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Computer Wargaming / Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands
« Last post by Apocalypse 31 on Today at 06:02:47 PM »
GR Wildlands is interesting, and feels like a mix between Metal Gear Solid (lots of stealth, sneak and peak gameplay) and Far Cry (maybe because of the rebel faction?)

I enjoyed the Beta and went for the pre-order.

I see lots of flaws with the game; In terms of meta concepts, I can see how the game can get repetitive. The AI makes no attempt to retake any terrain - I guess they dont really need to, they automatically regenerate once you leave the area.

The AI is poor (but somehow has insanely accurate spotting mechanics). One thing that irritates me is that I can call for a rebel mortar strike and the enemy will somehow know my EXACT location. Or I miss a shot from my silenced sniper rifle at 500m while prone behind a bush and the enemy still somehow knows my exact location. Also - if you want to go loud, be prepared to fight an Army. The enemy will call in waves and waves of reinforcements. While it can be fun, it gets old after a while.

The vehicle controls are laggy and the helicopter control are ....eh...odd.

I played with a friend and it was a ton of fun, much like Far Cry 4. Two sets of eyes is always better, and the ability to synchronize shots is fun. I'm glad they went with 4 player coop versus the Far Cry 2-player coop.

Biggest pleasure: the game is BEAUTIFUL. Ubisoft has its flaws, but art and graphics is not one of them. I just installed a MSI GeForce 1070 and it seemed to be worth every penny-  game is running extremely smooth. Not my video, but just an idea of the beauty in this game. :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCH5ENnawVs

I'm apprehensive about how much improvement can be done at this point; the game releases in just over a week. Either way, I'm looking to seeing the final product.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Steam Monikers
« Last post by bobarossa on Today at 05:43:27 PM »
Apparently I hadn't set up my profile yet.  My ID was my email address instead of bobarossa1.  Fixed.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands
« Last post by Grim.Reaper on Today at 04:17:46 PM »
Game continues to grow on me.....a number of interesting missions, especially good when your attacking a large base protected by hidden snipers.  Getting much better using my drone to setup an attack and making great use of synchronized team shots.  A lot of side missions pop up so I sometimes forget I have an mission to complete:)

Don't forget that as you play you find and earn skill points which are used to upgrade your player, your squad, your drone and your support options. As you play more, your abilities and tactical options increase and open up significantly.  Unlocks span the gamut from increasing your player's stamina or accuracy, to adding night vision and increased battery power and flight time to your drone.

Yep, I didn't realize that at first until I couldn't figure out why I was limited to only "1" synchronized shot...then I found it in the skill tree.  I think that area of the game is strong and opens up some good possibilities.

At this time, I've completed my time with the beta, don't want to play much more of it in case I pick it up later.  Enjoyed my time with it, but as mentioned before won't be a day one pickup.  Quite honestly, I played so much of the beta I need a break anyway:)  By the end of my time got much better with the vehicles and was making use of my squad mates, especially with the synchronized shot.  There is just so much you can do if you choose to play all the missions and side quests....which is great.  I do wish I could have a little more control of the squad and that they were a tad smarter, but good enough for what the game is trying to do.

Even though it won't make the top of my games list, certainly good time to be had.....maybe once I finish Sniper 4 I'll be ready for it.....although I believe the other sniper game Ghost Warrior 3 comes out in April which may peak my interest too:)
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands
« Last post by Jarhead0331 on Today at 04:11:02 PM »
Game continues to grow on me.....a number of interesting missions, especially good when your attacking a large base protected by hidden snipers.  Getting much better using my drone to setup an attack and making great use of synchronized team shots.  A lot of side missions pop up so I sometimes forget I have an mission to complete:)

Don't forget that as you play you find and earn skill points which are used to upgrade your player, your squad, your drone and your support options. As you play more, your abilities and tactical options increase and open up significantly.  Unlocks span the gamut from increasing your player's stamina or accuracy, to adding night vision and increased battery power and flight time to your drone.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands
« Last post by JasonPratt on Today at 04:01:51 PM »
Okay reinstalled, whereupon I learned that uninstalling and reinstalling didn't easily nix my savegame for a campaign restart.  ::) :P

Fortunately, finding that hexadecimal folder did.

Rebuilt my guy, restarted the campaign -- I feel duddier in this campaign compared to, let's say, Far Cry or Just Cause (both of which this resembles). I'm guessing this is due to a focus on trying to make the teamwork work.

I like the game nevertheless (haven't tried vehicle riding). But I suspect I'll need to upgrade my SLI NVidia card (which while superb when I bought it, is back somewhere in the high 600 model range), to get past the dire graphic bugs (not to say even getting more than a low texture map). Or maybe not since I see a lot of complaints from people with better cards... (so, will those be fixed later, or should I look to upgrade anyway?)
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Hearts of Iron IV
« Last post by mikeck on Today at 01:18:00 PM »
Sooooooo...The the patch is borked...great googlymoogly Paradox.

Let's not get overly dramatic. A few users have had CTDs. Most have not. With all the different types of processors, cards, operating systems and drivers out now, it's almost impossible to release a HUGE patch like this that works on 100% of systems. Look at the depth and size of the patch...I hardly think it's borked
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Hearts of Iron IV
« Last post by Tanaka on Today at 11:44:34 AM »
I've been enjoying the new Strategic Command a lot better than HOI. The AI is really good and the game is much more my speed! They did a great job with this version!
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands
« Last post by JasonPratt on Today at 11:38:45 AM »
To restart the campaign in the beta, you have to delete the save directory.... (may be in different spot if using Steam, but I am sure it exists somewhere)

C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegames\64febff2-8ea3-4482-a08c-48fd09b67d50\2970

Dumb question....if you "might" play it again, why uninstall in the first place?  The beta ends on the 27th.

Because I'm literally too lazy to find the proper savegame thing, compared to uninstalling and reinstalling.  :buck2:
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands
« Last post by Grim.Reaper on Yesterday at 08:15:09 PM »
Game continues to grow on me.....a number of interesting missions, especially good when your attacking a large base protected by hidden snipers.  Getting much better using my drone to setup an attack and making great use of synchronized team shots.  A lot of side missions pop up so I sometimes forget I have an mission to complete:)
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Computer Wargaming / Re: So better stay away from Steel Beasts dongles
« Last post by RyanE on Yesterday at 02:37:33 PM »
Final update unless something goes horribly wrong.  Bought a used dongle from Mr. Nefaro.  As much as it pained me, had to buy the 4.0 upgrade also.  But my goal of minimizing how much I gave esims was met.  A big thank you to Nefaro for making the transaction as smooth as possible.
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