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Everything posted by Faust

  1. Watcha Playing, Phoenix?

    Ahh, alas I do not have a video of my own favourite WTF Monster Hunter moment, but I can describe it. I was facing off against a Tobi-Kadachi, fairly early in the game, using the lance. I'd whittled its health down and was facing off against it in its nest. I reckoned I'd finish it off with the cool spear charge attack, so I ran at it from one side of the nest to the other. Would have been great, if it hadn't dodged. I go barrelling straight past it... and without me quite knowing how I did it, my character runs straight up the side of a tree, kicks off, lands on the monster's back and stabs it to death.
  2. Watcha Playing, Phoenix?

    I usually call then Basil Juice, and picture in my mind Basil Fawlty thrashing his car. It helps deal with the P-A-N-I-C
  3. Watcha Playing, Phoenix?

    Looks a bit like a Bazelgeuse...
  4. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    Nope, they won't tell me what the associated email account is and I can't remember what it is, assuming the account hasn't been hacked, but they WILL tell me that someone logged into it recently - which wasn't me, and another reason I think it's been hacked. It could just be that it was against a very, very old email account that I simply don't use any more, but I've tried all the ones I can remember.
  5. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    Think yourself lucky, I think someone's stolen my FA account. I've tried resetting with every email address I can ever remember using in my life, and not one of them matches it.
  6. Zaush in some hot water again

    I take the general view that something that would be disturbing in real life should look disturbing on paper.
  7. Yakuza

    I've played a few, started around Yakuza 3 but skipped the remakes and that awful one with the zombies in. Haven't played Song of Life, mostly because you only get one character to play with and I play the games more for their variety than anything else. I think my favourite was Yakuza 5? I think that was the right one, the stories all blend into one in my memory and I mostly remember them by which ones had the most interesting mini games. Anyway, it was the one where you get two main characters, one of whom is the manager of one of those weird cabaret bars. I loved the fact they'd managed to turn the really creepy hostess-bar mini game from the previous game into something marginally less creepy, and infinitely more playable. I loved that mini game more than the main game I think! -F
  8. Super Smash Bros.

    What a terrible night to have a curse... Whatever you do, don't let him kneel down in the corner for too long!
  9. Shower Thoughts

    When you say "I drink like a fish", shouldn't that mean "I suck it in through my mouth then blow it out again through a hole in my neck"
  10. My Favorite!

    Video games. At the moment, No Man's Sky. I know the storyline is arthouse-weird-sci-fi, the game is buggy, a lot of the concepts make no sense at all, the big reveal is a massive cop-out and the combat system is vestigial at best, but there's something about the game that just relaxes me. I don't feel under any pressure to get anything done at all, I can just explore the galaxy on my own terms. Other past favourites of a similar nature have included Minecraft and its various clones, and Elite. What's your favourite pattern?
  11. Things that you hate! v2

    Doing stuff is how we learn to do it better. Write the story anyway, but start small - share it only with people you can trust to be a) interested and b) constructive in their criticism. And be resigned to the fact that some people will always think it's cringeworthy to write fan-fiction, especially with OCs. Side-thought: does she even need to be an insert for the Tekken universe? It's not like Tekken has a sane and rational plot. You could make your own universe.
  12. Work Woes

    Sounds like you have a lot of spiteful dicks around there. Maybe there's a missing book of the bible going around.... "Dickteronomy 4:28 - 'and lo, god didst see a lot of people doing things that made him bumhurt, and yeah, though it didst haveth not a bushel of pilchards to do with him, and neither nor didst it harm him nor his faithful, yet he did wax wroth most full mightily, and told all his people to act like they had brooms up their arses in revenge. And there was a groaning and a gnashing of teeth and people rent their clothes, only not so much as they'd show their nipples or god would be bumhurt again.'"
  13. Watcha Playing, Phoenix?

    I really need to play that again. Last time I tried, my PC was so crap it couldn't take the graphics.
  14. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    Why buy anything? To support the creators! Tiddies need support! Of course some deserve support more than others.
  15. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    You obviously don't have the boobs tag blocked.
  16. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    I think there may be more to it than that. By holding their hands up and saying 'It's too hard!' they may look like lazy bastards, but they neatly avoid being accused of siding with the content creators when someone inevitably posts something that someone else finds offensive, but that doesn't obviously fall into the 'trolling' category. It's like a 'get out of morality issues free' card, they just want to wash their hands of being judged for their decisions.
  17. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    Curses, now I want to see what that trainwreck of a title is connected to! *EDIT* Nope, it's gone, they removed it under the 'no trolling' rule.
  18. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    Hmm, 'Except for things we decide are illegal'. This raises a few questions: 1) Does this differ from things that actually ARE illegal? i.e. are they saying 'we'll take down stuff that is against the law', or 'we'll decide what the law is'? 2) The law of which country? Let's hope it's not Saudi Arabia! 3) Does this spell the end for the Grand Theft Auto franchise? That depicts a heck of a lot of illegal things! ...on the whole I find this encouraging, but I have my doubts as to whether they will actually follow through with it, or quietly continue implementing their usual policy. Let's hope it's an earnest post though. I mean, Humble Bundle never censored anything as far as I'm aware, except for the stuff that was sold by them but provided by Steam of course.
  19. That's good, I think it must still have been early access back when I posted. That or they had an outdated advert video on the website.
  20. favorite bit of code you wrote?

    It's hard to have a 'favourite' piece of code, really, but the one I've used, updated and adapted most often is this one. It's nothing big, fancy and glamorous, it just provides a simple way to generate a random integer within a given range in a single line of code. Language is Swift 4. public func randomNumber<T : SignedInteger>(inRange range: ClosedRange<T> = 1...6) -> T { let length = Int64(range.upperBound - range.lowerBound + 1) let value = Int64(arc4random()) % length + Int64(range.lowerBound) return T(value) } - F
  21. Tim Hortons and Bitcoin Megathread

    Well this thread is probably dead to all usefulness by the look of it I invoke Godwin's Law: YOU'RE ALL HITLER!
  22. I'm not a particular fan of the idea of brushing teeth in the kitchen sink, to be honest. Saliva can pass on some medical conditions such as Hep B, and if you've gum problems it could also contain blood which is even worse. Besides the (minor) health-related issues, there's also not usually a mirror over the kitchen sink, so how do you check your brushwork afterwards? Mind you I probably wouldn't go crazy over it provided there weren't any plates or things in the sink at the time and you washed it out well afterwards, but I'd say there really isn't much reason to do it either unless the bathroom is occupied. -F
  23. Tim Hortons and Bitcoin Megathread

    I seem to vaguely recall research being done that concluded the most 'happy' societies were not those with the richest people, but those where the gap between the richest and the average person's wealth is the smallest. I don't know the name or how valid the research was, but it's an interesting thought.
  24. Shower Thoughts

    Same reason that the words 'Awful' and 'Awesome' are opposites, even though they have the same linguistic root.
  25. The statement was a hypothetical and therefore cannot be rendered false.