TacoPowerPhD

33 years old
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from √Čire prev. UK, Minnesota and Cymru

  • Activity

    • Describing the Unfamiliar

      4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      Ray leaving RT has brought up an interesting conundrum for me. I'm fairly sure almost everybody on this site knows what Ray does and what it is he is going to be doing.

      However for those who don't dip their toes into video games or internet culture in a big way Rooster Teeth, Achievement Hunter and Twitch are almost alien concepts. Seriously. Find somebody who isn't into video gaming and try explaining why AH is compelling.

      Then try and describe how people make money as a Twitch streamer.

      Then finally describe why somebody would go from a career at Achievement Hunter to a career as a Twitch streamer. I understand the difference and I understand why the two separate mediums exist. But to a non gamer the jobs themselves make no sense let alone the switch between the two.

    • Things Done

      4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      Since all Halo all the time is a little wearing. Here is a list of some other stuff I have been doing whilst not aiming for the MCC 5000.

      1. A video series documenting interesting events or aircraft at my airport titled From The Tower
      2. A TrucksOvertakingTrucks remix of RT user Tieges song Semblance (why he asked me to do this is beyond me).
      3. All of my musical work has been uploaded to BandCamp for no reason other than because it's free and the current in thing. These pages are:
      https://alexanderbeetle.bandcamp.com/
      https://andilookedandbeheldapalehorse.bandcamp.com/
      https://givemeasquadronofspitfires.bandcamp.com/releases
      https://mybestpalthedj.bandcamp.com/
      https://trucksovertakingtrucks.bandcamp.com/
      4. A promotional video for B4RN (what is effectively the best ISP in the whole of the UK!) https://youtu.be/SoSOpP3wZRs
      5. I've also done some more with the slow motion and time lapse stuff.

    • 4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD
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    • The Quest for 5000 - TB+33

      4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      Achievement Carry Over
      Achievements Unlocked - 175
      Gamer Score - 1465

      176. I Got This (10G) - Complete 100 missions or multiplayer missions.
      177. Tempered Blade (5G) - Win 10 multiplayer games.
      178. Hitchhikers May Be Escaping Convicts (5G) - Halo CE: Activate Terminal 5 on Assault On The Control Room.
      179. Skulltaker Halo CE: Recession (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Recession skull in remastered mode.
      180. Dear Diary... (20G) - Halo CE: Activate all Halo CE Terminals
      181. Bearly Contained (5G) - Halo CE: Activate Terminal 6 on 343 Guilty Spark.
      182. Skulltaker Halo CE: Black Eye (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Black Eye skull in remastered mode.
      183. Skulltaker Halo CE: Eye Patch (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Eye Patch skull in remastered mode.
      184. Headhunter (20G) - Halo CE: Find and claim all skulls in Halo: CE
      185. Skulltaker Halo CE: Pinata (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Pinata skull in remastered mode.
      186. Reviewer (5G) - Halo 2: Activate Terminal 12 on High Charity
      187. Brovershield (10G) - Complete any co-op level on Heroic difficulty.
      188. The Guardians Are Coming (5G) - Get killed by the Guardians.
      189. Obsessed (5G) - Halo 2: Activate Terminal 13 on The Great Journey.
      190. Warrior (10G) - Halo 2: Complete every level of the game on Normal difficulty.
      191. Skulltaker Halo 2 That's Just... Wrong (5G) - Halo 2: Find and claim the That's Just... Wrong skull in on Legendary.
      192. No-Fly Zone (10G) - Halo CE: Destroy three of the four Banshees on Halo during a single play-through.
      193. Oh, These Baubles? (10G) - Collect 6000 campaign or playlist medals.
      194. Scavenger Hunt (10G) - Kill 1000 Jackals.
      195. He's Unstoppable (10G) - Halo CE: Complete any level on Heroic difficulty or higher without taking health damage.
      196. Get Me Out Of Here (5G) - Halo CE: Ride in a Pelican for several seconds on the level 343 Guilty Spark.

      Achievement Unlock Gain: 21
      Gamer Score Gain: 220

      Current Gamer Score: 1685
      Gamer Score Deficit: 3315

      Total Achievements Unlocked: 196
      As a percentage: 33%

      Notes: As can be seen from percentage above 1/3 of the achievments have now been unlocked but it still seems like years until the end is reached. In between searching for all the Skulls and Terminals the campaign is now being attacked on Legendary. Finally the 195 achievement marks a personal first where I was able to complete the (in Halo terms) legendary Halo AOTCR Bridge Drop for the first time. An incredibly hard glitch that allows you to despawn nearly all of one of the enemies on AOTCR... which is helpful for a legendary play through.

    • The Quest for 5000 - TB+30

      4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      82. Mind Games (5G) - Halo CE: Activate Terminal 9 on Keyes
      83. Greenhorn (10G) - Complete every level of the game on Easy difficulty.
      84. Scurty Bump (10G) - Halo CE: Beat the par time on Keyes.
      85. Keyes (10G) - Halo CE: Complete Keyes
      86. Game On (10G) - Complete 50 missions or multiplayer mission.
      87. Did Somebody Say... (20G) - Halo CE: Beat par time on all Halo CE levels.
      88. All You Can Eat (10G) - Halo CE: Beat the par time on The Maw.
      89. Can't Keep Him Down (5G) - Halo 3: Fight alongside and listen to The Man. The Legend. Chips Dubbo.
      90. Speedy One One Seven (10G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on Sierra 117.
      91. Landfall (10G) - Halo 3: Complete Sierra 117.
      92. Time Shift (10G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on Crow's Nest.
      93. Holdout (10G) - Halo 3: Complete Crow's Nest
      94. Going Bananas (5G) - Kill 100 Brutes
      95. Highway Robbery (10G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on Tsavo Highway.
      96. The Road (10G) - Halo 3: Complete Tsavo Highway.
      97. No Smoking (5G) - Disapprovingly look at Captain Keyes' abandoned pipe.
      98. Skulltaker Halo 3: Tough Luck (5G) - Halo 3: Find and claim the Tough Luck Skull on Normal or harder.
      99. Skulltaker Halo 3: Black Eye (5G) - Halo 3: Find and claim the Black Eye Skull on Normal or harder.
      100. Skulltaker Halo 3: Blind (5G) - Halo 3: Find and claim the Blind Skull on Normal or harder.
      101. Primate (5G) - Halo 3: Find your first missing links.
      102. Skulltaker Halo 3: Fog (5G) - Halo 3: Find and claim the Fog Skull on Normal or harder.
      103. Lightning Strike (10G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on The Storm.
      104. Assault (10G) - Halo 3: Complete The Storm.
      105. Dambuster (10G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on Floodgate.
      106. Cleansing (10G) - Halo 3: Complete Floodgate.
      107. Foe Hammer (10G) - Kill 5000 enemies or players.
      108. Refuge (10G) - Halo 3: Complete The Ark
      109. A Crate Of Medals (10G) - Collect 3000 campaign or playlist medals.
      110. Waypoint (10G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on The Ark.
      111. Scarab Slide (10G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on The Covenant.
      112. Last Stand (10G) - Halo 3: Complete The Covenant.
      113. Dirge Of Madrigal (5G) - Halo 3: Trigger the hidden music cue in Halo 3.
      114. Skulltaker Halo 3: IWHBYD (5G) - Halo 3: Find and claim the IWHBYD Skull on Normal or harder.
      115. Making History (10G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on Cortana.
      116. The Key (10G) Complete Cortana.
      117. Training Wheels (10G) - Halo 3: Complete every level of the game on Easy difficulty.
      118. Speed Demon (20G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on all Halo 3 levels.
      119. Go, Chief! Gun It! (10G) - Halo 3: Beat the par time on Halo.
      120. Return (10G) - Halo 3: Complete Halo.
      121. Skulltaker Halo CE: Iron (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Iron Skull in Remastered mode.
      122. Arrival (5G) - Halo CE: Activate Terminal 1 on The Pillar Of Autumn.
      123. Skulltaker Halo CE: Boom (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Boom Skull in Remastered mode.
      124. Before And After (10G) - Halo CE: Complete every level of the game having seen it in both classic and remastered mode.
      125. Skulltaker Halo CE: Famine (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Famine Skull in Remastered mode.
      126. You Are The Weapon (5G) - Halo CE: Kill a Hunter with one pistol round.
      127. Idle Hands (5G) - Halo CE: Activate Terminal 4 on The Silent Cartographer.
      128. Skulltaker Halo CE: Bandana (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Bandana Skull in Remastered mode.
      129. Skulltaker Halo CE: Fog (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Fog Skull in Remastered mode.
      130. Skulltaker Halo CE: Malfunction (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Malfunction Skull in Remastered mode.
      131. Piece Of Cake (10G) - Halo 4: Beat the par time on Dawn.
      132. Dawn (10G) - Halo 4: Complete Dawn.
      133. Hunters Hunted (5G) - Kill 50 Hunters.
      134. Interloper (10G) - Halo 4: Beat the par time on Requiem.
      135. Requiem (10G) - Halo 4: Complete Requiem.
      136. Raging In The Dark (10G) - Halo 4: Beat the par time on Forerunner.
      137. Forerunner (10G) - Halo 4: Complete Forerunner.
      138. A Heap Of Medals (10G) - Collect 4000 campaign or playlist medals.
      139. Infinity (10G) - Halo 4: Complete Infinity.
      140. A Long Time Ago (5G) - Halo 4: Play a game of Halo 4 on the 6th day of any month.
      141. Pest control (5G) - Kill 100 Crawlers.
      142. Ouroboros (10G) - Halo 4: Beat the par time on Infinity.
      143. Gimmie That (10G) - Halo 4: Beat the par time on Reclaimer.
      144. Reclaimer (10G) - Halo 4: Complete Reclaimer.
      145. Shut. Down. Everything. (10G) - Halo 4: Beat the par time on Shutdown.
      146. Shutdown (10G) - Halo 4: Complete Shutdown.
      147. Give Him The Stick (10G) - Halo 4: Take out both Hunters using only the Sticky Detonator on Composer.
      148. Symphony Of Pain (10G) - Halo 4: Beat the par time on Composer.
      149. Composer (10G) - Halo 4: Complete Composer.
      150. Chief, Smash! (10G) - Halo 4: Kill 3 Crawlers in one hit with the Gravity Hammer on Midnight.
      151. Librarians Gift (10G) - Halo 4: Complete every level of the game on Easy difficulty.
      152. Easy As One Two Three (20G) - Halo 4: Beat the par time on all Halo 4 levels.
      153. Countdown (10G) - Beat the par time on Midnight.
      154. Midnight (10G) - Halo 4: Complete Midnight.
      155. Don't Hang Around (10G) - Halo 2: Beat the par time on Cairo station.
      156. Rooftop Runner (10G) - Halo 2 - Beat the par time on Outskirts.
      157. Speeding Ticket (10G) - Halo 2: Beat the par time on Metropolis.
      158. YOLO Strats (10G) - Halo 2: Beat the par time on The Arbiter.
      159. So You Don't Want The Tank? (10G) - Halo 2: Beat the par time on Delta Halo.
      160. Were It So Easy (10G) - Kill 1000 Elites
      161. A Few Trinkets (10G) - Collect 5000 campaign or playlist medals.
      162. I Regret Nothing (10G) - Halo 2: Beat the par time on Regret.
      163. Terminal Velocity (10G) - Halo 2: Beat the par time on Sacred Icon.
      164. Hot Zone (10G) - Halo 2: Beat the par time on Quarantine Zone.
      165. Force Of Will (10G) - Halo 2: Beat the par time on Gravemind.

      Continued in comments!

    • The Quest for 5000 - TB+17

      4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      Achievement carry over
      Unlocks - 38
      Points - 295

      Achievements Unlocked
      39. My Buddy Chips (5G) - Halo CE: Fight alongside Chips Dubbo and listen to his words of wisdom.
      40. Flyover Country (10G) - Halo CE: Beat the par time on Halo.
      41. Splinters (5G) - Halo CE: Activate Terminal 3 on The Truth and Reconciliation.
      42. Clos Quarters Combat (10G) - Halo CE: Complete The Truth and Reconciliation with at least four rounds left in your Sniper Rifle.
      43. Truth And Reconciliation (10G) - Halo CE: Complete The Truth and Reconciliation.
      44. All Out Of Bubblegum (10G) - Collect 1000 campaign or playlist medals.
      45. Skulltaker Halo CE: Foreign (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Foreign skull in remastered mode.
      46. You Can't Handle The Truth (10G) - Halo CE: Beat the par time on The Truth and Reconciliation.
      47. Hit The Beach (10G) - Halo CE: Beat the par time on The Silent Cartographer.
      48. The Silent Cartographer (10G) - Halo CE: Complete The Silent Cartographer.
      49. A Day To Remember (5G) - Halo CE: Play Halo: CE on the 15th of any month.
      50. Megg (10G) - Halo CE: It's A Sign
      51. World Traveler (10G) - Halo 3: Complete a match on at least 8 different multiplayer maps.
      52. Delicious Brains (5G) - Kill 100 Flood.
      53. Kilotons Of Fun (5G) - Halo CE: Activate Terminal 10 on The Maw.
      54. Thirsty Grunt (5G) - Halo CE: Listen to the Thirsty Grunt talk about his eating habits.
      55. Skulltaker Halo CE: Grunt Birthday Party (5G) - Halo CE: Find and claim the Grunt Birthday Party skull in remastered mode.
      56. T-Rex (10G) - Halo CE: Find the hidden Rex sign on The Maw.
      57. This Side Up (10G) - Halo CE: Complete the Warthog ride of The Maw without being forcibly ejected from your vehicle.
      58. The Maw (10G) - Halo CE: Complete The Maw
      59. Madrigal Debut (5G) - Halo CE: Trigger a hidden music cue in Halo CE.
      60. Gruntageddon (10G) - Kill 1000 Grunts.
      61. Assault On The Control Room (10G) - Halo CE: Complete Assault On The Control Room.
      62. Would It've Killed You To Take The Elevator (10G) - Halo CE: Beat the par time on Assault On The Control Room.
      63. Lightning In A Bottle (10G) - Halo CE: Beat the par time on 343 Guilty Spark.
      64. 343 Guilty Spark (10G) - Halo CE: Complete 343 Guilty Spark.
      65. Six Pedals, Four Directions (10G) - Halo 2: Drive a Scorpion while playing as the Arbiter.
      66. Delighted (5G) - Halo 2: Activate Terminal 9 on Quarantine Zone.
      67. Quarantine Zone (10G) - Halo 2: Complete Quarantine Zone.
      68. Go Ape Shiv (5G) - Halo 2: Kill an enraged, berserk Brute using melee.
      69. Knowledgable (5G) - Halo 2: Activate Terminal 10 on Gravemind.
      70. Don't Make A Girl A Promise (5G) - Halo 2: Collect the Cortana toy in Gravemind.
      71. Gravemind (10G) - Halo 2: Complete Gravemind.
      72. Scholar (5G) - Halo 2: Activate Terminal 11 on Uprising.
      73. Uprising (10G) - Halo 2: Complete Uprising.
      74. Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? (5G) - Halo CE: Activate Terminal 7 on The Library.
      75. TLDR (10G) - Halo CE: Beat the par time on The Library.
      76. The Library (10G) - Halo CE: Complete The Library.
      77. Memories (5G) - Halo CE: Activate Terminal 8 on Two Betrayals.
      78. Zombie Repeller (10G) - Kill 1000 Flood.
      79. Two Betrayals (10G) - Halo CE: Complete Two Betrayals
      80. A Pile Of Medals (10G) - Collect 2000 campaign or playlist medals.
      81. Whistle Stop Tour (10G) - Beat the par time on Two Betrayals.

      Unlock Gain: 43
      GS Gain: 350

      Current GS: 645
      GS Deficit: 4355

    • It Was A Good Day

      4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      For obvious reasons I cannot go into detail. But at the start of the week we had a lovely visit from the local police department to discuss their apprehension of one of our recent trouble makers near the airport.

      I won't talk about who, why, where or what.

      But if I leave you with the following you should have a good idea where I'm coming from and where I'm going with this.

      Do not point lasers at aircraft.
      Do not fly your UAV you got for Christmas near an airport.
      Do not fly your kite near an airport.

      You can be identified, caught and prosecuted.

      If you have a UAV, Kite or Model Aircraft and live near an airport in the UK. Here is where you can find your information.

      www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?CATID=1995

      Ignorance is not an excuse.

    • The Quest For 5000

      4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      On January 10th 2015 I officially started my quest to reach the elusive 5000 achievement points offered by Halo: MCC.

      I can expect a good few at the beginning as the throw away achievements (turn on the game, press a button, die once, curse 343 etc) are burned through. But after that these updates will slow from your feed and the real hard work will begin.

      1. Your Journey Begins (5G) - Complete a campaign mission or match of Multiplayer.
      2. Bite The Hand (10G) - Kill a 343 developer in matchmaking or someone who has this achievement.
      3. Cairo Station (10G) - Halo 2: Complete Cairo Station
      4. Just Getting Started (5G) - Kill 100 enemies or players.
      5. Rex Sword (10G) - Halo 2: Grab the energy sword on the level Outsksirts.
      6. THE Chips Dubbo? (5G) - Halo 2: Fight alongside the legendary Chips Dubbo and listen to his words.
      7. Balaho's Most Wanted (5G) - Kill 100 Grunts
      8. Inquisitive (5G) - Halo 2: Activate Terminal 2 on Outskirts.
      9. The One Percent (5G) - Kill 100 Elites.
      10. Outskirts (10G) - Halo 2: Complete Outskirts
      11. Metropolis (10G) - Halo 2: Complete Metropolis
      12. Where Am I? (5G) - Complete 10 missions or multiplayer games.
      13. Sounds Familiar (5G) - Halo 3: This stuff is your history.
      14. Dirty Bird (5G) - Halo 2: Fly the Heretic Banshee.
      15. The Arbiter (10G) - Halo 2: Complete The Arbiter.
      16. Standard Operating Brocedure (10G) - Complete any co-op level on Normal difficulty.
      17. Fascinated (5G) - Activate Terminal 5 on The Oracle.
      18. Reed The Strategy (10G) - Beat the par time on The Oracle.
      19. Oracle (10G) - Halo 2: Complete The Oracle
      20. Enchanted (5G) - Halo 2: Activate Terminal 6 on Delta Halo.
      21. Flaming Ninja Anniversary (10G) - Halo 2A MP: Kill an opponent that has the Ninja Redux Achievement in Anniversary matchmaking.
      22. Didn't Like This Ship Anyway (10G) - Halo CE: Beat the par time on The Pillar Of Autumn.
      23. Pillar Of Autumn (10G) - Halo CE: Complete The Pillar Of Autumn.
      24. Delta Halo (10G) - Halo 2: Complete Delta Halo.
      25. HI BEN(5G) - Halo 2: Oh, hi! (Personal favourite so far!)
      26. Spoilsport (5G) - Kill 100 Jackals.
      27. Silent But Deadly (10G) - Halo 2: Kill 7 opponents from behind in a row without being spotted.
      28. Regret (10G) - Halo 2: Complete Regret
      29. Just A Taste (5G) - Collect 500 campaign or playlist medals.
      30. Sacred Icon (10G) - Halo 2: Complete Sacred Icon
      31. Skulltaker Halo: CE: Mythic (5G) - Halo CE: finad and claim the Mythic skull in remastered mode.
      32. Sacrifice (5G) Halo CE: Activate Terminal 2 on Halo.
      33. Halo (10G) - Halo CE: Complete Halo.
      34. Decorated Warrior (10G) - Halo 2A MP: Get awarded at least 10 different medals in one multiplayer game.
      35. Double Down (10G) - Halo 2A MP: In Anniversary multiplayer, receive 2 or more Double Kill medals.
      36. Cold Fusion (5G) - Halo 2A MP: Kill an opponent by detonating a Fusion Coil.
      37. Legend Slayer (10G) - Halo 2A MP: Kill an opponent that has the Legendary Anniversary achievement.
      38. Warden (10G) - Halo 2A MP: In Classic or Anniversary matchmaking, stop the killing spree of another player.

      Total Achievements unlocked: 38
      Current GS: 295
      GS Deficit: 4705

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