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Author Topic: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)  (Read 9094460 times)

Naxza

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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193740 on: July 02, 2020, 12:14:04 am »

Heh, titular.

I'm a pretty shitty photographer; I don't think I could get myself to get up at 4am for a shot. Lotta kudos to those who can.
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« Reply #193741 on: July 02, 2020, 12:41:57 am »

I don't think I could get myself to get up at 4am for a shot. Lotta kudos to those who can.

I can't get up at 4am, but I can sure stay awake until then. :P
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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193742 on: July 02, 2020, 02:54:57 am »

Taking a picture at 4AM would be easy for me since I'm always awake around then anyway.
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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193743 on: July 02, 2020, 03:04:31 am »

I am at work at that time. Not possible on most days.
 
I suppose I could try digging out the DSLR and a tripod, and trying to figure out how to do a long exposure... but why? There is nothing scenic to take a pic of here.
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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193744 on: July 02, 2020, 08:47:34 am »

Oof, right? Got some, uh, scenic suburbia, some nice, uhm, farms, a nice snarl of green textures down any hiking trail, some geese. Maybe it's all mundane 'cuz I've lived here so long.

Been using my 300mm zoom lens to do macro shots, though. Something new to see just about everywhere depending on how you look at it, long as you don't fixate on flowers and become a plant gynecologist.
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« Reply #193745 on: July 02, 2020, 08:49:35 am »

I just got done playing Return of the Obra Dinn, and I have to say it was an artistic af mystery game, and it really deserves every accolade it gets. Took me about 12 1/2 hours to complete all the mysteries and 100% the game, though it definitely wouldn't have taken me that long if I weren't a dumbass and actually took notes and paid more attention and didn't make stupid assumptions that led me into dead ends.

I really enjoyed it, not a lot of games offer such an in-depth investigative experience, while at the same time not being obtuse about it. I managed to get a lot of the mysteries through educated guesswork, and at the time I thought that was what you had to do because actual solid information is so rare, but looking back it seems like you could actually 100% the game using nothing but solid deductive reasoning and no guesswork at all.

The game does give you a few freebies, but only enough to be able to complete the game, if you want to get ALL the mysteries, you're going to have to make real extensive usage of your zoom in button to examine scenes, backtrack to previous scenes and look for new clues as you get more context, listen to audio clips over and over again, and slave over every precious detail your book gives you.  And I did all that, and I said Fuck It, and started making good guesses, and I think the only reason I got all of them was because I got lucky before I got bored. Now, I'm POSITIVE that I didn't need to make guesses, but that's what I did, cause I just couldn't suss out whatever clues you needed to be able to discern the identities of the 30 or so crew members that are never explicitly mentioned by name by anyone anywhere, are never in any conversations, possess no material clues as to their identities, and the only reason you know they exist is cause they're milling around in the background in too many scenes to ignore.

I did get to make some good deductions though, and those moments were the best. I'd be revisiting an old scene looking for clues, notice a small clue that changes everything, and the Ace Attorney Theme starts playing in my head for how fucking hyped I got. I also made some startlingly bad deductions, as I'm sure I wasted more than an hour looking at scenes, wondering what the fuck just happened, going to google to look at naval hats, zooming in on people's shoes and socks like that means shit, ignoring the obvious evidence in front of me, and then when I finally guessed the correct answer I think "Oh, I'm a dumbass, the answer was right there the whole time...". Now, I'm still not sure HOW I could have found out some of those identities without guesswork, but I'm fairly sure that it's possible and I'm just stupid.

I highly recommend, the art style is spectacular. I played on Commodore 1084 style cause that was easiest on my eyes, but they all give the impression of the game being from old shitty adventure games from the floppy disk era, while not being shitty and being awesome instead. I don't even know what you'd call it, I want to say noir, but that's not exactly right, it's like being in a mystery novel made into a black and white movie. Of course it was made by the same guys that made Paper's Please, so you can trust that it transports you to another time and culture.

My only gripe with it is that the voice actors for some of the characters just seem off ever so slightly, with the most obvious one being the Captain, who doesn't sound like an older sea captain, but definitely sounds like a fresh faced millennial who's never gotten his hands dirty once in his life. He's a prominent character, so his unfitting voice broke my immersion fairly often, but that's obviously a very subjective nitpick.

So go pick it up while it's on sale, and for the love of god don't spoil yourself on anything.
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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193746 on: July 02, 2020, 09:03:33 am »

That's that sorta old-school, text adventure-style game that came out recently, right?   
I seem to remember being intrigued when I first heard/read about it. Sounds pretty dang neat. I might have to check it out!   
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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193747 on: July 02, 2020, 10:41:02 am »

Got my last paycheque (and I'm toasted,) and I'm feeling alright. My mother, father, and siblings are going to Halifax tomorrow and leaving the house to me for the weekend. I have friends coming tomorrow, and nothing that needs to be done at all.

It is going to be a very relaxing few days.
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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193748 on: July 02, 2020, 11:29:13 am »

Awoo?
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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193749 on: July 02, 2020, 11:41:04 am »

Got my last paycheque (and I'm toasted,) and I'm feeling alright. My mother, father, and siblings are going to Halifax tomorrow and leaving the house to me for the weekend. I have friends coming tomorrow, and nothing that needs to be done at all.

It is going to be a very relaxing few days.
I donít hang out with friends very often, whatís usually done?
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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193750 on: July 02, 2020, 12:08:31 pm »

I donít hang out with friends very often, whatís usually done?
Now I'm not KingofstarrySkies, but I think I can speak for everybody in general terms. Like, for the most basic, there's usually a bit of grooming one another before the alpha female of the group (or male if the former is absent, but that's rare) kills the sacrificial goat and everyone chants the appropriate psalm together for the next hour or so. By that time the blood should have fully drained, so the orgy can commence. Some people get all fancy with incense and shit, but that's the usual.
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Re: [AWOO] PREMIUM AWOOZONE put your awoos in here (Happy thread)
« Reply #193751 on: July 02, 2020, 12:22:43 pm »

Got my last paycheque (and I'm toasted,) and I'm feeling alright. My mother, father, and siblings are going to Halifax tomorrow and leaving the house to me for the weekend. I have friends coming tomorrow, and nothing that needs to be done at all.

It is going to be a very relaxing few days.
I donít hang out with friends very often, whatís usually done?

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« Reply #193752 on: July 02, 2020, 12:56:14 pm »

Uh yeah, kinda same.  It brought back happy memories of the last few years.  Almost every week my friends and I would get together over Skype for at least a little tabletop.  Sometimes we'd get together in person, either for a buffet or just to hang out together.  There was often alcohol involved but I never minded being designated driver (it's complicated).  Occasionally we'd watch a movie but more generally we just sat around and talked about nerd stuff.  Tabletop, video games, especially nerdy grand strategy games...  Well into the night sometimes.

I'm actually still welcome there, my housemate keeps reminding me.  Sure there's some really shitty politics/"jokes", but that was mostly just one of them teasing me when I was... impaired.  That wouldn't really be a problem anymore.  Even if I don't commit to their tabletop sessions, which often went very long into the morning, it'd be nice to chat about Stellaris and Crusader Kings and stuff.

Yeah... that could be really good.  Just gotta back off when the social anxiety rears up, not try to push through it~  And not rise up to the edgy political baiting.
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« Reply #193753 on: July 02, 2020, 01:06:05 pm »

That reminds me, I hung out recently with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time, that was nice.

Now to replicate that somehow.
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« Reply #193754 on: July 02, 2020, 04:11:13 pm »

Get more friends, and then you'll have more regular "let's get together, it's been years!" reunions. Easy peasy.

I have that nice caffeine glow that comes from a midafternoon cuppa coffee. Mmmm.
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