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  1. I was clean of the cardboard crack for so long then I found this. On the plus side the blue/green pre-con merfolk agro deck has been treating me pretty well for finishing dailies out. Has there been any word on an eta for the friends list because I would certianly be down for playing with with you guys.
  2. been too long Apoz! Glad to see you doing well
  3. I call it and come back another day. sometimes its better to take a break instead of spinning my wheels and reving myself up further. plus I find it a lot harder to objectively look at my own faults when i'm already in a sour mood. That being the case its that much harder to correct my own errors under those conditions. chill games like stardew valley help a lot too as far as distracting me from continuing to think about those disappointing showings. hope this helps
  4. yup yup should be on tonight to raise the ancient kingdom of Acheron or at least a majestic desert temple.
  5. cool beans I'll bookmark the server might not be around much tonight or tomorrow but I'll definitely pop by and check you guys out
  6. what are the server settings ? PvP/PvE body stays in game when logged : Y/N harvesting multiplier : X1 , X3, Xover9000 inventory drops on death/ all drop on death / nothing drops on death Mods : yes/ no size : 10-40 players? Just trying to get an idea what I'm potentially migrating to also how's the MadCast / super guild presence atm?
  7. I would like to nominate MadCast: Epic for an upgrade from bronze to Silver Fellowship. Over the years regardless of positions he's held Mr. Epic has a run countless events official and otherwise , assisted/ headed in game training , been a kind soul who lifts the spirits of those around him (myself especially), gone out of his way to make sure others shine when they might be over looked , and figuratively bled MadCast blue all these years. He's been proven and badged as the glue that helps hold this community together. Hell his list of accomplishments speak to the body of the work he's put into this community and a promotion to silver seems well overdue .
  8. currently looking forward to this little festival if anyone in the area is looking for something to do labor day weekend
  9. That sounds amazing and now has me jonesing for some King of Monsters, Gauntlet legends ,or Rampage
  10. Congrats to the wolves on your victory. I'd agree This was a hard game to watch I was planning on playing the crazy old man in hopes of baiting more accusations but the wolves ate me before I had much of a chance on that. RP side of it quickly fell off and while at least there was some talk about who to hang nothing ever came of it. I really did appreciate the death blurb from Rife but I feel we could have done better by him with activity.
  11. Admittedly I'm a bit of a fossil here. I join back in the TeamSpeak days. At that time of my arrival the biggest benefits to membership over being an associate were as follows: 1. expanded access to the forums. the member's only sections held a fair amount of history on the organization (which was something I found very interesting) and helped me get to understand some of the longer standing members better especially admins I didn't have regular interactions with due to being spread across different games. It helped me get a better understand of the roots of this organization where it came from and how it handled itself when hardship arose. (when you get enough people together drama eventually happens this was how I saw how said drama was dealt with in the past without having to grab a member of the old guard and lock them down for a Deckard Caine styled history of MadCast ). 2. The ability to influence change Be it getting my 2 cents heard on any candidate looking to join , who should take up the mantle of SFM , or qualifying to assist the community (being it through admin work or in the mentoring program) membership meant you had a say in the future of a community that you had a vested interest in. "Ask not what MadCast can do for you but what you can do for MadCast" 3. The ability to create channels in the voice client with #2 in mind FM+ were able to create temporary channels which made it easier ( imo ) to create impromptu events ( unscheduled arams , one shot game nights, or pick up games) without worry of cluttering pre-existing channels. In addition because FM+ could create these channels it seemed to promote associates and candidates to seek out an FM+ to make a channel if they wanted a channel for a pick up game. This organicly promoted interaction between the community and prospective new comers as an unintentional ice breaker. 4. preferential seating for events members took precedent when filling slots in events. Funny enough I remember this causing members being more likely to pass up their seat so that candidates could get more exposure and helped show the kind of community we were attempting to foster (one that considers others instead of instant gratification for oneself) . It also helped identify problem elements before they managed to take root in our hallowed halls. 5. Forum Flair Members could earn flair in the form of medals to display achievements (tourney winners) and in recognition or service to the our community. Getting recognized by and recognizing fellow members helped bond the community (again IMO) Admittedly there were other benefits like being able to change your avatar , have a graphic signature , the MadCash program , ect. which were phased out as the forums and community evolved. I believe the benefits listed above (except maybe #3) still hold true today even if they go unsung. With regards to "how essential the forums are in this day and age" I'm admittedly very bias as my primary form of interation with the community these days is via the forums. As was said before some people don't facebook some people have an un-dieing hatred of Discord that burns like the fire of 1000 suns (that may be a bit much). I'm admittedly one of those folks. Before there was facebook there was myspace before that livejournal. Before discord there was TS3 before that Ventrillo , Deadaim , IIRC , etcetera ad nausium . The point being how we communicate has changed and will continue to change, the constant has been the forums. Through said forums we can and have continued to find our roots instead of risking dissolution with the death of each generational platform of social media or chat client. I hear that the forums are too much trouble to be bothered with by some , I've heard that they are a barrier to people joining. I don't disagree but in the spirit of "ask not what MadCast can do for you..." do we really want to add new members that can't be bothered to integrate with the bones of the community that are already in place? I'm inclined to believe the people we find that can't be bothered to integrate are more than likely going to bail on the community when/ if their game falls out of favor. We aren't a clan or a guild for a game we're a community for gamers. Admittedly I'm not as "with it" when it comes to Discord but if possible and those more in the know of how to further/ better integrate discord into the website and forums feel they could improve ease of accessibility to the forums through discord I wouldn't be apposed to it. I'm just not knowledgeable enough in this topic to contribute more to that conversation but I look forward to seeing what everyone else has to say.
  12. Solid work Jiggles back in high school I was collecting a couple buck painting figures for others and wasn't at your level of proficiency. as far as tips and tricks to offer streaks aren't always bad. on the second figure they add a 'weathered" look to the figure that I actually like a lot. With ridged figures like your parrot you can really make parts like it's body pop by using ink washes to darken the recessed parts which adds a nice contrast for faking shadows in those areas. This is also a really easy way to make parts like the ribbed hoses pop. if you were going for more of a mechanical look you could also highlight the rivets and screw points in the joints. the devil is in the detail but as they are still really great work. I especially like your color choices with the parrot and it's wing. they play nicely off each other especially with the red backdrop of the body.
  13. At the abandoned church crazy old Naru can be found dressed in shredded rags and wearing a leash, proselytizing for his new faith, clearly driven mad by one too many seasons of the wolf. "THE END IS UPON US! REPENT YOUR WICKED WAYS AND RETURN TO THE CHURCH ! ONLY THOSE VIEWED AS GOOD BOYS SHALL BE SAVED AT THE PAWS OF OUR LORD DOGGO. IN HIS BORKS WE FIND WISDOM AND COMPASSION ! IN HIS ZOOMIES WE FIND NOURISHMENT FOR THE SOUL! Drink deep my puppers from the water bowl of his love!"
  14. Instructions on how to access the multiplayer beta towards the bottom of the article listed below.
  15. time to play Good Doggo /Bad Doggo and this village just ran out of good doggos. I look forward to seeing you all in game again sign me up please!
  16. This seems like a good place to store this for safe keeping. All aboard the recruited by Epic Hype train!
  17. vampire the masquerade bloodlines is sitting pretty high on my list. the game was buggy the graphics were painful but the story made it well worth it. Even if you don't want to play it it's still worth watching a lets play especially if they are running a malkavian.
  18. What dreams may come - A great Robin Williams movie that may ruin your day. Burying the Ex - a Great movie if you like B movies or horror themed comedy. what do you do when your X comes back from the grave? REPO! the genetic opera - an underated Rock opera with an amazing cast. In a world where organ repossession is legal you better not default on your payments but the heart of this story rests in a father's love and fear. Dr. Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb - a classic piece of cinematography that everyone should see at least once Boondock Saints - a pair of brothers from boston and their foul mouthed friend take on the underworld. What could go wrong? Any Given Sunday - a solid sports movie that doesn't cover up the nature of an entertainment industry that grinds people up and spits them out.
  19. Step Right UP! Don't be shy , A bevy of suggestions I lay before your eyes. Mind you not the track that will find radio play but will bring a smile to anyone's day! Bandmaid : Don't let me down Zombina and the Skeletones : Nobody likes you when you're dead Night Gaunts : Crowned by the devil The Ghastly Ones : Hangman hangten Orange Goblin: Song of the purple mushroom fish The Creepshow : Sleep Tight
  20. I always thought Ziggs was a pretty good entry level mid. his Q is good for poking or pushing the wave if you are looking to get your roam on. the trick is to try and figure out what does your enemy want you to do by their positioning. Enemies hiding in the minion wave are either trying to get you to push up lane so their jungler can gank /farm under tower till later. Enemies staying off the creep wave are looking to minimize your pushing potential / looking to dodge your bombs and trade back. W is your satchel charge good for finish off tower. Its also your escape tool as you can use it to displace yourself and/or your enemy. it also can be used as a soft cc if you use it to block off small corridors. E is his mine field can be used to help push if you aren't worried about mana but works better for pathing control to block an escape or insure a little extra safety for yourself. R is semi global with a short roam you can reach either other lane . the closer you are the less time it takes to hit. Its good for nuking a team fight , cutting off escape routes , long distance wave clear ,and "hail mary" objective steals. The trick is getting use to the timing vs distance and working on your map awareness Lastly his passive periodically grants a steroid to your next auto attack. this makes last hitting a little easier early on and means if you don't want to push the wave but your enemy is hiding in the minion wave you can still provide ok single target harass in the early stages. This also syncs really well with sheen for a suprising bit of burst from an auto attack . The thing early on to be careful about is Ziggs can push like a boss and while that will provide a lot of lane pressure for your team it can also leave you way out of position if you don't keep an eye on it especially if you preplayed your satchel charge to take a tower and the enemy flanks you. with the things this champ has in his kit to teach learning him will make it easier to pick up other artillery mages like xereth, Lux, and karthus. Not to mention he's a blast in ARAMs
  21. That kinda sounds like sucess to me
  22. salutations fearless leader!
  23. 145. after 5 years has still failed to stop the dread thread necromancer! brought to you by
  24. Remember to play toward your teams strengths. It's easier to snowball a winning lane and then re position your stronger team mates than it is to dig a losing lane out of a hole on your own. Biscuit does make a good point about keeping your team from tilting just try not to spend so much time babysitting a weak lane that you ended up falling behind too. That can turn into quicksand fast.