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The Brotherhood was formed by US Military deserters about 3 days before the Great War, so, maybe it's forgivable. The Enclave is the one to watch out for. They're the shadow government of the US. On the other hand, the Brotherhood does operate similarly to the pre-war US military by taking what they want with overwhelming force. So if your character can compartmentalize doing to other societies what the pre-war US military did to Canada, then sure, they seem fine to join. But I'm guessing that might be difficult for him, not because of the Brotherhood's history, but because of the means they use to gain their ends. But perhaps such means are justifiable when rebuilding human civilization as opposed to desperate acts of survivial. I guess it depends how deep you want to go to justify it one way or another.
Gollum said: I listen to most of my music on youtube (people upload full albums of innumerable bands), but if I hear an album that really catches my ear, I go to Amazon and buy a physical CD of it. The last purchase from Amazon was two CDs from the Norwegian experimental band Arcturus (English lyrics). The two albums that I got are space themed metal. The reason I got the albums is because they are really unique and my favorite drummer is on both and all of Arcturus's releases.
This is pretty much what I do too. I tend to choose youtube over spotify because of the playlists without commercials, then buy the CD from Amazon or the record store if it's a big enough release. Sometimes I gotta buy off of bandcamp though because the band isn't yet funded enough to make CDs. That's cool though! I never got into Arcturus but, shit, metal's metal. I just checked out their wiki. It's good that their drummer has stayed through it all since you like him so much. I know the most jarring lineup changes in a band for me are always either the drummer, or god forbid, the vocalist.
I was content to leave this game alone, but after watching MATN play the demo, I'm definitely intrigued. I adore Bioshock and this looks close enough to be a spirtual successor. It all depends on the narrative and story, though. Everyone expects a twist at this point. If it espouses a heavy philisophical commentary, then I'll definitely play it. Though it'll be hard to tell if it does without encountering spoilers...hm. I'll keep myself on a Prey blackout until it's about $30.
The first time I did the quest, I didn't know what either reward did so I just went with what seemed like the best option and freed Lorenzo. I ended up just selling the serums and haven't completed it in favor of Lorenzo's Artifact gun yet.
Shooters used to be all I played. Gears and Battlefield were my mainstays, Halo was a good one to throw in for the campaign mode. After Halo CE, the multiplayer turned to shit. Hell, when I first played Oblivion, I returned it a week later. Never even made it outside of the Imperial City. Before Oblivion, I played Fallout 3 and New Vegas, loved those. Before that, the only RPGs I'd ever played and finished were the Pokemon games. Never finished Chrono Trigger, never finished FF III, never finished FF IV, and so on. The classics were left in the dust. I only picked up Skyrim because a friend I trust who heard my earful of complaints about Oblivion vouched for Skyrim. Man am I happy he was right.
Post-Skyrim, I still bounced between Battlefield and Gears. It wasn't until I had been here a few years that my tastes refined and I found myself hungry for narrative-driven games, character depth, interesting stories, and player choice. I wanted a game that didn't hold my hand. The internet told me to play the Witcher 2. Unfortunately, I listened. Hated it, thought it was a steaming pile of ass. Haven't touched a Witcher game since. But I still wanted a challenge. That's how I got into the Souls series. Haven't finished one Souls game but I've enjoyed almost every hour I've put into them. The atmosphere and combat attracted me most and made me hunger for more action.
Enter Arkham and Mordor. They're exactly what I want in an action game and typically act as my respites from Skyrim. Now, Skyrim is still about 70% of everything I play. I bounce between Skyrim, Fallout, Bloodborne, Batman, and Mordor now, maaayyybe with a little Xcom 2 mixed in every now and then. It wasn't until I played Battlefield 4's campaign a few weeks ago that I realized how much my tastes have changed. Or how far the standards for campaigns have fallen. It was laughable. Frankly, it was insulting! The whole time I was playing it, I was thinking, "I didn't make that decison - you could have put a choice here and here and here and here...". And I had that specific complaint because BF4 advertised their campaign as allowing player choice. There was one. At the end. It tried to be an emotionally heavy choice but it was flat and boring. BF4 is probably a bottom-of-the-barrel example anyway, but it made clear how spoiled I've become on Skyrim and similar player-driven games.
I'm really not sure where there's left to go from here. ES6 will be a "better Skyrim" I'm sure, but what innovation can truly be accomplished at this point? I suppose that's one reason I've taken to writing. The events of the world is 100% my choice. But that's neither here nor there. Skyrim ruined me. Nothing has lived up to the expectations that it set and I doubt anything ever will. But I can hope.
The notice came across my desk late Morndas evening after it made its rudimentary rounds through the other chains in the command. A list of names -- Imperial soldiers -- given leave to Solitude from Fort Greenwall for two weeks. I didn’t expect my Benjor to be included on t...
Witness.Frosted crystal,cotton falling from the stars;sky of my eyes -The All-Maker is me.
Listen.Vigilant.Only the wind speaks;over the muting snow,I hear our visitor,whispering -The All-Maker is me.
Inhale.Sentinels rootedin soil, I stand alongside.Nostrils warm in delightTo honey, cedar, and pi...
October 23, 2230, seventeen months after the Broken Mask Incident - a small settlement in the Northern Commonwealth
During another lonely night, Marlene waited up for her husband to return home, staring up at the softly moonlit ceiling, watching the blades of the fan take wobbling turns from the wa...
I almost shot myself today. There I was, pleading in the dirt for the stolen life I had every right to take, but I couldn't do it. My own words, my own voice, my own silly preoccupation with breathing - I couldn't kill myself, even if it meant I wouldn't truly die. I wrenched myself up from my knees...
Mortal made mannerisms,
Man and Mer pick their parts to play under Magnus' magnificent rays
Poring over piles of pedantic perforations punched into the particulars of maker and purpose,
placing oneself in the mental maze of higher order
Providing meaning for the moribund to meander on