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by DaBigCheez
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Ah, gotcha. So the oroglodytes are fairly rare in general, I'm just running into a lot while trying to get my snow/forest up. Makes sense.
by DaBigCheez
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

No issues with defense stats, I'm at 52+ across the board on hero defenses which I think lets me wear any armor in the game. I've got steel/fortified boots atm, and half of my slots are bronze/steel already, I just had to fill in gloves/head with copper/steel. My main issue is that the slashing hole...
by DaBigCheez
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

...if you run out of money to pay your passive-gathering companions, they just throw everything they've collected out the window? now that is some bullshit right there. RIP about four days of passive-gathered stuff from my alt's 8 companions because I was a bit too slow getting to a mailbox >:/ EDIT...
by DaBigCheez
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia shooting
Replies: 64
Views: 16916

Re: Virginia shooting

It's not a rational problem solving approach, even if you somehow agree with their goals. Even if I decided that a goal really, really required violence, I can't imagine that killing myself as well would be rational. If you accept suicidal behavior as unhealthy, then...it's not MORE healthy if you ...
by DaBigCheez
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Mister Golem acquired, woo! Even had my "onward to Norstria" companion loadout at the time, so might keep'm with me as ninth over-Defiance companion for a bit :) Probably Golem for blunt, Rowan for pierce, Boar for slash/wildcard, and then Gaspard as a wildcard will be my combat party for ...
by DaBigCheez
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Ah, I hadn't considered the possibility that boars would have a recruitment cooldown. That makes it a bit easier for me to go for Autocrat and not feel guilty about being "suboptimal". I'll reserve that guilt for my choices about which offenses to train instead! (...probably concluding wit...
by DaBigCheez
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Got my Boarserker. It's a +3! ...in Hills. -1/+1/-2 on Offenses. Well, at least it's not a -3, I guess... Debating whether to rush a second Boarserker or get an Autocrat. Second boar's probably more useful, really, so I should probably spend my time doing that, getting my butt handed to me by Mister...
by DaBigCheez
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Hm. If need be, I could always just whip up a few +4.7 Jewelry potions with a Star of Jotun (I've got a few hundred of the things sitting around), I can hit high enough with a potion to make those. That said, it sounds like my best bet is to start saving up for some runic pliers or start farming som...
by DaBigCheez
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Going to be getting my first Boarserker soon. Am I correct in my understanding that I will be sad if I allow its Slashing to stage a breakaway before leveling the others, and thus that I should use it very, very sparingly while I'm training it? Relatedly, the second form of Mister Golem huuuuuuuuuuu...
by DaBigCheez
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Hmm. Have to level up Gaspard's Cave anyway so I can hit 50 to get Mr. Golem, so will probably do the Talendrome set :)
by DaBigCheez
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Got a little impatient and sloppy with my Gaspard, so he's currently at 33/48/44. He can get Slash-ups from the Mist Reapers in Beryl, and he's pretty much past the point of being able to skillup off Elisime trogs, so I think I might finish upping his Blunt on eliandel eaters and just let the rest p...
by DaBigCheez
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Gotcha, thanks; useful information! Are there many other places with enemies with reliably mismatched defenses like that for grinding specific offenses? (I assume being careful with the Blunt Offense is just making it harder to raise Slashing on the Eliandel Eaters specifically?) EDIT: Also, do I re...
by DaBigCheez
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

So, having acquired a decent nest egg of gold, I immediately decided to get rid of it by getting enough BC for a Crossing. Thus begins the saga of my first alt. I haven't really decided what to do with said alt, though, aside from a more general "harvesting/pre-crafts" focus for all those ...
by DaBigCheez
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK government may want to kill encrypted messaging
Replies: 14
Views: 5032

Re: UK government may want to kill encrypted messaging

Also, if there's a government-mandated backdoor, then the first time the method to use it is leaked or stolen or independently discovered, well... It's interesting to listen to the government hearings, where the FBI's perspective is basically "I mean, we'd need to get a warrant before we ever u...
by DaBigCheez
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 144
Views: 111589

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

I've played a bit myself, though a good while ago. Never got much past producing Science Pack IIs or whatever they were called before my assembly lines turned into an ugly jumbled mess. Good game, good fun.
by DaBigCheez
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'
Replies: 448
Views: 48173

Re: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'

A. unless I missed something, it has still yet to be determined or even seriously indicated that automated cars are, at present, safer than human drivers on average (yes, blah blah texting blah blah, but from what I've read it's not like automated cars are particularly good drivers either, they jus...
by DaBigCheez
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'
Replies: 448
Views: 48173

Re: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'

Who is this thread is fine with deaths? Considering that the default response to any concerns about safety or security seems to be "well, you can't make an omelette without breaking a few spines," frequently with an added rider of "well, lots of vehicular deaths already happen, so I'...
by DaBigCheez
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1170125

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The wikipedia link gave it in thousands of MWh (so, GWh). 1.58 PWh from coal, 4-4.7 PWh total. So about 23k/yr.
by DaBigCheez
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670007

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

New font lets you know whether you're a terrorist. It's interesting. The basic concept is that the font strikes out words that appear on common Intelligence agency watchlists as potential words used by terrorists. Oddly, it seems to be case-sensitive. For the initial sentence they give, re-typing i...
by DaBigCheez
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What's so great about Tuesday?
Replies: 140
Views: 30260

Re: Should humans be allowed to live forever?

Let's assume it's been experimentally shown that eternity in death is completely devoid of pain. Every moment you're alive puts you at more risk of pain than if you are dead. That doesn't stop humans from struggling to stay alive despite overwhelming hardship. To me, this means potential pleasure/h...
by DaBigCheez
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 245276

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Also, I find it interesting that all of this discussion is about how overpowered Quadra Magic + KotR is, because...it doesn't work. KotR is the one summon that quadra magic explicitly does *not* work on. Which is not to say that W-Summon on MP Absorb KotR followed by Mime-chaining isn't hilariously ...
by DaBigCheez
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 552608

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Valkyria Chronicles for 5 bucks. Aww yiss.
by DaBigCheez
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670007

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

The people have spoken. US journalist Mark Dice has asked the people of San Diego to sign President Barack Obama’s “plan” to nuke Russia to “maintain America’s superiority.” The majority of beachgoers didn’t appear to get the joke, and signed the fake petition. I wonder how much footage was left on...
by DaBigCheez
Wed May 27, 2015 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Invisible, Inc.
Replies: 6
Views: 3592

Re: Invisible, Inc.

Have played it a bit more since release, thoroughly enjoying it. Those frustrations I mentioned earlier? Yeah, they're modifiable difficulty settings - you can give yourself effectively-infinite "rewind one turn"s, you can turn off the gradually-increasing alarm level, etc. I do like that ...
by DaBigCheez
Mon May 25, 2015 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Woo, just finished getting my Gold Wings and matching companion for every discipline. Now I should get to actually raising my Commerce and Spying properly, and head off for Norstria :)
by DaBigCheez
Sun May 24, 2015 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hacking Game
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: Hacking Game

Not the one you were thinking of, but http://alexnisnevich.github.io/untrusted/ is a good time that sounds like a similar concept, using Javascript.
by DaBigCheez
Wed May 20, 2015 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670007

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

So lets see. $600. Can he fold as fast as they can be unfolded? Bet not, but just for argument let's suppose he can. So 3600 minutes to fold them; 60 hours. At minimum wage, he turned his $600 tax bill into a $1035 expenditure of money, time and effort. Is the US/Texas minimum wage not $7.25/hr? $1...
by DaBigCheez
Wed May 13, 2015 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Invisible, Inc.
Replies: 6
Views: 3592

Re: Invisible, Inc.

Oh hey, it's live? I played it under early access a bit. Seemed pretty fun, though I was occasionally frustrated at the time by "accidental" actions - e.g. "wait, no, I didn't mean to go start that! Now I'm stuck out in the open ;_;" Combined with the roguelike nature, it had me ...
by DaBigCheez
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Yeah, that was my basic plan, although "strong" is going to be in the +4-+5 range since I can't use Norstria herbs or most of the super-high-toxicity ones (above Slork)...
by DaBigCheez
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding Myers-Briggs
Replies: 9
Views: 5128

Re: Understanding Myers-Briggs

I've seen slight variants where it lists how strongly or weakly you fall into each category, as far as the "binary only" aspect is concerned.
by DaBigCheez
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Any pro moneymaking tips? I've been upgrading my tools and grinding out gold wings for completionism in prep for Norstria, but am starting to run out of liquid cash. Elisime Ruins 'til my eyes bleed? :) My primary marketable skill is potions, and I've made decent cash selling Coordination Vials befo...
by DaBigCheez
Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BrainHex gamer personality test
Replies: 63
Views: 11952

Re: BrainHex gamer personality test

Mastermind-Conqueror, with No Fear exception.

Mastermind: 18
Conqueror: 18
Achiever: 11
Daredevil: 9
Socialiser: 9
Seeker: 3
Survivor: 0

I feel like there were a few too questions, and they were a bit too direct. C'est la vie.
by DaBigCheez
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Ah - closing the browser (window and all tabs) wasn't enough, I had to fully reboot Chrome, including all the pre-load stuff that it keeps running in the background. Forgot that "Chrome" is separate from "the browser window".
by DaBigCheez
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

It appears that with the new Chrome update, I can no longer run Therian Saga, as it will no longer recognize Silverlight due to the deprecation of NPAPI plugins. I set the flag to allow NPAPI in the hidden settings, but it's still not recognizing it. RIP? I mean, I could install and use IE/Firefox, ...
by DaBigCheez
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 349
Views: 124685

Re: Trolly Problem

My principles dictate I should not willingly cause the death of a person. If I don't flip the lever, who/whatever caused the trolley to go down the track caused the death of some number of people. If I flip the lever, I will cause the death of either 1 or 5 people. So to stay consistent with my pri...
by DaBigCheez
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 391444

Re: Diablo III

Got three or four good drops for my Barb, and went from "can clear Torment III slowly, maybe IV if I don't mind dying a lot" to "stomping Torment VI npnp". An ancient Stalgard's Decimator with a socket from the Ramaladni's Gift I got just thereafter and a Sash of Knives, plus Foc...
by DaBigCheez
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 394394

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Hmm...definitely much lighter on story than Defender's Quest (which is what I was going to recommend until I saw that you meant "more like that"), but Defense Grid: The Awakening at least has an entertaining narrator and some attempt at world-building.
by DaBigCheez
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

I'm feeling a little lost as to where to raise my Leadership (which seems essential both in itself for Lanfar, and in getting Gold Wings in Sociability so I can get a good companion for it). Currently, I have a maxed-out Yraen, a 30-leadership tabard, a scorpidus ring (+3), and 37 personal skill (ma...
by DaBigCheez
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Did you improve Leadership at the mansion? Given that I don't know what that means, I'm going to guess "no". ;) Is this a guild structure that I'm not seeing, something in the Den, or something else? I'm still working on the quests for full Den access. I might wind up re-constructing some...
by DaBigCheez
Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 560480

Re: Therian Saga

Okay, after getting back in game I've finally got inns + botany trails up and running so my companions can harvest. I might have messed it up somewhat though - does the quality of the machine in your gathering structure (in this case, the plants dryer in the botany trail) affect anything other than ...

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