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Everything posted by Arishem

  1. Weekend SG

    I wonder if I can remember my password...
  2. A trip down memory lane

    Yeah, looks like someone is over their PB limit. There was a time when I would have made a joke about Blake's third-world internet not being able to actually transmit the images, but clearly I've matured past that. Clearly. I haven't played League in a couple of years and am happy to let that streak continue. Not really playing Hearthstone anymore either. Mostly single-player games lately (finished Horizon Zero Dawn and Bloodborne in the last couple of months, working on Dark Souls 3) while waiting for Path of Exile 3.0 to land. Hey Bergz, long time no see.
  3. History of IC/Einherjar?

    I started out in chemistry/biochem but switched to pure math during undergrad. My PhD is in CS with a medical image and data analysis focus, though, so I ended up doing bio-related stuff from a different angle.
  4. Overwatch

    Anyone else in the beta?
  5. History of IC/Einherjar?

    BiceJ <3
  6. History of IC/Einherjar?

    I'm still around, mostly playing Hearthstone and Overwatch these days. Most of us are pretty scattered at this point, though. The basic history is, there were a couple of regs in SG (IC and CH if my memory can be trusted) led by Jeslek and Acheron who decided to band together and take off their pants and that became EHJ and was the dominant US/NA timezone group in the game. We branched off into other stuff because SG was slowly dying, built up some pretty big divisions in a few games, then stuff happened, RL got in the way, and people went their separate ways. The end.
  7. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    I've actually been enjoying the Hearthstone meta lately, but due to new job + Overwatch release I'm playing less than I have in recent months. I'll still probably try to grind up to rank 5 before the season ends though.
  8. Overwatch

  9. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    Expansion dropped on Tuesday. Free legendary + packs if you log on in the near future. Meta is no longer stale. Is good time for cards.
  10. Overwatch

    Queue times have been annoyingly long lately, I wish they'd do another round or two of invites.
  11. Overwatch

    Its baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack New game mode, new player progression system, and some balance fixes. 'Tis a good day.
  12. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    If anyone is still playing, some interesting news just came out a few days ago. Basically, MTG-style formats are coming to hearthstone. There will be a "standard" mode for ladder where only the basic/classic set + the most recent expansions are available, while "wild" mode will be every card in the game.
  13. Overwatch

    Overwatch relaunches on the 9th. Hopefully there will be a fresh wave of invites as well.
  14. Overwatch

    I haven't pre-ordered yet because I want to make sure my interest doesn't fall off during the beta, but at this point I definitely plan on playing it quite a bit.
  15. Overwatch

    I'm currently going through withdrawal until the beta goes back up in January.
  16. Overwatch

    Yeah, the game seems to want you to change heroes often instead of just picking one and playing it the entire match like in a MOBA. A lot of the heroes can seem pretty OP until you realize how some of the others counter them. For example, Bastion does a fuck ton of damage in turret mode and has a front-facing shield that makes it basically impossible to directly approach him without getting mowed down, but some of the more mobile characters like Genji or Pharah can easily flank and kill him and he can't really do anything about it.
  17. Linux Feedback

    Wrong Unity.
  18. Linux Feedback

    I've used Linux on both desktops and laptops for years and have had much different experiences than you, particularly over the last 5 years or so. I haven't really used GNOME 3 much at all so I can't speak to that. KDE 4 and XFCE have both been nice and stable for years and Unity is perfectly fine despite the massive amount of hate it gets. If you don't want the bells and whistles just run Openbox with a simple panel like tint2 or fbpanel and be done with it. The problems you're describing were certainly common 5-10 years ago, but not anything I've experienced in several years. I'd imagine buying some $350 laptop at Walmart and trying to get Linux working on that may not work out well, but you can find plenty of well supported laptops. I've never personally had a problem with any desktop hardware.
  19. Overwatch

    It's pretty entertaining so far. It has a very TF2ish feel with some MOBA elements like hero-specific abilities with cooldowns and ultimate abilities that charge as you take/deal damage. Considering the 2 games I've spent the most time playing in the last 5 years are TF2 and LoL, it isn't that surprising that I've enjoyed it so far. As far as other FPS go, I doubt it will win much of the CS/CoD/BF crowds over, but I don't think thats the market they're going for. Hero designs are pretty varied and interesting. There are 4 main groups of heroes (offense, defense, tanks, and support) but there is quite a bit of variety within those classifications so no two heroes play exactly alike even if they have similar roles.
  20. Linux Feedback

    I'll just leave this here:
  21. Linux Feedback

    Ubuntu or one of its derivatives is fine if you just want things to work out of the box (Mint, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.). If you want something a little slower moving (not as up to date software, but doesn't change major versions every 6 months) you can try Ubuntu LTS or Debian's stable branch. Debian's testing branch is nice as well. If you're going to be working in industry, theres a good chance you'll run into a company using RHEL, so if you want experience with those systems you can use Fedora (bleeding edge) or CentOS/Scientific Linux (stable). If you like KDE, OpenSUSE has one of the nicer implementations of it out there. If you want to get your hands dirty and do a lot of manual configuring and tinkering, Arch Linux is good for that. No matter what distro you choose, the Arch wiki is a great resource. If you hate yourself you can always use Gentoo and spend your life compiling things. I've used all of these at various points, and they all have their pros and cons. Really depends on what you're looking to do with it.
  22. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    For those unaware, there was just a new expansion released on the 24th. I've been experimenting a little with this card and it can do some hilarious things: Am I the only person still playing?
  23. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    Don't know how many people are still playing, but I decided to srs bsns ladder this month because of the new rewards and hit legend for the first time: woo
  24. Official Movie Discussion Thread

    It didn't have the magic of the first one (partly because I'm not 7), but as a movie it was much more enjoyable than 2 and 3. Some of the scenes with the kids were kind of cheesy, but I agree that Pratt made the movie worth watching. One thing that kind of surprised me: