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  1. Hey all!

    Man what a trip it feels like yesterday I was gaming on the CS source servers with yall. Anyone still hanging around and what do people play these days?

    Anyway, hope you all are doing well these days!




    The XT crew will be there!

    how many are you?


    Myself, GL, Shaft, Cujo, Discom, Mo, and maybe Black Ice


    Mo as in Anonymo? Because if so that means I'm required to for full time trolling.

  3. Did they revamp the game engine to make it reflect more how GW1 was ran? Did they change skills to allow hundreds of them that you can customize like GW1?


    Come get me when they make it back the way it shoulda been, I never got above level 45 before i chose to leave.


    They are planning on adding more utility skills. Also you have to remember GW1 originally didn't have that many skills, they added a lot in the expansions. Also not sure what you mean by change the game engine to reflect how Guild Wars 1 ran.

  4. I started again few weeks ago. I'm one of the few who just do small group roaming in WvW looking for fights. The PvE stuff is great and all but sPvP is ignored. With the Ferocity change coming soon/Tomorrow it seems like ANet doesn't care that Conditions dominate in WvW roaming/sPvP.


    Still, I am interested where the story will go after Scarlet.

    WvW has died on my server SBI (Stormbluff) after a bunch of guilds transferred, waiting for the next season to start before I start up with that again. sPvP has always been ignored. A.net's balance strat is to change the meta so something gets weaker and there's something else dominating everything instead of fixing the real issues. Hopefully we can get another game mode besides conquest soon so I don't have to keep playing my guard bunk all the time D:

  5. So there was a lot of interest and quite a few GC'ers playing Guild Wars 2 right after launch who sadly gave it up after a few months and have yet to return. The prevailing reason seamed to be lack of end game content after reaching the max level of 80 which doesn't take long. So here's my schtick. For over a year now they've implemented a "Living Story" filled with content updates every two weeks and now the PvE game is much better and much more worth sticking around. So all of you slackers who left, get yer butts back because you're missing out!

    Like for the instance the fact that the major hub city Lion's Arch/LA is currently being attacked and is on fire. So yeah!

  6. Niles, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, they are all cool areas. Since you have your car, then it's pointless to rent an apartment in the city. So yeah, finding something close to your office is a better option.

    When is a warm-up party? :)

    Don't move to the suburbs. You'll miss out on how great a city of a city Chicago is if you don't live in it and get to experience it every day.

  7. Loved the first bioshock, the 2nd and 3rd were good too, but not the same.

    The third one was a "spiritual successor" so of course it would be different. I never played Bioshock 2, but Infinite was wonderful. Such a great story.

  8. Easy there buddy, I was just curious as to why I don't think I've ever seen it suggested before. It just seems to be a pro/con debate between Clarion and BWH without any mention of other venues. If it's just a matter of Flitter has his hands full and we don't have enough people helping than that's a reasonable answer.

  9. I know very little about the O'hare area but it doesn't seem like there's a lot going on over there. Also it's still important what kind of transportation you're thinking of taking. The thing about the El is that like a lot of pubic transportation systems it's very spoksey, meaning that certain areas you have to take a bus to get back and forth between. Bucktown and Wicker park are both fun areas.

  10. Just follow the updates on reddit/imgur. It's like being there and experiencing all the moments without having to wade through the muck of the actual thing. Also all hail the great helix fosil!

  11. First of all, I'm extremely jealous. I have both the AT as well as the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) on my bucket list. Rain pants are definitely a great thing to have, if it's drenching out you're gonna want that extra layer on so you're still dry when you make it to your camp site. Also as far as the wool layers go, did you spend the big bucks and get Icebreaker? That stuff is top notch.



    It was, at the time, the shadiest thing I'd ever seen in politics.


    Right there. Sorry this is a major derail, but I really feel like I need to say it. I'm not a stalwart defender of anything democrats do, but it feels like his huge critics have absolutely no memory of the past. Remember back in 2003 when the Bush administration lied about having definite proof of WMDs in Iraq? When a new president gets elected, his first year in office is usually extremely important for pushing through any legislation that he wants approved while he still has a lot of clout and popularity.This is true of presidents both Republican and Democrat and even in other countries that have a federal system similar to ours like France. While I realize that partisanship and hacker go both ways, I'm willing to guess that the Republicans in the House and the Senate at the time would have done exactly what they are doing right now. Please prove me wrong, I'm procrastinating on mid terms so I think I'm gonna do a little research and see what actually transpired.

  13. Boiler... take a few steps back, take a deep breathe and you'll be fine. I will admit I don't know enough of the process, so let's find out where can we get some better info on this. I highly doubt there was absolutely no discussion, and if there wasn't that's because people voted along party lines. I refuse until I see evidence contradicting this that the opposition has been "silenced" this entire time. Especially when you take into the account the supreme court's ruling. But hey, I'm willing to listen, throw me a bone here.


    Russia is protecting the Assad regime because Assad is blocking the flow of natural gas out of the Persian Gulf into Europe, thus ensuring higher profits for Gazprom, a Russian government-owned natural gas company providing Europe with lots of energy.

    If the US is successful in removing Assad, the Saudis and Qatar benefit since the Syrian obstacle for their pipeline would be eliminated; it will be really bad for Russia and Gazprom.

    This is a strategic geopolitical conflict about natural resources, religion and money, and it really has nothing to do with chemical weapons at all, now you know."

    I'm not sure if this is true as I found it floating around the net somewhere. Something like this is pretty much what I figured was going on. I guess we could do some research and find out how much truth is in there.



    I read a very interesting article in Foreign Affairs about the main reason behind Russia protection of Assad's regime being his fear of the potential vacuum that would occur if he were to fall which The Kremlin is very afraid will be just like their debacle in Chechnya. The two conflicts while having some thing in common, are definitely not the same thing. If Putin cut off Assad before the opposition which until recently had a large secular core, then we wouldn't be in this situation, but now here we are.

  15. Once again it's great to see how everyone thinking that Obamacare is god awful and that the US has one of the best health care systems in the world don't include any sources or citations. I find all the conservative toe dragging to Obamacare very interesting because the law itself is actually very conservative. It's a compromise Obama made because there was no way in hell that he was going to pass a Universal Health System. Also for anyone who likes crying that this law is unconstitutional the supreme court deemed it constitutional. Of course according to ZD they're all hacks, but it's ok let's just let him continue to spew rage in his own bubble. Listen, no one is trying to argue that Obamacare/Affordable Health Care Act is amazing, the problem is that there seems to be only one solution presented. Get rid of it. That's not a solution, and the time to discuss this is in the past. My only hope is the lunatic Tea Party doesn't end up making us also default on our debt as well as already having the gov' shut down. I know it's hard for some of you to believe, but just because you don't like a law doesn't mean you get to whine and moan and stomp your heels. Case in point, I detest the 2nd Amendment, and wish that it was removed so that gun ownership would then be seen as a privilege and not a right. However I know it's in the constitution and I'm absolutely ok with having sensible gun control reform instead.

    P.S. Preacher where did you find information ranking our healthcare system as the best? A quick google search will find you plenty of articles ranking it pretty low.
    P.P.S. Here are some sources 1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/29/most-efficient-healthcare_n_3825477.html (Bloomberg study ranking the efficiency of countries healthcare systems) 2. http://www.businessinsider.com/best-healthcare-systems-in-the-world-2012-6# (According to the World Health Organization) We're 37th. Unfortunately I couldn't find a more recent study than 2000 so it's a little dated. Also want to mention that the only thing I saw that the only time I saw United States has the best healthcare system... it was for drugs (http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/the_us_has_the_best_health_care_system_in_the_world_-_for_drug_companies).

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