Coil’s Toils – Guide to Mann vs. Machine (pt 1)

Coil’s Toils – Guide to Mann vs. Machine (pt 1)

love Team Fortress 2. The mechanics are fairly balanced, it’s not pay-to-win, and it never asks the question “what makes sense?” when it should ask “what would be fun?”. If you like Team Fortress 2 and reading things, you’re in luck – I’ll probably be writing a lot about it.

A lot of my TF2 hours were spent in the Mann vs. Machine game mode. It puts you and five friends (or random players if all your friends are playing Skyrim) up against hordes of robots. You’re constantly outnumbered.

So how do you survive? You need teamwork and knowledge of what the crap to do. Lots of new players have neither. And that’s why I’ve put together the first Coil’s Toils – a guide teaching people the basics and advanceds of Mann vs. Machine. (However, this post quickly became 4500 words, so this guide will only cover part of what you need to know.)

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Acts of Terrorism – Build Around Me

Acts of Terrorism – Build Around Me

Hello one, hello all, I welcome you to another week of my award-winning column that hasn’t actually won any awards: Acts of Terrorism. Now while you’re all doped up on turkey juice from your Thanksgiving (provided you acknowledge this holiday), sit back and let the smooth sounds of your thought-voice empower your thinking. This week shall be a bit of a light topic that isn’t as crucial to game design as some of my previous ones. This week, I tackle the “build around me” strategies, and why you might want to make use of them.

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Spar-Spangled Banter: Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards – Monster Sub-Types

Hello, Gaspar here again.

I had a bit of a little break, doing a few unspeakable things and being busy with a few others… But now I have pulled myself together again. For a while.

This article begins a series that deals with the cards of Yu-Gi-Oh! itself, in several ways. Not just complaining, but do not worry: there will be plenty of that too.

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Acts of Terrorism – What Yu-Gi-Oh Does Right

Acts of Terrorism – What Yu-Gi-Oh Does Right

Now if you’ve spent any amount of time on this site, you’ll come to find that the Yu-Gi-Oh card game (and the anime) is often a topic brought up here under less-than-pleasant circumstances. Most, if not all of the writers here have played the Yu-Gi-Oh card game seriously at some point, but have come to feel disenchanted with it for one reason or another. Whether you agree with the points we make here or not, it might be unfair to present such a one-sided argument. That brings us to this post, where I intend to explain what’s still good about the game. No, I won’t go into what was good, or what got ruined, but what is still unequivocally good. Forgive any passive-aggression you might detect in this, for it was likely not intended to be present. Now without further ado. Continue reading

Reign of Terror – Whatever Happened to Bleach

Reign of Terror – Whatever Happened to Bleach

Hello readers and skimmers. This article is here because of a recent twitter exchange between myself and ThatGuyWiththeGlasses’ Y ruler of Time. Yes, this is a review of his article, and I address points raised. I don’t usually talk about anime, so this is pretty much a one-time thing. Enjoy. Or don’t. It’s your life. Continue reading