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Status Updates posted by auxois

  1. ...not yet, anyway.

    Of late, I've been playing Final Fantasy XI. A lot. No, not even a lot. Obsessively.

    But it's so much fun! And I'm learning Japanese, so that's great.

    So anyway, if anyone was wondering why I'd fallen off the face of the earth, that's why, though I must say it would surprise me if anyone here even noticed (and if they did it was more likely along the lines of "oh yay, auxois stopped posting").

    And if any of you are thinking about trying it, but haven't yet because you're unsure about something, feel free to ask me. I've become like the newbie help service of late, now that I've gotten a sub-job and started leveling in lowbie areas again. ;_;

    I do miss you guys though. :D Someone drop me an e-mail, hmm?

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    2. Ultraviolet


      Mister Auxois! We've... mmmissed you...

    3. Use


      Thanks for checking in, I really want to play FFXI, but my connection is a joke.

    4. auxois


      Yeah, yeah, I was here for blogs - I just forgot. Mainly. Sue me.

      There are quite a number of people who play just fine on 56k. It's not like most online games - your connection doesn't need to be <80 ping to have an enjoyable experience. The game is relatively slow-paced (though fast-paced for an MMORPG), so that helps.

  2. So. I'm gonna pick up a .22LR match pistol pretty soon. The two primary weapons I'm considering are the Walther P22 with a five-inch barrel, found here, or the Beretta Model 87 Target, found here.

    The primary things the Beretta has going for it are improved accuracy and controllability over the P22 (especially over the 3.4" barrel). The primary things the Walther has going for it are price (about 1/3rd that of the Beretta) and styling - the latter of which, most people will tell you, is largely irrelevant, but to me, it's a big deal. This won't be my carry pistol, natch.

    So, if you actually know anything about firearms, give a look and tell me what you think. And, if you don't, just have a look and tell me which one strikes your fancy more.

    1. YukiRaven
    2. zark


      P22 looks more badass.

    3. Draconio


      I don't really know anything about real-world weapons, only the computer game ones that I'm always using to blow away pixellized monsters and soldiers. The closest thing to a gun that I ever used was a short bow, I sucked at it too, but I was only about 12 (School archery club... I didn't stay in it very long).

      They both look great to me, so going by what little I know, I'd say it really depends on how much you can/will spend on better accuracy. If it's worth that much, go for the Beretta, otherwise you might as well stick with the Walther.

      Offtopic: zarcyb's new avatar reminds me of Shadow Warrior... "Have fun little rabbit!"

  3. Hey, wow. I've always held a respect for this band but never really gotten into them. Damn, have I been missing out. I never really checked them out for a number of reasons, primarily a) they were faddish here for some time, and b) I don't normally enjoy much classic rock. Other hugely popular classic rock bands generally don't really interest me, but Zeppelin has really struck a chord in me, much the same way as Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, and Iron Butterfly did. Not sure why.

    For those of you who aren't familiar with them, try "Heart Breaker", the awesome "Immigrant Song" (and the hilarious rathergood KMV), the ever-popular "Stairway to Heaven", "Dazed and Confused", or the awesome "Black Dog". There are so many other excellent songs by them, but these five give a pretty good intro to their music, in my opinion.

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    2. Ralphis


      I think Dazed and Confused is better than StH but whatever

    3. Grogglogobofink


      heh yeah led zep is cool, i have all their albums, and a bunch of live stuff besides (on my computer of course, who actually pays for music O_o). they kinda went down the shitter near the end though (ugh, presence). but the live stuff the old recorded stuff they released later is really good (bbc sessions, how the west was won).

      my favorite songs of theirs are 'hey hey what can i do' and 'over the hills and far away', but mostly because they remind me of my old pal dixie i think, heh. if you haven't heard much of them, led zeppelin IV (or if you prefer, zoso) is a good start. i love everything on there (except maybe black dog).

      Ralphis said:

      I think Dazed and Confused is better than StH but whatever

      only live.

      auxois said:

      try "Heart Breaker"

      that songs sounds weird to me unless i hear "living loving maid (she's just a woman)" afterward, since that's how the radio always did it.

    4. StRiKeR


      I have been dazed & confused many a time while listening to "Kashmir"