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Pelekophoros

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  1. This is absolutely the right place for this! Is there an official game/miniature stream for this or is it all abandonware/STL files now?
  2. Yeah, absolute nonsense, watched it last night. I thought the trailer made it look shit and it was exactly that. Black Widow isn't a particularly interesting character at the best of times, but the way Pugh picks apart her schtick was brilliant. But Red Guardian, Milena and Taskmaster (who I knew nothing of before this) were entirely wasted. Even the legion of Black Widows were pretty shit, tbh. Everything was just underexplored, which is incredible given how tediously long the film is. Ray Winstone did the very best impression of your racist uncle that he could, and I thought he carried it well. Christ, he stinks up the screen in everything he does now.
  3. I have actually cancelled my pre-order now. I'm going to wait to see what the response is upon release - what things they have fixed, what things remain and what the longer term plan is. I'd put £90 down on this in July, it was my most anticipated game of the year, and this beta has just not been Good.
  4. Hmmm. So there's one specialist nobody can play with right now, and 5 that are redacted. Maybe there will be two teams of models then (though it still results in 4/5 specialists across 64 players on a single team, so lots of highly identifiable clones running around). The skins/cosmetics in this are gonna be fucking insane, aren't they?
  5. Wait... The "both sides play with the same models" isn't a beta thing? It's an actual game thing? Is that right? If so, fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lol
  6. God this, so much this. I just talked to my son about it before I read this. Lack of classes, loss of so much comms/situational awareness is just catering to the CoD crowd. I'm frustrated I've pre-ordered at this point, there's a lot riding on these other game modes right now.
  7. Sorry, updated my post - have not cancelled my pre-order, it was a joke regarding the post above it. You're right on every point, and I'm hopeful. In DICE I trust.
  8. Ugh, god, pre-order cancelled. EDIT: I haven't, I meant that jokingly related to the server issue above Played some more games last night. The core of this is solid, but my biggest fear is that the map doesn't demonstrate any real subtlety in terms of design. I'll need to play alternative game types on it, but there are a few key examples on this map that are just sub-par. Take, for instance: The sheer number of silly sniper nests dotted around (wheee zipline demo!) B1 is just a helicopter slaughter fest that isn't particularly interesting to attack on foot (and takes flipping ages to get there) The vehicle tunnel between C1 and D2, a dull and featureless alternative route that exists purely to get vehicles through but not offering any interesting alternative attack vector or defence mechanisms The foot tunnel between D2 and D1 is just a meat grinder for the purposes of having a meat grinder, and to offer some cover from the army of snipers at B1 The route from B1 to E1 (the rocket track) is just the largest, most featureless and bland section of a map I've ever witnessed. The multitude of identikit warehouse units. BF4 had plenty of these, but there was variety. This should be the Hanang Dam of the game, but it's not. I hope the other maps are significantly better, and I can see me actively avoiding this one in rotation.
  9. Yeah, there's a real issue with both armies having the exact same models. I'm assuming this is a beta thing and there are actually "opposite" armies in the final game. Played some more of it. It's Battlefield, but back in a near future setting. I'm ok with that. This map reminds me of Golmund Railway; large open expanses with not much between them. It lacks the infantry friendly areas, and that makes it very painful to play. I don't think the verticality of the map is of much use here - it's just three large structures and space inbetween. I can see it being fun in breakthrough/frontlines/rush though. The game itself, with numbers of players and competencies, is already settling down a bit. There are some nice choke points where I thought there were none, but also some missed opportunities - the tunnel through the mountain pass being one. It...exists? It doesn't really create any fun though. I'm excited to see the other maps, and game modes, in action. Conquest is my least favourite mode in these wide open wars of attrition, but that's true of every Battlefield ever. This beta is a hit for me, but the map and game mode are not.
  10. Had a ten minute go. Lots of bots, but we're in hour 3 so can hardly judge. I also don't like Conquest generally, and this map type (large open map) is my least favourite type of BF map - it seems to lack any notable chokepoints for infantry, and has a natural sniper line for the rocket launchpad/warehouse along the hill which will get real old, real fast. It looks absolutely gorgeous, except for the weird lagging animation on tanks. I like the weapon attachment switching. Specialist/weapon selection feels clunky, though. Still, too early to tell. Also how good is it to have helicopters back again? Joy!
  11. To change weapon attachments you use the face buttons to cycle between them.
  12. 06/10: The Touryst (PS5) Just a lovely, lovely game in every way. Brill. More please.
  13. EA are now making the standard edition give both old gen and new gen versions of the game to purchasers.
  14. I take back the "bowing out". As we are at the non-contextual quoting part of an internet debate, I'll skip ahead to the overlong and detailed response that firmly outlines my actions, which will then allow you to selectively quote sections and score more internet points. I installed AdBlock last week as a result of the announcement. The announcement piqued my interest in something I had never bothered with and, while hovering over the subscribe button, I wanted to understand better what experience I may be signing up for. I did that by installing AdBlock. The experience was nice, but it resulted in an experience that out a pop-up on every page saying "Please support us" but there was an easy little link there that they provided which just let me close it and carry on. They've then subsequently changed that pop-up to remove that link and insist you disable as blocker, subscribe or - in essence - stop utilising the site. Now, I don't subscribe to the view that everything should be free on the internet. That's why I've never used a pop up blocker before. However, I do believe there should be choice: Eurogamer are free to choose to tell me how to use their site, and I am free to choose to just disengage as a result. That really isn't a principled stance of any kind at all, and doesn't deserve any kind of galaxy brained sarcasm linking me to civil rights movements. The above hopefully goes some way to explaining why I chose to install it, and why @Strafe's initial sarcastic response was misguided ("I'm sure they'll miss your revenue"). They'd had my revenue previously. That's what your out of context quote is responding to @Uncle Mike rather than me grandly stating "my principled stance". If you still feel it's some kind of misguided principled stance, that's ok too though. We're all stuck at home, a bit bored and lonely, and we have to pass the days somehow, right? That's sincere, i just don't think there's any more meaningful back and too we can have about why I am not going to read Eurogamer anymore and why you think I'm wrong in my reasons. ignore this final tag, my phone won't let me delete it. @Uncle Mike
  15. That does not reflect the experience I have had in the past week, but well done and here you go:
  16. That was not the old setup at all. The old setup was "Please consume ads". The new setup is "Consume the ads or fuck off". I'm bowing out of the discussion now, I don't feel any need to dig into my reasoning any more than I have done.
  17. Oh cool, a discussion. I don't want to AdBlock because they have a premium tier. I'm not even particularly wedded to AdBlock in general (having installed it, what, less than a week ago?). I'm just making a choice based on the options Eurogamer have put in front of me - subscribe, consume ads or fuck off. It's one more option than the FT, I guess. Every other explanation I tried to write came off as long winded and over earnest.
  18. Don't be a prick, as if I'm making any kind of principled stance at all.
  19. LOLZ the thing is I installed my first ever ad-blocker as a result of the announcement of them introducing a subscription model; I've never actually bothered before and was quite happily reading their site. I just find it interesting they've gone from "please support us" to "you absolutely must support us one way or another or fuck off" quite quickly. Yeah, I'm not bothered enough to go to an entirely new browser. I'll just stop reading it altogether.
  20. Well, now they're blocking the blockers. This has changed this afternoon. I guess I don't read Eurogamer any more:
  21. I went for Gold because, having not learned my lesson with Destiny 2, I can't resist pre purchasing battle passes for games I'll stop playing after a month.
  22. Wednesday and Thursday are closed early access to the beta. Friday and Saturday it's full blown open beta. Hopes and prayers will see us get Sunday as well.
  23. *looks at basket with loads of stuff in it* Yeah, spending that £10 voucher is not going to be an issue. I need more Necromunda scenery (though I also need the ZM tiles to come back in stock) and I also want to pick up the Killteam rules because why not hey? Also lol Nurgle plushie. WH+ is decent. I'm super happy it exists but I'm less interested in the video output than I am the Vault. I think that's because it takes time to build a video library that, as a standalone piece, feels substantial. I wish we'd curate a load of content from elsewhere on to it, just to save me digging through YouTube or Twitch for things. While the Vault is just a PDF reader, it's nice to have a curated list of lore to delve into whenever I fancy having a read. I don't even have an issue with the rules being ripped out, I like this lore being available in an accessible and easy way for when my missus is hogging the TV. I don't play either of the main games so, at this point, the 40k and AoS apps are redundant for me. So, a month and 2 payments in, but with a £10 voucher in my pocket, I'm cool with it.
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