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@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...


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Posted 20 January 2021 - 04:28 AM

So I started playing the online card game this past week, and its kind of fun. Its brutal to noobs, but still fun. I just got enough coins to unlock a Charizard deck, so I am enjoying that. 


I don't intend on buying physical cards, because space and cost, but I am enjoying building up my virtual cards by getting the achievements. 

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 01:15 PM

So, am I wrong here, or can I not download the TCG Online game for my iphone?

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 01:41 PM

Never was much into the card game. Sorry.
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Posted 21 January 2021 - 01:41 PM

I believe it is on tablets but not phones. I have it on my iPad, but even my big chonk phone wouldnt have the screen real estate needed for a match.

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 04:18 PM

I just figured that the screen would be small, kind of like how Hearthstone does it.



I did play some more Ultra Moon. I did manage to catch another non-legendary Pokemon from the Wormhole. I think that I might just give up trying to get everything from there until I finish up everything else. Getting to new spots on there is super tricky.

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 05:42 PM

Here's some tips for the Ultra Wormhole stuff, if you ever go back to it.


1.  Turn off the gyro controls, if you haven't already.  Go to Heahea City on Akala Island, then go to the building by Professor Burnett's office.  Go to Gamefreak's office on the second floor and talk to the Aether Foundation employee in the corner.  The gyro controls just make controlling your beast harder.


2.  Make the pokemon you're riding Solgaleo.  Lunala's wings kind of fool you into thinking when you're going to hit something.  The hitbox for your riding Pokemon is actually close to the center.  Lunala's wings actually don't allow you to hit anything.  You do this by going to the Ultra Megalopolis and talking to Zossie. 


3. Go for the orange orbs, avoid the blue orbs.  You probably already know that, but it bears repeating.


4. Try and go for two-ring wormholes, at least.  You'll have to travel pretty far into it to see one, but after a little practice you should get okay at it.  That will at least give you okay odds of finding a legendary.


5.  When in doubt, keep your hands off the controls.  This one is kind of counter intuitive.  But, if you're going around curves, or getting close to running out of speed, you're actually better off just not touching the directional pad and just letting your pokemon snap back to the center.  The wormholes tend to pull you in, but if you're not touching any direction, you're less likely to get pulled in just by their "gravity".  This way, you won't get pulled into any wormholes you don't see coming around bends and might manage to get just a *little* bit further.


6. Keep a chart or something.  Certain legendaries only appear in certain color wormholes and it can get pretty easy to lose track of what color wormholes you've already gotten all the legendaries from.  You will get a message after you get all the legendaries in a certain color wormhole, though.  


7. I hope you've been playing with your Rotom the entire game.  Those Roto Catch tickets are actually really handy to use on the Legendaries.  You can't use them before battles, though.  So, Quick Ball>Sleep/Widdling Down Health>Rotom Catch should be your go to strategy for most legendaries, before you start throwing pokeballs.


This is one of the most time consuming and annoying legendary hunts in Pokemon history, and a lot of it is just up to chance.  I don't blame you if you get bored of it.

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 12:59 PM

So, I am pretty much a newbie in this card game, as I just started playing the card game like two weeks ago. I have found that I need to stick to playing just with the theme decks as when I tried to make a deck, it was quickly slaughtered by someone with a lot more cards than me. I thought I was doing well, using my Charizard deck to win 80% of my matches, until the ladder reset happened yesterday, and suddenly everyone and their grandmother are coming out the gate with this crazy Dragonite deck. I guess I know which deck I need to get next.

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Posted 01 February 2021 - 01:19 AM

So I've restarted Shield.


Turns out you can get to the Isle of Armor before even beginning the Gym Challenge, which is kind of amusing. Went with the grass monkey this time around, hunting for a Whismur and got lucky enough to catch a Lotad. Picked up a Jigglypuff on the Isle of Armor and now I suddenly realize I've inadvertently created a Pokemon Band teaming concept.

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 10:07 AM

So lately, I have been playing a ton of the TCG online game. ITs pretty fun, as long as I stick to the Theme decks only version of the game. If I stray out of that, I run into insane meta decks with cards that I could only dream of beating.

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