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Everything posted by Mokong

  1. Monster Hunter Rise

    First Sunbreak Update drops tomorrow
  2. Coding

    Signed up to a beginner Python course, online, have 16 weeks to complete, cert from Certiport at the end of it....should go well, fingers crossed
  3. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (29th July 2022)

    On Chapter 3 and been on chapter 3 for what seems like probably 70% of my total play time so far haha. Pretty sure if I move to the next main quest marker I'll move to Chapter 4...but I keep finding side quests and new places to explore and am loving it...also spotted some ? on map that when got too realised I am way under leveled for also. Getting more used to the class system, trying to switch whenever a character maxes one but also trying keep team balanced. Characters at level 33...hope not gonna be too over powered by time I move forward. Have 5 Heroes unlocked which and how they work with the class system wasn't expecting. Love the combat and love the way artes recharge differently depending on if the character/class is based on first of second game races. Of the side quests I've done so far I found ot interesting some of them involved stuff that I would have expected would be part of the main story quests. Edit: So after a lot of searching the map trying to get to new places finally went to next main quest marker....it did not bring me to Chapter 4, still on 3 haha
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (29th July 2022)

    My copy arrived today, wohoo...gonna inhale my dinner and get playing :D
  5. Baby Cube - Arriving Soon

    Congrats Dean, good to see things are going well
  6. Coding

    Was gonna look for the Jobs thread of the good stuff but saw this and thought might be appropriate here. Been doing an Oracle Database SQL (1Z0-071) course for the last 5 months, took the exam today. PASSED with 74%, certified baby (63% is the min) Just waiting for Oracle to cough up the official cert for it now, which can apparently take up to 48 hours.... Bloody hell was it a tough exam though, questions were a lot harder than any of the practice exams the course gave me. I was slowed down on a lot of questions just reading stuff over and over to try get things right in my head. 2 hour exam, finished it with just 14 seconds left. Think when I was down to the last 10 questions I only had like 11 mins left and panicked a little, tried to speed up and then paranoid I'd be getting stuff wrong if I wasn't reading properly. When I was pressing the last button that would grade the exam I was fully prepared to see a fail result come up, was delighted to see it saw Pass and to see the score was a good 11% in the clear Totally drained after that course and wrecked after the exam. Gonna take a few weeks to enjoy the summer with the kids, then planning to do a Python course as a lot of Job adverts I see for SQL are also looking for Python so will probably be a good idea to have both on the CV and hopefully soon it'll all help me give two fingers to the current job
  7. good stuff thread.

    This morning ticked off a long distance swim off from my swim targets list. Probably not gonna get much longer distances than this ..though there is another beach further down coast from where I started so could go from there maybe Was with a group and we had someone on a canoe and another on a surf board following us for safety
  8. Football Season 2021/22

    That's it, all new signing reveals need to be done as WWE entrances from now on
  9. Netflix

    Just watched the 2.5 hour Season 4 finale "episode" (it's a bloody film) of Stranger Things and I am left emotionally and physically broken on all sort of levels. I need to take some time to process everything.
  10. bad stuff thread.

    Was on a family trip to Edinburgh from last Monday to yesterday (Thursday), had a great time while there. Worst part of the trip over was going through Dublin airport which has become a complete mess due to short staffed on security personnel that is is causing stupid long queues. Took us nearly nearly an hour and half to get through bag drop and security. No time to do anything after even get some breakfast and even if tried queues at restaurants were as bad. On way home yesterday thought everything was running smoothly, Edinburgh airport was a dream experience compared to Dublin. Arrived at airport, did the self serve bag tag and bag drop and through security all in 20 mins. Relaxed and took our time, Joy got to do a bit of shopping all happy. Then came the flight, "boarding" started on time, well that is to say the opened the gate checked boarding cards and passports and we walked through gate but then we had to wait in the tunnel area after that. You would think only a few mins, ended up standing there for about 35-40 mins. If it was just me I wouldn't have minded but it wasn't great for the kids and my mother in her 70's and other elderly passengers. Finally got on plane (Ryanair by the way for anyone wondering) and it took off an hour later than scheduled. Grand just an hour, would have preferred if they delayed the boarding so we could have stayed sitting inside instead of standing in a queue but whatever at least it was only an hour. And I wish that was the worst of it. Got to Dublin, found the conveyor belt for bagged and waited....and kept waiting. Watched some bags come out and going round and then noticed on the screen above it is said "last bag delivered" I was like wtf that can't be right. The belt eventually stopped and our bags still not there, ours and a bunch of other people (about 30ish people maybe more) also all looking around without our bags. Few mins and belt started moving again and thought of grand this will be it. Agter about 5 mins of watching bags and still not seeing ours I noticed the flight number on the tags of the new bags going round were from a different flight. Others started to notice also and a line started forming at the Ryanair desk near the belt. All the staff could tell us after checking was the bags weren't in Dublin. From the amount of people missing bags I say there was a whole wagon of bags left in Edinburgh....if not somehow put on wrong flight. They couldn't confirm for us if bags were indentified in Edinburgh or not. They had us fill in a report form and opened a report on it, gave a reference number and said we'll be contacted when bags found and will be delivered to our home. And details on what to do if we don't hear anything in 5 days which doesn't make me feel good. For us I suppose we weren't the worst off, bags were mostly clothes, I had some souvenirs in one also and I put all our chargers into one so I would have slightly less weight in my hand carry. Thankfully for phones my wife had hers in her hand carry so I can share that. Need to get my mom a new charger though. Other people on the flight though, alot were tourists, Americans doing a Scotland and Ireland combined holiday and now their Ireland part of it fairly ruined by that experience. Heard some say they were only in Ireland for 3 days before going back to America. Heard one girl say she was moving over here for 6 months for a college course and all her stuff was in her suitcase. I could kinda understand like one of two cases going missing by accident, fallen off a wagon or something. But a whole wagon load seems ridiculous. And that Ryanair seemed unaware till we went up to the desk also. Like surely someone would have noticed there was a lot less bags put in the hold than was expected before the plane took off. I would imagine there are checks against say if 100 bags are checked in that an airline would know if 30 of that 100 were not put on the plane. If they even knew beforehand and had a rep at the belt to give a heads up and reassure people they were aware and we would be looked after and what was happening explained it would at least been something better than not knownkng anything.
  11. Monster Hunter Rise

    Got up early to try out Sunbreak Enjoying it so far. Nice to of course have some new quests and stuff. You don't get access to Elgado straight away, there's a quest in the Shrine Ruins you have to complete before you get to go there. Once got there I spent some time just looking around. A few odd things I noticed, there seems to be no Village Quest types, all Hub quests (so far) and the Elgado diner doesn't have a dango song, booo, haha I've done a few of the MR1 quests, got the urgent unlocked but not done it yet. Two quests left to tick off on MR1 (small monster quests). Will probably leave the urgent till get home and hopefully get to do with some the N-E Brotherhood this evening. Equipment wise, I've not had to build anything yet. Using maxed out Valstrax gear which seems fine for now. The lvl 1 MR gear on offer at moment has lower defence so would require a build then an upgrade to be an improvement over what I got right now. Not struggled much yet. Monsters do hit harder as expected so I figure by time I get to MR2 my current gear my start struggling. Did the first new quest in Kamura solo. Then when started doing quests at Elgado opened a lobby to see what randoms would join. No carts from randoms.... Or me so far haha
  12. Galactic Mode done, single player complete haha In first game in (this upteenth attempt at) Championship Cup got luck with the bounce for this just barely into extra time Golden Goal. In the Final then thought the CPU won it at the end but I somehow forced it to extra time with this cheeky quick shot after the restart Won the game (and the cup) then in extra time.
  13. Monster Hunter Rise

    Between last night and this evening with help from @Bladeaand @Glen-i I've got all quests, all events, all arean and all Challenge Quests now ticked off and ready for the Sun to Break on a new dawn of quest lists to be completed Final event quest, Event Crimson Glow Valstrax Final Challenge Quest 07, Apex Ziggy, Apex Mitzu and Apex Blos And of course I had a few fail moments like this one earlier in the evening wtpshere I totally under estimated how hard this Goss hits
  14. Monster Hunter Rise

    I'm gomna jump on for a bit to try tick off the Event Crimson Valstrax if anyone wants to give it a go with me
  15. Didn't watch the direct and trying to avoid news from it in case of spoilers, but I did see an expansion was announced. Anyone able to give any non-spoiler details on it? Release? Cost? Did they say if it will include an extra story like Torna or Future Connected? If get early does it give any bonuses for main game?
  16. I will probably be tempted but will do my best to avoid watching to go into the game as blind as possible. Have still managed to resist last set of trailers
  17. Monster Hunter Rise

    100% quality over quantity. I used to get excited when a Japanese name joined a Join Request, thinking, yes this guy surely knows what he's doing...cart as soon as gets to monster. I could sleep last night so threw on the game for a bit, tried the Event Apex Ziggy....2 attemps and triple carts from randoms inside 10 mins...said feck it, went offline so could have two palicos, did it solo, took 30-35mins but I got the bitch done haha. Oy the Event Valstrax left and that will be all Events ticked before the Sun Rises to Break a new dawn
  18. Monster Hunter Rise

    Full Sunbreak presentation Gore is back!!! GORE IS BACK! Also Jungle map returns, great they are adding maps, not sure why but I was worried we might not get more maps. And Lucent Narga coming in first free update after launch!!!!
  19. Fair play to, I am struggling on Galactic mode haha. Took me 4 attempts to beat Cannon Cup (I think I even had to spend 100 coins to redo the final). Currently tried Chain Cup 5 times and not past 2nd match yet
  20. Completed all the Normal Cups yesterday, in the last one had a weird final where first game went to Golden Goal and I never noticed there was a timer on that but discovered it is possible to end in a draw if no Golden Goal ks scored. That lead to the match being replayed no hearts lost. Then I lost the replay due to a couple of hyper strikes but won the next game Online wise, either I am getting slightly better or getting paired with people worse than me as I started to win a few games. Was playing one guy and was really enjoying it as were having some close games, won but single goal difference so we kept having rematches. In one game I scored in 17 seconds and the game ended 1-0 haha. Then I played someone else and lost 1-6 Strange the online mode doesn't have some sort of points ranking system like Mario Kart or Smash to try pair you with players of similar rank (unless it does but is not visible). FYI, if anyone having difficulty keeping track of your players when action gets hectic like I was, go into options and turn on Visual Aides. It puts some extra icons above each character I find I'm not losing track as much with it on. Especially if other team has similar characters to me.
  21. @BowserBasheri Is it the same Discord as used for Monster Hunter and Mario Kart? If not send me the code
  22. Had a good go of this for a couple of hours this morning. Did the tutorials, while controls nothing too complicated there's a lot to remember. I seem to keep forgetting dodge is a thing Played and won the first two Single Player cups handy enough, went online and did 5 matches and one won 1 Kinda weird not having the attacking dodges that were in Charged Football, have fond memories using Hammer Bro's hammer to make space. And also not having special shots for each character. I used to love Dry Bones electric shot to stun the keeper and score on rebound haha. Still really enjoyed what I played so far, even the online loses I had as 3 or 4 loses were very close ... The other we shant talk about though
  23. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (29th July 2022)

    How have they managed to get the game ready early but not the Collectors Edition? Not much point in me even registering interest for it considering the Nintendo Store UK won't deliver to Ireland either. Hopefully Smyths or Gamestop here get it and info comes out soon. I've got a standard edition on pre-order already but hoping I can get it changed to a Collectors Edition. Have the CE's for for the previous Xenoblade Switch games, will be annoying to not have a complete set Also, I am trying really hard to not watch that trailer.... In avoidance mode now to avoid learning too much before release haha.
  24. You could use the N-E Discord that is used for Monster Hunter and Mario Kart https://discord.gg/BYe2bfCm Just bought some NSO vouchers, cancelled my physical pre-order and pre-ordered digital. I usually prefer physical but figured this feels like something I'd prefer to have constantly on the Switch. Suppose just need to find another game to use the 2nd voucher on now.
  25. Monster Hunter Rise

    I'll probably make a few more SnS builds to swap between SwAx and SnS builds more. Looking forward to seeing new stuff to the Hubting Horn, hope that is the next video reveal.