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post #851 of 943
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Just looked up Tim Horton's and now I want a muffin.

post #852 of 943
I'll bring a box of timbits into ESO with me and some coffees.

... Timbits, sax, are like like donut holes. They are little balls of donut dough glazed like any other donut.
post #853 of 943
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If this were the 80's and we were playing Elder Scrolls OnYourMom'sKitchenTable with miniatures and dice, you'd definitely bring those along.  

 

Would be rude not to, really.

post #854 of 943
Like stranger things!

I call the toothless loveable one of the group.
post #855 of 943

So I got a friend request from a name I didn't recognize, was that possibly you, toothless Freeman? I accepted regardless.

 

Also, Saxon logged off almost as soon as I logged in tonight. I get it Saxon. Fine. Be that way.

 

Gonna log back in, I have an XP boost running that I need to take advantage of.

post #856 of 943
Sarnecki then yes. I sent a note along with my request, but I know how much you loathe reading so you probably tore it up and ate it.
post #857 of 943

Cool cool cool. Looking forward to laying some waste whenever.

post #858 of 943
Jesus, even I took a break from gaming when the Superbowl was on.
post #859 of 943

Except for the fact that MMO's rule and football is inferior to Hockey in every way imaginable?  

post #860 of 943
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

So I got a friend request from a name I didn't recognize, was that possibly you, toothless Freeman? I accepted regardless.

 

Also, Saxon logged off almost as soon as I logged in tonight. I get it Saxon. Fine. Be that way.

 

Gonna log back in, I have an XP boost running that I need to take advantage of.

 

Ha. Did I? I logged in to do what I thought would be a small quest and then go to bed, as I was feeling a bit tired, but it eventually turned into this massive linked campaign about waking two imprisoned demons so we could defeat a demi-God. Didn't have enough consciousness to see it through to the end alas, and it didn't help that, when I couldn't figure out how to get to a bridge which lead where I needed to go, I stupidly thought "Well, it's only a tiny bit of lava... I can ride over that to the other side, right?"

 

My horse made it a few steps and then burnt to death under me, leaving me to crawl onto the other side of the lava river where I lay on the rocks for a few seconds trying to summon my healy pet, only to die from my injuries before he appeared. IM A GENIUS.

 

Also: Does anyone remember the annoying Cliff Racers in Morrowind?

 

 

The Devs have now confirmed that one of the upcoming Warden class' abilities will be the power to summon a Clff Racer and compel it to attack enemies, which is quite cool. Those things are annoying as FUCK.


Edited by MrSaxon - 2/6/17 at 2:06am
post #861 of 943
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ESO just rolled out the Homestead patch (at least for North America, Europe has been delayed for a few hours).  The patch notes, as you'd expect, are enormous. 

 

Quote:

Acquiring a Home


There are three ways to acquire a home in Homestead:

  • Purchase the home in the Crown Store for crowns.
    • Open the Crown Store and explore the new “Housing” tab.
    • From there, you can preview and then purchase any of the new homes via crowns.
  • Find Canthion the Housing Broker to acquire a quest that grants you a free inn-room.
    • Canthion the Housing Broker can be found within the banks of Daggerfall City, Davon's Watch, or Vulkhel Guard, depending on your alliance. If you want a free inn-room – highly recommended! – talk to him, and he will bestow the quest.
    • Completion of this quest awards the small inn-room located in the zone associated with your alliance.
    • Afterwards, you may purchase the other inn rooms for a nominal fee or can repeat the quest on another character in a different alliance to acquire the other rooms.
  • Find homes scattered across Tamriel, making sure you have completed any prerequisites, and purchase them for in-game gold.
    • First, you must find the home in-game, click on the door, and follow the purchasing instructions.
    • Most homes require you to complete certain prerequisites before you can purchase them for gold. For example, to purchase the Daggerfall Covenant Manor, you must have previously completed the Hero of the Daggerfall Covenant achievement.
    • You must own the Imperial Edition version of ESO in order to purchase any Imperial homes.
    • Homes can be purchased for crowns at any time, bypassing the above requirements.

 

I like the fact you can purchase any house with in-game gold as long as you've completed the necessary quests.... and can actually physically locate it in-game.

 

 

post #862 of 943

Another big plus for ESO: Plays beautifully with a controller.

 

The more I play this game, the more I like it.

post #863 of 943

you fuckers are gonna make me give this game another go, aren't you?

post #864 of 943
T6 updates of the Vesta Multi-Mission Explorer ships are coming to Star Trek Online. The release will include Romulan Republic and Klingon Defense Force equivalents, shoring up some major holes in those factions' selection of endgame science ships. The KDF variants have the distinctive look of Gorn starships, making these the first playable Gorn ships added to the game in years.

Conan Exiles' publisher is reporting that the game has already recouped all development costs and started turning a profit; no word yet on when they'll add a slider for adjustable ball sack size.


ETA: A developer blog post detailing the ships' stats is up on Star Trek Online's site now. The KDF ships come with a Gorn Heavy Fighter hangar pet, further patching up the bald spots in that faction's arsenal by adding a tractor beam control pet similar to the Federation's runabout shuttles.

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Edited by Reasor - 2/7/17 at 1:06pm
post #865 of 943
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

you fuckers are gonna make me give this game another go, aren't you?

 

Yes!

 

I'm having the hardest time getting my free inn room. Not because it's complicated but because the quest line needs me to go to a town I've never been to before (and therefore is not on my map, meaning there are no waypoints open there). This means I have to ride there which is cool, I guess, as I feel like a classic exploring adventurer.

 

Except, not long into the beginning of my ride, I got flagged down by a guy asking me to help his townspeople (and how could I say "no" to that?), which apparently was the beginning of a massive three(?) part campaign involving a secret cult trying to..... do something I've not yet uncovered. I've almost finished this campaign now (I think) but I still have no idea how far I am from the start of the quest chain I want to be on. 

 

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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post

Conan Exiles' publisher is reporting that the game has already recouped all development costs and started turning a profit; no word yet on when they'll add a slider for adjustable ball sack size.

 

Glad to hear this. Funcom have not had a great few years financially but I will always love them for what they've done with The Secret World. I just hope that older game still gets some of their love even though there's a shiny new baby in the room. 

post #866 of 943
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You ever had one of those moments? You've ridden for days across unknown lands, battled multi-armed atrocities, gotten lost on mountains, finally tracked down your bounty and been rewarded with a rent-free inn room.... and then you're standing in a tiny room without a bed, deciding where to put your pathetic little flowerpot and soup table... and you wonder what you're doing with your life?

 

So, this is to announce that any previous invitations to visit my home has, now I've seen the place of residence, been cancelled (especially as it's apparently only big enough to contain two people). I will be moving to a larger abode elsewhere (hopefully shortly) and then the home warming party will commence. 

 

 

"Mmmmm! Roomy!"

post #867 of 943

I've never really bothered with housing in other MMOs, so I doubt I'll be doing it in ESO either. Maybe if I was flush with disposable real-world cash and could afford all the show-off stuff you can only get from The Crown Store, I'd furnish a huge castle and wander its lonely rooms at night.

post #868 of 943
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I'm aiming to do everything in-game including crafting my own furniture. Between that and the Clothier crafting which I've just started learning, I figure it's finally going to make all of the useless crap I tend to pick up on my quests much more exciting. 

 

Apparently there is an achievement furniture merchant who gives you unique pieces if you finish certain quests. I'm hoping I've done something somewhere that will earn me a bed. Everything else can wait. I just want somewhere to lie down that isn't the floor! 

 

(On the more serious side, it'll be nice to have somewhere where I can store crafting stations and a bank so I don't have to wander around town centres looking for them.)

post #869 of 943
When I eventually get a house, I'll just feel obligated to fill every room floor to ceiling with books and booze, like I did with my Skyrim digs. I'm all about the essentials.
post #870 of 943

I'll be mucking about on the NA server this afternoon, if anyone wants to slay anything. I mentioned in the WTFAYP thread I could use a little help with a Beholder-type boss (can't remember the Elder Scrolls name for it, but c'mon, it's a fucking Beholder, guys) if anyone gets a minute. It'll probably drop like a lead zeppelin with just one additional helper.

post #871 of 943
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Originally Posted by Workyticket View Post

When I eventually get a house, I'll just feel obligated to fill every room floor to ceiling with cheese wheels. 

 

FTFY

post #872 of 943

Anyone still playing Secret World? Just starting up again and I'd forgotten that what this game gets right makes it such a unique MMO - modern genre setting, involving quest lines which can intellectually challenge you, scope for actual custom builds, SHOTGUNS!

 

I'm struggling to remember why I stopped playing, I'm having a ton of fun with it.

post #873 of 943

I LOVED Secret World. Got stuck on the boss that finally gets you out of the first main storyline and just gave up. I think my Sword/Pistols build probably sucked, but character building in that game is so dense you need a spreadsheet to figure out your class.

 

And the weapon/item upgrade scheme was needlessly overwrought.

post #874 of 943

Also, nobody in ESO North America today. What, are people enjoying their Saturday afternoons or something?

post #875 of 943
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

I LOVED Secret World. Got stuck on the boss that finally gets you out of the first main storyline and just gave up. I think my Sword/Pistols build probably sucked, but character building in that game is so dense you need a spreadsheet to figure out your class.

 

And the weapon/item upgrade scheme was needlessly overwrought.

 

What server were you on? Happy to pop on and help you through it, I usually play tanks so don't often die.

post #876 of 943
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

Also, nobody in ESO North America today. What, are people enjoying their Saturday afternoons or something?

 

You logged off just as I logged in. I assume this is payback for the other day when I did the same to you. :)

post #877 of 943
I'll probably be jumping on ESO tonight (that is, tonight in Australia) so if you guys are conscious then I'd be happy to chip in.

I've been getting the urge to give The Secret World another shot, but am seriously considering just rolling a new character and starting again. I first played it when I was unfamiliar with MMO mechanics, and could never quite get a reliable build together for solo questing. Maybe I'll have better luck starting from scratch now that I have a better idea what's going on.
post #878 of 943
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Originally Posted by Workyticket View Post

I'll probably be jumping on ESO tonight (that is, tonight in Australia) so if you guys are conscious then I'd be happy to chip in.

I've been getting the urge to give The Secret World another shot, but am seriously considering just rolling a new character and starting again. I first played it when I was unfamiliar with MMO mechanics, and could never quite get a reliable build together for solo questing. Maybe I'll have better luck starting from scratch now that I have a better idea what's going on.

 

If you fancy TSW, then shout and I'll come and give you a hand, we can meet up for that 20 minutes a day our hemispheres both have sunlight

post #879 of 943

Might just take you up on that. Will post my username once I have it downloaded again. I remember I was doing a lot better once they dropped the patch that made the combat easier, but just couldn't get past one of the bosses in the Blue Mountains for the life of me. And I had what what seemed to be a good solo build according to everything I'd read (Blade/Blood with self-healing skills IIRC).

 

Now that the game has a group finder, maybe I should hit the dungeons and go for some of that better gear. While playing through the Kingsmouth stuff again is appealing, I have a lot of time invested in my old character.


Edited by Workyticket - 2/12/17 at 12:40am
post #880 of 943
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I love The Secret World. If it's not my favorite MMO, it's a close second because, in an ocean filled with endless WOW clones, there really isn't anything like it. It didn't really click with me at first but then they changed to game so the loot drops were fairer and you didn't have to rely completely on crafting, and that's when the TSW started working for me. I have two TSW characters - one parked at the beginning of Egypt and the other parked just at the end of Soloman Island.

 

It's a strange MMO because I've often seen people running around - and there's a weird, comforting delight in seeing a stranger come running out of the fog after you've spent an hour cutting through zombies and monstrous fish people - but I've rarely ever seen people in groups or felt compelled to group up. If I wasn't so heavily into ESO at the moment, I'd most certainly pop back there but it'll probably have to wait. I'm increasingly aware that I just don't have the time these days to play more than one MMO, sadly.

post #881 of 943

Want to give props to Mr. Saxon for helping me out YET AGAIN in ESO. Hopefully I can return the favor soon. And we definitely need to hit up a 4-5 player dungeon. I don't know about starting up a CHUD guild or anything, should we look into that?

post #882 of 943
ZeniMax is reporting that ESO now has 8.5 million active players, or about as many as World of Warcraft had when the Burning Crusade expansion went live at the start of 2007. That's a heck of a comeback, after the troubled launch they had.
post #883 of 943

It's a solidly fun game, and one of the few MMOs I've ever played where I've never felt like I was just grinding for level. Star Trek Online is like that too, for me.

post #884 of 943

Elder Scrolls Online is quite good. It feels like a legitimate multiplayer version of Elder Scrolls, and that's one of the biggest compliments I can give it.*

 

*This could have easily been a crap 3rd person MMO like all the others, but it serious feels like Elder Scrolls. And even has better control mapping than Skyrim. What platform are you guys playing on?

post #885 of 943
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I like the fact that I don't have to maintain a subscription whilst playing it, and I just tend to enjoy the quests. For instance, yesterday I had to decide whether or not to give a failed jester an ancient joke I'd learned from three ghosts in a tomb. After he performed it on stage, he was assassinated by a secret organization who had sworn to ensure that no mortal ears ever heard the joke again... and now they're after me. That's fucking weird but also kind of wonderful. 

 

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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

Want to give props to Mr. Saxon for helping me out YET AGAIN in ESO. Hopefully I can return the favor soon. And we definitely need to hit up a 4-5 player dungeon. I don't know about starting up a CHUD guild or anything, should we look into that?

 

Yes, if anyone's online next Saturday at the same time as me, I'd very much love to run through Fungal Grotto.  I'm pretty certain I should be able to share the quest for it, as it was given to me by a random stranger in a tavern. 

 

I really know nothing about guilds in the game. 

post #886 of 943
An XBox controller for the PC is scheduled to arrive at my address on Wednesday, and I'm reinstalling ESO as I type this. I'm gonna give this another go.
post #887 of 943
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I actually removed you from my Friend's List yesterday because I thought "Man, Reasor ain't coming back."  :(

 

Come and run some stuff with me and Jacob (and possibly Worky and Freeman) on the weekend and we''ll see if we can change your mind.

post #888 of 943
I probably asked this before, but how concrete are the lines separating the three factions? If I make an oddball choice at character creation, does it shut me out of grouping with you guys if you're on another faction?
post #889 of 943
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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post

I probably asked this before, but how concrete are the lines separating the three factions? If I make an oddball choice at character creation, does it shut me out of grouping with you guys if you're on another faction?

 

No. Any faction can group together now so whatever choice you make shouldn't cause any issues. 

post #890 of 943
The Elder Scrolls Wiki has a basic write-up on guilds.

It sounds as though guild membership is more rewarding if you have more members, as guild trading posts fill the same role that auction houses play in most MMOs. The more members a guild has, the greater the volume and variety of items being traded. A guild also has to have at least ten members in order to unlock the ability to choose a heraldry for the guild's tabard.

It may be more worthwhile to scout around for a guild that one of us enjoys being in, and report back here if they're recruiting for more.

You can affiliate with up to 5 player-run guilds on your account, but a guild does affiliate with one of the three factions when founded. When you're online as a character from another faction, you can still communicate with your cross-faction guildmates, but that character doesn't benefit from any of the guild's holdings.

That wiki isn't a bad resource for some areas of the game, but Tamriel Journal seems to have much more thorough information on skill lines, including detailed descriptions of exactly what each Morph does. It's potentially a better resource for things like planning out character builds.
Edited by Reasor - 2/13/17 at 6:44pm
post #891 of 943
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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post

It may be more worthwhile to scout around for a guild that one of us enjoys being in, and report back here if they're recruiting for more.
 

 

Yeah, this seems like a better idea. Preferably one with group activities that we can opt in and out of depending on mood. 

 

I really need to devote some time to crafting in ESO this week. It's surprisingly difficult to find appropriate wizarding robes and Jacob recently showed up wearing a swanky blue armor set that made me jealous. 

post #892 of 943
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I actually removed you from my Friend's List yesterday because I thought "Man, Reasor ain't coming back."  frown.gif

Come and run some stuff with me and Jacob (and possibly Worky and Freeman) on the weekend and we''ll see if we can change your mind.

Should be around on Saturday (Your guys' time) roundabouts, so would certainly be up for it.
post #893 of 943
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Awesome! After all, what's the point in MMOing if you don't occasionally make use of that second M! :)

post #894 of 943

There's a lot to be said for a good MO.

 

post #895 of 943
Thread Starter 

So..... Revelation Online finally reaches Open Beta on the 6th of March

 

There was a time when I was more excited about Revelation Online than any other upcoming MMO*, but then the Closed Betas happened and they were buggy badly-translated messes. Sure, the game's still in Beta and so problems are to be expected but my enthusiasm has been so brutally kicked in the balls that, whilst I'm still going to give it a go, I'm not expecting much.

 

 

* Crowfall occupies this spot now.

post #896 of 943
Saxon, I see now what you mean about Elder Scrolls Online's side quests. My Dark Elf is in Davon's Watch now, which looks to be the first really major hub for the Ebonheart Pact, and everybody and their mother wants me to do something.

For now I'm going to focus on getting certified to do the crafting writ dailies, which promise to provide a generous yield of crafting materials, then focus on the main story with the Prophet, then come back to town and check out everything else before I move on to another quest hub.

I'm immersed, and picking and choosing bite-sized portions of what the game offers was did the trick. I'm taking a similar approach to my toon's skill development, focusing on one weapon type and one class skill line (Two Handed Weapons for offense and Draconic Power for defense), Blacksmithing, Heavy Armor proficiency, and Racial skills. Something clicked, and I get this now, and the tighter skill focus means that progress is coming along at a more satisfying rate as well. I can see my toon becoming more of a badass.
post #897 of 943

Join ussss.... join ussss!!1

post #898 of 943
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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post

Saxon, I see now what you mean about Elder Scrolls Online's side quests. My Dark Elf is in Davon's Watch now, which looks to be the first really major hub for the Ebonheart Pact, and everybody and their mother wants me to do something.

For now I'm going to focus on getting certified to do the crafting writ dailies, which promise to provide a generous yield of crafting materials, then focus on the main story with the Prophet, then come back to town and check out everything else before I move on to another quest hub.

I'm immersed, and picking and choosing bite-sized portions of what the game offers was did the trick. I'm taking a similar approach to my toon's skill development, focusing on one weapon type and one class skill line (Two Handed Weapons for offense and Draconic Power for defense), Blacksmithing, Heavy Armor proficiency, and Racial skills. Something clicked, and I get this now, and the tighter skill focus means that progress is coming along at a more satisfying rate as well. I can see my toon becoming more of a badass.

 

Good to hear! As a fellow Dark Elf and Ebonheart Pact brother, I recommend practising how to craft a decent light armor hat preferably with a magicka or health bonus for a level 15ish character who can only seem to find really goofy looking headwear. Asking for a friend.  

 

In all seriousness, I think that's a good way to approach the game. Everything advances your character in one way or another, so just do whatever you enjoy whether it's questing or crafting or just exploring new locations. I'm doing my best to find all of the lore books in each zone at the moment because reading them increases my standing with the Mage's Guild and they have some pretty useful skills I'd like to use. 

 

I'm giving serious thought to trying out the PVP soon, too. It's not something I'd usually do in an MMO but ESO's looks like a lot of fun. 

post #899 of 943
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

 

In all seriousness, I think that's a good way to approach the game. Everything advances your character in one way or another, so just do whatever you enjoy whether it's questing or crafting or just exploring new locations. I'm doing my best to find all of the lore books in each zone at the moment because reading them increases my standing with the Mage's Guild and they have some pretty useful skills I'd like to use. 

 

Bolding the above for truth. Even if you don't plan on wizarding-up the place, join the Mages' Guild and at least get some credit and experience for all the lore books you discover. And of course, investigate every bookshelf you find for all the free skill upgrades. 

 

To give the developers credit where it's due, though, I think they made some smart gameplay changes a few months back, which helped me to find the game actually fun.

post #900 of 943
I was aware of the skill points from reading, and have been ransacking every bookshelf I come across. I'll keep the extra cash and experience from Mage's Guild membership in mind.

How would I send said hat? I don't think I've seen a mailbox yet!
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