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2017-04-13 11:00:22 PM  
Running through Mass Effect: Andromeda ever so slowly, currently on Havarl.
On the tabletop front, I've been digging through my Heavy Gear archives to support the current Bundle of Holding, and I've made good progress this week on the GREL expansion for Heavy Gear D6.
If you're a fan of Real Robot games at all, HG has been my favorite setting for over twenty years. Think the AMP suits from Avatar- only much cooler.
 
2017-04-13 11:06:33 PM  
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I love the Battle.net Forums.
 
2017-04-13 11:13:38 PM  
I cannot get the Fark away from Persona 5.

I usually play 3-4 different games a week, but since I got P5, I've played nothing else but Mario Run, and that's only when I'm out and about.
 
2017-04-13 11:16:42 PM  
BE SURE T_  _____ ____ ________
 
2017-04-13 11:18:29 PM  
Still working my way through Mass Effect 2.

Older games? Can't go wrong with Symphony of the Night.
 
2017-04-13 11:26:20 PM  
The Archer series of voice packs for XCom2 is the greatest thing ever.  Totally NSFW dialog within.

"Even your balls are made of pussy!"

Yes.
 
2017-04-13 11:51:23 PM  
Pictionary.  So fun.
 
2017-04-13 11:57:35 PM  
Haven't really been playing anything heavily since finishing ME: Andromeda.  Played a little Hearthstone but I'm still waiting for the meta to shake out before I devote too much time to it.

Thanks for the link, subby.  GOG sent me an email on the 10th when the NWN bundle went on sale for 20 bucks but didn't bother to send me another one for the big sale.  Just picked up that same bundle for 12 instead.

On the tabletop front, more Jade Regent last week.  Just about done with the swampventure at the beginning.  Looking forward to the story actually kicking off.

Older game recommendations:  For me, Chrono Trigger for the SNES is still the best video game of all time.  If we're talking slightly newer, Conker's Bad Fur Day for N64 (or remade for original Xbox) is also a standout.  If you want PC instead, KOTOR.
 
2017-04-14 12:27:22 AM  
Thanks to a 40% off coupon for owning LIMBO, I finally got around to playing INSIDE this week. Beautiful and atmospheric with competent puzzling and platforming, but disappointingly short and leaves you rather unfulfilled and feeling a bit WTF at the end. Overall pretty good, and definitely worth it at a discount but maybe not worth getting at full price.

Otherwise, I finished the Thieves Guild quests in Skyrim and am more back to focusing on doing the Dark Brotherhood quest line, though also going around to find all of the Daedric artifacts for that achievement. 

I bought Bayonetta for PC and started a bit of it, but I'm too confused about what's going on at the beginning to really get into it. I think I'm not quite in the right mood for it though, and I get the feeling I'll enjoy it once I get used to it. 

Otherwise, I still have Pokemon GO going on. I've caught all the Magikarp all the time, but still haven't got a shiny one yet. Grrrr...
 
2017-04-14 12:32:26 AM  
Older games?

Baldur's Gate.

"Go for the eyes, Boo! GO FOR THE EYES!!!"
 
2017-04-14 12:38:07 AM  
I still like to play Silent Storm from time to time.  It made all other turn-based games look extremely dated when it was released.
 
2017-04-14 12:39:12 AM  
Speaking of code wheels link goes to a 60% - 80% D&D game sale.

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I find it amusing this screenshot posted on gog.com shows someone's character named as 'Drug Addict'. Would it be the dwarf porn star? Or the 'Jem and the Holograms' rejected band member elf?
 
2017-04-14 01:38:36 AM  
Go play 3E D&D.

Yeah, yeah, Pathfinder, whatever. It isn't Dungeons & Dragons. If you try to tell someone you're going to your weekly D&D game, you're lying. And if you tell them it's your weekly Pathfinder game only the fellow nerds (self included) will understand or care.

4th ed.? Pfff...f*ck 4th ed. P&P MMORPG? No.

5th ed.? In a campaign now. Still not impressed with the mechanics. Better than 4th, but the whole spell concentration thing ruins wizards, utterly. I can cast haste...and then cast nothing else while it's in effect? Same with most other buff spells? Bullsh*t. I'll show up to RP just about anything, so at least it's a game.

Other than D&D, still LARPing OWoD. Right now I'm playing Werewolf and Sabbat.

In Werewolf I'm a Sept Beta helping to coordinate my sept's defenses against a multitude of foes, while dealing with a number of PC's from other games (part of a large org.) and trying to find allies to come aid us in our big fight coming up at an event game in May. Beautiful, intense RP all around.

In Sabbat this coming weekend my Tzimisce elder (which I started playing in 2005) will finally be reclaiming a Bishopric he lost about 8 years ago (real time) to political betrayal. My childe was holding it this entire time for me after I was forced to leave the area, but then that childe went missing. Basically my bloodline has laid claim to this seat. My PC grandchilde is aiding in the reclamation. It's actually some awesome epic sh*t.
 
2017-04-14 02:24:34 AM  
I'm still running through Mass Effect, and this run will probably be my last until DLC drop. At this point it's more about getting the most out of the stories than resource gouging to get the sweet equipment. Which is nice, and I've optimized a sniper build with some mix and match armor that that gives me a crap load of ammunition, and buffs my health and shields so that when I get finally cornered by a damned Architect or three of the damn chain gun wielding Kett, I can tank it out for all the headshots.

The game comes into its own by the third act, and there are still new bits that I'm finding. Beyond finding Conrad Vernor's sister, or Zaeed Masani's son-- or the poor schlub who wants to get out and explore and whose tail you get out of the fire a few times after he asks your advice on what job to go for, and winds up in the bar in Kadara, snarling at you.

Flip Pathfinder is the best Pathfinder. Smartassing your way through the cluster may get you done looks from the Nexus staff, but it's satisfying as heck by the third act of baiting Tann.

As for older games: Mark of Kri and its sequel Rise of the Kasai are going to get my attention, because my PS2 is still functional, and both games are amazing. The best stealth mechanics I've seen yet, and the Don Bluth/ Disney-esque animation is still gorgeous. And the simplicity of the combat system is still more fluid and natural than damn near any game I can to name, especially today, and the story is still fun. These games were both way ahead of their time.
 
2017-04-14 02:25:23 AM  
With this old machine I'm kind of limited on what I can play so "older" games are pretty much all I have. Not 10 years old, though. 6 1/2, tops

/I still love Civ V
 
2017-04-14 03:06:33 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: With this old machine I'm kind of limited on what I can play so "older" games are pretty much all I have. Not 10 years old, though. 6 1/2, tops

/I still love Civ V


Civ V with G&K and BNW is the best Civ game. I had such high hopes for VI and it's such a shiatpile, but V wasn't a complete, quality game until both those expansions were released. Maybe there's still hope for VI, but until then I'll keep failing at deity in V.
 
2017-04-14 03:16:22 AM  
XCOM 2: So damn good, and so damn frustrating!
 
2017-04-14 04:14:07 AM  
You can't go wrong with the Jak and Daxter trilogy.
 
2017-04-14 06:22:48 AM  

HedlessChickn: I cannot get the Fark away from Persona 5.

I usually play 3-4 different games a week, but since I got P5, I've played nothing else but Mario Run, and that's only when I'm out and about.


Is P5 bad?  I was thinking about getting that after work today.
 
2017-04-14 07:04:03 AM  
I actually haven't played much LoZ: Breath of the Wild this week. Occasionally helping the gf with a shrine or whizzrobe (they're giant pains in the ass until you figure out a good way to take them on. Ice arrow to the face and then either explosive arrow or fire arrow. If need be, a good melee strike to finish them)

as for old games, no question, Mercenaries (both original and sequel) are great games and the original is very timely considering world events.

for Older old games: Sid Meier's Pirates!, Colonization (original DOS game) and Knights of the Sky (DOS game too)

all of which should be in a "best of Microprose" bundle on GOG, but you can get them all there right now.
 
2017-04-14 07:11:07 AM  

MrPoopyPants: XCOM 2: So damn good, and so damn frustrating!


Vanilla or Long War 2?  I'm plodding through a Long War 2 campaign that I'd made a little easier then default to pass the time these days, love the class break down and I've grown fond of the huge strategic change that its infiltration mechanics added.  Not quite a fan of its return to individual equipment upgrade mechanism but I live with it.
 
2017-04-14 07:49:41 AM  
Over the past six months I've just been responding how much I was looking forward to Persona 5 here. I didn't write anything here last week because I was too busy playing Persona 5.

So it may come as a surprise when I say that I'm playing Persona 5 and LOVING IT. If you haven't played these games I'd highly recommend P5 if you have any interest in turn-based JRPGs.
 
2017-04-14 08:19:30 AM  
Still working my way through Deus Ex - Mankind Divided. As for older games, I am dominant at Age of Empires II.
 
2017-04-14 08:26:49 AM  
I'm still on the Lego Dimension game. Yet I haven't played at all this week.
 
2017-04-14 08:31:09 AM  

naughtyrev: As for older games, I am dominant at Age of Empires II.


fite me nurd

i will destory u
 
2017-04-14 08:35:35 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: Older games?

Baldur's Gate.

"Go for the eyes, Boo! GO FOR THE EYES!!!"


Been replaying in EE - heading out after Yaga Shura in TOB when I next find the time to play.
 
2017-04-14 08:37:47 AM  

Ambivalence: HedlessChickn: I cannot get the Fark away from Persona 5.

I usually play 3-4 different games a week, but since I got P5, I've played nothing else but Mario Run, and that's only when I'm out and about.

Is P5 bad?  I was thinking about getting that after work today.


I adore P5. Sorry if I didn't make that clear. When I'm at home it's P5, when away I play Mario Run.
 
2017-04-14 08:43:34 AM  
Been playing mostly Zelda on Wii U, with some minor pockets of Diablo 3.
 
2017-04-14 09:04:31 AM  
The new Elite Dangerous dropped on the same day my GPU water cooler arrived.

Played around a little with that before deciding I'd had enough of my video card throttling itself. Pulled apart my case, disassembled the 1080 and added the cooler, then reassembled the video card and the puter case.

Plugged everything back in and hit the power button.

Nothing.

Pulled out the video card and reseated it.

Still nothing.

Sighed deeply. Prepared to throw case through window. Sighed again.

Thankfully, my years in support came back to me. Work the problem from the beginning (support used to be more than copy/paste email response).

First point of failure - the power button itself. Popped the cover back off of the case and bare wires are hanging. Taking the cover off (correctly, I would add) pulled the wires right out of the power and reset buttons. Looking at them closely, there's no way to reattach them without pulling the housing apart.

Long story short (too late!), I'm playing the "wait for UPS to deliver my new case that allows me to open it without having to worry that I'll incapacitate the functionality" (ie., The top can be easily removed without impacting the switch housing in any way).

So long Azza (otherwise a great case), hello Thermaltake
 
2017-04-14 09:05:42 AM  

mamoru: Thanks to a 40% off coupon for owning LIMBO, I finally got around to playing INSIDE this week. Beautiful and atmospheric with competent puzzling and platforming, but disappointingly short and leaves you rather unfulfilled and feeling a bit WTF at the end. Overall pretty good, and definitely worth it at a discount but maybe not worth getting at full price.

Otherwise, I finished the Thieves Guild quests in Skyrim and am more back to focusing on doing the Dark Brotherhood quest line, though also going around to find all of the Daedric artifacts for that achievement. 

I bought Bayonetta for PC and started a bit of it, but I'm too confused about what's going on at the beginning to really get into it. I think I'm not quite in the right mood for it though, and I get the feeling I'll enjoy it once I get used to it. 

Otherwise, I still have Pokemon GO going on. I've caught all the Magikarp all the time, but still haven't got a shiny one yet. Grrrr...


With Inside, you need to replay it and get the secret ending to better understand what's going on. Or just watch a spoiler video.
 
2017-04-14 09:08:33 AM  

GRCooper: The new Elite Dangerous dropped on the same day my GPU water cooler arrived.

Played around a little with that before deciding I'd had enough of my video card throttling itself. Pulled apart my case, disassembled the 1080 and added the cooler, then reassembled the video card and the puter case.

Plugged everything back in and hit the power button.

Nothing.

Pulled out the video card and reseated it.

Still nothing.

Sighed deeply. Prepared to throw case through window. Sighed again.

Thankfully, my years in support came back to me. Work the problem from the beginning (support used to be more than copy/paste email response).

First point of failure - the power button itself. Popped the cover back off of the case and bare wires are hanging. Taking the cover off (correctly, I would add) pulled the wires right out of the power and reset buttons. Looking at them closely, there's no way to reattach them without pulling the housing apart.

Long story short (too late!), I'm playing the "wait for UPS to deliver my new case that allows me to open it without having to worry that I'll incapacitate the functionality" (ie., The top can be easily removed without impacting the switch housing in any way).

So long Azza (otherwise a great case), hello Thermaltake


Psst:  You can use a jumper to trigger a power up or even a well placed tap with a metal knife.  Here's a long boring video link (sorry) that goes into better detail:
http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2011-jumping-a-motherboard-without-​p​ower-switch-button

/I actually kept a power button & its wiring from a previous case just so I could do this in such a situation without resorting to the metal knife
//Double check your motherboard power connections to the PSU, way more then I care to admit I forget to re-attach those.
 
2017-04-14 09:09:27 AM  
Pit People with my son. It's a fun strategy time waster and should be good when it's out of early access
 
2017-04-14 09:09:30 AM  
(oh and knowing your penchant for high-end parts odds are your motherboard has a power & reset button directly on it somewhere too)
 
2017-04-14 09:11:35 AM  
I've pretty much just been playing P5 over the last week.  Having a lot of fun with it, finished the 4th dungeon and got to the "due date" before putting it up last night.  Enjoying the heck out of it, may be my favorite Persona to date TBH, though P2 does have the nostalgia factor working in its advantage.

Not sure I have a favorite old school D&D game, I've always struggled with western style RPGs - you open the world up to much and I tend to wander around a bit before getting bored and quitting.  I do remember getting through one of the older dark sun games back in the day, running around with a party full of quad wielding insect people was all the 9 year old me needed to stay interested.
 
2017-04-14 09:12:33 AM  
Andromeda

I've lost all interest in the single player game. Dont know why. Made it to the Angara homeworld and pretty much just said "fark it, i really dont care anymore." Its not a bad game, it just doesnt interest me anymore.

Been playing lots of multiplayer. Biotic combos are still under-powered and mostly useless unless you are running the Asari Adept X and spamming the annihilation field/lance "glitch". Cobra RPGs are also nerfed to almost uselessness, which makes the fact that they limit them even more head scratching. That aside, its been a lot of fun to play, especially if you get a good group together.

/not really a "glitch" as much as an OP mechanic that i'm sure they will nerf the hell out of sooner or later.
 
2017-04-14 09:12:46 AM  
Warframe as of late for me, loving Octavia but my main Frame is rapidly becoming Nezha. At Mastery 21, I'm starting to shake out my standard loadout, finally.

Also, Captura eats up too much of my time: Captura Gallery

As for 10+ Symphony of the Night and Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura.
 
2017-04-14 09:13:08 AM  
I haven't played much of anything recently, but I bought Dawn of War at Goodwill for $2. It should be good for the price.

For old games, I'd recommend Sonic 3 plugged into Sonic & Knuckles or some of the old puzzle-ish games like Puyo Puyo (Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine), Puzzle Bobble (Bust-a-Move), or Tetris Attack (Pokemon Puzzle Challenge). I'm kind of weird though.
 
2017-04-14 09:16:40 AM  
Town of Salem has hooked me in.
 
2017-04-14 09:18:06 AM  
I have allowed myself to be sucked into Breath of the Wild. I felt guilty about pirating it so I actually bought a legal copy (and then I had to export my EUR save data to re-import it as US save data so that was fun).

By coincidence, I have also been playing some old games. On Wednesday I completed a playthrough of the Second Quest of The Legend of Zelda, though I used Zelda Classic to do so rather than an emulator/rom set or actual hardware. It was a challenge (no cheating or savestates, and I do not know if Zelda Classic even supports either) but it was not as difficult as I remembered. Once completed, I began a playthrough of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link though I have not yet finished.

Other recommended classic games include Baldur's Gate (the entire trilogy from start to finish with the same character), Deus Ex (now someone has to reinstall it!), Final Fantasy IX (my favorite of the Final Fantasy games and now on Steam!), the Kings Field series (a very slow-paced Playstation-era first-person action RPG that is not for everyone), Mega Man 2, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magicka Obscura, Planescape: Torment, Tron 2.0 (highly underrated but, in my opinion, a superior sequel than Tron Legacy), The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Grim Fandango, Fallout, Fallout 2, Shadow Man (another underappreciated game), System Shock, System Shock 2 (I first played that to get the taste of Deus Ex: Invisible War out of my mouth and I could not understand why it had not received more love at that time) and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (my favorite of the GTAIII era).


I may be spending this weekend assembling a new gaming system, assuming that I feel up to the task. That should be fun.
 
2017-04-14 09:18:15 AM  
Stellaris' new Utopia patch.

Pros: lots of new content, and completely revamped systems

Coms: i finally built a dyson sphere.... and achievements appear to be broken (fml)
 
2017-04-14 09:18:34 AM  
*cons
 
2017-04-14 09:19:21 AM  
Finished Andromeda except for broken quests, at least until DLC drops.

Back to GTA.
 
2017-04-14 09:21:52 AM  
NetHack!
 
2017-04-14 09:22:51 AM  
Fallout 4 again, not sure if I'll do the Railroad or Minutemen ending.  I'll try Survival mode again but I'm not an action player and last time didn't make it past the first Deathclaw.
 
2017-04-14 09:23:09 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: With Inside, you need to replay it and get the secret ending to better understand what's going on. Or just watch a spoiler video.


Is the secret ending the one you get when you unlock all of the hidden "achievement spheres" (the things that give you an achievement when you disable one) and then go back and do the thing in the secret room? Because I did that. 

What left me unfulfilled is that I guess I really wanted more background; I wanted to know more of the how and why of that world to put the player actions and outcome of the story into some kind of context. Like I said, the game was beautiful and atmospheric, and the environments and setting were amazing; I just want to know more about those settings to put what you did as the player into context.
 
2017-04-14 09:25:05 AM  
To whoever posted the video last week of improving the memory allocation for Minecraft, I owe you a big hug, it ran so much better after that.  I still have some issues, but not nearly as bad as before, thank you!

So I got to the Nether and traded up a bunch of torch-chandeliers for Glowstone in my Atomic Mansion, and it looks much better.  Next I begin working on my railway.

I put in some time both on World of Warships and Steel Ocean.  I find myself gravitating back to WOWs more than SO, but I am not giving up on the latter.

In WOWs, I'm having a tough time winning battles with the Ryujo.  I'm good for at least 1 or two ships sunk, and damage to others, but time after time my team looses.  I seem to be the common denominator, but for the life of me I'm not sure what I can do to help more.

In SO, I'm still fighting the bots, although I just got a tier 3 Japanese cruiser.  I'm working on getting my other ships higher tier before I make a push to Tier 4.

Those D&D games look like a lot of win.  I already own the Forgotten realms set #2  (PoR, CotAB, SSB, and PoD), and the Baldur's Gate series and those run really nice on my new(ish) system, so I presume all of them will operate without issue.  I might pick up the Temple of Elemental Evil and the Treasures series.  I want to get Planetscape, but I'm not sure I want to invest my time in that game with my current play-schedule as chip-choppy as it is.  I noticed they didn't have Pools of Radiance assault on Myth Drannor (or whatever that super-buggy one was called).  I would consider replaying that one if they fixed the bugs, or had it on sale for a couple of bucks.  For a dungeon crawl, it wasn't too bad, although as a D&D game it sucked.
 
2017-04-14 09:26:23 AM  
 Greetings all.  on PC I've still been grinding my way to long campaign victory with chaos on very hard in Total War Warhammer.  It's to the point where victory is all but inevitable but god damn those dwarfs are annoying late game.  My Kholek all monster army has been awesome as promised.  For a 10 year old game, gotta say Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls Oblivion (still have the opening song in my head) Dead Space is almost 10, I loved the shiat out of that game.  Be prepared to pee your pants a few times.

On the miniatures front, I assembled all my Hordes last week and began to paint my Reaper minis.  I'm actually having a ton of fun learning to paint again and I think with practice I could be pretty good.  I bought a nice light for our craft table that magnifies 2.25x which helps a lot for my older eyes.  I painted 3 little skelelton archers and I'm working on an orc marauder.  Next up is this evil warrior guy that doesn't look all that evil and then I'll start on the layering kit.  My buddy and I played through the basic training missions and then a battle group battle between skorne and trollbloods.  We had a ton of fun even though we barely knew what we were doing.  We're going to play again tomorrow.  I'm also going to hit up the game store in the morning for the Legion forces book and a couple more units/models.  Here are some pics:

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2017-04-14 09:30:34 AM  

Dimensio: I have allowed myself to be sucked into Breath of the Wild. I felt guilty about pirating it so I actually bought a legal copy (and then I had to export my EUR save data to re-import it as US save data so that was fun).

By coincidence, I have also been playing some old games. On Wednesday I completed a playthrough of the Second Quest of The Legend of Zelda, though I used Zelda Classic to do so rather than an emulator/rom set or actual hardware. It was a challenge (no cheating or savestates, and I do not know if Zelda Classic even supports either) but it was not as difficult as I remembered. Once completed, I began a playthrough of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link though I have not yet finished.

Other recommended classic games include Baldur's Gate (the entire trilogy from start to finish with the same character), Deus Ex (now someone has to reinstall it!), Final Fantasy IX (my favorite of the Final Fantasy games and now on Steam!), the Kings Field series (a very slow-paced Playstation-era first-person action RPG that is not for everyone), Mega Man 2, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magicka Obscura, Planescape: Torment, Tron 2.0 (highly underrated but, in my opinion, a superior sequel than Tron Legacy), The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Grim Fandango, Fallout, Fallout 2, Shadow Man (another underappreciated game), System Shock, System Shock 2 (I first played that to get the taste of Deus Ex: Invisible War out of my mouth and I could not understand why it had not received more love at that time) and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (my favorite of the GTAIII era).


I may be spending this weekend assembling a new gaming system, assuming that I feel up to the task. That should be fun.


Grim Fandango!  Love that game.  They released an updated version on Steam FYI.  I started but didn't finish.  Might have to hop back to that...
 
2017-04-14 09:31:41 AM  
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I farking hated this thing
 
2017-04-14 09:33:39 AM  

ltdanman44: [img.fark.net image 645x640]

I farking hated this thing

AN UNSEEN FORCE HURLS YOU INTO THE ABYSS!

 
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