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Cosmic_Guru

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    RPGs and the best of the rest, has to be interesting though these days to get a look in.
    Board games.
    Reading history, fiction in translation, science fiction or more or less anything if stuck on the proverbial Desert Island.
    Watching interesting films.
    Tennis.
    Football and in particular supporting Arsenal & Sutton Utd.
    Listening to all sorts of music, but nothing particularly recent (see Mafia III soundtrack for reference)

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  1. Cosmic_Guru

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Substitute poison for fire and that's basically my approach if it comes down to a run around the rooftops with the last 2 or 3 -stealth being my preferred option - if I come up against anything immune to poison it could tricky. As you specialise in a certain area you seem to gain more runes to help emphasise your play style even more. Very agreeable to spend a horrid rainy Sunday running around a sunny Greece in that little positive feedback loop - discover, eliminate, loot, move on. Overall it feels a bit like Origins Evolved with added bells and whistles attached to the same framework, but with a more interesting setting and agreeable protagonist. Ancient Rome + colonies to complete the trilogy one wonders?
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Oh I knew that, should have inserted the word "now" in my post I suppose. .... BW being something of an annoyance for me at present. Anyway, out on penalties so enjoy the craic lads and get back to business next week. Oh definitely. The money has been sunk into the repayment of Doswell's loans for the pitch, new dressing rooms, floodlights, club shop and other things around the ground, probably a few signing on fees for lads signed in 2017/18, but it's gone now and we continue as part timers. The memories though - of beating Coventry earlier of course and then of Wimbledon, Leeds and Arsenal will linger for ever for those who were there, as will the promotion the year beforehand.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    LOL take care to wait for dark and make sure no-one sees you steal the eye.... well, they won't since they were all dead from an earlier visit.... also, fun and games using the bow + the kick to get rid of the first bounty hunter. How do you craft arrows in this? There was a message but it flashed up when I was doing a bit of wild critter cleansing so I missed it and now can't see the menu option at all.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Just signed in and checked - my points from yesterday are still there too. They were there. Then the meter starts over again it seems. Forget it.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Well fuck that then. Not much fun anyway to drive this category of lumbering trucks and land rover types.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    cash > cars > clothes > >>>>>>>>>>>others i'm in a nifty combo gold and red crown (just the thing for Handel) red velvet jacket black patterned T black leggings green wellies because they have a red tartan trim green John Lennon specs
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Ah! That pesky word "extreme" was to blame! You simply toddle up to any c/c event, create a blueprint for a short event in your off-road (in this case) car category, win, and Bob is your proverbial Uncle In my defence, the initial task is drive any off-road vehicle, so it was an easy mistake to have made.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Now it's my turn to be completely confused. Which "cross country series events" do I need to win to progress the seasonal forzathon in my off-road vehicle? I only have exhibitions listed, won a couple of those but they haven't registered as progress.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    You join the main game at L20 which you can achieve in repute by crawling in last in all prologue events - credits are irrelevant. Seasons will change according to your Xbox's clock / calendar, so being on-line is unnecessary for this. Forza Horizon Life is indeed a summary of your levels in all the available activities with more races of each type emerging at each level (although I'm not sure what the level really means in this context). You might have to repeat some events to go up a level which is kind of reminiscent of earlier Forza games where you got incremental XP. Showcases are limited, emerge quickly to grab people, and won't keep emerging with further play (the Halo one being the last?). Career / business options seem to be linked to level e.g the games races thing comes at L40. Don't know if others unlock later.* Barn finds are presumably limited to an initial 16, given the available spaces in the garage, including one specific for each season. Others might be added later I suppose (weren't they in FH3?). Forzathon Live comprises 3 co-op events on the hour, close to the location of the starting point, lasting in total about 10 minutes - just repeat each activity until the group has passed the test in aggregate (e.g distance jumped). I think points won are used in a special shop, they seem to carry over along with those from other Forzathon activities from week to week. Other aspects of Forzathon are either dailies - simple skills readily achieved, or these multi-part events which change each week which folk have been chatting about here - getting 9m skill points etc - this week is the off-road thing which seems a good choice in the snow. I believe team adventure is only available on-line and is played at the various stunt sites. Convoy is a bit odd in that anyone can tag along with you, but you, the deemed convoy leader, are supposed to set the agenda and you may not want to do anything in particular at that time. Probably works best if you are already in a group. Sometimes you see a green indicator left hand side which shows someone in your instance wants to play something and you can join them for co-op. No idea what any of the ranked league stuff is all about though... * Nothing unlocks at hitting L50 and you can see progress in terms of all event types in the statistics menu which is hidden away a bit this time around but it's there.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    LOL, I gathered as much from failing ignominiously to even reach the site of the first event in time. Probably not good for the car rental career either.
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    What are you playing?

    Dice Roll Modifiers - obtained by various means either before or after rolling, either by using or betting various resources, or by the position of the board (ships go from being hidden to being revealed as play progresses and only revealed vessels count negatively) or specific attributes of the Nautilus. "Stat check" should probably read "test value", usually from rolling 2d6. Thankfully it's all set out on the board for easy reference as to what can be used when and for what impact.
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    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Interesting feature on the Scottish Challenge cup featuring teams from England (well a team), Ireland and Wales. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/12/scottish-challenge-cup-irish-english-teams-football Sutton will get £10k for the trip to Dublin, and a night out for those involved, but miss out on good Saturday gate against Barnet and don't have another home game until 30 October .
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    What are you playing?

    I’ve not played many board games recently but last week I took the plunge with Nemo’s War, a solo adventure game set in the world of 20,000 leagues under the sea. On first sight it looks a little dull, and you will hate it if you dislike dice rolling & DRM for stat checks etc because that is a core element to gameplay, but we have here an intricately designed and well balanced puzzle, with added interest if you are familiar with the book. Detail (no spoilers) For once it actually takes the advertised 90 minutes, is pretty brisk, simple to set up and doesn’t hog space - a large desk will suffice. It comes with some difficulty variations and also a co-op variant where you take turns to be captain, but this is first and foremost a solo experience, and as such comes recommended. The photo is from a game playing with War motivation, and I thought I had done pretty well to fill the board with sunken vessels and kept my notoriety in check, but it barely scraped a Success verdict on scoring.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    They go gold regardless of placement (as in FH3). Not ideal. Again I would like a way to flag favourites for races you want to re-run for levelling purposes. Also, when you go up a level in any category of races you don't see any distinction between old and new levels (if that makes sense) - perhaps it means all drivers for your chosen difficulty level are a bit better.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Conversely, I found F7 far too restrictive. I know a large part of that is not being technically accomplished enough, whether in driving or selecting a tune or whatever, but the game ground me down after a while (even on easy settings) and I sold it. This however, is for me - do what you fancy basically. It's still going to need some application to get highly levelled in all areas but for many hours to come it's just a fun and relaxing experience. I've even cleared the barn finds using my new technique of driving round the perimeter and then parking up dead centre and getting the drone out so orientation of the drone is easier. Just need to find that pesky woodland house which must be somewhat off the beaten track since it hasn't popped up so far. And one more point of interest also. I wish you could put a flags on the map to indicate boards you can't reach or races you can't enter owing to DLC car requirements. Other than that, and a bug in the jet plane event (fail a jump, get reset on the road at the same time one of those staged shots is happening and the game freezes), all good here.
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