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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7155 on: April 07, 2018, 08:25:52 pm »
Aah, I found a way around the, shall we say, non-overpowered loot in Nox's story mode.  The map editor can't seem to do story maps (I get an exception when I save), but I can alter multiplayer maps.  So, alter the kit there to my liking, and just temporarily replace the copy of the story map in my save with that wee beauty, grab my crap, and restore the actual story map.  I can finally tool around with such wondrous items as "of the Wind of the Wind Armoured Boots of the Wind and the Wind" once more!
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7156 on: April 21, 2018, 06:07:41 am »
I've gotten back into FTL: Faster Than Light recently. Holy fuck, is fire barrels of fun. Set the enemy ship ablaze and watch the resulting inferno slowly destroy its systems and overwhelm the crew until they eventually burn/suffocate. I can't believe I never tried that before back in the day.

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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7157 on: April 21, 2018, 08:41:59 am »
Fire-beam really is a sadistic and fun weapon. Have some rapid firing weapons (preferably Ion) to take down the shields and then start setting stuff on fire. For a risky maneuver teleport Rock crew onto the ship.

The Bio-beam that one of the Slug ships starts with is similar but faster. Take down the med-bay and you can wipe out most crews (as long as the shield is down for a moment) quickly.

Then there's the Vulcan... It is the single most destructive weapon in the game. A gatling gun that slowly picks up firing speed. If you can survive half a minute in the fight without getting the weapon disabled it will chew through any shields the enemies might have and though the tougher opponents require a secondary weapon (like a beam-drone or something)

Lots of viable playstyles in the game though, that's a good thing as none of the ships are worthless though some (like the Stealth ships) require skills AND luck to get upgrades since the starting form is not that good. Basically, Magikarp thingy going on there.
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7158 on: April 21, 2018, 10:26:47 am »
Also mind control. I ended up using that alongside the aforementioned ion blaster plus fire beam combo and it was rather effective to say the least. by the end, I was headcanoning the rebel fleet tracking me by following the trail of burned out hulks.

Still got fucked up by the flagship, though. Holy shit, it's so much worse than it was in vanilla FTL.
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7159 on: April 25, 2018, 09:35:29 pm »
Has anyone else played Jalopy lately? I have to say, driving a shitbox around eastern Europe looking for random boxes of cigarettes and sausages by the side of the road is a lot more enjoyable than one would envision.
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7160 on: April 27, 2018, 07:32:09 pm »
Not personally, but I watched a stream of it, and it looks like a damned good time. except the half hour dude spent getting his car unstuck from a fence. Though, him actually accomplishing it was a worthy payoff
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7161 on: May 06, 2018, 10:28:06 pm »
Okay, I think I just got extremely lucky. So, I'm playing through Pokemon Soul Silver right now. I just finished the burned out tower and set the legendary dogs loose. Well, not only did I stumble across Raikou completely by accident when I wasn't even trying to hunt them down, but I immediately caught it in a quick ball, which unless I'm misunderstanding how catch rates work (which I almost certainly am, let's be honest) is a 1.6% chance.

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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7162 on: May 07, 2018, 04:30:45 pm »
In Gen IV, Quick Balls had a 4x catch rate modifier when used on the first turn of battle. They're surprisingly effective on Legendary Pokemon (and have caused me quite a few anti-climactic battles). So, while I don't know the exact chance, I'm fairly certain it's higher than 1.6%.
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7163 on: May 07, 2018, 07:21:40 pm »
The base catch rate is supposed to be 0.4%. 1.6% is after accounting for the x4 multiplier.

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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7164 on: May 07, 2018, 07:54:34 pm »
Bulbapedia is down so I can't look up the formula but this calculator says 1.6% is about right.
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7165 on: May 08, 2018, 02:46:10 am »
I feel very vindicated.

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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7166 on: May 09, 2018, 01:42:01 am »
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7167 on: May 09, 2018, 07:39:32 am »
Blizzard is selling a skin for a character in Overwatch and giving the profits to charity.

...Naturally GAMERS are furious and consider this to be the worst crime that a corporation can commit: supporting feminism.
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7168 on: May 09, 2018, 09:45:54 am »
Blizzard is selling a skin for a character in Overwatch and giving the profits to charity.

...Naturally GAMERS are furious and consider this to be the worst crime that a corporation can commit: supporting feminism.

What charity are they supporting? And do you have a link?
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Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Reply #7169 on: May 09, 2018, 11:17:22 am »
Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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