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Topic: General Gaming / MineCraft Vs. Terraria

Originally posted by King_Kuranes:

Terrarria borrows heavily from Minecraft. And when I say Borrows, I mean “rips off”.
So, I’ll say Minecraft.

Right, because if something borrows from/rips off a good game it becomes inherently terrible.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestion: Different color D's based on the dev's top rated game

It does. You also did not read the thread – or you didn’t read it properly. If you had done so you’d see there are far greater pros than the ones you listed, actually, I haven’t seen many people talking about competing, really.

I have not read the entire thread, I"ll admit, but I’ve read about half of it. (the more recent half) I don’t believe I’ve seen all these other pros you’re saying have been discussed. I’m not saying they aren’t in the thread; maybe I skimmed past that post, maybe it was before I started reading, I dunno, but would you care to condense these six pages into a few positives? All I’ve seen are that it would allow developers to sort of “compete”, it would add a sort of “shame” to making bad games, it would “show which developers are good and bad”, and, well, that’s about it. I don’t believe I’ve seen any other pros than that, and I feel allowing the developers to see this as their own personal “high score” as the strongest positive out of the three I listed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestion: Different color D's based on the dev's top rated game

Originally posted by MamboJambo:

similar to people who play a 2.5 star game, and feel compelled to rate it lower (i.e. 2 stars).

So you agree we should delete rating displays? We should also remove the “hot new games” and “best games” sections because those mights influence people when rating, along with ability to view comments before rating. Yup.

No, that’s not what he said. You don’t think having games on the front page increases ratings? It’s simple psychology that a person instinctively wants to follow the crowd. While displaying ratings on games, frontpaging them and so forth does unintentionally make ratings higher or lower than they would have been otherwise, the fact that it allows for easier sorting, categorizing, and more ease of use for the end user outweighs that negative. In a case like this, however, the small positive (developers being able to “compete” with another, or see themselves rated on a scale) does not outweigh the negative of the votes being influenced.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / My luck with Terraria 1.0.5

Sure, it’s bothersome to clear out those extra blocks, but the blocks are much smaller in Terraria than Minecraft. Besides, I don’t think it’s a huge deal anyway. Once you get the higher level pickaxes in Terraria, it takes about the same amount of time to clear out the three blocks to move forward as it would to clear out the two you’d need to take a step forward in Minecraft (if not faster…I had only got to Gold pickaxe when I played Terraria, I’ve heard there’s…hellforge pickaxes or obsidian picks or something…but I know there’s more tiers above gold, and gold was already as fast as Minecraft).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / My luck with Terraria 1.0.5

Seriously. The character is 3×2. What. The. Fuck.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestion: Different color D's based on the dev's top rated game

Originally posted by ElBandito81:

Devs who previously had a bad game will likely get less plays, and those who do play their games will feel slightly infulenced to rate that game lower, similar to people who play a 2.5 star game, and feel compelled to rate it lower (i.e. 2 stars).

I think this is a very interesting point, and more people who are for this colored D thing should take this into account.

I was all for colored Ds, but I’m finding my position being swayed by a lot of arguments those against them are making.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / My luck with Terraria 1.0.5

Originally posted by smookyolo:
Originally posted by AioriaRox:

Why aren’t you playing Minecraft instead?

Because currently Terraria is a much more complete game?

Also, Terraria has much more, better exploration/combat than Minecraft.

It’s all opinion, though.

As a very hardcore Minecraft player, I’ll agree with you that Terraria’s exploration and combat is much superior. Just the wealth of special items that you can find in Terraria make the adventure aspect far superior than Minecraft’s. There’s actually new stuff to find as you keep exploring the world you are given, and I respect that. However, I find Minecraft is a much more fun game in nearly all other aspects, especially in what I consider to be Minecraft’s greatest strength: building. Building in Terraria is extremely limited, not only by it’s choice to go with the 2D perspective, but with it’s lack of items to build with. In Terraria your only building options are standard blocks (wood, stone, dirt, gold, iron, etc), and some extremely simple scenery pieces like tables and chairs. In Minecraft you have all the colors of the rainbow (through wool) at your fingertips, you have many different scenery pieces (Different wood types, hatches, flowers, etc etc), and that’s only in the visual department.

In my opinion, the thing that makes Terraria pale in comparison to Minecraft is Minecraft’s ability to let the player construct things that function. Creations that do things. In Minecraft you can do so many things with redstone, such as making an item dispensing system, player traps, mob traps, boat roads, you name it. As a sort of an add-on to redstone, there’s also an entire world of minecarts and minecart tracks that you can make in Minecraft to make your work go even smoother.

Because currently Terraria is a much more complete game?

Using the examples I’ve stated above, it’s clear that neither Terraria or Minecraft is a more “complete game”, each game simply excels in the area that the other is lacking in.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What X-box game to buy?

Yea to the first two, Nay to the third. Witcher 2 blows DAII out of the water so hard it’s not even funny.

I dunno, I liked Dragon Age II a good bit. I’m a huge fan of hack and slash RPGS, though, so my opinion may be biased. I haven’t played the Witcher II yet, either, but I definitely will whenever it comes to consoles (or I muster up enough cash for a gaming PC, whichever happens first).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / World Of Warcraft (wow)

Originally posted by shadow_night73:

Is this game ACTUALLY as good as some people say?

It’s not that the game is so good, it’s that it’s so addicting. I’ve never gotten into the game myself, but I’ve got quite a few friends who have, and I’ve played the game once or twice before. I think the reason it’s so addicting, especially when compared to games that make you want to chop your fingers off like Modern Warfare 2 online, is that WoW doesn’t have any frustration. Essentially, the more you play the better your guy gets. And while this is true with other addicting games, like MW2, in WoW there isn’t as much (or at all, really) frustration, since almost all of what you are doing is against a computer controlled enemy, not some jackass online who just wants to make you angry.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What X-box game to buy?

As someone who plays a shitload of games, here’s what I’ve got to suggest:

MASS EFFECT AND MASS EFFECT 2. Sorry for the caps and bolding there, but you need to play these games. You can get them both for dirt cheap now, and the story is just phenomenal. Everything about these games is just…amazing. The second is miles better than the first, but playing the first really helps you enjoy the second even more when you get there. If you do play these games, be warned that the first starts out pretty slow (the first two hours or so are a chore), but please don’t drop it then…it get’s so much better.

Borderlands GOTY. I can’t suggest this one enough. I bought the game on release date, and spent 30 hours with it beating it once, on my own. I’ve probably spent another 20 or so hours just playing either new characters or doing another playthrough with different friends. If you can get a friend to buy this game, or, hell, even just get a friend to come over, you will have an absolute blast with this game. Even if you play it solo, it will still last you a good long while, because it encourages a second playthrough. And, like I said, I played just the core game for those 50 some-odd hours. That’s not even counting the four DLC packs that come with the GOTY edition. If you buy this game, you’ll get 60 hours + of entertainment, easy.

If you enjoyed Fallout 3, maybe Elder Scrolls IV would be up your alley. I personally didn’t like it as much as Fallout, but it’s very similar to Fallout in all but the setting. To put it simply, it’s Fallout in medieval times.

As for New Vegas, it is essentially a Fallout 3 expansion pack. I just didn’t like where it was set, so I didn’t enjoy the game as much as I enjoyed Fallout 3 because I felt the world just wasn’t as good as it was in F3, but if you’re just looking for more Fallout, this is for you.

If you loved Assassin’s Creed 2, you’ll probably be blown away with Brotherhood. The single player story mode is very, very good, and I’ve spent close to 15 hours in it and I’m only a third of the way through. Granted, a lot of that time was doing side-quests or just messing around, but that’s what’s great about AC:B: There’s just so much stuff to do. You’ll be blown away the first time you open up the map and see all the distractions you could go do. Another point I’d like to touch on with this game is the multiplayer. This game certainly doesn’t need multiplayer, the single player is great on it’s own, but the multiplayer is actually really good. It doesn’t require an online pass, and it’s not twitch-based like Call of Duty is, it’s pretty easy to get into. With my experience with it, people generally aren’t as rude in that community, as well. I’ve never once been insulted while playing the AC:B multiplayer online.

Next: Just Cause 2. This game is fantastic. If open world games are your jam, buy this. I don’t know what else to say other than there just so much stuff to do in this game. It is a very repetitive game, but if you have a completionist nature (like I do), there will be so much for you to do here it’s crazy. I’ve spent over 20 hours here, and the counter says I’ve completed 8% of the game. The world is huge and just so fun to mess around in, and it’s populated with hundreds of towns, cities, villages, airports, and docks. Each location like this essentially has it’s own sidequest, as there are powerups and things to destroy to get Chaos (the points system used to unlock new missions) sprinkled throughout every settlement.

I’ve already typed far too much, but here’s a few more you may like:

Dragon Age Origins, Awakening, and Dragon Age II: All great games. So much content. If you like RPGS, buy these.

Lastly, here’s one I recommend to everyone who asks me what games they should get:

Red Faction: Guerrilla. The only “If you like X then you’ll love this game” I can think of for this is “If you like having fun then you’ll like this game”. The story is nonsensical, the open world is bland, and the missions get repetitive, but this game is somehow so much fun. Look up some videos, if you aren’t convinced. This game has the most realistic destruction engine I’ve ever seen in a video game, and it puts you in the middle of a huge world full of buildings. The game gives you a sledgehammer and sets you off. Over the course of the game you get timed bombs, black hole grenades, jetpacks, and a gun that melts buildings. You need this game.

So if you’ve still got any free time left after reading that essay, head out and pick up one (or more) of those games!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kong Badge Walkthrough/Guide Thread (Latest: Snailiad)

I just want to thank you for actually voicing over these walkthroughs. I absolutely dread seeing “walkthroughs” where it’s just something playing the game through.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestion: Different color D's based on the dev's top rated game

Originally posted by Danaroth:

I don’t see why we should need a golden D to see if the game is good; what about… dunno, check the rating?

It’s wouldn’t be used to judge how good a game is. The rating is there for that. It would be there as something for developers to strive for. The vast majority of people with developer icons next to their usernames just put out a shitty three-screen “RPG” they made in a couple hours just to get that “D”. As it stands, fantastic flash game developers such as undefined or Djugan are no different at a glance than, say, 1337killulolz with his game that is nothing more than a button with a running count over it.

I haven’t read through the entire thread, just the first and last page, so I’m not sure if this has been posted before, but I’ll say it anyway:

An overlooked benefit these colored Ds could bring is that a brown D would be less of a mark of pride, and more of a mark of shame. People would be more hesitant to release their shitty game (and let’s face it, if you’re game gets less than a 2 rating, you probably knew it would before submitting it) because instead of instantly putting them on the same level as great developers, it had the possibility of putting that mark of shame on their profile. While some people may cite the inevitable whining of people trying to get their games removed to get rid of that brown “D” as negative, I see it as a positive. Why? Because if they do get that dreaded brown D, the only way to remedy the situation is to release a new, better game. This motivates them to create a game that isn’t total shit, and it doesn’t have to be anything spectacular, just something that could get over a 2 rating, to get a D that doesn’t look terrible.

Just my thoughts on the subject.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Minecraft Seeds: Any good ones out there?

“Gargamel” is all you need. Capital G, by the way.

By the way, a lot of seeds don’t have set spawns. One person might enter the seed “omgjizzfacelol” and spawn in a completely different place the OP did. There are certain seeds that, by chance, do have a set spawn. Gargamel is one of them, and let me tell you, you will not be disappointed by this seed. I doubt you’ll find any seed better.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Black Ops Classes, Killstreaks, Etc.

Oh man…I just found my absolute favorite gun in this game. The Commando is an absolute amazing gun. Great iron sights, too, so I can use a suppressor. I just played two games and went 44-8 and 55-9 in them, and got two sets of dogs in each. Whenever you guys get to rank 45, you’ve gotta try this gun. And do your eyes a favor: buy red camo for it.

Seriously, though, this is going to make prestiging really difficult for me…I haven’t found a gun I really like besides the Commando, and if I don’t get it until 5 levels before I prestige again…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Black Ops Classes, Killstreaks, Etc.

Oh man, I’ve been playing the hell out of this. Level 42 currently.

My main class:
Primary: MP5K with suppressor
Secondary: CZ75 dual wield

Lethal: Frag
Tactical: Concussion
Equipment: C4

Perk 1: Hardline Pro (Soooo useful…Even when I’m not running a care package killstreak
Perk 2: Sleight of Hand Pro (really useful as well)
Perk 3: Hacker Pro (EXTREMELY useful. Best perk in the game, IMO. Really, though, this perk only shines when it’s the Pro version.)

I have two other classes, but they are nearly the same. The second class is just the same setup but with a Galil Silenced, and the third class is the same setup but with an M16 Red Dot and Suppressor, and Sleight of Hand is swapped out with Warlord.

My killstreaks are usually:

Spy Plane
Care Package
Helicopter

Or, when I’m doing well:

Spy Plane
Blackbird
Attack Dogs

Also, what is everyone’s favorite camo? I’m a big fan of Red, Warsaw, and Berlin, myself.


and the crossbow can have a scope attached.

Where did you get that? The crossbow can’t have any attachments.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / OH my, Minecraft is hard!

Oh man, I love this game.

I admit: I set the difficulty to peaceful. I don’t regret it at all, though. I think the more fun side of the game is building tunnels, finding caves, making homes, and just gathering resources. Right now I’ve got a house built into the side of a mountain with a hole leading down to a lava river that has patches of diamonds and red stone near it, a hole in the middle of the ocean that leads way down underground and then tunnels into my home. I’ve also found an island near my home that is just a huge cave with the ocean forming waterfalls into it (AWESOME), and I’m currently digging a hole from my mining tunnel under the ocean to the cave-island.

Seriously, I love this game.

Also, if you enjoy Minecraft, go watch some Let’s Plays. Those are damn entertaining. For a really good one, head over to SeaNanners’ channel.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Halo Reach: DO you get armor from beating it on legendary?

Originally posted by GHXpert59:

Yes, you get armor for it. I haz mah CQB helmet with attachments on right now!

EOD > Everything but the carved EVA helmet, and the haunted Pilot helmet.

Fact.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Four Days. Who is ready to remember Reach?

Originally posted by charredmonkeys:

The only thing I like about Reach is that it’s going to be the last game in the franchise.

I swear that’s what they said about 3

Reach isn’t going to be the last one, either. 343 Studios is lined up and ready to make more Halos after Bungie retires the franchise and goes over the Activision.

Get ready for Halo Wars 2: The Third Person Action Game. The board game. The movie.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Top 328 and counting Posters (First: Minnakht)

I dunno if this has been said, but all of the links in the OP lead to “There was no topic with that name found” pages. :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / One Step Back is the perfect example...

Take a Walk and Loved both failed on that one.

They may not have entertained you personally, but they are still entertainment. Just because I personally don’t enjoy watching football (I know, I’m not truly an American, I guess), it’s still entertainment.

:/

(EDIT: Whoa. I just realized those two posts were mere seconds apart. o_0)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / One Step Back is the perfect example...

Originally posted by sellyme:


Loved, Take a Walk and a few others are examples of an interactive movie. They are not games in any way

Can you interact with them and change what is happening on-screen? Then they are games.

So being able to change TV channels makes TV a game?

I’ll rephrase:

A video game is a form of entertainment that you can use an input device (whether that be a Wiimote, Kinect, some fancy mind control device that will be invented thirty years from now…) to control an onscreen “character(s)” (whether those characters be a pong paddle, Mario, or Master Chief, it doesn’t make a difference).

The point is, they are games. They may not be as involving or deep as say, Mardek, but they are games.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / One Step Back is the perfect example...

I really like this game, but I do have a couple minor “niggles” with it:

First: The controls are horrible. You can’t change direction in midair, wall-jumping is horrible, etc.

Second: I beat a level I was stuck on for 10 minutes, then the next level the game glitched on me (I couldn’t collect my clones when I walked over them), and I had to refresh. It wants me to start all over again.

Loved, Take a Walk and a few others are examples of an interactive movie. They are not games in any way

Can you interact with them and change what is happening on-screen? Then they are games.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Top 328 and counting Posters (First: Minnakht)

Damn. I used to be in the top ten. I leave for six months, and now I’m 69th? Forum activity = off the charts.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Idle games should get a category.

Seriously, why are idle games so popular?

I agree. I think the last “good” idle game was the original A Knight’s Story. It was simple, fun, gave a sense of progression (as opposed to games like the ‘Just Chat’ game that has the badge…You know, the one where you dodge stars?), and was just really new for it’s time. Since then it’s just been bogged down by people trying to come up with the “next best thing”.

But yes, idle games should get a category, just not yet. They are clearly growing and getting more popular, and I think we should let the category get large enough to warrant it’s own section, similar to how it worked with creating the MMO section.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Prestige edition of CoD: Black Ops makes me tempted to buy it.

Augh…I may have to buy the Hardened Edition. It was leaked by Best Buy that the four co-op maps? They are the four zombie maps from WaW, and there’s gonna be a zombie mode in Black Ops.