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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2013, 04:52:02 PM »
Who designed the controls for the Dark Souls PC port?  They are seriously without a doubt the most needlessly complicated and frustrating keyboard+mouse controls I have ever seen.  AND THEN they go and make it damn near impossible to get a USB controller to work with it! 
On the other hand, once I got the controller to work right (had to download some 3rd party software specifically designed to do this), the game turned out to be pretty fun.  I've only played for 3 hours or so (just got passed the Hellkite Dragon) and nothing has been TOO frustrating yet.  Definitely had to backtrack more than once when I wandered in to some enemies that just one-shotted me though.  This game needs some kind of minimap or something.  At least give me some way to tell what the relative power of an enemy is compared to me.

No minimap and no scouter.

Welcome to Hell.

Although a good rule of thumb is, if it's taller than you, it's a real menace!

As for my own rant, some fucker tried to run past me when the walk sign was on in a butt-ugly, old as Judas' nuts car.

Said car now has a broken suspension and one less wheel as a result.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2013, 11:07:53 PM »
Who designed the controls for the Dark Souls PC port?  They are seriously without a doubt the most needlessly complicated and frustrating keyboard+mouse controls I have ever seen.  AND THEN they go and make it damn near impossible to get a USB controller to work with it! 
On the other hand, once I got the controller to work right (had to download some 3rd party software specifically designed to do this), the game turned out to be pretty fun.  I've only played for 3 hours or so (just got passed the Hellkite Dragon) and nothing has been TOO frustrating yet.  Definitely had to backtrack more than once when I wandered in to some enemies that just one-shotted me though.  This game needs some kind of minimap or something.  At least give me some way to tell what the relative power of an enemy is compared to me.

As for controller support, it was a port, which are generally known for terrible controller support if it's even present. The ubiquity of 3rd party keyboard-to-controller mapping tools can make the porters scrap controller support in favor of fixing other things. Dark Souls was a hasty port, shipping w/ many bugs and not having some of the graphical options its console version had. Thus, fans had to mod that all back in.

Dark Souls 2 is supposed to address most of your gameplay concerns, b/c it will give players more information (accessibility in the good way). Since it will be developed for PC, it also shouldn't be as frustrating in that regard either.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2013, 11:10:16 PM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I WANT IT TO BE FOR CONSOLES!! MY PC CAN'T TAKE MODERN GAMES!!

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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2013, 07:32:03 PM »
Guess who's 9-hour flight had a 3 hour delay on the tarmac getting de-iced?

Guess who sat behind a baby who cried half the way?

Guess who wasn't able to get into the bathroom for about an hour because some assholes decided to have a discussion in the middle of the aisle?

I didn't have a very good flight.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2013, 07:39:35 PM »
I have Norovirus  :(

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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2013, 08:31:51 PM »
I have Norovirus  :(
Sorry to hear that, Littha. I wish I could lend you an use of IHS...

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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2013, 08:49:06 PM »
hugs for littha!

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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2013, 09:02:02 PM »
hugs for littha!

You don't want to hugs me, that's how it spreads :(

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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2013, 09:52:22 PM »
I R kitteh.  We are immune to most of your nastery humans diseases   ;)

mo hugs!

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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2013, 11:14:26 PM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I WANT IT TO BE FOR CONSOLES!! MY PC CAN'T TAKE MODERN GAMES!!

It's not PC-exclusive, it's just also being developed for PC from the start.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2013, 03:33:49 AM »
Link and Kuro, you might find some relief at http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Dark_Souls
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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2013, 10:23:04 AM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I WANT IT TO BE FOR CONSOLES!! MY PC CAN'T TAKE MODERN GAMES!!

It's not PC-exclusive, it's just also being developed for PC from the start.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2013, 03:31:03 PM »
hugs for littha!

You don't want to hugs me, that's how it spreads :(

My kitty avatar gives hugs ... not sure what else you'd catch  :P
I miss the BG_Baby's +1 Rattle of Cuteness pic, already ... (sniff)

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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2013, 05:19:44 PM »
"Event ID 7: Bad sectors on Hard Drive"

Great...just what I needed...


Edit: Apparently CHKDSK found 24k in bad sectors.  It would appear I need to find some money and go hd shopping pronto
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Re: The Small Rants Thread, because sometimes we get pissed off...
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2013, 11:03:10 PM »
Damn it, the Pats lost.  Well, at least my Niners won!  Niners all the way!!!!