My experience during the 5pm event was that I was alone in the city and I couldn't get matched for the special pvp event. I actually couldn't get my friends list to come up so I wonder if it was having effects on live as a whole.
Just kidding. Being a homeowner does have it's challenges but overall it feels really good to have a place to call your own and to be putting equity away. Moving does suck, though. Throw away as much you can before you go.
Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 24, 2014, 02:03:36 PM
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7. At one point I entered a room on the first mission and there was a gaggle of '??' level monsters and they ripped me apart in about 2 seconds. How did that happen? Did I do something wrong?
The ?? means they are way higher level than you. Your ability to do damage is based on your level discrepancy as well as your weapon's Attack value. I think they sort of botch the weapon stats page as from what I can tell by hovering over stuff, Impact is the damage per shot, but generally people instinctively are looking at that giant number which is the weapons ability to damage higher level enemies. It's weird, and I don't understand all the interplay there yet.
Yeah, one of the odd things about the game is that you don't really want to explore. One of the first things I did one of the first missions was go downstairs and explore the bunker I was in and ran into some ?? monsters. If you stray off your path very often you will find enemies that are way over your level. Even just a tiny bit off the path too - I was doing the mission to scan some radar dishes or something which was level 4, and just around the base of the destroyed ship there were level 8 guys.
Well looks like I will be getting this on xbone, not so much for who will be playing it but I can't get used to the DS4 for shooters. Playing the beta tonight my hands were cramping and I kept rotating the controller towards the vertical position. I don't know what it is exactly but it just wasn't made for my hands. It's night and day compared to the xbone controller.
The "by Apple" is correct. The reason you have two different listings is that these are "fulfilled by Amazon" products sold by different retailers. They have to be listed separately because they have different sources and can have different prices.
This is not to say that someone can't pull a fast one on you, but the intention is the "by" shows the manufacturer and the "sold by" shows the retailer providing the goods to Amazon's warehouse.
I seem to be misunderstanding something. The game says to use defend to prevent being interrupted. So on turn 1 I defend and get the bubble around me. On turn 2 I choose to attack. I still have the bubble around me and an enemy hits me but I'm still interrupted. What am I doing wrong?
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Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 06:58:52 PM
we're not living in the 19th century anymore. no one has been using 'redskin' in a derogatory manner.
OK, you seriously must be trolling now. I really hope you are.
It's not that no one uses it in a derogatory manner anymore. It's that no one uses it any more, period, unless they are referring to the football team. Because if they used it in reference to Native Americans it would be extremely offensive.
2. Lynchings, whites only water fountains, and segregation are a far cry from a corporate logo and team name. In fact they're not even in the same ball park. We're not talking about basic human rights here, what we're talking about is hurting people's feelings. It's a slippery slope when the government starts making decisions based off of hurt feelings.
But why should larger groups get the protection of the crowd while smaller groups get left behind? You know if the name poked fun of Christians then this wouldn't stand because of the backlash. But Native Americans don't have the power to create a backlash like that. In those cases, there needs to be someone or some thing to act in their place.
Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 19, 2014, 01:01:40 PM
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The biggest problem I have with it is that we have a branch of the government deciding what is and isn't "offensive" based on speech. If you guys so clearly want to believe in the free market then why can't the USPTO sit back and watch the trademark wither away because the American people don't buy the products it's associated with? As it stands the people and our free market justify its existence. Sad but true.
Is the name offensive? Sure it is. But why should the government tell us what is and what isn't offensive when it comes to trademarks attached to a product?
The government didn't just decide this on their own, a group of Native Americans brought suit against the trademark, and while our government is a majority rule, it is also tasked with the protection of the minority. Here's Thomas Jefferson on it
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate which would be oppression.
Exactly. Thankfully sometimes in this country we do things because it is the right thing to do instead of waiting for everyone to realize it. If not, women might still not have the right to vote, people would only be able to marry their own race, etc.
Minority has lands forcibly taken from them and thousands of their people killed. Minority is portrayed as savage and uneducated in new society's media for many years. Finally able to educate some people about their past and get representation, minority goes to public and says, "could you at least not name one of your teams in your most popular leagues using a racist term? There are no teams named Wops, Kikes, Nips, Dagos, etc. Do us this one favor."
Freedom loving citizens say, "Whoa! We can't do that! That would be 'Politically Correct,' and that means it's BAD. Suck it up!"
Would it have been PC run amok had they been called the Washington Coons and they had an image of a black slave as their mascot?
This. I mean c'mon. This is like naming them the Washington Slopes with a Chinese person on the helmet, or Washington Wetbacks or Washington Micks or Washington Wops. Those examples you gave have nothing to do with it. The only reason the name has lasted so long is that it references a historically oppressed minority with little voice to complain with.
Caught it tonight. Really any time travel movie at this point I expect the time travel stuff is going to be silly and I just ignore it.
Aside from that these were my questions/problems:
Spoiler for Hiden:
So does this movie essentially wipe away X-Men 1, 2 and 3? We have no idea which of that stuff still happens. It certainly seemed like Jean never had any issues. Magneto is likely still at odds with X, but what of Mystique?
Is Wolverine even Weapon X in this new timeline? Given that Mystique saves him and Xavier knows what Stryker has planned for him, wouldn't they take steps to prevent that?
Did they ever state that time passes quicker in the present? Kitty was clearly not sitting there for the minimum several days that it took for the past to play out. In the comic they didn't need to keep the link up, Kitty was just asleep and they carried her around.
And finally, speaking of Kitty, where did she get the ability to send people into the past? That is not in her power set and I found it really weird. I get they were probably trying to keep Kitty involved as a reference to the comic, but that was weird.
The other thing I wished they had done was put in a whole ton of quick cameos at the school at the end. There are a lot of characters they could have made easily identifiable with costumes like Surge, Rockslide, Anole, X23, Pixie, Dust, etc.
Actually, I had another thought. So in the original xmen movie timeline Trask is killed and Mystique is caught at some point. But there were no Sentinels in the original 3 movies, so they waited from the 70s until some time in the 2000s to get the Sentinel program up and running again even though everyone was supposed to immediately now be frightened of mutants? Mystique was around, so the dissection of Mystique would have to have happened after Last Stand.
Is the next movie supposed to take place after the end of this movie or some time in the past?
It's looking more likely that there won't be another AM3+ socket processor until at least 2015, if ever, so I need to seriously consider moving to Intel. I might not do this until the holidays, but in case I get impulsive, I want to think about what I'll need to do.
First of all, I have an OEM version of Windows, so I believe I'm going to have to buy a new copy, correct? So this will mean wiping my boot drive (SSD), I guess. And since I have Steam game on my secondary drive I'll probably just want to wipe that drive too unless there is way to link up to installed Steam games when you install Steam?
Anything else? I'll obviously have to get a new motherboard, but I don't foresee any compatibility issues there with video card, cd drive, etc.