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@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

could've been worse then :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:03 PM)

So when he tried to pry into his daughter's love life, he ended up posting numerous search terms relating to "hot boy".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:02 PM)

I once saw this comedy episode wherein a dad mistakenly thought the status bar on Facebook was the search bar.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

is cool squawkbox =/= search box

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

iron man note to self

@  Echowarrior : (12 August 2018 - 05:02 AM)

Happy Birthday to Nevermore and Angelus!

@  Waspinator : (11 August 2018 - 04:45 PM)

I like how that game had all kinds of transformation attacks. Some of them may not have made much sense, but they looked cool.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Menasor kinda did that in the Devastation video game. He'd split into the Stunticons and run you over.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 August 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Megatron screams "decepticons attack", the constructicons form devastator, who then screams "Multi-vector assault mode" and breaks back into invdividual bots to attack seperately.


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#1 Lisbon Virgo

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:22 PM

The game has gone live for both iOS and Android. However, DO NOT download directly through the App Store or Google Play if you pre-registered!!! Wait for the email to let you know the game is out and download it through there. If you download directly instead of through the email you will not be able to get your free character, and the developers are saying there's no way to correct for this.

Edited by Lisbon Virgo, 07 November 2016 - 08:35 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:24 PM

It's not live until tomorrow but you can still go here to do all the stuff you said



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:40 PM

It might not officially be live, but the notification emails have gone out and new players can access it and start playing. Seems live enough to me. I honestly don't believe the developers when they say they can't do anything for the players who pre-registered and downloaded the game before getting the email.
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:55 PM

Is it another p2w game?


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:57 PM

Yes.



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:42 PM

I stopped playing months ago. I really didn't find it at all appealing. I was keen to rebuild our Battle Tactics league, but the hoops you have to jump through to unlock that functionality in Earth Wars... no. 


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 06:17 PM

Yes.


So... how long are we going to give this one, then? A year? Two years?
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 07:47 PM

Game doesn't really capture my attention. Plus Battle Tactics kinda soured me on the play-to-win mechanic where are the popular characters are "locked" behind having to pay money to be in the competition. (or cheat)



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 10:44 PM

Yeah, combining PVP with Pay To Win is the main reason I avoid "free" app games anymore.

 

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:01 AM

For those who want to play....

If you experience the same issue I did, pre-registered but weren't able to get the free character after you downloaded the game, contact support at transformersearthwars dot com and they should be able to get the problem resolved. I now have Breakdown in my ranks. :)

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 08:35 AM

I jumped the gun and installed before getting the email, so I missed out on the free Breakdown (for now).

 

That said, I played for a while and I'm just not sure I can get into this game. I don't always have a lot of time on a consistent basis anymore to really contribute in a multiplayer/PvP environment, and the fact that some random person can come in an wreck my base is super unappealing.

 

Maybe I'm missing something here...?


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:05 PM

I've been playing a bit.  I installed last night, and I'm almost level 3 right now.  It's alright, slower paced than I like, but then i'm not really a fan of these types of games.

 

It keeps to build a scanner to "engage rival players", but I'm not ready for PVP at this point, so it's staying unbuilt

 

Not sure I like the battles.  I don't seem to be able to control where my team attacks, just if they use their special ability.  Getting tired of my flyers heading off in one direction to get slaughtered while leaving Ironhide to fend for himself.  Am I missing something in the controls?



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:52 PM

The game's developer was streaming on Twitch and taking questions with Simon Furman, so that was pretty neat. (He said if he could add anyone to the game, it would be Rattrap)

I see the appeal but as a rule, I generally don't play the the kinds of games you can pick up in an app store. The robot models themselves have a decent bit of detail for that particular resolution, and the animations are smooth. So it's got that going for it.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 01:04 PM

Speaking of Furman, I did find a Furmanism in the game. I'm playing the Decepticon campaign, and at one point in the story mode Starscream claim the Autobots shall "Reap the Whirlwind." That actually managed to get a laugh outta me as I just really didn't expect to see that. I hadn't realize that the game was written by him till that point.

 

This could fun if the story mode is silly campy fun like that, it's pretty much a Transformers Clash of Clans.

 

I will admit that I'm disappointed that not everyone gets call out of their names. It just feels off to have "Megatron!" "Bludgeon!" "Starscream!" and then "Crush Them!" when deploying Tantrum.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 01:59 PM

Maybe Crush Them is Tantrum's other name. He's friends with Live Only To Destroy Our Mutual Enemies.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:57 PM

As someone who does play a few pay 2 win mobile games, this game needs some rough edges smoothed down for it to hit that part of the brain that whispers to you "Sure, just a small purchase won't hurt..."

The biggest issue I see is pacing. The game moves in starts and stops that kills any sense of momentum or illusion of quick and steady progress.
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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:14 PM

One of my biggest annoyances so far, is that in the PvP area, they split things up based on defense. you have like 100, 300, and 900. Just starting this yesterday I'm not yet to the point of dealing with 300 def bases, but it feels like some of the bases I end up fighting should be in there. A team power of 275 should theoretically be able of handling most any base in that category, yet there are those where the defenses will kill my team before before they barely do any damage.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:42 PM

As anyone started an Allspark Alliance yet? I know Seibertron.com has one of their own and is currently warring with another group. We need one to represent!
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Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:38 PM

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 10:02 AM

Been playing this a lot over the last couple of days.

 

Currently have Optimus Prime (** lvl14) Ironhide (* 15), Mirage (** 8), Stormclash (* 14), Ratchet (* 1), Jetfire (* 10), Sunstreaker (* 10), Powerglide (* 10)

 

By base is Level 4. Working on Maxing out Walls before moving to Level 5. Current player level is  9.

 

I know they wanted to get CoC Players to come over to this, but in it's current state I just don't see it happening... It's neat and all but so far really rough.

 

The Trophy system needs reworked. I'm sitting at a Power Level of 444 doing 300 levels and only getting 1 Trophy. The next jump level is Trophy level 900. That's doing me no good. Plus if I lose a battle that's like 18 trophies instantly lost. No way to easily recoup that loss.

 

The battles are way to simplistic. Power through to the Base Destroy it, instant win. I prefer the 50%, TH Destroyed, 100% Three star rule of CoC.

 

I do like the game, but it's got a lot of work needed to have it take any CoC Players away.


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