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3801  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 12, 2012, 06:52:56 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 (TiLT42).
3802  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: July 11, 2012, 10:32:11 PM

Quote from: ericb on July 11, 2012, 09:06:28 PM

Any buddy or trial keys out for this yet?  I wasn't impressed with combat or the animation in the open beta but I've heard it's been greatly improved since then.  Wouldn't mind trying it out.

There should be a buddy key with each copy of the game. My Youtube video above should demonstrate how the combat looks right now if you're impatient. smile
3803  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 11, 2012, 01:34:44 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on July 11, 2012, 01:14:10 PM

Getting Wakestones from the Everfall is easy enough. It seemed that I would wind up with at least three or four from every dungeon (both found in chests and from killing bosses).

There are PLENTY of wakestones down there. Every boss in that dungeon drops 2-3 wakestones and usually a couple of shards as well. Chests have a 50% chance or so to contain a wakestone. Even common monsters in that particular dungeon have a reasonable chance of dropping them. All it takes is about 5-6 boss fights, and you're done. Or one fight against the Ur-Dragon, if you can defeat it.
3804  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Ouya on: July 10, 2012, 10:03:40 PM
A console that indie developers will love, established publishers will ignore, and which is likely to die a slow death in a small niche of the market? What could possibly go wrong?
3805  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 10, 2012, 07:27:57 AM
3806  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 10, 2012, 07:21:29 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 09, 2012, 10:35:15 PM

I never even got to fight the Ur Dragon...when I first got there it showed me the cinematic camera shot of it coming down and I died nearly right away and when I came back was gone and never came back.  I'm guessing somebody else killed it, but it was a pretty anti-climactic moment for me.

That encounter is designed so that you have to rest at an inn between each fight, regardless of whether you win or lose.
3807  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 09, 2012, 09:59:52 PM
AFAIK you can fight the Ur-Dragon at any time during NG+ by finding a portkey on the beach of the starting city.
3808  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 09, 2012, 05:02:29 PM
3809  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: July 09, 2012, 01:50:15 PM
I made a short video which shows the first main mission (not story mission) for the Illuminati in this game. It illustrates how even a "standard" MMO quest becomes different in The Secret World.
3810  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/09) on: July 09, 2012, 08:13:10 AM
Nothing, but I did get both Endless Space and The Secret World this weekend, so I'm plenty busy for my summer vacation. smile
3811  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 08, 2012, 06:27:30 AM

Quote from: Gratch on July 08, 2012, 03:08:54 AM

1.  Hired pawns do not level up as you use them, correct?  I'm guessing you just hire new, more powerful ones when they become less useful.  Also, is there protocol on sending them back with gifts? 

They are frozen in time when you hire them. If the owner is an active player, you can often find a better version of the same pawn by dismissing and rehiring it. Be prepared to look for new pawns every few levels unless you're using higher-level pawns from your friends list. Don't worry about gifts unless you're feeling charitable.

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2.  Am I supposed to be finding better gear in the wild?  I'm level 11 and the only gear I've seen so far has been the slightly better stuff the shop in the starting town sold.  I havent hit the next big town though...I assume there will be another shop there.

The vast majority of your gear will be obtained from shops, which improve their stock as you progress through the main quest and do certain side quests. You do occasionally find equipment in chests, and that stuff can be more powerful than what you've currently got available in shops.

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4.  Should I be keeping all the random crap I find on monsters (I.e. fur, claws, etc) for crafting?

Most definitely yes! If you leave some of that stuff, you're going to regret it later. Have one of your pawns carry it for you if you're a vocation with little capacity, then put it in storage at the first opportunity. This stuff can be used directly from storage.

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1.  Where is this storage chest?

There isn't a storage chest, only storage. You can add stuff to it by talking to innkeepers and the guys who control the resting camps, and can retrieve stuff only from inns.

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2.  How do I get the damn hired pawns from ninja looting all the good stuff?  Just came across a chest with a be shield and a ring, and the pawn grabbed it before I could.  Is there a way for me to get it back?

The pawns' tendency to ninja loot depends on their personality, so you might just want to get different pawns. :p Not that it matters much. You can access their inventory and take back these things at any time, and if they die their loot is sent directly to your storage anyway.
3812  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 07, 2012, 05:02:52 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on July 07, 2012, 04:34:47 PM

So I just finished the quest that asked for 20 wakestones and the quest giver told me that once I turned them in, I might not return to the world. Is that a "you might not return for awhile like some other earlier quests said" or a "you're not ever going to return" sort of deal?

The latter. Handing in those wakestones will send you directly to the end-game and from there to NG+. You won't be coming back.
3813  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 05, 2012, 02:05:13 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 05, 2012, 01:14:55 PM

Quote from: Mithridates on July 05, 2012, 12:10:27 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 03, 2012, 04:30:50 PM

Quote from: Kagath on July 03, 2012, 03:18:09 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 03, 2012, 02:09:31 PM

Interestingly, traffic to the front of the site has increased.   icon_cool
Sounds like you need to point them towards the forum more then.

Well, for years we tried pointing you guys to the front of the site to no avail...

That's because I come here to read the Forum and have zero interest in getting any news from GT.  I don't think I'm the only one who feels that way.

That's too bad. You see, this is a gaming news and reviews site with a forum, not the other way around. We love providing a place for everybody to hang out and talk, but our efforts are considerably more focused on the rest of the site. You should check it out sometime.

I think we all understand that. The unique thing with GT in this regard is that (parts of) the community existed long before the site itself, so some of us approach things differently. Tongue
3814  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 05, 2012, 12:55:29 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on July 05, 2012, 12:14:26 PM

High Maelstrom has a sweet effect but man is it a pain in the ass, especially when cast indoors. It completely blocks being able to see what's going on; I just have to run away from the monster and wait for it to finish.

Yeah, there are definitely better spells. In the early game Bolide (and its upgrade) was my favorite spell as it could take out almost anything. In the late game I found High Gicel to be my most versatile and effective spell. It could kill almost anything instantly.
3815  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 05, 2012, 07:13:36 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 05, 2012, 06:58:21 AM

fought the drake again tonight and wow, High Maelstrom literally decimated the thing.  it went from mostly full health bubbles down to 1 health bubble and half a health bar with one casting, definitely made for a shorter fight. 

That's the thing with the Sorcerer. It takes a while to cast spells, and you are extremely vulnerable during casting, but once your spellcasting finishes and your spell hits, and as long as the enemy doesn't have massive resistance against whatever you're casting, the battle will be more or less over at once. Even the end-game bosses died in one or two castings for me, with just a few exceptions. High Maelstrom can even destroy the Ur-Dragon when it's down to its last two health bars or so, from what I've been told.
3816  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 04, 2012, 06:20:25 AM
I think many of you may be forgetting an important factor here: Since we're a tight-knit community, we're also much harder to fit into for someone on the outside. It happens to all small social circles. A lot of us know each other from more than 10 years ago, which I think is highly unusual for Internet communities. "Newbies" might feel that our community is impenetrable for them and thus give up before they've even tried.
3817  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EU rules users can resell downloadable games on: July 03, 2012, 08:08:11 PM
From just reading your quote, I'd say this will end with all downloadable games having a time limit. Say, 100 years or so.
3818  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 03, 2012, 03:17:27 PM

Quote from: Devil on July 03, 2012, 02:55:45 PM

IN!

Quote from: Devil on July 03, 2012, 02:56:17 PM

OUT!

I hope you're wearing protection.
3819  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 03, 2012, 10:04:59 AM
This has been the way of things since Gone Gold. The community is small but tightly knit and (mostly) mature. Occasionally new people will appear while others leave, but there's no large influx of new members and there has never really been. I think most of us like it this way, as too many new members will turn this forum into another generic gaming forum where you can hardly turn a corner without wandering into a profanity-laden troll. We've survived this way for well over 10 years, and I don't see the community going away.
3820  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead State: The Zombie Survival RPG on: July 03, 2012, 08:48:40 AM
Most Kickstarters have a dramatic boost in the last two days. I believe this game will get one too. I would actually be somewhat surprised if it doesn't at least reach 300 by the end, though some of the wild enthusiasm for Kickstarter has dwindled recently, making such predictions a bit less safe.
3821  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: "An add on for this website failed to run" on: July 03, 2012, 07:58:20 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 26, 2012, 08:27:14 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 22, 2012, 11:15:49 AM

I'm not seeing any error messages, but loading the front page (not the forums) makes Opera completely hang for several seconds. I don't experience that with any other website I visit, so something is seriously wrong with how it is set up.

We do not support Opera, but I think we may have fixed whatever issue that was causing that.

Seems it works now, yes. Also, unless you specifically write features for other browsers (why on earth would you do that?), you DO support Opera. That's the advantage of browsers that comply with established standards. smile
3822  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead State: The Zombie Survival RPG on: July 03, 2012, 06:53:30 AM

Quote from: ydejin on July 03, 2012, 01:42:06 AM

Here's the stretch goal list.  I'm hoping they at east hit 260 as their character portraits are one of their weakest points, so getting another artist for the characters could really help make the game better.

I don't know if new character portraits are part of the package for the 260 stretch goal. I'm hoping we'll reach 300 (and I think we just might) since the addition of a high-risk area would change the dynamics of the game for the better and give you something to strive for even when you start to feel that you've got the regular areas under control.
3823  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally jumped on the PS3 train on: July 01, 2012, 08:16:36 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 01, 2012, 06:49:44 PM

Yeah, I'll second that.  There's no compelling reason to grind through the first inFamous, but if you like it enough to feel curious about the vague plot points they skim through at the beginning, you could always go back and play it afterwards.  I recommend doing it on Easy though, where being sniper-shot from a quarter-mile way by bums with shotguns won't leave you feeling like the least super-powered guy in town.

I couldn't stand Infamous, partly because of what you just said, and partly because the so-called "moral choices" came down to a choice between "help the old lady cross the street" and "murder the old lady and hang her mutilated body from a lamppost as an example to others". It's like the Fischer Price version of actual choices, like being handed a book called "Baby's First Moral Choice" and being asked to take it seriously.
3824  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 01, 2012, 10:54:21 AM
Of course you can be overleveled! This is a game with predetermined enemy strength, so if you keep leveling up you'll outgrow the enemies in strength unless you also move forward in the story. There's indeed 200 levels, but you're not supposed to get anywhere near that limit in your first playthrough. That limit is there so you have something to strive for through multiple rounds of NG+.
3825  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 01, 2012, 09:45:47 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 01, 2012, 12:38:39 AM

i am just about to hit level 40

Dude, stop delaying and proceed with the main quests at once! You're becoming overleveled for the game at this point. I killed the dragon at level 43 or so, for comparison, and reached NG+ at about 53.
3826  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally jumped on the PS3 train on: July 01, 2012, 09:42:36 AM
What? Nobody has mentioned Heavy Rain? That's one of the PS3's must-play games! Don't skip it! I'd rank its importance on the platform as immediately below the Uncharted series.
3827  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 30, 2012, 07:08:40 PM
You'll be happy to know that you'll be able to one-shot chimeras at higher levels. In fact, both chimeras and cyclops will be relaxing enemies for you to face between the truly difficult ones.  icon_twisted
3828  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 29, 2012, 07:52:50 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 29, 2012, 06:34:29 PM

As a consequence of this, I ended up quite far from where I started.  This gave me a chance to get a firsthand feel for just how large the game world is after checking my map when all was said and done.   icon_eek

The game world is actually pretty small compared to other open-world games like these. It's just the fact that you have to walk everywhere and that the world is crawling with monsters that makes it seem larger.
3829  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 29, 2012, 04:31:45 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 29, 2012, 03:28:51 AM

Finished the main story and just started with the post game content.

No you didn't. slywink
3830  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 27, 2012, 04:08:30 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on June 27, 2012, 03:38:19 PM

On that note, what does being dragonforged entailed? As far as I could tell, the item didn't seem that much better than it was before (maybe it was even the same?).

AFAIK, dragonforged is just the 4th upgrade level, one you can't buy. As such it's probably just a small upgrade from level 3.
3831  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: June 27, 2012, 03:00:58 PM
I think the new stuff is pretty solid. It's obvious that they had to take things in a different direction than they originally intended though,

Spoiler for Hiden:
as the crash landing no longer serves any purpose,

but it all feels much more connected than before, and now really feels like the end of the story. There's not much in there to tie together your actions throughout the trilogy, except for the standard "several drawings are shown quickly after one another to give you hints about the consequences of your actions" thing that Fallout 3 started.

My favorite part of the extended ending is

Spoiler for Hiden:
your love interest silently mourning Shepard as the plaque is placed on the Normandy. For all the time that was spent on the romance a bit of closure was sorely needed, and this new ending provides.

It's also good to see that whereas the old endings seemed to

Spoiler for Hiden:
fuck up the galaxy for the current races forever, the extended ones show that there is actually hope.
3832  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: June 27, 2012, 01:58:14 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on June 27, 2012, 01:11:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 27, 2012, 03:46:34 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on June 27, 2012, 03:43:55 AM

I don't remember: can 
Spoiler for Hiden:
EDI die in the game
?  If so, I wonder how that changes the synthesis ending.

if I remember correctly no.

I didn't think so either, but one of the linked endings (the control one, maybe?)
Spoiler for Hiden:
showed her face when going over who didn't make it and she wasn't there in the when putting the Sheppard plaque on the wall.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I believe that's the ending where all synthetics are destroyed. Now ask yourself: Is it coincidence that EDI isn't there after that event? slywink
3833  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma 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
3834  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma 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
3835  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/25) on: June 25, 2012, 07:00:19 AM
NOTHING!
3836  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! on: June 25, 2012, 06:57:23 AM
What, we need a save from before attacking the
Spoiler for Hiden:
Cerberus base?

Isn't that at least two whole missions before the end sequence? Two HARD missions? I'm not sure I want to replay that much content.
3837  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: June 25, 2012, 06:40:26 AM
You're all missing the point! Prometheus makes it very, very clear that this isn't the same planet by having the events differ from what we see in Alien in ways that have been pointed out numerous times in this thread already, and by immediately afterwards letting us know that there were

Spoiler for Hiden:
numerous other ships.

If anyone can't add up 1 and 1 and end up with 2 after all that, they really aren't trying. The ONLY reason people get confused is because they walk into the movie expecting this to be the same planet. If they didn't, they'd never even consider the possibility of the two planets being the same.
3838  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 24, 2012, 11:12:16 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 24, 2012, 10:42:08 AM

Quote from: Lockdown on June 24, 2012, 10:20:02 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 24, 2012, 02:11:48 AM

Mystic Knight is my favorite class in the game. ...I hope capcom makes Dragons Dogma a franchise.

My favorites are the plain ol' Strider and Assassin.  And I also hope it becomes a franchise - game is too much fun.


same favourites for me as well

How easy or hard are Escort missions?,i have seen them on the notice boards but i hate escort missions and i have been leaving them there on the notice board,are there any i really should do?,or do you think it will be fine to ignore every one of them? ninja

The escort missions are generally pretty high-risk. The people you escort are very vulnerable, so if you get attacked by something large you can't just use your normal tactics. As far as I understand, doing escort missions raises your affinity with that particular NPC. I think that can affect prices if they sell you stuff, and it can also lead to them becoming your romantic interest.
3839  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 24, 2012, 08:21:28 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on June 24, 2012, 04:38:48 AM

Slight spoiler requested:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I just killed the cockatrice and now the duke's dude wants me to go on another quest. He states something like "you likely be gone for awhile, so make sure to do everything you want before starting. Two questions:

1) Will accepting this quest cause me to lose any non "kill-30-foozles" quests?

2). I recently switched vocations from a maxed up Mystic Archer to a now 3rd level Mystic Knight. Is this going to be a quest where I'll want to be at my best? That is, should I switch back to my Mystic Archer vocation before beginning the quest or will I be able to manage with my low level Mystic Knight skills?

1) No
2) Yes
3840  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: June 23, 2012, 09:40:07 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 23, 2012, 09:33:38 PM

From what I've seen there are 7 different endings, 4 of them "true endings".  This YouTube playlist has video of them.  My problem is that even though there are points where you can tell you may have choices, it's completely unclear what they are and will lead to.

Yeah, the way the dynamic parts of the story are handled is very bad. In addition to the different endings, there's also a romance subplot that you are supposed to have control over but which I never noticed until I was suddenly and inexplicably paired up with a member of my character's same gender. This was a character I had barely interacted with during the game, but which was now telling me she wanted to move in with me and was part of big, dramatic moments as if I was supposed to care about her. It fell flat and managed to compete with Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophesy for the #1 WTF romance in gaming. Just to add another layer of WTF to the whole thing, one of the romances you can get is supposedly underage. Very underage.
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