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Random Babbling Thread 119

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Jul 1, 2014.

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  1. Old One

    Old One The Old Warrior ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Hi all, every time I see a post listed on a game I like it turns out to be something EE. Darn I'm still playing the originals!
     
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    It's not like you can't participate in the discussions; The games are about 95% the same.
     
  3. Splunge

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    I’ve only had one experience with uPlay – it might have been Far Cry3: Blood Dragon (which was a great game, crappy save system notwithstanding). I didn’t find uPlay that bad, other than for the frustrating initial account setup process. Of course, given that I had trouble just figuring out how to activate my free PoE key, that might just have been me.

    Anyway, I think this year’s Steam sale is one of my worst. Or best. Depends on whether you view buying lots of games a good thing or not. So far, I’ve bought 9 games for just under $30 Cdn. I have 16 games in my library that I haven’t touched, plus I’ve just started Fallout: New Vegas (which I bought 2 years ago), and I have about a half dozen that I’ve started that I may or may not continue with (probably not). And Portal Stories: Mel is coming out next week. At the rate I play, it will likely take me 3 years or more to get through everything. Of course, thankfully I’m a looong ways away from Kenneth’s unplayed library size.
     
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    Even with my impressive appetite for games and aptitude for playing them, I don't imagine I'll ever play all of them.

    I guess I'm overcompensating a bit for all the games I've pirated in the past (and to a much smaller degree in the present). Plus, I do what I can to support indie game devs.
     
  5. Splunge

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    I seem to recall a discussion you had a while back with another SP member over game-buying behaviour.

    Consider two (purely hypothetical) gamers:

    Person 1 - pays full price for a newly-released game. Plays game. Enjoys game. Gets what he considers to be his money's worth.

    Person 2 - waits a couple of years for the price to drop, and for a sale. Because the games are cheaper, he buys lots of them. So many, in fact, that he ends up not playing most of them.

    Question - in this purely hypothetical situation, who is the smarter buyer?

    :p :p :p
     
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    That's easy. In the game of Life, the one who dies with the most toys wins.
     
  7. Merlanni

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    And then some adventures come and loot the whole lot.

    ---------- Added 0 hours, 5 minutes and 45 seconds later... ----------

    playing IWD EE. Surprised how much I have forgotten. Almost a new game.
     
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    i wish i could erasemy memories of the infinity engine games and play them for the "first" time again :p
     
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    I don't. Then I'd have to look up where to find the best items all over again.

    Planescape: Torment - now that's a game I wish I could play for the first time again. Though I suspect that after all this time, most of it would seem brand new again.
     
  10. Old One

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    Not having played the EE versions I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly, out of all the IE games, it's the best one there is, and the one i love the most - the characters, the setting and the writing are all great, it's probably also the one game i've replayed the most to date :D.
     
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    Joffrey's poisoning and Cersei's walk of shame, gotta love karma ... :shake:
     
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    I've just realized that if you replace "feminism" with "therapy" in "I need feminism" signs, it all makes way more sense.
     
  14. Old One

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    I can be such a moron at times. Turned on my modem, made coffee, no connection. Shaved and took a shower, no connection. Checked connections, checked modem, no connection! Then I remembered to turn on the router. It helps to have everything on if you want a system to work!
     
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    [​IMG] :rolleyes:
     
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    @xosmi You realize you just insulted all 10' poles!
     
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    Must be why they're all looking so sad :p
    This one here was so angry, it's shaking with rage :

    [​IMG] :D
     
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  18. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Nothing to see here.
     
  19. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Hey there,

    Been a while.
     
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    Ugh, a sphene gem. "Titanite" may sound pretty cool, but I've always hated its disgusting colors and uninspired shapes.
     
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