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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 23, 2014, 06:43:58 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 23, 2014, 06:30:23 PM

Playing heroic now, first time I've felt challenged.  I'll beat it evetnually

Did you have to modify your deck?
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 23, 2014, 06:09:52 PM
I guess my complaint about Naxx is that I have no urge to play it again. I still have the heroic levels, but I don't really want to deal with the frustration. Unless there are Naxx quests, I can't see going back.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface - Surface Pro 2 unveiled on: July 23, 2014, 12:29:24 PM
MS is constantly patching this thing and most of the little things are gone, like the really slow wifi connecting on wake up. Liking it more and more and then the thing goes and acts weird on me again. I last used it about 20 hours ago and the battery was at 85%. Turn it on this morning and the battery is down to 10%. Nothing was left running but background apps like dropbox and Evernote. It has never gone down that quickly in sleep before.

Then I run update, it restarts, plug it in, and I close the keyboard to put it to sleep. Few minutes later the fans on it come on. Something called Windows Installer Worker has the CPU at 20% but it isn't installing anything. Reboot and CPU is at 0%, but the fan still won't turn off. It finally turns off when I put it back to sleep. This problem scares me a bit because I don't want it doing that when stashed in a bag. Plus I need to be able to rely on the battery. Hopefully it was just a fluke.

I really like the thing, but sick of these little issues.

One really cool thing I discovered tonight (this morning actually, insomnia is killing me): double click the pen button to take a screen shot from anywhere, then it opens in OneNote where you can crop it. That is so handy and neat.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 23, 2014, 11:44:35 AM
The class challenges are pretty easy too, and I enjoyed them the most.

Reading Reddit's Hearthstone sub, people are making it sound like the heroic difficulty isn't too bad either if you play the right deck. Of course whenever I read anything about Hearthstone online I feel like I am the only one who doesn't study the game and know all the ins and outs. I don't really know what any of the decks are.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Star Wars movie poll on: July 23, 2014, 04:30:46 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 23, 2014, 04:24:31 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 23, 2014, 01:25:32 AM

That's gotta be trolling

Reworded to clarify a poorly worded section.  Wasn't trolling.  smile

I assumed he meant people trolling the poll. No?
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Star Wars movie poll on: July 23, 2014, 12:52:10 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 23, 2014, 12:08:29 AM

I guess the Phantom Menace doesn't surprise me too much.  The younger generation that had no previous tie to Star Wars had really no concept of how terrible it was.  If the prequels are your introduction to the universe then that's probably the baseline for how you judge everything from then on.

Those poor kids, their parents failed them.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best Star Wars movie poll on: July 22, 2014, 09:30:56 PM
FiveThirtyEight (great site, especially if you like stats) has a break down on the Star Wars movies.

This is the one I find most surprising:


Ten percent rate the Phantom Menace as the best movie? Now that some time has passed, I don't think I know one person who liked it. At the time there were people who enjoyed it, but I think that was mainly because they were in denial after being disappointed. Although I despised all 3 of the prequels, I also thought they got a bit better with each passing movie. Are you, or someone you know, in that 10%?

Interesting article with a few more charts at the link above.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 22, 2014, 06:54:27 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 22, 2014, 06:34:50 PM

PvE decks can be very different from PvP decks and be successful.

So maybe on normal level it's pretty easy? Curious as to what others think.

Some of the cards/special powers are pretty brutal. AI seems decent pulling off some combos. Other than it crashing, seems very well done.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 22, 2014, 06:48:13 PM
Beat the final boss, it was close, got a fireball right when I needed it. Game timed out right away. Can't get back in. Sure I can beat it again, just don't want to.

Edit: I got credit for the win. I got a legendary! My 3rd now (that everyone else is also going to have). icon_confused I really should just invest in $20 of cards.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 22, 2014, 06:22:45 PM
It's out. Beat the first boss easily with my mage deck. smile

Edit: and beat the second one easily. Not sure if I have been lucky or I have a good deck (I have never got above rank 17 with this deck).
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Comcast on: July 21, 2014, 07:58:53 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 18, 2014, 10:50:27 PM

I've had Comcast cable and internet service for going on 17 years now, and can count the number of issues on one hand.  Even when one does arise, they've been pretty quick to get it fixed, and their people have all be quite nice (even if they don't seem like the sharpest knives in the drawer). 

Guess I should just consider myself lucky.

That you are probably paying entirely too much compared to what some countries in Europe or Asia get for their money should make you a little bit unhappy with them. Also because companies like Google have proved that it's possible to provide high speed internet for a lot less than Comcast or their competitors.
92  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chic fil a and their overly religious behavior. on: July 21, 2014, 07:49:53 PM
I think Harpua3 is implying that their niceness is connected to religion because of statements like this "The company's official statement of corporate purpose says that the business exists 'To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A'" Some documentary I saw a few years ago about Christianity in America (I forget the name) covered it a bit, and religion is very much part of their working environment. I always assumed they are so nice because of it, I just don't care, I would rather deal with someone being overly nice than the opposite when ordering fast food.

Excessive politeness always strikes me as it must be for some ulterior motive, so it's easy to make the religion connection, at least for me it is. (That probably says more about me than Chick-fil-a, I know.)
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: July 21, 2014, 07:28:06 PM
Why does it have jet engines?
94  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chic fil a and their overly religious behavior. on: July 21, 2014, 04:28:27 AM
I wouldn't eat there for years because they seem to indirectly use their Christian ownership as a selling point. I got over that. I don't eat there much (at all now that I don't live near one), but I always found it nice going to a fast food place where the employees genuinely seemed nice and to care. I don't think I have ever had a bad Chic-fil-a experience, while I am not sure I can ever say I ordered Taco Bell and been glad I went there (bad CS, dirty restaurants, low quality food).

Still, I would rather they leave their politics out if it.
95  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 19, 2014, 09:51:43 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on July 19, 2014, 04:21:36 PM

Yikes. Perhaps I should rethink my choice of MSE.  icon_neutral

They really liked BitDefender. I didn't like the free version because it seemed like it was constantly scanning when I didn't want it to. Maybe I should just pay for it?

I really don't go much off the beaten path on the internet, plus my PCs are used for games and productivity, I don't really do much web browsing on them. So MSE is probably fine for me.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Comcast on: July 18, 2014, 10:32:07 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 18, 2014, 07:34:30 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 17, 2014, 09:25:48 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 17, 2014, 07:31:43 PM

I have something like this too, internet and tv through the electric power board here in Chattanooga.  They claim
We have the fastest internet in the country and I couldn't wait to switch from comcast to them 2 years ago, not because of the speed, but because of my feelings towards comcast, which are enormously negative.

Are you going to be able to keep your service as is? IIRC, it's a Tennessee rep that is the one who started this bill in the first place. She is heavily funded by the cable companies as well.

I haven't heard about this, id like to see them try and take it from me though.  I kid of course, but my particular city is putting a lot on our recognition as " the gig city" and I assure you this isn't because of "Xfinity".  In reality it's a big reason we've had Amazon and VW open centers/plants here.  There is way too much riding on that for some broad (sp, never used it in this context before today, but it seemed appropriate) with Comcast money in her pocket to do a damn thing about it.

Our politicians frankly won't let that happen.  If they do, I'll be here talking about it I promise.

Summary of what is going on in your state with muni-broadband. Your state already came up with a law limiting it, and your congressman is leading the way at the federal level. All of this is being funded by the big cable companies.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Comcast on: July 17, 2014, 09:25:48 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 17, 2014, 07:31:43 PM

I have something like this too, internet and tv through the electric power board here in Chattanooga.  They claim
We have the fastest internet in the country and I couldn't wait to switch from comcast to them 2 years ago, not because of the speed, but because of my feelings towards comcast, which are enormously negative.

Are you going to be able to keep your service as is? IIRC, it's a Tennessee rep that is the one who started this bill in the first place. She is heavily funded by the cable companies as well. 
98  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: AMD Raptr/Gaming Evolved (WTF?) on: July 17, 2014, 09:19:50 PM
Sure I unsubscribe as well, but I shouldn't have to jump through hoops. I like Steam, but now they are putting added layers that want to do the same thing on top of it, like UPlay. Now if I play some games, I get Steam messages, UPlay messages, and now Raptr messages. Yes I can/will/do turn them off but it's getting out of hand. None of these extra services seem to be providing with anything I asked for or wanted.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yogscast Yogventures successful Kickstarter ($570k) game cancelled on: July 17, 2014, 09:14:33 PM
Not surprised. I know kickstarter has produced some great games, but for me it's just not worth it. I backed Godus, which is slowly getting there, but the fact they decided to make it F2P makes me wish I wouldn't have bothered. The other game I don't even remember what it was. In the year since I backed it I think I have gotten one or two updates. In the future I will just buy finished games, I don't have the money to be messing with Kickstarter or early access.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 17, 2014, 09:08:56 PM
Now do I spend money on it or try to save gold? I seem to be so far behind everyone on legendary and rare cards, I am considering dropping money on packs as well.

Has anyone played against a rogue doing the card overflow thing? Where they force you into so getting so many cards that you start losing them? Most tedious match I have ever played. Took forever and it just wasn't fun. Every turn was just tying to lay down as many cards as I could to clear my hand out, and I still lost. Legitimate strategy, but completely took the fun out of the match.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Comcast on: July 17, 2014, 02:25:26 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 16, 2014, 01:39:51 AM

Quote from: Lee on July 16, 2014, 12:29:42 AM


Still, I have never had a cable company that I did like. We need competition.

What you need is a municipal internet provider. I get mine (cable tv, too!) through our electrical utility. It's taxpayer owned and the payments stay in the community; any profits get turned over to town government. They have fewer than 10,000 customers and when I have a problem I know I'm going to be speaking to either Donna or Chris.

That's right: communism. I'm glad our utility was chartered in 1892 because the conglomerates have made it next to impossible for communities to establish them now. Internet service should be a public utility like electricity and water. Duh.

House just passed a bill today to make it harder for towns to provide internet themselves. I really just want more choices. A dish isn't suitable in a lot of apartments I have lived. DSL just isn't fast enough.
102  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pocket Gamer's 100 most anticipated iOS/Android games on: July 17, 2014, 01:17:01 AM

Quote from: rittchard on July 16, 2014, 08:26:17 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 16, 2014, 01:52:21 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 16, 2014, 12:15:15 AM

A new Tiny Tower?? Why? I still don't get this "game". I am sure it will be the same game with different graphics as usual from them.

I enjoyed the first one until the progression got too slow, and then I enjoyed Tiny Death Star until the progression got too slow.  But another one already?  These free-to-play games are already so formulaic, 83% of the fun is seeing the formula applied to a new setting.  I don't see how Vegas is going to feel that much different than Tiny Tower 1.

I'm actually beta testing it.  I didn't play any others in the series.  It's amusing but I think they need to make better use of the casino games to make it more appealing to a broader/different audience.

For me, that is the problem with all of Nimblebit's games, bar Nimble Quest, not enough game to them. Just a little more complexity and I think they would be great games. I played Tiny Tower for about a week, and then I realized I was just waiting for timers to run down, there didn't seem to be any challenge. It seems to work for them though, it's just not for me.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon.com Problem... on: July 17, 2014, 12:35:27 AM
I have had bad luck with the "fulfilled by Amazon" in the past so I try to avoid it. A manufacture (Jawbone) even refused to honor a warranty because it was not actual Amazon that I got it from (needless to say I won't buy anything from them now).

Apple stuff though I only buy through Apple. If you bought it through them and have troubles, you can walk into a store and they will bend over backwards to help you.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 16, 2014, 11:53:23 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 16, 2014, 09:09:29 PM

You can sort of game it and quicksave and just try spacing through them.  It's sort of neat that you can save mid conversation.

At first I was saving before conversations just for that reason, but then I realized that it is part of the game so I should live with it. If I don't like it, I should start over again with "loyal" AIs. I do wish they would agree sometimes though, my wizard is really a bitch, she's always for making money and fighting so far.
105  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 16, 2014, 07:09:15 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 16, 2014, 07:05:02 PM

MSE does malware and spyware in addition to virus scanning.  I'm not sure to what degree, but it's in there.

That's what I thought, so it seems redundant. Still I switched to that combo myself (MSE & MalwareBytes) just because I was sick of of BitDefender doing a very intensive scan while I am playing a game.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 16, 2014, 07:06:24 PM
I started over so I could apply the AI, I couldn't see how to change it mid game. I picked judge for my fighter and rascal for my wizard. I generally use the fighter as the main and try to select to do nice things. The wizard disagrees on everything and I have to do rock, paper, scissors to decide. Which I always lose at. It's very weird, but sort of interesting.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Comcast on: July 16, 2014, 12:29:42 AM
I am sure everyone has seen this by now, but just in case.

Customer service call from hell. Soundcloud link at the bottom of the article.

Basically a guy calls to cancel and the CS rep acts like it's a bad break up and won't do it. Insisting how great Comcast is repeatedly. I find it hard to believe its real, but it's on the internet, so it must be. It's a good listen if you need a laugh.

I have Comcast for cable and internet and while I don't hate them, they aren't great. Little things, like when I ordered I wanted the blast internet, I didn't get it. Called them and they said my package deal was for the slower speed. I had a link up for it, but she said that wasn't what I had. They gave in and included it, but it was a fight.

Their fancy new X1 cable box is crap. Very slow and you never know what is going to work on any given day. Favorites disappearing. Then they are back. Then I can't delete them. On-Demand showing episodes but not playing them. Stuff like that.

And then this week my internet went out every few hours for a couple of days. I didn't bother to call them, but a friend does who needs internet for work. She said they were very unhelpful and didn't even offer a credit for the downtime.

Still, I have never had a cable company that I did like. We need competition.
108  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Pocket Gamer's 100 most anticipated iOS/Android games on: July 16, 2014, 12:15:15 AM
List here.

High points for me:
Warhammer 40: Armageddon - It's by Slitherine, so I have high hopes this one is done right. Just expect a clumsy interface and passable graphics. (One of 4 Warhammer games on the list. I love Warhammer stuff, just seems they are handing out the licenses at this point.)

Motorsport Manager: 20 years ago their was an F1 manager game from Microprose. I loved it and been looking for a replacement ever since. Hoping this is it.

Hearthstone Naxx expansion - Obviously. smile

Anno: Build an Empire - Not a huge Anno fan, but maybe this will be the city builder to shine on a tablet? Free to play though, so not likely IMO.

Card Hunter - the web based game is pretty cool, great atmosphere

Blood Bowl - Love the PC version, not sure it will translate well to a tablet though.

A new Tiny Tower?? Why? I still don't get this "game". I am sure it will be the same game with different graphics as usual from them.

Thoughts?
109  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] OTTTD (Was Cool June Releases) on: July 15, 2014, 11:21:38 PM
Ok, I am addicted to OTTD, thanks for the recommendation Rittchard. I usually have little tolerance for repeating a mission over and over to beat it, but last night I must have tried level 15 about 10 times before I finally beat it. Once I finally did, it was felt good.
110  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / AMD Raptr/Gaming Evolved (WTF?) on: July 15, 2014, 10:43:20 PM
Has AMD gone down hill, or am I getting old?

I noticed that the Catalyst Control Center for my Radeon card hadn't updated the drivers for months, which seemed strange. CCC also didn't seem to have any way to force it to check for new drivers. So I went to re-download CCC since it doesn't seem you can get just the drivers anymore. The first time I opted for their "easiest method" which installed some driver update program that charges for a subscription. Not sure if I followed a bad link or what. Erased that and tried again.

Now it's installing this Gaming Evolved thing. I don't want another social platform. Not sure it's "optimization" suggestions for games are correct either. So what is the point of it? Is this a good thing? It looks like you don't have to use it, but it installed without even asking me. Is anyone using it or is everyone on Nvidia? Is Nvidia pulling this crap too?

[Rant]I miss the old DOS days. Sure you had to know what you were doing and sometimes jump through hoops to get games to run, but you didn't have to put up with all the crapware that everything wants to install nowadays. Nor did you have to sign up/join anything. No I don't want you sending me emails, I just want the drivers. I feel liked I spend more time fighting with my PC that I do using it. (I am a die hard Mac user though, so take that with a grain of salt.)]/Rant]
111  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 15, 2014, 10:26:52 PM
Isn't running MalwareBytes and Windows Defender/MSE bad since they are both monitoring for malware. Couldn't that cause a conflict?
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 15, 2014, 10:25:10 PM
Huge patch today which also added personalities to your characters (not sure if you need to start over to do so). From Steam:
Quote
Hello everybody!

We just released the first official patch for Divinity:Original Sin which introduces the concept of AI personalities.

During character creation, you can now select a specific personality for your characters. When a personality is active the AI will automatically make dialogue choices (based on its personality) for the avatar that isn't selected.

In addition to this, we've made a lot of improvements as well as bug fixes and balancing changes. You do not need to start a completely new game for these changes to work. Of course, your savegames will keep on working.

You'll also notice that you can now publish to Steam Workshop using the Divinity Engine Toolkit.

The full change list is too large to post as an announcement, but you can check it out on our forums[www.larian.com].

Please make sure that you verify the integrity of your game cache after patching. To do so, right click on Divinity:Original Sin in your game library, select properties, then select local files and finally click on "verify integrity of game cache"

Have fun!

Full patch notes here.
113  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] OTTTD (Was Cool June Releases) on: July 14, 2014, 05:43:12 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 14, 2014, 05:35:06 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 14, 2014, 05:11:29 PM

Figures.

I played it some this weekend. I like it for the most part, it's fun, but not crazy about the mechanics. Since you can't see all the various resistance/damage stats as you play it basically just turns into lay down a mixture of turrets to augment with you heroes.

Touch an incoming enemy creep and it'll show his resistances at the bottom right of the screen.

Wow, just tried it, I am blind. I generally play with my hand hovering over the lower part of the screen, so that's why I must have been overlooking it. Thanks. Still, IMO needs a pause and look around mode, even if I couldn't lay towers. I am sure they want it to be hectic, but it distracts from the game for me.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculus on: July 14, 2014, 05:17:31 PM
Thanks everyone.

I got that algebra book you referenced this weekend Ravenii. We'll see how it goes.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So...what would ya say...ya do here? on: July 14, 2014, 05:15:06 PM
Go Daddy, huh? When I hear of that company I think of the owner (who is supposedly a real...) and the NASCAR girl commercials. Not sure how fair that is or not. I am not even sure why people don't like the owner.

Retired/student here. Currently taking the summer off.
116  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] OTTTD (Was Cool June Releases) on: July 14, 2014, 05:11:29 PM
Figures.

I played it some this weekend. I like it for the most part, it's fun, but not crazy about the mechanics. Since you can't see all the various resistance/damage stats as you play it basically just turns into lay down a mixture of turrets to augment with you heroes.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's your current jam? on: July 13, 2014, 07:48:25 AM
Jack White's "Lazaretto"

One of my favorite current artists. I can't get enough of anything he does. Same goes for Beck. It has been a good year for albums between those two. New Opeth coming out later this year too, but they might be past their prime at this point.
118  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 13, 2014, 05:35:56 AM
I have not used a Windows machine seriously for over a year. I spent about 3 hours tonight trying to get a family members PC to go a little quick by clearing away all the crap the kids installed. She had some virus detector I hadn't heard of and the malware software (Super Anti Malware, or something like that)that kept popping up to buy the full version. I deleted both and went with what I know, MalwareBytes and Bitdefender, both the free versions. Not sure if those are considered good anymore though. I use both on my gaming PC and they seem fine. Is there better for free? What do you use? I need to put something on my Surface as well, just using MS's stuff for now.

Side note, she has a wired Ethernet connection to her router and all browsers seem slow to find load pages. They load fine once they got it, but it seems to hang at "resolving host" for a few second. None of the computers do this on the wireless connection. I figured it was a DNS issue, but changing it to Googles didn't fix it.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 12, 2014, 04:59:02 PM
Isn't the chili cheese burrito one of those things you can still get but isn't on the menu? The enchirito was like that for years (think it's back on the menu at least). I liked the chili cheese as well, but I never understood why and it kind if scared me. The chili didn't look or taste like chili, if I order a bowl of chili from someplace and they gave me that I would be disgusted. Somehow it worked wrapped in a tortilla though.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The weekend playlist - 7/11 on: July 12, 2014, 04:43:19 PM
Goal is to finally really dive into Divinity but I am not sure that us going to happen. Tour de France, World Cup, and family requirements are keeping me from much outside of iPad games. So probably just try to get into OTTTD.
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