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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #900 on: July 05, 2017, 06:48:46 AM »
I found an old gift card to a video game store that someone gave me for Christmas a few years ago, so I decided to use it to pick up a copy of Skyrim. Holy cow. This game is amazing. It's like World of Warcraft, except you don't have other players trying to murder you all the time. In fact, since it's a single player game, it's a great way to isolate and de-stress after spending my entire day being civil to people. It was really cheap too, since it's been out for six years so far. I got the PS3 version since that's the game system I own. (My in-laws gave us one as a gift a few years ago.)

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« Reply #901 on: July 05, 2017, 08:35:57 AM »
I put about 200 hours into Overwatch over the last 9 months.  On a whim, I picked up City Skylines, and somehow the inner kid that played Simcity 2000 came out. 

City Skylines is on sale right now for $7.50 on steam.

Oh snap thanks for the heads up! I've been wanting this game for a while but didn't want to pay full price. Just picked up the deluxe for $10 :)

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« Reply #902 on: July 05, 2017, 09:17:07 AM »
Minecraft and World of Tanks are good time wasters for me... :)



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« Reply #903 on: July 06, 2017, 07:43:41 AM »
Cities Skylines might be too powerful for my computer :( The lag was ridiculous. I moved everything from high quality to medium, and it froze before I could move it lower. Any tips or tricks to help speed it up? Everything's up to date, virus scan showed nothing, disk defrag ran, and nothing else was running during game play. (It's a five year old computer that was pretty decent at it's prime. I can get the specs if that'll help.)

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« Reply #904 on: July 06, 2017, 03:40:09 PM »
Apparently Cities Skylines is just ridiculously intense. I picked it up but Reddit said it's basically unusable once your city gets above like 30,000 people.


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« Reply #905 on: July 07, 2017, 06:18:16 AM »
Apparently Cities Skylines is just ridiculously intense. I picked it up but Reddit said it's basically unusable once your city gets above like 30,000 people.

I had a similar issue with Stellaris.  When playing on even a medium sized galaxy, once I owned about half the map, the game bogged down.  I switched to the smallest map for my next game, and didn't have the same issues.

Just an FYI in case any of you guys play it.  It's a really fun 4X game.
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« Reply #906 on: July 10, 2017, 07:32:30 PM »
Apparently Cities Skylines is just ridiculously intense. I picked it up but Reddit said it's basically unusable once your city gets above like 30,000 people.

I love Cities Skylines but my machine does run it a bit slow. Lucky for me that I'm pretty awful at the game so far, so getting my city above 30,000 people is a distant dream at this point!

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« Reply #907 on: July 11, 2017, 07:51:17 PM »
Picked up Stardew Valley during the Steam Summer sale.

Can't stop fishing!

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« Reply #908 on: July 11, 2017, 08:30:05 PM »
Picked up Stardew Valley during the Steam Summer sale.

Can't stop fishing!

Say goodbye to everything you love, that game is stupidly addicting. (Paid full price for it and worth every single penny.)

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« Reply #909 on: July 11, 2017, 10:08:03 PM »
Picked up Stardew Valley during the Steam Summer sale.

Can't stop fishing!

Say goodbye to everything you love, that game is stupidly addicting. (Paid full price for it and worth every single penny.)

Agreed! Great game! I got burnt out after around 50 hours of playtime, but for $15, that's a great value as far as I'm concerned. I could see myself getting sucked back in at some point, too.

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« Reply #910 on: July 12, 2017, 07:28:31 AM »
Picked up Stardew Valley during the Steam Summer sale.

Can't stop fishing!

Say goodbye to everything you love, that game is stupidly addicting. (Paid full price for it and worth every single penny.)

Agreed! Great game! I got burnt out after around 50 hours of playtime, but for $15, that's a great value as far as I'm concerned. I could see myself getting sucked back in at some point, too.

I might have reentered burnout mode again (I keep wanting to play, but every time I'm at my computer, I just don't feel like loading it up). I currently have ~220 hours, and there's still a ridiculous amount of content I haven't seen yet (I restarted a few times to check out the different maps, redo after burnout, etc.). I think this is one of those games I'll just continue to return to for a long, long time.

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« Reply #911 on: July 12, 2017, 11:46:09 AM »
I've bought Dark Souls 1 and 2 a while back and played a little. I've been wanting to get number 3, but told myself I couldn't until I beat the other 2, so now I'm a decent way through number 1.

Also playing a bit of Elite: Dangerous. Decided to check out Colonia. That was a nice trip. Then the Thargoid stuff started happening. So far away...

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« Reply #912 on: July 12, 2017, 12:44:51 PM »
Black Desert Online (picked up for $8 on steam sale) is the game I have been waiting for. Needless complicated, endlessly customizable, easy on the eyes, and easy to AFK. My kind of MMO.

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« Reply #913 on: July 13, 2017, 06:30:23 AM »
Black Desert Online (picked up for $8 on steam sale) is the game I have been waiting for. Needless complicated, endlessly customizable, easy on the eyes, and easy to AFK. My kind of MMO.

Oh, I had forgotten about that game!  I remember hearing there was an expansion coming out soon (or maybe out now?).  It did look beautiful.

What do you mean by "easy to AFK"?  I know what AFK means, I am just curious how it's easy to walk away from a computer in any MMO.
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« Reply #914 on: July 13, 2017, 08:02:10 AM »
Right now I'm big into Battlefield 1 (Not very mustachian, but for 300 hours on $45 I'm not complaining.)

The Humble Monthly Bundle has been putting out some gems recently, big piles of games for 12 USD per month. Putting a surprising amount of time into an online board game called 'Armello' with some friends that I got from the most recent one- one of those 'minute to learn, lifetime to master' kind of deals.

Speaking of which, Capcom Humble Bundle is on right now and you can get some really great games for 7-12USD for the whole bundle!

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« Reply #915 on: July 13, 2017, 08:11:00 AM »

Picked up Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition during the Steam sale.   

Wow - great game if you like side scrollers.  Absolutely beautiful graphics.

 

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« Reply #916 on: July 13, 2017, 08:19:26 AM »
On my second playthrough of Horizon Zero Dawn. Amazing game. My first playthrough was something like 120 hours. It's just so gorgeous (even on an old TV), and I spent so much time climbing up on high things just for the view. Also I suck at vidya games, so it was slow going the first time. I did manage to do all the quests (including the stupid weapon tutorial "quests"), get all of the data points/collectibles, and get the platinum. Now I'm just playing through to reexperience the story from the perspective of already knowing all the big reveals.
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« Reply #917 on: July 14, 2017, 02:31:52 AM »
On my second playthrough of Horizon Zero Dawn. Amazing game. My first playthrough was something like 120 hours. It's just so gorgeous (even on an old TV), and I spent so much time climbing up on high things just for the view. Also I suck at vidya games, so it was slow going the first time. I did manage to do all the quests (including the stupid weapon tutorial "quests"), get all of the data points/collectibles, and get the platinum. Now I'm just playing through to reexperience the story from the perspective of already knowing all the big reveals.

I'm about 70 hours in and only have a few main missions to go. This game is without a doubt the best game I have ever played in over 35 years of playing them. Fantastic story line, challenging game play, great variety and outstanding graphics, especially on a newer TV. I'm really glad I bought a PS4 to play this title and will definitely be playing it through again.

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« Reply #919 on: July 14, 2017, 02:18:36 PM »
Black Desert Online (picked up for $8 on steam sale) is the game I have been waiting for. Needless complicated, endlessly customizable, easy on the eyes, and easy to AFK. My kind of MMO.

Oh, I had forgotten about that game!  I remember hearing there was an expansion coming out soon (or maybe out now?).  It did look beautiful.

What do you mean by "easy to AFK"?  I know what AFK means, I am just curious how it's easy to walk away from a computer in any MMO.

oops, late reply. My bad.

Unlike infinite running in GW2 or WoW, you can conveniently opem up your map, right click a location in the world, and be presented with a highlighted route along safe roads. You can then set character on autorun and go do something like pee, make some tea, look out the window and listen to birdsong, whatever floats your boat.

Additionally, horse breeding is a pretty fun thing for those that have the Pokemon mentality, and you train them by hitching them to wagons and leveling them up. You can use an "autoloop" along this route to run while you are at work or asleep and the horses will gain some levels when you return. Then you breed your high level horses for higher tier breeds. Highest tier sells for $65 million.

Resource collection for crafting can also be AFKed because of the way the system is built. You "hire" workers to farm, mine, or gather for you and use that in your crafting.

Crafting can be AFKed because, as long as you get the ratios right and have empty bag space and are near the proper crafting receptacle, you can click "continuous production" and come back to skill levels and neat shit in your bags!

Basically, less dreariness, more strategy. :)

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« Reply #920 on: July 14, 2017, 02:55:46 PM »
Thanks for explaining Meowkins.  I might check it out after I finish my Zelda Triathalon.  I've got plenty of content, and never enough "me time" to get through it :).
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« Reply #921 on: July 14, 2017, 02:59:14 PM »
Thanks for explaining Meowkins.  I might check it out after I finish my Zelda Triathalon.  I've got plenty of content, and never enough "me time" to get through it :).

Cool, let me know if you play it! I will send you my username.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #922 on: July 18, 2017, 09:58:58 AM »
I just play LoL. Just a few games, because more than 3 gets boring.
Anyone wants to play?


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« Reply #923 on: July 18, 2017, 11:12:05 AM »
My go-to games are Kingdom of Loathing (free to play browser-based RPG) and Minecraft. I bought Minecraft for less than $30 years ago and have definitely gotten my money's worth out of it.

I donate $10/mo to KoL to help support the game and get the Item of the Month. Technically, I could farm enough meat to buy the item but they have to pay the bills somehow.

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« Reply #924 on: July 18, 2017, 11:29:41 AM »
I have a good mobile game recommendation - “A planet of mine”.  It is sort of like Civilization made for Mobile gaming.  Excellent gameplay, infinite replay ability.  Super fun.  I downloaded it and was immediately hooked for hours.

It has a decent free to play option and costs $4.99 to unlock the full game.  SO it is not a typical micro transaction model. 

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« Reply #925 on: July 18, 2017, 11:31:46 AM »
My SO and I just bought Minecraft a couple of weeks ago. And now it's today. It's like time traveling.

Now whenever someone bothers me at work or I'm stuck in traffic, I just think to myself "punchpunchpunch" "chopchopchop"

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« Reply #926 on: July 18, 2017, 12:07:50 PM »
My SO and I just bought Minecraft a couple of weeks ago. And now it's today. It's like time traveling.

Now whenever someone bothers me at work or I'm stuck in traffic, I just think to myself "punchpunchpunch" "chopchopchop"

If you haven't tried multiplayer yet you should check out the server I play on: unitycraft.de

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« Reply #927 on: July 20, 2017, 04:02:42 PM »
Just found someone selling an NES Classic for $60. Did my due diligence and it seems legit. Went through PayPal so I feel like I have a bit more protection. Can't wait to start playing these games again!

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« Reply #928 on: July 21, 2017, 09:02:04 AM »
Just found someone selling an NES Classic for $60. Did my due diligence and it seems legit. Went through PayPal so I feel like I have a bit more protection. Can't wait to start playing these games again!

You can also use an emulator and play NES games on your computer for free if you like.  I have knock off ps2 usb controller that I use to play NES on my laptop.

I found an old gift card to a video game store that someone gave me for Christmas a few years ago, so I decided to use it to pick up a copy of Skyrim. Holy cow. This game is amazing. It's like World of Warcraft, except you don't have other players trying to murder you all the time. In fact, since it's a single player game, it's a great way to isolate and de-stress after spending my entire day being civil to people. It was really cheap too, since it's been out for six years so far. I got the PS3 version since that's the game system I own. (My in-laws gave us one as a gift a few years ago.)

I used to be an adventurer like you...

Oh how I envy you, getting to experience the wonder of skyrim for the first time.  Hands down my favorite game ever.  I played it on the PS3, for like 600+ hours probably.  I do wish they'd come out with elder scrolls 6 instead of re-releasing skyrim over and over.  You've still got hundreds of hours of entertainment ahead of you though.

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« Reply #929 on: July 21, 2017, 10:23:00 AM »
Just found someone selling an NES Classic for $60. Did my due diligence and it seems legit. Went through PayPal so I feel like I have a bit more protection. Can't wait to start playing these games again!

You can also use an emulator and play NES games on your computer for free if you like.  I have knock off ps2 usb controller that I use to play NES on my laptop.

I found an old gift card to a video game store that someone gave me for Christmas a few years ago, so I decided to use it to pick up a copy of Skyrim. Holy cow. This game is amazing. It's like World of Warcraft, except you don't have other players trying to murder you all the time. In fact, since it's a single player game, it's a great way to isolate and de-stress after spending my entire day being civil to people. It was really cheap too, since it's been out for six years so far. I got the PS3 version since that's the game system I own. (My in-laws gave us one as a gift a few years ago.)

I used to be an adventurer like you...

Oh how I envy you, getting to experience the wonder of skyrim for the first time.  Hands down my favorite game ever.  I played it on the PS3, for like 600+ hours probably.  I do wish they'd come out with elder scrolls 6 instead of re-releasing skyrim over and over.  You've still got hundreds of hours of entertainment ahead of you though.

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« Reply #930 on: July 26, 2017, 11:59:18 AM »
I dusted off my PS2 recently to play Harvest Moon:Back to Nature. Love that game.  I'm determined to play it through to the end one of these days.

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« Reply #931 on: Today at 11:25:58 AM »
I dusted off my PS2 recently to play Harvest Moon:Back to Nature. Love that game.  I'm determined to play it through to the end one of these days.

Have you tried/looked into Stardew Valley? It's available on PC / Steam. It's suppose to be pretty good.