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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2016, 02:49:19 AM »
I learned the hard way that grenade launcher hurts oneself. One really good run stopped short by a ricochet grenade. :)
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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2016, 09:12:59 AM »
I actually believe that self damage thing was intentional, but maybe it shouldn't be. I don't really like the grenade launcher friendly fire, either. I think it might be better to remove all forms of friendly fire at this point. I don't think there are many other instances of it left in the game.

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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2016, 09:29:28 AM »
I actually believe that self damage thing was intentional, but maybe it shouldn't be. I don't really like the grenade launcher friendly fire, either. I think it might be better to remove all forms of friendly fire at this point. I don't think there are many other instances of it left in the game.
Just a thought, but if the grenade launcher wasn't marked as "not really explosive", the player could eventually counter the friendly fire with an explosive immunity item/perk (which are nigh useless so far). By the way, why were all explosive weapons marked with "does not count as explosive"? Seems strange.

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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2016, 10:15:26 AM »
I actually believe that self damage thing was intentional, but maybe it shouldn't be. I don't really like the grenade launcher friendly fire, either. I think it might be better to remove all forms of friendly fire at this point. I don't think there are many other instances of it left in the game.
Just a thought, but if the grenade launcher wasn't marked as "not really explosive", the player could eventually counter the friendly fire with an explosive immunity item/perk (which are nigh useless so far). By the way, why were all explosive weapons marked with "does not count as explosive"? Seems strange.

I think that's a vague way of saying "these shots will not destroy missile blocks". Maybe we should just clearly outright say that instead.

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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2016, 11:18:23 PM »
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The item works are written and perhaps as intended.

re:friendly fire
I've been on the fence. I think removing friendly fire would probably be the best option right now. The current damage type situation really asks for it.

re:immunities to damage types
It's a bit of a mess under the hood.
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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2016, 09:48:52 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emhQQC_DxMU

WZ, Episode 49: Rails

Zeph really really likes Magnetic Offense. Things of note: on occasion the player seems to be able to simply run through lasers without taking damage. I thought that was fixed a while back, but I guess it still occasionally happens. To Zeph, regarding Code Annihilate, that was one of the consumables that I didn't work on during the overhaul because it seemed fine at the time... I think it's probably best to remove the friendly fire on that and clarify the description a bit more, though. As for this run, railgun plus railgun module is probably going to result in a successful run. Probably.

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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2016, 05:06:52 AM »
For the record, I know I don't converse too often here, but I just want to say I adore the conversations that my videos spark. Seeing this thread and its predecessor active makes me really really happy.

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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2016, 06:17:31 PM »
For the record, I know I don't converse too often here, but I just want to say I adore the conversations that my videos spark. Seeing this thread and its predecessor active makes me really really happy.

Thanks for making the videos! :) They're always entertaining and also provide a lot of good feedback on the game. It's great to see your reactions as the game evolves over time. Expect a lot more improvements in the future.

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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2016, 08:55:33 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz1CQFh8k-g

WZ, Episode 50: Even More Rails

Yep, Precision Railgun was picked up, too. As suspected, this run turned into a bit of a steamrollering. This probably shows that the end game scaling is probably still off -- I think we all know that by now, though, of course. Although, this was always going to be a bit of a powerhouse run, lots of good gear was picked up. Regarding Zeph's idea for an item that gives missiles a flaming AOE residue, I believe that's possible. What would be good is the addition of a few missile launcher new weapons. The lack of any alternative missile launchers is something that would be nice to address at some point.


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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2016, 11:59:07 PM »
For the record, I know I don't converse too often here, but I just want to say I adore the conversations that my videos spark. Seeing this thread and its predecessor active makes me really really happy.

Thanks for making the videos! :) They're always entertaining and also provide a lot of good feedback on the game. It's great to see your reactions as the game evolves over time. Expect a lot more improvements in the future.

Yeah, I'll second this.  They're typically very entertaining.  And I always get a kick out of watching people play this.

Also helps for bug finding, really.  I've found LOTS of enemy-related glitches this way.

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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2016, 03:49:17 AM »
I tried hard mode again yesterday. I ALMOST beat Mother...
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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2016, 03:58:04 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz1CQFh8k-g

WZ, Episode 50: Even More Rails

Yep, Precision Railgun was picked up, too. As suspected, this run turned into a bit of a steamrollering. This probably shows that the end game scaling is probably still off -- I think we all know that by now, though, of course. Although, this was always going to be a bit of a powerhouse run, lots of good gear was picked up. Regarding Zeph's idea for an item that gives missiles a flaming AOE residue, I believe that's possible. What would be good is the addition of a few missile launcher new weapons. The lack of any alternative missile launchers is something that would be nice to address at some point.

About the launchers, I wont go into specifics on the forum here for obvious reasons, but we did discuss this internally at one point; I don't remember exactly when or I'd point you out to one of the emails that was about this.  The ideas in that should be perfectly valid though, as far as I know.    And considering current plans, well... yeah, it'd go along with that nicely.

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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2016, 04:10:24 AM »
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Crystal Mother. There's only one "mother" in the game ;)
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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2016, 05:21:06 AM »
I actually find Crystal Mother to be the easiest to deal with. Just slowly walk in circles around her. I can usually get past her on hard now. The early boss I generally have the most problems with is Backfire I think. Mirror and Wall something aren't very nice to me either.
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Re: The SR Let's Play thread
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2016, 07:03:11 AM »
I keep screwing up her second stage. Even though I'm careful, there's just so much stuff flying around. I just need practice but...gah.
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