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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: In which I am grateful on: September 29, 2014, 08:22:30 PM
must be based on relevancy too URL too I guess.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: In which I am grateful on: September 29, 2014, 07:11:41 PM
I'm grateful for the 2nd image here: https://www.google.ca/search?q=criminal+subpoena&biw=1440&bih=815&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=za0pVL7lPIfg7Qabo4HQBg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg#tbm=isch&q=kriminal+sopina&nfpr=1

posted with love  Tongue
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Freaky Floating Hat Performance on: September 24, 2014, 01:55:46 PM
magnets. Case solved!
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 22, 2014, 07:29:41 PM
Probably said before but I'm tired of legendary engrams turning into blues or whatever. How lame is that? Cock tease !
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buying a House. Stuck on the Final Decision. Advice? on: September 18, 2014, 08:16:34 PM
maybe he can't hear our posts from all the train noise................
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Gauntlet on: September 18, 2014, 01:27:56 PM
Hmm. Not worth $20 IMHO. Maybe when it goes on sale for closer to $5.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buying a House. Stuck on the Final Decision. Advice? on: September 17, 2014, 05:30:05 PM
well?

What house did you end up with?
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 11, 2014, 05:13:51 PM
Nonnahob shared this with me earlier (hope it wasn't posted yet):

Loot Chests Do Not Level With You

You'll definitely want to get chests your first time through an area, since chests don't level up with you - if you come back for them once you're above the general level of the patrol zone, you'll wind up with gear you don't want.

Engrams, However, Do

If you get an encrypted engram, it actually does level with you - it's locked to whatever rarity it was when you discovered it, but it won't be assigned stats until you have the cryptarch in town decode it. So, if you're about to level up, wait to have the cryptarch decode it until you're sure you're ready for an upgrade of whatever weapon or armor type it is.

Dismantle The Gear You Don't Want

Happily, you don't have to go to a shop to sell extra gear in Destiny - you can dismantle it directly from your inventory and get cash in return. Do so often, particularly with common weapons that you've long since outgrown.

Consider The Robot

There is a sad, lonely robot in the hallway between the town plaza and the lady who sells ships. He stands there all day and night, tirelessly sweeping the same spot on the ground. When you pass him, pause to consider the robot. See how he ceaselessly repeats the same activity over and over, how unaware he is of his own insignificance? Perhaps we're more like the robot than we'd care to admit.

Remember That You Can't Pause

You can't pause in Destiny. Ever. Don't forget that! Otherwise you'll proooobably get killed in an embarrassing way next time you get up for a pee.

Master The Boost-Jump

The boost-jump is one of Destiny's most mechanically interesting tricks - after you get a few levels, depending on your class, you'll get an ability that lets you make special jumps. Each character has a specific sort of move, and they all take a bit of getting used to. For example, as a Warlock, if you tap the jump button twice quickly, you'll get the maximum boost - don't wait until the pinnacle of your jump to press it, or you won't get much juice. However, there are times, particularly in competitive multiplayer, where you won't want to ride a full boost, since it'll leave you vulnerable up in the air.

Eventually you'll level up enough to unlock the ability to control what direction you float in, too, or upgrade its speed. It's worth taking some time in a safe area to practice and get a feel for getting around.

Play A Dangerous Drinking Game

Every time Peter Dinklage reads a line in a way that indicates he has no idea what the words he's speaking are supposed to mean, take a drink. Warning: Only play this game if you've had something to eat first.

You Don't Always Have To Be A Hero

On missions, you'll occasionally enter an area where there are no respawns. That means that if your whole team goes down at the same time with no one to revive them, you'll have to start back at a checkpoint. Sometimes, your teammates will get aced out in the open, and you'll have to risk your neck to revive them. Remember, however, that they also have a countdown respawn timer. If you're safe behind cover, it can be smarter to wait for your teammates to respawn on their own, rather than risking dying to revive them, since if you die, you'll all have to start over. You'll feel guilty leaving them out there, but it's okay - you have your team's best interests at heart.

Keep Up With Bounties

Bounties are basically challenge-based quests—sometimes with specific orders to carry out or just a specific enemy to kill—that offer substantial XP boosts and can really help boost your level.

You can only hold a certain number of bounties at a time, so you'll want to prioritize. Are you planning on spending the next few hours in the Crucible for rounds of competitive multiplayer? Then you'll want to take all the Crucible-specific bounties so you can (hopefully) knock them out in one or two gos. If you're planning on spending a lot of time on the Moon, it makes sense to carry only the Moon-based bounties so you don't have to do too many return trips. Also, remember that the bounty robot refreshes its stock every so often, so check back whenever you're in town.

Get A Bounty For Patrol Missions

You can usually get a bounty that gives you an XP reward for completing six of the "patrol" sidequests on each planet, so it's a good idea to wait to do too many of those until you have a bounty that'll give you extra rewards for completing them.

Remember To Check In With Your Vanguard

Each class has a specific Vanguard character that they can check in with between story missions. That person is usually waiting for you to turn in trophies after completing major quests, and it's a very good idea to check in with them on the reg. Not only will they give you a reward of a good piece of armor, you can also buy some really powerful gear from them for cheap, provided you meet the level requirement. It's also smart to look at the loot you can't afford to use yet, and make a mental note to come back once you've reached the appropriate level.

Give The Crucible A Go, With Bounties

Some players will likely skip Destiny's player-vs.-player Crucible multiplayer entirely, preferring to focus on the co-op grind of the campaign stuff. (Of course, other players will probably focus only on the Crucible.) If you're one of the former type, push yourself to give the Crucible a shot. You can earn some hefty XP rewards in the early goings by taking bounties to complete a certain number of matches—which, crucially, you don't have to win, just complete. As it just so happens (clever Bungie), that number of matches is right around what it takes to get yourself familiar with Crucible multiplayer, and likely get interested in playing more.

Pay Attention To The Waypoint On Your Mini-Map

This might sound silly, but it's actually pretty easy to forget to check the waypoint in the upper-left corner of the screen and spend a while cruising in the wrong direction. Destiny's waypoint-checking system is a bit annoying, since you have to take out your Ghost to get the markers to appear on the screen, but once you get a certain rhythm down, you can check pretty easily.

Un-Check Waypoints Before Hopping Off Your Sparrow

When you're on your Sparrow speeder bike, it's easy to hit the button to make your mission waypoints pop up. However, if you just hit the button once, you'll have your ghost out (instead of a weapon) if you hop off your bike shortly afterward. Which is annoying. Get in the habit of pressing the waypoint button twice, which will "put away" your ghost (and waypoints) so you're ready to rock in case you need to quickly dismount.

Be A Brawler

Your melee attack is one of your most useful weapons, and careful tactical use can help you dominate the battlefield. Enemies will usually stick to one piece of cover, so if you can clear a path up and around that piece of cover, then melee the enemy who was hiding there, and you'll have headed off one of the flanks of the battlefield, killed a hiding enemy, and wound up safely behind cover. Provided you've spent points building your character in this way, you'll also be granted some kind of bonus for each melee kill.

Aim For The Head

A slightly obvious tip, but: If you're taking on a bunch of the Fallen or the Hive, remember to aim for the head. You can one-hit-kill a number of enemies that'd take a few body shots to go down. That can be particularly useful when dealing with the Hive's running melee attackers, since you really don't want to let more than one get within swatting distance.

Go In One Level Up

Especially if you're playing solo, Destiny becomes a lot more fun if you're just sliiightly higher level than the enemies you're fighting. If there's a level 10 story mission, hit it at level 10 or level 11. If you go in at level 8 or 9, it'll be much more of a slog. That said, if you're really good at the game, or have a few high-level friends, going in too early is a good way to give yourself a stiffer challenge.

Leave One In The Chamber

Remember to reload your weapons, particularly your special and heavy weapons, in between encounters. Nothing's worse than whipping out your rocket launcher to hit a massive boss, only to find yourself hiding behind a rock because you forgot to reload the last time you used it.

Use Secondary Weapons Or Lose 'Em

It's tempting to be stingy with your grenades and secondary weapon ammo, but it's actually best to use both liberally. You'll find secondary ammo lying around all over the place, so it's pretty easy to use your shotgun/sniper rifle/whathaveyou more often than you might think. Obviously, save your grenades for groups of enemies; it's rarely worth it to waste a grenade on a single enemy, unless it's a big raid boss. You may also want to consider saving grenades for crowd control when things get too chaotic for comfort.

Ration Your Super Attacks

Once you've played a few hours, you'll have a good collection of abilities at your disposal. You'll have your primary weapon, your secondary weapon, your special weapon, your grenade, your melee power-attack, and your super attack. Learn to inventory each of those separately, which will give you a sense of what you've got "loaded" at any given moment.

You'll want to ration your special attacks so that you aren't wasting overpowered weaponry on lower-level enemies. Almost every encounter builds to a crescendo with a boss or a mob of powered-up regular enemies, so keep that in mind. If your super is charged midway through a wave-defense challenge, save it for the boss that's likely just around the corner.

Don't Pick Gear Just Based On Basic Stats

It seems like an easy calculation: This pair of gauntlets has 80 defense and this other one has 110, so...obviously the higher number, right? Destiny's weapons and armor that are categorized by either a blue or green icon are upgradeable. So if you're a fan of Auto Rifles and if that 80-defense gauntlet has an upgradeable perk that works specifically for Auto Rifles, it actually might be more useful to you to build on the setup you want. Before the upgrades are made available to you, you can view them by clicking for details on each item. It's a good way to plan ahead and think a bit deeper about how you want to customize your loadout.

Keep Two Different Secondary Weapons On Hand

Your primary weapon will be something like an Auto Rifle or Hand Cannon or Scout Rifle or Pulse Rifle. The secondary weapons are a bit more diverse, like energy weapons, sniper rifles, and shotguns. It's important to keep both a sniper rifle and a shotgun on hand for both the campaign and the Crucible.

At any point of time, you can swap between items in your inventory. When you're trying to pick off enemies from a distance, you can rely on your sniper rifle. But at the end of that raid, when you're likely in a more enclosed area stuck with a raid boss of some variation, the shotgun becomes incredibly useful. Same goes for multiplayer matches, which will occasionally call for different tactics based on which map you're on.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 11, 2014, 02:02:17 PM
Sorry Purge - wasn't ignoring your requests out of ignorance last night. I was already in a fire-team and losing slywink
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 09, 2014, 04:19:42 PM
me thinks that the 'lack of support' was due to both companies trying to push their own cloud based streaming services or some such BS.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 03:13:43 PM
I caved to peer pressure and ordered for the Xbone. Hope its good.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Information Society fan? I have news for you.... on: September 04, 2014, 07:36:04 PM
I wanna know what you're thinking - there are some things you can't hide.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 03, 2014, 05:51:16 PM
Lies all lies perpetrated by Hark! crybaby  paranoid  nod
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 03, 2014, 05:35:42 PM
mine has a 'loose' micro USB connector and sometimes doesn't charge. Is this also a known issue?

don't feel like googling....
15  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: SMS issues on: September 02, 2014, 03:49:38 PM
Super confused with what you are asking but I will chime in with my experience from moving froim iOS to Android.

Issue:
My friends who are using an iOS device AND using iMessage cannot text me.

Reason:
Before I moved away from iOS to Android I should have disabled iMessage on my device. before moving platform.


Sure my friends who are still on iOS devices and using imessage can text me BUT they have to wait for the text to fail and then 'press & hold' the failed text and select 'send as SMS'
I also called Apple and explained to them the issue and they had no record of my device ever using iMessage  eek so they had me delete the 2 iphones that were tied to my support account AND reset my appleID password.
Didn't do a damn thing.

I'm guessing that from your story above that one of the iphones did not have imessage enabled before the change = hence they are able to have replies sent to them.

Who knows?


16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 25, 2014, 03:25:36 PM
I've got some really nice gear on my PC characters - but that sword has eluded me thus far. The fire chain damage is killer.

17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: August 24, 2014, 02:38:20 PM
Made it through the hotel sequence last night and I must admit that I was terrified but somehow fluked my way through it.

Just met Carl and his dad from Lost  ninja

Super happy I'm playing this.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: August 23, 2014, 02:49:59 AM
Gracias
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: August 23, 2014, 12:26:29 AM
Can I kill clickers with it?
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: August 22, 2014, 10:40:57 PM
Just left the high school portion. Intense!

I'm forgetting completely about using the bow. Anyone have luck with it? I know I should be using it more.

Thoughts?
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: August 21, 2014, 04:21:01 PM
I'm happy to see DLNA support.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 18, 2014, 08:22:26 PM
no triple dipping on this end.  disgust
23  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 14, 2014, 04:31:49 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on August 03, 2014, 08:14:51 PM



It's funny: I thought I was going to be an atheist, but I don't feel that way. A lot of ex-JWs are atheists, though, just because of how they've been treated.

Come on over. The atheist waters great!  icon_wink

I still love you ATB smile
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why all the hate toward Activision? on: August 13, 2014, 06:18:42 PM
IMHO some 'gamers' feel that DEV houses and their publishers owe us something based on all the cumulative dollars spent. And when we feel slighted - either from over saturation (as documented above), delayed game releases or what have you; we turn our anger to the only entity we feel that we could / should blame.

Irony is that it is the same gaming public that buys the very product over saturation and delayed games that cause all the 'hurt feelings' and perverted sense of entitlement.
Those companies have people running them that know how to make millions and they do it very well. If we as gamers were that smart as we think we are we wouldn't be gaming as much and instead help in running one of those companies....

Its a ridiculous merry-go-round. There are bigger fish to fry in my day to day life.

Just my 2 cents.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: August 12, 2014, 07:14:17 PM
Yup.

Its a young man's game now. I'm tired of succumbing to hit detection, lag etc etc. Sure I said the same thing last time but this time I mean it.
The honeymoon period wears off too fast and suddenly and then I find myself remorseful for thinking that it'd be any different this time around.

The most fun I had was when playing as a group - lots of laughs but the heartache ain't a big enough trade-off IMHO.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: August 12, 2014, 06:10:48 PM

Quote from: Punisher on August 12, 2014, 05:50:36 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on August 12, 2014, 01:53:15 AM

I'm too old for this shit!  I want Call of Duty Simple Warfare without all the techno gizmos everywhere.  I would love to see what a WW2, Korea or Vietnam era setting would look like on the new consoles.  Did like the incoming tide bit though.
Call of Duty: Original Warfare. Everyone gets a stick for melee and a rock for ranged.

just make sure that the stick for melee doesn't include the 'warp animation' in current COD titles.

Regardless I still won't buy.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: August 12, 2014, 03:45:29 PM
could also be a shot of him getting tossed from yet another casino. Wanker!
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 11, 2014, 07:18:55 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 11, 2014, 05:47:59 AM

poor Romy and Otter, you guys were such solid slots on my friends list.  ninja

Ha! Idle threat.  I'll always be on your list - I'm the nicest most drama free gamer out there!











PS - please don't unfriend me.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 10, 2014, 11:29:05 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on August 08, 2014, 06:55:18 PM

I liked it a lot but can't say I loved it.  I think I prefer The Avengers and Ironman1 over GotG but I will look forward to GotG2 as it was enjoyable.  I guess I was hoping for a little more uniqueness compared to other Marvel films, it had some but I thought it would really break the mold of this type of flick.

I'm with Zinfan on this one. I liked it a lot too hut wasn't blown away by it.

I will say that i wished this was the film that Ice Pirates should have been!
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buying a House. Stuck on the Final Decision. Advice? on: August 08, 2014, 04:03:57 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on August 08, 2014, 03:23:40 PM

I'm surprised that so many people,are picking house two, although it does fall under the old mantra of "location, location, location". my one added concern with house number ONE is that the appraisal was supposed to take 48-72 hours to get a response back. It has now been 12 days. Our mortgage broker said the appraiser is having a very difficult time coming up with a number.

I'm guessing that he is looking at the amount the builder put into the home (all the receipts), but can't properly marry that to the location, where it is about $80,000 above the other homes in the immediate area.

one other fact :

House 1 selling price: $200,000.
town's average home price (population 9800 people) $135,000

House 2 selling price: $205,000
Town's average home price (population 2300 people) $212,000

I think part of the problem is I'm emotionally invested in house one because I love the history behind it and the fact that one main rebuilt it as a labor of love

Two things.

1. Again - you can't ever change the neighbourhood and the train will also always be there and you will never get used to the 'white noise' people will tell you it ends up being. You will always love the home but hate, hate, hate the area where it is located plain and simple.

2. Another red flag for me is the capital already invested in it - My gut instinct is that he over-improved the home for the area and you will have a tough time ever getting the investment back out SHOULD you ever decide to sell in the future.


While the other home lacks the 'character' that you love in home #1 you will have a nice home with peace and quiet to enjoy an adult beverage while planning how to mould your new home into what you would like and not worry about a train every 3hrs or so. Your planning also has room for additional equity improvements given your figures.

31  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What do we think of this laptop? on: August 08, 2014, 01:53:51 PM
She may enjoy and benefit from an external larger monitor if she's going to be doing a ton of writing on it like you say.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 08, 2014, 01:49:42 PM
Tickets purchased for tonight in IMAX.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 08, 2014, 01:22:26 PM
Barney from the Simpsons  icon_lol
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: August 08, 2014, 01:02:29 PM
I'm going to mute the sounds or at the very least turn the volume way down for that portion. Heart was racing a little too much last time I was on that level  eek
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 08, 2014, 12:52:18 PM
hot dogs loaded or plain - makes no difference to me.
Same for the cooking method - boiled/steamed or grilled. I loves them all.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buying a House. Stuck on the Final Decision. Advice? on: August 08, 2014, 12:49:06 PM
You can't change your neighbourhood and thus should take the house with the better of the two. You can improve the interior as time comes.
Easy decision.

Case closed.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: July 31, 2014, 07:55:10 PM
Honestly Ed - I didn't mean this to get political. Apologies - heck I'm Canadian so you can take that apology with %10000000000 honesty.

The 'nothing to see here' was meant purely as I am confident that our infrastructure could take care of this much more efficiently than where it is being fought now and that beating the drums of despair gets a little old now a day.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: July 31, 2014, 06:58:58 PM
I'm not saying that nothing will go wrong - but if a case(s) does show up here we have the infrastructure to better 'combat' the occurrence.

Look at the footage of the medical facilities there - beds right beside each other etc. 
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ebola outbreak on: July 31, 2014, 05:14:22 PM
wow! Talk about doomsday here guys.

The 'experts' are all saying that should it migrate to NA we have tried and true quarantine procedures that would serve to greatly lessen the impact.

Nothing to see here - move along (or keep watching Fox News..... ninja)
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Christopher Nolan - Interstellar on: July 30, 2014, 07:24:27 PM
Certainly looks & sounds moving.
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