Commented 7 years ago2013-03-15 21:06:29 UTC in journal: #8137 Comment #38706
Damn, lucky neither of those houses burned down, that's one close call!
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-12 17:52:38 UTC in journal: #8132 Comment #38678
Thats fine man, we're all figuring things out together really. We've got one older guy who's never played a thing besides military sims :P

Six of sixteen are founded right now, one more on his way, plus you that would make 8. If no one else shows we could all found a second city once we max our firsts out.
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-11 20:09:49 UTC in journal: #8132 Comment #38677
TIM was one of the best parts of middle school tech classes!

Atom I just started a 16 city region with 3 other friends, we should have a fourth soon and possibly 2-3 more eventually. It's on US West 3. Once you start the tutorial you can quit and it will count as doing it, then I can shoot you an invite and you can claim a city. We should have enough space for 2 cities each once we figure out who is playing and who isn't.

We play in Mumble too, so I can give you the address when you do end up playing.
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Commented 7 years ago2013-03-10 21:53:12 UTC in journal: #8132 Comment #38676
Here's my first one so far. I really should have paced myself better, the most cash I've had is about $100,000 and I'm having a hard time keeping up with services/utilities. Every time I get money I need to spend it all on upgrading police/fire/electricity whatever. I'm also out of space pretty much. Wish the city sizes were as big as they are in 4.

I love night-time in this game
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-09 19:13:20 UTC in journal: #8132 Comment #38675
Striker you should try 4, it's pretty widely toted as the best one in the series. It was what, ten years ago now, and people still play it a lot.
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-08 14:20:08 UTC in journal: #8132 Comment #38674
My thoughts too, Pengy. It's a good game, which is why the launch has been so sincerely disappointing. If they had titled it "SimCity: Online" then it'd be less of a big deal, but this way I feel just slightly lied to.

ATDestroy, if you love SimCity that much, you'll probably really enjoy this once the servers get stable. It's addicting. The international aspect of it is super cool.

Atom, yeah, that's me. I'll check again.
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-07 23:53:42 UTC in journal: #8132 Comment #38673
I've used Steam's offline mode once in the past three years, to go on vacation. Lately I've realized I'd rather spend a few days snowmobiling, riding a quad, or fishing than playing the same games I can play every day back home on my shitty old laptop in a cabin in the woods. You need to predict your internet connection cutting out(or do it the night/morning before you leave for the middle of the woods), and activate it through the menu, then close steam. Yes it keeps running if you disconnect during a game, but:

So does SimCity. If it hasn't reconnected by the time you quit, it waits to sync your data to the cloud.

"if your internet happens to go down while you're playing, the game automatically quits just to fuck with you," Uh, no, no it doesn't. A little icon appears telling you you're de-synced and another appears when you're connected again. They pop-up in game. Not sure if you just made that up, or heard it somewhere. If you heard it from someone, they lied.

Point's moot really. Unless you're psychic, Steam's offline mode is largely useless. Honestly, when was the last time you used it?

And Atom I don't see your request yet. Did you send it to the right name?
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-07 23:16:43 UTC in journal: #8132 Comment #38672
Ok, I'll keep an eye out. It looks like servers are starting to get stressed again, it's getting near prime-time here in the US now.

I managed to play quite a bit today though, perhaps by this weekend things will have continued to improve at the rate they are and we can start something up.

I will once again point out the irony of Steam users complaining about needing an internet connection to game, because it's too funny.
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-07 20:31:13 UTC in journal: #8132 Comment #38671
Yeah if waiting in line to get in until they sort this out doesn't appeal to anyone, then don't buy it yet. It's about a 15 minute wait right now.

I don't even have a laptop so the online thing doesn't bother me. Steam's the same way so I can't really complain about this. Not getting to play for the first day after buying it I will HAPPILY complain about though. That was shite.
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-07 20:28:54 UTC in journal: #8132 Comment #38670
It's $60 striker.

And yeah Atom, I'll play with you. Add Legitzkrieg.

I'm really eager to try the co-op connected cities.
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-07 01:04:50 UTC in journal: #8129 Comment #58236
Striker you need to make a PB & J sandwich. The dryness is circumvented with a glass of milk. Take a big bite, take a sip of the milk. Repeat.

Also, try a peanut butter and banana sandwich. That one takes a little working up to try, but you will NOT be disappointed. Slice a banana up and after you spread the PB on the bread, add an equal layer of banana slices, then top with the other slice of bread. White bread. Also to be eatan with a glass of milk.

And yeah, what Pengy said. Chocolate spread, or even better, Nutella, which is a chocolate/hazelnut mix. Also best in a sandwich with white bread and a glass of milk.
Commented 7 years ago2013-03-02 00:02:29 UTC in journal: #8127 Comment #44906
yeah. keep RAM the same across the slots. don't mix brands either.

Also, you can't go wrong with a 670. 680's are really expensive, and 690's are even more so.

I just picked a 660 yesterday because it was on sale, and I'm getting between 80-150 frames in Crysis 3 on high. My shitty CPU is to blame for the deviance. The 670 would probably add 10 to that, but you can't ignore your CPU and MOBO and stuff like that.

My friend just bought a pre-made, and it's actually baller. Better than my built one. An i7, a 7980, and 16gb ram. I'm jelly. You could get one, but the one thing you DEFINITELY need after you do is a second HDD. Keep all your shit on the second, big HDD and your OS on the first one. That way you can clean whipe your windows every once in a while without spending four days downloading your games again. Nothing like a squeaky clean windows install.
Commented 7 years ago2013-02-26 23:54:12 UTC in journal: #8122 Comment #38650
Damn man that's scary. I'll never understand some people. Glad everyone's OK.
Commented 7 years ago2013-02-26 23:52:03 UTC in journal: #8123 Comment #62484
A belated happy B-day to ya, mines tomorrow. We're only 2 days from being twinsies!

And I'm also pretty sure Capt T just tried to murder you.
Commented 7 years ago2013-02-26 23:50:35 UTC in journal: #8124 Comment #67181
Nice build man! You shouldn't have to look at system requirements for quite some time now :)
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Commented 7 years ago2013-02-18 01:08:47 UTC in journal: #8115 Comment #65367
Dimbark you should just get into Dungeons & Dragons. There's a lot to learn but it sounds like you'd enjoy it based on this stuff.
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Commented 7 years ago2013-01-29 22:16:11 UTC in journal: #8101 Comment #58209
I enjoy my wide open space too much to consider moving. Not a fan of crowds. Traveling to other countries is much much harder over here though, that's a bit of a downer.
Commented 7 years ago2013-01-27 07:53:26 UTC in journal: #8097 Comment #48651
I dig the third one, nice displacement work. Hope you finish it!
Commented 7 years ago2013-01-27 03:05:28 UTC in journal: #8095 Comment #67113
Commented 7 years ago2013-01-26 04:22:45 UTC in journal: #8095 Comment #67112
Processed in a speedy 69 milliseconds

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Commented 7 years ago2013-01-19 06:31:20 UTC in journal: #8090 Comment #61047
wow nice man! I've been on stage once but I wasn't acting, and that was intimidating enough! it must've fealt awesome to read that message from the Director! gratz
Commented 7 years ago2013-01-01 23:57:43 UTC in journal: #8074 Comment #65295
Wait, why are people saying the name Crollo? Is elliot Crollo? That would explain a newbie showing up out of the blue, talking out of his ass, and trying to rationalize gang-rape.
Commented 7 years ago2013-01-01 06:07:24 UTC in vault item: de_forever [CSGO] Comment #16910
"The 3d skybox in this map was superbly done!"

/me giggles with pride
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-31 03:05:25 UTC in journal: #8074 Comment #65294
Suture: Implying knowing your ex was at a party means knowing you're going to be fucking raped.

2much: Implying this was an accident.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-31 00:59:49 UTC in vault item: de_centre Comment #17318
Good god I remember testing this map with you years ago! Glad to see it's not dead! I quite liked it!
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-31 00:41:25 UTC in journal: #8074 Comment #65293
Right so, let's use an analogy, shall we? FUN! I know analogies are impossible to understand for like 1% of the population, but here goes.

Suture and Elliot are walking down the street together, headed to a bar or something, i don't know. They are having a conversation with each other which is keeping their attention. They are "intentionally" as Elliot put it, doing this. They know all of the horrible things that COULD happen when walking down the street at night, even though they hardly ever do happen.

I see them, sneak up behind them, smash both of them in the back of the head with a wooden bat while they are distracted.


...No. No it is not. It's my fault for smashing their skulls in, because i decided to do that. I decided to take advantage of them while they were doing something completely normal. To round the analogy off, in case anyone here is part of that 1%, this girl got drunk at a party. Getting drunk at parties is normal. These guys decided to rape this girl. End of fucking discussion.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-30 07:33:26 UTC in journal: #8074 Comment #65292
The train thing is completely different. The train is an object, it didn't DECIDE to hit her. Those guys decided to rape her, she cannot control the actions of others. Suggesting it is her fault in any way whatsoever is kinda fucked up dude.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-30 02:49:43 UTC in journal: #8074 Comment #65291
You should try it at least once :P

Just don't go overboard. Overboard is not fun.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-30 02:05:06 UTC in journal: #8074 Comment #65290
Elliot, have you ever gotten drunk off your ass? I know I have, and many times "Intentionally", as you put it. Many times. None of those times have I been raped, let alone by multiple people. I don't see what you're getting at. That is victim blaming.

If that girl was my little sister, those dudes would be six feet under the ground and I'd be in jail for multiple homicides. Worth it.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-30 00:18:39 UTC in journal: #8074 Comment #65289
"We will obliterate you from the face of the planet with wrath the likes of which this world has never seen" (DDOS's your website for half an hour)

Anonymous in a nutshell.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-23 23:01:08 UTC in journal: #8060 Comment #65276
I'm going to actually ask Grim to do this.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-20 21:58:55 UTC in journal: #8060 Comment #65275
you posted this exactly one hour ago and have logged in five times since then.

Commented 7 years ago2012-12-16 17:11:59 UTC in journal: #8058 Comment #61024
This looks cool.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-15 03:12:10 UTC in journal: #8053 Comment #49425
JeffMOD we have confirmation that he was mentally unhealthy, diagnosed, and was being treated with medication. Depression was the only confirmation so far. That's all we know. Given that he killed both his parents, children, then himself, depression was clearly not his only problem. Depressed people tend to just kill themselves.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-15 00:49:23 UTC in journal: #8053 Comment #49424
Mental disorders un-rightfully carry a huge, huge stigma in the US, and that discourages treatment by people who have them. Healing becomes something shameful, and that is disgusting to me.

Nothing can be done about the 350,000,000 guns in the country. There are more guns than people, and if you think you can make them fucking vanish into thin air because we decide they should be illegal, you need to think again. Roughly half of them are unregistered and unaccounted for, and we can't confiscate things if we don't know who has them and where. It's as simple as that.

Every time something like this happens, the tired and repeated brain-dead gun control debate completely overshadows and buries the very fixable and real problem regarding mental illness.

The person that committed this was severely depressed. Depression kills, and very rarely, as in the tragedy that happened today, very severe depression takes out a group of innocent people with it. Mental disorders are real, they are normal, and they should not be stigmatized.

If this man was in a therapeutic home under watch of doctors, as he clearly should have been, this would not have happened. That's that.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-13 22:39:06 UTC in journal: #8051 Comment #34812
Skals it's an invite to the full game.

DoTA 2 breaks down like this: Spend 20 minutes doing early-game WoW-type gameplay (auto-attacking miniature and completely non-threatening monsters slowly while you just move your Toon forward and back accordingly) while your enemies do the same. Then once everyone's characters have leveled up a bit and they've bought gear and can actually do damage, everyone starts killing each other, dying, blaming their teammates, claiming they are the only person on their team doing shit (the technical LoL/HoN/DoTA term is being the "carry") and then 30 minutes later, after a total of 50 minutes of a delicate and perfected mix of boredom, insulting, and face numbing tension (the tension being the best part of the game) then one team wins and one team gets called "fags" and/or "noobs" by their teammates.

Then you queue into matchmaking and do it all again.
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Commented 7 years ago2012-12-08 22:07:53 UTC in journal: #8044 Comment #67106
Keyboards should have breathalyzers attached.

God knows it'd help me.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-08 16:12:01 UTC in journal: #8047 Comment #58192
Wait, it's not a verb? I use it that way all the time!
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-08 04:59:22 UTC in journal: #8047 Comment #58191
Today I learned some people don't fullscreen Youtube videos.
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-07 04:02:51 UTC in journal: #8044 Comment #67105
"society sucks!" - every teenager who has yet to participate in society at all.
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Commented 7 years ago2012-12-01 01:45:37 UTC in journal: #8039 Comment #49407
Cyber monday I got 16gb RAM for $50. Awesome. Next year I'm either going to get a MOBO/CPU combo or a MOBO/GPU combo pack. My MOBO is the weakest part of my rig, my cpu is a 3.0ghz phenom II and my gpu is a 560ti. Which do you think would be more bang for my buck? Replace the CPU or the GPU?
Commented 7 years ago2012-12-01 01:38:01 UTC in journal: #8042 Comment #59930
Jimmy Zombieloffe and Grim are still alive, I talk to them everyday. Grim maybe less than every day. He is however in the channel as I type this. Want me to tell him you say "hi"?
Commented 7 years ago2012-11-29 02:43:38 UTC in journal: #8042 Comment #59929
jimmi, dimbark and collapse I think you mean.
Commented 7 years ago2012-11-29 00:21:35 UTC in journal: #8042 Comment #59928
Wait wait wait, THE Jimmy?

The infamous Jimmy that has been banned 100 million times and I've been hearing about non-stop since 2007?

/me popcorn