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Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Olorin
Re: Mass Effect 3 - How do you like it?

I've finished my first playthrough and am partway through the second.

One my first run, I had all squaddies surviving from ME2 and played paragon. This one, I had several deaths in ME2, did the...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-08-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By Olorin
Re: Tech Questions: Running IWD on a VM with Windows XP

I also run a Mac with Parallels. When you are in native Mac applications the ctrl-click works as a right mouse click. However, when you are in the emulated Windows XP, the ctrl-click does not work....
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By Olorin
Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a FUN game! (R.A. Salvatore ect wrote the story)

I got the KoA demo through Origin. Click on the Store section, then the Free Games and the demo showed up there.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By Olorin
Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a FUN game! (R.A. Salvatore ect wrote the story)

Played the demo Wed night and enjoyed it. Seemed much smoother than ME2 on my bootcamped Mac. Didn't get to play with a sniper rifle for my Infiltrator, but don't have much longer to wait.

I did...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By Olorin
Re: Type at home jobs

While there are certainly work at home jobs in the computer age, there are NONE that advertise themselves by unsolicited email and/or random webpages.

This particular example is laughable. People...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By Olorin
Re: We've failed at the border for years, why throw away more good money?

Do the one thing politicians are unwilling to do; cut off the employment by cracking down on the employers. This won't happen because those who right the politicians checks (campaign donors) don't...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,981
Posted By Olorin
Re: Why does my cursor keep moving when I am typing on my netbook?

I've had touchpads that responded to the PROXIMITY of my hand (probably overly sensitive to static electricity). The worst one I had though would work fine while I was touching it, then when I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By Olorin
Re: We've failed at the border for years, why throw away more good money?

In the neighborhoods I'm talking about, if a college kid came in wanting a job that could speak perfect English, but didn't ALSO speak fluent Spanish, they wouldn't hire the college kid. After all,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By Olorin
Re: We've failed at the border for years, why throw away more good money?

I won't argue that illegals were doing the job in Laredo then, but in MI, you just didn't see many migrant workers (legal or otherwise).



Obviously it is different in the South, where the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By Olorin
Re: We've failed at the border for years, why throw away more good money?

Funny thing is, when I was in high school in MI in the 90's, those jobs still got done. And they weren't done by illegals. Mostly it was the high school students getting summer jobs picking crops...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By Olorin
Re: We've failed at the border for years, why throw away more good money?

The reason that naturalization is not a good solution is it would only work to encourage MORE illegal immigration afterwards. Reagan did the whole amnesty thing once already, and rather than fixing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,935
Posted By Olorin
Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead - USA has body!

That's the beauty of conspiracy theories. Anyone who offers evidence to refute the theory is automatically part of the conspiracy. Reasonable people who don't buy into the theory have obviously...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-01-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Olorin
Re: Final Fantasy X questions

One of the tricks you can use for blitzball is to play exhibition games to go after skills. That way, you don't care about the game, and just keep setting up the situation where the skill might be...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 03-23-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Olorin
Re: Final Fantasy X questions

At least with blitzball you make progress steadily. With the butterflies/lightning/chocobo you have to keep trying until you get it in one go.

For the lightning, playing in a darkened room helps...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 03-20-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Olorin
Re: Final Fantasy X questions

For the Chocobo race, you have to get a huge number of balloons to get down to zero, and get hit by almost no birds.

Focus on grabbing as many balloons as possible, and you also need a healthy...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,233
Posted By Olorin
Re: Japan's Mega 8.9 Earthquake! - Tsunami Generated!

You can see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_earthquakes#Largest_earthquakes_by_magnitude that there was a gap between 1965 and 2004 where no earthquakes >8.5 occurred.

If you follow the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,233
Posted By Olorin
Re: Japan's Mega 8.9 Earthquake! - Tsunami Generated!

I went to a talk two weeks ago entitled "Global Earthquake Fatalities: Nature vs. Human Nature"

The main point was that we can expect to see ever-increasing death tolls from earthquakes due to the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By Olorin
Re: My Forgotten Realms collection (Pic)

Here's the collection I'm working on.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k186/OlorinStormcrow/DoctorWho.jpg

It only goes back to 1995 when the New Series Adventures started, but I have all of...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 02-22-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,206
Posted By Olorin
Re: Starting Over: Some Build Questions, etc.

Pinning shot is not bad vs. Mages. My preference is to use my mages to disable enemy mages for a couple of reasons:
1. Glyph of Warding, Paralyze, Crushing Prison last longer than Pinning Shot. ...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 02-22-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,206
Posted By Olorin
Re: Starting Over: Some Buld Questions, etc.

Actually, there is a 'Behaviour' setting in addition to the Tactics list. For an archer, you want to change them from Default to Ranged so they won't switch to a melee weapon. Ranged works well for...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 02-21-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,206
Posted By Olorin
Re: Starting Over: Some Buld Questions, etc.

On the PC, having either 'No follower auto-level' or 'Respec' mods are nice to take more control over the NPC builds. With no auto-level, companions start at the correct level, but have not invested...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 02-11-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By Olorin
Re: A Few Gameplay Questions

For the head problems, it's possible that you installed a mod to change Leliana's appearance that required other files (like additional hairstyles) that aren't present and so you get nothing for the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Olorin
Re: Will you agree to this?

So he wants you to pay $50 per book and PROMISES that you'll be able to sell them for $500 each. People don't even buy encyclopedia sets for $500 anymore, why would this book be worth that much?
...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 01-20-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,534
Posted By Olorin
Re: Anyone Play a Mage?

Yes, generally official patches should come first.
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 01-19-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,534
Posted By Olorin
Re: Anyone Play a Mage?

I don't use a huge number. The list I linked contains some that I wouldn't consider because they make the game too easy, others I'm just not interested in. I like the list most because it's a quick...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 01-19-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,534
Posted By Olorin
Re: Anyone Play a Mage?

I played a mage about halfway through the game last January. Picked it back up again last month and finished with a rogue, now working on another mage.

Alistair is good for a tank, Leliana for...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 12-12-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Olorin
Re: Homeworld issues?

I usually resorted to claw formation for my fighters too. I'd tag them to follow the ship they were escorting, and then try to set them loose to engage if they got into combat. Having them travel...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-29-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Olorin
Re: Homeworld issues?

You're right about not being able to catch enemy corvettes to salvage. They are too fast and maneuverable to catch. There are some Fuel Pods in some later missions that can be salvaged that I think...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-22-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Olorin
Re: Homeworld issues?

I was never able to have 6 salvagers online for the return to Kharak either. There is a way to grab all the assault frigates though :showoff:

Send in a small fighter wing to distract the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-21-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Olorin
Re: Homeworld issues?

It's been awhile, but I seem to remember similar things happening in my games. It could be that some of the dust clouds aren't coded properly, or the graphics glitched and didn't remove them when...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By Olorin
Re: Does anybody know where that contrail came from?

Definitely not a missile.

Jon Stewart did a good job poking fun at the media frenzy on the Daily Show (for running with the missile theory just b/c they couldn't get someone to confirm...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,037
Posted By Olorin
Re: Stupid Unions trying to get actors not to audition for Hobbit films

If the true sticking point is really NZ law, then foreign unions (SAG and MEAA) should be working with NZ Equity to pressure the politicians to change the law rather than boycotting a film.

The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Olorin
Re: Judge orders Wells Fargo to pay back $203M in fees

I don't think the ruling would call for a refund of every overdraft fee. WF is supposed to refund the OD fees that were a result of this policy--so if one day, a person got hit by 4 OD charges...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,551
Posted By Olorin
Re: Books

Interesting. Amazon lists this book as coming out Nov. 30th.



It doesn't appear to be one of the "New Series Adventures"--it's published by Random House UK instead of BBC books, is 320 pages...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By Olorin
Re: TV - music - film - books

Journey to the Center of the Earth was middlin' for me. It didn't quite live up to it's comedic potential the way The Core did. Now that was a great movie to get together and watch (make fun of)...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By Olorin
Re: TV - music - film - books

I have vague memories when I was young of Dr Who on PBS. The revived series was originally being shown on SciFi (cable station), but without the Christmas specials--thankfully those were added to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By Olorin
Re: TV - music - film - books

We don't get BBC America with our cable, so I bought the season pass on iTunes. I think it's going well so far.

Before watching the first Weeping Angels episode, I rewatched Silence in the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,538
Posted By Olorin
Re: Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Web cam! (Amazing stuff)

Cool link!

YouTube is also a great place to look for eruption videos too.

I've got a few on there from a field trip we took to Kilauea when I was in grad school. The eruption is a little less...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Olorin
Re: High Court to consider ban on violent video-games in California?

My problem with legislating this is that it's mostly a bunch of hot air. Stores already have policies to restrict sales to young kids. Sure, sometimes employees break those policies, but how will...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By Olorin
Re: TV - music - film - books

We did get some of the new Dr. Who episodes in the US on SciFi for awhile. They didn't show the more recent specials though--I finally got to watch them after finding them on DVD.

I hope that...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 02-11-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By Olorin
Re: Dual wielding

One way to reduce micromanaging your rogues is to get them Coup de Grace (free backstabs on incapacitated targets). Then set Tactics to Enemy-Status-Can't move-Attack. If you have a mage that's got...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 02-11-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By Olorin
Re: Dual wielding

I've got a dagger/dagger Rogue going, and am amazed at how quickly enemies are cut down. I opted for a cunning build--with Lethality, Cunning replaces dex to determine damage. High cunning also...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 02-11-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Olorin
Re: Finishing animation

I first saw it against the Ogre in the Tower of Ishal...one of the 'Tower Guard' types finished off the Ogre.

Much cooler when my DW Rogue PC did it to the High Dragon though.
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 02-11-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Olorin
Re: Finishing animation

I first saw it against the Ogre in the Tower of Ishal...one of the 'Tower Guard' types finished off the Ogre.

Much cooler when my DW Rogue PC did it to the High Dragon though.
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 02-07-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Olorin
Re: Loose ends

I found the Brecilian blood mages to the north of the old hermit mage (where you fight a pair of ogres first time through).

For the others, it sounds like you haven't done the Slim Coudry quest...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 01-25-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,854
Posted By Olorin
Re: Hi, High Dragon

Got to High Dragon for the first time last night.

My party was 13/14. DW Rogue, Alistair, Wynne, and Morrigan. I had the -hostility gear, which didn't prevent me from getting KO'ed early.
...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 01-25-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By Olorin
Ironworks Forum What mods do you use?

My list:
NoKillSteal (you still get exp when blue circled allies land a killing blow)
http://social.bioware.com/project/1615/#details

GiftGuide (adds name of preferred recipient to gift...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 01-23-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By Olorin
Re: Using tactics settings

On every character, I have a Self--Health < 25%, use healing pot (for tank I set to use most powerful, for casters, least powerful as they don't have enough HP to justify using the big ones).

The...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 01-20-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,406
Posted By Olorin
Re: Suggested order of plot quests?

I haven't managed to save everyone, but I saved most of them.

Key things--cast Heal on the militia who are badly hurt, let your tank use pots to heal. Force field can also save militia members...
Forum: Dragon Age™ Origins 01-18-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,406
Posted By Olorin
Re: Suggested order of plot quests?

Leaving him out of the fight shouldn't make much difference. He joins the knights up near the windmill if you get him, and frankly I don't think that he's needed up there (your party + the knights...
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