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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #840 on: June 25, 2020, 10:32:40 pm »
hell yeah, fuck em up!

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #841 on: June 26, 2020, 10:10:15 am »
I wouldn't mind this character becoming Empress. That's a very long way off, if it'll ever happen, so in the meantime I have more reasonable goals in mind. The first is the captain rank. Because a) sounds cool and b) it'll allow me to buy catapults for decorating my houses with, which is important when one owns several fortress looking buildings. After that, it will be going for Major, for the trebuchet.

From there on in, it's a long grind to Legate, with the only notable ranks being Centurion (for the symbol), Prefect (for the ability to purchase Forward Camp furnishings) and then at long last Legate, which allows for getting the Legate Black dye, one of the best black dyes in the game. Legate rank requires 30 million AP, which could be enough for getting to Empress, if I switch to a less populated server and manage to capture the ring of fort surrounding the Imperial City while there.

Doing so would unlock the Empress title (until she is deposed, in which case it will be Former Empress), a special costume, a special dye and the ability to buy a replica of the Ruby Throne. Then I can retire that character to the Linchal Grand Estate as some vicious, Interregnum-era warlord.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #842 on: June 27, 2020, 04:33:04 pm »
So I have basically been out-of-my-mind obsessed with the Pathologic series by Ice-Pick Lodge. I picked up the original game on Steam for like $1.29, about a month before HBomerguy's video came out.

Imagine my feelings when I got SUPER hooked on the much-improved sequel, Pathologic 2, in the glorious year 2020. :lulz:

The games are very Russian, and center around twelve disastrous days in a village in the remote Steppe (easily understood as Russian though not explicitly stated, and the time period is likewise vague). There are three healers, a Bachelor of Medicine, a Haruspex, and a strange faith-healer girl, who all arrive on the first day in one way or another. Things are tense from the word go, as two prominent members of the community have died grisly, mysterious deaths. By Day 2, the disease is spreading.

In Pathologic 1, you could pick any of the three healers and experience the twelve days from their perspective. In Pathologic 2, they only were able to complete the Haruspex's campaign, but it's incredibly improved as a game overall.

Loss, failure, the relentless and cruel march of time, senseless and unavoidable death, avoidable deaths that are your fault, and the inability of your mortal body to keep up with the demands of the crisis (hunger, exhaustion, and infection will likely catch you before anyone else does). Rampant death and misery, and eventually a suggestion that perhaps you never had any real choices at all, despite all you've done, good or bad. Fun!



So yeah these games rule, 10/10 on the videosgame scale.

And it's on sale for less than $15 right now. https://store.steampowered.com/app/505230/Pathologic_2/

To convey why this is worth your time, please enjoy these screenshots of a Twitter bot that responds to people with random snippets of game dialogue.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #843 on: June 27, 2020, 04:41:32 pm »
Pathologic has been a favorite since the ancient times of 2007 for me. Truly incredible game.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #844 on: June 27, 2020, 04:55:14 pm »
OK, I can stop dicking around in Cyrodiil for a bit:


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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #845 on: June 27, 2020, 05:16:41 pm »
To convey why this is worth your time, please enjoy these screenshots of a Twitter bot that responds to people with random snippets of game dialogue.

"A free man, if he is truly free, is responsible for everything that happens around him"?

Sold.

I'm currently playing Darkest Dungeon (playing through the DLC, and I still plan on making a Stygian run), but I'll add "Pathologic" to my list.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #846 on: July 18, 2020, 06:48:38 pm »
Well, still not an Emperor or Empress yet, but I have committed regicide finally.


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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #847 on: July 23, 2020, 02:14:06 am »
Sometimes I get bored in ESO and stage grisly murder scenes in my houses for those who may be poking around


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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #848 on: July 23, 2020, 02:43:02 pm »
For SOME REASON, I've been replaying skyrim again.

your bedroom reminds me of my archmage quarters.

My archmage would like to be a Sorceror King, and believes that knowledge should be for wizards only. So I steal every book I can find. I dump it into a huge pile on the floor of the archmage's quarters. And the pile is also sprinkled with burning torches so it looks like it's on fire.

FUCK YER BOOKS

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #849 on: July 23, 2020, 03:22:27 pm »
The Darkest Dungeon taught me to burn scrolls immediately, and to avoid books altogether.  Knowledge brings horror. :tinfoilhat:

I finally finished my Stygian playthrough, although...I may have force-quit the game a couple times to reset an encounter that was clearly going badly.  So I guess it doesn't really count.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #850 on: July 23, 2020, 10:07:14 pm »
My archmage would like to be a Sorceror King, and believes that knowledge should be for wizards only. So I steal every book I can find. I dump it into a huge pile on the floor of the archmage's quarters. And the pile is also sprinkled with burning torches so it looks like it's on fire.

FUCK YER BOOKS

I actually do have a giant pile of books I could set on fire...give me a moment...



Housing is the true endgame in ESO. With enough in-game money and crafting resources, you can build pretty much almost anything. Military forts, bath houses, taverns and tea rooms, museums, outlaw hideouts...

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #851 on: July 23, 2020, 10:11:45 pm »
Started blasphemous, very Catholic, lot of fun
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #852 on: July 24, 2020, 02:03:43 pm »
Started blasphemous, very Catholic, lot of fun

I LOVE the art in that game

I ended up putting it down for a few weeks and then when I came back, I was lost -- but I think I'm over 75% through

definitely enjoyable if you like that style of game

and the setting they slowly reveal... it's *chef kiss*