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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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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« 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"

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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: July 27, 2017, 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.

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« Reply #932 on: August 05, 2017, 06:20:32 PM »
Dying Light on Ps4 and GTA Online on PS4.

I played a little bit of the Wii U recently
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« Reply #933 on: August 05, 2017, 07:04:19 PM »
We moved recently, and in the process I found my Game Boy Pocket. Been playing Gen 1 Pokemon Red/Blue version a bunch, lol.

Seriously, these games were really well done back in the early/mid 90's.
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« Reply #934 on: August 05, 2017, 07:21:07 PM »
I've been playing Yooka-Laylee, Forza 6, Witcher 3, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and Unravel.

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« Reply #935 on: August 05, 2017, 09:48:32 PM »
We moved recently, and in the process I found my Game Boy Pocket. Been playing Gen 1 Pokemon Red/Blue version a bunch, lol.

Seriously, these games were really well done back in the early/mid 90's.

I still bust out my gameboy advance sp every now and then. In many ways they were the pinnacle of portable gaming as far as I'm concerned. Sooo many awesome games, very compact, good battery life, good form factor. A true classic.

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« Reply #936 on: August 05, 2017, 09:49:41 PM »
I have recently been reading a hilarious book about D&D and kind of want to try that since I missed out on it during the 70s and 80s.

I am not even sure how you get started in D&D.   I assume the first step is to find some taped together glasses or something?

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« Reply #937 on: August 06, 2017, 12:11:32 AM »
I have recently been reading a hilarious book about D&D and kind of want to try that since I missed out on it during the 70s and 80s.

I am not even sure how you get started in D&D.   I assume the first step is to find some taped together glasses or something?

It's really not that difficult. Just accept that pretending to be a warrior/rogue/mage/priest adventuring to slay fantastical beasts is actually super fun if you get over yourself, and you'll be set! ;)

Seriously though, pen and paper RPGs can be loads of fun, you just need a group of people who don't get all self-conscious about it, and who know how to have a good time. A dedicated DM is definitely the most important part of that equation, though.

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« Reply #938 on: August 06, 2017, 06:35:18 PM »
I have recently been reading a hilarious book about D&D and kind of want to try that since I missed out on it during the 70s and 80s.

I am not even sure how you get started in D&D.   I assume the first step is to find some taped together glasses or something?

It's really not that difficult. Just accept that pretending to be a warrior/rogue/mage/priest adventuring to slay fantastical beasts is actually super fun if you get over yourself, and you'll be set! ;)

Seriously though, pen and paper RPGs can be loads of fun, you just need a group of people who don't get all self-conscious about it, and who know how to have a good time. A dedicated DM is definitely the most important part of that equation, though.

I wonder if it might call to me the same way pinball does.   There is something magical about the real physics in an actual pinball game in this day and age of online everything and 3D computer games.  Pen, paper and imagination might be fun where digital gets stale.  Sort of how I still enjoy reading books as a break from watching tv and movies.

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« Reply #939 on: August 06, 2017, 08:35:09 PM »
Have you tried The Pinball Arcade? They model actual pinball table physics and replicate the tables in digital form.

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« Reply #940 on: August 06, 2017, 10:15:27 PM »
Lately I've been chipping away at Diablo III on PS4. It's entertaining, but would be more fun with friends.

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« Reply #941 on: August 07, 2017, 07:36:56 AM »
Tried D&D for the first time this weekend actually! Used a website for the board and rolling and a google sheet to track all the skills and spells and stuff (holy shit was it a lot of information...) - it was fun! BF was planning on playing with his friends Saturday night so I was content to curl up on the couch with my kindle til they were done, but someone dropped out last minute, and that's how I became a dwarf cleric :)

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« Reply #942 on: August 11, 2017, 07:25:52 AM »
I recently got the PS4 version of stardew valley on sale and have already probably put almost 30 hours into it. A lot of fun for the $20 it cost and I'm sure I'll get quite a bit more time out of it.

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« Reply #943 on: August 11, 2017, 07:39:42 AM »
Overwatch is my go to these days, I like how easy it is to just log on, play for 30 minutes, then be done. I got it for Xbox to play with some buddies, and one of them had it for PC and offered to buy it for me if I played with him. Now I have it on both.

For those of you who used to be really into FPS games online, but now don't really have a ton of time, it's a great option. There are some characters where mechanical shooting ability is really important (aka, take a lot of time to become decent with), but a lot of the characters require nearly no aiming, and your skill depends purely on strategy and decision making.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #944 on: August 11, 2017, 07:44:58 AM »
Overwatch is my go to these days, I like how easy it is to just log on, play for 30 minutes, then be done. I got it for Xbox to play with some buddies, and one of them had it for PC and offered to buy it for me if I played with him. Now I have it on both.

For those of you who used to be really into FPS games online, but now don't really have a ton of time, it's a great option. There are some characters where mechanical shooting ability is really important (aka, take a lot of time to become decent with), but a lot of the characters require nearly no aiming, and your skill depends purely on strategy and decision making.

This. I've been playing Overwatch for over a year now. It's very easy to pick up and play, but there's always the option to become more serious about it and invest more time. Great game.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #945 on: August 11, 2017, 08:09:49 AM »
Overwatch is my go to these days, I like how easy it is to just log on, play for 30 minutes, then be done. I got it for Xbox to play with some buddies, and one of them had it for PC and offered to buy it for me if I played with him. Now I have it on both.

For those of you who used to be really into FPS games online, but now don't really have a ton of time, it's a great option. There are some characters where mechanical shooting ability is really important (aka, take a lot of time to become decent with), but a lot of the characters require nearly no aiming, and your skill depends purely on strategy and decision making.

This. I've been playing Overwatch for over a year now. It's very easy to pick up and play, but there's always the option to become more serious about it and invest more time. Great game.

Ditto, and if you get a bit bored it's a great game to take a break from and come back to all sorts of new things.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #946 on: August 11, 2017, 03:36:01 PM »
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.
It looks interesting.  Unfortunately I don't have much time to play on the computer anymore. 

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #947 on: August 11, 2017, 05:07:06 PM »
My wife and I have just started (a few days ago) writing our own MMO game.   She is doing the software and I am working on game design and art.   She has 25 years as a software engineer and worked on a couple of big MMORPG games while my electrical engineering background is about useless for this.   I do know RhinoCad quite well though so it helps with some of the art and renderings.

Something to do when it is 98 degrees outside anyway.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #948 on: August 11, 2017, 09:16:08 PM »
My wife and I have just started (a few days ago) writing our own MMO game.   She is doing the software and I am working on game design and art.   She has 25 years as a software engineer and worked on a couple of big MMORPG games while my electrical engineering background is about useless for this.   I do know RhinoCad quite well though so it helps with some of the art and renderings.

Something to do when it is 98 degrees outside anyway.


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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #949 on: August 12, 2017, 12:48:10 PM »
That's so cool! Any plans to blog or journal about it?

I might post a separate thread about it but I don't really do a lot of blogging.   When we get to the point of having a online server and need some testing I will post about it in case anyone is interested in trying it out.   We want to make it free to play and are going to try and bring some of the things we have always wanted in games but have always been lacking.  We have been playing MMO type games all the way back to a game called The Shadow of Yserbius back in 1992 (on a 9600 baud dialup modem!)