[SATLUG] Thoughts on Steam?

Joe null.div.zero at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 19:58:48 CST 2013

I'm trying not to say none?.......nope I can't think of any.  :)
On Feb 11, 2013 7:52 PM, "Brad Knowles" <brad at shub-internet.org> wrote:

> On Feb 11, 2013, at 6:02 PM, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:
> > It's pretty good from what I can tell. The number of games is quite
> > limited (and I find some quite overpriced...)
> >
> > Anyone else giving it a try? thoughts?
> I've installed it for Mac OS X, in part because I'm interested in the
> "SteamPlay" possibilities, especially for some of the Star Wars games that
> I like.  I'm also thinking about buying Borderlands 2, although the 50%
> discount rate on that expired this morning.
> For me, I want RPGs.  I want to be able to completely control my character
> -- name, race, appearance, talents, skills, profession, pretty much
> everything.  I also prefer playing PvE games as opposed to PvP, although
> I'm not opposed to playing in a game that has both PvE and PvP elements so
> long as I can choose to remain in the PvE-only parts.
> Being able to play with a group of friends is a plus, but I don't like
> grinding.  If I am playing by myself, I want to be able to adventure with a
> reasonable party size, like at least five to seven characters.  Of course,
> I want to be able to take solo adventure loot and use that in multi-player
> games, and vice-versa.
> Style-wise, I like both fantasy and Sci-Fi, but I'm not good at games that
> require arcade-like reflexes.  I'm just too old for that kind of stuff.
> I'm fine with F2P, so long as the game is carefully balanced and the
> people who choose to spend large amounts of money can't just completely
> overwhelm everyone else.  If it's not fun for me to play while choosing not
> to spend any additional money, then why would I bother?
> So, what kind of games would that leave me?
> How many of them are available on Mac OS X?  Or Linux?
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