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@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  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


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#21 Glenn

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:51 PM

I cant seem to get past the login server.. so *shrug*



#22 Coglestop

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:27 PM

The server is struggling under the strain of thousands of former players all trying to get on at once.  There's definitely a demand for the games return.



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:08 AM

It's probably going to be an awful lagfest right up until the day it gets shut down by a C&D. Sigh.



#24 Coglestop

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:04 AM

Once you get in, it's not so bad, especially if you are in a more sparsely populated zone.

Some of the coders are looking into ways to purge the servers reliance on Ms SQL and win32 so we can get servers running on Linux, but it will take a while. There's a lot of Windows API calls apparently.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:01 PM

  There's definitely a demand for the games return.

 

There was a demand for the game right up to the moment NCSoft slit its throat.

 

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:37 PM

That image makes me so sad. :(



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:44 PM

today it keeps telling me the account name and password is wrong..  ah well not meant to be.



#28 Coglestop

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:56 PM

  There's definitely a demand for the games return.

 
There was a demand for the game right up to the moment NCSoft slit its throat.
 
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True. I was just starting to play again when the closure announcement was made. My understanding was it was still profitable right up till the end.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:05 PM

Issue 24 was in open beta. They axed the game on the cusp of a MAJOR content patch. New powersets, new fixes, advancing the plot post-Praetoria and after the deaths of Sister Psyche and Statesman.

 

Probably the modern equivalent would be if Game of Thrones, for its final episode, just ran a black screen with "THANKS FOR WATCHING".



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:44 PM

The most plausible theory I've seen was that while CoH was profitable under the rules of U.S. accounting, it was unprofitable under the South Korean rules.  Corporate accounting law is...wildly inconsistent...at times.  Especially when trying to value abstract IP assets and stuff.  There's all sorts of rules about charging certain things to profits (e.g. if a U.S. company lays off a bunch of people to save money, they need to charge it against profits to offset this and avoid an illusory temporary boost in profits due to not having to pay people anymore, but it's not necessarily equal to their savings), and once you add in the idea of using profits from one studio to get another studio going or whatever...ugh, makes Quantum Field Theory look straightforwards.

 

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#31 Coglestop

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:45 PM

Think I've found my new main(at least for now, I tend to go a little alt-mad in CoH).

 

Say hello to The Annoying Gnat.  Tiny flying scrapper.C5weQ4A.jpg?1



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

The most plausible theory I've seen was that while CoH was profitable under the rules of U.S. accounting, it was unprofitable under the South Korean rules.  Corporate accounting law is...wildly inconsistent...at times.  Especially when trying to value abstract IP assets and stuff.  There's all sorts of rules about charging certain things to profits (e.g. if a U.S. company lays off a bunch of people to save money, they need to charge it against profits to offset this and avoid an illusory temporary boost in profits due to not having to pay people anymore, but it's not necessarily equal to their savings), and once you add in the idea of using profits from one studio to get another studio going or whatever...ugh, makes Quantum Field Theory look straightforwards.

 

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I have a far simpler, and far more plausible, theory. Guild Wars 2 was in the pipeline, and NCSoft decided it had too many MMOs going at once, so they took a hatchet to the one with the least Asian market presence.



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 02:34 PM

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 07:24 PM

*Sighs*

 

1105 in queue. It's going to break my heart, but I cannot express how much I have MISSED this game.

 

EDIT: Hour and a half later and I'm 258. Glad I don't work tomorrow, but these queues showcase just how "in demand" the game still is, 6+ years after its closure. Not sure how many people are in-game on the servers total, but that's 4000+ people (As both servers have 2000+ long queues) waiting in line to get on.

 

That's a respectable number of consecutive players for current active MMOs. To put that in perspective, Champions Online averaged 162 players in April via Steam log in. Average number of players per month are around 300 (Except for the almost thousand players they got one month in 2015),


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#35 Coglestop

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 09:32 PM

Indeed.  After a bit of finagling, I got the game to boot in Linux and am now stuck at over 2400 in line.



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 10:31 PM

Never got a chance to play the original. Never got any kind of email with account registration, no matter how many times I tried.



#37 Coglestop

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 10:33 PM

My wife had the same issue.  Try logging into the forums even if you didn't receive the email.  It worked for her.



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Posted 28 April 2019 - 12:12 AM

Got in, rolled up my mainstays (Killer Leopard, Mister Astonishing, Jumpstart, Thoughtforce, and Zellenleiter), then logged out for the night so other folks can play.

 

I played through Outbreak, Galaxy City, Breakout, and the Praetorian Intros (Made Leopard a Praetorian for variety). Mister Astonishing did a few missions in Atlas. And the gameplay is still extremely solid for a 6+ year old game. Felt good - a bit slide-y but I'm not going to rag on the physics of a early aughts era MMO.

 

Even if the servers vanish tomorrow, it was nice being back. Excelsior server was just created TODAY and I already saw a Level 50.



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Posted 28 April 2019 - 12:43 PM

Unsourced He Tell Me is that NCSoft gave Paragon a suitcase of cash and demanded a MOBA. Paragon ploughed it into COX, NCSoft came back and when they had no MOBA they dropped the axe
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#40 Coglestop

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 02:04 PM

One story I heard was the opposite. Ncsoft gave them money for another expansion and they used it to start developing a new IP.



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