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  1. Sargon is wrong about pretty much everything. This is just one example of the way he consistently misrepresents his sources. Here's another: Dude's not only a piece of garbage, he's a fucking joke.
  2. We're linking to fucking Sargon of Akkad as a credible source now? The dude who's been repeatedly endorsed by actual neo-nazis? Oh dear lord my sides. Gamergate was a hate campaign. Nothing more.
  3. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    The impression I get is that most people didn't use the squadmate controls in the OT so they don't notice the lack of squad controls or don't care. It was perfectly possible to play without them before if you wanted to.
  4. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Squadmates feel mostly useless in combat in ME:A. If I stand there and do nothing and just let them fight it takes them forever to kill a single enemy. My damage seems to exceed theirs by leaps and bounds so I just do everything. You can prime and trigger your own combos so you don't need them for that. Every once in a while the timing will line up and I'll trigger a combo off of an ability they just used, but basically they're just there for the ambient dialogue. How it seems to me so far anyway. Maybe on insanity they play more of a role, and I'll probably find out soon. I pushed the difficulty up to hardcore and most combat encounters still feel trivially easy. I might just be really over leveled or something though.
  5. Scott Lynch's THORN OF EMBERLAIN

    Oh god, not here too...
  6. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    The Normandy had two bathrooms. Men's and women's. You could only go into the one that corresponded to your Shepard's sex though, EDI would tell you off if you tried to go into the other one.
  7. What's For Dinner, Take 7

    I had a leftover russet potato and most of an onion from cooking burgers and fries the other night (garlic rosemary baked fries, they were amazing) so I decided to do breakfast potatoes and eggs for dinner. For whatever reason though, I have always been really, really bad at cooking scrambled eggs the normal way (in a skillet, scraping the eggs toward the center with a spatula). I use the Gordon Ramsay method and that always works out pretty well, but since I was going to be doing the potatoes and onions in a frying pan and I didn't want to have to wash two different pots I decided to try the normal method. Fucked them up as always. Burnt and tasted weird as a result. What sorcery must I employ to make this work properly? Potatoes were good though.
  8. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    You've got to be kidding me. I'm gonna have to go through everyone's full menu again. I sort of noticed this with PeeBee. One of the options just says "flirting" but it's been different things at different times which seems really lazy on the part of the devs. It's never grayed out though which is the only reason I've tried it more than once. She's the only character where that's the case too. Everyone else's flirt options read like normal dialogue choices.
  9. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Yeah, the menus and the map are fucking terrible. As someone who is bothered by exclamation points and must constantly clear all notifications I spend entirely too much time digging through the inventory and subfolders of fucking subfolders in the quest log to clear them out. Even more annoying is the notification icon sometimes bugs and gets stuck even though I've cleared all of the actual new items in the list.
  10. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Also strange considering the first time it got pushed back EA said they were willing to delay it further if the team requested more time. Maybe that was PR bullshit and they really pressured them to get it out for the end of the 2016 fiscal year but I dunno. I know this is the first full game this particular team has made, so I'm really hoping they learn from all this and get their shit together for the rest of the trilogy because overall I'm enjoying it as well. When it's on, it's really on. It just falls right the fuck off way too often. Makes a lot of sense. It's only the human faces (including Asari) that look really off to me anyway, the other aliens look fine for the most part. I'm sitting at around 30 right now I think, just got to Kadara. The first Architect I fought was amazing, highlight of the game so far. The second lacked the same feeling since I already knew the mechanics and it was overall easier. I think it had less health than the first one I fought. Or maybe I was doing loads more damage by then. I should increase the difficulty, most fights are feeling pretty trivial on normal now.
  11. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Another example of the wonkiness of Andromeda's writing.
  12. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    We're 100% on the same page here.
  13. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    I'm on PC. I've seen a few other people on the EA forums with similar issues, some of us are just getting unlucky I guess. It just happened again a little while ago, I had to leave a planet and come back to get a certain NPC to spawn so I could finish a quest. On a more positive note (Ice planet spoilers):
  14. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    I was going to post something about the exact same issues. People mentioning things that haven't happened yet is a major issue that keeps happening for me. The spoiler stuff you posted really annoyed me as well. That could have been handled so much better without having to get bogged down in any kind of unnecessary detail. Even a throwaway line to explain would have been alright. The other problem I keep running into is items that I need to scan or interact with bugging out. The first time it happened was as soon as you get to the Nexus after Habitat 7, I couldn't activate the tram to go to the next area and reloading the most recent save (from when I was already on the Nexus) didn't help. I had to reload a save from Habitat 7 and replay a portion of it before it would work. And this sort of thing keeps happening. All over Hoth I keep having to reload saves and redo combat sequences so I can scan something that bugged out. Extremely frustrating.
  15. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    The way it works is certain abilities are combo primers and others are combo detonators. So flamethrower for example is a primer, when you use it on unshielded enemies they catch on fire and then if you or one of your teammates hits them with a combo detonator (like Concussive Shot or Overload) it pops and they take a ton of damage. As far as I know you can hit the enemy with the primer and detonator yourself, or detonate enemies your squadmates primed, and they can detonate enemies you've primed. It's kinda random unless you do it all yourself though because you can't tell your damn teammates when to use their abilities. So dumb. As far as I know there's no way to set ability priorities either, no. They just use stuff when they feel like it. Which keeps leading to Cora bio-charging at enemies who are in the air that are already about to die and then just falling to the ground looking like a moron.
  16. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    I had this problem as well, if you press Tab it takes you straight back into the game. The way combos work is that certain abilities will set an enemy up for a combo activation. When the enemy you're aiming at is susceptible to one the ability on your hot bar will blink, and if you use it on them they'll explode or catch on fire or something and it does loads more damage.
  17. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    I think the floatiness is better than it was in 3, but it still lacks that satisfying impact and weight that ME2's combat had.
  18. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    No there's not. Just the 3 abilities you have on your quick bar now. You can't give your party members commands anymore, except to make them move to a certain spot. One of the changes I'm not happy about.
  19. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    There are fairly significant parts before and after he's lost at sea with other characters from what I remember, and the frame narrative where he's giving an interview about the whole thing so...not really. Plus he's always got Richard Parker the Tiger with him. Loved that movie.
  20. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Damn, I only ever got chocolate and peeps for Easter I used to love those peeps. I bet if I ate one now I'd feel sick though.
  21. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    I thought the ending of Firewatch was pretty much perfect personally. Really great game.
  22. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Minor but cool detail I just noticed: Some characters in Andromeda will call your character by their first name if you leave it as the default. Pretty nice addition.
  23. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Yeah the problem is that seems to be all you can do. I've only just gotten to the Tempest part so there's the possibility things open up later but up till now it's been "Would you like to deliver this next line with a slightly more jovial or professional tone?" or sometimes "Would you like to be forthright with your feelings or a bit more stoic?" And every once in a while they spoil you with all four choices at once! Nothing you pick seems to make an actual difference though. I'm planning to restart for the full release anyway and I'll pick all different options to see if the conversations actually go any differently. On another note, it's funny how the little things can get you. Apart from the conversation issues I've mostly enjoyed what I've played of the story so far but it never gave me that Mass Effect feeling at all. Right after you take off in the Tempest though and exit the galaxy map you're greeted with the sight of the Nexus through the window, and you turn around to walk back through the ship and I noticed the lighting had changed and it was the same cold, blue lighting you got on the Normandy when you were out in space and all of a sudden I got that Mass Effect feeling again. Just because of the damn lighting change. How silly is that? I want to love this game dammit.
  24. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    I ended up playing a bit of the story last night because impatience, and I gotta say my biggest gripe with it is how pointless the dialogue choices feel. It doesn't really seem to matter what you pick because Ryder's personality is pretty predetermined. So you can be slightly more casual, or slightly more professional, but as far as I can tell you're pretty much always saying the same thing. I've yet to see any opportunity to be a dick, and even though I dislike being a dick in games that concerns me. I really hope the conversation options open up later on, because if this is all there is I'm going to be majorly disappointed.
  25. Video Games: Next Stop... Andromeda

    Finished Horizon today, actually ended up getting the platinum trophy without even realizing it. Apparently I had just done everything there was to do before I beat the game. Total time played clocked in at 50 hours almost on the nose. The last few main story missions are really, really well done and answered pretty much all of the questions I had. Everything that I worried was going to be left unexplained, or that wouldn't make sense, they thought of. Everything builds to a very satisfying conclusion right up to the sequel hook. Apparently they're going to be releasing some story DLC for it as well, looking forward to that. --- Played a couple rounds of Andromeda multiplayer mainly cause I wanted to see how the game runs and how combat feels, no complaints in either department. Seems to be a good port and the combat feels pretty much like ME3's did with one massive improvement, the "floatiness" for lack of a better term. ME2's combat has this really satisfying weight and impact to it that just wasn't there in 3. It seems to be back in Andromeda, very happy about that. I'm itching to jump into the story mode but I'll at least wait for Monday night. I don't want to burn through the trial this weekend and then have to wait to continue