maybe we should play some magicka sometime

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Brambles Everroot

I never really thought anything of this game when I saw the trailer. Now, I'm really wanting to buy it! It's about as sadistic at FF XI, but self-induced, which implies improvement and growth!

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Qyn

I saw this on Steam last night and then noticed that Bram had already purchased it! Looks fun, I may have to grab a copy. :)

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Fap

Yeah I may grab a copy on steam here soon for the lulz. I need a headset though : (

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Qyn

Get a headset!

Actually you just need a mic. I have one built into my laptop so I just used that for months until people complained enough that I broke down and got a new headset (cats had destroyed all of the others).

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Qyn

So how is it, Bram?

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Brambles Everroot

Well, so far it has been pretty funny and the satirical Nordic environment summons up the chuckles. I'm still getting used to the control and combos, but I think it'll be really fun multiplayer!

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Qyn

Summoning chuckles ftw.

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Qyn

I just bought it, and Foster is also grabbing it. It's pretty simple, as far as there's no mana, or levels, or points of any kind, but the combinations of spells, and type of casting (self, aoe, etc) make it pretty interesting! I've just been trying different combinations and seeing what happens. I killed myself like 4 times in the tutorial. XD

I can see this being ridiculously amusing in multiplayer.

Also, the crazy gibber-english dialog is hilarious.

For $10 I think this is a great deal.

Fap, get a headset!

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Fap

FUCK

Okay, I'll try to get one this afternoon. I'm at the mercy of Kate's schedule. I'll see if she can fit me into her list of shit to do on her day off.

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Vasya

Rofl.

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Qyn

XD

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Brambles Everroot

Ok, so I've finally removed my old, broken video card and I'm now playing w/ one that has the 512 MB of power! It...doesn't have a power chord to it and take up more RAM but it doesn't really make my computer that much slower.

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Fap

MY SHIT IS INSTALLED SON

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Qyn

And...headset? >_>

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Fap

unopened, but existant

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Qyn

So, this game has it's share of issues (shadow issues and kinda laggy for me at times) and the collission detection could be less annoying, HOWEVER, it makes up for bugginess by being a lot of fun to play.

My first boss fight this evening went pretty well. I won't go into boss details so as not to spoil anything, but here's the basic story:

I had the boss to about half health and I had figured out a decent strategy which involved running away and launching boulders at it from afar. Everything was going fantastic and then I decided to get a bit of distance between the boss and myself so I could charge up a super sized boulder to launch at it, a killing blow, if you will. Well, I charged that sucker up and then right as the boss got to me I mashed the attack button. Except, it wasn't the offensive attack button, it was the self cast button and an enormous boulder fell out of the sky and one-shotted me. This happened not once, but twice.

Yeeea, running around frantically combining spells and mashing buttons gets you killed, pretty often.

I also drowned no less than 11 times this evening and I only played for about 90 minutes.

Multiplayer is going to be completely batshit insane.

<3

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Brambles Everroot

Bwahaha! I'm trying to nudge some of my friends at school to get the game too! Then'll we'll have a whole scholarly assortment of mages to run around willy-nilly. Also, hearing what happened at a LAN party (a number of 4 or five i think) a few of them even had trouble working together on Alien Swarm. From what I can tell one of their ppl was a bit early with sealing a door and when it finally opened again the player left on the alien's side of the door gave the solderer a few shotgun shells to the face.

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Trumby

Played this a bit over the weekend on a friends computer and well, I was not a fan of playing it on a 360 controller (since I am terrible on those). You can 4 person co-op on one computer with the keyboard/mouse and 4 controllers, but I definitely would have to say it is a lot better using keyboard and mouse.

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Brambles Everroot

Ah, I'll remember that! (so, too bad one can't hook up multiple keyboards to the same computer, or can they?)

Also, anyone want to play this weekend? maybe on sunday? if so, give me a pzzt on skype/steam/facebook!

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Fap

if i'm not consumed with homework/building a brewery in my garage, i'll be there

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Qyn

Foster and I tried some multiplayer last night and it was pretty rofls. And in fact we are going to play a bit more in like 10 minutes.

Fap you were just on Steam, and then I messaged you and you immediately logged off.

>_>

<_<

FINE THEN!

No multiplayer Magicka for you.

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Fap

When my computer restarts, it automatically logs into Steam and I don't even notice it. I wasn't even in the same room as my computer when I ALLEGEDLY logged off! I was watching Top Chef.

Totally didn't even know this drama was unfolding, sorry! I'm probably down for this weekend, I just need to do some serious time management. I just got word that I can finalize my brewery (of which there will be pictures), so I have to hack apart the biggest, heaviest chest of drawers I've ever seen with a crow bar just to get it out of the way. Then I have to find a fridge and get it into the garage, and finish assembling my new kettle, fermenter, and brew sculpture, all while not falling behind on homework. I should be getting engineering credits at school for this brewery construction!

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Qyn

Whoa, that sounds amazing, brewery > magicka.

So your computer was snubbing me, uh huh, riiiiight.

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Fap

My computer hates you.

Check out what I done bought:

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Qyn

The Fermenator!

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Fap

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Brambles Everroot

That's...kinda awesome, but also would make for a fun thesis paper!

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Qyn

Fap wrote:
FUCK

XD

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Qyn

Upcoming Magicka expansion, Magicka: Vietnam.