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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: March 12, 2021, 12:43:56 AM »
My job has gone rancid, more or less overnight.

We have a lot of elderly and vulnerable staff, who have been urged to go into the classroom this week. Bare in mind, there is nothing protecting them from the Coronavirus, besides masks and face shields. Meanwhile, they're having to sit shoulder to shoulder with a different kid, every half an hour, packed in a small room with around 30 of them.

Anyone who doesn't think that's very safe and doesn't wish to attend has recieved a lot of berating from the management and a fair few threats. It's clear that the new management look down on us but the level that they do so has only really been made clear this week.

Every day this week I'm seeing people I've grown up with, people that I respect and see as family leave in tears. All because our weak manager can't lead properly, so she has to resort to this rancid behaviour.

On top of that, our former manager got into an incident with them, which they are over reacting to. They've offered to 'protect' us from her but when it comes to the killer virus, we're SOL. I'm not sure I'll ever know the words that can express the level of contempt that I feel for this situation and our joke of a manager, who hasn't left her house since this mess started, gloating about how she gets to work at home in staff meetings with the higher ups.

The people that I work with are some of the kindest, most professional people I've met and what' shappening to them is unforgivable. I'm looking into a way out as there'll be places with jobs available that pay better and people treat you like a human being on top of it.

I wish my management the greatest of success in making the places that they run rancid shit holes. I cannot wait for them to be surrounded by incompitent guttersnipes who all hate eachother and fail time and time again as they cannot work together for more than ten minutes. I hope that she gets the loyalty that she deserves, when all of the people she's looked down on and try to manipulate over the years find themselves in a position, where they can royally screw her over and will do so for one reason or another.

Haven't really been able to express my disgust to anyone in my personal life, don't want it coming back on me, hence the vent.

I hope nobody else here is going through anything like this. Hope you're all hanging in there and are getting through everything as unscathed as possible. <3

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Unwashed Village / Re: The Amusing Disaster of Fallout: The Frontier
« on: February 18, 2021, 02:01:03 AM »
I couldn't even get it to work. I installed it but the NPC that finds you at the start just never showed up.
I tried an abundance of possible fixes and was waiting for someone to find one that worked.

If anything can be taken from this mod, it's that Gamebryo/creation's dumbass NPCs should not be trusted with the important task of being the gateway into a DLC/Huge Mod! They're likely to fuck it up, by falling through the floor or hugging a deathclaw and you might end up completely fucked.

I never had that much hype for the Frontier, but I am looking forwards to Cascadia... I hope they don't end up with the same fate, but at least we know the warning signs now.
Same, I was a lot more excited for Project Brazil/New California. I actually really enjoyed that one and besides a few iffy things about it, it's mostly quite good IMO.
Frontier I was willing to give a chance, it seemed fun or potentially fun but they managed to screw it up, spectacularly.

Don't know anything about Cascadia, I'll have to look into it.

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Unwashed Village / Re: The Amusing Disaster of Fallout: The Frontier
« on: February 06, 2021, 06:50:43 PM »
I couldn't even get it to work. I installed it but the NPC that finds you at the start just never showed up.
I tried an abundance of possible fixes and was waiting for someone to find one that worked.

If anything can be taken from this mod, it's that Gamebryo/creation's dumbass NPCs should not be trusted with the important task of being the gateway into a DLC/Huge Mod! They're likely to fuck it up, by falling through the floor or hugging a deathclaw and you might end up completely fucked.

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Unwashed Village / Re: The Amusing Disaster of Fallout: The Frontier
« on: January 28, 2021, 08:24:36 PM »
Can people just STOP with the child fetishizing? I feel like we're at a point that we need to force every member of the general public to attend a class where they have to write 'I will not fuck kids' 10,000 on lined paper before they're allowed to leave.

I couldn't get this mod to work and was hoping a future update would fix it. Sadly it didn't. Would've liked to have seen how it turned out for myself.

It's a shame that so much work has ended due to the actions of a corrupt project head, moderators who want to play god and being unable to keep their fetishes out of it.

It sounds just like the Isle and a few other games and mods, all ended a similar way.

Maybe it'll come back, better for it, having had the weird shit removed and the perverts plucked from the Dev team but I won't hold my breath.

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Unwashed Village / Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« on: January 14, 2021, 11:38:26 PM »
I forgot how much I hate the Brotherhood in this game.
I kind of betrayed them in the end, turning on that strike team at Mariposa and gunning them down.
I regret nothing.

I fished the game tonight. All of the companions died in the Cathedral as keeping them alive is near impossible. At least they went up in that epic explosion.
Tycho made it to The Master but got swept up in the crowd of Supermutants, couldn't even find his body.

It was kinda sobering, going in with a party full of chums and coming out alone. I don't think I've ever done a playthrough where everyone survives and shy of dumping them all before the endgame, I don't think I could but I do like the drama of them all dying so... eh.

I didn't realize how many of the endings are broken or missing. I got a few that were apparently impossible to get and triggered some stuff I didn't know was possible. Like I went to see Set, after The Master was killed and he gave me the location of Mariposa, having lines like 'Your desire, my need' and he actually seemed to respect me.

The Ending still suggested that they were overwhelmed by mutants though, despite them surviving the post waterchip slaughter.

The game also thought that I did Mariposa first, even though I did the Cathedral first... dunno why.
Apparently a bug makes that ending impossible but I strangely got it at the end of my playthrough, it's very weird.

I was sad that the Followers are doomed, regardless. Their canon ending is impossible to unlock, because the NPCs needed for the questline don't exist.

As far as I can tell, you can only get the 'the hub dies' ending as well, which kinda blows.

I also got the 'you didn't kill enough raiders!' ending, even though I wiped out the Khans and killed a dozen or so on the road.

I found this game to be even better than I remembered it. Has so many wonderful touches and such a great soundtrack, there's way more weapons than I remember there being too, I guess not seeing the Gun Runners made it harder to get a hold of them but the Gatling plasma/Gatling laser is insane! I doubled the size of The Master's army with that thing. :P

Game is a bit flawed in some places, a lot is missing and some of the things got on my tits a bit (having to put my weapons away, ever time I enter a city... >.<) but it's definitely a game to last. :D

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Unwashed Village / Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:11:37 AM »
Ian is a bit of a dick, not gonna lie. xD

Also, he makes it weird as Ian was my Dad's name. Couldn't yell at him either, because my Dad would think that I'm targetting him.

Wow, the voice cast is better than I remember for Fallout 2, they all fit so well, I never thought to look it up.

I wiped out the Deathclaw menace, I doubt I could've done that at sixteen, given how I used shotguns and whimpy weapons, even when facing The Master. Definitely enjoyed overthrowing the Corrupt Regulators and them dropping more armour than anyone could feesibly carry meant I could stock up on gear. :D

I did the Waterchip thing, without betraying Necropolis, Set is still a collossal dick but he's at least the fun kind. Unlike the Brotherhood who are just a pain.

Defeating the Super mutants at the watershed was so much easier than it was before. I'd done most, if not all of the side quests at this point, so I walked in in Combat Armour, with a flame thrower. Poor fools didn't stand a chance.

It's weird how much and how little I remember of Necropolis, some bits I remember like the back of my hand but others are just so confusing and messed up to me. I forgot you needed junk parts to fix that damn water well thing, thought I could just use a tool on it or something.

Got to the Vault and handed the chip in. I have to admit, intelligent characters miss out on the golden scene, where the Dweller tries eating the chip and the Vault Overseer has to pull it out of his mouth. xD

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Unwashed Village / Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« on: January 12, 2021, 12:21:30 AM »
I've played the other Fallouts a few times but I've not completed Fallout 1 in ten years. (I did it for a youtube let's play but the finale didn't record :( )
I wanted to revisit it a little for some research for a Van Buren RP I'm currently doing.
I've done Fallout 2 at least 3 times in the past ten years but 1... not so much. There's a lot of bits that I remember like the back of my hand and bits that I've only just noticed.

I can't believe it took me over ten years to find the wall mounted locker safes in Vault 15. Literally walked past them every other playthrough.  :o

Made sure not to give Ian anything automatic.

No, no ian! Put that staple gun down, put it dow-!

I somehow remember the Boneyard having nothing in it and now I'm finding all sorts kicking about. Like the Death District.

Found out that Ian is a BOSS with a sniper rifle, shame he insists on putting it away and punching things half the time. Like dude, I get that you're badass for punching deathclaws but c'mon man, I bought you a sniper and some bullets. Please use them!

I've only just found Decker and I have to say, hearing Keith David tell me that he's proud of me makes me all gooey inside... almost makes me forget that I murdered a bunch of people.

Loved Jeff Bennet as Loxley, the dude's so talented. I hadn't done either of these quests before, couldn't believe I'd overlooked them.

I actually forgot that they had real voice actors in these games, like named ones that I'd actually reckognize. I kind of like as well that they're talented people in their field instead of just 'oh, people like this guy, so put him in the game!'

I don't know why I found this game so hard. I'm already a force to be reckoned with and I'm only in metal armour, with a missile launcher. God knows what I'll be like when I get power armour again. I'm assuming I messed my stats up something fierce before.

Got a few more Boneyard quests to do, then I'm off to Necropolis! :D

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Unwashed Village / Re: New year!
« on: January 06, 2021, 02:47:13 AM »
I already hate this year more. On the fifth and I'm exhausted.

Glad to hear you lot are doing okay though. :)

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Unwashed Village / Re: Introducing Myself
« on: November 10, 2020, 11:38:09 PM »
Well, we usually allocate blame to whoever hasn't posted the longest.

So it's Chucara's fault you weren't verified. :)

Hope we'll have you around for a while to come. :)

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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: September 22, 2020, 12:52:35 AM »
Working in a school has been made a nightmare by covid restrictions and having the worst prime minister of all time at the helm.

On the bright side, I'm getting an apartment with my girlfriend soon. :)

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Unwashed Village / Re: I just learned something... maybe...
« on: June 19, 2020, 01:19:51 AM »
I learned that FPP is 'First Person Perspective' (an opposed to FPS - 'First Person Shooter')

Don't normally like FPS.

But I have always liked (the original) Fallout.

So... is Fallout (original) FPP?

And does anyone like Deus Ex GOTY? (now on GoG for 97 cents).

Original Fallout is Isometric gameplay. Unless you're referring to narrative, where I guess it counts as first person perspective?

I'd say an example of an FPP would be Dear Esther. Playing as a protagonist, from their first person perspective. There's no guns, so it's not a First Person shooter. :P

Deus Ex might also count as it's more of an RPG, than an FPS.

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So for those of you, who like 'so bad they're good' movies, the name James Nguyen may stick out to you. He's the creator of such films as Birdemic, Julie and Jack and the long lost Replica.

He has since come out of the woodworks with another utopian vision, which basically promises us human immortality.

https://immortaltherapeutics.com/?fbclid=IwAR0UMhfOfD_doGmMYQGqVo5oNerrH4C-ICw-Y9EFAjKyU9aq8Q1Jp6yjnhs

Is he going to make Julie and Jack's VR Ghost program a reality? Or Replica's cloning technology a retirement plan?

You'll have to forgive me for not putting much faith in it, regardless. If he can't make exploding CGI birds look realistic (from more than a distance!), I dunno if I trust him with my body or immortal soul.

Maybe I'm wrong though, could James Nguyen be the TRUE founder of the Institute?

The site does mention using nanobots to extend human life. I guess we'll all be cyborgs in the future.

So it's going to be metal gear? I'd rather trust this stuff to Hideo Kojima, than James Nguyen. :P

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Unwashed Village / Re: Yo!!!
« on: June 12, 2020, 12:24:58 AM »
Back?  BACK???

I was never gone.  I was just...  busy.   Yeh, that's it.  I was busy.

Oh, good to have you free. :3

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Unwashed Village / Re: Yo!!!
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:51:13 PM »
The Metro series is often compared to Fallout, since it has similar themes. I loved the first metro but I ran it on a potato and if I wasn't in a metro tunnel it went to hell on me.

Great to have you back, by the way. :)

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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:50:17 PM »

What types of jobs are you looking for? :'( :'( :'(

My career goal is to get into exporting. Right now i'm looking for Logistics/Supply Chain management jobs.

I so read that at first as "My career goal is to get into escorting".   :'(

Did he get your hopes up? :P

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