Sledgstone

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  1. Congrats to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for winning your party's nominations. This is going to be one messy election.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I wonder how hard it is to become a Canadian citizen. Not that I have a lot of room to talk since I never vote but I don't see the next 4-8 years going to well for our country.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      We could definitely have another Bush v Gore type election filled with controversy. Our voting system is not standardized and there should be record turn out. Hopefully each state is prepared to get everyone's vote.

  2. I'm 25% done with Uncharted 2 and I've easily died as many times on normal difficulty as I have while playing all of Uncharted 1. The difficulty of normal increased substantially in this game. wtf. O_O I blame the AK-47 for having crap range now compared to the first game. And you have to burst it or it goes completely wild. As soon as I got a FAL, long range shots got much easier. I beat almost all of Uncharted 1 with just the hand gun. Nailing headshots was so easy. Now I can't get headshots worth a damn. Along with all enemies hitting with almost 100% accuracy (wtf), running out from cover against 3 enemies will almost always get you killed. In Uncharted 1 I could just stand there, line up headshots and take an occasional bullet with no fear. Uncharted 2 changes all that. Every bullet fired will hit you almost 100% of the time and every time a bullet connects it throws your aim off with a bit of a stagger effect. The challenge is real and makes the game feel quite different when almost all enemies will flank your position and rush you, while in Uncharted 1 you only had to worry about shotgun guys doing that and dodge roll away from an occasional grenade. I'll get the hang of this tho. lol.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I'm definitely getting the hang of the game now and I'm loving it. The same stagger I get when hit also happens to enemies but even more exaggerated. If theres multiple enemies, its much easier to shoot a bullet at just about everyone to stagger them slightly and then focus one down at a time and if they're bum rushing, just run around and hip fire but never start fist fighting. In Uncharted 1 I could start punching anyone no problem and anyone around me basically watched. But in Uncharted 2 you become a bullet magnet as all enemies will continue shooting the hell out of you while you're stuck in a fighting animation and can't dodge. I also wasn't paying enough attention to the explosive items in the environment. I love propane tanks in this game in the urban area. Throwing a propane tank at 4 enemies and shooting it mid air to kill them all in a fire ball gives me this great feeling of joy. XD

      Also, that initial hand gun is crap. The .45 Defender is horrible. About 30% thru the game enemies started dropping 92FS-9mm and everything changed for me. That hand gun and the FAL is my perfect combo right now.

      There was a part in this game where I had to take out a Russian Hind helicopter with grenade launchers, I got so many flashbacks to MGS1. This fight was epic. :D I'm not even half way thru this game and its already blown away Uncharted 1.

  3. I started Starcraft 2 tonight. I'm only did the first 2 prologue missions and I quickly remembered just how bad I am playing as Protoss. X_x 

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I loved a full carrier build with Protoss whenever I used them before. I've done some more missions and the Spear of Adun upgrades make Protoss OP. lol. I pumped all my solarite into the middle upgrades to increase build time and initial supply. And the remaining solarite goes to the vespine gas auto assumulator function. That is the most convenient upgrade ever. Gas in the second prologue mission was a pain and now I never even think about gas again. Along with upgrading all my gateways into warpgates, these Protoss have incredibly fast build rates with crazy power. O_O Warp gates make all the difference. It lowers the build time of all the powerful units to be the same as zealots. Thats nuts. I use the Spear of Adun's pylon deployment and then instant warp in half an army on demand. I've gotten used to making 3 warp gates now and I have a constant flood of new troops. I'll attack some enemy base, drop a pylon at the edge of it, warp in reinforcements and I win every fight with ease now on normal difficulty.

      I don't even use stalkers anymore. I go with the dragoons because their upgrade requires no involvement from me and the stalkers need me to blink them around to get their shield regen. I ain't got time to micro manage that. XD My build order so far as turned into making 2 warp gates as fast as possible and making a bunch of zealots and dragoons and then make a 3rd warp gate and dark templar statue thing and getting some dark templars. I just got the stargate and robotics buildings unlocked so once I get carriers available I'm sure I'll change up some of my strategy.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I'm thinking I'm going to have to ditch Stalkers myself after the mission to obtain the Keystone (yea, I'm just getting to Shakuras to get the Dark Templar (I'm doing a mission a day)). Stalkers are just so freaking weak and hybrids tear through them like they're nothing (then again Dragoons weren't all that powerful either in the original Starcraft). I'm loving Immortals though, anti-hybrid weapons if I've ever seen them. I'm also thinking of going over the the DT version of zealots. I love the new warglaive zealots alot, especially with their whirlwind ability but they just don't seem as fast as their original forms.

      The increased build time and increased starting capacity are a necessity and I went straight for them as well (I'm ok with the first two SoA abilities so I see no need to go further for now). Gateways are a god send, without them I'd of gotten my ass handed to me more then once in these beginning missions. The ability to warp in units where ever you have a Pylon is amazing, Blizzard really showed the Toss some love in this game. I'm really liking this games play style so much more then WoL and HoS (both great systems in their own right) but I'm just loving how the Protoss work (and the fact that we get a massive ship to help us out). I just wish they'd of released this earlier but that's just my Protoss Master Race side speaking (they've always been my favorite faction in SC).

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I'm also trying to do one mission a night until the weekend, but didn't have the time last night to get my mission in. The Sentinel zealot upgrade seems pretty damn nice. Auto rebuild looks quite effective, but I'm still using the auir zealots with their whirlwind ability. They seem to destroy crap so much faster that I don't have to worry about them dying as often. I'm sticking with them atm because it feels like a berserker strategy, kill the enemies before they kill you and its working out good for me so far.

      I upgraded my Immortals to Annihilators and never looked back. Screw having double shields when I can go full offensive. The Annihilator's cannon attack can hit air or ground units and is OP as all hell. XD It makes terrain tanks look weak in comparison now and these things don't have to go into siege mode. I have to micro manage that cannon, but with the damage those units do, its worth it. A couple of these in my zerg and they take out hybrids in seconds.

      I need to re-learn some keyboard shortcuts. I figured out a couple days ago that I can hit tab while commanding a large group to swap between the different units in that group. That makes micro managing so much easier. Now when I go into a fight, I tab over to the sentries and pop their shields, tab over to my templars for their lightning attack, tab over to my annihilators to shadow cannon big targets. I'm going to look up a couple more keyboard techniques on youtube to make my experience more enjoyable. I'm having a blast with this game. :D

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  4. I played the original Uncharted on PS3 and I'm playing the remaster now on PS4 so I can refresh my memory before I jump into Uncharted 2 and then 3. I found something out last night. If you shoot an enemy a couple times and then punch them to finish them off you get 1 of 3 unique kill animations. 1 is a roundhouse punch to the face that knocks the guy on his ass, another is a drop kick kill and my favorite and most frequent kill is a slide between / under the enemy's legs and punch them in the balls while sliding. XD I love killing people by punching them in the balls now. XD I never knew this was a thing the first time I played the game. XD Oh.. and hip firing while running auto targets enemies. This is so much easier my second time playing this. And grenades seem way easier to get kills with now. I'm going to have to try to dick punch people in the other uncharted games next. XD

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I'm about 70% through the first one. The jet skiing up river part really pissed me off with bad design. Actually all the wave runner areas are bad with insane amount of explosive barrels. You'd be better riding on a slow boat and shooting them. The wave runner is pointless because if you try to run through it you'll just die from enemies shooting them as you go by.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I hated that part on the PS3 and I hated it again on the PS4. I just got through the last wave rider part and what a pain in the ass it can be. The last part is impossible to just go thru fast because the three enemies will rip you to shreds with bullets. you have to go slow on the last part and pick them and the barrels off with Elena's gun. The first couple jet ski parts aren't difficult at all considering Elena has an endless grenade gun that explodes everything on impact. XD But then the last ski part is 20x more difficult with the waves and you only have a crappy hand gun. -_-;

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I finished Uncharted 1 tonight. Running while hip firing is so vital in the last 5 or so chapters of the game. I still don't understand stealth in this game. I got only 1 stealth kill ever. I swear every enemy knows my exact location as long as I'm within 20 feet of them. I could be behind a wall, see a guy walk away, start walking slowly behind them and that guy will shout "there he is!", then turn around and shotgun me. eh. Other than that its still a fun game. Those last 5 chapters turns the difficultly up huge tho. I beat it on normal, screw the last quarter of the game on higher difficulties than that. x_x

  5. Saw my doctor yesterday. No minor surgery needed for me. yay.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Sounds like BF1 money to me. XD

    2. Sledgstone
  6. I'm going to upgrade an image handling php extension to the server later this week and change some image settings around to auto resize uploaded images. I might be able to get image uploads from mobile phones working correctly. If so, pictures of my dogs will rain down in these galleries. XD

  7. I told myself I wasn't going to buy a game any time soon, but I went and bought StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void. It was $10 off today and I couldn't hold myself back. :D I'm going to marathon this game soon. But I'm still planning on trying out Overwatch this weekend and I still have this last fractal mission challenge hanging on me like a monkey on my back weighing me down. lol.

  8. http://wccftech.com/nvidia-introduce-gtx-1080-gtx-1070-battlefield-5/

    Looks like Battlefield 5 will be announced the same day as the new generation of graphics cards. :D Once these cards get announced I'll be watching current gen card prices drop and finally get my new card. :D

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Battlefield always sets the benchmark on graphics. Running 60 players on a map with multiple vehicles and stunning visuals is def a chore. XD

  9. Background picker is now functioning. I'll change the background pics this weekend after I edit a couple.

  10. MYSQL crashed on the server. First time I've seen that happen in almost a year.

  11. MAD TV spoofed President Donald Trump years ago..

    Trump's composure is pretty much the same as "drunken president"

    XD

  12. I made my gift of bolt tonight. If I can't get this back piece within a week, I'll make bolt instead and give fractals a break for a while. Maybe the guild will start up a fractal night again or mix it in with a dungeon night.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I just need to run AC to make gift of lightning and I can toss everything into the forge. X_x I should be asleep, but I had to get artificer up to 400.. ugh the guide was so boring because all the potions. I blew all my laurels and karma to get the obsidian shards... I'm going to be dead broke in gold and mats for a while.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      You must have been up half the night leveling up that crafting. Even with the guides every crafting profession took me at least 2-3 hours each to level up. I still need to finish my last 2% of world completion to make bolt. I might just make it this weekend because as soon as I don't have a gift of fortune, thats when I'll get that last piece I need for the back piece and I'll have to wait 2 months to finish it. lol.

  13. I finished watching Star Wars Clone Wars the animated series. I find it hard to believe that Disney kept this as canon. There were a handful of episodes that literally seem to throw alot of movie canon right out the window. I'll have to post a topic about it once I get some references together. I'm trying to catch up on everything that is considered actual true canon now in the new Star Wars universe and this clone wars series really boggles my mind with some of the really dumb things that happened. Overall it was a great series tho and had so much killing in it for a kids show. holy crap. There were even some decapitations. Surprised the hell out of me for a kid's cartoon. XD

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Never could actually get into this show and from what little I've seen and heard about (watch a lot of Star Wars youtube videos) it is quite funny how this is cannon (then again Lucas declared it canon when he still had control over it). I hear Rebels is quite out there too (again wouldn't know since I haven't watched it).

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I know they visit Malachor in rebels and refer to the events mentioned KOTOR 2 about the Jedi civil war. Funny since what was left of the planet was destroyed at the end of the game.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I started watching Rebels when it first came out but then missed enough eps that I dropped it before the first season ended. I'll watch it again to see how the canon is treated in it. One thing I remember being incredibly dumb is the slingshot energy weapon the kid had. Why have a slingshot that you have to manually pull to shoot when a blaster is 1000% more efficient, is faster to fire, takes up the same amount of space and can be used with one hand? So stupid. lol.

  14. Guild Wars 2 spring update has got my interest. I must get that fractal back piece. :dizzy:

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      The Ranger sword is amazing now. S/A is just beastly. I'm so happy they fixed that. I took my ascended sword away from my mesmer and gave it to my ranger. XD I want bolt now.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      My full ascended armor is complete. My agony resistance gold sink is done too. All thats left is to get some more fractal relics and I'll have full AR for that fractal 100 boss fight. All I've done the last 2 evenings is craft. Starting tomorrow I can actually resume playing. XD

  15. I'm going out to vote today. I bet Trump will win NY because Cruz is too religious for the majority of this state. Bernie might win but I hope not. Everyone that is "feeling the Bern" and go out to vote for him will "feel the burn" when they realize all the free crap he's promising is all a pipe dream that will never pass through congress. If he gets to be president it'll be another 4-8 years of Obama 2.0 imo.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Honestly we're fucked no matter who wins it's all just a matter of who you're willing to put up with, Obama 2.0 or Trump (both bad choices but who's the lesser evil?).

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Hillary won NY. I don't think we'll get Obama 2.0 with her even tho the media might say that. The biggest issue is congress. Obama wanted big sweeping changes and it ended with congress negating almost everything he said he wanted to do. Bernie would have been the same. Big sweeping changes and 4 years of congress saying no. Even if it was all democrats in the majority I still doubt Sanders would get any major support for the things he wanted to accomplish. Regardless tho, even if Hillary was president, if the majority of congress is still republican nothing would get done again. And democrats are lazy about going to vote in non presidential elections. Within 2 years a big chunk of republicans will take over congress again regardless of the outcome of the elections this year. At least thats the track record for the region I live in. I remember about 5 years ago the republican woman representing my area basically put a stop to a high speed rail plan in upstate NY all by herself because it "would have been a waste of taxpayer money" yeah.. who needs rich NY city ppl jumping on a train for a 2 hour trip to spend money vacationing in the tourist locations by the fingerlakes or going to rochester, buffalo or the rest of the state.. nah. But instead we got wide sweeping tax free land options for a massive area of prime city real estate for corporations.. all while the local people got their property tax jacked up massively. I still think a good chunk of politicians are corrupt and getting payoffs for crap like this.

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Her path to the WH is going to be a lot more difficult than its being made out to be. Sanders is destroying her in the young vote, there isnt a lot of enthusiasm there for her. Superdelegates are what is helping her win. Republican turn out is breaking records while Dem turnout is down 1/3rd. If the GOP goes to a contested convention and Cruz snivels his way into the nomination it will be Romney all over again with a lot of people staying home on the GOP side. If Trump wins the general he'll only be around for 4 years. He's not going to be like other politicians and will try to steamroll his plan immediately. This will def cause Dems to show up for the next election. Obama had a full dem congress when he got in, but he knew he wouldn't get reelected if he implemented everything he wanted to in his first term. The dude has always intentionally made his announcements on days before holidays, sporting events, weekends and other times people are generally distracted and don't pay attention. If Hillary keeps running on that extreme gun control platform she def will not win. Suing gun manufacturers for crimes other people commit is like suing car companies for drunk drivers. The NRA machine will be out in full force... and they are more massive than ever with Obama's constant threats over the past 5-6 years. She should know better. When the Brady act was sign under Bill Clinton, the dems got mollywhoped in the mid term.

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  16. Cooking some pulled pork today. I'll finally try out that Battleborn beta and maybe the FFXV demo too.

  17. I got my SAB orange Kaiser Snake warhorn! So incredibly loud and annoying. XD btw this video was taken with the Windows 10 game recorder and you can see how bad my graphics card it. It can't handle playing a game and recording at the same time so on the recording the FPS looks horrendous.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I bought the SAB glider for my Druid since it matches electro blue. It has a nice trail effect and makes random SAB sounds when deployed. I love it when it makes the "OOOOH BOY" sound the NPC makes when you're beating on the cage. XDXDXD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I makes that sound!? lmao! Thats awesome. XD I'm going to get that blue mace since I love the flail animation and it should match up well with frostfang. I'll also get that blue warhorn just so I can complete my personal SAB warhorn collection.

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Only sometimes. It's always a random sound. XD

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  18. A bunch of meta tags, regular tags and other seo settings got screwed on my upgrade. I think I'll be spending my upcoming weekend doing search engine optimizing. Ads will be turned back on sometime this week. AC Elite members (members with over 100 posts), mods and admins will still be exempt from seeing ads.

  19. Just a heads up. Our old Spoiler tag no longer works. x_x I'll work on getting a new bbcode for that.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      No. But I noticed it in the star wars topic. I'm glad I already saw it. XD Instead of a drop down spoiler box, it encased the spoiler in a box that was completely visible.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I was going to say something when I noticed it this morning but I figured you already knew. XD, well everyone who hasn't seen the new Star Wars definitely got spoiled by our discussion.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      lol. Those spoilers were all over the place. I should edit the topic to indicate spoilers in the title now that I'm thinking about it.

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  20. I'll be setting up Facebook, Twitter and steam login options today. Ads will be turned back on over the next day or 2 also. Existing members can link your AC account to those sites if you want or not. Facebook real names will be prohibited and all users must choose a display name to use upon registering with a Facebook account.

  21. Played GW2 Super Adventure Box world 1 with some family members today. Turns out that while in a party, everyone in the party needs a key and we have to open the chests at the same time to get the baubles. With that added bit of of difficulty the chests paid out way better. 40 baubles for each of us per chest instead of the regular 20. Not bad.

  22. Upgrading this site took way longer than I thought it would. Good luck to all those people using this software on crappy hosts with outdated php.

  23. I gave "The Guild" another shot. I tried watching it before but I didn't get into based on the first episode. I watched all 6 seasons on netflix and I have not laughed so hard in forever. This show was hilarious. XD What a great cast of characters. And half of them were some of the worst people ever. XD

  24. Finished my zap collection last night. That was a good challenge, except for the jumping puzzle crap. I always go OCD on the things I keep myself busy with. After I finish this legendary, I'm going to focus on updating AC next. I've put it off long enough. ^_^

  25. 91% world complete on my warrior. I'll get Bolt in about 2 more weeks.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I can't believe I did it 4 times. XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Its hard for me to believe you did it 4 times either. XD These hearts are so time consuming, but I got a good rhythm going. The second time thru definitely does go faster.