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The Flood / Re: I turn 29 today
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:08:06 AM »
Happy deci birthday.

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Gaming / Re: The Game Awards
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:12:32 AM »
as retarded as pubg looks, and the fact that everything about it screams that it's not my thing, it still looks kinda fun

still waiting on that console master race release
I think it's coming to xbox in 2018 but I'm not sure about PS4.

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Gaming / Re: EA BF2 response becomes the most downvoted Reddit comment ever
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:09:52 AM »
https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/news/pre-launch-update
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Thank you to everyone in our community for being the passionate fans that you are.

Our goal has always been to create the best possible game for all of you – devoted Star Wars fans and game players alike. We’ve also had an ongoing commitment to constantly listen, tune and evolve the experience as it grows. You’ve seen this with both the major adjustments, and polish, we have made over the past several weeks.

But as we approach the worldwide launch, it's clear that many of you feel there are still challenges in the design. We’ve heard the concerns about potentially giving players unfair advantages. And we’ve heard that this is overshadowing an otherwise great game. This was never our intention. Sorry we didn’t get this right.

We hear you loud and clear, so we’re turning off all in-game purchases. We will now spend more time listening, adjusting, balancing and tuning. This means that the option to purchase crystals in the game is now offline, and all progression will be earned through gameplay. The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we’ve made changes to the game. We’ll share more details as we work through this.

We have created a game that is built on your input, and it will continue to evolve and grow. Star Wars Battlefront II is three times the size of the previous game, bringing to life a brand new Star Wars story, space battles, epic new multiplayer experiences across all three Star Wars eras, with more free content to come. We want you to enjoy it, so please keep your thoughts coming. And we will keep you updated on our progress.

This is really good

It shows gamers they really do have a say in how games turn out
I'd just give it a month or so to wait and see. I wouldn't be surprised if they reactivate after the refund policy is over with minimal changes.

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Battlefront I and II (the good ones)
KOTOR 2
Halo CE and 2 are basically necessary

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Gaming / Re: Halo Mega Thread
« on: November 15, 2017, 12:17:21 PM »
I CLAPPED WHEN I SAW ARBITEEER
WE GO BACK TO THE ARK

REMEMBER THE CARTOGRAPHER?

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The Flood / Re: What have you done with your student loans
« on: November 15, 2017, 11:14:00 AM »
Isn't misuse of funds part of the reason why school loans systems are so often fucked? I regularly see people talk about how they spend their schooling money on games, trips, hardware and so on, which clearly is not what it's intended for. For all the people I see complaining (and rightfully so) about how messed up the system is, I see a lot of them indirectly contributing it by driving up expenses by spending school money on luxuries.
I do 3D art though so buying a PC is for my course

Also I get more money than I need so I have spare to spend on fun things
Couldn't you use the "extra" money toward repayment?
Maybe idk. Student loans calculates it based on your parents incomes and my parents don't earn much so i get more

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The Flood / Re: What have you done with your student loans
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:42:43 AM »
Isn't misuse of funds part of the reason why school loans systems are so often fucked? I regularly see people talk about how they spend their schooling money on games, trips, hardware and so on, which clearly is not what it's intended for. For all the people I see complaining (and rightfully so) about how messed up the system is, I see a lot of them indirectly contributing it by driving up expenses by spending school money on luxuries.
I do 3D art though so buying a PC is for my course

Also I get more money than I need so I have spare to spend on fun things

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The Flood / Re: What have you done with your student loans
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:59:16 AM »
Going to hong kong at christmas and building a PC after.

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The Flood / Re: Justice League (2017)
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:56:54 AM »
FUCK

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The Flood / Re: I turn 29 today
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:17:58 AM »
wow you're ten years older than me

I always thought you were younger, like 25-ish tbh

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The Flood / Re: Who else is gunna do No Fap November with me?
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:16:44 AM »
rude

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Gaming / Re: The Game Awards
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:24:27 PM »
it's not notable unless baconshelf is interested in it
Exactly

Glad someone else here gets it

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Gaming / Re: The Game Awards
« on: November 14, 2017, 01:32:52 PM »
Man this was a really weak year.

How do you figure lol
Nothing really notable or interesting came out. I only got Destiny 2 because literally nothing else this year has interested me.

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Gaming / Re: The Game Awards
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:49:59 PM »
Man this was a really weak year.

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Gaming / Re: EA BF2 response becomes the most downvoted Reddit comment ever
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:57:33 AM »
Problem with CoD is that (until this year's iteration) it was repetitive and dull
If you're talking about the SP sure, but the MP is the same shit it's always been. You know what you're getting at this point.
IW had a pretty fun campaign. The EVA segments were pretty comfy. Idk how par for the course it is because that and AW are the only ones I've ever played but I really enjoyed it.

Shame it was a CoD game and the chances of it getting a sequel are almost none because muh warld war two
Some people have already found out that the next CoD will be Black Ops 4 since it will be Treyarch's turn to release a game. The future shit is gonna come back.
Unless it lets me stamp out martian insurgents, it's not the same.

Apparently part of the description of the job listing was being above Prestige 1 in Blops 3

why
If it's a gameplay designer, I imagine you want people who are experienced with the series.

Unlike say, 343 "Hire people who hate Halo to make Halo" Industries.

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Gaming / Re: EA BF2 response becomes the most downvoted Reddit comment ever
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:29:20 AM »
Problem with CoD is that (until this year's iteration) it was repetitive and dull
If you're talking about the SP sure, but the MP is the same shit it's always been. You know what you're getting at this point.
IW had a pretty fun campaign. The EVA segments were pretty comfy. Idk how par for the course it is because that and AW are the only ones I've ever played but I really enjoyed it.

Shame it was a CoD game and the chances of it getting a sequel are almost none because muh warld war two
Some people have already found out that the next CoD will be Black Ops 4 since it will be Treyarch's turn to release a game. The future shit is gonna come back.
Unless it lets me stamp out martian insurgents, it's not the same.

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Gaming / Re: EA BF2 response becomes the most downvoted Reddit comment ever
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:26:16 AM »
Problem with CoD is that (until this year's iteration) it was repetitive and dull
If you're talking about the SP sure, but the MP is the same shit it's always been. You know what you're getting at this point.
IW had a pretty fun campaign. The EVA segments were pretty comfy. Idk how par for the course it is because that and AW are the only ones I've ever played but I really enjoyed it.

Shame it was a CoD game and the chances of it getting a sequel are almost none because muh warld war two

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Gaming / Re: EA BF2 response becomes the most downvoted Reddit comment ever
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:08:17 AM »
28k

glorious
You seem to be missing a zero. It's at 290k right now.

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Gaming / Re: EA BF2 response becomes the most downvoted Reddit comment ever
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:08:55 AM »
how retarded do you have to be to buy a game from a company that's been fairly consistently shit for a decade
I want to support Respawn, who are too good for EA and it's not fair that it's EA they got stuck with.

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Gaming / Re: Who's playing EAFront 2?
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:16:43 PM »
Wasn't overly impressed with the beta, nice to have some variety in terms of planets now but the gameplay itself felt rather tedious. I liked the Takodana gamemode though. Might ask for it for Christmas if I can't think of anything else.
I've done that, at the very least I'm interested by the campaign since DICE aren't the ones working on it
It's an episodic campaign you have to buy story DLC to keep up with

the story dlc is free dude
Oh huh. I read it was just the multiplayer stuff that was. nvm then,

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Gaming / Re: Who's playing EAFront 2?
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:16:49 PM »
Wasn't overly impressed with the beta, nice to have some variety in terms of planets now but the gameplay itself felt rather tedious. I liked the Takodana gamemode though. Might ask for it for Christmas if I can't think of anything else.
I've done that, at the very least I'm interested by the campaign since DICE aren't the ones working on it
It's an episodic campaign you have to buy story DLC to keep up with

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Serious / Re: Catalonia declares independence
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:15:18 PM »
I feel like Catalonia fucked themselves over a bit. They were basically their own nation minus a few things, and now they're not going to get that at all.
They don't want to pay taxes to Madrid. They aren't ethnic Spanish so they should have the right to decide for their future.
It's always about fucking money, isn't it? They supposedly contribute 1/5 of Spain's economy while making 16 percent of the total population. They just wanna put it back in their fat wallets.
If you could have 25% more of your own money, wouldn't you secede?

Doesn't mean much when most of their trade is to Spain and the EU, which has already been outlined to them that cessation will also take them out of the EU and all those lovely money-making trade deals.

They'd have to renegotiate EU membership and trade as well as build back bridges to Spain before they'd see any of that "freed up" 25%.
Not to mention that most European countries would not have officially recognised Catalonia as a sovereign nation.

Not giving Spain a free pass with how they've handled the situation but the Catalonian government had to have expected some sort of backlash to this. You don't autistically screech your way to independence and expect your neighbouring allies to just buck up and accept it.

Well I mean...

Britain's trying now after the indyref trial run a year earlier .
Yeah but other countries recognise the UK as an actual country

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Gaming / Re: Who's playing EAFront 2?
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:40:18 PM »
didnt EA just tank the studio doing the single player starwars game?
They tanked Visceral because apparently their game was goig through trouble behind the scenes, and EA wants to turn it into a Destiny clone. They also acquired basedRespawn a few days later, so now I'm scared for the future of Titanfall.

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Gaming / Re: KOTOR Playthrough Thread
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:38:22 PM »
is the dlc available on the xbox one?
No, there's nothing in the XB1 store anyway.

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Gaming / Re: KOTOR Playthrough Thread
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:37:05 PM »
Anyway, initial impressions are good. The combat is surprisingly enjoyable and I'm interested in where this all goes. Hopefully I'll be able to make my writeups a bit more interesting once the game opens up a bit more.

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Gaming / Re: KOTOR Playthrough Thread
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:35:07 PM »
Part One - Knights of the Old Republic
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Four thousand years before the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Republic verges on collapse. DARTH MALAK, last surviving apprentice of the Dark Lord Revan, has unleashed an invincible Sith armada upon an unsuspecting galaxy.

Crushing all resistance, Malak's war of conquest has left the Jedi Order scattered and vulnerable as countless Knights fall in battle, and many more swear allegiance to the new Sith Master.

In the skies above the Outer Rim world of Taris, a Jedi battle fleet engages the forces of Darth Malak in a desperate effort to halt the Sith's galactic domination....


Ok so the game begins with a space battle. The ship my character is on is being ambushed by a Sith battle fleet, and I've been woken up by a dude called Trask Ulgo. Apparently we have to find a woman named Bastila, the CO on the "Endar Spire". Then Trask speaks to me as he tells me how to use the controller, which is a... strange method of tutorial.

Anyway, first things first is to gear up. My locker has a Stealth Field Generator, Blaster Rifle, a Sword, some basic clothes, two medical packs and Adrenal Stamina alongside some XP. I then head out with Trask to go protect Bastila from boarding parties. Shortly after exiting the room, we're sent a message by Carth Onasi - one of the republic's best Pilots. Apparently things are really going down the shitter.

Exiting into the next hallway, we stumble across two Sith troops killing a Republic soldier in a pretty hilarious firefight. However, they're both pretty swiftly dispatched. The next room also contains some more who are also killed quickly. In some crates, I also find some combat armour and fragmentation grenades.

The next room proceeds largely without note, until I encounter two people duelling with lightsabers - one of Bastila's friends and a Dark Jedi. Ultimately, they both die. Continuing to the bridge, I'm told to equip a Melee Weapon for close quarters, so I go full Skyrim and equip a shortsword in one hand and a longsword in the other. After engaging in some melee combat, it turns out that the bridge crew have retreated to the escape pods. Here, I'm directed to level up. I didn't add any skills, instead saving the point for the next levelup, but I did add the Caution Feat to my character. We encounter another Dark Jedi, and Task gives his life trying to fend him off to allow me to escape. Venturing into the Starboard section of the ship, I'm directed to sneak past a Sith patrol as I'm now the only surviving crewmember on the ship. However, I ended up shooting them anyway because I accidentally pressed the option that didn't tutorial me on how to stealth. I do, however, activate the damaged droid sitting next to the door in front of me, allowing it to assist me in dispatching the next squad of Sith Troopers.

After using computer fuckery and a robot to do my killing for me, I manage to loot a vibroblade and an Ion Blaster off a corpse. However, I'm more of a guns kind of guy and the Blaster is only effective vs. droids so I just stick to my trusty Blaster Rifle. I finally make it to the escape pods, only to discover Bastila has already evacuated and there's no reason to stick around. Luckily, Carth was waiting for me, so we escape and head down to Taris as the Endar Spire explodes in orbit. We crash into not-Coruscant, probably killing a few hundred people. No big deal.

Anyway, I have some dreams of fighting a Sith dude or something and wake up in an abandoned apartment a few days later. Apparently, Taris is now under Sith occupation, quarantine and martial law so we're hiding out. I'm also told about how Bastila is one of the Jedi that killed Darth Revan - Malak's old master, so she's pretty important. Apparently, escape pods have been crashing in the "Undercity", so checking those out is probably our best bet right now. Wait.... Halo CE, is that you?

And with that, I'm given my next assignment. Try and find Bastila so that we can get off this planet.

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Gaming / Re: KOTOR Playthrough Thread
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:20:58 PM »
is the dlc available on the xbox one?
I don't know. I'll check once I've finished the first mission.

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Gaming / KOTOR Playthrough Thread
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:50:05 PM »
Totally not Copying Verb Edition



So anyway yeah, I've been interested in playing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for a long time but it doesn't run on Windows 10, so I never got round to it. Anyway, now that it's available as an OG Xbox BAckwards Compatible title on Xbox One, I've decided to do a playthrough. My only real experience with BioWare games is the Mass Effect Trilogy, with the first one being my favourite, and I'm told that ME1 borrowed very heavily from Knights of the Old Republic in its structure. That, with the endless praise the two games get online, has given me high expectations on what to expect (though I'm pretty in the dark about the actual story of the game, surprisingly).

In the grand tradition of copying Verbatim's playthrough threads, I'll try to post updates whenever I play. I'll detail my character in the OP too.

Character Info
Class: Soldier

Attributes
Strength:11
Dexterity:17
Constitution:14
Intelligence:10
Wisdom:12
Charisma:10

Skills
Computer Use: 0
Demolitions: 1
Stealth: 1
Awareness: 0
Persuade: 0
Repair: 0
Security: 0
Treat Injury: 1

Feats:
Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol/ Rifle/ Heavy Weapons/ Melee Weapons/
Armour Proficiency: Light/ Medium/ Heavy (Soldier class default)
Power Attack
Power Blast
Conditioning

I used the recommended values, for the most part, so I have no idea how effective this will be.

Planets Completed
Green = Ones that have no specific order

Endar Spire [Tutorial] - [ ]
Taris - [ ]
Dantooine - [ ]

Tatooine - [ ]
Kashyyyk - [ ]
Manaan - [ ]
Koraban - [ ]

Leviathan - [ ]
Unknown World - [ ]
Star Forge - [ ]

No spoilers plsthx let's fuckin go and see why these games have so much hype :D

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Gaming / Re: Who's playing EAFront 2?
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:47:06 AM »
core gameplay is really fun, just sucks that it came out during the year of the lootbox
Has it improved since beta? I felt that both infantry and starfighter stuff felt pretty bad.

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The Flood / Re: PSA
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:40:51 AM »
I only speak english

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