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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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#81 Glenn

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:45 PM

It's been a long time for me too apparently

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 06:03 PM

Actually switch out Vampire for Dragon and he kind of has it.


I guess that's true. But it looks like before I can do that, I'm going to need a key. And I forget where that town is on the map. So... I'm still hoping to find that little strategy guide when I get home.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:47 PM

Found it. I'm grinding to get the magical armor before going to fight that dragon. Kicked my butt on level 10. I'm 12 now. Get the armor, I should be able to save the princess.

I think the main thing that's going to give me trouble is that with the NES, I was well into the 20 lvl's and you can beat the game rather handily with that. But I don't know if they raised the lvl cap on the iOS or made the Dragon Lord harder. Should be interesting either way.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:52 PM

Nah I had this beat at lv 20 myself here a couple months ago. I had to refresh my memory a few times to remember exactly what I had to do a few times but I got through most of it on my own after 20 years or so. Now DQ 2 I never played through so I'm having a harder time.



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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:16 PM

My main problem I think is that I kinda know certain things I'm supposed to do, but not the order I'm supposed to do it in. So I get my ass kicked trying to do something out of order.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:16 PM

So I just defeated Dragon Quest 1 on the iPad. *goes back a page to see when he got it*

One week ago today! And...umm...I didn't play it at all throughout the week because I was playing DQ XI at my home instead. So basically, I beat this in 3 days.

These older games just aren't as long as I seem to remember.
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 11:29 AM

I beat it! I finally beat it! Dang that final battle really is a gauntlet! But I did it!

*heavy sigh*

Now for post game. *sense of dread*
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 11:51 AM

I'm interested in this game, since I love Toriyama's art and have always wanted to get into DQ, but I'm going to wait until I can find a used copy on Switch. I can't bring myself to buy a DQ game if the money I spend is going to a complete and utter shitstain like Sugiyama; I feel marginally better buying it used just because none of the money I spend will go to him.

 

Of course, that means if there's DLC, I'm not going to buy the DLC... Shit.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:49 PM

I don't know what the story is behind Sugiyama and why you don't like him. But I'm no stranger to not buying something out of principle.

There isn't really any DLC. There were pre-order bonuses which are kinda nice early game but loses a bit of their usefulness later. So really, you wouldn't be missing much at all by getting it used. I don't know when it's supposed to come out for Switch in the States though. Probably going to be a while.
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:30 PM

I don't know what the story is behind Sugiyama and why you don't like him.

He bought a newspaper ad in the Washington post saying that the Nanjing Massacre never happened and Japan has nothing to apologize for from WW2. Also, he has a talk show and laughed about LGBT teens committing suicide.

 

He's a reprehensible excuse for a human being.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:30 AM

Wow! Nothing like finding out you just gave money to a complete and utter scumbag like that! I already have the game, so I'm still playing it. It's still a hell of a fun game. But knowing this now, I may have to reconsider getting any DQ games in the future.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:05 AM

Just get them used. Or pirate them



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:50 AM

Okay, so I got over my boycott and got Dragon Quest 8. I'm loving the game, even if I still hate Sugiyama's guts.

 

Also, despite Sugiyama's shittiness, XI apparently has an extremely positive portrayal of a flamboyant/effeminate gay guy. Like, Sylvando is camp as hell, but he's never mocked by the characters or writing for it, he's one of the most badass, wise and noble characters, he has characterization and development beyond being campy, and most importantly of all, he's never portrayed as predatory. He feels like Yuji Horii and Akira Toriyama giving the most elaborate and awesome "hug you" to Sugiyama.

 

Persona could learn a lot from him.


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:08 AM

I'm interested in this game, since I love Toriyama's art and have always wanted to get into DQ, but I'm going to wait until I can find a used copy on Switch. I can't bring myself to buy a DQ game if the money I spend is going to a complete and utter shitstain like Sugiyama; I feel marginally better buying it used just because none of the money I spend will go to him.

 

Of course, that means if there's DLC, I'm not going to buy the DLC... Shit.

 

Even if you bought it new, none of the money would go to him.  Composers of video games don't get royalties on the games.. only on live concerts or OSTs.  He was paid long before anyone bought the game.



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:19 AM

 

I'm interested in this game, since I love Toriyama's art and have always wanted to get into DQ, but I'm going to wait until I can find a used copy on Switch. I can't bring myself to buy a DQ game if the money I spend is going to a complete and utter shitstain like Sugiyama; I feel marginally better buying it used just because none of the money I spend will go to him.

 

Of course, that means if there's DLC, I'm not going to buy the DLC... Shit.

 

Even if you bought it new, none of the money would go to him.  Composers of video games don't get royalties on the games.. only on live concerts or OSTs.  He was paid long before anyone bought the game.

 

Oh, rad.





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