mexalen

Learning to love Dwarf Fortress, gaming's deepest simulation

mexalen

1 year ago

I picked it up again recently, after watching Bratterz Video about the alcoholic cats.

I remeber how I picked it up in 2008 and tried to figure it out on my own. Then I followed a beginners guide online and quickly got the hang of it.
Knowing the basics really is enough to play for tens of hours. Everything will come on its own, in a natural way. You'll fail a lot, but that's what the game is about. Live, Learn, Die, Repeat.
The games motto is "Looking is Fun" for a reason.

It took me close to 15 Minutes to get back into it. Now i have a bustling hive of 43 drunks that carve beautiful figurines that tell stories of long forgotten wars between Elves and Goblins, about dwarves and their gods... and with some pride, how their miner survived a cave in he caused.
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Clustertruck is a cruel, brilliant joke of a game

mexalen

2 years ago

What about Supertruck?
It combines Super Hot and Clustertruck into one hot mess :D
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Now there's a Titanfall card battler

mexalen

2 years ago

@Maleta Adam Jensen?
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Endless Space 2 will launch on Early Access this Summer

mexalen

2 years ago

You should look at Stellaris Steamworkshop... I'd be surprised if there wasn't already a faction called Stephen.
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Diablo 2 gets a surprise patch five years later

mexalen

2 years ago

I am revisiting D2 every other year.
Often it's just nostalgia hitting, other times it's thinking about a new character build that might just work good enough (reads: chosing a bad combination of skills on purpose). Other times it's just because I see something and think to myself: "This reminds me of Travincal..."
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Steam security error leaves personal information exposed

mexalen

2 years ago

@Aks0
4LHXR-L7R7A-GHP6M enjoy!
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You can play Black Ops 3 backwards, so we did

mexalen

2 years ago

Brilliant. Thank you!
Remember Sammy Jenkins.

Honestly, more games should have a feature like this.
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Helldivers is coming to Steam next month

mexalen

3 years ago

Love the game, playing it regularly with a friend on his PS4.
As I dont have a PS myself, this is great news. Probably a buy. Any infos how much it will cost?
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Several prominent voice actors have voted to strike

mexalen

3 years ago

Besides asking for money (as has been pointed out by adrianleiggordon, programmers et all don't get any additional payment), I think this is very reasonable.
Just think back to that homophobic shooter couple months ago, where the voice actor didn't know what his lines would be used for. (Even if the lines would have to sound rather homophobic anyway...)
Transparency is key. And I think they have every right to ask for it.
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Omega Force's Attack on Titan game looks bloody mental

mexalen

3 years ago

Some gameplay would have been nice. The trailer looks like it's entirely cinematics / scenes from the anime reshot with the game engine.

...but zipping around in the 3D-Device would be awesome...

As I don't have anykind of Playstation I hope they bonk it, so I don't feel like I miss out :D
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Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 free on Origin

mexalen

3 years ago

Oh Yeah!
... I'll play "Hells March" all day, till I get home from work to download the game :D
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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void release date announced

mexalen

3 years ago

Nerdgasm!
Watched it twice. Gets better everytime...
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Tales from the Borderlands is the closest we have to a great video game movie

mexalen

3 years ago

You forgot about "Dead or Alive".
The movie captures all essentials of the games: Girls in Bikinis and nicely choreographed fight scenes ...and a story that might make sense if you squint at it from afar.
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5000 Rainbow Six Siege closed beta keys up for grabs

mexalen

3 years ago

Is it still en vogue to lament about that FB-thing? If so, I'd like to join the choir.
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So, Mr Kojima, do we feel "ashamed" over Quiet?

mexalen

3 years ago

@jamyskis1981
Thanks!
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mexalen

3 years ago

@UncleLou
Haven't played the game, but I suppose it's like Mirandas Ass in Mass Effect 2 in almost every dialogue. Am I right in this assumption?

http://game-guide.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Mass-Effect-2-Miranda.jpg
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mexalen

3 years ago

Not interessted in MGSV so I can't comment on Quiet, but the issue at hand is relevant beyond this title.
Great read, thanks Aoife!

...tits.
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Here's how Michael Fassbender looks in the Assassin's Creed film

mexalen

3 years ago

@AmorousBadger. stop crushing my hopes and dreams.
This time it will be different. Surely. Right?
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mexalen

3 years ago

Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. ...
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XCOM 2 delayed to February 2016

mexalen

3 years ago

Nooooooooooo.
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We've got 3000 Might & Magic Heroes 7 closed beta keys to give away

mexalen

3 years ago

Well, if it takes FB to confirm my humanity I am out of luck. Unfortunately I also suck at putting in captcha-codes.
...I really need to talk to my mum/manufacturer.
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Video: How does base building work in XCOM 2?

mexalen

3 years ago

Great Interview, thanks!

I suppose, I validated my ticket for the hype-train the moment they released the trailer. I thought it hard to wait for the game before, but after the interview (which was way more detailed than others I saw) it's almost unbearable.
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Video: Where's the hype for these huge games?

mexalen

3 years ago

Nice video, thanks.
I am definately guilty in regards of Deux Ex: MD. ...I am sitting patiently on my hands. This means I can't click any videos.

Additionally: I usually don't want to spoil myself with to much information. This means, that I'd rather take a quick glimpse to keep me interessted, than watching at in-depth previews. Once I played the game I often look back at interviews etc, to learn more about the process that made the game the way it is.
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Broken Sword and 25 years of Revolution

mexalen

3 years ago

Never got around to play the Broken sword series. But I love Beneath a steel sky.
As he said in the interview, these were very social games. I played Beneath a steel sky with a friend and sometimes even my brother would join us.
...maybe it's because that was pre-internet. No online guides, no walk-throughs on Youtube or Lets play on Twitch. You had to get all available brainpower in front of your screen to complete these games.
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Video: Wandering around the show floor at Gamescom 2015

mexalen

3 years ago

Nice, EA shows off the new Messi Effect.
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Batman: Arkham Knight mod lets you play as Alfred

mexalen

3 years ago

Honestly, I wasn't interested in this game before. I am tired of the series (though the first 2 games are great). But this mod looks quite fun, might grab it in a sale...
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The strange joy of failure in Pandemic

mexalen

3 years ago

I love Pandemic, but didn't give it a second thought, why I do. So, thanks for your insight.

Whats even more exciting tough is, that there will be a Legacy-Pandemic coming out this autumn. For those not familiar with Legacy-Games: the game changes everytime you play. You change the rules, the board, the cards. Add stuff and destroy other materials.
Legacy even makes Risk playable again.
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BioWare confirms more Dragon Age: Inquisition story content

mexalen

3 years ago

Was anyone here able to recreate their Hawke or HoF with the editor in DAI?
I failed on both.
Without any resemblance to that character, whats the point in bringing them back anyway?
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mexalen

3 years ago

@Cimeas
...and in many cases (as in mine) he is dead.
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What's going on in Asteroids Outpost?

mexalen

3 years ago

" It makes the Mako sections from the first Mass Effect look like Burnout Paradise."
Thanks - you just made my day.
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Video: Elite doesn't care about you - and that's why it's great

mexalen

3 years ago

Quite enjoyed this.

I really like the game. I made some money trading and running missions. Got myself a Hauler, upgraded the FSD and installed a fuel scoop, and then took off. I am a lover, not a fighter.

After leaving the last manned system behind, I spent severall (gaming) days scanning uncharted territory. Every planet, every asteroid field, looking for distant suns I only knew about from the system map.
From time to time I am trecking back and sell the data. I actually make lots of cash that way.

Most people I told about my routine think, that I am wasting my time on the most boring thing ever. But to me, there is a sense of excitement to it. Going where no man has gone before. Hoping to find scoopable suns (and not bursting into flame while refueling). Knowing that the next adventure is only 1 FSD jump away.
I've been to more than 450 systems now.

I just don't play it as often as I thought I'd want to.
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The Witcher 3 will have a second playable character

mexalen

3 years ago

I've been to Comic Con this Year, where they played a half Hour live-demo of an entire Quest line.
It looked absolutely stunning. Gorgeous scenery and smooth animation. I am confident the Game will hold up to our expectations.

Ofcourse I have no idea, what platform they played the demo. And as always a powerfull PC will beat the consoles in graphics output. That's nothing to be angry about.
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Halo: Spartan Assault heads to Xbox One on Christmas Eve

mexalen

4 years ago

Running naivly in HD? The game and I got much in common.
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Star Trek Online

mexalen

9 years ago

Caption of the month! "An enterprising game of asteroids" ..it's pure win! :D
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Scribblenauts

mexalen

9 years ago

well, at least I know that it's not perfect. but I want that game anyway :)
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Huge Scribblenauts dictionary leaked

mexalen

9 years ago

@redneon: 20K words of praise to you for that post!
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Natural Born Killer

mexalen

9 years ago

Love this articles!
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Microsoft answers Live Tenure queries

mexalen

9 years ago

my Xbox-accoutnr says 00978-48037 does that mean that there were 97 Million ppl on XBLA before me?
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Eurogamer Denmark launches

mexalen

9 years ago

I only visited eurogamer.de once, and it just wasnt the same... they lack the sass and witt of the brits :)
good luck to the danes, anyway.
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Tropico is coming to Xbox 360

mexalen

9 years ago

Excellent, loved the first one. 2nd one was just not my cup of tea, but with the 3rd one rooting more in the original Tropicos gameplay and the gorgeous screens, I am already mighty excited.
I take a copy for the 360, please :)
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3D Realms shuts down

mexalen

9 years ago

I lol'ed ..no seriously, I laughed out loud, because that's just to funny. Varporware FTW!
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Electronic Arts makes billion-dollar loss

mexalen

9 years ago

sounds like Ellie has some plans for some Riccitello fan-fiction
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Activision promotes Wolverine at the Zoo

mexalen

9 years ago

^^
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