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Downtime, p15

February 28, 2024 by Tim


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Lord Foxxy Foxington
Lord Foxxy Foxington
1 month ago

Should I be amused or concerned?

Owyn
Owyn
1 month ago

I believe the answer here is YES

Fartsy
Fartsy
1 month ago

poor Ethan. If only he knew about random number generators

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
1 month ago
Reply to  Fartsy

Queue more hours of anxiety determining which number generator to use.

And another couple determining which random numbers to assign to what game.

rando
rando
1 month ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

You use random.org, and whatever number you get, you just count that many titles down the list. You leave the list in its default order, which on Steam is alphabetical.

So yeah, poor Ethan for not knowing that.

Kazuma Taichi
Kazuma Taichi
1 month ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

do you assign numbers by release date? alphabetically?

Pulse
Pulse
1 month ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

google rng, change number to number of games, sort games by name, start from top of list/stack.

leduk
leduk
1 month ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

get-random, on powershell, it’s pretty easy tbh

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
1 month ago
Reply to  leduk

But why use that, and not the random.org as rando suggested earlier? Or pick some other generator?

And really, how do you apply the random numbers you get? People keep saying to put games in alphabetical order, but maybe reverse alphabetical would be better? Or by release date? Date of purchase?

I’m surprised you think it’s easy. Are you suggesting it isn’t normal to spend all night utterly paralyzed with indecision?

rando
rando
1 month ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

I can say why you use random.org instead of get-random or another random number generator. The reason is because random.org is actually truly random and therefore fair, unlike basically any other randomization option on your computer.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
1 month ago

So…he forgot the adult diapers then…

Stephen
Stephen
1 month ago

First order of business: – Towels and kitchen roll

Jedi
Jedi
1 month ago

I’m disappointed. Use the for…ehm empty bottles, Ethan …. 🙂

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Go pee in the bathroom, Ethan. It’s not like you’ve even started anything yet. Life is open world, not linear 2d platforming!

Austin Mills
Austin Mills
1 month ago

Damn. Lucas got wrecked last night.

snark
snark
1 month ago
Reply to  Austin Mills

somehow “Boom, boom, ciao” (from la Casa de Papel) come to mind 🙂

Eodyne
Eodyne
1 month ago

Called it!

Anon A Mouse
Anon A Mouse
1 month ago

How did Ethan survive before his superpowers? There’s always been a decent balance between “he survives because its comedy” and “he survives because of his superpowers” in the comic, but now that one isn’t around anymore the other is starting to become more obvious.

Pulse
Pulse
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon A Mouse

its like taking someone who lived paycheck to paycheck, giving them an unlimited credit limit with no need to pay it off, then after a decade forcing them back to paycheck to paycheck. the shock is NOT going to go over easy.

MidnightX
MidnightX
1 month ago
Reply to  Pulse

This reminds me of what happened to Two-Face on Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth:

(spoilers for a 34 year old comic):

Batman finds Two-Face in worse mental condition, turns out that a new therapy that swapped his two sided coin, with a six sided die (and later on a Tarot deck), instead of helping his mental state, it left him paralyzed at the number of choices that, much like Ethan here, he couldn’t go to the bathroom on time…

Last edited 1 month ago by MidnightX
Sean
Sean
1 month ago

I’ve had similar issue when wanting to deal with backlog. I’ve also had ADHD paralysis, where i want to game, but ADHD and focus can’t agree on what to play

Robert 'CockRoach' Archer
Robert 'CockRoach' Archer
1 month ago

So i dont know about ethan but if i gotta REALLY go pee three hours prior i’d have already uh ya know GONE even in paralysis. Unless in this super world even ‘without powers’ paralysis freezes up the body organs lol

James
Member
James
1 month ago

I feel like Steam and gaming consoles should have a “?PLAY?” button that just starts up a random game that you own but haven’t started or completed yet.
Good Lord, how do people on XBox Game Pass cope?

MrT743
MrT743
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Xbox does have a “pick a game for me” option. Many years ago I wrote a spreadsheet that would select a random game, but updating the list became too much of a chore.

Phaet
Phaet
1 month ago

I kind of envy him because I have no games to play. And I’m limited to PC.
Playing Last Epoch right now but it’s kinda boring. I want options 😛
(no, please don’t spam me with titles, I probably played them already or they’re sports or racing games which I hate)

leduk
leduk
1 month ago
Reply to  Phaet

I have so many game to play and so little time to play them, and only on pc… I dont know how you’re doing…

Phaet
Phaet
1 month ago
Reply to  leduk

No friends, no wife/partner, no hobbies, hardly ever going out because… why? There’s nothing outside that I like. Been like this for 25 years or more. Not planning to change that.
Hope that answers it 🙂

Dorander
Dorander
1 month ago
Reply to  Phaet

When in doubt I just launch EU4 again. Nearly 4k hours… 😀

Kazuma Taichi
Kazuma Taichi
1 month ago

Tim, please, you have to get a new recaptcha widget, I just got sent through 5 or 6 of the damn things

MarthKoopa
MarthKoopa
1 month ago
Reply to  Kazuma Taichi

Seconding that. Would comment more often but I’m tired of clicking on crosswalks and motorcycles and having an existential crisis every time it fails me.

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

I have an account, but it still shows me the captcha. Well, more accurately, when I try to log in, I get a message, quote: “Your access to this site has been temporarily limited by the site ownerYour access to this service has been temporarily limited. Please try again in a few minutes. (HTTP response code 503) If you think you have been blocked in error, contact the owner of this site for assistance.” Well, the only way I can contact you is here – which I did, more that once – I think you once told me, that I… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Dagroth
FallingKen
Member
FallingKen
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

I have he same issue, though I do see I can log in as a Patreon member. Now let’s see if my personal icon shows up or some generic one

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

Test comment as requested.

TestAccount
TestAccount
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Also trying this thing

ConubaTube
ConubaTube
1 month ago
Reply to  TestAccount

But this works.

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

Test comment number two.

TestAccount
TestAccount
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Trying a thing

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

And number three.

TestAccount
TestAccount
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Why does this work for me?

ConubaTube
ConubaTube
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Why is this happening?!

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  ConubaTube

We were trying to figure out the captcha mess.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
1 month ago

This is beyond mere paralysis. Everything is physically shut down. This is Choice Coma. Hope he doesn’t think on whether to blink or breathe or not.

Stinkerotn18
Stinkerotn18
1 month ago

I’m enjoying this new Lucas honestly. 🙂

ZFTX
ZFTX
1 month ago

Ethan is a male, he can just use whatever conveniently located disposable container there is to do his business. Is it the most ideal of situation, no, but beats needing to get up.

havok
havok
1 month ago
Reply to  ZFTX

I think Viva la dirt league had a vid on this….Ordering a gaming catheter

Schnozzberries
Schnozzberries
1 month ago

I’m curious, is Ethan unintentionally channeling his inner Chidi Anagonye? Will there be a stomach ache involved?

Jiala
Jiala
1 month ago

When this happens to me, I tend to default to replaying one of my favorite games, like Portal, Factorio, or Conan Exiles.