I heard suvarium was supposed to be shit, never checked it out myself though.
I've been eyeing off Escape From Tarkov, I've heard good things, but I'm gonna wait till it gets out of beta.
If you like the free roam stalker experience, grab Call of Chernobyl. It's stand alone and has a fucking ton of content. Highly recommend. Everything you need for it is over on Moddb just patch it up to 1.4.22 and whack on addons till the fucking thing breaks on you.
The Croatian one is a war song from the Yugoslav wars, wich doesn't really sit well with us Yugos, we hate the war and what it brought, so many just don't want to hear of it, wich includes me. Balkaneers listen to good music to have good time with, and we want to have peace and a good time on our beutifull peninsula.
Heres a moe appropriate song, altough i don't know where it's from. here
@Spaz, I don't really do much dicking around with play speeds, so there isn't a whole lot I can add to this. I gave that one a listen at 1.5 speed, sounds like something that'd fit in a deus ex game. Which is a very good thing.
nice tunes fellas, and hey Walldo, good to have another contributer
had this song stuck in my head all weekend, made cleaning the house from top to bottom kinda bearable. ( fuck me I hate rent inspections)
you know it's OP but you can't help but troll other players with it lol XD
Unless you are against a turtle that just spams AA and Turrets, especially if it's a scrin player, we all know if you gib a scrin player enough time it's GG. Luckily you can just pull a superweapon on them defences then send in the vertigos. But if you're GDI Spam Firestorms and if you are also a scrin player, devestator warships will solve your problems.
Vertigo spam reminds me of a tactic in Red Alert 3 for the Empire of the Rising sun. They have this unit called the "Striker VX" and this thing...wow this thing. In Red Alert 3 they gave each unit a ability (like changing weapons, increased fire rates, changing roles, that kind of thing) So the VX has the ability to change into a helicopter in the air while on ground it works as a strokn anti air. Now for the tactic, it's called "Striker Rush" (or atleast that's how i call it) and has players build as many of these ASAP, and before yourr oponnent has finished building defences and his base is still young and weak they rush with the VXes and either cripple or destroy the base.
Again, Guilty Pleasure
Now imma ask you.. what is the scariest unit you can see comming towards your base should it be undefended?
Per universe ofcourse
(Also quickie. In Red Alert in one of the Empire missions you invade Los Anfgeles and can destroy EA's HQ. One of your units even says "Their ill begotten products shall take the shelves no more!" XD)
Self burn! nice. And people say EA doesn't have a sense of humour.
I'd say the scariest thing in any CnC game is being rushed before you've managed to build any defenses, but if I have to make it specific, I'd say Kirovs in RA if you don't have any AA units or you're base power's down. Hearing that "Kirov reporting" when you've just been nuked is fucking terrifying.
In the tiberium series any of the Kane's Wrath super units or the scrin airforce rocking up. Or Avatars. Or when some arsehole parks a jugganaught or three outside your base when you're already being swamped.
Imma say the same but change the Overlord tank to Emperor tank. *shudders*
But anyways, favorite and least favorite mission per faction?
Fav: THe final mission of C&C3 EARTH GO HARD!!!
Least fav: any of the oes in C&C4
Fav: Rio insurrection of Kane's Wrath, more of a thematic preference here, it's just the fact that Kane je back, you are final loyal commander and now you will let the world know KANE LIVES!!!
Least fav: Again any of the ones in C&C4, why the heck would we be in bed with GDI!?
Fav: The mission in Ra2 were you have to destroy the soviet nukes near the allies european borders, that was soooooooo intense!, felt like freaking James Bond!.
Least fav: The Hawaii mission of Ra2, i'm no fan of Soviet Nuke r@pe, the trick is to get them early buuuuut...heheh easier said than done.
Fav: Paris mission of Ra2, turning the eiffell tower into the stronkest tesla coil ever?, freaking cooooooool bre!
Least fav: Fox and the hound, dang...murican presidents are a pain to capture.
Fav: Mission 2 of Zero Hour, Aircraft Carrier stronk!, Navy ftw!
Least fav: *sigh* that freaking nightmare known as mission four of Zero Hour. you know the one were like your monies come rom vulnerable and booby trapped oil rigs?, and swarms of GLA zerg rush you? yeah that.
Fav: Mission 3 of Zero hour, Special delivery for the bottom of the ocean, i think you ordered an aircraft carrier? XD
Least fav: second mission of zero hour, Betrayal!!!!.
Fav: final Mission, CHINA STRONK!, REMOB GLA!
least fav: hong kong mission, nice cinematic but the rest of the mission is not that interesting.
Fav: Probably fox and the hound funnily enough. It was tough but it was a unique challenge. (that might be the rose tinted glasses talking there)
Least Fav: Yuri's betrayal in RA2. Prick of a mission.
Fav: Destroying the Chemical Weapons plant
Least: That mission just after it in the city. I remember getting swamped a lot.
Fav: Defending the retreating army. Did someone order comanche rape?
Least: the mission where the UN guy gets assassinated.
Fav: Last mission of Generals
Least: Taking those fucking WMD bunkers.
Fav: Defense of Sydney. Pfft. Do the yanks seriously think we all live on the edge of a desert? I mean we do, but it's not right next to Sydney for fuck's sake. apart from that, it's always fun watching the eastern states get shat on.
Least: Taking down Kilian
(I don't think I finished the other two so I can't really comment.)
I get the feeling they had an absolute hoot recording these. Thrax in particular. For some reason while I was listening to Ironside's qoutes I could swear I heard America Fuck Yeah playing in background. If he was any more yank pride, the raptors would all be replaced with gun toting bald eagles.
Red Alert series: United Commonwealth. Brits decide they want another crack at the empire thing, so They get us Aussies, the Kiwis, the Indians and Canadians (and all the rest of the countries I can't be bothered listing/can't remember) and get the band back together.
Generals: Some kind of global PMC I reckon. Think Belltower from Deus Ex: HR or pretty much any cyberpunk PMC really. You know the drill, shitloads of weapons and tech but absolutely no morals. Good PR department needed.
Tib series: Mutant Uprising would work pretty well I reckon.
east/west europe would be pretty neat. Wasn't the European Union supposed to be in Generals 2?
Anyhow, None of them would be nice places to live. I don't reckon anyway. Buut for the sake of argument, I'd say tib universe. So I could join Nod. What I'd like to be is a vertigo pilot, what I'd end up being is one of ya typical militia blokes. expendable as all fuck, but hey. They gave me a nice grey hoody.
Fuck yeah, that would be sick. I would love to take an apocalypse tank for a spin. Speaking of RA2, splinter cell? Either Tanya or Boris stealthing their way through enemy bases knocking off commanders and stealing intel. I reckon it could have potential.
I haven't had a chance to play onslaught yet, so I can't really give you an anwser. I did pick up a copy of UT'04 the other day though, so I'll have to get back to you on that one. The '04 shock rifle is an absolute hoot to use. I can tell ya that much.
Party time fo' sure. Take a swig of cossacks and load up the AKs, the zone's coming back with a vengeance, and I. Am. Fucking. Keen! My all time favourite series is getting continued, I never thought I'd see the day... I'm not even mad about having to wait three years, as long as I get a masterpiece out the other end.
I'll just have to keep cracking on with the call of chernobyl mod til then, I've been playing it for legit months now and It hasn't got old yet.
Huh. I'm kinda touched, I didn't think anyone would waste a perfectly good army on WA
Nah, one of the telecoms companies bought the rights to air the world cup. So unless I want to get Optus Live or whatever the fuck they call it. (which I don't by the way) Only Australia games are being televised.
He'll get a major suspension for that, he sent the other poor bastard to hospital with brain bleeding (thankfully looks like he'll make a full recovery) Made worse by the fact Cameron's pulled shit like this before.
About the same as the AFL most of the time. I'm starting to think it's one of life's constants. Death, taxes and the umpires in your favourite sport being shitcunts. (especially when your team's losing)
That's an interesting one mate. I do love me some sci-fi and earth go hard, but I reckon human space-age civilisation would be pretty fucked. not quite 40k deliberately over-the-top, catholic space nazis meets Judge Dredd fucked, but still not great.
probably more along the lines of the colonies all think earthers are stuck up pricks and earth people think colonists are backward yokels. probably a fair bit of piracy and corporate warfare going on, massively corrupt politicians and mega-corps secretly running the show, think something along the lines of Deus Ex or Bladerunner in space.
Buuuut, when some aliens try and start shit we'd fuck 'em up because we're good at putting aside our differences to kill bigger threats and are good at total war and mass mobilisation. And with humanity's history of being good at murder I reckon we'd be pretty popular as mercs around the galaxy.
Backstory: In an alternate timeline, Humans Discover Psionics/Mind powers, however in doing so a voice calls out to thme
"At long last, you can hear me my children"
It was none other than the Earth Herself, the planet Humanity called home was more than just a "rock" or "planet" she was alive. And after some time communicating with the Earth, Humans around the globe started to understand their hmoeworld and it's inhabitants, the Earth was all their mother, and the other species of earth were Humanity's brethern, it's Family.
A feeling of Guilt took root in the hearts of the Humans who had treated it's family so badly, but the earth forgave them, and said that Humanity could atone if they Reunited with their brethren. And that they did, they would listen to Earth's teachings and in return repair and make the flame of life on Earth flourish, through the many technological advancements Earth would Help Humanity Achieve, they managed to bring back extinct animals (Sabertooths, Mammoths etc.), Cure disease and bring forth a Golden age prosperity for Earth and her children.
Humanity's culture would revert back to a stone age culture, but Humanity would keep it's technologies. (Basicallly high tech cavemen) human society would be Led by a Chieftan, and use Eco friendly tech.
Eventually they would reach the stars, and journey into outer space, However Earth would warn Humanity about trusting the Alien, for an Alien race was responsible for the Extinction of the dinosaurs. They wiped them out in an attempt to colonise the Earth, but in doing so Earth retaliated with fury, and wiped out the invasion force with her Natural disasters and brutal plagues... however the damage had been done, and many of her children were wiped out.
Angered by this, Humanity armed itself, and prepared for a great hunt of vengeance, to avenge their fallen brethren. In the end, the Alien race responsible for attacking Earth was found, they had abandoned their ways of war and moved to a peacefull lifestyle, when the first human scouts found them, they attempted to greet them and make friendly relations... what they got instead was an enraged Human warmachine, hungry for blood, hungry for vengeance, and with the bulk of their millitary having been disbanded, the Alien race was helpless, and in the end they were sent into extinction, and their worlds turned into barreen wastelands devoid of life, their only reminder of their now extinct life being the ruins of the once flourishing cities they harbored.
Afterwards many other stellar species would go extinct as a result of "overhunting" by humans.
After the "Age of Great Hunts" Humanity would return it's warriors/Hunters back to Sol, back to Earth, were they belonged.. However one Day an alien scout appeared near Sol, it was wiped out but it showed that Alien life was still out there, wich meant Humanity and it's Earthly family was once again threatened and a new age of Great Hunts had begun, this time they would wipe the Alien out for good.
Here are some theme songs i think would fit us well
Humanz in MGE are different than our world ones (us). I never heard of the ridiculous male/female energy recovery/absorption/bullshit in RL as they have in MGE, the M/F diference would be so noticable you could not miss it; in sports, on work and outdoor activities. There is more diferences that people blatantly disregard, but the fact is DE is not much of a threat out of its verse except for headcanon and such.
Also it all depend on the world the storyteller made, not borrow from existing fiction.
DE is overrated, yet on some forums is talked about as it is some boogeyman. At least I get few laughs out of it.
Now Aliens in most cases are as squishy as Humanz, but they have the technology on their side.
That or they have numbers and shock factor ala Dead Space.
Alienz are really overused, heck in my novel I went with the Roddenberry concept. Different cultures with diferent beliefs and whatnot and not all are evil to be evil, invade for teh lulz and such.
They were more advanced, had an older culture/civilization and better tech. They felt enslaving us was right as we Humans think when we push a species into extinction or when the more advanced 'explorers' wiped out the locals.
In mainstream media we mostly picture them as evil and us as righteous and just.
As games are concerned, we are the underdog mostly because gameplay. It would be boring to wreck from the get go, no?
Nonetheless, in our gameplay, more often than not we succeed in our quest and usually have a body count of dead Alienz of Over 9000.
I reckon the 'aww shit' moment when they realised that the earth was a sentient entity. That's got some solid story potential. though I gotta ask, how do they get to space with eco tech? and organize a war effort with tribe chiefs?
Well, they kept their tech eco friendly but focused on advancing scientifically with Earth gibing advice (Humans advancing in tech, Earth giving eco advice and so forth.)
With enough time ye, they git to spez, heck maybe some remnants of the Alien invasion force (that wiped out the dinos) remain deep underground, earth helped humans find it and we reverse engineered it :/
As for the war
think of it as hunting an animal
Humans coordinate battles like a great hunt. Enemy fleets are lured into ambushes then attacked from all sides. + they kept their history records of ww1 ww2 and all other major wars incase the tactics used in them will be needed on other planets.Humans relly alot on tactics and strategy to get an advantage in battle, and were pretty good at this sort of stuff. Off course we dont need to invade an alien planet when we can just EXTERMNATUS it from orbit :/.
Altough we may put peices of destroyed Alien space craft upp on an asteroid as Metal Bone trees or have our warriors wera the skulls of fallen Aliens as Trophies, take a pic, send it to Aliens with the description like "Humans coming for you", "You mess wit Earth?" "We make you Extinct har har!". Usually this is pretty dusturbing forr the Aliens, heck sometimes we can send infiltrators on their planets and have them spread mass panic on their worlds for a bit, then leave without a trace. The more paniced an Alien race is, the more likely it is going to make deadly mistakes on the battlefield. Heck Human (Space) Battleships have fog horns that sound like those primal horns you hear in our theme songs, thesse sound aren't just heard they are felt, hearing that loud frightening sound as it literally crawl down your spine as the massive warships shows itself before the puny Alienz can be a bit frightening no?. These scare tactics usually Horrify the sh*t out of Any opponent, some hostile ships can break off the engagement and leave behin d their race altoghether to live as galactic nomads, to them its a question of "Survival?, or Extinction?, take your pic"
Human generals are basically the leaders of the hunt, and use tactics from basically any era in human history depending on the battle :/.
Shit, I had no idea things were that bad over there mate. If it's grinding you down like that, a move sounds like it could be great for you. Best of luck brother.
I wish I could say our pollies are better, but most are incompetent, the rest of them are shysters and our prime minister is a greasy, lying, silver-spoon up his arse snake with a punchable face. So I guess some things never change.
The music scene is tops over here though. Here's a few of my Aussie favourites
Humans win through sheer bloody minded stubboness. No deus ex machinas, just earth armies, a fuckload of firepower and being willing to keep hitting the alien bastards no matter how many casualties we take. Like GDI's way of taking on the scrin in CnC3 (There's a good chance that the aliens would just glass the planet, but fuck it. go out swinging) you?
Krogans were pretty badass however, hate stupid Turains + Wrex je buddies with Shepard, so they can Into Friendski.
But if i had to put Humans in a stellar alliance i'd go with this plot.
Plot: same as my techno tribals, except Earth was never attacked by aliens and so Humanity doesn't know what to expect from the galaxy, one day however they encountered the Sibran Union, a race of Avian Birdlike beings. Technologically speaking they were quite advanced, militarilly speaking.. they were quite weak, compared to Humans atleast, so it was no wonder they decided to stay on the good side of humanity, so gave some technological insight to the Humans as a sign of goodwill. This technology helped Humanity advance as a species and improve the lifes of all children of the Earth, in their gratitude The Human Tribe declared the Sibran Union a friend of Earth and the Human Tribe.
However the moment for the relations between these two races was during the Sibran-Yuul war in wich a mighty stellar nation known as " the Yuul Federation" a race of Arachnid beings launched a full scale invasion of the Sibran union and quickly overwhelmed them and conquered the Sibran Union. the Sibran would be treated as mere livestock by the Yuul, and so Sibran resistance movements held all over their homeworld, their colonies had been wiped out.
However the Sibran resistance was loosing, with the numerical and military advantage the Yuul started stomping out the Sibran resistance, all seemed lost until...
Reports of a Yuul colony being attacked and loosing contact spread throughout the Yuul Federation and they their main fleet to investigate, after all this was a pretty big colony, and they can't turn a blind eye to it being attacked. when the Yuul main fleet arrived it was greeted by nothing but a molten barren rock that used to be the Yuul colony, however there were several small objects, lifepods from the fleet guarding the colony, ships from the Yuul main fleet brought the lifepods aboard several of their bigger ships. In them they found the brutalised bodies fo their crew, but also peculiar alien devices, when all of the lifepods came aboard a ship suddenly they detonated in immense explosions blowing upp the ships. The lifepods had been bobby trapped with Thermonuclear Warheads, And shortly after, The Human Tribe's Main fleet appeared, they had been using some kind of stealth technology (liek Nod) and Surrounded the Yuul fleet, in a state of dissaray and having been heavily weakened by the Human trap, it was completely wiped out, with no survivors.. the Humans had joined the war.
Shortly after the Human Tribe launched a full scale invasion Sibrus the Sibran Homewolrd, and liberated it together with the Sibran resistance, having lost a valuable colony, it's main fleet and the Sibran homeworld the Yuul Federation surrendered. Thu Humans would be forever remembered as the saviors of the Sibran people and they had now formed an unbreakable bond of friendship, the Sibran now shared the full extent of their technology with the Humans and consider the Human Tribe as their closest allies, as would the Humans
Shortly after they formed "the Stellar alliance" consisting of the Sibran and the Humans, two more races, a reptillian race with a strong galactic economy and a Mammalian species with strong diplomatic skills would join the allliance later on, and while the members all get along, it is clear that the Sibran and humans hold the best relations.
Humans = best race. Obviously. Because I'm human and I said so. Also Zaeed is human. And he said so.
Krogan = second best race. because if you can be driven to near extinction and everyone is still terrified of you, you're alright in my book. And their backstory is sick. And the other side only won through cheating. Also Wrex.
Geth = third best race. Mostly because Legion, the rest is 'cos they kick arse and take names.
Asari = Mmmm blue tits.
Quarians = Space gypsies. Tali's cool though.
Salarians = Mordin's a sick cunt. The rest are kind of shit.
Turians = Garrus is cool. their counciller is a dickhead.
hers my versio, it is written from the perspective of a MGE Bestiary writer or something like that.
Earthlings - extra dimensional visitors
One day a portal opened into our world, the only explanation the world's brightest minds have is calling this portal an "inter dimensional gateway"
Through this portal came humans...but of a different kind.
They are far more technologically advanced than any species in the world, and they could very easily conquer it if they so pleased, due to the fact that their technology permits them to build monstrosities of war never before seen. Chariots with cannons capable of destroying anything they hit (Tanks), Warships that can float underwater (Submarines) and the warships that float above water harbor an impenetrable hull, along with weapons capable of anhililating entire fleets, Warbibirds faster than the fastest wyvern and capable of raining hell over cities and armies alike(fighter jets), they can create plagues of unforseeable destruction (chemical + bioweapon) but worst off all they harbor the power to eradicate anything be it soldier city or nation with just one weapon (Nuke).
However they seem to have very little interest in the affairs of our world, the only nations that have been destroyed by the Earthlings are ones that proved hostile to them, as long as a nation keeps no or freindly relations with them, there is nothing to fear... however any nation that get's on the bad side of the Earthling but does not find itself at war with them will be tormented by having it's cities threatened by the ever present threat of destruction, aswell as having it's people be periodically abducted by the Earthlings were an unknown fate awaits them.
the Earthlings spend their time on exploration and discovery, they have a great curiosity and like learning about our world, rather than conquering it. In addition their technology allows them to biuld structures that reach the heavens called "skyscrapers" and grand cities unlike any seen in our world, they have the ability to cure the deadliest diseases of our world, and thier culture is rich and advanced far beyond our own. However they build grand structures they call "factories" breathing the air these factories produce is bad for ones health, in addition since the earthlings arrival the climate of our world has started to change, the cause for this remains unknown.
they are called earthlings due to their homeworld bieng called Earth. It is possible to get citizenship in Earthling cities however one cannot enter their homeworld, the gate to their homeworld is very closesly guarded and monitored, any fool dumb enough to try to enter is immediately dealt with, the reason they guard it so fiercely is unknown, perhaps it is better not to know.
If the modern aliens are humanoid, we stomp. If they're some big roided up dragon/bug/gorilla thingos, we send in mechs and exosuits and big fuck-off planet glassing warships. Then we stomp. If they invade us for whatever reason, we laugh at their stupidity. And then stomp.
Or if turns out they're mostly friendly, we buddy up and act like space big bros (in a cynical attempt to give 'em a one-sided trade deal.) and if other aliens fuck with our new buddies, guess what we do then?
Bloody hell, the non-prehistoric ones are big enough, especially when they decide to hop in front of your car. I'm interested to see what you do with a primal roo, man hunting by jumping in front of carts or something?
Well i need a bit of help on dis one, since we all know Kangaroos use Boxing gloves, what would be a good primal counter part?.. wooden Boxing gloves? , Also yeah them roos were bigger in prehistory, but then again everything was bigger back then :/
Nice mate. I love the primal angle of it all, especially if other factions in the MGE world were to find out about the lost continent. I reckon order missionaries trying to fleece neanderthals and getting shit-mixed for their troubles sounds like it could be a hoot.
Keep up the good work, I'll be watchin' this space.
also about your neanderthals vs order thig, heres a likely scenario for dat
Order missionaries land on undiscovered lands, missionaries find and try indoctrinate neanderthals, Neanderthals show upp at the order settlement with war mammoths and buttrape the missionaries, seem legit? :P