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CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Erdos posted:

Just bought RimWorld on steam and I didn't see anything in the first few pages of it's thread. Any tips?

Turrets will instantly destroy anything in a three block radius when they blow up, so if you put them right next to each other then your entire defensive line will be annihilated in about thirty seconds.

Don't be afraid to save scum when you first start out to learn the mechanics.

Dwarf Fortressing into a mountain as a starter base sounds like a good idea but in reality it takes forever to mine out rooms and when you finally do the whole place will be dark and filthy. Dirty rooms give a negative mood, if your whole base is dirty then people will go insane pretty fast.

When someone does go crazy you want to make sure you tell your remaining colonists to drop their weapons before taking down the madman, bruises will easily heal but cuts and bullet holes will not.

Make a colony with perimeter walls and only one entrance, at least for early game raids the enemies will only go for the entrance and you can funnel them in.

Don't ignore mad animals, even squirrels can gently caress someone up good.

Personal shields cannot be used with ranged weapons.

Make like Matt Damon and grow tons of potatoes as soon as you can, they are the most reliable source of food and won't spoil if they are in your freezer.

You're going to die eventually, don't stress about it. Raiders don't generally destroy colonies, heat waves do. You can make a masterpiece of a base and it will still get destroyed because all your food spoiled in the heat and everyone is getting heatstroke in their masterfully decorated rooms because it's 500 degrees F outside.

CuddleCryptid fucked around with this message at 18:39 on Aug 2, 2016

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CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Ryoshi posted:

This is not at all why you don't want to dig into mountains.

If you do have problems with your base being dark and filthy set your most annoying colonist up with only cleaning and hauling duties. Don't forget to also train some animals to haul. And if things are dark, put lights in.

Infestations are more of a long term thing, if you are just starting out then mood modifiers are more of the issue.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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RatHat posted:

Anything for Firewatch?

It's just a story-based walking simulator so you don't really need any advice besides "avoid looking up spoilers at all costs". Just don't rush through conversations.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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It is probably insane to ask this of a Paradox game, but anything big for Hearts of Iron 4?

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Xander77 posted:

Is the mini-game the same, or did they change it to something less fun?

It is the same style of thing, it is just a lot harder now.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Mordja posted:

Witcher 3, particularly with regards to starting skills. Are there any must-haves like there were in Witcher 2?

You can create some insane builds by focusing on green skills and upping your toxins resistance, allowing you to stack one or more very strong potions without much drawback.

Aside from that, it pays to have three of whatever you choose in the same slot. You get bonuses for matching colors with the large mutagen; if you put two blues and one green on a blue mutagen then you are only going to get the bonus for the two blues.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Adam Vegas posted:

PS+ game for this month is the HD remaster of REmake. I've played all the other games in the Resi franchise so I know the basics and have no problem with tank controls.

However, is there anything else I should know about it before I play? I never played Resi 1 so I don't know it very well at all.

That is a pretty impressive PS+ freebie, go Sony.

The entrance to the mansion is an extremely heavily trafficked area and never spawns monsters, so it makes for the world's greatest storage box. Just dump all your stuff on the ground.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Anything additional for Euro Truck Simulator 2 beyond what is on the wiki?

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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1redflag posted:

Resident Evil (REmake)? Just about to start my first play through on the PS4 version.

Dump all your stuff in the front hallway, don't even bother with item boxes.

Serpentine around zombies if you can, there really isn't much point in killing them a lot of the time.

Open the front door if you ain't a bitch (don't actually)

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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al-azad posted:

Around the time they announced DLC that featured costumes for the character you would permanently lose. Beat mission 7 seven times and on the eighth time you get an option to replay it and get them back.

e: Ha, Konami didn't put in the patch notes. Someone data mined it.

Of course it would be something incredibly obtuse like that.

This sounds like something that you hear from the kid whose dad "works at nintendo".

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Zaodai posted:

The "What should I know before playing" thread: Where the only spoiler free advice we can give is that you should drink bleach.

Of course you aren't drinking bleach, you are mixing bleach with water to sanitize it then removing it from the water by the scientific practice of shut up it works okay.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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gohuskies posted:

Bleach is actually a good way of making water drinkable - you just use very little. Here's the CDC recommended guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/pd...e_flyer_508.pdf

Sure, but in-game it's a 1 liter bottle of bleach to make a 1 liter bottle of water. (It was just a joke anyways)

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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PJOmega posted:

Anything for Horizon: Zero Dawn?

- Do the hunting lodge quests, they are a pile of XP.

- Always keep at least one of every item to trade for gear

- Make sure you clear the sidequests in the first area, one give you an upgrade to your spear that you can't get any other way.

- Drawing back a shot is for accuracy, not damage. Feel free to shoot wildly if you are close enough.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Sandwich Anarchist posted:

Play on Ironman, and don't try to do everything. Prioritize. Also, the meter on the world map isn't exactly as bad as it seems to be.

Don't play on Ironman for your first run through, that's crazy. Play for a bit so you can get a hang of the mechanics and flow of the game, then start over with Ironman.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Anyone have any tips for Farming Simulator 2017 that isn't covered in the wiki?

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Looking at the entry in the Wiki for Rimworld, it repeatedly lists turrets as a good defense in a kill box. This is a bit of a misconception, as while they are good defenses, the quality of enemy that you face depends on the "wealth" of your base, and turrets are ridiculously expensive. So by building them you get some bonus defense but you also get people with rocket launchers and other horrifying weapons way earlier than you can reasonably handle.

It's far better to stick to making a perforated square that your colonists can hide behind with sandbags in the gaps, which will not spike your wealth and will allow you to stay at basic enemies for longer.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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RenegadeStyle1 posted:

I just got Xcom 2 on PS4. I don't have any expansions yet. I have played through it a little but always end up doing bad once the higher level units show up. Any tips?

The wiki page is pretty detailed, but could you specify what area of the game you are having issues with?

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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RenegadeStyle1 posted:

I'll look at it. Really the biggest issue I have is the snake guys. They tear my guys up. I never played part 1.

Flashbangs are huge for early alien enemies with special abilities, because they hit in a massive area, drastically reduce their aim, and disable their special abilities for one turn. So if you flash them as soon as you see them then you can safely kill them off without worrying about getting wrapped.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Kalenden posted:

So thinking of playing Total War: Warhammer before the sequel comes out and is up to speed.

Any advice for a beginner? Anything a starter should do?

The easiest races to start out with are Dwarves, Humans, and Vampire Counts in that order. Orks are strong, but due to their placement on the map they have to contend with the Dwarves, who are so heavily armored that they can usually just facetank you at base level. Chaos is very hard, it has the Horde mechanic tied to it and should be avoided til you get a good handle.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Leavemywife posted:

Just grabbed The Evil Within for the PS4. Anything I should know?

There are boss enemies that you cannot kill, or at least it's incredibly inefficient to do so, and the game doesn't do a great job of distinguishing them. If you can escape from a boss fight then that is probably what you have to do.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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anilEhilated posted:

I've started a second playthrough of XCOM2, although I don't have the big expansion; what I do have is the other DLC. When's a good time to do those missions? I've unlocked some kind of a tower structure and a level that's marked with skulls, I don't think I had either in my original playthrough so I think that's it. Level/gear recommendations?
Playing on Commander.

Don't sell too many of the bodies of the early soldiers, they are used in the construction of basic supplies and rarely show up later.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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May as well throw "Don't build inside mountains" because that is brutal due to the infestations. Use them to form walls around your compound but don't build anything inside of them.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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1redflag posted:

Really just looking for a game where I can fly around space at my leisure. No Man's Sky scratched this itch for a while, so I figured I'd give E:D a try.

The X3 series might be better for you then. E:D isn't too bad if you want to Euro Truck it, but it is pretty empty

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Memnaelar posted:

I am about to experience the Evil Within... Too.

Anything I should know before I go jump face-first into the newly open world of STEM?

- Stealth is way more viable than in the first game and is your primary method of saving health and ammo. Use it as much as you can.

- Upgrade crit before you upgrade straight damage if you can. The pistol never stops being useful.

- Shooting the legs to drop an enemy then stomping them is often better than shooting them in the head, since a lot of enemies can take a second kill-shot to the head due to weird head worms

- It's actually pretty easy to ditch alerted enemies after they start chasing you if you can juke around corners. This becomes incredibly useful later on when you encounter stealth-killable enemies that take two stealth kills to go down.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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gallilee posted:

So I just picked up Kingdom: New Lands for the Switch. There is a great game in there but how the hell do you make money except for the merchant? Seems like I always have to little to get started on the boat.
Also, should you expand your kingdom or just hang tight and upgrade your initial area?

In addition to above, Small non spoilery tips

* Try to map out the area when you first start and don't have much to do anyways. If you find that there are no portals on one side of the map then you are free to totally neglect defensive structures on that side.

* Try letting your horse eat grass.

* If your purse starts overflowing (and it will eventually) you can actually fit more "in" by piling them on top. The coins actually have physics modelling and you can make a pile on top of the bag.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Sandwich Anarchist posted:

Noted. Thanks for continuing the derail.

Another game I would like tips for: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. played Human Revolution through twice.

Using the map is hugely important because the entire city is a rat's nest. The levels aren't as well designed as the previous one's, so don't feel bad if you have to break with your stealth run and just gun dudes down.

There aren't really any locked off areas once you are in a zone, so if you want to rob the bank immediately you can at least try it.

Also always get on the train car for non augmented people because it's funny.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Any advice for Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 for someone who played a lot of the original?

Lucinice posted:

Hey what do I need to know about Shogun 2 Total War? It's my first Total War game so I am completely unprepared.

Kind of broad for a grand strategy game, mostly take your time and learn how to control your economy so you don't break your game

More expensive units are much stronger but also have fewer men in the units and cost way more.

Being too aggressive will make everyone on the island flip on you and turbofuck your armies, make sure you don't challenge too much without proper stacks.

Never autoresolve battles unless it's an absolutely sure thing.

Other than that I would highly recommended watching some videos on how the combat works. It's not hard, there are just a lot of small things that can add up to you winning battles that you would have been decimated by. Small things up front:

don't wear your guys out by running everywhere, it's a huge hit to their combat effectiveness

90% of the time you won't actually kill an enemy, you will just break their morale and make them run. Encircling a unit until it breaks is far better than face tanking them until they lose enough men to run.

Swords beat Spears, spears beat cavalry. Generally all the massed infantry will have spears while samurai have swords, unlike others where it's more mixed.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Cheers, sounds pretty straightforward. Although my dreams of an entirely bean-based restaurant are totally dashed, thanks for that.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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UltraShame posted:

Any advice for Alien: Isolation? I picked it up with Styx - Master of Shadows recently. The stealth in Styx makes sense to me and I can have fun fumbling my way through it, but Alien: Isolation is an exercise in frustration. Even trying to move as slowly and quietly as I can, I wind up getting humped into a corner by 3-4 androids, and this is with trying to use the craftables like smoke bombs and noisemakers.

While I'm here, any tips for Styx: Master of Shadows? Neither of these games have a wiki entry.

How do we not have a page for this on the wiki

> The Alien is programmed to seek you out if you hide in one spot for too long. Even if you are totally invisible to its patrol area it will find you eventually. You want to be hiding only long enough to lose the Alien, then move on. IIRC this is made even worse by crouching? Try to just walk everywhere.

> Save points have to recharge between each use, so don't be overzealous with your saving.

> Unless you are in a very cramped area it's perfectly okay to just sprint past androids.

> In grand horror tradition, Medical is the worst part of the game. Don't be afraid to pop a lot of items while going through it.

(Spoiler for later game mechanics)
> The flamethrower allows you to scare off the Alien and become more aggressive, but over time the Alien will become more immune to it. If you blast the Alien and it still swipes you then you successfully hurt the Alien, it just isn't as affected by it anymore. You cannot kill it outright.

CuddleCryptid fucked around with this message at 16:40 on Dec 8, 2017

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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The other big change is that you no longer have to pay to translate the triforce charts, so don't worry about having to bankroll Tingle's summer home.

OptimusShr posted:

And wile I am at it a reminder: If you add 10% to the bid when you do it you will stun everyone in the room for a time. It's best to do this when the auctioneer mentions that there is only five seconds left.

"Ten rupees!"

"Eleven rupees "

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Mayor McCheese posted:

The wiki page for RimWorld ( http://www.beforeiplay.com/index.php?title=RimWorld ) is a bit bloated and the game has been updated quite a bit if anyone wants to comb through it.

Outside of the research upgrades, does anyone have any tips to what you should probably prioritize first when researching?

A lot of that still is true, but want to especially point out the idea of keeping the total value of your fort down as much as you can. The size and quality of raiding parties is largely based on the raw value of the objects and structures that you have in your fort, and turrets are expensive as poo poo. Throw a bunch of turrets up and you will be fighting against chainguns and rocket launchers really quickly.

The best early game defense is to build a box where every other square is a wall. So wall-empty space-wall-empty space. If you position your dude behind one of those wall chunks he will use it for cover when shooting, lending huge bonuses for defense with barely any increase in value.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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LawfulWaffle posted:

I use the wiki pretty often and just want to say that I really appreciate it as a resource and am happy that it's a branch off of this website.

In read it just for fun sometimes tbh. I like seeing what people consider key things in my favorite games.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Twitch posted:

I'm about 6 hours into my first game, so I think I have most of the basics down, but is there anything I may have missed for Surviving Mars?

Not sure where you stand so I'll just put some general tips down

- You can mine metal with the transport rover, which is the easiest way to get metal at the start.
- Buildings inside domes are not shared between domes, ie if you have a casino in one it will not be used by people in the other. This is supposedly being changed in an upcoming patch.
- However, external buildings can be shared by domes as long as it is within the range of both of them.
- Structures can function outside of drones range, they will just not be maintained.
- The easiest way to transfer drones between hubs is to break them down with the menu in one and build them again with the other. This is free and instantaneous.
- The easiest way to move specialists is to ban them from all other domes with the dome's preference menu. Give them a thumbs down to ban.
- Colonists will produce babies like crazy until there are too many homeless people in the dome.
- There is no reason to have unspecialized colonists. There are buildings where being specialized is a detriment, but they are things like the grocers where it doesn't matter. Send everyone to college.
- Water is the least sustainable resource above all else. Save it where you can, because once its gone it's gone. The small water producers help, but you need a lot spread over a large space to help even one dome.

VVV if you want to pound through research then a Europe start is the way to go. You get cash for completed research, so you can outsource your research and make almost all it back in the research bonus cash.

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CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Bedurndurn posted:

Just for clarity:

- You can collect surface metal (shiny rocks) with the transport rover.

I'm just worried about telling newbies they can mine with the transport rover. Don't want anybody to get stuck trying to figure out how to collect the underground metal deposits you use the metal miner buildings on.

Truth, thanks for the clarification

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Zaodai posted:

Blunt force trauma to the head is generally not a good thing even if it ends up not being wholly lethal.

Still, it's a strange break from most games. Hand to hand is generally non lethal unless there is a knife involve.

Which is funny because then you get things like Metal Gear Solid where smashing someone face-first into the ground with your super power arm knocks them out for thirty seconds before they get back up again, unharmes.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Catellite posted:

I didn't see it on the wiki, so anyone got any tips for Sir, you are being Hunted? I feel kind of lost with it.

One thing that turned me around a lot is the map system. The maps are entirely disconnected from each other except by the transport boats, so you want to pick one area totally clean before going to the next because there is no reason not to.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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texting my ex posted:

I bought Dead Space 1 and 2 for PS3. They come with all the DLC, which means all weapons DLC. In the first game, in the ingame "store" I see lots of different types of guns with names like "scorpion" and stuff that cost 0 credits. I assume, if I want a "balanced" first run, I shouldn't touch those?

Correct. I don't believe that they do any more damage than the base ones in DS1/2, but getting free stuff in a survival horror game is usually unbalancing.

I would recommend that you don't even "buy" those items. The game heavily favors dropping ammo for guns that you currently own, so if you have a bunch in your bank you are going to get a bunch of stuff you can't/won't use.

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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A lot of people have been talking about it, but are there any special tips for Into The Breach?

CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Danger - Octopus! posted:

Also if you get bored of stealth or certain weapon types, just change things up for a while. You can absolutely load out with a pistol that fires grenades, an assault rifle with an underslung grenade launcher, a rocket launcher and some hand grenades then go into a mission and blow up everyone and everything.

Adding on, you can still get S ranks while killing everyone you see. As long as you are fast and don't take a lot of damage you will clear the score hurdle pretty well

One particular mission can be easily S ranked by hovering the chopper over a base, lighting it up with the minigun, and then leaving without even getting out.

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CuddleCryptid
Jan 11, 2013

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Zaodai posted:

Really? I stopped after a few shots when you get the call that says uh, yeah, that's not going to work you have to think bigger.

It works, but you have to do it a LOT

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