Problem Machine

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  1. I never even saw her in my game, since I healed the darksign very early with no idea of its significance. This may even be a prerequisite for her invading in the DLC for all I know. She invades on the ice flat at the bottom of the roots, just in the other direction of the champion grave tender boss fight, and kicks down the ladder I wouldn't otherwise have noticed. I recorded my run through the DLC, and just reviewed to make sure I wasn't misremembering, but no that's definitely Yuria and definitely Lucatiel's set, albeit using the Exile Greatsword rather than the Hollowslayer Greatsword
  2. I'd agree about it being mostly a symbolic thing if it wasn't for that invasion. That's just such a curious and interesting choice it's hard not to read into it. Maybe the second DLC will shed more light.
  3. There's something interesting going on regarding Lucatiel in DS3 that I don't understand yet. Does anyone know if there's a lore video on this? What I mean is: a| We find her armor set near the Rotted Greatwood. b| We can transpose the Rotted Greatwood soul to get her sword, which has gained hollow-killing properties. What is the significance of this soul being used? c| (minor DLC spoiler) In the DLC, I was invaded by Yuria of Londor wearing Lucatiel's set. It's definitely suggestive that the character most associated with hollowing in DS3 would wear Lucatiel's set, but I can't see what it suggests exactly Really feels like they're going somewhere with this, but I can't see what it's meant to signify just yet. But, then, that's Dark Souls.
  4. If he goes back to a more moderate build, I now know first-hand just how badly drakeblood sword + dark resin destroys blue smelter... though he'd have to get souls to make that happen, since someone told him to crunch every single portable soul he has ever had. Drakeblood sword is really just an incredible weapon. Too bad it's terrible in DS3.
  5. Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    ALSO A huge fan-mod of Rebirth came out just a week or so ago. It's still in development to some degree, but they've done some really impressive stuff with the game from what I've seen so far. This is essentially an Afterbirth-sized expansion, but made by fans instead of the devs. I intend to check it out more, and may try streaming it some over the next week or two. Check it out:
  6. PC Hotseat games

    More than any other pure co-op game I've seen that one really seems like it could lead to acrimony, in a way that can either be hilarious or tragic depending on the particular people involved.
  7. I'm mostly caught up now and like... I love Nick, but damned if watching him play Dark Souls doesn't sometimes feel like taking your friend to your favorite Chinese restaurant, watching them order the cheeseburger, then say "eh you can get a better one at In-N-Out".
  8. PC Hotseat games

    I would uh... make sure you have pretty good communication skills before playing Overcooked though.
  9. Idle Streaming Community: Twitchy, Tasty

    Okeedokee. For the past 5 or 6 people I haven't really had a strong idea what to put for stream content or schedule info under the channel link, so if anyone has any preference what should go there just let me know and I'll edit it in. Also if someone happens to know a way to do this that simultaneously doesn't require constant maintenance from me and isn't especially vulnerable to vandalism, do let me know. So I've been thinking about scheduling, and I know that stable schedule is supposed to be one of the keys to a successful channel, but -- do you think people might be into the idea of a channel that could stream at literally any time on the clock? Because with my sleep issues that's the most likely form any kind of regular streaming would take, and I'm wondering if I could turn those lemons into lemonade. Or maybe I'll take another run at scheduling myself, I was just curious how people would react to a channel that said "streaming schedule: ?????????????"
  10. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    Delilah does say something about it being impossible to listen in without tapping the radio IIRC. Of course since Ned lives there all the time, not just during the Summer, he can make whatever preparations he needs to.
  11. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    Ahh okay -- it supports his hoax so effectively at first that I assumed it must be intentional that you found it, but reflecting back on what it actually leads to it makes sense that it wasn't. So presumably he has a similar device somewhere himself and he had a tracker with the backpack so he could reliably recover it then.
  12. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    Yeah I missed both those things as well, though I inferred the animal tracking through being fairly confident there would be a relatively mundane explanation -- though I was notably worried about getting mauled by a bear following those signals. The only scenario I can think of right now that makes sense for the backpack is if Ned got that backpack at the research site, took a cursory look inside and found supplies, did NOT notice a tracking device that was also in there, and set it up as a supply cache without considering the possibility it would be found. The key fob attached to the backpack was thus either the original, which he attached to a supply cache so if someone found his bunker they wouldn't get it, or a duplicate of the cave key provided to the researchers in case they needed to get in there for some reason. Also, regarding what someone said earlier about how Ned could have set up any hoax, so why choose a conspiracy theory; I think it's also noteworthy that basically all his reading material for the past decade or whatever has been the random books left around the cabins and supply caches, most of which have been conspiracy thrillers. I don't think it's too big a leap to say that would probably shape the way he, ah, acts out.
  13. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    Arise, thread, arise! Played through this last night, and mostly liked it but am having a hard time really making it cohere in my mind. I just don't understand the character of Ned, and even after watching the spoiler cast and reading this entire thread (which really took me about as long as playing the game, both together) haven't really resolved that for me. I get that you take a guy who was a bit kooky, add tragedy and guilt, and you get a total creepy weirdo, but I'm having a real hard time resolving the keys and backpack. Either he wants you to find those keys or he doesn't -- I'm having a hard time understanding either why he wants you to find the keys or why, if not, he doesn't hide them somewhere a lot harder to find, particularly someplace that isn't packed with a tracking device. I had inferred at first that he felt guilty and finally wanted the body to be discovered so he could move on, but then I guess there was paperwork in his room that suggested he was unpleasantly surprised? I just can't resolve all this. I also think it's crazy that people actually got mad about this. Fuckin gamers.
  14. Idle Streaming Community: Twitchy, Tasty

    Added, followed. Also autohosted everyone who's in the first topic. Hopefully once we get enough people into this we can get 24-hour thumbsnetwork streaming. It's great to see this topic gaining traction after being dormant for a few months.
  15. Idle Streaming Community: Twitchy, Tasty

    added, followed
  16. Idle Thumbs Streams

    Hey any info on how Nick got Diablo running? I'm kind of itching to replay it now
  17. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    I liked the sassy robot
  18. Yeah Smelter Demon is tough but is very much a Dark Souls-ass Dark Souls fight. If you're on your game, it's possible to read his moves very effectively. Because I knew the fight so well, I first-tried the blue smelter when I encountered it.
  19. Idle Streaming Community: Twitchy, Tasty

    Oops, sorry I didn't add you right away -- for some reason I thought I already had. Anyway, added to first post and followed!
  20. Idle Streaming Community: Twitchy, Tasty

    My early test streams were along those lines and worked okay, but it depends on the laptop and the wifi, as well as the choice of game to stream.
  21. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    I liked the sassy robot. To sum up all of my previous points: It was alright. Not the best or the worst star war. Maybe like 5>4>7>R1>2>6>1. I haven't seen 3.
  22. Idle Streaming Community: Twitchy, Tasty

    Followed and added to first post!
  23. This is basically exactly how I beat him with ALMIGHTY SAGAT, though I inverted the wardrobe requirement. I'm still catching up on the streams though, just watched him beat Velstadt last night. 'though' makes it sound like you don't think that would be exactly what's so awesome about it Getting caught up now:
  24. Idle Thumbs Streams

    Disagreeeeee, but it's still real good. Everyone talks about the Tristram theme, and justly so, but I think the Catacombs theme is the secret best track in Diablo, it's so creepycool. I'm way behind on streams atm because of holidays, but look forward to catching up