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[STEAM] Thread 3 - Rise of the Classy Crabs

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Didn't the dailies start just about a year ago?

    I think they started shortly after the Christmas sale in '10. Could be remembering wrong though.

    It's not a real thing they could be over right? Wouldn't there have been some sort of notice?

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  • rikdalyrikdaly Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    captaink wrote: »
    rikdaly wrote: »
    Heir wrote: »
    Risen 2, yay or nay? I never played the first, but I need to scratch that rpg itch.

    I'd say buy the first if you haven't played that, it's less than half price

    I'll second this. I played and really enjoyed the first, it's basically the next-gen Gothic. Haven't bought the second yet, but I may sometime later when it's on sale/after Diablo 3/when I work through more GameBank (hah!)

    I haven't even played the first Risen yet but I'd still suggest the cheaper first game over the expensive new game, I liked the demo so I bought it on sale but didn't want to play it until I played the gothic games, playing gothic 1 now for the first time and loving it
    Didn't the dailies start just about a year ago?

    I think they started shortly after the Christmas sale in '10. Could be remembering wrong though.

    It's not a real thing they could be over right? Wouldn't there have been some sort of notice?

    I'd be all for no daily deals if it means we get better midweek and weekend deals, a lot of the daily deals are not exaclty brilliant

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  • MoosehatIVMoosehatIV Registered User regular
    So I just managed to snag Dungeon Defenders and I would love to play a game with you dorks sometime. I am a member of the PA group already, but could someone toss me an invite to the G&T adventure time group?

  • CorpekataCorpekata Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Daily deal is finally up. Late because it's awful presumably. Pound of Ground.

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  • Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus In a library with broken glasses Registered User regular
    I've been thinking of preordering Torchlight 2, that copy of Torchlight 1 free is mighty tempting.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    Khildith wrote: »
    So I was lucky enough to score a season pass for The Walking Dead, for review purposes. Played the first episode last night and I'm really enjoying it.

    Only problem is that I get some pretty nasty frame stuttering when the game switches camera angles in cutscenes. Think Resident Evil Remake on Gamecube.

    All the settings are maxed, so I was wondering if anyone knew a specific setting to turn down to fix this? I'm going to try disabling AA later.

    I had issues with it too, but lower shadow quality fixed it for me. Other people were complaining about it on their forums, and that was the suggested fix.

    Is Telltale just bad with PC optimization? I had issues with Back to the Future as well. These games don't look particularly taxing, even though WD is significantly prettier by comparison.

    Also pretty bummed they didn't get the actual actors from the TV series for some of the character cameos.

  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    MoosehatIV wrote: »
    So I just managed to snag Dungeon Defenders and I would love to play a game with you dorks sometime. I am a member of the PA group already, but could someone toss me an invite to the G&T adventure time group?

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/133501/dungeon-defenders-patch-7-30-and-eternia-shards-pt-3-aquanos-out-now/p73#Comment_22939652

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    So the short version is that I fell off a stripper pole and dislocated my shoulder last night. The result is I get to do nothing all day but play games!

  • ironsizideironsizide Registered User regular
    Shade wrote: »
    So the short version is that I fell off a stripper pole and dislocated my shoulder last night.

    I hate it when I do that. Especially with my wheelchair.

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  • farbekriegfarbekrieg Registered User regular
    we might have to get a stripper pole for the thread, so people can practice here before they go out in public and make asses of themselves..... and a shitload of singles

  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    Big Isy wrote: »
    I won Sniper: Ghost Warrior during the winter coupon thing and figured I'd try it out, seeing as I was tempted by Sniper Elite V2.
    Its terrible. Like stupidly bad. I'm on my phone so its tricky to explain just how bad it is but rest assured I'll make a detailed post later

    DETAILED POST!!!!!!!

    Okay so the first thing I noticed when loading this game was how good it looked, fucking gorgeous. Loads of foliage in this first map and the shadows were pretty. Then I got to playing it and wow, its gonna get frustrating really quick. After each shot of the sniper rifle, the character reloads. Well, not reloads, he does that thing where they pull the pin back and stuff, I wanna say 'cocks it' but not even sure if thats the correct term either. Anyway, this wouldn't be bad except for the fact that it pulls you out of the zoom view you're in meaning you don't get to see where your bullet hit. If you're playing on one of the harder difficulties, you're boned since you can't readjust your aim after a shot. You can, but its pointless since you don't know where to aim next, "did the last shot land too low? Too high? WHAT THE FU-AAAAAAAARGH" is the sorta thing you'll think.

    On easy the zoomed in scope view has an extra red reticule that shows where your shot will land which makes it super easy to play. but the here's the thing, land ing a shot in easy isn't satisfying at all. There's no awesome animation for it, the guy will just fall backward.

    I played some more of Sniper Elite 2 demo and I'm just gonna buy it because that demo level alone has lasted me over an hour.

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  • MalakaiusMalakaius Grand Rapids, MIRegistered User regular
    The class around here never fails to amaze me, thank you @AnteCantelope for Sequence and @Buster Blade for Serious Sam 3: Live Serious or Die Lame. You guys rock!

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    farbekrieg wrote: »
    we might have to get a stripper pole for the thread, so people can practice here before they go out in public and make asses of themselves..... and a shitload of singles


    :^:

  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks License Number 137596Registered User regular
    farbekrieg wrote: »
    we might have to get a stripper pole for the thread, so people can practice here before they go out in public and make asses of themselves..... and a shitload of singles

    Somebody kickstart this.

  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    From Sniper Ghost Warrior shitness to SNiper Elite V2 demo goodness. I bring you a screenshot of my succesful attempt at taking out my target using a tripmine. Sniper-whaaa?

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  • SumanaiSumanai muh PTRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Sumanai wrote: »
    Hey errybody! Someone reminded me it's my birthday in a couple of days so I decided to be a little generous and have a few gifts for you instead.

    First up, forgive me but it's a non-Steam game, Minecraft. I've been neglecting my "crib" and fellow crafters on the @HallowedFaith's Crafty Crab server lately so I decided to give away an extra gift code I bought ages ago. All I ask of the winner is that you pay us a visit on the server to say hello and maybe craft yourself some gear and go creeper hunting with us. :D
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    Next is Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery. This game looks like a lot of fun and I was actually going to get this for myself but my backlog yelled at me... and then the Newell yelled at me too. So I figured this was the best way to keep them both happy.
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    And a couple of extra keys I had around. I know most people already own these because of all the recent giveaways but I hope someone out there still has a home for these two. Both are open to the general PA Steam group.
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    All the giveaways are open for a couple of days so they should end by the time I return from the weekend. I should be able to get the loot to the winners before Sunday ends.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Because I'm having too much damn fun with the demo, I have lots more screenshots of my shenanigans in Sniper Elite V2. I hope more of you classy chums will buy it so I can co-op wth you!

    More sniper Elite 2 stuff!

    Edit: or not. Screenshots are not allowed here so instead I'll stare at you from just outside your peripheral vision. Don't bother trying to catch me, I'm too quick.

    alternatively, venture into the screenshot thread to view the carnage. Id link you to it but I'm on my phone and it is poop.

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Registered User regular
    Either spoiler those images, resize them, or start a new thread. Posting screenshot porn has gotten the Steam thread in trouble with the mods before. :(

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    The forum auto resizes them to your screen size. Putting them in spoiler tags would disable that feature. And they're for a demo if a game thats not out yet and Theres no thread for it. I'd make one but I'm on my phone about to go to bed right now.

    I only want people to pick up the game because it has co-op and dammit, I needs me an army of PAers! :(

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  • FreiFrei Registered User regular
    I think that's why we have the screenshot thread, so people with low bandwidth don't have to worry about full sized screenshot spam in other threads.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    Ach yeah I did post them in there but thought I'd Chuck them here too I'm the hope that purple would buy the game Lol.

    I'll edit that post with a link if its possible on the phone.

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Big Isy wrote: »
    I'm the hope that purple would buy the game Lol.

    Is it just the massive amount of painkillers I'm on, or is that a strange sentence?

    Shade on
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    Shade wrote: »
    Big Isy wrote: »
    I'm the hope that purple would buy the game Lol.

    Is it just the massive amount of painkillers I'm on, or is that a strange sentence?
    He's probably posting on a phone that's going autocorrect crazy. Or this is the first stage of Big Isy's meltdown from making too many classy crabs.

  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    So I finished Avernum: Escape from the Pit. Took me 90.4 hours, ten hours a day, for nine days. Fifteen hours of that was me getting my bearings and restarting once after finding some info on good ways to build your party on the spiderweb forums.

    Anybody that wants a massive RPG with tactical party-based combat and only a few niggling complaints should get it. It's only $10.

    I cannot wait for the next one and I'm jealous that Mac users get it first :P

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  • KhildithKhildith Registered User regular
    harvest wrote: »
    So I finished Avernum: Escape from the Pit. Took me 90.4 hours, ten hours a day, for nine days. Fifteen hours of that was me getting my bearings and restarting once after finding some info on good ways to build your party on the spiderweb forums.

    Anybody that wants a massive RPG with tactical party-based combat and only a few niggling complaints should get it. It's only $10.

    I cannot wait for the next one and I'm jealous that Mac users get it first :P

    I'm only 45 minutes in, and could easily restart now that I understand combat a bit better. Any advice on how to build a good party? I really like being all powerful and destroying things so easily it might be called boring.

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  • TreadLifeTreadLife Registered User regular
    Sumanai wrote: »
    Hey errybody! Someone reminded me it's my birthday in a couple of days so I decided to be a little generous and have a few gifts for you instead.

    ...

    All the giveaways are open for a couple of days so they should end by the time I return from the weekend. I should be able to get the loot to the winners before Sunday ends.

    Happy crabby birfffday to you!

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Khildith wrote: »
    harvest wrote: »
    So I finished Avernum: Escape from the Pit. Took me 90.4 hours, ten hours a day, for nine days. Fifteen hours of that was me getting my bearings and restarting once after finding some info on good ways to build your party on the spiderweb forums.

    Anybody that wants a massive RPG with tactical party-based combat and only a few niggling complaints should get it. It's only $10.

    I cannot wait for the next one and I'm jealous that Mac users get it first :P

    I'm only 45 minutes in, and could easily restart now that I understand combat a bit better. Any advice on how to build a good party? I really like being all powerful and destroying things so easily it might be called boring.

    Well, for starters, you should have a dual wielding melee-only guy that you purely pump Strength into. Without a shield my tank got up to like 85% physical resist so a shield isn't necessary for your tank OR your damage guy. Give your tank at least 8 points of Priest Spells so he can learn Mass Heal and Unshackle Mind, and also to your mage. There are enough good swords to go with 2 dual-wielders (maybe even 3 but probably not 4). I didn't even find all the best gear and was happy with how gear turned out for my melee guys.

    To get absolutely everything you need a total (across all 4 characters) of 14 cave lore and 12 tool use. I suggest putting 7 points of tool use on your priest, and having 2 characters take Nimble Fingers as their starting trait. You can get 2 tool use from equipment that you just throw on when you hit a trap or lock that's too hard for 9 skill. You can safely ignore cave lore if you don't care about the achievement, the stuff in the caches you find is kind of a bonus and mildly useful, nothing game-changing.

    For my mage I did pure intelligence, while giving my priest a few points in endurance and the rest in intelligence. This is because the priest will learn Return Life, but not the tank or mage. If the priest dies you have to use a rare Return Life scroll to raise anybody during combat.

    Go to Formello as soon as you can and learn the Icy Rain spell for your mage, it'll be your go-to for a long time.

    Every character should have at least 10 Parry, 12 if you can spare the money/points. If you understand how skill distribution works this isn't hard at all. Level up to at least 8 melee weapons, buy up to 2 ranks from a trainer. Then you can get 10 Hardiness (3% damage reduction per level) and 10 Parry (3% chance to parry per level). In the two hardest fights in the game (imo) these two skills were absolutely essential, especially for the survival of my less-armored magic users.

    Priest damage spells are really inefficient, so use them with care until you start to get priest levels on your tank and mage, because for the first part of the game you'll need that energy to heal. Later, when healing duties can be spread out, feel free to use priest damage spells. Call the Storm is more efficient than Smite when you hit 2+ targets with it. Then again, it deals cold damage which undead are immune to, so you sometimes have to smite even in big groups.

    There are huge guide and strategy threads on Spiderweb's forums, and the community is really helpful. Check that out for more in-depth info.

    OH and the forum has a thread of 'items to keep' because a lot of the mundane things you find laying about can be turned in as part of quests.

    Food is unnecessary.

    Last thing, put everything you're not going to use that has a value listed in its tooltip in your Junk Bag. In the inventory screen the Junk Bag can be accessed via the text between the 'on ground' and 'pack' areas. I don't know how much it holds but it's a ton. Don't sell ANYTHING until you hit level 8 with everyone and take the Negotiator trait, which gives you a total of +40% extra money from selling things. Money was the dearest resource in my game for most of it because of spell and training costs (there's almost no gear worth buying).

    EDIT: I neglected Arcane Lore. Train 2 points of arcane lore at some point, and at level 12 have 3 people get the Sage Lore trait. Pretty sure that will get you all the rank 3 spells.

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  • BornToHulaBornToHula Registered User regular
    Many thanks to @Big Isy for his gift of Sniper Elite. Now I have to shoot stupid nazis all up in the face from really far away.

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  • thejaxxthejaxx Expo Zone Leader Tukwila, WaRegistered User regular
    I think my first post asking to join was missed, so I'm posting again to join the group.

    If not, please let me know, i'm used to being kicked around. :p

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  • CorpekataCorpekata Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    thejaxx wrote: »
    I think my first post asking to join was missed, so I'm posting again to join the group.

    If not, please let me know, i'm used to being kicked around. :p

    General idea is to participate more on the social/gaming side. 16 posts is not exactly a lot. Become a part of the community and the invites will come.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    This is going to sound weird

    But listening to Harvest explain a good party comp in Avernum makes me crave it much more now

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    Shade wrote: »
    Big Isy wrote: »
    I'm the hope that purple would buy the game Lol.

    Is it just the massive amount of painkillers I'm on, or is that a strange sentence?
    He's probably posting on a phone that's going autocorrect crazy. Or this is the first stage of Big Isy's meltdown from making too many classy crabs.

    I fear it was craziness from staying up till 5 am. That and the auto correct.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Amazon is selling Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $6.99, $7.99 for the augmented edition. Also Dungeon Siege 3 for $4.99. Both register on Steam.

    Of course, I bought Deus Ex for about $12 during a sale a few months ago and still haven't touched it. I never learn.

  • Drunken BastardDrunken Bastard Registered User regular
    Damn...the Warlock - Master of the arcane demo made me pre-order. It's really good...very polished and the mix of Civ and MoM pulls all the right strings for me.
    I captured a gobbo city pretty early and the voiceover for those units is just hilarious. Also they build wooden ships with rocket propulsion - how can you not love that!

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  • mojojoeomojojoeo Ghost dog at my side.Registered User regular
    So theres this- http://www.getgamesgo.com/product/sid-meiers-civilization-v

    Civ V for 8 buckeroos.

    Says its steamworks- that mean I can just use the key in steam?
    Is it worth that?

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    Oh God. I'm playing Sniper Elite V2 demo on the PS3 right now (yes, I may need help) and I just shot the first enemy sniper through the ankle causing it to buckle painfully. It was gross and I was forced to switch the console off cause it freaked out the folks here.

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  • AsheAshe Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    This is going to sound weird

    But listening to Harvest explain a good party comp in Avernum makes me crave it much more now

    Had exactly the same effect on me!

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Ruiner999 wrote: »
    Many thanks to @Big Isy for his gift of Sniper Elite. Now I have to shoot stupid nazis all up in the face from really far away.
    You put quotes when a person has a space or a weird charecter in their name.

    Like @Big Isy

  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    So theres this- http://www.getgamesgo.com/product/sid-meiers-civilization-v

    Civ V for 8 buckeroos.

    Says its steamworks- that mean I can just use the key in steam?
    Is it worth that?

    Yes and yes.

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  • IoloIolo i not L Registered User regular
    Ashe wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    This is going to sound weird

    But listening to Harvest explain a good party comp in Avernum makes me crave it much more now

    Had exactly the same effect on me!

    Weird? That's the natural order of the Steam thread.

    @Harvest, stop making me crave a ninety hour game!

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