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Chow Yun Thin

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  1. Chow Yun Thin

    What Video Game Are You Currently Playing?

    I've been playing Diablo II non-LoD for the past month. Although I log in at the start of every month to refresh my characters, I haven't played in about a good dozen years because most of them are stuffed full. I decided they needed room and to dump their lower-level stuff onto a new guy. I had heard of a hammerdin (Paladin that uses Blessed Hammers) and wondered why they were so maligned, so that was what the new guy was gonna be. Blessed Hammers spiral away from the Paladin when cast, so they are finicky as hell to hit enemies with. In open areas, I cast a few hammers quickly and run away to lure enemies into the cyclone. It's always nice to see an approaching enemy get sideswiped by an errant hammer not meant for them. In close range or tight spaces, I try to have the enemies above the hammerdin as the hammers seem to hit there fairly consistently (pending lag). On the good side, they do fairly good damage and few monsters have any resistance from the hammers. Mana Burn monsters are a fucking bane to spellcasters and it sucks ass to try and hit such monsters at close range with the hammers. My only real solution is to bring mana potions with enough regen to keep using the hammers, but not enough to top off the mana meter instantly and get vaporized when getting hit by one of these monsters. Even worse if they spawn with extra speed, so a pack of them often gets the drop on me and I can't do much but quit. Now I'm having the same problem with my hammerdin that I have with my other characters (and games with loot systems in general): no space in my inventory because it's filled with stuff that I think I'll need. I had my highest-leveled character spend otherwise-worthless gold gambling for rare Paladin amulets and now his backpack is filled with jewelry that gives stat boosts OR resistances OR other nice mods. I basically have analysis paralysis because I'm trying to choose the right jewelry with stat boosts to allow him to wear his gear while keeping resistances high and there's never one perfectly suited for the job, and that's not even getting to giving jewelry to the other characters to make up for their deficiencies. So far, I've gotten the hammerdin to Act 2 Hell. I do not look forward to getting the Act plot device in a bunch of sand tunnels where I can barely attack enemies. I think I'm gonna use him to generate corpses for a skeleton/Corpse Explosion Necromancer who's stuck in Act 4 Nightmare, thanks to having no real way of doing so (no permanent Merc in non-LoD and Attract is really slow). Most of the corpses will disappear when I switch characters, but I'm hoping the hammerdin will make enough for the Necro to get to them and raise a few skeletons.
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    What's your favourite pistols in games?

    The Mk23 as depicted in Killing Floor and Action Quake 2 (not MGS, I hate stealth games and that ugly prototype lasersight). Powerful, accurate, reliable sidearms. I even fired the real steel deal at a gun range once. That was where I realized why those who are issued it would rather not carry it. It is a big, heavy pistol that does not play nice with smaller hands. But it's a cool gun nonetheless. The AF2011A1 from Killing Floor 2. For when you need a pair of 1911s in one hand. That was my favorite out of all the Gunslinger weapons. Whenever I think about having an in-the-zone moment in a game, I think about firing a pair of these guns into some horrible roid-raged monster with meat-grinder forearms and hearing bells dinging as each pair of bullets slams into its skull. The 92FS, the workhorse of an 80s/90s action hero. Just look at its curves! Special mention for the dual Berettas from beta 7.1-1.6. Those needlessly flashy draw and reload animations were top-notch, and even though the game dev never wanted them in the first place he clearly cared enough to make them look and feel so good. The Enforcer from UT99. Oh, that was such an awesome starter gun, especially when you're lucky enough to pick up a second one. Gunning someone down while holding it sideways made it feel good to be a gangsta. I just wish the player model showed you holding both Enforcers (or maybe it's to trick enemies into letting down their guard?). I despise the Desert Eagle in any game because if there's a selection of pistols, it almost always ends up being the Power pistol and thus chosen by most players. Large, loud, flashy, obnoxious and wholly impractical for most uses, and yet it boggles my mind that Duke Nukem gave up his spirit gun in Forever. I never cared much for the Glock in games. Boxy and ubiquitous and almost always full-auto with an extended mag.
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    Why is it that....

    In all honesty, it makes me think of a mana potion and someone put that to market.
  4. Oh, that is pretty damn cool having the automap display sprites (albeit with IDDT or something with the Scanner powerup).
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    What is your unpopular doom related opinions?

    You could have just linked the topic instead of looking to chastise him. Certain topics get reposted a lot in the 20+ years this place has existed.
  6. I wonder how practical classic Doomguy helmet is (stuff like visibility, protection, weight, looking around, drinking coffee).
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    Mouselook or autoaim?

    Mouselook with no auto-aim, but reading the responses has me realize that I'm picking off enemies where the auto-aim may not have allowed me to.
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    Best/worst video game flamethrower?

    inb4 plasma rifle I liked the Flamethrower from the first Killing Floor because it fired an arcing stream much like an actual flamethrower. It was also as dangerous to its operator as the specimens unless you had the Firebug perk. I wasn't as enamored with the Flamethrowers in the second game, though I did like spraying the ground to create literal firewalls. I also liked the Flamethrower from Wolfenstein Enemy Territory; something about that felt so right for some reason. I'm guessing if I ever play RTCW I'll like its incarnation as well. I hated the Spray Can from Blood. Realistically pitiful range and required quite a lot to light someone on fire, especially those goddamn spiders. At least the secondary fire sucked less. I also hated the Pyro's flamethrower from Team Fortress Classic. Slow fire rate, ugly tiny fireball sprite and not very damaging with direct fire. I never cared for the Firebat from Starcraft.
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    Best video game chaingun?

    OP, I think you mean Gatling gun. A Chaingun is single-barrelled and a part of a vehicle and certainly not man-portable. My first pick is the Heavy's primary weapon in the Team Fortress games. It feels so good to get the drop on an enemy team and mow them all down. But now that I think about it, since it fires shells is it an automatic shotgun aping as a Gatling gun? My second pick is a tie between the Chaingun in Quake 2 and the Minigun in UT99. Spews hundreds of bullets in the space of a few seconds just as a Gatling gun is supposed to. My third pick is the future Death Machine from CoD Black Ops II. Sure it has three barrels, but that does nothing to decrease its lethality. It even makes the BRRRRRT sound which is awesome as long as I'm doing the BRRRRRTing. I just wish it had more ammo because 200 ain't enough. The classic Doom Chaingun is a disgrace to all things Gatling. Don't get me wrong, it has its niche and I'm glad to pick it up to replace the Pistol. But its performance falls well below its presentation. I wanna feel like a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus firing it into a crowd of enemies, not feeling like a slack-jawed...
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    Your PC specs

    Haha, I had a 8800GT from PNY. That XLR8 in electric blue was so cheesy but it made me smile. Alas, it died a mysterious death one day and I wasn't about to stick it in the oven. I also have a GTX460 in storage somewhere. ASUS P8Z77-M Intel i5-3570k ASUS GTX660 Ti 2GB 16 GB DDR3 RAM Samsung 256 GB SSD WD 256 GB HDD some ASUS DVD writer Seasonic 750W PSU that has a random irritating whine on one of its modular cables some Rosewill case I got a long time ago ASUS 24" 16:10 monitor (center) with a weird stuck pixel that shows blue on a dark image ASUS 21.5" 16:9 monitor (left) with speakers that take a second to power on when it's quiet Dell 21.5" 16:9 monitor (right) I picked up off the street Windows 7 64-bit Microsoft Internet Keyboard that's about to hit 20 in November Logitech G500 whose LMB has been janky for several years Sennheiser PC150 headset with a barely used mic until shelter-in-place Been out of the loop for a long time (learned about gumstick SSDs in a recent LGR video) and there's no need to get new stuff if it works fine for me. That, and bills take priority.
  11. That's one of my picks. What a terrible song to score the start of an ongoing struggle with depression. The last time I heard this song I had a gun in my hands, because I was at a gun range and their speakers played it for some godawful reason. I was actually reluctant to post the song because a lot of people here offered their condolences when the lead singer killed himself. On a lighter note, I despise the two stereotypical wedding songs Lohengrin and Mendelssohn. If the link is correct, the songs in their proper context are not indicative of a happy ever after, so why invite bad juju by playing them at all? I also have a gut reaction where, when I hear a snippet of either song, my right hand wants to go to my left armpit to draw a nonexistent gun out of an imaginary underarm holster. Yeah, it's bizarre. I should include Canon in D to make it a terrible trio, but I associate it more with Christmas than weddings. Speaking of which, Christmas music is barely bearable in-season (for me, after the fourth Thursday of November to Christmas YOU HEAR THAT ASSHOLE RETAILERS?!). At any other time? Fuck that noise entirely and double that for the 6 or 7 that are despised even in-season, two of which were posted.
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    how do you use w a s d in gzdoom?

    Options --> Customize Controls --> Action --> change 'move forwards/backwards' and 'strafe left/right' to WASD Options --> Mouse Options --> set 'Always Mouselook' to On.
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    Misheard Lyrics

    I know the SS death sound in Doom 2 is "Mein leben!" but I swear he's saying "I'm lame, man!" (and he is).
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