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@  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

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:34 PM

Or a Hunter.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:10 PM

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:33 PM

My guesses?

Barbarian
Witch Doctor
Sorcerer/Sorceress (As it appears we get to select gender this time around)
Ranger (Fills the Stealth/Ranged role)
Necromancer

The Necromancer's too iconic a character class from Diablo 2 not to include (Also Richard A. Knaak, who let's be honest supplements a LOT of Blizzard Lore, is in love with the class), but I do agree it'll probably be an overhauled class. The Witch Doctor's got Crowd Control covered, so I suspect the Necromancer will indeed be more akin to a "Death Knight" - a Melee centric caster with the ability to summon hosts of minions to supplement a attack force.

I doubt Paladins will return just because the site's background info makes mention to the fact the Zakurum Church has recently been restored and is as intolerant as ever.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 07:28 AM

QUOTE(GC Rust @ Jun 28 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My guesses?

Barbarian
Witch Doctor
Sorcerer/Sorceress (As it appears we get to select gender this time around)
Ranger (Fills the Stealth/Ranged role)
Necromancer

The Necromancer's too iconic a character class from Diablo 2 not to include (Also Richard A. Knaak, who let's be honest supplements a LOT of Blizzard Lore, is in love with the class), but I do agree it'll probably be an overhauled class. The Witch Doctor's got Crowd Control covered, so I suspect the Necromancer will indeed be more akin to a "Death Knight" - a Melee centric caster with the ability to summon hosts of minions to supplement a attack force.

I doubt Paladins will return just because the site's background info makes mention to the fact the Zakurum Church has recently been restored and is as intolerant as ever.


Ranger could easily be replaced with the Rogue class (The former sisters of the sightless eye may have started recruiting men in this troubled times, after their group was decimated in Diablo 2.)

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:29 AM

Good point. I just threw the generic term "Ranger" in there because the Sisterhood of the Sightless Eye and the Amazons were both female-centric organizations.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:33 AM

so now we have

WoW: Wotlk
Starcraft II
Diablo III



..so Blizz


where is my new Lost Vikings?

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jun 29 2008, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
where is my new Lost Vikings?


Well, first they have to find them...

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jun 29 2008, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so now we have

WoW: Wotlk
Starcraft II
Diablo III



..so Blizz


where is my new Lost Vikings?

Hanging out in Uldaman

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:57 AM

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:52 PM

and bought....
I hope they don't make it easy to hack like the last two....
I was tired of everyone having uber weapons.......

My hopes are not high.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 08:35 AM

And they always wanted to duel. I hated that. I could never get a good game going because everyone wanted to trash talk and fight each other rather than play the game.

Still, I am greatly looking forward to this game!

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 10:03 AM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jun 30 2008, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And they always wanted to duel. I hated that. I could never get a good game going because everyone wanted to trash talk and fight each other rather than play the game.

Still, I am greatly looking forward to this game!


i hated dueling, so stupid.
I'll play with yah...

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE(GC Rust @ Jun 28 2008, 08:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, the big demon at the end of the Teaser Trailer - Diablo's new form?



Nah, probably just a mini-boss or an Act boss.

QUOTE(Knight in Rusty Armor @ Jun 30 2008, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jun 30 2008, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And they always wanted to duel. I hated that. I could never get a good game going because everyone wanted to trash talk and fight each other rather than play the game.

Still, I am greatly looking forward to this game!


i hated dueling, so stupid.
I'll play with yah...


Cool.

Hopefully, one day, I can get a good party to finally get through Hell difficulty.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:07 PM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jun 30 2008, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And they always wanted to duel. I hated that. I could never get a good game going because everyone wanted to trash talk and fight each other rather than play the game.


Reminds me when a Amazon was trying to PK my Necromancer in Nightmare Act II. Bone Cage + Blood Golem + Golemmancer = Hilarity.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE(GC Rust @ Jun 28 2008, 12:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well now that we've got Diablo III, my guess is the "Next Gen MMO" would be the successor to World of WarCraft.

That or The Lost Vikings. One of the two.

Where the hell's a good Rock n' Roll Racing sequel??
o/~ Iiiiiiiii'm aaaaaa hiiiiiii-waaaaaay staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar! o/~ *does the little guitar solo with his voice*

Man... I can't wait for Blizzard to do a new MMO. One that's on a new engine. More customizable avatars! Maybe some more interesting gameplay besides "grindan" on mobs. Maybe go back to the classic Ultima Online, and let us build furniture and houses and crap. Maybe some cool changes to the game world, like letting cities be destroyed, or building new ones, maybe even minor landscape changes to earth and rock and plants. But that kind of gameplay sounds like too much of a niche market. Who's going to play WoW2 for the purpose of getting on the city council and planning urban development? Let's put aside some wilderness conservation land so we don't lose all the wild animals. (AKA mobs for grindan!)


... oh... right. this thread is about Diablo 3. wooooo!

oh... and THE most important thing for me, which they answered in the FAQ: choosing gender for each class. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Female everything! I'm a male player playing a female toon trapped in a male toon's body! I hope the females aren't all over-sexualized supermodels. I already noticed the male witch doctor has a left hand that shakes, while the female doesn't. Not that she needs to be a wrinkled old crone, but give me something of a similar flavor here. If the male witch doctor has some kind of shaking hand because it's like... influenced by the spirit world or something, that's not really going to stop a hot female witch doctor from being hot.

Seeing the game footage... I couldn't help but be reminded of the actionRPGs that came out since D2, like the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance games for PS2, or the EverQuest: Champions (of Norrath) games that also used the same game engine.

well, my reflexes aren't so good. my brain's not so sharp. I have a feeling I won't get that much from SC2 that I wouldn't get from an expansion pack for SC1... (I had no interest in learning to micromanage and learn strategies. I had one strategy, and that was turtle. (look up "rush, turtle, boom" for the three strategies, which I just heard about recently))
but this... hopefully this is something I can manage to play. I know it's an ACTION game, which requires reflexes, but I'm hoping I won't get too clusterhuged if I'm not a hardcore player with elaborate strategies and sharp, on-the-ball reflexes.
(yes... yes. I played the necromancer before he was nerfed. hahah. I also played an assassin though. it's a real pain in the butt to try and get EXACTLY the number of charges you need. ooops, I missed, so I let off the charge too early. ooops, I overcharged.)

ah well, at least it's more lore. some fun cinematics.

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jun 30 2008, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(GC Rust @ Jun 28 2008, 08:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, the big demon at the end of the Teaser Trailer - Diablo's new form?

Nah, probably just a mini-boss or an Act boss.

The teaser trailer, not the gameplay video. Yeah, looks like Diablo. Gaping maws in his shoulders apparently.

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QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jun 30 2008, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And they always wanted to duel. I hated that. I could never get a good game going because everyone wanted to trash talk and fight each other rather than play the game.

Still, I am greatly looking forward to this game!


i hated dueling, so stupid.
I'll play with yah...


Cool.

Hopefully, one day, I can get a good party to finally get through Hell difficulty.

I'm not a competitive player either.
Screw D2 though. I played the HELL out of that game. I mean, I didn't play like a zillion toons through to max level (or at least whatever would be required to get through hell difficulty), doing the same classes but with different builds... I was more of a one toon guy.
Man, I never even played after they introduced those new fancy socketable items... wait... I remember runes and runewords. and different colored jewels. but didn't they introduce something else since then? Maybe it's just that I never got any ultra-cool top-level items.
You have quite a treasure there in that horadric cube!

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:15 AM

Great. I discover news of Diablo 3, and when I join in the conversation, the thread dies.

So, who's being suckered into reinstalling Diablo 2, only because they really want to play Diablo 3? *raises hand* This is going to suck so bad. Grindan!

Also, reading about stuff, I'm discovering hidden lore, like from the books, that hints at stuff to come. And just as with World of Warcraft, the wiki quenches the curiosity.
http://diablo.wikia....iki/Diablo_Wiki

Edited by RavageX-9, 17 July 2008 - 05:16 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:20 AM

Is there a page that shows the various recipes for the Hordaric Cube in Diablo 2? I have been playing it for a while now, but I'd like to see what I could make with it.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:30 AM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jul 17 2008, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there a page that shows the various recipes for the Hordaric Cube in Diablo 2? I have been playing it for a while now, but I'd like to see what I could make with it.

GameFAQs to the rescue.

Granted, it looks to be for an older version of the game and hasn't been updated in a while, but I think it still holds for the most part.



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