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Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
« on: 13-08-2018, 16:08:51 »
I actually haven't played any of those. I did play CoC with addons but it kept crashing, gave up and moved into something else..

Sometime after I found the news about Dead Air in r/Stalker, when I was looking at it I also saw a post about Anomaly.

I downloaded both of them. Played anomaly, loved it at first sight, played Dead Air but I fucked up the translation, never bothered to fix it and I was conditioned by the negative reviews and critics of shitty gameplay elements...

When they get their shit together I will give it a go. So far, Anomaly is all I want. It's stable (it's actually 64bit), crashes once every week (human weeks..!) and it's a lot of fun, the mod author is very present (he's taking a break right now) and keeps the mod updated.

I've had only two crashes so far, no big bugs either. I can't speak for the other mods. Anomaly is the one to go if you want a more "hardcore" Misery-like experience with sandbox gameplay.

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Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
« on: 13-08-2018, 05:08:43 »


Oh you Stalker...

I think CoC/Anomaly/Last Day/Whatever offer the most realistic experience. It has nothing to do with shooting mechanics, the survival aspect, the AI, no. You're just a stalker, pretty much on your own. You're no hero, you're no Strelok, you're no Merc or Major disabling powerful Psi-emitters, taking down pretty much the entire Monolith faction or making your way to a ghost city taking down hordes of Monolith fags.

You're (INSERT YOUR NAME HERE), a lone guy trying to make a living in the zone. It's open to you, you don't have an actual goal, you just go around talking to other stalkers, asking them if they need help.

If the Zone was real, it would probably be like that. Common loners doing various missions, earning their cash working pretty hard. You'll have factions fighting for territory and mutants hunting down the remains or lone stalkers. And you fit into any of those, maybe you'll like to be a cheeki breeki adidas lover robbing loners or some rock fanatic helping your faction take over the entire zone...

Well, you can be the hero and disable the "Miracle Machine", you have some sort of "Story Mode" but it's optional.

Still, I had a mission at the Truck Cemetery, a new area. I had two contracts to kill two stalkers right there. As soon as I got there, under the rain, one of my targets was killed in a firefight with the military. I still had one guy left to kill, so I slowly made my way into the cemetery. It was filled with old trucks and vehicles, some of them with radiation. I encountered a party of Zombified stalkers chilling around, all armed with shitty sawed-off shotguns and Makarovs. I dispatched them with my near broken silenced AEK-971. I looked around for a good place to stay while the storm passes.

I saw a big tower, you know the very same towers that you'll find scattered around in the Great Swamps. So I sneaked into one of those, avoiding another party of zombified stalkers mixed with actual zombies. I had a fantastic view from up there, scanning the horizon I quickly spotted the glow of a campfire about 250 meters from my position, a pack of Boars, a group of Fleshes and two creatures.

These guys are called Lurkers I think, they're a chimera-like monster, they run very fast, they jump but unlike a chimera, they don't deal a lot of damage nor have a lot of health. These two guys were chasing off a boar, from the safety of my tower I was able to watch the new mutant working, I'm not sure if he killed the boar or not, but he passed twice next to my tower without seeing me, or maybe he did, I dunno, I don't have any indicators in my HUD anymore. While watching the local mutants do shit, my target was killed by a flesh. Damn.

Well, that was enough for me. I decided to pack my things up and leave before the emission that was going to happen in a few hours, according to the PDA. When I got to the stairs I heard that dreadful sound. I couldn't see him, but that's always his intention.

I rushed back upstairs and took out my MP-133 shotgun, and the waiting game began. A few minutes after, the monster ran into some anomaly and died. Welp. That was my very first encounter with a Bloodsucker in Anomaly so far, good thing it ended in a spectacular way for me. I haven't had the chance to meet more still, I've been to Cordon, Great Swamps, Dark Valley (Apparently a bandit killed one according to PDA messages), Meadows (new area, very small but fun imo), Garbage (saw a Lurker, a Snork and a Burer, pretty high tier for a southern area), Rostok, Truck Cemetery and Army Warehouses so far... I wonder how many high tier mutants would you encounter up north, in places like Pripyat.




I like Anomaly. It's not super hardcore, yet it's still a challenge. It's a good mix between realism and fun.


I haven't played much of Dead Air yet, it seems that it needs a lot of work, especially because the mod is confused on what the developers are trying to achieve...

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 08-08-2018, 02:08:27 »
I always liked how the Soviets painted slogans in their tanks, it looks so crude yet very cool to look at.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 19-07-2018, 23:07:39 »
German retreat from Lapland?

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 17-07-2018, 03:07:53 »


HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, 10 December 1941: Photograph taken from a Japanese aircraft during the initial high-level bombing attack. The battlecruiser Repulse, near the bottom of the view, has just been hit by one bomb and near-missed by several more. The battleship Prince of Wales is near the top of the image, generating a considerable amount of smoke. The Japanese writing in the lower right states that the photograph was reproduced by authorization of the Navy Ministry.

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Off-Topic / Re: The World Cup 2018
« on: 15-07-2018, 19:07:53 »
The Penalty was a Penalty, and with VAR on you just can't ignore it.


Mad respects to Croatia, but France has better individuals position by position.

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Off-Topic / Re: The World Cup 2018
« on: 14-07-2018, 04:07:21 »
England being England... What the fuck was that?
I suppose you could say they went out against the first decent team they faced (as Colombia and Sweden were both awful) but to be honest a semi-final run is not bad at all. You can only play the teams in front of you, Croatia deserved the win and I hope they beat France on Sunday.

True, semi finals for the England squad is not bad, considering their latest WCs... especially 2014, and their overall age. They're a very young team after all, and may reach Qatar in a ideal age.

But I fear they lack some power. Sure their set pieces are very dangerous, but that's about it. They are not very dangerous to be honest, and when Croatia finally woke up they scored twice. As you point out, they faced two weak teams, well, they faced Colombia which despite their attitude can still be very dangerous and Sweden is well, Sweden. Croatia is very very tired and England are favorites to make it to the finals. As you can see, Trippier scored early on which made an already tired Croatia to look for the equalizer and then the victory goal, you have to start from behind already at like 5 minutes. Yet they did win. I will give credit to Croatia for the huge balls displayed in that match, but also I will say that England lost a rather winnable match.

England looks very weak when you take the ball and start to attack them.


IMO, they should continue to develop their players. Still, they seem to lack a "superstar". Kane is great yes, but he is no playmaker.

Look at Argentina with Messi, Brasil with Neymar, France with Mbappé and Griezmann, Croatia with Modric, Spain with Iniesta (back when the Spanish squad was in shape), Netherlands with Robben (back in the day, again). England seem to lack that "distinctive" player that sets them apart from the others... the one you need to make the difference when the difference is needed.

I don't know, maybe Sterling or Dele Alli in the near future can develop to such point?. Sterling sure is very skilled, but the boy never seems to pass the ball.

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Off-Topic / Re: The World Cup 2018
« on: 11-07-2018, 23:07:03 »
England being England... What the fuck was that?

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Off-Topic / Re: The World Cup 2018
« on: 11-07-2018, 17:07:18 »
Mbappe is what, 19 years old?

That kid of shit is usually expected from a young player imo.

That kind of behaviour happens here all the time, France was all about "winning at any price" so these kinds of delays are part of that doctrine.

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Off-Topic / Re: The World Cup 2018
« on: 10-07-2018, 23:07:06 »
Ah what a shame.


I remember when we faced Belgium in 2014, totally different from what Belgium is right now. Almost the same squad yet they are much more mature...


Today's Belgium would simply obliterate Argentina.

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Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
« on: 09-07-2018, 17:07:25 »
What is ANOMALY about? Can you link it?

Sure thing:

https://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-anomaly

It's completely standalone as far as I can tell, I don't have a CoC copy installed but I do have a CoP copy installed.

Try it out, I think it'll be worth it.

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Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
« on: 09-07-2018, 16:07:18 »
I have been playing some ANOMALY for the last couple of hours, very recommended indeed!

The author keeps the mod up to date and releases patches very often, and even listens to people at the Moddb site.

The game?, well it looks very good and it plays very good. It's very similar to Misery and Call of Misery.




And even after all of this I'm still trying to clean up the car park in Cordon from bandits... the game just took a big dump in my almost decade long STALKER experience... I'm just having one of the most intense firefights I ever had in my Stalker experience. I'm getting schooled by them, I'm not entirely sure if they're using actual tactics or what but I often find myself engaging a big group of bandits and one of them sneaks up from behind and fills my back with lead...

I tried sneaking into the Car park, but in the firefight I was attacked literally from all sides, completely pinned down behind a rock.

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Off-Topic / Re: The World Cup 2018
« on: 06-07-2018, 23:07:38 »
Well done Belgium, but I don't feel very very convinced yet.

The defense is not very secure, conceding goals in a WC is not a great thing to do.

However, I love how they manage the ball on the counter, beautiful!, Hazard is so fast and pushes his way through, De Bruyne was brilliant, Lukaku is a very dangerous man, Fellaini is notorious...

But I'd still vote for England.



If I say I want England to win, I'll be lynched here.

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Off-Topic / Re: The World Cup 2018
« on: 04-07-2018, 20:07:09 »
Finally England defeated their biggest enemy:


England.

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Off-Topic / Re: The World Cup 2018
« on: 01-07-2018, 17:07:13 »
Spain OUT


I don't like parking the bus and winning with penalties but I guess that's good for the Russians.





Ah, Russia did better than us... we should have done the same once we were up 2-1 against France.

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