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25 February 2014 @ 09:14 pm
Gaming related stuff (alternate title: YAY)  
I just finished playing Tomb Raider (2013) and it was awesome. I enjoyed it much more than some of the older games from the franchise. It was much more real and the story captivated me like UGH. Also, that game has one of the most beautifully designed maps I've seen so far (Although I still think that Skyrim has the most beautiful of all). The Japanese architecture on those high mountains. Unf.



On another note, I got invited to The Elder Scrolls Online Beta, omfg! I wish I could stay home this weekend and just play, but it's Fasching here in Germany, so I can't hole myself up in my room. On the downside, I'm currently downloading the 21GB of data needed for this game...it's going to take ages. Sigh.

And as for my earlier statement, here's why I think The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has the most beautiful map of all (personal opinion of cource, but when I can calmly spent ages walking through a game's landscape then that's saying something)
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Marianneeidheann_writes on February 25th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
I don't know what it is, but as huge as eso is, the download seems to go really fast. (This could however have something to do with the fact I'm a 3hr drive from the devs *cough*)

But they must packet it pretty efficiently. Every other mmo I've done has always seemed to drag, even with p2p enabled.
isinuyasha: coffeeisinuyasha on February 25th, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
You actually seem to be right, my launcher tells me there are only 7GB remaining right now, which is not bad at all. I was prepared for it to take hoouuurs.

I just know, though, that I'll be really sad once the Beta is over since I probably won't end up buying ESO (because I'm such a cheapskate). I'm just no fan of monthly fees for gaming :/
Marianneeidheann_writes on February 25th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hahaha I did wow for years. And swtor as well. My family is well familiar with the monthly fee of gaming. XD
isinuyasha: coffeeisinuyasha on February 25th, 2014 10:41 pm (UTC)
I always wanted to play WOW but at that time (when the game was getting pretty popular where I lived) I was at an age where I had to depend on my parents to pay the fees and that was a big No-No for them xD So my first encounter with MMORPG was only Guild Wars xD
Marianneeidheann_writes on February 25th, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
I don't regret the time/money spent on wow. My husband jokes his memory of everquest was pretty much summed up with "damnit I want my money back" but I don't have that experience. I had a lot of fun and I played until it wasn't worth it anymore.

Ofc we used mmo as our primary entertainment expenditure so it evened out.
Cheryl Dysondysonrules on February 25th, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
LOL, I was just thinking how the Lara Croft pics reminded me of Skyrim and then you post Skyrim pics. :D :D :D

CAN'T WAIT FOR ESO!!!
isinuyasha: coffeeisinuyasha on February 26th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Haha great minds think alike and stuff :D

CAN'T WAIT EITHER! Although, if I'm honest, I'm also scared! I always wanted an MMO version of the elder scrolls but if I think about it then the things that I like most about the game are things that are hard to combine with a MMO...like the immersion/interaction with the world, the personal story, the individual choices etc.
But we'll see :D
Cheryl Dysondysonrules on February 26th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not looking forward to the rampant packs of idiots, but you gotta take the bad with the good. :D
your_insomnia: Sherlock coffeeyour_insomnia on February 26th, 2014 02:31 am (UTC)
Ohhh! Update on how that beta goes. I am tentatively interested in ESO even though I have not played Skyrim (those pictures! so pretty). I also have a love/hate relationship with MMOs. Like I love them and get super hooked but then they ruin my life and that's not good so I try to stay away unless the story is really worth it (which I have a feeling might be the case with ESO).
isinuyasha: coffeeisinuyasha on February 26th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
I will keep you guys informed about the Beta :D
I'm the same with MMOs! But I'm also not a real danger to myself because even if I get really hooked on a MMO, I usually lose interest around the lvl50 mark (assuming there are 100 or something) haha :D
That's probably why I enjoyed Skyrim so much, since there's no rush (because it's not online) and the quest are really individual (up to a certain point of course haha) it kept my attention for a long time...and you can always come back to it after ages without thinking you missed something :D And mods are a real joy for me as well :D
your_insomnia: Nanayour_insomnia on February 26th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, no endgame is a problem for a lot of newer MMOs. That's why I've been coming back to WoW for years...There is always something to do but then that could be a problem in itself. I've been feeling burned out by WoW in the past year because there is just SO MUCH TO DO and I don't really know where to start.

Yup, I heard that Skyrim is a very immersive/relaxing experience and it also helps that it's not an MMO, meaning there is no pressure to get into raids/get gear etc.
Pimea Feenixdark0feenix on February 26th, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
Wow! They look both gorgeous but the second ones even more so. Just breathtakingly beautiful scenery!
Pimea Feenixdark0feenix on February 26th, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC)
ETA: Lol!!! I read your tags fast and saw 'gaming' and 'gandom' and thought that the latter must mean 'gaming fandom'. :D :D :D
isinuyasha: coffeeisinuyasha on February 26th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha that's a way cooler tag, I should use that :D
isinuyasha: coffeeisinuyasha on February 26th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
I love beautiful sceneries in gaming, makes the immersion into the game all the more lovely :D
la, zeitgeist!zeitgeistic on February 26th, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh I just got an ESO key and this looks really enticing!
isinuyasha: coffeeisinuyasha on February 26th, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
Cool! I'm excited to see how it goes :D
· daryn · da · teddy ·: Kumagoroawickedmemory on February 28th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
The graphics on Tomb Raider = drooooooooooool

The graphics on The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim = *HEART ATTACK*

(Also, pssst, you can sometimes find MMOs that are close to the originals and free-to-play with optional in-game purchases... that's how I did WoW in college, because I also could not justify paying a monthly fee at that point in time xD) (and there are games like Aion [link] that are officially free to play!)
isinuyasha: coffeeisinuyasha on February 28th, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
The graphics are just to die for :D

Oh I know, I'm a Free to Play MMO junkie :D I think I've tried it all, haha, even Aion. Currently I'm trying Dragon's Prophet which isn't bad at all :D It's just that after a while they all get pretty repetitive so I usually lose interest :D
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