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@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P


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Posted 04 July 2020 - 11:05 AM

a) No, it's not (at least not with my playstyle), since you don't usually have enough ability points while fighting in higher zones to waste them on such utility. I probably use it no more than 3 times a month on my 4 star Straxus, every other time he's just a big moving shield for more important bots.

b) It's situational, when a proper squad is supposed to win 100% battles in proper zone with any layout, unless countered by multiple bugs. It also becomes less and less possible as a battle goes on.

c) Honeycomb layouts never worked in the first place, any competent squad destroys them with ease. It might actually be one of the worst ways of building a base.



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Posted 05 July 2020 - 03:00 PM

Got it: you were looking for sympathy, while I clumsily tried to help you focus on what little positive I could offer... and that you yourself seem to confirm. :wtf   From now on, I'll either ignore when you grumble about a poor pull, and probably experience some schadenfreude from it. ¬_¬

 

It occurred to me if I meant what I crossed out... I ought not to have posted anything in the first place.  So... yeah, me being a special snowflake is nothing new.  Still annoying, but not new.


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Posted 08 July 2020 - 12:07 PM

Woot! I am digging this event!

 

https://www.allspark...-bots-revealed/

 

This should put me closer to another 5 star!


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 11:30 AM

So, instead of complaining, I'm going to be annoying the opposite way: thanks to the Silver Shards from the event, I finally pulled a 3-Star Blot, giving me my 3-Star Abominus! :D


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 11:37 AM

So far, nothing but duplicates for me, but I haven't got the four star shards yet.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 02:23 PM

Woo! I got a four star Elita One!  That was one on my wishlist!

 

My list is now down to Optimus Prime, Warpath, Perceptor, wheeljack, and the rest of the combiner bots.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 10:28 PM

4-Star was a repeat, but it put me at not quite 4000k 5-Star Shards (3970 IIRC).  It was a Swindle, so I also got some badly needed Combiner Spark.  Power Core was a Gmetal Rejuvenate.  My first Gold Chip this evening was a Gold Ray Booster!  It has been a good weekend for me! :D


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 10:07 AM

NIce! You should be in range for a five star in the next five star weekend! 


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 05:40 PM

I got a 4 star Smokescreen and a 3 star Huffer out of this. So a good event.


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 08:43 PM

Nice gets! I popped my five star Windblade into the lab for a six day cook. She should be a beast when she gets out!


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 08:09 PM

My pulls included 3-star Kup and Snarl, so that's another nearly complete Autobot gestalt in case they ever get added. So far I would only need Slag for Volcanicus, Mirage for Optimus Maximus, Rook and Blades for Defensor and Superion is the furthest one with only Airraid and Powerglide present. And I have no technobots of appropriate rarity at all, which is more or less expected for a Decepticon player.

Also got several good gold cores and some upgrade fodder as well (but need a few more to achieve the first level 20 G-metal on my base).



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Posted 14 July 2020 - 08:32 PM

Also got several good gold cores and some upgrade fodder as well (but need a few more to achieve the first level 20 G-metal on my base).

 

Sort of working on that one as well.  Games starting to feel like a chore, so I'm back to "minimal playing" during the week until it gets fun for me again... but before that, I was having to grind for Alloy not just for Wall upgrades and feeding the generator, but because any spare Power Cores are going into maxing out the Gmetal Flamer on my HQ.  I've actually got two other Gmetal cores for my HQ that I'm debating fusing for the cause, but I would really rather not, in case it turns out that either

  • I picked a bad core to max out
  • It is good to change up HQ cores

and either of these means I ought to build hold onto what I've got for later.

 

I'm also not as close as I thought.  I think the core in question is at Level 16 or 17.


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 10:08 AM

I just pulled a 4* Lugnut!  Kind of makes up for the Counterpunch I pulled in the even a couple of weeks ago.  :D



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Posted 15 July 2020 - 10:53 AM

Event Details are out!

 

https://www.allspark...ers-earth-wars/

 

Looks like a nice easy weekend before the new bots come out next week.


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:03 AM

I just pulled a 4* Lugnut!  Kind of makes up for the Counterpunch I pulled in the even a couple of weeks ago.  :D

Really?  I haven't had time to level him past 40, but my 3-Star Counterpunch seems pretty solid.  I mean, no where near as good as Lugnut. XD  Counterpunch just doesn't seem that bad.  Maybe I'm just too easily pleased?  I keep just being happy my 4-Stars aren't duplicates or Splitstream.  XP


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 05:50 AM

On Saturday my 4-star was Snarl. Ok, I already have 5-star Snarl so he's a bit redundant but whatever. And today a free crystal gave me 3-star Snarl.

This weekend I finish my Prime Core Shard collection.
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Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:04 AM

Nice! Then you can start collecting Gmetal cores from these events!


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 02:38 PM

 

I just pulled a 4* Lugnut!  Kind of makes up for the Counterpunch I pulled in the even a couple of weeks ago.  :D

Really?  I haven't had time to level him past 40, but my 3-Star Counterpunch seems pretty solid.  I mean, no where near as good as Lugnut. XD  Counterpunch just doesn't seem that bad.  Maybe I'm just too easily pleased?  I keep just being happy my 4-Stars aren't duplicates or Splitstream.  XP

 

Oh, I'm sure he's just fine.  He was just a bit underwhelming as he came from my 4* Non-Dupe Crystal event a few weeks ago and he was not even on my radar as a possible want at the time.  That's why I give him a hard time. :)



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Posted 18 July 2020 - 09:25 AM

Talk about keeping an idiot in suspense:

 

At the beginning of this weekend's event, I was... I don't remember exactly how much, but four Gold Shard pulls from this Weekend's reward crystal from my next Four-Star Crystal.  My first two Crystals were then Gold Shards, then non-Gold for the next 10-11.  Then another Gold.  This morning, another non-Gold. XD


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Posted 18 July 2020 - 09:56 AM

I am about halfway there myself, but I am not expecting much this weekend. 


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