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|Dec 1 2012 Anchor|
I realize I've been inactive in this group for quite some time, haven't really been doing much of anything actually, just wondering how everyone's doing now, forums seem a little quiet.
I no longer work at the Husky gas station I got pissed off and quit, I now work at Canadian Tire in the Sports department, and it's strange, while I enjoy my job I seem to be depressed more lately.
Been playing Magic the Gathering again (actual cards not online), curious if anyone else on here plays, I'm always up for getting feedback on my deck builds/ideas.
I've been playing games and watching movies mostly, maybe when I get the time I'll get back to writing recommendations again, so yeah, how is everyone?
|Dec 1 2012 Anchor|
It's good to see you back melcator. ^^
I've been reasonably well, not too much new going on.
As for magic, I've played in the past.
As you said, the group has been pretty quiet for a while.
What all happened that made you quit your job?
|Dec 1 2012 Anchor|
I was about ready to either deck my boss or deck a customer, so I left my 2-weeks notice, I freaked out at a customer who irritated me when it was something minor, can't even remember what, so too much stress I guess. The customer didn't even call in and complain so I got away with a good reference and he told me he'd hire me back.
I'd love to say that I love my current job, but that's just what I tell myself, I'm content with my current job, so really, I don't know why I lie to myself. I get along great with the management team, everyone in my department and I have no problems with anyone in any other department so far. I get stuck with all the heavy work, but I'm the only guy in the department and while I may not be in good shape, I'm not a small person and I can take the heavy work, and I don't mind it because I'm losing weight.
Life just feels like it's going nowhere, I keep trying to hang out with friends but I don't have many and half of them are hermits so I end up visiting my parents a lot, which turns out to be my mom more than my dad because he gets home right when I'm going to bed. I mostly just see the D&D group and we're playing magic now too. I've been single for 4 years, that's probably part of whats been bothering me and I really have zero social skills to make new firends let alone get a date with someone who isn't an idiot. So I guess what's really bothering me isn't the fact that something happened, it's the fact that nothing is happening, but I need to work harder at changing that myself, I'm the one who decided to stay inside playing video games and watching movies all the time.
On a brighter note, putting up content here makes me feel a bit better, being active at something, and that's usually the first step in me getting off my lazy ass. I'll probably be writing a lot more reviews, I want to write one for Skyrim seeing as I've put over 200 hours into one save file, but I don't think I could make it short enough.
For Magic, I used to play semi-competetively at Friday Night Magic, but trying to keep current decks that are competetive requires a minimum of 50 bucks every time a block cycles out, and that's for one that's iffy as to how good it will do. I only play casually with friends. The one guy I play with quite often doesn't buy singles and doesn't spend a whole lot on cards so his decks have good concepts but they aren't super great decks, so I can build a 20-30 dollar deck based around an interesting concept like a Defender/Mill deck, or a decent Islandwalk deck and it still be competetive. The downside is I have more ideas than I do money lol.
I've been kinda interested in Guild Wars 2. I used to play RIFT and WoW, but I shift in and out of MMOs quite a bit, one time I bought a month of wow and played for only 3 days, so the concept of pay once really intrigues me. Next time I feel like playing an MMO I might pick it up rather than having to buy the newest WoW expansion .
I'll admit, I don't go to the steam group as often as I should, but I really don't like Steam groups for some reason, I much prefer Desura.
|Dec 2 2012 Anchor|
Job-wise it sounds like you're in a somewhat better place at least, even if it's not entirely satisfying.
I can relate to a lot of what you're saying.
This in particular I understand rather well.
I also have a limited pool of friends and less than optimal social skills (having a low tolerance for stupidity doesn't help).
I look forward to seeing more of your reviews.
Magic is something I played quite a bit when I was younger, there used to be a Wizards of the Coast store within reasonable driving distance from me.
As for GW2, it's a fun game with a relaxed pace and an interesting story and world.
There are only 2 classes I know of that can't switch weapons in combat, engineer and elementalist but theres a reason for it.
It's a pretty neat and enjoyable game all around, if you want to pick it up i recommend waiting for a sale that brings it down to $40-45 or less.
The steam group is a good resource as it lists all the active bundles on the front page.
Desura is a great example of digital distribution done right, no drm, easy download of the games and extra content outside of the client for backup purposes, plus stability, low resource requirements and no overbearing terms of service.
|Dec 3 2012 Anchor|
Hi Melcator and Eternal Grump,
I'm happy to see posts that aren't 2-3 weeks old. That's mostly what was on recently on the Bundeals' forum.
Personnaly, I like to read Melcator about is life, I feel that he's honest and true. I mean we can easily puts his feeling about is life in words and on our screens. Without too much inhibitions. That kind of persons make me grow personally. I don't know you much but I would appreciate knowing you more.
That's a bit difficult for me to post a lot because I speak french (i'm a french canadian from the province Québec . Much like Georges St-Pierre and Céline Dion. LOL
I play a bit less than before since I have recently move. If you see me on Steam often it's because my 4 year old son plays to it while I'm at work. But also my 3 year old twin girls are also able to play on Steam. I have some games just for them, It's not for nothing that I am the number one player of Hot dish on Raptr!
I also have a 8 month old boy. My life goes well on that part. My dynasty is achieved.... It's not for nothing that the godfather is my favorite avatar. I'm a fan of that trilogy: the only thing I must share with the mafia thing is the importance of the family but it's not going in the same direction... I'm now at the step of thinking of vasectomy...
Personnal Notes on Gaming with my kids.
Finally, I still have my red globin deck in the forth/fifth edition of Magic. Those cards are in it's original pop-tarts boxes since 1996. I do still know people who restarted to play the real game. I have play on Steam but it's not exactly the same addiction. You don't have the same liberty in the selection of your cards.
That's it for now. See ya.
|Dec 3 2012 Anchor|
It's good to hear from you again Gard, it;'s been a while.
I can relate to this, at least as far as indie gala goes.
That seems rather harsh.
Most everything after the raptr link made me laugh, it sounds like you have a lot of fun with your kids
Since it sounds like you have an Xbox 360, an alternative option might be the more recent incarnations if the Raiden series, "Raiden IV" and "Raiden Fighters Aces".
Yeah, I agree, it's not the same but it's still fun and a lot less expensive.
It would be nice though if they took a page out of konami's Yu-Gi-Oh book and offered not only a deck builder but also an in-game shop where you can buy boosters to customize the standard decks you earn throughout the campaign.
I'm glad to see the forum is getting some life back to it after the period of mostly dead time.
|Dec 5 2012 Anchor|
I honestly think we are all guilty of this, even though I hardly signed on Desura for a while there, when I did I would come straight to the forums, see that it was dead, and not take the time to post anything myself. Which is a shame really, becasuse we have a good group of people here. And hey, we've sure come a long way from when it was just four of us trying to keep Bundle Tracker's group up to date.
I got into Darksiders 2 last night, while it was obviously designed for the console, like the first one it controls very well on the PC, the changes they made I feel made the game better, instead of a few limited weapons you now have a full RPG-like inventory system, and gold to spend on items and moves instead of souls. I would have prefered if they kept the souls personally, but sometimes changes like that make the game available to a broader audience.
I do agree with the fact most indie bundles haven't been looking that great, take the winter bundle for example, "Suggested Price: $15+" is one of the lowest suggested prices I've seen, usually there's at least one big name to draw people in, this one doesn't seem to have it. They're either junk or games I already own :\ The Humble THQ Bundle was great, but I owned most of it already.
And as far as your English goes Gardakan, I haven't had a problem understanding you, and even if I did, I only know one language, I have no right to mock or insult somebody who knows two languages, nor would I unless it was a joke and the other person knew where it was coming from =P My main problem on the internet is those people that feel the need to abbreviate every second word. Maybe most of those people just don't know how to type properly, and I'm being too harsh on them, but it drives me bonkers. Besides, my Grandma is a French Canadian, lived in BC for well over 20 years and she never fully got the English language down, so I'm used to a word or sentence being weird here or there =P
I tried an older version of Duels of the Planeswalkers on the 360 and I have to agree, while it is fun, it's not the same. Magic Online seems like it's not too bad, but I had a problem with it and haven't went back to it. There are special gold bordered cards and regular cards and apparently you can't mix them in a deck. If anyone wants to take a look through my current magic decks and my ideas most of them can be found here. A lot of them are still in the idea stage and some will probably never get built. Mtgvault.com
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