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@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.


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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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