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@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive ţorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

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#21 Caldwin

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 09:30 AM

Yeah, I tried to go back and play... one of them, I can't remember which, but it was clunky as hell.  Might have been OK back in the day, but today it's a frustrating nonsensical mess.
 
Oblivion is weird.  It's a halfway step between Morrowind and Skyrim and feels like the awkward, unloved stepchild in retrospect.  At the time, I loved it, though XD

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But seriously, it would be nice if at some point they could program these games to learn the difference between accidental friendly fire in the midst of battle and actual murder.
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:31 AM

Skyrim still doesn't do it. The best effort I've seen is fallout 4 where the characters just ignore the fact that I shot them cause they crossed my line of fire.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:41 AM

Yeah, the worst feeling during battle is when you suddenly see the number of red dots on the compass suddenly multiply significantly and then everyone is attacking you.

 

That's usually a call for me to just reset to the last save.  Thankfully it's a Bethesda game so I'm pretty much saving at every turn anyway.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

The original games are best viewed through a zoo window...

 

 

Those look like I would have loved them in the 90s. 



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:37 PM

 

Yeah, I tried to go back and play... one of them, I can't remember which, but it was clunky as hell.  Might have been OK back in the day, but today it's a frustrating nonsensical mess.
 
Oblivion is weird.  It's a halfway step between Morrowind and Skyrim and feels like the awkward, unloved stepchild in retrospect.  At the time, I loved it, though XD

Patrick Stewart. All other arguments are invalid.

But seriously, it would be nice if at some point they could program these games to learn the difference between accidental friendly fire in the midst of battle and actual murder.

 

I love when I'm in a town and a dragon swoops in and I start swinging at it and a STUPID GUARD decides to walk right in front of me, so I'm suddenly fighting a dragon and 50 FRIGGIN' GUARDS. 

 

Yeah.



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:12 PM

I need to get back to my Oblivion playthrough.

Beat it years and years ago as a Dunmer.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:05 PM

So...the original games. Were they PC only? And what were they like? Anyone play Elder Scrolls 1 or 2?

 

Arena and Daggerfall are tough as nails.

 

I never managed to get out of the original dungeon in Arena. Why? Because the original combat system involved you clicking and holding down the mouse button while moving the mouse in the direction you want to attack.

 

Daggerfall is...ambitious.

 

This is Daggerfall's overworld map:

 

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Each of those little segments can be selected and zoomed into, resulting in a close up map like this:

 

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Each of those dots represent towns, ruins, dungeons, villages, and hamlets. Said towns tend to look like this:

 

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Oh, and quests are timed. You can literally fail the main quest by not showing up to a specific inn in a specific town in a specific county on a specific day at a specific time.



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:26 PM

 

So...the original games. Were they PC only? And what were they like? Anyone play Elder Scrolls 1 or 2?

 

Arena and Daggerfall are tough as nails.

 

I never managed to get out of the original dungeon in Arena. Why? Because the original combat system involved you clicking and holding down the mouse button while moving the mouse in the direction you want to attack.

 

Daggerfall is...ambitious.

 

This is Daggerfall's overworld map:

 

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Each of those little segments can be selected and zoomed into, resulting in a close up map like this:

 

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Each of those dots represent towns, ruins, dungeons, villages, and hamlets. Said towns tend to look like this:

 

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Oh, and quests are timed. You can literally fail the main quest by not showing up to a specific inn in a specific town in a specific county on a specific day at a specific time.

 

Holy shit. That's intense. Biggest game map ever?



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:28 PM

I think the trade off was that a lot of it was cut-and-paste duplicated and there were a lot of dungeons which were just procedurally generated which didn't always work out well.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:44 PM

Yeah, if you have a quest that will take you into a Dungeon...expect to be there for a few days. Real time, not game time. Game time, you'll likely be there for a in-game month or two. And they are procedurally generated - the game's instruction manual even remarks that you should have graph paper handy to create your own map and prevent yourself from getting lost (WHICH CAN HAPPEN).

 

Here, this is a 3D map of the game's initial dungeon (The only one not procedurally generated) as created by a mod that 3D maps the dungeons for those who don't want to bother with graph paper:

 

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That's the starting dungeon.

 

But yes, the trade off for this huge game world is the area between towns/ruins/etc is a barren wasteland and the actual in-game world looks like this:

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 06:42 PM

Wait...I just got arrested for *checks menu* murder? What? I didn't murder anyone. What the? I mean, unless I was in battle and there was friendly fire...I didn't murder anyone. *sighs*


Well, I guess the good side of this is I didn't even have to do the arena thing to get that willing victim in order to serve as my initiation into the dark brotherhood. Of course, I'm not quite ready to join them yet. I'm doing the mages and fighters guilds right now and don't want my infamy to get too high until I'm done with them. But at least I got the invitation without much of a fuss.

But the way the guy talked like I was some soul-less remorseless murdering fiend...IT WAS FRIENDLY FIRE! I still don't even remember where it happened unless it was someone I was fighting beside in the siege of Bruma!
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:07 PM

I remember my invitation to the Dark Brotherhood in Oblivion happened when I fought the twins in the Arena.



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:49 AM

Every invitation I ever got for the dark brotherhood was friendly fire... sometimes it was actual fire even. :D


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:44 AM

My first Oblivion invitation was in the arena. I forget the name, but it was some orc (damn you autocorrect, learn the word 'orc') that if you do a certain quest, he loses the will to live and just stands there and lets you kill him. Since it was an arena fight, it didn't count as murder and your infamy doesn't raise. But the Dark Brotherhood knows what you did.
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:03 AM

One more recommendation quest and I'll finally be able to do the actual Mage Guild quests. These Guild quests are taking far more time in Oblivion than they did in Skyrim. Not sure if that's good or bad. But I really just want to get through the Mage and Fighters guilds so I can do theives Guild and Dark Brotherhood without worrying about my infamy.

Oh, and I have decided that I do not like the leveling system and I totally miss lycanthropy. Still having fun though, don't get me wrong. Oblivion is a great game. Just kinda missing Skyrim at the moment.

I did get the soundtrack off iTunes. <3
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:37 PM

. But I really just want to get through...Fighters guild...  without worrying about my infamy.
 

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:54 PM

Meh, I just said to heck with the fighters guild and started up with Dark Brotherhood and the thieves guild. This run through, I really don't have any driving urge to finish the game or even go that far. This whole thing was to simply play a game I haven't played in a long time. The moment it starts getting boring, I'm back on Skyrim.

I killed that prisoner that was locked up across from me at the beginning. Last playthrough I couldn't make it past the guards without being discovered. This time I had a bunch of Skyrim sneaking experience helping me out.
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

Oh dear! Between Final Fantasy XV, Zelda and the upcoming Mass Effect, I honestly forgot about my Oblivion run. Whelp, I guess that means I'm done with it. Never even got to the Dark Brotherhood Whodunnit quest either. But if I get back around to Elder Scrolls after my current lineup of games to play, I'll probably go back to my Skyrim werewolf. Oblivion is fun. Anyone who likes Skyrim should probably see if they can find Oblivion cheap. But I miss my werewolf khajiit and her family.
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:00 PM

So ESO managed to flip my Lore Rage switch.

 

Their newest expansion is taking place on Vvardenfell. No biggie. Except here's the thing - ESO takes place in the Second Era, during the Interregnum the 500 year period of chaos between the collapse of the Second Empire and the Founding of the Third Empire.

 

ESO is revealing the island of Vvardenfell, and their first video is a familiar setting - Seyda Neen. The Imperial Port that you started the Morrowind game on.

 

A port that, by all reasonable expectations, should not exist yet. Here's the thing - it's literally 900 years between the events of ESO and the events of Morrowind. That's a long time for a town to exist, but not impossible. That's a INCREDIBLY LONG TIME for a town to have experienced absolutely no growth what-so-ever. The same number of buildings in the exact same layout.

 

I get ESO is banking on nostalgia, but believe it or not this 900 year doppleganger actually really ticks me off.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

I feel bad for Bethesda. No matter how good the next TES is, it'll probably end up being compared to Breath of the Wild...


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