Plan is to upload version 1.7 of TFTC tomorrow, but in the meantime I decided to put that Jeep advertisement in game. I probably broke the game making this but I don’t care.
Here’s some fake poster/cards I photoshopped of the three male followers in the bundle. As you may have noticed, for you have a keen eye for such things, they are colored red, white, and blue, the colors of America. Also France. And Liberia. And Taiwan. And Iceland. And North Korea. Okay, so maybe the color scheme isn’t entirely original, but the point is, nobody cares. Not here in America.
For today we dine on hot dogs and buffalo wings and other animals that we hunted to extinction. Why? Because we can. There are no sad toy pianos playing America the Beautiful, for it would burst into flames in protest. No, the music of freedom can only be heard through thunderous explosions, played via a symphony of illegal Chinese fireworks. There is nothing more American than that.
Few know that the Greybeards dabble in the fermentation of spirits, and not just the spirit of Dragons. They also have a distillery hidden in the bowels of High Hrothgar. Where they obtain the grapes for their wine is uncertain, but we can only assume that Ivarstead cannot be their only supplier of goods and supplies. The Riesling above awakens the drinker to glory and freedom of the skies, and seeing the world as only a Dovah can.
For the Dragonborn the cellarmaster brewed a special red wine, one that speaks of courage, power, and celebration of life. How fitting that “Zin” in Dragon means “Honor” for a Zinfindel.
And lastly, brewed by one of High Hrothgar’s young (and a bit lusty) apprentices, comes the Passion Port, guaranteed to bring out the beast in every Dovahkiin. Enjoy this dark dessert after a savory course of barbequed bandit.
These are my actual labels for my first batches of wine. Who knew a game could be so inpirational?
Here’s Patrick Mahoney, who previously voiced Arelthor in Interesting NPCs, voicing Virgil for the mod Factory Sealed. He done good.
In website news, I’ve also been playing around with new WordPress themes for the dotcom site, but haven’t found one that serves all our various needs better than the one it currently has. If anyone knows of a good one speak now or forever hold your peace. In fact, I’d be willing to buy one if it makes browsing easier.
UPDATE: It looks like rebuilding it from scratch worked and it’s currently stable. But I’m going to test it myself for about a week before I remove the redirect. First I have to upload all the old files – images, avatars, and the like, and see if it breaks again. Next I’m going to try bringing back non-essential plugins – music player, oembed, etc – one by one until it’s finished.
I’ve also been looking into added security measures, like having an e-mail sent to me every time an administrator logs in so I can make sure the IP matches mine. That and other plugins that check whether core files have been altered. Sorry to anyone who had to see those annoying ads, instead of the usual advertisement of Kanye West making out with himself.
Over the weekend, it appears something went wrong with the 3dnpc.com website. While it worked fine for the most part, occasionally clicking on a link would send you to an advertisement spam or generate an equally annoying pop-up.
The only change I made to the site over the weekend was trying Google Adsense as a footer banner, but I’m not sure it’s related as removing the widget didn’t seem to correct the issue. So I’m moving everything back to 3dnpc.org where it’s safe and warm. Right now I’m backing up all the files so I can delete everything and build it up from scratch.
Okay so with the holidays I’ve had a little more free time than usual, although I oddly have used it to do nothing but procrastinate. Anyways, here is another photoshop spawned from the art of Numeriku, Mel, and Kayla Marquez.
Let me tell you about a Nord named Hagravi. Found in Ivarstead. Face of a hagraven. Relationship status, unmarried. That’s right, not one person in the known cyberverse has married him. Can’t say the same for Veralene. Or Dagri’lon. Or Skjel. But not a bad guy. Perhaps it’s time you got to know him.
He once taught a horker to play the ukele. Unafraid to wear pink, but not a fan of pleather. Likes avocados. Autumn is his favorite season and word. Swears the best Vietnamese food he ever had was in a strip mall in rural Louisiana. Can tell Masser from Secunda. Respects his elders, mother nature, and a woman’s right to brawl.
Believes in honest pay for honest work. Likes to chew on straws of wheat. Favorite music is the sound of the ocean. Favorite book is The Odyssey. Has seen the world but isn’t annoying about it. Would turn off his cell phone in the movie theater if he wasn’t in the library. Still hasn’t read a book. Remembers an acquaintance’s birthday, might forget their name. Drinks his coffee black. Never speeds through a yellow light. Has a soft spot for orphans. Loves to laugh.
Only hunts for food, never for sport. Always lets the bugs outside, never squashes them. Bad with directions, good when you direct him. Won’t leave the toilet seat up a second time. Knows the difference between a Koto and a Guqin. Made chicken soup the night you got the flu. Dislikes the concept of autographs, prefers to shake your hand. Once said “I love you” on the first date and managed to not make it weird. Likes telling stories. Never gives away spoilers.
Will volunteer to use the shitty, knock-off controller. Never calls shotgun before the car is in range. Will sleep outside before crashing on your couch. Washes his hands before he cooks, covers his mouth when he coughs. Has a temper but rarely shows it. Prefers dogs to cats, but respects the feline’s sense of adventure. Cleans out the lint from the dryer. Takes out the trash without prompting. Calls it how he sees it. Believes breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Uses the constellations as a compass. Still bad with directions.
Always uses a coaster. Will hold his cup in absence of one. Will politely hand a mic to the next performer. Will never, ever, drop it. Always uses his turn signals before switching lanes.Thinks the gods are painters. Knows good art when he sees it. Forgave his parents for leaving him. Doesn’t blame Yoko Ono. Gives out the good candy on Halloween. Never owned a camera. Takes pictures with his eyes. Stores them in his heart.
This was posted on Facebook’s Skyrim Modders United. Now you can drink your skoo– (I mean… coffee, or cocoa) in style with your “I hate Morndas” mug! Available now at The Bethesda Store.
Just don’t drink from it in the company of a certain thief who stole the day, cause she’ll have something snarky to say about it, mark my words. If she could read, that is. Do they make a braille version, because I didn’t see that on the store pages… So I guess the only way she’d know is if you told her. Come to think of it, she actually might laugh, that jaded, derisive laugh she has. Then she’d go fishing. Maybe in your own home, to show you how annoying Morndas can really be.
Sorry, my thoughts ran away for a bit. I was talking about a mug, right? Should have her mug on it instead of the Dragonborn symbol. Okay, bad pun. Don’t punish me!
A while back Bioware did a contest where amateur voice actors could audition for a role in the upcoming Dragon Age game. I have no idea who won, but it’s not anyone I know so obviously whoever was picking was drunk.
Nah, that’s a joke, the winners are probably great, and sometimes these choices come down to things you can’t control, like the sound of your voice or the hive of bees in the casting director’s ear. Anyways, at the time I didn’t want to pick favorites, but seeing as the contest is over, I decided to scour the GOOGLES and look for some auditions.
Well, it turns out most of the actors did not make their auditions public. Either that or I am really bad at finding them. Some people may have taken them down as well in a fit of rage. Which is a shame now that I am writing this blog post. This is all about me, after all.
Okay, it’s really about the wonderful actors who I’m lucky to have working on the project. First to bat is Jessica Osborne being awesome as usual. I like how there’s text on this one so I can read the other person’s lines. Otherwise you’re just a crazy person talking to no one. Well played, my friend, well played.
Here’s my podcast partner Alice Bell telling the Inquisitor where to find the motherfucking door. Now, at first I thought her use of a plain black screen was just general laziness and/or indifference, which is something I can appreciate. But the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced it’s pure genius.
With a black screen, you pay more attention to the voice and the acting. It’s kind of like staring at some modern art piece in a museum. At first you’re like “Psssh!” but then later you’re like “Hmmmmm.” Anyways the moral of the story is Alice can do no wrong. You understand me, police? She has diplomatic immunity.
Another thing I noticed is that the only auditions that were posted on Youtube were women. Now we know who has the balls in the 3DNPC family. Anyways, I love Cassandra’s emotion as always, you can tell why she makes an excellent hypochondriac. But the thing that I’m most curious about is the photoshopped III in the video.
It’s like “Fuck, there is no way I’m acknowledging the previous game’s existence. Not. A. Chance. In fact, I am going to take my MSPAINT tool and just blur that fucker out.” Which I totally get by the way, although I may have exaggerated when I said the game was bad. I mean for one, I really, really like the characters in DA2. Varric Tethras alone is worth the price of purchase. And…and…some of my best friends are DA2 NPCs. Although one of them is Alistair. Please don’t hate me.
This video has #TheRealEldawyn and jokes and cats. It’s amazeballs. But really, everyone did great. And they all would’ve gotten cast too, if it weren’t for those rotten bees.