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Jacob Bowers
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Since February 24, 2020

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March 23, 2010
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414 (Amateur)
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Re: Daggerfall Unity - GOG Cut
Jun 16, 2022, 09:38
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Re: Daggerfall Unity - GOG Cut Jun 16, 2022, 09:38
Jun 16, 2022, 09:38
 
That dungeon you start off in still stresses me out. I'm glad to see there's an option to skip it, but for nostalgia's sake, I went through it anyways. My inability to hit a damn rat is killing me.

Back in the day, I didn't really understand the leveling system. To level up, you have to use your primary (and I think secondary?) skills. I picked skills that were all combat related (the thing I didn't really enjoy in the game), so I hardly ever leveled up. I loved the quests for the various factions, but invariably you'd get one where they'd want you to go grab some feather or something from a random dungeon. The dungeons in this game are HUGE and randomly generated. Worst part of the game. It was such a relief when Morrowind came out and had tailored dungeons.
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Re: Three Free Bethesda Games
Apr 29, 2022, 10:03
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Re: Three Free Bethesda Games Apr 29, 2022, 10:03
Apr 29, 2022, 10:03
 
Oh yah, the clipping issues (and all of the other bugs) were annoying. Especially since it was in the pre-Internet days (at least, I didn't have access to it). But there wasn't anything like it, so it was fun. The thrill of discovery! Buying a horse and clip-clopping around the country. Joining a guild and rising through the ranks through quests (until they asked for an item from a dungeon).

I think the thing that made it the hardest for me, was I didn't quite get the leveling scheme. Now I realize I should have picked primary skills that were easier to increase, so I would have leveled more often and gotten more HP/MP. But back then, I didn't know that.

And that opening dungeon you had to escape from...
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Re: Three Free Bethesda Games
Apr 27, 2022, 17:57
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Re: Three Free Bethesda Games Apr 27, 2022, 17:57
Apr 27, 2022, 17:57
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Apr 26, 2022, 23:31:
ShakaUVM wrote on Apr 26, 2022, 21:43:
Daggerfall is the best Elder Scrolls game of all time, I super wish they'd do a cosmetic remake of it, without removing functionality. It had the largest world, the best magic item crafting system, the best spellcrafting system, and so forth, in all of the Elder Scrolls series, and was released in the mid 90s.

It's certainly unique and ambitious. Also completely broken with truly nightmarish dungeon design. Nevertheless, it's almost hypnotic to play, and I'm somewhat ashamed to admit I've finished the main quest (well both of them) three times.

I still have nightmares of those damn dungeons. It was always something like "Find the feather of infinite tickling in the dungeon to the west of town!" Ok, shouldn't be hard, right? Wrong I still hear those dungeon doors opening with a horrible squeal. Being killed by something due to the horrible combat mechanics (surely I can hit a damn rat?! ARGH!).

The most fun I had out of the game was breaking into shops, stealing everything, then coming back and selling everything to the merchants.
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Re: The Wheel of Time Re-Released
Apr 6, 2022, 11:59
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Re: The Wheel of Time Re-Released Apr 6, 2022, 11:59
Apr 6, 2022, 11:59
 
Loved this game back when it came out. Deathmatch was very fun, with the "spells" and all of their counters. The Citadel mode sounded cool, but didn't turn out that great. Shadar Logoth was suitably creepy in the single-player mode.
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Re: Unreal Engine 5 Released
Apr 6, 2022, 09:33
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Re: Unreal Engine 5 Released Apr 6, 2022, 09:33
Apr 6, 2022, 09:33
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2022, 06:40:
Cutter wrote on Apr 5, 2022, 17:39:
Was just gonna scroll it but ended up watching the whole thing. Say what you want about their business practices with EGS that engine is seriously goddamned impressive. I was really amazed with their demonstration of their Lumen engine in the editor. That's just incredible lighting. Can't wait to see what CDPR does with it for this Weecher game.
Ditto. It's easy to see why CDPR went with this. The toolset and resources are pretty amazing. Making custom 3D objects with your phone?? Crazytown. I'm almost tempted to build something.

You can already do some decent photogrammetry with your phone. What that video didn't show was the tons of cleanup that's required. They went straight from taking the pictures to having a game-ready object in the engine.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Feb 25, 2022, 11:05
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 25, 2022, 11:05
Feb 25, 2022, 11:05
 
Verno wrote on Feb 25, 2022, 09:32:
Cutter wrote on Feb 24, 2022, 22:03:
The "free" world needs to be attacking Russia cyber, conventional, nuclear! Russia first, China next!

This bizarre teenage level understanding of geopolitics is amusing but fails to see the realities of a post-nuclear winter world and the suffering that would ensue for all of humanity.

You should really try to learn something about the subject before making such silly statements.

It is odd how quickly some people jump to "Let's nuke 'em!". Despite my avatar, I don't want to play Fallout IRL.
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Re: Aquanox Deep Descent Surfaces Next Month
Sep 24, 2020, 11:59
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Re: Aquanox Deep Descent Surfaces Next Month Sep 24, 2020, 11:59
Sep 24, 2020, 11:59
 
Damn, thought I read Anachronox at first. Never mind.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jun 4, 2020, 15:34
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Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 4, 2020, 15:34
Jun 4, 2020, 15:34
 
Linthat22 wrote on Jun 4, 2020, 12:53:
Trump is going to dominate during his second run. Thank God!

Second term in prison? I think one life sentence will do, two would be excessive!
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Re: Skin Witch Released
Jun 4, 2020, 15:33
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Re: Skin Witch Released Jun 4, 2020, 15:33
Jun 4, 2020, 15:33
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 4, 2020, 12:36:
That is one sad looking werewolf.

I thought that was a dude in a dog costume.
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Re: Baldur's Gate III Early Access Nears
Mar 6, 2020, 10:34
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Re: Baldur's Gate III Early Access Nears Mar 6, 2020, 10:34
Mar 6, 2020, 10:34
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 6, 2020, 09:35:
I won't touch it until it is finished. Tired of having major bugs frustrating my gaming experience. I have too many games to play as it is.

Yah, I wouldn't want to play through a huge rpg in EA. Weren't the original games buggy enough at release?

Also, a little disappointed they did a time jump. Worried we won't see some of our favorite characters.
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Re: Riot Slams CA Lawsuit Claims
Jan 23, 2020, 10:41
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Re: Riot Slams CA Lawsuit Claims Jan 23, 2020, 10:41
Jan 23, 2020, 10:41
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 23, 2020, 10:31:
How are so many people in support of a company whose senior executives fondle and fart on lower employees during meetings?

I gave up playing LoL years ago. Toxic community. PUB groups were the worst. Guess the snake rots from the head?
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Re: DEEEER Simulator Early Access This Month
Jan 8, 2020, 17:02
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Re: DEEEER Simulator Early Access This Month Jan 8, 2020, 17:02
Jan 8, 2020, 17:02
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 8, 2020, 14:07:
Necrophob wrote on Jan 8, 2020, 13:00:
There's a fine line between quirky and just plain stupid.
Ima go out on a limb and say you're probably not the target audience for this game. My 12 year old son loves wacky physics simulations, and will probably dig this. He loves messing around in TABS for example.

You're probably right. I did enjoy the dragon riding bit of the video...that looked like fun.
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Re: DEEEER Simulator Early Access This Month
Jan 8, 2020, 13:00
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Re: DEEEER Simulator Early Access This Month Jan 8, 2020, 13:00
Jan 8, 2020, 13:00
 
There's a fine line between quirky and just plain stupid.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 7, 2019, 11:09
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2019, 11:09
Nov 7, 2019, 11:09
 
Loving the new design! Glad it isn't a total departure. Feels cleaner.
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Re: Blood: Fresh Supply Released
May 9, 2019, 14:32
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Re: Blood: Fresh Supply Released May 9, 2019, 14:32
May 9, 2019, 14:32
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 9, 2019, 14:30:
Yeah.... I thought Blood was okay back in the 90s, no way am I paying money for this version in 2019. Good luck though!

*Note: Not an endorsement of piracy, I mean I personally won't be buying this.

I loved Blood, so I'll be getting it. Got the old version from Gog.com awhile back and it was hard to play with old controls, so I'm hopeful for this one. Also hoping the online community is large enough to sustain some multiplayer.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 1, 2019, 09:28
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2019, 09:28
Apr 1, 2019, 09:28
 
I love HBO through Amazon Prime. I tried HBO Now, but on my crappy rural DSL it was unwatchable. I believe HBO Now lets you watch their live shows (the only one I know of is Bill Mahr) live. On Amazon Prime, you'd wait til the next day.
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Re: Blood Revival Tease?
Oct 30, 2018, 11:32
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Re: Blood Revival Tease? Oct 30, 2018, 11:32
Oct 30, 2018, 11:32
 
Oh man, I'd love a good Blood game. I loved the first one (hated the second).
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 16, 2018, 13:09
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2018, 13:09
Aug 16, 2018, 13:09
 
Just remove the lid for a few minutes to let it cool quicker. I have a couple of those things too...careful with pressing the drink button the first couple of times after filling it up (unless you actually like steam in the face, then carry on...)
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Re: EA and AI, E-I-E-I-O
Mar 23, 2018, 10:27
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Re: EA and AI, E-I-E-I-O Mar 23, 2018, 10:27
Mar 23, 2018, 10:27
 
Great! Now we can finally have a Daikatana where Superfly doesn't get stuck on a rock?
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Re: Build-Engine Ion Maiden from 3D Realms Early Access
Mar 1, 2018, 11:52
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Re: Build-Engine Ion Maiden from 3D Realms Early Access Mar 1, 2018, 11:52
Mar 1, 2018, 11:52
 
This just makes me want a proper Blood sequel, in the Build engine.
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