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November 29th, 2011, 19:50
Originally Posted by screeg View Post
barrels full of apples in the ruins of long extinct races.
You're forgetting that those races were so technically advanced that those barrels are not just normal barrels but include a hybernation device inside. However, while it worked flawlessly with apples, something went terribly wrong with dead (draugr). Apples are still fresh, draugr are now rotten.
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November 29th, 2011, 19:54
Be careful. LARPing excuses for poor design is a slippery slope to idiocy.
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November 29th, 2011, 19:59
Critters carrying stuff they shouldn't is almost a standard in cRPGs by now. At least I haven't run into any bunnies carrying full plate armor. Yet. ;-)
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November 29th, 2011, 21:18
OMG! You're killing bunnies?! Somebunny done somebunny wrong son.

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November 29th, 2011, 21:27
Well I have found them killed by bears and wolves. The tragedy. At least they taste like chicken.
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November 29th, 2011, 21:46
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
OMG! You're killing bunnies?! Somebunny done somebunny wrong son.
I heard that if you kill 20 rabbits, a giant killer bunny appears.
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November 29th, 2011, 21:59
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I heard that if you kill 20 rabbits, a giant killer bunny appears.
Mmmm, would that be one of Hugh's girls?
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November 29th, 2011, 22:53
I've reached level 39, finished the main quest, finished the mage's guild quest, decided the civil war (all some levels ago) …and now I'm horribly bored. I'm not sure how people maintain the desire to continue playing if there is no driving imperative i.e save the world! or Save the Empire! I'm also noticing things that didn't bug me before - like repetitive barrow/cave design (esp the traps and puzzles they use), the same kinds of enemies, the same (often inane) NPC conversations … in fact no new or interesting enemies have surfaced - seen them all (or so it appears - well, I now get hassled by 'elder dragons' … whoop dee doo). I also feel that the majority of quests are really 'fedex' - some are done in a few minutes if you fast travel. Looking back, I think the number of interesting quest-lines was pretty low, certainly as a proportion of the total set of quests I completed.

Still, I did get a good 85+ hours out of it (I tend to play games somewhat obsessively till I'm done), so I'm certainly not feeling cheated - it just seems a shame that there is so much left of the world (40%?), and I have no desire to go exploring, since I expect that 9/10 times I'll find something very similar to what I've already experienced. What would be really nice is to have some 'epic level' quest line that kicks in once the main quest is done, and you're a certain level - that would give you a reason to want to stay. I know - that will probably be DLC. I also seem to have missed any daedric items - well, except the ones given out by the daedra quests. I assume these start getting dropped at even higher levels?

I hope that future DLC also adds back spells that they removed - like water walking and Open Lock (pretty please). In fact, the loss of spell making and the removal of nasty spells like weakness to X etc really made the magic system poorer. I suppose people power gamed that - but they always do that anyway. It could have been rebalanced. Anyway, lets see what the future brings.
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November 29th, 2011, 23:01
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I heard that if you kill 20 rabbits, a giant killer bunny appears.
I heard similar things for Divinity 2.

“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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November 29th, 2011, 23:16
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
OMG! You're killing bunnies?! Somebunny done somebunny wrong son.
Bunnies, goats, chickens, … they all fall to my flames of death!
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November 30th, 2011, 00:01
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I heard similar things for Divinity 2.
That caught me by surprise when I discovered it. Good for a laugh!
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January 9th, 2012, 21:26
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And whose brilliant idea was it to hire Arnold Schwarzenegger as a voice actor?
I want to nail it down : Where in the game is he ? Is he really listed in the credits ? Which role does he play ? Or is this nothing but a rumor ?

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January 9th, 2012, 21:43
What we mean, Alrik, is that there are several voices in the game that sound like Arnold, before he took voice lessons Schwarzenegger isn't really in the game…

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January 9th, 2012, 22:05
Especially comical when a guard says "Vat happened? Did sumbudy steal yer sveetroll?"
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January 10th, 2012, 12:36
Arnold's accent might be imperceptible to teutonic ears.

I shoot every rabbit I see, there must be a reason the game tracks the number of bunnies killed.
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January 10th, 2012, 14:27
Originally Posted by KapitanUnterhosen View Post
I shoot every rabbit I see, there must be a reason the game tracks the number of bunnies killed.
I think you found it. (The game tracks the number of bunnies killed!?)
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January 10th, 2012, 20:25
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
What we mean, Alrik, is that there are several voices in the game that sound like Arnold, before he took voice lessons Schwarzenegger isn't really in the game…
Ah, okay. I thought it was literally meant.

Originally Posted by KapitanUnterhosen View Post
Arnold's accent might be imperceptible to teutonic ears.
He sounds almost Bavarian to me. And yes, I've been in Austri a few times.

But - because he almost sounds Bavarian to me, I had a severe fit of laughter (is this the right word ?) when I heard him for the very first time speaking the Terminator … I was unable to catch my breath for several minutes …

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January 19th, 2012, 20:44
Wow! That guy is just irritating to watch, much less listen to…
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