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  2. Ok yeah, the Jackal is pretty awesome, but outside of the PoF maps its not as awesome. It can teleport through the air 3 times as it gets a DD type endurance bar, but it does lose some height so its not as good as the raptor jump. The Sand Portals are what makes it interesting. I've been wondered why there was a mastery point in the Desert Highlands that said it was above when all I could see was sky. Later i found a sand portal when I got as high as I could in that area. It took me through 2 sandy sky roads that ended in portals until I got to a platform way up in the stratosphere with the MP. I'm looking forward to all the hidden areas these portals will take me.
  3. Yesterday
  4. I beat the story. It took me about 12 hours. If you tried to hardcore speed run it, I doubt you could do it faster than 9-10. I only got side tracked doing hearts once, other than that I was going from chapter to chapter in between getting mounts. The only time it was gated was getting the Springer mount. You needed to get the canyon jump for the raptor to get to that area. The skimmer was only needed for one part, and the jackal is just extra for story... it seems a good bit of MP are gated behind it's abilities though. Once you get the Springer a wealth of MP become available, and you get one for each part of the story you do. You never really feel impeded by these. Each of the 3 mounts after the Raptor require a renowned heart to do, they offer the unsummonable mount and get you to practice its abilities to complete the heart. If only they'd have a CC heart. I'd say the Raptor is my favorite, its upgraded jump covers a lot of distance as long as you aren't going up hill. The Jackal is pretty neat, but seems situational. The story was damn good. Bravo to Anet for the voice acting, and the writing. Canach and Rytlock were epic with their back and forth banter. I had a lot of good laughs. Steve Blum and John DiMaggio were on top of their game. You'd never be able to tell it was Spike and Bender. There was comedy, drama, suspense, surprises, and action. There was a large amount of variety as well. It wasn't a rinse and repeat "beat this enemy, defend this gate, talk to this person". Some of the achievements were pretty shit though. They either required 2 play throughs to do the opposite thing you did before, required a mount you wouldn't have had access too yet, or they were only soloable with a high DPS class. With how long the story was, it would be tedious to grind this. But I'm glad the story was long... and that the final boss wasn't bugged like Mordy.
  5. Last week
  6. My mattress has been killing my back and sides for over a year now. I kept adjusting how I was sleeping, got a mattress pad, etc. Screw this thing. I bought a mattress in a box from for cheap. $140. I thought about getting a memory foam one but I read that they trap heat too easily so I went with a Slumber 1 brand coil spring.

    Sure as hell this mattress showed up in a box. It was vacummed sealed in a bag, folded and rolled up. When I broke that plastic seal it inflated so damn fast that it made a whistling noise thru the plastic bag as I was cutting it open. lol. It feels pretty comfortable so far but I have to let it air out for "full recovery" for 48 hours. I'd have rather gotten an expensive really nice beauty rest mattress or something else from a mattress store, but I'm tight on funds. This seems decent enough for now.

  7. Well yesterday was fun. Had really bad abdominal pain and ended up in the ER only to find out I had acute appendicitis and had to have surgery (all in all spent 10 hours in the ER, got home at 4:30 this morning). Now I'm in pain and out of work for at least a week. At least I get Vicadin as my pain killer (whenever my mother pucks the prescription up, I can't drive for the next week so yea).

    Guess it's time to get caught up on my anime and game backlogs.

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    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Not since I got hired at my job last year. Besides my high blood pressure and being slightly overweight I was told I was in good health. Was told that Wednesday night at the ER as well which is funny because considering my sedentary lifestyle you'd think I'd be a lot less healthier than I am (then again I do work a pretty physically intensive job and I do try and watch what I eat (though my diet wouldn't be considered exactly healthy)). Meh, I think a lot of it has to do with how I sleep. I normally don't sleep on my back which is how they had me in the OR so I think that has a lot to do with it (I have a bad back from not using proper lifting techniques at work when I was still in retail so sleeping on my back ends up with me having back pain the next day). Normally I'm a side sleeper and this is the first time I've ever been told I had sleep apnea with all of the times I've been put under. That or its just old age starting to creep in, meh hopefully this can be fixed without having to wear the mask but I won't know until I get sleep study done.

    3. Sledgstone


      I blame old age. Just wait until we're in our 60s. Imagine how your back will feel then. My knees will probably be destroyed by then. I used to be a stomach sleeper but I've been side sleeping for years now. Do you use an extra firm pillow for neck support or something softer for comfort? All these years and i still can't figure out the best pillow for side sleeping. 

    4. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Honestly I haven't found anything that works for side sleeping pillow wise. I've always preferred softer pillows over firm ones because firm ones generally give me headaches if I lay my head on them to long. Currently I sleep with three pillows on the bed (when I sleep normally, considering I can't sleep on my side atm I've been sleeping at an incline with a shit ton of pillows stacked behind me (sucks because it's extremely uncomfortable but I'm sleeping a lot better then I ever have)) one of which is mid-range softness (main pillow), one that's firm, and one that's extremely soft. I tend to favor my left side over my right so the softer pillow is on the left side to support the main pillow when I sleep on said side (I use my left arm as extra support, oddly enough it has not caused any issues as of yet). The firmer support pillow is on the right side and is the only support I use when sleeping on my right side (for some reason using my right arm as support doesn't work so well so I don't). It's an odd sleeping arrangement but it's the only thing that was working over the last few years.

  8. Got a Galaxy S8+ today. So far I like it a lot. My other phone had too many issues in the end, and it all probably has to do with being an unlocked phone. I know these companies alter the software on their devices to run more smoothly with their networks while at the same time forcing you to buy from them. 15 years ago it wasn't that way. But with how complex the software has become, its pretty easy to fix the system in your favor. When the rep tried to look up my phone for trade in value it has none. XD He was so confused himself.

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    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Good choice in phone, got mine a little over a month ago and love it (though I'd of rather had a Note).

    3. DeathscytheX


      I wanted a note at first, but more power paired with less battery was the deciding factor to go against it. I always have to opt with more battery. Maybe it won't matter, but I'm done taking chances on battery life. lol

    4. Sledgstone


      I'm still sitting here with my S7 a year later and my battery is lasting pretty much as long as it did when I first got it. I'll give it to samsung, they got decent batteries for these S7s.. those S7 notes that kept exploding however.. ehh. I'm glad they got their crap together seeing as I've heard nothing but great reviews for the S8 and S8+.

  9. I made a Titan and got him to 20. Its amazing how much Warlock gets in this game. The best jump and Healing Rift are amazing advantages in PvE. Blink and Empowering rift for PvP. I do like Striker Titan's 2 grenade option, but barrier sucks for PvE... its actually pretty garbage. The AI will flank you or walk right through it to continue damaging you, and unless you pick a subclass tree that grants healing off a melee kill, you'll die unless you try to run for cover. The smaller barrier that reloads your weapons automatically is nice until something gets in your face and you have to move, only to try and come back for the auto reload not to work anymore... oh and Warlock has an exotic armor piece that grants party reloading with rifts... so there is that too. Just about anything another class can do, Warlock can with an armor piece or just an ability. They really should add more utility to the other two classes some how. Taking away the bubble, and making it a alt super was bad enough, then you can't shoot from inside of it. I haven't unlocked the 3rd subclass, but two of Titan's supers are pretty subpar in PvE because half the important targets fly and float, making ground pound useless, and you can't spam the shield throw, it has like a 2-3 second cool down. Striker is super weak too... I mean it clears more adds and works in PvP, but against heavy targets you might get a bit of DPS in until a Cabal or Vex stomp you and send you flying away while your super drains. I wish they had the one big smash option similar to Hunter getting different options on Golden Gun. On another note, I picked up Nameless Midnight from Zavala, and holy crap is it amazing. I'll redo the Mida quest on my Titan and infuse it into this gun. It shoots just as fast, and kills almost any small target in one shot like a hand cannon.
  10. The trailer for the campaign. Looks alot better than all the futuristic stuff CoD has been doing lately.
  11. Earlier
  12. The grind has gotten the best of me TBH. I seem to be stuck at 283. The exotics that drop for me have all been 283 instead of dropping higher like they have been.. all my legendary weapons are 283-289. Chest piece drops are nearly non-existent for me. I get High Minded Complex Boots and Gloves along with Tone Patrol more than anything. I think I've capped and will have to rely on the reset for the luminous engrams. I've beaten every adventure and mission the game has, and I've looted every lost sector and about 98% of the regional chests. I feel like I got $60 worth out of the game. I'll continue to play casually off the reset. The best way to level up is being in a clan, because you can get up to 4 more luminous engrams a week without doing anything at all, so long as someone else does the tasks. If your clan beats the raid, you'll get a raid drop from the corresponding clan reward, seemingly same for trails. This is rather interesting. The other two come from a PvP win and Nightfall clear. Being a leech benefits the clan so long as you cap out your weekly clan XP contribution of 5000XP. You can hit it in a few hours of just doing patrols at 250XP a pop or a strike at 500XP a pop. I tried the first half the raid the other night. All the guys that got me through them in D1 are out of college and have jobs. Sadly my work time doesn't match up so I told them to pick up a different 6th person. I got a 284 Shock and Awe fusion rifle out of one of the encounter chests which I boosted to 289 with a mod. I want to infuse it to my Merciless because its the new Gjally of this game, but then my legendary power weapons would be limited. Xur is selling it, you better buy it. Anyways, the raid seems to be heavily puzzle oriented. I enjoyed the Bathhouse part, when we figured it out. Apparently it took the streamers the most time to figure out how it worked, we got it in about an hour of wipes. We got stuck in the dog room for much longer and that's when they called it a night. The difference between this raid and the ones I did in D1 is that everyone has to play a part. You can't just take 2-3 of your strongest players to clear a hard part like the Gorgon in VoG or the Bridge on Crota. The puzzles I did required all 6 people to be involved somehow. It was enjoyable, but very time consuming, I saw them on tonight again and they still haven't beaten it. But at least I'll get a raid weapon or armor piece when they eventually figure it all out. Merciless is insanely OP, Its a fusion rifle that basically shoots fast like the original Pocket Infinity after its first 2 shots. With 9 rounds in the mag its just damn amazing. The catch is the shots can't be lethal for the speed of charge between shots. So for regular mobs its kinda useless, but for majors and other high HP targets, it melts. It comes in handy when the game doesn't put anyone in your instance for the public event. I can get the Cabal Excavation to heroic super easy now, and I can solo Injection Rig. Swords and Fusion Rifles are clearly the best Power Weapons. Outside of the Hawthorne shotgun, all the other ones have been pretty shit that I've gotten. I have a 283 Sun Shot and Gravaton Lance now. I really want to get my hands on the new Hard Light. Outside of these I don't really love any of the other weapons. I infused my MIDA into my Call to Serve because I couldn't get Nameless Midnight to drop for me... everyone on reddit says its amazing. I liked Uriels Gift too, but I'll need a 280+ Sweet Business or Hardlight to drop to make it worth a damn. The hand cannons are kind of lackluster outside of Sunshot which is basically Fatebringer with a pretty skin. I kinda miss ole Red Death, damn thing would be pretty handy in some of these solo adventures I have with Heroic Events. And thanks to Bungie's hard-on for PvP balance we'll never see Ice Breaker or Invective return.
  13. Me and a buddy made some bulk sausage last night. It was a fun experience using a meat grinder for the first time. I have enough sausage in my freezer for almost a year now. Only cost about $20 for this amount. My friend bought way more pork butts than me and we made sausage for hours. Lol.


  14. So I finally beat the story today and I have to say I'm actually quite impressed with what Bungie did with Destiny 2. Story was great but there were a few low points, as DX said the humor was upped considerably (I now officially love Cayde even more), and the loot is generously doled out as you level (I got 2 exotic engrams before I was even 12, one from a public event and one from a random chest). While I still have problems with the game (there's a few things they didn't change from D1 that irk me and I'm still pissed about the Crucible changes) all in all it's definitely worth a buy and play through if your so inclined (though if you're not willing to pay full price wait until it goes on sale). Now to start the long and arduous power level grind, ugh.
  15. I really enjoyed it. For a remake, it was really well done. I never read the book, so I don't know how much closer this was to it over the mini-series. Obviously they couldn't fit everything into a +2 hour film, and they didn't try to cram the whole thing into a single film. I read there will be a second film, so I look forward to it.
  16. As much as this sucks for people that already bought an overpriced ebay one, and as much as this sucks for people that are having to wait for this... I hope they flood the market and so a ton of scalpers get left with their stock with no one to buy.
  17. Maybe Nintendo actually wants money to go to them instead of ebay sellers.
  18. I finished LoTR: The Fellowship of the Ring yesterday. Great novel, but if I ever read it again I'll skip the first 150 pages of hobbit only adventures. lol. After that chunk the book turned out to be great. And the fan theory about Gandalf telling them "fly you fools" as in get to the eagles is debunked to me. Theory:

    In the novel the word 'fly' was used as the word run in multiple instances. It was just the writing style. I'm glad they kept that scene like that in the movie, but Gandalf had no secret meaning when he said that. He was simply telling them to run for their f*cking lives or they'd all die in Moria.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      All I have to say is Tom, you know what I mean (it's the only part of Fellowship I actually enjoyed outside of Moria, I really wish they would of put him in the movie). Everything else before the Council meeting could pretty much be left out (I could care less about how many meals a Hobbit has in a day or how a proper Hobbit should live). Don't get me wrong I love Tolkien's work and I love how he crafted an entire world in just 3 books (technically LotR is one book just split in three) but seriously I don't need all this set-up just for it not to mean a damn thing in the next two novels (as much as I love the Ents they're probably the only real downside to The Two Towers (though they do redeem themselves).

      I honestly can't believe people actually thought that. "Fly" has more than one meaning, get a fucking dictionary people. The context it's said in is a dead giveaway as to what he meant because how the fuck do you fly out of a mine (with a Balrog on your ass at that). As much as Tolkien is great at alluding to certain things in his books there is no denying he meant "run for your fucking lives" and not "fly on the backs of eagles". Nerds will never cease to amaze me (yes I say that knowing full well I am one).

    2. Sledgstone


      I thought Tom was the most unbelievable character. Lol. He was definitely interesting but singing all the time was a bit creepy to me considering. Especially since he is so powerful he can simply basically order anyone or anything to do something by singing it. He sang a song to the hobbits and told them to go strip down and play in the river. Next thing you know we got naked hobbits frolicking around for a couple paragraphs. XD

  19. so, this is a thing lol
  20. I played 2 rounds of PvP today, and I'm not a fan of the randomized mode of QP. I didn't like countdown, and I don't like clash. I did enjoy Supremacy, which is basically Kill Confirmed on COD. It's a more cautious game mode. Pulse rifles and side arms worked the best for me. Side arms are super deadly at mid range. ARs felt kinda meh. At least the one I had on me. I wish you could pick the mode, but they probably know less people would pick countdown over control.
  21. At least you CAN grind it in PvE, thats really all I ever asked for. In D1 getting a legendary alone was a feat, and then it would be a low light level. I got MIDA and Strum tonight. Mine are only 284 and 285 though. That MIDA mini-tool is a damn good SMG. I also managed to get Sweet Business to drop off an engram I got during an adventure. Its crazy how these things drop from anywhere. That would be my 7th one as well. I need to do the nightfall and have 5 minutes left to get the Rat King. Once I get two crucible matches out of the way that is. These bounties are fairly reasonable to do. I'm glad there is no "get 50 void kills in the crucible". I'm at 272 now. I did get clan rewards from the guys I did raids with. It dropped me some good armor. I figured as long as I keep giving XP I can stick around, I only know 1 of them IRL. All I'm really doing now is trying to hit every adventure. I joined a friend that just started yesterday and I like how it does a GW2 style scaling to where I couldn't wreck everything with one shot... and I even got a legendary engram to drop during the mission. He was level 8, so it was pretty impressive. I really need to start another character soon. As much as I like Strum I'd rather get Sun Shot and use Strum to infuse it. Strum takes a little to long to reload for my liking.
  22. I thought it was an okay predictable movie. .... This is probably the closest we're going to get to seeing Deadpool dealing with Nick Fury.
  23. So, not going to win awards or anything, but it was a fun and funny movie. If you're up for watching Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Renolds have fun with their characters, totally worth seeing!
  24. Heh, Teawrex finally hit 290 today after 7 hours of grinding for it. It's nice they're so giving with the legendary and exotic gear but it seems they want you to work for that damn power level (which apparently the highest PL guardian right now is or was sitting at 296 as of 4 pm today). Seems to be the best way of going about it is just grinding out rep with each of the factions and hoping for the best (and getting in a clan, the damn rewards you get from that can be fucking amazing from what I've seen) as well as doing you're exotic weapon quests and what not (Tea has a Strum at 294 (Kinetic Exotic Handcannon, pretty sweet looking if you ask me. He had a 294 Multi-tool but he infused it into a legendary energy scout) until the raid goes live Wednesday. The Nightfall looked pretty damn interesting (I was watching Gothalion and Broman do it this morning) and I kind of like the idea of a time limit (though it doesn't seem to be all that bad, they cleared with plenty of time to spare). Sadly the one downside to watching Tea play is he doesn't do the Strikes since he's so obsessed with hitting 300 PL before the raid so it's nice to hear that at least some of them are fun. After watching Tea grind all day today (yea, I spent a lot of time watching Twitch today. I really need to find something better to do with my time on days off) I broke down and purchased it, just waiting on it to download (got the standard edition, if I end up enjoying it I'll buy the season pass). The adventures look like fun (and they're nice little additions to the story), public events actually look like they're worth doing now (and those heroic versions for some of them look like fun), the story seems pretty damn solid, and honestly I'm just surprised by how much Bungie did to improve upon shit they fucked up in D1 (there are still things I see that didn't get fixed but they're minor). I look forward to giving this a go tomorrow after my initial FFXIV grind, will be a nice distraction until I get my ass in gear to play Horizon.
  25. Yeah it seems 265 is the soft cap then the grind gets worse. 270 gear comes from the nightfall, Xur (most likely 300 exotics), and rep vendors on rare occasions. The raid will probably push people to 290 and then 300. Kinda sucks, but we'll see how guided games go. The guys I normally did raids with were all about doing it at reset and I'll never be on for that. I want to do at least one for this secret bounty that dropped for me and I can't advance until then. I did 3 different strikes today and they were pretty fun. They really made sure you can't cheese these things. I hear the nightfall has a time limit too. All the end bosses fights took place in a chamber or a high scaffolding with fall hazards. The Vex strike on Io was my favorite. It's very VoG inspired and lacked big skips but instead had hazardous puzzles between each encounter. The other Nessus strike was a fallen one, and the boss was like Archon Priest up on a circular scaffolding I just mentioned. Special Shanks would electrify the ground disabling your ability to sprint and jump if you didn't kill them. The Vex boss on Io made cover dissappear, and a massive Taken cabal phalanx boss on the 3rd one made the floor around all the cover near the walls of the chamber toxic so you had to fight from the center or exposed on top the structures. The Inverted Spire is def the worst of what I've played.
  26. It is Rated R and sounds pretty damn amazing, but I think I'll skip watching It in the movie theaters.
  27. Oh I knew it was a joke but after thinking about it I really don't want to wait until Oct (especially considering the new FFXIV patch goes live the week before) to play it and honestly I suck at shooters when I use a mouse and keyboard, better off just getting it on my PS4. I'm going to watch some more streamers today and make my final decision by tomorrow (I was watching some last night before I finally passed out, seems like the higher you go in Power Level the harder it is to raise it (seems like the loot system isn't working correctly, Teawrex was stuck at 284-285 before I went to bed) which kind of turns me off then again I'm not exactly looking at getting into the raid until Guided Games becomes available for it. Oh yea and I am off every Sunday so there is at least one day a week we can try and do stuff if I do buy it.
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