Jouninelite

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from Derry, NH

    • Jouninelite

      SURPRISE!

      6 years ago

      Hey, yes I do still exist, I've just been weighed down a bit by things on the side, but fret not!

    • Jouninelite

      It lives again!

      7 years ago

      Just as I was about to write about how I missed my Xbox so much, and desperately needed a way to have some good ol' mindless violence, I got a call from UPS that told me I was going to get a package today. I was stoked. I thought I still had about another week and a half to go before I got it back, which made me think. Was it really going to be fixed, or did the highly trained chimps at Microsoft's console labs screw me over. It seems like the chimps knew better and handed it over to the highly train orangutans to let them fix it. To be honest, it didn't crash every time I turned it on. It waited about 1 minute to crash, making me worry that if the techs didn't look at the error code in the computer, they'd write it off as someone being stupid and send it back to me still broken. But it seems my fears were unfounded, as it has been properly repaired and it can now handle a heavy firefight with Splicers shooting, swinging pipes and burning to death while screaming curse words at me in a way that would make the Marine Corp. proud. In the nice little note that was sent along with the console, it states that I'm apparently an "Xbox 360 enthusiast", which I guess means that anyone who's going to put up with the bullshit of calling in obviously cares deeply for his Xbox, and would gladly procreate with it if possible. Along with this note, I also received Microsoft's "please don't ever call back again so we can pretend everything's fine" gift, a free month of Live. With the note, the free month, and the speedy delivery of my console, it's hard not to feel like Microsoft has a brown nose and very chapped lips. Really, I don't care about getting a note in my package telling me how sorry they are and a free gift. I just want them to fix the console and ship it back to me in a timeframe that doesn't make me feel like when I get it back, Gears of War 3 will have come out, and the production on on another 5 Star Wars games have already started. I know I can't complain about getting it back in two weeks, but they didn't even send me a notice saying they'd gotten the damn thing. It was like it didn't exist after I'd sent it out, and that contacting them telling them how I'd shipped it out would have marked me as a certified insane person. But, it came back and now I can indulge myself in Grifball with some friends seeing as I've missed most of the season, I think.

    • Jouninelite

      How retarded can Microsoft get?

      7 years ago

      I just got around accepting defeat and making the painful call to Microsoft customer support. But before I did, I did my homework. I checked the difference between the Red Ring of Death (the internal hardware failure) and the Red Ring of Idiocy (when the AV cable falls out). Apparently, Microsoft has been getting such a large number of calls about people seeing the red ring when their AV cable falls out, that they now have a hard time differentiating the difference when people call in broken 360s. I also made sure that my Xbox was under the 3 year warranty. I got all of my information together, and made the call. It wasn't too bad at first, I got through the menu fairly quickly, and got a representative almost immediately. And then the pain started. This woman must not have been around computers very much before taking this job. She couldn't find me in the database even when I gave her my name, my phone number, my other personal info, my gamertag or my Xbox serial number. It seemed she'd have troubles finding the computer monitor in front of her face, maybe they just don't have these fancy things in Bangladesh or where ever Microsoft managed to find her. After about 15 minutes of this, she decides she needs to register me as a new customer, and then tells me that my Xbox isn't covered by any warranty. I stopped speaking long enough for her to ask if I was still there, no warranty? Microsoft had set up a 3 year warranty just for this problem, but apparently I just wasn't important enough to get one. I thanked her for her "service" and said I'd call back if I decided to pay the $100 to get it fixed. After about half an hour when I had the time to cool down and beat the hell out of my wavemaster, I called back with the intention of ripping Microsoft a new one with facts and get my warranty. However, it seems this time I got a competent employee, who asked a few questions and got my repair order in a matter of minutes. I spent more time on hold waiting to talk to the guy than actually talking with him. And, for once, the system worked after what seemed like a new form of cruel and unusual punishment. And, once again, I've been proven right by saying that some teens getting payed minimum wage would do a better job, and save more money than some people from a village in a 3rd world country. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for helping people from over-populated areas feed their families and get an education or better job, but my way would be a lot easier and would save money on both sides by not having needless repairs, don't you think?

    • Jouninelite

      I can't believe it...

      7 years ago

      Last night was supposed to be my first Grifball league match. I was psyched, I got out of work in time, (which is a fucking miracle in and of itself) got home, got to the warm up in time, all that stuff. So we get ready to do another quick practice before the actual match, and my screen goes blank. I thought, maybe I just need to restart it. Fate, as it seems, likes to kick people in the nuts and laugh. I restart the Xbox and what do I see? The friendly sphere getting blasted by the green X is nowhere to be seen, but the red ring on my Xbox is. My Xbox had been through a lot, it'd been on a 1000 mile trip to Ohio twice, it's gone through multiple all nighters and was seemingly unfazed, so why would it die over such an easy task? As I prepare myself to contact Microsoft and live in a post-Xbox world, all I'm left thinking is, "what the hell?"

    • Jouninelite

      Grifball, what's the deal?

      7 years ago

      Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. But I do wonder what's the deal when the only thing I've heard about from co-workers, class-mates, frorum members, and a couple random people at Gamestop is Grifball. Yes, I've played it, and yes, it's highly addicting. But could this really be the next thing that takes over our generation? Grifball, Chuck Norris, the Iraq war, this is what I get to tell my kids when I'm my parents age. Take that moon landing, JFK assassination, and Kent State "massacre". But at least we've found a more productive way of releasing our aggression, by beating the hell out of a man in orange armor and killing brain cells while doing it. If Hillary get elected this coming fall, it'll be the only thing keeping me alive.

    • Jouninelite

      Oh God, how true it is.

      7 years ago

      Here's today's Onion radio news podcast. seeing how they don't report much on true events, it's quite a surprise. Orgasmic

    • Jouninelite

      finally

      7 years ago

      i've finally joined the community AND have gotten my Overkill, Kill Frenzy and Steppin' Razor achievements. please don't hate me Geoff

  • Comments (4)

    • Jouninelite

      Jouninelite

      4 years ago

      small world huh? I know a couple people from Lderry on here but not many.

    • pphil

      pphil

      4 years ago

      from derry too, eh? how wierd. I thought i was the only one in New Hapshire on here. But there's even someone from derry. sweet.

    • lecheGRANDE

      lecheGRANDE

      7 years ago

      Yeah youre still on the team. When i was dropping a few people from the team, i accidnetly took you off. Youre back on now. We'll start practices once everyone gets back into town.

    • lecheGRANDE

      lecheGRANDE

      7 years ago

      Glad your back. If your up to it you're in for tonights games.

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