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    [–] Season 8 Week 1 Challenges TheVetSarge 1 points ago in Wildlands

    The first one was a bit of a pain. My initial inclination was to just stash four guys in a car and drop a mortar on it. Nope. The card exploding kills them, not the mortar. So I just made UNIDAD mad until I got 4 stars.

    As usual, the second and third were fairly easy. Explosive drone finishes The Advisor in seconds.

    [–] Season 8 Week 1 Challenges TheVetSarge 1 points ago in GhostRecon

    Isn't Explosives the way everyone does The Advisor already?

    [–] The General Baro Debate TheVetSarge 3 points ago in GhostRecon

    The problem is that the game is designed to be a persistent open-world sandbox. If in-game actions had such dramatic world-shaping effects, you could very easily destroy some of the designed difficulty.

    I mean, I totally get why people would want that, but it's pretty difficult to implement in a game without a structured story. I could fly right to Flora de Oro and finish Baro's storyline, then completely remove UNIDAD from the game as an antagonist.

    [–] As of right now, the Chargers are tied with the Patriots for the 2nd best record in the entire AFC! And that’s without having Bosa for 7 weeks! TheVetSarge 1 points ago in Chargers

    I mean, the Chargers have potential to get back up there, but Bosa played 16 games last year and the team still didn't make the playoffs.

    I sincerely hope i'm wrong, but I've been watching this team too closely for too long to pretend what the Chargers look like "on paper" means anything, lol.

    [–] After criticism over Susan Sarandon film 'Viper Club,' YouTube donates to foundation for slain journalist James Foley TheVetSarge 2 points ago in movies

    The film clearly used her family's story in a way she did not agree to or approve of.

    In all fairness, her family's story is not unique, and the basic elements of the film'spot would seem familiar to any family of a journalist that had been kidnapped by ISIS or Al Qaeda in the last 15 or so years.

    Also, she didn't "consult" on the film. She was interviewed by members of the production team about her experiences. She played no part in the making of the movie.

    [–] Chargers are 14-5 since starting 0-4 last year! TheVetSarge 2 points ago in Chargers

    The Eagles are 3-4. Not like beating them is some accomplishment this season.

    [–] Chargers are 14-5 since starting 0-4 last year! TheVetSarge 5 points ago in Chargers

    Should I mention only two of those 14 wins were against a team that was better than .500?

    Combined record of 59-118-1

    [–] "ThE cHaRgErS aRe OvErHyPeD eVeRy YeAr" -r/nfl TheVetSarge 12 points ago in Chargers

    Have the Chargers delivered yet? Every year, they're a playoff team in the preseason. One trip to the playoffs in the last decade.

    I don't think we get to complain about this one yet. The Titans were the first team the Chargers beat with at least a .500 record. And now they too are below .500

    [–] What was the story of Neill Blonkamp's cancelled Alien 5? TheVetSarge -3 points ago in movies

    It was good enough that Sigourney wanted to come back.

    She came back for Resurrection and that was complete dogshit. Tell me another fable about your fan fiction.

    [–] What was the story of Neill Blonkamp's cancelled Alien 5? TheVetSarge -14 points ago in movies

    Thankfully. The Alien franchise has had enough abuse. The last thing it needs is retconning fan fiction from a guy who made one good movie almost ten years ago.

    At least Covenant is easily ignored by not disrupting the timeline of the original trilogy.

    [–] Backstage: Chargers| Chapter 4 TheVetSarge 0 points ago in Chargers

    Show, don't tell. Show his rehab, show the struggle. Your attention is easily gained and short, I can tell. I prefer television with some substance.

    [–] To end any speculation of moving back, the Chargers’ lease to the new LA Stadium will be 20 years TheVetSarge 1 points ago in Chargers

    What does it matter? Kroenke was never looking for a tenant in the first place. It's like the court ordering you to take on a roommate in your spare bedroom. Sure, the guy has to pay you every month, but now you have a dude sitting on your couch watching Friends on Netflix when you wanted to watch that new season of Making a Murderer and his laundry is in the wash when you wanted to start your load.

    [–] Backstage: Chargers| Chapter 4 TheVetSarge 0 points ago in Chargers

    so cant expect it to be so raw.

    It really isn't about it being raw. It's just that it glosses everything too much. We aren't seeing any struggle or conflict. Basically, everything that makes Hard Knocks (or any story) interesting to watch. I mean, this episode was about Hunter Henry "battling back from injury" and all we see is a fluff piece about him and his wife and dog. Oh, but he was worried about not being able to walk at the wedding. Spoiler: he walks at the wedding, 30 seconds later.

    The Chargers have faced adversity this year, Hunter Henry faces adversity. All we see is "Bummer, in the end, the Rams win." Then there's no look at how the team responds. It's the television equivalent of a Belichick press conference. On to Oakland, lol.

    The spot on Liuget was the only really interesting part of the episode, where he is talking about letting his teammates down, and how frustrating it was.

    [–] Backstage: Chargers| Chapter 4 TheVetSarge 1 points ago in Chargers

    Ahh, interesting to know. I don't follow any of those teams. Or really any teams that closely other than the Chargers.

    [–] Backstage: Chargers| Chapter 4 TheVetSarge -16 points ago in Chargers

    I don’t understand how someone would dislike it.

    I imagine there are a lot of things you don't understand. It's okay. The world needs janitors and cashiers, too. I just don't find it all that compelling.

    [–] Backstage: Chargers| Chapter 4 TheVetSarge -2 points ago in Chargers

    I may be wrong, but the Chargers are producing this. It's not independently produced by a media outlet. A local TV channel is playing it, but that's about it other than the online streaming options.

    [–] Can we get this sexy beast added to the game? TheVetSarge 3 points ago in GhostRecon

    The Mk48 is only a few pounds lighter. Really the problem with the 240 weapons is they are very long and awkward to try to utilized without being braced on something.

    Then again, people are standing up and firing long-barrel .50s in the game already, so who gives a fuck I guess, lol.

    [–] Anybody remember the RPG from the trailer? Thing had me drooling TheVetSarge 1 points ago in GhostRecon

    Assuming you could hit a helicopter with it, you could probably take down most of them with a strike from a 40mm grenade. Aircraft are rarely heavily armored and have lots of vital parts.

    Hitting a helicopter with it that was actively avoiding getting hit would be the trick. It's not a very fast-moving projectile and drops off very quickly. It has an effective range of 400m or so, but that's pretty situational.

    [–] Backstage: Chargers| Chapter 4 TheVetSarge -4 points ago in Chargers

    Some of the player spotlights are interesting, but the show is very sanitized and "polished feeling" unlike Hard Knocks. Just feels too promotional to be compelling. Like they copied the Hard Knocks look and narration to make an infomercial about the Chargers.

    [–] To end any speculation of moving back, the Chargers’ lease to the new LA Stadium will be 20 years TheVetSarge 2 points ago in Chargers

    He isn't going to get the L.A. market to himself,

    Even if this was true, sharing it offers no benefit. If you wanted to eat a whole pizza, but you had to share with a couple buddies, inviting another buddy isn't how you get more pizza. Not sure how you construct this as a win.

    So, "he isn't going to get the LA market to himself." Who is he sharing it with? People who are fans of other teams? Fair enough. But they existed already anyway. So even in a theoretical situation without the Chargers, he still doesn't get those fans. But there are still a finite number of potential NFL fans. If, say 50% of the LA market is made up of fans of other teams, then that leaves only 50% to divvy up among the local teams. He can either get 50%, or 50% minus whatever the Chargers take.

    [–] To end any speculation of moving back, the Chargers’ lease to the new LA Stadium will be 20 years TheVetSarge 8 points ago in Chargers

    It's important to remember, Kroenke never wanted them there in the first place. He bought the land, permitted it, and requisitioned construction long before the Chargers were a part of the plan forced on him. There's very little about a 20 year lease that signifies any ensured longevity.

    I still wouldn't expect re-relocation any time soon, if ever. But the existence of that lease isn't really proof of anything, nor would it end speculation.

    [–] Damn tourist. TheVetSarge 4 points ago in Wildlands

    Yeah, I gave all of my Ghosts darker skin to look Hispanic or black, or at least a tanned white guy who will blend in better, generic camouflage, and civilian clothes outfits. Swap them around based on what province we're in.

    That dude is about as Ghostlike as some Stryker Battalion guy in Northern Iraq circa 2007. He's the tourist, lol. Those are probably locals.