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Old 09-16-2021, 02:53 PM   #23251
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Re: Let's talk about Stream and buy mountains of games

Titan Quest Anniversary Edition free on Steam until the 23rd.
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Old 09-17-2021, 03:16 AM   #23252
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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition free on Steam until the 23rd.
until D2R launch, interesting
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Old 09-17-2021, 05:00 AM   #23253
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You tried the Grim Dawn Reign of Terror mod?

I play other mods, so haven't given it much of a go yet, but know it's well done and very popular.

Old video, but you gives you an idea.

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Old 09-17-2021, 03:07 PM   #23254
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Not a big fan of mods when there are so many regular games to play. Looks pretty cool though! I'm not sure if it'd scratch the itch because of the classes. I haven't even played GD expansions yet
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Old 09-17-2021, 03:13 PM   #23255
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It obviously depends on the game, but mods are ****ing incredible. One of the few remnants of the "old internet" that's still out there. Just passionate people making the games they love better, for free.

But I get it, some mods can often be pretty intimidating to get into initially. I wouldn't have even attempted my recent KOTOR build without such a thorough guide at hand. We need more stuff like Steam Workshop that streamlines the process.
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Old 09-17-2021, 04:11 PM   #23256
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Don't play around with them much, but Dawn of Masteries on Grim Dawn has put me wayyy into the 1000's of hours.

I'm an alt-addict and a sucker for theory crafting. As well as tons of new equipment and creatures, and QoL stuff, the mod ups the possible class combinations from 36 (w/expansions), to 100s!


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Old 09-17-2021, 04:21 PM   #23257
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"can't spam the same spell all day" isn't quite the same as the tabletop system that pathfinder uses. I think a typical tabletop day is maybe 3 fights, but the computer game would have nonstop fights when exploring.
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Old 09-17-2021, 06:42 PM   #23258
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It obviously depends on the game, but mods are ****ing incredible. One of the few remnants of the "old internet" that's still out there. Just passionate people making the games they love better, for free.
+1 (and quite a few more).

Mods are awesome if done right (and they often are).

So many games go from "really good" to "****ing incredible" thanks to mods - it's amazing how many incredibly talented people there are out there who'll do so much good work for free.
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Old 09-17-2021, 08:00 PM   #23259
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Going to grind terraria with mods someday soon.
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:29 AM   #23260
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"can't spam the same spell all day" isn't quite the same as the tabletop system that pathfinder uses. I think a typical tabletop day is maybe 3 fights, but the computer game would have nonstop fights when exploring.
I get your point but I was referring more to the same phenomenon being pretty standard across CRPG titles.
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:56 AM   #23261
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IME most systems on computer games are far better balanced for computer games than the tabletop systems since they were built specifically for the computer game style of almost constant combat. When I played kingmaker, it seemed that no rebalancing was attempted when 10x as many fights were introduced than the system was originally balanced for.

I don't think I ever ran into that problem in a crpg before, most use a system with replenishing lower level spells so the spell caster isn't just standing around uselessly, or they use a mana system and give ways to replenish mana.
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Escapists free on epic, never been able to get into it, even though it seems like a good game.

Also always accidently beat people up.
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Escapists free on epic, never been able to get into it, even though it seems like a good game.

Also always accidently beat people up.
****ing SAME. I've tried playing it a few times. Prisoner mode on Prison Architect seems way more fun.
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