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@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 03:49 AM)

I got enough Rand fighting my way through the Sword of Truth series. I can't imagine trying to read the original work.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 02:39 AM)

All the people who like Rand should go live in a big underwater city. I cannot foresee anything that could go wrong with such a scenario.

@  MidnightFox : (19 October 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Everyone needs to stop reading Rand

@  Tieria Prime : (18 October 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Gotten a new Gundam gunpla toy model kit 

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2018 - 09:47 PM)

Ugh it's ridiculous how some people worship Rand's ideas.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2018 - 09:07 PM)

That's one of the things the old cable companies got right: Only one or two options per area. The illusion of choice.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2018 - 08:48 PM)

business types need to stop reading Ayn Rand.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2018 - 07:29 PM)

The streaming services are starting to get too saturated and start canabilising each other.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 October 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Good thing I never bought into VRV...Funimation is pulling out. And I got into HiDive at $4 a month.

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

I mean, white people are calling the cops on black people for random shit lately, it appears.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2018 - 02:49 AM)

It's not that surprising that some people freaked out enough over Youtube being down that they'd call emergency services. I mean, I've heard of at least one instance of someone calling 911 because the restaurant didn't make a cheeseburger to their liking.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/10/16/youtube-experiences-widespread-outage/ Just one of several stories about it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 October 2018 - 11:59 AM)

*groan* Morons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Yep.

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

people were calling 911 about YouTube being down?

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

....what

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:39 AM)

Apparently some people freaked out so much they called 911.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D


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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, 15 September 2018 - 09:18 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

Well, I'm interested.

 

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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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