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Other Games / Re: Neverwinter
« Last post by Xev on October 10, 2021, 07:46:18 PM »
Good lord what a horrible time to be playing this game!

It's all over Reddit and the chat channels since weeks or more so I know it's not just me. I've refrained from venting up until now.

If you like just jumping into a random queue with people to go in and kick some butt and be done with it, it can't be done. I mean it can... but it's like Russian roulette and there's only 1 bullet missing..

The queues are so screwed up. It's like someone hooked a huge vacuum labelled "FUN SUCKER" up to all of them and flipped it on high. Skirmishes are probably your best bet to have any kind of fun and that's about all the reward you'll get for them, too.

One other thing that I never have seen in a Cryptic game to this point - actual pay to win. The best Tank event loot for the current event - you gotta pay 25 bucks for. There's no other way to get it and it's "best in slot".

So, yeah. In-game they are giving away nice things, weekly, during this event.. so it should be a great time to play. Nope. Not.

I rly am only staying in the game due to my mom's in it and it's her first game like this and she's finally starting to ...sort of... figure things out. Meanwhile, I'm trying to find a way to continue to suck some kind of fun out of it for myself.
General Discussion / Re: Windows Wha?
« Last post by Xev on October 05, 2021, 08:04:45 PM »
Windows 10 will be supported through no later than end of 2025 I believe. It's actually posted online along with the other retired OSes. I doubt they'll extend an OS beyond that like they did for XP/7 (best of the ones they every did TBH).

Well that ends up being good info due to my 2 year old gaming PC doesn't pass the Windows 11 requirements test and I have no plans whatsoever to upgrade it.

Need to have TPM 2.0 and the ability to have Secure Boot.

And, my AMD Ryzen cpu didn't make the processor list.


Windows is just a shell program. It's there so I can insert my disk and things run. Or however we do it nowadays. Since when are the requirements higher for the shell than the games I run under it. Pfft.
Comics and Other Media / Re: : (
« Last post by Xev on October 05, 2021, 03:09:32 PM »
Ever since the Netflix thing, I mean like the very next day when I removed Paramount+ "Picks" from my favorites list,  Paramount+ is in like 2 out of 3 ads on Pluto (cbs). I am so sick of that Mark Wahlberg movie of theirs and I never even saw it.
Comics and Other Media / Re: : (
« Last post by Xev on October 02, 2021, 07:59:51 PM »
Looks like they might still be available on Prime, though.

For how long, I wonder. Until license renewal time?
Comics and Other Media / Re: : (
« Last post by Tenzhi on October 02, 2021, 04:22:35 AM »
I was already annoyed at Paramount+/CBS.  I have a tendency to rewatch TOS, TNG, and DS9 from time to time.  It's probably just a matter of time before the other two disappear from Netflix.  Looks like they might still be available on Prime, though.
Comics and Other Media / Re: : (
« Last post by Xev on October 02, 2021, 12:17:27 AM »
Original Star Trek was a show I finally got to watch when having more than 3 tv channels to watch was new. I guess I just don't think of it as a 1 station show and not only that, a 1 Pay station show. That's assuming Paramount doesn't renew the other licenses out there when they expire like happened with Netflix. Why wouldn't they? Why only Netflix.

It's like suddenly having to pay a single source to watch It's A Wonderful Life at Christmas every year. It's just un'merican!

If Paramount+ ends up hoarding all the Treks I am going to have to give them a hearty : P

I have the original series on dvd but I don't rly do dvd anymore. People like me in a circumstance like this are who digital dvd rips are made for... Where's my damn newsreader... No I don't do that anymore either.. but if I did I would feel totally justified to try and snag a digital copy of my Star Trek dvds right now.

Comics and Other Media / Re: : (
« Last post by WanderingAries on October 01, 2021, 11:26:03 PM »
Yeah, We're gonna run into a situation real quick where All the networks force their content onto their own apps and we end up paying more than cable (for those who aren't already). I'm not the one who uses them mostly, but We've got Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Philo, and YouTube. I watch the starwars stuff on disney and trek on paramount. Netflix is my go-to for Sci-fi flicks. Aside from those, I have access to AMZ (C/O Prime) and Vudu (decent rentals).
Comics and Other Media / : (
« Last post by Xev on October 01, 2021, 12:57:40 PM »
Here is how a typical Netflix session goes with me.. Start Netflix.. Look through titles for X amount of time. Go to My List and re-watch an episode of Star Trek (original)..

This morning my My List is 1 title shorter...

: /

Paramount+ just made 1 new enemy which takes them down a notch from their previous status of being totally uninteresting.

Comics and Other Media / Re: I.. Have.. The Power (to watch more new He-Man on Netflix)
« Last post by Xev on September 30, 2021, 09:52:23 PM »
See now I don't know the lore that well and so the main things I noticed as far as differences were that He-Man got a better haircut, bad helmet-man got a better helmet and was everyone else's age, and, Orko. Oh and I had no idea who Ram Ma'am was from the past but I'm sure I've forgotten plenty of other stuff so I just went with it. So for me ignorance was bliss. I don't like it when they go changing lore so that's probly good.

The humor is definitely good and appropriate and probly should have gotten more mention up to this point due to it's as well done as anything else and there are some pretty well done things here. And yeah, Cringer is good and I don't once remember him being kinda annoying when he didn't have the powah as he is want to do.
Comics and Other Media / Re: I.. Have.. The Power (to watch more new He-Man on Netflix)
« Last post by eabrace on September 27, 2021, 09:24:15 PM »
Sat down and watched this over the weekend.  All in all, it's not bad.  I like the way they injected humor into the scripts and included a lot of nods to the He-Man of the past.

Spoiler for Hidden:
Some of the changes are cool.  I'm good with the change to Krass.  They kept the overall detail about him/her growing up out in a village near the Vine Jungle that was threatened by Beast Man.  (They did mention the helmet belonged to her father, so maybe this is actually intended to be the original Ram-Man's daughter.)  Cringer is a much more interesting character in this series than he has been in other adaptations.

I really like the attention to parts of the original mythos that have always been mostly background like Randor and Keldor being half brothers or Evil-Lyn's name being Evelyn.

But there are some changes that are driving me nuts.  Teela uses magic.  Duncan is just a kid and obviously not Teela's father.  No Marlena?  Does anyone not know that Adam is He-Man?
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