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Epic's new game..Fortnite....zombies and Minecraft clash

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Post by Sepiche » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:13 am

Does this play fairly well single player? It sounds up my alley, but I recall trying to get into the beta a while back, but they wouldn't let me use "Sepiche" as a username, so I got annoyed and forgot about it. :P

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Post by coopasonic » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:07 pm

Sepiche wrote:Does this play fairly well single player? It sounds up my alley, but I recall trying to get into the beta a while back, but they wouldn't let me use "Sepiche" as a username, so I got annoyed and forgot about it. :P
It won't be easy beyond the tutorial stuff and you will hit a wall in the second area playing totally solo. I'm starting to run into trouble playing in a duo with my son with the level 23 stuff. We need to do a bit more grinding.

On the other hand, you can play with randoms for progression and for the most part they don't suck. Sometimes you will get someone with a different agenda that will make things harder, but in general everyone just does what needs doing.
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Re: Epic's new game..Fortnite....zombies and Minecraft clash

Post by naednek » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:44 pm

naednek on epic. I play solo as well. Just because my gaming time is sporadic
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Re: Epic's new game..Fortnite....zombies and Minecraft clash

Post by IceBear » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:51 pm

I think I am IceBear1313. I'll have to double check when I'm near my PC

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Post by Sepiche » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:57 am

In case anyone is interested, Roosterteeth did an Immersion episode for Fortnite:
http://www.roosterteeth.com/episode/imm ... -fortnight

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Post by KDH » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:29 am

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:coffee: ... Epic Games are suing two Fortnite Battle Royale cheaters

Epic Games are suing two of Fortnite Battle Royale’s most prolific cheaters. Complaints filed with a North Carolina federal court accuse the two players of violating Epic’s copyrights and End User License Agreement.

Last week, the company wrote about the issues that cheaters were causing the game, saying they had already banned thousands of accounts, and that they were “exploring every measure to ensure these cheaters are removed and stay removed” from the game.

Epic clearly weren’t messing around, and the two lawsuits they’ve filed accuse the two alleged cheaters - whose names on the lawsuits are Mr Broom and Mr Vraspir - of infringing on the game’s copyright by changing the game’s code. That infringement also means that the players - one of whom has been banned from the game nine times - is in breach of the game’s terms of service.

Both defendants are linked to a cheat provider, working as moderators and support staff on a site that helps players access cheats. They both face charges of $150,000 in statutory damages if they lose the case. If you’re up to date with your legal jargon, here are copies of the full complaints filed against Vraspir and Broom.
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Post by Baroquen » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:24 pm

Arise thread...

So I picked this up the other night. Have to say I have very little interest in Battle Royale after trying it out. I placed 15th in my first try, and really expected some kind of match recap/stats/something when finished. And there was really nothing intriguing there. And since I generally am not a fan of PVP, and getting destroyed by people who spend WAY more time than I do at these things, I don't see myself spending much effort here.

That said, I'm enjoying the PVE co-op thing much, much more than I thought I would. Tons of doo-dad, progression/unlock systems. The quests are fun. I enjoying exploring and crafting and upgrading and all of that. Though, to be fair, I'm in the early stages still. And most of my matches have been with good players helping. It was such a stark contrast when I played a round with... poor... players. Stairs everywhere. Zombies breaking through. Just general chaos. Makes you value when your teammates have any basic sense about the game. But yeah - much more fun than I thought it'd be.

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Post by Carpet_pissr » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:43 pm

Just installed this and tried the PvE. Very fun, but I am so, so bad at these kinds of games.

Edit: Apparently my 13YO girl had already played at friend's house and since it's the IN thing these days with the yutes, she knows all about it. Freaked out when she saw me playing it.

My youngest, 7 (almost 8), of course loved it since he loves all things video. Unfortunately, I think the violence is not appropriate for his age (playing the battle royale, no idea if the base builder game is less violent?), so I said he would have to wait. You should have seen the look in his eyes...he's a great kid (and super sensitive)...would not let me see how much it hurt him, so he walked away saying "I understand" after I explained WHY it was not appropriate for him. :(

Thankfully, Plants vs. Zombies 2 has great reviews, is something that he already knew about and excited about, so I sprang that on him to make up for my goof. I'm usually not such a softie (normally, I would have said something to the effect of "them's the breaks, kid, sorry!" and let it be, but the eyes just killed me this time. I had let him sip from the cup of Fortnite, then batted it away just as he had gotten the sweet, sweet taste in his mouth and was about to drink. :D

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Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 am

Side note to above, separate issue: any of you let your under 10 kids play this? Just curious what others think about the violence in it?

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Post by Zarathud » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:38 am

Thankfully my 9 year old is scared of zombies. She wants to play but the PVE mode is right out, so she's more interested in the dance moves.
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Re: Epic's new game..Fortnite....zombies and Minecraft clash

Post by Skinypupy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:09 am

Carpet_pissr wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 am
Side note to above, separate issue: any of you let your under 10 kids play this? Just curious what others think about the violence in it?
Been wondering that myself. Seen a number of videos/articles complaining about kids that are around Little B 9.6's age who are spending hours a day playing this.

I haven't looked into it much (zero interest in the whole Battle Royale genre), but always assumed Fortnite was a standard FPS, with all the violence that entails. Watching some trailers, and it doesn't look to be particularly appropriate for that age...or maybe I'm just being overly sensitive.

She hasn't bugged me about playing it, so I'll just have her stick with Splatoon 2 for now, I think.
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Post by naednek » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:14 am

Carpet_pissr wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 am
Side note to above, separate issue: any of you let your under 10 kids play this? Just curious what others think about the violence in it?
My son plays it. Wife doesn't like it, but I see it as a cartoon game. Yes there's guns. There's no blood. You've seen the same level of "violence" in bugs bunny cartoons.

With that said Ethan has behaviour issues. Psychiatrist was quick to blame video games. I told her that's a bunch of crock (in nicer terms). He has control issues, meaning he wants to control others and gets super upset when things don't happen his way. They could be play roblox or minecraft or not even playing a video game and still have these control issues. She kept trying to pin it on video games even after I told her many of the games he plays are co-op, non-competitive, non violent so her argument does hold for me. Yes his behaviour peaks when he's playing, but it's not the media, it's how he a hard time letting people do things their way instead of his. That behaviour is present outside of games as well.

Anyways, we limit Fortnite to once a weekend if he's earned it.
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Re: Epic's new game..Fortnite....zombies and Minecraft clash

Post by Carpet_pissr » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:54 am

naednek wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:14 am
Carpet_pissr wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 am
Side note to above, separate issue: any of you let your under 10 kids play this? Just curious what others think about the violence in it?
My son plays it. Wife doesn't like it, but I see it as a cartoon game. Yes there's guns. There's no blood. You've seen the same level of "violence" in bugs bunny cartoons.
I dunno - passively watching Bugs Bunny violence vs actively participating in a game in which you hunt down and shoot others is a pretty big difference.

While trying to decide if I should let the youngest play it, I spoke with him about the difference between reality and games, and violence. But then I thought later, if the premise is that children at this age simply don't have the mental development to clearly differentiate between the two, then explaining it to him won't matter. I erred on the side of caution in this case, and just went with gut instinct. How old is your son?

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Re: Epic's new game..Fortnite....zombies and Minecraft clash

Post by hitbyambulance » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:38 am

i played with a squad of fifth graders tonight. that was weird, but they were very nice.

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