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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #615 on: March 16, 2017, 07:17:27 pm »

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #616 on: March 18, 2017, 01:45:44 am »
Reports from the multiplayer front:

1) Pugs are just as terrible as expected.  I've played about 15 matches tonight, and been on maybe 3 good teams, possibly another two I'd class as competent.
2) Pugs love to broadcast the sound of themselves eating, or the sounds coming out of their speakers.  Thankfully, Bioware has implemented a mute option.
3) Interesting bugs so far include: losing all sound while playing a match.  You need to restart the entire game from desktop to get it back.  And apparently if you change hosts, there is a non-zero chance that the entire game will just freeze on you.

Matches are much shorter with the 7 wave system.  Some variations on old objectives make it feel a bit closer to other shooter titles, such as multiple hack objectives to capture.  Others, assassination and devices, remain as they ever were.  Shieldgating on enemies has been removed.  The Salarian Infiltrator with a Widow is still pretty powerful (this and the previous point may be connected).  Most launch maps do not seem suited for sniping however, like when ME3 was launched, I think powers may be the way to go, though I've not fully levelled up a biotic yet to see just how powerful biotic explosions can be.  The Krogan Vanguard has Nova as a power.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #617 on: March 18, 2017, 03:56:28 pm »
Reports from the multiplayer front:

1) Pugs are just as terrible as expected.  I've played about 15 matches tonight, and been on maybe 3 good teams, possibly another two I'd class as competent.
2) Pugs love to broadcast the sound of themselves eating, or the sounds coming out of their speakers.  Thankfully, Bioware has implemented a mute option.

Because I have no real idea what you are talking about, I imagined this as meaning that you are now playing with a pack of intelligent but mannerless pug dogs.

This is bringing me tremendous joy.



“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #618 on: March 18, 2017, 04:18:06 pm »
Pugs = pick up games.  Essentially, playing with random people online rather than friends.  Like, when I do play with friends, it's pretty trivial to crush any difficulty, not necessarily because we're all so awesome but because we do have a certain basic level of competence and know how to move around the map, control enemy spawns, make effective use of our equipment, communicate etc

In other words, it's no challenge.  Playing with three randoms of questionable skill, intelligence or sanity however is where heroes are forged and legends are born.

It'd probably go better in many cases if there were actual pugs on the other end.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #619 on: March 18, 2017, 10:28:55 pm »
I am going to continue believing that these random "people" are actually dogs.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #620 on: March 19, 2017, 08:47:59 pm »
That belief is preferable to the reality.  Later tonight I'll put up some gameplay from a couple of matches.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #621 on: March 19, 2017, 10:52:31 pm »
That belief is preferable to the reality.  Later tonight I'll put up some gameplay from a couple of matches.

Excellent. I hope that I am able to maintain my preferred illusion throughout watching them.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #622 on: March 19, 2017, 11:23:34 pm »
That belief is preferable to the reality.  Later tonight I'll put up some gameplay from a couple of matches.

Excellent. I hope that I am able to maintain my preferred illusion throughout watching them.

My pug used to do this shit all the time. Around half of Junkenwife's facebook updates were dog written, indecipherable and yet still more coherent than the majority of social media I've seen.

I suspect that at least 5% of internet content involves no humans. I'm basing that on there being around 20 active posters here, 1 of which is Roger so it feels about right.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #623 on: March 20, 2017, 12:33:52 am »
Alright, here you go.  Literally just uploaded, so maybe give it 10 minutes to get the 1080p resolution option.  Edit: nevermind, it's good to go.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #624 on: March 20, 2017, 04:05:37 pm »
OH GOOD I am having no trouble at all continuing to see the other players as pugs.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #625 on: March 20, 2017, 06:08:58 pm »
You should see the videos of the matches I never posted.  Like the guy who had his mic next to a fan and his speakers, ensuring all I could hear was the constant sound of the game coming back at me from 2 seconds ago, and a lot of static. 

This is why player mute is such a godsend.

And that's without going into the ME3MP matches I've had.  I've been in games where I have scored 90K by round 6, with everyone else not even scoring 10K.  90K can easily be an end of game score, and none of that was because I was great - they were just that bad.  I've revived people 15 times before round 3 is over.  I've soloed half the entire match because people died that fast and didn't bring medigel to revive.

There's a reason I said pugland was the truest test of your mettle.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #626 on: March 20, 2017, 08:12:44 pm »
You should see the videos of the matches I never posted.  Like the guy who had his mic next to a fan and his speakers, ensuring all I could hear was the constant sound of the game coming back at me from 2 seconds ago, and a lot of static.

This is why player mute is such a godsend.

And that's without going into the ME3MP matches I've had.  I've been in games where I have scored 90K by round 6, with everyone else not even scoring 10K.  90K can easily be an end of game score, and none of that was because I was great - they were just that bad.  I've revived people 15 times before round 3 is over.  I've soloed half the entire match because people died that fast and didn't bring medigel to revive.

There's a reason I said pugland was the truest test of your mettle.

 :lulz: I am loving that mental image because it's so terrible.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #627 on: March 21, 2017, 12:18:37 pm »

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #628 on: March 21, 2017, 12:30:21 pm »
Oh my god that turned out to be a real game.

I remember seeing the really catchy song trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_EWr2GJ5A

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #629 on: March 21, 2017, 07:07:09 pm »
This is how it starts.  This time next month you'll be deep into a Boku no Pico marathon session while ordering waifu pillow slips from eBay, with no end in sight.

I've immunized myself by applying steady doses of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

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