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Postby matt » 02 Oct 2017, 13:52

are you buddies still playing destiny John? we managed a trials of the nine last night but quickly got our arses handed to us.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 02 Oct 2017, 17:30

matt wrote:Source of the post are you buddies still playing destiny John? we managed a trials of the nine last night but quickly got our arses handed to us.


I don't think Andy will be as he just tags along with Ben for a bit until he's had enough, he's not played Destiny properly since House of Wolves. Ben usually likes to get the achievements done so I'd think he'll try and get the raid done before he finishes up although he found it frustrating doing Rise of Iron with LFG's.

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 06 Oct 2017, 01:51

I'm struggling a bit in Titanfall2 as the population has nosedived since Destiny 2 came out and the quality of other players has also plummeted which was ok with the stronger or more general purpose titans but it's becoming almost impossible now I'm onto the specialist titans.

I fired up Destiny 1 as two years later the exclusive Sony content has been finally released for the Xbox One. If that isn't silly enough what's even better about this deal is that it wasn't just bad for Xbox One players but also Sony players as well, their exclusive strike couldn't be the weekly nightfall, the weekly exotic vendor couldn't sell the exclusive exotics, the weekly trials map couldn't be the exclusive one etc. (well technically it all could but Bungie were too lazy to program a fall back for the Xbox platform to allow the Sony users to have their exclusives as a weekly special). On top of all that the strike is very basic and just feels like a bit of copy and paste work although not seen the exotics yet as they're random and no way I'm spending the time trying to get them.

I was going past the door to the Vault of Glass and I saw a level 23 player who was on his own and had started the raid, unsurprisingly he was just getting repeatedly mauled by the Praetoriams. I felt a bit sad that I'll probably never go through that door again either and that one of the best pieces of co-op gaming lies there in silence ever more.
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Postby matt » 10 Oct 2017, 10:13

john, I'd be up for another raid if we can get numbers up.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 10 Oct 2017, 14:36

I did manage to get a vault of glass raid done last night and while it is tempting to do a level 390 version where it's a challenge again, I was reminded of the pain of using LFG and don't want to go back there.

I think I'm done with Titanfall 2 as I've finished levelling the sniper titan and the often poor quality of random players means I don't fancy my chances of progressing with the close combat or support titans. It's difficult as the game population is dropping fast and suspect if I decided to pick it up again later there will be no-one playing. I also think I'm done with Forza Horizon 3 although got a good few hours out of it and 'finished' the main game and both DLC's, having said that it's a good game to dip in and out of. It's a shame loot boxes seemed to have infested Forza 7 in a bad way as changing your settings no longer increases your reward which has been a key part of Forza in the past and one I thought worked well, turning down the assists and similar to make the game more challenging would be worth it as you'd progress quicker. Now you have to increase your credit bonuses through 'mods' which you get through loot boxes :(
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 22 Oct 2017, 03:18

After picking up the Switch to play Stardew Valley and MK8 I felt perhaps it was a mistake given I'd played both games a ton particularly when i started up a fresh new farm in Stardew Valley and was starting from scratch and had to do everything again. Then those feelings quickly faded as I got into the game and started work on my farm. On the face of it the game looks just like Harvest Moon or even just Farmville but the simple graphics hide a surprisingly complex little game that mixes in a lot of different gameplay on top of farming element. For your farm itself you can obviously grow crops and keep animals but there's a minecraft element in harvest resources, there's fishing, there's levelling up and getting access to new items, you can make decorative items to make your farm look better, there's a sims type aspect where you interact with the villagers and maintain your relationship and there's a dungeon crawler element where you work through a series of mines to get fight enemies and get more resources.

Usually doing that is a terrible idea and the game ends up being too watered down but somehow Stardew Valley pulls it all off. It does feel like there's far too much to do and difficult to know what to do but it's best just to focus on a few activities and work on that as there's no way to fail at the game so if things go pear shaped it doesn't really matter.

Despite my last post I decided to get back into Titanfall and slogging through with my close quarters titan which I planned to get fully levelled and finish with it, he's the only titan I haven't really enjoyed as he's so weak, he doesn't seem to do that much damage and his super is also weak to the degree I don't even use it as it tended to get me killed. However on unlocking his final upgrade, he suddenly all makes sense as during his super attacks with the sword regenerate health as well as doubling the duration of the super plus there's an option to have titan kills extend the super. Essentially that means you can beat the hell out of the titans and as long as you keep doing as much damage as you're receiving you can stay alive and keep the super going, in some cases for almost the entire wave as the high speed of the titan means he can sprint over to the next group of titans, tear them to shreds and then move onto the next. In my first game I was dropped into a game halfway through and once I'd got going with the super I was actually disappointed when the Victory screen came up and it was done although amused to notice I had the highest score.

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Postby HughMull » 25 Oct 2017, 17:27

I'm playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Lootcrates. Jokes aside, the game is still fun. The combat is superb.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 18 Nov 2017, 03:43

I've just one Titan left in Titanfall 2 to get up to the 10th level on its tenth respawn so they can get some shiny black armour and weapon skin then just need to get my pilot up to re-up 10 as well so he can match. I keep looking for excuses to keep on playing although partially because the game is about finished and if I come back to it later I doubt there will be anyone left playing it.

Although Bomberman seemed a bit overpriced I gave it a go although so far I can't stand it at all and wondering whether to return it as I've a 48 hour window for return and I'm away tomorrow afternoon. The single player mode is awful and the online mode seems to be dead, it seems local multiplayer is where it's at and I guess no surprise. I should have done a bit more research before buying it.
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