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#1921 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   703 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:37 PM

Downloaded Thomas Was Alone last month... guess I can start it now that there's a rewards quest for it.



#1922 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9870 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:38 PM

Won’t quote the SIX min WHISTLE post but not sure I agree with the dev about why they didn’t include double jump and wall running. It’s hard to defend against? Well, if everyone has access to the same maneuvers then everyone would be in the same boat. Guess to me including the fast paced movement of Titanfall would have set it apart more. I’ll give it a shot nonetheless.

#1923 Sielanas  

Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:43 PM

Won’t quote the SIX min WHISTLE post but not sure I agree with the dev about why they didn’t include double jump and wall running. It’s hard to defend against? Well, if everyone has access to the same maneuvers then everyone would be in the same boat. Guess to me including the fast paced movement of Titanfall would have set it apart more. I’ll give it a shot nonetheless.


Agreed on both points. I was looking forward to the wall running and crazy movement. Downloading right now.

#1924 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:43 PM

"[We had] things like wall running and double jumping for a long time, we had triple jump for a while, they make combat really hard to beat and comprehend. You can't predict where players come from or you're pushing them to, and things would happen to you more than you would predict and respond against. So it's really fun to do, but it's really bad for combat legibility."

AWP - wall running was removed because it was fun to pull off but frustrating to have happen against you.

Although, I don't see what's different in a normal deathmatch with mechs that reduces that.

#1925 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:51 PM

AWP - wall running was removed because it was fun to pull off but frustrating to have happen against you.

Although, I don't see what's different in a normal deathmatch with mechs that reduces that.

Most modes let you respawn and get right back into the fight so getting bonked from above stings less.

Edit: That said I think it can work, but I think most people aren’t ready for it yet. Given that it’s a f2p title not having those features in a “trial” mode is a missed opportunity to test the waters.

#1926 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:00 AM

They took that shit out so scrubs wouldn't drop the game after a couple of rounds.



#1927 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:01 AM

AWP - wall running was removed because it was fun to pull off but frustrating to have happen against you.

Although, I don't see what's different in a normal deathmatch with mechs that reduces that.

I can see the point, but it's hard to say without being able to actually experience it both ways. I definitely can see not being able to even what direction an attack comes from due to such extreme movement being frustrating in a BR game. Hell, being sniped from a far away is kind of sucks if you're only real defense is stealth or high ground. That quick movement makes more sense in a deathmatch mode rather than the long resource gathering matches of BR. The stuff that is still in the game, like the robot's grappling hook, are much more predicable. Wall running makes a bit less sense when maps have a ton of space between walls.

 

In reality, I think the loss of the mechs is the more visible thing to casual players. Everybody seems to like Titanfall's movement but it has a tiny playerbase on all platforms so I can see why disappointing those fans isn't that big of a deal overall.

 

You would have had the double edge sword of making a new IP from scratch again to better fit that actual unique idea of hero shooter BR, but I wouldn't say Respawn is all that good at designing character. They did better on Apex than Titanfall, but I don't see them being as iconic as Overwatch anytime soon.



#1928 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6263 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:05 AM

:xb1: City of Brass - $13.99 - 30% off
:xb1: Desert Child - $10.79 - 10% off
:xb1: EA SPORTS UFC 3 - $16.00 - 60% off
:xb1: EA SPORTS UFC 3 Deluxe Edition - $19.80 - 67% off
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#1929 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7886 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:09 AM

Thanks, Bloomy!  I know where my paycheck is going!  Screw my emergency fund!  :D/



#1930 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:09 AM

I think that's the cheapest Divinity 2 has been? I want it to go lower.

 

Gonna stare at that For Honor season pass all week.



#1931 KurishunaMaradi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   4323 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

KurishunaMaradi

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:11 AM

I'm going to get Sundered so anyone wanting to get it, hold off for few weeks. Shit will go on sale soon after I buy, generally.

In fact, I can't actually play it now since I'm traveling for the next week or so; so...

#1932 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4960 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:23 AM

 

 
:xb1: RUGBY 18 - $18.00 - 70% off
:xb1: Axis Football 2018 - $14.99 - 25% off
:xb1: Baseball Riot - $2.49 - 50% off
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:xb1: Tennis in the Face - $2.49 - 50% off
 

#balls



#1933 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2840 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:27 AM

Most modes let you respawn and get right back into the fight so getting bonked from above stings less.

Edit: That said I think it can work, but I think most people aren’t ready for it yet. Given that it’s a f2p title not having those features in a “trial” mode is a missed opportunity to test the waters.

Given that it's a fwp title, could always add them later. Like I said in my other posts there are classes with traversal options. Want to use the zip lines take the Robot. There is some give and take and it's been out for a few hours, so always going to be changes. 



#1934 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7886 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:27 AM

I'm going to get Sundered so anyone wanting to get it, hold off for few weeks. Shit will go on sale soon after I buy, generally.

In fact, I can't actually play it now since I'm traveling for the next week or so; so...

None of us ever play any of these games.  It's just fun to post what you bought.  It makes us feel special.



#1935 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:27 AM

#balls

Asses last week, balls this week. Dead or Alive sale next week?



#1936 KurishunaMaradi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   4323 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

KurishunaMaradi

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:33 AM

None of us ever play any of these games. It's just fun to post what you bought. It makes us feel special.

Speak for yourself, I always launch the games I buy. I never play them ever again; but, that's besides the point.

#1937 trostol   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   33 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:38 AM

ok i musta missed it ..whats with the games in the spoiler section?



#1938 KurishunaMaradi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   4323 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

KurishunaMaradi

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:45 AM

ok i musta missed it ..whats with the games in the spoiler section?

Do you have BloomyUnlimited plan? Or, the free plan? The spoilered games are for the unlimited plan users...

#1939 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3083 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:51 AM

Nothing for me tonight. 

 

But I did find an official wired 360 controller today at a local shop for $20, in excellent condition. I fucking hate using batteries and it's even harder to find a play and charge kit in good condition these days.



#1940 Sielanas  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:52 AM

So my first match in Apex I jumped and landed outside the area. That doesn't even make sense. I died because I didn't get back to the playable area in time.

So it's squads of 3, you can get your teammate to respawn if you can loot their body. You play as one of 8 characters, pick order randomly determined on your team. Jumping is nice in that all 3 of you are linked together. The "ping" system seems like it has great potential, RB highlights an area and you can have it specify why you're pinging (weapon, ammo, enemy, I saw an enemy here before, let's go here).

#1941 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6263 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:03 AM

ok i musta missed it ..whats with the games in the spoiler section?

The page data for those has a countdown.  Most common thing is for a discount, but it could be for GwG, Game Pass or delistings.



#1942 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   587 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:16 AM

The page data for those has a countdown.  Most common thing is for a discount, but it could be for GwG, Game Pass or delistings.


Bloomy, any idea why some things show up on countdowns and then nothing happens? Wondering specifically this week about Guacamelee 2, which I believe I saw on the countdown yesterday but today there’s nothing, not even an updated future countdown. Just curious if you know what causes that. Thanks as always!

#1943 evful   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   717 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:18 AM

Bloomy, any idea why some things show up on countdowns and then nothing happens? Wondering specifically this week about Guacamelee 2, which I believe I saw on the countdown yesterday but today there’s nothing, not even an updated future countdown. Just curious if you know what causes that. Thanks as always!

It's on sale for 15.99. Went on sale a few mins. before the rest of the games.

 

https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab



#1944 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   587 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:21 AM

It's on sale for 15.99. Went on sale a few mins. before the rest of the games.

https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab

Ooh, may have to bite. Missed the pre-order discount. Thanks for this!

Edit: Side note - anyone have experience with Bush Hockey League? It looks ridiculous and possibly fun but also not that good. Not sure if $5 and change is ok or if I should wait for possible GamePass (doubt it’ll be GwG as it’s M rated I guess).

#1945 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6263 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:31 AM

It's on sale for 15.99. Went on sale a few mins. before the rest of the games.

 

https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab

It actually dropped earlier today.  Its countdown was 9 hours last night, when the date night ones were 17.  I saw it dropped 20% and thought it might be hitting Game Pass.  There was no notification on the game and the DLC didn't drop, but it might still be a possibility.



#1946 trostol   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   33 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:41 AM

The page data for those has a countdown.  Most common thing is for a discount, but it could be for GwG, Game Pass or delistings.

thanks..had been looking at Diablo 3..but see its 60 bucks so wasn't sure



#1947 splattered   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   606 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

splattered

Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:47 AM

Just got a message from XBL stating I got my Winter of Arcade reward.. I bought at least 3 if not 4 titles and I only got $5?

 

 

Ok double checked and I bought

 

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Mutant Year Zero

Ashen



#1948 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   587 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:56 AM

It actually dropped earlier today.  Its countdown was 9 hours last night, when the date night ones were 17.  I saw it dropped 20% and thought it might be hitting Game Pass.  There was no notification on the game and the DLC didn't drop, but it might still be a possibility.


Hmm, they did say a big announcement of sorts was coming tomorrow, so maybe we’ll wait and see how this plays out during the week.

#1949 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1484 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:14 AM

Nothing for me tonight. 
 
But I did find an official wired 360 controller today at a local shop for $20, in excellent condition. I fucking hate using batteries and it's even harder to find a play and charge kit in good condition these days.


Why not use AA rechargeables? I always have this ready to go for my Xbox controllers.

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#1950 Dustinator   Why hello....... CAGiversary!   1483 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Dustinator

Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:21 AM

Dangerous Golf at $5.99/70% off vs the lowest it's been, which was 67% off for $6.60??? My cheapness has paid off. I will tip the waitress an extra $0.61 when I go to Shenaniganz for dinner this Friday night with my family