Ferrum Aeternum

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About Ferrum Aeternum

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  • Birthday 06/10/1974

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    Memphis, TN, USA
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  1. College Basketball: Sweet and disappointing

    I would love to see South Carolina win it if for no other reason than they were so far off the radar when the tournament began, and unlike past low-seed winners (i.e. UConn a few years back) they have no history of competing at this high a level. It's just fun to watch a team come out of nowhere like that.
  2. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Whaaaat? I too had no idea. Jeez does that ever need fixing.
  3. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Tacking onto my last post - my biggest annoyance at this point is the menus, specifically the mission log and the inventories. I'm getting more accustomed to them, but they're still horrible. I have no idea if modding is even possible with this game but it's begging for a SkyUI-style interface mod.
  4. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Damn, y'all are way ahead of me. I'm at around 22 hours including the trial. In terms of the facial animations, either I've adjusted to the quirks or they're actually getting better the deeper I go into the story, because I'm seeing fewer and fewer issues as I go. The last set of ship convos I had looked (almost) perfectly fine. In terms of the game, the things I liked most in the trial I am liking more and more in the full version (namely combat and exploration). Combat gets more fun with the addition of more/stronger abilities and the sense of exploration and discovery remains fantastic.
  5. College Basketball: Sweet and disappointing

    HOLY shit what a finish.
  6. College Basketball: Sweet and disappointing

    Daggum Roy live tweeting a game is always great, especially with a direct quote
  7. Heavy Metal 9: through Bruce is salvation

    We've all been too fucking depressed to do anything fun like post about metal. Neat idea in that link! OK this is metalthread, so here's some wicked 80s style thrash I found. Enjoy!
  8. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    You have to change gear at a loadout interface, which practically speaking means on your ship or at a Forward Station (essentially like the camps in DA:I). This is a gripe for me. I really don't understand the point of not being able to switch gear while out in the world.
  9. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    I've barely had time to play ME:A post-release because of work, but I did manage last night to clear out several missions on the Nexus that I'd missed the first time through (or that were new) and made it to the next planet after Eos. My crew looks to be fully assembled at this point and I'm already starting to warm up to them. My favorite at this point is probably Drack, who brings a different perspective as an older, more grizzled and even-keeled Krogan. Really looking forward to the weekend so I can dive into the gameplay head first.
  10. College Basketball: Sweet and disappointing

    The Memphis regional is insane this year. UNC/Butler, UCLA/Kentucky. Last time we hosted, my employer got us a bunch of tickets fairly cheap. No such luck this time.
  11. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    That was my exact impression of Firewatch. It's one of the very few games in recent memory that I played through in one sitting the first time through. I thought I read that someone's making a film version? Awesome if true.
  12. College Basketball: Tournament Time

    Totally. That school is a basketball dead zone. Gary Parrish had an anecdote on his radio show a couple weeks ago about that program that I found interesting - several years back when they made the Final Four (the Tyrus Thomas/Big Baby team), they sold out exactly one home game at the Maravich Assembly Center. That is just pathetic, especially considering how easy it is logistically for a critical mass of their fans to attend games. Baseball is far and away the #2 sport at LSU with basketball a distant third.
  13. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Polygon is a source I often find myself agreeing with on reviews. They gave Andromeda a 7.5, which feels about right to me. They criticized the aforementioned quirks as well as the menus (which I agree are pretty bad) while praising the story, atmosphere of discovery and interactions with crewmates. I'm very encouraged by their description of the crew loyalty missions and the emotional investment in these characters. The free trial didn't afford much time for that aspect to percolate.
  14. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    A review I read this morning said that the dialogue options were designed to be more nuanced this time around, i.e. that Ryder can change tone during a conversation at will which is meant to be more realistic than the old Paragon/Renegade system. You raise a good point though - I haven't seen any choices yet that I would deem the "asshole option." Pragmatic is about as close as it's gotten.
  15. College Basketball: Tournament Time

    Oh god, that picture of her screaming right in Andy Katz's ear...I needed that this morning.