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Old September 23, 2013, 15:49   #1
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unreal world

did anyone try unreal world? i did after listening to the last roguelike radio. love the theme.

but now a few days later, after a bit of experimenting and two dead chars, i survived my first winter, with winter start in an hard scenario (hurt, alone and afraid) and a good but not stellar initial char. while exciting at start (starving, freezing, carrying wood for emergency fire when berry picking, frostbite, food poisoning, stealing a little food, desperately hoping not to anger the villagers, to be able to make a few traps, pathetic hunting attempts...) after two month in game and the first reindeer furs it became all so very easy. i expected more trouble when starting into the finnish winter in a makeshift shelter, with a week of food reserves and insufficient clothing.

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Old September 23, 2013, 16:08   #2
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I don't know anything about the game but BEST SCREENSHOTS EVAR http://www.unrealworld.fi/urw_screenshots.html

LOOK AT THOSE UNIT PORTRAITS LOLLL
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I've looked at that game with interest, and almost shelled out the money for it when it wasn't free. However, never played.

I probably never will, but I watched something that made me want to fire it up just last week, so it's interesting to me that you mentioned this game.

That was "Happy People, A Year in the Taiga"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1683876/

I streamed it on Netflix, so if you have that, give it a watch. Okay, I'll take off my reference hat now. When work invades my hobbies, I worry.
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That movie is so fucking awesome
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I don't know anything about the game but BEST SCREENSHOTS EVAR http://www.unrealworld.fi/urw_screenshots.html

LOOK AT THOSE UNIT PORTRAITS LOLLL
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Old September 24, 2013, 00:04   #6
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I don't know anything about the game but BEST SCREENSHOTS EVAR http://www.unrealworld.fi/urw_screenshots.html

LOOK AT THOSE UNIT PORTRAITS LOLLL
This is disturbing - Sampo actually looks a bit like me, although I lack the attractive hat.
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This is disturbing - Sampo actually looks a bit like me, although I lack the attractive hat.
I swear I have seen all of them in RL. I think. I have to go thru our employee records to find out... Even that guy that walks around in white pajamas.
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Well, making fun of the visuals of another game when we play sth. where #@H can be an epic screenshot? When you go for graphics and a realistic setting and have survivalist friends, it is probably one of the easier way to create decent art assets on a low budget (it probably wouldn't help with the kind of monsters encountered in Angband).

Thanks HM for the film tip.

P.S. In case this isn't clear, my initial post was a bit bragging --- but really was meant to be a recommendation, if you have enough time to spare it is a fun game to try out, even if it plays completely different than anything else I play.
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Well, making fun of the visuals of another game when we play sth. where #@H can be an epic screenshot?
Imagination makes a lot better visuals than reality.
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Well, making fun of the visuals of another game when we play sth. where #@H can be an epic screenshot? When you go for graphics and a realistic setting and have survivalist friends, it is probably one of the easier way to create decent art assets on a low budget (it probably wouldn't help with the kind of monsters encountered in Angband).

Thanks HM for the film tip.

P.S. In case this isn't clear, my initial post was a bit bragging --- but really was meant to be a recommendation, if you have enough time to spare it is a fun game to try out, even if it plays completely different than anything else I play.
FWIW I really want to play this -- the viking thing sold me from first glance. I love the themes of bleakness and austerity that usually tie into the true viking settings and this one looks like it has captured that very well.

It's just that my first reaction to seeing those photographic avatars was this: http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/1124/...of-all-time-2/
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