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by EmptySet
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D Next (or 5e, or just D&D now actually)
Replies: 148
Views: 45906

Re: D&D Next (or 5e, or just D&D now actually)

Fair enough - it does address one of the biggest flaws in 3E - that you can keep adding numbers to anything indefinitely and reach the point where the difference between a high performer and a low performer is more than a d20 roll can cover. That seems pretty realistic to me. The major problem I ha...
by EmptySet
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483914

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Hmm, it costs me less to buy the Skyrim Legendary edition than it would to buy the DLC for the copy of the game I already own. Still not sure if I want to actually buy it, though.
by EmptySet
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 109334

Re: Dota 2 : Dota Harder

...the starting gold change is a bit drastic... It's actually not so drastic - it's mostly compensating for cost increases to healing salves and tangoes. The change to passive gold gain, however... combined with the shorter day/night cycle and several of the other changes, it looks like they're try...
by EmptySet
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Terraria
Replies: 362
Views: 72395

Re: Terraria

Platinum = Gold. If you've got one in a world you'll never get the other. ??? I've mined both of these in the same world. In fact, I just mined a platinum vein with a gold pickaxe. I've also found copper in a post-patch world. You can still generate worlds with the original ores, each world will ju...
by EmptySet
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Terraria
Replies: 362
Views: 72395

Re: Terraria

a) new ores from the start (my start point was on top of some lead ore) So it turns out they're not "new" so much as "cosmetically different". Copper = Tin, Lead = Iron, Tungsten = Silver, and Platinum = Gold. If you've got one in a world you'll never get the other. There are a ...
by EmptySet
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XBox One
Replies: 90
Views: 17629

Re: XBox One

The Gamecube controller was far more comfortable than the PS2 and XBox controllers. I'm amazed Sony never bothered to improve the Playstation controllers; we're still using what are basically PS1 Dualshocks, and they haven't got any better to hold. Really, it's only disadvantage was the lack of two...
by EmptySet
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 109334

Re: Dota 2 : Dota Harder

What I don't get is the utter lack of Warlock picks. His ultimate is probably in the running for top three most overpowered ultimates in the game (let alone the ultimates that are simply "really good"), and unlike almost every other major support-type hero, he scales really well due to hi...
by EmptySet
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overrated Games (spoilers)
Replies: 111
Views: 16622

Re: Overrated Games (spoilers)

I don't understand why people rave about KotOR so much, I couldn't really get into it. Yeah, the story is interesting enough, and it's cool having a Star Wars rpg, but the gameplay is just so simplistic - there are never any interesting decisions to be made in combat, and a lot of the Force powers ...
by EmptySet
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483914

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Picked up Dust Elysium Tail. Seems like it would be a really nice game if it wasn't so heavily riddled with bugs. It refuses to start with my triple screens active, so I have to disable my eyefinity setup every time I start the game. I also had to uninstall some windows security update to solve a p...
by EmptySet
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483914

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Picked up Tomb Raider on the cheap because it has been getting good reviews. My review of the first couple of hour's play: holy quick-time events, Batman! This game is stuffed full of them. At first it's like "press left-right-left-right" then suddenly it's "Press the F key! But not ...
by EmptySet
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 364802

Re: Team Fortress 2

"Guys 80% of spies are using the Dead Ringer!" "Maybe that means the other watches are fucking terrible and we should buff them. See, spies usually have negative impact on their team's victory chance and..." "Let's make the dead ringer complete shit! I'm a genius!" Spi...
by EmptySet
Sat May 25, 2013 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ultimate Combat of Perfect Shooters (Next gen discussion)
Replies: 15
Views: 3610

Re: Ultimate Combat of Perfect Shooters (Next gen discussion

I dunno that you can call the Wii a bust, it sold 11 million units before the others had sold 5 combined(before it had Netflix, even) and it never, ever sold at a loss, which is something both other consoles had to do. It may be collecting dust on shelves now, but it's collecting dust on almost EVE...
by EmptySet
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Path of Exile - Borrow from ALL the games!
Replies: 123
Views: 32512

Re: Path of Exile - Borrow from ALL the games!

The main reason I enjoy PoE more right now is that the game has managed to challenge me, and make me actually think about how I am playing, even on normal. Something that Diablo III never did because I picked it up after they nerfed all the challenging content to hell. Eh, it seems to me that games...
by EmptySet
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Path of Exile - Borrow from ALL the games!
Replies: 123
Views: 32512

Re: Path of Exile - Borrow from ALL the games!

Does anybody know if a waypoint system exists or do you just have to run from zone to zone every time you log in? My only issue so far is that I never seem to have enough time to get anything done when I sit down to play. There is a waypoint system much like in Diablo II, though not every area has ...
by EmptySet
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 109334

Re: Dota 2 Beta

I am all for it. It will help shut up a lot of people in game. That guy screaming at you all game for feeding.... look up his ELO see its a 900. Or some guy screaming at you with a 2500 ELO --- "Oh, I better listen". So I think its useful for putting people in their place and how much you...
by EmptySet
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 109334

Re: Dota 2 Beta

I am all for it. It will help shut up a lot of people in game. That guy screaming at you all game for feeding.... look up his ELO see its a 900. Or some guy screaming at you with a 2500 ELO --- "Oh, I better listen". So I think its useful for putting people in their place and how much you...
by EmptySet
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 109334

Re: Dota 2 Beta

I will mess around with my settings and see if it improves. But I watched a lot of gameplay videos. In Dota 1 Juggernaut is bright blue, you can see the skulls around his neck, you can see his tusks/bone in nose, Banner with writing on it... lots of details to let you know in .00001 seconds (This i...
by EmptySet
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 109334

Re: Dota 2 Beta

I attacked the Ogers once and there was no real difference between the shaman and the warriors except for the feintest blue tint that I noticed after about 10 seconds of fighting. Even the Terrain, the stairs or entry points from River to jungle is completely 'smeared' and I was moving on memory al...
by EmptySet
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 109334

Re: Dota 2 Beta

I do think there is more up-front complexity to a game like DotA than you're giving it credit for; between essentially needing to look up the new set of champions in the game at the start of every match, trying to get used to the item shop (usual reaction from even players experienced in one MOBA g...
by EmptySet
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Used Gaming - Should it be treated like Piracy?
Replies: 64
Views: 7763

Re: Gaming in 2013: WiiU/XBoxNext/PS4/PCs/Steambox/Ouya

Yeah! Down with used games! And while we're at it, used book stores should be banned too! And ebay! And yard sales! They're all scum. :roll: That's all small scale. Used games is a billion dollar industry. The problem with used games is that it's the same companies that sell the original games that...
by EmptySet
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Different Experiences as a Female Character
Replies: 48
Views: 8486

Re: Different Experiences as a Female Character

I remember that The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind had a large difference between male and female characters... The one that was more interesting was that the females could wear skirts and the males could not. The skirts would be counted as a seperate equip slot which meant that the female characters c...
by EmptySet
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 109334

Re: Dota 2 Beta

I do think there is more up-front complexity to a game like DotA than you're giving it credit for; between essentially needing to look up the new set of champions in the game at the start of every match, trying to get used to the item shop (usual reaction from even players experienced in one MOBA g...
by EmptySet
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14060

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

Video of the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t4QkN1jIGk Wow, yea, haven't seen anything so blatant as that yet. I must have been lucky not to run into any (obvious, anyway) cheaters as of yet. Cheaters have been both frequent and frequently obvious for me, the most common being people blatantl...
by EmptySet
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14060

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

With respect to grenades, for damaging tanks without using a rocket launcher you really want C4 (Light Assault, possibly Infil/HA?) or anti-tank mines (Engineering). I believe one C4 on the underside can destroy a Lightning, and two to the rear armor can take out a main battle tank. (And apparently...
by EmptySet
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14060

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

Infiltrators seem somewhat useless at the moment. Sniping is an inefficient use of time because of the poor netcode and general server strain. Maybe if you had the most expensive bolt sniper rifle it wouldn't be so bad to one or two-shot enemies, but the cost is unrealistic unless you're willing to...
by EmptySet
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fighting Games: Casual=Button Mashing?
Replies: 13
Views: 3346

Re: Fighting Games: Casual=Button Mashing?

Since I do mostly play the AI (especially since some of the games I play are mostly dead online), does anyone know if AIs typically have any rhyme or reason to whether they successfully block attacks? Do the programmers at least try to make them more likely to mess up in mix-up situations, or is it...
by EmptySet
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Replies: 10
Views: 4291

Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Compared to this I think you can see how I feel Chivalry is a little shallow by comparison. Not a bad thing, but it's not my preference. Being complicated isn't the same as being deep, nor is being uncomplicated synonymous to being shallow. Chess is not automatically more deep than Go because it ha...
by EmptySet
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483914

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Anyone know how the PC port of Mark of the Ninja is? I played the demo on XBox and I'm tempted to get it. As far as I've heard the PC port is totally fine, though some people say it works a little better with a gamepad than keyboard and mouse. Haven't yet played it myself, though, since I was waiti...
by EmptySet
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why boycotte a place just 'cause of one bad purchase
Replies: 36
Views: 4054

Re: Why boycotte a place just 'cause of one bad purchase

Usually we just apologised and made them a replacement as quickly as possible, or offer them store credit next time they come in if they aren't too fussed about it. And you would understand that if you screwed up the replacement as well, it would be perfectly reasonable for the new customer to deci...
by EmptySet
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why boycotte a place just 'cause of one bad purchase
Replies: 36
Views: 4054

Re: Why boycotte a place just 'cause of one bad purchase

Usually we just apologised and made them a replacement as quickly as possible, or offer them store credit next time they come in if they aren't too fussed about it.
by EmptySet
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why boycotte a place just 'cause of one bad purchase
Replies: 36
Views: 4054

Re: Why boycotte a place just 'cause of one bad purchase

Here's the thing. A restaurant does many hundreds or even thousands of orders per week. If they're even half-decent, the chance of a catastrophic failure on a per order basis is pretty low, and since I visit restaurants fairly infrequently, the odds of it happening to me is extremely low. So, most ...
by EmptySet
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fighting Games: Casual=Button Mashing?
Replies: 13
Views: 3346

Re: Fighting Games: Casual=Button Mashing?

On the defense I feel like I can learn stuff (I can get a feel for how to avoid enemy attacks and how vulnerable the enemy is after missing/getting blocked), but on the offense I feel more like I'm choosing stuff semi-randomly. It seems like a big chunk of offensive strategy revolves around combos,...
by EmptySet
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483914

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

STEAM HALLOWEEN SALE IS HERE FOLKS! http://store.steampowered.com/sale/halloweensale_2012 So then, I'm looking at the Walking Dead, Alice: Madness Returns and Orcs Must Die 2 Complete, anyone know if they're terribad or rock? (I've heard mixed but mostly positive things about each) OMD2 is fun, alt...
by EmptySet
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134319

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I got a retail non-preorder copy of the game and it also came with that. If I recall correctly, you need to select "Games" from the Steam menu -> Activate a product on Steam -> Enter code.
by EmptySet
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134319

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

Eseell wrote:Could they have been on a roof? That seems to happen a lot for me with floaters.


No, I'd already checked every part of every building on the map including the roof. And my squad was standing inside an enclosed room which could only be entered via a couple of doorways.
by EmptySet
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134319

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

So, do floaters have the magical ability to turn invisible, or is this game just really glitchy? Because I just walked all six of my guys into a building and poked around in every corner looking for the last group of enemies. Baffled at the fact that I'd walked through seemingly the entire map witho...
by EmptySet
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 2
Replies: 201
Views: 26300

Re: Borderlands 2

Anyone know if Close Enough and Anarchy work together? It seems like with enough Anarchy stacks you could rely on ricochets and still do more damage than direct shots.
by EmptySet
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 266
Views: 76007

Re: Guild Wars 2

The torch's phantasm is terrible, applying only one stack of confusion every 5 seco ds and retaliation to you, which is not close to the damage output of the swordsman, duelist, warden, or warlock. Are you sure about that? According to the wiki, it vastly outdamages the warden at the least - it has...
by EmptySet
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 266
Views: 76007

Re: Guild Wars 2

Each weapon except the scepter, which is currently pretty weak compared to the other options utility and offensively, has its niche. Just stay away from the scepter or torch. I agree that the scepter isn't the best, but what's so bad about the torch? The Prestige deals decent area damage, counts as...
by EmptySet
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 266
Views: 76007

Re: Guild Wars 2

So, general Mesmer question; Say I've created 3 phantasms. If I switch to a scepter, and start flinging Ether Bolt or whatever it's called, the third strike will create Clones. I can't tell if this unsummons my oldest phantasm or not. My combat rotations for veterans includes resummoning phantasms,...

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