Sledgstone

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  1. Damn... so I guess the final season won't be finished. Wtf. I wonder how that will work for ppl who already paid full price for the entire game.

    The biggest reason they failed imo is the design of their games. The games are content driven and not based on gameplay. Because of that nobody even had to buy one of their games when they could watch a let's play stream on YouTube or twitch and experience it exactly as if they were playing it themselves and not spend a penny on the game.


  2. $600.. holy crap. Btw, after you make some bat houses you can put old timey moth balls in your attic to basically stink those bats right out. Once they see those houses they'll be more inclined to not return to the attic.. but moth balls stink to all hell. I'd only use them if your attic is sealed good from the rest of the house or your entire upstairs could end up stinking and moth balls are pretty toxic. Or if you have a cat, let it up there to harass the bats out. The cat might eat them tho. Good luck!


  3. I'd install some bat houses. We have bats all over the place here but never had any in the attic. There's way too many trees around here for them to nest in. Mostly because woodpeckers tear up the trees and make great spots for them. Bat houses could be a good alternative. And bats are great. They eat alot of mosquitoes. A pro pest remover could remove them and seal whatever holes they are getting in from too.


  4. Did you play Battlefield Hardline? I still don't regret skipping that one. XD If my only impression of BFV was that horrible GO offence too, I'd agree with you about every complaint. I'm just glad conquest was still enjoyable and domination should be fun again with no elite class BS ruining it. I'll eventually buy the game for those 2 game modes. If they can get grand operations running smooth and balanced then it'd be more of a launch title for me, but as it is now, I'm in no rush to go buy it asap.

    Also, Dice needs to change the damn spotting mechanism. Spotting isn't a thing anymore, but everyone is used to spamming it.. so we get little yellow flags popping up randomly and the words "Danger over there!" way, way, way too damn often. Either let us spot an enemy, but make the red triangle spot last only a few seconds with a cool down and make the spot icon only show where the enemy was and not where they ran off too and it'd be fine. Anything is better than yellow flag icons obstructing the view.


  5. I got to play a few rounds of conquest and about 1 1/2 rounds of grand operations with my older brother today. Conquest was a blast and I enjoyed it. Grand Operations offense can go f*ck itself. I don't know wtf Dice was thinking by allowing the defense full access to the map. I can understand the defense being able to defend the objective points, but they never had to. All they had to do was rush straight to the offense's front line, guard the initial bomb locations and prevent them from even getting picked up to begin with. And because the entire offense has no default spawn base, you either have to spawn on a squad mate or from the airplane. The airplane was cool the first couple times, but it quickly became incredibly frustrating to spawn as far away from the bombs and still see literally 12 enemy soldiers staring straight up at everyone and the moment you land, you get shot at by no less than 6 people simultaneously or head shotted by a sniper because they easily see your exact position and can line up the shot. That is the single dumbest thing I've seen Dice ever do. If they'd have made the initial bomb area out of bounds for defense the game mode would have been fine.

    Conquest on the other hand was very fun, but not nearly as fun as BF4. I did not get to experience any vehicle combat. It looks like all the tanks are locked behind squad points and the squad leader has to spend the points on either a tank, or a bomb strike... I saw 2 tanks total in the entire 4 matches. WTF. I miss the old style of spotting, but it does stop alot of the recon spam unless you are parachuting in plane sight for everyone to see. (see paragraph 1 -_-; ) The attrition is a bit annoying but it wasn't a deal breaker for me. It just forces everyone to play more of the objective because the heal and ammo stations are at every objective. I basically got used to spawning at an objective, grabbing a heal and ammo kit from the base and then running off to enjoy myself. They really need to increase the ammo given to ppl for the initial spawn as I was sometimes hesitant to spawn on a squad mate because I got used to spawning on objectives for the initial ammo boost.

    Playing as a medic was very enjoyable to me. I thought the health packs (and ammo packs, when I was playing support) were bugged and I wouldn't drop any. It took me a while but I realized you have to aim at a teammate, tap left dpad, and as long as that person doesn't already have a health pack you will send one flying right at the guy and it basically homes in on the guy and is guaranteed to hit them. If a person already has a health pack, you don't throw one and it doesn't cost you a health pack out of your inventory, so I basically spammed left d on random ppl and I kept dishing out health kits constantly. The ammo kits work the same way with support. I didn't make any fortifications because I didn't see any to make... later on my bro texted me and said he had to hit bottom d-pad to equip a tool and see where to make fortifications and it works with every class.

    Sticky dynamite ftw! I was a bit pissed there was no c4, but that doesn't matter since the dynamite sticks to surfaces. I lucked out and came across an enemy tank.. I threw 2 dynamite on it, both on the tread and I blew that bastard to all hell and got 2 kills out of it.

    Buddy revive works good for squad mates, and medic revives are definitely faster.. but Dice needs to change the button for picking up kits. Far far too often I went to revive someone, only to pick up their damn primary weapon, and then I have to waste precious seconds to hit the revive button again. And if I'm going to pick up an enemy kit they need to make it the entire kit, not just the primary weapon. If I kill an assault class and I pick up their kit, I want their dynamite too, not just their assault rifle.

    The server side animations are a bit bugged. I saved a video I'll have to upload sometime this week.. I revived a guy and he stood up, got stuck in the standing position and then proceeded to float all over the place. My brother said he looked completely normal to him. wtf. He also had a moment where he was laughing his ass off at some guy he killed basically floating in the air jerking all over the place, but I only saw a dead guy on the floor. The audio is also bugged. On at least 3 occasions I saw a squad mate get killed right in front of me with no gun fire audio indicating a fire fight took place. If it was just off screen I wouldn't have heard it and I'd have been killed too.

    Assignments are back, yay! But you have to equip them... wtf. Why not let all assignments accumulate at all times like in BF3 and BF4? The bleed out wasn't too bad, but if I'm going to skip the bleed out phase, I'd rather hit a button to go back to the spawn menu, change my gear and get ready for re-spawn instead of sitting there holding the L2 button to bleed out faster. meh. Also, grenade spam was non-existent. I saw maybe 4 get used total.

    I still prefer BF4 over BFV in terms of mechanics and vehicle combat. I'll buy this game sometime later this year or early 2019 if my money is tight, but I'm not going to pre-order it.


  6. From the clips I've seen, I really like the fact that grenades can be shot now. If you see someone throwing a grenade, its now possible to shoot it in their hand to blow them up. Thats pretty damn awesome. That sucks about the tank spam, but for the person in that tank I bet it felt epic. Dice definitely needs to thoroughly balance everything before release.

    How is the vehicle spawning? Is it like BF1 and in the menu which is annoying as all hell? Or are tanks sitting at base camps again like in BF4?


  7. I wanted a progression system... to unlock weapons and attachments.. not to unlock basic functionality like fast ADS, normal recoil and correct range. wtf. I'll be getting on sometime tomorrow for a quick round after work but I'll focus on conquest. What you're describing for Grand Operations sounds like something I'd rage quit and never play again.


  8. I have the beta downloading tonight. I'm going to be definitely playing this sometime this weekend. I love what I'm seeing with the recent updates.


  9. I'm burned out on preordering anything. I never played red dead redemption 1 so the sequel doesn't interest me atm. I'll get bfv but I highly doubt I'll be able to afford it at launch as of right now.


  10. The gameplay reminds me of ratchet and clank. But the narrator sounds like he should be working on the newest Worms game. 


  11. I hate the change to spotting. My tv is small and it'll leave me at a disadvantage. I'd like to get hyped for this game but I need to see more vehicle combat. If tanks are anything like bf1 I'll lose alot of interest. If it's like bf4 I'll get some hype started for me. But even limited tank ammo sounds abysmal. 


  12. I bet it'll be a 3 hour movie and the first 2 hours will be character buildup of the new boxer character and his struggles with raising a child while trying to work a job and have a boxing career. Slowly they'll bring in some other human mortal kombat characters and in the final hour explain some elaborate tournament and introduce 18 more characters a ninja army and a bunch of aliens in a train wreck of a final hour.. but the best scene will be in the last fight when the boxer has a flash back to him telling his kid something while he throws that perfect finishing punch that saves all of earth.

    There... now I can skip this movie. XD

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  13. Comcast dropped it's bid for the Fox properties. Looks like Disney will get all their comic character licenses back at this rate.

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/comcast-drops-its-bid-to-buy-fox-meaning-theres-nothin-1827713684

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    CNN is reporting that Comcast is bowing out of acquisition talks with Fox after previously bidding $65 billion. In a public statement, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts congratulated Disney’s Bob Iger on the win At this point, there’s no one else in the game making a play for Fox, meaning that pretty soon, Marvel studios will finally have the cinematic rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four once again.

     


  14. On 7/13/2018 at 9:09 AM, DeathscytheX said:

    Nothing is better than BBQ that is given the full time to develop. People don't understand why top tier BBQ can be more expensive compared to other food. You're paying for the time and mastery it took to make it. There was a place we had here, where they smoked the pulled pork for 26 hours. It was to die for, but the guy recently had to close shop because he had cancer and wouldn't be around much longer.

    That bbq and the work they put into it is inspiring. I'd love to eat their food. That whole hog style is something I will never attempt to cook myself mostly because of the space it needs and the cost of the meat. Damn good bbq can be done in a small amount of time depending on the cut tho. Ribs can be smoked to perfection in 3 hours and smaller cuts in similar time but for big cuts like whole hog that takes forever. I've watched alot of competition bbq shows and YouTube videos on bbq to get recipes and techniques but any cook that takes me over 8 hours I'll either use a smaller cut of meat or cook at a higher temp. The kind of bbq these ppl cook is what I'd pay top dollar for because the skill required to cook it right is impressive.


  15. The snow looks way too distracting for me. Without traditional 3D spotting, we'll have to look for movement to see enemies and that snow is way too much of a visual distraction. I'm glad planes will be basically useless without the spotting. Screw the damn planes. They do need to change the shoulder mounted rockets to be a one hit kill for planes and any helicopters there might be. Its ridiculous that the AT rocket in BF1 wouldn't one shot them, but to have an actual rocket/RPG equivalent not destroy them in one hit is just stupid. I'm definitely looking forward to this game, but the crazy low ammo on spawn seems a bit too much. Only 2 clips for an assault on spawn? wtf. I'd waste half those bullets shooting at the first guy I see, then run out of ammo trying to kill the second guy. I don't want to play a game where 70% of the time I'm using a pistol and another 20% of the time I'm in a bleedout screen hoping to get revived with the new revive mechanic. Those 2 things are my biggest concern.

    The 3D spotting change is massive nerf to planes and snipers and I blame the balance and map design of BF1 for that. Everyone in that game now is a sniper or a plane guy that goes 50-2 every match. I love sniping but its hard to enjoy BF1. That and the vehicles sucked in it. If we can get proper BF4 style vehicle combat again I'll be very pleased. We need tanks that have passenger seats that can actually rotate 360 degrees. I hated being a passenger in tanks in BF1 because of the limited visibility.


  16. I bet the movie will be a bastardization of 3 different series rolled into one and focus almost entirely on some political plot line about pacifisim while the gundam pilot kills people and then cries about the murder he has to commit to achieve peace. XD And the enemy will be a misguided teen prodigy with weird eyebrows or hair that shows no emotions and has latent psychic powers. XD 


  17. I watched this clip last night. Looks great. I'm a bit concerned of it trying to be too much like Destiny tho with those individual mission difficulty settings. One thing that I do love is being able to swap out to different suits. I hated being stuck as a hunter in destiny because I didn't want to level and gear another alt. The weapons and combat in this look really fun and that map does look pretty expansive.


  18. I'm surprised they're not doing PvP. Almost every game has a multiplayer pvp end game even when it's not needed.. mostly to sell loot boxes and more cosmetics. I'm guessing theres going to be so many weapons they'd rather not try to balance any of it and I don't blame them for that.