EthylMercaptan

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Tue Oct 21

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Value Hounds board. 8:45 AM

Re: IBM getting hammered

I used to be a IBM shareholder, but haven't tracked them much over the last few years. The thing that really intrigues me about IBM is the amount of resources that they pour into basic research. The amount at the time put most of the other tech [more]

Sun Oct 19

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 10:30 AM

Re: Borderlands 2

I was just looking on the wiki on goliaths and what actually happens is that you shoot their helmet off and the head gets exposed to eridium. Their actual head is the still intact but is attached to their large deformed tongue. The wiki also states [more]

Sat Oct 18

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 7:55 PM

Re: Borderlands 2

My favorite thing to do in the game is shoot the heads off of Goliaths and have them go bezerk. If they didn't have the achievement, "Goliath, meet David"; I don't know that I would have realized that they can level up multiple times. It is [more]

Thu Oct 16

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 8:12 PM

Re: My Undying Love for Crusader Kings 2

With the release of the Charlemagne dlc there was an update/patch.

By educating the heir yourself, do you mean assigning yourself as guardian? How would that prevent undesirable traits? My current ruler has so many undesirable traits [more]

Wed Oct 15

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 8:23 PM

Re: My Undying Love for Crusader Kings 2

If you start with a small realm, that would imply a long period of consolidation at the start of the game before pressing any claims - assuming that your rule of thumb still applies after a campaign of conquest (I imagine it does, since that's [more]

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Economy and Markets board. 7:40 PM

Re: Russell 2000 vs S&P 500

Are we turning the corner? The small caps have walloped the large caps the last few days. The Russell had a pretty good run in the last hour of trading today.

This board needs a little life.

brucedoe, I don't question your P/E [more]

Tue Oct 14

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 7:54 AM

Re: My Undying Love for Crusader Kings 2

The business about children wanting landed titles seems like it would be tricky to manage (depending on whether they get upset if they don't have them). I even had my nephew ask me for one - does he think they grow on trees?

The only [more]

Mon Oct 13

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 9:12 PM

Re: My Undying Love for Crusader Kings 2

t that point things got rather disorienting for a while and I was spammed with messages. When the dust settled it turned out I wasn't me any more, but my son. The former me was, oddly enough, not dead, but had moved to the court of the Kaiser of [more]

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 8:51 PM

Re: My Undying Love for Crusader Kings 2

Um, that's about 6 hours of tutorial videos?!

Maybe I shouldn't have bought this game...

Simon


The first few are pretty basic. I am a bit of a Youtube fan. I'll have a let's play running while I am doing other stuff [more]

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 7:40 PM

Re: Borderlands 2

When I first bought the game I started as Salvador and played about 90 minutes. I didn't want to start where I left off since there was close to a year since I last played; so I restarted as a new character. Since I was doing a solo run, I thought [more]

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 10:11 AM

Re: Borderlands 2

I have a new hatred for Rat Thieves. I was doing the third wave of the bandit slaughter in "the fridge" and went in with $125,000 and came out with about $60,000. I was concentrating on staying alive and wasn't paying attention to the [more]

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 1:15 AM

Re: My Undying Love for Crusader Kings 2

Youtuber Arumba has a very good tutorial and it happens to be in Ireland. Well worth the time to learn some of the subtleties of the game.
[more]

Thu Oct 9

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EthylMercaptan posted to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 6:53 PM

Dragon Age Origins is Free on...

...Origin. Can't beat the price.
A little free sugar never hurt anyone.

C2H5SH

Wed Oct 8

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 10:02 PM

Re: Noob Mount & Blade Questions

You seem to start with solid one handed weapon skills, maybe I just need to focus on that early in the game.

The Guild Masters in each town has the best quest early on since they usually pay money, don't get you in too much trouble, [more]

Tue Oct 7

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 5:02 PM

Re: Oh this is NOT good news....

I agree with simon and will add that if you don't like the melee or shooting; you can build your character around charisma and intelligence. The problem with this is that there is a fair amount of experience that is gained by actually killing versus [more]

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EthylMercaptan posted to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 8:47 AM

Borderlands 2

I bought the game last fall along with Bioshock Infinite, Civ 5, and XCOM. I played about an hour when I got it and let it sit as I played all of the other games. Now I am finally getting to it and have just a few questions.

1) DLC, which [more]

Sat Oct 4

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 3:48 PM

Re: Oh this is NOT good news....

Tread carefully Draggon. M&B is a retro time suck. I can't even figure out why it is a good game. I just keep playing.

I'll tell you what I like about the game.

It's a sandbox in the truest sense of the word. There is no [more]

Fri Oct 3

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 9:03 AM

Re: Oh this is NOT good news....

I mean really, it's the same tired old girl with a new dress on.

That girl is tired because I plugged 1000+ hours into her. She has a new dress. WOOT!

Ya, I'll be right there.

C2H5SH

Thu Oct 2

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 7:43 PM

Re: My Undying Love for Crusader Kings 2

It's on sale. A $30 game with $130 worth of dlc on sale for a mere $40.

My high recommendations:

Base game = $9
The Old Gods dlc = $3.74
Legacy of Rome dlc = $1.24
Sons of Abraham dlc = $2.49

The rest of the [more]

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EthylMercaptan replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 7:19 PM

Re: Oh this is NOT good news....

Amazing engines don't make Great Games.
I'm sure it will suck.
I'm serious.
I can't even think why I would play it.
Even with putting out a kick butt tool set for modders, it will still be sub par game and not worth your time.
I [more]

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