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Status Updates posted by Nepenthe

  1. When the cooldowns are reduced:


    1. Ryannumber1Santa


      Me and my friend basically have a combo that breaks total mayhem at this point, he goes Doomfist, and I go Sombra. I take down abilities, leaving characters defenceless to his attacks.

      And I swear, there is no greater feeling in this world than constantly deactivating Pharah's abilities.

    2. Nepenthe


      Sombras are getting good now and it's slightly frightening.

    3. Ryannumber1Santa


      Don't worry, she's still pretty terrible on console. 

      Well, mainly because no one can aim to actually finish off characters on console, so what typically happens is 

      >deactivate ability

      >no teammates around

      >shoot desperately to try kill the enemy

      >three enemies kill you

      And that's Console!Sombra.

    4. Nepenthe


      Well, PC!Sombra, in the right hands, is a beast. 

      Note, in the right hands. I had one match where I literally kept punching her to death. It was kinda sad.

    5. Ryannumber1Santa


      On console, her and Ana are kind of in the same area. Both can be really effective in the right hands, constantly deactivating abilities, being sneaky, EMPing at the right time etc etc, but Ana's problem is most players don't have good aim, especially in High Platinum/Diamond and in Quick Play, and Sombra doesn't have a lot of people bothering to learn her effectively. I've been using Total Mayhem to try learn her because there's more of a safety net there for screwing up, it allows me to learn good ways to flank enemies, and take down their abilities before getting out, or if they're weak, finishing them.

  2. What have you ladies been up to while I've been working?

    1. Show previous comments  14 more
    2. DiamondX


      Nep is ready to beat everyone at MK8.

    3. Nepenthe


      I would actually prefer to cooperate and play Overwatch. I main Lucio, because someone has to keep the DPS dumbasses alive with a friendship circle. Now come over here and let's have a party on the payload.

    4. DiamondX


      But I don't have Overwatch...

    5. Nepenthe


      This saddens me greatly.

    6. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    7. DiamondX


      But I want to get it. Don't know if  PS4 or PC.

    8. Nepenthe


      PC. Faster updates, a working reporting system, and better aim assist controls. Some characters are apparently nigh unplayable on console.

      @Jovahexeon Ace Joranvexeon I don't have Smesh.

    9. Strickerx5


      I thought I felt a disturbance in the MK8 force...

    10. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      @Nepenthe That saddens me immensely. 

    11. DiamondX


      I'll see. I want to get the game but I'm not that great...

    12. Alex2Beta


      currently procastina--


    13. Boomer


      Hooray you play a healer.

      I mainly play Mercy.

      (Although I am wearing a Rein t-shirt)

    14. Nepenthe


      xD I got tired of teams never putting a healer on so I started instalocking him. Plus Lucio is super fun to play, and I'm guaranteed a gold medal in something without having to be the best killer. So why not?

    15. Boomer


      I just like people owing me :lol:

      And I mean normally I choose between being tank or healer, way too many people just play DPS...

    16. Nepenthe


      I only like tanking if I've got a got healer who's gonna pocket me. Just stand next to me and I can do a little work as Orisa.

    17. DiamondX


      What would be a good starting character?

    18. Wraith


      I was bout to take a break myself but I'll say hi to you before I do. Been a minute

    19. Nepenthe


      @Diamond Dragon X Soldier is recommended as the starter because he's a jack-of-all-trades gateway character from traditional FPS games. If you've touched CoD, you'll know how he plays. Plus, he's got some nice abilities like sprint and area healing to give you staying power. However, feel free to try everyone in Quick Play games until you find your niche(s). You should ideally be able to play one single character in each of the four classes.

      @Josh Long time no see!

    20. DiamondX


      So I have to main 4 characters?

      I played OW once  when it was a free weekend.

      I think I played with Soldier 76.

    21. Nepenthe


      Well, I main Lucio. However, I can be effective with Soldier, Pharah, Reaper, Junkrat, Winston, and Orisa. Sometimes, Lucio isn't needed or isn't working as well as I'd like him too, or I'm just dying too often. Team comps and skill levels can alter the flow of a match on the fly, so to be as effective as possible you need to be flexible. But that's the fun of Overwatch.

      If you want to main only one character however, no one's going to fuss if you main a healer or a traditional tank. xD

    22. Kuzu



    23. Ryannumber1Santa


      Overwatch and a Lucio main, two good decisions at once. 

      I love playing Lucio myself as a main healer, he was even my first gold gun and the character I trained to comp with in terms of healing, at least at first.

      But then I realised I'm on console and unless playing with friends, typically end up getting stuck with a team who don't wanna group up because as we all know, flanking on defence is the best way to handle things.

      and that's the story of why I have to play Mercy on Season 6 as opposed to the funnest healer around.

      But yeah, good to see you around again.

      @Diamond Dragon X It's not a case of having to pick mains, but Overwatch is built on team composition and in general, trying to be flexible. Every hero is simple to pick up and have skills that transfer over to other characters, but again, it's all about hero composition. If you want to win, sometimes you have to bite the bullet and pick a character you might dislike or not play who you want to play as in order to help your team. In most cases, if your team runs 5 DPS characters, running Hanzo or Genji, or someone like that typically means your team will likely lose.

    24. Kiah


      Of course you show up when I'm napping as I am absolutely exhausted from working so much...

      The working world is something else ain't it? Nice to see you around here again Nep! ?

    25. Nepenthe


      Hi Kiah! Long time no see!

      And it certainly is. I close again tomorrow. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun.

    26. Kiah


      Closing...that's the story of my life girl. I'm scheduled to close 5 nights this week...

  3. Here's a video showing absolutely ridiculous billiards shots I didn't even think were possible:


    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Aw, he's a Yorkshire lad!

  4. Kids are not gonna be able to draw Infinite's mask. Jesus.

    1. Polkadi~☆


      Can't steal the OC if you can't draw it.

    2. Lord-Dreamerz


      Even a dinosaur like me barely could. xD

      But with some simplification I managed it.

    3. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      One of the things about the series was making it easy for kids to draw like take robotnik's design for example 

    4. Ferno


      before people pointed out that it was a mask, i just thought it was his head

    5. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush


      I thought he was just ugly.

    6. Nix


      that's why he wears the mask @Indigo Rush

    7. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      His mask is made of the toughest donut steel.

    8. Ferno


      @Rusty Spy


      i tried so hard not to laugh, fak

    9. Nepenthe


      None of y'all have any chill. xD

  5. I once turned my bird into a gryphon for funsies but he has no wings because he's just that fucking stupid:


  6. I have no opinion of IDW or Sonic comics, so have some art of the one fan character I used to not like but now I like again because he has a personality now, hedgehog hate be damned:


    1. Dejimon11


      Maybe you should apply to IDW for a job as an artist? Also nice character 

    2. Wraith


      He looks like ashura lol

    3. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Wow, Scrouge's redesign for the comics looks great!

      (Nice work.)

    4. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Is that Manic as a stoner or something?

    5. Nepenthe


      @Josh Looool, he actually was based off Ashura! I just made the black parts a darker green.

      @Dejimon11 If they're doing an open hiring process, I might. Although I need to do some comic stuff. Haven't in a really long time.

      @SenEDDtor Missile My hedgie is a powerless 20-year old drunkard who likes black fashion. He is absolutely perfect.

    6. Wraith


      Asura is usually rethought as a saiyanhog type char so this is refreshing

    7. Nepenthe


      My hedgie has always been without powers as a basic starting point in any work or RP, aside from basic rolls and things. Makes him more fun to write about or put on an adventure since he can't Saiyan his way out of an issue.

    8. Kiah


      Awesome work as always Nep! :) 

  7. All that emotional turmoil for nothing.

    1. Dejimon11


      No it still is for something. They're pretty much starting over from scratch also people lost their jobs....sooooo

    2. Winter Spirit Ultima

      Winter Spirit Ultima

      They may also not use the freedom Fighters and egg bosses so...

  8. So there's an infinity War trailer out there and absolutely no one attending D23 recorded it for leaks.

    Talk about failing the human race. You had one job.

    1. Dejimon11


      Worse the fact that Disney didn't bother uploading it on youtube immediately after.

    2. Ryannumber1Santa


      But TOY STORY IN KH3

    3. Wraith


      you know disney kills people if they see them recording shit right

    4. Dejimon11


      @Josh didn't stop people from doing it with star vs the forces of evil

    5. KHCast


      Sorry, busy with KH3

    6. Ferno


      i wonder who would win in a war, disney ninjas or nintendo ninjas

    7. Strickerx5


      Yeah, I noticed that too when no one has uploaded that Wreck it Ralph 2 princess scene yet. Like, how the fuck are they keeping all that shit contained?

    8. Ferno


      if they're gonna do an e3-styled event every year they may as well stream it like one

    9. Adamabba


      Nintendo let Mario Sunshine's first trailer leak so Disney i guess

  9. Just because I constantly defend members' right to react negatively to any gaming news that comes our way doesn't mean I'm giving you carte blanche to deliberately spam negative statuses just to rile people up. Respect is mutual, yeah? Be reasonable. Don't make the forum potentially more annoying and tiring to participate in than it already is. Don't be passive-aggressive and trite to other members.

    Just don't be a dick. That's really all we ask.

    1. Kuzu


      Huh...what happened now?

    2. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      And even if it's a joke, it can still be a bother sometimes, so be careful. D:

    3. Milo


      I must had missed a show. :v

    4. Kiah


      Tact and consideration of others even when expressing a negative opinion can go a long way in a positive sense. I cannot stress this enough. Especially on these boards. 

    5. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Oh my word what DID I MISS

    6. Nepenthe


      It's honestly nothing serious. We got several reports about a small little incident, and I wanted to post this just to remind people that the ability to be cynical about a Sonic game doesn't extend to actually being a jerk about it.

  10. Journalists are going insane:


    1. Wraith


      this past year has made me heavily reconsider what my career path should be

    2. Strickerx5


      someone get this man some milk

      What's even more concerning is that this still probably won't do anything.

    3. Nepenthe


      There isn't going to be some immediate arrest or anything unless, like, Trump eats a child in the street.

      Which I wouldn't put past him to do, but he's got security and whatnot for that.

    4. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Erm...what happened?

    5. Nepenthe


      Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out an e-mail chain between him and Russian officials confirming collusion into the election.

    6. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      ...wow. I have no words for the sheer stupidity of that decision.

    7. Nepenthe
    8. Wraith


      I think they're setting him up to take a fall myself

    9. Dejimon11


      We really do live in the stupidest timeline

    10. Nepenthe


      They had better hope the FBI ain't faster than they are, because basically if anyone so much as read those e-mails and did nothing prior to the election, lol.

    11. Indigo Rush
    12. RosaRosaRosalina








  11. Don't know why I had gold healing as Reaper when we had a Lucio on the team.

    1. Blacklightning


      Eating souls gives you a lot of health as it turns out. The healing medal just doesn't care whether you healed yourself or others.

    2. Nepenthe


      But, I only got 1000-something health from that. When I play Lucio, I'm regularly averaging around 4000-6000 in Quickplay, depending upon the length of the rounds. 

      Basically, Lucio would've had to have been on speed boost at all times. xDD

    3. Strickerx5


      Fucking trash Lucio is what it is

    4. Captain Fun

      Captain Fun

      Lucio could have died a lot, or spent a lot of time speed boosting. Alternatively your team's health was up so much that he couldn't heal because you guys steamrolled them. Or they weren't Lucio the whole round. 

    5. Wraith


      all lucios gotta do is stand there and they still be fucking up smh

    6. Radiant Hero Ike

      Radiant Hero Ike

      Enemies don't drop souls anymore actually, now Reaper heals himself just by damaging others.

  12. My most disrespectful shutdown:


    1. Boomer


      Huh, did not know you played on PC.

      Also Lucio <3

    2. Nepenthe


      Started playing after the last free weekend. x3

    3. Boomer


      Good choice!

      My Battle.net/Blizzard ID is PoetAnderson#2561 if you're up for playing sometime.

    4. Nepenthe


      Cool! I'll add you!

      Note: I am not nearly as good an OW player as I am a MK8 player. xDD

    5. Nix


      yeah, that's usually how McCree's ult goes

    6. Boomer


      I mainly play Mercy so...

  13. Okay, well, apparently they released the story of Andy's Dad from Toy Story and holy fucking shit:


    1. Forte-Metallix


      ...I think Up has finally met its match. :(

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Just release a short of this Pixar

      Don't make a whole new movie


      Do this


    3. Alex2Beta
    4. Tara


       Me trying not to cry reading this.


    5. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Wow...that gave me the feels...

    6. Tara


      Incidentally, I had no idea Mike Mozart had any relation to Pixar and thought he was just a funny kind of old guy on YouTube.

    7. Hiki


      Holy crap. That shit be sad. I agree with The Deleter on how they should make a short for this tho.

  14. I quickly drew Dragon Ball's Liquor:


    1. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Liquir showing all the scrub gods like Beerus and Champa how things are really done!

      Excellent work. <3

    2. Kiah


      I don't know who that is but what I do know that this is really good stuff per usual! ^_^

  15. What the HELL, why is the ShtH soundtrack as good as it is? Some of these melodies are awesome.

    1. Dejimon11


      Yeah shadow has a good soundtrack. I think it's really overlooked because most folks who talk about the soundtrack are mostly talking about the vocal themes and westopolis 

      Seriously this song is good


    2. Wraith


      Why wouldn't it be? The sound team gives it their 100% in all their dreamcast era stuff

    3. Nepenthe


      I live in a head space now where I'm supposed to assume the entirety of everything surrounding Shadow outside of maybe SA2 is garbage.

    4. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Is it too late to participate even if it's just some modern games?

      I honestly didn't see this until I got a notification.  

      If it isn't possible I understand 

    5. Nepenthe


      You have until midnight EST to get any last votes in, so 47 minutes.

    6. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      All the worthwhile tracks imo:

      Lost impact

      Leathal highway

      Digital circuit

      Heavy Dog

      Black Bull

      Mad Matrix

      Lava Shelter

      Prison island

      Death Ruins

      Sky Troops

      Cosmic Fall

      Central City

      The ARK

      Blue Falcon

      Black Comet

      Gun Fortress

      Final Haunt

      Black Doom

      System Select

      Battle Menu

      2p vs battle

      + whatever vocal themes you prefer


      Get all those down, and you have yourself a pretty varied, enjoyable soundtrack to listen to, imo. Even for some of the grittier songs; if they're on their own like this, they don't sound half as bad as they do otherwise.

    7. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      It's because there's a ton of sameness. Nearly every song uses the electric guitar to death, and while that was a problem in SA2, it wasn't nearly as bad as here. Individually there are plenty of great tracks (and even some of the vocals are good on cheese factor) but overall they tend to blend. 

    8. Zavok the SpinningSilver

      Zavok the SpinningSilver

      A criminally underrated OST for my money. Among other things, there are so many call backs to SA2's soundtrack here that put a smile on my face, like the Final Rush riff in The Ark.


  16. Why didn't you guys tell me that the song "The ARK' from ShtH's soundtrack referenced Final Rush?

    1. The Deleter

      The Deleter


      And Heavy Dog/Blue Falcon are remixes of their own boss music from SA2 respectively, and 2 player battle is flat out a more techno radical highway remix

  17. Every time I skip to a new song on the Colors soundtrack I go "Aww, it's cute."

    1. Wraith


      Planet Wisp makes me emotional

    2. Kiah


      Girl Colors be my Sonic soundtrack right there!

    3. Adamabba


      The Special Stage theme from DS makes me warm inside

  18. Listening to the Adventure soundtracks again....

    I'm crying. I miss this musical quality and variety for Sonic games so much.

    1. Nepenthe


      Also, Shadow got the better end of the deal as far as BGMs are concerned in SA2.

    2. Wraith


      white jungle white jungle white jungle white jungle

    3. E-122-Psi


      Yeah, a lot of SA2 sounded a bit generic compared to SA1. The character-centric instrumentation was a cool idea, but the tunes weren't often memorable, especially since they spam rock guitar into a lot of them anyway (I liked a lot of Eggman's as well though).

      SA1 has a lot of my favourites due to the more retro style. Blue Azure World and Theme of E-102 are works of art.

    4. Dejimon11


      Man sonic soundtracks are just amazing

    5. Patticus


      I don't mind the whole rock music thing they had going, as it worked pretty well at times, but it got pretty samey after a bit, and most of the tracks were forgettable. Also, I think Sonic could work pretty well with the occasional techno/dance track:


    6. CottonCandy


      Ugh, I miss that too. Adventure ost is nearly 20 years old and I still prefer it over the newer tracks the series gave us. 

    7. MegasonicZX


      If we could at the minimum get more tracks like this then I will be happy.

    8. Ryannumber1Santa


      You'll get your goddamn Sonic Boom main theme and like it

  19. I'm voting entirely strategically in the music event. Passed over songs like Tornado Scramble needs love.

    1. Ryannumber1Santa


      You mean Tornado Defence right :U

    2. Nepenthe


      hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha- no.

    3. Ryannumber1Santa
    4. E-122-Psi


      Hell, all the Tornado themes. :D

      Including 'Tornado' in Windy Valley. :P

    5. Forte-Metallix


      That song's context within the game is enough to blacklist it.

    6. E-122-Psi


      Am I the only one who liked the Sky Chase mini games?

    7. Ryannumber1Santa



      i legitimately like it :<

      I mean yeah, the levels themselves aren't really good, but I think personally the themes are pretty good, especially 1st Battle's which is a nice little peaceful tune which speeds up a bit. It's like peace but with a bit of energy to spice things up too.

    8. Wraith


      That's why stuff like White Jungle and Eternal engine are topping my lists lol

  20. I got teamwalled by a Mei in competitive. I honestly hope they get permabanned.

    1. Wraith


      I want Mei permabanned

  21. So I got into the sneaker game for the first time. A brand of limited Yeezy's went up for online raffle, and I tried my hand at reserving a pair before it maxed out.

    Took a massive L. 

    Is this what the sneaker game is like? It's so disappointing. xD

    1. Wraith


      Will never understand the fiending for sneakers

    2. Kuzu


      @Josh It's mostly for status and appearances, status is everything in the hood.

  22. My life in Overwatch last night:


  23. Here's 8 minutes of Dashie giving up on Mario Maker levels:


    1. Dejimon11


      Why is this guys content so good? 

    2. Silencer226


      @Dejimon11 Cause he's genuine and he's Dashie.

    3. Strickerx5


      I had no idea who this guy was before now but I want to thank you for bringing him to my attention.

    4. Forte-Metallix


      Sometimes you gotta quit while you're behind- Especially if you're in sixthf.

    5. Dejimon11
    6. Kiah


      I'm so tempted to click on this now but seeing how I'm guaranteed to get a headache watching this from laughing so hard I just can't right now. When I get home from work sure :P 

    7. Kiah


      Okay I just watched it and I'm in tears from laughing so hard! And my head hurts per usual when watching Dashie's videos!

      I just thought of something: you have a Dashie topic, right? Update that sucker! :P 

  24. Sonic Boom fans, y'all are on notice too:


    1. Milo


      At this point the mods will probably have to bring Shark Week back to SSMB if this keeps up :v

    2. Kiah


      Shark week should always be a thing it seems...especially if we have obnoxious behavior going on in a cartoon thread of all places. 

    3. Nepenthe


      I think we're doing good in isolating very specific behaviors that we've noticed contribute to people's dissatisfaction on here, giving everyone fair warning about it, and not hemming and hawing about punishments. Hopefully this results in long term change for the better.

    4. SonicWind


      Yeah, hopefully. This community isn't perfect, but you guys always strive to make it a little less hostile.

    5. Winter Spirit Ultima
  25. > Watching today's Treehouse footage of Odyssey.

    > Demonstrators come across a Fire Bro.

    > "Oh my god, capture it!"

    > Fire Bro is captured.

    > He has the cutest hop ever.

    > "Take my money. And a tip."


    1. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      And it has spikey hair

      A first for the mainline games outside the Mario RPGs, I think

    2. Adamabba


      And he had hair too. Woah

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