Early this morning I played through AN ending of the game. I don’t know what to think about it, which I guess was the point. Probably doesn’t help that I picked possibly the douchiest ending because RPing my character as an idiot monster.
Update on “Badass Mode”: Yesterday I met the pre-reqs to upgrade from Katanas to Mantis Blades (the cyber ones that pop out of the arms). Then I discovered a mod in my backpack to apply fire damage to the mantis blades. Flaming Mantis Blades. My V is absolutely a monster now. (Not just as in “badass” but literally a monster and that’s infecting how I RP it too.)
So far my biggest complaint with the game is I found many aspects of the ripper doc character “Fingers” irritating and very gross. Not just in a “this character was designed to be irritating and gross” but the meta of “this is *how* the character was designed to be irritating and gross by reusing old bad queer coded stereotypes”. It’s a lazy character that would have shown up like that in 80s cyberpunk stuff, sure, but absolutely something that should have been modernized instead.
Since I was already playing the game on easy difficulty and in “Badass Mode” (Kill Bill Katana style) I didn’t really really notice the 0 HP god mode. (Also doesn’t help the HP bar is way off into my peripheral vision on my ultrawide monitor so I almost never notice it.) Didn’t really try to take advantage of it until after I fixed the clothing slot and had dumb ideas I wish I had tried.
Glitch almost in my favor: a mission “suit” in the special clothing slot didn’t unequip properly after the mission, left my character instead appearing naked (despite clothes equipped) and stuck at 0 HP. It took me a while (about a half hour still playing the game) to realize to how to fix that (equip something in that slot). Didn’t break the game at least (though it amused me imagining all the NPCs thinking depressed ex-Corpo walking around naked).
Worst glitch so far: NPC stuck behind security door, blocked mission from finishing, and broke the rest of the game world from properly working.
Wildest glitch: invisible shotgun that had no ammo, could only try to reload, could not be holstered, unequipped, or swapped with other weapons.
I’ve been playing my Corpo mostly House of Blue Leaves style. I know some of the early reviewers were complaining about how OP the Katana feels, but as someone that sucks at and generally dislikes “stealth gameplay”, I love that just jumping straight into gun fights with a sword like Uma is both extremely badass and exactly what I want from 80s inspired cyberpunk.
Steam Password Change Day
Steam Guard notification early this morning of an attempt from an unfamiliar South African IP. That password was 55 characters and lasted about five months.
Anyone else secretly hoping that Kathryn Hahn's character turns out to be the 'Liv' version of Doc Ock she voiced in Into the Spiderverse? That would be a fun way to blow open weird parts of the MCU.
That said, I don't think Sony and Disney are working together that well that something crazy like that could happen, but imagine if it did.
Dreamt I was one of few survivors of a plane crash and that I exhaustedly was putting up with random micro aggressions from my parents in a visit to them rather than admit to the horrors and tragedy I went through, and deal with the grief.
Thought my sister died on it, but found her and she was in the same shell shock, also didn’t want to confront anyone about what happened.
A nightmare ripe with metaphorical takes on 2020, I suppose.
In last night’s dream the casting director couldn’t decide between two dudes for some bit part in my experience so the director hired them both and just swapped between them every scene.
I don’t know why I was privy to this “backstage drama” in my dream. I can’t say I’ve ever really had a “Noises Off” dream like this before.
I also don’t recall anything about the foreground experiences other than the disorienting actor switches. 🙃
Episode 5 (“A Dark Quiet Death”) of Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (Apple TV+ Original) was an incredible gut punch for me. It’s an entirely standalone episode (essentially a prologue to the series embedded mid-season as a pace shakeup). Highly recommended. The rest of the show you can take or leave, but that episode was worth it. Subtler in its message/satire than all the surrounding episodes, but also more biting.
My city is a Grand Nexus for pizza. I say this not to brag, but so you can pity my complicated relationship with pizza. If you were to visit my city and name a pizza style, I’d generally know where to go and have something good and proper in short order. This particular hipster pizza chain currently exists in NYC and “next door” to me. Such is my weird pizza life. Anyway, if anyone wants “Hipster Jet’s” when visiting, I have a place now.
FB Ad Shade
Saw an ad for winter lined yoga pants whose copy read that they were “quite sliming”. Sure that’s most likely a typo for slimming, but I’m not going to kink shame if that was intentional.
(Did not screenshot because I’d rather not “promote” the ad, I trust y’all not to need receipts to join me in laughing at the slipup.)
Star Trek: Fleet Command
All these Discovery commercials reminding me I rage quit and immediately uninstalled Star Trek: Fleet Command because it turned out that after a certain level it just becomes Open Offline PVP which makes zero sense for Star Trek. (But is a great money sink for F2P milking players I suppose.)
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