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  1. 11 points
    Once upon a time, in the magnificent land of domesticbatterygaming.com, there was a nice crew challenge leaderboard. Everything was going perfectly for the leaderboard. It was updated on a regular basis. Life was good. But over time, updates became irregular and rarer and rarer. So rare in fact that the poor crew challenge leaderboard was beginning to wonder if it was ever gonna be updated again. Fortunately, a great hero by the name of Fido came to rescue the poor leaderboard and updated it after 20 weeks of complete inactivity (which was absolutely not his fault in the first place) The great hero promised to the leaderboard it would never see such a long period of emptiness ever again (hopefully) THE END It pains me to say it but @Banketelli's lead on me is increasing. And what's worse is that @Lann and @no_snacks are closing in FAST ! I fear my days on the podium are ending. I need to get back to business ! But if Snacks keeps his pace, we're all doomed. Impressive series of 10 podiums out of 11 weeks between weeks 157 and 167 ! Thanks to his regularity, @djw180 is now 5th and gains a spot on @Protocawl who only got 3 podiums the past 20 weeks. @zmurko is still 7th with the same total as last time but beware of @Crawford1872 now only a tiny little point behind ! @DavidCore89, doing his best interpretation of zmurko scores 0 point and remains 9th. Huge progression for @omarcomin71 who gains 8 spots and is now 10th overall. Well done ! Just behind is his bestie @pete @Potato gains 10 points and is now 12th with @Skorpion 1 little point behind. No points for @kernalhogan at 14th and the Boss @JustHatched loses 2 ranks and is now 15th. A few podiums for @Con tied with Hatch for 15th. Then we have our MIAs @desuno1 and @RichnLin, miraculously preserving their spots from 20 weeks ago. @SINISTER120 gets 2 wins and gains one spot at 19th and @Dodge loses a spot and is now 20th, tied with @Spinnaker1981. @Schumi6581 making his presence felt with 4 podiums. He enters the leaderboard at 48th with 8 points. Keep going, only 164 more points to 1st place Well done everyone ! (except Lann and Snacks)
  2. 8 points
    Found this map pretty useful....
  3. 8 points
    XDBX News!!! Your source for all things Domestic Battery Issue 65 - January 15 2019 (Written by PB76, Fido_le_muet and JustHatched) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The News In Ten (by @Pb76) 1. Lasting longer than a Showbiz couple and even outliving the incredible Venucia R30, XDBX celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary on January 28th. What started as a group of gamers who got together after growing tired of only meeting squeaky 12 year olds in Los Santos, has grown into a close knit family of like minded people. You can read how it all began here. 2. To celebrate our birthday, we are having the gaming equivalent of cake and ice cream......a number of events, on GTA and RDR, all through the week of January 21st to 27th, find out more here 3. pete_95973 Lann stormed to the top of the Butchers employee of the year Leaderboard with a $394.71 $426.22 haul. It seems the real test will be getting a good return without crashing the game. 4. The joy at topping the butcher leaderboard may have only lasted a day for @pete_95973, but he is also celebrating his promotion to vetting manager. 5. Joining Pete on the vetting team is @The_Lady_A, who makes the step up to vetting commissioner. 6. The newsletter is back! And just like the expendables, an old bloke has got some slightly less old blokes to help out, in fact the original team is back..... @JustHatched, @Fido_le_muet and @Pb76 aim to keep you informed and entertained with a fornightly newsletter. 7. Does the site need a profanity filter? There’s reasons for and against, you can have your say and vote here. Don’t worry though....with or without the filter, Dodge is still an a$$hat. 8. @JustHatched has updated the What do we call you thread, be sure to post what you want, or don’t want, to be called. 9. Fido got himself a cool new solar system Tattoo. However, NASA reports that Pluto has began drifting into deep space, it was hurt when the International Astronomical Union declared it no longer a proper planet, but not being included on Fido’s tattoo has really hit it hard. 10. And finally, Beez introduced Walter, possibly the cutest thing ever seen on our site. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (Snapmatic Celebrity Look A Like Contest Winners - @omarcomin71 and @pete_95973 as Crockett and Tubbs) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Be Sure To Note The Following Unvetted Members If You Game With Them @Aggaran (PSN = skynhammer) / @BlackRabbit (PSN = BlackRabbit-78-) / @Darealjstylez / @Ebon (PSN = Ebontune) / @Hernstack / @John Waymon (PSN = Marco77X / @Manny_AKA_Yolo / @Millius / @nickstix / @p33t0 (PSN = TheRealp33t0) / @SGT Air raid ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anniversary Events TNT (GTA) Friday January 25 at 3:30AM UTC Tip Touching (GTA) Friday January 25th at 9:00PM UTC M5 (GTA) at midnight UTC between Friday January 25 and Saturday January 26 Whacky Races (GTA) Saturday January 26 at 2:00PM UTC Two Brothers (GTA) Saturday at 9:00PM UTC XDBX vs 187X (GTA) at midnight UTC between Saturday January 26 and Sunday January 27 Gunslinger (RDR) Sunday January 27 at 3:30AM UTC Monster Truck and Air Show (GTA) Sunday January 27 at 6:00PM UTC XDBX vs STNC Sunday January 27 at 9:00PM UTC (note - if any of the weekly events below are at the same time as an anniversary event the normal weekly event is not taking place) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weekly Events Listing Monday Motor Mayhem, Mischief, and Merriment (M5) hosted by @Crawford1872 and @The_Lady_A on Mondays at 9:00PM UTC for GTAO. Whacked Out Wednesdays hosted by @djw180 on Wednesdays at 9:00PM UTC for GTAO and RDRO. Thursday Night Thunder hosted by @Dodge on Fridays at 3:30AM UTC for GTAO. Brokeback Fridays hosted by @LimeGreenLegend on Fridays at 9:00PM UTC for RDRO. Gfred hosted by @Potato on every 2nd Friday at 9:00PM UTC for GTAO. 2Bros hosted by @omarcomin71 and @pete_95973 on Saturdays at 9:00PM UTC for GTAO and RDRO. Gunslinger Saturdays hosted by @JustHatched on Sundays at 3:30AM UTC for RDRO. RSVP Reminder: - RSVP'ing for an event is very important so that the event host is aware of how many people plan to attend so that they can make the event tailored to the projected lobby size. So if you plan to attend and event please RSVP. Likewise, if you have done so and something comes up and you can not attend please un-RSVP so the host is not expecting you to be there. - To RSVP simply check the calendar for any event that you would like to attend, click on the event and there will be an 'Going' button on the right hand side. To visit the discussion thread for the event you clicked on, scroll down and click "View Discussion Topic" If you have any queries regarding this feel free to ask any Staff Member. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Have you met The_Lady_A? (Our segment where we get to know more about our fellow crew members) - by @Fido_le_muet Today, we get to learn a bit more about The_Lady_A, our new vetting commish. We already know she can kick our butts at racing but there is more to her ! Let's find out what. Hello! What's your first name and where are you from ? Alaina, and I was born in the city of Leicester in England. Answer quickly : First IRL job ? First IRL car ? Favorite meal? Married ? Kids ? Quick! QUICK! General Sales Assistant at Matalan, a budget fashion retailer (and owned by a bunch of arseholes). I can't drive so have never owned a car. [note from the editor: that's a shame!] I love way too many different foods to say just one thing! I have never been married and I have no children. When and where are you most likely to be found in GTAO and/or RDRO ? I'm most likely to be in game when there is a crew event happening, and I co-host the weekly Monday night (EU time) racing playlist in GTA. I may also be in game if there is a good double money opportunity that week or I am taking part in a crew challenge. [I really need to update the crew challenge leaderboard...] What are your hobbies outside of gaming ? I am usually listening to music and I enjoy actively finding new artists to listen to. I read a lot, both fiction and non-fiction. Walking in nature, and I am particularly fond of woodland. [You must love RDR about that. The forests are gorgeous.] Favorite video game as a kid ? There were four PS1 games that I would call my favourites: Tomb Raider 1, Resident Evil 2, Final Fantasy VII, and Metal Gear Solid. I could still probably recount the plots to all of them with a scary amount of accuracy! [Me too. Loved all these!] What ice-cream flavor is absolutely disgusting ? Anything with alcohol in it. To be honest that could apply to just about any dessert too. [Agreed] Now onto the most important question of all : milk, before or after the tea ? Always after tea, because tea needs hot water to brew correctly. I can understand putting the milk in first if you're using a teapot or making coffee, but I don't bother if I'm making it for myself. What's your take on neuroconstructivism in the evolution of interactions in plankton organisms colonies ? I'm pretty sure plankton aren't likely to become super-organisms any time soon, and are happy enough as whale food. Do you believe in aliens ? Yes, I believe that life, including intelligent sentient life, can and does exist in other parts of the universe. I find the likelihood of an alien species to have ever visited our solar system to be incredibly low, and they absolutely are not living among us and never have been. You just got a superpower! What is it and why ? Hmmm my answer depends on whether or not I also get the secondary powers necessary to actually use the power I choose (e.g. super strength and super speed would result in pulverised bones or whole body friction burns unless you had super toughness too). If being a fully fledged flying brick like supergirl or captain marvel is asking too much then I would have to go for professor X level telepathy. If the crew were to visit you, where would you take them ? A day at the sea side in the old resort town I live in, complete with donkey rides and fish & chips. Any advice for new crew members looking to fit in ? Don't try too hard to 'fit in'. We're a pretty diverse bunch so you'll have a better time just being genuine and true to yourself. Unless you're a dick, in which case how did you get past vetting? Go and do some soul searching or something. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Have you met Jjss? (Our segment where we get to know more about our fellow crew members) - by @JustHatched What's your first name and where are you from ? Jacob, and I live about 30 minutes North of Dallas, Texas. When and where are you likely to be found in GTAO and/or RDRO ? Friday nights mostly. Answer quickly : First IRL job ? First IRL car ? Favorite meal? Married ? Kids ? Construction plumbing, Ford Tempo, smoked brisket, yes, 3(13, 12, 6 weeks). What are your hobbies outside of gaming ? Watching my kids compete in sports. Son is into BJJ and Muay Thai, daughter plays volleyball and soccer. Favorite video game as a kid ? Street Fighter 2, without a doubt. Have you booze is to much for you? I was a heavy drinker in the past, now I lose the desire to drink after 1 or 2 beers. Do you believe in aliens ? I am one. You just got a superpower! What is it ? I actually already have a super power. I can find anything I've lost within seconds of asking my wife or kids where it is. If I could pick, I would take super speed or something like that. It would not be used responibly, or for the benefit of mankind. If the crew were to visit you, where would you take them to experience your culture ? Hutchins BBQ, local wildlife preserves and state parks, Mesquite rodeo, etc. Normal Texas stuff. Gun range is a must if they're scared of them. Six Flags, Rangers, Cowboys. Any advice for new crew members looking to fit in ? Try to race clean, don't be a sore loser, and play everything during vetting, even if you don't want to. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (Snapmatic Celebrity Look A Like Contest Runner Up - @Beez as inspired by American Graffiti) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parting Thoughts by JustHatched The past few days I have been thinking about everything the crew has done in the past 5 years and the issues we had getting to this point in gaming. A post in the Censorship thread had me reply about an issue from years ago that took place on the website. In 5 years we have seen people come and go and some come again. At some point in time alot of us have been ticked off enough to leave or consider leaving. We have 2 other crew form from members here because they were unhappy with some aspect of XDBX and since both crew have failed and disbanded. Through it all we have managed to press on and make this a success and even if GTA is an old game for the majority of us and RDR is still finding its feet we will continue to press forward like we always have because that's what we do. So in the next 5 years we know what it takes to be successful, we will continue to sort out our issue, work as a team and press forward. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Featured Video by @Lann) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Our crew website domesticbatterygaming.com is quite active and is a great resource for GTAV and RDR2 gamers new and experienced, sign in and join the fun. Cheers and good gaming. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Questions or Comments about the XDBX Newsletter please contact: JustHatched, PB76 or Fido_le_muet. (1 and 2 year anniversary videos)
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  5. 5 points
    this is the perfect reason to re-download gta! i might be a while waiting for our own lobbies and playlists in red dead. see you lovely folks over the weekend
  6. 5 points
    Figured since @pete_95973 and @djw180 posted where they are going I would also @WasHatched and his high school band were invited to play at Disney at the end of March, I am going with him. We'll be there for 8 days. I am a chaperone for a bunch of kids, fun fun....
  7. 4 points
  8. 4 points
    Sounds good, crew color and the Ragga Rum livery?!
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  10. 4 points
    this has the ambushes on it too(blue lines') theres an even more up to date one which had the time of day the hideouts wold spawn too. its possible it was an sp map but ill keep searching and edit this post when i find it again
  11. 4 points
    Here's the leaderboard for 2018 ! Quite different from the all time. Lann way ahead, dj 2nd and snacks 3rd just a point ahead of Ally.
  12. 4 points
    Considering I do not consider myself to be that strong in combat yet in RDRO I was really pleased with this win with this kind of margin of victory
  13. 4 points
    @omarcomin71 and @pete_95973 resemble Tomy Vercetti and Lance from GTA Vice City on that Celeb shot, heh Props on all the work guys!
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  15. 3 points
    Super useful, thanks! Looks like hitting these points might be a fun way (not necessarily the most lucrative, but fun) to start off the in the game, no? EDIT: @Pen0sIRE I had a look at this link (gamesradar) and there might be more that you could add to your map. Have a look yourself, scroll down to: Sea of Coronado Rattlesnake Hollow (next to Twin Rocks, but different apparently)
  16. 3 points
    Well, I have looked thru the entire list of words, and if we were 100% google compliant words like LMAO, crap, dumpster are filtered. Alot of words you don't think would be are. We show up on google in a alot of spots, so we aren't talking about making a huge jump up the google ranks, maybe a page or 2 and depending on the phase you search we could be on the front page or not (hence why having good content/articles with good correct titles helps the most) SO for compromise, how bout for now all racial and homophobic words get filtered and possible phrases like "juicing a dick" (yes it is in the list) get filtered. Not that we have an issue with racial slurs being used but it could happen and I think at least that would just make sense anyway Thoughts?
  17. 3 points
    ERRATUM : So... I made a mistake with the rankings above. Those are actually the results for 2018 AND 2017. So the last 2 years. The 2018 leaderboard is as follow : @Lann and @djw180 still 1st and 2nd but @Banketelli is tied with DJ ! @no_snacks is 4th. I dropped all the way to 13th... Sorry for the mic mac guys.
  18. 3 points
    So.. I didn't read any of the recent GTA updates and saw this in the gun store when I went to go replenish my ammo. I just quickly bought the Unholy Hellbringer without taking a second look at the price and now I'm near broke. Haha. It's pretty though.. now I gotta go cough up $400K to get the Widowmaker..
  19. 3 points
    10 laps done, I've concluded that the bush is a &%$# and the piece of shit toros rolls more than the fucking hermes
  20. 3 points
    Thanks for the update, nice work @Fido_le_muet Are you concerned about losing the 2nd place forever, or do you find yourself comfortable shortly getting brutaly beat by a old man?
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  22. 3 points
    Sadly my female corgi Luna Mae passed away this September. We just recently got another corgi puppy and named him Walter. With our other dog Quigley. They even have an Instagram gallery at quigleywaltercorgis.
  23. 2 points
    Almost 2 years later and a few things have been done to the old girl. Lots of cleaning, new carpets, Bonneville front seats. Added a few missing interior parts. Exhaust work. Complete suspension rebuild with a couple inches of drop. 18 inch wheels and some tint. Started blacking out/eliminating the chrome stuff. Some other things I've probably left out and LOTS more left to do.
  24. 2 points
    There's also the hideout in Rattlesnake Hollow just west of Twin Rocks.
  25. 2 points
    You’re in charge of a bunch of kids at Disney World? Is this the new Bad News Bears film?