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Inferior
Oct 19, 2012



Fabricated posted:

Reading between the lines looking at the environmental storytelling it looks like DC-62 promotes rapid plant growth after it goes inert or something because that's apparently why DC looks like Ferngully in places after barely over half a year of no maintenance.
DCís built on a swamp though, so the rapid plant growth is accurate.

drkeiscool posted:

like, what is actually going on???
State of the nation- thereís logs in Div2 that suggest that Congress and the rest of the US government successfully evacuated DC before poo poo got too bad, but they donít seem to be giving orders to anyone. I think ISAC is basically running the Division at the point.

Thereís a set of audio logs called Langley Reports you can find that say whatís happening in the rest of the world- Japan kept out the virus by locking down completely but is now running out of food, EU healthcare infrastructure is still operating, Russiaís quarantine failed due to criminals bribing their way past checkpoints etc. The general message is that not everywhere has gone full post-apoc like the US.

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Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002

Don't fuckle with Shuckle(s)

Like that other Shuckle, but far different.


Fabricated posted:

Reading between the lines looking at the environmental storytelling it looks like DC-62 promotes rapid plant growth after it goes inert or something because that's apparently why DC looks like Ferngully in places after barely over half a year of no maintenance.

No that's actually 100% legit. Without any maintenance cities would very loving quickly deteriorate and get taken over by plant life. Especially coastal cities or any area where active pumping is required to prevent flooding. It's why the roads along the coast in the NY are all turbo hosed with sinkholes and worse

Morter
Jul 1, 2006


Seashells by the
Seashorpheus


The world is healing

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



Inferior posted:

DCís built on a swamp though, so the rapid plant growth is accurate.

State of the nation- thereís logs in Div2 that suggest that Congress and the rest of the US government successfully evacuated DC before poo poo got too bad, but they donít seem to be giving orders to anyone. I think ISAC is basically running the Division at the point.

Thereís a set of audio logs called Langley Reports you can find that say whatís happening in the rest of the world- Japan kept out the virus by locking down completely but is now running out of food, EU healthcare infrastructure is still operating, Russiaís quarantine failed due to criminals bribing their way past checkpoints etc. The general message is that not everywhere has gone full post-apoc like the US.

I think we all know the problem, not enough neighbors with guns.

UnknownMercenary
Oct 31, 2011

I LIKE IT
WAY WAY TOO LOUD



The only way to stop a bad neighbour with a gun is a good neighbour with a gun.

moist turtleneck
Jul 17, 2003

Represent.





Dinosaur Gum

Do you own a weedeater? Does your neighbor?

SmallpoxJenkins
Jul 9, 2012




My texas based uncle was talking about Dark Winter like 2 days ago, so now I should either make him play div 1, or explain the plot to him and see how that goes.

A Buffer Gay Dude
Oct 25, 2020



Part of the missions in div2 involve you reestablishing the SHD network there so itís not like things just went fine for months with no maintenance

SmallpoxJenkins
Jul 9, 2012




Taking bets on who the next new secret evil faction is that airdrops into DC/NYC to....do something convoluted for some reason

A Buffer Gay Dude
Oct 25, 2020



Last Woman Battalion

BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

Go full Tom Clancy and have DC invaded by the Chinese/EU/whatever.

moist turtleneck
Jul 17, 2003

Represent.





Dinosaur Gum

Lee Carver and a bunch of actual hillbillies forcing the division into socialism

On a side note it's kinda weird that the division killed the poo poo out of everyone at that stadium when they seemed to have a pretty nice gardening setup in the bleachers

RIP those peaceful horticulturalists that got hired by the wrong faction

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



BexGu posted:

Go full Tom Clancy and have DC invaded by the Chinese/EU/whatever.

Black Tusk already got hired by Russian oligarchs so if that holds for the sequel weíre already at pre-9/11 Clancy.

SmallpoxJenkins
Jul 9, 2012




Where's my Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. crossover event?

life_source
May 11, 2008

Destroy everything?

Sounds fun.
Let's start.


moist turtleneck posted:

Lee Carver and a bunch of actual hillbillies forcing the division into socialism

On a side note it's kinda weird that the division killed the poo poo out of everyone at that stadium when they seemed to have a pretty nice gardening setup in the bleachers

RIP those peaceful horticulturalists that got hired by the wrong faction

No, those were drugs you see. Dangerous marijuana and such. Burn it all to the ground.

Ygolonac
Nov 26, 2007

pre:
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CLUTCH  NIXON
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The Hero We Need


Remember that DC is actually a reclaimed swamp, and yellow fever (spread by your swamp pigeons mosquitos) was a recurring cause of death for a hell of a long time.

Edit - efb for District of Swamplumbia

Ygolonac fucked around with this message at 20:22 on Feb 18, 2021

Wamdoodle
May 15, 2007

Yes, it is what it looks like!



Grimey Drawer

SmallpoxJenkins posted:

Where's my Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. crossover event?

goddamn I had forgotten about that game

BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

So wait, just finished the Faye Lau manhunt and only have 18 out of 20 comms. Do I have to run Camp Whiteoak again to get the last two?

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



BexGu posted:

So wait, just finished the Faye Lau manhunt and only have 18 out of 20 comms. Do I have to run Camp Whiteoak again to get the last two?

That's how its been done for all the seasons yeah. It's strange.

drkeiscool
Aug 1, 2014


Soiled Meat

Kibayasu posted:

Black Tusk already got hired by Russian oligarchs so if that holds for the sequel weíre already at pre-9/11 Clancy.

Russians and a PMC that I assume is run by an American agent gone rogue? That would be a Tom Clancy bingo.

Anyways, I guess some of the stuff I complained about actually is addressed so Iím just nitpicking. I guess I just didnít pay close enough attention or something...

Morter
Jul 1, 2006


Seashells by the
Seashorpheus


life_source posted:

Dangerous marijuana and such. Burn it all to the ground.

I love Far Cry

Guillermus
Dec 28, 2009




Morter posted:

I love Far Cry

Far Cry 3 vibes burning fields.

moist turtleneck
Jul 17, 2003

Represent.





Dinosaur Gum

Wanna bun dem was such a fun surprise in that game and I remember dying on purpose so I could burn more

Roman
Aug 8, 2002



It's rare that these companies ever provide any kind of numbers about player count. If there really were 1.3 million players playing the R6 tie-in event on Ghost Recon Breakpoint, I guess I can see why Ubisoft keeps supporting their "dead" games.

If the upcoming new TD2 content is all Ubi franchise tie-ins and promotions for other games, I'll take it

https://twitter.com/GhostRecon/status/1362814154877329415

A Buffer Gay Dude
Oct 25, 2020






Yahtzee

Ygolonac
Nov 26, 2007

pre:
*************
CLUTCH  NIXON
*************

The Hero We Need


Kibayasu posted:

That's how its been done for all the seasons yeah. It's strange.

Yup, second run I found the Langley reports, and Faye apparently dropped her last whiny "apology" tape.

In screwing-around news, I followed Patrick Wolf's video to build a less-than-optimized pistol build (Liberty/Memento/Chainkiller/Punch Drunk/Fox's/couple other things/Crusader/fixin' hive/Technician), and ran a couple challenging missions, rando world encounters, and a CP. Amusing, even though I'm still not twitch enough to speedrun that way. Although now I want a Regulus for headsplosions...

Guillermus
Dec 28, 2009




Regulus is a fun weapon for solo (and handles better than Liberty) but falls short in groups.

If you want to make a build for it I'd go with at least one providence piece and punch drunk to maximise HSD (and hide behind at least a tier 2 bulwark to not get shredded when trying to kill stuff).

Ygolonac
Nov 26, 2007

pre:
*************
CLUTCH  NIXON
*************

The Hero We Need


Guillermus posted:

Regulus is a fun weapon for solo (and handles better than Liberty) but falls short in groups.

If you want to make a build for it I'd go with at least one providence piece and punch drunk to maximise HSD (and hide behind at least a tier 2 bulwark to not get shredded when trying to kill stuff).

Maybe it was a Bulwark, whatever the Chonkus Maximus shield is.

Only problem with some of these gimmick builds is running around and HELLO QUADCOPTER because I wasn't checking the map and sometimes that sound doesn't pop until it's right on top of me.

UnknownMercenary
Oct 31, 2011

I LIKE IT
WAY WAY TOO LOUD



The Quadcopter just sucks in general outside of the mission areas that are designed for you to fight it. It's entirely possible it just materialized out of thin air on top of you in the open world; unlike all the foot patrols/activities it doesn't really have dedicated spawn points.

Guillermus
Dec 28, 2009




Check your map and see if the Quadcopter has a route. But yeah, it can sometimes spawn out of thin air and if you don't have an area to cheese it, it's an awful fight.

Ygolonac posted:

Maybe it was a Bulwark, whatever the Chonkus Maximus shield is.

Only problem with some of these gimmick builds is running around and HELLO QUADCOPTER because I wasn't checking the map and sometimes that sound doesn't pop until it's right on top of me.

Tried the whole "regulus chainkiller" gimmick build and is fun to hit a 35 million headshot but is no good against big armored targets (it'll pop their helmet in a single shot tho) or minitanks/dogs. I ended swapping back a sacrifice chest in so I could just do big damage without having to rely always on headshots.

Blind Duke
Nov 8, 2013


Keep in mind all the beached boats around the tidal basin and west mall. DC was inundated by a super storm which the city never recovered from. A surprise it looks as intact as it is.

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.



Some supposed leaks about Year 3 content made the rounds today. It's almost certainly bullshit, but here it is: Level cap raised to 50. New city. Survival mode type thing. A level cap increase is possible, but i doubt the other stuff just because of the amount of work they'd have to put into it.

I don't think the 'new content' will be anything really substantive because there's no time for that if it's supposed to be out this year. Given the timing of things, it's likely they were just told to make more poo poo a couple weeks ago.

Jose Oquendo fucked around with this message at 20:09 on Feb 22, 2021

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002

Don't fuckle with Shuckle(s)

Like that other Shuckle, but far different.


Still thinking about how Diablo 4 is copying this game by adding an open world with dark zones.

A Buffer Gay Dude
Oct 25, 2020



Level 50 would be very very bad imho

SpaceCadetBob
Dec 27, 2012


A Buffer Gay Dude posted:

Level 50 would be very very bad imho

Yeah, I really dont see this happening and it would probably just get me to drop the game. I have no desire to lose the value of my optimized gear.

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002

Don't fuckle with Shuckle(s)

Like that other Shuckle, but far different.


Just as a I finish the recalibration library....

A Buffer Gay Dude
Oct 25, 2020



Just bring back big New York dark zone and survival

UnknownMercenary
Oct 31, 2011

I LIKE IT
WAY WAY TOO LOUD



Jose Oquendo posted:

Some supposed leaks about Year 3 content made the rounds today. It's almost certainly bullshit, but here it is: Level cap raised to 50. New city. Survival mode type thing. A level cap increase is possible, but i doubt the other stuff just because of the amount of work they'd have to put into it.

I don't think the 'new content' will be anything really substantive because there's no time for that if it's supposed to be out this year. Given the timing of things, it's likely they were just told to make more poo poo a couple weeks ago.

It's 100% bullshit. The devs had no idea they were doing year 3 until it was basically announced from up high by Ubisoft. Massive is splitting resources among two other projects, and the "leak" claims this will be an even bigger DLC than Warlords (which had full resources devoted to it) while also including a bunch of poo poo that has been denied over and over for 2 years.

Keep in mind previous leaks that turned out to be true had actual substance behind 'em. Warlords was leaked because some social media manager put up trailers early by mistake, and googling the name pulled up store/achievement pages for the console versions. The seasons stuff was all leaked when it was accidentally included in PTS files and was all but confirmed by the developers themselves in response.

UnknownMercenary fucked around with this message at 21:31 on Feb 22, 2021

moist turtleneck
Jul 17, 2003

Represent.





Dinosaur Gum

Make the next map Las Vegas

We need you to take the data down to the next block, which is a kilometer way, agent

Projects where you have to go into the tunnels between casinos to get socks at the sock emporium

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moist turtleneck
Jul 17, 2003

Represent.





Dinosaur Gum

Match each casino/resort with the factions

Outcasts get the luxor

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