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Postby trouble » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:53 pm

surly wrote:no that's right. the board ate the original thread so this is the new one


everyone thinks this, but it is not true. only the hottest new titles please.
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Postby trouble » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:55 pm

and just a reminder we passed the threshold for MSGV, Super Mario Maker, and Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX so again please move all discussions to the retro games thread.
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Postby boonie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:36 am

wendy wrote:This is not a new game but where else can I log that skyrim has completely ruined my life


Glad that worked out for you :D
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Postby Spoons » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:18 am

Been playing nothing but Skyrim (again) for 6 or 7 weeks now. Only gonna (temporarily) stop because Divinty OS2 is out tomorrow.
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Postby Milk » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:07 pm

someday i need to get into modding so i can stop quitting games because a modder has abandoned updating a mod that was vital to my enjoyment of a game.

I get that modders don't owe anyone anything but if nothing else i feel that a responsible modder that has a couple thousand people subbed to their mod should at the very least bother telling subscribers they've abandoned it and offer to have someone else take it over. It's like two pages of comments in the past 2 weeks politely asking if they'll update it and zero answer and MOTHERFUCKER I CAN SEE YOU'RE IN A GAME RIGHT NOW.
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Postby internetfriend » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:11 pm

Milk wrote:someday i need to get into modding so i can stop quitting games because a modder has abandoned updating a mod that was vital to my enjoyment of a game.

I get that modders don't owe anyone anything but if nothing else i feel that a responsible modder that has a couple thousand people subbed to their mod should at the very least bother telling subscribers they've abandoned it and offer to have someone else take it over. It's like two pages of comments in the past 2 weeks politely asking if they'll update it and zero answer and MOTHERFUCKER I CAN SEE YOU'RE IN A GAME RIGHT NOW.

god im so sorry that someone who has delivered free content to you at the cost of probably dozens or hundreds of hours of their own labor for no material gain on their part doesn't respond to comments in a timely manner
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Postby internetfriend » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:12 pm

two weeks? are you fucking kidding me?
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Postby trouble » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:19 pm

it does kind of suck when a game update breaks mods which can ruin saves if the modders don't update, but that always seemed to be part of the risk.

don't really deal with mods anymore after i wasted almost 10 hours trying to mod skyrim into a fun game.
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Postby john plainman » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:21 pm

i love modding. the new MISERY update for stalker: call of pripyat comes out this month! i cant wait!!
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Postby iambic » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:25 pm

I love the XCOM 2 mod scene

Gotcha Again basically fixes every issue the vanilla game has with LoS and pod activation bullshit
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Postby JongleurGrey » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:40 pm

I haven't played WoTC, is it basically all the good things from LW2 and none of the bad?
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Postby iambic » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:45 pm

JongleurGrey wrote:I haven't played WoTC, is it basically all the good things from LW2 and none of the bad?

hm, nah. there are some vaguely LW2-ish things like a fatigue system and "covert ops" and sitreps and more mission variety in general. and I guess the new soldier types sort of inhabit some of the same terrain as some of the new LW2 classes. but really it's just a whole bunch of new junk stuffed into the existing package in a way that is often preposterous, but is great fun, actually.

my biggest complaint is that instead of Enemy Unknown it should be called, get this, Enemy Always on the Phone. because the faction leaders and Chosen won't ever stop calling you up to chat about whatever it is you've all done together lately. I don't even know how they all have the Commander's contact details, but there it is.
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Postby Guy Incognito » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:51 pm

Milk wrote:last time I was there my brother took a lot of time copying me all the countless skyrim mods he gathered to very significantly improve the gaming experience and got to work with one another and he made a text file explaining all i needed to do to make sure they were all gonna work and load properly and it's been like two months and i haven't installed it. To be fair he told me last time i spoke to him that he quit playing it anyway cause the map was small and boring and that's been my impression at a glance too.

Right now what's happening is exactly what i said would a few days ago. I'm getting gaming withdrawal from having nothing to play and i am super irritable for no reason and overall pretty despondent. The only thing i can think to do to make up for it is eat.


i went down the skyrim mod rabbit whole a bunch of months ago and the biggest problem is that all the coolest and most necessary mods (especially the ones that actually populate the map and cities with people) make the game incredibly unstable so it crashes constantly.
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Postby internetfriend » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:39 pm

http://www.develop-online.net/news/more-steam-games-have-been-released-since-june-than-the-combined-total-between-2006-2014/0235151

Figures are now beginning to appear that show the scale of the discoverability and potential saturation is at an all time high. Daniel Ahmad, an analyst at Niko Partners who looks at the Chinese and Southeast Asian games market, has tweeted that figures for 2017 are already higher than 2015 and are higher than the combined totals of 2006-2014. It looks set to eclipse the record set in 2016 for games released in a year on the platform.


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Postby Milk » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:36 pm

Guy Incognito wrote:
Milk wrote:last time I was there my brother took a lot of time copying me all the countless skyrim mods he gathered to very significantly improve the gaming experience and got to work with one another and he made a text file explaining all i needed to do to make sure they were all gonna work and load properly and it's been like two months and i haven't installed it. To be fair he told me last time i spoke to him that he quit playing it anyway cause the map was small and boring and that's been my impression at a glance too.

Right now what's happening is exactly what i said would a few days ago. I'm getting gaming withdrawal from having nothing to play and i am super irritable for no reason and overall pretty despondent. The only thing i can think to do to make up for it is eat.


i went down the skyrim mod rabbit whole a bunch of months ago and the biggest problem is that all the coolest and most necessary mods (especially the ones that actually populate the map and cities with people) make the game incredibly unstable so it crashes constantly.



yeah i was there when he was tryign to make it worth at first and it was crashing all the goddam time. Turns out most of the issue was graphical mods. Most of them can't work together.
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Postby Milk » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:46 pm

wish i wasnt so shallow about graphics. Tried to play LOTRO and gave up after an hour because it looked like hot garbage. To be fair it was way too mmorpg for me to get into anwyay. Ui absolutely cluttered with shit. Dumb boring combat. Still i might given it a good shot if it wasn't a 10 years old mmo. Meaning that graphically it's like a 15 years old single player rpg. At the very least. It's just that i need immersion and graphics really help with this. Mind you i don't know, if gameplay is very compelling i'll get over it. Like in 7 days to die (or minecraft but MC is a different beast altogether, the graphics are part of the package).

I might pay the 11 bucks for Black Desert online. At least that's a pretty mmorpg. Not a huge loss of it sucks. Of course i need to get hooked on a micropayments mmorpg like i need an enema.

Wait actually i might need an enema.
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Postby Guy Incognito » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:09 pm

i'm sure black desert online sucks and i am not really one for multi player games but man the idea of just being able to have my chill little farm in the far corner of a giant, scary, complex world where i get the option of adventuring (or more likely, not adventuring) is everything i want in a video game.
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Postby Milk » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:35 pm

^

yep


i paid the 11 bucks and am installing right now. You know the best thing about me is that WHEN i actually pay for games it's usually not very good ones (WWE 2k17, Elite Dangerous, The crew...). At the very least having paid for it ill feel obligated to try it for a 3 or 4 hours before deciding it sucks. I'm not generally very good at sticking to games if i'm not immediately hooked in the first two hours.
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Postby Milk » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:42 pm

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Milk wrote:someday i need to get into modding so i can stop quitting games because a modder has abandoned updating a mod that was vital to my enjoyment of a game.

I get that modders don't owe anyone anything but if nothing else i feel that a responsible modder that has a couple thousand people subbed to their mod should at the very least bother telling subscribers they've abandoned it and offer to have someone else take it over. It's like two pages of comments in the past 2 weeks politely asking if they'll update it and zero answer and MOTHERFUCKER I CAN SEE YOU'RE IN A GAME RIGHT NOW.

god im so sorry that someone who has delivered free content to you at the cost of probably dozens or hundreds of hours of their own labor for no material gain on their part doesn't respond to comments in a timely manner


I dont think its unreasonable. It's not just me it's a couple of thousands of people whose game is probably not usable now. It's a risk when you use mods that you have to be fully willing to take and especially in a early access game and i'll deal with it but seriously i don't think it's unreasonable at all for like the 30 people who have simply asked for an update on status to get an answer after two weeks. Like i said my main thing is that IF it is abandoned then someone else can pick it up. As i'm sure someone would. It's a popular mod.

I talked about it with my brother earlier tonight who DOES mod and he still answers people in a timely manner for mods he's done two years ago and has no intention of updating anymore. No modder owes an update to anyone, they're free to abandon when they please, but just a reply is basic manners. It's not like they've not seen them. It's literally 2 minutes of their time so people know what to expect. I don't call that entitlement in my world.
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Postby jca » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:04 pm

Guy Incognito wrote:i'm sure black desert online sucks and i am not really one for multi player games but man the idea of just being able to have my chill little farm in the far corner of a giant, scary, complex world where i get the option of adventuring (or more likely, not adventuring) is everything i want in a video game.

dude u gotta get on ffxiv it's super chill and we have a house
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Postby Bad craziness » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:49 pm

should be getting the xbone with Battlefield 1 and Witcher 3 GOTY by the end of the week

looking forward to completely withdrawing from the world
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Postby Bad craziness » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:54 pm

here's my running list of stuff to pick up later

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what'd I miss?
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Postby wallet inspector » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:15 am

Bad craziness wrote:here's my running list of stuff to pick up later

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if you're interested in firewatch and edith finch, i'd recommend tacoma and virginia
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Postby Adult Contemporary » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:40 am

you're missing the witcher 3, and good luck picking up anthem lol
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Postby Spoons » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:18 am

Why aren't you guys talking about Divinity: OS 2?
What's with all the talking about lesser games?
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Postby pablito » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:01 am

Milk wrote:I dont think its unreasonable. It's not just me it's a couple of thousands of people whose game is probably not usable now. It's a risk when you use mods that you have to be fully willing to take and especially in a early access game and i'll deal with it but seriously i don't think it's unreasonable at all for like the 30 people who have simply asked for an update on status to get an answer after two weeks. Like i said my main thing is that IF it is abandoned then someone else can pick it up. As i'm sure someone would. It's a popular mod.

I talked about it with my brother earlier tonight who DOES mod and he still answers people in a timely manner for mods he's done two years ago and has no intention of updating anymore. No modder owes an update to anyone, they're free to abandon when they please, but just a reply is basic manners. It's not like they've not seen them. It's literally 2 minutes of their time so people know what to expect. I don't call that entitlement in my world.

try to figure out how to update it yourself! if you care enough to wait for a response you can probably muster the tenacity for some trial+error / google / askin ur bro - based learnin and you'll at the very least come out the other side with some new skills, even if it doesnt work
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Postby an otter » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:22 am

likin the soviet aesthetic of that tooth and tail RTS,



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Postby iambic » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:56 am

Spoons wrote:Why aren't you guys talking about Divinity: OS 2?
What's with all the talking about lesser games?

I'm a backer, I just don't give much of a shit because I never finished the first one.
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Postby Spoons » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:25 am

iambic wrote:
Spoons wrote:Why aren't you guys talking about Divinity: OS 2?
What's with all the talking about lesser games?

I'm a backer, I just don't give much of a shit because I never finished the first one.

neither did I. stopped playing shortly before the end.
really enjoyed the 80 or so hours I put into the game though.
can't wait to co-op this shit with a friend.
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Postby iambic » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:30 am

I just wish it was a pure combat grind game, because the combat is superb. the presentation, writing, etc. just leaves me cold.
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