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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Jeff Flake Hate Thread
« Last post by Cain on Today at 12:10:16 am »
So, is he just attention seeking? It's the only explanation I have at this point, he simpy loves seeing his name in print.
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Apple Talk / Re: Let's start our own newsfeed, without blackjack or hookers
« Last post by Cain on Today at 12:00:13 am »
This year's mandatory global cat video watching day is a huge success.  Many thanks to internet giants for putting pressure on employers and governments to make this an official holiday.
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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Last post by Cain on Yesterday at 11:55:58 pm »
funny you should mention it, I just started a new Dual Weapon rogue in Inquisition. What do you think are the go-to perks I should take?

Depends heavily on the specialization.  I would always recommend putting a lot of points in the Sabotage tree though, when you can afford to, especially the left hand side.  Leeching Poison will keep you in the fight for much longer, and Lost in the Mist is heavily underrrated (the poison cloud that appears when you kill poisoned enemies will also give you stacks of Elusive.  Since you are in melee range, this will keep constant re-applying stacks on your character).  Also stealth, evasion and evade are mandatory.

For a low level, pre-Skyhold build, the one I used in the videos should cover you.  Stealth, Evasion, Evade.  Poison Weapons/Leeching Poison.  Twin Fangs, Dance of Death, Flank Attack and Skirmisher.  Any extra points to whatever you'd like (Shadow Strike is nice).

For a Tempest, I would only take Flank Attack/Skirmisher, Twin Fangs and Dance of Death, more for the utility than the damage in all cases.  Your real bread and butter should be Throwing Blades, with the Precision Targeting upgrade, and the Flask of Fire with the no cooldown upgrade.  Hit the flask of fire, hit poison, spam the throwing blades and if the enemy doesn't die, hit the Lightning Flask and go in for the kill.  Throwing Blades are also affected by the Pincushion passive from the Archery tree, which does not require you to be using a bow to benefit from.  Equipment wise, I'd focus on a mix of Cunning and Dexterity boosting gear, to increase both crit chances and crit damage.

For an Artificer, the power of spam is key.  The more hits you can do, the more chances to crit, the lower the cooldowns, the more stamina you get back.  So you want to go down the left hand side of the Dual Dagger tree, to get Spinning Blades and Neverending spin.  In Sabotage, you want to get Caltrops and then Looked Like It Hurt.  This is the key passive, along with the Artificer Opportunity Knocks perk.  Combine the two, and every time you (or an ally) crit, you get a 0.5 cooldown bonus, and 10 stamina back.  Cunning-boosting equipment will give you a higher chance to crit, so prioritise that until you can get them reliably.  Once you can, consider using the Sigil of the Great Bear, since you wont have stamina management issues, and then take Elemental Mines along with Throw Everything.  You might want to take anti-seizure medication before doing this, even if you don't suffer from seizures.  You must also name your character Michael Bay.

For the assassin, it's all about getting back into stealth.  I Was Never Here eliminates the stealth cooldown on a kill, and Knife in the Shadows grants automatic criticals when attacking from stealth.  So for the assassin, stacking dexterity boosting/crit damage equipment is the key.  You'll hit as hard as you can with that first attack, and likely kill them outright.  You can then go back into stealth and repeat.  Skirmisher/Flank Attack gives you a second way of getting into stealth, Dance of Death will keep your stamina up.  Later on, Deathblow/Thrill of Victory will allow you to follow up your first attack with something that is very likely to kill.  Poison weapons and the clouds they produce are an excellent bonus, as you can draw the enemy into them, then vanish back into stealth, and they will stand around like idiots, taking constant poison damage.  However, do not take the Clinging Shadows upgrade on Stealth, it has messy interactions with I Was Never Here and can prevent you from getting stealth back when you need it.  Lost in the Shadows is more useful, I would only toggle the Clinging Shadows upgrade when fighting a dragon, which can pull you out of stealth regardless.  Mark of Death is also awesome, and along with Potions of Might (+100% crit damage bonus) pushes the assassin into "crazy damage" territory - Poison Weapons, Stealth, Hidden Blades (upgraded to Overkill), Mark of the Rift and an early detonation can do over 60,000 damage.  The assassin is also the best class for using the Bosun's Blade - the 500% damage bonus from behind is noticeable, and if you're not soloing, you should always be attacking from behind while the tank grabs the attention.
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China has brought its third fusion reactor online, and will be shutting down another five coal-fired power plants.
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Apple Talk / Re: Let's start our own newsfeed, without blackjack or hookers
« Last post by Faust on Yesterday at 11:38:06 pm »
A rare linked video of Klaus Nomi singing a cover of "I will survive". It's got novelty, but you'll never watch it again after liking this status.
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High Weirdness / Is This Really Necessary?
« Last post by Brother Mythos on Yesterday at 11:12:02 pm »
Titanic II resumes construction after financial holdup, plans to finally set sail in 2022

As per the article:

“Blue Star Line never let go.

The Titanic II is set to make its two-week maiden voyage in 2022, and construction of the replica recently resumed after a financial dispute held up the $500 million project for several years.

The ship, which will feature the same cabin layout as the original, will sail from Dubai to Southampton, England and then on to New York, tracing the North Atlantic route of its doomed namesake, which sunk on April 12,1912, less than three hours after sideswiping an iceberg.”

Here's a link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2018/10/22/titanic-ii-sail-original-ships-fateful-route-2022-maiden-voyage/1725540002/
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Aneristic Illusions / UNLIMITED Jeff Flake Hate Thread
« Last post by Doktor Howl on Yesterday at 11:02:35 pm »
This thread is to capture the whining and mush-mouthing of my senator, Jeff Flake.  You may remember him as Jeff "I hate this but I have to vote for it" Flake.

He's at it again:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-sen-jeff-flake-‘i-don’t-know-if-i-believed’-brett-kavanaugh/ar-BBONDBD?ocid=spartanntp
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its pretty cool how cats can talk now


                                                                My penis is in fine working condition!
                                                              /
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                 _uP~"b          d"u,
                dP'   "b       ,d"  "o
               d"    , `b     d"'    "b
              l] [    " `l,  d"       lb
              Ol ?     "  "b`"=uoqo,_  "l
            ,dBb "b        "b,    `"~~TObup,_
          ,d" (db.`"         ""     "tbc,_ `~"Yuu,_
        .d" l`T'  '=                      ~     `""Yu,
      ,dO` gP,                           `u,   b,_  "b7
     d?' ,d" l,                           `"b,_ `~b  "1
   ,8i' dl   `l                 ,ggQOV",dbgq,._"  `l  lb
  .df' (O,    "             ,ggQY"~  , @@@@@d"bd~  `b "1
 .df'   `"           -=@QgpOY""     (b  @@@@P db    `Lp"b,
.d(                  _               "ko "=d_,Q`  ,_  "  "b,
Ql         .         `"qo,._          "tQo,_`""bo ;tb,    `"b,
qQ         |L           ~"QQQgggc,_.,dObc,opooO  `"~~";.   __,7,
qp         t\io,_           `~"TOOggQV""""        _,dg,_ =PIQHib.
`qp        `Q["tQQQo,_                          ,pl{QOP"'   7AFR`
  `         `tb  '""tQQQg,_             p" "b   `       .;-.`Vl'
             "Yb      `"tQOOo,__    _,edb    ` .__   /`/'|  |b;=;.__
                           `"tQQQOOOOP""`"\QV;qQObob"`-._`\_~~-._
                                """"    ._        /   | |oP"\_   ~\ ~\_~\
                                        `~"\ic,qggddOOP"|  |  ~\   `\~-._
                                          ,qP`"""|"   | `\ `;   `\   `\
                               _        _,p"     |    |   `\`;    |    |
       unknown                 "boo,._dP"       `\_  `\    `\|   `\   ;
                                 `"7tY~'            `\  `\    `|_   |
                                                      `~\  |


:lulz::mittens::lulz:
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Apple Talk / Re: Let's start our own newsfeed, without blackjack or hookers
« Last post by Cramulus on Yesterday at 09:00:02 pm »
its pretty cool how cats can talk now


                                                                My penis is in fine working condition!
                                                              /
                  ;,_            ,
                 _uP~"b          d"u,
                dP'   "b       ,d"  "o
               d"    , `b     d"'    "b
              l] [    " `l,  d"       lb
              Ol ?     "  "b`"=uoqo,_  "l
            ,dBb "b        "b,    `"~~TObup,_
          ,d" (db.`"         ""     "tbc,_ `~"Yuu,_
        .d" l`T'  '=                      ~     `""Yu,
      ,dO` gP,                           `u,   b,_  "b7
     d?' ,d" l,                           `"b,_ `~b  "1
   ,8i' dl   `l                 ,ggQOV",dbgq,._"  `l  lb
  .df' (O,    "             ,ggQY"~  , @@@@@d"bd~  `b "1
 .df'   `"           -=@QgpOY""     (b  @@@@P db    `Lp"b,
.d(                  _               "ko "=d_,Q`  ,_  "  "b,
Ql         .         `"qo,._          "tQo,_`""bo ;tb,    `"b,
qQ         |L           ~"QQQgggc,_.,dObc,opooO  `"~~";.   __,7,
qp         t\io,_           `~"TOOggQV""""        _,dg,_ =PIQHib.
`qp        `Q["tQQQo,_                          ,pl{QOP"'   7AFR`
  `         `tb  '""tQQQg,_             p" "b   `       .;-.`Vl'
             "Yb      `"tQOOo,__    _,edb    ` .__   /`/'|  |b;=;.__
                           `"tQQQOOOOP""`"\QV;qQObob"`-._`\_~~-._
                                """"    ._        /   | |oP"\_   ~\ ~\_~\
                                        `~"\ic,qggddOOP"|  |  ~\   `\~-._
                                          ,qP`"""|"   | `\ `;   `\   `\
                               _        _,p"     |    |   `\`;    |    |
       unknown                 "boo,._dP"       `\_  `\    `\|   `\   ;
                                 `"7tY~'            `\  `\    `|_   |
                                                      `~\  |
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Human rights expo a smashing success. China to lead expansion of humanitarian aid to SE Asia. North and South Korea reconciliation well under way. Tibet free to be as weird as it wants. Hong Kong declared an independent state, signs trade pact bridging the Eastern and Western economic spheres. Overall a glorious 2018!
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