Why does it always have to be Spiders...

Posted by Tiluvar at at 7:06am on Friday, December 4th, 2009

I've started up my Dragon Age campaign again after a little break, and have finally come to a point that I knew was coming, giant spiders.

It happens in every RPG I can think of.. you start to notice more and more webbing in the cavern/dungeon/forest, possibly a scurrying sound mixed into the ambient noises here and there and then, bam! giant spider.

Why are spiders in every RPG? I'll tell you - because they're terrifying. They're basically the closest thing we have in real life to actual demons, what with their black eyes, long skinny limbs and supernatural speed and agility.

If you are playing your RPG and suspect a spider attack, be prepared for the following: poison and/or some sort of immobilizing web attack. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Other than spiders though, the game is still coming along nicely. I wont go into too much detail because I'll probably end up writing fifty pages at some point, but it's good (if a little chatty) you should get it.

I was also forced to upgrade my video card after the old one died somehow, and now Dragon Age is silky smooth with everything maxed out, which as I suspected earlier is making the whole thing much more enjoyable.

I noticed an odd thing though, and maybe it's just me.. but once I was able to turn on all the fancy effects without worrying about frame rate I discovered that the "frame buffer effects" as they're called actually make the game look worse in my opinion. Sure it looks more technically advanced.. shiny, sparkly, glowy.. but somehow.. worse.

I'll probably keep playing with it off, just feels a little more realistic.

Phantasosat 8:00am on Saturday, December 5th, 2009
<shudders.> Know what the best weapon is against spiders?

A boy.

Or a vacuum cleaner.
Tiluvarat 8:23am on Saturday, December 5th, 2009
I think you just insulted me!

But yes, I agree. A vacuum is the way to go.
Ghosteat 9:48am on Saturday, December 5th, 2009
I like spiders
Tiluvarat 11:00am on Saturday, December 5th, 2009
Then there's something wrong with you!
Ghosteat 11:21am on Saturday, December 5th, 2009
I have always wanted a pet Tarantula, but have never gotten one for one reason or another. Someday I will have one.
Stevoat 7:49pm on Saturday, December 5th, 2009
Don't really have a problem with spiders, just stuff jumping at me and stuff.

FEAR and Doom 3 comes to mind. When my wife and I started dating, one of our dates/reason to hang out was to go to
my parents house (where I lived) and I'd play Doom 3 for her and she'd laugh her ass off at me getting freaked
out and stuff scaring me.