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4761  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LotRO goes Free to PLay on: June 04, 2010, 06:12:10 PM
I'm not too afraid that there will be a huge crowd of immature players, mostly because LOTRO doesn't really seem to apply to that kind of person. It's a more mature game in some ways.
4762  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LotRO goes Free to PLay on: June 04, 2010, 05:54:04 PM
I know what I'll be using my first points for: An additional 30 shared storage slots! I've already got 20, and I want more! They are incredibly practical when you've got crafting alts and want to have a shared pool of crafting resources.

It looks like I'll be getting more than 3000 free points right away, which is nice. smile In fact, the wording makes it sound like I might even get several thousand more points than that just for hanging around this summer.
4763  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LotRO goes Free to PLay on: June 04, 2010, 04:51:50 PM
I don't understand why you people with Lifetime subs are complaining. You still don't have to pay a dime to maintain your subscription. It makes absolutely no difference to you. In fact, you get additional benefits that you didn't have before (free points for the store).
4764  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LotRO goes Free to PLay on: June 04, 2010, 01:48:46 PM
What difference does this make for me as a paid subscriber who wants to continue doing things the way they've been done before? The VIP access described in that article seems like a worse deal for me than what I currently have (5 character slots as opposed to the 8 or so I have today, for example).
4765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's the beginning of June. What's your GOTY? on: June 04, 2010, 01:02:23 PM
It's been a fantastic year so far, with some real gems. I'm going to have to throw myself at the Mass Effect 2 bandwagon though. That game was just fantastic and still keeps me coming back with the DLC releases.
4766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: June 03, 2010, 06:53:26 PM

Quote from: KePoW on June 03, 2010, 06:51:35 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 03, 2010, 06:47:30 PM

Rockstar needs to hire a new group of people who solely focus on the multiplayer side of their games.  They seem to get so hung up on redefining the way multiplayer is played--this is your lobby and other such fluff--that they forget to hone the actual gameplay and mechanics.

Maybe you're right, but I'm of the opinion that an open-world game like GTA4 and RDR don't make for super great MP games.  Not unless they take the full plunge and turn them into MMOs.


Freelancer worked extremely well in multiplayer, and had even more freedom and stuff to do than the single player mode.
4767  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Lord of the Rings Online enters the Third Ag- um.... Year. on: June 03, 2010, 04:44:08 PM

Quote from: ericb on June 03, 2010, 04:40:17 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 03, 2010, 04:36:42 PM

There will be a direct 11 client??

I was kinda thinking the game developement had all but stopped, due to lower number of players, which I thought was kinda sad. But I agree, skirmishes are a TON of fun, especially now I have a healer as well - makes them quite a lot better, although she practically never heals me like I'd like her to.

No, they just moved to a different development schedule with bigger expansions (but longer between them).  They have said to expect a big announcement at E3 coming up in a few weeks.  If anything I think their numbers are up a little bit compared to a year ago and it may get a lot more coverage and distribution now that WB has bought them.

Not much is known about the new expansion, but it will be set in Enedwaith (south of Eregion, west of Rohan). Personally I'm a bit disappointed as I was hoping we'd be heading directly to Rohan instead of flanking it in both directions first (the other being Mirkwood). I guess they don't want to go there until they can get mounted combat working right.
4768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass effect 2 Launch and impressions (the REAL One) on: June 03, 2010, 03:11:03 PM
Yes, though there are certain (obvious) requirements that need to be met.
4769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Natalie Holloway murderer at it again - this time he is on the run on: June 03, 2010, 03:00:29 PM
I suspect people who go free from one case risk getting an inflated sense of being untouchable, so they may take bigger risks. I have nothing to back up that theory with though.
4770  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Lord of the Rings Online enters the Third Ag- um.... Year. on: June 03, 2010, 07:50:50 AM
A quick check on the LOTRO forums shows that Herbalist is indeed the preferred soldier type for champions.
4771  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Lord of the Rings Online enters the Third Ag- um.... Year. on: June 03, 2010, 07:27:42 AM

Quote from: Razgon on June 03, 2010, 07:23:12 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 03, 2010, 07:20:18 AM

Quote from: Razgon on June 03, 2010, 06:13:23 AM

Also, I have NO idea how to get the First Mark barter item, which I *really* want....

It's a random drop in skirmishes of your level. You can increase the chance of it dropping by upping the skirmish tier. Higher tiers net you more skirmish points and better loot, but they are also more difficult.

oh - I thought I could barter my way to it - thanks Tilt! One more thing, I've chosen an Archer as my soldier - was that bad? I'm playing my champion now, and figured I could use the single target dps, but...I'm not doing that great in the first defense skirmish - First time all the npcs but MAthis died, second time 1 died, but upping the tier? ouch!

Uh... yeah, that was a bad choice of soldier type. You're a pure DPS class, so why did you choose a pure DPS soldier to assist you? What you need is a tank or a healer.
4772  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Lord of the Rings Online enters the Third Ag- um.... Year. on: June 03, 2010, 07:20:18 AM

Quote from: Razgon on June 03, 2010, 06:13:23 AM

Also, I have NO idea how to get the First Mark barter item, which I *really* want....

It's a random drop in skirmishes of your level. You can increase the chance of it dropping by upping the skirmish tier. Higher tiers net you more skirmish points and better loot, but they are also more difficult.
4773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Multiplayer? on: May 31, 2010, 05:44:08 PM

Quote from: KePoW on May 31, 2010, 05:36:20 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 30, 2010, 08:46:58 AM

I'm not really happy to see this. Increased focus on multiplayer usually means less focus on single player. Just look at the Call of Duty series where the single player has become progressively worse since Modern Warfare 1.

You make it sound like there have been several games since MW1.  There's only been one.

There have been two, unless you like to pretend that Call of Duty 5 didn't exist. Yes, I know it wasn't made by Inifinity Ward. No, it doesn't make a difference since Activision keeps close control of this brand.

Quote
And I liked the campaign better in MW2.  Actually now that I think about it, I think it's significantly better than MW1's campaign.  On Veteran difficulty, MW1 was ridiculously stupid... MW2 is a lot more realistic and reasonable.

MW2's story is completely ridiculous and told in a way that makes it pretty much impossible to follow. MW1 was about a global terrorist situation that could theoretically happen, while MW2 was clichéd and completely unbelievable on every front. The campaign was more varied, but every transition between locales was as sudden and out of the blue as the "I'm on a horse" line in the Old Spice commercial, making it hard to even care. It was also shorter. It was clear that the focus was on multiplayer, whereas the first game was worth buying for the single player alone.

4774  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Cool Gmail Trick for mail filtering on: May 31, 2010, 05:14:38 PM
It's a neat trick, but I'd rather use www.guerrillamail.com when I need to sign up for something untrustworthy (as long as I don't want any other emails from them in the future). No need to set up filters in the future as the mail will simply never reach you. smile
4775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ewww...Mass Effect to get online multiplayer on: May 31, 2010, 12:31:41 PM
It's been discussed a tiny little bit here.
4776  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: May 31, 2010, 08:45:33 AM

Quote from: KePoW on May 31, 2010, 07:26:43 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on May 30, 2010, 01:13:52 PM

Quote from: cheeba on May 29, 2010, 03:57:32 AM

It really seems to me that this game is going to be more like a single player game that just happens to have other people around at times. You never hear anything about how it utilizes the MMO aspect of the game. Are there going to be guild wars? Raids? If so how big can a group be?
The tricky thing always seems to be rewarding players for grouping without requiring it to progress.

I mean, I like that LOTRO has a dedicated LFG channel and at all hours of the day pretty much, you'll see players on a given server begging for someone to team up with them. But there are plenty who don't like that, and don't want to have to be frantically hawking themselves or begging for help because they have all this content they can't do without assistance.

I think WoW has proven the best way to do it.  Anyone care to disagree?

Basically it's very simple... all players should be able to easily solo to the max level strictly by questing.  But in order to get the best loot, you need to do group content (instances/raids/pvp in WoW's case).  What's so hard about that?  I don't think anyone can argue against that.

Yes, we can argue against that. Look at how LOTRO did things before any of the expansions (they've sort of ruined the concept since). You could get the big loot through several ways:

- Playing through the main story quests, which rewarded pretty awesome equipment.
- Crafting (some of the best equipment in the game was craftable)
- Raiding

There was a slight advantage given to raid equipment, but it was so small that you always had a choice in what to use depending on things like looks and playstyle. The game easily disproved the WoW-notion that awesome equipment needs to be a reward for increasingly difficult group content. In fact, LOTRO started implementing WoW-like systems with equipment gating for high-level instances in the expansions, and the players mostly hated it. They're not likely to try that again.
4777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 31, 2010, 04:27:20 AM

Quote from: DamageInc on May 30, 2010, 10:46:19 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 29, 2010, 12:33:34 PM

I've finished all the story missions and all the ambient challenges, and I think I've done all the stranger requests too. Thought this would be enough for 100% game completion, but there's still a lot to do apparently. I guess I'll never reach that milestone.

Be warned: For some bizarre reason the game actually hides the final mission from you. I thought the game was over, but there was one more mission to go that I wouldn't have seen if I hadn't looked it up online. I have no idea why they did this.


The Ambient challenges include completing some specific random world encounters as well.

No they don't, unless your definition of "ambient challenge" is wider than the game's. One of the outfits requires you to reach rank 10 in all 4 ambient challenges, and once you're there you get it. There are no extra encounters to do.
4778  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 30, 2010, 07:23:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 30, 2010, 07:15:51 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 30, 2010, 07:09:54 PM

did the hunter missions as well...the only thing i have got left of the challenges is Sharpshooter 10(disarm 6 people),not all that sure how to go about doing that(can you kill the people afterwards before going onto the next disarm?..i use one of those Kraut guns that hold 15 bullets)

from what I hear it has to be 6 disarms without reloading or changing weapons, so I'd say wait to kill them until you've done all 6 disarms.

The only thing you can't do is hit the reload button. You can safely finish the challenge with a weapon with any ammo capacity, even well below 6. Reloads that happen automatically (such as free reloads during dead-eye) don't count as a reload for the sake of this challenge. I did it with the sawed-off shotgun while on horseback.
4779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 30, 2010, 10:38:37 AM
What other part? With the way posts are being edited I can't check any more.
4780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Multiplayer? on: May 30, 2010, 08:46:58 AM
I'm not really happy to see this. Increased focus on multiplayer usually means less focus on single player. Just look at the Call of Duty series where the single player has become progressively worse since Modern Warfare 1.
4781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 30, 2010, 08:44:12 AM

Quote from: Razgon on May 30, 2010, 07:38:50 AM

Quote from: naednek on May 30, 2010, 12:25:58 AM

I really want to abuse my powers and ban him, but I'm too honest

CAnt you ban him? please? Or at least spoiler up his post...

dammit - this is pretty god damn annoying...

As someone else pointed out above, it's not a fricking spoiler! Stop complaining!

As for the challenges that require you to do multiple things that can be hard to keep track of, such as the Survivalist challenges, you can click Y (on the 360) when looking at it to get a detailed overview of what you have done so far. It really helps and means that you don't have to sell stuff just to keep track through your inventory. You'll see a list saying stuff like "You've collected 0 of 10 Snowdrop. 0 of 2 Red Sage" and so on.
4782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 29, 2010, 10:35:21 PM
I enjoyed most of the characters. They were typical Rockstar fare, all caricatures and easy to understand, but their dialogue was snappy and their stories compelling.
4783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alpha Protocol on: May 29, 2010, 10:31:10 PM
I was ready to purchase this game, but the reviews have made me wait a bit. Hopefully there will be some kind of patch to fix the most glaring issues.
4784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 29, 2010, 04:35:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 29, 2010, 04:03:51 PM

they hide the final mission?  as in not on the map or just picked a bad symbol that's not easy to see?

It appears as a Stranger mission in a location you've previously visited, but you're given no notice of this. It won't appear on the map until you're very near it.
4785  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 29, 2010, 12:39:09 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 29, 2010, 10:45:23 AM

a Special Edition collectible ‘Senet’ Game as seen in Season Six, <snip> a collectible Ankh

Can anyone explain to me what makes those two things "collectible"? They're not part of a series of items to collect separately, nor are they hard to obtain. Damned marketing!
4786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 29, 2010, 12:33:34 PM
I've finished all the story missions and all the ambient challenges, and I think I've done all the stranger requests too. Thought this would be enough for 100% game completion, but there's still a lot to do apparently. I guess I'll never reach that milestone.

Be warned: For some bizarre reason the game actually hides the final mission from you. I thought the game was over, but there was one more mission to go that I wouldn't have seen if I hadn't looked it up online. I have no idea why they did this.
4787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 28, 2010, 10:13:56 PM
I just finished the story mode, and have also taken two of the ambient challenges to legendary status. Two to go. smile

It's pretty obvious that they're planning to add a DLC expansion to this game though.
Spoiler for End-game spoilers!:
Having Jack Marston take revenge.
4788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend some console exclusives on the 360? on: May 27, 2010, 07:18:18 AM
Fable 2.

Honestly, the 360 doesn't really have the same kind of awesome exclusive list that the PS3 currently has if you've got a PC, but there's still some nice gaming to be had on it.
4789  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's great not having health insurance, really! on: May 27, 2010, 04:37:27 AM
It's pretty amazing that you guys will argue (though tongue in cheek in this thread) against increased taxes when your health insurances cost more than the taxes usually would (and those cover more than just medical stuff), and provides poor service unless you pay even more. Hell, from the prices mentioned in this thread I could probably spend less paying for a damn comfortable home!
4790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's great not having health insurance, really! on: May 26, 2010, 08:34:04 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on May 26, 2010, 08:04:07 PM

although the blood in the stool doesn't sound great and a doctor would probably require some $$$ tests to double check on it.

As long as the blood is bright red and not dark, it should be fine. Hemmorhoids aren't dangerous, only annoying.
4791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 26, 2010, 06:14:47 AM

Quote from: kathode on May 26, 2010, 06:03:30 AM

Spent about an hour tonight trying to shoot hats off people for the sharpshooter challenge.  Pretty hilarious as I kept accidentally shooting people in the head over and over again.  I'll spoiler a tip for how to do it that I learned after much trial and error.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Look for guys on horses and position yourself fairly close and either head-on or straight behind them.  The key is to shoot through the brim of the hat to knock it off.  Much easier to do this from the front or back then the sides.  Also, MUCH easier to do it with sombreros, so give it a try in Mexico for a simpler go of it.

I built up quite a bounty trying to shoot the hats off of people. It's not my fault they've got such big heads!

And now I'm supposed to do it all over again. I might as well just dig up that old pardon letter right away.
4792  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 25, 2010, 08:29:45 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 25, 2010, 07:50:09 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on May 25, 2010, 03:27:32 PM

When Juliet said "it worked", in her last moments of life, she was smiling and actually in the moment of the vending machine with Sawyer in the sideways purgatory.  And based on what Christian shared with Jack in the finale, it does support the idea that they created the sideways purgatory by detonating the bomb, and that their purgatory exists simultaneously, but without the limitation of time. 

I still have more questions about the sideways purgatory.  Christian seemed to imply that everything Jack experienced was real, which would include his purgatory experience.  Even if Jack's son was a prop, so to speak, he was still a major experience for Jack, just like Ben's purgatory experience with Alex and her mom.  It almost seems like they can seek more redemption in the sideways purgatory (if they want), before "feeling ready" to let go.  That would give their purgatory a little more meaning than a fake world filled with empty husks of people that are not real.  There were a lot of things that occurred in the purgatory world this season that seemed to have a lot of meaning to the characters. 

Actually, I was pretty sure Christian said that the self-created world was not real, but everything else was.  However, that doesn't mean it didn't have any impact for the characters.

No, he said it was all real. Everything from what had happened on the Island to what was happening in the church and the people who were there. Cuse and Lindelof have also clearly said that both realities were real.
4793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever had a knee injury? I could use some advice. on: May 25, 2010, 05:24:37 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on May 25, 2010, 05:16:01 PM

Whether it's $1200 necessary is debatebale.

Point.

Anyway, I left out an important detail about my own injury. I didn't have surgery to fix my ligaments, they healed on their own. The surgery was for some other damage in the joint that wasn't discovered until way after the injury itself. With damage to your ligaments you NEED focused exercising to become 100% again though, at least according to three different experts (the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery on me and two separate physiotherapists) who've treated me.
4794  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever had a knee injury? I could use some advice. on: May 25, 2010, 05:00:21 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on May 25, 2010, 04:56:50 PM

An MRI should not be necessary after 12 days.

By now a doctor should be able to tell with 95% certainty whether you tore the MCL just by manipulating the joint.  

The MRI is still necessary to tell if there is other kinds of damage that may not be obvious through such a procedure. There's a lot of subtle stuff that can go wrong in this particular joint.
4795  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever had a knee injury? I could use some advice. on: May 25, 2010, 04:56:32 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on May 25, 2010, 04:49:20 PM

Another point of contention for me is that my family has a HIGH rate of cancer. I try to avoid unnecessary X-Rays, MRIs, etc, whenever possible.

Quote from: TiLT on May 25, 2010, 04:49:12 PM

Trust me, you do NOT want to leave your knee's health to chance. Do whatever it takes to make sure it gets okay again. I tore two ligaments in my right knee last spring, and it made it impossible for me to run or jump this last year. I went through surgery last month to fix this, and it seems to have worked, but the process back to a fully working knee is still long and requires a lot of work. If I were to skip the physical exercises (a workout program set up specifically for me by an expert, with checkups every couple of weeks), I would never ever fully recover from my injury. Even when my knee feels fine in a couple of months, I will still have to exercise it regularly for it to stay that way.

The knee is one of the worst places on the body to be hurt where the damage isn't actually dangerous to your life. Don't take any chances.

If you don't mind my question, why did you wait a year for surgery?

Because it took a long while for the full extent of the damage to become obvious. The doctors originally thought it would heal through exercising alone, but that turned out to be wrong. Since I live in a country with free health care (two MRI scans, about half a dozen consultations with various doctors, surgery under full anesthesia and regular lookups by a physiotherapist cost me virtually nothing) the waiting is a little bit longer than it would be if I paid out my ears for the same treatment, at least for conditions that aren't life-threatening. They didn't discover that I would need surgery until this February, and the surgery was performed in April.
4796  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever had a knee injury? I could use some advice. on: May 25, 2010, 04:49:12 PM
Trust me, you do NOT want to leave your knee's health to chance. Do whatever it takes to make sure it gets okay again. I tore two ligaments in my right knee last spring, and it made it impossible for me to run or jump this last year. I went through surgery last month to fix this, and it seems to have worked, but the process back to a fully working knee is still long and requires a lot of work. If I were to skip the physical exercises (a workout program set up specifically for me by an expert, with checkups every couple of weeks), I would never ever fully recover from my injury. Even when my knee feels fine in a couple of months, I will still have to exercise it regularly for it to stay that way.

The knee is one of the worst places on the body to be hurt where the damage isn't actually dangerous to your life. Don't take any chances.
4797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 25, 2010, 03:52:50 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 25, 2010, 03:45:35 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 25, 2010, 03:30:57 PM

I remember reading using cheats disables achievements and saving while they're active.  at what point do you get this dreaded 'DeadEye 2.0'?  I just made it to Mexico via the raft.

Shortly.  You'll get it in less than an hour of reaching Mexico I'd say.

I think that's Dead Eye 3. I believe you get the second rank while you're still in the first area.
4798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 25, 2010, 10:26:19 AM
I've only run into two big bugs so far in the game, but they were both hugely annoying and seemed to require a restart to fix themselves. Both were related to my horse.

The first bug resulted in my horse always running away from me. If I whistled for it, it would run right past me and stop a few meters away. If I tried to approach it, it would try to keep that distance, never letting me get close enough to mount it. To actually mount it I had to try and intercept it whenever it ran past me and jump on it while running. Restarting restored its original behavior.

The next bug made it impossible for me to place a hogtied character on the horse. The option would simply never appear. The annoying part was that this happened just as I had cleared a camp of enemies and captured a live bounty, but since I couldn't place him on my horse I couldn't win the mission. Made doubly annoying by infinite spawns that kept bothering me as I tried to figure the bug out. Also required a restart, at which point things worked normally again.
4799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: May 25, 2010, 06:36:26 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 25, 2010, 06:26:51 AM

fun little discovery of the night: when holding down the left bumper for the weapons dial you can cycle through all the available weapons in a particular slot with left/right on the d-pad.

Try doing that while riding.

The game does point out this shortcut a few times, but it's easy to miss and impractical in most situations. I prefer to bring up the weapons menu and do a more relaxed selection.
4800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/24) on: May 25, 2010, 06:10:50 AM
Maybe Alpha Protocol if it gets good reviews.
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