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  1. I think you should finish the game for the first time, in a serious way, without using any kind of exploits/mods. After that you won't feel guilty anymore and you can play just for fun, pass over the boring parts quickly and explore things you missed the first time.
    4 points
  2. NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity takes off on historic 1st powered flight on another world.
    3 points
  3. This is very likely to be the heart of your problem and your non-enjoyment of Deadfire. There has been quite a lot of talk about the translations, and some of them appear to have been really, really bad. It's such a shame. A bad translation can totally ruin a book, a game, a play etc. (I have worked in book publishing for over twenty years, and translation is my speciality. This is the area that I know a lot about.) I understand you a lot better now. I have not played Deadfire in Italian, but knowing something about the overall quality of the translations, I can understand why the writing
    3 points
  4. The Soul Mind focus generation of SC Psion is better due to Power Level - but you will still have more casting downtime compared to Psion/Troubadour. The (not that much) better focus generation cannot compete with the dual resource generation. Also phrase generation doesn't stop on getting hit (or crit) which is a nice backup - and unlike chanting Soul Mind doesn't stop after invocations. I played Psion/Troubadour and it was one of the most entertaining classes I used because it was so versatile: damage, CC, debuffing, summons, healing, support - he can do it all and is also his responsi
    3 points
  5. The nice thing about psion troubador is you have infinite, constantly regenerating resources, that you can use to periodically cast cipher powers and chanter invocations. So you can just alternate between casting cipher and chanter powers. I've never played a SC psion, but I imagine it wouldn't be as versatile. Even though your focus regeneration would be a bit faster, you wouldn't have a second set of abilities to fall back on. The nice thing about chanter is that you can summon meatshields, and then cast cipher powers on them. Soul shock is particularly good since it only costs ten focus, ha
    3 points
  6. Dunno if this is useful to anyone but I figured I might as well post it here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2220432833 Any feedback is appreciated.
    2 points
  7. I don't want to inadvertantly expose kids to a pedophile horse though. Regarding reaction videos, I have no idea why people watch those beyond bad taste. This thread is different because yall aren't colossal dip****s like youtubers (almost) unfailingly are. Additionally there's dialogue between people here, which significantly changes it from YouTube dip****s.
    2 points
  8. Wedge fries are death. And I hate to admit it, but KP probably has a point - in the real world, those "bits" that have been sitting in the fryer all day are very likely to be burnt fossils instead of the idealized version Steven always gets. Give me some good shoestring fries.
    2 points
  9. Most of their employees in Belgium might be Dutch-speaking, although I assume that their work-language is English by now, with three studios over the world. Owlcat definitely have my respect for working on text-heavy crpgs with a group of mostly Russian employees ( I assume) and small budgets. I actually backed WOTC and I'm curious to see what follows.. but don't know if it's going to be my cup of tea.. I tried DOS1 and DOS2 and put them away after 1 or 2 hours. I can see how people might appreciate these titles and I am certainly looking forward to BG3, but if I compare these games to PO
    2 points
  10. SU again. Steven and Connie got real close, he found his mom's home video, and he took a test. May be more I'm forgetting.
    2 points
  11. Yes, very good. The shock damage also helps to circumvent a lot of PEN issues, too. Look at Iron/Steelclads. The modal + Enduring Dance to counter the acc loss is bonkers. Very viable setup. Also achievable so early. Once you get Borrowed Instincts you rarely need to turn the modal off even. Just go full speed all the time. Stuff like Kitchen Stove (Thunderous Report usually ascends you right away if you hit a few enemies with it) or mortars (AoE blunderbusses from Serafen) are also very good (dual damage, target reflex). Watershaper's Focus + Blast also great if you can hit multip
    2 points
  12. Ascendant/Helwalker is supergood imo. Tops SC Ascendant easily for me. Offensive phrases are great in combination with "The Champion" invocation because you can interrupt enemies via chants then. With Brisk Recitation that means interrupts in an AoE every 3 secs (on crit). Yet the best phrase to run all the times is Many Lives Pass By imo. It comes late though. I mainly used Killers Froze Stiff as invocation. Its duration can be so long on crits that you can perma-paralyze enemies. Because Cipher's Lingering Echoes (+20% affliction duration) also works with the invocations. Her R
    2 points
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  14. Yeah, kinda sad about Black Jacket, think its a nice kit. Borderline OP in Turn Based ...even moreso if you're willing to exploit some mechanics.
    2 points
  15. Yes that's fair. I've actually done my share of complete playthroughs with no or minimal cheese. I just came very late to the party in terms of all the exploits that the community discovered over time - and my jaw quite literally dropped with some of those. But I've recovered now . I know when I want to play builds "in a serious way" as you say, and I when I want to have fun discovering how much the game lets us get away with.
    2 points
  16. I was more addressing the "terrible idea" in your post, not that other class combos can do more dps (at least until they get knocked over, hehe). I don't think Crusader is a terrible at all. It may not be very exciting in most cases but def. not terrible. Especially not for beginners. I think Crusader is a good pick for a beginner if you really want to roll a Devoted multiclass. Somehow Devoted is very popular among new players (while Black Jacket es extremely unpolular). I guess most players initially dislike the idea of switching weapons but rather like to "marry" themselves to a certai
    2 points
  17. firearms result in the deaths o' tens o' thousands o' americans per year. the thing is, the mass shootings and death-by-cop incidents get all the media attention. the number of unarmed individuals of color who are killed by cops per year, on average, is in the 20s. number o' death by cop incidents total per year has remained disturbing constant since at least 2015. mass shootings average ~350ish per year, with the use o' long guns accounting for only a small fraction o' those hundreds. etc. we got a firearms problem in this country. we also have a police violence problem. unfortunat
    2 points
  18. really dumb, but I laughed:
    2 points
  19. Don't worry guys, the games you lose will eventually be on sale on GOG. Just wait a few decades...
    2 points
  20. Even if Lance is cool, ultimately I think that in Turn Based mode attacking with a weapon rather then casting is inefficient. Both actions will take the same chunk of time (round), but a spell tends to be more impactful then a single attack, even with the coolest weapon.
    2 points
  21. And that's one big turn off for me.
    2 points
  22. Not really, you do not know, how much energy the CMOS needs from battery to stay alive. It could be few years, it could be a decade or two. It still does not solve the main issue. When the battery is done, you lose access to all of your legal purchases. And in case of PS4, including your physical media.
    2 points
  23. I opted not to play the DLC of the game until both expansions were out and their steam achievements were patched in. Towards the end of Gorgon I hit the level cap without trying very hard, now there's less incentive to try out the sidequests in Eridanos for their own sake since there's no mechanical reward. In NV you were only liable to hit the Level cap of 50 provided you knocked off 95% of content in the base game and DLC. A completionist would only hit 50 after confronting Ulysses and with nothing else to do except to head into the Hoover Dam endgame. What is especially galling is
    1 point
  24. That would be the ideal...but there's probably a reason actual real life places only give you a tiny amount of them, as opposed to Steven getting entire bags/trays of them. My impression was that "the bits" at Frymans is the leftover crud that actually gets stuck in the friar itself that they would normally clean out at the end of the day, whereas at a fast food place like McDonalds, they seem more like tiny chunks of fries that get especially well cooked as a result of that size. It is a little sad that our Sailor Moon group watch is finally coming to an end. Heh: I started like a month
    1 point
  25. You are coming around to enlightenment. I prefer thin fries and hash browns to thick fries like wedges or chunky fried potatoes. The latter is too much like a baked potato with a crispy outside, which isn't too good to eat by itself or with just a sauce. They can work covered in stuff or in like a burrito (bowl), but at that point you're not really eating fries. Imagine having those sit around for at least a few hours then get fried again. That's The Bits. Oh, and in Dorohedoro the villain loves mushrooms so that was on topic. I dunno who else would want to watch Sailor
    1 point
  26. Mushrooms are disgusting. It's the texture, the only times I've had mushrooms where the texture wasn't awful has been when they've gone to lengths to disguise the mushroom by chopping them finely and incorporating them into something where you aren't likely to chew the mushroom itself. The only other thing that gets that reaction from me is mollusks, specifically octopus and squid. The Bits are potatoes that have been killed at least twice. Wedge fries are the opposite direction of The Bits.
    1 point
  27. For me that's mushrooms. People love the things, but I absolutely hate biting down on them. It's disgusting. The taste would be fine in most cases - there are some mushrooms that are better than others, of course, but it's the experience of eating them that turns me off. Ugh. Like potatoes in all variants though, even if they're just boiled in salt water and have some butter on top. Sigh. Now I'm hungry. No, that's a lie, I was hungry for a while now and it's just gotten worse. Still better than regular fries. Don't kill potatoes, fry them at least in wedge sized
    1 point
  28. it's off topic but it looks like grabbing easy xp (smth like 5k, thats what i did) in sandswept straight out of Maje is beneficial in long run on eothas challenge i've did a quick check on vods (bm/skaen for me) and Vic reacheas Ashen Maw on 1st Late Spring (lv 9) abot on 5th ( he is lv 16 which he gets around 1st Late Spring from what i can gather and giant grub is dead) mine bm/skaen on 2nd (lv 16 maybe day earlier and already killed Concelhaut) but i suspect Vic path has more potential for improvment (didn't see it all yet)
    1 point
  29. Weirdly, I started re-watching the Buck Rogers series not really thinking about the age of the show...but 40 years on, I'm still dreading season 2.
    1 point
  30. I don't know if I should be allowed to pick what video games I play anymore.
    1 point
  31. @Boeroer you're such a Shinobi of the keyboard today!
    1 point
  32. My YouTube recommendations are (until I close the Private window) just cheesy music videos for metal. At least have something to bombard the snobby metalheads in my company with But think I'll listen to this band today :
    1 point
  33. I agree with everything here. I am currently playing the Beast of Winter, and it's probably the best-written piece in these two games, all DLCs considered. (The White March might be a close second.) I just did the Endless Queries quest, and that's a damn fine piece of writing. Coming up next: the Drowned Kingdom and the Bridge Ablaze (the best!). The big problem in PoE was in pacing. The beginning was superb, but then it got slow and somewhat unclear. The city of Twin Elms was in the wrong place: once I got there, I no longer had the energy nor the interest to explore another city, I just
    1 point
  34. Well, their weapon switch is a Free Action and since you could collect a nice arsenal, with pearls like Kitchen Stove with its Thunderous Report, Whispers aoe or Run Trough attacks and several other weapons with mighty per encounter abilities, it can be very strong. Even moreso if you combine it with an Assassin and spam those special abilities under stealth (also Free Action) with +25 Accuracy, +4 Pen and +50% Crit damage (and possibly backstab). Also, you can freely switch between an offensive setup and sword & shield to be well protected before the enemies move and attack... and n
    1 point
  35. In TB a Black Jacket can switch weapon sets as a free action - which means he can attack with the most offensive weapon setup and then afterwards freely switch to the most defensive one to await the attacks of enemies.
    1 point
  36. I like the idea of a Spamming Surge but that sounds more like a Soulblade ability
    1 point
  37. Hi Yosh. Thorough as usual. Hope you enjoy playing nearly as much as prior planning. Well, might as well criticizes your builds for Deadfire a little as well ..or provide advice. 1. Psyblade: I'd probably try to fit Clear Out somewhere. Its a cool move, even if slightly situational due to targeting Fort. 2. Swashbuckler: I like the theme, but I feel you went a bit overboard with the durability aspect. That much is not needed IMO (particularly with Trickster defensive buffs). I'd ditch that heavy armor and equip something with a Deflection bonus (to boost Riposte chances)
    1 point
  38. That is indeed nice. Iirc this only works with summons that are not on auto-AI right? So for example normal skeletons will work, but skeletons from Many Lives Pass By (great phrase with Brisk Recitation for a Psion/Troubadour by the way: enemies will not come at you because you're throwing skeletons at them without even blinking) cannot be targeted. By the way: combining mass-charm with multi-summmons (e.g. Ancient Weapons + Many Lives Pass By) lets you create an army of flipped + summoned allies that can gang up on few remaining hostile enemies - which can be extremely powerful. And right
    1 point
  39. Looks like I've got quite a few options. I'll have to consider which one I'll take, but I'm leaning towards a Furyshaper/Ancient. I've played a ranger and a ranged chanter most recently so I'll make a melee character this time.
    1 point
  40. It's an RPG - you are not supposed to be able to pass 150 point checks, perhaps aside from one or two. Overall, I agree that some rebalance for DLCs would be nice.
    1 point
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