The Shaven Wookiee Cantina Episode 20: Dead Air Time / Sign Language Translation Time
This week the guys try and use Dead Air as part of the programing, Vor, despite being British, confuses God Save the Queen for Hail to the Chief, and like usual Alastor is left with nothing to say. As a bonus, TheForce.Net’s forums are back and can be reached at Boards.TheForce.Net, Alastor’s hanging about, under a different username, see if you can find him :p
Exc. Producer: Xander Hayes
Audio Engineer: Tank
Content Manager: Fullback
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Richard P. Feynman
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News Week in SW:TOR
Operations and Raids “Finally” Go under the Microscope and under the knife. With Lag being the most frustrating roadblock to successful raiding since the NERF of 1.2!
Jennifer Harkness , Senior Server Programmer landed in the forums to explain the situation.
“As many of you have noticed, we have been playing with the population settings for the raid areas, and in particular for Explosive Conflict. The main change is that we’ve lowered the overall population for those zones. We’ve been really happy with the reports of lowered lag that folks have been posting, so it looks like that side of the change has been a great success.
However, we have run into one unexpected effect. Normally when you zone to a new area, we try to put you in the same instance as your guild mates and friends. Unfortunately, it’s doing the same thing when you zone into raid instances, which means that with the lowered population numbers, you can be the last one who fits in the instance, and there won’t be room for the rest of your Operations group. This is why a few people have been getting the dreaded “Server Admin” error and end up unable to zone into Denova.
When this happens to you in a group that has just started, the best thing to do is to have everyone exit the area, then reset the group’s active phases. Then you can have someone who is either unguilded or who knows their guild members aren’t in a raid instance zone in first so that they get a emptier instance.
If this happens to your group when you have made progress and would have to kill your way back in, you can wait a few minutes and hope that the population drops, or you can reset your phase immediately and you should be able to enter a new instance immediately.
We did make a configuration change yesterday afternoon to help with the problem and we’re monitoring the servers very closely to evaluate whether that lowers the error rate enough. We’re also working as quickly as possible to get a regular fix ready to deploy.”
So This sounds like the uproarious lamentations that have lingered long , have finally found fruition and fostered a response from the devs, Finally.
Other interesting Things…….
Speeder Bikes seen Racing (?) across the mohave Desert..
Even before George Lucas put his speeder bike concept on screen, the dream of a flying bike was already in the world. In the 1960’s a design was drawn and a prototype attempted to make the real life speeder bike a reality, unfortunately it was scrapped due to roll over issues.
In what looks like a scene from SWTOR itself a lone rider atop a metal machine can be seen flying low and fast (50 Km/h) across the Mojave Desert.
“Imagine personal flight as intuitive as riding a bike,” reads the firm’s website. “Or transporting a small fleet of first-responder craft in the belly of a passenger transport. Think of the advantages of patrolling borders without first constructing roads.”
Even though the machine developed by Aerofex is see with a human pilot , Aerofex insists the device is meant to be an autonomous system, used to robotically herd cattle, patrol borders and shorelines, or assist in situations where remote access would be difficult for wheeled or high flying Drones to function. Hmmm, I wonder did this guy NOT see any of the Terminator movies?
Not to be outdone an enterprising Aussie engineer named Chris Malloy promises that for only $80,000 he can get his prototype ridable motorcycle that has ducted fans instead of wheels “off the ground” sort o’ speak. His Demo video on Youtube is not very impressive and reminds me of the Real Life Mecha video, It smells as fishy as Gungan Gumbo.
<< Aussie Hover Bike http://www.hover-bike.com/blog/author/chris-malloy/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iZ0WuNvHr8 < Kuratas (real Life Mecha) Only $ 1.4 million
for your very own. http://suidobashijuko.jp/
What’s that noise, You say? Well that is the sound of (some) Laughter coming from a galaxy far far away.
From the people that brought you robot Chicken, A new animated comedy series will be making it’s debut soon on the Cartoon Network and its affiliates. Voice acting done by McHale, McFarlane and a host of celebrities will be giving life to another incarnation destined to suck the last bit of Life…..Uh I mean give us all a new funny look at the Star wars universe, If it brings interest back to the universe then I am behind it. Way WAY behind it, but my banners will wave in enthusiastic support.
I AM THE LAW!!
”The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner.
Well in this season of Reboots, we have word that yet ANOTHER cinematic blast from the past is getting it’s second time in the sun. This time however it seems there will be a little more adherence to the graphic novels and comic titles than the iffy Stallone Movie. With slick tag lines like these popping up on Twitter feeds and Facebook pages It’s drawing a buzz.
“In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.”
Shot and shown in 3d, I for one am excited to see this movie. The Trailer is Slick and invokes images of Soweto, Brazil, and Other troubled Present day Urban landscapes woven into the story. I do have one problem, WTF is up with the voice.