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  1. I've seen recipes where the instructions are to slice garlic, but I've never seen recipes where cloves are called slices.
  2. I definitely got my push down the road towards a history degree due to Civilization and Age of Empires. God I wish I'd found those space-y games, a math or science degree from video games would have been so much more helpful.
  3. This is by far my favorite Let's Play, although with the right author anything from Paradox has a chance to be a gem. I can't believe this is over 10 years old.
  4. I don't like the oil weapon at all, because it's modifying in the wrong direction. I'm going to use my abilities and skills and THEN hit something with my weapon. Once I'm right up in a face I'm swinging, not stopping to use fire bombs which have a wind up animation. Ah well.
  5. Phaser/rapier is basically broken. If you get any other multipliers stacked on top it does massive amounts of damage. I did 7k on the first hit of the combo to the bridge troll this morning using Attack Power/Phaser/Rapier. If you get the timed doors during normal play yeah go ahead, but it seems usually not worth it. I did find a blueprint behind the door once.
  6. It's less that the response is necessarily good or bad and more that it's almost verbatim the same response they gave two months ago on the max fun drive episode. Just a bit frustrating that no one seems to have made any progress since then.
  7. I'm not sure how I feel about how far down the rabbit hole they've gone on this. If the 3 characters are all white men that's an issue. If he looks like a latin man that's an issue. I understand this! Ok so their solution seems to have been make the character a non-human coloration and now people are mad about Lore. I suppose I'm of two minds. One is that I respect their attempts to avoid real world comparisons that could be problematic, and two that once you give a concrete shape to an abstraction people are going to disagree about what you did because it's different for them. I kinda feel like the extra work of listening to every single voice has really bitten them in the ass, because in attempting to placate everyone they've managed to satisfy no one. Now in service of their art they've worked themselves into a real pity party and are wallowing hard in it. Taako's not going to look like SOMEONE expected no matter what.
  8. Monthly Update patch notes up. I like what I see, though I am of course scared that they're messing with my precious baby shotguns. Eliminating hard spawn points for vehicles is very good.
  9. My brain goes back and forth on this. It's easy to look at the Blizzard launcher and say "Why are there so few games on this?!" and then realize it's World of Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, and Overwatch on there and the launcher is serving and updating like 75+ million people, plus the probably larger than you (I) think contingent of Heroes of the Storm players. Also Starcraft. Even adding a game I expect to be a very big influx like Destiny is going to be a moderate increase to the launcher rather than doubling its usage rate or whatever. Two other things 1) Activision doesn't actually put out very many games a year so the growth rate on the launcher would be small if they kept it to in-publisher games and 2) All the games on the list have game-as-service as at least part of their model. Call of Duty is a franchise that puts out another game every year.
  10. I liked this week's adventure zone, although it still feels 1) like they're penned in having to make one broad choice per year and 2) because of that it just goes the way it's gonna go. I wouldn't be surprised if the success/mixed success/failure isn't necessarily to people's liking because Griffin is moving on to plot points faster than many DMs would. There IS one question I wish Merle had asked that he didn't.
  11. Curious what you mean about the shooting. The shooting feels good and correct to me. The movement is an acknowledged problem (they're working on mantling rather than the weird/bad jump over small obstacles for example). The servers need to improve, that's for sure. It's hard to separate what's the actual game feel vs the crummy servers. Next week's patch is client fixes, next Monthly patch in June is server.
  12. I feel like I have very ephemeral desires for Destiny 2. I want more of the good stuff (which was very good), and I want them to fix the bad stuff that got in the way of all the good stuff (including not even close to enough good stuff). After yesterday's stream, I am heartened at least that they are acknowledging there was bad stuff. It wasn't quite sports games dunking on last year's version, but they know there were issues. At the same time I feel somewhat cynical, because so many of the things they're promising aren't so much innovations or additions as much as they're fixing the glaring omissions of the first game. "We heard you, and it turns out industry standards of the last two decades are actually good, so here are characters that matter, clans, matchmaking, and a loading protocol that doesn't take 10 minutes out of every hour!" Those things are very welcome, but I feel like taking a deep breath and saying FINALLY rather than stand up and cheering their bold new vision. Again though, the gameplay they showed looked like Destiny gameplay, and that's good because that was the good stuff.
  13. So it turns out that when they said "Next week Abby will be in the booth" they were being totally literal. She's now participating in the podcast from the production room like they're a real radio studio or something! He has the right sense of humor for the podcast and live shows.
  14. I have to imagine that's a joke. She has been on camera/on mic for everything they've put out this week so far. How much screen time she gets is probably up for debate though. I imagine she's the Jason to Vinny's Drew, or possibly the Drew to Vinny's Vinny if you want to go back to small times. (e: heard the comment from Vinny about "putting her in the production booth" on the podcast. It's possible they don't want to do a 5 person podcast so there might be some truth to the joking) Kingtern Ben definitely has the right cadence of humor for the bombcast. Will he keep landing jokes? We'll see.
  15. I got so close to the mythical 1.0 KDR, and then I literally did not get a single kill last night. I was so tired and playing so poorly and turned bad luck into poor decisions and set that goal back hours. This game has derailed my video game year like Zelda did for people that buy Nintendo products. Whenever I have video game time I want to either be playing this, or I'm playing a game of Rocket League to cleanse after a tense round before jumping back in.