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About Inigima

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    Martial arts, music, film, computers.

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  1. Inigima

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Fallen Order is real good so far, I'm about 4 hours in. It's much easier than Sekiro, but that will also depend on the difficulty setting, which it has and Sekiro doesn't IIRC. There's a "Story Mode" for people who don't want to deal with any real difficulty, Jedi Knight (normal), Jedi Master (hard), and I forget the fourth one but obviously it's the hardest. It affects things like enemy health and parry window length. I'm just playing on normal since I want to have real combat but don't want anything crazy. I've definitely died but only a few times. It has Sekiro/Souls type checkpoints, but unlike bonfires, you don't have to respawn enemies -- that only happens if you choose to refill your health and stims (the estus analogue). If you don't do that you don't get the recharge, but dead enemies stay dead and the game is still saved. There are also auto checkpoints, plus if you screw up a platforming thing you'll usually restart immediately right before the thing you screw up and just lose a little health. Melee is fine, definitely lighter than Sekiro. Parrying blaster fire with your lightsaber is great fun and the lightsaber stuff in general is just really well done. You can customize lightsaber color, but I'm not sure if that's true if you didn't preorder. Default is blue and I can choose green or orange as well. I'm not sure if there are others to find. There are all kinds of customization collectibles for the other parts of the lightsaber, including the emitter (handle) style, metal, etc. You can find customizations for your outfit, your ship, and your droid pal too. No customization choices for Force powers. There is a skill tree, though, which you can use to upgrade what you do have, plus lightsaber skills and general stuff like +health. Who knows if it'll stay good to the end, but I'm enjoying it a lot so far. I am not really a Star Wars guy, I like it okay but don't really get the obsessive people. One thing I'm told hardcore Star Wars people will appreciate, though, is the main character correctly pronouncing AT-AT as "at at" (with a short A sound), which is a thing I did not know was correct until told. I always thought it was Ay Tee Ay Tee.
  2. Inigima

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    You won't actually kill them. They salute you and then all the mantises are friendly.
  3. Inigima

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I think the Mantis Lords (in the Mantis Village in Fungal Wastes) are completely optional, assuming that's what we're talking about. (If it's the Traitor Lordj in Queen's Gardens, that's a different fight, and it's optional too but it is bullshit --it used to be very easy and they patched it to make it harder and now I hate the fight. I recommend cheesing it with a combination of Flukenest and Shaman Stone charms.) You can get to Deepnest via the Mantis Lords, but there are other ways in and out of it. I am genuinely surprised that people have so much trouble with the Mantis Lords. I am not sure if I have ever died to them in 3 or 4 plays. Maybe once. It's a very learnable fight, and I for sure beat it on the first try. (That's not to judge -- I find people have wildly varying amounts of trouble with a lot of the bosses.) If you tackle them early, though, you won't have a high-level Nail and the fight will be much longer. If you are having trouble learning the fight, Quick Focus is a big a help so you can heal more easily.
  4. Inigima

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Wow. It's not for everyone but I didn't expect this level of distaste for it. Out of curiosity, how far in did you get before quitting?
  5. Inigima

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    You're in for a treat. What a phenomenal game.
  6. New silly theme level: Das Boot BSS-FYJ-7TG
  7. I'm glad you liked it! I saw your comment when you posted it. I hope the other one won't disappoint you -- the only real Roman element to it is the crumbling buildings, and the "Rise and Fall" thing is just a joke about the lava. I didn't make any levels for a while because I had no inspiration. I think I produce decent levels in a gameplay sense, but it's hard to even get started when you have no ideas that strike your fancy. My wife has been a big help in that department lately. I sometimes start with a general idea, or even just a funny phrase, and develop a theme from there. Right now I'm thinking of making a water level almost entirely because I was thinking about the South Pacific musical. I definitely recommend thinking about a small subset of elements you want to include -- ones that fit your theme, like Dry Bones mostly belong in castles and ghost houses, not outside -- and then sticking to those. Constraining yourself can lead to some nicely creative output, IMO.
  8. I've made a couple of new levels after a bit of a hiatus, both collaborations with my wife: Cave of Wonders - B6C-52L-91H Not very hard, themed level that's part auto-scroll. Rise & Fall of the Roman Empire - 2DV-V09-6LF Much harder than most of what I've made, but not kaizo levels or anything insane like that. Castle level with two very different sections, both with rising and falling lava. I'm hoping more of y'all will come back to SMM2, the quality of what's come out of here has been excellent IMO.
  9. Inigima

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I have processed a refund from the Epic Store, so no. The process is a little janky, but it works.
  10. Inigima

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I picked this up today as well. I was skeptical but it is genuinely great.
  11. Inigima

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Is no one else playing Control? Third person shooter with paranormal stuff and a Twin Peaks vibe.
  12. Inigima

    Bull**it Jobs

    Do they, though? The number of useful project managers I've ever known approaches an asymptote at zero. I too would like to hear some more examples from Graeber of what he considers a bullshit job. Not someone trying to make a smarmy point, but what jobs the actual author argues are bullshit.
  13. Inigima

    Careerchat III

    In my field at least, the advice is generally not to seek or take a counteroffer, because it paints a target on your back. If you get an offer you like somewhere else, just take it and put in your notice. Otherwise the company may just be buying themselves time to find your replacement.
  14. Inigima

    Video Games: Keanu Re3ves Is Breathtaking

    I really hate the editor in the newer versions of IPB. Quick test of text after spoiler: This is not a spoiler
  15. Inigima

    Video Games: Keanu Re3ves Is Breathtaking

    Should be, yeah. Usually when I have problems like that I've screwed up the tags. Doesn't seem to be a preview option anymore, so let's see how this goes: (EDIT: Working fine for me -- check that your tags are right, not missing the / on the closing tag, not missing a square bracket, etc.)