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  1. Indeed, some are! Just at a quick glance at the achievements list, "Hyacinth Pink" is unlocked by harvesting 50 crafting materials. My armor's currently dyed purple and gold; my guild's colors. This thing. It's a creature native to Morrowind (and it first appeared in that game). They're the primary domesticated herd animal of Morrowind, used occasionally as pack animals. ESO adds a couple varieties of guar, from the kind used as pack animals to smaller ones typically kept as pets, to the big ones used as mounts. Horses aren't killable. If you get attacked while on your hor
  2. Lol, yeah, ESO has a TON of achievements. To top it off, a bunch of them unlock colors to dye your armor, so you're not just earning them for the sake of earning them. On discussion of races earlier, my favorite is Altmer. I think the only race I've not played at all is Orc. My ES characters: Skyrim: Altmer (Alarra) and Nord (Ganvar) Oblivion: Breton (Brielle) Morrowind: Dunmer (Feryn Sarethi) Battlespire: Bosmer (Daeranel) ESO -beta- : Altmer (Niralie), Khajiit (Ajhiki), Argonian (Tajeetha), and Redguard (Kaydri) ESO -live- : Altmer (Elanwe), Imperial (Corintha Vitelli
  3. Well, part of ESO takes place in Elsweyr; Khenarthi's Roost is part of Elsweyr, and Reaper's March is on the Valenwood/Elsweyr border, going as far east as the city of Dune. They don't have the various kinds there, though, just the one kind that they have throughout the whole game. If a game does take place in Elsweyr, I wouldn't be surprised if that's what they did, but I'd be disappointed.
  4. I want Summerset Isle, Valenwood, and/or Elsweyr. They're kind of small regions, so probably could combine two in a game. Unless they get really detailed - like, Valenwood could probably use more detail than ESO gives it: more plants, more detail in the tree cities, and ESO doesn't have Falinesti, the walking city. Oh, and ESO doesn't have the Imga (the ape race), either; I was a bit disappointed by that, especially considering that we got to see Kothringi and Maormer. There's actually 17 known types. Each game tends to just have one though; for example the ones in Arena are pro
  5. Only quest-related (and if you leave the quest area, they'll just say "I'll wait here" and stop following, but if you go there again they'll find you and start following you again.) One thing that's kind of cool is that while other players are doing a quest in the same area, while each player sees the quest NPC following them, they'll see all other players' quest followers as a generic NPC (Mages Guild apprentice, for instance). That's a good idea so you don't have 5 identical copies of the same quest NPC running around. Inventory and banks are stack-based, so, say you have 50 inv
  6. I'm in the UESP guild; it's a guild for editors and users of the site. On my gaming PC it does. ESO runs at around 60 fps, while Skyrim (no mods, just official high-res texture pack) I think at 30ish, at least in The Rift with the more complex trees the one time I checked it.
  7. Sunday it was 30 with freezing rain and strong wind that made road conditions bad. Monday and Tuesday, it was 50. Today it is 70. Beautiful clear day today. I biked to work for the first time this year.
  8. @Zorua: Sorry, I don't have any suggestions about your installation issue. If you continue to have trouble, though, I'd submit a support ticket. Their customer support's pretty good. Also, yay for UESP. I'm very involved with that site. Nope. Player houses are something they've said they'd like to add somewhere down the road, but there are no plans for it right now. Well, a lot of the game is solo, really. You can quest with others if you want, but it's mostly doable solo (well, aside from Craglorn and some of Cyrodiil's caves and stuff). It's just basically the zon
  9. I miss having a dog; I moved out of my parents' house last year and can't have any in my apartment (nor am I fully comfortable I could financially support a pet, yet.) Within the last year, the two dogs we'd had for 13 years were put to sleep; they were getting in pretty rough shape and it was their time. A couple months before I moved out of my parents' house, we got a new puppy, a yellow Lab, who turns two this summer. It's nice to play with him when I visit. He's the most intelligent dog we've owned. He's mischievous, but extremely smart, and he's also quite photogenic. So far
  10. Not much this summer. Next summer I plan to go to Ireland. This summer, it'll just be working, saving up money for said trip, planning said trip, and hopefully getting in better shape by actually biking to work.
  11. Nope. On PC/Mac, the North American and European servers have their own guilds, and each console will be on its own server and have its own guild too. I'm on the UESP, and we had to set up two separate guilds, because some users play on the NA server and some on EU and guilds aren't cross-server.
  12. And my sleeping habits have gotten worse since I posted this. 2-3 am bedtime, getting up around 7:45 to make it to work before 8:30. Weekends usually tend to be 3-4 am bedtime with sleeping in till 12-1 pm. Overall, not healthy and I'm trying to break that habit. It's 2:30 now, I should get to bed....
  13. I posted in this thread almost three years ago. I'd only written in my diary two or three times since then. However, now that I live alone, I realized that there's nothing wrong with leaving my diary on my kitchen table, so long as I put it away before I get company, of course, and I've been remembering to write in it now. I don't do it daily, necessarily, because most days nothing much happens, but at least I've been keeping up with it for a good two or so weeks now.
  14. Dawnwing

    Phones

    I have a 7-year-old Tracfone flip phone as my cell phone. It mostly suits my needs - all I need is calling and texting - I've got my ipod for fancy apps. And it's cheap too - $20 every 3 months. I do, however, wish I could have a phone that connects to the internet anywhere, and another reason I'm tempted to replace it is that if the charger stops working then I'm screwed. There's two things holding me back: 1) I'm going on vacation in summer 2016, and it might be a good idea just to have an old phone that nobody's interested in stealing while I'm traveling, and 2) While I live in a
  15. There's regions from all of Tamriel, though not all of every region is in there (for example, Black Marsh, Summerset Isle, and Elsweyr basically only have one available region in them apiece). You can see specifically where the playable regions are here (left-click to zoom in, right-click to zoom back out to the bigger map): http://esomap.uesp.net/ Your character is from one of three Alliances. There's the Alliance questline to do, and you can join both the Mages Guild and Fighters Guild (the questline is the same no matter which alliance you're in), there's the main quest, and then there
  16. Chicken tenders, spinach, cranberry juice, and strawberries. Oh, and one of those lemon girl scout cookies.
  17. Got my bandage contacts out today and my eyes are feeling far more comfortable, although slightly more dry. At least I don't have to deal with the constant scratchy feeling or worry about dislodging the contacts. Vision continues to improve ever so slightly.
  18. I got LASEK eye surgery on Thursday. Spent most of the weekend with sight too blurry to do anything (it takes a while to clear up). Today it's finally clear enough that I could drive, and can read smaller text, Right eye's considerably blurrier than my left yet, which is highly annoying (wouldn't be so bad if they were both blurry but at the same level of blurriness), but my eye doctor said it just means that my left eye's healing faster. Slight headache from straining to read stuff.
  19. PC/Mac b2p is on March 17th. PS4/XboxOne release is in June.
  20. Yes, if you're an ES fan, I'd say it's definitely worth the initial price. I've posted my review of the game here. And yep, that's exactly how it works; already-purchased copies count for when it changes. In fact if you buy it now, 30 days sub comes free with the purchase of the game, as long as you enter in credit card information, so you could actually start playing right now. Just be sure to cancel the subscription right away though, otherwise it'll renew and do the ESO Plus optional subscription after the days are up. (You'd still get the rest of the 30 days after canceling.)
  21. Update 6 is live! It's fun seeing everyone try to steal stuff and then have the guards after them.
  22. 27F, windchill of 20. Feels like spring! (And I am not being sarcastic - we had an almost record-cold February here in WI.)
  23. Watch Dogs has two: - The boss fight against Iraq. The start of the scene is an almost minute-and-a-half rant that you have to sit through; can't skip it. Then he sends a couple mooks after you - ones that can be real tough if you didn't spend the skill points to take down Enforcers with melee (they're super-tough enemies that can't really be taken out with normal gunfire). After a couple times dying against them, I finally made it to Iraq himself. He's classed as an Enforcer, but is programmed so that you can't take him down with melee, even if you have that skill. Eventually I fig
  24. I consistently saw white-and-gold. Then I messed around with the exposure in Photoshop, and I see how a blue/black dress would look the way it did. Now I'm seeing it as blue-black consistently.
  25. An entertaining one in Watch Dogs last night: I was hacking another player, trying to sneak close enough to them. They were being chased by police at the time, and one of the police cars just plain ran me over where I was sitting.