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@  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

@  Shockwave 75 : (16 October 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter what you do it's going to shit on the board and strut around like it won.

@  Pennpenn : (16 October 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Well, there is also the fact that the person you're arguing against won't accept the authority as neutral (or valid or credible) unless they agree with everything that person says.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 05:35 AM)

Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:21 AM)

Anyone who's ever argued with dumbasses on the internet knows how stubborn and persistent they can be. Dozens of people can tell them they're wrong, and they' just stick their fingers in their ears and go "na na can't hear you!"

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:19 AM)

Especially if its a bet about an objective truth. Chances are, you provide overwhelming evidence for your position, the dumbass won't accept your evidence or will just change the rules and then claim the money you allegedly owe him.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:17 AM)

I've just been reminded of a life lesson: Never take a bet with a dumbass unless there's a neutral authority accepted by both sides that will decide on the winner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 03:42 AM)

Peace was never an option.

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 October 2018 - 08:18 PM)

Sad thing is... Boomers are still leaving their vile taint on a lot of the younger generation.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

Certainly the boomers won't live to see it, and they're the worst generation for not giving a shit

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

We're seeing some of it, yeah, but very likely all the truly catastrophic impacts will hit once most of us are dead

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 07:46 PM)

Stupid thing is: We ARE seeing results in our lifetime, but it's still slow enough that we, as a culture, are willing to ignore it despite what the scientists are saying.

@  MEDdMI : (14 October 2018 - 07:41 PM)

Captain Planet we need you

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:30 PM)

As long as nothing interrupts their morning latte and consumer-driven lifestyles, they're good

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:26 PM)

Because humans are notoriously bad at caring about things they don't see happening within their lifetimes

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:09 PM)

And no one else in my class cared. None of my teachers cared. My parents didn't care.

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:08 PM)

One of my more frustrating memories regarding Climate Change is from when I was in 2nd grade in 1996. My poor redneck middle-of-nowhere school had a decade old science textbook written so a 2nd grader could read it and it had enough about the impending Global Warming that I was worried as a 6 year old.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 04:45 PM)

Plus a MUCH higher chance of lake effect snow: since milder means the great lakes will take that much longer to freeze over.


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What do you think would be better size class names?


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:59 PM

All the discussion in the new line thread had me thinking about this.

 

The nomenclature has changed quite a bit over the course of the franchise.

 

Do you think you could come up with a better naming scheme?

 

I think Beast Wars really had it best, but I think i'd change a few things around now.

 

Basic

Deluxe

Mega

Ultra

Supreme

 

Although the "battle names" were pretty cool too

 

Scout

Warrior

Commander

Leader

Titan

 

What are some of your favorite combinations?


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#2 Walky

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

the sizes, according to my toddlers:

 

small

big

BIG

BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...

 

i say we go with those



#3 Sabrblade

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

You forgot Super in the BW classes. It was BM that introduced the larger Supreme class.

 

 

And Commander was a DOTM/Prime Cyberverse class. You're thinking of Voyager.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#4 Tyranno

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:09 PM

Not So Big

Kinda Big

Big

Bigger

Biggest


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:15 PM

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#6 MrBlud

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

You forgot Super in the BW classes. It was BM that introduced the larger Supreme class.

 

 

And Commander was a DOTM/Prime Cyberverse class. You're thinking of Voyager.

 

I didn't forget, I "shrank" it to accommodate the smaller number of "main" size classes we have today.

 

Same with Commander, that's what I think Voyager should become.


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#7 NightViper

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:38 PM

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Muscle

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Wildcard

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#9 Confuzor

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:40 PM

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

Bumblebee

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Optimus

Optimus

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#11 Gryllid

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

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Tall

Grande

Venti

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:35 PM

Baby I

Baby II

Child

Adult

Perfect

Ultimate


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#13 Noideaforaname

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:50 PM

Ruler
Officer
Brawler
Infiltrator
Toadie

 

 

Kinda moot once you're really into Transformers, but the size classes being roles combined with the faction really help give a new toy purpose right off the bat, regardless of how shallow the bio/onscreen depiction is. "Five ways of saying big" tries to make everything sound epic, which means nothing is.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:08 PM

military ranks.

Private (for tiny figures like legions and masters)

Corporal (scout/basic/commander equivalent)

Sergeant (warrior/deluxe equivalent)

Lieutenant (voyagerish)

General (leader class)

Commander in Chief (supreme)

Titan stays the same 



#15 Shockwave 75

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

I liked the Beast Era names. They were kind of self explanatory.




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#16 LV!

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:16 PM

I've said it a hundred times before, but above "Basic" the only reason the BW price points seem self-explanatory is because we were used to them. Otherwise there is no reason Deluxe-Mega-Ultra-Super-Supreme couldn't be Super-Mega-Ultra-Supreme-Deluxe or Ultra-Mega-Super-Deluxe-Supreme.

 

Mind you, it still makes an order of magnitude more sense than anything that uses "Legend" or "Voyager" to describe a size.



#17 Platypus Prime

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:21 PM

Kids lines:

Cheapest

Not-As-Cheap-But-Ok

Birthday

Christmas

Guilt

Moneyhole

 

I think that should cover it.  If it's a collector oriented line:

Throwaway Homage

Scale Argument

Bigger Scale Argument

This character would be so much better if it was either larger or smaller

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

whatever the basics/scout/legends assortment is should be renamed to perfection

everything else can just be variations of whatever and who cares

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

I think it should be:

Titian masters/head masters, AKA the smallest bots about currently

Legends AKA the most basic of formers and one time could be considered Minicons

Scout AKA legends as of the other year, not sure why they rebranded that size class, they just did!

Deluxe, one of the norm sizes

Voyager

Ultra, Where are thou, these days, oh, wait, you became leader, class didn't you or do you just yell out Fusion at the same time as leader and you got combined together?

Leader, when do leaders have charaters who aren't leaders in any form, example, Jetfire/Skyfire?

Surpeme somebody shink those dammed city bots to this size

Omega Surpeme class or better known as Titan class or, Extremely big class, to big to be of any serious play value as a robot or super big paper weights!


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:31 PM

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