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@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

His bulk is too great to teleport across such distances.

@  Sabrblade : (06 October 2019 - 11:09 AM)

Cuz it'll take that long to mass produce.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 October 2019 - 10:47 AM)

Why is Unicron coming in 2021 and not 2020?

@  wonko the sane? : (06 October 2019 - 06:47 AM)

Shut up rattrap.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 October 2019 - 11:58 PM)

We're all gonna die!


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Raft; like water world but actually good.


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:01 PM

Today, I added yet another beta released survival game to my library. Raft. The tale of waking up on a 2mX2m plank of wood floating on plastic with nothing more than a hook, and scavenging from an ocean of garbage.

 

Yes, literally.

 

So far I've managed to burn through three hooks, two fishing rods, and a spear alternating between feeding myself, protecting myself and desperately trying to give myself just a little bit more leg room. I've stabbed sharks, taken pot shots at seagulls (get the hug away from my potato!) and managed to fill my non-existant pockets with various kinds of garbage with which to continue "surviving". If you can call a life lost on an endless ocean, alone... surviving.

 

Okay, so not entirely alone. I might pluck the wings off that hugging gull and have a friend for a while!

 

Kidding. The game does have a co-op mode, but I've yet to use it; having only the one play session under my belt. I find the entire thing oddly... mellow. Even when you're dying of thirst or hunger, I don't get the normal sense of urgency or panic I do from other such games. Maybe it's the sound of the ocean (note: do turn down the ambient noise, it's quite over powering.), or maybe it's the fact that you have no literal control over where your artificial island home goes or how fast. You can swim some, and there is the occasional dot of land poking up out of the waves: but largely you just drift in world empty save for the garbage of some civilization you haven't seen yet, and the ruins of other, failed, survivors.

 

So far, I am utterly enjoying the experience, but you do need to pay attention: there is no tutorial. You need to figure out how to survive on your own, but thankfully it's pretty obvious from the build menu what does what and how quickly you can/should make stuff.

 

Has anyone else acquired this soggy survival experience?


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#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:12 PM

Had my first multiplay session! Definitely more fun with a friend. Though you end up needing double of everything (of course.) and to coordinate carefully as you can very quickly reach the limit of your resources when you aren't working with each other to get stuff done.


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#3 wonko the sane?

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:03 PM

Alright, eventually you end up with enough resources to put drag nets on your boat. They catch all the crap floating in the water FOR you if it passes into, or slightly besides the net. Makes things so much easier and quicker, and you can spend more time concentrating on food and water and less on having wood to burn. But as it stands: those nets are waaayyyy OP: same health as regular pontoon planks, and you can walk over them as if they were solid boards. If you put a bunch checkerboard style in the middle of the boat you don't miss anything.

 

Also: I am having way to much fun shooting bruce with arrows. It's silly how fun I find that to be.


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#4 wonko the sane?

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:30 AM

Huhn. In my desire to exploit our resources... I accidentally made it to the current end game. Not gonna spoil it, but FOR ME, it changed how the game feels.


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    I love this thread.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:08 AM

... you drift up to the big colorful ride unload area and a bored teenager monotones 'thank you for enjoying our exciting river ride attraction exit to your left and come again for more exciting adventures NEXT.'
Earth is Kill because Santa.

#6 wonko the sane?

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:14 AM

I wish it was that anti-climatic, and if they ever drop mod tools, I might just slap in that ending. But no, not at all.


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 04:53 PM

Alright... so the game trolled me but hugging good.

 

In the last update, they included some items which you have to find from the world; notably a boombox and a captain's hat. So me and dave started a new world, and the first island we hit had them. Awesome. I drop the radio on the deck of our little raft, and get back to fishing. The radio is clever, snippets of songs and foreign language shows, switching pretty often so even there isn't a lot there, it doesn't get overly repetitive. When another broadcast breaks in. It's the phonetic alphabet. Holy shit. They hid something in there. I hope it's something related to the game lore. Maybe a distress call or a dead radio station like fallout 3. Oh they were ridiculously well implemented in Fo3.

 

So I listen. Nope, too fast too robotic. I need a paper and a pen. It took me SEVEN full listen throughs and a dozen half ones to work out what this little station was trying to tell me.

 

"All your rafts are belong to us". I literally threw my goddamn pen down when I got it. Masterful trolling, It's still got me pissed off. I loved it.


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