Been a Long Time…

Wow, it’s been a year and a half at this point. It’s hard for me to be able to stay consistent and keep blogging all the time,, which is funny because I am a borderline OCD. But then that part of me really shines at my day job, where organizing things comes much more naturally. I need to figure out a way to keep blogging and turn it into something I can relentlessly pursue.

Some things I’d like to touch up on. First was the release of Skyrim Special Edition. Since I already bought the original game on the PC, I was given the SE for free, which I thought was kinda nice. The graphics were amazing, but I wasn’t too sure my computer could handle it. Turns out I could use an upgrade here and there. My system is definitely not ready for Fallout 4, a game I was curious about trying, but I decided to hold off on it since my system can’t handle it. I’d rather wait and be sure I can run it that buy it and discover I can’t.

The only thing I didn’t take to in Skyrim SE was the fact that I had to get used to the original interface. On Skyrim, I use a mod called SkyUI, which alters the user interface to make it much more friendlier to use. All the options to search for items, and sort them by value, weight, name, whether items were enchanted or stolen. The perfect mod for the OCD player, at least in my opinion. Without the Skyrim Script Extender however, using mods in the Special Edition was limited, and as such, there wasn’t a SkyUI for me to use. There’s other options out there I assume, but it just wasn’t the same. In the end, I had to shelve the Skyrim SE and go back to playing the original Skyrim. After all, I was sure my computer could handle it, and it had all the mods in perfect working order already.

And then of course there’s Inigo. A fantastic mod made by someone called SmartBlueCat (SBC). Inigo is a follower that is a khajiit that is very unique. You won’t find another mod like him. Others may come close, but I like to think that this cat is the top. He currently has over 7000 lines of unique dialogue, and every so often he does something that knocks my socks off. Once, after I sold some of my goods at a caravan, I heard Inigo starting to talk and I looked back to see him standing before the caravan leader and trading with him! He then came to me and gave me a few items he bought for me at random! I wouldn’t be surprised if he bought himself a dozen sweet rolls as he did this.

And as for World of Warcraft, Owlaf is still there. Legion was interesting and the upcoming Battle for Azeroth raised my eyebrows. It looks like Jaina is coming back, but some of my friends believe that she has a lot of explaining to do, like why she didn’t help us fight off the Legion during this last expansion. I tend to agree. Jaina was mad because the Kirin Tor allowed the Horde back into Dalaran, and she left the counsel and hasn’t been seen in the game since. I am also wondering whatever happened to the Black Prince, the last member of the Black Dragonflight… or so he was until you learn a secret from Ebonhorn during the Highmountain Tauren questline in Legion. The Black Prince hasn’t been seen in a while and he was concerned about the Legion invading Azeroth, but now that that’s taken care of, what does he think about the Alliance and Horde turning on one another?

The idea of the Horde and Alliance’s tenuous peace being broken is intriguing. It kind of reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, just after they return from the locker. The ship is back in the realm of the living. Captain Barbosa looks out over the edge of the boat, the sea wind blowing into his face, and then he suddenly turns, pulls out a gun and aims it at Jack Sparrow! Jack pulls out his guns and takes aim, and so do Elizabeth and Will among others on the ship. Everyone is turning against each other. Nobody pulls the trigger at first, but just stands there aiming at one another.

Then Barbosa just laughs, and everyone else joins in.

I imagine the Alliance and the Horde are going through the same thing. Now that they’ve dealt with Argus and the Burning Legion, they turned on one another, weapons raised, and as they stand there glaring at one another, they start to laugh. I can imagine a parody of that Pirates scene being made for this.

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