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@  Rycochet : (05 March 2021 - 02:33 PM)

Better than my techniqueccutting off the outside world entirely and curling up in bed for months, barely eating or doing anything but sleep.

@  electricidad : (05 March 2021 - 09:03 AM)

WandaVision's message: Dealing with grief? Curl up with a good book.

@  tigerhawk : (05 March 2021 - 06:21 AM)

There's more S.cots in Appalachia then Scotland.

@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.


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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

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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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