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Title: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Anguille on November 08, 2019, 03:22:08 AM


Some Stars in Shadow and then my let's plays of Horizon and Oriental Empires. Not sure if there's room for more. We'll see. But i have some campaigns i've started in Master of Orion CtS, Civilization VI, Interstellar Space Genesis, Field of Glory: Empires, Stronghold 2 and Stardrive 2.

Happy weekend.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: FlickJax on November 08, 2019, 04:06:44 AM
Um you need a longer weekend ;)
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Destraex on November 08, 2019, 04:09:44 AM
armored brigade
naval action

Hope to get in some ancestors legacy and steel division 2 with friends.
Maybe some DCS if I can be stuffed actually learning something this weekend. Very tired atm.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Anguille on November 08, 2019, 04:36:23 AM
Um you need a longer weekend ;)
I do, i do....or get in retirement! or have my clone go to work in my place...



Also very tired at the moment...can't find a way to be fit again.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 08, 2019, 05:32:59 AM
Setting up new office! Construction is pretty much done!!!! Building new office furniture, setting up computers, unpacking books...lots of work, but going to be a lot fun. 8 weeks in the making...
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: MengJiao on November 08, 2019, 05:58:26 AM
Um you need a longer weekend ;)

  I got most of today plus 3 days and it looks mostly like the usual:  Mius Front,  DCS, World of Warships and Dreadnoughts and maybe some No man's sky and subnautica.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Gusington on November 08, 2019, 06:12:10 AM
Witcher 2 has some performance issues on my machine but the story is very good and now that I can fight, I will keep going. Finished the Prologue and Chapter 1, have Chapters 2 & 3 left. It’s not open world at all and is far smaller than Witcher 3. Still worth playing though.

May also begin a dwarf campaign in Warhammer Total War.

And also looking forward to the release of Age of Empires: Age of Kings Definitive Edition next Thursday :)
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 08, 2019, 09:17:01 AM
Awwwwwwww yeah, baby! Command Modern Operations press code just landed in my inbox.  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: mbar on November 08, 2019, 12:17:00 PM
Fighting the 80's robot Apocalypse in Generation Zero. Toss in some Just Cause 4 too. Eyeing up Hitman 2. I don't know if I want to reward the devs for not fixing the keyboard mouse issues when a flight stick is plugged in though.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Father Ted on November 08, 2019, 12:42:37 PM
Talking of flightsticks,  IL2 Sturmovik Flying Circus Vol 1 has been declared "retail-ready" with a new update, so I'll hopefully meet up with some like-minded souls in the virtual skies above Arras to see what that looks like.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: al_infierno on November 08, 2019, 12:48:03 PM
This weekend is gonna be all rootin and tootin in Red Dead 2  :cowboy:

Maybe a little WarPlan to mix things up.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: JasonPratt on November 08, 2019, 01:10:27 PM
Aside from various ongoing multiplayer games (including two FoG:Emp games), and still recovering from a clingy head cold (now with multi-purpose ear infection!), I plan to be working up the next Dawn of Armageddon AAR entries. What happens when the D'oru'kan decide to use more than gretchens against those spiky boys?!
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Huw the Poo on November 08, 2019, 01:11:24 PM
As usual my gaming group will be playing some Tower Unite tomorrow night.  The Hallowe'en event is still in full swing and I've just bought the biggest residence in the game, the resort, which is truly huge (there are no microtransactions by the way, this is all done with in-game money).  After ooing and aahing at my resort I'm sure we'll play some golf or bowling, or maybe spend some time in the casino.  The arcade will be opening soon!

I've been impressed by Armored Brigade (sic) since picking it up on a whim.  It has some small annoyances, mainly around the UI, but seems to be a rather excellent tactical wargame fairly reminiscent of the Wargame series by Eugen Systems.

Despite hitting 1.0 development of AI War 2 continues apace and I continue to be impressed.  It's a true, refined sequel to the first masterful game in the series.

I bought copies of Helldivers by Arrowhead Game Studios for my gaming group so we're trying it out tomorrow (I did play a lot of this on the PS4 a couple of years ago however).  It should be fun, but since they're all idiots I'm a bit concerned about friendly fire, which is very much a thing - intentionally - in the game.  It's great fun though, and I love how the campaigns are community-driven and still going today.

The centrepiece of the weekend, though, will be The Division 2 which has improved significantly since launch.  It's a fantastic game to play with friends.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Tripoli on November 08, 2019, 04:53:01 PM
The usual: BoC work,  with a Civil War II thrown in. 
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: MetalDog on November 08, 2019, 06:51:55 PM
I have had a lot of work stress over the last eight days, but, it all pays off this weekend.  Football, American and the kind that actually is ball played with your feet, will consume most of my time.  Saturday is Leicester-Arsenal then LSU-Alabama.  Sunday is Liverpool-Manchester City at Fortress Anfield then NFL for the rest of the day.  Can't tell you how stoked I am for Sunday's match!!!!  Go Man City!!

As for what I'll be playing, I have two FoG:E mp games going, so there will be turns exchanged.  There's also a Civ IV BtS game calling me as Darius.  We have just reached the scramble for overseas unclaimed territory and barbarian cities.  I will probably get there last and least but I have to try.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Martok on November 08, 2019, 09:16:14 PM
Damn Anguille, feeling ambitious this weekend?  :D 



For me, I'll be playing Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, as the 2.51 patch just dropped.  Nice to see this game still getting love from Stardock. 

I've also -- reluctantly -- updated Stellaris to the most recent version (also 2.51, coincidentally).  I have no desire to learn the crappy/overly-complex planetary management and economy systems introduced in the Le Guin update, but I have no choice if I want to pick up the Ancient Relics story pack and upcoming Federations expansion (both of which I have a strong interest in).  :buck2:  Sigh. 




Setting up new office! Construction is pretty much done!!!! Building new office furniture, setting up computers, unpacking books...lots of work, but going to be a lot fun. 8 weeks in the making...

Nice!!  You must be chomping at the bit, especially now that you have CMANO to play with.  8) 

Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: WallysWorld on November 08, 2019, 09:17:59 PM
Just got my first set of rudder pedals so I am setting those up with my different flying games (Rise of Flight, IL2, Strike Fighters 2, etc...) and getting used to them. They are the VKB Mk.IV pedals alongside a Gladiator Mk.II flight stick and a cheap Flashfire Cobra Accelerator throttle. Got tired of trying to use the joystick's twist axis for the rudder movement and these pedals are excellent so far. I've turned into a huge fan of VKB's controllers.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: -budd- on November 08, 2019, 09:30:22 PM
FOG2 pbem, going up against the legions again.

 Warplan, after a restart after the last patch i'm in June 40, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, have all fallen, shifting forces east for Barbarossa.I did trap half the BEF in France and destroyed them. Not sure what i'm going to do in NA with the Italians yet, i'm teching them up with some navel and might try to take on the RN later down the road. I've had good success taking on the UK's convoy route with Germany's surface fleet and subs, 52 merchant marines KIA and 6 escorts.

Armored Brigade, hoping to get to finally play the Chechnya scenarios.

Space Beast Terror Fright, game has got it's hooks into me. I'm on a pretty good failure run right now, unable to finish a run..............it's pissing me off.......come on, your better than that.... fu**ing aliens.

7 Days to Die, i'll be checking if the mods Darkness Falls or War of the Walkers is updated to alpha 18.

Have a good weekend everyone
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Gusington on November 09, 2019, 01:18:36 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/3XLRwEG.jpg)
 :dreamer:
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: MetalDog on November 09, 2019, 06:13:35 PM
I want to say I got that for Christmas 1978.  I was the most excited boy EVAH!!

Leicester-Arsenal and LSU-Alabama lived up to the hype.  Here's hoping Liverpool-Man City and the NFL slate come through, too!
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Anguille on November 10, 2019, 04:22:36 PM
Damn Anguille, feeling ambitious this weekend?  :D 

For me, I'll be playing Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, as the 2.51 patch just dropped.  Nice to see this game still getting love from Stardock.

Hey Martok...it's just that i have too many games and too many i want to play!

By the way, it just got Fallen Enchantress in the last steam sales….another game i have to invest time to play  :pullhair:

So far, i've played a good game of Stars in Shadows (which i lost) and am finishing my other Campaign in Stardrive 2 (which i am not going to win either it seems)….
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Martok on November 11, 2019, 02:37:42 PM
Hey Martok...it's just that i have too many games and too many i want to play!

A problem I'm quite certain nearly all of us share.  I guess I just try to go for the more "realistic" approach, where I generally don't plan to play more than a couple games at a time (since I know I won't anyway, no matter what I intend).  :P 



By the way, it just got Fallen Enchantress in the last steam sales….another game i have to invest time to play  :pullhair:

Ha!  ;D 

Well it's a fun game (you know I'm a fan).  Hope you find time to play (and enjoy) it! 



So far, i've played a good game of Stars in Shadows (which i lost) and am finishing my other Campaign in Stardrive 2 (which i am not going to win either it seems)….

Interesting that you're still playing Stardrive 2.  I ended up removing it from my computer. 

I realized there are certain aspects of the game's diplomacy I don't care for (for example, other empires getting mad at you for colonizing planets inside your own borders really annoyed me).  In addition, I finally played often enough into the late game to discover I can't seem to avoid a CTD.  Not sure which bug is the culprit, but either way, I have more than enough other games to play to not waste my time on one that was abandoned by the developer. 

Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Huw the Poo on November 11, 2019, 03:41:08 PM
God dammit now I have to reinstall Fallen Enchantress!
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Gusington on November 11, 2019, 03:56:12 PM
I have the super deluxe boxed version of Fallen Enchantress from 100 years ago that came with the pewter dragon and all that jazz.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Sir Slash on November 11, 2019, 05:32:22 PM
 :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Huw the Poo on November 11, 2019, 11:35:59 PM
I have the super deluxe boxed version of Fallen Enchantress from 100 years ago that came with the pewter dragon and all that jazz.

Me too.  I was so hyped for the game.  Thanks to shipping and customs duty I ended up paying close to £100 for the game!
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Anguille on November 12, 2019, 01:38:04 AM
A problem I'm quite certain nearly all of us share.  I guess I just try to go for the more "realistic" approach, where I generally don't plan to play more than a couple games at a time (since I know I won't anyway, no matter what I intend).  :P 

I try it as well. But sometimes i see a game in my library and want to start it so i know i have something to come back to. I also usually play a couple of games at the time (i don't manage more).

Ha!  ;D 
Well it's a fun game (you know I'm a fan).  Hope you find time to play (and enjoy) it! 

I will, i will. My goal is to play all the games i have in my libraries and just not for 30 minutes. It's my commitment.

Interesting that you're still playing Stardrive 2.  I ended up removing it from my computer. 

I realized there are certain aspects of the game's diplomacy I don't care for (for example, other empires getting mad at you for colonizing planets inside your own borders really annoyed me).  In addition, I finally played often enough into the late game to discover I can't seem to avoid a CTD.  Not sure which bug is the culprit, but either way, I have more than enough other games to play to not waste my time on one that was abandoned by the developer.
Actually, i have some kind of cost benefit analysis of the games i play. I am happy if i have a ratio of 1 hour = 1 dollar spent on a game and this is the number of hours i want to achieve on the games i bought. I payed for Stradrive II 16 dollars and the DLC 10 dollars (= minimum 26 hours)...so far i played 32 hours of Stardrive 2 (a lot less than you i think) and had fun doing so (didn't have any CTD so far) while finishing at least two campaigns.

I lost my campaign yesterday but i think i selected too many stars. Next time i'll go with the standard 70 stars and hope i will this time.  ::)
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Gusington on November 12, 2019, 10:06:27 AM
I think I paid a silly ridiculous amount for it too Luckily I cannot remember. I do remember that at the time there were not a lot of fantasy strategy games out so I was also uber pumped.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Huw the Poo on November 12, 2019, 10:29:44 AM
I think I paid a silly ridiculous amount for it too Luckily I cannot remember. I do remember that at the time there were not a lot of fantasy strategy games out so I was also uber pumped.

That's true, barely any at all.  Probably one of the reasons I was so excited too.  Plus Stardock has always been a developer in which I have a reasonable amount of trust.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Gusington on November 12, 2019, 12:47:45 PM
Was the original release...in 2012?? God.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Martok on November 13, 2019, 02:31:17 AM
Interesting that you're still playing Stardrive 2.  I ended up removing it from my computer. 

I realized there are certain aspects of the game's diplomacy I don't care for (for example, other empires getting mad at you for colonizing planets inside your own borders really annoyed me).  In addition, I finally played often enough into the late game to discover I can't seem to avoid a CTD.  Not sure which bug is the culprit, but either way, I have more than enough other games to play to not waste my time on one that was abandoned by the developer.
Actually, i have some kind of cost benefit analysis of the games i play. I am happy if i have a ratio of 1 hour = 1 dollar spent on a game and this is the number of hours i want to achieve on the games i bought. I payed for Stradrive II 16 dollars and the DLC 10 dollars (= minimum 26 hours)...so far i played 32 hours of Stardrive 2 (a lot less than you i think) and had fun doing so (didn't have any CTD so far) while finishing at least two campaigns.

I lost my campaign yesterday but i think i selected too many stars. Next time i'll go with the standard 70 stars and hope i will this time.  ::)

Oh, I'm definitely not criticizing (apologies if I came off that way).  I was simply stating I'd finally reached a point where Stardrive 2 was no longer worth playing for me, and why. 

Indeed, Steam shows I played SD2 for over 300 hours, so there's no question I got my money's worth.  And given those numbers, I'd be a hypocrite for giving you crap over continuing to play the game in any case.  :P 



I have the super deluxe boxed version of Fallen Enchantress from 100 years ago that came with the pewter dragon and all that jazz.

Me too.  I was so hyped for the game.  Thanks to shipping and customs duty I ended up paying close to £100 for the game!

I still have the original Elemental box with the pewter dragon as well...somewhere.  (It's undoubtedly hiding in one of my too-many unopened boxes.)  I don't think I paid quite as much as you did, but it was still a pretty penny. 

A shame the original game turned out the way it did, and not just for the amount of dinarii we collectively spent on it.  There were some pretty cool concepts & mechanics planned for Elemental that either ended up not being implemented very well, or simply removed entirely. 




Was the original release...in 2012?? God.

2010, actually.  (Just think, Gus; we were both still in our thirties back then!)  :D 
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: FlickJax on November 13, 2019, 05:59:31 AM
2010, actually.  (Just think, Gus; we were both still in our thirties back then!)  :D

Kids!!!
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Anguille on November 13, 2019, 06:37:58 AM
Interesting that you're still playing Stardrive 2.  I ended up removing it from my computer. 

I realized there are certain aspects of the game's diplomacy I don't care for (for example, other empires getting mad at you for colonizing planets inside your own borders really annoyed me).  In addition, I finally played often enough into the late game to discover I can't seem to avoid a CTD.  Not sure which bug is the culprit, but either way, I have more than enough other games to play to not waste my time on one that was abandoned by the developer.
Actually, i have some kind of cost benefit analysis of the games i play. I am happy if i have a ratio of 1 hour = 1 dollar spent on a game and this is the number of hours i want to achieve on the games i bought. I payed for Stradrive II 16 dollars and the DLC 10 dollars (= minimum 26 hours)...so far i played 32 hours of Stardrive 2 (a lot less than you i think) and had fun doing so (didn't have any CTD so far) while finishing at least two campaigns.

I lost my campaign yesterday but i think i selected too many stars. Next time i'll go with the standard 70 stars and hope i will this time.  ::)

Oh, I'm definitely not criticizing (apologies if I came off that way).  I was simply stating I'd finally reached a point where Stardrive 2 was no longer worth playing for me, and why. 

Indeed, Steam shows I played SD2 for over 300 hours, so there's no question I got my money's worth.  And given those numbers, I'd be a hypocrite for giving you crap over continuing to play the game in any case.  :P 

Not at all, i was just trying to explain why i am still playing it (don't think i'll ever manage to play it as much as you did). Truth is that is that sometimes, it takes me years before i have the time to get into a game. I still have games in my library i swear i really really want to play but haven't done so for 20 years yet...they are in my library, looking at me and whispering...play me, play me  :D
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Gusington on November 13, 2019, 06:59:27 AM
Eek. In 2010 I was 36. And my daughters were 2 and 4.

Now I hide in my study when The Wife and MiniGus 1 and 2 all get their periods at the same time.

Someone send help!
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Sir Slash on November 13, 2019, 10:29:53 AM
I would think the week BEFORE would be the time to hide because anything with a penis is "The Enemy" then. 2010 Was the year I retired and I STILL have games I haven't played.  :hide:
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Huw the Poo on November 13, 2019, 10:41:28 AM
I still have the original Elemental box with the pewter dragon as well...somewhere.  (It's undoubtedly hiding in one of my too-many unopened boxes.)  I don't think I paid quite as much as you did, but it was still a pretty penny. 

Being in the UK I had to pay a lot for shipping.  Then it got stopped at customs and I had to pay another large fee to have it released.  This is on top of the cost of the CE itself of course, which if memory serves was already something like £65.  So yeah, more or less £100 in total.  I do like the game it became though, fortunately.  In fact I don't recall having much of a problem with it initially, although many did.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: JasonPratt on November 13, 2019, 01:02:01 PM
Dear mental diary: today I learned that Fallen Enchantress was released 9 years ago already, and also I'm older than Gus.


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THE AGE! IT BURRRRRNNNNSSSS!!
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Gusington on November 13, 2019, 01:41:49 PM
Many things are older than me. Dirt, for example.
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Anguille on November 13, 2019, 02:37:48 PM
Dear mental diary: today I learned that Fallen Enchantress was released 9 years ago already, and also I'm older than Gus.
THE AGE! IT BURRRRRNNNNSSSS!!
Same here...i always thought he was older than me  :pullhair:
Title: Re: Only to be with Friday
Post by: Gusington on November 13, 2019, 07:08:29 PM
I win the internet for today, fellers  :2funny: