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Literate Chaotic / Re: Blood under Red Light
« on: April 15, 2015, 07:33:38 pm »
Yeah, but PIGS BLOOD!  You can never have too much.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Blood under Red Light
« on: April 15, 2015, 07:05:13 pm »
You should be able to get pigs blood, no questions asked, from your local butcher.

If local butchers still exist in Canada, anyway.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: April 15, 2015, 04:21:18 pm »
I do seem to recall speculation about how the brain handles pain in relation to this, a few years back now.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: BIG MAN PLANS
« on: April 15, 2015, 05:50:49 am »
Psh, you don't need superinteligent snakes.  They'll just do really simple experiments.

Eventually, we can select those with the most aptitude for breeding, eventually culminating in SCIENCE SNAKES that have an intuitive grasp of emprical methods and approaches.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: BIG MAN PLANS
« on: April 15, 2015, 05:06:23 am »
When I am rich, I will fund a snake lab.

It will be a lab entirely populated by snakes, where humans are experimented on.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: BIG MAN PLANS
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:55:46 pm »
When I am rich, I will hire Thomas Friedman to write essays, under the pretence of being a new newspaper.

In actuality, his essays will be used as advanced examples of how not to write English, for my English as a Foreign Language business empire.

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Armrests will just start giving you ideas above your station.

I have armrests, and look at me.  The very model of a malcontent worker and industrial saboteur.  I think Lillie is onto something.

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It's so freaking huge you have to, just to see everything.

I've been putting off, so my gameplay will be blind after some point (blind is more fun, IMO).

Plot any good? To be honest I got through a few of the other DA videos you did and the plot just wasn't grabbing me at all. POE has raised the bar for writing again somewhat and I've not got particularly high hopes for the next torment, more on a gut feeling than anything.

It starts off a lot more quickly than the first game.  This has its good and bad points.  Lots of stuff involving the Inquisition as a group is resolved pretty quickly, and the main enemy is revealed at the end of the first major act.

Problems are: it's essentially a sequel to Dragon Age 2.  Makes sense, since Dragon Age 2 was intended to be a much smaller game, before EA changed their mind.  Villain was introduced in a DA2 DLC...so people who never played that have no idea who he is.  Problems maintaining tension in an open world format - you basically never feel rushed to do anything.  Lots of busywork minor quests - collecting pelts, finding shards, picking flowers etc.

Character writing is good, as you'd expect from Bioware. Freddie Prinze Jr does some actual acting, which is worth seeing (or listening to), LGBT issues handled sensitively, romances are said to be excellent.  Plot writing...less so.  Very good twist at the end though, if you know anything about the lore.  I do like the idea of Inquisition though...that eventually, when the world goes to shit enough, people start pushing back.  Kinda uplifting, considering current world events.  Song time is terrible though, should have been banned.

Just finished up the first act and....OMG that singing part. Why?! A hundred times WHY?! I did actually LOL when they showed the close-up of Cullen singing though, so I guess there's that. I had played the DLC for DA2 that included the main villain, but didn't even make the connection until you mentioned it now (it has been a while though).

I am enjoying it though. Combat took some adjusting to, especially since I'm on console. While I was/am slightly annoyed at the potion cap, both in the amount able to be carried and the limit on types each member can carry, I suppose it is more realistic. Gets a bit overwhelming/scattered feeling due to the amount of side quests, collections, etc., so the main quest doesn't feel as hurried, as you mentioned.

Could not figure out how to import the specs from my previous two games, which was kind of frustrating since I replayed both for that specific purpose. But I chalk it up to it being somehow more difficult because I'm on a console, and I admit at the time I started playing, I was a bit impatient to spend much more time on trying to figure it out.

Either way, still having fun with it.

Former saves are imported by use of Dragon Age Keep.  You sign up to the site under your XBox Live/PSN/Origin username, enter in the correct worldstate and then upload it.

Bioware have always struggled with difficult combat.  The artificial health potition scarcity might make a difference...if you couldn't just fast travel to any camp and get replenished.  Guard and barrier are good ideas though.  Shame they basically ruined the tactical menu, however, that was very disappointing. 

In Your Heart Shall Burn was a great quest, with a great conclusion.  The assault on Haven is very well done, IMO.  All the large storyline quests, as far as I can tell or have heard, have pretty good denouements, as do some of the personal companion quests.

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More liek "glute-free singles", amirite?

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I've always been interested in trying melatonin, but unfortunately it's banned in the UK (last time I checked, anyway).  Which is pretty humorous, when you think about it. 

I have had some success with "herbal" over the counter sleep aids, which have some benefits on actual sleeping pills, such as virtually no side effects.  However, I'm not sure how helpful they would be in your case, Roger.  They're fairly light - you feel drowsy for half an hour, which helps you drop off to sleep if you're determined to do so.  But you can resist the effects by force of will, and depending on how exactly your brain has been affected, they may be of absolutely no use at all.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Blood under Red Light
« on: April 14, 2015, 04:05:45 am »
 :roll:

Even "de-oxygenated" venous blood still has a good 75% oxygen saturation, and while initial blood contact with the air can almost reach the high saturation that arterial blood has (roughly 99%) this quickly diminishes due to red blood cells dying.  Therefore, after any prolonged exposure to to the air, blood will take on a darker colour, and this process is quicker with venous blood due to the lower overall saturation level.

If you're going to be a pendant, at least be meticulous about it.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Blood under Red Light
« on: April 14, 2015, 03:40:03 am »
Stage blood apparently looks like chocolate sauce under a red light, so black might not be far off, especially if its venous blood.

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It's so freaking huge you have to, just to see everything.

I've been putting off, so my gameplay will be blind after some point (blind is more fun, IMO).

Plot any good? To be honest I got through a few of the other DA videos you did and the plot just wasn't grabbing me at all. POE has raised the bar for writing again somewhat and I've not got particularly high hopes for the next torment, more on a gut feeling than anything.

It starts off a lot more quickly than the first game.  This has its good and bad points.  Lots of stuff involving the Inquisition as a group is resolved pretty quickly, and the main enemy is revealed at the end of the first major act.

Problems are: it's essentially a sequel to Dragon Age 2.  Makes sense, since Dragon Age 2 was intended to be a much smaller game, before EA changed their mind.  Villain was introduced in a DA2 DLC...so people who never played that have no idea who he is.  Problems maintaining tension in an open world format - you basically never feel rushed to do anything.  Lots of busywork minor quests - collecting pelts, finding shards, picking flowers etc.

Character writing is good, as you'd expect from Bioware. Freddie Prinze Jr does some actual acting, which is worth seeing (or listening to), LGBT issues handled sensitively, romances are said to be excellent.  Plot writing...less so.  Very good twist at the end though, if you know anything about the lore.  I do like the idea of Inquisition though...that eventually, when the world goes to shit enough, people start pushing back.  Kinda uplifting, considering current world events.  Song time is terrible though, should have been banned.

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It's so freaking huge you have to, just to see everything.

I've been putting off, so my gameplay will be blind after some point (blind is more fun, IMO).

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