Sessh's forum posts

#1 Edited by Sessh (816 posts) -

So they already changed their minds about the rules again. Gotta love the FIA.

"Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has revised its planned restrictions on pit-to-car radio and pit board messages ahead of this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.

Messages concerning a driver’s own performance will not be allowed, but the expected ban on those relating to car performance will now be postponed until 2015 to give teams more time to prepare."

Here is what's still not allowed/not allowed anymore.

Messages not permitted (by radio or pit board)

- Driving lines on the circuit.

- Contact with kerbs.

- Car set up parameters for specific corners.

- Comparative or absolute sector time detail of another driver.

- Speeds in corners compared to another driver.

- Gear selection compared with another driver.

- Gear selection in general.

- Braking points.

- Rate of braking compared to another driver.

- Rate of braking or application of brakes in general.

- Car stability under braking.

- Throttle application compared to another driver.

- Throttle application in general.

- Use of DRS compared with another driver.

- Use of any overtake button.

- Driving technique in general.

#2 Edited by Sessh (816 posts) -

I guess my first time with the internet was in school, where we had to create an e-mail account on hotmail, which I'm still using almost 20 years later.

After that it could very well also have been Earthworm Jim codes or codes for MDK, because fuck MDK.

#3 Posted by Sessh (816 posts) -

I don't know if Maldonado crashing can even be considered funny anymore, it's just routine by now.

#4 Posted by Sessh (816 posts) -

The time investment is so out of proportion it's insane.

It's different for a real MMO, where you have way more options than just "shoot this, then that", but this is something I can't see more than a few people even trying to complete.

#5 Posted by Sessh (816 posts) -

Excluding series with less than 3 entries, since this would go too long otherwise:

  • Mass Effect
  • Tales Series (excluding games that never came over to the West - also my overall favorite franchise)
  • Star Ocean
  • Final Fantasy (excluding 12, because I hated the fighting system)
  • Max Payne
  • Assassin's Creed
  • DMC
  • GTA
  • Silent Hill (excluding The Room, since I could never manage to beat the final boss)
  • Jedi Knight
  • Star Wars Trilogy on SNES
  • Souls Series
  • Diablo
  • Sid Meier's Civilization
  • Serious Sam
  • Warcraft (excluding WOW)
  • Bioshock

I'm probably forgetting a few.

#6 Edited by Sessh (816 posts) -

I've played MGS 1 for the first time about 5 or so months ago (got the Legacy Collection), since back in the day I didn't have a Playstation when it got out, and while I also struggled with some of the controls (the sniper rifle scope is just bad, some of the more precise movements can be tough, etc.) overall it's really not that bad. Especially not when you consider how old the game is, so yes, this was certainly great when it came out, and is still pretty damn good now (including game-play wise).

The main reason I think the Drew playthrough looks bad to some is that a) playing the game only once every few days/weeks sucks for something like this and b) Drew learned a lot of things wrongly, and is now afraid of experimentation.

For example, there's no reason why you would ever try and need to use the auto look on for weapons, just line up shots from just outside a guards vision cone and you are golden. Also you don't have to avoid guards by a huge space or use boxes so often to get by them, since you can just run around them and they won't ever see you when you are even just an inch outside of their vision cone, but since Drew is now so afraid of failure (which is something I don't get, because who cares, the community certainly doesn't) he goes out of his way to play it "safe", which then time and time again leads to him being discovered.

I'm not saying there is a right or wrong way to play this game, but you can seriously overthink this stuff (happened to me in a lot of other games) and it will only get you in trouble and lessen your enjoyment.

#7 Posted by Sessh (816 posts) -

I only watched parts of the race and thus am still not all to sure what I really should think about Formula E, but so far it doesn't grip me much.

Also that accident was just insane. One of the stupidest things I've seen in years, so hopefully Prost will get a huge penalty.

#8 Posted by Sessh (816 posts) -

Pretty fun race once again, but sadly another disaster for Ferrari.

Also it was really interesting that Rosberg actually showed some nerves this time around.

Magnussen penalty was uncalled for, but apparently he has been warned about defending to late multiple times in previous races, so they probably decided to finally penalize him just so he learns from it.

#9 Edited by Sessh (816 posts) -
  • It's really easy to grind out affection through the friendship potions you can get from the Poker mini game. (In the bar in Duval.)
  • I've found crafting to be mostly useless. (Only some weapons seem okay, at certain points in the game.)
  • You eventually get all the debt rewards, even if you are not paying max. amounts early on.

Honestly the only thing I've found to be difficult in this one, are some of the battle challenges. (It's Star Ocean 4 all over again. Well, luckily not really.) Right now I'm at 54/68, and for some of them I have no idea what the game even wants me to do, so that's great. (I have no idea what attack is supposed to prevent enemies from back steps. Also, are they even back stepping, ever?)

Others seem possible, but don't make much sense, if I'm not seriously missing something (which is certainly possible). E.g. combing a spirite arte into a martial arte, since only Gaius even seems to have a martial arte combo. Also I've had dozens of 9+ arte combos that ended in mystic artes, and they didn't count for the challenge.

#10 Edited by Sessh (816 posts) -

No 8-4, no Powerbombcast, only occasionally anything DOTA (I watched LOL play in the Recreational). Love everything else.