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Note: This is a debate about whether or not reforming Ireland in the 1800s would be good or not.
Ireland will stay the same when it comes to the British. Irish hate British. Irish don’t like the British because they tried to rule over them, but they don’t like that. Crumpets and tea – no way! The Irish don’t like anything about the British, no sir. Fish and chips – yeah, right.
The Irish like to fight, so therefore they fight the British. British don’t like the color green so they fight the Irish. Irish don’t like Scottish because they’re on different islands.
The Irish like to drink magnificent amounts of alcohol, having boxing matches with farm animals, the first Irish war started when an Irishman blew up on a hot air balloon, and boxed it for 3 hours straight.
By Soup Nazi:
Dave and I are for the reform of Ireland. Anglican churches were using Irish money to support themselves. This wan an unorthodox and a poor way to flourish, even for a church in our minds.
This is also towards the landlords. They charged their tenants unfairly with outrageous rents. The reform protected them, and the land they worked on.
Overall the reform ensured no one abused their power, we feel that many abuse their power enough.
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I was trying to sell a couple of crappy pieces that people might like as transmogrification gear in World of Warcraft, and this guy whispers me.
davepoobond: what so funny
Monkeygonewi: no one buys those stuff
davepoobond: well those stuff is rares
davepoobond: you can tell by color
davepoobond: it green and blue, mean rare, no one has
Monkeygonewi: green is not rare
davepoobond: more rare than not
Monkeygonewi: and everyone uses epic or mythic gear
davepoobond: you no hear transmog? you out of style man
davepoobond: they add in cata
davepoobond: u play same game as i?
Monkeygonewi: no one is gonna pay that much for trans
davepoobond: i am trans
I sent one of the crappy green items I was trying to sell to him via mail with a COD price attached to it. He rejected it and called me a retard, saying I was trying to take advantage of people.
I educated him on the free market and laissez faire, telling him the market would correct itself by just not having anyone buy the items from me. He just kept calling me a jerk. Certainly uncalled for.
davepoobond was trying to sell some crafted Leatherworking items in Trade Chat for 6k, using a person’s materials other than one item.
Majestical: So… 9k gold and the person’s bloods? xD
davepoobond: and earths
davepoobond: but yeah
Majestical: Only due to the fact it takes max 12 days, do the Burnished Leathers have any value. That said, the essence itself that I just bought earlier, cost me only 14k gold. :P
davepoobond: yeah they do cause there’s only a limited amount of people who have 200 on hand
Majestical: I am saying, I bought an Essence off of AH for 14,000g.
Majestical: Which means, if you’re talking greater, maybe 18k.
davepoobond: im charging 60g per leather, so if you have mats already you’re saving money
davepoobond: you dont have to buy bloods and earths, you can get them from the game
Majestical: Oh hell, I have over 200 Bloods. I also, have [Grand Master of All]. So not needing to worry about anything really.
davepoobond: if no one wants to pay the crafting cost then i lower the price
davepoobond: its simple economics
davepoobond: im trying to maximize my earnings
davepoobond: if i waste 5 minutes saying 6k then lower to 5k or 4k later its no risk
davepoobond: plus it gives me bargaining room
davepoobond: so if you want me to continue with economics lesson i can
Majestical: I understand economics far too well to be lectured by someone who clearly doesn’t understand knowing even simpler things, such as understanding your OWN economy. Thus why I have over 7 million gold, and you do not.
davepoobond: so what do you suggest i do, offer it in trade for at cost and then have someone haggle me below cost
He didn’t see the last message because he ignored me.
Developer/Publisher: GungHo Online Entertainment|| Overall: 8.5
Hardware Used: T-Mobile G2 with Android 2.3.4
With its roaring success in the Land of the Rising Sun, (that’s Japan, because the sun doesn’t rise elsewhere) GungHo Online Entertainment now intends to addict America with its special blend of Puzzle, RPG and Free-to-Play/Pay-to-Win elements with the straight-to-the-point title Puzzle and Dragons. Though, does the game deliver a fun experience that can garner the attention of an American audience, or will it simply fade in obscurity like many other Japanese imports?
If you need me to tell you which of these imports was a failure and which wasn’t, then videogaming
might not be the right hobby for you.
Puzzle and Dragons is the unholy combination of the puzzle elements of Bejeweled, the monster mechanics of the Shin Megami Tensei series and a dash of Pokémon for added flavor. While each game is addictive in its own right, someone in Japan thought combining the three would make an addiction juggernaut of the likes that mobile gamers have never seen before… and for the most part, he was right.
Puzzle and Dragons starts you off with the wholly “original” idea of having you pick one of three elemental monsters: a fire monster, a water monster, and a plant monster. You are given a random “rare” monster to further entice you to collect more monsters. Afterwards, you are thrown into a seemingly endless supply of dungeons to capture monsters, level and evolve your collection, as well as level yourself up — all to eventually continue the vicious cycle when you find that you can now take on stronger enemies and dungeons. All of which aptly describes your journey through the game.
Okay, I don’t care how it happens but one of you
is helping me catch a Mewtwo.
Game design in Puzzle and Dragons is actually pretty solid. The meat and potatoes of the core game will have you encounter wave after wave of monsters in each dungeon until you reach the boss monster. During battles, the monsters will attempt to attack and reduce your hit points to zero. You’ll counter by matching up elemental gems to make your corresponding monsters attack and reduce the enemy’s hit points to zero. The best moves are when you form a chain of matches, which further multiply the damage your monsters dish out.
Along the way, you collect more monsters while making enough coins to further advance your monster team. While the premise is simple enough a layer of strategy is added by the various special abilities each of your monsters provide that sometimes cause extra damage, other times restore your HP, and can even convert one type of elemental gem into another. Taking these special abilities into account when forming a team of monsters can mean the difference between beating an enemy monster that your current level shouldn’t be able to handle or having a boss curb-stomp them. Furthermore, special “Leader Skills” further shake things up and add another layer.
Puzzle and Dragons also resides in the easy-to–learn-but-hard-to-master category, though the game does a sufficient enough job at explaining the basics, it leaves the more advanced strategies to the players to find them on the internet or discover them in a happy accident. Overall, the gameplay is fun and engaging.
This is an example of strategies derived from a
On the other side of the Free-to-Play coin is the fact that Puzzle and Dragons is a Free-to-Play mobile game and has no shame in reminding you of that. While plenty of activities can be done with the in-game currency, namely leveling up your monsters and evolving them, there are activities that require a special form of currency called a “Magic Stone.” The activities vary in usefulness; you can revive your monsters in a dungeon, regain their stamina so you are allowed to play longer, or get a turn at the hallowed “Rare Egg Machine” for an almost guaranteed chance at a strong monster for the price of five Magic Stones. Then, once their usefulness has been established, the game proceeds to remind you at every turn that they can be purchased in their online store, especially when you have none left.
Now, a fair warning to new players: the game will attempt to make it seem like Magic Stones are easy to come by as it bombards you with them early on in your career as a Pokémon Mas… Persona Use… Dragon Tamer(?). Know that this is only temporary and the stones quickly become a much rarer commodity. That’s not to say that you’ll never get them, and that you can’t eventually achieve the same results with a lot of hard work, but the game is more than happy to offer you an easy way out if you wish to throw money their way.
The controls in this game sometimes suffer the same foibles that many touch screen based games have, but work enough of the time for that to not be a problem. The game never really asks you to do any more than tap the screen or drag your finger along it, and barring an occasional accident, you are able to do just that with no problem. The other elements of the interface are also easy to use. On the main menu, everything is visible and doesn’t require more than three taps to get somewhere, and in the dungeon the elemental gems and monsters are in clear view. The only problem I have with the touch screen controls is that the gems seem a bit too close, making it hard to see the gems around the one you’re currently in control of. Of course, it could just be my fat finger and small phone that are the real problems.
Visually, the game doesn’t really offer much outside the portraits that come with each monster. They are often colorful, creative and somewhere along the lines of adorable, ferocious or a very specific fetish that I’m sure applies to someone. In contrast, the backgrounds are mostly just pallet swaps (recoloring the same textures) of the same hallways. The special effects are just as bland and usually involve a ball of colored light that hits the opponents, followed by an uninspired effect that represents the element used in the attack.
The music unfortunately hits the same note (see what I did there), and is just as bland as most of the visuals. You are constantly subjected to the same slightly upbeat and so-often-forgettable-that-I-had-to-log-into-the-game-to-remember-it music in every dungeon. The monotony is only broken up by another, more intense song that is also played at every boss encounter. The sound effects are just as forgettable and really don’t do anything different that you haven’t seen before.
Now, a special note should be added as to why this game is so addictive. Not only does it provide solid gameplay, and a vast collection of monsters to collect, improve, and form a team around, but the game is also constantly in the midst of some sort of special event. The events serve many purposes from providing the user with fresh new dungeons to explore, the chance to collect rare monsters such as angels, demons, and batman (I’m not kidding), and also the ability to collect more of the coins, experience, and “Magic Stones” to make team building all the easier. Furthermore, these events often come and go, so it pays to log in daily to check out what is going on, what you can take advantage of, and exactly how long you can take advantage of it. In conclusion, the events give an incentive for players to log in daily.
Okay, let’s be honest here… you’d make a much better leader of this team
than me, so I’ll just stand back here and let you call the shots.
Despite the hiccups in the audio and visual department, Puzzle and Dragons is a fun and addictive game. The combination of bejeweled-like puzzles, collectable monsters, and a Shin Megami-like advancement system seemed to have meshed well into a game that is indeed playable, and worth a look.
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“Yo dude que Shakira tiene dinero” (I doubt that Shakira has money)
Corporations represent the newly changed American society, from World War I, because of the many ways that the people not in charge of the way things are running it, can take charge and be a small part of it.
The Corporation, being a new thing, brought many new businesses into the fray. Larger sums of money and capital were made. The hiring of more workers i these newly formed corporations increased the amount of industrial productivity, though most of the workers in the corporation were white collar workers. The economy of United States fluctuated because of the internationalism, as it got easier to transport goods. Industrialists were the ones that sold to other countries of the world.
As society changed, new ideas changed with it. It gave birth to radicals and anarchists. The radicals were for the disarmament of military weapons all over the world. Now more locally, they were for prohibition. These new changes were meant for the good of the people. But every good thing has a repercussion. For prohibition lead to lawbreakers and a higher amount of crime. The corporations also had multiple repercussions, such as taking away the business of the smaller non-corporate businesses.
The progression of business to corporation is an example of how America progressed itself, during the years after World War I. America ame from a rural to urban society, and for the first time, electricity was able to flow through the cities. Due to the corporations and their rapidly changing technology, they invted the radio. The radio helped in increasing the number of billionaires, which raised 400% from previous years, because everyone wanted a radio.
The development of corporations in the business world itself changed American society.
Third party ownership is really annoying, I mean let’s take Crayola for instance. They’re owned by Binney & Smith, which is owned by Hallmark.
It’s really stupid when you look at it. But I guess we’ll have one thing to be looking forward to: Microsoft owning every company in every industry in the damn world, which means owning US, the government, and the world! And then the bushes we squat by. THen, the aliens will come and buy Microsoft which means buying the world, and all our Chipmunks compilation CDs (yes, even the Christmas ones).
Then people everyone hates, like Bill Gates, Rosie O’Donnel, Dennis Rodman, Jean Claude Van Damme, etc. will live forever just to spite us and make more reality TV shows such as Double Dare Extreme (where people use napalm instead of slime) and continuing Survivor forever.
And we can’t do anything because we don’t have any intergalactic space weapons or things that go “whoo whoo” to get rid of the aliens.
Then, the aliens make crop circles everywhere. Even in our grass, our pretty flower fields, and our landfills. I’m sorry, I’m getting out of hand. Bye.
I found this note at school.
You know Greg, you’re really starting to piss me off
I’m pissing you off!?
Well, shit, it piss me off
that I’ve come to a new place
and I’m trying desperately to
fit in and thrive in a new school
while your rich, pretty boy ass
hides in big daddy’s pocket
as he shells out mass amount of
Ben Frankling for your fu resplendent
future as a professional jerk off
That’s it you little bitch. I’m
bring you down one way or
Suffice to say, I do not know who these people are or the dramatic ending to this story that probably ended 10 years ago.
stimpyismyname had 3 pennies.
He told me that if I guessed which they’d all land on, I could keep the pennies.
If it didn’t land on what I guessed, I had to give him 3 pennies.
I guessed that they would all be tails, and when he tossed them on the ground, they were all tails, but he said I said all heads.
The bastard ended up taking the pennies.
unanill – v. to be paid exclusively in gift cards
Ex. I prefer to be unanilled, because I don’t need to claim them on my taxes.
“I’ve send an email 5 days ago and gained no reply. I am continually charged by your company and I’m not using that kind of service. I was not even emailed that I was being billed in the credit card. I was not notified that I was being charged. It started July 2012. I was not completely aware. Until my mom, asked me what I am I paying 15$? This has been a major concern in the family. So pls abusing my account. This is my continuous concern since I was charged for something I am not using. This is totally unjust and 15$ is killing me. With due respect I want to hear from you guys. What are you gonna do with this? Are you gonna bill me for life? So STOP this. I am not using this account, seems like once in a month, as you can see with your data and it’s not even worth a dollar. This is unfair, I was billed immediately without even prior notice or email.”
– from the YouSendIt forums
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