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#8652 Feb 17 2013 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good
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A Wild Girlfriend appears! Hyunkyl uses ''Put a ring on it!'' The Wild Girlfriends is caught! Hyunkyl gets a lovely wife!

Joking aside, just got back from Cuba where I got married legally with my 7-year+ relationship girlfriend that lets me play FFXI all I want ^^ Got my ''Souleater'' and keeping her! ;)
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Congratulations hunkyl!
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Congrats Hunky! that is a worthy eels.

...though you forgot to say eels, so uh, no eels for you. Smiley: frown

Tell you what; if you can somehow incorporate the word 'eels' into your wedding vows and/or speech, you will earn those eels you so definitely deserve. In-fact, I'll name you eel-king for life. Nothing is more important than proving your worth to strangers on the internet, right?

On a sidenote: I am downloading Season 12 of Dr. Who, aka the first Tom Baker season. Is this a good idea? y/n

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Tom Baker was a pretty good Doctor, imo. So, yes.
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A much better get than just eels indeed.
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**** it! 1st time I can get eels and I blew it XD Sadly there was no eels in my vows :( Now I can focus on FFXI mhahahaha
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#8658 Feb 17 2013 at 12:13 PM Rating: Good
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Muwahahahaha
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Unrelated: "I'm not saying she was fat, I'm just saying if I were to pick the 5 fattest people I know, she'd be 3 of them."

I should explain: I wanna keep this quote for later, but don't want to offend some particular people on Facebook and such.

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#8661 Feb 18 2013 at 10:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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Got my ''Souleater'' and keeping her! ;)
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I did get the chance to see some real eels during snorkeling over there tho! :P
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I did get the chance to see some real eels during snorkeling over there tho! :P
If you happen to have a picture of yourself with an eel you can be named Eel-king for the day. I'm dissapointed about the lack of eels in vows though. Smiley: frown Oh well, there's always renewals!
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As a marriage present, let me tell you a secret. As you know, you can't hit your wife when she upsets you. That's a cardinal no-no. However, that does not mean revenge is out of the question. When angry, simply walk away.

To the kitchen and tighten all the jars as far as you can without breaking them. Plastic jars, glass jars, all of them. As an added bonus, it forces dialog.
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#8665 Feb 20 2013 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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So I just finished OoT on the 3DS. Now I'm sad. They need to make Majora's Mask for it SDI! Smiley: motz
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So I just finished OoT on the 3DS. Now I'm sad. They need to make Majora's Mask for it SDI! Smiley: motz
YOU'RE A BIT LATE. REAL PEOPLE FINISHED THAT GAME IN 1999 (or 2003 for the Master Quest release on Gamecube. or 2011 for 3DS)

But yes, they need to make a Majora's Mask Master Quest asap >:( Apparently Wind Waker is getting a HD re-release... WHERE IS THE MM YOU BASTARDS?!
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YOU'RE A BIT LATE. REAL PEOPLE FINISHED THAT GAME IN 1999 (or 2003 for the Master Quest release on Gamecube. or 2011 for 3DS)

But yes, they need to make a Majora's Mask Master Quest asap >:( Apparently Wind Waker is getting a HD re-release... WHERE IS THE MM YOU BASTARDS?!

Silence.

Anyways, I needs me some Majora's Mask action so I'll need to dig out my old N64 I think!

The thing is it would be so much easier for them to port Majora's Mask onto the 3DS than to make Windwaker for the Wii U. Smiley: disappointed
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I really liked Sony's plan for old Playstation games on the PS4.

I think it was mentioned that eventually, all old PS1, PS2, and PS3 games will be made available for the PS4 through direct downloads. I know, this is really just about the money, but sometimes there are games I missed, but still want to go back and play. Of course, the low resolution games will probably look awful on 50" screens...

Yes... there are emulators, but setting everything up is sometimes it's more of a hassle than it's worth... plus it's probably not legal and the games don't always work since they're emulators and not the actual consoles.
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That said, the PS4 will be doing exactly that - emulating the games.

Nice feature I guess, hopefully they are cheap.

I like seeing the new consoles and such but I never end up getting one. It does sound nice though, to be a part of that online console gaming community and buying games legitimately and playing with friends and all that jazz ... but then I remember that all of that requires money. Money which could be going to all my expensive hobbies. :'(

PC gaming by myself for me!

Well, still excited about The Elder Scrolls Online.

Related to online: apparently DRK is going to be one of the first new advanced jobs to come out in XIV. Godspeed, new DRK. Make us proud.
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orly ~

i'm scared of 14. it looks sharp as **** but i been burned before and i'm leery as **** of anything new from SE, in spite of how much fun i've had since coming back to 11.

whole point is somewhat moot as my frankenstein PC ran the benchmark at a little over 2400. dunno if it'd even be worth my while to try it until i upgrade.
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FFXIV 2.0 is supposed to be easier on the graphic sides of things than its first release, so you should be able to run it on low settings with an older PC.

I don't know if FFXIV will fail or not, but it will be less like FFXI and more like a modern MMO, in case that makes a difference.
For example, I've heard that while leveling through parties will certainly be an option, leveling through quests will be the optimal method. Of course, leveling should only be a small part of any MMO...

The first phase of beta just started recently, so maybe more information will begin to be available, if you're interested.

For now though, FFXIV is my retirement plan from FFXI. When I have finally had enough of FFXI, I'm hoping FFXIV will be there to catch me because honestly, most of these newer MMOs just can't keep my attention.

Of course, there is also Elder Scrolls Online. My hopes for this one are low, but it could turn out to be amazing.
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yeah i saw a vidya of the director talking about the game and it was, frankly, shocking to see any SE employee admitting they screwed up and took 14's success for granted and didn't learn anything from 11 or take any modern MMO's into consideration.

hope is a scary thing.
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if other modern MMOs havent caught your attention, dont expect FFXIV 2.0 to do so. It plays just like them...

Edited, Mar 3rd 2013 2:43am by Finuve
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didnt' like GW2, TOR was fun until i started doing pvp and half my abilities were bugged + the faction pop imbalance issues. loved TERA but didn't have the time to deal with it when it came out. **** i'm having fun w/ 11 again, it's scary.
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Of course, there is also Elder Scrolls Online.
Oh boy, a chance to play against hundreds of people to catch butterflies.
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I post this every year I'm sure, but happy mandatory drunkness day!

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I've avoided it every time you post it on FB, and I will continue to avoid it now!

Mwahahaha.
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But it's good Smiley: glare
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As an engineer, I too shall ignore it once again.
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It's a song about brewing alcohol you ****** Smiley: mad
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The singing is better than the brewing, but only because to get to the singing involves lots of drinking, whereas you don't need to drink to brew.
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My GPU just died on me, any suggestions? I'm aiming for something under $250.

I'm slightly biased towards AMD since nVidia can't figure out proper offers to bundle with GPUs.


Just some preliminary searching has led me to the 7870.

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I just bought a Sapphire 7870 XT, which is the best card you're going to get for 250. The XT is key, it's significantly more powerful than a standard 7870. It comes bundled with Tombraider and Bioshock Infinite, power cables and a variety of adapters. Just make sure you have a powerful enough power supply to run it. I had to upgrade to an 850 watt to run it under load.
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I just bought a Sapphire 7870 XT, which is the best card you're going to get for 250. The XT is key, it's significantly more powerful than a standard 7870. It comes bundled with Tombraider and Bioshock Infinite, power cables and a variety of adapters. Just make sure you have a powerful enough power supply to run it. I had to upgrade to an 850 watt to run it under load.
I completely agree with this suggestion

but I want to add, that naming was so dumb by AMD...the 7870 XT has more in common with the 7950 than it does the 7870

EDIT: Also the new tomb raider is fantastic, and because I like posting eyefinity screenshots
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Good to know and will probably be what I pick up in the end. It's a good thing this one was pointed out, it would have otherwise been lost to me in a small selection of other 7850s.

Built my pc with a 1000W power supply, so that shouldn't be an issue since I'm only looking at one card.


The gpu is sold out on newegg, but this will give me some time to verfiy that mine really is dead. Current one is only a year old and it was working no problem last night, but when I turned on my pc this morning, I had no display. Integrated graphics were enabled, gpu fan is running, but the card isn't listed under the device manager even after reseating the gpu. Unfortunately, my google-fu has failed me so far in similar problems, but I've got a few ideas for tests. Tomorrow, I'll throw the card in a different machine and see if I have the same problem. I find this hard to believe, but it wouldn't be the first time pc parts have failed on me within a year...


EDIT: since we're kind of on rants.... AMD offering two of three free games with their cards... nVidia? $150 for in-game specific content for mediocre free-to-play games



EDIT of shame... turns out GPU still works. Was bored cooking dinner, so thought I'd give my gpu another go, reseated it, turned on machine, and I got video! Good news is I don't need a new card, disappointed because I was looking forward to Bioshock and Tomb Raider.

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If you had the money set aside for it, you might as well do it anyway. I've heard good things about the new Bioshock, and one questionably bad thing.
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Unfortunately, the my huge backlog of games and busy schedule are the primary reasons I didn't buy either game. By the time I can actually look forward to enjoying either one, they'll be at least 33% off.


A new GPU would have just been a great excuse for not being responsible Smiley: lol

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So I'm starting to piece together my Cosplay for the MCM expo. I'm such a nerd.

Though if I get laid off the back of it I win back some dignity, right? Right?!
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Whatever your cosplay is, add a Deadpool mask.
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Whatever your cosplay is, add a Deadpool mask.


Genius.
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So I'm starting to piece together my Cosplay for the MCM expo. I'm such a nerd.

Though if I get laid off the back of it I win back some dignity, right? Right?!
For a ho like you, I'd be shocked and somewhat disappointed if you didn't. Smiley: lol
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So I'm starting to piece together my Cosplay for the MCM expo. I'm such a nerd.

Though if I get laid off the back of it I win back some dignity, right? Right?!
For a ho like you, I'd be shocked and somewhat disappointed if you didn't. Smiley: lol

Hey! I resemble that remark! Smiley: mad

Besides I'm not a ho, cuz I don't charge!


edit: **** firefox double quote! Smiley: motz

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Are there magazines in America that would be a direct parallel to something like Shonen Jump in Japan?

I recently read the success of a new comic (in America) is almost entirely based around pre-orders, which sounds odd to me. In some ways, it seems Japan's system would almost be better.
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One major reason it wouldn't work here is that Japan's system is self enclosed. One Piece's story doesn't require knowledge of Naruto's, so on and so forth. The big two, Marvel and DC, all their stories are linked to common universes, so you have to take into account what is happening in Spider-Man's story when writing an Avenger's book. Then you have that manga tends to skip out on coloring their pages, and truth be told manga is simpler quality art. It just takes much longer to push out an Marvel / DC book than it does a Shounen Jump chapter.
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So the two big issues would be...
First, a compilation book would need to completely contain a single universe.
Second, the release of such a novel would need to be once a month, not simply weekly? Given how much more time goes into the art and coloring, a weekly release would be out of the question, or is there more to it?

Since DC uses a common universe, how do they decide which is canon?



(I'm bored, curious, and want to generate discussion)
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It's pretty much all canon, which is the biggest issue. Superman's story A can't contradict something in Batman's story B and Wonder Woman's story C, so all three writers have to be pretty much on the same page on details. And that's just three characters solo books, since all three characters are on a team together for story D that has to incorporate story A, B, and C. That's just with three characters and four books. Keep in mind there are many more characters and team up books and specials and alternate dimensions, so on and so forth. Now, there's no reason that story A has to be related to stories B, C, and D and can be off to the side, all that is important is that it doesn't interfere with what's going on in those stories. The big problem comes from "major events," where stories A through D are all connected, and how stories A through D leads into Event Story E.

The art is kind of a big deal, but the biggest issue planning on how these stories work with each other. That alone probably takes like a week. The best example I can give of this train wreck is to suggest reading all the current Batman books. Detective Comics, Batman, Batwing, Legend of the Dark Knight, Batman - The Dark Knight, Batman Inc., Nightwing, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Batwoman, Batgirl ...
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#8701 Apr 09 2013 at 10:50 AM Rating: Good
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Is anyone able to produce successful stand-alone stories that are closed off from the Marvel / DC universes?

Not being a comic person, I've always had this impression that the American comic seen is just one big rehash and expansion of universes created decades ago...

So now, it seems to me that if I ever wanted to get into Batman, for instance, I wouldn't have a clue where to begin. I guess being the logical person I am, I'd try to find the earliest Batman collections that I can find and proceed in chronological order, but then I'd also have to dive into many other DC books as well? Not to mention these things have been going on for decades, so that's a lot of material to catch up on...

I get the feeling that if DC / Marvel was trying to boost sales with recent movies, it hasn't really helped.
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