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@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  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


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 02:33 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

 

Dude, that's brilliant :D


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 05:52 PM

I'm ultimately glad I took the plunge.

 

Mister Astonishing (Elec/Elec Blaster) and Monochrome Mobster (Thug/Trap MM) are basically my two "mains" in the game. What shocks me is the game was KIA for 6+ years...it's fundamental gameplay aspects are still incredibly solid. Enhancements and Inspirations are great, simple fun and Invention Salvage helps curb the "loot" itch. But more then gameplay...the community feels like it hasn't changed either. It's a pleasant atmosphere of AE and sewer PUGs and general helpfulness in the comments.

 

It's going to suck when NCSoft finally brings the hammer down.



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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:14 PM

Think the genie is out of the bottle now.  Not sure what NCSoft can do short of a game of wac-a-mole.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 04:20 AM

You think they won't? They squatted on a original IP comic universe for seven years during the height of the superhero movie craze.



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:41 PM

A FIFTH server was added just now. Incredible.

Man im risking of spending way too much time in this game again
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:26 AM

5th server means they must be nearing 10,000 players concurrently. That would be a revenue stream of $150,000 a month, if the game was officially running and subscription based.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:16 AM

I gave up on trying about a week ago.. but I might try to stumble back in this weekend.



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

It's been easier to get in the past few days.  Not sure if it was simply because it wasn't the weekend or if they've fixed some of the server issues, though.



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 07:23 AM

Oh man.... This is so exciting. I booted up and on the Halycon created a new Coldmaker!



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 09:20 AM

is Hover still the slowest travel power ever?



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 11:49 AM

Slower than flight sure, but a LOT faster than it was at first. Picked it up on Zoot and was taken aback at how faster it was than I remembered. So large distances I'll fly, but combat situations it's definitely hover.
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Posted 09 May 2019 - 11:51 AM

I just have very fond/hate memories of 'hovering' over that one crater zone to go beat the fire/ice boss



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:04 AM

I actually got the game fired up this weekend, but couldn't make it out of the character creator. :D

 

I left the game a few years before it shut down, so there's a bunch of content I missed. Apparently, that includes a bunch of really nifty costume bits, and some cool new powersets.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 04:37 PM

I was in the game until the last possible second - and even this has a few things added. I24 was only on test (I did peek at it though) but this has i24 AND I25 stuff like the Sentinel AT.

In other news: my first team up since returning to the game, took the newly-remade Free-Fall on a Death From Below run. Behold the Level-a-Palooza!

(Was watching my language, but a few f bombs slipped through regardless)


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:14 AM

I'm surprised that I can skip Hover and go straight to Fly at level 4!

 

That's crazy, I remember the slog to 14 to get Fly



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:23 PM

That was something that occurred... maaaaybe 3 or 4 issues before close i think? I remember respeccing a couple characters to remove the 1st travel power and skip to the "main" one and therefore get an extra power. It might have been a veteran reward though.
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:28 PM

I didn't know that happened either, which prompted my ask about hover.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:49 PM

Ok looked it up on Paragon Wiki. Power pools were updated at level 4 as of issue 21, and indeed if you were a 60 month vet you could buy your "main" travel at 4, otherwise it would be at level 6.

Issue 21 reduced the unlock level of all power pools from level 6 to level 4.Issue 21 also reduced the level to choose a travel power to level 4 as well, and requires no prerequisite.

The Travel Power pools (Flight, Leaping, Speed, Teleportation) allowed selection of the travel power at level 6 without a prerequisite if the player had the 60 month veteran reward. This veteran reward was removed with the level changes in Issue 21


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:57 PM

I just have very fond/hate memories of 'hovering' over that one crater zone to go beat the fire/ice boss


The Hollows. and hey, that was the perfect time to go fix yourself a sandwich and a soda. 🤣
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:11 PM

You fool, you go AFK over the Hollows you end up floating over a pack of Trolls who proceed to aggro and ruin your day...causing you to respawn back in Atlas Park's hospital with a bar and a half of XP Debt.





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