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Force58

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    Gaming and more gaming. I'm retired so it makes that interest a lot easier. Also into fishing and shooting guns, lots of guns!
  1. I tried, oh well. And for the record, the latest COD is about a fictional location and not depicting anything real that has happened. You can certainly see similarities to certain events from the past but the devs even said that wasn't their intent to make us think they're trying to recreate X, just to create a more realistic representation in the life of military operatives. The COD series has been getting more and more realistic every year its come out. The game also has a mature rating and should not be played by "kids", that was also stressed by the devs on many occasions. I get it, "kids" will find a way to play games, but that doesn't mean game companies have to assume so and not provide the content others want to play. I "get" exactly what you're talking about and sorry that doesn't come across in my post.
  2. I get it, but I didn't say it's how "everyone" plays video games as everyone has their own reasons, like you mentioned. And yes, I realize there are both politics and social themes being included in video games, more so than ever. My personal opinion is that it is too much right now, that's all. I noticed that right away while playing The Outer Worlds and was initially put off. But as I got into it as I saw it was just regular folks "sticking it to the corporate giants", and I'm ok with that. What wasn't cool for me was what almost happened to the latest COD, all the outrage over realism and the calls to have the game content changed or removed. Thankfully the devs did not change the game or cave in to the craziness. Then we have Borderlands 3. I'm a regular on the Gearbox forum and came across a thread talking about the playable character FL4K, not sure if you're aware of the topic or not but there's plenty out there to see. This was prior to the game being released and all the trailers depicted FL4K as being masculine due to it's voice. I questioned people on the forum about why they were so upset with people using the "wrong" pronoun to describe it, there were many others doing the same. Some of the respondents were genuinely upset that people couldn't understand why using "him" and "her", etc., incorrectly would sometimes cause pain and anxiety for them. I spoke with several people who felt this way and came to understand where they were coming from and was careful from that point on about being sensitive wrt the gender topic. I do see your point and realize now that I probably shouldn't have questioned OP about wanting a better, less restrictive randomizer for character creation. Once I remembered the discussions had about FL4K it all came back that we live in a different time now and have to be conscious of everyone else
  3. Huh?! I was mesmorized for the entire 55 hours I played it until the end, it was glorious! I also enjoyed FONV but I'm not going to compare the 2. They have a lot of similarities and I loved them both. How was it condescending? I don't see how you feel it was repetitive either. Oh well.
  4. Hahahaha, I'm ashamed to say I saved sooooooo much, so damn much!!!!
  5. Real life is one thing. People are getting tired of this stuff being included in video games, something people do to escape the real world. Social media has made it a thing and it's a "hot topic" in the forums that discuss said games as well, so there's really no getting away from it. I think a lot of people go along with it for fear of being called out. It's one thing to address these issues, but I for one would like to see them not come up or be incorporated into video games I play. There's absolutely no reason to include every single demographic into a video game and the fact that game companies and some people that play them do is kind of scary. Just make games that are fun and fun to play, keep politics and this stuff out of them.
  6. It's why I had serious 2nd thoughts about NOT playing Borderlands 3, with all the nonsense over FL4K's character and whether it was a he, she, it or whatever. It made matters worse when Gearbox came out and officially said that FL4K was a non-gender character so that the non-gender players would stop their media revolt. You should have seen the posts on that forum! It is sad now-a-days that we can't even play a video game and not be assaulted by this bull. I don't know if OP was simply trying to stir stuff up or had a legit concern, who knows, but it really shouldn't be a topic for discussion in this forum in the first place.
  7. Nice!! I did my first run on hard but not sure I want to try supernova. Have you lost any companions yet? I head if one of them dies then that's it, can't be revived, is this true?
  8. The devs were really cool about it, but people saying the game is too short haven't played the game in my estimation. When I completed the end mission I had well over 60 hours in. I did complete all the side, faction and space missions prior to launching the final main mission, so that added to the time. I'm pretty sure the folks doing the speed runs are playing the game for many hours figuring out how to cut time off before they post an actual speed run. Even if somebody just did the main story missions I can't imagine it would be any less than 10-15 hours, and I'm talking a normal playthrough, not one where the goal is speed. This game is all about character interaction and reading all the comm selections before deciding on one, reading all the logs and reports on the terminals, taking in all the NPC conversations, etc. I guess people have to complain about everything these days, but to say this game is short doesn't make sense.
  9. I thought the same thing as I had a lot of saves built up. I deleted all but 3 of them and the slow down did get worse, especially when trying to open the map, it'd hourglass sometimes for up to 20-30 secs, yep, I counted the time it took, hahahaha!!
  10. I'll have to check as I thought I was well past 20 on dodge. Is GB calling dash where you press A twice? If that's the case there's not much dash there, at least as far as what I'm seeing.
  11. I experienced my first lag event last night as I was doing the final mission. I was running around and the screen froze for about 10 seconds and then was fine. Didn't do it again but I was only playing for 30 minutes as I beat, you know who, finally. The other major issue for me, and it became seriously apparent once I just wanted to do side and faction missions simply to level up. Seemed like there was double the amount of loading going on based on actual game play due to all the fast traveling I was doing. Granted, I could have simply walked to each location on a particular planet, but, I've been through all those areas previously, so... It would be interesting to know if this happens on PC or is just due to playing on a console.
  12. All great suggestions. I play on Xbox One X and haven't experienced any stutter or lag as of yet and have about 40 hours into the game. I think the Obsidian team was going for a more Fallout look/feel so the combat feels more like that than Destiny or The Division. I like it that way as the main focus of the game is the RPG and story element. Looks like they did tweak combat a lot from the Fallout New Vegas days. The map is incredibly slow to move around. I found if I zoom all the way out and then move its faster, but then you have to zoom back in to see details. The main reason I wanted to reply was dash forward ability. I've seen game hints during screen reloads but haven't come across it yet in any skills or perks. The hints suggest a quick dash forward/backward, etc., to close the gap, as you suggest, but where do you get this ability? All I can do now is double jump and sprint, no dash is available to me. The other thing I've noticed loading screens are taking way longer than they did right after launch. Not sure if something was patched that caused this but it seems I'm experiencing more wait time between actions than actually playing the game. Have you noticed this?
  13. Hi there. I read your post a couple times to ensure I understood what you're saying. I think I may be missing your point though. Are you saying that when randomizing a character there are no clear male or female or other specific characteristics to apply? I'm pretty sure when I made my character I selected "male" and went from there. I think what you're asking though is specifically about NPC's and that they don't present as anything other than male or female. Are you deducing this based on their speech? It would be pretty hard to do based just on physical appearance though, right?
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