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@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.


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#1 Xellos

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:29 PM

Gonna keep a list of friend codes and names of us who play the game, hopefully to help some new people out:
 
Xellos: NA - Miku - 089,222,366
              JP - Miku - 330,757,329


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Well, looks like Fate/Grand order, the only mobile game that has consistently gained my time, attention, and sometimes money, is being released this summer in English.
 
https://mobile.twitt...322170025603072
 
Looks like you cannot transfer a Japanese account to the new server though.  As of now, it is still a possibility of having an English patch for the Japanese like Granblue Saga, so hopefully that will be the case.
 
I'll likely make a new account for the story aspects (I have way too many good things in my Japanese account to abandon it and start over).  In fact, it will be really nice to see the story, as I generally skip or fast forward through them, since there is no way for me to really tell what is happening in a visual novel...  And it will be really nice to be able to know what each skill is and not have to constantly look at the wiki for it.
 
Warning: Gameplay description that may or may not be hard to follow coming.  Read at your own risk:
Gameplay is really nice, most servant classes have a rock/paper/scissors relationship with others, and you get to choose a party of 6 to go to battle (one of which is a guest servant you pick from another player, which is an awesome crutch for most of the game), with the last 3 being one reserve in case one of the front ones dies.  Each servant has 5 "cards" that are either Quick (low power, but extra hits and crit generation for the next turn), Arts (medium power, but charges the Noble Phantasm (NP), the super attack for each character), and Buster (high attack, low everything else), and when you take a turn, it shuffles the 15 cards from the 3 characters, shows you 5 of them, and you choose 3 to attack.  The nice thing is that it is all turn based, so there is no need to rush anything, which is perfect for a mobile game.  There are also skills each character has that can be used before you attack, and the NP can also be used to attack if the gauge is full. 
Bad description of good gameplay over:
 
There is also the Gatcha system for getting new servants...  Really low percentage to get 4 or 5 star characters, but they are so worth it.  Unlike some other ftp games, you can't raise the rarity of the servants, only later can raise their level cap by using special very limited items.  You get the Saint Quarts or tickets needed to summon new characters through logins, playing the story, events, or by using real money.  It actually has a pretty good rate of giving them out, so it is actually not hard to be a FTP player (I started Jan '16 and only started buying a bit in Sept, trying in vain to get a limited character).
 
I lucked out by getting my favorite character, Saber Alter (a 4 star), at the beginning of the game, then got a limited 5 star during the event that was going on (Saber Wars), then got the next limited 5 Star character (Saber Nero Bride), then nothing for a while...  I did not have a 5 star for all 7 of the main classes until this past January.  Though every month or two they have an event (or now event reruns) where you can easily acquire a free 4 star character who is usually pretty decent (or really damn good, like Kuro from the Fate/Prisma Illya collab event).
 
My only problem with the game (aside from not being able to read anything, which will be rectified in the summer), is that I find some of the voice acting to be pretty terrible (yeah, personal preference, but can get really annoying).  Granted, the story segments are not voiced, only the battle lines, when the characters are Ascended (level cap break), and some lines in your "room."  It is the battle one that can get pretty grating for me  (Saber Nero Bride is one of the prime examples).  I can overlook most of it because it is FTP and the gameplay is fun, and expect them to do the lazy/cheap thing and not have a dub (like Fate/Extella for the PS4), but damn, some of the voices are just...
 
Anywho, to sum it up, pretty good mobile game, keeps my attention, and will finally be able to read the story for it.  And if you want to play it now japanese, will likely need the wiki...
http://fategrandorde...and_Order_Wikia
 


Edited by Xellos, 09 December 2019 - 01:33 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

Well, I'm interested.

 

...If you couldn't tell. >.>



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:34 PM

I'm not sure if I want to try considering that I'll probably get pretty far on the JP version by the time this starts, but translations for all the story material would be appreciated.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:05 AM

I'm interested.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:37 AM

Some more info on the release:

http://www.animenews...-canada/.114901

 

Looks like they are possibly keeping the app and UI upgrades, but only starting with 2 chapters...  If they have chapter 2 before they nerfed it, it should be... interesting.  I started right after chapter 4 came out, but I have heard the horror stories, especially when there will be few level 90 supports to help us through.

 

Unless I get Saber Alter very early, I doubt I am gonna spend a whole lot of time on it, too much invested in the Japanese version, but considering it is still the only mobile game I constantly play, who knows. 


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 01:47 PM


Well this is sooner than expected.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:07 PM

Neat!



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:49 AM

Yep, gonna be rerolling much of the day then.  I'll likely post some of my good-but-not-good-enough-for-me rolls her for others to take.

 

Only thing that sucks is that I think it will be real close to a event in the original version.   Let's see how my attention span is....


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:59 AM

Is the rerolling going to end up with dead servers for a few days like in the Japanese version?

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

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...Still gonna keep trying until I get something going decent.   Just remember, 5star servants have a 1% drop rate...  And 4star ones aren't common either.   Getting a decent 4star will likely be fine for a long time.

 

Edit: They also announced that the anime F/GO First Order (an alternate telling of the "tutorial" first stage of the game) is having the dub premiere at Anime Expo.  Looking forward to the BD release, but damn, Aniplex prices...


Edited by Xellos, 12 June 2017 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:40 AM

4-star of choice confirmed!

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:32 PM

Excellent, the updated starter set.  I initially did many hours over 2-3 days in order to get a 4-star at the beginning (Saint Martha), and super lucked out by the Saber Wars event happening at the time, and I rolled Saber Alter as well.

 

I hope they have the updated UI to go along with it as well.

 

Now, deciding which to choose is hard.... Heracles will eventually save you many a later-game fight, and can probably rush you through early game, but Saint Martha is so tanky as well...

 

Not much longer to go.  And not much longer for Epic of Remnant: Argatha in the Japanese release, too.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:17 AM

Seems it's started already, but they haven't actually told anybody how they'll get the 4-star they chose.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:57 AM

It will be a code at a later date, it seems...

Got up early for work to try it out, damn, that first slow tutorial battle is torture...

Skipped the cutscenes (can reread them later), got Heracles on my free pull. Figured I was gonna reroll anyways, and gonna rush to the end to unlock the possibility of saber alter... so did a 10 pull for the he'll of it, got nothing good, so figured I would waste the rest of the quartz... got a 5 star Waver (El Malloi II), one of the best supports. Now I am torn on rerolling.

Edited by Xellos, 26 June 2017 - 02:58 AM.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:01 AM

Get Siegfried and Stheno for comedy value. And make videos.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

I was looking forward to playing it yesterday, but it still wasn't up before I went to bed. Now it's up but I'm stuck at work. :(

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:29 PM

Whelp, lots of stuff going on, have been able to play both versions, and reroll a ton, but haven't been able to keep up or post any spare rerolls.

 

Aside from some bad translations *cough* Altria *cough* (and aside from my dislike of some of the voices), it is pretty good.  I ended up keeping my Waver/Heracles from my first pull (prolly 60+ rerolls, never saw him again, saw others multiple times). 

 

3 10-pulls on story after Fuyuki, still no Saber Alter.  Did do 1 10-pull on Gilgamesh, and now one of the biggest a-holes in the Nasuverse is on my team.  Great character to have though. 

 

I still have not finished anything besides Fuyuki yet, though, as I am still committed to getting Saber Alter, and best chance is when there are not as many new additions to the story gatcha.

 

I do have a couple Jeanne rerolls and a single Vlad reroll left over if anyone wants one though.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 05:00 AM

I was going after Saber Alter as well, but got Altera instead. That's good enough for me to keep.

Who did you use your free 4-star pick on?

Edited by Patchouli Knowledge, 11 July 2017 - 05:03 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:16 PM

It was either Stheno or Elizabeth, and since there will be no more gold Lancers til Scathatch or when London comes out, I picked Elizabeth.  Stheno is okay, but only real great use is during Camelot.

 

About 20 minutes ago, I tried again for Saber Alter, and Altera popped up.  Still shocked at 3 5-stars in just over 2 weeks, what took me 3 months to get on the Japanese server.

 

Just hope my luck returns when Jeanne Alter shows up.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:27 PM

I've only gotten 5-stars on one of the four 10-pulls I've done (Altera came with a Kaleidoscope). I'm running out of Saint Quartz, though. Any suggestions on how to farm it more efficiently?





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