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16  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Hearthstone on: July 17, 2014, 09:10:17 AM
New expansion coming out soon, not sure how I feel about the business model though. Time will tell, but it does look pretty awesome.
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 17, 2014, 09:08:11 AM
So, I checked out some gameplay and I'm starting to get interested.
How does it play in single player mode? Real time combat with AI controlled team or pause with full control over your party?
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 17, 2014, 09:04:21 AM
So I was wrong about Borderlands being a second week addition to the 2k humble (x-com complete pack instead).
It's worth it just for the Bioshock games and specops: the line so I'm probably going to pick it up anyway.

Still making my way through Dead Space. Up to chapter 8 so I'm getting pretty close to completing my first run (though its technically my second playthrough).
I'm not entirely sure what you get the second time around other than the
combat rig
which you get very early on.
The game hits a sweet spot with me, a great blend of shooter elements with story, exploration, progression and atmosphere.
19  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Wildstar on: July 15, 2014, 10:05:52 AM

How are they handling payments during the beta phase. Subscription model already in place or is it "free" until the game goes gold?

Game was officially released June 3rd. Purchase comes with your standard free 30 days.

My bad, I misread the OP (specifically the 9 days open beta part) and though it was still in beta with preorders running.
Wasn't really interested at first but I might look into it after all.
20  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Wildstar on: July 15, 2014, 09:45:51 AM
Purchase + Subscription. I realize it's not everyone's favorite model, but the devs make it worth it. They plan (and so far have successfully implemented) to release an "Ultradrop" at the end of each month filled with loads of extra content. The end of the first month (last month) they released a drop with two new level 50 zones, a bunch of costume and decor stuff, and a plethora of general fixes. The drop at the end of this month has already been revealed to include a new PvP Battleground and a bunch of yet-to-be-announced content as well.

Plus if you find you're making a ton of money in the game, you can buy game time with in-game currency from other players thanks to the C.R.E.D.D system (This also works in the opposite direction, i.e. if you have extra cash you can buy game time and sell it to players in-game)

I actually prefer a subscription model to one based around microtransactions (not to mention double dipping with microtransactions AND a subscription which is a major no-no in my book) because at the very least it puts everyone on even ground without making you feel like you're missing out on something unless you pay up. Obviously, its not my favourite model by a long shot, but I can live with it as long as the monthly fee isn't ridiculous.
How are they handling payments during the beta phase. Subscription model already in place or is it "free" until the game goes gold?
21  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: Shameless advertisment section/sticky thread on: July 15, 2014, 09:20:25 AM
If you are wanting to advertise something of your own, we generally let people advertise their youtubes/deviantarts/game stores/whatever if they are an active member of the community and they aren't being scammers.

I'm not suggesting something to specifically entice advertising, only somewhere to put it when it pops up.
Whenever someone makes a topic like that in one of the main sections, it tends to make some people rather angry.
This works as a triple negative because it annoys forum regulars, generates negative feedback for the poster that may otherwise have been positive (based on negative emotions adverts tend to bring out when placed somewhere that they don't belong) and acts as minor clutter.
22  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Shameless advertisment section/sticky thread on: July 15, 2014, 08:12:38 AM
Every now and again people come through these boards advertising something, be it their indie game, youtube channel, website etc. Might be nice to have a section to house all of these. It would keep the main sections cleaner while making these topics more accessible to anyone that's actually interested.
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 15, 2014, 06:31:05 AM
The price tag is kind of steep in proportion to my level of interest for the title so there's no way I'm picking it up until its on a massive discount.
There is one piece of DLC worth pointing out though:
... and an in-game item "Zandalor's Trunks", magical underwear that comments on whatever is going on.
24  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Wildstar on: July 15, 2014, 06:20:05 AM
So what's the current business model? Single purchase, subscription, microtransactions?
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 15, 2014, 05:48:49 AM
Super tempted to pick up the 2k humble and go on a Bioshock binge (once I'm done replaying Dead Space), especially since I'm pretty sure that the second week bonus games will include Borderlands GOTY (I will be very surprised if it doesn't).
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 12, 2014, 12:40:24 PM
Started a new play through of Dead Space and decided to do it on a stream. I rarely replay games but this is one of those cases where I knew I'd want to come back to it some time for another run.
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 12, 2014, 06:18:53 AM
I have been keeping my eye on this one, but havent picked it up because of the games backlog.

One thing i was very interested in was the co-op aspect as that seemed like a real innovation in an old school style rpg like this.

I'm the exact opposite. I want any multiplayer aspects to stay well away from an RPG unless its specifically built from the ground up as an MMO (Souls games being the notable exception because of the rather unusual implementation). In fact, I don't even like having to rely on other people in MMOs. An RPG is something I like to play my way at my own pace.
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 11, 2014, 09:35:08 AM
I am basically sitting at work trying to concentrate and find I'm thinking specifically about this game. That hasn't happened in a good long while. Coming off the back of E3 and a whole bunch of bad game buys the last several months this thing has been like an oasis.

Larian actually made a divinity game that isn't mediocre? That hasn't happened since... has that actually happened before? I may have to look into this.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good Game For When You're Sick? on: July 11, 2014, 04:22:42 AM
SaGa Frontier. Short stories, can clear 1 of em in a good day or two, simple mechanics and layout, turnbased, and grindy. Plus, no spinning camera to make nauseous players vomit.

To this day that game is burned into my memory as the worst commercial jRPG I ever got my hands on (and I've played some stinkers). SaGa Frontier 2 on the other hand is a different story, so if you're going for a SaGa game, save yourself the pain and pick up the second one instead.
30  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: The Last Guardian on: July 11, 2014, 04:16:32 AM
I actually meant to type Project Morpheus, since that is related to Sony, but yeah... many are clinging on to hope, that this game is still coming out (I still do, since the game was revealed too early). I mean, I still cling-on to Shenmue III, and it's been 13 years ;)

That would be a pretty terrible idea. Plenty of games would benefit from a VR gimmick, but TLG isn't one of them. That is of course, unless they decided to turn it into a 1st person exploration game. If that's the case, then it might work as a Project Morpheus title, not so great for a spiritual successor to ICO though.
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