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Executor Akamia

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  1. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Hunted Brachydios. I think I made the right call going from HR Lunastra armor to MR Dodogama armor. The armor skills of that set makes his slime mostly harmless to me. I mean, I'll still take a good chunk of damage if it explodes, but at least I'm not getting blastblight. I really like the armor set; I think I'm gonna farm Brachydios to get it and a few of its weapons, and hold on to them until I have MR Lunastra gear.
  2. Stellaris Played a session with a friend. Actually, it was three sessions. Something went horribly wrong pretty early on the first two times that cut us short. First time, he got curbstomped by a Determined Exterminator that had just moments ago tore me a new one. Second run, he got curbstomped by a Fanatical Purifier that spawned next to him. We're on our third attempt. Actually, it's our fourth technically, but the very first attempt started over a week ago and went south after I dramatically underestimated the Great Khan's reaction to my rebelling against them after originally surrendering to them. The first three times, I was playing the Blorg Commonality, one of the game's preset empires, and swapped to one of my custom empires for the fourth run. My friend had been running his favorite custom empire all four playthroughs.
  3. Titanfall 2 A friend of mine wanted to play Frontier Defense with me. I myself was quite rusty at the game, although I was never particularly good at it to begin with. Anyway, we played two rounds and won both. As a Ronin main, I played Ronin in both rounds, while my friend played Tone. Ronin's role in Frontier Defense is "Roamer", so I had to go roam around the field and take care of various enemies, at times even going out of my way to hunt down Mortar Titans, since I was the fastest Titan in the field at that moment.
  4. Different strokes I suppose. For my part, I played MechAssault and it felt too much like an arcade game for my taste, whereas MechWarrior felt more immersive for me. Make no mistake, though; MW can definitely be fast-paced, especially when you're in a firefight against many 'Mechs at once. I kinda miss the rush of urban 'Mech combat (not to be confused with UrbanMech combat. 😜) where I'm moving from cover to cover in my Timber Wolf or Marauder, taking shots at the enemy Assault 'Mechs who think they're the kings of the battlefield. And yeah, that was great. 😂
  5. I grew up on MechWarrior, the predecessor to the MechAssault games, both of which are BattleTech products. I've been a fan of mech-related media pretty much my whole life since. My favorite of these games is MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries, particularly the MekTek release (now discontinued) which had the widest selection of mechs to play with in any of the games yet, with the possible exception of MechWarrior Online with enough content updates. I wouldn't consider Transformers to be mech media since the Transformers themselves are not piloted, and I hesitate to even call them robots, but if they count as mechs, then Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is an honorable mention. It's my all-time favorite Transformers game. I wish the Xbox One port was still available. I want to play it again...
  6. Digital Extremes is pretty good about this, at least with regard to how they handle Warframe. Their practices don’t come across as predatory at all to me. Even their closest analogue to loot boxes, Relics, is rendered relatively harmless with in-game trading and the option to pick someone else’s reward if multiple relics are opened in the same party. I once heard a story where someone bought like $200 worth of Platinum, the game’s premium currency. Maybe more than that, maybe less, I dunno. Either way, it was a wakeup call. I don’t remember what they were buying with the Platinum, think it was something to do with Kubrows, but after DE realized they screwed up at some point, they refunded the guy and reworked whatever it was that motivated it in the first place.
  7. Certain megastructures in Stellaris come out too late in most games for them to be particularly useful in a multiplayer run and, to a lesser extent, even a regular single-player run. Particularly, I’m referring to the “Galactic Wonders”, which are megastructures locked behind the ascension perk of the same name. Before 2.3, this was every megastructure in the game that wasn’t Gateways or Habitats – the latter being locked behind the Voidborne ascension perk instead at the time – but from 2.3 onward this is only the Dyson Sphere, Matter Decompressor, and Ring Worlds, with the rest of the megastructures, including Habitats, becoming regular technologies. Dyson Spheres and Matter Decompressors in particular are huge boons on someone’s economy, providing 4000 Energy Credits and 2000 Minerals per month at completion, respectively, which is useful for industrial purposes such as alloy or consumer good production. A Dyson Sphere alone will provide enough energy that you will find yourself with more income than you’ll know what to do with, and you’ll likely find yourself actively trying to find ways to spend it all, in or out of wartime. The problem is that these things are lategame techs that, when researched, still take a lot of time to build, even with bonuses to megastructure build speed. You’re likely to have defeated the endgame crisis already before you’ve finished any of these. Now, to be fair, they are actually quite useful in the postgame if you’re someone who likes to play even after the endgame crisis is defeated. After all, you’re likely to want to do such things as kicking over the local Awakened Empires (because most of them are colossal jerks anyway) and there are also various Leviathans floating around that you might be looking to hunt down. But in regular game settings, they aren’t really worth the time investment.
  8. It’s probably true in the US that employers strongly frown on gamers regardless of the skills one can pick up from video games, but in other countries, gaming’s benefits have been recognized for years. In South Korea, their air force actually had their own StarCraft esports team at one point. For all I know, they still do.
  9. White tail deer, methinks. They're my favorite animal, and I find them absolutely adorable. I mean, they can also be absolutely disgusting sometimes, but that's true of every animal on some level, humans included. But I kinda wanted to care for a deer ever since watching Bambi as a child.
  10. I think you asked me that already. 😜 Green Lantern.
  11. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. If that doesn’t count, The Outer Worlds.
  12. Honestly, I have no idea. I don’t have that good of a read on trends like that.
  13. Creativerse Started playing it with a friend of a friend. It's an interesting little game, to be certain. Far from a favorite, but I can kinda see the appeal. In many ways it reminds me of Minecraft, although I admittedly prefer actual Minecraft in some ways. I've decided to make it my ambition to create a giant spaceship in the sky of my friend's world for me to live in. I plan to base the external design on the Humanoid Science Vessels seen in Stellaris. Since one cannot view the interior of spaceships in Stellaris, I'm gonna wing it with regard to what the interior of the ship looks like. Although I have a pretty good idea where I want the bridge... After I do all that, I'm gonna create a model of a Protoss Dragoon at ground level. Maybe a small squad of them, even. And then maybe just build an entire Protoss base, I dunno. I must construct additional pylons regardless.
  14. I hear it's really good, despite the subject matter. Unfortunately for me, it hit way too close to home when I first tried it. It was too similar to my job at the movie theater at the time, so I stopped playing because it felt like work. I entertained the idea of revisiting it as of late, but I'm not sure. Watching Jacksepticeye play it (twice) was entertaining though.
  15. This is my beef with the transition from Mega Man X to Mega Man Zero. Omega is using Zero's Mega Man X frame supposedly, but he comes out as a palette swap of Zero as he is in the Mega Man Zero games that boss fight occurs in. There's a laundry list of reasons I take issue with this portrayal, but I've managed to come to terms with it with the explanation that Zero simply received another upgrade between the X series and the Elf Wars in the Zero series backstory. This is why Zero appears the way he does when the series starts and why Zero's old frame (in use by Omega) looks exactly like he does currently. As for why the old frame lacks Zero's Z-Buster, I don't know what to say. Zero's use of said buster has been on the decline since X4, though, so perhaps eventually he had it removed to reinforce his Z-Saber specialization. But both Omega and Zero in the Zero series have guns anyway, particularly pistols, and they effectively serve the same role in their arsenal that the Z-Buster did.
  16. Halo 5: Guardians I've been playing it on-and-off over the week in an attempt to pin down why I stopped playing in the first place. I don't consider it a bad game – the campaign was mediocre at best and the REQ system makes me angry by its very nature, but that's the extent of my complaints; the gameplay itself is the best Halo has ever had, in my opinion – but something about it keeps me away from playing it on the regular, unlike past Halo games which I played quite often...
  17. Night owl. Definitely night owl. I've tried waking up early multiple times, but I always ultimately go back to being a night owl.
  18. Underta– nah, just kidding. Everyone and their great grandparents has heard of that one by now. Melody's Escape is a bit of an obscure one. It's kind of what you get when you combine BIT.TRIP RUNNER and Audiosurf. Like BIT.TRIP RUNNER, the object of the game is to dodge obstacles on an autoscrolling course, and you need to perform specific inputs to do so. Like Audiosurf, the course is generated based on your choice of music. It even has Steam Workshop support, so you can reskin the player character however you please. I have skins based on the Mega Man franchise, myself; I think I had a Mega Man Zero-style Zero skin on last time I played.
  19. Well, I'm admittedly not very good at the "planning" thing, so I try to wing it usually. Sometimes it works... sometimes it doesn't.
  20. Honestly, I have no idea. Part of me hopes so, though.
  21. Spider-Man: Far From Home. 8/10
  22. Never played either. Wouldn’t know what to tell you. Although I’ve watched Freeman’s Mind multiple times through, so I’ve already been pretty much spoiled with regard to the first one and at least part of the second one.
  23. Depends on the kind of day I’m having. That said, any of JT Music’s rock raps are pretty good contenders. As is “Souls Electric” by Brokenkites and “Fragrance of Dark Coffee” by Noriyuki Iwadare – that’s Godot’s theme music from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials & Tribulations. I also really like “Enter the Gungeon” by Doseone, from the video game of the same name.
  24. Bicycle. Definitely bicycle. Easier to maintain, and you don’t need a license to ride. At least, not in the US.
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