Vamino's forum posts

#1 Posted by Vamino (205 posts) -

@fattony12000 said:

@bisonhero said:

@fattony12000 said:

Jesus fucking god why no please stop how.

Haha, yeah, the guys who spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on Steam trading cards are always interesting to take a look at.


I'd be interested to see how often it pays off for them. I got kind of into the last thing like this (what that last xmas?) and probably spent $10 or so on cards. Maybe a little more. I got a lucky Dota2 drop (from the cards) that I just sold for $38 though so that worked out all right for me in the end.

#2 Posted by Vamino (205 posts) -

Mandurah, WA, Australia.

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#4 Posted by Vamino (205 posts) -

"The game that could make the Call of Duty titan... " etc.

#5 Posted by Vamino (205 posts) -

@wampa1: Absolutely no worries there then. Corsair is a solid brand.

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@wampa1 said:

@sooty: I'll have a look at the motherboard issue, I'm fairly certain everything is installed into the correct slots but I'll ask him to check next chance he gets. It's a 600 watt ATX power supply which I hear should be enough for what I have, as for windows it's what's preinstalled in this older hard drive that I brought across from the previous PC was planning to upgrade to 8 and add a SSD later once I fix these issues and I can afford it.

Do you happen to know what brand your power supply is? Not all are created equal and the wattage of cheap PSU's is not always exactly as described. That said, the not-fresh Windows install sounds like the most likely culprit.

#7 Posted by Vamino (205 posts) -

@eternic: I grabbed 24THP-8H4DQ-YXBPB, thanks!

#8 Posted by Vamino (205 posts) -

@sooty said:

@vamino said:

You get a hell of a lot of game for your money with Guild Wars 2, and they put new content in quite often.

I just wish you could have had more skills to use at a single time on that game, limiting them by weapon choice made those core 5 abilities feel boring fast.

That's a fair complaint. I was playing an Elementalist and didn't come up against that problem quite as much. Switching between elements giving a new set of skills, so you could end up working through all the elements in a tougher fight to do the finishers you wanted/get the buffs you want.

I had a lot of fun exploring the world though, something that I hadn't felt like doing since original WoW. And for some reason I really liked the jumping puzzle stuff, which I wasn't expecting.

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You get a hell of a lot of game for your money with Guild Wars 2, and they put new content in quite often.

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@sharkethic said:

@vamino said:

@overnow said:

One thing I see a lot with people who watch MMA are fans who absolutely hate the ground game, they want all stand-up brawls with insane KOs all the time. It's harder to get into the grappling aspect but if you learn about the different positions and what weapons are available to the fighter in the position it can be incredibly interesting.

It frustrates the HELL out of me watching fights and having the crowd almost immediately start booing when the fight goes to the ground. If you want a punch fest go watch boxing or K1, goddamnit. And then it leads to a whole other lot of bullshit where the ref starts telling people to be more active or they'll stand them up. How about if the other dude wants to stand up, he stands up? Otherwise someone is controlling someone and that's part of the sport. /vent

As a former BJJ practitioner you can pretty much guess my feelings on the subject. The crowd at the events seems to be 98% bros in Tapout shirts, that probably knows fuck all about the ground game and only wants to see people getting knocked out, so I try not to let it get to me, though.

There was talk of a UFC grappling tournament a few years back. Not really seeing it happen, but that would be fucking awesome!

That'd be pretty interesting to see, get together the best grapplers and let them go at it. I imagine when they looked into it they figured it'd sell PPV's terribly and not be good enough promo material for free-to-air, unfortunately.

I think the thing that annoys me about the booing the most is how, if it's the right person, they are fine with it. They boo people for staying up against the fence too much, but when Randy Couture was doing it he was a damned hero.

That was another nice thing about Pride shows, I guess. The relatively quiet Japanese audience. Can't really think of a time I heard them booing, but I wasn't as in to MMA back when Pride was really the one to watch.