Sledgstone

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  1. EA is still having problems with their servers this morning. I assumed this would all be fixed by now. -_- I guess I'll be finishing the campaign today and maybe playing some tomb raider.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Of course all their Twitter accounts go dark. They post multiple times an hour until 10 hours ago. -_-;

  2. Amazon Prime is not impressing me. 3 different orders now over the last 2 months have all said "order within the next xx hours to get guaranteed delivery in 2 days".. and once again my package is late. Amazon Prime delivery estimates are about as reliable as PSN during a game's launch week.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      That's weird . Everything I order has come on time as long as I ordered it Sunday -Wednesday. Thursday is the worst time to order anything because Saturday would be day 2 so it doesn't come til Monday . 

  3. Looks like EA / PSN are having issues right now with BF1 according to it's reddit sub. I'm glad I didn't schedule the day off just to play this. -_-; I'm going to expect a DDOS attack at some point today too.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      PSN is working for me, just MP is down. It's amazing how these fuckers are going to ruin every major launch just because they can. I hope they all get a terminal disease and die a slow horrible death. They deserve that much for being so petty and childish. 

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I'm glad the MP came back online so I could get some rounds in. Damn operations is fun. :D

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I'm looking forward to more. I wonder if the free dlc will have a new one with just 1 map or perhaps it can jut into an old map. Either way premium is worth it to me for Operations. That last one we played was almost on the verge of going to Amiens. 

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  4. New wallpapers are up. I got burned out on seeing that division wallpaper. lol. I'll start swapping these out more often. :P

  5. Battlefield 1 comes out in 8 days, I'm ordering the early enlister version off amazon tonight for the 20% discount with prime membership. But I'm on the fence about buying premium. I'm sure I'll get my money out of it, but are we really going to get any significant benefit out of it prior to the first DLC's release? I was thinking about holding off on buying premium until the first DLC.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      XD Don't get it so I can get all the benefits. XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I might take one for the team and pass on it. XD As soon as they announce awesome stuff for it like a one day 500x XP boost, I'll buy it and that'll be the day PSN gets DDOS'd for 18 hours. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      After looking at the early enlister edition, I think I'm going with the regular base game instead to save an extra $16. The hellfighter and lawrence of arabia stuff doesn't look like its worth the extra $16 to me. The difference is actually $20, but compared to amazon prime prices, I'll save $16. I won't be able to play the game until the 21st which is no big deal to me. I remember BF4's early launch and the servers were a mess. Paying for early access with BF4 was really like paying to be in their server stress test. We're also guaranteed to have PSN down for most of that week too with DDOS attacks too I bet. -_-;

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  6. Since we've had more gallery image comments lately, I added a recent image comments block to the sidebar on the main page forums.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I like that photoshop clone. :tup: I found out that for guild wars 2 we can keybind a Hide UI option to make full screen shots that don't need editing. It works pretty good but I forgot what my keybind was when I first tried it. lmao. I couldn't see the settings option to turn it off. I hit a bunch of buttons until my UI came back on so I could change the setting. XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I have mine set like that, but I still crop so I don't upload a 1400x1080 pic. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats why I like that image software I have on the server now, it'll auto resize and reduce the image size. :D I sure won't try uploading a 4k image tho. XD My upload rate is 25 mbps tho too so upload speeds are pretty quick for me now.

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  7. These GW2 events I skipped out on doing over the last couple months are actually pretty fun. I've got some new skins to unlock. I think I'll change up my warrior's look a bit this weekend. :D

    I could have made a new character look like Mei from Overwatch, but I didn't buy the wide rim glasses when they were available.. and custom head pieces can't be used with outfits. ;_; Theres a perfect outfit/glasses combo to make Mei, but the game won't allow the combo to happen.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Nope. :P I forgot the name of the outfit before. I was thinking about the artic explorer outfit with the hood off.

      https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Arctic_Explorer_Outfit

      That with those wide rim glasses would have made a great looking Mei. ^_^

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      All I can hear in my head is "try to git pass dis!" >_<

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  8. The first presidential debate is this monday. I can already predict the winner..

    Fox News: "Donald Trump crushed Hillary in the debate!"

    MSNBC: "Hillary easily won this debate!"

    NPR: "There was a heated debate between the two presidential candidates with opposing views on tax reforms and Syria."

    lol. NPR is so boring compared to the other networks, but at least it's news. XD After the debate, and all future debates, everyone who has already decided who they want to vote for will feel reassured with their decision and feel more substantial hatred to that person's opponent. I'll watch fox news and msnbc the day after the debate to see what each party's commentators believes are the positives and negatives.

  9. A new season of forged in fire started about a month ago and I forgot all about it after I set it to record on my DVR. Another episode is on tonight and I think I have 3 more eps on my DVR to watch already.

  10. I beat Killzone Shadow Fall the other day. WTF kind of ending is that. -_-; The mechanics of the game were decent. I liked having my own personal drone. It could attack, heal me, put up a shield, emp and zip line. Using that OWL was fun. But I never played the first 3 games and even tho you didn't need to play those to play this game since it takes place 30 years after the last game, I felt like I was out of place. The plot wasn't that good and some of the missions were down right aggravating with horrible checkpoint locations that caused me to waste 5-10 minutes repeating content because I died on too many occasions. I hated the scan for enemies function. It was so pointless half the time because the majority of enemies wouldn't even spawn until you went into a new location. I'd be sitting outside a door, scan for enemies, think I'm safe and just run right in. Then I'm ambushed by 4 enemies that just appeared. -_-; Because you die after taking about 4 bullets, I'd have to start at a checkpoint again and repeat crap. wtf. I got into the habit of running into a room and running right back out and rescanning for enemies. So annoying.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I never got into KZ because the first game had shit controls that you could only turn into more shit controls. Stick wasn't ADS. XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I was glad the controls were good in the game and I could set crouch to right stick, but man that crouch was too realistic. This guy would take a knee all slow like he was actually carrying the 100 pounds of gear I had and he didn't want to break a hip. XD

  11. I finished watching The Shannara Chronicles on netflix last night. That was a great Lord of the Rings style series that I never heard about until I saw it on netflix. And it was made by MTV. wtf. :confused: Thats like having CMT make a new Battlestar Galacta series. No wonder I never heard of this show. If you like the fantasy genre, I recommend it. Elves, humans, dwarves, gnomes, trolls and demons all exist in a far off future earth long after the time of man. Magic is big in this and it even has it's own version of Gandalf.

  12. I bought a new couch today. Couches are so costly. I think I'll hold off on buying premium for bf1 until the first dlc comes out to save some cash. 6 months zero percent financing was a good deal but all my extra cash will be going to my couch payments now.

  13. I just noticed this photo editing site that actually looks quite functional. I have add-block on so I don't know how heavily advertised it is, but it really does look like a photoshop program right in your browser:

    https://pixlr.com/editor/

    Not bad.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      But that makes no sense. It's faster loading for spammers if they don't have to cache download imagines. XD

    2. DeathscytheX
    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      True, but the majority of forum spammers are signature spammers. I remember when spam was uncontrollable. Now I have only 1 anti spam measure. I'm tempted to turn guest posting on to see what happens at this point just to see if we get any spam. XD

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  14. I finished watching Chuck earlier this week. Great series but a bit repetitive with 2 specific plot lines. I do recommend it. Its a great series about a guy working as a "Nerd Herd" employee (aka geek squad) at a Buy More store (best buy / walmart combo), he gets an email that basically puts a CIA app into his brain and he has the entire nation's secrets but he can only access them when he gets a visual stimulus. Like when he sees some terrorist guy at a party, he'll "flash" on the image of the guy's face and then the app does an info dump and now knows everything about him and his organization. So now he goes on missions with the CIA/NSA while maintaining his cover of working at Buy More.

    Its a fun show with some good campy action expected from a CBS series but Chuck wines way too much about his feelings. I haven't heard a guy talk this much about his feelings and emotions since Boy Meets World. The fifth season shouldn't have been made IMO. Crappy ending to a good show. The endless Subway in show advertising is intense too. wtf. There was a foot long sub promo in 1/4 of the episodes. XD

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Boy Meets World fa life. XD I loved that show.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Then you'll like Chuck. XD

  15. I'm really surprised by the driver support from Nvidia. I'm not used to updating graphics drivers and I just realized that at least 5-8 driver updates have already come out over the last month alone. I guess I'll be updating my graphics drivers after work today.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Thats pretty normal for me. I'm use to seeing one at least every week or so.

  16. I'm ordering a new propane smoker tomorrow. To hell with using charcoal anymore. The smoke from burning charcoal and cleaning the ash afterwards over the last couple years has made me realize I can't stand using the crap anymore. It was a good learning experience and I can easily maintain the heat with charcoal, but its too time consuming and it makes a mess. I'm going to start making more jerky and pulled pork. Especially pulled pork. I love doing a double batch and freezing the leftovers. Nothing beats eating an amazing pulled pork sandwich in the middle of winter without having to cook it in 5 feet of snow.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      XD On the web browser version you only see "Rotflmao!" unless you click it. but on the mobile version you see the link

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I noticed that to. I'll have to remember to type something else in next time since links don't seem to end up in the shortened preview part everyone sees.

  17. I beat The Walking Dead: Michonne tonight. Poor Michonne. The end really makes you feel for her. The action in the game was decent but was very short. It was only 3 episodes but compared to the original two TWD games Telltale has done, the Michonne game's length is equal to 1 and half of those episodes. I was also confused as to the time line of the game. I kept wondering why she had a machete and not her katana. I looked it up just now and the game takes place after some event in the comic where Michonne leaves the group for some reason. And this is the side story of that. But they don't hint at that at all. :confused: The entire time I thought the game was taking place before she even met Rick's group at all. Overall it was worth playing for the $5 is cost me. But aside from a few choices that could have changed things, this game could easily be watched on a lets play instead.

  18. Happy birthday Lady! :D she probably wont even notice this. lol.

  19. Amazing how any news about a celebrity can go viral but news about a nuclear power plant leaking for 4 years only gets covered by the local press.

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/minor_radiation_leak_at_fitzpatrick_nuclear_plant_has_gone_unfixed_for_4_years.html

  20. I saw this article on my local news this morning stating that Trump is losing NY by 30 points now. He says the media is corrupt and hes only going to lose if the system is rigged. The thing is tho hes really loosing NY because he has no presence here. I've seen numerous Clinton commercials over the last month and I've gotten 3 phone calls from the DNC asking for donations and support. But there has been absolutely zero pro Trump commercials. Nothing from super pacs or from his own campaign. And those commercials against trump are pretty damning to his credibility. I know Trump says the media is corrupt but unless he actually pays the media companies for commercial time hes setting himself up for a loss. I'm actually starting to think he wants to loose on purpose at this point. If he has no interest in even trying to win his home state I don't see how hes going to win this election at all. Its so odd to see more commercials from my local republican representative trying to win his re-election and not see a single commercial for someone running for president.

    http://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/ny_poll_hillary_clinton_surges_to_30-point_lead_over_donald_trump.html

     

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Honestly he'd be wasting time in NY. Republicans never win there, and probably never will again. NY and CA for Democrats is like the south for Republicans. He has to win Ohio, Florida, Virginia and NC to win. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pow-its-just-a-2-point-race-clinton-38-trump-36/article/2599471 polling data is all over the place, but everything could change one way or the other with the debates. 

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      NY has voted democratic for i think the last 9 presidential elections. I figured if any republican had a chance at flipping it, it would have been trump. But it looks like he's ignoring this state, at least for now. This could easily turn into a tied race at any point. I agree that the debates will be huge deciding factors for alot of ppl.

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      He has the best chance, and it would be a killing blow to Hillary to win NY. I don't see it happening. I want to say Reagan was the last to win NY and CA for that matter. 

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  21. I just beat StarCraft II Legacy of the Void. It was a great campaign and it ended well. Where the story went wasn't what I was expecting. With how it ended I doubt we'll get a StarCraft 3. I hope Blizzard doesn't MMO this game and screw up it's lore. Compared to Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void wasn't the most enjoyable. I definitely liked HoTS better. But I also can't play Protoss worth a damn unless I have a crap ton of carriers.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Pfft, at the rate I'm going I won't beat it until next year XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      If they eventually make a SC3, I'd like to see a fourth race introduced like how the undead army was added to Warcraft 3. They could bring the new species in from another galaxy or from the outer rim worlds or something.

      Theres one plot hole I was surprised wasn't touched upon. At one point in HoTS, Kerrigan made a special queen to take over a Protoss ship and lost contact with it. The last time we saw that queen she was still on that Protoss ship spawning an army and was on it's way to Aiur to wage war against the Protoss. I kept expecting a mission to come up with us having to deal with that ship but it never happened.

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      According to the plot summary on the SC wiki the ship is pretty much forgotten after that point (according to the ships profile it was left adrift). We can assume that they are either still adrift (Zerg don't have the means to use Protoss tech) or they fell under the control of Amon and were one of the millions of Zerg you slaughter through the LotV campaign. It's stated that the crew of the ship was unable to send any word to Shakuras (where they were heading) before the larvae spawned and killed the crew so it's extremely unlikely that Artanis even knows what happened and considering the dire circumstance you find yourself in throughout the game it's pretty unlikely that he would of even had the time to deal with it (I mean the poor guy is leading the remnants of his people in a war against a god-like being who can turn his own people against him).

      While a fourth race would be interesting (considering all three races are currently at peace) I don't know if they'd go that far with this (I mean I'd of loved to see the Xel'naga be playable but we both know that isn't possible). Who knows what they'll do but I'd still like to see a game based on the Aeon of Strife, it'd not only be a game focused completely on my favorite race but it'd give us a chance to see how Protoss society collapsed upon itself.

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  22. I finished watching Fringe this past weekend. What a unique show. The first 2 seasons is it's own version of X-Files (without alien stuff), the 3rd and 4th seasons then becomes an espionage thriller, and the final season time skips 20 years and becomes a resistance series where the team has to defeat a powerful enemy. lol. Combine all that with a couple soft resets because of changes in the timeline, an alternate universe with duplicates of people, crazy technology and a handful of individuals with mutant like powers and it definitely makes the show an odd yet interesting experience. I highly recommend it as its a great show to marathon.

    The final season probably shouldn't have been made tho but it does finish some of the plot lines not resolved in the season 4 finale. Netflix does screw up a bit. They put an unaired episode into season 1 at a completely wrong moment that broke up the season finale in such a way that I had to google search wtf was going on.

  23. As long as I launch Guild Wars 2 with Steam I can stream it to my laptop in ultra settings over my wifi. :D The input lag is less than when my laptop runs the game by itself. lol. I'll try launching origin and battlenet thru steam and see if I can stream my Starcraft 2 or origin games onto my laptop later this week. Buying that graphics card was like buying a gaming laptop at the same time thanks to steam in home streaming. :D

  24. Sharknado 4 is on tonight. This is going to be great! XD