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Hiro Protagonist II

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  1. Well in that case I tip my hat to your exquisite memory, good sir. No wonder you don't need any in-game helpers. I do have a decent memory but it is far from exquisite. I believe this is more a question of playing style and general mentality. It goes something like this. There is an underlying mechanism that is pretty much reducible to mathematics. In other words, there are certain constants and then there are variables affecting them. This stuff is better kept as much under the hood as possible, simply because it's more fun that way. The main exception that always happens is in a PnP battle: if an encounter against a single enemy lasts for a number of rounds, it is inevitable that the enemy AC gets mapped out. First, we find that 23 is not enough to hit. Then we find that 27 is. Eventually we find out that the AC is 25. And of course we make assumptions and observations: if a fiery-looking salamanderish creature attacks us, we are not likely to rely on fire, and if we have cold available, we will use it. But writing stats down and making lists of them sounds like turning a PnP session into a lesson in math, statistics and accounting. Fair enough, if that's what you like, but I don't see any attraction in that. I've never heard of a DM allowing players to write down stats of enemies they encounter. As a player, I wouldn't even entertain the possibility. It would never occur to us to do that. And even if one of the players suggested it, our DM wouldn't allow it. As players, we're too busy roleplaying our characters and being involved in the story than to put on our statistician hat. It comes across as metagaming and something my or other players characters wouldn't do.
  2. Too hard for a lot of people. They go off the main quest and encounter something that's too difficult. Similar to Baldur's Gate. Go off the main quest and you might find yourself encountering a basilisk, get turned to stone and then complain on Steam that the difficulty is too hard and all over the place.
  3. This has exceeded my expectations and glad I backed this. Having a lot of fun playing D&D again. This is the game I've been waiting so many years for,
  4. This looks like the game I was expecting with PoE which I found disappointing. I'm liking what I see even though I've never played or don't know anything about the pathfinder universe.
  5. Some games series I've never played and will never play. Arma Assassin's Creed Dark Souls Dragon Age 2 and DA:I (DA:O is the exception to this series but never bought DA:2 or DA:I) Grand Theft Auto Mass Effect Sid Meier's Civilization The Sims Tom Clancy's <insert game title> Tyranny Train or Truck Simulators Not because they're good or bad. Mainly because I spend most of my time on games I've already bought over the years that I've enjoyed or never played and see no need to buy more games. There are some very rare exceptions with buying new games but I probably by one game a year now. I see no reason in having hundreds of games I've never played only to buy more games that I will never play regardless of price. That's just throwing money away. I prefer to play games I already own.
  6. So they've gone the Star Citizen route. They couldn't get funding on KS, so they're conning convincing people to donate money with them directly. It was always doomed to fail from the start and only the true believers will pour money into this, a la Star Citizen.
  7. The only money I'm giving out to is Beautiful Desolation. The more I read about it, the more I want to play this. I also saw this from the Codex from Christopher Bischoff http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/beautiful-desolation-from-the-makers-of-stasis-kickstarter-now-live.110743/page-7#post-4936716.
  8. I've stopped looking at games through crowdfunding but couldn't pass up Beautiful Desolation. This looks great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f5RFXfLSZ8
  9. From the guys who did STASIS. BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION KICKSTARTER LAUNCHING 24 JANUARY! Sign up at www.desolationgame.com for the launch notification! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX3im12d3k8 Also don't forget to wishlist CAYNE - releasing for FREE on the same day! http://store.steampowered.com/app/532840/
  10. I'm the opposite. I spend time finishing games to the point of being a completionist and trying to get every achievement if the game has them, before going onto another game. It's probably why I don't have many games on Steam. I can't even fathom how some people have hundreds of games and not even play them. I find it also saves me a lot of money.
  11. They already had well over a million before the campaign went live.
  12. As an investor myself, two things I look at is 1) making money and 2) tax minimisation. I honestly don't see how I'm minimising tax and no idea how much money I will make. It's not a good investment for me which is why I have no inclination to look into it any further. At least with something like property, I can be cash flow positive with a property, negative gear at the same time, pay no tax from the property and reduce my work income tax from the property. The reduced work income tax from my job also gives me more money. Thus earning more money from my job due to a lower income tax rate due to having a 'paper loss' through my properties even though I'm cash positive with those properties, and paying no tax on my property income at all. All perfectly legal for me. I see no tax benefit with fig and the income is all up in the air.
  13. I registered for fig (under a username/email address I hardly use) just to see what the whole W3 thing is all about. It's ready to go live in 5 days time and everything is up already. Pledge tiers, etc. The investor thing is a little diabolical imo. I won't be taking part in it but can see a lot of people jumping in because 'investor'.
  14. Also, the new game from the Stasis creators has been announced. This time, they're going post-apocalyptic. http://www.desolationgame.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IkbdiJCrwo
  15. The prequel to Stasis is drawing near. New game trailer released. CAYNE will be absolutely free to download and enjoy. It is a freestanding chapter, so you won't need STASIS to play CAYNE. It will be available on STEAM and directly from the developers site. http://www.playcayne.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f99QQf4l_w
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