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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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#341 Fnu Aw

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 03:59 PM

I liked Battlefront 1 more than Battlefront 2.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:53 PM

I actually prefer the slower paced Street Fighter II games. Sure my first SNES SF game was Turbo and for a while was the only version of SFII I could play. So I got used to Turbo speeds. But now with the 30th Anniversary Collection and the Arcade 1UP machine, I've gotten used to the slower pace and Turbo is actually a bit too fast paced for me.
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Posted 30 April 2019 - 09:29 PM

I hate Sonic's blue spheres levels.

 

HATE



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:18 PM

I hate Sonic's blue spheres levels.

 

HATE

 

I don't think this is unpopular opinion.  I generally have no clue what's going on in them, myself.  Just start moving around in directions and then it's "oh, alright, I 'died'.  I guess.  Or something...".  Pure nonsense.

 

Not to stir up the hornet's nest around the stuff that got me villified the last time, but that's totally in keeping with the parts I dislike about classic Sonic, in that a lot of it feels like blindly moving forward with no sense of direction, which is counter-intuitive to me.  A guy who spends his life moving around "at the speed of light" should be perfectly in control of his surroundings at all times, and Classic Sonic just makes me feel like I'm stumbling on every bump and rock in sight.

 

 

Or for the TL;DR, no matter what his fans are accustomed to, I still don't think the 80s/90s-style "trial-and-error" platformer is really the right genre for Sonic to reside in.


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 01:47 AM

I think BFA (WoW) is not bad.

I don't like GW 2 mounts.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 06:51 AM

So effing tired of SF2



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 09:11 AM

That could be my fault. I've been on a Capcom kick lately. I'm sure I've been talking about it a lot.
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 09:22 AM

No, it's just capcom's insistence of putting it everywhere and acting like we should be glad it's there (Sega classic coming to mind) instead of some of their other games.

I mean I get it.... SF2 is an icon.... but can be gotten literally everywhere. Stop forcing it down our throats.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:24 PM

I hate Sonic's blue spheres levels.
 
HATE

 
I don't think this is unpopular opinion.  I generally have no clue what's going on in them, myself.  Just start moving around in directions and then it's "oh, alright, I 'died'.  I guess.  Or something...".  Pure nonsense.
 
Not to stir up the hornet's nest around the stuff that got me villified the last time, but that's totally in keeping with the parts I dislike about classic Sonic, in that a lot of it feels like blindly moving forward with no sense of direction, which is counter-intuitive to me.  A guy who spends his life moving around "at the speed of light" should be perfectly in control of his surroundings at all times, and Classic Sonic just makes me feel like I'm stumbling on every bump and rock in sight.
 
 
Or for the TL;DR, no matter what his fans are accustomed to, I still don't think the 80s/90s-style "trial-and-error" platformer is really the right genre for Sonic to reside in.

It seems to me that your real problem with classic Sonic games is that you heard enough memes about them to form a deep-seated impression of what they were all about before you'd actually played any of them yourself, and now you're trying to play the game you imagined instead of the game that's in front of you.

Classic Sonic games are essentially about exploration. You find objects and things that might be routes you could take, you play with the physics, you figure out how different objects and setpieces work. Physics in particular are the defining feature of classic Sonic--the main reason Sonic Mania was so much better received than Sonic 4 is because Mania got the physics right. Speed is certainly an element, but it's a reward for figuring things out, whether it's "congratulations, you're at the beginning of Emerald Hill Zone and you realized you can press right to go right" or "yes, that's the right spot to jump on a curved hill so instead of going backwards you'll go forwards and cover ground faster than you would running alone" or "you got through that difficult platforming section, now please enjoy this loop and some rings." Or, yes, "you've memorized exactly where to jump so that you'll just miss the wall and not have to stop." Generally as the game goes on it makes you work harder. But the key is that it's not enough to have Sonic's ability to move his legs back and forth really fast--you also need his grasp of his environment.

Once you understand what Sonic understands that allows him to go fast, you can go fast, too.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:58 PM

No, it's just capcom's insistence of putting it everywhere and acting like we should be glad it's there (Sega classic coming to mind) instead of some of their other games.

I mean I get it.... SF2 is an icon.... but can be gotten literally everywhere. Stop forcing it down our throats.

Alpha and 3 deserve more love than SF2.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 02:34 PM

Any time "crafting" is in a game, it's usually a tacked on feature used for a retail box call out instead of just, y'know, finding the actual gun or ammo or what have you.

 

I think Horizon Zero Dawn is the ONLY time I've ever thought crafting was done well in a game instead of something that grinds it to an absolute halt.


 

No, it's just capcom's insistence of putting it everywhere and acting like we should be glad it's there (Sega classic coming to mind) instead of some of their other games.

I mean I get it.... SF2 is an icon.... but can be gotten literally everywhere. Stop forcing it down our throats.

Alpha and 3 deserve more love than SF2.

 

SF Alpha 3 remains the best Street Fighter.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:58 PM

I...I don't like Street Fighter.

 

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:04 PM

We can't be friends anymore.
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:54 PM

We can't be friends anymore.

W-well it's not like I wanted to be friends with you anyway b-baka!


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:12 AM

You can all rag on vanilla SF2, SF2CE, SF2T, SF2 Red Wave ,SSF2Turbo

 

But no one can say nothing about Super Street Fighter 2 ill shank an Allsparker


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 02:51 AM

 

 

I hate Sonic's blue spheres levels.
 
HATE

 
I don't think this is unpopular opinion.  I generally have no clue what's going on in them, myself.  Just start moving around in directions and then it's "oh, alright, I 'died'.  I guess.  Or something...".  Pure nonsense.
 
Not to stir up the hornet's nest around the stuff that got me villified the last time, but that's totally in keeping with the parts I dislike about classic Sonic, in that a lot of it feels like blindly moving forward with no sense of direction, which is counter-intuitive to me.  A guy who spends his life moving around "at the speed of light" should be perfectly in control of his surroundings at all times, and Classic Sonic just makes me feel like I'm stumbling on every bump and rock in sight.
 
 
Or for the TL;DR, no matter what his fans are accustomed to, I still don't think the 80s/90s-style "trial-and-error" platformer is really the right genre for Sonic to reside in.

 

It seems to me that your real problem with classic Sonic games is that you heard enough memes about them to form a deep-seated impression of what they were all about before you'd actually played any of them yourself, and now you're trying to play the game you imagined instead of the game that's in front of you.

Classic Sonic games are essentially about exploration. You find objects and things that might be routes you could take, you play with the physics, you figure out how different objects and setpieces work. Physics in particular are the defining feature of classic Sonic--the main reason Sonic Mania was so much better received than Sonic 4 is because Mania got the physics right. Speed is certainly an element, but it's a reward for figuring things out, whether it's "congratulations, you're at the beginning of Emerald Hill Zone and you realized you can press right to go right" or "yes, that's the right spot to jump on a curved hill so instead of going backwards you'll go forwards and cover ground faster than you would running alone" or "you got through that difficult platforming section, now please enjoy this loop and some rings." Or, yes, "you've memorized exactly where to jump so that you'll just miss the wall and not have to stop." Generally as the game goes on it makes you work harder. But the key is that it's not enough to have Sonic's ability to move his legs back and forth really fast--you also need his grasp of his environment.

Once you understand what Sonic understands that allows him to go fast, you can go fast, too.

 

 

No, I've played all the classic Sonic games.  Just, not at the point when they were super-popular (outside of messing around with Sonic 2 infrequently as a kid when I was over at friends' places, and generally failing hard at Chemical Plant Zone 2), and more when I was more critical of game design and such.

 

I have no problems with explorative platformers.  That's what Mario started to become, at least once the ratchet scrolling of Super Mario Bros. was out of the way and you had a bit more freedom of movement.  And I love speed blitzing my way around Megaman X and Zero, after I've gotten used to the stage layouts.

 

But Sonic's level design simply doesn't fly with me as being at all representative of who he is, and how he's portrayed outside the actual gameplay.  He's a "gotta go fast" guy, never once second-guessing his actions and always blazing forward at full clip.  He navigates hazards like he's got a sixth sense for danger.  The gameplay doesn't make you feel like that Sonic whatsoever.  You can only go full speed essentially if you have a map?  That doesn't sound like Sonic at all.  And as I mentioned earlier, most of the level design of those classic games wound up forcing you to slow down rather than speed up.  All those manually cranked elevators in Chemical Plant and Casino Night, and waiting around for block staircases to shift into the right position and such.  The games felt like they were trying to impede your speed at all costs (which they kinda were, since full speed meant they had to design larger levels, which could cause loading problems), rather than let you be free.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:48 AM

The people who PvP in FFXIV are complete idiots.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:04 AM

The people who PvP in FFXIV are complete idiots.

To be fair, most of them are bots.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:22 AM

Than the bots could at least learn to attack healers.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:22 AM

I kind of forgot FF XIV had pvp..



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