They are also using COBOL......
It is a fairly easy system to learn. Played it for a few weeks. I wasn't a big fan of the setting though. Well, not even the setting, I guess it's mainly the society v tech v magic v faith thing. I guess it bugged me that if my elf tried to use a shotgun, the chances of it malfunctioning were too great. If it wasn't for that fact, think I would have liked it.Looking to run TORG: Eternity shortly. Its easier to learn a new system as a player than as a GM.
I know it's not the best time, but I quit my job a couple weeks ago. Since I quit, no unemployment, but I was deeply dissatisfied with my job and the coronavirus just made the place so much worse. It was affecting me too greatly and I knew I had to quit if I was ever going to look for something new. I had been planning on quitting beforehand, but then I delayed because of the coronavirus. I didn't realize how much I needed a break until the company claimed they were essential. I knew at that point if I didn't quit, my attitude was going to get me fired and figured I'd leave on a positive note rather than a negative one.I start work again on Monday. I still have not received any unemployment.
Well, for what it was designed to do, COBOL was (and might still be) the best language. Yes, it is a very wordy langugae. One very big advantage though is that it is easy to read the code and see what it does. If I recall correctly, at one time it was the langauge with the most lines of code written in it.They are also using COBOL......
the issue is that COBOL isn't really taught anymore Wanted: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claimsWell, for what it was designed to do, COBOL was (and might still be) the best language. Yes, it is a very wordy langugae. One very big advantage though is that it is easy to read the code and see what it does. If I recall correctly, at one time it was the langauge with the most lines of code written in it.
When I were studying, I saw a poster where they compared different programming language to cars.
- Assembler was a dragster. It could only go straight ahead, and only under certain conditions.
- Pascal was a Volkswagen Beetle
- ADA was a green Mercedes Benz. If it was good enough for generals, it was good enough for you.
- Smalltalk was a clown-car with no stearing wheel and no seats. It was not designed to be used by humans.
- COBOL was the large diesel-powered 18-wheel truck.
Yeah, one of my groups ended up using this. None of us have completely transferred our characters online though (used to meet in person with physical character sheets), but that's because we're playing Savage Rifts and roll20 doesn't have appropriate character sheets for it. So we just plugged in the important stuff. Our character sheets are saved in a shared dropbox folder, so though we aren't the type to cheat, he can see our stuff if he needs to.I’m trying to figure out the roll20 website. Making all the characters in it for our game to continue