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General Discussion / Re: Post it, It Post, post all you can #2
« Last post by retro junkie on August 18, 2017, 10:21:27 PM »
What has taken place over the last month? This town is bending over backwards trying to dress itself up for the coming invasion of people over this eclipse. I am not sure what they think it will accomplish. (Tourist and visitors returning?) Local Hotels in town and the surrounding area have more than tripled their prices. (And they have sold out on that weekend!!) So many eating places have opened up. New businesses are being built on empty lots, rushing to get done before the deadline. People are renting out spots to people so they will have a place to stand and watch the event. NASA is sending an Astronaut to the local college to observe the eclipse. (The town of Kelly is having their "Little Green Men" day festival on that weekend.) Roads are being repaved or lines repainted. (The company I work for will be closed, schools closed, and some various other businesses.) There are a group of women in the wee hours of the morning that have been hanging baskets of flowers in the middle of town and working on all the shrubs along the streets. In front of the Mall and Walmart, the road out on the Boulevard, has been altered, adding lanes, and adjusted to relieving any excess traffic congestion. The whole town is going through a makeover. The point is, even though we will reap the long term benefits, it is not being done for us. (Admit some things have been much needed for a long time.)
There are some who are looking at this thing from a realistic approach. There is a consideration for the possibility of the need for disaster relief. Lets face it, when there is an expectation of 100,000 to 500,000 people to filter through Hopkinsville on that weekend, there could be gasoline and food shortages. Long lines at the pumps and empty store shelves, a potential for bad problems. Anyone who has lived in this area knows how difficult it is to get though traffic in this small town. (And they have closed down the main street in the middle of town to have a festival for three days. With vender's opening booths.)  Add all those extra people driving in and you will even have a disruption in the delivery of supplies to local businesses. Not going to mention the possibility of all the trash that will take advantage of the situation, you know drugs, etc. There will be law enforcement problems I am sure. All for two minutes and forty seconds.
General Discussion / Re: Post it, It Post, post all you can #2
« Last post by targetrasp on August 18, 2017, 06:21:26 PM »
Asheville has gone insane and we're just north of full eclipse. A month ago I tripled our standard room rate and set a three night minimum and have still managed to sell out the hotel I work at. Not too far from us parts of the blue ridge parkway are being closed down for private events and guest are telling me of places asking over $1,000 for a place to park so they can stare at the sun.  There's even a decently known band taking up 10% of the hotel for the weekend. I can hardly make the left hand turn out of the hotel to go home already, I can't imagine traffic come Sunday, Monday.
General Discussion / Re: Post it, It Post, post all you can #2
« Last post by retro junkie on August 18, 2017, 04:38:19 PM »
Well I am finally home for the weekend. This town has gone mad. We are the focal point of the eclipse. The only thing I will do this weekend is attend the local Comic Con with my Daughter tomorrow. They have titled it Eclipse Con. I will be going as the Punisher.
PC Games Discussion / Re: #starcraftmepizza
« Last post by Grindspine on August 14, 2017, 12:27:50 AM »
StarCraft (Brood Wars, SC2 WoL, HotS, and LotV) has been a long running addiction.  Warcraft and Warcraft II were as well.  I never got on that well with Warcraft III; the supply limit tax really annoyed me.  At least that game spawned DOTA.

LAN party pictures with StarCraft would be awesome fun to see.  I know I had a few SC2 pics with SpartanEvolved, MasterMario, and BlueVoodu somewhere!
I was able to get on and accept the friend request a couple of hours later.  It may well have been maintenance.
PC Games Discussion / Re: #starcraftmepizza
« Last post by targetrasp on August 13, 2017, 10:24:42 PM »
Everyone else is cashing in on old IPs, why shouldn't blizzard? If reasonably priced i'd purchase remastered versions of diablo 2, Warcraft 2, and starcraft... By far my favorite blizz offerings..
I've never seen any sort of wait, only the down for server maintenance or the will restart in 60 minutes that seems to be a frequent but mild nuisance.
PC Games Discussion / #starcraftmepizza
« Last post by Grindspine on August 13, 2017, 03:46:32 PM »
So, StarCraft: Brood Wars is being remastered and released by Blizzard this year!  They have a free pizza LAN party contest happening too!
I just tried to log into and saw a 700 minute wait on the servers today!

I will add you the next time I get on though!
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