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Online Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3900 on: October 24, 2021, 11:44:06 PM »

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3901 on: October 25, 2021, 09:24:13 AM »
Launched into a new game--for me anyway--Borderlands 3.  And I am doing it solo.  So far so good.  But this is a deep and complicated loot based game.  I'll be at it for awhile.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3902 on: November 17, 2021, 09:18:36 PM »
I just made my most devious MTG deck yet.  It's so aggravating and frustrating to deal with, it's so great.

I'll briefly explain so people who don't even play MTG can understand.  Normally, MTG players take turns playing bigger and better creatures, which they use as their personal armies and beat the stuffing out of the other player.  That's what happens 90% of the time.

My deck destroys this mechanic.  Instead of playing creatures, my deck causes creatures to lose effectiveness and eventually become liabilities.  I force my opponent to use more and more resources to preserve their creatures from destruction.  I regularly force them to pay life or sacrifice their creatures.  If they pay enough life, they lose the game.  If they sacrifice all their creatures, they also lose life, which causes them to lose the game.  It's lose/lose.

For those in the know: Vile Consumption, Ensnaring Bridge, Pendrell Mists, Torment of Scarabs, Propaganda, Bloodchief Ascension, etc.  Fun stuff.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2021, 09:29:03 PM by Hydra009 »

Offline Shiranu

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3903 on: November 17, 2021, 09:41:25 PM »
Launched into a new game--for me anyway--Borderlands 3.  And I am doing it solo.  So far so good.  But this is a deep and complicated loot based game.  I'll be at it for awhile.

Actually just started playing BL3 again a week or so ago; the comedy isn't quite as good as the second (although I disagree with people who act like it was a massive step down) and the gameplay is good.

I love looters, so Borderlands has always been a favorite of mine.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3904 on: November 18, 2021, 09:21:58 AM »
Actually just started playing BL3 again a week or so ago; the comedy isn't quite as good as the second (although I disagree with people who act like it was a massive step down) and the gameplay is good.

I love looters, so Borderlands has always been a favorite of mine.
I love looters, too.  But I only play solo.  That was a problem in BL2.  I put in over 2,000 hours trying all the characters and using the 'for sure easy for solo builds'.  Could not beat the big bosses--and not from lack of trying.  In BL3, I've taken Zane to just about the end and have died very little-and usually from stupid mistakes.  Solo is very viable and I am loving it.  Only have 300 hours in, so with 4 characters who have 3 trees each, I have a long way to go. :))
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Shiranu

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3905 on: November 20, 2021, 03:06:27 PM »
Replaying Bioshock: Infinite and my god the graphics have held up so well, it's still one of the most beautiful games around imo.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3906 on: November 20, 2021, 05:05:37 PM »
Replaying Bioshock: Infinite and my god the graphics have held up so well, it's still one of the most beautiful games around imo.
My play through several years ago I thought the graphics were very good.  I enjoyed the odd twist the game gave us and the story was pretty good, as I remember it.  Don't know when I'll get to a replay anytime soon. 
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Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3907 on: December 08, 2021, 06:12:26 PM »
Finished tlou2

I know reviews and reception on this game has been polarizing.
Personally, i thought it kicked ass.

I'll admit, i wasn't privy to the entire 'plot twist' from the change of the trailer qnd thus did not feel mislead.
But man, this is a king amongst games.
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Online Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3908 on: December 08, 2021, 08:05:45 PM »
Giving Skyrim another go.

First order of business, partially rolling back an official patch so that the game is still compatible with SKSE, which is necessary for a slew of mods.
Translated for non-gamers:  I basically have to jam a crowbar into the engine block of my car before I can put sweet rims on it.

*installs a bunch of mods that make the enemies more aggressive and challenging*

My character within the first couple of minutes: 

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Online Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3909 on: December 08, 2021, 10:49:20 PM »
I added a bunch of immersion mods, and by Akatosh, does it look beautiful now.  My comp is only slightly better, but the game runs and looks much, much better.  It's like I'm walking through an actual living, breathing town surrounded by an actually wild wilderness.  If it gets more immersive, I might just buy a room in Breezhome (I can't afford the Cloud District) and escort traveling merchants for a living.
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Offline drunkenshoe

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3910 on: December 09, 2021, 01:00:12 AM »
(Somebody posted the weapon they enchanted with Nazeem's soul in reddit a week back.)
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Online Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3911 on: December 09, 2021, 01:40:08 AM »
(Somebody posted the weapon they enchanted with Nazeem's soul in reddit a week back.)

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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3912 on: December 10, 2021, 08:54:46 AM »



Offline the_antithesis

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3913 on: December 26, 2021, 10:11:29 PM »
Replaying Bioshock: Infinite and my god the graphics have held up so well, it's still one of the most beautiful games around imo.

Finally got this yesterday as it was on sale on Steam.

I don't know. I love Bioshock and still play it. Just did, as a matter of fact. And this is different, which is not a bad thing but I don't know if I like it as much. It's supposed to be an active, living city in Columbia as opposed to Rapture. Which doesn't explain all of the ruins. Also, citizens of Rapture were supposed to be all tweaked out thanks to genetic alteration which is why they act all janky like NPC's in a video game. In Columbia, they're just racists. You can say plenty about racists, but they don't usually reside in the uncanny valley.

I'm not sure about the PC having a voice. I told him to shut up several times in the early game, but it's better now that he has that chippy to talk and/or respond to.

The gameplay isn't agreeing with me. I'm more of a precision firefighter. I crouch in the shadows and take out a Sploicer with a single head shot with anti-personnel pistol ammunition. Running around a battle arena is not my thing. I always, always, always get blindsided by some asshole and it is incredibly frustrating. That said, coming back to life by whatever means is going on here is no biggie. Hundred percenting is for the weak of mind. And shortly after killing everybody, I can find food and whatever to get my health and bath salts up to max. So, I don't know. Not the kind of gameplay I find fun but it isn't stupid annoying. Not yet, anyway.


So I don't know. Essentially, it's an all new experience and new things frighten and disgust me. Probably why I haven't had a date since the divorce. The thing here is when I first go to the Arcadia section of Bioshock, I was like "Wow. This good." I haven't felt that for Infinite yet. I'm not impressed by most of it and I just want to go home or something.

Offline drunkenshoe

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3914 on: December 28, 2021, 01:10:20 AM »
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari