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@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.


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Legends of Aria. Is anyone playing?


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:59 AM

So, I was feeling nostalgic this morning, and started looking up UO free shards. Which led me to reddit, and mention of a game called Legend of Aria. So I looked it up. It, functionally, looks like UO 2. I have no problem with this. And the PROFESSIONAL reviews are generally pretty good. Higher than 76 anyway.

 

But... actually seeing what the community says is jarring. It's quite literally love or hate and no in between. I mean, it's usually like that anyway, but it seems more obvious on this one.

 

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the game they would be interested in sharing? I wouldn't mind first or second hand information from people whose opinions I actually trust.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:14 PM

I've been checking on it from time to time. Haven't actually played it, though. I have heard there is a server available that tries it's best to recreate old school UO using the Aria client.

https://www.legendsofultima.online

Edited by Coglestop, 23 February 2019 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:51 PM

Yeah, A couple of the posts I read mentioned it. One article even suggested the dev team was functionally pulling a bethesda by allowing modding which the unity engine only barely allows. Like I said: incredibly divisive.

 

You've been following it longer than me (I literally only learned of it this morning! Yay!) so, any thoughts on development you'd care to share?


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:29 PM

Iirc it was originally called shards online and the idea from the beginning was to kind of be a legal UO community server type of thing. As far as the modding thing goes. Unity is used for making maps and everything else is done through Lua scripting.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:36 PM

Supposedly some of the dev team came from EA, and they originally worked on UO, which is part of what drove them to do this. I got nothing to back this up cause I haven't done any looking into the dev team.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:33 AM

I decided this morning "What the hell, I can afford it" and opted to buy from the website then link to steam once it drops there in a few weeks. Apparently they don't take credit cards and you HAVE to pay with paypal.

 

So yeah, I'll wait for the steam cut.

 

Edit: I didn't wait. I logged into paypal to see what my options were and everything was actually up to date, so I just bought it, and I'll link it with steam whenever it finally gets there.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:59 AM

Installed, and I've played for 15-ish minutes.

 

It's UO. It's hugging UO in a new engine and god damnit did I miss this. I really need a chill game right now, and this will fit nicely. Going to see how high I can set the graphics next time I play (cause it defaulted to minimum, which; frankly, was a nice touch.) and then, I guess I'll mine some more and see about crafting some basic weapons and armor. I'm not even on a modded server, just the early access US east and... It's friggen UO.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 12:38 PM

Really? Think I might have to give it a go. Been missing UO fiercely, but the client feels so clunky these days, I just can't anymore.

Love to run a tavern like I did on my original UO account before that account got banned.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 01:01 PM

There's a chef class, so... depending on the recipes, you very well could.

 

If you choose to jump in: My character is named "Wonko" and I'm working out of helm right now. And the US east server if you want to connect in game.

 

Edit: server is azure sky and characters ARE server dependent.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 01:59 PM

I'd probably start off doing a treasure hunter build. I had a lot of fun doing that in UO and it's how I got enough gold to buy the cabin I turned into my pub.

I saw they have treasure maps and sos messages in Aria after all.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 04:55 PM

I already found one even! In fact there's an actual treasure hunter CLASS.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:49 PM

And I just got overly excited by the fact I can now mine copper ore. I dunno if it's cause of the week I've had, or I simply missed UO that much.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:51 PM

Plan on getting it soon. Might not be until next week, though.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:36 PM

Alright, now that the "excitement" of the last week has finally peaked and ebbed (the story of which is available in the depression and suicide thread.), I was able to sit down and have a full and uncontested HOUR of game time! I got tired of mining (since I usually make a crafter/warrior character.), kept one of the maces I was making and flogging: and hit up the helm sewers for my first foray into combat!

 

I killed giant rats, giant bats, and giant spiders. I figured out how to harvest materials from corpses, and then figured out that no one wants to buy rat meat, so I should just cook it myself. With this done, I opted to run up to the helm's graveyard (which is a surprising distance from town, understandably so.) and try my hand at killing... whatever is in a graveyard in this game. I saw zombies: and it turned out that THEY were better warriors in death than I am in life, and I ran like a scared puppy. Which means my NEXT step should probably be to make myself some armor... and figure out where to get more crafting recipes.

 

Also figure out where to cook stuff myself while in town. Cause that rat meat ain't gonna get any better as tartar.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:21 PM

Alright... so the merchants won't buy my old mace cause it's used, I can't fix it (that I know of.) to make it fungible, and I there isn't a garbage can anywhere?

 

*throws it on the ground*

 

Goodbye copper mace, I'll never forget the bears you helped me kill.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 05:28 PM

I dunno if this is a glitch, or attention to detail: I've been raiding the sewers under helm while I work on my combat skills (I finally got high enough in blacksmithery to make a full set of armor.) and the coinage I pick up doesn't automatically roll over into the next demomination (100 copper into 1 silver.). I walk out with about 1000 copper and it'll adjust only when I put it in the bank.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 05:58 PM

Iirc, money in EverQuest worked in a similar way during the first few years it was live.

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:16 PM

Picked up the game, won't be able to play until after 8pm eastern, though.

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:40 PM

Picked up the game, won't be able to play until after 8pm eastern, though.

S'alright. You do you. Let me know what weapon you use, and if I can: I'll make you the gold version of it. I made a gold hammer (bashing weapon.) and oh my god I am in love. It doesn't do more damage than the iron version: but the weapon is +23 accuracy, while iron is +1. my hit miss ration was about 30 percent, but now I am a literal danger to fight.

 

Edit: Oh yeah, I am about to tell you the single most important thing I can think of: There IS a garbage can, it's right near the bank. Look for a barrel with some little stuff on the lid.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 06:19 PM

Lol. I remember those from UO. Do the build up points you can use for goodies like the clean up Britannia barrels used to?



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