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goobster  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 16, 2018

FINALLY got my Charisma up to LVL6 so I could set up trade routes between my settlements. It took a long time because I didn't notice that I could put points into my base stats, and not just toward special skills. Duh.

Upgraded my robot companion, but her friends are a supreme pain in the ass, and just show up randomly over a hill when I am least expecting/prepared for them. And they are frantic, frenetic fighters. No time to think, switch weapons, etc. Just unload with whatever happens to be in my hand and run backwards, looking for cover.

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The sun is out in Seattle for the first time in 8 months.

We do dreary winter here, but this one was particularly epic. The break is really nice.

Had a picnic in a park.

Life is good.




Dala  ·  180 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Keep wanting to play New Vegas but don't have time to spend on it right now. Considering starting a new playthrough in 4 but don't have time for that either.

Did get a game called The Flame in the Flood and played that a little, and enjoyed the mechanic. You survive the end of civilization and have to keep moving down river in your raft while not dying of hunger, dehydration, cold, wild animals, or wrecking the crop out of your raft in the rapids.

goobster  ·  180 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I keep thinking I'd like to go back to New Vegas again (due to the new backwards-compatibility of the XBox One), but I'm not done with 4 yet. In fact, just started over with a new character, after downloading a bunch of add-ons. My main companion is now a robot named Ada.

The Flame In The Flood sounds interesting! What a clever idea... I might try that out...

I also have played a bit of Sea of Thieves, but I don't really get it yet. Just sail around until I happen to hit a rock and hole the hull, or someone finds me and shoots me. But the sailing part is fun... I like checking the wind direction, setting the sail length and angle... and trying to park next to islands, or do fancy shit like swooshing in a circle around an island. It's fun. But there are Other People playing, and they are generally assholes.

Dala  ·  180 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We got in the store on the xbox, whatever you call that.

Sailing around does sound fun but I do not play online with Other People, especially ones who are generally assholes.

goobster  ·  177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Turns out there is no solo-play option with Sea of Thieves.

I just found out that I need to have an XBox Live account to even play it... and my trial period just ended. So that's $50 I'm not gonna be able to play again.

OftenBen  ·  181 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Are you playing on hardcore or survival or whatever it's called where you actually have to eat and drink and bullets weigh something?

goobster  ·  180 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No. I'm not that tough. I just start the game and play it on whatever mode it starts at. Probably "Kindergarten", or something.

Not even sure I'd know which menu to go to, to change the difficulty!