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by Obsidian
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: My name is Minerva, and I am 112 years old
Replies: 7
Views: 16631

Re: My name is Minerva, and I am 112 years old

Some old names indeed.

Has fable returned, as the prophecy foretold?
by Obsidian
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: A research project on gaming and problem solving skills
Replies: 0
Views: 522

A research project on gaming and problem solving skills

Hey SYMians, I know it's been a long time, but I'm back and I have a small favour to ask. I'm a graduate student at the London School of Economics doing research into leadership development. Part of my work is based on the importance in general problem solving skills as a function of a leaders role ...
by Obsidian
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Achievements: What is the Fascination?
Replies: 13
Views: 1978

Lemmus makes some really interesting points about the psychology behind gaming. A related point is the sense of self-actualization. It relates back to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the most basic of which are survival based, like food and shelter, but the most complex is the need for self worth. In n...
by Obsidian
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Answers to "What happened, GB?"
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

I confess a more than passing interest about whatever happened to some of the main presences here on the GB forums. Fable in particular, whatever happened to him? Surely someone knows. For myself, I suspect it is a common story. I joined for a love of BG2 and quickly was captivated by the exciting S...
by Obsidian
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Wise Counsel Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3068

Hey DW, nice to see a familiar face again. Thanks for your concern and interest. As for London, it's hard to say. We've only been here since September, and things seem fairly quiet. My partner works at one of those law offices that is usually an 80 hour week, but recently has been around 50, which i...
by Obsidian
Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Wise Counsel Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3068

Sorry for necroing but I just noticed Obsidian hasn't posted since 2009 what happened to him? Well, I just logged back in today actually. So, you know, I do exist. Strange to see the idle musing of my broken heart so high up on the forum board. Update from my last post, I did actually get back toge...
by Obsidian
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Downloadable Content
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Downloadable Content

So, first off sweet game. So no complaints.

But a friend of mine seems to think that I should have the Stone Prisoner automatically.

I pre-ordered the game through steam, and have neither wardens keep or shale. Should I have these?

Thanks.
by Obsidian
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Backstabbing underpowered when striking from the shadows?
Replies: 10
Views: 3325

I'm also a little disapointed with rogues in this game. Compared to mage and warriors, they don't offer a whole lot. Other than opening chests, but lets face it, there isn't much of real value in most chests. I'm rolling with a dual wielding warrior, axe and dagger, alister, wynne and morrigan. I ha...
by Obsidian
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Do you save up your skill points?
Replies: 2
Views: 2855

I save up my points. I don't see the value in buying a skill I won't use.
by Obsidian
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Warden's Keep, DLC's and CRPG's...a grim future
Replies: 53
Views: 10835

Penny Arcade has discussed this phenomenom a little as well, Penny Arcade - A Truly Fascinating Phenomenon and have an interesting take on it. To quote Tycho, "I spent much of the weekend thinking about the in-game sales force Bioware leveraged in Dragon Age, mostly while playing Dragon Age itself, ...
by Obsidian
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Wise Counsel Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3068

I always knew there was a reason I stuck around this site for so long. Thanks for the excellent advice everyone, you all really helped me through a rough patch. I appreciate it. The insights about missing a close friend and confidant were really useful, I never considered it. The person who I normal...
by Obsidian
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Wise Counsel Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3068

I should have known you two would be the first to respond, and with solid advice too.

Also, did anyone else not fable's typo!?
by Obsidian
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Wise Counsel Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3068

Wise Counsel Needed

So as some of you may recall, I went through a pretty unpleasant break up a few months ago. Subsequently, I've moved to a new city, new job, new adventures. I've kept active, training for a marathon, still working with the army, yoga, new friends etc. I've even had a few dates and some more than fri...
by Obsidian
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Sarah Palin Steps Down as Governor: Let the speculation commence
Replies: 120
Views: 8774

It would be interesting if the GOP ran her as a candidate. She certainly was a "polarizing" figure in the election. Some people really love her. However, many conservatives fear her and all she represents. Her nomination could drive a wedge between red and blue conservatives. The highly educated amo...
by Obsidian
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Old Player, NEW Question!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 603

If you get stuck again the main GB page has excellent walkthroughs.
by Obsidian
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: For those that have played Diablo 2....
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Haha, that's brilliant.

The blend of lines from the game and the new stuff is perfect.
by Obsidian
Sun May 31, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Worst Break up ever!
Replies: 14
Views: 902

So she must mean habit in the sense of extreme predictability. Which may well be a matter of her expectations, or what she was led to think things were going to be like--perhaps by friends, or television, or romance novels. Quite possibly, I was the first real relationship she was in and perhaps sh...
by Obsidian
Sun May 31, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Worst Break up ever!
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Thanks everyone, there is therapeutic value in a forum like this, particularly in finding the words to describe what happened. To answer fable, I'm not sure what happened in those two weeks. She was always the one who was more concerned about time apart than I was. Part of the story that is missing ...
by Obsidian
Sat May 30, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Worst Break up ever!
Replies: 14
Views: 902

I query the benefit of writing this on an internet forum to strangers...

well, not really strangers, people who I've tangentially known for 8 years through their online avatars.

Regardless, thank you and at the very least it makes me feel somewhat better.
by Obsidian
Fri May 29, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Worst Break up ever!
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Worst Break up ever!

So, today I drove an hour and a half to pick up my girlfriend where she was completing some requirements for first year medicine. She spent two weeks there. From the moment I picked her up from her aunt and uncles I knew something was wrong... but anyways, I put all of her stuff from two weeks in th...