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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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#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.



#2 Patch

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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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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.



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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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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.



#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.



#10 Coglestop

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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.



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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.

#13 DeltaSeeker

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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 :/



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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.


#15 Dvandom

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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.



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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.





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