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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 07, 2012, 01:00:12 PM

Quote from: Chordian on July 07, 2012, 11:32:25 AM

Now that we have a specific GIF thread, perhaps we should rename this one "Bring out your images!" instead and forbid GIF images here?


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42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring out your .gifs! Bring out your .gifs! [NSFW?] on: July 06, 2012, 01:42:01 PM
43  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wizardry Online on: July 03, 2012, 02:11:02 AM

Quote from: skystride on June 14, 2011, 05:53:00 PM

Didn't they announce (before LOTRO came out) that a LOTR game was being worked on with permadeath?  It sounded intriguing at the time.  I would like to see it done well in a MMO.

EVE has sort of permadeath if you consider your ship as an avatar.

I know at one point Atriarch was planning on having permadeath, and, on top that, your character is persistent in the game world (24/7). But supposedly it would be very difficult to permakill someone that was not online at the time.  They offset the death penalty with offspring. As your matured (leveled) you could have offspring that grew (leveled) as you continued to. So when you died, your offspring would inherit your wealth (items and gold) and your stats (genetics and all that). So basically you would start over by taking over your offspring.
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: July 02, 2012, 11:52:39 PM
I Put A Spell On You - Lip Sync

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0exXGfzivJ8

45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood on: June 11, 2012, 09:54:57 PM

Quote from: sgoldj on June 11, 2012, 12:32:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 11, 2012, 12:29:04 AM

alright, only a half hour to go.  c'mon Tara, be a good girl and die.

Spoiler for Hiden:
You got your wish!  icon_twisted

Spoiler for Hiden:
Now we get to see if her acting skills are up to level of playing a retarded vampire. Somehow I think she will still manage to screw that up.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 09, 2012, 01:32:07 PM
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: June 02, 2012, 04:46:52 PM

Quote from: Mikagami on June 02, 2012, 04:46:13 AM

New gear outta AH
13k hp
5287 armor
5450.15 dps
67% damage reduction
49-89 varying resistances.

Skilled for damage reduction, Tough as Nails + Nerves of Steel

...
......
.......... still dying to elites near the end of Act I:Hell.

Why am I still going with this barbarian...

Not sure what level you are but at nightmare diablo i switched to a build similar to this

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WeYVPR!bed!aaZcZZ

I use a shield and focus on vitality+strength stuff and life on hit is also nice. Some elites are very very easy. Basically the strat is to get 5 stacks of frenzy going then pop your wrath of berzerker. The goal is to take out 1-2 of a pack before wrath expires.

48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2012: One COMPLETELY Lame World on: May 15, 2012, 09:05:03 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 15, 2012, 05:23:51 PM

Yeah this was one of the most boring seasons ever - particularly the second half.  Unfortunately Colton's comment was dead on; as soon as he was gone the show just tanked.  You could pretty much just see Kim winning from that moment on.  If Colton had stayed, the outcome very well could have been the same (given she was so strong in challenges AND held an immunity idol) but it would have been a much more interesting ride.

Christina frustrated me to no end, she was really the only one I was rooting for but she never stepped out to take any form of risk at all, and there were plenty of opportunities.  Not to mention how mean all those girls were to her, I would have jumped onto the boys side immediately just out of spite.  So aggravating.  And did you notice not once did anyone even mention taking Kim out, even though she was clearly the frontrunner from virtually every standpoint.  I know it's easy for us to say sitting at home, but some times it's just like watching a bunch of retarded monkeys.  If just one monkey shows any ounce of dominance or intelligence (see Boston Rob), the remainder fall in line.

I do hope they bring Colton back, the question for me would be if the filming for that was already done, so the cast wouldn't have seen him yet.  That would give him a bit more of a fighting chance.

I strongly disagree that after Colton left that you could "pretty much just see Kim winning from that moment on.". Most of her individual immunity wins were close calls. Had she lost even one down the stretch I am betting we would have seen a lot more action. Plus, there were several really close calls for the girl dominance early on after colton left. All it would have taken was 1-2 people to swing the tide on several occasions. And, just because they did not show anyone talking about taking Kim out does not mean there was not people talking about it.

For me, I would never watch a survivor with Colton on it. I might, maybe watch a season he was on after he was voted off.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 11, 2012, 09:09:14 PM
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Here on: May 02, 2012, 11:41:06 PM

Quote from: notrich on April 27, 2012, 04:09:49 AM

Quote from: TiLT on April 24, 2012, 04:26:43 PM


As for the character, here's the current speculation in its roughest form: (moderately big book spoilers)
Spoiler for Hiden:
She's actually the Jeyne we know from the books, only she's "undercover" for one reason or another which is likely to be revealed soon. Robb might end up in the hay with her, and only afterwards realize she's a noble. His honor will force him to marry her, which leads us to the events we know from the books.
well i was more worried that she was a character made up out of thin air to replace the character in question...  seems like a silly way to introduce the character (if the speculation is true)

She could be.

Spoiler for Hiden:
In the book she is a minor nobility. I can seem them switching it up for TV so that the impact of their station difference is a lot more pronounced.

51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 02, 2012, 09:27:32 PM
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 01, 2012, 02:19:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 31, 2012, 11:19:20 PM

I've seen the first season, and frankly only half the episodes were all that good and it seemed to be going downhill pretty hard at the end.  Flog the fanboys.  Tongue

So you saw the first season and do not recognize the 3 main characters?? You might want to visit a doctor and see if you have that facial-recognition condition. slywink
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 26, 2012, 09:01:01 PM
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hunger Games on: March 24, 2012, 05:12:52 AM
I did not enjoy the movie too much. Didn't help matters that a bunch of teenagers sat behind us and, it seemed at the most inopportune times, would be whispering, kicking seats, making intentional noise, etc etc. I think I projected my loathing of teenagers to the big screen, thus detracting more from my enjoyment of the movie.

I thought the movie really felt disjointed and hurried/rushed and it seemed to have an almost Twilight air about it some times. On one hand I think reading the books detracted somewhat from the movie, but on the other hand, they glossed over some much stuff that I could see where non-book readers might get confused or not put together elements of the story. I dont think the main character translated well from the book to the screen. I found myself not caring much about her.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 09, 2012, 10:28:41 PM
Someone with some photoshop skills should reverse the last spider picture then replace the sky/clouds with the grass from the pic of the dog above it. In a sequence it would look like the dog was covered with spiders.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New game - Describe a movie in 2 sentences or less. Snark encouraged. on: March 07, 2012, 03:19:33 AM
A Serbian Film: No way this could get any worse....oops I was wrong.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 25, 2012, 02:50:02 PM
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 23, 2012, 01:34:12 AM
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Revolution on: February 12, 2012, 05:29:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 12, 2012, 08:30:54 AM

the premise is that all forms of energy mysteriously cease to exist in the world

Really? That sounds laughably bad. I hope it is a little more restrictive than "all forms of energy".
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 10, 2012, 12:44:41 AM
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Voice on: February 08, 2012, 09:56:28 PM

Quote from: rittchard on February 08, 2012, 12:42:10 AM

Really enjoying the show, the chemistry between the judges is even better this season.  You can probably do a drinking game based on how many times Adam reminds you that he won last year lol.  I decided to dump American Idol this year, maybe I'll check in on the top 10/12 if you guys say I should.  Otherwise I think I like The Voice the best of the 3 singing competitions, particularly the blind audition portion.

Last year, it took me a while to warm up to the judges since I really don't care for any of their styles of music. But toward the end I was enjoying their part in the show. I agree that the chemistry between them is better this season so far. I think i would have like to see 4 different judges though if I had a choice.

Do you think the judges have people to the side that give them information about the looks of the singers? Cause they sure seem to be looking in that direction a lot during that first portion of the songs.
62  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: February 05, 2012, 04:53:27 AM

Quote from: Teggy on February 04, 2012, 05:48:05 PM

How have you geared your tank? Mine is very heavily weighted toward end and mitigation. Were you questing at level or somewhat over leveled for the mobs?

Standard stuff, I focused on +defense stuff mainly, mixing in a tiny bit of +str here and there. I normally focused on defensive talents while leveling up. I leveled my cybertech slightly faster than my character level so almost always had blue armor plating and modifications ready to insert in all my armor/weapon when I reached the next upgrade level.

My next highest level is a sniper and he is 36th. For a pure DPS class/spec, he just is not putting out great DPS. That may change in the next few levels though as I get some good DPS talents up the tree. My bounty hunter is just 17 maybe, but still seems to do way more DPS than my other characters at that level when it comes to AEing weak mobs.
63  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: February 04, 2012, 01:53:54 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 03, 2012, 02:47:58 PM

Here's a recipe for sucking the fun out of the game: quest as a fully specced tank with a healer companion. You never die but it feels like you are attacking the mobs with fine grain sandpaper icon_lol

My first 50th was a tank-specced sith warrior (who always used healer companion) and I never felt like I was attacking mobs with a fine grain of sandpaper, especially after leveling up some other classes. (i.e. my warrior's DPS does not seem that far off my DPS alts other than the massive AE of my bounty hunter who can take out a whole group of weak mobs with one ability).
64  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: 10 years of Camelot on: January 07, 2012, 05:10:35 AM
I remember those hibernian bastards that put down the mushrooms that did AE damage. For awhile they dominated any keep battle. My biggest gripe of the game was how they designed a lot of PvP around large-scale warfare yet the engine just couldn't handle it. They really put the cart before the horse in that department.

65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 07, 2012, 04:54:42 AM
I get 99% of the stuff I post on here off of site that pulls random live journal images.

66  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: January 05, 2012, 03:23:59 AM

Quote from: The Grue on January 05, 2012, 02:28:24 AM

Anyone hit 50 yet?  What all is there to do once you hit it?  If nothing, I am okay with making an alt, but I probably won't put in the insane amount of time I've been putting in to rush this trooper to 50.  My PC backlog will thank me.

I hit 50 tonight on my sith warrior juggernaut tank. I already had my speeder bike built (from schematic I bought off the auction house). After I bought the skill, all the 50th skills, I went over to my cybertech trainer and trained a bunch of stuff. Due to money concerns I only was learning enough cybertech trainer patterns to level it up and make stuff only relevant to my character. I STILL didn't have enough credits to get them all.

The next "step" is to go to Ilum or whatever its called (lvl 50 planet) and work on getting commendations for epic mods. I got all the epic ship components but still having some trouble with the last two space missions. Gonna work on getting those done at some point. Other than that, I am trying to uncover some epic cybertech patterns by making greens, reverse engineering those to discover a blue pattern, then RE'ing it to get an epic one. So I having been sending 5 companions out at a time to scavenge and underworld trade for materials.

I got 4 alts between 10 and 15, so will soon be looking to get those going.
67  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: December 30, 2011, 04:57:59 AM
Got my sith warrior juggernaut up to 42 today. I am tanked specced. Very rarely run into anything I can't outlast. Of course I am basically forced to use Quinn as my companion which kinda sucks in terms of bringing out other crew members for anything. Not sure why sith warriors get two tank companions. Really makes no sense to me.

My crewskills are cybertech, salvaging, and underworld trading. They have served me pretty good. I always kept it pretty high so I was making "blue" armor and modification slot items for upcoming levels. So now that I have 5 orange armor pieces (and 1 lightsaber), I get a substantial boost whenever I hit a new mod level especially since armor rating on armor is directly tied to the armoring slot modification.

I screwed up at the beginning and had some light-side points where I wish I hadn't. But now I always pick dark side option if there is one. But really the only benefit I am seeing is the two relic slot items you can purchase from the dark side vendor. I do like how your character's look changes with each level of dark side, but thats just a cosmetic change.



68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] American Horror Story on: December 22, 2011, 08:57:28 PM

Quote from: kadnod on December 22, 2011, 05:24:46 PM

Just watched the season finale.  What a fun, scary, unexpectedly well written show.  Great, weird story with some really solid acting.

Definitely not your typical season finale. Kept you wondering what was around the next corner from start to finish. Well done and an overall awesome season 1.

69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The X Factor on: December 22, 2011, 08:41:02 PM
Wow what a horrible final. For their first songs they pair the contestants with a duet partner. In each performance the professional overshadowed the contestant's performance, which was sometimes also drowned out by the ultra loud background music/vocals. None of those duets were any good I felt.

For their final song they each sung their initial audition song. Seriously? It might not had been so bad if the auditions were AI style (i.e. 10-20 seconds with no musical accompaniment), but xfactor auditions were long and allowed contestants to play a track to sing along with. The result was (at least for me) that I enjoyed their audition performances more than their final performances, other than Melanie's cause hers was essentially the same but with a more confidence. Josh's arrangement was just horrible imho. Chris's final performance was just way over-produced and lost so much of its sincerity compared to his audition. Really disappointed. When I watch these singing competitions I want to hear them sing and sing different stuff each week. The finale failed on both of those levels.

While Josh would be the only artist that I would listen to after xfactor, I don't really care who wins since I liked all 3 of the finalist.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 15, 2011, 10:00:39 PM
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor: Fall 2011 on: December 15, 2011, 09:57:10 PM
They really need to implement a separation-of-church-and-survivor rule for this show. Really did not like all the time spent on showing religious "expression" for lack of a better word.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The X Factor on: December 07, 2011, 09:57:39 PM

Quote from: rittchard on December 07, 2011, 09:26:32 PM

I'm in it to win it!  Or at least to the bitter end.  I was pissed off they dropped Drew last week (apparently others were as well as Paula was getting death threats).  She was the only one who didn't have big production numbers and just sang extremely well.  The other judges seemed like they wanted to send Simon a message and deliberately didn't save her, it was pretty ugly last week.

They all have all been complaining (or at least hinting) about Drew's inability to do anything notable outside her limited style (the ladies less so than LA's obvious disdain, but it was still there). She tried a few times to go outside of those rails and it was not very good. I was still a little surprised she was in the bottom two though, I thought she had more support than that.

Other than last week, Josh seems to be owning the competition, and at this point I think it is his to lose.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 06, 2011, 10:01:52 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 06, 2011, 02:35:44 AM

Kato, look away!



Quote
An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spiders webs.

Hmm, that seems odd. If I was a betting man I would bet that those are not spider webs but the webs of some worm. I have seen trees in KY look very much like that due to worms (not sure the type of worm though but my brother use to harvest them to use as fish bait).
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 05, 2011, 11:22:42 PM
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: November 25, 2011, 03:01:37 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on November 25, 2011, 01:05:34 AM

Im kind of curious about those who have had the multiple crash issues with Skyrim.   I have had exactly one crash in 40 hours of play and that happened when I tried to alt/tab out of the game.  This is seriously one of the most stable games Ive ever played.  I do have a very up to date computer, with an Intel i-7 2600k processor and a GTX 590 graphics card, so maybe the game was optimized for newer equipment.  I was actually quite surprised, based on my game play, to see people complaining about its stability. 

I have a GTX 580 (with up-to-date drivers) and an i7-2600k running windows 7 OS and have multiple crashes every session. Lately the thieves guild area in Riften seem to have the biggest issue. I often noticed framerate hiccups starting in that area which results in a crash shortly after, but it can happen anywhere. I save very often now.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The X Factor on: November 11, 2011, 12:12:13 AM
Drew is seemingly more and more a 1-trick pony and, for me at least, it is already bordering on boring. Simon tried to break her out of that mold last week and it was not that good. So this week she was back to the same mode and it sounded, as LA was saying, like the same song as before. She still has a strong fan base and I dont see her going anywhere anytime soon. Highlight of the show was Paula telling her she should not take any more fashion advice from Simon who immediately informs her that Drew designed her own outfit. smile

Stacy really needs to keep her bangs going, jesus what a huge forehead she has. She was very scary looking to me. Not a good performance for her.

While I still like Melanie a lot, her performance was so-so this week I felt, mainly due to song choice.

Josh was pretty good (like the second half better than the first) and it still going strong. I agree he is sometimes a little too dramatic.

Don't really care much for either rapper. It would be cool to see them both in the bottom two one night and force them to have a rap battle, lol.

Rachel did pretty good. Definitely needs to stay in that genre. The previous two weeks have not be very good due to song choices imho. She still shows her inexperience at times vocally, but when she is on, she is on. Plus she is too damn cute.

I imagine both groups will be in the bottom two tonight. 

77  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: November 09, 2011, 03:04:53 AM
Looks like Aquaria for Ipad is now available. Looks pretty sweet. Left my ipad at work though so can't get it yet. frown

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aquaria/id469372252?mt=8
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 07, 2011, 01:26:27 AM
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 30, 2011, 02:46:52 PM
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The X Factor on: October 26, 2011, 11:02:19 PM
I thought the whole show was a little over the top. Often they had dancers dancing around when there really was not any reason to. Also thought that the sound sucked balls. Something seemed really off with it in terms of volume. The crowd and background music seemed too loud compared to the singer's mics.

Not many surprises in this first live show. The biggest one to me was getting rid of the brother duo in favor of the hodgepodge groups (although the girls I think sounded good, but again, hard to hear them over the everything else).

I enjoyed Josh the most I think even though his song was repetitive. I thought it was kinda funny that nicole was asking simon "wheres my props (for coaching Josh)" then in the next sentence said how she loved how he ignored everything they had been working on and did it his way. I was disappointed Simon didn't get a chance to comeback with something like "Josh, props to you for ignoring a week of Nicole's mentoring."

I really like Leroy and hope he sticks around awhile, he voice just commands my attention.

While I liked Drew's voice I didnt like how they took a fun, upbeat song and made it slow and somber. Just made no sense to me. You can tell she is still very inexperienced and probably needs to stay in that sit-still-and-sing-song-slowly mode, which, imho, will get old eventually. She is still the one to beat however, due to 1) Simon pimping her and 2) Justin Beiber asking his fans to vote for her. For some reason i find her tween awkwardness endearing, but not sure how long that will last. She is a dead ringer for my cousin so that might be part of it.

I loved Rachel Crows rendition of If I Were A Boy in bootcamp and was expecting more of her in this live show. But her song choice, outfit, hairdo, stage production really sucked last night I thought. She needs to stick to what she does best if she wants to stick around. 

Melanie I thought did a decent job with the whitney song but you could tell that it was a little too big for her. Simon wanted to push her and thats what happened. You could tell she was not comfortable with that performance. She is still a very solid singer and, imho, will probably be in it till the end.


 
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