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Real Name Brian Merzak   
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Signed On Sep 23, 2013, 19:45
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
182. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 18, 2014, 08:11 Rossini
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 04:12:
Didnt manage to get much play yesterday (maybe half an hour tops) just managed to limp back to a station to refuel. Figured out the D-scanner thing. (thanks Spectralmeat)

Will be adding some of you guys later today, my quest for today will be earning enough moolah to get a third laser installed and maybe get something slightly more powerful then the stupid pulse lasers. I cant fight yet, it takes too long, so boring courier missions it is! Also need to figure out a way to get out of this backwater system I spawned in.

So where should I be heading? Where are the greener pastures in our galaxy for a would be pirate/bounty hunter?

I grabbed a gimballed multi-cannon as the second weapon on my original Sidewinder and tied it to the secondary fire button. Once I've taken down the targets shields with laser fire, multi-cannons make fairly quick work of hulls. I've got a Cobra now outfitted with 2 pulse lasers and 2 multi-cannons.

The Nav Beacons in populated systems seem to be a pretty good place to hang out for targets.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
99. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 20:03 Rossini
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 10:02:
Got a new Thrustmaster HOTAS X due to arrive today, just in time. Anxious to give this a go.
I grabbed one of these a couple of weeks ago for under $50. Great value and works really well in this game. I wish it had a few more buttons but I'd probably say the same thing even if it had a dozen more.

I found mapping one of the buttons on the back of the throttle to be the 'Hold-for-UI' button was a big help. That in conjunction with the hat button on the stick gets you to the UI screens real easy. I also mapped the left and right thruster (aka rudder) controls to the next-tab and previous-tab functions when in UI mode. When I'm finished with whatever I'm doing on the UI screens, I just tap the 'Hold-for-UI' button and I'm back in flight mode. So except for deploying landing gear or the cargo scoop, I don't have to take my hands off the controls when flying.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
98. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 19:45 Rossini
 
Vall Forran wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 18:09:
Dacron wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 18:01:
On different topic, did anyone else notice the new frameshift charge icon? It's right underneath the "cargo scoop" part of the gui.

The blue countdown circle thing? Rather than desperately pounding the frameshift drive button when some pirate yanks you out of supercruise it's nice to be able to see when it'll be ready again. Especially when you're in a toothless hauler filled to the brim with cargo.

Has anyone seen if there is an indicator for when 'boost' comes off cooldown?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2014, 10:03 Rossini
 
Nothing says "The ice age is coming..." quite like an army of snow goons.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 7, 2014, 18:30 Rossini
 
Genesys wrote on Dec 7, 2014, 12:36:
Welcome back, Skyrim!
3+ years after it's release. My question is, who are all these people who haven't bought it until now?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 10, 2014, 16:02 Rossini
 
Perhaps the FCC delay is due to President Obama's Net neutrality statement put out today. It seems to me like the President is calling for the internet to be treated as a utility. If so, I could understand why the FCC would need more time for a rethink.

One thing I'm confused about is...does the FCC have the power to declare internet service providers as utility companies? or is that something that needs to be done via a bill passed through Congress?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2014, 15:21 Rossini
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 12:58:
Um because it's un-fucking-Constitutional?
It's post 9/11. Tip your hat to the new constitution.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 2, 2014, 14:42 Rossini
 
Maybe I played way too much Civ 5. But is anyone else finding Civ: Beyond Earth boring?  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 1, 2014, 20:13 Rossini
 
I know what the L, G, B and T stand for, but Q?  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
2. Re: Morning Patches Oct 1, 2014, 10:27 Rossini
 
Elite Dangerous Beta 2.0 came with a total wipe. For previous beta players, you now start at Azeban Outpost as opposed to Azeban City. I took me a while to figure out that commodities markets don't exist in Outposts. Also, flying just about anywhere is a lot more dangerous than it used to be.

They'll be coming out with 2.01 today as there are more than a few issues like a disappearing Galaxy map.

edit: Clarified which game I was writing about.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2014, 18:39 Rossini
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 16:39:
El Pit wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 15:05:
This is very sad news: Malcolm Young is leaving AC/DC, his nephew will take over for him. He is too sick to go on tour with the band next year.

DAMMIT! Thanks, Malcolm, for your great contribution to one of the greatest rock bands EVER! Best wishes for the hard times ahead, mate.

No, what's sad is when the band just won't pack it in. It becomes more of an IP than an actual band. It was one thing to keep going after Bon because they were still really just hitting their stride but it's been 35 years now. It's been a great run, let it go fellas. The more geriatric rockers I see, the sadder it is.

I find many aging rock acts to be sad as well. But check out some of the more recent live AC/DC videos on YouTube and then name me some recent bands that rock harder.

Malcolm's writing and rhythm guitar are a huge part of the AC/DC sound. Hopefully he's still up for penning more tunes. As for live shows, Stevie has filled in for him in the past and will be fine.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2014, 10:09 Rossini
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 09:45:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 09:24:
The fact that we haven't gotten rid of the penny here in the US is simply insanely stupid. Probably should get rid of the nickel and paper $1 bills while we are at it. But it won't happen, it makes too much sense.

Why stop with the penny. At the risk of sounding very radical, why not get rid of money alltogether? Hard to believe that someone had the balls to come up with that concept and build a TV show around it, BACK IN THE 60s!!!?? Yeah kind of hard to accept that our parents and grandparents were more progressive and visionary than we are.

What show are you referring to?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 15, 2014, 13:17 Rossini
 
Obligatory Apple Pay post: http://imgur.com/tBtetD5

Laugh No kidding.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2014, 11:36 Rossini
 
And Justice Sotomayor is worried that we're becoming an Orwellian world. Rolleyes  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Sep 11, 2014, 22:30 Rossini
 
At 5 bucks for the base game and 10 for the game plus DLC, is Kingdoms of Amalur worth it? and who actually gets paid since 38 Studio's has been dead for a while?  
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, Preorder Bonus
14. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, Preorder Bonus Sep 2, 2014, 14:16 Rossini
 
Darks wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:13:
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:05:
Darks wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:58:
Gadzooks wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:21:
Borderlands is one of the few games out these days where the DLC they release is actually NEW additional content in full, not an extra couple of multiplayer levels they stripped out to sell as Zero Day DLC like many other games.

When the DLC is actually like buying an expansion to the game, then its not really part of the whole "DLC scam"

I have no issues buying the games DLC because of this, as I have enjoyed the hell out of both BL1 and BL2. The season pass is an extra 30 bucks up front, but in the long run, it saves me 10 bucks. Unless of course I want to wait a year, and buy it on sale. That could be said about any game. Its borderlands, I know it will be fun, so I dont really care to wait a year to enjoy it.

Sorry, but I would have to disagree with you on some of this. Yes, some of what they did release was new and good. but that was mainly after the Season pass ran out. Or do you not recall the Game hunter DLC Sir Hamerlock they released that was a total POS?

The best DLC they released for the Season was the DnD Tiny Tinas. now that was great. So was the newer Island DLC. but that was not part of the Season pack. So its hit and miss with these guys on what they release that is a viable DLC release.

I love the series, but I'm waiting this time around to see what they do release.

The pirate themed DLC was also kind of a POS. So much riding around through empty, dead space.
Still better than Sir Hammerlock. That's where I quit the game - I just couldn't take Sir Hammerlock's DLC. It was awful. I never even downloaded the Tiny Tina one. Hammerlock was that bad.

Beamer, you should try the Tiny Tina DLC. it was actually a lot of fun. The introduction of Fireballs, Magic Missiles and Lightning grenades was pretty awesome.

Plus, Tina was a riot in the game.

BTW, Torques DLC was pretty fun too.

I totally agree about the Tiny Tina DLC. For me, it was worth the Season Pass all by itself. In addition to the new mobs and toys, it has a great storyline.

For the Pre-Sequel, I'll be in the under 10 bucks crowd unless I hear it's awesome from real players. My butt's still sore from Duke Nukem.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2014, 15:45 Rossini
 
jdreyer wrote on May 30, 2014, 13:44:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 30, 2014, 09:35:
Wow. Should have been a fire sale for the Clippers, instead Ballmer pays a premium. This is for the team only, well -- and a small practice facility. A few years from now, if not sooner, people will be talking about the ridiculous price he paid for the team and how much Ballner's lost on the deal.

This was my thought. $2B just seems insane. This has consistently been one of the worst teams in the league. What was the estimated value of the team?

EDIT: Read Rossini's comment. Some good points, but this isn't the Dodgers. Maybe it's just "too much" instead of "insanely too much?"

The general consensus is the Clippers have been so bad because the Sterling's used NBA revenue sharing as a personal piggy bank for decades. But the current T.V. deal is up in year or two. The Laker deal was at least $3 billon for 20 years and Dodgers $8+ billion for 25 years. Recent luck with Paul and Griffin, the unusually competent hiring of Rivers plus non-cheap ownership should make them attractive in a bidding war between TWC, DirecTV, Verison, etc. All of whom are desperate for content.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2014, 12:52 Rossini
 
The Clipper price actually makes sense given...
- The Dodgers just sold for a couple of billion.
- There were a couple of other 1.5+ billion dollar offers on the table.
- The ridiculously lucrative cable T.V. deals the Dodgers and Lakers recently concluded.
- The team is 'hot' with players Chris Paul (thanks to David Stern) and Blake Griffin coming into their primes vs. aging and injury prone Kobe and Steve Nash.

With a good T.V. deal, Ballmer has a good shot recouping his investment.
 
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News Comments > Tales from the Borderlands Gives Shooter Loot
10. Re: Tales from the Borderlands Gives Shooter Loot May 6, 2014, 01:50 Rossini
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 5, 2014, 21:34:
The Half Elf wrote on May 5, 2014, 21:00:
I don't care what it gives, I have no desire to go back to Pandora anytime in the next 3 years.

Well, they have to severely improve the writing and I will come back At this point, 99% of the stuff in Borderlands annoys the holy socks out of me.

I found story in the Tiny Tina DLC was actually pretty good and the main game story was decent for a shooter. But I too have no desire to revisit Pandora for a few years.


 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Road Ahead
10. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Road Ahead May 1, 2014, 11:21 Rossini
 
One thing I didn't see in Blue's post but in Frior's message is...

"...In recognition of this experience and to show our gratitude to everyone who supported the launch, we are giving an additional five days of included game time to every ESO player who set up an active account prior to 8pm EDT Thursday May 1st and who are currently enjoying their 30 days of included game time."

If I read that right, it sounds like if you sign up before 8pm EDT today, you'll get an extra 5 'free' days.

I don't know if I'd recommend buying it now for those extra free days. I like the game, but I'm also on the fence about canceling my sub until a lot of things get fixed and polished.
 
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