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  1. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I wish amazon would indicate if something is being shipped from out of country. The   
    Oh it's comedy gold. On ours,  it's a bunch of white trash family fueds in the comments, or fake accounts trolling with hilarious comments.
  2. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I wish amazon would indicate if something is being shipped from out of country. The   
    Yeah I can drive 30 min to a casino too, in another state. I live in that southern little tip of AL that only takes 40 min to drive from one side to the other. It's a 10 min drive from my house to MS and 30 to FL.
  3. DeathscytheX liked a reply to a status update by Sledgstone in I wish amazon would indicate if something is being shipped from out of country. The   
    NY state is crazy with taxes, especially property taxes. Back when I lived in Ohio I always thought of NY as this super expensive place to live with crazy high taxes and living costs. Then when I moved to central new york, I realized all my impressions of the entire state were of just New York City. That city is basically in New Jersey and it still surprises me that its even part of this state. I've still never gone to NYC and I don't think I'd ever want to since I don't want anything to do with a huge population center like that. Where I live its basically all farms everywhere. I can drive down my street and see at least 10 corn fields and 2 cow farms. Sales taxes here are around 8%. NY state tax returns have a separate section for NYC and Yonkers residents, probably because they get taxed more. Where I live the worst tax issues are the property taxes. School taxes are insane. I don't mind the schools giving kids a good education, but why the fuck does everyone have to pay at least $2-3,000 a year in school taxes for life if they own property? Total taxes on a normal single family home around here in a rural area are around $3500 a year, unless you live in a village or more suburban area, then its closer to $5,000 a year. $5,000 a year is $416 a month and thats not even counting the mortgage of a house. wtf. And they wonder why people can't afford to live here. The taxes are also so high, though politicians here wont admit it, is because they give almost every corporation ridiculously low tax rates. All the citizens are subsidizing the corporation's free ride in hopes of economic growth and higher paying jobs. Instead the corporations give shit jobs so they have a better bottom line, while paying low as hell taxes and keep all the profits. If they want to improve quality of life here, they really need to lower the property taxes.
    Although I will admit, with the high taxes that get paid we do have a good education system, police force, snow removal, street sweepers, etc. You wont see a single road around here with litter on the side of the street unless you go into down town Syracuse, Rochester or the NYC area. The majority of Syracuse is a shit hole tho imo. As for North country (what we call the north part of NY state), that place might as well be in Canada. I've only been up that way once and its so damn rural it makes the area I live in look too busy. I bet half that area all still leave their houses and cars unlocked at night with nothing to worry about.
    No lotto tickets in your state!? wow. I could go drive to a casino in 30 mins and hit the black jack table today if I wanted to. There is one big tax loop hole in this state and thats for cigarettes. NY state charges almost the same price as a pack of smokes in taxes. Like if a pack costs $4.99, with tax here it'll cost you $10.80 a pack. But we go to the native american's land and buy their cigarettes tax free. One carton of 10 packs only costs $26 there, while at gas stations that would set everyone else back around $100.
  4. DeathscytheX liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in So the Stormblood Early Access is fucking broke and everyone in NA trying to play   
    The problem is this is an issue that should not be an issue. If they'd of fucking rented extra servers for the month to help alleviate the congestion that comes with every major expansion launch everyone would be happy right now (or for fuck sake they could put this and the other two instanced story missions behind a fucking queue so people could get through it but no they opted to put a hard cap of 1 person per server on it and it's like trying to win a radio call in contest (its all about timing and luck) to get through). There is no way SE didn't know how many people would be playing early access, they have the fucking sales numbers and the early access code redemption's to go off of. They're other mistake was releasing early access on a Friday when fucking everybody would be able to get on after work to play. They really fucked up and now they're trying to fix issues for the 1% of the player base that actually made it through Raubahn Ex (it's what we're calling the problem, the npc that starts the mission is name Raubahn) instead of helping the 99% that can't.
    Yea I'm fucking salty about this. It's day 3, I'm nowhere near getting past this MSQ, I got up at 1:30 am to attempt to get through when server load would be at it's least (which it isn't, everyone seems to have had the same idea), and now servers are going down to fix the issue I mentioned above instead of helping out those of us who can't progress. I'm seriously debating canceling my subscription and demanding a refund on my copy of the expansion when I get it. I've never seen such blatant disrespect for players and paying customers like this (fuck even Blizzard has done better at placating the crowd when shit hit the fan in WoW). Like I told a guild mate yesterday I pay $210 a year to play this fucking game (I pay in 6 month blocks plus I also pay for an additional 2 retainers (our version of a bank/storage facility)) and I dropped $230 on the Collector's Edition of Stormblood, I don't think it's too much to ask to make sure you fucking give answers to the issues at hand instead of saying "We're looking into it, keep trying on your own to get in" or "Working as intended, quick your damn bitching" (note the last one has never been said but most of us are starting to feel like this is what they're trying to say).
  5. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Condi'ed out my Rev WvW style. I need 2 earrings and I'll be fully ascended. Cost m   
    My DD is instadeath if I get rolled on. That's my benchmark.
  6. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in My top 5 games I've played since last E3. 1. Legend of Zelda: Brea   
    Hmmmm. I dunno if I'd put BF1 over BFBC2's campaign. If you ever see it on the cheap for, its worth picking up for the campaign even if no one plays the MP anymore.
  7. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I'll give credit where its due. Microsoft had a pretty good E3 presentation. But sa   
    I'm going to be salty when XBone gets the early access to all the Anthem content. I know its coming since they get the Battlefield stuff. Kinda sad that we got Activision this time when last gen it was flip flopped. I know I was glad to get Destiny exclusives before ya know... I never got them. *cough*Hawkmoon*cough*. But fuck COD.
  8. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in World versus World in Guild Wars 2 is fun again. I've played a little over an hour   
    This link stuff is crap now that population is back. It feels like FA and SBI just split up in to smaller groups and cap everything while we tried to keep them from taking the main keep all night. There was an attack on the keep at least once every other tick. People were bitching about not flipping things, but if we lost control of the keep, its basically 25% of the map, and the fast access route to everything on JQBL. Blackgate is a full server, they should have to deal with fighting 2 linked servers. We're unstoppable in a ZvZ, but we don't have the coverage to cap and hold stuff. Its basically 4v1 server-wise with all this excitement over WvW they just need to link T6-T8 servers together and let them fight it out.
  9. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Finished watching Saga of Tanya the Evil (Youjo Senki) last night and what a fucki   
    The last school anime I enjoyed beside Hagani, was Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? (And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online?). Because it wallowed in MMO/Online gaming tropes (girl gamers, RMT, P2W, etc) which I found extremely enjoyable. It also had my mouse in anime form . Its a gaming anime, that's actually about the characters playing an MMO without being stuck inside of it. It's four people that play in a party often, and they end up finding out they all go to the same school, and actually know each other... being in different social echelons, they normally wouldn't hang out with each other, so they form an after school club to play on campus. Its pretty light-hearted, but has some great moments. 
  10. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Overall I like the collection for the new back piece this LWS3 ep, but I hope they   
    Thankfully the Hidden Garden one is just a orchard to the side, and none of the JP is required. I'm so tired of doing that damn thing. BTW when you start planting seeds, don't leave immediately. Fire Orchard nodes pop for you to mine after you plant them.
  11. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in That feeling soloing the boss with corpses cheering you on, because everyone else f   
    You can stagger the cooling rod shields off CD. With 4 people having a rod, If you do it right, you should make it to the end no problem. Actual only 2 are needed because the cd finishes by the time 1 shield completes. I had a pretty good group. The boss for thauma was their only screw up. We cleared uncatagorized with ease, and we cleared Choas bonfires on the first try after me and the party leader explained it to the other 3 that didn't know what to do... Oh and we melted subject 6 in seconds. What is funny about the thauma boss is you actually have a special action key now that stops 1 platform from dissappearing. It has a heafty CD, but you should be able to use it once per each time someone gets targeted. 
  12. DeathscytheX liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in Finished Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2 last night. Gotta say i   
    Finished Grimgar tonight and I really enjoyed the ride. Great characters, good story, awesome soundtrack, and so many damn feels (god damn Mary's backstory is freaking tragic). I'd really like to see a 2nd season of this as I know there's more to the story (so much more from what I've gathered but I won't ruin it for everyone), so please give me one. Solid 9/10 for me and I can't recommend it enough (I think I liked this better then Seasons 1, 3 and 4 of SAO and both seasons of Log Horizon (I might be stretching a bit there, Log Horizon is a damn good show in its own right)). I just noticed last night that Funimation is releasing this in May on DVD/BD so I think I'll have to pick up the BD when it releases (definitely plan on re-watching this one, nice relaxing show that really hits you in the feels when you don't expect it).
  13. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Finally ended up breaking down and paying for a Crunchyroll membership on Sunday (   
    ROTFLMAO I forgot about the 4Kids Smoker, he always looked so weird with his mouth gaped. It was a big difference. I watched up to a little past chopper and it was a lot different. Whats funny to me is that Colleen Clinkenbeard does Luffy for Funi. She actually sounds pretty much the same as Bella Hudson who did it for 4kids. Its funny because Clinkenbeard pretty much uses the same sexy Erza Scarlet voice for every role she does, so Luffy was out of left field. She said she can only do about 4 hours of recording a day in that voice though. They probably should have just went with a different voice altogether. Like how the DBZ Ocean dub and Funi dub have different Vegeta voices.
  14. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in GANTZ:O is on Netflix. I wasn't aware of its existence. Its pretty good, but you'd   
    It's very bloody and violent. It's about people that died that have to play a strange game of death to win their lives back. 
  15. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I used 56 Machetes on DS and still didn't get the charged horn and focus part. I c   
    Try looking at Lfg around 30 min into it. I caught a group at the blighting tree rooms before the mouth. Got a nice short DS. 
  16. DeathscytheX liked a reply to a status update by Sledgstone in I finally managed to flip something for a massive profit on GW2. Apparently I bough   
    Good flip! When you collect those profits, smile like this...

  17. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Trying to get better with Thief. The personal DPS is amazing, but damn you can't t   
    That's why I bring mine to TT now. Massive DPS with little work on the fingers. plus TT's tells are so slow and massive it's easy not to get hit and downed. 
  18. DeathscytheX liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in Looks like I get to play the For Honor beta this weekend, just got my code today. C   
    This is my initial impressions based on Dominion with A.I. controlled enemies and A.I. or Human controlled allies (yes you can fight against the A.I., a positive for this game):
    1. You can play as any hero no matter what faction you decide to support for the Faction Wars. This is awesome since it allows you to try every hero out and choose the ones you prefer while still earning points for your chosen faction (Samurai for me but who didn't see that one coming). There's a whole War Assets thing that goes along with the Faction War but they really don't go into much in the beta about it. This is just a nice thing I wanted to point out that has nothing to do with Dominion.
    2. Combat is hard, don't let any of the videos fool you otherwise. It's extremely hard to land attacks with heroes that use slower but harder hitting weaponry as the enemy has more then enough time to block or otherwise counter your attack (if they're on a hero that can counterattack). I favor the heavy attack on the Vanguard which is why I noticed this so fast and (at least with A.I. enemy) you can see what direction their attacking from giving you time to block if they're using a slower swinging enemy. However, combat is extremely fun and intuitive. Once you get used to how it works it flows extremely well from attack to attack, trading blows or going from a block into a brutal attack. Before I got off tonight I was on an eight player (A.I. controlled) killing spree going from one enemy hero to the next. While watching Matimi0 play the other night I noticed the assassin classes are extremely squishy but attack fast and often but do a lot less damage then their heavy attacker allies. They make up for this with the ability to counterattack but I'm not entirely sure how that works.
    3. Learning to use you're heroes abilities is a must as they can turn the tide of a loosing battle greatly into your favor. Take the Vanguard for instance (the female knight you see in a lot of game play footage). Her base abilities are actually pretty powerful when used the correct way like her ability to strengthen troop morale (which can really help when trying to take a point), her ability to heal herself (up to 4 times), or her ability to call in a catapult strike (which is hilarious when used against large groups of soldiers). I only use her as an example as she's the only hero I've actually played (I plan on unlocking Orochi (the Samurai's assassin class) tomorrow when I get on it again).
    4. While you might think the A.I. would be easy to fight against you'd be dead wrong which is why I'm glad this game has the option to fight bots. They play to the hero's strengths quite well (like ambushing you as an Assassin hero or defending allies with the shield heroes). Quite honestly I feel the A.I. might be a little to good as certain heroes in an A.I.'s hands feels wrong (those shield heroes are hard to kill while being controlled by an A.I.).
    5. The maps are small but rather intricate with areas where you can easily push opponents off the side of the map to kill them. I like this as it allows the fights to get more intimate with little to no running around except between capture points. Plus the amount of detail put into the maps is extraordinary.
    Honestly, as I said, these are just initial impressions. I plan on putting more time into it tomorrow between leveling my Consular in TOR and farming light for my Relic weapons in FFXIV (so close to it's final form I can taste it, plus my Guild Master wants to do some raid runs for extra light). I also plan on actually trying out Duel and Brawl (2 vs 2) as well as doing Dominion againt Human controlled heroes. I'm actually thinking of dropping the money to get this next month as it'd be a nice time waster until ME: Andromeda releases and it's a hell of a lot more fun then BF1 (and that hurts so damn much to say). I honestly didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I am but it's not as competitive as I thought it would be which is nice (I mean I can see this becoming an extremely competitive game, maybe e-sports level, but it's nice it has options for gamers like myself to play against A.I.).
  19. DeathscytheX liked a reply to a status update by Sledgstone in I'm more hyped than ever for Breath of the Wild after Amazon UK leaked the details   
    Those 4 hearts that are tied behind multiplayer will be a pain in the ass to get.
  20. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Started Kuromukuro on Netflix. So far its Encino Man meets Linebarrels of Iron with   
    I just finished this and It was probably my favorite Netflix Original. They slowly moved away from the comedy and kept it to a minimum as the story got serious. It worked well as keeping the type of comedy they used would have gotten bland with heavy usage.
    I assume Netflix Original means they merely did the dub work. Between Seven Deadly Sins, Ajin, and Kuromukuro, I'd say they did a great job so far. Although they use a lot of the same talent that Funi uses. The female lead also voices Sailor Venus/Lucy Heartfilia and the male lead also voiced Vash the Stampede. I also found some familiars in the supporting cast like Milly Ashford, Inspector Zenigata, and Lelouch Lamperouge. A lot of the supporting cast hasn't done much in Funi's circle so it's nice to hear different voices every once in a while. Not everyone is as talented as Christopher Sabat. 
  21. DeathscytheX liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in Grimgar Fantasy and Ash, the only anime I've ever watched that punched you in the f   
    Never even heard of it (another one that slipped by me), just got done reading a summary of it on Wikipedia. It actually sounds a lot like Log Horizon just in a different world and different circumstances (sounds like the main character is trapped in the world by himself with all the NPCs). I'll have to see if I can find fansubs for it as well, definitely sounds like a show I'd like.
    The memory thing is actually a major part of the story later on in Season 2 when the players actually start realizing they're loosing their memories every time they die. At first its nothing major (insignificant stuff like names of places they used to visit and what not) but as they continue to die more and more memories disappear and they start turning into mindless Thralls (which is covered in the season 2 during one of the story arcs) who can think of nothing more then dieing in combat to get back home.