FC5 Can.$26.40 'til the 28th @ Ubi

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)15 May 21:09
To: Manthorp 131 of 146
Are ND Expeditions DLC or onboard the game? Does it not have a arcade-editor-thingy?
From: Manthorp16 May 08:18
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 132 of 146
Onboard, and word is there will be no DLC, which I'm disappointed about. There's no embedded editor.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)16 May 10:10
To: Manthorp 133 of 146
I've never done any mapmaking, might be tempted to crack open the FC5 editor for a peek this long weekend.
From: Manthorp17 May 12:40
To: ALL134 of 146
FC:ND is half price on Steam for the next three days Smiffy, if you have £18.99 or its equivalent in foreign going spare.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)17 May 14:35
To: Manthorp 135 of 146
Hmm. Just watched the trailer on steam (the release trailer actually put me off) and saw FC5's Joseph emerge from the bomb shelter. Tempting.
From: Manthorp17 May 14:56
To: ALL136 of 146
You know you want to...
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)19 May 14:20
To: ALL137 of 146
I opened the map editor and had a playable map with decent terrain ("savannah"), a half-dozen enemies, an alarm and a building up and running in about 15-minutes. It actually looks way better than the 3 or 4 arcade maps I've played so far, which are inexplicably crude-looking considering how easy it is to get a plausibly 'official' -looking quality FC5 map outta da box (obviously it's way more complicated than that, but still).
From: Manthorp19 May 16:04
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 138 of 146
Brill! Is it available online?
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)19 May 19:22
To: Manthorp 139 of 146
Ah no, it's too barebones. I'll mess around some more before deciding whether I get anything worth publishing.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)27 May 16:13
To: ALL140 of 146
I plunged into the mountains west of Clegget Bay and south of the radar station, and was amply rewarded with loads of great new unexplored vistas, critters to kill (my go-fund-ammo is pushing $160K), and bitchin' combat scenarios. Frequently in the middle of massive pile-ups of MG-mounted pickups, choppers, "judges" (mangy wolves on drugs), apex predators, RPG dudes, snipers,  long-hairs in leather trench-coats, and baldies with baseball bats. Good job I brought along two GFH: the bow bitch Jess Black and a sniper gal. Dunno how many choppers I've downed with incendiary shotgun shells, sometimes I forget to switch 'em out and set myself and compadres on fire.
EDITED: 27 May 16:47 by DSMITHHFX
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)30 May 19:36
To: ALL141 of 146
Saw some pretty cool z-axis + physics glitches: on a mountain side I came across a cultist and his hostage on a rock face about 30 feet off the ground. When I shot the cultist he flew straight up in the air outta sight and didn't fall to ground for several seconds. The hostage slid down the rock face a few feet, not far enough for me to undo her ties. On another session, I was crossing a bridge with NPC Jess Black a few yards behind, when she suddenly shot straight up about 100 feet into the air, maybe to dodge a speeding vehicle, I was too startled to notice. She popped a parachute and floated back down.
From: Manthorp30 May 21:20
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 142 of 146
Not as spectacular, but I've been noticing recently that motorbike dismounting is by astral projection and that npcs shot in boats almost always fall through the hull.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)31 May 01:36
To: Manthorp 143 of 146
I'll look for those. Haven't seen any motorbikes around. Do you mean those 4-wheeler ATVs? I like shotgun-blasting cultists off 'em. Oh yeah, tonight saw a ground-sky cylindrical grove of tree trunks (?) from a certain direction.
EDITED: 31 May 01:38 by DSMITHHFX
From: Manthorp31 May 06:56
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 144 of 146
Not the ATVs - or at least I haven't noticed it with them - but the motorcycles and sidecars/turrets in ND.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)31 May 19:56
To: Manthorp 145 of 146
Ah, ND. I'll ready for it in a few months or whenever it goes back on sale. Still playing FC3 + Ziggy's Mod from time to time, mainly for the change of environment. FC4 I unfortunately started over and now I'm reluctant to put myself through the slow grind of building decent skills + weaps, even though I've got the souped-up bow mod on it. But I guess I'll be back at it some point.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 4 Aug 16:58
To: ALL146 of 146
Just passed $500,000 in my FC5 bank account.