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  1. Gaarafield

    Dads Playing Destiny 2

    Got myself back into Destiny 2, but seems like I may be the only dad on the PC side. So many of you playstation folks!
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    Down Goes Wonka!

    Congrats guys!
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    Been down this path with an ex-wife who wanted others to help her feel good about herself. I tried being there for my ex and thinking I could deal with it, but all it lead to was an unhealthy mental state for myself as I worried and thought about what was happening to someone I cared about by another man. Plus, being in this state while also trying to be a father is tough as you need to hold it together for your kids too. Some folks can handle this lifestyle from the start as Damian mentioned, but if that's not you, then some firm lines need to be drawn so that both you and your wife can be happy (be it together or apart) for your kids and for your own health/happiness. You can recommend therapy for both of you as a couple and her as an individual, but one piece that you probably want to do for yourself is find someone/therapist to talk to just for you. This will give you someone who can listen to what you are saying/thinking and provide feedback to what they are hearing from you. It helps open your eyes to what you need to do for yourself for sure. Good luck and I hope it works out for the best for your family as a whole.
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    BS Ban

    Haven't watched the video, but it's also possible in some cases where the teammate is trying to give you cover from the enemy fire if he's already been hit (decapped) or he can absorb the dmg to keep you alive. However, I've also been one to accidentally hit a friendly at the last second too so I definitely feel your pain.
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    Should I go PT jobs to switch careers?

    That's good news on that local CPA. Sometimes the best changes happen over difficult times (getting let go) so I hope this turns out well for you for sure! Had the same thing happen to me and glad it did to end up at the company I've been with for the last 12 years. One thing I will say about my auditing time (and it's more seasonal on the tax side I believe) is that the hours can get a bit wonky as I was salaried and there were times when it was like working two jobs for 1 pay check, but I enjoyed what I learned and the people I came across during the experience for sure. May not be quite that bad with the path you're headed towards. With regards to the degree, I honestly see it in two lights: 1) it's used to get you in the door and 2) it may be required for some certifications depending on the state you're in (CPA license can vary state by state, or at least it used to). After that, the experience is what gives you the real skills. That would be awesome if you can get into that local CPA firm. Smaller usually means more variety in job tasks so more to learn and greater skill set growth. I hope that works out!
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    Should I go PT jobs to switch careers?

    I can't speak to the part time part, but I spent the first decade of my professional career in the accounting world and will give you what insight I can. I do have a bachelors in accounting, so that kicked off my career in audit (different than the tax preparation direction you've done) for 4 years and then I spent most of the next 6 or so in SEC reporting and accounting systems work. Not quite the path you're on, but what I can say is that experience in my mind outweighs any of the "schooling"/degrees you will get so if you can get a part time gig or even an internship of sorts, it will help you both get in the door with experience and figure out if it's really what you want to do. My degree (as well as working 3 jobs outside of it) got me in the door, but the real education came from doing the work so if you can get a jump start on that via PT work, then grab it. There are a variety of paths in accounting to pursue if you wanted, from the tax preparation one you've done, to audit, to cost accounting, to basic JE accountant or even a bookkeeper. What degree does the online program offer (bachelors, certification)?? Have you looked into any certifications you can work on in the mean time to get tested for/finish education for (CMA, CPA, maybe there are some tax specific ones I'm not familiar with)? Good luck in the process and I hope you find the right mix for you.
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    Earn the Caernarvon Action X... For Free!

    Oops, was thinking of the FV4202
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    Earn the Caernarvon Action X... For Free!

    Yeah, I saw that one after the fact and missed that one. Oh well.
  9. Gaarafield

    Earn the Caernarvon Action X... For Free!

    I loved my action X when I've played it, but it's been a good 6+ months. I loved that turret and gun depression, but I've always been a fan of hill humping and angling (keeping your distance of course and relocating after firing a few rounds). Bear in mind, I mainly played those Brit higher tier meds when Action X was still tier 10 so take this with a grain of salt.
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    Earn the Caernarvon Action X... For Free!

    No worries, but I think this sort of "grind" promotes unhealthy habits in folks. I've done a number of these in the past to earn free tanks and finished them, but the toll on my daily life was not good (and I'm pretty sure, those were with premium/doubles). Bear in mind, I'm looking at the Tier 6-10 requirement as the Tier 10 will require some skill and luck with the right match to pull all of it off (try being the #1 in xp 20 times, how many battles is that going to take you lol!). Doing the math on the xp requirement side, 20k base xp a day, if you earn 500 base xp on average from a battle because you 1) won't win them all and 2) won't perform your best game ever in every outing, you are looking at 40 battles a day. 40 battles a day at 10 min per battle between game time and queuing for it, you are looking at 400 min a day (over 6 hours). Heck, let's assume you can pull 1k base xp every battle, that cuts it down to 200 min a day (over 3 hours). I think their intent here is less to reward the unicrums out there who can pull off the Tier X/high base xp achievements, but rather to incentivize the rest of us to see 50%+ off and spend more of our wonderful money 🙂 on a one off transaction which is better than spending it on premium time since we just buy premium once every so often (annually in my case) while digital tanks are unlimited one time purchases (more profit to made here is what I'm seeing). I'm probably over thinking this since it's just a game, so get out there, have fun, and do what you can!
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    Earn the Caernarvon Action X... For Free!

    While it's been a long while since I've played tanks, these "base xp" calculations are rough. If they counted daily doubles and premium xp, this would make it so much more realistic for someone with limited time to work through. Not to mention incentivize folks to get premium time and run multiple types of tanks daily.
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    Activity requirement?

    I would say yes, but not sure on the days. In my mind, the intent is to wash anyone who has gone dormant/no longer plays while there are folks who take breaks from time to time like I'm doing from the game for a bit so I'd hope to be ready when I do get back into it. I know for myself, WoW has it's new expansion out so I'm focused there for the time being and may occasionally jump on a ship, but not as focused as I was earlier in the year at the moment.
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    Chief Hapa, is OFFICIALLY, MR. Hapa now....

    Congrats Hapa!
  14. Gaarafield

    Dads playing BFV

    Not sure if I will at the moment, but if anyone is buying this on PC, you should take a look at their (EA Play or whatever it's called) new Premier plan for $100 a year whereby you get to pay to play all of their games while you are subscribed, including the new ones in full. Seems worth it to me if you happen to buy 2 or more of their games each year although, you don't own the product when you go this route. Then again, how often do I go back to old games such as Battlefield 3 or 4 once the new generation comes along.
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    New US Army PT Test

    Hey now, they're just making sure you don't bust out into sweat and are ready for those air conditioned tents in the field.