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Title: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: therain93 on April 23, 2013, 12:28:37 PM
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC - Steam)

I pre-ordered Bio-Shock Inifinite through Steam while I was playing Bioshock and it came with a free copy of Firaxis' XCOM:Enemy Unknown.  Now, I'm a huge fan of the original X-Com, and I have to say, they did a pretty nice job with updating it (although I'm disappointed that they omitted base raids).  I'm basically playing this about 5 times a week -- it has some mild customization and, like the original, you can name your soldiers, so naturally my CoH toons live on here too.  It's heart-wrenching when they die, but I have more than enough toons in the wings ready to fight back the alien incursion ( ' ;

Eventually I may switch back to finish the orignal Bioshock, which itself is a pretty rich storytelling experience.
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Post by: Golden Ace on April 23, 2013, 12:38:00 PM
WoW.  have a subscription. 

Age of Empires II HD Edition is my current love though.

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Post by: JaguarX on April 23, 2013, 01:53:02 PM
Champions Online

Sims 3

Empire Earth 2

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Post by: Heroette on April 23, 2013, 02:53:28 PM
Guild Wars 2

The Sims 2
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Post by: Blondeshell on April 23, 2013, 05:25:30 PM
Subscribed to EVE Online.

Drop in on Champions and The Secret World every now and then.
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Post by: eabrace on April 23, 2013, 06:19:40 PM
DDO on Saturdays, mostly.

A little SWTOR here and there on the weekends this month while the 2xXP has been running, but not much.

Honestly, that's about it.  I'm spending far, far fewer hours playing games than I was before shutdown.  And yet, I still seem to be short on spare time for other things.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on April 23, 2013, 07:00:25 PM
Lately I've been playing X-COM: UFO Defense and a bit of Halo 1 PC multiplayer.
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Post by: adarict on April 23, 2013, 07:39:57 PM
Pretty much, nothing on PC.  I pop in to STO once in a while.  There really aren't any other games I am interested in right now.  Kind of want to try out Secret World.  It looks quite promising.
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Post by: dewamped on April 23, 2013, 07:43:10 PM
im playing the new simcity its fun but need more friends if any one plays im lighthoof
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Post by: The Fifth Horseman on April 23, 2013, 08:43:09 PM
Dead Frontier and Mechwarrior Tactics.
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Post by: Corlagon on April 23, 2013, 11:36:00 PM
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Star Wars: Battlefront
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Post by: JetFlash on April 24, 2013, 12:28:17 AM
SWTOR and Endless Space.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on April 24, 2013, 12:44:22 AM
A few different things for me. 

Starcraft II
Injustice Gods Among us (Pretty darn good for a fighter)
A little Endless space when I have time (which is never for that game :P)
Worms Reloaded
Just started up another game for Mass Effect 3
And in 2 days Neverwinter nights Open beta:)

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Post by: houtex on April 24, 2013, 02:00:07 AM
"Motorcycle Restoring 1.0"

Once I finish that game, I'll move on to "Mustang Seat Covers 2.0", but I may have to run around in "Ford 2pc Spark Plug Removal 2.0 SP 2", which I hear is insanely difficult the first level or two, and gets messy at level 5, but after that is relatively boring.

After that?  Probably I'll be in a long term MMO called "Riding Motorcycle:20XX EXTREME TOURING", with breaks for the realtime "Housework Chores 56", "Paybills 4123" and "Fracking Work 7.0 SP 12", with a few "Going Out 247" sessions here and there.

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Post by: PzTnT on April 24, 2013, 08:46:49 AM
Champions Online mainly here and The Secret World as a bit of a side thing.

Feel free to look me up in either, global in CO is @PzTnT and i generally play Kazara when I'm in TSW.
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Post by: SeaLily on April 24, 2013, 02:08:03 PM
I just finished up Bioshock Infinite.  Fantastic game, really well-crafted setting, engaging characters, and a really cool ending.

This friday I'll be playing a lot of Poker Night 2.  Looks like it's going to be really funny, and earning a bunch of TF2 and Borderlands 2 items certainly doesn't hurt.  Brock Samson(Venture Bros), Ash Williams(Evil Dead/Army of Darkness), Claptrap(Borderlands), and Sam the Dog(Sam n' Max) playing poker with Glados(Portal) as the dealer?  Aw yeah sign me up.

But, as it's been since the game came out, Team Fortress 2 remains my top played game... or, well.  It was my second most played until CoH shut down.  I made a Scout loadout that looks like my CoH main did in his casual outfit(green hair, fingerless gloves, oldschool sneakers), which wasn't something I figured I'd be able to manage at all, but it actually looks pretty good in TF2.  On the BLU team he's pretty much spot-on.  Needs some sunglasses but otherwise he's good.  Hope they add another cosmetic loadout slot sometime soon!

I've been experimenting with trying out a bunch of different MMOs, mostly Neverwinter, CO, STO and DCUO, and nothing's hitting the same thing CoH did for me.  Nothing else has that same ease of teaming, that same perfectly scaling encounter setup, nothing lets me take on 10 dudes at once and smash them to bits and have fun doing it.  CO was good for a bit but it doesn't have a lot of staying power once you hit lv40, STO is pretty fun but the lockboxes get annoying and I don't feel like I understand the gear at all, and DCUO... well.  DCUO would be a great game if it wasn't an MMO.  They've got a solid foundation for a superhero sandbox game there, and it's all wasted on shitty "kill 10 gang members, gather 10 trinkets, bring them to me, then do it again somewhere else" mission content.  There's some cool moments, and the instanced missions seem pretty fun since you're just fighting your way through a villain's lair(which is what I liked in CoH), but there's too much dumb boring stuff in the exterior world to deal with.
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Post by: damienray on April 24, 2013, 02:12:59 PM
Me & Mamma are playing SWTOR. Gets somewhat repetitive, but fills the "game" need for now. Totally hate that we can't make a guild unless we have 4. Miss having our own little "sg base" like in the good ole CoH days.... sigh....
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Post by: Dollhouse on April 24, 2013, 02:43:04 PM
TSW is my "main," although I've not been playing as much. Still very engaged...but I'm waiting for a bit more mission content. I'm also still climbing the dungeon raid ladder and many of the missions I've done are very repeatable...similar to CoH in that aspect. Still lots to do, but I've gotten a bit sidetracked by Defiance. TSW remains very immersive and RP-friendly, with the best writing in gaming. Still has a so-so combat system (good for a "regular" MMO combat system...I guess). Still worth subbing to (although the free play isn't really very limited at all).

As said, I've been playing a lot of Defiance, which is terrific if you enjoy third-person shooters with reticule aiming in an MMO setting (but which needs way better social tools). I also play Fallen Earth and (very occasionally) log into GW1.

Some of my COH and TSW friends have jumped into SWTOR, but I'm having a hard time getting past my indifference to the IP. Nothing really looming on the horizon as a "must play" for me.
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Post by: downix on April 24, 2013, 03:33:20 PM
The Phoenix Project fills my time...

Oh you mean games everyone can play instead of under development?

SWTOR and DCUO, although I do log into TERA and CO every so often.
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Post by: DJMoose on April 24, 2013, 04:30:58 PM
Champions Online.

Skyrim.

Going to get Heart of the Swarm for StarCraft II at some point.

Looking forward to Neverwinter.

Want City of Heroes back.
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Post by: AlphaFerret on April 24, 2013, 09:36:48 PM
CO
Lotro
Neither game holds my attention like the former game that was set in Paragon City.
Neverwinter looks promising.
I also hope that the Marvel game is decent.
If the World of Darkness MMO ever actually happens....

Without my City, I just don't have the same gaming mojo.
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Post by: Spellcaster Hana on April 25, 2013, 03:27:36 AM
I'm juggling on and off between Aura Kingdom, DCUO, and Onigiri...

I miss City of Heroes...no other MMO can fill the void I'm feeling right now  :gonk:
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Post by: Everfreefire on April 25, 2013, 05:13:23 AM
I've been jumping a lot, but right now most of my time has been wandering between FFX, Defiance (And a reminder that I am not good at shooters), Starcraft II, and whatever else on my computer sounds good at the time, mostly Terraria or Minecraft.

Oh, and a bit of beta testing for something.
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Post by: FatherXmas on April 25, 2013, 05:46:04 AM
I'm a "traitor" playing Guild Wars 2 almost exclusively.  However I'm getting to a point to either take a break or roll something new. 

I have a Sim City 4 deluxe box set sitting in my pile of old but cheap games that is whispering to me every since that horrible explosion in West, TX where a children's park, the middle school, the "new" high school, an apartment building, the local hospital and a retirement home were built within 1/4 mile of a fertilizer plant.  All I could think of when I brought up the satellite view (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=west+tx&hl=en&ll=31.814381,-97.089658&spn=0.011961,0.017745&sll=41.500765,-72.757507&sspn=1.349423,2.271423&t=h&hnear=West,+McLennan,+Texas&z=16) in Google Maps was "what horrible zoning, haven't any of you played any of the Sim City games?"
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Post by: rianfrostdrake on April 29, 2013, 01:00:14 AM
new vegas

dragons dogma:dark arisen

 skylanders, way too into skylanders.

champs and dcou on rare occasions.
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Post by: Night-Hawk07 on April 29, 2013, 01:16:39 AM
I'm a "traitor" playing Guild Wars 2 almost exclusively.  However I'm getting to a point to either take a break or roll something new.

Now where did I put that pitchfork...?

On topic, I've spent most of the last couple days on SWTOR and (surprisingly) DCUO, though I'll log in to STO and CO occasionally (F2P is good thing).
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Post by: Thunder Glove on April 29, 2013, 02:04:25 AM
Last couple of days, League of Legends.  ... I don't like it very much.  (And, as it turns out, my computer's OS is just a little too old to play it properly)

Last week, it was Final Fantasy IV for the SNES.  (I didn't finish it. I got as far as rescuing Rosa and then drifted off)

I never finished Tales of Phantasia, either.  Lost interest after the fan-translators decided to turn it into a parade of curse words.  Couldn't finish Live a Live, either.  (I spent an hour setting up traps in the Western scenario, but almost nobody got caught by them and I wound up fighting 14 of the 15 outlaws anyway, and dying miserably.  And I only managed to beat one opponent in the Wrestling scenario, getting thoroughly trounced by all the others.  And then I said "Right, I'm done.")

Throughout it all, I've been slowly leveling on Dofus (which still annoys me for not being CoH, but I can usually push through it) and - for my superhero fix - Marvel Avengers Alliance on Facebook.

I am enjoying MAA a lot more than I expected to when I started playing months ago at a friend's urging, mainly because it has a real - and rather complex - turn-based battle system, and it really does seem to let you unlock everything without having to pay for it (though much more slowly).  And it has enough heroes released that I don't have to use overhyped characters if I don't want to.  In fact, even though I have a roster of more than two dozen characters, I haven't even unlocked Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hulk, or Thor yet.  After unlocking all the cheaper characters, my first 90-point unlock was Captain Britain.  My second was the Black Knight.  I'm sure there's lots of people who can roleplay a wovernine like no one else can, but I'll pass.  I love putting third-stringers in the limelight, even if it's only on the limelight of my own screen.

It even has two classes explicitly called Scrappers and Blasters.

It's sad that MAA is the game I'm really enjoying the most right now.  I miss my superheroes.
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Post by: Stratoburst on April 29, 2013, 02:25:57 AM
SWTOR or TF2

Good, but not CoH  :'(
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Post by: Thunder Glove on May 04, 2013, 12:43:32 PM
I have to mention Off, an indy RPG.  It was originally French, but there's an English translation by the same people who fan-translated Mother 3 - mainly because it's a similar combination of surreal, silly, and insanely dark as the Mother series (actually.. it's probably darker)

It also involves a protagonist wielding a baseball bat.

I tore through it the other day.  It's not a long game.  But I ... maybe "enjoyed" is the wrong word.   IT HAUNTS ME.... but in a good way.  Yeah.  That's a better way to put it.
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Post by: therain93 on May 04, 2013, 03:47:47 PM
Ticket to Ride (PC / steam)
This was on sale on Steam for like 5.99 -- it's a fun adaptation of the boardgame that requires a good bit of strategy to connect various cities together using trains.  The computer isn't nearly as fun to play against compared to a real person (especially at living room table), but there is an online component too .
So now it's this and Xcom.  ( ' :
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Post by: UruzSix on May 05, 2013, 05:42:15 AM
Mainly Guild Wars 2, though I've been poking at Neverwinter over the weekend.
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Post by: Olde Glory on May 07, 2013, 10:06:35 AM
Always, always, ALWAYS Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. It has the James Woods hook (Oh! Piece of candy!). I wish that I could STOP playing it long enough to finish Sleeping Dogs, Borderlands 2, L.A. Noir, Skyrim and about twenty other 360 games that I have waiting. On the PC side, I've been trying Neverwinter along with the occasional CO fix.

Sometimes I wish that we would all just pick a game and que up together on the same night. At heart, WE were the ones that made our game so great to play. (Mechanics, capes and power sets aside ;)) I would love to jump on with you all again even if the setting isn't right. In any case, I'm really excited that BOTH Project Z games are progressing along. Someday I hope to be truely torn when CoH resurfaces with a new publisher and I'm fully invested in those as well.
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Post by: therain93 on June 10, 2013, 04:44:30 PM
hmmm, no new games?

I picked up Red Dead Redemption (PS3) on sale and gave it a brief whirl, but since beating XCOM I've been playing Ticket to Ride and replaying Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (the original) on PC/Steam.
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Post by: Lightslinger on June 10, 2013, 05:03:24 PM
I'm not sure why, but after getting Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for Christmas in 1998, I never beat it. I think it was just a case of ADD and I moved on to something else.

Finally righted that wrong yesterday, woot! When I heard there was a OoT remake for the 3DS that practically sold the system for me. I found a used model on Craigslist and got OoT right afterwards. Extremely good remake, the higher resolution, the excellent use of the 3DS' dual screens and 3D were great additions.

Now on to Sonic Generations (came with the system from the guy I bought it from).
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Post by: JaguarX on June 10, 2013, 06:02:38 PM
Still playing CO

but uploaded some older games and games I havent played in a while like Fable 1 and 2 and Saints Row 2, Doom 3, and GTA 4 and looking into purchasing Duke Forever.
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Post by: Rust on June 10, 2013, 09:47:59 PM
Bouncing around between:

Star Trek Online (PC)
Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising/Retribution (PC)
Dawn of War: Dark Crusade (PC)
State of Decay (Xbox 360)
Poker Night at the Inventory 2 (Xbox 360)
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on June 10, 2013, 10:32:05 PM
I've been playing a bit of Team Fortress 2 the last few days. On a related note, the Baby Face's Blaster is an awesome scout weapon.
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Post by: zendarin on June 10, 2013, 11:15:03 PM
I have been picking up older games off of Steam's Mid-Week madness. I'm currently fighting my way through the USG Ishimura on Dead Space.
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Post by: MindBlender on June 11, 2013, 05:07:43 AM
Not much.  Still waiting on ESO (Anything you can tell me SuckerPunch???   ;))  They are saying end of year now, but who knows.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on June 11, 2013, 02:37:15 PM
Just finished Bastion.  I enjoyed it a lot.
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Post by: GamingGlen on June 11, 2013, 08:25:02 PM
Single: Age of Empires II (sometimes III, but II is favorite), Civilization 5, Majesty 2, Settlers 6.

Tabletop: Pathfinder, Traveller (which I'm running), occasionally Runequest.

Online: STO (mostly log in long enough for Duty Officer re-assignments), and trying CO out for the 3rd time and actually got past level 10.  Still not CoX, and I just cannot play any CoX characters in it as they do not look the same, so made a new character.  CO's environment is okay, but characters look saggy, and I miss a couple of faces from CoX (okay, there's 2 female favorites I love).  And if I see another female character with the "do me" (er, vixen) stance I'll ... I'll... sigh, again.  :roll:  ;D
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Post by: Nos482 on June 11, 2013, 08:54:30 PM
Injustice: Gods among us
Sonic Adventure 2
Jade Cocoon

And every now and then some CO.
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Post by: Adelante on June 11, 2013, 09:13:03 PM
Warthunder & Warframe, mostly.  Some MTG:Planeswalkers 2013, 2014 is coming out in a couple weeks and I'll buy it then.   RIFT as well.
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Post by: Everfreefire on June 11, 2013, 11:18:56 PM
Let's see...

Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Pokemon Platinum
Final Fantasy X
Occassionally Terraria and Minecraft.
Some Final Fantasy XI and XIV.
Few random other games depending on mood.
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Post by: Nightwatch on June 12, 2013, 01:45:13 PM
Since the demise of CoX
.. tried CO, TSW, ST
.. now just reading books.
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Post by: hurple on June 15, 2013, 06:25:08 AM
Mainly Sims 3.  My daughter got me hooked on it.

But, when I want to go online I've been going to CO.  I bought a freeform slot and it's a much better game that way.  I "ported" one of my CoX toons over (Scott Comet, a hyper-mall security officer from the 30th century who got shunted back in time due to an accident with a "Time Displacer 3000 (tm)" at Radio Shack) 

Occasionally, I'll log into DCUO long enough to remember how boring I find it.

I tried Star Trek Online, but found it so dull I almost fell asleep while playing it.

I've also loaded up some old games like Civ 3 and Tropico and am having a good time with those oldies but goodies.

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Post by: Turjan on June 15, 2013, 12:37:14 PM
Star Trek Online now and then, but quite often I find myself tinkering with uniforms and alien heads at the tailor rather than playing. After a bit of that, I might join a "team up" PvE space mission, then swap to another character after...and fiddle with their crew's uniforms for a bit too, lol

Other than that I've been messing with City of Steam, but my hopes for that game are on a knife edge since the dev team at Mechanist got into bed with the publisher Reality Squared. Ever since then Mech seem to have developed an allergy to anything that might, potentially, by a wild stretch of the imagination, conceivably, just possibly be remotely regarded as an exploit - to the extent they totally removed direct player to player trading and the attachment function of ingame mail.

On top of that, in the latest version of the client, the skill tree has been reduced to a twig, and the gear modding system has come to resemble a peg-and-hole Fisher Price toy "because some people found the old system too complicated and we want to appeal to a wide audience". Evidently they believe the financial success of their game depends on skewing it towards the toddler market.

So...not looking very hopeful really. Pity, because CoS's underlying world and background story is simply the most innovative I've seen for ages. Ah well :(
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Post by: Mandu on June 16, 2013, 07:02:58 PM
So does playing Avengers Alliance on Facebook count? :roll:
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Post by: Thunder Glove on June 17, 2013, 02:47:59 AM
So does playing Avengers Alliance on Facebook count? :roll:

I hope so, because I am addicted to that thing.  (Though I haven't given them a dime.  Everything I have in that game has been earned purely though gameplay and luck.  CoH's closing has soured me on online-only games.  If I can't download it, I'm not paying for it)
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Post by: Mandu on June 22, 2013, 01:56:08 PM
Thunder Glove.  If you haven't done it already then go to the Alliance Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/avengersalliance?fref=ts (http://www.facebook.com/avengersalliance?fref=ts)

They are constantly giving out inspirations (all instant effect boosts will forever be inspirations to me) and most of the old links are still active.  I have been going through the page for the first time.  I'm only back to mid May and I already have about 15 each team blues and greens along with a lot of others.

For those not playing alliance yet it's a turn based combat game.  Unless you are willing to invest money (which I'm not) leveling and recruitment are slow but it's still fun.  They also have pvp which I haven't tried yet.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on June 22, 2013, 09:13:39 PM
I've long since been on their fan page, and grabbed every small bonus they've given out.  (There's also a "Free stuff for all" thread on the Playdom forums)

Their PvP isn't too bad (and I say that as someone that normally hates PvP).  There's no actual face-to-face fighting; each player sets up a team, and then attacks other players' teams, chosen by the computer.  The opposing team is controlled by the AI, so a lot of the "defensive" strategy is setting up a team that the AI can actually use.  Team members are always available for PvP fights, even if they'd normally be unavailable.  Even if they're on the flight deck, or training, or on a Deploy, they're still usable in PvP.

It is, unfortunately, dominated by players that have bought their way to the top.  You get higher PvP stats by having higher-level heroes (each class buffs a different stat), and by putting special PvP items into an "armory".  Most of the top players just spend real money on a crapton of Gold and fill up their armory with the best PvP items.  I've never gotten past Diamond ranking (third place out of five), and I haven't gotten past Gold ranking (fourth place) since last year.
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Post by: Oskmey on June 22, 2013, 09:22:02 PM
Most recently I was drawn back to The Secret World with their double AP weekend. It made me realise how much I had missed the story of that little universe. I absolutely love the writing. I just wish I had an active LGBT, casual PvE Illuminati cabal to join.

When I have time to game (rare) and I am not playing TSW I also have a TR in Neverwinter. I have not leveled far, maybe L23, but I do enjoy the game.
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Post by: JWBullfrog on June 23, 2013, 03:11:21 AM
I have four games in my stable now. Each has a slightly different reason for being there.
 
1. Neverwinter-  It's become my new hack and slash action game. When I want to go in and beat the holy snot out of something, I grab my rogue and start slashing.
 
2. The Secret World-  Dark, moody, and Lovecraftian, it's my puzzle game. When I want to spend the time thinking my way through problems, I call for my Templar and go.
 
3. Lord of The Rings Online-  Epic in scale and history. This is my exploration game. When I'm less concerned with fighting and just being a tourist, this is the perfect place to go. My Loremaster has a horse and Rivendell is just over the horizon.
 
4. Star Trek Online- My childhood friend, the Trek universe is one of my first loves and there are times when it's just simply fun to beam aboard my own personal starship and go to all of those strange new worlds seeking out new life, and new civilizations.
 
Paragon is my once and future home, but all of these others are fun to visit.
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Post by: therain93 on August 03, 2013, 12:28:17 PM
My friends have turned me onto "the Hidden", which is a Source Mod (http://www.hidden-source.com/ (http://www.hidden-source.com/)).  It's a bit unique -- basically, 1 person is a "vampire" who is practically invisible, very mobile, and has a dagger that can do some serious damage while everyone else (up to 8 people as I've seen) are hunting the Hidden, using a variety of weapons and items.  It's pretty fun and at times horrific ( ' :
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Post by: crashpositron on August 03, 2013, 03:50:50 PM
Champions, RIFT, Defense Grid and Age of Empires HD
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Post by: Kaiser Tarantula on August 04, 2013, 09:58:16 AM
Oh boy.  Since CoH's shutdown, I've gone through a lot of games that otherwise wouldn't see the light of day on my hard drive otherwise.

Stuff I played then quit, temporarily or permanently
Stuff I'm Currently Playing
Stuff I'm Looking Forward To
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Post by: DBadger on August 04, 2013, 04:39:16 PM
I just can't find a game that has the elements I want. Most new games seem to be action based combat which gets boring so quickly due to having so few abilities and so little customization. Most older games I have either played quite a bit of or have significant flaws (I don't want to go back to early 2000s graphics).

Most games also seem to have totally done away with any form of social contact. LFG queues just mean people jump into an instance play through it and either complete it or ragequit. I want to have fun while I'm playing not just get loot.

Got a real downer on MMOs at the minute and can't see any upcoming ones that will reverse the current trends.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on August 04, 2013, 10:23:35 PM
I played Off a month or two back, and loved it.  This past week, I played a bit of Home, the fan-sequel, but got annoyed with it about midway through Zone 2.  (Unless it gets darker later, it's basically a fix-fic for Off.  You play the Judge in an alternate timeline, and you're racing to get to the Zone Guardians before the Batter does.  At the same time, it has some serious balance issues in gameplay, giving the monsters much, much higher stats than in Off.  I don't recommend it, and I don't think I'm going to finish it)

And I got a bit of a video gaming jolt this week, learning that my favorite console game series is finally coming back - in the worst possible way.  I've been waiting for a new Breath of Fire game since BoF5 in 2003, and they finally announced BoF6 the other day - as a social browser-based touch RPG.  So there's a game I'm looking forward to hearing more about just so I can properly be revolted by it.

Anyway, other than Home, I'm not really playing anything new.  Dofus, Kingdom of Loathing, Avengers Alliance, and MUGEN, with the occasional emulation pitstop into NES, SNES, and old arcade games.

Edit: After reading this topic (http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,8872.0.html), I think I may throw a few dollars at Hoard.  I'll have to try the demo.
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Post by: MindBlender on August 05, 2013, 12:25:26 AM
Wishing I could afford to buy the PS3 (or at least justify it as I have an XBox360) just to play The Last of Us.  Yes, I know, zombie games are a dime a dozen, but this one looks awesome.
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Post by: Absolute on August 05, 2013, 12:34:20 AM
I've been playing a lot of Marvel Heroes.

Which reminds me, why hasn't anyone mentioned it? I never see a post about it, not even a thread mentioning it. It's an online superhero game. Seems kinda relevant.
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Post by: Eoraptor on August 05, 2013, 12:51:24 AM
the past couple weeks I've been trying champions... but it just feels like button mashing to me.

I diddled with marvel and DCUO. but again, formed no great connection with them.

instead I'm more apt to lose myself into my solo games, Civ IV, Armada2 Fleet Ops, occasionally some Roller Coaster Tycoon. Yes, I am a moderately old school gamer.
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Post by: silvers1 on August 06, 2013, 02:29:47 AM

I've been trying out Neverwinter, but have pretty much had my fill after leveling a rogue to 60.

My main issues:
1.  Lack of PUGs / hard to find teams
2.  "2 Deaths and Your out" penalty in dungeons - game breaker IMO
3.  Constantly having to play dodgem with the red patches of death - becomes
totally ridiculous in dungeon boss fights.
4.  Lack of variation in classes - reliance on the old  Tank/Healer/DPS paradigm.
5.  Everyone looks just like you - lack of variation in costumes.
6.  Needed items, such as an equal level companion, bags, etc. cost major amounts of real money.
F2P?  More like pay2win.

Man, I miss CoH.

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Post by: therain93 on August 06, 2013, 12:14:45 PM
Wishing I could afford to buy the PS3 (or at least justify it as I have an XBox360) just to play The Last of Us.  Yes, I know, zombie games are a dime a dozen, but this one looks awesome.
With the PS4 on the way, I'm sure you'll be able to score a deal on one soon as some people prepare to dump them (although, I readily admit, I'll probably keep my ps3 and get a ps4).  Other Naughty Dog classics include Uncharted 1,2,3 which should also compel you to get a ps3 ( ' ;
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Post by: detour on August 06, 2013, 01:11:00 PM
Nothing. Without CoX, nothing works for me.  No heroic MMO comes close to the ease of play, nothing feels like home, or like it could be home. 
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Post by: JetFlash on August 06, 2013, 06:19:08 PM
Currently finishing off System Shock 2 for the first time.  Been a while since I played a game with so many irritations but could not stop playing due to it being so damn entertaining.

Otherwise, still in SWTOR, also playing a Witch Doctor in Diablo 3.  Also picked up Strike Suit Zero for a shoot 'em up.
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Post by: General Idiot on August 07, 2013, 01:50:55 PM
Most recently I've been playing a lot of Firefall, which for those who don't know is a free to play MMOFPS that just went into open beta last week. Aside from being a bit grindy a lot of the time and doing the same 'open beta in name only, we'll take your cash just fine' thing that Neverwinter did, it's pretty good. Wish my graphics card hadn't died so I could play it with all the shinies turned on.

If you enjoy MMOs, shooters or both then I'd definitely recommend giving it a try, it's completely free to download and most of the stuff in the cash shop is cosmetic or convenience rather than straight up power. If you're looking for character customisation though, there's not a lot. You get your usual selection of faces, hairstyles and such and you can pick from a number of colour schemes for your armor but that's it. There's a fair bit of customisation in powers though.
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Post by: DoctorHugh on August 08, 2013, 01:08:46 PM
Didn't play much for a couple months after CoH/V, was pretty down actually. Funny how a game that you play occasionally for thrills & giggles can affect you that way, but then, it was 7 years of thrills & giggles for me. :)

First tried Champions, not bad, but I didn't really warm to the comics-in-motion overall look. Okay power system, found the grouping was a little less easy than CoH.

Then I tried The Secret World, quite interesting, engaging, amazingly (and I mean *amazingly*) well produced in many areas. Again, the grouping was less fast & friendly than in CoH, and I missed that. Bit of a grim atmosphere overall (after all, it IS the Zombie Apocalypse, Final Days, and Hell Rising sorta all rolled into one), and because it was sub-only at the time, and I had just been burned on that, I moved on.

Went to World of Tanks, and it was SO much of a change from CoH I could really get into it. Spent over 6 months pounding tanks into scrap metal, got a few friends and family into it. Was and is a very good game, but since it's pure battle 6 months was all it could hold me.

Dipped a toe into MechWarrior Online - a game I was prepared in advance to love - because I have enjoyed the heck out of every incarnation of Battletech to date. Even though it is quite well done, it IS still mostly pure battle, and I had just done 6 months of that in WoT. Hammered metal into scrap for 2 months, parked my giant engines of doom, and went looking.

Tried a couple FTP downloads, even some older ones, Vindictus was likely the most interesting of those, played 2 weeks, moved on. Considered the new version of EverQuest because it was 'EverCrack Online' that got me started on this kick in the *first* place...

Then I stumbled across an ad that I hadn't even been looking for, saying The Secret World had gone Buy-To-Play (pay for the game then play free forever with options to buy upgrades - sort of like Guild Wars model). And hey, I had already bought that one! So I gave it another whirl...

Well, it's been over a month, and I've happily thrown a little more money at TSW, got a few things I wanted, played through about 1/3 of the 'story' content (which isn't ALL the content btw) and been more impressed than I have been by any game in years.

It is one of the most lovingly produced, true-to-story, and well balanced games (with a few exceptions) that I have ever seen. It is also the ONLY game I have played in 20 years of online gaming that I literally rarely go two days without seeing a thread like this one:
http://forums.thesecretworld.com/showthread.php?t=73089 (http://forums.thesecretworld.com/showthread.php?t=73089)

Here is a video to give a 'feel' for the game:
http://vimeo.com/48081693 (http://vimeo.com/48081693)

That isn't a patched-together media splash video btw, that is all actual in-game content, some cutscene but mostly player PoV, and at a lower quality than the game itself. (The song is from outside game of course)

Is it finished and polished and all it's meant to be? Not yet. Keep in mind where City of Heroes was 1 year after release, and what it came to be after 5-6-7 years of loving development, and you can see TSW has serious potential. The grouping is a lot better now that more people are in and know what they want to/can do together. Roleplaying is evident and growing. Character creation/decoration options still well behind CoH but enough variety there to keep it interesting.

There is a chat channel for CoH refugees (use /chat join CoH-Refugees), not terribly active at the moment because of course the flow of CoH'ers has slowed over time. I hope some CoH people might give it another (or a first) look.

Won't say TSW has replaced CoH in my heart, or that I am not following developments in a 'respawn' for CoH and looking for ways to help that happen. And I sure as hell want MY heroes back!

But in the meantime, I'm pretty sure I've found a place to stretch my arms, crack my knuckles, and wonder "Now how shall I save the world TODAY?"

Regards,

Doctor Hugh



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Post by: DoctorHugh on August 08, 2013, 02:49:11 PM
Okay, so my previous post inspired me to do a couple searches, see what news had occurred in the CoH Afterworld since the last time I looked.

Ran across this, give it a watch if you haven't already (CoH/V Documentary):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGcFC197rfQ&feature=share (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGcFC197rfQ&feature=share)

I am unashamed to admit that at several points in this video, I literally had a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat, AND IT'S NOT EVEN A SENTIMENTAL VIDEO!

Damn, when did I become such a sap? I have high hopes for TSW, but man, that City...

Doctor Hugh
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Post by: Exxar on August 08, 2013, 04:07:54 PM
The closest game that came to feel like "home" for me is Path of Exile, an online-only action rpg and the true successor to Diablo 2 IMHO. You can't customize the look of your character, but it has the deepest and most complex power/stat customization I've seen since CoH. It's also one of the rare games I've tried in the meantime that support having many alts.

Other games I've tried include:
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Post by: Kyriani on August 08, 2013, 04:43:36 PM
I've gone back to retro gaming with games I know I like... the original Final Fantasy for the NES (thank goodness for emulators!), Neverwinter Nights 1 for the PC, and the Baldur's Gate series for PC.

Nothing on the horizon has me excited.

Elder Scrolls Online is basically a non-starter for me cause its following the trend of "action" rpg combat (like Tera) using similar combat and camera controls as the other Elder Scrolls games (which actually makes sense for ESO when you consider it's staying consistent with the single player ES games). I loved Skyrim but I can't play a real time MMO with that kind of combat system and enjoy it. Nothing infuriates me more than my camera moving with my mouse when I don't want it to. Call me old fashioned but I like my action bars and tab targeting and things hitting or missing based on calculations and not a targeting recticle. If I wanted to play a shooter game I'd grab a shotgun blow my brains out.

Archage looks like it might have some potential but I am just so jaded and cynical about anything and everything that I am not holding my breath on it and expect it to disappoint me like everything else has. When I find games I like the look of, the mechanics or unrestrained pvp turn me off (Aion is a great example of that). When I find games I like the mechanics off (or at least can tolerate) the aesthetics turn me off (Champions Online is a perfect example of this). I expect Archeage will end up as another grind type game with intrusive unwanted pvp elements and anything I like about its aesthetics or mechanics will end up being overshadowed by those things.

I've played WoW. I can't say too many bad things about it. Being jaded and cynical are probably big factors for me not playing currently. I just don't feel like there's a point in playing anymore. The treadmills have just become too obvious to me. I mean I know all these games tend to have their treadmills but they are supposed to be disguised and wow just seems like they arent bothering to hide it anymore. I dont like that every xpac invalidates whatever you did in the previous xpac. From vanilla to BC was awesome. All my success in vanilla carried over into BC and many pieces of gear carried me to the new level cap. I was even still using one item from vanilla in sunwell cause it was just that good (and I hadn't gotten anything better as a drop unfortunately). Wrath changed all that. My favored class/spec kept being changed... and still is it seems like every patch just making it not fun to play. I don't like having to relearn how to play every couple months. Unlike many people, I enjoyed Cataclysm. It had its flaws dont get me wrong but ultimately I did enjoy it. MoP isn't "bad" it just didn't engage me the way I hoped it would and everything became dailies and rep grinds. Every patch added more of both and I just didn't feel like it had a point. Why not save the money from a sub and just wait till the final patch of the xpac, grab the easy "catch up" gear that far exceeds anything from launch and go back and barrel through any content I felt like... only why would I want to? What's the point? I ask myself that every time I consider resubbing.

I've played Rift. I can't say too many bad things about this game either to be honest. I just think its again me being jaded and cynical. I wish customization at creation was better. I wish character aesthetics were better (the world looks fine to me). I wish it wasn't so "zone in a box" where almost every zone is ringed with mountains or invisible walls. But mechanics wise I like the soul system and the fact that it plays the way I like with targeting and action bars. Rift gives me some similar thoughts to WoW. "What's the point?" The answer is the point is to have fun and if I am not then I need to play something else. It may not be the game's fault. It could very likely just be me.

I tried FFXIV-ARR Beta. It's ok. But it just doesn't engage me. The fact that its designed with consoles in mind is a turn off. It shows in the game play and the controls and the world building. Little things like no water above the ankles and invisible walls galore leave me wanting.

Marvel Heroes is ok for some mindless hack/slash. Small doses of this game can be fun for me. But while I have played it and probably will again, it's not something I could ever be invested in. Its not MY character and it's not really an RPG with exploration and storytelling.

I could go on but all in all I think the problem with games is me these days. I want a certain "feeling" from the game and I am not getting it. It could very well be that I have "seen and done it all" and nothing is really "new" to me anymore. On the other hand I am not sure "new" or "different" is what I want. I think if Dragon Age 1 was turned into an MMO I could probably get invested in such a game (assuming the story telling, engaging characters remained and customization expanded). I just find it difficult to really say what I am looking for these days. But I do know it's not a combat oriented game like Tera or a full on pvp game. I like many of the features of sandbox games but I also like a little "on the rails" play as well. Basically I want a game that has a story I can be a part of but also lets me step off the tracks to explore and find my own stories.
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Post by: Virlouny on August 08, 2013, 06:32:22 PM
TSW: The Secret World. It's a nice mix of Okay., WFT?, OMG!, and That's cool. It also uses "real logic" rather than the "video game logic" that players are so used to these days.
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Post by: AlphaFerret on August 08, 2013, 07:17:06 PM
I just picked up a copy of TSW.  I don't have a lot of gaming time during the summer, so that will sit unopened until the fall.  In the meantime, I plan on messing around with the free levels of Warhammer Online.  It is pretty much a no stress hackfest.  Good times, but not Great times...
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Post by: DBadger on August 08, 2013, 07:34:16 PM
I found the story of TSW great but I couldn't play due to awful combat/animations
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Post by: Rust on August 12, 2013, 02:42:20 PM
Been giving Mount & Blade: Warband a roll since I picked up the whole collection off this year's Steam Summer Sale.

Once I figured out what the heck I was doing...the game is actually a lot of fun. Also very sadistic if you play on "Realistic", because one bad battle can send you spiraling back into nothingness and the game seems to delight in punishing you mercilessly as you try to recoup your losses.

Got really far with a Merchant-type character in Rhodoks but he ended up getting crushed hard when I sent him to work with the Nords. I also failed a lot of quests for the Nobility in Rhodoks, so he found himself penniless, companionless (Ever been captured by bandits so many times *all* your companions and Horse disappears?), and trapped in the middle of hostile territory.

I'm presently having success with my Khanate character. I built a solid core of Calvary, then went to Rhodoks to recruit some of their forces (Which are designed to be Anti-Calvary), and have proceeded to hunt down Steppe Bandits for fun and profit. Also discovering Steppe Bandit Loot tends to include Horses means I'm getting pretty dang rich off the bandit-cleaning trade. Got a 50 man Warband now comprised of 25 Khanate Calvary, 15 Rhodoks Spearmen and Crossbow users, and 10 Vaegirs who are ultimately cheerleaders...because the battle's essentially over by the time they get into the fray. I want to recruit some Swadia for Heavy Calvary, but my Weekly Budget is already closing in on 400 Denar, and now that the war between the Khanate and the Sultanate is over, I'm back to Bandit Chasing.

Granted, ransoming back the Sultanate Noble for almost 5000 Denar put a nice little bulge in the purse, but against Bandits there really is no need to get "bigger". I have to chase the buggers all over anyway.

Also not heavily relying on Companions this time around.
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Post by: Shinobu on August 18, 2013, 05:34:51 AM
I actually went back to Everquest (the original).  I played that game from 1999 to about 2003, then did other things for about a year before picking up CoH for the first time.  Anyway, EQ is nothing like CoH of course, but it was nostalgic to be able to go back to some of the places I'd been ten years or more prior.  When I left the game I had a level 56 shaman on the Test Server named Jalia McMarrin (when max level was 65), with skills in the 100 to 200 range on a number of tradeskills.  Since May I've gotten a new shaman on a new account named Jalia McMarrin to 65 on Fironia Vie (max level is now 100), with alchemy to 300 and tailoring and baking to 200+.  I did a bunch of selling at the market too... but I've gotten bored.  I've done absolutely everything solo, haven't grouped once, haven't made any new friends really, and I've pretty much gotten as much as I wanted out of the whole "neat, I remember being in this zone years ago!" thing.  I haven't logged in in a week now.

The game has improved a lot and is much easier to play, but not all zones have been updated and the old ones are incredibly ugly.  Although I hated having to travel by boat, I'm sad that you're not even allowed to do that anymore.  The world is much larger than it was... it's incredibly massive... but the population has dropped, so it's very easy to be the only person in a given zone.  It's still technically one of the most complex mmo games I've ever played, but combat is still incredibly straightforward and boring.  Just being in the game makes me nostalgic for what it used to be.  I can't imagine anyone will ever again design an MMO that has something like 16 different playable races and 18 starting cities/newbie zones... it wouldn't be practical.

These days everyone seems to powerlevel to 65 or 75 as quickly as possible (so that they can powerlevel the rest of the way, then stand around in the Plane of Knowledge, near as I can tell).  Rare gear that used to be coveted is worthless.  Meh, I hate gear-based mmo's anyway.

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Post by: DBadger on August 18, 2013, 09:28:00 AM
I re downloaded EQ2 then once i logged in and couldn't equip any gear (it was all legendary) or use any abilities (they were all master level) remembered why i hated Sonys F2P model for that game and uninstalled.
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Post by: candidate on August 18, 2013, 11:59:49 AM
Been playing the open beta of Firefall.

Really cool game, and they are NOT going to wipe chars at launch.
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Post by: Lothic on August 20, 2013, 02:45:24 PM
Archage looks like it might have some potential but I am just so jaded and cynical about anything and everything that I am not holding my breath on it and expect it to disappoint me like everything else has. When I find games I like the look of, the mechanics or unrestrained pvp turn me off (Aion is a great example of that). When I find games I like the mechanics off (or at least can tolerate) the aesthetics turn me off (Champions Online is a perfect example of this). I expect Archeage will end up as another grind type game with intrusive unwanted pvp elements and anything I like about its aesthetics or mechanics will end up being overshadowed by those things.

As a player whose been looking for something that could entertain me the way CoH used to I must admit that ArcheAge does look appealing.  It's obviously not a "superhero" game, but it seems to have many of the fundamental gameplay elements that existed in CoH while adding many other features that were always desired in CoH but never happened.

Among the features that are vast improvements over CoH: cutting-edge character creation/models, gliders, cars, mounts, player housing, detailed crafting, improved emotes/animations, expanded guild features (i.e. family units), working guild vs. guild PvP systems and so on.

It's true this is a Korean-based MMO (like CoH technically was) and Korean MMOs do tend to be more grind and "open PvP" oriented than western games.  But the main Korean developer (a guy named Jake Song) has said that he actually perfers the more western styles of MMO gameplay and is working with Trion games to port it over to the NA/EU market.  My hopes are that the NA/EU version of this game will be as western-leaning as possible as far as that goes.

Do I think ArcheAge will be a true logical/spiritual successor to CoH?  Not by a long shot.
But for now I'm fairly moderately optimistic it'll provide enough enjoyment to be worth trying.

I like many of the features of sandbox games but I also like a little "on the rails" play as well. Basically I want a game that has a story I can be a part of but also lets me step off the tracks to explore and find my own stories.

For what it's worth they are calling ArcheAge a "sandpark" game implying it has the best elements of both a full sandbox experience as well as a structured themepark story.  I'm not sure if they got the mixture completely balanced, but I figure the fact that they're trying to find a good balance between those two things is a positive sign.
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Post by: Hellgeist on August 21, 2013, 04:34:45 AM
Where do I start in describing the post-CoH gaming nausea? New games have this way of making me feel like a conveyor-belt lunch in some shady corporate casino. I mean, they want you to buy the game, shop the store, power level to end game, and then be on my way.

Anyways, this is the line-up of games I've tried playing, in no particular order:
(green = still playing, red = not playing anymore)

Neverwinter: to me, the look and feel was a bold-faced ripoff of Guildwars2 and Warhammer Online. It seemed like the character roles were purely devised from combat-builds, and had completely lost contact with their fantasy origins. I could not push myself to play it more than a couple of days.

Age of Conan: a co-worker suggested this, as he's been playing it since launch. I like the Conan world and stories, especially the writing style, but this is a brutal game designed for heavy pvp. It is a very well made pvp game, with some very nice visual candy. I will play it after work as cheap therapy once in a while, but its not really my cup of tea.

Rift: This is probably the first MMO I ever played in which I forgot what level I was, because I was too busy exploring and doing quests. The cooperative events and ease of finding a team reminds me a lot of CoH, and its nice to be able to get into a RP so easily. I'm still playing this game because its relaxing and I still have lots to explore.

SecondLife: I have had the most amazing roleplay experiences of my life on some of the Rp sims of SecondLife. These worlds have met some hard challenges (mostly economic in terms of time and money), and many of the communities have suffered various forms of political decay. Unfortunately, it seems like the best that was to be found of this kind of play was on the ebb around the same time CoH was closing, and it is not the refuge I thought it could have been.

Skyrim: I never played it until long after everyone else was done with it. I didn't finish it, I got about 1/4 through the main plotline and became distracted with the Creation Kit - I was so spoiled with the unlimited character customization of SecondLife, that I was just not happy with the default game. I stopped playing when playing became more like work than play.

Champions Online: I like playing CO, but without my friends, I feel like my supergroup from CoH is truly dead, and its just lonely. I wish I didnt' feel so sad about CoH but I think I stil have a broken heart.
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Post by: Sophronisba on August 21, 2013, 09:17:48 AM
Hellgeist, is there a CoX chat channel or guild in Rift?
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Post by: Hellgeist on August 21, 2013, 10:03:42 PM
I don't know, I am still too new there. I have heard people in zone chat talking about CoH who seemed to have played it before, but it would be nice to know if there is a network going on. The forums might be a place to check for that.

I made a guild of my own with the help of a 2nd account, and put my characters in it to avoid blind invites. If I knew of a CoX guild, I'd try to join it though.. I'm on the RP server, called Faeblight
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Post by: therain93 on August 25, 2013, 07:29:23 PM
I picked up the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection and have begun with Metal Gear, the MSX version.  Other than the old NES port, I've never played any of them and so I look forward to messing around with it, especially if Vita remote play works (to be tested).
 
I'm also downloading Dark Age of Camelot, which I have not played since.....2002.  Friends have expressed an interest in returning, so I may check it out.
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Post by: PunkusJR on August 25, 2013, 08:05:10 PM
I kinda jump between games. These past few days I've been playing a lot of soul sacrifice. For a while I played a game called s4 league with a group of friends, but they no longer have internet to play that, so I kinda stopped. Other than that it's older games, with a new game catching my attention every couple of months. A lot of fighting games as well, but I've always played them on the side xD
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Post by: therain93 on September 22, 2013, 02:39:55 PM
So, as of late, I've been playing a bit more of...lot's of things, initially driven by a Steam Trading card binge.  But, in particular, I've been bouncing between Mark of the Ninja (a fun stealthy platformer), Portal 2 (been on the backlog for a while), and re-playing X-Com: Enemy Unknown in Classic difficulty mode (while anticipating the expansion).
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Post by: Mandu on October 09, 2013, 02:00:19 AM
Still only playing Avengers Alliance but still enjoying it.  The pvp is fun since it's turn based and the opposing players characters are controlled by ai so there is none of the fast twitch factor that makes me suck at pvp in any other game.  The pvp is very much a pay to win game but careful picking of your team and items even the low powered ones can make a big difference.  I'm doing pretty well for never having spent a cent on the game.
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Post by: FourSpeed on October 09, 2013, 09:33:47 PM
For the past several months, I've taken to the European skies of the WWI era in Rise of Flight.
It's a very realistic flight simulator that offers several different types of period aircraft in single player
mode, campaign mode, and several multiplayer servers.  As an aviation enthusiast, I think this one
blows the doors off of FSX (or any other flightsim I've ever seen).  I'm quite comfy there.  ;)

(https://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp173/FourSpeed_K4/RoF/2013_5_3__8_57_15.png) (http://s409.photobucket.com/user/FourSpeed_K4/media/RoF/2013_5_3__8_57_15.png.html)

Occasionally, I also play Marvel Heroes - the friend who originally got me started in CoH plays it.

I've also spent some time with Diablo 3, STO, and SWTOR.

I took a quick look at MWO early on, but there wasn't even support for joysticks back then, which I thought
was exceedingly short-sighted of them (if not outright stupid), and I've not looked at it since. I've heard
it's gotten better since, but the sour taste still lingers, so I'm not in any rush to revisit it.


Regards,
4
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Post by: DBadger on November 16, 2013, 08:33:43 AM
Currently playing NHL 14, FIFA 14 and Marvel Heroes

For anyone that tried Marvel Heroes and gave up on it, it is a much better game now that at release. Lots more content, seriously fun now, and you can earn heroes through normal gameplay through collecting eternity splinters which drop randomly. Well worth looking into/revisiting (they also upped the starter hero choices to 9)

Was going to give Rift another look, but they merged the server I was on into a newly created server and gave precedence to names on the new server, so I lost character names that I'd had since early access. No warning given. Not impressed, and enough for me never to play the game again)
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Post by: Brightfires on November 18, 2013, 07:02:04 AM
I gave up on both Aion and Secret World for various reasons...
I burned out completely on Marvel before it even made it out of beta...
I play with my one little Champions character about once a month...

Mostly, I've settled into losing myself in a year-old PS3 title called Journey when I get the urge to play a game. It's pretty, its music is nice and to some extent it even lets me fly. My hooded traveler won't ever replace my City characters, but I'm happy to spend time with him while I'm waiting for something that can.
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Post by: JetFlash on November 19, 2013, 06:49:41 PM
Just finished a run-through of Dishonored, good game, wish I was better at being sneaky. :P

Started playing STO again, going through the Romulan story.

Also trying out a FTP Diablo2 clone called Path to Exile.  I am liking it so far.
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Post by: Eldershinjo on November 19, 2013, 08:35:27 PM
Guild Wars 2 is my main home these days. It's no CoX by any means, but I wasn't looking for a superhero game with GW2 either.
I have long wanted to get back into fantasy, and even after 6 ~ 7 odd years, I'm too jaded from my experience with the community of WoW to ever want to go back there.
That, and GW2 does something that few other games lets me do... I can actually watch the game and enjoy playing it, rather then just watch and play the UI. Not sure if that makes much sense, but it's really the best way I can put it.


Other games I play...

Champions Online - for when I want to feel super heroic and fly again...

Star Trek Online - Because I have always loved Star Trek and that game is remarkably well done, with constant work being done on improvements...

Neverwinter - When I just want some plain hack n slash, though admittedly I haven't played it for over a month now...


Game I have tried...

The Secret World - It was a good game, but for some reason, it just didn't capture me much...

Rift - Another good game, but again, it just failed to capture my interest for some reason...

Final Fantasy XIV-ARR - So much better then it's predecessor, I really have to give SquareEnix props for that. I might try this one again at some point...
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Post by: SentaiRed on November 19, 2013, 09:16:59 PM
I started playing Path of Exile again in the last couple of days. I have to say, I've noticed some additions since my time in open beta. Immediately, I noticed some new starting equipment drops, and enemy types in the second area of the game. If you're into Action RPGs similar to Diablo or Torchlight, this is a good F2P option. All the items in the store are cosmetic or silly(like dance emotes), so there is no buying power or anything.
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Post by: AlphaFerret on November 21, 2013, 04:16:01 PM
The lack of CoH has made me reinnstall Daikatana....

Without Paragon City it feels like I'm chasing the dragon...

We need Our City Back!
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Post by: Thunder Glove on November 25, 2013, 01:19:24 PM
I've mentioned Dofus a bunch of times before, but this is a new development.

They've gone into a full-blown superhero/supervillain kick (in an otherwise pure fantasy game).  A new series of missions are being given out by Captain Amakna (yes, he's wearing red, white, and blue, and, yes, he has a shield) sending you after enemies they're explicitly calling "supervillains", including the Dramak the Puppetmaster and the power-armor wearing oceanographer Merkator.  They've added four new Bounty Quests to capture supervillains who are obviously based on comics characters (most notably a parody of Poison Ivy named Poison Amy).  They've even retconned existing dungeon bosses Count Harebourg and his four lieutenants into being five of these supervillains.

On top of that, the next update early next month is introducing what are explicitly called "sidekicks" (and the first sidekicks to be made available are "copies" of a team of superheroes - and one supervillain! - called the Multimen).  I'm actually looking forward to this system, since finding a team is often difficult.  (It's a turn-based combat system on a grid, similar to Final Fantasy Tactics, so playing two characters is not difficult - you just get two sets of actions each combat turn instead of one)  Plus, most of my characters have already earned enough Achievement Points to be able to unlock two sidekicks the instant the goes live on December 10th.  (The other four you have to buy from the shop, though you can use the in-game currency to buy the shop currency if you don't want to spend real money - it's like buying Zen with Questionite in CO)

It's still a bit of a punch to the gut to have all this superheroic content right after CoH went down, though.
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Post by: Nos482 on December 04, 2013, 07:15:41 AM
PokéMMO 8)
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Post by: Kyriani on December 04, 2013, 02:47:55 PM
Currently enjoying Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition!
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Post by: Drauger9 on December 05, 2013, 08:14:31 AM
I've been in gaming limbo for the last year. I went from WOW, DCUO, Perfect World, SWTO, ect.. right now, I'm playing Marvel Heroes and bought Skyrim tonight for offline play.

I've heard a lot about Secret World so I might give it a shot if this comp can handle it. LOL!
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Post by: Banebritch on December 05, 2013, 09:17:19 AM
I've been playing STO the last few weeks. It's much better then the free trial I remember trying out when it first launched.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on December 09, 2013, 08:22:49 PM
Tomorrow morning (French time) is the update that will add the Sidekick system to Dofus, and I'm really excited about it, actually. Since I last posted in this thread, I've had a chance to try the system out on their Beta server, and I'm really, really looking forward to it now.  More than that, since I posted last, they've added a seventh Sidekick to the game, a Knight (rather than a superhero), and he's going to be free for subscribers, too, along with two of the Multimen (http://www.dofus.com/en/new-arrivals/multiman) Sidekicks.  The Knight is a general-purpose attacker, while the Multimen are specialists (a healer, a melee damage-dealer, a ranged damage-dealer, a supporter, a tank, and a battlefield manipulator) - the two free ones will be the tank and the battlefield manipulator (Trank and Krobax, their names are).

I am seriously as excited about this as I was about the Sorcery power pool in CoH (for similar reasons - an addition to existing characters, rather than something I'd have to make a whole new character to try out).

(It says a lot about the game's community, though, that they're all focused on minor nerfs to a few of the classes - including one class that got one single very minor nerf - and ignoring this new system entirely)

... I do want to try to make all their costumes in Icon.
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Post by: RockLeeXIII on December 18, 2013, 07:09:14 AM
NeverWinter Online  ...  Infestation :survival stories  ... Dungeon defenders ...
and
Icon :CoH/V

Just started Rusty Hearts ... seems to help a bit ... not a super hero mmo but good game
play and story ...
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Post by: therain93 on December 21, 2013, 05:00:31 PM
As of late, I've begun Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and  have been playing Age of Empires II online with friends.
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Post by: crashpositron on December 21, 2013, 07:05:23 PM
3 silver accts in Champions, Defense Grid, Age of Empires HD, have a few toons in RIFT but I haven't been there in a while (pretty place, not enough char customization :) )
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Post by: Floride on December 22, 2013, 09:00:23 AM
Retro gaming mostly. Can't bring myself to join another MMO.
Ran thru Quake 2 and some mission packs for it, played thru Deus Ex again (the original just has this... ambiance) and recently I've been playing XCOM Enemy Unknown.
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Post by: Drauger9 on January 22, 2014, 07:19:07 AM
*RISE!!! RISE!!!* :P

...got a good deal on a PS3, so I've been playing DCU like crazy. I tried it on PC but I couldn't get use to the controls. So when I got the PS3 it was the first thing I downloaded. I'm not sure if DCU is cross platform PC/PS3/PS4 but teaming hasn't been an issue with me since I started playing. I need to get a key board for it though, so I can talk to my team members. LOL!

Got a few games with it to, so when I'm not playing DCU, I'm playing Tales of Xillia. I have Boarderlands2, Arkham City and Diablo 3 for it. I'm saving those until after I get my first level 30 toon on DCU and complete Tales of Xillia.
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Post by: Exxar on January 22, 2014, 07:46:38 AM
PC and PS players are separated, but PS3 and PS4 players play together. And yeah, since they merged all the servers into one megaserver about a year or so after release, there are no teaming issues whatsoever. DCUO is a good example of a game with a bad start but which managed to rise from the ashes and become quite good. Unlike some other games. Yes, I'm looking at you, SWTOR.
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Post by: Eoraptor on January 24, 2014, 08:06:16 PM
Spent too many hours in CIV IV the past few days since I couldn't spend too many hours in Atlas Park.
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Post by: therain93 on January 25, 2014, 09:25:01 PM
Finished KotOR II about a week ago and started tinkering with SW:TOR, but I'm soloing mostly.  The graphics and voice acting are pretty amazing -- force leap is also quite fun and retains the feel of KotOR 2.  I'm F2P and happy with that for now -- nothing compelling to buy and am happy to spread across servers.  I have a Jedi Sentinel and started a bounty hunter.
Also installed Jade Empire and the original Tomb Raider.  Didn't fire up the former yet, but I was playing the latter this afternoon and am impressed with it for the age-- the graphics may turn off some, but it is till very entertaining and retains its kinetic feel even through dosbox, although it took a bit of time to work out a control scheme.
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Post by: Floride on January 26, 2014, 04:18:17 AM
Okay, I'm not actually playing any games at the moment, but thought this was appropriate. I've been streaming the show "Leverage" from netflix and finally I understand what inspired the Casino Heist in the Summer Event. I soooo wanna run that again now. Sooooooo bad.
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Post by: Aggelakis on January 26, 2014, 06:17:51 AM
I am minorly obsessed with Warframe. It's a free-to-play third-person-shooter combination single-player/multi-player (either PUG-finder or by invite) sorta-mech game. Shoot the boom booms, slicey mcslicerton (or you can throw knives/shuriken!), cool special attacks per "character" (you are technically one character with many "warframes" (organic mechs) that you 'load' into...sort of). Almost everything can be gotten through grinding in-game, but some of the good stuff is pretty cheap for real money. I dropped $50 (nothing to put money into...haven't been subbing to/buying games at all recently) and got an attack pet, warframe, pistol, and melee weapon and I have a ton of points left over.

You shootie mcshooterson some dudes, some mechanical critters, some alien things...I have no sound on my computer so I have no idea about the lore except what small amount of dialog is announced on the screen. I am not so obsessed with it that I've looked for a wiki, so I haven't read up on it.

The only thing I don't like is limited ammunition, so on really long missions you can - and will (I literally just did) - run out of bullets. It really, really sucks. Additionally, soloing is somewhat hard, but it's a good change of pace from the facerolling most games are going for lately.

If anyone's playing, add me to your flist! I am, as always, Aggelakis!
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Post by: FatherXmas on January 27, 2014, 03:40:17 AM
Besides GW2 (ducking thrown produce) I'm also playing Civ V and Candy Crush Saga on my Nexus 7.
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Post by: JWBullfrog on January 27, 2014, 04:26:46 AM
Wait...

you can get Civ V on a Nexus??

or am I misreading that?
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Post by: Zerias on January 27, 2014, 05:43:26 AM
Wait...

you can get Civ V on a Nexus??

or am I misreading that?

http://www.gameloft.com/mobile-games/civilization-v-game/

You... can... but it's a Gameloft game.
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Post by: FatherXmas on January 28, 2014, 04:01:03 AM
Wait...

you can get Civ V on a Nexus??

or am I misreading that?

Nope, sorry, Civ 5 on the PC along with GW2 but also playing CCS on the Nexus, along with Ticket to Ride.
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Post by: Kyriani on January 28, 2014, 05:05:07 AM
I've been playing a great deal of Hearthstone lately... such an addictive game >_>
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Post by: OzonePrime on January 28, 2014, 02:08:08 PM
I've been playing a great deal of Hearthstone lately... such an addictive game >_>
Me, too! Yes, it is quite addicting! Great if you're short on time!
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Post by: Cinnder on January 28, 2014, 07:01:33 PM
Assassin's Creed Revelations (CoX made me fall way behind on this series, and only catching up now)
Tomb Raider reboot
XCOM Enemy Within
Civ V
Rome Total War II

But quite frequently -- especially when I've had a hard day -- I really ache for the simplicity and the rush of an MMO like CoX.  Tried a bunch of MMOs out there, but they just make me sad due to the many ways they can't compare to CoX, so I'm waiting for SCORE and City of Titans.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on January 29, 2014, 10:15:31 PM
So, after adding superheroes as "Sidekicks" in their last major update, what is Dofus going to add in the next one?

Another Sidekick: a glowing orb with various disabling effects.

That's right, they added Singy (http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Singularity) to the game!

They're taunting me!

(I MUST GET IT)
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Post by: Feycat on February 01, 2014, 04:45:07 PM
In addition to GW2 (*discreetly fistbumps Father*) I've recently gotten obsessed with L4D2. Just so much fun to pile my online friends into a campaign and shoot zombies! (and, let's be honest - them. Our friendly fire stats are always pretty bad >.>) Civ V's also high on my radar right now, and the Walking Dead game... basically, I live on Steam these days.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on February 02, 2014, 02:51:03 AM
Lately I've been playing quite a bit of Team Fortress 2 with some Counter-Strike Global Offensive interspersed.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on February 03, 2014, 07:15:05 AM
I just finished playing Assassins creed 4 and the its DLC that I got with the season pass.  Assassins Creed 4 was a lot of fun, my favorite one besides Assassins Creed 2.  I have been playing a little bit of Path of Exile but not too much.  And I have started playing Dishonored again for the DLC.  Even though Dishonored is super bugged and freezes all the damn time on my 360
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Post by: Jachim on February 04, 2014, 12:08:16 PM
I got into the Everquest Next Landmark alpha.

It's looking promising but has a loooong way to go.
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Post by: alphajaybo on February 05, 2014, 05:08:25 PM
At the moment I've been playing quite alot of Dark Age Of Camelot! for a old game it still packs a punch :P RvR and the battle grounds are fun, Also been playing some wow classic/Wrath private servers since im currently short on money. The two non MMO games that i am addicted to are Sid Meiers civ5 and Total War Shogun2, with a bit of Starwars Kotor 1 and 2 on the side! :D
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Post by: Eoraptor on February 07, 2014, 05:06:08 PM
Played some Kingdom of Loathing recently
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Post by: Aggelakis on February 07, 2014, 05:44:10 PM
Played some Kingdom of Loathing recently
I met my husband in KoL  :-* :)
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Post by: Corlagon on February 08, 2014, 12:27:59 AM
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Paper Mario.
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Post by: Technerdoc on February 09, 2014, 09:06:41 AM
I give up on finding an other MMO. I try Rift, play a character there to the max level, just to be "done" there and not because it was fun. I try DC Universe Online again like every year, see that it is still the same boring game and deinstalled it again. I try Star Trek Online, fun but nothing else then a nice single player with an multiplayer option and now... I'm done for now. I wait for the other superhero mmos and play games on the PC or on my Wii-U.
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Post by: therain93 on February 17, 2014, 04:43:19 PM
I can safely say that SW:TOR is reeling me in -- I haven't subscribed yet, but picked up some cartel coins for preferred status.  Clearly I've been scarred by the closure of CoH though as I now use FRAPs to record ridiculous amounts of video, which means lots of virtualdub too ( ' ;
 
Also, was in the The Elder Scrolls Online Beta and wound up pre-ordering an Imperial Edition on greenmangaming for $64.  Be careful if you order from them as their ecommerce system is kinda terrible (check your credit statements to verify proper sales!)
 
In between it all is some Civ5 with friends.
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Post by: Jonfan on February 17, 2014, 05:53:30 PM
I tried out several games after Nov. 30th 2012 including CO, DCU, and Rift but the only game that had enough depth for me is SWTOR. It's pretty good. The various worlds are large and distinct; the crafting system is good, as is combat, but no game I have tried has truly felt like home.

Regardless of the lore in a game, all missions in these MMOs come down to 3 basic things:

1) Go Here, 
2) Kill These Mobs, 
3) Click These Glowies

Although the same could be said of CoX, it never felt like that at all. These other games make it all too apparent.

Oh yes, a bit of MOO 2 here and there as well. Not an MMO, but still a great game.
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Post by: Dollhouse on February 20, 2014, 10:06:09 PM
Update for me:

Back into TSW after taking a three month break...and I'm reminded of why it had actually displaced CoH as my "main" prior to the shutdown. As insanely immersive and atmospheric as ever, and the new content, while not massive in amount, is as well done as prior stuff. Same meh combat system and slightly clunky character movement/fluidity. Yet another currency and layer of character building complexity (Augments). TSW actually has more currencies than late-stage CoH. That's not a compliment...  But still the best MMO I've ever played, although not as much a "part of my life" as CoH was. That's probably something that can't be repeated.

Dropped SWTOR, probably for good. The game has a lot of strong points, but it never really "clicked" for me, and I usually played it mostly because some close gaming friends do. My biggest issue remains the very tight "channelization" of character development, etc. Your character almost exclusively follows their story, and for a roleplayer who delights in creating his own, this is a huge issue. Bog-standard tab-to-target MMO combat system. There's some very good content writing. Not nearly as good as TSW, but no MMO is.  As good as CoH, though, and that's a high compliment.

Still playing Defiance, still really enjoying it, despite some serious limitations. New content only trickles in, bugs and glitches still abound, and the game is clearly Trion's unloved bastard stepchild. But the combat system is superb, and character movement and fluidity are miles beyond any MMORPG (Defiance is an MMOTPS) besides CoH. The new "improved" chat system is still complete crap, so I can't actually recommend the game to roleplayers like me; I tolerate its RP-unfriendliness because so many other aspects of the game are brilliant. So much potential, so little of it realized...but it's a genuine MMO shooter. That works for me.

On the horizon? Hmmm...nothing in the near term, really. I'd be all over Wildstar as a nearly unique exception to the rule that humor in MMOs is terribad, but no way I'm ever playing that game. Because NCSoft...

Long term? Star Citizen. Duh.
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Post by: crayehal on February 24, 2014, 05:47:18 AM
I can safely say that SW:TOR is reeling me in -- I haven't subscribed yet, but picked up some cartel coins for preferred status. 
Prolly too late to mention it, but sometimes, can get $5 SWTOR game box on ebay.  With the code, it gives 30 day sub, then preferred status after 30 days.
If you are on Harbinger or Shadowlands, I'll be glad to show you how to get unlocks with credits.  My villain group has a guild on Shadowlands and is pretty active.
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Post by: therain93 on February 25, 2014, 01:42:48 PM
Prolly too late to mention it, but sometimes, can get $5 SWTOR game box on ebay.  With the code, it gives 30 day sub, then preferred status after 30 days.
If you are on Harbinger or Shadowlands, I'll be glad to show you how to get unlocks with credits.  My villain group has a guild on Shadowlands and is pretty active.

Yeah, I've seen them for ~10 at various places, but just opted into a 2 month purchase.  I'm actually on... Jung Ma... at the moment, which is an RP-PVP server.  I can firmly declare that I've pvp'd more in the last week of swtor than I have in the 8 years of CoH I played ---and I'm going back for more.
 
As noted, swtor is pretty much a traditional mmo with a SW skin, but it is a very well done one.
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Post by: Spatch1971 on February 27, 2014, 12:29:44 AM
Well, I've stayed away from MMOGs since the sunset of CoH.  Until now. 

A year and a quarter after CoH's sunset, I'm now moving on in the MMOG world.  I'm diving head first into the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online title set for release 4.4.14.  Pre-purchased the collector's edition a few weeks back.  Played in a couple betas so far, and another coming this weekend and it's a lovely game if you're into the fantasy genre.  And, I've enjoyed the single-player Elder Scroll experience.  I haven't decided my first build yet, but she'll be an homage to my main in CoH, Cinnamon Red, 50++ Peacebringer on Champion server.  All that said, I'll still miss CoH and will always be there with my /e holdtorch.  I spent over eight uninterrupted years in the CoH world, and it will always be a cherished memory.
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Post by: Codewalker on February 27, 2014, 01:24:44 AM
Mostly Kerbal Space Program (+Interstellar +FAR +DeadlyReentry +InfernalRobotics +RemoteTech2 +KAS... and a whole bunch of other mods too). Mostly did sandbox before, but now that Interstellar is in the mix I'm trying a career mode save with 0.23.

Other than that, some FTL from time to time. Still need to unlock the Stealth and Slug ships. And maybe Crystal, but that sounds like a massive pain. The Torus is still my favorite.

Not playing any MMOs at the moment; they just take up too much time. Let my wow sub expire since I wasn't playing it hardly ever (and the last expansion sucked anyway).
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Post by: saipaman on February 27, 2014, 02:34:15 AM
I'm still playing the Secret World.
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Post by: Kaos Arcanna on February 27, 2014, 02:40:31 AM
I'm not playing as much CO as I did in the past, but I still play there from time to time.

I've also played some Minecraft. (Love Creative Mode).

And lately, I've been playing a lot of Neverwinter. It's a pretty fun game IMO.
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Post by: Yoru-hime on February 27, 2014, 02:22:41 PM
I've recently picked up FF14 during a Steam Sale. Playing heavily while trying to decide whether I want to subscribe once my month is up. So far I'm enjoying gathering and crafting as much as fighting.

Prior to that, I ran through Rune Factory 4. Nice farming sim game with a few serious flaws. Enjoyed it at first, was glad to be done with it by the end.
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Post by: Takinalis on February 27, 2014, 04:08:00 PM
I've rallied up a bunch of old friends I used to play dice games with. Currently we are playing a tabletop game in Evansville IN. The campaign is City of Heroes. The system is Savage Worlds. The miniatures....maps.... normal tabletop resources...are steadily being replaced with the City of Heroes game client!
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Post by: Cinnder on March 05, 2014, 12:45:19 AM
Just started Skyrim after picking it up in a recent Steam sale for just 3 quid, and I'm surprised to find it's filling some of the void in the way no MMO has been able to do since CoX was murdered.  Reasonably customisable character, interesting world to explore, main and side missions...  Concentrating on heavy armour and 2-handed weapons.  Wondering what it will be like to replay it with a mage or a thief focus instead...
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Post by: Eoraptor on March 05, 2014, 06:10:53 PM
tried to play in the EQO beta... ent to install it "Please free up 30gb o additional space."

thirty gigs? I have a 64 gig SSD; the only way I could free thirty gigs is to uninstall windows 7 and go all the way back to a stripped down XP build or linux. Uggh!!!!!! and I see more MMOs are going towards this bloated ideal.

angry old man impulses rising.. I want my pancaking City back!
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Post by: Allotrion on March 05, 2014, 08:35:59 PM
I went back to The Secret World after a long break and am now deeply engrossed and entrenched in it.  I think the steep learning curve was a bit intimidating when I first tried it.  And although I'm no expert at it yet (I just unlocked NM Dungeons), I feel like I have a good grasp of the mechanics and know what I need to shoot for in order to make my character better. 

Dollhouse and saipaman, although I joined the #coh-refugees chat channel, I rarely see any chat going on.  I'm still looking for ex-CoH'ers to play with so if you see me online, shoot me a tell/whisper.  My nickname over there is... **drumroll**... AshaManCoH.  You can find me on Chronicle under the same name. 

I hope to finally team with some CoH'ers over there.

- Asha'Man

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Post by: LaughingAlex on March 06, 2014, 06:50:07 AM
Played marathon 2 today and even a bit yesterday, though it's not an mmorpg, I have fun with the classic I used to play since I was a kid when it first came out.  It's fun because you don't spend all day waiting for a healer to join your team so you can do something that you don't really enjoy but feel compelled to due to the reward, that never comes due to bad luck.  There isn't much luck in shooters involved, which is what I enjoy about them.

I also been playing skyrim a bunch on my free time or diablo 3(yes, a blizzard game, but hey, I don't wait around for a healer in that game for thirty minutes, try to get one last run of a repetitive mission in, see a team wipe in 10 seconds cause the healer lagged, try it one last time, healer disconnects, team wipes and then everyone abandons the approach, effectively wasting 45 minutes of my day).
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Post by: Eoraptor on March 07, 2014, 12:11:55 AM
Started up an STO account... so far I am not hating it. definitely a damned sight more enjoyable than CO was in my eyes.
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Post by: therain93 on March 29, 2014, 11:14:13 PM
So, I'm pretty addicted to SWtor right now, which is problematic as TESO headstart is tomorrow annnnd I happened to receive for my birthday a copy of The Last Of Us (which I have started) - gah!  the games, the games! ( ' :
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on March 30, 2014, 08:28:29 AM
im drifting between sto and co, but mostly im really not playing much, due to college :)
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Post by: Thunder Glove on March 30, 2014, 01:42:43 PM
Just got a pair of 2DS's for myself and my wife, so we've both been playing Pokemon (I got Y, she got X).
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Post by: Styrj on March 31, 2014, 11:25:10 AM
I've been playing Civ 5 G&K/BNW.  BTW, someone created (don't remember the mod author's name, but hats off to him/her) a CoHV mod that adds Paragon City, The Rogue Isles, and Praetoria as playable Civilizations.  How cool is that! ;)
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Post by: thunderforce on April 01, 2014, 02:21:13 PM
STO.

It's not too bad (in particular, if Champions Online had been done as well, I'll bet half of us would be playing it). Ground combat's a bit blah, but on the other hand there are two kinds of combat and space combat's quite jolly. Enemies are a bit undifferentiated in the early levels, but then again so were the Hellions and the Skulls.
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Post by: Minotaur on April 03, 2014, 02:23:08 PM
I went back to diablo 3 when they released the expansion, and I have to say, the game now is what I thought I was going to get at launch. It works much better and is a lot more fun than the RM auction house driven pile of manure they delivered originally.
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on April 03, 2014, 05:46:45 PM
STO.

It's not too bad (in particular, if Champions Online had been done as well, I'll bet half of us would be playing it). Ground combat's a bit blah, but on the other hand there are two kinds of combat and space combat's quite jolly. Enemies are a bit undifferentiated in the early levels, but then again so were the Hellions and the Skulls.
This is true, but cryptic/pwe/Atari dropped champions online dev, as soon as they saw sto needed help. but they never went back to fix Champions and still refuse to do anything with this game. No foundry, no meaningful content that's not temp missions, lock boxes, and temp events. That is why Im not playing that much or not at all.
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Post by: OzonePrime on April 03, 2014, 06:24:42 PM
I went back to diablo 3 when they released the expansion, and I have to say, the game now is what I thought I was going to get at launch. It works much better and is a lot more fun than the RM auction house driven pile of manure they delivered originally.

Hardcore is a blast!  I agree, the expansion made this game worth playing.  :)
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Post by: Hero of Steel on April 05, 2014, 06:02:05 AM
I was splitting my time between The Secret World and Diablo 3, but now I’m mostly playing Marvel Heroes.



If you’re interested in playing Marvel Heroes they currently have a S.H.I.E.L.D. weekend event going.

https://marvelheroes.com/news/news-articles/shield-holo-sim-event (https://marvelheroes.com/news/news-articles/shield-holo-sim-event)



And they released some free codes for in-game boosts (and the MHMGIFT code gets you a free random hero).


Free Codes (case sensitive):

INSTITUTE

RECRUIT

MHMGIFT


To redeem:

Go to www.marvelheroes.com (http://www.marvelheroes.com) & login (top right)

Click Profile (top right)

Click Redeem Key (middle right)


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Post by: Brigadine on April 05, 2014, 05:14:20 PM
SWTOR, Eve online, LOTRO, STAR TREK ONLINE, Warframe, World of Tanks, Battlefield(Battlecrap 4), Warthunder.
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Post by: Fleur_uk on April 05, 2014, 05:36:59 PM
SWTOR and Shroud of Avatar when they have the prealpha servers available.   But.....if I'm honest, I'm bored... :(  My jedi sage is 55.  Nothing out there like CoH :(   /pout
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Post by: therain93 on May 05, 2014, 11:29:47 AM
As of late, playing lot's of Elder Scrolls Online and messing with the GTN in SWTOR ( ' :
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Post by: crayehal on May 11, 2014, 06:54:19 AM
As of late, ... messing with the GTN in SWTOR ( ' :
Which SWTOR server are you on?  I'm on Harbinger and shadowlands, Imperial side, since I'm the villainous type.
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Post by: Nyx Nought Nothing on May 11, 2014, 05:39:41 PM
On the MMO end i have characters in FF XIV, SWTOR, and The Secret World, but i can't say i'm playing any game regularly at this point; i sort of hop into one of them for a few hours every couple of days. If i joined an active guild i'd play more regularly, but currently most of my characters are guildless or in guilds with few active members.

i've played a few hours of DDO and while the stories and voicing are hilariously cheesy it hasn't really grabbed my attention yet.
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Post by: Sugoi on May 13, 2014, 07:51:00 PM
   I've been trying to persevere thru several games but nothing I've found even remotely compares to CoH.
 
   I've soloed a half dozen characters of various ATs thru Neverwinter, but it becomes so repetitive. 

   I gave Champions Online another try with several different character types, but I get tired of playing the game since I don't bother paying to open the damn lockboxes, and teaming is pretty much non-existent.

   I've tried Star Trek Online, but have no real intention of studying for the equivalent of an Engineering Degree in order to maximize my ship's options.  (But to be honest, my 35 year-old son loves the game.)

   On a high note, Perfect Word International has come nice character customization options, and the Ranger and Cleric classes are played by Flying Elves (which makes a big difference in getting around quickly and avoiding large groups of hostiles.)  The background is based around a Far Eastern Mythology, which makes it something quite different from your average Tolkeinesque rip-off.

   Strategy-wise, my games of choice are Civilization (IV because I was too busy to give it much attention while I was playing CoH, and V because it's quite different from the others in the franchise, and the CoH-based mod is fun to play with.) 

         I've also enjoyed some of the sci-fi style 4X strategy games such as Sins of A Solar Empire - Rebellion, AI War, and The Sword of the Stars series of games.

   Flight sim wise (and I've been dealing Death from Above since the mid-80s) I've been studying some of Eagle Dynamics combat sims, such as Lock-On Modern Air Combat, and their interlocked DCS World simulator.  These can all be played at any level of complexity you prefer, from an arcade version thru a quasi-military training level with lots of bells, whistles and tons of functional buttons to push.

   I still activate Icon occasionally, to make new costumes / uniforms as well as to visit the old haunts and hideouts, especially after having spent most of Saturday night checking out the CoH videos on YouTube when a real-life friend and CoH partner came over, and we both reminisced about locations as they popped up on the TV (I was using my Roku box new YouTube function to check them out), we had a friendly griping session about how much we'd both love to get back to Paragon City if the opportunity ever presented itself. 

   I have to give Samuraiko 4 Stars for the great job she's done in showing off some of her team's experiences in the game, as well as expressing her emotions concerning it's loss via her excellent video work. Great work, Michelle!
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Post by: therain93 on May 14, 2014, 11:51:05 PM
Which SWTOR server are you on?  I'm on Harbinger and shadowlands, Imperial side, since I'm the villainous type.

I'm on Jung-ma, rp pvp server -- my legacy spreads across both sides of the war.
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Post by: LaughingAlex on May 15, 2014, 06:45:10 AM
Been playing skyrim with skyrim redone myself.  It's especially challenging, though it's not to hard.  If anything, it's more like master/legendary difficulty done right rather than what was actually done, in that enemies are not made automatically more durable AND doing more damage but instead, everyones damage is higher but they are also smarter.  They bash more, dodge alot more and whatnot.  I found hearthfire home rushing to be especially worthwhile more-so than normal skyrim since enemies are more dangerous, every advantage is important including the massive potion supply a hearthfire home can provide.

Found the race changes also changes the game significantly.  High elves gain "disk one nukes" in the form of channel magicka, which, combined with destruction magic now benefiting from sneak attacks from a distance, allows for very easy assassination of even higher level enemies, which is VERY important in skyre.  But even without it's doable with a mage.  Archery and stealth is also much improved in terms of pacing since you can one-shot most enemies.  But I wouldn't recommend melee early on.  It's better to develop good ranged skills and decent armor and transition into melee over time rather than going pure melee right off the bat.  Otherwise enemies curb stomp you very easy.  Skyrim redone makes you play with your head or REALLY lose it.

Just make sure you have a mod to increase the number of available perks like the uncapper or a dragon souls to perks mod.  Otherwise you won't have enough as even an especially specialized character will need about twice as many perks to be as effective as a non skyre character.
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Post by: PsychicKitty on May 20, 2014, 09:51:38 AM
I play skyrim like others with mods...and play some of the fallout games with mods still.

I was playing elder scrolls online but stopped....the teleport cheating and bots and a plethora of problems...with no live GMs and system where you can only ever have 5 skills to use out of 1000s was just a little too lame for me.

I still jump back and do Star Trek Online and Jade Dynasty, and Champions, and DC Universe Online and Forsaken world and Dragon's Prophet, and Hellgate London and some games on Origin.

So far the two games that are keeping me going are Marvel Heroes Online and RIFT.

Marvel Heroes is a lot like what diablo should have been....its has some of the old COH developers and Moderators working on it as well. 
Though you don't have the same flying or movement freedom it does have many city of heroes like features and are getting more all the time.

The other game RIFT is a fantasy game, again has developers and moderators who where from the COH game.
I tried this one and fell in love with it due to the fact it had many features again like city of heroes.
It uses a patron system for the sidekick/exemplar system.  Has dimensions all players can have...instead of a super base and you can make you own arenas for pvp if you want.  You have tons of costumes....you can even go invisible and stay that way as long as you like.
Again it seams to be getting many feature coh had as time goes on.

Both of these games are free to play.....in my opinion I would try them both and play both....is it truly wrong to play more then one game at a time?

Oh and for RIFT if you want some bonus stuff: RIFT Ascension Link (https://rift.trionworlds.com/account/reg/account-registration-short-flow.action?voucherCode=Y3JCKKPXTYR6XD6RF6PQ&request_locale=en&experience=aaf&utm_source=manual&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ascend_invite)
If you already have an account use the code: Y3JCKKPXTYR6XD6RF6PQ

For Marvel Heroes they have lots of stuff going on....but also you can use codes on your account like: MIDTOWN and WAKANDAN and INSTITUTE and start with some bonus' and buffs.

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Post by: Tahliah on May 25, 2014, 11:51:04 AM
Well, I was playing The Secret World (and before that SWTOR, and before that I tried a bunch of others that I didn't like for a variety of reasons), but I seem to have gotten to that part of the game that is all dungeons and lairs and grinding the same crap over and over.  I haven't logged on to it to play (except for the new scenarios a few times) in about six months.  Doubt I will again until a new issue with new story arcs comes out.

I got the emails about Marvel's Heroes, and I guess I can try that one again.  I didn't like it that much in beta, but maybe it's better now. 

Sigh.

I just wish . . . well, the same thing we all wish.
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Post by: Exxar on May 25, 2014, 02:26:05 PM
In GW2 currently, but it seems I'm getting bored of it once again since once I hit 80 with a character I slowly start losing interest since the dungeons all get down to running the three same ones over and over and it's not like I can't get the same gear from the trading post. And kinda not in the mood for leveling three characters to 80 in a row.

Don't much feel like SWTOR either, which is the game I've played most after CoH. Considering giving RIFT another go.
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Post by: Eoraptor on May 25, 2014, 03:25:47 PM
been engaging some alti-itis in Star Trek Online this weekend. I wish that there were mre options for things like ship types (rather than just the three you're allowed at each rank) I also wish there was as thriving a social community to it as there was city,

and like Tailiah.. I just wish We had our game back.
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Post by: Seldron on May 25, 2014, 10:05:49 PM
I tried Champions Online for about a month before I couldn't take it anymore :( I just started TSW yesterday and so far so good.....
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Post by: Tubbius on May 26, 2014, 01:49:40 AM
Mostly Marvel Heroes.  Love the game.  However, with this last patch really breaking the game in terms of the game's crashing in five minutes or less. . . . Eh.  Hoping they fix that fast so I can continue playing while I await the possible return of City of Heroes.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on May 26, 2014, 03:42:51 AM
Finished playing through the first Witcher game a few days ago and started playing the Witcher 2. Really enjoyed the first and am having a blast with the second (though the combat systems between the two are wildly different, so it's been taking some getting used to).

Also, lately Fistful of Frags has been my multiplayer game (well, technically free stand-alone mod) of choice; it's a rather addictive wild west FPS with gunplay that just feels right for the setting.
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Post by: Solitaire on May 26, 2014, 08:29:23 AM
Have tried a few games but nothing sticks more than a week, so at present just messing around with Mids & Icon
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Post by: Fleur_uk on May 27, 2014, 11:54:41 AM
Lost interest in swtor and have been playing Lotro on Silverlode...missing CoH and I too am patiently or maybe impatiently awaiting the return of our CoH, **fingers crossed**
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Post by: DBadger on August 16, 2014, 04:45:14 PM
Recently been playing Diablo 3, hated it at launch, really seems to have improved.

Waiting patiently for COH.
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Post by: Shifter on August 16, 2014, 05:09:58 PM
Skyrm, xcom, and a ton of little phone/table games held my interest for a while. Heard good things about guild wars 2, but I refuse to do business with NC til coh returns.
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Post by: Corlagon on August 16, 2014, 07:38:40 PM
DK: Jungle Climber. Decent so far, but still as tough as its predecessor (King of Swing), and it looks like you can no longer play the multiplayer modes against AI opponents. :-(

Also On the Ball 3, continuing my old game after a six-year break.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on August 17, 2014, 11:20:27 AM
I'm in Chapter 7 of Bravely Default.  I really like the job and battle systems, and I like how it's taking the earliest Final Fantasy stories and adding a dark twist to them, but the game starts to run out of ideas in Chapter 5 (when you start having to refight old bosses again as part of the storyline).  At least Chapter 7 starts to mix up the optional boss fights.
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Post by: Nos482 on September 19, 2014, 05:10:59 AM
I'm back to WoW... that is, until the CoT costume designer gets released.
I've got a hunter on lvl 49 and a monk on lvl 90... why the hell did I waste my free level up on a class I never played before?! >:(
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Post by: Drauger9 on September 19, 2014, 07:50:45 AM
I'm back with Diablo 3, the new expansion made it so so much better. Currently leveling a Wizard and loving it. :)

I just run threw dropping Blizzard as I go and the mobs melt. :P

The only thing to level after that is a hunter, then it's all about the farming goodness. :)

Crossing my fingers that one day they'll give us a necromancer.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on September 19, 2014, 08:58:58 AM
Final Fantasy III on DS.  ... it's a very slow and annoying game.  So far I've spent more time grinding than I have advancing the story.

Edit: Went back to Fire Emblem: Awakening, which I was enjoying much more than FF3.  (My big problem with FE:A, like most games, is that I keep wanting to make characters from it in CoH...)
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Post by: Eoraptor on September 29, 2014, 06:16:29 AM
mass effect. which I've never played before.
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Post by: Teikiatsu on September 29, 2014, 01:42:32 PM
Dabbing in Secret World, Mass Effect (also never played) and Dragon Age Origins (completed once.)

Also some Civ 5, and Banner Saga off of Steam.
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Post by: Eoraptor on September 29, 2014, 04:59:37 PM
See, I've tried to get into Civ 5... I never could. The fact that you can't stack units on a tile bugs me for one thing... and there's just something about the interface and the whole areas of specialization that I don't like. I'm much happier in Civ IV with it's fairly intuitive tech tree and fat stacks of armies, which I can spend hours and hours and OMG when was the last time I ate playing.
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Post by: AlphaFerret on September 30, 2014, 01:11:56 AM
Has anyone tried the Warhammer private server?  The game closed shortly after CoH, but supposedly they received the go ahead to run private servers as long as there was no $ involved.  I was thinking about downloading it, but I tend to avoid torrents.  Just wondering if anyone here has given it a go?  It was my second favorite MMO...
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Post by: Teikiatsu on September 30, 2014, 05:37:07 PM
See, I've tried to get into Civ 5... I never could. The fact that you can't stack units on a tile bugs me for one thing... and there's just something about the interface and the whole areas of specialization that I don't like. I'm much happier in Civ IV with it's fairly intuitive tech tree and fat stacks of armies, which I can spend hours and hours and OMG when was the last time I ate playing.

I run with a ton of mods, including stacked units.
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Post by: thunderforce on October 01, 2014, 01:43:25 PM
See, I've tried to get into Civ 5... I never could. The fact that you can't stack units on a tile bugs me for one thing... and there's just something about the interface and the whole areas of specialization that I don't like. I'm much happier in Civ IV with it's fairly intuitive tech tree and fat stacks of armies, which I can spend hours and hours and OMG when was the last time I ate playing.

Also, Civ IV with the BUG mod ("unaltered gameplay", just all the information you could find out anyway made conveniently accessible) is an absolute pleasure to play, with a great deal of fiddly interaction removed.

Mind you, these last few days I've been killing Kerbals. :-)
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Post by: Thunder Glove on October 02, 2014, 07:41:47 AM
Just finished Paper Mario: Sticker Star (which I quite enjoyed, despite its reputation).  Not sure what I'm going to play next.  My wife and I were going to buy Smash Bros for 3DS on its release date, but we learned I'd have to buy two copies to play each other, which turned us off on that.

Still, I have a backlog here, so maybe Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks next.

Edit: I've never dropped a Zelda game so quickly in my life.  I like Zelda for the world-exploring, the dungeon-crawling, and the boss-fighting, but after playing it for a half-hour or so I got none of that, just irritating mini-games, a horrible control scheme, way too many cutscenes, and a stealth mission that, after failing it several times because the screen is too zoomed in to actually see where the guards I'm supposed to avoid are, made me shut the game off and stop playing it.  Link doesn't even have a sword yet!  I have zero urge to go back to it.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on October 12, 2014, 12:45:34 PM
Lately I've been playing EVE Online interspersed with some Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3, though with the current free Xbox Live Gold weekend I've mostly been playing some Call of Duty 4 this weekend.
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Post by: therain93 on October 12, 2014, 02:52:24 PM
Logging into TESO for crafting and playing a bit of Xcom Enemy Within -- actually hasn't been too much playtime / ' :
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Post by: Castegyre on October 15, 2014, 03:09:28 AM
Playing TESO a bit, messing around with Landmark from time to time, and my wife keeps trying to get me to like FFXIV. I'm kind of between things right now to be honest but there doesn't seem to be much out there worth investing my time in.
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Post by: Jorge Firebomb on October 15, 2014, 04:04:23 AM
I've mostly been playing Crusader Kings 2 and World of Tanks. Nothing quite like conquering the world as a Viking, and wiping those silly Catholics off the map.  :)
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Post by: Eoraptor on October 16, 2014, 06:25:23 PM
Beat Mass Effect as a paragon, now playing it as a rogue... also playing E2 with my paraon, but I'm finding the writing doesn't connect with me and also doesn't seem to much cnnect with the original game :S maybe I am just grumpy old man.
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Post by: JennSpace on October 17, 2014, 08:28:32 PM
Right now I'm playing Mario Kart 7 mirror cups but I plan to buy a Resident Evil game for 3DS tonight because I really feel like playing Resident Evil and I only have 3 cups left before being done with MK7! :P Before that I played Chrono Trigger on the DS and OH, Super Smash Bros 4!  ;)
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Post by: DBadger on October 23, 2014, 07:17:19 PM
NHL 15 and FIFA 15 on ps4, Beyond Earth unlocks in 4 hours and will be getting most of my game  time and just bought the Saints Row 4  package with all dlc off Steam
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Post by: Drauger9 on March 19, 2015, 05:46:31 AM
*RISE THREAD RISE!!!!*

Sorry for the necro. :P

Since Elder Scrolls Online went buy to play yesterday. I've been playing that and I also started playing Guild Wars 2 again.....(I just missed my Necromancer in GW2 :( )

If anyone else is playing these games. My ESO name is Sugarcult9 and my GW2 name is Digitalfarmer.3742, I'm not on much since I'm working full time and looking for another full time job. But if you see me on and want to game together send me a whisper.
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Post by: Talon Blue on March 24, 2015, 05:11:03 PM
I saw that Dungeon Fighter Online is back. I used to play it back in the day, I think I might give it another shot at least for a while. I'm finished with DA: Inquisition for now, I'm on PS4 so I'll have to wait for the DLC.
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Post by: therain93 on March 24, 2015, 09:44:14 PM
Still playing mostly Civ 5, occasionally logging into TESO.  I acquired Brothers on both Steam and the PS4, which has been entertaining.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on March 29, 2015, 05:42:45 AM
I picked up Bloodborne on Tuesday.  So far its an amazing game, having a lot of fun with it.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on April 01, 2015, 06:19:30 PM
Borderlands 2.  I've actually been playing it for weeks now. I can't stop trying out different character and gear combinations. (I'm really sorry that Gearbox has moved onto The Pre-Sequel.  I'd rather have a dozen more DLC for B2 than having to start all over again with all new characters)
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on April 02, 2015, 08:21:47 PM
I've also been playing some Borderlands 2 since the recent Steam sale and have been having a good time with the Mechnomancer.

I also picked up the new XCOM during the sale and have found it to be extremely enjoyable (playing it with the Long War mod), though it's one of those "oh, just one more mission" games that keeps one up way too late, lol.

Still playing some EVE, though lately I've mostly just been logging in for a quick mission/complex or two then logging off.
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Post by: Styrj on April 02, 2015, 10:33:57 PM
Lately, I've been thumb wrestling with myself waiting for news, any news! :P When I'm not thumb wrestling, I'm playing Civ V or Civ BE.  Both keep me entertained for a time.
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Post by: Drauger9 on April 03, 2015, 02:56:39 AM
Still playing ESO (when it's not crashing on me....) Play GW2 every now and then. I also play Diablo 3 ROS a lot, some PS Vita games and some xbox 360 games.
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Post by: Castegyre on April 03, 2015, 07:03:51 AM
I've resorted to playing Alpha Centauri and some old SSi D&D gold box games.

I don't know what to do with myself these days.
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Post by: Tahliah on April 09, 2015, 10:36:42 PM

I don't know what to do with myself these days.

/this
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Post by: Abraxus on April 11, 2015, 07:26:18 PM
I have purchased a bunch of the old LucasArts games from GoG.com, and had fun going through those again.  What they lack in graphic abilities, they more than make up for in playability, and fun.  Kind of like CoH! 

Oh damn!  Now I went and reminded myself why I have had to resort to games from the 90s to entertain myself.  Because CoH is not back yet!  :gonk:
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Post by: LaughingAlex on April 11, 2015, 11:27:33 PM
Slowly getting back into DCUO again, they have some quality of life changes coming up that will include overall better rewarding and whatnot.  Namely they are increasing the consistency for rewards in new content and also smoothing out the power level of characters.  Combat rating differences will behave more like level did in city of heroes, in that it's the difference in combat rating that will matter more than the derived stats of that CR.  They are doing it, seems to me, to avoid the exponentially increasing numbers problem that diablo 3 already suffers from.

Speaking of diablo 3, the game has entered a new third season, so I'll be messing with that once in a while to.  The game has had a good number of good things, and they added quality of life improvements as well.  New sets were added and some crappier sets were improved(don't worry, this did not come with nerfs to good sets).  In short, the game got better.

I am still giving CO some attention but more to hang out with friends, thing is CO got moved back to Cryptic Studios, probably cause cryptic north was just ruining the game by listening to the scrubs demanding nerfs to things and causing the whole bait/switch scandal and then later the price hike.  And already I hear that the same jerks are asking the Cryptic Studio devs for large amounts of nerfs that'd likely just drive the rest of the now nearly dead community away.  I'm left skeptical as a result, though I can say i'm glad to see CO out of the hands of Cryptic north, they just did far more damage than good for CO.
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Post by: Aggelakis on April 12, 2015, 03:19:58 AM
Still pretty deep into WoW. This is by far the longest I've stuck with it. Probably because of the pet battle and garrison additions - I'm a sucker for side stuff.

I logged into SWTOR and realized I couldn't increase in level or gear without buying an unlock for my account (for level increase) and unlock PER CHARACTER (for gear). Or I could subscribe and get the gear unlocks, but I'd still have to buy the expansion for the level increase. F that noise. I appreciate so much how City did their Premium restrictions...
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on April 12, 2015, 04:32:22 PM
Still pretty deep into WoW. This is by far the longest I've stuck with it. Probably because of the pet battle and garrison additions - I'm a sucker for side stuff.

I logged into SWTOR and realized I couldn't increase in level or gear without buying an unlock for my account (for level increase) and unlock PER CHARACTER (for gear). Or I could subscribe and get the gear unlocks, but I'd still have to buy the expansion for the level increase. F that noise. I appreciate so much how City did their Premium restrictions...
question, I thought the full 1 to 50 was free in star wars tor. Free to plays were made to level slower. This is why most free to plays do not play star wars old reb. I think.
I agree by comparison City of did good to their free to plays (even though there were some things I personally did not agree with).
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Post by: Abraxus on April 12, 2015, 05:17:38 PM
I still have a SWTOR account, but I have not logged in weeks.  Just the thought of CoH coming back has made it almost unthinkable (and definitely not enjoyable) to play.  I would have just closed my account months ago, but there were three other people that I played with a couple of times a week, and I did not want to leave them hanging.  However, between their scheduling conflicts, and my own, it is kind of fading away on its own, so the end is near.

If that happens, I can guarantee I will not be playing another MMO until I can log into CoH.  There are just none out there that interest me enough to get invested for how ever much time there is before the deal is done.  If it falls apart (universe forbid!), then I guess I will be "gameless" until it, or one of its successor projects does become available.
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Post by: Eoraptor on April 12, 2015, 10:39:22 PM
question, I thought the full 1 to 50 was free. Free to plays were made to level slower. This is why most free to plays do not play star wars old reb. I think.
I agree by comparison City of did good to their free to plays (even though there were some things I personally did not agree with).
City of heroes did everything better than most games out there. Graduated rewards structure, upgrades permanently attached to your account rather than your character, a friendly gaming environ that was fun for all ages and was largely self-policing... And that was the problem. It wasn't enough of a skinner box to keep people mindlessly clicking for a dozen levels, getting frustrated, and then paying to get unstuck. IE, it was popular but it didn't keep people in that brain-dead clickzone that big MMO studios want them in. Which is why other games don't replicate its strategy.

After all, why be marginally profitable and well regarded, when you can be loathed by most but rolling in money?
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Post by: saipaman on October 18, 2015, 03:55:05 AM
I've started playing 'World of Warships'.   I find like having a short mission timer for every round.  Twenty minutes is the longest I've seen.  And when you are dead, you are dead. 
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Post by: Vee on January 24, 2016, 06:58:39 AM
The recent argument in New Efforts about whether there are good new games or not made me think this thread should be rezzed.

I'm playing Xcom, Saints Row 2, Lyne (elegant little puzzle game that's super cheap), the Game of Thrones RPG (not the Telltale series. This one's gameplay is awful but the story is really good and makes it worth a play if you get it really cheap like I did), Stacking (can't recommend highly enough. it's just ridiculously charming) and Suits: a Business RPG (funny little game. costs a buck. gameplay is basically old school pokemon but the humor is more than worth the time).
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Post by: Teikiatsu on January 25, 2016, 11:51:18 AM
Still playing Civ 5, playing Age of Wonders a little.  Planning to get into The Division but need to rebuild my wife's computer first.
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Post by: hurple on January 25, 2016, 03:29:04 PM
The recent argument in New Efforts about whether there are good new games or not made me think this thread should be rezzed.

I'm playing Xcom, Saints Row 2, Lyne (elegant little puzzle game that's super cheap), the Game of Thrones RPG (not the Telltale series. This one's gameplay is awful but the story is really good and makes it worth a play if you get it really cheap like I did), Stacking (can't recommend highly enough. it's just ridiculously charming) and Suits: a Business RPG (funny little game. costs a buck. gameplay is basically old school pokemon but the humor is more than worth the time).

There's a Game of Thrones RPG?  Just don't accept any wedding missions.

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Post by: Vee on January 25, 2016, 04:04:40 PM
Lulz. It's supposedly been canonized by g.r.r. but I'm 9 hours in and no one's been raped or resurrected so I'm not sure I believe that. Maybe he thinks giving it canon status will make people think he did some writing.

Is cool despite the bad gameplay though. You get to play as a red priest and as a skinchanger member of the watch, who have intersecting storylines.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on January 25, 2016, 05:48:37 PM
There's a Game of Thrones RPG?  Just don't accept any wedding missions.

Heh, reminds me of one of my Crusader Kings 2 campaigns. My ducal dynasty had conspired to get this one girl to inherit the Scottish throne (she was betrothed to my dynastic heir) through various murders, rebellions, and imprisonments and successfully enthroned her... unfortunately both her first born sired by my heir and ultimately the heir died before the guy I was playing died, so my conspiracy was undone and a younger son inherited the duchy.

Shortly after his covetous uncle convinced the pope to excommunicate the young duke, he received a banquet invitation from the queen. Hoping to maintain positive relations with his liege to dissuade her from siding with his uncle, I had the duke attend the feast... unfortunately she decided to imprison the duke and seize all his lands. Game over.
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Post by: Harlequin565 on January 27, 2016, 10:46:22 AM
Just finished a Classic Ironman playthrough of XCOM EW for the achievement - which was really challenging for me.

Now satisfying my wait until Feb 5th for XCOM 2 by revisiting the newly released Darkest Dungeon.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on January 27, 2016, 12:09:44 PM
Just finished a Classic Ironman playthrough of XCOM EW for the achievement - which was really challenging for me.

Now satisfying my wait until Feb 5th for XCOM 2 by revisiting the newly released Darkest Dungeon.

Have you tried the Long War mod?
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Post by: Harlequin565 on January 27, 2016, 06:53:35 PM
There's too much to keep track of for my small brain. I have loaded it up and given it a go, but it's not something I spent much time with as I quickly got overwhelmed by all the classes.

I may give it a go at some point in the future, but the Long War team are working with the XCOM2 people already, so I suspect that once I've managed an Ironman run through of XCOM2, I'll have a look at their newer offering.
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Post by: LaughingAlex on January 27, 2016, 08:53:25 PM
Fallout 4.  Though i play on normal now, because i found survival mode more in the cheesy direction in feel.  Enemies become nothing but sponges and i had a few to many fights where i spent the entire time hiding and running while the stimpacks slowly healed me.  Poor gameplay imo.  I may switch back to very hard as that had some fun but overall, im back on normal and may switch to a realistic damage mod somewhere along the line.

I find a certain joy to making unstoppable characters though.  And even find it challenging to try and make settlers an unstoppable army.
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Post by: Vee on January 28, 2016, 11:46:35 PM
Lo and behold the Game of Thrones game I mentioned is in the Humble Weekly bundle. Remember I did say pretty much everything but story is crappy :D

Worth the 6.50 or whatever the average will be when you read this though. Plus it's a pretty large bundle for a weekly otherwise.
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Post by: Steelhelm on January 29, 2016, 01:11:35 AM
Well, I've been playing three games mostly:

Warframe- Incredibly fun game. It's a third person shooter. I quit the game for a few months but came back to see the game completely revamped. Started my own clan and I'm having a blast playing with my clanmates and experiencing the improved parkour system, new quests answering old lore questions yet bringing even more questions to the forefront, and new revamped mission types like the new Spy that actually makes stealth worth doing. Seriously, the tagline of the game was "Ninjas play free." and this is first time players get to actually be ninjas. But hey, it's a fun game at least.

Rocket League- I decided to find out what all the fuss was about on this game during the summer sale and holy pancakes this is good. The game has beautiful graphics, music, physics. It is one of the best I have ever played. Teaming up with your friends is so much fun and every once in a while you'll make this amazing play out of nowhere--mostly through luck--and you'll just sit there and ask: OMG! Did I just do that?! Psyonix, the studio that made the game has also has done a great job of listening to its players unlike many other companies so I give them an A+ for being unlike some bad company that's close to mind :p


Civilization V- Decided to open this game up with a few friends and get a few "short" matches in. Hours later into our first match, I can gleefully say I have no regrets. Civ 5 is such a wild and unpredictable game and I cannot stress how fun it is to compete with other nations to build the largest armies, the greatest wonders of the world, and engineer a completely different timeline to build a civilization that will stand the test of time.

Anyways, these are all co-op/pvp games so if any of you want to join me for a game or two just ask and I'm sure we'll have some fun. :P
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Post by: Harlequin565 on March 01, 2016, 12:19:57 PM
Getting stuck in to XCOM2 here. Soldier customisation is awesome - especially with the mods being released through Steam.

Some famous faces in my squads :) Got Doctor Aeon working hard in the Shadow Chamber with Tygan, Maria Jenkins assisting in the Psi labs, and Penelope Yin is a great Sniper... Giving some life back to the NPCs of Paragon City - one day at a time.

(https://i.imgur.com/SpvWiRN.jpg?1)

If you like Turn Based strategy, and your PC can handle the (currently) poor optimisation, it's well worth the money IMO. On my Legend/Ironman playthrough now after Rookie & Commander Ironman playthroughs.
Title: Re: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: hurple on March 01, 2016, 03:14:12 PM
Anyone playing Entropia? 

Reviews?  Thoughts? 

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Post by: Nyx Nought Nothing on March 02, 2016, 02:47:41 AM
Fallout 4.  Though i play on normal now, because i found survival mode more in the cheesy direction in feel.  Enemies become nothing but sponges and i had a few to many fights where i spent the entire time hiding and running while the stimpacks slowly healed me.  Poor gameplay imo.  I may switch back to very hard as that had some fun but overall, im back on normal and may switch to a realistic damage mod somewhere along the line.

I find a certain joy to making unstoppable characters though.  And even find it challenging to try and make settlers an unstoppable army.
The upcoming survival mode changes look promising; less of making enemies bullet sponges and more of making survival needs somewhat realistic. That said i've mostly been playing it on hard mode and making my own fun. Like elaborate and somewhat realistic settlement builds, elaborate and absurdly unrealistic settlement builds, and currently i'm hacking every Protectron i can find and storing them in a shed at the Egret Tours Marina.
i'm also giving SWTOR another (probably brief) chance after about a year of not playing.
i have a RL friend who i don't get much time to hang out with much anymore and we'll probably be playing GW2 together soon since she's already playing it occasionally with her fiance. NCsoft as the publisher aside, it's a not terrible game by a decent studio.
When ESO's Thieve's Guild expansion launches i'll probably buy it and start playing again for a bit.
Oh, and i may give TSW or Rift some attention in the next several months if i find the time and inclination.
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Post by: LaughingAlex on March 08, 2016, 09:37:55 PM
The upcoming survival mode changes look promising; less of making enemies bullet sponges and more of making survival needs somewhat realistic. That said i've mostly been playing it on hard mode and making my own fun. Like elaborate and somewhat realistic settlement builds, elaborate and absurdly unrealistic settlement builds, and currently i'm hacking every Protectron i can find and storing them in a shed at the Egret Tours Marina.
i'm also giving SWTOR another (probably brief) chance after about a year of not playing.
i have a RL friend who i don't get much time to hang out with much anymore and we'll probably be playing GW2 together soon since she's already playing it occasionally with her fiance. NCsoft as the publisher aside, it's a not terrible game by a decent studio.
When ESO's Thieve's Guild expansion launches i'll probably buy it and start playing again for a bit.
Oh, and i may give TSW or Rift some attention in the next several months if i find the time and inclination.

I've been experimenting with settlements myself.  And mods.  One mod I have adds solar power panels and fusion reactors that explode in a gigantic nuclear fireball.

I made a jet producing empire in the game by taking control of 90% of the settlements and growing them to large populations.  It was a difficult affair, since mass expansion was costly and I did not take fortune finder.  If I had, it would have been about twice as fast to expand and take the common wealth; more money to buy the resources that are routinely in shortages such as oil and gears, know?

I'm now waiting more to see what comes of automatron.  I have a power armor scientist character and a full garage of power armor in the making, but I am taking a break from her to play other characters.  I don't even know what perks are going to be required to make a robot army.  I will say though, I do have plans for such characters.  I enjoyed making robot masterminds in New Vegas with the "Robco Certified" mod.
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Post by: chuckv3 on March 09, 2016, 02:52:21 PM
Unfortunately nothing. I tried The Secret World for a good run, 3 or 4 months, but completely burnt out on it and will probably never go back. It's rich and entertaining, but the story arcs are very linear and the powers very holy-trinity so repeatability is almost zero. And the end game is nothing but repeating dungeons to grind for gear (which you can then only use to go back to the same dungeons and do slightly better) -- no thanks.

I just finished my Bachelors degree, so I'm going to be very bored very soon. I can't start on my Masters until 2017 when I get more tuition reimbursement.
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Post by: huang3721 on March 10, 2016, 12:03:03 AM
I am playing Clash of Clan.

Does it count? :P
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on March 10, 2016, 07:18:43 AM
Currently playing a Europa Universalis 3 campaign as the Netherlands (started out as Utrecht). Buncha' epic wars against France and colonized much of Asia and Africa, good times.
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Post by: Aggelakis on March 10, 2016, 07:44:11 AM
I picked up Marvel Heroes again and have been playing the crap out of it. Got two of my middles up to 60. I love the fact that you get an XP boost for every hero above 30, 50, and 60 (up to 200% with lots of mid/high level heroes). The more, higher level heroes you've got, the better XP boost...so leveling each new hero takes less and less time. More time spent doing fun things in the high levels, where you have a lot more options (both for your character & for content). I've actually got a decent number of max levels, maybe 10, considering I don't play obsessively (unlike my husband who has like 25 60s, not including running Wolverine to 60 3 times (called "prestige levels") (and each time you prestige a character it takes longer to get to 60) to change the color of his name in chat/display).

They recently added a new chapter to the story, and it opens a new patrol zone that has fantastic loot and constant events/boss spawns. And the new story chapter is *hard*...a fantastic change from the faceroll of the previous nine chapters.
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Post by: hurple on March 11, 2016, 03:19:25 AM
So, I finally got pathetic enough in my search for a CoH replacement that I decided to try WoW.

That's the game that is the gold standard?  The one with more players than any other?  Seriously? 

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Post by: Aggelakis on March 11, 2016, 04:01:57 AM
"Used to be", sure. Though mostly they got so big because the Warcraft name has/had a built-in name recognition, so it blossomed fast, then "hey, I have XYZ friends playing, might as well play" made it go "viral" before that was an internet term.

Now there's such a breadth of mechanics/themes/styles/etc, there's really no such thing as 'the gold standard'.
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Post by: General Idiot on March 14, 2016, 08:32:27 AM
Yeah, a lot of what made WoW huge was less the strength of the game itself and more the recognition of the Warcraft name plus Blizzard having the resources to market the game in places where it reached people who might otherwise never have seen an MMO.

The game itself wasn't bad, sure, but if that was all it had then it would've just been a better Everquest rather than The Next Big Thing like it was for a while. I remember reading an article somewhere a few years back that had one of the original developers for WoW and supposedly that was actually their main design goal. They wanted to make 'the best Everquest there'd ever been.'

Also, for me CoH is still the gold standard as far as MMOs go.
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Post by: Vee on March 16, 2016, 03:29:42 AM
I'm having a ton of fun on Outland right now. It's a beautiful Metroidvania game I've had a while but just installed. Oh and it's only a buck on Steam this week.
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Post by: AlphaFerret on March 21, 2016, 04:41:04 AM
I have rediscovered the simple joy of SNK Baseball Stars on the NES.  Numerous beers were consumed in the dorm room with that game back in the day.....
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Post by: ryuplaneswalker on March 26, 2016, 11:43:45 AM
I have been playing Xenoblade Chronicles X.

The combat is a little simplistic..but god the game is stunningly gorgeous.
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Post by: Doc Artz on March 27, 2016, 09:52:24 PM
I was playing Wild star for over a year: 2 healers, 1 tanker and a ranged, all level 19. Two weeks ago I received notice that NCsoft’s  shutting down Wildstar and decided to lay off 60 programmers in the United States. Apparently NCsoft wants to focus on development of games for tablets? 
  ??? Tablets are in, I guess.
8)
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Post by: Thunder Glove on March 27, 2016, 10:49:09 PM
Did they actually say they were closing it?  I thought they just canceled the Chinese server and the expansion, but I hadn't read anywhere that it was official that it was closing.  (Rumors started to fly, but nothing official)
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Post by: Exxar on March 27, 2016, 11:43:06 PM
As of yet they just shut down the PvP servers and transferred the characters over to the PvE servers. They did cancel the Chinese launch and fire all those developers though so the game is not far off from the chopping block.
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Post by: chuckv3 on March 27, 2016, 11:56:22 PM
After reading some opinions of others here, I'm going to give Black Desert Online a whirl. I'll report back later on my impressions.
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Post by: LaughingAlex on April 01, 2016, 06:44:22 AM
When you look at the reports Wildstar is generating such little amounts even as of the end of 2015 that it's certain to be on the chopping block and the axe is likely being lifted right now.  Went ahead and read an article, http://mmos.com/news/investment-bank-predicts-grim-future-for-wildstar .  When the predictions are that bad, and NCSoft has shut down more successful games in the past, you know the bad news is immenent :/.  It's, well, NcSoft :(.

I'm not surprised.

I tried the F4 new survival mode for a bit.  I'm not impressed to be honest.  While eating/drinking/sleeping is a nice touch as is diseases and the damage is good, it's all ruined by the save changes and removal of fast travel, the pace slowed down a lot.  The inability to save anywhere makes the game unplayable to me due to my ILS issues.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on April 02, 2016, 08:25:52 PM
When you look at the reports Wildstar is generating such little amounts even as of the end of 2015 that it's certain to be on the chopping block and the axe is likely being lifted right now.  Went ahead and read an article, http://mmos.com/news/investment-bank-predicts-grim-future-for-wildstar .  When the predictions are that bad, and NCSoft has shut down more successful games in the past, you know the bad news is immenent :/.  It's, well, NcSoft :(.

I'm not surprised.

I tried the F4 new survival mode for a bit.  I'm not impressed to be honest.  While eating/drinking/sleeping is a nice touch as is diseases and the damage is good, it's all ruined by the save changes and removal of fast travel, the pace slowed down a lot.  The inability to save anywhere makes the game unplayable to me due to my ILS issues.

Wait. Fallout 4 doesn't stop you from saving or fast traveling.  It just makes the enemies more difficult and increases legendary drops.
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Post by: Nos482 on April 03, 2016, 12:59:31 PM
Can Your Pet? (http://www.playcanyourpet.com/)
It's an adorable game, where you get to take care of a little bird. You can name it and dress it up. You can feed and wash it. You can play with it... :)
Spoiler for Hidden:
(Do you really want to know?)
Spoiler for Hidden:
...and then you can it. ;D
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Post by: tripthicket on April 06, 2016, 12:14:21 PM
After some consideration, I've decided to give EVE Online a go. Have only had one session of a few hours as of today, but have been doing research for a few weeks in an attempt to soften the learning curve. Somewhat interesting and different enough (for me) to keep playing further, I think. No real sense yet of how good or bad it might be as a game or as a fit for my tastes.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on April 07, 2016, 04:06:16 AM
After some consideration, I've decided to give EVE Online a go. Have only had one session of a few hours as of today, but have been doing research for a few weeks in an attempt to soften the learning curve. Somewhat interesting and different enough (for me) to keep playing further, I think. No real sense yet of how good or bad it might be as a game or as a fit for my tastes.

EVE certainly is an acquired taste, but can be quite engrossing once one gets into it. Just be sure to embrace the sandbox for what it is and explore various avenues of play. Personally, I've mostly been running incursions lately with a bit of stealth bomber hunting on the side.
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Post by: Xev on April 08, 2016, 01:13:44 PM
I should take the time to look it up, but, isn't EVE.... ancient? I seem to remember playing it like.. at least..  15 years ago and it was a pretty complex game already.

STO seems to be my new game. I'll play more CO when they finish foo-fooing with its mechanics and I don't have to nonstop re-learn how to play & retcon my toons and can instead.. just play, again.
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Post by: tripthicket on April 08, 2016, 01:48:46 PM
I should take the time to look it up, but, isn't EVE.... ancient? I seem to remember playing it like.. at least..  15 years ago and it was a pretty complex game already.

It's new to me, and the mechanics of the game appear to be different than anything else I've played before (you know...the one or three MMOs I've tried... ;) ). Jury's still out on whether this will be a game I'll stick with.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on April 08, 2016, 02:00:04 PM
Back to Marvel Heroes.   I can't stay with any single game anymore.
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Post by: Xev on April 09, 2016, 06:40:36 PM
It's new to me, and the mechanics of the game appear to be different than anything else I've played before (you know...the one or three MMOs I've tried... ;) ). Jury's still out on whether this will be a game I'll stick with.

I was just trying to imagine how complex EVE must be by now.. Seem to remember it was a fun game but learning it was like taking Finals. STO is 6 years old I think, so, not so new either and it's new to me. Comic book and sci-fi games are auto-try for me if they look at all decent. May take 6 years...

The best job I've ever had was as s software ... salesman. Salesman, Ugh. Anyway, yeah, we got to take all the games home and play them for free and when I went to work I spent as much time as possible talking to people that came in about games. The pay sucked, the boss sucked, but man the job was awesome. I played all night and talked about it all the next day and collected paychecks somewhere in the middle.

Somewhere down the road I got convinced that making lots of money was >/= being happy so I left that place. I would regret that decision, but, the entire nationwide chain went under a few years after I left. Which just goes to show: you can't regret stuff like that because life is gonna do whatever it wants anyway  : )

Besides, after so many years working in a computer store, it was nice to see GIRLS again.

(yes, this was long ago, I've heard rumour that there's even girls on the INTERNET now *gasp*).
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Post by: Thunder Glove on April 10, 2016, 09:07:13 AM
Played a little of the Division.  It was... okay.   It's a game I seriously want to like, but the game itself keeps fighting me at every turn.

It felt like I was always outnumbered and out-gunned, and enemies seem to take forever to kill.  It usually takes two or three entire clips from my supposedly-military-grade assault rifle to kill a single normal enemy of my own level, and anything stronger usually has me emptying out my gun entirely, leaving me to try to finish them off with my sidearm.  (And then I'd die in two hits from a guy wielding nothing but a baseball bat, even though my energy bar was full, and all the enemies I'd just taken twenty minutes to kill all came back to life, and I'd have to start all over again)

At first I was excited, because it has a lot of really, really neat-looking options (Explosive bullets?  Autonomous Turrets?  Hell, yes!).... and then I discovered that the game won't let me use any of them (... oh, they're all locked without even the first hint of how to unlock them and even trying to find guides online only gives the vaguest of information*?  Boo)

Maybe it becomes a lot of fun once you've randomly unlocked some good options for your character (I mean, my wife is having a blast playing it, but my wife's character is max level with awesome gear and tons of gear mods, and a bunch of Talents and Perks, and she has a little BB-8 mini-bomb following her around and chasing after enemies and blowing them up in a single hit), but right now, all I have is a trio of nearly-useless guns and the "great" (read: "useless") ability to make enemies glow red for half a second, so I'm not feeling it.

* Example: I really want the Turret.  So, after hitting Google to figure out how to do that, I see that first I have to get a "Control Room" for my "Tech Wing".  Then I have to to back to Google to find a different page to figure out how to get a "Control Room" (and, for that matter, a "Tech Wing").  That other page says it costs "500".  Not 500 dollars or Credits or Kolossokens, just "500", period.  Then I have to go back to Google to find another site to see that it means 500 "supplies".  Then I have to find yet another page to figure out what a "supply" is and where to get those... and, yeah, you get the idea.  Thanks to the complete lack of just putting the whole thing step-by-step on a single page instead of making me search all over the Internet, I'm still not entirely sure what I have to do, I just know that I want the Turret (or something interesting other than an inaccurate pea shooter and paper-thin body armor) before I run any more missions.  I don't want to have to play for 30 hours just to get the thing that will make me play want to it at all.  :'(


.... whew.  Just needed a place to rant.
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Post by: Xev on April 10, 2016, 01:37:35 PM

Maybe it becomes a lot of fun once you've randomly unlocked some good options for your character (I mean, my wife is having a blast playing it, but my wife's character is max level with awesome gear and tons of gear mods, and a bunch of Talents and Perks, and she has a little BB-8 mini-bomb following her around and chasing after enemies and blowing them up in a single hit), but right now, all I have is a trio of nearly-useless guns and the "great" (read: "useless") ability to make enemies glow red for half a second, so I'm not feeling it.


Why are you googling when your wife is pr0h!

Sounds like somebody needs to fix somebody up! hehe

I can honestly say that my used to be wife was the best gamer I ever played with. Luckily she wasn't a big CoH fan (not so many strong memories) although we did level a couple servers worth of toons as soon as CoH went live. CoH was the first game I played solo after we split and it was a total accident and surprise I got sucked back into it - at the time I had given up gaming completely. It took me at least a year to come back to gaming and then after I finally did, it was really, really, hard to play with just one brain. I'd been a gamer long before getting married but I still wasn't sure if I'd ever get over it. Amazing duos. Big fun. We were badass together haha  : ) You lucky debil.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on April 10, 2016, 07:45:49 PM
The problem is that we don't have two separate accounts (and we're not exactly going to buy another PS4 and a second TV to play it on), so we can't play together.
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Post by: Harlequin565 on April 10, 2016, 09:24:06 PM
Also back to Marvel Heroes for a bit, after a huge downloading session of The Division (free with a GPU upgrade thank goodness) which I agree with Thunder Glove on. Also tried path of Exile (not enough customisation/unappealing graphics), and Skyforge (couldn't face the grind/brain not big enough).

Either MMOs are getting harder to get into for new players, or I'm just getting older. Happy at the moment to switch between XCOM2 and Marvel Heroes until something exciting happens.
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Post by: Xev on April 10, 2016, 10:20:02 PM
The problem is that we don't have two separate accounts (and we're not exactly going to buy another PS4 and a second TV to play it on), so we can't play together.

Aww that's a shame. It's a real experience.

When I duoed we played on PC and I built the PC's so they weren't overly expensive and lasted long enough to pay for themselves. I would say ~ 90% of our meals together were over side by side keyboards and it was a totally equal choice. I met her on the east coast, we moved to the west coast, lived in the Midwest for awhile, and got married in Austria, but, we were homebodies at heart and about all of our (pretty average) social/entertainment budget went into gaming is how we afforded it. We wouldn't have had to even spend that much if Internet wouldn't have been so expensive the first years.. You don't even wanna know. There was only 1 broadband ISP in our area and we'd already gone without Internet for a long enough time during our last move that she was carrying pictures of her EQ toons and pets around with her and I had it equally bad... soo.. we paid.. lol.

XCOM2


Ohh ahhh
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Post by: Xev on April 10, 2016, 10:22:01 PM
Oops!
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Post by: Thunder Glove on April 11, 2016, 04:04:32 PM
Aww that's a shame. It's a real experience.

Yeah, I've played many games with her (I was juuuuust starting to get her into CoH when it shut down, in fact), but I'm highly disappointed with the complete lack of local Co-Op and cross-platform servers on The Division.  I only really wanted to play it so I could play with her.

(I did get the turret, though.  As it turns out, I already had everything I needed to unlock it, but I couldn't find a single web page that would tell me that, and I shut the game off because of other plans before I had a chance to experiment.  Roland and Axton would roll their eyes at how weak it is compared to theirs, but it still helped me a lot in the next mission)
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Post by: Xev on April 12, 2016, 01:31:46 PM
Grats.

Being a newb is one of the funnest things at first because everything is shiny and new, and, it can also be the most frustrating. STO seems to have a nice wiki but whenever I went there it started shoving data at me so I gave it up. Honestly, I kinda suck at the game but I'm drawn to the treadeskilling for some reason. It's relaxing.
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Post by: FeliciaDivine on April 14, 2016, 01:15:45 AM
Just before CoH went down I started creating on a chat site called IMVU, I am still there. I run a successful fashion group http://www.imvufashionelite.com to see what I do.

Since CoH closed I have been well known on MMORPG's World of Warcraft, Lineage 2, EVE Online, Star Trek Online, Star Wars The Old Republic, EverQuest 2, DCUO and a few weeks ago started on Champions Online which I quickly quit after giving it a fair chance...it is the lamest game I have ever played.

Facebook: Evil Genius, Villians, Titans, Backyard Monsters, Marvel Alliance, Farmville 2 and Criminal Case.

Chat sites: Second Life (briefly), InWorldz, A-Chat, Red Light Center and IMVU (the best of the sites).

IMVU is a great place to hang out and create and is my home until the best MMORPG of all time City of Heroes/Villians returns!!!!

I also played HearthStone, its a frustrating game, the one who spends the most real money buying cards wins.
Blizzard created the three hottest games StarCraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft but since those initial releases have done nothing since. SC2, D2-3 and WoW Cataclysm+ have all been blah.
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Post by: Solitaire on April 14, 2016, 07:39:04 AM
Not currently playing any game, spend a lot of time in PC exploring the different zones actually taking time to look at things rather than going from mission to mission or badge hunting. Amazing the things I have found that I never noticed before.

Have given time to STO, SWToR, WoW, Marvel Heroes, DCUO, Champions Online but nothing comes close to CoH/V so didn't last long.

I am waiting for the release of "Stellaris" from Paragon interactive, always been interested in empire building in space, from classics such as Master of Orion, Birth of a Federation etc.. But "Stellaris" looks to be taking the gene forward, been watching the Dev playthrough "Blorg"  :) which has been very entertaining and making more and more want to play.
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Post by: Nos482 on May 12, 2016, 08:42:09 PM
Just found out about his amusing little flash game.
Don't Whack Your Boss - With Super Powers (https://www.box10.com/whack-your-boss-superhero-style.html)
Violent and hillarious ;D ...although it doesn't have the cube I was hoping for.
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Post by: Vee on June 01, 2016, 01:29:48 AM
Not playing Her Story now, cause I blew through it in a couple sittings a few months ago, but it's well worth a couple hours of your time and is in this week's Humble Bundle for a buck.

Or here's a free steam code for it

H5R5E-2P3NF-RTFPG
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Post by: pinballdave on June 12, 2016, 12:23:33 AM
I have paid no money, but I am playing Guild Wars 2. I hate to admit it almost, but I like it, more than Rift
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Post by: Xev on June 12, 2016, 12:43:02 PM
I have paid no money, but I am playing Guild Wars 2. I hate to admit it almost, but I like it, more than Rift

*Booo* *hisssss*

At least you're not paying them.

Be sure to eat up their bandwidth and be a total jerk to their community while you're there. May as well do something useful for the gamingverse while you're tainting your computer.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on June 12, 2016, 08:48:05 PM
Played a little of the Division.  It was... okay.   It's a game I seriously want to like, but the game itself keeps fighting me at every turn....

Boy does it.  I really wanted to like the Division too.  What it sounds like to me is if you aren't max level, there is no need to do the missions on Hard.  You don't really get weapons good enough to mow down purps and yellows until level cap.

Eventually near the end game you won't even see red bar health enemies anymore.  So enjoy it while it lasts:)

The game is fun in small doses, if you can find some people to play with it will be a little better.  The game just made the same mistake all online games make now, they tried to appeal to EVERYONE and that is a sure fire way to mess up your game.  The game just feels spread thin.

The Dark Zone is fun though, it really brings out your inner bandit.  If you can get a team of 4 people who are pretty decent and geared out, you can basically hold entire instances at gun point.  I don't even do it for the loot, I have no interest in taking peoples hard earned items.  I just want them to know who is in charge of that particular DZ.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on June 12, 2016, 08:54:05 PM
I have paid no money, but I am playing Guild Wars 2. I hate to admit it almost, but I like it, more than Rift

Haha I mean GW2 is kinda fun, nothing to be ashamed about.  I may or may not of played Wildstars new F2P a little bit the other day so....you aren't alone.
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Post by: Castegyre on June 12, 2016, 09:05:38 PM
I pre-ordered GW2 before everything went to poop. I played it for a while at launch and I've gone back and played it a bit recently. It's not a bad game for what it is. It's pretty (if you like the art style), It runs very smoothly, it's fun, parts of the community can be ok, etc. I love the jump puzzles. If I knew then what I know now I would have never bought it, but that doesn't make it a bad game.
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on June 12, 2016, 09:10:42 PM
Outside of playing TSW and STO, I have started playing visual novel games such as Sunrider :)
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Post by: nitz on June 14, 2016, 04:15:28 AM
Can anyone recommend a game for a casual player MMORPG style?

Was playing Aion but it's a bit too hard for me and requires too much time to get decently geared, the community mostly sucks.

Also I hate the fact I need to get on Ventrilo/Teamspeak in order to do something stupid and repetitive, it completely breaks the game immersion to me.

Been playing Ultima IIV on a DOSBox...

Haven't found anything since CoX  :'(
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Post by: crashpositron on June 14, 2016, 04:22:55 AM
TERA is fun, the combat is the best EVER, and the graphics are amazing.  The downside is that it will not scratch that deep-down altitis very well.  The faces are adjustable, but the suits are whatever drops (or whatever you can buy), so customization is pretty low and every one of your alts do THE SAME MISSIONS!  Its fun for the first two or three
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Post by: Turjan on June 14, 2016, 06:16:59 PM
Can anyone recommend a game for a casual player MMORPG style?

I played Skyforge for a few months at beta and just afterwards.

Upside is it's a very pretty game, atmospheric graphics, nice thematic styling with lovely combat animations and wonderful avatars.

Downside is the combat is a bit consoley and can get quite twitch frantic, and the maps do get repetitive, and the difficulty curve can very quickly become a vertical wall if you don't plan your character's stats the right way.

In terms of 'casual' though, the real problem with the game comes if you satrt to take it too seriously and follow through to the end game of becoming a god and all that jazz. Then it becomes a major, major team&guild-based timesink, which is when I stopped playing.

But if you ignore the end game, it makes a nice diversion. If you liked, you could level up to the point where you have access to the open world mission areas and just wander around, looking at all the prettiness, the beaches, the greenery, architecture...

The game is free, so it certainly has that going for it if nothing else :)
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Post by: LaughingAlex on June 14, 2016, 06:54:05 PM
Still mostly single player games.  Because mmorpgs are crap far as I can tell if they have to make you over-dependant on someone who only does one thing or only one other thing.  I should look for a coopertive game that isn't all about healing/tank/damage but incorporates other roles in things that, when combat is there, it isn't all about whoever is healing the tank and every little thing going to a perfect plan.
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Post by: AlphaFerret on June 17, 2016, 10:37:10 PM
Can anyone recommend a game for a casual player MMORPG style?

Middle Earth Online is pretty casual.  I have been off and on there for years, and it still cool to hunt orcs.
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Post by: Castegyre on June 17, 2016, 11:59:19 PM
Can anyone recommend a game for a casual player MMORPG style?

Middle Earth Online is pretty casual.  I have been off and on there for years, and it still cool to hunt orcs.

ESO and GW2 are both very casual. They're popular so there's people to play with. They have different art styles, but they're both attractive if you like the styles they went with. They both have fairly robust RP communities, though I would lean towards ESO in that regard. They both have a version of RvR which I think is a fun and less stressful way to PvP a bit. Last time I played GW2 still had more intense PvP as well. They both have side stuff to do like finding things scattered all over the landscape in ESO, jump puzzles in GW2, achievements, etc. ESO is supposed to have housing coming soonish. Both games have flexible classes and ways to build them. My one big problem with GW2 is NCSoft, but I like both games.


EDIT: I just realized I quoted the wrong post the other day. I regret nothing. >.>
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Post by: Thunder Glove on June 19, 2016, 01:36:01 PM
Boy does it.  I really wanted to like the Division too.  What it sounds like to me is if you aren't max level, there is no need to do the missions on Hard.  You don't really get weapons good enough to mow down purps and yellows until level cap.

Eventually near the end game you won't even see red bar health enemies anymore.  So enjoy it while it lasts:)

The game is fun in small doses, if you can find some people to play with it will be a little better.  The game just made the same mistake all online games make now, they tried to appeal to EVERYONE and that is a sure fire way to mess up your game.  The game just feels spread thin.

The Dark Zone is fun though, it really brings out your inner bandit.  If you can get a team of 4 people who are pretty decent and geared out, you can basically hold entire instances at gun point.  I don't even do it for the loot, I have no interest in taking peoples hard earned items.  I just want them to know who is in charge of that particular DZ.

I actually did start to really like it, especially after I got to 30, got a bunch of pieces of hand-me-down High-End gear (so I was GS 155 right at the start), and then update 1.2 pushed me even higher.  I'm both looking forward to and dreading 1.3 (since the weapon changes will buff my oddball LMG-centric build, but the new tier of gear means I'll have to start looking for new equipment all over again)
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Post by: Teikiatsu on August 19, 2016, 08:19:50 PM
Just started No Man's Sky.  My rig needs a new vidcard but my wife's runs it well.  Anyone who liked to explore for badges would love it, I think :)
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on August 29, 2016, 08:06:18 PM
Got back into EVE Online this month and have been mostly just derping around low sec in rifter frigates. Good times.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on August 29, 2016, 09:35:52 PM
I actually did start to really like it, especially after I got to 30, got a bunch of pieces of hand-me-down High-End gear (so I was GS 155 right at the start), and then update 1.2 pushed me even higher.  I'm both looking forward to and dreading 1.3 (since the weapon changes will buff my oddball LMG-centric build, but the new tier of gear means I'll have to start looking for new equipment all over again)

Have you played it since the Underground update came out?  I was thinking of trying it again now that they more hefty content added to the game.
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Post by: DBadger on September 01, 2016, 11:05:59 AM
Got back into EVE Online this month and have been mostly just derping around low sec in rifter frigates. Good times.

I tried Eve a looooong time ago, wasn't my thing, may try it again once the clone state stuff and f2p starts
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Post by: Nos482 on September 04, 2016, 09:28:44 PM
Wow Legion... I spent (pretty much) the whole last week in Azeroth, how's that for a vacation? ;D
Legion's story (so far) is fairly decent, the zones are beautiful and Demon Hunters are a blast to play. They're like Scrapperlock incarnate, as long as you keep killing stuff it's nigh impossible to die yourself.
And they're really fast, so getting to the next mob (on the screen) is never a problem.
The expansion dropped at midnight between monday and tuesday and I had my warrior (who looks remarkably like Skeletor) hit lvl 110 on friday morning... 2 a.m. or so.
(https://s15.postimg.org/9j51go2wr/Qeldor.png)
I like the current transmog system. It's still far from an actual character builder, but much better than what was available before.
Still, finding matching pieces for whatever you have in mind can be a real pain in the rear.


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Post by: Xev on September 04, 2016, 11:44:24 PM
The expansion dropped at midnight between monday and tuesday and I had my warrior (who looks remarkably like Skeletor) hit lvl 110 on friday morning... 2 a.m. or so.

What timing! I just committed to leveling up a few thousand Alternate Advancement points on my old EverQuest main..

(Ancient Online Games humor)

Level 110... Wow.

Some WoW sounds fun. It's been a lonnnng time. Every time I see it mentioned I think "ah, that new game" even though it hasn't been That New Game since .. awhile.

I mean, graphically speaking, there was NeverWinter Nights... EQ.... WoW.... And then for me it was CoH (in God Mode, how it was meant to be played - but before Respecs, as it was not meant to be played..) and then there is everything else. Right? Oh wait, no, Britannia... what is it called... awww man... ULTIMA! was in there somewhere. Number 2 or 3.. WoW was 4,

I always picture WoW as having the first 'modern' graphics engine of the above bunch (but EQ's mob AI was 10x as evil) is probably why I get that 'New Game' image whenever I see it mentioned.

*shrug*

Anyway! I haven't played in a long time but was out loud impressed with that kind of mega-leveling and it makes me want to play.

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Post by: Thunder Glove on September 11, 2016, 04:57:13 PM
Gave Overwatch a try, because of the free weeekend.  I don't think it's really My Game, but it's fun to try out all the characters.  I'm mostly using Pharah, because she's so straightforward (which is both a strength and a weaknesses)
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Post by: Castegyre on September 11, 2016, 06:10:53 PM
I'm just poking along terraforming a club world in Trove. Occasionally I dust off an old game and play through it. I'm thinking I might play Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession soon.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on September 14, 2016, 01:41:26 AM
I bought Toxikk today and have been having a blast with it this evening. It's a fast-paced arena shooter harkening back to the days of Unreal Tournament.
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Post by: eabrace on September 14, 2016, 10:39:36 AM
Played the first chapter of Telltale's Batman over the weekend.

Different pace than I was expecting based on previous Telltale games I've played (Sam and Max series, Monkey Island, etc.), but entirely what you should expect with a good Batman title.  Action sequences felt good and the controls were relatively simple even if they felt a touch inconsistent.  Thinking about it now, the controls for the action remind me of Dragon's Lair, but the consequences of missing a single input are nowhere near as severe.

The story is shaping up nicely.  Several members of the rogues gallery have already made an appearance - all flowing naturally into the story, none feeling forced.

It's also interesting to see the choices you make actually modifying the story as it progresses, too.  No idea what sort of magnitude the change from those decisions might end up with, but it makes the story feel a little more organic.

Quite the voice cast (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5785964/) they've managed to pull together for the project, too.

Looking forward to the rest of the chapters.  Chapter 2 due out next week.
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Post by: chuckv3 on September 14, 2016, 10:00:03 PM
I cannot FFFing believe I completed my Bachelors Degree, one course at a time, and CoH is still not back. Oh well, I'll start on my Masters and we'll see.

I did Black Desert very heavily for a few months, but then realized the entire end-game is PvP which I pretty much hate. It's a seriously good game, but mandatory participation in PvP after level 45 was just a deal-breaker.

I gave Wildstar another run, and it has improved a lot. The problem is there's just nothing special about it. It has little jabs at corporate america and really good cartoon-style character animation, but everything else is done the same or better in other games. After about a month of playing here and there, my squirrel girl will probably forever hibernate at level 37.

I gave the browser/flash game "The Fantastic Contraption" a hell of a lot of time, solved the 40 in-game levels and several of the high-difficulty player-built ones. But then they all started to look roughly the same (huge gap with everything blocked or pointed the wrong way). There is a VR/3D remake out there, but I'm not dropping $800 for a VR console that only has a few games available.

So I am now downloading both Tera and Rift. We'll see whether either of those has anything appealing. Both look interesting for their own reasons.
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Post by: Xev on September 27, 2016, 12:55:26 AM
Has anyone tried Age of Empires II.......HD? I just saw it on Steam.

The original game is really, really, good.. I had a working copy of this up until a few years ago and it was always nice having it there for when I wanted to play. I remember the graphics being pretty grainy/blocky though so a 'remastered' version sounds pretty tempting..!

They also say the game has 'improved' ai and all these new features, soooo, I am wondering if they remastered or redid..

I would really like a reMastered copy of this game, I think.

Anyway, just checking if anyone's played the old and new version and what the comparison might be? Is it pretty much the same game with updated graphics + some new stuff, or a whole new game?

I'm tempted to grab Command HQ off of Steam, too. This is another game that is just fun, even though it's pretty ancient. The mouse interface is pretty good for its time and the gamplay is awesome. I used to modem play this with a real nice guy that sold games at the same store I did when it was new. Many late nights..

I'm in nostalgia mode for some reason.. Trying to pay my data limiting ISP less, too, by playing some *sigh* single player..
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on September 27, 2016, 01:28:13 AM
Update to my play list :) atm, I have shelved TSW :(, I rarely play STO, only log on to start my doff missions, I have gone back to Champions, I am trying to take my time until I can get some money to get the twins sidekick. This might seam as though I am a traitor, but I have started to play Blade and Soul; while the game play is hit or miss, I am enjoying the story.:),  and I am looking at getting Black Desert Online.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on September 28, 2016, 05:59:37 PM
Has anyone tried Age of Empires II.......HD? I just saw it on Steam.

The original game is really, really, good.. I had a working copy of this up until a few years ago and it was always nice having it there for when I wanted to play. I remember the graphics being pretty grainy/blocky though so a 'remastered' version sounds pretty tempting..!

They also say the game has 'improved' ai and all these new features, soooo, I am wondering if they remastered or redid..

I would really like a reMastered copy of this game, I think.

Anyway, just checking if anyone's played the old and new version and what the comparison might be? Is it pretty much the same game with updated graphics + some new stuff, or a whole new game?

I'm tempted to grab Command HQ off of Steam, too. This is another game that is just fun, even though it's pretty ancient. The mouse interface is pretty good for its time and the gamplay is awesome. I used to modem play this with a real nice guy that sold games at the same store I did when it was new. Many late nights..

I'm in nostalgia mode for some reason.. Trying to pay my data limiting ISP less, too, by playing some *sigh* single player..

I picked up AoE2 HD and its expansions awhile back. TBH, I haven't played enough of it to notice the AI changes, but the new supported resolutions are more aesthetically pleasing compared to the resolutions supported on my old disk. I should also note that I primarily got the HD version because the original version has some texture color issues on windows 7 that require some tinkering around with system settings to fix. There are new textures and map types (and a new map size, LudiKRIS, that requires a beast of a computer to run), increased max pop count (500), and the expansions add new factions/units/buildings, but ultimately it's still AoE2. It also has the steam workshop integrated for easier mod installation, if you're into that sort of thing.
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Post by: Xev on September 28, 2016, 10:05:10 PM
I think I have to get this. Was looking around for the original aoe ii when I saw it. I really like the original but the graphics seemed to get grainier the larger my screens got. Then I see this HD version and I'm thinking that's the way to go if it's pretty much the same game just easier to read graphics. I'm very much looking forward to getting this, actually!

Since posting I've had too much green pried from my steely grip .. so I have to let that nausea fade, first. I miss having the old version around as a reliable source of fun. Great game.

I wonder if anyone actually multiplays it. I could possibly get into that.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on October 03, 2016, 11:06:39 AM
Gave Overwatch a try, because of the free weeekend.  I don't think it's really My Game, but it's fun to try out all the characters.  I'm mostly using Pharah, because she's so straightforward (which is both a strength and a weaknesses)

Playing a little of Paladins now.   It feels a lot like Overwatch (and a couple of characters are extremely similar to Overwatch characters in terms of their ability set), but the more I play it, the more differences I find.  (The card system, for example)

Also playing Star Trek Online, I'm back to fooling around in The Division (gathering Phoenix Credits in anticipation of the 1.4 update), still haven't finished Bravely Second (I'm saved AT the final boss, but I keep getting distracted), ran a marathon of Marvel Avengers Alliance on the day it closed, I'm in the middle of a Nuclear Autumn run in Kingdom of Loathing that I can't seem to finish (got distracted by the Time-Twitching Tower), I'm planning on trying to finally hit the level cap in Dofus this weekend, and I still log into Marvel Heroes from time to time (including today, since I like Midtown Madness on Mondays).

... it takes all those games to replace City of Heroes.
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Post by: Vee on November 02, 2016, 05:39:43 PM
Here's a free Steam code for Never Alone for whoever wants.
W7XKE-9JQLA-N9A4J

Enjoy, it's supposed to be good but it's still in my infinite queue so I can't say first hand.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on November 03, 2016, 07:52:40 PM
Currently playing a Distant Worlds (4x space strategy game) campaign as a human republic. After a long campaign to evict some pirates that were constantly harassing civilian freighters from a star cluster, I've found my empire muddled in a seemingly endless conflict between two rival alliances (which can basically be described as the humanoids versus the non-humanoids). My empire's main contribution to the conflict thus far has been its war with the Atuuk Kingdom (small, aggressive fur balls), in which the Atuuks committed genocide via orbital bombardment at several of my fringe colonies while I sent a task force to seize their capital. I eventually won the war against the Atuuks and took their core worlds, but the enemy coalition remains massive and the conflict has quagmired. Meanwhile the costs of maintaining my military are slowly bankrupting my empire. Good times.
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Post by: ricodah on November 04, 2016, 08:03:34 AM
Taking a break from TSW but started playing Final Fantasy Brave: Exvius on mobile.  Turn-base rpg, F2P, lots of fun.  Play to gain character levels, player rank, gear, NRG (Expend NRG to play missions), gil (Money), and lapis (Used to buy extra characters).  There's updates every couple of weeks with more characters, events and sometimes content (New island/zone to explore was added last week).

Linear storyline, can backtrack and do old missions pick up missed items or to grind a few levels. Some characters are new but most are from previous FF games.  For example, I'm using Lightning (FF13), Cecil (FF4), Lenna (FF5), Tellah (FF4) and Chizuru (FFBE).

It's worth checking out if you're a fan of FF.
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Post by: therain93 on November 14, 2016, 07:47:41 AM
Here's a free Steam code for Never Alone for whoever wants.
W7XKE-9JQLA-N9A4J

Enjoy, it's supposed to be good but it's still in my infinite queue so I can't say first hand.

Thanks!

Lately I've been playing lots of Overwatch in short bursts, otherwise Pillars of Eternity  (and now soon Never Alone).
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Post by: saipaman on November 14, 2016, 12:18:20 PM
I started playing DC Universe On-Line.

It's entertaining in short bursts but I doubt they will ever see any of my money.
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Post by: Vee on November 14, 2016, 02:32:29 PM
yw :D

I just finished Oceanhorn which is basically Zelda the Wind Waker without wind waking (i.e. the boat just takes you where you indicate on the map), leaf floating or chickens. Fun, though only occasionally semi-challenging (feels like a game that's had the difficulty tuned down for QQs).
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Post by: Mister Hassenpheffer on November 14, 2016, 06:16:14 PM
Empyrion Galactic Survival

Survival game, Grow your own food, build your own vehicles/bases, mine ore, survive drone attacks, kill, loot monsters. Rent your own servers.

Singleplayer, Multiplayer, co-op and pvp.

I tend to steer clear of pvp.

What would really be cool... is if a bunch of city folk started their own server and made... a city...

Edit:  There are plans for character customizing and armor crafting. They have a very active dev team. Updates are often. There is a creative mode that allows to create without limits. You can save your creation as a blueprint and when you gather enough resources in game you can craft and spawn your creation. You can also affect the environment. It's similar to no man's sky, but actual multiplayer.
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Post by: ukaserex on November 14, 2016, 06:21:06 PM
I'm playing Madden NFL '08 on PC, Billionaire II, Sim City 4 and Chess.
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Post by: Castegyre on November 14, 2016, 07:30:32 PM
I started playing DC Universe On-Line.

It's entertaining in short bursts but I doubt they will ever see any of my money.

I think it's worth while to play through the story lines at least.

The races are also fun if that's the sort of thing people like.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on November 21, 2016, 04:47:55 AM
I'm playing Madden NFL '08 on PC

I really wish EA would go back to releasing Madden (and their NHL series) on PC.  :-\

Finally got a character to level 72 (plus OP level 1) in Borderlands 2 over the weekend.
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Post by: saipaman on November 21, 2016, 05:24:04 AM
I think it's worth while to play through the story lines at least.

I'm still playing with the hope of getting hooked on the game.
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Post by: Blondeshell on December 03, 2016, 10:13:43 PM
Just saw this posted today, in case anyone plays TLOU:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Wnvvj33Wo
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Post by: Teikiatsu on December 04, 2016, 01:22:21 AM
Elder Scrolls Online, got through the intro.  Haven't done much since.

XCOM Unknown, wife bought it and I liked it enough to download myself.

Still miss my CoHV :(
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Post by: Protocol 9 on December 05, 2016, 11:37:58 PM
Well, now that EVE now has an F2P option, I've popped back in to try and get used to the place since I know my old corp wanted me back.

I've already lost one scout and almost lost my favorite miner to a pirate. The place hasn't changed.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on December 10, 2016, 02:12:17 AM
Well, now that EVE now has an F2P option, I've popped back in to try and get used to the place since I know my old corp wanted me back.

I've already lost one scout and almost lost my favorite miner to a pirate. The place hasn't changed.

EVE - just in case you forgot that humanity can be awful
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on December 11, 2016, 07:39:16 AM
EVE - just in case you forgot that humanity can be awful

It really depends on perspective.  After all, it can sometimes take awhile to return to one's home station, so why not help someone get home quickly (via torpedo application)?


Lately I've been enjoying two indie sci-fi first person shooters (despite their low player counts), Toxikk and Angels Fall First.

Some screenshots, because I enjoy taking screenshots.
Spoiler for Hidden:
Angels Fall First
(https://i.imgur.com/raZ54Ap.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hs5Z6y1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OxwllXy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lmYSFPe.jpg)

Toxikk
(https://i.imgur.com/xv1nw1b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/45ep3L7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AlwruSm.jpg)

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Post by: Nyx Nought Nothing on February 18, 2017, 12:49:05 AM
Currently it's Elder Scrolls Online. i'd pretty much stopped playing over a year ago, but the addition of housing and the upcoming addition of the island of Morrowind convinced me to go back. Started over with a new Sorcerer as i like to start fresh if i've been away from an MMO for a long time and it's a lot better than when i left. The auto-scaling of level for all zones and the rest of the changes have made it much better in my opinion, i'm having quite a bit of fun. Still mostly treating it as a solo game with random chat, but i plan to do some group content soon.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on February 19, 2017, 02:05:45 AM
In the realm of video games, Fallout 4.

... should I count tabletop games of Scion and Pathfinder?  Those are really what I'm enjoying right now.  (Scion has me playing a masked luchador - yes, he wears the mask all the time, like El Santo, his hero - who is the son of the Aztec god of war Huitzilopochtli, while Pathfinder sees me playing a gnome bard, where the character has already died and been reincarnated as a female half-orc.  She's handling the sex change fine, but she doesn't actually like being so tall).

Soon to be accompanied by an Against The Dark Yogi game where I'll be playing a Legendary Indian hero based loosely on Michael Knight (because "Charioteer", which comes with its own special vehicle and a driver, is actually a class in AtDY), and we might be putting together a Call of Cthulhu game where I'll probably playing a woman named Lady Florence Beatrice Huntington (inspired by a recent Judge John Hodgman episode about Flowbees and a Tumblr post (http://minutia-r.tumblr.com/post/143745058970/where-did-you-learn-to-fight-like-that-i-have))

Edit just to note: Man, did I really create that CoC character back in February?  We didn't have our first CoC session until last week, October 8th.  Still haven't played Against the Dark Yogi.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on February 21, 2017, 08:37:06 AM
Just finished up a Crusader Kings 2 campaign. Starting as the count of Ferrara in Italy, my dynasty went on to become kings of Bavaria.

Some highlights include:
-Kidnapping a liege to steal his duchy
-2 instances of an uncle murdering his niece to steal the throne
-Horse MD, a horse who became a renowned physician, poet, crusader, and cardinal. Also noteworthy for seducing several human women.
-Almost having the dynasty wiped out by the plague, forcing an old disfigured man to seduce nearly every woman in the realm in a desperate gambit to produce sons to continue the dynasty
-Winning the kingdom of Galicia in a crusade, without having actually joined the crusade
-A cannibal king beloved by all
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Post by: Vee on February 21, 2017, 08:39:34 AM
No cream monopoly? And you call yourselves kings of Bavaria.
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Post by: Safehouse on February 23, 2017, 12:20:31 PM
I've been playing FFXIV a ton lately and, to a lesser extent, The Secret World. They've been kind of my mainstay games for the last 1.5-2 years, but it's hard to play both at once so I often play one for a long time, and then switch over to the other.

Community is a big part of it for me. My experience with both communities has been incredibly positive; I've even developed a fair number of strong friendships in FFXIV, with people in a guild (first guild since CoH). The worlds in both games are interesting and immersive, with stories and character into which it's easy to become invested. And, despite complaints about TSW's, I love both of the games' combat systems.

That said, I've been missing City of something awful lately. It's hard to describe; I miss it so much that I actually feel it physically. Been listening to the soundtrack, but it's still hard. I can't believe that, going on five years after shut down, I could miss something this much. Perhaps it's time to start writing my CoH stories.

I had tried DCUO and Champions, but neither worked for me. DCUO's public chat was atrocious when I was on (maybe it's gotten better, idk) and my interactions with other players were... not good. It turned me off a lot. Champions just failed to grab any of my interest.
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Post by: therain93 on February 25, 2017, 04:32:53 PM
I play Overwatch mostly during events, so the Sunday before the end of Capture the Rooster was the last I had played it.  I recently finished Xcom-Enemy Within yet again, and have begun Xcom 2, which is kicking my butt in a fun way ( ' :

I also picked up Westerado, a fun little side scroller adventure game and been playing a bit of Invisible.

I started Kingdoms of Amalur, but didn't find it very compelling and I did start Pillars of Eternity, which is a nice throw back to Bioware RPGs, but I put it on pause until I finish Xcom2 (once or twice ; ' )

I logged into my Neverwinter, TESO, and SWTOR accounts just last night to peruse characters, but no mmo has nearly approached my love and interest playing City of Heroes.

I do have some spare steam keys
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on February 25, 2017, 06:16:36 PM
Since finishing up my CK2 campaign, I've gone back to playing Toxikk. Fun game reminiscent of unreal tournament, but the player base is small.
https://youtu.be/a9AcHqxqvHU
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Post by: Vee on February 25, 2017, 07:34:31 PM

I do have some spare steam keys

I've been considering starting a separate thread for that, as I have them fairly often with all the bundles I buy. What do we think?
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Post by: therain93 on February 27, 2017, 06:48:10 AM
I've been considering starting a separate thread for that, as I have them fairly often with all the bundles I buy. What do we think?

I'm all for a "Wentworth's" Subforum for trading and selling ( ' :
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Post by: AlphaFerret on March 03, 2017, 08:53:14 PM
Just went back to Middle Earth online, and picked up the original xbox with a bunch of old games....hope to launch some terror on the beach goers with Jaws Unleashed this weekend;)
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Post by: LaughingAlex on March 09, 2017, 12:23:40 AM
I managed to solve 99% of my ILS(Infinite loading screen) issues with fallout 4 when I upgraded my system, although I also play starbound on and off.  Been toying with CO again, although it's clear the game is even more of a shadow than it ever has been.  A shame really.

There is just something about fallout 4, probably the fact that while it's not the best for roleplaying, the funny Mechinima "Psycho" gets me into the game time and again.  It's kind of like Oblivion to the elder scrolls games, very easy to want to mod it simply to make it less generic I guess.

Now installing yet another armor mod....and no I don't download the slut mods(Hate, hate, hate, hate them, always animeish to).
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Post by: cmgangrel on March 09, 2017, 06:10:52 AM
Elite dangerous pretty much takes up all of my time in one form or another.

If I am not ingame, I am working on voicepacks for Voice Attack
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on March 16, 2017, 03:57:20 AM
I have been on a huge Dark Souls binge.  I beat the 1st a couple of times over the last couple months and now have moved onto Dark Souls 2 Scholar of the First Sin. I always forgot about great the souls games are.
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Post by: cmgangrel on March 16, 2017, 08:08:38 PM
I have been on a huge Dark Souls binge.  I beat the 1st a couple of times over the last couple months and now have moved onto Dark Souls 2 Scholar of the First Sin. I always forgot about great the souls games are.

They are definitely games that make you *think* about how to approach your enemy
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on March 22, 2017, 08:01:15 PM
Still mostly playing Toxikk, even got into making maps for it (which I've found scratches that sort of Minecraft/Space Engineers creative build itch).

And because I'm a glutton for screenshots...
Spoiler for Hidden:

(https://i.imgur.com/6RxpNYF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2YAsva5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/z9WWIbI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TfAJR3W.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hsytq3d.jpg)


Too bad only a few of the handful of players that play the game play on the servers hosting custom maps. :/
Ah well.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on March 26, 2017, 05:25:42 PM
Horizon Zero Dawn.

Amazing open world game with my favorite main character in a long time.  It's set in a distant post-apocalyptic future, but one in which nature has reclaimed the world and humanity is mostly living in organized tribes and kingdoms (some, like the one your character grows up in, being more primitive than others).  Machine-animals roam the countryside alongside some real animals, and both are hunted.  Nobody questions the reasons there are machines, they've just always been.

Aloy, the main character, is an outcast from one of the most primitive tribes in the game, but as a child she falls into some ruins and finds a "Focus" (a piece of ancient/futuristic technology) that lets her see things and access databases on them.  She's also very good with bows, slings, a staff, and a number of other primitive-seeming weapons.  The weapons and ammo are built using machine parts, so they're much more powerful than they appear to be at first glance.  Even the bows are modern compound bows rather than simple sticks and twine, and the slings have sticky bombs and shock grenades for ammo rather than rocks or slugs.  And she's highly acrobatic, able to climb sheer cliff faces (or giant "Tallneck" machines) with only some handholds.

There's two intertwining plots.  One involves the Old Ones' technology, a group of people trying to dig up ancient superweapons, and how Aloy fits into all that.  The other is about a different group trying to destroy a now-peaceful kingdom (after the previous king had made everyone hate them).  And, of course, side quests up the wazoo.

It's nothing revolutionary in terms of gameplay, but it's very, very polished.  The controls are very tight, I like the weapon selection (seven types of weapons, each of which has three versions.  The better versions shoot more types of ammo and have more mod slots), and I really love the Overriding mechanic (which lets you beneficially "corrupt" machine animals, turning them friendly towards you and your allies).  I like minor things like being able to edit the HUD, or to make "quests" out of looking for parts to buy or craft weapons, armor, and upgrades.

The combat encourages stealth, but doesn't rely on it.  Being able to quietly take down machines without others noticing you is helpful, but there's no reason you can't go in tossing grenades and knocking them down with your spear if that's what you prefer.  There's various types of armor for different playstyles (one that improves stealth, one that protects against melee attacks, one that protects against ranged attacks, four that strongly protect against individual elements - fire, ice, shock, and poison/corruption - and one that protects against all four elements but not as well), and different skills that likewise support different playstyles (melee skills, stealth strike skills, ranged skills, etc).

Mostly, though, it's the Overriding thing I really enjoy.  Overriding a creature gives it additional strength and health, so it can easily defeat others of its type.  (And the skill, Call Mount +, that lets you summon an Overridden creature to ride even if you haven't manually Overridden it)  You can also Override other machines for plot purposes (like to build bridges, open doors, or start a boss fight - heck, you have to Override certain computers in order to learn how to Override more types of machine animals).  As someone who loved Masterminds on our old game, Overriding enemies is a lot of fun.

The most immersion-breaking thing I've found is that everyone apparently speaks and reads modern English.  (And it's not just a translation thing - Aloy has no trouble understanding the recordings or text of the "Old Ones")

If you have a PS4, I really, really recommend it.  I haven't finished it yet myself - because I keep getting distracted with sidequests, exploration quests, and just overriding robot T.Rexes and watching them go to town - but I feel like I'm getting close.

(Oh, yeah, and the title does totally make sense, eventually)

Edit: Apparently, speaking and reading modern English isn't an oversight.  The game's world is a lot stranger than I thought it was.
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Post by: thunderforce on April 06, 2017, 05:44:53 AM
I just finished an EU3 campaign (normal difficulty). I started as Rajputana (an Indian minor state), formed Hindustan, took over India, kicked the hordes out of Siberia, worked West to take Persia and a stretch of the southeast Mediterranean coast, then squashed Europe - the Holy Roman Empire is effectively dead since Hindustan holds essentially all of modern-day Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and France, leaving Spain (formed by Castille) and England as the only major Western powers relatively intact. Oddly the Eastern Roman Empire made a bit of a comeback - I suspect because I've basically gutted most of their usual adversaries.

What takes most of my time, though, is Crawl; a roguelike (actually a roguelike, not a vaguely roguelike-ish game like FTL) that distinguishes itself from most others by being fairly consistently tough all through the game, in sharp contrast to (say) NetHack's middle game where virtually every monster is a windshield kill. It's worth a look if you like roguelikes and keyboard-snapping frustration.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on April 07, 2017, 06:38:08 AM
I just finished an EU3 campaign (normal difficulty). I started as Rajputana (an Indian minor state), formed Hindustan, took over India, kicked the hordes out of Siberia, worked West to take Persia and a stretch of the southeast Mediterranean coast, then squashed Europe - the Holy Roman Empire is effectively dead since Hindustan holds essentially all of modern-day Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and France, leaving Spain (formed by Castille) and England as the only major Western powers relatively intact. Oddly the Eastern Roman Empire made a bit of a comeback - I suspect because I've basically gutted most of their usual adversaries.


That's the thing with EU3, once you get a nice blob going only the major powers can challenge you. It actually simulates the rise of modern nation states and globe spanning empires quite well (of course it's normally the European powers stretching out, but skilled players can buck the historical trend as you did).

In my last EU3 campaign I started as little Utrecht, grew my wealth and power via generating and selling great persons, acquired some coastal provinces, formed the Netherlands, colonized much of Africa and southern Asia, and in the late game became embroiled in a series of unending inconclusive conflicts with the French blob. Good times.

As for the growth of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantines or Ottomans?), one possible reason may be that it received the "lucky nation" bonuses (which one can adjust at the start of a campaign).
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Post by: thunderforce on April 07, 2017, 05:17:30 PM
I doubt it, I didn't use lucky nations. (Byzantines; the Ottomans aren't the Roman Empire). I think it's really just down to me eating Persia, gutting the Mamluks, and repeatedly killing off the armies of most of the other powers in the area. A big Georgia is the main buffer between my Persian possessions and the Romans, and they keep getting pulled into wars with me and getting their army wiped, which leaves the Byzantines basically with a lot of minors to eat.

The game did reach the point of being too big a blob for anyone to touch me (especially when I conquered a line of provinces from my European territories to my ex-horde territories, eliminating the distant-overseas penalty for all of Europe) but I had a satisfying number of problems on the way. (In comparison, the previous game as Thuringia was hard until I'd got enough vassals to be Holy Roman Emperor but then, one French war aside, steady steamrollering).

I had the usual initial clashes with the Timurids after taking Sind, which are always Fun since they've got a colossal army. Fortunately, the AI doesn't anticipate declarations of war by the horde mechanic at all, and this meant I could get my armies up past the Indus valley into their mountains before their stacks arrived; with the defensive bonusses and Military Drill I could fight them off repeatedly, albeit with little prospect of actually killing a stack. Conversely the Timmies bled Delhi white, which meant I could easily stab Delhi when they were weak and get the provinces I needed there.

Next problem was Vijayanagar, who had the last of the provinces I needed for Hindustan - and more territory and Grand Army, which gave them about twice my troops - and no inclination to send them all off and get them killed abroad. I used Infiltrate Administration repeatedly to see what they were up to (mostly, building more troops - this impasse lasted for years) until their armies were widely separated enough I had a prospect of defeating them in detail. This was a bit of a gamble since we were both allied with Golconda; I had better relations but if Golconda had gone the other way I'd have has a bit of a struggle. As it was they honoured the alliance with me, and Vijayanagar was pretty straightforward.

I didn't colonise the steppes until very late in this game. If you do it before Westernisation (especially Military Modernisation and its attendant revolt risk) it's a disaster; those huge provinces mean you need a lot of rebel suppression armies because it takes forever to march anywhere, since they're also quite low value you're not actually getting any benefit, and furthermore because of the speed you can do it, it's a sure route to Overextension. If you do take a big hit to revolt risk (say, Modernisation and/or Overextension) you can basically do nothing except fight rebels on the steppes. I think I eventually did it when I had Regimental System (in DW, reduces upkeep) and the European situation had stabilised a bit, when I could afford a lot of extra armies on the steppes. I eventually colonised everything up there - Ming almost never sends any colonists.

I didn't cheese Westernisation by selling a province; I noticed one of the African minors had got onto the North African coast next to Venice, and conquered that. (This is also quite metagamey :-/ ). A series of bribes kept Venice sweet; I had good luck with the necessary Administration on monarchs, but my reserve plan was to go Noble Republic (which I did as a convenient route to Republican Dictatorship anyway) to let me cherry-pick good administrators. I sold the province to Venice afterwards since frankly it was junk.

I started the European conquest with the Papal State; easy to get to from Alexandria (my first conquest on the Mediterranean coast; it wasn't a core at that point, which gave me dreadful naval attrition problems) and not part of the HRE - once you've got a foothold you can fill it with armies but the first conquest has to be done by shuttling them across in transports (and I didn't have anything like naval superiority over the big HRE powers) so it'd better be unambitious. The extra missionaries from Roma were also part of the plan to Hindu-ise everyone - while I'd gone heavily Innovative, I usually spam Colleges for the magistrates (a very slow-building plan but one which eventually means you're slapping down 2 buildings a month) and it's easy to add some Cathedrals and get into positive missionaries. Vexingly, Hindu powers don't get extra missionaries from Judea or Mecca.

Once I'd gobbled non-HRE Italy the first few HRE wars were bloodbaths - Bohemia, Bavaria, Austria, Hungary, and Burgundy (a huge Burgundy that had guzzled most of France) had huge stacks and kept being called into wars with me. I don't generally like forcing people to release nations (it means more infamy for your own conquests) but had to do it a few times to cut them down to size, especially the colossal Burgundy. I had the usual problem where the Emperor gets called to every war with you, so you are always in a truce with them and can't declare on them directly to take some of their territory; more than once I ended up attacking enough people at once to take ten years' infamy burnoff in one go, letting the truce with the Emperor expire and then attacking them directly.

That was all the hard stuff, though. After about 1700 it was plain sailing, but I got more interest out of this game than most,
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Post by: eabrace on April 07, 2017, 05:44:24 PM
Tony got me hooked on UnEpic. It plays like a NES era throwback in the style of Castlevania with a twisted, sarcastic sense of humor (with a touch of Leisure Suit Larry) that parodies several domains of nerd culture.  There's a under 18 setting and an over 18 setting.

Bonus:  I pay close attention to things like a game's footprint on my hard drive and the resources it consumes when it runs.  This game is delightfully compact. 
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on April 22, 2017, 12:20:17 AM
Any one knows of a good mmo to play? I pretty much threw TSW in the trash.
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Post by: Exxar on April 22, 2017, 06:59:50 PM
IIRC you mentioned disliking reticule targeting so ESO is unfortunately out as far as I remember, and that would be the first MMO I'd recommend to anyone these days. Another recommendation would be FFXIV, it's a traditional tab-targeting, multi-quickbar game and has a lot of great systems but it's also a bit of an acquired taste. I like SWTOR very much, another very traditional MMO, but if you're not into Star Wars it could be a bit too WoW-y for you. Unless you like WoW, but in that case I suppose you wouldn't be asking this question. And oh yeah, although I have not played it in a long while, LOTRO is another rather traditional MMO I can recommend. There are also Rift and Wildstar, but the former is probably a non-starter if you don't like WoW, and the latter has it's own issues (besides being NCSoft's next chopping block candidate). I had a blast in Wildstar though for a couple of months.
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Post by: AlphaFerret on April 23, 2017, 06:18:54 PM
Any one knows of a good mmo to play? I pretty much threw TSW in the trash.

I would suggest LOTRO if you are a fan of Middle Earth.  If you can stomach NCSoft, GW2 and Aion are both interesting.  If you enjoy a pvp world, check out Warhammer:  Return of Reckoning....
Since the loss of the City, all MMOs are pretty boring.....
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on April 23, 2017, 06:46:16 PM
I would suggest LOTRO if you are a fan of Middle Earth.  If you can stomach NCSoft, GW2 and Aion are both interesting.  If you enjoy a pvp world, check out Warhammer:  Return of Reckoning....
Since the loss of the City, all MMOs are pretty boring.....
That's the truth, in fact I have made wftg Star Wars Tor my home game now :(.I do not mind Nc to a point. But thank you for your suggestion same with Exxar.
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Post by: LaughingAlex on April 23, 2017, 08:00:56 PM
I would suggest LOTRO if you are a fan of Middle Earth.  If you can stomach NCSoft, GW2 and Aion are both interesting.  If you enjoy a pvp world, check out Warhammer:  Return of Reckoning....
Since the loss of the City, all MMOs are pretty boring.....

I think, even before CoH, mmo's have been pretty boring.  The first mmo I played was lineage 2, I got bored pretty quickly.  I played GW for about 2 years, but ultimately got bored of having to wait around for some person of x or y all the time in 90% of it's content, like the only time a player could get a character through it's story in the later releases was when they were first released.  Especially luxon side, god forbid a player get through one mission without having heroes from nightfall, or a few monks, since it was 100% impossible(escort mission with ultra weak and fragile escorts).  After playing CoH when I tried going back to GW, I felt to limited and pidgin holed into only 1-2 things.  That was when I realised mmorpg's were crap; if players are so ultra dependent on one another that they wait for a person who only does one thing, how can they be fun?

I often feel like, every time I read on a game, I see the same forced teamplay with a tendency to force people to either damage, heal, or tank.  Or even a variant in which a player never gets to attack anything.  I mean where is the strategy, really?  Some mmorpg players reply to that with "If you want strategy play a strategy game".  Which I think is short sighted, even the "dumb shooters" that mmorpg players often criticize have strategy in them.  Racing games have strategy, even.  Every time I see the same mechanics in a game whenever I read a review or read forum posts, I'm thinking "It has to be as repetitive as GW actually was".  Or even worst, as boring and repetitive as lineage 2.

When the exact same plan is executed over, and over, and over, and over again there isn't any more strategy or thought or decisions being made anymore.  Even split second decisions are still decisions.  MMORPG's become a snooze fest for me because there is no strategy that I get in every other genre i play.  And course, I don't think it helps so many players seem to ask for that kind of strategy-less and repetitive gameplay.  Why?  Why would anyone want the same thing over and over again?  I mean the only incentive can't be fun anymore if it's so routine.  The item rewards?  Good grief I sometimes wonder if the players need some psychological help.

I mean they love the rewards but the gameplay itself isn't fun, people have even called the genre full of skinner boxes.  I feel that, the genre's developers and publishers just aren't willing to take chances and when players try to shoe-horn into those taking chances into not taking chances, it's no wonder we cannot find anything fun.

I tried secret world after CoX shutdown, didn't enjoy it.  Felt AoC was kinda dull to, all it had was boobs and some violence.  CO course...well we all know how I feel about that game.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on April 24, 2017, 01:33:59 PM
Been playing Yooka-Laylee.  It's pretty good.

It's Banjo-Kazooie/Banjo-Tooie with a fresh coat of paint, with all that implies, good and bad.  It keeps a few aspects of the old games it really shouldn't have, like a slightly wonky camera, and I wish it didn't have quite so many timed puzzles, but in generally, I enjoyed the old Banjo games, and I'm enjoying this.
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Post by: nicoliy on April 24, 2017, 09:42:35 PM
Persona 5 currently and probably for a long while lol.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on April 25, 2017, 12:50:14 AM
I've been playing Mass Effect Andromeda.  It's overwhelmingly okay, I am a fan of the Mass Effect Lore so I enjoy that but it isn't quite...good.  If you like the lore of the ME universe give it a shot, but it isn't a redemption for 3 by any means.


I think, even before CoH, mmo's have been pretty boring.  The first mmo I played was lineage 2, I got bored pretty quickly.  I played GW for about 2 years, but ultimately got bored of having to wait around for some person of x or y all the time in 90% of it's content, like the only time a player could get a character through it's story in the later releases was when they were first released.  Especially luxon side, god forbid a player get through one mission without having heroes from nightfall, or a few monks, since it was 100% impossible(escort mission with ultra weak and fragile escorts).  After playing CoH when I tried going back to GW, I felt to limited and pidgin holed into only 1-2 things.  That was when I realised mmorpg's were crap; if players are so ultra dependent on one another that they wait for a person who only does one thing, how can they be fun?

To be fair those were all pretty "blah" MMO's in my opinion, besides CoH.  My favorite so far has been CoH, EQ 1 and 2, DAoC, Shadowbane, and Ultima online.  Anarchy Online was interesting and ACII was pretty good.  Around the time Lineage II came out is when I feel like I started to notice the new generation of MMO.  Some for better like CoH, some for worse like GW or Lineage II.  Before that 2003ish time MMO's were played by a lot fewer people, and like any product when it becomes popular risks over saturation. 

MMO's were originally meant for people who like RPGs and wanted it on a huge and constant world.  When that was the niche it was easier to give the gamers what they wanted, now MMO's have to appeal to everyone if they want to compete.  It sounds to me like you got started right around that time when the new trend was beginning which is unfortunate, you may have enjoyed the hay days of the older MMO's. 

Personally, I miss the days of exploring for hours on end to get across the world to find other players who don't speak the same in-game language as you and their NPC's are openly hostile to you in EQ.  Or in UO running the risk of finding roaming PKing bandits who were KoS by town guards so they had to make their own communities using houses and merchants.  But sadly that isn't the way of MMO's anymore.  They feel more like just "online games" to me then they do "constant RPG worlds" now.

Then again. maybe because I was quite young (young teenager) playing these games I may be looking at them with Nostalgia goggles on.
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Post by: Xev on April 27, 2017, 02:03:37 PM
Felt AoC was kinda dull to, all it had was boobs

Wait! Someone finally took my suggestion for an MMO and I missed it???

"ALL".....?


(hehe)
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Post by: Nos482 on May 08, 2017, 08:52:36 PM
Plague Inc: Evolved (http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/25-plague-inc-evolved)
It ain't new, but I only learned about it yesterday... and I love it.

(https://i.imgur.com/buU9KSU.png)

Bwahahahahaha!!1 ;D
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Post by: psduckie on May 09, 2017, 02:19:40 AM
Right now I'm waiting for a dungeon queue in FF14.  I also play WoW, ESO, a bit of STO, and whatever game the MMO Book Club subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/TheMMOBookclub/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/TheMMOBookclub/)) is playing.
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Post by: thunderforce on May 09, 2017, 06:14:18 AM
Plague Inc: Evolved (http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/25-plague-inc-evolved)
It ain't new, but I only learned about it yesterday... and I love it.

It's basically the old Pandemic Flash games in a glossy package, but to be fair, they were OK...
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Post by: cmgangrel on May 10, 2017, 01:52:31 PM
Right now I'm waiting for a dungeon queue in FF14.  I also play WoW, ESO, a bit of STO, and whatever game the MMO Book Club subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/TheMMOBookclub/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/TheMMOBookclub/)) is playing.

I just restarted FFXIV myself a couple of days ago... didn;t realise that I had left a level 40 character (cap was 50 at the time) all alone....
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Post by: Thunder Glove on May 10, 2017, 10:13:44 PM
The current MMO Book Club game is Lord of the Rings Online.  I installed it and have been playing it for the past couple hours, but it's so slow (CoH has forever spoiled me as far as base running speed goes), and the characters are unappealing.

... I like that they have two pet-summoning classes, though (and, as befits the theme, neither one is a necromancer - Lore-Masters summon animals, Captains have a human Herald).
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Post by: thunderforce on May 11, 2017, 12:57:31 AM
The current MMO Book Club game is Lord of the Rings Online.  I installed it and have been playing it for the past couple hours, but it's so slow (CoH has forever spoiled me as far as base running speed goes), and the characters are unappealing.

I played quite a bit of it but burned out around January. The good, for me, was a coherent vision of Middle-Earth untainted by Peter Jackson. The bad's the really fairly pedestrian MMO combat and the looming presence of the trinity in the background (it's not as bad as some [1] but it's still definitely there). The ugly... well, it may seem a trivial gripe but after playing the City I really do want not to clip through other players and mobs. There's a much diminished sense of positioning in combat, I think, when there's no constraints on movement.

[1] I'm looking at you, Star Trek Online. What character possibilities do the vistas of space allow us? Tactical, Science, and Engineering. And guess what they correspond to? (In fairness, you can mix it up a bit with a character from one background and a ship from another, although this is probably just suboptimal...)
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Post by: cmgangrel on May 11, 2017, 10:15:16 AM
I played quite a bit of it but burned out around January. The good, for me, was a coherent vision of Middle-Earth untainted by Peter Jackson. The bad's the really fairly pedestrian MMO combat and the looming presence of the trinity in the background (it's not as bad as some [1] but it's still definitely there). The ugly... well, it may seem a trivial gripe but after playing the City I really do want not to clip through other players and mobs. There's a much diminished sense of positioning in combat, I think, when there's no constraints on movement.

And yet it took Paragon *how many* years to fix pets so that they didn't door block you.....
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Post by: Solitaire on May 11, 2017, 06:32:33 PM
Nothing at the moment, have tried most MMO's out there but got bored very quickly, CoH has made me feel spoilt to have the honour of playing the game. Will wait to see what the successors can do otherwise will continue to pop in and out of PC.
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Post by: Tubbius on May 12, 2017, 06:29:24 AM
Occasional Marvel Heroes, Soda Dungeon, The Long Dark, the Zero Escape series, and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on May 12, 2017, 08:04:04 AM
Just finished a Galactic Civilizations 2 campaign.

Played as a custom race called the Reptoids with bonuses to scientific research and the korath tech tree (slave labor n' stuff). I played a medium sized map and the other factions were the Terrans (stock faction, diplomatic), Drengin (stock faction, warlike), and the Bunzoids (custom race, cyborg rabbits that breed like, well, rabbits (thus high population)).

My starting position was located in the middle of the other three factions, so I knew I'd be surrounded for the entire game. I wound up colonizing three additional planets (one with toxic atmosphere, the other radioactive).

My first challenge came when the Terrans decided to seize some asteroid mining operations by destroying some influence starbases that kept them within the borders of my empire. The starbases along the border held them off for a time, but their superior numbers eventually prevailed, largely because my ships were slow-moving and I didn't want to pull them from the capital.

The second danger came from the Bunzoids, whose immense population allowed them to basically control the voting in the Council of Planets (space UN). There was one vote to decide where to locate the headquarters of the CoP (and get a huge influence boost as a result) and of course the Bunzoids won after voting for themselves. That caused their borders to expand to envelop one of my planets and I got a message it was threatening to secede to join the Bunzoids. Knowing I couldn't hold onto the colony, I sold it to the Drengins for some cash and technology (it seceded from the Drengins to join the Bunzoids a few turns later).

All the while my empire was short on cash due to running deficits due to interest payments on earlier ship/building purchases, which in turn was causing dissatisfaction among the populace. As a race with a scientific focus, however, I was able to sell off research to minor factions in return for liquidity. I also had an interest in providing some support for the minor factions, for there was a period where the Terrans and Bunzoids were focused on picking off the minor factions. By providing the minor factions with tech, they were better able to resist the other empires, slowing their expansions.

But this era of small conflicts came to an end when the Terrans and Bunzoids went to war with each other, a war from which the Bunzoids emerged victorious. The Terrans capitulated and surrendered all their territory and assets to the Bunzoids, who now controlled roughly 3/4 of the map. Seeking to build alliances and wealth, I began establishing trade routes with the other factions (all while appeasing the Bunzoids with gifts).

Needless to say, the Bunzoids had become a major threat, but an even greater threat emerged soon thereafter. The Dread Lords appeared and quickly cut through the northern parts of the Bunzoid empire with their super dreadnoughts, laying claim to a multitude of systems (among which were Earth (former Terran homeworld) and the planet I had sold off earlier). They then spread out throughout the galaxy, for no fleet could withstand them. They enforced their dominance of space by hunting and destroying every ship, fleet, trade route, and space station they could find, their fleets swarming the galaxy and filling it with death and destruction.

On the plus side, the Reptoid's debts had been paid off by then so they were running a budget surplus. This enabled them to buy ships at will. At first I tried to maintain the trade routes, but it became apparent that they didn't last long and only served to attract the Dread Lord fleets. By this point I had committed to going for the science victory condition, all I had to do was hold on to my planets. I also had the good fortune of a random event doubling the quality of my capital, enabling me to build additional buildings (mostly labs).

Then the Dread Lords set their sights on my capital planet, landing invasion forces which killed billions of Reptoids. After the first attempted invasion, the population on the capital was greatly depleted, forcing me to adopt a strategy of smuggling Reptoids from the radioactive planet colony to the capital, carefully evading the detection of patrolling Dread Lord ships. As it turns out, the plan was successful and while billions of reptoids perished in the final stand, they managed to research the victory technology, winning the game. Huzzah!
Title: Re: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: ZeeHero on May 12, 2017, 08:17:07 PM
Star Trek Online FYI avoids the trinity in a rather brilliant way. Any career can heal others, "tank" or dps, and in any possible permutation of the 3. They're all hybrids if you know how to build.

Teamwork still happens regardless of the fact there's no real dedicated tank or healer. Goes to show how wrong the mmo trinity bible bangers are.
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Post by: Vee on May 12, 2017, 09:16:22 PM
I don't think I'd quite call allowing hybrids of the three roles avoiding the trinity. avoiding the trinity is a /ta troller superteam :P
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Post by: ZeeHero on May 13, 2017, 11:06:37 AM
Well anytime someone is durable you  can liken them to a tank, anytime healing is possible you can see that aspect of a healer, and anytime damage is possible you can call that dps.

The components of the trinity will always be there, it's whether or not you're locked into rigid roles which counts.
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Post by: Nyx Nought Nothing on May 13, 2017, 06:19:00 PM
I don't think I'd quite call allowing hybrids of the three roles avoiding the trinity. avoiding the trinity is a /ta troller superteam :P
i tended to play Defenders, Corruptors, and Controllers with a variety of powersets. None of them did much healing on purpose (yes, Twilight Grasp has a fairly large heal as a side-effect, but that wasn't why i was usually using it, and the same thing for Howling Twilight's rez), instead focusing on buffing and/or debuffing with healing as the very occasional desperation move. By the standards of most Holy Trinity advocates that means they weren't really healers, so were they Tanks or DPS?


Edit: To be fair they did tend to do a fair bit of DPS when soloing and not focused on supporting teammates, as well as using aggro control to group mobs for AoE affection, so i guess they were hybrids solo and bad healers on teams?
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Post by: psduckie on May 13, 2017, 07:43:13 PM
i tended to play Defenders, Corruptors, and Controllers with a variety of powersets. None of them did much healing on purpose (yes, Twilight Grasp has a fairly large heal as a side-effect, but that wasn't why i was usually using it, and the same thing for Howling Twilight's rez), instead focusing on buffing and/or debuffing with healing as the very occasional desperation move. By the standards of most Holy Trinity advocates that means they weren't really healers, so were they Tanks or DPS?


Edit: To be fair they did tend to do a fair bit of DPS when soloing and not focused on supporting teammates, as well as using aggro control to group mobs for AoE affection, so i guess they were hybrids solo and bad healers on teams?

That reminds me of my time in RIFT back in the Storm Legion days.  My character did some DPS, yes, but his main focus was buffing and debuffing.  And I had so much fun doing that.  So would he have been DPS, since he did some damage?  No.  He was an Archon and an Archon was he.
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Post by: thunderforce on May 14, 2017, 01:03:31 PM
Star Trek Online FYI avoids the trinity in a rather brilliant way. Any career can heal others, "tank" or dps, and in any possible permutation of the 3. They're all hybrids if you know how to build.

I don't think it avoids the trinity at all. It's flat-out stuck in the trinity, a great disappointment given that a radically different setting to the standard generic-fantasy world might have inspired some novel game mechanics.
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Post by: ZeeHero on May 16, 2017, 09:10:37 PM
Lol have you even played the game? no ones ever "looking for tank" or "looking for healer". Any career can do any combination of things. it's quite freeform and fun.
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Post by: Xev on May 19, 2017, 05:41:44 AM
In STO if your build ends up looking like a tank then it's because you built a tank not because you're locked into being a tank. Or support, or dps. Most times I can't even tell you who is trying to play any of those roles in the teams I'm in - if anyone.

I pretty much always play my (1)Science/(2)Tac/(2)Engineer captains who are in Escort/Warbird/Cruiser/Sci ships pretty much the same way regardless of who's in my teams. I've never felt trinitied.

The ships probably dictate a trinity style setup more than anything.. And you can have more than one ship. Some ships are tanky, some have more power going to weapons, and only Science ships have secondary deflectors.

Currently, I probably play my Tac/Escort captain the most and you know in what role? TRADER.. If only I'd have made him a Ferengi. Would be SO fitting. He's my most developed and probably favorite build in combat, too.

STO is awesome if you're into space games and can get past the initial (learning of the 5 billion window interface) learning curve. It's not just about combat or holy trinitying. It's a classic space game. And it's in the Star Trek universe which is a special bonus for people that like that place.

no ones ever "looking for tank" or "looking for healer".

Pffft... I coulda just said.... That  ^^
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on May 28, 2017, 04:45:29 PM
Decided to give the new Unreal Tournament a spin this weekend. I found it quite fun once I got used to the new movement mechanics, despite the lack of double jump.
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Post by: Castegyre on May 28, 2017, 10:03:11 PM
I continue poking around in ESO with some people. Morrowind is a nice nostalgia trip. Some of it is very pretty. There's lots of people role playing and a lot of room for being casual, which is fine with me.

I'm still looking forward to Camelot Unchained and interested in some of the CoH projects in the works.

Every time I start playing a single player game I get bored. I think I'm addicted to garbage chat spam.
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Post by: Golden Ace on May 29, 2017, 11:41:04 AM
well, i played WoW for a few years up until the recent upgrade.  the nerf to paladins was too much.  couldn't play any longer.  just started FF14  not sure how I like it.  all the characters are so feminine. :/
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Post by: Thunder Glove on May 30, 2017, 03:32:26 PM
I tried to play Overwatch this weekend, but ...

As I mentioned in the Star Trek Online topic (https://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php?topic=11617.msg214120#msg214120), I had to stop playing STO because something in the cutscenes made my TV screen just shut itself off.  I had to go over to the TV, turn it off and on again, and then leave it in standby mode for a while before I could turn it back on again.

And this weekend, Overwatch started doing the same thing.  Something about the title screen did it (specifically, when it would momentarily flip back to the title screen when trying to find a match).

I can play any other game (or just watch TV) for hours with no trouble, but those games won't let me play (and only specific things trigger it, but they're specific things that I can't avoid doing).
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Post by: Xev on May 30, 2017, 08:17:44 PM
It almost sounds like your TV thinks it's getting a signal it can't handle due to a resolution change and so it safetyshutsoff or just (technically speaking) blergs out. Whatever the problem is, that sucks!

Since you had the STO prob, STO has made at least a few video tweaks. It would be worth seeing if the problem still exists or not. Since you're having it in more than one game, probly it does..., but, they have made changes that would make it worth trying again.

My TV.. has this thing that it always shuts off an hour after I have it turn itself on along with the PC in the morning. I have to manually set a timer on the TV, it's not smart enough to know the PC came on like my last TV.. This usually happens at the absolute worst time, of course. I have no idea in the world what makes it do that. I've been through every single possible setting for this thing, including the Power Save stuff. Highly annoying but at least I can just turn mine back on again.

Hope you get it figured out! Gotta have video..
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Post by: Thunder Glove on June 15, 2017, 11:23:19 AM
I reset some things on my television (for example, I put it in "Game Mode" instead of "Film Mode", which darkened the screen but increased the contrast), and it seems to be working better.  While it was in Film Mode, a particularly intense explosion on Killing Floor 2 caused the screen to shut off, but it hasn't happened since.

Oh, and also... playing Killing Floor 2 (one of June's PS Plus games), mostly solo.  Got a Level 20 Demolitionist.  Edit: and a Level 15 Field Medic.  And a Level 10 Firebug.  And a Level 7 Gunslinger and Support.  And a Level 5 Commando and Survivalist.

I just like blowing things up, I think.
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Post by: therain93 on June 15, 2017, 07:06:38 PM
Finally fired up Baldurs Gate: Enhanced Edition for a bit of a refreshing change.   I'm still fairly early in it, but I'm enjoying playing with my custom party like the old days.    There are some nice tweaks like being able to legitimately create a party (never cared for the npcs) rather than use the multiplayer workaround,  as well as having so many of the class kits to further customize them. Other quality of life changes include support for higher resolution character portraits that scale,  so you don't need 3 versions,  as well as being able to write notes into the journal.

I typically roll with 2 mages, but in a bit of nostalgia for my old characters across so many games, I opted for a party dominated mostly by fighters:  barbarian, paladin, kensai, ranger, invoker mage (because, fireball!), thief/cleric (utility toon ; ' )


Reviews of the Siege on Dragonspeare ecpansion that Beamdog created haven't been so good,  so i will likely go straight over to bgii.



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Post by: FlyingCarcass on June 18, 2017, 07:03:59 PM
Currently playing through Witcher 3. Fun game, but man is it looooong.
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Post by: AlphaFerret on July 13, 2017, 05:55:19 PM
Went back the Return of Reckoning ....it's a Warhammer thing...i can't escape it....
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Post by: skippy7721 on July 14, 2017, 01:12:58 AM
Does anyone know of any mmos that offer a similar amount of skills to use, whether they be toggles or attack powers like in CoH?
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Post by: themichigami on July 31, 2017, 09:18:29 PM
I've been playing mostly Minecraft and Starbound currently.  I play between a public modded FTB server and a friend's private whitelist-only vanilla minecraft server.  Starbound I just got back into a few months ago after I was sure they were done tinkering for a while after the last wipe and update of doom, so many beautiful worlds terraformed by hand into villages and megafarms lost... again. 

Playing starbound sometimes is a little hard on players, because occasionally there's an engine update that makes the old game files incompatible, so suddenly your entire universe and character and all the quests are gone and you have to start over from day one when you update.  It's a good game though and worth the hassle, at least to me and everyone else playing it too it seems.

I poke at other games as the mood takes me, but keep going back to minecraft a lot lately.
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Post by: DBadger on August 15, 2017, 08:50:30 AM
Looking forward to Agents of Mayhem releasing later today, got the pre load done
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Post by: Castegyre on September 01, 2017, 06:00:40 PM
I'm playing through class stories in SWTOR, popping in to a couple of games from time to time just to check on things, MHO, and Alpha Centauri.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on November 29, 2017, 04:44:35 PM
Gave EVE Valkyrie a spin over the weekend, a very fun space dogfighting game. I think the Strix is my favorite fighter thus far, small, nimble, and fast, it delete opponents with a powerful rail gun.
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Post by: puffdubin on December 09, 2017, 10:18:44 AM
Right now playing "COC"
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Post by: Crazyleo on December 09, 2017, 02:40:16 PM
Currently playing Skyrim with a spellblade build.

Also running a Pathfinder game every Wednesday night
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Post by: Harlequin565 on December 09, 2017, 09:53:17 PM
Factorio.

400 hours in 70 days of ownership.

I am slightly ashamed, but very good at automation.

It's got that "play for fun if you like and you can't really fail, but if you want to play a numbers game and get OP performance, you can." feel that CoX had even though it's a completely different game.

Discovering trains was like getting hover. Discovering circuit networks was like getting flight.

10/10 would watch Arcanaville stream it. :)
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Post by: AlphaFerret on December 16, 2017, 11:10:56 PM
Wandered back to Middle Earth.  I mean, who doesn't want to hunt some orcs?
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on December 17, 2017, 07:33:03 PM
Wandered back to Middle Earth.  I mean, who doesn't want to hunt some orcs?

PETO?
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Orcs)
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Post by: Tahquitz on December 18, 2017, 05:53:02 AM
PETO?
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Orcs)

PETO shouldn't watch this video, then (https://youtu.be/txvKrTplOVs?t=284).  Kumail Nanjiani's character might have a case.
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Post by: Crazyleo on December 30, 2017, 04:49:34 AM
Just started playing Breath of the Wild.
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on December 30, 2017, 06:27:10 AM
Now I am playing Xcom2, They are Billions, and Star Wars EAW. :)
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Post by: Power Gamer on December 30, 2017, 06:45:21 AM
Fallout Shelter, Star Wars Heroes
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Post by: Tubbius on December 31, 2017, 05:57:28 AM
Occasional Marvel Heroes, Soda Dungeon, The Long Dark, the Zero Escape series, and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.

Well, Marvel Heroes is gone, and I've uninstalled the Isaac games and two of the Zero Escape games, leaving the last one because I want to be able to watch the cutscenes in it at my leisure.  I haven't touched Soda Dungeon in a while.  I have restarted Star Wars: Dark Forces since I was able to get it back on my comp for a little over $2 on a Steam sale recently.

That leaves The Long Dark as my primary video game of choice at the moment.
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Post by: Night-Hawk07 on December 31, 2017, 06:27:28 AM
Been hopping back and forth between Assassin's Creed Origins and Battlefront II.
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Post by: AlphaFerret on January 04, 2018, 09:41:58 PM
PETO shouldn't watch this video, then (https://youtu.be/txvKrTplOVs?t=284).  Kumail Nanjiani's character might have a case.

That was an awesome video:)
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Post by: therain93 on January 06, 2018, 07:44:24 PM
I took a brief break from gaming somewhere in the middle of Baldur's gate (chapter 5), with a few brief stints in overwatch for event loot boxes.  No love during the steam winter sale this year,  but have spent maybe 6 or so hours playing Hard West. 


It's turn-based tactical,  much like Xcom, if you're into that.   Is got very good story,  very dark like the guys should be writing for Turbine..it's not like city of villains where you're kind of like trying to be a bad guy,  but not.... it's more like Tyranny (or Breaking Bad for a Tv reference)  where you fall/ falling and your decisions lend themselves to darker situations.   Combat is enjoyable,  although you can savescum as the RNG does not reseed.  Maybe my biggest critique is that it is a series of campaign scenarios bound together with exposition,  and is not very long.   It doesn't have that much replayability, though the end has some branching.   Worth a pickup, though maybe not full price if you are frugal--I look forward to seeing more come out of their studio.
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Post by: saipaman on January 08, 2018, 07:14:01 PM
I'm testing out Project Gorgon.

https://www.projectgorgon.com/

A big plus for me is the default key is similar to CoX.
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Post by: ryuplaneswalker on January 09, 2018, 09:51:04 AM
I just beat Persona 5...and started on Super Mario Odyssey
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Post by: therain93 on February 18, 2018, 04:00:34 PM
Played and finished Superhot....it came in a humble bundle...

Basically, it's a slight twist on Max Payne's (or Wet's) bullet-time.  That, and it reminds me a bit of Portal, in the sense that the Portal guys came up with a puzzle game mechanic that would quickly end up being very vanilla, if it weren't for them coming up with GladOS and the 'Chelle storyline.  So, it feels like the Superhot people came up with a simiiar game mechanic idea, except the story is not nearly as good.  Ultimately, it's barely a morsel of a game and I would not advise buying it....The one possible exception could be the VR experience. could bemore entertaining.

Other than that, I started up Mark of the Ninja again, which isn't that sophisticated, but does give you the option to fight or stealth your way through. Not entertaining enough to warrant a buy, unless super discounted.

Also started up the Scars of Freedom DLC in Hard West, but haven't found that story to be nearly as compelling as the original campaign scenarios.  The voice acting is kind of annoying, which doesn't help its cause.

Overwatch Year of the Dog loot isn't all that great, except for Genji, so I'm sitting it out.

I logged in and promptly logged out of SWtor after discovering the server merge eradicated most of my toon's names and the game play mechanics were changed yet again...it feels like they're are trying to nge the game...

I'm basically floating between games, not really latching onto anything.  To some extent, steam cards are actually driving what I play....  / ' :

RIP CoH.
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Post by: Vee on March 31, 2018, 08:27:45 PM
Been playing Halcyon6 - kind of a hybrid of a bunch of genres: Xcom like base management, Civ style species interaction with a Star Trek parody feel, some resource management/collection, and turn based RPG combat both in space and on land. Lots of fun and just so happens to be in the first tier of the current Humble bundle so can be grabbed for a song.
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on April 01, 2018, 12:49:51 AM
For some odd reason my post disappeared. But I have been playing Fallout 4, I love having 14 body guard companions and 3 regular ones :) I have given mmos a break for awhile.
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Post by: Vee on April 01, 2018, 10:38:49 AM
For some odd reason my post disappeared. But I have been playing Fallout 4, I love having 14 body guard companions and 3 regular ones :) I have given mmos a break for awhile.

It didn't disappear, you posted it in the thread about looking forward to 2018 games. I only know this from me posting my above post there because your post fooled me :D
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on April 01, 2018, 11:07:16 AM
It didn't disappear, you posted it in the thread about looking forward to 2018 games. I only know this from me posting my above post there because your post fooled me :D
ah :) that explains it :). I really thought I posted in this one. If a mod can go and delete my post from the looking forward to 2018, I would like that. And thank you, and thank btw Vee :).
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Post by: LadyShin on April 09, 2018, 10:50:41 PM
Secret World: Legends.

(https://images.mein-mmo.de/magazin/medien/2017/08/Secret-World-Legends02.jpg)
 8)
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Post by: Vee on April 09, 2018, 11:51:29 PM
If I see anyone matching your description while I'm logged on changing out agent mishes I'll wave :D
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Post by: LadyShin on April 09, 2018, 11:58:23 PM
haha :) white haired mage named Zana, alias Dorenne. Was gonna make an aassasin...but I wasn't digging the up-close and personal attack.

(https://i.gyazo.com/0046dac992c362b62ea4267a5b1e0ecb.jpg)

Power curve seems quite stark even at low levels.. Can't wait to see what's in store!
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Post by: Vee on April 10, 2018, 01:37:33 AM
You can switch to any weapons you want with any AT. Those only affect the starting weapons and the difficulties they have in character creation are nonsense. Should also join #Sanctuary channel asap. They're happy to help beginners.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on April 10, 2018, 12:36:16 PM
Downloaded a bunch of free-to-play (read: nickel-and-dime) MMOs on PS4, now that we have an external 4TB hard drive, but I haven't tried them yet.  Instead, I've been bouncing between Infamous: Second Son (I beat it once already, but this time I'm going for the Good Karma Ending) and Ni No Kuni 2 (its battle system is a vast improvement over NNK1, though I do miss the Familiars).

Edit: And last night I finished Infamous with the Good Karma ending (very different from the Evil Karma ending), and tried out the three MMOs - Neverwinter, Tera, and DC Universe Online.

That's the order I tried them, and approximately the best-to-worst order of how much I like them.

I was saving the "best for last" by doing them in that order, but I hated DCUO's character creation, with a painfully limited color palette (four colors total, for your entire character?), very few choices for actual parts (maybe a dozen choices per body part?), and no way to pick your actual powerset.  I thought you could pick a mentor and a powerset separately, but when I picked Lex Luthor as my mentor, it immediately gave me the Gadgetry powerset and Hand Blast weapon without asking me.  Also, when I equipped something, it showed up on my actual character model, replacing the outfit I'd put together, which is a big turn-off for me. I got through the tutorial, but shut it off once I was done.  I'm amazed how much I didn't like this game.  Well done, Daybreak: making me hate a superhero game is no small feat.

In Tera, I can't figure out what to do for the very first quest (something about digging up some roots?  There's no mark on the minimap and nothing obviously glowing, so I'm not sure what to do), but it looks okay.  I might go back to it later, guide in hand.  I picked an Aman Lancer, because they sound sturdy, and I like trying a new game with a character that's harder to kill.

Knowing that Neverwinter is based on D&D, I was going to recreate my recent Pathfinder tabletop character, only to discover that Neverwinter has neither Gnomes nor Bards.  Ah well.  I made a Dwarven Guardian Fighter instead, for the same "hard to kill" reasons as above.  I got the furthest in it, doing a handful of quests and generally enjoying it, but the game feels kinda generic.  I like the Companions idea, but it's not quite clear how to get them (other than paying real money).

Back to Ni No Kuni II, I think.
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Post by: Exxar on April 11, 2018, 06:35:24 PM
Man, handholding can sometimes be a bitch. In DCUO you could normally select any powerset and weapon in chargen before. They probably changed it somehow, either that for your first char you get only "tutorial" options, or dunno, perhaps it really is different on console. And on PC you can defo chose for you equipment not to visually replace what you wanna have visually. You do have to collect gear pieces to get their looks, but once you collect a piece you can choose to wear its look as your outfit over what you have equipped for stats.
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Post by: Castegyre on April 11, 2018, 10:52:53 PM
I haven't played DC in a while. I was unaware they changed character creation. That sounds counter to what the game was supposed to be.

As for NW, I have tried to like it several times. I just don't. That's not 'my' Fearun or 'my' D&D and I just can't get over it. I don't think it's a horrible game, it's not for me.

I've been tooling around in GW2 again (don't shoot me). I like the new mount options and the game is as pretty as ever. We'll see how long I keep playing this time.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on April 12, 2018, 09:56:11 PM
I'm actually quite enjoying Neverwinter.  Once you forget it's supposed to be D&D it's fun.  (It uses a lot of D&D terms but they mean only vaguely similar things)
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Post by: Tahquitz on April 13, 2018, 08:04:43 PM
Neverwinter and SWL has a lot of parallels in terms of gameplay and interface.  Folks who have been getting into SWL might be surprised how similar Neverwinter is when they try that out.  4-6 powers all in a cluster around WASD, mouse for basic attacks and to steer you.  That's it.

Their End-Game, however, is where the two diverge.  Neverwinter, there's too many progression features and it's hard to see how something will improve your character directly past the final level (apart from loot drops.)  It's also hard to know where to start, as several of them are too difficult to solo, and others require you to be more powerful than merely coming off of the Level 1-70 treadmill.  Team up or GTFO is hard to do when most of the features of Neverwinter don't promote working together.

Secret World Legends suffers from the opposite problem.  The last mission stating "Await contact from your faction handler" means it's time to repeat all the things you just finished for earning achievements... and respinning dungeons and scenarios over and over.  (I haven't tried the raid yet.  But there's only one and it requires several people, more than a team.)

(And I'm not going to start on story differences between the two.  That's a rift I'm not going to touch.)
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Post by: Harlequin565 on April 28, 2018, 05:12:01 PM
Really enjoying Battletech.

It's got glitches, balance issues & performance problems - but all of these can be fixed in time (I hope!). It's been a long time since my theorycrafting itch has been scratched so I'm thoroughly enjoying it in spite of the issues. But then - having sat down to my first Battletech tabletop battle in 1987 makes me kinda biased as well as nostalgic.

I'm hoping this, Phoenix Point and Factorio will keep me going 'till CoT

Fingers firmly crossed!
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Post by: lunawisp on April 28, 2018, 06:26:02 PM
Every now and then I pop onto Path of Exile, have an npc raise a bunch of overpowered totems around me which kill me before I even see them spawn, then I go back to Diablo III again...
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Post by: Power Gamer on April 28, 2018, 11:07:23 PM
Reinstalled DDO.
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Post by: eabrace on April 29, 2018, 03:47:02 AM
The newly released Battletech is really good.  I'm having a lot of fun with the campaign mode.
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Post by: Taceus Jiwede on May 19, 2018, 05:04:22 AM
Thread Ressurection powers

I have been playing EQ on the TLP server lately.  I am not thrilled at giving DBG money after closing EQ: Next - but playing on a classic(ish) 1999 server is really fun and its just about to release the expansion I started playing Ruins of Kunark - brings me back to being a kid playing the game - really cool nostalgia kick.

I also made a character on the free servers but they are basically ghostlands, the TLP servers are rather populated but that's about it,  Which is okay if you want to do dungeons as they unlock, but not great that you have to pay to play with people basically.
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on May 19, 2018, 08:20:37 AM
The one thing I learned about modding Fallout 4 is be careful using mods. Because last night I downloaded a new update from Microsoft and to make a log sad story short, I had to use the scoured Earth to get it to run well again. What happened was the update somehow made my camera upside down in character creation, and as an added bonus, it was super close up.

I am truly thankful that my mod manager  Nexus saved all of my mods and data. Now comes the long time to install of them.
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on September 18, 2018, 11:44:45 PM
Decided to return to Battletech. Fun strategy game, even if the campaign is rather long.
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Post by: Xev on September 19, 2018, 05:52:08 PM
Decided to return to Battletech. Fun strategy game, even if the campaign is rather long.

MechWarrior...!

Good times  : )
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Post by: Eskreema on September 26, 2018, 02:04:54 AM
PS4 Spider-man - think blapping and scraster.  Good 1-50 level curve, feel powerful, vast city with random groups of thugs like a huge challenge zone, gadgets that make webs into most blaster powers, and suits that give powers from defense to auras to PBAoE.
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Post by: Crazyleo on September 26, 2018, 05:14:42 PM
Currently playing Dragon Quest 8 on my 2DS. Also play Battletech on Saturdays (the tabletop game)
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Post by: Castegyre on September 26, 2018, 06:14:57 PM
I just keep playing older games. I'm reminded that I still have some of the old MechWarrior games around here somewhere. I might get Pathfinder Kingmaker, but otherwise I'm mostly waiting for games to come.
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Post by: Doc Artz on November 05, 2018, 07:07:15 PM
Champions on Line 8)
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Post by: therainstormlord on November 18, 2018, 02:25:20 AM
I acquired CIV 6 finally and am playing around with it....just one more turn...
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Post by: Vee on February 27, 2019, 05:49:14 AM
Been playing the crap out of Axiom Verge. It's insanely good. If it's not the best Metroidvania I've ever played then Symphony of the Night only wins by a nose. It's like someone took the Serpentor machine and put every great NES game that didn't feature Mario, Link or Bo Jackson in there. Getting it free on Epic was just the icing on the cake.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on March 01, 2019, 09:18:07 PM
Right now, I'm playing Deltarune for the third time (on the PS4 this time rather than computer), but I... really need to finish Octopath Traveler and Divinity: Original Sin II.

(Tried out Jump Force, didn't really like it much)
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Post by: Castegyre on March 01, 2019, 10:37:08 PM
I recently bought Civ III off of GOG for about $1.50. I'm not playing much but I couldn't resist a cheep nostalgia bomb.
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Post by: Spellcaster Hana on April 09, 2019, 10:00:22 PM
I'm currently playing Skyrim (I suck at it) but once in a while I go back to Aura Kingdom and Secret World Legends or play any game I could find on the PS4.

Nothing fills the void no matter what I play. I miss CoH...I need my fix  :'(
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Post by: Xev on April 10, 2019, 05:41:47 PM
Champions on Line 8)

Uber..

I acquired CIV 6 finally and am playing around with it....just one more turn...

Uber.....

Been playing the crap out of Axiom Verge. It's insanely good. If it's not the best Metroidvania I've ever played then Symphony of the Night only wins by a nose. It's like someone took the Serpentor machine and put every great NES game that didn't feature Mario, Link or Bo Jackson in there. Getting it free on Epic was just the icing on the cake.

Uber Uber.

Right now, I'm playing Deltarune for the third time (on the PS4 this time rather than computer), but I... really need to finish Octopath Traveler and Divinity: Original Sin II.

(Tried out Jump Force, didn't really like it much)

Uh huh.. *shakes off ConsoleBoggle*

I recently bought Civ III off of GOG for about $1.50. I'm not playing much but I couldn't resist a cheep nostalgia bomb.

Uber...

I'm currently playing Skyrim (I suck at it) but once in a while I go back to Aura Kingdom and Secret World Legends or play any game I could find on the PS4.

Nothing fills the void no matter what I play. I miss CoH...I need my fix  :'(

Sad.. Sad sad.. : (

You're still playing though and where there is play there is hope  : )


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Post by: therain93 on April 11, 2019, 02:09:56 AM
I've actually just started an XCom2/War of the Chosen campaign,  which I find a bit more enjoyable than vanilla xcom2.
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Post by: Xev on April 12, 2019, 01:35:05 AM
Vividly remember selling and playing the original XCom. Such an addictive game. Very popular where I lived, with, the more .. sophisticated players. Considered one of the best games of its time and I played most of them back then due to we were allowed to take everything in the store home 'for testing'.

Employees would then bring the games back to work (or maybe a huge program like Microsoft's Professional Developer for BASIC ... *whistle* <3) , have them inspected for that 'still new' appearance, and, were given the duty of re-shrinkwrapping and re-shelving them as new.

I could go through a new game, even a game like XCom or Wizardry or Ultima or Pirates! <3 in a week or less. I usually 'checked out' a new game every 1-3 days on average (titles came out fast then so I had plenty) - depending on how long it took to complete and whether it was even worth (imo ofc...) completing.

Christmas was hands-down my favorite time of the year because I really liked helping people pick out a game that I felt pretty sure they would have fun with. I was the *only* person at our store that liked working during Christmas, of course.. I was real lucky in that job due to, mostly, I was allowed to BS with people about games...all day. And read gaming magazines. Hands down my most favorite job of all time. Far from the ...fanciest.. (the pay sucked too) but it is definitely my favorite.

Good Times  : ) Fun game. I bet the newer flavors are fun too.

~~~~

P.S.

Yes, I realize the above is super duper wrong and should never have happened. LUCKY ME! I could never have afforded to play all of those games, otherwise. And I could never have sold so many of them, otherwise, either. I was the guy to go to when you wanted a new game for yourself or someone else and every game wasn't fun for everyone (except usually me) so I could usually find a person (read: male - there were never any females in our store except one ex-marine who I built gaming machines for : D *wave*) for *every* game and visa versa. If it was buggy and/or frustrating I'd tell people that, too.

The business in mention, above, which was a normally really honest business in the Midwest.., has been out of business, since decades. Since not long after I left them. I'm not sure if we were ever the largest game reseller in the country but I know we were in the top 3.

My punishment for this wrongdoing was... Neverwinter online.. I literally spent every spare penny I had after bills on this game. They charged by the minute and I had bills from them that were .. very high for the amount of money I made.

I really believe that what goes around comes around and me and that company did do wrong. We lost everything in the process  : ) So I guess it all worked out.
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Post by: therain93 on April 13, 2019, 04:35:10 PM
Vividly remember selling and playing the original XCom. Such an addictive game. Very popular where I lived, with, the more .. sophisticated players. Considered one of the best games of its time and I played most of them back then due to we were allowed to take everything in the store home 'for testing'.

Employees would then bring the games back to work (or maybe a huge program like Microsoft's Professional Developer for BASIC ... *whistle* <3) , have them inspected for that 'still new' appearance, and, were given the duty of re-shrinkwrapping and re-shelving them as new.

I could go through a new game, even a game like XCom or Wizardry or Ultima or Pirates! <3 in a week or less. I usually 'checked out' a new game every 1-3 days on average (titles came out fast then so I had plenty) - depending on how long it took to complete and whether it was even worth (imo ofc...) completing.

Christmas was hands-down my favorite time of the year because I really liked helping people pick out a game that I felt pretty sure they would have fun with. I was the *only* person at our store that liked working during Christmas, of course.. I was real lucky in that job due to, mostly, I was allowed to BS with people about games...all day. And read gaming magazines. Hands down my most favorite job of all time. Far from the ...fanciest.. (the pay sucked too) but it is definitely my favorite.

Good Times  : ) Fun game. I bet the newer flavors are fun too.

~~~~

P.S.

Yes, I realize the above is super duper wrong and should never have happened. LUCKY ME! I could never have afforded to play all of those games, otherwise. And I could never have sold so many of them, otherwise, either. I was the guy to go to when you wanted a new game for yourself or someone else and every game wasn't fun for everyone (except usually me) so I could usually find a person (read: male - there were never any females in our store except one ex-marine who I built gaming machines for : D *wave*) for *every* game and visa versa. If it was buggy and/or frustrating I'd tell people that, too.

The business in mention, above, which was a normally really honest business in the Midwest.., has been out of business, since decades. Since not long after I left them. I'm not sure if we were ever the largest game reseller in the country but I know we were in the top 3.

My punishment for this wrongdoing was... Neverwinter online.. I literally spent every spare penny I had after bills on this game. They charged by the minute and I had bills from them that were .. very high for the amount of money I made.

I really believe that what goes around comes around and me and that company did do wrong. We lost everything in the process  : ) So I guess it all worked out.



I highly recommend Xcom:Enemy Within if you enjoyed the originals.  The complete edition with expansion and dlc is 7.79 at CDkeys, which I've used many times and is a good price (although it's lowest price ever was 5.24 from humble bundle, per gg.deals). 
https://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/xcom-enemy-unknown-complete-edition-pc-steam



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Post by: Styng on April 14, 2019, 08:36:20 AM
Just installed Champions Online, trying it out for the first time I'm enjoying it the only thing that I'm not so keen on is the graphics apart from that I'm getting some fun out of it. Learning the different aspects is taking sometime as can't find any decent websites out there with knowledge on the game i.e. modifications, fusing mods, power descriptions etc... If anyone knows of any sites I'd be grateful if you could point me in the right direction. ;)

Also spend time on Paragon Chat and keeping tabs on the new projects CoT, SoH etc
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Post by: Xev on April 14, 2019, 02:35:11 PM
If anyone knows of any sites I'd be grateful if you could point me in the right direction. ;)

The old wiki *was* soo good... http://web.archive.org/web/20131120001804/http://www.champions-online-wiki.com//

Tons of info provided has been nerfed changed, but, it may still be useful to you, so, there it is.

http://www.championswiki.com/index.php?title=Main_Page is the new wiki, which, I have not even looked at for at least a year or two..

The Powerhouse is still alive! http://powerhouse.nullware.com/powerhouse.html

The new wiki has some other links that might interest you.. that's about all I can think of right now.

Oh wait... here's this old gem that is probably nerfed into near uselessness, but... maybe not  : )  https://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/championsonline/#/discussion/234470/specialization-tree-info

You will probably eventually want to make keybinds...
https://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/championsonline/#/discussion/175864/faq-for-bindings-commands

Again, many things have been nerfed changed since this was made, but, it may still prove usefull - It's a build list I once referenced (I usually don't use these).
http://champions-online.proboards.com/thread/564

This used to be an extremely useful link and probably still is - for fighting bosses with way more success.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=167637922

The link has changed a few times but I managed to find the new one.. This used to be a really great link on buffs and debuffs - again, things have changed, but, it may still be useful.
https://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/championsonline/#/discussion/225717/de-buffs-and-debuffs


Every so often you might check the Trade channel for good links, too. There's generally knowledgeable players lurking there  : )



I highly recommend Xcom:Enemy Within if you enjoyed the originals.  The complete edition with expansion and dlc is 7.79 at CDkeys, which I've used many times and is a good price (although it's lowest price ever was 5.24 from humble bundle, per gg.deals). 
https://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/xcom-enemy-unknown-complete-edition-pc-steam

I won't have any spare game time until Winter... but, that's still a good tip, thanks  : )
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Post by: Styng on April 15, 2019, 07:14:07 AM
Thank you for all the information Xev ;D
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Post by: Xev on April 16, 2019, 05:23:16 PM
Totally my pleasure. When I was given some of those links (like to the old wiki) I was given the same warning as you got about the info being outdated but it still helped me a lot so maybe this info can still be helpful.

MyriV hangs out in the CO subforum here, lately, and I know we have at least 2 or 3 knowledgeable lurkers, there... I lurk there too! Anyway, if you continue to play and have questions, I had lots of mine answered, there.

It took me yeeeears before the CO nerfs bothered me, and, really, that's the only criticism I have about the game is the nerfs. You just missed tons, on about every powerset.. so... it's probably a really good time to be a CO newb, because, like me as a newb, you won't know what you missed and the new nerfs likely won't even affect you for a good long time, if ever.

It's a great game. Heart pounding ground fights with fluid and fast acrobatics/athletics *barrel rolls*. They were for me anyway, tanking with dps passives. Lots of powers to choose from. Lots of flash.. Lots of costumes. Lots of hawties. Like any new game you have to immerse yourself into the new graphics (or not..). I like the comic book art style they use. I like the character creator. Loved the game. Fell out of luv. Still log in once in awhile. Will probably play again someday.
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on April 17, 2019, 12:14:18 AM
Right now I am bouncing around Skyrim (legacy), Fallout 4, Xcom2, and various single player games and mmos such a SWL and waiting for double xp on SWTOR.
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Post by: Vee on April 17, 2019, 12:37:25 AM
Right now I am bouncing around Skyrim (legacy), Fallout 4, Xcom2, and various single player games and mmos such a SWL and waiting for double xp on SWTOR.

Double XP? Last time I played SWTOR i finished all the (pre-Knights expansion) classes when 10x xp was going. Figured they'd be up to >9000 xp weekends by now.
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on April 17, 2019, 12:45:25 AM
Yea, I want ti say in the 19th of this month is when double xp starts :)
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Post by: FlyingCarcass on April 17, 2019, 10:45:29 AM
Been playing some City Skylines, currently have my city sitting at around 40k folks. I'm largely going for a Miami Beach sorta' town, with coastal tourism and canals running throughout the city (ferries are currently the main source of public transportation).
Spoiler for Hidden:
(https://i.imgur.com/D4OzCsU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/agseRgI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/payzvEr.jpg)

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Post by: Weatherwoman on April 17, 2019, 03:02:20 PM
I play Path of Exile, Apex Legends, occasionally a co-op game of Starcraft II

I picked up the Resident Evil 2 remake but I find it an extremely stressful game to play, so I've been playing it on and off
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Post by: Xev on April 17, 2019, 04:55:35 PM
a co-op game of Starcraft II


You're against the machine, with human help. It's in Space. It's a builder game.. It's a conquer game.. And there's zerglings. What's not to luv.
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Post by: Vee on June 13, 2019, 05:07:28 PM
Interesting to see that the Other Games subforum persists :P

Umm, i'm still doing my daily puzzle on Friday the 13th killer puzzle and i left some other stuff installed. Does Pine's count?
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Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on June 13, 2019, 11:57:05 PM
When I am not on City of. I'm playing Skyrim Special with over 300 mods (255 active). Most of them are follower and clothing :D
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Post by: Xev on November 03, 2019, 01:09:30 AM
Here's an odd interestingation, too... I just now got notification that this topic had been posted to..lol

I wasn't one of those people that stopped playing games when CoH went away and now that it's back I still play other games as I did before CoH went away, soooooo, yeah, Other Games still gets my incredibly exciting, informative, and insightful posts.

Hopefully Homecoming doesn't go anywhere by the time I finally get to log in. I feel kinda bad/guilty/or something I haven't logged in yet and I still post about other games but I do it anyway.
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Post by: Thunder Glove on November 08, 2019, 02:20:17 PM
I still play plenty of other games - Smash Bros Ultimate, Octopath Traveler, Darksiders III, STO (of course), Dofus (just re-subscribed for two years), Wakfu (just got a year's worth of Booster Packs), Paladins, Killing Floor 2, Fire Emblem: Fates (mostly saving this for my trip to the US in December, but I played the first six chapters), and I just got a pre-order of Pokemon Shield as a birthday present.

A lot of times, they wind up inspiring CoH characters. (And that was true even while the game was gone)
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Post by: Xev on November 08, 2019, 02:40:11 PM
STO (of course)

Ohh I'm glad I'm not the only one still playing  : )

Impressive list. You know, if I finally make a Homecoming account a meteor will hit the servers or something so maybe it's better for the entire community that I've not been playing.
Title: Re: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: Vee on November 08, 2019, 04:21:56 PM
Ohh I'm glad I'm not the only one still playing  : )

Impressive list. You know, if I finally make a Homecoming account a meteor will hit the servers or something so maybe it's better for the entire community that I've not been playing.

What exactly are you waiting for? Between all your other MMOs and the stuff you mentioned watching in the Flash arc it's like you're doing everything you can to avoid playing the game we're all here because of.
Title: Re: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: Xev on November 08, 2019, 10:52:56 PM
What exactly are you waiting for? Between all your other MMOs and the stuff you mentioned watching in the Flash arc it's like you're doing everything you can to avoid playing the game we're all here because of.

Yeah, huh!
Title: Re: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: Angel Phoenix77 on November 08, 2019, 11:55:01 PM
Ohh I'm glad I'm not the only one still playing  : )

Impressive list. You know, if I finally make a Homecoming account a meteor will hit the servers or something so maybe it's better for the entire community that I've not been playing.

If I may offer a tip. When you make a Homecoming account, you will need to make a game account. The account that you will make first will be the forum account.
Title: Re: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: Xev on November 09, 2019, 08:44:44 PM
What exactly are you waiting for? Between all your other MMOs and the stuff you mentioned watching in the Flash arc it's like you're doing everything you can to avoid playing the game we're all here because of.

After giving it some thought....

I think what it is, is, I just haven't made it that far down on my Christmas list, yet.

I have been watching Lost in Space reruns (and an ever dwindling movie collection) for ~ … 10 years now.

~ 6 years ago, judging by The Flash's age, I started reading about these great new superhero shows and movies.

~ 6 years ago Neverwinter came out. I played the first Neverwinter. Neverwinter was the first graphical online game. I've been wanting to play the new Neverwinter since it came out.

luckily there's no more 6's I can think of, that was starting to get scary.

I'm pretty into STO now but I need a break. I have to take breaks. I've been playing STO for at least 3 years now (4?). Well, and after 10 long years I'm finally off of unmetered Internet and so it was perfect timing to finally try Neverwinter.

And catch up on Flash.. and Jackie Chan movies.. and other Superhero movies. Man you have got to love how Netflix turned out after 10 years. Still 13 bucks and they have the best quality of Star Trek original series that I've ever seen and we're going back to when they still showed the fairly recent re-runs on TV. The Twilight Zone episodes I've watched look so good it's like they were filmed yesterday.

If I add CoH on top of that.. I'll explode. I can only open so many presents at once...…….

Plus, CoH isn't 100% back, yet, so, the longer I wait, probably, the better it is - and if it poofs again I don't have to go through that again.

So, Dr. Vee, I thank you for the use of your couch. Quite comfy. I really hadn't sat down to figure out my actions and they were boggling me a little too but now that you've asked they seem obvious. You may have a special (super....? ? ?) talent. SuuuperAnalyst dun dun dunnnnnn.

I have some other stuff I'd like to work on, too, when you have time...

Title: Re: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: Vee on November 09, 2019, 11:12:34 PM

Plus, CoH isn't 100% back, yet, so, the longer I wait, probably, the better it is - and if it poofs again I don't have to go through that again.

I have some other stuff I'd like to work on, too, when you have time...

It's better than ever game-wise but already not as good as it was for the first few months of HC due to player attrition. Be careful you don't wait so long you miss it at its best. And Dr. Vee's rates go from free to exorbitant very quickly :D
Title: Re: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: Tahquitz on November 09, 2019, 11:31:20 PM
What exactly are you waiting for? Between all your other MMOs and the stuff you mentioned watching in the Flash arc it's like you're doing everything you can to avoid playing the game we're all here because of.

For some people, that's a valid answer at the moment.  There's quite a few I used to run with in Triumph who I told about the news, and they won't touch Homecoming or any other rogue server until NCSoft stop being all Treebeards and say something publicly about the situation, whatever it is. 

Most common reason: they don't want the rug pulled out from under them again.  I can see why.
Title: Re: What are you playing now? Share with everyone
Post by: Xev on November 13, 2019, 12:02:14 AM
Be careful you don't wait so long you miss it at its best.

I hear ya. I'm jealous of the people who got back on first. Glad to hear there's still some best left.

I'll spare you my CoH story due to I don't know how to tell a short version right now and I don't wanna tell the long one, lucky you. But, I do have a CoH story that includes me being one of the first people on after Beta (I don't even think you could Respec yet..), and, being one of the last people to hold up a torch, and, most important to me, the story also includes CoH somehow bringing me back into gaming at the only time in my life I can remember thinking that games were a completely pointless waste of time and I had 100% lost any interest in them whatsoever.

Titan was a place to go when CoH went away....

Long story short.

Plus, coming back to CoH is kinda a commitment and I'm already losing more sleep than I want. Gleefully, happily... but still.