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=== Biography<ref>I use [[wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]] links instead of internal, interwiki, [http://www.gamepedia.com Gamepedia] or [http://fandom.wikia.com wikia] ones, to avoid conflicts in case of me putting this on other profiles of mine, too.</ref> ===
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<div style="margin-left:20px; font-style:italic; font-size:85%">I use [[wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]] links instead of internal, interwiki, [http://www.gamepedia.com Gamepedia] or [http://fandom.wikia.com wikia] ones, to avoid conflicts in case of me putting this on other profiles of mine, too.</div>
 
My computer gaming career started back in [[wikipedia:1999 (song)|1999]]. There had been earlier accounts, like many sessions on my cousin's [[wikipedia:Atari 8-bit family#Newer XL machines|Atari 800XL]] – favorite game: ''[[wikipedia:Montezuma's Revenge (video game)|Montezuma's Revenge]]'' –, some games, I don't remember the name, later on my own [[wikipedia:Atari ST|Atari 1040ST]], and last – before getting my first '''personal''' computer with [[wikipedia:Windows 98|Windows 98]] – ''[[wikipedia:Spyro the Dragon (video game)|Spyro the Dragon]]'' and ''[[wikipedia:MediEvil|MediEvil]]'' on my then girlfriend's [[wikipedia:PlayStation (console)|PS1]].
 
My computer gaming career started back in [[wikipedia:1999 (song)|1999]]. There had been earlier accounts, like many sessions on my cousin's [[wikipedia:Atari 8-bit family#Newer XL machines|Atari 800XL]] – favorite game: ''[[wikipedia:Montezuma's Revenge (video game)|Montezuma's Revenge]]'' –, some games, I don't remember the name, later on my own [[wikipedia:Atari ST|Atari 1040ST]], and last – before getting my first '''personal''' computer with [[wikipedia:Windows 98|Windows 98]] – ''[[wikipedia:Spyro the Dragon (video game)|Spyro the Dragon]]'' and ''[[wikipedia:MediEvil|MediEvil]]'' on my then girlfriend's [[wikipedia:PlayStation (console)|PS1]].
   
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I played through ''[[wikipedia:Diablo (video game)|Diablo]]'' once – and was "shocked" by the end-fight: not shocked in terms of "horrified by all that splatter", no, I found the death of the final boss horribly ridiculous, with all that blood spilling like water from a strainer when having cooked noodles. I own the successor with expansion, but have never touched it.<br />
 
I played through ''[[wikipedia:Diablo (video game)|Diablo]]'' once – and was "shocked" by the end-fight: not shocked in terms of "horrified by all that splatter", no, I found the death of the final boss horribly ridiculous, with all that blood spilling like water from a strainer when having cooked noodles. I own the successor with expansion, but have never touched it.<br />
 
I was fascinated by ''[[wikipedia:The Witcher (video game)|the Witcher]]'', in a way that I '''had to''' read the [[wikipedia:The Witcher|series of stories and novels]] it's based on, too. (Highly recommendable! I would call the later books even high literature, not simply light fiction.) I have ''[[wikipedia:The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings|Assassins of Kings]]'' and the ''[[wikipedia:The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt|Wild Hunt]]'' in my possession, but though I think, Geralt's the most swag computer game hero of all times, I have to admit that I've never played the first part 'til the end and thus haven't even begun with part 2 or 3.<br />
 
I was fascinated by ''[[wikipedia:The Witcher (video game)|the Witcher]]'', in a way that I '''had to''' read the [[wikipedia:The Witcher|series of stories and novels]] it's based on, too. (Highly recommendable! I would call the later books even high literature, not simply light fiction.) I have ''[[wikipedia:The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings|Assassins of Kings]]'' and the ''[[wikipedia:The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt|Wild Hunt]]'' in my possession, but though I think, Geralt's the most swag computer game hero of all times, I have to admit that I've never played the first part 'til the end and thus haven't even begun with part 2 or 3.<br />
I take ''[[wikipedia:Dragon Age: Origins|Dragon Age: Origins]]'' as a worthy spiritual successor to ''BG'', but with ''[[wikipedia:Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening|Awakening]]'' some quality got lost. That continued with ''[[wikipedia:Dragon Age II|Dragon Age II]]'', though that game has its pros, too. It's the one I played pre-last, haven't finished it yet, and thus not started with ''[[wikipedia:Dragon Age: Inquisition|Inquisition]]''. (But just bought the GotY Edition, using a 30% discount [http://www.origin.com Origin] was offering.)<br />
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I take ''[[wikipedia:Dragon Age: Origins|Dragon Age: Origins]]'' as a worthy spiritual successor to ''BG'', but with ''[[wikipedia:Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening|Awakening]]'' some quality got lost. That continued with ''[[wikipedia:Dragon Age II|Dragon Age II]]'', though that game has its pros, too. It's the one I played pre-last, haven't finished it yet, but already started with ''[[wikipedia:Dragon Age: Inquisition|Inquisition]]''. (Bought the GotY Edition, using a 30% discount [http://www.origin.com Origin] was offering.)<br />
The game I'm currently playing is ''[[wikipedia:Pillars of Eternity|Pillars of Eternity]]'' with its expansions ''[[wikipedia:Pillars of Eternity: The White March|The White March]] I'' and ''II''. Though I don't really agree with the common opinion of it being "the real successor to ''Baldur's Gate''" and alike (simply using an [[wikipedia:Isometric graphics in video games and pixel art|isometric perspective]] doesn't make it; and the massive role-playing part and features, and party banter exist in other games, too), I nevertheless really like the game, its atmosphere, its role-play elements … and am kind of obsessed by my current character. ;o) <br />
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The game I was playing next is ''[[wikipedia:Pillars of Eternity|Pillars of Eternity]]'' with its expansions ''[[wikipedia:Pillars of Eternity: The White March|The White March]] I'' and ''II''. Though I don't really agree with the common opinion of it being "the real successor to ''Baldur's Gate''" and alike (simply using an [[wikipedia:Isometric graphics in video games and pixel art|isometric perspective]] doesn't make it; and the massive role-playing part and features, and party banter exist in other games, too), I nevertheless really like the game, its atmosphere, its role-play elements … and am kind of obsessed by my current character. ;o) <br />
   
 
The time I was married was the only time in my life I had some network gaming experiences. Never touched ''[[wikipedia:Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic|Knights of the Old Republic]]'' or ''[[wikipedia:World of Warcraft|World of Warcraft]]'', or any of the online modes, my own games supported. (I think, my playstyle is… now, it would demand a lot of patience from my [[wikipedia:Cooperative gameplay|co-op]]s.) But travelling along the [[wikipedia:List of regions in Faerûn#Sword Coast|Sword Coast]] with a [[wikipedia:Party (role-playing games)|party]] of three, controlled by my wife, plus three, controlled by me – that was lots of fun. (And chaos at times, too. ;o) Simultaneously hitting the pause key, for example…)<br />
 
The time I was married was the only time in my life I had some network gaming experiences. Never touched ''[[wikipedia:Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic|Knights of the Old Republic]]'' or ''[[wikipedia:World of Warcraft|World of Warcraft]]'', or any of the online modes, my own games supported. (I think, my playstyle is… now, it would demand a lot of patience from my [[wikipedia:Cooperative gameplay|co-op]]s.) But travelling along the [[wikipedia:List of regions in Faerûn#Sword Coast|Sword Coast]] with a [[wikipedia:Party (role-playing games)|party]] of three, controlled by my wife, plus three, controlled by me – that was lots of fun. (And chaos at times, too. ;o) Simultaneously hitting the pause key, for example…)<br />
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Besides ''the Sims'' there was another important game I learnt about from my wife, which I still, but very rarely play: ''[[wikipedia:Anno (series)|Anno]]'' WXYZ – though there's not much to say about it…
 
Besides ''the Sims'' there was another important game I learnt about from my wife, which I still, but very rarely play: ''[[wikipedia:Anno (series)|Anno]]'' WXYZ – though there's not much to say about it…
   
I've tried recently ''[[wikipedia:Mass Effect 2|Mass Effect 2]]'' (it's in my library, was a promotional gift for some ''DA'' thing), but that's not my kind of game. Can't explain this more detailed … hm, didn't like the graphics, somehow, and the setting and play-style aren't mine, too.<br />
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I've tried recently ''[[wikipedia:Mass Effect 2|Mass Effect 2]]'' (it's in my library, was a promotional gift for some ''DA'' thing),<s> but that's not my kind of game. Can't explain this more detailed … hm, didn't like the graphics, somehow, and the setting and play-style aren't mine, too.</s><br />
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:Later – that "recently" there above is related to the point of time I wrote this all down for the first time – I wanted to give the [[wikipedia:Mass Effect|series]] another chance and tried the predecessor, ''[[wikipedia:Mass Effect (video game)|Mass Effect]]'' … and somehow managed it to get into the story and develop a relationship to my [[wikipedia:Commander Shepard|Commander Shepard]] – or was it in fact the game that managed this?
   
 
As I now deviate from fantasy, let's come to ''[[wikipedia:Fallout (series)|Fallout]]'' … There were two reasons I was interested in this series.<br />
 
As I now deviate from fantasy, let's come to ''[[wikipedia:Fallout (series)|Fallout]]'' … There were two reasons I was interested in this series.<br />
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My current [[Fallout: New Vegas]] character, a female [[Mercenary (Fallout: New Vegas)|mercenary]], only interested in her own [[survival]] and monetary advantages.
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My last ''[[Fallout: New Vegas]]'' character, a female [[Mercenary (Fallout: New Vegas)|mercenary]], only interested in her own [[survival]] and monetary advantages.
 
[[File:UserCompleCCityNVMercenary01.png|thumb|1024px|center|[[Bonnie Springs|Bonnie Springs Massacre]] – Raiders, don't mess with Cass Butch-a-dee!]]
 
[[File:UserCompleCCityNVMercenary01.png|thumb|1024px|center|[[Bonnie Springs|Bonnie Springs Massacre]] – Raiders, don't mess with Cass Butch-a-dee!]]
 
She tries to stay on the neutral side of [[karma]], but it tends to change to evil… Hard to get back when always the reward is in her focus, not the personal fates of the people she's working for. Well, at least she does her job, and a heck of.</div>
 
She tries to stay on the neutral side of [[karma]], but it tends to change to evil… Hard to get back when always the reward is in her focus, not the personal fates of the people she's working for. Well, at least she does her job, and a heck of.</div>
 
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My first impressions… a year too late. As simple notes, yet.
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My first impressions… a year too late. As simple notes, yet.<ref>This is almost three years old, now.</ref>
 
* Too colorful.
 
* Too colorful.
 
* I miss the "waste"-part of the wasteland – so much vegetation here, so much clutter. Hard to spot items, which I inched carefully every square meter for in older games.
 
* I miss the "waste"-part of the wasteland – so much vegetation here, so much clutter. Hard to spot items, which I inched carefully every square meter for in older games.
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Latest revision as of 14:00, 9 October 2019

I use Wikipedia links instead of internal, interwiki, Gamepedia or wikia ones, to avoid conflicts in case of me putting this on other profiles of mine, too.

My computer gaming career started back in 1999. There had been earlier accounts, like many sessions on my cousin's Atari 800XL – favorite game: Montezuma's Revenge –, some games, I don't remember the name, later on my own Atari 1040ST, and last – before getting my first personal computer with Windows 98Spyro the Dragon and MediEvil on my then girlfriend's PS1.

Times change … I learnt about the internet, chats and online romances – which kind of was responsible for that "then", regarding my girlfriend … I got deeper into Windows, network and system administration … I lost my job …

In this situation I visited a friend, found his huge collection of games. The idea came to him of lending me one, now that I had the time to play. I first was a little confused which kind of game I should choose. But currently being in feverish anticipation of the Lord of the Rings movie I decided on a fantasy RPG: Baldur's Gate! (At that time I wasn't in any kind aware of this game's importance to the role-playing genre.)

My friend eventually donated the game to me, laying its add-on Tales of the Sword Coast on top.

Baldur's Gate set the course for my future preferences in which games I would play. There followed (not exactly in chronological order) Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and its expansion Throne of Bhaal, Icewind Dale and its expansion Heart of Winter, Icewind Dale II (Oops – no expansion? No, there isn't one.), Neverwinter Nights and its expansions Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark, Neverwinter Nights 2 and its expansions Mask of the Betrayer and Storm of Zehir. I own Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, but have never played it, and I tried the Temple of Elemental Evil, though haven't come far into the game. You see, a lot of Dungeons & Dragons games.
But there were others, too: I entered the Elder Scrolls universe in Morrowind, moved on to Cyrodiil, and got lost in the endless vasts of Skyrim. (I even tried Daggerfall once, but – despite my history – found this game, especially its GUI, for me unplayable.)
I played through Diablo once – and was "shocked" by the end-fight: not shocked in terms of "horrified by all that splatter", no, I found the death of the final boss horribly ridiculous, with all that blood spilling like water from a strainer when having cooked noodles. I own the successor with expansion, but have never touched it.
I was fascinated by the Witcher, in a way that I had to read the series of stories and novels it's based on, too. (Highly recommendable! I would call the later books even high literature, not simply light fiction.) I have Assassins of Kings and the Wild Hunt in my possession, but though I think, Geralt's the most swag computer game hero of all times, I have to admit that I've never played the first part 'til the end and thus haven't even begun with part 2 or 3.
I take Dragon Age: Origins as a worthy spiritual successor to BG, but with Awakening some quality got lost. That continued with Dragon Age II, though that game has its pros, too. It's the one I played pre-last, haven't finished it yet, but already started with Inquisition. (Bought the GotY Edition, using a 30% discount Origin was offering.)
The game I was playing next is Pillars of Eternity with its expansions The White March I and II. Though I don't really agree with the common opinion of it being "the real successor to Baldur's Gate" and alike (simply using an isometric perspective doesn't make it; and the massive role-playing part and features, and party banter exist in other games, too), I nevertheless really like the game, its atmosphere, its role-play elements … and am kind of obsessed by my current character. ;o)

The time I was married was the only time in my life I had some network gaming experiences. Never touched Knights of the Old Republic or World of Warcraft, or any of the online modes, my own games supported. (I think, my playstyle is… now, it would demand a lot of patience from my co-ops.) But travelling along the Sword Coast with a party of three, controlled by my wife, plus three, controlled by me – that was lots of fun. (And chaos at times, too. ;o) Simultaneously hitting the pause key, for example…)
My wife was a huge Sims fan, and she introduced me into this game; part 1 was the current version. Yes, it had its charms, but… It got funny, when we implemented some sort of rudimentary multiplayer functionality: Each of us had its own PC, each of us had the Sims installed. But only one was playing. We had split the neighborhood, each one of us had the same number of lots, no single Sim created looked like another Sim from the partner… and then we played with the relationships, threw partys (and made snapshots for the family album), tried to find out the others' careers. Of course each of us played only with their own Sims! And when the current gamer had finished, the whole save directory was transferred through our network from one PC to the other, so that the other one could play a while.
That worked even better – because the whole relationship thing works better – when the Sims 3 came out. But that also was the time, when our own relationship came to an end.
Besides the Sims there was another important game I learnt about from my wife, which I still, but very rarely play: Anno WXYZ – though there's not much to say about it…

I've tried recently Mass Effect 2 (it's in my library, was a promotional gift for some DA thing), but that's not my kind of game. Can't explain this more detailed … hm, didn't like the graphics, somehow, and the setting and play-style aren't mine, too.

Later – that "recently" there above is related to the point of time I wrote this all down for the first time – I wanted to give the series another chance and tried the predecessor, Mass Effect … and somehow managed it to get into the story and develop a relationship to my Commander Shepard – or was it in fact the game that managed this?

As I now deviate from fantasy, let's come to Fallout … There were two reasons I was interested in this series.
At the time, Fallout 3 was announced, there weren't too many wikis online, information about games was mostly found by letting Google search for the term "walkthrough". One of my favored websites for walkthroughs were YiYa's freie Seiten (a German site, "Yin and yang's free pages") which featured really comprehensive guides for e.g. the BG series. Fallout and Fallout 2 were mentioned there as important and influential games for the RPG genre, so they were potentially attractive to me.
The developers of FO3 were the same as for the Elder Scolls games I liked, the Bethesda Game Studios – so another argument for it.
The thing with this game was, it would have been released in a censored version only in Germany: no splatter at all, and as far as I know – or at least it was planned – no drugs. Don't know about the explicit speech used, if there were changes to expect, too. So for the first time in my life I decided to buy a game in its original language rather than a German version, didn't want to possess something censored. (I later learnt, that even Baldur's Gate had censorship in its German version: the blood flowing from the corpse around the logo in the intro video simply isn't there.) I could have taken the Austrian version, Austria speaks German, too, and that one was not censored; but I thought, if I'd already have to switch to a non-German version, I as well could take the original.

tbc…

  • FO4:
  1. Rewrite and fix Out of Time – Quest starts with leaving the pod.
  2. The preceding quest, War Never Changes, isn't a quest per se…
  3. Vault 111 jumpsuit – new
  4. Quest "Miscellaneous", Greet the dog, for example.
  • Clean-up:
  1. Weapon
  2. Category:Page creation pages
  3. Watch WIP @ National Guard of the United States#Background
  4. Find a transparent solution for File:AKA-47.jpg
  5. Find screenshot #3 for the hidden stuff
  • Split:
  1. Sheriff's duster, see also Sheriff's duster (Fallout Shelter)
  • Revisits:
  1. Fallout.ini (Gamebryo)#uMaxSkinDecalPerActor – there's a comment
  2. Fallout.ini (Gamebryo)#uMaxSkinDecals – there's a comment
  3. Fallout.ini (Gamebryo)#bInstantLevelUp – there's a comment
  4. Fallout.ini (Gamebryo)#bBorderRegionsEnabled – there's a comment
  5. Look after Camp Forlorn Hope#Inhabitants ("PARAMETERS"? And an "of" is missing.)
  • Creation:
  1. Northern Mountains
  2. Irradiated Western Plains
  3. Eastern Hills
  4. Southern Plains
  5. Liquor cabinet
  6. Infobox radio station
  • Other checks:
  1. Look after the science check in The American Dream
  2. Have a look on Terminal
  3. Some missing Category:Vault Boy images

My last Fallout: New Vegas character, a female mercenary, only interested in her own survival and monetary advantages.

Bonnie Springs Massacre – Raiders, don't mess with Cass Butch-a-dee!
She tries to stay on the neutral side of karma, but it tends to change to evil… Hard to get back when always the reward is in her focus, not the personal fates of the people she's working for. Well, at least she does her job, and a heck of.

My first impressions… a year too late. As simple notes, yet.[1]

  • Too colorful.
  • I miss the "waste"-part of the wasteland – so much vegetation here, so much clutter. Hard to spot items, which I inched carefully every square meter for in older games.
  • The humor has changed. It's still there, but in another way than before, less related to the overall scenario, more the usal day-to-day humor.
  • Instead the setting seems to be more horrifying, more real, more serious.
  • I can't explain in detail why, but I feel more part of this world, not the observing third party as before. Is it the voice? The change in atmosphere as described above? I don't know…
  • I like the mole rats – total change in behavior (and speed!), but not bad. (Though I miss their old sounds they made, was something I can imitate with a slightly blocked nose. ;o) )
  • Let's see, which apparel I can expect furthermore, the drifter outfit already looks good.
  • Another creature behavior improvement: rad roaches sitting on walls etc. Brings a new element of danger into the otherwise so easy fights.
  • Okay, started anew, but will soon leave 111 again, and eventually heading to Concord…

References

  1. This is almost three years old, now.