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I missed a birthday over the weekend. Sorry, desahra. :( And… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
April 3rd, 2006
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I missed a birthday over the weekend. Sorry, desahra. :( And I think there may have been one more.


Not much to update, since most of my free time goes to Oblivion. Amusing note: the devs DO listen. One thing about Morrowind was that is was easy to make money (after you got the hang of the game) but there just wasn't anything to BUY, particularly, so you ended up really rich with nothing to do with it.

In Oblivion, you no long have either of those 'problems'. Money is rather harder to come by AND they have provided these attractive money sinks called 'houses'. One in every major town. Not only are the houses expensive, but the FURNISHINGS can cost even more, although you buy those piecemeal. I hear-tell that enchanting is quite the money sink, too. If course, if I ever manage to buy all the houses, all the furnishings AND make all the enchantments I want, I will probably start making money hand over fist... and will likely be done with all possible quest. LOL And houses have a use this time around - they are the only place you can safely store things. :O

Used to be, in Morrowind, you could drop things outdoors pretty much anywhere and they would stay for ever. You could kill the occupant of a house and then take it over and no-one would notice, nor would any of your things dissapear (as long as you didn't put your stuff in one of the rare re-spawning containers). Heck, you could even sell stuff to a vendor and it would always be there until you bought it back (for pretty much the same price you got for selling it).

Not so in Oblivion. Now, NPCs will pick up stuff off the ground (or, at least, that is what we are told happens to things. And I believe it.) And things in houses retain their 'stolen' icon even when the owner is quite dead. I haven't dropped something in an 'owned' house to see if that dropped item gains the 'stolen' icon, however. But all the containers tend to be re-spawning. Even the vendors no longer keep things indefinitely (or even more than a day, it seems.)

So, yeah, at least one house is a good idea. None of the ones I have seen have been all that convinient to the fast-travel drop points, of course. That may change when I can afford something besides the cheap housing.

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From:stormknight
Date:April 3rd, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for coming up for air. :o)

And I still say your insidious plan to get people to play the game by describing how good it is WILL NOT WORK ON ME!!!! I refuse!! REFUSE, I say!

*clings to his WoW-Crack tightly*
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From:solan_t
Date:April 3rd, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
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What? Me? Trying to tempt anyone? *tried to look innocently confused*
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From:stormknight
Date:April 3rd, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
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oooooooohhhhh.... You even go with the "Sweet and Innocent" (And damn good, like most/all of your pics) picture.

Ummmmm... *Feels grip on Crack slipping... re-applies grip* No! You shan't... tempt... me!
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From:solan_t
Date:April 3rd, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Extraordinary what a little tilt of the head will do to expression, eh? ;)
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From:stormknight
Date:April 3rd, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Yes. Quite Extraordinary. Nothing like access to a lot of pictures for Icon Fencing.

*Makes note to eventually get a Paid Account and access to a good photographer.*
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From:solan_t
Date:April 3rd, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Ha!


*can't fence too much longer, myself. Only one more picture that's actually of ME to go.*
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From:stormknight
Date:April 3rd, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
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*Takes his last Icon as an expression of "Dayum..."*

Yeah. You win. No topping the set after that piccy. :o)

*Waves white flag*
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From:solan_t
Date:April 3rd, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
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So, this one would be excessive? :D (I use this last and the previous one mostly on corsetmakers)
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From:stormknight
Date:April 3rd, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
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*Cocks head to side*

If this is what I am interpreting it to be (A cropped image of you in one of your corsets.)

Well, I'll say that it sparks imagination. But not excessive. :o) Can't say there's too much.
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From:solan_t
Date:April 3rd, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
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It's the whole of the one that made you 'surrender'. I am completely covered by a blue knit tube and the corset is over that. I was lying on the ground and the photographer was standing over me. We had some issues getting the angle right. ;) It was his idea and it didn't turn out QUITE the way he wanted it to, but I love it.
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From:stormknight
Date:April 3rd, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
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Yup, pretty much what I had thought it was.

And aye... I surrender. ;)

The angle is just fine. Aye. Jsut fine.
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From:desahra
Date:April 3rd, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm tempted to try Oblivion, m'self.
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From:solan_t
Date:April 3rd, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
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He accused me of that. But he also said your computer wasn't strong enough. But you know.... it DOES run well enough with the minimum requirements. Those 'recommended' are just so it plays as well as it does on the XBox 360.....


But I'm not trying to tempt you, or anything. Nope. Not me. Wouldn't want to have anyone to chat with about playing. Nope. Not at all. Wouldn't have time to chat, now would I?
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From:stormknight
Date:April 3rd, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
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That's it, lady. Keep up the sweet and innocent. Keep it up.

Tempting my girlfriend is a good thing...

I mean BAD... I mean GOOD.... FRAK!

*Head spinning* I'm going to end up buying the bloody thing. WoW on the weekends is going to become a thing of the past...

Resistance... Slipping... Cute Redhead... WINNING!

*This rather Shatnerian display brought to you by Elder Scrolls IV... buy it, or else be subjected to Kerri's convincing methods of persusasion*
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From:desahra
Date:April 3rd, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Unless, of course, you're chatting in-game...
Is it an online game? Hmmmm....
Oh, and would like some cheats?
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From:solan_t
Date:April 3rd, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
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It is gloriously off-line. Single player only. Love it, I do. There are things a true single player game can do and offer that just can't be done with any kind of multiplayer, because cheating would then be a problem. You can't cheat in a single player. Only play differently that the devs envisioned. And maybe not even that. For heaven's sake! That offer the Construction Set (pretty much the thing they used to MAKE THE GAME) for the PC version, so people can make and share modifications to the game! You have access to the console in the PC that lets you do things like change your stats, enter god mode, add anything you know the code for (and you can get the codes from the Construction Set). Pretty much anything you want (except get unstuck, oddly).
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From:starseeking
Date:April 4th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
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Noooo Must...resist sweet call of Oblivion. Ever type something and it has a double meaning when you go back and reread it. I can't give up and give in to Oblivion. The good people of blizzard would sent out a WOW-search team to kidnap and re-indoctrinate me! Hmmm must...resist!
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From:solan_t
Date:April 4th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
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You haven't noticed my constant double-uses of 'Oblivion'? Must not have been as unforgivable as I thought. ;)
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