Terramagi's forum posts

#1 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Zaccheus said:

I have on super bad situation where my guy was flanked on both sides and had 2 bars of health left. I managed to run and gun the other guy but missed twice on the other. In a desperate attempt I fired a rocket right at the last enemy so that the guy who had only 2 health was barely outside the range of it. 90% accuracy is pretty good, but I had at least one rocket miss by a mile during my playthrough. Luckily not this time. When the guy was surrounded I immediately "knew" he was dead so I was pretty damn pleased that he didn't. This was on Ironman of course.

I had a Heavy surrounded by 3 Cryssalids throw a grenade at his own feet in order to soften them up for the rest of my team that was in range to take them out.

#2 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@SSully said:

@Bocam said:

@Sweep said:

“This kind of reaction is not uncommon, for Skyler in particular and for women – often wives – on top-drawer TV dramas in general. Characters like Skyler become targets of vituperation unimaginable to their male counterparts, most of whom engage in vastly more destructive and immoral behavior every episode. By failing to indulge every whim of the male antiheroes around whom their shows are built, the women become obstacles to those men getting exactly what they want when they want it at all times, which is the core fantasy of antihero fiction. Cold cunning, ruthlessness, rage, self-interest, a propensity for physical violence – we gender these unheroic characteristics as male, and celebrate them; passivity, bitterness, grief, emotional enmeshment, a knack for attacking and deflating egos – we gender these unheroic characteristics as female, and loathe them. Skyler White, Betty Francis, Megan Draper, Catelyn Stark, Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, Carmela Soprano: On the sole count of “being women,” Fan Court finds you guilty as charged.” - Sean T. Collins

Relevant.

Why is Sansa on that list?

Because she is a female character on a popular show that gets a lot of flak. But as put, she is designed that way. She is just annoying in the books as she is in the show. She brings an inside look at the Lanisters from the perspective of a Stark, and when shit gets bad we the viewers get to sit there and say "I told you so" as she realizes that she has been trying to marry a monster into a family of (mostly) horrible people.

Sansa worked really well in the books because she was your "in" to see what was going down with King's Landing. All the cool stuff happened around her. Plus, her internal monologue (along with her story getting REALLY GOOD in book 3) was interesting.

It's worse in the show because the format means you aren't bound to point of view characters. And they take away ALL her good scenes. Same problem with the Hound. He's not a fucking misunderstood good guy, god dammit! He is RAGE MADE FLESH. Just listen to his audition video! Why did they give that scene to Littlefinger? WHY DID THEY KILL THE RAVENS? WHERE IS MY MEDICINE?!

#3 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

Not a goddamn prayer.

He's going to HAVE to sit through the Bombcast deliberations, because that dogshit ending is GOING to come up. And after that, it's all over.

Just as well. Terrible game.

#4 Edited by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

Final count: $3,986,423

So just under 4.2 million.

#5 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

I regret not telling Kenny to go fuck himself.

Also, maybe keeping Lilly around after she shot Doug. My logic in this was that I KNEW what was going to happen: I was hoping I could prevent it. Sadly, this isn't the case. All roads lead to Woodbury, as it were.

#6 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Mars said:

@Terramagi said:

@Mars said:

I am personally a huge fan of new game + options in just about any game. After completing the campaign, I'd like an option to play again on a harder difficulty with more options for upgrades and base expansion ... perhaps with the option to get my lost soldiers back. I know that some people are against this, however, if we are ever attacked by ET, I hope we are not sending in a bunch of rookies and just starting to build facilities.

This is literally already in the game, just dummied out.

What does "just dummied out" mean? I just finished my first alien base so I've yet to see what replay options there are. Glad to hear that there is a NG+

It means it's not activated. It's pretty much the same thing as saying "commented out". As in, it's totally coded - it just, for one reason or another, was deactivated.

#7 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@BlackLagoon said:

They're live streaming the final hours of the Kickstarter on ustream now:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/project-eternity-live-stream

"Holy fucking shit"

- Obsidian, 2012

#8 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@bigstrat2003 said:

Normal is plenty hard, but it gets much easier once you get to a certain point. I'm at a point where I have titan armor + plasma on everyone, and I can (obviously) wreck shit. But I got fucked up bad earlier in the game, and lost 4 countries before I got things under control. From what people have said, it sounds like classic is hard all the way through, so maybe bump up difficulty (which you can do mid-game)?

Personally, I have had my hands plenty full on normal (until very recently), and I might not have made it at all if not for reloading saves to undo poor decisions. My next game will be ironman because the reloading does remove a lot of the tension, but I really have no idea how anyone can say with a straight face that normal is easy. It's certainly possible to be better than normal (and obviously many are), but it is by no stretch of the imagination easy in the early to mid game.

Thing about Classic is that it starts out with your back against the wall. Unless you get your shit on lockdown, you will lose 2-3 countries in the first 2 months.

After you clear the alien base and shoot down the overseer, you end up with 1-2 bars on every country for the rest of the game.

#9 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@damnable_fiend said:

alright, they totally broke 3.5 mil (if you include paypal pledges). on kickstarter alone, they are currently at 3.4 mil

not sure if there's going to be one more stretch goal. there probably will be.

so that makes project eternity the most successful video game kickstarter so far. pretty cool.

Hurray!

Suck it Double Fine!

...

You heard me.

#10 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Mars said:

I am personally a huge fan of new game + options in just about any game. After completing the campaign, I'd like an option to play again on a harder difficulty with more options for upgrades and base expansion ... perhaps with the option to get my lost soldiers back. I know that some people are against this, however, if we are ever attacked by ET, I hope we are not sending in a bunch of rookies and just starting to build facilities.

This is literally already in the game, just dummied out.