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#34231 Reds303  

Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:19 AM

You guys are just too lazy.  It just takes a some consolebro level shenanigans to come out on top.  Here's my story:

1. Threaten to pause for $2 discount.

2. Pay $10 for bundle.

3. Trade Frostpunk, Pathfinder, and Cryofall for 7 TF2 keys.

4. Sell 7 TF2 keys for $15 Steam Wallet

5. Buy American Truck Simulator Washington and Oregon bundle.

6. Profit

7. Still claimed 7 games from Humble choice including Okami, Project Warlord, and Warstone TD (my main wants).

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#34232 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   257 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2020 - 07:51 AM

Kudos to you, but I just went through the whole pause process (all 17 pages of it)  without getting that offer. Looks like I waited too long.

 

I guess I'll just have to find another way to pick up a bunch of games that I'll never play.

Same, paused and no discount. You can unpause and still get it for another two weeks or so.



#34233 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   720 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2020 - 01:18 PM

I got offered a $2 discount but unlike the other times I've gotten it, instead of applying to this bundle, it was a $2 discount off "future subscriptions" to Choice. I doubt I'll ever benefit from it.



#34234 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   5744 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2020 - 12:09 AM

Skipping again.  Already have Frostpunk and Book of Demons.  Rest is meh.  They need a $5 tier to allow you to pick some of the dregs/lesser titles.

Yeah no doubt. I was looking for two to skip and quickly realized I'd like to skip a lot more



#34235 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5008 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2020 - 01:07 AM

Frostpunk? More like Frotspunk, amirite? Eh? Ehhh?

#34236 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1235 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:19 PM

Just tried Frostpunk on Gamepass and it just stressed me the **** out. Look if I need that kind of stress I'll just spend time with my kid. Glad I skipped this bundle.

#34237 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8713 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:35 PM

I will say the 20% Discount is really nice since it works on some preorders. Paid $24 for that Megaman Zero/ZX Collection which I was buying either way but $6 off basically paid for half of this month's bundle for me. Even though not thrilled by it, but eh might find a gem or two in there.



#34238 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1742 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

realbigexplosion

Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:04 PM

Humble Digital Tabletop Bundle 2

 

Pretty meh.  Might pick up the BTA tier if it tanks, but probably not.



#34239 TheLongshot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2468 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

TheLongshot

Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:10 PM

Dollar for me, since I have Terraforming Mars and Armello

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#34240 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:16 PM

I have none of those so I might go for the BTA tier ($4.42 is the lowest I have).



#34241 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4823 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:18 PM

It's bricking faster than my beautiful wall!

 

EDIT: Wait no! It's unbricking, like strong winds also unbricking my beautiful wall! SAD!



#34242 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9979 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:39 PM

Terraforming Mars I may BTA for. I'm not sure how actives online on Goblin's Inc. is, but the game is a decent though not amazing game. I played it for about 3 or 4 days addictively on release and haven't touched it much since. It's decent and fun though games do start feeling very samey after a while. Forgot to say Slay the Spire is amazing if you missed it in the Humble monthly. One of my most played games on Steam and now for the Switch (though I'm not going to play again till the 4th character is added there).



#34243 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   257 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:57 PM

Some decent games in there. Terraforming Mars and For The King look good. If you don't already have Slay the Spire and like card games its absolutely worth $10.



#34244 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10956 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:54 PM

Decent enough BTA for me.

 

Edit: Just checked, first BTA tier I've bought since October 2017.



#34245 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11113 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:09 PM

Humble sent me an offer for a month of Humble Choice for $9 but the only game that half-interests me is Pathfinder Kingmaker.  I own Frostpunk from the Amazon "glitch" and don't recognize most of the other titles.

 

I guess the secret is to not buy a Humble Monthly for a couple years and eventually they'll send you a $10.99 off coupon.  #Lifehacks



#34246 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5008 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:32 PM

Humble sent me an offer for a month of Humble Choice for $9 but the only game that half-interests me is Pathfinder Kingmaker. I own Frostpunk from the Amazon "glitch" and don't recognize most of the other titles.

I guess the secret is to not buy a Humble Monthly for a couple years and eventually they'll send you a $10.99 off coupon. #Lifehacks


I didn’t buy a Humble Monthly for the entire duration of the program until the last one before Humble Choice, and I only got a lousy $3 off coupon.

#34247 SecurityGuruGuy   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

SecurityGuruGuy

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:32 PM

Humble sent me an offer for a month of Humble Choice for $9 but the only game that half-interests me is Pathfinder Kingmaker.  I own Frostpunk from the Amazon "glitch" and don't recognize most of the other titles.

 

I guess the secret is to not buy a Humble Monthly for a couple years and eventually they'll send you a $10.99 off coupon.  #Lifehacks

I'm sorry...."amazon glitch"?  Do tell...



#34248 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11113 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:40 PM

Wasn't truly a glitch, some unauthorized third party was selling bootleg copies of Frostpunk and Surviving Mars for a couple bucks each. Amazon shut then down later and the publisher gave the affected customers legitimate keys for the games. Net result was still $2 copies of the games.

#34249 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5675 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 19 February 2020 - 10:12 PM

I don't remember the publisher giving away legitimate keys. All I got was an auto-refund from Amazon.

#34250 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2020 - 10:41 PM

So Amazon gave auto refunds and, if you contacted the publisher directly, they were willing to give out legit keys. Here is the text of what they sent to me back then:

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So in the end, it was better than a $2 copy; it was zero dollars.


#34251 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10956 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:04 AM

Yep, you had to contact the devs and show them your Amazon receipt of purchase.  Free Frostpunk!



#34252 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   720 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:41 AM

Nice, free games. That will help us learn to "be safe in the future". 



#34253 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11113 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:52 AM

Nice, free games. That will help us learn to "be safe in the future". 

 

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#34254 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 February 2020 - 02:14 AM

Tony would be very disappointed in all of you.



#34255 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11322 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 20 February 2020 - 04:44 AM

Thankfully, Josh being a constant disappointment before just disappearing one night takes most of the sting out of that. 



#34256 Josh1billion   Josh x1,000,000,000 CAGiversary!   2206 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Josh1billion

Posted 20 February 2020 - 05:10 AM

Thankfully, Josh being a constant disappointment before just disappearing one night takes most of the sting out of that. 

hey now



#34257 07ron  

Posted 05 March 2020 - 10:06 PM

Anyone know if these Zenva courses from the Learn to Code Bundle are worthy?



#34258 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14886 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2020 - 11:47 PM

Anyone know if these Zenva courses from the Learn to Code Bundle are worthy?

 

My take is that there are better resources out there for people new to programming.

 

The $1 contents have "bite-sized" courses. They are probably just the basics, and I'm not sure who needs basic HTML and CSS design courses in 2020. Wordpress-style sites have enough of a tutorial to make you proficient, and to be honest those languages are very easy to learn. Most pages aren't even strictly HTML anymore, either. Python would be good, but like the description says, there are many flavors of Python and I highly doubt the "bite-sized" introduces them all. Both Unity and Android Studio have free tutorials, Unity even includes them in their launcher. BUT $1 is very cheap, so there's hardly any investment for you or for them.

 

I wouldn't just get the BTA. Not enough pertinent content. If you do want a higher tier, splurge the extra $8 for the highest one.

 

The $25 tier seems okay, it at least includes stack building courses. Python courses are the standout to me, as someone who got into the field through data science. There's always openings for data science, and Python can serve as entry points into development, analysis, or AI programming. Highly emergent technology. The novelty programming courses might be useful to people who want to release games built in those respective styles, but keep in mind that more than half of all successful applications involve ingenuity. It's not enough to replicate another game, unless you make a conscious effort to learn the CONCEPTS and apply them elsewhere. It's like how Rocksmith will teach you chord memorization, but not music theory.

 

I use Pluralsight for most of my learning. Anyone can create a MOOC and sell it these days, but I find that Pluralsight has high quality curated content. You can find 1/3/6 month trial links online, and I think they have a student program. It only costs $35 per month for unlimited training, anyway. Udemy is also good, but it's at the other end of the spectrum; everyone publishes on it for passive income, making it competitive and resulting in some really good content.

 

So yeah, the $25 tier includes a wide range of basic concepts for interested programmers. Can't speak to the quality of Zenva's products.



#34259 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1784 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 12:42 AM

I use Pluralsight for most of my learning. Anyone can create a MOOC and sell it these days, but I find that Pluralsight has high quality curated content. You can find 1/3/6 month trial links online, and I think they have a student program. It only costs $35 per month for unlimited training, anyway. Udemy is also good, but it's at the other end of the spectrum; everyone publishes on it for passive income, making it competitive and resulting in some really good content.

 

So yeah, the $25 tier includes a wide range of basic concepts for interested programmers. Can't speak to the quality of Zenva's products.

A +1 for pluralsight, thats the site all of our corporate sponsored training runs through and usually has legit and verified teachers who are experts (though that being said the longest course I took for my higher level security training was utterly useless bullshit, do not take the 6hr long pen testing course, the rest were good though).

 

I havent looked at zenva's stuff but Id assume you're probably right in what you said. There are also probably enough free resources out there that Im not sure how useful places like this are anyway, the best training for programming in general is just thinking up some small project you want to do and hop in, unless you are really really starting from the ground floor with no concepts what so ever, in which case maybe they would be useful but I dont know how well these places teach the actual basic concepts

 

Then again maybe Im way off and no one learns the basics anymore and its all frameworks and videos all the way down and Im just out of touch, but that can also greatly limit you in the future



#34260 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14886 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 05:17 AM

A +1 for pluralsight, thats the site all of our corporate sponsored training runs through and usually has legit and verified teachers who are experts (though that being said the longest course I took for my higher level security training was utterly useless bullshit, do not take the 6hr long pen testing course, the rest were good though).

 

I havent looked at zenva's stuff but Id assume you're probably right in what you said. There are also probably enough free resources out there that Im not sure how useful places like this are anyway, the best training for programming in general is just thinking up some small project you want to do and hop in, unless you are really really starting from the ground floor with no concepts what so ever, in which case maybe they would be useful but I dont know how well these places teach the actual basic concepts

 

Then again maybe Im way off and no one learns the basics anymore and its all frameworks and videos all the way down and Im just out of touch, but that can also greatly limit you in the future

 

Yeah, my new one does too. My buddies who worked for EA used it for coding and graphic design, and I used it for data science and cybersecurity, so it covers pretty much every IT profession. Some of the bigger companies I've worked at have licenses for Skillsoft, and that is a great resource, but one that's only accessible with a pricey corporate license. It includes thousands of books and audiobooks, the only caveat being that the book presentation format largely discourages downloading for later use.







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