Sledgstone

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  1. I told myself I'd never watch another M Night Shyamalan movie again.. and then I watched and enjoyed "The Visit" only to find out at the end of the movie it was one of his.. (Lady had already started it so I missed the opening credits). I guess if he can make something decent again I'll give this series a try too.


  2. I'm assuming at the end of the trailer it'll be Superman since hes listed as being in the cast on imdb. lol. And somehow Lex Luthor is in this movie too with 3 female characters called "Lex Luthor's Guard". I'm guessing there will be a clip of him in jail surrounded by female guards. The action in this clip looks as good as an Avengers movie, but Batman riding around in his kill mobile is starting to feel like it'll be the equivilant of a James Bond car chase scene that has to happen in every movie hes in now. XD


  3. That fushion rifle looks incredibly effective. But that clip also shows how one sided the pvp matches are. He went on a 5 kill streak against a team of 4 people. The first one died, but because the map is so small he spawned close enough to the guy that killed him that he died a second time within 9 seconds of his first death. Whats really funny is right at the beginning of that clip he name pops up in the kill feed.. He died right at the beginning, spawned.. lived 15 seconds, died, respawned and died again 9 seconds later. That guy is averaging about 10 seconds per life. XD


  4. I was surprised at how many skippable mobs there were. The one portal jump area had enemies spawning behind us that we could basically out run to get to the switches and in the drill area itself i saw a bunch of cabal that were down on some lower ridges that looked out of place since we never had to engage them to proceed.

    Pvp is an even bigger disaster with those cool downs. In one round I got some heavy ammo from a spawned ammo location, then 3 seconds later I died without getting to use my sniper rifle. I respawned and the ammo is gone... And do my cool downs get reset? Nope. I have no heavy, no grenade and a crappy dodge to reload my gun while a Warlock hangs around his hp regen bubble and wrecks me 3 seconds away from my spawn location. -_-; on average i got 2 grenades per control match but i easily died and respawned as much as any cod game. 

    The game will probably be alot of fun with a bunch of friends to play with and the campaign should be enjoyable and much longer than D1. The raids will probably be the highlight of the game again and might even have some cutscenes and more plot to go with them which will make playing with friends even more crucial if the raid lobby they have planned falls thru. 


  5. I tried every part of the beta tonight with the hunter class. Destiny 2 looks good, but its not enough for me. The mechanics of the hunter are pretty much the exact same as in Destiny 1. I don't like that. I expect sequels to have new mechanics to make it more distinctive like how every god of war game has new weapons, spells, etc. I stuck with triple jump and still felt like I couldn't get enough height half the time compared to other players around me. Golden gun was decent with 6 shots but felt a bit underpowered against some yellow bar enemies. The dodge roll to instant reload my gun was nice, but the recharge of it, melee and grenades was so abysmally slow I couldn't get into any timed routine at all for when to use them. :| Arcstrider felt just like bladedancer except it had no auto targeting enemies that made bladedancer amazing. But its a horrible subclass to use seeing as every enemy now melees the hell out of us. So if that staff attack doesn't kill everyone near me it triggers everyone's melee and they pummel the hell out me. I switched back to golden gun after trying out the super only once.

    Onto the guns.. I hate that sniper rifles are a heavy now. Screw that. Theres so many areas where a sniper rifle would be beneficial and I have a whopping 6 bullets with half the enemies needing two shots to be killed. Makes the rifle almost pointless. Machine guns were horrendous and wouldn't kill anything before running out of ammo and needing a reload. Assault rifles would at least kill most enemies in a single clip easily, but hand cannons were superior damage. Sunshot was a great exotic but it felt so odd to swap from a hand cannon to another hand cannon. I didn't try out the grenade launchers tho.

    I really liked the initial mission and it felt more fulfilling than all of Destiny 1's plot. XD Although the traveler still did nothing to defend itself. Maybe they'll get into the plot about it in D2 and explain what it actually is. I was half expecting the guardian to instant die seeing as in Destiny 1 hes a re-animated corpse brought back to life via the traveler's light via a ghost. Maybe bungie won't ever mention that plot line again. The strike was enjoyable until one of the people in my strike team quit near the beginning and was never replaced until me and this other guy wiped at the last boss 3 times. We wiped at another part twice and when we both respawned it skipped us to the next checkpoint instead of letting us attempt it a third time. The strike had a horrible drop rate for ammo. I nearly ran out of kinetic ammo repeatedly and I got a total of 10 heavy ammo for my sniper rifle the entire strike. 10. wtf. Along with the recharge timers being so slow I felt like all I could do was keep shooting my alternating hand cannons at all enemies regardless of what range they were and regardless of whatever shielding they were using. It felt like Bungie took the strategy out of the weapon combos and now expect everyone to rush right up to mid range at all times while getting sniped by psions.

    Crucible being 4 vs 4 was a bad move. All a team needs is one hard core guy and the match is completely one sided like in the 4 matches I played. Whatever that one game mode was that required everyone to kill the enemy team or detonate the bombs is not enjoyable. Its YOLO. No respawn and for some reason a team mate can revive you after a 1 minute timer but each match I was in lasted no more than 1-2 minutes. Control had much smaller maps than in Destiny 1, probably to compensate for the lack of 4 extra players.. but as a result the spawn locations must be predictable because I felt like I was playing Call of Duty and getting killed every 15 seconds. x_x

    I'm glad I got to play the beta, that first mission was definitely enjoyable. Sniper rifles being heavy with limited ammo and no real diversity for the hunter class from D1 means this game would be just like playing D1 for me, in new locations, but with no sniper rifle secondary. ehh. Warlock and Titan probably feel more diversified but I didn't really play either of those classes in D1.

    A couple last things.. turns out arcstrider has some combos I didn't know about. This guy listed them all in this article:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/07/21/five-things-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started-the-destiny-2-beta/#e5bb8506e3cf

    And the hunter's dodge roll instant reload seems so damn weak compared to the warlock's hp regen and the titan's shield. That shield was very useful, lasted a good 5-10 seconds and everyone could use it.. and then I dodge roll and save myself a whopping 2 seconds of reload animation. ummm.. ok.


  6. That actually looks decent, but Light is ugly as hell. He's supposed to be dating a pop icon modeling star, but he looks like he should have been cast as L. I don't understand why they're not showing Ryuk's face at all.


  7. Awesome. :D This season should be great and finish up the Negan arc. At the end of the trailer I'm assuming a time skip takes place. I don't see how these people can keep coming across endless enemies without eventually getting into a period of stability that could last for years. If he had a Rumpelstiltskin moment and everything was a dream it'd be the worst ending for the series. XD If it is a time skip, at least Carl will be re-cast if he's still alive and I wont have to look at that horrible hair anymore.


  8. Looks cool. I guess Valve made this teaser trailer? If not, the robotic voice is a complete rip off of their game Portal / Portal 2.

    Having 2 pilots was quite unique, but that plot line was covered quite well in the first movie. Time for better technology:

     

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  9. I wonder why the hell they'd want everyone to test a months old build of the game. I'll get in the beta this weekend and see what its like. I like a decent challenge to a boss, but not raid difficulty. But if the boss is mostly just a HP sponge like some higher end GW2 fractals it can get a bit tedious. I wish companies would quit with the pvp esports bullshit and just focus on pve solo / co-op.


  10. Wow. The grenades are that weak now? And supers taking up to 15 mins to charge? Holy hell. I didn't like the fact that sniper rifles were considered heavy now, but from that wall of text it seems like they either need to do some serious balancing or they're planning on making armor the new RNG grind by having different perks on all the armor to buff specific weapon classes. If they do that it'll make the entire transition from RNG roll guns pointless when everyone will have to keep multiple sets of armor in their inventory to buff the specific guns they want to use for a specific strike or mission.


  11. Thanks for taking the time to write up those reviews. If I get the time over the next couple days I'll try out the public beta to see how the hunter class handles now. The warlock will definitely be nerfed by full release. lol. I couldn't imagine all of pvp being nothing but a single class.


  12. You're welcome. ^_^ those pads make all the difference for potty training. I've seen ppl use newspaper in a training area and what a mess that is. Those pads are worth the price for the cleanliness factor.

    Btw one other bit of advice I learned and wish i knew when initially potty training dogs.. if there is an accident on carpet or a rug, clean it with cold water never hot water. Preferably with a bissell carpet cleaner and not a steam cleaner. Hot water activates the chemicals in the urine to bond with the carpet fibers and makes the stink and stain way way harder to get out. And if there's a residual smell from an accident the dog will be instinctually attracted to pee on that same spot over and over again.

    Is this your first dog or have you had other fur babies before? ^_^


  13. Whenever we potty train a dog we use Puppy pads and poop pick up bags:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Out-Moisture-Lock-Training-Pads-50-ct/50103910

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Out-Rainbow-Pick-Up-Bags-120ct/15204545

    Any pees on the puppy pads are easily thrown in the garbage and have no real odor since they have odor lock. Poops outside (or poops on the puppy pad) get bagged up and put into a small plastic garbage can outside dedicated just for the poop bags. These poops bags have never once torn on me compared to cheap ones from the dollar store. These puppy pads are far superior to paper towels to for cleaning up accidents too for quick spot cleaning a carpet until you can hit the spot with a carpet cleaner. My brother potty trained his 3 boxers in the same way, except his garbage can outside is a full 30 gallon size with garbage bags and he uses a shovel instead of poop bags. XD

    I have no idea about the quality of some of the products on that link. The fake turf with grass would probably work for small dogs for a bit, but then there would be the urine odor lingering. The poop septic thing sounds very off to me.. if that thing isn't fully sealed, heavy rain could flood it and make a disaster in the yard. I prefer to keep it simple. Puppy pads, poop bags and a spray bottle of windex antibacterial cleaner with paper towels to clean any surface contamination.

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    We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc. We’re not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so.

    It sounds like Atari has no idea what they're actually making. I'm assuming it's going to be a retro console with more games available via an online marketplace.

    Source: http://kotaku.com/this-is-an-ataribox-whatever-that-is-1796979958

     

     

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  15. 1 year later and I got around to playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and beating it. It was a fun game but not nearly as long or plot oriented as The New Order. The nostalgia effect of having the old 8-bit game as Nightmare levels was amazing tho. This was easily a stand alone game because of it's length. I beat it in just under 10 hours and I only accomplished 65% of the game since I didn't collect everything available or do any of the challenges.

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    Nazi Zombies were in this and it was well done. The last boss was a bit confusing to me tho. I think it was a frankenstein monster made out of alot of other human remains and then animated back to life in a massive uncontrollable monster. That thing was a bit of a pain to take down too.

     


  16. Thanks for the info! My hands aren't steady enough to get a consistent edge at all. That KME system looks extremely effective and the reviews with pics on Amazon show perfect factory style edges which makes my recently sharpened blades looks extremely crude and caveman like by comparison. XD But damn that's costly. $200 is way to high for me. If I had blades that costed more than the sharpener then it could be worth it.

    That work sharp field sharpener looks good but I think I'll go for a cheap whetstone as my next sharpener. I've sen some use oil instead of water, I think I'll go for a water based one over oil so it'll be less cost over the long term.

    I use my bench grinder to sharpen my lawn mower blade, axe and machete once a year or every couple years depending on use but I bet with a whetstone or with that KME system i could get my machete edge to sword quality. Lol.