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 on: August 30, 2014, 08:56:59 PM 
Started by Knightshade Dragon - Last post by Caine
Took out my first nemesis last night from Rittchard.  Managed to take him out in a rather Pyrrhic fashion though as he dropped some of those flame sprinkler attacks just before he died and caught me in in the middle of them with no where to escape.  I died just afterwards but got the loot from the kill. 

I also got my first legendary, which I only ever got in vanilla after 1 3/4 playthroughs and got to send another out to someone.  I love the faster leveling at expert, even though the loot tends to have a shorter lifespan before I find something to replace it.  Still, so much fun. 

 on: August 30, 2014, 08:24:07 PM 
Started by Lordnine - Last post by Destructor

Quote from: Teggy on August 29, 2014, 09:59:37 PM

I swear, Nintendo has the worst marketing department on the planet. This is even worse than the name "Wii U". I'm sure there won't be any confusion at all when games that can't be played on the 3DS and 2DS but can be played on the "New 3DS" come out.

I agree. As one of my mottoes goes:

"The average person is a complete idiot."

This is going to bomb and going to bomb hard. Either consumers will never understand what the difference between the 3DS and the New 3DS are (especially on game purchases), or the people themselves will rebel over this 'new and improved' version and drop Nintendo.

They are not Apple. They can't pull a 'new and improved' device every year like they do.

 on: August 30, 2014, 06:10:50 PM 
Started by Knightshade Dragon - Last post by leo8877

Quote from: TiLT on August 29, 2014, 02:17:59 PM

If you're not mowing stuff down as a wizard, you've simply not got good enough equipment. With Disintegrate I can slaughter large groups of enemies before they have a sliver of a chance of reaching me, and this is on Master. Before I got good weapons though, it was harder. Some parts of my leveling process were tougher than others, but the wizard is plenty capable of destroying the opposition.

I've got some pretty good loot now and am steam rolling with the wiz at level 67 on Master.  I still feel like the abilities are weird, and I only use 1 active spell really. 

 on: August 30, 2014, 05:47:04 PM 
Started by MonkeyFinger - Last post by Teggy
Yeah this happened to me when I traded in my 360.

 on: August 30, 2014, 04:36:20 PM 
Started by davidrobots - Last post by Lordnine
I picked it up on PC when it was $15 a couple weeks ago.  A surprisingly good game.  Unfortunately, I canít get any of my friends to play with me because the license scares them off.  icon_cry

 on: August 30, 2014, 04:33:11 PM 
Started by MonkeyFinger - Last post by forgeforsaken
Did you sell any old consoles or devices?  May have left one paired.

 on: August 30, 2014, 04:02:56 PM 
Started by MonkeyFinger - Last post by MonkeyFinger
Went into Netflix on my PS4 last night for the first time in a while and it asked me "Who's watching?" and showed me three profiles: mine and two others I did not add. Just checked online and while one of them has only watched one movie, the other has an 'interesting' history. So... I'm assuming my Netflix account was 'hacked' in some fashion and these were a couple of freeloaders? Deleted both profiles (sorry two and ubuntu), changed my password and did the 'sign out of all devices' thing, guess we'll see what happens next.

 on: August 30, 2014, 02:55:36 PM 
Started by WorkingMike - Last post by Bullwinkle

Quote from: WorkingMike on August 30, 2014, 05:05:53 AM

Hahaha, we've been playing Star Realms A LOT. I'm on IOS as Jarvin if you want to play a game or two. I've been giving a few decks away to friends as well, everyone is really enjoying it.

Run, Fight or Die is topping my list. It will have to wait until next year, the gaming budget has run dry for us. Seemed to be the talk of GenCon though.

Darkest Night is great! I feel it is the spiritual successor to an old game called Dark Emperor. I'm really impressed with the quality that VPG has been putting out lately. I need to grab some expansions for it one of these days.

The others were completely off my radar, I'll need to add them to my BGG list. Hoplomachus in particular sounds intriguing. Is it mano y mano, or more akin to the formations of say, Battle Line?

Neither, really.  Small groups go at each other, and each unit has different tactical abilities, but I wouldn't call it formation based.  You need to get your fighters into position to help each other deal the best damage to the other guys.

It feels like a classic arena skirmish, though the cities who are presenting their fighters include Xanadu, Atlantis and El Dorado.  It doesn't go crazy with the fantasy at all.

There's a progression system as well, through crowd favor, which will have you unlocking certain abilities (with the caveat that you also help your opponent a little), including releasing your champion, who is essentially chained in place on the battleground (and can be attacked) until you earn enough favor to release him.  You can almost hear the crowd roaring when that happens.

The gameplay is quite good, and the real draw of it is the mousepad style gameboard and the chip based health system. It's not gorgeous or anything, but it's clever.
Here's a look:
Spoiler for Hiden:

That said, if you've play Splendor too soon before playing this, the chips will feel a little disappointing.  But the system is still cool.

There are also some cool solo scenarios.  Especially in the sequel, Rise of Rome, where you have to send your cities gladiators in against a Titan.  

 on: August 30, 2014, 02:53:22 PM 
Started by Eco-Logic - Last post by MonkeyFinger
I'm just not a big fan of that unit scale.  icon_neutral

 on: August 30, 2014, 01:41:55 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by ATB
We severely limit what they can access to a few sites that we've approved (pop tropica, webkinz world or whatever it's called, and a few other sites like those which only allow text based chatting character to character).  They do get to check the weather and search on topics for school or look up words and what not.

They NEVER browse into the wild. We do let them hit up youtube for videos about kid stuff and so far they haven't stumbled across anything terrible.

We do let them browse library sites and app stores and things.  We've had discussions in general that there are things they are not old enough to know about and things they should not see at this age. They take us at our word and haven't been pressing the boundaries yet.

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