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The grave, I would expect "From the cradle to the grave" to be describing the subject. So if the elf is marrying the old woman, then he's robbing the old woman's grave

4ish years ago when I bought a house I was convinced not to get a house inspection, would it be crazy to get one now just to make sure it's all good?

Was 25 and super nervous, so when the realtor was like "oh yeah they just check for basic stuff, but I looked around and it looks great" I was like "Oh okay, this is so astronomically expensive every penny saved is good..."...

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Indeed. My current house is great thanks to an inspection. My wiring was incredibly old, and so are my pipes. We had to replace the wiring, legally, as the house couldn't be insured, it was a fire risk, but I'd rather know that than die in a fire.

And if I didn't use a good inspector I would've ended up at a different house that looked amazing, but had incredibly expensive termite damage hidden behind insulation that the owners shoved in the foundation to cover up the damage.

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As the manager who has to go get more and replace them every time we rapidly run out, no

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I'm not sure if the reason fits the definition of reactionary, but that is a pretty awful take, which is at the least wildly ignorant, and at worst, trolling.

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I think it's clear you guys disagree on a lot of major life philosophies, and that broadly it would've been difficult to get along with his current views. I don't think this is anywhere near "I'm meant to be single" territory.

You just need enough time to meet someone who more aligns with where you're at in life currently, and that just wasn't him.

9 years later, I finally played fallout 4

Having dropped New Vegas in the past due to lost interest, I decided to try this game out finally since a friend of mine was having a fallout 3 playthrough himself. It was it 8 bucks, so I figured why not. I have to say, I put way more hours into this game than both other Bethesda games I've played through (Skyrim and Oblivion)...

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It just depends what you go into it looking for. If you want a deep RPG you won't get it, and I found the story enjoyable, but just all right, but not horrible or anything. I do also really enjoy the gameplay.

The shooting won't change the world, but it is enjoyable, and I really like the scavenging and modification of weapons and armor, and as a motivation for exploration it's great.

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I think that's a lot of what happened back when it released. The most recent Fallout game before then was Fallout New Vegas, and when it comes to a narratively deep RPG that's almost an unfair fight compared to anything Bethesda has put out, so of course Fallout 4 fell very short of that mark.

But it does have successes in other areas. For the first time in, shit, any Bethesda game ever I found the animations and feedback of moment to moment combat actually enjoyable, the junk gathering and upgrading is an extremely addictive loop, and the game does look genuinely pretty and immersive, though the character animations still let it down.

I liked it to the tune of multiple hundreds of hours, myself.

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If by modern you mean Fallout 3 and beyond, then absolutely New Vegas and its DLCs. You will not get anything of a deep story from any of the other offerings except maybe Fallout 4's Far Harbor, but that comes too little too late if you might not tolerate Fallout 4's flaws to get there.

New Vegas doesn't play very well in terms of combat, hello Gamebryo engine, but it has a complex story with many possible directions and endings, and many factions that are much more than black and white. Your character's own dialogue is also far better written compared to Bethesda's offerings and has a lot more agency in the world. I think you will find enough to enjoy there as long as you can get past the hump of some middling (even for its time) shooting.

A lot of that can be owed to the staff similarities between the original Fallouts and New Vegas, Obsidian's strong point, particularly Josh Sawyer as director.

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Funnily enough, the game is basically stuck at 60 FPS for me, even though I have a 144hz monitor. Everything I look up says the game engine wasn't configured to go past that and anything higher requires mods and such for it to be supported. I'm a relatively modest gamer who plays a lot of Switch, so as long as it's consistent I don't mind, I just keep it at 60.

Glad to know Starfield can go higher, but my computer isn't amazing so newer games just don't stay consistent above 60, I just cap Starfield at 60 as well.

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Do you feel like that's been accomplished here?

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I accidentally read an extremely dry Wikipedia page about a British politician until I realized that you meant the TempleOS guy. I agree, very interesting guy. Too many Terry Davises!

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Have you tried the Mooncrash? It does have a timer!

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Usually smoke weed and play a game, or play bass guitar. Weed does well to prevent me from dwelling on things because it shortens my attention span. Games allow me to escape, and not much keeps me in the moment as much as playing music does, to do it right you must live in the moment, so it helps.

That being said, this is all escapism, which makes me feel better, but never solves any of the things I might be anxious about.

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It makes sense. I respect the hell out of the guy for being honest and true of his morals and standing by his community, but I'm sure he knew what he could get into by doing that, and he took the shot anyway. I hope he's just been shuffled around elsewhere and still has a job.

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Felt like it was doing just fine to me for how advanced the systems were on a console that was six years old. I do wish you were able to play it, it's an awesome game, it indeed has ambitions that surpass the hardware, but I do think they managed to pull it off, if only by the skin of their teeth.

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I would suppose you get rudely resurrected when the 24 hours expires.

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I mean, this game has a meta war that determines all available planets, mission types and rolls out content based on community involvement. It would be nice to have an offline mode, too, but this game is not completely decoupled from being online, unlike Hitman or something.

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Did the first one really have offline? I played the shit out of it, but I was always connected. Sure, they should implement something similar here, too, but it is genuine work they need to put in to get it there, I'm sure they had to invest that for the first game especially since it was on the Vita.

It isn't arbitrary, though, go on any of the communities that care about the meta war and you'll see people really do keep up with it and enjoy it, they work with each other to focus on the major orders and do a bit of roleplaying at the same time.

I know that you're very anti always online, and I understand and agree that it should be optional, but to say that nothing comes out of it would also be disingenuous.

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Me too. I know it's a bit of work to set up an alternate mode and method to get to different planets and missions, and I'm sure teams are run really tightly on what gets worked on or not due to paying for whole teams to work, but I do wish they did what they could to future proof it.

A lot of always online games are awesome, have artistic merit, and can be looked back upon later as gaming history, and if they don't preserve these "art pieces" then a huge chunk of gaming history will likely disappear into the ether in 10 or 20 years. It seems a little silly to me that we can go back and play Mario 64, or even Helldivers 1 and see what that was like, but Helldivers 2 will become an inaccessible splash screen, it's a waste of all of the time and work, and even the money that went into making this happen in the first place.

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Hazarding a guess with context... Female bodybuilders

Do you clean the opening on your glass bottles?

Spouse and I have a discussion on what to do after you pour a sauce out of a glass bottle. I do nothing but my wife takes her finger and wipes the excess from the bottle before she puts the lid back on. I think touching the food is disgusting and she thinks leaving it there to gum up the lid is disgusting. What do people do?

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I usually try to make up for it beforehand by pouring really carefully and trying to get it so none pours down the side of the opening, but if some does I usually just put the lid on and wipe any excess after that. Usually that does decent enough at keeping it clean until it's used up anyway.

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I much prefer the extremely deliberate aiming and the heavily physics influenced combat of Helldivers. Just makes it feel a lot deeper than EDF that sort of makes up for that granular detail by instead being extremely arcadey and over the top in its weapons and class abilities.

They play quite differently even though they have some surface similarities, but EDF is indeed also awesome and I wish it was more popular.

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Yeah, I saw a review where the guy was like "what mechanics are there are really polished" and to me that was saying that they can really feel an absence of the "rest of the game", and so its probably not that far along.

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The recent star ocean remake reminds me of that, I think it's got action combat

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It depends on what the vision is supposed to be. If the dev was making a hentai game, but had the scenes censored, then that fundementally destroys the purpose of the game and ruins the point.

If it was a game like Stellar Blade which seems like it has a lot more going on in terms of story and worldbuilding, combat and death, then the sexual parts seem almost more exploitative and distract/clash with the primary themes. I have not played it and cannot say absolutely, though, in this case.

Then there are games like the Witcher 3 where sex plays a moderate part in the life of the protagonist and adds to the realism and grit of the world, and so sexual imagery actually adds to the game in that way.

So, I think it all depends on execution and perceived intent.

Edit: none of this is to say I support censorship, I think as long as content is clearly marked it should be up to the player what they want to see, I'm talking about what the censorship impacts in the game experience.

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I've only played Witcher 3 and found a lot of the interesting parts of the world to be the darker parts you don't see in other fantasy games, a lot of the themes of the quests are very heavy, like the bloody Baron's quest as an easy popular mention.

Therefore, the addition of places like whorehouses or other quests related to that deepen the realism of the world in a way that something like Skyrim would absolutely never, and if those bits were ever censored out it would reduce the immersive realism of the world, to me

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I suppose I'll edit my comment to only mention the third

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Weed, of course, and then acid, mushrooms, and ecstasy a handful of times, cocaine once.

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It's not really the downvoting that's the whole reason, I also want people to understand and enjoy the joke. If I make a joke, and I knowingly leave an /s off, then I'm accepting that part of the audience won't get it, and if I'm just trying to be a dick about it and the only person intended to laugh is me, then okay, but I like to make other people laugh and be happy, so /s it is.

It's clumsy, sure, but I'd rather be clumsy than come across as an ass or not make any sense.

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My bad, I meant in general, not your specific comment

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I would assume it's because it leads the reader to what tone to use in a given sentence. The question mark or exclamation point would be useful in tone throughout the whole sentence, but if neither is present in front of the sentence a regular reading tone could be assumed.

so why add a floating period when nothing being there allows for the same assumption and is much, much simpler and easier?

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