Sharpless's forum posts

#1 Edited by Sharpless (472 posts) -

Jeff, I'm genuinely saddened by your loss. I, myself, lost my mother several years ago. It was devastating and, sometimes, it still is. You don't move on, but you learn to live with it. You learn to survive. Just, please, do yourself a favor, and let yourself grieve. Be sad. Be weak. Feel like shit. The mind and body need that emotional release, in times like this. If you need time alone, take it. But, as someone who is very solitary myself, I advise you to take advantage of your loved ones. Be around them. Let them love you.

I'll spare you the bulk of the God talk, since I know you're not a believing man, but I do believe God is with you and your family in your time of grief. You'll be okay, but I'm sure you already know that. You are, in my opinion, one of the finest people in the games industry, and I appreciate you and all you do, despite disagreeing with you, oh, probably 85% of the time. :) God bless, and may 2015 be a year without loss, for you.

- Matt

#2 Posted by Sharpless (472 posts) -

@eternalhav0c said:

@Nephrahim said:

MAN.

Like, I know not everyone loves Dota or LoL, and that's cool, nobody's saying you do. But this is so crazy that I don't even.

Yea its either the most brilliant troll or the most blatantly ignorant statement someone connected to the game industry can make.

I'm going with, "A little of column A, a little of column B."

#3 Posted by Sharpless (472 posts) -

I think WoW is great. My then-girlfriend got me into it in 2013, and I loved it. I'd probably still be playing it, but money has been tight, and $15 a month for WoW is not something I can currently justify. As soon as I'm able, I'll probably jump back in. I've played a lot of MMOs (WoW was, ironically, one of the last I tried) and WoW is the only one I've ever felt compelled to stick with.

#4 Posted by Sharpless (472 posts) -

It's not censorship. Google is well within their rights to determine what is and is not sold/available on their platform(s). I wouldn't want this shit on my own platform, if I ran one. Now, if the government banned the game altogether, or something to that effect, then it would be censorship.

As it is, it just sounds like a fucking stupid attempt at trying to make "clever" political commentary through video games. If you're going to comment on an ongoing atrocity, you'd better make damned sure that you do it tastefully and skillfully, and not like a goddamn ham-fisted 14-year-old coding in their bedroom with American Idiot on repeat.

Everyone wants to be Jonathan Blow, but most people just end up being Jonathan Suck.

#5 Posted by Sharpless (472 posts) -

Watch the movies. Absolutely, watch the movies. If you're a fan, you consume all of it. That's what fans do. Don't be a baby. The key is to lower your expectations. First Contact is the only truly great TNG movie. Generations is okay. Insurrection is basically just a two-hour episode of the TV show. Nemesis is terrible and dumb. If you go into them knowing what to expect quality-wise, then it shouldn't bring you down.

#6 Posted by Sharpless (472 posts) -

It's poorly written garbage. That is it. That is all. The end.

#7 Posted by Sharpless (472 posts) -

I got Luke Cage from the Gamespot giveaway, and I absolutely love him. A really fun high-DPS hero with some very tanky summons. And he has an elbow drop and can conjure a car out of thin air and throw it at dudes. Sold!

I also bought the X-Force pack during the Steam sale. Deadpool is very fun, though he's somewhat limited in the AoE department. Cable is a bit complicated, as he balances energy and mental damage and is heavy on DoT attacks. He's generally fun though. Colossus, on the other hand, is not complicated at all: Throw your weight around and smash shit. Also a lot of fun.

I'm looking at Iron Man next.

#8 Posted by Sharpless (472 posts) -

@cloudyimpulse: If your hero is level 60, you absolute can reset them to level 1. Save up 10 cube shards (acquired by completing terminals) and visit Clea in a hub area, near the terminal consoles. Buy a Gourd of Prestige from her, use it, and you will be reset to level 1, along with all quest progress. (Your name in the chat will also be a different color.)

If you're not level 60 and you only care about how you've allocated your skill points, you can use a Retcon Device to redistribute them. Retcon Devices can drop from enemies, be bought with money or eternity splinters, or be acquired for free by defeating Bullseye in chapter 4 of the story.

#9 Posted by Sharpless (472 posts) -

@severepapercut said:

Hey how's Invisible Woman? Was looking to pick her up, but was torn between her and Jean Grey.

I haven't played Sue, but she generally seems pretty polarizing, judging from the in-game chat. Some people think she's great, but a number of people say she's pretty disappointing. Jean, on the other hand, doesn't get talked about a lot, but people generally say she's okay. I've played her, and she's not my favorite (I tend to enjoy "magic" users, so to speak, a lot less than other types, keep in mind) but with the right build she's certainly effective. (Only in Phoenix form, though. Her mental build is not considered to be particularly effective.)

It's also worth keeping in mind that Jean will be receiving her "52 review" this summer, which means they'll be tweaking her abilities and tuning/balancing her, so she might be even better within a couple of months.

#10 Edited by Sharpless (472 posts) -

Is there really no one in the GB community talking about or playing this game? I saw a streamer playing it a couple of months back and thought it looked alright, and I just picked it up for $3 during the Steam summer sale. I was hoping to stop in and link up with other Nether players in the GB community before I fired the game up for the first time, but I guess not? Anyone out there?