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@  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

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

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

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P


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#21 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 07:02 PM

Doesn't seem like it, BUT the game is still in beta. At least this gives you a means to chuck stuff without leaving it lying around.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 08:27 PM

Name is Gorton.  Basically recreated my old treasure hunter from UO.  Went with lancing for my combat skill.  Spear would fit the character best, I think.



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Posted 02 March 2019 - 09:36 PM

Which server? If you're on azure, look me up in helm and I'll hook you up with some weapons and armor.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:29 PM

Yup, on Azure.

 

In the Helm region ATM.

 

Surprisingly haven't died yet, but I've been playing rather conservatively, combat wise.

 

So far I've fished a little, stolen a bone tunic from a chest in the inn and killed a bunch of rats and lurkers and was gifted a horse and copper spear by a random player.


Edited by Coglestop, 02 March 2019 - 10:33 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:37 PM

When you see me, I'll give you a gold spear. The durability is better than copper, and it's got a massive bonus towards accuracy.
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 12:30 AM

Decided to hit the Helm graveyard.  Man, zombies hit hard.  Probably because my armor stinks and I didn't put any skill points into armor skills at all when I started.  Barely escaped with my life, lol.  Think I'm gonna stick to the sewers for a bit longer.



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 08:44 AM

Yeah, the zombies are wicked strong for some reason. Skirt the outside edge, outside the fieldstone wall, and try to bait the skells. Much easier to kill.


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 08:25 PM

Deciphered my first treasure map.  Points to the Ceyr Pond area.  Not sure if I can handle the mobs that will spawn when it pops, though.


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 08:58 PM

I've got some tattered maps and a tattered SOS if you want. I probably won't ever use them.


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:26 PM

Sure.  I'll try and let you know when I'll be on again.  Could be a few days, unfortunately.

 

Apparently the SOS's are pretty 'risk free' aside from the random wandering mob/PK'er, depending on the area.  Just have to remember to bring my lockpicks.  The maps are a bit trickier.



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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:05 PM

Either way, I got a bunch for ya. Even scored another one tonight when I killed a rat. Also: killed a bunch of rats with 3 eyes on them... so I wonder just whats in the sewer water.

 

Anywho: Some useful things for folks to know if they decide to play the game!

 

-Click and hold the mouse wheel, then move the mouse to rotate the camera.

-Push alt and left click a corpse to auto-loot it.

-Double clicking an animal with no loot on it will automatically harvest the animal, but you'll still need to loot the corpse for the new stuff.

-Push "J" to get the game to show you the health bars of all the creatures on your screen. Yes, even the ones you shouldn't be able to see.

-Push "Z" to get the camera to move back to the default location.

-Push the "." key if you suddenly find autorun turned on.

-When the game gives you a "cannot 'action'" bar, you can do OTHER actions. Or you can do that particular action but only to someone else.

-The game doesn't fold money over to the next denomination when you collect the stuff from creatures in the world. But it will adjust when you deposit it in the bank.

-There is no skill to harvest resources (plants, skins, meat.) in the world. It's an automatic success every time, so carry your hunting knife.

-Hostile animals will sometimes run up to you, then run away. I don't know if they think they're playing with you, or it's a glitch. But once they hit their start position, they will return to you and actually attack.

-You can chop up human NPC and player corpses. But unlike UO, all you get is a generic head you can use as decoration. Might be part of a bounty thing, I'm currently unsure.

-So far: torches don't burn out. So hotkey it to see in dark places. You can also use a torch while using a 1 handed weapon, most tools, and a shield.

-Weapon skills don't determine damage, just frequency to hit. Get a weapon with a high "+ accuracy".

-Magic skills do not determine damage, just chance of a successful cast. But the reagent is burned even if you fail. Carry lots.

-There is currently no means to repair weapons or armor: Don't get overly attached to stuff, and take the warnings that things are almost broken seriously.

-Points on interest (mines, dungeons, towns and the like.), once you've found them, will be on your large map ("M" key.) with a dot.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 05 March 2019 - 06:59 AM.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:49 PM

Fished up my first SOS treasure today.  Not much, bout 100 copper a couple of gems, a heal potion and some assorted regents, but it's a start.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:21 PM

Ok, after trying a treasure map, my current char just can't handle combat at all. Killed in seconds by the two goblins that spawned to protect the treasure. I'm thinking maybe I should have gone combat first and picked up treasure hunting on the side.

 

Gonna roll a new warrior build and keep Gorton around for fishing/cooking, I think.  He can handle SOS stuff just fine since mobs don't spawn on those.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 01:05 PM

You could train him up. The sewers are usually good to get to 30-35, and then you just grab missions from the dispatcher. Also: Get a + accuracy weapon. The higher the better. Makes all the difference in the world. Oh, and armor. If you use heavy armor, I can hook you up with some + defense gear.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:45 PM

It was an eventful night. I did some dispatches, and wound up killing some trolls along the way (which were easier than their size leads you to believe.) Cranked out a bunch of craft orders (small ones with my banked surplus materials.), fabbed a new gold warhammer (23 dam,+74% and +14 accuracy.), and then decided to go raid the big helm bandit camp. Made some friends along the way too and almost an entire gold.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 10:15 PM

I messed around with an alternate build on a separate character to figure out how I'd like to change Gorton.  Think I'm gonna drop lancing and picking up slashing instead.  Weapon swings at a faster rate despite the slight decrease in max damage and seems to fit my actual play style more.



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Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:27 PM

Any idea what's with the big blue dome in eldier village? I finally did more than run in and grab some some reagents, and I just noticed it.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:04 PM

Wish I could answer that. Saw it myself while testing a possible slashing build. Thought it was some sort of arena or something, but I couldn't find a way inside.

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:06 PM

The arena is actually south-ish of the dome. It's one of the spots I found while actually exploring the village.

 

Oh yeah, before I forget again: am I alone in thinking this game could be modded into the fallout mmo the fans actually deserve?


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:15 PM

Depending on how the modding tools work, I think it could. Information on modding the game seem to be rather sparse and somewhat contradictory, though. Doesn't help that 90% of said information isn't from citadel studios directly, though.



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