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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 05:56 AM

Have a few more random screenies -

 

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Part of Oblivion Gates Remade mod, it just adds the crumbling remnants of the collapse of the Third Era to Skyrim. A sense of history. I had another mod that added anchor points from ESO, but since those aren't reflected in other games, I just decided to remove it.

 

Also because the Anchor Points spawned high level Daedra around them and that was causing other issues.

 

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Some kind of missing texture/mod conflict afflicts the trees of the various Giant camps around Skyrim. I haven't bothered to fix it because honestly, it's one of those rare occasions where a missing texture actually enhances the overall product. Ethereal, magic trees in Giant groves is fine by me.



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Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:08 PM

So I finally ran into some Imperials with the new armor mod I have for them...

 

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Look amazing, in my opinion.

 

Whiterun boys and I getting ready to tackle a Lizard:

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Guard Replacer also replaces their weaponry, something I'd missed. Meaning the Guards are actually pretty dang competent in a fight. First Dragon didn't last too long, with only two causalities on our side.

 

 

Finally, having hit Level 15, I activated one of my quest mods: Project AHO. Sees you ambushed and sold into slavery to a hidden Telvanni town under Skyrim, and a massive undisturbed Dwemer Ruin and the secrets within it. Being blunt, it's gorgeous.

 

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That being said, the mod itself is imbalanced in the extreme. It's featured a boss fight that I had to use console commands to deal with (Giant Dwemer construct, with a massive AOE attack, charge, and one hit kill melee. Comes with a wave of giant Dwemer Spiders that have a AOE explosion when killed), it's not extremely Needs mod friendly (at the point I'm at in the mod, there is literally nowhere for me to sleep), and the mod team has some really weird ideas on what constitutes "enough" traps.

 

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Stepping on one of those plates will activate constructs to attack you. On one hand, I appreciate the fact you can skip a lot of combat by being observant. On the other hand, as the pictures above show, there are certain areas that feel like they really want you to have to fight (From others who have played the mod, the plates are immune to the Light Foot perk). Not pictured are a bunch of side areas piled with loot and COVERED in pressure plates. Rather obnoxious, honestly.

 

Some of the quests are on the weak side too. I've had to open a walkthrough to solve two of them, because it's one of those "Won't hold your hand" type of quest mods. Which is fine...but don't then put in solutions to quests that involve solutions the base game never thought to allow you to do (Finding a lost ring in a haystack involves setting the haystack on fire. Love the idea, but you aren't given any indication you should - hay bale is right next to crops after all - and you can't set haystacks on fire in the vanilla game so it's not going to be something you consider possible when the game lets you activate the haystack to search it).

 

So yeah, mixed feelings on Project AHO right now. More to come as I progress through the mod.



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

Wrapped up Project AHO.

 

Final verdict? Very, very skippable.

 

It's fan made so I'm not going to rag on some design decisions, but ultimately the mod fails the basic litmus test of gameplay and overall layout. Has some pretty visuals and some clever effects, good voice acting overall, and a interesting premise. It fails however at giving the story any sense of weight, none of the NPCs are unique or remarkable in any way, far too many quests involve walking through multiple load zones multiple times in far too few minutes (Which anyone familiar with Bethesda games will understand is playing with fire, especially in modded set ups. No problems on my end, but it got obnoxious when a large quest chuck involved Go to Area D through Areas A-C, return to Area A and do a thing. Return to Area D. Go back to Area A. Return to Area D. Go to a new location accessible through Area A.

 

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I grew to loathe this view the sixth time I saw it in under half an hour. No matter how pretty the environment, familiarity breeds contempt.

 

Also the biggest problem with AHO on my end was the fact the new areas aren't designed at all for any kind of survival mod or system. There's a fundamental lack of beds, which is criminal since there is an actual Inn available. But that may simply be the mod authors deciding it better to deny another mod the possibility of activating (A lot of quest mods - this one included - "turns on" when you sleep) in a location that would cause another mod to break since it's not designed to start there (Or that it would make thematic sense, given the nature of how you get there in particular).

 

The final reward isn't much either. A Dwarven style alternate fast travel system/player home, but it only travels to very specific locations and the home layout is laid out in the same manner as the rest of AHO, which is a lot of wasted real estate and lots of corridors. I've had my share of home mods over the lifespan of this game. Even the vastest castle/estate mod has things more logically spaced than this thing.

 

Storywise...

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I may be doing AHO a disservice. I fully admit to not doing every side quest or bothering to dig into the history of the location via it's impressive four volume history. I didn't aggressively interrogate every NPC. I was annoyed by the sub-optimal layout of the new environments and the utter nonsense trap placement compared to a traditional ruin. They tout it as a quest mod in the traditional Bethesda vein and I do see the resemblance. Definitely gave me Morrowind flashbacks of having to walk back and forth between the same NPC.

 

Now onto the next Dwemer-themed quest mod (Noticing a pattern? I'd had an idea for a Indiana Jones style Ruin delver. While that's not who Silaar is, I figure I may as well see what these mods have to offer) that started as I was wrapping up AHO...The Wheels of Lull.

 

 

EDIT: Well, a very promising start with this one. That starts with a well designed cursed mine as your first location (I say well designed, but it could look like crap for all I know. Dark as night within - bring a light).

 

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The miners dug too deep, uncovered something that defied sanity. Now their spirits make effective sentries. Screenshot is just before the first boss fight, where you end up having to fight the merged form of the dead miners' spirits. It's a pain from a technical standpoint, because they don't seem to have upscaled the hitbox. You have to aim for the legs to wound the spirit, and even that's iffy. I get the sense the encounters here are styled by Dark Souls but I don't want to spoil all the surprises. Took me a few tries, but I figured it out in short order.

 

Winning through the mine takes you to an outpost of the Clockwork City of Morrowind: Tribunal fame. Sotha Sil's long dead, but his fabricants continue his mission.

 

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Also helps the writing is entertaining -

 

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:19 AM

For once, saving the ancient nord weapons has paid off.

Since Proving Honor, I've been hoarding that overweight and underpriced garbage.... as well as Steel ingots.  You combine the Skyforge's daedric smithing with 'Darkest depts' smithing bonuses, throw in some enchanted jewlery... and bingo-bongo, I'm at level 60 for smithing.

Unfortunately a lot of it is hella expensive.  Had to run around Whiterun, Riverwod, Riften, and 3 camps to sell it all off.  Probably would have been easier if not for the Haggle boosts from the Masque, Necklace, charity, and Zenithar's boon.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:23 AM

Kinda sounds like you aren't a noob anymore. :)


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:20 PM

Considering how many times I've re-vamped my peoples, now meta-gaming to get EVERYTHING prepped for the riften ingredient quests before visiting, definitely.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:21 AM

Considering how many times I've re-vamped my peoples


Trying to determine if this means you keep revising stats or if you're actually making them into vampires over and over again.
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:36 AM

Porphyric Hemophilia is a hell of a disease.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:40 AM

 

Considering how many times I've re-vamped my peoples


Trying to determine if this means you keep revising stats or if you're actually making them into vampires over and over again.

 

I've gone back and rebuilt my people from lvl 1 to fix... problems.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 01:42 PM

Was up past 2 this morning building people.  Something I would do for Fallout New Vegas, keep a lvl-1 base-save of a char for emergencies/rebuilds.  Something that I SHOULD have done from the start but only just did after the 2nd of Nora's ill-fated playthroughs (Stupid glitches).

It wasn't just pre-existing chars, I've got 3 new peeps, including my first Argonian (Rasticore).  STILL do not have a Redguard or an Imperial....


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:38 PM

I'm just going to say it; The beast races were more fun (and useful.) In oblivion. They largely watered down the racial bonuses, and more often than not you don't actually need to use them. I still almost always play an argonian, but it's largely cosmetic now.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:55 AM

I always go with Khajiit. For one thing...kitty! But also they have dark vision. Plus stealth bonuses help with my stealth archery build and my random bouts of mischief.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:12 AM

Altmer is the best Mer.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:09 AM

I'm just going to say it; The beast races were more fun (and useful.) In oblivion. They largely watered down the racial bonuses, and more often than not you don't actually need to use them. I still almost always play an argonian, but it's largely cosmetic now.

 

Until you start falling into every single river the game has to offer mind.


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:17 AM

I've never actually had that problem. Other than that very first play through: I've deliberately gone into the water. Once you figure out how to "see" the side roads and lay of the land, you don't have to go swimming if you don't want to.


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:51 PM

This morning Sava (Wood Elf sneak-archer) Cleaned out Valtheim Tower.  I had to save and reload a few times for a perfect run, but I did it.  Stalking and sniping.  I even managed to take down the Bandit leader from his position atop the tower!


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:37 AM

I'm... actually playing one of my other games atm.  Went back and started back up Borderlands 2.  Mecromancer named Pepper.  Started over because I haven't played the game in several years and I am hella rusty.

Might start shuffling a bit to avoid potential boredom/monotony.  At least in Borderlands you cannot become over encumbered with garbage.... BUT you can find good crap in a chest but not want to get rid of your old chest without getting some $$$ back.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:47 AM

Just a heads up. But celebrating Elder Scrolls 25th Anniversary, Bethesda is offering a free code for a PC download of Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 02:18 PM

It doesn't work.

 

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:28 PM

Eh, I already own it on two different systems.


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