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  1. NY Times Article on Star Citizen!

    There's going to be the haters, doubters, slanderers, and such. I see no reason, for the foreseeable future, why they would be right. The game is making strides. And it's going to take time to make it. As a supporter, we have the honor of finding bugs, and giving feedback on a super complex game. The GTA series of games, as of late, have taken just as much time to be put out, with far less features. Criticism, will get the game recognized, and those that choose to give the game a whirl, will make up their own minds. We can choose to be Lemmings, or we can choose to be Pioneers.
  2. My Update.

    So first thing. I've had to put off my pursuit of getting that lump on my face removed for the past few months. But it's back on, I have a surgical consult coming up in October, and after that I'm sure the surgery will be close behind it. As far as I know, during the last test, they felt it wasn't malignant (cancerous). But they'll test it again for a definitive in October. So God willing, it'll remain benign. And speaking of God, this may make some of you uneasy. But I've found Jesus. And His love and joy is helping me to make strides in the right direction as far as my career, health, and sanity goes. I'm slowly going through my facebook, twitter, and other social accounts to weed out the negative thinkers, down-right lewd, and otherwise potty-minded folks that pollute my feeds. If you are on my friends list, and you haven't been removed as of the past two weeks, good on you! For the record, no one from SancT was on the cut list. I hold each and everyone of you in the highest regard as friends and the select few, as family. In my career, if you can call it that, I've taken to driving a dump truck 5 days a week. It pays well, and I can get between 35-50 hours a week. So as such, my days are sleep, eat, shower, repeat (for the most part). This is only a stop-gap until I can get my own business off the ground. I have two ideas rattling around in my head. One is to open a tow truck business (let's face it, 15 years of experience is a good thing). The other is a computer repair/building business. Depends on how I want to go with it. I believe it to be God's will that I do the tow truck thing, as he has provided me with ample feedback on that front. My phone hasn't stopped ringing for the past two weeks from folks looking for a tow. And lastly, as of late, the amount of time I actually spend playing games on my computer has been so low. But that's mostly because of being dead tired each day, and being dead busy with other stuff on the weekends. But I haven't forgotten you all, and I miss everyone. I'll stop in from time to time, and maybe even pop into VoIP as well. See y'all out there.
  3. What music are you listening to right now?

    Static. No seriously. I haven't listened to any real music since Sunday at church...
  4. Wow.

    Found this video of LTT using a H.O.T.A.S. in Star Citizen and it made me realize that the game has been in development for a LONG time. Actual development has been since Q4 2012, but Kick Starter time was more like 2011 or earlier. Just thought I'd post this here. YouTube video
  5. Wow.

  6. My Update.

    Sorry, meant to post this in the Lounge. Can you move it plz?
  7. Here's the link to a pack that I used to admin, called Painfully Simple. It had just enough stuff to make it functional, with a balance of tech, magic, and survival. MC Version: DL: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AiqcDzOXZqnqqUbB_UfYZbLdZXuW Place In folder: C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\.technic\modpacks List of mods: Better Loading Screen Pistronics 2 AgriCraft AppleCore Applied Energistics 2 AsieLib BetterFPS BiblioCraft BiblioWoods Carpenter's Blocks CodeChickenCore Computronics EnderIO EnderZoo Extra Biomes XL IguanaTinkerTweaks (adds xp to tinker tools) Immersive Engineering Inventory Tweaks Jabba (Just Another Better Barrel) Journey Map Mantle mcDiscord (allows integration with Discord chat) neiaddons NotEnoughItems OpenComputers OptiFine Pam's HarvestCraft Railcraft RealWorldGeneration (makes realistic terrain generation) Steves Carts Steves Addons Steves Factory Manager Tinker's Construct Thaumcraft Waila Wawla To make a server, simple upload as is and add yer server files. Can be played single player. Have fun!
  8. https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/star-trek-bridge-crew/ Found this by accident. It's a Star Trek Multiplayer where you can only play if you have the VR gear. Looks like it's for the Wii, or something similar. I thought it was interesting enough to post, though to be honest, I'm burned out on Star Trek MMO's after the last one got me to pay $300 for a lifetime subscription, then went free to play a few months later...
  9. A suggestion for the modpack: Thermal Expansion (suite of mods): Allows for easier automation of smelting, crafting, and such. Thermal Expansion, and other mods. &nbsp;Might need the core mod as well Applied Energistics: Allows greater storage as well as auto-crafting of complex items. Applied Energistics These items won't hurt the game play, as they are very resource intensive. One last thing: Wawla (What are we looking at). It basically allows you to point your cursor at an item and see what it is. What are we looking at
  10. MC IGN: zhivotnoya Let me in! *Knocks on door*
  11. Stream Schedule (Zhiv)

    Here's my (tentative) schedule for streaming. Subject to changes. Be sure to follow my social media for updates/changes. Saturday 4pm-8pm Sunday's 3-8pm Games: S.O.S. (I have an alpha trial) APB:Reloaded Minecraft (modded) American Truck Simulator European Truck Simulator Squadd.io (browser game) And others. Seems that Sunday's are the only days I can do it right now since I have to be available the other days. Twitter: https://twitter.com/zhivotnoya Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SasquatchTrucker/?pnref=lhc (I might create a more game geared FB page, dunno yet) Well, signing off for now. Gotta be up at 5:30am. Got stuff to do tomorrow.
  12. Stream Schedule (Zhiv)

    Derp. Forgot it was Saturday. Oh well, I can stream tomorrow.
  13. What music are you listening to right now?

    The ringing in my ears. No really. When it's super quiet, the intensity of my tinnitus makes itself known. When I'm not listening to the ringing, usually something along these lines:
  14. Nope. Just don't have Internet at the house at the moment. I'm actually using my mom's Internet at her house on her computer. I should be back online soonish tho, and I will stop by Mumble when I do (assuming anyone is actually online). See ya then!
  15. Got Internet back on at my house. My Unemployment went thru so after bills are taken care of, I'll check in from time to time on Mumble.
  16. My imminent surgery

    Ok, as some of you know, I have a fibrous tumor on my left jaw bone. I've had it now for 6 years or so, and I've been told it's benign (not bad). Well, at the urging of many of my friends here, as well as my family, I started the process of doctor's visits and what-not's to have it removed, almost 6 months ago. I'm nearing the end of that journey, as I have a meeting with the doctors up at the University of North Carolina Medical Center next week to discuss the surgery. Here's what I know right now. The mass is part of the parotid gland (salivary if you will). They're not uncommon to have, and most folks are smart enough to have them dealt with when they are small. However, mine has been growing for a while, so I will have a few more complications to having it removed. The first, and most important, is that the facial nerve intersects with the tumor. So that's going to make a lengthy and delicate procedure so that I don't loose use of that nerve. Secondly, the tumor has to be removed as it is starting to cause me great pain and migraines. And lastly, believe it or not, the tumor has actually started to have me denied jobs because of it. I wanted to let everyone know what is going on, since I've been a ghost for the past few months. Between finding another job, then getting it and losing it a week later due to negligence, my luck and mental health haven't been great lately. When I find out more, I'll let you know. Now I have to find someway to pay the bills for the surgery. Ugh.
  17. Can we get this as an actual plaque to hang on my office wall? That'd be awesome.
  18. Found this on youTube, by chance. Thought I'd go ahead and link it here.
  19. Great Gnome Race: Remembering SancTuarY City (before Sony destroyed SWG): And of course the goofier side of Star Trek Online... Some of the fanfiction that was spawned (either directly or otherwise) during our time in Star Wars Galaxies: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2650092/1/Star-Wars-Galaxies And wow...either Astrus has been doing some SERIOUS search engine optimization, or what, but the first 3 items on a google search of "Sanctuary of Wanderhome" actually lists our website and RSI's outfit page: https://www.google.com/#q=sanctuary+of+wanderhome&* We've had a glorious and storied past, and I feel rather confident that we'll have an even more glorious future ahead. :deepbow:
  20. So the title says it all. My PC is better than it was. Here's the Old Specs: Intel Core2 Quad @ 2.67GHz (4 Cores / 4 Threads / Hyper Threading)(LGA775) 8GB DDR2-800 RAM PCI-E 2.0 Slots GeForce GTX 750 Ti (PCI-E 3.0 Card) Cinebench Score: 204 @ 34.99 FPS (eww) New Specs: Intel Pentium G4560 @ 3.5 GHz (2 cores / 4 Threads / Hyper Threading)(LGA1151) [Kaby Lake] 16GB DDR4-3000 RAM (Though with the Low-End CPU, RAM is throttled back to 2133MHz, not a big deal tho) PCI-E 3.0 Slots (No-SLI Support, However, do have 2x Crossfire support) GeForce GTX 750 Ti (PCI-E 3.0 Card) Cinebench Score: 378 @ 80.84 FPS (almost 3x the FPS of old hardware) Star Citizen Benchmarks: 7 FPS(old)/15 FPS(new) [Vanduul Swarm Single Player] (Funny to note, in my RL Aurora no less). I'd say somewhat playable...but not the best it could be. So, I'm going to look at either a 1060 or possibly doing a couple of RX490's in Crossfire. We'll see. But first things first, need to (still) find another job--or at least create one of my own. See yall out there in the 'Verse!
  21. hi

    Welcome to SancT. Enjoy your stay, but please keep your feet off my coffee table. My Wookiee is getting grumpy about having to polish it every day. :D I've been here since 2005'ish. I've seen a lot, done a lot, and I still call these merry few my friends! Now where did I put that book that was inspired by the 72-hour war on Dantooine...
  22. PTU 2.6.1. Patch Notes

    Along those same lines, something I saw in my email that I get from RSI--a mention that if you purchase something for one game "Shroud of the Avatar", you get a ship for Star Citizen as well. Here's the link to the website: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=9085 Here's the link to the email: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=32d8ef31243db6075c45571bd&id=52300f40a0&e=43ea602849
  23. derping about like a salmon swimming in beer!

  24. Extreme budget machine

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.89 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Jet) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($94.88 @ OutletPC) Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz) Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB GTR Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon) Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon) Total: $969.60 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-01 19:04 EST-0500 https://pcpartpicker.com/user/zhivotnoya/saved/dwVRsY This build is way scaled back so that I might be able to piece it together better. It's not extreme budget, but should work. Also I can upgrade it further in the future with an i7-6700K, nvidia 1080/titan, and even add water-cooling in the future. There are many reasons I need to do this, but the most is budget. Please tell me what you think. I could have gone cheaper on the mobo, but I felt a better quality now is better rather than doing it cheaply. MSI has a rock-solid community and support system in place.