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7:00 PM
@fbueckert It's just a climate difference. We don't get enough wintery weather for people to need to know how to drive on ice.
@OrigamiRobot I submit that if you ever get ANY ice, knowing how to drive on it is a good skill.
I don't drive if it's snowing.
@StrixVaria wtf is Dieblo 3?
@Fluttershy To the Moon
7:01 PM
@Wipqozn It's a game where you rig voting machines to vote for the current Republican candidate.
@Fluttershy Wait, which #8?
@GnomeSlice That's my "Survive Sunday" game.
@Fluttershy Holy crap those books you chose are amazing.
@fbueckert When would you learn? If I could only have 1 guitar lesson per year and had no access to a guitar the rest of the time, it would be hard to learn.
@Fluttershy BL2. Always BL2
7:02 PM
The Night Angel Trilogy and The Name of the Wind are both incredible.
@Fluttershy Gravity Rush, then.
@GnomeSlice Game 8.
@Fluttershy So... Unmechanical or Shadow's Edge?
@OrigamiRobot The first time it happens, find a parking lot, and start practicing losing control.
@Fluttershy Didn't think The Cave came out until later this week
7:02 PM
@Fluttershy TL2
@StrixVaria It was actually your rating of the Night Angel trilogy on GoodReads that convinced me to buy it.
nice and casual
@Powerlord It doesn't. So that can be excluded from choosing today.
@fbueckert How do I get to the parking lot?
Q: Graphic card help!

fredo96I know this is pretty lame question, but I want to buy a graphics card for my PC, but ive never built a pc before and dont want to buy one that wont fit! I have a barebones pc that currently has an integrated graphics card, but i would like to have a dedicated one. Here is my computer specs I h...

On UX?!
7:03 PM
@OrigamiRobot Carefully.
@OrigamiRobot By driving really carefully.
@BenBrocka The infection is spreading!
@Fluttershy Is Gravity Rush fun? It looks very interesting; almost enough to make me consider getting a PSP.
@GnomeSlice Game 8. Top list = games, bottom list = books.
@Fluttershy 4*, 3*, and 4* pushed you over the edge? :P
7:03 PM
@Fluttershy Oh
I am stingy with my stars, though.
@GnomeSlice Gravity Rush is excellent. Best Vita title I've played.
@Fluttershy: So, you're re-reading the Wheel of Time?
@StrixVaria FAE told me that was very high praise from you. =P
@BenBrocka but he has a 32 bit motherboard
7:04 PM
@GnomeSlice Gravity rush is awesome. It's Vita though not PSP. Wipeout is also awesome
@fbueckert So I should put my life and others at stake just to get to my once a year ice driving lesson?
@Powerlord Well worth it.
@Fluttershy You should totally get Virtue's Last Reward! When you finish 999... with all the endings.
@BenBrocka I have Wipeout 64. Awesome.
@Powerlord What do you mean re-reading?
7:05 PM
@Fluttershy You... haven't read them before?
@Fluttershy I have given 5 stars to a grand total of 9 books.
@Powerlord Nope.
@OrigamiRobot It's not so much technique you learn, as in, "Oh, hey, I'm losing control. Don't panic."
@GnomeSlice Both are free if you get Playstation plus (for as long as your PS+ sub is active). I got it on PS3 and it's always been worth it. Though I got Wipeout for pay, and wasn't disapointed at all
@Powerlord I'd never even heard of the series until FAE told me about it.
7:06 PM
@Fluttershy Oh, you will love them.
@BenBrocka Gravity Rush is free with a PS+ sub? Almost enough to make me want to get one for the PS3 my dad says I can have.
@fbueckert sigh Nevermind.
Which I've never used.
@fbueckert I'm hoping so. =3 They come very highly recommended.
@Fluttershy I'd recommend more books, but I think you've got a pretty hefty stack to get through already. :P
7:07 PM
@OrigamiRobot Look up a program called Driver's Edge. Teaches you how to recover from skids and things
@fbueckert I have ~25 on my to read shelf on GoodReads.
@SaintWacko I'm not looking for lessons.
@OrigamiRobot It's a one day event
32 secs ago, by OrigamiRobot
@SaintWacko I'm not looking for lessons.
7:08 PM
@OrigamiRobot shrugs okay
@badp Game is $4, the in app purchase characters cost $46. Oh and the characters you get for paying real money are random
@badp allow me to fix this sentence controversially
'Final Fantasy is a steaming pile of horseshit'
@SaintWacko My entire point is that learning that skill is not worth it in my location. All I have to do is not drive for a day or two.
I already do that every weekend.
@GnomeSlice There's almost always one or two good games and some okay games in the free lineup for PS3. On PS3 it rotates monthly, slower on Vita at the moment, since it's got a smaller library
Oh and you can download most PSP/PSX games from the PSN for Vita
@BenBrocka Is it like a time-limited freeness?
7:10 PM
@SaintWacko For a moment I thought it was a computer program and I was looking for the download button on their homepage
Or once you get it, you get to keep it
@kalina Hey! I like their games!
@GnomeSlice Time limited in that: You have to "claim" games before they rotate out (sometimes they rotate back in) by "purchasing them" for free, and you can only play the free PS+ games while your subscription is active. So buying it for a year means you can play them for a year (part of why I keep the sub active. As long as there's even a few good games you actually play it's worth the per-year cost)
@fbueckert using the GnomeSlice school of reasoning, I advised it was controversial before making the post washes hands of situation
@kalina What?
7:13 PM
@kalina using the GnomeSlice school of reasoning, other people criticize games all the time so you don't have to worry about any of the fallout.
@OrigamiRobot ? ? ?
? ? ?
I have no idea what you guys are talking about.
7:14 PM
@BenBrocka so if you stop paying your Borderlands 1 goes away?
@GnomeSlice @kalina is not a guy. SEXIST!
@OrigamiRobot You mean 'incorrect', right?
yeah @GnomeSlice
@badp It doesn't "go away", but you can't play it until you have an active PS+ sub again. You can take breaks I'm pretty sure
7:15 PM
@BenBrocka um, yeah, okay.
How much per month?
@badp 100000000 dollars
@kalina That's a lot of lawns.
@kalina :|
@badp I think I paid $20 for 3 months.
@badp $50 a year
7:17 PM
@BenBrocka Hm. I guess that's actually not terrible.
And they usually have at least one (usually older) AAA title per month and usually at least 3 games worth playing
and I believe as long as you were active and downloaded it at least once during the offer period/your sub, you can get it again later, even if your sub lapses. been a while since I looked at the detailed terms, though.
I don't use my PS3 enough to justify it.
for instance they have had LBP 2 and Infamous 2
I mean, $4 per month is basically how much I've been spending for videogames anyway
I think
not sure actually and don't want to confirm.
7:18 PM
@agent86 Welcome back to the land of the sad and showerless. =P
@GnomeSlice Those are not mutually exclusive.
@badp Heh. No, it's a thing you go to. They set up a skid pad in a parking lot, provide cars with smoother tires, and you go out with an instructor and practice regaining control. They also have a camera in the car videoing you so you can see afterwards how you reacted
when they initially offered, I'd not played most of the PS3 games they were offering, so I picked it up for 3 mos. played some good games, on the whole, I don't regret it.
I looked bored in my video :P
@Fluttershy showerless? that is sad :(
7:19 PM
@OrigamiRobot Uh
@agent86 I'm in dire need of one... Grain dust sucks. And I am now covered in it. It is quite itchy. =(
@GnomeSlice Are you disagreeing?
@OrigamiRobot With what?
@badp PS+ also automatically uploads save files to their cloud and downloads patches, so that's sweet too. Much less time waiting for patches (though I don't know if it downloads patches for disk games that aren't in the console?)
@GnomeSlice I'm trying to work out if you're trolling or genuinely confused at this point
7:20 PM
Also, @agent86 did you see my resolutions list? If so, can you help me select a game to play tonight? >_>
@kalina Maybe he's a confused troll
@SaintWacko I suppose he could be!
2 mins ago, by OrigamiRobot
@GnomeSlice Those are not mutually exclusive.
@OrigamiRobot that too
In fact, I always assume he is both.
He is a lot easier to deal with that way.
7:21 PM
I never assume somebody is a troll, that's a bad habit to get into
@Fluttershy I don't think I did see your list.
@kalina Thank you
@GnomeSlice I make an exception in your case though
@Fluttershy oh, hmm
7:23 PM
@Fluttershy should add "Jet Set Radio HD with keyboard" onto that top list
@Fluttershy Finish Vessel
because that would be hilarious
@Fluttershy !rng 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
We should have IRC type bots in chat
@Fluttershy Beat FTL. That's a quick one.
@SaintWacko Take 8 out of it. I beat that last night.
7:23 PM
@Fluttershy I would suggest doing The Walking Dead. seems like something that's finishable in a reasonable amount of time, and it would up your confidence for the rest. some of those are long games :)
@Fluttershy Random.org says Torchlight 2
@Fluttershy I don't think I've ever seen a post with more replies together.
And I agree
@Ullallulloo Oh, wow
@SaintWacko One site does, right?
So many differing opinions! D=
7:25 PM
@Ullallulloo Oh, really?
@Fluttershy TL2 is my choice as well
@Ullallulloo Did my link have a lot of replies?
@Fluttershy Yes
@Fluttershy Seven.
@kalina You did say that earlier, I think.
7:25 PM
@Fluttershy Three for Torchlight 2!
I shall think on all that was said.
That site does.
@Ullallulloo Nice
Something close at least.
I've always been fond of IRC bots
and IRC commands
7:27 PM
@agent86 My plan is to break up the lengthy games with small bouts of the smaller games. I figure that'll help keep me going.
@SaintWacko not actually an IRC command
it's just a function provided by many clients
RFC 1459 has no provision for /hop
@kalina Oh?
@GnomeSlice You slap yourself with a large trout.
@SaintWacko Ouch.
Was it something custom on the channel I was in?
7:29 PM
@Ullallulloo This is probably my favourite site design in the network.
no, something custom in the client you were using
@kalina Oh, okay
Remember netsplits?
and judging by your trout slapping, you used mIRC
in RPG General Chat, yesterday, by Dice Service
@kalina Nope, I used the builtin IRC client in a Runescape client
7:30 PM
@SaintWacko I used Quakenet, Quakenet was the home of large scale netsplits last time I used it
@SaintWacko lolololololololololololololololololololololololol
Runescape is the shit
@SaintWacko must have been influenced by mIRC then
@GnomeSlice I played it for 8 years
It's been two or three years since I've played it, though
@SaintWacko I played it for 3 days. Never did find the first quest.
@kalina Probably
7:31 PM
@GnomeSlice Wut?
@kalina I just remember suddenly getting spammed with (quit:disconnected) messages
They've redone the beginning now though.
@Ullallulloo Is tutorial island still around?
@Ullallulloo I must have missed it, because I ended up on the other side of the (tiny) world, and made some money building fires in the street and dancing around them.
@SaintWacko I wrote a lot of scripts for my client, all my netsplits were cleanly identified as netsplits
7:32 PM
@SaintWacko I was among the first people on World 13 to kill the dragon in Runescape! =P
Also stealing loot from more experienced players killing things.
Because I was in a harder part of the world or something.
right, time to embark on a dangerous mission
Maybe I was still on tutorial island.
Wouldn't surprise me.
@SaintWacko I don't know.
There's a big fighting training thing I had to do when I tried to relog in last month.
All I accomplished in Runescape was becoming a street performer.
7:37 PM
I haven't touched Runescape since the "Members" area released.
@Fluttershy I started after that.
@GnomeSlice You can do that in the Lord of the Rings Online.
I never got into iron yet though, really.
My internet was too bad to play it well.
@Powerlord I was just thinking, a game which actually supported something like that would be really interesting.
Someone actually wrote a program to turn a MIDI file into a script to have your character play actual songs.
7:38 PM
@Powerlord Neat!
@SaintWacko runescape used IRC? Or was that a custom client or something?
Talking about Runescape killed the Bridge. =(
@Ullallulloo I hate cats, but that is cute.
Clearly we need to talk about Portal 2.
I need to learn how to use the non-in-game map editor for that to do more complicated stuff.
7:51 PM
@Fluttershy You are a terrible person. Just sayin'
@badp For not liking cats?
@Fluttershy That is an INTERNET FELONY I'm telling you.
@badp Mmmmmmmmeh.
@Ullallulloo d'awwwwwwwwwwwwww
@Powerlord A built-in support purposefully intended for street performers would be a really interesting thing to see in a game.
It would be difficult though.
Probably impossible.
Hour and a half to go...
@GnomeSlice Conclave
7:59 PM
@Fluttershy What? You can't even see other people in Conclave.
@GnomeSlice That's unrelated to your current thoughts, me thinks.
@Ullallulloo Uh? I was talking about street performing in games.
Oh, @Fluttershy, you want me to play Conclave.
@GnomeSlice O_o What the hell else would I have meant?
@Fluttershy I thought you were talking about what I was talking about.
@GnomeSlice I don't even know what you were talking about.
8:03 PM
@Fluttershy He thought you were saying that they should add street preforming to Conclave as a way to earn money.
Oh. No. That's just silly.
@Ullallulloo I thought he meant it DID support it.
And I was like what
@Fluttershy I think a game with support for something like that would be awesome actually.
But it would be basically impossible to implement.
Unless you used Kinect or something.
@GnomeSlice Not in Conclave though.
@Ullallulloo No. In a real-time 3D game.
Haven't we already done Awakening?
8:06 PM
@Fluttershy It says I haven't.
Did I join you guys at the beginning?
I thought I did.
@GnomeSlice No.
Erp. Well, it's not complete for me.
You took over for @John when he had to suddenly leave.
I wonder if I can ask Idriss to sleep with me.
With a charisma check or something.
Y'know what? Never mind. I don't even want to know.
8:11 PM
@Fluttershy -3 to the check I guess though, because I just remembered my character is female.
@GnomeSlice ಠ_ಠ
@Ullallulloo Tell it to @OrigamiRobot
@GnomeSlice No, I'm telling it to you.
> What is the first thing that a lot of people do when they start a game that features a sidekick? They shoot the sidekick.
@BenBrocka Hahahahaha
> Oh, but of course. They check if a chair can be pushed around. See if glass breaks. Jump on stuff. Look for weak textures. See if bullets leave holes. Tea-bag the first enemy killed. Try to open every door and every drawer. Stare at the grass to see if it moves. Check if they cast a shadow.
Oh man, I do every single one of those things.
Except the teabagging, usually...
8:14 PM
Half Life 2 is the perfect example
When the combine guard tells you to pick up the can and you're like "holy shit I can pick up the can". The game wouldn't have been nearly as magical if I couldn't throw that can in his face, only for him to whip out a stun baton and chase me with it
That's what I love about Valve, they cover that shit so well, it makes the games so much deeper
> Problem is, just because we like to stick nails in electric sockets, we increase AAA game budgets by millions of dollars.
@BenBrocka You know, this is how I play some games. By goofing off in them 90% of the time.
@GnomeSlice What?
@GnomeSlice Definitely. The first thing I did in Black Mesa was to Impulse 101 and senselessly murder everyone in every possible way. Because it was fun
> I think it was one of the Skyrim developers who said that the secret to their game (from the budget and production scale point of view) was that they actually sort of ignored the trolls. If someone wanted to screw up their experience – no problem. That’s why you have all these videos with people putting buckets on poor shopkeepers’ heads. The developer just didn’t care. It seemed to work for them just fine.
If I threw snarks at people and they didn't kill them (and then try to kill me) the magic would have been lost
8:19 PM
OMG papercraft Snarks
@BenBrocka Here's another example of game designers missing something gamers will try to do
These are the best things
I really need to focus
8:35 PM
That's three
I don't want any of that.
1 min ago, by GnomeSlice
@OrigamiRobot TAKE THIS
I could understand you not wanting pussy or weed, but how can you not want money?
8:43 PM
I don't want any of it ATM. Especially not from you.
@MichaelAyres if you're around we're actively playing right now
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Tobias LangnerI just enchanted a book. Now it has "Vorpal II" on it and I don't know what this enchantment does. Can someone help? Tobias

Q: How can I stop blockading their system?

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Q: How can you duo Roshan at level 1?

LuckA friend and myself recently nailed down how to duo Roshan at level 1 using Ursa (with fury swipes) and Skeleton King (with vampiric aura). I've also witnessed an Ursa (fury swipes) and Lich (frost armor) managing to take down Roshan before the game started. What other two hero/ability combinat...

@OrigamiRobot My point was that it's now FOUR links, not three.
@GnomeSlice I never pay attention to what your point is. I just say whatever I can to make you mad/confused.
@badp May I be nosy and ask what you're actively playing?
8:47 PM
@OrigamiRobot Why :(
@GnomeSlice Because I usually don't have to say much.
Also, seriously... Doesn't SE disallow questions about adult things? Like, adult movies/AO games, etc.?
@Fluttershy I don't think so, as long as there's nothing obscene in the post itself.
:7722235 What was this?
8:49 PM
@OrigamiRobot Shouting
I'll do it again if you want
A: Moderation for NSFW topics

maple_shaftWell in a way we do moderate for offensive and objectionable material on the site so I am sure that if one of my fellow mods were to come across porn they would quickly remove it and take appropriate action against the user. As far as the wording and title of the questions are considered, I woul...

33 secs ago, by GnomeSlice
@OrigamiRobot Shouting
> The word "Pornography" seems safe. Describing in explicit detail a pornographic story or scene is more than likely not relevant to any ontopic conversation on this site anyway so it can be promptly removed.
@OrigamiRobot Huh?
No, I was showing you all of the edits I made.
@GnomeSlice It's ok, I know you know.
8:51 PM
@OrigamiRobot Know what?
@BenBrocka I was just curious. Someone on Anime.SE asked a question about a hentai. <_<
@GnomeSlice That.
@OrigamiRobot ???
@Fluttershy Did he include hentai in his post?
@Fluttershy Was it about the one with the tentacles?
@GnomeSlice See?
8:53 PM
@BenBrocka Aren't like, half of them like that
@OrigamiRobot Stop okay
@GnomeSlice There are FOUR LINKS!
@Powerlord Purple. Red, Green, and Blue?
@BenBrocka Oh
@BenBrocka @GnomeSlice No.
I'm under orders to install Java 7u11 over my 6u38 install.
8:56 PM
@GnomeSlice Stop what?
@Fluttershy What?
@OrigamiRobot Saying things for the sole purpose of confusing me.
9 mins ago, by OrigamiRobot
@GnomeSlice I never pay attention to what your point is. I just say whatever I can to make you mad/confused.
Does the edit history of chat messages get stored?
@GnomeSlice yes
8:57 PM
@Fluttershy Shun
Can you get flagged based on it?
@GnomeSlice Yes, unless the post is deleted (in which case only mods can view the history)
@GnomeSlice What? You asked me a question. I answered.
@Fluttershy I did?
Where. You're on mobile, aren't you.
I'm not sure if regular users can see the history, though I think they can
8:59 PM
@GnomeSlice Yes I am.
@MadScientist I can and @GnomeSlice made me cry T_T
@Fluttershy OH, about the hentai. Well, if it's not in HIS post, it's probably okay.
But you probably shouldn't let him link to it.

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