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posted 17 May 2013 00:12 EDT (US)   
The Man with the Laughs





Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam! That's right, I'm history... I'm outta here. I got the lucky ticket home, baby. Rollin, rollin, rollin'... keep them wagons rollin', rawhide! Yeah, that's right... the final Adrian Cronauer broadcast... and this one is brought to you by our friends at the Pentagon. Remember the people who brought you Korea? That's right, the U.S. Army. If it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's probably not being done by the Army.







In honor of Robin Williams, I've decided to forsake the rules and simple post a lot of what made him special to us: his humor and ability to make us laugh!!


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Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately...it was Robin Williams...for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay.
When Stephan Spielberg was filming "Schindler's List", Robin would call him to cheer him up. I think I only called him once, maybe twice. I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimers Association. A society devoted to helping raise money to help older Germans who had forgotten everything before 1945. I remember him laughing and going 'thank you.'"










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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 12-13-2014 @ 02:35 PM).]

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posted 10 March 2014 15:26 EDT (US)     1376 / 2504  
Welcome back Gaius.

I just realized that I don't know of one game set during the Korean War.
posted 10 March 2014 23:18 EDT (US)     1377 / 2504  
What type of games do you play? I noticed a while ago that my sight used to deteriorate especially when I play sports games like FIFA or games like CoD, my eyes don't do well with all the concentration these games demand.
Hannibal, i play COD a fair bit online, but besides that i play mostly games like Assassins Creed and Skyrim etc...

Seriously- Anyone with an Xbox have GTA 5 online? I really need someone to play online with, otherwise it is just boring...

The Ukrainian situation has me worried. Between the West not really wanting to do anything, Putin's stubbornness and the general complicated nature of the issue it is hard to see this ending well..

Hey Ed and Gaius, nice to see yous again.
I just realized that I don't know of one game set during the Korean War.
Punic and i were discussing this a while ago if memory serves. Would be a good conflict for a game- Beginning of the Assault rifle, many different nationalities to play as(US, Chinese, Korean, Commonwealth etc). SO yea- would be interesting.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 11 March 2014 06:09 EDT (US)     1378 / 2504  
Though the Chinese human-wave assaults would get tedious and boring after a while.

Also, how would the AI handle the Inchon invasions? These frightened the North (threatened their supply lines to the south, made a threat of invading the north) which caused a massive and not-so-controlled retreat from where the UN had held the Pusan perimeter.

Factoring/programming the Chinese at the Yalu river would be easy enough (*13: if UN unit nears river border between X and Y, spawn at loc Y+2 1.000.000 screaming Chinese infantry).

MiGs would be neat, even though F4U Corsairs and P51 Mustangs did not do too bad against them. Still, the F86 Sabre was a definite improvement.

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posted 11 March 2014 12:33 EDT (US)     1379 / 2504  
I don't think they would do a Korean "conflict" game anytime soon. Since the Chinese would most likely be part of the "bad guys" it would be offensive to China some how. Like when the red dawn remake was being produced it was suppose to be a Chinese invasion but was switched to not offend.
posted 11 March 2014 14:47 EDT (US)     1380 / 2504  
Punic and i were discussing this a while ago if memory serves.
It came to mind when me and a friend were talking about Wargame: Red Dragon.
Also, how would the AI handle the Inchon invasions?
I imagine it would depend widely on the type of game. In a Paradox-style game it would probably take the shape of if(supplyLines.areThreatened()){ . I think the challenge here would be the guerilla warfare aspect. In a shooter or a AoE style-rts it would be as simple as an event in a mission.
Since the Chinese would most likely be part of the "bad guys" it would be offensive to China some how


That makes sense as an excuse. If any Korean War game is going to be made it would probably be a grand strategy game as that would be less offensive.
posted 11 March 2014 18:48 EDT (US)     1381 / 2504  
Battlefield 4 is about China predominantly, with Russia as a sidelines bad guy. It's a good game, and has me officially switched from a COD player to Battlefield.

As for the Korea styled wargame, I believe at the time we talked about it being COD style. If we wanted to make it a strategy game, I think a Hearts of Iron style game would make the best sense, as it does have the individual units and their supply lines built in. If you encircle a pocket of units, they start dwindling from lack of supplies, and fight worse with every passing day. The AI even retreats to a safe area if you threaten their supply lines in more than a few cases.

Too bad HOI3 is has an AMAZING learning curve to it :/ Still haven't gotten a hang of it.

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posted 12 March 2014 10:56 EDT (US)     1382 / 2504  
nice to see yous
I am horrified to be included in this.

posted 12 March 2014 11:50 EDT (US)     1383 / 2504  
He tried and failed his course of Hillbilly 101.

He meant to say: "Nice to see you'ns agin."

Better?

(note: 'agin' is spelled correctly in Hillbilly speech)

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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 03-12-2014 @ 11:51 AM).]

posted 12 March 2014 14:40 EDT (US)     1384 / 2504  
Wargame Red Dragon looks terrific.
posted 12 March 2014 16:45 EDT (US)     1385 / 2504  
CA is coming out with a Hannibal at the Gates DLC. Just letting everyone know. I'M HYPED!

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 12 March 2014 17:27 EDT (US)     1386 / 2504  
He tried and failed his course of Hillbilly 101.

He meant to say: "Nice to see you'ns agin."
as some one who lives a hop skip and a jump (metric of course) away from the backwoods of 'merica, I can attest that this is proper redneck grammar
posted 12 March 2014 18:21 EDT (US)     1387 / 2504  
He tried and failed his course of Hillbilly 101.
Mate, i skipped Hillbilly 101 and went straight to Aussie 202

This week we learned to ignore the 'er' at the end of words and replace it with an 'a', shorten many words by using an 'o' (eg, Afternoon is an called the 'arvo'). I hope i do well this semester.

Nothing on Steam about that DLC (as far as i can see), Got a link Punic?

And what the Hell is going on with that Malaysia flight??

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 13 March 2014 22:07 EDT (US)     1388 / 2504  
eg, Afternoon is an called the 'arvo'
I've heard this one before and couldn't figure it out; is there an actual reason why it's shortened that way?

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
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posted 14 March 2014 16:06 EDT (US)     1389 / 2504  
No idea how it got originally started, but it saves time i suppose, and it makes some sweet sounding sentances eg,

"Hey mate, i am going out this arvo for a smoko coming with? Wait, dont get aggro because last week the ambo picked you up and wouldnt let you stop at the bottle-o on the way to the hospital."

Arvo= Afternoon
Smoko= Smoking break (Or just a break)
Aggro= Aggressive
Ambo= Ambulance
Bottle-o= Alcohol shop.

But yea, it is nice to hear sometimes, and it just rolls off the tough. Perhaps i should record some examples and put them up... Hmmm

EDIT: BTW, Its Name Change day coming up. Look here for some more details.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda

[This message has been edited by Awesome Eagle (edited 03-14-2014 @ 04:11 PM).]

posted 14 March 2014 17:14 EDT (US)     1390 / 2504  
I bet it sounds better with an Aussie accent

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
posted 14 March 2014 22:12 EDT (US)     1391 / 2504  
It's starting to look more like a war is imminent in Ukraine.
posted 15 March 2014 12:25 EDT (US)     1392 / 2504  
It's starting to look more like a war is imminent in Ukraine.
naw the west doesn't exactly want a fight. The probably are just going to do a bunch of economic sanctions. The US will be hesitant to send boots on the ground without more support from the international community.
Ukraine can't exactly take on Russia on its own.
posted 15 March 2014 13:05 EDT (US)     1393 / 2504  
Even if the west doesn't get involved it is still a war. I'm more interested how other states in the region will get involved.
posted 15 March 2014 16:18 EDT (US)     1394 / 2504  
Has anybody got Space Engineers? It's been released quite recently and is so much fun. It's not like Kerbal Space Program, with regards to versatility and such, but it opens up so many new possibilities. And besides the regular building part, it also has a good combat system. You can fight with small or large ships, or as regular infantry. Although small-arms are limited to maybe one weapon, I'm sure they'll expand the same in the future.

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posted 15 March 2014 18:03 EDT (US)     1395 / 2504  
I've been playing around with it for a while. It's nice to play while watching a show as it doesn't require constant attention.
posted 15 March 2014 21:07 EDT (US)     1396 / 2504  
So... who here knows about customizing guns? In particular the AK series? I got this bad boy on Thursday and am thinking about customizing it a little bit.



Shoots 5.56 and .223, foldable buttstock, the bolt can actually lock to the rear, and it's light weight.

Folded buttstock
Other side, folded buttstock


And another question: should I get a mosin nagant or Kar98K next? While I like the M16/AR-15, I want to get my other fun guns before I go domestic.

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 15 March 2014 21:29 EDT (US)     1397 / 2504  
Aggro= Aggressive
I only knew this due to games like LoL. Would have taken me longer otherwise.

All those words remind me when I once said 'mardy' amongst my southern friends at uni. Wasn't fun to explain when I meant several times when it felt like common knowledge to me. I thought it was dictionary till only a small while back.

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posted 15 March 2014 22:40 EDT (US)     1398 / 2504  
And another question: should I get a mosin nagant or Kar98K next? While I like the M16/AR-15, I want to get my other fun guns before I go domestic.
The Mosin is fun to shoot, I can't speak for the Kar98k though. I would definitely recommend getting a Garand.

As to customizing an AK, it's possible though I don't know how much it'll cost you.

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posted 15 March 2014 23:30 EDT (US)     1399 / 2504  
So... who here knows about customizing guns? In particular the AK series? I got this bad boy on Thursday and am thinking about customizing it a little bit.
What sort of customization were you looking to do?
Shoots 5.56 and .223, foldable buttstock, the bolt can actually lock to the rear, and it's light weight.
Where'd you get it from?
And another question: should I get a mosin nagant or Kar98K next? While I like the M16/AR-15, I want to get my other fun guns before I go domestic.
That really depends upon what sort of guns you like to shoot and what you're going to do with them. Being traditional bolt actions, both the Mosin and the Kar are going to be fairly heavy on the recoil, and if you get an authentic replica, pretty hard on your shoulder. The Mosin will probably be easier to get ammo for.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
posted 16 March 2014 00:17 EDT (US)     1400 / 2504  
All I really want is to be able to mount some kind of optics. Red dot, small scope, something to add if I ever want to shoot something a little further out than iron sights will be good for.

I got it at a local pawn shop, though that is misleading as they do actually purchase guns from manufacturers for selling retail along with the guns that people bring in to pawn. Got mine brand new out of the box, still coated in the protective lubricant.

I hope to eventually get both the mosin and 95K in my collection, and depending on how I like how the shoot I'll use them for hunting deer if I ever go hunting where I can use rifles. Other than that it'll be a range/fun gun.

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
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