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  1. Chaos.Lady

    Roll Call!

    Okay, so I was wondering (due to a discussion in another thread - http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=55689) about the general length of membership of our currently active members. UUrrrghghghgh. So I created a poll . Anywho... please let me know how long you have been around the traps here. :) C'mon all. Neeeeeeeeeeed stats! :)
  2. So I was lucky enough to get a few board games for Christmas this year. Pandemic: Fall of Rome Pandemic: Rising Tide Wildlands Brass: Birmingham Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Box Secret Hitler Keyforge (2 decks). Woohoo! I've played Pandemic: Rising Tide, Wildlands and Keyforge so far. All very awesome. Wildlands is a very different game and one I'm still kinda struggling to get my head around. Rising Tide as well - it's a bit more like base pandemic than others, but with enough twists to do your head right in. I'm still working on the strategy for it. Anyone else?
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    Christmas Board Games

    A game I can really recommend to play with younger kids is Forbidden Island or Forbidden Desert. They are both co-op games with reasonably simple rules. If you are careful how you quarterback it, the kids will have a blast.
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    Site Maintenance 22nd January

    I've put an annoucement up, but I thought I'd post a thread too as we can update it as more information comes in. **** Our glorious and benevolent overlord Ben Mansill has informed us that there will be site maintenance undertaken on 22nd of January. We do not have exact times or duration as yet, however it is expected to take place mid-morning for a few hours at this point. The site may appear to be up and available, however new posts will not be allowed until it is complete. The mods will post more information as it comes available, however please be aware. *****
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    Some great reads

    I love the Kindle app on my iPad. I have a huge library there and it takes up no storage. Much like Devere, my reading is like a rabbit on speed. I've just finished The Lost City of Z and am currently reading a book about Jack the Ripper.
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    New forum issues/features here (Atomic πi)

    Are you talking about Active Users? If so, you go to "Browse" tab up the top and select "Online Users". This shows who's active or has been recently.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - My thoughts

    After an initial false start (the shop gave me the wrong console so I lost a weekend due to having to return it for the other one), I've had a fairly quick (about 4 hours) initial look. Purdy. Very, very purdy. But, beautiful, interactive scenery aside, I'm loving it. In my initial play time, I still haven't finished the tutorial. I've saved a guy on a mountain, punched my horse in the face multiple times (more on that later), killed a bunch of bad guys from a rival gang, shot a couple of deer with a bow and arrow (and been horrified by the skinning), fallen off my horse by hitting a tree, and headed out to rob a train. The fact that I've actually done so few things in 4 hours play time seems to be evidence of the pace of the game. While I've had some opportunity to wander off a little and do some freestyle stuff, most of what I've done so far has been story and script driven. I know this is a massive open world game, however so far I haven't seen it, which again adds to the feel of a very slow, plodding pace. It's hard to get my head out of the Witcher 3 style of open world where the user feels, even in the very early game, much more free to wander and yet still guided in what you need to know. The lack of helpful hints, tips and lengthy training guide and information is also fairly jarring. In this game, you are not going to be spoon-fed anything. And what tips and info you get is there and gone so quickly that if you aren't paying attention, you will miss it. The controls also feel very clunky. Aiming on the console has always been an issue for me, and this game certainly doesn't lessen that frustration, although the Dead Eye skill is useful. Getting a gun out of my saddle led me to punch my horse in the face repeatedly during the tutorial until I managed to get it somewhat under control. My horse was not amused and I'm pretty sure it's why it decided to walk into a tree shortly after, knocking me on my butt, sprawled in the snow. Lovely. The horse mechanic is actually very nice, with the horse acting as a cargo hold, means of transport and warm 'n fuzzy all at once. You can interact with the horse by petting it and by doing so, it improves the stamina and health and also gives the fuzzy feeling stuff. Hopefully for me, more petting equals less tree time, but I'll have to see how that goes. So why do I actually love it? The sheer variety of things you are doing is an absolute blast. Shooting the bad guys with a revolver one minute, then wielding a bow and arrow the next. The story is truly amazing and the integration between cut-scene and playtime is astonishingly seemless. The NPCs are great fun to interact with and having played RDR, getting to see the origin of John Marsten's facial scars as well as where most of his gang came from is a treat. The realism is insane in settings, voice acting and characters. My next playthrough will finish off the train job and get me to town and into the wide open spaces the game offers. As I (very, very slowly) work my way into the massive, open world I was promised on the back of the box, I'll let you know how I go. --tldr version - It's great. Buy it. But don't expect the usual kind of open world game. It certainly ain't that.
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    So - who's around these days?

    Nich and I have been kicking around an idea to better highlight active users here. You all, I am sure, are aware that under your picture, you have a group. You might be part of the "Hero" group or an "Atomican" or even a "Quark" (if you are new). We have been looking for a way of showing who's still around and who isn't. So, to kick off, we have created a new group - the Atømican group. Anyone in this group will show with a glowy green name. Once we have this working, we can look at a way of better identifying our active Heroes and Supers as well. So, anyone who visits in a year will move to this group. The way the promotion system works is that anyone who visits moving forward, and is currently an Atomican, will move into this new glowy green group which will show under their picture and in their profile. Nich and I are still arguing about whether you will be put back into the default white Atomican group after 12 months of inactivity. ? Let us know what you think!
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    LOL - go Spydey! ? On the money.
  10. Chaos.Lady

    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    I'm gonna assume we got it right then. ? *Looks left and right for @fliptopia ST by TF *runs
  11. Chaos.Lady

    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    Well that's probably just as ironic as the examples in that song. ? I think I pipped you by about 30 seconds. ?
  12. Chaos.Lady

    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    Ironic by Alanis Morissette
  13. Chaos.Lady

    Red Dead Redemption 2 - My thoughts

    I'm enjoying it on Xbox. I've got a few on my playtime rotation right now. Red Dead Redemption 2, State of Decay 2 and Dishonored 2 are all getting good play. All really good games for very different reasons. All recommended highly. ?
  14. Actually I believe people were punished for claiming the earth went around the sun and not the other way around. Not sure if that was the church alone tho.
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    Christmas Board Games

    Iberia is really fun, very different take on pandemic in many ways. Splendor is one of my all time favorite games. Spice rush ii haven't tried yet. It's on the wish list tho. Coup I've always heard was good, but haven't played. QueenDomino is really good. Betrayal legacy looks ok, but I haven't heard all that great things about Betrayal so not sure. Interested in how that one goes.
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    circumcision

    I appreciate your tact here. Yes, it's close to me, however I hope you know me well enough to know that I respect other people's beliefs and opinions, even if I don't share them, enough to be able to argue without taking offence. ? My idea of a "justified" circumcision is one that is medically advised. That's it. Full stop. If *medically* the opinion is that the benefits outweigh the risks, then it's justified. My sister did get medical opinion, from a rural practice that understood the situation. She is also an RN (now a CN) and has a good understanding herself of the risks, however still sought doctor's advice. And that was to proceed with the procedure. As I mentioned, my own son is not circumcised. I didn't see a need as my situation is different. It is still a choice - even when medically advised. But then, everything ultimately comes down to choice. The bottom line is that as a parent you try to do what you think is best. You will get it wrong sometimes, but by seeking advice and weighing up the factors, you have to do what you feel is the best thing. In this case, she felt it was best. I'm not going to say it was or it wasn't, or that I was "better" for making a different choice. I'm just trying to show a situation where there is a differing line of thought to the black and white "it's wrong or it's right".
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    circumcision

    There are VERY valid reasons. My sister had constant UTI's for years before her husband was circumcised (as an adult). He had UTIs and multiple infections in very sensitive places. She didn't want her son to go through what he did, especially if he chose to stay on the land as an adult. It was an informed, medically relevant decision. Which is very valid.
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    circumcision

    Not always. As I mentioned, my sister is in a working cattle farm. They often go for days while mustering with minimal water for washing. Her husband had to be done as adult to address the issues it caused. That wasn't pretty. In the city that's generally true. In the country, not always.
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    circumcision

    It's personal choice so shouldn't be illegal. There are some VERY good clinical reasons for circumcision. My sister's son is circumcised due to her living on a working cattle farm. They go bush regularly and so they cannot keep the hygiene levels to what would be considered normal. So the medical advice was to circumcise to prevent infections. So she did. Without a medical reason however, I see no reason for it. And religious reasons shouldn't be considered reasons. To make it illegal would be actually causing harm. EDIT: personally I wouldn't do it except for the above reasons. My son is not circumcised as i didn't see a need.
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    The Atomicans Discord

    I've jumped on and ChildofChaos has put up his hand to give Smadge a hand with the setup stuff (he's been using Discord for a while now). For anyone nostalgic for the old IRC days, it should be fun. I doubt it will be as busy as it got back then though... ? Hopefully we can look at some discord events in future as well if people are interested. coooooooooooool ?
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    Some great reads

    Discworld is only full of ludicrous humor on the surface. Underneath, it's actually full of biting social commentary (especially about English social politics, however most of it can be related to many countries worldwide) and human psychology. It's also a commentary on many socio-political areas and cultural (and pop-culture) oddities and treasures. Pratchett takes aim at everything from the Catholic Church, Hollywood, Rock music, Postal service, Banking/Finance, Railways, Asian Culture and Australia to War, Peace, Death and life itself. He often highlights the absurdities of human beings and human society while showing all the good stuff too. My favourite discworld is Feet of Clay where Pratchett asks "Who puts the words in your head". That sat me back on my heels and made me really think. I then went back and re-read many of the earlier books and realised just how deep they go. My current reading is nowhere near as philosophical or deep. ? I'm working my way through the Nate Temple series by Shayne Silvers (kinda reminds me of the Dresden Files meets James Bond). I'm also studying ITSM related texts (Problem and Change mainly) for work. Oh - and I have a copy of the whole Maze Runner series in real paper books sitting near my bed waiting for me.
  22. Chaos.Lady

    Did something just happen?

    Now there's a thought...
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    The most special people

    *Waits for Nich to weigh in with a "it's actually pee yellow" comment here... ? I think he drinks too much Berocca myself... ?
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    The most special people

    Wow. This is the same argument Nich and I have been having for about a month now ever since the colours changed. He has awful taste in colours BTW. ?. I wanted more colour palette and he kept dragging me back to boring. ?
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    So - who's around these days?

    If you want your original account back just PM either myself or Nich with details of what your original email address was and we can fix it for you.
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