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What you will find with XII is that the "main character" isn't really the main character - more of an observer of the real heroes.
It's one of my most nostalgia-inducing games, having poured hours into it as a teenager. For me, the most enjoyable aspect was the monster-hunting quests and filling up the bestiary.

"He was already dead when I killed him!"

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Still playing a lot of Fortnite. Got my GF hooked on it too.. she plays during the day and I play at night. Mostly just the PVE save the world mode. The Battle Royale was fun at first, but we like the PVE version better. I think this will be it for a while, till Sea of Thieves, that's next on my list.

   
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Started Rise and Fall, the new civ 6 expansion. After a disaster of a start with Georgia, started a game with Zulu. (I use a random number generator to pick civs haven't played). Ran over Sparta then expanded crazily.

Now in a war with theMapuche that they started. Road blocked by terrain at first, now my war machine is in full production and it's just getting silly, as the Zulu bonuses for civ 6 are horribly one dimensional and all conquest focused.so I guess I'm just going to start stomping people.


The dark/golden age system is fairly interesting, but lends itself to min/maxing, and city loyalty is honestly kind of annoying. It encourages tight clusters, which is something beyond the grasp of their AI. Though that seems slightly improved... My current opponent has a lot more ranged units and a willingness to actually use them. But didn't build walls, at all, so... Oh well.

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Starting to hoard credits for Rainbow Six: Siege. Apparently, there's a zombie event that starts on March 6.


They'll be previewing the new Operators today.
   
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Still playing through Blood and Wine, it's a fantastic piece of DLC so far. Up there with Trespasser (Inquisition) and Dawnguard (Skyrim) in that it offers something every bit as engaging as the game itself, while being unique enough to justify not being part of the base game. The worldspace is simply breathtaking, the new mechanics interesting and the overall tone and aesthetic excellent. I can't see myself committing to another full run through of The Wild Hunt any time soon, but I may well replay B&W in standalone form at some point down the line.

Also dabbling a bit in Fortnite BR, which I am predictably mediocre at. I managed a couple of top 10 finished though (8th is my highest placing, might have gone higher but I got greedy and broke cover to take some shots I really shouldn't have), which given that I've only played about 7 rounds and there are probably grandparents out there better at shooters than I am, I'm pleased enough with!

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Still playing Assassins Creed Origins. I'm at about 40 hours and about 60% complete. Still loving the gak out of it. Glad there's some story DLC to chew on when I finish it.
   
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I actually accomplished something in Injustice 2.

And it was even on medium difficulty...

   
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 Paradigm wrote:
Still playing through Blood and Wine, it's a fantastic piece of DLC so far. Up there with Trespasser (Inquisition) and Dawnguard (Skyrim) in that it offers something every bit as engaging as the game itself, while being unique enough to justify not being part of the base game. The worldspace is simply breathtaking, the new mechanics interesting and the overall tone and aesthetic excellent. I can't see myself committing to another full run through of The Wild Hunt any time soon, but I may well replay B&W in standalone form at some point down the line.


Blood & Wine gives you what is generally considered the best silver sword in the game (Aerondight). Because the sword basically levels up with you, you can take it all the way through a New Game+, if you ever get around to it.

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One chants out between two worlds: Fire, walk with me."
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

 Kanluwen wrote:
Starting to hoard credits for Rainbow Six: Siege. Apparently, there's a zombie event that starts on March 6.


They'll be previewing the new Operators today.
Slowly doing the same, though it really depends on the weapons of the new operators whether or not it'll be worth if for me personally. Not sure who my pick will be, I usually run IQ or Frost, but both have not been selected for obvious reasons. Bit surprised that Fuze isn't part of Team Russian Genocide though, he'd be perfect for this sort of thing.

I'm miffed that it's a zombie scenario, was hoping for a coop event more grounded in the setting itself, involving the white masks, instead we've got what looks like the Killing Floor, but with corner peaking.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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 Tannhauser42 wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
Still playing through Blood and Wine, it's a fantastic piece of DLC so far. Up there with Trespasser (Inquisition) and Dawnguard (Skyrim) in that it offers something every bit as engaging as the game itself, while being unique enough to justify not being part of the base game. The worldspace is simply breathtaking, the new mechanics interesting and the overall tone and aesthetic excellent. I can't see myself committing to another full run through of The Wild Hunt any time soon, but I may well replay B&W in standalone form at some point down the line.


Blood & Wine gives you what is generally considered the best silver sword in the game (Aerondight). Because the sword basically levels up with you, you can take it all the way through a New Game+, if you ever get around to it.


Yeah, I picked that up yesterday. Annoyingly, it came up only a few hours after I'd gone and got a full set of Grandmaster Witcher gear (swords included) so it meant giving up the bonus from that, but what can you do, eh? When the Lady of the Lake gives you a glowy magic sword, you damn well use the glowy magic sword... And if Monty Python taught me anything, Geralt has at least some claim to being king now....

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 Paradigm wrote:
And if Monty Python taught me anything, Geralt has at least some claim to being king now....


But no basis for a system of government.

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Monster Hunter! Even started Twitch Streaming! Had two views so far. One viewer made the comment (edited for "G" rating): "Wow! You sure can't play this game well. I think you should <removed>! off!". The other viewer was a buddy of mine that kept heckling me the entire two hours I played. What a great friend, eh?

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What I play now is:

The Titanium Wars Mod for DOW1
It is what DOW3 should be like!
Hopefully I will be able to post some videos of this great mod soon...


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alvinstam wrote:
What I play now is:

The Titanium Wars Mod for DOW1
It is what DOW3 should be like!
Hopefully I will be able to post some videos of this great mod soon...


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Shoot. How big is the titanium mod now?!? I thought it only added titans, but this looks like it adds even more than Untimate Apocalypse!

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It adds a lot more than Titans... and everything is canon. No units created by the modders (like UA mod for example) only fluff.
Last video by GrOrc (Developer of TWM):

   
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

Played a good three hours of R6 Siege Terrorist Hunt with my brother, who much to my surprise liked it a lot and was quite good at it to boot. So yay for the free weekend. Raked in a load of renown, more than enough to allow me to comfortably deck out both Finka and Lion when they're released next month.

Only downside is him picking IQ as his attacker of choice, bit annoying as she's my go-to attacker.

Hopefully he's up for some more rounds tomorrow, see if I can boost my renown some more before it's all over again.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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Austria

 Paradigm wrote:
Still playing through Blood and Wine, it's a fantastic piece of DLC so far. Up there with Trespasser (Inquisition) and Dawnguard (Skyrim) in that it offers something every bit as engaging as the game itself, while being unique enough to justify not being part of the base game. The worldspace is simply breathtaking, the new mechanics interesting and the overall tone and aesthetic excellent. I can't see myself committing to another full run through of The Wild Hunt any time soon, but I may well replay B&W in standalone form at some point down the line.


Goodness gracious, I also just finished the whole of Witcher 3 for the third time. I REALLY have to keep it together to not start New Game+ immediately or else that game will end like Skyrim and I don't have any motivation to ever start it up again, so I absolutely feel you^^.
I am still just blown away by that amazing piece of work.
Well, time to get back to other games and be completely underwhelmed since every other game will feel rather dull compared to the Witcher 3^^

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Total Warhammer as Empire.
First time playing it.

Some things I noticed
- the load times are really long
- The AI is much better
- The fact that you can only using generals to move armies around reminds me of Heroes of Might and Magic.
- Its a lot harder. I'm getting a lot more Phyrric victories than in the earlier games.

Also, it reminds me how much I miss WHFB. I greatly prefer the old lore to Sigmar's, and the Empire was a pretty cool faction.
My gripe with 40k is that too much of the focus was on super humans, and AoS fell into the same trap. WHFB was much more interesting in that the focus is on the Empire, who are just ordinary humans fighting against Impossible odds, which is a lot more compelling and impressive.
I mean, a monster beats a monster. So what? Those are even odds. It may have been cool to watch but nothing to write home about. A human beats a monster. That's amazing. That's worth writing about.

40k is a joke. It really is, I'm not being mean; its an ott comedy in the same vein as Judge Dredd. WHFB's story was a lot more serious, which is probably why its not as meme rich. Memes tend to originate from dumb nonsense.

The irony is that had GW not torched the setting and weren't so bloody stupid in handling it (Seriously, 100 for 5 blood knights? feth off GW, no wonder sales were poor), they could have profited from the sales that TW: WH may have generated, as much like I'm sure people got into 40k from DoW (I know I did), many would have gotten into WHFB from TW WH.
I blame Kirby. Stupid, greedy Kirby.

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I agree wholeheartedly. I got into WHFB because of Tomb Kings. The sheer pathos of an entire empire, reduced to a mockery of the riches and life they knew before, fighting not for success, but out of rage at the fates that dealt them such a hand...

But you know how that ended up.

Nehekhara is coming to Total War:Warhammer, right? I think? Might have to get it to be able to witness the March of the Living Statuary again.

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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Total Warhammer as Empire.
First time playing it.

Some things I noticed
- the load times are really long


They're the only games I've bothered setting up a secondary Steam library up on my SSD for. I was at 4-5 minutes to load into a campaign and over a minute to load into a battle. I'm fairly patient but that was absurd. Now it's about 20 seconds to load into a campaign and about 5 to load into a battle.
   
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Anvildude wrote:

Nehekhara is coming to Total War:Warhammer, right? I think? Might have to get it to be able to witness the March of the Living Statuary again.

Already came (to TW2). The constructs are rather well done. Very stompy, but utterly still (no idle animations) when they aren't moving or attacking.

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Nice. Might have to pick it up, then.

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Anvildude wrote:
I agree wholeheartedly. I got into WHFB because of Tomb Kings. The sheer pathos of an entire empire, reduced to a mockery of the riches and life they knew before, fighting not for success, but out of rage at the fates that dealt them such a hand...

But you know how that ended up.

Nehekhara is coming to Total War:Warhammer, right? I think? Might have to get it to be able to witness the March of the Living Statuary again.


If they hadn't blown up the old world I probably would have gotten Empire as my second army. My first army was Lizardmen, because Aztec dinosaurs are cool (I was 14 at the time, ok )
But now I have a greater foundness of how much the odds are stacked against them. Also the steam tanks are pretty nice and the Holy Roman Empire theme is pretty cool. I mean, they even copied how the Emperor comes into power; in WHFB the Emperor is chosen by the Elector counts and has the support of the Church of Sigmar; in the HRE the King of the Romans is chosen by the princes, who is then crowned Emperor by the pope.
That's another thing I miss about WHFB; it was basically our world, with a mix of our myths, legends and history. Pretty much every faction in WHFB has a clear, recognizable historical parallel, abeit with some stuff thrown in, whereas in 40k its more of an abstract concept.
For example, you can't really call the Imperium of Man the USSR or the Third Reich, because whilst it may have some of those elements it has a bunch of other aspects that stops one from applying that parallel, whereas the Empire is clearly the Holy Roman Empire from the 16th-17th century, but with some magic and steam tech.

Tomb Kings are a 18 euro DLC for Warhammer 2. I had a look at them.
They seem pretty cool. They have a special set of mechanics because they are undead, but they don't quite play the same as the Vampire Counts. I think they don't spread corruption or something. No bone giant though.
A pity about the price though. It seems that Sega are copying the Kirby era GW approach to pricing.

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Right behind you.

 BrookM wrote:
Played a good three hours of R6 Siege Terrorist Hunt with my brother, who much to my surprise liked it a lot and was quite good at it to boot. So yay for the free weekend. Raked in a load of renown, more than enough to allow me to comfortably deck out both Finka and Lion when they're released next month.

Only downside is him picking IQ as his attacker of choice, bit annoying as she's my go-to attacker.

Hopefully he's up for some more rounds tomorrow, see if I can boost my renown some more before it's all over again.

I was a bit on the fence originally about the new operators and Year 3, but after watching the gameplay and the Outbreak reveal...yeah. I went in for the pass.

Lion is going to be a solid pick for me, I think.
   
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

I may go with either, though probably Finka, her nano-bot ability is pretty good. As is right now I'm not a big fan of the limited event roster, so I'm hoping that either of the new operators clicks with me, otherwise it'll be one hell of a slog to play through.

I am quite surprised that both new operatives are attackers though, this will probably mean that one of the later operations will feature a pair of defenders to even things out again.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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Right behind you.

 BrookM wrote:
I may go with either, though probably Finka, her nano-bot ability is pretty good. As is right now I'm not a big fan of the limited event roster, so I'm hoping that either of the new operators clicks with me, otherwise it'll be one hell of a slog to play through.

I actually thought the roster was a nice blend of attackers & defenders. Was surprised to see Lesion--hopefully he gets an event skin that has long trousers instead of tactical shorts.

I thought the 3 person team was a bit strange though. Would have figured 4 people, but I guess it's because we get to have Attackers and Defenders both?

I am quite surprised that both new operatives are attackers though, this will probably mean that one of the later operations will feature a pair of defenders to even things out again.

One of the developers during the live reveal showcasing their abilities yesterday said that Season 3(American & British) will most likely both be Defenders to balance things out.

The schedule so far:
Season 1(Chimera): Spetsnaz(Finka) and GIGN(Lion). Hereford is getting entirely reworked during Season 1 as well as the Outbreak event(March 6th to April 3rd).
Season 2(Unnamed): Italian Operators with an Italy map.
Season 3(Unnamed): American and British Operators with a reworked map. If Outbreak is a big hit, they want to bring it back again here with a different roster and map set.
Season 4(Unnamed): Moroccan Operators with a Morocco map.

Apparently the idea behind revisiting the Spetsnaz and GIGN with Outbreak/Operation Chimera was that they wanted to add a new Operator to each of the original factions that they feel has a bit too much of a 'must pick unless playing X game mode or Y map' thing. For Spetsnaz, playing Hostage automatically 'bans' Fuze from picks while Glaz gets 'banned' from picking on anything that is a bit too CQB oriented(read: 90% of the maps) and Twitch is a must have for basically any/every team.

In the same vein, they added 'softcounters' to the Defenders with some interesting bits. Finka, for example, has a downside with her nanobots in that it increases your breathing by 3x meaning that Smoke's grenades will kill you 3x faster and it increases your heartbeat by 3x meaning that Pulse can see you from further out. Echo and Lesion both can actually remove the effect with their abilities, as Echo's drone stun can 'knock out' the nanobots while Lesion's poison balances you out.

Lion's Drone has a 3 second warning before you get tagged in real time(it lasts 4 seconds) and Mute's Signal Disruptor allows for you to move with no repercussions. I'm really quite happy with these new Operators; they don't seem like they're going to become autotakes but man do they seem like they'll shake things up.
   
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

Lesion?

Here's the official list, unless he's been announced elsewhere:

The two new Operation Chimera Operators
Smoke
Ying
Buck
Kapkan
Ash
Doc
Tachanka
Glaz
And last but not least, our faithful Recruit!


Season 3 will have a Delta Force operator and a MDP(?) operative, another non-military operator.

And no need to explain the abilities, I have seen the trailers and the idiotic response from the community. Not that I'm worried, I refuse to play online.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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 -Loki- wrote:
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Total Warhammer as Empire.
First time playing it.

Some things I noticed
- the load times are really long


They're the only games I've bothered setting up a secondary Steam library up on my SSD for. I was at 4-5 minutes to load into a campaign and over a minute to load into a battle. I'm fairly patient but that was absurd. Now it's about 20 seconds to load into a campaign and about 5 to load into a battle.


Well that's just horrible programming then. If they are going to design the game in such a way that it takes ages to load on a type of disk most people have, they should have the decency to put SSD under recommended requirements.

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Right behind you.

 BrookM wrote:
Lesion?

Here's the official list, unless he's been announced elsewhere:

The two new Operation Chimera Operators
Smoke
Ying
Buck
Kapkan
Ash
Doc
Tachanka
Glaz
And last but not least, our faithful Recruit!

I could have swore I saw Lesion listed on their main website?
Season 3 will have a Delta Force operator and a MDP(?) operative, another non-military operator.

And no need to explain the abilities, I have seen the trailers and the idiotic response from the community. Not that I'm worried, I refuse to play online.


MDP is "Ministry of Defence Police".
Wikipedia wrote:The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) is a civilian police force which is part of the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence. The MDP are not Military Police and should not be confused with the Royal Military Police or any other Service Police organisation. The MDP has 2,700 police officers, based at numerous defence locations across the United Kingdom.
Although superficially similar to other UK police forces, the MDP is significantly different in role, function and accountability. The MDP's primary responsibilities are to provide armed security and to counter terrorism, as well as uniformed policing and investigative services to Ministry of Defence property, personnel, and installations throughout the United Kingdom. MDP officers are attested as constables under the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987. All MDP officers are trained to use firearms and 90% of those on duty are armed at any given time.

The force was originally formed in 1971 by the merger of three separate service constabularies: the Air Force Department Constabulary, the Army Department Constabulary, and the Admiralty Constabulary. The force, which consists of two divisions, is headquartered at MDP Wethersfield, Essex.

The force has a number of specialised departments and also provides officers for international policing secondments; including overseas and training of resident police forces in these areas. These overseas missions are carried out under the mandates of the United Nations, NATO, or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The MDP is currently undergoing significant restructuring as part of the coalition government's post 2010 austerity measures, and the Strategic Defence and Security Review. Its budget was cut from £360 million to £180 million and it is to lose 20% of its manpower and up to 50% of its stations by 2016.[1] The new, smaller force will concentrate on high end tasks such as nuclear weapons security and mobile armed policing of the defence estate.



Also yeah, I'd avoid playing online too if I could reliably gain Renown outside of it.
   
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I am aware of who the MDP are, I am not sure whether or not they are the featured unit, but it wouldn't surprise me if it's them.

Play Terrorist Hunts with someone in coop, my renown gains went from 38 to 150 or the likes just because of that.

I've tried playing online, but this game is so unfriendly towards new players, during my only match they tried to kick me twice via vote. It didn't help that they were all mute (as in, not communicating) and the map we played on was plane. FML.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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