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Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
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Lol, perfect.


Also, I never mentioned it when the news broke because I was err too crushed by the news but I hope Austin and Danielle can prosper wherever they're going. I'll really miss 'em at Waypoint/Vice Games/whatever it's becoming.
 

Sabas

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Oct 25, 2017
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they should be grinding moogle tomestones in ffxiv instead.

I'm really kinda surprised at how bad destiny 2 is at presenting information to new/returning players. you'd think they'd focus on trying to get more people easily onboarded to this new f2p version of the game.
 

spiritfox

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Oct 26, 2017
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they should be grinding moogle tomestones in ffxiv instead.

I'm really kinda surprised at how bad destiny 2 is at presenting information to new/returning players. you'd think they'd focus on trying to get more people easily onboarded to this new f2p version of the game.
There's so many different terminology and icons that's just not explained at all. The game really needs an in game wiki or guide, and also a better onboarding for new players.
 

deepFlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
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ic austin stepped down so he could play ffxiv

I look forward to listening tomorrow. it's getting late where i'm at
huh, guess I shouldn't be surprised; I know at least 2 of the other Table Friends have gotten into it lately

...and I need to start listening to some recent episodes of WR again now that I’m caught up on some other podcasts finally
 

Brakke

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Oct 27, 2017
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Lol I downloaded Destiny 2 last night. I played a lot of 1, but never 2. I mostly want to play the Destiny 2 campaign... we’ll see how this goes.
 

Avengers23

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just have someone step on your groin with a stiletto.

"The stepping on my groin feels so good!"

You have now replicated experience of playing Destiny 2.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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It was interesting how hot they were on Forsaken content. From what I remember the content update was pretty divisive on release and a lot of folks really didn't like how the missions were handled as opposed to Taken King which was pretty much universally praised.
 

mnz

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm sure he'll get a hundred messages about it, but please don't route your 300 GB local security cam streaming through the internet, Patrick. Especially if you then have to pay extra...
 

Sabas

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Oct 25, 2017
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So. I bought the VIP tickets to the nier concert in chicago. really excited but I am simultaneously confused and excited about the date. it's the end of January so it's right near my birthday but also it's winter in chicago???

also still really hyped for the nier alliance raid at the end of the month or so? they had a preview of the music during the recent live letter and ahhhh I can't wait. bard is ready, red mage is at 78, and hoping to have another class leveled before the patch drops.

so who wants to dip into ffxiv? cuz:
 
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what better way to celebrate than a giveaway? I have one code for the FFXIV starter edition and one code for those already playing: a 60-day sub code.
unfortunately these codes are region restricted to north america because thanks square-enix for your archaic account management system.

my only stipulations for this are:
  • if you get the starter code and decide to continue the game subbed if you'd kindly enter my recruitment code which I will pm you after the giveaway is over. we both get items out of it so it's a win-win! :D
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  • 72 hours because waypoint 72 (lol)

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Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
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I still can't believe that FFXIV x Nier: Automata is a thing. It's the sutff of dreams.
 

M3z_

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Oct 30, 2017
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I think we all know Austin is deciding to step back from Vice because he has realized that existing in a world where he cannot play FFXIV is just the wrong way for him to be living. I'm glad now that given this step back Austin can begin his new life as a FFXIV nerd, godspeed.
Called it.
 
Nov 6, 2017
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Austin can literally sell me on almost anything. I fell off Destiny 2 and now am itching to try it again. (even though I probably won't)
 

Salarians

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sabas 👏🏻

I was thinking about getting des2ny forsaken but I think I’m gonna use that money for outer wilds instead, since it’s coming to ps4 next week
 

TManPlays

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm a little sad about Austin stepping down but I'm glad he's still gonna do the podcast and he's working on his work-life balance. Austin's one of the best voices in gaming and they were the first podcast I ever really got into. :( Yes, I just got around to listening to Friday's podcast today, what of it?
 

Brakke

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Oct 27, 2017
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Destiny 2... started tonight. After showing me highlights of my D1 exploits it... dropped me back into the very first D1 mission and then never mentioned how to launch D2’s original campaign. Just a baffling start, truly hideous. But since everybody’s said that already, you probably know what to do: get to the tower, go talk to Amanda.

damn. Game looks good, feels good, sounds good. Probably gunna play way too much of this as my new podcast game.
 

spiritfox

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Oct 26, 2017
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Yeah, Destiny has some of the most good looking zones in a video game. I can just sit at the Tower and look at the Traveler and the city below and just soak in the atmosphere.
 

Salarians

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Oct 25, 2017
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it’s still startlingly gorgeous

for real when I made a new character after the patch I had the same “wow moment” seeing the big fan blades in the pipe as I did in 2014
 
Nov 6, 2017
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I'm a little sad about Austin stepping down but I'm glad he's still gonna do the podcast and he's working on his work-life balance. Austin's one of the best voices in gaming and they were the first podcast I ever really got into. :( Yes, I just got around to listening to Friday's podcast today, what of it?
Yeah if Austin had also left that would have been a huge blow to the podcast for me. Austin is what originally drew me to waypoint in the first place. I love the other voices now but still have a big connection with Austin, since we share very similar tastes.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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this first part of the quest for Forsaken doesn't make a lot of sense to me. this is a prison, and all these enemies are "prisoners"? am I to believe that a bunch of hive fodder were rounded up and sent to prison? it's so weird. why is this giant cabal guy with the big ass gun a 'prisoner'?

it's a cool concept but the dissonance is strong.
 

deepFlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
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I got Wilds through that Epic sale forever ago so I need to get to it eventually; I’ll fit it in... sometime next month, because I need to spend some more time in VN hell this month and meanwhile actually start Daemon x Machina after Link’s Awakening, since I spent too long on Astral Chain... it’s VN and Switch games and big gacha game updates and irresponsibly playing Alan Wake this month

...actually, kinda forgot I preordered Jon Wick Hex with that sale too, but have not actually watched any of the movies yet

so I’ll get to that eventually too; figure I should wait till I’ve moved and bought a TV to watch those, since I don’t watch many movies which means that TV’s just mainly going to be used for basic PS4 games, and I should probably get something out of it being fancy between now and the PS5

speaking of which: what’s the TV everyone likes, is it one of the LG OLED ones, did I remember that correctly
 
Nov 3, 2017
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So I’m listening to the latest podcast, and maybe it’s just me, but Austin seems a lot less stressed? Stepping back sounds like it was the right call
 

PBalfredo

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Oct 26, 2017
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Very strange to hear Austin give some "on the other hand" dithering over the HK protests, one of which was just a straight up whataboutism.
 

SilentMike03

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Oct 27, 2017
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I read it as him just kinda paying lip-service to the fact that he doesn't know enough about the situation to make an informed comment on it. Which to be fair, I'm kinda in the same boat.
 

Brakke

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Oct 27, 2017
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Honestly Waypoint needs to take a step back on colonialism as a topic. Patrick’s bit on that Square Apple Arcade game, Austin’s wariness about the protests... They’re not even making arguments anymore, they just knee jerk at any whiff of the concept.
 

Ashby

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Oct 25, 2017
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How much do you need to know about the situation to know Hong Kong is in in the right here