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Entertainment / Re: Zynthia - Fiction writings
« Last post by Houseman on Today at 09:17:46 PM »
Thank you for the criticism and for the recommendation of the subreddit, I'll check it out!
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Entertainment / Re: Halo Online MS23 Build Download Links
« Last post by Arnox on Today at 05:48:21 PM »
Magnet links for Base game & Full game.
Also ElDewrito Updater (Base game turns into Full game).

https://boards.fireden.net/vg/thread/215367335/#215367651

While I'll allow this, please try to post only direct download links as torrents of MS23 are already so easy to find. Also, torrents are unsafe as anyone can openly see your IP and this allows companies to issue you cease and desist through your ISPs.
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Entertainment / Re: Zynthia - Fiction writings
« Last post by Vendor-Lazarus on Today at 05:12:13 PM »
Pretty good.
I read a lot of HFY (see footnote) Sci-Fi and Fantasy on reddit and this could be very well received there. They are no strangers to new writers and the spirit of camaraderie creates a good atmosphere for spell-checkers, constructive criticism and writing tips & techniques.

My own constructive critique would be that I find the start involves a little bit too much introspective and descriptive thoughts. Together with an overly verbose manner of text. The flowery language could perhaps be condensed and screened for just the basics needed to set up the world.
Other than that, the middle and end was very well done, with dropping just enough hints to whet the appetite, which is then followed through with just enough info to feel satisfied but leave room for more revelations.

Footnote https://old.reddit.com/r/HFY/;
( Observe the placement of the , and any following !, ?, ..., or the interrobang)
HFY are stories about humans being humans. Everything that makes us unique and special. From "Humanity, Fuck Yeah!" which involves epic victories against long odds or along such similar lines TO "Humanity Fuck, Yeah" which involves pancakes (don't ask, just..read.. ^^) and exotic aliens in saucy tales AND even HWTF (Humanity, what the fuck) about genocides, revenge and other things of a darker or more tragic nature.
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Entertainment / Re: Halo Online MS23 Build Download Links
« Last post by Vendor-Lazarus on Today at 04:41:43 PM »
Magnet links for Base game & Full game.
Also ElDewrito Updater (Base game turns into Full game).

https://boards.fireden.net/vg/thread/215367335/#215367651
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Entertainment / Re: I got back into Terraria
« Last post by Signa on Today at 04:36:22 PM »
Why Terraria and not Starbound?

I don't know Signa's reason, but my own personal one is that Starbound gets very bland very quickly.
No real incentive to build anything because all planets are the same yet different, and you are never there long enough.
It also clutters up your inventory with needlessly different colors of earth, sand and  mud. (would have been better with turning them into the same basic color in the inventory and simply adding a color options when gotten.)
The one thing it got going for it is the more straightforward take on gearing up and how bosses work, just a bit too short though.

Yeah, Starbound got bland, and that's after spending 1300 hours in Terraria.  The upgrade system is bland, the adventure is bland, the combat is not bland, but it depends on the weapons you just find rather than earn, and you can get OP to the point where all the common mobs are just bland.  Bland bland bland.

Also, the boss areas pissed me off because they wouldn't let you modify the terrain at all.  Part of what made Terraria great was you got to design your own arena.  Starbound just makes a pre-fab location for you to explore, which is the same no matter how many times you play it.

I didn't hate Starbound at all, and there were some neat things it did compared to Terraria, but in the end, it didn't come close to dethroning Terraria for me.

I just have a hard time progressing past/to the Hardmode section, because of having to look up how to acquire everything, and where to craft it. It's unnecessarily complicated. That especially applies to bosses as well.
I love that you can set up your own small versions of biomes, but could wish it were implemented more fully.

Really?  I didn't think much changed, other than the difficulty.  You kinda have to treat the game as a newgame+ mode, and start all over.  When you started, adventuring too low was dangerous because the enemies got harder and harder.  It's easy to dive too low because you got all your tunnels dug, but you should just be trying to collect the new ores to make the new equipment.  The guide always tells you what you can do with a material you find, so it should be pretty easy to see your upgrade path as soon as you find a new material.

Then again, I did spend a lot of time on the Wiki, because that Wiki is one of the best game Wikis I've read.  It's mostly good for finding what rare items certain enemies drop, but you can get some other pointers there too. 
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Entertainment / Re: Anyone for a Halo night?
« Last post by Vendor-Lazarus on Today at 04:36:05 PM »
I've managed to find a link to a fully prepared version of Halo Online (ms23, ElDewrito 0.6) where one doesn't have to fiddle with it all. I will hopefully test it out tomorrow.
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Entertainment / Re: I got back into Terraria
« Last post by Vendor-Lazarus on May 26, 2018, 04:49:22 PM »
Why Terraria and not Starbound?

I don't know Signa's reason, but my own personal one is that Starbound gets very bland very quickly.
No real incentive to build anything because all planets are the same yet different, and you are never there long enough.
It also clutters up your inventory with needlessly different colors of earth, sand and  mud. (would have been better with turning them into the same basic color in the inventory and simply adding a color options when gotten.)
The one thing it got going for it is the more straightforward take on gearing up and how bosses work, just a bit too short though.

I prefer Terraria, but enjoy some Starbound as well every now and then.
I just have a hard time progressing past/to the Hardmode section, because of having to look up how to acquire everything, and where to craft it. It's unnecessarily complicated. That especially applies to bosses as well.
I love that you can set up your own small versions of biomes, but could wish it were implemented more fully.
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Help & Suggestions / Re: Help with account settings.
« Last post by Vendor-Lazarus on May 26, 2018, 04:33:08 PM »

Also, how do I stop the replies being sent to my email?

Profile > Modify profile > Personal Messaging > Notify by email every time you receive a personal message > Never

Thanks, but that but was already set to never, and only applied to PM's.
It seems the problem was:

Need some more help with Account settings!

Could anyone explain what 'Notifications' is all about?

Also, how do I stop the replies being sent to my email?

For topics and boards I've requested notification on, notify me of: Nothing at all.

That controls your email notifications. Notifications are explained at the top of the profile settings page.

Thanks. That will hopefully help.
I still don't find the explanation for Notifications anywhere.
I thought it had something  to do with being PM'd about quoted replies, but I've yet to receive a a PM.
My email inbox was however filled with 200 mails about replies, yet nowhere do Notifications mention mail.
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Help & Suggestions / Re: Help with account settings.
« Last post by Arnox on May 26, 2018, 03:49:28 PM »
Need some more help with Account settings!

Could anyone explain what 'Notifications' is all about?

Also, how do I stop the replies being sent to my email?

For topics and boards I've requested notification on, notify me of: Nothing at all.

That controls your email notifications. Notifications are explained at the top of the profile settings page.
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Entertainment / Re: I got back into Terraria
« Last post by Arnox on May 26, 2018, 03:43:14 PM »
Why Terraria and not Starbound?
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