The stream is viewable here.
Sometimes, I wish I had Twitter. Then I remember Twitter is a cesspool of morons, so I no longer wish I had Twitter. Then I rejoice.
The stream is viewable here.
Sometimes, I wish I had Twitter. Then I remember Twitter is a cesspool of morons, so I no longer wish I had Twitter. Then I rejoice.
I really hate the focus I’ve had on Fallout 4 lately, but I just had a small thought: why does everyone in this world have the exact same dialects one would find today? The language has not changed one bit; the grammar has remained the same, and the same goes for vocabulary, aside from in-universe jargon which is required to describe certain things, of course.
It’s just a bit odd. Two centuries pass and the English language remains the same? No. Separation of groups of people like that is bound to cause dialects to pop up which would be audibly different from anything we have today. Of course, there are radio stations, but I can’t imagine there being radio stations everywhere right? I don’t know.
I might as well use this post to vent about the Draconic language in “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”, or just “Skyrim”. Concerning the vocabulary, what the hell is up with that language? It’s literally just English except encrypted! Its grammar is English, its sentence structure is English, and its overall flow reeks of English! It’s not a language; it’s a cipher, a kid’s invention, a fraud! It’s something I would have come up with back when I was twelve!
I need sleep now…
P.S. 1st of July, 2017: Perhaps the English language has devolved into something analogous to the fusion of iron in the core of a star; it has stopped “evolving” due to reaching a critical stage of non-evolvability. Nah, that couldn’t be.
I love this game. I decided to return to this game after half-a-year of not playing. I love how everything is so technically difficult. And, by “difficult”, I mean “retarded”.
Seriously, everything in this game is retarded. I say that going by the very definition of the word; the technology involved in this game’s engine is so outdated, it can’t even handle out-of-disk-space situations properly. I thought games had that these days, but no, we can’t have that because that would require actual work being put into the actual game engine instead of making a game world and scripts for the various quests which I frankly don’t give a single shit about.
Essentially, I lost some time playing because I happened to run out of disk space while playing the game. The reason this happened is because I usually don’t take into consideration the fact that the game’s save location is, by default, forever in the “my documents” folder, which is fucking retarded. That’s on my SSD dedicated to my OS and core programs! Let me change the damn save location! Jesus! Honestly, it would take like 5 minutes of coding. It’s a string of characters! But no, we can’t have that, either, because that would require adding non-essential stuff not related to gameplay to the game, and that’s a waste of time, innit? It has to be another pain in the poophole added to the already exhaustive list of dogshit this game has to offer.
Thankfully, I only lost about six real-time days of progress, because I did at least have the foresight to copy my save files over to a location on a disk which is not in any way going to run out of disk space any time soon before I started my new session. Well, actually, it’s more like five days, because this happened yesterday, but whatever. And, by the way, that’s five days on which occurrences of gameplay have occurred, not five days of gameplay. That would be worse, because the save file has eight days of gameplay behind it in total, which, I admit, may not be all that much.
Regardless, I really hate how shit the game engine on which this game runs is. In conjunction with with terrible occlusion culling, sub-par pathfinding, ghouls spawning right in my face for no reason*, V.A.T.S. causing the game to freeze intermittently, enemies throwing grenades like they’re fucking supervillains or some shit, and an array of other issues, now including a lack of error messages when there is no disk space left to make the save actually, you know, SAVE, this makes actually playing the game an absolute pita at times.
Finally, I would just like to say to those who would probably go all “well, don’t put all your eggs in one basket and make some extra saves etc. etc. etc. blah blah blah”: I can’t. Why? Ask Bethesda. They’re the ones who made this arbitrary rule where I can’t make manual saves while playing survival mode, which denies the player control over the save function. To the dumbass developers who had the great idea of making survival mode but managed to fuck it up somehow: Good job! You sure did fuck that up
good well good pulchritudinously! And, no, I’m not going to stop playing on survival mode, because I’ve spent my entire save game playing that mode, so it’s not like I’m just going to cop out like a dipshit because Todd Howard and his team troupe are being shitstains again.
You know, I might have to install a mod which allows me to mitigate this bullshit; at this point, it’s practically a necessity. Ooh, that’s another good point for future reference: If you’re going to make a game mode in which the player is no longer in control of the save files, make sure the fucking game works sufficiently well enough to warrant it in the first place. Okay? Thanks.
* This happened during my second run-through of Dun-whatever Borers or whatever the fuck it’s called. It was past the door with the flashback in the first run-through. Creepy shit, but that fucked up too, because I think I managed to break that as well. Fucking hell. Everything in this game breaks! Even the deathclaw in Concord got stuck in the hole it’s supposed to crawl out of! What a joke.
Regarding my absolute meltdown last night due to “Fallout 4” being an absolute crashy mess in V.A.T.S. and the special edition of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” for whatever reason not launching, I seem to have found a fix. It’s the most stupid fix I have encountered yet.
See, whenever there are files missing or certain parts of a program are outdated, we tend to have certain… hrmmm… watchamacallits… oh yeah! ERROR MESSAGES in place! You know, those traumatizing yet helpful messages that tell you what is wrong and thus may give some pointers as to how you may proceed to fix the problem? I’m not including those worthless “oh lol something went wrong for whatever reason you know we’re not going to tell you because our programmers are too fuckign lazy to doa nything right so where just going to ignore you bye”-messages here. Fuck those.
Anyway, I was browsing the Steams and decided to search for “won’t launch”, which didn’t bring up any results. Oh… right, people don’t know what “launch” means. So I tried “won’t start”, and I ended up finding this thread. Specifically, the final comment, which mentioned this video, contained the fix I was looking for.
“So then,” I hear you say. “What was it, then, that was your problem, you spastic turd?” I won’t sugarcoat it for you nor anybody else. My problem was that Windows, specifically the seventh version, for whatever reason was missing this update.
As for why it was missing, I have no idea. I have updates turned on — even non-essential ones, I’m fairly sure. How I have not gotten this update over the course of two fucking months is incomprehensible to me. I’m pretty sure my system updates at least once a month, so don’t come here and tell me I was missing some update because it decided to skip it. Fuck that. That is absolutely retarded, and Micro$oft should be ashamed of themselves.
… and it’s not launching. Isn’t that just special? A bunch of memory is allocated but the executable is probably in a corner jacking off for whatever reason. Good job. Really fucking special.
Edit01: Sure, don’t give me a fucking error message or anything. That would be useful.
Edit02: Here’s a shitty set of instructions:
Does not work. Will not even respond. Is shitty game. Admin rights do jack shit when the executable has been compiled by a bunch of worthless fags being paid to make a pile of turd.
Edit03: Well, shit. Here I was just deciding to switch to Skyrim for once after Fallout 4 kept crashing randomly upon opening V.A.T.S. at least a trillion times a day. From one shitty game to another shitty game that won’t even launch. Fuck Bethesda. Honestly, why do I even bother? Guess I’m just suffering from masochistic tendencies.
Edit04: Let’s see… scratching restarting Steam off the list…
Edit05: May I just take some time to write that I would have fucking destroyed Bethesda had I not already owned the Legendary Edition (wow, editions editions editions fuck your editions bethesda you fat hacks)?
Edit06: DO YOU REALIZE THIS SO-CALLED “SPECIAL EDITION HAS BEEN OUT FOR WELL OVER TWO MONTHS NOW? HAS THIS ISSUE ENCOUNTERED BY MANY ON RELEASE DAY NOT YET BEEN FIXED? IS IT HONESTLY THAT DIFFICULT TO GRASP? YOU GET PAID. CUSTOMERS RECEIVE FUNCTIONAL PRODUCT. FUCK THE FINE PRINT; FOCUS ON ETHICS, YOU TWATSCATS.
Edit07: Going to attempt the updating of drivers. Shall see what will be made after a while. I shall return once results have been fetched.
Edit08: Well, that didn’t work. That wasn’t easy. Even just installing Nvidia’s drivers is a pain in the ass because the installation wizard keeps failing for whatever reason so I have to enter safe mode in order that anything actually finish installing without giving a useless error telling me that the installation was unsuccessful and just leaving it at that. Fucking worthless software designers and programmers these days.
So, you know what? Fuck Skyrim. Fuck Bethesda and their faggy games. I have just about had it. I might return to Witcher 3 instead. At least the fucking game launches.
Last night, I was playing Fallout 4 on survival mode and, after unloading a bunch of shit at Greygarden from wandering the Commonwealth and fixing what remained of Sunshine Co-op’s crops following the settlers’ complete inability at defending it from an attack, I set out towards Cambridge. On my way there, I heard the Mechanist’s robotic fuckbuddies playing his cute little piece-of-shit holotape. I figured there would be maybe four of them at most, seeing how my last encounters hadn’t really given me much trouble aside from a tankbot rekking my rectum there at one point. Anyway, I take it slowly and hide down by the riverbank behind the trees. That should be enough cover, right? Well, yeah, but I then realize there were more than four robots there. I’d say there were more like eight. Obviously, I get shot to bits. Well, my legs got severed at any rate.
So, here we go again. I have to sate my thirst again. I set off towards Cambridge again. This time, the random robotic encounter turned into a random caravan encounter. The trader’s name was Smilling Billy or some shit. I don’t know; the stuff he sold was absolute trash. I ignore him, and follow the road down along the river, which I would guess is the Charles River, based on minimal Googling. I notice there is a raider settlement at the end of the road and decide to raid it. Well, I should have brought a sniper rifle, because that’s pretty much the only way to play this game without throwing a fit every two minutes. Here’s how it went down: I get a sneak attack critical in on a legendary raider there, which of course attracts every raider in the immediate vicinity. That’s not really a problem if they use their guns only, but, as can be deduced from the title, they had grenades, and they did indeed use said grenades. Well, they only used one.
Combat initiated, I use a tree as cover from a fair distance and don’t allow any of them to get too close. Codsworth and I both manage to take down a fair few of them, and end up with one final raider. “I’ll just reload behind this here tree,” I think to myself. “We’ve pretty much annihilated these guys.” Well, yeah, but of course the little cunt had an ace up his sleeve. He chucked a grenade at me. By the time I notice the reddish grenade marker on the screen, it’s too late. Barely managing to turn around in time, I get blown to bits by the grenade.
Obviously, I’m getting pretty annoyed by now. After calming down and reading other people’s rage stories involving various grenade-related shenanigans, I somwhat cheer up and head back towards the raider cunts’ base.
Prepared for a shitstorm, I notice a boatwreck just off the riverbank and decide that would be a good spot to hide. It’s a spot the raiders can’t reach and the distance between the raiders and us means I can just snipe them through the doorway or something. Well, I was being somewhat optimistic, because this is what happened:
So there I am, hiding inside the bridge or whatever smaller boats’ control room is called. The second I step out and peek past the doorframe, a raider prepares a grenade, chucks it halfway across the fucking river and lands it right through the doorway. At this point, I might as well throw my hands in the air, because most of the grenade’s fuse has burnt out by the time it lands inside the fucking boat. So yeah, I die. Mind you, the raiders didn’t even know where I was – my detect-o-meter read [ CAUTION ]. It took the bastards less than one second to notice where I was, pull the pin on the grenade and land it perfectly through the doorway. As for my reaction: res ipsa loquitur.
As for what happened afterwards: I once again head down there. I encounter yet another robotic invasion, but manage to kill them off this time. Interestingly, a Dust Devil also showed up ahead of me, and the robots approached me from behind – they essentially pulled a pincer maneuver on me. Hiding by the river bank, I survive for once. Following this, I run down Riverside Road (patent pending) once fucking again. This time, I utilize a hit-and-run tactic, kiting the raiders out in the open in what would probably by most be called a cowardly manner, but it’s the only way to fight in this fucking game without dying a billion times and amassing hours upon hours of wasted time going back to where one died only to die again then rinse and repeat, sanity decreasing every time.
tl;dr: i died many times then just utlize a hit-and-run tactic to kill the raider cunts because its the only way to fight this game in yes.
Well, the game has pretty much been released as worldwide as it’s ever going to be, and I can pretty confidently say I’m not going to get it. Originally, I was pretty interested in how the game would turn out, but I lost interest over time as I pondered upon the potential deception Hello Games could have been presenting us with over the last few years, or, as is the case with me, the past three months. Thus I eventually forgot about the game until the beginning of this here August month now soon halfway gone by, and it seems it wouldn’t have made much of a difference whether I had continued being renewedly oblivious to the game or, as is indeed the case now, recalled that the game was to be released this August; I know for a fact I am never going to buy it.
So far, I have witnessed a review average of 6/10. Sounds like an overpriced piece of shit, if you ask me. No wonder they kept hiding their little game behind scripted trailers and “gameplay footage” videos.
Once again, the scepticism of certain people have been at a worrying low, including mine. I was excited for WildStar. It sucked. I was excited for Guild Wars 2. It sucked. I wasn’t really excited for Fallout 4 because I had kind of forgotten how long it had been since the previous entry. It’s pretty good once you mod out the shitty conversational UI and possibly make some modifications to the shitty-ish survival mode (i.e. the all-or-nothing approach they did in making it). It would seem the moral of the story is something along the lines of: “Fuck the hype – enjoy what follows ignorance”… or some stupid shit like that.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll find me something else to play.