thinking of touchin wawrfraem, is the community pretty receptive to noobs?
Well, it's pretty ok. There's an incredible amount of things you can do wrong. The game has a laughable tutorial that wastes your time by teaching you how to point your mouse and useless shit like that but fails to even explain basic movement skills. None of the game modes are explained at all and you can really fuck your team up if you don't know what you're doing. That said, the community seemed relatively laid back to me. Got a lot of helpful, friendly players and got screamed at once in dozens of hours (classic "you could've explained what I did wrong in half the words you used to try and insult me" type of shit). The bigger problem are overpowered players that farm low-level areas in coop mode and can leave you hanging fighting impossible odds while they're untouchable and rushing bosses and such. But they simply don't give a shit about you instead of screaming at you in my experience. The game isn't that well balanced for solo play either. Consider watching some tutorials or teaming up with people you know to solve that.
Yeah, been playing that (although I think I'm over it, fun game though) and SolForge which I really like.
Trying to play Hearthstone, but it's frustrating when I'm losing to people just because my deck sucks (as it is one of the preconstructed ones) and I haven't played enough to earn good cards to make my own, rather than I made a mistake.
It sucks extra hard that the only balanced mode, the Arena, is locked behind a paywall too. Which either means more money, or more grinding. Either way I'm shafted.
TF2, although I started playing when it was $20.
Honestly, TF2 is pretty much the only game I play at all at the moment. I am busy so only have like 1 or 2 hours on the weekend to play a few rounds.
I also stopped using the micro-transactions a few months ago, the amount of hats they added is just silly.
I used played a bunch of free to play games, Runescape (a personal shame/guilty pleasure),TF2, I dabbled with some Planetside 2 and Marvel: Heroes but they didn't grab me for very long.
League of Legends was the most recent one, a bunch of my friends want me to get back into it but I have some kind of queue anxiety with games like that, it's kind of preventing me from wanting to go back (but I still might).
I am currently playing Path of Exile as my main game and its the best f2p game out there for me. I gave them 20 dollars for more bank slots and called it a day. Seriously so much fun and fair. Not many f2p games I can claim being fair for the people actually playing the game. You really don't have to spend money at all to enjoy it.
Forza 5 is full of free to play microtransactions is what I think he was getting at.
Saying it's from the Forza 5 QL doesn't help unless you know the original context of the "Never" picture.
I'm begrudgingly getting back into The Old Republic because I really want to get through some of the stories. The restrictions are pretty brutal, even if you're a "Preferred" player.
I tend to check out F2P games and stop after 10 minutes to an hour. Sometimes I'll go back to them thinking I didn't give it a fair shake, like Rift which I reinstalled yesterday, only to play it again for 10 minutes and say fuck it. Uninstall.
Path of Exile also seemed cool but I'm still going through Torchlight 2 and enjoying that. DOTA 2 is great though, I'll get into that for a week or two and then take a break. Doesn't really work out when I get back into it and kinda suck, but whatever. I did play a lot of Star Trek Online, and quite enjoyed it until the UI got borked on my old 5x4 monitor. Still, the ship combat was tons of fun. I might start that up again now that I think about it.
If it hasn't changed since I last played (which was over a year ago in the closed beta, so it may have), every class is exactly the same; the only thing that changes is where you start on the passive skill tree.
It hasn't changed. The classes still only determine where you start in the skill ... web.
I continue to play Dota 2, a little Warthunder once in a while, and just started dabbling in PoE. I haven't played TF2 in a while. I should change that.