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Description God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 03:31
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2015, 14:37 sauron
 
Congrats!  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
38. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 26, 2015, 17:19 sauron
 
nin wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 16:55:
sauron wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 16:47:
[I was just looking at the different versions. Each tier looks good in terms of value. Hmm, decisions, decisions.

Is the Prima guide any good, and well-bookmarked? I usually prefer nice, real, weighty tomes for that kind of thing. Something to read over a glass of freshly squeezed hobbit juice in the morning.


I've not seen it yet. UPS should deliver my physical copy today, and I've not looked at the pdf (at work, currently).

But it's 512 pages, sooooo...(legal disclaimer, I have no idea how many pages of that are listing all the backers. )


It does look good - the key to an e-guide is the bookmarking and searching, and they mention that front and center.

http://www.primagames.com/games/pillars-eternity/official-guides

Maybe just the base game plus guide - that would work for me.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
33. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 26, 2015, 16:47 sauron
 
nin wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 14:30:
jomisab wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 13:14:
Dropped $250 on the Kickstarter for this. Here's hoping...

P.S. I did not play the Beta. Didn't want to spoil anything.

I dropped $225 ($140 tier + extras) and then dropped some more on a royal edition on gog.

Luvs me some Obsidian! I see the extras are up on the backer portal now.


I was just looking at the different versions. Each tier looks good in terms of value. Hmm, decisions, decisions.

Is the Prima guide any good, and well-bookmarked? I usually prefer nice, real, weighty tomes for that kind of thing. Something to read over a glass of freshly squeezed hobbit juice in the morning.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
32. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 26, 2015, 16:35 sauron
 
Perfect timing - I finished Skyrim just yesterday, after 140 hours' play time (an entire year's worth of gaming for me).

This looks like it may be next. Especially since the reviews are drawing parallels to Planescape:Torment, which I absolutely loved.

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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
58. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 26, 2015, 10:19 sauron
 
nin wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 11:25:
sauron wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 11:19:
I stopped buying from EA and Ubisoft years ago, for several reasons:

1. Restrictive DRM.

2. They market a game and then make you pay for 'DLC' which should have been part of the base package.

3. Above all, I don't see any title from either company which really makes me sit up and take notice.

Summary: Technically restrictive DRM, poor value for money, and lots of derivative sequels with no real evidence of innovation. No thanks.



EA: So bad, even The Dark Lord Sauron himself says "no". (tm)


Haha, I just saw this.

But yep. There's evil, and then there's EVIL.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
28. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 11:19 sauron
 
I stopped buying from EA and Ubisoft years ago, for several reasons:

1. Restrictive DRM.

2. They market a game and then make you pay for 'DLC' which should have been part of the base package.

3. Above all, I don't see any title from either company which really makes me sit up and take notice.

Summary: Technically restrictive DRM, poor value for money, and lots of derivative sequels with no real evidence of innovation. No thanks.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2015, 13:09 sauron
 
I used to be a veterinarian, so good outdoor clothing has always been a priority. I've been using a black Barbour Sapper jacket this winter, and it's been fantastic:

Barbour Sapper jacket

They also make matching jackets for dogs, which are waxed cotton, waterproof, and really hard-wearing:

Barbour Dog jacket

In macho black for the Gunnar-man, or olive green - your choice.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Lore Book
10. Re: The Elder Scrolls Lore Book Mar 24, 2015, 13:01 sauron
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 10:58:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 10:55:
Also, I'm not a Skyrim fanboy. My favorite ES by far is Daggerfall.

Morrowind is my fav TBH. They really nailed it with that game. Skyrim was cool and everything but it's main quest was never as interesting or even as awesome as the story of Morrowind.

I recently played through the Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim. Made me nostalgic for Morrowind. I may have to go back and re-play Morrowind, using a modified Morroblivion setup. Will be nice to see Seyda Neen again, and with pretty graphics this time.
 
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
37. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 17:13 sauron
 
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 11:08:
Quboid wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 11:07:
WaltC wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:29:
InBlack wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:03:
AAhhhh there it is. I was wondering when this was coming, since SteamOS (or any other Linux variant) can't possibly compete with Windows without a platform independent graphics API to rival DirectX. Still I wonder what it will take to convince developers to program games with an alternative API (and hardware manfacturers to support it)? We all know what happened with OpenGL, most developers left it in the dust. It was simpy not cost effective to develop for two APIs. Will definitely be following this with interest.

I hope you understand that Valve isn't speaking of anything "new" here..;) Valve is talking about OpenGL:

https://www.khronos.org/opengl/

I assumed glNext isn't just a new version of OpenGL, but a new API with people behind it that can get things done using OpenGL has a starting point. Perhaps not, perhaps it's (lack of) business as usual.

They're bringing back glide!!!!!!!!!


That would be good. I still have a Voodoo 5 and a Voodoo 2 right here in my office.

Or it would be, except one is PCI and the other is AGP. Doh.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Grim Fandango Jan 29, 2015, 12:43 sauron
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 17:14:
sauron wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 16:29:
Oh, and there's this:

'With bony hands I hold my partner
On soulless feet we cross the floor
The music stops as if to answer
An empty knocking at the door
It seems his skin was sweet as mango
When last I held him to my breast
But now we dance this grim fandango
And will for years before we rest.'


Pure gold.

You're pretty sensitive for an evil, world-conquering entity Sauron. Getting soft in your old age?

Hey, I play poker with Manny Calavera and his skeleton pals every Saturday night. Us minions of undeath got to stick together.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Grim Fandango Jan 28, 2015, 16:29 sauron
 
Oh, and there's this:

'With bony hands I hold my partner
On soulless feet we cross the floor
The music stops as if to answer
An empty knocking at the door
It seems his skin was sweet as mango
When last I held him to my breast
But now we dance this grim fandango
And will for years before we rest.'


Pure gold.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Grim Fandango Jan 28, 2015, 16:25 sauron
 

Meche: 'Manny, when we get to the other side, will we still be together?'

Manny: 'You know, sweetheart, if there's one thing I've learned, it's this: nobody knows what's gonna happen at the end of the line, so you might as well enjoy the trip.'

One of my favorite games of all time.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 1, 2014, 11:19 sauron
 
I picked up Borderlands 2 and Dishonored for $4.99 apiece. Pretty great!  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Nov 26, 2014, 12:43 sauron
 
FYI, the word is that the Steam sale starts in 20 minutes, or at least some time today. Will post back here if it does.

[Edit - yes, it just went live.]

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News Comments > On Sale
18. Re: On Sale Nov 26, 2014, 11:57 sauron
 
I'm hoping for Divinity:Original Sin to go on sale.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches
11. Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov 13, 2014, 15:42 sauron
 
nin wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 15:15:
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 15:12:
nin wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 11:39:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 11:37:
Wait, they didn't release on a Tuesday?

Went live overnight. Mine shipped out yesterday and should be here today.

What server are you on, Nin? Just got my CE from Amazon. Starting area is a great idea. Highly phased so you aren't competing with everyone for kills like every other expansion on release day.

I'm on Garona primarily, but I've not played in a long time. I suspect it'll be like previous expansions where I show up for a few days and lose interest. Not that thats the games fault, it's more of burn out w/ mmos in general.


I know how you feel, nin. I played FFXI for eight years, LOTRO for a couple on and off, GW2 for a year straight, and FFXIV for 6 months. No more MMOs for me, ever.

On the upside, I now have time to play Skyrim, and a heavily graphics-updated version of Oblivion. The mods for the latter are so good, the graphics are almost (but not quite) Skyrim-quality. Higher-poly models (especially heads and faces), and really enhanced textures and environmental effects. Really quite lovely and I'm enjoying both games a ton.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC First-Person Confirmed
69. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC First-Person Confirmed Nov 5, 2014, 11:48 sauron
 
Dear sweet holy Jesus this game looks amazing. Only problem is, I'm so old that playing it might give me a heart attack.  
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News Comments > Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Final Early Access Update
4. Re: Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Final Early Access Update Oct 30, 2014, 10:27 sauron
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 10:12:
There should be a rule against calling your game Heretic, unless it's affiliated with the original. Always get my hopes up for that half second I scan the headline...


Seconded, I really loved Heretic 2. Didn't much care for Hexen, I'm not sure why.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Keep Open Demo
3. Re: Dragon Age Keep Open Demo Oct 30, 2014, 10:24 sauron
 
I tried hard to love DA:O, but it needs so much micromanagement. I really like it, but TES games are much more my thing, very freeform and a little looser around the edges.

It's a bit like comparing the organized girl next door with the spontaneous free spirit that lives up the street. I guess each has their upside, and to each their own.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2014, 17:32 sauron
 
I just don't watch TV. I read a ton of books and play Skyrim. I do miss Mad Men though.  
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