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  1. This is something of a loaded question. What kind of games are you interested in? Apparently not Ark/Atlas/Rust. 😃 If you have a Nintendo Switch, Star Atlas is amazing. If you are interested in MMO/MMORPGs, there are more than a few of those to choose from, Star Trek Online being one that as I recall actually has a pretty damn good F2P model, where you aren't completely crippled if you don't pay for premium. LOTRO is another older title with a good F2P tier as well if you prefer a fantasy setting. Of course there is always WoW, if you aren't obsessively compelled to min/max and raid, or aren't bored of it. There are a number of good FPS games out and available to play. If you prefer to avoid the mainstream, check out Insurgency: Sandstorm. It's built on the updated Insurgency engine, but has been updated to newer mechanics and gameplay. Of course there is always Rainbow Six: Siege, or any of the billion Call of Duty / Battlefield games out there if that floats your boat. New on the horizon, but still in alpha, check out World War 3 ( or look on Steam. Day of Infamy is a good WW2 based shooter if you like such things, also on Steam. If you like casual easy games, check out Kingdoms and Castles on Steam. It's a small low poly "town building" game set in medieval times. It's nothing spectacular, but it's well done, fun to play, and easy on the budget. RimWorld is a lot of fun. Prison Archetect. Factorio is good I'm told, although I haven't played it. If you haven't played through either or both of the Dishonered games, they are lots of fun. The Sniper Elite series is great. As it turns out, Sniper Elite V3 is one of the games in the February Humble Bundle monthly but I already have it so I have a spare key that I am going to find a fun way to give to someone in SCE (some kind of contest or fun thing). Do you want only new AAA titles, or are you good with old gold gems from yesteryear?
  2. A BFA token is the free "immediately create a level 110 character" token you get for buying BfA. That gives you the ability to create a new character without having to run through the 1-110 grind AGAIN just to see the new content.
  3. I bought it, and I'm just waiting for it to release so I can load it. I hope we can get at least a few people to play as a group. Insurgency is a great game that really requires teamwork to get good at. I miss that about not playing with my SCE friends. Pubbers suck ass.
  4. Pre-order beta starts next week. Has anyone else found any renewed interest in this game?
  5. My situation with WoW is that I am really a casual player. I abhor raiding. Raiding to me is not about actually trying to engage and beat new content or see new storyline, it has always been about herding cats and trying to get 24 other people to do what they are supposed to do when they are supposed to do it and stand where they are supposed to stand. If I wanted that kind of interaction, I would teach kindergarten. Maybe I just haven't been with the right kind of people, but it just isn't fun to me. On the other hand, I have had a great time running through old 25 man mythic and heroic raids by myself and seeing the stories, beating the bosses, getting the transmog gear. I ran Icecrown Citadel by myself, first time I had ever been in the zone, muddled my way through the maze of bosses and rooms, made it to Arthas, beat him and got the Invincible mount. I guess I'm just lucky that way. I really don't like PvP in WoW. It generally seems to end up being whoever gets the first stun lock and kills you before you can do anything. Then again, I haven't done any PvP in a long time, and I'm sure it's different now. Having said that, running some battlegrounds in a guild group might be fun, where we are in a position of having competent players in a voice discussion and can coordinate and actually attempt to do something useful. World PvP might be interesting with the new War mode setting, and the new isle combat things. I'm really not very good at it, and I definitely don't have specialized PvP gear, so expect that I will spend a lot of time dead or dying, but it could be entertaining in small doses. I haven't run many dungeons in a long time. I just got tired of running the same three instances over and over and over in an eternal quest for one random loot drop that would bump up my iLevel enough so that I could move on to the same three dungeons in a harder difficulty so I can run on the treadmill again hunting for the same three random drops that everyone else wants, to repeat the whole process over again with raids or the next expansion. As a result of that, I haven't seen any dungeons from Pandaria onward really, except the few I've had to run in Legion to complete my class quests. My main is a druid, and I run between guardian and feral. I think I'm geared well enough to run heroics and maybe mythics as a tank, I just don't know any of the content so I don't know where to go. That was one thing that always frustrated me about being a tank. Everyone always expects the tank to know everything about every instance by default. I'll tank shit, you just tell me where to go. 😃 I spend a LOT of time running around doing random shit. I love to collect pets, old gear, complete achievements, find hidden stuff, explore. But I'm casual about it. I am not one of those players who is obsessed with being in game. I play in waves, sometimes I'm on every night, and then I won't play for weeks. I just like to log in and lose myself in the world for a bit. I'm an altoholic. On more than one occasion I have maxed out the 50 character limit across all servers and I've had to go back and delete characters to make room. I use a mod called Overachiever that let me track and follow specific achievements, and it helps to find stuff that I might have otherwise missed. I don't have a huge amount of achievement points, but I think I'm up around 9K. I like collecting mounts, I have completed almost all of the achievements for all of the holidays, including the metas to get the mount (might be more than one now, I just have the first one with the drake). Anyway, that's me. I'm almost always happy to jump in a group and run around and do stuff, unless I'm trying to complete something specific. Right now I am hell bent on trying to get the fekking Broken Isles Pathfinder meta so I can unlock flying, but faction grinding is slow tedious work without an easy way to get around the zones. Party on, Wayne.
  6. With the new collaboration features in the game, it may not be necessary to all be on the same server. You can pretty much just join a group and go even if you are on different servers. Now then, the "horde vs alliance" question could be the bigger issue. While I think the whole "progression guild" idea is interesting, I suspect that the four of us who still play are probably not going to be a very good progression group. 😃 FYI, I'm on Silverhand Horde and Alliance, Farstriders Alliance, Emerald Dream, Twisting Nether, Dark Iron... uh... and others? Not sure. I have 110 Alliance warrior and druid, 110 horde druid, 100 Alliance pally, a mixture. Finding synchronous play time will be a challenge. Everyone is in different time zones.
  7. I don't have pictures of my actual computers, but these will do. First "computer" I ever owned: Magnavox Odyssey 2, really just a glorified game machine, but it had some basic computing functions like a calculator and I think a basic text editor. After that, I got this: Commodore 64. Good times here. Started out with just a tape drive for it. You could save and load programs from tape in about 45 minutes. I had an issue of Byte magazine that included a game (Caverns of Cosmi) that was included with the magazine as columns of assembly code in the page margins. It took me months to get it all typed in and saved. Had to restart more than once. Typing, leaving the computer on overnight and hoping the power didn't go out... Finally got it finished and saved, I think I played it twice. It was frustrating having to wait so long to load the game. Eventually I got a 1541 disk drive and was able to get some other games and a word processor(Speed Script) and I started writing erotic stories with carefully places descriptive characteristics that could be replaced with a search and replace command. Coupled with my dot matrix printer and a box of pin fed paper, I started selling stories to other people at school. Just give me the name of the girl you want in the story, her hair color, eye color, how big her boobs are, etc and I'll whip you up a "custom" erotic story for your fap material. $5 a shot, I think I made something like $400 that year. I did have a VicModem for a while. Plugged right into the accessory slot on the Commodore 64. I remember dialing in to the Compuserve BBS system from home and playing games for hours. It was only later that my mom discovered that I had dialed the closest number I could find (which turned out to be Las Vegas), and ran up a $700 phone bill. That was more or less the end of my modeming. Eventually my mom got a computer to run her business. This was really the first truly functional computer I ever had access to beyond the Apple II in the library at school. Mom only used it for business so it only had a monochrome monitor, 256 shades of gray though. This beast had an 8MHz 8086 processor, 640KB RAM, and a 20MB hard drive, as well as one of the first commercially available 3.5" 1.44mb floppy drives. I think she paid about $3200 for it. I saved for weeks to buy Falcon, by Spectrum Holobyte. Man, I wasted so many hours playing that game, mostly because it had a frame rate of about 4 FPS. I started learning Lotus 1-2-3, and dBase III to help out in my mom's business. Eventually I went on to teach Lotus 1-2-3 and dBase III at Charter College (avoid that company like the plague folks). At some point I acquired a Timex Sinclair 1000. I really don't remember how I came to have it in my possession, but I'm pretty certain that one of my friends stole it from somewhere and left it at my house to keep his parents from finding it. The first computer I bought with my own money was a Packard Bell PB500. Bought that bad boy at Price Savers (early contemporary to Costco and Sam's Club). It lasted about 5 months before it just stopped working. Honestly the worst computer I ever saw. Who remembers these? This was one of my favorite things to read. Flip through page after page of vendor selling computer parts and custom built PCs. 1MB hard drives for $1000. Custom build "business computers" for $7995. It was pure porn. I saved for a long time and finally bought a custom computer from a company that I can't remember, but it was amazing. 80286 with a math co-processor, 2MB of RAM, dual floppy drives, a 20MB Seagate ST251-1 hard drive, and a 256kb Paradise video card. I bought a 14" VGA monitor to go with it. I was the envy of all my friends. These are just my humble beginnings. The story grows from there, chasing the ever elusive dopamine rush from having a new gizmo or gadget before any of my friends.
  8. I miss the days of having a game that was interesting enough to attract the attention of a lot of the clan. Now days it seems that everyone has their own game (I'm not excluding myself from that assessment, of course) and we've become a Discord chat channel instead of a gaming clan. It's no one's fault, of course, just a change in the offerings and interests, but I would love to see 27 people in one channel playing the same game again. BFBC2 comes to mind. =) Before DLC and microtransactions became the norm. Hopefully this game gets some traction. We all had Squad and I think I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen more than 2 people playing it at the same time.
  9. Coming in March 2018.
  10. SCE_Spetsdod

    Ludum Dare

    What? The? Heck? What is Ludum Dare? Well, it's a game development competition. There are two contests, Jam and Compo. Jam is for teams, Compo is for individuals. There are some other restrictions, but the most important part is that you have only 48 hours to create an entire game from scratch (no pre-existing assets, sounds, etc) for the Compo, and 72 hours for the Jam (Jam gets to use pre-existing stuff too). Well, I joined in. This was my second time trying, although last time I didn't finish so I didn't submit anything. This is the link to my game. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I'm going to continue to develop on it, although it will be in a different location since the Compo is done. I will make a different placeholder as I add more features. Different kinds of power drops (more power means longer games!) Smarter enemies Improved graphics Improved sound effects Soundtrack Different dynamics to pick up energy pods Just to name a few. Anyway, figured I'd share with you lot, and maybe get someone excited to participate next time. They run about 3 or 4 times a year, so keep an eye on it!
  11. I'd like to get XPlane, but I don't feel like paying $30 for detailed maps for Alaska, and only getting Anchorage. No Merrill, no Palmer, Wasilla, etc.
  12. Which game is that, Anti? Killing Floor, or did you pick up something else? I grabbed Sniper Elite V4 and the Disney Infinity Gold Bundle so far.
  13. Unrelated to the Steam Sale, but still interesting. Killing Floor for free on Humble Bundle for another day or so.
  14. The Steam Summer Sale for 2017 has started. Steam is in a complete state of meltdown at the moment, which is impressive. Lock up your wallets, folks. Post anything nifty you find here, maybe we can find another good group game, or sales on games that people are already playing so we can get more folks in. Cheers!
  15. How about this one, Ani?