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1 - this game has perma-death. When you're gone you start over: new dungeon, etc.
2 - if you need some clues, aside from those avialable withing the game, TRY[^] - but only as necessary to avoid possible spoilers of the "they thought of that !?" that keeps arising.
3 - I played an ancient ancestor, Epyx Rogue, which came on a single-sided 180KB floppy. It took me five years to win. Even near the end, some new events surprised me.
4 - things like potions change each game - the names may re-appear but it's a different potion for that particular game. Ditto for scrolls and anything else that's vague in identity. You read/quaff/wield for an identity or identify it by other means.
5 - visit the various alter and see what each god has to offer. Mine (Trog) gives me ammo and weapons and a few powers as I earn them but I am forbidden to use magic.
Now you're speaking my language. I've quit playing games altogether decades ago, but to this day still make an exception for the GTA series. I still haven't gotten into RDR2 however. I'm gonna wait until I'm sick and tired of GTA Online - I don't want to have two of these on the go at the same time...
Okay, so RDR2 is too realistic. Remember Gran Turismo 4? Like that. It's a western simulator. You lose your horse in the middle of nowhere he's gone. You're walking. You get hungry. You get tired. Things will eat you.
The map is huge. Riding to mexico feels like ... riding to mexico - on horseback. If you don't brush your horse periodically he gets slower. You have to feed him periodically if you're riding hard, kind of like the first one, but you can only carry one sidearm on you at once, so you're very reliant on your horse for carrying weapons. You have to bow hunt in this game. Guns make too much noise, and ruin the pelts you get so you can't make things with them - the only way to get satchel upgrades is tracking and hunting. It's slow. You get hungry. You have to sleep. Things will eat you. etc.
RDR 1 was the pace you'd expect of rockstar and was a fantastic game that's worth picking up an old ps3 to play by itself. RDR 2 ... not so much. It's a beautiful game - masterfully done - but the pace will bore you into a coma. It's like watching the Godfather series that way.
I'm the type who can sometimes enjoy a game for little more than the sandbox environment it presents you with, not necessarily for the 'action' parts. I just might enjoy it the way it is...
But like I said...I'll wait 'til I get bored of GTAO before getting it. One of the advantages of playing as few games as I do, and often waiting a long time to play them, is that by the time I get to play it, the hardware will run it plenty fast and most of the bugs will have been worked out...
Dusted off oldie - started Starcraft V1 with all the cheat codes!
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
I heard the the new Wastelander extension to Fallout 76 made it finally good enough!
In fact.. I just bought Fallout 76, we shall see...
But yeah, I have the same super power.. Being chronically sick I can't say my life changed much with the lock-down!
Although... I made health breakthrough at the same time it started so.. it in fact improved!
In their offices? I still see people talking about working from home that live in Europe. The US was sort of last to get the virus but seems like we are opening back up before Europe.
Georgia USA, in particular starts to open back up on Friday with more opening Monday but still with a shelter-in-place order through the end of the month. Seems contradictory somewhat, but OK. I'm just going along for the ride. I work from home everyday so it does not impact me nearly that much.
Social Media - A platform that makes it easier for the crazies to find each other.
Everyone is born right handed. Only the strongest overcome it.
Fight for left-handed rights and hand equality.
UK still in lockdown for another couple of weeks at least. The instruction is to work from home if you possibly can; and if you must go to work, to social distance (6') where possible. All non-food shops closed (apart from pharmacies, off-licenses ("liquor stores"), and a very few other classes. Some trains and buses still running but reduced services and you may be challenged. Some ferries stopped running. Doctors doing remote consultations only. People allowed to go to work if necessary; plus you're allowed shopping "for essentials" as infrequently as possible, plus one outing for exercise per day, social distancing to be observed always.
In practice most people are obeying most of the rules most of the time. Then there are idiots just carrying on as normal. We have a scheme whereby employers can furlough you (lay you off temporarily) and the government will pay you 80% of your normal salary (up to a certain level). This means we've not (yet) seen the massive spike in unemployment that the US has; but what happens when things re-open but people don't, for instance, sit around in crowded coffee shops, go to the cinema etc is anyone's guess.
I have been doing around 50% the whole time. And although it is kind of comfortable and cheaper (almost 100 km / day savings), I am more inclined to work in the office.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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I haven't stopped working as I work for an essential service business, however, our company is running from home apart from the staff who are required to physical work on equipment.
In New Zealand we are in lockdown, but that will start to ease up on Tuesday next week (since Monday is a public holiday for us). Yesterday we only had 6 new cases of which 4 were from citizens returning from overseas.
All going well the next phrase of reduced lockdown will be in two weeks after that.
The plan and hope is to eradicate Covid completely from our shores.
A Fine is a Tax for doing something wrong
A Tax is a Fine for doing something good.
We will look back on this and probably be very surprised by what we are saying, both ends of the spectrum. On the one hand life will never be the same, even if we are only worried about the next "Covid-20" or whatever it will be called. True, at the moment it looks like the countries who have locked down early and hard are saving the most lives, but the infection will remain in other parts of the world and no country can live in isolation for too long. Maybe herd immunity or a effective vaccine will make it the virus a commonplace danger, but we will all have this time locked in our memories and social distancing may become the norm.
Working at home for those who can, why not? Helps a little bit to save the planet, saves commute time.
We are all living a giant experiment, with some countries like Sweden acting as a sort of control. Let's wait for the results before we judge who is right or wrong.
But if you have and your mortgage is due and you are worried that your family will possibly lose their home before the powers that be decide to let you go back to work- hey - maybe you should have made better life choices...
But if your job isn't going to be there whenever the powers that be decide to let you go back to work - hey - that's just too bad - maybe you could learn to code...
But if the small business that you have been trying to build folds before the powers that be decide to let you reopen - hey - that's kind of sad - maybe you could learn to code...
Or - if you are in New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that protesters calling for the state to reopen the economy so they can go back to work could “get a job as an essential worker.” - well that's an easy solution! Maybe you could learn to code and write yourself an app that makes you an essential worker"
You have been inconvenienced by this. Many of those protesters may never recover from it. They were told that this would flatten the curve and prevent an overload on the medical system. That has pretty much happened. Now the goal posts are being moved to "We don't want a single person to die from this."
I can see why they might be a little upset...
If you can't laugh at yourself - ask me and I will do it for you.
Your mortgage? Why is it your bank can't just pause your payments and append them to the end of the mortgage? I see no reason they can't do that considering they have been making $Billions per QUARTER in pure profit for a decade. Where'd that money go?
The same with utilities, just not as much profit.
Where'd the small business loan money go? Not to the small businesses. Look at the banks, lack of regulation of that money, and to the corporate lawyers and accountants.
... and I don't agree with Cuomo.
They were told that this would flatten the curve and prevent an overload on the medical system. That has pretty much happened.
That has NOT pretty much happened. We're only now seeing the trend START to flatten. The hospitals are still very much buried in victims and bodies with no place to put them.
The goal posts haven't been moved. It's the incorrect interpretation of the data by a vocal minority that's driving opinion and protest.
... and don't tell me I'm not affected by this. Yes, I still have a job and a paycheck, but I very much remember the panic and fear when I didn't and didn't have the savings to make it to next week. It's tough.
If you, or they, want to risk your life for the paycheck, go right ahead. I work in Detroit, which is the epicenter of this state. Trust me when I say, paycheck or no, I don't, and wouldn't, go out there unless I absolutely have to.