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Conan Exiles: Isle of Siptah

Conan Exiles: Isle of Siptah 

Answering some questions about Conan Exiles newest release:

 

Is Isle of Siptah an expansion?

No, this is not an expansion and I’m confused on why Conan Exiles even refers to it as that. 

Why it is not an expansion?

In order to play Isle of Siptah, you will have to join a server that is running it. 

Conan Exiles & Isle of Siptah cannot be run on the same server.   The maps do not connect to each other.

When you start Isle of Siptah, you will have to create a new character.

Yes, you will have to start a whole new character.

How big is the map?

The map is a decent size.  It’s about half the size of Conan Exiles.  

Is it worth the price?

I paid $19.99 from Steam and I would say it’s worth it.  If the price is higher, I’m not sure it would be worth more.

Will my other DLC’s carry over?

Yes, if you have other DLC’s from Conan Exiles, you can use them in Isle of Siptah.

There are some new items like mountable Rhinos and building pieces that Funcom added to Isle of Siptah.

Something to think about:

Isle of Siptah is an extra 61gb download.

What I like about it:

Funcom has added new monsters / animals to train or fight.  It is an island so there are a lot of storms.  Random lightning across the map will shoot out monsters or thralls to kill.

There are plenty of nice areas to build and I like the new building pieces.  Overall, I love the island feel with undead pirates and ship wrecks.

What I do not like: 

 Finding thralls to train can be difficult especially if it’s a server with a lot of people.  Resources are every where but not in large clumps so you have to search longer for what you need and in several different locations.

Food does not health you up as much as it did in Conan Exiles. You have to make bandages. When you are healing yourself with a wrap, your character cannot move until the wrap animation is finished. This will last a few seconds.

Storms will damage your bedroll.

 

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BDO: Valencia Grave Robber Questline pt 4

To see part 1, part 2 and part 3.

Quest 18: An Exhausting Situation

When you reach Maghed and give him 2 gold bars.  He is going to give you a new quest.

Basically, you will need to run around and kill a few Gahaz bandits and go back to Maghed.

Quest 19: Obtain Golden Desert Coin.

This will send you in the desert again – so you will need your shovels and compass.

You will need to travel pretty far in the desert (where it’s marked on the map) and dig up some coins.

Center yourself exactly in the middle of the mini map quest circle.  Keep digging there and you will get 5 coins.

You won’t get a coin each time but keep digging there.

Once you find the 5 coins, ride back to Valencia and talk to Afuara.

Hand over the 5 coins to him.  He won’t give you the next quest.

20: For God’s Sake!

The Black Spirit will be pissed you handed coins over to that troll and call you stupid.

He will tell you to go talk to Zobadi.  Just do it and let’s get this questline over.

Once, you meet Zobadi in Valencia, he will give you yet another quest.

Go steal a storage key from Afuara (F6) and go to Arehaza – which is the town to the east of Valencia.

21 Quest: The Same Method

Once you speak to the storage keeper – the Black Spirit will give you a quest.

Go back to Valencia and find  King Sahazad

BDO: Valencia Grave Robber Questline pt. 3

If you are interesting in reading Part 1 (Quest 1 to 6) and Part 2 (Quest 7 to 13)

Quest 14th: Moving Ahead

I think out of all the quests, this one was the most challenging in the beginning.  You have to dig in the circle to find a quest item but the thing was that you actually had to be outside of the circle to find it.   See pictures.

You are just a smudge just outside of the mini map circle – facing these two rocks.  (Not too close to them and at this angle)

Zobadi is behind you – The man by the white horse. As you can see – you are in front of him..near these two rocks.

You might have to dig a few times and adjust yourself at the right angle.  Remember, if you avie is inside the yellow circle on the mini map – you need to move it outside just a tad.

Black Desert has never fixed this quest in the years I have been playing..no idea why.

Now, you need to go back to Valencia and talk to Afuaru to get the next quest.

Quest 15: Memories of Eliza.

You need to go talk to Tatar. He is the drunk down by the lake and you need to steal a key from him to open the chest after you talk to him.

This will take you several times and you will be amazed how much useless shit he has in his robe.

 

Once, you have the key, open up your inventory and align the box and the key together to open it.

Then go hand the diamond/chest to afuara.

Quest 16: Rabam’s Storage Key

You just need to steal a key from Rabam in the training area and go give it to the storage keep, Ramanit.

She will then give you a journal to give to Afuara.

Quest 17: Gold Bar Required

Bring 20G of gold bars and travel back to the Gahaz Bandits.  It’s in BFE.

To be continued….

BDO: Valencia Grave Robber Questline

I know many people are having trouble with this questline and since I’m having to re-do it with my season server character; I am going to post it here.

What you will need for this quest line because you will be in the desert:  Compass, Shovels, Water, Star Anise Tea (if in the desert at night), horse or camel and your weapons. (At bare minimum)

You obtain this quest thru the Black Spirit and you will need to find “Afuaru” for the first quest: Valencia Grave Robber.

Second quest is relatively simple – Steal a book from the Royal Palace.  Quest: Finding Valencia’s Treasures.

Just on your navigation and just go straight to the book.

Third quest: Afuaru’s Hobby’s.  He wants you to steal from three people marked on the map.  In order to steal, you need to stand behind them and when the circle menu appears, hit F6.

Sometimes, it takes multiple times for you to steal the item you need.   If you fail, keep trying.

Bring the items back to Afuaru.

Afuaru being the weirdo he is, now wants you to give those items to 3 other people marked on the map.

Go to each person and hit chat and then go back to Afuaru when you are done.

Quest: Give me first, then we can talk.

Next quest: Now that you can read.  Use navigation and go read the book.  Coming back to Afuaru.

Quest: Grave of a King.  You will need to hop on your horse or camel and go northeast to Valencia castle.

It’s not very far.  You will see three guys outside of Valencia Castle.  Go inside and follow the long path to where you are underground.

You will see this stone ruin thing in the middle of the room.  The circle beside it – go in the middle and use the tool that Afuara gave you.

A strange creature will appear and you will have to kill it.  (It’s not hard to kill)

Go all the way back up to the top, get on your horse or camel and go to Valencia and see Afuara again.

To be continued…..

 

BDO: Season Server Quest – Very much worth it.

If you are on a season server trying to level up your new character make sure to take a look at this quest.  It’s not a black spirit quest but it is one just for the season server people.

You will find it over in the Gahaz Bandit area and you just need to find Rafa to get it.

You need to kill 5000 bandits and your rewards is 300 CP and a choice of 600 time filled black stones, 90 tuvala ore or 40 refined magical black stone.

This is a good quest to try to get more ore or stones for Tuvala gear.

Pro Tip:  Since you are planning on killing so many bandits – make sure to visit Marni and get some stones to fill up souls.  Every point helps to level up.

ARK: What is up with all the defecation? Seriously.

Second Life: Photography Tutorial Part 1

A lot of people have asked me over the years how I take close up pictures and how I make the models eyes look so expressive.

Here’s are some things that I do when I take pictures.  I’ll start with my graphic settings for the pictures.

Graphic Preferences: (Click on any to enlarge)

I take my pictures in Ultra graphics.  If your computer cannot handle Ultra, try high or medium.  They will be at least better than low.

I save my pictures roughly around 6000 pixel width to 3000 / 4000 pixel height. After I am finished editing in photoshop, I will resize the picture to around 2000 pixels in width.  It’s better to save your picture as large as you can and then resize after editing.  I can try to explain this one all day but trust me, you will want to do this.

I use firestorm as my viewer. I find it’s better for taking pictures then the default SL viewer.

I use photo tools a lot.  The main thing I do is change the Depth of view -view angle.  I don’t turn Depth of Field on.  I just use the view angle on that tab.

DOF view angle combined with the free cam tool, you can use the mouse wheel to zoom in closer than you usually can.

See Part Two – Editing the face shape to make the eyes look more expressive

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