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3:26 PM
@ASCII-only I've been playing since before it existed, but I did get gold on the first try.
Closest I've gotten was 20 points away from Cobalt
 
@Pavel -1 that's cheating :P the wall jump and long jump mechanics are very weird for someone coming from warframe
 
Protip: with perfect headshots, you have exactly enough ammo in one magazine to never need to reload.
 
<- too terrible to get perfect headshots
 
If you miss a bullet, or two it's possible to still win by making one melee string stack to kill a dummy. Any more and you can stay over.
 
I only reload while traveling anyway
 
3:29 PM
*strong
@ASCII-only can't sprint while reloading
 
@AdmBorkBork We should totally play some OW sometime soon. What times are you usually on?
 
wall
crap
 
@DJMcMayhem 6:00pm to 9:00pm Central or so during the weekdays, longer on weekends.
 
Do you usually use voice chat?
 
I also forgot to change to knife while moving (I'm sure if I did that I'd be confusing myself so much lol)
 
3:30 PM
Just the in-game.
 
OK.
That's perfect timing actually, I get home from work usually around 5 my time (which is 6 your time)
 
@Pavel I assume you also have to time the airstrike launch optimally?
And also do the jumps
 
I'm pretty sure we're already Blizzard friends
 
Yep. And on discord too
I like to join a VC on discord when I'm playing OW, but if you're not comfortable with that, that's OK
And I've got lots of IRL/Discord friends that would be happy to play along with us if we want a larger party
 
Eh, it's mainly because I don't have anyone to chat with other than my teammates, so who would I join?
 
3:33 PM
@ASCII-only yes, do you know the do leading up to the airstrike? You throw it while falling so it doesn't cost you speed on the ground
*drop
 
My IRL friends are like 90% of the reason I play OW
 
Watch a video it might help
 
I have one friend IRL who plays Overwatch, but he only does so when he's over at my house, so we're in the same room.
 
My GF is way better at it than I am (She's a Pharah/Mercy main) but she's too busy to play rn
I think she's got like 120 levels on me lol
 
Oh, is she looking forward to the new Valkyrie Mercy changes?
 
3:35 PM
I think so. I know I certainly am
 
As a lucio main, I'm actually pretty stoked about the mercy changes
 
Team rez is far too obnoxious to stick around
 
That's true
 
But a 30-second rez sounds really nice
Hey, it just occurred to me that this conversation is probably off-topic and it's been going on for a while. What would y'all think about making a PPCG-gaming room?
It's a pretty popular topic round these parts, so I'm sure it would be plenty active
 
I really wanna figure out some decent PPCG game challenges some time
 
3:37 PM
Isn't there already a Minecraft room that's decently popular? Gaming sounds good to me.
 
also yes, i agree with a ppcg-gaming room
 
The Nineteenth Bridge?
 
Bridge?
oh is that what the minecraft one's called?
 
The Bridge is Arqade's main room
 
oh
right
 
3:38 PM
I don't remember what the minecraft room is called
 
The Nineteenth Block would've been pretty good
 
I'm open to better name ideas
 
although remember The Nineteenth Byte is significant because it is 19 bytes
 
I might be boring and just go with PPCG-gaming
 
How about The Back Nine
 
3:39 PM
naaah
 
@AdmBorkBork I don't know if I get it
 
Golf is broken into two nine-hole sections, the front nine and the back nine
 
Meh
 
The front nine tends to be more relaxed and the back nine tends to be more competitive, as golfers find out where they're placing relative to each other.
We can rename it later, right?
 
I'm not in love with the name, but we can always rename it so it's not a huge deal
 
3:42 PM
Go with PPCG-Gaming, then. It's more generic and descriptive until we find a better name.
 
room topic changed to PPCG-gaming: For PPCG users to discuss and play video games. Discord server (no tags)
 
@DJMcMayhem I'd be interested in a general gaming discussion room for PPCG. Feel free to send me an invite when you make it.
 
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room topic changed to PPCG-gaming: For PPCG users to discuss and play video games. Discord server: discord.gg/FfwjCFE (no tags)
@Mego How are we not discord friends yet?
 
@DJMcMayhem I have no idea
 
I've been thinking about making this room for a looooong time
I'm glad I finally got around to it
 
3:47 PM
@Pavel O_o huhwhat
 
@ASCII-only is the only person I'm discord friends with from PPCG
isn't it like super late for you ascii?
 
yeah lol
 
@ASCII-only it's a weird trick shot, it's isn't necessary however. Like I said, try to find a video
 
in The Nineteenth Byte, 2 hours ago, by ASCII-only
Good midnight @DJMcMayhem
 
3:49 PM
._. how late are you staying up running the adult course
 
Oh geez
 
I got a new graphics card yesterday and finally got around to playing Shadow of Mordor
it's really damn fun
 
I've heard great things
A friend of mine gave me a free copy, but I've been busy with other games
(Mostly DOOM, Minecraft and Overwatch)
 
So 3 of my RL friends and I started this little competition amongst ourselves. We're all big Xbox gamers, so we each assigned each other an achievement to get (making 3 achievements for each person). I just finished my third one, and the friend that gave it to me is evil. He gave me The Dark Soul in Dark Souls (get all other achievements).
 
Hello Martin!
 
3:53 PM
hi :)
 
@DJMcMayhem DOOM is so satisfying
 
So now I'm trying to figure out how to get payback. We also added a few extra rules for next round: no "get all achievements" achievements, and no assigning achievements that you don't already have.
 
it's the best stress reliever game I've found
 
Oh yeah
 
@Mayube I enjoy Diablo 3 for that :)
 
3:54 PM
I love how they cut everything from standard FPSs that isn't about shooting demons in the face
 
@Mego That's just mean.
 
I dunno DOOM's first person manic action is much more satisfying
 
So no reloading or cutscenes, just Demon slaughter
 
@AdmBorkBork I love Dark Souls, but I didn't love going through an additional 2 playthroughs for all of the miracles and pyromancies (would've just been 1, but I messed up with Rhea's questline).
 
@Mego I was gonna suggest Hollow Knight's Steel Heart, but a) getting it yourself D:, b) the game isn't on xbox :/
(Steel Heart is 100%ing the game in Steel Soul mode, which itself means permadeath)
 
3:56 PM
Oh, I love Hollow Knight. Very likely going to be my personal GOTY pick for 2017.
 
same here
what a game
 
@MartinEnder That would be a good one :P We also have the rule that you can't assign achievements from games the person doesn't own, so no forcing each other to buy new games
 
100% on permadeath mode? Ouch
I've never heard of Hollow Knight, I'll make sure to check it out
 
I'm considering playing a bunch of Path of Exile on Xbox so that I can assign achievements from it
 
Hollow Knight is one of the very few games where I've bought the soundtrack.
 
3:58 PM
Bastion and Transistor...
 
+1 Path of Exile
 
Furi's OST is amazing
 
I bought Bastion, played it, and bought the soundtrack immediately after I finished. With Transistor, I just bought the soundtrack with the game :P
 
@AdmBorkBork did you finish/100% HK?
 
Undertale will still always be my favorite OST
 
3:59 PM
@MartinEnder I didn't 100% it, stupid flower quest
 
haha
it's not actually that bad if you do it at the very end
I failed my first attempt... then I succeeded on the second attempt... but forgot to bring the flower ._. ... and then succeeded again on the third attempt
you get a very helpful charm for finding all the grubs
 
@DJMcMayhem undertale's OST is pretty amazing
 
@ASCII-only I loved Path of Exile in the past, but 3.0 and Harbinger League felt like a step in the wrong direction. Also after years of playing it on PC, Xbox controls feel unwieldy.
 
@MartinEnder Hah. I think I gave up after like attempt 20 or so.
 
Also I haven't beaten the two new bosses as often as I'd like to.
 
4:01 PM
<- hopeless at using a controller
 
although personally I prefer some of the undertale remixes
 
@Mayube Yeah, and I love how many fan-renditions it has inspired
 
@DJMcMayhem have you heard Camellia's Spider Dance remix?
 
it's amazing, if you're into heavy EDM anyway
 
4:01 PM
Have you heard Determination by Richaadeb?
It's an instru-metal rendition of pretty much the entire soundtrack
 
yeah I have
 
While we're here, Zachtronics sent out a newsletter today which implied that they're going to announce their next game in about a month or so.
 
They make programming games, right?
 
yes, SpaceChem, Infinifactory, TIS-100, Shenzhen I/O
 
@MartinEnder Cool! SpaceChem and Infiniminer were my gateway games into Factorio
 
4:04 PM
@Mayube Listening to that right now, it's pretty awesome! Reminds me of Chime's Undertale remix
 
Name suggestion: Games other than golf
 
How about PPCG: PPCG People Chat Games?
:P
 
Great names take time
 
*Great games take time
 
Abandon all golfing, ye who enter here?
 
4:06 PM
@DJMcMayhem that's pretty good
 
Yeah, but the abbreviation is slightly ambiguous haha
 
@DJMcMayhem :( what about the people playing SHENZHEN I/O, TIS-100, HRM (etc.)?
> slightly
 
Only slightly
 
puzzling has 3 4 chat game channels
and I'm sure most people think Puzzling and PPCG are really similar
 
Also, I'd like to have the name somewhat more open, so if non-PPCG want to join and chat/game with us, they feel free to
 
4:09 PM
Game Chat Pour PPCG
multilingual makes it weird, but I couldn't think of a good English word to stick in there
 
GCPP, perfect haha
 
@AdmBorkBork have you played many other metroidvanias?
 
Ori (I'm looking forward to the sequel), Dust
I'd say Ori is a solid 9/10, and Dust is more like a 7/10 (but absolutely gorgeous)
 
Are you looking for a name for this chat room
?
 
On the topic of metroidvanias, I've been thinking about getting Axiom Verge. Have any of you played it?
 
4:16 PM
@AdmBorkBork yeah I also really liked Ori. Haven't played dust yet but Guacamelee and I'm currently playing Axiom Verge
 
Guacamelee is on my backlist
 
@Mego it's not bad so far but after Hollow Knight I'm thoroughly unimpressed
It does have some cool unique mechanics but so far the game has failed to make me care about any of the lore and regions and there's little sense of accomplishment to getting the upgrades.
 
@Mr.Xcoder Yes. Have any ideas?
 
Not ATM. Trying to come up with one. GCPP sounds cool as an abbreviation.
 
@AdmBorkBork Conversation time machine a little bit (to when we were talking about Mercy and new Valkyrie) the other change that is happening around the same time is that they're giving Reinhardt a camera unlock so he can look around while facing one direction.
I'm super excited for that one (I play a lot of rein)
 
4:21 PM
Platformer, Puzzle, and Card Games
no wait that's too narrow
 
@MartinEnder From the reviews I've read, it feels very much like Super Metroid. If that's true, then that's enough for me. I've been trying to find another game that felt like Super Metroid not unlike a junkie for years.
 
Actually, I think Rein is the only player I've purchased a gold skin for
 
@DJMcMayhem Oh interesting. I hadn't heard that change.
 
I think it's a fantastic move.
Because he's an essential tank for some team builds, but he really lacks situational awareness
They're also reworking DVa which means nothing to me
 
They're changing it so she can't soak pretty much anything
 
4:23 PM
Yeah, her Shield is pathetic now
 
Wait. I mean right now she can soak pretty much anything and they're changing that.
 
But I guess she'll have a higher damage output with her new rockets
 
Yeah. Focusing the shielding abilities more towards Orisa and Reinhardt, and (somewhat) to Zarya
IMO a good thing.
 
Ugh, Zarya is stupid hard
I can't play her at all
 
D.Va has always felt like a DPS tank that needed to shield all the time.
 
4:25 PM
Her and Reaper are the two champions that just don't make any sense to me.
And Sombra I guess
 
Sombra doesn't do enough damage to be effective
Programming Puzzles and Overwatch
 
scrolls through chat
D: so many games I don't have
 
Yeah, but she's got some unique playstyle opportunities since noone else has any potential for stealth
So she can do some fun stuff like sneaking behind a bastion without being seen
 
Zenyatta because he doesn't have footsteps
 
But I do agree that she's a little too squishy for her low damage
@AdmBorkBork But he's still visible :P
 
4:27 PM
What about Programming Puzzler's Chat Gaming?
 
I'm not saying she needs Tracer levels of DPS, but at least a bit more than she has.
 
> Chat gaming
 
@AdmBorkBork Reminds me of this video lol
 
Can't access the Tube of You at work -- what's that one about?
 
Ahh
It's basically Junkrat being annoyed at Zenyatta's lack of footsteps
 
4:29 PM
@ASCII-only There's an easy way to fix that. ;-)
 
@AdmBorkBork RIP there goes all my money I guess :P
 
How long until this overtakes Gaming.SE's chat room?
 
@PhiNotPi 0 seconds?
What else would you expect from PPCG :P
 
Speaking of games, here's my list of games I've played (or am currently playing) -- weaselinthebarley.com/games
Ignore the cert warning
 
TIL Tesla are the bad guys in Overwatch
 
4:34 PM
Oh man, just the top three and I'm already in love with your list
 
@AdmBorkBork -1 cert warning is bad
 
It's just because my host is moving to https and I haven't bothered to click the button on my control panel yet to do a free cert
 
Unfortunately, I got like 80% of the way through TLOU, and then my friend took back his PS4 so I can't finish it ;_;
 
Also half of them have 0 word reviews not 5 word ones
Okay so is Overwatch worth getting if I have a pretty terrible laptop
 
How terrible?
 
4:36 PM
like no graphics card terrible
 
@ASCII-only Yeah, still in process of typing them up.
@ASCII-only How recent of processor? Or do you know the processor in it?
 
m7 from 2016 IIRC
Hang on, will check
m7-6Y75
 
> 2 cores
> 1.20 GHz base frequency
> No GPU
Unfortunately, I'm gonna have to go with no
 
@DJMcMayhem exactly :P
 
OW isn't unusually resource heavy, but it is a 2016 AAA game, so...
 
4:40 PM
Eh, it might be playable with very low settings. Blizzard is known for really supporting a very wide range of specs.
I mean, Overwatch can get really low settings.
 
@AdmBorkBork *Dirty Bomb
If it's not Quake-level low then it doesn't count :P
 
@ASCII-only How much RAM do you have?
 
Hmm well it says the recommended is i5
@DJMcMayhem 8GB
 
Hmm, you actually probably can run it
 
4:44 PM
Possibly :P
 
According to Blizzard's System Requirements, and this comparison, you do meet all of the minimums
But it probably won't be super smooth
So no guarantees
 
One nice thing about Overwatch is that all of the characters are still distinctive enough to tell who is who even with very low settings.
 
hey :| I don't think I'll need to turn the settings that low
 
#justsayin
 
5:00 PM
@AdmBorkBork How do you have DS2 on your to-play list when you haven't played through DS1?
 
5:50 PM
@Mego Because I don't own DS1, but got DS2 as part of Humble Monthly recently.
 
6:00 PM
I was hoping this was about Dungeon Siege :(
probably Dark Souls though?
 
@MartinEnder Yep
I finished 100%ing DS1 this morning, so I need to find my DS2 SotFS disc
 
6:28 PM
@Mego It's clearly trying to be Super Metroid more than anything else. I just don't think it's quite as good.
It feels like it's broader where Super Metroid has more depth.
IIRC the upgrades in Super Metroid were much sparser and you explored their mechanics much more thoroughly. In AV, I feel like I'm unlocking a new mechanic every five minutes and they don't feel like I've earned them.
 
6:52 PM
It looks interesting, so I've been considering getting it, but I've seen some negative reviews that make me a little cautious
Has anyone in here played Rime?
 
No, but it looks neat.
 
7 mins ago, by DJMcMayhem
It looks interesting, so I've been considering getting it, but I've seen some negative reviews that make me a little cautious
@DJMcMayhem get Hollow Knight instead :P
as for AV, I don't mean to say it's bad... but currently it feels like it's just good enough to keep me playing.
but I'd rank all of Guacamelee, Ori and Hollow Knight above it at the moment
 
7:57 PM
for competitive FPS games would you recommend low graphics high fps or high graphics decent fps
 
Personally, I prefer my graphics to be sync'd to monitor refresh to avoid tearing, so whatever settings I can get to do that.
I find tearing so incredibly distracting that it pulls me out of whatever game I'm doing.
Competitive CS:GO players (or the like) tend to play low graphics high fps
 
 
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9:05 PM
Oh yeah something that's really funny, my internet is so bad that is the reason I lag in Path of Exile
 
 
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10:23 PM
Hows PPCGaming for the name?
 
10:36 PM
BTW Alex and I made a steam group like two years ago: steamcommunity.com/groups/the-19th-byte
@MartinEnder I missed hollow knight on sale :(
 
11:33 PM
@betseg I like to turn my graphics down as far as I can
 
@DJMcMayhem golfy. i like it
 
@betseg PPCGames is golfier :P
Also PCGames if we can use the logo acronym thing
 
"game" is more so :P
 
> PC Games
:| maybe that's a bad name
 
11:54 PM
we should do a weekly "game", e.g., a game gets elected, and all who can participate do sometime during the week
 
I've wanted to set something like this up but we didn't have enough people
 

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