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by Hawkwing74
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: You can buy ANYTHING with a subscription now...
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: You can buy ANYTHING with a subscription now...

Acidicheartburn wrote:
Everyone want's their slice of the monthly subscription pie. I hate it terribly, and it's only getting worse.

This. I resist all subscriptions as long as I can. Some are less avoidable. For example, my wife and kids won't let me cancel cable TV yet.
by Hawkwing74
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

I like it but once I had my assault mech lance and maxed out skills team, I feel untouchable. And now the game is kinda boring. I would be interested in further DLC in the future though.
by Hawkwing74
Thu May 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

I'm 3 missions from the end of the campaign so now I'm just mopping up contracts and getting as many configs optimized as best I can. I'm having a lot of fun with a BattleMaster with 7 (or 8?) medium lasers and 7 small lasers. The alpha strikes are hilarious. Interesting...I didn't use small lasers...
by Hawkwing74
Mon May 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LotR TV show on Amazon
Replies: 9
Views: 2137

Re: LotR TV show on Amazon

It is strongly rumored that the new series will focus on Aragorn prior to Lord of the Rings.

The content seems even sparser than The Hobbit.

I am not expecting great things from this.
by Hawkwing74
Mon May 21, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

This time I hit a bug and I'm pretty sure it's a bug. Painful...that would frustrate me to no end. I'm taking a break from this game because I don't want to finish the content. I was looking on Stellaris for any mod of a Battletech style map but no one made one. Then I was googling around to try to...
by Hawkwing74
Wed May 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

I looked up how many story missions are left for me and there are maybe 3 remaining. Now I'm wanting more content! I enjoyed the game and am glad I purchased but I blew through it too fast. There's little left for me to do in regular missions. I could farm a King Crab for a LRM boat or something. It...
by Hawkwing74
Mon May 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Margot Kidder
Replies: 2
Views: 526

RIP Margot Kidder

I enjoyed her work in the original Superman movies. She was a beautiful actress. The movies are fond memories from childhood but pretty unwatchable now.

It doesn't say what the cause of death was, but I wonder if she was a smoker. She also had a major nervous breakdown in 1996.
by Hawkwing74
Mon May 14, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

I am enjoying using the Highlander 'Mech. It seems like the mission where you get this 'Mech, there was a bug. The story mission made me play through 2 fights and I could not save in the middle. It made for a late Saturday night. I have one LRM mech (currently a Thunderbolt with LRM-15 and LRM-20). ...
by Hawkwing74
Mon May 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 10283

Re: MCU

#5 movie all time worldwide (not adjusted for inflation).

It is very rare that I ever want to see a movie twice in the theater but I may have to make an exception here. I am still amazed that they made it work with that many characters.
by Hawkwing74
Fri May 11, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

I had a dropship fall on my 75 ton Black Knight... Had to redo an entire mission. *sigh* I don't think I was even on the red marks but maybe I was on the edge. It's fun to acquire the new and bigger 'Mechs. I'm wondering if 4 Assault is the "best" lance or they would just be too slow. Some...
by Hawkwing74
Tue May 08, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

Is there a setting for difficulty level that I have ignored? No. They are thinking of adding it based on feedback. Some people want it easier and some harder. Some want Ironman mode. I ask because other than having to go back to restart from an earlier load to avoid bankruptcy and rethink my financ...
by Hawkwing74
Tue May 08, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

I agree, I was trying to do a similar strategy on my 2nd attempt. But my LRM boat was too slow. I have since tweaked with some jump jets so I will try again at some point. I tried again last night. Was pretty knuckle-clenching but was able to pull it off. I lost a 'Mech but not any valuable compone...
by Hawkwing74
Mon May 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

Lifting the spoiler tag as it doesn't give the story away. I had 3 Mech's heavily armored with short range and 1 dedicated long range mech. Take out the turrets closest to the body of the water and keep your 3 mechs around the lake to engage the enemy mechs. Move your LR mech so that it can see the...
by Hawkwing74
Mon May 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

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 b...
by Hawkwing74
Thu May 03, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 732
Views: 101125

Re: What are you playing right now?

Time to uninstall Hearthstone again. I hate the shudderwock deck with the fury of ten thousand suns. Unless you are rush, you lose.There is really no counter that control decks can use against it. They break all their own rules with this deck. Most frustrating is when the player timer has been excee...
by Hawkwing74
Wed May 02, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

I’m finding the game to be somewhat challenging. Sending my lance of three medium mechs and one light one against double the number of medium+heavies ends up with too many mechs and pilots out of commission for the next mission. Agree. I'm not the person who needs to win on uber difficulty. I think...
by Hawkwing74
Wed May 02, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

I like the Battlemaster. So far, I only have parts for heavy 'Mechs. Haven't tangled with any Assault 'Mechs yet *shudder*.

I like the weapons concept where some are slightly better than others. But then I go back to my veteran save scummer habits when I lose that PPC++ from one of my 'Mechs. :lol:
by Hawkwing74
Wed May 02, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

I'm enjoying it so far. I found it difficult at first, and had to replay a mission 1 or 2 times in each case to get a feel for it. It seems like once you get some gear it gets easier. I think some of the mechs they "stole" from Robotech, which were some of my favorites, are no longer prese...
by Hawkwing74
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 10283

Re: MCU

I thoroughly enjoyed it. They are going to make a lot of money. I loved loved loved Thanos as the villain. It's amazing what they can do with motion capture. I found it all quite believable within its framework. I did not read the original comics but remember when they came out. I was more into ...
by Hawkwing74
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 732
Views: 101125

Re: What are you playing right now?

I did the initial campaign in Battletech. Not sure if I can get my wife to play coop. We would need to upgrade her laptop.

Looks fun so far.
by Hawkwing74
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 732
Views: 101125

Re: What are you playing right now?

Playing Disgaea and unlocked Priere. I don't think I got her back in the day.

Will be trying out Battletech tonight.

Still playing Hearthstone for some masochistic reason.
by Hawkwing74
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 3789

Re: Sports heroes

Michael Jordan - the Bulls glory years was an unforgettable experience. To a lesser degree, from those years, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman. I remember seeing Rodman guarding Shaquille O'Neal in '96, was amazing.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Re: Battletech game coming out

Unless the reviews are overwhelmingly bad, I will likely get it when it comes out or soon thereafter.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 2699

Re: Midwest blizzard

Wow, Anovoca. I was looking at an IT job in Merrill, Wisconsin a while back. Then I saw it was even farther north than Green Bay.

I don't think I can take those winters.
by Hawkwing74
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 2699

Re: Midwest blizzard

Had an inch or so on my car. Driving into work took almost double the time due to certain roads low on salt.
by Hawkwing74
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10306

Battletech game coming out

It was a kickstarter which I wasn't aware of and didn't back. Does look interesting to me so I put it in my Steam wishlist. I just never have enough time to finish all the games. Some people are concerned about the usual "unfinished game released now to be patched later." I played Battlete...
by Hawkwing74
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31118

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

How is posting stats a strawman? Take an ad hominem - you're a fanboy.
by Hawkwing74
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31118

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

The Last Jedi is #2 among Star Wars films at the box office, and is selling well in home media, yet "fans" are convinced that Disney has killed the franchise. Never heard of inflation eh? Also argument from popularity fallacy. Yes, Disney will make money. Not my money though. http://www.b...
by Hawkwing74
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31118

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Who is really interested in an in depth analysis can take a look at Mauler's "Critique of Star Wars: The Last Jedi" videos, he goes scene by scene and points out most of the flaws in that stinking pile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw7pcCj0ORk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gRC4L6lNo...
by Hawkwing74
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone else playing Dead Maze?
Replies: 32
Views: 2811

Re: Anyone else playing Dead Maze?

Maybe the criteria should be "pay to enjoy"? If you find a game enjoyable without paying for the premium items/content, then to you it is a good "free" game? If I google "toxic freemium" or "freemium addiction" and read enough posts, it seems dangerous to pla...