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@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities


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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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