WRUP: Anyone could have caught fire edition

Last but not least, I want to close out this meeting by addressing the elephant in the room. Yes, I am your boss, and I am currently on fire. This is not negligence. I realize that this is having an impact on the team and our work environment, but I don’t want you all to let this impact your performance, and I definitely don’t want to hear about people going over my head to report this to corporate. Anyone could have caught fire in this situation. It happened to be me, and that’s a mark of leadership, not irresponsibility.

Yes, some people might say that no one else would have the office take part in Wear A Suit Of Matchsticks To Work day, and you might also point out that I was the one who decided that it would be a fun time for a corporate fire-starting lesson. But what’s done is done, and the important thing is to move on and – I must stress this again – not report me to corporate. Also, leave your plans in this week’s installment of What Are You Playing. Meeting adjourned. Please bring me some water.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Pokemon Go is happening for sure, but I’m hoping I won’t be seeing any raid invites for Saturday since I’m going to another console party. Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Overcooked, and maybe Splatoon 2 will be on the menu.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Guild Wars 2! I have enough guildies playing again that we’ve made a date – no easy feat across four timezones and four countries – to do some dungeons Sunday. Yes, dungeons! I’m so excited. It’s been a long time!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I’m actually a wee bit behind this week on my usual Final Fantasy XIV antics, so I’ll be using the weekend to catch up. Simple and straightforward.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’ll be equally splitting my gaming time between Secret World Legends’ Shadowy Forest, Lord of the Rings Online’s Mordor, and Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Harbor. I do have a notion of checking out a new MMO for the whim of it. Perhaps Stash?

Pierre, patron: Destiny 2, Destiny 2, and some more Destiny 2. I’m addicted to this game. It’s very similar to Destiny and you could think it’s Destiny 1.5, but it has improved on so many points. Moreover, the story is interesting, the main bad guy is charismatic, the NPCs are funny and their dialogs and punchlines are amusingly written. Of course, Cayde-6 (voiced by Nathan Fillion) is exceptional, but all the new NPCs are funny and nicely voiced too. The fights feel very punchy, like they did in Destiny. The missions during the solo campaign are slightly more challenging than in Destiny and it’s a good thing. Besides the main story missions, Bungie introduced what they call adventures, some secondary missions just for the loot. These adventures are also scenario-ized and quite well-written for secondary missions. But I’m sorry, I have to leave you here; I’m so addicted that I have to go back at once. Enjoy your gaming weekend, MOP readers. Cheers!

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Esoteric Coyote

Nothing! I work 42-46 hours a week while attending college full time, because I hate myself. And I bought a car… Adulting. I just wanted to say, I’m still alive.

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mysecretid

Always good to see “proof of life”. :-)

Cheers,

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Loopy

I hopped back into GW2 after an unsuccessful initial stint in the game when it launched. I’m finding that it appeals a LOT more to me now than it did then. Having a ton of fun going through the content, and after a friend gave me a brief tour of a crapton of zones, i can see that i won’t be lacking things to do.

Aside from that, OW is still on the table for quick gaming, alongside The Division for times when i’m feeling like doing some PVE shootin’ (at least until Division 2 drops).

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mysecretid

I bounced off both Guild Wars games pretty hard, but |I’m glad Guild Wars 2 is working for you. I know you’ve been looking for a worthwhile game for a while now. Very cool, Loopy. Enjoy!

Cheers,

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mysecretid

As I mentioned somewhere on Massively earlier in the week, I’m feeling pretty lucky right now when it comes to gaming. I’ve got a few games I really enjoy, all happening more-or-less at once.

I’ve got XCOM2: War Of The Chosen happening on PC; I’ve got Agents Of Mayhem on the PS4, which I find very entertaining, despite its quirks and flaws; I’ve finally broken up with Star Wars: The Old Republic (come talk to me when you care more about us having fun togther as a couple, than you do about my credit card) and instead, I’ve re-upped to World of Warcraft (of all things) because I had so much fun playing the game back in July.

And Destiny 2 on the PS4 is absolutely ruling my gaming world right now. Perfect? Nah. No game is perfect — but I’ve sunk hours and hours and hours into this game already, and I’m having so much fun.

Rather than rabbit on endlessly about Destiny 2 in this post (that may come later, be warned! Hahaha), I’ll just say the following:

If you play Destiny 2, be aware that the game opens up content both as you level up, and as you progress through the main “Red War” storyline.

So, if you’re playing the game, and you’re around level 10, and you’re thinking, “Hunh. I like this, but I thought there would be more”, well, there IS more.

Hit the current level cap of 20, and finish the main storyline. After the credits, and the ominous but expected after-credits clip (no spoilers), you will be returned to the game, only to find that the setting has expanded yet again, and there will be still more for you to do.

My vote for “Best MMORPG That’s Pretending It’s Not An MMORPG” in this year’s Massively Awards poll. :-)

Hope to see all of you that want to be there in game eventually.

Take care of yourselves, folks. You’re the only you I’ve got, and I’d like to enjoy your company as long as possible!

Cheers,

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Bobuliss

A friend of mine from the Navy recently got me back into Heroes of the Storm, so I’ll be indulging in a bit of that. Most of my game time, though, will be spent in EVE Online helping CO2 defend our space against the harbingers of the Blue Donut, TEST. We successfully defended a Sotiyo timer today when we formed up a full fleet of Feroxes plus a decent ONI fleet and TEST pussed out and decided not to show up at all. Impass will not fall!

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mysecretid

I imagine it’s tough to be afraid of an enemy force calling itself “The Blue Donut”. Imagine if Darth Vader had named his flagship star destroyer The Blue Donut — he’d hardly have gotten so far as a bad guy!

Cheers,

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Hirku

He’d do it just for fun:

“The Blue Donut?! That’s the stupidest name I’ve ever h–ACCCCKKKKK!”

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Hirku

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Bobuliss

Hahaha, true! Believe me, the Blue Donut is terrifying. It’s the death of content. And in EVE that means the inexorable death of the game itself.

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butterpanda888

Batman Telltale Series, Titan Quest, Banner Saga, and Game of Thrones Ascent.
Although Secret World Legends has been tempting me lately…

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thirtymil

After three weeks with limited internet access due to house moves, this week I played ‘lets rip out a few kitchen cabinets and fit a dishwasher and a fridge/freezer’. An epic sword is nothing compared to a 750 watt power drill if you ask me.

I then followed it up with re-enabling my ESO account, whereupon the support guys there offered me access to any limited time offers I may have missed during my lack of internet – which was extremely generous of them.

Then I loaded up Elite Dangerous, discovered I’d missed a whole bunch of gold paint schemes and got in touch with their support, and they told me they couldn’t do anything to help. Which wasn’t so generous.

So I’m playing ESO.

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mysecretid

Yup. I’ve found that generosity in customer service wins my loyalty time and again. Glad they treated you so well. Even though Elder Scrolls Online doesn’t feature +3 Power Drills Of Home Repair, it’s a fine game. Enjoy!

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Hirku

I’ve spent all week testing / bugfixing my own little educational project and will keep doing so through the weekend, so no way am I using my spare time to play more freakin’ video games.
; )

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mysecretid

Heresy! :-D Good luck with the project, Hirku!

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Hirku

Thanks!

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Nater

I hate this feeling I’ve had lately of not knowing what to play or having no desire to play games I already have. I’ve tried or revisited 6-8 MMO’s over the past few weeks and I find myself bored out of my mind. I guess I don’t solo MMO’s very well. I’m one of those guys that can hate an MMO, but if someone I know is playing it and willing to group, I’m there! Here’s hoping I find a way to pass the time in the next couple of days! I’m tired of going outside. There’s not enough SPF. :D

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mysecretid

I’ve been in those “dry spells” myself. I wish I had some wise “Ben Kenobi” style advice to pass on which would solve the issue, but I don’t, alas.

Maybe just keep peeking in on massively and see if anything mentioned here suddenly seems like a good idea? One thing about the game industry — there’s always new stuff coming out — especially between now and January!

Good luck!

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Cadaver

You’re not alone. I haven’t played any games for a few weeks. I have the time but not the inclination.

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thirtymil

I know that feeling well. I still have the same three games on my system and still play them, but a lot of the time I feel like I’m just waiting for something new and can’t find it. I’m worried my brain may be looking for something outside of gaming…

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Nater

Heh, yeah. I picked up the Ukulele recently. It’s a fun little instrument and it’s definitely helping me pass the time, but not quite enough.

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Armsbend

I played a game of HotS last night that might have broken me. During the placement matches we had a guy who was trashed who could not stop typing and trolling with 3x the amount of deaths. We still only lost by a fraction. My anger level was high going into sleep and it made me wonder if it is worth it.

WoW has been a really relaxing factor. I definitely think I’ll be subbing past this first month. I think I realize now how much more I enjoy paying for a sub over f2p. I get it.

Now that Twin Peaks is over I’m a bit lost on Sundays.

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mysecretid

There is a “filter effect” to subscription games, indeed. It may not be consistent or predictable, but one does see evidence of it.

People tend to pay for a sub because they’re actually interested in playing the game, not just because they’re bored, or for the sh#ts and giggles of trolling or whatever.

In free-to-play games, the best antidote to the problem is to find a good guild to join. It takes a while to find the right one, and the process of looking can be an annoying pain in the ass, but when you find a good guild, the effect is very similar to a paid-sub game — you’re suddenly playing alongside people who are there for similar reasons to your own, and you can bypass 90% of the ambient foolishness.

Cheers,

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nobleeinherjar

I’m all over the map this week. Been playing a new game of MGSV, grinding ranks on Everybody’s Golf, playing Starcraft Remastered, Medieval 2: Total War (with the Stainless Steel mod), Civ 5 (and wondering if I should invest in Civ 6), and Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War since I finally stopped being lazy and looked up how to get that game to support widescreen (and a more zoomed out camera). Also still working on finishing up previous Ys games before Ys 8 comes out, though I don’t think I’m quite going to make it.

I finished my Necromancer playthrough of Diablo 3, so now I’m trying to decide if I want to play Torchlight 2 or Path of Exile next. I’ve only dabbled in both games for a teeny bit.

Haven’t been doing much in the MMO space. The only online games I’ve been playing are The Division and R6 Siege.

Props to another edition of WRUP for making me laugh. Enjoy your weekend, everyone, and stay safe if Irma is something you’re having to contend with.

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mysecretid

Friends tell me that Civilization 6 can be very different from Civilization 5 in terms of how it plays, so you may want to watch a few YouTube videos, or whatever, to make sure Civ 6 is something you want to spend money on. Just a thought.

Cheers,

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For MMO gaming, probably just a little bit of GW2. Overall, finishing up Uncharted: the Lost Legacy and working on some resumes.

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Sorenthaz

I don’t even know what I’m going to do this weekend, lol. Mix of XIV, Smite, DBAT, maybe LoL or The Division or XCOM 2’s expansion or who the heck knows. Tons of games and not enough time to play them. e.e

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Michael18

I finally picked up Tower of Time, after LOTRO has loosened its grip on me a bit (and after the Tower of Time sale has ended, lol).
So far, I enjoy it a lot. But I don’t get this talk about a “new type of combat”. To me it does not feel all that much different from traditional RTwP.

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Kayweg

Only just fell over “Tower of Time”, and immediately added it to my Steam wishlist.
Enough to play right now, but certainly one i expect to pick up at some point.

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zoward

Not a ton of time for gaming this weekend. I promised my wife and kids I’d taken them to the county fair, and promised myself I’d bake a loaf of Mulgore Spice Bread a la The World of Warcraft Cookbook.

I resubbed to Dungeons & Dragons Online, while trying to get my favored soul up to level for when the Ravenloft expansion drops. I also found myself going back to playing older single-player cRPG’s as I’m sick of being nickeled and dimed in MMO’s (and now even single-player games, fer cryin’ out loud!). It’s a tossup between replaying the Bioware Neverwinter Nights trilogy, or the Quest For Glory series. Anyone have any thoughts here?

Have a great weekend!

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I only played part of Neverwinter Nights, as I am more a science-fiction fan than a fantasy guy, but classic, original Bioware almost always gets my vote. Heck, I even liked Jade Empire, and most people seem to forget that original Bioware even released that one!

Have fun!

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Kayweg

I will be getting quite a few more hours into “Grim Dawn” this weekend.
Looking forward to the “Ashes of Malmouth” expansion, which still is scheduled for Q3.
Also, a sudden urge for stealth gameplay means that both “Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” and “Styx: Master of Shadows” have seen and will see more game time too.
So, about that Wear-A-Suit-Of-Matchsticks-To Work-day, Eliot…..

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Bryan Correll

Probably mostly PoE with a smattering of SWL and a bit of quality time with BoJack Horseman season 4.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I am playing hide and seek with Hurricane Irma all weekend. In an hour my office will go into lockdown and it will not be opened until this thing is over for my area. Then I will wait around for the roads to be passable so that I can see what my house looks like. Survival Game ?

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mysecretid

Stay safe. In this context, survival gaming shall not be on the menu!

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Bree Royce

Oh gosh be safe Zulika!

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Michael18

good luck to you and everyone else affected!

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zoward

Crap, that’s right, you’re in the Miami area. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Good luck, man.

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deekay_plus

stay safe and dry!

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Irma is coming, but I already survived the North and I have the blanket to prove it.

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Armsbend

First hurricane? If you are with friends and family they can honestly be a lot of fun. I’ve never been in anything larger than a Class 2 even though Huge just missed us years ago.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I have been here over 15 years now. I can sleep through 1 & 2s with no issues. 3 and above start to get exponentially scary.

My whole neighborhood partied hard after Wilma though as we had to pool our resources left and have cookouts every night. Over 3 weeks without power, driving a pick-up truck to the other coast with the back filled with everyone’s gas cans, hooking up with neighbors relatives when neither of you speak the same language…..I’d do that over again.

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Armsbend

Looks like Miami might miss the worst of it. Party!

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Zulika Mi-Nam

If everyone in my neighborhood makes it out unscathed we may have to get together to celebrate. You really get to know your neighbors after bad storms.

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Bryan Correll

Survival Game ?

I advise seizing and fortifying the break room ASAP. Also raid the janitorial supplies for the large number of items that can be weaponized.

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Still have the PoE itch, its really annoying and burns occasionally. I have been to see the doctor to see if she can cure me but she said I am a hopeless case so I should just make the best of it that I can.

So on the docs orders I committed to my Path of Exile end game mapping run. I am running a lacerate leach duelist build (tldr: I hit things, steal health from them and they blow up) and have been trying to progress that through the maps. Been making steady progress so far but as I play solo self found a lot will depend on rng being kind with the loot and /or crafting. Don’t know if I will see the shaper end boss I haven’t ever managed it yet but you never know.

Will the recent release of the War of the Chosen dlc for Xcom 2 I thought I might take another look at the base game again before I commit to a run at the dlc. Its been a while and I need to get myself up to speed again so I don’t get too frustrated because I forgot the game mechanics.

I downloaded Doom but have yet to play it. I didn’t realise how huge the install is and by the time my slow internet spat it out I had lost the urge to play but its there for the next time I guess. This week Netflix binge watch is Season 2 of The Expanse.

Take care folks, especially those affected by the hurricanes or earthquakes that have hit. Be well, stay safe and hope you all can get back to living your normal lives again as soon as possible. o7

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Nater

You let a female doctor look at that rash? Props to you big guy! ;)

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Sray

It’s been a rough week for me: I have been fighting a nasty flu bug since last weekend, and I think I’m just starting to get over it now. It’s been so bad that I only made it into work once this week, and that was only because I absolutely had to for inventory day. Thankfully things seem to finally be clearing up, and I’m starting to get better. In addition to the whole being sick thing, we had a crazy heat wave for a few days that made me reluctant to put much strain on my rig for fear of all the heat it would kick out, so I didn’t do much of anything on the PC.

I’ve spent most of this week “comfort gaming” and that has meant running around in a New Game+ in Horizon Zero Dawn, because I’m far less concerned about the heat and my PS4 than my PC, and thus I have racked up some serious time this week. It still amazes me how damn good this game looks for a console game, and does make me wish for a PC port to play it with even more graphical bells and whistles, but that will never happen. Plus, it’s super fun to play, and has a story that is pretty darn good. And it looks like I’ll probably spend most of my day playing this as well.

With the whole not running the PC thing, I didn’t get around to Life Is Strange Before The Storm until yesterday. It starts off slow but it does start to get really good once you’re about a third of the way in. It’s a bit difficult at times playing because you know the ultimate fates of these characters if you’ve already played season 1, but it probably enhances the first season’s story by filling you in on all the details that you only got the Cliff’s Notes version of there. I’ll say that it justifies its existence as something more than a cynical cash grab. I want more. Now.

I also got PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS last weekend. I didn’t play it much due to the aforementioned self imposed embargo on PC gaming. It’s good, but still needs some work (obviously). A kill cam in solo mode is really needed, because I’d like to see who killed me and from where, as that can help me become a better player. And the game also needs to bring in some kind of tracked ranking that separates players by their skill levels (like Overwatch and many other PVP shooters use) because at the moment I just feel like fodder for much more skilled players.

I’m still considering a NG+ of Mass Effect Andromeda or Rise of the Tomb Raider to really give the new machine a workout, but I’ve kind of OD’d on Mass Effect for a while, and Tomb Raider feels like a pale shadow of HZD.

And an insane masochistic part of me is thinking of resubbing to SWTOR to check out the CXP bug that they’re leaving in for now. But I’ll probably just lay down until that feeling passes. It’s probably just the reawakened MMO hunger now that i have to wait until Destiny 2 releases on PC (and I have been tempted to buy that on console, but am resisting that temptation as well).

As always, lots of options.

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Hey Sray,

Hope that flu bug passes soon. At the risk of sounding like yer Mom (Lord, I would make a fugly woman — some faces are simply not meant for androgyny!) you know the drill: drink copious amounts of water, get sufficient sleep, eat something regularly that’s light but nourishing (clear soups, for example).

Glad you’re still enjoying Horizon Zero Dawn. I picked that game up for my PS4, largely on your suggestion, and it has proven to be far more than I expected. It’s a very good game, and of very high quality. Thanks for the tip!

Even though I’m not feeling very “story-quest-ish” lately, I know I’ll go back to it eventually and enjoy it.

Without bias, I would suggest leaving Star Wars: The Old Republic alone for now, if you can. You know as well as I do that giving EA money only seems to encourage them to carry on with “bad business as usual”. Voting with one’s money is the only thing they ever seem to notice.

I want to go back to SWTOR as well, but not until it looks like they’re headed away from being an online cash shop with an MMORPG attached as an optional side-feature. Enough is enough. I’m tired of the bullshit, frankly.

In other news, as I posted elsewhere, I’m loving Destiny 2 on my PS4 with a deep and resonant love.

I do wonder how well the game will connect with gamers who haven’t played through Destiny 1 and its attendant DLC, however.

Don’t get me wrong, Destiny 2 appears to do a very good job of telling new players all they need to know without bogging down the current story — it’s just that, I experienced most of the major events of the first game, so the initial twenty minutes or so of Destiny 2 literally had my pulse racing, and the revelatory shocks were at least a 7 on the Keanu Reeves International “Woah! Scale. :-)

Still, Destiny 2 has its own plot twists and turns, so there’s that. I hope it lives up sufficiently to your expectations; we all need maximum fun in our gaming time, whenever possible.

Get well soon, Sray!

Cheers,

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Sray

You know, I figured I’ve talked so much about the new build over the last few weeks, I should probably share a few pics. So I shut it all down for a few, hauled it into my work room (aka the spare room that used to be the playroom, but there’s no kids in the house anymore) and took a few photos. That way we can all see how the sausages were made, a quick comparison in the size of a Cooler Master HAF X to a Fractal Design Define R5 (it is significant), and my cabling makes it clear why I have a windowless case this time around.

Various notes:
– CPU heat sink is a Fractal Design Celsius 24; I really like Fractal’s minimalist design sensibility and the color scheme worked for me.
– In part, I wish I’d grabbed Corsair Dominator RAM solely for color scheme, but it’s a windowless case and G.Skill’s stuff is damn fine: my go to RAM most builds.
– Went for a media-less build, and popped a couple Icy Dock Trios into the front drive bays to make room for the CPU radiator and free up space behind the mobo for cables and not have to worry about SSD space there as well.
– There’s never enough room behind the mobo for cable management in my opinion; I almost went a Corsair Carbide 600Q because of that, but the inverted design was off putting to me, seemed too difficult to work with.
– Overall, surprisingly good thermal management for a silent case; although when the GTX 1080 Ti’s get going there’s nothing much that can mute that noise, but I game with headphones on, so I don’t hear that.

Took me a while to figure out why the first 4 attempts at posting didn’t work: turns out 12 megapixels is a bit too large for the website… thankfully. Now that I’ve realized I’m a bit of a photography idiot and we’ve resized things, and it should work. Sorry about if we have sideways photos: the website is doing that.

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I think Tony Stark just got a stiffy looking at this! Impressive! :-D

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Armsbend

looks good. mind if I ask the final $$$ (only if you want no biggie)? i’m doing a full build in January and donating this old gal as the family pc. Which will be a beast family pc but doesn’t meet my needs any longer :)

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All said and done… we’re looking at about $4k Canadian, including taxes/delivery/environmental deposits; which would be about 3.3k USD. The game directory SDD, mechanical hard drives, and PSU were carried over from my old rig, so I’m kind of estimating what it would have cost if everything was brand new.

Not cheap to say the least. It’s almost a bit embarrassing to admit how much I spent; but then I think about the gearheads who brag about dumping thousands every year into some vintage car they drive for an hour a month versus a few thousand I do on a new gaming rig every four-ish years, and my expenditure starts to look a bit more reasonable; and somewhat more practical too, given that it’s a computer that gets used for everything anyone else uses their computer for as well for gaming.

The majority of the cost is in the two GTX 1080 Ti’s, of course: that’s 50% of the cost right there. Also, RAM has skyrocketed in price the last few months due to a shortage of DDR4, so going with 32Gb of RAM versus 16 cost me a pretty penny; but with my various monitoring programs and other things, I frequently hit 12Gb of RAM usage while gaming and such, so I know that 16Gb won’t be good enough for my usage in a couple years. A sane person going with something less excessive like a single GTX 1080 and 16Gb, a more conservative CPU heatsink, and a SATA based SSD instead of a M.2 one, would see that price come down to a somewhat more reasonable $2500-ish Canadian, or even less.

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Armsbend

That is a beast! Thanks for posting this!

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Sray

Yeah, it’s quite the beast. I’d have to start on some pretty crazy overclocking in order to hit a higher Time Spy score, and I’m just not into that anymore. I guess I’ll just have to be satisfied with being better than 98% of all other test scores.

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came close to suggesting we all get pubg to dick around in yday, but the boys wanted something less intensive so i stayed my hand. which i’m not sure how much i even wanna play pubg myself it would just be something to do between games as almost everyone isw burnt out on gtao again and we quite albion and just waiting rather painfully for destiny 2 to hit pc.

i too am considering getting a ps4 and destiny 2 to dick around. but the ppl in guild with ps4’s are either flaky and calirfornia time or have no rhyme or reason to their comings and goings (looking at you estranged :D)

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DK – my erratic nature makes me adorable. 😎

I will return Monday and be installing the game.

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deekay_plus

:D

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Armsbend

If you guys need another player I’m down.

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Armsbend – OK. I may PS4 and PC this one. I prefer controllers, however.

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on ps4 or pc? there’s estranged and shane in guild that have ps4’s, your best bet is to get with estranged for that.

on pc i think i have you on bnet so i will keep an eye out for you then.

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Getting back into Warframe as Plains of Eidolon is calling to me. Whispering gentle nothings into my ear about the open world Warframe I’ve always wanted. It’s not quite the same thing, but it’s very, VERY close.

Fixed up my Ember Prime to be usable instead of mastery fodder, built several new Prime frames (Ash, Oberon, Valkyr), made it to MR14 and built Euphona Prime. Not a bad start. Got 2/4 pieces of Hydroid Prime. Managed to get the rare systems easily but now I just can’t get the blueprint and neuroptics to drop. Sigh. Also need Banshee Prime systems and then I’ll have that one done too. Failure wise I ended up failing Glast Gambit 4 times so far. I just can’t do the stupid mission where I have to win but stay within 10 points of the enemy team. I hate this fucking mission so much. I’d place it as one of the worst missions in any game I’ve ever played just short of STO’s Divide et Impera. That one will always be the top. It was just that bad.

After that I’ll be continuing my journey in No Man’s Sky. I’ve found myself absolutely taken with how good the game is now. Being able to jump to a new system that no one’s ever been in before, pick a planet that looks interesting, and then be able to fly down to it and land on it and walk around is everything I’ve ever wanted in a space exploration game. I can then build a base on that planet and then build 3 types of ground vehicles to drive around. I can then make a farm on that base and harvest materials to either build rare components for ship upgrades or sell them for fat stacks of cash. I can pick whatever planet I want in the sky and make a home there. It’s just great.

Time is ticking away, Elite Dangerous. Better get your atmospheric landings and space legs soon. You’re dangerously close to losing to a game that had one of the worst launches in recent memory. Don’t do that. I like you too much to see that happen. Get it together.

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Interesting to hear about No Man’s Sky. Thanks for that!

I can say for myself that, once, I got my Diamondback Explorer in Elite: Dangerous, and got it all kitted out sufficiently, I suddenly lost all interest in playing the game, much to my surprise.

Even with the Horizons expansion, which allowed me to drive a vehicle on designated planet types, I was still just a space delivery-truck driver, for the most part. Even exploration (which is what I usually like best in space games) didn’t call to me here, since it was mostly passive observation with a side-order of scanning for credits.

Maybe I should give No Man’s Sky another look, now that it’s more of the game it intended to be?

Thanks again for the idea,

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I actually do recommend NMS now after the last update. It does exploration soo much better than Elite does. Elite, however, does trade and combat better. NMS is more of an arcade style whereas Elite is more of a sim style.

NMS is basically a really chilled out and relaxing exploration game. Pick a star in the sky and then fly there to see what kinds of weird stuff is going on. Sometimes I’ll find paradise planets with tropical islands and cute alien monkey things. Other times I’ll find decaying nuclear irradiated planets filled with mutant alien dinosaurs who want to eat me. On rare occasions I’ve found artificial glass planets where all the trees are made out of glass hexagons and the trunk is some sort of weird laser tether. All of these places you can actually fly down to the surface and get out of your ship and explore. As of the last patch, NMS beats Elite in exploration hands down.

The other neat thing is how you get ships. Ships are random spawns and you can visit stations or planetary trade posts to buy them from NPCs who land there. Or you can fly around on planets and find abandoned ships for free. My current ship is an A class fighter with max slots and max tech slots. It has a value of 38 million units. There’s no way I could have afforded that at all. However I found it crashed on a planet I was visiting and picked it up for free. You do have to repair crashed ships, but it’s fairly easy. I really enjoy flying around and hunting for crashes. Never know what I’ll find.

Last thing about ships is that all of them have auto landing. No manual landing like in Elite. You just press the land button and your ship does its thing. I can’t remember if it was you or another poster who had some problems landing in Elite and had to get a docking computer to help out. No such issues here. Auto landing also kicks in when you fly into stations. No need to line up and reduce speeds to dock properly. Go full blast right into the slot at any angle and the auto pilot picks it up for you. Easy.

Final advice if you do pick it up. When you first start the game you will have a junky starter ship and no fuel to warp to another system. Follow the Atlas Path missions until you get the recipe to craft antimatter fuel. DO NOT get another ship until you get this recipe. Fuel is NOT transferred between ships. If you use your only antimatter to fuel your starter ship and then swap to a new ship, you lose all of your fuel. You will have to start over if you do that. As tempting as it is, wait until you can just craft your own fuel. Eventually fuel will become common and this issue goes away. I find so many fuel components now that I just throw them away. I don’t have enough space for all this fuel lol. So until you reach that point, stick with your starter ship and just follow the quest line. The quests give you all the basic recipes you need to get going on your exploration adventure.

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Thanks for the tips, CapnLan. I suspect I will give No Man’s Sky a look when I have some additional cash to spend on games (i.e. I think I’ve already blown my gaming budget for September :-) ).

And yeah, I was indeed the guy who had trouble landing his ship in Elite: Dangerous. Crazy amounts of trouble.

I eventually figured it out — and, of course, not long after, I was able to afford a starship which could fit an automatic-landing computer. Sigh.

I wonder how many other interested new players bounced off of E:D because they couldn’t get past the landing mechanics? If it weren’t for Massively posters like yourself and BalsBigBrother encouraging me, I know I would’ve walked away.

But No Man’s Sky, sounds intriguing now. If I do pick it up, I’ll try to post some impressions in a future WRUP.

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CapnLan – I concur. It is my guilty pleasure.

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I was surprised by how much better the latest update made No Man’s Sky. It drew me in for a lot longer than I thought it would. I feel that it still needs aliens actually walking around on the planets, and a bit more to ground combat, but the game has come a hell of a long way since its launch.

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I am looking for to Warfame’s Plains of Eidolon a lot too and can’t wait to see what they have done with it. I have a feeling this one will keep me busy for a lot of hours, lots and lots of hours, “oh god I have been playing all night and its time to get ready for work” :-)

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Started a new character on Goblin in FFXIV. Trying to surprise a friend.

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Started co-op Mario and Rabbids.

Getting completionist in Secret World Legends! Got all regional legends (except Tokyo) and most of the rest (except Tokyo). Tried the NYC raid but sucked, so that’s my goal (Normal/Story mode). Going to try to get through and over ‘Elite 1’ for things. Would be nice if I complete achievements for Egypt, but In the Dusty Dark is a pain – I hate the invisible pit and I still need Flawless Archaeology and Tomb RAIDer. Gonna try to get my main gear to Purple (or more?) and otherwise collect sets of tank/damage/heal blue and glyphed gear, and 3-pip extraordinary gear when I run into it. I like the new cache so I want the fluff from it (again though, not necessarily the expensive weapons).

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Glad you’re having fun, Malcolm, but fair warning on this Secret Worlds Legends obsessiveness (note to self — check subject for signs of Filth infestation) — if you start muttering about the Great Old Ones and your immortal lord, Aten, I’m calling up my handlers in The Dragon and assembling an extraction team to get you out.

We’ll set you up in a comfortable, sunlit little room in a secure facility, where you can drink tea and have nice long chats with the friendly psychiatrist lady (and her chaos magician assistant) until you start to feel like yourself again. :-D

Be well (I insist on it, hahaha),

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ATEN ATEN ATEN ATEN

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“Secret to extraction team. We are a go. Repeat, we are a go.” :-)

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i canceled my order from ncix as i got cold feet after they didn’t even attempt to charge my card for several hours after opening after the long weekend. which itwas a red flag to me that they wouldn’t begin proccessing the order on the weekend as it was as that is just not normal for stores in canada let alone webstores no matter if it’s a long weekend or not, despite what the posters on their forums claimed.

i ended up looking into things on the tuesdsay morning with boom’s assitance which at no point despite being tagged in teh tweet chain did NCIX reps reach out to me about the issues. and basically they’ve been fudging their availability in so much as they list parts they don’t actually have in their warehouses as being in stock because they think their suppliers have them. slow order packaging with poor communication to teh customer, poor customer service just all around (they still haven’t responded to my email to cancel the order which failed to process payment becuase my online daily limit wasn’t high enough initially). and worse reports of the pc build service taking months to deliver the end product with out being communicative through the given channels about the status of the build or what is holding things up.

as my current pc is literally on it’s last legs right now i decided to go with newegg instead. which ended up saving me $500~ on the build tho to be fair this is without pc build service and a cheaper case, tho with some parts being better quality/higher end than the NCIX order. which one of my shipping tracking number emails got delayed and mentioned it on twitter for friends that have been following along the drama and multiple newegg reps reached out to try and help within minutes, in the late evening no less. which woke up the missing email and all things resolved the next morning. while they have gotten the order together quickly and currently on it’s way from various warehouses across canada.

i’m not really looking forward to doing the build itself but i’ve got the work space cleared off and ready to go and might actually stream it if i cba to set back obs again due to drunkenly resetting my windows install (which failed to help withteh issues i’m having with my pc tho it did remove the broken windows instalation prompt that was interupting the boot proccess previously LOL).

anyways gaming wise we managed to get some silly pvp in gtao in this week, a couple of us unsubbed from albion, and mostly just treading water while we wait for destiny 2 to launch on pc as that’s what has our motivation captivated atm. i feel gonna be painful wait as yday trying to decide what to play for friday afternoon action ended up being alot of “naw not that this or that but maybe this but these guys don’t want to play that either” until we settled on civ6 which i opted to watch on stream and commentate on comically.

otherwise this weeks video share is a couple weeks old, and features probably the last 2.6 play i will do even tho i’ve been saying that the last few i no longer have sc installed and unlikely to put in the effort until 3.0 launches. but it’s a lesson learned in why the star farer isn’t a combat capable ship even if it does have guns. LOL

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My NCIX build is supposedly arriving on Wednesday. I bought my last one from them 5 years ago with 0 problems so that’s why I came back this time but I had similar issues as you with terrible customer support this time around.

I will say, however, that phone support was way better. I can’t believe I ordered all my parts on the phone in 2017 but at least that guy kept in touch with me throughout the process where their web support team apparently just ignores tickets and emails.

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I bought this rig from NCIX about five years agao, as well. Custom parts, chosen by me. Zero problems with anything I’ve ever ordered from them, for what its worth.

I suspect that their web support team is simply buried under a sheer volume of traffic, given the site’s popularity.

Buddy of mine did a faulty pert replacement — they sent the replacement part requested out promptly, credited his account, and all of that — but yeah, there wasn’t much custserv communication about the issue. He got the part while he was expecting the initial e-mail about the issue.

Cheers,

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Wait a second… you ordered computer parts… over the phone? How did the guy answer the phone: did he say “hello” or “you’re joking, right?”

Hehe… I kid… I kid…

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Gratz on the new rig! I generally get my stuff from NewEgg.

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NewEgg in the US is a good thing, but NewEgg Canada (in my opinion) doesn’t have anywhere near the same level of good pricing or selection.

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That’s a hell of a lot of computer drama DK. It sucks that you’re having to build yourself, which I know you didn’t want to do, but $500 in saving is pretty damn significant. I was also pretty disappointed in NCIX’s availability/selection/pricing for a lot of stuff in my new build. I managed to get most of what I wanted from NCIX, but I also had to grab a bunch of stuff from Newegg and Amazon, which I’ve never had to do before; so I am a little concerned with the state of affairs over at NCIX. Good to know that everything has worked out for the best, so far.

I’d say post pics of the build, but I always forget to take pics when building, and I assume most other people do as well.

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usually i shopbot.ca everything but in the end i just ordered everything from newegg to get it done with. ended up being surprised by teh savings.

ncix’s product stuff is getting worse and worse. tho newegg didn’t have my usual brand of PSU (antec) they did have seasonic which is very top end brand and very good specs so i got that.

and i plan to post pics ofc. tho don’t make fun of my cabling! XD i swear i like the cyberpunk aesthetic of messy cables! tho srsly i am gonna try to do better on this one there.

mostly rigth now i’ve been spamming refresh on the trackers for my parts and noting that canada post isn’t updating the trackers again as they rush through, which i was expecting based on previous parcels this year which all came days before estimated delivery dates so not a bad thing.

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DK – NewEgg has a long and proven history of quality service. I trust them implicitly.

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The thing is Newegg is a US company versus NCIX being a Canadian one. So on one hand we like to go to NCIX first because there’s wanting to support a local company; but there’s also often cheaper and/or faster shipping when we order from NCIX versus Newegg, or even Amazon.

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Sray – I remember when I could ship to Canada cheaply on eBay sales. Gotta love our governments.

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Canada Post tracking is terrible. I’ve actually had parcels arrive at my house hours before they update the tracking from “on vehicle for delivery”.

From what I could see this time around, Antec PSUs are basically non-existent in Canada right now. I’ve worked with Seasonic PSUs before and they’re good. The last time I did though it was actually not compatible with the motherboard I was working with: it was a freak thing really, it was when Intel had literally just launched LGA 1155 and the new motherboards still needed BIOS updates. But the guys at NCIX were just stunned by it (as was I) as that’s about the rarest type of incompatibility you’ll ever see in computer parts.

And i would never make fun of another man’s cabling job. Well, not entirely true: I’d never make fun of a cabling job that it looked like the person at least tried. Once, a guy in a forum I frequented posted a pic of his brother’s computer; it was a top mounted PSU and all of the extra cables were tied into a gigantic blob that just hung down in the middle of the case looking like a knotted up mass of snakes. That, I made fun of.

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ncix says a few antec psu’s are in stock but who knows if that’s really true. as it is most of their store is listed as back order on top of them apparently changign items to back order after charging people money for them and taking weeks to deliver. hence part of my decision to switch to newegg.

this year pretty much every single canpo parcel or letter i’ve gotten has arrived earlier than what was paid for. they just stopped waiting to scan them and just keep them moving through the system. is why i have some hope my mobo and HSF will get here on monday instead of the estimated wednesday (as it’s coming from bc while the rest is coming from richmond hill).

i love to take pics of my battlestation but i learned the hardway that popular battle station sharing venues are super snobbish about teh cabling (as well as having desks and rooms that look like they paid someone to clean before they took the pic and or never actually use their pc’s). which added to my appreciation of friend’s battlestation pics where they look like they actually use the space and did the cabling themselves.

tho i did kind of want that premium cabling tidiness for this build. tho with this psu i think it should be easier as unlike the antec PSUs it looks like the seasonic ones don’t have any hard connected cables to deal with and tuck away. as well the seasonic cables look longer than antec cables with the latter tend to be just too short to fully utilize case cable management things in most cases.

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i ordered my water cooler from ncix and it was so out of square i could not mount it. that was not their fault but, it took foreves to get the replacement.

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yeah that was another thing i’d heard about them >>

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also tuned into teh 2 part finale of twin peaks and wow.

the first part of teh finale was almost a satire of the 2+ year old viewer and critic desire to wrap things up in a neat bow, but certainly delivered on that for the most part, only to throw viewer into typical lynch territory with the second part which me and sundial have been consumig and arguing fan theories about since then.

sundial found one that argues that cooper won against judy in the end, but i’m not so convinced of that myself. i think coop like most humans that have dealings with the black lodge fulfilled his usefullness to the spirits and fell victim to his own hero complex while doing more harm than good.

ultimatley tho that was the design o fthe lodge spirits, wether or not they were fighting judy themselves or just using the blue rose gang’s desire to defeat her to their own ends hard to say.

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25+ year old ***

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I love the fact that even Kyle McLaughlin didn’t know.

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the fb page i follow for the show (for many years before s3 even) warned everyone one o fthe stars shared a major spoiler about the finale on their instagram. idk which star it was or what the spoiler was tho.

but yeah i don’t think even lynch himself knows lol. but any lynch fan worth their salt appreciates that he leaves it up to our imaginations how to interpret his work andi bet he gets a huge kick reading the fan theories about his stuff. lol

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It was probably Sherilyn. She was miffed she didn’t get enough screentime and wasn’t allowed to do pressers this time last year.

SPOIL ALERT****************************************************

I have a lot of theories on 17 and 18. Too many to type really. I think the pace, ridiculousness of green glove versus Bob and the “neatness” of the sheriff’s office showdown told me that it was really all part of the dreamer. When Naido unmasked herself as Diane and Coop’s face was superimposed I believe it was a realization that this isn’t real or is simply another alternate universe.

Then being transported to The Great Northern with Dern, Gordon (who I believe in that scene was David Lynch not Gordon) was to show the journey that these 3 had made early in their respective careers together. Why only Cooper could move through basement room 315 (which wasn’t the real room at the Northern) is still a mystery to me.

The fact that 18 was so slow paced, or realistic (even the population number of Odessa was real), and dealt so much less in the fantastic told me that maybe cooper is simply climbing towards the “real” world. The real world possibly being that of Laura’s consciousness.

A lot of surrealism; a lot of Transcendental Mediation involved in the Return for sure.

AMA with Sabrina Sutherland, the show’s current and original producer, tomorrow on reddit at 3PM PT
https://www.reddit.com/r/twinpeaks/

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just so you know the room cooper’s key isn’t at the great northern it’s at the power station where james and freddie work security. tying into the theme of E LEC TRIC ITY of the lodge spirits.

but interesting theory. sundial just posted this:

https://medium.com/@onantiad/episodes-17-18-of-twin-peaks-the-return-are-meant-to-be-watched-in-sync-81352ce38e8

which is somewhat interesting to skim (super long tho).

this is a good theory arguing that cooper won

[S3E18] My finale theory that offers a Diane/Cooper explanation and gives a different take on the ending from twinpeaks

i’m personally of the mind that despite coop’s best efforts he fell victim to the lodge by pursuing to try to be the hero and save laura at leland’s request. but what laura whisper’s to him in the lodge (and is the image e18 rolls to credits on) is that she can’t save her and if he wants to save himself he has to let her go basically. which is what he remembers suddenly when it dawns on him to ask “what year is this?”.

but yeah i agree the superimposed image was an understanding that it was all in a dream. ties into the monica belluci dream as well.

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I do not think he fell victim to the lodge at all. In fact I think Coop became one of the lodge’s gods himself. I think he achieved the goal that Windom was always going for in Season 2. He was the magician between two worlds.

i think this because 1) he had figured out the lodge. Shown by him using the invisible dials and then instantly going to where he wanted to: to meet Diane in the forest 2) when he tried to save Laura in 1989 he looked just like the Giant appeared to him. Silent, Benevolent and larger than life. they made Coop take up the whole frame in the shot with his hand extended.

However, that final scene at Laura’s house showed the three Coopers (Dougie, Mr. C and Cooper now merged) didn’t have anything in control. And the final “wake up”.

anyway, lots to chew on for the next 25 years. I hope Sabrina gives us a big piece of news tomorrow – but it is probably that it’s over :) Final Dossier on October 31st though by Frost that should be fun.

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yeah i really doubt we will get a season 4. and i mean i see why now more than when i was thinking that would be the case before the finale when lynch expressed a lack of interest despite showtime being interested.

and that ‘s an interesting theory. hmmmm

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Me neither although Lynch did say he had fun shooting. he just doesn’t like the writing process. I do not think he is interested in connecting all of the dots anyway. I’m sure he is done.

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yeah i think so too.

and i think it’s for the best.

i would hate to see them repeat teh mistakes of the not as good part of season 2 (even if i think those epsiodes really just fine, just less interesting perhaps than the rest of the show).

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You know on season 2 he only directed (and wrote) the first two episodes and the last – all of which were incredible. All of the awful filler was done by a carousel of bad directors. Many of the characters, like Windom Earle, he later said he hated.

The James – Evelyn love story arc. Super strength Nadine…ugh. so bad :)

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i warned sundial about them but sundial ultimately rather enjoyed them.

and while they aren’t as good as the lynch directed material they certainly are still quite entertaining

i nver had complaints about them when i first watched the show as a kid with no knowledge or care about who david lynch was supposed to be.

but then i rather enjoyed fire walk with me too in that marathon and thought it was a good addition to the mythos of twin peaks.

but idk, wether it’s twin peaks or xmen i don’t need to be beaten over the head with exposition detailing every last off screen detail or mystery. so i may be weird like that. XD

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Speaking to your other post one of the more interesting things I saw on reddit was the name Judy or 交代, that is “jiāo dài”, is Chinese meaning ‘to explain’. The ultimate negative force is explanation.

Kinda funny huh? I didn’t overly think of Judy because of this.

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yeah but it still fun to think up theories about what happened.

ultimately as with all lynch stuff it’s open to interpretation and generally no interpretations are wrong.

referencing my previous qq about mulholland drive is that lot of the theories put forward that they were the only correct ones.

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That is funny. I think Lynch would tell you that all of the theories out there are correct – if that is your interpretation. He is a big believer in shared human consciousness – he feels he is using symbolism inherent in our combined experience. I don’t think he feels he is a genius or anything he is just great at realizing a vision and getting it out there. I fear when he dies he’ll be the last of a surreal film maker capable of getting any budget from Hollywood. Which is a crying shame.

The again, with Hollywood making less and less money each year maybe we will see a return to chance taking and really solid writing. Who knows?

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maybe. maybe indeed.

i’ve been kind of pining for those late 80s early to mid nineties dramas again lately. lol. they don’t really seem to make those kinds of movies anymore. now it’s all about shared universes and reboots and franchises.

don’t get me wrong i kind of dig some of those franchises but seems like everyone is trying to do them now and it’s a bit much.

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I saw the latest Thor trailer and not one atom in my body felt remotely interested. That’s the first time I had that feeling. I’m kinda done with comic book movies. I’m not the only one.

Then again, people think Game of Thrones is literary brilliance – so what do I know?

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ragnorak is the first thor movie i’m actually interested in seeing :P but i don’t watch every comic book movie that comes out.

i actually held off on wonderwoman and while i thought it was decent i found it was highly over rated. people are calling it oscar material when it’s generally just decently entertaining. >>

i don’t watch GoT but the clips i’ve seen are generally kind of lol worthy. i’d probably rather watch something like orphan black if i could stand to watch tv but as it is twin peaks is the first series i’ve watched in years >>

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Mozart in the Jungle is good. It isn’t heady stuff it is just well done – with really good music.

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honestly i mostly watch comic book movies even if i yearn for something different. but then i don’t watch a lot of movies. and some of my fave non comic franchises have gone off the rails in the intervening years.

meanwhile films that are comic book films show they can be more than colourful costumes and heroic feel good stories like logan. i really really want more of that.

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I’ve been bitten by the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion pack bug, so I’ve decided to stream the Commander/Ironman run that I’ve committed to. I started last night and will be continuing later today (I’m sure). I’ve got a bunch of my RL friends as soldiers, so it’s always fun to watch them die horribly after I miss a 95% shot with them that would have saved them. After missing an 85%+ shot, I’m contractually obligated to say “That’s XCOM, baby!” on stream, too.

Stream’s located at twitch.tv slash my username. I’m not sure about the whole self-promotion thing here, so I’ll let you the potential viewer connect the dots on that.

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it’s cool to share stream and vids in WRUP :D otherwise the unspoken rule is to keep it relevant to an article. like a couple years ago i stream wildstar beta cash shop to massively ppl on a wildstar article. :)

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