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Offline stingo

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Re: What game are you playing?
« Reply #1100 on: August 15, 2014, 11:03:43 AM »
Finished Diablo III yesterday as the witch doctor. I think I may have really lucked out on my loot drops, because I felt it necessary to upgrade from Normal to Hard difficulty. I still need to play/finish the expansion (Reaper of Souls) before I can consider it truly finished.

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Re: What game are you playing?
« Reply #1101 on: August 15, 2014, 11:14:11 AM »
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Re: What game are you playing?
« Reply #1104 on: August 15, 2014, 03:44:05 PM »
I'm really enjoying "Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag."

In addition to the traditional AssCreed segments, Ubisoft added a substantial sea piracy simulator element. I don't believe a big boating/piracy game like this has existed since the 2004 game "Sid Meirs' Pirates!"


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Re: What game are you playing?
« Reply #1105 on: August 16, 2014, 06:57:39 AM »
I'm really enjoying "Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag."

In addition to the traditional AssCreed segments, Ubisoft added a substantial sea piracy simulator element. I don't believe a big boating/piracy game like this has existed since the 2004 game "Sid Meirs' Pirates!"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcU-zrI2Rg8

I like it too, I played it several months ago.  It is the only time that I liked an AC game.  What stops me from loving it is:

* stealth is too simplistic, for a game with assassin in the title this is unforgivable.
* fighting is more tedious than fun, it lacks that rhythm that games like Arkham City have.
* side quests lack any type of narrative, I don't like it when a game tries to be open world by simply putting in fetch quests.  It lacks depth.
* need to ditch the future guy stuff, who cares?

If they could fix those problems they could make something on par with an Elder Scrolls game which would be awesome.  Maybe if they didn't release 1-2 games every year, they could make something amazing instead of merely good.  But yeah don't get me wrong, I liked it.

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Re: What game are you playing?
« Reply #1106 on: August 17, 2014, 10:11:17 AM »
Finished Diablo III campaign (Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion) as the Witch Doctor. Really good game.

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Re: What game are you playing?
« Reply #1107 on: August 25, 2014, 08:10:47 PM »
Finished Diablo III campaign (Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion) as the Witch Doctor. Really good game.


And of course that's the sort of game some addicts continue to play well past the point of just beating the campaign -- Diablo 2 servers are still running. Grinding for great loot and maximizing their character as much as possible compels some people to play these sort of games for years on end. I sort of get the appeal. Couple of months ago I went to a PC cafe in Virginia, and there was a korean dude on the computer to right of me who was dozing off. Some guy there told me this dude would come in to the PC cafe, pay $30, and stay at the place for 24 hours straight, doing nothing but playing Diablo 3 and dozing off when he needed to. Blizzard games tend to bring that out in some people. When this guy came out of his nap I asked him politely to take a look at my Demon Hunter and tell me how I could make the character better, and he switched a few things around and gave me a great build that almost tripled my damage output.  Speaking of Diablo 3, a greatly anticipated patch (2.1) comes out Tuesday.

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Re: What game are you playing?
« Reply #1108 on: August 25, 2014, 08:55:44 PM »
And of course that's the sort of game some addicts continue to play well past the point of just beating the campaign -- Diablo 2 servers are still running. Grinding for great loot and maximizing their character as much as possible compels some people to play these sort of games for years on end.
This is precisely what I learned about MMORPG's after playing my first two. For one, in these games, you're never "there" forever. You always have to play catch-up with whatever updates that are implemented.

You ever read this article?
http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html


I had to quit FF11 and decided to not get back into MMORPG's for a long time. The addictive qualities I noted:

1) You can feel a sense of achievement every day.
2) The world felt like a secondary home, or perhaps a home you wish were your primary home.
3) The ridiculous amount of time spent accomplishing stuff makes you think, "well, I've invested this much time, why not invest more?"
4) The ridiculous amount of things you learn make you feel like you are fluent in an advanced skill, so it's fun to keep perfecting this skill.

#1 is possibly the most important factor, and it is noted in the cracked article. The problem with real life is that you typically can't get anywhere just by working hard. Maybe some people can, but those people aren't going to be addicted to MMORPG's. Working more hours at my job won't really achieve any goal and school predetermines when I finish. Neither are particularly enjoyable, as well. An MMORPG that is enjoyable and gives you the ability to get "there" as quick as you can spend the time to get there is a recipe for addiction.

It's almost horrifying to realize the feeling of subconscious fulfillment when playing FF11 vs. not playing FF11. The feeling of achievement is what keeps me from feeling empty inside, and FF11 sure helped, basically every day I was able to play it.

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Re: What game are you playing?
« Reply #1109 on: August 26, 2014, 04:11:29 AM »

And of course that's the sort of game some addicts continue to play well past the point of just beating the campaign -- Diablo 2 servers are still running. Grinding for great loot and maximizing their character as much as possible compels some people to play these sort of games for years on end. I sort of get the appeal. Couple of months ago I went to a PC cafe in Virginia, and there was a korean dude on the computer to right of me who was dozing off. Some guy there told me this dude would come in to the PC cafe, pay $30, and stay at the place for 24 hours straight, doing nothing but playing Diablo 3 and dozing off when he needed to. Blizzard games tend to bring that out in some people. When this guy came out of his nap I asked him politely to take a look at my Demon Hunter and tell me how I could make the character better, and he switched a few things around and gave me a great build that almost tripled my damage output.  Speaking of Diablo 3, a greatly anticipated patch (2.1) comes out Tuesday.

It's not just loot drops, you can also modify existing enchantments which adds a whole other level to the proceedings. While I can appreciate such mastery of a game, that comes at an awfully high cost in life.

Thread Duty: Completed the Easy mode of Fist of Awesome last night, and I've recently completed the first three or so missions of Majesty 2.
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