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161  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.
162  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.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 - Man have Spain, England and Italy Sucked! on: June 23, 2014, 12:47:24 AM
If Bradley simply boots the ball out of bounds with 30 seconds left, the US is through.  That guy has been horrible both games.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 22, 2014, 11:06:29 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 22, 2014, 08:11:31 PM

I hope when I inevitably disappear people are half as concerned.  ninja

Hope he's ok and just on leave or really busy with real life.

Who are you again?  Tongue

I think the big concern with MO is that he mentioned he had some health issues.  When someone just vanishes after that...makes you wonder.  frown
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 22, 2014, 06:13:14 PM
Not that I know of.  Hoping he's ok.   icon_confused
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/20/14 on: June 21, 2014, 06:59:21 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 21, 2014, 12:09:03 PM

Add Papers, Please to my list. Picked it up on the cheap from the Steam Summer Sale. Though some may find it shocking, the game has made me realize I'm a heartless bastard.  icon_wink

I've tried a couple times to get into "Papers Please" after all the hype.  It's an interesting idea, but I just don't get the appeal.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/20/14 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.
168  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 11:34:18 PM
We've been long overdue for a good Zeke thread.   The guy is such an perfect parody of the uber-conservative, "evil libruls", "AMURICA FUCK YEAH!" stereotype that I can't help but laugh.  The fact he's dead serious about it makes it all the more funny.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 14, 2014, 11:02:38 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 14, 2014, 10:10:58 PM

Oh, where did you find it for $45?  It seems to be $60 most places.

-Autistic Angel

Greenmangaming had a 20% off coupon last weekend.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 14, 2014, 09:01:41 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 14, 2014, 08:08:30 PM

Yeah, Gratch is really making me want to give Wildstar a go.

Why, because I actively dislike it?  Tongue

For whatever reason, this game just doesn't click with me at all. Tried it again last night with a different class, and I still dislike nearly everything about it. None of the classes seem particularly interesting, the setting and story are 'meh', it generally runs like crap on my mid-range system (even with everything on lower settings), I don't really care for the combat, nothing about the game feels intuitive...just seems like everything about it is rubbing me the wrong way.

I'm still going to try and give it a few more levels to see if it gets better, but I'm really wishing I would have just done a 7-day trial instead of dropping the $45.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 13, 2014, 03:32:20 PM
I tried Wildstar last weekend, and really disliked it.  Will give it another look this weekend and hopefully it clicks a little better.

I'm sure there will be some time spent with FF XIV as well, although playing the waiting game for the endgame dungeons is really starting to wear on me.  I'm at the point that I literally have nothing to do unless I can find a group, which takes anywhere from 10-45 minutes (depending on the popularity of the dungeon, guild members online, etc.)  As much as I love the game, I'm not sure I have the patience for this end-game grind.
172  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 13, 2014, 02:33:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 12, 2014, 04:33:08 PM

It's an older title, but I just picked up Cook, Serve, Delicious! and I'm completely addicted to it.  The more freeform way you can progress through the game, choosing your own new foods, food upgrades, and equipment, is a welcome change compared to the super structured way most time management games have you advance.  If you've ever enjoyed a Sally's Spa type game, I highly recommend it.

Damn you, now I have to go buy this.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dumb and Dumber To on: June 11, 2014, 10:01:00 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 11, 2014, 12:07:10 PM


I wasn't expecting to, but I laughed.  Heartily, even.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 10, 2014, 03:04:10 PM
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 02:23:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 10, 2014, 01:52:47 PM

Not sour grapesing as getting the XB1 was worth it solely for BF4, but my initial instincts not to buy a 'next gen console' seemingly were dead on.

I could have happily waited until Xmas of 2015 if not later to dive in given what has been revealed and released so far.

Same here.  Glad I did a PC upgrade a few months back instead of grabbing a PS4.  Highly doubt I'll dive into this console generation until FF XV hits.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/6/14 on: June 09, 2014, 06:33:55 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 07, 2014, 06:27:58 PM

Still grinding away in FF XIV.  Beat all the hard mode primals last night and got my relic weapon this morning.  Now it's back to grinding Myth Tomes for that level 90 gear.

Have to admit that I'm a bit intrigued by Wildstar.  Will probably be my next game after my FF addiction wanes.

Bit the bullet on Wildstar, and came away really wishing I had just done a trial instead.  I dislike nearly everything about it:  the combat, the story, the graphics, the wholly unintuitive systems, etc.  Spent about 4-5 hours with it yesterday, and was not impressed at all.  I kind of assumed things had improved from the beta I tried (based on all the positive feedback), but it left me completely cold.  Oh well...it's not like I've never spent $$ for games I disliked before.

I've nearly unlocked all the endgame content for FF XIV, just one more questline to finish up.  Of course, unlocking them is the easy part...now I actually have to go and run these dungeons and boss battles.   paranoid  Add in the grind of endgame loot, and I'll be with this one for quite a while, I think.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A little different request....music to travel by on: June 09, 2014, 03:38:03 PM
They tend to fall more closer to the "industrial" than "EDM" side of the spectrum, but check out Frontline Assembly.  Their FLAvour of the Weak album is very dancehall-y, and is a blast to listen to.  They're my second favorite electronic band, only behind Skinny Puppy.
178  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 07, 2014, 06:37:40 PM
I don't know if it's TA or just my general lack of interest in iOS gaming right now, but I find myself going to that site less and less.  Their reviews are all over the map, and mostly serve as a personal "what not to buy" list (I.e. If they liked it, I'm pretty sure I won't). Hearing about this incident certainly doesn't paint them in a better light.

Everything in iOS gaming right now feels like a clone of a clone of a clone.  Outside of Threes (which I thoroughly enjoy), there's been very little that has grabbed my attention lately. 
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/6/14 on: June 07, 2014, 06:27:58 PM
Still grinding away in FF XIV.  Beat all the hard mode primals last night and got my relic weapon this morning.  Now it's back to grinding Myth Tomes for that level 90 gear.

Have to admit that I'm a bit intrigued by Wildstar.  Will probably be my next game after my FF addiction wanes.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 05, 2014, 07:25:51 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 05, 2014, 05:24:15 PM



 icon_lol icon_lol

At the risk of going R&P, there is a billboard for some church or another that I pass every day on my way home, with a huge picture of Jesus on it.  When I first started this job (10 years ago), the image was what I had always traditionally seen as Jesus with long hair, a long beard, tattered robes, etc.  Over the last few years, he's slowly changed and received much lighter skin, a short haircut (like the one below), very neatly trimmed facial hair, and a flowing and pristine white robe.

The gradual transformation from "hippie Jesus" to White Republican JesusTM has been rather amusing to watch.  I guess now he's less threatening...or something
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 04, 2014, 04:27:33 PM




182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/30/14 on: June 02, 2014, 06:07:31 PM
I wish Bravely Default would have kept my attention for that long.  I just couldn't wrap my brain around the idea of playing the entire thing over again.  Keep telling myself that I'll get back to it one of these days...
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/30/14 on: June 01, 2014, 05:49:04 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 30, 2014, 04:42:18 PM

FF XIV, and hopefully catch up on some sleep.

I finished the main storyline, have run multiple high-level (50) dungeons, started beast tribe quests, polished off the Archer hunting log (and am most of the way through Maelstrom), advanced to the highest GC ranking, unlocked most of the Hard mode dungeons, and got through the first 6 steps of my relic weapon quest.  That's a pretty damn productive weekend.

I have to be honest, I'm not sure I've ever been as addicted to a game as I am to FF XIV.  I typically just lose interest once I hit endgame MMO content, but I haven't had even the slightest pull to quit playing.  Quite the opposite...I find that I'm actually becoming more interested the further I get into the endgame stuff.  I'd love it if FF XIV followed the FF XI route and added a whole truckload of expansions over the next few years.
184  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: May 31, 2014, 06:10:43 AM
Just finished the main storyline and got my Magitek mount.   ninja
185  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 30, 2014, 11:56:56 PM
The Texas morons double down, start following people who were filming their "demonstration".

186  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: LA Clippers Owner Guy on: May 30, 2014, 10:01:13 PM
Sterling is now counter-suing the NBA for one...billion...dollars
187  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: May 30, 2014, 06:47:11 PM
Last quarter, Candy Crush made more money than all Nintendo games...combined.

I has a sad.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/30/14 on: May 30, 2014, 04:42:18 PM
FF XIV, and hopefully catch up on some sleep.
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 29, 2014, 03:14:24 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on May 29, 2014, 02:08:34 PM

Yes, OO is down again.  The proper authorities have been notified, the Avengers are assembling, etc. 

No way man, this is an octopus-free zone. Tongue
190  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 11:09:41 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 29, 2014, 03:56:22 AM

Quote from: Teggy on May 29, 2014, 03:14:04 AM

These guys were bringing loaded rifles into a burrito restaurant. If I was a patron the first thing I would probably do is call 911 and I doubt I'm alone in that.

Over their dead bodies you would!  

That should be Freedom BodiesTM, thank you very much.
191  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 01:44:09 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on May 29, 2014, 01:12:20 AM

Quote
Chipotle Mexican Grill may have thought it was protecting potentially frightened customers when it urged people to leave their guns at home. But not so fast.

Itís clear to me that Chipotle should have known better. It was playing with fire by infringing on the Second Amendment and bowing to public pressure from a social media campaign. The ban was bound to give pro-gun supporters indigestion. Even though the company claimed the move was voluntary, that's not how it played among gun enthusiasts who believe their rights are under siege. This smells like a step toward a total ban and activists want to use their firepower to make sure it goes no further.

Oh, FFS.   Roll Eyes

Yes, it's your constitutionally protected right (discussion on whether that should continue to be a neverending, all-exclusive right will be tabled for another time), but what the fuck happened to common sense?  With the number of nutjobs walking into public places and randomly opening fire, you don't see how this might possibly cause people to have a problem with it?  I don't know your intent.  I don't know whether you're high, drunk, crazy, responsible with that gun, etc., so yes, I will quickly be moving me and mine away from you stupid assholes as quickly as possible.

Bunch of attention whoring dipshits, all of 'em.
192  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 12:37:29 AM
Joe the Plumber needs to stop usin' all them fancy words.  If he were a real 'Murican Patriot, he'd just exercise his God-given rights and start bringing his rifles into Sonic and Chili's instead.  That'll learn them darn liebruals.
193  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: May 28, 2014, 03:18:38 PM
Dragon Quest 8 hits iOS tonight.  Trying to decide if I want to jump into that time sink again or not.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: May 27, 2014, 08:36:06 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on May 27, 2014, 05:28:15 PM

I'm watching this now for the first time, just finished the first season, and it's certainly good but I'm not on the best TV show of all time bandwagon just yet.  Even on HBO I think Deadwood had a better first season, but I also know The Wire peaks season 3 or 4, so these are just some thoughts after hearing so much about the show for so long.

Season 1, while good, really just sets the stage for the awesomeness that is seasons 3 and 4.  I didn't like Season 2 the first time, but it was infinitely better on a repeat viewing.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: May 27, 2014, 05:11:24 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 27, 2014, 04:14:20 PM

7 episodes into rewatching this and am as riveted as I was then.

Staying up way too late as I cannot turn it off.

A lot more swearing than i remember... slywink

I rewatched it recently as well.  Such an incredible show, even better the second time around.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/26) on: May 26, 2014, 04:19:33 PM
Not a thing for me.

Quote from: The Grue on May 26, 2014, 04:14:35 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 26, 2014, 03:06:35 PM

Is there a "best place to preorder" WD?  I thought there was a good reason to go digital this time, but I can't remember.

Why not consult this handly spreadsheet?



Pretty ridiculous that they have this many editions of this game.

I have zero interest in Watchdogs, but that's just f-ing stupid.
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok, let me explain how the Internet works... on: May 26, 2014, 04:17:42 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 26, 2014, 06:26:57 AM

So several of you have approached me to "clean up your online persona" or various deviations from that statement.  

People are seriously asking you to do this?   saywhat
198  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: May 26, 2014, 02:05:02 PM
Was a very productive FF XIV weekend.  I hit the level cap with my Bard (yay!), finished my class quest and got the first 4 pieces of blue gear and final Bard abilities, ran two new dungeons for the first time, got my first piece of Darklight gear (will have it this afternoon), finished the second to last tiers in both the Archer and a Maelstrom hunting logs, and made significant progress on the story quests.  I've got about a dozen left.

Looking forward to trying out some MMO endgame content for the first time ever.  I've got a rough plan together for getting iLevel up to 70 plus my Relic weapon, which should keep me busy for quite a while.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/23/14 on: May 23, 2014, 05:02:52 PM
I'll be playing the "try not to forcefully excrete bodily fluids from either end due to a stomach virus" game.  The  gameplay is absolutely shitty.   icon_wink
200  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: May 22, 2014, 12:53:12 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on May 21, 2014, 10:14:08 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 20, 2014, 09:58:22 PM

I really liked FF XIV when playing as a tank...I love it as a DPS.  It's been a completely different experience with this new class, and I say with confidence that this is now my all-time favorite MMO.  I was just going to sub for 30 days and see what's new, but I re-upped for 90 days yesterday.  This is the first time I've ever looked forward to trying out end-game content on an MMO...they typically don't keep me interested that long.
I agree.  I've been enjoying playing a lancer.  It's unfortunate that so many mmo's rely on the group role trinity, and then make the tank role so stressful.  In FF14 there's no hiding the potential negative side of playing a tank since you have to do group content starting at level 15.  On a positive note, it seems like a lot of players recognize this and at least try to give the tank player commendations.  What's so interesting (to me) about this game is that you may be grouping with players that are doing a level 20 dungeon with you, but those players are already level 30+ in other classes...on the same character.   

I got my chocobo last night.  I felt like I earned it after 3 group dungeons, 1 group primal fight, and 2000 company seals.  It's pretty cool how the chocobos have your grand company logo on their barding.     

I love the fact that you can try out every class as the same character.  The only problem is that leveling a sub-class without any story quests (doing only leves, dungeons, and mob grinding) is downright painful.
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