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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 25, 2014, 03:57:57 PM
PSA: Apparently you can reroll your queen missions as much as you want by returning to orbit.  If you want to cheese them, reroll until you're given that easy early Restoration mission on earth.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 25, 2014, 02:00:49 PM
I think the Rotten Tomatoes aggregation approach works much better than the Metacritic approach, but I think even that approach would have the same problem with niche games.

If I ever peek at metacritic for a game, I always at least look at the one line review summaries in addition to the big score number.  Just like a product on Amazon may have low ratings because "the shipping took too long and I ordered the wrong thing", you have to watch out for metacritic reviews like "I can't believe they didn't implement <feature that obviously doesn't belong in that kind of game>!"
123  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Star Realms on: September 25, 2014, 01:51:16 PM
I really like how they managed to make you want a balance of both types of resources.  In Ascension I generally feel like I want to focus on one or the other, even with some of the expansions that tried to address that issue.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 25, 2014, 01:17:23 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on September 25, 2014, 10:50:38 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 24, 2014, 09:19:22 PM

Hark, here's the video on farming for chests on Mars (insert Total Recall 3-boob joke).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLNC-VqAMKw

Look up Loot Cave Farming, great for ingram farming.

He was specifically in need of Mars metal, which comes pretty quick in that chest loop.  Also comes in handy for the exotic bounty that needs you to find something in a Mars chest.

And I guess while I'm fielding calls as Hark's personal assistant...

Quote from: Turtle on September 23, 2014, 12:33:13 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 23, 2014, 10:53:24 AM


Nice. Were you playing a Titan? Not sure if the other classes have as much force behind hits, or if it was just because he was airborne.

Hark attacked with the Bladedancer special attack.  There's not usually that much knockback, so I think the bad guy being airborne did have something to do with it.

Quote from: Mike from Bend Oregon on September 23, 2014, 10:55:55 AM

Hark, how do you type with boxing gloves on?
head—hit—keyboard
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 24, 2014, 09:19:22 PM
Hark, here's the video on farming for chests on Mars (insert Total Recall 3-boob joke).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLNC-VqAMKw
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 24, 2014, 05:58:47 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 24, 2014, 05:55:21 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 24, 2014, 05:10:44 PM

Bat signal out:  I'd really love to do some Queen's Kill Order missions tonight if someone's up for helping me.  I was able to sneak in enough playtime yesterday to grind out three Queen bounties so I'm excited to get my first legendary equipment.

I also finally got my first exotic bounty yesterday.  I had my choice of the fusion rifle, the pulse rifle, and the machine gun.  I went with the MG since I don't care for fusion rifles and Hark seemed to hate the pulse rifle, but the first step of my bounty is to farm chests on Mars and I haven't even gotten to Venus in the storyline yet.   retard   

I'm happy to do some although I'm guessing you are playing late eastern time.

Yeah, have houseguests and other craziness right now, so I usually can't get on until past midnight eastern.  There's a slight chance I'll be able to sneak some time in in the early afternoon today, though.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 24, 2014, 05:10:44 PM
Bat signal out:  I'd really love to do some Queen's Kill Order missions tonight if someone's up for helping me.  I was able to sneak in enough playtime yesterday to grind out three Queen bounties so I'm excited to get my first legendary equipment.

I also finally got my first exotic bounty yesterday.  I had my choice of the fusion rifle, the pulse rifle, and the machine gun.  I went with the MG since I don't care for fusion rifles and Hark seemed to hate the pulse rifle, but the first step of my bounty is to farm chests on Mars and I haven't even gotten to Venus in the storyline yet.   retard   
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 24, 2014, 04:43:33 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 24, 2014, 04:39:56 PM

So I was looking at my character and I am suddenly 22.  Looks like all my equipment gained 2 Light somehow.  Anyone know how?

Did you upgrade your equipment recently?  Those upgrades often also upgrade the light level.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 24, 2014, 02:22:31 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 24, 2014, 02:08:53 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 24, 2014, 01:54:58 PM

It just occurred to me that this game has built in powerlevelling for your other two classes.  Since equipment isn't soulbound, you can just set aside some hand-me-downs from your main and instantly level up your alts from 20 to a level almost as high as your main.

I guess they want the players to spend most of their time in the endgame 20+ content, but it still seems a little contrary for a treadmill levelling game to give such big treadmill shortcuts.

Isn't gear class specific?

Maybe for the highfalutin purple equipped elite like you!  Paupers like me with blue equipment don't have that inconvenience yet.  I'd cry for you, but I already shed all my tears for Hark having the inconvenience of too many exotic bounties at once. ; )

(I just looked at your equipment and your Future War Cult helmet is your only armor item that's not class specific.)
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Freaky Floating Hat Performance on: September 24, 2014, 01:58:38 PM
If you look closely you can see that there are a half dozen small birds flapping their wings inside the hat.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 24, 2014, 01:56:29 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 23, 2014, 07:27:07 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 23, 2014, 11:59:20 AM

so the Queen's bounites equals

Kill 20 Guardians with headshots with a Handcannon
Kill 20 Guardians with headshots with a Scout Riflt
Collect items from Fallen
Run two strikes and kill specific mobs

So, after all this is done a special mission is supposed to open?

It looks like you have to earn a certain amount of queen's favor. I'm hoping they refresh tomorrow so I can ignore the headshot ones.

You'll be happy to know that there's a new headshot bounty for the queen today!
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 24, 2014, 01:54:58 PM
It just occurred to me that this game has built in powerlevelling for your other two classes.  Since equipment isn't soulbound, you can just set aside some hand-me-downs from your main and instantly level up your alts from 20 to a level almost as high as your main.

I guess they want the players to spend most of their time in the endgame 20+ content, but it still seems a little contrary for a treadmill levelling game to give such big treadmill shortcuts.

On another note:  What the hell do I spend my glimmer on after level 20?  Buy lots of ships?  It seems like all the purchasable equipment upgrades cost marks instead of glimmer.

On another another note: Holy hell is the Bladedancer's blink teleport disorienting.  I'm trying to get used to it due to its great potential in combat, but when I'm aiming for one place and end up teleporting myself onto some random other ledge or teleport my face into a wall, it can almost be nauseating.  I've tried some "clever" moves like teleporting behind someone so I could spin around and backstab them, only to just spin around ineffectually trying to find them after the teleport.  I've also had some really impressive moments of teleporting out of the map boundaries that I'm sure will make the highlight reel.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 24, 2014, 01:39:42 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 24, 2014, 12:53:32 PM

How do I join one of the crucible guilds? Visited one yesterday and there was no prompt

Look for the Warlock armband for sale at the faction of your choice.  There should be two options, I think 2500 glimmer each.  If you didn't have that much cash on hand, they'd be greyed out like the other items and easy to overlook.  Bear in mind that you don't need to join a faction.  Levelling up the default Vanguard and Crucible factions also gets you good stuff. 

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Where are the daily missions found?
On the ship travel screen, you'll see some icons on the left side that indicate the daily and weekly things you have available.  Not all of them open up right at 20, IIRC.

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In the crucible, when melee is fully charged is it a one hit kill?  (I'm a warlock)  I seem to go down alot even with fully charged shields from melee hits.
I don't know about Warlocks, but with Bladedancer the charged melee ability is only a guaranteed one hit kill if I take the backstabby ability and do indeed stab from behind.  I'm 73% sure that the Titan shoulder charge is the only melee attack that's a one hit kill from the front on a full health target (aside from activated special abilities).

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What does energy drain do practically in the MP?
Looks like it makes your grenades recharge faster, increases your movement speed, heals you, or reduces your super cooldown, depending on the modifier you have selected.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on: September 24, 2014, 01:32:35 AM
Do the old toys still work with the new game?
135  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Blizzard's Next MMO: Titan on: September 23, 2014, 06:25:34 PM
It's dead, Jim.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 23, 2014, 12:32:51 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 23, 2014, 12:28:28 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 23, 2014, 01:53:57 AM

Quote from: ATB on September 22, 2014, 10:44:52 PM

I've redeemed a few.  I mean  you don't really need that good of gear to play the SP.

this isn't exactly true if you're pushing yourself.

Not sure what this means.

Yesterday I played some single player and cranked the difficulty up to 20 (I'm currently 22) and some parts at the end gave me a run for my money.  Died a few times and had to change up my tactics and play smarter.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 22, 2014, 09:37:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 22, 2014, 08:28:34 PM

So i've been saving my engrams until i hit level 20.

Should I wait longer (I'm now at 18) or is 20 the magic time to do it?

At 20 will give you items that will last you longer, but you shouldn't be afraid to use them to improve slots that are lacking.  Despite all the jokes, loot does keep coming in even if it doesn't feel like a glorious avalanche, so even the best stuff you get from the pile you're saving probably won't last you all that long.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 22, 2014, 07:53:36 PM
Here's a chart from reddit on engram odds:

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GREEN ENGRAM RARITY:
White: 68 \ 23.45%
Green: 201 \ 69.31%
Blue: 21 \ 7.24%
Purple: 0
Yellow: 0

BLUE ENGRAM RARITY:
White: 0
Green: 53 \ 21.2%
Blue: 186 \ 74.4%
Purple: 11 \ 4.4%
Yellow: 0

PURPLE ENGRAM RARITY:
White: 0
Green: 2 \ 3.64%
Blue: 33 \ 60%
Purple: 19 \ 34.55%
Yellow: 1 \ 1.82%

More often than not, your purple engram is going to turn into a blue.
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I have a pretty cool boss on: September 22, 2014, 02:01:47 PM
That's adorable that he just decided the PS4 version was probably the right one.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 22, 2014, 01:00:10 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 22, 2014, 05:10:12 AM


Nice touch having someone stand right in front of your scope at the end
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 20, 2014, 11:44:56 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 20, 2014, 07:57:37 PM

First light is either the worst map i've ever played evar or i'm doing something wrong.

Just get mauled no matter what i do.

It is indeed my least favorite map.  I'd recommend avoiding A as much as possible; I don't think it's particularly fun to assault or to guard.  Guarding B can be fun to guard since it's so vulnerable.  If you like sniping, there are plenty of places to snipe or countersnipe. 
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 20, 2014, 05:51:45 AM
Sorry I had to bail without a word tonight -- have some crazy family medical stuff going on these days and had to go run to help out with a situation.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2014, 05:41:27 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 19, 2014, 04:46:10 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 19, 2014, 04:11:41 PM

YOu can switch between subclasses at will.

Okay let me ask this:

So I'm level 15 and a level 0 whatever the 2nd class is for warlock. Do I continue to unlock abilities only as I level? So level 16 before I get the next thing and level 17 before I get the next?

Or is it just based on experience acquired?

Are you mostly playing PvE or PvP?  In PvP, you're for the most part good to go as soon as you unlock your grenade, your double jump, and your super, and you can get all those unlocked pretty quickly if you do what Scaper said and jump-start the subclass with some bounty turn-ins.  Obviously things will be even merrier the more skills you have unlocked, but I'll have fun in PvP as long as I have those basic 3 abilities available.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2014, 01:09:23 PM
Also, your other two classes now have their 2nd subclass unlocked from the start.

Soul!!  *Fist Shaking*
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 18, 2014, 07:00:16 PM
I haven't noticed my 4S being any slower since the upgrade.  I did experience slowness last year when I did the iOS 7 upgrade, but disabling things like the zoom and parallax resolved that for me.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 18, 2014, 06:48:54 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 18, 2014, 06:42:58 PM

I think I asked this dumb question before  icon_redface -- I haven't moved from one iPhone to another before (the 5 was my first smartphone purchase in fall 2012). I'm on Verizon Wireless.

Beyond activating the iPhone 6 and synching via iTunes to get my 5's data onto it, do I need to do anything else with the iPhone 5 before resetting it to factory condition? I'm planning to send it in to Gazelle for Amazon credit.

Be sure to deactivate any authenticators you may have, like the one for Blizzard games.  It can sometimes be a huge pain to get that sorted out if you don't do the deactivation.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 18, 2014, 04:42:44 PM
Is occasional loot farming a recommended activity or just something for the obsessed to do?
148  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: The forums - how can we improve the experience? on: September 18, 2014, 03:14:18 PM
I think it's a love/hate feature, but I'd really welcome some of those of agree/like buttons to react to posts. In some of our quieter threads where people are reading but don't have anything to contribute, it would be nice for a poster see their post get some reaction button presses to know they're not talking to themself.
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 18, 2014, 04:31:39 AM
So... I think Apple is trying to tell me to upgrade my 4S to one with a bigger screen:



The area bracketed in red is how much of a forum I now see when I'm writing a post.  This is using the Chrome app and the new default Apple keyboard.  In that screenshot, I'm responding to a big quote tree and already have several lines of my own text entered.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Moving into my house this weekend. on: September 17, 2014, 07:32:28 PM
I think he sounds more afraid of home ownership than the move itself.  

If you're afraid of home repairs, check out this thread from Teggy asking for advice on tools and items every home owner should have.

If you're afraid of paying for home repairs, be sure to set aside money every month for the home repair fund.  Expect that you're going to have to pay for stuff now, rather than hoping it doesn't and then having to scramble to find funds

If you're afraid of the mountain of paperwork of home purchasing, be sure to save all your receipts! Get ready for itemizing your tax return if you've never done it before, because from here on out it will probably be worth it.  Make sure you're doing all the things you're supposed to be doing regarding property taxes, and if the taxes aren't being handled as part of your mortgage payments, be sure you set aside 1/12 of your expected tax payment every month.

If you're afraid of your neighbors, build your fence higher.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair on: September 17, 2014, 06:08:22 PM
Metroplex got a new paint job!
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 17, 2014, 05:25:59 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 17, 2014, 05:14:51 PM

(the mailbox only grabs things you CAN'T get, not just stuff you don't get.  This is as far as I know.) 

Damn, seriously?
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 17, 2014, 04:27:09 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 17, 2014, 04:21:35 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 17, 2014, 03:30:23 PM

 I'd also like to see a better representation of valuable dropped loot in game.  

This to infinity. I have no idea how many i have missed because they look like ordinary ammo drops.  I'm sure someone raised the issue internally, but there had to have been a reason not to do it...i just don't know what it could have been.

If you miss picking up a piece of loot that's green or better, you'll see it show up in your mailbox back in town.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 17, 2014, 03:59:34 PM
I think they were hoping Dinklage-bot would come across as charming and lovable as GLaDOS. 

On another forum, someone proposed a Dinklage-bot drinking game:  take a swig every time the bot speaks and it's clear Dinklage had no idea what he was saying when he read the line
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 17, 2014, 03:37:33 PM
I'll probably be getting the 6- for myself by the end of the year, likely the 128GB version so I don't have to hold back so much on shooting video when I want to.  Might need to wait a little bit for the piggybank to fill up.  

The wife's upgrade comes first, though.  She has a bunch of crazy vision issues, so the larger screen is going to be a big life upgrade for her.  I think I'll try and get her to go for the 6+, but she has to see one in person first to make sure she likes the size.  
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 17, 2014, 03:26:28 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 17, 2014, 02:26:45 PM

Played one of the moon missions last night...and i thought it was one of the most beautifully designed environs I can remember.

Yeah, I was particularly impressed with the skyscape when I did my first moon mission.  Had to stop and stare for a minute before I started saving the universe.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 17, 2014, 12:25:04 AM
Do the young'ns playing this play it totally with the default survival settings?  Sandbox mode?  Does modding enter the picture? 

I played this a ton back when it was obscure and indie icon_cool but it's been a long while and I'm pretty out of touch with how it's morphed over time.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 09:15:50 PM
Thank you guardians!  But the legendary engram is in another vault!
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 16, 2014, 08:54:13 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 16, 2014, 08:19:01 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on September 16, 2014, 08:15:13 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 16, 2014, 07:49:21 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on September 16, 2014, 07:44:48 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 16, 2014, 07:40:51 PM



...the figures just don't add up at all. Especially since Microsoft says that they'll make their money back in a fiscal year (by June 2015). Wow. Just...wow.


That doesn't mean what people are reading it to mean.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/15/6153497/microsoft-minecraft-2-billion-deal

Break-even just means, in this context, that it will do better than the equivalent amount of money doing essentially nothing but passively earning interest. Which, given that Mojang has hefty sources of real income, isn't exactly a stretch by any means. They're not predicting they're going to take in $2.5 billion in less than a year.

ummmm

Well, sure. But if people aren't getting it, and they're not (which is fine, the language is confusing), it bears repeating. Apologies if I offended by reiterating.

No, no offense was made.  I just felt a little like old Bullwinkle for a second.  biggrin

Your umm would have been better directed if you quoted just Destructor instead of Clanwolfer. : )
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 08:52:30 PM

Quote from: jament on September 16, 2014, 07:55:59 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 16, 2014, 07:06:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 16, 2014, 06:54:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 16, 2014, 06:29:45 PM

Does it even make you move faster in this game?

Harder to hit (for some).

Is that what bunny hopping means nowadays?  I thought it referred to the weird diagonal crouch hop people did to run faster.

I was referring to the practice of hopping or boost-hopping or double-hopping or hop-strafing all over the map instead of running. It is kind of amusing. The maps that have a lot of outdoor areas look like a massive flea circus, with players bounding all over.  I think it makes them harder to hit because the hit detection or whatever the game uses to determine hits and misses is less accurate across all 3 axis. But maybe I just suck.  

The days of 2-dimensional shooter games are pretty much over.  More and more shooters are intentionally increasing the use of the 3rd axis in both movement and level design, Destiny included.  You're supposed to be using your special jumping/floating abilities to jump/float and be a less predictable target.  To counter it, you're supposed to have to spend more time aiming at players in the air.

I'm not sure what you mean by the hit detection being less accurate across the 3rd axis.  
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