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EdwardTivrusky

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Uhh... I don't have any of those. I only have weeb games. :02sad:
Oh, I know! Tales of Vesperia has local co-op. Maybe I'll try that!
As a quick check for eligible games, create a new Dynamic collection and choose Co-op as a tag, then multiplayer etc if nothing appears.
I got the task from Risk of Rain 2 and inviting an offline friend, so it should be quite easy to get.

Edit: For start times i'd second Echoes and just say turn up Friday/Saturday Evenings so people hop in or arrange something with the group. It's not supposed to be stressful so let's give a span of time and people can turn up when convenient and jump in. Don't stress it, blindrhythm.
 
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Kvik

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Downunder.
You're welcome! If you need someone to help later you're always welcome to ask me if I'm on. :)

And yep, the Tales games should work and are a great choice! Secret of Mana too if you have that
As a quick check for eligible games, create a new Dynamic collection and choose Co-op as a tag, then multiplayer etc if nothing appears.
I got the task from Risk of Rain 2 and inviting an offline friend, so it should be quite easy to get.
Thanks for the tips and recommendations. :02love:

I managed to ding the quest and I now have 10K tokens. Sadly I'll have to spend it on cosmetics. :02dead:

Anyway, much appreciated! :dana_wink:
 

Li Kao

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Co-op sessions with granular start times, very interesting option.
I think the only potential issue related to start times is if you arrive on schedule and everyone is already playing and you can't join / don't get a lot of interest in the chat because other people are busy.

Maybe just have granular start times with people looking up to see if there are new arrivals who would want to play. Like at 22:00 GMT+1 for example.
I don't know if I make sense, I'm basically advocating for a scheduled pause in order to integrate potential new people.
 
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Edit: For start times i'd second Echoes and just say turn up Friday/Saturday Evenings so people hop in or arrange something with the group. It's not supposed to be stressful so let's give a span of time and people can turn up when convenient and jump in. Don't stress it, blindrhythm.
Thanks!

And thank you to everyone else as well! As always I appreciate the support and helping me to realize it's not that bad. :blobhug:

This should be an exciting start to a new year with the co-op crew, not me in crisis mode. I always take my own screw ups harder than I should, especially when they potentially affect other folks. I need to do better about understanding it's not always the end of the world when it happens. :LOL:

Anyway, the dawn of a new event is upon us and I'm totally excited to see what we decide to play! The good news is if we narrow it down to two choices we can always use the /flip command in Steam chat now to help us out.
 

FunktionJCB

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Guys, sorry for going a little OT, but since I know you were playing Halo in co-op a few weeks ago, may I ask:

Regarding the below event:

How long does it take to complete:
beat the par score on any two snowy campaign missions.
  • ONI Sword Base (Halo: Reach)
  • The Package (Halo: Reach)

I'm unfamiliar with the game, so are those story missions, a separate mode, ... ?
 
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Guys, sorry for going a little OT, but since I know you were playing Halo in co-op a few weeks ago, may I ask:

Regarding the below event:

How long does it take to complete:
beat the par score on any two snowy campaign missions.
  • ONI Sword Base (Halo: Reach)
  • The Package (Halo: Reach)

I'm unfamiliar with the game, so are those story missions, a separate mode, ... ?
Oh! I'm so sorry! I meant to respond to your post in the other thread and forgot to do so. :disappointed-face:

Yep, those are story missions and I'd say they could probably be completed in about 30 minutes or so. If The Package is the one I'm thinking of it's the longest mission of those two and can be a little tough, but shouldn't be a problem beating the par score.
 
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FunktionJCB

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Oh! I'm so sorry! I meant to respond to your post in the other thread and forgot to do so. :disappointed-face:

Yep, those are story missions and I'd say they could probably be completed in about 30 minutes or so. If The Package is the one I'm thinking of it's the longest mission of those two and can be a little tough, but shouldn't be a problem beating the par score.
Thank you, BlindRhythm.

Do you remember if these missions are early on, or nearly the end?
I'll probably only have the chance to play it tomorrow (the last day before the event ends), so I'm not sure if I'll manage. :)
 
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ONI Sword base is level 2 or 3 I believe and The Package is a few after that. I think you're able to pick which level you start with though, so you could just select those and try to beat the score.

But in case I'm wrong about selecting levels.. then I'm always around to help out if you need. I know that once you've finished the story you can select them for sure. :smiling-face-with-smiling-eyes:
 

FunktionJCB

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ONI Sword base is level 2 or 3 I believe and The Package is a few after that. I think you're able to pick which level you start with though, so you could just select those and try to beat the score.

But in case I'm wrong about selecting levels.. then I'm always around to help out if you need. I know that once you've finished the story you can select them for sure. :smiling-face-with-smiling-eyes:
Thanks for your help, as usual, BlindRhythm. :cat-heart-blob:
 
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Thanks for your help, as usual, BlindRhythm. :cat-heart-blob:
No problem! Always happy to help out a friend! :photoblobheart:



Also want to thank Li Kao and NeuralProxy for joining me tonight to play some Heave Ho! :highfiveblob:

That game continues to be one that has so many moments that should be frustrating but it never feels like it. The levels are short enough and it respawns you so quickly, while also being pretty generous with its respawn locations usually. Not to mention the controls and gameplay are just wonky and goofy enough that it's hard not to end a level laughing.

It's one game I was so so happy to have picked up last year. I can see it being one I go back to often to share with new folks or to screw around in some levels with others I've already completed it with.
 

FunktionJCB

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ONI Sword base is level 2 or 3 I believe and The Package is a few after that. I think you're able to pick which level you start with though, so you could just select those and try to beat the score.

But in case I'm wrong about selecting levels.. then I'm always around to help out if you need. I know that once you've finished the story you can select them for sure. :smiling-face-with-smiling-eyes:
BlindRhythm, sorry for the follow-up, but I've played the game for a couple of hours, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my time and scores are miles from the par ones. Like, getting 2000 or 4000 points for stages with a par of... 25000! And in terms of time, I'm taking like 3 times the time needed.
And weirdly, I just finished mission 4 "Nightfall", I got the achievement for it, but I don't have a score listed on the top of scores???

Any tips?
 
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BlindRhythm, sorry for the follow-up, but I've played the game for a couple of hours, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my time and scores are miles from the par ones. Like, getting 2000 or 4000 points for stages with a par of... 25000! And in terms of time, I'm taking like 3 times the time needed.
And weirdly, I just finished mission 4 "Nightfall", I got the achievement for it, but I don't have a score listed on the top of scores???

Any tips?
No need to apologize. :)

Difficulty adds to the score multiplier and so does the skulls you can add. Some of the skulls are frustrating depending on which ones you pair them with, like if you use the no hud one in addition to the melee to recharge shields one.

I haven't beaten the par score yet either, but I was only about 2000 away on heroic difficulty with 4 skulls equipped.

My best suggestion is to always keep sprint equipped and never let the ai drive. That way it helps keep your time down. Granted the ai is usually okay at getting to the correct destination while driving so if you don't know a level well it's not a bad option but they drive far slower than you can.

The scoreboard seems to be broken on the mission select screen, or is for me at least, I was able to find my times and scores by going back to the main menu and going into career, then on the far right is leaderboards.
 

FunktionJCB

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BlindRhythm, I just noticed I have to beat the par score for the missions, not par time. :eek:

So, I guess I won't be able to to it.

The other way is:

«Complete (without quitting) 10 matchmaking (PvP and/or Firefight) matches on snowy maps.
-Breakpoint (Halo: Reach)
-Sword Base (Halo: Reach)
-Solitary (Halo: Reach)
-Glacier (Halo: Reach)»

Since I'm a complete "newbie" in the game, regarding the above, what is the Firefight mode (is is also PvP, or PvE)?
Also, regarding that matchmaking requirement, can I play the game with/against friends, and count, or does it have to be with/against random people?

thanks :giggle:

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I was searching around, and it seems Firefight is a wave-based PvE mode like Killing Floor. Am I right?
If it is, do you know if by matchmaking, do I have to play with random people, or does it count with friends?
Because if it counts, anyone up to play a few matches this afternoon, in a few hours?

thanks :)
 
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Since I'm a complete "newbie" in the game, regarding the above, what is the Firefight mode (is is also PvP, or PvE)?
Also, regarding that matchmaking requirement, can I play the game with/against friends, and count, or does it have to be with/against random people?

thanks :giggle:

Edit:
I was searching around, and it seems Firefight is a wave-based PvE mode like Killing Floor. Am I right?
If it is, do you know if by matchmaking, do I have to play with random people, or does it count with friends?
Because if it counts, anyone up to play a few matches this afternoon, in a few hours?

thanks :)
I haven't tried out Firefight yet so I can't really say one way or the other, sorry. :disappointed-face:

But I am totally up for helping out and seeing if friend sessions do count. Let me know whenever you're ready to give it a shot and I'll be there! :dmcblob:
 

FunktionJCB

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I haven't tried out Firefight yet so I can't really say one way or the other, sorry. :disappointed-face:

But I am totally up for helping out and seeing if friend sessions do count. Let me know whenever you're ready to give it a shot and I'll be there! :dmcblob:
Hi. :)

I have to leave, and I'll be back home in 2 hours.
Can we try then?

If it's not too much to ask, can you please check how hosting or inviting works, so we can play together?
For some reason, from the listed "winter" maps at the news post for the event, I'm only seeing one (it's probably because I only finished chapter 7 at the moment).

Thanks, BlindRhythm. :blobcheer:
 
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Thank you for all your help tonight, BlindRhythm. :cat-heart-blob:
Of course! Always happy to help! :photoblobheart:

We destroyed the first par score, but sadly as I mentioned The Package can kind of be a pain. Sorry that we weren't able to complete that one for the ugly sweater event.

Came close at least and put in a really strong effort. We were what, about 6k off on our one attempt? Not too bad at all.
 

Li Kao

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Humble freebie:


Reminder:

Quoting for the co-op thread !
Thanks to Wok for the tip.
 
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Yeeeeeee, Steam : booyakasha340

I'm down for huh

Monster Hunter World, Lost Planet 2, Helldivers, Divinity Original Sin and a couple of others !
I'm always down for some multiplayer action. Feel free to add me on Steam. Steam Community :: Kandrick

Is there a discord or something people use to see who's up for some games ?
Yay! Always great seeing new folks pop into the thread! :blobcheer:

Everyone is welcome to add me as well. Don't worry, I won't force anyone into playing co-op stuff if they don't want to. Despite what folks might have heard I don't have mind control powers.. yet. :face-with-stuck-out-tongue-and-winking-eye:

I also PMed you an invite to the co-op Discord, Kandrick. And a quick reminder for you both, there's going to be a community event in about an hour and a half that you're welcome to join. If you can't make it that's totally cool too. They're every Friday so don't feel pressured into having to be there.
 
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Thanks to both Echoes and Kandrick for playing tonight! Got to play some old and new games alike, all of which were a blast to play together.

Some Wild Guns, a classic I haven't played since I was a kid. A little Heave Ho again. Some Circuit Breakers which is another game sort of like Smash TV but with some twists on that formula. Actually.. maybe a little more like Assault Android Cactus now that I think about it.

And finally some more Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. One that I really hope we can get a 4 player team going eventually. Such a cute and charming game. We must save all of our animal friends! :heroblob:
 

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I am so glad you enjoyed the selection ;)

The remote play option truly gives a second chance to many games in the library, games like Circuit Breakers for example. Playing alone was nothing special but with a couple of friends it becomes more interesting. It's worth checking some of these less known games :detectiveblob: