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Grabbing the new vegas dlc, that's probably it for today.

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Quick question, is there any need to buy Mount and Blade Warband and Mount and Blade with Fire and Sword? I know that Fire and Sword is a standalone expansion but I remember reading that buying Mount and Blade and Mount and Blade Warband was a waste of money since Warband had everything the original had and I'm wondering if thats the case here.
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me too, i just bought it, its downloading right now!

when you buy it, you get two copies! so you can buy it with a friend and its even cheaper.
yeah but i don't have any local friends on steam so i think i'll just buy the two copies and gift one to a friend in another state
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Quick question, is there any need to buy Mount and Blade Warband and Mount and Blade with Fire and Sword? I know that Fire and Sword is a standalone expansion but I remember reading that buying Mount and Blade and Mount and Blade Warband was a waste of money since Warband had everything the original had and I'm wondering if thats the case here.
M&B is an awesome indie game franchise. There isn't much point in buying the original game now. Warband, however, is a different matter. In my (and a lot of others) opinion, warband is the best of the three. Medieval hack'n'slash roleplaying, tactics and strategy at their finest (a handful of bugs excluded, that is Nothing game-breaking, though). Fire&sword introduces firearms, and while they're kind of fun, the troop recruitment/upgrading system isn't as interesting as in the previous games. You used to go around villages, recruiting peasants, who gained experience via training and battles and you had the option of upgrading their tier once they accumulated enough experience. Now you just go to your faction's recruitment camp, recruit a bunch of meat by their weapon type (melee, ranged, cavalry), equip them with the items of your choice (better = more expensive) and you're all set. I don't know whether that makes more sense historically, but gameplay-wise, this is a huge step backward (IMO).
Ah, right, also, the factions in F&S refer to real medieval European countries, whereas the previous games featured fictional factions. Whether you like it or not depends on your taste, I guess.

So, anyway, if you look at the price of the individual games, you'll see warband is the most expensive one. I wholeheartedly agree - IMO it's the best of the three.
     
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My question is - is it worth getting new vegas now, or waiting for the GOTY edition (or something with the DLC bundled) sometime down the road? That bestbuy and D2D has been selling it cheaper in the past has me convinced that steam's prices could very well go down in a month from now.
Edited by Ducky - 7/4/11 at 1:54pm
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Summer Sale ends 10 July 2011. Not sure how that = a month.

~Ceadder
I could've sworn it was all month long.

Oh well, Serious Sam is on sale, and I'm gonna buy that for my brother so we can rock to playing that!!!
 
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M&B is an awesome indie game franchise. There isn't much point in buying the original game now. Warband, however, is a different matter. In my (and a lot of others) opinion, warband is the best of the three. Medieval hack'n'slash roleplaying, tactics and strategy at their finest (a handful of bugs excluded, that is Nothing game-breaking, though). Fire&sword introduces firearms, and while they're kind of fun, the troop recruitment/upgrading system isn't as interesting as in the previous games. You used to go around villages, recruiting peasants, who gained experience via training and battles and you had the option of upgrading their tier once they accumulated enough experience. Now you just go to your faction's recruitment camp, recruit a bunch of meat by their weapon type (melee, ranged, cavalry), equip them with the items of your choice (better = more expensive) and you're all set. I don't know whether that makes more sense historically, but gameplay-wise, this is a huge step backward (IMO).
Ah, right, also, the factions in F&S refer to real medieval European countries, whereas the previous games featured fictional factions. Whether you like it or not depends on your taste, I guess.

So, anyway, if you look at the price of the individual games, you'll see warband is the most expensive one. I wholeheartedly agree - IMO it's the best of the three.
Exactly the answer I was looking for, thank you . I guess I'll go ahead and buy Warband, I assumed Fire and Sword was Warband with guns and I'm glad I asked first. +1 to you good sir.

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My question is - is it worth getting new vegas now, or waiting for the GOTY edition (or something with the DLC bundled) sometime down the road? That bestbuy and D2D has been selling it cheaper in the past has me convinced that steam's prices could very well go down in a month from now.
If you buy it now theres a good chance you'll be paying $10 more if you buy the last two DLC when they're released. When the fallout 3 GOTY came out it was, what, $30? If you buy the game now + the two DLCs it'll be $21 + another $20. You also can't load a finished game to play the DLCs when they're released. But if you buy it now you can see how stable it is on your system and you get a chance to mess around with mods.

Downsides of buying now:
-Pay $10 more later
-Have to start a new game when DLCs are released (unless you have an earlier save)

Upsides of buying now:
-Can find out how stable the game is on your rig before spending more money
-Can mess around with mods
Edited by xBISHOPx - 7/4/11 at 2:17pm
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I have to buy a new hard drive for my Steam drive. I'm officially a gaming addict.
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Picked up Transformers, Kane and Lynch, Torchlight, Alpha P, and Dead Money, $22, damn I love steam deals.

Considering, trine, any thoughts? It's only $1.99, my lunch costs more than that.
    
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