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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 0:00 
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Thanks guys, bit of a mismash meal as I couldn't get everything I wanted, but making do. Watched Hobbs and Shaw earlier and probably another film later.

As an extra bonus I guess, my Son is back from uni on Monday, unsure what will happen about his job in a pub (hopefully today's announcement will apply to him)

I hope you manage to get some reassurance on that and also get to play some X-Wing with him!

He has discovered that he is going to get paid through out, and his job is ready when the pubs reopen. As for x-wing. Different son. Hopefully this lock down should allow plenty of time for board games though. Small mercies...

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Huh. I just got a CAPTCHA challenge when logging into the Epic launcher that had me spin a picture round with some arrow buttons until it was the correct way up. First time I've seen one of that form, and it's a lot less aggravating than the usual 'click on every picture with a traffic light which you'll then inexplicably fail and we'll force you to do the same thing umpteen fucking times with other objects' type of thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Huh. I just got a CAPTCHA challenge when logging into the Epic launcher that had me spin a picture round with some arrow buttons until it was the correct way up. First time I've seen one of that form, and it's a lot less aggravating than the usual 'click on every picture with a traffic light which you'll then inexplicably fail and we'll force you to do the same thing umpteen fucking times with other objects' type of thing.


It's the bloody websites that make you do it, after your phone has used Face ID to submit your password to that site, that really get on my tits.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Huh. I just got a CAPTCHA challenge when logging into the Epic launcher that had me spin a picture round with some arrow buttons until it was the correct way up. First time I've seen one of that form, and it's a lot less aggravating than the usual 'click on every picture with a traffic light which you'll then inexplicably fail and we'll force you to do the same thing umpteen fucking times with other objects' type of thing.


It's the bloody websites that make you do it, after your phone has used Face ID to submit your password to that site, that really get on my tits.


I mean, presumably the websites don't know or care how your password as submitted so not sure why you'd expect a different behaviour there?


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Huh. I just got a CAPTCHA challenge when logging into the Epic launcher that had me spin a picture round with some arrow buttons until it was the correct way up. First time I've seen one of that form, and it's a lot less aggravating than the usual 'click on every picture with a traffic light which you'll then inexplicably fail and we'll force you to do the same thing umpteen fucking times with other objects' type of thing.


It's the bloody websites that make you do it, after your phone has used Face ID to submit your password to that site, that really get on my tits.


I mean, presumably the websites don't know or care how your password as submitted so not sure why you'd expect a different behaviour there?

I understand that. Doesn’t make it any less irritating to me, though

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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@Satsuma Thoughts on the changes to Below?

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-25-bel ... ril-7.html

Like most people I fancied the atmosphere but wasn't interested in the difficulty/tedium. Given your knowledge of the game mechanics, how much difference will the Explore mode make?


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To start, you won't have to deal with the game's hunger and thirst mechanics. Explore mode also removes one-hit kills, and you'll always have a permanent checkpoint to return to should your character die.


It’s probably one of the most difficult (but fair) games I’ve ever played so with these elements gone I can imagine it would be far, far, far more accessible for your average player but without them I don’t know if it would have the same atmosphere. The dread and wonder of being a second away from instant death made the world come alive for me and complemented the aesthetic.

The survival mechanics were the real bastards though and required backtracking, farming and stuff I wouldn’t really put up with in any other game but worked in this. As you get deeper you wouldn’t find any food or next to none, but why would you when you’re in a desolate cave in the ground? Stuff like that. Presumably you won’t get sort of vibe from it.

Permanent checkpoints will remove some of the Dark Souls from it (and this mechanic where you can lay down one warp for your next run) but I’d expect most people hate the mechanic where you always start at the beginning of the game. Some of the shortcuts take ages to traverse (all the while your hunger and thirst meters are ticking down) but give it a sense of place. Running back to collect your gear after a death with your starting gear and food was always a challenge and so on.

Basically, all the stuff that made the game insanely difficult sounds like it’s been removed for that mode so it’s going to be infinitely easier than the standard mode which is the hardest thing ever devised. It might have a negative effect on the atmosphere is my take. As to how much, I’m trying to imagine Dark Souls with an easy mode. I wouldn’t like it but I bet loads would.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Cool, that sounds like what I was hoping for, I'll add it to The List. Ta dude!


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Only in so much as you then end up with dead mice in your kitchen. Or regurgitated all over the living room floor, more often than not.

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I’ve seen two mouses this year, both dead in my pond. My advice, get a pond. Mind you, I’ve got two frogs living in my pond so maybe they shanked them up good.


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Only in so much as you then end up with dead mice in your kitchen. Or regurgitated all over the living room floor, more often than not.


Mine tend to leave them alive. We did get one that had been stomped flat though.


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Dude! That's where I grew up, Upperthong! Lived there from eight years old to nineteen! :D

Great times as a teenager exploring Upperthong.

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Thankee!

Kind of sweet today, spent most of it on the phone and in video calls with mates. Six of them surprised me with a, "This is Your Life," style call. And then of course the Animal Crossing beexers popped round to my island. :hug:

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Dude! That's where I grew up, Upperthong! Lived there from eight years old to nineteen! :D

Great times as a teenager exploring Upperthong.


I see what you did there. ;)

I seem to get quite a lot of calls in and around Huddersfield, even though my home area is Manchester.

Makes a nice change to get into some rural areas instead of just the cities.

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I’ve just seen an ad for Cillit Bang with some woman in it.

She didn’t even use the catch phrase.

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