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Yeah, lets wait until E3 and Bethesda's "big announcement" before we get too excited.

Fallout IV or TES VI will be unveiled there, I'm 99% certain (and pretty certain its the former).  Having learnt from this event, Bethesda will likely try to rig things from the start next time, instead of come in much later and try to take over.   We will have to see how the next game goes.

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Yeah, lets wait until E3 and Bethesda's "big announcement" before we get too excited.

Fallout IV or TES VI will be unveiled there, I'm 99% certain (and pretty certain its the former).  Having learnt from this event, Bethesda will likely try to rig things from the start next time, instead of come in much later and try to take over.   We will have to see how the next game goes.
This is going to be Starcraft 2 all over again, isn't it?
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Maybe. 

Incidentally, started playing Pillars of Eternity.  Only about 3 hours in, but enjoying it so far.  Its basically an updated Infinity Engine, but there's nothing wrong with that, it's what they advertised.  I'm playing a character with reasonable Perception and Intelligence first time around, as well, which is offering some....interesting conversation choices.   VA is a bit questionable in places, but I didn't really expect it to be amazing, nor was it advertised as such (I'm actually surprised there is even that much).

Interested in trying the Path of the Damned/Expert/Trial of Iron trifecta sometime.  Maybe solo...will have to think about classes carefully if so, though.

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I started Planescape: Torment a few weeks ago and was immediately blown away by the apparent depth and how much they didn't give a shit about making a fantasy game that was mainstream-friendly. I find it more immersive to play in vast, complicated, dense settings that I don't understand because that's basically the same as real life.

And then I got very quickly sidetracked by blowing my tax return on Bloodborne (and a PS4 to play it on). It's a stellar game in some respects, but it has some flaws that are hard to look past. Loading screen times are just one such flaw.

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I would  strongly recommend finishing Torment, when you get into the meat of what's going on it gets very, very good.


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VA - Yes, it's often somewhat meh, but adds to flavour at various points later. I've blasted a quick run with companions to get a feel for them, I suppose I should warn you that one has massive spoilers if you don't have him along with you, it was quite a twist for me due to totally ignoring them.

The trifecta's been done by at least a few classes in a non-exploit way, so it's certainly possible. Personally, I don't have the paitence for such things. It's like "Hardcore" mode in Diabo, I get the point, even appreciate it but in games involving any kind of grind or constant combat it's just guaranteeing a smashed something at somepoint.

Incidentally, there's been a breakdown of the conversation options and paths and if you're not playing a cipher you get kinda fucked over. Seems a lot of plot-ish things got shoved into them. You'll see what I mean.
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I'm a glutton for punishment tho, so that sort of thing suits me.  I did a whole "single character" run of Baldurs Gate (1+2 and ToB) and it wasn't even a Mage/Kensai, favoured dual class of cheesemongers everywhere.  Not Dead is Dead, though I am considering doing that for Skyrim, if I can setup streaming properly when I get my new graphics card (SkyRe for funsies, or Requiem for short streams).

And yeah, I've already noticed ciphers are getting some special treatment.

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Bethesda and Valve finally realised how badly they fucked up, and have backed down.  No more paid mods.

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Poe's law ;)

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Poe's law ;)

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So I made a mod

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/66376/?

It's nothing fancy, and more to deal with my own arachnophobia than anything else, but someone here might like it, I dunno.

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So I made a mod

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/66376/?

It's nothing fancy, and more to deal with my own arachnophobia than anything else, but someone here might like it, I dunno.

It makes me wish I had time to play! Maybe this summer I can.
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If you're going to play modded Skyrim...it will eat all of your free time.

Especially if you install those mods I linked to there.  That's an extra 50 hours of gameplay, right there.

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If you're going to play modded Skyrim...it will eat all of your free time.

Especially if you install those mods I linked to there.  That's an extra 50 hours of gameplay, right there.

Hmmm I guess I probably best not, then. :(
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GIVE UP YOUR DEGREE AND PLAY MODDED SKYRIM FOR A LIVING.