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#11061123 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V9 | Torchlight II Weekend

Posted by pasports31 on 14 September 2013 - 06:02 PM

I really should just sell any and all cards.  I keep crafting badges if the card set is small, hoping for one I actually want to use.  Instead I have: 90% off Krater, 90% off Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, 66% off Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition,and 50% off Garry's Mod. :-/ 

Yeah, I've just been selling cards off since the started w/them. I've probably made around three dollars selling them off. Think of it this way, apply it to a game you DO want when it's on sale. For example, let's say I wanted to buy Rogue Legacy right now: instead of 40 percent off, I've essentially just crafted myself a 20% off Rogue Legacy coupon by selling off my cards, making it in total 60 percent off. 

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Posted by pasports31 on 12 September 2013 - 06:59 PM

Beginning w/the Deep Silver Humble, the past 4 or 5 humble bundles/humble weeklys, the last amazon sale, the gmg value pack sale, and now this sale....wtf am I supposed to do with my backlog.



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Posted by pasports31 on 12 September 2013 - 06:32 PM

You guys should check out Papo Y Yo at that price - the mechanics are sound if a little simple, but the story/metaphor and emotional resonance is quite moving.  

The beginning of the game was pretty freaking awesome, I thought, with the way the mechanics worked. Somewhat dreamlike. Once that wore off, the game dragged on a bit, IMHO. I'd give it overall a solid B or so, definitely worth checking out. I'm in recovery, also, so the meaning of the game struck a chord with me, as well. I can't believe the game on only has a 70% on Metacritic. That's insane, especially since reviewers seem to like giving bonus points to games that support the "games as art" argument. 

#11055829 Humble Weekly Sale - PWYW - Daedalic adventure games - New Beginning, Whisper...

Posted by pasports31 on 12 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

I'm beginning to think Humble is an elaborate, diabolical plot to ensure I never make a dent in my backlog.

#11055824 Humble Weekly Sale - PWYW - Daedalic adventure games - New Beginning, Whisper...

Posted by pasports31 on 12 September 2013 - 06:23 PM

I feel so cheap for not even wanting to give $1 for this bundle, but I own everything except Shadow Warrior and Duke Nukem, which I know I won't ever really play.

Then that's not called cheap, that's called not wasting your money. 

#11054117 Humble Indie Bundle 9 - Bonuses unlocked: Rocketbirds, A Virus Named TOM, Bas...

Posted by pasports31 on 12 September 2013 - 02:27 AM

I really don't get all the Phil Fish hate. I get that he's a tool and all, but so what. It's not the like Phil Fish is the only asshole developer out there, he's just the most vocal one. I'm sure nearly every AAA development team with a crap ton of people on it has at least one or two people who are probably assholes on them, or at least qualify as not very nice people. I mean, everybody's entitled to their opinion, but the world is filled with d bags. I'm guessing you guys don't buy from 90% of clothing companies, because they use sweatshops. Or I'm sure you don't use Itunes/Ipods/Ipads/anything Apple, because Steve Jobs was a jerk. You should probably also stop listening to half the bands/artists you like, or if you're a sports fan, stop, because I guarantee your favorite team has at least one tool on it. It's pretty obvious to me why people boycott some things, but not others: convenience. It's why so many people were all about boycotting Chic Fil A, but hardly anyone boycotts sweatshop companies, even if they're aware of it. It's easy to go without chicken sandwiches, it's not so easy to buy more expensive, sweatshop free clothes. I'm not trying to attack anybody, because this is something that always kindof aggravates me whenever something like this comes up. 

#11052768 Humble Indie Bundle 9 - Bonuses unlocked: Rocketbirds, A Virus Named TOM, Bas...

Posted by pasports31 on 11 September 2013 - 07:06 PM

Already have Fez on Xbox, no intention on replaying it anyway, so here's a Fez key up for grabs if you want it:





#11051752 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V9 | Torchlight II Weekend

Posted by pasports31 on 11 September 2013 - 08:32 AM

Hmm i would be missing most of the DLC i think if i just used awakening. It seems it just has the awakening expansion and not any of the others ones like wardens keep, witch hunt, darkspawn chronicles, ect.


I actually already started playing vanilla DAO. If I was to use the Ultimate edition disk; would that let me keep playing my current game? Are they transferable? Or would i have to install the UE version and the save not be usable/i would have to start all over? I know a lot of PS3 games have problems with GOTY editions. I really dont want to start over. I ask because when i was getting extra copies of DAO from gamestop to try for a complete version they put he ultimate edition in one of the cases =P so i got a copy of Ultimate edition for like 3 bucks!


Blea maybe i should actually play the PC version since that should be complete but i already started up on the PS3 version. It sounds like i really want wardens keep at least for the storage. I also dont see suggested levels for doing the DLC. I know Stone prisoner could be done right at the start



Oh.. one more question. Does anything you do in DAO carry over to 2? Wondering if its important to keep a save file when i start 2 up.

I'm pretty much positive you can keep your vanilla save. A number of the dlc's aren't even accessible within game, and are their own playable games in the start menu. And then some intrude in your game, like one (don't remember which one) there's a guy w/a caravan, or something of that nature, who asks you for help w/a quest or something. I haven't played the game in awhile, so the details are a bit shoddy in my mind...but anyway, then there's a popup saying "to access this area you must have blah blah blah dlc." They wouldn't put that in there if you couldn't get into it w/out screwing up your save. As for your DA2 question, carrying over saves from DAO does impact DA2. There will be different codex entries, and a number of other things throughout the game. Nothing too major. 

#11048121 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V9 | Torchlight II Weekend

Posted by pasports31 on 10 September 2013 - 02:19 AM

I didn't say that I did NOT like Bioshock 2.


I did like the SP for Bioshock 2. It just...ain't nowhere great as Bioshock 1, IMHO.


I did even like the Bioshock 2 MP - of course, like many recent competitive MP's (i.e. Dead Space 2), I wish there was more maps and game-modes than what the hell is actually there...especially since I'm from the era where gamers pumped out modes, map, and mods like water - i.e. the Quake 2 and RTCW era.

I actually never played the Bioshock 2 MP. I really enjoyed the gameplay in 2, and doing a run through of just focusing on the drill was bad ass. I feel like I would've enjoyed MP, but by the time I picked up 2, everything I read said it was pretty dead, so I never even tried booting it up. Bioshock 1 was awesome gameplay and atmosphere wise, but the story is what really kicked it over the edge - the twist the first time you play is amazing and unexpected. I prefer replaying 2 because once you know the story of both games, the gameplay is what really adds replay value (IMHO, anyway), that's why I prefer 2. In my mind though, they're both friggin awesome games. Bioshock may be my favorite series this generation.

#11045610 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V9 | Torchlight II Weekend

Posted by pasports31 on 09 September 2013 - 02:39 AM

Just don't expect GoT RPG's combat to be as deep as those titles, though. NWN1: Hordes expansion, NWN2, BG2, PST, DAO, and DA2 all have bigger parties normally than what GoT: RPG has going on. Normally in GoT: RPG, there's 1 or 2 characters you can control and switch between & pause only actually slows-time time to a crawl when you queue-up on up 3 tactics - which is what gives it a feel of being somewhere in-between original NWN and DA:O. See, GoT: RPG really doesn't have the level of "bashing" that the original NWN1 seeming to have - especially if you had a weapon-based character), yet it certainly doesn't have the bigger parties DAO has, either. There's no real party-formation lay-out stuff in GoT: RPG, which some of those old Infinity Engine games and Dungeon Siege 1 had, either.


Yeah, from what I played so far - I don't think GoT: RPG will wind-up anywhere as great as NWN1: Hordes expansion; NWN2 base game + Mask of the Betrayer expansion; PST; and DAO.

Word. I guess I didn't expect it to be that good anyway...as long as the gameplay isn't ridiculously terrible, I think the lore is enough to carry it for me. I need to read the GOT books, I'm such a geek w/the show. I had never seen it until my friend lent me the first season this year. Every episode I was like ehhh that's okay, just enough to pique my interest to keep watching. I don't know when it clicked, but all of a sudden I couldn't get enough. Ended up ordering the first/second seasons for myself, marathoned the second season and then kept up w/the third. Rewatched them all  two or three times in the span of a couple months since then. I'm sooo debating whether or not to read the books. The show is so good that I don't want the books to "spoil" it for me...which I feel like is kind of a stupid stance to take.

#11045308 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V9 | Torchlight II Weekend

Posted by pasports31 on 09 September 2013 - 12:26 AM

I have to agree with this. I've only watched the first season, but there was way too much unnecessary sex in each episode. That, and the show bored me. Maybe it gets better in the later seasons, but there're other shows I'd rather watch.

Dude same here, I mean I love GOT, but the sex pisses me off...I can easily view sexual content without watching GOT. That's NOT why I watch it. Btw, I thought the 1st season was good, but it definitely gets better after that. Kind of like breaking bad...there's a LOT of setup in the first season before anything starts happening.

#11045027 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V9 | Torchlight II Weekend

Posted by pasports31 on 08 September 2013 - 09:44 PM

Games Of Thrones: RPG - Special Edition (PC)


First Impressions



Thanks for this man. Everytime this game goes on sale, I think about it, because I love GOT. But the game got really mixed reviews, to say the least, so I've been hesitant. The fact that the lore/story is so excellent really sells it for me, I can see myself really immersing myself in the game, even if the gameplay is a bit subpar. Just added it to my wishlist. Thinking I'll wait until it hits 5 bucks or below.

#11045015 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V9 | Torchlight II Weekend

Posted by pasports31 on 08 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

I keep waiting on Far Cry 3, guess I gotta be patient. I'm not buying until it's at least at a 10 dollar mark. 

#11044890 Green Man Gaming (Steam) Deals: 25% Off Hitman

Posted by pasports31 on 08 September 2013 - 08:25 PM

Just so everybody knows, the Hitman pack doesn't accept the voucher, either. I contacted support just to clarify, and the official response was no, the voucher isn't applicable.

#11043770 Humble Weekly Sale - PWYW - Daedalic adventure games - New Beginning, Whisper...

Posted by pasports31 on 08 September 2013 - 04:20 AM

Actually, if everyone paid $5.80 for the average, and assuming that even a few people paid the $1 tier instead (either as a second bundle or such) the lifetime average would not increase. Very rarely has the average for a Humble bundle EVER hit above 6 or 7 dollars, and usually the amount bought at those levels are miniscule to affect the overall market.

I'll do the calculation on a small scale for you: assuming that Humble ONLY ever sold the origin bundle and it sold 10 million bundles at $5.80. Now, for the price to hit BTA $10 after another 20million copies, it would require that EVERY PERSON who bought the next 10 million copies to pay at least $14.20 per bundle copy.

Now, put that scale up to the actual amount of bundles that HB has sold (most likely a much larger scale), then you can see how much each person would have to pay, and how many bundles HB has to sell AT THAT HIGHER PRICE, to achieve your hypothetical BTA. Note, that HAS TO BE the average paid. NEVER has a humble bundle even remotely reached any average amount to be possible to push BTA up to $10.

And yes, you are totally assuming that every bundle will be amazingly popular and the average will be above their lifetime average (as you pointed out). Again, highly unlikely statistically. 


Another calculation to think about: even if the average purchase price of a bundle purchased was $5.81 (highly unlikely, and if you remember, it didn't even happen in the Origin bundle it was below the $5,80 lifetime average), that would actually NOT raise the average beyond $5.80-5.81 (depending on the rounding system that you use).  If there were only 10 million sales whose average was $5.80, and the next 10 million sales averaged $5.81 (again very unlikely considering many buy the $1 tier instead), the average would be $5.805. Considering the scale of the current average is much larger, it would take much more bundles at a much higher price to push the BTA amount up. 

As for the rest: yeah, you dont like it. I dont mind it (and kind of like it). You cant just treat the extra as donation to the charities? I hope that's what most people will do (whether they be casual or bundle aficionados)

 Just for a frame of reference here, the Origin bundle average was only about 5 dollars. Considering that was probably the highest quality bundle ever (this is subjective, of course, but I think a lot of people would agree that's the consensus), I highly doubt we need to worry about such a high average in the future that Humble Bundle would feel it necessary to up the ante again. Honestly, I don't think they could do this again without people really getting pissed. 5.80 isn't too bad, but if they upped it past 6.50 or 7.50 or something, let alone something as high as 10, they would lose a lot of money. Many people would just drop down to the first tier. If Humble is smart, they would avoid the blowback by just keeping the 5.80 price. Not to mention I doubt there's going to be a stream of bundles that are so high quality people feel it necessary to throw down buko bucks. I think this string of ridiculous bundles (Deep Silver, Origin) will prove to be the exception, not the rule. And really, if the bundle is that great, I wouldn't mind throwing down ten bucks, if it came to that. Compare it to other sales.  Even in the best Steam Sale you will likely never find the value you did in something like the Origin Bundle. As long as they don't get rid of the two tier system, I will always love the Humble Bundle. It's always worth throwing down a buck for charity to get a few games, and if I want the upper tier games enough, 4.80 isn't a whole lot to ask.