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  1. Someone already 3 manned Destiny's new raid and I heard the story was really short. I don't get people that still put money into this game. 

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    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I think its been a year since I last played Destiny and even though I told myself I'd watch the raids on youtube because I know I'd never play them, but I never did. And I have no interest in watching them even now. I highly doubt I'll ever buy a Destiny 2. The newest raid with the bulldozer thing does look pretty cool, but only cool enough to watch a couple clips of it and move on to the next thing. I don't mind grinding in a game to an extent as long as I'm not bored. If I'm grinding a MMO like guild wars 2, I have the game muted and I'm watching TV while gathering items for gold. But grinding in a FPS game like Destiny is never going to happen for me again. It takes up all my attention because of the nature of the encounters and gameplay. I did it initially because I thought it was a one time grind, get my gear maxed out and I'd be set to enjoy the game with new content releases. Nope. Every dlc/expansion meant all my grinding was pointless. I'm never doing that again. Thats way too much of a time sink for me.

      The RNG and raid exclusive weapons were also the worst I've ever seen in any game. I don't mind seeing exclusive looking weapon skins from doing raid content but when people get rewarded with exclusive weapons with noticeable advantages it leaves me feeling salty. I still remember getting torn up by a vex mythoclast in those early year 1 iron banners, same with the original gally. Aside from that first week gally was in the xur shop, we never saw it again for a year. Only the early access people got enough coin saved up fast enough to buy it that week. In hindsight I think it might have been done completely intentionally so all their early alpha testers and youtubers that were promoting the game would get it guaranteed because they knew the value of it and had enough time to get the coins needed.

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

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      The plan, from what I’ve heard, is for Destiny 2's planet areas to feel more populated with towns, outposts, and quests that are more interesting than the patrol missions you can get in Destiny.

      http://kotaku.com/sources-destiny-2-coming-to-pc-aims-to-feel-like-a-to-1787153460

      Honestly, this is what I expected from the first game. And to succeed on PC, their going to have to make a completely different game. It damn well better be a Diablo 2 style improvement over Diablo. If the Anet talent picked up early last year still has his creative pull, maybe it will be a better solo experience. Renown Hearts coming to Destiny!XD

    4. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      lmao. Their own version of Renown Hearts might actually happen. XD

      Towns, outposts, quests, (ambient life), NPC quests.. all that should have been in Destiny 1. If Destiny 2 is really going to be a 'totally different game' then I'll definitely wait on playing it (if I do at all), until the first 2 or 3 expansions come out a year after the game is released and is no longer in beta quality. Even then there will be other games in my backlog at that point like Fallout 4 or some other RPG FPS games.

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  2. The Wurm boss on Ember Bay has a wonky scaling issue. I two manned it with a random with ease as we defended two energy pylons each. But when I did it with more people later, elite wurms kept spawning and we almost failed with 1 energy pylon left which almost got destroyed. X_X So I could actually have soloed a world boss by just keeping 1 alive myself if no one showed up. XD

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I was so noob at that event when I first did it, I thought we had to all attack it like taking out Mega Destroyer. XD I jumped down to within range and kept attacking wondering why nobody else was showing up to DPS. lmao. Everyone up on that ridge must have looked at me and facepalmed while they actually played the objective. XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      ROTFLMAO. I'm curious if the wurms can be reflected like the eggs on TT. It would have made a cool challange for guilds like TTS to get some boss achievements. 

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      That would have been cool. Since we can personally damage the wurm, it'll be interesting to see an organized speed kill on the wurm to see just how fast it can be defeated.

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  3. FINALLY made Platinum on Overwatch comp. Went on a 6 win 1 draw streak after the opening match was a loss. Once the team scores start averaging 2500 Its so much better. They honestly need to scrap the algorithm that ranks you lower on purpose after placement matches. 2300 and below is horrific with idiotic picks. Once I got past my season high and hit the mid 2400's the team comp and matches were insanely different and way more competitive. Elo Hell is a real thing for solo q, I don't care what Force Gaming says or anyone else. You can't make much of a difference when someone is picking a bad pick on attack. Damn I'm thrilled right now.

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    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      At least someone picked Lucio. XD

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Grats (just noticed this, these 10 hour days are slowly killing my brains ability to function).

      XD, that's pretty much QP picks in the lower levels.

  4. I've worn the same par of Vans for almost 15 years. No other pair of shoes I've ever owned have lasted this long. The inserts are pretty much flattened to where I can feel every pebble of gravel under my foot, but the exterior is still perfectly intact minus the usual dirtiness acquired over such a time. I ordered a new pair of Vans and I'll probably get some new inserts for my current ones.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      My Carhartt is great, but the water resistance is nothing like it used to be. I thought the quick duck material was naturally water repellent but I notice all the quick duck gear is marketed now as "with Rain Defender® durable water repellent". Maybe mine was labeled like that too back when I bought it but I don't remember. After a few years and occasional washings, my coat needs a new coating of this water repellent but I don't see where I can buy a carhartt brand spray bottle of it online. I'm hesitant to use the water repellent I use on my grill covers because that stuff darkened the color of the fabric. I'm going to call the official Carhartt store in the mall near me and ask if they sell the actual rain defender spray once it gets closer to winter.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      XD yeah I had some Dickies shirts like that and within 3-4 washes it just turned into a normal absorbent shirt. 

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      lol. yep. I like Dickies brand belts, but their shirts and pants always felt noticeably heavier to me compared to similar styles of other brands. Hows the quality of the shirts besides the water repellent properties? XD

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  5. I had the most epic 3-2 Victory on Lijiang Tower. It was probably the most intense, close, evenly matched bout I've ever had in competitive. We won the 1st, lost the next 2, and came back with two wins. The last match no one even captured the point for a good 5-6 minutes of contesting. I got 59 objective kills, 75 eliminations, and 30k damage as Junkrat. I wish every match was like that, instead I mostly get steam roller matches win or lose.

  6. Just finished Assassination Classroom. It was a lot of fun, even though the premise was stupidly unbelievable.

  7. Thanks to assholes that kept picking Torbjorn on attack payload, even after someone left and it was 5v6, I ranked lower than last season. Too many lopsided losses from idiots that refuse to swap classes. Its one think to lose a close one, but to not even beable to contest the point is beyond infuriating.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Do more people put headsets on and talk during ranked play? Could it be possible for you to throw your headset on and ask them to swap to a different character? Are there people using chat to breath heavily, play music endlessly and then scream profanity? lol.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I play in my own party or in a party with a friend. The one time I played and forgot to make a party some 12 year old kept saying how bad everyone sucked. I'm sure if I asked him to change he'd say "fuck you noob faggot" or something. 

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  8. Did my first 3 placement matches on Overwatch Competitive Season 2 tonight. Went 2-1 so far. My first match was with a horrible team. We never held the point once. My second match we held on after some asshole left our team... once again after we went up 1-0. I clutched it out with D.Va getting 40 elims and 3 triple kills with my ult. The nerf to her defense matrix isn't that bad, but it will def put an end to the double D.Va defense in QP that has become so popular.

    The no sudden death works good for payload. My third match we barely capped the point on King's Row and didn't get the payload to the 1st check point. But we stopped the other team from getting as far as we did. It shortens up some of the longer competitive matches. In the past you both got a chance to push it, and then sudden death would choose a team to attack and they had to get it to 1 check point.

  9. BF1 insider codes are in for Open Beta. 6.5GB download. I got so caught up in Overwatch, I could have been playing tonight. X_X.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I got my email with a code, I'll set it to download and jump on there later after work.

  10. I hope the next character Overwatch release is a defense or tank. I keep getting the teams where someone thinks they're a Ana pro. So many losses because of it. It's always my team too. We've resorted to a friend picking Ana, and then when we load in he swaps and I spam emotes and voice lines to cover up the swap. -_-;

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      If her stealth aspect that everyone is guessing becomes true, she could be defense too. If she can cloak, my guess is that her DPS will be on par with Genji's standard attack. She might get a big burst combo like Junkrat's trap/mine or Roadhog's hook-shoot-melee. 

      I've been playing a lot more Roadhog lately and enjoying it. His self sustain is really good, plus I love hole hog on a surprise flank. It's a triple kill almost every time. If Ana is the only healer I'll go with Roadhog or 76 and heal my damn self. Everytime I try to take one for the team I die to much to make a difference as a healer. Sometimes I'll go with Zenyatta too, but he needs line of sight like Ana, and some people don't know when to come back and get healed, even when I try to be Lucio, people play like mercy was picked and is pocket healing them. XD Mercy's mobility is wild now. She's very hard to hit unless your Reaper, D.Va, Roadhog, or Soldier where you can spray and pray. 

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      XD pretty much how I feel.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I love that character. XD

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  11. Gizmodo made a list of the top 14 weirdest episodes of Quantum Leap. Its really a mix of its weirdest and best in one list. The Oswald 2-part was def an all time favorite of mine. http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-14-weirdest-quantum-leap-episodes-of-all-time-1785484622

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I remember the JFK eps and they were really good. But leaping into the body of a space chimp? XD lmao. I don't remember that ep at all. XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      XD What? That was a great ep. LMAO I think he was suppose to be euthanize, but in the end he was saved because his handler fell into a river or something, and he saved her. Chimps can't swim, but since Sam did as a chimp, they wanted to study him more, saving his life. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      rotflmao! XD Now I have to watch this episode on netflix. XD

  12. In BF4 my favorite troll was RPG chopper take downs. In Overwatch it's trap/mine Genji, especially in his ult with Junkrat. XD I'll have to upload my match later where two Genji's tried to harass me, I got the better of them both way more times than they got me. 

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    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

       XD I love it when a Genji player just starts his ult right there in plain slight rather than hiding somewhere first. Insta-kill shutdown. XD

  13. Cleared BF4, Blops 3, and The Division off my HD to make way for the Titanfall 2 and BF1 betas. I only had 40gb of free space left before i did so. Now I have 180gb.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      All I have right now is 40gb too. I'm hesitant to delete BF4, but I haven't played it in over a month again and with BF1 coming out I doubt I'll play it again. Once I see a 2tb slim hdd on sale for $60 again I'm going to buy one just to upgrade my ps4 and turn the ps4 500gb hard drive into an external for my pc. Its getting annoying to decide what games to delete when 2 people use the system.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Meh, I can't bring myself to take BF4 off considering I do still play it from time to time. I did take The Division off though since I don't ever see myself going back to it. I'm sitting at 80 gigs free now, should be enough for now.

  14. I just found out Overwatch competitive rewards are based on your season high and not current standing. I would have been more aggressive if I would have known. -_-;

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    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Not only that, but it will give people that prefer that format something to hone their skills in between seasons. Plus competitive matches are longer so you gain more XP overall, even if its a double blow out. As fun as it is to crush the other team quickly in QP, you generally get a laughable PoTG, and little XP. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      That would be amazing but I doubt it'll happen. QP competitive mode would be the equivilant of solo queue for GW2 ranked. They'll never implement it because it would make the queues alot longer for the regular ranked mode. Even with Overwatch's massive user base a QP competitive mode would suck away a good chunk of users out of the matchmaking for regular competitive. As soon as the game starts to get a 3-5 minute queue for a competitive match people will assume the game is dying and move onto another game or go for QP only.

    4. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Nah, it wouldn't change anything. COD has multiple game modes and they've never had any issues. Overwatch has a COD sized player base right now as well. I remember one of the CODs had 2 different TDMs and it didn't effect either one. GW2 suffers because of its casual nature. Overwatch is built around PVP.

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  15. I just hit the jackpot on No Man's Sky. I found a planet where 40k credit items litter the ground. I'm gonna have millions of credits soon. XD It will be worth the inventory hassle to ferry them back and forth to any TP I find.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Wow. Congrats! XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I've gone from 400k to 3 million in a few hours of scavenging. XD I can no high roll someone for their ship at a space station and still have some left over.

  16. The human female idle animation post on the GW2 forum was finally locked by a mod, with no dev response. "It's run its course" apparently, more like they got tired of seeing it stay on page 1 for over a year. XD

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      XD It was only a matter of time before it was locked. I'm really surprised they let it go on as long as they did. Theres a good chance it'll come back as a new emote tho now that they're actually adding new ones.

  17. Great, now java updates feature an automatic download of Amazon Assist that you have to uncheck the box with. -_-; Thats as annoying as Flash wanting to install McAfee every update.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I hate that double install BS. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't always checked to auto install. 

  18. Saw Guns N Roses last night. What an amazing show. They may be old now, but they still put on one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Axl can still hit those high notes, but you can def tell they were spacing the more vocally intense songs out between their softer ones. It didn't matter. I got to see Slash live and he delivered. Plus watching Axl play piano while Slash did his thing during November Rain reminded me of a time when artists were actually musicians and not auto-tuned pretty faces.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Lucky you. I'd really love to see them live especially since I love most of their catalog and because Slash is one of my all time favorite guitarists (I'm happy to see Axl and Slash put aside their differences for this, GNR isn't GNR without those two in my opinion).

  19. My wealth is swelling. I should have near 1600g before LWS3 comes out. Thats uncharted terrority for me since I I've bought precursors the last two times i've reached just under 1100g. So much weird inflation on common items as made making gold super easy. I dumped all my powerful blood before the FGS chain starts. I'll plug away at that all week and save the mats for when prices go back up.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats good to know. I'll get my other characters to FGS just for farm weeks like this. I wonder if they'll change the map rewards with tomorrows update. The amazing FGS week might get changed and all the rewards more spread out.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I hope not. It's a big cycle it goes around. They can def give better rewards to other maps and have a nice profit week for a few more. I brought up dubloons because apparently you need a ton for juggernaut. It would be nice to give those players some relief that want to make it. Powerful blood comes up on Cursed Shore as well some weeks. Nerfing the fgs wouldn't make sense. The fact that it was one of the game's first farm maps makes it popular when that reward cycle comes out. I bet that's why they threw a bone out to those that still do it.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      The dubloons in general are the dumbest items in the game. They're only use is for crafting, but you can't deposit them and even though we have jeweler crafting, and we have copper and silver ore, we can't craft either. And on top of it, both will only drop from jumping puzzle chests for low level characters only. If they ever announce that silver dubloons can be crafted, I will craft all my silver ore into them and flood the market with the damn things. lol.

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  20. With Gliding and the speed of DD, I cleared Lornar's Pass in under 40 min. Wow... so painless. XD

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I use my druid exclusively for open world farming now because of that. My maelstrom runs are so much more efficient. 

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I did PAC TT tonight and we actually got a TTS record for decap. I got me a new TS emblem. ^_^

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  21. Started TellTale's TWD a few days ago. I def wouldn't have been able to enjoy this on console. It just works for PC much better. The story is pretty good so far, but I really hope I can let Larry die, because I will the first chance I get. XD

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Just wait until you play season 2. It's even better. But damn I do miss Lee. That dude was awesome. He was one of the best characters I've seen in a game in years. When I was watching "fear the walking dead" I had recently beaten this game. They accomplished in that game what would have been an amazing tv series. And the TV series we got instead was a big mess of a failure. I had a significantly bigger emotional attachment to these game characters that I felt horrible when something happened to them. But in Fear TWD any if these characters can get killed off and I wouldn't give a damn. 

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Kinda like KOTOR vs. the Ep I-III XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Yes, exactly. XD

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  22. Finished Coyote Ragtime Show, it was a really fun watch. It would have been better as a 24 ep anime. It felt a little rushed in places due to squeezing everything into 12... a lot of great action though. Now I'm watching Assassination Classroom which has been pretty good so far.

  23. The guy that does Demolition Ranch is officially the coolest dude on YouTube. He has a second channel called Vet Ranch because he is a veterinarian. I have no idea how he has time to document his work and his fun time while editing all the videos to upload for my enjoyment. XD

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I watched his Demolition Ranch videos for hours the other day... you gotta watch the one about bullet proof cups. WTF? XD They fail spectacularly. In one of his videos he was shooting through steel plates and his wooden rig he made he joked about it being something a veterinarian put together... and then at the end of his video he said he was a veterinarian... I thought he was joking at first about vet ranch so I didn't even bother to check it out. Then it popped up on my suggested list and I'm hooked on that too. Their vet office is funded by youtube viewers, which is amazing. I might have to send a small donation, because they do a lot of good work.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      cups as in groin protectors. XD

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  24. Crystal Pepsi is coming back in the next few weeks. I was 9 years old when it came out and I can't even remember what it tasted like. XD I look forward to trying it again.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Oh man. I loved that drink. I'll definitely buy some. All these years later it'll probably disgust me and ruin all those fond memories. XD

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I'd say I was excited since I used to drink a lot of it as a kid but I don't drink pop anymore >. < I might have to buy some just to see if it tastes
       the same.

  25. Finished Fafner. It felt like an Evangelion wannabe with an ending similar to Eureka 7. I really wanted to like it, but it was just "ok" really. The only interesting thing about the series was how many pilots died throughout it, and how many mechas were lost. They didn't go hand and hand though. Some of the mechas were piloted by multiple people, while some were lost with their pilots. What was most unrealistic to me was how they all lived in isolation on an island, but seemly had unlimited resources to restock their defenses and repair mechas that lost limbs. XD I'll watch the movie later to see if it redeems the series in anyway for me. 

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I thought it was a great show, then again I did watch it back when it aired 12 years ago and haven't watched it since. There were a lot of things I wished they'd of elaborated on while I watched it but it was pretty entertaining overall. There was nothing to salvage after battles Sledge, the enemies weren't human nor did they pilot mechs (they're called Festum and are created by the Mir, what they exactly are is hard to explain) and yes it does take place mostly on the island (some eps take place outside of the island but the majority of it pertains to the islands defenses).

      I have yet to watch Heaven and Earth, it's been on my watch list forever and it's buried somewhere on my passport. You'll have to let me know how it is when you watch it. Right of Left was pretty damn good (prequel OVA). I also need to get around to watching Exodus as well but that'll have to wait till after I watch the movie (as it takes place two years after Heaven and Earth).

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Yeah the Festum and Mir could have used more depth instead of everyone sulking about Shoko. I guess I didn't care too much for the characters. I didn't really understand the whole Soshi's eye thing, maybe I missed it looking at my phone, but they seemed to refer to it a lot without explaining what actually happened. The main character leaving with the Neo-UN defector seemed half assed, and his quasi-assimilation seemed cheap since he got all fixed up by info given to them by a Festum. It wasn't a bad show. I just wanted more I guess.

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I don't even think they go into more depth in the movie or the 2nd series but that was my major problem with the series. The creators dropped the ball on explaining what these beings were (outside of servants of the Mir, who also didn't get any explanation). It's been so long I don't even remember anything about what happened to Soshi (I think he was merging with the system he used to help the pilots, I don't know).

      When it aired it was a good show, now maybe not so much. I should probably give it a rewatch to see if it holds up in my book, I've become quite the anime snob in recent years.

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