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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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#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.


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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.


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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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