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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: March 22, 2019, 05:47:05 AM »
I refuse to give the time of day to any ARPG in 2019 that still believes class should be gender based.


Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: March 21, 2019, 10:23:00 AM »
I'm enjoying the story, it's delivery and scope puts me in mind of the Malazan BotF books. It certainly doesn't dumb things down with its exposition and there is an impressive amount of lore material in game which provides necessary context. I also appreciate that the main story is much longer than that of D3, rather than being relatively short and then essentially just the same content over and over.

I've not yet completed the main story but, at level 62, I'm not getting a sense I'll need to repeat the same content over and over to get to the end game. So its leaps ahead of Blizzard in that regard so far.

I think it is the complexity of builds and itemisation harkening back to D2 which does it for me. Having to worry about resistances again, rather than just what my set-build +legendary optimisation will be, is refreshing. I don't necessarily think it is "better" than D3s approach post ROS in that regard, just different.

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:27:00 AM »
Every day its the same question.

Yes I'll buy more stash spaces, I need them for all the worthwhile shit this game drops.

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:52:16 AM »
Fell down the Path of Exile rabbit hole. I've nothing to say about this game that those of you have played it didn't know already.

The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:00:32 AM »
UK is going to end up with a hard exit and it is going to be ugly.

I've my doubts about that. Parliament is opposed to a hard exit.

Gaming General / Re: Games to look at on PC
« on: February 27, 2019, 09:26:01 AM »
Oh yes and get the BL2 community patch installed. It vastly improves the game, making all sorts of fixes to items and what not so a broader range of legendaries are useable. It also makes things like the Sandhawk and the Pimpernell farmable from certain mini-bosses, so you don't need to use back-up saves to make them farmable.

Gaming General / Re: Morrowind - how to get widescreen support
« on: February 27, 2019, 09:23:36 AM »
Whilst I'd go with what Pixel is recommending, even the Morrowind Overhaul 3.0 does a fantastic job of updating the game graphics and enabling widescreen support. However, the Overhaul is a bit dated now (2012 release) and you can do a better job of improving the game via the links recommended.

I would also consider looking at Tamriel Rebuilt, which adds the mainland province of Morrowind to the game, expanding the world beyond Vvardenfell. This is still a long term project but, they have added a huge amount of content.

Gaming General / Re: Games to look at on PC
« on: February 26, 2019, 07:22:47 AM »
i would appreciate those suggestions! just finished the main story on normal. not sure about playing to UVHM.

My recommendation for starting UVHM is as follows.

1) Try to start below lvl 50 if you can.
2) Get as much gear equivalent to your level as you can from farming the red chest at the end of Hero's Pass just before the entry to the Vault of the Warrior. This is an easy farm, as you can save and quit at the start of the vault of the warrio, then immediately transition back to Hero's Pass next to the chest, open it, take any decent loot, go back to the Vault, save and quit then rinse and repeat.

3) Get to Sanctuary by following the story quest only and ignoring all side quests. Get as much level gear appropriate stuff as you can from using golden keys at the chest in sanctuary.

4) Start farming the Marcus Mercenary final boss for loot and get yourself to level 52 in the process, at which point a wide range of legendaries will start to appear.

5) Once you have a few class appropriate legendaries proceed through the main storyline, returning to the Marcus Mercenary day to farm new legendaries every three levels or so.

6) I also advise watching a video guide on how to farm the Lyuada in The Dust early on, as this legendary weapon can be a huge help to any class.

7) After level 52, start the Tiny Tina DLC and get to the Forest zone, then start farming the ents in the forest for the Bee shield.

edit: i dipped a toe into the tiny tina stuff as per the rec above, and promptly started getting 1-shot by creatures. gear/lvl problems, i assume.

The skeleton mobs in the Tiny Tina DLC are really tough and I think the whole DLC is pretty tough at TVHM difficulty.

Gaming General / Re: Games to look at on PC
« on: February 25, 2019, 05:11:26 PM »
The higher difficulties are the + modes.

Gaming General / Re: Games to look at on PC
« on: February 25, 2019, 05:56:03 AM »
I think UHVM is easier than TVHM because of the way gear and enemy levels work, providing you have access to the Marcus Mercenary Day DLC. If you have that DLC (which is entertaining in its own right), then staying on top of the gear curve in UHVM is easy.

I recommend playing through the main story line on normal difficulty and then going straight to the Tiny Tina Assault on Dragon Keep and is works perfectly as an epilogue to the main game story, is inventive and emotional to boot.

My main experience is with Zer0 and Axton but, I agree with Sssith that Maya is probably the most forgiving to play as a first character.

Before playing Borderlands 2, I would say it makes some sense to play Borderlands 1 but, it isn't strictly necessary. Although the game is fun, the story isn't as strong.

The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:04:03 AM »
She's not trying to get an extension yet but, MPs in her own party are putting pressure on her to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: February 22, 2019, 02:21:43 AM »
Video not available in my country. :(

Although soon, neither will the internet, food, medical supplies and we're already out of an informed electorate.

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: January 24, 2019, 08:06:45 AM »
Completed the main storyline of Gundam Breaker 3 (I've honestly no idea what the ending was about) and unlocked extreme mode for the DLC and a second playthrough. Having messed with this a bit, I'm discovering that this is where the real game is and where action and build optimisation starts to come into play. I need to start looking seriously at the bonuses on my Gundam parts, replacing less useful ones with more useful ones and trying to decide exactly how I want my melee build Gundam 00 to work. I've also started unlocking MG parts, which is making me rebuild my existing HG builds just to make them shiny.

I do like that the game supports a wide variety of builds and the different ranged and melee builds I've tried have a different playstyle to them.

The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:57:40 AM »
We'll get the EU to pay for it.

The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:53:00 AM »
But this really like a 'Holy Fucking Shit...WTF do we fucking do now?'  Type of moment.

Yes. Very much this.

However, it is unlikely that the Government will lose the vote of no confidence. Which is hilarious, given there were 48 letters before Christmas from Tory MPs stating they had no confidence in May but, being in power matters more to the Tories than anything else.

As things stand, the UK is now stuck between two extremes of Remain and a No-Deal leave, both of which are actually shitty scenarios (although No Deal is clearly economically worse) and the political and social fall out will be extreme.

Whatever scenario we get, it remains fact that the actual sociopolitical causes of why people voted leave, will continue to be unaddressed. Because the causes of those problems never were the EU.

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