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@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  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


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:02 AM

Also: Sneak everywhere. You'll always gain some stealth just by sneaking past random animals.

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 11:09 PM

So, the system upgrade for Skyrim is coming up.

I assume they'll be releasing a players guide for it.

Is it safe to assume that the guide will be compatible with the old game?


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:29 AM

As long as they haven't change the story elements, the old one should be good for new, and vicey-versy.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:58 AM

Wow... forgot I even made this.

SO.... how tricky IS the build system in the game to figure out?  I watched a few tutorials on fudge muppet and I cannot for the life of me understand what they talkin-bout.

The Skyrim vids aren't like the Fallout vids, with all the stats and the perks named at the bottom.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 12:31 PM

The build system is pretty simple, really. All the different skills have an associated skill tree. You can buy perks on those tree's if your skill meets the pre-requisite level AND you've purchased the perk before it. So you can choose from any tree so long as you don't mind starting at the bottom every time. Generally speaking, the higher the perk on the tree, the better the perk is, but it also corresponds to a higher level in the skill.

 

Folks usually build as they will, and take a few basic perks from a lot of the trees. I usually take the first perk in lockpicking, and healing magic, and specialise in a weapon skill, forging and enchanting.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:21 PM

The main problem I have with skill trees is that I'll start a game wanting to be an mage-warrior. I wind up being a sneaking type who stabs people in the back. Oh...well...yeah, except I need some ranged attacks. So I guess stealth archer is the way to go. Too bad I already spent all those perks on restoration magic and smithing!

It took me a couple times to figure out, but it seems like maxing out skill trees for Sneaking and Archery are the way to go. Maybe pop a few points in restoration magic. Never know when you'll run out of potions.

And actually, speech isn't totally useless. You can invest in stores so they can give you more money and you can sell any type of thing at any shop...like sell potions to the smith. Very usefull.
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:53 PM

Yeah, pretty much what I end up doing. I just have so much fun shooting folks in the back, and watching the people their with not even react.

 

*two guards walking side by side. One literally drops deads* "What was that... the wind I guess..."


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:20 PM

I absolutely love being able to defeat boss-type characters with maybe 4-5 hits tops...all before they even know I'm there.

I also wish I had a dime for every time this happened:

What's that sound? Something's right behind me! Oh crap! A draugr got the drop on me. Oh...wait! My status indicator says I'm still hidden. But...he brushed right up against me...and his dead partner is right next to him...and he's looking right...at...me! But he doesn't see me? Well, okay then. Let's get out Auriel's Bow, recharge it for extra measure, draw back the string aaaaand...*THUNK*! Most satisfying sound...ever!

 

I can kill giants and maybe even one or even two (if I'm lucky) of it's mammoth friends before any of them know I'm there. 

 

I know there's a whole meme and air of derision about stealth archers...but people wouldn't do it if it wasn't so damn affective!


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:45 PM

Yeah, pretty much what I end up doing. I just have so much fun shooting folks in the back, and watching the people their with not even react.

 

*two guards walking side by side. One literally drops deads* "What was that... the wind I guess..."

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:46 AM

Well.... I started it.

I took a nap last night 'cuz some telemarketer woke me up at 2pm, and instead of sleeping 3 hours.... slept for 6.  X(  So, I DLed everything, then started up.

Decided to try something simple... mentally dug-out an old Star Wars OC and went from there.  Got overencumbered already thanks to the clothes/pots.  While I'm sure there's nothing on-par with a Mandaloran, a general 'barbarian' or something should be good.

PS: ah snuck past a BAER!!!


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:55 PM

My problem is that I collect followers. I like them all too much to send them away.

But it makes the game far too easy, I think I need help.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:43 PM

btw.... CAN one go into 3rd person on 360 Skyrim?


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:54 AM

Yeah, should be the "select" button on the game pad. Same as fallout 4.I think... been a while.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:34 PM

I went melee. It gave me some trouble on tougher enemies like dragons with their stupid one-hit kill move, but I still did decently. Next time I think I'm gonna mix melee and ranged.

 

Also, DO NOT GO FULL MAGE. Oh, they're good at mid-levels, but at lower and higher levels? Pfft. You're better off investing your levels in health (obviously) and stamina (so you can move around quicker and use more powerful physical moves) than magicka, which means most of the high MP offensive spells are going to drain a big chunk out of your low magicka bar and you're left defenseless unless you have a melee or ranged weapon. They also don't scale, meaning the higher levels you get, even the more powerful spells won't do as much damage. The only forms of magic worth using are restoration (again, you never know when you'll run out of health potions) and enchanting and the latter isn't really "magic" in the way conjuration or destruction are. It makes your weapons and armor more powerful, which you absolutely need to do if you want to survive at higher or even mid-levels. If you are crazy enough to go full mage or want to impose a challenge on yourself, you should focus on conjuration more than any others to summon things to do the fighting for you, since, again, you'll be basically useless by yourself.

 

In Skyrim, you're better off as a melee fighter with good Enchanting and Restoration skills than a pure mage, and you're better off being a sneaky ranged rogue with good Enchanting and Restoration skills than a melee fighter or a mage. Also, as useful as dabbling in Alteration for temporary armor buffs or Illusion for temporary stealth buffs sounds, it's not worth it since the spells from those that are actually good only come at high levels.

 

TL;DR: Mages in Skyrim suck.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:29 PM

Mages suck in skyrim.

 

Caveat: unless you mod the game. I get why you wouldn't want to the first few times around, but there are plenty of mods out there which iron out the kinks to magic, add new content, and generally make it more feasible archtype than the vanilla game.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:37 PM

Further correction: Player mages suck in Skyrim.  NPC mages kick asses.

 

Ironbite-especially when they can spam that one ice spell like a hugging machine gun.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:49 PM

sadly the 'select' is for waiting.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:59 PM

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:44 AM

I think it's click L1 or R1.

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:33 AM

It's R1. I just figured it out in the special edition.

 

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to kill this warlock and loot his dumb ass. Make me a thrall, eh? I love the "alternate start" mod... :D


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