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mALX
post Nov 10 2019, 05:31 PM
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Well done, mALX and Pia!! Congrats on your victory!!! I love that feeling of "let's just see how far we can go" that sometimes leads you all the way through.


Yes, and each victory is a cross between "HOLY COW!" and "WHEW!"

It felt really good for a few minutes; but more than anything it felt like I never wanted to go through all that ever again, lol. Last night I was SO happy my friend Aussie (from TESAlliance) was able to join me for the run again!!! Whew!!! I don't know how on Nirn Acadian and Buffy do this every day in a bunch of different dungeons!!!!!

A thousand times yes!! I have had to scrape my fingers against the table to release the controller from my frozen clutches after Jerric drags me through hell. laugh.gif Blessings upon guildies, friends, and random friendlies who will group up for battles!


Jerric pointed out that there are a bunch of open character slots on my Evergreen/Valdi account, so I've created a couple of bankers. Taking wagers on how long it will be before they start to demand adventures. rolleyes.gif


YES! My hand was cramped around the mouse; and still ached the next day from it!

Ah, yes = the bank mules do eventually get their day in the sun; sometimes forcing us to make a new bank mule to accommodate them, lol.

My Britta was a former bank mule; and this year Lita (formerly known as "Grunting Calia") was rescued from a life as a bank mule by the surgical removal of her grunt via the "Race Change Tokens," lol. She is now a Player Character; though she needs to build up her skills now. (she is CP 160; but doesn't have a single combat skill = crafting is all she has ever done since I discovered the grunting).






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Renee
post Nov 10 2019, 07:37 PM
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Today in Tamriel seems the best place to post this quick story. I don't know how others approach this game. I'm approaching it as full roleplay. I don't know if a lot of others I see do this. For me, RP is all I know.

So with Ana, she does a lot of sneaking around, and I've caught at least 3 other gamers who've seemed surprised to find her lurking in some bushes or grass. They always run up to her. Pause. Then move on. laugh.gif

Anyway, so my story is she's been hunting all the various creatures which lurk in the Seyda Neen / Vivec area. She's a hunter. There was one moment when this warrior or knightly-looking lady came rushing through, began beating on an alik. But she was only Level 3, and was having a tough time. Ana had a perfect shot at the beast (still hiding in grass) and began helping the lady take the thing down!

After this, I got my first Friend request (from a total stranger, that is). And that felt pretty good. smile.gif

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post Yesterday, 01:58 AM
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QUOTE(Renee @ Nov 10 2019, 01:37 PM) *

Today in Tamriel seems the best place to post this quick story. I don't know how others approach this game. I'm approaching it as full roleplay. I don't know if a lot of others I see do this. For me, RP is all I know.

So with Ana, she does a lot of sneaking around, and I've caught at least 3 other gamers who've seemed surprised to find her lurking in some bushes or grass. They always run up to her. Pause. Then move on. laugh.gif

Anyway, so my story is she's been hunting all the various creatures which lurk in the Seyda Neen / Vivec area. She's a hunter. There was one moment when this warrior or knightly-looking lady came rushing through, began beating on an alik. But she was only Level 3, and was having a tough time. Ana had a perfect shot at the beast (still hiding in grass) and began helping the lady take the thing down!

After this, I got my first Friend request (from a total stranger, that is). And that felt pretty good. smile.gif


I've said before in regards to other games that I am not a hardcore roleplayer, but I set some boundaries for my characters. Cincy, for example, is not going going to do the Thieves Guild or Dark Brotherhood questlines. They do not fit him. But I don't set many hard restrictions for them. More power to you, though, Renee.

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post Yesterday, 04:50 AM
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Cat Man Dhou went fishing. He's done six complete zones so far, and today was Glenumbra's turn. He started at Spreads' little cottage near the shore, and di all the salt water holes first, then moved inland to the rivers, found the foul holes while looking for the lakes, and did those next. So that left the lakes to last.

We have now got Piscatory Total Stress Disorder from trying to catch the (probably extinct) Cambray Perch. We used up all our supply of minnows, caught over 350 white lake fish, 35 green, countless wet gunny sacks and bait, three furnishings (Fish, small - Fish, medium, and Fish, Trout) without ever getting the blue one. I lost count of how many circuits of all the lake holes in Glenumbra we did.

It must exist, or nobody could ever have made Master Angler, right? sad.gif



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post Yesterday, 11:44 AM
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Renee, I love that you are doing a full RP with Ana. It is easy for me to get caught up in player-centric mechanics and start rushing around to get things that I ‘need’ rather than just following the character.

Jerric has had a few adventures out in the world when another player’s character started talking to him as a character rather than to me as a player, which is always fun. Most of those times ended with Jerric being invited back to their home for a banquet. This is the point where Jerric realizes that his new friend is a vampire and guesses what the banquet might be. So far he has given a no-thanks and moved on. None of my other characters have been propositioned by vampires. Maybe he looks like he has a lot of extra blood.

The sneaky and slow types are fun because they get to see so much idle NPC and animal behavior. I remember seeing a snow bear stand on its hind legs to scratch its back against a rock. wub.gif


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post Yesterday, 02:54 PM
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Brenna’s Witches Festival Recap

She accomplished pretty much everything she wanted to. She got her witch hat and officially carries the title “Witch”. Much proud, such honor.

Now that the Witches Festival is over we will probably be taking a break from the game until the New Life Festival begins. Have fun out there folks!


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post Yesterday, 03:21 PM
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Much the same here. Got Witch hat, got title, got the Glenmoril Style. More Dremora pages from the solo content than we can use, none from the group stuff (except a couple of dungeons). Hollowjack complete on one more character.

And more ugly furnishings then we're ever going to use - especially bones.

Burned out well before the end, so we went skyshard hunting to fill in the crafting gaps around the crew, and then Cat Man Dhou went fishing instead.

I avoided dumping into the Guild bank, but we have a lot of duplicate Glenmoril pages in hand we haven't destroyed yet. And we're still holding some Companion ones, for that matter, if any of the newest members are interested.

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This all overlapped with the campaign to "make Blossom a real Lady", so we were raising gold at the expense of other activities. That resulted in Laurie building up a big backlog of Master Writs for which she didn't want to buy the motif page. Now the cash can flow that way, we're trying to decide which ones to do. Our AP reserves just went on Akaviri pages, but we're still several items short of the full motif. The choice is between buying the pages that complete motifs, and boosting the rate of getting new writs (long-term benefit), against buying the ones that get the best return in vouchers (short-term).


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post Yesterday, 03:36 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Nov 11 2019, 08:21 AM) *

And more ugly furnishings then we're ever going to use - especially bones.

Lol, we use all of those furnishings! Bones and all!


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post Yesterday, 05:32 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Nov 10 2019, 10:50 PM) *

Cat Man Dhou


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Wonderful to see you all posting here. Reminds me of the old Beth forums, in which we were all posting stuff about our characters almost daily.


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post Yesterday, 07:25 PM
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QUOTE(Renee @ Nov 11 2019, 11:32 AM) *

QUOTE(ghastley @ Nov 10 2019, 10:50 PM) *

Cat Man Dhou


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Introduced in Skyrim as a tester for my Khajiit Hearthfire mod in this post. He's just turned four years old.

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post Yesterday, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE(Renee @ Nov 10 2019, 01:37 PM) *

Today in Tamriel seems the best place to post this quick story. I don't know how others approach this game. I'm approaching it as full roleplay. I don't know if a lot of others I see do this. For me, RP is all I know.

So with Ana, she does a lot of sneaking around, and I've caught at least 3 other gamers who've seemed surprised to find her lurking in some bushes or grass. They always run up to her. Pause. Then move on. laugh.gif

Anyway, so my story is she's been hunting all the various creatures which lurk in the Seyda Neen / Vivec area. She's a hunter. There was one moment when this warrior or knightly-looking lady came rushing through, began beating on an alik. But she was only Level 3, and was having a tough time. Ana had a perfect shot at the beast (still hiding in grass) and began helping the lady take the thing down!

After this, I got my first Friend request (from a total stranger, that is). And that felt pretty good. smile.gif


I love these kind of stories! There can be so many of them in this game; too! When they first opened up the Japanese Server into the NA Server; a lot of young Japanese boys joined the NA (meaning they had to start all new characters) and for some reason were drawn to my Misa. She has had a lot of young Japanese boys come up to her and ask her for a "present" = something to help them with their new games! So I started carrying around an extra 200 each of Lockpicks, Soul Gems, and some of the "Event" foods and drinks that are level 1 so anyone can use them. It is one of the things I love so much about this game!







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post Yesterday, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE(Grits @ Nov 11 2019, 05:44 AM) *

Renee, I love that you are doing a full RP with Ana. It is easy for me to get caught up in player-centric mechanics and start rushing around to get things that I ‘need’ rather than just following the character.

Jerric has had a few adventures out in the world when another player’s character started talking to him as a character rather than to me as a player, which is always fun. Most of those times ended with Jerric being invited back to their home for a banquet. This is the point where Jerric realizes that his new friend is a vampire and guesses what the banquet might be. So far he has given a no-thanks and moved on. None of my other characters have been propositioned by vampires. Maybe he looks like he has a lot of extra blood.

The sneaky and slow types are fun because they get to see so much idle NPC and animal behavior. I remember seeing a snow bear stand on its hind legs to scratch its back against a rock. wub.gif


That is so funny that Jerric appeals to vampires that way! (and gets invited to dinners where he is going to be the dish served up, poor Jerric!!!) rollinglaugh.gif

Misa also did a lot of sneaking her first couple years in ESO; lot in Oblivion; and always in the DC Wasteland in Fallout 3 = and you are right; she heard some hilarious conversations (especially by Super Mutants) and saw some amazing Daedric idle activities in Oblivion gates she was sneaking through! She still sneaks in a new area till she gets to know what enemies she will be facing; and even Pia will drop down into a sneak when approaching a known enemy site. Getting a critical hit on an enemy while in Stealth is still valid to boost the damage in this game; and some armor sets and skill lines take advantage of that and boost it even further.







QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Nov 11 2019, 08:54 AM) *

Brenna’s Witches Festival Recap

She accomplished pretty much everything she wanted to. She got her witch hat and officially carries the title “Witch”. Much proud, such honor.

Now that the Witches Festival is over we will probably be taking a break from the game until the New Life Festival begins. Have fun out there folks!



Aw! We will miss you and Brenna! Thank you for helping me through Fungal Grotto last week; Brenna is an Awesome dungeon mate to travel with!



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QUOTE(ghastley @ Nov 11 2019, 08:21 AM) *

And more ugly furnishings then we're ever going to use - especially bones.

Lol, we use all of those furnishings! Bones and all!



I threw all my bloody bones in the Guild Bank, you are more than welcome to them, lol.










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QUOTE(Renee @ Nov 11 2019, 11:32 AM) *

QUOTE(ghastley @ Nov 10 2019, 10:50 PM) *

Cat Man Dhou


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Introduced in Skyrim as a tester for my Khajiit Hearthfire mod in this post. He's just turned four years old.


Oh, I remember that shot! Weren't you looking for a white cover for that wagon for a while? I never realized that was the same Khajiit!!!












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post Yesterday, 09:55 PM
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QUOTE(mALX @ Nov 11 2019, 03:42 PM) *

Oh, I remember that shot! Weren't you looking for a white cover for that wagon for a while? I never realized that was the same Khajiit!!!

It was just a long delay while I worked on the texture. I had the base canvas, but the folds/stretch marks took forever to do by hand. And I recall a bunch of quirks in NifSkope/GIMP trying to stop it being shiny.

Cat Man Dhou was lucky, and got a complete mod to test. Jo'Bashi had to struggle through multiple iterations of incremental change, especially the ones to the tool-hunting quest, where he kept clearing bandit lairs. And Ma'Lishus was the one who had to kill all the hired thugs. laugh.gif Cat Man Dhou just cruised around in his slick ride, making sure it could negotiate all the roads. Now he owns Sleek Creek in ESO, he's hankering for a wagon to park there.

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post Yesterday, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Nov 11 2019, 03:55 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Nov 11 2019, 03:42 PM) *

Oh, I remember that shot! Weren't you looking for a white cover for that wagon for a while? I never realized that was the same Khajiit!!!

It was just a long delay while I worked on the texture. I had the base canvas, but the folds/stretch marks took forever to do by hand. And I recall a bunch of quirks in NifSkope/GIMP trying to stop it being shiny.

Cat Man Dhou was lucky, and got a complete mod to test. Jo'Bashi had to struggle through multiple iterations of incremental change, especially the ones to the tool-hunting quest, where he kept clearing bandit lairs. And Ma'Lishus was the one who had to kill all the hired thugs. laugh.gif Cat Man Dhou just cruised around in his slick ride, making sure it could negotiate all the roads. Now he owns Sleek Creek in ESO, he's hankering for a wagon to park there.


Of all your "Race-based" houses; the Khajiit was my favorite one! Some mod author put out a mod that was all camping gear - tents, fires, etc. I loved that kind of lifestyle a lot more than the houses (with Housecarls whether you wanted them or not, lol). One of my houses had a rude Nord Housecarl that was eating his head off every time I entered (and it WASN'T Jerric, so he wasn't welcome) = I think he met with an unfortunate accident one day; really not sure how he managed to disappear...Oh yeah! I remember now! I got another mod that turned all the Housecarls into beautiful women with sweet personalities! (yeah, that is the story I'm going with...) rollinglaugh.gif rollinglaugh.gif rollinglaugh.gif








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