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I've been playing Destiny 2 on the lowest settings and can still hardly manage 60FPS consistently. I'm not sure what the problem is but I suspect it's the multiple monitor setup. I thought it would be my CPU slowing me down but apparently it's running fine. What do you guys think? Should my mobo be that hot? What can I do?

The Flood / What's the healthiest way to get over someone?
« on: May 26, 2018, 05:15:12 PM »
I haven't had any heartbreaks recently to complain about, and it's been two years since my last one. Usually, I feel fine, able to talk/be with other girls no problem, picture myself with them, etc. and I don't really even consider my last relationship most days. But every once in awhile, I'll get a flashback that puts me right back into the position I used to be during or right after the events of the breakup. Could be a face I associate with that time or a bad dream, doesn't matter. When the feelings resurface though I end up being thrown back into this pit of self-loathing that I've spent 2 years climbing out of for a couple of days at a time.

I ask because I don't want to lose that time, nor do I want to have a crippling weakness like that. So, what's the healthiest way to deal with it? I think 2 years away from her and that situation and other romantic interests/new hobbies and goals are things I've already exhausted (and they were helpful, but not obviously 100% effective), so maybe try to get some sort of closure by talking to her? Or am I just telling myself that in an attempt to see her again.

It's worth noting that with previous relationships, I've been able to completely sever ties with the person and that's been effective, but that's not really feasible with this one. I have good friends that are close to her situation so she's always bound to come up in conversation casually.

If the answer is just to soldier on and deal with it, that's fine, but psychologically I don't want this baggage with me all the time and I just don't think that's the best option.

I realise what kind of position I put myself in with a thread like this but I figured if even one person has something insightful to say it'd probably be worth it.


Whatever Reznor is doing with his vocals here, I'm not really feeling it. Aside from the uninspired lyrics, (a trend of his modern work, unfortunately) the way he sings them is so... un-him. The instrumentals are, as always, exceptionally layered and a joy to listen to. I almost wish that the instrumental versions of the last 2 records would become available for purchase. I liked Add Violence more than most people (though not as much as Not The Actual Events), but it seems like this trio of EPs have been less than I'd hoped for. There's this trend going around that appeals to the retro-vibe of the 80's, and don't get me wrong, I like that sometimes, but that saxophone and the heavy synth-sound feel a bit ham-fisted here (Add Violence had this issue as well, albeit sans saxophone.) I still have high expectations for the full release though, and as long as it's NTAE-tier, I'll be happy.

Gaming / Fortnite is just the coolest, video gamey game ever
« on: May 07, 2018, 10:03:35 AM »

From the Epic Games Twitter account

Fun stuff like this always goes a long way for me. Season 4 has been great so far.

The Flood / what are your most annoying habits
« on: April 29, 2018, 11:41:34 PM »
sometimes i write sentences and just take out the first word. "i'm not a big fan" becomes "not a big fan." not sure where it comes from but im inclined to believe its to save time.

offline its hard to say. in high school i was pretty clingy but that was awhile ago. im much more self sufficient now. sometimes i unnecessarily playfully scream or whisper at friends to weird them out but thats pretty funny. or intentionally say things wrong just to see how people react.

Gaming / Spyro HD boys
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:33:37 PM »

And it won't be the mess that Crash HD was because Spyro doesn't rely on pin-point accurate platforming to be a game 👌👈 👀

The Flood / The Official Ready Player One Music Video:
« on: March 22, 2018, 03:22:27 PM »

The Flood / Season 1 Phoebe is fantastic
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:13:33 PM »
Before she became a caricature with straightened hair.

Serious / So what is the actual deal with GMOs?
« on: February 27, 2018, 10:57:46 PM »
I'm reading this book right now that starts off with several chapters of pretty well-supported claims regarding several diet and health issues, but once it gets into GMOs it's surprisingly sparse on actual research to support the claims. I can't help but think that someone who spent the majority of his book reasonably well-read and knowledgable wouldn't just include a chapter where he betrays that clout he's built up if there wasn't something to be said about his words. So, what are the actual facts surrounding GMOs? How do they affect overall health? What about muscle growth?

Serious / Thoughts?
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:32:52 AM »

The Flood / "Meat is for Pussies"
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:34:30 PM »
I'm sick of these people who are ignorant of facts--the kind that diss vegetarians because we care about animals or the environment. These fools have bought into the lies and propoganda put out there by the douche bags running the meat industry--the same douche bags who happen to be some of the country's most powerful lobbyists. There was that bullshit ad campaign that they ran a while ago: "Beef, it's what's for dinner." Yeah, beef's for dinner, but colon cancer, arterial slerosis, high blood pressure, animal cruelty and a destroyed planet are your karmic desert.

Now this is how you start a fucking book.

Gaming / Anyone down for some MW2? (360)
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:11:29 PM »
The last safe haven from hackers

The Flood / who else is watching the end of the f**king world
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:15:44 PM »
i love this show god damn its the perfect blend of morbid hilarity and romance

Gaming / >He hasn't played Jesus Christ RPG
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:55:17 PM »

Take that, sinner

The Flood / Turns out Lil Peep was pretty dope
« on: January 29, 2018, 02:54:51 PM »

Septagon / The site should be zoomed in at 150% by default...
« on: January 16, 2018, 04:33:36 PM »
There's a lot of wasted space on the sides of the actual text location. Names and titles fit better for some reason (they look centered at 150%), and the site is no longer hard to read for me.

Also, another suggestion that would be appreciated would be an image auto downsizer to fit pictures on one screen. Even at the regular zoom, my photos aren't fully-visible. It seems like the site was designed with mobile users in mind.

I realise these are all relatively easy fixes on my part, but just thought I'd throw these out there on the off chance they're easy to implement or whatever.

To me, the site just looks cleaner at 150%. The subforums are nicely spaced.. everything just has a nicer look.

The Flood / Might be crushing on a coworker, idk
« on: November 26, 2017, 10:31:50 PM »
She's this small girl who works at the front desk. she has a quiet demeanor but she doesn't lack confidence. it's a very familiar disposition. i dunno there's just something i find welcoming about her. considering i've only ever worked with 40 year old dudes it's uncharted territory for me.

it was pretty embarassing when i came back from work with mayonaise on my face and she pointed it out lol, but i played it off well enough and she didn't really seem to think anything of it. it came off as endearing.

side note, a lot of the girls thought i was 23+ years old. i got a 28 years old from one girl. that was pretty cool.

Gaming / Dragon Ball Fighterz
« on: November 23, 2017, 05:32:39 PM »
Who's getting it? I want to cop it on PC but I'm hoping to have a few regulars to play with.

The Flood / Recommending: NakeyJakey
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:27:49 PM »

Seems like a pretty smart guy but he also has really good comedic timing.

The Flood / so i guess i unironically like X now
« on: November 11, 2017, 11:04:14 AM »
as if i wasn't enough of a 13 year old edgelord huh

The Flood / Recommend me stuff to draw
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:50:32 PM »
I'm kind of burnt out on all of my usual stuff (Dragon Ball, Naruto, some comic stuff, etc.) so show me some cool stuff I could take a crack at

The Flood / I think I just found the best YouTube channel in existence.
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:05:54 PM »
His name is "TierZoo," and what he does is organise and examine animals and animal types within a competitive gaming context, ranking certain animal families the same way you would the Melee character list. For example, his "Optimising the Snake Build":


"The Boa constrictor is the only snake build classified as a "tank," utilising a high defense stat and thick, scaley hide. More importantly for a snake than its defense, is its unparalled grab game. A well-specced constrictor build can zero-to-death any player they manage to grab. If we compare the constrictor's grab to other high-level grabs, we can see that it is one of the best available in the game.


My favourite so far is the "Spider Tier List" for sure.


"Also in 'B Tier,' we've got another spider which uses its web in an interesting way: as a ranged, mobility debuff. The Spitting Spider can launch sticky webs at high speeds. This is particularly useful for dealing with more mobile builds when you don't want to just camp. This move is powerful if your opponent isn't expecting it, but since it has a lot of end lag, if your opponent evades it, they'll get a free punish."

Gaming / What are your problems with Breath of the Wild?
« on: November 03, 2017, 08:29:14 PM »
If you've played, what would you say the game needs to improve upon or could do better in the sequel? What's holding the game back from being flawless, and if you can think of one, what's the best solution to this problem?

I want to make a video addressing some of my issues with the game and would like to hear some more problems I've maybe missed. Here's what I have so far (including potential fixes that I'll address in my video):

-Menu usage (equipment swapping, healing, environmental changes, etc.)
-weapon degradation having no fix
-Climbing in the rain having no fix
-horse controls (they suck, Verb)
-Armour levelling is just busy work and too linear
-collectibles are too plentiful not to have some sort of recording process per area. this includes hinox and talus locations
-amiibo armour acquisition is fucking cancer

Serious / In light of the Protestant Reformation's anniversary...
« on: November 03, 2017, 06:28:22 PM » might be kind of fun to have a discussion on it. Having recently dabbled a little into Christianity's history I've acquired somewhat of a taste for its historical significance, even if I don't really care for the teachings all that much.

Where do you stand on the issue? Do you think Luther had the right idea branching off from the Catholic church following his excommunication, or do you think he should have stuck with the church to minimise the division within the faith?

For me, Luther's heart was in the right place but he set a bad precedent for the religion itself. After 1500 years of consistency and unity, tradition was thrown out the window and it's only snowballed since. Any time a church disagrees on one issue or another they break off to form their own denomination with little consequence. Additionally I think the focus on gracious works the Catholic church has is absolutely necessary to encourage a Christian lifestyle.

The Flood / Some of your least favourite cliche phrases
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:02:47 PM »
Mine's "Every cloud has a silver lining"

Fuck you Stuart Little

The Flood / Who else is gunna do No Fap November with me?
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:27:54 PM »
Exactly the kind of challenge I need to test my discipline.

Sign up here:

Jet Wave
Cheese Potato

The Flood / just got a call from an unknown number
« on: October 27, 2017, 11:42:38 PM »
i pick up.



"who is this"


"uhh, i think you have the wrong number buddy. who are you lookin for?"

"Jakob Smith"

"Well im Jak Smith"

"Jak Smith?! It's Dawson Smith! Im pretty drunk and was trying to call my brother and thought you were him playing a joke on me but holy shit! How are you?"


this was an awesome surprise. theyre these twins ive known forever that i havent seen in ages. we used to be close as shit back in the day and i recently had a random dream that they came over so its such a weird coincidence. i told him id call him in a few days now that i had his number to get together. what a wholesome feeling.

Gaming / Breath of the Wild - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Armour DLC
« on: October 20, 2017, 03:30:23 PM »
OP: 3-hearts, scavenger vegan, no Champion Buff run. I'm not allowed more than 3 hearts (no bonus hearts) and I can only eat meat if I find it, I can't kill animals for it. I'm not allowed to use any of the Champion abilities.

7 November 2017

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Armour DLC dropping November 9th, 2017
Looking to salvage in style? A new Rex costume comes to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on 11/9! #XenobladeChronicles2

3 November 2017

New Champion Amiibos releasing Nov. 10th, will include new helmets for each Champion:
With the Champion amiibo coming out on November 10th, learn more about what each helm does in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!
When any of the Divine Helms are equipped with Ancient Cuirass and Ancient Greaves (All armor items need to be upgraded level 2 ★★ or above), you’ll also trigger a set bonus, Ancient Proficiency, which increases the attack power of Ancient or Guardian series weapons. All of them will increase guard from ancient energy attacks, while defense level and required materials for level-up are the same as those of Ancient Helm. Enemies' remaining HP/full HP will also be visible like the Champion's Tunic.

Additionally, there are specific effects for each item:
- Vah Rudania Divine Helm: Flame Guard (Lv1)
- Vah Ruta Divine Helm: Swim Speed Up (Lv1)
- Vah Naboris Divine Helm: Electricity Resistance (Lv1)
- Vah Medoh Divine Helm: Cold Resistance (Lv1)

Vah Rudania Helm:

Vah Ruta Helm:

Vah Naboris Helm:

Vah Medoh Helm:

Medoh and Naboris are the only ones that look cool to me but it's nice to see additional Ancient helmets considering the one in-game looks terrible.

The Flood / @ everyone who has Twitter
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:01:55 PM »

If you would be so kind as to help out

The Flood / Spoiler I know we've had a few threads, but... (Blade Runner 2049)
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:23:33 PM » was just pretty good. It was cheap sex for my eyes and ears. Dialogue ranged from just serviceable to fucking terrible. There was one likeable, well-executed character (Lieutenant Joshi), and the visuals, while orgasmic at times, thematically felt more like something I'd look for in a Boba Fett Star Wars game than a cyberpunk noir follow-up to the original. The use of lighting in some shots is.... oddly stimulating, at least on first viewing. To that affect, this film just feels like "Palpatine Explaining the Tragedy of Darth Plageuis, the Wise to Anaking from Revenge of the Sith: The Movie."

Gosling does his best to bring the protagonist alive but between his "simply okay" acting ability and nothing-to-write-home-about characterisation it's hard to feel anything towards the guy. Jared Leto and Love were both absolutely AWFUL. Leto spouts some pretensious-ass anime bullshit every time he's on screen. As the only two antagonists in the film, it suffers for it. Ford feels like he's mailing it in on this one, even if he is one of the more interesting characters to watch on-screen.

The hologram waifu and sex with a prostitute was an understated weird, but maybe that was the point. I can't see any good reason for a gigantic hologram advertisement to be completely nude though, that's pretty blatantly exploitation.

And maybe I was just confused or can tell where the story is going, but was it obvious to anyone else that Deckard had twins and Gosling is one of them? The first shot of the film is a focus on K's vividly green eyes, and then Deckard mentions that "She [Rachael, romantic partner] had green eyes." The movie establishes that two Replicants had identical DNA despite one being a girl and one being a boy. When K shows the girl the memory she tells him that it's a real memory and starts to cry -- my brother interpretted this to mean that she saw her own memory and got emotional, but she had just established that you're not allowed to get real memories implanted, which means it must be his memory. Then the one-eyed chick throws K's idea about him being the child out the window which, to me, points to them setting up that reveal in the sequel. Maybe I'm just missing something.

I honestly recommend watching it at least once in theatres, but considering it started to drag along near the 2 hour mark, I can't see myself watching this as much as the original, or any of my other favourite movies. I would have liked a little more audio/visual storytelling rather than expository dialogue. The film only puts its feet into that pool instead of taking a nose-dive, which granted is still better than most films today, but it's something that the original did so well it's hard not to feel a little watered-down. As far as sequels to 80's classics, you haven't really got much better than this so far, but I feel as though making a new IP would have allowed the team a little more creative liberties that might have suited the director's vision better.


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