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#21331 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 04 November 2018 - 03:26 AM

Visiting some friends this weekend who are in the Fallout 76 Beta, and I noticed something about the scheduled times for tomorrow (the 4th) on the beta's start screen.  It said it starts at 2pm EDT / 6pm UTC.  However, most of the US switches to EST in a few hours.  6pm UTC will be 1pm Eastern tomorrow afternoon, so it might become available earlier than expected.  The Bethesda Twitter just mentions "Eastern" without specific reference to Daylight or Standard, but it could be earlier if they're using UTC behind the scenes.  It became available about a half hour early today, but could possibly be 60-90 minutes early tomorrow.

One would hope they have people smart enough to have posted the Standard time for that day instead of Daylight. But sadly it's probably the same idiot that sent the email yesterday about friend codes. They posted EDT and PDT for today's beta, and they were off by an hour. SMH.



#21332 rlm2112   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   882 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 03:41 AM

If you still have one I wouldn’t mind checking it out tomorrow.


You got it! Last one 😊

#21333 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   5657 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 04:18 AM

Any regulars need a Fallout 76 beta code?

#21334 Razzel   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   580 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 04:38 AM

Any regulars need a Fallout 76 beta code?


I’ll take one if you still have it.

#21335 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2102 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

squishface

Posted 04 November 2018 - 04:40 AM

Any regulars need a Fallout 76 beta code?


If you have an extra, I'd gladly take it :)

#21336 MattZack   Virtue for the virtuous, signaling for others. CAGiversary!   1292 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 04:50 AM

Go back to the 360 days when it wasn't normal.

 

So, let me get this straight, you think it is normal to be a racist?

 

I will try to understand your "logic".  Neoz points out an actual fact (I am including sources in case you disagree):

 

https://www.gamespot...-live-27293963/

https://www.avforums...mertags.433120/

https://www.avsforum...-xbox-live.html

https://plugger.drph...=4201&null=null

 

He does this to indicate that racism has always been around and is not linked to our current president.  Then, you, indicate that it is now normal to be racist while also implying that it was not always normal to be racist, right?  Also, you tell him to go back in time which as far as I know is not possible.  However, you do so as kind of a way to spite him, but you then tell him to go back to what you think is a better time due to racism not being normal?  But, how does this spite him?  Needless to say, I am confused by your post.

 

How about this, maybe you are right and it is normal to be racist (I disagree).  Maybe, racists have been around and it doesn't matter if your president is Obama or Trump or Lincoln or Wilson.

 

Or, maybe, you are just posting tripe.



#21337 Uhwhatusay  

Uhwhatusay

Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:21 AM

Any regulars need a Fallout 76 beta code?

 

ill take one if u still have any



#21338 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   722 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:40 AM

More fun in Horizon 4.... just clocked a Peel P50 at 171 mph on the freeway speed trap.

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#21339 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 04 November 2018 - 02:44 PM

So... milkshakes?

#21340 Jess Stryker   Mama Said To Knock You Out CAGiversary!   4421 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Jess Stryker

Posted 04 November 2018 - 03:31 PM

So... milkshakes?


Only if we can bring boys to the yard.

#21341 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   411 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 04 November 2018 - 03:42 PM

Anyone played No Man’s Sky? I see it’s on sale at Best Buy this week. Not going to buy it physically since I game share with my fiancé, but if it happened to drop to $30 digitally this week I might consider it (make it happen, Bloomy!). Just curious if anyone has experience with it and could recommend and/or dissuade a purchase. Thanks, all!

#21342 Docsamson   Old School CAGiversary!   457 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 04:17 PM

So, let me get this straight, you think it is normal to be a racist?
 
I will try to understand your "logic".  Neoz points out an actual fact (I am including sources in case you disagree):
 
https://www.gamespot...-live-27293963/
https://www.avforums...mertags.433120/
https://www.avsforum...-xbox-live.html
https://plugger.drph...=4201&null=null
 
He does this to indicate that racism has always been around and is not linked to our current president.  Then, you, indicate that it is now normal to be racist while also implying that it was not always normal to be racist, right?  Also, you tell him to go back in time which as far as I know is not possible.  However, you do so as kind of a way to spite him, but you then tell him to go back to what you think is a better time due to racism not being normal?  But, how does this spite him?  Needless to say, I am confused by your post.
 
How about this, maybe you are right and it is normal to be racist (I disagree).  Maybe, racists have been around and it doesn't matter if your president is Obama or Trump or Lincoln or Wilson.
 
Or, maybe, you are just posting tripe.


To be fair, I’m not sure I understand your post either, but maybe the point was that a lot of people think the current president has normalized racism with his rhetoric. People seem to be feel more brazen with their racist views, in part, because the president has racist views.

#21343 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8810 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:02 PM

It’s depressing looking at Best Buy now having lost GCU a week ago. 😪

I know just being another whiner.

#21344 krishna_malladi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   3969 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

krishna_malladi

Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:08 PM

It’s depressing looking at Best Buy now having lost GCU a week ago.

I know just being another whiner.

The GCU doesn't apply to BF deals so I suppose everyone gets the same price no matter the membership.

I'm in the same boat otherwise, they banned my account and stole my certs - somehow feeling that I abused the GCU terms even though I didn't; it was a good excuse. I had about $500 worth of certs saving up to BF. So dont feel bad about your loss. :)

#21345 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8810 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:37 PM

The GCU doesn't apply to BF deals so I suppose everyone gets the same price no matter the membership.

I'm in the same boat otherwise, they banned my account and stole my certs - somehow feeling that I abused the GCU terms even though I didn't; it was a good excuse. I had about $500 worth of certs saving up to BF. So dont feel bad about your loss. :)


Wow $500 worth of certs gone?!? That really sucks.

#21346 The Linguist   .5 man + .5 bear + .5 pig CAGiversary!   408 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

The Linguist

Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:39 PM

Joined Game Pass (for 3 months at least) and decided to start with Halo MCC. I thought I'd just check out the first level of CE to see how the updated graphics look, but now I'm 6 levels in. Anyway, once again I'm struck by how much variety they packed into the game for the time and by how bad the Forerunners were at architecture.



#21347 krishna_malladi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   3969 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

krishna_malladi

Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:17 PM

Wow $500 worth of certs gone?!? That really sucks.

Yeah my mistake - gave them lot of my business, preordered everything and hoarded certs for BF. Kinda what I do every year, which is how I have been elite plus for 3 years until they canned my a/c. Haven't bought anything a best buy since. Fuck those guys I'll give (have been giving) my money to GS and I hate GS.

#21348 Sielanas  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:58 PM

Behaving myself and adding two more to my ignore list. People are emboldened these days to be hateful because they have no fear of consequence or reproach. Get right the Fuck out with that.

 

I keep wanting to put more time in SC6 but all I do it putz around in the same games. Blizzcon got me to pop in D3 last night, still fun.



#21349 bsc11  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:21 PM

Yeah my mistake - gave them lot of my business, preordered everything and hoarded certs for BF. Kinda what I do every year, which is how I have been elite plus for 3 years until they canned my a/c. Haven't bought anything a best buy since. Fuck those guys I'll give (have been giving) my money to GS and I hate GS.


I hope you fought that some. Man I’d be beyond pissed.

#21350 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3565 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:28 PM

Anyone played No Man’s Sky? I see it’s on sale at Best Buy this week. Not going to buy it physically since I game share with my fiancé, but if it happened to drop to $30 digitally this week I might consider it (make it happen, Bloomy!). Just curious if anyone has experience with it and could recommend and/or dissuade a purchase. Thanks, all!

I'd say try and Redbox it or something before buying. I tried it twice, after the Atlas and NEXT updates, and it just wasn't for me.  I thought the third-person view would make the gameplay better but it's just not well implemented. Ground combat is terrible and pretty common, space stuff is better. A lot of the game is exploring and harvesting, but harvesting is kind of boring because you do literally everything with the same laser and basically disintegrate everything. Exploring can be fun but it depends on the luck of the algorithm if the planet is interesting. From what I've seen of the game I think building bases is probably the most interesting personally.

 

Overall I wouldn't recommend it personally, but I think it will vary person to person pretty wildly.



#21351 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   419 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:47 PM

Anyone played No Man’s Sky? I see it’s on sale at Best Buy this week. Not going to buy it physically since I game share with my fiancé, but if it happened to drop to $30 digitally this week I might consider it (make it happen, Bloomy!). Just curious if anyone has experience with it and could recommend and/or dissuade a purchase. Thanks, all!

horrible game dont buy it save your money



#21352 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3486 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:06 PM

I think it's just part of the whole Politics and Religion are the two topics no one wants your opinion on unless it's a forum designed for those topics.

I finally figured out how to make my Overwatch team better. When I'm on offense now I hurry and select Widowmaker and stay on her all the way til the door is almost going to open. Then I switch to the healer or tank that the team is lacking and it helps a lot. To many games on offense I end up with a Widowmaker and Hanzo on my team sitting back not pushing the objective and it's not helpful unless they are really good to the point where they can at least kill two enemies before dying to uneven the push, but most players can't.

Also this:


#21353 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   722 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:24 PM

Joined Game Pass (for 3 months at least) and decided to start with Halo MCC. I thought I'd just check out the first level of CE to see how the updated graphics look, but now I'm 6 levels in. Anyway, once again I'm struck by how much variety they packed into the game for the time and by how bad the Forerunners were at architecture.

I can’t find the link right now, but that reminded of a Penny Arcade comic where they wondered if the Forerunners intentionally made everything look the same so intruders would go around in circles and eventually get lost and die.

#21354 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:37 PM

I think it's just part of the whole Politics and Religion are the two topics no one wants your opinion on unless it's a forum designed for those topics.

I agree with this but I didn’t post anything about politics, I was making fun of the whole racism discussion which look is still there yet my posts keep getting deleted lmfao.

Too bad I won’t report it myself I just like pointing out hypocrisy *shrugs*

#21355 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   411 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:37 PM

horrible game dont buy it save your money

  

I'd say try and Redbox it or something before buying. I tried it twice, after the Atlas and NEXT updates, and it just wasn't for me.  I thought the third-person view would make the gameplay better but it's just not well implemented. Ground combat is terrible and pretty common, space stuff is better. A lot of the game is exploring and harvesting, but harvesting is kind of boring because you do literally everything with the same laser and basically disintegrate everything. Exploring can be fun but it depends on the luck of the algorithm if the planet is interesting. From what I've seen of the game I think building bases is probably the most interesting personally.
 
Overall I wouldn't recommend it personally, but I think it will vary person to person pretty wildly.


Thanks for the feedback folks. Guess I’ll pass at this point. Maybe it’ll be a GWG sometime next year after the initial lustre (if it had any to begin with) of the XB launch it had in the first place.

#21356 FlawlessImage  

FlawlessImage

Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:47 PM

Anyway back on topic

How is Nathan Peterman an nfl qb but Kaep isn’t

#madden19

#21357 wampler13   That's just ,like, your opinion, man! CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:06 PM

What old-school arcade games are still missing from backward compatibility? I'd love to see Time Pilot show up.



#21358 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:16 PM

I think it's just part of the whole Politics and Religion are the two topics no one wants your opinion on unless it's a forum designed for those topics.

I finally figured out how to make my Overwatch team better. When I'm on offense now I hurry and select Widowmaker and stay on her all the way til the door is almost going to open. Then I switch to the healer or tank that the team is lacking and it helps a lot. To many games on offense I end up with a Widowmaker and Hanzo on my team sitting back not pushing the objective and it's not helpful unless they are really good to the point where they can at least kill two enemies before dying to uneven the push, but most players can't.

For bonus points, try to get a pick with widow before you switch. Don't waste more than 10 seconds, but if you can pick Mercy in that time you'll have an easier push.

#21359 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3486 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:05 PM

For bonus points, try to get a pick with widow before you switch. Don't waste more than 10 seconds, but if you can pick Mercy in that time you'll have an easier push.


That's a good idea! I also only do this in Ranked play, if it's Quick Play I don't really care because I feel like Quick Play is the place where you can test whatever hero you want and not care about team. Ranked you should care about the team though.

#21360 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:17 PM

That's a good idea! I also only do this in Ranked play, if it's Quick Play I don't really care because I feel like Quick Play is the place where you can test whatever hero you want and not care about team. Ranked you should care about the team though.

Of course, that strategy is full of holes. If you can hit headshots that quickly, why not just keep it up? Maybe by picking Widow at the start, you're triggering some to throw and that could happen again by switching early. It's also that much ultimate charge wasted. I just remember seeing people try that when OW was new, and then whine in voice chat that they want to play mercy now so I should switch to a support I suck at.