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  • Point is, Cryptic lost this guy as a "customer" three and a half years ago, when he stopped giving them money. It's a little late to claim some sort of "losing a customer" privilege now.
    in Not cool Comment by jonsills 3:33PM
  • (Quote) Never has been - hell, some folks complain about the "revelation" that Wonder Woman is bi, apparently because they've never once read any of the original Marston-penned comics about her. (To quote Diana herself, from Superman: Red …
  • And yes, it's quite clear that what Champs Earth calls "neutronium" is not the substance known to (theoretical, but strongly based) physics. Normal stars have a delicate balancing act going on in their interiors - the outward pressure cau…
  • (Quote) Someone who hasn't even come into the place for three and a half years was a "former customer" already. He wasn't "lost", he just wanted a chance to complain. I don't say this often, but Spinny's right - dude's complainin…
    in Not cool Comment by jonsills March 25
  • In fact, the "Social Justice League" part is a joke - Marvel doesn't want to get sued by DC. However, the characters involved are, sadly, intended at least semi-seriously, even the guy who became sensitive to EM frequencies after being dos…
  • Another "chronal node" similar to the V'ha-1 example occurs in Star Trek Online. (Spoiler)
    in Time Travel Comment by jonsills March 19
  • Tony Stark doesn't use science - he uses sciency. By real-world physics, none of his gadgets should work, especially the whole flying-with-rocket-boots-and-no-stabilizing-wings bit. And Bruce Banner is sold to us as a physicist, but in the real worl…
  • (Quote) Perhaps the ability for something to fail in one game without shutting down chat for all the others. Have we all forgotten the debacle that accompanied the introduction of vehicles already?
  • Intriguing. A Skunk Ape in-game might use some of the toxic attacks, in a manner similar to the human/skunk hybrid Captain Mercaptan (yes, another one of mine). It's really useful, and kind of fun, to take down entire swarms of baddies with greenish…
  • This is going to be old news to some of you, but I recently learned that Daft Punk's album Discovery is also the soundtrack to a sci-fi anime movie the band commissioned. It starts here, with "One More Time": https://www.youtube.com/watch…
  • (Quote) Get CO players to spend as much on stuff here as STO players spend on spaceships and uniforms, and we could probably get that kind of service. (I mean, seriously - the 10-pack of hero ships being released in conjunction with the 10th annive…
  • As noted, X-Ray is a trademarked character of Marvel Comics, and a member of the U-Foes. You could always go with Roentgen - pretty sure that one's not trademarked.
  • The game works better on my new machine than it did on my old one - it used to stutter like nobody's business when I cranked up the visual settings, but now it's smooth as a katana through a silk handkerchief at high res. Maybe the problem isn't wi…
  • Also consider either getting or borrowing the base rules, for a feeling of what those numbers mean. The last ruleset I played in was 3rd edition; I understand there's a 6th edition now. In 3rd, at least, while STR 10 was the default human normal, e…
  • (Quote) Wait until the LTS is on sale. Grab one. Then you have the same benefit as the intermittent sub, except with a lower cost over time (even at full price it's paid off after about two years) and with the stipend building up even when you're no…
  • I'm not happy that Finn is not happy.
  • I will not create the VelociPastor. I will not create the VelociPastor. I will not create the VelociPastor.
  • (Quote) "This is going to be Diablo. The camera will be fixed toward the ground." How do you know? "Because Diablo clones have their cameras pointed down." The reasoning there is a bit circular, isn't it?
  • The airport, known as Detroit Wayne County Airport or DTW in our world, is located about 23 miles away from downtown Detroit, well outside the playable area of the map. As for rail yards, I'm not sure where they are in Detroit, but it seems plausibl…
  • (Quote) Similar to the phenomenon of Doctor Who's Weeping Angels being written up at roughly the same time as the creation of SCP-173 on 4chan (SCP-173 is a concrete-and-rebar statue vaguely resembling a seven-foot-tall fetus, which can only move wh…
  • One of the characters in our 3rd edition group in college had several levels of Growth, but the GM wanted to discourage too many people from wanting the same power, so he enforced a certain amount of the cube-square law (Titan had a tendency to brea…
  • (Quote) I really need to get the PC version, so I can download mods (the Xbox version doesn't support mods before Fallout 4). At least the Honest Hearts DLC paid tribute to that - one of the tribesmen in the background is Two Bears High-Fiving.
  • Inside me there are no wolves. There are, however, two bears. They're both hibernating, because it's winter.
  • I was pleased by the fact that this time, we were warned that the end battle was about to begin. I also enjoyed the fact that instead of a megamonster from the game attacking without warning, one-shotting most of the players, we fought mega-sized ve…
  • (Quote) Okay, put it this way. This year, I have only a limited amount of time to play during the holiday season, most of which I've already used. Fortunately for me, Weapon Xmas still had over a hundred Winter Charm left over from last year, so it …
  • (Quote) You missed what I said later, about time. I haven't got the time to cycle ten characters every day in pursuit of 300-400 credits each (so that each can purchase exactly one item). It is, as I said, a disincentive for me to even bother with e…
  • You know something else interesting? Unless you're trying to get multiple inexpensive items from an Event store, grinding it out on several toons doesn't help. If there's some way to combine the Event currency from several toons, I certainly have y…
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVOuYquXuuc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPCLFtxpadE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrowi4hHz8A
  • (Quote) Yes was a British prog-rock band formed originally in 1968, and intermittently existing through today with changes in the band lineup (to the point that four members, only one of whom was an original member, wound up forming a whole new band…
  • Maybe the Qliphotic is cold. That's why they run around during wintertime in Millennium City/Detroit buck naked.
  • (Quote) "She has the top score on every MMO out there!" :lol: Oh, and every MMO is somehow also Everquest or WoW. There are no other MMO concepts. But with high scores.
  • The best description of life with chronic depression I've seen yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAb_bCtKuXg And the latest from the Stupendium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvANy49Kqhw&t=0s
  • My issue with Lemuria isn't the3D per se, it's the fact that it can be so very frustrating to find locations. Sure, there's a map marker - but is it above you, sitting on top of a giant leaf, or below you, in a cave concealed by the shadows of rocks…
  • Ewoks, working at a Stone Age level of technology, were able to hold what Palpatine described as "an entire legion of my best troopers" at bay during the process of construction of Death Star II - to the point that the Imperials had to est…
  • A guy who lived with us for a while. Fair collection of furry smut (it wasn't quite porn).
  • I saw an ad on Facebook way back before the game went F2P, advertising a free weekend. Having fond memories of playing Champs 3rd Ed in college, I went for it; I found the intro difficult at that point, as it didn't work anything like the game I kne…
  • And to answer Spinny's original question: I have no idea how to play STE, because I haven't done it. Too busy with altaholism (especially now that a random tweet has me itching to create Night-Monkey, but I'm still leveling Splash, and Pyretta Blaze…
  • Sports-themed isn't enough for a violation claim - after all, DC has had an entire string of villains using the name Sportsmaster, as well as two alt-u variants named Sportsman. Your toon is safe, and looks pretty entertaining - too bad all Heavy We…
  • Haven't gotten lucky enough for any TPs to drop from the few lockboxes I've opened. (I did get the Whirlpool ult, so when Splash gets that high he'll at least have that...)
  • How do you cancel a lifetime sub??
  • So far I've taken Force Bolts as the EB, with that advantage that can put a protective sheath on the user - "sometimes my powers feed back weird, and I get surrounded by a bubble of water. Helps deflect small-arms fire and lasers, but I have to…
  • Yep, LTS. I've tried Force and Wind so far - Force Bolts don't really look like anything, and Wind is just so... gusty. Guess I'll have to keep checking them out (Splash hasn't left the Powerhouse yet).
  • The classic guide is what we took to calling the Rule of Three: appearance, name, bio. If two of these are obviously copies (not homages, but straight up copies) of a trademarked character, you run the risk of violating trademark law (which is more …
  • I haven't yet figured out how to get ImgBB to show up at a reasonable size in the forums here. Even the "thumbnail" version always winds up looking like this: (Image) And if I want to show the whole picture? [img][/img] That's medium.
  • The cover falls under fair-use parody, as made explicit by the guy lying on the ground, thinking, "Haven't I seen this somewhere before?" :lol:
  • (Quote) It's either that or 20 hours played on your first toon, I can't recall which. (I haven't had a "first toon" in years, so...) Oh, and WhitePaladin - when you do hit 10 the first time, go look at the Tailor again. Unless that's been…
  • (Quote) Yes, and Kitty could have been dragging people halfway into the ground and then letting go. They're both generally too nice for this sort of thing. (Apparently, however, Kurt was sufficiently provoked here. Let this be a lesson to you - ther…
  • I'm sorry, Spinny, but unless Nightcrawler can get in there and bamf shark-kun back into some water pronto, poor thing's been sacrificed to his vengeance. Blood will support its swimming, and given Fred's physiology I imagine there's enough to hold …
  • Oh, man - I wish I still had my books. Guess I'll have to try to get the latest edition sometime, and write up "The Magna Carta" again. (I still remember the outline, and some particularly nice - and less than nice - player moments with it…
  • No, Spinny, we really don't.