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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Advice/input welcome for my amateur fighting career! on: January 28, 2016, 03:14:16 AM
I'm still on track for my last few fights for 2016. Next one up is in Phoenix, Arizona for the Muay Thai Open tournament from April 22nd-24th. 

If I do well, I may get an offer that I will most likely refuse due to my age and mileage on this busted body.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: January 27, 2016, 07:30:43 PM
Thanks for the beta code SoulChilde!
83  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Blade and Soul on: January 22, 2016, 08:45:44 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 22, 2016, 03:50:10 PM

I got up to level 14 with my Blade Master last night, but I think I'm going to reroll.  It was lots of fun at the start, but has become a little too Street Fighter-esque for me, requiring a ton of specific button combinations at specific times in order to be successful.  They weren't kidding when they listed the class as "hard" at character creation.

Looking at either a Destroyer or Force Master, as both look a little less strenuous on the reflexes.

So far Gratch, force master looks to be the less twitchy of all the classes that I've played. Don't be fooled by the destroyer though, that is my main at lvl 24 and now it's like playing Zangief with an axe....not even kidding.  But I love it. I have a lvl 21 Blade Master as well and yes it's hard to master. Harkonis can tell you all about the hardest class Kung Fu Master.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: January 22, 2016, 08:42:37 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 22, 2016, 07:32:03 PM

It's probably more along the lines if your friends are ganking you, you should have other friends.

To be fair, Harkonis would gank me just for the thrill of killing me, and not for my loot. Then I would eventually kill him....I would laugh, he would laugh, then after that kill everyone that is not in our party smile
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 21, 2016, 02:59:01 AM
Yeah I'm falling behind, I will remedy that ASAP
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 17, 2016, 06:24:50 AM

Quote from: Teggy on January 17, 2016, 05:58:19 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 17, 2016, 05:26:28 AM

Quote from: Teggy on January 17, 2016, 03:53:57 AM

OK, someone on my friends list needs to make a fighter pawn. There are none to be had so I am helping out randoms.

I have a Ranger pawn that fights mostly with daggers if that helps.  And I finally rested in the inn so she should be properly available.

I think Kato has a true fighter pawn as well with The Grey.  Looks like he has a giant hammer or something.

I think Kato's is a Mage.

I changed my pawn to a Fighter right away.  Even leveled that old bastard up a bit and got some decent gear for him.  Got lucky with some mats I picked up and was able to enhance his main weapon Hammer to lvl 3.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 17, 2016, 12:42:58 AM

Quote from: Teggy on January 17, 2016, 12:19:10 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 16, 2016, 06:28:37 PM

EDIT EDIT:  You guys have rested at an Inn so your pawn uploads, right?  I can't imagine that every friend I have playing hasn't done that yet (hence the empty list), but stranger things have happened...

I didn't know that you had to do that, so no 😳

I think this pawn thing is really super cool, like nemesis system cool as far as an innovation. I can't believe it hasn't been copied in the last few years.

Maybe this stuff is in the manual but I'll just ask here 😊 Is it correct that only your pawn levels when you play? So you have to periodically refresh your companions? Also, is there a max level for pawns you can pick up to prevent you from cheesing stuff?

Yes, Pawns only level when you play.  It's a good idea to refresh your pawn after you level them up and add new skills, weapons and armor.
No max level to pick up pawns to make things easier. It's just that if you go outside your friends list, the cost would be really really high if way above your current level.  Friends pawns, at least on the 360, was always free no matter what level
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist - 1/15/16 - MLK Holiday Edition on: January 16, 2016, 09:25:07 PM
My Pawn's name is "The Grey"
Anyone seen that old bastard hanging out in the rift stone yet?

Also I'm trying to get back into Rebel Galaxy PC and some more Helldivers PC on my steam link.  Works pretty well when using a wired connection, haven't tried it using wireless.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 1/15/16 - MLK Holiday Edition on: January 16, 2016, 07:23:42 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 16, 2016, 07:01:56 PM

Well, I was going to spend the weekend with Dragon's Dogma.  But seeing as how the Pawn system - a fairly important component of the game - is completely broken right now (can't see Friend's pawns, pawns aren't receiving rewards when being used, etc.), I'm not sure where I'll end up.

Really bummed, as I was having fun with it last night...up until I realized the system was totally borked.   icon_evil

That sucks, sorry you're having some problems with the game frown
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 16, 2016, 04:11:59 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 16, 2016, 02:54:26 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 16, 2016, 06:38:00 AM

So I'm friends with a bunch of you on Steam, but it says there are no Pawns available when I filter it to search by "Friends Pawns".

Does it not pull pawns from your Steam friends list?  That would suck...  frown

I think it does, but I know I haven't yet gotten to the part where I create my own pawn.  I just got to the little encampment after finishing all the quests in the main town I could. 

Hopefully later today depending on how much time I spend with family.

It works. I've already hired Pawns from Razgon, Caine, and Hotfreak.  When you first zone in the place where you choose your pawns, the room will be populated by the pawns marked as a favorite and by your friends list first. 
After that you can filter out what you need or want.  I like browsing my pawns with the creators name on top so I know who to pick smile
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 1/15/16 - MLK Holiday Edition on: January 15, 2016, 03:02:28 PM
Dragons Dogma PC and maybe some Plants versus Zombies 2 beta XB1
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 15, 2016, 03:42:29 AM

Quote from: Destructor on January 15, 2016, 03:17:26 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 11, 2016, 06:44:52 PM

I am "Engine Nine" on Steam for anybody who wants to add me (assuming the pawn system uses Steam Friends lists).

It does. Also, Pawns rented out via Steam friends cost nothing to rent (or so the Steam forums say).

I've grabbed it (and Kato apparently found me on the Steam friend list as I got a request yesterday or so). Looking forward to playing it....right before I go to work for the day.

Damn timed unlocks.

Yes the pawns were absolutely free when drawn from the friends list. This was how it was on the 360 so I hope this is the case on steam.  Glad I found Destructor on the GT steam group, and I will also be sending out more friend requests because for some reason never bothered to check the group page.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP - Alan Rickman on: January 15, 2016, 02:21:27 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 14, 2016, 07:03:18 PM

I think the role that popped in my head first was his character from Love Actually since I saw that again recently.  But yeah, so many classic, memorable roles that he played.

My family also watches Love Actually and Die Hard during the holidays since they are both Christmas movies smile
Galaxy Quest is another role of his my family adores, and the Sheriff of Nottingham one of my favorites.  Rest in peace
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Helldivers: "Come on you apes! You wanna live forever?" on: January 14, 2016, 10:45:49 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on January 14, 2016, 09:35:10 PM

So for PC, Arrowhead finally blinked and made the aiming crosshair "always-on," with an option to disable that.

So if you weren't able to get comfortable with mouse/keys on PC, you may want to re-visit it now.  icon_smile

A couple nebulous posts at Arrowhead's Twitter account suggested we might want to "watch their news section" to see if anything new for Helldivers might be on the way. While I remain skeptical -- the Helldivers and ex-Gauntlet teams are working on a secret, unannounced game supposedly unrelated to its previous titles -- I would like to be wrong.

Good news. I do prefer the gamepad for Helldivers even though the keyboard and mouse controls are excellent.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 14, 2016, 04:07:24 PM
Glad that we will have a nice selection of pawns in this community smile
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 3 on: January 14, 2016, 04:10:33 AM
Hey Drifter, the game plays very well on the XB1. One of the few games during the holiday season that I loved.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How is everyone? on: January 12, 2016, 03:09:43 AM
Welcome back! smile
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma - Dark Arisen out! on: January 11, 2016, 06:35:15 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 11, 2016, 06:05:32 PM

Anybody picking this up on PC this week?  I'm curious to hear impressions from those that played on the 360 as well as new players.

I'll be picking this up.
99  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Ipad 4 for sale, Marantz SR 5008 receiver on: January 08, 2016, 09:54:15 PM
Very tempted by your iPad. I am budgeted out until the 15th and if you have no takers by then I will surely buy it from you
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Helldivers: "Come on you apes! You wanna live forever?" on: December 17, 2015, 08:31:51 PM
Thanks for letting me join and play last night BlackJack. That last drop was intense as all hell, and since I am still a noob at this game I died so many times.  The game is hard, but not frustratingly so and playing coop just elevates this game.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: December 17, 2015, 03:42:39 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 17, 2015, 01:42:43 AM

Well, it seems like the first of four exclusive movies from Adam Sandler has appeared on Netflix with nary a fart sound. 

The Ridiculous 6 showed up a week or two ago, and unlike most things Netflix produces it was not splashed across every header and advertisement space they have.  And for good reason, it pretty much falls in like with the worst terrible Sandler tripe despite having a bevy of recognizable faces in it.   thumbsdown

So glad they have three more of these to come...   Head meets wall

I watched the whole movie at the gym while doing cardio. I was able to tap into all the hate, despair, and disgust in my heart to fuel my workout with fantastic results. To be fair I love his older films like Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.  But lately, Adam Sandler has been laying turds IMO.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X on: December 16, 2015, 01:55:39 AM

Quote from: Ridah on December 15, 2015, 05:56:22 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 15, 2015, 04:18:24 AM

-On a 4K television the game is a hot mess. It looks like an early PS3 game in terms of jaggies and soft textures. I can see the beauty in the design, but the textures ruin the experience. Many of my PS3 and Xbox 360 games look much better than this, and THAT generation is dead and buried. Its a shame to see the creative vision limited by the WiiU hardware, but only graphic whores will be displeased.

How do PS4 and XB1 games look to you on your 4K set? I brought my PS4 to a Fry's electronics and tried out a variety of 4K sets across multiple games and they all looked bad.

I'm curious as well. I might be upgrading my TV to a 4K very soon.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: December 15, 2015, 02:45:43 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 15, 2015, 02:38:37 AM

Because when I think "Star Trek," I think "Beastie Boys and motorcycles!"

I loved the last two Trek films, but this trailer is awful. It's like some executive made all of the decisions of what was shown for this trailer.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Helldivers: "Come on you apes! You wanna live forever?" on: December 11, 2015, 07:37:36 AM
Had a rough start going solo for the first few levels, and then had a few matches with Blackjack which were really fun. Ended up with a totally random group that turned out to be a bunch of cool guys working great together and went from level 4 to lvl 13. Great game
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Helldivers: "Come on you apes! You wanna live forever?" on: December 09, 2015, 03:20:50 AM
I received this as a gift from my brother, and I can't wait to jump in.

I'm in the Steam GamingTrend group list as USMC Kato if anyone here wants to add me.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: December 04, 2015, 11:16:15 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 04, 2015, 10:20:02 PM

Red Brand - foul language and violence but I liked it.

The Nice Guys

Loved the trailer, looks so good and can't wait for it to release now
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/1) on: November 30, 2015, 04:08:16 AM
Rainbow 6 XB1 preordered and Just Cause 3 sometime this month
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 30, 2015, 12:47:59 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 30, 2015, 12:31:08 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 29, 2015, 11:31:49 PM

Is anyone selling the books after they get the buff?

I store them at my base in a magazine rack. Caps aren't really a problem for me and I have a water production plant to make caps if need be.

Yeah caps are finally not a big deal anymore. Purified water, crops, and .38 ammo are always sold for a nice profit
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 25, 2015, 07:59:38 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 25, 2015, 05:27:31 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 16, 2015, 10:48:36 PM

Sorry to break the news to you, but you are getting old and losing your skillz. It is permanent and nothing can be done about it.


Nice! Sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks slywink
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 23, 2015, 06:15:21 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 23, 2015, 05:10:42 PM

Also, here is a particularly nasty instance of Glitch in use.

Glitch is awesome
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The 100 on: November 19, 2015, 04:41:05 AM

Quote from: ravenvii on November 18, 2015, 08:43:24 PM

So Season 2 went up on Netflix a couple of weeks ago, and I finished watching it last night.

This show is awesome. I can't wait for the 3rd season!

I'm pleasantly surprised by this show!
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Today is Veteran's Day - thanks dbt & others! on: November 18, 2015, 05:41:16 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 18, 2015, 04:45:55 PM

Arizona seems to be a popular destination these days.
It sure is. My parents moved there permanently and I train over there all the time, I love Phoenix and Scotsdale! If I ever get tired of Georgia, I'll be moving there as well
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 10, 2015, 07:29:52 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 10, 2015, 07:00:29 PM

How recovering from surgery and I've played about six hours or so

Few tips and observation

Careful fighting around vehicles they go boom
 You get power armor early but it runs on fuel so don't go running around in it for long periods
Upgrade your weapons

liking what i see so far

Hope you have a speedy recovery Forge. Video games is the best rehab/time killer/pain distracter.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 10, 2015, 02:38:36 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 10, 2015, 02:34:15 AM

The game actually takes place 50 years from now so the time travel that takes place before each round requires some extra time.

This makes sense since you work at the GMO building (inside joke sorry)
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 09, 2015, 08:48:20 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 09, 2015, 07:14:36 PM

If you have it available try the Pharo SMG.  Super low recoil, fast movement while aiming down sights, 4 round burst that will continue to fire as you hold the trigger down.  I like it more than the VMP.  The Gorgon is OP for sure, I picked up one in a game that had some nice attachments on it and proceeded to kill fools with abandon until another Gorgon shut me down.  I have the Gorgon unlocked but haven't leveled it up too far yet as I'm working on the Pharo and the LCR1 and the Man of War and etc......

I now only use the gorgon if I'm really struggling. Nerf incoming for that weapon I'm sure, so get used to not relying on it. But enjoy while you can smile
Still having a lot of success with the X2 (3 round burst rifle) and the War Machine Assault rifle.
Leveling up the 7 round burst LMG at the moment, but so far I like it.
Pharo SMG is my favorite SMG so far. Especially if you do well with burst weapons
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: November 08, 2015, 01:36:16 AM
Love the game, single player bores me but zombie and multiplayer is awesome. Treyarch is the only CoD developer I trust
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 04, 2015, 02:33:09 AM
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Halo 5 on: November 02, 2015, 01:53:43 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 02, 2015, 04:41:17 AM

Fumble and I just played a match of Breakout where we won 5-1.  3 of the round victories were flag caps on my part, and the last was a kill while carrying the flag just as I was about to cap it again.  The other team was utterly oblivious to the fact that I was making a point of capping the flag.

I had a bit less success at it the match before, but it was still pretty exciting to make unmolested flag runs in that mode.

I'm loving breakout and swat modes for Halo.  While I love Warzone, I wish there were more maps for it and I miss the Co-op horde mode firefight
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/30/15 Halloween Edition on: November 02, 2015, 01:51:53 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 02, 2015, 01:15:48 PM

Played Battleborn Closed Technical Test and I'm impressed so far.   Totally ignored Destiny this weekend and played Wasteland 2 Director's Cut, but I think I'll be putting Destiny on the back burner for the time being.    I'm actually looking forward to Fallout 4 next week

Hey SoulChilde, do you have favorable impressions for Wasteland on the XB1? I need a single player game to play when I'm offline come December vacation.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/3) on: November 02, 2015, 11:00:52 AM
Call of Duty on XB1. I skipped the beta and didn't expect to buy this year, but strong word of mouth from my gamer buddies had me reconsider
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