GrogHeads Forum

Digital Gaming => Computer Gaming => Topic started by: Anguille on January 15, 2021, 02:03:16 AM

Title: Beers and Friday
Post by: Anguille on January 15, 2021, 02:03:16 AM
Need some of the optimism in this song...



Probably going to continue STAR WARS™ Starfighter™ and some Horizon (one steam achievement left to do).

Wish you all Beers and Sunshine for this weekend....

Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: airboy on January 15, 2021, 06:11:59 AM
Vigilantes and Order of Battle.  And cleaning up the house after the bathroom rennovations.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: Yskonyn on January 15, 2021, 06:15:38 AM
As much Escape From Tarkov as I can manage, along with some DCS World.
Probably not too much game time available, though. My wife has weekend shifts and so I am going to have to manage family life by myself this weekend.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 15, 2021, 06:22:09 AM
Is that the guy from Hootie and the Blow job?
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: Anguille on January 15, 2021, 06:37:50 AM
Is that the guy from Hootie and the Blow job?
Yeah....that's the guy ;)
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: Gusington on January 15, 2021, 07:59:08 AM
Damn he looks old. Hootie and the Old Fish.

Some more Star Wars Squadrons and Star Wars Battlefront II, and then quickly shifting gears to Panzer Corps 2, Partisans 1941, Wolfenstein: Youngblood (if I can handle all the reported PC-ness) and some Order of Battle.

Then when I can get my arse in gear at some point this weekend - doing a quick preview/screenshot bonanza of something very cool to be released soon - like within a month soon :)
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: airboy on January 15, 2021, 08:05:05 AM
Is that the guy from Hootie and the Blow job?

These guys were financially brilliant.  They had a huge album while undergrads or just out of college at the University of South Carolina.  One of them was a finance major.  They put back 90% of their money in their own corporation and then invested it.  The proceeds from "Cracked Rear View" (I think that was the album title) literally set them up for life.  As a grad student, I taught the finance kid some marketing class.

They realized the band had no long term future and did not let success go to their heads.  They toured like hell, maximized their cash flow, and had enough money for the rest of their lives before they were 30.

Darius Rucker (the lead singer) had a great voice and switched over to Country Music where he could sing what other people wrote without penalty.  He has continued to be a minor success - and supposedly is easy to get along with which really helps you in the Country Music genre.

Make fun of their music if you wish (it was pleasant pop music - not my thing but Rucker does have a great voice) - but they handled the business end better than about anyone ever did in the era where people bought (instead of stole) music.

We saw them when they were touring like hell about a year and a half after "Hold My Hand" was released because they did a College Tour which came to Auburn that we could see largely for free (considering no travel expense for us).  They did a very professional show, signed autographs, and played the Who's "Can't Explain" as an encore.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: MengJiao on January 15, 2021, 08:07:13 AM
As much Escape From Tarkov as I can manage, along with some DCS World.
Probably not too much game time available, though. My wife has weekend shifts and so I am going to have to manage family life by myself this weekend.

  Very much the usual: HLL, World of Warships, maybe DCS and some boardgames.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: Dammit Carl! on January 15, 2021, 08:33:55 AM
Welp, missed my chance to get Chuck as a commander in World of Tanks by 4 or 5 missions so bleh.  However, got that premium time ticking by, so a tankin' I'll be a doin' fer sure.

Roll out!

(not a shill for Wargaming)

Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: Sir Slash on January 15, 2021, 08:35:59 AM
I am also going through house renovations, kitchen and flooring. So very little gaming. And just when I was making progress on my PoE 2: The Inner Sanctum game.  #:-)  Have a great weekend Grogs, and....Happy MLK Day to all.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: Dammit Carl! on January 15, 2021, 08:50:16 AM
I am also going through house renovations, kitchen and flooring....

Heh.  My recent "renovations," have all been predicated by shit breaking.  Three weeks into January and I'm eyeball deep in lost $$.  Shoot me.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: Anguille on January 15, 2021, 08:53:39 AM
Is that the guy from Hootie and the Blow job?

These guys were financially brilliant.  They had a huge album while undergrads or just out of college at the University of South Carolina.  One of them was a finance major.  They put back 90% of their money in their own corporation and then invested it.  The proceeds from "Cracked Rear View" (I think that was the album title) literally set them up for life.  As a grad student, I taught the finance kid some marketing class.

They realized the band had no long term future and did not let success go to their heads.  They toured like hell, maximized their cash flow, and had enough money for the rest of their lives before they were 30.

Darius Rucker (the lead singer) had a great voice and switched over to Country Music where he could sing what other people wrote without penalty.  He has continued to be a minor success - and supposedly is easy to get along with which really helps you in the Country Music genre.

Make fun of their music if you wish (it was pleasant pop music - not my thing but Rucker does have a great voice) - but they handled the business end better than about anyone ever did in the era where people bought (instead of stole) music.

We saw them when they were touring like hell about a year and a half after "Hold My Hand" was released because they did a College Tour which came to Auburn that we could see largely for free (considering no travel expense for us).  They did a very professional show, signed autographs, and played the Who's "Can't Explain" as an encore.
Interesting. They did release a very nice new cd in 2020. I've been listening to his solo stuff a lot during the last 10 years and i really like it (not that i listen to many country artists). One thing that can't be denied is his fantastic voice. I wish i could see him/them life once but i don't think it will happen in my lifetime.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: W8taminute on January 15, 2021, 09:21:45 AM
Ah yeaaaaah.   I'll be playing Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

If any of you remember the old PS1 days there was a game called Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena you will know this was a cult classic.  If you can find a copy of that game it's worth over 300 dollars.

The Legend of Runersia is a faithful update to Forsena and boy is it good.  So for this weekend nothing else matters.

Here's a review: https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/12/11/brigandine-legend-runeresia-review-ps4/

(https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/assets/uploads/2020/12/Brigandine-Legend-of-Runersia-review-featured.jpg)
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: jamus34 on January 15, 2021, 09:51:29 AM
W8 - i remember a game I think on SNES called Brigandine, not sure if it is related to these two games you reference.

I’ll see about checking them out. I usually love old school JRPG / Or strategy JRPGs (Final fantasy tactics, Ogre tactics and the like)
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: al_infierno on January 15, 2021, 01:21:39 PM
Keeping it going with my recent roguelike habit.  I've given up on Dungeons of Dredmor for now in favor of something with a bit more depth and less overload of junk items.  Made my deepest run in Jupiter Hell before dying because I forgot about the "mana" powers they added to the retail release.  I had a full bar of "mana" sitting around to heal myself and did nothing with it.  Oh well.

I think my favorite roguelike of late is Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead, which is a modern-day zombie apocalypse roguelike.  Think turn-based Project Zomboid. 

Unlike most roguelikes there's no actual end-goal.  It's really just a zombie survival sandbox with a robust world generator.  My most recent run I made it 17 days before dying.  I had a nice little campsite in the woods where my R&R was only occasionally interrupted by zombies or mean animals wandering in (though zombies became quite a bit more frequent in the days just before I died).  I went out for what I thought would be a standard supply run, but on my way home with a pack full of food and water, I got ambushed by a mean-as-hell Zapper zombie in the middle of a rainstorm.  The ironically named Slippery Slim (who was actually obese due to me taking the Fast Metabolism trait for extra character points, leading to me eating nonstop) nearly got electrocuted to death, but my holstered Sig .357 with a full magazine saved my butt in a pinch.  Ended up grievously wounded, and due to my reduced carrying capacity I had to drop most of my supplies (including stuff I'd brought to keep my fat-butt fed during during the supply run) so I could shake off all the zombies attracted to the gunshots. 

Against all odds "Slim" managed to slip into an empty house, get himself warm and dry, and rest in a bed until the rain stopped.  By that point he'd become sick due to the injuries and exposure.  When I finally made it back to my tent, I had to spend the next 3 in-game days resting and recovering.  Now was about the time I regretted taking the Imperceptive Healer trait, which gives you a ton of character points at the expense of getting only 1/10 the normal HP recovery through sleeping.  After 3 days resting my supplies were gone and Slim was still sick, but his strength and dexterity were mostly recovered, so despite having very little actual HP he was well enough to go back adventuring again.  So on the morning of that third day, I went straight back to where I left my supplies.

Long story short, apparently all the zombies in the area were having a funeral for that Zapper I shot.  If you've seen those scenes from zombie movies where the protagonist is running away from a swarm of hundreds chasing him through the streets, with every turned corner alerting another new group of zombies - that's what happened, except the protagonist was ill and wounded and things didn't turn out quite so movie-like.  At least he had his Sig on hand with a couple shots left, so he didn't have to get eaten alive in the middle of the street.  Also somewhat ironically, I had two shotguns and thirty shells sitting around in my tent at the time, but both guns were dirty so I was waiting for a chance to clean them before taking them on a supply run.  Whoopsie!

Stamina is the real killer in this game.  You need to maintain enough stamina to get away from fast enemies (or bash em with melee weapons), but if your stamina drops to 0 with any fast or tough baddies nearby, you're good as dead unless you have a contingency up your sleeve for the exact situation you're in.  Between the sickness and mounting wounds I couldn't move very far without my character getting tired - not to mention I got extremely unlucky with an extraordinarily high number of fast enemies right where I'd left my supplies.

To drive home just how insane this game is, here's a screenshot (not mine) of a giant ant battling a dinosaur.

(https://i.redd.it/vffstjks7hb61.png)
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: airboy on January 15, 2021, 01:45:25 PM
al - you are a true gem.  A knowledgeable rogue(like) player.

Any suggestions for a post-apocolypic  rogue(like) game?  Not interested in castle building/defense
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: al_infierno on January 15, 2021, 02:18:30 PM
I appreciate the kind words!  NEO Scavenger might be up your alley, but I have it on Steam and never actually played it, so I'm not sure how much emphasis there is on base-building.

If Cataclysm doesn't interest you due to the emphasis on needing a shelter/base, but you like a sci fi setting, you might like Cogmind (on Steam).  You basically play as a robot building yourself from components you find and salvage from other robots.  I don't think this one has any base building at all, it's purely a traditional dungeon crawler IIRC.

If Cataclysm doesn't interest you due to the fantastical elements like zombies and monsters, the first thing that comes to mind is Unreal World (also on Steam).  It's not post-apocalyptic, but it's a similar open-world survival sandbox set in Finland in the iron ages.  It has a lot more emphasis on realism and simulationism, but still has the core turn-based WEGO "roguelike" gameplay.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: airboy on January 15, 2021, 02:22:12 PM
I had Unreal World wishlisted.  I just added NEO Scavenger. 

I'll probably pick one of them up within the next six months.

Thanks Al!
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: W8taminute on January 15, 2021, 02:26:51 PM
W8 - i remember a game I think on SNES called Brigandine, not sure if it is related to these two games you reference.

I’ll see about checking them out. I usually love old school JRPG / Or strategy JRPGs (Final fantasy tactics, Ogre tactics and the like)

Hmmm...I used to have a SNES but I don't remember Brigandine being on that platform.  But you are correct, this is a modern version of the classic Strategy JRPG such as Final Fantasy Tactics.  This new game is going to kill hundreds of gaming hours for me I predict. 
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: WYBaugh on January 15, 2021, 03:09:06 PM
I appreciate the kind words!  NEO Scavenger might be up your alley, but I have it on Steam and never actually played it, so I'm not sure how much emphasis there is on base-building.

If Cataclysm doesn't interest you due to the emphasis on needing a shelter/base, but you like a sci fi setting, you might like Cogmind (on Steam).  You basically play as a robot building yourself from components you find and salvage from other robots.  I don't think this one has any base building at all, it's purely a traditional dungeon crawler IIRC.

If Cataclysm doesn't interest you due to the fantastical elements like zombies and monsters, the first thing that comes to mind is Unreal World (also on Steam).  It's not post-apocalyptic, but it's a similar open-world survival sandbox set in Finland in the iron ages.  It has a lot more emphasis on realism and simulationism, but still has the core turn-based WEGO "roguelike" gameplay.

I've had cogmind wishlisted for too long.  I need to grab it.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: jamus34 on January 15, 2021, 04:41:44 PM
W8 - i remember a game I think on SNES called Brigandine, not sure if it is related to these two games you reference.

I’ll see about checking them out. I usually love old school JRPG / Or strategy JRPGs (Final fantasy tactics, Ogre tactics and the like)

Hmmm...I used to have a SNES but I don't remember Brigandine being on that platform.  But you are correct, this is a modern version of the classic Strategy JRPG such as Final Fantasy Tactics.  This new game is going to kill hundreds of gaming hours for me I predict.

You are correct W8, turns out the game I was thinking about was the one you mentioned; I just didn't remember it having the subtitle, I just remembered a game called Brigandine. All good, and I'll have to check it out.
Title: Re: Beers and Friday
Post by: nelmsm on January 16, 2021, 09:45:21 AM
Just did a few PBEM turns this morning and now about to pack to go to Amarillo for the night.  District Elk meeting this weekend so a chance to meet up with some friends and actually walk up to a bar and order a drink since they carry a food and beverage license at the Amarillo Lodge.  Actually going to give us Martn Luther King Day off this year.  They switched from giving us Presidents Day off, which I always had to work on, to giving us Martin Luther King day.  I figured I'd have to work it as well but corporate offices insisting that everyone take it off.  First spring holiday I've had off in about 20 years.  I'll be playing some PBEM turns then and trying to catch up with household chores.  Been working 12 hour days this last week trying to get seed shipped to South Texas and Mexico where they are starting to plant.  Will be the same next week but they threw in some shipments to South Korea and France just to keep it interesting.