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by Sargent Duck
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Create your own nightmare cat creatures!
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: Create your own nightmare cat creatures!

Ok, NOW your creatures are turning into nightmares. You have sir, indeed generated some freaky looking stuff there.

Congrats.
by Sargent Duck
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Create your own nightmare cat creatures!
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: Create your own nightmare cat creatures!

Awww, they look so cuddly in their own messed up way! Does it purr?
by Sargent Duck
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

Having beat the main story and having 1 Atlas II and 3 King Crabs, I'm now hunting around for those "+++" weapons. I've got a good chunk outfitted on my Mech's already, but I won't be satisfied till ALL my weapons are +++. Then world domination shall truly be within my grasp! Mwhahahahahah...
by Sargent Duck
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Replies: 19
Views: 989

Re: Microsoft acquires GitHub

A former co-worker of mine just took a job at GitHub a couple of months ago. His reaction to the acquisition: "at least it isn't Oracle". (Which is probably similar to the reaction he had when his previous employer was acquired by IBM...) My company was acquired by IBM as well. I hated my...
by Sargent Duck
Sat May 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Here's the full list of Steam achievements:
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/pc/205058 ... hievements


Won a skirmish match with three Commandos vs an AI Atlas (Secret)

This seems like a bit of a challenge...
by Sargent Duck
Sat May 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

By the time the game ended, I had a lance of 4 King Crabs, each loaded with 4 medium lasers, 4 SRM-6s, maximum armor, maximum jump jets, and enough heat sinks to be able to jump around and fire all the weapons at once. Oh yeah, and enough morale and called shot mastery to be able to do targeted sho...
by Sargent Duck
Thu May 24, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

I'm at the last mission in the story mode and have $32,000,000 C-bills. I guess I have enough to get the 2nd Mech Bay in the Argo... I've completed Liberation: Tyrlon and Coromodir is on my contract list. I have only 5 million C-bills, but my Argo has every single upgrade possible except Med Bay 3 ...
by Sargent Duck
Thu May 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

Anybody else have a bug where the mechs all turn a solid pink-purple? That's happened twice on desert maps. Yep, I've had it happen a few times now (as recent as yesterday). I just play through the mission, everything is back to normal once you get to the ending screen, it has no bearing on the act...
by Sargent Duck
Mon May 21, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

I'm at the last mission in the story mode and have $32,000,000 C-bills.

I guess I have enough to get the 2nd Mech Bay in the Argo...
by Sargent Duck
Mon May 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

I have one LRM mech (currently a Thunderbolt with LRM-15 and LRM-20). I heard there is a King Crab in the game where you can mount up to 4 LRM-20's. That could be one-shotting heavies or even assaults perhaps, with Precision Strike. I had an Orion that I managed to outfit with 2 LRM-20's and 1 LRM-...
by Sargent Duck
Wed May 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

It keeps it interesting, though. Scoring headshots on those surprise heavy/assault mechs is worth it! Headshots are nice but I play the more conservative route and just go straight for the legs. With my Orion heavy Mechs I can take out a heavy mech leg in shot. Assault take 2 shots, so I call one l...
by Sargent Duck
Wed May 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

I'm gonna have to enroll in your school of financial management. I keep running right up on "almost out of cash" and then finish a story mission to survive a few more months. I might be upgrading the Argos too fast. . Yes, be stingy with the Argos upgrade. I look closely at the monthly co...
by Sargent Duck
Mon May 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

Previously, I thought improving 'Mechs and pilots would make the game easier. I was rudely disabused of that notion this weekend. Some missions are still easy but some I find myself replaying 3 times. And the random missiles to the head injuring pilots is really annoying. I have one pilot who's my ...
by Sargent Duck
Thu May 03, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

Although it's a PITA when you strip a mech and put all new stuff only to see it'll be out for 60 days! SORRY? Is he manually dragging a 8T PPC up the scaffolding himself? But yes, the time management is very important. I thought this at first but after a while I noticed (don't know if you've alread...
by Sargent Duck
Thu May 03, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

You can mod mechs to an extent but only armour, weaps and equipment. You can't change engines MWO style. So a twin PPC "godfist" Panther running 115kph is out of the question, you can have the PPC's but it's still gonna be slow as hell. I did something similar in MW4. 35 Cougar with 2 ER ...
by Sargent Duck
Thu May 03, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

I wish there was the MadCat, TImberWolf, Loki and Vulture in here, I loved those. They're all Clan mechs, from a different time period in Battletech lore. They wouldn't fit with the story (and I hate them, Inner Sphere til I die 8) ). I'm totally addicted to this game at the moment too. Love that t...
by Sargent Duck
Thu May 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

derFunkenstein wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Ohhhhhhhh...whoops.

So I replayed it and now I get it. All the hexes where you'll get squashed have red outlines. I'm such a dolt. :lol:


I stumbled upon this fortunately BEFORE such a thing happened. I thought the red outlines were mines or something. Ohhh... Yeah, let's not go there.
by Sargent Duck
Wed May 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

The game certainly is challenging and I love it for it. First starting was probably the most challenging as you have no money and I really had to pare down my expenses. I maxed out the cash on the mission negotiation at the start till I got to a good cash balance. I raged on one mission early in my ...
by Sargent Duck
Wed May 02, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10284

Re: Battletech game coming out

I've really been enjoying it. Never played the table top game but LOVED MW3, 4 and MC1 & 2. There are little issues to the game, like long loading times, but I can live with that. I echo the sentiment as well, I wish there was the MadCat, TImberWolf, Loki and Vulture in here, I loved those. A ve...
by Sargent Duck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cat 6 Cable Suppliers
Replies: 3
Views: 3805

Re: Cat 6 Cable Suppliers

Waco wrote:
Monoprice!


Even for people in Canada, this x1000.
by Sargent Duck
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Buying a console
Replies: 30
Views: 3111

Re: Buying a console

I don't plan on playing much on PC since I'll be moving to a laptop. I bought myself a gaming laptop and ditched my PC tower gaming machine. I love the gaming laptop. I had to shop around as I wanted a good battery as well but eventually found a Dell 7000 with a Geforece 1050 TI and a 76Kwh. I love...
by Sargent Duck
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....
Replies: 33
Views: 3506

Re: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....

kvndoom wrote:
Half Life 3 confirmed.

FINALLY.


If that's what it takes, I BELIEVE!
by Sargent Duck
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop
Replies: 30
Views: 4370

Re: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop

DancinJack wrote:
anotherengineer wrote:
wow not one mention for Eurocom?!?!

http://www.eurocom.com/ec/main()ec


God knows why they put two parens like that in their URL.

http://www.eurocom.com/ec/main()ec


Because they're European? Lol, best I could come up with.
by Sargent Duck
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop
Replies: 30
Views: 4370

Re: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop

Room for 3 or 4 internal drives AND a 1080?

The size of that laptop would be...well, very large and no longer count as a laptop. All "gaming" laptops I've seen have a M2 drive and a standard 2.5 bay
by Sargent Duck
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 30
Views: 5433

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

I am saddened. When I first started getting into computers NCIX was my go-to store for everything when I was on the East coast. But then I moved to Ontario and I am surrounded by Canada Computer retail stores so I'll just hop over there. Whenever I go to NCIX webpage now though I find the search to ...
by Sargent Duck
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 69
Views: 8528

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

Anyway, regarding Windows Mobile - I'm still holding out with my refurb Lumia Icon (the app gap has never affected me). I seriously have no idea how long I will keep this phone or what on earth I will replace it with. From my perspective, Android is a scary mess and Apple just annoys the crap out o...
by Sargent Duck
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 69
Views: 8528

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

I own a Nokia 930 and love it. I love the Windows 10 tiles.

I use an iphone quite regularly for my work on-call and I find the interface lacking compared to Win10. It will be a very sad day when my 930 ends.
by Sargent Duck
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 14183

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

LG C700 (Windows 7)
Nokia Lumina 930 (Windows 10).

Yes, I've only owned 2 smart phones since they came out 10 years ago. lol
by Sargent Duck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Panic -- I mean Coffee -- Lake Review Roundup
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Re: Panic -- I mean Coffee -- Lake Review Roundup

Da*n right Tech Report better be on it.
by Sargent Duck
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC/file server
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: HTPC/file server

The Intel gpu will be fine streaming HD content, but it may struggle with 4K content