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[PA Comic] Friday, July 27, 2012 - Outernautical

GethGeth LegionPerseus VeilRegistered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
edited July 2012 in The Penny Arcade Hub

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Perhaps the best comic, ever.

  • Jimmy MarkuJimmy Marku LondonRegistered User regular
    Every comic is the best comic ever.

    Nice shading.

  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Every comic is the best comic ever.

    Nice shading.

    I dunno.

    "Could you get on your dead [i'm assuming wife]'s Facebook account to send me some energy?"

    That's pretty damn best.

  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Facebook is a glorified blog. That is simply not the appropriate venue for a game or really any sub-application.

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  • Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    [Some Asshole] sent you a request in [Some Shitty "Game"]

    :evil:

    I like Facebook, but I absolutely can't stand stuff like that.

    And yeah, this comic is fantastic.

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    Man. I've been here, with Spiral Knights. D:

    Oh brilliant
  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    My mom has done this to me on Gardens of Time. A lot.

    I have a new soccer blog The Minnow Tank. Reading it psychically kicks Sepp Blatter in the bean bag.
  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    On the other hand, Outernauts looks like it's Pokemon in Space on Facebook. Also, it's done by Insomniac, which is a damned fine pedigree.

    Dunno if it'd get me to finally break into Facebook gaming, but at least it looks like a game this time.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    _J_ wrote: »
    Perhaps the best comic, ever.

    I had to put great effort into not laughing at a loud volume just now, given the absurd hour I just viewed this comic at.

    This is now among that elite tier of comics that I find to be flawlessly executed (in terms of pacing, art, dialog, etc) and among the best for laughs! Also enjoyed the version I originally read in which Gabe talked about befriending strange space breasts.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Yeeeeah. Been on both sides of this one. The facebook "style" of gameplay is freaking evil. Even when it's a game, it's got those obvious roadblocks set which REQUIRE you to abuse the goodwill of your friends.

    What is this I don't even.
  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    I like how the last sentence of the second panel sounds like it ripped straight out of an ad.

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  • kingworkskingworks Registered User regular
    Just add it to the list of reasons I'll never set foot in Facebook.

  • GriswoldGriswold that's rough, buddyRegistered User regular
    I laughed harder at the first panel of this strip than I do at most full strips. And I like Penny Arcade a lot.

    Damn fine effort today from G&T.

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  • PeccaviPeccavi Registered User regular
    I did this for the ME3 demo, never again.

  • ConstrictorConstrictor The Dork Knight SuburbialandRegistered User regular
    Great comic. Personally, I will never play a Facebook game. I don't care how good it is. Nor will I ever install any FB applications. Can't trust em.

  • jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    I shy away from any FB integration. I almost didn't take the 250 tribes gold because I was afraid it would lead to game spam.

  • MichelanvaloMichelanvalo Registered User regular
    I've been playing Sim City Social. It's not too bad. It has the rechargeable energy thing and the pay for points deal going on, which is pretty standard fare, but I don't feel like those are necessary to the game. I can make progress in it without having to drop real cash or feel like I have to drop real cash. So that's good.

    The bad is one of my friends is playing it and he's constantly spamming my wall with gift requests and other nonsense.

  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    I'm always willing to give Facebook games a shot, but I haven't stuck with any of them. The Neverwinter game is probably the best one I've played, but even that failed to hold my interest in the long run.

  • stebuustebuu Crabs are fucking crazy, and I hate horses Registered User regular
  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    far too many of the people on my facebook are like this

    lots of them are people I actually want to be in touch with, too, which makes it even more frustrating

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  • stebuustebuu Crabs are fucking crazy, and I hate horses Registered User regular
    far too many of the people on my facebook are like this

    lots of them are people I actually want to be in touch with, too, which makes it even more frustrating

    i agree. i create a new facebook account for each game to avoid spamming people.

  • RazalgrimRazalgrim Registered User regular
    He has that awesome Alienware laptop, and he uses it to play Outernauts.

    Outernauts.

    :?

  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Razalgrim wrote: »
    He has that awesome Alienware laptop, and he uses it to play Outernauts.

    Outernauts.

    :?

    Alienware. Outernauts.

    Oh, I get it.

  • RazalgrimRazalgrim Registered User regular
    Donnicton wrote: »
    Razalgrim wrote: »
    He has that awesome Alienware laptop, and he uses it to play Outernauts.

    Outernauts.

    :?

    Alienware. Outernauts.

    Oh, I get it.

    Whoa. That actually wasn't supposed to be a pun.

    If I had a laptop like that, I'd be all up in the latest real games instead of Facebook flash games, is what I was trying to say. On account of the shitness of my actual rig.

    Nice catch, though. :P

  • AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    edited July 2012
    I got into a Facebook game called Treasure Island, which has similar incentive for bugging friends into it. Some of my friends that I got into it made fake friends to trade with themselves!

    It took a long time to break the cycle on that and I will never go back. Though this game does sound pretty cool...

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Yeeeeah. Been on both sides of this one. The facebook "style" of gameplay is freaking evil. Even when it's a game, it's got those obvious roadblocks set which REQUIRE you to abuse the goodwill of your friends.

    I got into facebook games in a bad way fora good while.

    I ended up trading them away for a slightly less painful bad habit, and so I'm back to playing WoW for the time being.

    It was kinda refreshing, playing a game that actually yields significant rewards without making bust your ass for a week. A game that actually feels like a game and not a fucking job.

    That's the thing. Facebook games are technically free. But they compensate for that by forcing you to you do everything in stupid tiny increments, days and days on end, to get anything done.

    The Sims Social is fucking atrocious about this.

    There are a big selection of items that you can get, for free, from the shop, that require you dump loads of energy into building them first. But it takes more than just energy. You need specific items to unlock the next stage of construction. Items that you probably can't get all of (if any) without help from friends.

    Friends who can only send you one item a day.

    Sometimes a single construction would require dozens of these items to unlock.

    Which itself wouldn't be that big a deal, if these items didn't have literally dozens of construction levels, meaning if you didn't have dozens of friends in the game it could take you literally weeks to build some of this stuff.

    Then I jumped into WoW, and holy shit, you played for five minutes, here's a slick battleaxe. What, you want into a dungeon? Queue up and bam, you're good to go! There's a guy with all the quests right there in the front door, get that shit and get going!

    Hey, you're done, have some more free shit for clearing that crap out! God damn we got more stuff to hand out than we have people to give it to, hurry up so we can throw more junk at you!

    I'll take that over "Free" facebook garbage any day of the week.

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