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Reply #11620 on: March 14, 2017, 08:25:18 PM

Unless (until?) Blightfall fixes the Dawn Machine, the endgame is pretty much broken. Well, it works, but it breaks nearly every time it's moved. I got fed up with having to rebuild it every time I tried to clean another patch of ground.

If they'd patch that and update the other mods, I'd like to replay it. I've been tempted to try updating the mods myself, but there's too much customization that'd break (Botania!), let alone the Blightfall-specific mod(s).

Backup mods are a must for any modpack. I always add one, add (or replace) Inventory Tweaks with a custom build (that, among other things, alphabetizes Thaumcraft essentia phials when sorting), and sometimes a different mini-map depending on what's in the pack.
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Reply #11621 on: March 15, 2017, 08:26:42 AM

Heartily concur. Blightfall was my favorite modpack, by far. It's the only pack I've played that made the outside world both necessary and dangerous, with a great quest line to guide progress. I started getting crashes while exploring mob-heavy areas and entire map chunks were getting corrupted. Since the map is static, I never found a way to get them to regenerate, and eventually gave up.

Would love any suggestions of something similar, while simultaneously hoping none exists to consume me.
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Reply #11622 on: March 15, 2017, 01:54:34 PM

World in Flames.

When you really need to scratch that poorly coded, designed, buggy, ridiculously complicated, no AI opponent, WW2 simulation itch.

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Reply #11623 on: March 15, 2017, 11:28:10 PM

Nothing but Battle Brothers.

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Reply #11624 on: March 15, 2017, 11:49:54 PM

Even without the VR it gets your heart pumping. Hardcore survival is set to the hardest difficulty with no way to change it. Zombies take about 7 swipes with a steel sword, the aggro radius on everything is huuuge and fucking creepers don't die in the sunlight. If you get attacked by an enderman out in the wild it's just over.

I always play on difficulty 3 so all of that is the same for me except the permadeath bit. I can't remember if the baby skeletons & zombies are a vanilla thing or not, but they're really egregious little bastards. Last pack I played, right at the start, I got spawn camped in my own cave by a baby skeleton for ages. Think it killed me about 5 times before I finally punched it's tiny little bony lights out.

Speaking of inexorable, painful death, I started playing Rimworld yesterday. The way that the shit that happens turns into stories is great. In my first colony my hunter angered a squirrel by not killing it fast enough and it bit her. I didn't really understand how to treat wounds so it got infected, partly because she was sleeping in the same room as the butcher table. The infection got worse and by the time I realised I needed a medical bed one of the other colonists was having a mental breakdown because (I shit you not) he wanted a prosthetic limb, and had locked himself in the only room I had left in which to put said medical bed.

At the same time the 3rd colonist had managed to accidentally wall himself off in the freezer room I was getting them to build to stop all the dead squirrels going mouldy, because I'd forgotten to place doors before he finished building the walls. With himself inside.

Then a raider attacked. A 15 year old female assassin called Seedless. Miraculously the infected hunter managed to defeat her and finish building the room that was going to be the medical room *and* capture the wounded assassin since I hastily re-designated the medical room as a prison cell. Limping, bleeding and with a raging infection the huntress finally succeeds in chopping down a tree and building a door in the freezer to let stinky (who was also my only medic) out, who by now was going batshit bonkers due to being locked in a dark cell for 2 days. They slowly start to get things back on track, patching up the prisoner, finally getting Emo to come out of his room and getting Huntress to rest in a medical bed and get some treatment. I even started trying to recruit the assassin to my colony, and against all odds actually succeeded on the 2nd attempt so we finally have someone who can shoot!

Except she turns out to be an actual psychopath and pyromaniac.

Needless to say things are going downhill again, rapidly.

Edit: Oh and now a 96 year old ex-civil servant named Badass, who's got dementia and is deaf, just wandered in and joined my colony.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?
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Reply #11625 on: March 16, 2017, 08:39:38 AM

If you give too much memory to Minecraft, it chokes?  This is why I play console games.  The MC talk does make me want to play 7 Days, however.

I would indeed run a server for these sorts of games.  Too bad for you lot that I'm not into it.  Also probably $$$.  I set up servers for Starbound and Terraria for the boy, but he has moved on.  I was asked to set up a server for ARK but the askers play PS4.  WOMP WOMP.

I noticed that Dwarf Fortress is available in Homebrew.  I can't imagine what sort of hell that would be to play, even not counting my lack of a number pad.

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Reply #11626 on: March 16, 2017, 09:39:37 AM

Got kinda burned out by the pacing on Torment and stalled a little bit on GTA V. Thinking of hitting up minecraft again.

Also looking sideways at 7 Days, but I was knee-deep in a sub-optimal build and the days were getting pretty long. Pretty sure I'll be logging in to get slaughtered on the next blood moon. Made the classic mistake of not making my pit moat easy to repair. It's been doing a great job against roaming hordes, but it's getting ragged. Half of me wants to just finish it for completion's sake and then build an adjacent improved base (or move underground), half of me wants to start over (but oh finding all the books again).

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Reply #11627 on: March 16, 2017, 11:59:35 AM

I haven't even bothered to allocate skill points in 7 Days.

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Reply #11628 on: March 16, 2017, 01:18:45 PM

I haven't even bothered to allocate skill points in 7 Days.
You have chosen poorly!

You really need to. Don't waste them on the 100-able skills, put them into the unlocks (1pt only skills) and boosts (5pt skills). Lowering the need for food/drink, increasing mining yield, increasing stamina, reducing run fatigue, lots of QoL stuff. The 100-able skills are the ones to just grind out old-school.

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Reply #11629 on: March 16, 2017, 01:25:47 PM

If you give too much memory to Minecraft, it chokes?

Especially with older versions of Java, the default JVM settings will result in very long pauses during garbage collection if the heap is too big. There are plenty of ways around that in the newer JVMs. I haven't built or encountered a modpack that needed more than 6 GB to avoid memory pressure. A server with a heck of a lot of loaded chunks could need more, and would probably need pretty careful JVM tuning...just like all Java applications applications written in garbage-collected languages that use a lot of RAM.
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Reply #11630 on: March 16, 2017, 01:45:00 PM

Again I am reminded that I am only pretending to be a programmer. Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #11631 on: March 16, 2017, 06:44:32 PM

Oddly, SWOTOR.

A LOT of Swotor.

Weird. I picked it up again just before christmas... and I'm still playing.
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Reply #11632 on: March 17, 2017, 01:37:48 AM

Again I am reminded that I am only pretending to be a programmer. Ohhhhh, I see.

I don't think java counts as real programming.

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Reply #11633 on: March 17, 2017, 03:24:52 AM

Oddly, SWOTOR.

A LOT of Swotor.

Weird. I picked it up again just before christmas... and I'm still playing.

I know, right ?  When did it turn into a good game ?

(Yes, the answer to this is probably 'When they change the XP gain and let you level just with the story and class quests, but still.)

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Reply #11634 on: March 17, 2017, 07:13:00 AM

Also that they pulled back on the group requirements for the "group" missions on planets, so most (all?) can be soloed.

So much of the problems with mmo is that they've historically failed to grasp that forcing people to group alienates and separates people. Allowing people to play in their own style (solo/duo/group/raid) without punishing those on the left hand of that spectrum is paramount to success.

I've always said that a good mmo allows you to exist in and interact with thousands of people, without forcing you to group with those people to achieve things. TOR is now a pretty good example of that, it's a good solo game, a great duo game....but also a pretty vibrant community game. There are plenty of events that allow people to group up as needed, and a little grouping is fairly painless and as such, I've had the best grouping experiences in TOR than pretty much any other PUG-based system (Rift is good, too, because they made it easy to jump in and out of).

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Reply #11635 on: March 17, 2017, 09:40:01 AM

Sure, that all scans to me.  Wife and I play together, she heals, I tank and our companions shoot shit.

Been working great.

I'm also soloing a Jedi Knight with the companion healing and loving that too.

I used to really, really hate this game and only played it because of Christine.  Now, it's fun.

As I say, it's odd.

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Reply #11636 on: March 17, 2017, 09:49:13 AM

Are you past the initial release and into the expansions yet? Does the same "only have to do the story missions" approach apply there?

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Reply #11637 on: March 18, 2017, 03:38:51 AM

I'm only about halfway through the first expansion. It's just started some side-quest stuff which annoyingly isn't fully voiced, but seems entirely skippable. Other than that it's all been main content. They're a very different feel to the original story, I get the impression that they're not class-distinctive - that there's only one storyline.

Although, with the xp boost going on at the moment that char hit max level long before even starting the expansion so pretty much anything is optional at this point.

There's lots of little QoL improvements that I appreciate, like zero-cooldown fast travel and insta-port to your home (which is a minor travel hub itself). Being able to role-switch companions on the fly. Appearance independent of gear. Reputation seems to be account-wide not per-char. Stuff that just makes it more friendly to play.

I'm also finding crafting oddly relaxing and decently profitable.
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Reply #11638 on: March 18, 2017, 04:23:55 AM

You're correct that there's only one story. All the expansions have been like that, and that's about all I've followed of the game since launch.

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Reply #11639 on: March 18, 2017, 12:57:15 PM

Are you past the initial release and into the expansions yet? Does the same "only have to do the story missions" approach apply there?

No, but considering we just started chapter 3 with this duo and we're level 52, I don't think it'll be an issue.

Levelling speed is just stupid fast.  As in, it really should be slower.  For reals.

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Reply #11640 on: March 21, 2017, 09:04:58 PM

Finished Horizon Zero Dawn this evening. One of the best games we've ever played. Would love to see it done as a movie.  Really like that it was NOT full of always having to choose between the lesser of two evils or trying to find (or be) the least douchebaggy out of a group of uber douchebags.

Left the credits rolling after the final scene, and about 20 minutes later there was an interesting little final final scene like Marvel does in the movies hinting at a possible sequel!

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Reply #11641 on: March 22, 2017, 07:43:03 AM

Some Skyrim.  Maybe I'll finally finish it.

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Reply #11642 on: March 22, 2017, 08:19:15 AM

Started up a new 7 Days to Die game on a random map. Setting up a starter base in an abandoned prison. Bumped up the zombie spawn a bit this time, it's pretty rough living in town now!

Mostly just practicing for the near future if the budget and healthcare pass. Because we're fucked (I'll be out of work in January and I'm tempted to head down to politics after what I heard from my boss who had just spoken to the city and county execs....like 'remember paved roads, hospitals and public fire departments' fucked).

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Reply #11643 on: March 23, 2017, 03:21:03 PM

Started Last Guardian. Been good so far, same type of find your path through the ruins I remember from Ico. My one gripe so far: Eat your damn barrels already, stupid bird-weasel thingy.
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Reply #11644 on: March 24, 2017, 02:06:54 PM

Playing Furi, my twitch skills aren't what they used to be.

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Reply #11645 on: March 24, 2017, 03:19:18 PM

X-Com 2 Long war 2 mod has me by the balls, it's hilarious how perfect the new class system fits with GI Joe characters.

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Reply #11646 on: March 27, 2017, 07:23:02 AM

And...inevitably....minecraft.

Back to Project Ozone 2, I find I like having the HQM book and skyblock (ish, I use the Skylands map) limitations. It lacks the theme and purpose of Blightfall, but does provide more interest and direction than just a standard pack.

My starting sky island had a kerosene cow on it, so it's got a wee bit of cheatiness feel this time 'round :)

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Reply #11647 on: March 27, 2017, 02:03:48 PM

Still playing furi, haven't gotten my ass kicked this badly since Fume Knight and the Nameless King. My timing sucks and I also suck at bullet hell. On the upside my timing is getting better.
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Reply #11648 on: March 28, 2017, 07:14:54 AM

Still playing furi, haven't gotten my ass kicked this badly since Fume Knight and the Nameless King. My timing sucks and I also suck at bullet hell. On the upside my timing is getting better.

I really enjoyed that game.  It just had a style and feel that really worked for me.  I've been debating the DLC, but I just have no time for it at the moment.   

Currently trying to finish Horizon and Nier so I can start Persona 5 soon.  I've also been trying to avoid everything Zelda.  I'm figuring I'll be getting a Switch closer to the holidays but I'm not sure I want to wait that long for Zelda.  I might get the Wii-U version... maybe.
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Reply #11649 on: March 28, 2017, 12:15:59 PM

Paying more overwatch, some Diablo 3 on PS4 since my friends are playing that now. Picking over some random stuff in my library like Doom and oddly enough- RAGE.

RAGE's story was dreadfully stupid and boring but man it was and still is a really visually impressive game and fun enough shooter. Shame about the stupid vehicle shit.

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Reply #11650 on: March 28, 2017, 03:24:09 PM

HK-51 Unlocked.  That was...painful.

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Reply #11651 on: March 28, 2017, 07:41:32 PM

Basically finished Witcher 3 Blood and Wine, don't really feel like doing the last 3 minor things or whatever.

I really feel it's been the best game overall that I've ever played. Certainly the best RPG.
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Reply #11652 on: March 28, 2017, 08:24:13 PM

HK-51 Unlocked.  That was...painful.

I was dying to unlock him, spent an hour dicking around in some zone trying to locate some thing I was supposed to dig up or something. Got bored, mmo is stupid.

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Reply #11653 on: March 29, 2017, 01:03:40 AM

The good news is he's as awesome as you'd expect, but yeah, the bad news is the actual quest to get him was one of the biggest pains in the dick yet.  Also, used all those annoying MMO Shitty Tropes - so you need to do archeology, but not like in WoW where it indicates where to dig, no it's just all fucking random.  You also have to have an 'other side' alt for a bit of it.  You also have to go to two flashpoints, even if you don't want to yet and get the story spoiled like fuck for you.

Don't get me wrong, I met a rather nice chap while doing it and we actually managed to do the bit that takes you days in about 10 minutes working together.  Also, the storymode and helpful robots for the flashpoints made it easier, but, urg, you know ?  URG.

Then I found out that once you have him, it's not a Cartel Coin GLOBAL unlock, no, it's a Cartel Coin PER PLAYER unlock.

So.

Double Urg.

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Reply #11654 on: March 29, 2017, 06:18:40 AM

I was wondering if they switched that at some point. I seem to remember a lot more account-wide unlocks for stuff, and a lot of it seems per-character now.

I want to have a meeting with whatever remnants of Bioware exist and explain how to stop making an enjoyable game unenjoyable.

But really, it would be nice if whatever random network disconnection issues I have with TOR (and only TOR) would go away. I think I fixed it last year, but it's back and the last thing I want to do after dicking around with network problems all day is work on network problems at home. So...minecraft.

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