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@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 06:24 PM

Ya. Which makes sense. I always seem to miss a few things even spending time exploring nooks and crannies everywhere.

Anyone know how we unlock the normal looking gated doors yet? Its weird having a magic key that isnt the unlock everything in the game key.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:39 AM

I haven't got that far yet. I was hoping that the sewer key would work on them, but it doesn't.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 11:41 AM

Did the Restless knight storyline last night. That was pretty fun! It was especially cool because I had my Drusilian armor on the whole time, and it made the cut scenes even better for it!


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:42 AM

So I finally sat down and did some slot machines last night after getting Jade back. I had a blast doing that storyline and it got me started in my gambling for tokens. I had tried the slime adventure before and the poker, but I am afraid that I didn't do well, so that put me off. The regular slot machines are pretty nice though and can easily be won. The key to see if a slot machine will pay out is to play it about 6 times, and it you don't win that much then switch to the other machines of the same type next to it.  Also, once you get into Silver spin mode, you are sure to rack it up.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:21 AM

Got Erik back last night by doing his entire story line, and I really enjoyed it.

 

 

Anyone know how to use the Slime Cheat sheet?


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 10:50 AM

Well, I am over 70 hours into the game and loving it so far! 
 
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:49 PM

Finished the "main" story. But man the post game is going to be a tad nuts. Seems we're finally getting some explanation to the little marshmallow spirit guys. But yep the key to unlock the gated doors is post game to my understanding.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:32 AM

Yeah, I am about the same point you are. I got the key and went around the world getting all the stuff with it before calling it a night.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:13 PM

Just started playing today on PC.  Just climbed cobblestone Tor and am liking it so far.



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:51 PM

Nice! It is a great game! I am about 96 hours into it now, and having a blast! 


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:06 AM

I'm about 4 hours in now.. Erik wants to go beat up Derk.. and man this story got intense really quickly.

 

Also looking froward to seeing how the cute little disappearing blobs I keep seeing (like the one from opening cinematic) play into the story.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:57 PM

I'm about 4 hours in now.. Erik wants to go beat up Derk.. and man this story got intense really quickly.

 

Also looking froward to seeing how the cute little disappearing blobs I keep seeing (like the one from opening cinematic) play into the story.

 

Truthfully don't expect much from the lil spirits until late in the game, and even then there isn't much about them until the post game. Generally they do tend to hint towards nearby goodies though.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 01:12 PM

yeah I've noticed they seem to be around sparklies and treasure chests so far..  



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 10:43 PM

Man Im loving the post game so far. Its giving us more explanation of what everything is and while I am disappointed in a certain story bit so far, its still got me hooked. I meant to play Overwatch to grab some Halloween skins and go through Megaman 11 but I keep popping in DQ instead.

I think this might be the only other JRPG I could go completionist on and try to max out all the characters and get all their best gear, etc. I havent done that even for DQ VIII, and that was my favorite JRPG for a good decade.

Also gotta love Rab. I had a good laugh at the cinematic when you visit Angri-la the first time in the post game.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:25 AM

I tried to fight that monster in the battleground for Serena's quest, and wow did I get my butt kicked hard! Definitely need to do some leveling in that area before I try that again!


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:04 AM

I'm just about to do the disguised race in Gallopolis.



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 09:22 AM

Okay.. this 'use a specific pep, on a specific mob' quest is kind of annoying... but at least im getting a couple levels out of it.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 02:44 PM

Yeah, those quests were my least favorite and I think that there are 6 or ore of them.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:31 PM

woohoo got the boat and 2 crossbow zones.



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 06:12 PM

I met a certain mermaid, who seemed like a waste of time,

but ever since I met her. I want to talk in rhyme. 

The chain wasn't all that long, I didn't even have to try,

and by the end I had the feels, it made me want to cry.





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