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RuneX liked a post in a topic by Psykogrl in Xbox Black Friday Sale Announced!
Xbox Black Friday Sale!
I'll post the full list of games and prices if you just want to look it over instead of going to the link:
'n Verlore Verstand | $8.99 | 40% off
7 Days to Die | $9.00 | 70% off
ABZU | $10.00 | 50% off
ARK: Survival Evolved | $38.99 | 35% off
Agents of Mayhem - Total Mayhem Bundle | $25.00 | 50% off
Agents of Mayhem | $20.00 | 50% off
America's Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! | $20.00 | 50% off
Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack | $3.20 | 60% off
Armikrog | $4.00 | 60% off
Assassin's Creed Origins - Deluxe Edition| $48.99 | 30% off
Assassin's Creed Origins - Gold Edition | $69.99 | 30% off
Assassin's Creed Origins | $41.99 | 30% off
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Gold Edition | $28.00 | 60% off
Assassin's Creed Syndicate | $20.00 | 60% off
Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection | $20.00 | 60% off
Assassin's Creed Triple Pack: Black Flag, Unity, Syndicate | $29.70 | 67% off
Assetto Corsa | $17.99 | 40% off
Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition | $5.00 | 75% off
Batman: The Enemy Within - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $14.99 | 40% off
Batman: The Telltale Series - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $7.50 | 70% off
Battleborn | $7.50 | 75% off
Battlefield 1 & Titanfall 2 Ultimate Bundle| $40.00 | 50% off
Battlefield 1 Revolution | $30.00 | 50% off
Battlefield Bundle | $26.99 | 10% off
BioShock: The Collection | $19.80 | 67% off
Black The Fall | $11.24 | 25% off
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection | $19.80 | 67% off
Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons | $6.00 | 70% off
Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Zombies Chronicles Edition | $44.99 | 25% off
Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Zombies Deluxe | $74.99 | 25% off
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Digital Deluxe Edition | $64.99 | 35% off
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Digital Legacy Edition | $47.99 | 40% off
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Launch Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered| $29.99 | 25% off
Call of Duty: WWII - Digital Deluxe | $89.99 | 10% off
Cars 3: Driven to Win | $25.00 | 50% off
Constructor | $20.00 | 50% off
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin | $16.00 | 60% off
Dark Souls III - Deluxe Edition | $34.00 | 60% off
Dark Souls III | $24.00 | 60% off
Dead Island Definitive Collection | $16.00 | 60% off
Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition | $24.00 | 60% off
Dead Rising 4 | $16.00 | 60% off
Deadlight: Director's Cut | $3.00 | 80% off
Defense Grid 2 | $2.25 | 85% off
Destiny 2 - Digital Deluxe Edition | $74.99 | 25% off
Destiny 2 - Game + Expansion Pass Bundle | $67.49 | 25% off
Destiny 2 | $38.99 | 35% off
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Digital Deluxe Edition | $13.50 | 85% off
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided | $9.00 | 85% off
DiRT 4 | $30.00 | 50% off
Dishonored 2 | $20.00 | 50% off
Dishonored Definitive Edition | $10.00 | 50% off
Dishonored The Complete Collection | $32.00 | 60% off
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Deluxe Bundle | $30.00 | 50% off
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider | $15.00 | 50% off
Disneyland Adventures | $19.49 | 35% off
Doodle God: Ultimate Edition | $4.00 | 60% off
Doom | $20.09 | 33% off
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Game of the Year Edition | $10.00 | 75% off
Dragon Ball Xenoverse + Season Pass | $19.50 | 70% off
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Deluxe Edition | $45.00 | 50% off
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 | $35.99 | 40% off
Dragon Ball Xenoverse Super Bundle | $50.99 | 40% off
Dragon Ball Xenoverse | $12.00 | 70% off
Dreamfall Chapters | $15.00 | 50% off
Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition | $20.09 | 33% off
EA Sports FIFA 18 & NBA Live 18: The One Edition Bundle | $40.00 | 50% off
EA Sports FIFA 18 NHL 18 Bundle | $59.99 | 40% off
EA Sports FIFA 18 and Need for Speed Payback Bundle | $64.99 | 35% off
EA Sports NHL 18 Young Stars Deluxe Edition | $50.00 | 50% off
EA Sports NHL 18 Young Stars Edition | $40.00 | 50% off
EA Sports NHL 18 | $30.00 | 50% off
EA Sports UFC 2 Deluxe Edition | $16.50 | 67% off
EA Sports UFC 2 | $16.00 | 60% off
Enter The Gungeon | $7.49 | 50% off
Evolve | $7.50 | 75% off
F1 2017 | $35.99 | 40% off
FIFA 18 Icon Edition | $59.99 | 40% off
FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition | $47.99 | 40% off
FIFA 18 | $35.99 | 40% off
Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
Fallout 4 | $20.09 | 33% off
Far Cry 4 | $16.00 | 60% off
Far Cry Primal - Apex Edition | $22.00 | 60% off
Far Cry Primal | $20.00 | 60% off
Fashionista Starter Pack | $9.99 | 20% off
Final Fantasy XV Digital Premium Edition| $30.00 | 60% off
Final Fantasy XV | $20.00 | 60% off
For Honor Deluxe Edition | $28.00 | 60% off
For Honor Gold Edition | $40.00 | 60% off
For Honor Standard Edition | $24.00 | 60% off
Forza Horizon 3 Deluxe Edition | $45.49 | 35% off
Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition | $24.99 | 50% off
Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition | $67.49 | 25% off
Furi | $10.00 | 50% off
Game of Thrones - The Complete First Season (Episodes 1-6) | $5.00 | 75% off
Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition | $38.99 | 35% off
Gears of War 4 | $19.99 | 50% off
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - Day One Version | $10.00 | 50% off
Get Even | $15.00 | 50% off
Gigantic Starter Bundle | $7.49 | 25% off
Gigantic Ultimate Bundle | $20.09 | 33% off
Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card | $40.00 | 50% off
Grand Theft Auto V & Megalodon Shark Cash Card Bundle | $64.00 | 60% off
Grand Theft Auto V & Whale Shark Cash Card Bundle | $44.00 | 60% off
Grand Theft Auto V | $30.00 | 50% off
Halo 5: Guardians – Digital Deluxe Edition| $25.00 | 50% off
Halo Wars 2: Complete Edition | $50.99 | 15% off
Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition | $20.00 | 50% off
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition | $10.00 | 50% off
Has-Been Heroes | $10.00 | 50% off
Hasbro Family Fun Pack Conquest Edition | $12.00 | 70% off
Hasbro Family Fun Pack | $12.00 | 70% off
Homefront: The Revolution 'Freedom Fighter' Bundle | $16.00 | 60% off
Homefront: The Revolution | $12.00 | 60% off
Human Fall Flat | $6.00 | 60% off
Infinite Minigolf | $7.50 | 50% off
Just Cause 3 XL Edition | $16.90 | 80% off
Just Cause 3 | $12.00 | 80% off
Just Dance 2018 | $40.19 | 33% off
Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition | $20.00 | 50% off
Kona | $10.00 | 50% off
LEGO City Undercover | $20.00 | 50% off
LEGO Worlds | $17.99 | 40% off
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Season Pass Pack | $4.35 | 85% off
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris | $3.00 | 85% off
Late Shift | $8.12 | 35% off
Let Them Come | $5.35 | 33% off
Life is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $5.00 | 75% off
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition | $17.49 | 30% off
Little Nightmares | $11.99 | 40% off
Livelock | $5.00 | 75% off
Lords of the Fallen Digital Complete Edition | $9.00 | 70% off
Lords of the Fallen | $6.00 | 70% off
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime | $6.00 | 60% off
Madden NFL 18: G.O.A.T. Holiday Edition | $40.00 | 50% off
Madden NFL 18 | $30.00 | 50% off
Mafia III Deluxe Edition | $24.00 | 60% off
Mafia III | $16.00 | 60% off
Mages of Mystralia | $14.99 | 25% off
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Deluxe Edition | $67.49 | 25% off
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite | $40.19 | 33% off
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $10.00 | 50% off
Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition | $20.00 | 60% off
Mass Effect: Andromeda | $16.00 | 60% off
Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Combo Pack | $17.99 | 40% off
Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience | $19.49 | 35% off
Micro Machines World Series | $17.99 | 40% off
Mighty No. 9 | $5.00 | 75% off
Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $12.50 | 50% off
Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure (Episodes 1-8) | $9.00 | 70% off
Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $6.00 | 70% off
Mirror's Edge Catalyst | $5.00 | 75% off
Monopoly Plus | $7.50 | 50% off
Mortal Kombat X | $8.00 | 60% off
Mount & Blade: Warband | $5.00 | 75% off
Murdered: Soul Suspect | $4.00 | 80% off
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold | $119.99 | 20% off
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition | $59.99 | 40% off
NBA 2K18 | $41.99 | 30% off
NBA Live 18: The One Edition | $15.00 | 50% off
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto | $34.99 | 30% off
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 | $20.99 | 30% off
Necropolis | $7.50 | 75% off
Need for Speed Payback - Deluxe Edition| $47.99 | 40% off
Need for Speed Payback | $35.99 | 40% off
ONE PIECE BURNING BLOOD - Gold Edition | $21.12 | 75% off
One Piece: Burning Blood | $15.00 | 75% off
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition| $10.00 | 50% off
Overwatch Game of the Year Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 | $6.50 | 50% off
Path of Exile First Blood Bundle | $13.39 | 33% off
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition - The Big Score Game Bundle | $25.00 | 50% off
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition | $10.00 | 50% off
Pinball FX3 - Marvel Pinball Season 1 Bundle | $16.07 | 33% off
Pinball FX3 - Sci-Fi Pack | $4.99 | 50% off
Planet of the Eyes | $6.49 | 35% off
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 - Frosty Deluxe Edition | $8.25 | 67% off
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 - Frosty Standard Edition | $8.00 | 60% off
Portal Knights | $11.99 | 40% off
Prey | $20.00 | 50% off
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 - FC Barcelona Edition Bundle | $41.99 | 40% off
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 | $35.99 | 40% off
Project CARS 2 | $41.99 | 30% off
Prototype Biohazard Bundle | $16.50 | 67% off
Quantum Break | $20.00 | 50% off
R.B.I. Baseball 17 | $6.60 | 67% off
Rayman Legends | $5.00 | 75% off
ReCore | $14.99 | 25% off
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Deluxe Edition | $45.00 | 50% off
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard | $30.00 | 50% off
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration | $19.80 | 67% off
Rock Band 4 Rivals Bundle | $30.00 | 50% off
Rocket League | $10.00 | 50% off
Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure | $19.49 | 35% off
Ryse: Legendary Edition | $7.50 | 75% off
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell | $7.50 | 75% off
ScreamRide | $7.50 | 75% off
Serial Cleaner | $6.00 | 60% off
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition | $4.50 | 85% off
Slender: The Arrival | $2.50 | 75% off
Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition | $13.20 | 67% off
Songbringer | $9.99 | 50% off
South Park: The Fractured but Whole - Gold Edition | $62.99 | 30% off
South Park: The Fractured but Whole | $40.19 | 33% off
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition| $7.50 | 75% off
Steep Gold Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
Steep | $20.00 | 50% off
Strider | $3.75 | 75% off
Sunset Overdrive Deluxe Edition | $12.50 | 75% off
Sunset Overdrive | $7.50 | 75% off
Super Comboman: Smash Edition | $10.04 | 33% off
Syberia 3 | $25.00 | 50% off
TEKKEN 7 - Deluxe Edition | $50.99 | 40% off
TEKKEN 7 | $35.99 | 40% off
Tacoma | $14.99 | 25% off
The Banner Saga 2 | $10.00 | 50% off
The Banner Saga | $6.00 | 70% off
The Crew Ultimate Edition | $25.00 | 50% off
The Disney Afternoon Collection | $8.00 | 60% off
The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Collector's Edition | $40.00 | 50% off
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind | $30.00 | 50% off
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited | $10.00 | 50% off
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition | $20.00 | 50% off
The Escapists | $5.00 | 75% off
The Evil Within 2 | $30.00 | 50% off
The Evil Within Digital Bundle | $15.00 | 50% off
The Evil Within | $6.60 | 67% off
The Flame in the Flood | $8.00 | 60% off
The Inner World | $6.00 | 60% off
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game | $30.00 | 50% off
The Sexy Brutale | $10.00 | 50% off
The Telltale Undead Survival Bundle | $22.00 | 60% off
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) | $10.00 | 60% off
The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries | $4.50 | 70% off
The Walking Dead: Season Two | $6.25 | 75% off
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season | $6.25 | 75% off
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition | $20.00 | 60% off
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | $20.00 | 50% off
The Wolf Among Us | $6.25 | 75% off
Thief | $4.00 | 80% off
Thimbleweed Park | $11.99 | 40% off
This War of Mine: The Little Ones | $7.50 | 75% off
Thumper | $13.39 | 33% off
Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition | $20.00 | 50% off
Tokyo 42 | $10.00 | 50% off
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands - Deluxe Edition | $35.00 | 50% off
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands - Gold Edition | $50.00 | 50% off
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands - Standard Edition | $30.00 | 50% off
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege | $50.00 | 50% off
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Complete Edition | $50.00 | 50% off
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Gold Edition | $32.00 | 60% off
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege | $20.00 | 60% off
Tom Clancy's The Division Gold Edition | $29.70 | 67% off
Tom Clancy's The Division | $15.00 | 70% off
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition | $7.50 | 75% off
Trendy Tycoon Starter Pack | $9.99 | 20% off
Typoman | $3.90 | 70% off
Valkyria Revolution | $23.99 | 40% off
Virginia | $4.00 | 60% off
WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship | $25.00 | 50% off
WWE 2K18 Digital Deluxe Edition | $49.49 | 45% off
WWE 2K18 | $35.99 | 40% off
Watch Dogs 1 + Watch Dogs 2 Standard Editions Bundle | $35.00 | 50% off
Watch Dogs2 - Deluxe Edition | $23.10 | 67% off
Watch Dogs2 - Gold Edition | $33.00 | 67% off
Watch Dogs2 | $19.80 | 67% off
What Remains of Edith Finch | $13.39 | 33% off
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Digital Deluxe Edition | $40.00 | 50% off
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus | $30.00 | 50% off
Wolfenstein: The New Order | $10.00 | 50% off
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood | $10.00 | 50% off
Wolfenstein: The Two-Pack | $15.00 | 50% off
Worms W.M.D | $9.90 | 67% off
X-Morph: Defense | $11.99 | 40% off
XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition | $24.75 | 67% off
XCOM 2 | $19.80 | 67% off
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection | $19.49 | 35% off
Psykogrl liked a post in a topic by RuneX in Games With Gold - Xbox | Updated Monthly *November 2017*
Best game out of this lineup I feel is Tales from the Borderlands.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Paz in Need for Speed Payback- Putting cards under your hood for horsepower
The multiplying villainies of E.A do swarm upon it
Well we all heard of it. Need for Speed Payback. Some of us tried it, some of us did not because it's E.A so there's an immediate chance that they are going to screw it up. And shocking or not... they did. After a friend shared me his account so I can play it (he won it from a bag of Lays Krax since there's some promotion here in Romania) so after 21 hours (yes. The story takes only 21 hours or less depending on how quickly you get through the story bits while grinding for parts- ehem I mean cards-) I want to talk about this game since I was really hoping for an improvement over Need for Speed 2015. Let's begin shall we?
Need for Speed Payback is the most recent game of the sadly dying Need for Speed franchise developed by Ghost Games and published of course by.. E.A Games. (don't call them Electronic Arts. Call 'em more like Early Access Games) 2015 had a real roll of a cheese in form of a story, with characters that tried to be friendly and such. I personally was amused by Manu. Here... well the characters are not really that great. And I'll soon explain why. The story of the game is like this: You play as 3 characters, depending on what races you do: Tyler Morgan, Sean ''Mac'' McAlister and Jessica ''Jess'' Miller. Tyler is the leader of the trio, with a strong desire to win races and bla bla bla. He loves racing, for short. After being betrayed by the game's antagonist Lina Navarro who joins The House, a crime syndicate which deals in races and cars and car technology (I'm still flabberghasted by the ''Cars that drive themselves'' tech), has the police under its control, and proving to be such a greedy and outright arrogant bish, Tyler calls in the other 2 so he can take down The House, humiliate Lina and bring Fortune Valley back to its former glory. The story... it honestly feels like Need for Speed Undercover but done much better. I was actually ok with the story in this game. It's not great (because... come on. It's a Need for Speed game. Even though Underground 2 and Most Wanted were so good with their stories but E.A completely forgot what NFS was about after Carbon) but not awful either. Tyler and his crew uncover what The House does during the story, you sort of get attached to them (well, at least with Mac who's a pretty cool dude) and actually feel like humiliating Lina after proving how frigging arrogant she is. There are however, other crews from The House that you must beat, for me the most infuriating one being The One Percent Club and its stupid-ass leader Natalia Nova, who's like an infuriatingly worse version of The Kardashians. She actually got me angry at some point due to her shit-talk. I'm not kidding. Her narcissism is beyond infuriating and I felt some real satisfaction after beating her and her Huayra. If anyone else felt this and humiliated her, I'm proud of you good sir or madam. The voice acting... it's passable. It's not god-awful. The actors actually did put some effort here if you ask me. But for some reason Manu and Spike were a lot more memorable for me. Not really due to the photorealistic graphics that made me feel like they're really there or something but because they were pretty nice. Here, our protagonists sometimes make weird remarks when it gets sunny or dark. It feels kinda weird honestly. But whatever.
Graphics? Well for some reason this one decided to not go for the photorealistic graphics of the 2015 one which were actually really sweet to behold. I'm not sure if Ghost went for worse graphics to bring some nostalgia or because they were a bit lazy. The graphics honestly do not really match the 2017 standards if you ask me. 2015 had a really good idea with the photorealistic graphics but here they go back to Rivals-like graphics? Oh well. The detail on the cars though is quite good. The detail is there. Even the open world is pretty nicely detailed. It's nice to see a car getting dusty the more you drive offroad, the damage detail is allright even though it takes quite a crash to see some real damage on your car. One such example being the back windows breaking after a hard crash or a really long jump. I do wish this game decided to still go for the photorealistic graphics though. I'm honest with you. Even if the detail is there, the overall look makes it look outdated. If you ask me, 2015 had superior graphics because... yeah. Photorealistic graphics. Unfortunately though... EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A 2017 RACING GAME IT STILL DOESN'T HAVE INTERIOR VIEW. EVEN THE CREW DID IT AND THAT GAME WAS LESS ENJOYABLE DUE TO THE GAMEPLAY THAT WOULD MESS YOU UP QUITE A BIT SOMETIMES. The customization options for your cars are pretty neat btw.
Allrighty, now for the gameplay. This one honestly decided to go full arcade. The driving feels like Most Wanted. Or Undercover. Can't really tell. The idea is that it returns to its older roots. It doesn't force you to go mostly for drifting like the 2015 one did since if you try to go all grippy you feel like you're driving a car with bricks for wheels. So it's a welcome change, at least in my opinion. Your car still relies on drifting during corners but only if you want to keep your speed up, which is not really that much of a loss. The physics... allright. Not much to talk 'bout here. OH WAIT, I aaaaalmost forgot. The way you get your frigging car boosted is not.. you know, car parts, but instead CARD parts. Yup, after every single race you don't get only cash and XP for your level but also... 1 out of 3 random cards. Throw the dice and see what you get. The card can be: Head, Block, ECU, Turbo, Exhaust and Transmission. From the next brands where you can match 3 pieces together to get a Brand Bonus: Americana (Nitrous + Air), Carbon (Acceleration + Air), Chidori (Acceleration + Brakes and a few Sasuke jokes), Nextech (Speed+ Brakes) and Outlaw (Speed + Nitrous). Since you have 6 parts you can have 2 total Brand Bonuses so have fun, with the most obvious being Chidori with Outlaw for high-tier cars, Carbon with Americana for Offroad vehicles and so on. Choose what you like. Oh did I mention the fact that you still don't have interior view for your cars? Oh I did mention it above? I'm doing it again because E.A and G.G just won't do it even for the next one.
The activities you have to do in this game are not that interesting. You have your standard Circuit and Sprint but heeey Drag makes a return. Along these you have what I call ''Sprint Pursuits''. Remember when open world Need for Speed game like Most Wanted, Carbon, Undercover, Most Wanted 2012, Rivals and the 2015 reboot had cops you can engage in pursuits by going at high speed near them or even smashing 'em? Yyyeah, this game DOES NOT HAVE THAT. What the hell??? You can only engage in so-called ''cop chases'' if you either locate a crate on the map or decide to play one of the story missions where you must escape from the cops. Why the fuck did Ghost or E.A take such a decision is something that I cannot understand. Were they too lazy to have police cars randomly drive around but instead let crew members of the rival crews roam around?? Where's the logic? In fact, I see that they didn't even bother to add a Pursuit System. Even during these so-called 'chases'' where you can surprisingly still wreck cops, there's no real reward. Maybe if you count in the cash you get at the end of it, with or without a bet you're given at the beginning of the race which can give you a bit more cash, which NEVER ACTUALLY GETS BETTER? Now let me complain about this one bit:
You know this big race Tyler and the others mention during the story? The Outlaw's Rush? Well it should give you quite a lot of cash at the end since it's the final frigging race and it's also pretty long? Well PISS OFF. You get still 12 500 cash, along with a bit more of a bit less cash if you succeed with the respective bet ! THE BIG EVENT, THE ONE YOU WORKED FOR 21 FRIGGING HOURS, IS TREATED LIKE ANOTHER STANDARD SPRINT GODDAMN IT. Not giving you... I dunno. 500k at the end of it, or even 1kk, SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU FEEL REALLY FRIGGING REWARDED. You feel satisfied for humiliating Navarro and ruining The House's business but niuuuup, when you see how much cash you get from the very last goddamn mission that takes quite some time to do that feeling of achievement is immediately ruined. Like taking a huge slap over the face. Good, done with my rant.
The other activities you can do include Speed Traps, Drifts, Jumps, Derelicts (aka ''Search for the part of that car''), smashing through Billboards and... and this is just bizzare... collecting poker chips. Woooooooptedooooo. These activities quiiiickly get boring especially when you play alone. And I mean really quick. I was actually getting frustrated when accidentally going through some Speed Trap. It's like they are forced down your throat. You just can't avoid them.
Nooow let's talk about 2 things here: The customization (excluding the ''cards'') and THE MICROTRANSACTIONS. Because of course Need for Speed needed that. It's back in this game for your cars and they are quite vast. I'll be sincere about this. You can make your cars look pretty sick either by doing your own wraps or choosing wraps done by other players. P.s: The BMW M3 GTR wrap is already in, so if you want the good old BMW and make it like the M3 GTR, go on. However, the customization feels a bit weird here. The bodykits are gone, instead being replaced by parts that match. For example combining the front bumper with a rear bumper will give you a specific bodykit sort of. As I noticed on the BMW M3 E46 while searching for the GTR bodykit. Yeah, I love that car ok? Along these you can also customize... and you'll understand why I decided to mention the microtransactions here... the tire smoke, the horn, even the underglow of your car. But these parts drop only from ''Shipments''. You get Basic ones by leveling up, while the Premium ones... require Speed Points. What are Speed Points? The currency you pay real money for. Yes, even if you already spent 60 bucks for this thing it ain't giving E.A any fucking satisfaction. (like it did for other studios. I'm looking at you Activision and 2K Games) This... is so gross. Prices for 'em? Well they range from 5 bucks to the price of another goddamn game. Yes, they actually had the audacity to go there. You can get Speed Points if you are really desperate for pink tier smoke or high-level card parts. I noticed that this is becoming an absolutely disgusting trend. And I mean literally disgusting. I usually don't swear but when I'm angry I do. AND I AM. E.A want to jump on the goddamn gravy train too. All this goddamn greed today's TRIPLE-A studios have is beyond vicious. No wonder Joe snapped when he saw 'em. It's gross. It's really gross. I was thinking about buying this game on Christmas but... honestly, screw that. Oh, did you know that more cars and story bits will be added to the game in the future? Yeah, I found this out too from someone. Explains the PC port which many people say it's bad.
Need for Speed PayUsMore could've been a decent Need for Speed game honestly. It had the potential. But E.A doesn't want to understand that people just want the franchise to return to its roots. This one kinda does it but not enough. I wanted it to have those photorealistic graphics honestly as the 2015 reboot looked pretty neat with it. I wanted this one to be more of a Need for Speed Carbon sequel so we can know what happened after Darius got beaten since the protagonist in that game actually had some history there before going to Rockport City. Or hell, even a Need for Speed Underground 2 sequel would be frigging amazing if done right. (too bad E.A killed Black Box too...) But nop, E.A just don't want to listen. They think people are okay with their new games when SO MANY PEOPLE SCREAM AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS THAT THEY WANT A PROPER UNDERGROUND 3 GAME. This really gets infuriating. Seeing microtransactions starting to crawl in the Need for Speed games too is becoming pretty gross honestly.
It's another by the numbers NfS game honestly. It's pretty enjoyable only if you play with someone, repeat the story or try customize cars for your pleasure so you can actually have a reason, but if you don't play for these 3 reasons well good luck trying to squeeze the fun out of this one. For all that it offers... it's barely worth 20 dollars honestly. Not frigging 60. You really think E.A that asking people to pay 60 dollars for a game that lasts 21 hours because nobody wants to do the boring stuff is of good value? NO. A 60 DOLLARS GAME HONESTLY SHOULD GIVE YOU MORE THAN 60 hours. AREN'T GAMES SUPPOSED TO HAVE A BALANCE OF QUALITY AND QUANTITY? This game seems to favor quantity. And it ain't great quantity. Don't even think 'bout spending 60 dollars on this game. Just don't. Ok? Good. Glad I made this clear. If you got it from a Lays Krax bag it's even better.
My final verdict for Need for Speed Payback (PayUsMore) is a 5 out of 10.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Foxhart in For Honor AJSA fight night/future tournement
So we havent had a fight night on xbox in a while. And ive been thinking that with the 4th season hitting we should do a fight night in For Honor with the AJSA. Maybe even have it lead to a tournement? It will be custom matches and AJSA members only. So hit me up if interested. Could be fun to stab the holy hell out of each other.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Blurmania 53 in AJSA Overwatch Xbox Event(Diva ULT Enemy Wipe)
During the AJSA Overwatch Event after we split the party into customs/online,we played a match on Route 99 where our members did well and in this clip I played as Diva and managed to get a sixtuple/5-6 players down w Divas ULT and got 3 more kills after that up until and when my mech was down.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Psykogrl in Games With Gold - Xbox | Updated Monthly *November 2017*
Games with Gold starting tomorrow, November 1st, with Trackmania Turbo and NiGHTS into dreams. Trackmania Turbo is an arcade racer that offers both Online multiplayer (Description says 1-100?!?) AND Couch co-op and multiplayer for up to 4 players. NiGHTS into Dreams is a remake of a Sega Saturn classic platforming/adventure-ish type game that looks awesome w/ upgraded graphics.
Second half of the month brings us Tales from the Borderlands (The Complete 1st season; Episodes 1-5) which continues into the world of Pandora with a point and click, occasional button clicking/quicktime event game.... There really is NO genre assigned to TellTale games is there? I mean, if you don't know what a TellTale game is by now, I don't know how to explain it to you... () Deadfall Adventures is an action/adventure game that follows a descendant of Allan Quatermain (He's the guy played by Sean Connery in League of Extraordinary Gentleman, as well as a protagonist of several novels) and boasts several game modes, including Singleplayer campaign, and multiple multiplayer modes: Classic Deathmatch/Team Deathmatch (12 players) Treasure Hunt Mode (2 teams – Max 6 players per team) Co-op Survival Mode (4 players)
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Gregheff0511 in Halo the Master Chief Collection finally getting patched and enhanced. (Link Below)
Our feedbacks have finally been answered and 343 actually admitted they were sorry they didn't listen to us before.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by TideBornAssassin in Streams and feedback
Feedback for streamers, new and old. Members of the AJSA or otherwise.
It has been a while since my last post here. I hope everyone is doing well.
I thought that this may be a good thread to have on the AJSA forum.
While people can provide tips and advice in a general manner regarding the improvement of one's stream, both in terms of hardware and software, and also concerning interaction with your audience, it would seem that an assessment of some or all of these matters relative to one's own stream could be somewhat difficult.
In this case, as it is in many other instances, direct feedback from outside sources can be incredibly useful when attempting to improve.
- This is not to be a place for the purpose of advertising or getting viewers.
-If you want to get involved in streaming with the AJSA, perhaps stream to the Angry Joe Show Army community on Twitch, or consider submitting an application to join the stream team (see other pages in the forum for information about this).
- This is meant to be a thread where people can come to discuss streams and their own ideas about what makes for a good stream. This is also intended to help get new streamers started, a place where they can ask questions, and perhaps politely ask people to watch their streams (live or past) for a few minutes to get feedback. If you post a link to your twitch account, or other streaming site, do so only for the purpose of getting specific feedback regarding your streams and ways to improve.
On that note, I recently started myself on Twitch.
While I can not say much about what makes a good stream due to the fact that I started around 2 months ago at the time of this post, I was sent a message by a bigger streamer than myself that I found to be quite helpful. In the message were 2 comments that really stood out, and I will present you with these statements as well. Maybe you might find these helpful, as I did, although I shall leave interpretation up to the reader.
"If you want a practical way of thinking about streaming, consider this: imagine it is the 90's again, think of your audience as the people sitting next to you on the couch, playing the game with you"
"If you want to take a philosophical approach, I say adopt this attitude: Laissez-Faire (French - approximately translates to "Let (people) do (as they choose)" or "Let it be").
After realising how helpful feedback and comments like the above can be,
If anyone is willing, I would like to request they take a look at some of my past streams and critique (message privately through this site or on Twitch)
And remember - Never Give Up, Never Surrender, Victory or Death!
All the best AJSA
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in The Evil Within 2 review. SOOOO much better than the first game, and a really good game by itself.
You know what's funny? This game is released on Friday the 13th, and yet this year, the Friday the 13th game was released on 26 May. Me think that game should be released now as supposed to when it's in an incomplete state!
Anyway, Evil Within 2. The sequel that was announced this year in E3 out of nowhere by Bethesda. I have finished the game, completed almost every single side quests & got all the collectibles except the hidden locker keys and past Bethesda games easter eggs, all taking 18 hours to do. And I can safely say this:
This game..... is fucking awesome. And definitely one of my top 10 best game of 2017. Holy shiet I freaking love this game.
I'm playing the game on PC, and it's WAY better performed here than the first game. No more sudden fps drops and inconsistent frame rate. And no more of those dumbass black screen on the top and bottom.
It's all normal from here!
well...... it's a good thing they make it an easter egg!
The story is also much3 better. In the first game, you're just thrown into the game without any idea of what the hell just happened until 8 hours into the game where it's finally explained to you, which is bullshit. In this game, everything is explained to you right away. Which is the right move.
So the game takes place 3 years after the event of the first game. Sebastian Cast... Castla... Castellanos, man that's a tounge twister, was heavily damaged after all that shit he went through in the first game, rightly so. I mean in the first game, not only was he forcefully wired into a Saw version of the Matrix and have to fight hordes of zombies + fucked up shits just to get out, but before those things even happened his daughter died in a fire accident and his wife went missing. Anyone would get damaged after all that!
Well anyway, he spent 3 years trying to find answers of what the hell happened back then, and of course he spent those time drinking and getting wasted. Then one day, his old partner Juli Kidman, who's more like this game's version of Ada Wong, explained to him that his daughter is actually still alive, and all this time she's been used by this organization called MOBIUS. What was she used for? Well, turns out this MOBIUS organization is sort of like the Institute from Fallout 4. They want to create a society that's peaceful and everyone is hunky dory. Only instead of creating a lot of very humanlike androids, they use STEM, or this game's version of the Matrix instead. And they don't want to use an AI to control the Matrix since AIs eventually will rebel and will takeover the world, good thinking, so they use Sebastian's daughter instead since a child's mind is innocent without negative influences, and will therefore make for a good core for the system..... that's just cruel man.
But something went wrong with her, and the matrix system starts to fall apart. So before the system gets completely destroyed through prolonged meltdown, they need Sebastian to come in and save her, along with a couple of MOBIUS operatives that he can find, so the system gets restored. And then the game begins. Phew, that's a lot of explaining, but you'll need it before going in!
And I gotta say, I was expecting the story to go silly from how sporadic and all over the place the previous game was. But instead, this game's story is surprisingly really good. Because now instead of you trying to figure out some psycho's backstory, you actually explore your main character's dark past, and then overcoming every obstacle thrown into you to be free from the burden of never being able to let go of regrets in his life. And it feels really good when you do it in the game too. I was having such a good time with the plot, that I actually say "YEEEEAAAHHHHH! You go Sebastian! Show those bitches you mean business!", plus I teared up a couple of times too during the surprisingly mellow and sad parts of the game. So writers, well done mate!
About the gameplay itself. If you expect going into this game that it's going to very much be like the first game, aka linear and all over the place with a lot of stealth like the Last of Us, you'll be half right. Because this game has switched from linear straightforward gameplay, to open world. Yes, you read right, open world gameplay. Even I didn't see that coming. Because the game takes place in a simulation created by MOBIUS which looks like a peaceful USA suburb called the Union. Which unfortunately got messed up and almost everyone turned into zombies, but hey, it's the thought that count.
But how's this open world? Is it filled with a lot of empty places and the side contents are just there because they're there like the Assassin's Creed games, or are the side contents actually fun to play and filled with a lot of cool shit? Thankfully it's the latter. You got a lot of buildings to visit, and even save houses which has coffees that restore you to full health, so you don't have to worry about using your medkits anymore. Need a good health restore? Just go and drink a coffee at your save house.
Speaking of side contents, there's a lot of cool stuff in them. It's like the game takes notes from Witcher 3, and make it fucked up, in a great way. You got stuff like "use your radio to discover a location" which will give you a flashback sequence of what happened in that area alongside cool useful rewards, a few side quests with characters you meet along the way, cheeky collectibles that references past Bethesda games which includes DOOM
and there's even a sidequest which takes you back to the locations of the first game while having you avoid this..... creepy ass Sadako giant woman.
This woman will even turn up in the open world whenever she likes, and if she touches you, she'll one hit kill you. I recommend running the hell away when you see her.
Oh yes, and the game even have RE4's shooting gallery. Just to remind you who the producer of the game is. Cheeky dev team.
The game's combat is also significantly better than the first game, even though Sebastian is still not good at straight up melee fight unless he has an axe with him. They completely remove the need to burn an enemy corpse, which thankfully they did because that mechanic was a complete waste if you can just headshot and stealth kill enemies and kill them that way. It's still as stealth heavy as the first game, which means yes, you can still throw bottles on an enemy's head to stun and kill them easily
and you are still required to conserve ammo anyway you can because ammos are quite scarce here. But the game does add a crafting system which lets you craft ammos + healing items as long you have collected the materials required to create them, like gunpowders and herbs.
I see what you did there. Which means yes, the game has become even more like the Last of Us, and I love it.
The upgrade system from the first game is back, and it's back with a vengeance. Now you can't use your green goo to upgrade your weapons, but instead you have to grab weapon parts in the world, just like Last of Us all over again. The green goo does upgrade your attributes like the first game though. But this time not only does it give you benefits like "increase health" or "increase stamina", but it also gives you special abilities, which is very useful for your survival. With enough upgrades, especially the stealth upgrade, you are able to do stuff like "stealth kill an enemy while you're hiding in a cover" as demonstrated right here
or my favorite, "sprint and then stab an enemy in the head" ability. Because with this ability, you can just sprint straight up at your enemy when the crosshair turns red, getting rid of the need to crouch slowly to creep up on an enemy.
For those that are worried that this game will be more action heavy than the first game, fear not. It's even more fucked up than the first game, with more Saw brutality and messed up looking enemies that I can't spoil. You just have to go in, expect a lot of shifts in your surroundings, and prepare to run a lot, because they are out for your blood. Luckily not a lot of them have instant 1 hit kill attacks like the first game.
The only thing I don't like about this game is simply the music choices, which the first game also do. Almost every single song in the game, even during battles, are the same violin horror style soundtrack that's more fitting for the, ahem, Friday the 13th game. Which feels weird because there's a lot of cool combat heavy section of the game, and instead of the music being like this during the action:
it instead has this:
Which is jarring when all of a sudden in the near end of the game, this epic song turns up during an equally epic battle.
It's like WHOA! Where were you during that previous epic battle??
But that is just a nitpick of mine. Outside of that, this game is fucking awesome. An improvement over the first game in every single way possible. It also ends really well, without a stupid cliffhanger like so many second games in a series do! Hallelujah for that! It seems like this is the year of the "2nd game in the series that's even better than the first game, but also end satisfyingly without needing to do cliffhangers like Halo 2" for games. I love this game so much, that I'm actually going to replay the game in new game + with all of my newly acquired weapons + upgrades. And so I will definitely give this game my rating of "so awesome that you will play this game again and again." With a badass seal of approval.
Definitely get this game, especially if you're a fan of the first game, or just want a good game in preparation for Halloween. Or hell, if you just want to play a good game. Just be prepared to sneak around a lot of creepy ass looking enemies and unleash your inner MGS master within you.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by MasterfulJoe101 in Getting Involved in Xbox One Clan Raids
With Destiny 2 out and the release of the 'Leviathan' Raid we are working our way through the Raid part by part, week by week. Just as in Destiny 1 these raids aren’t something you can just jump into blind. Completing the Raid will take preparation, teamwork, communication, and most importantly strategy. If your group has no idea what to do in an encounter....you very likely won’t complete it.
When we go into these raids we have a few expectations for people before they join up so everything can run smoothly and we can get through the raid in a timely manner without any major issues. I saw fit to create a post as a guide of sorts for members interested in getting involved to show them what they need to do to be able to join up with us and dive right into the raid.
Light Level Requirements
This part is fairly straightforward. In order to be sure that you can go into the raid and be able to face the enemies you will face within and be able to succeed the minimum light level possible for someone to join us will be 265 but I recommend being at least light level 270 if you want to survive past the opening stages. Having everyone be at a certain level or above ensures everyone is capable of participating effectively and helps us to get through the encounters smoothly.
To reiterate, the minimum light level is 265 and the recommended light level is 270.
Our Raid Schedule
This part isn’t a requirement but as this is a guide on how to get involved in our raid group it makes sense to say when we do the raid. The current time that we are going to be doing the raids each week is every Wednesday at 6pm EST. Now a raid group is limited to a maximum of 6 players (and let’s be honest, a minimum of 6 players too) so space in the group each week is limited and thus early attendance is recommended to better ensure yourself a spot. The party will likely be started as an AJSA Xbox One Community Club Party around an hour to a half hour early before the raid actually starts so make sure if you want to join us be on time.
We really don’t have any sort of requirements in terms of gear for our group. Unlike previous raids such as King’s Fall back during The Taken King there are no weapons that it is required you have in order to join up with us.
Code of Conduct
Going forward besides people knowing what to do for the raid encounters this is the biggest thing for me that I be absolutely clear about and that members who decide to join us and come out to the raids are aware of. When you come out to a raid these are the guidelines you are always expected to follow. Just to be clear the AJSA Code of Conduct still applies and if you haven’t read you can do so here (insert link here). But as for our rules for the raid itself it’s really quite simple.
Yes, these raids can at many times be frustrating but that does not provide an excuse to begin raging after only a few losses or at all. All this will accomplish will be to frustrate, and annoy everyone else in the group and we don’t need any of that. Because we understand the nature of these raids there will be a chance given if this happens but repeated incidents may result in removal from the group so please just try to remain calm and if you really can’t help yourself just be sure to mute your mic so the rest of us need not hear it.
Secondly, when we go into these raids we are doing so with the intention of working hard and working together to overcome the challenges before us and if someone is just messing around, not taking the raid seriously, and not contributing to the group then we will have an issue if it begins to cause problems. Now everyone who comes to these raids does it with the understanding that it is a serious thing and we have yet to ever have this problem and I just want to be sure that we never do so it is included here.
Now as these raids are arguably the most cooperative and teamwork heavy activities in Destiny overall be it Destiny 1 or 2 we cannot and will not have members arguing or fighting with each other. Now this kind of thing is never allowed regardless of the circumstances be it on discord or in an event party but I still feel it is necessary to include it here. And just as before with the raging part this kind of behavior is not allowed and will be handled immediately.
But most of all there is one thing that absolutely will not be tolerated is Rage Quitting. This especially for me is a surefire way to inform everyone present that you should not be allowed to be a part of the group nor should you be allowed to come back again. If you do rage quit from a group then you will not be invited back. There is no problem with having to get off due to irl things going on or if you really don’t want to keep going just calmly say that you are going to be getting off and leave without causing any problems. There is never any circumstance where it is acceptable to get pissed off, start yelling and raging at the group and leaving without warning.
Overall essentially if you don’t want to read all of that, just be calm, work together, play seriously, and do not rage quit. Just follow these rules and you will do absolutely fine.
Prior Knowledge of the Raid Encounters
Going forward we ask that those who choose to join us have at least some prior knowledge of the Raid’s Encounters and to help with that below are Youtuber Datto’s Guides to each of the 4 encounters in the raid. If you don’t already know how to do these encounters please be sure to watch these guides before joining since we’d rather not spend a lot of time on each encounter teaching people how do it if possible so knowing what to do beforehand is very much appreciated.
Hogg86 liked a post in a topic by RuneX in Destiny 2 - November 2017 Event Schedule [XB1]
Destiny 2 - Xbox One Event Information
November 2017 Event Schedule
Tuesday November 7th, 2017 - 7:00pm EST
Hosts: MasterfulJoe101 & RuneX
Tuesday November 14th, 2017 - 7:00pm EST [Anniversary Week Event]
Hosts: MasterfulJoe101 & RuneX
Tuesday November 28th, 2017 - 7:00pm EST
Hosts: MasterfulJoe101 & RuneX Who is the main point of contact for Destiny?
Xbox One Game Sergeant @MasterfulJoe101 (Xbox Live Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101)
Please contact him if you have questions regarding the clan, events etc.
How Are Groups Managed During Events?
During events there will be up to three to four squad leaders who will assist the host in leading groups and taking AJSA forces into battle. Each group will engages in a variety of activities. There is normally a PvP group for Crucible and the others are PvE squads where they engage in a variety of strikes, dailies/challenges, story missions and helping fellow members rank up.
Will I Need Any DLC To Participate in Xbox One Events?
No. DLC is not required to participate during events. You will be placed in a group, led by a squad leader designated by the host, that will engage in non-DLC PvE and PvP activities.
How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct.
All Xbox Live event parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
If you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Iker Viderique in New games
I love your idea of bringing back old games and prove new ones for future events so my suggestion is first Halo (I have all of them except the halo wars series), Killing Floor 2 that is a new games that I just bougth recently is very fun basically is Doom+Call of duty Zombies but with 10000 more explosions and 10000000 more dumb fun. Also i would like to suggest for honor, but the peer to peer conection is kind of horrible so no
thanks I hope this suggestions were helpful.
PD: here some memes
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Acairta in Xbox One Gamertag List
Games: Diablo 3 and Warframe is where you can find me the most but also various other games.
Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone UTC-05-00.
Hope to have a good time as I watched the show for years and finally decided to join here.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by AJSAWOOKIEJEDI in HAD A GREAT SUMMER!!!
SO I would just like to say I had a great Summer playing Overwatch with everyone on Xbox!!!
It was one hell of a Summer; we celebrated the one year anniversary of Overwatch with a 12 hour event, we finally got to see the arrival of Doomfist, and we played the hell out of the Summer Games content. I can't wait to continue on playing with you all and keep Overwatch going for years to come!!!!
Love ya guys and I'll see you all this Saturday at the next Overwatch event.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by MasterfulJoe101 in Destiny: Vault of Glass Raid Night [Sept. 2nd, 2017]
Angry Army Xbox One Division - Destiny Raid Night - Vault of Glass
Squad up with the Angry Guardians this Saturday night for our very last Destiny event and Raid Night. Let us close Destiny with a glorious bang and show of force as we gather one last time to defeat Atheon in the Vault of Glass, the original Raid of Destiny! For many, this was our first ever Raid. This Saturday, it will be our last!
We will begin the program for the event this Saturday night [9.2.2017] at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX.
Early attendance is encouraged as space in each raid group is limited. None of the game's Expansions are required to participate and no particular Light Level is required to do the raid.
The Vault of Glass Raid difficulty will be set to ‘Normal’. This will ensure a relaxed and fun Raid experience. Coordination will still be important and participants must be ready to listen to instructions by the hosts in attempting to complete the Raid.
This will be a fun trip down memory lane. Join us as we sunset Destiny and set our sights towards the sequel. Hope you can join us this Saturday night as we exchange stories, adventures, and kick ass together!
Any questions? Contact the hosts on Xbox Live or on the forums:
Gamertag & Forum Handle: MasterfulJoe101
Forum Handle: RuneX
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Sea Of Thieves Technical alpha impressions
Sea of Thieves Technical alpha experience
OK guys, so gamescom has finished and I enjoyed watching the streams and events and if any of you play PUBG and didn’t see the footage of the invitational I advise you to watch it as it was insane!
Anyway, as you may or may not know I was lucky enough to be invited onto the technical alpha for the upcoming Sea Of Thieves and I wanted to share my impressions as I know a lot of us are keen on this game.
I cant accompany this with pictures or video and I have to be careful what detail I talk about as I am bound by an NDA but I will try to cover important aspects and what I experienced.
I will try and break it down into a few sections.
During this alpha build Rare were stress testing and also testing cross platform for the first time as well as a couple of minor other bug fixes.
Invitation and Installation.
I signed up to the insider programme during E3 this year and was invited to participate during gamescom on Xbox one. Anyone is free to sign up, just head over to https://www.seaofthieves.com and sign up, this doesn't give you a guaranteed place but you do see inside info.
Installation was easy through the insider programme app as its linked to your Xbox live account and the game can start when the technical alpha opens.
Loading and matchmaking
I have participated in a few alphas, maybe is because I am a Data engineer maybe I am just lucky but this is where I expected my first snag
The game loaded instantly, no problems….Nice surprise.
Now I was solo playing my first day and didn't know what to expect so if you are on your own (crews hold 4 people) you start matchmaking so I grabbed a beer and put some TV on settling in for the dreaded alpha matchmaking, less than 1 min later I was loaded into the game and stood on a strange island with a hook hand, I almost dropped my beer, most full release games don't matchmake that fast let alone an alpha build.
So most of you have seen the videos and know what this is about so I wont go over too much again.
You start off with a random map in your inventory and from there you have to figure out what island to go to, you island hop a couple of times and eventually get a riddle to solve which leads you to treasure of varying quality.
While you are doing this you have to watch out for other ships and crews and there was much nautical talk and sea shanty singing, there were some very tense moments defending out hard won booty from other crews, patching up holes and bailing out as well as stealing others loot, there were a lot of genuine laughs and I can honestly say I had a lot of fun and made some new friends, even though I went all lord Nelson with a Yankee crew
Now i'm not going to say there were no bugs or issues, of course there were this was an alpha build but all I really experienced was a slight frame rate drop when I lord Nelson’ed us into a fight with 3 ships gleefully shouting FOR KING, COUNTRY AND THE SERVICE only to be obliterated 20 seconds later by 2 broadsides, yeah OK I got carried away…..
There was also an issue with a couple of opponents papering to teleport but I don't think this was the game itself.
For an alpha build, I would expect disconnections, lag, glitches drop outs, I had worse when Destiny first launched and I kept getting kicked with stupid chipmunk error messages, not once here.
There was also some issues with trolls and griefers but Rare seem to be taking this seriously and banning them from future Alpha participation.
Who Is This For?
This is a great game for what I like, it doesn't take itself seriously, its meant to put a smile on your face and give you and some friends something to have a good laugh about and it excels at that, every time I played there were laughs and funny moments.
If you prefer hardcore competitive gameplay, or simulation this may not be for you, there are SIM elements (I wont spoil them for you) but this is not a simulation game, its about having a laugh and fun with your friends.
If you are the shy and retiring type, don't have or don't like talking on a mic, this may not be for you either as communication is key to fulfilling objectives and working well together as a crew but it also makes for a more fun experience.
This build and my experience gives me great hope for this game, the things Rare are talking about implementing will flesh out this game and has the potential to make Rare great again and stop them going the way of Lionhead of Fable fame.
There is so much potential and Rare are listening and actively seeking feedback and suggestions which is refreshing and I am really looking forward to what they do next.
If I hear drunken sailor played on an accordion one more time I think i'm gonna burst a blood vessel.
So this concludes my experience, I hope you enjoyed it, if there is something you want to know that I haven't covered please ask and if I can answer I will do.