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by Metaphysician
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon X / Y
Replies: 50
Views: 19733

Re: Pokemon X / Y

I don't think SkarmBliss is that common these days. Gen 4 was not kind to it with the category/type split, and Gen 5 was even worse with psyshock. Both Skarmory and Blissey are still great OU pokemon, but they don't form the impenetrable wall that they used to. While Gen2 / Gen3 SkarmBliss level of...
by Metaphysician
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon X / Y
Replies: 50
Views: 19733

Re: Pokemon X / Y

Today I was breeding Ghastlies and got super lucky. My two 4 IV Ghastlies made a 6 IV ghastly. I'm planning on only using the 6IV for breeding because I really don't want to get scammed trading it, or trying to trade evolve it into Gengar to use in competitive battles.
by Metaphysician
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic
Replies: 31
Views: 8546

Re: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic

I'm in Alpha now. It's pretty fun. Buggy as all hell and a very limited card pool, but hey, it's alpha! I've been messing around putting together some decks etc. it's pretty fun so far... a lot of people are playing pretty bad decks so I'm winning a lot.
by Metaphysician
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon X / Y
Replies: 50
Views: 19733

Re: Pokemon X / Y

I was going strong in Pokemon X. I have a double battle team almost completely assembled with perfect IV pokemon. I've been scammed twice trying to trade for a 5IV Ghastly though and I'm out of perfect Timid Protean Froakies to trade so I guess it's back to the breeding board. I've never played comp...
by Metaphysician
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 89409

Re: Dota 2 : Dota Harder

If you ever play with a buddy, drow and vengeful spirit is a disgusting lane. Both take aura level one and max it, you get so much damage from both the auras stacking in lane. I find it pretty easy to start farming kills around level three, vengeful stuns, drow silences, this is normally a kill.
by Metaphysician
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

2. They don't want to add more bans, because then it would be easier to ban out players. The example used was Froggen's Anivia. If you had the bans for it, you just ban it 100% of the time, and you never get to see it. That's not fun for the fans. Professional players should have more than four or ...
by Metaphysician
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 255919

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

I played a Theros sealed 2hg pre release tournament with a friend and all I can say is wow. This limited format is intense. I had a blast and can't wait to play more.
by Metaphysician
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 89409

Re: Dota 2 : Dota Harder

I did in the early games but it never helped keep them pinned as much as frost arrow and extra damage does. I was thinking of putting it in at lvl4 maybe: 1 Precision, 2 Frost, 3 Precision, 4 Silence, 5 Frost, 6 Ult. That way I do a lot of damage, keep them slowed and have a silence too. I know it ...
by Metaphysician
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

I've watched a bit of Dota 2 but never played it; my only real problem with it is that the graphics just look so drab and uninteresting as a spectator. Everything blends together in a murk of grey-green (although I like the stronger stylistic differences between the two halves of the map than LoL)....
by Metaphysician
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 89409

Re: Dota 2 : Dota Harder

So I picked Dota 2 up again (I played a little during closed beta). My introduction to the genre was (like many) through League of Legends. I started playing Dota 2 because all my friends that played league quit, and I have a couple that play Dota 2. I just have to say that so far, I love this game...
by Metaphysician
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 89409

Re: Dota 2 : Dota Harder

So I picked Dota 2 up again (I played a little during closed beta). My introduction to the genre was (like many) through League of Legends. I started playing Dota 2 because all my friends that played league quit, and I have a couple that play Dota 2. I just have to say that so far, I love this game ...
by Metaphysician
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

Weeks wrote:
Adacore wrote:built-in voice comms
Sounds like an easy way to be harassed, never mind the technical difficulty of adding this feature (which I admit I know nothing about).


Dota 2 has it and I've found that people still prefer to harass through text. I haven't been harassed via voice chat once.
by Metaphysician
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 304069

Re: Diablo III

A real twist would be a bad guy that was an evil human that had unlocked his Nephalim powers and established despotic control of all Sanctuary and to cement his power in the universe was attempting to destroy both heaven and hell, throwing off the balance and removing all rival powers. Then you have...
by Metaphysician
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 706008

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Seems like whenever I check out the forums of any starcraft website, terrans think terrans are UP, toss think toss are UP, and zerg think zerg are UP.
by Metaphysician
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 255919

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

Hello everyone, I have several thousand magic cards in decent condition that I want to sell. They range from original edition ice age to...onslaught I think. If I wanted to sell them what would be the best way assuming I cataloged them into a spreadsheet or something? I think either Starcity Games ...
by Metaphysician
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 706008

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

I am so much better at watching SCII than playing it lol. I did play some ai matches today, beat easy twice, lost to medium once... such a noob. There is SO MUCH SHIT GOING ON.
by Metaphysician
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 706008

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Yep. The above build is how I started learning how to play Zerg in HotS. It is simple, direct, and reasonably resilient to my many, many screwups. (BTW: do NOT miss the first overlord at 10 after the pool/gas: missing that will easily cost you games you should win). I mostly play 3v3 and 4v4 with c...
by Metaphysician
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 706008

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Build orders are usually described by "when your supply is at X, do Y". As in "10 pool" means "when you have 10 supply, the next thing you do is build a spawning pool". In general, you fill in the "extra supply" with drones (ie, if you don't have something el...
by Metaphysician
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 706008

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

So I am a complete rts noob. I've played them before but never did anything good like using hotkeys so in general I have just been really bad at them. I want to play SCII multiplayer at some point, I just bought heart of the swarm and I am wondering about the best way of preparing to get into multip...
by Metaphysician
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

The actual players you're matched with aren't determined by the leagues, though, so it's really just completely aesthetic. Your hidden MMR will determine who you play with/against, so even if you're stuck in bronze league you can still be matched with people from diamond, if you're good enough. Tha...
by Metaphysician
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404483

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Picked up Tomb Raider on the cheap because it has been getting good reviews. My review of the first couple of hour's play: holy quick-time events, Batman! This game is stuffed full of them. At first it's like "press left-right-left-right" then suddenly it's "Press the F key! But not ...
by Metaphysician
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

I have been experiencing great success with Vayne in normal games (just bought the champion so I am playing normals with her to learn her). I feel like Vayne will also make me better at other AD carries because her kit is so focused on doing what AD carries do best. Early game it is possible to just...
by Metaphysician
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic
Replies: 31
Views: 8546

Re: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic

And heck, even where there are technically opportunities to play MTG, one's schedule might interfere. My Friday nights are already spoken for. FNM will never happen for me. The freedom to be able to find people to play with whenever I might want is a pretty huge plus for me. Exactly. The most diffi...
by Metaphysician
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

So I went on a 11-1 streak of ranked play the past 24 hours. Found a bronze 3 player in my boat, we agreed to duo and had a 100% rate. We overcame "ADC top or feed", we overcame a support sona who didn't buy wards or really have any idea how to play, we overcame a guy that never left his ...
by Metaphysician
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas Abortion Laws
Replies: 223
Views: 25782

Re: Texas Abortion Laws

Thomas thinks masturbation is worse because it's a sin against God, while rape and other forms of violence are sins against humans. I don't think he says anything about pregnancy in that passage. Sin is always against God. This is the definition of sin. Sin in the three Abrahamic religions is an ac...
by Metaphysician
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic
Replies: 31
Views: 8546

Re: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic

I think I'm going to have to give this game a try. I'm not giving them any money, because I'm not going to pay money to play a free to play game, but they've hit their goal anyway, so it doesn't matter. The truly free card games are few and far in between, the majority of them are pay-to-have-a-cha...
by Metaphysician
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

It is a unique and interesting experience to go 17-12-22 on Karthus and lose. We even had an Evelyn that had something like 24 kills.... problem was, our team didn't have tanks, even our Jax didn't build tanky at all. The game went late and their tanks got tankier and tankier, basically adding more ...
by Metaphysician
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

What do you use to get such a detailed match history. Just spectating! Replays do the same job if you get them to work right. It's been acting goofy for me. Also, my summoner name is smifcollege, and I am always interested in hearing a critique of my matches from a better player. What tier are you ...
by Metaphysician
Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

He has more losses than wins on his smurf account. I asked him why: He said horrible teammates. People can say this as much as they want, but it does not explain how you would lose more than you win in over 150 games. By the way, don't buy Liandry's Torment on Kassadin. He wants high burst damage. ...
by Metaphysician
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1142
Views: 176974

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Jorpho wrote:
Metaphysician wrote:Just bought FFVII on Steam. Nostalgia time.
You realize it is surely going to be discounted in the imminent Steam sale?


Yep but it was only like 12 bucks to begin with so what the hell right?
by Metaphysician
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

There is always more you could have done to win the game. A couple years back Saintviscious (professional junglier) had his elo hacked down to 0. Rather than have Riot reset his elo, he just played his way out of it, and streamed while he was doing it. I saw him get upwards of 65 kills in some match...
by Metaphysician
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1142
Views: 176974

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Just bought FFVII on Steam. Nostalgia time.
by Metaphysician
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

Well, my placement matches went horrible. I had a lot of AFKers and shit and it felt like I would never win a game. I managed to win only about 4 or 5 out of 10. I got placed in Bronze IV and was feeling really shitty about my playskill, and not being able to carry my teammates in the placement matc...
by Metaphysician
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

I find the most important thing to keep in mind when you've been counter picked in lane is that the most important thing is to not feed. Granted I play Karthus, Lux, and Twisted Fate in mid, the reason I was always attracted to those champions is that it's very easy to push your lane out a little, a...
by Metaphysician
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

Played a ranked solo queue. Got Karthus, I destroyed everything, had a full six item build (740+ap and 3300 hp.) by 30 minutes and carried my team to victory. It felt good.
by Metaphysician
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

I don't think there's anything particularly bad about smurfing. Play below level 30 is not as serious. Yeah, and I try to help my teammates learn about the game when I do it. For instance. The other day I taught a newbie Lux that he could detonate his E by tapping it again after he had already cast...
by Metaphysician
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

Oh my God the ping is 300 less on Oceania than North America! It's a wonder I had more than 10% win rate on NA seeing how smoothly this plays. Totally different game right? So I decided to try an experiment. I started a smurf account because I wanted to give myself a challenge (I know, sounds lame)...
by Metaphysician
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

Hm, I might try to do SR ranked this season. Would anyone want to duo with me? I suppose us forum folk could play some games together. Unless you're afraid we're gonna start bickering, because LoL tends to cause that...but I did play with skeptical scientist eons ago and he was really cool about it...
by Metaphysician
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

Rumble is also exceptionally good, but doesn't scale as well into late game. He can win against most top laners, does 2v1 well, easily gets fed. Good counter for malphite pick. One of Rumble's biggest benefits is his ult, though, and that's mostly good for well-coordinated teamfights. Although he c...
by Metaphysician
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 545897

Re: League of Legends

She has a shield that scales on AD, a stun and a ranged execute ultimate. I don't play her but I know some people that can do frickin' magic with her. Nice... sounds like my kind of gal. I mean I am familiar with the champion, just haven't really played top much, but I need to diversify and learn t...

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