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unnamednewbie13
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Ark 2 is being promoted. First Ark is free to claim on Steam (also 3 dlcs), until it's not. I clicked the button and will get around installing probably never.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Thank you. I got it and plan to never play it either.

Newbie, do you remember this game from 1998?


I tried to get it working on Win 10 awhile ago and it will not work. One of the greatest games I ever played. I would kill to play an updated version of it. No other tank games have campaigns and stuff like it.
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unnamednewbie13
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I played Novalogic sims.

M1TPII is on Steam for *coughs* $10, can probably get it on good sales every now and then. Says it works with Win 10, but one of the reviews said it won't out of the box for Win 11. Another comment cited issues with gsync.

World of Tanks kind of soured the video game tank experience for me, but I'm aware that what that game is isn't trying to be one of these.
War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
+563|6200|Purplicious Wisconsin

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

I played Novalogic sims.

M1TPII is on Steam for *coughs* $10, can probably get it on good sales every now and then. Says it works with Win 10, but one of the reviews said it won't out of the box for Win 11. Another comment cited issues with gsync.

World of Tanks kind of soured the video game tank experience for me, but I'm aware that what that game is isn't trying to be one of these.
World of Tanks is garbage. Armored Warfare and Warthunder were better experiences for me. Still annoyed at there being prototypes that never saw combat or service or in world of tanks case made up vehicles.
The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
unnamednewbie13
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IMO,

Armored Warfare was fun, for awhile. Played lots of PVE (similarly to WoWS), but got tired of the dated physics. Avoided WT because I thought I'd get into it too much. WoT felt like a good arcade balance, but WG's moneymaking strategy bled too deeply into the gameplay. Even so, I could've looked past that and the paper tanks if the community wasn't hot garbage. I think I booted it up once after they reworked vehicle equipment loadouts, but I didn't feel like learning a bunch of new stuff for it. Or getting caught at the end of a match by some clan like "hey, we noticed you have an Obj 907/Chieftain/whatever, we need more of those!" ugh, the clan meta was so duuullll.

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War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
+563|6200|Purplicious Wisconsin

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

IMO,

Armored Warfare was fun, for awhile. Played lots of PVE (similarly to WoWS), but got tired of the dated physics. Avoided WT because I thought I'd get into it too much. WoT felt like a good arcade balance, but WG's moneymaking strategy bled too deeply into the gameplay. Even so, I could've looked past that and the paper tanks if the community wasn't hot garbage. I think I booted it up once after they reworked vehicle equipment loadouts, but I didn't feel like learning a bunch of new stuff for it. Or getting caught at the end of a match by some clan like "hey, we noticed you have an Obj 907/Chieftain/whatever, we need more of those!" ugh, the clan meta was so duuullll.
Well a few years back, I took a break from Armored Warfare and they completely reset my progress due to not playing combined with online matches being difficult to find that I just straight up quit that game. Can't even get a PVE game, then again don't want to work my way up the tech tree all over again.

Warthunder is a bit more realistic as it is more on hitting weakpoints of vehicles or killing the crew of enemy vehicles to get a kil. Also doesn't have a spotting system like World of Tanks', it is your eyeball and binoculars to spot vehiclesl. Plus you can use all weaponry, including machine guns as there are aircraft and unarmored vehicles even in higher tiers. Some problems are the way they tier the vehicles sometimes is weird and of course still some prototype vehicles, although there isn't BS like Tiger I's with long 88's or any other guns that weren't ever on the vehicle that world of tanks takes liberties of. Almost all vehicles have the correct guns in warthunder which is appreciative. It is too bad I started playing warthunder when I started to stop playing videogames routinely.

Last edited by War Man (2022-06-20 18:05:16)

The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
unnamednewbie13
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I thought in WoT that you had to get the Tiger II before mounting the long 88. Could be remembering it wrong, I suppose.

Dick move on AW's part, I wouldn't grind from scratch either. I suppose if my account's affected too, all that I have left is the one premium tank I deigned to buy. Wouldn't be the first time something like that's happened to an account of mine, either. When Star Trek Online changed hands, my account data was lost and no amount of tech support saying "oh, man, we'll get on that" ever amounted to anything. Oh well, I think I'd covered most of the unique content by that point anyway.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

I played Novalogic sims.

M1TPII is on Steam for *coughs* $10, can probably get it on good sales every now and then. Says it works with Win 10, but one of the reviews said it won't out of the box for Win 11. Another comment cited issues with gsync.

World of Tanks kind of soured the video game tank experience for me, but I'm aware that what that game is isn't trying to be one of these.
I didn't know this was available on steam. I have wanted to play this game for over a decade. Thanks. +1
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unnamednewbie13
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fwp: I am so very tired of clickwrap license agreements. A game I played plenty without it ever having brought up such a thing up just put mandatory clickwrap agreement on the launch window. A tiny steam window with tiny text that I cannot resize, and a full revolution of my mouse wheel maybe covers 3% of its length. No table of contents, no search function to get to the meat of the matter. If the devil wanted to claim souls this would be the perfect means. "Why am I in the abyss?!" "*checks notes* You played Dutyfield 1940-Clancy on June 6 2012? Yeah, should've read the fine print on page 497. Also the terms were altered in 2014, and again in 2015, requiring three separate clicks each. Should have paid attention when they showed up before the main menu."

It's always the same, one-sided stuff. Demands from and threats to the consumer, forcing them to accept every last draconic term to proceed. Very rarely concessions or promises from the company. Clickwrap, if it exists, should be at the forefront of a purchase and not something expected of a user after a transaction. It should be well parsed, easy to navigate and have a tl;dr section so that at the very least, people who want to skim through will still be awake enough to play the damn game when they're done. If terms are changed later, I should be offered a complete refund on the game and any/all DLC/microtransactions.

Why is it always games with such full length legal tomes? I never had to do this on a Super Nintendo. The most I have to deal with when watching a movie is an anti-piracy warning. I can buy a gun or a car faster than I can familiarize myself with a video game's TOS/EULA.
unnamednewbie13
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

I found your ultimate game, Dilbert.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1332010/Stray/
https://i.imgur.com/pExVkjs.jpg
I'm kind of surprised you haven't caught onto this.

People are already posting cat photos:

SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+605|3205
"This is why i hate video games" - girl
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DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+791|6170|United States of America
Was looking through my Steam purchase history and game library and had a wave of nostalgia hit me for Alien Swarm. Was an unexpected gem for me in the early 2010s to jump in and play with randos. I wonder if I could scrap together a group and try and play a couple maps again.

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unnamednewbie13
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That looks like one I played quite a bit of years back. Teams usually wiped though.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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GTA 6 confirmed. \_/

I kind of don't want to spend time in that universe.
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unnamednewbie13
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Hasn't it been confirmed since like forever now? I'll probably play it like I played GTA 5: on sale and for a few weekends of admiring the workmanship in the environment building until I get bored and move on.
SuperJail Warden
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https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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Max political power and 100% stability, lmao.
unnamednewbie13
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+2,012|6258|USA

Steam alerted me to Dead Space. "2008?" I thought. No, 2023.

Pass, and the recycled title makes it even easier.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+605|3205
I really don't like survival horror games. I am not sure why someone would like to play a game about running away from things.
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RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,726|6223|Oxferd Ohire
Cities skylines has a free weekend and I'm trying it. Not what I expected and didn't have a good time on first bootup. Trying again tonight.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
unnamednewbie13
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It's one of those games that, like Sims 4, is helped along immensely by the modding community. If you buy the thing I'd suggest looking at a few modpacks on Steam Workshop.

e: I don't know if there's a better city planner out there currently. It sucks that EA has Simx under its thumb but barely does anything with it.

Last edited by unnamednewbie13 (2022-11-11 05:39:02)

RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,726|6223|Oxferd Ohire
Maybe. My biggest issues were idk how to make farms and everything needs to be stupid close to a road for some reason. I wanted a very spread out rural area.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
unnamednewbie13
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Most of my familiarity comes from videos, but you should be able to manage that with dirt roads and not too much asphalt. Will need to find fertile land and district. Should be in the tutorials, or some guide. A free weekend isn't a whole lot of time to do much from scratch.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+605|3205

RTHKI wrote:

Maybe. My biggest issues were idk how to make farms and everything needs to be stupid close to a road for some reason. I wanted a very spread out rural area.
Why are you trying to build a rural housing development in a game titled "Cities"?


Why can't I build a skyscraper in farming simulator?
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,726|6223|Oxferd Ohire
in simcity id make a rural area and slowly grow it into a city

either way not into cities skylines
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