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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 03:26:56 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 12, 2014, 03:07:33 PM

The scaling you're seeing Teg is the 'heroic' modifier.  Anything above the default applies this, so even if it's 10 levels below you, it will drop more elites.

Well yes, but I'd think that I should still be able to wipe the floor with an elite that is 5 levels below me. That's why I'm wondering if there is still damage scaling along with it?
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 03:25:22 PM
Well I stand corrected.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 02:46:03 PM
Thought people would like this concise explanation of factions, since you may be wondering who those dudes in the city are:

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Factions are represented by vendors in the Tower, and offer Legendary gear for use at Level 20. In order to buy gear from these factions, you must first represent them in the Crucible enough to get to Rank 2 Reputation with them.

How do I get Rep?

That's easy. You go to a faction, buy their Class Item for your class and then play PVP, do bounties, and do Strikes. You earn rep for each of these, as well as Patrol missions.

So, which faction do I pick?

This is the slightly more difficult part. When you pick a faction (assuming you don't want to go to the effort of achieving Rank 2 with every faction) you need to decide which two attributes you want to focus on. There are three.

Intellect: Intellect decreases the cooldown time of your Super, allowing you to use it more often.

Discipline: Discipline decreases the cooldown time of your grenades, allowing you to use them more often.

Strength: Strength reduces the cooldown time of your melee modifier, allowing you to use it more often.

The Faction combinations are as follows:

New Monarchy:INT/STR
Dead Orbit: DIS/STR
Future War Cult: INT/DIS

And that's it. Decide which of the three abilities affected by attributes you use the most and go with that.

As a side note, it's 315 Crucible Marks to get a full set of Faction gear.
Happy hunting, Guardians.

I don't expect to see a lot of people repping Dead Orbit. Who doesn't want their super on a shorter cooldown?
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 02:43:19 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 12, 2014, 04:56:53 AM

Looks like there's some rather ugly exploits out in the wild already:

http://kotaku.com/players-have-already-started-to-mod-destiny-1633772088

You know, I thought that being completely online would've prevented things like this.

Annoying, although I would be much more concerned if there were exploits to put you at max Vanguard/Crucible rank or item duplication hacks.

In other news, I hit 20 last night, woot. I am curious about the levels of story missions and if there is still scaling going on even if you are well above the story level. I've been playing story missions on hard because I have been well above the "normal" level and they have been quite challenging. Last night I played a mission on Venus where you have to hold off the Geth Vex while your ghost reads a computer and kept dying on the last wave of enemies because it dropped in like 4 shielded enemies who just teleport in the room after you. I tried it 5-6 times and finally decided to drop down to normal. I think hard was level 14(?) and I was level 19, so you'd think it would be no problem, but there were tons of enemies and they hit very hard. Normal, on the other hand, which was I think level 9, was a joke. I'll have to look it up.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 03:52:22 AM
Either no one is playing Titan or Titans don't PVP. I had a bounty to kill 25 Titans and it took FOREVER.

The swamp map is my favorite, and the Mars map is TERRIBLE for clash. Bunch of guys on bikes and everyone else hiding with sniper rifles. I suck pretty bad at PVP, but it has it's moments when you are not getting killed with shotguns over and over.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 09, 2014, 09:30:24 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 09, 2014, 08:12:44 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 09, 2014, 06:44:34 PM

I came in not expecting to be interested.

I got interested.

Then they announced the price ($349) AND it requires an iPhone.

I got a less interested.

I am curious to your thought process on that. Android watches all require a phone, so requiring a phone was expected (and not sure all features do require it, fitness stuff for instance, but not sure). We knew the watch would be more expensive than the Android versions, and it is, just like the phones. Not outrageously more expensive either.

Not sure if I will preorder, but it looks good. I already wear a Fitbit, so this would be a cool replacement. Price point doesn't seem bad. Biggest fear is that because it's a 1st gen, we will see a huge upgrade in a year. Applepay with the watch could be awesome, and the fitness stuff looks good. Also like the idea of navigation on my watch.

I have no real knowledge of the smart watch space, this was my introduction.  I was not aware that other smart watches also require a phone nearby. In general that makes them a bit less attractive to me. I already have an iPhone, so that's not really an issue, but this basically makes the watch a phone accessory, not really a standalone product. As for price, it costs as much as the phone itself, yet relies on the phone for a lot of functionality.

As I said, I thought the functionality and design were very nice, I just don't know if I need it in my life at that price. I've got a while to read about it and see what other info comes out before release.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Apple Watch on: September 09, 2014, 06:44:34 PM
I came in not expecting to be interested.

I got interested.

Then they announced the price ($349) AND it requires an iPhone.

I got a less interested.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 08:13:54 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 08, 2014, 07:55:24 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 08, 2014, 07:36:19 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 08, 2014, 07:31:30 PM

There are now 25 known codes to redeem, and a kind soul on Reddit wrote a little javascript you can use to have them all entered automatically, even if you've already put in a few manually.

Thanks, I wasn't going to bother but this made it too easy not to.

Yup.  How could I resist?  Now if they could just make a script for finding enough time to play!




if (quit your job or ignore your family)
then play Destiny;

Done.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 08, 2014, 07:49:42 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 08, 2014, 07:36:27 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 08, 2014, 07:07:07 PM

So how long until Oakland signs Ray Rice?

The niners have taken over that crown from the raiders.  SF leads the league in arrests since 2012 or so.

I knew there was a reason Naednek liked them slywink
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 07:36:19 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 08, 2014, 07:31:30 PM

There are now 25 known codes to redeem, and a kind soul on Reddit wrote a little javascript you can use to have them all entered automatically, even if you've already put in a few manually.

Thanks, I wasn't going to bother but this made it too easy not to.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 08, 2014, 07:07:07 PM
So how long until Oakland signs Ray Rice?
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 07:05:15 PM
According to the notes, pulse rifles and hand cannons were buffed, assault rifles, scout rifles and shotguns were nerfed.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 04:02:24 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 07, 2014, 02:39:28 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 06, 2014, 09:13:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 06, 2014, 08:38:48 PM

Cool, thanks naednek.  I had all the Grimoires but none of the other stuff. 

I don't even know wtf a Grimoire or Shader is in relation to Destiny, and I don't even know if I'll be buying the game, but I'll be damned if I won't enter any free code available!  smile

iirc Grimoire is like  an encyclopedia of all things Destiny universe.  You can read up on lore, backstory, etc.

Oh, well in that case it seems like a total waste.  First off I clearly don't care about Destiny enough to read about it, but even if I could I imagine anything you want is on the internet anyway so I'm not sure why you need an "in-game" code for it.

Keep in mind increasing your grimoire score will unlock "invaluable in-game benefits", whatever that is.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/08) on: September 08, 2014, 03:18:38 PM
I am buying every copy of Destiny, including the digital versions so that ATB can't get a copy. I am even retroactively buying preloaded copies.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/5/14 on: September 08, 2014, 03:01:48 AM
360 is red ringing again so I didn't get to make much progress there. I still have Nier and Fable 3 left and I'm afraid they are going to wind up left unplayed. Finished Blood Dragon on PC though.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 07, 2014, 09:04:01 PM
This is worse than I expected.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone looking for a new great MOBA game?! on: September 06, 2014, 03:57:00 PM
Dude, c'mon, if you're going to spam don't be so obvious about it.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=%22pirates+and+fighting+each+other+using+cannons+and+carronades%22&filter=0
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/5/14 on: September 05, 2014, 04:00:58 PM
The Darkness (part of Operation: Get Rid of the 360TM), Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and Darksiders 2.
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [comics] New 52 - what is it exactly? on: September 05, 2014, 02:45:40 PM
I guess this is the bit that is confusing to me

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new continuity does not constitute a full reboot of the DC Universe but rather a "soft reboot". While many characters underwent a reboot or revamp, much of the DC Universe's history remained intact. Many major storylines such as "War of the Green Lanterns", "Batman: A Death in the Family" and Batman: The Killing Joke remain a part of the new continuity, while others have been lost in part or in whole.

So the comics assume you are familiar with certain things that happened in the past, but you have to figure out which things did or did not happen?
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [comics] New 52 - what is it exactly? on: September 05, 2014, 02:37:30 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 05, 2014, 02:32:54 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 05, 2014, 02:26:34 PM

I'm still not clear on this. Did New 52 completely wipe out all DC history or is it something different? I'd like to read some Batman books at some point, but without the ability to dig back and read backstory like I can with Marvel Unlimited, I feel discouraged from doing so. But if New 52 is a reboot, I'd be more likely to invest a little.

Yes, it's basically a reboot of their entire franchise

So, like Batman doesn't necessarily have the same origin (and the same with other characters?)

Oh, also, is this like the Ultimates series where they kept regular series going or all of those books just went away?
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [comics] New 52 - what is it exactly? on: September 05, 2014, 02:26:34 PM
I'm still not clear on this. Did New 52 completely wipe out all DC history or is it something different? I'd like to read some Batman books at some point, but without the ability to dig back and read backstory like I can with Marvel Unlimited, I feel discouraged from doing so. But if New 52 is a reboot, I'd be more likely to invest a little.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 03, 2014, 05:42:38 PM

Quote from: Roman on September 03, 2014, 05:35:42 PM

mine has a 'loose' micro USB connector and sometimes doesn't charge. Is this also a known issue?

don't feel like googling....

I don't know, the official controllers don't have a turbo button  icon_twisted
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 03, 2014, 03:17:07 PM
Hey, Michael Sam got signed to the Cowboys practice squad.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 03:30:54 AM
I'm all preloaded and ready to go on xbone.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 1 on: September 03, 2014, 03:30:06 AM
Well this should be fun frown. At least football is back, can't complain about that.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix Profiles mysteriously appear on: August 30, 2014, 05:47:04 PM
Yeah this happened to me when I traded in my 360.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 30, 2014, 01:08:55 PM
This explains how people went to 70 in an hour. It may or may not have been hotfixed now. Some people claim people are getting banned but I don't see any concrete evidence of that.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/14058486626
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/29/14 -- Labor Day Weekend Edition! on: August 29, 2014, 10:19:23 PM
Didn't know this about Diablo 3, I will probably have to dabble with a season 1 character. Otherwise I have been playing Assassin's Creed Revelations and Far Cry 3. I think I am going to boot up Darksiders 2 even though I shouldn't spread myself so thin.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Enhanced on: August 29, 2014, 10:02:04 PM
Never heard of Steam Enhanced, but I use Enhanced Steam slywink

I wish they would allow it to plug into the Steam App because I do forget to use it most of the time.
150  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: August 29, 2014, 09:59:37 PM
I swear, Nintendo has the worst marketing department on the planet. This is even worse than the name "Wii U". I'm sure there won't be any confusion at all when games that can't be played on the 3DS and 2DS but can be played on the "New 3DS" come out.

What I really want to know is what happens to all of your games if you upgrade? Aren't Nintendo accounts tied to the physical hardware?
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: One of my dogs died suddenly today. on: August 25, 2014, 03:34:22 PM
So sorry frown
152  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 19, 2014, 12:55:54 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 18, 2014, 05:03:47 PM


I'm not so sure that's improvised. I think she thinks she's being folksy and smart. And sadly her audience probably thinks so too.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/18) on: August 19, 2014, 12:45:19 AM
I decided to pick up Counterspy because of the plus discount and it looks cool.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/18) on: August 18, 2014, 01:43:19 PM
There are so few 3d platformers so I am curious about The Last Tinker, but I need to look at reviews. Might be something better for a steam sale.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I fixed my iPad on: August 14, 2014, 07:08:01 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 14, 2014, 07:02:40 PM

Nice, Teggy! How hard was it to do? Mine has a hairline crack in the bottom right corner that bugs the heck out of me, but it's not bad enough that I've been tempted to fix it myself yet.

It was pretty easy with the kit (which is like $5 extra), but mine was a bit more difficult because of all the shattering. If I only had one crack it would have been a lot easier for me to get the glass off.

The decision you have to make is how much you want to pay. They have these shady $10 Chinese versions you can buy if you are not picky, but supposedly the glass is lower quality. I figured I'd be hanging on to this iPad for a while (it's a 3rd Gen, but I haven't had a need for a new one yet) so I splurged on the "official" $100 version.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I fixed my iPad on: August 14, 2014, 06:32:43 PM
My wife dropped my iPad a little while back and got a crack in it. It was still usable, but the other day I knocked it off a counter and the glass shattered pretty nicely.

I ordered an iFixit kit and now it's like brand new (except for all the dents I had already put in the case).

Now I know what it feels like to be an Apple Genius, or even in the Geek Squad. I am so awesome.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 14, 2014, 06:29:29 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 14, 2014, 06:09:16 PM

What makes this situation so much worse than all the timed exclusives we saw in the PS3/360 era?

I think that what has made this most offensive for people is

1. It was a game whose predecessor appeared on all consoles and was expected to be the same
2. The crappy doublespeak they used to announce it

It was really a problem of their own making.

Offhand I can't recall a sequel from last generation that was exclusive (timed or otherwise). Bayonetta 2 is the closest example and that's a very different story.
158  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 14, 2014, 02:22:10 AM
The Salvation Army is a denomination?
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buying a House. Stuck on the Final Decision. Advice? on: August 14, 2014, 02:17:48 AM

Quote from: Azhag on August 13, 2014, 11:51:43 PM

Side note, where do you live? I want those prices for those houses... damn... probably at least $600k+ in DC suburbs.

Yeah, I was going to say - that price/sqft makes me want to cry.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 03:29:33 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 12, 2014, 03:05:06 PM

Smite coming to XB1 makes me happy

Why, because you can play it alone on Xbox instead of PC? slywink
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