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    So aside from that bastard tank SHP (which is pretty much done now, just need to add stupid turret detail) and the other things I keep myself occupied with, I've recently reinstalled Diablo and have been spending an almost unfathomable amount of time in Multiplayer. For some reason though I have yet to reach anywhere near the end. Of course this isn't helped by the fact that every time I start a new server, we have to start from the beginning again.*

    I don't know what's going on with the difficulty that could be making everything so goddamn difficult, but it's pretty suspicious; on our first attempt we were using fresh characters -- crap skills, no special items, high chance of kicking the bucket -- so the difficulty was understandable (allowing us to get a mere 8 floors down before being beaten around like underpants in a washing machine). We quit before losing absolutely everything (believe me, trying to recover lost items from a horde of angry goatmen and archers borders on sado-masochism), but not before losing everything that drastically improved our stats.

    Next day we try again (although my ally is once again using a fresh character to see if it gives us an advantage later on). Despite me now having much higher stats and making short work of anything that can be considered dangerous in the early game, we're suddenly and inexplicably getting battered by the time we get only 5 floors down. Once again, the eighth level proves to be some sort of 'here comes everything at once' stage that gives out an incredibly painful slippering, despite the pair of us being far better equipped and supposedly able to take more punishment. We get past it after much resurrecting and forcing all the hordes to follow us in a single-file line for easy (well, slightly less very dangerous) killing, but didn't even attempt Fl. 9 after seeing (and being kicked around by) what was waiting for us right by the stairs.

    asdf

    At this rate, I'll be doing 180° and walking back out of the dungeons before I even see an enemy, never mind fight one.

    (*Alright, so the shortcuts are open at the start... but there's all sorts of good items and other shit that can be very beneficial in one way or another.)

    In other news, there's some sort of family gathering going on this weekend, special guest starring some guy and his family who I have never met before in my life.

    In fact, none of us have. Turns out that he's apparently a long-lost relative of sorts, so this means I have absolutely no idea of what to expect. I might just disappear down the pub for the night or something; I have this awful feeling that he's either going to be:
    1) A complete knob with all the intelligence, humour and sophistication of 10th generation inbreds.
    2) A politically-correct testicle with not only a chip on his shoulder over something that shouldn't bother him, but an entire bag of potatoes that he'll attempt to weigh on our shoulders too.
    3) A smug, self-satisfied cockwad that's going to look down on everyone else because he has a bigger car or some other trivial, materialistic reason.
    4) A cocky smartmouth that I'm going to have to resist glassing after he cracks his 50th shit joke at someone's expense.

    Alright, so he may be none of those things. But I don't want to risk it, because I really like the glass I drink out of and you can't get them any more.

    (Yes, I do know people like types 1-4. They're impossible to like, and refuse to go away. And why the hell is 'test-icle' (awful attempt at censor bypass) a censored word?)
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    RE: JournalOfStuff

    Good question. Why is testicle a filtered word? Oh, wait. It's because the word filter list I downloaded was made by a moron with fine words filtered, and as you can see, I removed that filter. The filter's only really for the most vulgar of words. Anyway...

    Seems Diablo's still a royal pain. Well, you're giving me reason enough not to play it. I've played enough hard-as-nails games recently to just want something that plays itself for me. On second thoughts, no. I don't want to play CoD right now. Anyways, I hope you manage to get through it in the end. XD

    Goddamn, I sometimes hate family gatherings myself. Especially if it involves watching old relatives I don't even know dancing. That would be one of the few times I'd really want some hard liquor.
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    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    RE: JournalOfStuff

    Diablo's only being difficult because we're short on meatshields decoys spares a... uh, mighty warrior.

    Yeah, that's the one.

    (That's the worst subtle hint ever.)

    In all seriousness though, it's still fun in spite of the difficulty. If anything, it gives the game a longer lifespan (unlike the friggin' heroes in it); the maps are randomly generated, so it's never a case of going through the same areas with the same monsters that drop the same items in the same places every time you play.

    Good thing too, because sometimes the areas it generates are just cruel.

    As for this man from the east (of England), I'll let everyone else deal with it. Nothing to do with me, because technically speaking he's not even part of my family.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    4) A cocky smartmouth that I'm going to have to resist glassing after he cracks his 50th shit joke at someone's expense.
    This is so much better if you're American, because here "glassing" only means "destroying with a nuclear weapon".
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    I wonder if I could drink beer from a nuclear weapon...
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    Rads +1000
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    RE: JournalOfStuff

    So three or so weeks later, it's probably worth mentioning that the dreaded family gathering went without a problem. I didn't sit downstairs with everyone much, because the conversation was some waffle that didn't really interest me. Instead I just got drunk and played C&C with my cousin and progressively got worse at killing the AI off as all the beer slowly sedated the useful parts of my brain.

    And then I went away and spent time doing nothing of importance for the most part of two weeks.

    So what have I been doing since getting back?

    **** all. Playing games and whatnot, the usual. In particular some real shitty ones from decades ago, all to make videos out of. Because for some reason people like to watch that sort of thing.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    Getting drunk and playing C&C?

    Good to see the gathering didn't limit your ability to partake in your usual hobbies =P
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    I wouldn't let it get in the way. Ever.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    It occurred to me last night, after getting home at 3AM from the pub, that I invariably stumble into some sort of interdimensional gateway and do nothing for needless amounts of time after having a drink. The pub I usually go to shuts at 12AM (1AM Fri/Sat), it's a 20 minute walk away, and the terrain is flat... yet it still takes me three ****ing hours to find my front door.

    And the really annoying thing is that I don't remember anything from the walk back either, and I wasn't even that pissed!
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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