I finally decided to take the plunge and set up a D&D night in lieu of my normal LAN parties. It is scheduled for March 15. So far I have three players coming (plus me) and am looking for two more. I doubt we will have a problem meeting the 5 player 'recommended' party.
The NDA was lifted a while back and I think many of us played it at some point. So what did you all think about it?
There's actually quite a few things that I liked. The environments are varied and well rendered, the music is great, and I think they kind of succeeded in capturing the feeling of adventure and exploration that made the series famous. The few parts that I played weren't static themeparks like Blizzard's modern offerings. I also like the character progression system, it's unique and in spirit with past games, even though there are actually classes.
As gorm mentioned on the side there, it seems that Blizz will soon be letting you straight up purchase level 90s.
According to this reddit post and here, the price is $60. Take that for what you will, but lets say its true.
My buddy and I are now in Covetors and he has a second account piloting an Orca. Pulling in ~20M isk per hour in this setup. We are upgrading to Modulated Strip Miner 2s tomorrow (yay snow day), so we will bump our numbers up to ~22M /hr. This weekend he is finishing up his Mining Foreman skills and we will start getting 3% boosts in yield and 3% reduced mining time. So we will be up to ~32M /hr by late next week. We are both scheduled to get our hulks on March 1, which will increase us to ~48M an hour. If tan can refine for us, we can up those numbers by another 10%.
I'm bad at FPS games. Ask Stigg, he has played Left 4 Dead with me. Once. I think I may have shot the wall and the floor more than any monsters and while everybody else is graceful like a gazelle jumping between obstacles I tend to faceplant and slide down. This, however, may make me try at least. I've occasionally been following this (And Titanfall) and both are starting to look very, very tasty.
Yesterday I had a mini-lan party and my friend suggested we play some Path of Exile. I was a bit hesitant, but I know that he tended to get frustrated with TF2, so we gave it a go. I did a very brief readup on it and jumped into the game.
Yes, remember that game? The new model upgrades look rather impressive and it seems they are keeping the original art style as well. That's a rather good looking upgrade. Would it make you play again, if just to see the awesomeness of Gnomes?
Alizabeth talks about the largest virtual battle ever at TheMittani.com. It is well worth a read if you are into EVE Online as it shows you the various classes of ships involved, their effective hit points, damage output and most interestingly construction time and cost. It gives you a real appreciation of how damaging the loss of those Titans were, but even super carriers and dreadnoughts have a tremendous cost.
When I last played I could just fly battleships reasonably. (Most certificates / skills at V for them) so seeing how puny they are compared to those behemoths ... it is fascinating.
It makes me wonder though why the battles are all Titan vs Titan when I'd have expected more Titan with support fleet down to Frigate level ...
Anyway. EVE. Amazing as always.
Mighty Ape now lists the Imperial Collectors Edition. It includes:
Exclusive Collection of Digital Content:
Not a bad list of content, although I can't say I'm particularly impressed by the idea of Imperial being available only to CE owners. I would prefer it if they released that either as DLC, Expansion Pack or made it available to everyone. It seems a bit too over the top for a CE. Of course, I'll probably end up buying a CE and not using it ... but still!
The EVE Community site has just released the details. Copied in below, but you can see it all with pretty graphs here.
· 21 hours of total fighting
· 7,548 characters involved in killmails
· 717 unique player Corporations
· 55 unique player Alliances
· 75 Titans destroyed
· 13 Supercarriers destroyed
· 370 Dreadnaughts destroyed
· 123 Carriers destroyed
· 11,000,000,000,000 ISK lost
Rumoured to be around $300,000 to $330,000 if converted to PLEX!
It is so epic CCP is erecting a monument in honour of the battle in the system.
It is slow paced (Translated to Glacial) but you can see the detail and intricacy of the battle very well. Play it in 1080p for maximum effect.