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@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.


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#1 Coglestop

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:38 PM

In the aftermath of the existence of a private CoH server being made public, a new public server has been launched.  It includes actual combat and missions, unlike Paragon Chat.  It's a little wonky and lag is rather bad at times, but it IS playable.



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:43 AM

Wow, can they really do this? Is it going to get shut down once the copyright holders find out?



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:15 AM

That's been making the rounds on the CoH Facebook groups for about a week now. Apparently they can even recover your old characters, with badges, enhancements, levels, etc. (Well at least the private server could. Not certain about the new public one)

I'm very likely to try this within the week

Edited by Devcon, 22 April 2019 - 06:16 AM.

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#4 Rust

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:23 AM

I can't imagine NCSoft will allow this to stand.

 

But hell with it. I've missed this game badly. If I only get an hour, it's an hour I'll enjoy.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:25 AM

Keep in mind, unless NCSoft has decided to abandon the IP to public domain, there's going to be a never-ending game of whack-a-mole with C&Ds sent to the servers, plus the occasional stronger legal action against anyone who they think they can get charges to stick to.  So, expect a lot of downtime and server-hopping.

 

(I first heard of this thing last week, but as someone on the City of Titans dev team, I gotta stay well clear of this legal morass.  So you're not gonna see me on any of the pirate servers.)

 

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#6 Rust

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:29 AM

NCSoft may as well just abandon it to the public domain at this point. Outside using Statesman in their failed MOBA entry, they've left the setting to rot in an era where super heroics are pop culture darlings.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

#7 Coglestop

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:40 AM

I'm really hoping ncsoft just kinda looks the other way. The game engine is from 2004 and they aren't exactly distributing the game or running servers anymore. From what I understand, they don't go after unofficial lineage 2 servers, but those aren't running official ncsoft server code.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:49 AM

According to the discord chatter, the current test server will be left up all week, then the live server will go up this weekend.



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:09 AM

Is this the Tequila download? A gayming group I'm part of was thinking of trying it out.



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:53 AM

Yes. I had trouble downloading it through the tequila client, so I ended up torrenting the bulk of the files.

#11 Rust

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:09 AM

Every time I've tried Tequila before, it's simply refused to load. Now it's downloading properly for me but good gravy is it slow going. 4 hours and sitting at maybe 40% finished.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:14 AM

I've already got Paragon Chat on my laptop, so I've got the game files. Hmmm.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:40 PM

... and it looks like they're taking the servers down in preparation for legal action.

 

 

Was nice while it lasted :/



#14 Rust

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:46 PM

Nice to see NCSoft are still a bunch of asshats. Always handy to be reminded why I continue to boycott anything they vomit out.

 

EDIT: Yes, I anticipated this. Yes, it's NCSoft's legal property to do with as they wish. Which at this point is to let it decay. Maybe NCSoft has a CoX 2 set to launch in the next few years, but if you aren't doing anything with the property and have no intention of doing anything with the property, this just feels cruel for cruelty's sake.


Edited by Rust, 22 April 2019 - 02:48 PM.

Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:34 PM

Current news is that the people in charge of the server ghosted, NCSoft hadn't actually issued anything yet.  So, all the code was on the servers, which have been disconnected...if they stay hidden to avoid potential prosecution, SCoRE is almost back to square one on the emulation.

 

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#16 Coglestop

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:51 PM

Server code is already floating around. The character database is the only thing they hadn't distributed yet. Not quite square one, but a definite setback.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:19 PM

Awww. =\

#18 Coglestop

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:28 PM

Looks like it's back up. You'll have to recreate your game login and they weren't able to restore the characters, but it's apparently working. I won't be able to play until I get home from work, so about 5 more hours before I can see Paragon city again.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 06:03 PM

Got to make a new version of DeltaSeeker

 

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Ran around Atlas for a bit, but didn't get much play time.  Seems to be relatively stable.  Hopefully this server sticks around for a while.



#20 Rust

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 07:29 PM

Thinking about it, I think I'll abstain from the server.

 

As much as I desperately WANT to play City of Heroes again...to quote Mr. Incredible "I'm not strong enough." to lose it again.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?



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