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@  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

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 09:39 PM

I don't expect useful information about modding until it's out of beta. Though I am surprised at how many modded servers there are.


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:24 PM

Respecced Gorton for slashing.  Seems to be doing a bit better now.  Ran away from my first troll, after I accidentally got my poor horse killed.  Thankfully they are slow.

Edited by Coglestop, 11 March 2019 - 10:29 AM.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:45 AM

I can actually kill trolls now. I spent some time over the weekend hunting them. You get beast leather if you skin them, and that sells well even to NPC vendors.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:41 AM

Just need to get my slashing over 50, lol

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:55 PM

If we can ever find each other on the game: I'll crank you out a nice sword. I just last night made a new warhammer out of cobalt: I'm hitting two out of every three swings with it, and my bashing is only at 50.something percent.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:38 PM

Alright! More knowledge for those who might be interested in playing!

 

Pop up mini dungeons: Literally what it says on the tin. In the game world at large, there will sometimes spawn camps with 2-5 enemies in it. Usually a treasure of some kind as well, proportional to the effort to get it. The enemies that spawn in these can be looted like normal. There are no fixed locations (so far as I can tell.). I've seen graveyards, bandit camps, orc camps, goblin camps.

 

Dispatch missions: Random location (usually within the province you find yourself in.) with an enemy specified by the dispatcher (undead, bandits, wildlife, orcs, what have you.) It'll be a central base of some kind which you must physically destroy WHILE the base slowly spawns more enemies which will defend it. The enemies that spawn here CANNOT be looted, largely because they are usually slightly weaker than you would face in the world at large, and also because you will fight quite a few of them. Money is paid for succesful completion of the mission directly into your bank box. No amount will be specified, and it depends on entirely on how hard the mission is. The order I have recognized so far (from least to most.) is -wildlife, bandits, undead, orcs.

 

Crafting orders: This is the means in which you can earn some coin, work your crafting and gathering skills, and learn new recipes for your trade! When you hand in a completed order, you will get a small sum of coin (proportional to the difficulty of the order.) some resources (Which are related to the skill, but not necessarily to the work you just did. I.e handing in a cloth order might net you some leather.), and a recipe. The recipe is literally random for the crafting skill. I myself have handed in orders only to receive the recipe for the thing I just handed in. Not always useful as you can sometimes miss something entirely for ages, or get multiples of something just building up. The recipes CAN be sold by contracted vendors (player controlled vendors.) but don't generally sell well. I just give them away when people ask for them.

 

Armors: There is a progression of defense in both light and heavy armors. While the game does not state values (hopefully that will change.) it is there. In heavy armor the progression is chainmail, scale, full plate, with full plate offering the highest defensive value. The quality of the crafter can add a +1 or a +2 to defense for each piece, with +2 being the highest currently available. The material used only determines overall durability, or how much punishment the piece in question can take before breaking.

 

Weapons: The weapon skill does not outright determine damage. The base weapon damage does. From what I have seen; weapon damage and swing speed are balanced against each other in such a way that NONE of the weapons are outright better than any other. Weapon skill DOES determine your accuracy, so as the skill progresses, your personal DPS will go up. Weapons can be crafted to have +% of damage and +accuracy. This is largely determined by the skill of the crafter and the material used. Obsidian will give a higher base +accuracy and +damage than iron or copper. But those stats are, by and large, randomly determined at time of creation, so while you CAN get a +25 accuracy and +90% damage weapon: you will have to make a LOT of that weapon to get it. The best weapons and the best ores for MAKING weapons are also some of the most rare and only found in unguarded areas. So you can and will be hunted by wildlife and players while mining. Same goes for bowcrafting (under the woodworking skill.).

 

Healing: The skill which determines how well you use bandages. JUST bandages. A bandage will ALWAYS work, but it until about 30 points are in the skill, it's not functionally a useful amount of healing. There are no different kinds of bandages, and they are dirt cheap and available everywhere. Stock up, stay stocked up, use them frequently to build the skill.

 

I haven't touched much into magic, but I will still share. There's three skills associated with magic as a concept. Channeling is how well your mana reserve regenerates. The higher the better. Manifestation is tied to healing magic: the higher the skill, the less likely you are to fail at casting. Skill level has no bearing on output of healing spells. Healing (the spell.) will always give you between 25 and 35 health. Greater Healing will always give you between 70 and 110 health. They both use the same reagent to activate, with the only difference being difficulty, mana cost and outcome. Evocation is tied to offensive combat, and the same rules apply as with healing. Skill level only determines rate of success on spell casting. Get a spell book, put spell scrolls into it to permanently have access to that spell. The book is good for both kinds of spells, and is blessed so you don't lose it when you die.

 

Horses: get one. It turns into a statue which, while heavy, will fit into your pack and can be hotkeyed for convenient use. If you buy a saddle bag, you can use your horse for storage instead of riding. The only thing you cannot directly outrun on a horse is another guy on a horse. Please be careful as you can accidentally kill your own animals if you click on them while in combat. I am currently on my third horse: my first was looted by a PKer, and my second I killed because I tried to mount it while still in combat mode.

 

Houses: you can buy your own. You cannot design your own, and must purchase a plan from an architect. The plot of land to put the house on is a seperate purchase. You are required to pay tax on your land, and the tax rate is determined by the size of the plot and the kind of house. Taxes can be paid at the bank, or directly into the mail box. You have to build the house yourself, but it's surprisingly easy in theory: you simply put in the requested materials and it'll get built when you aren't looking. I want me the tudor styled manor house I found, but I'm a long way off being able to afford the schematic.

 

That's all I've got so far.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:25 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot about this little bit of wisdom: Hit up the general store in each province, and buy the regional map to add to your atlas! It'll make your own map notably more useful, like letting you see the roads and points of interest in provinces which you currently are NOT in.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:55 PM

Okay, so... Randomness to share!

 

The other day, I was player killed. I lost everything, even saw the guy loot me. I lost my very favorite (at that moment.) warhammer and my horse. Those were the most important bits at that time. TODAY while I was working the forge, some player RANDOMLY invites me to trade. I figured he was trying to hit "inspect" on my character and screwed up. So I hit accept (couldn't hurt!) and figured he would run off. Instead he starts dropping armor and a warhammer into the trade box. MY warhammer and armor. The stuff that was looted from me when I was killed. I asked him where he got it, and he just logged off.

 

So yeah, thrift store angel apparently. Either way, I've already made new kit, but it's nice to have a replacement for when I get killed running out into the wilds for more cobalt and obsidian.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:17 PM

Sounds like a VERY UO-like story.  This game really hits that nostalgia part of my brain for that very reason.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:32 PM

Ok, I can kill zombies now regularly using bleed + bandage.  Problem was my healing was just too low.  Paid 3 silver to get it up to 30.  Didn't pick it up at the beginning because I was building a treasure hunter.  Big mistake.



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:28 AM

Yeah, if you intend to do ANYTHING in the world other than hide in town, you need either healing or manifestation.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:48 PM

Finally got to sit down and play some more.  Fished up my second SOS(man these things seem rare...)

 

Took me to Everdale.  Nice little area south of Eldeir.  There's a small farming town named Trinit near it's southern border and an odd place near Lake Tethys called the Dead Gate or something to that effect.  Was on a mission to fish up some loot and didn't have time to investigate.  Perhaps Tuesday or Wednesday.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:40 AM

From what I've picked up, the dead gate is a portal to a dungeon. There's a gate keeper somewhere, and you have to give him artifacts you've looted. Once he gets enough of them, he opens the gate and off you go.

 

I dunno where he is, if you have to summon him, or where to get the artifacts.


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