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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2016, 18:14 Fion
 
Once again we get a Star Wars film with only X-Wings in the republic/rebel fleet. Where are my A-Wings & Y-Wings man!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 13, 2016, 18:08 Fion
 
Sweet, I haven't purchased yet because I have a lot of RPGs I'm playing atm after finally playing through Shadowrun Hong Kong after buying it over the summer sale and the - amazing - Divinity: Original Sin (enhanced ed) after I put off purchasing it for way to long. That and Skyrim SE is out too and I've found myself quite enjoying a romp through the game and discovering new things even with my 600+ hours played on the original over the years.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 12, 2016, 13:35 Fion
 
TTP has its ups and its downs. Does it contain protections for american workers? Yes. Does it also let corporations run their own international court system that supersedes governmental authority or law? Yes.

I didn't vote for the guy but I have the strangest feeling his presidency might be more pro-working class than the last 6 presidents combined. Granted I'm not keen on all the bush-era neocons he seems to be surrounding himself with. Secretary of State John Bolton or Newt Gingrich? Treasury Secretary Mnuchin (a vet of Goldman Sacks)? Yeeesh!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Flue risk Nov 11, 2016, 14:08 Fion
 
When I was a kid in the early 70's I had a flu so bad it nearly killed me. It lasted weeks, left me severely dehydrated from constant vomiting, I remember having the shakes, an extremely high fever, even blurry vision.

IDK if this was one of those type 1 flu viri but I can count the number of times I've gotten influenza since then and into my 40's on one hand.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Classic Diablo Mode & Necromancer Announced
26. Re: Diablo III Classic Diablo Mode & Necromancer Announced Nov 5, 2016, 13:44 Fion
 
The 'diablo in diablo 3' isn't like the actual game. It's a dungeon with four of Diablo's bosses.  
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
10. Re: Tyranny Trailer Nov 5, 2016, 13:16 Fion
 
This is for me the fall of cRPGs. I for some reason finally decided to pick up both Shadowrun Hong Kong which is excellent and finally buy Divinity: Original Sin, an amazing title. Now this game in a week? I'm not even done with the other two but I'm very much anticipating this one!  
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News Comments > EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic Discs Next Year
1. Re: EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic Discs Next Year Nov 2, 2016, 12:53 Fion
 
I get it, the flood of indie titles on steam makes it hard to stand out. But what a god aweful name for your game there.  
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Gold; Specs
11. Re: Dishonored 2 Gold; Specs Nov 1, 2016, 14:18 Fion
 
I loved the original, finished it twice, each time using dramatically different styles & abilities. Both were fun but the stealth play was probably my favorite.

As much as I loved Dishonored I'm not going to pre-order 2. I only pre-order sure bets these days, but I'll pick it up in the first few days after a couple reviews from trusted sources pop up.

Between this and Tyranny, it's going to be a fun November.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Minimum Requirements
1. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Minimum Requirements Oct 30, 2016, 14:15 Fion
 
Didn't this game come out like.. 3 years ago? Who the hell is gonna buy a $60 remastered edition? Oh yea.. the entire console market.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 29, 2016, 14:36 Fion
 
We're always hearing about how consoles are killing off PCs, but the console market is being outsold by the PC market in the last few years. It's sold more games, & sold more hardware by a few $billion. Hell they are even outselling mobile now. Granted that's probably because mobile gaming is a shit-show these days.  
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 29, 2016, 14:19 Fion
 
I haven't used deodorant in years.. let alone soap (save occasional hand soap - never the antibacterial stuff) or shampoo. Instead I've worked to restore my bodies natural microbiology. I find I don't sweat as often (accept working out of course), my hair is thick and doesn't tangle much (though it isn't as shiny), I have no BO, and my skin is very healthy. I do of course still shower, but I just use good hot water & a good old wash cloth.

I'm of the belief that these artificial, antibacterial, chemically based soaps, shampoos & deodorants have hurt our bodies ability to stay clean, not helped it. People hear that 100 years ago people bathed rather irregularly and think 'they must have stunk to hell and back'. I think it was probably rather the opposite.

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News Comments > Windows 10 Adds Offline Gaming
5. Re: Windows 10 Adds Offline Gaming Oct 29, 2016, 14:14 Fion
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2016, 14:13Yet another reason not to use Spywin 10.
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Ditto
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 28, 2016, 14:11 Fion
 
If you have so many issues with a PC, I'm going to suggest you just either suck with them or you have shit luck. I've been using PCs and programming on PCs, back-end developing on PCs for decades now and I can count the number of major hardware or software issues on one hand.

That said I don't use Win10 lol.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Changes Planned
2. Re: Overwatch Competitive Changes Planned Oct 25, 2016, 13:34 Fion
 
Yea nice typo.

"In turn, fewer players should start the season having their Skill Rating drastically drop despite having close to even wins and losses. "

I'm super happy to read this, as I wasn't sure Blizz even noticed but the community has been pretty hot about it. I started at 2700 SR, which was indeed higher than I expected. My Win/Loss rate was fairly high early in the season which dropped me to mid-low gold on average and than later I managed to crawl back up again but like many, I began to notice that I was losing more SR in losses than I was gaining in wins, even on underdog teams.

I'd lose 3-4 games one day and drop 200 SR, then win the same the next and gain 50. To make matters worse, probably 7% of the time my team would have a leaver, which meant a full SR loss no matter what. Talk about frustrating.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
28. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 24, 2016, 14:45 Fion
 
What day is this? Is it 2:42 in the afternoon or morning? One.. more.. turn.

I'm thoroughly enjoying Civ 6. It has every feature of Civ 5 + all its expansions which is really nice to see out the gate, and has taken some chances with new gameplay features that add a lot of strategy to the game. It needs a patch or two to sort out some bugs and idiosyncrasies with a few of the new features, but it's already a better game. The AI could still use some work for sure but it's head and shoulders better than Civ 5's AI.

I knew it was gonna be a good Civ game when I learned its developers were the same guys who did the Civ 5 expansions, which dramatically improved that broken initial release.. even if the added complexity of the expansions was there mostly to cover up how broke the core of the game was lol.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Trailer
4. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Oct 24, 2016, 14:25 Fion
 
I finished Watch Dogs, it's not a terrible game. But it didn't live up the hype in any way. The story was bland, the voice acting was bad, the gameplay had 'ubisoft generic open world' written all over it. It did have its moments, most of the hacking was the same as AC games climbing, i.e. just a button press, but the gunplay was pretty fun and the deeper hacking minigame was a cool 3-dimensional puzzle that could get quite complicated late-game.

I'd say if you have any interest in the original, buy it at $2 on a steam sale or get it in the bargain bin at walmart if there is nothing else available that is remotely interesting.

Thankfully the sequel appears more light hearted, but not a chance in hell I'm going to pre-order. I'll wait for reviews.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 8 Begins
3. Re: Diablo III Season 8 Begins Oct 22, 2016, 13:31 Fion
 
No doubt. Too bad too cause the game was doing really well in the first year or so after the expansion hit. Extremely promising and fun. They've added about 1/15th that expansions content in the years since sadly. :/  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization VI Released
14. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization VI Released Oct 21, 2016, 13:48 Fion
 
Yea isn't DoS awesome? I had put off purchasing it for the longest time in hopes of a deep cut in the price but ended up buying it at $20 a few months back (during the summer gaming drought) and holy crap I should have spent $60 on this game.. the devs deserve it. I've since put 109 hours into it (sans the ~20 from my first game which I restarted after totally fubar'ing the character builds lol).

Played an hour or two of Civ 6 last night. I think it's a marked improvement. I agree I think the city states are handled far better than in Civ 5, and is it just me or do they never expand their borders (or perhaps just much.. much slower). Just about every single aspect of the game seems to be improved, sans one: the UI is a bit overly complex IMHO. It's really hard to find things that should be a click away but require opening 2 sub-menus to reach - like demographic information. The game does appear to be 'more' complex than its predecessor so I expected a more complicated UI but man it seems unnecessarily so.

My first game I decided to start as Saladin (Arabia) and go a science or potentially faith victory. I stopped at turn 50 and so far I've had a lot of fun with it. Even the boring early turns are somewhat exciting lol.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2016, 13:32 Fion
 
First five Eps of Luke Cage are very good. Last half of the season kicks into overdrive.

As to Overwatch... yea I've basically decided to avoid Competitive unless I can duo-queue or better. To often in solo-queue your victory comes down to gelling with the rest of the team and hoping you don't get some dumbass who switches to dps from their support 3/4 way through a match, or decides today's the day to try Reinhardt for the first time.. in competitive. I'm down to ~1500 from a starting point of ~2600 largely because of this.

There are just too many variables that can bring you down and when you find a solid team that has some synergy and uses voice to their advantage you cant stick with them because unlike pickup games you can't stick with a good group through multiple games, which IMHO is a mistake. Though I have made friends from good groups that friended each other and then teamed for a while, they aren't always available when I'm playing.

On the upside the halloween brawl is fun and challenging and has helped me to learn characters I rarely play otherwise so hey.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2016, 13:36 Fion
 
OMG that sandwitch!

You honestly didn't think - just looking at that sandwich - you were gonna pay for it later? Come on blue, we are men in our 40's by this point. You should have known better. :p
 
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