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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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Legend of Grimrock II

Long time no see! Right?

Well, I’m back and I hope I will be able to post more often. I just didn’t have much idea as to what to write. The only thing that has been updated recently, is my english stories site, that I believe has a link in the side menu.

The site is actually linked to what I want to write about. I want to write about the game called Legend of Grimrock II. I had the first game for about two years now. The actuall game, not a pirated version. And then I read that a second installment will be released. That happened in October 2014. And I got it the same year for Christmas.

Though, to be honest, I bought it earlier and just got the money for Christmas.

So I was playing the game, at that time, there were not enough mods, but I made due. I even started on the original game, though I don’t like to play the original unles it has been transformed into a mod. So I’m hoping that Komag or someone will come through like Komag did with LoG 1’s main map.

However, the character system has been revamped to almost perfection. Why almost? Well… They still have to add the choice of elven race to pick from.

I mean, sure, I can just pick human and make my own portrait for them, but that’s not elves…

On the other hand, it’s now easier to play with only one character. Because regardless if you’re a mage or a warrior, you have the same skillset. My recommendation for single cahracter playing is to pick a war mage or whatever it’s called.

Another thing, that has been ravamped, is the alchemy system. You no longer need flasks but on the other hand, you need to have at least one point in the alchemy skill in order to actually do alchemy. Also, if you have the correct ingredients, it let’s you brew potions that permanently raise your strength, stamina, vitality and so on. In Legend of Grimrock 1, this was only possible through mods, for example the mod called Forbidden Halls, which is perfect and if you play Grimrock, I think you should give it a try.

There were other things that were improved, an entire race was added and new portraits were made, which really doesn’t concern me, as I play almost strictly with custom portraits. Especially now, that I figured out how to put them in Grimrock 2. In order to put custom portraits in Grimrock 2, you have to name them in a speciall way. The name of the portrait needs to be: race_gender_something.tga

If named in any other way, the portraits won’t work. I think.

Okay, I checked my own portraits folder for LoG2 and yes, this is correct. You have to name them in that way or it won’t work.

Fun fact: Most of the custom portraits I’m using, are male. I think there are only two females. Maybe, but that’s a big maybe, there are three, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Well, changes or no changes, the game is amazing and if you’re into RPG, fantasy or dungeon crawlers, you just have to try it. Be it the first one or the second one. I think that the second one is better actually, but there’s one thing missing. Apart from the elven race, but there’s not much that I can do about that.

However, there’s a mod missing in the Log2. And that would be the Forbidden halls for LoG2, but since the creator of the Forbidden Halls is no longer active and probably decided to go and crawl into some hole or something, let’s just say, that that will probably not be happening.

Oh well… I’ll just have to find a mod that’s even better than that.

Bye.

~AnnElfwind

There are nice players too

Hi,

I was playing Wings of Destiny today. Only a moment ago, actually. And there was this guy, his name is srg2 or something. And he was nice. We got to talking and he even got me a nice piece of equipment. To be honest, it’s the first time in an international mmorpg that I encountered such a nice player. I seem to have bad luck and always encounter those Player killers.

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And that’s so not cool! In the past, I was killed so many times! Annoying. But this evening, luck smiled at me and this player was really nice. Maybe I’ll even stop playing completely solo… It might be nice to team up with someone from time to time. I probably won’t do it often, but yes, sounds nice. Every once in a while.

See ya.

Sword Art online

An anime, to which I came back after a while. Still, the best episode is the one but last. I can’t help it, I like how he kicks that moron’s butt. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The whole idea of this anime, is that there is this new online RPG style game. And, people are trapped in it without any means to log out. The only way to get out is to beat the game, and, technically the creator – Kayaba Akihiko.
The main hero’s name is Kirigaya Kazuto, but his in-game name is Kirito. He was one of the beta testers of the game. And mostly knows what he’s doing.

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The anime starts out mild, but gets pretty intense. Especially the first part. In the end, they find a bit of a different way to win – by defeating the one, that didi all of it. And not necessarily on the final floor of the game. Kirito figures out that Kayaba is Heathcliff – the leader of one of the greatest guilds in the game. The fact he figures it out, is really just a fluke, but he does and fights with him, in the end winning. And thus ending the game.

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That’s not the end, though. Kirito’s friend – Asuna – is still trapped in virtual reality. How? Let’s just say that there’s this sleazy guy that has the hots for her and took a leaf out of Kayaba’s book. Thus trapping some of the people from SAO in a different game. And so Kirito sets on a quest to free her. And the rest of people that are still trapped.

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And now we’re getting to the best part. The one but last episode of the second season of this anime. The best part is when Kirito… But…. I just can’t tell you! It would take all the fun away! Just go watch it. I’ll even be nice enough to give you a link to it. Okay?

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Here it is.

Okay. This is it. This is all and if you watch the anime, tell me what you think about it? I think it’s pretty good. :)

See ya.

Edit: No link for you. It appears wordpress doesn’t allow it. If you want that link, write me an email, or something. (A.Elfwind@gmail.com)
Or look it up yourselves, it’s on anilinkz. And that’s one of links that aren’t allowed on wordpress. Heh, as long as it’s not a link, I believe I’m safe. 

See 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.

 

Oblivion

Or maybe I should say The Elder Scrol IV as that would be the name. A game, I recently reinstalled and started playing again, even though I allready finished about two years back. Or more. I don’t remember. The game is good though. It’s an RPG set in a fantasy world. And that’s the kind of games I like. The basic story is that you have to find a way to defeat a boss, that’s in a different plain of existence. Secondary goal is to protect the heir to the throne. There are also a lot of side quests and when done correctly, they give quite a lot of stuff. I’d go into the details, but where would the fun be in that?

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I will tell you two things though. One, if you’re infected with vampirism, go and pray in church. Unless you want to become a vampire yourself. I did once and it’s a pain! Because you cannot exist in the sunlight and timing of the traveling is not possible. And there aren’t always houses nearby that you can hide in.

Two. Don’t start magic guild unles you completed the brotherhood and the thiev’s guild. Or the magic guild will kick you out and I haven’t been able to reenter it, cause the quest to do so is a pain… So this way, you will save yourself some trouble.

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And that’s about it. If you played the game, I’d be interested to read about your experience. If you didn’t, I’d like to know, what you think from reading this. I know it isn’t much, but I’m no good in describing games. At least not without giving up the whole plot line… And I don’t want to do that.

Also, if you can find a way to move the mouse cursor faster, let me know! I’ve been trying to find a way, but it appears there isn’t one.

See ya.