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  1. So I bought this blind yesterday - to be honest I was already sold at the Zombies, RTS & Tower Defense description. Tough learning curve - as mentioned, no tutorials so it really is trial and error and it can all go devastatingly wrong within seconds - don't think I've lasted more than 7/8 days so far. Not being able to go back to earlier saves adds a lot of tension and risk to everything. Being able to pause and plan really helps even if just to explore the UI / menu system. Very early days, but I think I'm enjoying it so far.
  2. Well, after 27 hours I just completed this with only 60% completion i thought I’d be a bit higher than that must have missed a lot. The only areas I know I couldn’t reach were ... Eventually found a nice charm combo which meant I did the final boss on only my second attempt Fantastic game - love a Metroidvania game, but was a little daunted by the twitchy / quick reactions I needed in my old bones to navigate some areas initially. Glad I persisted
  3. Same - other than I recently finished Book 8, having rinsed all the books since January. I'm at a complete loss now until the next one is released in the autumn. Slowly catching up on the TV show to tide me over until then!
  4. It's been over a year since I docked my ship at Daedalus station in the Sol system. Not sure why I left it behind - but dusting off the Python and taking it out for a spin felt good. Took a while to get used to the controls again but the muscle memory kicked in and it was soon second nature. So, what have I missed? Is Mukhang still a going concern? Is it worth heading back there and checking out the Symposium? Do we have any other systems under our influence?
  5. The one thing I noticed in the show that I liked was that there was a noticeable suspicion between all the characters when they first get on the 'Knight' to investigate the asteroid - as if they didn't know each other very well. Very much 'The Belter', 'The Martian', 'The Earther' - who are all essentially on different sides of the war/peace in the system. I didn't feel this in the books as the narrative suggested that, although they didn't know much about each other they'd all been working together on the 'Cant' for so long.
  6. I only started listening to the books about 2 months ago. Halfway through the first book thinking "this would make a great TV Series" I then found out it was already a great TV series (currently halfway through season 2, just starting book 4). Anyway I've been really pleased with how the characters in the books have been portrayed in the show - I may have a different idea on how the characters look but the characterisation is pretty spot on (to me). Possible spoilers - how I see the characters between books and show
  7. starls

    Illustration Club

    I use Adobe ProCreate - not sure if its the best, but it's the one they have on all the iPad Pros in the Apple Store - which convinced me I needed one, and an Apple Pencil. Not sure it will teach you to draw, but it is a much more forgiving process than trying the real thing - supporting layers, undo etc which gives me the confidence to try different things rather than fearing the next stroke is going to ruin my work (I think that's a common feature of the artistic temperament though). Here's one I finished today - something I'm doing for my Mum & Dad's 50th wedding anniversary next month....
  8. starls

    Illustration Club

    Was playing with my new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil over Christmas....... What an amazing piece of kit - drew this picture of my wife. Took approximately 9hrs to complete Drawn using Adobe Procreate. So pleased with how it came out - have started one of my son so will post that one soon
  9. It's fascinating how everyone seems to be in exactly the same place with this show this season. Previous seasons have had staunch fans, waverers and abandoners of varying degrees but suddenly it's like we've all fallen off the same cliff at the same time. My problem, other than the terminally dull and poorly written / filmed episodes is that - i think on paper this season must have all sounded so great to the show runners. "Let's film it all on the same day from everyone's different views!" Shootouts, car chases, explosions - peril, death, treachery!! But it just hasn't worked, and the thing is I don't know where its going any more as they stumble from one 'big bad' to another, established over 2/3 seasons - going through the same emotional / existential conflicts and crises - rinse and repeat.......
  10. starls

    SNES Mini

    Just managed to get one from Tesco. Hopefully won't get cancelled via email others have..... Edit: Balls!! Just cancelled!
  11. You don't need to take out the Sentry Skimmers at the base for them to count towards your mission target. Any sentry skimmers you encounter within the vicinity of the outpost will count as they will all be affiliated to that faction. Just use your scanner to search for resources - some of which will be protected by 3 (sometimes 4) skimmers which are a doddle to take our with your SRV
  12. Ooh - been tempted to get a paint job for my Python for a while....might have to take the plunge now!
  13. I tend to cruise across all stations in the system to pick up missions from the Symposium as they often target deliveries etc to the same systems / stations - so I don't see any harm in that manner. I've just paid off ~500,000 bounty from Basuseku (due to the Symposium's electioneering efforts a couple of weeks back) as well so the timing is pretty good for me
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