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@  Paladin : (19 November 2018 - 07:02 AM)

let's be real. at this rate we're not lasting until 2075.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2018 - 06:34 AM)

The rest of the world may build a wall around the US in 2075.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM)

Tell an conservative conspiracy maniac that women are literally the Satan's spawn out to infect humanity with the gender virus that will turn everyone into communist Muslims who eat children, and they will be like, "Well of course! That makes perfect sense!"

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:49 AM)

It's evidence of Poe's Law.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

The world is insane.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Geeez, I just read a story about a liberal satire Facebook page that would publish absolutely outlandish, ridiculous made-up conservative propaganda, stuff so absurd nobody with half a brain could take it seriously... and conservatives are taking it at face value.

@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:21 AM)

Arguing in my favor that I was working under sub-par conditions, there were problems with sudden halts of the conveyor and other issues that affected my productivity, and besides, why was this guy giving a feedback to one of HIS subordinates, wich was his job?

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Also, yesterday he stood up for me when a superior from the department I was sent to was giving me a productivity feedback.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

So this week all of my superiors save one guy are absent, and I'm not noticing a difference. Which says a lot about this guy.

@  Waspinator : (15 November 2018 - 03:28 AM)

That's hateriffic.

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 11:48 PM)

I both love and hate you all :wtf

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 November 2018 - 08:05 PM)

And this is what it tastes like, when doves fry.

@  Paladin : (14 November 2018 - 07:23 PM)

on the other hand pheasant is phairly philling.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 November 2018 - 04:06 PM)

Well the fare is fowl if the fowl is fair.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 November 2018 - 03:10 PM)

1/4 of duck is 1/4 of the turd in turducken

@  Paladin : (14 November 2018 - 12:18 PM)

not really. duck meat is fowl.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2018 - 12:01 PM)

Couldn't we just cook the duck? I mean, it would be tastier...


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#1 DeadPigmon

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:59 PM

So at Blizzcon Blizzard announced their new game, Overwatch a team/hero based shooter.

 

Cinematic trailer:

 

Gameplay Trailer:

 

site:

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/

 

 

Some info from blizzcon

 

 

 

Story
  • The game is set on Earth, 60 years in the future
  • Robots became very common in the future and they went crazy, attacking cities all over the world. The war that resulted against the robots was the Omnic (?) Crisis.
  • The strike team that took on the robots was Overwatch.
  • For the next 30 years after the war, Overwatch was a worldwide agency that displayed how great people could be when they came together, representing heroism and sacrifice.
  • In the last few years, Overwatch started to fall apart.

Gameplay
  • Chris Metzen is only doing one voice in this game.
  • Blizzard has been making competitive PvP games for a long time and this will be yet another.
  • Overwatch will have some dark gritty areas, but it will mostly be a world you will want to come back to.
  • The game is all about heroes.
  • The game will be accessible with non-twitch options.
  • You can do things other than put a crosshair over targets, as that is what drives people away from other shooters.
  • The game is less-lethal. You will die, but you should die less frequently than in current modern military shooters. With more time alive, you are able to do more interesting things and interact with your team more.
  • The teams are going to be 6v6, which is just big enough to make it fun.
  • There are Payload and Capture Point maps, no deathmatch mode.
  • The game is focused on Heroes, not classes. Each hero has a unique story.
  • There are 12 playable characters at Blizzcon, with many more to come.
  • Tracer has a ~10 meter teleport / blink that uses energy. Enough energy to do 3 blinks in a row.
  • Tracer has Recall, which puts her back where she was 3 seconds ago. This also includes health, ammo, and energy.
  • Lots of the story is going to take place outside of the game, unlike previous Blizzard games.
  • Regenerate ult by doing and taking damage.

Hero Roles
  • Offense - Scout, harass, press the objective, high damage. (Pharah, Reaper, Tracer, Hanzo)
  • Defense - Guard locations, create choke points, establish a front. (Widowmaker, Bastion, Torbjorn)
  • Tank - Protectors, high survivability, disruption, lead the charge, have armor to reduce damage. (Reinhardt, Winston)
  • Support - Heal, buff, utility. (Zenyatta, Mercy, Symmetra)

Maps and Game Modes
  • Exotic worldwide locations
  • Simple objectives
  • Encourage hero mobility
  • Team focus encounters
  • Temple of Anubis - At the base of a technological pyramid.
  • Hanamura - Temple grounds, homeland of Hanzo.
  • King's Row - 30 years ago there was a population of robots that lived below the streets. People were going to send an EMP underground to destroy them.
  • You can change to another hero every time you die.

Q&A
  • They aren't talking about the cost yet, so no idea if it will be free to play, a one time purchase, or something else.
  • There are elements of Titan in Overwatch, both were Earth based, there were some shared ideas, but it is different from Titan.
  • There is no customization to the gameplay. Initially there was a robust customization system, but there are too many heroes to keep track of all of the customization that can be done. Customization works in Heroes of the Storm because it is a slower paced game.
  • Overwatch will be on PC, consoles are something they can look at in the future.
  • It is too early to talk about system requirements, but they should be reasonable, just like other Blizzard games.
  • The game will be balanced so that two of a hero on a team will be okay, but more than that will likely put you at a disadvantage.
  • They aren't ready to talk about skins, leveling, or achievement systems yet, but they are all good ideas.
  • There is party chat and team chat, with party chat being your group that you queued with. The team is also working on VO and chat communication.
  • There will be some kind of long term progression in the game.
  • The team is looking at outside Voice Chat options, as players prefer that over in game chat usually.

 

 

I think it looks really good. the designs do remind me of Wildstar mixed with Big Hero 6 but still has a lot of charm.Looks fun will give it a go when it comes out



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:19 PM

We want the TF2/LOL audience.


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:20 PM

We want the TF2/LOL audience.

 

Well they really want the LoL audience since they already have that Heroes of the storm thing



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:32 PM

As much as I want to go "UGH, another online shooter" This actually looks really cool. I could see myself get into this pretty easily.



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:33 PM

 

We want the TF2/LOL audience.

 

Well they really want the LoL audience since they already have that Heroes of the storm thing

 

 

How's that going, anyway?


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:38 PM

 

 

We want the TF2/LOL audience.

 

Well they really want the LoL audience since they already have that Heroes of the storm thing

 

 

How's that going, anyway?

 

 

Well I hate Dota/LoL so to me it just looks like Dota in a blizzard skin but I have heard its enjoyable.

it enters closed Beta in Jan


Edited by Goblez, 07 November 2014 - 10:38 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 12:48 AM

 

  • There are Payload and Capture Point maps, no deathmatch mode.

Well, there goes my interest.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 03:18 AM

The designs are cool. I look forward to seeing more videos, or comics or whatever, with them and potentially buying action figures.

 

The game however sounds like it is very much not my thing.

 

 

edit: Why would you admit to having removed gameplay customization?


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 08 November 2014 - 03:31 AM.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:24 AM

Oh. Tracer. /dreamy sigh

 

Couldn't we just get a movie using the characters and art seen in that cinematic, instead? I like shooters, but the experience as it is described (albeit vaguely) there does very little to grab my interest. The world itself is fantastic, though.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:38 AM

Well I'm sold.  I'm not big on shooters, but the crazy 'everyone plays different' mechanics are very appealing to me.  But even if the game looked crap, I'm completely hooked on the world.  That's the most fun looking new superhero group since The Incredibles.

 

Now the only question is if my poor pos mac will be able to play it.  It runs Starcraft 2 and Heroes of the Storm fine, but as those are literally the only games I play on it (that and Hearthstone), well, I'm hoping for low settings at least.  But Blizz is usually good at making games playable.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:43 AM

I think I want this. Wonder if that was a deliberate Monkeyman homage with the glasses. Only thing I disliked was Tracer's accent. Mary Poppins wants her back.

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:04 AM

I'll definitely at least give this a shot.

 

Symmetra and Bastion are probably going to be my two top picks.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:13 AM

So what company would be either most likely or best suited to make a Bastion that actually transforms?

I've never bought anything from them because they're out of my price range, but ThreeA seems to be killing it when it comes to licensed mechanical designs. Although I don't think they've done anything transformer-y?


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:46 AM

Oh. Tracer. /dreamy sigh

 

Couldn't we just get a movie using the characters and art seen in that cinematic, instead? I like shooters, but the experience as it is described (albeit vaguely) there does very little to grab my interest. The world itself is fantastic, though.

 

Pretty much my reaction. This is isn't the first time a game's drawn me in with characters and setting only for it to be multiplayer shooter with no story to it.

 

That said:

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:58 AM

Weren't there controllable cyber-gorillas in a shooter a couple years ago?

 

 

edit: Ah yes, it was Mindjack.

That's what I thought of when I saw the first screenshot of this game.

Although, character-wise, I pegged Winston as a Hank McCoy/Beast type right away.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 08 November 2014 - 06:06 AM.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 07:56 AM

God Damnit Blizzard!  Just make movies already!!!!!!

 

 

that said, I will be playing this.  


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 01:21 PM

Blizzard Fortress. Instead if collecting hats you will grind out progressively more ostentatious shoulders with a real money marketplace that allows you to purchase sockets for your shoulders.

In which you can place hats

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:10 PM

 

Oh. Tracer. /dreamy sigh

 

Couldn't we just get a movie using the characters and art seen in that cinematic, instead? I like shooters, but the experience as it is described (albeit vaguely) there does very little to grab my interest. The world itself is fantastic, though.

 

Pretty much my reaction. This is isn't the first time a game's drawn me in with characters and setting only for it to be multiplayer shooter with no story to it.

 

If a campaign of any kind is revealed, that would be enough to get me to pounce on this. Definitely. I'd kinda expect it be mentioned in the unveiling, though, if it existed. There are a zillion venues for gamers to spit bullets at each other, I'm going to need more than that.

 

Edit:

 

 

The deep and rich story will take place outside of the game. The story shouldn't hinder or restrict the gameplay in any way.

 

Welp!

Still, I'll look at a comic, or something. It's a pretty neat world they've built, there.


Edited by Strafe, 08 November 2014 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:27 PM

Hmm...

 

 

Metzen relayed the tale during an Overwatch press conference at BlizzCon. He also said that Blizzard is trying to represent a more diverse, less overly sexualized group of characters than they did in the past.

 

Yeah.. they're sort of there with the diversity, race-wise, but all of the female characters so far look like they have the same super-sexy body with slight variations.

The guys on the other hand have cool weird stuff like a dwarf, a robot monk, a gorilla, and an old guy completely obscured by giant power armor.

 

They're not terrible, but they could be better. 

It seems like not all the classes have been revealed, so hopefully there are some surprises left.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 08 November 2014 - 04:40 PM.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:29 PM

So it's a MOBA first person shooter?  Cause that's what it looks like to me.

 

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