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1  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 26, 2014, 08:38:01 PM
Just be warned that the scoring system is exacting and stupid. If you want the high rank, and you do otherwise youll be dirt poor and horribly under leveled, you will be doing almost nothing but running up and shooting people in the face regardless of tactical considerations, safety, or sanity.

Oh, yes!
The scoring is turn-based, almost exclusively about how fast you complete your mission, so there will be times you'll be a regular tactical genius to little ultimate consequence.
Go as quick and clean as you can when you can, because it'll cost you later in research if you don't.
2  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 26, 2014, 08:23:57 PM
Borderlands 2 GotY.
Already done it all, but that's on PS3 and now I've got PC friends to roam Pandora with.

Good enough. Cool

Also +1 Valkyria Chronicles.
Some things, like the pig, are utterly Angry -inducingly out of place, I don't think anyone with any actual war experience will like the flavor of the sober, but the actual action and squad management is damn clever and worth the time.

Would a be a fantastic basis for a 40k title.
3  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 26, 2014, 03:13:47 PM
*hits the Air Raid Siren* ALERT!  ALERT!  STEAM WINTER SALE INBOUND!  I REPEAT!  STEAM WINTER SALE INBOUND!  THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Roger, TSK.
We've been at a high state of readiness for some time -we're already moving.
4  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: November 26, 2014, 04:49:44 AM
I'm sorry to read this. I hope you'll feel better soon.  Undecided


Usually around January things pick up.
Thanks though. Smiley
5  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Survival Horror - OOC thread on: November 26, 2014, 04:49:10 AM
I know it's dead. Undecided
I still had fun. Tongue
And it makes for good reading.
6  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: November 26, 2014, 04:41:18 AM
Actually I hate to say it, I truly does, but I have to bail on Way of the Wicked.

I just can't discipline myself to tune back in. Sad

I'm just too tired and sufficiently lily-livered as to shun spreading cunning wickedness to even imaginary victims.

Leona's up for grabs -she can go in whatever fashion would be entertaining.

Barring that I think she'd probably attempt to slink off and confess herself to the Priest with the intention of warning him about the oncoming Horde in exchange for a sanctified burial.

Assuming she can make that deal and escape imprisonment she'd go look for some reasonably defensible position with which to try her hand at killing Bugbears until she's overwhelmed.

Anyway, thanks for having me along all. Sorry things end like this. Embarrassed
7  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: November 26, 2014, 12:18:02 AM
I once tried to strangle a deer with a piece of rope.
It was probably a doe or a yearling.
I was really hungry, but it was fast.
 Grin

So, ready for some WAT?
Ferguson Prosecutor Discovered With Connection To Darren Wilson’s Defence Fundraiser.

Quote from: NATHANIEL DOWNES
"In addition to his duties as the county prosecutor, Robert McCulloch is also the president of The Backstoppers, Inc., an organization used to fundraise for the men and women in uniform in both Missouri and Illinois. And, in August, his organization was affiliated with a t-shirt drive featuring a picture of Missouri and the statement “I SUPPORT OFFICER D. WILSON” which was set up to raise money for the Darren Wilson Defense Fund as well as The Backstoppers."

This article was brought to you today by The Media!
Next time someone powerful rails about The Media perhaps consider how much easier it would be for them to do their dirty work if no one had the job of looking for it.
8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: November 25, 2014, 11:40:46 PM
Not really news of the same calibre, but S&W and General Dynamics to supply new pistol design to Army.
9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: November 25, 2014, 10:04:59 PM
But the gun in question wasn't an airsoft gun, its a bb/pellet gun. Not something 'safe' for running around shooting and shooting friends and fellow hobbiests with. Airsoft has to be shipped with orange barrel shrouds and must meet most of the same toy gun rules in a lot of places.

It's true I forgot to do the background on the weapon(?).
But yeah, point recognized. Potentially reasonably regarded as dangerous object.
Not like when someone claims a firearm isn't a weapon because it can't be logically argued that all it can do is produce injuries.
10  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: November 25, 2014, 08:50:16 PM
BB, pellet, and Airsoft guns and paintball markers are not considered toy guns. Some states consider them full firearms. The gun in question is sold as a hunting weapon and has functional rails.

And that's part of the joke of it all, right?
It could actually be a real weapon in some sense. Hell maybe Crawford could have beaten someone with it.
BB guns have at least a few fatalities a year attributed to them. I don't know about airsoft weapons, but it's plausible that someone who's unlucky enough could die from a hit and I bet they can be modded to deliver a more deadly pellet.

But he wasn't doing anything illegal, and sure as hell nothing that should get anyone killed.

I'll admit one important-ish thing (if my perspective interests you): I blame the Deputees for over-reacting, and I'm probably never going to be backed off that point.

In cases like this and Trayvon Martin and Micheal Brown one of my angles is always about the power relationship: who had the real, practical power?
And that's usually the shooter. In Crawford's case the deputees had initiative, positioning, advance warning, training, equipment and numbers.
They took zero risks, and they god-damn well should have at least tried something besides shooting given how they had everything going for them in the face of a single man who might have been armed. Even in the damn video when they get the drop on him everything in his body language and facial expression says, "OH SHIT!" without even a trace of "Allah Akbar!" even before they drop him.

That ain't right. That's having all the power and taking the easy way out -frankly that's what I expect from deputees. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that they had only minimal training and a head of briefings about how any situation was a hair-trigger away from becoming Newton.
And that's us, that's 'Murica. Land of the *snerk* (-can't say it), and home of the NSA-Monitored..

Random: would anyone be surprised if this came out in months as a prank by some racist prick?
11  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: November 25, 2014, 08:32:46 PM
OK, but a bb gun that looks almost exactly like one still feels like a bad idea.

No argument here.
Maybe it's just Oregon, but I thought plastic guns were supposed to come with a bright orange barrel plug or shroud to distinguish them from a real weapon.

Nobody can see a barrel plug until you point it at them.
If you point it at them, you're probably dead already.

Fair enough.

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12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: November 25, 2014, 07:58:25 PM
OK, but a bb gun that looks almost exactly like one still feels like a bad idea.

No argument here.
Maybe it's just Oregon, but I thought plastic guns were supposed to come with a bright orange barrel plug or shroud to distinguish them from a real weapon.

Though there is the point that for police entering an "active shooter scenario" that the surrounding shoppers were pretty tranquil for people supposedly sharing airspace with an "active shooter."
If he's shooting up the place I expect panic and mass evacuation. If he's just "brandishing" a weapon then welcome to an open carry state.
13  Products / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: Saturday Morning Spycraft on: November 25, 2014, 06:58:31 PM
OK, now getting the versions with the headshots for the Overlord and Legendary Transmech.  Will Stone Sentinels be updated to remove references to Lawman and Thug, or shall we play it where it lies?

I don't think it's worth it to go back and remove a reference to a class that you all know isn't going to come out....

Hope is a stupid, stupid instinct that sometimes keeps one in illogical thrall. Grin

Also the first 5 of Thug and Lawman (haven't really messed around with Thief) fucking rock on toast so I'd fork over $10 for the trio without any silly questions besides "where'd I put my debit card?"
14  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: November 25, 2014, 06:49:40 PM
I'll put something up today, but I'm still building mojo post-Ferguson.
Apologies to all. Embarrassed
15  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: November 25, 2014, 06:38:37 PM
Also, apparently the bb gun in question is a pretty damn convincing replica of a SCAR-H.

I'm not sure if there's a civilian version, but that strikes me know bad an idea of the child's .22LR in bright appealing colors.

There is, a buddy of mine is saving up for one.
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