Dogmantra

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Dogmantra wrote

fantastic read, thank you for sharing!

I'm really interested in the physical nature of stuff, really overlaps with toy and merchandise design.

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Dogmantra wrote

it wasn't too bad for the first 4 or 5 months, I was still getting my grant for teacher training, but since then I've been slowly leeching off my savings :(

but yeah I'd love a break that I chose!

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Dogmantra wrote

I have spent a year not doing anything for obvious reasons and it kinda helped to begin with but now I'm even more depressed :c

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Dogmantra wrote

I liked it a lot, thanks for sharing. I humbly offer you this as a followup:

I went to buy a pair of does the other day, but when the seller told me the price I refused. It was just too dear.

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Dogmantra wrote

well mcdonald's ad campaign taught me a flat white is like a stronger latte with less milk and they're never wrong

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Dogmantra wrote

you really think someone would do that? just go on the internet and tell lies?

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Dogmantra wrote

I went to three schools and none of them had anything like that. The closest they got is that one of them had an after school cookery club. Thing is that school already ended at 5.15pm so I never did any clubs.

However, one of the schools I worked in for teacher training had a rad building with several specialised teaching rooms, including a cookery classroom where they made things like pasta from scratch, which doesn't appeal to me but is really cool that they had the option! Don't think they had other home economicy stuff like sewing there though. They did have a hair and beauty class too which was neat although unrelated.

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Dogmantra wrote

oh! I also forgot to mention my absolute favourite change from AoW 3 to Planetfall: the militia. Your cities have inherent defenders that spawn if the place is attacked. They're not enough to survive an actual dedicated attack but they're good for stopping random wandering monsters from taking a city because you didn't wanna dedicate time and resources to making units that are just going to stand on the city for the rest of the game.

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Dogmantra wrote

there are yeah! there are heroes which have a little more customisation I think, and also spells that are called something like operations, I think the only difference is that the spell points you use in combat and out of combat are different.

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Dogmantra wrote

yeah Planetfall has some cool stuff, if you fancy more AoW fun definitely pick it up on sale, the combat is a bit more interesting imo with most stuff being ranged, and it tweaks a lot of things that I didn't know I wanted. I do quite like 3 also! My favourite race is probably the halflings, I like the firework shooters and the farmers that throw chickens :D

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Dogmantra wrote (edited )

loads of stuff, I managed to get a bit of a jam going where I play old games I never really gave too much time to recently

I beat Lord of the Rings: War in the North three times in a row, once with each character

I finally beat Shadowrun Returns and it was extremely disappointing compared to Hong Kong and especially to Dragonfall which is the best single player RPG ever.

I also got around to finishing Mass Effect Andromeda which was 2.5x longer than it needed to be.

Tried New Vegas again because of Hbomberguy's recent video and thought it was absolutely terrible and time has not been kind to it.

Now I'm playing Phantasy Star Online (offline obvs) on my Gamecube and folks lemme tell you I don't understand why I keep coming back to it, it's very shallow, but I'm really invested in seeing bits of the game I never saw when I played as a kid, so.

EDIT: oh I also finally got around to beating all the Warcraft 3 campaigns during this time too. Warcraft 3 is great and I love it. Also Hoppet have you tried Age of Wonders Planetfall? I think it did some really nice things with the same basic formula of 3 and I keep meaning to go back to it.

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Dogmantra wrote

you joke but my top two games of 2020 were literally warcraft 3 and age of empires 2

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Dogmantra wrote

I'm not sure if I had it or not but I did have what I thought at the time was a nasty cold around february last year and in retrospect it does seem like a reasonable assumption to make. It wiped me out for a week so if I did have it it wasn't pleasant but I must've had a mild version.

I often get a sore throat for a few days before any other cold symptoms show up, although I didn't get it last year when I might have had covid.

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Dogmantra wrote

actually he never said gonk I am your father, the real line was "elementary, my dear watson"

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Dogmantra wrote

breaking bad seasons 1 & 2 were good, should have ended at the end of s2.

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Dogmantra wrote

I can get you some speech at the low price of 16ยข per letter.