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Christopher Robin

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  1. Thanks. Heh, yeah, his name was Russell while he lived. It wasn't in a lot of the early clockwork stuff but Penelope Yin calls him by name in part one of the Pandora's Box Signature Story Arc from Wavelength. FTFY Hyper. If you're gonna reference Commando...
  2. I should introduce to my friend Russell, good guy, heart of gold (or possibly copper). He's got the biggest brain I've ever seen (seriously it fills like a third of the tank). He's fiercely loyal and even though he has a bit of a wandering eye problem it's mostly because they free float not because he is checking out other women. His ex-girlfriend Penny can be a super headache though.
  3. Oh and the most important rule of all is of course not to wear open toe sandals when photographing my art! So as long as no one is in violation of the all important sandal rule we are good.
  4. Thanks @Darth Delicious The background was almost too easy, I'm wary of it. It does put me on the horns of a dilemma though. The red light from it is not affecting Troo at all. Nearly everything white should be red now.
  5. Well if you ever wondered what he would look like as a "sandy blond" now you know. It's been darkened in subsequent coloring passes. I added some grey hairs to his beard as well. Speaking of coloring here is another experimental piece from way back when. The victi.... errr I mean the subject for this was Caemgen again. Because he was there.
  6. @Baditude Actually that's a different drawing. This is his DA avatar. This is the tee shirt one. There are others... Some softbrushed Some I even digitally colored... & some were just for fun. And no worries. I don't mind and that came out great. I'm happy with people using my stuff for their avatar or printing it for personal use stuff like mugs, tee's or to hang on their wall. The two things I tell them are 1. not to claim the art as their work and 2. not to mass produce or try to sell it for profit without talking to me about it first. You could also use the temporary clock power, run Penelope's arc or go to her father's market in Faultline (the base portal to that zone lands you right on the roof of it) as there are several just standing around guarding "little penny" out front. But, having said that, great minds must think alike or something because I had a similar thing happen to me. Back before you could customize your powers I wanted Xllusya to have an amazing screen shot for her bio and though it came out great I got zapped for nearly an hour to get this shot. See how the purple lightning is coming from below? That's because she is hopping up & down in a swarm of angry clock minions.
  7. Oh I get you. Like an older Motherboard blowing a capacitor or a Power Supply that gives up the ghost? That's a fair point but it sounds like his most expensive item (the GTX1050) is only 2 generations old. CPU's rarely fail unless you bend a pin during insertion or something. RAM can die on you but it's very simple to replace. I would definitely look for a dependable motherboard (there are several good ones from that series) & Power Supply as those can be costly and/or difficult to replace. For storage I would absolutely buy a new Solid State Drive seeing as flash memory is so cheap GBp$ right now and because that is where all your precious data resides. Also @Chaos Ex Machina you did mean NVIDIA 1050 right? You didn't specify and there's also an AMD Radeon 1050 videocard that is much older/slower.
  8. @Baditude you're quite welcome. Thanks! I'm curious which "drawing you did for him" you mean? I've probably done a dozen or more (some are variations though) for him over the years. Do you mean the one that used to be his avatar here and (still is) on DA?
  9. Chaos is asking for the minimum specs, not for longevity but honestly the game hasn't changed it's requirements for a long time and most likely will not any time soon so unless he suddenly gets a new 4k or 8k monitor anytime soon, what will play the game well now will play the game well many years from now. Unless a high IQ, copious tech knowledge and modest artistic ability suddenly become desirable among "the ladies" I don't see that being a problem for me... yay?
  10. Ah the eternal "What I really want even though I cannot justify it at all" vs. "What I could get by with until that newer faster X comes out."
  11. A 4th gen Intel (family name Haswell) processor with 8GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GTX1050 should do fine (unless you are talking about a 4k monitor @ 60fps). Don't forget an SSD!
  12. Before the Scrapper claws come out and this becomes a Red vs. Blue vs. Green teams melee lets take a step back and keep an eye on the big picture. If you've been around the industry for long enough you can easily point to a time period when any of the major players, Intel, AMD, Nvidia and ATi (which is what team red videocards were called before AMD bought them out) made huge mistakes and angered a segment of the population. Some more so and for longer than others yes but they've all done it. Most of the minor players as well. The thing to keep in mind is overall trends. No one company is always best or worst. When you want to buy, look at what the company is doing right now. How are their sales? How much of their marketing noise is actually panning out. Are there tons of complaints about driver issues currently? That kind of stuff. Tidge you may not be an AMD fan but I think few impartial techies would argue that they are having an golden age right now (especially with their Ryzen processors) and Icanav NVIDIA has ruled the roost on their videocards for such a long stretch and their 3000 series cards were so good they actually insulted anyone who bought a 2000 series. Any company can put out a potential game changer or a real turkey that will annoy anyone unlucky enough to own it. Times change and so do the various products/companies reputations for speed, performance and value. The answer to "what's the best ? for $ amount right now" is, as always, a moving target. Do keep that in mind and always do your homework before you buy. Indeed. Quad core or better, 2.0GHz or faster, released in the last decade and you should be fine.
  13. Just so we don't confuse anyone, integrated (also called onboard) graphics are no longer a component of any modern motherboard. They are integrated into the Central Processor Unit (or CPU). There used to be motherboards with their own graphics integrated into a southbridge or stand alone chip but that hasn't been the case in a very long time. With that said there are many AMD Ryzen chips you can buy that have no integrated graphics and several Intel 9th gen processors also have the onboard graphics removed (or more likely disabled). They are denoted with an F at the end of the designation (e.g. Core i5-9400F). @Troo RAM is important to CoH but not to the point where anyone needs to buy 32GB of it. Also if you don't follow tech regularly a phrase like "a decent but not crazy graphics card" may not mean anything. That's why I gave some general guidelines above.
  14. It begins! Orange will rayne... err rain, nope that's the watery one, errr... reign supreme! Nailed it. It's too late to add a color for this round but if the number of people who've posted thus far all post an entry I would certainly be up for another round of this. Also pink is awesome. Indeed! No worries Icanav I'm not requiring backstories. Nor will I take them into consideration for determining the winner but I will happily read and enjoy them. Spoiler box updated.
  15. @joyitude I love what you created here. @Caemgen Tanks and Scrappers for sharing it buddy!
  16. No worries, I get that but do ask them if they mind people knowing or if they would take on more work of this kind. I can't imagine I'm the only one who will see this and immediately want one or something else ingame like it (Clockwork King? Mekman pet? Jaeger? Nemesis Pony?), the possibilities are many.
  17. Hahahaha no way! Dude that is so freaking cool! Where did you get it? Is there a CoH artist that works in metal and I don't know about them?
  18. @Greycat That's fair & I do build new systems that way. A few points though. 1. Again he did not specify if he was buying all new, used or upgrading and I have in the past both seen and built systems having only 4GB that could do what he asked. I wouldn't want him to pass up on a great deal for a used system just because it has 4GB. 2. RAM is one of the easiest things in the entire PC to upgrade. As long as you have open slots available (or are willing to give up the current RAM) & buy the right upgrade type (seriously look it up or ask a tech not all RAM is interchangeable) even a novice can do it with the help of a YouTube video or two. On laptops it's usually two screws, two pop up brackets and a couple retaining clips and about 1 minute of time. PC's? Unplug, discharge, remove a side panel and 2 clips per stick. I haven't personally or professionally built a system with less than 8GB in years and my 3 personal use main PC's all have 16GB in them so I hear you and it's good advice going forward but because used hardware is a possible option I wanted to account for it.
  19. 1st thought. Great artz! Love the warm ambiance and I approve of the abundant amount of orangeness on display. 2nd thought. Either the photographer is a tank who forgot to detoggle Fiery Aura or they tried to get a "better angle" from the fire pit and are currently on fire. 3rd. I have a new artist's gallery to explore. Thanks!
  20. @Chaos Ex MachinaGeneral rule of thumb for gaming. Video card is most important, then RAM quantity second (up to a point), then CPU cores & speed. Finally use a good SSD for your operating system if possible. A HDD is okay for game storage. Also you didn't mention what resolution your monitor is as this can make a significant difference. 720p is much less demanding than 1080p or 4k (which is 2160p) You also didn't say if you were upgrading or buying new. For this game specifically to run high settings or better @ 60fps GENERALLY SPEAKING you'll want... Processors: Any quad core or better made in the last decade should be fine. 2.0 GHz or faster should be fine as most modern CPU's can ratchet up the speed when needed on the fly. RAM quantity: 4GB minimum, 8GB the current sweet spot, 16GB unneeded but nice to have if you run many things alongside your game, 32GB Overkill. Videocard: Midrange GPU or better. How can you tell? In general terms the first number in the videocard series tells you when it came out. The second or third number will tell you where it is in the stack for that series. Ideally want 6 and up. So a "GTX 1060" the 6 says you're most likely set whereas a "GTX 1010GT" the 1 tells you it's not gonna cut it. On the AMD side it should start with HD, R# or RX and again 6 or better so an "HD 9870 PRO" is good but a "R5 430" isn't. Again, these are meant to be general tips only! If you have a specific parts question it's always best to research or ask before you buy.
  21. You make a good point @EmmySky there's something to be said for figuring out what colors are closest first before you decide what to create and it does give some wiggle room but it could also be a barrier to entry for some. An extra step they had to "figure out" before getting to the "fun part" if you will. Several people ended up asking others to solve the "what'n the heck color is this?" for them (SKIP!) and I wanted everyone to feel they could just jump right in.
  22. @Cutter edit and tinker away. Whatever is posted when the deadline rolls around is what I will go with.
  23. What's that??? Oh just something about her fancy designer purse.... ...I dunno some guy named "Steve Ling," ever heard of him? ...nah me either but who can keep up with all the latest Icon fashion trends? ...She's really going on about it though. Keeps shouting purse SteeeeveLing over and over. ...So what's for dinner? What? ...awww meatloaf again???
  24. @DarkLilac Thanks for the comment and welcome. Because you asked here is an update on Mysterious Mike. Added flat colors. Still a ways to go but progress is being made. Somehow he got a little bit cross-eyed (on his left side) along the way but no worries Mike, I promise I'll fix it in post!
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