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#186639 Strategy Reboots

Posted Thorondor on 12 April 2021 - 11:48 AM

Well, NoX, I don't know how wise it is to ask for it, but I probably wouldn't be able to pass up a real comeback of the Dune franchise.

There's just so much flavour (spice? Posted Image) in that universe that it could stand to be brought back in style in an RTS with all of today's trimmings both in graphical and mechanical terms (AI, pathfinding, UI, non-linear branching, 3D terrain impact, and territorial control).

Realistically, of course, licensing is going to be the big problem standing in the way of making it happen; I doubt the IP holders will allow it.

While there's life there's hope I guess. Posted Image

#186241 Bargain!

Posted Thorondor on 22 March 2021 - 04:21 PM

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GoG's Spring sale has now begun, as announced here. To last until the 5th of April.

p.s.: XCOM 2 is 92% off!

#186001 Random junk found online

Posted Thorondor on 08 March 2021 - 09:54 AM


Every RPG progression ever:

At level 1 you can’t kill a rat. At level 50, Satan is your bitch.


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#185477 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 05 February 2021 - 09:32 AM

To bring on the full gamut in Zombie trust for the final cut! ;)

Things are looking up already with this starting lineup. No shortage of options there and I imagine you'll even have some preset mixes to go when the time comes.

Speaking of which, it's just a little over a week to :wub: day so keep it up!

#185285 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 26 January 2021 - 09:49 AM

Yeah, Zombie, I've heard about the, shall we say, logistics issues that are hampering things on your side of the pond.

Can't say we're not struggling with containment problems of our own, what with medical personnel pushed to their limits, rushed vaccination of risk groups, ambulances lining up at hospital entrances waiting to be allowed in, running out of room for both the ailing and those already lost, and to top it all off, somehow dealing with the recently surfaced new strains of the thing making the rounds all over the globe.

Big pharma is already talking about the development of "boosters" to properly tackle the latest variants, so, overall, I can absolutely agree it's not a pretty picture, to put it mildly, no matter where we happen to be.

I guess ultimately there's only so much we can do on a personal level really, being responsible in our behaviour, to remain safe and ensure the safety of others to an extent, with or without governmental intervention. If we can do that we'll at least have contributed to the solution instead of adding to the problem.

Just do your bit, keep your wits about you and take care, Zombie.

#185271 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 25 January 2021 - 10:31 AM

No cold snap can capture Zombie's greenhouse - snow and ice will slide real nice and no cause shall there be to even grouse. Posted Image

Marketing aside, it's great to see it in such good shape still. It shows how good of a job you actually did overall.

Even without any pics to show for it (for the obvious reason stated) you shone a light all the same on the overall issue of lighting and even paying for an electrician to deal with some of it won't moot the long term benefits in terms of costs.

I see you're still flexing those caulking skills to good effect too, successfully countering the way of the exploding fists! Posted Image

Business-wise, I can only hope you don't stay boxed in overmuch, as the "bug" spreading hasn't really abated and repeated lockdowns - over on this end at least - are expected to easily last for well over another month.

#185060 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 06 January 2021 - 03:43 PM

To take a little stroll back:

So yeah, Zombie, the yo-yo was at some point in the 90's sort of cool I suppose but probably not the plainer variety MicroProse went for.

It would be leaps and bounds more fashionable and with-the-times to be carrying, say, a Game Boy then. Though that spoke to status as well of course.

In any case, you can always just put on one of those Maxell buttons to become instantly Super! Posted Image

#185058 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 05 January 2021 - 09:36 PM

That's why they call a long haul delivery, Zombie. ;)

That must have been one of the longest waits for something to land on your doorstep, but it was worth it for the novelty item you ended up getting. A yo-yo of all things!

I'm thinking they figured - how about seeding brand placement among kids? The sooner you get them into the fold the better. :P

#185030 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 31 December 2020 - 03:10 PM

Looking over your pristine Russian TFTD PSX scans Zombie, I find it only too fitting that the soldier on the back is still aptly named Tough Guy. :D

Other than that, your New Year resolutions for further content upload are also duly noted. ;)

#185027 Happy New Year

Posted Thorondor on 31 December 2020 - 12:27 PM

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It's time to Boogie-Woogie like it's 2021. May this be a far better New Year for us all! Posted Image

#185014 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 28 December 2020 - 10:40 AM

Good to see you're back in business hardware-wise, Zombie. Posted Image

On the software front, looking at that PC Guide Interactive stuff, I'm kind of surprised I've never come across BlueByte's Extreme Assault. In fact, I just found out from Wikipedia that Incubation even shared that game's "3D" engine.

Always refreshing too is to see splash guarantees that your CD is "Virus Free". Posted Image

Given the rather trustworthy source I'd frankly likely be more wary of bloatware with all that they crammed in there, should it not run on the disc itself and require an install on the PC's HDD.

Fingers crossed for the postal services to get their act together while still in 2020 because inebriation from New Year celebrations surely isn't going to help them finally get things sorted in a hurry. Posted Image

#185007 Random junk found online

Posted Thorondor on 25 December 2020 - 03:47 PM

#184993 Merry Christmas

Posted Thorondor on 24 December 2020 - 10:10 AM

Head count!!

Line up; on the double! Let's go, let's go let's go!

So... some of you actually managed to live up to your expert training and magnificent genetics. Maybe your pair of neurons is still playing ping-pong after all.

You fine specimens made it through without falling prey to the damned bugs. Good on you!

I could go on to tell you how much the Earth needs you all - Humanity's cradle thanks you and all of it?

But all you have on your minds right now is wetting your whistle and finding treats for your loved ones. So don't let me keep you from your eggnog, your reindeers and snowy vistas, sweethearts.

Just don't come crying to me for blaster bombs and like fireworks to go as I'm not allowing any off-premises.

Yes, you're that mentally challenged but you know I still love you, right my cherubs?

Now get off my sight. Faaaall the frack ouuut!! :cool:

#184942 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 18 December 2020 - 08:16 PM

Trusty old backroom workbench still deserves your loving attention I see, Zombie. Even scratches get preserved under the new glossy finish! Posted Image

About time you wrapped things up at the old boss's house too. Talk about generosity with your time and even the store's own paint supplies Posted Image - must have been a pretty good sell to be worth the extra pampering.

On the other hand, you're right indeed in seeking savings by going the way of the LED. It's going to take a little bit of doing that rewiring so it's good you're taking your time with research / prep work.

Just don't let yourself be tempted by the cheaper LED tubes because you can end up going through a bunch of those in a hurry if you're not careful.

So, may you find the light in 2021. Posted Image

#184774 Bargain!

Posted Thorondor on 10 December 2020 - 04:56 PM

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Pillars of Eternity - Definitive Edition and Tyranny - Gold Edition are currently free on the Epic Games store.