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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 21, 2012, 08:09:11 PM

Quote from: storz on February 21, 2012, 05:08:03 PM

Quote from: Tals on February 21, 2012, 06:39:03 AM

Storz, what's your ingame tag, mine is tals.

Ingame tag: StorzOO.  

There are some good replay that can show you the tactics involved, like this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUo1Ner0Rew

Interesting video and a good watch, anyone fancy putting their hand up if they saw a single supply truck - is that a QED smile

* tell a lie I can see them but hopefully it makes it clear what a non issue the supply side is done if play correctly
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 21, 2012, 07:43:37 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 21, 2012, 02:30:43 PM

Quote from: Fuzzballx on February 17, 2012, 05:08:43 PM

When's a game gonna let us be generals who don't have to micro manage every unit and supply truck?

They do exist, just not in any kind of high-end 3D graphics form that I recall seeing. What does come to mind are the Command Ops or Airborne Assault series from Panther Games or the recently released (and well received) Steam and Iron from NWS, which clocks in at a whopping 3MB download.  icon_wink

Armoured Brigade was also recommended to me http://www.armoredbrigade.com/. Would be interested, in another thread, if anyone downloads it (it's free) and tries it.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 21, 2012, 06:39:03 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 21, 2012, 12:17:17 AM

I would have to assume that if something keeps people from playing it, it should be even more important than something that affects people who are playing.  At least the things that affect people already playing obviously aren't irritating enough to keep them from playing or they would be in the first group.

That is kind of what I am saying but I'm really saying that if you were playing it wouldn't be that big a deal and you may eventually agree with the call on how it works smile I think Storz said it more eloquently than I do smile hark you know me I am the most fumble fisted player on this earth, in capable of stringing attack sequences in demigod or lol and I'm enjoying a game you all feel is too micro managed smile

I've just stopped playing lol as I'm enjoying this so much and that's just on the mp element smile

Storz, what's your ingame tag, mine is tals.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 20, 2012, 09:43:07 PM
It's really not a big deal - as I tried to intimate if no other players view this as critical it isn't impacting gameplay for those currently playing it. Really hard to explain the games but they are a lot of fun and each game at the moment I'm learning more where I made a strategic error or should have thought about x units etc - not played a game like this before. I did discover shift allows you to stack orders so I can set a unit to a waypoint, unload and have him return - though this doesnn't work for supply. Supply also repairs so is quite a critical benefit if used correctly - particularly with infantry or high powered low ammo units.

Now I have played it more I think it is totally intentional the micro management aspect as you get down and dirty as battles develop and it does work - but for those who fear mm they're have to wait for a demo smile
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 20, 2012, 04:07:46 PM
In terms of control the two games are very similar, the main difference is that in this one you need to think about supply and some of the user interface in EE is not as good - but the ability to play 1v1 I love and as well as the ability to play all the units, graphics are a lot better in this.

The micro is strange, it's not as bad as it may appear - when I play you very much focus on battles that are occuring and trying to out manoeuvre your opponent, the first 5/10 minutes of the game may not see any action as you try and set up your positions. I've been playing around with dropping special forces at the enemy base, seems to have a reasonable success - though need to get used to getting them back in transport and away. The delay to load into helis is quite intentionally painful frown But certainly you tend to pull into battles as needed, I think it works. I've also learnt that using move fast makes a huge difference to how far your units can move smile Early days though
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 20, 2012, 04:14:49 AM
I think it is interesting that there is a suggestions thread in the forum and I don't think anyone has requested an easier system for supply smile

The thread is worth a read as a suggestion can give an idea what players feel is missing
http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1333

 in terms of how it works in game, you get your supply truck to a position and it then supplies all the units in the vicinity so they don't have to physically touch a unit. The game certainly makes you very aware of supply issue you would face but that for instance makes it a reasonable strategy to take out supply lines and having an easy way to supply I don't think would fit with the game. Micromanagement wise, yes it's massive on micro - other than not being able to see where units are going I don't think it's a huge issue but I can understand the concern. Bear in mind the first video was by a seasoned beta player and the second by effectively a noob player that had only a few games under their belt. The game does track your actions per minute and a vet pointed out he does around 10 a minute which is probably nothing compared to say Starcraft 2

In terms of ai - again if you mean your own, that is the game. If you mean for playing against the computer that facet isn't yet in game so can't say.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 14, 2012, 06:48:57 AM
This video gives a better idea of gameplay from diplex
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgQ2lcm4iZM&feature=plcp&context=C3d445edUDOEgsToPDskIq99vryPA3XY1J75V8W0KC
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 12, 2012, 01:38:39 PM
smile QT3 has some impressions, positive and negative but i'd agree - start believing me if i'm playing this after a few weeks smile
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wargame - European Escalation on: February 12, 2012, 10:05:53 AM
This is one of those games that came out of nowhere for me. By the makers of Ruse, which is probably not a great selling point

http://www.wargame-ee.com/

It comes across as similar to World in Conflict. Having purchased it and briefly played in the MP I would say it is similar in some aspects but its a grander setting, the maps are far bigger and the units more diverse. You are also not limited to a particular type of unit.

This video done by one of the fans gives a great idea on how to play the game and what the game is about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVeNnQT7uF4

I preordered it which gets you straight into the beta via steam. Its an mp beta but you can set up and play with noone so if you want to get yourself comfortable with the controls etc that is possible.

Tals
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: February 10, 2012, 08:13:08 PM
Had one of those awesome experiences in this game a couple of nights ago. We had a 4 man premade and the dreaded 1 man random. The guy went top and was doing well in his lane but when he came to assist it would always go wrong or he put himself into too much risk. Either way 25 minute mark after losing a team fight he was like Noobs i'm out of here.

5 minutes later - I jest not, we had one. The other team decided to take advantage and split push, Lee sin jumped on the twower I ulted as sona, he went down we chased the other team to the nexus and won, game over smile Now if we hadn't taken down that nexus at that point I have no doubt we would have lost but it was awesome smile
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SOL: Exodus ($9.99 indy-developed Unreal-engined space combat game) on: February 03, 2012, 07:32:21 AM
Not sure if you found it but for the missile to remain locked you keep the key pressed which apparently isn't clear

I am still at the maybe buy point, the steam forum seemed quite negative frown
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: February 01, 2012, 10:02:00 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on February 01, 2012, 02:58:53 PM

I play this like a drug fiend loves crack cocaine. Hop on any night and you'll see my sad, addicted ass there pwning noobs left and right.  nod

Likewise, I created this thread 2 1/2 years ago and i still play 2 games of this a night, I'm not great but I do love it smile I have a lev 16 us account so always happy to hop across the pond if people are playing it in my time zone
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dungeon Defenders on: October 20, 2011, 05:15:46 AM
I wish when the interface was reduced - which I would recommend that the interface went to the corners rather than towards the center. Not a game changer but it does look silly
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dungeon Defenders on: October 19, 2011, 11:18:21 AM
I'm getting it. It's available now fyi smile They released 12 hours early
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dungeon Defenders on: October 10, 2011, 12:29:35 PM

Quote from: baelthazar on October 09, 2011, 03:10:15 PM

Is there a Single Player mode on DD?

From the Q&A

Quote
Q: Is Dungeon Defenders online only?
A: No, it is not online only. You can play through the entire campaign and challenge missions by yourself; in fact, during the build phase you can switch between character classes for a more varied defense! However, the game is meant for 4-player co-op, and we highly encourage everyone to play with friends locally or online.

http://www.forums.trendyent.com/showthread.php?3415-OFFICIAL-Game-FAQ-amp-Running-Q-amp-A-8-30-2011
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: October 05, 2011, 07:55:37 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 05, 2011, 07:15:09 PM

New patch, new champ.

sadly the free champs are all ones I have with one exception.  blah!

How the heck did that happen - they're cheap with ip anyway?
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: October 04, 2011, 08:05:05 PM

Quote from: skystride on October 04, 2011, 07:35:59 PM

What's your steam id Tals?  I tried switching to EUonce but it screwed up (reset) all my masteries even after I went back to NA.  Not sure why that happened.

tals or talsworthy - my profile picture if the flower from Plants and Zombies smile

re the masteries, when you change between EU and US the masteries are held in the same place so the best thing todo is to keep the masteries you use on US different to EU (with 10 mastery pages this is fairly easy)- they only get 'damaged' when you use one and if you are lev 30 on one and 10 on the other you have too many masteries to be allowed smile
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: October 04, 2011, 07:16:21 PM
Excellent, I have set the chat channel to load automatically and vent details are still correct smile

That said I am generally on eu so if you guys are looking for a 4/5th then best way is give me a kick via steam smile

If anyone has or is planning an EU account then my mumble server here mumble://85.236.100.59:8187/?version=1.2.2 gets around 30 people on a night - just prod me for the password smile

Though the password is the same as Harks for those that know or can remember it and it's todo with Kato smile
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: October 04, 2011, 06:43:58 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on October 04, 2011, 06:06:11 PM

I'm back to being addicted to this game all over again after a year long hiatus. Dominion is very fun and fast paced, seems to be more forgiving and less frustrating than the regular summon mode. Also, this is probably the most expensive free game I have ever played  icon_smile

Where do you guys meet up - through steam or voice. I have a Euro group but my level 16 US is always happy to join you guys. Dominion isn't getting much of my love but mainly because the strategy doesn't match the SR intensity. Still fun though smile
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: September 27, 2011, 05:16:29 AM
I'm not sure - at the moment its more a team death match than the strayegy you get with sr. So at month I'm loving it but not sure long term
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: September 26, 2011, 04:25:43 PM
Ridah is it now out of beta.

My view is its a lot of fun, not quite as strategic and I'll probably play it more than summoners just because an hour is a long time to reserve whereas 20 mins gets you almost the same fun slywink
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Fighting game on a PC on: September 25, 2011, 05:37:45 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 25, 2011, 04:58:48 PM

I'll just bitch at Tals

Fighting or Brawler - doesn't really mean anything to me smile
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defense of the Ancients 2 on: September 23, 2011, 12:46:09 PM
I'll definitely check it out - I suspect the release above is in some way related to Dominion hitting the scenes in LOL. Having played that DOTA 2 are going to have to make some fairly obvious changes to keep up:)
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defense of the Ancients 2 on: August 21, 2011, 08:07:21 AM

Quote from: Kossak on August 20, 2011, 10:48:39 PM

Well it's you who called yourself "defender of everything that is lol" so get your lol fanboism to your LOL thread. Besides you are easily pissed off when somebody says something true about LoL. You're blind and don't want to hear that anything is better that this shitty free game. So who's fanboy? smile

So are you crying loud when i say DotA has bigger penis than LoL? smile Like a  child.

I think you misunderstand me, if DOTA2 looked like LOL I would be disappointed. I had been pretty confident that icefrog hasn't got much imagination in him and unfortunately at this point i've been proved right. Time will tell but at this point I cannot see this being that fun. Hark captures my thoughts better than I could though, Dominion - now that does look fun smile

Keep the bad language out of the thread - no need for it at all.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defense of the Ancients 2 on: August 20, 2011, 08:01:46 PM

Quote from: Kossak on August 20, 2011, 06:33:46 PM

I just hope the game won't be free to play with shitty skins/heroes buying. I think it's better for e-sport game that you have to pay certain amount of money (i don't mind it being $50) and have everything unlocked/the same as all your competitors.

Kossack you are such a Hon fanboi its not true. Your reasons are nonsensical - commercially it is whatever will make them the most money, If you take the LOL model then it smashed Hon so far into the ground they're still trying to find the surface - ohhh wait Hon has a F2P model now.

LoL's F2P model is the best I have seem , you can play the game totally free for ever and have the same advantage as someone who puts a load of money in the game - who are you to put down that people may like skins or not.

Now turn your fanboi stuff off - as it is a true turn off and keep to DOTA 2 smile
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defense of the Ancients 2 on: August 20, 2011, 07:07:30 AM
So are their any non dota/lol players that are interested in this?
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defense of the Ancients 2 on: August 17, 2011, 10:08:01 PM
If LOL get Dominion right then Valve may just find they backed the wrong pony smile
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defense of the Ancients 2 on: August 17, 2011, 08:13:53 PM
When they were doing the dreamhack games I heard hon players were not happy that lol had 200k viewers when they could only muster 6k - I think the dota figures are either out of date or specific regions like Korea.

Regarding the actual game - I can probably dig out my concerns a year ago regarding icefrogs capability of original thought...
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defense of the Ancients 2 on: August 17, 2011, 05:50:49 PM

Quote from: Kossak on August 17, 2011, 05:44:41 PM

The game looks awesome, apart from UI (UI is ugly, but i think it's just temporary). Of course it looks much more like HoN than LoL, because it's DotA (2) smile. All the heroes, all the mechanics are going to be the same as in DotA (and thus as in HoN).

Remind me of the respective server populations  icon_biggrin
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defense of the Ancients 2 on: August 17, 2011, 05:21:06 PM
The video from the live streams

http://www.dota2.com/tournaments/international/?q=hd&c=English

Looks better but its still more like Hon with all it's complexities than LOL. Come dominion I think Dota may be old school as well
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defense of the Ancients 2 on: August 17, 2011, 06:27:08 AM

Quote from: skystride on August 16, 2011, 09:01:54 PM

How does this meh video have over 900k views and the new BF3 vid has like 300??

MOBA is huge, LOL has a peak daily play figure of +500,000 with 4 million people playing it a month. That said I saw some screenshots a couple of days ago which just said HON 2 to me - if this is the case it won't pull the LOL crowd, Valve or not.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: August 05, 2011, 08:17:38 PM
Awesome - looking forward to this one smile
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Heroes of Newerth on: July 30, 2011, 01:18:46 PM
hehe I hate to hijack a thread but the latest user figures in LOL were mindblowing. 15 million registered (EU and US only!!) 500,000 online at peak. 4 million playing a month

Hon is now going F2P surprise surprise but as a person who does own Hon i'm not sure it will make that much difference - hope it does though, more than enough space for more than 1 big player in the market
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google+ on: July 17, 2011, 06:01:25 PM
I don't think it will replace facebook but facebook may change as a result which has to be a good thing - not sure how long I wanyt to run both for tbh but I love the circles concept
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: June 27, 2011, 10:20:42 PM

Quote from: skystride on June 27, 2011, 10:18:51 PM

A few people I know get enjoyment out of solo play but most people prefer playing cooperatively with some kind of voice chat.  Half the time, if I don't see anyone I know on, I don't bother playing at all unless it's to learn a new champion or something.

Luckily the size of the EU mumble >30 people means its usual to have quite a few premades kicking off in the EU time zone smile
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: June 27, 2011, 10:12:47 PM

Quote from: rittchard on June 27, 2011, 10:09:30 PM

Quote from: Turtle on June 27, 2011, 09:16:28 PM

Tried it, and while I think it's a good game, it's not for me.

The matches seem to take forever. Coming off of Dawn of War 2 where you can get an amazing match in 15-20 minutes, there are games that drag for 30+ minutes. Not a fan of the Warcraft 3 style style and pacing as well.

lol, a lot of games actually cross over into the 1 hour mark, or close, so sounds like you wouldn't like it.  Those can get pretty long in the tooth, but also can feel very epic when you win.  For 5v5 the fastest a game can end is 20 minutes (generally through surrender).  Not sure on 3v3, which is shorter/faster. 

Yep some games can be unbelievable that you wonder how you can ever play anything else, other games have you wanting to bin it. If it's a time issue then definitely it won't suit - though 3v3 are more the 30 min mark. However if its a case of tried it and don't like it generally until you are past level 10 you won't actually understand the game - and I commonly find level 20 players who experience premade for the first time and can't believe how different the play is.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: June 27, 2011, 05:48:43 PM
http://www.mobafire.com/ Is better smile But yes both are good sites.

Unfortunately it's the internet which is why people rage - thankfully they do police it but still the behaviour is unacceptable. However the game is very snowbally so get some kills and you're feel invincible - go the other way and it all goes down hill very quickly smile
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: June 27, 2011, 05:33:47 AM
That link I posted a few posts up is worth a quick gander, some of the videos cover the obvious (to me) but not obvious for a new player. So for example if you have your minions attacking an enemy tower the tower will not hit you - unless you hit the enemy champ in it's range then it will smile Also don't hit an enemy minion until just before it dies - sounds crazy but if you just strike them the whole time your minions have an advantage and will move towards the enemy tower which then gives your opponent effectively an extra hand. The best place for the enemy minions early on is just outside the range of your tower - so you can last hit them.

If you guys are ever playing when I play (8pm GMT most nights) then give me a ping, quite happy to either use my US account (level 17) or create a new account.

The game does treat premade teams (3 players or more) as having an advantage in match making so you can find you end up playing higher level teams than you are ready for with the premade. 2 players is quite a sweet spot certainly early on. You can also just play against the AI which till about level 10 will probably challenge as much as a human team - then it starts changing into a different game smile
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: June 26, 2011, 09:13:25 AM

Quote from: faide on June 26, 2011, 05:47:33 AM

Heheh thanks.  I realize I probably shoulda come here first and asked the good people around to show me the ropes instead of pugging it.  I'd like to learn the game, seems like fun, but this mornings experiences with it left me cold. 

It's just the internet for you - playing against the AI should be a very chilled out experience for all but when you have a bunch of 10 year olds in the team anything can happen. I set up the mumble server purely to ensure that I get to play against reasonably like minded people who just want to enjoy what is a fantastic game.

I suggest you have a read of the first post of this thread http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18105400 where I have tried to collate a lot of initial learning stuff. If you play on EU servers I can give you mumble access for my server (30+ people) on US I would suggest Gamers With Jobs and QT3 both have people - GWJ being my preference smile
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends - Free to Play on: June 18, 2011, 09:46:14 AM
Dreamhack $100,000 championship has started.

http://season-one-championship.eu.leagueoflegends.com/

If you're inquisitive about the game or want to see high level strategy this will be the place to be over the next few days
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