How long until you moved on?

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How long until you moved on?

Postby Dwarfling » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:06 am

So I finally moved on from LW2. My last save is from June 5th 2018. My first post here was on January 28th 2017, which I estimate is around the same time I started playing. Which means I played this game, almost non-stop, for 1 year and 4 months. "Almost" because I was forced to stop for a month when I was on vacations and didn't have my PC with me. I think that's the longest I've ever played a single player game in my life, possibly any game because I don't recall spending as much time with League of Legends. And this was pretty much the only game I really played, I really didn't get any sense of accomplishment from other games.

I think it's a testament of what Pavonis pulled off here with this mod. Good job.

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby cryptc » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:57 am

I didn't play it exclusively for such a long time, but I keep returning from time to time, and expect I will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby SpinDoctor » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:36 pm

Anything else out there worth playing? Not Xenonauts... That game is way too ugly to bear.

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby johnnylump » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:47 pm

Phantom Doctrine is out in a month.

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby SpinDoctor » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:22 pm

johnnylump wrote:Phantom Doctrine is out in a month.

Huh... I didn't even know this was coming. Looks interesting and I don't have too long to wait. Cool, thanks! This is a vibe I can get into.

As much as I love long LW2, after a couple campaigns it kinda has a "been there" feel to it. Prolly because I've played every XCOM since the franchise started...

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby RookieAutopsy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:57 am

What do you mean 'moved on'? Is there a LW3? :D

I keep wandering off to play other games every now and again, but soon return after seeing how shallow the tactics and strategy are compared to LW2. My last such detour was Battletech, which turned out to be an empty and repetitive experience.

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby SpinDoctor » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:16 pm

This conversation had me thinking about new games and what was out there. So I checked YouTube and found video clips and trailers for upcoming titles of various genres. Jeeze, it’s still 1997 in game development. Actually it’s worse. Games are shinier, but they seem much less interesting.

They are not even as good as the old counterparts they are copying. They are all derivative of something I've seen before, which honestly makes me think game design and innovation must have peaked about 20 years ago, which is a sad testament to the lack of creativity in that market.

I watched a few missions from the demo of Phantom Doctrine and it's the most interesting to me of the bunch, but it looks as though all the missions are scripted which will probably limit replayability.

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby gimrah » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:52 am

I stopped for a month after I finally won a L/I campaign but have drifted back. More casual now probably and I find it tricky to get established in Legend (and don't want to go back). But still after well over 1000 hours it's more engaging than anything else.

Looking forward to Phoenix Point. I've resisted playing the backer builds as I want the complete experience.

I will check out the game JL mentioned.

Anyone excited for Necromunda or is there an expectation it will suck?

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby RookieAutopsy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:11 pm

I used to play a mixed ruleset of Necromunda and 40K specifically as a tabletop XCOM back in the day, I didn't know they were bringing it to the PC!

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby gimrah » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:37 pm

In principle an xcom version of 40K, which sounds awesome but...

It's not out until next year. Their previous game Mordheim was regarded as flawed, though I never played it personally. Not a lot is really known about this new game.

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby cryptc » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:37 am

SpinDoctor wrote:Anything else out there worth playing? Not Xenonauts... That game is way too ugly to bear.


Battletech is pretty fun, but is quite light-weight compared to LW

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby SpinDoctor » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:07 pm

After having watched a few missions of Phantom Doctrine, I'm thinking it might be too tedious for me to get into. Every little action has to be performed bit by bit. I may give it a tumble, but I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that I'm done with new PC Gaming. As I get older, it could be that I don't have the patience (or free time) for it.

I think my best bet for good gaming is to prolly buy an XP machine or even a Win 98 machine (if that's even possible) and just replay the 30 or so games that have been stuffed in a closet for 20+ years.

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby Psieye » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:57 pm

"Move on" is vague. There's "I don't play it anymore", there's "I don't check in on the community anymore" and finally there's "I don't remember the mechanical details anymore". Stage 1 of moving on is just life. Stage 2 is how you gauge 'longevity' - if a new player were to show up asking for advice on these forums, you'd still see veterans showing up to explain the ropes. We can continue to enjoy the game through stories even if we no longer set aside time to play it ourselves.

I can still derive entertainment from Dwarf Fortress or Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup despite not having played them for years. Likewise, I haven't stage2 moved on from LW2.
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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby Desslok » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:02 am

*checks steam* After sinking over 1000 hours into longwar2 I've started spending time on other things. The drive to play does wear off once the updates dry up... especially after completing the game on numerous occasions. I've found myself goin' back to my previous loves - Eve Online & Mechwarrior online, Tho i have dabbled in Battletech & Path of exile since LW2 let me go from my addiction :)

That said, i DO have an unfinished LW2 campaign i will complete .. now that you've all reminded me. Gotta get it done before Phantom Doctrine comes out not to mention Pheonix Point and umm terra invicta :)

Better get back to it then!

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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby Insufferable Smartypants » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:33 am

There is no moving on. Not for me.

I went from X-Com: UFO Defense in 1994, to the Jagged Alliance and similar titles, to UFO, back to XCOM: EU/EW, then Long War. XCOM 2 to LW2 to WotC. Looking forward to LWotC if it ever gets off the ground. Will play Phantom Doctrine, Phoenix Point and more XCOM 2 while I wait for XCOM 3.

Pretty sure I'll be playing these games until I die.


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