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    I've been playing Strife and TESO and Diablo 3. Am I in the right thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malawi Frontier Guard View Post
    I've been playing Strife and TESO and Diablo 3. Am I in the right thread?
    Enjoying TESO and Diablo 3? You might not be on the right forums :p


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    Wow. So serious. Relax. Is fun. To the moon.

    The big differential between Doge Vs Bit is that it's super plentiful in terms of mining, which in large part means that it's not going to get bogged down with people hoarding it for investment Vs using it as a currency because it's never going to dramatically skyrocket in price.

    As regards mining. It's easy enough to set up and if you're spending your time arguing on forums or doing anything other than gaming why not use your GPU to do something either constructive (like folding@home) or faintly profitable (mine cryptocurrency). Sure the huff and puff is going to increase your wattage, but on flip side you can turn your heating down to compensate.

    Technically I'm slightly richer than I was the other day. Not enough to make much difference at this stage, but over a year probably enough to pay towards some modest PC upgrade or another.

    There are some interesting cryptocurrencies out there. Doge is pretty easy to mine, but there are quite a few others.
    None of that addresses the fundamental issues with the concept. It might cut down on the people who want to "get rich quick", but it still has the same problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundato View Post
    None of that addresses the fundamental issues with the concept. It might cut down on the people who want to "get rich quick", but it still has the same problems.
    Beyond pooling I keep all of my currency on my rig and that's backed up daily, plus I also have it backed up to dropbox as well. We're not talking about 100s of thousands of pounds here.

    Still for serious concerns Quark looks vaguely interesting as it has a bunch of security protocols.
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    Finally finished a Ranger play through of Metro 2033. Time to get back to the Steam backlog before I try Last Light.. so I think I'm going to give Banner Saga next. I really liked the F2P multiplayer mode from a while back, but haven't tried the single player campaign yet.

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    Playing Cave Story+ and PlanetSide 2. I want to be playing something more multiplayer rpg-like, but nothing is really grabbing my attention right now.

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    Addicted to Diablo 3 again. Meanwhile my Thief preorder is chilling on the SSD lol. Shared the Steam account with a friend and he's probably going to finish it before I even start it.

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    Went back to Might and Magic X and the more I play it less I like it. It's basically an RPG porn with not much beyond leveling up and finding equipment. The fights are not bad and require some preparation and smart use of spells and abilities, but the further you get into the game the rarer the fights become. The lack of a decent fast travel system, forces you to spend more and more time just waling back to the nearest town and back again for the sake of reviving fallen party members and selling loot.
    The world itself as also boring and static with plenty of not too interesting lore thrown all over the place and not much sense of exploration.

    It's also quite buggy, even after a huge patch.

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    Having some fun with Might & Magic Heroes VI again. There's a bit too many trivial fights scattered around the campaign maps, but otherwise the balance between relaxation and difficulty is quite nice.
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    Playing Thief. Yeah, it... it actually is quite good, and (most) reviewers are dumb/have terrible taste/obsess way too much over the little things etc., etc. I don't think I'd really call it a great game - it's plainly spent a long time in development hell and lost its way in many respects - but as someone who beat The Dark Project and The Metal Age I like this new Garrett fine. It isn't even slightly as bad as some websites have claimed. It'll be a crying shame if this reboot goes down as the "Oh my God, what were we thinking?" game while Tomb Raider's flaws largely get ignored or glossed over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eight Rooks View Post
    Playing Thief. Yeah, it... it actually is quite good, and (most) reviewers are dumb/have terrible taste/obsess way too much over the little things etc., etc. I don't think I'd really call it a great game - it's plainly spent a long time in development hell and lost its way in many respects - but as someone who beat The Dark Project and The Metal Age I like this new Garrett fine. It isn't even slightly as bad as some websites have claimed. It'll be a crying shame if this reboot goes down as the "Oh my God, what were we thinking?" game while Tomb Raider's flaws largely get ignored or glossed over.
    I'm enjoying it too, there are some pretty glaring flaws (like the narrative). But it's an incredibly atmospheric almost pure stealth experience. I'm tempted to point the 'you didn't play it right' finger at some of the reviews out there, although it does lack Dishonored's fall-back of having decent melee combat/combat if you bugger up the stealth.
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    Just finished a normal game of Banner Saga. I thought the health=damage mechanics was a very nice idea, anyone know of any other games that use this system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jockie View Post
    I'm enjoying it too, there are some pretty glaring flaws (like the narrative). But it's an incredibly atmospheric almost pure stealth experience. I'm tempted to point the 'you didn't play it right' finger at some of the reviews out there, although it does lack Dishonored's fall-back of having decent melee combat/combat if you bugger up the stealth.
    Two chapters in and I don't really mind the narrative. Don't get me wrong, it's basically a C-list Dishonored minus the whales, and sure, it's stupid to suggest nu-Garrett's friends with/acquaintances with/a father figure to some pouting collection of teenage stereotypes without a word of explanation for why he actually cares about her, but sorry, I've seen far worse. It's nowhere near the OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS ALL TOTAL SHIT trainwreck John's review led me to expect. I even quite liked that, irritating as Erin is, Garrett actually sounds believably angry with her in the prologue - actually angry, not just stand-in-for-the-player annoyed - and when she responds to him she sounds believably on the verge of sulky tears. So yeah, I'm partly playing to tick boxes off on a checklist, what's hidden over here, what's hidden over there etc., but I'm partly playing because I actually would quite like to see what happens next and think the way some of the locations tie in to the narrative is great (the old foundry was terrific, even if loading it up did crash my videocard on anything above Very Low >_< ).

    EDIT: Oh, and I'm playing on Master because, well, you kinda have to, right? Unless something happens to make me hate it (hope not) I'll probably try at least one more playthrough on Custom with everything up to full (I'm not really using Focus, but I'd like it there for now because I'm not banging around in the dark for ages trying to find the one thing in a room I'm actually allowed to interact with, cheers).
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    I like that they called Basso's bird Jeneviere, which is a nice little callback to thief 2. Erin I assumed was the girl from the outro to thief 3, which explains the father figure bit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW-CEfKNd0c 3 mins in.

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    Gave up on Dark Souls. Alas, 25 deaths at the Capra Demon was enough for me. Even with the Knight armor from the area beyond the Blacksmith I couldn't make it work. I simply lack the speed and precision to deal with Boss Fights in Dark Souls. Its truly a shame but these things happen. The game had reached a point where it was so much harder than it was fun that it was time to stop.

    Tried TESO. Went in wanting to like it. But the game is a technical disaster. Falling through terrain. Freezing when exiting dialogue and crafting screens. Poor collision detection. Quests breaking when you travel to friends. Absolutely terrible combat. The funny thing is, these are all the bugs you expect from a TES game - but from a different studio, on a different engine. Something is wrong in their studios, on a technical level.

    Which is okay, cause I still have Thief. Which is really quite good. I have discovered that Garret's comments do indeed extend to more than simple instructions for the player. Every now and then he will say something about the city. Often enough to be informative and entertaining, but seldom enough that he has not sneaking, skulking tour guide, either. They nailed that so far.

    The game play is also quite good. It really is, as someone else said, pretty well a pure stealth experience. You really do want to avoid combat here. And on Master, gear and tools are costly enough to make hunting down extra items to steal worth it, and decisions about whether to use or conserve your stuff really matter. Which is nice.

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    In case part of you is still willing to give DaS a chance, fat rolling against Capra is a distinctly bad idea. You're much better off with mobility and a decent shield. Dodge or block its first attack, quickly move to the opposite end of the room, attack the dogs after they lunge at your shield, repeat. If you have any resin, use it. Once Capra is on its own and you have its attack patterns down, the fight is extremely easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrestledwithgod View Post
    In case part of you is still willing to give DaS a chance, fat rolling against Capra is a distinctly bad idea. You're much better off with mobility and a decent shield. Dodge or block its first attack, quickly move to the opposite end of the room, attack the dogs after they lunge at your shield, repeat. If you have any resin, use it. Once Capra is on its own and you have its attack patterns down, the fight is extremely easy.
    And even if with a greater movility you can't manage to kill him go human and summon help. I don't think it's worth it to surrender now when it's so easy to kill it with some help.

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    Played the Valve Alien Swarm (as opposed to the UT2004 mod), I gave it a hard time for being a disgusting abomination, adding unlocks where they ought to be none, but I tried it again anyway, I checked out the "onslaught" setting where spawns are "director controlled" like L4D, and I think its a good move, sure some aliens spawn completely stuck, but the rest are more surprising than scripted spawns could ever be, and thus a better experience, its a legitimate upgrade on the core conceit.

    I have stuck to classes that don't really get anything good unlocked (technician) and walked about with some randoms online and found that yes, people do still play the game, and yes, they are mostly rubbish, but the bright side to that is that I get to play hero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    Played the Valve Alien Swarm (as opposed to the UT2004 mod), I gave it a hard time for being a disgusting abomination, adding unlocks where they ought to be none, but I tried it again anyway, I checked out the "onslaught" setting where spawns are "director controlled" like L4D, and I think its a good move, sure some aliens spawn completely stuck, but the rest are more surprising than scripted spawns could ever be, and thus a better experience, its a legitimate upgrade on the core conceit.

    I have stuck to classes that don't really get anything good unlocked (technician) and walked about with some randoms online and found that yes, people do still play the game, and yes, they are mostly rubbish, but the bright side to that is that I get to play hero.
    I seem to recall unlocking everything, maybe I even reset my rank thing when I got to the top, and I've only played 14 hours. So it's not as if the unlocks are Battlefield 3/4 paced, they're pretty quick by comparison. 100+ hours in BF4 and I still have one assault rifle, two PDWs, maybe four carbines and two shotguns to unlock. Oh and pretty much all the LMGs.

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    Here's a tidbit that'll probably provoke a 'duh' or two, I've started Thief 3 and just realized the guy playing Garrett is also head of the thieves guild in Skyrim.

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    He also voices the traders at Riverwood and Whiterun, among others. It's a bit jarring.

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