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What is cracking TAY? Tis Thursday again and you know what that means! Bring out the bad memes! The misquotes! The custom-made and probably repeated thumbnail (but don’t tell the children! It’s disappointing!). I’m still your host and favorite Discord mod (shut up I am) Nior, and I hope y’all are having a fine week.

So new week, guess what I’ve been up to. If you guessed buried in college work, congratulations, have some imaginary candy! The end of the semester is just around the corner and for some crazy reason, every single test of every single subject will happen in the same week. YAY!

Tight schedule aside, I still got the time for video games! Last week I told you all that I finally got Yuri’s Revenge running. Well I’m happy to report I’ve beaten both campaigns and I’m happy to report, this is still C&C at its absolute peak. And because I still wanted more I went to Moddb and fetch myself Mental Omega, one the highest rated mods on the website. Let me tell you, getting this running was trouble! I had to fetch my old man’s original CD to get a very specific file so I could update the game to a very specific version and if that wasn’t enough, I had to redo the installation in another folder because the fixes I installed on my base game to run C&CNet were incompatible with the mod. Talk about roundabout.

But was it worth it? Oh, hell yes! MO is to RA 2 what Ultimate Apocalypse is to Dawn of War. You have so many options in this mod and the new factions play so different from each other, and they even have a single player campaign (and it is hard as balls!). My only real gripe with the mod is the new Faction being so grossly overpowered that it isn’t even funny.

We want war. WAKE UP!

Anyway. Time for questions comrade!

  • How’s the week?
  • Remember installation screens? What was your favorite?
  • Xmas is coming! Where’s your holiday avatars at?

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