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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!


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  1. On 2019-06-16 at 10:15 AM, Iliana said:

    It's your site, you can do as you please. However, if you no longer wish to honour our agreeement, I'll just create my own workaround.

    To begin with, I'll simply reduce my file footprint on this site to an absolute minimum and decouple the mod from this particular thread ... like so ... although moving around files in that manner does break a lot of inbound links.

    Don't worry, I'm not going to delete all of my files from this site. I still support the Assimilation Lab as I have been content with the site despite our current disagreement. ;)

    The ideal solution would have been to stick to the agreement and keep the focus on Envy's Pelletine mod and the discussion threads for that. Because Pelletine is a dependent mod and Envy is now intimately familiar with my mod, that would be the best place for any "Elsweyr mod support" type discussions.

    What bloody difference does that make? Now as you’ve said, all you’ve done is broken a ton of links. Please restore the original file or move your files elsewhere. Nobody has ever posted in this thread until Leo bumped it. You could have ignored that and this thread would still be empty.

  2. More updates. Bethesda has continued to release updates for this that tweak the balance and costs. The updates are looking good so far. They’ve added another feature to the Arena that allows you to have one-on-one battles with a miscellaneous NPC. These are quite easy so far and a good way to collect some gold. Bethesda says that the PvP battles are “coming soon”. Personally I’m not interested in that, but it sounds like it will appeal to many players.

    I’ve found that the updates award a lot more gems, which I’m really happy with. I was also given the Watcher’s Helm and Sword in my new game, which I really wasn’t expecting. I got them much later and really didn’t need them anymore, so I sold them. I’ve also gotten a few other gifts for my early play that have really helped. The dungeon crawls are still quite repetitive, but Beth has added more wilderness jobs to help break the monotony. I still wish I could fire a spell from a distance, but I’m starting to figure out the timing in combat, so I guess I can say I’m liking this more and will continue to play.

  3. 1 hour ago, Arthmoor said:

    There are always things people think are worth keeping. On DC,  for me, that would have been at least one thread that had been written about my alternate start option for being a necromancer that had been requested. That thread was pure gold.

    Around here, protecting the discussions around the UMP would be valuable at the very least.

    Have you tried contacting Xae for the backup? Apparently he has a full backup of DC before taking it down. I can work with a database backup to restore the thread here, or give you the SQL queries for you to do it for AFK.

  4. The thread simply  lets people know the mod has been uploaded here. It provides an opportunity for the community to provide support. It does not force you to provide support. I will not lock this thread. Please don’t change the title of the thread. The threads are generated automatically.

  5. On 2019-05-31 at 5:57 AM, Iliana said:

    I don't know what Swedish Fish intended.

    ... although I said no to that particular idea when he suggested it!

    My Elsweyr is an Oblivion mod so you can always play it using that game if you wish.

    I didn't want it converted to Skyrim which would be extremely difficult anyway because most of the meshes the mod uses belong to the Oblivion game.

    I don't believe Bethesda approves of Skyblivion and I would not want my work to be associated with that and acquire a bad reputation.

    The Beyond Skyrim modding teams are also creating their own version of Elsweyr for Skyrim. I think it would be better to support that project.

    Is Beyond Skyrim still a thing? I thought they were done. Dark Creations shut down because everyone had left.

    Can you imagine writing a program that would convert a mod to a different game? Take a mod like Elsweyr and convert it to Skyrim. Part of the process would be to find the equivalent meshes in Skyrim and convert the Oblivion meshes. So an Azalea bush from Oblivion would become the equivalent in Skyrim, using Skyrim meshes. Still a lot of work cleaning everything up though.

  6. Yeah a lot of stuff doesn’t work well in IPS 4. One thing you can try is to switch to the Invision white theme when you’re trying to do something that isn’t working properly, then switch back once you’re done.

  7. I actually have a version of that in a spreadsheet that also has the days of the Revenant marked. Black soul gems are very handy. I would also suggest having a wall calendar version that you could mount on the wall in a player house. Obviously I don’t have the time to take on such a project. :P

  8. My second play through of this game is going MUCH better. I don’t know how far I’ll get, but I have noticed a few things that I’d like to pass on as tips. There are some game guides starting to spring up, but I haven’t found these tips listed anywhere yet.


    One of your main tasks is to rebuild your town. There are three types of dwelling or houses you can build. All three are basically identical so it’s just a matter of style. However, I have noticed that each lot has stairs in place already. When choosing which kind of dwelling to build, try to pick the style that will match the stairs.

    Weapons and Enchantments

    As I’ve said in the other thread, all combat is close range and it’s very hard to cast spells. Spells take a while to cast and more often than not, they are interrupted before being cast. As a result your best method for delivering magic damage is by weapon enchantment. Furthermore, the game has what it calls aversion poisons that will only increase damage from a particular kind of elemental damage, as the game calls damage from magic. There are no direct poisons for fire, shock, frost or poison. Instead you either find or enchant a weapon with fire, for example, and apply an aversion to fire poison to increase the damage. This is very effective. Also these aversion poisons are good for several hits, not just one hit like poisons in Oblivion.

    Unfortunately you can’t apply multiple enchantments to a weapon. You will get bonus enchantments randomly applied by the game, but you won’t get a combination of more than one kind of elemental damage. Enemies are only vulnerable to a specific kind of elemental damage and in some cases, only one kind of physical damage, so you’ll need to carry around several different kinds of weapons each enchanted with a different kind of elemental damage. There are charts that people have published showing the weapons you’ll need along with the enchantments. I might create my own version of the chart and will post it here if I do.

  9. Ok, I reinstalled this. At first it started over, taking me through the tutorial again. Then it came to the part where it gave me the option to sign on to Bethesda.net. This is no longer mandatory, but I opted to do so. At that point, I was given the option of continuing my old game or continuing with the new game. I opted for the new game as my old game is unplayable. This time I’m being more careful with my character development. It is very hard to cast spells in this game because all combat is up close and if the enemy hits you while you are preparing to cast the spell, it will backfire. This is one of the things I really don’t like about this game. I prefer to cast spells from a distance and only close in with the enemy once I’ve already softened them up with my spells. :P

  10. I’ve had enough and deleted Blades. You can’t actually delete an app on Apple. Some apps start over when you install them again, others pick up from where you left off. From what I’ve read, Blades restarts from where you left off. I spent real money to buy some gems to buy an Imperial shipment, so I actually hope it restores my purchase. If not, I won’t spend any more real money on this. Anyway I have no gold and no healing potions, so I just die on every job or quest I attempt. I’m done.

  11. I’ve been offline for the past two days. :crash: Before going offline, I think I started to find a strategy that might keep me playing Blades for a while longer. It is getting tedious though so Beth will definitely need to add more content to keep people playing. I think the Absorb spell and Adrenaline Dodge ability are the keys to keeping my guy alive. I still need a ton of healing potions though.

    Fallout Shelter is good for a tablet but I can’t imagine playing it on a phone. I have a nice big iPad and even with that, I have trouble finding the Mysterious Stranger when he makes an appearance. Soon my vault will be too big for me to find him at all. I’ll start a separate thread about it.

  12. I’ve had enough. My character dies with every job now, despite following the various suggestions regarding weapons and enchantments. I find that I just can’t get my character to react fast enough. I’ve always played a Breton in TES games. That meant that it would be a hard grind during parts of the game, but I could muddle through until my character got strong enough. That’s not possible with Blades because you can’t play as a mage. You can’t cast spells from a distance before you close with the enemy. As a result you’re trying to push the enemy away long enough to cast your spells. Ultimately you fail, the spell backfires, which damages your character and you die from the barrage of blows you’re taking from the enemy. I’m continually meeting trolls and wispmothers and they kill me in two hits. Not fun.

    On top of all that, I can’t even buy or make enough healing potions to muddle through. Tonight I had to attempt jobs with no healing potions at all in the hope that I encountered enemies I could survive. Nope. Wispmothers and trolls. Whack whack dead. Fuck this.

    Bethesda is making loads from this game right now. Wait until the fervor dies down and the game gets more reasonable. I’d say two years at least. I’ve started playing Fallout Shelter again and it’s much more reasonable than it was originally. I’ll post a separate thread about that.