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She was screaming as she fell but I never heard her hit.

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@jason_ford: That's funny lol. I had your character on the brain and enjoyed reading your bio too.

Though I'd say the same thing with K-Brimstone. He has the same advantages in terms of knowledge of GC and the same familiarity with weapons and tactics, but the same disadvantage against Donn's Ironman-tech stuff.

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@pyrogram: I played W3 a lot and while dodging and attack is an important part of the game it would be difficult to be very successful if that was the only thing you did. Secondly you are self nerfing by adapting that playstyle, so its hard to say that a combat system is bad because you chose a playstyle that wasn't great lol. It would be like me getting a two handed weapon and heavy armor and saying Skyrim's combat system is bad because you can face-tank and power attack through every combat challenge. You CAN, just as you CAN (in theory) beat most of W3 with one repetitive approach but neither are very good or very entertaining.

The core Skyrim melee combat loop is actually good. Block light attacks, dodge or interrupt heavy attacks, create openings to attack by staggering your enemies and repeat until dead. But W3 has much more depth because different opponents are best addressed with different mechanics. Humans are best fought using the parry and counter system. Big monsters are best dodged but little monsters are best evaded. All enemies are strong against some types of magic and weak against others and if you use the right type of magic at the right time you don't just do damage you transform the fight. Fire against a shield user isn't very effective but mind control is. But other monsters are tough to mind control or stun but can be set on fire or forced to withdraw their bristles so you can hit them with a sword without taking damage. And unlike Skyrim all the various types of offense and defense are innerwoven into one character and one combat, bringing a lot more depth to the experience.

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"Police gear" Round 1: Both armed with the same weaponry and armor: Bulletproof vest, flashlight, handcuffs, Glock 22, Colt M4 Carbine and/or Remington 870 Shotgun. No vehicle. Start in Gothic city (Pre destruction) 3 blocks away with knowlede of who they are fighting.

In this round I would give the victory to Jason. He has spent the majority of his IC time in GC and knows it very well. On top of this I feel like the weaponry favors him as he often uses militaristic weaponry and tactics. No doubt Donn is a good shot as well and has some knowledge of tactics but knowledge and ability are different than living something every day.

Jason, 7/10.

"Bloodlusted destruction" Round 2: Both bloodlusted. Armed with shrapnel and scalable offensive hand grenades (5 of each), flashbangs (4), M40 rifle, and a rocket launcher (5 rockets). Start four blocks away with knowledge of opponent but not location.

This round is much the same as the first with the exception of bloodlust and firepower. I think bloodlust is a disadvantage to both combatants as you need a cool head to win a game of rocket tag.

Ultimately this is about who sees first and shoots first. Because Jason has superior knowledge of GC (he has spent his entire IC career in the location) I would say he has the advantage here.

Jason, 7/10.

"Tactical assault": Armed with usual gear (No vehicles or super computers, so no Random or Horizan). Have three days prep and knowledge of opponent (but not location) Start four blocks away.

In this round Donn has an overwhelming advantage. Prep and resources cannot be disconnected; the more resources you have the more powerful prep is. Donn is the President of the USA, he has contacts in Venezuela, with Lichter and likely with many more individuals. Jason is not without resources himself but his resources are a league below Donns.

Their usual gear is different as well. Donn has a lot of Stark's gear, so much so that he is basically Ironman-lite in terms of offensive weaponry. Jason's gear isn't bad either but again, Donn's gear is much more powerful offensively.

In the end I would give this one to Donn 8/10. He has considerable advantage in terms of prep and average gear both.

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@pyrogram: Honestly I think W3 is the best RPG ever made, even without Skyrim's replayability. Its combat system is one of the best I've ever seen and I rate it well above Skyrim's combat system. With mods Skyrim's combat is pretty good but it isn't on the same level as W3. Content wise I think it has less content than Skyrim, especially if you take mods, but the content is much more meaningful. Skyrim re-used the same five voice actors over and over and over and over and the quests were often kinda generic. In W3 everything was fresh and new and you could wonder into a random quest in the middle of nowhere that was as deep and rich as the main storyline of Skyrim.

I think the only place Skyrim beats Witcher is scale. Its bigger, more dungeons, more replayability, more character types. Aside from that.. I think Witcher 3 is better everywhere else. Its quality vs quantity.

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@pyrogram: The next ES game will need to be amazing. Witcher 3 raised the bar on RPGs sooo high. Look at DA:I. It won game of the year but after W3 it was just an afterthought because W3 made it look like an indie game.

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@pyrogram: Oh god I love Frostfall. Love it. Every future Eldar Scrolls game should have a survival mode like that.

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@veraza: I always love some SR art!

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