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Shared publicly - Mon at 16:16

Star Trek Voyager/BSG intro mash-up. Nicely done!
Star Trek Voyager Battlestar Galactica style Opening
Star Trek Voyager opening in Battlestar Galactica style! Download link: http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view.php?id=856576&da=y No Copyright Infringement is intended.
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TiVO

Shared publicly - Mon at 14:58

Bunch of co-workers are sittin' next to me, talkin' Destiny. If I hadn't picked up Skyrim on Steam for $5 on Friday, I'd probably be insanely jealous right now.

As it is, I just want to go home and play Skyrim.
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Ismene Obligatory I used to be an adventurer like you....then I took a lightsaber to the knee
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Nimue Darn, did you have to mention that? I've been resisting that thing ever since it came out because I dislike Steam, but at that price... just failed my will save and bought it :-D
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TiVO Mwuahahaha! For mine is an evil laugh!
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Shared publicly - Sep 12, 14

I'm a level 15 web developer, apparently. ;-) Not too shabby for having started out at this roughly a year and a half ago!
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Dungeons & Developers

http://www.dungeonsanddevelopers.com/#_a2bde3hikmrsu_19_Your%2...

An RPG-style talent tree for web developers.

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Ismene This looks very neat :)
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Nimue Congrats! That was some fast levelling ;-)
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TiVO

Shared publicly - Sep 8, 14

Yup. Harry Potter has *ruined* a part of Star Wars for me.

I can no longer read the word "smuggle" without thinking someone has misspelled "muggle." The word looks so foreign to me now.
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TiVO

Shared publicly - Sep 8, 14

Indiana was a figment of Han Solo's imagination?! Mind. Blown. ;-)
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How the Indiana Jones Films Were Just a Dream by Han Solo

http://onewordlouder.com/2013/07/09/indianadream/

As everyone knows, at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, the rogue-ish and daring adventurer Han Solo (played by Harrison Ford) was encased in carbonite. This left him in a coma-like state of suspended animation for one year (in movie time), until the ev

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TiVO

Shared publicly - Sep 6, 14

One of these days I will own a set of gaming headphones that do not hurt my scalp or ears...
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Nimue Let me know when you find one, I'd be glad for a recommendation :)
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Kjara D'oh! :( What have you tried so far?
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TiVO Nothing serious, Kjara. For some reason, I have this aversion to spending more than $20 - $30 on a headset.
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Kjara Understandable, especially when the "serious" gaming headsets can get pretty pricy. I've had this one since SWTOR launch and I rather like it: [link] They have a corded version that (naturally) is cheaper. The one downside is that you can't charge and use it at the same time :/ But as long as I have it charged before an Ops or something, I've never had a problem with it lasting 4-5 hours in an evening.
TiVO I looked at those, Kjara, but there was a review that indicated they were pretty uncomfortable, especially with glasses. Do they get hard on your scalp and/or ears when you've been wearing them for a couple hours?
Kjara They really don't, which is surprising. I don't, however, wear glasses, and I imagine that could be a problem with many headsets. :/ Re: the reviews, I actually find the comments about the headset being tight rather surprising -- I have a big enough head/thick enough hair that ladies' hats very often don't fit right, but my headset, if anything, is kinda loose. (Not to falling off, but it's definitely not tight.) Maybe some of that is breaking it in, I dunno.
Kjara (Ultimately, I suppose finding a comfy headset is just as personal as finding good shoes!)
TiVO That's a good point, I wish we could try on headsets like we can try on shoes.
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Shared publicly - Sep 4, 14

I can't remember the last time a video game trailer made me want to play the game this badly...
Destiny Live Action Trailer
Destiny Live Action Trailer
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TiVO

Shared publicly - Sep 4, 14

So, I'm very likely in the minority here, but while I love the housing that came with GSH, the whole Conquest thing is kind of starting to make me not want to log in. It's basically a rep grind with meager rewards that resets every week.

To be clear, no one in my guild home is in any way making me feel obligated to participate but myself. But it's such a great group of people to be a part of, I *want* to give back to that community with the same zeal that they've made me feel welcome and the enjoyment they've helped me find in the game, whether it be grouping up for Ops , helping me gear up, or joining in on some really good RP.

So, I feel bad for not wanting kill Commanders, or run around bopping 250 npcs and 25 turrets. I feel selfish for wanting to save my sparse collection of crafting mats for leveling gear for my alts, or not wanting to fill up my strongholds with trophies and chairs to get that Conquest Point bonus. I feel like I'm being unhelpful by wanting to just go off and level an alt or farm for a specific decoration I want instead of grouping up for dailies and weeklies that get us conquest points.

So yeah, just blah. I feel like I'm not being a team player here, and I guess if I don't log in, I can tell myself I'm not contributing because I'm in an "XCom mood" or a "Mass Effect mood" or something.
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AmonRe I get how you feel. Please keep in mind that one of our core guild motto's is "play in a way that is fun to you". If you don't think something is fun you don't have to participate. We are happy just having you around hanging out with us!
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Kjara I understand your feels. Half the time I feel like I can't contribute much because I don't have any 55s pub-side -- and I can't/won't speed-level my highest level character because I play her in a duo with a buddy whose availability is somewhat spotty. It *is* a grind, but the moment it involves doing something you don't want to do -- don't do it! That's how we roll :)
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Kjara (ahem, enter key) I think after this week, whether we win or not, we're going to have to take a break anyway, aside from gathering mats :p Even more so than last week -- when we still placed a comfortable 2nd while "taking it easy". I suppose what I'm getting at is, I don't expect the true grind feeling to last.
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Zayneil You're no less a team player if you don't wish to do the grind. I have a small confession, if during a conquest week I either feel burned out or see that most or all of the events are forms of play I dislike, I probably won't contribute much. I might do just enough to get one character up to the 25k or 35k that week, and that's it. As for actual decorating, don't feel obligated to fill a home with random junk to get each place to 100 percent completion. Decorate logically/ICly. Z'lanna's is mostly done other then I want a few more wall coverings, and she's maybe at 58 percent done. Zay's is done other then if I win or make some odd or weird item, and his is at 85 percent. And so forth. My total bonus all four homes combined is maybe 61 percent right now. It will go up some, I still have a bit more I want to do on Tatooine and Dromund Kaas, but it may never get close to 100. If it does, it will be because I decorated the homes to fit the main owner/decorator's tastes in RP first, not to fill them up so I have a huge bonus.
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Zayneil Or the tl;dr: Do what you wish to do first. If it also helps with conquests, great! If not, no-one is going to scream "not a team player". We have, and always will have ways of being team players that don't involved guild conquests. Like doing pvp, RP, flashpoints, starfighter, etc...it's yet another aspect of play this guild participates in.
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Ismene No one will be judging anyone for what they choose to do with their time in game to have fun. Do what you like, and don't worry about what you don't :)
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Nimue I know what you mean - it is a bit daunting to see all those objectives each week, and I can understand feeling a bit pressured to contribute even if no one says anything. But play time is limited and too valuable to be wasted on something you don't enjoy, so go ahead and do the things that are fun for you!
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Mermia You're not alone! I don't craft (still don't understand that stuff!), my most decorated stronghold is at around 36% (I don't have Tatooine and none of my strongholds are completely unlocked), and my highest leveled character just got to 50. I'll certainly help where I can (i.e., giving away my mats because I have quite a bit and have no idea what to do with them other than craft and RE). One thing I love about this guild is you can choose what you participate in and everyone will still love and accept you. Cheer up, bucko! ^_^
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Bokuden You do give back by being here and having fun in the game in any way you see fit. I just discovered the section last night with all the objectives and thought, 'holy crap! there would be no time to do anything else!' I joined a group last night on Makeb to kill imp NPC's it was a lot of fun. Will I do it every time? More than likely no and that will be perfectly fine. As with everything here, similar to the flagship fund raiser, you contribute what you can without diminishing your experience with the game or your ability to enjoy it. As always just have fun with the game in the ways that are fun for you.
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TiVO Thanks guys. :)
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Kang One thing that I really love about this guild is the variety of players who enjoy so many different aspects of the game or have their own level of casual or competitive nature. The guild conquests are there for the more competitive players but if our more competitive players didn't have a casual side to them, they wouldn't be in this guild. :) If you looked at that as not contributing then technically, the 80+ guild members that weren't there Wednesday night or anyone who ever spent a minute RPing instead of grinding was not contributing. But no one is being judged for that. For me personally, I look at the conquests as something that makes it easier for me to decide what I want to do each week in a game where it's still daunting of all the things there are to do. I do the commander killing and base hunting because I just personally have a blast seeing the guild coming together and invading bases, seeing one of our stealthers play the role of scout and us pvpers standing guard of ambushers. It feels so Star Wars-y. But that's just me and what I find fun. Quite frankly, if everyone wanted to do the same thing, it would be so *boring*. At the same time, I don't take part in crafting, things that I don't find enjoyable or things that I just don't feel like doing at that time. I think what I'm trying to get at is don't feel bad, feel free to completely ignore the conquest stuff if it's not your thing and like Boku said, your mere existence within the guild is all the "contribution" you need :)
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TiVO

Shared publicly - Aug 28, 14

Reeeeaaaaally starting to get tired of Enjin interpreting the "enter" keystroke as a submit button.
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Kjara :( Between forums and messaging apps, I've developed this weird uncertainty of when to use Enter and when to use ctrl+Enter. In IM, #1 will send and #2 will give a line break... in Thunderbird, #1 will give a line break and #2 will send ;D Argh!
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TiVO Yup. I'm like:
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TiVO

Shared publicly - Aug 26, 14

My wife saved her dimes and bought herself her first console, an N-64, when she was just a wee lass. Her older brothers would come into *her* room to play on it.

One of the many reasons why I love her. :)
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Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming

http://www.dailydot.com/geek/adult-women-largest-gaming-demogr...

Congratulations, gamer girls-you're officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Wom

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TiVO As a side note, she still owns me at MarioKart, but only on the N-64 (she's kept it all these years), I can whup her on the Wii version. Which is probably why we only own the N-64 version. ;-)
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TiVO

Shared publicly - Aug 24, 14

Rant: I would be so much more inclined to play PvP if I could exclude Huttball.

That is all.
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Kang Once you get the hang of your class's role and capabilities in huttball, it becomes a lot of fun. I hated huttball at first but now I don't mind it. Pulling off that one thing that really helps your team score is incredibly satisfying. The only problems are one, you need a coordinated team and pugs don't provide that and two, the game has no tutorial or guide to show you how to play it (like all the pvp warzones). PVP would be in such a majorly better state if the game actually showed both how to properly gear for WZs and how to actually play them effectively.
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TiVO

Shared publicly - Aug 18, 14

So, I've recently started delving into the individual, as well as collaborative, fiction written by my guildies, and it's like opening up such an amazing new world to me.

I have to be honest, I've shied away from fan-fiction type stuff similar to this in the past because I had this misconception that it'd be a bunch of Mary Sue stuff. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Some of the writing is on par with stuff you'd pick up at a bookstore, and the stories have all been so very enjoyable. It's also been incredibly inspirational, I'm chomping at the bit to get writing about my own characters now!
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Ismene Can't wait to see more about your characters, they are fascinating! It's so awesome when a new chapter of Coalescence comes out :D
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Blindmachine Writing for characters is a great way to explore stories & storylines that you otherwise can't delve into due to game constraints. I find it a lovely way to not only practice writing techniques, but also to have fun with characters before throwing them into the wild.
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Mermia Agreed. This guild rocks with all the amazing writers lurking about! I probable learned more about writing from reading all the stories in the Library, and from collaborating with the 13th. Holler if you ever want to collaborate! Mermia and Vanti are just a comlink away. Of course there's always the 7 other characters I have floating around.
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Nimue I love your writing! Glad to see you've decided to do more of it. Coalescence has been very intriguing so far, and I'm looking very forward to seeing what you'll do in the collaborative threads.
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Nimue Forgot to add, let me know if you'd like to collaborate, I have several characters on both sides of the fence waiting to be explored :)
TiVO

Shared publicly - Aug 15, 14

The little exclamation mark in the lower right corner of my screen is telling me that there is one new notification. But when I click on it, it's all like "haha, fooled you! Nothing here!"

Every page I go to, it keeps taunting me. It gets me every time...
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TiVO

Shared publicly - Aug 7, 14

I've not played everything that FFG has put out, but what I have played, I've been impressed with. I'm sure I'll be giving this a try at some point.
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Fantasy Flight Games [XCOM: The Board Game - Description] - Publisher of a variety of tabletop games including: board games, card games, miniatures games, and roleplaying games.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm=2...

XCOM: The Board Game is a cooperative board game of global defense for one to four players. Placed in command of the elite military organization known as XCOM, you and your friends must find some means to turn back an escalating alien invasion.

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TiVO

Shared publicly - Aug 1, 14

My wife just whupped me at Age of Empires 2. She is so hot right now.
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