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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago Star Trek vs Star Wars50.47.XXX.XXX6 years ago
To be honest, I really don't think you could either say either one is superior. It all depends on your own opinions about the shows/movies, which can vary drastically from person to person.

For me personally though, I slightly prefer Star Trek. I first got into it after watching the new one (or, well, new one when I was like 12. You know, the one with the creepy guy in the gimp suit who went around imploding planets.) I'd heard of Star Trek before that, obviously, but I'd never really been too interested in it. But after watching the movie, I was interested enough to watch a few (i.e. 20 or so) of the actual TV episodes on youtube. I really like the original ones, with Kirk and Spock (yeah retro). They almost had a "space adventure" theme to them I thought, with exploring new planets and finding cool stuff, while also having personal revelations and such along the way. However, I despised pretty much most of the rest of the shows. They seemed either to completely go against the grain of the "original show", or else were laughably stupid (yes, I know, I bet I sound like some crotchety old man here! :P)

In comparison the only Star Wars movies I really liked were Episodes IV and VI. IV was just a really cool movie that, rather than trying to be realistic and technical and all, just focused on a good plot and likable characters, and VI continued on in the same vein. The ending was great too, with Luke figuring out Leia was his sister, and seeing the good spirit of Darth Vader looking back at him after his death. I didn't like V so much- it just seemed kind of crammed together, rushing you from scene to scene (at least that's my impression of it), and there was so much switching back and forth between people I got kind of confused.
I remember thinking that the prequels were the coolest thing ever when Episode... something or other came out back when I was 6 or so, but now they seem tacky and stupid to me, with probably the least likable protagonists I've ever seen (heck, I found myself rooting for Beavis and Butthead more often than Anakin!) I would have liked it a lot more if George Lucas had gone with continuing it on where Episode VI left off- that way he'd have been starting with interesting characters and a plot that's already been established and proven popular rather than trying (and failing) to make up new stuff the same quality as the original movies.
-Jake
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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD50.47.XXX.XXX7 years ago
When my dad told me this about half an hour ago I was like "wtf? are you kidding?" But yeah, I went down to the TV and Osama said he was dead. I think this is a great thing, since hopefully al Qaeda will fall apart and we'll be able to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
-Jake
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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago Favorite Ballistics(Violence not intended)50.47.XXX.XXX7 years ago
Being something of a junior gun nut, it was a pleasant surprise to see this thread. Thanks Wolf!

That being said, my overall favorites are shotguns and shorter rifles/carbines. I dislike many handguns, mainly because of their inaccuracy, but the exceptions for me are the Ruger .22 pistols. There's several of them at the range up in town, both Mk IIs and IIIs, and they're a real pleasure to shoot. I somewhat like longer rifles such as the M70s or Remington 700 (my dad has one! ), but my overall favorites are the Remington 870 shotgun and the old M1 carbine and it's knockoffs.

The 870 is a reasonable length, making it quite comfortable to handle, and has a nice heft to it. It's a great gun for home defense and hunting, and the magazine is a good size. However, the recoil like all shotguns is heavy, and when hunting you have to put a plug in, limiting your magazine size to 3 rounds.

The M1 carbine is definitely my favorite gun of all time. It's not as short as modern carbines like the M4, but still easily manageable (dunno about the difference, since I've never fired whatever the civilian M4 variant is), and really light compared to other rifles of the same time period (i.e. the regular, full-size Garand). It's military version had a big magazine (30 rounds) but the one my family has came with a 10-round mag, which is still a good size. It's really enjoyable to fire, and quite accurate once you've had some practice.

Aiur, I remember hearing something about Stargate using a P-90 with blank rounds, if that's what you're thinking of.
-Jake
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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago Your favorite bands/songs50.47.XXX.XXX7 years ago
I've been listening to a ton of music lately, since there hasn't been much going on around here with snow and all, and I was curious about what bands people here preferred, and why.

The ones that are the top three for me (and have been for a while) are Metallica, Linkin Park, and Disturbed. They're all metal/hard rock (I think they're metal, but people's opinions seem to vary on that), meaning I mostly listened to that genre of music before now.

However, one that I just found and think is pretty amazing is Parish Hall (sorry, no Wiki article or much of anything else). They're from the late 60s, early 70s, and are pretty much unknown, but their music is just INCREDIBLE for casual listening. It's like a cross between soft rock, classic rock, and psychedelic. My favorite song from them is Silver Ghost, but I think How Can You Win and My Eyes Are Getting Heavy would actually work great for game music.

So what songs/bands do all you people like?

@Flemdog; Yeah, New Divide is one of my favorites too... it makes me wish youtube had a "loop" button. And Pink Floyd actually wasn't hugely revolutionary- they just built on earlier psychedelic rock bands like the Grateful Dead, while incorporating their own unique flair.
-Jake
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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago America the beautiful50.47.XXX.XXX7 years ago
Hm... time for a little rant of my own.

I believe that America, while it probably isn't the best country in the world (I like Israel a lot), is probably one of the best. Sure, we don't have great healthcare, and have had a succession of utterly moronic presidents, but when you consider our lower taxes and much better individual freedoms, I would say that balances the score out.

About Obama- I respect him as a person (sort of... kind of... maybe... *ahem birth certificate*), but I think he has done a terrible job in office. The idiotic idealists in the Tea Party aren't helping, either. Obama started out with a healthcare reform bill, which I personally am in favor of- but instead of simply pushing it through, he decided to keep all the bad stuff in it, while compromising with the minority Tea Party/far right Republicans and throwing out the good bits. Then he went halfway out of Iraqistaninam, keeping enough troops there to drain the budget, but not enough to win a decisive victory (at least, until recently). And finally, rather than letting the CEOs of moronic investing companies (that contribute NOTHING to the vast majority of people) starve for the irresponsible moronic smeg they were doing, he hands them money for more bonuses, increasing our national debt and incurring more of a cost to taxpayers.

Still, I suppose there are plenty of good sides. Our economy's recovering, we have a reasonable standard of living, and we are a superpower, after all!
-Jake
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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago Weather50.47.XXX.XXX7 years ago
I agree with Scion, weather does seem to affect people's moods. To me though, it seems like different people like different sorts of weather. It also depends on your position, I think. Personally, I like thunderstorms when I'm inside, or even better in the truck with the heater turned all the way up. It's an entirely different thing to be out working in one, though. The same thing is true with sun- I like very hot, sunny weather when I'm inside or just hanging out with friends, but actually working in it is pretty nasty, maybe even more so then a rainstorm.

What's really fascinating is that there's actually been proven to be a very strong correlation between weather and population behavior, in sciencey terms called "seasonal affective disorder". For example, in a heat wave, police are kept on higher alert, because of a higher danger of riots, since apparently people become more irritable and easily angered during hot weather (no wonder California gets so many protests!)
-Jake
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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago Justin Bieber50.47.XXX.XXX7 years ago
I don't hate Justin Bieber, but it would be true to say that I extremely dislike him. He himself is quite pathetic, and it annoys me how many girls fawn over him, even though he looks like a complete retard, and has muscles like a girl ("best football player in Canada", indeed).

His music isn't my style, either- I don't like hip-hop (or pop, or whatever he does) much, although I could understand if someone would like a well-done piece of music in that genre. However, Bieber can't sing worth a damn. His voice is honestly higher than Miley Cyrus, too. His lyrics are shallow, and he doesn't seem to even attempt to do a good job singing.

Besides, he's just young. He acts like a 12 year old, looks like a 13 year old transsexual, and probably is underdeveloped or something.

In short, while I don't find any specific thing about absolutely repulsive, everything about him is incredibly annoying and immature. I give him a huge thumbs down, myself.
-Jake
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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago Berserker Status50.47.XXX.XXX7 years ago
I agree with Idk; Berserk is an INCREDIBLY annoying stat effect most of the time. But if you have it on the right characters (it's especially helpful on Ss'lenck) in the right situations, it helps a lot. Because of that, I don't think it should be listed as a negative status effect, since it would be removed with Remedies or Remove Evil. However, I DO think it should be able to be dispelled without hurting the character it's on (ie Somber Tears, or simply killing/resurrecting them). I've got four ideas for how to go about this;

1. Have Berserk wear off after x turns.
This would be both realistic, and help vary the level of hindrance between different monsters. For example, a Burning Skeleton's attack could cause your character to go berserk for maybe 2 turns, while a Furious Eye's could last 10 or unlimited, meaning you get some variation in potency as the monsters increase in difficulty.

2. Have an "anti-berserk" skill.
This would be a good way of being able to dispel Berserk without having it listed as a negative effect.

3. Have an "anti-berserk" potion.
Same as above, except it could maybe be acquired earlier in the game.

4. An "anti-berserk" passive skill.
This would be around the same AP cost as the rest of the stat immunity passives, and would REALLY help on mage characters and Elywen/Mereador, since you never want Berserk on them.

I don't think any of this stuff would be necessary if Berserk was an entirely self-inflicted effect, since then it would be simply a matter of strategy around it's use. However, since it can be used by enemy units, it almost borders on a negative effect, meaning you want some cure for it.
-Jake
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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago Justified Punishment50.47.XXX.XXX7 years ago
I would definitely try to have the thief brought to justice, if it didn't take too much effort/time/money on my part. Like David S said, it wouldn't be so much the theft that bothered me, as the fact the burglar had actually gotten into my home.

For all you know, they could have just been gone half an hour to get some better tools so they could get into your safes. They could actually be around your property somewhere, finding something more valuable and less secured to steal. I would first of all get my dad, who would search the house, then lock it up and check the whole property, and probably lock down equipment and trailers, and bring any tools inside that night. If nothing else happened, I'd probably let it go, but still be careful securing everything. If I saw anything else unusual afterwards, I'd call the sheriff and have him look around, and see if there was any evidence he could use to maybe track down the criminal.

Unfortunately, the sheriff in my county's a lazy bum (my family had a small trailer worth around $1k stolen a few years back, and he didn't show up for almost a day, then when he came said he'd "get back to you". He never did). I doubt anything would actually happen to have them even found, let alone convicted, given that there are far more serious things for law enforcement to investigate than trespassing and a bit of missing trash.
-Jake
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Rating Orb Raider Zero fan, Neutral Evil Dark Knight – joined 8 years ago Fig Coins50.47.XXX.XXX7 years ago
Pseudo himself came up with a really good alternative to paying money for Fig Coins. You could put referral links to FH.com on other sites, which would be linked to your user number. For each separate hit, you'd receive a Fig Coin. This would make more people aware of FH Games, and also drive the ad revenue here up, besides forcing anyone who wants to use referral links to sign up for an account here.

I think the prices of games shouldn't be unreachable for somebody using referral links- maybe 10-20 hits on a referral link should be equivalent to 1 USD in Fig Coins? If a tileset for FHO was hypothetically worth $1.00, I think 20 hits for it wouldn't be at all unreasonable.

Referral links would also appeal to a LOT of people- they're pretty easy to do, so you could get everyone from 12-year-olds to "budget-conscious" (best euphemism ever) college students doing free advertising for the site, not to mention making the ad space here worth more.
-Jake
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