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Enjoy California, Wizard Joseph.

EoC, did you install MGSO?  As I'm using OpenMW, I've not installed any as I want a complete vanilla playthrough before I start modding, but because the engine is better optimised, some of the textures and meshes display better.  Also MGSO doesn't work with OpenMW, so I'd need to do some research into textures that are compatible and that I like.

TBH I'm more interested in installing Tamriel Rebuilt once I'm done, and Skyrim: Home of the Nords once it's updated.  But I have to complete Tribunal and Bloodmoon first...

Yeah, I played about 10 minutes vanilla and decided I couldn't get past the graphics. I went with MGSO because I've never modded and it seemed like a pretty foolproof method. I just don't want to end up tinkering. I went with a pretty middle of the road setup, but everything is markedly better than before. It's now what I remember Morrowind being like. Memory is funny.

Things I miss:
constant sense of danger
overwhelming scale
general Morrowind weirdness

Things I didn't miss:
glitching into trees
follower one shot killing me with an AoE spell while I meleed a rat
god damn motherfucking cliff racers

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Well, MMOs are a slightly different beast in my opinion.

Skyrim does have a similar question, No Stone Unturned.  It's made somewhat cheaper by the ability to fast travel from the map, but otherwise it's somewhat similar.  Throw in some other mods, like say Frostfall (to make travel harder) and Requiem (to make everything else harder) and it's actually something of an achievement. 

If you want a full list of differences between at least the last three games, look here, it should give you a rough idea.  IMO Skyrim was way too rushed to be considered a complete game anyway (civil war...unfinished, at least two faction questlines plots so flimsy as to not even be worth it, so many bugs...) but they did show they were following up on at least some of the problems highlighted in Oblivion (levelled loot and enemy lists).

Well, Morrowind was on sale over the weekend so I installed it with a full graphic overhaul suite.

You complete bastard.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Get Miserable
« on: August 06, 2016, 08:47:03 pm »
YES.

In any activism related discussion this always seems to come up. Hillary Clinton mentioned New Bedford in her DNC speech. After law school she addressed a problem where students with disabilities weren't accommodated by the school system, often staying home and not being educated. Immediately local forums lit up with things like "oh well she got paid for it so she was just doing her job," as if making a living somehow negates good work. These people would never be happy. Advocate for the homeless? Well what are you doing on facebook, you can do more if you sell your phone and donate the money! Get Miserable!

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Also, while I'm here: kids today want to bitch about "annoying fetch sidequests" in video games?

I have two more people to kill and I'll have completed Threads of the Webspinner.  You little shits are spoiled rotten.

I love quest markers and minimaps and path highlighting, but for all the guesswork and frustration they eliminate from games, they also destroy a certain element of immersion.

Even in an massive, well crafted, and masterful modern game, any gamer will complacently follow the little blip on the map to just get where they need to be. Why wouldn't you? And in doing so there's a certain element that's missed out on. It's why I think Morrowind is the strongest Elder Scrolls. No fast travel, and vague at best instructions, and you're not chasing around a little yellow marker, essentially letting the game do the work for you.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 05, 2016, 10:54:30 am »
I wish they would make the Olympics go back to once every four years. With the summer and winter split up, it just feels like it's Olympics all the damn time. I don't even know anyone who cares about them anymore.

The only thing I care about in these games is that for the first time there's a refugee team, nationless and representing the global refugee crisis.

It's gutwrenching.

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That's pretty fucking special.

Right? The tidal moon lock won't do a thing against eons of water memory.

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I have a certain group of friends trying really hard to convince me to waste my vote writing in bernie.

I just don't understand.  Nobody likes Clinton, but how is keeping Trump away from political power not the #1 goal of this election???

People have gotten pretty mad at me for posting my opinion on that. I find them horrifying, in a DEAR GOD IS THAT GRANDMA WHY IS SHE COVERED IN LEECHES HOW ARE THERE SO MANY LEECHES kind of way, and they find me rude.

In the 24 hours since I said Clinton haters on facebook sounding like they wanted to wear her as a skin suit, I have seen 0 Clinton hating posts.

I'm calling that a victory.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Zoophilia and Industrial Meat
« on: July 29, 2016, 08:34:27 pm »
We've seen quite a range of intro posts before but damn.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Roger
« on: July 28, 2016, 12:32:08 pm »
I think he meant ech. We all know you wish ill will to everyone.

 :lulz:

And yes, thanks, I found the post it refers to.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Roger
« on: July 28, 2016, 12:06:38 pm »
You outright stated that I am less than human. 

Roger, you drama whore, you. I said you've been barking like a dog. I'm not sure that equates to calling you an animal. I thought you understood creative writing. It's called an analogy, you senile fool.

Uh... he blocks you on FB, you come on down to PD, shit on his thread then open another to shit more, sling casual insults and implications of your superiority at all and sundry the whole way

.. and ROGER is the drama whore.

 :crackhead: <-- ITT,
Cuddlefish won't be sharing

Hey, Wiz. I take shits with a higher IQ than you. Fuck off. But, as EoC would say, I have no ill will towards you.

Bringing me up here is...bizarre?

 :?

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I am pretty excited because I just got to use science to tell someone to go lick an asshole.

 :lulz:

GOLD

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 27, 2016, 01:47:51 pm »
Man, I bet Pratchett could have written one hell of a Discworld book about all this.

 :sad:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: Roger
« on: July 22, 2016, 11:47:36 pm »
Dimo, you seem unwell.

I know shit's not been great for you for a while. Your posts in this thread, or on facebook where it started, do not come across as somebody in their right frame of mind.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Stalker
« on: July 22, 2016, 04:52:12 pm »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Credit

Quote
Sesame Credit is a social credit scoring system being constructed by Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of the Chinese Alibaba Group. It uses data from Alibaba's services to compile its score. The highly controversial score is used to rank citizen in China based on a variety of factors. This is a system that is soon to be mandatory in China beginning in the year 2020. [1][2]

Baihe.com, a Chinese matchmaking company, uses Sesame Credit data as part of its service.[2]

Sesame Credit has denied rumors that their rating includes data gathered from social media activity.

That's the very short version, it's considerably more fucked up than that implies. This is essentially using social peer pressure to try and control a population. The compliant ostracise the dissidents and you get a handy up to the second accurate list of who are/are not enemies of the state.

Expand the implications to families and groups of people and you've got something really fucking special. Dad going out drinking on a thursday means Mum is banned for the hairdresser for a week. A daughter skips school one afternoon so the Son is assigned detention to be completed before leaving. You can go anywhere with this and use it to condition the living fuck out of people.

At least England is dull enough that it will just use it to issue fines to fucking everyone.

Holy shit.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Stalker
« on: July 21, 2016, 07:37:56 pm »
 :lulz:

It's creepy, and then there's the porn spam, and it is there that this becomes a p3nt piece.

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