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Offline Legodragonxp

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What game do you load first?
« on: January 17, 2013, 08:24:05 pm »
So, I blew my computer up. Well, not exactly, i damaged it truying to fix someone else's computer and ended up trashing the boot sector... so yeah.. I blew my computer up, but nevermind that now, it is respun. So my question to you would be, if this happened to you, what three games would you reload first and why?

As I stare at my large list of Steam Games (where most of what I have is installed from these days.... why do I even have a DVD drive anymore?) I am choosing three to reload as I got to bed:

1. Skyrim - Yes, I'm late to the game, but I'm having fun picking off people like a fletcher-based version of Duck Hunt. Wipe out a town? That'll be 40 gold please. (I'll go to Batman next)
2. Driver San Francisco  - Best 'kick back, drive, and screw around' driver game I've ever played. My only wish being that the police were a little more intelligent.
3. FTL - Yeah, after enough play throughs you find that it is pretty repetitive, but those rare moments where you have a ship fire and vent the atmo only to find all the exterior doors open, the crew in the engine room, and the door controller destroyed that you find the gold nuggets that make for great games.

OK, next?

-Lego

« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 08:26:40 pm by Legodragonxp »



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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 08:32:52 pm »
Three games I usually install after a reformat or worse...

1. Whatever the most current Civilization game is because it's fun to play. Civ is a game that is always installed and ready to go.
2. Tribes 2 because there's always action going on there.
3. And the third game is usually something along the lines of Crysis or something ridiculous that I can use to benchmark the system.

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 09:41:47 pm »
1. The Sims Games
2. Civilization 4
3. Dunno, whatever I'm playing at the time.

Currently running Sims 2 & 3, Civ 4 all expansions plus some mods, Skyrim, XCOM, Battlefield 2 with Project Reality mod, ArmA 2.

Lately though I've kind of found myself not really playing my games heavily. Maybe it's school starting, maybe it's me just being bored. Not sure.

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 05:36:41 am »
Step 1) Acquire roguelikes
Step 2) Download the entire steam library by the time you're un-hooked.

Dwarf Fortress? Nethack? IVAN? Elona?
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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 09:49:57 am »
Meanwhile, at Lego Tech Support:

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 10:10:10 am »
Alternate text: "I swear this never happens, babe."

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 02:01:15 pm »
1) DotA
2) Starcraft
3) Whatever random game my friends and I are into at the time. (Was magicka at one point, then trine, right now it's dungeon defenders.)

As for the first two, I really like the whole competitive (or at least the "there's so much stuff you can improve at") aspect.

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 02:09:51 pm »
Let's be honest, though... those are the first three. And then the rest get installed the next day or overnight. I dunno about you guys but I keep at least 40 or 50 games installed at any one time just to have options.

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 02:24:18 pm »
It would probably be:

1.  TF2
2.  Minecraft
3.  Other stuff, eventually
Probably not a Goat, either.


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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 03:02:56 pm »
I have most of my steam library on a portable hard drive, and then (I think) five games actually on my computer's HD.

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 06:53:35 pm »
I'm in the same boat as Gunginir, but here we go anyway:

1. Minecraft
2. Civilization _
3.  Other stuff, eventually

Edit: In fact, my hard drive blew a few weeks ago, and Minecraft was the first thing I loaded. But since all my Steam games are on an external drive, I didn't have to reinstall any of them.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 07:01:24 pm by Oviraptor »

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 07:25:45 pm »
(reads posts) "OH SH**! I forgot my Minecraft password!"

Also, great picture of my PC support skills.

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2013, 08:36:21 pm »
1. The Sims Games
2. Civilization 4
3. Dunno, whatever I'm playing at the time.

Currently running Sims 2 & 3, Civ 4 all expansions plus some mods, Skyrim, XCOM, Battlefield 2 with Project Reality mod, ArmA 2.

Lately though I've kind of found myself not really playing my games heavily. Maybe it's school starting, maybe it's me just being bored. Not sure.

Agree. I would be reloading Sims 2 (and expansions) with Civ4 (with Caveman 2 Cosmos mod)

The rest are trivial. I think a drawing program like Photoshop would be up there on my list even if it is not a game since I use it so much.

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2013, 11:52:54 am »
Warcraft 3
Steam
League of Legends

Other than that it's just whatever I'd been playing recently or might play soon.

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Re: What game do you load first?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2013, 11:58:58 am »
I usually put OpenTTD on a new computer pretty quickly. Not because I play it too often, but because it's easy to copy from computer to computer, and because it's a fun little timewaster.
Other than that I install Steam and whatever game I'm playing at the time.