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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 18, 2014, 08:40:00 PM
What happened to the GT review for this game?  Metacritic shows it was there (a 75/100, screenshot below), but their link goes to a 404 page and there's no mention of it on the front page.

162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 15, 2014, 12:20:50 AM
I sell leader development training to federal government agencies. 

It's about as exciting as it sounds.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The weekend playlist - 7/11 on: July 13, 2014, 09:43:30 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 13, 2014, 06:19:50 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 12, 2014, 10:57:47 PM

A huge patch for FFXIV hit this week, adding a whole bunch of new stuff.  Will be running the new dungeons and starting on my wild hunting log.


Did you ever find the other six Atma Crystals you needed to build a new weapon?

-Autistic Angel

Yep.  Now working on the next level grind.  smile
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's your current jam? on: July 13, 2014, 12:49:48 PM
When Angry Metal Guy awarded The Ocean's "Pelagial" with their Album of the Year award last year, I kinda scoffed.  I'd heard a couple tracks, but nothing that really pulled me in.  On a whim, I gave it another listen about a month ago...and have listened to it every single day sense.  It really is a wholly remarkable album.  My favorite track that is stuck in my head this morning is Bathyalpelagic I:  Impasses.

I also can't get enough of Voyager's new album, simply titled "V".  Check out Hyperventilating
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The weekend playlist - 7/11 on: July 12, 2014, 10:57:47 PM
A huge patch for FFXIV hit this week, adding a whole bunch of new stuff.  Will be running the new dungeons and starting on my wild hunting log.

Trying to resist the temptation of the new Divinity game as well.
166  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: July 10, 2014, 12:28:11 PM
Patch 2.3 was released this week, which brings a ton of new additions.  Wild Hunts (similar to FF XII), a new PvP mode, multiple new dungeons, a continuation of the main storyline, chocobo raising, on and on.  Most of the new content is intended for high level, so I'm very excited to get going on it.  Bard is now at iLvl 94 with an atma weapon, working on my animus books (got 2 of 9 complete).  All this new stuff should keep me busy until the expansion next year.  smile

Thought this was a cool sunset shot in Limsa Lominsa, standing right outside the Grand Company HQ.

167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Changes in gaming habits over the years... on: July 10, 2014, 03:48:09 AM
I've seen a seismic shift in my gaming habits over the last 5 years.  Part of it is due to having kids (hence a lot less free time), but there have been some other big changes as well.

-  I've pretty much given up on consoles.  There isn't a single game that interests me enough to buy either of the current gen systems.  I had a Vita, but it collected dust and I sold it.  Have a DS, but haven't really played anything on it except Bravely Default.  The only game on the horizon that might get me to make the leap is Final Fantasy XV, and even that's iffy at this point.

-  I've really gotten into MMO's, which is a sentence I never thought I'd utter.  Guild Wars 2 and SWTOR were the ones that really got me hooked, and I've tried a ton of them since:  Rift, Tera, Neverwinter, Secret World, Aion, even WoW.  I rarely get to the end game stuff (not having much gaming time doesn't really lend itself to high end raid content), but I've spent at least 50-100 hours with each of these.  Final Fantasy XIV is the one exception, and it has completely taken over my gaming life for the past 6 months.  It's made me realize how much fun these things really can be, and I can see myself playing it for a long time.

-  I have little patience to learn complex games anymore.  If something doesn't grab me right off, I tend to shelve it very quickly and move on to something else.  I want games to be fun, not overly frustrating.  I also find that having more disposable income means I have less connection to the games I buy.  Used to be that I could only buy one or two games a month, so I made damn sure I got my money's worth.  I don't have that burning desire anymore, and have no problem giving up on a game if it's not clicking with me.

-  I played a ton of iOS games when I got my first iPad, but I've really cooled on that scene lately.  Everything simply seems like a clone of a clone of a clone, and there isn't much that is terribly interesting.  I also don't enjoy physics puzzlers or tower defense games, which seem to make up 90% of what's out there for iOS.  Every once in a while something comes along that I spend time with, but they're becoming few and far between.

Overall, I feel like I'm really starting to disconnect from the hobby. Since I don't care for open world or military games, I'm not into multiplayer FPS, and my favorite genre (JRPG) is all but dead these days, there simply isn't anything out there that I'm overly excited about.  Looked at the E3 coverage this year and realized there were literally only one or two games coming in the next year that I had any interest in at all.  I'm sure I'll never give up on the hobby entirely, but it's certainly not nearly the focus it used to be.
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 10, 2014, 03:33:35 AM

Quote from: ATB on July 09, 2014, 02:07:31 PM

Upon rewatching, the death that haunted me most was that of

Spoiler for Hiden:
Brodie. I had forgotten he was killed and I thought for sure I remembered a scene of him still sitting on the corner at the end of the show…but apparently that was at the end of one of the other seasons.  It was a gut punch.

While not a death, the one that got me the worst was

Spoiler for Hiden:
Dookie.  Seeing him go from being the one kid in the bunch with promise to shooting up in a back alley was heartbreaking

The death that got to me was actually very early on:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Wallace.  Watching him beg for his life from Bodie and Pooh was just brutal.  Especially since he was basically in charge of raising all the other neighborhood kids
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 10, 2014, 03:29:13 AM
Auntie Annie pretzel dogs at the DC airport.

It's a good thing they only sell these things in airports, otherwise my heart would likely explode.  Soooooo good...
170  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 03:27:18 AM
I've seen a few pretty spectacular flame-outs in all my years on the interwebs, but this may take the cake.  So congratulations on that, I guess.

Zeke was once amusing, but no longer.  The GT community is better than this bullshit and I hope it can be brought to a swift end.  And no, I have not reported anything to mods...just stating this one member's opinion.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 on: July 08, 2014, 10:48:39 PM
Never seen an ass-kicking of that magnitude at that level.  Simply amazing.
172  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 10:36:34 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 08, 2014, 10:12:12 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 08, 2014, 06:22:37 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 08, 2014, 01:06:30 PM

For the record i'm not trying to be an ass with my posts, but the views on this forum are so slanted to one side a balance has to come from somewhere.

...and that other thread being locked, I reported no one.

I thought you left R&P? Attention whore.

Figures you like soccer. Attention fag.

Maybe i'll just post some more in R&P just for you and a couple others, leelee. Or until I get banned.

Isn't that cute?  Bye troll.
173  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 07, 2014, 11:44:35 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 07, 2014, 11:28:26 PM

Years ago some braniac thought it was a good idea to stop serving whole milk in school lunches, or in vending machines.

Turns out it was completely wrong
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/whole-milk-may-be-better-for-kids-than-skim-milk/

Completely wrong?  Um, no.  Key word in that headline is "may".   "May", as in, "based on huge number of additional dietary variables".

EDIT:  Isgrimmnur beat me to it. 
174  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 06, 2014, 08:29:15 PM
This comment on an article about the lunch program flap quite amused me.

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Betty Ford: Let's curb the stigma of alcoholism.

Dems: OK.

GOP: What a courageous woman.

Rosalyn Carter: We must address mental health issues.

Dems: OK.

GOP:  Commie!

Nancy Reagan:  Let's address drug abuse.

Dems: OK.

GOP: What a courageous woman.

Barbara Bush: Let's address literacy issues.

Dems:  OK.

GOP:  What a courageous woman.

Hillary Clinton: We need to address healthcare issues.

Dems: OK.

GOP:  Commie!

Laura Bush:  Reading is important.

Dems:  Can we start with your husb...never mind, OK.

GOP:  What a courageous woman.

Michelle Obama:  Our children need to eat healthier.

Dems:  OK.

GOP.  Commie!
175  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 04, 2014, 03:47:12 AM

Quote from: Lee on July 03, 2014, 11:56:13 PM

It's far more amusing that people are even bothering to try to counter his points. You really think Zeke reads past the first line?

No.  It's actually more an exercise in preparation for my real-life relatives who actually spout many of the same ridiculous talking points that he does.
176  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 08:22:57 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 03, 2014, 08:00:19 PM

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Have you investigated about how this will severely limit the poor's ability to vote?

the poor have no problem attaining a drivers license, in most instances. and even if it's a big problem, i'd be all for offering them assistance to get it. just as long as they got it. lets remove any possibility of fraud out of the voting process. why is that a bad thing?

Yep, no problems at all.  (Fireball had an excellent breakdown of this a while back as well, but my search skills are failing me.  Maybe it was over at OO.)

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Ten states now have unprecedented restrictive voter ID laws. Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin all require citizens to produce specific types of government-issued photo identification before they can cast a vote that will count. Legal precedent requires these states to provide free photo ID to eligible voters who do not have one.

Unfortunately, these free IDs are not equally accessible to all voters. This report is the first comprehensive assessment of the difficulties that eligible voters face in obtaining free photo ID.

The 11 percent of eligible voters who lack the required photo ID must travel to a designated government office to obtain one. Yet many citizens will have trouble making this trip. In the 10 states with restrictive voter ID laws:

    Nearly 500,000 eligible voters do not have access to a vehicle and live more than 10 miles from the nearest state ID-issuing office open more than two days a week. Many of them live in rural areas with dwindling public transportation options.
    More than 10 million eligible voters live more than 10 miles from their nearest state ID-issuing office open more than two days a week.
    1.2 million eligible black voters and 500,000 eligible Hispanic voters live more than 10 miles from their nearest ID-issuing office open more than two days a week. People of color are more likely to be disenfranchised by these laws since they are less likely to have photo ID than the general population.
    Many ID-issuing offices maintain limited business hours. For example, the office in Sauk City, Wisconsin is open only on the fifth Wednesday of any month. But only four months in 2012 — February, May, August, and October — have five Wednesdays. In other states — Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas — many part-time ID-issuing offices are in the rural regions with the highest concentrations of people of color and people in poverty.

More than 1 million eligible voters in these states fall below the federal poverty line and live more than 10 miles from their nearest ID-issuing office open more than two days a week. These voters may be particularly affected by the significant costs of the documentation required to obtain a photo ID. Birth certificates can cost between $8 and $25. Marriage licenses, required for married women whose birth certificates include a maiden name, can cost between $8 and $20. By comparison, the notorious poll tax — outlawed during the civil rights era — cost $10.64 in current dollars.

The result is plain: Voter ID laws will make it harder for hundreds of thousands of poor Americans to vote. They place a serious burden on a core constitutional right that should be universally available to every American citizen.

This November, restrictive voter ID states will provide 127 electoral votes — nearly half of the 270 needed to win the presidency. Therefore, the ability of eligible citizens without photo ID to obtain one could have a major influence on the outcome of the 2012 election.

And this one,

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of course its an extreme idea, but is it really that bad of one?

At every conceivable level.
177  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 07:07:15 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 03, 2014, 04:12:00 PM

you mean, besides the specific targeting of conservatives/conservative groups?

Holy shit, this is still a thing even after being thoroughly debunked at every turn?  

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Ya, I missed that one too. Except for what our kids can eat in schools, huh?

Since childhood obesity isn't a problem at all in this county, damn her for trying to provide some healthy food options!

I swear, if Michelle Obama publicly came out in support of oxygen, a million conservative wingnuts would immediately asphyxiate on sheer principle.
178  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 02:42:38 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 03, 2014, 02:02:35 PM

I'm sorry that there's no straight guy burger for you to purchase.  I know how hard your struggles have been with your 'chosen' orientation, what with you being targeted by law enforcement for persecution, being denied equal protection under the law, and having your orientation designated as a mental disorder.

The president is currently seeking to expedite the return of illegal immigrant children.  But that doesn't fit the outrage narrative.

Voter ID a federal mandate? I thought conservatives were all about state's rights and the sanctity of the 10th Amendment.  And where is the landslide of voter fraud cases that we're supposed to be seeing?  If Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott can't find more than 26 cases in a state of 26 million, it must be a huge problem.  

Get the fuck over yourself.  

How I typically picture Isgrimnur:

179  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 01:55:19 PM
What the hell, I'm bored this morning.

Quote from: Zekester on July 03, 2014, 01:38:54 PM

Gay Pride Whopper in SF?
Really, BK? You're my favorite burger joint, and I have been eating those new BBQ burgers almost on a daily basis. But i'm done with BK now, unless they balance this shit out and release some sort of conservative-leaning food item  icon_confused

I'm pretty sure you can get a GETYOURFUCKINGHANDSOFFMYGUNS Burger at most places in Texas these days.

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Or, if my tax dollars are being used, then i'd be all for just taking some of these countries over and making them better places to live so the people dont want to leave.

Of course you would.  Because "taking over a country" is always such a simple and easy process, right?

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IRS needs slapped down bad. You all wouldn't like it if/when it's the other way around.

Care to expand on why you think this?

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And on a side-note, Moo-chele Nobama, you're all for getting us to eat better? First, mind your own freaking business, and second, how about starting with welfare recipients being the first ones forced to eat only what you feel is "good"

Huh, I must have missed the new federal law personally sponsored by the First Lady requiring everyone to eat healthy food.  BTW, and have you ever tried to buy healthy food on a small grocery budget?  That shit's expensive.
180  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 03, 2014, 05:06:40 AM

Quote from: Lee on July 03, 2014, 02:56:55 AM

Pocket Tactics says it's just a graphics update, game play is the same. They will have a review up tomorrow. Sounds like I will skip it from what I have seen posted about it in various places.

Yeah, I'm really kinda regretting the purchase since I own the original.  Should have waited for reviews...oh well.
181  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 05:15:34 PM
Is there any way to cancel a unit's movement?  I accidentally tapped a spot way across the map, and now my unit just keeps automatically moving there no matter what I do.  Can't figure out how to cancel it.

The game looks great, but my iPad feels like it's going to melt after about 10 minutes.  I've never felt it get this hot before.
182  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Civilization Revolution 2 Reased for Ipad...and apparently nobody knew... on: July 02, 2014, 01:50:15 PM
I was mentioned in the general thread, but info there tends to get buried rather quickly.

I'm interested, may give it a shot.  Figure I'm going to need something to keep me occupied while I wait hours for specific quests to pop in FF XIV.   crybaby
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomorrow is July 1, will we have ATB's GOTY? on: July 01, 2014, 01:37:04 AM

Quote from: ATB on July 01, 2014, 12:06:13 AM

icon_biggrin  Greatest thread title of all time.  icon_biggrin

And to answer your question, the only game I've played released in 2014 is Kinect Sports Rivals and it is not my game of the year.

2013's 2014 Game of the Year would be Battlefield 4.

I'm pretty much in the same boat.  The only two 2014 games I've spent any significant time with are Thief (which I quite enjoyed) and Bravely Default (which I enjoyed half of).  Neither are GOTY material.

Interestingly, I've probably spent much more time gaming overall in 2014 than I have in most of the previous years.  It's just all been spent with updates of games that released in 2013 (Final Fantasy 14) or 2012 (Diablo 3).  So my 2013 GOTY for 2014 would be FF XIV, and it's not even close.  It's actually become one of my top 3 games of all time, which I never would have expected when I started.
184  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Summer Sale Haul 2014 on: June 30, 2014, 05:59:07 PM
This was the first Steam sale where I didn't buy anything.  There were a couple games that were tempting, but not for what they were asking (i.e. AoW3).
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 10 Commandments of RPGs on: June 26, 2014, 07:15:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 26, 2014, 05:00:55 PM

Great list.

First comment is strong too:

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Thou shalt stop playing for 6 months, resume playing but not remember what thou was doing, and inevitably restart the game.

I keep hovering over the delete button for FF IV on my iPad because I know I won't remember where I left off 6 months ago.  Haven't pulled the trigger yet though.
186  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 26, 2014, 03:55:54 PM
Deadpool table for Zen Pinball dropped this morning.  Played 6 games...it's rather underwhelming and surprisingly dull.
187  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 26, 2014, 02:31:29 PM

Quote from: Fireball on June 25, 2014, 03:56:21 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 25, 2014, 03:40:24 PM

The supremes got one right!  

So now you can get stopped based on an anonymous call and they can swab your mouth for DNA, but they cannot search your phone! slywink

So they can know if you're a natural blond, but not if you say so on your Grindr profile.

Pepsi, meet monitor.  icon_lol icon_lol
188  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 26, 2014, 02:29:33 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 26, 2014, 01:27:40 PM

Gund? As in the stuffed animal company?

Gund, as in Gordon Gund, the former Cavs owner.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The 10 Commandments of RPGs on: June 25, 2014, 03:09:50 PM
Thought this was awesome, and very accurate.
190  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 25, 2014, 02:54:58 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 25, 2014, 02:38:24 PM

The Banner Saga coming to tablets this summer

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Stoic's viking-themed tactical role-playing game, The Banner Saga, is coming to iOS and Android tablet devices this summer, publisher Versus Evil announced.

The tablet version of the game will be exactly the same as the full Mac and Windows PC version, which launched in January this year. The controls have been optimized for touch and swipe inputs

I tried 3-4 times to get into Banner Saga on PC, and it just never clicked.  It's a game that I really want to like though...a big part of the problem was that I was simply distracted by other stuff.  Hopefully an iOS version that I can dedicate some time to on long flights will be a good solution.
191  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 25, 2014, 01:38:04 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 13, 2014, 08:48:23 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on June 13, 2014, 08:41:22 PM

Quote from: msteelers on June 13, 2014, 07:23:08 PM

I've been toying with Sky Force, but I'm really not good at the game. That's probably what has prevented the game from getting its dirty hooks into me.
It has an old school feel to it.  I think that's what keeps pulling me in.  It's not easy.  When I upgraded to Wing Cannons, and then Missiles, it got noticably easier.  I think we're meant to go back and replay earlier levels after upgrades to unlock more medals (and earn more stars).  I'm still impressed with the graphics.  It's one of the best looking games that I have on the iPad.    

I actually haven't even played anything but the first level!

The completionist in me wants to get all of those shiny trophies (for saving all the guys, shooting all the guys, not getting hit by the guys and something else guy-related) which increase multipliers.  I just got the shoot all the guys one, which leaves me with not getting hit and I've done them all, then level 2!

I've been playing quite a bit of this as well.  SHUMP's are typically not my thing, but this one is lots of fun...even if I'm terrible at it.  I've finished the first 4 missions, plus a couple of the "hard" versions that unlock after you get all the trophies for the regular stage.  Upgrades are definitely the key.  I've got my health and main cannon fully upgraded, and missiles, wing cannons, and magnet are all leveled about halfway (buying the X2 star booster helped).  They make a huge difference.

Finding that one postage stamp sized spot on the board that isn't filled with flaming death can be a challenge, but it's rather exhilarating when you do.  smile  
192  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 25, 2014, 01:13:15 AM
Rip pretty much admitted in the OO thread that he's just over here stirring the pot.   stirthepot
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 25, 2014, 01:07:01 AM

Quote from: Arclight on June 25, 2014, 12:25:04 AM

haha, And I rest my case. eek

I'm confused.  So your case is that it's a bad thing that we're concerned about members of the GT community who have disappeared?
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 24, 2014, 11:34:10 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 24, 2014, 08:06:11 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 24, 2014, 05:09:36 PM

Quote from: Arclight on June 24, 2014, 03:46:39 PM

Hey Ceekay, I bet dollars to do-nuts you're having a laugh at all of this "speculation"  Tongue

I've been around since Gone Gold's hey-day. What I've seen over the years is, the core group
of die-hards here are very picky about who they let "join" their online shenanigans.
I've felt it numerous times. You make a post that one of the "inner" group doesn't like
and now you're arguing with 3 or 4 others who carte-blanc  take the other guys side.

This is just an observation that might be an answer to why some just leave and say nothing.

Calling BS on this as someone who was also involved since GG's heyday. The die-hards didn't deny anything. Some people didn't fit in, said something stupid and got called on it, or failed to post something of interest, so they never got comfortable or felt like they were getting the attention they deserved. Something I have been trying to learn myself, is that if I am not fitting in with a group, be it work, social, or online, I need to look at how I acted and not look to blame it on others.

There is nothing wrong with realizing you don't fit in and moving on quietly. CK did it the right way (and we know he is fine). Just don't leave with a pathetic, attention seeking, explosion (which I am guilty of), it just makes you look silly. Look at yourself and try not to blame the forum members because didn't fit in.

Yeah, I'm not sure where Arc is coming from.  Everyone feels like they're in a black hole of unresponsiveness from time to time, I'm sure.  Just as I'm sure that everyone has had a dustup with someone here.  But I'm pretty sure there's not a Trendinati that's muscling people out that don't know the secret handshake.

Also, I'm pretty sure CeeKay left due to time issues and not anything personal with anyone here.  It was pretty obvious that he was spending waaaaay too much time here, and he needed to focus on school.  This is speculation, but what I've heard from him seems to indicate this.

Speaking of speculation, though, Arc, you might feel less persecuted if you actually read the thread before posting.  As pug mentioned, we're discussing metallicorphan here (using CeeKay's departure as a springboard), and some of us are quite concerned about him.

There have been multiple vigorous debates with Arclight in R&P around religious beliefs.  But again, that has absolutely zero to do with Arc as a community member and everything to do with the actual topic.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 24, 2014, 04:42:25 PM

Quote from: Arclight on June 24, 2014, 03:46:39 PM

Hey Ceekay, I bet dollars to do-nuts you're having a laugh at all of this "speculation"  Tongue

I've been around since Gone Gold's hey-day. What I've seen over the years is, the core group
of die-hards here are very picky about who they let "join" their online shenanigans.
I've felt it numerous times. You make a post that one of the "inner" group doesn't like
and now you're arguing with 3 or 4 others who carte-blanc  take the other guys side.

This is just an observation that might be an answer to why some just leave and say nothing.

Without getting too much into it, I would say that reaction typically has far more to do with the topics being discussed (and their tone) than whether or not a particular poster is "in" or not.
196  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 12:38:32 AM
From now on, I'm going to start calling any willfully obtuse person I meet a Zeke.

"You know, we've tried having a discussion with that guy, but he just keeps repeating the same argument over and over.  Weird thing is, his argument doesn't make any sense to begin with."

"Eh, don't waste your time.  He's just a Zeke."
197  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 23, 2014, 05:06:55 PM
I loved CivRev on consoles (side note:  it was the first game I ever reviewed for GT, back when I was on staff  icon_cool), but the iOS version was rather lackluster.  Still, I'll be very interested to see what they do with a follow-up.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 - Man have Spain, England and Italy Sucked! on: June 23, 2014, 11:59:31 AM
With both sides only needing a draw to advance, the US/Germany might be the most boring game in the history of World Cup football.  They're both going to play extremely conservative, not wanting to take any chances and give up a stupid goal.  That's what I'm hoping for, anyways.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/20/14 on: June 23, 2014, 11:57:22 AM

Quote from: Gratch on June 20, 2014, 05:29:25 PM

More Final Fantasy XIV.  Trying to upgrade to an Atma weapon, which means I'm now at the whims of the RNG gods trying to farm 12 different Atma stones that each have a 5% drop rate.   finger  Thankfully I can still grind out Myth and Soldiery tomes to get that high-level my gear while I'm at it.

Picked up 6 of the 12 Atma crystals and ran three of the end game "hard mode" dungeons I've been putting off forever (Copperbell, Haukke, and Leviathan).  A very productive weekend.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/23) on: June 23, 2014, 04:26:33 AM
Nothing, unless something happens to grab my eye in the Steam sale.
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