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81  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 23, 2013, 04:09:35 PM
And they brought an adulteress to Jesus while He was teaching near the Synagogue. The Pharisee's, who were the Religious leaders of the day sought to trick Jesus. When they asked Jesus what should be done with the adultress they knew they had Him. If He said stone them as in what the law says, then His whole message of grace and mercy could be challenged. And if He said she has committed no sin, then they would accuse Him of breaking their Law.

Jesus, being Jesus, gave the only perfect answer to the trickery of the Pharisees. He stood with the adultress and looked around at all the hypocritical Pharisees and said: "He who has no sin, may throw the first stone". Perfect.
He kept the law by saying, go ahead and stone her, just as long as the ones throwing stones are perfect. And He gave her grace and mercy by letting her go her way with hope for change.

The Pharisees, and they are still around today, always had the people live up to some un-attainable standard, while themselves led a debauched sinful life.

Did the girl sin? Yep, according to the law of the day she had. But Jesus(true Christianity)didn't judge but helpfully pointed the girl toward home.

Does the Judeo-Christian Bible talk about such things as Homosexuality? Yes it does. Does it say its wrong for people of the same sex to lay with each other? Yes it does.
But what the Bible doesn't say is to judge and condemn them. Just like adultery its wrong, but you don't judge the breaker of the law, you love them, and in that love you allow Jesus to do His thing with them. Which is to try and show them that they are loved and wanted like any other person who might have done wrong.

Is insensitivity at risk of running rampant with some believers? Sure. They are believers, not perfect. But for some reason the non-Christian majority seems to think you have to be perfect to be a Christian, if that were the case, I wouldn't be one either.
Its not Christianity that's on trial here, its Phil saying something that can be construed as insensitive. But it doesn't make Phil bad either.

Some things are just not explainable with our limited words. But when I woke up to the realization that Jesus was who He said He was, my whole life and World changed. A complete 180 degree switch-a-roo

One thing is for sure. We are all going to cross over the river one day. And all shall be answered.
82  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 22, 2013, 05:56:25 PM
I don't care what anyone(yeah, you too Autistic Demon) : says about right or wrong. Sometimes the Truth is brutal and its a knife that cuts both ways. Right now you rock throwers, stand up if you have never sinned, said anything inappropriate, or other wise.................Yeah, just like in the day of Jesus, the judge's all dropped their stones and walked away.
If you're gonna throw rocks, you better not live in a glass house.

In your case's, two wrongs don't make a right. Think outside the box, not being led by your nose due to the status quo.
What a bunch of finger wagging Pharisee's.

All the best with your perfect little lives. One day when I grow up I want to be just like you..............oh wait, been there done that.

What a man or woman of faith believes and what they hold dear to their believes is another thing not up for ridicule. But of course the troops of the double standard infantry would disagree.

83  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 21, 2013, 03:11:23 PM
So belittling a man for speaking what he reads in his Bible, is better than the "sin" you're calling him up on? cough, hypocrites.
Its another excuse to jump on Christians and make us sound like we're all whacko's. And I'm not saying Phill is either.

Self-righteous posts aside, search your self and see what you're really upset with. Or is it the cool thing to do?

You're not being any better than the man you're slinging arrows at. Yours is just covered by the status-quo.

Do I as a Christian condone what Phill said? I only have my Bible to go by. But I don't judge anyone.

Hollywood has done a wonderful job of exploiting the Christian faith by putting ALL Christians in the same barrel when all they are doing is showing a fringe element of our Faith and claiming its the norm.

Here is my stand on issues like this. stand-by cliché incoming......................I love the person, and hate the sin. ...........But again, that's my belief. How can I be judged on that? Or anyother who does?

Back to feeling good about yourselves, because we all know you're perfect in everyway.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I like feeling a part of a gaming community.. on: October 17, 2013, 01:36:02 AM
I want to apologize to anyone who puts in the time and money to keep this site running, I meant NO disrespect or slur on the excellent work you do here with the whole site.

I know my post was a slice of over-reacting pie. But if you think about it, its a compliment to you guys. The fact that I "care" means I esteem most of you highly. Or else there wouldn't be an issue on my part.

I think the world of this site, for the quality of work, and the super-abundant knowledge of our hobby shown here.

Please excuse my hissy-fit.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I like feeling a part of a gaming community.. on: October 14, 2013, 02:34:08 PM
And I've been trying to fit in and help out around here for years. I think I'm moving on(play some melodramatic musice here). I like being respected at times for what I might share or suggest. You guys in general do know more about gaming, and all things electronic, but that's not what we're basing community on, is it?

Is it my age? 59
Is it my love of Jesus?
Is it my answering any post where one of our community friends needs some advice and comforting?
It can't be my looks? can it?

I just don't get it. Im not overly sensitive to this kind of thing. I don't experience it in real life.

I just think I don't check off all the boxes you guys need to become a friend in the on-line sense.

I'm gonna dip my foot in a little deeper at one of the other sites, and try to remember the good times in the early years of Gone Gold.

Too bad, cause I think some of you guys are super-intelligent, sensitive people, who try to be "real" most of the time.

Ok, that's all.
I'll say it for ya.........."Don't let the door hit ya in the butt on your way out".
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gobble-gobble ... on: October 14, 2013, 02:25:52 PM
Yep, I expected these very responses.  Maybe next time try,..."Good on ya Arclight, Happy thanksgiving, mate".  What am I thinking, I don't have my "Clique" card up to date?
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gobble-gobble ... on: October 13, 2013, 11:34:46 PM
All these years hanging out here and at GG. Not one reply?
Maybe if I cursed more and put down religion.

Sometimes guys, sometimes.
88  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Lesus Christ! on: October 13, 2013, 04:03:02 PM
Joseph also translates to Yeshua.

The New Testament is based from the Ancient Greek. So Jesus in the original scripts of the New Testament would have looked like this......Iesous;

Whether, Jesus, Joseph, Yeshua, or Iesous....................He will always be, The Great I am.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gobble-gobble ... on: October 13, 2013, 03:56:33 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canucks that are around.

Four generations around the table this afternoon, we have so much to be Thankful for.
Not the least of, our beloved country, Canada.
90  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 29, 2013, 01:54:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 29, 2013, 12:22:09 AM

Quote from: Arclight on September 29, 2013, 12:19:29 AM

You have to Black List them. Not sure of the name of button on the bottom..The "social" one I believe.
Anyway, hit Black List, and then add.
Some of the things we take for granted in other MMO's, are bit convoluted in FFX1V.

yeah, hit O to go to social and there should be an option.
Yeah, that's it
91  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 29, 2013, 12:19:29 AM
You have to Black List them. Not sure of the name of button on the bottom..The "social" one I believe.
Anyway, hit Black List, and then add.
Some of the things we take for granted in other MMO's, are bit convoluted in FFX1V.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Putting down a pet sucks on: September 28, 2013, 01:47:34 AM
Dang, so sorry to hear that mate. I went through it with a dog some months ago. My wife showed me a picture of him tonight funny enough.
The lump in the throat followed closely after seeing him again.

Don't let anyone rob you of how you feel. There is absolutely nothing wrong with grieving over the loss of a "pet" friend.

Bless you and your family.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My car was broken into today on: September 28, 2013, 01:44:47 AM
That's rotten mate.  mad
94  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: September 27, 2013, 07:13:14 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on September 27, 2013, 02:32:39 AM

In these parts, $10 a gram is a bit below street price.  You also should factor in that medicinal marijuana is generally of a much high quality than street.  Also, Dispensaries are a much better option than street when you add in the whole legality issue.  Right now theres no one with a card who needs to buy their pot off the street.  Unless of course they are no where near a dispensary. 

In Canada, I've actually been told the opposite as to the quality of Medicinal vs. Street pot.
Apparently the Med-Pot is just above terrible. Very low THC count.
95  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: September 20, 2013, 03:25:06 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on September 20, 2013, 03:38:29 AM

I hope the Weed with Roots In Hell brings you some relief. Let us know.
How can anything, that if used correctly, brings relief to chronic pain, have its roots in hell?
That's why the stigma attached to pot needs to be legalizing it.

I suppose grapes have their roots in hell too, after all the fruit of that vine causes more deaths in a month, than pot does in decades.(Ive never heard of a pot smoker killing people on the highway, or coming home and beating his wife and kids)
Maybe excessive Led Zeppelin listening, but that just gives you a slight ringing in the ears if played too loud.
96  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: September 20, 2013, 12:46:51 AM
I'm 59. I have Hep. C with chirosis of the Liver. I'm a Hemophiliac with common bleeds into my knee. I have two herniated disc's and spinal stenosis. I was diagnosed with PTSD\Major Depresive disorder, mainly caused by Military incidents, but also a major side effect to the sick liver struggling to clear my system of very harmful toxins.

I'm on a Military Pension, and a Federal Government disability Pension. I've been here for 19 years.

I'm on a very large amount of Hydromorphone (stronger than Percocet, oxycontin, etc) I hate the pain pills. I hate, hate, hate the pain pills.
I'm addicted to them now. Not because of the need of a high, but if I even miss one dose, I go into withdrawls. I tried to come off before, and almost had to be hospitilized.
Its a hell I wouldn't wish on anyone.

The wife and I were talking yesterday about talking to the Dr. about medicinal pot. He had me on Sativex ages ago, but it was so weak as to not work at all.(spray thc, that really doesn't work)

Along with all my sicknesses, the pain killers are a major concern and worry. If I don't take them, I don't sleep, I don't move, I don't function.
So hearing that someone here has been helped by Dr. Pot gives me hope, big hope.

I made the appointment to see the Doc, and praying that it works out.

My faith is my comfort. I know God heals. I know there is Miracles. I don't know when, but I believe the crap I have isn't to death. Contrary to the Doctor's opinions.

I just want off the pain pills, and have something much less invasive and chemical oriented to help me through the day.

I guess they would cut me back slowly from the Hydromorphone and slowly increase the Pot at the same time.

Regardless, I have to give this a shot.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm a Dad! on: September 19, 2013, 07:29:04 PM
A blessing is a blessing. You are blessed.

 May you always be friends.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/16) on: September 19, 2013, 07:22:38 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 16, 2013, 12:15:38 PM

Nada. I'll be the only GTA V-less gamer on the planet this week.  smile

Nope. But I'll be the only gamer who never gets it.
Art for Art sake.
Crap for Crap sake
99  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online shutting down on: September 18, 2013, 10:16:50 PM
I really liked it at first, but after a month you just knew it didn't have very long legs.
100  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 16, 2013, 12:45:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 15, 2013, 08:59:29 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 15, 2013, 07:57:00 PM

It's getting to the point where I'm really dreading any time a required dungeon rolls around.  I don't have 1/10 the experience that most folks do, and when you get to the higher level dungeons, people expect you to know exactly what you're doing.  The group I was with kept asking me why I wasn't using macros for this or that, and I wouldn't even know where to start with that stuff.  It simply hasn't been needed for 99% of my solo play, but people get pissed when you're not entirely up to speed on the other 1% that is required grouping. 

that's my worry too.  it's not like I'm going to Google a dungeon before I go in.

Well, that just might be the straw that broke the Camel's back for me. Sure, I'm at low levels still, but the game hasn't grabbed me like other major releases have in the past. And knowing that the elitist snobs are out in all their glory in this one, turns me off completely. Its what I answer people when that ask why I don't grop up much. I hate it. You can almost hear all the group members at their desks, tsk, tsk, tsk'ing.

But anyway, I only needed a little shove to walk out the door.

Thanks for the shove.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Life on: September 12, 2013, 09:23:04 PM
Knowing that I'm loved un-conditionally. By Christ Jesus, and the most important humans...Wife, and Children.
102  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW - 5.4 live - Siege of Orgrimmar on: September 12, 2013, 09:17:43 PM
Thought about giving it a go again. When last I played the level cap was 60...But I know that Elder Scrolls Online is chugging down the line, and I'm waiting at the station for that one.

But bravo to Blizzard, they have milked this title, and then milked it some more. What a success story.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: America's Master Chef. on: September 12, 2013, 09:11:35 PM

You sure missed a great show.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / America's Master Chef. on: September 12, 2013, 02:08:45 AM
And the winner is, LUCA.

I think they got it right. What I thought was good about his rise to the top of the bunch was how you could clearly see him improving each week.

Natasha. A very close second. Amazing presentation talents. She would win hands down if that's what the competition was about.

Great show.

105  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 10, 2013, 06:27:23 PM
I managed to find a copy in a Future Shop half hour drive away. But anyway, I haven't felt the honeymoon rush at all. Granted 2 days is barely enough time create a character. But in other games that grabbed me I got it almost immediately after getting my first quest.

Of course, now that Ive got the lid off the jam jar, I'll have to keep trying it to see if its a late bloomer.

But right now I feel like Im in a fantasy fair grounds. Im waiting for someone dressed up like Mickey Mouse to come and ask me if I want a picture with him hugging me.
106  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 09, 2013, 03:25:27 PM
My quest for a copy of this game has taken on legendary lengths. I had to go visit my son at his military base near Ottawa, Ontario. About 6 hour drive each way from me. Along the way, while the wife was driving I was searching out possible vendors for the game...coming into a town, I'd google the shops there. Call, and get sorry bud, all sold out. I did this all the way there, and all the way back. I also live near a town with 120k population, nadda, nothing. My town of 18k, nadda, nothing..........I phoned stores near Toronto, about a 2hr drive. All sold out.

I don't think I've ever seen a MMO get this much attention so early on. And all this despite the horrible launch its had. There is not even an ETA on when digital downloads will begin again.
Obviously no one involved with the producing of this game, dared dream of a response like this.

So, the wait continues, which only makes me want it more....
107  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 08, 2013, 12:41:10 PM
So exploring in this game, fun or not?
How is the "wall" implemented?Same old mountain ranges that surround each zone, or a seamless world with very few, "walls" to run into?

This is one of the aspects of ESO that I'm looking forward to most.
Playing SW:ToR for so long I'm not sure I remember how to ride a two wheeler any more.  They give you training wheels in ToR and never take them off. I hated Tatooine for that reason. Leave the main sand track, and you get the, "you have entered the wasteland, you will die if you don't turn around", message.
Talk about a yanking back to reality.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Citizen, space combat simulation game (Chris Roberts' latest) on: September 07, 2013, 01:32:51 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on September 07, 2013, 12:47:09 AM

Quote from: Greggy_D on September 06, 2013, 11:19:43 PM

Yeah....I'm not thrilled at all about the FPS portion.

That's the only reason this game sparked my interest. Imagine disabling a ship in space combat, docking your ship next to it to board, then taking control of your character in your own ship as you and crewmates board and attack the crew of the enemy ship and take it over.

Who, in this day and age, would not have this if they could?

Boarding Party!!!
109  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 06, 2013, 06:42:39 PM
Any news you in-game folks have heard concerning digital downloads being released again?
I don't live in a big city area, a town of about 18k. So even the local EB and Future shop are sold out
and don't know when they're getting more.
110  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 05, 2013, 09:12:06 PM
I've always felt the FF series was for younger kids. I have never played a Final Fantasy game, never been interested until this one.

I know you can't escape the mouthy types in MMO's...Yep, my ignore file is usually large, and most of the time I closed down general chat.

But is the player base of this game different from the normal bunch? I still think the game looks cartoony and care-bear like. But what's got my interest is how deep this game seems to be.
111  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 04, 2013, 05:50:54 PM
I can see it now.  As you know we've been having a series of unforeseen incidents that has marred our debut of our biggest game yet in the FF series. Because of that, and with deep regret, we must inform you of our plans to do a complete do-over if you please.
Which entails a complete wipe of our servers of all customer data. We have our tech guys now installing an up to date defragging program, and we believe with the addition of 150 new servers, with borrowed server space at NASA, this second attempt will be a successful launch .

Thank-you and keep watching your e-mails for when we are ready for our re-launch...

Sincerely: Dumbfounded and associates.
112  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Warplanes on: September 04, 2013, 03:07:16 PM
You're an Ace. Funny thing, while I was watching the video, totally engrossed in a pursuit you were engaged in, a very noisy power grass cutter drove by my open window. His noise, which sounded a lot like the old prop fighters in your video coincided perfectly with a steep dive and turn you were making..for a split second I actually thought the video sound had gone up a few notches, very realistic.  thumbsup

I miss flight sims. Although this looks very simplistic in its flight model, it still looks like fun.

By the way, and I'm not taking anything away from your skillz, but what's with the guys you were hitting while on their 6? Only one I noticed tried some yanking and banking..most were getting hit by you and still flying straight and level.
Maybe hit detection isn't obvious until you're on your way down, dunno.
113  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 04, 2013, 01:48:21 AM
From the replies aimed at my concerns that I posted, I say thank you. I respect the people I know here, more than any other gaming forum.
Very good news about the lack of grinding in the game.........excitement, anticipation, back on track.

I wonder if there will ever be a MMO that gives "the trinity" of play styles most of the things they want.

All content achievable for solo players
PvP that doesn't feel like an after thought
Raiding that causes all you hard core groupers to salivate.

I know that I know, that there is going to be another Leviathan of a game that will impact the community to the level WoW did.

But this time, it will be for the die-hard, experienced players instead of newbie friendly.

I've told you all I'm a man of faith.!!
I believe, I believe, I believe.........................
114  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 03, 2013, 02:55:55 PM
Starting to sound real grind-centric the more I read about it. I am going to take very seriously the warning to wait a month or two for the bug side of things to get fixed.
But if by then the community is still talking grind, I'll pass.
I love MMO's that can be fun and progressive even when you only have an hour or so to play.

I get that its an Asian MMO...And God bless them, that's the way they like to play.
Just not my cuppa joe.
115  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 03, 2013, 02:26:28 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on September 03, 2013, 01:19:53 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 03, 2013, 01:09:37 AM

so,main story yes...but class story,you have to have the right class equipped and be at the right level,no being a lvl 20 healer trying to do a lvl 20 Gladiator mission

The forced grouping is only the main story though right? They can't make us find tanks and healers to do DPS class missions... can they?

One of the reasons I never played XI was because of the grouping. EQ was the last time I grouped regularly and I didn't like it then (I was a warrior, not many options there) which is why I never got to max level, I did kill a few dragons though (no, not solo). That was about my last raids also. I tried a few in WoW, but I didn't have the time or interest to keep up with the gearing.

Yep, my sentiments as well.
I'm not anti-social by any means, but my over all experience with grouping in MMO's has left a bad taste in my mouth. If the main story line requires grouping I'm already cooling down on this one.
Some people just don't understand the play style of a solo'ist in a MMO. I've tried explaining it a hundred times to people, most are baffled and just don't get it.  My case in point for why I don't like grouping.
116  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 02, 2013, 09:42:26 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 02, 2013, 08:38:20 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 02, 2013, 08:35:59 AM

Kotaku Article on the Launch

From an unfinished mess that no one wanted to play to a highly-polished gem that nobody can access in just under three years. Way to relaunch, Square Enix.

That's what kills me.  It's not very often a company gets a chance to do a mea culpa on a bad game.  They did a fantastic job of redesigning the actual game, but I expect they will lose a ton of interested players because this launch has been such a disaster. 

I've been trying off and on all day today, and still no success.  It usually can't even find the NA/EU servers any more.

Feeling dry in SWToR again. Probably my last return to it. Checking this thread out, and boredom leading the way I went to buy it online. No digital downloads allowed at this time.
Bah...But for the company, what a nice predicament to be in............or not.
117  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: August 23, 2013, 08:45:53 PM
FTP MMO's lack immersion and the suspension of disbelief for me. There are a few reasons I dislike the current trend of FTP, but the snapping back to reality, that the real money advertising brings, just ruins it for me.

I think our expectations of good, immersive, MMORPG's has dwindled to accept this insipid, watered down way of making money on the backs of gamers.

I think part of it is the money grab, but also the lack of imaginative development of real content, in place of "cosmetic fluff".

The genre needs real help, instead of Band-Aid solutions.
118  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: August 23, 2013, 12:02:00 AM
Pay for fluff,
or subscribe for quality content updates?

I'll take Subscriptions for $14 Alex.
119  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: August 21, 2013, 01:44:24 PM
Way Cool.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Most Expensive Time of the Year: The Fall Gaming Rush 2013 on: August 18, 2013, 02:30:22 AM
The only game that's in my thoughts for future gaming is, Elder Scroll's MMO.

Going with my gut on this one. I believe its gonna knock it outta da park!!!
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