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by Will
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 718232

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

That is actually awesome; I've never been a huge fan of the macro mechanics. I'm actually tempted to try and get a beta key now.

At this point all they'd have to do is bring back Reavers and I'm 100% on board.
by Will
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

LV-N heat production nerfed a bit, but more importantly, there are now radiator parts. This is the big one for me. The LV-N was basically unusable in 1.0.2. I slapped a couple of radiators on my standard nuclear tug design and was able to burn at full throttle for ~24 minutes without anything explo...
by Will
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Too Many Games - the backlog thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Company of Heroes 2 was on the humble bundle last week. I'll be happy if I get around to playing it before I'm dead.
by Will
Mon May 11, 2015 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I find the "grinding for science" thing intensely boring, so my solution was to turn up the science rewards to like 600%. This way I still have to gather science, but I don't have to do a bunch of boring grindy missions to get anywhere.
by Will
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2587581

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I choose to interpret as azule saying that I am literally Ben Folds. My secret is revealed!
by Will
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2587581

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I know there's a big gender identity equality thing here on the fora, but seriously, it's still okay for people to identify with their similar gender. ...Did you seriously just pull the "cis people are so oppressed!" card? >_> We're rockin' the suburbs here, folks. Y'all don't know what i...
by Will
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Homeworld
Replies: 66
Views: 16952

Re: Homeworld

It's also perfectly likely that in all the Barking Dog becoming Rockstar Vancouver becoming not-a-studio-anymore that paperwork was lost to the void and nobody is even sure who needs to talk to who in order to make it happen. I know a similar thing happened with NOLF, nobody can figure out who owns ...
by Will
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 718232

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

LURKERS!
by Will
Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 588
Views: 96033

Re: Hearthstone

I don't think I would ever draft more than 2 Assassin's Blades unless the other options were really awful. There's just too much chance that you'll have 2-3 in the same hand, and they'll be dead cards for 4+ turns and lose you a huge amount of tempo. The third one I drafted over a Leper Gnome and S...
by Will
Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 588
Views: 96033

Re: Hearthstone

I didn't feel great about the draft because I got a lot of shitty picks, but many of them ended up comboing in unexpected ways. Also, I got 3 assassin's blades which do a damn good job of locking down the board in the early-mid game. I think a better player could have gone 12 wins with this deck eas...
by Will
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 588
Views: 96033

Re: Hearthstone

Wooo!

Spoiler:
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by Will
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I'm the same, I didn't enjoy science at all. I like setting my own goals, and the science system pushes me to set goals I find incredibly boring (like landing on the mun over and over again to get all the science on it) I'm more interested in contracts, though, because I like the idea of having to d...
by Will
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I have noticed this too--the default staging has gotten *awful*. I almost like it better this way, because it forces me to always set up my staging, whereas before, because it got it right 95% of the time, I'd forget to change the 5% it got wrong and completely bone my mission. I really think the st...
by Will
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 588
Views: 96033

Re: Hearthstone

Just had the most hilarious win on casual. Playing Druid vs a Rogue. Her side's clear, I have a 2/4 on my side. I'm thinking I'm going to lose, as I have a hand full of spells and no creatures. Then she plays Leeroy Jenkins, hits me with him and brings me down to 2 life, but doesn't kill me. She's a...
by Will
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 588
Views: 96033

Re: Hearthstone

Had my best Arena run ever today, 4-3 :p It's annoying, because I want to get better at Arena, but to play Arena you need gold, and the best way to get gold is to get good at Arena... I believe someone on this thread suggested that already, but given how important the drafting part is I advise tryi...
by Will
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 588
Views: 96033

Re: Hearthstone

Had my best Arena run ever today, 4-3 :p
It's annoying, because I want to get better at Arena, but to play Arena you need gold, and the best way to get gold is to get good at Arena...
by Will
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 588
Views: 96033

Re: Hearthstone

Oh I know it's used in other games - but in pretty much every one of those games, the mechanics you get out of the second deck are far more interesting than what you would get out of replacing lands with mana crystals. Given how many games of Magic I've lost to mana screw over the years, I would be...
by Will
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2562
Views: 410749

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

CorruptUser wrote:Planetary annihilation 2/3 off; hit or miss?

Did you like Total Annihilation or Supreme Commander? Then you will like this game. Totally worth it.
by Will
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 171559

Re: The Order of the Stick

OotS is back!

I'm really happy to finally see Durkon getting the spotlight again. He hasn't gotten any real stories of his own since book 1.
by Will
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Aww, the Asteroid Redirect Mission came out yesterday and I'm stuck at work :(
by Will
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general
Replies: 186
Views: 71728

Re: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general

Also, it's pretty inaccurate to describe it as a begging campaign. Pretty much everyone who backs actually gets something in return; in the case of Oculus Rift, most of the backers *actually got a Rift* as part of their pledge.
by Will
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general
Replies: 186
Views: 71728

Re: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general

This looks like the most relevant part. Oculus VR will continue to operate as an independent company and develop video game related technology Everyone always says this when they acquire a company and it is always complete and utter bullshit. Remember when EA bought Bioware and Bioware "contin...
by Will
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I know I always say this, but there are literally mods for everything you just said: * There was a mod that adds a PAPI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precision_approach_path_indicator) to the runway, though I don't know how long since it was updated * The Realchutes mod adds chutes that specifically...
by Will
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

And if you don't want to wait, check out the Kerbal Attachment System mod.
by Will
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Real Kerbalnauts land horizontally, like an airplane ...on Minmus.
by Will
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I do a lot of IVA-only missions, because I find it an interesting challenge. I usually use mods that give me a lot more data in-cockpit, though, like RasterPropMonitor
by Will
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Yeah, KER is pretty much indespensable for me, because doing dv calculations otherwise is such a pain. It also gives you the (full) mass of each of your stages, which makes it a lot easier to do dv calculations when you need to (e.g. when building a craft in orbit) Carlington makes a good point abou...
by Will
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

brenok beat me to it. I knew exactly what the problem was before I even looked at the image. The reason is that the game automatically switches between surface mode and orbital mode at a certain altitude, so you get used to never paying attention to which mode it's in. The problem is that every so o...
by Will
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

HOLY CRAP THAT'S A LOT OF SCIENCE RETURNED So you probably got, what, 400-500 science out of that trip? Once you get up to the higher end of the tech tree, that's barely half of a single piece of research. Back in .22 (when you could spam-transmit science) I made a trip to Jool, landed on Pol, and ...
by Will
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Heh, fwiw, most of my first attempts at learning the game were centered around fucking something up, and sending a rescue crew. For the rescue crew. Who were stranded trying to get the rescue crew. For the rescue crew... True story: the first time I sent kerbals to the Mun, I ran out of fuel and co...
by Will
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I know that I can raise my apoapsis with a burn at periapsis, but I don't know where on the Mun's orbital path my apoapsis should end up, nor how to get it there Do this: Start with a circular orbit around Kerbin Add a maneuver node, add prograde burn to the node until the apoapsis touches the Mun'...
by Will
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Do you know how to use maneuver nodes? You can use those to quite easily line up encounters with the Mun/Minmus. Minmus takes slightly more delta-v (~100-150m/s) to reach from Kerbin; it takes a lot less delta-v to land and take off from because its surface gravity is so much lower than the Mun's. T...
by Will
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Thief (2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 11730

Re: Thief (2014)

They said they wanted the same person to do the voice work and the mocap. Because apparently nobody told them they're making a video game and not a fucking movie.
by Will
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Thief (2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 11730

Re: Thief (2014)

I believe they removed the xp system. Like, a month ago. The fact that they're still making such massive changes to the game this late in development just adds more fuel to the "they clearly have no fucking clue what they're doing" fire. Also the fact that they refused to use Garrett's ori...
by Will
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I'm glad they're thinking about the "endgame" now, as the game does tend to feel a bit pointless once you've "done everything". Playing in career mode actually makes that worse, since it feels like there isn't much to do once you've filled out the tech tree. Filling the tech tree...
by Will
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286276

Re: Kerbal Space Program

The devs said at KerbalCon that resources are still on the table, although they probably won't look anything like the flowchart that was posted back when it was planned for 0.19.

Here's the relevant post: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/con ... n-Announce
by Will
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2562
Views: 410749

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I have a few games (15, in fact) that I've been putting off buying for this sale. Fortunately, every single one of them is now on sale!
by Will
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2562
Views: 410749

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Steam sale Steam sale Steam sale Steam sale
by Will
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1296: "Git Commit"
Replies: 49
Views: 9411

Re: 1296: "Git Commit"

Here is a completely legit selection from my git log: * 6b23a6c - (7 months ago) bugfixes - Will ****** * 7a2eaf3 - (7 months ago) more bugfixes - Will ****** * cc8ecdd - (7 months ago) bugfixes - Will ****** * 1b4d5d0 - (7 months ago) Merge branch 'newhq' - Will ****** |\ | * dc8b764 - (7 months ag...
by Will
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2562
Views: 410749

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Also, the Humble Bundle just launched their store, and they have some games on sale. I took the opportunity to pick up Don't Starve and Gunpoint for 1/2 off.

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