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  1. Thread: Xcom 2

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    Exactly the same for me, retaliation missions are...

    Exactly the same for me, retaliation missions are always a scramble for the last surviving civilian.

    I also had a really irritating 'protect the artefact' mission which had a certain gribbly spawn...
  2. Thread: Xcom 2

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    There is a potentially serious issue with...

    There is a potentially serious issue with bladestorm in that a Ranger who panics will trigger bladestorm against friendlies who move into melee range. I've only seen it happen once and luckily the...
  3. Thread: Xcom 2

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    They are still Gods of Death though. 1 of my...

    They are still Gods of Death though. 1 of my snipers killed an entire reinforcement drop by himself in 1 'overwatch' thanks to the killing zone skill. Snipers have by far the most kills in my squad.
  4. Thread: Xcom 2

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    I haven't had much in the way of performance...

    I haven't had much in the way of performance issues...until now.

    I got shot down by a UFO (one of the black ops things spawns a UFO which hunts you) which morphs into a defence mission, a very...
  5. Thread: Xcom 2

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    Thin/Snakemen (or what ever they are) are utter,...

    Thin/Snakemen (or what ever they are) are utter, utter bastards.
  6. Thread: Xcom 2

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    Well its unlocked (15 mins late but never mind)....

    Well its unlocked (15 mins late but never mind). However I am having to re-download the entire client despite installing the preload. Well done Steam..............

    Its not downloading, its...
  7. DayZ hacked [User Names, Emails and Passwords compromised]

    I just received an Email from Bohemia interactive stating:


    Great....
  8. Thread: Xcom 2

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    The unlock times have been released, 25 hours to...

    The unlock times have been released, 25 hours to go...

    http://i.imgur.com/WxEzAwz.jpg
  9. I like its overall atmosphere and world building...

    I like its overall atmosphere and world building but its just so grindy. Fallen London is even worse but that is a browser game so that's not unexpected.
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    Its not garbage, its horrific. 40k doesn't...

    Its not garbage, its horrific.

    40k doesn't require dice to move (except under certain circumstances) and WHFB didn't either (sadly past tense). Dice driven mechanics can make interesting games...
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    I have rarely. Firstly Stronghold 3 (crap game,...

    I have rarely. Firstly Stronghold 3 (crap game, amazing soundtrack), 2 songs from which I regularly listen to as music specifically this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjLtuAoAoGQ

    The other is...
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    I didn't mean to suggest that it was, simply that...

    I didn't mean to suggest that it was, simply that I don't think its fair to judge a game on anything other than its default difficulty as that is the 'version' that the devs will have designed the...
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    Sticky: I have been quite fortunate/careful with the...

    I have been quite fortunate/careful with the projects that I have backed so I have only backed 6 games and none of them are vapourware (yet).
    Wasteland 2 and The Long Dark are decent, Hard West is...
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    Once you have a large number of railguns...

    Once you have a large number of railguns sandskimmers are a mere irritation (even against quite small numbers they don't do all that much damage, which is being constantly repaired by the support...
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    I have finished it. It feels very much like a...

    I have finished it. It feels very much like a traditional RTS game (except with a mobile base) in ways that the earlier Homeworlds never did.

    Its a perfectly competent game but that's all it is....
  16. I tried this about a year ago and the emphasis on...

    I tried this about a year ago and the emphasis on RNG annoyed me. I just tried it again and while it seems better than it was the reliance on RNG leeches all the fun out of it. I doubt I will try a...
  17. Easy to use architecture/level building software

    Not sure where this should go...

    My wife is currently obsessed with designing her dream house and being able to construct a 3d model would be very valuable for her. She has tried to use some free...
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    Poll: As in change the game?

    As in change the game?
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    Sticky: As a Microbiologist I have to say that this is...

    As a Microbiologist I have to say that this is pretty cool and the example pages are accurate (although obviously highly embellished with fantasy trappings).
    Its value as a learning resource is...
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    British poltics have always had a pronounced...

    British poltics have always had a pronounced streak of cronyism; the percentage of 'powerful people' who attended public school is proof enough of that, not to mention the sheer number of Oxbridge...
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    That entirely depends on the population's...

    That entirely depends on the population's willingness and acceptance to be controlled by the government. Something like this would severely damage any government that even attempted it in most of the...
  22. Sony was fined 250,000 (out of a maximum of...

    Sony was fined 250,000 (out of a maximum of 500,000) for releasing around the same level of information so I expect that Valve will be awarded the same penalty.

    At lease this may well spur Valve...
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    40 for an expansion pack? Fuck right off.

    40 for an expansion pack? Fuck right off.
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    Poll: The next game is scheduled for the 13th at 1800...

    The next game is scheduled for the 13th at 1800 GMT.
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    Poll: There is no fixed size, a regiment is usually the...

    There is no fixed size, a regiment is usually the complete minimum tithe from a particular planet. IIRC some large regiments are 20k strong but they can be as small as a few hundred. Its entirely...
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