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Nickname Will W
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Signed On Nov 16, 2006, 17:56
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News Comments > Chronos Trailer
2. Re: Chronos Trailer Mar 24, 2016, 06:19 Will W
 
But beware, the labyrinth takes a heavy toll each time your hero dies, they lose a year of their life!

Compared to death, I don't think losing 1 year of life is a heavy penalty. Almost sounds like a life counter.
 
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News Comments > Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free
13. Re: Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free Feb 5, 2016, 09:33 Will W
 
Darks wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 09:55:
Funny, their steam forums are dead. they only have pined topics, no other topics can be created. its like they are trying to start over and removed all older post.

Probably because it was all negative.

They actually turned off the General Discussion forum entirely, so the landing page is "announcements". Everyone is being directed to "Off-Topic" even if their comments are on topic to the game and would be in a "general discussion" forum anywhere else. The mods tried to make a reason for it in some of the threads in off topic, but it was a really flimsy excuse.

I was excited when I thought this could be another Populous or Black and White style of game. All of the messing about they're doing with PR damage control has firmly put this in the "never buy" bucket for me though.
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
34. No subject Dec 4, 2015, 19:13 Will W
 
It's that time of year again....

I just ordered 3600 AA batteries and 30 cisco sfp's. The batteries say they were an amazon product but the sfp's were from some guy in TN.

I'm not sure if the batteries will show... They were in my cart already and I didn't think to remove them before I closed out the browser, reopened, and clicked through the banner. I added the sfp's after I reopened (and increased the battery order from 30 to 36 sets).

Do you get credit on non amazon sold items? And do you get credit for stuff that's already in my cart before I hit the referral link?
 
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General Discussion > Video Advertisements
3. Re: Video Advertisements Nov 11, 2015, 13:28 Will W
 
I'm not sure, I don't have speakers at work (or at least can't turn them on). I tried clicking on the icon for audio and it did get an "x" through it, so I would guess with confidence that they are not auto playing audio.  
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General Discussion > Video Advertisements
1. Video Advertisements Nov 10, 2015, 11:31 Will W
 
I started getting some autoplay video adverts. I can selectively block video.sekindo.com but figured I'd let you know:
curl 'https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/video/food_myths_eating_late_mini.mp4' -H 'Referer: http://www.bluesnews.com/' -H 'User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/46.0.2490.80 Safari/537.36' -H 'X-Requested-With: ShockwaveFlash/19.0.0.226' --compressed

curl "https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/video/seasonal_depression_mini.mp4" -H "Referer: http://www.bluesnews.com/" -H "User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/46.0.2490.80 Safari/537.36" -H "X-Requested-With: ShockwaveFlash/19.0.0.226" --compressed


Seems like there are a few different ones from there.
 
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News Comments > Space Engineers Sales Soar
2. Re: Space Engineers Sales Soar Oct 29, 2015, 11:32 Will W
 
Maybe they can take some of those profits and finish up the Miner Wars MMO.  
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Weekend
9. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Weekend Sep 11, 2015, 11:31 Will W
 
You can pick it up on green man gaming using this code:

SAVE23-WITHGM-GSEP15

for 23% off. Brings the $59.99 US price down to $46.20 I don't know if this will work for Canadian purchases, but figured I'd mention it.

As it is, $60 is a bit steep for me, which looking at the exchange rate is $79.99 Canadian, so I feel the same way you do.
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
37. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 9, 2015, 12:05 Will W
 
dsmart wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 11:26:

Thanks. The usual clowns (see: nin) who only attack me, instead of having a discussion, are still here though.

I have no opinion of you personally, nor nin, but calling someone a clown isn't exactly the best way to NOT pick a fight IMO.
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
15. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 9, 2015, 11:06 Will W
 
wtf_man wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 10:11:
If squadron 42 is decent for my piddly $25 early investment and never bought any extra ships... the rest can crash and burn for all I care.

I'm in the same spot as you, It would be nice if the game turned out to be all they promise, but I just put my $25 gamble in for squadron 42...although I'd love to see the rest succeed, I only really care about the campaign. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the game crashes and burns, or comes out half finished and buggy, with all of the scope creep they've not only allowed to happen...but encouraged.
 
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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Sells 1M; Adds Mod Support
33. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Sells 1M; Adds Mod Support Jul 8, 2015, 12:53 Will W
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 08:08:
Yeah well, these kinds of games are precisely interesting and exciting because of the high risk and penalty of death. My biggest gripes with most MMOs are the no-penalty deaths. I just dont find them fun or interesting. Several hours to tame a large Dino. What does that look like? You stare at a progress bar or what? Is there gameplay involved, because arbitrary time sinks suck balls...

Yeah, taming is a little bit of staring at a progress bar. First you knock out the dinosaur (Tranquilizer Arrow/Bow, Slingshot, or good old punching it in the head). Then, while it's on the ground, you have to keep it unconscious using berries or narcotics (which are made from the berries, and more efficient). You have to give it food in it's inventory, because as it lies there it will eat. As it eats, the "taming" bar goes up, and the bar showing how tranquilized it is goes down. So in that way, it is watching and managing those bars.

However, you don't have to stand there, you can go do other things while it tames....of course, there is the danger that another dinosaur (or player) will come upon your dino-in-training and kill it, or wake it up. So you do have to defend it a bit. I generally use that time to gather resources in the area so I can keep an eye on it and build up my house. The higher level the dino, the longer it takes to tame.

 
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News Comments > Medieval Engineers Announced
1. Re: Medieval Engineers Announced Jan 13, 2015, 12:13 Will W
 
I wonder how the Miner Wars MMO that many folks pre-orederd is coming.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
90. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 17:52 Will W
 
Wildone wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 16:47:
Yep you will just sent an auth code no problem

DangerDog wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 16:41:
Will W wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 16:24:
I didn't want to spend the $60....but I did it anyhow. I see that I have to install it online. Anyone know if I can move the installation over to a USB drive to take home? I'd much rather download it at work and carry it home then wait for my slow-as-molasses cable at home to download it.

I think it'll work, you'll need to authorize your computer at home but the files should move over just fine.

Sure enough, I just had to grab the folders from \Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Frontier_Developments\Products run the installer, and it recognized them. Now to dust off the joystick.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
77. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 16:24 Will W
 
I didn't want to spend the $60....but I did it anyhow. I see that I have to install it online. Anyone know if I can move the installation over to a USB drive to take home? I'd much rather download it at work and carry it home then wait for my slow-as-molasses cable at home to download it.  
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
32. No subject Dec 11, 2014, 18:00 Will W
 
winnetou wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 15:30:
The amazon associates central states:
In most cases, you earn advertising fees for visitors that come to an Amazon site and place any qualifying items in a customer's Shopping Cart within 24 hours of their arrival at most Amazon sites.com or 30-days for MyHabit.com. However, this 24-hour window for most Amazon sites and 30-day window for MyHabit.com will end before it expires once the customer submits his order or reenters Amazon.com through a Link that is not your Special Link. Once the window is closed, you will not earn advertising fees on any subsequent purchases.

Seems to be restricted to the session that was opened via your banner link.
I'll give the .de version a try soonish. Or maybe someone already figured out whether that works?

That's interesting....let me know if a bar code scanner shows up. I didn't click through the banner when I bought that since I thought the cookie would still be valid.
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
30. No subject Dec 11, 2014, 09:50 Will W
 
I ended up putting in the order myself (using the referral link) since Amazon wasn't reflecting the quantity available properly and it was messing her up. It was a few UPS's and a management card (that was the item they only had 1 of but weren't properly reflecting the stock on the page). 2 of the UPS's won't ship till January, but the three bigger ones should be shipping soon.

Do you get credit if I buy something that isn't "Shipped and sold by Amazon"?
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
28. No subject Dec 10, 2014, 10:51 Will W
 
Is there any way to directly link to products with the referral URL included? I need to get some UPS's, but don't want to keep telling our secretary to click the referral URL and search for the products....sometimes Amazon doesn't match the products correctly so I prefer to send her direct links.

I guess the other way would be to have her click the referral URL and then click the direct links? Would that work to give you the credit for the items?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2014, 13:51 Will W
 
Not sure if anyone is interested, but South Park: Stick of Truth is on sale on steam for 66% off ($13.49 US). I've been waiting to buy it for a LONG time.

Next I just have to get Wasteland 2 under 15$ and I'll be happy. :-P
 
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General Discussion > Got a popup today
1. Got a popup today Sep 29, 2014, 13:02 Will W
 
Hopefully I'm copying it correctly for you:

<iframe id="ComScorePingFile" name="ComScorePingFile" src="http://leadback.advertising.com/cs.ashx?site=783621" width="0" height="0" style="width: 0px; height: 0px; display: none;"></iframe>

And the script portion was:

<script async="" src="http://uac.advertising.com/cs/beacon.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var _comscore = _comscore || [];
_comscore.push({ c1: "8", c2: "2115", c3: "0" });

(function() {
var s = document.createElement("script"), el = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.async = true;
s.src = (document.location.protocol == "https:" ? "https://secure.uac" : "http://uac") + ".advertising.com/cs/beacon.js";
el.parentNode.insertBefore(s, el);
})();
</script>
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
22. Re: Amazon Orders Sep 18, 2014, 07:49 Will W
 
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 15:18:

Because every single state has different tax laws, and it drives them insane...


They never fail to refund it after being reminded...but they have our tax-exempt information on file and continually assure us that the issue is fixed. No other companies have this kind of issue, including ones like Walmart, Target, etc with B&M locations all over.

It still hasn't shipped. I'm spoiled by Prime I guess.

(Edit after I saw Blue's post....it did ship last night, shipping notice is in the dept. Mailbox)
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
18. Re: Amazon Orders Sep 13, 2014, 13:26 Will W
 
The printer hasn't shipped yet, so maybe that was another one someone else bought? I double checked to be sure the correct one was ordered...you freaked me out. :-) Keep an eye on them and see if they disappear. Amazon applied tax yet again. Sometimes they just credit the tax but sometimes they do a return and make it a new order. No idea why they can't get the tax crap figured out.  
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