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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Niteowl » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:05 pm

Heya GD and Athena! Nice to see ya!
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby clamatius » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:14 pm

3 kids, hence little spare time. Still managed to fit in some games though. Currently playing:

DARK SOULS (so amazingly good! on my 4th time through now)
Dwarf Fortress (the veritable definition of learning curve)
Guild Wars 2 (dev friend would kill me if I didn't, I think)
Rock Band 3 (always)

and on tabletop, Netrunner, the LCG re-make from FFG.

I have NS2, pre-ordered from the beginning, but haven't got round to actually even really trying it yet. If you see me, it's probably one of my kids on my Steam account.
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Florp Incarnate » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:24 pm

clamatius wrote:DARK SOULS (so amazingly good! on my 4th time through now)


I heard the PC controls are atrocious, so I avoided this. Am I wrong?
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby clamatius » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:29 pm

I can neither confirm nor deny, as I haven't played the PC version. I've been playing on Xbox. I could buy that mouse/keyboard isn't great, though, it's one of those games where I'd expect a controller to be better.

edit: note that you can still play with a controller on the PC version if you have a controller that will work with your PC.
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Niteowl » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:29 pm

clamatius wrote:I have NS2, pre-ordered from the beginning, but haven't got round to actually even really trying it yet. If you see me, it's probably one of my kids on my Steam account.

AUGH! You've reached true fogeyhood!
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Florp Incarnate » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:24 am

clamatius wrote:you can still play with a controller on the PC version if you have a controller that will work with your PC.


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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Darwin » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:10 pm

Playing lots of Starcraft, lots. Not well, but lots of it. Then, recently some Heart of the Swarm.

Today I played some guy who was between matches in China.
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Zenbu » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:29 am

I believe it; I see you on starcraft 2 on my friends list literally 24/7. And I'd believe you if you said it wasn't all idling or some weird steam friends list bug. I'm aware of your immunity to sleep.
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Darwin » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:02 am

Well, I do tend to forget to log out when I leave. And while I am immune to sleep I do sometimes need to buy food.
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby JDawg » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:22 am

Niteowl wrote:NS2 seems really geared towards competive play, I follow Flayra on Twitter, and the small bits and bobs he does tweet makes me fairly certain he wants NS2 to be an e-sport, whatever that means. But we've always known that, nothing wrong with it, I doubt I have the time or inclination to invest in NS2 if it gets as frenetic and exactly as NS1 became. I haven't tried it since it became feature complete and ostensibly has been optimized (It ran HORRIBLY on my relatively new rig).

I Don't think it's any more competitive play oriented then NS1. In fact even when your kill score is not high you feel like you can contribute in strategic ways. (Cut off creep line, repair, defend resources, act as fodder to distract, call out enemy positions, sneak attack enemy base...). Since the game is so popular there are currently many rookies to pwn... or help out. :)

Frames Per Second is important as always. I have my resolution cranked down to 1280x800 to get over 60FPS.

BTW, since NS1 days:
- Had 4 kids
- Went back and got Masters in Electrical Engineering
- Moved to Utah
- Now have a few gray hairs
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Niteowl » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:44 am

JDawg wrote:I Don't think it's any more competitive play oriented then NS1. In fact even when you're kill score is not high you feel like you can contribute in strategic ways. (Cut off creep line, repair, defend resources, act as fodder to distract, call out enemy positions, sneak attack enemy base...). Since the game is so popular there are currently many rookies to pwn... or help out. :)
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JDawg wrote:BTW, since NS1 days:
- Had 4 kids


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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Athena » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:20 pm

JDawg wrote:
Niteowl wrote:BTW, since NS1 days:
- Had 4 kids


4 kids


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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Niteowl » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:53 pm

Hey, not me, I've only had TWO! Wait, two!?
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Beasty » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:45 pm

Still in college... will it ever end :bang:

Took some time off between years though, worked for Columbia Generating Station (Nuclear Power Plant) in South-Eastern Washington, then went down the Cali and worked for a email security company (Proofpoint). Now I'm back in Pullman finishing school and working at Schweitzer Engineering.
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Re: Welcome Back, what have you been up to thread

Postby Ni » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:25 pm

Reporting for duty.

SOS here. Don't play much of anything anymore. Shuttling three kids to soccer practice, helping with homework, and busting arse at work will do that to you...

In playing a few hours of NS2, I've come to realize that either I'm really rusty, or my computer sucks, or both. I'll have to work on both.
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