying that the game is severely lacking is at best an exaggeration. Its systems may not be to your liking, and thats perfectly understandable, but everything they said would be there, is there.

Its not like they lied and kept things hidden - Heck, they've even had an open beta of the game to make sure you knew what the game was all about.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 06:15:27 AM
Eh no? Did anyone say anything about charging for it?

Content will be released piecemeal this month, and for free.

7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 06:00:53 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 15, 2014, 08:58:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 15, 2014, 07:19:13 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 15, 2014, 06:02:18 PM

I did the first strike mission last night.  I had waited a bit as I didn't have enough of an open window and I've heard the strikes were long.  Well, that much is true.  Long and monotonous.  1 MacGuffin fight around a Ghost, then a long protracted battle against a walker, only to end with another boss fight against a giant eyeball.  Not exactly a highlight mission imo.  



<shrugs>

I loved that mission.
Then I'm not sure I'm quite the target audience.  I like the combat, I just wish there was more of the variety that made the Halo games enjoyable.  More weapon types, more enemy types and different mission types.  If every mission of Halo CE had ended with a capture and hold or a bullet-sponge enemy (or more than one), then we wouldn't be looking back on the games with any form of affection.  Where are the epic vehicle battles?  The escapes from certain doom on the back of a 'Hog?  The walker they have here doesn't have any of the fun of fighting the old Halo Scarab.  No variety in the fight, just poor tons of lead into a weakspot so you can then do it against an even weaker spot.  If they had added in ways to disable the walker's guns or it's ability to maneuver, then it would have made a much better fight.  instead we get a 6 legged beast that doesn't show any more advanced AI than a Serious Sam enemy. 

Like I said, I'm having fun with it now, but this isn't as good as I was hoping it would be. 

RE: Vehicle battles - Wait a bit for levelling up, and a new game mode will be released this month, with vehicle battles.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/15) on: September 16, 2014, 05:55:50 AM
Endless Legend, a really cool 4X tbs releases this week as well.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 01:03:46 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 15, 2014, 01:01:06 PM

When you beat the game you can select 20+.  You can't alter patrol difficulty or strike difficulty.   Strikes are weird because there are level 20+ versions of all the strikes that are in the strike playlist.  Makes some of the strike bounties annoying to take as it's either do the low level one or hope you get it in random.

Wait - so I can redo all my story missions at lvl 20, where the monsters are lvl 20 as well? I DID NOT KNOW THIS! I am lvl 20 and just signed up for the strike missions last night.

My turn to share a tidbit - If you unlock a subclass at level 15, every character, whether created or not, will have their subclass unlocked from the start.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 06:21:24 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 14, 2014, 09:04:48 PM

The game is plenty of fun in short bursts, but I can't take too long sessions with it. It gets too repetitive for that.

Apart from the story issues, I think one of the biggest issues this game has is that it doesn't make the grind fun. Look at Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls and how it treats its grind: You get something cool all the time, even if you only play for half an hour. You earn new levels constantly, even after hitting max, you find awesome loot with great regularity, improving your followers and crafters is quick and easy, and so on. There's always a carrot hanging from a stick very close to your face, and you get to nibble on it often enough to keep your interest.

In Destiny however, the carrot is far away and you barely get to touch it. For example, you can do a whole bunch of bounties, missions and hand-ins for a faction and still barely make a dent in the progress bar that you have to fill to even reach the first rank. I'm up to level 15, and I still haven't progressed in anything except that level. The loot isn't interesting enough to be all that fun to find. They could have gone a long way by adding many more increments to reputation leveling, so that instead of 2-3 ranks to earn, you'd have 20-30 with smaller benefits from each one. Looking at the amount of effort required to grind these factions, I can't see myself ever bothering. I'm probably just going to level to 20 and then start another character instead.

With Diablo 3 I'm max level on one character with 73 paragon levels, and I'm still playing. It keeps things interesting from start to end.

I'm lvl 20 and almost at reputation level one with Vanguards - That from...3-4 days of playing this. The marks are where it gets grindy though, seemingly. I need 120 and have 3. A strike seems to give very few marks as well.

I am considering levelleing in PVP instead, since as a Titan Defender I do quite well there and its pretty fun playing Control.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/08) on: September 08, 2014, 10:20:48 AM
So, I just noticed this - Is there a posting war going on between Caine and Destructor, or have you split the weeks between you?
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 07, 2014, 08:12:57 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 07, 2014, 06:33:12 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 07, 2014, 04:07:04 AM

I'm considering dropping my LE PS4 copy and getting a PS3 Digital copy now that the upgrade to PS4 is free.  Going digital with this game means I get it without the hassle of waiting on delivery and also saving about $20. 

Why not just order the digital guardian on ps4?

Because he doesn't get both console versions then?
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 05, 2014, 07:28:20 PM
Thats pretty damn annoying...I bought the new gen, but wouldn't mind having the last-gen as well.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 05, 2014, 01:01:42 PM
They have been in my life for a long time!

15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I quit smoking... Again... on: September 05, 2014, 08:40:36 AM
Want to quit! Its the single most important thing - Find reasons why you want to quit, and write them down. Put that list up on a refrigirator or something like that. Forget all the nonsense about aids - over 70 percent of those that quits, do it without any kind of band-aids or anything else. At least in Denmark.

If you need any suggestions as to why you need to stop smoking, feel free to ask

/Former smoker who have been without cigarettes for 2 years.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 04, 2014, 09:30:28 AM
Hmm, it seems its not a clan, but a group?
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 04, 2014, 06:48:43 AM
PS4 request sent as well
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 08:16:58 AM
Don't you think you two should get a room instead, then?
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 06:53:51 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on September 02, 2014, 09:32:40 PM

Digital PS4 version preloading now

That's weird - they wouldn't take my money until the 5th or somesuch.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/01) on: September 01, 2014, 09:29:50 AM
I'll be ATB this time - DESTINY!
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 26, 2014, 04:54:19 PM
That's a really big shame - Its a big part of the fun in Path of Exile and keeps the game very fresh in my mind.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sv: Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 26, 2014, 02:23:29 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 26, 2014, 01:54:41 PM

Seasons and ladders won't be coming to the console versions though.
are you sure? selling point on xonsoles was actually getting patches and updates.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 25, 2014, 12:36:35 PM
How the heck can you play through the campaign on master when mobs have 500 percent of normal health, and deals 250 percent extra damage? Even on Hard it takes a while to down monsters. This can't be your first time through?
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 22, 2014, 07:40:12 AM

Quote from: Torfish on August 21, 2014, 01:24:49 PM

Created a witch doctor last night and immediately got a notification that I had something in my mailbox.  It was a level 11 sweet legendary item from someone in my friend's list.  Pretty cool.   

Actually, I think it was me.

I sent you a gift the other night - I got the gift drop, had to go into my inventory, select it, and say to ship it to you. Had no idea what it was - but glad you enjoyed it.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Better Life Index Tool Tells You Which Country Is Best For You on: August 13, 2014, 07:14:49 AM

Quote from: farley2k on August 12, 2014, 07:38:57 PM

Link

So where should you live?  I seem to be geared for Scandinavian countries.  Too bad they are so cold!



A few days ago we had 31 degrees celcius in Denmark, or 87.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
26  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Everquest Next and Everquest Next Landmark on: July 28, 2014, 07:01:40 PM
Landmark is pure sandbox, and it will remain mostly that way. Its not an MMO with quests and the like, even though the developers have at some point talked about that.

Basically, what they are doing is asking people to help them create content for EQ Next and help test the editor they use for it as well.
27  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 30, 2014, 10:19:52 AM
*taps mike*
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: June 30, 2014, 06:15:46 AM
Purchased early access of Divinity: Original Sin and simply cannot wait!
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sv: Re: Hi guys! on: June 03, 2014, 02:28:31 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 03, 2014, 02:00:26 PM

Changed it so all parties can agree it's not mean spirited.
you monster! Just how mean can you be?
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 24, 2014, 01:37:21 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 24, 2014, 01:27:52 PM

I am no longer going to respond to trolls. I think anyone with an ounce of common sense can see who the true instigator in this thread was. Once again I tried to steer the conversation back to the game, and once again TiLT continues with the attacks. I've tried repeatedly to stop the argument, and he continues to prod and provoke. TiLT, if you wish to continue, then by all means take it to PM. Or better yet, just put me on ignore. Let's continue with the game discussion.

wow...just...wow - Consider your sage advise taken.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 24, 2014, 12:56:03 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 22, 2014, 05:07:49 PM

new trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_q-s3QdmU8

oh, and what's this?  They added in quotes from gaming sites.


 The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.

I saw this - supercool! Congratulations on that, Gamingtrend! You are moving up in the world :-)
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 24, 2014, 12:55:14 PM
If you aren't aware of it Yellowking, then I'm sorry to tell you , that you are often instigating trouble in these threads.
33  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wildstar (Carbine Studios' first project) on: May 21, 2014, 11:05:55 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 21, 2014, 09:09:30 AM

money tight and watchdogs plus street fighter is going to be a far better use of it.

Ah, it was just so sudden that I thought you'd come across some single thing that made the game just not worth playing - especially since you seemed to enjoy the beta's.
34  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wildstar (Carbine Studios' first project) on: May 20, 2014, 02:26:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 20, 2014, 11:32:22 AM

cancelled my preorder

Why?
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 14, 2014, 02:32:20 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 14, 2014, 02:27:32 PM

My keen powers of observation tell me this discussion is getting way far away from the pros and cons of the Xbox One.  I know some of you feel misunderstood or attacked but rather than trying to get people to understand each other lets just drop it for now and worry about if dropping the kinect will help or hurt the XBone.



what? But thats exactly what people are discussing?

edit: Nevermind - I apparently missed an entire page!
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 06, 2014, 08:31:16 PM
For many companies, its not enough being profitable. In Denmark for instance Maersk (One of the worlds biggest shipping companies) divested itself of a retail chain that was profitable, but just not enough. The energy could be used on other parts that were MORE profitable.

Some companies create synergies though with other parts of their business, and I imagine Xbox does this.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/28) on: April 28, 2014, 07:10:19 AM
Probably Archeage (https://www.archeagegame.com/en/shop/)
38  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 10, 2014, 05:59:46 AM
Yeah, I don't see how anyone could take weeks to get to level 10, unless they play in 10 minute spurts every 3 days or so.
39  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 09, 2014, 06:38:16 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on April 08, 2014, 05:44:00 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 08, 2014, 02:08:19 PM

I think Soulchilde's sigh might be due to the  forum effect taking.....effect.

this

Please stop with the stream of words - I cannot abide the babbling! ;-)

Anyways, thanks for the write-up Rittchard, but I am curious about one thing that you write

Quote
My biggest complaint with the game thus far is the levelling pace, which is positively glacial.  I thought I was imagining it at first, but it's definitely one of the slowest levelling games I've played in years.  In approx the same amount of time I took a new character from 1 to 70 in Diablo 3, I'm still hanging around level 10 in ESO.  In some respect that's not a horrible thing, but in these early portions of the game it can seem like it takes forever to make an advance.  Now before you tell me I should just relax and enjoy the game, my problem with this is that there is content that is flat out difficult for the recommended level.  I've been killed time and again by bosses that seem to literally have 9 lives, and I'm pretty sure it's not just me having these issues given some of the zone chat I see.  This can become even more frustrating because of the slow level pace; you can't readily just leave a big questline and level up and return.  Again it's the kind of thing I would have hoped had been balanced out during beta.  So the bad news is it takes a lot of time to improve your level, but the good news is you'll hopefully enjoy that time you spent as long as you don't get too frustrate

Why is this an issue at all? Shouldn't you be enjoying the game, and not try to rush towards lvl 50? Also, once you hit lvl 50, there are veteran ranks, so its not like its over there.

I am a bit perplexes and annoyed at the games of today that, like Neverwinter makes the levelling up the prime goal, and not a product of your enjoyment of the game. ESO is very much a game about exploration, and its also very hard at times, something we are not used to these days, but something I enjoy very much. The flexibility is the mark of an extremely ambitious game but it also leads to dangers like people not knowing how to proceed, making builds that makes little sense, and thus, difficulty while levelling.

Anyways, I enjoy the game immensely myself, and see myself playing it for a long, long time, bugs be damned.

40  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 08, 2014, 12:46:58 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on April 08, 2014, 11:18:28 AM

sigh

hm?
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