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Created 7 years ago2010-12-11 02:04:50 UTC by AJ AJ

Posted 10 months ago2017-08-01 08:06:23 UTC Post #336627
It seems Jessie is getting an itch that only you can scratch Arch. ;)
Story of my life
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-01 14:22:26 UTC Post #336640
Has anyone been playing PUBG?
Done the awful mistake of purchasing it in the middle of revision season - the combination of very quick matchmaking, game finding + very, very fulfilling gameplay is giving me a very good idea of what taking crack may be like.

Would be worth doing a TWHL play of it at some point
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Posted 10 months ago2017-08-01 17:37:34 UTC Post #336645
We play the shit out of some PUBG
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-01 21:36:44 UTC Post #336652

It's a shame it is at heart a game that requires so many people. I'd love games just filled up with TWHL folk. Unfortunately, I don't know how practical it is to get any more than four people into the same game. (Those custom servers, maybe? I know you can't host them yet, but you can join 'em.)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-02 07:18:58 UTC Post #336656
Give us a shout next time you've got a game going Urb! Yeah, it's a bit of a shame that it's 4 player max on squad, however could see the game being horribly unbalanced with huge teams. Maybe there should be an exclusive larger team gamemode?
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Posted 10 months ago2017-08-02 07:59:53 UTC Post #336657
Oh, I didn't necessarily mean bigger teams. I'd say 6 would be a high cap for that. I just meant a bunch of us into a free-for-all :P

(I am also generally available for PUBG. My usual Duos partner is graphics-cardless at the moment, and I have been enjoying team games more than solo lately.)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-02 08:37:29 UTC Post #336658
Really? I do a mix of squad and solo in PUBG...

Usually I just do auto matching for squads so teaming up with 3 other randoms can be either super fun or super frustrating. But if I cant be bothered with looking out for other people, landing in places I don't like etc. I'll do a solo which can always still be fun... Only done one duo match ever.
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-02 12:39:27 UTC Post #336665
I believe there are plans to add a warfare mode featuring two teams of fifty. That would make things easier and quite fun in a big organised squad. Saying that, a possible mode of six player squads would be ideal. I'm so God damn popular that four players simply isn't enough!

I've not played in a few weeks now, but I very much like the idea of the first person servers coming later this week. Shame it's only Solo and Duo modes, but I can accept that they need to work a few more things out first.

I've played mostly Solo, which is terrifying, or Squad, which is just crazy fun. I also played a couple of Duo games with Archie, but once your friend is down you suddenly find yourself in a Solo game... A very very short Solo game
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-02 22:23:32 UTC Post #336681
I think Duos are my favourite to play. Spreads things out just enough to give you tactical choices without making things relatively chaotic.

I've played some games of Squads with random people, but since I don't want to talk to anyone, I never have the voice chat on. Make that weird. If I'm playing Squads and don't, y'know, have a squad, I'm more likely to go in solo and see how I do. (I've gotten preeetty close more than once.)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-03 00:22:31 UTC Post #336684
I've played mostly Solo, which is terrifying, or Squad, which is just crazy fun.
True enough!

I'll play a game depending how I feel:

  • super sneaky stealthy game
  • OR don't have to play so seriously/muck around
  • Don't have to focus as much
  • Bigger gunfights instead of little skirmishes like in solo
but since I don't want to talk to anyone, I never have the voice chat on. Make that weird
I don't think thats an issue, I've played plenty of random squads with people that didn't have mic's or speak English and everyone in the team still knows whats up even if no one speaks (or you can't understand them)... I don't think I've ever had a team that was annoyed if someone didn't speak or use their mic etc.
Its actually a pretty surreal experience when NO ONE in the team talks but you still are pretty tactical and work together well
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-03 00:32:27 UTC Post #336685
"Its actually a pretty surreal experience when NO ONE in the team talks but you still are pretty tactical and work together well"
Exactly the same applies to Renegade X.
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-03 06:40:35 UTC Post #336686
I just prefer to not play with randoms
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-03 10:47:17 UTC Post #336692
I actually despise playing with randoms - luckily have a discord going with friends from home, makes life so much easier. Can't really trust or count on randoms to communicate or actually play well, yet if you've 4 of you continously talking on discord, making decisions, pointing out enemy directions etc. makes the game much more fun and playable.

Using discord also avoids giving away your position by voice chatting to randoms
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Posted 10 months ago2017-08-03 18:45:16 UTC Post #336694
Yeah, we do the same with TeamSpeak. There's a much greater tactical advantage to communicating in that game. We're all constantly calling targets and compass directions like actors in an E3 stage demo. :P

Update: PUBG First Person - First impressions!
Played a SOLO FPP today. I'm not going to lie. There was a lot of pooing in trousers. It was bloody awful. It was terrifying. It was disorienting.

...and I loved it!!
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-04 12:18:36 UTC Post #336705
Those servers aren't about for Squads yet, are they?
Hit me up if you want to Duo that shit any of these nights, Urbacious!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-04 12:24:32 UTC Post #336706
Well, tis the weekend Jessicat! I say we get on that shit. Hell, if anyone else is up for a third person squad game, I'm still up for that too. Hit me up on Steam later (GMT hours). :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-04 12:53:18 UTC Post #336710
Oh, right. Weekend snuck up on me again! I guess I'll be at the usual place at the usual time then. (Maybe an hour earlier, depending on when I wake up. Let's say 10pm for yourself? (10pm BST?))
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 10 months ago2017-08-14 23:31:28 UTC Post #336721
Probably about right.

EDIT: It seems our TeamSpeak server is dead... or I just don't remember the password... Not sure why it has randomly cleared it though. Not cool :(

In other news, Fallout New Vegas is still kickass. Here I am posing at the Nipton massacre in NCR combat gear. HI MOM! [waves]
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UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 9 months ago2017-08-25 12:36:29 UTC Post #337030
Posted 9 months ago2017-08-25 13:34:55 UTC Post #337031
I think you might need to upgrade your potato.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 9 months ago2017-08-25 21:05:42 UTC Post #337056
It's somewhere on my "When I Have Money, I'll:" list.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 9 months ago2017-08-29 22:27:37 UTC Post #337156
I'm planning to download Destiny 2 during the open beta this week. Thing is, it's running from today (Tues 29th) to Thursday the 31st... The middle of the week.


Not only have we just come out of a three day weekend here in the UK, my understanding is that there is a long weekend in the US this coming weekend as well... Why run an open beta in the middle of the week!?

So, I'll be downloading tonight, maybe playing Wednesday and Thursday if nothing else takes my fancy. My understanding is it's a game that is better with friends... but that's out the window now.

Seriously... middle of the week for an open beta?


Ok... so I'm kind of annoyed that I really enjoyed Destiny 2's beta... The opening at least. The rest of the beta is multiplayer and none of my friends are playing it! :(
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-01 21:03:34 UTC Post #337224
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-02 12:38:08 UTC Post #337234
Just finished DOOM (2016). I had a blast, but I immediately uninstalled because the file size is ridiculous, considering all the DLC is for the subpar multiplayer portion. I don't need it on my hard drive anymore. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-02 15:54:05 UTC Post #337239
I didn't like it. At some point it got so boring I just uninstalled it. I enjoyed first two Dooms more. What made Doom 1 and 2 so good is the level design, but instead Doom 4 devs went for blood and gore.
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-02 16:25:14 UTC Post #337241
Doom 4 is the only part of the series that I haven't played yet. I enjoyed Doom 1 and 2, and loved third one even more. Sure it wasn't the same, but damn that game had great atmosphere, gameplay and just looked amazing (especially hell levels).

I'd pay any money for Heretic 3 or Hexen 3, just like Half-Life 3 (Raven can't count to 3 like Valve?). Too bad that EoC somewhat died out, could've been a great mod.
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-02 21:34:29 UTC Post #337244
I really enjoyed DOOM4. I would only play in small bursts though. Like, literally once I finished a chapter I would quit and do something else for a while.

I definitely liked it more than Doom 3. That's on my personal worst games of all time list.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-03 01:11:59 UTC Post #337248
Doom 4's... okay. Sorta middling, nothing great. There's a good shooter in there kinda drowned out by lots of pointless progression junk. The encounters started getting monotonous because they all followed the same formula: enter obvious arena - destroy hell nest - fight off the horde. Doom 1/2 obfuscated the encounters more, sure there were spooky monster closets, but they had a large variety of pre-populated enemies lying in wait to ambush you or offer unique room-by-room threats.

Doom 3 was:
  • a terrible DOOM game
  • a sorta ambitious tech experiment
  • a more traditional horror shooter
Take it away from the Doom franchise, tweak a couple of things and you have a pretty decent, oppressive survival shooter in there. It's lighter on health and ammo, and light becomes a valued resource (which they really should have done more with, fancy dynamic lighting engine and all that).

I don't hate either game.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-03 04:41:02 UTC Post #337250
I liked Doom 3 a lot, couldn't stand 4 at all.
Suparsonik SuparsonikWithstood the post-nuke test.
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-03 10:15:49 UTC Post #337256
"The encounters started getting monotonous because they all followed the same formula: enter obvious arena - destroy hell nest - fight off the horde."
Agreed. The levels are also completely linear. The so-called "secrets" are super easy to find - just stop following the main path and you'll find one.
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-04 04:57:21 UTC Post #337275
I installed Shoker's Weapon Mod for STALKER: Call of Pripyat. Outside of the weather mod Atmosfear this is my first foray into STALKER mods. Quite enjoyable so far, especially now that I've worked my way up to the USAS-12 auto shotgun.

I gotta tell you, twenty rounds of twelve gauge buckshot in five seconds will make any problem disappear.
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-04 09:00:46 UTC Post #337276
Those weapon mods only bring disbalance into the game. I'm kinda fine with the vanilla weapons.
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-04 09:27:54 UTC Post #337277
I love STALKER series. Played only Shadow of Chernobyl and Clear Sky though, and without mods (next time I'll play, I'll pick up Autumn Aurora).

Currently gaming:

1. World of Tanks.

Grinded my way to tier 7 tank destroyer, and blast through enemy tanks. Fucking Ikv 90 B can penetrate Tier 9 armor as if it was made of paper - and that's with stock gun!

2. The Dark Mod - the best Thief like game out there IMO. Even though the setting is different, it feels much more like a sequel to Thief than Deathly Shadows (which was awesome) or Thief 4 (haven't played it, but reviews and thief community call it an utter disaster). Once I'll get through all fan missions, I'll make my own campaign for it.
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-04 22:27:50 UTC Post #337296
This, right here, is why Fallout 4 was nothing compared to Fallout: New Vegas.

Knowing what your skills are, seeing that they're not high enough to convince a character, then choosing the option anyway just to see the reaction.
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Also, the mandatory low intelligence play through.

"Are you a maker of war, or peace?"
1. Pizza.
2. Warm.
3. Huh?
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-05 10:47:53 UTC Post #337299
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-05 12:05:34 UTC Post #337300
Motherfucker straight up ran past the door though.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-05 14:07:28 UTC Post #337306
Those weapon mods only bring disbalance into the game. I'm kinda fine with the vanilla weapons.
I'd been playing vanilla for years, and it reached the point where I always ended up with the exact same loadout at endgame, so I decided I wanted a lot more variety. Plus, this one tweaks the AI, forcibly locks the game at Master difficulty, and gives all these fun new weapons to all the NPCs as well, so it's not like you become unstoppable right out the gate. Even zombies are a significant threat now. Especially when it's an exoskeleton zombie carrying an M60 machinegun........
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-05 14:49:24 UTC Post #337307
Sounds like something I should try with next playthrough, I'll have to beat vanilla CS (always kinda dropped halfway) and CoP first though.
Posted 9 months ago2017-09-05 16:06:30 UTC Post #337310

The problem is that such mods add lots of useless weaponry. Two assault rifles with the same parameters but different costs or vice versa is a common sight there. I don't stop anyone from installing any weapon packs, that's just my own opinion.
Posted 8 months ago2017-09-29 03:13:23 UTC Post #337584
Playing Portal 2 again with my son--with him playing and me guiding him.
Posted 8 months ago2017-10-06 02:39:06 UTC Post #337712
It should be the other way around for the real fun!
Posted 8 months ago2017-10-06 02:54:36 UTC Post #337713
I'd like to take a moment to mention Mashinky - an indie game going out on early access today.

Developed in its entirety by a single man over the course of almost a decade, it's in a pretty solid state for an early access release. Not without its difficulties, some things are still a bit rough around the edges and the interface still kind of gets in the way; all of these however are expected for an early access game. And it looks beautiful.

I had the opportunity to take part in the late testing stages (hence some might have noticed me already racking up over 40 hours on Steam despite it not being out yet) and I can assert it has a promising future. I recommend it to anyone who liked the types of Railroad Tycoon.

Posted 8 months ago2017-10-06 08:39:25 UTC Post #337716

This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.
Posted 8 months ago2017-10-06 08:39:49 UTC Post #337717
Posted 8 months ago2017-10-06 12:36:03 UTC Post #337718
@DiscoStu: That looks right up my street. I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of time I sank into Chris Sawyer's Transport Tycoon back in the day. Hell, I still fire it up from time to time.

I might have to grab that. I checked the site to see if there was any mention of road vehicles, aircraft or shipping but had to tweet the developer instead. I ALWAY started out my transport company with a bus route at my headquarters to the nearest town. :P

In other news, I shall be trying the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 beta this weekend, for a while anyway. I imagine I'll be back on PUBG before too long.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 8 months ago2017-10-07 02:36:01 UTC Post #337724
Or you could have asked me and I could have answered that they're not yet implemented but planned for a future release.

I'm pretty sure it's said somewhere though...

Right. It's on the welcome screen and early access disclaimer. That's where I kept seeing it.
Posted 7 months ago2017-10-31 13:32:25 UTC Post #337737
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The rifle says 1934, but the armour says 2077.

Still enjoying the absolute crap out of my second New Vegas play through.

October 31st Update

I finally got around to trying both Hollow Knight and Spelunky and I absolutely love both of them. Hollow Knight I grabbed with my birthday money a couple of weeks ago, but Spelunky has been in my Steam games for a couple of years and I just never tried it. I don't know why... but God damn is it addictive.

Also, PUBG at the weekends as standard.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 7 months ago2017-11-12 11:48:42 UTC Post #337893
Been playing Destiny 2 lately, they've done well on the visual side though it doesn't show immediately. Cramming the player between narrow, generic hallways through most of the intro/1st level might of been... a bit of a questionable decision...
Still at level 2, but the rest is opening up well so far.

Edit: D2 was a fun ride while the story and level up experience lasted, all that is left afterwards is either mindlessly grinding the same underwhelming events or pvp. Since i'm not much of a fan of either, i don't see myself spending more than 40-50 hours on it. Imo, worth the buck for the story and while the novelty lasted IF you play with friends, but nothing to go crazy about.
Posted 6 months ago2017-12-11 16:37:50 UTC Post #338216
Utterly hooked on Hollow Knight these days. I highly recommend you grab it while it's on sale, though IMO it's a steal at full price.

It's challenging, got some nice lore and the soundtrack is gorgeous.

Probably only get it if you're into sidescrollers/metroidvania games, but I didn't even know if I'd be into it until I got it.
I'm also delving into Divinity: Original Sin 2 and the mind boggles at the sheer number of solutions and branching paths this game has.

I found myself at the mercy of a locked door and having exhausted all attempts to pick it or find a key I almost walked away. Then I noticed it had a health bar, so I got my burly dwarven friend to pummel it into splinters. That worked a charm.

If anyone else has this game and would like to run through a coop campaign then give me a shout. :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 6 months ago2017-12-15 09:46:18 UTC Post #338393
Clash of Clans
Soup Miner Soup MinerMe, mad? Haha, quite likely.
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