My wife wants to be with me? It must be football fever.



  • My sarcasm throttle is broken, and I feel like being a dick today.

    Not going to be outright mean, but if I'm not PC today, you know who to blame.

    Orwellian muther fucking "affordable" double-speak shit.


  • SockDev

    will puppies cheer you up?

    if not then maybe loading up your favorite shooter and fragging enemies into gibblets will help? (possibly assisted by the mental relaxant that is alcohol)


  • area_deu

    The flamewars thread is over here: :arrow_right: :arrow_heading_down: :rewind: :repeat_one:



  • Back in the day, I would load of City of Heroes, and take out my fire tank and burn shit.

    But, unfortunately someone decided that burning hordes was unbalanced, they changed that, then the game went F2P and subsequently died.

    My only alternative these days is Dynasty Warriors...

    might just load that up, go SSJ20 LuBu on shit.


  • SockDev

    @xaade said:

    might just load that up, go SSJ20 LuBu on shit.

    or if you have it minecraft and use TNT to blow up the world.... :-D

    either way that's a great stress relief!


  • area_deu

    You're thinking waaaay too small-scale.
    Sim City.



  • Kerbal an intergalactic nuke into SimWorld.


  • SockDev

    @xaade said:

    Kerbal an intergalactic nuke into SimWorld.

    oh if you have that game you can have sooooo much fun causing kerbals to go pop in unusual ways.

    :imp:



  • Meh,

    I tend to get too attached if they have names.

    Seriously, I never risked an assassin in AC:B. Even though I knew they were just procedurally generated.

    But, I can't lose Matt. He's got a goatee. None of my other eagles have goatees.



  • Diablo 3 is my usual venting game.


  • BINNED

    I enjoy the destruction of Motorstorm. Dynasty Warriors is also good for feeling like a badass


  • SockDev

    @PleegWat said:

    Diablo 3 is my usual venting game.

    i enjoy using Deus Ex HR for that.

    i hack my augs to have infinite energy, claok and walk around killing everyone in sight... it's remarkably fun.

    and occasionally i'll try and got a uncheated pacifist playthrough. havent managed it yet, but i usually do get fairly close if i stick with it and don't get bored and go on a murder spree


  • SockDev

    @Jaloopa said:

    I enjoy the destruction of Motorstorm. Dynasty Warriors is also good for feeling like a badass

    If you want destruction, and have a fairly modern PC, there's also Wreckfest :smile:
    OK, it's early access, but it works pretty well.


  • Grade A Premium Asshole

    @accalia said:

    i enjoy using Deus Ex HR for that.

    I read that as "Deus Ex: Human Resources". That does not sound like a very fun game.



  • @Polygeekery said:

    I read that as "Deus Ex: Human Resources". That does not sound like a very fun game.

    The new employee Bob's augs malfunction, and he went crazy and went on a killing spree. Who did his background check, psych eval, and medical exams?


  • Grade A Premium Asshole

    See, now you are thinking creatively.

    Or, you have to let Bob go and then:

    @xaade said:

    Bob's augs malfunction, and he went crazy and went on a killing spree



  • @accalia said:

    and occasionally i'll try and got a uncheated pacifist playthrough.

    I'm just finished my Mass Effect Trilogy playthrough, I'm thinking this'll be my next challenge!

    Love replaying old (ok Mass Effect and Deus Ex HR aren't "old" but they aren't new either!) games, I used to be very much "gotta play everything new!", it was almost a challenge that had me panicking if I missed out on anything. I never got to replay favourites.

    Thankfully I'm much calmer and wiser about it now! I tend to alternate new games with classics. Far Cry 4 and Shadow Of Mordor are my current new games, I think Deus Ex HR and Link To The Past will then be my "classics" after them :)



  • playing through skyrim and kingdoms of amalur.

    Never played as a full mage in amalur, and still haven't done the dragonborn content.

    I wanted to start a new character for the dragonborn.
    Using the SPERG mod for skyrim, and I have a arcane sword and crossbow user (modded a ghostblade with the dawnbreaker enchant, added a ghost trail to the blade, and made the enchant give off an etheral strike aura instead of fire aura, gave the blade an improvement recipe, and bumped up the enchant damage so it scales with my level).
    I leave my crossbow bolts unequipped so it uses the summoned arrows that cost magicka each.
    And using the SPERG wards.
    Also, using illusion spells for the summon perks.
    Gives all my weapons an etheral look, and makes me like a spirit cleric.

    Based on this, all my gear scales with the entire game, and my sword and bow skills increase over time.
    So I never have to worry about equipment. The playthrough will basically be a roleplay.





  • Not sure which I like better.

    Skyrim/ESO where you end up soloing the final boss, because you end up with some trick that makes them trivial.

    Or WoW, where the average player never gets to see the final boss.

    I suppose WoW makes more economical sense, because in a world where there are so many highly powered people, not every person will have the dedication to become powerful enough to end every threat.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @xaade said:

    you know who to blame

    Blakeyrat? Obama? Who? TELLLLLL USS!



  • The boss I thought was the best was the vampire boss in the Vampire DLC (whatever the fuck it was called, I bought them in the steam sale). It was a really decent boss and a good "campaign", I also liked the other expansion where you had to fight the first dragon born that was some sort of demon dude from Oblivion or something ...



  • @accalia said:

    i enjoy using Deus Ex HR for that.

    i hack my augs to have infinite energy, claok and walk around killing everyone in sight... it's remarkably fun.

    and occasionally i'll try and got a uncheated pacifist playthrough. havent managed it yet, but i usually do get fairly close if i stick with it and don't get bored and go on a murder spree

    I've done 3 playthroughs so far, all attempted full-sneaky but somehow failed on the no kills part. No clue where I'm going wrong - the game does not actually tell you anything about it.



  • @xaade said:

    Or WoW, where the average player never gets to see the final boss.

    They more or less fixed this 3 years ago when they released raid finder, also nicknamed 'tourist mode'. All bosses, except a rare few that are only available at the very highest difficulty, can be killed at that level. Played with automatically assembled groups, you're practically guaranteed to finish a 3-4 boss wing in 1-2 hours.


  • SockDev

    @PleegWat said:

    No clue where I'm going wrong - the game does not actually tell you anything about it

    how do you handle the guys in the intro before you get your augs? they count for the no kills



  • Sneak around them. Carefully.

    I think there's 2 groups?

    EDIT: I suspect it might be because I successfully save Malik, she kills the guards at the end of the omega ranch level.


  • SockDev

    @PleegWat said:

    I suspect it might be because I successfully save Malik, she kills the guards at the end of the omega ranch level.

    this is correct actually. in order to get no kills you need to let makik die....



  • um...
    that's lame.



  • @accalia said:

    this is correct actually. in order to get no kills you need to let makik die....

    That's less than satisfying...



  • In order to be free from the guilt of death, you must also ensure that you never save someone who then goes and kills someone else...


  • SockDev

    @xaade said:

    that's lame.

    yep. it is.

    there's a couple of times where if you are nto careful you can cause civies to be scared and run into places where they ket killed. this also counts as killing...

    @PleegWat said:

    That's less than satisfying...

    yep. it is.

    i mean it's really hard to save malik without killing any of the baddies. you should be able to get rewarded for that with an acchievement


  • SockDev

    @xaade said:

    In order to be free from the guilt of death, you must also ensure that you never save someone who then goes and kills someone else...

    but then are you free from the guilt of death knowing that your lack of action directly caused someone to die?



  • @accalia said:

    yep. it is.

    there's a couple of times where if you are nto careful you can cause civies to be scared and run into places where they ket killed. this also counts as killing...

    yep. it is.

    i mean it's really hard to save malik without killing any of the baddies. you should be able to get rewarded for that with an acchievement

    Hmm... somehow that seems contradictory.

    Allow a civie to die by scaring them into a bad situation. Your fault.

    Allow malik to die by allowing them to engage in a fight, not your fault.

    Basing your decision on previous accidents, therefore intuitively deciding to save malik without killing anyone. Your fault.

    Easier achievement, kill everyone, its very clear how to resolve that one.


  • SockDev

    @xaade said:

    Hmm... somehow that seems contradictory.

    maybe but still. i say if you can manage to save her without killing any of her attackers then you deserve at least a cookie



  • In other words PETA is doing it wrong when they rescue a carnivore.


  • SockDev

    @xaade said:

    In other words PETA is doing it wrong when they rescue a carnivore.

    by that logic.... yes.

    although a close reading of PETAs charter indicates that they are for PEOPLE ethically treating animals (to what?) it says nothing about the behavior of animals towards other animals...



  • But if an animal is smart/sentient enough to be responsible like humans, it would be an ethical dilemma unless PETA rebukes that species as well.

    However, wouldn't it be an ethical dilemma, if that species requires other animals in its diet.


  • SockDev

    @xaade said:

    But if an animal is smart/sentient enough to be responsible like humans, it would be an ethical dilemma unless PETA rebukes that species as well.

    this is true. got a species in mind though? i'm not aware of any other than homo spaiens sapiens that fit the bill.



  • Humans eat, don't eat line
    Other Human | Animal Plant
    Vegan eat, don't eat line
    Other Human Animal | Plant

    Determination

    1. Has sentience?
    2. Has emotions?

    Without Cartesian doubt
    Traditional

    Other Human | Animal Plant

    Without Cartesian doubt
    Vegan

    Other Human Animal | Plant

    With Cartesian doubt

    | Other Human Animal Plant

    Conclusion
    Cartesian doubters allowed to be cannibals!



  • @accalia said:

    there's a couple of times where if you are nto careful you can cause civies to be scared and run into places where they ket killed. this also counts as killing...

    Every dead one is your fault. Also watch when an unconscious one falls into the water (common in sewer areas) - they can show as unconscious but reputedly they'll die at the end of the level or something.

    @accalia said:

    i mean it's really hard to save malik without killing any of the baddies. you should be able to get rewarded for that with an acchievement

    Indeed. Also paying specific care you don't blow the bot up near one - it may destroy the body, so there's no skulls around, but almost guaranteed to still count. That timer is tight.

    I'd say it can't possibly be harder than the room she massacres for you, but I can't say for sure as I never needed to do that...



  • Malik was the only character I made sure I did everything for because she was a decent person and I made an effort to save her everytime. Pritchard was a good guy as well (but a bit of a wanker), but his character was chronically underdeveloped ..


  • SockDev

    ara ara ara?

    :wtf:?



  • @accalia said:

    although a close reading of PETAs charter indicates that they are for PEOPLE ethically treating animals

    I totally agree with this. It brings a tear to my eye whenever I hear someone order a steak Well Done. Fucking abuse, that is.


  • SockDev

    .... because welldone is overdone or because it's a human cooking the steak?



  • @accalia said:

    .... because welldone is overdone or because it's a human cooking the steak?

    Yes and Yes. I generally refuse to cook a steak like that.



  • Fucking rare everyday ... I lose respect for them (especially if they own a penis) if I hear "I will have it well done"



  • I like medium rare. Too much chewing on "rare," plus you have to make sure the fat is properly seared.



  • Well done steak?

    Why steak then?

    There are so many better ways to eat well done.
    Burger, chicken fried steak, fajita.

    A slab of steak cannot be well done. It's no longer a steak by definition.



  • Fair enough, just people who have it done ... what is the point?


  • SockDev

    i'l go medium happily (not a fan of rare, but if you like it then whatever) and i can be convinced to go medium well.... but well done? no. that gets you a rap across the knuckles with the spatulae i'm using on the grill


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