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 on: May 21, 2015, 09:06:31 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by TheEgoWhip

Quote from: rittchard on May 21, 2015, 04:58:52 PM

Well I for one am enjoying the show immensely still.  I think it's fantastic that they gave Sansa an interesting plotline instead of leaving her cooped up in the Aerie or whatever.  They've done a great job with all the characters that bored me the most in the book (Margaery, Sansa, those boat people).  I enjoy the actor who plays Ramsay and the Ramsay/Theon stuff is just plain sick fun (for me) to watch.  I'm looking forward to seeing Sansa turn her fortunes around.  Also enjoying the way they are playing out Arya's training and last week's CGI reveal was fantastic.  Ditto on the recent dragon CGI.

The thing I do find confusing (but this was the same in the books) is the passage of time, which I can never tell.  When you're watching the show it feels like everything is happening concurrently.  But obviously there are things that have to have time passed, like Tyrion sailing or Arya training, but  I never get a sense of just how long things are happening.  Winter has been coming for five seasons lol, just how long does it take to come?  No pun intended.  Well maybe.  This is a problem for me in the books as well, but in the books it's a different effect since you read everything from a single character point of view.  Maybe it's not important, but I'm curious about things like how long Arya "trains" before becoming awesome.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Oh yeah and what happened to UNDEAD CATELYN!!?!??!?!  I demand zombies!!!!

I saw an article dealing with the passage of time in GoT, and it was interesting.  The problem they are facing is that each book covers less than a year, whereas each season needs to cover at least a years time.  Its easy to squeeze an entire book into a 3 month story, no matter how long between books it has been.  However, every season of the show the kids are one year older, no matter how little time has passed between their story lines in the books. 

 on: May 21, 2015, 08:25:04 PM 
Started by TiLT - Last post by Autistic Angel
This is rapidly becoming the best time to be an RPG fan since the height of the PS2-era.  That looks fantastic!

-Autistic Angel

 on: May 21, 2015, 07:40:32 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by Autistic Angel
I just finished a good stint of post-patch questing.  The "Minor SFX Improvements" are actually pretty significant, in that slicing an enemy with your sword now produces more than a whisper of sound.  It really fixes the complaint I had before about the combat feeling too weightless -- a little sound design goes a long way!

-Autistic Angel

 on: May 21, 2015, 07:21:00 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by forgeforsaken

Quote from: rittchard on May 21, 2015, 04:58:52 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
Oh yeah and what happened to UNDEAD CATELYN!!?!??!?!  I demand zombies!!!!

They nixed Lady Stoneheart along with Cold Hands.   Also it looks like Jorah is taking the place of Jon Connington, which sort of sucks for Jorah.  Also Mance's role drastically changed post capture it seems and I think Brienne ends up in his plotline instead as the Bard.

 on: May 21, 2015, 07:03:36 PM 
Started by Zinfan - Last post by farley2k

You are part of a dying breed (well I hope not literally) of people who really stick at one job.  Not that it is good or bad but I just don't think there will be a lot of people who have 31 years at their jobs.

 on: May 21, 2015, 07:01:07 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by farley2k
I am watching my second video with tips and tricks and thought people might like to check them out

The Witcher 3 Tips & Tricks: A Walkthrough of Combat, Make Money, Leveling (Witcher 3 Gameplay)

5 Witcher 3 Tips for Your First Few Hours - Best Way to Play

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt tips and tricks!

 on: May 21, 2015, 06:49:27 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by Zinfan
I've had a couple of time when it stopped responding on my PC but I didn't lose much progress, I hope the patch can fix some of that.  Looks great though.

 on: May 21, 2015, 06:34:04 PM 
Started by Zinfan - Last post by Zinfan
  Well really 3 but that doesn't parse well.  Way back in 1977 I worked as a stock/delivery boy for the local liquor store, that lasted a year until job two came along.  Job two was a six year stint in the Navy (1978-1984) as a Engineering Laboratory Technician doing chemistry control and radiation survey work on their nuclear reactors. I spent two years on the USS South Carolina (CGN-37) and two years on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).  I was in Nuclear Power School when Three Mile Island happened.  Job three is/was being a Shift Chemistry and Radiation Protection Technician (nickname ShiftCARP) at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant for the last 31 years and while I had the skills and knowledge to move up the chain into management I turned away from that path of madness and remained in the same job from August 27th 1984 until tonight when I go in for my final shift and head off into retirement.  It does feel weird that all the skills and knowledge I've accumulated over the past three decades is being left behind but I don't like the direction the department is heading anyways so like I tell my co-workers, don't wish me luck as I feel you need it more than I do.  I do have the ability to do contract work for the company if I want to or feel like I need money but I'm hoping I don't ever go back.

  I'm lucky to have had a job that paid enough to allow me to pay off my house and save sufficient monies to leave at age 55 and I get a defined benefit pension until I kick off.  Many people think I'm crazy for leaving at 55 but it seems so few people anymore even get a chance at it and truth be told I'm burning out on some of the intense hours and stringent program requirements .  Immediate plans consist of The Witcher 3 and riding my Moto Guzzi around the West Coast until this fall when I'll point the bike south and head off to South America with designs of making it to the very tip of the continent.

  So it's almost time to pack the bag and head to work where people I don't really know will wax poetic about my departure over cake and then I'll be able to head over to the ShiftCARP desk and take the watch one last time until midnight PST when I get relieved and go home, sounds good to me.

 on: May 21, 2015, 06:11:38 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by Autistic Angel
Patch 1.03 is available for the PC.  Steam is updating now:

Quote from: Patch Notes
This update introduces a range of stability and performances ehancements as well as allows users to take advantage of some additional graphics settings.

Please find the detailed list of fixes below:
  • Improves stability in gameplay and the UI
  • Improves performance especially in cutscenes and gameplay
  • Fixes grass and foliage popping that could occur after density parameters were changed
  • Improves Nvidia Hairworks performance
  • Boosted texture anisotropy sampling to 16x on Ultra preset
  • Sharpen Post-process settings extended from Off/On to Off/Low/High
  • Blood particles will now properly appear after killing enemies on the water
  • Corrects a bug where player was able to shoot bolts at friendly NPCs
  • Improves menu handling
  • Corrects an issue with Stamina regeneration while sprinting
  • Fixes a cursor lock issue that sometimes occcured when scrolling the map
  • Generally improves world map focus
  • Improves input responsiveness when using keyboard
  • Corrects some missing translations in the UI
  • Corrects an issue in dialogue selections
  • Rostan Muggs is back
  • Minor SFX improvements

-Autistic Angel

 on: May 21, 2015, 05:55:19 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by Exodor

Quote from: rittchard on May 21, 2015, 04:58:52 PM

Well I for one am enjoying the show immensely still.  

Me too.  I've read the books twice and the two most recent volumes are borderline awful (I think they're better if you read one of the fan-made compilations that combine them into one chronological book, but still nothing like the first three).  The show is taking some low-quality source material and making something entertaining out of it - a feat I wasn't sure could be accomplished.

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