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Warped Arch Heretic of Chaos





 flamingkillamajig wrote:
@a town called malus: Yeah but it's Italy which was basically the laughing stock of the entire axis faction in ww2. I don't know how HoI4 works but if it's anything like real life Italian nationalism probably died due to sheer embarrassment trying to wipe away the shame of their past. Seriously I'd white wash my history of success in the war too if i came across as such an embarrassing failure.

I'm not trying to say this as an insult to Italy. Honestly I kinda feel bad for em. It's like watching that wargamer that always loses getting so distraught at always losing that you just want to play them and lose to them on purpose just to make them feel better.


Italy is a bit of a laughing stock in HOIV but moreso because paradox completely shafted them with their old focus tree, like the UDSSR which however will get a really nice one looking soonish.

also the common perception of italy being a laughing stock in ww2 is underselling the performance of the italians quite a bit on many occaisions.
the problem for italy in WW2 was twofold:
1 Insuficcent industrial capacity. The italian heavy industry is mostly and was mostly located in the north and produced outstanding artillery and even some really great guns. Some really outstanding planes aswell.
However comparatively to other nations it's overall output was small and the country still heavily dominated by agriculture. Further Italy, unlike germany, had also to maintain a sizeable "modern" navy which it couldn't ignore and an airforce aswell as a expanding military. Which basically means that regardless of what ingenious design they come up with the numbers will always be too small to make a significant dent.

Nr2: Italy had political and army leadership incompetence galore. Ambitious but completely overestimating their strength. Which negated basically all efforts of the average italian soldier. Further the political leadership constantly interfered with the italian army, which lead f.e. to Italian divisons being binary (2 regiments) compared to the "normal" three , which politically inflated the numbers of divisions , in realty weakened the organisation of forces immensly, which lead in 1940 to the attachmant of two MSVN (party soldiers) to all divisions which basically restored full triangular divisions again.


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Back to Mordhau, because of Patchie.

Summary, i like the patch, it could've been bigger, there's still the far eastern update missing and i still want a matchlock musket but i can't have anything.

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pontiac, michigan; usa

I got bored and started playing gears tactics again. It just surprises me how promising the early and mid game seems to be but I've always remembered the late game side mission spam is such trash. It's so sad to see such promise go to waste. They seem to be updating the game and adding some small content without it being paid dlc which is honestly shocking these days. I guess we'll see if it's worthwhile.

I never beat the game on 2nd hardest but I'm trying on hardest now and man it feels like some of the missions are hard in just the early game. Maybe that'll change when I get better equipment and character skills. I guess we'll find out.

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I started Diablo 2 LoD back up after I saw a commercial for the new version coming out in two weeks. It kinda sucks they are doing away with direct connection games, or private lobbies, but oh well, now I just need 4 more levels for my Javason and she will be boss mode!
   
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Finished Psychonaughts 2. It's sitting up there as one of the very best I've ever played. Adored every single minute of it. My only real complaint is that Rhombus of Ruin is a little more crucial to the plot than it probably should be given its relatively niche nature. Nothing that gets in the way of enjoying all the game has to offer, but enough to leave a kind of "when did that happen?" feeling a couple times in the plot.

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FezzikDaBullgryn wrote:
I started Diablo 2 LoD back up after I saw a commercial for the new version coming out in two weeks. It kinda sucks they are doing away with direct connection games, or private lobbies, but oh well, now I just need 4 more levels for my Javason and she will be boss mode!
I still have an older version of it installed - skipped the final revision as Blizzard seemed intent on pushing people to online play with double-immune enemies and a fair gulf between solo and ladder item availability.

It'll be interesting to see where they go with encouraging multiplayer with the updated.
   
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A.T. wrote:
FezzikDaBullgryn wrote:
I started Diablo 2 LoD back up after I saw a commercial for the new version coming out in two weeks. It kinda sucks they are doing away with direct connection games, or private lobbies, but oh well, now I just need 4 more levels for my Javason and she will be boss mode!
I still have an older version of it installed - skipped the final revision as Blizzard seemed intent on pushing people to online play with double-immune enemies and a fair gulf between solo and ladder item availability.

It'll be interesting to see where they go with encouraging multiplayer with the updated.


I I just learned that the new version, which was originally billed as an "graphical update" is now like 7 gigs and needs a high end computer to run. Guess it's back to classic for me. I am so sick of activision Blizzard's callous disregard for player satisfaction. This is the literal email I recieved back from Tech Support. Notice the spelling and grammar errors.

Spoiler:
Hail and well met!

This is Game Master Sylcraes, and I noticed you were reaching out about Diablo 2 Resurected.

It is not possible in any way to move characters from Diablo 2 to Diablo 2 Resurrected. This is not factual. It says in their own press release you can transfer SP character filesThat is not something that Customer Support will assist with at all.

As long as the account own Diablo 2, it can play Diablo 2. Purchasing Diablo 2 Resurrect does not take away access to Diablo 2 Classic.

I understand this wasn't the response you were hoping to receive today, however I think you for understanding and wish you a wonderful day going forward.

Click here to review and resolve your ticket. If you continue to experience issues, you can respond to your ticket with additional information.

If you do not resolve the ticket or provide an additional response within one week, we will resolve the ticket automatically and you'll receive a final update via email.
   
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FezzikDaBullgryn wrote:
I I just learned that the new version, which was originally billed as an "graphical update" is now like 7 gigs and needs a high end computer to run.
I never understand how these places can fail to get a spellchecker set up, especially with so many of these systems running in a web browser.


FezzikDaBullgryn wrote:
I I just learned that the new version, which was originally billed as an "graphical update" is now like 7 gigs and needs a high end computer to run
30GB of hard drive space by the looks of it, which presumably includes all the cinematics in high resolution and space required to install any 3rd party engine/directx/etc.
Minimum specs of a ten year old graphics card and similar vintage of entry level processor - pretty much the minimum specs for running something like unreal engine 4 in windows 10. I doubt anything else released this decade will list lower specs so they aren't unreasonable for a complete 3d remake of the game.

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Well, I finally managed to snag a PlayStation 5.

Hopefully it’ll arrive by the weekend, and I can spend some time playing Spider-Man Miles Morales!

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Messed around with the free Stellaris update a bit. Feels pretty samey. Some good traits for plant species, I guess.


Clone army origin is... weird. Pop builds fast, but you're limited to just a few planets due to the hard cap on the number of 'ancient clone vats' you can build (You can have 5 of them, each of which allows for 20 pops, which limits your population to 100 total). At that point, you really need other species in your empire, and keep your clones as rulers and specialists (they get big resource output benefits as non-workers). Going into it blind is rather bad, some of this isn't apparent at first until you start digging into it.

You can stop being clones (which seems counterintuitive to me, why you'd choose the background, then?) or you can double down on the bonuses but lock yourself out of any other sort of genetic modification, which is a huge cost.

But fanatic militarist+distinguished admirality+ascended clone army admiral gives a ship fire rate of +65%

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Anyway, after I retired stellaris for the day, I finally gave into the urge to delve into the hell that is Dwarf Fortress. Its taking a bit to remember how to dorf (just changing z-levels required checking google, because shift+< or > isn't intuitive to me).

Got far enough to get a decent start to the fortress basics, though I'm not sure on food stocks (dwarves are not gathering plants) and I need to recover the pick (and body) of one of my miners that I accidentally collapse the roof of my entrance hall on when trying to make the trade depot accessible.

Also the dwarves need to install the fortress gate, as the door isn't enough for a determined siege.

First migrant wave was half children of course, so that won't help the food situation any...


I also remembered why I had been waiting for the Steam version. When I created a world, and started a new embark, it immediately crashed.
So this was actually my second attempt (happily didn't lose the world creation, by virtue of that being a separate step.

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Started replaying the new and updated Quake, and MAN have I lost the SKILLZ man. I was getting owned on normal, when I was 15 I used to beat the game on hard. The new Machine levels are no joke either. I mean those are INTENSE.
   
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A Protoss colony world

Recently went back to playing Transport Fever. I'd love to pick up Transport Fever 2, but I'm pretty sure it won't even run on my "antique" computer (my CPU is pretty much obsolete these days; it just plumb lacks the horsepower I need to run most recent games).

My armies (re-counted and updated on 9/25/20, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~16000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~3800
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Officio Assassinorum: ~600 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~1900
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Recently got a Nintendo switch with a few games. Among them is Zelda breath of the wild. About 10 hours in and it’s the most fun gaming experience I’ve had in years. Really enjoying it.

His pattern of returning alive after being declared dead occurred often enough during Cain's career that the Munitorum made a special ruling that Ciaphas Cain is to never be considered dead, despite evidence to the contrary. 
   
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Just finished life is strange: true colours.

The original game was extraordinary. Literally the greatest game I've personally played.


True colours probably matched it. Wonderfully put together.

greatest band in the universe: machine supremacy

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Pustulating Plague Priest






Yakuza, the serious crime drama.

Though the crime part is temporarily on hold due to having spent the past hour on a side activity where you race model cars.

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 SkavenLord wrote:
Yakuza, the serious crime drama.

Though the crime part is temporarily on hold due to having spent the past hour on a side activity where you race model cars.


Is that Zero?

The bulk of my time in that game went into running a hostess club.

It is a fun game. And there's an absurd amount of side activities to do.

I got the remastered original game on PSN a while back, but haven't done anything with it. I likely will one day... when I finally get back to finishing the main plot in Zero.
   
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Eumerin wrote:
 SkavenLord wrote:
Yakuza, the serious crime drama.

Though the crime part is temporarily on hold due to having spent the past hour on a side activity where you race model cars.


Is that Zero?

The bulk of my time in that game went into running a hostess club.

It is a fun game. And there's an absurd amount of side activities to do.

I got the remastered original game on PSN a while back, but haven't done anything with it. I likely will one day... when I finally get back to finishing the main plot in Zero.


Kiwami for now. Heard Zero is considered one of the better ones, so that one is definitely on the list later on.

You’re right though. The amount of side activities available is kind of shocking, and it’s nice to see them fleshed out the way they are. I also love how you get this serious crime drama that sometimes takes a stroll into clowntown once anything side-related comes up.

Heard rumors about the hostess club too, presumably that it is quite a rabbit hole as you put it. Is that exclusive the Zero, or is it in any of the other ones?

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 SkavenLord wrote:

Heard rumors about the hostess club too, presumably that it is quite a rabbit hole as you put it. Is that exclusive the Zero, or is it in any of the other ones?


I haven't played the others, so I don't know. I found the mini-game involved in running the club (you have to match customer interests to hostesses, while also not overworking the ladies) to be a decent amount of fun.

Oh, and Majima's the one running it. That's right, big scary super aggressive Majima is running a hostess club filled with cute hostesses (well, most of them are cute). You spend the game jumping back and forth between Kiryu and Majima, and Majima's big money-making side quest thing is running the hostess club.

Kiryu's involved in the real-estate management business, instead. It's not nearly as much fun, and involves a lot of waiting around.



I haven't played any of the other games, so I don't know whether any of the others have a hostess club.


Edit - I played the demo for a Fist of the North Star game that came out a few years ago, and iirc there was a hostess club there that Ken could manage (but only in the full game; it wasn't accessible in the demo). IIRC, that game was by the same group that makes the Yakuza games. So the hostess club might be a recurring thing.

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Our internet is down. I had FF15 downloaded apparently. Never played it. My wife watched some YouTuber play through everything.

So I booted it up. She heard the theme start playing and shouts "ARE YOU READY FOR PAIN?" from the other room. I only made it through the tutorial before I had to go to bed. I will report on the pain later I guess.
   
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So , now that my life has calmed down again, i am back at learning stellaris.

this time i went and created a marauder species and am attempting to learn how to use slavery correctly. Also Habitats.

I have only a superficial understanding of what i am doing but i am having fun altough this time i think the AI doesn't have... or atleast that plantspecies next to me, which incidentally always attacks me to enforce its ideology on me, which ends with me having more and more plant slaves.

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 Daedalus81 wrote:

In the 41st millennium there is only overpriced hamberders.

 
   
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pontiac, michigan; usa

@Not_Online: Been following a V tuber that plays hearts of iron 4 sometimes and barotrauma as well as Arma 3 i think.

Anyway during her HoI Iv game she asked for nukes from some dude like a delivery service and i joked in chat that it was like an Uber Eats deliver service and it was a bit silly.

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I'm not sure if Hearts of Iron 4 is my thing. I was doing a lot of Total War: warhammer 2 but my friend has basically been occupied with work for a while.

I played Gears Tactics again out of nowhere as well as some barotrauma. I was doing decently with Beastmen in TWW2 but kinda got bored of that. I just can't seem to stick with any faction but skaven. I suppose i could try out empire again. The imperial guard spammed superior firepower route always does put a smile on my face.

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Trying out Civ5 Beyond Earth.

 
   
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 flamingkillamajig wrote:
@Not_Online: Been following a V tuber that plays hearts of iron 4 sometimes and barotrauma as well as Arma 3 i think.

Anyway during her HoI Iv game she asked for nukes from some dude like a delivery service and i joked in chat that it was like an Uber Eats deliver service and it was a bit silly.

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I'm not sure if Hearts of Iron 4 is my thing. I was doing a lot of Total War: warhammer 2 but my friend has basically been occupied with work for a while.

I played Gears Tactics again out of nowhere as well as some barotrauma. I was doing decently with Beastmen in TWW2 but kinda got bored of that. I just can't seem to stick with any faction but skaven. I suppose i could try out empire again. The imperial guard spammed superior firepower route always does put a smile on my face.


Hol’ up. VTuber? Hearts of Iron? Didn’t think those two would end up crossing roads at some point. I’m gonna have to look that one up to see what kind of shenanigans come out of that.

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I am about 124 turns into an Azhag the Slaughterer(Warhams 2) campaign and I'm weirdly all in on conquering the world. Once these campaigns get grindy, I sort of lose interest, but I'm having a blast.

I have 90% of the Worlds Edge Mountains, Badlands and started working into The Vaults. Most major factions are at full power, with The Empire/few Elector Counts and Bretonnia in control of pretty much all of their areas, Naggarond and Ulthuan at war but both with sizeable empires. Once I take out Clan Angrund (on the backfoot, but none of their many allies have declared war on me yet) I'll strike at either Bretonnia or The Empire entirely, maybe both if Settra behaves himself and the first Chaos invasion doesn't get out of control. Or just take out the Tomb Kings and have the South and East all to myself.

I think this is the first time I've given Azhag a proper try, and having those regions east of the Worlds Edge Mountains really expands his options. Though I wish his Crown of Sorcery allowed more spells from the Vampire Lore. After work I'm gonna check if they got a mod to give him more Nagash-y spells. Would be cool if he could Raise Dead, kind of worthless late game, but it would be a neat visual.

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 SkavenLord wrote:
 flamingkillamajig wrote:
@Not_Online: Been following a V tuber that plays hearts of iron 4 sometimes and barotrauma as well as Arma 3 i think.

Anyway during her HoI Iv game she asked for nukes from some dude like a delivery service and i joked in chat that it was like an Uber Eats deliver service and it was a bit silly.

---------

I'm not sure if Hearts of Iron 4 is my thing. I was doing a lot of Total War: warhammer 2 but my friend has basically been occupied with work for a while.

I played Gears Tactics again out of nowhere as well as some barotrauma. I was doing decently with Beastmen in TWW2 but kinda got bored of that. I just can't seem to stick with any faction but skaven. I suppose i could try out empire again. The imperial guard spammed superior firepower route always does put a smile on my face.


Hol’ up. VTuber? Hearts of Iron? Didn’t think those two would end up crossing roads at some point. I’m gonna have to look that one up to see what kind of shenanigans come out of that.


Gonna save you some time and post her Twitch Page and yes she is a tomboy waifu.

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 flamingkillamajig wrote:
 SkavenLord wrote:
 flamingkillamajig wrote:
@Not_Online: Been following a V tuber that plays hearts of iron 4 sometimes and barotrauma as well as Arma 3 i think.

Anyway during her HoI Iv game she asked for nukes from some dude like a delivery service and i joked in chat that it was like an Uber Eats deliver service and it was a bit silly.

---------

I'm not sure if Hearts of Iron 4 is my thing. I was doing a lot of Total War: warhammer 2 but my friend has basically been occupied with work for a while.

I played Gears Tactics again out of nowhere as well as some barotrauma. I was doing decently with Beastmen in TWW2 but kinda got bored of that. I just can't seem to stick with any faction but skaven. I suppose i could try out empire again. The imperial guard spammed superior firepower route always does put a smile on my face.


Hol’ up. VTuber? Hearts of Iron? Didn’t think those two would end up crossing roads at some point. I’m gonna have to look that one up to see what kind of shenanigans come out of that.


Gonna save you some time and post her Twitch Page and yes she is a tomboy waifu.

https://www.twitch.tv/whiskey_project


Thanks! The only VTuber I know about is that shark person. Does this one archive their streams often?

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@skavenlord: I think you can find em pretty easily.

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Was getting engrumpled at Total Warhammer that came as a freeby a few WD back

Gave Talisman a go, remembered why I've always hated it, its the monopoly of nerd circles

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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
Was getting engrumpled at Total Warhammer that came as a freeby a few WD back

Gave Talisman a go, remembered why I've always hated it, its the monopoly of nerd circles


Doesn’t help that the AI seems to keep drawing all the good cards.

It is kind of fun watching them waste a lucky passage in the second layer by reversing course back through the sentinel. A few turns later, they come back and find themselves horribly outmatched.

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Played some more total war warhammer 2 (I'm ikit skaven and my co op partner is settra tomb kings). I think we are doing alright. I've almost finished making a 4th fighting army with my 5 slave armies giving lots of food.

My ally is starting to fight greenskins alone and has some significant trouble with them now. Sadly I'm way out of position to help him and he told me to back off earlier and go to the north so I'm REALLY out of position to help him now esp. since I'm in the mountains. I'm skaven so i have the underway i can travel through but even still it'll take a while.

He told me I would be better off destroying greenskins infrastructure and economy in the north and considering how long itd take me to divert my attention I'll probably have to follow through with his plan regardless. I just hope he can somehow fight the enemy off now.

Honestly I could've helped him more if he merely allowed me to grab some desert territories but once again he was super annoyed at the idea of me having anything in the south even if it was a province that included just one desert tile and I left the desert area alone.

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