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12:00 AM
@RavenDreamer Use a controller, if you have one.
 
FAE
@RavenDreamer arrow keys + zxcv I think or gamepad.
I'd highly recommend a gamepad.
 
@RavenDreamer The mouse isn't used at all.
 
Yeah, gamepad is the way to go.
 
@FAE @Wipqozn Who are your favourite characters to play?
 
12:00 AM
Engineer.
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz To make you feel less old, I at least know what Blazing Saddles is.
 
FAE
@ElfSlice I've had a lot of success with the Enforcer so far but I do quite enjoy Engineer as well, even though I haven't done as many games with it.
 
The Enforcer is so far my favourite.
He's not my most successful though.
 
Hee .. hee hee. Hee hee hee.
 
12:01 AM
The two I've made it to the final level with are the Commando and the Engineer
 
FAE
@RavenDreamer I didn't see Blazing Saddles until last year, when I saw it with @Fluttershy.
 
Almost made it with the Bandit last game
Bandit has grown on me
He's pretty cool
Acrid is pretty bad
 
@ElfSlice Bad bad, or bad good?
 
FAE
@ElfSlice If you can time his skill 4 right and keep resetting, he's awesome. I'm not that good yet though.
 
@Fluttershy What? He's not very good.
Acrid is better in co-op
but only marginally
@FAE He also does a lot of DPS if you just shoot. I like that he can shoot faster if you manually press the trigger rather than holding it
 
12:03 AM
@FEichinger ಠ_ಠ
 
And his grenade recharges really fast
 
FAE
@ElfSlice Yeah, I enjoy that. Apparently if you have a turbo controller you can get it even faster.
 
@FAE There's a limit to how fast he can shoot though. I don't see how a turbo controller would help.
 
@ravendreamer do you mean to imply by that statement that you haven't actually seen Blazing Saddles, and have merely heard of it?
 
@ElfSlice He's actually considered one of the best characters in the game by the community.
 
12:04 AM
@Wipqozn Acrid? Maybe I just suck with him then.
He has some cool stuff I guess.
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz I've seen parts, not the entire thing.
 
FAE
I have no idea what the RoR community thinks about anything, haha.
 
I made it to level 4 with him on like my second try
 
FIX THIS. NOW. RIGHT FUCKING NOW. NO EXCUSES. IMMEDIATELY.
 
@FAE We are the RoR community!
 
FAE
12:05 AM
@ElfSlice lol
 
@RavenDreamer What @LessPop_MoreFizz said.
 
heehee I just found a bug
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz fix what?
 
Not having seen Blazing Saddles.
 
FAE
@MBraedley Never having seen Blazing Saddles.
 
12:06 AM
If you go into shield stance with the Enforcer and you have the jetpack, you can mash the jump button and see the plume from your jetpack, even though you don't actually jump.
 
EVERYBODY PUT @RAVENDREAMER ON IGNORE UNTIL HE SEES BLAZING SADDLES.
6
 
:P
 
I made @FAE watching Blazing Saddles and Clue. :P
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz No. =[
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz How would we know he's seen it, if we all ignore him?
 
12:06 AM
Pinned by RavenDreamer
 
@FAE I've been poking around on /r/riskofrain and the official forums.
 
@FAE have I seen blazing saddles? Who is in it?
 
I made it to level 5 in like 15 minutes once
I forget which character it was though
 
FAE
@MBraedley CC @LessPop_MoreFizz
 
I think it was the commando
 
12:07 AM
@mbraedley Welp, guess you're going in ignore too.
(Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, et al.)
 
I just ragequit from Valdis
 
@badp =[ where?
 
the escape sequence
 
In the mine?
 
if you fuck up anywhere you miss out on treasure
so you go to the main menu
then hit A to get the main menu
 
12:08 AM
@badp There's only two things you need to get.
 
and if you hit A again you select Continue
 
There's a chest and a crew member
 
instead of Retry
and you have to do the boss fight again
 
Ah shit.
I didn't have to do the boss fight again
I retried it once
and got both the things
 
This is the second time I hit Continue instead of Retry
 
12:09 AM
No, I haven't seen blazing saddles. I have seen three amigos though.
 
@badp Just ignore the chest, go for the crew member
 
You have to redo the boss fight again
and of course Retry after Continue puts you at the save point
 
I am going to invoke "before my time" though.
 
The crew member gives you a finishing move that's way, way more powerful than the other ones.
 
In one attempt I got both and reached the last room with 30 seconds to spare, then got stunlocked by the stupid peashooters
but I guess that's my fault
the main menu thing though... GRRRRRRRRRRRR
 
12:11 AM
@badp You may have found it easier to do that sequence if you had the electricity magic first
 
@FAE Oh, okay, I found a let's play / thing. I think I'd be alright.
 
@ElfSlice eh. I was just told to acquire a couple items and this was the next closest place to try.
 
It took me forever to find that place
I had to look it up
the mana crystal mine
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz Slim Pickens!
 
In other news there are videos on YouTube that are like this
 
12:12 AM
F--k it, I'm not good with sniper rifles and I'm never going to be good. I'm gonna stop playing Recon now.
 
TIL.
 
I'm good with snipers in TF2 and pretty much every other shooter, but I can't hit the broadside of a barn in BF4.
 
FAE
@Yuki Different mechanics?
 
@FAE Probably. Bullet drop is a big thing in BF4. I tried compensating for it with guessing and marking the zero, but it doesn't help.
I get kills every now and then, but not as reliably as I can with other weapons.
 
You accidentally a not.
 
12:14 AM
You accidentally a comma;
 
FUCK I got the magma caverns again and the tunnel that's supposed to be on the bottom just isn't there
 
@RavenDreamer You accidentally a comma. (Edit: I accidentally mod abuse)
 
I want to unlock the Miner!
WER8YABJGVRBAHEEIASRNVR
 
@badp And you on-purposed a semi-colon as a joke, I'm assuming.
 
@Yuki You accidentally the point!
 
12:15 AM
@badp You wrongly an accidentally.
 
@Yuki I accidentally an accidentally.
 
Oh shut up.
2
 
I apologize profusely to anyone reading the chat log at this point.
 
And I died.
wtf, the boss in the Mmagma caverns is RIDICULOUS
FUCK
 
FAE
@Yuki We had a question about zeroing in DayZ, I'm assuming the same principles would apply. Maybe it'd help?
 
12:17 AM
@FAE Yeah, there's a setting for measuring the zero automatically in BF4. It can set it for 0m, 200m, 500m, 1000m, etc. for sniper rifles.
 
FAE
I dunno, I haven't played Battlefield since Battlefield... 2, so. <_<
 
But it only barely helps for me.
 
FAE
Ah, gotcha.
 
I get crazy number of kills when I try sniping mid-range though.
Using it like a marksman rifle as opposed to an actual sniper.
But I can't seem to get ridiculous long range (300m+) kills like most people seem to.
I can't count how many times I've been sniped from across the map...
 
@badp Try Gateways instead!
 
12:20 AM
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Q: Can't launch BF4 - crashes on launch

WarpedOk, guys, I just downloaded BF4 and it doesn't launch! I mean, battlelog Works fine, but when I try to play the campaign or multiplayer, it just crashes! It gives me a black screen with Window's message saying it stopped working! Please guys, I really need your help here. I know BF4 is compatib...

 
@ElfSlice I need a second to relax first.
 
@badp Ragequits suck =[
 
Regain a little peripheric vision or not
 
@FAE @Fluttershy Want to try some Risk of Rain co-op? Or can you not have more than two players.
 
It's not even a hard boss fight, it's just tedious and there's tedious things along the way
like being stunlocked by maces for 5 full seconds
 
12:21 AM
@badp When I started again I didn't have to do the bossfight again.
 
@ElfSlice I hit Continue not Retry
 
Oh.
Oh right
 
that's why I ragequat
if ragequat is not a word it needs to be
 
The way I did it was I just stayed inside until the mine collapsed so it killed me
And reset me
 
eh, you can retry from the main menu.
but of course...
 
12:22 AM
If you're having trouble, just skip the chest
Save the crew member though
The finisher he gives you is nuts
like 700 damage
 
I have found an alternative route for the chest that doesn't have me drop down to the bottom, it's much faster.
If all else fails I'll ignore it though.
 
I don't remember what armor was in it, but I've only ever used the Paladin armor and the Goibniu armor anyway
 
The alternative route being placing an ice block in order to go back the way I came
very creative
 
Once you get the electric magic, you can double jump
Really handy
Gives you the same height as jumping off an ice block
and is much more convenient.
 
@ElfSlice just as much? That's almost disappointing.
That means that to get new places for height I need to combine the two
 
12:25 AM
@badp I think so. If you use them both you can reach new areas
Near as makes no difference, anyway
You'll have to pass two bosses to get that magic though, one of whom is the one I've had the most trouble with so far
I died like 7 or 8 times
 
eh, there's at least two places, maybe three, in the krkzkkrczkczr tower thing anyway
 
before I beat her
@badp The what?
 
@ElfSlice so for me that'll be 80 or 90
@ElfSlice Jahzracht
 
@badp Once I figured it out I think I beat her without even having to use one of my potions.
 
12:26 AM
My strategy for my first boss attempt is always just to ignore their attacks and whale on them, which never works
 
@Unionhawk woo this again.
 
@badp Yarp
 
44 mins ago, by FAE
Also, in case you guys forgot, the Awesome Games Done Quick weeklong livestream event started today. They're streaming speedruns to raise money for charity.
 
@ElfSlice Well, in case you forgot again. You apparently remembered.
 
@Unionhawk It's already on the star list ...
 
12:27 AM
(It's starred)
 
@FEichinger Oh, well then.
 
=P
 
I'm apparently really dumb.
2
 
No you're not.
 
oh look, Cave Story is up next ( @benbrocka )
 
12:29 AM
@badp Original or +?
Not that it matters much
 
@RedRiderX Original, it seems
 
@badp Oh okay.
 
Starts in about half an hour
 
@Unionhawk I like you anyhow?>
 
Heh, I might be off work by then.
 
12:29 AM
I wonder if they'll do Operation Smash.
Probably not. =[
 
@AshleyNunn dawwwwwww
 
FAE
@ElfSlice We'd already started, if we die, we'll let you know.
 
@RedRiderX awwwwwwww
 
@FAE I'm gonna go eat anyway, no worries.
 
12:30 AM
@badp shush you :P
 
@Unionhawk nope =[
 
@badp Hey 8.75 out of 9 hours, I'm almost there. :P
 
> Game designed to support speedrunning and sequence breaking.
bah
 
Around midnight is IWBTG
 
.....children go back to school tomorrow, y/n?
 
12:32 AM
@Unionhawk Nice.
 
Banjo Kazooie
I need to play that again
 
Because I AM SO TIRED OF SCREAMING CHILDREN ALWAYS
 
I don't think my N64 is hooked up right now, but that can probably be easily fixed
 
@AshleyNunn Depends on whether or not school feels like it no?
 
Anyway, i go food
 
12:33 AM
I always forget.
 
@AshleyNunn Depends. My brother is off tomorrow on purpose.
 
@AshleyNunn n, January 6th
 
Though the local school system is supposedly in session
 
well, in Italy and Germany anyway
 
@badp That's tomorrow...?
 
12:33 AM
@AshleyNunn In Canada, yes.
 
@Unionhawk yes
 
@FEichinger Halle-fucking-lujah
 
In most of Europe, no.
 
As long as the bratlings upstairs are schoolbound tomorrow, I am a happy bean
 
@AshleyNunn The little darlings are getting a little overwhelming?
 
12:35 AM
@RedRiderX just a touch
they do this high pitched scream thing
that I swear is almost like......beyond human hearing
 
Heh I have a relative who can be hard to hear over the phone due to the shrieking.
 
In other news Twitch chat is unsurprisingly eye-poppingly bad
 
between teh constant children + instrument practice + parents who like to scream at everything always + living between 2 hospitals/ambulance depot/2 fire stations/the main police station for the city/4 houses down from the train tracks/in a bad neighbourhood
I miss what quiet is like
@badp It generally is, no?
 
hence unsurprisingly
 
ah, I misread it as surprisingly
 
12:39 AM
I mean, it amazes me every time, yet fails me to surprise
it's complicated.
I'm just happy we don't have these problems.
 
@badp You are continually amazed with it's consistent incompetency?
 
@RedRiderX It's a problem of scale
 
@badp Totally.
 
You want to allow several thousands people to chat at the same time. Now you have several thousand problems.
 
Load balancing is a non-trivial problem.
 
12:41 AM
Not even that
 
Load balancing of mods?
 
It's not technical issues
How do you moderate a chat that's scrolling a screenful per second?
 
true.
That happens with YT streams as well
 
When there are 50k people, I ignore the chat totally there
 
@badp Make the screen bigger!
 
@Unionhawk That does sum it up well
 
Except on much smaller streams. For something like this...
 
ITS HOME TIME
 
@Unionhawk not enough emoticon spam
 
That was an exciting football game.
 
12:48 AM
@LessPop_MoreFizz Which game?
 
@AshleyNunn Green bay - SF
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz Ah, yeah, watched most of that today, and kinda sorta understand more (my sister's boyfriend explained it as we watched - we were all at my parents for a Christmas deal)
 
@AshleyNunn Hopefully my halfassed explanation last night helped some as well
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz Yeah, that did help!
 
@AshleyNunn Yay! If you can understand what a first down is and why it matters, you are roughly 80% of the way to understanding and being able to follow football.
 
12:53 AM
@LessPop_MoreFizz I am getting better at that :)
 
@badp Emoticon spam is more wholesome than regular twitch chat often is.
 
FAE
@ElfSlice you back?
 
wholesome?
 
You'll get another 15% of the way by understanding that a TD is 6, a FG is 3, and that you get a chance for bonus points on a TD.
 
More entertaining
 
12:55 AM
@LessPop_MoreFizz wasn't it 7? or am I confused with rugby?
 
the last 5% basically comes down to minutiae like 'down by contact', and 'control of the ball' and 'pass interference' and basically just learning the various reasons you might want to yell at a referee, and you don't actually need to understand that if you aren't emotionally invested in the outcome enough to want to look for reasons to yell at the referee.
 
@badp It's 6, with a point after
 
@badp a TD is 6 points, and the team gets a chance to kick the ball for an extra point, which has a roughly 90% success rate in non-absurd weather conditions, so it's usually 7.
 
@badp 6+1
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz Yeah, that isn't really my deal - I just wanna be able to get it if say, I am watching it again when family or the like have it on
 
12:56 AM
I follow soccer. Your hundreds of rules and abundance of leagues in the same country confuse and bewilder me.
 
Alternately, the team can choose to try to run the ball in (effectively, score a second touchdown in only one play) to get two extra points, but given the low success rate, this is rarely a strategically sound move.
(Basically, only late in the game when you're trying to take things like a game tying field goal off the table.)
@badp It's only one league?
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz oh, NFL doesn't have the baseball national/american league BS? good.
 
I suppose two if you count college football as a 'league', but college football is a monstrous endeavor to begin with.
 
@LessPop_MoreFizz And as long as the guy holding the ball is still holding it as he hits the ground, that is where they count from, right?
 
@badp Oh, there are two conferences in NFL, but rules are identical.
@badp The conferences basically just exist in order to set up brackets for the end of season playoff tournament.
@AshleyNunn Pretty much.
 
12:58 AM
@LessPop_MoreFizz Awesome. I am slowly figuring this out.
I think it is hard for my brain because like...they stay all squished up a lot so it is hard to always know what is going on
 
@AshleyNunn this is that 'control of ball' minutiae that I was referring to, where, to be able to follow, you don't need to understand it if you're willing to just accept the referee's rulings and move on.
 

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