the frostbite engine is gonna make the fade to black love scene even hotter
eternal all the things.yes.
heartilys asked you: Alistair or Anders?
If you ever think you did something embarrassing just remember that I had a really hot waiter one time and i was gonna order double pepperoni pizza but I looked him dead in the eye and accidentally asked for double penetration pizza in front of my whole family
Stop reblogging my failure
Here it is! The official announcement post of the Mass Effect Flash Big Bang!
Why Flash Big Bang? Because it’s gonna be short and sweet, to best accommodate students’ schedules and to keep people from burning out. :)
The Flashiness: Stories need only be 3,500 words! Short fluff piece you’ve always wanted to write? Think Horizon needs to be rewritten? A salarian’s POV on Virmire? Emily Wong’s last moments? Anything you want, as ambitious as you want - so long as you can meet these deadlines.
Author sign ups begin May 5th and end May 9th
Author check ins are May 17th and May 24th
Author final drafts are May 31st
Artist sign ups begin June 2nd and end June 6th
Artist check ins are June 14th and June 21st
Artist final drafts are due June 28th
Head on over to the LJ for all the nitty, gritty details! And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot us an ask or an email!
Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.
To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:
Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?
Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255. On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.
And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!
“On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”
I about pissed myself laughing at this.
Dragon Age fans already know about the breach in the sky. It is a giant tear that opens up into the Fade, the realm from which magic and demons originate. However, the trailer reveals that circumstances surrounding its appearance are catastrophic. Not only are thousands of people killed – they are thousands of important people. The blast accompanying the breach’s opening occurs during peace talks between the mages and the Chantry, so it takes out some key players. “The very highest level of both the Chantry and the mages were at these peace talks,” Lee says. “And they’re all dead. Those two factions are absolutely in chaos. Essentially, the head has been cut off of both groups.” [x]
u dont fucking tell me Fiona and Rhys and Evangeline might be dead
Because I know that other people were questioning this:
Lee confirms that the hooded woman (also pictured at the top of the page) is Leliana. Other familiar faces are gathered around the table, like Cassandra, Varric, and Cullen. New allies like Vivienne, Solas, and Sera are also at the Inquisitor’s side.
Also… leaders of the Chantry. Don’t forget that we possibly lost the progressive mage friendly Justinia too. Might explain why Cassandra seems to be so stabbity.
I swear to god if Rhys and Fiona are dead I’m going to flip a fucking table.
IDK IF YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS WEBSITE YET, BUT I DON’T EVEN CARE IF YOU DO.
CHARAHUB BASICALLY ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE A DIRECTORY OF ALL YOUR OCS.
AND SO (they let you get super detailed)
It lets you store 100 characters (you gain 2 extra slots…
Destroy sounds actually like the most wasteful solution
I kinda feel that Synthesis or Control is better.
I can’t decide!
RED ALERT RED ALERT RED ALERT
Yeah, like, nothing more wasteful than destroying all the reapers for good and never allowing them to harvest civilizations that are too advanced according to their parameters.
Instead lets grab synthesis and give the mutilated reaper forces conscience and knowledge of what happened to them and what they’ve done to their own people. As much as I like giving the idea props for giving synthetics life, no one that was turned into a reaper should live like that.
Control - well, Shepard is just an added code bit that “changed” the prime program’s directive. Anyone else can just waltz in and change it again to their own specifications. Let the cycle continue - if the shepard reaper doesn’t get corrupted with the same logic that corrupted the first one.
I managed to make a fully interactive custom npc husband in Skyrim, but somewhere along the way I messed up so if I give him any items the sound of eating bread plays at full blast, nonstop
reblog if you want a relationship like this
[Caption: Shout-out to all Kaidan and Ashley fans who don’t let their love for one character get in the way of appreciating the other, and who tirelessly keep standing up for and defending them again and again. Just knowing that you guys are out there makes it all worth it. You all rock!]
Run Windows 7 compatibility mode for it and download the patch I am putting in published mode / sending you via fanmail.
There’s also the 1.02 patch you could try.
http://masseffect.bioware.com/me1/pc/updates/ (both patches) but steam / origins should be automatically updating it to the latest version.
Dragon Age: Inquisition begins with the events at a peace conference between the warring mages and templars. An explosion wreaks havoc on the tentative plans, while causing the extinction of many members of the world’s ruling classes.
The Inquisitor emerges from the chaos, ostensibly being blasted from metaphysical realm the Fade. The game’s central character is given the power to fill the power vacuum, leading the Inquisition against invading demons, pouring through The Rift.
“There’s an interesting undertone here of people in the world believing that you have been sent as a leader by the maker of the universe,” explained creative director Mike Laidlaw, in an interview with Polygon. “As a player, I have the option of saying, ‘Oh yeah, I’m the chosen one’ or asking what the hell they are talking about. It’s up to the player.”
The leaders of the Inquisition are shown, as well as some suggestion of that organization’s relationship with the Fade, in a scene reminiscent of Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. As the Inquisition seeks to restore order, they rely on factors like military might, a spy network and trade networks, all of which the player has at their disposal.