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#1 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

Yo

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#2 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

Well, congrats on your accomplishments in life thus far. Sounds like you're off to a really great start.

And honestly, I don't know what direction Gamespot is going in. I'm just watching and waiting. But that's okay. So long as the site is still focused on games, I'm still excited to be a part of what goes on here.

Wish you all the best!

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#3 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

I'm not religious (and I think Christmas is evil), but we all get time off around this time of year, which makes it special, since we get to spend more time at home with friends and family (hopefully) doing things we enjoy and just generally chilling out and getting fat on good food and treats.

This site transition seems to have broken us up a bit, but I still think you're all stand-up folk.

Have fun, stay warm, be good,

GD

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#4 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

Still around.

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#5 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

It's a shame we're losing another mod so soon, but I'm glad to receive confirmation I'm not the only one feeling kind of bewildered by the transition. I've kinda been wondering how CBS corporate views this mess. I would think Gamespot was quite a nice money maker for them, but the site is largely unusable right now. Most of the issues seem technical, though again, I don't feel like I was well prepared at all as a mod for the transition. I remember receiving a few emails regarding a sneak peek at the beta site, but zero instruction on what to expect, how to navigate, and where even the new mod forum was to be located. Without placing blame, there needs to be some responsibility taken for the state of affairs and the pieces need to be gathered up and put back together again. And I can tell you right now, that responsibility does not lay at the feet of the volunteer moderation team. If people are excited and willing to participate in helping a site to function, they need the proper tools and training on how to effectively do that.

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#6 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

Well, it took about 30 seconds just for this page to load, so the site overall still seems to have a ways to go. My PM box has 150 messages in it -- I have no clue what that's all about -- I only found this board by accident via a PM that wasn't addressed specifically to me. All in all, I personally don't feel I was made prepared as a moderator for this transition. Gamespot feels like a wasteland to me I don't want to navigate. I have moderated some reviews, but the process feels pretty borked overall. Not sure what to expect at this point, though it seems like some folks are breezing on no problem. I'm trying to be honest here without stepping on anyone's toes or hurting anyone's feelings, but my activity here has been minimal. I come around every other day or so to see if there's any improvement, but mostly I'm watching and waiting.

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#7 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

SMT Soul Hackers incoming soon. My body is ready. Luigi's Mansion 2 has been really great so far, but for some reason it hasn't held my attention for long periods.

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#8 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

Dang, I missed a pr0n invasion!? Bummer...

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#9 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

FE report: Donnel is turning into a very good character, at lvl 15, he no longer dies in one hit. Hitched him with Sully! =Pedubuccaneer

Yeah, at this point (in no smart part due to his first Villager skill), he'll grow like a man-eating plant. It's crazy how strong he gets in such a short time.

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#10 Posted by GeekyDad (1697 posts) -

Ah yeah, Donnel. He takes some serious babysitting to build up, but once he's able to class change (which I recommend asap), he becomes a ridiculous beast. I mean, seriously, late in the game (in Hard mode, anyway), he can pretty much solo an entire chapter when paired. The game has a weird balance in that way. It feels a lot more like FFT than past FE games. You can become insanely OP late in the game, and yet, there's still always certain attacks and whatnot from enemies that can one-hit kill you.