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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 06 Nov 2013, 14:32

I can't really talk about what I think is the best part of the game, since it risks major spoilers.

What I can say is that it is worth completing the game again on New Game +.

But if you want any help on the game, I'd be willing to read any PMs. Although I never found any part of the game which required a walkthrough, but if you'd like any advice I'd more then happy to help.
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby WickedBoy6 » 06 Nov 2013, 23:13

Well, I finally finished buying all of the weapons and abilities for the USS Delta Team, so until I buy the DLC pack for the Sprc Ops team, I'm putting this game to bed.

So, do I move on to Resident Evil 5, or go back and try to Pro Mode 4 first?
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 07 Nov 2013, 04:29

I wish I could make money off playing DotA2.

Sometimes I feel like I am wasting my time. When I am on a team of 2/3 people who are letting our team lose slowly. It forces me into a position of trying to find enjoyment, or finding ways to end the game sooner without being validly reported for it.

I write blogposts about DotA2 and MOBA game philosophy and a series of 'How Not To Play'. But I feel like if I got some money relating to that sort of activity, it would make game losses feel like less like a waste of time.
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Drecon » 07 Nov 2013, 05:09

You could try to get a team of 5 together and see if you guys can go pro.

Seems like a pretty big investment though. I think that the amount of people who can actually make money with this game are just a few. There aren't many tournaments and the prizes aren't great.

Not sure if it would be worth it.
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 07 Nov 2013, 08:00

Yeah... that involves my friends who play DotA2 to actually play with me. So far they've enjoyed not telling me they're going to play a game, despite seeing me play DotA2 all evening.

I need to find a way to make an income from DotA2 solo-play. I lack the skills to do 'Lets Play'.
In less I do a series of "Lets Plays" where I play a match as a random hero and I have to Support on That hero.

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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Bebop Man » 07 Nov 2013, 12:32

Ended up buying RE5 Gold. Regular RE5 was $0,90 cheaper.
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby viscomica » 07 Nov 2013, 12:34

Hooray!!! :D
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Bebop Man » 07 Nov 2013, 12:52

You get to be the sexy sidekick in the skimpy outfit.
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Postby viscomica » 07 Nov 2013, 12:56

Double hooray!
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 07 Nov 2013, 14:09

Chris?
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Darkobra » 07 Nov 2013, 14:17

Sheva's bow was much much more awesome than Chris' whatever he had anyway.
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Bebop Man » 07 Nov 2013, 16:06

Sheva's bow is one of those "play twice to unlock" things though.
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Bebop Man » 09 Nov 2013, 17:10

Welp Viscomica and me spent all of Friday night/Saturday going at RE5. Fun times.
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Postby viscomica » 09 Nov 2013, 19:51

There was some zombie ass kicking going on, too :D yay, fun!
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Darkobra » 10 Nov 2013, 08:31

I started Path of Exile because it was advertised on Steam. Heard about it when it came out. Skill tree looked SO confusing I avoided it. And I didn't hear anything about skill resets.

So tried it recently. Really does feel like a great Diablo 2 style game. It's kinda like Guild Wars 1. Towns are public, your areas are instanced. Works for me! I like taking things at my own pace, exploring everything and not racing from A to Z. And more importantly, killing secret bosses on my own without an entire zerg going "COME HERE 4 L00T! NEXT ONE! CHOO CHOO!"

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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby empath » 10 Nov 2013, 09:32

Okay, you've piqued my interest now...because I definitely need ANOTHER distraction from finally finishing off Fallout: New Vegas. ;)

Will check it out...
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Darkobra » 10 Nov 2013, 09:55

Turns out you do get skill resets if you trade with other players or find a rare orb yourself. Then you get the puritans. "OMG Y SKILL RESET?! JUST DELETE AND START OVER!"

Because I have a career and a social life and don't feel like spending 200 hours on a character, making one mistake and deleting it all over again.
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Bebop Man » 10 Nov 2013, 11:19

Question about RE5 blue medallions - if I miss one, and I replay a chapter to get it, do I still have to shoot all the other ones I already got (because apparently they show up again regardless)? And do I have to finish the chapter to properly take credit for them, or is a checkpoint good enough and I can exit after that?
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Darkobra » 10 Nov 2013, 11:36

Any you shoot is permanently shot. You can replay and find any you've missed and ONLY those you've missed.

As far as I know, you need to complete the level. I tried the checkpoint thing and never got credit for it. This was outside of Gold though so I don't know if anything was changed or they purely added a DLC pack.
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 10 Nov 2013, 15:07

Darkobra wrote:I started Path of Exile because it was advertised on Steam. Heard about it when it came out. Skill tree looked SO confusing I avoided it. And I didn't hear anything about skill resets.

So tried it recently. Really does feel like a great Diablo 2 style game. It's kinda like Guild Wars 1. Towns are public, your areas are instanced. Works for me! I like taking things at my own pace, exploring everything and not racing from A to Z. And more importantly, killing secret bosses on my own without an entire zerg going "COME HERE 4 L00T! NEXT ONE! CHOO CHOO!"

Way to apply yourselves.


I tried playing it again (because you mentioned it), and I enjoyed it a lot more this time.

The talent tree was so intimidating I had to research it. And I was happily surprised to find out all classes have a wide variety of viable play styles.
That is what I like with a game. A game that offers you a good balanced selection of playstyles for each class. I could roll a ranged Magic/Dex user, but I won't if it's underpowered.

Like the Melee Emberwizards could have worked in Torchlight 2. Just in solo play they were so dull and difficult to play. Torchlight 2's wacky class styles didn't work in solo play. The Berzerker magic user optimum build was interesting, but it felt wrong to dual wield wands on him. Yes, he's now cast-heavy, but wielding wands doesn't feel berserker. A wand can never be bad-arse.

So yes, I look forwards to playing my Shadow eventually as a magic bow user (epic squee) or a close quaters AoE monster. In the mean time, I'll use this 'fast levelling' as a template.

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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby korvys » 10 Nov 2013, 15:12

I played Path of Exile when the open beta happened. I think I have a character in Merciless Act 2.

As you say Darkobra, it's not fun having to start again, but the game is kinda set up that way. If you build your character wrong, you might find yourself at a point you simply cannot pass. So you roll something else, and try again.

The races are pretty cool. Everyone starts a new character at the same time, and you go as far as you can in 1 hour, 4 hours, a week, a month, some set period of time, without dying.

I also loved the huge number of different ways you can build you character. You might get stuck eventually, but you can have a blast whatever what you want until then.

Also, the devs are Kiwis, so that's a plus :)
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Bebop Man » 10 Nov 2013, 17:18

Darkobra wrote:Any you shoot is permanently shot. You can replay and find any you've missed and ONLY those you've missed.

As far as I know, you need to complete the level. I tried the checkpoint thing and never got credit for it. This was outside of Gold though so I don't know if anything was changed or they purely added a DLC pack.


From what I've read it's just DLC. Two new levels, revamped Mercenaries and everything else is pretty cosmetic (costumes, figurines, etc).
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby D'Arcy » 10 Nov 2013, 22:07

Been looking at Risk of Rain. Looks like a great game and some friends of mine say it's a blast. Should I go for it or save the money and donate to DB007?
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby Lurkon » 10 Nov 2013, 22:40

D'Arcy wrote:Been looking at Risk of Rain. Looks like a great game and some friends of mine say it's a blast. Should I go for it or save the money and donate to DB007?

Risk of Rain will be there after the bus. The bus will only be around for so long...
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Re: Gaming General Chat Thread

Postby korvys » 11 Nov 2013, 03:58

Just watched Anthony Burch play it. He wasn't too impressed: http://www.twitch.tv/heyashtwitch/b/478689780?t=14m00s

I do like the style though, it's very cool looking.
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