[lacklustre]'s diary

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Written about Monday 2009-12-28
Written: (4533 days ago)

Feeling like I am dead on my feet feeling like i could fall over but I will remain vigilant, I will remain standing. I will not fail despite the wishes of my nemesi.

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Written about Wednesday 2009-12-16
Written: (4545 days ago)

Feeling fatigued. Not been sleeping well at all lately. Hoping to get my life back in order. Keeping things at work in order doesn't matter if I can't organize or salvage anything from my personal life.

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Written about Tuesday 2009-12-15
Written: (4546 days ago)

I absolutely enjoy when assholes make threats against my life over the internet. Enter the law. I hate assholes. I hate them very much. I hate the ones that try to control everything.

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Written about Sunday 2009-12-13
Written: (4547 days ago)

By the wayside I have fallen... I'm just debris floating in space.

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Written about Wednesday 2009-12-09
Written: (4552 days ago)
Next in thread: 1103070, 1103078

Discovering that I am not worth anything as of late. Not even sure if I am still considered an entity.

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Written about Saturday 2009-12-05
Written: (4555 days ago)

My heart is burning a hole through my chest and I just want to let it out.

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Written about Saturday 2009-11-28
Written: (4563 days ago)
Next in thread: 1103426

I suppose I should be delighted that I am only second best. That my total worth is similar to that of which is considered the other white meat. As if to say the sum of my worth despite all of my endeavors is only worth dross. There's much more to life when you aspire to be high than the gutter or the stars above them. When you want to be successful in spite of nay saying and traitors cowards who much rather abandon you to the wolves than help you when your steps falter. I dare to pick myself up, brush myself off and try again. I dare to want the things that are inalienable to my life, liberty and pursuit of happiness provided the feelings are mutual. What's the point of survival when the definition is not to flourish in the face of adversity? What's the point of pleasantries when you're dealing with ungrateful faggots? I'll tell you the point: It's because when you prove them wrong, when you redefine the moment or how something is done all the people who've tried to stop you will only be forced to eat their words and frolic about in the petty worlds with their delusions of eloquence.

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Written about Wednesday 2009-11-18
Written: (4573 days ago)

Man I am exhausted. I am going to have to be aggressive the next few weeks. Provided i survive.

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Written about Monday 2009-11-09
Written: (4582 days ago)

I guess I'm just another bad guy.

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Written about Thursday 2009-10-15
Written: (4606 days ago)
Next in thread: 1097451

You're a member of the elite now. The world will be your oyster and the horn of plenty shall be available. While the rest of us our dying you'll be with the high and mighty spared our harsh fate. Though you don't really belong, they'll keep you so long as your useful.

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Written about Tuesday 2009-10-13
Written: (4609 days ago)
Next in thread: 1098781

Dear Shit Beard and Bitch Flocket,

I hate you both. You're both shitty people with horrible in tastes in anything cultured. Your life style habits and lack of hygiene are disgusting. Honestly I wish ya'll would just get eaten by zombies or abducted by aliens for an extended and permanent anal-probing. Seriously though if you think being petty with me will work then I suggest you think again. I can raise quite the shit storm when motivated. Especially when I go a crusading.

Thanks for wasting my time- douche bags,

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Written about Saturday 2009-10-10
Written: (4612 days ago)

I am fighting a multi-front war. I am exhausted. I need a change in scenery. I am not a slave anymore so don't like I'm amongst the ranks of the indentured.If you want my help then accept the fact even though terms may be negotiable respect for both parties should be constant.

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Written about Friday 2009-09-25
Written: (4626 days ago)

I feel so dead right now.

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Written about Friday 2009-09-11
Written: (4641 days ago)

Fighting exhaustion and isolation. Not sure if I've been winning. Not sure what I am doing but I do hope to survive.

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Written about Sunday 2009-09-06
Written: (4645 days ago)

I feel like there is a drill in my brain keeping me from being able to think. I am so sick of flakes. It's not winter or breakfast.

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Written about Monday 2009-08-31
Written: (4651 days ago)

Well I am getting better but I need more time to sleep. It seems when I drop gaming altogether and work and come home there's never enough time to rest.

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Written about Monday 2009-07-27
Written: (4687 days ago)

My health has been deteriorating lately. Been losing some weight but the nose bleeds and headaches are getting to me. I've been so very lonely lately. And I honestly don't know what I should do. Trying to hang in but I find my world is getting smaller everyday. I've got to get a grip but it's slipping away from me.

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Written about Wednesday 2009-06-17
Written: (4726 days ago)

Obviously you need your space and I'm invading. I'll give you space for a bit. Hopefully we'll see the light and realize what the true problem is.

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Written about Tuesday 2009-04-28
Written: (4776 days ago)

My Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test ( http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-quick-painless-enneagram-test ) scored me as "8- The Asserter" which is a very accurate description of me if you feel like reading it.

Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me

* Stand up for yourself... and me.
* Be confident, strong, and direct.
* Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.
* Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
* Give me space to be alone.
* Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.
* I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.
* When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.

What I Like About Being an EIGHT

* Being independent and self-reliant...
* Being able to take charge and meet challenges head on...
* Being courageous, straightforward, and honest...
* Getting all the enjoyment I can out of life...
* Supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me...
* Upholding just causes...

What's Hard About Being an EIGHT

* Overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to...
* Being restless and impatient with others' incompetence...
* Sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it...
* Never forgetting injuries or injustices...
* Putting too much pressure on myself...
* Getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right...

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Written about Tuesday 2009-04-28
Written: (4776 days ago)

Well halle-fuckin'-lujah! I found one of those darn fangled personality tests. Here are the results:

"I must be strong"

Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me

 * Stand up for yourself... and me.
 * Be confident, strong, and direct.
 * Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.
 * Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
 * Give me space to be alone.
 * Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.
 * I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.
 * When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.

What I Like About Being a EIGHT

 * being independent and self-reliant
 * being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
 * being courageous, straightforward, and honest
 * getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
 * supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
 * upholding just causes

What's Hard About Being a EIGHT

 * overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to
 * being restless and impatient with others' incompetence
 * sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
 * never forgetting injuries or injustices
 * putting too much pressure on myself
 * getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right

EIGHTs as Children Often

 * are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
 * are sometimes loners
 * seize control so they won't be controlled
 * figure out others' weaknesses
 * attack verbally or physically when provoked
 * take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings

EIGHTs as Parents

 * are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
 * are sometimes overprotective
 * can be demanding, controlling, and rigid

Here's the link if you want an easy personality test: http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-quick-painless-enneagram-test

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Written about Thursday 2009-03-05
Written: (4831 days ago)

Ewok_Poacher wrote:
Seems like every time I get into one I get blown up...but can't take one out before it kills me and my team.

Anyone know of the best way to take one out? I play mostly hardcore, but haven't noticed a difference in tank vuneralbility between the two game types.

So far the quickest way to take one out is to hit it twice from behind with a bazooka and a sticky grenade. Satchels take too long to place and trying to set a trap takes too long.

So I was thinking Bazooka for perk 1, slight of hand for perk 2 and extreme conditioning for perk 3.


To quote another forum post and expand on the topic of tank busting and other strategies.

Personally, I use satchel charges to take out tanks. If it's in front of it within 5 feet and they have forward moment it'll move the hit box for being under the tank over the charges netting you the trapper challenge if you haven't already got it.

If you're playing mostly hardcore then take camo. You do not want the enemy seeing you when you get recon. Mainly because it makes it 5 times easier to kill you since now they can just fire at the point in the map that you're located at when the line goes by on their radar.

Bazooka is only good if you have other people using it. And if that's the case try and make sure at least one other teammate is available to assist you in dealing with a tank while a third covers you both from a vantage point. I've seen entire anti tank squads obliterated because they had no one covering them.

There's a reason it's hardcore team death match. That means move like a team and hold down areas like a team.

First: Don't clump together when moving, it keeps you from being able to hit the enemy when all of you are blocking each others shot. Giving the enemy Recon/Artillery/Dogs. Don't all sit in the same area where entrances/exits can be covered.

Second: Absolutely make sure that someone in your team has betties at least two people if you're running six. Placement is key, especially where the enemy will not find until they are dead. Further up the beaten path or out from which they will flank.

Third: Smoke grenades can be useful to cover up mines when the enemy is blitzing your position. Allowing them to trip mines or stumble into a kill zone. Usually when playing I have two team mates with smoke, two with flares and tabun gas. So that way it will keep them blinded, moving slowly and confused.

Fourth: Always watch your six. When you massacre an enemy team or group of enemies there's always a chance it will spawn them directly behind you or where they are going. And you can't always kill them all.

Fifth: If you have six break them into teams of three. Able and Baker Squad. In objective games it gives you sizable numbers with which to take a flag, capture an hq or dominate. It also keeps the enemy from out right getting artillery or dogs should they get that luck grenade or noob tube shot off before you down him. Make sure your team stays with their respective teams and be sure that both squads have two guys that can move between objectives or areas to lend support should it be needed.

Sixth: Communicate. Don't just look at the skull and cross bones, tell your team where they are, how many they were and what weapons they were carrying. Short and to the point. A little bit of mic use saves you the grief of wasting precious bullets to kill dogs.

Seventh: Have fun. I know most of ya'll casual players but I want to see ya'll succeed against the pros and have fun.



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After spending more time observing both Call of Duty 4 and Call of Duty: World at War, I've decided to share my reflection in more encompassing strategies. Now granted some of us are awesome at the Call of Duty games many people like me and the more casual gamer need that boost and edge that better gamers take for granted.

One: Recon. Plane/ UAV both are a pain in the ass but mind you they are easily avoidable should you not be using the camouflage perk. Just lay prone, hold off firing your gun for a moment and crawl to a position that isn't in the open.

Do not make yourself a target. It also might help when people are shooting at you. Should this be executed correctly, the player will either think their kill was stolen by a squad mate or that perhaps it's lag and they've already killed you. If not and they keep firing just make sure you can make that split second count.

Laying prone when being shot at can save you from Halo Hoppers because they're aiming for upper torso/head and with no target to hit they're missing for the second they've got air time. That means it's an easy finish for you and that ain't so bad. That means a point for you and a loss for them.

Two: When you're dying by taking certain routes then back off, observe the enemy pattern of fire. Should the enemy be working in conjunction with each other then perhaps flanking, grenade launching or sniping would be a better answer to the problem of those pesky campers in concealed or elevated cover.

The one mistake most players holding down static positions make is that they get lulled into comfort because they've managed to slay a few people and now they have access to radar/air support/ dogs or helicopter. When that runs out then they're at the mercy of their senses. But fear not, once it's all done then flank the enemy come in at different point but make sure that you've swept it for mines first so that way they get no more kills.

If that player should keep going back to the same position then mine it lay a trap for them. They'll find that unpleasant surprise a bit discouraging and it will force them to look for a new nesting place, should they be trapped out in the open like you were then by all means kill them. That's what these games are about.

Three: Vehicles. I hate to kick a still living horse but this is a big topic especially for CODWAW. One or Two well placed satchel charges work wonders but mind you that 6 rockets work wonders as well. That requires a team effort.

Though should you find yourself alone and fighting a tank that can't quite send you to kingdom come, be aware that if the tank is too badly damaged the driver will probably abandon it and kill you. Hermit Crab: Don't be points to their score, immediately get in this now recently abandoned tank. It's armor you didn't have before and it's a means to kill that guy who has been tormenting you/team the entire game. Though shortly after eliminating said pest, abandon tank and be sure a teammate destroys that now unmanned steel behemoth.

Four: Fighting in day time is quite a relief from fighting in night. Though don't let that lull you into a false sense of security. Meaning when fighting at all times, stay low, run when your in the open and don't stand in the center. Otherwise you'll be that poor skull and crossbones that's waiting to respawn.

If you are not finding the enemy be mindful they're not always camping. Sometimes the more aggressive team will be moving as a main group with people on either flank to ensure they aren't being flanked as well. If you're not seeing them after 20 seconds then check your side and rear and move to a more defensible position.Though if you're trapped outside then make use of rocks, barrels or sandbags as low cover.

Should you not have either of that then through your special grenade(preferably smoke), wait for that initial barrage to die down a bit then run. If you're particularly crafty then drop mines or a grenade behind you. It will either kill one of them or make them reconsider following you.

Don't stop moving, sometimes Call of Duty multi-player is like a game of chess and the best piece for you to be is the Queen. To be a Queen, just keep your mobility and go where the enemy can't cover themselves easily.

And before I forget, go prone or crouched when reloading. Never try to reload on the move, it's slow and half the time the enemy will have you before you can swap for pistol or finish reloading. Should you need to reload on the move often then the sleight of hand perk is for you.

Fourth: Again, have fun, when I can think of more to add then you'll find it here. Good luck and don't become another skull and crossbones.

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