Monthly Archives: June 2012

Controller or keyboard?

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Out of nowhere I decided to install Skyrim. It’s great so far. But I don’t know in what way I’ll play it. I do have a PC compatible Xbox 360 wireless controller, and then there’s the good ol’ keyboard plus mouse.

Controller is good because: Skyrim doesn’t feature guns which need perfect aim, melee/unarmed has umph in combat, I’ll save on my back a bit. But bad because: I feel like the controls are clunky (I’ve never used the Xbox 360 as an Xbox 360 controller), it feels heavy and I use it too “hard”.

Right now it feels like the keyboard plus mouse would be the best for me, but I’ll sleep on it and make a decision tomorrow.

Fun fact: I started with a female Argonian, because they can breathe underwater. I totally forgot I have a big Skyrim guide, so I’ll look through that too.

Victor dies on his own

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I just started a casual hardcore mode New Vegas file with a male Uni Steel. I was progressing through the tutorial as I always do, and I was at the point where you’re supposed to shoot Sarsaparilla bottles on a fence when I spotted something glowing on the slope up to the cemetery. I went over there, and there laid Victor. Dead. At first I thought the bark radscorpion had killed him, but it was nowhere to be seen. So I don’t know what killed him. Must’ve been something terribly strong since Victor is a securitron.

In a non-casual file I would’ve reloaded, but for this one I’ll let it slide. In fact, I won’t let myself reload a previous save in this file. What is done is done. I’m going for unarmed with the Four Eyes trait.

EDIT:

Here’s the view from the back of the Prospector Saloon.

Here’s that one bark radscorpion, and up there is a dead Victor.

He had some ammo and one scrap metal on him. At the time of this shot it was after the tutorial, and he has stopped glowing.

Prermelir the Smuggler

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Physical

Sex, name: female, Prermelir
Age: younger 20’s
Hair colour, eye colour, skin colour: green-ish brown, red, green
Appearance: facial tattoos, right half of face scarred

Social

Profession: smuggler
Race: mirialan
Interests: credits, adventures, drinking

Psychological

Temper: good sense of humor, bold
Life attitude: do what you want to do, and always keep a credit buffer
IQ: above average

Ottole the Sith Inquisitor

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Physical

Sex, name: female, Ottole
Age: younger 20’s
Height: 171cm
Hair colour, eye colour, skin colour: has no hair, yellow, red
Appearance: thin, horns on head, has scars on face looking like some sort of letters, facial tattoos
Health: below standard

Social

Profession: Sith inquisitor
Education: Sith training
Upbringing: born a slave
Race: zabrak

Psychological

Personal ambition: some day being free from her sith shackles
Temper: has a big mouth, too gutsy for her own good