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  1. 6 points
    whitelion1284

    A Letter of Thanks

    Gopher, I'm a disabled veteran of the US Navy. I'm in my late forties and suffer from several conditions that make leaving the house difficult at best and painful at worst. I'm not saying this to elicit any pity which, frankly, I would likely find both tiresome and mildly offensive. I say it to describe how you've helped me. Over the past decade I've learned the meaning of the word isolation. A few years ago I turned around one day and realized that the only people I'd looked in the eyes and spoken to for the better part of the previous six months were delivery people. As you can imagine it was a mildly horrific moment combining all sorts of uncomfortable truths in a single, miserable experience. So what does this have to do with you? I've been a fan since I was looking for information on how to mod Fallout 3 and, by extension, Oblivion without making the universe unravel. I found your videos and just sort of stuck around. At the time you were just starting your play-through of Skyrim with Stiv. Since then I have followed you from the frigid peaks of northern Tamriel through the crumbling wasteland around Washington DC, the poisonous surface and terrifying depths of Moscow, the teeth chattering dark of Amnesia, the lonely blood soaked streets of London and back to Tamriel for both Richard and now Leonard. I have witnessed both Frank and Barry's reactions to the end of the world. In other words I've been a lurker in your forums and the occasional patreon for the better part of the last decade. So I think it can safely be said that I am a fan. Right. But why the gratitude? Well, because of that isolation I mentioned. I spend a lot of time alone. Your videos provide a-ah... how do I say this? I'm laughing and wish I could convey the reasoning behind it. The words I want to write are "stabilizing and grounding influence". Yeah. ;) Seriously though. For years you have been a steady part of my experience. You have provided chuckles, many shakes of the head and more than a few outright facepalms... and, as sad and humbling as it is to say... I think I'm saner because of it. So thanks, mate. A few years ago I used to buy you a couple beers a month to say thanks and good job. Now, because of deteriorating economic conditions in both my country and personal finances, the best I can do is tell you that, in addition to making a living, you are helping people. So carry on, brother. Carry on. - Scion Drakhar aka Whitelion1284 aka MM1 Heim of the USN.
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    Gopher

    A Letter of Thanks

    Thanks for the support, and thanks for the kind words. Believe it or not, it's messages like this that keep me grounded and saner than I would be otherwise. So thanks right back at you Gopher
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    55:09 Brother Adalvald's journals on ancient vampire artifacts and burial sites sounded interesting. As I have not started Dawnguard, I went to the Hall of Vigilants and looked for the journals. They were nowhere to be found. Checked the Wiki and the journals have not been made by Bethesda, in any ES game... so I made them. Anyone interested in gathering Adalvald's journals can now do so: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/23863/ It isn't a very big mod, but it took 8 hours to make.
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    I agree that companies should look for new products, but I think Gopher is complaining about game like FALLOUT. Bethesda basically failed with Fallout 76 because they were trying to break into a new platform. Bethesda's problem was calling it Fallout 76. It should have been a new game, online. It probably would not have done very well, but it would not have made everyone panic. Basically what people are now saying is: I will not buy the next Elder Scrolls game because I don't trust Bethesda. CDPR is facing a similar backlash if Cyberpunk 2077 does not live up to the excellent story writing style of Witcher 3, From what they have demoed they may have a problem because the story telling in what they showed was extremely weak and uninteresting. It was all action and jumping around like a MarioBros game. If that is all the have to offer it will fail. Yes they changed platform but at what cost? Fallout Shelter doesn't really count. It was seen as a temporary throwaway. Like a bobblehead handed out at a convention. Nobody expected anything from it. Fallout76 was badly advertised. I knew exactly what it was months before it was released and published what I knew here on this forum. People didn't listen to me and got the wrong expectation. Fallout76 is not a bad game. It's problem is that there are far better online games out there. Fallout76 is free to play after you buy it but it just isn't that good a game. Fallout does not fit in the online niche. It is a great single player RPG. Trying to play it online was just plain frustrating. I totally agree that the companies are not learning from mistakes. There were so many problems addressed by FFO and ESO that they practically rebuilt the games from scratch because of the flaws... then Fallout 76 had many of the exact same flaws. These companies should concentrate on the old successes and maintain their fan base. Then they can build a few new games that are not very big to test the waters. Prey was a good example of a market test. It wasn't a huge game but it was clearly experimental. It was a success, I think, for what it was. The only problem with it was that fans wanted a new Fallout similar to Fallout 3 or NV, or a new Elder Scrolls, or even a DLC. Fans are getting tired of old promises.
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    None of that explains to me why tell us so early. Its not like I need years to save up 60 bucks. Now we have to wait years!?! I'm not smiling and I am not happy they told me in fact it makes me tense that I have to wait so long and pissed at them. Take Metro Exodus we all heard about it a year or so ago and here it is. Everyone is thrilled loves the game and praises the developer. That's how you do it.
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    whitelion1284

    A Letter of Thanks

    Aye. I've gotten into the habit of just leaving one of his videos on while I'm doing other things. So he's often the voice in the other room keeping the house from feeling empty.
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    €0.02 “Nobody remembers bad games shipped on time.” “Games - it's a business, we can be proud of it, yeah? It's inovation. It's creation” Marcin Iwiński - Co-founder CD Projekt Red Martin: [Drops mic.] [proceeds to continue doing God's work] Full video: CD Projekt Red - Retrospective Pt.1 | The Origins Of CDPR | PS4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Ii7uBXZaQ
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    I agree within limits. Game sequels are important because players want to follow the story. Sequels need to do that. They need to progress the story in new and innovative ways. The transition from Arena, the Morrowind, to Oblivion, to Skyrim is a good example. Dishonored is another good example. The entire Final Fantasy Series is a good example. Each sequel advanced to players understanding of the universe in new ways. They were not boring clones. You are right about innovation. The gaming world is and has always been in a state of flux. New tech makes it possible to use that tech in new ways. However, games are approaching a state parallel to books. Book technology relies on text and there is not much you can do to text. Still people love to read because everyone who reads a book reads a different story. Comic books and graphic novels become cartoons and movies. Entertainment will not go away. Games allow the player to make their own story. The whole point of the technology is to make your own story. It is like a game of chess. Every time you play a game, you create your own new story. RPGs are the next step. VR is a step beyond where we are. VR is in its infancy. But technology will peak or platform. The holodeck may be the future of VR. But the basic principle remains: Players want to create their own story in a world they are drawn to. Immersion in shooters is shallow and wears out quickly. In other words, technological advances are peaking and game companies need to concentrate on better RPGs with game worlds players love.
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    I'm sorry but I think that merely concentrating on the existing IPs isn't a good idea. They shouldn't be neglected, but I don't think that merely reiterating the same formula over and over is a good idea. One one hand it's true that many fans just want their "daily fix" to scratch a certain hitch, but from what I've seen over the past decade or so, this is also how a company ends up regurgitating uninspired "clones" of its own games. Granted a game with a solid (I like to say maniacal) enough fanbase would sell well enough no matter what, the EA Games sports titles are a pretty clear indicator, but there would always be a trickle of disgruntled players leaving after a while. On the other hand, producing a high quality remaster of an old game (e.g. porting Morrowind on Skyrim's engine) is a different beast, but it doesn't address the main problem that any company tend to face: getting new players by the ton!
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    another thing, there are so many people literally begging for a remaster of fo3 and fnv, and you can't get any more wanting more of the same than that.
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    that would be the case with ubisoft releasing a new Assassin's Creed game every year in the past for example, but BGS makes a new game every 3-4 years, that is long enough for people to want more of the same in updated technology with some tweaks to gameplay included.
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    Philosophercat

    Music

    Another oldie from the first forum. This is my favourite piece of music atm. This game is amazing, the music is amazing, and the lyrics and the literary structure of it make this humanities nerd's heart wibble. In order, the lyrics are: Latin (Aeneid of Vergil) Old English/Anglo-Saxon (Beowulf of Some Guy) Ancient Greek (Odyssey of Homer) French (Joan of Arc during her trial) Japanese (Matsuo Bashō)
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    Cryzeteur

    A Letter of Thanks

    I have been following Gopher since before I became partly disabled, but my story is similar to yours. Gopher has a knack for a sort of laid back Monty Python humor and just all around comfortable chatter that helps fill in many hours. Glad you are here and enjoying the company.
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    whitelion1284

    A Letter of Thanks

    Yeah man. I've also vicariously reveled in Jack's wholehearted celebration of drug and alcohol abuse. Gotta love Cass.
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    Tirius

    Miniopoly - A Minion Land board game

    Dom returns to visit the completed project - thx again for featuring it :
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    Eliorim

    EU and the proposed Article 13 !?!

    After a series of spontaneous protests across Germany, the motion to move the copyright vote to next week has been DENIED.
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    Is it weird (true story) that I bought the whole Witcher series only based on Gopher's playthrough and never played through them myself? Witcher 1 I played until the end of chapter 1 but the combat mechanics were to much for me so I rage quit at the first boss fight. Such a 'casual'. I won't play Witcher 2 because I didn't finish W1 and my PC can't run W3. No regret buying them all though. Is that weird?
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    Gopher - It seems Steam is the only place NOW to get the Enderal (Updated w/DLC) files and it will only download to a specific target game drive path - Steam will NOT allow it to be downloaded to my desktop, which pooches me being able to place the loader direct into the Skyrim directory as you show in the video - steam downloads ALL the files plus any updates (It's not just a loader.exe anymore), AND installs to a separate folder (parallel folder): (K:) > Steam > steamapps > common > Enderal) How can I get around this? I need to use Vortex now to install mods and it really complicates things for me if I have to migrate mods to my Enderal folder from my Skyrim folder - tried already and F'd up BOTH games, which is why I am RE-downloading both! Any help will be appreciated (NMM is a thing of the past now, as I am sure you know) I wonder if it is possible to simply grab just the Enderal Loader.exe from that directory folder once the download/installation are finished, and copy it into the Skyrim directory? Will The Enderal mod recognize any mods I use if I do so? Nexus Mods downloads direct to Vortex, and subsequently to my Skyrim game data folder via that manager as it does NOT recognize Enderal as a game, so you see my potential problem - I am extremely new to this level of installing mods - it was much easier with FO4 and Skyrim SE once I figured out how to migrate my 300 + mods between those two games, over to the Vortex from NMM. But I didn't have to mess around with game folders in that instance. I originally thought I could simply copy/paste any mods for Enderal from my Skyrim data folder, directly to my Enderal data folder, but now I am not sure this is the best course - I am not yet knowledgeable enough to chance missing a file(s), or accidentally adding files that pertain ONLY to Skyrim, or having files overwrite others that they shouldn't and subsequently ruining the Enderal mod - again. My Game folders are thus: (K:)> Steam> steamapps> common> Fallout 4 Skyrim <<< Vortex installs Enderal mods to this folder from Nexus Mods Enderal <<< How do I get them to work here? Skyrim Special Edition Please advise!!
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    Thank you for this response! I saved this post addy to fav's so I can come back and refer to your reply once I am ready to put your guidance to good use. Atm, I have 12 mods loaded, and yes - direct copy/paste into the data folder, and they work! - no glitches, stutters, freezes, or ctd's. Had one issue earlier where the 1st quest of the questline The First Step I think it was, upon completion of the quest The Void, put the guy behind the cellar bars where the corpse/coffin is in Yero's cellar, and he couldn't meet me at the market. I had to setstage 90 The Void because the bars wouldn't lower to let us in to begin with, to complete THAT quest - I simply couldn't get those damn sticks into the starling locks - I am a bit physically impaired with nerve damage (Combat wound) that affects the dexterity of my hands/fingers, and can't use a controller efficient enough to move that fast - mice and keyboard? NEVER!!. So This action probably pooched things for the beginning of The First Step quest. I noticed a while later while re-starting the game, when I checked the data files in the loader, that an .esm had somehow ended up in the middle of my .esp's. After putting it into it's proper place, no problems since, except that those two quests are probably a lost cause, regrettably. As you can see in my previous post, I have the games FO4 and Skyrim SE as well - both heavily modded, averaging about 300+ mods total, which I have learned to manually manage - I will NEVER use loot, and Vortex tries hard, and be that as it may, it is not as accurate as one could want - I simply will not trust mod managers - not with 140 and 190 mods in my games, respectively. Loot just ran off with the bit between it's teeth and ruined a load order I had carefully arranged prior to trying it out. Vortex is great with helping me solve conflicts - I'll say that much, and be happy with that since it IS NMM's replacement, after all, and all mod downloads via Nexus Mods now default to Vortex, once I installed it. Gotta say, I was a bit miffed after watching Gopher's 2 year-old vid on installing Enderal - back then, apparently, one could still download the loader.exe direct to a chosen destination, throw into the Skyrim directory, and go from there. So Steam comes along and snatches the game up (I call Enderal a game, because it's a frickin' game - DLC my arse!) lol, and makes it now impossible to download/install to anywhere but a main drive partition. As with their dictatorial mandatory game updates - which simply destroy most of our mods that have dependencies on SKSE, F4SE, etc. which creates a huge hassle, they've highjacked the game download method, to the point at which I really …. "dislike" those guys! Thanx for listening, btw! I vent occasionally.
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    My gut feels is Cyberpunk with feel and play like an updated Crysis in a some what open world. Which is not a bad thing I enjoyed those games. The one thing that kept The Witcher 3 from being my all time favorite game was 3rd person only. I believe Cyberpunk will offer both 1st and 3rd person so that will be a real plus for me.
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    I agree with the sentiment, but I think that Gopher slightly missed the point on one count: I think that it's perfectly natural for a company to branch out, otherwise it ends up stagnating and dying (there are very few successful "single product companies"), but the problem is the scale. Right now most companies are selling these "experiments", these first forays into already crowded niches of the market as if they were the next big thing, the platform for their future identity, and this is where the shit it the industrial size fan. Fallout Shelter was a game completely unlike anything Bethesda ever tried, but it was overall well received, whereas Diablo Immortal was booed from day one. Why? Because the audience saw Fallout Shelter as a mere test, a side project, a cute filler and low maintenance game released while the studio worked on the next big thing. Diablo Immortal, on the other hand, was announced with all the fanfare of a main title (or at least a big DLC), making everybody think that Blizzard was going to develop and maintain just it, instead of their array of existing games and properties. Given all of the above there's one more element: learning from mistakes. Titles like Anthem and Fallout 76 are problematic for the above reasons and because of the development problems Gopher outlined in the video (Anthem in particular took 6 years and was nowhere near a decent release state). Neither of these titles took advantage of the mistakes made by their competitors, nor learned how to avoid them and this is simply unacceptable in any way shape or form.
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    You sir, are insane. But I forgive you.
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    I got a sudden itch to go play rage 1 again. loved the towns and inhabitants of that game and always thought, this would make a great rpg. I think outerworlds shares that firefly/serenity vibe that I also got from rage 1 ps: can't wait to see an outerworlds let's play series from Gopher after the game is released
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    SirSelig

    Music

    I feel broken inside... Just sitting here, staring into the nothingness of reality and I can feel the vast emptiness of the universe... and all I hear is Supergeil (and no I havent been drinking or smoking anything)
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    Gorzkiewski

    Music

    Die Klopapierwerbung. I'm sorry that I have caused such drastic reactions. :X
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    jaKz9

    Music

    WTF did I just watch?! Hahaah
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    Okmeery

    Music

    Bahahaha, what did I just watch XD Santa..is that you??
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    jaKz9

    Music

    In case no one knows the genre this is called Drum & Bass. (Brace yourselves, I'm going to post a lot of songs! Haha) Keep in mind that this is not "noise" like many people say
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    Philosophercat

    Music

    This one is an ancient Greek song called the Hymn to Nemesis. It's surprisingly catchy!
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    Philosophercat

    Music

    I like to make playlists that I use as 'soundtracks' for my novel to listen to while I write so I'm inspired by their tone. I think this one's going on the list Thank you! I'll have to check out the rest of his work. Speaking of my novel's 'soundtrack' this song is my hero's theme: 'The Opened Way' from Shadow of the Colossus. SotC is the one game on console I'd love to see [uSER=4]@Gopher[/uSER] play if he ever decided to do a few console games. It's much too difficult for me to beat but the atmosphere and story are stunning-- and all told without words.
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