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#1 Edited by Extortion (58 posts) -

A friend and myself are in an argument over how water damages electronics. I won't get into the details of how this came up but it revolves around the power cord that plugs into the back of a PS4 (the female end). If one were to put water into it (let's say you fill it half full), jam it into a PS4 and then turn it on, my friend believes your PS4 is instantly bricked. I believe that because the water never makes contact with a circuit board, the danger is actually from an extreme amount of heat that would be generated and, theoretically, if you cut the power quickly enough, before any physical damage is caused by the heat (melting, warping, burning etc.) you could remove all the moisture, plug it back in, and your PS4 would work just fine. Needless to say, neither of us are willing to use our PS4s to prove ourselves right. We're dumb, I know. But we're all worked up now and we need to know.

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#2 Posted by Extortion (58 posts) -

@belegorm:

Even if my answer was no, I'm fairly certain I remember enough to "play" the game. I'm wondering how much someone like me who has been away for so long can get out of a game like this that's been around for as long as it has. As the game grows old, so too does the community that plays it. So I'm just not sure how successful I'll be in integrating into a player base as entrenched as WoW. If I'm stuck soloing everything up to the level cap with no one to ask questions or chat with, I doubt I'll make it to the cap.

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#3 Posted by Extortion (58 posts) -

I guess what I'm really wondering is how easy is it to find a guild that would be willing to take on someone who knows practically nothing about this game and be somewhat of a guide for dungeons and maybe even some end game content. As an MMO, community is key so how much fun I have depends on me finding a good one to be a part of. My concern is that at this point, everyone who still plays WoW is playing with an established group of players with their established characters and no one really wants/needs to train up a relative noob such as myself.

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#4 Posted by Extortion (58 posts) -

every expansion other than the most recent one is included in the game for free after purchase.

Oh that's handy. I think I just had the first expansion when I played before. Is that giantbomb guild still a thing? Would be nice to have some people to chat with and ask questions as I go.

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#5 Edited by Extortion (58 posts) -

I played WoW briefly waaay back in its day but lost interest after a few months. I've been thinking about playing again recently and seeing what the game has become because a 60 day game card happened to fall into my lap. Is it worth upgrading to the most recent expansion or has the game become too large and convoluted for someone as new as me to be able to grasp everything going on now? Any tips on how to approach seeing everything this game has to offer? I understand there's a giantbomb guild so I should probably start there I'm guessing?

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#6 Posted by Extortion (58 posts) -

The last time I played FFX was the North American PS2 version but when I started up this version of FFX, it asked which version of the sphere grid I wanted to use. Can anyone tell me what the differences between the two are? I'm assuming one is from the north american version and the other is from international but does one make the game harder than then the other? Are there abilities on one that aren't on the other? Kind of a shame they don't give you a short blurb on what the differences are when they ask you to make your choice.

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#7 Posted by Extortion (58 posts) -

As much as I hate the idea of 24 hr online check-ins and severe limitations on lending games to friends, I'm actually a little sad to see Microsoft do a complete 180 on their stance. It looked like they might have had some neat ideas on what games could do and how the way people played them could change, they just had a piss-poor messaging campaign for it and came off looking like Big Business coming in to nickel and dime you for everything you did with your console. Now we have both major console developers making consoles that function nearly identically to the last generation. That makes me a little sad. I suppose the saddest part is that no matter how everything shakes out for the Xbox One, everyone will always wonder what it could have been if Microsoft had stuck to their guns.

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#8 Posted by Extortion (58 posts) -

My comp locked up on me while I was playing and when I rebooted and relaunched Torchlight 2, I saw that my lvl 76 outlander was completely gone. I know this game uses cloud saves and I was thinking if I pulled my last save out of the cloud, maybe I'll get me char back. After looking thru the menus, I didn't see any way to manually pull down cloud saves. Anyone know if this is possible?

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#9 Posted by Extortion (58 posts) -

@Indiana_Jenkins said:

I've been paralyzed by fear and indecision stemming from my game collection for the past year and a half.

Here's how you deal with it :

You don't.

You wind up going back to whatever the last comforting game you beat was and slack off in that. I now have 80 hours in Saints Row The Third (a game that can be beaten in 10 hours). Eventually you get frustrated at your growing backlog, close your eyes and point at something, anything, and resign yourself to beating it. You learn to love again. You tell yourself, "Why didn't I play this earlier? Video games are awesome." You beat it. You feel like you accomplished something by making a small dent in your backlog.

But then you wind up playing more Saints Row.

Video Games.

This. I get indecision paralysis whenever I look at the 200+ steam games I have and then eventually just say to myself "maybe I'll just start up another Borderlands guy instead" and then hate myself for it. It also doesn't help that whenever a friend wants to go to EB to get something I usually tag along with no intention of buying anything and then as I walk around looking at the shelves, I see something like Infamous 2 or Resistance 3 for $20 and think "wow, I'm practically losing money by NOT buying this" and thus the backlog grows ever larger.

I still have a sealed copy of the original Dead Space that I tell myself I will play one day. This is the shame I live with.

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#10 Posted by Extortion (58 posts) -

Was no one else a little disappointed that Tyrael becomes the angel of wisdom and not, say, Deckard Cain? I mean, hasn't the guy done enough over the last 3 games to have earned it? Tyrael's cool and all, I just think Cain would have been better suited for the role.

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