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by DeadPoolX
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 292
Views: 142453

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

I avoid Epic Games on principle due to their anti-consumer policies. I know, they have free games from time to time, but by anti-consumer, I mean having "exclusives" that lock the game onto their platform. Epic Games seems to think the publisher/developer is the client and that gamers are the produc...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Question about army drill
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Question about army drill

Notbobsmith is right, the FBI operates within the US (think of them as the "national police") while the CIA conducts operations outside the US. Neither is allowed, without approval, to work outside their jurisdictions. As for intelligence and counter-intelligence, yes, the CIA does that, but outside...
by DeadPoolX
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Question about army drill
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Question about army drill

You're looking at the situation logically and thinking that the armed forces should operate as one cohesive unit. That's a great thought, but it's not realistic when you understand the competitive feelings between the branches. You need to remember that the branches of the military are run by very s...
by DeadPoolX
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Question about army drill
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Question about army drill

Hmm ... if Marines handle ground battles, then what do Army soldiers do? Isn't fighting land battles their job? *confused* Because the Army and the Marine Corps aren't exactly the same. They do similar jobs, but they have different equipment, vehicles, etc. Most of all, the Marine Corps falls under...
by DeadPoolX
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Question about army drill
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Question about army drill

Can a ship's captain order Army personnel around, if they're on his ship? Yes, however the chances of Army personnel being on a Navy ship are slim-to-none. The Marine Corps is a detachment of the Navy (at least in the US), so they handle all ground battles. All Marine Corp personnel know to follow ...
by DeadPoolX
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Question about army drill
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Question about army drill

1. Who would give drill commands (such as "fall in" or "quick march")? My guess is that would be a sergeant, but I'm not sure. (It's probably not the Commanding Officer -- am I right?) Yes, some level of sergeant (often a First Sergeant) would do this, although it's possible a rank as low as Corpor...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Dragon Age: Inquisition (Discussion)
Replies: 119
Views: 41486

Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition (Discussion)

Huh. Since Steam and GOG both have DA1 and DA2 without DRM, is there any reason why I should buy them on Origin? ;) As far as I know, GOG doesn't have DA2, just DA1. Does Steam have DA1 and DA2 without DRM? Some games on Steam really don't need the client (other than to download the game itself) so...
by DeadPoolX
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Dragon Age: Inquisition (Discussion)
Replies: 119
Views: 41486

Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition (Discussion)

Actually, most games published by Electronic Arts requires the Origin client even if you purchase the game on Steam. It's weird, but one of the requirements from EA that Valve had to agree to (in order to sell their games on Steam) is that Origin is needed in addition to Steam. This is similar to wh...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)
Replies: 21
Views: 5939

Re: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)

You know what I never understood? Why is everything so human-centric? We call the offspring of a human and an elf a half-elf, right? Okay, that makes sense in human areas, but if you're in an area dominated by elves, wouldn't they refer to that same offspring as a "half-human?"
by DeadPoolX
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)
Replies: 21
Views: 5939

Re: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)

Yes, I've never done Early Access myself. I always waited until the game was finished. So I don't really know how it works. *shrug* Sorry. Yeah... didn't mean for my previous comment to sound insulting or anything. It just genuinely surprised me, but I sometimes forget there are a lot of people who...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)
Replies: 21
Views: 5939

Re: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)

You can't re-roll stats? :shock: That's unusual. I think you can allocate points during the creation process, but if you want to get a character with higher stats in specific areas without spending points, you can't re-roll. I presume they felt that re-doing the character creation process is as goo...
by DeadPoolX
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)
Replies: 21
Views: 5939

Re: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)

OK, let's start with the basics. What is the (general, overarching) plot here? I actually meant in terms of gameplay, and not anything lore or plot-related. You can find out that stuff yourself. Any idea if it starts out in a city, or in the wilds somewhere? It starts out on an Illithid ship. You p...
by DeadPoolX
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: GOG no longer DRM-free?
Replies: 41
Views: 4477

Re: GOG no longer DRM-free?

MusicallyInspired wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:57 pm
We must really be Canadians if we're politely going back and forth like this :lol:
Well... I'm American. :D

That said, having married a Canadian and living in Canada while surrounded by Canadians might've had an effect. ;)
by DeadPoolX
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)
Replies: 21
Views: 5939

Re: So ... here's a bit of news. (Baldur's Gate 3)

I bought Baldur's Gate 3 for Maia, even though it's in Early Access. Maia wanted to help test the game out and offer advice to help shape the game, which is something everyone who's bought the game so far in Early Access has been encouraged to do. Anyway... if anyone here has any pressing concerns a...
by DeadPoolX
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: The Movie Thread.
Replies: 24
Views: 8260

Re: The Movie Thread.

If the US Army can use helicopters, does that mean they (and not the USAF) fly them? The USAF can and do fly helicopters for search and rescue operations, and other utility functions. Have there been any very bad (i.e. "should never have been designed") war-planes in the past 10-20 years? The only ...