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Old 04-04-2011, 08:15 AM   #521
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:24 AM   #522
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Cool... But why not just play a real guitar and join a band at that point? If you are going to practice that much to master a game, you could easily learn to play an instrument for real.
You'd have to interact with real people if you did that. Highly inconvenient.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:39 PM   #524
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Completely forgot about this Friday...had too much on my mind w/ the Hall of Fame weekend for my association (the tournament mentioned in my last post was part of it)...

Projected year-end posts after 3 months: 2,032

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Old 04-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #525
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wildstar, we need new blood to post in the thread.

Or some hot button issue that everyone wants to post something about like Sarah Palin being a leading GOP contender for the 2012 POTUS election


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Old 04-05-2011, 12:26 AM   #526
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wildstar, we need new blood to post in the thread.

Or some hot button issue that everyone wants to post something about like Sarah Palin being a leading GOP contender for the 2012 POTUS election
This is why I'm a registered Republican.

So I can help keep **** like that from happening.

**** that lady.

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:43 AM   #527
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wildstar, we need new blood to post in the thread.

Or some hot button issue that everyone wants to post something about like Sarah Palin being a leading GOP contender for the 2012 POTUS election
leading may be a strong word, with what, like 5 unqualified hacks all being leading contenders

sadly we might get stuck with more nobama if we cant a REAL candidate to step up(by we I mean we the people, not we the republican party)
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I don't want more Obama, but I don't want any of these "leading" Republican candidates either. I've got a bad feeling about this election.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:59 AM   #529
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It's still very early. Somebody else might enter the race before it's over.

I got more sleep last night than I have been. Feels good... but hopefully I'll manage to get more tonight too.

Got my work schedule for next week: Long days and late nights Saturday through Thursday. Whoo.

GF is not happy... Our 6-month anniversary is right in the middle of that stretch, and she wanted to do something special together.


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Old 04-05-2011, 04:56 PM   #530
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Lost my DSL service last night and I finally was able to make it back from my desktop about a half-hour ago. Did some stuff on my netbook via a wifi connection this morning, but didn't want to read email or most of my forums (bowling took precedence).

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It's still very early. Somebody else might enter the race before it's over.
No, let's face it - I'm just going to have to declare myself emperor. It will be hard to back it up without being able to shoot lighting out of my fingertips, but, well, I'll think of something...
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:22 PM   #532
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IMHO the republicans in control don't want someone who (to them) is moderate, and the only choice they have is a bunch of extremists with skeletons in the closet who independents won't vote for


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Old 04-05-2011, 11:37 PM   #533
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No, let's face it - I'm just going to have to declare myself emperor. It will be hard to back it up without being able to shoot lighting out of my fingertips, but, well, I'll think of something...
OK then!

You have my vote!

(Not that you need it...)


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@Keyan: Uhh... sorry but, but I called already called dibs on Sol. You can have Mars though.

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@Keyan: Uhh... sorry but, but I called already called dibs on Sol. You can have Mars though.
I'll play you for it...but not Starcraft 2
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they all have skeletons
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Take a gamer on, eh?

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Old 04-07-2011, 12:35 AM   #542
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Very pleased about tonight...it was my first 600+ league night in many weeks, and I was also quite clutch in the last two games, punching out 9th and 10th frames in the second game to win the point for that game, and running 6 in a row to the third shot in the 10th before leaving 7 to save the point for total wood.

I'd say I threw more strikes than my beloved Red Sox tonight, but that would just be piling on.

EDIT: I meant I got 7 on my last shot of the night...left the 3-6-10.



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Old 04-07-2011, 10:59 AM   #545
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I have 10 races to go before I finish Forza 3, and get the last Achievement. Unfortunately, they are all the endurance races... 30+ laps each... So that's bound to take a while... since I've been working every day, and spending all my free time with the GF.

I am currently ranked #6,550 out of 3,711,036 in circuit racing... and #402 out of 1,725,530 in oval racing in the game. (I've slipped a couple spots... I was at #390 a couple of weeks ago...)

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I ran a few short races after posting... I'm now at 6,098 in circuit.

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Old 04-07-2011, 02:58 PM   #546
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I can't believe you've gotten so far in that game, ed. I think Achievements have actually put me off playing some games.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:46 PM   #547
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@Keyan: A more neutral location, prefered, if you wish to take this to a snubfighter duel. 7 A.M. Local time, Hutt Space. Bring your X-Wing, I'll even drag my A-Wing out of the hanger and vape you that way.

On Achievements: Cute to add replay value, and a cheap way to do it. But alas, why? It's really for OCD people that must must MUST 100% a game.

Some achievements are retarded. Like, you have to be a robot to do it.

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Well... I'm only ever going to do it for this game.

The racing leaderboards are actually based on online stats of lap-times with other people who play the game. That doesn't mean that much to me... but it's fun to see where I stack up against the other millions of others who have ever played. The fact that I'm in the to 10,000 is pretty surprising to me... and the fact that I'm up in the top 1,000 is a shock.

I'd like to see if I can squeeze a couple of more fractions of seconds out of my times to see if I can move those numbers a bit... But I'm not going to kill myself over it. It would be more fun if I was currently setting times against someone I know. But I've already beat everyone on my friends list who has a leaderboard spot. (Nitro, Niner, leXX...)


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Heh...

We all have to be good at something!



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On Achievements: Cute to add replay value, and a cheap way to do it. But alas, why? It's really for OCD people that must must MUST 100% a game.
Yeah, and take my word for it, WE DON'T WANT MORE STUPID CRAP TO DO.

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Right, or they are retarded for the opposite reason - you get them automatically as a consequence of just playing through the game. So it's either stuff you don't want to do or stuff you are going to do anyway. Some achievements ARE fun, but it seems like there's not a lot of quality control with this stuff. I don't know why games can't just handle stuff like this on an individual basis instead of having this common system.
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I wish it was an opt-in system... that they would only activate if you wanted to chase them.

And I still think there should be real, substantial rewards for getting them... Microsoft Points or free DLC for the game you are playing for instance.


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And I still think there should be real, substantial rewards for getting them... Microsoft Points or free DLC for the game you are playing for instance.
Yeah, but then they'd have to spend resources on making sure people aren't cheating to get them. Plus, it doesn't really make sense for them to essentially give something away for free that people are willing to pay for.
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I suppose... But if it were a small enough number, you'd have to play a lot in order to get enough to actually get anything. 10 points per achievement.

Most people would still pay rather than go through the hassle of trying to rack them up in order to get anything good.

But they could make it so that getting the achievements unlocks special exclusive bonus content.

Some games already do something like that already, I believe.


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Te achievemnt system was originally designed for that, but MS realized they could make more money, so the system was scrapped, but the points remain.

Also; will not be able to aquire Portal 2, due to lack of funds on April 19. ;_;

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Can't WAIT to get Portal 2. Don't know if I'll pick it up right on the 19th, though. Lot of things keeping me busy at the moment.
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I'll probably get Portal 2 at some point.

Been thinking about getting Need For Speed: Shift 2... but there's really no point until things slow down again.

Then DiRT 3 comes out...

And I'd also like to get Little Big Planet 2 and Lego Star Wars 3 for the kids...

Too many cool games... not enough hours in the day...


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Also; will not be able to aquire Portal 2, due to lack of funds on April 19. ;_;
Hey K, if you want, I could front ya the $ for a copy til you can pay me back, its no prob

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aww, ♥'s to you Kuuki. But alas, I would feel bad as I would have no idea on when I would be able to pay you back.

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Worked a show for Chris Cornell (singer in Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Audioslave...) tonight. Pretty good... but very long.

He had one guitar labeled: "Hunger Strike"... but he never played it. I waited all night to hear that one... so here it is now.

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