Rental01

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from Kissimmee, FL but working in Memphis, TN

  • Activity

    • Halo 5 update

      3 years ago

      Rental01

      You can't connect to play online with an alternate MAC address. So I hooked up to the wired connection in my hotel room and I'm good to go! Wewt!

    • Halo 5

      3 years ago

      Rental01

      My Halo 5 haiku:

      I bought Halo 5
      Downloaded all yesterday
      Offline. Offline. DANG!


    • I'm so confused

      3 years ago

      Rental01

      I take a minor break after my major break and suddenly (what? a month ago?) everything changed? In other news, is there some magic to getting to the forums? I keep getting the "Whoops. Looks like something went wrong." message when I try to get to the technical forums.

    • 4 years ago

      Rental01

      WoW updates. Started my 1st Ally toon this wknd. "Hoomannotorc" (geddit? Hooman, not orc? He's a secret agent!) on Uther. I started him around 11 am on Saturday and by the time I signed out at 11:40 PM on Sunday he was at 91.9 and had just leveled up his garrison to 2. As a full-time hordie, I like the visual aspects of the ally garrisons. They're really pretty and I like how it looks like it's a mini city. The weird space goat ppl and how everyone speaks is still driving me crazy. I'd turn it off if I didn't need dialogue up.

      Anyway, I want to level this guy up for raiding so I'll be on as him for quite a while. Need to change his face though. It was cool when I was trying to act like an orc that was in disguise but now you can see his face and head and I hate it.

      Obligatory link to toon

    • This is my beloved son

      4 years ago

      Rental01

      follow him.

      That's not blasphemous, is it? It's an accurate statement.

    • Wow

      4 years ago

      Rental01

      I clicked on [Friends' Journals] and there have been a whopping 8 posts in the last 5 months. That's hilarious.

      In WoW related stuff, if you play WoW, I'm on Uther and my main is "Randull" with my primary alt being "Gigglepop". You know, message me or whatever.

    • Updates and stuff

      4 years ago

      Rental01

      1) Didn't get the job in TN
      2) Told wife that we could move wherever she wanted. She picked Orlando, FL.
      3) The job in TN came back and I got it. Been here in TN since the middle of July.
      4) Moved to FL in the middle of September.
      5) Did stuff.
      6) Now.

      Still in TN, visit my family about every 2 weeks and talk on the phone constantly. Play a ton of WoW to quell the crushing loneliness that comes from being 900 miles from your family. We may be moving again. That's pretty much it. :)

    • 1st new mix this year

      5 years ago

      Rental01

      Just finished another mix. Normally I'd clean it up a little in Ableton but my session got screwed up so this stays as a live mix, no post-processing magic. Not sure if I'll have time to make another one this year - things look really busy for me in the coming months.

      music.ianshepard.com/

    • So this happened

      5 years ago

      Rental01


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      A little scared

    • Hardline for the NSA

      5 years ago

      Rental01

      Finally got an XBone. I bought the Titanfall version because you can't say "no" to a free game. All in all I like the overall functionality of the device and how well it functions with the TV. I know it's tracking all of my data, heart rate, and monitoring my TV watching patterns, then sending it real time to the NSA so that their huge data centers can break it down, catalog it, and then form a file on me and my family. But they're already doing that through my email acct, phone, and internet browsers, so nowhere on the internet is safe. It's hard to convince a guy about a laughable subject like "internet privacy" when he knows how it all works. Whatever.

      Back on subject, so I bought it. We like it. I'm not sure how to control my DirecTV Genie DVR with the Xbox yet but I'm sure there are instructions somewhere. Plants vs Zombies is good, but buggy. My wife and I played some survival level for 27 rounds before dying because the zombies couldn't leave their spawn points. When playing online with other ppl, whole sections of the map had floating surfaces that stopped me from walking and locked up my character. I had to jump out of those areas to survive. Other areas had environmental elements (tables, chairs, etc) floating about 6' off the ground. I had to walk around where they were but it was still very weird.

      Then, in Wolfenstein (very pretty so far but the cut scenes seem right out of CSI), we had some weird artifacts - shell casings floating in mid air, weapons stuck in the wall, that kind of thing.

      Are these things normal or should I talk to the ppl at the Windows store?

      Also,Titanfall - wth? Maybe I'm not following along with the idea (remember, I had no intention of buying an XBone so I didn't even research Titanfall, but since all of us (outside of Kylie) have Windows phones, I wanted us all to share in the full Windows experience) and as probably the only person on this site who isn't really a fan of online shooters via console, I didn't know that "campaign" meant "online multiplayer shooter experience". I like co-op in Halo because there is a cohesive story behind it all, but is that the case at all with Titanfall? I'm, what I assume is, 2 missions in, maybe 3, and I'm totally confused by the game. This has nothing to do with me coming in nearly dead last every time (I get that there is a learning curve here), but is more of a concern about the overall story. Is there one? If so, are my actions (or, rather, failures) affecting the story as a whole? Or, are these "victories" and "defeats" merely scripted events that we have to work our way through and we still get to see the story fold itself out like the campaigns of all the other shooters I've experienced. I ask, because if this is a "choose-your-own-adventure" type of story, I usually die in the first 7 pages or so by falling down a trash chute or getting eaten by a dragon. And dragons in this game are huge robots.

      Thought? Anyone?

  • Comments (1757)

    • monopoly_j

      4 years ago

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      MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      5 years ago

      Well...that was a nice surprise...

      Look at what I have achieved! Moderatorship!

      • Rental01

        5 years ago

        When I left the 18+ posts were all the rage because kids could see pictures of boobies. Yeah. lol

      • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

        5 years ago

        Hahah.

        Yeah. I don't remember the nightly reboots. Hmmm. Now the site goes into "performance mode" during the podcasts that they livestream, and the features suffer until they flip it off of that mode when the livestream is done. Monday nights are not that fun. It's still usable though.

        There is a recently new tab: roosterteeth.com/sponsor/ And really? You remember the "free" DVDs but not after that? I barely remember the DVD thing. I thought it's been how it is now for a long time.

      • Rental01

        5 years ago

        I remember when Achievement Hunter started and we were like "okay, this is weird". Now I walk into GameStop and a guy there wears an AH hoodie and my son and I laugh at him. lol

        So this site has started to be like the old site before this site? Awesome. So I show up before it moves again? Remember when there were nightly server reboots on the old forums? lol

        So, what's the deal with sponsorship now? Same as before but not awesome like it was before-before where we got free DVD's?

      • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

        5 years ago

        Hmm well I have only been around for almost a year. Before that it was college and facebook that occupied my time, so in the last year-ish, I've noticed a few things.

        -RT is HUGE now, thanks to Achievement Hunter on youtube
        -They have oodles and oodles of content that I can't keep up with, so I don't try
        -Most of the vets have left the site and it's a new generation, some are still around, but my friendlist then vs. now is like 90% different.
        -The site has some pretty annoying glitches (posts will switch their order after the fact, your text may vanish when you hit submit so I recommend ALWAYS copying your text unless you want to possibly retype it, so you can just paste it back if it happens)
        -They have a new site in the works...it is currently in beta and eventually will be a sponsors-only beta. No ETA.

        Those are the big ones!

      • Rental01

        5 years ago

        I see that! *throws confetti in the air*
        Good for you! I think I may be back for a while. I'm kind of Facebooked out. :)

        So, what's new around here? Anything change in the last 3 or 4 years?

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      5 years ago

      If you ever come back...re-add me!

    • monopoly_j

      6 years ago

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      Merry Christmas from Monopoly_J
      I hope the Holiday finds you doing well.

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    • darkstitch

      7 years ago

      Hey rent. Years ago you sent me your mixes. Now it's my turn. =)

      soundcloud.com/darkstitch/my-name-is-darkstitch

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • ichbastele

      8 years ago

      I think you'd like this guy :)

      conservatoons.deviantart.com/

    • monopoly_j

      8 years ago

      It's been so long since NETFLIX 360 got together that it is time we did so.

      JOIN US!

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      8 years ago

      Cool, you live. But are you back, or are you visiting?

    • Rental01

      8 years ago

      It has been a while, hasn't it?

    • monopoly_j

      8 years ago

      It's good to see you back online!

    • monopoly_j

      8 years ago

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      Merry Christmas From Monopoly_J

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    • monopoly_j

      8 years ago

      Well my watchlist is full and you no longer seem to get on the site. Let me know if you come back!

    • monopoly_j

      9 years ago

      Make sure to check out NETFLIX 360 again since we've got the group back in motion once again.


      Also make sure to check us out on Facebook.

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      9 years ago

      Don't know how long until you'll be back on, but I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father's Day.

    • cheeser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

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    • monopoly_j

      9 years ago

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      I want to take this time to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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      Luke 2:1-20

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    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      10 years ago

      It's been a while since you've posted a journal. Everything alright?

    • monopoly_j

      10 years ago

      In reply to Rental01, #12:

      Awesome as always!


      Thanks!

    • Sssssssss287

      10 years ago

      sup

    • pilotlite

      10 years ago

      Hey. I'm currently working on a huge database migration from CRM to Salesforce.

      And I'm trying to create some relationships within the new database. And I need some help with vocabulary.
      Within relationships, we have Teacher/Student, Parent/Child..

      What would be Pastor/????
      I was kind of thinking disciple, but the theologian in me doesn't want to go with the definition that has. But I can't think of anything.

    • pantherman

      10 years ago

      do you want free xbox live or free microsoft points?

    • pilotlite

      10 years ago

      Hey, thanks for getting back to me. You were the first one. I was really thinking about if I needed that camera.

      I mean, do I want to have a "professionalish" quality? Or do i want something to send back home or on the web. Now, I do photoshop, but not extensively, and I don't print much.

      And that camera is about the cost of living for one month. :-\
      Being a good steward with money is a lot harder than I thought.

    • PGM35

      10 years ago

      Thanks - Should they have been burnt orange? smiley8.gif

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      10 years ago

      Check this journal out and the first comment:

      rvb.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=2333552#c13330916

    • PGM35

      10 years ago

      Yes, she and I are friends on there and I've seen her once or twice. I need to message her!

    • PGM35

      10 years ago

      How is Kim? Haven't heard from her in awhile so just checking!

    • yodaman74

      10 years ago

      Hope your haveing a good week..

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      10 years ago

      I normally don't ask people to do this, but check out my latest journal. Just want to see what you think.

    • yodaman74

      10 years ago

      Hope your haveing a good weekend.........

    • ichbastele

      10 years ago

      thanks man, I'll have to check it out sometime :D

    • PGM35

      10 years ago

      Thanks - it's one of my favorites too!

    • yodaman74

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the ad.

    • monopoly_j

      10 years ago

      Due to a typo (and mis-copied link) I wanted to make sure everyone knows where the JW's are today.


      Come join us if you have time!


      rvb.roosterteeth.com/groups/news/entry.php?id=8131

    • JRaj2010

      10 years ago

      Thanks

    • JRaj2010

      10 years ago

      Do you know anybody that is Jewish on RVB whom I could ask a few questions?

    • monopoly_j

      10 years ago

      In reply to Rental01, #5:

      In reply to monopoly_j, #4:

      How am I being a relativist? The zombie is already dead. There's no soul left in it. It's just a mindless, soulless machine bent on gnawing some brains.


      That's assuming you base being alive on the fact that it can think and has a soul. (This could totally lead into an abortion debate)

      So instead of killing the zombies, she's really just aborting them in very late term... moving on...

    • monopoly_j

      10 years ago

      In reply to Rental01, #3:

      Zombie killing doesn't really count because they were already dead to begin with. That's just REkilling.


      Now you sound like a relativist!

    • monopoly_j

      10 years ago

      In reply to Rental01, #13:

      Or it'll be a flash in the pan and an awesome game will hit the discount racks in a few months.


      That will not be the case either way. It already has tons of pre-orders.


      For ref: where is tankluvr2? I've not seen him on in a while.
      His new job is second shift and he doesn't have a computer at home. So he won't be on much at all any more unless he gets on at his parents house. Which is where he is currently living since he let Erin move into his house (since he lost his job, which on lasted a weekend) and she moved out of her place so he's staying at his parents again until the wedding.


      I think that all makes sense...

    • monopoly_j

      10 years ago

      In reply to Rental01, #11:

      In reply to monopoly_j, #10:

      My fear is that it's going to end up being just another RTS that the fanboys will ramp into a full contact frenzy for a few weeks and that it'll start another explosion of the already dead and tired genre. For the fifty or so fans of RTS games, this will be something nice for them to play with but it'll eventually calm back down and people will focus on the better games that are out there.

      Now for a console based game - this will rock. The genre has been, for a long time, a PC-only enterprise. There have been a few large production houses that have delved into the arena of console based RTS games but with only limited success as it usually required them to port a wildly popular (same 50 guys) PC game into the world of console gaming. We all know that games that are simply ported and not built specifically for the platform they're presented in generally do very badly. This is a ground-up build but it's based almost entirely on a genre that has only had solid success in the PC market.

      It may be a fantastic game, but the mainstream RTS players will reject it outright as a console clone of their beloved genre and the standard console player will play it once or twice and trade it in on something with boobs, engines, or zombies. I hope this doesn't happen, but I see it hitting the $20 bin in six months.

      On the plus side, that's my price limit for new games and I like RTS games, but I'm neither an RTS or Halo fanboy. :D


      My thoughts are based entirely on console gaming. I think this will open up this genre to console gamers to the RTS world. It may no be a hardcore RTS game but it is something different for FPS gamers. Take for instance, tankluvr2 (my buddy), he is not a fan of RTS games (not that he's actually ever played one) but he thinks he might get this game. I think he will enjoy it and really enjoy the co-op aspect of it (which I am excited about as well). This could open up a whole new world of games for him.

      Have you played the Demo yet?

    • monopoly_j

      10 years ago

      In reply to Rental01, #9:

      I think the game will bring a great dynamic story. I was already excited in just what I saw from the Demo. The game only takes place 20 years before Halo and fits in perfectly with the Halo novels.

      I like the idea of Halo becoming a brand and expanding as long as it continues to take itself seriously. I don't want to see Master Chief in a Kart game or some Tetris knock-off or anything.

      I think this game will help bring many into the RTS fold that may not have given it a shot before.

    • cadetRooster

      10 years ago

      GOD ROCKS

    • comrade693

      10 years ago

      I do not understand why shawnwilsher.com would be blocked, but whatever. I think you've hit that before too :(

    • AKiRA2025

      10 years ago

      But, if my claims are true, which is more important to focus on? Time travel, the existence of aliens, home-made jet fuel, or whether or not you're going to die and what happens after that. The odds are pretty stacked against you, 100 of 100 people will die. There's a God who created all things who wants you to spend eternity with Him, and who has already paid for your sins, but you need to reflect on this, realize your condition, humble yourself and turn to Him. You can focus on other things until the skies explode but where you will spend eternity is the most important thing you can think about.


      Right, but time travel, man. Just think about it. You go back in time and kill your father when he is a child. Then he would never be able play a role in your birth. But if you were never born, then how would you kill him?! Like, WHOA!

    • AKiRA2025

      10 years ago

      Oh, I think about it. I think about so stuff so hard that my fucking head actually hurts sometimes. For instance, time travel.

    • darkstitch

      10 years ago

      Both Spooky and Tangerine Dream are on Youtube, and I gave them a listen. Not bad. A little too trancey for me, but there are times when I'm in that trance mood. I've still got two of your compilations that you used when you went to work or something. They're like an hour long so they were great for back when I played WoW, or for when I clean my house. Haha.

      Tycho is influenced by Boards of Canada, and is apparently in some genre called "Illbient". "You should check out this guide if you haven't already, pretty awesome and informative. The "Illbient" section actually mentions Spooky. Though they call him Dj Spooky, I think he's talking about the same person.

      Illbient was coined by DJ Olive, who just happens to be a laidback, low-profile, soft-spoken kind of guy, and that does no good in a world where marketers like to take credit for everything. So big, boisterous DJ Spooky pushed him aside and claimed the genre for himself instead.


      The more you know, haha.

    • AKiRA2025

      10 years ago

      The biggest reason I know is what John Wesley's father called, the "inward witness" - the part in me that sees what I'm doing as wholly wrong and it refuses to let me continue in my sins. It shows me where I need to improve and what I need to do. It's that inward witness that keeps me here now, when I could be playing UNO with my wife and kids, talking to you. Because you're important to me, but more than that, you're important to God and He wants you to know that. I'll never ask you for anything and I'm certainly not gaining anything by telling you this, but I know that the most important thing you can do for anyone is to stand firmly in the gap between them and damnation and to tell them the truth. I'm more than willing to do that for you here.
      It's that inward witness that keeps me here now, when I could be playing UNO with my wife and kids, talking to you. Because you're important to me, but more than that, you're important to God and He wants you to know that. I'll never ask you for anything and I'm certainly not gaining anything by telling you this, but I know that the most important thing you can do for anyone is to stand firmly in the gap between them and damnation and to tell them the truth. I'm more than willing to do that for you here.
      It's that inward witness that keeps me here now, when I could be playing UNO with my wife and kids, talking to you. Because you're important to me, but more than that, you're important to God and He wants you to know that.


      Thank you for making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I don't even know why I started this conversation. I obviously am not going to change you, and if I did, it'd probably be for the worse. Thank you for actually taking the time to satisfy this pretentious little adolescent's needs. Who knows, I might even try out Christianity, again. Good day, sir, good day.

    • AKiRA2025

      10 years ago

      Why do you believe that all the other religions in the world are wrong and your's is right?

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