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  1. Now I understand why the last Lord of the Rings movie had such a long endless ending.. I'm halfway through the last book, the ring is already destroyed, the war is won and everyone is celebrating at the castle.. theres still like 300 pages left. wtf. XD and one of the biggest differences from the book and the movie was the last stretch of Frodo and Sam's journey. In the movie, they fought Shelob the spider and after Sam killed a couple Orcs and saved Frodo, they  took some more paths and were at the the lava in Mt Doom.. in the book, Sam had to infiltrate a massive Orc base, most of the Orcs killed each other in an argument, save Frodo.. and then had to actually go to Mt Doom still because that was only the first mountain. wtf. They had an extra week of traveling through enemy controlled land, sneak past multiple Orc bases and encampments, dress up as orcs and had to blend in with an Orc march to get over a bridge, get to Mount Doom, climb it.. lmao. the movie could have been so much longer. XD

    1. DeathscytheX


      Honestly these books were way too long for movies. It was made too early. With HBO and Netflix these days, this would have been an amazing 5-7 season series easily. Digesting all of it an hour at a time would have made it more enjoyable and manageable.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      You mean so much better XD Yea the end of RotK kinda drags on for quite awhile with a lot of little things that weren't exactly necessary to get the story across (but remember, Tolkien was a world builder before a storyteller and he built one hell of a world).

      God what I wouldn't give for a literal book to TV series adaptation of Lord of the Rings (preferably HBO, Netflix does good stuff but I think HBO would do it much more justice). The movies were a little too condensed for my tastes and honestly not as enjoyable as a TV series would be.

  2. Are the Borderlands games actual sequels to each other? Or will I not understand any plot if I skip the first two?
  3. I got to play the beta for 2 hours yesterday. It honestly felt like every other call of duty game to me again except with different maps. Except it felt like ADS was incredibly slow. I had a couple decent rounds, but for the most part I felt like I was just getting farmed constantly. I never liked Killstreaks. I think they are pointless and just give a good player an overwhelming advantage. Its one thing if a player was already an expert and can go 20-5 every round, but add killstreaks to that and that same person will be in a jet raining down death on everyone the moment they spawn and that happened repeatedly. I'm sure that person is having a blast, but I don't find it enjoyable or even remotely balanced, but thats what every call of duty game is, always has been and always will be. eh, its not my cup of tea. Oh, and yeah these maps are small but god the spawning was horrible. I'd get shot in the back so often because I'd spawn almost in front of enemies that I got used to immediately turning around after spawning to rush into somebody. The only time I knew I had a safe spawn is by looking at the mini map and seeing 1 or 2 other teammates spawning right next to me. By the end of my 2 hours I was mostly having a k/d of 1.0 and I got over rank 5 to get customizable loadouts, etc. The game is decent for what it is but its not something I'll rush out to buy. Like Battlefield 1 & V, I'm guessing I'd have a more enjoyable experience if I was playing with actual teammates I was talking to and coordinating with instead of some randoms that have static mics crackling over my audio (I had to mute mics after the 4th round, it was just people being profane or making noise for the hell of making noise). I will say tho, domination mode felt extremely similar to BF's domination and that game mode was the most fun I had out of the beta.
  4. Upgraded the forums today. The gallery should be working better for uploads. And we have a new our picks section at the top of the home page and bottom of the forums page (I might move these around still, haven't decided yet). Any topic, post, blog entry, gallery, gallery image, etc. can be "promoted" by an admin to appear on these pages. And when I get around to setting up the facebook and twitter accounts for the site to connect to it, these promoted items will be auto posted to those social platforms. Also, I'll be moving the site to a different hosting provider in the next couple weeks or months. Hopefully we don't run into any issues.
  5. I think I found a new web host. If all goes well I'll transfer AC over to it sometime this month. It might have slower page loads but it'll save me money and some time since I wont have to do server maintenance / troubleshooting anymore.

  6. And the first ceiling fan I put up is making a noise. -_-; I'm going to have to take it back down and adjust the damn steel mounting bracket. x_x When I did the second fan I realized I could get my phone at just the right angle to see exactly where I was mounting the damn thing. I'll have to do that for the first fan now. That'll take multiple hours this weekend. x_x

  7. Ah.. thats the kind of thing that I hate. Since I'm such a casual player this wouldn't be fun for me at all. Within the first day or two everyone will marathon the game to level 12, get the ghost perk.. but me. I'd end up being under level 12 for months and I'd get farmed repeatedly. x_x I'll definitely try out the beta if I get the time this weekend. I'm about to set it to download now.
  8. Sledgstone


    I watched that video.. that guy is guaranteed to f*ck up battlefield. I just don't know wtf DICE was thinking after BF4. BF4 had its issues, but it was solid. Vehicle combat was the best ever for the entire series and gunplay felt great.
  9. Sledgstone


    Oh f*ck. I didn't even watch this video yet and I can already tell that will make everything a microtransaction disaster.
  10. I installed a complicated ceiling fan yesterday. The light fixture was cheap and held in place by the ceiling drywall. I had to take it out, cut a larger hole in the ceiling, install a ceiling fan support brace and electric box.. But the real bitch was there were 4 electric lines running to this light fixture as a full junction box. I had to cut and strip 12 stiff as hell wires, and run an additional 3 wires to the ceiling fan. Also stuff all the insulation back into the ceiling while gagging on the particulates of it all in the air.. and jam all those wires into the small ass box. In the end it all worked out. Took me 6 hours. wtf. The other ceiling fans I've done for Lady's mom took me around 2 1/2 hours. 6 hours was a pain. I'll have to do it again for my office room. Same thing, 4 sets of wires, ceiling fan bracket, etc. I bet I could trim 1 hour off that 6 hours tho now that I wont have to stop to search for random answers to things again.

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    2. Sledgstone


      Got my other ceiling fan installed yesterday. Took me even longer than the first one. Wtf. 7 hours to install this. I'm pleased with the end result.









    3. DeathscytheX
    4. Sledgstone


      Lmao! I felt that way to. But I had a fire extinguisher nearby just in case. XD

  11. I didn't get the chance to try the 2v2 alpha with my brother but he did say he enjoyed it alot. How was it with no mini map? Did you get used to it quick? I have hardly played BFV at all over the last year, like maybe a handful of conquest games, not just because of lack of time (thats alot to do with it tho), but because of the spotting and mini map changes. I can't find a damn person in it. Maybe because the maps are so huge but without spotting or having enemies lit up on a mini map I really lost interest in the game. Maybe with CoD it'll be easier to engage enemies with the maps being significantly smaller than BFV conquest. These FPS modern combat style games are all going for realism while I want a more non realistic experience. Eventually with graphics improving every day eventually these games will have to draw a line for true realism.. imagine battlefield and call of duty graphics so good it literally looks like you are killing real people. I'd rather the games keep some realism out while still providing great gameplay, gun mechanics, physics, etc. But god I miss shooting towards red doritos on battlefield.
  12. Sledgstone

    PS Plus Games

    Looks like Sony is stepping up the quality of Plus games. Both of these look enjoyable, but I still haven't played the other games in their series. lol. The most I've played of Darksiders 1 was getting to the first boss.
  13. So that clip at the end.. Rey with the red lightsaber. I'm wondering if thats a clip just to throw everyone off and its just part of some vision that takes place in the movie, or are they really going to do some kind of role reversal and we'll have Rey turn dark side but somehow Kylo redeems himself? Hmmm..
  14. Windows 10 August 2019 update has wrecked my PC. wtf. Random reboots and freezing. It did it a few times over the last week, but yesterday it froze and rebooted 12 times. I had to do a system restore to a week ago, but it didn't uninstall the update. Its already froze once this morning. My laptop isn't having this issue.. just my main PC. The last big windows update did the same garbage but not as bad. I swear my PC finally gets stable just in time for another massive windows update to f*ck it all over again.

    1. Sledgstone


      Last time it was blue screen of death, now I don't even get that so I have no idea what to possibly troubleshoot. Just random freezing and spontaneous rebooting. what the god damn fuck windows.

    2. DeathscytheX


      No problems here other than being an inconvenience when I'm trying to play FFXIV.

      Although the last update jacked up my video card settings and made my screen resolution 800x400 or something real windows 95.

    3. Sledgstone


      I think I found my issue. Some old Dell software was causing a conflict. At least I hope this is finally fixed. -_-;

  15. I really like that these series are supposed to be limited run.. as far as I know. I'm hyped for the Obi-Wan series. All I want is some solid story telling, great acting and a plot that begins and ends. I'm sick of american tv just endlessly running series with no end in sight and getting abruptly canceled with no ending. Even netflix is doing it. I'd have liked an ending to Santa Clarita Diet.. instead canceled on a cliff hanger. I'd have like and end to Dark Matter on the Syfy channel.. nope, abruptly canceled. Z-Nation was canceled, but at least that last season ended with a potential tie in to another season instead of some massive plot line... And it did end decent with the formation of New America. At least some of the shows I have liked for years are getting actual endings. Supernatural, Killjoys and Arrow are all getting actual endings. The best thing Disney can do with their series is let them run their course and try not to milk every project for years upon years until everyone is burned out. With all the material they have to work with just with star wars alone they could make hundreds of mini series like the Mandalorian or Obi-Wan and it'd probably always seem fresh to me. Hell, they could make a new series like Firefly with smugglers and not even have jedi in it and I would watch it because its based in the star wars universe with it's tech and lore, etc.
  16. This movie was so much fun. Finally a godzilla movie that focused on monster battles. I'm wondering what they're going to do with a sequel.. Years ago the Legendary/WB rebooted the MonsterVerse and was going to tie a bunch of movies together like Avengers did. It included franchises like Dracula, Mummy, Godzilla, King Kong, etc. but the only tie in we see is King Kong getting referenced in this Godzilla movie. Supposedly the next movie coming out will be Godzilla vs Kong. Now I mention the other movies because I don't know if it was intentional or not, but that old white guy with the private army in Godzilla was the same actor that played the evil vampire in the Dracula movie.. and at the end of that Dracula movie it skipped to present day and showed that guy and Dracula still alive. Maybe it was just a coincidence and they like that actor? Or maybe he was playing his vampire character but they didn't reference him as such. It would explain how this random guy has his own personal army, why he's in a position of power.. why he doesn't care if a bulk of the human race is wiped out or not because hes immortal. Although it would have been very odd for everyone who didn't see the Dracula movie to have this guy referenced as a vampire in this Godzilla movie. I bet it would have made no sense to alot of people.
  17. Disney + is going to be good. With the Marvel and Star Wars series, I'll need to watch them all. Mandalorian looks great.. I see they didn't show the person with the helmit off. I'm calling it now.. its a woman and when its revealed we'll get a new Quarting video.. "Disney got WOKE and now they'll go BROKE! Mandalorian fail!" joking aside I'm looking forward to all the new star wars content.
  18. https://www.gamesradar.com/i-have-seen-death-stranding-at-gamescom-and-i-finally-understand-whats-going-on/ The game is about walking across the country turning on communication towers and delivering mail. With a bunch of supernatural stuff and weird technology involved. At least we now have a rough idea of the concept of the game.
  19. I watched alot of the Life after people show. Its amazing how fast nature can take everything back if humans just vanished one day. Aside from buildings taking a long time to fall apart, certain stainless steel will be our legacy. lol. In the right conditions a stainless steel sink could last a long long time. Imagine some future humans looking into what ruins are left of our civilization and finding a stainless steel kitchen sink tub. "It must have been extremely important to them to make it out of metal like this.. perhaps they worshiped it as a god." other people.. "This is far too advanced for what tools were available to them at the time..."
  20. That is alot of optimism and speculation. I hope they announce new elite specs. But if they did that they'd have to add alot of extra hero points somewhere in the game.
  21. I finished reading LoTR The Two Towers a couple weeks ago after taking a long long break on reading it. It felt like Frodo and Sam were walking forever to Mordor. That part was so long and boring. -_-; I'm glad its over with. When they finally got attacked by the spider I was thankful something was actually happening. Now I'm reading Return of the King and my god this is moving at such a better pace. The attack on Gondor is happening now. After I'm done with this book I'm going to re-watch the entire movie trilogy again.

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    2. Sledgstone


      Lol. I've watched all the LoTR and Hobbit movies multiple, multiple times. XD Mostly because of them being on movie channels on TV when there is nothing else on, I'll put on one these while going to sleep. XD Although, I will never watch the last movie all the way through anymore. All those ending scenes are too much for me. XD 

      The Helm's Deep battle was definitely better in the book. I have high hopes for the battle of Gondor, so far its awesome. :D

    3. DeathscytheX


      XD This was my first memory of this series.

    4. Sledgstone


      Mine too. lmao! XD Classic. XD 

  22. Sledgstone


    I miss sexy stretch. lol.
  23. I'm glad you liked it. I'll read the manga so no spoilers on it please. lol. I'll get to it eventually.
  24. I doubt I'll use Epic much, I figured I'd get the free games added to the account for now. I hardly play anything on Steam anymore, but I have gotten into the habit of launching it every day again to stream Guild Wars 2 from my pc to my laptop so I can grind it at max settings while watching a movie in my living room. Epic's game store seems very lackluster. Its so basic and its no where near steam's quality right now. Epic must be paying ass loads of money to these developers for exclusivity or timed exclusives. If they have that much money to spend, they really need to upgrade their store and launching program. I honestly didn't notice the shopping cart until you mentioned it.. I thought it was odd I couldn't claim both of those free games at the same time.. turns out theres no shopping cart for this online store.. wtf. Humble bundle's online store is a better experience.
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