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  • Q&A vlog

    19 hours ago


    After last week's epic 20 minute vlog, I am going to make this week's episode more of a relaxed affair. It's been a long time since we did a Q&A , so submit some questions and I'll answer the ones that get the most mods. So mod up the ones you like!

    Don't make the questions just for me. I will try to find people if you have specific questions for them. No guarantees on that though; we have five different things shooting today. 

    If you don't have an RT account, you can also send your questions to 

    burnie on twitter

    burnie on instagram

    And these will be posted on the vlog, so edit your typos and stop embarrassing your mother. 

    If for some reason you don't want your username and avatar displayed, please include that in the comment and I will just read your question.

  • Broken Site

    15 hours ago


    More like, broken record, am I right fellas?


    Anyways, in all seriousness.  This has been a topic that's been floating around the ether for a very long time, and quite a number of you already know of my rants about this site as well.

    Well, let the rant continue as I'm made aware of more problems with this site, and this time it is regarding bots and ads. 

    It is hard enough as it is to keep the forums going nowadays.  Back in the haydays, the forums were buzzing and the community was flourishing.  Now, its barely kept alive with a select and very few that are still active and trying to keep the soul of RT community alive.  

    Aside from the horrid look, performance, and bugs in the site, the forums and other pages on the site are being further corrupted by bots and ads. A reliable Mod and friend of mine informed me that while they try to keep the forums and pages clean so everyone can enjoy the content, they're barely keeping pace due to their everyday responsibilities. Add to that that while the RT developers are aware of these issues, they are being redirected by RT to focus on other more important things like...you know...emojis and their video player.  

    So, how is this rant different from previous rants? Well, as I told my friend, sometimes the universe smiles at you and tosses you a bone. 

    Today, Burnie posted a journal asking for people to ask him questions for his next Vlog.  He will read the questions that have the most up votes and this is where I need your help.

    I've posted my question on his journal, and I would like to ask for anyone who has had issues with the site to go there and upvote my question.  It is not so that I get recognition, but to force Burnie and RT in general to publicly address these issues that we've all had for a very long time.  Should the question get lots of votes and Burnie decides to neglect it, then we know we have a major problem.

    Thanks in advance.

  • It's strange.

    22 hours ago


    I had an interesting journal about religion that I decided not to post.

    I wanted to talk about the Rockville rape incident but couldn't find the words.

    I had opinions about the NASA budget and getting to Mars.

    And yet... I haven't written anything.

    Maybe I'm just meh about this site right now. 

    Seeing people here and there give up their stars, not post as often, having no real forum to run to either...


    I don't know... blah...

  • thankskilling

    2 days ago

    simrell not drunk

    ey does anyone remember the first episode of theater mode? well i made some really cool fanart for it but its like a whole year too late


  • Past Deeds

    1 day ago

    Joron093 Keeper of The Forges

    Going through and cleaning out the house in preparation to move and came across some personal history.  My first "real" sword, made by me (with guidance from my dad) at the young age of... Well I don't rightly recall and that in itself might be telling enough.  The blade is a brace from a float plane, the guard a washer, and the handle is a deer antler.


    Just one of those moments that stands out to me and I felt like sharing.
    Take care.

  • 008 Mini Update- Field Notes for RvB 15

    2 days ago

    AgentWashingtub008 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpot of Coffee

    Over in the forums we've been snapping at any #RvB15 information we can get.  We're less than two weeks away from the 14th anniversary of the SHOW AND THE COMPANY, PEOPLE!  That's no conformation of anything, but just something to note by itself.


    As we prepare for the season, I think it's only appropriate I get myself ready for full crackpot mode by making a list of all the things I DO know for sure.  And I may as well share that information.  (And it came up in the forums more naturally...)

    So, here's an itemized list of things we know about the upcoming season or can very reliably speculate.  This will be a post I revisit as we learn more prior to the premiere so feel free to comment anything you can think of, or if you just want to stay as on top of it as me, comment for updates/follow the post.

    Things We Know about Season 15 (Even Tangentially) As of 3:46PM 3/27/2017

    -The story summary states a new plot-driving character who is a reporter investigating the Reds and the Blues and their possible connections to the brewing Human-Alien conflicts in the colony worlds (IE Chorus and the SImulation System)

    -The reporter is female.  This is only important because we can slightly speculate to the possible in-house RT actresses who haven't played roles and what her personality might bring to the character.  External actresses are possible but not as fruitful for speculation.  Too many.

    -There is an unknown timejump between seasons, but it is likely within months like most previous ones.

    -Writing and Directing has been handed over to Joe Nicolosi who wrote, directed, and animated Brick Gultch, the RvBVR shorts, and his own comedy shorts, animations, and skits.

    -Miles, Burnie, and Matt are still involved with story to a degree.

    -Kerry was present at the RTX AU panel for RvB.

    -Machinima is being done in Halo 5

    -Machinima has been done in a night-time variant of an industrial map with a city skybox that in Halo lore is a colony world.

    -Brandon and Kerry have commented on recording lines, meaning that Palomo and Bitters will return for speaking roles.

    - Geoff has confirmed he has/will be recording lines.  As has Gus.  (I'm just putting this here to be through.)

    -Church's plan to delete himself has (for all intents and purposes of the current plan) succeded and some new form of the fragment personas will be returning.  This fact has been compounded by the recap video.

    -There's a hidden gem in a few recent posts by RT that I'm not sure if anyone here caught onto.  I don't want to ruin the surprise, BUT several official RT posts in the pre season 15 hype building in the forums and on other social platforms have mentioned Sister.  And not just a mention, but with enough importance to consider her extened return in 15 as being almost garunteed.  It was tucked nicely into the post about Wash AND Sister lines, true, but she keeps coming up publicly.

    -It has been discussed that retro/classic merch could return to the store sometime soon.  This includes the Red vs Blue Jersey shirts which appeared very early on.  Gavin is lobbying for Grif's to be the original intended 69 rather than 22. 

    -Red vs Blue Season 15 will begin on April 2nd and probably will continue in the Sunday animation slot.  




    -Promotional materials for Season 15 show Donut, Sarge, Caboose, and Tucker in animated poses.  Tucker is in the standard Halo 5 Moljnir armor instead of the Hephaestus (The Charon Meta Suit).  It is unknown if he is wearing an altered suit or if he gave it up.

    -A misleading banner was made for social media.  The premiere still will be on the 2nd, NOT THE 4th.

  • 1 day ago

    EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold likes autocannibalism

    Mass Effect: Andromeda does it right. ... with one stipulation that I will mention later.

    People were wondering about paragon/renegade and approval stuff. It's there, but it's not obvious. You don't get a pop-up notification when someone likes what you did. You don't have a status bar that shows how nice or how mean you've been.

    There are psych reports from [spoiler] that will update along the way and it gives you a general idea how everyone feels about your actions. It's still all about game mechanics and points, but it doesn't feel like it. The feedback feels organic.

    There are also more than one axis on the protagonist's tendencies than just paragon-renegade. Life isn't Light Side and Dark Side only.

    Here is the one stipulation. I like this best because I have the dialog hint icons turned off. If you turn them on, you will know exactly what response will bump what values, though you might not know what the exact value is. I think that the icons will encourage players to work the numbers rather than play a character. For the first play-through with story-minded folks, I highly recommend keeping the icons off. Play the numbers game later with Game+.

    I also like the new dialog Interrupt system. In Mass Effect 2 and 3, interrupts were based on paragon/renegade, and you just activated them without any idea what would happen other than a Red or Blue response. In Mass Effect Andromeda, there's just one kind of interrupt, and it quickly tells you in one word just what you're going to do if you choose to do it. I'll bet that you will be able to deduce what kind of reaction and opinion the interrupt will illicit before activating it. It makes me feel more in-control than poking-and-hoping.

    I still don't know what the big deal is about character faces and Human animation. I haven't seen anything rage-worthy. Heck. I haven't seen anything annoy-worthy. Maybe I'm giving it more leeway because I am taking a less-than-serious path with the protagonist (of course). I get the feeling I'd have the same opinion if I was trying to play a serious or ruthless character.

    (The temporal antialiasing doesn't need to be a thing. That was extremely distracting. Turn that thing off. Kill it with fire.)

  • RTX soon?

    1 day ago

    JDunlap The Dude

    So, friends! Who's going to RTX this year? I have my weekend pass and I've applied to be a SideQuest Spectre again!

    Also, let's just say I'm also going to apply for a panel... I think you know which one. *cough*

  • It's the most wonderful time of the year!

    21 hours ago

    Danielle /\

    Hey all!

    It's RTX time and I'm super excited. My hotel is all booked, my flight is all set and I'll be in Austin from july 4th- july 11th! I can't wait to be back in Austin and surround myself in an awesome environment. :)

    As for life things.... life has been life. I'm currently in the midst of making plans with the boyfriend to move come next March, so that's been fun! We're really excited to finally be able to live in Texas for good instead of visiting once or twice a year!

    I hope all is well with you guys!

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