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Life_In_Black #27741 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 18:27

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Any sensible person, knowing full well that they needed to get a ride to work, would simply ask to pick up the cigarettes along the way. Especially if the weather is that bad.

EmpressNero #27742 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 18:41

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View PostLife_In_Black, on Apr 15 2018 - 12:27, said:

Any sensible person, knowing full well that they needed to get a ride to work, would simply ask to pick up the cigarettes along the way. Especially if the weather is that bad.

 

He works at said gas station.  I get the feeling the real reason he wanted to go in was to perform a little dog-and-pony show to demonstrate how bad he was feeling so his boss would go "oh, you poor baby, you don't have to come in today".  She didn't, and he had to go in.



Life_In_Black #27743 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 18:43

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Feeling so bad he needed a pack of smokes? So bad he had someone drive him through the bad weather so he could show up at work before he was supposed to start? Pardon me for saying so, but your cousin isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, is he?

EmpressNero #27744 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 18:46

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View PostLife_In_Black, on Apr 15 2018 - 12:43, said:

Feeling so bad he needed a pack of smokes? So bad he had someone drive him through the bad weather so he could show up at work before he was supposed to start? Pardon me for saying so, but your cousin isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, is he?

 

No, he's not.  To be brutally honest, I wish he had never moved in with us. 

Zergling #27745 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 19:35

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Luls, the USA is gonna do more sanctions on Russia.

Life_In_Black #27746 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 19:51

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Ok, how, in the everloving F*CK, do you completely change Erlenberg and yet still turn it into a craptacularly bad sh*tshow and campfest?

DerViktim #27747 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 19:52

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View PostChairmanMilo, on Apr 15 2018 - 12:19, said:

Time to trigger Far Cry 5 players:

 

 

#toosoon

 

 

#SorryNotSorry 



EmpressNero #27748 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 20:13

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So, I'm selling a few of my model kits on Ebay.  Anyone see anything they want?

 

Type 10 MBT

 

M8 HMC

 

Panzer III Ausf. M



favrepeoria #27749 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 20:37

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I might get sanctioned at home if I buy another kit before we move. I have a couple of 20 gal totes with unbuilt ones.

Daigensui #27750 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 20:42

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EmpressNero #27751 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 20:51

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View PostDaigensui, on Apr 15 2018 - 14:42, said:

 

Is there enough evidence to warrant investigation into that possibility that  Trump was secretly replaced by a lizard alien from the constellation Draco that's trying to destabilize the governments of Earth so his race can come in and take over with minimal casualties?

FrozenKemp #27752 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 21:13

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View PostLife_In_Black, on Apr 15 2018 - 13:51, said:

Ok, how, in the everloving F*CK, do you completely change Erlenberg and yet still turn it into a craptacularly bad sh*tshow and campfest?

 

its kind of amazing, isn't it? Like... How could they not foresee it?

The_Chieftain #27753 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 21:17

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View PostThatTrafficCone, on Apr 14 2018 - 21:04, said:

Random question: the T28/T95 prototypes that were actually built have a 12" hull, and I know the Chieftain's talked about the 8" hull that was cast for trials. But does anyone know if any 10" hulls were cast as originally described in July 1943? Or was the idea of a 10" hull dropped entirely and if so, when? 

 

I have not seen anything indicating that a 10" hull was ever manufactured. I have a very faint memory, upon which I will not rely, that the 12" came as a result of a decision to increase armor over a previous design, but if that was 8" or 10" I cannot recall.

ChairmanMilo #27754 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 21:25

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View PostEmpressNero, on Apr 15 2018 - 14:13, said:

So, I'm selling a few of my model kits on Ebay.  Anyone see anything they want?

 

Type 10 MBT

 

M8 HMC

 

Panzer III Ausf. M

 

I'd gladly help you out if I didn't already have a Tamiya Panzer IV Ausf H with aftermarket zimm and a metal barrel sitting in storage for the last ten years.

 

Model making is practically the only thing I'm looking forward to when it comes to old age.  Not implying any of you are old.  It's just that my current occupation makes it hard to spend hours on models.

 

Unrelated note: I sometimes get upset about the AI fixation on destroyers in World of Warships... but then I remember how pubs in World of Tanks react when they spot a light tank.



Avalon304 #27755 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 21:29

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View PostSpectreHD, on Apr 15 2018 - 05:30, said:

 

Depending if it is the same MM we are talking about. I want the teams to be balanced. Not for the MM to mirror the teams.

 

So there will still be enough of a random factor that the stupid argument of everyone's WR becoming 50% is just a load of bull to me. Especially considering that each map would be different, the players in the match would be different, the vehicles would be different, etc etc. And what is wrong exactly with WRs being compressed? It sure won't be compressed to 50%. But it is a stupid metric to lay importance on. Why aren't people more concerned about other stats like DPG, KDR, Damage dealt vs damage received, spotting or tracking assist. This is how a good player should be judge with his positive WR which they would get.

 

I find it really stupid that solo players, the majority of the WoT playerbase, aren't allowed to have this one thing to make their lives easier. I find it stupid that it seen as "bad" that two teams be as fair as reasonably possible even if they are random matches. Random matches which is WoT's actual gameplay, and not the tripe they play as eSports since it is not indicative of what the majority of the players play. WoT's gameplay should be judged with random battles and with solo players.

 

 

You think you want that. But that is awful. Balanced teams have the effect of compressing winrates back toward 50% (49% in this game, because of draws). You can think the argument is bull but its true: in this game you either win or lose, when you balance the teams you wind up giving every team a ~50% chance to win or lose. Thats what happens in games like this.

 

You can also dislike that WR takes such a high importance, but winning is the point of this game. Win rate shows, with proper context, how often you alone can influence the games that youre in. Yes, damage per game should be used as context for win rate (because anyone can club in tier 5 and get a high win rate with low DPG), but at the end of the day winning is what this game is about.

 

I find it stupid that solo players think they deserve skill based match making instead of just improving. Not only is random MM more fair, it actually promotes learning how to play and improving. (If thats something a person actually cares about). Whether or not a player wants to do that is a different story, the players who dont will just go from blaming random MM to blaming the skill based MM for their failures, even as they get carried the majority of the time. I wouldnt have started learning and improving under a SBMM system, because there would have been nothing to overcome. In random MM I had to overcome that bad team factor, if I wanted to win and progress faster, so I had to seek out resources to team myself how to become better, to outplay other players who were equal to me and give me more time against players who were better. 

 

Skill based match making is universally awful. Its awful for the actually good players, its awful for the bad players, its awful for gameplay. (It wouldnt even result in significantly longer matches, because the MM in this game isnt the cause of short matches). Luckily Im pretty sure WG has said they'll never implement skill based MM, so we've dodged that awful bullet.



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View PostChairmanMilo, on Apr 15 2018 - 15:25, said:

Unrelated note: I sometimes get upset about the AI fixation on destroyers in World of Warships... but then I remember how pubs in World of Tanks react when they spot a light tank.

 

AFAIK, the bots in WoWS just target the closest target with the lowest health, hence why they have a raging hate-on for Destroyers and CLs.

Daigensui #27757 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 22:04

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Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks

 

Hmmmm



PrimarchRogalDorn #27758 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 22:05

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Praise RNGsus! Got Ferro's Mask as a bonus item from a proficiency cache, which means I just need The House.

Zergling #27759 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 22:12

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In a totally not at all suspicious incident, a Russian journalist that recently helped break the story about massive Russian "mercenary" casualties in Syria, has "commited suicide".

 



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View PostStarne, on Apr 15 2018 - 15:32, said:

 

AFAIK, the bots in WoWS just target the closest target with the lowest health, hence why they have a raging hate-on for Destroyers and CLs.

 

Which doesn't explain why they sometimes will fire over one island, around another, and into a tiny gap, trying to hit (and miraculously succeeding) a ship they've all suddenly fixated on for some reason. 

 






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