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  1. Fondue

    Bargain buys for everyone.

    Citrus is a really nice tile laying, pseudo area control game - played it a load with my wife when it first came out.
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    Diablo III - Eternal Collection out on Switch

    Right, I think I need to start a new character. I've somehow hit Paragon 170 with my first character (Monk) on Torment 7, I think. What should I try next that feels properly different?
  3. Fondue

    Best lamb cut for xmas dinner?

    We tend to roast a leg using this recipe: https://www.cookstr.com/Lamb/Slow-Cooked-Lamb-with-Beans The beans below it catch all the super lamb juices and make a a tasty smush (as it's called in our house!)
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    As sold by my local butcher - definitely recommended!
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    Diablo III - Eternal Collection out on Switch

    Q: is it better to have two decent one handed weapons or one stronger two handed weapon? The two handed weapon has a load of green arrows, but is it comparing only with a single one of my equipped weapons, or the combined strength?
  6. Fondue

    Diablo III - Eternal Collection out on Switch

    Cheers for the tips, but what's special about lev 70? Torment? Mats? Crouching? Bank slots? Oh man, I'm so innocent about this game!
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    Diablo III - Eternal Collection out on Switch

    Snap! Though Seasonal Story; I've put a little time into it (Lev 19 Monk) and think I'm getting the hang of what several of the systems do, but there's an awful lot of trial and error (e.g. what the services of some of the vendors offer do). Is there a good guide for noobs out there?
  8. Holy cow, this is the same conversation as I remember being had years ago when Porsche decided to start making the Cayenne (a big 4x4) and the Panamera - "fans" were up in arms about how dare the company turn it's back on it's core buyers (or at least a very vocal minority). Funnily enough, Porsche's strategy made the company a load of cash and has enabled them to invest even more into their 9xx sports car lines, improving them further and continuing to be at the forefront of drivers cars - incredibly, by offering new choice to people in different markets (and those new markets now becoming their volume lines, and thus the product people are more likely to experience through the brand), they didn't prevent people buying or enjoying their core product. In other words the "vocal minority" become even more of a minority and if their voice had won over, it's likely the product they claimed to love so much would've suffered in the medium- long term. So yes, cite your opinion if the actual product you love is being changed in a way you feel is to its detriment, but maybe consider keeping quiet if an announcement has zero tangible effect on that core product (and bear in mind it may even help your loved product become better). Sheesh.
  9. Fondue

    No Man's Sky

    Hmm, but it's not exactly a function you need very often, so sub-menu-ing it seems fairly logical.
  10. Fondue

    No Man's Sky

    It was around -50 in the daytime and went to -100 in a storm!
  11. Fondue

    No Man's Sky

    Finally took the plunge to buy this last night and sunk a few hours in - having not played it before, I was pleasantly surprised, though I did start on a super freezing planet, but managed to get off it just fine.I was wondering how much had of what I was playing was as per the original game and how much had changed - it seems a lot had! Thing is, it all felt pretty natural and everything worked as I'd hope / expect it to (e.g. visor, refiner, terrain manipulator etc). I think my PC needs a bit of an upgrade (running old CPU but recent-ish GFX card), but not enough that the game isn't enjoyable as is. Looking forward to more exploring!
  12. Fondue


    Oh go(o)d! There goes the sliver of free time I have...
  13. Fondue

    Essen 2013

    Anyone going this year? I've managed to get a pass for next year and I'm already v. excited! Only another 54 weeks to go...
  14. Fondue

    What are you playing?

    Yeah, as you'll have found out, it's nothing like Caylus at all - very different sort of game. I've had a couple of games on BGA and it's quite fun but doesn't have the depth of Caylus at all.
  15. Fondue

    What are you playing?

    Just watched it - looks great!

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