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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    homeworld is a pretty stardard rts right? just in 3d instead of isometric

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    There is basically no problem in the first Homeworld game that can't be solved by building more salvage corvettes.

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    LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    Jars wrote: »
    homeworld is a pretty stardard rts right? just in 3d instead of isometric

    Nothing too exotic - really simple resources, a research tree. Tactical choices are where it gets interesting, with the combination of full 6 degrees of freedom, jump drives, and capital ships.

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    Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Nope, still no dice, although the repair corvette keeps my ships alive long enough to at least lower the enemy ship's health by 25% before dying and leaving me with nothing but my mothership.
    I don't know, either I'm missing something (that the game hasn't told me?) or this is just, well, bad.
    e: are formations vital for combat? Because they look cool, but I don't know anything about potential advantages...besides, all ships seem to break formation as soon as battle commences

    IIRC yes, formations really, really matter in the game. I think I got the most use out of the claw formation for fighters and other small craft.

    The only time you would ever use the sphere formation would be when you want to surround a single object and concentrate all your fire at the center.

    I'm not sure how much formations matter in the remaster because it has both the HW1 formations and HW2's tactics settings which I think might override the benefit of the formations?

    idk tho

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    The 3rd dimension never really came into play for me. The maps are pretty much 2d. The 3d is just there to make the game look really, really good.

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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    I liked Cataclysm more than Homeworld, actually. Just something about the conceit of being a lone mining ship having to scavenge and upgrade itself and build a fleet on its own really did it for me. It's odd because that's basically the same thing that Homeworld does, just replace mining ship with mothership, but... I dunno. My brain is weird.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Nope, still no dice, although the repair corvette keeps my ships alive long enough to at least lower the enemy ship's health by 25% before dying and leaving me with nothing but my mothership.
    I don't know, either I'm missing something (that the game hasn't told me?) or this is just, well, bad.
    e: are formations vital for combat? Because they look cool, but I don't know anything about potential advantages...besides, all ships seem to break formation as soon as battle commences

    Formations are not super vital. You can easily go through the game without ever using them.

    As to the second mission, you do not need to attack the Carrier. In fact, you shouldn't attack it. The Carrier leaves of its own volition either after a certain amount of time, or after you destroy a certain amount of fighters. The mission will end when it begins its retreat.

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    Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    The 3rd dimension never really came into play for me. The maps are pretty much 2d. The 3d is just there to make the game look really, really good.

    3d is more important in multi

    you hyperspace in directly under the enemy fleet outside of their sensor range and launch all your shit and pearl harbor them from below where they have no pickets

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    Steam thread, Diablo 3 season 2 started like two weeks ago and I just found out yesterday

    It almost makes me want to dredge up the D3 thread for 6 hours but all I have to say is how disappointed I am in myself for the fact that I'm going to level up another character to 70 to get those stupid season transmogs

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    Steam thread, Diablo 3 season 2 started like two weeks ago and I just found out yesterday

    It almost makes me want to dredge up the D3 thread for 6 hours but all I have to say is how disappointed I am in myself for the fact that I'm going to level up another character to 70 to get those stupid season transmogs

    Hey, I'm doing that too! Well I haven't really been able to play for a week, but I've got a barbarian to 50.

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    Homeworld is as good as I remember it. Nothing like cranking out salvage corvettes and stealing ion array frigates!

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    Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    Steam thread, Diablo 3 season 2 started like two weeks ago and I just found out yesterday

    It almost makes me want to dredge up the D3 thread for 6 hours but all I have to say is how disappointed I am in myself for the fact that I'm going to level up another character to 70 to get those stupid season transmogs

    Hey, I'm doing that too! Well I haven't really been able to play for a week, but I've got a barbarian to 50.
    It's no rush, considering last season was for 6-8 months or so?
    Shiiieeet, not looking forward to mergin my S1 inventory with the vanilla stash... :/

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    el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Nope, still no dice, although the repair corvette keeps my ships alive long enough to at least lower the enemy ship's health by 25% before dying and leaving me with nothing but my mothership.
    I don't know, either I'm missing something (that the game hasn't told me?) or this is just, well, bad.
    e: are formations vital for combat? Because they look cool, but I don't know anything about potential advantages...besides, all ships seem to break formation as soon as battle commences

    Formations are not super vital. You can easily go through the game without ever using them.

    As to the second mission, you do not need to attack the Carrier. In fact, you shouldn't attack it. The Carrier leaves of its own volition either after a certain amount of time, or after you destroy a certain amount of fighters. The mission will end when it begins its retreat.

    ...then why do they tell me to do it then -.- I'll keep it in mind, thanks
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    Steam thread, Diablo 3 season 2 started like two weeks ago and I just found out yesterday

    It almost makes me want to dredge up the D3 thread for 6 hours but all I have to say is how disappointed I am in myself for the fact that I'm going to level up another character to 70 to get those stupid season transmogs

    The new goblins are pretty cool, and patch 2.2 is coming soon \o/

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    Steam thread, Diablo 3 season 2 started like two weeks ago and I just found out yesterday

    It almost makes me want to dredge up the D3 thread for 6 hours but all I have to say is how disappointed I am in myself for the fact that I'm going to level up another character to 70 to get those stupid season transmogs

    Just levelling to 70 can be done pretty quickly if you get someone to powerlevel you.

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    el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    Is anyone else reminded of Louis CK when they look at Barry in RE Revelations 2?
    Because all I want now is a mod that adds voice samples from Louis

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Is anyone else reminded of Louis CK when they look at Barry in RE Revelations 2?
    Because all I want now is a mod that adds voice samples from Louis

    They made Barry an overweight balding ginger? He used to look like he belonged in one of those Bear Force One videos.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Is anyone else reminded of Louis CK when they look at Barry in RE Revelations 2?
    Because all I want now is a mod that adds voice samples from Louis

    Yeah, I can definitely see it

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    el_vicio wrote: »
    So Homeworld is pretty cool and looks great.
    But uh, is it also known for being really, really hard? I can't even seem to beat the second mission o_0

    One of the infamous aspects of Homeworld which IIRC nobody figured out until some time after the game's release is that the game's difficulty scales relative to how many ships you bring with you from one mission to the next. As a result, if you do really well in the early missions it can become unwinnable because the AI gets ridiculously huge fleets later on

    I don't know if the remastering changed or removed this feature.
    the trick is to scuttle all your unnecessary ships before ending the mission, because your carried-over resources are not factored into the difficulty scaling and you can just use them to rebuild your fleet on arrival

    What? Holy shit I never knew that and I made it pretty far before I finally gave up. And here I was thinking that I didn't do well enough in the early missions.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Panda4You wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    Steam thread, Diablo 3 season 2 started like two weeks ago and I just found out yesterday

    It almost makes me want to dredge up the D3 thread for 6 hours but all I have to say is how disappointed I am in myself for the fact that I'm going to level up another character to 70 to get those stupid season transmogs

    Hey, I'm doing that too! Well I haven't really been able to play for a week, but I've got a barbarian to 50.
    It's no rush, considering last season was for 6-8 months or so?
    Shiiieeet, not looking forward to mergin my S1 inventory with the vanilla stash... :/

    It happens automatically. I honestly barely noticed a difference aside from an increase in trash rares and stuff that I was saving for whatever reason.

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    EvigilantEvigilant VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2015
    Some homeworld tips:

    Early mission: Don't attack the carrier. Attack the fighters that are enroute to your mothership. The carrier leaves after you've killed enough fighters.
    During another mission, have all of your ships attacking only the incoming asteroids. Have your support frigate and repair corvettes healing the mothership non-stop.
    Always try to get all the resources at the end of a mission. It's a shame that they didn't port over the auto-gather from HW2, but it's still important.

    Use the defensive tactic for defensive bonus and aggressive for dps increase but damage taken increase.
    Formations are pretty important for maximizing attack on target and spreading out damage across the formation.

    Fighters are only good against other fighters.
    Corvettes are your anti-fighter and anti-corvette ships and in some cases, anti-frigate.
    Frigates are anti-fighter, anti-corvette and anti-frigate.
    Capitals are anti-everything but fire much more slowly.

    You typically want a healthy mix of fighters, corvettes, and frigates and few capitals (early on). You want at least 1 support frigate and a few repair corvettes, if anything, solely so that your fighters don't have to return all the way back to the mothership to dock.

    The Kushan's are a bunch of Kleptomaniacs so steal everything: two salvage corvettes will steal a frigate. 4 will steal a capital. Always steal ships. Always.

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    Evigilant wrote: »
    The Kushan's are a bunch of Kleptomaniacs so steal everything: two salvage corvettes will steal a frigate. 4 will steal a capital. Always steal ships. Always.

    I suppose that's why I lasted as long as I did. I used to reload the third mission many many times just to try and capture all the frigates.

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    gtrmpgtrmp Registered User regular
    the Steamworks update to Resident Evil 5 will apparently be adding in all of the game's the previously console-exclusive DLC, including the Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape campaigns

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    el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    The asylum level in Thief gave me some really good chills, it's pretty well made. Except for the (few) jump scares, I hate those

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    MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    el_vicio wrote: »
    The asylum level in Thief gave me some really good chills, it's pretty well made. Except for the (few) jump scares, I hate those

    Unfortunately, it wasn't as good as the shalebridge cradle

    Nothing is ever as good as that.

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    el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    el_vicio wrote: »
    The asylum level in Thief gave me some really good chills, it's pretty well made. Except for the (few) jump scares, I hate those

    Unfortunately, it wasn't as good as the shalebridge cradle

    Nothing is ever as good as that.

    I'm working my way up to that. I started up Thief 1 recently, and after a short time of frustration (staying stealthed is HARD) I just knock everybody out, which eases progress considerably. It's got some cool ideas, and I dig the world they establish (I'm up to mission 3). I can't help but chuckle every time a guard comes looking for me though, because it's the same animation the Many grunts in SS2 use

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    Darmak wrote: »
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Third time's the charm, I now own Homeworld

    But because I got to have something to complain about: I can't get rid of that damn onion taste in my mouth. URGH

    I love having onion mouth

    same but with garlic.

    Kissing my girlfriend after a hot date at an Italian place hits, like, several pleasure centers in my brain at once.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    sarukun wrote: »
    Darmak wrote: »
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Third time's the charm, I now own Homeworld

    But because I got to have something to complain about: I can't get rid of that damn onion taste in my mouth. URGH

    I love having onion mouth

    same but with garlic.

    Kissing my girlfriend after a hot date at an Italian place hits, like, several pleasure centers in my brain at once.

    I don't know if you saw, but I also posted about my love for garlic as well.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    MAYBE YOU GUYS SHOULD MAKE OUT

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    I PRELOADED A GOKU

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    Evigilant wrote: »
    Always try to get all the resources at the end of a mission. It's a shame that they didn't port over the auto-gather from HW2, but it's still important.

    Yes they did. You automatically get all resources after you jump.

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    I kinda like sitting there watching my collectors do their thing

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    AtomicTofu wrote: »
    I kinda like sitting there watching my collectors do their thing

    the struggle is real

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    damn homeworld is $35. I was thinking more in the $20 range

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Jars wrote: »
    damn homeworld is $35. I was thinking more in the $20 range

    Well it's both games with updated graphics. They actually put effort into this thing. Totally worth it imo, but I'm bias

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    And both the original games too

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Downloading AssCreed Unity

    My computer can run it on high!

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    Jars wrote: »
    damn homeworld is $35. I was thinking more in the $20 range

    Well it's both games with updated graphics. They actually put effort into this thing. Totally worth it imo, but I'm bias

    Yeah but I wanted to buy it for less money!

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    el_vicio wrote: »
    The asylum level in Thief gave me some really good chills, it's pretty well made. Except for the (few) jump scares, I hate those

    Unfortunately, it wasn't as good as the shalebridge cradle

    Nothing is ever as good as that.

    The cradle is a work of art

    It's like the team channeled all their creativity into one level, and sort of left the rest of the game weaker

    I still think it's a good game, but nothing else even touches that one level

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