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12:03 PM
@GnomeSlice I don't know if Banished is being released on anything other than Steam.
 
12:13 PM
I'm bored
I've run out of things to burn
 
@badp This is no longer true, Mavericks is free.
> ★ You have earned a new achievement: In the empire business
Woooooooo. 18/18 clicking bad achievements get.
 
Today I refreshed and bought a banana stand
because there's always money in the banana stand
 
@kalina Same.
 
I need more things to burn, which means more people need to vote on meta
so that there are more things to burn
and then I can burn them all
BURN ALL THE THINGS
5
 
12:33 PM
@kalina um, I think not.
 
@badp oh right
There's no note on my meta post that said it was converted is all
was just wondering
 
12:50 PM
@kalina link?
 
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Q: Cleanup 2013: It's time to clearly identify community consensus

kalinaOn meta we have a tag to denote frequently asked questions, it is the moderator only bright red tag known as faq. This tag provides us the opportunity to group together our agreed community consensuses, allowing us easy access to reference them and an easy way to point new users trying to learn h...

 
Holy balls it's cold today.
 
@Unionhawk snowed here yesterday
 
Yep, it was snowing earlier, and, as such, I am declaring a snow day.
 
1:10 PM
yay snow
did you make a snow angel?
 
I'm a snow angel.
Or is it snow bunny? I always get those confused.
 
Good morning, Bridge
3
 
@Fluttershy I'm the only angel on the bridge, therefore you must be a bunny by process of elimination
!
 
@kalina You are no angel.
 
@FEichinger Am too!
 
1:12 PM
@kalina No, you're not. You're evil. EEEEEEEVIL.
 
Why does half of the bridge live on one of the poles?
 
angels can be evil
 
@kalina They learned from you
 
Oct 16 at 20:27, by Wipqozn
@StackExchange I'll never crack another old joke again.
 
@Sterno Man, that didn't last long.
 
1:16 PM
@Sterno We all knew I wouldn't be able to stick to that.
 
Anyone here play Worms series of games?
 
Actually it only took about a day, but I was never in a position to hunt it and link it until now.
 
@GhostToast Worms is pretty fantastic.
 
@Sterno stopped posting Rebecca Black for over 6 months, and you can't even not call him old for a day?
disgraceful
 
I liked @Sterno posting rebecca black videos.
It was like a bridge tradition!
 
1:18 PM
@Wipqozn I didn't!
 
@fredley carried on
 
@Wipqozn I concur. I have played it since the beginning. Last purchase I made was 3 or 4 years ago when their first Steam game came out. Now there have been 2 releases since! I'm wondering if Clan Wars is worth it.
 
With about 15x as many postings
 
Because I'm 30 now, and that means I'm old, and none of you can have fun.
 
@fbueckert No power in the 'verse can stop me.
 
1:18 PM
@GhostToast My rule with the Worms game is that they've gone downhill since Worms World Party.
Every worms game since Worms World Party has had less content/features/weapons/et cetera.
It's silly.
 
@Wipqozn For me it was Armageddon as the best title. Despite its bugs
 
Also Worms Armagaddon is now available for purchase on Steam for $15.
 
@kalina Aww. Room ownership confers no abilities upon me to prevent you from doing anything.
 
@fbueckert I know
 
And it actually runs?
 
1:20 PM
@GhostToast Armageddon and World PArty are both great, but World Party came after Armagadoon, hence the rule.
 
@fbueckert There is actually one thing you could do but it would make you quite unpopular
 
@fbueckert You can read her deleted messages. That's the only power you'll ever need.
 
@GhostToast Not sure. Haven't bought it. I only noticed it a couple days ago.
I'm going to wait for a price drop and then get a bunch of my friends to buy it with me.
 
Scorched Earth > Worms
 
@Wipqozn well, part of that is Team17 promised a free update to WA. They took all our ideas, then shortly after released WWP. So.
@Wipqozn what bothers me is that the community is so split and spread out now because no one can possibly play multiple titles, realistically.
 
1:20 PM
@kalina And I'm not unpopular now? :P
 
@fbueckert I like you, that must count for something
 
Also, as a sidenote, Steam's weekly deals have Space Empires V on sale for super cheap.
 
Counts as -1
 
However, I imagine that sticking the room in gallery mode would cause an outcry
While successfully stopping me
@Sterno +10, tbh
I have a big heart
 
I wouldn't mind trying to get a long term game of that going, if people are interested.
 
1:21 PM
it's just made of fire... and spite
with a tiny little bit of love
 
... Right.
 
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Hrm. That looks kind of like a bacon turtle.
 
Where is @fredley today?
 
@GhostToast Ah, I see. I've never really followed the worms community myself.
I haven't actually played worms game in a while.
 
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Q: Does standing still on the sand still summon more ant-lions?

The UglyIn the chapter "sand traps", touching any of the sand along a large portion of the coast causes an ant-lion or two to spawn, and if you try to run across a long stretch of sand you can easily spawn too many ant-lions to fight off. I was wondering though, if I jumped onto the sand and stood in pla...

 
1:24 PM
@Wipqozn How's Europea Universalis treating you?
 
@fbueckert Good. I'm currently spreading across North America.
well, south america right now.
 
@Wipqozn i havent played in a while either. looking to get back into it possibly
 
@GhostToast Yeah, the games a lot of fun.
I'd suggest holding off until the autumn sale though. Steam had one last year, and they'lll probably have one again. Should save you a bit of cash with whatever game you pick up.
> “Worms Clan Wars is about as close to Armageddon as a Worms game has come since. In ways it is far superior, for instance the sleeker graphics, the clan-based multiplayer, and the absolutely endless customization possibilities”
8.5/10 – Capsule Computers
 
Space Empires V is on sale for under $5. Anybody interested in a long term game?
 
From the steam page. That's enough to pique my interest.
 
1:27 PM
aka. The old version of play-by-mail type deal. Since it doesn't support multiplayer in any other fashion.
 
@fbueckert I've thought about picking that up a few times before, when I was looking for a Space 4X.
I've never looked much into it though.
 
@Wipqozn It's my favorite 4X.
Customizability is somewhat insane.
 
IF Worms Clan War really does have a lot of customization it will have sold me.
My biggest problem with all the post world party games is the customization borders on non-existent.
 
My biggest problem with post-Armageddon games is they always drop weapons from previous games
 
One thing I loved doing in World Party was setting sudden death to start right away, and have it be the water level rising every turn at max.
@BenBrocka That too.
Like I said above every game post-world party has just been worms with less features.
 
1:30 PM
Ninja ropes were my favorite thing to use.
 
Also loading times, at least for Revolution and the PS3 ports of Worms and Armageddon
 
Clan Wars may not be though. I'll need to look into it.
 
Revolution would have been fantastic if it had more weapons and, critically, the ninja rope physics were left intact
Classic works ninja ropes' physics were completely broken and impossible but that's what made them awesome
Also being the only one in the room who knows how to use them is great/evil
 
@Wipqozn B24F. Slacker.
 
I just wish the PS3 versions loaded faster. I'd probably buy Armageddon again if they made a PS4 version with instant load times. I don't paly much on PC because local co op is more fun and easier on console (though surely there's a way to do it on PC right? It's turn based after all)
 
1:34 PM
★ A mystery benefactor has contributed $1,201,831,875,000 to your cause
✗ According to accounting, $1,201,830,764,000 has been "lost"
"hmmm"
 
Aww. Chroma Squad got delayed for three months. I am unhappy about this.
 
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Q: How can I play Worms Armageddon on Windows 7?

Grigor GevorgyanI am experiencing trouble with Worms Armageddon on Windows 7; the program crashes after launch. The game runs perfectly under Windows XP. Launching the game in compatibility mode does not help. How can I play the game?

So it will run, but you might need to jump through a few hoops.
 
@Wipqozn assuming Steam:WA and Classic:WA run on the same WormNET, i might just spend the $15 if I really want to do WA on win8
i did get it working on Win7 at one point years ago
 
'Zynga blew it' in becoming a mobile business, says EA's Gibeau http://sbn.to/HaLYq8
shots fired
 
BYE ZYNGA
no? Zynga isn't dead yet? sigh
 
1:39 PM
The dying comes slow in most cases
 
this is why I prefer fire
 
> Gibeau explained that EA is not invested in Facebook games because he noticed the platform's users heading to smartphones.
Actually kinda smart on their part. Facebook games were a weird freak child of opportunity, dumb luck and abusing the system. Since FB changed how games spam up your feed it's basically impossible to make a new farmville
I must have had to tell 5 people how to ignore Farmville without unfriending people. Half my feed was Farmville (before I blocked it) the other half was people complaining about farmville
 
@BenBrocka Which is good. Getting spammed by your friends was annoying.
 
@fbueckert Have people been starring your good morning message every day?
 
I started blocking those apps as soon as I figured out it was an option.
@Wipqozn Apparently.
 
1:41 PM
@fbueckert So was spamming your friends without meaning to/knowing it, which was also a common occurances
 
@fbueckert I might be convincable, I never really played any 4X properly though. Or much at all. (Except for Civ V some 100+ hours). So prepare for stupid moves from me.
 
You're like a celebrity or something.
 
@Arperum You'll have months to get used to it.
There is a tutorial you can run through as well.
 
@fbueckert the Open Graph crap wasn't much better. When spotify started integrating FB I would get a solid list of 20 songs friend #53 listen to in a row
That got blocked fast
 
@BenBrocka Due to the games not being very clear about what it was doing.
 
1:43 PM
@fbueckert Believe that even if I mastered the game I would still do some pretty random and probably stupid things, that's just who I am.
 
Which was the whole reason it gained so much traction.
So that's one person who wouldn't mind trying a game of SE V. Anybody else? The game's less than $5!
 
@Wipqozn I once started it as a random action, and it caught on.
 
@fbueckert I may be at some point in the distant future, but not right now.
 
@fbueckert Yeah, if they did what they did in the physical space they'd probably wind up facing charges and causing some laws to be changed
 
The next time I'm looking to buy a new strategy game I'll look into SEV first.
 
1:45 PM
Mostly because @fbueckert was kinda confused by it. It's some kind of a tradition now.
 
@BenBrocka Yup. But since the internet is the equivalent of the wild west, companies push how far they can go before lawsuits are filed.
 
HI EVERYBODY
 
@OrigamiRobot Good morning.
 
it is a good morning
well, no, it isn't
but it could have been
 
1:56 PM
MORNINGS ARE NEVER GOOD
 
I would like to point out that 10am is quite late in the morning
 
Apparently we are having a "low country boil" at work later this month. I have no idea what this means.
 
@kalina It's not a morning to begin with.
 
@OrigamiRobot Sounds like a potluck or something?
 
> We are excited to announce that instead of having a catered meal, we will have a low country boil prepared by our fellow PENTA employees (actual employees TBD, still looking for additional volunteers!). All food and drinks will be provided by PENTA, so you will not have to bring anything other than yourself.
 
1:59 PM
@OrigamiRobot HI DOCTOR NICK!
 
@BenBrocka No k, just Nic
 
@OrigamiRobot So not a potluck.
 
PENTA sounds like some villain group that's secretly trying to resurrect the devil or something
 
@OrigamiRobot "Actual employees to be determined" sounds... ominous.
 
Actual entrees employees to be determined
 
2:04 PM
@BenBrocka like the a pentagon?
 
More a pentagram I imagine.
 
lets make a philosopher's stone! transmute all the ppl!
 
Ahh! Attack of the blues!
 
Seafood boil is the generic term for any number of different kinds of social events in which shellfish is the central element. Regional variations dictate the kinds of seafood, the accompaniments and side dishes, and the preparation techniques (boiling, steaming, baking, or raw). In some cases, a boil may be sponsored by a community organization as a fund-raiser or a mixer. In this way, they are like a fish fry, barbecue, or church potluck supper. But boils are also held by individuals for their friends and family for weekend get-togethers and on the summer holidays of Memorial Day and the...
 
@kalina Meetings
 
2:09 PM
Whelp, sounds like I wont be attending.
 
The expansion for XCOM sounds quite promising.
 
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Q: Dark Souls Upgrade to "Prepare To Die"-Edition (PS3)

Dominic De CocoI own the PS3-version of Dark Souls and have already played it for some time. Now I would like to get the DLC "Artorias of the Abyss", but instead of downloading it, I would like to purchase the "Prepare To Die"-Edition, mainly for its extra content. The questions are: Does the "Prepare To Die...

 
This is the best email I've ever gotten about depression quest. Thanks, badly informed PR person! http://t.co/gEdS31lwar
 
@BenBrocka wtf
 
WTF is Depression Quest
 
25 secs ago, by Sterno
WTF is Depression Quest
 
@BenBrocka It seems more likely to be a machine generated form email than anything else
 
@OrigamiRobot Looks to be basically an awareness distributor. Basically, packaged as a game to make it more interactive and connecting to folks so that more people can learn what it's like to suffer depression.
 
@PrivatePansy yeah
 
> I have been playing {your game here} and think cash tournaments...
 
2:24 PM
February 25th for the Tales of Symphonia HD remake.
 
Great Permutator featured on IndieGameStand. $1 for a Desura key and Steam key if greenlit. Fans of SpaceChem check it out.
 
@fbueckert it contains both games. Is dawn of the new world worth it?
 
@5pike From what I understand, it wasn't very good at all.
I haven't actually played either of them, though.
 
@fbueckert The first one is brilliant. Haven't touched the second one, because I also heard that it was quite shit.
 
I'll be super busy in the new year, what with Lightning Returns, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Xillia 2, and probably a couple games I'm missing.
 
2:29 PM
Free advice: Never order from Toys R Us online. You will receive about 6 emails a day with sale offers, and it's a pain in the ass to unsubscribe.
@fbueckert I'm not familiar with that first game.
 
@fbueckert I really hope that they can get FF back on track.
 
@Fluttershy FF XIII-3.
Oh, right, and the FF X HD remake, too.
 
@fbueckert Not ringing any bells!
 
@Fluttershy Quiet, you, before I gift you a game you don't want on Steam.
 
@fbueckert Why the fuck does X get a remake?
Tidus is the worst.
 
2:31 PM
@5pike Because it was the first of the PS2 era?
@5pike You kidding? Loved that game.
More than Mr. Silent-and-never-talk.
 
Also spoony
 
@fbueckert I refuse to acknowledge the existence of Lightning Returns.
 
1 min ago, by fbueckert
@Fluttershy Quiet, you, before I gift you a game you don't want on Steam.
 
You know, I liked X, but every time Tidus said something, I wanted to punch the PS2
 
2:33 PM
Tidus is a dork but honestly Square protags usually have weird personalities at best
Alternately, no personality whatsoever
 
FF 6 was the best IMO
 
I didn't like that they decided to let you name Tidus so no character could ever speak his name. Was even more awkward in X-2
I really liked all of FF 5 through 10
 
Haven't played 5 yet...
Jesus
 
4 felt devoid of things to do, but probably because I played the others first
 
2:35 PM
and I dare not play the NES ones
 
Amazon, you son of a bitch!
 
Still have to finish 1, 2, 3 and 4....
 
@OrigamiRobot loooooooooool
 
@5pike That was one of the best.
 
@BenBrocka Remakes are readily available.
 
2:36 PM
I have never played a Final Fantasy game.
The closest thing I've played is Skies of Arcadia. Which I did enjoy, to be honest.
 
@fbueckert I heard pretty much nothing about 5.
 
@fbueckert Threatening me with free games isn't threatening. It's encouragement. =P
 
@5pike I have the GBA remake of 1 and 2. Couldn't really get into it. Nice spritework, unimpressive everything else
 
I've never been able to get into a FF game.
 
@BenBrocka I have 1 for android. Quite a good port.
 
2:37 PM
Same feeling I had playing Zelda 1 after LttP and OoT. It's just like "Huh. Yeah I guess this was cool in the stone age."
 
I cannot get into Zelda games.
 
@Fluttershy I was thinking of this.
 
Probably because I played Alundra before any Zelda game..
 
@5pike Your opinions are now completely null and void.
 
@fbueckert No, they are quite valid
Alundra > Zelda
 
2:39 PM
@fbueckert Oh god, it didn't even deserve the first sequel, much less a second one.
 
To bad they killed it with the sequel.
 
GUYS
 
@GnomeSlice WHAT?
 
@Sterno Hey, I like them!
 
Sir, You Are Being Hunted is now available on Steam.
eeeee
 
2:39 PM
@fbueckert Further evidence that you're always wrong about everything except those 7 times we've agreed on things.
 
@Sterno from the PR, FF13 3 is basically a dress up sim
 
I've seen some gameplay of this. It looks intense.
 
Every time I hear about it, it's because of some new costume. The game must have more outfits than enemies at this point
 
@GnomeSlice Yeah, saw some videos as well. Looks quite fun.
 
@BenBrocka *cough* TF2 *cough*
 
2:40 PM
@Sterno Or further evidence that you're slowly losing touch with reality.
 
@fbueckert Still not very threatened. I've heard good things about that game. :P
 
@Sterno You counted?
 
@Fluttershy Darn. At least you're somewhat threatened. That's more than before.
 
@Fluttershy It's not great.
 
@GraceNote I'll go with "yes" if you don't ask for any evidence.
 
2:41 PM
@PrivatePansy Not sure they're DLC though. Some are preorder DLC though I think
 
@GnomeSlice SYABH has been on Steam for like two months, yo! I just bought it yesterday. :P
 
Or I might just buy you a copy of Lightning Returns and send it your way.
 
@Fluttershy whuuuttttt seriously?
 
Remember when games used to have unlockable outfits or characters for free, or for beating the game?
 
@BenBrocka Those were the days.
 
2:41 PM
@fbueckert You'll never get my address!
 
@BenBrocka Those were nice.
 
@BenBrocka No, that never was a thing. You are delusional.
 
@GnomeSlice Seriously.
 
P.N.03, short for Product Number Zero Three, is a 2003 third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo GameCube. Its protagonist, a mercenary named Vanessa Z. Schneider, fights an army of berserk robots in a space colony compound. Vanessa wears special body suits that provide offensive capabilities such as shooting and explosive area-attacks. The game is part of Shinji Mikami's Capcom Five, a group of five Capcom games intended to be exclusive for the GameCube. However, P.N.03 was the sole released Capcom Five game that was not later ported to another s...
 
Hey, @FAE, what's @Fluttershy's address?
 
2:42 PM
@BenBrocka Remember when games used to cost money instead having a game shop and virtual currency?
 
@GraceNote Something I've never been clear on... what exactly does New Game + do in EO games?
 
@fbueckert Let me know how that goes. :P
 
@Sterno Depends on the game.
 
@Fluttershy The first you'll hear of it is the game showing up on your doorstep.
 
We didn't have it in the first two. In the third, you kept everything but like keys and such. I think chests were also all opened already, too. Main thing is that since there were multiple endings, it was to see them all. Also the only way to unlock both hidden classes.
 
2:44 PM
The customer support technicians at WordPress.com call themselves "happiness engineers"
 
So basically, reset quest-based stuff, keep the rest?
 
@Sterno Mission-based stuff. Quests remained completed.
 
> Time is a fundamental theme of Lightning Returns; clocks will be shown everywhere to illustrate the importance and progression of time in the overworld.[9][10] The world clock starts out at seven days, but it can be extended to a maximum of thirteen days by giving Eradia, obtained by completing quests, to Yggdrasil, a magical tree located in a static area called the Ark
I would play a Final Fantasy / Etrian Odyssey crossover
 
Who here has played Iji?
 
I have.
 
2:47 PM
Would you recommend it?
 
Very much.
 
@Metool I have.
It's great. Check it out.
 
Considering, last I checked, Remar's stuff is usually free to pick up, it's easy enough to try out.
 
Oh, hey. CB2 gets "released" today, doesn't it?
 
@GraceNote I think all of it is, yeah.
 
2:48 PM
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Q: Is dust used for anything besides ingots?

BatophobiaI've just unlocked the Workshop and see that dust can be combined into ingots. I am wondering if I should just make all my dust into ingots or if I will need it later on for other things.

 
@GraceNote Yeah, but it's not available for Mac, and I'm having trouble with WINE.
 
That I cannot help you with.
 
@GnomeSlice Isn't it already playable without Steam?
 
@Sterno Yes, but lots of people in here love steam
 
cos people <3 DRM
 
2:52 PM
@fbueckert CB2?
 
@Fluttershy Candy Box 2.
 
@fbueckert I need dis
 
Oh.
 
@fbueckert Tomorrow.
> More or less 1 days and 0 hours to wait before the release! \o/
 
No, it's tomorrow.
 
2:53 PM
> Release on October the 24th. More candies than you'll ever be able to eat.
 
I have no idea what this game is, but this trailer is awesome.
 
@RonanForman awesome
 
I don't understand the Candy Box type games
Or the appeal of them, rather.
 
@Sterno Yeah, they all play pretty much identically.
 
Free ^
 

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