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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby thegreekdog on Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:40 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:Try out the demo, and you can check the historical accuracies (or not). Haven't played Braveheart though.


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Have you tried Hearts of Iron, Victoria, or Europa Universalis yet? Same designers.

I think there is some mod that lets you start in Crusder Kings then to Europa Universalis then to Victoria then to Hearts of Iron, but I'm too much of a wimp to try that.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:52 pm

thegreekdog wrote:
AndyDufresne wrote:Try out the demo, and you can check the historical accuracies (or not). Haven't played Braveheart though.


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Have you tried Hearts of Iron, Victoria, or Europa Universalis yet? Same designers.

I think there is some mod that lets you start in Crusder Kings then to Europa Universalis then to Victoria then to Hearts of Iron, but I'm too much of a wimp to try that.


Haven't tried those, but since you mentioned Europa Universalis a few posts ago, I stumbled into their games and read reviews on CK2 and watched some youtube "Lets Play" videos about it, and played their demo, and it roped me in pretty well.


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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:42 am

AndyDufresne wrote:So I purchased Crusader Kings II, plus some DLC that opens up Islamic empires for play as well. I've never really played an immense grand-strategy game, but I've been liking it quite a bit so far.

In the game I have going, I am the King of Scotland (about 17 years old, this is the 3rd king I've had control of), and the year is about 1100. England is in disarray because of viking invasions and squabbling among dukes and counts, and Ireland is segmented into independent counties.

So they both look ripe for expansion, if I can sure up some of my internal politics, since some of my vassals are revolting either to place an older dude on the throne or to forge an independent duchy for themselves. But I've put down their rebellions pretty well...but some alliances I've made with a few Spanish Kings aren't going so well, they want to see me assassinated I think, according to my spy master.

Did I mention I've had a bit of a falling out with the Catholic church as well? They liked my predecessors reasonably well, but my envoy to the Pope isn't doing very well ingratiating himself and our kingdom with the papacy, and of course, I've changed the laws to Free Investiture so I can install Bishops and Archbishops, instead of having Rome choose 'em. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I elevated my court chaplain to AntiPope status, and he openly contested the legitimacy of the Pope in Rome. But he ended up being a Cathar Heretic, so I just threw him in jail to rot, in hopes of smoothing things over with the Pope. Maybe I'll go on a crusade or something to make him feel better.

Pretty fun sandboxey game so far, and I've only been playing for like 40 game years, and I've got another 300 some years ahead of me.


Here's an update. The Church in Rome still hates me, because of the whole AntiPope thing. My relations with other Catholic nations has also taken a hit as well. However, on the homefront, all my rebellions were put down and my Scottish King, who has a few notable traits like "Ugly, stutter, maimed, and brilliant strategist" (go figure) was leading a charge across the Sea of Gallway in the Ulster county of Ireland to claim it under his crown. Unfortunately, after sieging a city, he became ill and died!

Which wasn't so good, since his eldest son was 6 at the time, and a weak child on the throne doesn't bode well. I now transition to playing as my 6 year old son...and my uncle (so the king's brother) takes the opportunity to usurp the crown from me in a civil war with some other vassals and counts. Try as I did, even with a large contingent of Breton mercenaries, I lost the civil war. He did not throw me in jail though, perhaps out of compassion to his kin. So slowly, as I grew older I reinforced my garrison and personal army levies, until I was old enough to lead a battle. Like my father, I was an ugly, diligent, warrior, and still a Duke who owned a few counties. Another uncle of mine, who still had a good opinion of me, was vying for the throne himself, so I threw all my weight and armies behind his faction, and we started a civil war to put him on the throne (he had less children for me to eventually assassinate, was my thinking, so I could ascend to throne eventually again).

Our civil war successful, and my other uncle....King Macbeth, was now King of Scotland. Since I was an excellent warrior, and an initial backer of his faction, he gave me the Marshal position on his Council, where I could get stronger and keep close to him and improve his opinion of me in his wars with England. I plotted with some other vassals and counts to kill his son, so I would be the next in line of succession. And things were going so well...until a very powerful, but problematic drunkard, who I invited to my plot spilled the beans. The King and his vassals have lost their respect for me. And there I ended for now.

Pretty sure my next plans are, since everything is out in the open about the assassination plot, is to both try to assassinate the king fast with a somewhat haphazard-low chance attempt, and then commit to civil war since my armies are pretty strong, my prestige is up, my coffers are full, and I've been slowly improving relations with the Danes across the sea, in hopes they'll support my effort.

So as not to clog this thread, I'll put further updates in the Longest Thread, Thread.


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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby rdsrds2120 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:01 pm

I've picked up a nifty little amazingly frustrating Indie game called Antichamber.

Here's a gameplay video:



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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Gillipig on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:01 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:
AndyDufresne wrote:So I purchased Crusader Kings II, plus some DLC that opens up Islamic empires for play as well. I've never really played an immense grand-strategy game, but I've been liking it quite a bit so far.

In the game I have going, I am the King of Scotland (about 17 years old, this is the 3rd king I've had control of), and the year is about 1100. England is in disarray because of viking invasions and squabbling among dukes and counts, and Ireland is segmented into independent counties.

So they both look ripe for expansion, if I can sure up some of my internal politics, since some of my vassals are revolting either to place an older dude on the throne or to forge an independent duchy for themselves. But I've put down their rebellions pretty well...but some alliances I've made with a few Spanish Kings aren't going so well, they want to see me assassinated I think, according to my spy master.

Did I mention I've had a bit of a falling out with the Catholic church as well? They liked my predecessors reasonably well, but my envoy to the Pope isn't doing very well ingratiating himself and our kingdom with the papacy, and of course, I've changed the laws to Free Investiture so I can install Bishops and Archbishops, instead of having Rome choose 'em. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I elevated my court chaplain to AntiPope status, and he openly contested the legitimacy of the Pope in Rome. But he ended up being a Cathar Heretic, so I just threw him in jail to rot, in hopes of smoothing things over with the Pope. Maybe I'll go on a crusade or something to make him feel better.

Pretty fun sandboxey game so far, and I've only been playing for like 40 game years, and I've got another 300 some years ahead of me.


Here's an update. The Church in Rome still hates me, because of the whole AntiPope thing. My relations with other Catholic nations has also taken a hit as well. However, on the homefront, all my rebellions were put down and my Scottish King, who has a few notable traits like "Ugly, stutter, maimed, and brilliant strategist" (go figure) was leading a charge across the Sea of Gallway in the Ulster county of Ireland to claim it under his crown. Unfortunately, after sieging a city, he became ill and died!

Which wasn't so good, since his eldest son was 6 at the time, and a weak child on the throne doesn't bode well. I now transition to playing as my 6 year old son...and my uncle (so the king's brother) takes the opportunity to usurp the crown from me in a civil war with some other vassals and counts. Try as I did, even with a large contingent of Breton mercenaries, I lost the civil war. He did not throw me in jail though, perhaps out of compassion to his kin. So slowly, as I grew older I reinforced my garrison and personal army levies, until I was old enough to lead a battle. Like my father, I was an ugly, diligent, warrior, and still a Duke who owned a few counties. Another uncle of mine, who still had a good opinion of me, was vying for the throne himself, so I threw all my weight and armies behind his faction, and we started a civil war to put him on the throne (he had less children for me to eventually assassinate, was my thinking, so I could ascend to throne eventually again).

Our civil war successful, and my other uncle....King Macbeth, was now King of Scotland. Since I was an excellent warrior, and an initial backer of his faction, he gave me the Marshal position on his Council, where I could get stronger and keep close to him and improve his opinion of me in his wars with England. I plotted with some other vassals and counts to kill his son, so I would be the next in line of succession. And things were going so well...until a very powerful, but problematic drunkard, who I invited to my plot spilled the beans. The King and his vassals have lost their respect for me. And there I ended for now.

Pretty sure my next plans are, since everything is out in the open about the assassination plot, is to both try to assassinate the king fast with a somewhat haphazard-low chance attempt, and then commit to civil war since my armies are pretty strong, my prestige is up, my coffers are full, and I've been slowly improving relations with the Danes across the sea, in hopes they'll support my effort.

So as not to clog this thread, I'll put further updates in the Longest Thread, Thread.


--Andy

Sounds like you're having a great time with that game. A miracle your uncle didn't kill you when he usurped the throne from you though. How many years have you played now?
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:22 pm

I think I'm about 60-80 games years? Quite a few more ahead of me. My goal, if I become King again, is to try to take over the island of Ireland and claim it under my crown, since they are just bands of counties without a central government, so less risky than say invading England to my south.

Anyways, I am going to post other updates in the Longest Thread, Thread. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=914


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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:04 pm

rdsrds2120 wrote:I've picked up a nifty little amazingly frustrating Indie game called Antichamber.

Here's a gameplay video:



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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Lootifer on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:55 pm

Yeah agree that clip made me want to divide by zero.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby rdsrds2120 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:08 pm

Lootifer wrote:Yeah agree that clip made me want to divide by zero.


The whole game. I've been running in circles trying to figure out things. I almost got the second gun but it led me to believe an untruth. Sucked.

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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby notyou2 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:40 pm

The new Neverwinter Nights is out for beta testing
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby thegreekdog on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:52 pm

notyou2 wrote:The new Neverwinter Nights is out for beta testing


I know I'm in the minority with this opinion, but I really wish companies would put out RPGs on their own and not make them MMORPGs. For example, I would love to play The Old Republic game, but I have no interest in playing an MMORPG. Same thing with Neverwinter Nights.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby muy_thaiguy on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:12 pm

thegreekdog wrote:
notyou2 wrote:The new Neverwinter Nights is out for beta testing


I know I'm in the minority with this opinion, but I really wish companies would put out RPGs on their own and not make them MMORPGs. For example, I would love to play The Old Republic game, but I have no interest in playing an MMORPG. Same thing with Neverwinter Nights.

Apparently with the Old Republic, once you max out your level, there is nothing else to do. At all.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:04 am

Sim City 5 is coming out next month I think. I haven't played really since the first or second Sim City and Sim Farm...Hm. I'm going to have to look into it.


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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Nendreel on Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:16 pm

muy_thaiguy wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
notyou2 wrote:The new Neverwinter Nights is out for beta testing


I know I'm in the minority with this opinion, but I really wish companies would put out RPGs on their own and not make them MMORPGs. For example, I would love to play The Old Republic game, but I have no interest in playing an MMORPG. Same thing with Neverwinter Nights.

Apparently with the Old Republic, once you max out your level, there is nothing else to do. At all.


I've been playing TOR since shortly after it launched. At first there wasn't a lot of endgame stuff, mostly because the game was released WAY too early, but they've really been cranking out the content in the last few months.
Still if you don't like MMOs, then TOR won't change your mind.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:28 pm

Steam is having an epic sale for Crusader Kings II, the game I mentioned here. You can get it for 9.99. Quite a bit of the DLC is on sale cheap too.


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