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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #450 on: May 16, 2013, 03:26:33 PM »
I'm catching up on my backlog.

At the moment I'm playing Final Fantasy XIII, Red Dead Revolver, and currently reinstalling Mass Effect 1&2 so I can remember where to find the save files from my back up so that I can get started playing Mass Effect 3.

I'm also replaying (or playing the Wii version for the first time) Twilight Princess, Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros, and Brutal Legend (the sanitized version with bleeped language and no gore so I can play before my nieces go to bed).
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #451 on: May 16, 2013, 03:26:48 PM »
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #452 on: May 16, 2013, 04:46:41 PM »
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.

Meh, Civ 4 was way better IMO.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #453 on: May 16, 2013, 10:59:57 PM »
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.

Meh, Civ 4 was way better IMO.
So true. I liked Civ V a lot, but it will never beat Civ 3 and 4.

As for what games I'm currently playing, I'm getting back into Company of Heroes, specifically The Eastern Front mod.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #454 on: May 16, 2013, 11:06:11 PM »
I don't play video games anymore

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #455 on: May 17, 2013, 12:26:12 PM »
Neverwinter...its an ok game until I get my beta pass for Elder Scrolls Online.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #456 on: May 17, 2013, 12:46:32 PM »
Neverwinter...its an ok game until I get my beta pass for Elder Scrolls Online.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #457 on: May 17, 2013, 02:35:07 PM »
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.

Meh, Civ 4 was way better IMO.



Civ 5 is my first Civilization game so this is how I hear comments like yours  ;D

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #458 on: May 17, 2013, 02:47:06 PM »
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.

Meh, Civ 4 was way better IMO.

Civ 5 is my first Civilization game so this is how I hear comments like yours  ;D

Yeah, for someone who started with Civ3, not having the stacks of doom just feels so wrong. Objectively, I can understand how Civ 5 is a good game but it just doesn't feel like Civ to me.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #459 on: May 17, 2013, 03:12:51 PM »
I started at Civ II and I would agree that Civ IV is the best of the bunch, especially with the Warlords expansion.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #460 on: May 17, 2013, 04:21:23 PM »
Well, once Brave New World comes out perhaps Civ 5 will finally be the game it should have been from the start.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #461 on: May 17, 2013, 04:23:32 PM »
I've been playing Rome: Total War again.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #462 on: May 17, 2013, 06:19:59 PM »
I purchased a game called Dark Souls.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #463 on: May 17, 2013, 06:22:58 PM »
I purchased a game called Dark Souls.

People still purchase games?
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #464 on: May 17, 2013, 06:24:21 PM »
I purchased a game called Dark Souls.

People still purchase games?

Yes. How do you get games?
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #465 on: May 18, 2013, 03:31:26 AM »
Shady ways.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #466 on: May 18, 2013, 06:51:41 AM »
Shogun 2 Total War
Dead Space 2

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #467 on: May 28, 2013, 07:43:37 AM »
Old Gods expansion for CK2 will be released soon  :)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #468 on: May 28, 2013, 07:47:29 AM »
Old Gods expansion for CK2 will be released soon  :)

I can't wait to kill Pope Nicholas I
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #469 on: May 28, 2013, 07:49:48 AM »
Not to convert pagans ?  :P  :D

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #470 on: May 28, 2013, 07:51:12 AM »
The Pagans can wait  :)
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #471 on: May 28, 2013, 07:52:54 AM »
Meanwhile, they be plundering your cities by the rivers  :laugh:

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #472 on: May 28, 2013, 07:54:16 AM »
Just hire them as Varangians.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #473 on: May 28, 2013, 09:01:33 AM »
Old Gods expansion for CK2 will be released soon  :)

I can't wait to kill Pope Nicholas I

Nice idea...especially because now I have to play as Empress of the HRE ( the previous Emperor had no sons :( ) and unfortunately, the Pope is the husband of the Empress, so divorce is out of question. And with living husband....the Empress can not marry the Byzantine Emperor and marry the children with his children. And when time comes.... ::)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #474 on: May 28, 2013, 09:10:10 AM »
I've been playing Rome: Total War again.

I want Rome II.  I need a new computer first.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #475 on: June 02, 2013, 05:15:08 PM »
Paradox Interactive released a new expansion for Crusader Kings II called "The Old Gods" where you can now play as pagans and have a unique game. You can also send missionaries to the pagan lands, though they'll probably die, but the pagans could also convert.

The pagans can have female clergy as well, which has opened up a really odd, and wrong possibility. If you are playing as a pagan, and convert to Orthodoxy, and have your female priestess convert as well, she will become an Orthodox "Bishop" in the game... ... I'm hoping they patch that out soon.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #476 on: June 02, 2013, 05:52:06 PM »
Are you the one who posted on paradoxforums ?

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #477 on: June 02, 2013, 06:54:42 PM »
Are you the one who posted on paradoxforums ?

No, but I saw the post.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #478 on: June 06, 2013, 04:04:20 PM »
I am a frequent poster on those forums, the missionaries are very broken there must be a better way to do it spamming them is not a good way.


But I am outraged by being UNABLE to reinstate Photios to the Throne of Constantinople!!!
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #479 on: June 06, 2013, 04:08:15 PM »
But I am outraged by being UNABLE to reinstate Photios to the Throne of Constantinople!!!

Anathema! Now I will not buy the dlc.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #480 on: June 06, 2013, 04:25:40 PM »
The new patch (still beta) added the Roman culture (basically Roman emperors names) with the Hellenic faith.

But still, you can't re-create the Roman Empire.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #481 on: June 07, 2013, 04:24:36 AM »
It is nonsense, and we have people asking for more stuff for that faith!!!


it did not exist anymore!


pagans op!!!

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also, Civ V religious tree makes no sense. Why would the end of the theocracy tree be having "Free religion"? makes no sense. so i prefered the old civ iv method
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #482 on: June 07, 2013, 04:38:19 AM »
The new patch (still beta) added [...] the Hellenic faith

Why? That's insane. There was only one semi-infleuntial Hellenic pagan in the CKII timeframe.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #483 on: June 07, 2013, 04:40:50 AM »
The new patch (still beta) added [...] the Hellenic faith

Why? That's insane. There was only one Hellenic pagan in the CKII timeframe.

people on the forums were making big threads about it... always on the front page


the developers did say though, they think they opened a can of worms by doing it... because peopel are asking for more and more...
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #484 on: June 07, 2013, 06:38:16 AM »
Most of them are just frustrated atheists anyway. I hope the devs don't give in too much or we might see Europe ending up pagan nine out of ten times within a few patches. It's all silly and unrealistic.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #485 on: June 09, 2013, 09:46:53 PM »
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #486 on: June 10, 2013, 01:50:59 PM »
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #487 on: June 10, 2013, 02:20:39 PM »
Just finished Luminous Arc (DS)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #488 on: June 10, 2013, 02:49:03 PM »
This CKII is intriguing me.  Do you get to choose how much of the DLC to use?  That pagan expansion and the one where the Aztecs invade Europe (???) seem a bit stupid, but otherwise, sounds like an interesting game.  I used to play a lot of Hearts of Iron, so am somewhat familiar with paradox games.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #489 on: June 10, 2013, 02:49:44 PM »
We should rename this thread Orthodox roleplaying in CK.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #490 on: June 10, 2013, 02:58:31 PM »
Geez 500 dollars? I'd rather just buy a new graphics card.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #491 on: June 10, 2013, 03:08:38 PM »
We should rename this thread Orthodox roleplaying in CK.

I prefer pen and paper for roleplaying.  Dresden Files, FTW!
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #492 on: June 10, 2013, 03:26:46 PM »
So the Xbox One is coming out this November I hear. I'm probably not going to buy one unless a friend gets tired of it and sells one to me for a cheaper price. Console gaming is really a rip-off, seeing that their one console per every 5 or so years can't keep up with the rapidly expanding PC technology that becomes more advanced every week. It was cool back in the 80s and 90s, but now console gaming is really pointless.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #493 on: June 10, 2013, 03:34:13 PM »
The new patch (still beta) added [...] the Hellenic faith

Why? That's insane. There was only one semi-infleuntial Hellenic pagan in the CKII timeframe.

+ as I read, a small community living in the mountains was still pagan, but fully christianized after the 9th century.

Well it's just available with the Ruler Designer, you don't have any Hellenic ruler. You make it yourself.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #494 on: June 10, 2013, 03:35:04 PM »
The new patch (still beta) added [...] the Hellenic faith

Why? That's insane. There was only one semi-infleuntial Hellenic pagan in the CKII timeframe.

+ as I read, a small community living in the mountains (in southern Greece  I think) was still pagan, but fully christianized after the 9th century.

Well it's just available with the Ruler Designer, you don't have any Hellenic ruler. You make it yourself.