Sledgstone

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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

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

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

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

    XD

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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

  12. 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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  13. 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.

  14. 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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  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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. ^_^

  20. 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.

  21. Thanks the fuck alot Microsoft. Kicking me out of my work to force a windows 10 upgrade without my consent even tho I canceled it again this morning.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      After having to work with windows 8.1 for a year I will say that win 10 is already way better than 8.1. Its still a huge difference from 7 but it's nothing like the disaster that was regular windows 8. I still remember opening a calculator that filled the entire screen with giant 2 inch buttons and it took me 10 minutes to figure out how to close the fucking app. Now that was rage inducing. XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I remember trying to help a friend trying to figure out his labtop. I thought he was computer illiterate, but his real problem was he got windows 8. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Windows 8 made me feel computer illiterate. I could have booted a mac for the first time and figured it out faster. -_-

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  22. Mythbusters finale almost brought a tear to my eye. So many feels with that reunion episode. And then after the credits, a bonus scene with them all sitting at a table eating falafel exactly like in the Avengers. lmao! XD

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      An end to an awesome 14 years of science and silly jokes. I got kinda choked up hearing Adam talk about all the props and experiments but that certainly was an absolutely awesome way to end the show.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Hell yeah. All those props they destroyed. I thought most of their warehouse would have went on ebay.. Nope, they destroyed it all. XD Poor Buster. I'm glad they all got a keepsake of his remains tho.

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Kari Byron will always be my biggest nerd crush. <3

  23. The exact graphics card I wanted was on sale from amazon deal of the day yesterday and I didn't realize until it was sold out. x_x

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Ouch. How much would you have saved?

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I was looking at spending around $150, but this deal was $179 with no rebate. $40 off from amazon, regular $220 I think. I've seen it on other sites for around $199 on sale.

  24. After 2 days into the new GW2 pvp league system I've decided to stop trying for this legendary back piece. I'll still do a pvp round here and there for my dungeon reward track, but the 3 matches per day requirement, the horrible balance, 50/50 forced win loss ratio and queue times.. its just not worth the time investment. I could make 2 other regular legendaries in the same span of time.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      And only 7 from getting silver. 1 from getting bronze on all of them in VB. So I'don't have to gold 4 of them -_-. And I've golded all the easy ones. I'd probably have to gold 5 because I doubt I'll get silver on shooting gallery.

    2. DeathscytheX
    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats alot of adventuring. lol.

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  25. I played the division beta for a bit yesterday. Had alot of fun with it, but I think I'm going to hold off on buying it at launch. I'll be getting my taxes any day now, but I need to pay for a new graphics card, my dog getting fixed and more fuel oil for my furnace. x_x

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Nice. What graphics card are you planning on getting? I read the new nvidia maxwell cards coming out are going to blow the existing ones out of the water and drop their prices. My goal is to find a geforce gtx 960 4gb for around $150.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      My friend suggested the GeForce GTX 980 4GB G1 Gaming card. It's a little over $500 but I think it'll be a good investment, even with the new changes coming about.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Yeah thats a beastly card. I'm pretty certain thats the card everyone recommends for 4k gaming. I mostly want to go with the 960 so I wont have to upgrade my power supply. lol. My old computer was so damn loud with fans that I'd rather have a more budget card with less overall noise.

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