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[#] Thu Dec 08 2011 15:15:14 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Does the witch and he duck weigh the same?

[#] Thu Dec 08 2011 16:19:34 EST from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I'm digging the Skyrim 1.3 patch, though there are still plenty of minor issues... Amazing game though. I still feel like I've only just begun to scratch the surface...

[#] Thu Dec 08 2011 16:38:39 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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got in way over my head. I've made it to something like level 14 and still stubbornly running around in fine leather armor, because I'm (stubbornly) dedicated to light armor. Meanwhile, dwarven plate is available (on my follower) and everything around me is leveling up. need to find some elven stuff, and soon.

I'm stuck in some fort, and when I walk outside there will be a small army AND a dragon waiting for me. Will probably be able to win the fight with a few more attempts, but damn.

[#] Fri Dec 09 2011 21:14:23 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Stealth is a rough way to go if you stick to it.  But, it's also more entertaining. I hope you can find elf armor, or improve your current armor enough, soon.  Perhaps you need to augment your armor with a little alteration magic?

Glass armor is awesome, though.  If you can find it.

Or, finish the Theive's guild questline up to a certain point, and you'll get some armor that's pretty decent for stealthy types.

Level 51 now.  I've finished a good bit of the Thieve's Guild quests (which is absolutely beautiful, incidentally, but I gave up the skeleton key), and the Dark Brotherhood questline (which is both funny, and disturbing, but you get a really nice horse for it).  I've also finished the mage circle's quests, and the companion's quest (although I haven't bothered to get rid of that pesky lychanthrope thing).

I should probably work on the Blades quest line, which I suspect is the main quest line of the game.  I've asked the Greybeards for all the locations they can give me, yet I know there are more words for me to learn yet (as I do not have all of my shouts completed).  The most awe-inspiring shout has to be the one that brings forth a storm.  It's also the one that can get you in hot water if you call it in town (unless, of course, you don't mind having a stiff bounty on your head).

If you get into the Dark Brotherhood quest line, you'll have to decide whether or not to kill Cicero, the jester.  Honestly, how could I kill someone so creepily amusing?  It's like having a twisted version of Mark Hamill's Joker character in Skyrim.

[#] Sun Dec 11 2011 10:07:16 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Elven and glass stuff is starting to appear. I bought an incomplete set of Elven stuff, and applied an enchantment or two to it, and scavenged a glass war-axe from somewhere.

I don't stealth. Well I do, but it's not in any way a major part of my M.O. I'm about as subtle as a kick to the groin.

And I made it out of aforementioned trap much more easily by using the outer fort's layout to better advantage.

[#] Sun Dec 11 2011 22:45:17 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Ah, very good then!

So you move around a lot, I take it, if you aren't doing much with stealth.
Otherwise, I can't think the light armor does much for you. I use either no armor, or light armor, but between stealth and spells, I manage to avoid dying too quickly.

[#] Mon Dec 12 2011 22:46:49 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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It's actually pretty paradoxical, but I found with Oblivion that if you really dedicate yourself to light armor and max the skills out, it ends up being essentially as good as heavy armor. By the endgame you're able to max your character's armor rating no matter which you use. And you get all the advantages of mobility, spell casting, and better archery. I do tend to stay mobile, run around, dart in and out of fights.

Not liking the lack of the archery zoom-in in Skyrim, but archery was always just a secondary thing for me anyway. Take a few shots until the opponent charges, and then switch to swords.

[#] Wed Dec 14 2011 13:36:06 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I suspect the zoom-in for archery is a perk, but I haven't explored it enough to know yet. So far, I've maxed stealth, conjoration, and alteration.

[#] Wed Dec 14 2011 15:50:24 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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in Oblivion, it used to be the right mouse button, right? That's now your off-hand.

[#] Wed Dec 14 2011 17:45:16 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Heh, I never really got into archery enough to know the trick for it.

[#] Sun Dec 18 2011 17:44:11 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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I'm really digging Star Wars: The Old Republic. I played in one of the beta weekends, not even intending to buy the
game, and ended up pre-ordering, and now I have early access. The game officially opens on the 20th, but they are
ramping it up with the pre-orders and gradually adding servers and balancing loads and whatnot so that there's a
smooth experience all around.

It's a lot like playing the various Bioware games (e.g. Mass Effect, Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age), if not
quite as graphically fancy, but you also have the option to play with other people. Single-player experience is key
for me because I'm rarely able to predict when I'm going to be able to play, so it's very difficult to coordinate
with friends for big missions. Plus, frankly, I don't like the idea that I should have to put video game events on
the calendar and plan around them. It's a game. It
should stay that way.

My wife has been fairly tolerant so far. It helps that she feels guilty for sideswiping my car in the driveway.

[#] Mon Dec 19 2011 16:48:23 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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<laughs> I'm a Lord of the Rings Online fan. (Long term Tolkien geek) but I've been hearing good things about SWOTR. Won't have time for it. But may look over someone's shoulder to see what it's like.

[#] Tue Jan 03 2012 14:00:48 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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I recently read IGN's (not affiliated to our IG) list of weirdest games in 2011 and stumbled upon this gem:

Their homepage is and it looks..... odd.

[#] Wed Jan 04 2012 09:22:27 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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The trailer for it is hilarious. I am intrigued.

[#] Mon Jan 09 2012 22:46:31 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Forget the gigapolygons-per-second scene. I'm completely addicted to "Tiny Tower" on my phone. The IGlet started playing on his iThing because it has an elevator in it, and I started playing it on my Android, now the two of us are checking in on our towers half a dozen times a day.

[#] Fri Jan 13 2012 11:52:37 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Last night, while playing an online game, I saw several people advertising their guild as 'family friendly', which usually means the guild doesn't tolerate blue humor (everything is supposed to be sanitized for kids).

That moved me to say, in my guild's voice-chat interface: "I'm as family-friendly as a Catholic priest."

[#] Tue Jan 24 2012 17:06:59 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I'm as good as finished, and started another character (something more grunt-oriented).
But, I've been progressing much more slowly this time, since I don't have the gobs of time I had in December.

Beautiful game.

[#] Tue Jan 24 2012 16:25:30 EST from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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Going back a ways here, but lest there's still any doubt, there are Archery perks to zoom and slow time, and they're awesome.

I've pretty much finished the game, finished all major quest lines except for Companions (haven't bothered with it yet) and got my character fairly close to maxed out... I'm ready for some DLC expansions!

[#] Thu Jan 26 2012 09:50:55 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Lately the IGlet and I have both been playing Tiny Tower, a mobile game (iOS version, Android version) that's very cute and very addicting.  As I understand it, this game won Apple's "game of the year" award for 2011.

It's developed by NimbleBit, a 3-person team who built the game using a pixellated style of art direction inspired by 1980's video games.

Zynga, the crap factory that foisted games like Farmville upon us, apparently tried to buy them out.  When NimbleBit wouldn't sell, they instead cloned the game, feature for feature.  It's completely shameless how much of a clone it is.  Zynga are scumbags and will never see a penny of my money.  Ever.

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[#] Thu Jan 26 2012 11:49:44 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That's very, very low.

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