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Skyrim

Several years ago I bought a game called Elder Scroll Series IV – Oblivion. You’re probably wondering what that has to do with Skyrim. Well, everything. As it was shortly after that that I got me Skyrim. Simply because I really enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim was a sort of sequel to it. To be honest, when I first installed Skyrim, I decided that I absolutely hate it. And so it was left in a drawer for years. Then, I gave the original copy to my cousin’s son for when he got a good enough pc to play it on. But then I got into nightcore, which has, at first glance, even less to do with Skyrim than Oblivion. But, there was this nightcored song… The Dragonborn Comes. And I figured that it was from Skyrim. Which got me thinking…. That maybe it was time to give Skyrim another go. So I installed it through steam and started playing.

At first, I got frustrated because it didn’t support my gamepad. But then I decided that screw it, if I could successfully play Oblivion with mouse and keyboard as well as most of Assassin’s Creed games, then I will be just fine playing Skyrim with mouse and keyboard. Though the first thing I did was to play with the keyboard mapping. Made it a bit closer to Oblivion – aka jump with E and action with spacebar. Admittedly, it is still slightly confusing, as the game shows me the original key mapping when it gives hints, but hey, I can manage! I did with Resident Evil 4 and there the key mapping is really ridiculous…

So far, I’m not that far into the game, only just past High Hrotgar, but I’m enjoying it immensely. Though, there is one thing I really don’t like! And that is that you can’t equip spell alongside your bow! At least, I haven’t figured that out yet! In Oblivion, you could equip whatever weapon you wanted to and still cast! That is something I miss here in Skyrim. But I guess we can’t have it all…

Also, someone tell me how to disable the cinematic finishing blows in fight… Those are really annoying and interrupt the gameplay as well as disorient you as to where the next enemy is coming from…

Oh, and the NPC names are crazy! I know it is trying to imitate the nordic tribes and so on and so forth, but come on! I’ve met a lot of characters a lot of times by now and the only names I remember are Ilireth (or something like that) and Alvar. At least Oblivion had normal names… Or maybe it is because I’ve simply been playing Oblivion longer. That’s probably it.

A question for those who also play Skyrim. Do you play with subs on? I mean, I can understand the characters just fine, but usually, I finish reading what they have to say before they finish saying it. Do any of you have the same problem? And is it even a problem? Well, it is in the situation where you can not just skip the speech.

Anyway! I enjoy Skyrim and I hope that by the time I finish the quests I will be able to remember at least some of the names.

And my favorite NPC’s are from Oblivion. Too bad two out of three bit the dust…

Before I finish this post, one more thing. DLC for Skyrim. Is it worth it? I would like this answered by someone who actually played the DLC. Not by someone who just read about it or something. Thanks!

~AnnElfwind

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Toorum

Hi,

Another post about Legend of Grimrock.

See, I finally figured how to play as Toorum. Whose name I thought was Toonam. For some reason. Guess the letters were so close together it made that name instead. I’m still not sure which one I like better. Guess Toorum though. Since that is the true name.

Okay, moving on. For those of you that don’t know how to make Toorum work, it’s easy. Start a new game, I suggest easy, at least for the first time playing with him, then, without doing anything else, name the first character Toorum and press Enter. And, voila, the game starts and your only character is Toorum. He has double the speed. However, if you die, it’s the end, because there is noone else there to bring you to the crystal of life, so be carefull. The first floor is a breeze, the second is not so bad either. Third is fine thanks to a lot of closing door. Fourth… At this point, it will be a breeze too.

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And as for the next floors, I can’t tell, I’m not there yet. I’m kinda dreading the troll on the sixth floor, but… Let’s say I will have to lure him to the gate that can be closed. It’s the only way. Otherwise, I fear it will kill me. Still… I’m not there yet.

What I am really looking forward though, is the part when I get teh dismanteler. Hell yeah! The best sword in the game! And the best looking one!

Yes, I know there are some people that say the best sword is the sword of Nex, but… It’s the Dismanteler! It has lightning! Come on! What more can you want?! ‘Cept the weapon of power to be held in the other hand… Wonder if I’ll be able to take the Undying one on…

Has anyone ever completed the game with Toorum only? Tell me! What was your boss battel tactic?

Tell me! I want to know. :)

See ya.

Legend of Grimrock – Tips

Hi,

I just wanted to write some general tips for the game Legend of Grimrock which I came to like very much. Also, if you are a veteran in this game, it probably won’t be anything new to you. However, if you are new to this game and are looking for some generic tips, not the complete walkthrough, then I think you came to the right place.

Like I said, this is not the complete walkthrough. I would link to it, but I’m afraid that my blog would be again suspended for wrong links. And so, let’s go without links. If you’re looking for the complete walkthrough, just type it into google. The better ones should be the first few links.

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Okay, on with the tips.

First, when you find sacks, don’t just take the items inside. Take the sack too. It will increase your inventory space. I didn’t do this from the begining and had to drop some really nice items because of it. Therefore, I suggest you take the sacks. In the begining, it may be a bit overload, but still, I think it’s worth it.

Second. When you first encounter the troll, it is, I think, on floor six from the top. In all the walkthroughs I read, it says to stock up on healing potions, but I’ve got a better solution for you. In the walkthroughs, they will tell you a place, where you can eliminate the spiders that are there before the troll. It has closing gate. Well… Why not lure the troll there? It will allow you to rest between blows and regain your helth. Also, trolls cannot open any kind of door. As far as I know. Good to know, right?

Third. On floor Ten? I think it is ten. Well, basically, the second part of the temple. There are these weird fanatycal acolytic creatures whose name starts with G. However, that does not matter. What does, though, is the fact, that these morrons can open doors and gates that are openable from both sides. And trust me, it will complicate the situation a great deal! I admit that they can be defeated even through opening door, but still, it takes a lot more concentration to let them open it, slice them, and immediatelly close it again. And do this for as long as they breath.

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Fourth. Respwaning lizards on floor nine. Use them! Use them! They give quite a lot of experience. Noone says you have to clear the game fast. Enjoy it.

If you are not using any walkthroughs to help you, I suggest trying to jump in all the trapdoors. Only, save right before you do. Some lead to secrets, but some lead to your doom. Also, look closely on the walls. There are hidden buttons. And many of them open secret doors. And in the secret doors, there are a lot of powerfull stuff. And usefull stuff too!

Fifth and last. Use your brain. And save often. The game can kill you within seconds. However, if you are not sure, you are saving in a good position, create new slot so that if it is saved at a wrong time, you can load earlier position and try a different approach.

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Hope this helps some. And also, I’m not detailing the last three floors. Not at all, as I haven’t completed the game yet. And probably won’t for a long time. I mean, I was in the remote part of floor eleven that is just a breather between ten and twelve (The Prison), but then, I just trekked the whole way back up to level one. Why? Well… I wanted to go it again and look at every nook and cranny to find all I missed before because of the monsters. And then, I will stop by the respawning ice lizards to gain a few more levels. I think I will need it in order to beat the last three levels. No offence, but I think level twelve is not enough. Not with what I read about hordes of monsters, respwaning acolytes, golems, and of course, the undying one, or something…

Okay.

See ya.

Dungeon of Slyn

Note for you: This post was written a while back. I just didn’t get to posting it. Also, I apologize for my long absence. It was christmas and school was hectic and so on and so forth. Thanks for understanding. :)

I found this game by pure luck. At first, it looked weird. Like… There were like… Squares and you walked on them and it seemed boring. Only… I downloaded it from the windows 8 store and tryed it. And… I fell in love with it. Yes, it’s a very simple game, but all the best are. Well. Maybe not all of the best, but a lot of the best games are quite simple. At least in my book.

So, this game. Basically, the goal is to get to the last floor of a dungeon complex and defeat someone or something called Lord Slyn. No Idea what that is. Didn’t get there yet. My best is level 16 of the complex.

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Okay. Moving on. On your way there you will encounter many many monsters and beasts. My recommendation is to get a unicorn horn as soon as possible. It can cure food poisoning. Don’t know if there is anything else that can, but unicorn horn is a sure thing. Then, there are several unique weapons. I think there is always only one, but I may be mistaken. One is Excalibur. I would recommend it if you play as a mage or paladin. Then there is the cleaver. Good for the warrior. And one more which name I don’t remember.

Okay. There are also items that are potions, armor and weapons, food, spellbooks, wands and most impornantly – scrolls. Those you just have to collect. I mean, yea, there is the amnesia scroll that is totally useless, but then there are teleportation scrolls, they can get you out of a nasty battle. Then, enchanting scrolls, good for enhancing your weapon and armor. And other scrolls are there too. Like… Remove curse one.

But enough of that.

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There is also a shopkeeper. Not on all of the floors, but on some of them you can find her. She sells various items. I would recommend to buy food from her, because, in the later levels, you will probably run out of it. I did and then I got the food poisoning, only, I was saved by the unicorn horn. That’s why I’m saying you need to get it as soon as possible. I understand that noone wants to kill a unicorn, but the horn is important. And if you have two, even better. You can keep one for healing and the other one as a weapon. It’s quite strong. Though… If you are a warr and you have that cleaver, I don’t know if I would switch…

So, what do you think? Interested in it? Would you try it?

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The only thing I doN’t like about it is that you need to combine both hands on keyboard and mouse. And it just doesn’t work when you keep both your hands on the keyboard and then you need the mouse… I mean, it can be played only on the keyboard, but with the mouse added, it’s faster. Anyway… I think they should add option that would allow players to pick their own keys for controling. Because then I would be able to set it all for left hand and have the right one free to control the mouse!

See ya.

Minecraft

You probably heard about it, but still, I decided to write my own oppinion on it. What I’m talking about? Well… The pixel-ish, voxel-ish famous game of Minecraft. Yes, I’m playing it too. Started last weekend. And it’s my cousin’s son’s fault! He has a tablet and he got the pocket edition of Minecraft on it. And I tried it. And I got addicted.

I mean, the graphics are like… weird, but after a while, you’ll like it. First, I was a bit confuset as to what I’m supposed to do, but then, that might have been because on tablet, the controling is wastly different then when you have the computer version.

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So, I started playing… So far, I only played the single player version, and to be honest, I’m not really rushing to try multiplayer. Multiplayer games… Let’s just say I play in them as a solo player anyway. But that’s beside the point.

So, moving on. In minecraft, as many of you probably know, you mine the blocks of which the world is composed. Be it wood, dirt or some kind of ore. Then, you use what you mined and create objects. And tools. And of course, you build yourself a structure you can call home. be it a watchtower or a cathedral or just a plain and simple house. In this game, some amazing structures can be done. I’ve seen on the internet minecrafted version of Minas Tirith from LOTR.

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I myself, I only do some simple structures. Basically, I just play around. I like it though. However, if you know of a way to make more diamonds, it would be nice. I just can’t seem to be able to find enough of them.

Oh, and I’ve got another question. When you have the portal to Nether, can the monsters (mobs) from Nether use it to pass through to the Overworld? I tried to find out, but If the answer was there, it probably was not clear enough for me to understand. So, a simple yes, or no. That would be great! Thanks!

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Oh, and if you’re a minecraft player, tell me your thoughts on this game! What do you like about it the best?

And if you people play multiplayer, tell me in what ways it is different from singleplayer. I’d like to know before I try it. Like, if there are any major differences… So that I’m prepared for them.

See ya.

Haima

My used to be DF rogue character. I don’t have her anymore. But never mind that, I don’t play rogues anymore either. At least not in DragonFable. They seem weak. At least in this game. As for the picture itself, I like how the shading is done. I’m not sure about the neck, it looks a bit of… Something about it just doesn’t seem right. Doesn’t matter… As a whole, I like this picture. Maybe not so much as some of my other pictures, like Hisoka, or Leon or Atobe, but yes, I like it. img029See ya.

 

Okay, this time, it’s two pictures from Adventure Quest game and DragonFable game. But for my sake, let’s say they are both from DF. The first one is a monster called Mermazon. It is actually a second attempt. The first one was lost in time, but I know, that I did this once before. With slightly different colors. Not much, but yes. I like this version though. It’s better and the lines are cleaner and neater.Obrázek (36)

This second picture is what I like to call a blob. Yes, a weird name, but that’s what it is. In DF, it has many names. Based on it’s elemental properties. Sometimes, it’s lava glob, sometimes it is called necro slime, or something. Like I said, many names. But in general, it’s still a blob. And this onen is blue. And original, because I based the shape on it, but in the end, didn’t use any reference. Only my own memory.

ObrázekOkay, hope you liked it at least a little bit. And if you did, head over to the game and try it. It’s not bad. I admit, I haven’t played it in like a year, or so, but still, a game, that I will eventually go back to. When the rest of the stuff I play, will be boring.

See ya.