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@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.


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#1161 Soft Snow

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:40 AM

You can detect Sombra at 4 meters instead of 2. But I dont know how far that actually is in the game. But you'll be an ultimate assassin like that. I wonder if I will still be able to sneak past doors with someone standing there...

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 02:16 AM

This is pretty amazing. Can't wait to check this dude out when he hits consoles.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:53 PM

Magnificent!!

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:01 AM

You can detect Sombra at 4 meters instead of 2. But I dont know how far that actually is in the game. But you'll be an ultimate assassin like that. I wonder if I will still be able to sneak past doors with someone standing there...

 

Reinhardt's swing range is 5m, so slightly within that.  You definitely won't be able to slip through an occupied doorway without being detected.

 

This is pretty amazing. Can't wait to check this dude out when he hits consoles.

https://gfycat.com/n...alligatorlizard

 

Mind you, those are all 'bots that Hammond here is pulverizing.  The bot AI isn't at all equipped to deal with Wrecking Ball right now.  They just kinda gravitate towards his grapple point and stand there, not even bothering to shoot at him.  This kinda strategy won't (or I should say, shouldn't) work on human players.  Hammonds who just try to do this sort of thing all game are going to be chew toys.  Mei especially seems to straight-up hardcounter these sorts of shenanigans, and be pretty decent against the hamster in general, and with the buff that she's getting in this patch (Sniper Mei back in the house), we might wind up seeing her a bit more often as well.



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:27 AM

Oh, yeah, I didn't mean to imply that this technique would be effective against human opponents... I just think it's amazing that it's even a thing he can do. And it looks like fun!


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:05 AM

It does at least seem like it can be a semi-effective way to stall and zone a point against 1-2 opponents (depending on who, mind you.  Again, if Mei or Reaper, you're probably better off just giving up and escaping), if you're stuck holding the fort while your team is on respawn.  You can fling yourself to safety at any point, or suddenly detach and divebomb an unsuspecting squishy while throwing up your shields to save your ass.

 

 

The Hammond tactics I'm most going to keep an eye on are all his momentum slings up and over walls and cliffs that traditionally only Pharahs, Junkrats, or Winstons would employ.  Junkrat and Pharah up over a "safe" wall can be problematic, but they're squishy and thus solvable quickly if you've got your wits about you.  Winston over a wall is tougher, but not a particularly large threat by his lonesome, and thus is either suicidal or is a precursor to a full team push from some other angle and he's just the distraction.  Hammond on the other hand drops over the wall with a cushy potential 1300HP (disregarding potential buffs from his teammates) while also tailing with him a contingent of devastating point-clearing mines.  I suppose he's fairly analogous to a D.Va flying in, nuke in tow, but he's much more disruptive, if not as instantly deadly.  The mines are a more persistent threat than a nuke and need to be dealt with accordingly, while the Wrecking Ball itself is a much more effective all-range fighter.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:46 PM

I kinda hope Blizzard smells Hammond Racing and gives us that mode in arcade.


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#1168 Confuzor

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

Super Hamsterball minigame when?!

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:37 AM


So, the first Overwatch Nerf Gun was announced: Hellfire Shotgun
 
I wonder how those are going to be labelled on store shelves?  They certainly won't be called Hellfire.
[edit]  Apparently "Reaper Wight Edition Blaster".
 
I'm actually pretty impressed that they're going for a "replica" look, instead of doing that generic-branded gun thing like they did for the Deadpool rifle and such.
 
I don't buy Nerf at all, but I might need two...

Edited by mx-01 archon, 21 July 2018 - 05:43 AM.


#1170 Confuzor

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:38 PM

Until you run out of ammo, then you gotta get 2 more.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:07 PM

I really hope they do a lot of drop testing on that gun.



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Posted 31 July 2018 - 06:27 PM

I haven't devoted a lot of time to him but I am not finding it easy to get the hang of the hamster. 

 

Very, very happy with my decision to start maining Moira after that Blackwatch event though. It's constantly raining gold medals, and best of all... I used to be terrified of Genji, regardless of who I was playing. But for Moira he just melts into a pile of bones.


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#1173 mx-01 archon

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:00 PM

Everything's coming up D.Va today:

 

First off, new short:

 

 

Busan map reveal (and currently on PTR):

 

Plus new Figma (no signs of MEKA yet):

https://twitter.com/...199616207306752

 

Figma announcement was obviously timed to coincide with the release of the short, since the figure comes with some accessories that debuted there.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:23 PM

Man. I haven't pulled the trigger on any of the Figmas yet, but I needs me that. 


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:18 PM

So new D.Va skin available after 9 wins in just about any sort of match. Oh and some Sprays and a Player Icon.

 



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:43 PM

It's a fun way to make new stuff available, and I love the skin. 


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:20 PM

Man. I haven't pulled the trigger on any of the Figmas yet, but I needs me that. 

I'd wait until next year.  Hasbro DOES have the rights for Overwatch merchandise beyond the Nerf Tie ins.  So I'm hoping for a toy line debut next Toy Fair.

 

I'm sure the news that Fortnite is getting various toy items may add a bit more incentive for Hasbro to get some Overwatch stuff out.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:32 PM

I hope so.  I want some actual action figures and don't want to pay Figma prices.



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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:16 AM

That's fair. However, for Figma prices you get Not Hasbro figures. I mean, I'm sure Hasbro's stuff will be okay. I'm keen to see how that all turns out.

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:14 PM

Images of the initial batch of Overwatch Lego sets have leaked: http://www.tfw2005.c...1#post-16241226.

 

And since this thread has been quiet for awhile, there's an exclusive "Omnic Bastion" set available on Blizzard's store already.





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