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  1. Thread: Xcom 2

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    My first play-through is looking pretty doomed,...

    My first play-through is looking pretty doomed, because I didn't realize how fast the stupid doom counter would go up (despite doing all the "lower the doom counter" optional missions), and I...
  2. I played UO, and I've certainly never played a...

    I played UO, and I've certainly never played a game quite like it, but do you know what it is that it had and other games you've played have lacked? If so it might be a bit easier to pin down.

    I...
  3. Thread: Xcom 2

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    One can certainly think it's fine, but it's...

    One can certainly think it's fine, but it's undeniably fucked-up in a larger sense. This is a UE3 engine game which is not visually intense. If they were targeting 30FPS and hitting it, and optimized...
  4. Thread: Xcom 2

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    I've been puzzling over this since the original...

    I've been puzzling over this since the original and I'm pretty sure they're just there to fuck with you. The moment they get a class, any class, they become drastically more effective. Maybe it's...
  5. I dunno man. I can't disagree that Pirate-ish...

    I dunno man. I can't disagree that Pirate-ish combat would be awesome. I've played plenty of Roguelikes where I routinely last 6+ hours though. I don't really agree that most Roguelikes "challenge...
  6. Thread: Xcom 2

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    On my computer, unpacking reliably takes longer...

    On my computer, unpacking reliably takes longer than downloading by about 30-40%, to the point where I no longer pre-load (because only pre-loads need unpacking). Faster PC (esp. an SSD) and slower...
  7. But what is "something, anything!"? I've read...

    But what is "something, anything!"? I've read discussions of this sort of thing, and they've always boiled down to some version of traditional progression mechanics.

    One thing I could see is...
  8. I think part of what makes the game good,...

    I think part of what makes the game good, ironically, is that you can really improve the gameplay and progression a lot by learning to do certain things, working things out, and so on. The jump in...
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    Pfff magnitudes... literally 2% would be enough...

    Pfff magnitudes... literally 2% would be enough to cause most MMORPG communities to be border on rioting. 5-10% and you could guarantee mass revolt.

    EDIT - If there was just a time delay it might...
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    Normally I think have very fair points, JP, but I...

    Normally I think have very fair points, JP, but I think this really has the potential to be a rather more severe issue than "they give you something more", which seems like it would cover, y'know,...
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    They've revealed a bit of the funding model...

    They've revealed a bit of the funding model beyond the B2P initial deal - a one-year "season pass":
    ...
  12. Well, Gene Wolfe or Severian? Not all Wolfe's...

    Well, Gene Wolfe or Severian? Not all Wolfe's novels have the same kind of voice. Severian does that for sure but that's part of the whole deal and you either love it or it makes you roll your eyes a...
  13. Thread: Xcom 2

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    I guess the issue is I feel like we shouldn't...

    I guess the issue is I feel like we shouldn't have to guess - Alien Hunters and Shen's Last Gift both seem like they could be either a big deal or very little, and will I even care in "Summer"? Most...
  14. That's exactly what I'm trying to say, I just...

    That's exactly what I'm trying to say, I just waffle horribly. Thank you!
  15. Thread: Xcom 2

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    Yeah, but a season pass for what? Fairly vague...

    Yeah, but a season pass for what? Fairly vague promises of an unclear amount of content. I mean, I've seen worse, like Fallout 4's "Uh I guess some, like content or shit? Sometime? Maybe? Thx for ur...
  16. Thread: Xcom 2

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    Less complex than the proposed "gradually...

    Less complex than the proposed "gradually increasing enemy" numbers - they're immediate, accessible and definite.



    I think you're confused and taking my comments out of context. You seem to...
  17. Thread: Xcom 2

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    No, that's what you're assuming, not what I'm...

    No, that's what you're assuming, not what I'm implying. A more complex system is not necessarily genuinely better, but may be more interesting for some players, especially heavy time investers....
  18. That's not at all what's being discussed here. ...

    That's not at all what's being discussed here.

    Including women significantly more AND THEN being sexist against them is the issue.

    Please take all this stuff about "quotas" and "can't please...
  19. Thread: Xcom 2

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    I don't think you get it - if you're...

    I don't think you get it - if you're time-limited, you don't have hours to learn how a game works when it's a new game.

    If Civ V was overcomplicated, he'd never have got into it.
  20. Just to be clear, you know no-one in this thread...

    Just to be clear, you know no-one in this thread is complaining about that, right?

    GTA is meant to be offensive and transgressive (though it is kind of getting worse at the latter as time goes on...
  21. Thread: Xcom 2

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    I am indeed. Evolving? I think it divided into at...

    I am indeed. Evolving? I think it divided into at least three definitions by 2007 or so! The three main ones I see are:

    1) Original usage - meaning someone who doesn't choose to spend a lot of...
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    Why did now one tell me about this until now?!...

    Why did now one tell me about this until now?! That's amazing.

    I've had like 14 opportunities to pick up MGS3 cheap in various formats, but always ignored it. Next time it's on sale though, that...
  23. I thought Sunless Sea was one of those games...

    I thought Sunless Sea was one of those games until I played it, frankly. The free weekend was a great idea for this one - I'd probably never have bought it at less than 80% off otherwise, and even...
  24. Thread: Xcom 2

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    I don't know why people think casual players want...

    I don't know why people think casual players want easy games, but that myth needs to die in a fucking nuclear inferno, frankly.

    One of my casual-ish friends plays Civ V on the hardest setting. I...
  25. Yeah :( Peaked in the late '80s. Even...

    Yeah :( Peaked in the late '80s.



    Even without understand the usual fourteen levels of meaning/allergory/lies/truth to his stuff, the words and stories are beautiful but yeah, he's a Marmite.
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