Calemeyr

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  1. Skyrim, despite being the normie TES game, had great wordbuilding. Adding ENB to it on PC makes it beautiful and not look like a COD game. Though seeing Oblivion playthroughs, the sidequests weren’t as memorable. Still better than BOTW.
  2. From my experience it’s the opposite. I don’t find the game as immersive as it could be. The lack of variety and lack of worldbuilding harms it. I’m playing through FFIV for the first time, and although the world is bare, I feel for the characters and the world. There’s tons of enemies and abilities in the game, and little tidbits here and there. I think that’s what’s missing. The overworld is very fun to get lost in, but for instance, only finding a Korok on top of the glaciated Hebra peak and not, say, a icy greatsword in a rock with some note next to it took me out (some long forgotten hero hundreds of years ago died here and this is his sword). I feel the potential for immersion in this game is the best out of any other, but it falls short in fulfilling it because it seems Nintendo just wasn’t a big enough developer to pull it off. There still are many places left for me to explore and I will admire the world, but it seems the B-team who were in charge of putting things in that world failes miserably. On every highest peak and deepest hidden grotto, I know all that will be waiting for me is yet another hidden korok rock to push over, or a shrine which may be yet another “test of strength”. When I for once actually found a fire greatsword in a rock underneath the Eldin Leviathan, I almost cried, because that’s what I wanted to see more often. Not super swords everywhere, but something resembling wordbuilding. The lack of those moments, and the fact that the fun of the plateau can’t be used in mid-late game because enemies are too strong and you have a glider are what breaks the immersion for me.
  3. Don’t get me wrong, I still find the game fun, mostly the exploration side of things, but there are *many* things it could have done better. Finding just a korok on top of the highest mountain in the game outside Death Mountain was a bit of a letdown. But BOTW is no longer a game I see myself playing for hours every day. Enemy, lore, and sublocation variety is what saddens me the most. The characters are so bland, too. I blame the senile Miyamoto for this, he probably said “games don’t need story or character, Wii Music was the greatest game ever dumb gaijin!”
  4. I know this is sacrilege, but after playing for 60+ hours, BOTW isn’t the best game ever, or even the best Zelda. The absolutey stunning open world *is* one of the best ever, the problem is Nintendo forgot to populate that world with things to do. There’re not enough varied enemies, sidequests are hot garbage, dungeons are too short, shrines get repetitive, and...where are the caves? For combat, once I reach a certain point, I don’t want to fight anything to waste resources since the enemies have crappier weapons than I have, and they’re guarding something like an opal. Rarely a “leveled” weapon I already have or stopped using a while ago. And sometimes...they aren’t guarding anything at all! Lynels, guardians, Taluses, and Hinoxes are really the only fun enemies. And upgrading my loadout seems to be pointless. Besides Lynels...what am I turning into a super-commando for? Certainly don’t need it for Ganon! The game does feel copypasted with all the koroks and shrines and skull camps. This harms exploration. I already know what’s waiting for me on the other side of that hill. There are few surprises and few secrets, and for a Zelda game, that sucks. Skyrim may have a more bland world, but there are lore tidbits and secrets all over the place. You’ll find skeletons with journals, altars to the gods with offerings (that aren’t koroks), side locations with interesting gear, and maybe a really, really tough enemy type that just spawns randomly in a certain area at night. Some may say “it’s about the journey”. Well ok Mr Smartypants, how about I remove all content but the worldmap itself, a walking simulator. Is that what you want? If I want to do that, I’ll go hiking in real life. The game doesn’t have enough fresh material to warrant 200 hours of adventure or replayability. There’s no alternate builds (no thief, mage, warrior, summoner, etc you see in RPGs, just sneak armor) to try for a new playthrough, and after you’ve played the game once, you’ve seen everything. One might say that’s expecting too much from a game, but other games *have* achieved this, and they aren’t MMOs. BOTW feels like all the fun was frontloaded at the beginning when environmental interaction was important, you were just starting to use the few runes the game gives you, and you’ve probably only done one Divine Beast. But once you’ve played it for a while, you start to see the “seams”, and the world feels so, so artificial and rushed. I feel Nintendo spent all of their time on the overworld and not enough on everything else. Here’s hoping they do improve on this game. I hope the next DLC part adds a whole bunch of enemies, makes Ganon harder, and adds more lore. I’d give it a 7 or 8/10. Still a great game, but aside from the overworld, there’s nothing that stands out as special. I’ll still play it from time to time, but I’m playing other games, too.
  5. The left (everyone, really) needs to be less tolerant of this shit. No, I don't mean turning into anarchist loons starting riots, but we need to confront our family and friends who hold racist beliefs. And yes, it is pedantic to argue about semantics. These are neonazis, white supremacists, and, yes, even terrorists. They're cut from the same cloth as McVeigh, and if this were a third world country, they'd be an ISIS. This is a chunk of Trump's base. They've been in this country for a long time, they hid during Reconstruction and came out with Jim Crow. Saying crap like "both sides are the same" because some harmless dipshit SJW complains about women in video games makes you part of the problem. It's that attitude that helped elect Trump, too. Yes, political correctness has gone too far. But it's not fucking killing people. You aren't seeing postmodern radfems run over men with cars. Between "gas the jews" and "All men are created equal", there is no middle ground. If you know anyone who is a closeted racist, confront them on it. If they hold steady, break your ties with them. Name and Shame. It's better for your sanity that way. I am scared about what these people may do if Trump is removed from office. Will they bomb a federal building? Start lynchings, shoot random people at "liberal indoctrinating" colleges?
  6. Update on costumes: I've been working a Snivy mascot suit like the official mascot since April. I still have some tweaking to do with the foamwork, but I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out so far! I hope to have him completed by Halloween time. There's shoulder straps inside to pull up the body, while much of my upper torso is in Snivy's neck and head. Basically built like one of those Japanese prefecture mascots!
  7. So more furry cringe: guy on twitter unleashes on another guy who spoke badly of Growly the pedo growlithe. The guy says "he's volunteered for countless events, what have YOU done for the fandom? Nothing!" The fact that Growly is allowed to volunteer sickens me. He's never shown signs of changing. He of course is more cautious due to him serving time, but damn...he was still soliciting minors on FA AFTER he served time, and of course Neer the irrelevant digimon took his sweet time banning the guy. But it actually came to Neer banning someone over criminal behavior, so you know it was bad. So a NEET creeper defends one of his diddle buddies, and because his life is so lame, he measures your significance by how much you contribute to a talking dog head man fandom. Oh, and the Confederate fursuit was at AC.
  8. I've ran into so many furs on twitter that get upset when peoole call out other furs for being cringy in public. Like if I say "grinding on street lamps and annoying normies is weird, as is being a creeper at a playground, stop it", X furry will get all defensive and say "don't call us weird, I like suiting in public, I am an adult". Or "I'm sorry you feel that way". One furry a while back said "you're a Republican if you tell me I shouldn't have public fursuit sex". These people are getting upset like I insulted their mother or something. Does their sense of self-worth tie that deeply into their involvement with the fandom? Sad, man. Weeb story here: My anime club is filled with creepy virgin loli fans. Every time there's a vote for what we want to watch, the otaku pandering crap always wins. And then everyone else is disappointed when it's over because the show sucked. At least the club admins gst to choose the third and final show of the day which usually ends up being pretty cool. We split anime into "old" (>4 years old) and "new" (<4 years), and have entertaining timeline labels for these categories (like Golem-2012 and 2012-UC 0079 for a mecha week). Anyway, for horror/supernatural week, I put "Yotsuya Kaidan" for the first "date". No one knew what it was, or who Oiwa was, despite it being arguably the most famous Japanese ghost story ever written. Admittedly that might be a bit unknown to Westerners, but it's bound to be something refernced somewhere in lots of anime. There have been issues with particularly perverted and piggish shows being screened where woman are forcibly undressed/in pain from fanservice (no full nudity obviously). Female members complain, and then some guy says "well that's anime, if you don't like it you're in the wrong hobby". Said guy didn't know who Akira Kurosawa was, despite being an uber weeb. They also said "well you girls got us to watch Free so it's even". Not gonna say sexism...but sexism. Lastly, I was doing homework during a screening, which a guy asked about. I told him it was a quantized laser simulation (small-scale laser with quantized photon output and charge carrier density). He said that was boring and then said his music CD sorting algorithm homework was much more interesting. He then talked to his friends about going to a Love Live "concert" to see the cute girls on the big screen. I hate weebs.
  9. cringe

    Big name suitmakers often reuse head patterns for their costumes. So it all looks boring and generic. It also doesn't help that furries as a whole are dreadfully uncreative for fandom geeks, so the design doesn't lift the suit up either.
  10. Trump is much like his supporters: moronic manchildren who want 1950s jobs to return. They blame illegals, China, and brown people for them losing their jobs to automation, and they vote for the people who expedite automation because the GOP dangles the JESUS! keys in front of them. The main reason people support Trump now is racism and """"Christian"""" morals. Anyway, somebody spike Trump's food with a bunch of sugar to put him in diabetic shock.
  11. Working on Snivy at the moment. I'm using CAD to help me pattern. Yes, I'm trying replicate the official mascot suit. Snivy will be a body pid. Now here's something you have to watch out for when making pods: when patterning the foam, make sure it's the outer surface that matches the pattern, not thr inner surrace, or else everything will end up all bulky. The trick is how to do this, and I'm thinking of ideas.
  12. Update on the suitmaker: turns out she's a nutter who on several occassions ends commissions out of the blue and only partially refunds her clients. First time a burglar broke into her house and stole a fursut head she was working on. Naturally, she blamed the client. Of course said client could have also not been a complete tool when responding to her. Well, of course she's a nutter. She once said she would have easily been accepted into MIT if she didn't have a bad childhood. And then she gets offended by me asking about kitsune and kitsune suits because her BF is an otherkin and she knows about kitsune lore more than anyone else. Riiiiight. Anyway, later on, suitmaker suddenly cancels another commission she had dragged her feet on for years after new client finally lost patience. Client asks for money back, only gets partial refund and the suit parts (which are of the person's fursona and business mascot) are offered to the suitmaker's patrons on patreon. Now, the client couldn't do anything about this because, of course, the suitmaker blocked her on every form of social media possible following the suit cancellation. It was only after much kicking and screaming that the suitmaker refunded a $500 indiegogo pledge for a suitmaking book project that isn't going anywhere. Yeah, so much for "respect fursuit characters, Calemeyr, you're intolerant!" Nope, this is more of "I own your character so don't even try going to another maker or I'll freak, and if you mistreat characters around me I'll ban you from my patreon". Best suitmaker ever who doesn't need to follow other artists? More like Jax the Purple Run-Away-With-Your-Money Bat. And this person wants to eventually make SFX suits for Hollywood. And this is why furry lifestylers piss me off. /rant
  13. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with punching nazis, especially if they have punchable faces. Too bad we have assault laws.
  14. Foxler is "Fox Hitler". That's where the name comes from. The guy's an alt right goblin. Ans possibly a pedophile based on that party inviting underage people.
  15. Thanks! That was the intent, and the people who made it make suits in a mascot style. They made those mega Charizard suits from a few years back.