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@  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)

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@  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

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  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.


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#1101 Ironbite

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:31 PM

God Champions Ballad is just....ug.  Like it's a great DLC for filling in the backstory of the Champions but man that reward.....

 

Ironbite-I'm kinda wishing they'd throw more DLC to this game.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:21 PM

You can still speedrun going directly to Ganon. It's been done.
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:24 PM

I thought about it but I like to hurt him with the most effective weapons I have I wanted that bleep bleep bleepty bleep to bleed out of all the Gannons I have fought this is the one I hate the most


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

I think the horse riding part of twilight princess was the one I disliked most

#1105 wonko the sane?

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 08:33 AM

Can you even carry enough sticks and pot lids right after waking up to kill gannon?


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 03:29 PM

Huh in my mental map of LttP I had the game segmented into 3x3 tiles for 9 tiles but today looking at things more closely and confirming with the actual layout the segmentation is a bit different...

 

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The bulk of the map is just 9 major areas but there are also the narrow sections I call gates or highways there often the most traverse areas as you dart around Hyrule, to the 9 sections. There often gated requiring items to traverse as well at least in the Dark World

 

Just something I noted while playing LttP on my SNES


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 04:39 PM

I knew all the sections weren't the same size, but the layout is actually symmetrical. On top of that, the narrow section are exactly half the size of the large sections and the small ones are exactly half the size of the narrow ones. I kinda wonder if there is some technical reason for said design, like some sort of ram optimization.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 05:34 PM

With two separate worlds to have store and to map to the data to memory that would be my guess


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:48 AM

I decided to 'restart' BOTW, after not playing for a while. Damn this game is still fun.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:54 AM

OK SO. Breath of the Wild sequel.

 

From the trailer, it looks like Link and Zelda go underneath the castle and find the human Ganondorf's desiccated corpse being...drained? Held back? By a hand that glows green, recalling the Twili from Twilight Princess. This green power also emanates from Link at one point in the trailer.

 

Although, I have a suspicion it might not be Ganondorf...but someone else entirely.

 

Either way, whoever it is comes back to life in a way similar to our good old friends the Redeads.

 

We're going DARK here, perhaps even darker than Majora's Mask. They're probably going to dig up more clues as to which timeline BotW takes place in. I can NOT wait.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:36 AM

Maybe we will have a dark and light world again with Link exploring the Dark and Zelda the light? That would be fun


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:24 AM

I'm really interested to see what they do with Zelda herself. She said in the ending that she's lost a lot of the power she had while fighting off Ganon for a century, so she doesn't need to be taken off the board for gameplay balance reasons. So I'd love to see her be playable in the sequel. Whether it's through branching storylines, choice of character, being able to switch, co-op gameplay, or whatever. I'm trying not to spend too much time dwelling on the possibilities there, simply because I think I'd be setting myself up for disappointment.

 

Less exciting would be if she's an NPC companion. It could be nice to have a permanent partner to help out. Especially if she would vary her AI based on what you're fighting, and even enabling unique combination attacks to take on particular bosses. Still plenty of potential there.

 

The disappointing scenario would be that she's just a damsel in distress again. I really hope that if she does go off on her own during the game, it's because she has her own tasks to take care of, and not that she needs to be rescued. That wouldn't feel right, especially for this particular Zelda.

 

OMGWTFNoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! possibility: BotW2 is a 100-hour escort mission. And Zelda doesn't get a paraglider.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:55 PM

What I hope (wild mass guessing here), control Link for up close sword fighting and general item usage...Zelda for ranged fighting (arrows, boomerangs) and magic. You could freely switch between them depending on the situation.

Co-op Zelda would also be cool.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:22 PM

Or link for everything cause zelda is too busy trying to rebuild the kingdom... Just saying...


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:57 PM

If she wanted to sit this one out, she shouldn't have been in the teaser.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:08 PM

Also, pretty sure rebuilding the kingdom falls squarely under this:

 

I really hope that if she does go off on her own during the game, it's because she has her own tasks to take care of, and not that she needs to be rescued.

 

But yeah, that whole train of thought comes from the fact that the trailer shows them on an adventure together. That could just be for cutscenes, but I'd love to see it play out in the gameplay.

 

Unless it's to make the game a giant escort mission...



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:12 PM

Take a page from God of War with Atreus, make her an asset rather than a traditional escort burden, and it could be great.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

I wonder if there will be compatibility with BOTW with some extra treats for those of us who played it like the inclusion of Tarrey Town.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:58 PM

I wonder if there will be compatibility with BOTW with some extra treats for those of us who played it like the inclusion of Tarrey Town.

I'd definitely like to see some bonuses pulled in from the BotW save data. Tarrey Town's a good one. Maybe access to the Champion abilities, since those aren't mandatory. The Master Sword unlocks and Master Cycle Zero from the DLC would also be great to carry over. Nothing game breaking, but nice rewards for having accomplished stuff in the first game.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:18 PM

What I hope (wild mass guessing here), control Link for up close sword fighting and general item usage...Zelda for ranged fighting (arrows, boomerangs) and magic. You could freely switch between them depending on the situation.

Co-op Zelda would also be cool.

Link already uses bows and boomerangs in Breath of the Wild. I'm not sure how I'd feel about robbing him of his existing abilities just as an excuse to give Zelda something to do...





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