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Rampancy Rubicon

Post Aug 9th '17, 14:12

Just thought I'd give everyone a heads-up: the Rampancy duo started their playthrough of Rubicon X last night, which they will be doing through a series of livestreams. If you keep your eyes peeled, you can probably join them to watch their livestream as it happens, but even if you can't manage that, you can watch all of their livestreams after they happen on their YouTube channel.
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PerseusSpartacus
Somewhere in the 19th Century...

Post Aug 12th '17, 13:30

Like watching paint dry those two.
Shocktart

Post Aug 12th '17, 16:01

Shocktart, you are obviously not a paint enthusiast.
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philtron

Post Aug 12th '17, 19:24

I stopped watching their Marathon 1 playthrough when Blackstar just outright refused to go through doors leaving Narcogen to go in alone, this after 20 minutes of discussion about whether or not they're ready for what is behind said door.
Shocktart

Post Aug 12th '17, 22:54

Classic Blackstar.
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philtron

Post Aug 13th '17, 00:07

It's pretty much reversed now. B-star runs all over tearing the place apart while N-gen just plods along seemingly in a daze. I think he's been too much into Destiny type games and has forgotten how to work a Marathon level.

On the other hand, one o the reasons for the videos is to show you everything in each level though If I remember correctly, they missed the second pistol in Veni Vidi Cursavi.
I just play 'em; I don't know how they work.
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HelviusRufus

Post Aug 13th '17, 04:11

HelviusRufus wrote:though If I remember correctly, they missed the second pistol in Veni Vidi Cursavi.


The fools! Lead them to the guillotine and put their heads on spikes!

(They've also been having a lot of software/network issues lately which definitely slows things down.)
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philtron

Post Aug 13th '17, 05:50

philtron wrote:(They've also been having a lot of software/network issues lately which definitely slows things down.)


Plus now they're doing it live with chat, which distracts their attention.

Narcogen's navigational frustrations do bring up an interesting idea in regards to elevation- polygon height filtering ala Forge. Could such a thing be done in Lua, hiding and revealing polygons from the overhead map based on height, or would that have to be programmed in?

As small as their channel is, I hope they catch the eye of some programmer to send our way.

Shocktart wrote:I stopped watching their Marathon 1 playthrough when Blackstar just outright refused to go through doors leaving Narcogen to go in alone, this after 20 minutes of discussion about whether or not they're ready for what is behind said door.


That was pfhor years ago. While their gaming skills haven't changed much, their delivery has improved a lot since then, making their newer videos a lot more fun to watch.

Even Aleph One has improved a lot since then.
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ravenshining

Post Aug 14th '17, 01:49

ravenshining wrote:Plus now they're doing it live with chat, which distracts their attention.


That may be true, but the live chat is half the reason I watch them. Interactivity is more fun than passivity.

ravenshining wrote:Narcogen's navigational frustrations do bring up an interesting idea in regards to elevation- polygon height filtering ala Forge. Could such a thing be done in Lua, hiding and revealing polygons from the overhead map based on height, or would that have to be programmed in?


That could not be done because it is Heresy. Confusion is Hallowed, for it pulls the Chaff from the Wheat. Only the Chosen are permitted to See.
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philtron

Post Aug 15th '17, 01:42

What confuses me is the guys' amusement at a certain character having the surname 'Renton'. What exactly about it marks Rubicon as being a product of its time? Some kinda reference I'm not getting?
welcome to the scene of the crash
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General-RADIX

Post Aug 15th '17, 03:01

It's hard to say, but it may be this.
I just play 'em; I don't know how they work.
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HelviusRufus

Post Aug 15th '17, 04:10

HelviusRufus wrote:It's hard to say, but it may be this.


Ah, that'd explain it.
welcome to the scene of the crash
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General-RADIX

Post Aug 16th '17, 15:25

I realised we've all been referring to an outdated flowchart, so, I made a new one. Then I found some other folks have also done this, but mine is much smaller, you can see it all at once.
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ravenshining

Post Aug 17th '17, 05:12

Good map. Really well done.
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philtron

Post Aug 17th '17, 20:19

Indeed, very nicely put together.
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PerseusSpartacus
Somewhere in the 19th Century...


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