Sledgstone

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  1. I finished watching Westworld yesterday and I'm impressed. Its probably one of the best scifi series of the year. Its really a show about NPCs and the management of NPCs in a real life video game. Interesting concept. And I had no idea it was a remake of an old 1973 movie made by Michael Crichton.

  2. My younger brother had his surgery to remove his appendix, abscess, etc. He is all kinds of messed up right now with pain. Normal operation for appendix is 15 mins, his took 1 1/2 hours. x_x

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Wow, thats crazy.

  3. Lmao. I haven't logged into my Uplay account in over a year and the first thing I notice is the friends list... My avatar looks so happy to #1 among my zero friends. XD

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    1. DeathscytheX
    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      XD

      Wow I feel like I have no life, my level is twice yours (then again I own a lot of Ubisoft games).

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I made this account just because of Watch Dogs on PS4 and some humble bundle over 2 years ago. XD lol. Maybe I should send you a friend request on Uplay so my avatar can be happy about being in last place amongst my 1 friend. XD

  4. I watched the first 40 or so episodes of Robotech on netflix over the last few weeks. I thought I saw this back in the day but I must not have. I never watched the original Macross subtitled either so I don't know how much Robotech is butchered in comparison. Honestly tho.. this was a solid series after you get past the first 5 or so episodes. It looks dated to all hell, but the plot has some great sci-fi. The genocide that happens in it in numerous episodes shocked me a bit. If I'd have watched this when I was a kid all other cartoons would have been nothing in comparison. O_O Unfortunately after the main characters leave the show around episode 38 (I think?) the show turned to garbage. I looked at wikipedia and its 3 different series dubbed and jammed into one 85 episode series called Robotech. Apparently the first part is the original Macross anime and that was amazing. But 4 eps into this second series and I can't stand watching it anymore. ehh.

    1. DeathscytheX
    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      They pretty much butchered Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada to make this frankenstein of a show coherent enough to follow a plot line (I know most of the story points for each show were left in tact but other then that they had to butcher them to make it coherent enough to follow through three different anime). I can't stomach Robotech, it's an atrocity that should of never been made but thanks to licensing agreements conflicting with each other we got this horror show. Plus I'm a pretty hardcore Macross fan (I've seen every series with the exception of Delta which I have downloaded just haven't had time to watch it yet) so the whole concept of the show rubs me the wrong way. You might have seen it in the past. I know it aired on Toonami's Midnight block with Uncut Gundam Wing back during it's original run so you might of caught some of the later episodes that take place during the Southern Cross or Mospeada arcs (or Robotech Wars 2 and 3 if I remember their nomenclature right).

      Thankfully the original version of Macross got a faithful release over here before ADV imploded (I think Southern Cross did as well but I can't remember for sure) but I don't know if there are any copies in circulation still (but this is definitely the version to watch).

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      The first 38 or so eps that are the butched macross series was so great because of the amount of times I'd laugh at the personal drama between Rick, Minmay and Lisa. Rick was such a dick. XD The best and most savage breakup line I've ever heard was in this anime. It went something like.. "This world is so big, its amazing how much time we've wasted on each other." ROTFLMAO! The look of shock on her face.. Rick is such an asshole. XD

  5. A SSD hard drive is a significant upgrade. I now want one of these for my main PC. I wish I'd have bought a cheap 256 GB one during black friday just to have the OS and a few games installed on while keeping my 1 TB regular drive for everything else. For my laptop I only have the one hard drive bay and this 480 GB is plenty of space but a 256 GB would have been way too small. I can now boot up my laptop in seconds. After hitting the power button, typing in my password, clicking on firefox.. only takes 20 seconds. :D It could go faster but I wasted a few seconds in shock staring at my password screen and typing slow. XD Everything on the laptop now loads up fast.

    GW2 still takes a while to load, but I think thats because of the online nature of it and my CPU/GPU taking too long to render the game. Regardless of that it still loads all maps literally twice as fast now. It takes almost a full minute to load into the character select screen after logging it. But all maps, including Lions Arch, all load in 10 seconds for me. I wish I had one of these for my main PC since I stream all my games off it. I can get my daily login rewards way faster on my laptop with my alt accounts now and if I'm just farming nodes it'll probably be faster for me to use my laptop now than my main PC. O_O

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I've seen people complain about the SSD not loading fast for GW2 after the last update. Some say they have really slow login-character select load times right now. It could just be a bug.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      That would make alot more sense. It doesn't make sense that my laptop running a ssd will take a solid minute just to load into the character select screen, but my pc will load it in 11 seconds.

  6. FedEx is one of the shittiest delivery companies on the planet. For about 10 years UPS has found my house and delivered with a success rate of 100%. I ordered a couch and the random delivery people found my house without needing directions. I could order fuel oil and a tanker truck will find my house and backup into the driveway. But if I order a single thing online like a hard drive, fedex will delivery to a vacant field half a mile from my house. At least thats where I'm assuming it is since it was "delivered, left on front door" earlier today. :disgust: FedEx has a 50% delivery rate at my house. 6 packages they've delivered to me, only 3 of which got to my house, 2 others went to neighbor's houses and this one is somewhere, probably thrown into the neighbor's pool.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I just saw someone on my FB friends list post about how their Fed Ex man leaves their dogs treats and how great he is. XDXDXD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      That would be the one and only fedex man that could use the hashtag: #notallfedexmen

      XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Either one of my neighbors dropped off my package this evening or fedex finally found my house. Whoever it was, was like a ninja. I'm glad I have it now so I can put this fedex bullshit behind me now. -_-; Tomorrow I'll hook up my new hard drive and see if SSD speed really is a huge improvement.

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  7. I bought a new 480 gb sandisk ssd hard drive off jet with a 30% coupon for only $75. I'll get it sometime next week. I'll finally get to see how fast these things really are when I put it in my laptop.

  8. What a crap day yesterday. My younger brother's appendix bursted, hes having a surgery today. I'm in another state so I can't visit him in the hospital. My internet went out last night because of this storm. I got 12 inches of snow at my house over night and we're getting another 6-12 inches today with even more overnight. x_x

  9. Winter is coming. I haven't had any snow this season so far except a light dusting. but this Sunday - Monday we're getting 8 to 12 inches. it's time to hibernate indoors. 

  10. I got my new modem hooked up. Works good so far but I haven't tested BF1 yet. Hopefully I don't get any surprise NAT errors . 

  11. Don't forget to vote today! And read this comic: http://explosm.net/comics/4211/

    XD

  12. Turns out when my puppy bashed into my head the other day she messed up the alignment of my glasses. I think I got them adjusted now.. No wonder I got a migraine yesterday, almost had another one tonight. x_x

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Even the smallest things eventually sabotage your BF1 playing time in the long run. XDXDXD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Its true. lol. I'm glad she isn't a bigger dog, it was a smallest adjustment to my glasses, but the pressure in my left eye is starting to subside a bit already.

  13. I bought a new modem off amazon so I won't have to pay time warner a modem rental fee of $10 a month anymore. I'll be hooking it up sometime tomorrow or friday. Hopefully I don't get any new NAT errors. x_x

  14. Slight spoiler for Fairy Tail.. pleasure magic. After I saw that I didn't think it'd get any worse.. and then the tentacle melee attack happened. I feel like I should stop reading this, but I want to see the end. x_x

  15. 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. -_-;

  16. 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 . 

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

  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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.