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@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus


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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.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 24 February 2019 - 08:39 AM.

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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.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 24 February 2019 - 01:20 PM.

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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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