Sledgstone

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  1. My new graphics card is working great so far. I'll be testing games and taking some screenshots of my GW2 characters this weekend. :D I had no idea that characters were supposed to have shadows. XD

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lol. XD I'm going to do more testing with steam streaming and my steam link to see if I can use steam to stream gw2 in full quality from my pc to my laptop. If it works I could grind at max settings on my laptop. :D I know it'll work like that for all my steam games but I don't know yet if I can get gw2 working like that with the steam overlay.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Did a AB mutlimap probably for the last time I had a chance to do it. I hope they patch this. Its killing the prices of rares and exotics on the TP. I now know why just about every exotic is around 80s with 40s buy orders. Some rares are only worth 20s now. So in actuality the mutlimap isn't very profitable anymore, and its dragging down the profitability of everything else.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      At least flax and iron are still profitable. I never understood anet's logic of the reward being so massive in AB. Even world bosses are a single chest and maybe a couple bouncy ones in the corner.. AB gives out so many chests it takes almost as long to open all the chests and deal with the contents as it does to actually do the event. Thats crazy.

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  2. 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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  3. I watched the first season (at least first available on netflix) of The Great British Baking Show. This was amazingly relaxing. lol. Everyone is so nice, the music is soothing. No stress, yet informative baking info. I got to the end of the first season, saw who won and everyone is happy in the end. wtf. XD This is so different from all other competition shows. In the finale all the previous contestants were having a field day / picnic with friends and family while the last 3 people competed. After the winner was announced the other finalist responded with things like "The right person won this today." wtf. XD Nobody is mad. XD What really shocked me was the prize. The winner got a couple bouquets of flowers and a glass serving dish / trophy for a cake... and thats it. lmao. I had to google it.. there is no prize money, no cook book deal, no vacation or baking job... just the satisfaction of winning. Wow. XD The next season started and it begins with "We had over 10,000 participants attempting to get into this season.." So many people spending so much time for no rewards besides personal growth and experience. I like this show.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Fake drama and pointless scripted banter has ruined alot of American realty TV for me. I haven't watched Pawn Stars in years because of it. I just want interesting and knowledgeable information about the subject the show it about. Thats why I liked Mythbusters so much. There was no talk about Grant's love life or any discussion about Jamie and Adam never getting along outside of the show. It was an enjoyable show packed full of explanations, enjoyment and explosions with no drama. I do like watching Masterchef and it sometimes forces some drama on the contestants via reward advantages, but its a much better show than Hell's Kitchen where everyone just yells at each other smoking 12 packs of cigarettes in between every kitchen shift. That gets old pretty quick. This baking show has really opened my eyes again to what a good reality show can be. Calm, informative and without banter and arguments you end up routing for specific people, but then don't feel crushed if they loose. Its really quite refreshing. If I want to watch arguments and pointless drama I'd turn on that real housewives show or one of those other crap reality shows that are no where close to being "reality" and are more like badly acted ad lib soap operas.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      This is generally why I like British TV more than American TV, no pointless drama and the shows are actually well thought out and funny (I adore the original version of the Office more than the American version, so much better and funnier). If you compare the original version of Being Human to the American version that was on SyFy you would see a remarkable difference (the British version was more focused on the characters and their problems, you actually felt connected to the characters unlike the American version).

      I might have to give the show a shot. Sounds like its a lot more relaxing to watch then the crap we get over here for reality TV.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I finished the last season of The Great British Baking Show on netflix, unfortunately they only had 3 seasons. I enjoyed the experience. :D

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  4. I got my new 1 tb external hard drive in the mail today. I have enough free space that I can now save more than 1 or 2 video clips of my games at a time without having to delete something. That was so annoying. x_x

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lol. I kept burning everything onto DVD-Rs for years, but now I have a massive case of dvds and its no longer feasible to burn things onto disk when I can buy a hard drive like the one I just got. Its smaller than my wallet and holds as much data as my entire case of dvdrs. I ran out of room to store things years ago which co-insides with when I stopped downloading everything. Sounds like we both horde too much digital stuff. XD

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      XD Sad thing is half of that is just anime and the sadder thing is I haven't watched half of the anime either (which is why I'm glad I got a CR sub, I'm whittling that down slowly now) . Oh I'm not even mentioning the stacks of DVD-R's and CD-R's I have with shit burned on them to help conserve space. I really do have a problem, maybe I should apply to be on that Hoarder's show (I wonder if they consider digital hording to be hording XD).

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Digital hording is horrible for me. You should see my inventory on my guild wars 1 & 2 characters and every final fantasy game I've ever played. XD

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  5. It feels like I've had constant appointments for the last month that keep eating into all my free time. Even this week I have at least 3 places to go during work hours causing me to make up time during my free time. x_x Tomorrow I need to go back to the tire shop. I got my summer tires mounted and balanced on thursday and by late saturday afternoon I'm getting a helicopter kind of air sound from my front left tire. "whoosh whoosh whoosh". I thought I had a bearing going, but I got my breaker bar out and sure enough the lug nuts weren't tight. wtf. First time I've ever had this tire place screw up a mounting before and I've been going to them for over 14 years. I tightened them up but I'm still getting a bit of sound while driving. I don't feel like hauling my 3 ton jack out of my basement so I"ll go back there tomorrow. I'm pretty certain they're going to have to lift the car and re-center the tire.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I might end up moving this summer so most of my weekend free time for the past month and a half has been eaten up by constant spring cleaning of my basement and sheds and then putting in 2+ hours of work on the weekends to make up for some appointments during the week. 1 or 2 more weekends and I should be done. x_x

      Speaking of that jp, I left my warrior there and when I do my daily login I've been opening that chest every day since you ported him there. XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I love my mesmer too much to keep her dormant. XD I wish I would have done it with my engineer.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Went back to the tire place. Turns out one of the back plates got loose and was hitting a rotor causing noise. The other part of the noise was one of my caliper pins/sides in the front left seized up and caused uneven wear on my rotor which warped it. I needed new brakes and got that done today. Spent $350 on it.  :bleedout: It needed the brakes tho and I'm surprised it passed yearly inspection with them in that condition considering to fully stop the car I'd have to push the brake pedal down past the gas pedal and almost touch the floor. This car runs like new now that I dropped $1400 on it over this past month. My gas mileage is even much better. I was averaging 26 mpg, and now its getting 36 mpg.

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  6. LoTR Fellowship of the Rings is such a slow book. The battle of five armies in The Hobbit was only around 40 pages. In Fellowship, I'm 80 pages in and Frodo is still in the process of leaving the shire.. wtf. I'm glad the movies skipped 90% of this. Nobody would watch the movie if 2 hours was dedicated to him attending his estate while waiting on Gandalf to finally show back up 15 years after telling Frodo to keep the ring safe. Roughly 15 years he was gone.. wtf. In the movies, its like he went and made a cell phone call and came right back all worried. In the book its a boring Hobbit's life with Frodo eventually taking care of his belongings, selling his house, getting his affairs in order, getting some breakfast with Sam, etc. x_x

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thanks for the warning about the silmarillion. After reading the hobbit I was interested in getting more of his books but after reading the first 20 pages of notes, etc. that is the prologue of fellowship and then the first 80 pages of the book, Tolkien has almost burned me out in 100 pages. X_x All the hobbit lore in that prologue was all pointless details to me that add nothing to the plot. It completely lines up with what you said tho. It's all world building. This guy is more detail oriented in his writing than Peter Straub. However there is one part of the notes that really intrigued me. Tolkien, in response to critics saying his books was a metaphor for his experience in the war, gave an example of an alternate version of LoTR if it was. In the alternate version Sauron would have gotten the ring back and Saruman would have created his own ring of power and their two armies would have raged war against each other for control of middle earth. That would have been cool. Lol.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Meh, that was mostly there for those who hadn't read The Hobbit before getting into LOTR (I know I hadn't read The Hobbit before I read LOTR, was a nice little intro into what happened before the events currently taking place).

      Don't get me wrong some of Tolkien's best work is in The Silmarillion (in fact it is my favorite book out of everything he's written) but like I said its a pain to read through all of it. I actually like that Tolkien took the time to actually set up his world and give us the details, it made it feel more alive). Too many books these days don't take the time to do that and just throw you into the fray without even a "Hey, this is whats kinda going on just so you know". Shit just wait until you get to the appendices in The Return of the King (if your copy has it, mine did). There is so much information on who's who, the elven language (which is actually a language, Tolkien was a Linguist), another few pages of story not mentioned in the book proper (like the Grey Havens scene from the movie, what happened after Sam and Frodo got back to the Shire, what Pippin and Merry were up to after everything, etc), and so much more (The Silmarillion has something similar but its not as bad).

      Reading Tolkien is a huge commitment and is something I learned the hard way back when I first started reading his work. If you can put up with the amount of information he throws at you the reward is well worth the boredom.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thanks. I'll keep that in mind as a slug through these boring bits. :P

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  7. Another 10 inches of snow happening today. To hell with winter. >:o

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      We're due for 7-14 inches Sunday - Tuesday x.x (hoping as all fuck it misses us). Can't really complain as we've had a pretty mild winter but I honestly don't want that much fucking snow

      Damn you DX, damn you and you're lovely weather

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      It ended up being 17 inches here. x_x So much shoveling. wtf.

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Holy fuck >.<

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  8. I started Ratchet and Clank on PS4 last week. That game felt so fun. Meanwhile I gave up on metal gear solid V phantom pain. It was too repetitive for me. -_-; I'm watching TetraNinja's play through now on youtube. I don't know who this guy is, but his videos are decent so far and his stealth gameplay is far superior to what I was able to accomplish.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Coming back to this topic seriously. Ratchet & Clank is a blast. I had a lot of fun playing it, but the final boss fight has your pet peeve where the mechanics are really different, and is much harder than the rest of the super casual game play. XD You'll have to tell me how it worked out for you. For me I just used the preorder weapon to demolish him. XD That thing was ultra OP.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      MGSV looks fun in this guy's videos but man I sucked at it. But I found out why I sucked at it. Tetraninja didn't mention this in his videos but i noticed he crouch walked alot. The enemies range of detection drops when snake is in crouch or full prone. As long as you are crouched, Even in line of sight of the enemy they won't see you unless you are in a specific range of them which is basically the same range as the silencer pistol. I was trying to be too stealthy in the game and prone everywhere, find everyone, Fulton out a bunch of ppl and then I'd start walking to a goal, get spotted, screw up my bullet time moment and miss a head shot, have 10 more enemies spawn in and screw up everything I've done. Eh.. I could start the game back up and crouch walk everywhere and get a completely new feel for the game but I think I'll pass on it now and finish the series of videos instead.

      I thought about resuming but just doing side ops annoyed me because the bases and locations were re-used constantly. For an open world game all the missions go back to the exact same locations and all the massive amount of land on the maps are wasted with endless terrain that gives a false sense of exploration and does nothing but artificially lengthen the game. Every helicopter drop off location is figurativly miles away from the mission goal and makes traveling around time consuming and boring.  For the first time ever I'm having more enjoyment watching someone play a game than me actually playing it myself. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lol. You replied while i was typing out my last reply. I'll definitely keep playing ratchet and clank. But i have no preorder weapon.. lol. I hope that last boss fight doesn't make me hate the game. XD

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  9. I almost have my blog completely fixed. I neglected fixing all my attachments since the conversion. I only have about 5 entries left to fix. Once I get my categories back in place I will have to recategorize my entries and tag them. It took me almost 2 hours yesterday. x_x

    1. Pchan

      Pchan

      Sounds like a lotta work.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      It was. I had to recreate all the thumbnails too, which ended up duplicating all blog attachment images. I had about 60 entries with attachments in them. I had to delete all the old duplicates and then re-insert the images back into the correct positions in my entries. At least I'm almost done now. ^_^

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I finally finished my blog categories / tags, etc. That was so time consuming. Now I can focus on snack reviews and recipes again. ^_^

  10. Just finished the alternate ending in Saints Row the Third.. and I got some Steam trading cards. I got a spiffy Gat one and two Nyte Blaydes. I don't think these cards are actually worth anything tho.

    1. Eppy

      Eppy

      you use them to craft badges to "level" up your steam account

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I saw something about that.. Like it unlocks emoticons and stuff for on their forums.. but does it give you extra stuff like discount coupons?

    3. Eppy

      Eppy

      its possible

  11. Lady's birthday is tomorrow. I'll be grilling a feast for her. :D

    1. Eppy

      Eppy

      nomnomnom

    2. Pchan

      Pchan

      NOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      So much food. O_O

  12. My BF4 binge for double xp has come to an end. x_x Now I will return to my daily life of work and internet. :P

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      What about KOTOR? XD XD XD

    2. Eppy

      Eppy

      he probably didnt even touch it

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I didn't touch it. -_- BF4 double xp called out to me. Tonight tho.. tonight is the night for KOTOR.. unless my brother calls me and says he'll be on bf4. ^_^;

  13. If I can focus my thoughts, I'll write up a new blog post I've been thinking about for a while now. I have a completely different opinion on the paranormal now. I can now rule out over 90% of everything I ever thought of as supernatural.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I mean.. at least for me personally and the things I believed were real experiences.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      THERE IS ONLY ZUUL!!!!!

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      *turns on my proton pack and prepares to cross beams* :P

  14. BF4 Double XP for premium members is this weekend!

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Prob gonna miss it all for Titanfall beta and working late.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I probably won't play it that much, I'm still a little burned out from all the playing I did last weekend and the beginning of this week. I'll get on for a couple matches and get helicopter points. I'm close to getting ECM for attack helis.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I got the ECM for my attack helis. Damn Mobile AAs make them impossible to use. -_-

  15. Wednesday needs to hurry up and get here so I can read the new One Piece.. Usoland!! He better do something epic that cowardly bastard. -_-

    1. Pchan

      Pchan

      He's going to disappoint you! I'd like to see what he's up to, maybe show us Nami n crew that she's with because we haven't seen them in a while. Show more of the Zoro-Luffy situation as well cos they're right where DoFla is.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I really want to see the Zoro vs Pica fight. That DF ability is insane. Also.. if everyone gets reverted from their toy state.. then what about Soldier san's rifle? The plan was to be released from the toy curse and then he shoots Flamingo.. but if he has a toy rifle now, couldn't that rifle turn into some awesome bazooka or something? What if his toy rifle is just a toy because he is.. and once the curse is broken, its actually something ridiculously powerful?

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Usopp!!! He will be amazing! I know it! :D And now I have to wait 2 weeks for the next chapter.. damn. x_x

  16. Knob Creek is a powerful whiskey.. I did a couple shots of it and it really caught me by surprise. I suppose I should treat it like a sipping whiskey. :P

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Because it is. :P Thats a premium category meant to be used with sophistication... until you get to bookers where you enjoy a delightfully luscious taste ending with a Chuck Norris round house kick to the sinuses! XD

    2. Eppy

      Eppy

      Yeah Knob Creek is some good stuff.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      lol. XD

      I don't really sip whiskey, so I started doing small 1/5 to 1/4 shots here and there and it became quite enjoyable. ^_^

    1. Sledgstone
    2. Pchan

      Pchan

      A visit in summer just to watch you play golf is all worth it.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      That sounds like a good plan. We can hit the range so we can work on your golf swing. :D

  17. 3 day weekend for me. Finally. I need some time off. x_x

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I envy you, I still have to wait another week >_<

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      6 day weekend when I get off work tonight XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Very good. Enjoy that long weekend. :P

  18. I'm going to finally start half life 2 this weekend. I wonder how it holds up to today's standards seeing as i've never played it before and is 10 years old.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      It's still a great game.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I ended up doing a crap ton of cleaning this weekend. I have a four day weekend next weekend tho. :D

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I know I was able to stream Portal 2.. I might try streaming Half-Life 2 this weekend if it works.

  19. I used my new cast iron pan tonight. Now that I know how to use cast iron I am very pleased. I made a great pork loin tonight. ^_^

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      You can make some SERIOUS burgers with cast iron. It's actually how I prefer them over grilled.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I own two cast iron pans now. A regular skillet and a grill pan. I've only tried making burgers on the grill pan once last winter and it was a smokey greasy mess. x_x But! I have learned how to use cast iron now. I bet I could make some awesome burgers now especially since I've pretty much mastered making stuffed steak burgers on the grill this summer.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      The only reason I wanted cast iron pans is so that I could grill indoors during winter. Last year we averaged so many days in the negative that I had no desire to stand outside and cook on a grill mostly buried in the snow. lol. That grill pan makes some damn good steaks on the stove top.

  20. I have a 5 day weekend starting tomorrow. If anyone feels like getting on a game, BF4, Guild Wars 2, Destiny, send me a text. :D

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Knock out those last few levels tomorrow and lets do a Tequatl run :P We can travel around Sparkfly Fin and see how you hold up against the Risen in that area.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      If you decide to play some BF4 just drop me a text as I usually won't play it on days I work unless I have someone to play with.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Cool. I think I might be able to survive Tequatl now. :D I'll play some BF4 this weekend, I'll send you a text when I do.

  21. I hate winter. Its -10 outside right now not counting windchill.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Welcome to the last week and a half of my life. We're finally warming up out here in the boonies.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      "I should have known! The Sons of Svanir have turned to Jormag's influence for power! Destroy that foul dragon totem!" XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lol. XD

      I hear yeah strider. I wish it was summer already.

  22. I saw the best comeback ever in a Silverwastes map.. 2 of the breach champs were taken out with literally 1 second left on the clock and got us the win.. then after loosing a vinewrath champ fight and the north base going down to only 2 sieges left.. we pulled a victory out of our asses. :D

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      That would have just pissed me off. XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I almost mapped out twice to finish my daily, but I was glad I stuck around. :P

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Nothing irritates me more than mid boss failing. It's such an easy fight that people make harder than necessary.

  23. I went to buffalo wild wings for lunch for the first time in over 15 years. I had a burger with Pico de gallo and a bunch of other toppings including prime rib shavings. delicious. :D that burger was easily as good as what I'd get at 5 guys.

    1. Eppy

      Eppy

      mmmm went there for my birthday dinner...so tasty love the sauce selection

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I like how they have an employee that will bring out all the sauces to try out. I passed on the spicy ones. I didn't want to burn my taste buds before trying the food.

    3. Eppy
  24. I've really been slacking lately.. I didn't even make my usual april fools posts. -_-; Now that I'm not playing GW2 every free second, work overtime has kicked in and I've been spending more time offline. Its been nice, but I feel like I'm so far behind on so many things.. I'm 5 chapters behind on Fairy Tail too.. nooooo!

    1. Eppy

      Eppy

      tsk tsk tsk

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I caught up on fairy tail at least. :P

    3. Eppy

      Eppy

      I'd hope so!