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19 hours ago, Darc_Requiem said:

A single player game should never require an internet connection. I had Diablo 3 at launch. Despite being a single player game, I couldn't player it. Server issues, couldn't log in. $60 and I couldn't even play the damned game.

While this is true,  it was clear since D2 that Blizzard viewed Diablo as a mainly multiplayer experience.  They patched the multiplayer version of the game for years, adding new patches and features.  D3 was the natural extension of this philosophy, with the complete removal of offline mode.

 

For better or worse, D3 and to a large extent D2 was mainly meant to be played online. You could of course play alone, but it was a lot like soloing in an MMO.  Unfortunately, no popular/anticipated online game can escape server problems on launch.

 

The console versions of D3 can only get away with having an offline mode because the majority of players can't get to the game's files and modify them.  The benefits of a closed system (console) vs PC.

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ok yeahhhh I need to get SC6 sooner rather than later to start making my roster...there's a lot of fine ass out there on tv, movies and other games to reproduce, in addition to my lineup of "in poor taste characters.... like my honeys Caitlin and Nora from The Flash, Camila Banus and Camila Mendes, all-time legendary anime hotness Lust from FMA, etc. etc.

 

...and from the lolcow categories.... our pal, The Guy himself... "Darksfadil", can't forget about him, of course.😆

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whoah I didn't even know until just randomly surfin' channels here... at 10 pm Central time on TBS---a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational thing is on.

*earlier today... I forgot to charge up Switch...AND I forgot to bring the damn charger!  That's some sad shit to be on a break at work with your system... but the battery power is sitting at 31%, man😩

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9 hours ago, MillionX said:

whoah I didn't even know until just randomly surfin' channels here... at 10 pm Central time on TBS---a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational thing is on.

*earlier today... I forgot to charge up Switch...AND I forgot to bring the damn charger!  That's some sad shit to be on a break at work with your system... but the battery power is sitting at 31%, man😩

If you use the Switch so much at work you might as well just bring a second charger and leave it in the office.

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ha, man I didn't think the controversial Diablo commentary would continue following them like this... every video since on Pat the NES Punk's channel has a ton of dislikes.. (latest vid was posted about 10 minutes ago; already off to the same start with 16 dislikes to 10 likes...I'm sure it will get worse later). I generally like them but this is funny 🤣....yeahh they definitely stepped in it on this one.  There's no winning at this point either because if they try to apologize and walk it back now then it still looks bad.  

Cliff Notes--- basically they called out the Diablo fans to "grow up" and that they are entitled to nothing.  It's amazing they thought this opinion would go over well at all.  Yeah, smart plan guys, to call a large portion of a fanbase that is upset about something "entitled" and "babies"....that always ends well. 😄

 

This latest Path of Exile thing sounds interesting...

 

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Nice work on that custom Mika, DR. I am in love with Soul Calibur VI. Between this and Smash Ultimate coming out soon, I think my time with SFV is coming to an end. I'm ready to move on anyway.

 

 

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this vid is summing up how much of a disaster thisi Fallout game is... and I'll link to a specific point in the video that highlights another example of why online-only is stupid (but that's just one of many reasons why this game is so off-putting to me):

 

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On 11/13/2018 at 2:01 PM, misterBee said:

While this is true,  it was clear since D2 that Blizzard viewed Diablo as a mainly multiplayer experience.  They patched the multiplayer version of the game for years, adding new patches and features.  D3 was the natural extension of this philosophy, with the complete removal of offline mode.

 

For better or worse, D3 and to a large extent D2 was mainly meant to be played online. You could of course play alone, but it was a lot like soloing in an MMO.  Unfortunately, no popular/anticipated online game can escape server problems on launch.

 

The console versions of D3 can only get away with having an offline mode because the majority of players can't get to the game's files and modify them.  The benefits of a closed system (console) vs PC.

Diablo 2 was a better game as a SP or local Multi experience.

 

The only thing that made online worth bothering with were the abyssmal drop rates starting out.

 

Those drop rates basically made D2 "online" D2: Day Trader Edition.

 

It sucked.

 

It was the acme of not fun.

 

That "not fun" was so integral to getting to the actual fun, is why D2 was, in all truth, terribad game design.

 

Path of Exile took this horriwful game design, and ratcheted it up manifold times.

 

Path of Exile has the worst drops ever.

 

95% of the game is either whiling and wiling away days trading, or farming  in hopes of getting crap drops your character can't use, in order be able to while and wile away days in trade.

 

It is the exact opposite of what I find fun in a game.

 

It is the player LARPing Skinner being chased by an anthropomorphic carrot beating him to death with its stick.

 

That is why it is a bad game

 

Yes opinion.

 

Yes fact.

 

If I wanted to spend all day trading, I'd play the stock market, or flip like a SNAAAAAKE!, because damned if those aren't more engaging activities, if also not games, qua fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by JHDK
Cheap phone's autoincorrect.

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ha, that Fallout 76 vid I posted earlier got a copyright claim...?  ehhh?  Oooook...

 

On another note...and actual good game WARFRAME (basically the greatest free-to-play game of all time, imo)  is out for Switch, folks:

 

 

*I think I would rather continue playing it primarily on XB1 though... this is unfortunately a game that requires online, and that factor basically kills true portability....

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Well, I was going to jump on "FURI" on Switch since it is only 10 bucks at the moment, but I checked out Live's sales...

-Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, Elex, Dragonball Fighter Z and the recent 2 Assassin Creed games are all on sale... of those 2 I'm more interested in Origins though... but yeah this lineup of sales is a tough one...oh yeah and Curse of the Moon on Switch is on sale even though it's already cheap (*it's something like 6.99 right now, I think) .... I cannot resist...something out of this lineup is getting bought before the damn weekend is over.

 

*one little gripe about Curse of the Moon though--- from the footage I see, I don't like how the vampire-ish character plays...it looks like his only real worthwhile gimmick is that he can fly around as a bat and thus reach areas other characters can't.  I'm also hearing this game is extremely short, unfortunately.

 

On another note---"Skill Up" posted his review of the ongoing disaster that is FallOut 76

duuuuude it's even worse than I thought... so....the beta was only accessible at certain times of the day!?  Some of those times being when the average person is at work or school?!  BRUH are they serious?  This trainwreck is the gift that keeps giving🤣

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On 11/19/2018 at 5:52 PM, Darc_Requiem said:

These PS Store sales are legit. Valkyria Chronicles 4 $30, God of War $22, Detroit $22, Nioh $16, Shadow of the Tomb Raider $35, and I saw Sleeping Dogs for $6.

I know, right?

 

I got... VC4, GoW, FotNS:LP, and HZD.

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Diablo 3 on Switch---well, I wasn't as close to the end of season stuff as I thought; only just completed the "IV" set of challenges...yeah this is actually the first time I've played a seasonal character for any extensive period of time....and sheeeeeit my wizard in this mode just powered up drastically... I have the full Tal Rasha set now and still 2 pieces of Vyr's on top of that which gives me all runes and thus the "true power" of Archon form.  I have "Nilfur's Boost" power in the cube which is boosting meteor damage by 900%...paragon level 80-something now.. 2 legendary gems on me....oh and I have a "Convention of Elements" ring further boosting elemental damage.  The results here are RIDICULOUS....hitting into the billions in terms of damage.  

 

I just found a poison-immunity amulet recently (always good to have this type so you are immune to at least 1 thing), but I'd have to drop my Tal Rasha amulet to equip it unfortunately, and I can't put it's power in the cube since I have another power in the way at the moment (that ring power that lets you decrease cooldown faster)

 

*edit--it was actually paragon 95 but the leveling is so insane... I'm actually paragon 110 now since originally typing all that^ 🤣  Ooooh and I just found the "Improbable Chain" now...so my Archon form starts off with 46 stacks of power.  Yeahhhh this will be my go-to wizard build from here on out.  Tal Rasha + 2piece Vyr's is GOD.

 

*for the uninitiated--- the rundown on how awesome this set is:

http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Tal_Rasha's_Elements 

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12 hours ago, TheInfernoman said:

speaking of setting sail for fail

Doesn't matter.

 

I have a near mint PS1 that I bought new in box a year or two ago.  These mini consoles can go straight to hell. n_n

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