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Description God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 03:31
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User ID 8692
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch
26. Re: Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch May 6, 2016, 16:41 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 6, 2016, 13:44:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 6, 2016, 13:41:
I'll check it out tonight when I get home from work.
I have the beta installed but didn't really screw around with custom games, only did a match vs Ai and online against human players.

Please keep us posted - if it has full bot support, I might check it out.

Thanks!


Yes, me too. Thanks for the information!
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 6, 2016, 15:40 sauron
 
Tachikoma wrote on May 6, 2016, 14:35:
'Beholder' is a simulation of the life of an ordinary beholder
is what I hoped this sentence will look like.

Same here. Zapping paladins with Flesh to Stone rays never gets old.

Let's just say we have a few 'rather lifelike' statues here in the tower.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch
6. Re: Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch May 6, 2016, 12:57 sauron
 
Frijoles wrote on May 6, 2016, 11:45:
Like TF2, great when you just want to jump in and out of a quick match, or play for an evening. And since I'm old, I can play with real players vs. bots (like in HotS) and not worry about the competitive parts of it. They just need a few more levels of difficulty (medium is way too easy, hard is way too hard if you're not playing as a team). Lots of stuff to collect, too, which will keep me busy for a while.

Bots sound good - I loved UT botmatch practice since it allowed me to get to know the maps before jumping on to the servers.

Can you run a full match with just one human player and the remainder bots on the human player's team and the opposition team?

Thanks!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 5, 2016, 13:59 sauron
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 5, 2016, 12:32:
sauron wrote on May 5, 2016, 11:28:
Note that the Times only allows 10 free articles a month, and the original study may need a subscription but the summary page is free.
Surely the second Dark Lord and others in Barad-dr know to clear cookies and use different browsers and free vpns to evade paywall limitations.

Hmm, you have a point, puny human. I shall execute my current orc IT technicians, and will hire more devious and cunning replacements.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 5, 2016, 11:28 sauron
 
A new Biggest Loser study shows why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off

The NY Times also has a great article on that scientific study, which has been published in the journal Obesity . The study, and the commentary in the Times article, are really insightful:

NY Times Biggest Loser article

Link to full study, and summary

Note that the Times only allows 10 free articles a month, and the original study may need a subscription but the summary page is free.
 
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News Comments > Black Desert Online Mediah Part Two
7. Re: Black Desert Online Mediah Part Two May 5, 2016, 09:53 sauron
 
JohnBirshire wrote on May 4, 2016, 18:33:
What MMO's are the "least grindy" nowadays?

The least grindy one I've played was Guild Wars 2, which is pretty good but had almost no endgame at the time. I heard the expansion (Heart of Thorns) is also good - it came out recently.

FFXIV was also decent. FFXI was ridiculously grindy but some of the gameplay was just amazing.

LOTRO is excellent, of course, and I'm not at all biased.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black May 5, 2016, 08:20 sauron
 
Spektr wrote on May 5, 2016, 04:51:
I guess that guy knows moray eels are venomous right?

And two sets of jaws (normal and pharyngeal).

I was on a fishing boat once, and someone hooked a moray. The captain just cut the line half an inch from the hook and let it go. He said he only ever caught two morays, and one of them bit him.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 3, 2016, 15:27 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 3, 2016, 10:05:
Finding Verizon wants to charge $5.00 extra per month to not list a phone number in pubic directories.

That's been standard for decades around here. If you want to opt out, they expect you to pay.

Barad-Dur has broadband built in (obviously), so I've been trying to find a use for our local Verizon technicians.

The veterinarian says I can't feed them to the pit fiends - too high in cholesterol.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2016, 15:23 sauron
 
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2016, 14:54:
sauron wrote on May 2, 2016, 10:32:
That would be good. I kind of gave up watching halfway through Season 3 with all those deaths.

Seeing as you're the Dark Lord and all, I figured it would be your favorite show.

Heh, no. That would be Entourage. Game of Thrones is too much like Real Life. I mean, that's my day job, right there, except with more flying reptiles.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2016, 12:38 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 2, 2016, 10:50:
sauron wrote on May 2, 2016, 10:44:
nin wrote on May 2, 2016, 10:41:
I really loved TL2. Did you try the Synergies mod?

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136232408


Thanks, that looks really good. Actually, one thing I would love now that I've figured out secondary skills, is a way to respec my character. Kind of weird they don't allow it in the vanilla game.

Thought there were potions? Or was that an mod? Might have been a mod.



I think it's a mod. Not to worry, I'm only level 15 and have a reasonable build so far. And most of the other skills I want haven't kicked in yet since they're level-locked.

I'm totally jealous of that LEGO Milennium Falcon, by the way. Really looks fun.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2016, 10:44 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 2, 2016, 10:41:
I really loved TL2. Did you try the Synergies mod?

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136232408


Thanks, that looks really good. Actually, one thing I would love now that I've figured out secondary skills, is a way to respec my character. Kind of weird they don't allow it in the vanilla game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2016, 10:32 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 2, 2016, 10:14:
Blue wrote on May 2, 2016, 10:06:
I agree -- sure did break from the perception that they save all the action and big twists for the last two episodes of the season.

Of course if rumors about the last two seasons being shortened are correct, then they only have like 20-24 more episodes to wrap everything up, so we may maintain a greater sense of urgency going forward.

Which I'm fine with. My theory is season 5 was basically everyone at their low point, and from 6 to the end, you basically have That Guy From Last Night rallying all the folks we loved from season 1 back together and saving the day.


That would be good. I kind of gave up watching halfway through Season 3 with all those deaths.

I spent the weekend playing Torchlight 2 coop with my daughters. Embarrassed to admit we got a quarter of the way through the game without realizing there are secondary skills. Whoops!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2016, 19:00 sauron
 
OK, that LEGO train is officially awesome. Especially when it goes past the family cat,

I spent a couple of hours last night and a couple more today playing Torchlight 2 co-op with my teenage daughters, Very very fun. They are much better at the game than I am, and are definitely dark lords (ladies?) in training.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2016, 10:46 sauron
 
Congrats Blue!  
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
2. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 11:23 sauron
 
A bit torn here..I don't doubt it would take some work, and it would be questionable how many people would actually pay monthly for it.

But how much work could it really be, if a group outside blizzard did it? (I don't mean that as an insult to the guys that worked on it, but more calling into question blizzs claims it would just be too much work for them to do.)

I'm guessing the "pristine realm" option isn't what the vanilla folks would want? It doesn't sound like it...

I think it's more about lack of control. I mean, who's to say the vanilla server wouldn't allow hacking or rampant gold farming? A few server transfers later, things could get very messy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2016, 11:19 sauron
 
Apparently the Ramones exhibit at the Queens Museum is a big hit:

Hey-ho! Let's go!

This weekend I think me and the orcs will head down there and take a look. Show those pinheads how to Blitzkrieg Bop.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2016, 19:04 sauron
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 12:05:
sauron wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 10:21:
Happy Earth day, everyone.

After killing off a band of foolhardy adventurers, don't forget to recycle their armor and weapons.

And remember if you come across any magical rings that were made in Mt Doom, throw them back. Remember recycling starts with you

We also recycle biodegradable items. Ecologic responsibility begins with a freshly-squeezed glass of hobbit juice.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2016, 10:21 sauron
 
Happy Earth day, everyone.

After killing off a band of foolhardy adventurers, don't forget to recycle their armor and weapons.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2016, 10:19 sauron
 
That Amazon thing sounds a bit silly. I mean, it's not like there's any competition out there, right?  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Apr 19, 2016, 11:29 sauron
 
That NZXT Manta is pretty fly. I've been meaning to reseat a mini-ITX system and am looking at a Thermaltake V1 case but this one looks nice as well.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002373

I'm more or less comfortable working in mini-ITX format, but the cabling and cooling are kind of a pain. The V1 has so many options for that - might just give it the edge?
 
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