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Gaming / Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Last post by vladgd on April 04, 2020, 10:50:06 PM »
So I quit stopped playing WoW because with finite time, and a billion games I wanna play, multiplayer games just gotta go. Great time with it, might be back to dabble, but I am behind schedule. Almost an entire month since the last post, no can do!

5. Advance Wars Days of Ruin



I ended up picking dual strike and days of ruin on the same day while used game shopping. Decided upon the one I wanted to play the least out of the two first, for the "newest" game in the series, graphically, I think its the worst looking advance wars game. The music is also super edgy guitar stuff for the most part, and....I ain't a fan...

AND they nerfed the commanders to shit, no more is the armywide passive effects, now all units across the board are the same. You have to put a commander into a unit, and it has a small radius of which units in that radius gain the passive effect, and if that unit lives long enough you can use your commander power thing.

Music, graphics, gameplay mechanics, and setting, just no, no, no, no, and no.

Then "cough" well I played the game "cough"

It ain't advance wars 2, but it's pretty damn good. I thought the bike infantry would be overpowered as shit, because why build a regular one if you can have one on a bike that goes twice as far? But they follow the same rules as any other vehicle. So roads? GREAT! mountains? NO BUENO! The naval game was overhauled so it feels a bit more balanced/interesting. The new units added a subtle but positive feel to the gameplay, in advance wars 2 if your opponent had a neotank, you basically just let it murder your units unless you have some artillery or something. In days of ruin, they have an "anti tank" unit, which does just that, but it ain't broke because infantry and indirects can counter it. Only hole in the game is there's 3 tiers of tank, tank, md tank, and wartank. In the first 2 games, I made a lot of use out of both the tank and the md tank, and for whatever reason in this game...I may not have made even one single tank or md tank after I got access to the wartank. If I'm fighting infantry, I make an anti air to kill it. If I am fighting tanks, I have a combo of one anti tank guarding rockets/artillery. If I just need raw meat for the grinder, I just make 20,000,000 mech infantry. Maybe they'll be more useful in the optional maps (of which there are many), but with how I play the game, never found a use for normal tanks unless they were a predeployed unit.

Pretty challenging game overall, gets pretty nasty near the end...."cough" FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK "cough", but when actually winning a mission where they give you two stones and a leaf to fight the entire united states armed forces, it feels good.

Damn shame they killed off the series, having beaten 3/4 of them, it's threatening to surpass xcom for being my favorite turn based strategy series...

RECOMMENDING THIS ONE, but if you have a choice, play the first two first.
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Random Chat / Re: How's this coronavirus affecting everyone?
« Last post by Spectere on March 30, 2020, 08:08:33 PM »
Yeah, that's one of the points my mom brought up. We're at the tail end of cold/flu season, so she suspects that a big reason it spread so quickly in certain areas is due to people thinking they might have caught something far more benign.
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Random Chat / Re: How's this coronavirus affecting everyone?
« Last post by Zephlar on March 30, 2020, 04:24:16 PM »
It's also allergy season which doesn't help. I'm sneezing/coughing/runny nose like crazy right now but I can tell it's just my usually annual allergies. Hopefully that has something to do with it Newf because yeah...that would suck.

3.5g would last me somewhere around a week, but that was also considering I was working, and generally tried not to be high at work.

I agree. I don't condone working high. People that do typically don't care about their job at all in my experience. That being said, and this is pretty bad, wife and I go through a half a week. It's the backwoods we're kind of addicted to the tobacco leaf I think.
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Gaming / Re: Music Gaming Accomplishments
« Last post by Spectere on March 29, 2020, 11:41:12 PM »


This chart has haunted me since DJMP2 because it's so unbelievably fucky (it's only rated an 8 or something like that. It's not hard to pass, but…ugh). Kind of surprised I figured it out enough to get an S rank. I'm not looking forward to doing the same for the MX chart (which is both hard and extremely fucky).
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Random Chat / Re: How's this coronavirus affecting everyone?
« Last post by Spectere on March 29, 2020, 12:26:17 AM »
Best wishes, NewF. Please keep us posted. <3
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Random Chat / Re: How's this coronavirus affecting everyone?
« Last post by Bobbias on March 28, 2020, 05:44:52 PM »
Honestly, not sure how long an oz will last. This is the first time I've ordered an oz at once. I only really started smoking again (apart from when someone offered to smoke me up) was when the local legal pot shop opened up, and I was just picking up 3.5g at a time (or various prerolls, GF only likes to smoke joints and I never have papers). 3.5g would last me somewhere around a week, but that was also considering I was working, and generally tried not to be high at work.

And yeah, I've got enough seniority there now that once things start picking up I should get back in without much trouble, but that also depends on how quickly things ramp up, since there are a bunch of people with like 15-20 years seniority there too, and they could feasibly run a skeleton crew with basically just all the old farts that are still around.

That's rough Newf. Hopefully it's just some dumb cold that didn't get the coronavirus memo.
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Random Chat / Re: How's this coronavirus affecting everyone?
« Last post by NewF on March 28, 2020, 08:55:54 AM »
I'm currently working in sanitation (Yeah, lowest of the low and especially susceptible to this shit going around) and I also traveled to the states (secondary work), and am having symptoms (Dry cough, stuffy, etc). Called ministry of health and am forced to quarantine. They're on a shortage of supplies so I have to wait for them to call me for testing. Filed for the EI, but now playing the waiting game with them as well. Hoping I get everything going as soon as possible cause I got bills to pay and unable to work to pay them. :-/
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Random Chat / Re: How's this coronavirus affecting everyone?
« Last post by Zephlar on March 27, 2020, 12:52:47 PM »
Sorry to hear that Bobbias. That really sucks. Silver lining at least it's not permanent.

How long does an oz of weed last you? Just curious.

My work life is business as usual. Georgia hasn't really been very strict. Law firms are largely working from home but we're a small firm so it's just same shit different day at the moment.
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Random Chat / Re: How's this coronavirus affecting everyone?
« Last post by Spectere on March 27, 2020, 09:43:19 AM »
As opposed to here, where you only see independents/third-parties in smaller city or town governments (and even that's a long shot). :x

Even if the other parties are considered minor players it's still good that they can at least make their voices heard (not to mention that they feasibly can gain power as they win over voters). The only influence that independents bring to, say, the presidential elections is swaying votes away from one candidate or the other.

We've had some instances of cooperation here, but then you look at issues like the recent impeachment trial and you see how ugly the bipartisan system can be. How is it that 50% firmly believe that someone is guilty of crimes while the other 50% believe that he's completely innocent, and why would such a thing be so conveniently split along party lines like that? Whether Trump is truly guilty or not (not even going to get into that particular quagmire), I find it appalling that our lawmakers are voting purely by color instead of their beliefs. It really puts their true allegiance into perspective.
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Random Chat / Re: How's this coronavirus affecting everyone?
« Last post by Bobbias on March 26, 2020, 04:08:26 PM »
Yeah, best we'll be able to do is extrapolate numbers.

As for our politics, federally speaking, the Conservatives and the Liberals are most often the biggest 2 parties while the NDP is usually 3rd place. There are other parties, but the only other really notable ones would be the Greens (currently having only 3 MPs, so almost no power) and the Bloc Quebecois, who actually currently have more than the NDP, but are only able to be voted for within Quebec, meaning they'll never be more than a minor player federally.

Provincially there tend to be more minor parties involved in things, but the top 3 here in Ontario are almost exclusively Liberal, Conservative, and NDP, anything else tends to be like maybe 1 seat somewhere.

All in all I'm actually impressed at how much cooperation there's been during all this. Usually they're at least bitching about each other a bit louder than they have been, even during emergencies like this. NDP complained that the spending bill we just passed doesn't do enough to help people like me, but all in all there's been much less squabbling than I expected. Still enough debate to delay votes into the night here and there, but people seem to be willing to at least push some kind of legislation through even if they don't particularly like it.
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