Archive for August, 2012

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Short, But Not So Sweet

August 28, 2012

So, about a week ago, I was walking along near Windhelm, where I somehow lost my follower Illia along the way. Thinking nothing of it, I continue on, knowing she’ll probably catch up eventually.

I spotted Aela in the distance, fighting a mammoth. Deciding to help her out like a good shield-sister does, we slay the beast together.

Then this happened.

What.

What…

WHAT IS THIS, I DON’T EVEN–

After they go fight a bunch of horkers, I reload a slightly earlier save in fear that this massive glitch might have fucked things up somewhere else. Apparently, it didn’t.

About a hour and a half later with Illia, slaying dragons and shit, I relax in the Windhelm bar. Which by the way…I’m not exactly sure if this only happens in my game or not, but the barmaid…sings an interesting interpretation of “Age of Oppression”…

YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.

“We drink to our youth, and to days come and gone. For the age of oppression is now nearly done.
“We’ll drive out the Empire from this land that we own. With our blood and our steel we will take back our home.
“Down with Ulfric the killer of kings. On the day of your death we’ll drink and we’ll sing.”

Wait–WHAT?!

“We’re the children of Skyrim, and we fight all our lives. And when Sovngarde beckons, every one of us dies!”

Err, okay. And apparently it wasn’t a fluke because she did it again. I kind of like it though, it’s like a defiant Dunmer thing against the Stormcloak racists, it’s her own way of saying “fuck you” to them in her own sneaky way. Chick’s got some balls, yo.

Anyway, I later punched a racist in the face (I wanted to blow off some steam), and then got arrested. Big deal, traveled out again upon my newly owned horse (yes…I bought another one).

After a big raid in a mining cave, I turn to Illia to give her my loot. I opened her inventory…

Then nothing.

NOTHING.

WHAT THE SHIT, WHERE IS MY STUFF, WOMAN?!?

So I rage quit’d and reloaded the save.

No change. Same damn thing.

GODDAMN IT.

…And I haven’t played since.

😦

Image Credit: UESP Wiki
Video Credit: Myself

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Glorious HD

August 21, 2012

So I was in Winners the other day and just happened upon an HDMI cable for about $8 CDN.

FUCK YES, CHEAPER THAN WALMART, HOORAY (who, by the way, had the asking price of $29.99. And for me, is a little too expensive for my broke ass).

It was a 5 foot cable, but it didn’t really matter too much to me considering the TV (that I mentioned I got here in this post), is right beside the XBOX.

I fell down the stairs in anticipation and hooked it up, and the TV automatically adjusted itself to 720p.

I decided to check the settings in the XBOX and noticed that 1080p was greyed out…and I have no idea why, since I’m totally new to this whole HDTV/HDMI shit. Anyway, there was 1080i, and me being a noob, decided to try it on 1080i first instead of the 720p.

I loaded Skyrim with bated breath.

The game logo didn’t elude to much, but it definitely looked sharper.

I loaded my game save.

2 minutes later…

(Image Source: GameSlayer.org)

OMFFFGGG

MY EYES

THE BEAUTIFULNESS.

HHHNNNGGGG–

With a new-found joy, I frolicked across the vast land of Skyrim, up and down mountains, punching horkers in the face, and just basically jizzed my pants, honestly.

It looks WAYY better than before.

480p? PPPPPSSHHHHH–

GLORIOUS 1080i.

Granted, I know p is supposedly better, and I’d try it if it would let me, but I can’t set it on that.

The next day, I tried it on 720p, which looked pretty much the same, if a little sharper on the Xbox menu, loaded the game.

OMFG Y U SO BAD.

SO SHARP AND GRAINY WTTTFFF…

FUCK DAT SHIT.

Back to beautiful 1080~~

Holy mother of Talos, it does make a difference. It does. I can’t wait to see what the other games look like…(drool)

More stories to come before the end of the month.

Stay tuned!