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  1. Does mana get "used up" when you use it (like when you light a fire, you can't use a log again once it's burned), or is it permanent? And when it gets mined/extracted/whatever, does it grow back in the same spot, or is it a finite resource?

  2. I'm a student first and foremost (double-majoring in two computers majors), so I only have small part-time jobs.


    One of them is as a dishwasher at a local restaurant.  The other is at church. During the school year, I work with the youth group, and during the summer, I take over the secretary job.


    I am not sure what I want to do after college, as my double-major covers so many things; I think I'll just wait and see what I like best.  So far I'm liking Flash (though it'a challenging!) and making web sites.

    I last posted this in this thread about three years ago. Nowadays I'm a software engineer at a company that makes programs for schools. I currently work on a team that fixes bugs whenever a customer runs into an issue and tech support confirms it.

  3. The first one that comes to mind for me is Koloktos from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: a giant automaton. The dungeon leading up to him is cool, and then the fight involves his gigantic swords, which are taller than Link. You then proceed to tear his mechanical arms apart and use his own swords against him.

  4. About a year or so ago, during my final semester of college, one day one of my classmates showed up (late to class) in a wizard robe. My professor asked what the occasion was, and the guy responded, "I just wanted to be able to say that I'm not late; I came precisely when I meant to."

  5. I'm still not sure about ESO. I mean, it looks pretty, but I'm not sure I'd be able to play it enough to warrant the monthly fee.

    Like I just said in my last post, the payment model is changing. Starting March 17th for PC/Mac (and at launch in June for consoles), you only need to pay for the game itself, and you will no longer be required to pay a monthly fee.


    After the change, the sub fee is optional and gives you a monthly stipend of in-game currency and access to all DLC while your sub is active, basically.

  6. Looks like the news hasn't been shared here yet: ESO's got a release date for console, and its payment model is changing!


    The release date for XBox One and PS4 is June 9th.


    As far as the payment model, the change goes into effect automatically for PC/Mac on March 17th and will be out with release for console. It will now be pay-to-play: the initial purchase is required, but they will no longer require a subscription fee. They will, however, offer a premium account subscription, for the same price as the current sub: it gives access to all DLC, xp boosts, and a monthly stipend of currency for the upcoming in-game store. (Otherwise, just purchasing the game gives you access to everything up to and including Update 6, and DLCs can be purchased separately.)



  7. Elder Scrolls Online

    Elder Scrolls Oblivion

    Pokemon Omega Ruby


    And last night I just played Guild Wars 2 for basically the first time in a year (the only time or two I've logged in since last Halloween, the main city was destroyed/under attack). So much has changed; some good, some not (for example, I am not happy about the main city being destroyed. The megaserver seems like a good thing though; more people at bosses.)

  8. I am going to try and get eso in pisical form, but my laptop has no disc drive, can I redeem it online you can do with WoW?

    Yep, you can. When you get the game, it should come with the code. Create an account at elderscrollsonline.com, and then you can go to account.elderscrollsonline.com and redeem the code. There is a "Download game" link on the account page.

  9. Piano:

    Started playing when I was 6 (I'm 22 now). I don't know if I showed a particular interest before my mom said "Do you want to learn how to play the piano?" and I thought that sounded good. Took lessons until about age 13, and I just play for fun now - I have a piano keyboard, and I like to find stuff on YouTube to play. Currently working on




    Started in 5th grade - that's when we started band, and when they demonstrated the instruments to us, I liked it best. One of the songs that we played in school that stands out for me is Jungle Fantasy; I played the flute solo that can be heard just after 2:40 in that version (that's not us, of course), which is definitely one of the hardest things I've played. I also played flute at church during holidays, until we started combining with another parish and they changed things. I haven't played in a while since I now live in an apartment and it would be too loud, but I still have it, and the last time I did was at a cultural festival in spring: a band was playing Irish music, and you could bring an instrument and jump in if you could pick up the tune.



    Started in 10th grade, played it in band. After graduating high school I played it in the town's Labor Day parade for a couple years, but haven't played it in about two years and don't know if I will again, because I don't have my own piccolo, and don't know of any situations where I'd play it now that I've moved out of that town.



    Self-taught soprano recorder from a book at about 6 years old. In high school, we did some recorder ensembles for solo/ensemble, and also some drama performances used them in the instrumental accompaniment, so I've played soprano, alto, and tenor recorder. I own a soprano one, but haven't played it since high school (because, quite frankly, soprano recorder is really annoying.)

  10. My dad taught me to shoot his .22 rifle, just shooting at a target. I was a pretty good shot, and I enjoyed it.

    I used to want to go deer hunting, and I wouldn't mind the shooting part - hunting is common here, and it doesn't bother me - but I'm not sure if I will ever; nowadays I don't think I'd enjoy sitting out in the cold for hours, and then the cleaning and stuff is a long process.

    I took a concealed carry class last year - I wasn't sure if I'd be moving to a big city or not, and would have wanted to carry if so. I ended up moving to a small city, so at this point in time I'm not getting a gun, but perhaps once I move into my own house I'd get one - a revolver of some sort, maybe. I'm in a pretty secure apartment building right now, but living on my own I'd feel safer with one.

  11. We've got train tracks running across town (I moved here in May); I'm about a mile away and hear them all the time, and have to cross them to get to work. I kinda like how they sound, and I remember one time this summer I was biking and had to wait for one to cross, and I was impressed by how it shook the ground as it rumbled past.


    Lately they've been causing a lot of trouble, though, blocking the roads for an hour or so (usually during peak traffic times, such as 7:45-8:45 am, or noon-1, or during the commute home). When I moved here earlier this year, you'd hear about that only once a month or so, if that. But the last three or four weeks it's been getting really bad, happening multiple times a week. See, it divides the town completely in half. If you're lucky you might be able to get around outside of town, but you'd have to cross about three or four more crossings and hope that they're not blocked, and even if they're open it adds an extra 10 minutes of driving. Not only does it hugely inconvenience everyone, but it's dangerous - what about medical emergencies where an ambulance can't get through to the hospital (they have a fire station on each side of the tracks so at least there's that), and then last week someone hit a train that was stopped on the track in the dark (it's a crossing immediately after going around a curve - hard to see, and it was icy so he couldn't stop when he saw it.) State law says that they can only be stopped on the tracks for 10 minutes (and they got 28 citations in the county between March and September of this year for it), but federal law says that the train has right-of-way, so it's a bit of a sticky situation. Something really needs to be done about it; get the company to stop blocking the tracks for so long or build an overpass or something.


    EDIT: Night before last, the train horn actually got stuck for at least a good 10 minutes, at almost 1am. I'm glad I don't live any closer, because it was loud enough here.

  12. I had to look up the other two names. I've built them all, but Heljarchen is my favorite, so that's the only one I remember. xd.png


    I've just ordered the Dark Brotherhood hoodie from the Bethesda store. They've got a sale this weekend: 20% off and free US shipping for orders of $35 or more. Also, the Hero's Guides to the Elder Scrolls Online (a set of 3 lorebooks) is on sale for $60 instead of $100.

  13. I went to the Gamestop midnight release. (Was gonna get it at Walmart to get the figurine but it said it wouldn't come 'til next week, and I want to bring it to a con this weekend.) They gave us all sorts of cool stuff: two of the preorder posters ('cause they had so many), Super Smash Bros stickers, and a Super Smash Bros cardboard belt. Someone also brought Pokeball cupcakes.

  14. I'm curious now as to whether any of the testers unlocked NDs completely.  Not that I want to be told in advance what their info is, just want to know if someone managed it.

    Not as far as I know. The ND hatchlings was the ONLY thing I didn't manage to unlock before testing was done (161 to go). xd.png I even got the chickens.