Journal #7967

Posted 7 years ago2012-09-13 16:15:37 UTC
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
As of writing, there are now less than 24 hours before Black Mesa is released. After losing and regaining interest a couple of times during it's development, I am now pretty psyched to think it will be available in less than a days time.

BLACK MESA

Do you have any plans? Are you just going to sit and power through it in a single session or play a bit at a time, savoring every moment. Are you having a day off work or school to play it? Are you going to record a let's play, or are you planning to review it?

Personally, I will be going to work as normal since the countdown ends at 15:45 for me. Little point in skipping work to wait around all day. What I will do however is give my wife a call in order to start the download as soon as she can. :P

As for playing it, I will no doubt play through it in large chunks, maybe 3 sittings, and I plan on recording gameplay in order to do either a "Gentleman plays" series of 10 minute vids or 3 or 4 short highlights videos with captions and whatnot.

So... do tell...

29 Comments

Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 16:26:33 UTC Comment #43747
18:00 for me, plan on playing in 3D and recording, 2-3 sessions. Though i will only be able to play on monday argh!!
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 16:28:40 UTC Comment #43742
I'm not really sure if I should download it when it comes and install it, or just wait until my new computer gets here and play it on that.

I mean I only have around 2 days off before I get my computer, and I'll be spending them making sure I know how to drive sufficiently to obtain my license. So not much gaming time to speak of.

Ill probably just wait, and enjoy it to its fullest on an actual day off. I will probably finish it in one sitting in that case.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 17:15:52 UTC Comment #43734
I will be starting the download as close to 15:45 as their mirror's capacity allows... then leaving my laptop on all weekend to download it. might get to play it by tuesday if i'm lucky.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 17:19:23 UTC Comment #43732
I can't cancel my patients' appointments for Friday just so I can play a game at home. Some people have been waiting for three months to get their appointments.

I do plan to play it as soon as I get home though. I will take my time to play through its entirety, savoring each scene and moment.

You only get one first impression, and I plan to enjoy it to its fullest.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 17:33:37 UTC Comment #43752
I hope it doesnt turn out to be a disappointment.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 17:53:29 UTC Comment #43738
I have a loooong work day tomorrow, and an early day the next day. Looks like I'll just dip my toes in the evening and then finish it Saturday afternoon. I've waited this long so I can wait one day longer than others.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 19:12:54 UTC Comment #43749
Not sure how I can get my hands on it, but a friend was tossing around the idea of going to his place and playing some Minecraft on the weekend, so maybe I can leech off his connection while I'm there and play it when I get home. I'd give him a copy of the installer if he wanted it, of course.

Then I'll play it as much in one go as I can without skipping meals or losing sleep, and savor all of it.
Then I'll play it again.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 19:33:39 UTC Comment #43744
I won't be around when it launches, I'll be several hours late to the party, unfortunately...
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 20:54:46 UTC Comment #43731
I have major party plans this weekend so I need to finish it Friday evening!
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 20:56:48 UTC Comment #43736
Midnight Friday night for me. Start download, sleep, play during weekend.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-13 20:59:53 UTC Comment #43739
I'm going to be at an all night LAN Friday night, I might get a chance to play some there.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 01:11:09 UTC Comment #43743
so I'm the only loser that's going to be waiting over a week and a half after release to play.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 04:14:21 UTC Comment #43751
I never understand people being hyped about stuff. Other than the feeling of wanting to play something immediately after buying it, I really don't see much point in having spent your time eager in anticipatipon for something that has yet to be completed. This mod has many years of hype surrounding it during development, but I just think that any sort of eagerness to try out this mod should only be felt when it actually gets released.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 06:16:53 UTC Comment #43725
Soon there will be a big BM on my desktop. I have waited for this day.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 06:48:46 UTC Comment #43726
exact same as penguinboy. inconvenient time to release for aussies. :/
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 08:37:11 UTC Comment #43730
But perfect for me :>

Anyway since my PC went to freezing town I'll have to see how Mesa is. Certain games bring out the freezing more than others. Either way I'm veryyyyyyyy curious to see the level design changes and the "artistic story moments" they've added.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 10:52:00 UTC Comment #43727
3 hours to go.

There are only 2 gamers in my office, including me. The other, our tech, has an elaborate plan which would force the office to close early.

"We'd only lose Friday afternoon's business (aka. none) and we'd be home in time to make a cup of coffee before starting the download."

Seriously though, when 5pm rolls around I will be heading home with my foot on the floor and my wipers on full.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 11:13:02 UTC Comment #43741
I won't be able to play, I'm moving to Uni on Saturday-Sunday :)
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 12:07:28 UTC Comment #43728
Well, that is also very exciting. Not so much in a new free videogame kind of way, but in a moving on with your life kind of way. :D
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 12:36:56 UTC Comment #43748
1 hour to go :) @Urby does the plan involve flicking some main power switches ?
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 12:54:17 UTC Comment #43740
Getting Win7 has been postponed a week. I just tried out HL2 in Ubuntu, it seems to run with some graphical glitches, and the occasional very small lag spike. The physics system works quite well, although the sound doesn't.
Now for the internal debate over whether I should get it today or leave it a week. D:
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 13:47:29 UTC Comment #43724
"403 Forbidden" Haha. Oops.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 13:47:59 UTC Comment #43745
403 Forbidden

nginx

Massive trolling.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 13:55:55 UTC Comment #43729
Half expecting the site to come back up with just a massive troll face.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 13:59:26 UTC Comment #43735
it was quite comical that they didn't have the subdomain setup before the timer finished
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 14:20:10 UTC Comment #43737
I planned to get my hands on it as soon as possible, but I'll only be able to play it on Sunday - have to make sure my gfs cat doesn't jump out from the third floor while her window gets changed. No laptop, shitty PC unable to run Source.

Rage.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 16:42:33 UTC Comment #43746
Downloading done.
User posted image
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 17:00:55 UTC Comment #43750
I am leaving tomorrow for a two week holiday in the US, I won't be back until Thursday 4 OCT. Only then I'll even start the download. And tonight, I have to work!

So ATDestroy, no, you just need a week and a half. I'll be back in more than two.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-15 04:24:19 UTC Comment #43733
It took me a few tries and a few hours to finally download it, but I finally found a server that's not overwhelmed by the demand.

It's so beautiful.

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