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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Roving Punster » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:02 am

Out of sheer boredom, whilst waiting for the release of the few new forthcoming games that interest me, I've returned reluctantly to World of Warcraft.

This forum isn't nearly active enough to warrant forming an in-game FSM clan, but it's amusing to imagine the image of a bunch of MMO players on a raid, with their outfits transmogrified into pirate attire.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby MourningStar » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:09 pm

haha. I stopped playing WoW when Wrath came out. In my opinion, they dummed the game down so much at that point they were giving epic gear away in normal dungeons, people were PuGing 40 man instances, mount levels had been lowered, things were just.... getting lame. I was mad at how hard I had to work through previous versions to get all Epiced out, and scrubs could just now PuG everything and get it easy as hell. Ruffled my feathers, and I quit. Never looked back.

But ever since that game, I have bounced around from game to game... never quite feeling that addiction. That World of Warcrack type feel. Haha.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Roving Punster » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:40 am

I grok in fullness. In this particular game I'd packed up and left by the time I'd reached level 80 (well shy of 'tier anything') during my first foray into WoW, because I'd quickly soured for a variety of reasons, some of which overlap yours. Level 80, as you know, is no big deal in WoW, and can be done in just a few days if you rush, and a week if you dont ... normally, I stick with something til the bitter end. I left DCUO for similar reasons.

I'll probably burn out again by the time I hit 60 on my second foray, and I'm already close to that.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby MourningStar » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:12 pm

Roving Punster wrote: Level 80, as you know, is no big deal in WoW, and can be done in just a few days if you rush, and a week if you dont ... normally, I stick with something til the bitter end...


The straw that broke the camels back for me, and what has caused me never to return, was when they were straight up giving away lvl 80 characters when the 90 expansion dropped. I was like... ?! SEriouslY?! They never have to make it through Barrens chat?! Unfair! :cry:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Roving Punster » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:40 pm

Doing the Macarena ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erid_ojBXn0

Edit: I was bored, so I taught myself the basics of video capture on the PC.
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Boooooooo, HORDE FOR LIFE

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Ok, I'll admit that many of the non-human race wimmen (Succubi in particular) are LOT better in bed, but Humans (on average) are prettier and genetically compatable. :lol:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby MourningStar » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:23 pm

Just started playing the re-release of Blood and Gold: Caribbean. It is based off the Mount & Blade: Warband engine. Plays exactly like it except... PIRATES! The original company that released it flubbed it up so bad they folded but another company picked it up... read through the MOUNDS AND MOUNDS of complaints and rectified almost everything about it and they are continuing to improve it. They dropped a hotfix a day after they released it when people complained about a certain quest and other minor things, so the devs are really working hard to do it right. My guess is, they're Pastafarians at heart and want to give the world another awesome game like Sid Meyers: Pirates! Which I also still often play. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! :fsm_yarr:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby gronank » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:25 am

I've revisited Path of Exile lately. It is basically a free to play Diablo, and the f2p model is very generous. So if you want to hack monsters and pay nothing for the pleasure, have a look.

If shooting at ships is more your preference, another f2p game is world of warships. It got some problems but it is also fun.
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Postby MourningStar » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:05 pm

gronank wrote:I've revisited Path of Exile lately. It is basically a free to play Diablo, and the f2p model is very generous. So if you want to hack monsters and pay nothing for the pleasure, have a look.

If shooting at ships is more your preference, another f2p game is world of warships. It got some problems but it is also fun.



Tried PoE, don't like the controls too much, but the game seemed interesting enough... WoWS however I have played.... as I have played WoT. I find Steel Ocean better in the warship genre though. Its a cookie cutter punch of WoWS but they fixed a lot of things.... namely the battleship play, making them more like the floating artillery they are in RL. Carriers were fixed too. You no longer are bound by what you chose PRE BATTLE (read before you know who you're going against ). You can actually launch and recover various types of aircraft in varying number, kinda like a carrier would do in REAL LIFE. lol.
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Postby Roving Punster » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:36 pm

BTW, if anyone feels the urge to dip a toe back into WoW, and lacks a guild, my friend and I are sole proprietors of a formerly large guild whose membership has dwindled back down to just the two of us. Plenty of perks and banked gear. Nice to be able to upgrade to all max-sized bags when creating new characters, for example.

So, as a minor favor to established FSM fora members, if you need a WoW guild, pm me.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby ChowMein » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:39 am

Roving Punster wrote:BTW, if anyone feels the urge to dip a toe back into WoW, and lacks a guild, my friend and I are sole proprietors of a formerly large guild whose membership has dwindled back down to just the two of us. Plenty of perks and banked gear. Nice to be able to upgrade to all max-sized bags when creating new characters, for example.

So, as a minor favor to established FSM fora members, if you need a WoW guild, pm me.


I wish i could RP , but the mouse work with that game gave me carpal tunnel at the.wrist and elbow .
I can only play turn based games now .
How about Heroes of M and M 3 sometime ?
Chess ? 2 , 5 , 10 or unlimited time is good for me , I haven't played for some time .
When i finally went 5 games undefeated against a former provincial college champ , I refused to play him again so he could fume .
It's been 14 years since that glorious match and I still stick it to him every opportunity i get harr harr harr de harr harr .
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Roving Punster » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:46 am

I've never really been a big fan of chess. My reason is that the level of determinism (for both openings and closings) built into the nature of the pieces and the small size of the board tends to elevate memorization over improvization at high enough skill levels (or powerful enough computers) for the game to actually matter. It sucked a lot of the fun out of the game for me, back when I first starting to take an interest, and I never really looked back.

My other problem is that I've never liked adversarial competition ... I much prefer games in which people either compete against themselves or work together, rather than attack each other. If that makes sense. In other words, I prefer PVE instead of PVP.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby ChowMein » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:13 am

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:Hey, Chow Mein! I like HoMM3. I suck at it really badly so you might beat me! When and how do we connect?


NO WAY !

I'll speak to my bro-in-law , he knows how to set it up .
I haven't played online since '02 and have forgotten how we all got together for it .

My highest score against the computer was 498 . Sorta cheated though .......


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