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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Ask Shagger   
    I'm very sorry to hear that. That really does sound amazing and it's such a shame you're unable to do that now. All can offer is that you did get to enjoy these things while you could.
    On to Yellowstone though. This Volcano isn't normal in that it has not formed as a result of molten rock being diverted from a tectonic boundary,  It has formed above what geologist calls a "Hot Spot" where a convection current in the earths mantle has broken through the surface.  Iceland and the Hawaiian Islands were formed by the same phenomena. In geological terms, it's actually quite a young formation that's only existed for around 2.1 million years. In that time, it has had three caldera forming eruptions, making an average gap of around 600,000 years between them. Considering that the last eruption was around 640,000 yeas ago, that's why scientist keep a close eye on this. Despite that, the odds of an eruption in our lifetime is very slim because they're giving several tens of thousands of years for estimates. Using the word "overdue" isn't really accurate. It could be hundreds of thousands of years until it blows and it would still make sense. All that's sure is that will blow... someday.
     
    EDIT: Started typing before your edit.
     
    I have heard of MT Pele. It's not in Hawaii, (Unless there is another Mt Pele I don't know about) Erupted on the ise of Martinique in 1902 in a even eerily similar to MT St Helens. The nearby town of 40,000 inhabitants was all but wiped out. One of only 2-3 survivors was a prisoner protected from the debris filled pyroclastic avalanche by his underground cell, but he wasn't shielded from the heat of the said pyroclastic surge and was badly burned. Apparently, after the eruption he was toured in a freak show as "The Man Who Escaped Hell."
     
    And yeah, Mt Fuji is a remarkable natural beauty.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Alexander. in VGR Member of the Month - June 2020 Nominations   
    I nominate @Alexander. , who rapidly has become a core participant with thoughtful comments and questions.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Crazycrab in The Last of Us Part II   
    If you can't perceive the timeless brilliance of Tetris' plot and characters, you just aren't paying attention. The L-shape is my favourite, out to destroy every attempt to construct greatness. A mastermind villain. And poor zigzag always tries to help--but it's too little, too late =D
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Shagger in The Last of Us Part II   
    If you can't perceive the timeless brilliance of Tetris' plot and characters, you just aren't paying attention. The L-shape is my favourite, out to destroy every attempt to construct greatness. A mastermind villain. And poor zigzag always tries to help--but it's too little, too late =D
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    StaceyPowers reacted to ARx182 in What in-game events have made you angriest/emotionally invested?   
    The Travis Scott concert on Fortnite was really cool. It didn’t make me emotional but I really enjoyed the music so in a sense it may have. It was a brilliant idea by Epic Games. Would love to see something like it again!
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    StaceyPowers reacted to skyfire in Games that changed your perception of other games   
    If you see the games like Resident Evil and the DOOM over the years. Your journey from back to now would tell you how much you enjoyed along the way. Games have came a long way. 
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Demon_skeith in Games that changed your perception of other games   
    The uncharted series is opening me up to more super natural like gun fighting combat, I'll think I'll explore other games now like the Last of Us.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Games that changed your perception of other games   
    As I have said many times, FF8 opened my world. I started playing other sci-fi-ish types of games which led me further down the rabbit hole. If I had never played FF8, I would probably still be close minded as hell when it comes to gaming.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from thesaunderschild in The Last of Us Part II   
    That would be awesome if you did that! And indeed, it can be really hard for me to try and explain what I liked or disliked about a game without going into spoiler details regarding plot and characters in most cases.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Life Is Strange   
    Lift is Strange is one of those games that is undeniably brilliant, but you have to know what you're in for. It's not actually what I would a "game", I would describe it as an interactive narrative. There're some aspects of exploration and problem solving, but it's mostly guiding the character through a scripted story with choices to make that affect where the story goes. I won't spoil anything, but it's a superb story. I definitely prefer the first LIS over the prequel BTS for reasons that I can't really explain without spoiling them, but it's up to you in the end how you feel.
     
    If you bought the games on disk, the'll be complete, so don't worry.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Ask Stacey   
    Not including any big franchises:
     
    NES - Blaster Master
    SNES - Illusion Of Gaia
    N64 - Conker’s Bad Fur Day
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from ARx182 in Games you are insanely good at   
    I cannot honestly claim to be insanely good at any video game. I am just glad I am past the days of my youth where I was insanely bad at almost every game I tried.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Video games: Escapism, dealing with your problems, or both?   
    That's not entirely true. For a misanthropic introvert, human interaction is actually a bad thing. Add sociopathy on to that, and the further we are from people the better. That's why almost every form of relationship I have is strictly online. I can count the number of people that I actually care about on one hand. But all they have to do is fuck me once, and the number goes down. People get only one chance with me. Once that chance is blown they never get another one. And I will haunt them until I have ruined them.
    Never Forgive.
    Never Forget.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to ARx182 in What games have been on your to-play list for the longest but you still haven’t played?   
    I’ve heard great things about Red Dead Redemption 2. I even have the game (since it came out) but just haven’t had the chance to play the game, even in lockdown. I really need to play RDR2 soon!
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in What games have been on your to-play list for the longest but you still haven’t played?   
    Assassins Creed 1,2,
    Bound By Flame
    Castlevania Lords Of Shadows 1,2
    Dark Kingdom
    Darksiders 1,2
    Dark Souls 1,2
    Demons Souls
    Devil May Cry 1,2,3,
    Dishonored
    Dragon Age II
    Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition
    Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition (DA Origins, DA Origins Awakening)
    Dragons Dogma
    Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
    Fallen Angel Sacred II
    Family Guy Back To The Multiverse
    Final Fantasy X, X2
    God Of War Ghost Of Sparta, Ascension
    Heavenly Sword
    Hunted: The Demons Forge
    Infamous Collection (Infamous, Infamous2, Infamous: Festival Of Blood)
    Lair
    Last Of Us, The
    Ninja Gaiden 3 Razors Edge
    Reckoning Kingdom Of Amalur
    Remember Me
    Rise Of The Argonauts
    Risen 2 Dark Waters
    Risen 3 Titan Lords
    Thief
    Two Worlds
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    PS4 - - -
    Dragon Age Inquisition
    Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
    For Honor Gold Edition
    Kingdom Come Deliverance
    Lords Of The Fallen
    Pillars Of Eternity Complete Edition
    Shovel Knight
    Styx: Shards Of Darkness
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    XBOX ONE - - -
    Lichdom Battlemage
    Ryse Son Of Rome (Legendary Edition)
     
    As for why I haven't played them, I honestly don't know. I just never got around to trying them out. I had every intention when I bought them, but for some reason I've never tried them. I think it's because, for the most part, I'm just trying to eat up time with something I'm familiar with, and never got off my ass to try something new. Chock that up to laziness I guess. There's a couple that I've played once or twice, so I didn't put them on the list.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Why are gamers so interested in review scores?   
    The only way to know if a game is worth it is to play it. The world may hate it, but that should have no affect on whether you give it a shot or not.
    Like I said, I have (and love) several LJN games.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Compatibility   
    Have you tried an emulator? DosBox is a good DOS emulator that even GOG.com use to run DOS games they sell on their store, maybe you could give that a try?
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Has anyone won a game of poker in RDR without cheating?   
    The game I'm referring to is the one at the station that the reverend got wasted at. I sat down there and let them drink all they wanted. After they were "titty much protally fitshaced", I beat them in every hand.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in You must reincarnate as a character in any game you have played. Whose life will you choose and why?   
    Meyna is the mother in Legacy Of The Wizard on NES. She has the ability to use any magical item to aid her on her part of the quest for the 4 crowns, and also has the ability to fly. She isn't the strongest physically, but she is more or less the smartest.
    Sorry. It never occurred to me to explain who she is.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Games you are bad at   
    If you're interested in finding FP games to try, and are into medieval games, you should check out Hexen. It's designed and set up just like Doom, but it's a medieval take on it. I was never the biggest fan of the art style myself, but when I came across Hexen, I loved it.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Protagonists you hate   
    The entire crew in Star Fox (SNES). They bitch and moan all the time and offer no help whatsoever. They complain when an enemy is on their ass, yet when I shoot it down they yell back that they didn't need my help. And if I do nothing they bitch that I didn't help them. Also half the time when I shoot something down, one of them claims that it was their ship to shoot down. You can't win with those assholes.
    And don't even get me started on any Zelda game with a fucking owl in it.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Does anyone here make mods?   
    If I'm understanding this topic right, I used to make my own items for Diablo, and Diablo 2. I never bought anything after I started doing that. I just scripted them how I wanted them, and kicked ass when I went in.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Games you finished fastest   
    I got through Zelda (NES) in about 2 hours, initially. I can probably do it quicker now. I did Zelda 2 (NES) in somewhere between 5-6 hours. I don't remember. It's been a while since I played it. Links Awakening is another that is short as hell, and beatable in about the same amount of time as the first Zelda. That's all I'm going to list for games with a save feature or I would be going all day.
    Restart games (as I call them) would include
    NES---
    Contra
    Kings Knight
    Punch Out
    SNES---
    Earthworm Jim 2
    Legend Of The Mystical Ninja
    Star Fox
    N64---
    Hexen
     
    Also tons on GameBoy. Too many to list. Castlevania SOTN is beatable in just 2-2½ hours if you're not going for fancy items. Obviously if you are, then that adds time to how long it takes you to beat it.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in What side do you prefer in the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC?   
    Vampires are sentient and in full control of their impulses in this game as far as I can tell. Because of that, you can't fully blame their actions on instinct or a beastly nature alone, there is a conscience making their act's of violence a choice. The Vigilants of Stendarr and the Dawngaurd, whilst justified in their level of hatred for Vampires, I don't think are justified in their reasons why. Yes, Vampires murder, but it seems the Vigilants reasons are more religious than moral and that makes me think that's what's really getting in the way and forcing vampires to live as hunters and vagrants.
    No, a Vampires actions in this game cannot be justified, but can they be explained by the fact that this society has left them with no choice? There're humans in the game just as, if not more brutal, merciless and senseless in their violent actions. The Dawnguard are doing the right thing by trying to eradicate the threat, but I can't help but feel there's an even better option that neither side would be willing to accept
    For the game, I feel the path in support of the Vampire is more interesting, but that's just me.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Shagger in What game had you excited and went beyond your expectations?   
    I have been curious about this game since reading a bit about it a few months back, and your review is amazing, detailed, and definitely enough to convince me that this needs to be on my to-play list.
    This post from you absolutely made my week, my month, maybe my year as a member of this community. It is very rare to see this kind of gracious, thoughtful, fair and balanced outlook and interaction from someone in an online forum. You and @The Blackangel are both a big part of what makes this place special.
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