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Big Swifty

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  1. Interesting, I have quite a different take from you on a lot of that. I don't find ranked a grind at all. It's pretty much always felt that if I'm not burning through the rank then that's broadly my skill level and I need to practice more and think about where I'm going wrong and how to fix it. I also find Salmon run fine, it taught me a lot about how to survive when there is a sea of enemy ink around. I enjoyed the ability chunk grind, there's a lot of different ways to go about it and it's kind of a side thing to do whilst playing. It's a bit painful when you want pure gear but I don't feel that's necessary for most weapons/playstyles. I'll agree on the lack of chat being a blessing though
  2. Thanks for pointing this out. My pre-order is with Nintendo, they have a key ring and a gymbag for "Bonus Items with Purchase" and have always got stuff for me on day one in the past. I contacted them to see if I could pay more to get it delivered by courier and the person I did the live chat with said they weren't sure how they would be dispatched yet, as if it wasn't a given that it would be Royal Mail because of the strikes. There may be some hope they switch to DPD for them. As to my question it turns I can't change the delivery method to existing orders and trying to order a new one only gives the free standard delivery option. This sort of thing drives me crazy, many a sleepless night mulling over the best plan to play it day one and get those freebies coming up but I don't begrudge the postal workers striking one bit.
  3. Personally what helped me a lot with ranked mode was watching competition videos. Search up "Splatoon 2 world championship" or "splatoon 2 invitational" and you should find a bunch of stuff. Some of the North America Vs Japan matches from years ago in particular are superb. The commentators aren't everyone's cup of tea but I think they mostly do a good job of covering a game in which the winning team can change by the time they have finished what they were trying to say.
  4. As a 512 owner the screen is very lovely but because screen protectors could mess up with the anti glare etching I'm using it without one. Which gives me a fair amount of anxiety about scratching it. If I was going to go back in time I'd go for a 256. That size would be fine for the games I play on it.
  5. Group 4. Hoping to have it for Christmas!
  6. As Siri suggested earlier, clicking on a point normally moves you towards that point in Diablo games (certainly did in III) so this sounds the same. It's fine for melee classes but I always held down the "don't move" key for ranged ones, try shift.
  7. Big Swifty

    The Gunk

    Really enjoying this. Reminds me of 360 era Rare games, has that kind of innocent joy and friendliness.
  8. Updating today on the beta branch has stalled and it won't restart (stuck "Shutting down Steam..."). Not searched for a known issue yet just wanted to give a heads up here first.
  9. I signed up for Game Pass for PC. It seems to need me to use the Xbox app to install stuff now, is that correct? I couldn't see another way of doing it but maybe didn't see the sensible option in my haste to play Unpacking. The Xbox app is being a piece of crap and won't let me sign in. One of the options suggested to solve is to "find the Microsoft account you used to sign in to the Xbox app and select Remove." on my PC, but that feels a little extreme, anyone else had to do that? EDIT: Solved by updating my PC with optional updates.
  10. I paid for mine on a Tuesday and received it the following Wednesday.
  11. Fantastic subscriber cover this month, love it.
  12. The Sunbreak pro controller is available to pre order. https://store.nintendo.co.uk/en_gb/nintendo-switch-pro-controller-monster-hunter-rise-sunbreak-edition-000000000010009507.html
  13. I'm just playing Undermine and Cuphead on mine, like a Switch but with Steam replacing the Nintendo eshop. It's just really nice to play on, I've got used to the stick positioning now and all the buttons feel great, moving from playing Cuphead on a pad I thought it might be a bit clumsy but I've not blamed them for a death yet.
  14. The Rise and Wings of Ruin amiibo are back in stock with Nintendo. https://store.nintendo.co.uk/en_gb/games/enhance-your-play/amiibo/
  15. There was a demo available but oddly I can't see it in the eshop now, but I can redownload it so I didn't imagine it! The 3DS demo is still visible if you have a 3DS which may give you some idea on how it plays if you have a 3DS. I played it a bit after World and it didn't really click for me, I think it was the loading screens between areas which bugged me the most.
  16. After all that waiting I realised I forgot to get a screen protector, any recommendations or ones to avoid? I have some spare for my OLED Switch, but even though the screen is also 7 inch the bezel is bigger on the deck so they don't cover it all. It looks like the "made for steam deck" ones are also calling themselves 7", but I don't want another OLED size one.
  17. After my first one failed to arrive on the 1st of April the second try from Valve arrived this afternoon. Almost a month later but I'm pleased Valve managed to get another to me this year with the wait time on the things for new orders. Parcelforce are still investigating what happened to the first, I'm fairly sure it was stolen when it got to the UK and the "stuck in customs" line was just a fob off.
  18. I was really enjoying Project X until I got to some proper old school bullshit after the water level boss. It seems the "guide your ship through thin corridors at increasing speed" bonus stage turned into something that needs to be one shotted (no matter how many lives you have) or it's game over
  19. Yes if Nintendo have my online data on their servers that will be fine. That's not what they do for 2 though is it? My understanding was that all your data for 2 is on the local Switch save and losing that loses everything. I'm just nervous that Nintendo aren't going to do it the same way as everyone else. Cloud saves for the offline data is a step forward so that's a good thing at least.
  20. Do you have a source for that? I found some talk of cloud saves being a supported feature but the product page has this: "Save Data Cloud is only compatible with offline play data." https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-games/Splatoon-3-1924751.html#Overview Sounds a bit odd to me.
  21. All looks great to me. The egg throw move in Salmon Run especially. I can't wait to hear any new tunes, one of the many things I adore about the game is how fantastic the music is.
  22. I've not tried it myself and my "study" is in work mode at the moment so the A500 Mini is packed away but p34 of the manual has this: "Using your own peripherals Using third-party controllers While THEA500 Mini has been designed to work best with the included peripherals, THEGAMEPAD and THEMOUSE, it is also compatible with Retro Games’ THEJOYSTICK, as well as some third-party controllers and joysticks. The button designations of most USB controllers follow one of the three conventions established by Microsoft (Xbox), Sony (Playstation) and Nintendo. The following table shows how the buttons of these, and THEJOYSTICK, correspond to those of THEGAMEPAD." https://retrogames.biz/support/thea500-mini/manuals/
  23. Thanks. I also realised this morning that simply pressing down on the d-pad when you are above an exisiting save changes the A button option to be load instead of save.
  24. I was surprised at how quickly Valve decided it was lost, I guess just one communication with Parcel Farce was enough for them to know they didn't have a clue.
  25. Valve have concluded my Steam Deck is lost or stolen and have refunded. Flipping Parcel Farce. "I've investigated this situation and refunded your Steam Deck purchase. Please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to appear. Unfortunately, we are unable to send replacement devices for missing or stolen orders." Gutted but first world problems and all that. I've ordered another and have plenty of other toys to play around with until they try and send one again.
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