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by Jack21222
Sat May 25, 2013 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ultimate Combat of Perfect Shooters (Next gen discussion)
Replies: 15
Views: 3609

Re: Ultimate Combat of Perfect Shooters (Next gen discussion

Writing a game is expensive and they are being sold at a really cheap price. This is way too big of a generalization. Triple A games are expensive to produce, and they're being sold at a price which still gives the studios a nice return on investment (60 dollar range). Indie games are not expensive...
by Jack21222
Fri May 24, 2013 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 100705

Re: Crusader Kings 2

Hope two-months of silence makes it kosher to double-post, but I just wanted to say ... ck2_map_16.jpg In the immortal words of Ozymandias: http://i33.tinypic.com/2rcprpw.jpg Congrats! I've taken a break from my roman empire game, but I'm not too terribly far from that myself. I'm at year 1303 and ...
by Jack21222
Thu May 23, 2013 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Neverwinter (MMO)
Replies: 139
Views: 22817

Re: Neverwinter (MMO)

Had the chance to play for about 45 minutes. It feels like a cheap WoW clone, and I did not like WoW. I just have no interest in this at all.

Items can only be equipped by specific classes. The quests are on rails. The combat is simplistic. Pass.
by Jack21222
Thu May 23, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Neverwinter (MMO)
Replies: 139
Views: 22817

Re: Neverwinter (MMO)

After I had told myself that I'd be passing on this game, I went ahead and downloaded it anyway just to see what it was like, and because it was free. I only got through character creation and I have some major issues with it already. There is virtually no character customization. This is supposed t...
by Jack21222
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 96427

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Peace activist Carlos Arredondo was interviewed on the local news. If you guys saw the picture of the guy with his legs blown off, with just shredded parts hanging down, there was a guy in a cowboy hat helping him along, holding his femoral artery closed. That guy in the cowboy hat is Carlos Arredon...
by Jack21222
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 58510

Re: 1196: "Subways"

The map is missing the E branch of the Boston Green line, to Heath St. It has the B, C and D branches to Boston College, Cleveland Circle, and Riverside respectively, but not the E branch. The E branch is there, it just isn't labeled because on this map it runs into New York. You can see where it b...
by Jack21222
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 58510

Re: 1196: "Subways"

The map is missing the E branch of the Boston Green line, to Heath St. It has the B, C and D branches to Boston College, Cleveland Circle, and Riverside respectively, but not the E branch.
by Jack21222
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sim City
Replies: 333
Views: 82427

Re: Sim City

Once they increase city size in a future patch, its going to be epic. I can virtually guarantee you that this will not be a free patch. It'll be DLC. Same with many features that were in the previous SimCity, like subways. This is a game I really would have been interested in if it wasn't published...
by Jack21222
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 100705

Re: Crusader Kings 2

I've now logged 330 hours into CK2. I'm playing a Byzantine game where I'm aiming for total map domination. I'm just shy of year 1300, and I've reformed the Roman Empire, and own about half the map. This game is addicting. I don't have The Republic yet. I'm waiting for it to go on sale. I'm sure I'l...
by Jack21222
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 100705

Re: Crusader Kings 2

Finally got around to playing this game over the past few weeks - it's just as good as I hoped. So far I've tried uniting Ireland, failing to invade the Isle of Man, inheriting a province in the Crimea trying to make my holdings there bigger and losing both them and the throne of Ireland. I then tr...
by Jack21222
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Neverwinter (MMO)
Replies: 139
Views: 22817

Re: Neverwinter (MMO)

Didn't see a topic in search. So they are making a Free MMO based on the R.A. Salvatore books about Neverwinter in the Forgotten Realms and using 4th Edition D&D rules. It comes out sometime this year, and they will be starting BETA soon. Its the same studio that did StarTrek Online. Prepare to...
by Jack21222
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 78618

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

elminster wrote:It's a little annoying how you can't always tell if you're going to be able to go from one nebula to one near by.


Sure you can. Just turn on the option that shows you lines when you hover over the nebula.
by Jack21222
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sim City
Replies: 333
Views: 82427

Re: Sim City

It's an Origin-only game? Similar DRM to Diablo 3? Looks like I won't be buying it then.
by Jack21222
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Different Experiences as a Female Character
Replies: 48
Views: 8483

Re: Different Experiences as a Female Character

Are you certain that females are physically weaker in M&B:Warband? Male: STR +1, CHA +1 Female: AGI +1, INT +1 Where do you get that information from? I just loaded up a game of Native, and it doesn't tell you what each choice gives. Picking a female gives you a whole different list of backstor...
by Jack21222
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Different Experiences as a Female Character
Replies: 48
Views: 8483

Re: Different Experiences as a Female Character

Are you certain that females are physically weaker in M&B:Warband? You can put as many points in strength and power swing as you could in a male character, so there should be no difference. I certainly didn't notice a difference as a female character. I'd say the game is anti-sexist. The sexist ...
by Jack21222
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 78618

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

I just bought this game when it went on sale on Steam, It took me about two dozen tries, but I finally beat the game (only played on Normal). Using the Red Tail, I had a good start, and the game rewarded me first with a Halbred beam around sector 2, and then a Burst Laser Mk 3 around sector 5. For t...
by Jack21222
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Replies: 10
Views: 4291

Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

I'm considering getting this game, if only because my graphics card doesn't meet the minimum specs for WotR. Does anybody know if an NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS can handle Chivalry?
by Jack21222
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you like or hate Windows 8?
Replies: 125
Views: 96824

Re: Do you like or hate Windows 8?

Do you ever plug in an external hard drive? Flash drive? KnightExemplar already linked to a USB flash drive that has read/write speeds faster than USB 2. No, I don't. I mean, I've occasionally used a flash drive to transfer a powerpoint presentation, but that takes approximately 500 milliseconds to...
by Jack21222
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you like or hate Windows 8?
Replies: 125
Views: 96824

Re: Do you like or hate Windows 8?

It seems to me that Microsoft is doing a really poor job at marketing the new features in Windows 8. For $40 you get... * Native ISO Mounting * Native USB3.0 support * Native Bluetooth support * Storage Spaces (thin provisioning of your disk space across a span of disks) * File History (Window's re...
by Jack21222
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you like or hate Windows 8?
Replies: 125
Views: 96824

Re: Do you like or hate Windows 8?

I haven't had a chance to use Windows 8 yet, but I cannot see myself buying it. I will probably need a new computer in the next year or so (games are starting to come out which my 4.5 year old rig simply cannot run), and I really hope I can find one with Windows 7. From everything I've read (and fro...
by Jack21222
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483847

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I finally bought Portal and Portal 2 during the current sale. Got the 2 game bundle for under 7 dollars.
by Jack21222
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

Has anyone had famous people join their squad, due to the random names? I got a Dutch recruit named Jan Mulder . 'Jan' and 'Mulder' are pretty common names over here, so it was completely random, but still funny. He also promoted to the Assault class, fitting for a former striker Somebody claims to...
by Jack21222
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 100705

Re: Crusader Kings 2

yurell wrote:Does anyone know of any good sites to find such material?


The Paradox forums are the "official" place to post and read such stories (called AARs).

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/for ... ay.php?684

Have at it.
by Jack21222
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

Izawwlgood wrote:Ah. Interesting! If I want to exploit the save games then I need to do the action differently. Interesting, thanks!


Or, just don't exploit save games. I mean, it's your game, you're free to do with it what you like, but I just don't think you get the full experience by save scumming.
by Jack21222
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

2) If you're running for a position, and your move reveals aliens, I should be able to tell you to move differently. I STRONGLY disagree with this. If you're running for a position, and your move reveals aliens, you shouldn't have run for a position. This game punishes you for rash decisions, as it...
by Jack21222
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

That said, how do I destroy buildings with heavies, when they can only carry one rocket each, and it's impossible to shoot the main gun at anything other than a hostile target? They can carry a second rocket if you take the "shredder rocket" skill. Also, grenades. Anyone wonder if there'l...
by Jack21222
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

The trouble I find with snipers with squad sight is there aren't enough open maps. There's always an obstruction between my sniper and the alien my squadmate has just spotted. I have not generally noticed this in 70 hours of play. You just need to place your snipers near the most open sightlines po...
by Jack21222
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

Snipers seem to really suck. That sniper rifle has pretty low accuracy, it seems, which makes long distance shooting kind of lame. Assault seems to really rock, as they can cover an enormous amount of ground, and do an enormous amount of damage. Snipers suck until you get squadsight. Then, you just...
by Jack21222
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

I just beat classic ironman on my 8th attempt! At the time of posting, only 0.3% of players on Steam have managed to do so. I don't think I'll be trying Impossible any time soon, or if I do, it won't be on ironman. The victory screen gives a score... mine was ~39000. I have no idea how that compares...
by Jack21222
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

CorruptUser wrote:The real use I have for heavies is for destroying sectopods


So much this!

I recently came across my first Sectopod, and it nearly wiped my squad of Colonels. My heavies are equipped with heavy plasmas and HEAT ammo, and they just MAULED the sectopod before it could finish off my team.
by Jack21222
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

Also I've found heavies are not really that great. Snipers, Assault and Support all work well but I find the heavies are lacking. I run two heavies and one assault. The heavies aren't the best at dealing a ton of damage, but they're amazing at destroying cover and making sure your snipers can see t...
by Jack21222
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

Heh, I discovered an interesting cheese tactic. On Classic, I seem to need every bit of cheese I can find. The support's dash ability lets them run up to a group of enemies, then run the hell back. Back being where you have 5 buddies camping out. Unless the aliens are on overwatch, or are a doo...
by Jack21222
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

So I decided to start off with Classic Ironman mode. I lasted 4 months, but the game was really over some time in my 3rd month. My next 4 attempts only lasted 3 months. This is masochistic, but I refuse to lower the difficulty or resort to save scumming.
by Jack21222
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

RockPaperShotgun has a pretty lengthy review:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/10/08/xcom-review/

I might have to stay up late tonight and play a few hours before bed.
by Jack21222
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

The game is available to be pre-loaded, so you can start playing the instant it unlocks. I just wish they were releasing it on Monday, a day I don't have school (Columbus day holiday), rather than Tuesday, when I have to run a lab section and then do classical mechanics until 6pm.
by Jack21222
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 100705

Re: Crusader Kings 2

I have 232 hours in this game and something like 4 complete playthroughs. For anybody new to the game, I strongly recommend starting off as an Irish count, and make the goal of your game unifying Ireland. It's nice and isolated from the rest of the world, so you can focus more on country management ...
by Jack21222
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 281796

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

Went 2-2 as Rakdos in the pre-release. I stomped all over my first opponent, got stomped on against my second opponent, narrowly beat my 3rd opponent, and got stomped over once again for my final opponent. Was fun, though.
by Jack21222
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483847

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I don't know if this is the place to post it, but I just got an extra copy of Civilization 5 on Steam for pre-ordering a game. Is anybody interested in trading me a game? If somebody wants to buy me FTL as a gift (10 dollar value), I'll send my extra copy of Civ 5 in return (a 30 dollar value). Stea...
by Jack21222
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 134296

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

Free demo is up on Steam. But, RockPaperShotgun warns that it does not really give you a fair chance to really play the game. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/09/25/some-things-you-should-know-about-the-xcom-demo/ For what it's worth, I played the demo, and I feel lukewarm about the game. In the...
by Jack21222
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 942
Views: 217095

Re: Board games anyone?

I've been slowly accumulating board games. This is an expensive hobby. :-/

Now have Arkham Horror with all the expansions, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, and San Juan (though that's more of a card game). I think my next purchase will be the expansion to Pandemic.

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