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@  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

@  -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.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

How so? TES has been doing the sandbox fantasy experience for 20 years. Breath of the Wild is basically Nintendo's take on a TES game.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:58 PM

No Breath of the Wild is Nintendo's take on a Dark Souls game.

 

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:06 AM

Welp, figured a little threadcromancy was in order. My cut of ESO is downloaded, installed, patched, and my seemingly still existing beta account was linked to my steam account. I am now ready to actually play!

 

But not now, I've got work to do and desperately need to take a bike ride... I will however, admit that no longer locking the race to the prevailing government was a nice touch. Completely broken in terms of lore, but a nice touch.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 12:53 PM

There is a reason I don't often play MMO's. I can't get left alone for an hour at a stretch... ever. I had sat down to at least make my character, and was trying to find where on the UI you could get background information on the current factions, hadn't even been at it 2 minutes... "Hey chriss! I need some help!" Drain the spaghetti sauce, dig a hugging hole in the earth... Chores as varied as they are quickly handed out.

 

Finally got some peace and quiet, and hit up ESO wiki to find out the historical information of the factions. I think I will play ebonheart pact... They seem the least, hmmm, morally objectionable.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 01:26 PM

Catching up on discussions here...

 

I've tried to play Daggerfall multiple times, and while I can get past the dated UI and controls I just can't get over the same-y-ness of the world and characters.

 

I have ESO on both PC and console, but still haven't made it very far past the tutorials. Partly because it's very easy for "live service" games to get their hooks into my completionism-obsessed brain, and I'm already juggling too many as it is to pick up another.

 

How so? TES has been doing the sandbox fantasy experience for 20 years. Breath of the Wild is basically Nintendo's take on a TES game.

Majora's Mask has more of what I want out of a TES game than Breath of the Wild.

The big wilderness is fun, but in TES games I stay in towns as much as I can, and no town in BotW holds a blue candle to Clock Town.

 

Edit:

My ideal TES sequel would probably have an overall smaller map than the last few, but intensely detailed NPC communities and lived-in feeling towns.

Also, more verbs to interact with said NPCs than just theft, murder, and exposition.(and also not be set in Oblivion-style Cyrodiil, Skyrim, or High Rock.)


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 02:24 PM

I haven't picked up Breath of the Wild as of yet. But I have enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim and have ESO on the Xbox One. Now that the morrowind DLC is out I have really been getting into finally playing it again despite creating my first character over 2 years ago. 

 

Biggest complaint is the need to have people assist you for solo areas at time and group dungeons that have queues that never seem to work... maybe thats just me.

 

Out of boredom I created a guild today so been messing with some of that and working on exploring each area as much as I can solo anyhow


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 03:44 PM

Welp, created my argonian templar (I almost always play argonian. Cause, for some reason, I never get tired of being told I'm not from there.). figured a tank was a good place to start anyway. I'm liking what I'm seeing, and how... streamlined, I guess is the word I want, it seems to be over the beta so long ago.

 

So how do I go about accessing the everything other than the morrowind stuff anyway? I'm certainly not complaining since my first experience with TES was morrowind, but I want to see the rest of the world too.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:55 AM

Welp, created my argonian templar (I almost always play argonian. Cause, for some reason, I never get tired of being told I'm not from there.). figured a tank was a good place to start anyway. I'm liking what I'm seeing, and how... streamlined, I guess is the word I want, it seems to be over the beta so long ago.

 

So how do I go about accessing the everything other than the morrowind stuff anyway? I'm certainly not complaining since my first experience with TES was morrowind, but I want to see the rest of the world too.

Well For some of it you have to first complete the Alliance questline in order to go to the other alliance areas, unless you have friends that play in other alliances then you can teleport to them and start working in the areas they are in.  For most of the DLC you have to buy it or be a ESO plus member. Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood can be done from any alliance. I believe once you purchase each DLC there will be a letter in your mailbox that you have to accept to start the quest


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:25 AM

Hmm, okay, cool. Thank you.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:08 AM

Hmm, okay, cool. Thank you.

Not a problem.. Despite originally starting back when it first came out I gave up after a couple months and only start up playing again this month so I am still new to a lot of the mechanics of this game... Plus I am hesitant to grouping  with random people so I have done almost all solo so far


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:17 AM

Still somewhat new this a lot of the things involving ESO but I am looking for any players on the NA megaserver for my guild. I am a daily player and if I am able to I would gladly help anyone out with quests or anything else.

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:23 PM

So just curious in general as to who is actually playing this on the xbox one? Really looking for people to quest with on occasion on the North American server


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:13 AM

Sorry, I'm on PC... and haven't touched it since I got the switch anyway...


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:15 PM

Sorry, I'm on PC... and haven't touched it since I got the switch anyway...

No biggie just can't seem to find many people to group with on the xbox one. Been tempted to get it on the PC too but that seems excessive...


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:09 PM

I played it some on the PS4. But then my Playstation Plus expired and it just wasn't worth it to renew.
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:07 PM

Is it that time again?

 

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Yes. Yes it is.

 

"RUN YOU IDIOT!"

 

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"Ralof you damn traitor! Out of my way!"

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:50 PM

Already new details of another DLC coming out.. Talon of the Reach or something like that


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:53 PM

I know nothing about a new official DLC (After all this time that's doubtful, especially with mod support to consoles), but speaking of the Reach while everyone in the Skyrim PC land is checking out Beyond Skyrim: Bruma mod (Which serves as a tease to the expansive Beyond Skyrim: Cyrodill mod), I've been poking around in a little mod I found on the Nexus called Beyond Reach, which takes you deeper into the Reach on the High Rock side of the border.

 

Check out the mod author's trailer:

 

 

It's still a work in progress. By the author's estimation, 80% of the mod is in a finished state and playtesters are hashing out the issues with quests to polish it all off. Going by the trailer, the mod's got serious chops to be up there with the greats and my time in the mod confirms that. You can leave the Reach and return to Skyrim at any point, which is different from most quest mods and the landmass is respectable (equivalent to the size of three Holds in base Skyrim). I only dipped my toe into the starting area - a unique town called Divide, which is built on the crumbling foundations of a vast bridge that no longer serves a purpose because enough dirt and soil has built up around the bridge that it's wholly unnecessary....but still a unique feature.

 

But most impressively, is the church built atop one of the support arches.

 

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From the back:

 

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And from the inside:

 

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The landscape is pretty dang unique too. Just beyond the Divide you'll come to the sundered town of Sabbat, which was victim to foul sorcery you'll uncover on your own. There's also a swampish landscape filled with ruins, giving this land a real sense of history.

 

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Sorry for all the night shots, only stayed a in-game day. Just to take a peek at what the mod offered mostly, because it's definitely not expecting you to rush right into it straight out of Helgen (Though you can). And while the Divide is interesting, you can tell some elements are unfinished. The alchemy shop in the Divide is permanently locked up tight and though it has a full smithy, no blacksmith in sight. There is a general goods store though, and the town does boast an Inn but it's not obvious or easy to find (It's not actually on the bridge portion and back a ways when you first encounter the Divide).

 

But hey, new armor, new voices (All very well done), and new music.

 

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Oh, and did I mention mod-specific loading screens?

 

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Worth your time to look at, I feel.



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:52 PM

Been investing a LOT of time into the Quest Mod "The Forgotten City". Like, going on 72 hours on this mod alone.

 

MYSTERY!

 

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MAJESTY!

 

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INTRIGUE

 

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Welcome, to the Forgotten City...

 

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:01 AM

Alright, some threadcromancy here. I'm finally sharing my opinions of ESO.

 

I like it! It plays like... well MMO skyrim. I've got no complaints. I've put something like a thousand hours in skyrim spread over console and PC, and I am thoroughly enjoying the enlarged world space to play in. The character skill system is simple enough, and I am slowly converting my dragonknight's skills off magic to stamina abilities as I've not buffed my magic in any way.

 

I also finally made it away from vvardenfell and those idiot dunmers living under Bau durr. I get it, you do what the living god says: I'm still not gonna live under a rock stopped in time. I was surprised at how faithfully they reproduced the cities in morrowind though. I was walking through memory when I first made it to balmora. And The stop in seyda neen was just a nice touch. Even starting the core story line (you know... the one where you die.) in coldharbour (and my given alliance.) and bleakrock. I liked bleakrock, it was... well. Not a nice place, but the people were decent and didn't deserve what happened. Why are we at war anyway?

 

Long story short. I'm liking what I'm seeing and doing so far. I'm even considering making another character just to explore the different classes and play styles.


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