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General / Valheim
« on: March 23, 2021, 12:19:51 AM »
Saw that you picked this up too, Grey. It's a really good game, and getting better as it isn't even finished yet.

The best part is that you can play it co-op. I'll PM you the link to my map and if you see me online feel free to log in.

I haven't been in game as much lately as I was. Got my second vaccine shot and it made me sick last weekend, and have had a bunch of other things to deal with since. If I'm showing in game I'm usually on my server. Been busy exploring and building my main base. :)

General / Free Games!
« on: May 21, 2020, 05:45:45 PM »
There are some sites that are giving away free games, so figured I'd make a thread to share them in case you guys want to pick any up.

Right now Epic Games has Side Meier's Civilization VI for free from now through May 28th.

General / No JTL
« on: September 23, 2019, 09:53:11 PM »
Just watched a video about the development of the SWGemu, and the people behind the project say that Jump to Lightspeed pretty much won't happen unless someone with the right skills steps up and is able to make it, and that they are going to launch the 'finished' game without it.

Sucks, as I've been waiting for JTL myself before I play it again. While I enjoyed a lot of things in the game, JTL was by far my favorite and fallback when I didn't have anything else to do. Was hoping they'd come out with it so I could at least play JTL until other games came out. Oh well...

General / Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare
« on: July 10, 2019, 11:34:28 PM »
If you ever wanted a game like Mount & Blade but only in a modern setting with modern weapons, this is it. It's basically like a standalone mod using that engine (like Blood & Gold).

It's a large Slavic island that has erupted into a civil war with various factions, and you lead yours to take over the island. You recruit and equip soldiers, take over towns, trade, recruit companions, etc. Most of the same stuff as M&B.

It is made by eastern European developers (Russians? Some other country? Not sure which), so there is a slight bias towards the Russian weapons. Though they have a decent number of various weapons you can choose from. Some bad grammar and spelling, too, but nothing that completely destroys the game.

The game is still in alpha, but gets fairly regular updates and the devs are very active and friendly. I've had to pause my playing it a couple of times to wait for a new patch, but it doesn't take long.

Highly recommend this. Worth the regular price, and a steal if you get it on sale.

General / Atlas
« on: January 05, 2019, 02:11:26 PM »
Have you guys heard of this one yet? Atlas is essentially Ark: Survival Evolved redone as a pirate game MMO. I've been watching some streams of it the past few days. It had a horrible launch for early access right before Christmas, but they've fixed a lot of things and it looks a lot better now. Still in early access, so not finished yet.

You level up and learn various skills that help you craft and do things in game as you'd expect. The graphics are very good. Especially the water. There are some 'magic' things like dragons, yetis, and ghost ships, but haven't seen much of the first two yet. Lots of ghost ships in the seas, though. Looks very fun, but a game you'd want to play with in a group for sure.

The ships are awesome. Only six 'sizes' - a dingy (rowboat), raft, sloop, schooner, brig, and galleon. Hopefully they'll add more, but essentially you get the base hull and can design it from there. So most ships are very unique. To operate the larger ships (sloop on up) requires 3 and up people, and teamwork. You have a captain to steer the ship, men to man the sails, cannons, repairs, etc. Pretty much your typical combat with different cannon shot (round, bar, grape, etc.), and players can wear different armor and use various guns and swords/melee weapons.

I ended up winning a copy last night and am downloading it as I write this. Planning on trying it out this weekend as I can.

Can find more info at:
Game website
Game wiki
Steam page

General / SWGEmu Mods
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:17:09 PM »
The SWGEmu forums has a special forum for mods to the game to be posted, and they've got a good list pinned. Lots of different things like improving graphics or adding the newer NGE icons to the UI toolbars. Figured we could use this thread to talk about which ones we recommend. I'll post them in this first post for easy access:

***Also, some good tips on how to modify either your Nvidia or AMD graphics cards for the best graphics with modern cards.***

General / Celestial Enterprises Inc <CEi>: Basilisk Server
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:28:58 PM »
Celestial Enterprises Inc <CEi> based outside of Moenia on Basilisk Server.

Characters we have are:

  • Derkam (Squad Leader/Carbineer)
  • Spiga Osy (Entertainer/Musician)
  • Wivefe Iaga (crafter?)
  • Oapiso E'Ha (Tailor/Armorer)
  • Toshor (Ranger/Rifleman)
  • Ussori (combat?)
  • Dabosy (Weaponsmith/?)
  • Valkire
  • Grecanis Arr (Bounty Hunter)
  • Skeexyx (Architect)
  • Skeako Ale (Droid Engineer)
  • Grizzic (Commando)
  • Rozze Lo'bo (Chef/Dancer)
  • Karr-ak Rhall (Combat Medic)
  • Ssirocco Feisst (Creature Handler)
  • Scrogdogg (Pistols/Scout)
  • Braslo (Medic)
  • Seela-Rha (Dancer)
  • Kulthka (Artisan/Weapons)

Original post:
Since we're still waiting on a game we can all play together, how about a blast from the past we can play until something better comes along?

Siege just messaged me yesterday and let me know he's started playing on the SWGEmu Basilisk server. It's a pre-CU style emu. All you need do is to have the old SWG installation disks to install the old game, then download a new emu launcher from them.

The website is here. It has a lot of info about everything you need to know.

They have some easy installation instructions on the website, too.

The trickiest part is after you install the launcher. You have to reinstall the game to a new emu folder and then update it.

Created a character last night but haven't had a chance to check things out much. Unfortunately both Dapu and Mako were already taken, so I'm using my new go to of Derkam.

General / Lord of the Rings Online
« on: January 06, 2017, 03:43:25 PM »
This is an oldie. Tried it out at launch way back in 2007 or so when it first came out, but didn't play it long. Mostly because it was subscription based back then and I didn't have the money at the time. After I got my new PC a couple of years ago I noticed it was on Steam and free to play, so downloaded it and tested it out a little but got into other things.

Tig and some from his forum decided to start playing it over the holidays as a way to play together as a group, and so I joined in. We are on the Brandywine server and I created a kinship for us called Wayfaring Company. There's 3 of us in it now, with a fourth that should join this weekend. Maybe one or two others that will join in as well. Would be great to have you guys join if you are interested, too. It makes for a good fall back game when you are looking for something different to play.

It's a level-based game and very themepark, but honestly if you are a big fan of the Lord of the Rings books or especially movies, then you'll enjoy it. Lots of places and characters from them and the story follows along with the official story. You can easily play it solo, but it's much more fun to play as a group.

So let me know if you're interested in joining us.

We're on the Brandywine server, kinship is Wayfaring Company, and my main character is Makred.

General / Star Wars: The Old Republic
« on: January 06, 2017, 03:34:21 PM »
Since the game is free to play and all the commercials for Rogue One have bitten me with the Star Wars bug again I decided to download this and check it out.

I'm kind of conflicted. It's not horrible, though it really isn't a game that I think I'd want to play long term. It is more like a multiplayer KotOR 3. Lots of stuff linked to that in game, so that's a positive if you're a fan of those games. It is a level-based game (which I'm not a huge fan of), but the leveling is very easy (I've gotten to lvl 18 after two nights playing it - actually should be higher but it locked me at 12 the first night and I lost a level somehow). You can play with one NPC companion at a time, and so far there's really no need to group. I've had one person group me for a short period of time, but been solo the rest. So long as it remains free to play I figure I'll keep it on my PC and play it when I need that Star Wars fix or I'm in a downtime with nothing much else to play.

I know Gre and Dat both play, so what servers are you guys on?

I started out on Ebon Hawk to try it. It's a RP PvE server. Name is Derkam and a Jedi Consular (Sage). Though willing to move to another server to be with you guys.

Resource Center / Hints and Tips
« on: July 07, 2015, 01:28:46 AM »
I'm starting to really pick up on some good ways to do things in this game, so wanted to make a thread where we can share what we've learned.

First, with the two ways to gain skills in the game: using the skill, and skill imprinting. For the combat skills I highly recommend you use the skill imprinting to level up certain skills that may not raise as quickly. Typically these are the ones you don't use directly. Like for offensive skills I'm only using skill imprinting to raise Combat Knowledge. For defensive skills I only raise Defensive Knowledge. You may gain some of them while in battle, but not anywhere as quickly as you do the weapon skills.

Second, to gain more points for skill imprinting, do the missions! Usually you'll get about 18-20 as a reward. You can combine the missions with basic grinding of skills, too. In Sept Falls I'll pick up the combat missions to kill setlangs, the one to kill lurkers, the lurker tail mission, and the one to find the weapon shafts. Then I just go around and grind up my weapon skills killing and looting the setlangs and lurkers (just be careful of the shaman lurkers). Usually can do a run every half hour or so, and you get a lot of skill gains, skill imprinting points, and loot to sell and reward credits. You can earn between 1-2k each time doing it this way.

Third, you don't want to spend your points on abilities. Instead find missions that will give you them as a reward. Rock parasites while mining is one that does this.

What helpful advice have you learned?

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