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  1. I've seen a lot of people taking it for granted that the games will be on Gamepass from day 1 once they release, but how feasible do you guys think that will be? A new TES and Fallout game would make bank if published in ordinary fashion. Besides, are you able to use mods with games you download through Gamepass? If yes, then gamepass will be a sweet deal for PC players whenever those games are published. But if not, then many PC gamers will have to buy the games anyway. Hopefully the games will be published on PS5, but I probably won't buy an Xbox even if they're not. I loved Skyrim, but a new TES isn't enough to justify building a PC or buying an Xbox for me. I'll just mope in a corner playing something else if that's the case.
  2. I made a completely new account (this one) for a few reasons. - A new name. For some people usernames doesn't matter at all, but for me they do to a certain degree. I couldn't find any peace in playing under my former username. - Incentive to replay a bunch of old games and getting their plat. Replaying the games on my old account just wasn't what I wanted, I needed the new account (and new username) to be able to redefine myself as a trophy hunter and gamer. - The feeling of a fresh start. I could decide which games to plat in which order, which also gave me control over my trophy milestones on this page. It gave me a feeling of control that my former self had stripped from my current self by playing shit games for two minutes, leaving a permanent 1/52 trophies unlocked on my profile. I would definitely recommend starting over if that's what you really want. Plats ultimately mean nothing, and if you're fine by it taking a long time for you having as many of them on a new account as you have on your current one, then why not? Besides, you'll get to revisit a bunch of the games you enjoyed. However, if you do decide to make a new account, make sure you really want it. If you end up creating several new accounts, leaving the former ones for perceived 'mistakes' only a couple of weeks to months in, then you'll just end up wasting a lot of time and indulging a gamer-OCD that won't give you anything but grief and headaches in the long run. Then you'll be better off just continuing on the account you're on.
  3. Just did this, and we did not need 5 of each. We finished the round with 9 large and 3 medium artifacts and the trophy popped.
  4. Mods are pretty alright, IMO. A long time since I played the game last, and replaying now with some graphics mods, a mod adding more patrols, one for adding more gold to shops for simplicity's sake, USSEP etc. makes the replay great and more immersive. Sucks with the limitations, as I'm sure there are a plethora of great and funny mods on Xbox, but hey - better than nothing.
  5. I was about to say the same - the Witcher universe. However, I thought about it for a moment, and I think it would likely play out like this: I grow up as a poor farmer's son in Velen. All my childhood is spent kicking dirt, losing friends to wolves in the forest and otherwise being poorly treated by my surroundings. Then, when I turn 18 my father dies and it's my time to shine. I will become the greatest farmer south of the Pontar, but a war breaks out and I'm conscripted to the Temerian Army. If I'm not ploughed in the arse by a Nilfgaardian sword, I'll probably end up cleaning the latrines for the Bloody Baron. Then Geralt, or you I suppose, come riding in on your majestic stallion. I spit in jealousy and defiance, bemoaning my sorry existence as the shit cleaner, wondering if I'll ever get to travel the world, maybe return to my farm, or even ever get to change out of my manure-covered shirt. One night I'm up taking a piss, and wouldn't you believe it, I see you walking there holding a demon baby in your hands, and before I'm able to put my snake in the trousers I'm being attacked by a wraith. The ghostly bitch scratches my shoulder before I escape, and the next morning I can't even lift a shovel. I have to use my one good hand to shovel shit, and by now I wonder why the gods would be so cruel as to allow me to survive not only the skirmish against the Nilfgaardians, but also last nights ambush by a ghost. What could they have in store for me? Then one day, the Bloody Baron spawns right in front of me. My good hand is covered in days-old shit, but I no longer care. Being a bit timid while facing this drunken monstrosity of a warmonger, I accidentally use my shit hand to pull my hair back. The Baron eyes me for a moment, but tells me to be at the stables come morn'. Yes! I think to myself, finally my time to go on an adventure. We travel east, into the bogs, and while the other men are restless and scared, I can't help but think of the greatness I'm destined to achieve. I was put in this band of miserable brothers for a reason. We meet you, fight our way through an army of drowners (and I'm kicking ass, btw. Actually took roughly 37% of the health off one of them before you came and slayed it), and after some dull conversation at an orphanage (why would anyone build an orphanage out there anyway?), a fiend spawns in the bog. Relax, Geralt, I've got this I say. I lift my sword and yell some local Velen-slang curses at the beast, and it turns to me. Then it charges and ... well, its antlers hit me. My lungs are punctured, I can't control my bowels. I'm bleeding to death, making the noises of a squealing pig for every breath I take. Right before I pass out into oblivion, I feel something on my face. It's your boot. While dancing around the fiend, slowly killing it without taking a hit, you actually stepped on my soon-to-be corpse. I die with the mud from your boots covering my face. Nah, I think I'd rather live somewhere else.
  6. You can heal with the swallow potion and by consuming food and drinks (you should pick up plenty of food while looting). You can also buy a perk that will heal you automatically during the day, not during the night though. And to refill potions, just meditate for an hour. I always have something like water equipped alongside a few potions so I can take a sip while out of combat to regain health, or if I'm taking loads of damage during a fight I will drink swallow and water/eat dried fruits at the same time to get more healing per second.
  7. Keep going, Ubisoft, I'm having a blast with this game. Let's try to reach 120 trophies!
  8. I support it. This doesn't seem to be a sudden impulse, but something you've been thinking about for some time, and as others have written: what's the worst thing that can happen? If it really grinds you down, just take a break and play new games and games you've avoided on your main and then offer a different type on blog post than the usual that follows in the wake of a 100% completion of a game. You've already got a lot of games, and you'll probably have a great time replaying a bunch of them on your new profile. Good luck. And what's the name of the new profile? Would be nice to check it out every now and again to see how you're doing.
  9. In 2019, I have bought the following games: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Croft Edition - 358 NOK Battlefield V - kr 309 Deus Ex Mankind Divided season pass - kr 28 The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - kr 29 Kingdom Come Deliverance - three DLCs - kr 115 God of War Digital Deluxe - kr 256 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gold Edition - kr 499 Cities Skylines season pass 2 - kr 318 For a total sum of: 1912 NOK (€191) That is more than I anticipated.
  10. Agreed, that's a game worth its price. A brilliant game for casually playing while listening to podcasts as well. I don't like sales on main games alone, like the case with Fallout 4 here. If I were to buy that game I would buy a type of "gold edition" with all the DLCs included, because a season pass is likely to cost as much as the main game on sale anyway. Fallout 4 with season pass was on sale in the summer sale, so I can't complain, but principally speaking I prefer when the upgraded versions of the games are on sale in addition to, or rather than, the main game alone.
  11. 850 right now. After completing and hopefully reaching 100% in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, AC Odyssey and Bioshock Infinite, the number will be lower. Also have other games I've started and earned some trophies in that are on the back-burner, like Dark Souls Remastered, Kingdom Come, Dishonored etc.
  12. Is boosting cheating, or using glitches, bugs, cheeses etc?
  13. Agree with @sephiroth4424 - big grinds that you can't track. It typically plays out like this. I need 1000 kills. I keep killing until I think I'm in the ballpark, so I pay extra attention in case the trophy pops. It doesn't, so I attempt to sync trophies fairly often in case I missed the trophy pop. It's still not achieved. Could there be a glitch? Checks online to see if others have had the same potential glitch and if others have, curse and keep trying just in case. And then, once I'm about to give up thinking I must have killed double the amount, it miraculously pops and in a state of borderline Stockholm syndrome I give the game mental praise, thinking that it decided I was worthy of the trophy and hands me the glitched trophy, even though it isn't glitched and all of this would've been so much easier if the game had an in-game tracker (or if the PS4 tracked completion % like the Xbox). EDIT: Posted before post was finished.
  14. As the Faulkner quote GRRM likes to recite goes: The only thing worth writing about is the human heart in conflict with itself. If they gave her a sensible, tactical reason to burn down the city with all the innocent people in it (whatever could that be anyway?), wouldn't that negate GRRM's ethos? I'm not a know-it-all on this matter, so I'm open to change my mind here, but isn't her clear goal to free the people from the firm grip of the tyrants? In which case, wouldn't it be far more sensible for her to actually become, without realizing it herself, a tyrant? Mad like her father, but this time, we get to see it unfold. Somewhat meekly told, as the pacing of the show is through the roof, but still? If they were to make her a sensible queen, she would probably not burn the city down, and the foreshadowing would be moot. And the conflict leading up to a confrontation with Jon, Tyrion, The Onion Knight etc. would be devalued. As things are right now, maybe Jon gets to stab her through the heart and become the Prince that was promised (even though it's a tad too late now that the Night King is killed anyway). At least we'll have our Azor Ahai when we can no longer have our valonqar. EDIT: P.S. As I stated in my previous post, I'm not loving this show like a lot of the people who haven't read the books do, so I ultimately agree with you guys that there are many ways this show could've turned out a lot better. But even though there is much to be desired, I think the show is far better than a lot of the other shows I watch, and I really am looking forward to see how they end this show.
  15. I thought the last episode was pretty good. Like others, I didn't see the full-blown slaughter coming, and thought as she flew off that she would go and burn the Red Keep to cinder to get Cersei. I was quite stunned when she set fire to the entire city, leaving Cersei to herself. But I also thought that it was reasonably founded in the series - especially in the previous episode and the beginning of this one. Feeling more and more isolated as the closest people who always belonged to her (Missandei, Jorah) died, and subsequently only having Westerosis around her, like Tyrion and Varys. They have been loyal and valuable to her thus far, but they never went on the long journey and remained loyal through thick and thin like the aforementioned people, she wasn't their Queen with capital Q, only one regent they served after having served and left others before her. Not only that, but they also had close relations with the reigning queen in Westeros. She was alone, she'd lost her closest people, two of her dragons and half of the men she brought form the other side of the world. And once the battle she sacrificed so much for was over, she was still not one of them. They were cluttered around the room celebrating with one another, while she felt left out. This could obviously also be due to her personality, but what does it matter when the feelings it left her with were that of an outsider, not a queen saving her people and being celebrated for it. And ultimately the feeling of being betrayed by Jon (and actually being betrayed by Varys). With her lineage and history, I don't think her going on a rampage under these conditions is too far-fetched. I liked it. Of course, I have problems with the show, many of them. I've read the books and became disenfranchised several seasons ago. But I've let go of the disappointment and treat it as a good show (which it is) and a story that'll hopefully turn out better in the books (which they will), as long as the books are ever released. This season is much better than the last one IMO - at least the shit happening is epic.