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241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: August 11, 2014, 02:34:02 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 11, 2014, 02:23:35 PM

I went with a battlemage and a wayfarer as my two characters to avoid the cliche have one ranged guy and one melee guy.

However, they're inordinately weak in combat and have very few options spell/skill wise. I found a level 3 NPC and he had a host of more capable spells and such.

Did I just pick weak classes?

You should have found another party member in the town, so the two main characters and two NPC party members.  You'll also need to buy some spell/skill books.

The problem with hybrid classes is you need to spread your stats when really you'll want to focus your mage on int, and not have to worry about con/str.  But keep in mind you're not that gimped as starting classes just set your starting skills stats, you can easily move from Battlemage to pure mage, heck you could make him a thief if you want if start setting skill points and stats early enough.  Late game there is a full respec available as well.
242  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: August 10, 2014, 03:43:12 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 10, 2014, 03:31:24 PM

I've spent about 5 hours in this game and I'm pretty sure it's not for me.

I am very very VERY bored at this point and the first quest is less than interesting as far as I'm concerned. Not really interested in running from building to building and searching every crate and basket for obscure clues about a quest I care very little about.

There's not enough combat and I'm finding the dialogue between party members confusing especially when i make them disagree and we have to do the RPS.

Sooo.  Unless there's a huge uptick in combat (lots of the fights are too hard too at this point) I guess I'm still looking for that game to tide me over until Divinity.


There is a ton of combat in the game.  Get the quests from the head of the town guard and exit the city to the east.
243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 04, 2014, 06:56:20 PM

Quote
Random GUARDIANS thought: In many (good) ways, it's about as indebted to FIREFLY/SERENITY as it is to the look/feel of other Marvel Movies.

I actually think more Farscape than Firefly.
244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/04) on: August 04, 2014, 06:09:51 PM
FYI, The Swapper is a fantastic game.  If you missed it on PC last year check it out.
245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 04, 2014, 04:27:44 PM
Yeah the moon line was cut in the beta.
246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 04, 2014, 01:36:55 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 04, 2014, 12:49:47 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 04, 2014, 04:26:20 AM

Almost wish they had kept the bad voice over so I could fight through a campy moon wizard MST3000 voice over.

I only played the beta but I thought they did...keep the bad voice over.  I've never seen dinklage in anything (and I had to be told it was his voice), but he's terrible in Destiny.
He's actually a fantastic actor.  He's great on Game of Thrones, but also in movies like The Station Agent.

In regards to the VO, in the beta they cut some lines from the Alpha and added a filter to make him sound more synthetic that wasn't present in the Alpha.
247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 02, 2014, 08:53:36 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 02, 2014, 12:30:43 AM



Gamora.  I honestly didn't think Saldana could pull it off, but she did.  

Nebula.  I love Karen Gillan as much as any red blooded male.  But for some reason her character was never terribly believable for me.  


For me it was the inverse.  I was kind of expecting Karen to not fit but thought she was great, while Zoe fell flat.

248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: August 02, 2014, 03:25:20 AM
Hunter x Hunter has been added to Netflix, you should watch it.
249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: August 02, 2014, 03:25:05 AM
Hunter x Hunter has been added to Netflix, you should watch it.
250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 31, 2014, 08:18:01 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 31, 2014, 08:06:11 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 31, 2014, 07:54:02 PM

it's not a calculator in any way, but it is a character planner

How so?  It didn't seem that there was branches to the powers. You got what you got when you got it. Did I miss this customization capability?

Many of the skills are only one per column, so even after you unlock the next you aren't necessarily unlocking and upgrade but rather another choice.
251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 31, 2014, 04:33:31 PM
Here's a skill chart/calculator for classes.
http://www.destinydb.com/calculator/talents#McvcFDn8
252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 31, 2014, 02:16:56 AM
Some details about the endgame content
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFRQlCX3Ygs
253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: July 30, 2014, 05:47:01 PM
Knack seems like the most likely candidate for first $60 at launch to hit plus.
254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: July 30, 2014, 02:56:46 PM
Infamous is a good buy.  If you have plus be sure to grab Strider and Towerfall while you can before they cycle out.  Towerfall I think would be fun to play with the kids and supports 4 players, though you will need to grab some controllers.  There's a few other indie games that might be worth checking out that are download only on the digital store.  A lot of other stuff is multiplatform and crossgen so not sure what you may or may not have played.
255  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 30, 2014, 02:10:52 PM
Looking at the photomode pics people are putting up and it's really tempting me to grab it again despite having a bunch of other unfinished games to play...
256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: July 30, 2014, 11:37:49 AM
Latency is as/more important than bandwidth for that service.
257  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: July 29, 2014, 07:02:51 PM
It's spreading
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2014/07/28/tempe-man-with-rifle-arrested-at-sky-harbor-abrk/13297867/?hootPostID=7584499b8042f4b7d9d7a72d7459652f
258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 28, 2014, 03:20:10 PM
I'm fully on board, but was since the alpha so haven't had as much new to say.

I think that I will go Warlock first with the retail release. There was a moment during the moon mission that pretty much cemented it. When I opened the doors to the temple and got rushed by all the melee enemies I did a slow glide jump backwards and killed them all from the air as I hovered away (I really should have saved it as a clip, but I wasn't thinking). Just something that you can't do with the Hunter's double jump, though the Titan sort of has a similar jump skill. Granted it would have probably made me a sitting duck in PvP but in PvE it was pretty awesome.
259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Gear Up and Robocraft on: July 27, 2014, 03:22:02 AM
Kind of looks like a fuller featured Think Tanks or maybe even Tanaurs, who else remembers that game?
260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 26, 2014, 11:19:50 PM

Quote from: msduncan on July 26, 2014, 08:13:49 PM


Graphical differences between PS4 and Xbone?     Deciding which to preorder.

If only there was a website dedicated to this sort of thing Tongue

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-vs-destiny-xbox-one-beta

TLDR, basically on par, XB1 beta is only 900p but supposed to be 1080p at launch, some very minor gui enhancements on PS4.
261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 26, 2014, 05:00:19 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 23, 2014, 06:42:49 PM

Just watched the first episode of Trigrun and it didn't grab me... Will give it a few more episodes


Btw, my favorite anime is Fist of the North Star, The Guyver &  Ninja Scroll.  Love Ninja Scroll

Also FYI Legend of the Dark King is on Crunchyroll, this is a Fist of the North Star series and documents Raoh's rise to power.
262  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 24, 2014, 06:39:54 PM
They are streaming multiplayer on PS4 right now
http://www.twitch.tv/naughtydog
263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 24, 2014, 03:26:26 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 24, 2014, 03:11:00 PM

is the stun just a factor of some damage cutoff per enemy?

I'm not sure.  It always takes a bit to figure out what the math really does behind the scenes in these games, seems like it's never exactly straightforward.
264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 24, 2014, 02:40:41 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 24, 2014, 02:31:15 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 24, 2014, 02:03:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 24, 2014, 12:53:53 PM


7. At one point I entered a room on the first mission and there was a gaggle of '??' level monsters and they ripped me apart in about 2 seconds.  How did that happen? Did I do something wrong?


The ?? means they are way higher level than you.  Your ability to do damage is based on your level discrepancy as well as your weapon's Attack value.  I think they sort of botch the weapon stats page as from what I can tell by hovering over stuff, Impact is the damage per shot, but generally people instinctively are looking at that giant number which is the weapons ability to damage higher level enemies.  It's weird, and I don't understand all the interplay there yet.

I don't get the feeling that's what impact is at all, seems to me the number IS attack damage and impact is hit stun.  With a high impact weapon you can stun lock an enemy.  There is also an upgrade on some weapons that says 'increase attack damage' and it only affects the number rating, not the bars

Hover over the stats.
This is basically what they say when you do
Attack : allows your weapon to damage 'higher level enemies'
Impact: "damage each round" inflicts.
265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 24, 2014, 02:20:23 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 24, 2014, 02:11:19 PM

One more question:

Now that I've completed the first mission. What if I play with a friend who hasn't. Do i need to be on his fire team to do his version of the mission? or can he be on mine and I go with him?


You can rerun missions whenever, as well as adjust their level somewhat.  In the beta missions seem to be offered at 2 level settings.  If you want to play together though you need to be in a fireteam.
266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Shades of Grey on: July 24, 2014, 02:17:43 PM
I feel like Secretary did this all better as well as having the male lead be named Grey over ten years ago.
267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 24, 2014, 02:03:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 24, 2014, 12:53:53 PM


7. At one point I entered a room on the first mission and there was a gaggle of '??' level monsters and they ripped me apart in about 2 seconds.  How did that happen? Did I do something wrong?


The ?? means they are way higher level than you.  Your ability to do damage is based on your level discrepancy as well as your weapon's Attack value.  I think they sort of botch the weapon stats page as from what I can tell by hovering over stuff, Impact is the damage per shot, but generally people instinctively are looking at that giant number which is the weapons ability to damage higher level enemies.  It's weird, and I don't understand all the interplay there yet.
268  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 23, 2014, 11:25:33 PM

Quote from: Montag on July 23, 2014, 11:13:36 PM


Full Metal Alchemist - some on Netflix


I believe both FMA, and FMA:Brotherhood are on Netflix.  Brotherhood is a remake with proper manga ending, as FMA caught up and surpassed it and went in its own direction.   So they are sort of the same show up to a point where they diverge.
269  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 23, 2014, 11:20:45 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on July 23, 2014, 11:04:34 PM


Aldnoah.Zero I liked the first two episodes, and can't wait to see the third tonight.

Episode three is what cemented the series for me, be sure to watch the post credits!
270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 23, 2014, 07:22:39 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 23, 2014, 06:42:49 PM

Just watched the first episode of Trigrun and it didn't grab me... Will give it a few more episodes


Btw, my favorite anime is Fist of the North Star, The Guyver &  Ninja Scroll.  Love Ninja Scroll

Check out Sword of the Stranger if you like Ninja Scroll.

Have you watched Samurai Champloo?  It's not really like those but it's a solid series, has a Cowboy Bepop feel to it.  Mugen is a lot like Spike.
271  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 23, 2014, 04:13:07 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 22, 2014, 11:16:30 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 22, 2014, 11:13:11 PM

installing on XB1 now, gonna stream and play hunter when it's done.  www.harkonis.com

going warlock myself

Warlock has arguably the best jump skill, but it is the trickiest to use at first.  It's not hard, so much as counterintuitive to how
we normally expect them to work.  You have to double tap quickly to gain any real height, as opposed to the Hunter or Titan where it behaves more how you would classically expect.  With the Warlock if you hit jump again at the apex of your jump it doesn't do much for you.
272  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 23, 2014, 04:01:45 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 23, 2014, 03:38:00 PM

Do yourself a favor and watch Sword Art Online, season 1. It's a great anime that explores what happens if you trap people in a VR MMO, including PK and real death situations.

On that note I'd strongly recommend Log Horizon (on Crunchyroll).  It's another trapped in an MMO anime, but focuses heavily on guild politics and MMO combat roles/strategy, as well as figuring out how the rules of the game actually work now with them in it.  One thing I like quite a bit is that they don't go to the "die in the game die in real life" trope like Sword Art does.   There is definitely a death penalty though and it is a heavy one and IMO is far more interesting that that trope.
273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PS3/360/PC] Battlefield: Hardline on: July 22, 2014, 09:07:22 PM
Delayed
http://blogs.battlefield.com/2014/07/bfh-will-launch-2015/?utm_campaign=bf-social-us-socom-tw-bfh-release-update-072214-tw-prev-site-ramp&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&sourceid=bf-social-us-socom-tw-bfh-release-update-072214-tw-prev-site-ramp&cid=23523&ts=1406060297497
274  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 22, 2014, 06:26:11 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on July 22, 2014, 06:22:01 PM


Bubblegum Crisis on Netflix - old school 80's anime that is vaguely inspired by Blade Runner

Is that the original series or the remake?
275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 22, 2014, 06:08:34 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 22, 2014, 06:05:24 PM

I'll be following this thread, but if you post about an anime can you at least share which service it's on.  I tend to stay away from Hulu

Alndoah Zero, Hunter X Hunter, Argevollen, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Broken Blade, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, and Valvrave are all on Crunchyroll.  They may be on other services as well.

Kill La Kill is on pretty much everything I think.
276  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anime thread of anime on: July 22, 2014, 05:49:47 PM
Kill La Kill is my favorite anime in years.  Jimmy you should check out the three mecha animes I listed above.  Broken Blade (aka Break Blade) is more of a miniseries with 6 one hour episodes and is complete.  Aldnoah and Argevollen just got started airing a few weeks ago.

Also for Gundam style mecha there was Valvrave but it didn't quite click for me.

Oh, another decent mecha show was Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet.  I enjoyed this but it's a bit lighter on the combat and is more about the situation and world  the characters are in than mech battles.
277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anime thread of anime on: July 22, 2014, 04:08:46 PM
There's a lot of anime talk in the Netflix thread, and there's quite a few shows that they don't carry so we probably should have an anime thread.

There are few avenues for anime right now
Netflix and Hulu both have decent anime selections.  If you are looking for simulcast as well as a back catalog Crunchyroll is pretty good.  Funimation is another site that runs simulcasts as well as has a back catalog.

Lately I've been watching Hunter x Hunter, JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, and very recently Argevollen and Aldnoah Zero.

Hunter x Hunter is well established now and is nearing the end of its run as is at 138 episodes.  This is a Shounen like Bleach or Naruto but does subvert a lot of tropes along the way.  I definitely recommend checking it out.

Jojo's is probably best known from the fighting games, and is a fun ride.  It follows a different generation each story arc.  It gets off to a somewhat shakey start
as the first story arc is kind of ok but once we get to his grand son's story in arc 2 it really takes off and becomes a wild ride.

Argevollen is, kind of a disappointment.    Basically a cross between a super robot and a mecha anime.  The mecha are very battletech so I had high hopes but the plot hasn't really done much yet and and several small things annoy me such as there being no flying units of any kinds (not even fighter planes) but these mechs are all highly sophisticated, and it's never explained as to why.   The first episode has the good guys defending a wall and the enemy introduces their new super units that can...jump.  At least in something like Broken Blade where this is also the case it's in a world where the mechs are powered by magic and it's a lot easier to swallow.
On that note Broken Blade is worth a watch.

Lastly, Aldnoah Zero,  which is another mecha show.  This though seems to be the real deal and the first three episodes have been fantastic.  A conflict between earth and a Mars colony where the Mars colony has found ancient alien tech that far outclasses anything Earth has.  Here we have Earths heroes fighting with smart tactics to try and overcome a vastly superior Martian force.  They also make some reveals that I feel other shows would have dragged out for an entire season.  A note about this show specifically, they have already had some very important stuff happen post credits, so be sure to watch past those as they aren't just episode previews.
278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 21, 2014, 08:09:44 PM
I really can't decide if I want to go Hunter or Warlock when the game launches.  I think I like the Warlock super better, but I do love that throwing dagger the hunter gets.   The level 15 Bladedancer Hunter subclass looks pretty awesome too from looking at the skill tree.
279  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Hark! on: July 18, 2014, 02:10:26 PM
Happy Birthday.
280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/18/14 on: July 18, 2014, 02:08:10 PM
Divinity and Destiny.
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