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Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:29 am
by Era
Shoju wrote:Please someone more "up" on British sites tell me that

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/357 ... esurrected

Is some horrid joke, or onion type site?



I've heard rumours about that as well, but as far as I know, nothing is confirmed. And to be honest, I doubt anything related to major plot events will be revealed/confirmed in a while yet.

But then again, who knows. From a cynical point of view it's all about money, and Darth Vader will generate profits (if not in the original fan base, then through today's young).

EDIT: Talked with a British friend. He wasn't quite sure, but said the paper isn't one of the giants, but probably not "full of horseshit like the Daily Mail" either. Interpret at own risk. :P

EDIT 2: The Daily Mail Song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:35 am
by Winkle
Shoju wrote:Please someone more "up" on British sites tell me that

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/357 ... esurrected

Is some horrid joke, or onion type site?


The express is a daily paper in the UK, it's certainly far from the best journalism, but it's not a joke site either.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:35 am
by Nooska
Nikachelle wrote:How in the HELL does it make sense to charge $800 for a flight from Toronto to Dublin, with a connection in London (Heathrow), yet a flight from Toronto to Heathrow is $200-$300 more?!?!


Its not cheaper, its a discount for having to change.

Last time I went to the states (Copenhagen -> Detroit) they didn't have any direct flights so I had to go via JFK, ATL, DET both ways, the trip was remarkedly cheaper than teh direct flight would have been, and also cheaper than the flight just to JFK would have been.

Yeah, its not human logic, but its air-carrier logic, for each additional stop, we add a discount.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:00 am
by benebarba
Nooska wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:How in the HELL does it make sense to charge $800 for a flight from Toronto to Dublin, with a connection in London (Heathrow), yet a flight from Toronto to Heathrow is $200-$300 more?!?!


Its not cheaper, its a discount for having to change.

Last time I went to the states (Copenhagen -> Detroit) they didn't have any direct flights so I had to go via JFK, ATL, DET both ways, the trip was remarkedly cheaper than teh direct flight would have been, and also cheaper than the flight just to JFK would have been.

Yeah, its not human logic, but its air-carrier logic, for each additional stop, we add a discount.


Yep - probably been like that since they expanded how many places they could fly direct. Since aircraft need to move around to service various routes and empty seats on planes flying are a 'loss' - so to entice people onto 'less desirable' routes/times, you give a discount. Sometimes an extreme one. Very occasionally you see the opposite - where a hop to a tiny airport costs you an arm and a leg.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:24 pm
by KysenMurrin
Nikachelle wrote:How in the HELL does it make sense to charge $800 for a flight from Toronto to Dublin, with a connection in London (Heathrow), yet a flight from Toronto to Heathrow is $200-$300 more?!?!

Have you looked at Canadian Affair? They were much cheaper than what I was finding on expedia/lastminute/etc when I flew over. (Though of course they're not exactly luxury flights, pretty basic.)

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:42 pm
by Klaudandus
Can you do crz lfr?

If so, my guild runs lfrs on friday nights, 9 pm cst, if you are horde and want to come, msg me.

Cuz i keep hearing about people and their lfr horror stories.

We are doing heart of fear...

Oh yeah, only need dps and healers.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:02 pm
by Nikachelle
KysenMurrin wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:How in the HELL does it make sense to charge $800 for a flight from Toronto to Dublin, with a connection in London (Heathrow), yet a flight from Toronto to Heathrow is $200-$300 more?!?!

Have you looked at Canadian Affair? They were much cheaper than what I was finding on expedia/lastminute/etc when I flew over. (Though of course they're not exactly luxury flights, pretty basic.)

They're (Air Transat, aka canadianaffair.ca aka exitnow.ca) who I typically use to fly to the UK and Ireland, but even their prices are stupid atm. So far prices to Dublin or Belfast are $858 with a connection in London (fucking stupid - I've flown direct to Belfast before for less than that) and prices to London are around $1100. Having flown to both of those locations repeatedly, there is no way in hell I am paying those prices. The average price for a ticket to England is usually around $550-$600 CAD and the most I've ever paid was $800 but that was over a Christmas break. I think I'm just looking too far in advance and will probably wait a few months to look again.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:03 pm
by theckhd
Klaudandus wrote:Can you do crz lfr?

Yes, you can.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:27 pm
by Klaudandus
theckhd wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Can you do crz lfr?

Yes, you can.


Well, that sure helps!

Anyways... like I said, anyone having issues with LFR, just let me know, my guild (US-Horde) will be doing both LFR instances of HoR on friday at 9pm CST -- so message me if interested.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:29 pm
by econ21
Klaudandus wrote:Cuz i keep hearing about people and their lfr horror stories.


Well, I just had a hunter ninja pull the 6th HoF boss when we were 17 strong and then quit group, so yes, stuff happens. But generally, I am impressed with how good the LFR groups are so far. Tanks having to learn how to manage those constructs on the 5th HoF boss, for example. That's a lot to learn on the fly and tonight our two did it after only a couple of wipes (that were taken in a good spirit by the group).

I had the same experience when LFR first came out in Cata - I think because initially it's effectively gated to the real raiders or the really dedicated players.

Not being able to raid (my frustration) due to my guild being short of a couple of raiders, I am also quite enjoying the LFR fights. The dogs in the Vault are dumbed down zergs, but the other fights feel like proper raid fights to me with mechanics that cannot be ignored. Only tuned so easy that it feels like you are running with a pro-group rather than having to learn by wipe as you do in "proper" raids.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:58 pm
by Skye1013
Shoju wrote:http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/357610/Darth-Vader-to-be-resurrected

Fellow old favourites Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia – played by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher – have already been tipped to reprise their respective roles.

So... this is going to be placed a good number of years after the original trilogy then?

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:14 pm
by halabar
Skye1013 wrote:
Shoju wrote:http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/357610/Darth-Vader-to-be-resurrected

Fellow old favourites Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia – played by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher – have already been tipped to reprise their respective roles.

So... this is going to be placed a good number of years after the original trilogy then?


Direct to DVD?...

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:59 am
by Era
halabar wrote:Direct to DVD?...


Surely there's no way Disney (or anyone) would pass on the financial benefits of throwing more Star Wars to the cinemas!

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:29 am
by benebarba
my new office is parked on top of the plant I work at. I am pretty certain that all of the heat produced by all of the equipment downstairs is getting piped into here.

if only it weren't like 30F, I'd wander out one of the doors onto the roof and work there :P

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:02 am
by halabar
Era wrote:
halabar wrote:Direct to DVD?...


Surely there's no way Disney (or anyone) would pass on the financial benefits of throwing more Star Wars to the cinemas!


Bringing back all those people plus DK-Darth is doomed... DOOOMMMEED!

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:04 am
by halabar
Now at 20ish kills of Sulikshor (whatever the spelling is), no shard-flask, 10ish kills of Scritch, no pipe yet.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:35 pm
by Amshel
working at starbucks is as bad as i always figured it would be


oh my god what the fuck are you trying to tell me drink a normal coffee

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:47 pm
by Levantine
l2barista

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:08 am
by Andurin
Train was delayed while it was freakish cold.
Lost my back light of my bike so had to buy a new one.
Failed test for the microsoft exam while I scored 800+ on the practise tests.

And this all yesterday. Hope that today is gonna be a bit better.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:25 am
by Amshel
Levantine wrote:l2barista

it's mostly finding every single detail in the pos system while also trying to remember their three other drinks and whatever pastry they said.

whenever i order multiple drinks I've always waited for the barista to finish writing up the drink before saying another. but maybe I'm just the nicest person ever idk

also this is like my 5th day, i can see why so many people have quit after a week.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:23 am
by Levantine
It gets easier... Well it did for me once I learned the system properly, just takes time to get used to it. Also helps that I fucking love barista-ing.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:47 am
by Nordix
I became a d**khead ninja in 5man groups because I got fed up.
I find it incredibly hard to gear for offgear while staying polite ,because literally EVERY 5man hc pug has at least one plate dps,but on average 2-3 in my battlegroup,so I stopped being polite and I need on dps gear too if its the bis 463 for my retgear.
No I dont have any dps gear and no I refuse to do them in crafted pvp gear for 10k dps.

My other aching frustration is that my guild disbanded because our healer line was complete crap,and we reformed without them (so 90% of the core is still here,just with 2 new healers and 1 new dps),and now one of the new healers suddenly decided after the first raid (Which went okayish,cleared the new instance in 2 hours)to "quit" because he cannot make our raidtimes.This is gonna set us back even more on progression,because we dont have a warrior or a priest to massdispell the shield on 4kings hc///a third healer for 3 healer fights.

I mean comon,i just cant believe he didnt know our raidtimes ,our raidleader SURELY told him on multiple occasions.
ffs.

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:16 am
by Era
Amshel wrote:whenever i order multiple drinks I've always waited for the barista to finish writing up the drink before saying another. but maybe I'm just the nicest person ever idk


I'm the same! Also when ordering food at restaurants and such, I actually get annoyed when the waiter doesn't write things down but just attempts to remember it. That's all right if it's just me or maybe one more, but when there's four people, five people... Just freaking note things down. I don't care if you're freaking Stephen Fry, or if you've done this for fifty years and have the equivalent memory of five supercomputers. It's my evening that gets delayed if you forget something.

I don't want to sound like a petty jerk or anything, though. My granddad ran a restaurant almost all his life, and was very strict about these things. Always note things down, costs you nothing and saves you embarrassment and the customer's frustration. Never say no straight away to any request, even if you know it can't be done - just say you'll see what you can do, and then think about possible solutions while returning with the order. Customer wants a side of carrots and you know you're out? Five minutes to the store, go flippin' buy dem flippin' carrotz.

I'm also the kind of person that would never shout at/tell off a waiter for getting my order wrong. I'd expect them to fix it if it's an unacceptable mistake (let's say I'm allergic to peanuts (I'm not) and there's peanuts), or maybe give me a discount if it's something small (oh well, chicken pizza instead of pepperoni pizza, would've been my second choice anyway). I'd rather just eat the chicken pizza than wait another 30 minutes for the right one. Getting all up in their face isn't helping anyone.

Reminds me, my girlfriend and I was at a pizza place and we ordered one half & half medium size pizza. Instead we got two large ones, one of each kind. The waiter was already aware of the mistake when she brought them back, so had decided we'd get both large pizzas for the price of one medium sized one. Leftover pizza late night movie marathon? Damn straight.

But yeah, unnecessary frustration is unnecessary, just because someone wants to show off their memory (and then fails).

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:32 am
by Skye1013
You could always just save time and write down your order for them!

I'm kidding

Seriously though, we've had some pretty horrendous service, enough that when it's eventually brought up to the manager, we've gotten many a free meal.

We were at this one place called BeauJos pizza (in Colorado, if you've been to CO and haven't been there... you're really missing out!) There were about 15 of us, so we expected the service to be a little slow, not a huge problem. However, even though it wasn't all that busy (there was one other large party, and maybe 2 other tables with people at them) the waiter wasn't even able to keep up with something as simple as refilling drinks. Half our order was screwed up, my mom actually got up to go hunt down some silverware and a plate for one person, and all kinds of things that might be more understandable if it was busier, but it just kept piling up. Eventually my mom talked to the manager, he came over to the table and asked what he could do to fix the situation... she jokingly said "you can buy dinner" (expecting him to return with a discount or something) and at first he laughed it off and said no, but came back later and told us the meal was on the house.

Of course, that's only one such incident, and again, I know large parties aren't generally easy to work with, but when there are only 2-3 tables filled in a restaurant of ~30+... things shouldn't be THAT bad...

Re: Post your Frustrations.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:34 am
by Era
Skye1013 wrote:You could always just save time and write down your order for them!

I'm kidding


I actually wish that was an accepted way of ordering. Notepad at each table, jot down the numbers of the things you want, with specifications if needed.

42 - extra cheese, no pineapple!

My mum always wants her steaks VERY well done. No red, no pink. This seems to be difficult for 90 % of restaurants to understand. Guess they're gambling on that it's better to deliver it not well enough done then take it back and give it a few more minutes, than too well done and then having to throw it away and get a new one.

I guess most places have to put up with a lot of shit from rude/dumb customers, so they sort of "hedge their bets"..