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Gaming General / Serious Sam 4 is coming in August
« on: May 22, 2020, 05:25:00 AM »
Nice 5 minute video describing some of what is coming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C8kJ78H_Qs

Also since its from Croteam, even at full price its maybe half what some AAA games start at, and you know over time it will get cheap. 

Coming in August :D

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Dii.net site and forum
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:00:38 PM »
So not sure whats happening, but they haven't had any news update since December, and there has been news which normally they would jump on, or random nothings to fill the air.

I looked around the forums for some answers and found this https://www.diabloii.net/forums/threads/am-i-missing-something-or-is-this-site-totally-dead.967062/

#10
The community is moving here: https://www.purediablo.com/forums/ 

I see some things around 2 months ago people are going, and bringing over content, but its weird that its not publicised more.  Who knows what has happened or why, but it is the official moderators going across with the community.

Just in case you are still into that thing of course.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / 8 years
« on: May 14, 2020, 07:12:09 AM »
Its just passed midnight here, and now the 15th of May.  Facebook memories tells me that 7pm on the 15th 8 years ago, after all those years waiting since Diablo2, we finally got to experience Error 37!

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The Argument Chamber / Abortion
« on: March 18, 2020, 02:53:15 AM »
Now legal in New Zealand!
Somewhere in the 70s the old lady was setup so it was in the crimes act but if a women talked to 2 doctors and said it would affect her mental health she could get an abortion

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/120389800/new-zealands-fourdecade-old-abortion-laws-have-changed-after-law-passes-final-reading

Change is here now

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Gaming General / Interesting video on vr
« on: March 05, 2020, 02:10:19 AM »
https://youtu.be/Kh3S1unyEKU

The guy talks about how it is really immersive and can be great. It can be really hard, make you hot and tired.

Also you look silly to anyone else watching you irl

Good watch if you think be is just a fad or into it.

Also darkness: do you strip off to play?

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Gaming General / Halo: Master Chief Collection on PC
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:55:38 PM »
Last year Halo Reach hit PC for the first time. Today Halo 1 remastered hits with little advance warning.  The roadmap is showing 6 more coming 2020.  Halo2, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST and Halo4. 
I'm excited but waiting till at least Halo3 as I've played 1 and 2 back in the day.  I want a good run at them before I put down my money.

Microsoft is amazing and is basically the complete opposite of what they were like a bunch of years ago.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/976730/Halo_The_Master_Chief_Collection/?snr=1_4_4__118

Putting in time, effort to get a classic series of games onto more platforms, into more peoples hands who could have but didn't play in the other walled gardens.  I hope there are other companies looking at this and thinking "this is how you do it" and not to do a "Warcraft 3"

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Gaming General / Metro Exodus on Steam and not full price
« on: February 17, 2020, 03:25:54 PM »
So with an exclusivity ending, I find it interesting that on launch its at 40% off.  Not only that, but the base price is cheaper than some normal releases!  So epic paid off the owners of the IP, higher revenue split from less sales.  Now it comes to where most people want to buy it, and even less money available to the devs/owners than if it came out everywhere on day 1!

Oh well.  I have a few other of their games to play, this is on the wishlist, it will probably be a few years before I buy it, let alone want to play it.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Wolcen
« on: February 12, 2020, 08:44:36 PM »
https://store.steampowered.com/app/424370/Wolcen_Lords_of_Mayhem/

I'd sort of heard talk of this game in the last few years, now you can buy it on early access.   I can see already at least 3 forumites have it, what is your experience with it so far?

Helps to fill the hype train with no idea of a release date or no D4 news in a while.

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Gaming General / Replay of Half Life games
« on: January 20, 2020, 08:59:30 PM »
With the hype around the upcoming Alyx, and the realisation I  won't be actually playing it any time soon, it got me thinking that about from the Black Mesa mod, I haven't played Half Life 1 or 2 in some time. 

So to rectify that, I'm thinking of redoing these

HL1 Hazard Course
Half Life 1 (yes even Xen)
Hazard Course for security guards
Half Life Blue Shift (quite short and not as fun as the others
Boot camp
Half Life Opposing Force

Half Life 2
Half Life 2 ep 1
Half Life 2 ep 2

And then be sad that I got to the end of the journey.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Diablo 2: Runeword grail
« on: January 12, 2020, 03:46:57 PM »
Here is a link to the old thread http://www.gamersoasis.net/backup/index.php?topic=17305.0 There was a post from 2010 and excitement picked up as patches at that time increased the rune drops.

Why, Why not?

Ok, really, with 1.13b, runes were made much more common. A "runeword grail" has been tossed around for some time but never as something that could seriously be accomplished. Now I believe it is a possibility and could hold the interest of those that are missing the feeling of finding just one high rune.

On to the formalities.

What's in a Runeword Grail?
78 Runewords. That's 24 from 1.09, 24 from 1.10, 23 from 1.10 RWM, and 7 from 1.11. These match what is reported in flavie and I'll include a full list below.

Anything else?
Please include the highest version you use for this. The previous post talked about "Forum accepted mods" but the majority of active users use PlugY.  Also civilization did not stop, none of use turned into lepers where our limbs fell off.  We are mature folk who play the game for fun.

Beyond that, lets call this open for comments for the moment. If there are any good suggestions (even something most like but I don't) lets get them added quickly so we all get started on the same foot.

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1.09 Runewords
Ancients' Pledge Ral-Ort-Tal
Black Thul-Io-Nef
Fury Jah-Gul-Eth
Holy Thunder Eth-Ral-Ort-Tal
Honor Amn-El-Ith-Tir-Sol
King's Grace Amn-Ral-Thul
Leaf Tir-Ral
Lionheart Hel-Lum-Fal
Lore Ort-Sol
Malice Ith-El-Eth
Melody Shael-Ko-Nef
Memory Lum-Io-Sol-Eth
Nadir Nef-Tir
Radiance Nef-Sol-Ith
Rhyme Shael-Eth
Silence Dol-Eld-Hel-Ist-Tir-Vex
Smoke Nef-Lum
Stealth Tal-Eth
Steel Tir-El
Strength Amn-Tir
Venom Tal-Dol-Mal
Wealth Lem-Ko-Tir
White Dol-Io
Zephyr Ort-Eth

1.10 Runewords
Chains of Honor Dol-Um-Ber-Ist
Bramble Ral-Ohm-Sur-Eth
Breath of the Dying Vex-Hel-El-Eld-Zod-Eth
Call to Arms Amn-Ral-Mal-Ist-Ohm
Crescent Moon Shael-Um-Tir
Delirium Lem-Ist-Io
Doom Hel-Ohm-Um-Lo-Cham
Enigma Jah-Ith-Ber
Stone Shael-Um-Pul-Lum
Eternity Amn-Ber-Ist-Sol-Sur
Exile Vex-Ohm-Ist-Dol
Famine Fal-Ohm-Ort-Jah
Hand of Justice Sur-Cham-Amn-Lo
Heart of the Oak Ko-Vex-Pul-Thul
Kingslayer Mal-Um-Gul-Fal
Passion Dol-Ort-Eld-Lem
Gloom Fal-Um-Pul
Sanctuary Ko-Ko-Mal
Chaos Fal-Ohm-Um
Beast Ber-Tir-Um-Mal-Lum
Duress Shael-Um-Thul
Prudence Mal-Tir
Splendor Eth-Lum
Wind Sur-El

RWM Runewords
Brand Jah-Lo-Mal-Gul
Death Hel-El-Vex-Ort-Gul
Destruction Vex-Lo-Ber-Jah-Ko
Dragon Sur-Lo-Sol
Dream Io-Jah-Pul
Edge Tir-Tal-Amn
Faith Ohm-Jah-Lem-Eld
Fortitude El-Sol-Dol-Lo
Grief Eth-Tir-Lo-Mal-Ral
Harmony Tir-Ith-Sol-Ko
Ice Amn-Sheal-Jah-Lo
Infinity Ber-Mal-Ber-Ist
Insight Ral-Tir-Tal-Sol
Last Wish Jah-Mal-Jah-Sur-Jah-Ber
Lawbringer Amn-Lem-Ko
Oath Shael-Pul-Mal-Lum
Obedience Hel-Ko-Thul-Eth-Fal
Phoenix Vex-Vex-Lo-Jah
Pride Cham-Sur-Io-Lo
Rift Hel-Ko-Lem-Gul
Spirit Tal-Thul-Ort-Amn
Voice of Reason Lem-Ko-El-Eld
Wrath Pul-Lum-Ber-Mal

1.11 Runewords
Bone Sol-Um-Um
Enlightenment Pul-Ral-Sol
Myth Hel-Amn-Nef
Peace Shael-Thul-Amn
Principle Ral-Gul-Eld
Rain Ort-Mal-Ith
Treachery Shael-Thul-Lem

All the runes needed for a RW grail:

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El 8
Eld 6
Tir 14
Nef 6
Eth 12
Ith 6
Tal 7
Ral 10
Ort 9
Thul 8
Amn 12
Sol 11
Shael 9
Dol 7
Hel 8
Io 6
Lum 8
Ko 11
Fal 6
Lem 8
Pul 7
Um 11
Mal 13
Ist 7
Gul 6
Vex 8
Ohm 7
Lo 10
Sur 7
Ber 9
Jah 12
Cham 3
Zod 1
It is the equivalent of 108609430903235 El runes cubed up.

Runewords as a % of the grail
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Steel                   0.000000000009%
Nadir                   0.000000000033%
Malice                  0.000000000299%
Stealth                 0.000000000746%
Leaf                    0.000000002022%
Zephyr                  0.000000006115%
Ancient's Pledge        0.000000008726%
Holy Thunder            0.000000008800%
Strength                0.000000054376%
Edge                    0.000000055048%
King's Grace            0.000000074505%
Spirit                  0.000000079203%
Radiance                0.000000163353%
Insight                 0.000000165798%
Lore                    0.000000169146%
Honor                   0.000000217706%
Rhyme                   0.000000489388%
Peace (Amazon)          0.000000561805%
Myth (Barbarian)        0.000004458218%
Black                   0.000013229622%
White                   0.000014679416%
Smoke                   0.000039634448%
Splendor                0.000039634497%
Memory                  0.000053009076%
Harmony                 0.000119066605%
Melody                  0.000119392607%
Lionheart               0.000400748052%
Obedience               0.000480035095%
Treachery (Assassin)    0.001070636851%
Passion                 0.001071603400%
Voice of Reason         0.001189032686%
Wealth                  0.001189032691%
Lawbringer              0.001189087051%
Enlightenment (Sorc)    0.003210553362%
Crescent Moon           0.006421265809%
Duress                  0.006421283924%
Stone                   0.009671288467%
Gloom                   0.009987874535%
Prudence                0.012841552982%
Rain (Druid)            0.012841559238%
Bone (Necromancer)      0.012841716078%
Venom                   0.012843021587%
Sanctuary               0.013079359510%
Oath                    0.016092064954%
Delirium                0.026766446836%
Principle (Paladin)     0.051366213912%
Rift                    0.052559648403%
Kingslayer              0.070985251161%
Heart of the Oak        0.106061733425%
Silence                 0.128421401516%
Death                   0.154103045552%
Chaos                   0.212242333873%
Call To Arms*           0.243989562884%
Exile                   0.333881845261%
Fortitude               0.410931326209%
Grief                   0.423771250232%
Wind                    0.821859390325%
Bramble                 1.027324239994%
Dragon                  1.232789248591%
Wrath                   1.659810356289%
Beast                   1.663020744540%
Chains of Honor         1.675824131025%
Eternity                2.491261494393%
Dream                   3.290661161015%
Infinity                3.325962220219%
Fury                    3.338803773267%
Famine                  3.493259124724%
Faith                   3.493972538295%
Ice                     3.698367800141%
Brand                   3.762575021328%
Phoenix                 3.903832104040%
Enigma                  4.931156342169%
Destruction             5.444937364167%
Doom                    7.197694845649%
Hand of Justice         7.807664262449%
Pride                   7.807677419555%
Last Wish              12.340732407838%
Breath of the Dying    13.252487072882%

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The Argument Chamber / Elf on the Shelf (again)
« on: December 23, 2019, 01:50:35 PM »
Does anyone remember this gem? http://www.gamersoasis.net/backup/index.php?topic=19226.0

Back then I had a 1 year old, I'd heard of it, maybe seen some memes on Facebook but that was it.  I didn't know anyone who actually had one.

Fast forward 5 years and we have got one, and my now 4 and 6 year old love it.  They wake up, and one of the first things to go through their head is .. where is the elf!  They go around the house, get all excited when they find it and want to tell us and show us.    For them and us, its just something else to help the magic of Christmas.    Also a non sugary thing at this time of year is good. I can see this being a tradition for years to come.  I also imagine it could be fun after they learn Santa's origin story.

The elf is also very good at reminding them of their conscience and to hopefully make better decisions, or snap out of a tantrum.

We have found ourselves in bed and thinking, ah shit, then get out of bed and move it.  We don't overthink it.  Last night I just put the elf behind the curtain, but it took them a while to find as I opened those curtains last.

One night we forgot to move it, and told them that they had been naughty and she was giving them a chance to be better before she flew off.

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Movies & TV / The Mandalorian
« on: December 09, 2019, 07:53:27 PM »
So who is watching it?  I found the 5th episode a bit slow and didn't really seem to push the story along much compared to the others. I'm glad its not a 20 episode run at this point, but will be interesting to see where it ends up.

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Gaming General / Half Life: Alyx
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:48:43 AM »
Did people watch this back in 2003/2004? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDAasL_-qas This was the tech demo for Half Life 2.  It blew everyone away massively back then, and looking at the upcoming VR game, has me thinking back to this, and the jump it made at the time. 

I can understand people would want something that can just run with the kit they already have, but sometimes you can't limit yourself, you have to push yourself and the industry forward.  Half life 2 could have just been new textures and maps for Half Life 1 but it wasn't and we were better for it, even if back then we had to wait 6 years.

things like looking around a shelf for ammo, manually loading your gun, then aiming it.  THere is no way in hell you could do that with mouse/keyboard or a controller.

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Gaming General / Your most desired upcoming games
« on: November 19, 2019, 10:05:39 PM »
We all like quite different stuff, with a bit of crossover here and there.

Things I'm looking forward to in no particular order

Halo: Master Chief Collection.  So far i've only played 1 and 2, I read the story of 3 once, sounded great but that was years ago.
Serious Sam 4
Diablo4
New Half Life
Age of Empires 4

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The Argument Chamber / Democratic challengers for next year
« on: October 28, 2019, 10:42:17 PM »
So you all have your preferences of you like some/none and hope certain ones get in.  Just wondered what peoples views are.  Also the important, whoever does get picked, will you put a tick next to them, or 4 more years of the status quo

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