chumbalaya

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    • Fun Times

      9 years ago

      chumbalaya

      Tore my ACL playing volleyball (of all things) this past Saturday. So now I gotta get surgery, PT, and all that fun stuff for the next 6 months or so.

      On the upside, now I get to stay home all day playing video games and getting back into RT stuff in time for the new season of RvB.

      So yeah.

    • I am the greatest

      9 years ago

      chumbalaya

      Of all time.

      Suck it everyone who isn't me.

    • Back in black

      9 years ago

      chumbalaya

      Hey, I've been busy doing all kinds of stuff so I haven't had much time for RT beyond checking the occasional video. Now that school's started back up I have a much better time management thing going on (and I lot more bored time in class smiley6.gif ) so I should be able to do a lot more fun RT stuff.

      Peace.

    • Back in the US of A

      10 years ago

      chumbalaya

      That was a great trip, but flying 8 hrs then driving 6 more from NYC really took it out of me. And now the jetlag.

      Expect a full journal entry when I regain consciousness.

    • Irony

      10 years ago

      chumbalaya

      My GPS is lost.

    • Halo Wars

      10 years ago

      chumbalaya

      It's on, bitches.

      Oh God, what have I gotten myself into?

    • i r 21

      10 years ago

      chumbalaya

      It finally happened, I am of legal drinking age (not that that's ever stopped me before smiley8.gif ).

      So long brain cells, it was nice knowing you.

    • LFTO: Deconstruction

      10 years ago

      chumbalaya

      I saw the results of our first game. Great job everyone!

      Basketball game was a total waste of time, sorry I missed the first matches.

    • Which army?

      10 years ago

      chumbalaya

      I think I've reached a decision regarding my 40k and Fantasy armies. Money's tight now so I have to stick with 2 per system, meaning I have to start selling off all the little squads and bits I've accumulated over the years. So, here are the finalists for my armies. Warning, wall'o'text.


      40k
      1) Orks. After playing DoW and really reading their fluff for the first time I was hooked. I've played Marines for years and years, but Orks have eclipsed them as my favorite army. Great background, awesome models, conversion potential, and a very flexible and competitive army list.

      2) Deathwing/Ravenwing. After playing Dark Angels for years, I have always preferred Terminators and Dreadnought. The Deathwing has always drawn me, but I could never splurge for a whole army. Thanks to Black Reach and the Dark Angels Vet box I've got 20 Deathwing Terminators built up with more coming, plus Dreads as backup. I've never been as keen on pure Ravenwing, but you can't deny the potency of the Doublewing build.

      3) Imperial Guard. Never had much interest in them beyond ogling Forge World tanks. Then I picked up the Ciaphas Cain books and got really interested. I had bought an Emperor's Fist box (3 Leman Russes) to convert into Battlewagons, but when the new Battlewagon came out they sat around collecting dust. After getting interested in Guard I hear about their new Codex coming out and I got all excited. I've already built up a Russ, but I don't know if I can handle sticking with another horde army (I'm a slow and horrible painter).

      4) Daemons. I absolutely adore this army. Their playstyle is unique, definitely for fun only, and the models look fantastic. Lots of conversion potential and easily my favorite aspects of the Chaos fluff (not so much the whiny emo kids who follow them, I prefer the dark insanity of the Warp itself). Problem is, there's lots of metal involved and a very high cost. But, since it's basically two armies in one I think it ends up cheaper than just buying an army for 40k and Fantasy.

      Fantasy

      1) Skaven. No question, these guys are in. They drew me into Fantasy with their amazing background and hilarious character. I smiley12.gif Skaven. Now write me a new army book, dammit!

      2) Lizardmen. My second choice when I first picked up Skaven, who can say no to an army of aztec dinosaurs led by magic space frogs? Obviously I can, but only when hilarious magic ninja rats get in the way. New book just got released and it is very well done, lots of plastic models, and a playstyle very different to my Skaven. Lizardmen are actually reliable, Saurus are a pain to kill, and they get T Rexes and Stegadons out the ass. Slann + Engine of the Gods = magical RAPE.

      3) Dark Elves. Tied with Lizardmen. Love the fluff (the only good elves are spiky sadomasochists), love the models (especially the new Corsairs, Knights, and Hydra), and I love the awesome army list they have to work with. The DE book has a million different builds, all of them viable. On the downside, they are a bit too similar to Skaven for my liking (evil, T3, sneaky and shooty) and a lot of my favorite units are a pain in the ass to convert or buy crappy and/or metal models (Executioners, Dark Riders, Witch Elves, Chariots). I honestly cannot pick between these two, I change every day.

      4) Daemons. 2 armies in 1, love the background and models. Daemons are stupidly good in Fantasy now, and they have an amazing number of viable builds within the book. A tourney gamer's wet dream, like the DE book.

      So, if anybody has made it this far (without skipping), you get a cookie and probably a plus mod. Any thoughts or suggestions on which armies to pick, why, what to run, good conversion ideas, cost cutters, and so on are most welcome.

    • A Cheap Army

      10 years ago

      chumbalaya

      If some of your weren't aware, I'm hopelessly addicted to Warhammer and Warhammer 40k. I know, I know, it's surprising but that's just how I roll I suppose.

      I've gotten the itch to start a new army for Fantasy, mostly because I am currently enamored with the system and I want to start preparing for the tourney season. I'd bring my Skaven, but I'm holding out for the new book right now. And I'm effing suck of painting brown and green dudes, Skaven and Orks respectively.

      I want an army I can get on the cheap so I can afford my car note and Xbxo related sundry. So far I have it narrowed down to Dark Elves, Warriors of Chaos, and Bretonnians. I know Ogres are cheap to play, but I don't like those fatties so fuck 'em. Will do some research, make up some lists, and get a couple test games going. Should be fun.

  • Comments (56)

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      4 years ago

      It's been a minute.

    • rvb_caboose9

      7 years ago

      The Agent get's everywhere it seems. :p

      • rvb_caboose9

        7 years ago

        Muhuhahaha!

      • chumbalaya

        7 years ago

        Arg, make it stop! The madness will never end!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Grifball tonight!

      And yes, I'll also doing some Reachy Beta-goodness!

    • TheRecreator

      9 years ago

      Skype told me it was your birthday today. Happy Birthday!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Grifball tonight? Practice is going on, game in an hour.

    • Ptree

      9 years ago

      oh thanks dood.
      yup, i think if not tonight, then this weekend (when i have my warhammer-obsessed mate over) i'll get this group lively again. :D

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      It's Grifball signup time.

      What evenings are good and bad for you?

    • Ptree

      9 years ago

      your warhammer group is dying bro (sorry to break the news) i was expecting a place to discuss everything to do with warhammer (40k) with other people who collect, but nothing's happened on the group since i joined. i wouldn't mind fixing it, if that's alright... i can has admins?

    • Archer

      9 years ago

      Chum my ol Rochester friend, congrats on being FU.

    • brandy606

      9 years ago

      Merry FU day!

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

      9 years ago

      congrats on FU!

    • Tetrameth

      9 years ago

      Grats on your FU Day. smile.png

    • Lolzertron

      9 years ago

      Congrats on being FU! smiley0.gif

    • TheRecreator

      9 years ago

      Hey, congrats on FU!

    • Leaf

      9 years ago

      Grifball Practice at 10EST, games at 11EST

      You gonna be there?

    • Leaf

      9 years ago

      Thanks Chum. It is greatly appreciated.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Hey - I understand all too well. My Thurs. night team doesn't seem to have a problem getting players - Leaf's does - and I'd rather see that he get some solid players.

      Thanks for doing what you can - and good luck with the move.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Hey - can you help out with Leaf's team on Monday night? He's having a bit of trouble getting a group together. Shab will probably make it - but Rec can't (school kind of thing).

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Grifball Thursday night at 11pm - practice when we get on before then.

      Are you game?

      Practice monday eves before Decon plays their games.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Need availability.

      List your first three - and all that you may be able to play.

      Monday Divs
      Division 1: Mondays at 7pm CST
      Division 2: Mondays at 10pm CST

      Tuesday Divs
      Division 3: Tuesdays at 7pm CST
      Division 4: Tuesday at 10pm CST

      Wednesday Divs
      Division 5: Wednesdays at 7pm CST
      Division 6: Wednesdays at 10pm CST

      Thursday Divs
      Division 7: Thursdays at 6pm CST
      Division 8: Thursdays at 10pm CST

      Friday Divs
      Division 9: Fridays at 6pm CST
      Division 10: Fridays at 10pm CST

      Saturday Divs
      Division 11: Saturdays at 2pm CST
      Division 12: Saturdays at 9pm CST

      Sunday Divs
      Division 13: Sundays at 2pm CST
      Division 14: Sundays at 9pm CST

      Post edited 9/10/09 8:16AM

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      I'll keep you posted!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      So you will be in next season?

      Cool!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      I spent over 10 hours talking to the powers-that-be to find out what the deal was - and while they said they could see where I was coming from - there wasn't anything that could be done.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      We did not make the playoffs. It has been confirmed that FC-5 did go 6-4 by the Commissioner.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      When are you available to play Grifball?

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Oh yeah - the work thing. At least you have it!!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Bum Rush Grifball tonight - Archer and I should be on - and we may need you tomorrow night. Archer has an event to go to and won't be able to play. Shab may be available - but he may not get home in time.

      Bum Rush is I believe 9 pm Eastern - with sign ups at 8:30.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Are you back on XBox Live yet?

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      You have no idea how much I appreciate you taking the time to let me know - instead of me just waiting and wondering.

      Good luck with the mold spores - those can be nasty. I hope you guys had insurance against your loss.

    • Archer

      10 years ago

      How's Europe treating you?

    • Archer

      10 years ago

      Oh Brockport. 5 years in the place that will always be awesome in my heart but definitely needed to get the fuck out of there. The kids that are starting to go to colege there are just that to me, kids.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      That's why we have a bench smiley8.gif

      Yes - it starts this week.

      Enjoy your time in Europe!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Delocated plays late Thursday - can you be available - at least for the second match if you can't get back in time for the first one?

      Season starts this week - so get your Grif on!!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Make sure your brother gets registered with Grifball today or early tomorrow.

      Thanks!

      www.grifball.com/home.php

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Grifball signups going on now!

      roosterteeth.com/groups/news/entry.php?id=18998

      Provide playing times

    • asdadogs

      10 years ago

      Done, I did the basics and added the basic player profile thing at the side with an image and emblem included.

      also worked out the most kills you got in one match and recorded that stat for you.

      grifball.org/wiki/index.php5?title=Chumbalaya13

      Let me know if you need anything further,
      ------------------------

      asdadogs.

    • asdadogs

      10 years ago

      Ok, I'm working on your page now I'll have it done for 1800 hours GMT, which I believe is 1300 hours US east.

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

      10 years ago

      Thanks yo.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Let's see who may be interested in the thread. I know Filthy was interested (but that was an hour ago) - we'll see who else.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      LIfe first. Always - life first.

      And we were able to field a team. It was a scramble - but we got two new members. Right now we are thinking about getting a four man Vidmaster Challenge run going. So far it's me and Filthy.

      Are you interested?

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      We need a fourth - are you in?

      Game starts at the top of the hour.

    • rhill2073

      10 years ago

      invite sent

    • rhill2073

      10 years ago

      I will send an invite at 8pm CST, good luck!

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

      10 years ago

      Don't forget that you are in the Halo Wars Bracket A Tournament TONIGHT. Go check out the Bracket A Gameday Thread to start communicating with other players.

      Good luck!

    • Archer

      10 years ago

      yeah it be nice to be able to go outside. only outside time I am getting today is walking to and for class and then my apartment

    • Archer

      10 years ago

      it was good playing some grifball last night with ya. hows the weather over by you..its actually nice over here in brockport....for the first time since November

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      what times?

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      We're getting a group together to try and challenge RT tomorrow (Friday) night.

      Let me know if you're available 9 eastern or later.

    • Archer

      10 years ago

      That's hilarious because I work with Jeremy Becker. Yeah anything you want to know at all send em my way. Is this your first or second year at MCC?

    • Archer

      10 years ago

      Brighton eh? Do you know a Jeremy Becker? If you have questions about Bport shoot them my way...I have been here 5 years and have been involved in the student government for the entire time. Also if you applied and were accepted, Sat April 18th is an open house you should come check out...I will be working it

      Post edited 4/02/09 11:53PM

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