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Other Games and Interests / Re: Diablo 3 Big Patch Incoming
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:57:05 pm »
Confirmed for Friday. Beware the DDOS though.

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TG Sports! / Re: TG Fantasy Football 2014
« on: August 26, 2014, 12:35:15 pm »
Manning at No. 1 was a big surprise (at least to me). The delta between top running backs and lower tier is large, but the delta between top QBs and mid-tier is not as large, especially as you only start 1 QB but can start three running backs.

I was pretty happy getting 3 starting RBs. Not terribly pleased with Kap and Davis, but if the Niners have a good year passing then I ought to be well set-up. As a Niners fan I get to root for my guys, even though I would have preferred Foles (who Thranx stole about 20 picks ahead of where he "should" have gone), and would have not picked Davis if I didn't have a 60-something pick and he was still on the board.

One observation on the league - injuries will be devastating to anyone who gets afflicted with them. Depth will be a big concern going forward.

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TG Sports! / Re: TG Fantasy Football 2014
« on: August 26, 2014, 01:59:08 am »
With 17 teams, it's going to be interesting; it looks like not everyone is getting a bye week, which is pretty screwy if you ask me. Not sure how that affects the final outcome.

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General Discussion / Re: Why is there Canadian bacon on my Whopper?
« on: August 25, 2014, 08:26:52 pm »
This is weird, Tims is already somehow associated with Wendy's, they often have Tims and Wendy's in the same building.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ8ViYIeH04

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TG Sports! / Re: TG Fantasy Football 2014
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:09:52 pm »
So I can probably make the first few rounds but will need to let autopick happen later.

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General Discussion / Re: My Fridge I Ready for PAX
« on: August 24, 2014, 04:37:37 pm »
If I was coming, it would be titled, "Ready for the First Night at PAX." :torynn:

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Other Games and Interests / Re: Path of Exile 1.2 Out
« on: August 24, 2014, 03:45:24 pm »
Dak, how can I get in touch with you in-game? Would like to get invited to the guild/clan/whatever and start grouping up if possible - the grind for gear is getting tough solo.

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Other Games and Interests / Re: Path of Exile 1.2 Out
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:08:10 pm »
I'll be playing for most of the day if anyone is on and wants to play. I'm 42ish in Rampage, playing a molten strike scion. I'm mostly making up the skill points as I go.

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Other Games and Interests / Re: Path of Exile 1.2 Out
« on: August 21, 2014, 10:28:13 am »
I did one last night that was pretty easy. Got a ton of experience that boosted me a level and a half.

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TG Sports! / Re: [TGFF] Draft Night Poll
« on: August 21, 2014, 10:26:42 am »
Mondays are the worst days for me as I'm in the office and have to deal with commuting, and I would not be home at any time listed on those Mondays. However, I work from home Tuesday/Wednesday so I'm agnostic to either day.

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Other Games and Interests / Re: Path of Exile 1.2 Out
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:40:36 pm »
I was thinking Scion spectral throw myself, even though it got nerfed.

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Star Citizen / Re: M50 in Hangar Tomorrow
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:27:16 pm »
Also for the record, I'm not saying Blank is wrong or that tactic won't work. I'm arguing the risk vs. reward factor of it given the known limitations in large engagements. In smaller engagements, I do think it would work, though running too far ahead of support can definitely be a problem for that type of craft.

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Star Citizen / Re: M50 in Hangar Tomorrow
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:23:54 pm »
Hayt, I think maybe u missed my intent.  A tackler isn't going against those targets in any type of solo venture. If u have a battle going, u have commander who will designate a primary target and possibly a secondary or even tertiary if the scale is larger. The role of a m50 would be to lockdown those targets from speeding out of range or attempting to jump drive away, not deal any significant damage. The enemy will attempt to kill the m50 if the value of the targets is worth the effort, this making it a highrisk/suicidal role.

You played Eve Online huh? I knew what you meant by tackler.


Hayt, I think maybe u missed my intent.  A tackler isn't going against those targets in any type of solo venture. If u have a battle going, u have commander who will designate a primary target and possibly a secondary or even tertiary if the scale is larger. The role of a m50 would be to lockdown those targets from speeding out of range or attempting to jump drive away, not deal any significant damage. The enemy will attempt to kill the m50 if the value of the targets is worth the effort, this making it a highrisk/suicidal role.

Maybe for un-escorted bombers or Freelancers. I don't think it would be efficient to send 3-4 M50s against a Connie or Idris, and they would definitely have a hard time against pilots in more heavily-armed fighters, assuming equal skill.

You would have to consider that SC engagements would be limited to a number of ships per instance, and that would limit the amount of ships you can bring to bear. Efficiency will be a key component of engagements in addition to roles, so throwing away a fighter on a diversion would gain time but could very well put you behind in terms of force for the main engagement. I can see the value of what you're saying, but I think it's very situational.

I think he means when you travel in a pack you send one fast ship to tackle (warp disruptor set up) a connie (for example) so the slower members can catch up and nuke it down.

Personally i wouldnt use a racer type either for some reason they seem very glassy to me.

Still, that's a 1 v 3-5 situation, and it's still situational. I haven't seen anything saying there's a cruise disruptor either, though I would imagine taking damage probably kicks you out of it, and if the M50 gets destroyed then you lose that disruptor as well as the ship for a time, and maybe you don't even get the Connie.

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Star Citizen / Re: M50 in Hangar Tomorrow
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:08:51 pm »
Hayt, I think maybe u missed my intent.  A tackler isn't going against those targets in any type of solo venture. If u have a battle going, u have commander who will designate a primary target and possibly a secondary or even tertiary if the scale is larger. The role of a m50 would be to lockdown those targets from speeding out of range or attempting to jump drive away, not deal any significant damage. The enemy will attempt to kill the m50 if the value of the targets is worth the effort, this making it a highrisk/suicidal role.

Maybe for un-escorted bombers or Freelancers. I don't think it would be efficient to send 3-4 M50s against a Connie or Idris, and they would definitely have a hard time against pilots in more heavily-armed fighters, assuming equal skill.

You would have to consider that SC engagements would be limited to a number of ships per instance, and that would limit the amount of ships you can bring to bear. Efficiency will be a key component of engagements in addition to roles, so throwing away a fighter on a diversion would gain time but could very well put you behind in terms of force for the main engagement. I can see the value of what you're saying, but I think it's very situational.

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Star Citizen / Re: M50 in Hangar Tomorrow
« on: August 19, 2014, 11:44:31 am »
Essentially those capital ships, connies, haulers and the like would be your priority. U also have to think about m50 size, u may can shoot a duck/eend down with a shotgun but it's much more difficult to hit a dragonfly/libelle. It can be done but the chances and time required are greatly in the tacklers favor. That being said, the LTI is key bed use you do get put Into a suicidal role in the battles.

Let's not overstate the importance of insurance in general. Yes, you will want it, but it's not going to mean you instantly get a new ship. All of your non-stock equipment will be gone, presumably at a pretty hefty cost, and the replacement ship isn't immediate. Whether it's minutes, hours, or even days, there will be a period where you don't have the ship available to you. I think suiciding would be a more situational aspect of an engagement rather than a common tactic.

A disciplined crew and pilot will ignore targets that aren't as much of a threat and go after the bigger problems. An M50 versus a Connie is not good odds for the M50 if he goes in, but the Connie should NEVER chase the M50. Fend him off, keep him at a distance, maybe fire a missile or two at him to keep him busy, but you should be lumbering to your primary objective. Ideally, you have your own M50s in that engagement (or 350rs) to assist in keeping them busy.

The important thing is battle is to not be dictated to, but to dictate the flow yourself. If we are constantly reacting to the enemy, then we are on the backfoot. We have to make them react to us, and execute what we want. Make the enemy re-prioritize those M50s to defend, strip them of their usefulness by limiting the area of engagement to a much smaller zone so there isn't room for them to use their speed, force the M50s/350rs to take bad engagements, and so on.

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