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Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« Last post by vladgd on April 10, 2021, 11:14:50 PM »
It is my opinion that it it not only morally wrong to be an anti vaxxer, but I think it should be outright ILLEGAL to be one. It should be a straight up crime.

...HOWEVER, not wanting to beta test a vaccine is a valid reason to want to postpone vaccination. I am in this camp personally. No disrespect to anyone who already has it, my parents have it, more and more friends and co workers are getting it/have it already. It's all putting it in my mind that it's a thing I aught to do in the next few months.
Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« Last post by Spectere on April 10, 2021, 11:06:57 PM »
If it helps, the main reason the common folk are allowed to get it is because the shots completely go to waste if they have extra stock or appointments fall through. At this point, the more people get it the safer the general populace is going to be.

Also, fuck anti-vaxxers with a rusty pole. ;D

Though needles are kind of a phobia...and philia thing for me...

Oh my~
Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« Last post by vladgd on April 10, 2021, 10:06:07 PM »
I know more and more people who are getting it, and while I don't want to be an early adopter...the hive mind is starting to make me think sooner is better than later for this kind of thing.

As for the needles, I am the same way, but as long as I ain't looking it's more or less fine. Though needles are kind of a phobia...and philia thing for me...yknow im just gonna tiny text this because fuck you I'll TMI on the internet if I want to.
Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« Last post by Spectere on April 10, 2021, 07:30:20 PM »
So I was able to set up an appointment for the first dose of Moderna anti-rona juice. That's going to be happening on Friday evening. As much as I'm not looking forward to getting jabbed (despite having quite a bit of blood work done when I was 12-14 I'm still pretty needle-averse), I'm glad that the slow and steady act of "getting this shit over with" is starting.
Gaming / Re: 2021 Backlog Report
« Last post by vladgd on April 07, 2021, 08:29:11 PM »
5. Monster Hunter Rise

It had just occurred to me, that I counted monster hunter world that one year...I seen credits in this game, thus, it counts for the list. I'd call it a freebie if it didn't take me 45 hours...+howeverlong I will keep playing the game after that...

It's monster hunter, what's not to like.

Random Chat / Re: The Lamest Topic Ever Conceived
« Last post by Spectere on April 07, 2021, 07:04:10 PM »
This seems like such a minor thing, but I love when devs take the time to ensure that the close button appears on the left side on macOS ports.

I'd also like to offer a huge disapproving finger wag to Mozilla and Google for not giving enough of a shit to put the close buttons on the left side of tabs in the Mac ports of Firefox and Chrome despite it being a widely requested feature. Basic UI consistency should never be considered optional.
Gaming / Re: Monster Hunter
« Last post by vladgd on April 06, 2021, 05:44:58 PM »
Watching the credits right now. ~42 hours played. This game is seperated between village (single player only) and hub (the meat of the game, single or multiplayer), and progression is seperated between the two. So my time played is to get to the end of both, if you just do could probably do it in 10 if you really just bee line it. I did hub first because multiplayer is where all of my monster hunter enjoyment comes from, and village is low rank it's a joke finishing village with high rank gear. Funny no credits for the hub, even though it's where a vast majority of the content is located, but either way, monster hunter has never been about the "story", so don't expect much here. SPOILERS, the village eider gives you a it's the canon weapon now or getting coal for christmas, gross.

I mean It's clear I already recommend this game to any fan of the series, but having had sunk my teeth into a majority of what the game currently has to offer, I am happy with the product they put out.

And as I get to the end of this post and the credits finally end...there's still more village quests? Well I'll edit when I beat them all because this feels like a bayonetta where they rope a dope you with some credits....only for more game to be there to play for credits aga....for more game to play FOR THE THIRD SET OF CREDITS where the game story ends. Monster hunter games don't really end, but they do have a story that ends, so color me confused.


Well that was...weird. So hub goes from HR 1 to HR 7 quests. Village goes from HR1-4, then you have credits "the story is done", but then you have HR5 quests, you do the mandatory quests for an urgent to fight an...almudron...just some normal mid tier monster and after that(a very annoying hard to hit despite him being huge, but still not that bad of a fight)...HR 6, but it just kinda stops. There are quests to do, but thats it. I mean Village monsters feel like they have 60% the health of a hub monster, so for farming certain low rank parts it's useful, but what a strange way to end a story. The story isn't over, they kind of cliffhanger it in the hub, but still, strange. But again these games aren't ones you just stop playing because the game stops giving you a story incentive to do so, so...I still got a lot of random sidequests/unfinished not mandatory for story progression quests/get my lance set fully decked out/play other weapons/arena quests/ECT ECT ECT, plenty to do. HOWEVER compared to the two monster hunters I put the most time into, freedom unite, and world, this one has by far the least amount of content...which is still a lot of content worth the price of admission in my humble opinion. YMMV, I enjoy it, play it now, wait for dlc, wait for pc, no wrong way to go at it. I'm playing it now on switch, and when im done, it'll be like world, I'll probably be done till the next new release years in the future.

Time played as of this post 46 hours 43 minutes.

More or less my "review" of the game. Going back to even playing world is probably impossible for me now. GUD GAM


Some random notes I notice. I think part of the ease of this release is specific to wirebugs. You can do a knockdown recovery move, kinda similar to a fighting game in this game. Monster knocks you down, durring the knockback animation where you ragdoll helplessly, you can just wirebug in any direction away from danger with your weapon sheathed so you can pop a potion or something. It's a bit odd to use at first, get knocked back, hold ZL and hit A and a direction, its probably the single biggest cart prevention mechanic in the game to be honest.

*edit 4/10*

So I changed my mind AGAIN on lance sweep. I was against it, then for it, then against it, now FOR IT. 60 hours played. Here's what lance sweep don't do. ITS SLOW, doesn't hit very high up, it's not a poke so lance aesthetics.

Heres what lance sweep do, it's a sweep with a BIG AS FUCK ARC JESUS, the monster is sometimes behind me and I'll still hit, great for out of position stuff. Actual good damage for downed monsters. But something I noticed as I played, and as the community brings up, it's slow...and does a lot of damage but it's know how fast lance loses sharpness by it's poke poke poke? Very fast, but liberal usage of sweep (which I find I use it a majority of the time now) means sharpness is less of an issue than ever. Less attacks = less sharpness loss = even more damage. It may be an attack that goes against the spirit of the weapon, but I think it overall makes the weapon more fun to play after you get over the learning curve.

*edit 4/13*

"cough" 77 hours "cough"

I have done all of the village quests finally, all the high rank hub quests, just need to get through the low rank hub stuff. I finally played another weapon, heavy bowgun. I don't know jack shit about it, but slap a shield on it with a few points in guard and I got through the "rajang + zinogre" quest in hr7 with minimal fear of carting. Current meta seems to be pierce, when I want to play maybe I'll figure out what I need to do spread, but pierce is fun enough. I run my lance with guard 5 evade window 4, so im mixing guard and evasion, which is something people don't do, so yknow fuck the meta. All damage does in this game is reduce the time a hunt takes, and in a lobby of 4 players, not dying is my priority. Just because the community at large believes something to be optimal, doesn't make it more fun for you as an individual.

People are complaining about the talisman rng postgame experience being horrible, but imo it's not much different than the .000001% augment droprate meta of base pre dlc world, so it is what it is. Keeps people playing, which keeps people in lobbies, so it ain't a bad thing.

A monster hunter fan who does not like this game is actually wrong. Yes an opinion can be wrong.

*edit 4/16*

Last edit to this post, about 81 hours played. Pretty much done with what I want to do with the game in it's current state, may come back later when dlc hits. To call it a "short game" would be silly. There's plenty to do.
Random Chat / Re: Car Audio!
« Last post by Spectere on April 05, 2021, 10:28:23 PM »
Might want to consider it, honestly. That's pretty close to the sound pressure of a gunshot. My dad ended up with permanent partial hearing loss and tinnitus after we went to a Disturbed concert without ear protection in 2019, and the SPLs there were only in the 120-130dB range. I'm sure age had a bit to do with that (he was 63 at the time) but still.

Planning to enter any competitions?
Random Chat / Re: Weight Loss
« Last post by vladgd on April 05, 2021, 06:35:14 PM »

x2 (have to ride back home) = 21 miles/~34 rest of the world units

After a shit week and a shit day at work yesterday (well a great day just an annoying end), fantastic weather today, was going to go half the distance but felt good enough to get to the next town over. On top of that ran into an old friend part of the way through and had a good conversation, good times. Rain all week but looks clear tomorrow, so if the legs feel good, it'll be round 2 tomorrow. It's good podcast time being on the bike, anyone listen to JJ reddick?


So with some new found "motivation", aka, girl doesn't give a flying fuck but I still do, I got back down to 195...for a few minutes before finally eating. Still, CAN fit into medium shirts again, will try to keep this up.
Random Chat / Re: Car Audio!
« Last post by NewF on April 05, 2021, 02:51:00 PM »
Yeah, I won't go that far hahahah.
Also, still not finished with upgrades yet. Getting my rims and low pro tires, new headlights and a body kit for it this summer.
And nope, no ear protection worn. Ever.
Still not loud enough for me yet hahahaha.
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