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    StaceyPowers reacted to Crazycrab in Ask Crazycrab   
    I wanted to look for her but they told me I was wasting my time.  "It's trying to find one Crab in an entire Ocean" they said.  It's when I replied "That's just a figure of speech" they started calling me crazy.
     
     
    I wouldn't know, I get pretty piss poor reception down here and I'm not sure if it's up to date.  Did Ross and Rachel break up this year?
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Ask Crazycrab   
    Is Jerry Springer still a thing?
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Fallout 76 is in the news AGAIN...   
    If 19 of them stop playing, the last one will get what we all wanted, a single player Fallout game.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from kingpotato in Is liar’s dice in RDR just really easy?   
    I'm thinking of buying a set of dice just to try this. 
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from kingpotato in What quality of life improvements do you want the most next gen?   
    We seem to be pretty harmonious in agreement on this thread that there really isn't anywhere to "go" with "innovation" right now in consoles. We basically can only get two things out of new consoles right now: new games, and quality of life improvements.
    We seem to be pretty harmonious in agreement on this thread that there really isn't anywhere to "go" with "innovation" right now in consoles. We basically can only get two things out of new consoles right now: new games, and quality of life improvements.
    So, what quality of life improvements do you want the most for whatever console you play?
    To me, what we’ve been hearing about sounds pretty good—no more load screens, faster and more effective loading of levels, etc.
    The biggest quality of life improvement I want though has nothing to do with the console—it has to do with the controller. DualShock 3 controllers have done nothing but die on me, and I can’t afford to replace them with anything but crappy aftermarket ones. I wish that the next controller will be a bit sturdier and less finicky, with a longer lifespan. That by itself would thrill me.
    Obviously I also want backwards compatibility that goes all the way back to the original PlayStation, but we all know how unlikely that is.
    @The Blackangel, @Crazycrab, @skyfire, @kingpotato
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from kingpotato in Climbing on things in video games   
    @kingpotato just mentioned he would like to see a climbing skill incorporated into the next Elder Scrolls game, an idea that I like as well.
    The funny thing about Skyrim though is that you can climb up almost anything if you are determined enough. One of my favorite things to do when I am bored is see if I can get to remote high spots on the map that I likely was never meant to get to. There are some cool little secrets too—like a rooftop in Solitude that has a free health potion that respawns that is hard to climb to.
    At the same time, it is pretty unrealistic. I have to admit that while I get irritated at the fact that Fallout: New Vegas will not let you climb up things that you are not meant to get up and over, it is more believable.
    I like the idea of a climbing system where you start out more like you are in NV, and then as you keep climbing stuff, you are able to handle steeper slopes and move toward more Skyrim-like freedom.
    Another game where I love to climb is Unreal Tournament 2004. There too, you can get up to remote, unlikely places in the map, especially if you have quad jump activated. Not like it gives you a tactical advantage if you have bots playing against you—they are pretty much omniscient. But getting to the highest point gives me a feeling of deep satisfaction.
    Who here likes to climb in games? Which games are best for climbing? How could climbing be improved in your favorite games?
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in The weirdest thing about Skyrim …   
    Maybe they don’t have a one way digestive system. Maybe when they eat their body holds on to every single part of the food and saves it until it needs it.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to kingpotato in Activities you want to be able to do in Elder Scrolls VI?   
    I would like to see a climbing skill, I dont expect Assassins creed level of climbing but being able to climb mountains, houses or threes would be nice. It would make thief and archer combat more realistic. 
    As well I would like to see a better Bounty hunting or beast slaying system like on Red Dead Redemption and Witcher 3, the companions can give you small quests like that but they tend to be boring, I want to be able to go to a town a look and grab a bounty from the quest board, actually I would like to see that as well a literal Quest board xD
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    StaceyPowers reacted to kingpotato in What do we want in terms of innovations from future gen consoles?   
    All I want for the future is good games, honestly when it comes to performance of consoles I'm pretty comfortable. Personally I'm not looking or expecting any innovating stuff but at the same time I feel that releasing a new console is pointless because there will be nothing "new" just improvements on what already exists, so the only thing I hope for the future is better games since for me thats what makes a console good.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Crazycrab in What do we want in terms of innovations from future gen consoles?   
    When it comes to gaming 9 times out of 10 the term "innovation" is a by word for experimental gimmick that barely friggin works. By now I think we have a pretty solid formula for what works and a controller or mouse and keyboard and a screen.  Going back to the early days when companies would "innovate" with crap like the power glove, light guns, motion controls or more recently the Kniect and PlayStation move is the absolute last thing I wanna see. So aside from accessories that makes games more accessible for people with disabilities like the XBox Adaptive Controller (vid below) all I want is for my hardware to work.
     
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Crazycrab in What is the best way to fight unethical practices in the video game industry?   
    I understand that from a capitalist standpoint, the company did nothing "wrong." I just know that if I made the kind of money they did with a game like that, I'd think back to the guy I persuaded to part with the rights for 10 grand and throw him a larger slice of profit of my own volition. I have a hard time believing it'd have inconvenienced them in a major way to pay him more than they originally did. I'm glad they settled though, and on the plus side, I expect he has made a lot more money through the trickle down through people outside of Poland finally realizing he exists =D
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Mini-games: love em or hate em?   
    There's only two that I have ever played that I enjoyed, but one of them may not count. The one that may not count is the fishing in Zelda OoT. I enjoy it because depending on the size of your catch, you get really good rewards. A heart piece as a kid, and the gold scale as an adult. It also gives you a distraction from the main game if you're kinda stressing out. Getting Epona is another fun one.
    The other minigame that I really enjoy is Triple Triad in FF8. It's a simple card game that most always took for granted, until they taught Quezacotl the card mod ability. Then they saw that the cards could be modified into really useful and important items. Also I just think it's loads of fun to play, and collect the cards. I just never go anywhere near the Queen Of Cards side quest. That always goes so far beyond enraging me, that I'll not only blow a gasket, everyone reading this will get a migraine that they can't find a reason for. When there's something like that, that pisses me off that much, I quit right then and there. It's also the reason I don't play DKC anymore. That game went above and beyond the psycho bitch factor. I have all 3 on SNES, but I don't touch them. That's a blown valve that I don't need.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Mini-games: love em or hate em?   
    Mini games and side activities in general can be a very effective and fun way to flesh out a game's world, but only if they're done well. Most of the time I enjoy them, but there is a couple of them I hate.
    The first one that comes to mind is the chest dispel mini-game in Kingdoms of Amalur. It's not only quite hard, but it's also merciless. Hurting you, inflicting a crippling curse or even killing you if you fail. I found myself just not bothering with them.
    Then there's pretty much everything in GTA4. The mini games like bowling, pool and... getting hammered, were admittedly well programmed and well deigned, but those NPC's constantly badgering you do them were so annoying.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Isometric games?   
    I would have to throw Q*Bert into this. I have loved this game since my early childhood, and love it to this day. I can't get enough of it. I even have it on my phone, so I can play it when I'm out. I highly recommend it to absolutely everyone, whether you like isometric games or not.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in How should I have leveled in Oblivion?   
    Every time you level up, the amount of health that is added to your total health bar is increased. How much it increases by is dictated by how high the character's current endurance is. You can grant your character much higher health in total by levelling endurance quickly and maxing it out as early as you can. You don't have to do t that way, but I find it's useful further into the game.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Does Quake 3 Arena run on Windows 10?   
    In Windows 10 if you go to your control panel you can choose to run older programs. It has the capability. I haven't used it much, but it hasn't let me down.

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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Does Quake 3 Arena run on Windows 10?   
    You can run just about anything compatible with Windows 7 Windows 10. In terms of the software architecture, they're very similar. If you try to run a Win7 game on Win10 and it doesn't work, you  can try running Windows Compatibility mode. Here's how.
     
    Right click on the game launcher and select "properties" and you should see something like this (I'm using Black Desert Online as an exaple, but isn't actully necessery to do this with this game, it works on Windows 10 just fine)

     
    I've highlighted the "compatibility tab. Click on that and you should see this;

     
    The compatibility troubleshooter is what it sounds like and can to detect if a program or game has a compatibility problem with Windows 10. The highlighted areas are a check box and drop down menu that allow to run a program as is the OS was an earlier version of Windows, like Windows 7. If you need to, make the selection the OS you want, hit "Apply" then try running the game again.
    Some games have problems running on more modern hardware (Fallout 3 comes to mind, or my nightmares), but solutions to that are usefully indigenous to the games themselves
    Hope that helps.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DC in Ask DC   
    Honestly, VGR's growth.
    Wrap the body to minimize order, make sure all doors and windows are locked. Protect myself.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Alyxx in Mass Effect combat tips?   
    No problem. Armatures are literal tanks and take a while to take down without proper weapon mods, but they shouldn't be that hard on Casual difficulty.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in What do you want from the future of VR?   
    PNP = Plug And Pray
    Pray that the damn thing works, that is.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Who likes Ice Cream ?   
    A group of people are gathered...
    Hello. My name is Shagger...
    ..."Hello Shagger...", they respond in unison...
     ... And I am a dairy addict. Milk, yogurt, cream, milkshake, iced cream, cheese, I can do without none of them. They always get so disappointed in me when they see the white stuff all over my face, but I'm only human! A simple, weak, unworthy specimen of humanity, just LEAVE ME ALONE!!!
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Shagger in Is it just me, or is Oblivion much harder than Skyrim?   
    @Crazycrab @Shagger Thank you very much for your detailed comments on all of this. The very fact I am going to have to re-read both of your posts multiple times to grok the levelling system tells me how convoluted they made it ... I screwed up levelling in Skyrim on my first playthrough but easily figured out what went wrong and how to fix it next time. And I am now almost positive I have levelled badly so far in Oblivion.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Crazycrab in Is it just me, or is Oblivion much harder than Skyrim?   
    @Crazycrab @Shagger Thank you very much for your detailed comments on all of this. The very fact I am going to have to re-read both of your posts multiple times to grok the levelling system tells me how convoluted they made it ... I screwed up levelling in Skyrim on my first playthrough but easily figured out what went wrong and how to fix it next time. And I am now almost positive I have levelled badly so far in Oblivion.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Crazycrab in Can’t figure out lockpicking mini-game in Oblivion   
    @Crazycrab First average lock picked successfully :) Great things are in my future =D Thanks again!
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Ask DC   
    You're in a cabin out in the wilderness for a vacation alone. You wake up and there's a dead body in your house. There's signs of a struggle, but nothing is misplaced. You can't call 911. The power is out and your phone is dead. You're snowed in. You're completely alone with this dead body, and no way out. What do you do?
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