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  1. francisbaud liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Strategy MMORPG   
    Not sure what you mean by strategy of RTS games.  Like being a single soldier in a massive war like Planetside or the ability to command AI troops on the field.  Or are you just looking for a game with player-driven elements and massive pvp?
     
    Also since you mention Kingdom Under Fire 2 as a suitable game, there is another upcoming sandbox strategy MMORPG called Conqueror's Blade (War Rage in China) which is planned to come to the West.  It seems to be like Mount & Blade + Tiger Knight: Empire War or any other similar games.  It also has an "overworld" to move to other instances and player owned castles (and I think real time instanced sieges).  There isn't really much info on it aside from the fact it just finished CBT for the Chinese version (that also has a lot of English).  Though as a Chinese game it might have a high chance of becoming p2w, but still cool and a rare type of game to be an actual mmorpg.
     
     
  2. WITHASTICK liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Message Intercepted... Solved, Victory Returns to PlayStation 4   
    So line 3 still unknown and the last line is a double transposition cipher?
  3. skullhead51 liked a post in a topic by madtragg in the life of a gamer   
    I've been part of the community for a few years now but never really introduced myself.  Prepare yourself for a long story.
    I've been a gamer all my life, go by the gaming tag madtragg, I’m about 37 years old now. I joined the navy about 17 years ago,.  I grew up playing Nintendo, sega, pc and PlayStation.  I occasionally blog on the ign blog system.  I used to write a lot but it’s gone downhill because ign doesn't take care of it.  It gets spammed with ads and such.  There is a history with my gamer tag but maybe I’ll explain later on if anyone is interested.
    Gaming life as a kid was great.  Nintendo was my first system.  I got it for xmas one year and was instantly hooked.  I used to go to the video rental store and rent games just about every weekend.  My family was poor so I couldn't always buy the game I wanted.  One of the most addicting games that I played on Nintendo, besides Mario, was River City Ransom.  I really wish they would do a remake on that game.  My friend and I had a blast playing that game.   After the snes came out, my grandpa gave me birthday money so I went out and bought one and sill continued to rent games.  I also had Zelda a link to the past.  I think I went through that game at least 5 or 6 times.  I even pretended to be sick so I could stay home from school and play it.  Also, another game I played was uncharted waters.  That game was amazing.  I rented that game so many times. 
    I never owned the Sega genesis but my sister's ex-husband did.  He would stay at my parents’ house from time to time and he had it with him and all his games.  The most addicting game on Sega was dune which got me in to RTS's.  Which brings me to the PlayStation.  I got birthday money again sometime after the PlayStation came out.  My friend called me up and told me that the comic store had a used one for sale.  So, we went there and bought it.  It was gaming heaven from there.  I got hooked on a lot of famous games from there including command and conquer.  I spent a lot of time in that game.  I really wish they would bring that series back and not screw it up like they did with the 4th one.  When red alert came out for the PlayStation, my friend also ended up getting a PlayStation.  Well red alert was 2 players if you had a link cable. My friend lived right down the street so I would bring my tv over and my PlayStation and we hooked up and played against each other. It was so much fun.  Other games that I played were, twisted metal, xcom, metal gear, gameday 97, need for speed, civilization and so on.  
    As I progressed through high school, I really needed a pc for doing homework on.  My grandma gave me money to buy one.  After I got one, I got the command and conquer series and played it nonstop.  After playing civilization on PlayStation, I had to get it for pc and I played every single one that came out.  Even the knock off ones, call to power.  Which were good too. I also got hooked in to StarCraft which was fun playing multiplayer.
    My internet provider was AOL and there was a main gaming community called ANT.  For some reason, a disgruntled member of that group got mad and created a group called wasp.  They would just flood their chat rooms with spam and had these programs that messaged bomb them kicking them offline.  Was a total online war between the groups.  I got in to it, joined wasp, and had fun.  It kind of died down quick but it was a blast.  After that, we would play online games together such as StarCraft.  Wasp became popular and they started sending out gaming newsletters and reviews and such.  I did a little bit of the reviews but it wasn't much of my thing. 
    After I graduated high school, about 6 months later I went to navy boot camp.  It was a complete life change from there.  I was on my own and my first tour was japan.  After I got to japan, we immediately deployed for 3 months on a carrier.  I was part of a squadron.  After I got back from deployment, I had quite bit of money saved up so I bought a laptop so I could play games.  My pc back at home was too big to bring with me anyway.  As for my PlayStation, I had to get my brother to mail it to me.  When PlayStation 2 got announced, I had to get one.  It was hard to get one being in japan, unless I bought a Japanese one which were overpriced.  So, I got on amazon which was sold out most of the time.  They had special times when they would sell it because they would get more in stocked.  I got lucky and was able to buy it.  I had a problem with amazon though, they didn't want to ship it overseas so I had to change my shipping address to my sister's address so she can mail it to me.  For some reason, my PlayStation 2 would just not ship.  I had to constantly bug amazon about it and finally they figured out the problem and shipped it.  One day I’m at work and I get it in the mail.  My coworkers freak out because I have one and it was the greatest thing ever because it was so hard to get one.  They had to come to my barracks room to play it too. 
    As for games on ps2, I really enjoyed, twisted metal black, ffx, madden 2000, GTA 3, ff12, need for speed most wanted, gran turismo, and so on.   After I got married my gaming time slowed down a lot.  
    When ps3 came out, I hesitated on getting one because it was $600 but I still wanted one.  I waited a few months and they were still kind hard to get.  I was in Walmart one day, and I saw one.  I went home and told my wife, that I want to get it.  I had to convince her but we went back to Walmart and got it.  After I purchased it, she still wanted to shop around, so I 'm walking around Walmart guarding my ps3.  Ps3 really changed console gaming. Making online player easier to get in to. The first game on ps3 that I got hooked too was War hawk.  I had so much fun playing that game.  Kind of like battlefield but different setting.  The next game I really enjoyed was Killzone 2.  The multiplayer was addicting.  The game had a class system you leveled up, with the snipers, you can turn invisible.  The engineers, you get different types of tech to use, such as turrets and drones.  The tactician had a spawn grenade which could change the outcome of a match.  Best pvp I played. I was somewhat disappointed with killzone 3 because it didn't have all the same things as killzone 2 did.  Call of duty modern warfare was good, I was amazed by the graphics and the multiplayer was addicting.  I started to lose interest in the game though after MW2 and black ops.  So many good games on ps3, it’s hard to talk about them all.
    Next is my ps4.  I waited a year to get one because every time a new console comes out, not much games are released.  When I saw the white ps4 destiny bundle, I knew it was time to get one.  A lot of people were talking about how amazing destiny was going to be so I wanted to get it too.  After playing the destiny beta though, I knew it wasn't going to live up to the hype everyone was bragging about.  But since it came with the white ps4, I still got it.  Even though the game got average to bad reviews, I really enjoyed the game.  I spent 2 months playing it.  Took a break from it, and then go back when a dlc comes out for it.  I really enjoy the pvp.  A lot of people hate on it but I really think it’s fun because of the special abilities. 
    Other ps4 games that I enjoy, there is a lot. BF1, battlefront, ffxv, uncharted 4 and the collection, witcher 3, fallout 4, gta 5, the last of us, overwatch and so on.  A lot of people love overwatch, and it is great game.  Unfortunately, I’m not addicted to it.  I still like it but I don't have an itch to play it all the time. 
    As for battlefront, this game got a lot of hate because it was rushed and people had expectations of battlefront 2.  I never played battlefront 2, I wish I did because I heard it was amazing.  To be honest, battlefront is a fun multiplayer.  Dice did a good job on the details.  You'll hear rebels yelling out storm troopers in the area, or someone yelling for the rebellion.  It’s fun playing with the rebels and the imperials and I enjoy the game a lot.  I realize EA got greedy with the game with the dlcs and rushing it out the door but it’s still a good game. I love going back to it.  If you ever seen cloud city maps, the detail is just gorgeous.  Especially inside the carbon chambers. 
    After I got my ps4, I decided to join with AJSA.  I saw how groups would get on and play together and that interested me a lot.  The community is ran pretty well and the game nights are pretty fun.  I recommend joining in and if you have the time.  They try to do a lot of free to play games too.  I participated every weekend in November and had a blast.  I would volunteer to be a game night host but having a fulltime job and a family doesn’t really mix in to well with being able to host. 
    Thank you for your time.
    madtragg
  4. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in BF1 12min Prologue gameplay   
    Don't forget this.
     
  5. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Battlefield 1 - No Man's Land Cinematic (fanmade)   
    Scrolled down to comments expecting praise for how great the video was but instead saw people complaining about the black german soldier...
  6. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in No Man's Sky review. Worst game of 2016 confirmed!!!   
    Considering the game can be played offline, I have no doubt someone could make mods with totally new features once they decrypt the files containing the engine and scripts. http://www.nexusmods.com/nomanssky/news/12875/?
    At this point it's mostly just modifying/adding sound and art assets and some more advanced stuff like modifying spawn rate (http://nomansskymods.com/mods/increase-animal-spawn-rates-pack/) or changing the seed for your ship/multitool for a different look (http://www.nexusmods.com/nomanssky/news/12875/?).  Then there is this mod that increases your hyperdrive range by 1000x: http://nomansskymods.com/mods/super-hyperdrive/
  7. Seirex liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Is Joe planning a full review of No Man's Sky?   
    SoonTM.
     
  8. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in No Man's Sky review. Worst game of 2016 confirmed!!!   
    Getting 10x atlas stones also lets you see the locations of all black holes because "you can see the fabric of space and time" or something.
    The game in it's current state is literally spend first 20 hours grinding and maxing everything with basic game mechanics.  Then after that the only thing to do is "explore and enjoy the view" which isn't really even a game.  The only thing it does better in this field compared to something like space engine is the flora/fauna.  90% of the time the creatures are not very good or just nightmares.
    Maybe the modding community and future patches will make it better.
    Edit: Oh yeah and NMS actually has a texture for the planet when you are viewing it far away from space as seen here (both identical):

     
    If you just want pretty planets and scenery to look at, then space engine is free.
     
  9. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in No Man's Sky review. Worst game of 2016 confirmed!!!   
    Getting 10x atlas stones also lets you see the locations of all black holes because "you can see the fabric of space and time" or something.
    The game in it's current state is literally spend first 20 hours grinding and maxing everything with basic game mechanics.  Then after that the only thing to do is "explore and enjoy the view" which isn't really even a game.  The only thing it does better in this field compared to something like space engine is the flora/fauna.  90% of the time the creatures are not very good or just nightmares.
    Maybe the modding community and future patches will make it better.
    Edit: Oh yeah and NMS actually has a texture for the planet when you are viewing it far away from space as seen here (both identical):

     
    If you just want pretty planets and scenery to look at, then space engine is free.
     
  10. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Lost Ark CBT Gameplay 2016   
    Dang I thought this was forgotten or something.  It's been so long since I heard anything about it (haven't really been following though).
  11. skullhead51 liked a post in a topic by Apex Spartan in Lost Ark CBT Gameplay 2016   
    I've been waiting for new gameplay for this forever and now they finally releases some gameplay from CBT. I've been following this game since it's announcment. It's a open world action MMORPG with a combat style of Diablo 3 / POE, but deeper and better looking. There was some new info released like that each class at certain point "evolves" to a better version of that class among some other things. Also what sets it apart from other ARPGs is that this has jobs like fishing, astrology, mining and other sandbox shit, you have a karma / reputation system, you can help or harm NPCs which affects your reputation, you can eavesdrop NPC in middle of conversations for secret quests and information and many other things and it's an open world you can explore.
    From last information I remember, the game will have almost 18 classes and 7 startable ones.
     
    No exact date has been released on Western Beta, but some sources said that there was lots of english material released for the game at some chinese gaming convention or whatever which could indicate that the western Beta could be coming soon, maybe near the end of this year. Asian MMOs are popular for coming back like after 2 years since they've been available in Asia and then by the time they come to west, they are outdated. I really hope that doesn't happen to this game.
     
    Of course nothing has been confirmed if it will be F2P, or have a cashshop etc
    While I personally think it looks stunning and gameplay looks great, I'm worried about the bussines model and if the game will be P2W or have expensive cashshop, for which Asian MMOs again are popular for.
  12. AJSA CHM liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in PSA: No Mans Sky PC Port   
    Weird cause this is kind of proof there are higher settings: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/no-mans-sky-pc-graphics-settings-4k-screenshots
    Edited my last comment before you quoted me, you sure you held the mouse button down instead of clicking?

  13. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Foxhole (Currently a prototype, persistent open world Running with Rifles kind of game)   
    Just came across this as a promo on reddit and I decided to look further into it.  After reading some of the details, I thought this was really worth sharing.  A persistent online war on an open world with crafting, building, capturing and setting up supply lines.  Also your character stays active in the world when you are offline so there will probably be camps for sleeping or everyone just looks afk XD and hope your position doesn't get overrun (I have no idea how they intend to implement spawning and death).
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/foxholegame
    Place to download the combat prototype: http://www.foxholegame.com/download
    Steam greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723054337
     
    Taken from their greenlight page:
    Player Directed Warfare - Every solider is controlled by a player. Players ARE the content
    Sandbox warfare, where players determine the narrative of a long term war Emergent strategies and tactics make every part the war feel unique Your character stays active in the world even after you've gone offline Build your capacity to contribute to the war by acquiring resources, crafting, and building Persistent Living World - Join hundreds of players in a shared, war torn universe
    Capture and setup supply lines to keep your frontline well equipped Execute long term strategies that take weeks of planning, changing the tide of the war with minimal casualties Conquer and relinquish territories in a back and forth, high stakes conflict Play as a persistent character throughout the war, gaining notoriety and influence among your faction Realistic Tactics & Combat - Tense and cerebral battles that keep you on the edge of your seat
    Ammunition, resources, and information are limited, requiring players to work together to survive Dynamic battle conditions: Use the time of day and terrain features to gain an advantage Combat where skills and strategy matter more than stats or XP points Reconnaissance is as important as firepower  
     
  14. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Foxhole (Currently a prototype, persistent open world Running with Rifles kind of game)   
    Just came across this as a promo on reddit and I decided to look further into it.  After reading some of the details, I thought this was really worth sharing.  A persistent online war on an open world with crafting, building, capturing and setting up supply lines.  Also your character stays active in the world when you are offline so there will probably be camps for sleeping or everyone just looks afk XD and hope your position doesn't get overrun (I have no idea how they intend to implement spawning and death).
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/foxholegame
    Place to download the combat prototype: http://www.foxholegame.com/download
    Steam greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=723054337
     
    Taken from their greenlight page:
    Player Directed Warfare - Every solider is controlled by a player. Players ARE the content
    Sandbox warfare, where players determine the narrative of a long term war Emergent strategies and tactics make every part the war feel unique Your character stays active in the world even after you've gone offline Build your capacity to contribute to the war by acquiring resources, crafting, and building Persistent Living World - Join hundreds of players in a shared, war torn universe
    Capture and setup supply lines to keep your frontline well equipped Execute long term strategies that take weeks of planning, changing the tide of the war with minimal casualties Conquer and relinquish territories in a back and forth, high stakes conflict Play as a persistent character throughout the war, gaining notoriety and influence among your faction Realistic Tactics & Combat - Tense and cerebral battles that keep you on the edge of your seat
    Ammunition, resources, and information are limited, requiring players to work together to survive Dynamic battle conditions: Use the time of day and terrain features to gain an advantage Combat where skills and strategy matter more than stats or XP points Reconnaissance is as important as firepower  
     
  15. Seirex liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Should we Support Battlefield 1?   
    It is way too early to consider this.  All we have is a trailer done in engine that basically shows models that will be used in the game.  The concept sounds cool but we know nothing about the gameplay or if the content is actually any good.
  16. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Guy who owns over half of the games on Steam reaches highest user level   
    I think his all games list caused my browser and some script to be not responding. lol
  17. Alexander452 liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in New MMO called Escape From Tarkov   
    Devs made a little puzzle that no one has solved yet and you can win a limited edition preorder.
     http://forum.escapefromtarkov.com/topic/4003-strange-signal/?page=
    They have made some in the past but I end up missing them and they get solved by the time I check.
    The first string is Base64 with the username/password and you can type "help" in the terminal for a list of commands.  So if you're bored, like puzzles and have a few hours to spare, good luck. lol
    edit: ok someone made a discord for it https://discordapp.com/channels/196997297471619072/196997297471619072  or https://discord.gg/CQAaH
    I guess everyone is stuck and there are probably people that have already spent the whole day trying to solve it. lol
    This is way out of my expertise.
    A discussion of one of the old puzzles probably gives an idea what the devs have made. http://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/22972/what-secret-is-this-massive-technical-puzzle-hiding-riddles-and-data-puzzles
  18. Alexander452 liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Unity tech demo: Adam   
    lol 2:22 the bottom right robot clips through another.  Also this just demonstrates graphics but having physics is probably a whole other thing.
  19. MeatShieldM249 liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Battlefield 1 Official Gameplay Trailer   
    You can see the E3 gameplay here: https://www.twitch.tv/ea/v/72078016?t-2h1m42s
    Or you can watch the youtube video someone uploaded of it.  More vids here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLpjKzWIuEfnbUB3CbQoYM-eNFHVXABP0
    Also I think the "celebrity team" actually won 2/3 matches vs the "battlefield youtubers" team lol
    It is the alpha version and plane crash animations seem to missing since they literally disappear.  The female announcer doesn't fit but may just be a placeholder.  I expect each side or even country to have their own.
    It looks fun and really good game-wise but it is far from realistic especially on this map where I felt like they put WWI weaponry in a WWII setting.  Mostly cause it's pretty unlikely to find all those vehicle types together in a combined arms especially in a village that looks pretty much untouched when right beside it is literally a wasteland.  But it is a game so it would be unfair to say it disgraces the memory of WWI when there are WWII games and other games that depict historical events even when not historically accurate.
    So what I really think.... the attention to detail really impresses me.  Especially when all the vehicles have enter and exit animations and on the planes, there is an animation to switch from pilot to rear gunner seat seen here https://youtu.be/Uc3zZyEUKxA?t=1m13s .  They seem to fully utilize the destruction system where all the walls and houses seem destructible including deformation of terrain.
  20. Alexander452 liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in This game makes DOOM's hell look like a kindergarten   
    Interesting they had a kickstarter that was cancelled and didn't get anywhere near the support.  I wonder how they got the funding.
    Also trippy and really alien if this is their vision for the game. lol
    (10 month old video, too bad it didn't get more attention)
     
  21. Seirex liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Should we Support Battlefield 1?   
    It is way too early to consider this.  All we have is a trailer done in engine that basically shows models that will be used in the game.  The concept sounds cool but we know nothing about the gameplay or if the content is actually any good.
  22. Alexander452 liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in New MMO called Escape From Tarkov   
    Almost forgot about the livestreams they had today.  This would be the first english livestream since they delayed the original one.
     
    English livestream
     
     
    Russian livestream before the English one.
     
  23. skullhead51 liked a post in a topic by Wade D McGinnis in New MMO called Escape From Tarkov   
    I honestly really want a solid single player campaign for this just because of the level of weapon customization made me smile. However it looks like that may not be the case. Here's hoping that we see other titles grab this level of detail for the future!
  24. TheTitan liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in If you attended Ocean Week 2015, your summoner's name is inscribed on bottom of a reef   
    The ocean is so unexplored that you could probably (in secret) throw a couple hundred stone statues of you down there and a thousand years later it starts a cult or they miswrite history. lol
  25. Raspharus liked a post in a topic by skullhead51 in Battlefield 1 set in World War 1 - Official Trailer   
    Why are you quoting me lol.  I only mentioned that part because there are assumptions when there is barely any information or gameplay footage released.  I just want a good game, historically accurate or not.  Zeppelins, WWI tanks, horses, and mustard gas don't usually appear in fps games or even all in one game so this is something genuinely new.