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    • rekon59

      Stand or lean to wipe?

      in Forums > Stand or lean to wipe? | Follow this topic

      Okay, I was amazed a while back when this discussion started among friends, and how even the discussion was. So let's see how it goes here...

      When you wipe your ass, do you stand up off the toilet, or do you just lean over, leaving a cheek on the seat?

      Myself, I'm a leaner. I don't know how those standers do it, I'd think it'd be ridiculous to get a leg work out in while I'm trying to wipe.

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    • rekon59

      Why I don't do journals much...

      3 years ago

      'Cause their dumb.

      Can't wait to hear the ME Retcast though, I went through all my beer and a bunch of my booze during it.

    • rekon59

      Mass Effect 3 continued...

      3 years ago

      Okay, so back into my thoughts on Mass Effect 3. If you missed the first part, well I need to tell you again that I'm not spoiler tagging anything, so don't continue on if you haven't finished, m'kay? M'kay...

      As far as the ending went, well, I can understand how so many people are raging as to the way it ends. And let's not kid ourselves. They say there's multiple endings, but they all are pretty much the same, as far as what you get to see, anyway. About the only thing I didn't do was save Anderson, but I've already seen that doesn't make a difference either, because he dies shortly after having a final word with you anyway. The reveal where the Catalyst, was actually the supreme being who controlled the Reapers and the reasoning behind it....I don't know. I mean, the whole layout made it seem huge, and as far as a story goes, it kind of made sense, but I still felt underwhelmed by the moment. I mean, here you've been trying to take out the Reapers, and instead you meet this highly sapient intelligence who comes to you in the form of a child, it suddenly makes you feel so not in a kill-em-all type of mood, you know?

      As far as the choices he gives you, as daunting as the whole scene seems, the end results all are too similar. I stopped doing autosave right at that point, just so I could go back and see what was different about all 3 choices. I mean, the cut scenes are pretty much the same, and in two of them the Mass Relays seem to blow, although I thought that would only happen in the middle one? And why the hell is Joker speeding the Normany ahead, trying to get away from the blast everytime? Does that imply that every ship that was still around Earth at the time got destroyed? And how the hell did my whole crew get back on the Normandy? Don't get me wrong, when Harbinger blasted us away at the end, I feared Garrus was dead, and it was a relief to see him at the end, but how'd he get there? If I was going to take one I really liked, I think it was the middle choice, where synthetic and organic came together, and Joker and EDI were together. Though I like the touch with the option of destroying all synthetic life that at the end, Shepard is somehow still alive, despite that the Citadel blows up. Speaking of, how depressing is that thought? I know planets and people were getting killed the whole game, but what was there 13 billion people on that thing? I mean, most were probably dead by that point anyway, but still.

      The whole scope of what the game meant does bother me a bit. The Catalyst decided millions of years ago that this was the best way to keep organic life alive? By destroying advanced races before they devolped synthetics to a point that they'd wipe out all organic life? And he did it by being synthetic life itself, and using huge synthetic-hybrids to commit mass genocide? And how the hell does having all civilizations go on the same path of technology benefit anyone? Why have the mass relays at all if you fear them getting to advanced? How long would it take any of the races to get that far advanced without them? What's the fear of having them go on their own path? The whole thing just sounds like repeating the same science experiment over and over again, knowing how the whole thing will develop, but then trashing it before you see the end result, and starting again, and being okay with it.

      Of course I enjoyed the hell out of this game, and the series, but I think my biggest gripe is that it's supposed to boast that the game can be a total different experience between every player, like the choices mattered. But did they? If you killed the council in the first game, the new council has the same wavering thought process in this game as the old one dos if you kept them alive. You still go to Palaven first, and then start the process of getting the Krogan on board, no matter if Wrex is alive or not. Whether you destroyed the Collector base or not doesn't really seem to make a difference either. For all the different choices you made, and all the free will they gave you, the game still plays pretty much the same. Which is kind of what the Catalyst believed when it came to organic life in the galaxy. All the choices we make, everything we do, it all still works out the same way. That's frustrating enough in life, I don't need it in my video games.

      But liek I sad, I'm not letting that take away from the fun I had playing the game. This one was done prtty well, with enough unique missions, and bad guys to keep it interesting. I do wish they had taken the time to make some truly unique endings, especially one where the Reapers are dead, and my Shepard gets to go off and live with Tali, and have drinks with Garrus. That will be the part that depresses me the most, and may hinder my love for playing it a secon time. Because no matter what I do, I'm not going to get that ending.

    • rekon59

      Mass Effect 3 complete...

      3 years ago

      Okay, so by the title of this, you should know I'm talking full about the game. And I've also decided that I'm not using spoiler tags. I mean, how much are you going to gain if you're reading this, and you're not reading the blotted out parts? So here's my intro warning. If you haven't finished it, or whatever, don't read beyond this opener, ok? I mean it. I don't want to hear you crying like the first words out of my mouth were 'Bruce Willis was dead the whole time!' or something. You've been warned...

      Overall, it's a great game, and alot of touching moments. I managed to do just about everything, and save for a couple of impulsive renegade quick cuts (killing Kai Leng and Illusive Man), I did it the noble way. Mordin sacrificing himself to cure the genophage was just so beautifully done, and quite sad. Thane and Legion's death, while also sad, I think just lacked a little bit to them. I mean, yeah, we knew Thane was dying, and then Leng pretty much sealed it. But going out on a hospital bed just didn't seem fitting to me, even though the final prayer for Shepard was good. Legion, I guess some of his didn't hit me until I talked with EDI afterwards, as she mentioned right before he sacrificed himself, Legion referred to himself as an individual, not part of the Geth collective. But at the time, it was like, really? You go just like that? Like, 'Gotta die now, see ya!'. But I'm glad I was able to save the geth and the quarians (I saw a very terrible outcome of that level on Youtube....no, just no. I don't care how many times I play this game, I never want to see that ending on my TV).

      Those three seemed deemed to die no matter what choices you make, some of the other crew members, well that's where the fun was. Me? I kept them all alive. I was amazed at how much more this time around I liked Jack and Miranda. They seemed alot more two dimensional. I even kind of regret not romancing Jack in the second game, well only kind of....Jack as a den mother and teacher to biotic kids, and Miranda bringing down her own father were great stories. Jacob's just seemed to be a simple way to get him in the game. Not that I ever minded Jacob, but whatever. Grunt's seemed like that at first too, but the badass ending to that mission made me wish Grunt would've been back on the team for the final run. Seeing Samara just about break at the end of her mission, was a wow moment for me. I was glad I was quick to pull the paragon option there. Don't need that woman blowing her brains out over a Code. Zaeed and Katsumi's parts were understandably simple, as people who didn't buy the downloadable content wouldn't really know much about them anyway. Besides, although I found Zaeed fun, he was just an old merc. And while I wished for more about Katsumi to come around, it wasn't necessary.

      As for romance, although I started the game having the good talks with Ashley, and we agreed to sort things out, once Tali was on board, it was a done deal. Though I admit, I realized along the way while talking to Cortez that I was actually leading him on to. When suddenly were drinking at the bar, and one of my options was 'I'm eye candy too.' I was done with it. Part of me wishes I had kept Liara in tow the whole way, but seeing alot of the moments she had with my Shepard even as close friends, it was special. Garrus too. It seemed like no matter who you romanced, or what your preferences were, they did a good job showing the close bond Shepard likely formed with Garrus, Liara, and Tali. And yes, I'm well aware of the photoshop debacle with Tali's picture. Myself? I wish they would have just let me see her face in the game at the final romance cut-scene. That pic made no sense. Even taking away the suit needs, when did she have time to get some photography done?

      Need to go to bed. I'll write up a second part tomorrow....

      The battles were fierce, and it's nice that they've come along enough to give us what is three different armies to fight along the way, with several different typed of fighters in each. The Reapers are by far the worst, with the Brutes and Banshees and Ravagers making life miserable. I think that whole final mission gave me a resounding 'Fuck That' when the thought of doing an Insanity run came into my mind.

    • rekon59

      Mass Effect 3, thoughts so far..

      3 years ago

      I spent about 6 hours last night playing, and barely did any missions, just wandered, listening to people, and learning about a bunch of side missions. Currently have 4 squad members... Vega, Liara, Garrus, and the out of left field to teammate to me, EDI. Didn't expect her to become a squadmate, or for to her to apparently starting to think sexy time with Joker...

      Anyway, did anyone else have a problem loading their ME2 character in? It didn't load my character's look, and I had to edit it myself to as close as possible. Not a huge deal, because I didn't alter him all that much anyway, but the fact that I didn't would be a concern to anyone who did customize their Shepard alot, and had the same issue.

      So far I've run into Thane, who I don't know if there's going to be much there yet for a story other than him dying. Miranda, who I suspect will have a side mission, and Jack. Is it weird that I now love Jack about 100 times more than I ever did in ME2? Because what she's doing now, and her overall attitude just surprised me be how much more I liked her. Hoping I go find Tali soon...

      I love how many side dialogues you can walk past and hear, whether new, or maybe a person you ran into in a previous game. I already do know I want to do a second run where I had romanced Liara earlier in the series, just to see how that works out.

    • rekon59

      Update!

      3 years ago

      Puma was worried, so yes, I came back from Boston.

    • rekon59

      BRB

      4 years ago

      Off to Boston for the weekend.

    • rekon59

      'Sup.

      4 years ago

      Hey, how's it going?

      Yeah? That's good.

      How's the kids? Allright.

      Yep, see ya later......

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      7 months ago

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      monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      2 years ago

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    • tex_wannabe

      tex_wannabe

      3 years ago

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        monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

        3 years ago

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      3 years ago

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      monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      3 years ago

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    • Baraxis

      Baraxis

      3 years ago

      Reply in the email, let everyone know. We have to organize ourselves since Mega is in a difference timezone.

    • Baraxis

      Baraxis

      3 years ago

      Did you get my email?

    • GenRev

      GenRev

      4 years ago

      Dr. Rockzo made me click your icon... we do a lot of cocaine...

    • monopoly_j

      monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      4 years ago

      In reply to rekon59, #8:

      Whoah, hold on a sec. You send EMAILS to email addresses? How did she know that? Sounds like a hacker.....


      So you're saying I shouldn't pursue this?

    • jedipoet

      jedipoet

      4 years ago

      Ha.