Quote from: rittchard on May 21, 2015, 04:58:52 PM
Well I for one am enjoying the show immensely still. I think it's fantastic that they gave Sansa an interesting plotline instead of leaving her cooped up in the Aerie or whatever. They've done a great job with all the characters that bored me the most in the book (Margaery, Sansa, those boat people). I enjoy the actor who plays Ramsay and the Ramsay/Theon stuff is just plain sick fun (for me) to watch. I'm looking forward to seeing Sansa turn her fortunes around. Also enjoying the way they are playing out Arya's training and last week's CGI reveal was fantastic. Ditto on the recent dragon CGI.
The thing I do find confusing (but this was the same in the books) is the passage of time, which I can never tell. When you're watching the show it feels like everything is happening concurrently. But obviously there are things that have to have time passed, like Tyrion sailing or Arya training, but I never get a sense of just how long things are happening. Winter has been coming for five seasons lol, just how long does it take to come? No pun intended. Well maybe. This is a problem for me in the books as well, but in the books it's a different effect since you read everything from a single character point of view. Maybe it's not important, but I'm curious about things like how long Arya "trains" before becoming awesome.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Oh yeah and what happened to UNDEAD CATELYN!!?!??!?! I demand zombies!!!!
I saw an article dealing with the passage of time in GoT, and it was interesting. The problem they are facing is that each book covers less than a year, whereas each season needs to cover at least a years time. Its easy to squeeze an entire book into a 3 month story, no matter how long between books it has been. However, every season of the show the kids are one year older, no matter how little time has passed between their story lines in the books.
Quote from: USMC Kato on April 11, 2015, 04:31:40 AM
Watched episode 1 though 7 early this morning and so far loving it. The Netflix model works well for street level marvel heroes since the budget doesn't have to be on a blockbuster type level. Can't wait for Iron Fist!
I saw the first 2 episodes last night, but 7 in a row is a fairly serious binge.
This game can be frustrating sometimes. Finally have my Alpha group up to a respectable level, well geared, good skills, no negative quirks and all in vain. Long crawl, after 2nd camp, well positioned (I thought) to finish up handily, and my Plague Dr takes 2 big crits in a row, followed by an aoe and he's dead. Gone. No I need to level up a new tertiary skill class to replace him. *sigh*
Its a fun game. Pretty hard and I have learned not to get too attached to any one character. Or at least I am trying to keep a main damage dealer and a healer alive and relatively healthy so they can advance their skills and gear. Its the supporting cast I cant seem to keep alive.
Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 15, 2015, 05:35:59 PM
I knew all the parts, but wanted to confirm and make sure I had it straight. I still want to be an aerospace engineer when I grow up, but seeing as I'm 38, the time for that may have passed.
I went back to school part time to attempt an engineering degree when I was 39. Almost 3 years in now and I am about 40% done. Long haul still but definitely moving in the right direction. i have 20+ years until a traditional retirement, lots of time to take advantage of a new degree. It's not too late for you either.
Quote from: kronovan on November 10, 2014, 10:43:49 PM
I'm following the Seahawks again this season and while I'm glad they're winning again, I'm really concerned about their passing game - seems nonexistent at times. Unless they can get it together on that front, I won't be surprised if the 49ers finish ahead of them in the division. Not that I want Leo and Naednek to have the satisfaction of seeing that.
PS CoachTressman, you're sucking in the NFL! Please come back to the CFL where the 3 downs & bigger field are more your cup of tea. And please make your return destination the BC Lions. Am I the only 1 that watched that Packers-Bears game? Good lord that was the pure definition of complete-ass-kicking!
The Seahawks abandoned their passing game when they let Golden Tate leave in free agency last year without even trying to counter with a modestly competitive offer. The Lions are beyond happy with his production, attitude, and work ethic so far this year.
Too bad I'm stuck in the PC version, I'm playing a HC seasonal character and i get the feeling that I am the only one. When I join the HC chat channel there are a dozen people in it, but none of them seasonal. It's a lonely life.
We bought new carpet about 18 months ago for our family room. Decided to splurge and get a good brand, spent way too much but it sure is plush. 6 months later we end up with a brand new puppy... now we have a decent carpet cleaner, and have it professionally cleaned about every 3 months. The puppy is alot better with the potty training, but it still requires regular vacuuming and shampooing to keep any pet odors from setting in. I have already heard the girlfriend planning on replacing it with tile. Sure it has daily maintenence for hair, but at least it can always be cleaned back to good as new condition in an hour or two.
Also we bought a Shark steam cleaner for our hardwood floors and so far we like it.
Quote from: wonderpug on August 29, 2014, 03:54:26 PM
My kids are a few years behind yours, so I'll be interested to hear what people have to say. I think you're already ahead of the game just knowing that you do need to take some precautions this early on. A not-so-computer-savvy friend of mine had her 5 and 7-year-olds freely using youtube. "They're just watching videos about this video game they like!" She had no idea how many of the 'related video' links on the side of the screen were already venturing into inappropriate territory.
When my son was 8 years old he started watching youtube videos on his ipod touch. They were all related to minecraft in some way or another, but even then there were adds or related videos that we fairly inappropriate for an 8 year old to see. We started monitoring his usage alot closer after that, along with talking to him frankly and openly about what content was ok for him to be watching and what content isn't.
When he is playing online games on the Xbox (plants vs zombies garden warfare is his favorite), he just doesn't wear the headset, and I have all chat muted. He knows he is playing with other actual people, but he doesn't get to verbal interaction from it. I am sure there have been many times when players read my profile, 40year old lifetime gamer, and get frustrated watching me play like an 8 year old with attention disorder.
I just started the Adventure mode last night and I really enjoyed it. Its a right into the action feeling that skips all the story lines i have seen soo many times already. The bloodshards are kinda interesting, but i spent 100 of them and I didn't see anything decent so I am lukewarm on them. I did like the Nephelim Rifts, too. More frantic, constant action with decent chance at loot. I have been playing them at Torment level and hoping to see some of the improved legendary drops listed in the difficulty slider.
Quote from: Moliere on March 26, 2014, 04:52:33 PM
My Thunderbolt is 3 years old so I have been month to month for the last year. The choice seems to be getting a new phone on ebay and swapping the SIM card or losing my unlimited data plan in order to get the roughly $200 discount on a new phone from Verizon. I usually don't use anywhere near 2 Gigs a month, but it's nice to have unlimited data and not worry about it.
I have a Droid Charge and it is also quite old at this point. I am grandfathered onto the unlimited data plan and am in the exact same scenario as you are ATB. I currently stream about 5-7Gb of data per month at 4G speeds but replacing the phone can be expensive. I have a co-worker that had the same situation and paid $700 for a new Samsung Note 3 and they swapped it out without changing his unlimited plan at all, so I believe that is your only option, but I don't think it has to be a brand new phone. My fiance is on the same account as I, but has a standard 3Gb plan, and she never uses any data. She qualifies for a new subsidized phone in a month and I was thinking of just transferring her Razor Max from her plan onto mine instead of trading it in for the measly $50 they give. She gets a new phone, I get her 2 year old phone and keep my unlimited data, everyone wins.
Since I had reset the story with my Demon Hunter a few days ago I couldn't jump into Act V. I am reserving my Wizard for a possible Act V playthrough with the group I took her through Inferno with, so that changed my plan and now I am started fresh at Act I with a Crusader
At least I'll get all those boss achievements that were replaced when they retired all the ones based on the old difficulty levels.
I had also reset my story with my WD, quite on accident. I powered her back through to the end and killed Diablo before expansion, but apparently I had forgotten to talk to the angel so when I logged on to play RoS I had to rekill Diablo real fast to start new content. Best part being the quick Diablo kill took my 75% through lvl 60 and I was lvl 61 five min after I logged on. Leveling feels quick to me so far.
Quote from: Harkonis on March 10, 2014, 10:36:59 PM
Torment 6 should be 1600% xp, is there another boost other than the +50% I'm not seeing?
I have more than enough toughness to survive T3, but man me dps is a bit behind. Probably need to group and tank.
Hmm no idea where I got +3k% from. I checked on my character list and for some reason that's the number that stuck in my head. When I look now it is a mere %1600, which I imagine would still be quite doable.
My characters were pretty dps focused from back when I played, I got 6 or 7 paragon levels with my WD recently and only found one upgrade so far. Set boots, and they weren't really a statistical upgrade at least not until I get a set bonus from them. Funny enough my HC character has the highest dps of my entire list.
I tried torment 6 the other day, it was a slow fight to kill normal creatures and there is no way I could take on rares by myself, but the +%3000 to exp at that level was quite noticeable. It probably doesn't help that I was on the bridge in Act 3, I may have to try that level in Act 1.
Was flipping through the movie titles to other day with the gf looking for something different and settled on "An Awkward Sexual Adventure". Don't let the poor title drive you away. Although there is a fair amount of incidental nudity, the movie was much better than either of us anticipated. I gave it a 4 out of 5.
I was a lurker back in the GG days. Much like I am now. I don't get the chance to check in during the day so i read up once I get home and that tends to limit my posts. I started on GG forums because my roommate (BobM) was there every day and I eventually caught on with the Wanderers in EQ2, Star Wars Galaxies, and WoW. I'm not sure when I first joined up but it feels like a long time ago...
Groundhog Day Part II. It looks pretty interesting.
Tom Cruise went through a phase in his career when he appeared to be bat-shit crazy. I like his new phase, the "I am unafraid to make sci-fi movies". If he's gonna be crazy he might as well do it in my genre.
Saw it tonight with the girlfriend, and we also really liked it.
Spoiler for Hiden:
The only thing that took me out of the moment in the entire movie was his ability to get clear cell reception in the most remote places... 18,000 ft up in the Himalayas... On a remote stretch of road between the only two cities in Iceland..Afghanistan... When I went to Europe last year my Verizon smartphone wouldn't work on their network without some insane world plan (Gfs Iphone was a simple phone call to turn worldwide data on tho ) and how was his old school flip phone even working after a swim in the north Atlantic? Girlfriend really liked the Benjiman Button daydream too.
Quote from: Ridah on November 08, 2013, 08:32:34 AM
I really didn't like that they decided to brutally torture Jessie before ending the series. I mean, the guy has taken a beating throughout the show, but never outright tortured (physically and mentally - his beatings and the murdering of his ex in front of him). AND enslaved. I thought that was a pretty classless route to go with a character we care for. It really sours my feelings on the entire show because it didn't need to happen, it didn't add any additional gravity to the already dire situation. It was fan service in the worst way, as far as I'm concerned.
I also didn't care for the ending aside from the fact that it tied things up. I suppose Walter and Jessie felt even, since Jessie was responsible for Hank being killed and Walter for him being tortured and his ex-girlfriend being murdered. So there was no reason for either one to kill the other.
Ah well. Brilliant show but like most shows of its caliber, the last few seasons fell off. Actually... it was mainly part one of the final season that disappointed, part two was bad finally being broken.
I saw an excerpt from an interview with Vince Gillian where he refers to Jesse as a proxy for Walt's soul. It gives an interesting flavor to the dynamic between them.