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Offline MetalDog

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Popular FRIDAY
« on: September 04, 2020, 05:36:46 AM »


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So it's a long weekend here in the States.  Monday is Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer.  Covid will put the kibosh on most traditional celebrations, but, I hope you at least have a beer and a brat to acknowledge the passing of summer.  It's also the weekend before the NFL kicks off and a lot of fantasy football drafts will be held.  I have one online Sunday night and another Tuesday night.  As far as gaming, there will be some Civ IV mp, including teaching a neophyte the finer points of the game, I will duel in the Arena, and explore some more of Pillars of Eternity.  I wish you happy gaming my Groggies!
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Re: Popular FRIDAY
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 05:52:04 AM »
MD...I usually like your song choices but this one, well, let's just say not so much.   :-[     Playing more Grand Tactician Civil War this weekend.  Recent updates have fixed many of the early-access release issues.

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 06:37:05 AM »
Ouch - denied by the Ray man, as Clyde Frazier would say.

Will be going further into Aragami, which I really like and playing a Japanese campaign of AoEII against the Chinese and Koreans to feel better about my loss this week in Rise of the Samurai.

And as the seasons change, so does the gaming - Divinity: Original Sin 2, The Witcher 2, TW: Warhammer, and Outlast are beckoning.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 06:41:09 AM »
Should be able to get some good grilling in, weather looking good in Jersey.

Continue working on my deck project and maybe some cardboard gaming with my kids.

On the digital side continuing my Shadow Empire, Witcher 3 and Fire Emblem Three Houses games.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 06:46:48 AM »
...   Playing more Grand Tactician Civil War this weekend.  Recent updates have fixed many of the early-access release issues.

I haven't touched this game in a week.  Has it really shaped up a bit since the EA release?

Not sure what I'll be playing this weekend but I do plan on playing the usual round or two of Heroes & Generals.  I've also got a Dominions 5 PBEM going on with some of my fellow grogs.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 07:09:48 AM »
Lordy, I've no idea what I'll be puttering around with.   :-\

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2020, 07:18:30 AM »
...   Playing more Grand Tactician Civil War this weekend.  Recent updates have fixed many of the early-access release issues.

I haven't touched this game in a week.  Has it really shaped up a bit since the EA release?


The 1861 start campaign plays significantly better now.  I got to early June (if I remember correctly it starts in late February, 1861) and will continue to see how it plays out.  Recruiting brigades and building armies is a much slower process, more realistic.  For example, you can no longer build a 40K+ army in the East to threaten Richmond by mid-March, 1861.  The naval/fleet game still needs more work and there are bugs in assigning, reassigning and transferring generals between armies.

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Re: Popular FRIDAY
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2020, 09:06:46 AM »
...   Playing more Grand Tactician Civil War this weekend.  Recent updates have fixed many of the early-access release issues.

I haven't touched this game in a week.  Has it really shaped up a bit since the EA release?


The 1861 start campaign plays significantly better now.  I got to early June (if I remember correctly it starts in late February, 1861) and will continue to see how it plays out.  Recruiting brigades and building armies is a much slower process, more realistic.  For example, you can no longer build a 40K+ army in the East to threaten Richmond by mid-March, 1861.  The naval/fleet game still needs more work and there are bugs in assigning, reassigning and transferring generals between armies.

That sounds great.  I'll try it again with my existing 1961 campaign but I bet I will have to restart a new 1961 campaign to see the fixes take affect.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2020, 10:33:14 AM »
...   Playing more Grand Tactician Civil War this weekend.  Recent updates have fixed many of the early-access release issues.

I haven't touched this game in a week.  Has it really shaped up a bit since the EA release?


The 1861 start campaign plays significantly better now.  I got to early June (if I remember correctly it starts in late February, 1861) and will continue to see how it plays out.  Recruiting brigades and building armies is a much slower process, more realistic.  For example, you can no longer build a 40K+ army in the East to threaten Richmond by mid-March, 1861.  The naval/fleet game still needs more work and there are bugs in assigning, reassigning and transferring generals between armies.

That sounds great.  I'll try it again with my existing 1961 campaign but I bet I will have to restart a new 1961 campaign to see the fixes take affect.

EDIT:  I got into late June.  The 1861 campaign is still badly broken.  Walk into Richmond via Alexandria and Fredericksburg and never encountered one Reb army.

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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2020, 12:29:44 PM »
Falling in Reverse.... I remember seeing them at some festival where I went to catch Slayer and Tool.  These dudes were one of the earlier bands on the bill, and all I really remember about them is breakdowns.  Breakdowns, breakdowns, and more breakdowns.  Breakdowns within breakdowns.  Blegh.  Give me riffs, not chugs.   8)  (Actually, come to think of it, maybe the band was Motionless in White?  I dunno, these metalcore bands tend to blur together for me...)

Anyways, this weekend I'll be switching between Wasteland 3, Crusader Kings 3, Dominions 5 multiplayer, and maybe some Killing Floor 2 to mix it up a bit.  Also, I just rewatched Kingdom of Heaven to hype myself up for the CK3 release.  Long as hell film, but damn it's good.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2020, 12:49:40 PM »
^Love me some Kingdom of Heaven. I'll watch anything that Jeremy Irons is in. He could be reading the menu at Denny's and make it compelling.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2020, 03:50:09 PM »
@ Ray and al, re: Falling In Reverse:  I didn't like the song when they first started playing it around here.  Just seemed like another of the new genre of songs that are similar in some way, put out by similarly interchangeable bands.  Then it started to grow on me.  Hadn't seen the video before last night.  Thought it was a pretty neat little mini movie.  I'll try again next week and see if I can tickle the musical taste buds of the Grog collective.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2020, 04:26:57 PM »
Lordy, I've no idea what I'll be puttering around with.   :-\

  I have an idea or two and I really think I ought to try to play some of the things everybody else is playing.  Crusader Kings III, maybe?  Someday?  But meanwhile HLL, boardgames, Clod Tobruk, Carrier Battles for Guadalcanal (CB4G?)...

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2020, 05:04:04 PM »
Welp.  With a guest taking over the guest/computer room for the long weekend, seems I'm stuck with the ol' lappy.  So, Tiller's Campaign series and Rocksmith it is, then!

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2020, 05:19:34 PM »
Your pc is in the guest room?? Fatal error.
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