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@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2019 - 09:08 AM)

Don't frustrate yourself OR her for it. Just keep the camera ready and if it happens, it happens.

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:15 AM)

I'll probably try waving treats in front of her and whistling it, see if I can encourage it

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:14 AM)

I'll try. She's not the most obedient bird, so it's going to take some work to get her to do it on demand.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 10:03 PM)

In fact; we demand video.

@  MEDdMI : (22 October 2019 - 09:26 PM)

Now you have to get it on video

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I'm so proud

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

My parrot just whistled the Transformers theme music

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Yeah, I think both are too old and too expensive at this stage. Hasbro/Paramount are going to try for younger actors that can do multiple films AND can be locked into a multifilm contract cheaply

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 06:05 PM)

so he'd probably be sixty by the time they get to another GI Joe project.

@  Patch : (22 October 2019 - 06:04 PM)

According to Wikipedia he's 51.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM)

isn't Crews like sixty now???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 02:11 PM)

... I could get behind that.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

Who thinks that, in the event of a GI Joe cinematic reboot, John Cena and Terry Crews would be perfect for Duke and Roadblock, respectively?

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions


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#61 Glenn

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:41 PM

XP Debt.. *Shudder*



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:59 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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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:49 PM

Brb Bio break...

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 06:49 PM

So I was able to log in this weekend.  What server is everyone using now that there are options?   Are any of them region specific?



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:07 AM

I run on Excelsior
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:14 AM

This is great news.... but I'm not sure if I want to add THIS back onto my list of pastimes.  I absolutely loved the year and a half I got to play on it before she died, but now I got 2.5 nights a week dedicated to roleplay, plus all of my other projects and my 360.  Not sure if I will actually have time to jump back on the bandwagon.


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 04:55 PM

I run on Excelsior

Oh good that's the one I chose. 



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Posted 25 May 2019 - 04:49 PM

Way back when I made an old youtube vid how I explained how I could play this game using my usb gamepad. I have ALWAYS preferred a controller to Mouse and Keyboard, and even after all this time I haven't changed.

 

What did change is the fact that my old controller has been busted since for ever. All I have is my xbox one controller - but if I use that then I have to rebind it to my xbox whenever I want to play on it. And back to re-pairing it on my compy if I want to play CoH. That's a lot of hassle.

 

But WAIT! I have a steam controller that I forgot about! But it shouldn't work... should it?

 

Well turns out after some fiddling it CAN work, and works just as my gamepad did. Now my actual muscle memory might be useful.

 

 

Now this is how I'll be playing from now on!


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:08 AM

*Finally playing this*

Everything started up and the old screens came up and all I could hear in my head was



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Posted 29 September 2019 - 04:52 AM

So I wandered away from the Homecoming servers for a bit (*Last Logged In 144 Days ago*), but yesterday I decided to poke my head in and see if it's still going.

 

More then I'd realized.

 

There is now a new Archtype - The Sentinel. It's basically a codified Blapper, with Blaster Main Powersets and Scrapper Secondaries. And from the link, there's NEW content in the pipeline. From the reddit, it's apparently written by one of EVE Online's writers.

 

And NCSoft hasn't dropped the hammer - indeed, the Homecoming team has come out fully as part of ongoing negotiations with the company. Is...Is City of Heroes legitimately back at this point?



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Posted 29 September 2019 - 06:28 AM

IIRC, the Sentinel thing has been there since they launched this thing - Devcon posted about it on the last page of this thread.



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Posted 29 September 2019 - 06:40 AM

I'm observant then.



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Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:25 AM

Iirc, the source code was leaked, not just the binaries. In theory they could add all sorts of things, at least until ncsoft decides to step in.

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:30 AM

I sincerely hope they do not. It's not like they've done anything with the IP, during the very time frame such an IP would have been worth a fortune.

 

One thing that continues to strike me about City of Heroes is how well it holds up. It's very different in play style compared to the World of WarCraft and its March of Copycats, but it's still a very fluid and intuitive system. The game feels fresh, which is insane given its age. Graphically it's not even hard on the eyes, though I still smile a bit at all the boxy computer models.



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Posted 29 September 2019 - 07:12 PM

On the NCSoft thing: negotiations are indeed ongoing to legitimize things. We still don't know how things are going but the fact that they have been going for a few weeks now means that they're not sticking their fingers in their ears going "la la la". The homecoming team asked people who streamed CoH in the meanwhile to stop while the negotiations are on (as to avoid potential problems that would sour the negiciations), which is why i'm no longer doing it myself.

As for new stuff coming, they actually revealed a new power pool that's coming soon, "Force of Will". Plus actual NEW story arcs coming soon.

So... stay tuned
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Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:06 AM

That new stuff I mentioned?

It's here, and Halloween Trick or Treat is back!

2 new story arcs with 2 endings each, each with a badge (thus 4 new badges)

https://forums.homec...tober-1st-2019/
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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:05 AM

Might have to fire it back up. Always loved the CoH Halloween events. Probably my favorite in-game Halloween thing.



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