Bay 12 Games Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: 1 ... 1337 1338 [1339] 1340 1341

Author Topic: How did you last die?  (Read 1058300 times)

NullForceOmega

  • Bay Watcher
  • But, really, it's divine. Divinely tiresome.
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20070 on: September 10, 2017, 03:13:57 am »

snipped.

Still means that massed fire will kill one, so not immune.
Logged
Grey morality is for people who wish to avoid retribution for misdeeds.

NullForceOmega is an immortal neanderthal who has been an amnesiac for the past 5000 years.

Mathel

  • Bay Watcher
  • Skilled shield user
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20071 on: September 10, 2017, 03:20:19 am »

If you read my previous post, you will find that I did acknowledge that.
Logged
The shield is mightier than the sword.

Urge to drink milk while eating steak wrapped with bacon rising...

NullForceOmega

  • Bay Watcher
  • But, really, it's divine. Divinely tiresome.
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20072 on: September 10, 2017, 03:47:44 am »

It does indeed, but it could have been better presented, I wasn't trying to knock you down.  I was pointing out for other readers that if you have no other recourse on a terror mission where cyberdiscs are present and you have only rifles (and I completely understand why some players choose to do that, I've done it myself), you can in fact kill those cyberdiscs, but it will be tedious and probably very costly.

Edit: I realized that this was a bit overly aggressive, and have revised it in hopes that it is less so, I am not trying to start an argument with anyone.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 04:01:24 am by NullForceOmega »
Logged
Grey morality is for people who wish to avoid retribution for misdeeds.

NullForceOmega is an immortal neanderthal who has been an amnesiac for the past 5000 years.

EnigmaticHat

  • Bay Watcher
  • I vibrate, I die, I vibrate again
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20073 on: September 10, 2017, 04:17:04 am »

So, it turns out Victoria 2 hasn't got the system that later Paradox games has where demands cannot be forced on you without them getting warscore against you.

France decided to pull me into a great war, and apparently expected me to carry them because they folded over faster than a house of cards in a hurricane. Because France was fully occupied within mere moments, they forced their demands, humiliating me and forcing me to release various nations.

Because yeah, the number 1 great power is going to fold over at that, aren't they?
Victoria 2 is great at peace.  Not so great at war... well.  The devs got the "war is hell" bit, but for the wrong reasons.  At least global crisis can be suitably epic even if it often boils down to "fuck central Europe in particular."
Logged
"T-take this non-euclidean geometry, h-humanity-baka. I m-made it, but not because I l-li-l-like you or anything! I just felt s-sorry for you, b-baka."
You misspelled seance.  Are possessing Draignean?  Are you actually a ghost in the shell? You have to tell us if you are, that's the rule

greatorder

  • Bay Watcher
  • [FAPPING INTENSIFIES]
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20074 on: September 10, 2017, 07:01:55 am »

So, it turns out Victoria 2 hasn't got the system that later Paradox games has where demands cannot be forced on you without them getting warscore against you.

France decided to pull me into a great war, and apparently expected me to carry them because they folded over faster than a house of cards in a hurricane. Because France was fully occupied within mere moments, they forced their demands, humiliating me and forcing me to release various nations.

Because yeah, the number 1 great power is going to fold over at that, aren't they?
Victoria 2 is great at peace.  Not so great at war... well.  The devs got the "war is hell" bit, but for the wrong reasons.  At least global crisis can be suitably epic even if it often boils down to "fuck central Europe in particular."
Yeah, I can agree with that.

The one thing that would make war so much easier would be removing the ties of an army to a province. Make it so that you can't have an understaffed army because you raised it in a province that ran out of soldiers while the province next to it has 5,000
Logged
My sigtext!

Unless you plan on playing something with me, don't friend me on Steam. I try to keep the list as small as possible and only with people I know IRL or want to play a game.

Lukewarm

  • Bay Watcher
  • Perhaps, if you ask nicely.
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20075 on: September 10, 2017, 08:05:04 pm »

On one hand, I sucessfully pressed my claim on the Abbasid Empire which was weakened by the successful Shia revolt.
On the other hand, basically all my holdings revert to county level upon my death, and I don't know why, seeing as my highest level title, the Persian Empire, is iqta, i have a valid son, and i'm not above the vassal limit.
No amount of save scumming has found the cause for this so far.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Logged

Akura

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20076 on: September 11, 2017, 04:52:18 pm »

Played for a bit after ignoring it for a few months. I spend a good while hunting boars because I needed their hides(the grind is real), and after figuring out that the correct workshop for butchering them is the tailor's workshop - why that I have no idea, but at least they've separated individual crafts to different tables - and get the hides but before I process them, I notice an option for "disassembling" them. Turns out there's no confirmation, it erases the entire stack, and (presumably) only gives the result of one.

All that time wasted, yay.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Logged
Quote
They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I told them I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard.
... Yes, the hugs are for everyone.  No stabbing, though.  Just hugs.

overseer05-15

  • Bay Watcher
  • Personal Text
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20077 on: September 11, 2017, 11:03:48 pm »

Damn Falx Carius and damn his cudgel. Chaos damage is an obscenity.

TESV:Dragonborn
Logged
adult food like, I presume, steak and potatoes and tax forms,

itisnotlogical

  • Bay Watcher
  • [LIKES_COFFEE]
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20078 on: September 12, 2017, 02:26:14 pm »

After looking up a guide and about ten painstaking minutes of the persuasion minigame, I finally convince Carius to talk to me about Raynil Dralas and his supposed vampire-hunting.

Then the game crashed. I didn't save after raising his disposition or advancing the quest. I think my longest crash-free session was two hours maybe, with all patches official and unofficial.

TESIV: Oblivion.
Logged
This game is Curtain Fire Shooting Game.
Girls do their best now and are preparing. Please watch warmly until it is ready.
I make games

hector13

  • Bay Watcher
  • Gi'in it laldy
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20079 on: September 12, 2017, 05:32:16 pm »

Started as Muscovy.

Took Tver (vassalised them, but whatevs) and then Yaroslav and Ryazan.

Novgorod declared war on Tver, I came in on their side, did rather well, I thought, to hold 'em back on my Northern border.

The Golden Horde decide to take the opportunity to take me from behind, the dirty bastards, and declare war on my Southern border.

I immediately ask for a white peace from Novgorod, and due to their skyrocketing war exhaustion, they accept, allowing me to focus on the significantly larger Mongol army. I field 14k troops, versus their ~30k.

I have my troops in one stack (muy importante for later) and am basically doing a whack-a-Mongol as they take and I retake my various provinces. My war exhaustion goes up and up. And up. Oh god it's still going... so many revolts man, I lose provinces to the rebels.

Anyway, I manage to retake enough of my provinces and smash their armies enough to get 1% warscore, which is enough to get a White Peace with them. I retake the provinces from the rebels.

Unfortunately my truce with Novgorod had expired, allowing them to declare war on me from the North once again.

Now proceeds the same whack-a-Russian as they take and I retake provinces and UTTERLY DECIMATE THEIR ARMIES HAHAHAHA. So many peasants, just go away for fuck sake. I take one province from the Novgorods and all their money in the peace deal.

Unfortunately my truce with the Golden Horde had expired, allowing them to declare war- you get the picture.

Whack-a-Mongol, peasant revolts. I decide to take out a new peasant revolt in passing them, and the Golden Horde move in and camp out around the edges of the battle, watching. Waiting.

I assume, anyway, their huge stack of 25k troops sit there as I smash some rebels. I win the fight, and IMMEDIATELY lose to the Golden Horde, and my entire army disappears.

Well, fuck that, game.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Logged
For any trans people in the US who might be here, if you don't have up to date ID, there are folks on twitter offering advice and help paying for passport fees. I wouldn't expect a Trump-Pence administration to have policies friendly to trans people.
https://twitter.com/mcclure111/status/796463955703169026
https://twitter.com/KendraSerra/status/796452580129849344

EnigmaticHat

  • Bay Watcher
  • I vibrate, I die, I vibrate again
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20080 on: September 12, 2017, 05:47:21 pm »

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
For my death, I had a soldier with truly glorious special perks.  A ranger with run and gun, death from above, raining bullets, and rupture.  Wielding a shard gun with a superior autoloader, superior scope, superior hair trigger, incendiary ammo, and standard extended mag.  For reference, she kills as a free action if she's firing from above, has two firing abilities one of which lets her land perfectly accurate shotgun shots from a mile away through cover, she can dash across the map and still shoot, and if her gun somehow doesn't suffice she can pull out her superheated machete.

I have no doubt that if she survived to reach Colonel rank (she was only Lieutenant) Icepick could have wiped out an army singlehandedly.  Without spoiling anything in my first encounter with the Warlock he already had a bunch of abilities and I had no idea how to deal with any of them.  Things went very pear shaped and I sent Icepick to the head of the squad to take him on.  She hit with rupture for a fuckton of damage, a +damage debuff, and lit him on fire all in one shot.  Sadly the [redacted] that he summoned charged in, flanked her by only a single tile, and crit her.  RIP Icepick, I don't know if your sacrifice was avoidable but it saved the squad anyway.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Logged
"T-take this non-euclidean geometry, h-humanity-baka. I m-made it, but not because I l-li-l-like you or anything! I just felt s-sorry for you, b-baka."
You misspelled seance.  Are possessing Draignean?  Are you actually a ghost in the shell? You have to tell us if you are, that's the rule

Akura

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20081 on: September 12, 2017, 07:19:08 pm »

Apparently even grapple-boosting isn't fast enough to dodge eight snipers, even wielded by simple thugs. By the time I realized "oh shit, that's a lot of red beams surrounding me", it was too late.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Logged
Quote
They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I told them I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard.
... Yes, the hugs are for everyone.  No stabbing, though.  Just hugs.

hector13

  • Bay Watcher
  • Gi'in it laldy
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20082 on: September 12, 2017, 07:23:41 pm »

It was obviously a bloody trap :P
Logged
For any trans people in the US who might be here, if you don't have up to date ID, there are folks on twitter offering advice and help paying for passport fees. I wouldn't expect a Trump-Pence administration to have policies friendly to trans people.
https://twitter.com/mcclure111/status/796463955703169026
https://twitter.com/KendraSerra/status/796452580129849344

EnigmaticHat

  • Bay Watcher
  • I vibrate, I die, I vibrate again
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20083 on: September 12, 2017, 08:42:17 pm »

I don't remember if you can dodge sniper shots.  You can definitely slide or roll behind cover to dodge assault rifles (emphasis on "behind cover").
Logged
"T-take this non-euclidean geometry, h-humanity-baka. I m-made it, but not because I l-li-l-like you or anything! I just felt s-sorry for you, b-baka."
You misspelled seance.  Are possessing Draignean?  Are you actually a ghost in the shell? You have to tell us if you are, that's the rule

Akura

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #20084 on: September 15, 2017, 08:50:26 pm »

A room with about 20 thugs, several with shields, a few knives, a couple of stun prods, and a TITAN. The Boy Wonder cannot keep up.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Logged
Quote
They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I told them I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard.
... Yes, the hugs are for everyone.  No stabbing, though.  Just hugs.
Pages: 1 ... 1337 1338 [1339] 1340 1341