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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What is your phone's current up time? on: November 25, 2014, 03:19:17 PM
Droid: settings> about phone> status


616 hrs 21 mins.

Nice having a new phone. Had to reboot my old one at least once a week...if it didn't do it by itself. paranoid
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 24, 2014, 07:25:47 PM
I have 5 days of time into destiny.  I love the game. I love the controls. I love the shooting. I love the MP maps. I love the art. I love a lot of planets and how they vary from one another.  I love leveling up my weapons (though I hate grinding for materials) and armor.

But I cannot disagree with anyone who hates the game or finds it their biggest disappointment.  It's bipolar for sure.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles on: November 24, 2014, 04:54:30 PM

Quote from: Kvothe on November 23, 2014, 11:54:23 PM

Awesome to see a thread about these books here, you'd never guess these are some of my all time favorite books right?

Big big fan and I anxiously await anything else Rothfuss writes...

Did you read slow regard?
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles on: November 22, 2014, 03:11:52 PM
I thought he did a brilliant job of differentiating the different objects and capturing Auri's thought processes and writing in a new style, but like he says in the end, nothing actually happens.

There's something about his writing even in the kingkiller chronicles that I just absorb and enjoy, but there's something...off about it and I still can't figure out what it is.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 22, 2014, 02:41:27 PM

Quote from: Kvothe on November 21, 2014, 05:43:46 PM

For COD to be so well reviewed, the impressions here surprise me a bit.  I stopped playing it after MW2 myself.

I'm one of the absolute stat whores, Proner is referring to. However, I have consistently been above average in every FPS game I've played (except for Halo).  I knew as soon as I played my first match of AW, I was not going to be able to compete as well as I'm used to. However, I felt the same way about Destiny and was correct in both circumstances.

There's a huge difference though: Destiny is nearly flawlessly executed, while AW is an absolute mess. If I am killed in Destiny it's because I was outmatched there's very few junk kills, bad spawns or other tomfoolery. If I'm killed in AW it'll be just as often lag or terrible hit detection. The movement feels good although not nearly as smooth as Destiny, but the weapons, maps, killstreaks and exo abilities (which are almost completely useless) feel bolted on.

The maps are largely generic and uninspired and are very much similar to one another with arbitrary points where you're 'out of bounds' without cause or explanation. It's impossible to set up a 'front line' and I guarantee you that you will constantly be getting shot in the back.

The hud is a disaster and could have been easily corrected by making the player's avatar a different color.

None of the weapons feels that great to me and this is a first for any COD game.  They did get melee right, I think, as they've shortened the range of it, but I've never been one who melee's much.

The killstreaks are the worst of any COD game and are only solid if you add additional abilities to each thus making them significantly more expensive to earn.  Not too bad, but this is the first COD game where I cannot string kills together. Even with hardline it's a struggle to get a UAV.  A lot of players feel the same way.

The exo abilities seem neat at first but they're all so easily countered, I found myself doing better when my kit had none equipped.

Add all this together and it just becomes a fury inducing game to play, imo.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 21, 2014, 02:07:21 PM
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles on: November 21, 2014, 01:56:35 PM
Finished Slow Regard. 2/5.  When is 176 pages too many? When it's 170 of them about an OCD girl rearranging junk in a basement.

I think I like Joe Abercrombie's work better.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 20, 2014, 12:03:36 AM
Lighten up Francis.

ATB GOTY threads are a delicious GT tradition. Why deny the people what they want?

9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 19, 2014, 07:50:19 PM
COD AW now that I think about it. What a turd.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 19, 2014, 05:41:28 PM
Leading the pack in both the GOTY and most disappointing game: Destiny.  I love it. I hate it. I love it. I love it. I hate it. I love it.

Worst game: COD AW. Good heavens what a disaster.

I still need to give Shadow of Mordor some proper playing time...
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: November 15, 2014, 09:02:12 PM
Had a ball on the n00b run of the vault with Teggy, Pug, Moose, Grensteele, albo and NOT Covenant (by the way you have been downgraded from Cov! to just Cov.  Hope you're okay.)

We got Atheon to about 50% health at one point but had to call it a night as it was 3AM.

Great time with some frustrating parts, but overall we had a good squad and now that we've nearly puzzled out what to do I could see us getting through it in under 2 hours (once we finish it the first time of course).
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: November 14, 2014, 08:41:13 PM
Bought Last Word from Xur. Heavens.  What an amazing fun powerful pvp wrecking gun. A treat in PVE as fast hammering against enemies is just good ole fashioned fun. Throw in the spinning flourish every time you switch to it...and bam. Gaming gun perfection.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 14, 2014, 02:35:59 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 14, 2014, 02:21:03 PM

Sold mine this week after finishing the campaign.  Single player was a lot of fun.  Good villain, good set pieces, fun weapons/gizmos/vehicles, and with only a handful of frustrating moments.  I especially enjoyed the way you get to play the last few missions.

Multiplayer is a damn shame, because it's almost something I'd love to play.  Fix the lag issues and fix the spawning system and you're most of the way there.  The harder-to-fix issue is that I think most of the maps aren't really set up all that well to handle this level of mobility.  Too small or too many paths or something.  There's never any feeling of a front line, even in Domination mode; it's just a bunch of people bouncing around in an open arena.

Agreed. All of the maps are just basically the same with arbitrary locations you can't jump up on to...and arbitrary places where if you try to jump straight up on a ledge you hit 'the lip' and bounce back down.

I forgot about the SP! I'll have to continue that.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 14, 2014, 06:35:15 AM
Have a play date with Ike tomorrow night and then I'm uninstalling it.
15  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 13, 2014, 04:59:32 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 13, 2014, 01:26:52 PM

All I can say is this- we've got new forum software lined up for the beginning of the year.

Which year?
16  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Choose a board to search in, or search all option not working on: November 12, 2014, 03:20:43 PM
in chrome.

Can only search all as the drop down to search specific forums appears to be broken.
17  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: I think ibdoomed borrowed my Macbook on: November 11, 2014, 04:21:59 PM
aw shucks. all i get is vietnam war records.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 11, 2014, 02:29:01 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 11, 2014, 02:25:05 PM

(sledgehammer helped make mw3, then this is their next outting.) shouldnt be a surprise there are simularities.

I did not know that. But actually came back for ghosts and had fun with it. I meant 2 years MW3/BO2.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 11, 2014, 02:28:08 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 11, 2014, 02:18:58 PM

What don't you like about the weapons?  Do they feel too weak or inaccurate?

I have very little experience in any of the CoD games, so I have no reference for how they change from one version to the next.

-Autistic Angel

It's more of the 'none of them feel right for me.'  Every COD heretofore I've found 'my gun' and that's the one I stick with for most of the rest of the gameplay. I then experiment after prestiging but usually settle back in on that same gun...and it's always an AR.

So far, none of the guns feels that way to me.  They're all interchangeable blech rather than 'this is the one.'
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 11, 2014, 05:42:16 AM
Well...I am one to admit when I'm wrong.  I'm starting to think getting this game may have been a mistake.  First rage quit tonight...the weapons suck. The killstreak suck. The lag sucks. I suck.  Number of rage quits in 6 days of COD?  1.  # for 2 months plus of destiny?  0.  # for 9 months of BF4?  0.

Frustrated.  I feel like I did for mw3..or whichever one was just before blops 2. I played it for 2 nights and then left cod for two years.  Blerg
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 10, 2014, 07:55:28 PM

Quote from: Covenant on November 10, 2014, 07:38:07 PM

ATB!  yeah, next time I am on and i see you pop up, I'll throw you an invite!  A warning though... this talk of 2.0 KD ratio is well beyond my skill level biggrin

Just like whenever the GT crews used to get together, we never got angry over people playing as well as they possibly could and not living up to some preconceived standard.

As I already said, I'm struggling mightily with this game so far. If we can call enemies out for each other and lament at how bad we are that's all that matters. slywink
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 10, 2014, 07:30:40 PM

Quote from: Covenant on November 10, 2014, 04:24:19 PM

This is actually the first Call of Duty game that I can say I am enjoying.  Most years that I have bothered trying it out, I lose interest/get frustrated after a day or two tops.  hearing about the new mobility options (which I enjoyed in Destiny) got me to pick it up again this year and I am absolutely loving it.  I'm definitely not a very good player, but the gun-play and movement is fun enough that I don't really care.


Cov!

We should party up some time.  Not many GTers in the mix on this one it seems.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 10, 2014, 04:19:57 PM
So, last evening, I came to the conclusion I was playing contrary to my style...silenced weapons, burst weapons, trying to do things that I don't usually do and was just getting absolutely frustrated...  Soooo

I cleaned out all of my streaks and started over. Back to basics.  Base ak47 red dot, unsilenced. Immediately started hitting 2.0s consistently.  Well see if it keeps up, but I feel like I'm finding my groove..

24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 10 on: November 10, 2014, 01:40:19 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 06, 2014, 02:36:16 AM

HEYOOGE game for Buffalo this weekend.  Wow.  Could basically set the tone for the rest of the season.  But of course if they win all the coverage will be about how bad the chiefs were..  Anyway, not sure the 6th win happens this weekend but if it does...yowza.

And they choked it.  Season's over.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 09, 2014, 09:55:41 PM
This is the first COD where I don't like ANY of the assault rifles...Don'ike many of the weapons actually...
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Loot Crate on: November 07, 2014, 06:23:49 PM
Very cool. Keep us posted on what you get.

Last thing I need right now is more crap in my house. slywink

Have fun!
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 07, 2014, 04:08:41 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 07, 2014, 03:20:14 PM

I see people on my friends list playing multiplayer all the time -- are you guys really not experiencing controller-throwing rage amounts of lag?  Every time I try to play I get at best a couple minutes of play before some frustrating lag encounter. 

I don't put much stock in the signal strength icons if that's what you're going by. I've encountered some lag, but nothing that makes me crazy.

However, I do get frustrated more with COD than any other game if I'm not doing well. That said, I'm okay with settling in at 1.2 to 1.5 for this game.  I'm having fun.

However, a lot of the maps seem to be very similar. The maps in ghost were quite varied and it was the first COD game where I actually outfitted a sniper kit. 

And why is your guy the same color as all of your teammates on the hud? Getting oriented is harder as a result.
28  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: GOP Storms Congress: FulL Control of Senate and House on: November 07, 2014, 01:52:29 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 06, 2014, 10:34:32 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 06, 2014, 09:19:43 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on November 06, 2014, 04:27:25 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 05, 2014, 01:52:27 PM

In a clear rejection of...I'm not sure what, the GOP has taken full control of congress.  Now we know that rather than almost nothing getting done, absolutely nothing will get done.

But, one thing is clear, the dems abuse of power wasn't tolerated at the grass root level and voters kicked them to the curb in a powerful way.  Now if there's a GOP president in 2016 we can finally get this country going in the wrong direction the other way. slywink

What abuse of power?

Read up on Snowden. Also drone strikes on US citizens. Also see: IRS scandal, appointing the former head of the cable lobby to the FCC, etc. etc.

None of which has much of anything to do with the president. All things that relate to the government as a whole.

Did you feel that way when the GOP was in the white house?  I seem to remember GWB being blamed for everything. EVERYTHING.

Anyway, the dems got their butts kicked just like the GOP did a few years ago.  I wonder why politics is so schizophrenic.  If we all know that neither party can run the country correctly, why aren't we figuring out somethign better?
29  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: GOP Storms Congress: FulL Control of Senate and House on: November 06, 2014, 09:19:43 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on November 06, 2014, 04:27:25 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 05, 2014, 01:52:27 PM

In a clear rejection of...I'm not sure what, the GOP has taken full control of congress.  Now we know that rather than almost nothing getting done, absolutely nothing will get done.

But, one thing is clear, the dems abuse of power wasn't tolerated at the grass root level and voters kicked them to the curb in a powerful way.  Now if there's a GOP president in 2016 we can finally get this country going in the wrong direction the other way. slywink

What abuse of power?

Read up on Snowden. Also drone strikes on US citizens. Also see: IRS scandal, appointing the former head of the cable lobby to the FCC, etc. etc.
30  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 06, 2014, 04:20:21 PM
that lists all of the platforms?

It really sucks to see this [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] as the most recently commented on thread and then have no idea what it is.

If we have to stick with it, can we move it after the game title?
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles on: November 06, 2014, 04:18:30 PM
Have started slow regard of silent things.

The writing is an excellent departure from his other works, but I'm wondering if even 170 pages is going to be too much of Auri rearranging things and putting them in their right places...

32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 06, 2014, 04:12:23 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 06, 2014, 11:35:59 AM

Yeah, I really wish I would have remembered I pre-ordered this disk, so I could cancel it.  Story is just more of the same.. Going to push through it and just sell it to GameStop for XBOX credit

How do you get your emblems on your guns? 
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 10 on: November 06, 2014, 02:36:16 AM
HEYOOGE game for Buffalo this weekend.  Wow.  Could basically set the tone for the rest of the season.  But of course if they win all the coverage will be about how bad the chiefs were..  Anyway, not sure the 6th win happens this weekend but if it does...yowza.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 06, 2014, 02:14:12 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 06, 2014, 01:52:36 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 06, 2014, 12:31:56 AM

Good tips!

How do you do a non-speed reload? I assume it's with a single X press, but I was doing that last night and still losing the rest of the ammo left in my magazine.

currently bugged and every reload is a speed reload.  when fixed it will be single tap is normal, double is speed

I don't think i'm shedding ammo after every reload...I'll have to double check.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 05, 2014, 10:04:44 PM
Helpful article on GT: http://gamingtrend.com/2014/11/04/5-tips-stay-ahead-advanced-warfare/

Is 'Erik Van Allen' on the forum? Props.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gmail Will Give Anyone an Invite to Inbox for One Hour Today (Wednesday) on: November 05, 2014, 09:23:27 PM
wat?
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 05, 2014, 09:02:01 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 05, 2014, 07:40:18 PM

just as an fyi, there have to be some dedicated servers going on because I've seen all 12 players have bad ping numerous times.  This can't happen in the old system since one person is the host.  I think the problems are more related to being thrown to distant servers and individual player lag + lag compensation instead.

I connected to a french host yesterday...at least i think so. Everyone speaking in french was kind of a give away i think..also they spent the whole game running away.
38  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: GOP Storms Congress: FulL Control of Senate and House on: November 05, 2014, 07:33:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 05, 2014, 07:05:59 PM

Nothing to worry about.  If there's even a slight chance of you being able to troll people, you'll create your own thread.

I can't help it. This made me laugh.

The dusty unloved corners of R&P will be reborn with teh fury if the GOP takes the white house in 2 years.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: November 05, 2014, 06:34:04 PM
Rallied a bit last night and am up to 1.17.

Starting to get a handle on the abilities- cloaking is situationally immensely powerful...as is the shield though it's harder to time.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2014 Edition on: November 05, 2014, 02:45:00 PM
Faithful Grim. Keeping this thread alive.

Here's the sum of my reading:

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Suveillance State
Name of the Wind
Wise Man's Fear
Best Served Cold
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