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@  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.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p


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Fallout 76 Discussion thread: take me home country roads!


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#341 Marduk

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 03:42 PM

Back to 76 because Destiny is a boring mess, and if I'm going to play a boring mess, I might as well play one that's pretty and has places I haven't seen before.

 

I ran into a Mothman in the woods behind Vault 76. Scared the crap out of me. I'm walking along and then *evil music & red glowing eyes* and OMG. Not really sure what happened.  I think he flew away / ran away.

 

Then towards Point Pleasant I saw a Scorchbeast. Uh. When did dragons show up? Big, scary flying dragons that were like 35 levels above me. I... ran.

 

THEN I found another set of Power Armor in Point Pleasant. I don't remember what I'm supposed to do with these things. Ended up over-encumbered and had to slow walk my way back to Camp. Stashed the chassis and armor in my stash box and I guess it's just going to sit there? I'm not high enough to use the armor and I don't have enough Cores to power the chassis for long, so, yeah.

 

I'm still trying to get across the river at Point Pleasant. I haven't explored that side of the map and I keep getting distracted. Still need to go back to the Vault Tec school in Morgantown, but I really want to explore more of the Forest area.

 

 

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 05:13 PM

Wife picked up the clearance copy of Fallout 76. So, by extension, I also now own Fallout 76.



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:39 PM

It's not a bad game. By any measure.

 

By the same yard stick, it's not a very good game, but it's not a bad game.


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:10 PM

Spent about an hour and a half with it. There was minor - very minor - latency issues. A slight hesitation between pushing the button and the action occurring. Nothing to really spoil the game, though.

 

Opted to ignore the main quest and follow Highway 90 to the Fair Grounds. I give Bethesda this - they know how to craft environments. It was fun poking around, collecting the bears like a madman after finding a armor bench at Anchor Farm and needing it to craft Leather armor. The Scorched are a pretty stupid enemy in viewing third hand, but facing them yourself is actually a slightly frantic experience.

 

I got greedy and decided to poke my nose in the race track right across the road. Got killed by a Level 15 Ghoul. Serves me right for venturing so far off the beaten path, but I lost all my junk. Got a nice collection of weapons though. The areas respawn their stuff for the player, right? Like if I were to go back to the Fairground, the bears would all be back and ready to collect again?


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 09:53 PM

Yeah, but that would have happened almost immediately had you just signed out then back in. You would have wound up on another server and *chances are* that no one has looted it recently.
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Posted 27 April 2019 - 04:27 AM

Good to know.

 

Did they ever put in a fix for the Holotape glitch (Where if you are carrying too many Holotapes it won't let you pick up any more thus "breaking" many quests that involve getting a holotape) or is that still there? Told the wife about it so she makes sure she's purging her holotape inventory at semi-regular intervals just in case.

 

EDIT: Back's killing me today so I opted out of work. Wife's asleep so a little more time in the game for me...it's not "clicking" by any stretch of the imagination. The Fair Grounds were fun to explore but ultimately I'm just playing Post Apocalypse Hoarding Simulator. Grabbing all the scrap I can find knowing full well that it will be useful at some point. There's a reason I stopped playing as a shop-vac in Fallout 4. On the road to the Overseer's C.A.M.P., stop by a farm and lumber yard to pick through things and I just feel...bored.


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#347 wonko the sane?

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:49 AM

I have no idea. I actually stopped playing before it came up, and have only touched it once since. It wouldn't have affected me anyway, as I made a habit in both 4 and 76 to clean out holotapes because I found the ridiculous lists on the inventory tabs to be annoying. I only ever kept the ones for active quests and games.

 

Dunno why I kept the games. I never played them...

 

Yeah: 76 didn't quite click with me as well. I enjoyed it for the world exploration, but everything else was kind of dull. Combat is okay until you hit lag spikes, and the render distance makes my usual habits of sniping hard to accomplish. Melee is fun right up until it stops being fun. Frankly, all I have left for 76 at this point is waiting for them to drop the server software for individuals to use, then seeing how much it can be modded.


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 12:28 PM

Made it to Flatwoods. Poked my head around, picked up some survivor stories...it leaves a bad taste in my mouth, honestly. They crafted some very interesting, worldly people to inhabit Fallout 76's game world...and they killed all of them before you ever get a chance to meet them. Also not really digging the whole sinister undertones of the Responders that you find all over, trying to make you suspicious of the organization before ever really learning about them.

 

Also had a nuke go off. Thankfully it was in the final area of the game with folks wrapping up the story. It's rather stupid that a Level 5 gets the quest to kill the Scorched Beast Queen when that happens, not to mention kind of spoils things if you're going into the game blind. I get the nuke warning - that's kind of necessary - but making the final quest server wide...doesn't seem right.



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 12:57 PM

Yeah, never got that myself. But it's what happens, so I just tried to ignore it past the point of "where is it hugging landing this time" and hope it's not the whitesprings.


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 06:24 PM

Wife and I both agree, Fallout 76 isn't for us.

 

For me, it's just Hoarders: Post Apocalypse edition with the various holotapes and notes pointing you to more stuff to hoard.

 

For her, it's the latency. We've got damn good internet (We're actually on a small business plan for our area, that's how much we use it) and the game chugs and starts at random intervals. We've played with graphical settings, everything on our end and still the game has hesitation between pushing a button and action. So it's not on our end.

 

She's gone back to Far Cry 5. I'm back to my strategy titles and enjoying what time I have with the unofficial City of Heroes server.



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 08:37 AM

Welp... I just uninstalled 76 and the beth launcher. I haven't played the game in weeks, and there's no point wasting space on it right now. I keep checking the changelogs, and once something interesting enough to entice me back pops up, I might be convinced to reinstall, but in the mean time... eh.

 

Which is ridiculous considering how much I thoroughly love fallout. I've had 4 on my computer since launch. I BUILT an entirely new computer with "run fallout 4 with mods on extreme graphics" as my design manifesto.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:51 AM

It's been a month or so since I last played, but I'm still in it. The new Nukashine quests were kinda fun. Nukashine itself is pretty useless because of the random teleportation after it wears off, but it's great to be able to brew my own whiskey for my booze-dependent character.

I'll most likely drop back in once some new content hits.

 

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:56 PM

I keep getting upset this isn't Interstate '76.
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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

Haven't uninstalled the game yet. I guess there's some vain hope that it'll grab me eventually. Logged in today after work (Work overnight) and spent some time in and around Flatwoods. Found the Vault-Tec Agricultural Complex and decided to have a peek inside.

 

In older Bethesda-style Fallouts, these places tended to tell a story confined to them while also being a place you scavenged for ammo, medicine, and maybe a new gun or piece of armor. I've commented before how one of my gripes about Fallout 4 is that it's 200 years after the bombs and all the locations are still packed to the gills with loot - the Supermarkets still have food on the counters!

 

I suddenly don't see that as much of a complaint any longer. Someone had been through the Ag Building just before me. So I spent my time exploring a entirely looted building. The only things I got were the pieces of loot everyone gets. Got the story of the place on the one terminal you can access...then headed out onto the roof to take in the Mr. Farmhands go through some Feral Ghouls before they all just suddenly collapsed themselves.

 

It was about as authentic a post-apcoalyptic experience as I'm going to get. There was little to nothing in that building worthwhile. I'm deliberately not scrounging every light bulb and clipboard I find because that's not a gameplay cycle I particularly enjoy...and as a result I walked out of the Ag Complex empty handed. Not even a token bit of experience from fighting off crazed Mr. Farmhands.

 

It then struck me, the same experience was had at the Fairground. Yeah I walked away with a ton of souvenir teddy bears and pre-war money, but that's because I needed the cloth and leather for crafting. The junk of these locations IS the purpose to come to these locations. I'm not chasing guns and armor any longer, the entire game is centered around being a trashman whether you want to be or not.



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 01:25 PM

See, that right there is the crossroads of Good Game Design and Realism.

Turns out realistic post-apocalyptic gameplay isn't terribly compelling or rewarding... especially without a compelling narrative or entertaining NPCs.

Who would have thought?

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

Yeah...it's realistic, but every safe being full of nothing but pre-war cash and a few rusty guns gets really dull.



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 04:23 PM

On the flip side, what story was there was really good. The bedroll in the office and the guy adamant about getting the Mr. Farmhands up and planting crops again because people would need the food, and the struggle to get the Mr. Farmhands to just plant the damn seeds in lieu of having enough fertilizer but he wasn't a robotics guy so he was just winging it as best he could through the coding...

 

Fallout 76 is a weird game in that it's clear there was some genuine love and attention given to the locations/writing, but the core gameplay isn't exactly engrossing for a multiplayer online game. Then I get to thinking about the building in the context of a traditional Fallout game, like if the Responders were still an active faction you could communicate with.

 

Maybe a former police officer of the Responders wants you to get into the Ag complex to dig up the coding on the Mister Farmhands so he can hand it off to some people to tweak the Farmhands into guards for Flatwoods in light of the increased threat of the Scourged. But you get into the complex, and you find the guy working there to get the Farmhands to start planting in the greenhouses again because if any of them want a chance to survive, they've got the expand their diet beyond mutated meat and dubious canned goods filled with preservatives. So you have a choice, either side with the side that wants to turn the Mister Farmhands into guard robots and thus make Flatwoods ridiculously secure from random assaults from the Wasteland, or help get the Farmhands doing their jobs again and having a reliable source of food for the rest of the game.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:55 AM

Well...Well...Well...

 



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 06:20 AM

THAT will probably get me to play consistently again.

 

And I was just wondering what they were going to do to keep 76 rolling.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:10 AM

Like I said in the e3 thread, I have and have wanted to love Fallout 76 since way before launch. I got a new job in Feb so I wasn't able to play as much and after the many missteps it dropped off the map a bit.

 

But this excites me again in a huge way. I'm on PS4 @Kalidor_PS for anyone who wants to team up some time, but I can't promise anything during the week. 





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