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Cardboard Box
Jul 14, 2009

Grunkle Stan, what did you feed us?!


Bedlam posted:

Do we know if the map editor can make co-op maps?

No, just competitive.

It really seems like the single-player is the draw here. I'll probably play the co-op a little bit but I doubt it or the competitive multiplayer will keep my attention for long.

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blackguy32
Oct 1, 2005

FLAVA FLAV!!!!!

Cardboard Box posted:

No, just competitive.

It really seems like the single-player is the draw here. I'll probably play the co-op a little bit but I doubt it or the competitive multiplayer will keep my attention for long.

I wouldnt mind playing some coop with goons and mastering them until we conquer the hardest difficulty.

Speedball
Apr 15, 2008



So what kind of skills improve as you level up, specifically?

Feenix
Mar 14, 2003
Sorry, guy.


Speedball posted:

So what kind of skills improve as you level up, specifically?
The speed and force by which you punch a shark...

Cardboard Box
Jul 14, 2009

Grunkle Stan, what did you feed us?!


Speedball posted:

So what kind of skills improve as you level up, specifically?

From what I've seen, it's a lot of abilities, like being able to throw knives. There's also probably some passive skills that allow you to sprint for longer or whatever as well.

gibbed
Apr 10, 2006



Bedlam posted:

Do we know if the map editor can make co-op maps?
Even if we can't by default, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out how to edit maps, I made tools to unpack maps into editable files for Far Cry 2. Not to mention you can edit the editor setting files to add things.

Xoidanor
Feb 17, 2011


It's amazing how little attention this game is getting despite looking like GOTY material at this point.

Cardboard Box
Jul 14, 2009

Grunkle Stan, what did you feed us?!


Here's a recording of a Gamespot stream where they play an hour and a half of the game. No story spoilers included, they mostly wander around the game world and answer questions. For people curious about the progression system, they go over a fair bit of that.

Their impressions are overall very positive.

Pwnstar
Dec 9, 2007

Who wants some waffles?



I'm guessing there won't be any chance of this getting a discount during the Steam sale? I can find it cheaper at other places but I have to download it off Steam.

Cardboard Box
Jul 14, 2009

Grunkle Stan, what did you feed us?!


Since it's not even out for 8-12 more days (varies depending on where you are), I'm 99% positive it won't.

Cream-of-Plenty
Apr 21, 2010


Pwnstar posted:

I'm guessing there won't be any chance of this getting a discount during the Steam sale? I can find it cheaper at other places but I have to download it off Steam.

Probably not, no. It may go on sale during the Winter Sale, though--but probably for 20 or 30% off, tops.

Aliginge
Dec 16, 2004

Game Artist, Airsofter, Pepsi Max addict, not good with computers.


Xoidanor posted:

It's amazing how little attention this game is getting despite looking like GOTY material at this point.

Same release period as CoD Blops2 and Halo 4, though I do agree, it does look like it should be a bigger deal.

Speedball
Apr 15, 2008



Yeah, it looks like its only crime will be being released in the same season as a load of other high-profile games, but now that I've had a chance to look at it it looks like it'll be really great.

Wonder if it's too late to add to my Christmas list...

Marshmallow Blue
Apr 25, 2010


I for one played a ton of Farcry 2 matches. Must have played at least... 6 or 7 before I put that crap away forever.

Edit. Does anyone know what will control the quality of custom maps? I don't know how many giant dick stadiums made of sheet metal I can handle.

Marshmallow Blue fucked around with this message at Nov 22, 2012 around 13:00

Disorientated
Sep 1, 2006


Pwnstar posted:

I'm guessing there won't be any chance of this getting a discount during the Steam sale? I can find it cheaper at other places but I have to download it off Steam.

Greenmangaming.com are doing their seemingly eternal 20% off digital downloads sale, which includes Far Cry 3. I think with the discount it's about £26 - they've always been reliable for me in the past. The coupon code is usually on the front page of their site.

Edit: Just checked the site and there is now a code for 30% off on the Far Cry 3 page on GMG, brings it down to about £24.80. Now I'm annoyed I only got 20%.

Disorientated fucked around with this message at Nov 22, 2012 around 16:36

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

Flying the friendly skies in relative safet-oh god the engine fell off


Disorientated posted:

Greenmangaming.com are doing their seemingly eternal 20% off digital downloads sale, which includes Far Cry 3. I think with the discount it's about £26 - they've always been reliable for me in the past. The coupon code is usually on the front page of their site.

Far Cry 3 doesn't seem to be on their US site at all.

kuddles
Jul 16, 2006

Like a fist wrapped in blood...

Speedball posted:

Yeah, it looks like its only crime will be being released in the same season as a load of other high-profile games, but now that I've had a chance to look at it it looks like it'll be really great.
The fact that - in the US at least - it's not coming out until the first week of December and long after Black Friday even though it's already apparently at the stage where they can send out review copies gives off the impression that Ubisoft didn't expect the game to turn out as well as it did.

Leb
Jan 15, 2004


Change came to America on November the 4th, 2008, in the form of an unassuming Senator from the state of Illinois.


Party Plane Jones posted:

Far Cry 3 doesn't seem to be on their US site at all.

Yeah, sadly, GMG has said that they don't have a deal with Ubi to provide AC3/FC3 to NA customers at this time.

On the other hand, the non-NA versions they're selling don't activate on Steam, so maybe it's a bit of a wash.

Payndz
Sep 22, 2006

Your friend and protege,
Tom Copperfield.


Marshmallow Blue posted:

Edit. Does anyone know what will control the quality of custom maps? I don't know how many giant dick stadiums made of sheet metal I can handle.
Ubi are supposedly going to take more of an interest in the user-created maps for FC3 than they did for 2; they've said that ones they think are particularly good will become part of the 'official' rotation.

The problem FC2 had was that map ranking A: was determined entirely by players (so there was vote-whoring for maps that catered for very specific playerbases even if they were poo poo by any rational standard, like the godawful barren canyon map designed entirely for headshot sniping that was insanely popular for a while), and B: made vote-whoring easy by letting people vote for a map as many times as they liked.

Payndz fucked around with this message at Nov 22, 2012 around 15:23

AngryBooch
Sep 26, 2009


Cardboard Box posted:

Here's a recording of a Gamespot stream where they play an hour and a half of the game. No story spoilers included, they mostly wander around the game world and answer questions. For people curious about the progression system, they go over a fair bit of that.

Their impressions are overall very positive.

Holy poo poo this is FPS Assassin's Creed.

Bilal
Feb 20, 2012



I'm kind of sad to see the FC2 immersive hud go, but on the other hand there's fast travel now, thank God.

gibbed
Apr 10, 2006



Bilal posted:

I'm kind of sad to see the FC2 immersive hud go, but on the other hand there's fast travel now, thank God.
Far Cry 2 had fast travel, but you had to go to the bus stations for that. The Far Cry 3 replacement is indeed much better though.

im a girl btw
Jan 15, 2004



Does it auto paint targets when you aim at them through a scope? It looks like it does, I don't like that but it's not that big a deal.

Ulio
Feb 17, 2011

by Y Kant Ozma Post


gibbed posted:

Far Cry 2 had fast travel, but you had to go to the bus stations for that. The Far Cry 3 replacement is indeed much better though.

Public transport wasn't Africa's strongest point in that game, there were way too few bus stations.

Also what is the replacement in this game? Teleportation ala Elderscroll?

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.


im a girl btw posted:

Does it auto paint targets when you aim at them through a scope? It looks like it does, I don't like that but it's not that big a deal.

Yeah, I don't care for that either. I'm starting to hope for an "I am not a 10 year old playing this on an XBox" mode.

e: Although this feature might itself be a concession for game pad players, sort of like Z-targeting in Zelda 64 (god I'm old and out of date on video games).

doctorfrog fucked around with this message at Nov 22, 2012 around 22:23

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

im a girl btw posted:

Does it auto paint targets when you aim at them through a scope? It looks like it does, I don't like that but it's not that big a deal.

I thought the guy in one of the videos said he was marking the targets, which I took to mean he was pressing something to mark the targets, and not that they were automatically marked.

XenoCrab
Mar 30, 2012


So it sounds like the map editor will have a "Single Player Sandbox mode" that lets you spawn vehicles/wildlife/AI in your maps to play around with. This is awesome since it's the exact feature I wished was in the FC2 editor. Thanks for reading my mind Ubisoft!

http://far-cry.ubi.com/fc-portal/en...Dtcm%3A6-231-32

XenoCrab fucked around with this message at Nov 22, 2012 around 22:27

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

XenoCrab posted:

So it sounds like the map editor will have a "Single Player Sandbox mode" that lets you spawn vehicles/wildlife/AI in your maps to play around with. This is awesome since it's the exact feature I wished was in the FC2 editor. Thanks for reading my mind Ubisoft!

http://far-cry.ubi.com/fc-portal/en...Dtcm%3A6-231-32

Well that's pretty damned cool! I'm assuming the SP sandbox is still limited to 512x512 meters though. Even then, still pretty cool!

im a girl btw
Jan 15, 2004



ToastyPotato posted:

I thought the guy in one of the videos said he was marking the targets, which I took to mean he was pressing something to mark the targets, and not that they were automatically marked.

I hope that's right. I know you have to manually do it with the binoculars but on the gamespot video it looked like it did it automatically. I could have missed something though, I was playing xcom at the same time.



The guy on the gamespot video also guessed the playable area could be the same size as Just Cause 2... That can't be right, maybe it feels the same size because you don't have jets and a grappling hook. But if it is

Quad bikes look like a lot of fun.

Payndz
Sep 22, 2006

Your friend and protege,
Tom Copperfield.


XenoCrab posted:

So it sounds like the map editor will have a "Single Player Sandbox mode" that lets you spawn vehicles/wildlife/AI in your maps to play around with. This is awesome since it's the exact feature I wished was in the FC2 editor. Thanks for reading my mind Ubisoft!

http://far-cry.ubi.com/fc-portal/en...Dtcm%3A6-231-32
The FAQ makes it sound like they included an 'invisible wall' feature (Q9), which will be a relief if you like creating maps that aren't surrounded by massive vertical cliffs. Making sure you've blocked every possible point from which a smart-arse player can climb onto a crate or a fence or a barrel or a truck and jump over the intended boundary of the map could take almost as long as building the map in the first place.

thebardyspoon
Jun 30, 2005


im a girl btw posted:

The guy on the gamespot video also guessed the playable area could be the same size as Just Cause 2... That can't be right, maybe it feels the same size because you don't have jets and a grappling hook. But if it is

Quad bikes look like a lot of fun.

He said "I don't think it's quite as big as Skyrim, Just Cause 2 might be a better comparison" so I think he was just not remembering how big Just Cause 2 was.

ekuNNN
Nov 27, 2004



Man, now I need to play Farcry 2 again.

Gibbed, do you have your awesome modding efforts saved anywhere? The old thread has gone to the archives it seems.

im a girl btw
Jan 15, 2004



thebardyspoon posted:

He said "I don't think it's quite as big as Skyrim, Just Cause 2 might be a better comparison" so I think he was just not remembering how big Just Cause 2 was.

Ah I didn't catch that part. He also said later that there's no map editor on the console version so I think they got a bunch of stuff wrong.

Endymion FRS MK1
Oct 28, 2011


Exactly how does this work in regards to the Ubisoft store and Steam? I got this free with my graphics card, and redeemed the code on the Ubisoft site. when it launches do I just get a key for Steam?

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

thebardyspoon posted:

He said "I don't think it's quite as big as Skyrim, Just Cause 2 might be a better comparison" so I think he was just not remembering how big Just Cause 2 was.

Whaaat? "I don't think it's as big as Skyrim (16 sq miles) Just Cause 2 might be a better comparison (400 sq miles?!)"

Yeah that is a pretty muddy statement. Earlier in the thread, the measurement of nearly 10x larger than FC2 was stated, with FC2 being estimated to be about 31 sq. miles. So maybe the Just Cause 2 thing is appropriate, and the Skyrim thing was a weird mistake.

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

Flying the friendly skies in relative safet-oh god the engine fell off


im a girl btw posted:

Does it auto paint targets when you aim at them through a scope? It looks like it does, I don't like that but it's not that big a deal.

Far Cry 1 sort of did the same thing with the binoculars. I hope there's a Far Cry 1 setting because it would be good for scouting through brush.

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.


XenoCrab posted:

So it sounds like the map editor will have a "Single Player Sandbox mode" that lets you spawn vehicles/wildlife/AI in your maps to play around with. This is awesome since it's the exact feature I wished was in the FC2 editor. Thanks for reading my mind Ubisoft!

http://far-cry.ubi.com/fc-portal/en...Dtcm%3A6-231-32
This is fantastic news and is just the infinite masturbatory sandbox that I am missing from FC2. Though in a way this sort of hits that AI might still not be available in multi (aside from the canned campaigns).

Adraeus
Jan 25, 2008

by Y Kant Ozma Post


AngryBooch posted:

Holy poo poo this is FPS Assassin's Creed.

That was my impression, too, but there are some differences that make Far Cry 3 more than just Assassin's Creed 3 On A Tropical Island.

Profanity
Aug 26, 2005


doctorfrog posted:

This is fantastic news and is just the infinite masturbatory sandbox that I am missing from FC2. Though in a way this sort of hits that AI might still not be available in multi (aside from the canned campaigns).
It's not - you can't validate a map for MP if it has AI elements or vehicles in it.

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Flannelette
Jan 16, 2010



Do you think we'll be able to mod out the excess hud like seeing guys through walls, radar and objective stuff?

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