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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delayed?
51. Re: Wasteland 2 Delayed? Aug 3, 2014, 00:31 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 19:12:
A negative opinion isn't the problem. It's when it's a poorly thought out ignorant hit-and-run, quite often based on not even reading the linked article but just making assumptions based on the blurb or title.

To be fair, I think we've all done that at times. I know I certainly have.

But I saw nearly all of his posts anyway because people quoted him to dismantle his weak arguments.

Which is why I'm saying people need to stop doing that then. If you feel he's trolling, don't reply. (Not you personally, I mean everyone.) Whether you achieve that through an ignore button or through just skimming past whatever he writes, whatever.

But right now we're in a situation where he posts an opinion on something and 15 people jump down his throat. And it gets REALLY boring to read through over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

Yes, we could all avoid all this if we just disregarded his posts. But getting everyone on board with that at the same time is going to be problematic if not impossible.

Granted, but every big change has to start small somewhere. If everyone stops immediately blasting him for everything he says, he'll either keep doing it and nobody will bother to reply anymore, or, who knows, he'll up the quality of his posts. (ideally anyway.) The one thing we know for sure is that constantly jumping down his throat and bitching at him DEFINITELY isn't going to change anything, and yet it's all we basically see anymore.

The best solution is never the solution that requires the rest of the community to adapt or change the way they post just because of one guy.

My big problem with it is that he just posts an opinion. Like I said, I rarely agree with it, but it's an opinion, and I don't see why his opinion isn't worthy of being posted.

I'm rarely in favor of banning someone, unless it's a total worthless shitheel like trollindunder who did nothing but make personal attacks in 50% of his posts, and the other 50% were efforts at turning everything into his political shitshow. The last thing I want to see is everyone here just all posting the exact same thing, because that'd get really boring in a hurry.


Most posters here try to substantiate their points and we can have some really good debate and discussion. Willfully ignorant hit-and-run posting adds nothing of value.

I will agree to that, but it's not as if that's all he does. I'll agree to that classification in the cosplayer thread (where I ignored it), but in this thread that's not what he did. He stated the opinion that they could just as easily release the game and send the physical rewards out later. There's nothing wrong with that opinion. People are free to disagree with it, but I don't see why that opinion required people jumping down his throat and turning this into yet another 40 post thread of people bitching. It's almost become automatic by now it seems.

If he bothers you guys that much, STOP FUCKING TALKING TO HIM.

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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
15. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 3, 2014, 00:12 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 19:25:
Because it's the job of a society to protect the weakest... what kind of argument is "then don't use it" .. that can only come from someone with ZERO understanding of children. If that kinda logic would work on them the world would be a better place indeed....

I have plenty of understanding of children, seeing as how I have taught teenagers for nearly ten years. It's staggering how the simplest solutions never seem to occur to them.

Teen: "I'm worried that if I send a stranger a picture of myself through Snapchat, they'll do something so they can keep the picture forever!"

Me: "So don't send them any pictures."

Teen: *vapid blank look*

Me: *swallows the suggestions to not use Snapchat to begin with.*

God forbid if you're not on ALL the same apps as everyone else is, because OH EM GEE THAT WOULD BE, LIKE, SO LAME.



Redmask wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 20:04:
People can still use the app to spread information about you to others is the issue people are having. The anonymous nature of it makes it more likely for that information to be negative. I don't think its a big deal but any time you say the word bully people get all in a huff.

This is no different from any of a dozen other applications that they use. Kids will gossip/bully other kids behind their backs in real life, they'll sign up with a fake FB account and do it, etc. It's not as if this Secret app is suddenly creating an entirely new world of bullying heretofore unseen.

I don't agree with bullying, btw, but this whole "OMG THE GUY WHO MADE SECRET WANTS TEENAGERS TO KILL THEMSELVES!!!!!! WAAAAAH" hysterical insanity is fucking ludicrous.



 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 2, 2014, 19:06 Creston
 
I don't get the whole problem either. It's an anonymous messaging app, that's apparently being used to hide bullies.

Here's a hint, teenagers: Don't use the fucking app. That way you don't see people bullying you. OMG ITS FUCKING MAGIC

Idiots.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2014, 18:59 Creston
 
"decades of confusion?"

Seriously? Who on earth thought that Gorman was talking about a race called the Xenomorphs, rather than obviously just referring to an alien whose existence had been explained to him by Ripley.

That article is just filled to the rafters with assumptions, and quite frankly most of them are wrong.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delayed?
49. Re: Wasteland 2 Delayed? Aug 2, 2014, 18:50 Creston
 
Sho wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 16:29:
They cause a disconnect between what you're seeing and what others are seeing, and thus a breakdown in communication and social cohesion.

It's a forum on a website, Sho, not the United Nations grand council. Nothing of any worth is being produced here, and there is nothing gained or lost by people either getting along or not getting along. Nobody's going to go to war over a lack of communication or social cohesion.

It's a message board. Some people don't like seeing certain other people's posts, in which case they either need to ignore that person, or really just shut up about it.

Every time Cutter posts, and I'm not saying that I agree with him on most matters (I certainly don't agree with his opinion on Wasteland 2), there are 15 people bitching about it, then 10 more people bitching about that. I guess in that way it's sorta similar to our House Of Representatives now, where they all just bicker and bitch like children in a playground.

However, here nobody is paying anyone to get shit done, so how about we all either just stop bitching about other people bitching like Jerykk suggested, or learn to use the ignore button if you can't ignore someone on your own cognizance.

The only real fix is for communities to learn how to expell toxic individuals before they cause irreversible harm -- and people reaching for the ignore function actually is part of that harm.

No, it isn't. A person who is toxic to me may not be toxic to you, and vice versa. While I will agree that Cutter tends to be more negative than positive about stuff, in the end all he does is post an opinion on some news about a game/dev. Last I checked, in a free country, he is allowed to have that opinion be negative.

Shit starts to go to hell when people bitch about his negative opinions, then others bitch about that, and blam, another entire thread derailed into nothing but people bitching about bitching about people having negative opinions. And why? Does anyone seriously believe that it's going to change anything? It's even more pointless than most political threads, where the moron lefties and the moron righties are yelling at the other side that THEY are the ones raping the world while their own party is a slice of heaven and always right.

It's also worth noting that seniority is no defense for bad behavior. You need to not be an asshole every single day anew.

I'm fairly sure Blue doesn't give two shits about people's 'seniority' when he decides to remove posts or ban people entirely, and I've never seen anyone claim any kind of seniority status on this board to begin with.


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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Aug 2, 2014, 16:29 Creston
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 18:42:
Creston wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 11:44:
Zombie DLC... FFS, Rockstar.
Did you ever play the Zombie DLC for Red Dead Redemption?

No, because it seemed stupid. Zombies in the Wild West! Zombies in Modern Day LA! Zombies in the Bayou! Zombies in your pants!

Not every single fucking game needs a fucking zombie DLC...
(though in GTA5 it'd actually be more fun than in RDR, as there are tanks and airplanes etc in it.)
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 2, 2014, 16:22 Creston
 
1) Facebook
2) Facebook
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10) Facebook

 
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News Comments > Stained Steam Key Resolution
1. Re: Stained Steam Key Resolution Aug 2, 2014, 16:21 Creston
 
I appreciate all helpful suggestions.

You mean the ones where people said that they paid for something, and you are supposed to deliver what they paid for?

 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delayed?
45. Re: Wasteland 2 Delayed? Aug 2, 2014, 16:20 Creston
 
Well, this thread went nowhere in a hurry.

Hint: Use the fucking ignore function. Frans made us one for a reason. Every one of these 30 post bitch fests about people complaining about people complaining is all so pointless.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 2, 2014, 16:15 Creston
 
Don't fly drones over our police stations. We do that to you, it shouldn't happen the other way around. Trust us, we're the good guys.  
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News Comments > TOXIKK Announced
10. Re: TOXIKK Announced Aug 2, 2014, 13:28 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 13:14:
Creston wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 12:52:
So it's Quake then?

I think it's Unreal Tournament with Quake weapons. This could pretty easily be a mod of UT3. Not a bad thing at all, IMO.

UT3 was just trying to be Quake anyway. (Which I always hated, as I enjoyed the original UT far more than I ever did Quake.)
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 2, 2014, 12:58 Creston
 
Please either write a serious story (as serious as games get, anyway), or write something that totally takes the piss at itself and everything and is there for shits and giggles.

Don't do another one of these horseshit experiments like you did in Far Cry 3 where you try to dance the middle line, and the writer afterwards tries to pretend it was all tongue in cheek when the attempted serious parts of his story get written off as garbage.
 
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News Comments > Facepunch Reveals Deuce
4. Re: Uhhh...no. Aug 2, 2014, 12:54 Creston
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 00:34:
Tennis crossed with Street Fighter?! How is that even possible? One is a ranged activity, the other a melee.

It's the kind of dumb crap that you'd expect to hear coming out of some cuntnozzle at a publisher.

"It's like Mario Kart meets Aliens meets Dance Dance Revolution! But then Rogue-like!"

 
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News Comments > TOXIKK Announced
8. Re: TOXIKK Announced Aug 2, 2014, 12:52 Creston
 
So it's Quake then?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2014, 12:48 Creston
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 17:14:
Air braking.


In vacuum?

he might be referring to the thing they did in the movie 2010 when they had to slow down and basically skimmed off the planet's atmosphere it was kind of awesome because the whole ship was shaking and everybody was shaking and shitting themselves I thought that was one of the coolest parts of the movie.

Trying to do that when you're going near lightspeed would not be a Smart Idea(tm).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2014, 12:47 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 17:11:
from what i've read they have no idea how it works. it was built first, and then the theories started coming in afterwards. NASA's own paper specifically mentions it doesn't want to get into theorizing and is just a proof of concept of the machine itself.

Well, at NASA, yes. This theory has been around for awhile, I think I first heard about it somewhere in the mid to late 2000s. It's basically a derivation of the Ion Thruster principle (though that still requires a small amount of mass to be used as propellant) that they started messing with and came up with this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2014, 12:44 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 22:24:
Oh, responded in the other one - just feeling old.....saw a story over at Destructo about "what was the most influential game in your life". The responses were laughable...most started with super nes games...so I guess they are all youngins over there. I posted multiple games, starting with commodore 64 up to early PC stuff....

Damn, "influential". That's a hard one to come up with...

I'm gonna go with Ultima 3:Exodus, maybe. That was about the first game that ever made me go "Holy crap, there is a version available that looks better?" and made me get a new system for it. (I was playing the C64 version, got an Amiga for it, IIRC.) I also later bought it for my PC.

If I go with the game that really made me think about what I was doing and why I was doing it (in game), it'd be Ultima 4.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delayed?
11. Re: Wasteland 2 Delayed? Aug 1, 2014, 22:35 Creston
 
nin wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 21:54:
Creston wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 21:23:
So... should all backers have gotten a beta key by now? Or do you need to retrieve that from somewhere?

I believe you log into your wasteland account (https://rangercenter.inxile-entertainment.com/login) and it's there (under game keys)? If you never registered, you want to use the email address you pledged with (that's how they verify who you are and what you get).


Thanks buddy
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delayed?
7. Re: Wasteland 2 Delayed? Aug 1, 2014, 21:23 Creston
 
So... should all backers have gotten a beta key by now? Or do you need to retrieve that from somewhere?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2014, 16:24 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 14:51:
Creston wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 12:59:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 12:27:
Am I the only one who really wants this EmDrive to actually work? This is probably the best news i've seen in months.

It works. It's only been the US that somehow still seemed to believe it doesn't work, even though it was already validated more than once.

The theory has been around basically since the 60s, but it took awhile for man to build a working prototype. A similar concept exists for a drive that works by pushing aways photons, IIRC.

It gives only a tiny, tiny amount of thrust, but once you're out of the gravity well, it's plenty to propel basically anything. And since you can keep thrusting indefinitely, you could theoretically get up to quite near light speed with it. (I'd just hate to have to sit there and wait the 7000 years it'd take to slow back down again. )

Air braking.


In vacuum?
 
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