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1321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FTL: Faster Than Light on: September 21, 2012, 03:57:26 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 21, 2012, 03:21:01 AM

This game is killing my sleep schedule. Also a couple mods are available. I just installed a mod that inserts the Firefly ship class "Serenity"

Where are you finding the mods?
1322  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 20, 2012, 10:52:05 PM
I've had one irritation with the save points. I was part way through a long story mission and had to leave, so I waited till I got to one of the save gizmos, then did a save & quit. When I loaded my Continue later on it took me back quite a ways in the mission, so I had to repeat about fifteen minutes. To avoid this happening again while I'm having dinner I've left my 360 on, which probably isn't good for it, but whatever.

Otherwise however I'm really liking the new changes in the game. I like the way you can tag what you're carrying with Favorite or Trash markers, that really helps. And I think the way they have integrated the Eridium system into the game works pretty well.
1323  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 20, 2012, 03:02:53 PM
"Hello, I'm jztemple2 and I'm a hoader."

"Hello jztemple2."

"I hoard things. I pick up every little thing I see and keep them in my backpack. When it's full I spend hours agonizing over what to keep and what to drop. Then I go home and agonize over whether to buy more space in my backpack or upgrade to carry more ammo."

"Ammo?"

"Yeah, you know, bullets, shells, grenades... stuff I might need at any time"

"Are you carrying that kind of stuff... now?"

"Of course! What to see?"

<room quickly empties>

1324  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 20, 2012, 02:54:08 PM

Quote from: Azhag on September 20, 2012, 02:50:20 PM

FIgured that out... what I haven't figured out is how to get to the enkindling place at the end....

Spoiler for Hiden:
That is a very, very long walk. You head west and south from the burning man, then curve to the east and actually cross the bridge over the path that you took heading south. It's very convoluted. You cannot take what appears to be the short way to the place because it's blocked by ice.
1325  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 20, 2012, 02:43:09 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 20, 2012, 01:11:26 PM

(you see a big "resist" pop off them when you shoot).

I really like that, it's a big help. Also, did BL1 show armor of enemies as a yellow bar, like in BL2 now? I don't think they did.
1326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 20, 2012, 12:54:56 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 20, 2012, 05:39:42 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 20, 2012, 05:01:33 AM

There is an apparent bug (at least in the 360 version) with the mission "Lighting the Match". A waypoint for the mission seems out of place. See spoiler below if you are stuck (I was):

Spoiler for Hiden:
The waypoint is supposed to indicate where to take Matchstick to hook him to a hoist at the "Dragon's Mouth". Trouble is, the waypoint appears to be at the wrong location, on a small patio overlooking the water. Where you want to go is all the way to the top deck of the ship above you. It's the same place you went to unlock Claptrap's boat, except it's in the bow of the ship, rather than the stern. It's a head scratcher, but maybe it's not a bug, maybe it's just a puzzle.

JZ, if you look closely at the marker on the map you'll see an up arrow in the middle of it. I thought the same thing when I got there.

Yup, I saw the arrow too and then spent the next several minutes trying to climb on to the roof of the little building! Roll Eyes Turns out if you jump just right you can fall all the way down to the sea. Did that too. eek
1327  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 20, 2012, 05:01:33 AM
There is an apparent bug (at least in the 360 version) with the mission "Lighting the Match". A waypoint for the mission seems out of place. See spoiler below if you are stuck (I was):

Spoiler for Hiden:
The waypoint is supposed to indicate where to take Matchstick to hook him to a hoist at the "Dragon's Mouth". Trouble is, the waypoint appears to be at the wrong location, on a small patio overlooking the water. Where you want to go is all the way to the top deck of the ship above you. It's the same place you went to unlock Claptrap's boat, except it's in the bow of the ship, rather than the stern. It's a head scratcher, but maybe it's not a bug, maybe it's just a puzzle.
1328  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 19, 2012, 05:34:27 PM
Potentially dumb question... If I have two weapons with roughly equal stats, but one is an fire and one is just plain, is there any reason to prefer the plain over the fire? I'm thinking the fire is a bonus, so otherwise it's comparing apples to apples. Is this true?
1329  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 19, 2012, 02:51:32 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 19, 2012, 02:11:49 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 19, 2012, 02:46:55 AM

I went back to complete a bonus mission before I moved on to Sanctuary and it must have run me almost an hour icon_eek. I won't spoil it, but I was pleased on how really well the layout was designed. What I wasn't so thrilled about was the apparent constant spawning enemies till I had killed the boss which then seemed to keep spawning for a while afterwards. Maybe I missed something in the mission. Anyway...


Can you fast travel back there once you get to Sanctuary?  I want to do the couple of side missions I still have in the area, but figured I could just warp back there once I got to Sanctuary.  Hopefully that is true.  If not then frown.

Yup, you can fast travel from Sanctuary to the places you have been, including your starting location and Southern Shelf.
1330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 19, 2012, 02:06:15 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 19, 2012, 02:01:24 PM

The only thing that annoys me about the game right now is the inventory screen.  Since I wasn't a fan of the first game's implementation of this function, that's no surprise.  However, on the PC I seem to be more annoyed with it.  And maybe it's just me but the inventory, journal, etc. all seem sort of washed out in appearance and the resolution seems oddly low. 

You aren't alone in this. In creating that 3D effect it seems to be fuzzy, plus at times my character is in front of some of the items. Maybe it looks better on the PC. Anyway, it's a nuisance rather than a problem.

I'm up to level 9 and having fun, although I can't even mention what so tickled me with having to use a lot of spoiler tags, so I'll wait until folks have gotten more into the game.

BTW, did anyone get the hardcover strategy guide?
1331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 19, 2012, 02:46:55 AM
I went back to complete a bonus mission before I moved on to Sanctuary and it must have run me almost an hour icon_eek. I won't spoil it, but I was pleased on how really well the layout was designed. What I wasn't so thrilled about was the apparent constant spawning enemies till I had killed the boss which then seemed to keep spawning for a while afterwards. Maybe I missed something in the mission. Anyway...

So far the game is fun. The icy environment is interesting and different, although not necessarily better than BL1. I like the new loot containers, especially the new "treasure chests"
Spoiler for Hiden:
a porta-potty. Cute

I'm not so keen on the new save points. The ones in BL1 really stood out, these seem to be harder to find.

I'm loving my new Sabre Turret. Seriously, I'm thinking of taking it out to the movies and dancing.

One note on something regarding shields we discussed before the game came out. I'll put it in spoilers but if you're playing Axton and are already at least a couple of hours in, you'll have come across this, but don't look if you want to be surprised:
Spoiler for Hiden:
I'm up to level eight and I have yet to come across a shield that regenerates health, so I'm opting for Axton's survival skill that adds health regen as a skill. I'll be kicking myself if I come across a shield later on that has this, but right now it's a literal lifesaver for my character.
1332  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 19, 2012, 01:08:52 AM
From the developer: Golden Keys - Important Details, Instructions and Information

What, you already used your Golden Key? Oops
crybaby
1333  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360, PS3, PC] F1 2012 on: September 19, 2012, 12:32:55 AM
Got F1 2012 for the 360 today. I'm taking a break from Borderlands 2 to peek at the game. It drops me into the Young Drivers Test, which I already did in the demo, but I'm doing it again with the Ferrari icon_biggrin. I want to have a look at the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin before I go back to BL2.
1334  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 18, 2012, 04:39:21 PM
I'm on Southern Shelf as Axton. I see loot on the upper outside levels of some buildings, but darn if I can figure out how to get up there to reach them. Is it possible that only some characters jump up high enough, or am I just not clever enough to figure out how to get up there?
1335  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 18, 2012, 04:01:50 PM
Did I miss something, or are there no longer levels for each type of weapon (SMG, pistol, etc) which rank up? Maybe this is replaced by the Badass rewards?
1336  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 on: September 18, 2012, 02:51:27 PM
Just got my 360 copy from my local Gamestop this morning. They said they had about 100 at the midnight launch (it's a small store in a small market, so that's a lot for them). At the rate they processed my order this morning those 100 must have been in line for a couple of hours.

And unlike the first game, I won't be doing co-op for the first play through. Since I was always the weakest of the coop group I basically just followed along and missed a lot of the nuances of the story. I'll wait till I get some time on the game.
1337  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FTL: Faster Than Light on: September 17, 2012, 10:12:22 PM
I've been playing on Easy, which isn't, but isn't as bad as Normal.  I just got to the Big Boss once again, and again got my ass kicked. I did do a bit better next time, but sheesh that sucker is awfully powerful icon_eek
1338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 17, 2012, 09:26:20 PM
I made plans to keep my schedule clear tomorrow, but now I do have to take my wife to a doctor's appointment. I don't mind of course... well, maybe just a little crybaby. She suggested that I might want to go to the midnight launch at my local Gamestop tonight to pick up the game so I can get in more play time tomorrow. That was a bit of a shock, since she always thought those midnight affairs were a bit silly for a man approaching sixty Roll Eyes. So, for those who have attended midnight launches at Gamestops, just how out of place would I be?
1339  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/17) on: September 17, 2012, 12:54:45 PM
Borderlands 2,  F1 2012, both for the 360.

1340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FTL: Faster Than Light on: September 16, 2012, 02:05:53 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 16, 2012, 02:01:44 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 15, 2012, 01:30:46 PM

I laid in bed last night thinking of alternative strategies to deal with intruders

Have you already tried venting their oxygen the same way you might fight a fire?  Fun stuff.

I'll have to try that.

I just had an unhappy first experience with my teleporter. I sent a guy over to the enemy ship but before I tried to get him back they offered to surrender and I accepted, then I couldn't figure out how to get him back before he died of lack of oxygen icon_frown. Is there some trick to bringing someone back on board, other than selecting the person, clicking the return button and selecting a compartment on your own ship? It's that last step that didn't seem to work for me. Any ideas?
1341  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FTL: Faster Than Light on: September 15, 2012, 01:30:46 PM
I laid in bed last night thinking of alternative strategies to deal with intruders and whether to spend my money on this system or that. It's one of those type games.

This morning I played some more. One good tip, don't spend your scrap until you check the Jump Map. I missed out on a chance to buy a couple of crewmen because I was in too much of a hurry and didn't wait to check the next store.

I've flown and lost four Kestrels in a row, but I've got an Engi right now, which seems to be a slightly better ship. I'm doing decently, but I've reached that point where I'm reluctant to jump to a new system because it might just be the one that kills me paranoid
1342  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FTL: Faster Than Light on: September 15, 2012, 03:13:26 AM
I got this through Steam and have been playing it for an hour. It really is addicting nod.

UPDATE: I've played it for a couple more hours and am still enjoying it. I saw over on the Steam Game Chat a lot of whining about it being boring or a rip off. I got a little irritated so I posted the following:
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I wondering if some folks aren't understanding the concept of a $10 game. It's not going to be a massively deep game with tons of unique maps and situations. Certainly there's going to be some repetition, but it's unlikely that you'll come across the same scenario with exactly the same ship/crew/weapon loadout as before. It's like playing Monopoly, the rules, board and situations repeat, but it's the combination of many factors that make each game different.

Sid Meier once said (I paraphrase) that a good game gives players interesting decisions. FTL gives me those decisions in what I spend my scrap (IE money) for each time I can. I also get decision points when in a battle I have to decide where to allocate my power and where I move my people. Sure, we can all imagine how the game could be fleshed out with many more options and situations, but it would be more expensive and require a lot more development and money and backing and the publishers would look at it and say "It's not the next Call of Duty, why should we put money into this?". Be thankful that there are these little guys who put out cool little games.

Maybe I went a little overboard, but sheesh, for less than the price of going to the movies you get some great entertainment. I'm happy that I got it. nod
1343  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FTL: Faster Than Light on: September 15, 2012, 12:07:19 AM
Review from True PC Gaming (never heard of them, btw).

I won't copy the whole review, but here's something:

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Conclusion – Is It Worth The Money?

Yes, it is. Sometimes that’s all that needs to be said.

OK, so maybe a bit more:

Quote
FTL is a game that does not look real; its programmer pixel art won’t be the thing that draws you in. But it feels real; it feels like what you’d imagine controlling a vessel struggling to survive in deep space to be like. It asks you to make hard decisions at every turn, to take risks in hopes of greater rewards.
1344  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FTL: Faster Than Light on: September 14, 2012, 11:48:24 PM

Quote from: Crawley on September 14, 2012, 11:44:20 PM

I sent my big marine bitch

Water dog?
1345  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FTL: Faster Than Light on: September 14, 2012, 11:04:53 PM
Woop woop woop!  The game has been released on Steam! The game has been released on Steam!
 

It's also available from their website and from GOG.
 
1346  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 13, 2012, 11:43:40 PM
Here's something else to fill the time till Tuesday... BORDERLANDS 2 RAP
1347  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360, PS3, PC] F1 2012 on: September 13, 2012, 08:39:08 PM

Quote from: Greggy_D on September 13, 2012, 08:12:26 PM

Anyone want to go in on the 2-pack PC version of this?  Steam has it for $74.99 for 2 copies vs. $44.99 for a single copy.

Sorry, my rig won't run it worth a darn, so I'm getting the 360 version.

I did break down and play the demo, which shows off two new features. One is the Young Drivers Test, a series of tutorial films and lessons to try. Only day one of the two days is in the demo, the second day apparently consists of dry and wet running.

The other is the Season Challenge. This feature bridges the gap between running single races and the full twenty race Career season. It has in the demo just one race at Monza, with single lap qualifying and then a shortened race. Supposed there are ten races in the Season Challenge. An interesting twist is that before the start of the challenge you pick a rival driver and each race you try to do better than him. The uber players can go against Vettel or Hamilton; me, I'm just trying to beat Karthikeyan nod
1348  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 13, 2012, 03:39:59 AM
I've been playing BL1 with my sniper on a second play-through. I stacked up all my Skag Valley missions and went in there and just cleaned the place out icon_biggrin. I sure am going to miss my Bloodwing crybaby
1349  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MechWarrior Tactics - (FTP) Turn Based Strategy Mech Game on: September 12, 2012, 04:17:09 AM
Hmm, maybe this might be interesting. Makes me think of my old Titans of Steel which I still play now and again.
1350  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 12, 2012, 04:11:36 AM

Quote from: naednek on September 12, 2012, 04:09:32 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 11, 2012, 10:32:45 PM

not really leaked when it was being played during Sunday's NFL games...

Really? Wonder what all the non-gamers made of it.
1351  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 11, 2012, 10:32:45 PM
Borderlands 2 Live-Action Ad Leaked.
1352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 11, 2012, 09:22:52 PM
Just got my copy of the October Gameinformer in the mail. They reviewed BL2 and give it a 9.75. Seven more days to go nod
1353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 10, 2012, 07:42:46 PM
BL2 online Skilltree Builder direct link.

I noticed under Axton that in the Survival branch of the skills in the first level there is a skill called Preparation. If you spent points there, a full charged Shield will regenerate Health. Is this new to BL2? I don't remember having this option in BL1, but maybe I missed it. In BL1 I was always switching between health generating shields and one with more capacity.
1354  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360, PS3, PC] F1 2012 on: September 10, 2012, 07:29:52 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 10, 2012, 07:13:09 PM

I will certainly give the demo a try i have not played a F1 game since the PS3 only version(which i didn't like),but still hold fond memories of the N64 version

I had got the two previous editions of Codemaster's F1 game and was very pleased. As a forty year fan of F1 (OMG! it's 42 actually) I'm deeply into the technical side of the series and Codemasters really does a great job on this. Last year's game had KERS and DRS that were so well implemented that as a player I could actually sense the difference not only in performance, but in the environment of the car. Tire selection is well modeled, weather is awesome (Monaco in the rain!) and the range of assists allows the game to be adaptable to players of all skill levels. My only complaint, really more of a "I wish this was in the game", is that they only include the tracks from the current year in the game. I'd even pay for DLC if I could add tracks like Turkey that were in the past two editions but aren't in 2012.
1355  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360, PS3, PC] F1 2012 on: September 10, 2012, 07:10:20 PM
The demo for the 360 version is out now, the PC demo is scheduled for tomorrow the 11th and the PS3 demo for the day after, the 12th. I'm not bothering with the demo since I have it pre-ordered. I post this info because I'm not sure which system the one other person on the forum has who is interested in this game  icon_wink
1356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 09, 2012, 04:07:34 PM

Quote from: Misguided on September 09, 2012, 04:01:22 PM

Another example: Axton has a skill that boosts damage using guns without elemental effects (hello, Jakobs).

This is an area I never did get a grip on in the first game, when to switch to corrosive, shock, fire, explosive or plain weapons. I checked the wiki, looked at the forums, but in the end I always felt I was just guessing. I might end up getting the strategy guide for BL2 to see if this would help.
1357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: September 08, 2012, 01:20:46 AM
Thankfully my year old computer will run this fine.

I have promised myself I will NOT watch any more of the preview videos. I'm getting concerned that I'm going to burn out on this game with still a month to go.

Now I just have to get everyone to pre-order on Steam so the Civ V reward is unlocked. Let's get to it people!
1358  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 08, 2012, 12:04:38 AM
If you needed anything else to occupy your time till release, now Gearbox has posted this: Borderlands 2 Skill Tree Builder is now live!.
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http://www.borderlands2.com/us/#characters
You can now plan out your characters!
Follow the link above then click on each character and then "Skill Tree" to open up each builder.

Fun!

1359  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Borderlands 2 - Borderlands Demade Time Killer! on: September 07, 2012, 08:54:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 07, 2012, 08:53:01 PM

dammit, must stay strong.....

Give in, Pandora awaits... and it's shipping in less than two weeks. You'll need something to do till October anyway icon_lol
1360  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Forza Horizon on: September 07, 2012, 01:47:09 AM
Very long article on some more obscure aspects of Forza Horizon. Barns, rubber banding, that sort of thing  icon_biggrin
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