Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Strangely suboptimal shipping shenanigans

A few days ago I bought a new graphics card on Amazon, and, well... let's just say the package tracking shows the postal system could do with some improvement. My package arrived at the nearest major city this morning, 50 kilometers away from here (not giving names for obvious reasons), so logically the next destination should be my town, right? Nope. It got sent all the way back to Montreal, which is over three times as far. Brilliant job, guys.

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  1. Yeah package shipping isn't exactly accurate. I can't count how many times a package was supposedly already delivered yet the delivery didn't actually come until a week or so later. Though I think the whole thing where packages move around randomly could be a glitch of some kind, since I've had packages being shipped from China go to the U.S, come to Ontario (where I live), and then suddenly pop back up in China. Not sure how it happened but the package was listed as being in China until it was actually delivered to me.

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    1. 4 GTX 780-ti's ready to run in quad SLI.

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  3. Oh my I guess my chances of ever randomly hearing one of your angry screams in montreal are real slim then

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  4. I finally got a chance to get my 3DS connected to the internet. I went and added everyone who posted in the "I need more friend codes!" post way back then. My friend code is 2148-8301-3369. If anyone wants to add me/add me back, kindly reply with your friend code so I know who's who. I still don't know what's in my safari, but I've beaten the game, so I have all 3 pokemon in it. Thanks a bunch, guys!

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    1. I added you, but you had not added me yet. My Friend Code is 5198-3791-4322. I have a Fire Safari with Ponyta, Pyroar and Ninetails. So if you really want a Drought Ninetails for some reasons, you can easily find one in mine.

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    2. Added you back. I already have Ponyta and Pyroar safaris (I even managed to catch a shiny Pyroar yesterday =D) but I definitely appreciate Drought Ninetails! I finally found out what my safari is, and it's Fighting type with Machoke, Pancham, and Riolu.

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    3. I added you yesterday, but I couldn't find even one Riolu. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I was online at the same time you were when I went to the Safari, but I could only find Machoke and Pancham. I think have an idea on what I need to do, but I'm wondering if anyone else has the actual answer.

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    4. In my experience, the third pokemon doesn't show up until I see the other person online and playing pokemon at the same time as me (as in, if they're online but not in-game or vice-versa, then it won't work) and their avatar shows up on the safari select screen instead of being a blank question mark. I was bouncing on and offline a lot since I have to reconnect to the internet in Pokemon each time I go to check my friends list, so maybe that was the problem. I'll try staying connected for a prolonged period, so hopefully you can catch me online tomorrow.

      Interestingly enough, I've managed to find pokemon with hidden abilities on them when the person owning the safari wasn't even online. I didn't know it worked like this, but apparently once the player's avatar is no longer a blank question mark, their pokemon always have the possibility of having their hidden abilities. I thought they only had the chance to have their hidden abilities for as long as the other person was online, but this is way better!

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    5. Your avatar was already in the in-game PSS friend list when I was in your Safari, but apparently the avatar still didn't register into my Safari select screen until just recently. So I guess it takes awhile for it to register? I was connected to the Internet in-game for quite a while, so I know I was online the same time you were for a significant period of time. I was there when you changed your message to "Shiny Pyroar :D"(congrats, btw). Then again, I didn't check to see if other people's avatars were registered into the Safari list, since I caught them online as well. Ah well, as long as the problem is now resolved. Just out of curiosity, whose Fire-type Safari did you get the Shiny Pyroar from?

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    6. I believe it was yours, actually. I found it while hunting for Gale Wings Fletchinders. So thanks! =P

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    7. Seeker of All Formulas, I don't think you posted in the other thread, so I added you here. My FC is 4253-3489-4647.

      I haven't reached the safari yet (about to do the 7th gym). Can somebody tell me what I got?

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    8. Added you. You have a Fighting-type Safari with Throh and Mienfoo. The third Pokémon will appear when you beat the game. Be sure to tell us when you do so we will be online when you are(that's how it appears), if you can.

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