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video games and music sure are neat... i am currently "moving" this account to kbin.run

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Goddamn, yeah. I dont play a lot of competitive multiplayer, but I actually was decent at tribes ascend. I remember in whichever game mode where you have to hold the flag for as long as possible I was pretty decent. I wasn't great at shooting people, but once I got that flag I could skate so fast it was tough for people to catch me.

Simply nothing like it nowadays.

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Mentioning smoking breaks is a big part, I think. At a place I used to work if you smoked you basically got free extra breaks to take care of it that other associates did not, and depending how tough your job is it could be an incentive.

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Not every switch game runs poorly.

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You didn't, I'm just saying that since there are many great switch games that run just fine it's not quite a hard pro and con situation where the switch experience is always so poor that it'd make the Deck a sheer upgrade worth the money.

Just depends on how much you value that performance, I'm able to get used to 30 FPS pretty decently, so the Switch is much better for me at the price point and ease of use, but I know there's definitely a contingent of players who really value performance and your comment comes into play for them.

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I call foul play, there was no "taking on" just "swimming near"

whats your unconcious sign that you really really like the game you are playing

So i just noticed that when i really like the game at some point i will at once play the game and watch the stream/youtube wideo of the game( usualy speedrun or aome hardcore challenge). I noticed it recently with anno 1800 but now that i think about it i did that with tales of arise, eu4 ,kings bounty,total war,hades and...

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When I start making notepad lists of long term goals or shopping lists and such, usually in open world games with lots of tasks where you'd forget on your own what you might be working toward

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It's part of how you can gather materials more on demand or long term than hoping you loot some or going and buying them, and it's about being able to make your own space to live in and feel like you made something neat.

I tried to make a ship to live out of with every crafting station and tons of cargo, but the ship just ended up massive and unwieldy to move around in.

I ended up creating a base with lots of organized storage and such so that I can now have whatever size and kind of ship I want, just for funsies, and I can leave all the storage and crafting shit at "home".

I'm glad they let you gain materials and such in different ways, so if I really really wanted to, I could just bust my ass running missions and use my money to buy mats.

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Well, I enjoy them, and enjoyment is the point of me playing this game. If you like things like Minecraft or Terraria/Starbound/the building portions of Valheim, then you can find enjoyment in outpost construction. Otherwise, you might like it as a way to make resources or a way to store things and have a living space without resorting to a ship that you're locked to because any other ship not made to accommodate all of your crap and need for workstations won't do.

The pros are not purely creative, but that is a pro if you're into that. Every game has parts that some people will like and others won't like, just because you think sandbox elements have no point by definition doesn't mean someone like me won't enjoy noodling around in Garry's Mod without any mechanical incentive. Exploring the mechanical space of a game and creating just to create can be fun. Not for everyone, but it can be in its own right.

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I think when a new post is posted and it hits the front page it bumps all the other posts back by that many, which will make them get bumped from the end of one page into the beginning of the next

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I can scroll for hours on all or something, but when it comes to subbed magazines/communities I'm actually interested in, and then content within those I'm truly interested in engaging in, it gets trimmed down significantly

Starfield players are being haunted by asteroids (www.rockpapershotgun.com)

Over the weekend, Starfield players began to share reports of a strange paranormal infestation. There are asteroids in the game that, for reasons known only to gods and/or programmers, follow you from orbit to orbit, flying eerily in formation with your ship, and sometimes even accompanying you to a planet's surface. "In one of...

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My best guess is that it's a debris effect from your ship taking damage, and it's supposed to fly away and expire, but somehow got stuck instead of disappearing, so now it's an "effect" on your character that doesn't know its supposed to have timed out already.

Other Bethesda games, especially Skyrim, had bugs like this of status effects that would get stuck on your character longer than they were supposed to and you'd only realize hours later when your character has some weird blue fog following them

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Sad that your sticking points are making it too difficult to enjoy the game properly, but I also can't say you're wrong. They made it very easy to fast travel around and they gave us a jump range that hardly matters since fuel is infinite, and your ships can be teleported around with you with no problem or cost.

My reference point is Elite Dangerous, and you're right, the sense of scale in Starfield just isn't there. I enjoy the space setting a lot as a backdrop and change of pace from other Bethesda titles, and I love exploring space complexes, bases, and orbital stations, and the planets with flora and fauna are quite beautiful, but you definitely don't feel like you're in a large galaxy that you must traverse and explore, and as a result there's no incentive to specialize your ships for exploring or anything like that.

I'm able to forgive it more because I already have Elite if I want a space game that heavily commits to having a price for exploring and object permanence in the galaxy, that game's traversal is more time consuming and difficult and so it makes it harder to play in short bursts and more casually considering the fact that I can't just save scum and if my ship is destroyed it can be very costly. I do like the balance Starfield brought my personal space game variety in this respect, which helps me forgive the issues youre having, but they are still real issues with the game.

I think it's possible for a good deal of it to be alleviated eventually with mods, but the game Bethesda gave us by itself has some real caveats, absolutely.

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Funnily enough playing BotW on CEMU was what got me to get a switch, it was just so good I wanted to play it without any caveats or messing with settings or working around the gyro controls and the allure of playing it portably anywhere was high.

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The quests you get from the quest boards, especially the ones with the hourglass icons can be pretty much blanket ignored. Otherwise you can tell when talking to the quest giver if Alexios/Kassandra accepts the quest generically and doesn't respond to anything the giver says very specifically other than "I'll take care of it" or things like that.

I love the shit out of that game, have been world exploring and only doing the unique side quests.

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You can just pay off your bounties instantly at any time from the map screen, and I've always had so much money in that game that I've never had to deal with a bounty hunter unless I wanted to, and I don't even sell any gear, I dismantle it all.

If you're a compulsionary completionist then the game is probably too big, but they make it as friendly as they can to not have to complete the world. Unique gear drops only seem to come from unique Cultist leaders or checking vendors, and there's no achievements for completing all map markers, it's just supplemental content for XP and some gear or if you just really want to do it, there's no huge cost to just moving on to actual quest content if you want.

They don't tell you when you've completed a whole region for a reason, to disincentivize completing it all unless you're a madman. I'm doing world completion just because I like grinding the game, but it's been two years in the making with big breaks in between, and if you ever feel like your gear or levels are behind the curve and you have to grind, the difficulty settings can be changed and can be set as forgiving as you like, they actually alter the level scaling and RPG aspects.

I think it's a great game worth playing, but you do need to be ready to tell yourself when enough is enough because they give you too much for weirdos like me that just wanna experience it all over a really long... Odyssey.

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Sorry, my intent was not to sound condescending, I was erring on the side that you weren't aware of the ways you could get around those issues in order to enjoy the parts you wanted to. Your criticisms are definitely valid, I would agree that even needing to know about the workarounds sort of proves that what was included wasn't an entirely cohesive and tight product to begin with, the way I played is not necessarily right or wrong, and neither is yours, it's just how I was able to mine the most enjoyment out of what was there.

My main idea is to not let someone see your comment and assume that that's how the game is and there's not another way to enjoy it or any clear ways to identify where content you'd want to play begins and ends, I was able to figure out and selective play the parts I enjoy, but even still there is content in that game that I skip because it's, definitively, not fun. Even still, it's become one of my favorite games of all time, but no one game is for everyone, thanks for the mature discussion, sincerely!

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The ones that aren't timed (don't have the hourglass icons) are worth picking up because they're all just like "kill 20 Athenians", "sink 5 ships", basically shit you're already doing, so you just swing by, pick them up, and keep playing like you already were and randomly one will pop and you'll get fat XP for doing what you were doing already anyway, but that's only if you want the extra XP, it's totally unnecessary

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Once you get the perks you want you totally can hold onto it. Every ten levels all of your perk and major attack stat bonuses on gear get more powerful, (but there's no stat bonus to upgrading before the 10 level threshold at all) even when you upgrade the same old gear you had, but it happens at the "first" level of each ten, so not at level 20, instead it's 21, 31, 41, etc.

Basically I've had the "same" gear for like 30 or 40 levels, now, just every time I hit the new stat range I go and upgrade all of it. It costs a shitload of gold, but aside from ship upgrades I don't have another major gold sink, so it's worth it to me, my perk loadout is extremely optimized for assassin damage, which is important for me since I'm basically playing it as an open world stealth game where I only fight if I get caught, I can one shot anyone I want, no exaggeration (using critical assassination when necessary).

The final ship upgrades are very expensive, yeah, just seems like they give you something to grind for if you get that far

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It's not always the best option, like if you wanna save your gold for the ship upgrades it'll eat a big chunk out of that, but you could totally keep your gear perks that way if you really like them, you can upgrade at 61, don't have to wait for 62

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I don't play a lot of TCG, but Forced Showdown halfway counts as long as you're cool with the action side of the game. One of my favorites of all time.

Also, a lot of the Yu Gi Oh games probably count since there a lot with heavy single player content.

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Fuck, you got really lucky. There were so many aspects of that whole situation that you could've died from, even just the ladder.

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Probably five or six years ago when I was around 20 I went with my Uncle and his family to the beach. After we were finished and the sun began to go down, we washed off in our swimsuits in the outdoor showers.

Nearby they had some benches to sit on that were made out of the same concrete as the ground, smoothly sloping up out of it to form each bench. I was walking across one of these waiting for the rest of the family to finish rinsing off, and extremely stupidly walked down the end, down the slope, which, of course, was completely slick wet from being near the showers.

As soon as my first foot touches the slope, I slip backwards, with just enough time before impact to think "I really fucked up, this might not be good at all..."

The back of my head impacted the concrete slope of the bench, and it hurt like a mother fucker, but I didn't lose consciousness or awareness. After gripping my head and cursing for a few seconds my Uncle arrived at me and found my head to be bleeding, but the cut was not so wide as to need stitches.

We returned to his house nearby and after my head clotted up, i realized I needed to drive myself home, 40 minutes away on the freeway, and I felt... a bit dazed after the impact. I didn't feel sleepy at all, and after waiting for about half an hour, I decided I had to go home. I felt a little foggy until the next day, or maybe I'm just that foggy now and Im used to it.

There's a scar where hair doesn't grow, and sometimes I wonder if my universe forked to keep me alive somehow and I was supposed to just die instead, because it was entirely created by my idiocy and if seems silly I got that lucky. Sometimes I have dreams still where I'll slip on something and relive the sequence of slipping, accepting the imminent possibility of death, and everything sort of slows down increasingly until I fade to white and wake up.

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Oh man, one time I decided to replay Saints Row 4 randomly around Christmas a few years ago. For some reason completely unknown to me, unplanned, I just started playing and... for the next two days I didn't stop or play or do anything else, I just did... everything. I 100% completed the game in some weird fever dream session.

I don't even like the game that much! I love SR2 and 3, but I haven't even 100%'d those! It wasn't hard to do at all, but it still stands out to me as a weird achievement that I just sort of... accidentally ended up doing for reasons beyond my understanding. I guess the game was addicting, somehow.

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Just to go on the other side, you're clearly a substantial poster of interesting content on the gaming Fediverse, even if it ends up as articles about the latest large games. You also participate in the comments sections with pretty level opinions, and it blows my mind that that person was calling this a "nothingburger" of a post even though they're obviously bookended by tons of engagement.

Just absurd. Keep up the good work.

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How do you feel about/have you played Andromeda? I love the ME trilogy, and I was a quarter through ME2 doing a trilogy replay as well, but then Starfield released. I'll get back to it eventually though. I haven't played Andromeda myself, but I feel like it couldn't possibly be as terrible as the kickback it got on release.

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It seems like it was cursed with "how the heck do you follow that up?" Syndrome. And sadly the facial animations seemed at the time to be the critical anchor that all the general issues surrounded and were exemplified by.

I hope in the future Bioware steps back from adding those "MMO side quest" style side content they began including for Inquisition, it did really change the feel of the whole game having those there.

Interesting to hear about the first act dragging, I actually think this is a problem echoed by Starfield, whose first 12 hours are confusing as you don't understand where and how to access the different types of gameplay at will, and it's too early on in your character's development to be able to really fully engage and figure out the ship and outpost construction. By then the people who don't have patience or weren't interested in the game to begin with have likely already had their opinions begin to solidify.

I wonder if Bioware will try an Andromeda 2 down the line, I think that universe deserves another shot.

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That's sad news about the studio. I suppose some people forgot that the original Mass Effect had quite a few issues and it wasn't until 2 that it got real good, and having that bar set at a payoff that was only possible through three games of narrative choices and carryover was impossible to hit for Andromeda.

Atheists, is there anything religious that sticks with you to this day?

I am Ganesh, an Indian atheist and I don’t eat beef. It’s not like that I have a religious reason to do that, but after all those years seeing cows as peaceful animals and playing and growing up with them in a village, I doubt if I ever will be able to eat beef. I wasn’t raised very religious, I didn’t go to temple...

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I'd say I'm agnostic, but my parents also didn't force religion on me, my dad is Catholic, and my mom is Thai Buddhist, and I view the Buddhist ideology to strive for being satisfied without material as an honorable goal. I feel as if I believe that attaining that mindset really is nirvana, and I don't think you need to be particularly religious to think that's possible.

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To be honest, after high school it just either doesn't seem like most people I know my age are very religious at all either way, or otherwise it doesn't come up.

I haven't had anyone give me shit for it, personally, I don't take offense to online meme bashing, everybody gets it

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Absolutely. A huge reason why soulslikes are so beloved. Through a huge combination of deliberate decisions touching nearly every facet of the game, an ethos is crafted all for the sake of intriguing the player, challenging the player's mind and physical execution, and then triumphing, with discovery of several forms peppered throughout the way.

The lack of a map, enabled by a well designed and memorable world is one of the best examples for me. Nothing else I've played quite matches navigating Dark Souls without a map. You're in one spot of this large, interconnected, seamless world. You just finished grinding an item in Darkroot Garden, and you want to return to Firelink.

Mentally, a collage of images appears in my mind, laying a pathway, a map of the world, the different paths and elevators I must take to get to where I need to go, and I begin walking, and I follow my own directions. That experience is all over the place in that game, and for all the obtuseness that's in there, it was still so worth it to commit to that design so hard.

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Absolutely. There are a few studios I love so much that I know what they produce I'll enjoy well enough to find it worth it, and so I'll watch a gameplay trailer or two to get a baseline understanding of the type of game I should expect, and as soon as I'm satisfied by the premise, that's it.

I wait for release and explore around the possibilities myself and wonder things, and test things, and get mad that I didn't realize I could do a thing the whole time, but it's really just an awesome way to experience a game.

Of course, this only works if I trust that the studio will put out a baseline of quality and expected type of gameplay. If a game is of questionable quality money becomes a larger issue than ideal experience.

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God, yes, they did such a good job on the show. MASSIVE SPOILERS, but I loved how they handled the scene with Joel and the doctors. They cut it off, leaving it ambiguous whether he kills them or not, meanwhile in the game the player is given the ability to kill them, but is not forced to. It translates that perfectly.

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That's an extremely difficult situation to deal with. I'm glad you were able to get some help. It's very easy to spiral down and sometimes you might feel like you deserve that spiral, getting out can be a real climb.

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It's about time to rewatch Avatar, isn't it...

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I can understand that having pronouns or nonbinary or trans characters in games can be a bit of a culture shock. As a culture we're beginning to grow more overall accepting of these people that have been here all along, but never felt comfortable to "be a seen part of society" out of fear. The same sort of thing happened, or is still happening, with homosexuality, though that's further along the acceptance curve than trans/nonbinary.

Eventually it won't be so obviously "woke garbage" that sticks out to you as something noticeable and startling, and it'll be just another feature of the game like anything else, just another NPC like any other, but that one gets called "they" instead of him or her. It takes time for it all to become normalized and not be something you raise eyebrows at and feel upset by. You may always wonder sometimes what gender someone is identifying as when it may not be obvious, but it will become easier to simply ask them, or be okay with not knowing, it's okay to not know.

I'm not going to pretend that mentally working through these things isn't a part of this whole process, but trying to somehow fight back against it by calling it all garbage and refusing to extend the hand to understand where it's all coming from is... inappropriate, we all need to get along, we all live on this planet together and the only way to make it the best it can be is to try and understand each other.

Sure, you may have a point in there about desiring a platform where people can upload any mod they like, and that could totally be a thing, Nexus Mods doesn't want that to be their thing, specifically, and whether you're okay with that or not is your perspective, and I'm okay with that, but you should try and understand why Nexus is taking that stance. Nonbinary and trans people are on the back foot, culturally, so it's clear that many places will take a stand to hard defend their representation because they're so far behind the "biological genders" and could use a helping hand.

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Depends on if the character's supposed to be a self insert. In a game with deep customization you may be trying to make yourself, and not playing as Lara Croft or Geralt, so being able to choose your pronouns helps immersion, and immersion's a big deal to many players who'll take it anywhere they can get it in a game, whether it's pronouns, or being able to see your torso and feet when you look down.

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I didn't say that understanding and agreement are the same. What I wanted was for that user to understand where the other side was coming from, and acknowledge that, and if they still had a different opinion, then okay, but I just wanted to try and explain the side I'm on in a less directly hostile way than the other commenters are.

You make some logical points, I won't go into my opinion since it already seems clear, hope you have a nice night, genuinely, people should be able to discuss this stuff maturely.

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I think video games' volatility and ties to specific hardware and issues of bugs and technical problems hold them back from being the best medium.

Almost all other kinds of art are much more easily preserved in their original form and have more longevity and deliverance of artistic intent.

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For someone like me that was trying to maximize facilities in a minimum amount of ship sections I'd love for there to be more clear info out there

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I assume whatever wizardry is going on with the auto placement of ladders and doors gets much more complicated if you were allowed to flip them, but I agree, it really sucks being pretty heavily led to make long ass ships because making them wide is not as natural or means using multiple smaller habs instead

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I'd really prefer being able to load into your ship interior during construction and marking ladder or door points that way, but having the ability to do it from the exterior view would be handy too. I'd assume the ability to move facilities within a hab would also be extremely useful so you didn't have to choose between losing a workbench or putting a door where you want it.

It's just difficult to imagine what it's like walking through your ship and just how far it feels to walk certain distances.

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Which one? I played the one that was released on Switch, which is just the OG and had the same controls. What do you mean recent? You mean the 2010 remake?

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Oh wow, how's it hold up? I think the Xbox version of that 2010 remake came out in 2011, the original was a Wii game. I assume that means they made it backwards compatible.

That's a full on reimagining of the original game, new Bond and everything, so the balance wouldn't be comparable to playing the actual original with modern controls, but I heard it was a better game than you'd expect from messing with the original Goldeneye.

I was talking about the original Goldeneye 64 that came out on Switch's NSO N64 games.

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It'd be hard to find because it's just called GoldenEye 007 link

I didn't even know there was a modern control scheme in that, wow! How's that mess with it?

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absolutely, such a huge, gorgeous world to explore. the photo mode is great for this game.

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