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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description A+-certified Master PC builder and Lifetime PC Master Race card-carrying member. Currently, lurking and keeping my mouth shut.
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 12:26 Rigs
 
People throw good stuff out all the time! Before I moved, back about a year ago, an elderly gentleman that lived a couple doors down passed away. Apparently, whoever came to clean up his house, whether related to him or what, I dunno, but they tossed a lot of stuff to the curb. So, in the cold rain at like 2am, my daughter and I took a little walk down the street to see what they threw out and, man, am I glad I did! There was a very, very expensive business suit with jacket just sitting out getting wet that I grabbed, along with some nice shoes and my daughter grabbed a nice pair of Nike sneakers that were around her size. They tossed out some office furniture, so I grabbed the desk chair. It broke two weeks later, nearly skewered me up the rear but it was a nice chair. So I got a really nice suit out of a little walk. I still wear it to interviews. I mean, no one else was gonna take it, it would have gone to the landfill with the rest of the stuff, so why not? Hell, I probably remember and are more appreciative of the old guy than the people that threw all his stuff out!


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'Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package, how efficient of you...I only hope that in your stumbling around, you do not wake the dragon.' They didn't listen, of course. Arrogant men never do.
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News Comments > Origin Access Free Trial
53. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 11:34 Rigs
 
I'm gonna say something that probably isn't going to win me any friends but needs to be said for the sake of the argumen-...I mean discussion we're having. If you don't like EA (or Ubi or whoever) or don't buy their games then you have no dog in this fight. I'm not trying to sound like an asshole but seriously, if the whole reason you don't install Origin (or even uPlay or whatever) is because you don't play the games on that service, then you have nothing to say here. The only valid argument is if you DO play games from those publishers and have some reason, whether technical or moral, that you can't/won't install their clients. If you play their games and boycott the client, you have a reason. If you just hate EA because they 'suck' (I'm not saying they don't, please don't twist my words) and don't play their games because of said suckage, then you have no argument here.

Just wanted to get that out there. Carry on, boys...

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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Updated Ending Offers Hint?
12. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 03:50 Rigs
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 02:53:
the melee takedown in WD2 is the shittiest of all time.. its like a 10 second animation you cant interrupt, its fucking horrible.. ridiculous and not practical... having a bunch of different takedown maneuvers is most definitely a big part of playing a stealth mode, and FC has that

granted FC stealth is not the most primary thing in the game, but ultimately it works out better in practice overall than WD2 ... the last one had drone fly-bys too (ok it was an eagle, but you were a beastmaster so its cool like that)

if you liked this game, cool for you... i thought it was half baked.. and ive heard the same thing plenty of times elsewhere so im not alone in that

Uh, you think Far Cry has better stealth than Watch_Dogs? Really? Watch_Dogs gives you way more tools to manipulate the AI with. You have so many ways to distract the AI, hide from the AI and neutralize the AI. In FC, you just throw a rock, wait for an enemy to walk towards it and then stab him in the back. Or just snipe him with a silenced sniper rifle.

its exactly the same in WD2.. trip a device, ring a phone, use your yo-yo to beat them down.. or just snipe them with a silenced sniper rifle.. yeh you can trip a device or make it explode to neutralize a guy - THATS IT.. so much for "so many ways"...

Why do you have to be so damn condescending all the time? You had a perfectly good post until that last sentence. Just chill, mate...

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News Comments > Origin Access Free Trial
47. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 03:34 Rigs
 
Wow, this thread nose-dived into the shitter pretty quickly. (Somebody really needs to empty it, the shitter is full *belch*)

I don't see the big deal with having different clients on your machine. I have Steam, Origin, uPlay and Galaxy (GoG). It's kinda a pain to have some games on this one and others on another one but, hey, it beats having to store cd's or even disks! 'Member that? You've all forgotten what a pain in the absolute ass it was to play games in the DOS-era! I still remember. Imagine if you still had to configure your config.sys and autoexec.bat's and make boot disks just to get your game running! Yet you sit here and bitch about having the inconvenience of clicking on another icon to get to run another game (guilty!). I do the same thing and I should be ashamed. We've all gotten lazy. You don't want to hear it but it's true. And we've taught the newer gen that this is normal when it's not. Slick has an overt fascination with STEAM (for some reason) but he's not wrong, everyone hated Steam when it came out, I still remember that too. And I'm sure if we went back in some of our histories here on Blues, you'd find we've argued the same thing he is years ago. This industry has a habit of forgetting some things (that shouldn't, like pre-order hysteria, DRM and season passes) and remembering some others forever (like DukeForever and Daikatana, that we should let go).

So what's the answer, then? Should we all just shut up and live with it (ha! like that would happen here )? I'd say take it with stride. Go back and remember what a hassle it used to be just to get a game going and appreciate that you live in the future where you just click and play! If you want all your games on one service, that's your choice and I respect it. I just think it's a little bit silly. You're punishing yourself in the hopes that someone will understand the meaning behind it when really, no one cares, mate. Tell you what, if you don't know whether something is silly or not, just imagine going to someone in say, a mall, someone you don't know and trying to explain it to them. Out of the blue. If you think you'd have a hard time getting them to understand your stance, then maybe you should rethink it.


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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 14, 2017, 22:23 Rigs
 
Dev wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 21:55:
UPDATE 2.00pm: Seizing upon Disney's dismissal of Pewdiepie earlier today, YouTube has now taken its own steps to distance itself from its biggest star.

Pewdiepie's channel has been kicked out of Google Preferred, YouTube's major advertising program for selling popular “brand-safe content”, Variety reports. This follows a number of videos being delisted from the service for breaching its advertising rules.

The star's YouTube Red series Scare PewDiePie has also been cancelled. The show was renewed for a second season last June, although it's unclear whether any further work on the show had taken place.

They'll come crawling back...or not. Maybe it is the end of PewDiePie (oh, please God, don't toy with me!), in which case, I can't think of a better person to see fall down the laundry shoot...screaming the whole way...with a nice, thundering THUD at the end.

Now let's go update that Wikipedia page!

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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Arena Sales Ending
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 14, 2017, 21:30 Rigs
 
Tom wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 18:17:
CQC was a pathetic super low effort attempt at extracting more profit from this turd. What they're not telling you about their metrics is that most people who tried to play CQC gave up after leaving matchmaking going for 5, 10, 30 minutes and still not getting into a game.

Has there ever been a worse company when it comes to multiplayer support?

As much as I'm pained to say it, 343 Industries with the Master Chief Collection was one of the worst implementations of multiplayer matchmaking in online history, as far as I'm concerned. Especially from people that should have known better.

I consider E:D to be an MMO more than anything else. And, again, as much as I'm pained to agree with Cutter (ugh), if E:D had a substantial offline mode (it sorta does now but I know what he means) and mod support, it would have been leagues better. Mod support alone would have shot it out of the park. Considering the older releases of Elite had this, Frontier had to have known there was a huge mod community just waiting for a new Elite to come out. To wait for 'Elite 4' all these years (decades even), several false starts and all that time with no word then have it appear practically out of nowhere with the promise of an offline mode (and thus possible mod support), only to be kicked in the face at the last minute by Braben himself and then wonder why gamers don't have faith in triple-A developers anymore? It's right in front of you, mate, just look at history. Sigh


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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Paint Shop Pro Feb 14, 2017, 16:03 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 03:30:
jimnms wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 20:52:
That used to be a good photo editing software. I think I bought version 4 and upgraded through to version 9. Then Corel bough it and turned it to shit.

Yeah, used to use it 6-7 years ago. Good stuff it was.

I've been using PSPx6 (Corel's version...I also have JASC's PSP8 around on the hard drive as backup that I haven't used...well, since I got PSPx6, really) since it's release years ago and haven't looked back (or forward). It does everything I need it to. They're up to x9 now but I haven't seen any features or improvements that I really need that would require me to upgrade.

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News Comments > Sniper Elite 4 Released
7. Re: Sniper Elite 4 Released Feb 14, 2017, 13:02 Rigs
 
Damn, I better put Watch Dogs away for a while and get to finishing the last Sniper Elite (3)! Besides, I need to let these bald patches on my head grow back some hair before I venture further into WD!

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News Comments > GeForce Drivers; Halo Wars 2 Specs
6. Re: GeForce Drivers; Halo Wars 2 Specs Feb 14, 2017, 12:58 Rigs
 
Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 12:33:
It's also possible you sent in something he already knew about.

I'm not sure why it matters anyway.

Because some of us are fame whores and like to see out names up there in lights. C'mon, Verno, get with the program!

For the record, I've sent many things in via email and then seen it up there without my name attached and figured it was just sent to him by more than me and left it at that. You have to find the real niche, out of the way stuff. Something no one else has found and is, yet, still applicable to the site and something we'd (or El Presidente) would find interesting...

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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 12:24 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 11:30:
The only amazing thing is why there's no serious competition for Steam.

There is and there was a lot more (Stardock's (now Gamespot's) client, GOG's Galaxy client, even Storm Eagle Studio's 'Stormpowered' client (makers of the awesome naval combat game Jutland) but gamers bitched and complained about having to install 'another fucking client on my machine just to play games?! Origin? uPlay? Ain't nobody got time for that!' and well, now we're here.

Valve doesn't want to bother, that much is obvious. But there are people out there that obviously would do the job for them for very little, if anything. Whole groups would do it for just a name drop alone...if Valve would consider doing so. That's why a lot of Steam Curator's popped up (I'm not talking about the 'Bro Army' or whatever the hell they're called, I'm talking about legit groups that do what they say they're doing). Valve could easily have this done, in their name, or even through an outside source for very little on their part. Everyone wonders why they won't do it themselves when they've obviously said so many times. But what I wonder is why they won't get others to do it, officially, instead? It wouldn't cost them much and would avoid a lot of headaches...

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Intel confirms 8th-generation CPUs will stick to 14nm node Feb 13, 2017, 15:21 Rigs
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 14:04:
Cram wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 13:42:
Intel confirms 8th-generation CPUs will stick to 14nm node

that's a bit disappointing...

intel seems to be convinced that RyZen is no dangerous competition - so they stick to 14nm - for now! They are already planning a plant to produce 7nm cpus, though.

EDIT: They will produce 7nm cpus in Fab42 in Arizona. Mass production could start in 2020 or 2021.

So what happens when they run out of nanometers?

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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access
5. Re: On Sale Feb 13, 2017, 11:26 Rigs
 
MacLeod wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 11:14:
For $1000, you physically get:

Collector’s Ornate Box
Unique T-Shirt with Your Name
Inqusitor’s Chalice
Map of the Caligari Sector (Cloth)
Caligari Credit Coins (Metal)
Inqusitor’s Pendrive (16 GB)
Signed Hardcover Book
Exclusive Half-Day Studio Tour * (travel fees not included)


There is literally nothing in that pack worth more than a couple hundred even if you were into the game collector's piece thing. For the $1000, I'd say they'd have to include travel and lodgings for it to be worth that amount.

I agree, for that price, travel should certainly be included. I mean, it doesn't have to be the Ritz Carlton or even Embassy Suits, a Motel6 is fine with airplane tickets and a rental car, along with maybe a lunch voucher for a swank local burger joint. Hell, bring the burger joint into the whole thing and have them advertise it! $1000 and you get lunch with the devs, anything on the menu at the eatery and a studio tour! That sounds like a much better value. Personally, I think those that pay that much for EA or pre-order should have their names made public. Why? Because that's the first thing people want to know when they read this kind of thing! I mean, everything else in this world is public knowledge nowadays, why not this?! And maybe it would stop people from paying for such stupid shit sometimes! Yes, it's mostly digital access (with the included physical goodies) vs. spending $1000 on Warhammer figures but in the end, you're all just playing with yourselves! (for $1000)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: On Sale Feb 13, 2017, 00:44 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 20:58:
Al Jarreau, he was 76.

Noooo! God fucking dammit, man! That's not even fair, I was just listening to him like two hours ago! *bawls*

The day my fav-of-all-time, Pat Metheny, goes, I'm done. I don't think I can live in a world devoid of all the great Contemporary Jazz masters...

As I recompose myself here, I really wish I could at least experience some of that glorious cold air you guys are getting. Seriously, our A/C has been on continuously since Thursday. When the sun goes down, the temp does drop but it's been even a bit muggy lately so opening the windows means having a tough time sleeping. (I hate trying to sleep when it's muggy/sticky out...besides outright sweating your balls off, I can't think of a more annoying way of trying to sleep)

Anyway, I jumped in here to talk about my play-through of Watch Dogs (the original). It's been sitting on my hard drive for a while, obviously, (since a little after release) and I putzed around before but in an effort to find something different to play, I dove, head first, into the Watch Dog kiddie pool. (Probably would have been wise to drink the kool-aide beforehand while I was at it) To be honest, I don't understand all the hate the story gets, and Adrien Pearce in particular. It's not the best story I've ever heard but it's certainly not the worst thing I've ever played through. It's got some funnier moments. Especially his 'Straight From Sleeping Dogs rehearsals' Hong Kong friend/sidekick/comic relief?, Jordi Chin. Now think about that name for a second. That name clearly comes from a foreign writer that can't think of a good Chinese name that people will relate to. I can only wonder what the staff meeting was like when they chose that name.

But that's not why I'm writing. No, see, I really don't have many qualms with WD. Certainly not as many as reviewers did. The driving is functional, if a bit floaty. I can get used to it. The stealthy parts are a blast, sometimes literally! I love setting off explosions at just the right time when bad guys are walking past. Trying to create distractions and getting more than 2 or 3 in one shot is a nice challenge. My highest killed-at-one-time is 5. And because of that I have to say that the AI isn't exactly genius. Of course, I have it on 'Normal' because I mainly want to get the story bits, much like my playthru of The Witcher 3. I keep it on Easy so I can get the story most of all.

I think the main thing I have a problem with, and this is while I'm only at the middle of 'Act 2', is that some missions are just downright pull-your-fucking-hair-out frustrating and the difficulty curve is batshit bonkers! Some missions are pretty simple even though at first I thought they were going to be hell. *SPOILERS* The mission where you have to drive that one guy to see 'Lucky' at the end, with all the city in lockdown, I thought would take some time and a couple run throughs. Nope. I hid for a little bit, went down some side streets and BAM! Done. Then, I get to the *AGAIN, SPOILERS* 'kids on a train' take out all the guys trying to get at him' mission, and like the earlier one where you take out the guy in the convoy going to the jail/court?, it's fuckin' murder all of a sudden! Cars and guys with guns coming from all different directions. I couldn't get an armored van like in the earlier mission because I didn't have enough time and was getting constantly pummeled until I got so pissed I just stopped, got out of the car and shot everyone. Apparently, I think I was supposed to do that because it ended the mission in like 30 seconds as opposed to the 10 minutes on the earlier try.

But then! OMG! THEN! I get to the mission where I have to do something similar and stop this guy in a truck (*spoilers* after the 'Yacht warehouse mission). You get like 10 seconds to hop out of the warehouse, grab a vehicle and already the times counting down and if you manage to get to him, he does all this crazy shit and then, out of nowhere (supposedly he calls a contract in, like AS HE'S RUNNING FROM ME and everyone's there in two seconds?! They did it in an earlier mission but I just wrote it off as a fluke...nope!) all these cars and SUV's come after me and they're a lot tougher than the cars before. If I don't have a big truck, I get pinned somewhere and lose the truck I'm after. I tried this mission like, at least, 10 times and I got SO fucking mad I almost...ALMOST...threw my keyboard. Then I realized that I needed to take a break and I literally ragequit. And then I came here....lol! Funny how that works out!

So, after all that, would I recommend Watch Dogs? Aeh...well...I...uh...see...yeah, probably. It's not bad per se. It's just maddening in parts. If the difficulty curve was a little less...8 on the Richter Scale...it'd be a better game for it. The way I saw it was this. It very much feels like a re-master of Grand Theft Auto 3. If you told me I was playing a remaster of that, I'd believe it and if you substituted all the music and sound, it'd be really close. So, in that context, it gets a much better score. I'd give it a...7 Surges out of 'I really need to cut down on drinking this shit'.


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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
26. Re: On Sale Feb 11, 2017, 12:48 Rigs
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 11:09:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 04:01:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 00:58:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 00:44:
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 23:03:
Yeah but GabeN is just indifferent whereas Nodick is outright evil.

It sounds like your assessment comes from personal experience and less from how they manage their products in the market. As far as I'm concerned as long as companies I've invested in as a shareholder are making profits legally and have some corporate governance and (or) responsibility then they're fine by me. Still, I think laying off staff after having a record quarter is uncool.

it sounds like your assessment comes from wanting everyone to know you are a shareholder and (or) a big deal. still, i think the post where you already mentioned that fact was more than enough

Did I ruffle your feathers? Confused

no im just jealous over how rich and powerful and mighty you are

Hey, Kxmode, I have a couple of Nerf guns, some pool noodles, all of Idubbbz videos downloaded to a USB flash drive and the DVD boxset of the FRED movies. I say we string him up and go Breaking Bad on his ass...

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News Comments > Afghanistan '11 Next Month
6. Re: On Sale Feb 10, 2017, 13:53 Rigs
 
Task wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 08:07:
Rigs wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 02:23:
Cutter wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 23:17:
Ahh, another war of hegemony and occupation by 'Murica.

For fucks sake... Movingalong

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Is he wrong? Actually it would be some contingents of NATO countries as well. The only difference really would be that Vietnam won their independence and victory, the Afghani groups are still fighting for theirs.

No, but it doesn't mean we need to be reminded of it every time something like this comes up. It's like if someone made a Britain-In-India/Old World Empire joke every time something about India/WW1 came around. It gets old. It is old. Time for a new meme. Maybe that the U.S. is being run by the Lorax or something, I dunno. There's plenty out there. This 'Murica shit is so...2000's.

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News Comments > Afghanistan '11 Next Month
3. Re: On Sale Feb 10, 2017, 02:23 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 23:17:
Ahh, another war of hegemony and occupation by 'Murica.

For fucks sake... Movingalong

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News Comments > Conan Exiles Banishes Servers
31. Re: On Sale Feb 10, 2017, 01:40 Rigs
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 19:05:
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This comment was deleted on Feb 8, 2017, 15:32.

Wow, my second 'Removed' ever...I should print it out and frame it. Sorry, Blue, I kinda figured what I said would get me flagged but it was worth it.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: On Sale Feb 9, 2017, 16:05 Rigs
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 15:48:
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 12:12:
That is effing INSANE!!

It IS a tumah!

I accept your challenge and raise you...a cookie!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: OOTB Feb 9, 2017, 11:39 Rigs
 
Currently, it's...72°, clear skies. I hate it. I know I'm in a very small minority but I'd love to be in that snow right now! Living in FL messes with your mind. You start thinking that this kind of weather is normal. It's not. It's 72° now, but we're also under a Frost Warning for tomorrow morning, with a low of 36°. But our highs for the next four days will be at or near 80°. In February. We're not in Denver, when one day could be 80° and the next have a half-a-foot of snow on the ground. This winter, for us, has been dry and warm and this summer, if winter is anything to go by, is going to be absolutely brutal. So if any of you like this kind of thing, then by all means, come on down! But me? The first chance I get to go north, I'm taking it and never coming back...

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News Comments > E3 Opens to Public
17. Re: E3 Opens to Public Feb 9, 2017, 11:29 Rigs
 
NetHead wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 07:38:
[SC]TherMight wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 00:50:
This is an indication of the conference's death throes.
They tried to cut down even the industry associates because of the nuclear escalation of "Hey we have the best stripper booth babes"
They tried to close it to a smaller audience to get back to their roots
Now this?

Besides there is nothing ever fresh and new to discover or preview at this conference anymore. Gone are the days when you could sit down to play a little game called Katamari Damacy that nobody heard of until it blew up a month later worldwide.

Matches much of what I've suspected about it.

I don't think they could get back to their roots or anything like that as things have changed. The internet is far more effective at reaching the audience, without any of those costs or hassle.

The companies which can afford it, sometimes going around the world to get there, won't be making some unheard of supposedly risky game. I doubt the conference will make the kind of money it expects with anything but big publishers and maybe certain studios and in those cases you can find out more about the game online.

Making an extra $270,000+ for welcoming the public back, I'm pretty sure it's more about the number than the act and hassle it involves.

Hmmm, I remember hearing the same conversation when they had E3 in Atlanta that one year. 'It's all over!' Yeah, not quite. Man, what a clusterfuck that was! They need to try it again, though, this time with some proper oversight and use their fucking brains. I would love to go to an E3. It's been on my 'Bucket List' since '96. Of course, the one year they go to the East Coast was the one year I was drowning in...well, let's just say I was 18 and having too much fun to bother...

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'Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package, how efficient of you...I only hope that in your stumbling around, you do not wake the dragon.' They didn't listen, of course. Arrogant men never do.
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