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beowuuf: sergeHi
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v_nome: allo chat
beowuuf: hola!
v_nome: what's crackin'?
djalternative: nuts
beowuuf: not much, but hopefully that will change in less than a minute :)
djalternative: nuts are cracking
PixelArtDragon: !next
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beowuuf: crackin' nuts, grommet
v_nome: That sounds painful. Maybe you should see a doctor
RandomTrivia: Nice!
djalternative: dance of the sugar plum faries
beowuuf: niiiiice pixeldragon :)
PixelArtDragon: :)
djalternative: sweet. got the 0
PixelArtDragon: And with that I start getting ready for bed so I can catch PiF in the morning
RandomTrivia: lrrSIGNAL !
beowuuf: lol, yeah, unless the weather gets really stuffy, i'm more likely to not be up in time to see anything of pif
beowuuf: lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL
TehAmelie: such pumpin music
beowuuf: gah, still had volume down from phone call, can't unmute when stream isn't live :(
ContingentCat: thanks lrrSIGNAL s it didn't start automatically for me
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beowuuf: wow, crunchy
djalternative: when did this song enter the playlist?
Juliamon: It's been there, just doesn't come up often
Jondare: Huh, don't remember ever hearing that song before
Juliamon: also it's short, so easy to miss
Jondare: It's... Spooky?
beowuuf: Yeah, there's been a couple of times recently when RQ smaller songs come on and freak me out, guess it means I need to listen to the whole soundtrack again at some point :)
djalternative: it's how you feel just before you fall asleep to sleep meds
Juliamon: I would like Twitch to please stop dropping to 240p
Jondare: Wait was it an RQ song? I don't remember it at ALL
beowuuf: :(
EdoardoZone: pew pew pew!
Juliamon: Yeah, from when Ben took two melatonin
kusinohki: @Juliamon same. funny how it works fine for ads though...
corianderd: I can't imagine taking two. I'd be out for a week.
djalternative: exactly
djalternative: it's like time travel
kusinohki: sleep meds didn't really work for me. the made my fingers and toes all tingly which freaked me out too much to sleep
beowuuf: hello cameron simulation!
TheAinMAP: Hello.
BusTed: Heyo.
GhostValv: hi
Jondare: clearly i need to rewatch RQ cause i dont remember that at all
RandomTrivia: Ah, good! The Cameron has coffee!
grgriffin3: Howdy Cam
EdoardoZone: hey mr cameron
Juliamon: mm... now I want to refill my coffee
kusinohki: simulated Cam has been refueled
beowuuf: drinking simulator is strong content
ContingentCat: Hi Cam
RandomTrivia: The Cameron is fuelled up and ready to go!
TheMerricat: lol
GapFiller: speaking of Ben no spoilers but hes just had a GREAT idea for this evenings Lets Nope
RandomTrivia: Smooth :D
beowuuf: coffee is talking stimulator
GapFiller: hows the coffee Cam?
ContingentCat: How's the (presumably) coffee?
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: @GapFiller Oh Gawd, don't make me more hyped
ContingentCat: welcome to Coffee Simulator
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ContingentCat: Hi Cori
beowuuf: of yeah, adam's pfis lrrEFF 'd today, isn't he?
Juliamon: Coffee: extant
GhostValv: yesterday
Juliamon: Adam got the shot yesterday and is spending today suffering
kusinohki: and don't buy baked goods at any of the coffee stores? I think I've heard someone say that
ContingentCat: ah, like McDonalds fries that are go from good to trash when they cool down
GhostValv: unfortunate
EdoardoZone: mb bring a cup next time
EdoardoZone: well that was worth it
ContingentCat: ah 2021 life
RandomTrivia: Welp
RandomTrivia: lrrFINE
wench_tacular: press all the buttons
beowuuf: wow, speaking of control...
KV1NN4: intro is so loud x.x;
TheAinMAP: Buttons.
EdoardoZone: can we just go to random coffee shops with you instead
grgriffin3: Just keep mashing buttons until good things happen
RandomTrivia: "Coffee with Serge 2: Cameron's revenge"
EdoardoZone: that would be great.
TheMerricat: not yeasty enough
RandomTrivia: Yike
beowuuf: lol, wow
otakon17: Oh good they actually added a save and quit option
ContingentCat: oh no
beowuuf: there's been a lot of quality of life / accessability options added
BusTed: That is visceral.
kusinohki: it's possible to not eat mac and cheese out of the pot??
ContingentCat: yeah it's become a solid mass
Kaorti: good timezone all
beowuuf: sergeHi
TheMerricat: Langston is a self-professed fan of Alan Wake's work. When he heard that Emil Hartman had been brought in to the Investigations Sector, he attempted to visit Hartman to have his copy of The Creator's Dilemma signed. However, he was not aware that Hartman had become twisted by the Dark Presence and was thus detained and interrogated by FBC officials for attempting to contact a paranatural entity, although he was let off with just a warning and having his copy of the book confiscated.
RandomTrivia: Juliamon Do we have a CatEars command yet? :p
Juliamon: We don't.
ChrisGMiller: Cam... i didn't know you worked at my company
TehAmelie: i had a Stephen King girl in my class in school
beowuuf: the brain is merciful that way
otakon17: it was the equivalent of brain metamucil
ContingentCat: katesLol yeah
EdoardoZone: uninteresting, if factual
PixelArtDragon: I've experienced that in real-time while driving once, and I've been scared of driving ever since
Zhedor: Cam, can we agree that The Stand is not round? :D
SharkFoxPanda: hey cam how are you today!
ContingentCat: that's the idea bus situation I think, having something draw your attention isn't generally great
RandomTrivia: Like a Flow state but not-concious
SharkFoxPanda: who are you chilling with?
beowuuf: when i don't recall negotiating the tricky part of my walk where I have to get around overgrowth on a verge and in to traffic is when I worry
BusTed: Keepo
RandomTrivia: Take moment to remember the ears
beowuuf: never change :p
DeM0nFiRe: 🐱
otakon17: wait
beowuuf: unless gold suit?
otakon17: I thought this was a completely different game
otakon17: this is CONTROL
otakon17: I thought it was RETURNAL for some damn reason
TheMerricat: real talk though chat if you have that sort of feeling where you forgotten doing something don't worry too much they say this also happens when the event is so typical of how it happens each time that your brain doesn't even bother trying to record the information not that you were somehow sleepwalking through it
SharkFoxPanda: cam hows your day been today :)
otakon17: oh that looks cool
otakon17: you are now an MMO character
ContingentCat: the cat ears make every outfit better
Kaorti: we wear the Asynchronous suit to government functions.
RandomTrivia: ^^
otakon17: >Golden Suit
RandomTrivia: Oops, got sniped
spinebustertee: Business Catual.
beowuuf: yeeeeeees
ContingentCat: I wish we had gold cat ears
otakon17: @spinebustertee do I give you a noogie for that pun
RandomTrivia: spinebustertee Very nice
RandomTrivia: sergePun
otakon17: Goddamn how BIG is this game?
kusinohki: "I'm the director. I can change my clothes in public if I darn well feel like it!
beowuuf: @TheMerricat i do find i can recall things like that if I get the exact train of thought / events that led to it. It is recorded, just... in some dead end set of neurons that haven't been connected to too many others :p
RandomTrivia: But not like a normal human changes, take off one outfit put on another
ContingentCat: is it "Avert your eyes" or "feast your eyes"
RandomTrivia: You just... teleport diffferent clothes
Kaorti: heck, we found them in un-space.
djalternative: I'd always go to the shitter in the astral plane. just flush it into the void
KeytarCat: you're uniquely qualified to wander into the null space bathrooms
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electric_claire: Have Cory and Cam gotten control yet?
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RandomTrivia: Game audio very loud compared with voices
otakon17: NOISES
otakon17: what the HELL IS THAT
KeytarCat: one set of nice cat ears modeled after his own cat
RandomTrivia: Much better, thanks!
kusinohki: TY Cori and Cam
Kaorti: @otakon17 the thing that had been hartmann
otakon17: I DO NOT LIKE THEM
beowuuf: scary, scary men
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Men are the enemy. got it.
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otakon17: weird I could have sworn I had CONTROL for free on something
TheMerricat: The main antagonist of this part of the game is a mixture of the bad guy from Alan Wake and Dr Hartman which I believe was also in Alan Wake but now he's possessed by it
kusinohki: there are 4 lights!
otakon17: so wait CONTROL takes place in the same universe as Alan Wake?
kusinohki: er, power cores!
PixelArtDragon: Time to play "yeet the cube"
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: @otakon17 It's been on Epic's free game cycle and humble's monthly choice if you haven't checked there
KeytarCat: Some of this dlc is...unkind
RandomTrivia: "Inside you there are 4 cubes, struggling to get out"
PixelArtDragon: Remember, gamers can't look up
otakon17: man I hate these noises
TheMerricat: @otakon17 for free I'm not sure about but I know it was part of at least two humble bundle packages
otakon17: that's probably where!
otakon17: I should redeem it before I forget
blip2004: This room is so annoying.
RandomTrivia: Wait did we get punished for PLAYING the game?!
KeytarCat: As I said, unkind
RandomTrivia: Dammit Control
kusinohki: darkness... bad
RandomTrivia: benginFacepalm
TheMerricat: @otakon17 spoilers but if we get far enough we get to an implication that we are part of an Alan Wake story he wrote to fight the Alan Wake big bad.
Kaorti: and also your energy degens in the dark
PixelArtDragon: *Gameplay*
KeytarCat: dark does...more
RandomTrivia: "I SAID... GOODBYE"
teh_crash: yeah i wasn't a fan of this DLC, staring at darkness at almost all times got tiring fast
otakon17: Some spoilers but I still think Alan Wake is a character written up by the original author who in turn wrote up their own characters
otakon17: What DO you call the dream of a dream?
RandomTrivia: Inception?
KeytarCat: @otakon17 It's authors all the way down!
RandomTrivia: EXCUSE?!
BusTed: bonk
otakon17: just SLAP
otakon17: I...don't you have a dash?
djalternative: darkness draining your energy is bs
otakon17: AH
otakon17: ofc
KeytarCat: You can't go for kills, and you can't play objectives, you just have to pray
otakon17: that's bullshit
kusinohki: thought I saw some light on the lower level??
otakon17: so basically you can't fight or flee
RandomTrivia: Yes, yes it is
Orgmastron: jlrrCoolgame
otakon17: still this is pretty cool
GhostValv: D:
RandomTrivia: What a good and cool videogame benginFacepalm
djalternative: nah. the area is just supposed to be really tag and run
KeytarCat: It's cool, and the story bits are great fun, but the mechanics synergise unkindly
Juliamon: jlrrCoolgame
jonnykefka: oh yes, this bossfight
OldManJohnsonMB: So I recently played control and I'm worried I didn't really suck all the marrow out of the bone that that this game brought
otakon17: are you sure?
otakon17: wow what crappy aim
Orgmastron: The way he teleports on top of you and drains all your health ResidentSleeper
otakon17: you literally stood still and that mook still couldn't hit you
otakon17: it has a grab move that STUNS you and just leaves you open to more punishment?
jonnykefka: oh no, it's this room. it occupies a little shrine of hate in my heart along with Labrynth zone in Sonic 1 and everything else I died to about eighty times before clearing
otakon17: but it leaves you stunned for SO LONG it might as well be an instant kill
RandomTrivia: Not sure I'm a fan of randomly-occuring undodgable cutscene death
teh_crash: @OldManJohnsonMB did you do the incinerator quest? it's kinda not explained at all
ContingentCat: !sir
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otakon17: I SAW THAT BAR
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otakon17: so what happens if you run out of "points"
RandomTrivia: You both mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, but it's still true: Why bother having health upgrades if everything sets you to 1HP with a single hit from maxed-out full health
otakon17: you took 90% health damage from a single shot
blip2004: @otakon17 the points are just money to upgrade weapons/mods
otakon17: Welcome to "Cameron dies in nearly a single hit every attack"
otakon17: that's some bullshit, what DIFFICULTY is this?
jonnykefka: there is nothing good about this room. There is no joy. No hope. There is only Zuul
otakon17: even ZUUL thinks this is bollocks
RandomTrivia: It kind of invalidates any threat escalation when there's no context for "how much more damage does this boss do than the previous one"
teh_crash: what's the backseating policy in here?
otakon17: you need to play PERFECTLY
RandomTrivia: It's become a Bullet Hell?
jonnykefka: it's an execution challenge. Like playing QWOP. While you're being stalked by the alien from Alien
otakon17: and have the reflexes of a mongoose
RandomTrivia: That's a HARD pivot
Juliamon: it's Boshy time
djalternative: @teh_crash help us escape hell
otakon17: also I think you might just want to start waiting for your health to regen to full
jonnykefka: it doesn't
RandomTrivia: "There are 2 kinds of enemies in Control - Stormtroopers and Thanos"
kusinohki: is there a mod that regens health like that?
RandomTrivia: Sometimes enemies drop little tiny health pickups
otakon17: THREE SHOTS
RandomTrivia: Which are utterly invalidated by the arbitrarily large amount of damage done by EVERYTHING
otakon17: 90% of your health
TheMerricat: remedy has as far as I'm concerned a very very long tradition of horrible difficulty curves on their missions they make wonderful worlds they have awesome lore but they couldn't make a curve for difficulty if their lives depended on it I think part of the problem here is they expect you to play each of their maps exactly the way they would but don't tell you how they are playing it
jonnykefka: the design doc on the combat in this game is so transparently clear: "What if Halo, but the enemies drop health, and your AMMO regens..."
otakon17: you have all these damn powers but NO way to heal
beowuuf: it's one of the accessability options added to the game to have regenerating health, but that's not the default for the game
otakon17: TURN IT ON
otakon17: and there was literally no way you could have dodged that
KeytarCat: There are ways to kit out for health regen, but this is the first part where it matters
teh_crash: may i offer a tiny hint?
otakon17: you couldn't even SEE
TheMerricat: about the only thing we have going for us is big bad can't enter the light
jonnykefka: the last boss of this DLC is not even half as annoying as this room.
beowuuf: the idea of the combat loop is to use your cool powers offensively to kill enemies to get heals... it's trying to get you to keep getting n to the danger zone to balance the cool powers. However, then the DLC decides to negate all your advantages, but...the game was already balanced for them, so lrrEFF the player I guess?
RandomTrivia: Hartman, please
otakon17: WHAT EVEN HIT YOU!?
otakon17: I'm clipping that
beowuuf: the game hit us. In a compeletly fair and balanced way.
RandomTrivia: Woah, that's a good offer
otakon17: yeah this is bullshit game design
jonnykefka: oh yeah the combat loop works great when you have a bunch of small enemies you can kill, and not a giant invulnerable death AOE
Angnor33: Man, I wish I had a hint. I could use 5 Internet Points.
e_bloc: Corgo1200 never not love watching you play control. great game, great people
NotCainNorAbel: what is the exchange rate for Internet Points to Stanley Nickels?
otakon17: and dead
RandomTrivia: The world this game builds is really, REALLY fucking cool
Kramburger: I wish I could quit you Control
otakon17: and you get shot
QuixoticScrivener: like my ex
blip2004: the only problem is the boss fights, and how near the end of the game everything almost kills you in 1 hit
teh_crash: you start getting cubes that are closed to the room, turning the closest lights off in the process. of you start from the farthest power cubes you won't have to deal with all the darkness around you, just some darkness
alke420: HE'S A COWARD!
RandomTrivia: NotCainNorAbel I think it's 1:1, but only in Madagascar lrrBEEJ
teh_crash: that are closest to the room*
beowuuf: can we just turn on all the accessibility, play it like a walking simulator, and discuss how this game is really cool when you don't have to deal with the fight bullshit :p
MortifiedPenguins: gosh I hope you don't have to do this ecounter mutliple times
KeytarCat: Cam is right
MortifiedPenguins: that would be the worst
KeytarCat: I remember from Wiggins
NotCainNorAbel: @RandomTrivia I would be rich if I could get to Madagascar!
kusinohki: I think only one power cube is available at a time
teh_crash: okay that was a bad hint, I will hang my head in shame
kusinohki: may I reccommend standing in the lights on the lower lever?
RandomTrivia: Done right, a "no abilities" section can be an amazing storytelling device and change of gameplay loop. (see Metroid Zero Mission suitless section) Done badly it looks like... well, like this
DeM0nFiRe: This is something that stands out to be about Half Life 2 vs Bioshock. Both games take all your guns away at some point. HL2 does it to give you a new gun with a level designed around it. Bioshock does it so that you have less guns lol
MortifiedPenguins: I spent the entire game being annoyed that there isn't a way of active healing
e_bloc: Chrono Trigger had a fine no-equipment area
otakon17: Apparently the claptrap online is this fight is SUPER EASY(if you're literally max level)
MortifiedPenguins: "craft" so randomly obtain from the menu
RandomTrivia: We need a recording of Adam saying "HAHAHAHAHAA, THIS GAME SUCKS!" every time a boss like this comes around
otakon17: yo Cam what level are ya?
beowuuf: so the secret tech was to grind the jukebox until we were sick of this game, then the fight is super easy MiniK
NotCainNorAbel: punished for trying
TheMerricat: I have bad news that evade heal mod was in the hotel. I don't know if you missed it or not.
KeytarCat: @RandomTrivia I want that as a "tech guy Paul" overlay gag
otakon17: there's a Launch Healing Mod
Angnor33: YOu'd really think they'd have another backup suply of batteries somewhere.
TheMerricat: not a promise!!!! I just looked it up and it was hidden in the hotel. you might go back there
djalternative: I could've sworn we picked up the evade heal mod
Styxseus: I just got here, what is the objective of this fight? it seems.. rather punishing
MortifiedPenguins: you thought the final boss of foundation was annoying just wait
otakon17: you're not on PC?
iris_of_ether: unarmeClick unarmeClick unarmeClick
otakon17: and then Hartman teleports in on you
teh_crash: jellybean delivery man
MortifiedPenguins: @Styxseus we have to get the power cubes out of the darkness and plug them in to turn the lights on
blip2004: @Styxseus get all 4 power cubes to the main room to run on the lights
chaostreader: Would the explosion gun work well here?
GhostValv: D:
otakon17: literally could not have seen that coming
KeytarCat: Do we have any more upgrades to buy?
TwoMenInAHorseCostume: I now have a weekly tradition of tuning in to Talking Simulator to see if Cam and Cori have reached the Ashtray Maze yet
RandomTrivia: MortifiedPenguins That seems like a poorly designed system, definitely not OSHA-compliant
RandomTrivia: benginWat
otakon17: and 90% of your health gone
otakon17: something exploded in front of you
djalternative: @otakon17 Cam doesn't want to and we're not going to make him
MortifiedPenguins: @RandomTrivia it's the oldest house is any of it osha complient
RandomTrivia: @RandomTrivia That's fair
otakon17: FROM YOUR OWN GUN!?
RandomTrivia: @MortifiedPenguins The front desk, probably. I doubt anything else is
otakon17: so you had like 60K when started?
Styxseus: oh, wait, so you have to get the things that protect you from the area you're supposed to use them to avoid?
TheMerricat: @loadingreadyrun chat thinks you might have picked up the dodge heal mod if you want to check. it is called Aerobics personal mod
otakon17: cripes
otakon17: how far are you in the main game?
Styxseus: thanks :D @blip2004
chaostreader: How much did you upgrade that guns range?
teh_crash: oldest house is, by definition, older than OSHA regulations @RandomTrivia
beowuuf: @TwoMenInAHorseCostume IS that the maze near the end of the main game ahti gives you access to with his music? If so, they did that quite a few weeks ago?
Styxseus: that seems strange
beowuuf: @otakon17 main game is finished, maybe a few side quests shy of
Alephred: What's the past participle of 'telekinesis'?
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RandomTrivia: Just verb it and make "telekinesised"
KeytarCat: ^^
beowuuf: telekeneswas
otakon17: from what I've been reading up, this is basically meant to be taken on after you've done LITERALLY everything else in the main game, with every possible upgrade and mod.
kusinohki: verbing weirds language though
RandomTrivia: beowuuf Bravo
Juliamon: Telekineticked
TwoMenInAHorseCostume: @beowuuf WHAT?! Nooo! If anyone remembers which episode that was, I would appreciate it. I want to see how they respond to it.
KeytarCat: @kusinohki ambiguates, I'd posit
MortifiedPenguins: @otakon17 I don't know if it really helps having everything just less slightly less annoying
otakon17: @MortifiedPenguins that's what everyone on Reddit says and swears this fight is easy
TheMerricat: @loadingreadyrun The Dodge mod was the aerobics personal mod if you want to check before you go back to fighting
jonnykefka: the flying slam is actually kind of useful for movement purposes
jmhodges: Cant get you if you stay in the lights outside. You can hustle from light source to light source
beowuuf: @otakon17 due to streaming, while they've done everything pretty much and done the previous DLC too, maybe not gone to every corner, done much crafting, nor spammed the jukebox. So :( if it's only balanced for grinders not just 'I've played it all'
jonnykefka: gets you across the room in one
MortifiedPenguins: The shield in this game is such garbage and yet there's the side quest where you have to use it otherwise yu just die
KeytarCat: aerobics
TheMerricat: aerobics personal mod is the evade healing mod
RandomTrivia: OOF
otakon17: there's apparently a Launch Mod that heals
beowuuf: craftable or findable?
MortifiedPenguins: I think you have to kill something with the launch mod to get the heals
RandomTrivia: Can we rebuild it? Do we have the technology?
otakon17: stickies
MortifiedPenguins: into the random mod genortaor we go!
otakon17: you can have STICKIES?!
blip2004: the unique mods in the AWE dlc are in hidden areas or sidequests from what I remember
kusinohki: not sure I've seen anyone use surge weapon
Blessings_from_the_Void: Constructing Serge seems like a bad idea
beowuuf: serge op
MortifiedPenguins: it's so annoying that most of these systems are so half baked
otakon17: there an older save you can reload from?
TheMerricat: @loadingreadyrun Good news I just looked up how you actually get the Dodge evade mod and you probably did not miss it because you have to go through a secret room and do a special mission in the
otakon17: bc You had a TON of resources then
otakon17: and all the dying drained it
TheMerricat: hotel to get it
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beowuuf: but we've done one eleborate easter egg puzzle :(
KeytarCat: In case it comes up, mind controlling an Orb makes it heal you
MortifiedPenguins: this game really makes you wonder how many of the folks who did max pain are still around
Wolfstrike_NL: other gun mode made this section doable for me, standing and charging also got me killed
RandomTrivia: TheMerricat That's utterly absurd
ArcOfTheConclave: Hartman is on the point.
beowuuf: hartman, more like fartman :(
TheMerricat: @mortifiedpenguins to be honest this sort of fighting and was all the rage back in the max payne era. that's why they added stuff like bullet time and other special moves.
MortifiedPenguins: @TheMerricat max pain had actually healing and quick saves
beowuuf: or we can do the elaborate easter egg hunt?
kusinohki: stairs to the left of me, tall man to the right, here I am....
MortifiedPenguins: @TheMerricat it also didn't have dumb combat encounters like this one
otakon17: can you swap over the shoulder views?
beowuuf: that dodge mod in the article does sound cool - +10 health per dodge
djalternative: I'd love it if heartman could be defeated just by turning your gamma setting to max
KeytarCat: The particle effects on pierce interfere with aiming...
otakon17: yeah all the guns had accuracy rating
TheMerricat: @mortifiedpenguins not sure I agree about that. there was a lot of face palming in TheMerricatland back when I played Max Payne. I think the real pain here is we are playing 2000's combat in a 2020's game
otakon17: they fixed it in LEgendary
otakon17: it's MUCH better now, infinite ammo works in ME1 now
Vyous: It's the same discovery Bethesda made in the morrowind -> oblivion transition. Miss % isn't very fun for action-y games.
djalternative: now with legendary edition, you can get a ME2 save for Frog Fractions 2
TwoMenInAHorseCostume: I loved your comparisons between Mass Effect and Heaven's Vault, with Heaven's Vault being all the lore and discovery with none of the tedious combat.
MortifiedPenguins: oh wow that "quest" for the mod is atrocious
otakon17: it doesn't help you can BARELY SEE what you're doing
karpma: this specifically or gameplay writ large?
beowuuf: @MortifiedPenguins i like that it sounds like the end enemy you need to fight is probably the reason you want the mod in the first place. Like a 'prove you don't need the mod to get the mod'
El_Rodeo_san: I enjoyed this game. Havent played it much since I got stuck on a particular level
TheMerricat: just to make you feel better Cameron I'm reading more about this specific fight and it sounds like this is the worst fight in the entire freaking game so if we can beat this.....
teh_crash: @MortifiedPenguins I read through it and i can't believe nobody went 'this will be fun for one person and then everyone will use a guide, let's not do it that way'
BusTed: jlrrNo
Exxaxl: Take away the light source to fix the light source, and by doing so, get hit because you're not in a light source. I see.
jonnykefka: We lived!
blip2004: Wow, the instant teleport and grab
beowuuf: @MortifiedPenguins since it's hinted at in the song, i guess the idea was most of the fun is everyone working to get that guide. BUt...still seems convoluted as anything
MortifiedPenguins: @MortifiedPenguins nothing like figure out an 8 digit code with no clues
TheMerricat: I'm sorry Cameron.
beowuuf: @MortifiedPenguins dev: but what if.... 12 digit code... other devs: *bludgeon original dev with clocks*
shendaras: lrrHEART
ieva_art: when did they get the gold suit
corianderd: when we wentt o the Luck department
beowuuf: it's in the luck department, there'sa cute puzzle to solve
blip2004: oh did you do the roulette puzzle?
TheMerricat: wasn't gold suit reward for finishing main quest? or was it the fighting the mirror Jesse reward?
beowuuf: the luck department, many months ago, in a more innocent time before dlc one shot enemies :p
TheMerricat: NVM @beowuuf knew it
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MortifiedPenguins: @TheMerricat mirror jesse is the syncronisity suit and beating the game is grey suit
beowuuf: @TheMerricat to be fair so did cori :D
RandomTrivia: Welcome raiders! We are taking a break but the Tilt-Factory that is Control DLC will be back shortly!
beowuuf: did we get the office worker outfit for doing tons of menial jobs before breaking out of the nightmare?
Dog_of_Myth: Heya Raiders
beowuuf: hey raiders! sergeHi
RandomTrivia: Office Worker outfit was from the coffee-delivery section (I think?)
beowuuf: we are currently fighting what is either considered an easy boss if you are max level, or one of the worst bosses in the game. Buckle up and enjoy :D
MortifiedPenguins: how can we force cameron to turn on invincibility?
corianderd: this isn't even the boss battle
RandomTrivia: We can't
otakon17: just REGEN would help
TheMerricat: take control last step was office assistant uniform according to this list, so yep the nightmare
RandomTrivia: And it's probably a point of honour at this point
beowuuf: @RandomTrivia yeah, but do you auto earn it, or do you need to do the office work for longer than normal to get it?
otakon17: if it's a toggle IN GAME unlocked from the start, it's not cheating
RandomTrivia: It's not about cheating, it's about knowing that it CAN be done without it
TheMerricat: Alongside the Director's Suit, the Office Assistant Outfit is unlocked when you complete the last mission in Control - Take Control. 
RandomTrivia: Even if it's Boshi central
MortifiedPenguins: @RandomTrivia just because you can doesn't mean you should
RandomTrivia: I'm just guessing here, I'm not Cam
djalternative: there is one more outfit to get if we're going for full fashion control
RandomTrivia: But enough people have said it and he STILL hasn't turned it on. Rest assured that the Cameron knows about those options and will use them if he wants to
djalternative: though, it'll probably be hell for cam to get
MortifiedPenguins: @djalternative is that the one for doing the horde mode lots?
beowuuf: i was on telephone for most of MoC, did james give any hints as to the secret thing that was in place of MoC one week?
djalternative: it's the one for completing the arcade machine
TheMerricat: Cam's a grown adult and professional streamer. he'll use the Regen health when it suits him.
djalternative: Shum and Shum2
TheMerricat: @beowuuf none in fact he said he couldn't talk about it yet
beowuuf: @TheMerricat thanks, that's the impression i got from what little chat I could scan, so cool :) secert hype builds...
ContingentCat: !advice
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beowuuf: wb cameron!
ContingentCat: how's the coffee now?
Exxaxl: Hot jitter juice will get Cam through this PogChamp
BusTed: Any better cold?
TheMerricat: chat just a general tip here if you're getting tired of lemonade but you still want something with a little bit of that acidity a cup or a half cup of white vinegar and water and then whatever drink mix you prefer is a very very nice thing indeed in my opinion
ContingentCat: or is that new coffee?
beowuuf: is the coffee like this section of the game?
RandomTrivia: Oh dear
MortifiedPenguins: calming relaxing bean juice
RandomTrivia: lrrFINE
TheMerricat: and a gallon of water I should have said
GhostValv: oh really?
surinae: same
RandomTrivia: Crane is so much fun to watch
ContingentCat: you were really good as a cleric last night
CapitalisToast: why is it called Talking Simulator?
kusinohki: Dr. Crane, cleric therapist
beowuuf: i can't wait to catch up on dice friends to see your character's further adventures
Kaorti: @TheMerricat Have you looked into drinking vinegar? They're fun to make.
TheMerricat: Yeah! I think I caught that one too!
RandomTrivia: CapitalisToast It's a play on "Walking Simulator" as a genre of games that generally have a lot to say, where Cameron and Cori play games that have things to say and talk about some of those things
ContingentCat: Huh, interesting
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TheMerricat: yes, at least in that video
Kaorti: Shrub in seltzer is really good!
beowuuf: @CapitalisToast the idea is a spoiler filled discussion of games, and what they like in games. Sometimes with games like this or disco elysium they will spend many streams playing the game fully, then disect it at the end
TehAmelie: apparently Cleopatra's favorite drink was pearls dissolved in vinegar. but that may be more of a decadence for the sake of it thing
CapitalisToast: thanks!
MortifiedPenguins: komboocha is basically fizzy vinegar tea
MyOnlyAliasIsTaken: @TehAmelie It was supposed to cause a carbonation effect, wasn't it?
TehAmelie: probably
RandomTrivia: Well that IS decadent
FIZtastic007: pickled gherkin vinegar is nice. If a little sweet.
ContingentCat: Adding mint leaves to water is my normal trick when water has gotten boring
beowuuf: the dent in decadent is for how big of a chunk you are taking out of the resource you are consuming
CaptainSpam: Huh, there's still an audio latency issue on the stream. Weird.
RandomTrivia: benginLol
Kaorti: I've been enjoying virgin mojitos - seltzer, juice of a lime, a spoonful of sugar and some muddled mint leaves
TheMerricat: @kaorti I have not so far I've just been making my drink type mixes using vinegar. but it sounds like something I'd like
GhostValv: :)
MortifiedPenguins: what is bubbly? over here it's sparkling wine
beowuuf: michael bubbly is now ruined too
RandomTrivia: I love it when ruining a word makes it better
CaptainSpam: Or desync in general, I should say.
kusinohki: bubbly is a brand name correct?
ContingentCat: @MortifiedPenguins it's a brand of flavoured sparkling water
djalternative: @CaptainSpam it's a known issue
RandomTrivia: A couple of people I used to work with were big fans of Buble, but mainly so they could call him Mickey Bubbles
beowuuf: jesse has had months of practice, she has no excuse :p
Kaorti: @TheMerricat I can recommend "Shrubs: an old fashioned drink for modern times" It's got lots of tasty recipes.
TheMerricat: I don't know if it's the same as what Cam is talking about but there is a brand of seltzer water called bubbly
TheMerricat: @kaorti thanks!
MyOnlyAliasIsTaken: I know an Italian guy who let me call him 'Mee-shell' at events for a couple years before I heard him explaining to someone else it's 'Mik-ehleh'. I felt like a goob.
MortifiedPenguins: god this game makes me feel for folks who are colour blind my partner would not be able to tell where anything is right now
NotCainNorAbel: should we hear cori?
Kaorti: at least the red went away
Creideiki_SE: There are mods that restore health when you bonk enemies with telekinesis.
RandomTrivia: Oops
RandomTrivia: Well hello, Cori, welcome back!
teh_crash: i can't believe how unfun this boss battle is
kusinohki: Hi Cori!
beowuuf: ah, so we should have had cori all this time? hello secret cori!
Greendrag13: Howldy!
TwoMenInAHorseCostume: I hate it when I hurt myself and my eyeballs fill with blood, making the whole world turn red...
Greendrag13: I heard something about gyrating in a doorway? Where am I needed?
kusinohki: I think there's only one, but it teleports backwards in time...
teh_crash: plural of Hartman is Hartmen
MortifiedPenguins: @teh_crash and once it's donew we'll never have to do it again, yuuuuuuuup
RandomTrivia: Hello there Greendrag13!
jibkat: mmm moist insides
beowuuf: dev: hey all, research shows not every player will get overly motion sick at this game. Think we can thin the herd more by making lots of red happen? Get the colour blind and non-jedi too?
KeytarCat: @teh_crash Hartsman?
CaptainSpam: Oh, wait, THIS boss battle. Matt was NOT a fan of this...
beowuuf: @teh_crash Mens Harting
teh_crash: @teh_crash that's just a man with multiple hearts, like doctor who or a space marine
beowuuf: @teh_crash or a space marine who *si* doctor who, and also in a hideo kojima game
ContingentCat: welp
KeytarCat: @CaptainSpam I know, right! I'm so excited!!
jibkat: tired of your BS
Exxaxl: Wasnt that fun and engaging everyone?
MortifiedPenguins: it's done! praise be!
BusTed: lrrGOAT
NotCainNorAbel: lrrCHKN
Wolfstrike_NL: lrrHORN lrrHORN lrrHORN
jonnykefka: lrrGOAT
beowuuf: wait, did we...did we wins?
KeytarCat: Hell yeah!
djalternative: HUZZAH!!!
RandomTrivia: lrrHORN VICTORY!! lrrHORN
teh_crash: GG! First try!
GhostValv: breakthrough :O
Exxaxl: Coffee helped you do it, calling it now.
KeytarCat: We survived!
beowuuf: can we haz banananananan now? did we work?
TheAinMAP: lrrHORN lrrHORN
CapitalisToast: so what's the main character's tragic Backstory?
Exxaxl: But did you or did you not get help at Ornstein and Smough \[T]/
jibkat: Ghost mom
GhostValv: I'm sorry to hear that....
Piratical_tendancies: smack the control point for healths?
TheMerricat: @capitalistoast you joke but....
CapitalisToast: but what?
MortifiedPenguins: you just need to have randomly acquired the right mods to make the combat less worse
RandomTrivia: The gameplay/combat loops are straightforward enough that what you're doing doesn't seem to matter...
SquareDotCube: I think you got a tier 6? Which is very rare?
beowuuf: @CapitalisToast she and her brother found a bad dimension with nice person, bad children found out and caused bad people to come, brother and protag closed off the door after bad stuff happened, she went in to hiding but her brother was captured by this burea. When she finally found him and this plce, new bad people called Hiss were attacking. She's become the boss, but her brother is in a coma after being taken over by hiss
jibkat: the sticky bomb gun is fun
CapitalisToast: @CapitalisToast wow
MortifiedPenguins: @SquareDotCube tier 6 mods drop quite a bit in AWE
TheMerricat: @beowuuf thank you for doing what I was dreading to type
CaptainSpam: Note that "She's become the boss" does sum up that part of the story rather completely.
beowuuf: @CapitalisToast Also she has cat ears for her outfit after finding lots of cat statues
Kaorti: These mods gesture at builds, without making them a real thing.
Laserbeaks_Fury: Honestly, I would be shocked if the Service weapon wasn't already reloading in the time it takes to Seize things
beowuuf: @TheMerricat :D
MortifiedPenguins: the mods I went for mostly are more health more dodge more throw
MortifiedPenguins: nothing else really seems to be good
asthanius: Langston you already told us this
RandomTrivia: Hey, this dialog is familiar
juneblue58: XD
Kaorti: This restarted >:(
RandomTrivia: Oh right, this must be a giant loop
TheMerricat: lol
Laserbeaks_Fury: Oh god, he sleeps with the AI doesn't he
beowuuf: When the main character cleanses an area with a swirling circle effect, that's an echo of the original nice entity her brother and she found, called polaris/hedron. They're dead now, but sort of live on in Jesse
djalternative: we listened to this last time
ieva_art: its the same speech
juneblue58: Yup.
MortifiedPenguins: nah these speaches repeat
Kaorti: Quite sure this is word-for-word the same
djalternative: it's the same. it's just really long
RandomTrivia: Yeah this is all familiar
Kaorti: I remember these phrases
RandomTrivia: I wonder how long the actor recorded for, and how much of it was scripted
gibbousm: how far are you through AWE?
beowuuf: we were probably dodging cheapness at the time?
juneblue58: He doesn't know that Trench is dead and Darling is... gone? He's talking about them as though they're both still alive and active.
TehAmelie: we could always check the tapes (oh so much work)
CapitalisToast: they just repeated it??????????
MortifiedPenguins: like the speaches repeating could work if jesse had different responses everytime she hears it again
gibbousm: get ready for Spoops
Exxaxl: Where's mass effects elevator talk when you need it.
Kaorti: I don't think anyone expected you to listen to the whole thing.
beowuuf: to be fair the screen has been hurting you a lot recently so.... probably not looking at it as much :p
RandomTrivia: Kaorti Pffft, we are not so easily deterred! :D
Laserbeaks_Fury: What happened is, you stayed to listen to the whole thing when it was designed for you to hear as you're running around
gibbousm: Alfred is the cat
kusinohki: @CapitalisToast langstrom's speech goes for like 10-15 min. unless you actually wait to listen to all of it, you get it in bits and pieces while passing through
TehAmelie: hey, remember Dr Langston and the Terribly Cursed Emerald? that guy sure gets around
RandomTrivia: Alfred is the cat, the one that gets separatio anxiety
teh_crash: even if you forgot older conversations, Alfred sounds like a cat's name and Langston sounds like a cat person
TehAmelie: wait that was Langeskov. and also there was a tiger
Exxaxl: True stormtrooper aim on thes eguys :D
Laserbeaks_Fury: I think the barricades are from back when this sector was being lost to Hartman, before the Hiss
ieva_art: shield might help?
EdoardoZone: came back to a dead Cameron
beowuuf: worst part - game is forcing you to die because you are right handed. You could have hit that if it let you be left handed :(
Greendrag13: Between the yellow suit and the lovely ears, you're clearly nya-t messing around
Piratical_tendancies: ah! theres a reason the control point is there..
RandomTrivia: Wow this door sucks
beowuuf: door, secret boss battle
RandomTrivia: It's always the door boss
KeytarCat: Is the audio desync on my end?
InkyGhoast: the devs: we adjusted the physics so your tossing objects wouldn't get caught on so much also the devs: made this door
Juliamon: beowuuf Can't you toggle handedness in this game?
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MortifiedPenguins: @Juliamon no
Laserbeaks_Fury: You can but you can't toggle her Launch
Juliamon: ahh
beowuuf: @Juliamon That would be interesting if you could!
beowuuf: awww
Juliamon: I remembered it being discussed in a past stream
Juliamon: but well... there's been a lot of those
Laserbeaks_Fury: There's not really
Kaorti: +hp, +damage, then maybe some other crap
Laserbeaks_Fury: I found none of DLC mods to be of any use
Kaorti: the builds are not well implemented
CapitalisToast: so is this a bad game or just mediocre or what?
Juliamon: CapitalisToast Good game with some confounding choices
TheMerricat: @CapitalisToast it's a good game with spots of bad design
teh_crash: @CapitalisToast the base game is excellent, the DLCs are eh
MortifiedPenguins: @CapitalisToast the shooting part of the game is bad the rest is good
ieva_art: oops
RandomTrivia: Oh dear
CapitalisToast: @TheMerricat cool
gibbousm: poor Cam
RandomTrivia: AHHHH
beowuuf: @CapitalisToast it's actually pretty good, just.... the combat loop can get pretty grindy, and the dlc has some bullshit to help deal with high level players.
gibbousm: screams externally
KV1NN4: Would've been nice if it had been an acknowledgement that some men need tampons
TheMerricat: We were discussing handedness and you were in a bathroom, seems logical to me.
MortifiedPenguins: the mods are so half baked it feels like they just gave the job to an intern to come up with a list
juneblue58: Honestly, bathrooms should just be self-contained cubicles with facilities for all folks. As a trans femme, I'd be a hell of a lot more comfy that way.
Kaorti: I was pleasantly surprised to discover a tampon dispenser in my work bathroom, in the before time.
Anubis169: MortifiedPenguins lrrAWW
RandomTrivia: Or indeed the non-gender-specific uses of tampons
Spluuga: tampons are the best kindling tho..
juneblue58: I am *very* grateful that my LGS has that kind of set-up.
orellien2773: I mean, isn’t a tampon just a specialized bandage, in a way?
Anubis169 sneak-huggles Spluuga
Spluuga: @Anubis169 eeph
Greendrag13: NBs have a lot of trouble with restrooms. They can't number 1 or number 2
Juliamon: Oh, that must be why I've always been really good at not needing to use public restrooms.
MortifiedPenguins: @Anubis169 hmm?
beowuuf: @Anubis169 aww, different mods anubis sergeModLove
Anubis169: :P
on_and_awful: shoooom
Spluuga: meow
Laserbeaks_Fury: SHUM is a good idea, poorly implemented
MortifiedPenguins: the arcade machines are so bad
djalternative: oh. we can play Shüm now
Anubis169: meow... manWOW
blip2004: go to SHUM, it lets you do the ashtray maze again if you want
Spluuga: meow RaccAttack
Juliamon: What's a little more brutality between friends?
Foxmar320: I do not recommend. It's super hard.
TheMerricat: I think one of the arcade macahines lets you refight old boss fights, I don't know what the other does.
ieva_art: werent tampons invented for soldiers wounds at 1st?
kusinohki: I think the arcade is basically "survival mode"
iris_of_ether: I watched Adam beat Junimo Kart. It can _always_ get worse
teh_crash: @ieva_art no that's superglues' origin story
MortifiedPenguins: a different survival mode to the current surivial mode and the jukebox
Laserbeaks_Fury: Survival is kinda okay, the harder mode is the time attack where you gotta hunt down guys to keep your time filled
HadesLeprechaun: but there's no penalty for using the difficulty modifying things in the menus, so if you just want the outfit you can use those
Anubis169: ieva_art: nah that's super glue, tampons were made for purpose in the early '30s
InkyGhoast: junimo court is from stardew valley
asthanius: like mario kart but junimo
Kramburger: Junimo Kart is in Stardew, right?
Sogheim: Stardew Valley line rider
BusTed: Stardew Valley arcade mini-game.
Juliamon: If you don't know about Junimo Kart, leave it that way
Vyous: Junimo Kart is an arcade game in Stardew. It's like DKC minecart levels.
josh___something: Junimo kart is a hellscape
iris_of_ether: A completely BS mini game in Stardew Valley
Kaorti: you *will* interact with the intended mechanics :P
djalternative: it's in the bar
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Kramburger: Junimo Kart is Adam's Spheda in Stardew
TheThirdTail: Stardew is absolutely a game that ends when you decide that you've reached an ending
Sogheim: I get into efficiency and industry farming and then things stop being fun and I quit
Laserbeaks_Fury: It on the train
Kaorti: yeah, at that point it's just puttering about simulator
teh_crash: Leah is definitely the best bachelor to marry and i won't be taking any questions at this time
Kaorti: which is a good thing, for the record
juneblue58: I've only ever played through two years in a run of Stardew, my GF has done I think a seven year run? I should go back to my last run at some point though.
iris_of_ether: I definitely farm-sniped my less game-oriented sister. She put in waaaay more hours than me
RandomTrivia: G A M E P L A Y
asthanius: oh hey the spinny part of the chair actually does a spinny
asthanius: that's neat
ieva_art: GAMEPLAY
RandomTrivia: benginTry
Kaorti: I play multiplayer stardew with my spouse, sister-in-law and her spouse most weekends. It's very nice.
Halabast: Good thing these batteries are so durable.
gibbousm: into the dark once more
beowuuf: wow, it really is
RandomTrivia: We've all had days like that
kusinohki: remember those rooms with infinity power cores? you can't bring any of them to here...
BusTed: That was a rough one.
MortifiedPenguins: I think this room partiuclarly killed me a lot
BloodnBullets: best mod for doom was the flashlight mod
gibbousm: time to start running Cam
MooseKnocker: what part of the game is this? I just finished for the first time and holy cow do I love it.
BloodnBullets: sorry, ducktape mod
iris_of_ether: I remembered hearing people joke about the flashlight
BusTed: Flashlight or gun, but not both.
gibbousm: stay in the flight Cameron
Kramburger: Is it the barrels or what's inside the barrels though?
Sogheim: Control reminds me of The Rook which is a book I really enjoyed
HadesLeprechaun: you have force punch melee attack
Piratical_tendancies: ah yes, and the ducttape mod
tipulsar85: Original Doom 3, Now with 500 more Linkin Park darkness.
TehAmelie: it was in large parts completely dark and it didn't let you use a flashlight and a gun at the same time. and that was hardly the worst part of Doom 3
I_Am_Clockwork: why don't they make the whole building out of barrels?
Kaorti: flashlight/gun is a solved problem dangit
TheMerricat: Doom 3's problem was the flashlight was considered a weapon so you could either see or shoot but not both.
asthanius: l e v e l d e s i g n
MooseKnocker: oh you are by the rotating road
Laserbeaks_Fury: Follow the Yellow-Lit Wall
asthanius: Finging is a thing of the past
MortifiedPenguins: how do you figure this out in game under the stress of being chased
Kaorti: but little grabbies!
kusinohki: the handle could have cooties
Sogheim: but then writing with a pen wouldn't feel as good
ChroniclerC: You wouldn't use your hand, but you'd totally still make a gesture with your hand. :P
juneblue58: I feel like I'd still make a lot of use of my physical body just so it didn't atrophy.
ieva_art: how does chainlink fence stop jesse when concrete doesnt
beowuuf: we're just wearing out the phalanges using our hands and feet, clearly
kusinohki: @ieva_art TK punch just goes through all the holes?
TehAmelie: it could be interesting if she only had brute force telekinesis and couldn't get a grip on a wire fence
asthanius: I think I'd still physically crack my knuckles
Henshini: how long before you start looking like baron harkonnen though?
beowuuf: look, baron harkonen in david lynch's Dune was asprinational not villainous, that's all I'm saying
ieva_art: just slam 50 barrels thru fence?
kusinohki: bamf - a book series by Mercedes Lackey actually calls teleporting "bamfing"
iris_of_ether: I'm fond of "vorp" or "vworp"
beowuuf: baming for teleportation is the same wonderful onomatopoeia as 'soft' for the shakespeare teleportation
KV1NN4: Mercedes Lackey and her partner are wonderful nerdy people XD
Kaorti: they've got TK, but body build as a hobby.
TheMerricat: Cameron isn't that a bit like zombie movies that refuse to call zombies zombies?
tipulsar85: Abberant is Returning @LoadingReadyRun
asthanius: @TheMerricat That would be closer to someone in a zombie situation explicitly refusing to call them zombies, when everyone else does it
PMAvers: Jacob kicks in the door. "Oh hey we're talking about White Wolf stuff here?"
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Kaorti: I'm not sure WW knew Divas Mal was a villan.
ChroniclerC: "But I ~want~ to be a superhero!"
tipulsar85: Onyx Path is bringing back the entire Aeon Line.
GhostValv: that sounds cool
juneblue58: Oh, I *love* Mage the Awakening 1E.
adamjford: What's Abberant's shtick?
beowuuf: consensual reality if fun!
adamjford: haven't heard of it
juneblue58: The setting more so than the rules.
iris_of_ether: Mmmm, Mage
RandomTrivia: I would watch that
MortifiedPenguins: ah, the boulder
GhostValv: 😱
MortifiedPenguins: oh heck I was just spitballing
RandomTrivia: Wait, The Boulder as in the earthbender?!
MortifiedPenguins: I don't know anything about abberant
kusinohki: Nova wrestling? as in nova corp from marvel?
RandomTrivia: Voiced, ironically enough, by Mick Foley
MortifiedPenguins: seize the balls of production
Kaorti: Ball Delenda Est
Sogheim: did you just slam a forklift into an interdimensional ball?
GhostValv: yepo
RandomTrivia: Yep
kusinohki: carpe ballus .... woooooow
beowuuf: SRB seeks Fun Loving Director for Good Gameplay
GhostValv: afaik
TehAmelie: they did some sweet stunt casting
RandomTrivia: Hey, I'm just being #OnBrand
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Kramburger: Not physically, but yeah
Foxmar320: Last I checked he was still good
Orgmastron: Yeah Mick Foley is a solid dude
Kaorti: none of us are free of sin
ReddHaring: No ethical admiration under capitalism?
TheMerricat: AFAIK Mike Foley is one of the folk in Wrestling who has managed to avoid being exposed as a huge asshole and yes he voiced the Bolder in AtlA
beowuuf: mick foley seems to still be doing nice things for people I believe?
iris_of_ether: Hallelujah
RandomTrivia: Some would say "hallelujah"
TehAmelie: it's raining man parts
fjordsword: Yes Cameron, confirmed Boulder as Mick Foley
kusinohki: because you only deal 3 trillion damage
Kramburger: The nicest maan to ever get thrown off a steel cage in Hell in a Cell 1998
TheMerricat: "The Boulder was inspired by real life pro wrestler Dwayne Johnson,[7] also known as "The Rock", who, like The Boulder, refers to himself in the third person when he speaks. According to the Avatar Extras for "The Blind Bandit", the production team tried to get Dwayne Johnson to voice The Boulder, but they were unable to do so, and he was eventually voiced by pro-wrestler Mick Foley, a good friend of The Rock."
s0lesurviv0r: clzStress
RandomTrivia: When RandomTrivia types a piece of random trivia, you take note :D
kusinohki this little light of mine. I'm going to let it shine
Foxmar320: Looks out window and see flying, explosive squid people.
Foxmar320: Stays inside forever
BloodnBullets: my drinks will never be warm again!
juneblue58: XD
RandomTrivia: LUL
ieva_art: please.. no more balls...
marshacado: i dont like that sentance
RandomTrivia: You'll have to - DAMMIT CORI
TehAmelie: God is everywhere. God's tongue is therefore also everywhere
Foxmar320: I remember it Cam
BusTed: Oh yeah, the alien ball race.
Kaorti: sniper
TheMerricat: It's too bad Cameron hasn't purchased far enough into the 'possesion' tree to convert the healing balls into our side.
kusinohki: TK Backlash!
BusTed: The glowing puck!
beowuuf: ballshot
djalternative: we can take healey balls
TheMerricat: accuity
enfys_book: Pride1000 Really enjoying this playthrough. Thank you for so many hours of chill entertainment!
djalternative: it's health % that determines we can take ball
kusinohki: I don't think Cam has the ability to seize ball....
TheMerricat: @djalternative health % and if we are high enough in the tree to be able to grab it. harder mobs require higher level skill.
beowuuf: i get confused with cameron's and paul's playthroughts, i recall paul getting the tree, don't recall cameron going down the same tree
tipulsar85: Suddenly powered people came about a lot in tabletop RPGs in the 90s. Most people forget that Cyberpunk had the CyberGeneration spinoff. Cheer100
TehAmelie: help, chat. there has to be a one-liner about eating with a fork when you make a bad guy eat a forklift
josh___something: Was there a max health mod?
Foxmar320: Can only increase it with mods at this point
TheMerricat: @beowuuf Paul did, Cam hasn't. I don't know that it would matter that much with his playstyle but it would help a bit when the balls show up
Kaorti: all the health kill points, could possibly stack multiple health mods
HadesLeprechaun: this DLC is where I used the gameplay modifiers in the menus to take less damage and deal more until it was fun again
Kaorti: *skill points
kusinohki: there's prolly some combo of mods that might get you more health, but eh. *shrug*
Foxmar320: This DLC does have the best mod in the game hidden away somewhere.
TheMerricat: @Foxmar320 if you are refering to the heal on dodge mod, we discussed it during the hell boss battle that cam went through at the start of the stream
Foxmar320: I am TheMerricat
beowuuf: @TehAmelie i prong-est you something tang-y to eat? i dunno, it's late here :p
TheMerricat: @Foxmar320 I don't know that Cam is interested in following the rabbit trail necessary to get it.
MortifiedPenguins: with health mods you can get like 24% more health if you get a good dro p
adamjford: @Foxmar320 no, you're Foxmar lrrBEEJ
adamjford: that is an accurate assessment
Laserbeaks_Fury: Need John Madden to explain the play
Kaorti: game design!
beowuuf: @Foxmar320 i mean you can be aMerricat if you like?
offbeatwitch: just got here. I like jesse's new fit
RandomTrivia: Bleugh
beowuuf: @TheMerricat i'd like to know how bad the battle just before the mod is...
PixelArtDragon: At least Destiny has the decency to mock you with "Killed by the Architects"
ieva_art: are u gonna do that chill lore reading stream sometime
beowuuf: have a nice break!
TheMerricat: I'm OK with there being more than one TheMerricat. it might get linguistically confusing but I'll allow it. And I'd be honored if I were namesakes with someone like @Foxmar320 :)
RandomTrivia: !break
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TehAmelie: agh i want to watch the Sandman show too Internet but spoiling it with pictures from the shoot everywhere isn't going to make it faster
Foxmar320: @TheMerricat Honestly it's been a long time since I did it and I was streaming at the time so everything is a blur.
TheMerricat: @beowuuf the only walkthrough I've found just says "There are high level enemies" and "fight your way through the red room" which if it follows the pattern of how Control walkthroughs work when talking about fights, must mean the enemies acutally come out of the console and fight Cam personally :P
beowuuf: @TheMerricat fair :)
josh___something: Is "The architects" in that kill message refering to a specific group of people, or is it just making fun of dying to the geometry?
beowuuf: @TheMerricat I'm asuming it's a 'prove you don't need the mod to gain the mod' mentality but I'd like to be proven wrong!
TheMerricat: @josh___something I missed seeing the message but AFAIK we haven't met a group of NPCS called the architects yet.
josh___something: (just so we're on the same page, I was refering to destiny)
TheMerricat: @TehAmelie I'm still amused at the thrashing Neil Gaimen gave people complaining about the casting choices but otherwise oblivious to any news about it.
TheMerricat: @josh___something we were not :P
Foxmar320: I assume "The Architects" are the same group in every game I play that take joy in killing me whenever they feel like it.
TheMerricat: @josh___something
TheMerricat: chat appros of nothing but homemade tacos can't be beat. and that's a hill I'm willing to kill you all on if you fight me :P
josh___something: LUL
beowuuf: i'll... cede that ground :p
Blue_Anteater: @TheMerricat But it's too hard to make al pastor at home...
kusinohki: people keep fighting over hills.... I want the underground bomb shelter bunker
beowuuf: keep ceding the high ground, claim all the valleys :p
TheMerricat: @Blue_Anteater do you watch Glenn and Friends? Last year, or maybe the year before.... must have been cause it was pre-covid, he turned a beer keg into a vertical rotisserie explicitly so he could make al pastor at home :)
Blue_Anteater: @TheMerricat I didn't say *impossible*, just hard PrideLaugh
TheMerricat: :D
TehAmelie: huh, funny trivia. "bang pathing", as in "Renegade!Shepard", originates from email systems on the ancient internet before they settled on @
TheMerricat: Yep, they had a lot of interesting ideas that never made it past the first stages before the Internet took over and fossilized it all.
TehAmelie: ! is so much easier to type, at least on a swedish keyboard. silly thing to change
kusinohki: isn't the whole point of using @ is that it's a rarely used symbol in most text?
corianderd: Bang is used for negation a lot so I can see it being confusing and we've got a whole character that means 'at'
TheMerricat: The problem with bang pathing is that you had to identify every hop. So it wasn't just Renegade!Shepard unless it was just two computers next to each other. Normally it'd be something like Hermes!Mercury!Pluto!Saturn!Google!NSA!MomsSpaghetti.
TehAmelie: ah
cuttlefishman: @TheMerricat I just came in and this is the first message I see and what
beowuuf: sorry, the phrase bang pathing is new to me so all i can think of is using it as part of an apology for why my porn bot ruined someone's furniture
TheMerricat: lol
RandomTrivia: Heh
TehAmelie: the obvious interpretation
RandomTrivia: Welcome back!
Foxmar320: Welcome back
TehAmelie: hi again!
TheMerricat: @cuttlefishman @TehAmelie had just shared the bit of trivia that before @ took over the internet there was a thing called bang pathing.
beowuuf: wb
gibbousm: have you found the head yet?
Foxmar320: Controller needed a nap
Electrodyne: big poops
CapitalisToast: and they're bac, nice
ieva_art: i still suggest doing that reading stream :u
ChroniclerC: Moar Dice Friends streams?
juneblue58: That would be living the dream.
Foxmar320: Ive never played a TTRPG
beowuuf: my work monitor has a ridiculously long sleep time, so coming back to a black monitor means my day has to has been *seriously* derailed
beowuuf: weeks and months being confusing is definitely a mood
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HadesLeprechaun: Cameron, you need to like, publish an Alien RPG campaign
animated_fairy: Will there be more Vampire in the future??
djalternative: you do have gloomhaven when you get back
juneblue58: Though of course I need time for Magic, video games, and being cute with my girlfriend.
BloodnBullets: id say there is apetite from chat for more RPGs
TheMerricat: did anyone else hear the notifier doubled there or do I have LRR open in two tabs?
beowuuf: @animated_fairy vampire is on the docket for late 2021
RandomTrivia: I believe Jacob has already confirmed more Vampire for some point this year
ContingentCat: totally agree, more TTRPGs would be great
ChroniclerC: seabatBRAIN
kusinohki: I'd settle for being able to monetize my board game hobby. Hell, I'd be happy if I could play board games again (stupid pandemic)
Foxmar320: The brains are in the balls
TheMerricat: can't be two tabs, cam and cori aren't doubled.....
djalternative: forklifts are powered by the same things the hotel in the end of Quantum used
Kaorti: it's widely known that balls do the thinking
mitomanox: WutFace HyperHaste WutFace
ShaneLeeAtk: It was slightly doubled, TheMerricat
mitomanox: the visuals in this game are so so so cool
beowuuf: @TheMerricat notifier is sometimes louder / doubled I think, don't know why
Foxmar320: Wow rude
ChroniclerC: Some manner of long-running campaign stream?
TheMerricat: Thanks chat :) it's nice to have confirmation I'm not hallucinating :P
Juliamon: It's been doubled for a couple weeks, nobody knows why
ContingentCat: lrrSPOOP
TheMerricat: @Juliamon which means you've had that conversation probably 200 times now. :P sorry sergeModLove
Foxmar320: To move a light
Juliamon: No worries, it's my job
blip2004: a light on the bridge is pointing at a door that was blocked by darkness
RandomTrivia: Oh, it wants you to flip it turnways! lrrBEEJ
Foxmar320: Yep
Ed25519: "Turn table things" ... like, records? =P :)
Foxmar320: To move a light lol
Kaorti: if you feel the floor deviate, it's already far too late
cuttlefishman: "Broke Alex" is a pretty wide list
TheDailyMapleSyrup: @Juliamon You do it well, thank you
draxov: Ether One
asthanius: Specifically, a book about what a fuse IS
otakon17: ah did you finally beat it?
cuttlefishman: Or barrels
cuttlefishman: or chairs
otakon17: also she can fly and lift things with her mind but they couldn't give her a flashlight?
iris_of_ether: Video Games: Not Even Once
TheBurninator89: are we wearing cat ears?
blip2004: ranger station!
electric_claire: If somebody even hints at a key that's the end of an Alex stream
RobotInProgress: @TheBurninator89 nyes
MortifiedPenguins: rangers are disposable
TheMerricat: lol
ieva_art: jesse had time to get fitted for 2 suits but not to find a flashlight
Foxmar320: lol Game
djalternative: Too Many Crates was a great time
otakon17: damn straight up teleported
asthanius: where the HELL
asthanius: did you come from
Sogheim: the House helped him along because you asked
Foxmar320: Oh THIS room
RandomTrivia: Well, they *WERE* sleeping
otakon17: can you throw the grenades back?
beowuuf: i need a ranger... preferably one with only a few days to go from retirement, a child on the way, a loved one they are marrying next week, etc
otakon17: THEHELL was that
Kaorti: targeting computer, why have you disabled me?
Foxmar320: ok good someone else saw that
djalternative: a stutter. don't worry about it.
Foxmar320: I thought it was just me
kusinohki: game stuttered so hard it buffered my internet
RandomTrivia: otakon17 If you can catch them, which relies on Jesse choosing the important thing to grab, over a random section of concrete all
beowuuf: reality on the blink again
asthanius: brbrbrbr
RandomTrivia: *wall
RobotInProgress: Its a Twitch thing, don't worry about the glitching
josh___something: Everyone experienced the targeting computer breaking the stream for a moment?
kusinohki: you wouldn't be able to see a red laser in this game though
asthanius: ya
RandomTrivia: Yes, that was a bit of Twitch-end stuttering
RandomTrivia: lrrFINE , but unironically
TheMerricat: @kusinohki my brain just caught up to what you meant there.... :P
offbeatwitch: this game doesn't really have any meaningful sense of "strength progression" does it. the enemies always take two or three shots to kill and can always kill you in two hits. what's up with that
Kaorti: ranger survived!
otakon17: health!
otakon17: yes lord forbid they just give you a damn flashlight
kusinohki: jesse go down the hole.....
RandomTrivia: CORI
Kaorti: the original game does let you feel stronger for a bit, then the DLC takes it away.
offbeatwitch: life first arose in a bong
TehAmelie: a bong that is its own cosmos
asthanius: I mean, The Oldest House is currently under lockdown. You could probably hotbox it
ieva_art: give her a headlight. shell be invincible
Kaorti: you'd need a lot of weed
kusinohki: emancipation field
TheMerricat: um....
Kaorti: a *lot*
PMAvers: Ah yes, a Material Emancipation Grid
blip2004: Moon's haunted
HadesLeprechaun: you can just be invincible, it's an option!
Invitare: on Venus
otakon17: ofc they faked the moon landing
gibbousm: Moon's Haunted
Sogheim: the Oldest House is like my dog. "no take, only throw"
beowuuf: what you say?
Foxmar320: foxmarWELP Moon's still Haunted
gibbousm: yeah, Hartman is just chilling there in the middle of the room until you show up
otakon17: and back todraining shenanigans
TehAmelie: i always liked the Portal "material emancipation grill". yes, it's super harmless, it only liberates the poor oppressed atoms from their bonds
asthanius: MEGA HOOP
beowuuf: naaaah, see, the videos went down on the moon rover, so they faked the footage to avoid embarrassment, syncing it up with the audio which was still good
otakon17: ofc Not!SCP uses old ass analog computers
TehAmelie: the house doesn't like technology it considers too modern
blip2004: the light is on the gantry, and there are multiple buttons to move it after you start putting in cubes
otakon17: makes sense
otakon17: GO GO GO
shurtal: I never played Alan wake, and this game made me want an Alan wake sequel
RandomTrivia: I think it's interesting that the FBC, which cannot allow any kind of recognisable iconography into the building, including a Biro, uses technology that has become iconic in its own right
TheMerricat: just follow the light as it moves?
KeytarCat: @RandomTrivia The FBC have no idea what they're doing and generally refuse to admit it
RandomTrivia: @KeytarCat Yeah that tracks
ieva_art: this makes me so anxious
Dog_of_Myth: Almost
asthanius: so close
EvilBadman: Post-it notes above the lighting buttons tell you how the rig moves
ieva_art: why doesnt health regen?
RandomTrivia: ieva_art Because poor game design choices
blip2004: @KeytarCat doesn't help that the FBC has been commandeered by the Board to find/create a new member
KeytarCat: @ieva_art because this game is cruel
TehAmelie: so you can get health that regenerates when you dodge, if you go through the most infamous sidequest in the game and then spend a mod slot on it. i guess that explains why you don't get regenerating health at all
TheOtherTrevor: But the boxes could contain anything. Even a battery
TheMerricat: I don't know that it's that the FBC don't know what they are doing as much as they are overwhelmed by the scope of their ... domain? And atm they are dealing with having had a Director who appearently been undermining them for decades before the hiss actually moved to attack
HadesLeprechaun: well the game is hard by default, but they give loads of accessibility options in the menu, that they patched in later
asthanius: gerbil took the top head, as you do
juneblue58: Top head, not hat.
kusinohki: spider time!
RandomTrivia: Welp
DeM0nFiRe: Oh, so cat ears aren't good enough for you, you need a gerbil in a top hat too
RandomTrivia: 0/10, literally unplayable
ContingentCat: welp close it down
Dog_of_Myth: Stream over guys
TheDailyMapleSyrup: Overhype is real
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
RandomTrivia: Videogames these days are all about overselling and under-delivering lrrBEEJ
RandomTrivia: G A M E P L A Y
HadesLeprechaun: the Director has many jobs
juneblue58: If you just search "Gerbil in a Top Hat" on Google you'll be thoroughly pleased.
RandomTrivia: LUL
blip2004: it is chores. its a sidequest for ahti to clean up the darkness
RandomTrivia: Ahahahahaahahahaha
RandomTrivia: It just... fell...
djalternative: I'm glad we aren't heavier than a cart?
SerGarretCameron: I mean, I've been punishing WoW for not being a free reign open world RPG where I can play a Tauren Iron Man for years.
TehAmelie: i have no memory of this place dot gif
ContingentCat: since the game won't provide, presenting a gerbil in a top hat:
TehAmelie: tee hee
Dog_of_Myth: @ContingentCat LUL
josh___something: @ContingentCat Thank you
SquareDotCube: this one's pretty neat
ContingentCat: or I think it's a gerbil, I might not be totally sure the differences between gerbils and hamsters
ieva_art: gerbils have tails i think
ieva_art: but close enough
RandomTrivia: @ContingentCat You have done a great service this day
TheMerricat: @LoadingReadyRun Gerbil took the top head is a side mission to collect someone's head. It might be fun but it's not part of the main DLC quest as far as I can tell
kusinohki: gerbil in the top hat mission is kind of cute though
TheBurninator89: welp that's my next DnD familiar
jedi_master_zll: A gerbil in a top hat for some reason made me think of the hamster/scorpion from Overlord.
RobotInProgress: more like chain link farce!
TehAmelie: remember when we were excited to find just tiny boxes of conceptual materials
RandomTrivia: RobotInProgress Heh, gottem
ShaneLeeAtk: I don't know who needs to hear this, but you are an incredible person.
ArcOfTheConclave: that fence was stronger than that concrete wall
Symphoneers: Love a thermos 'dog.
juneblue58: Was Langston the one repairing the wall?
RandomTrivia: I'm sure I remember clipping discussion of Thermos 'dog already...
Dog_of_Myth: Never said that person had to make a good wall
ContingentCat: after so many repairs that just get torn down again I imagine some care has been worn down
RandomTrivia: Deja vu
iris_of_ether: Cam why
Skeletonman1100: Couldnt th house just heal the wall?
ContingentCat: Cam please
Foxmar320: Cam no
iris_of_ether: Mayo
TehAmelie: i completely buy that's how he scarred his lip
ContingentCat: just straight down the gullet
TheMerricat: How to make hot dogs in a thermos - - enjoy chat :P
Foxmar320: The white bread was also in the thermos
Dog_of_Myth: Thermos Dog
RobotInProgress: no bread, all dog
TehAmelie: hot dog accident
Spluuga: just a steamed hot dog in there
beowuuf: that thought had some collateral damage
iris_of_ether: Mayo. Just straight mayo
ContingentCat: there's always a little on his shirt
iris_of_ether: CAM WHY
RandomTrivia: AHHHHH
SquareDotCube: he doesn't use a thermos, he uses a ziploc bag
TehAmelie: a thermos of mayo. kept carefully at room temperature
Styxseus: It's just free extra flavor for the water, AND it keeps the lunch warm!
Sogheim: I don't know why, but hot dog in the thermos makes me think of a fully loaded hot dog with bun just sliding out, dry and perfect
ContingentCat: #blameLangston
Dog_of_Myth: Thermos hot dog water
iris_of_ether: Fringe benefit of not having to use that bathroom I suppose
RandomTrivia: Like a Gerbil handprint?
Kramburger: The audio desunch is starting to physically hurt me
ContingentCat: awww
Dog_of_Myth: No washing but uses sanitizer.
Kramburger: *desynch
TehAmelie: i tried to make some fun hot dogs in french buns the other day but the dogs bulged grotesquely in the pan and wouldn't fit in the buns and i felt like it was Langston 's fault
RandomTrivia: lrrWOW
Sogheim: it's not her cat, I don't know what to tell ya
ContingentCat: and the cat is mean to her, because y'know cats
iris_of_ether: lrrWOW
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blip2004: I think Langston would put his mom in the panopticon
ieva_art: is it bad i want hotdogs now
TheMerricat: Derek Hagen doesn't have that many acting credits, and much of his video game work is as an unnamed character, but you may know him as Orson from Hitman 2, Midas from Ghost Recon: Wildlands, or Vasilii from WorldShift. In Control, he plays Frederick Langston.
TehAmelie: Doctor, obvs
asthanius: Holy shit Langston’s va is hot
SquareDotCube: Hughes. :p
ArcOfTheConclave: Chud Langston
ContingentCat: does Langston play Blaseball?
Foxmar320: Langston Langston just like the Mario Brothers
ieva_art: well naming him frederic is a crime so moms not a saint
djalternative: Langston, Hughes is great
DeM0nFiRe: Walangston Ware when?
Kramburger: Oh yeah
TheMerricat: It's funny because all the other VA's for Control look almost exactly like their character's models but they couldn't find a "Langston" in real life so....
Foxmar320: Yes
Foxmar320: I hated that level
ContingentCat: @djalternative and he's never read any of his poetry
jedi_master_zll: Still got lost
TheBurninator89: Hugh Langston
ContingentCat: oh Bungie made an Ikea?
TehAmelie: Frederick the Great was the king of Prussia who used reverse psychology to get Europe to eat their potatoes. clearly mama Langston had big dreams
earlgrey82: uncharted
TheMerricat: Uncharted?
josh___something: unchart ed?
Dog_of_Myth: Uncharted
TehAmelie: oh is that why there's no useful maps
TehAmelie: get it Uncharted ok i'll show myself out
KeytarCat: Remember Me was disappointing.
KeytarCat: but I do remember it
iris_of_ether: lrrCOW
TheMerricat: I laughed @TehAmelie :)
juneblue58: Those enemies are such terrible design for this game.
RandomTrivia: TehAmelie sergePun sergePun sergePun
PMAvers: Like, the combat parts of Remember Me was pants, but the non-combat dreamscape things were neat.
TehAmelie: i'm just assuming Uncharted has no maps in it for flavor, i don't know
j3573rblack: "What's the Lack?"
TheMerricat: IIRC Uncharted actually had maps but I only played it for maybe two hours before going back to my PC games.
djalternative: to talk to langston first
djalternative: we need to hear about hotdog lunch to progress main quest
beowuuf: we loved these enemies so much they brought them back for the second dlc
juneblue58: I want to know why the devs thought these hammer enemies were a good idea in a game where melee combat has virtually no presence.
HadesLeprechaun: you have a melee punch, and your shotgun is good against these guys
KeytarCat: Gotta have a good button and an anti-air lrrADAM
HadesLeprechaun: and the air slam but I don't think cameron has put any points into that ability
Kramburger: If only all man problems were so easy to solve
HadesLeprechaun: you can take out the combat, basically, lol
RandomTrivia: At this point "videogame" is starting to feel like a strong word for "self-imposed chores"
TehAmelie: there's a fine line to walk to tune the difficulty so it's not miserable but also not eye-glazing
RandomTrivia: This train puzzle is clearly an unused section of Sherlock Holmes: the Devil's Daughter lrrBEEJ
SquareDotCube: So I feel like -and I can confirm this- the combat would be better if the Foundation variant of enemies just stayed in the area the DLC adds.
HadesLeprechaun: I turned on the invincibility and one shot kills for my second playthrough to just enjoy the weirdness and worldbuilding stuff
otakon17: I want to take a cross country trip via train
blip2004: Calgary to Vancouver is like $4,000 or something stupid
Spluuga: I too miss train traveling for no reason
TheAinMAP: I'd like to ride VIA trains too, but then there's lots of trains I'd like to ride.
TheMerricat: @LoadingReadyRun don't you just have to go back to Langston to pogress in main DLC mission
iris_of_ether: One time in Japan, we got to ride on a train branded "Elegant Saloon". It was gently nice without being over the top
Kramburger: Langston wants to talk at you
iris_of_ether: I've done that route!
djalternative: we want to warp to investigations// ops center
abyssaldm: I took Amtrak a number of times
asthanius: Gameboy while riding a train/car/plane is always great
TheMerricat: @LoadingReadyRun sorry I meant going back to active investigations to talk to him. Not in person.
djalternative: for dlc purposes, we interact with langston via intercom in investigstions
DeM0nFiRe: I used to have 4+ hours of commuting every day that involved trains. Switch and BotW coming out was a great help during that time
asthanius: ohhhhh
otakon17: Stable-ish, my state of being all the time.
asthanius: Do the Mechanic, Gamer
Kramburger: skreeeeeeeee
SquareDotCube: Chicago to Seattle is pretty great. you get to really see the flatness and treelessness that spans a lot of North Dakota and Montana. It gets really pretty passing Glacier National Park and then through the Cascades in WA
otakon17: Talk to the gerbil
InkyGhoast: thanks game
beowuuf: this has turned in to an arg, somehow
xantos69: So how's this all going?
I_Am_Clockwork: *angry clock sounds*
beowuuf: playing the game is the game
DiscordianTokkan: jlrrCoolgame
TehAmelie: this office only accepts booking appointments via phone
blip2004: oh man, almost to the next hotel bit
ArcOfTheConclave: wasn't there an intercom at the bottom of an elivator shaft?
Kaorti: capo or cat-po
Kaorti: ?
SquareDotCube: need to warp to another point.
blip2004: @LoadingReadyRun go up the elevator, the intercom should be in front of you when you get out
CastleOtranto: Oh, I love that scene.
TheMerricat: Paulie was someone I loved to hate. Just competely hate.
CastleOtranto: Dang, Cameron. I think you just made me need to rewatch The Sopranos.
4 raiders from MooseAndTato have joined!
Going_Medium subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 57 months, currently on a 57 month streak!
Going_Medium: I like to ponytail Cam. It looks good on you.
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, Going_Medium! (Today's storm count: 53)
Orgmastron: Hello raiders!
asthanius: loyle
beowuuf: hey raiders sergeHi
RandomTrivia: Welcome raiders! lrrHEART
DiscordianTokkan: loyle
DiscordianTokkan: Welcome raiders!
CastleOtranto: "Looks like he got the drip on me."
otakon17: lol
beowuuf: lol
RandomTrivia: Langston pls
otakon17: Hartman has become THE THIGN
otakon17: THING*
Kramburger: The Thang
otakon17: The THIGN
SquareDotCube: The Thong
KeytarCat: Them thigns!
RandomTrivia: It's similar, but legally distinct
Sogheim: I thaw the Thign and it opened up my eyes
asthanius: "was the grink there?"
DiscordianTokkan: "Was the Grink there?"
storiers: antarctic research expedition where everyone is suddenly becoming landed scottish nobility one by one
otakon17: I know you guys stopped doing skits but I would love to see you guys do a bit based off of The Thing in the Moonbase
otakon17: THE GRINK
otakon17: that's great
SquareDotCube: as related to The Gronk?
TheMerricat: he had shield up for most of your fight
RandomTrivia: No relation to Grink from Wheeler's BotW playthrough, I presume
RandomTrivia: Wait what
Kramburger: Can't fling the Thing
otakon17: what just happened
otakon17: Can't flong the thong
asthanius: can't flign the thign
beowuuf: @otakon17 they still do crapshots and cH, just not during the pandemic :)
Kramburger: We're FREEEEE
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
Dog_of_Myth: Sweet sweet release
RandomTrivia: FREEDOM
DiscordianTokkan: Those cat ears must be inducing more cat attributes. Cattributes
RandomTrivia: (until Ben starts playing another utter garbage fire like last week )
otakon17: it's gotten worse XD
beowuuf: adam voice: at least it's pretty...good narratively
RandomTrivia: Speaking of Grink moments LUL
otakon17: The cat ears are causing her to subconsciously just knock things around
I_Am_Clockwork is gifting 1 Tier 1 Subs to LoadingReadyRun's community! They've gifted a total of 598 in the channel!
I_Am_Clockwork gifted a Tier 1 sub to KenKopin!
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Dog_of_Myth: We....existed
DiscordianTokkan: I love it when Cam does that. Gets me every time
KeytarCat: There is no honor in this place
ShaneLeeAtk: My future self feels called out
xantos69: Well for the one person who will see that in 2026....Nice called shot Cam.
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GhostValv: hard boiled
beowuuf: lrrHEART
jedi_master_zll: "To the aliens watching this a thousand years from now, we tried our best. Well some of us did."
asthanius: surgical hair removal
KenKopin: What? I lagged out and came back to a sub.
KenKopin: Thanks!
Going_Medium: *the ponytail
xantos69: cheer50 Cam have you ever considered a #2 guard cut everywhere?
MTG_Arrast: Wow! I got a sub! Thanks Demonfire!
DiscordianTokkan: I have realized that while I don't mind hair, I'm also much happier just... buzzing it off.
PMAvers: Samurai top-knot cutting.
Spluuga: grab it and yeet it?
TehAmelie: do the Zuko
RandomTrivia: Zuko/Iroh it
asthanius: make a paintbrush
RandomTrivia: Turns out it's a pretty good symbolic trope to use
KeytarCat: It gave me a coppy bob
KeytarCat: choppy*
asthanius: ya
TehAmelie: i expect it from any character that starts out with a ponytail
Kaorti: it takes so long to dry after a shower
DiscordianTokkan: Yep
Kaorti: and it tangles
SpoonfullOfSugar: showers are so much easier once you cut it off
Dog_of_Myth: That's what I did.
Kaorti: Hurrah!!!
Going_Medium: It has kind of an old timey england vibe.
TheMerricat: I just can't stand it when the hair gets long enough to touch my face.
gualdhar: yay Cam!
GhostValv: gz
CastleOtranto: I shaved my head a year ago and it was such a good decision.
TheMerricat: WOOT!
RandomTrivia: The only thing that prompts me to get a haircut (like once a year) is when it gets too warm
CAKHost: :D
TheMerricat: Congratulations Cam!
RandomTrivia: benginHype
BusTed: Exciting!
Vanbael: YAS!
Going_Medium: Yay 2nd dose!
Spluuga: I just trimmed my side hair down
gualdhar: Ian's getting his soon too right?
ShaneLeeAtk: June babies UNTIE!
Dog_of_Myth: One of us. One of us.
DiscordianTokkan: And it's hot enough now that halfway through the day, it'd look like I hadn't showered in three days. Because sweat.
otakon17: You are gonna be SORE
otakon17: get the HOT SOUP
Vanbael: and hydration.
GhostValv: bloobyF
lock3dinabox: I had crackers and water the day after dose 2
iris_of_ether: Soup?
Dog_of_Myth: Gatoraid is good too
ieva_art: ooh im also a june baby!
otakon17: and hydration is VERY important
iris_of_ether: Yes
otakon17: good soup
otakon17: cream of potato <3
iris_of_ether: Or Pedialyte I guess
KenKopin: The BART diet.
Blue_Anteater: Drink plenty of Gatorade, they have no sugar varieties if needed
xantos69: Its got electrolytes!
otakon17: get a 24 pack of gatorade
Vanbael: I can't stress staying hydrated during the side effects
otakon17: ooh potato leek soup does sound good
asthanius: I recommend pedialyte over gatorade, if you can get it
Dog_of_Myth: It helped me the next day after my second shot
empyreon: instant mashed potaters~
SquareDotCube: cream of mushroom
ieva_art: i just shaved my head this yr lol
ShaneLeeAtk: Tomato bisque
TheMerricat: What is non-vegan potato leek soup?
DiscordianTokkan: Potato leek and/or scallion soup...
otakon17: you'd be surprised
TehAmelie: a thermos of potato slurry
RandomTrivia: Oof
asthanius: melty fries
Going_Medium: I have a vacation booked in Canada for July 8th (from the US). I hope the boarders are open.
Blue_Anteater: and crackers
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
BusTed: delicious thicc wet
otakon17: hey, all coffee is is hot bean water
GhostValv: :)
Dog_of_Myth: THICC H20
DiscordianTokkan: Gimme that potato BROTH
otakon17: and we love that stuff
otakon17: hot leaf water is tea
empyreon: LUL that thicc hydration
KeytarCat: Did we talk about thicc water on this stream?
otakon17: nice
RandomTrivia: !quote 6913
LRRbot: Quote #6913: "Lifestream feels like thick wet, send tweet." —Graham [2020-04-22]
KenKopin: Eating hot things makes you FEEL cooler, but BE hotter. It sounds preposterous but I have experienced it.
DiscordianTokkan: Nice!
TheMerricat: @KeytarCat I brought it up on a LRR stream but I don't think it was Talking Simulator, I think it was PIF.
KeytarCat: because I know we talked about giving thicc water to pets to watch them freak out
otakon17: teleconference?
Dog_of_Myth: I know that mood
PMAvers: Yeah, trusting Americans to not be awful is never a good idea.
Going_Medium: Cancellation allowed last minute, but I've gonna hold as long as I can.
otakon17: Let's Nope?
GhostValv: let's nope it forward
Kaorti: Ben was talking about maybe FF14?
otakon17: I'm surprised YOU weren't Noping considering
DeM0nFiRe: Schedule's already been changed to be FFXIV Bonus Stream with Ben
KeytarCat: @TheMerricat :O tyty
RandomTrivia: Adam got a shot yesterday and is spending to day suffering (to steal a line from one of our mods)
ContingentCat: oh only time will tell
asthanius: Ben got sucked back in
djalternative: adam got science juice
Blue_Anteater: speaking of vaccine side effects lrrHEART lrrADAM
DiscordianTokkan: Gotta get them SAM reps in!
iris_of_ether: Ben needed a change benginHeart
otakon17: SAY IT
Kaorti: It was idle talk on his home stream, not sure how reliable it is
otakon17: FREE TRIAL TO LEVEL 60
SpoonfullOfSugar: lol accurate
MortifiedPenguins: everyone is dying to say the free trial meme
PMAvers: I think the nice thing is that you basically can play it at your own pace, and there's no rush to just blow through it.
DiscordianTokkan: It has... EXTREMELY solid writing in the 50+ storylines
otakon17: yes exactly XD
GhostValv: bloobyF
RandomTrivia: LUL
asthanius: Warframe
TheMerricat: Warframe
DiscordianTokkan: It's just that slog to thr Heavensward
Kaorti: Warframe?
otakon17: Destiny
josh___something: destiny Kappa
RandomTrivia: Oh ok
otakon17: Warframe
DiscordianTokkan: Borderlands?
josh___something: dang
TheMerricat: We all Lift
UncannyJimjams: My v good friend just hit me with that meme and then said no pressure. And I can tell there was a ton of pressure in that text
otakon17: god no WONDER I quit it after only 24
Vanbael: Warframe has shanties now
asthanius: Warframe is very very free. And very very time intensive
djalternative: warframe just also has an amazing theme song
RobotInProgress: can agree on warframe
ContingentCat: that's too much slog
BusTed: Have a good one.
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART
Going_Medium: Thank for hanging out!
GapFiller: thanks for streaming lrrCAMERON lrrCORI lrrHEART
otakon17: once you finally get the materials to MAKE something without having to buy it with money
TehAmelie: thanks for the stream
RandomTrivia: Thanks for the stream, Cam and Cori! lrrHEART lrrHEART
Dog_of_Myth: lrrHEART
ContingentCat: thanks Cam and Cori
DiscordianTokkan: Have a good evening!
TheMerricat: Thanks for the stream!
iris_of_ether: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
otakon17: toodles
beowuuf: thanks for streaming!
TheMerricat: Chat, remember that you ALL are awesome people. You deserve to be safe, to be well, and to be happy.
KeytarCat: lrrHEART lrrHEART
mrkuehl: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Bonus Stream (Adam's away, so Ben plays the Final Fantasy MMO like a nerd. Game: Final Fantasy XIV) at Tue 05:00 PM PDT (20m from now).
CAKHost: Thank you!
Electrodyne: Nnnnnerrrrrrrrrd
Electrodyne: Ben I mean
TheMerricat: :P
gualdhar: Ben's playing the animu game again?
Seagulyus: [Ad 2 of 7:(49:51)] and the screen is frozen. thanks twitch...
RandomTrivia: Or there's the Cameron Playing Titan inflection: "NERD" *punch*
Electrodyne: I really liked the Final Fantasy MMO, FFXI?
DeM0nFiRe: Speaking of MMO's I've been trying out Elder Scrolls Online again recently. I still can't tell whether I like it or not lol
Seagulyus: XI is the older one, XIV is the newer one Electrodyne
Electrodyne: I had a Monk / Black Mage so I could aggro things and punch them
TheMerricat: I'm just waiting for FFMCXXIIV where we find out that all the FF's were actually tied together in a shared multiverse but we never noticed because the devs only retconned all the foreshadowing connections in with the Special Editions versions. :P
Electrodyne: They're all Aeons like Tidus
Electrodyne: oops, spoilers
TheMerricat: LOL
Electrodyne: :D
TheMerricat: @DeM0nFiRe I keep thinking that I want to try ESO but the fact that it's set in the time period it is keeps turning me off. I don't want to have the mythic past 'mundaninated' the way it would have to be for the MMO to be playable, I want it to be the batshit crazy shit that the legends talk about happening back then.
Electrodyne: I had friends who complained about Watchmen spoilers when the movie came out. For a 20-year-old comic
gualdhar: @Electrodyne eh, the movie deviated from the comic quite a bit
TheMerricat: @Electrodyne I was in a film studies class for an easy A back in the day and we literally had a student stomp out because the teacher 'spoilt' Citizen Kane for them.
Electrodyne: The only really big deviation I can think of is the thing we blame at the end. But I don't want to ask for examples, in case anyone hasn't seen it
Electrodyne: @themerricat Now that's very funny :)
TheMerricat: The whole comicbook inside a comicbook angle was dropped from the story IIRC (i.e. the Pirate Ship storyline) and like you said, the end. Other than that most of what was different was like the Pirate Ship storyline, just cut content that was dropped for length/consisness. IIRC
Digigoner: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Bonus Stream (Adam's away, so Ben plays the Final Fantasy MMO like a nerd. Game: Final Fantasy XIV) at Tue 05:00 PM PDT (7m from now).
Nigouki: hello i'm here for the promised hot tub stream
TheMerricat: Ben in a hottub.... NGL that'd be an interesting stream given how many times I've seen him accidently spill water on/around his setup at home