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VulgarBee Give me Food! from End of the Other Side Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
Give me Food!
Dec 3rd 2018 at 11:39:47 PM

So is Desmond long forgotten? He had so much potential.

CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
Author
Dec 3rd 2018 at 11:59:43 PM

I don't think you can say he's forgotten when he's dead.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Dec 4th 2018 at 12:29:27 AM

He's been dead since 2012, so... yeah.

They give you extra ability points for any excess XP you had, but not levels, apparently.

They added a new system to abilities where you can spend points on stat buffs, a bit like with engravings, but now you can customize it yourself. Some of the buffs seem rather marginal, and you have to sink a lot of points in them to get to 10 percent. Each buff needs a whopping 20 points to fill out.

Ghilz Fight it Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Fight it Out!
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:45:29 AM

[up] Yah, but I'm fine with that. It's having to level my gear again that pisses me off coz I already did that. then the DLC is "We're raising the cap 20 points for no reason other than larger numbers I guess".

blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:50:55 AM

But "doing that" is a pretty good mechanic, and a decent way to spend the twenty million drachmae that the game just throws at you.

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Ghilz Fight it Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Fight it Out!
Dec 4th 2018 at 7:42:46 AM

The drachma aren't the issue, it's the several thousands of the ressources the game expect me to farm to upgrade each piece of armor.

If I wanted to farm trash I'd be playing Fallout 76.

Edited by Ghilz on Dec 4th 2018 at 10:43:31 AM

blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Dec 4th 2018 at 8:03:13 AM

Wood, metal, and leather? There's fortresses brimming with all of those. Honestly, steal about six War Supplies and you're good to go. Or sink twice that number of ships.

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Ghilz Fight it Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Fight it Out!
Dec 4th 2018 at 8:16:44 AM

Yeah no? War chests only give out cash

Supply Crates which you burn give about 70 to 100 of each ressources

at about 1.5 to 2k for each resources PER ITEM you're doing more than "a few forts"

Edited by Ghilz on Dec 4th 2018 at 11:17:09 AM

blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Dec 4th 2018 at 9:38:55 AM

How long are you waiting in between upgrades? The more levels different you are between you and your chosen equipment, the more the resource cost.

Also, blacksmiths always sell supplies. I never leave town without buying them out dry. Cougars and boars throw themselves on your blades. tapping Y while you run or ride around in the overworld has you randomly pick up sticks and iron ore from the pieces that lie everywhere.

Then again, I haven't changed my armor for several weeks because I found my exact preference of stat boosts. Same with my spear, my sword, and my bow. I got the bow that converts regular arrows into poison arrows for free. It's so gooooood

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Cris_Meyers reluctant author, willing misanthrope from Chicagoland Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
reluctant author, willing misanthrope
Dec 4th 2018 at 12:49:53 PM

Save my weapons and greaves, all of my gear is purple so upgrading won't be too painful. Though now that you can pick what skin you want for your equipment that could change.

I love that they applied that to weapons too. Now I can pick a look I like and stick with it.

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Dec 4th 2018 at 1:45:17 PM

Arguably, purple gear is better anyway because you have four active stats at any time on it, as opposed to gold gear which has one stat grayed out that only becomes active with a complete set.

Cris_Meyers reluctant author, willing misanthrope from Chicagoland Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
reluctant author, willing misanthrope
Dec 5th 2018 at 7:00:03 AM

My thoughts exactly.

Finished the first episode of the new DLC. Fun enough, adds a decent bit of content for a 5-hour dlc. Though it is kinda samey: quests, mercenaries, cultists as the Order of the Ancients.

Not bad, all told, but the episodic release kinda drags.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Dec 5th 2018 at 3:53:41 PM

Basically on the DLC and some free missions.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Dec 12th 2018 at 3:45:29 AM

A review of the first DLC. Huh, now I understand why there were so many seemingly pointless locations on the map. Presumably those will be tied to other DLC quests in the future.

Which is fine and all, but it does make the base game feel a bit more empty and grindy. I think Origins did better in that respect by marking several regions as DLC only.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Dec 21st 2018 at 12:59:12 PM

This is one of those things I should've seen coming but didn't.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Dec 26th 2018 at 3:13:30 PM

Finally got Odyssey while it was on sale for the PS 4. My expectations are low, but hopefully I'll be proven wrong.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Dec 28th 2018 at 7:26:18 AM

Then you’re already bringing in the wrong attitude.

Jan 1st 2019 at 6:31:11 PM

Odyssey is half off on Steam, thirty bucks. Is it worth it for that price?

I can't tell if [up] that is "prepare to be amazed" or "prepare to be disappointed." I am already aware that this is more of a Dragon Age game than an Assassin's Creed game.

Ghilz Fight it Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Fight it Out!
Jan 1st 2019 at 8:40:40 PM

Definitely. Odyssey is actually legitimately fun.

CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
Author
Jan 2nd 2019 at 6:04:51 AM

Its discount The Witcher 3, which is pretty damn good.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Jan 3rd 2019 at 4:23:01 AM

I was saying that “I have low expectations, and the game has to prove me wrong” is a bad attitude to bring into something. It kind of just sounds like an excuse to complain about the game.

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jan 3rd 2019 at 8:59:26 AM

Having low expectations does have the advantage of being all the more pleasing when those expectations are exceeded.

And it's not like high expectations can't be construed as a motive for complaints.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Jan 8th 2019 at 4:31:50 PM

Updates for January, including free quests and the ability to toggle level scaling. (Save for Nightmare mode)

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Jan 14th 2019 at 7:13:29 PM

The second episode of Legacy of the First Blade.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jan 15th 2019 at 12:54:25 AM

Greek fire. As if your ship wasn't overpowered enough. grin


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