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by ArchangelShrike
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Non-kill-centric games. (I know...that's not a word)
Replies: 123
Views: 11662

Re: Non-kill-centric games. (I know...that's not a word)

Choice of Games . Story-driven adventure-ish game with "light RPG" elements with multiple endings that incidentally manages to have killing, only if you really push the game in that direction. If it's on Rock, Paper, Shotgun it must be a game, right? Or are you looking for Triple-A games ...
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sleep is Death
Replies: 12
Views: 3818

Re: Sleep is Death

This looks really interesting. Pity I'm poor and it costs money (how does a paid game get away with allowing you to see the source code and cutting out the lock that makes you pay). It's indie enough that it was partially/completely funded through art grants, possibly with certain restrictions, who...
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

Rest assured, it will probably be a TLA and whoever comes up with the name will certainly consider the abbreviation before settling on it, so "single-hero interactive tactics" is very unlikely. Unless Activision publishes one first, at which point we'll end up with a SNAFU on the order of...
by ArchangelShrike
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

For those that know MOBA, they probably know AoS, know MOBA and not AoS I could do my little spiel on the history of the game. To be completely honest, this is probably why I don't like the AoS name - I never played it and actually had to look up the acronym, though as soon as I saw "Aeon of S...
by ArchangelShrike
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

Since there seems to be no relevant discussion to the actual topic, and no one seems to be bothered by this, let's have a go: I prefer AoS because it tells me exactly what I want to know, at the cost of limiting the audience of people that'll understand instantly - it's a small team based game where...
by ArchangelShrike
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

Using AoS might open up some legal/licensing issues, which is why the dev teams probably call it MOBA. After spending time on forums and hearing kids say they played a really cool map on this old game Starcraft called "Aoen of Strife" and wondering if Guinsoo/IceFrog could implement it in ...
by ArchangelShrike
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

1) What is HoL? 2) I am giong to start playing one of these, which one is more like dota<---Im pro!, 3) Which one is more fun? 1.) HoL doesn't exist - it's either HoN (Heroes of Newerth) or LoL. 2.) HoN is part 1:1 of DotA, part new heroes/maps, LoL is a new take on the genre. Or HoN is DotA HD wit...
by ArchangelShrike
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

I play both this and HoN. Everybody compares them, but I don't see why. They're ridiculously different -- HoN is a DotA clone with better polish and a couple of new heroes. It's slower-paced, and primarily based on technical skill, phased gameplay (laning->ganking->pushing) and is a commercial ente...
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

Minions, or "creeps" first, they give you gold and exp. To compare it to WoW(some thing I've only observed, not played): -Everyone is shit at level one. Gotta level up first, get some gear. -At level 6 it's time to party, be prepared for enemy players ganging up on you in formerly safe spa...
by ArchangelShrike
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483924

Re: Great Steam Deals (Update me regularly!)

The L4D2 is (mostly) claimed, but I still have three copies of Shattered Horizon - PM me if you're interested, it won't hurt!
by ArchangelShrike
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483924

Re: Great Steam Deals (Update me regularly!)

I have one copy of the L4D2 four-pack left if anyone wants it, as well as copies of Shattered Horizon - PM me if you want one of them.
by ArchangelShrike
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What Would It Take To Keep Brick Alive?
Replies: 9
Views: 1565

Re: What Would It Take To Keep Brick Alive?

It's probably easier to go from LAN center to brick and mortar than it is to go the other way - you've got a core business that isn't in too much danger of dying out. There is a local record store chain that hosts table-tops and TCG, although I doubt they have comics, cards, figurines for sale, but ...
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fan-Made Mechwarrior? With M$'s approval?!
Replies: 19
Views: 2908

Re: Fan-Made Mechwarrior? With M$'s approval?!

As much as I love stomping around in mechs my favorite at the moment is the Battle Armor (infantry), I load-out according to what weapons I want and then buy the best mech/vehicle available. Also, they're working on documentation as we go (released it before the end of the year without documentation...
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 196978

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

What about going to some small Pacific islands, or that set of islands north of the UK (I think Orkin?) that they found some ruins on? As much as I hate entering this thread it has to be done once a year: It's entirely improbable people would be able to make it to small islands in the Pacific that ...
by ArchangelShrike
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fan-Made Mechwarrior? With M$'s approval?!
Replies: 19
Views: 2908

Re: Fan-Made Mechwarrior? With M$'s approval?!

Resurrect for great justice.

Mod is out in open beta with a hotfix, although the website is currently down due to bandwidth issues - grab from ModDB or torrent.
by ArchangelShrike
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diplomacy: The Board Game - Looking for Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 6777

Re: Diplomacy: The Board Game - Looking for Advice

That'd be the straight forward move, yes. How well do you know these people, any insight into what else is going on, etc. I'm assuming black circles are production areas, and the circles with white inside are cities iirc. There's not really a way for blue to bump you out, so as blue I'd march the ar...
by ArchangelShrike
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Welcome to Hell: Solium Infernum
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Re: Welcome to Hell: Solium Infernum

Yeah - he's doing this all in Macromedia Director, and said he isn't changing until he gets more experience under his belt so he can pump out games quickly. One of the big drawbacks - but it works perfectly through Wine, apparently? Because it's in Director, direct connections are almost impossible ...
by ArchangelShrike
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Welcome to Hell: Solium Infernum
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Re: Welcome to Hell: Solium Infernum

It's possible to get by on 2 + high rank, then demand tribute and never look back. Takes a bit more luck than I like, same with Looting the Vaults, but it's possible - it's so much easier to have the flexibility of 3 charisma though. Martial Skill does need a buff badly in my opinion, but you do get...
by ArchangelShrike
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of Newerth.
Replies: 42
Views: 6222

Re: Heroes of Newerth.

You're talking about kids who play a game their parents picked up for $10 on sale on their family's P3 that no one touches because it's "so slow." These kids have no concept of etiquette, no idea on how to actually be good at a game beyond reaction time and are looking for the next high, 4...
by ArchangelShrike
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of Newerth.
Replies: 42
Views: 6222

Re: Heroes of Newerth.

Lie 1: There are "NOOBS ONLY" games in DotA, HoN, LoL - it's a sign for slighly skilled players to jump in and pubstomp everyone to pieces. In fact, everyone joins "NOOBS ONLY" games to pubstomp, which is why you don't join those games and instead aim for a "PRO" game, ...
by ArchangelShrike
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Welcome to Hell: Solium Infernum
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Re: Welcome to Hell: Solium Infernum

You ever looking for a PBEM, PM me or go look over at the cypticcomet.com forums, they've got a small space for PBEM. Did I mention we're number crunching calculating freaks? We'll calculate anything to win, including combination of perks and Cha to start off pulling in more than anyone else. And we...
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Welcome to Hell: Solium Infernum
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Welcome to Hell: Solium Infernum

Solium Infernum is a board game that sets you as a lord of Hell against other lords of Hell vying to rule it all, since the job has opened up somehow. (Who knows?) Described by the developer as "an eclectic cross between Diplomacy, Dune, A Game of Thrones and Ticket To Ride", you customiz...
by ArchangelShrike
Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

There was a ledge I used to snipe the queen above and to the right, easy enough to clear out everything before hand. If you want to do it head to head, good luck - even a decent SMG might be helpful here because it's easier to hit some of the bullets on the critical area by spray and pray than to ac...
by ArchangelShrike
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of Newerth.
Replies: 42
Views: 6222

Re: I totally fail at playing HoN

DotA is it's own genre, but that's a discussion for another time. It takes a lot of learning and single player to get into it up-to-par (especially since most of the heroes are directly ported from DotA Allstars), it takes a bit of skin to get used to the trash-talking that's almost required in game...
by ArchangelShrike
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

I roll with Roland (hah, shoot me now) on a turret focused build. Max Impact, Sentry, Refire, Defense, Barrage, Deploy, Aid Station, couple of points in whatever else is useful at the time. I'm currently working towards 50 Prof. on every weapon, so it's mostly me solo running for now - the turret al...
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

Some people enjoy co-op, some people enjoy min-maxing, and the world goes on. The post is to let people know that there are builds that can down everything (mostly for Mordecai and Lilith) and people have already been complaining to on high for some changes in the DLC.
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

tzvibish wrote:kick anyone who you suspect is using mods (kinda easy to recognize, once enemies start dropping like flies at lvl 51).

15k DPS Mordecai? Not saying that they're cheating or not, just that there are builds that'll break anything in the game.
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of Newerth.
Replies: 42
Views: 6222

Re: Heroes of Newerth

Seeing as how they have been handing out keys like candy and everyone with the game has extra keys to hand out, it's just pure spam.

But if you want a key, PM me.
by ArchangelShrike
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

Give Sick should spread Corrosive to others, didn't buy it when I had the chance. Fire : Most common element, DoT, best against fleshy creatures aka non-shielded/armored. Cons: Most common element, weak against shields/armor. Shock : Super-effective versus shields, can do DoT. Cons: Not really effe...
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

Red chests are also the only chests that work for the chest challenge, but ancedotally I've usually found higher rarity loot at chests at the end of areas. Of course, the amount of people you're playing with may affect chest rates as well (not including class mods).
by ArchangelShrike
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

One must grind forever to get decent loot. I've stopped picking up anything with resale of under 100k simply because it fills up my inventory (although I lost 8MM clean after fire burned down bandits before I completely transitioned to "On Ground" animation), but it takes a lot of chests t...
by ArchangelShrike
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

Yeah, the actual formula that's being used is quotable at many places for Deploy, but it's probably the best example of badly written descriptions out there which is why I used it. As to Bloodwing, people get bored two-manning things, arguments occur as to which paint scheme is best on a runner, and...
by ArchangelShrike
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

You need at least one point in the skill to gain any benefit from the boost in the mod, otherwise it continuously stacks according to fuzzy logic. For example, Deploy - lowers turret cooldown by 20%. After 5 points (bringing the cooldown to 50 sec) it suddenly changes the amount reduced, unknown how...
by ArchangelShrike
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)
Replies: 804
Views: 48882

Re: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)

I guess we could talk about any zombie mod in here, really. Weapon choice is all down to preference in the end - but you should have at least one shotgun in your group. Why a shotgun? It has the highest DPS and it's the only weapon that can oneshot a Witch, so when you encounter a Witch that you can...
by ArchangelShrike
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

I have the achievment as well. Tag: Tzvibish. Look me up. I just attempted mothrakk at lvl 45 (2nd playthorugh) with one other person, and we were thoroughly destroyed (mothrakk was also at lvl 45). I managed to get into a pattern where I could hit him with my whitting elephent gun (1150 dmg!) whil...
by ArchangelShrike
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)
Replies: 804
Views: 48882

Re: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)

Another note on Boomer bile is that it'll only target the one that got Boomered, which was probably meant but might not be clear. If you've got your team, they can easily take care of all of the zombies since the zombies only target you, not the rest of them - so fall behind them and let them kill w...
by ArchangelShrike
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)
Replies: 804
Views: 48882

Re: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)

Due to all the hype from the sequel coming out, I bought the first left4dead. I'd rather not go to the rabid fanboy masses that are the Steam forums, so I'm asking you guys instead. I played through the first campaign (No Mercy) and just kinda winged it, and would probably fail if I played on any h...
by ArchangelShrike
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)
Replies: 804
Views: 48882

Re: Left 4 fun (and Zombie Panic Source)

Dead Before Dawn, otherwise known as the Crossroads Mall campaign has finally been released, although as a torrent for now - the host site is down due some problems on the back end. It takes 1.1GB to download it and then it decompresses to 2-3GB, go get it now!
by ArchangelShrike
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

You can play Borderlands as a straight up FPS RPG by yourself, although it's not too hard there. It's designed around multiplayer and it's pretty good at it - you can run four of the same class and still be different because you're specced into different trees, a la Diablo 2. You can see that it's G...
by ArchangelShrike
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 42338

Re: Borderlands

No, there's no stash to store items in, only inventory expansion sets. (42 slots max, iirc)

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