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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Tomorrow
13. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Tomorrow Aug 15, 2012, 01:12 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kosumo wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 00:55:
I'm going unemployed beggar, though will most likely end up a sex worker.
Oh of course. Sex worker is so OP.

Anyway, I'm gonna wait a month or so and see how things pan out before deciding whether to take the plunge.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition
1. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 19:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 

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News Comments > TF2 Mann vs. Machine Update Wednesday
27. Re: TF2 Mann vs. Machine Update Wednesday Aug 14, 2012, 14:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
DG wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 13:27:
Verno wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 08:38:
For the life of me I don't understand peoples fascination with Horde mode. The AI is always bad and the mechanics are mind numbing in their simplicity.
Sometimes I come home from work and want something that is as far as possible the opposite of a hard day's work: mindless, non-frustrating, easy gratification.

That said, I'm struggling to recall a good horde game other than L4D segments.

There used to be an Unreal Tournament mode/mod like this. Can't remember if it was UT or UT2K4 though. Was a lot of fun back then though.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2012, 14:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
mag wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 12:17:
I'm torn. From hasn't done a PC port before, and if this one doesn't sell they'll never do it again.
If they don't do it again, then no great loss. Yeah, the game may be good, but when they release unplayable crap on the PC, they're still not gonna get my money. They know what they did wrong. If they want to release on the PC in the future, they know what they need to fix. I'm not going to pay them for doing it completely wrong.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2012, 13:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Article summed up in meme form:

Step 1: Buy crappy PC ports
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Awesome PC ports for everyone!!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2012, 11:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 11:12:
Man, I completely disagree. Don't buy the game. Developers DO know that it didn't sell well because it was a shitty port. This is always a big concern internally for companies and a lot of companies also plan accordingly. Don't buy the game. If they don't want to cater to PC gamers, others will fill the void and they'll get all our money and we'll get much better PC games.
Exactly. I'm not throwing away my money on a crappy port. That doesn't encourage publishers to create good ports, it simply rewards them for half-assing on the PC version. They'll realize this on their own, it's not like the reviews don't mention it or that the forums won't be full of posts about it. If they don't get it, then good riddance. I just won't be buying from them.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Online Kickstarter Homestretch
8. Re: Shadowrun Online Kickstarter Homestretch Aug 14, 2012, 00:08 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 22:51:
I actually thought the prototype videos looked pretty cool. However, I'm not a big fan of MMOs and the business plan doesn't inspire much faith. If you pay $25, you don't have to pay any microtransactions for the original campaign. But how much content will that campaign actually have? They've stated that they will release additional campaigns further down the road, with each costing ~$40-50. Until I know how much content will be in the OC, I'm not willing to lay down $25.
Pretty much this ^^

I was completely on board for Shadowrun Returns, but I just can't see putting money on this one with what they've told us so far. Since I assume they would have told us more by now if they had anything to offer, I don't hold out much hope for this being worth it.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup
19. Re: Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup Aug 13, 2012, 16:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 14:27:
Again, Rock Paper Shotgun (a pretty reputable PC centric site) went through Gearbox's claims with a build near gold and verified them
Got a link to the RPS story? I can't find it on their site, but would love to read it.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
94. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 12, 2012, 22:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 22:46:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 22:10:
Thanks for the armchair psychology lesson Dr. Phil. Maybe we should discuss your irrational belief that those whom you disagree with must be mentally defective?

Only those that are, Springer.


Thanks for validating my theory there. Nothing left to discuss here. I'm done.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
92. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 12, 2012, 22:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 18:56:
Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 12:13:
"Being gay is normal. & Being gay is not a choice."Wrong. I don't care what anyone says, you or the egghead community. If you insist that it is, let's see the proof. Show me the 'gay gene'. You can't because it's bullshit.

As a gay man I will never stop finding this hilarious no matter how many times I see it.

Yep, I totally chose to be part of an oppressed demographic that has to constantly deal with people like this telling me I'm a sub-standard human being while treating me worse than other people at the same time.

I mean, how does anyone actually think this works? Do some kids in school have secret meetings once they get to a certain age where they weigh the facts vis-a-vis vaginas versus dicks and come to a conclusion on which is better?

Lots of people are always looking to be victims. Especially in the US with your 'sue your problems away' mindsets.

You might say "But a mentally stable person would never do that!", and that's what I'm saying. You aren't.

Neither are the misguided people who defend you so fervently. They are the reason people want to be victims in the first place. They have irrational need to defend people(by oppressing opposing views, hello witches.) and if they can't find someone that deserves it, they will make one up.

Your country is 21 flavors of fucked. This is just one little facet of why. Actually it's more of a symptom I'd say. (only referring to the US cuz according to one douchewad, that is the subject in this topic..)
Thanks for the armchair psychology lesson Dr. Phil. Maybe we should discuss your irrational belief that those whom you disagree with must be mentally defective?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
81. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 12, 2012, 16:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 12:14:
Beamer wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 11:06:
It isn't because I disagree with your point of view, it's that your point of view is de facto disrespectful. You're arguing that other people deserve lesser rights than you. Why should anyone respect that?

You've stated that before, and I asked for quotes that prove it. You can put up, or be a liar.

You have repeatedly made the point that the problem here is that gay people don't hide it well enough rather than the problem being the assholes that bully and abuse them. Yes, there will always be assholes, but that doesn't mean it should be acceptable, and the fact that non-hetero people are targeted so frequently makes it quite obvious why they'd want a safe place to game.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
66. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 12, 2012, 00:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 00:02:
heh yes feign ignorance now. Do ignore that you just made a statement speaking for a particular group. Are you that group? If not, then how do you know?

People are killed because of their race and religion faaaar more than any other groups. They also like to have their little 'safe' groups, and I disagree with that too. Thanks for asking.
First of all, we're talking specifically about the US here. What happens in other fucked up places in the world is not relevant to this issue, as this has to do with US culture. In the US, gay people face more abuse, including violent abuse, than just about any other group. FBI hate crime statistics show nearly 20% being based on sexual orientation. Religion beats it out, but just barely, and that includes all religions. Race accounts for nearly half, but again, spread across all races. So, as a group, non-heterosexual people face a rather exceptionally high amount of hatred in this country.

As for speaking for a group, I don't see why I need to be in the group to see the hatred directed at them all over the place. I'm sure one day it will be different, but for now, they face the kind of prejudice that other minorities have faced in the past. Sad that these things have to be repeated because of petty, bigoted people.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
64. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 23:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 23:51:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 23:43:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 23:01:
Ohhhhh... how perceptive of you. You've foiled my diabolical plan by carefully discerning my "bigotry." How about you explain it to everyone else? With quotes! Because otherwise, if you can't directly quote where I have blindly held to my beliefs without hearing or addressing the opposing viewpoints (that being the definition of "bigot"... sound familiar?), then your entire screed is nothing more than your own delusional projection.

I look forward to the quotes.
I'm not bothering to pull the quotes. Anyone who cares to can go back and read what you wrote. You seem to think it's fine for Chick-Fil-A's CEO to speak against gays, but bad to boycott them because of it. You've made several comments about how gays being open about their sexuality are inviting the abuse. You concede a point about how incidental comments can out someone as gay, but then simply dismiss it, claiming they shouldn't have their own gathering. Try making a decent argument that isn't bigotted on its face.

Game. Set. Match.
My thoughts exactly. You just go on ignoring the arguments and spouting your nonsense.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
62. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 23:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 23:37:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 23:36:
RailWizard wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 23:20:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 22:52:
You couldn't care less what kind of abuse and bullying gay gamers have to deal with.

On the internet, everybody bullies everybody. Gays just think they can leverage their new found sympathy to receive some special treatment where everybody still gets bullied except for them.
Right. Because everybody gets bullied like they do. Because bullying gays is just as unacceptable to most people as bullying blacks, hispanics, christians, jews, etc, right? What planet do you live on?

Well to paraphrase previous posts... How would you know?
How would I know what? Whether they get bullied more? Whether its accepted more? What planet you live on? What exactly are you asking?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
61. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 23:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 23:01:
Ohhhhh... how perceptive of you. You've foiled my diabolical plan by carefully discerning my "bigotry." How about you explain it to everyone else? With quotes! Because otherwise, if you can't directly quote where I have blindly held to my beliefs without hearing or addressing the opposing viewpoints (that being the definition of "bigot"... sound familiar?), then your entire screed is nothing more than your own delusional projection.

I look forward to the quotes.
I'm not bothering to pull the quotes. Anyone who cares to can go back and read what you wrote. You seem to think it's fine for Chick-Fil-A's CEO to speak against gays, but bad to boycott them because of it. You've made several comments about how gays being open about their sexuality are inviting the abuse. You concede a point about how incidental comments can out someone as gay, but then simply dismiss it, claiming they shouldn't have their own gathering. Try making a decent argument that isn't bigotted on its face.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
59. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 23:36 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 23:20:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 22:52:
You couldn't care less what kind of abuse and bullying gay gamers have to deal with.

On the internet, everybody bullies everybody. Gays just think they can leverage their new found sympathy to receive some special treatment where everybody still gets bullied except for them.
Right. Because everybody gets bullied like they do. Because bullying gays is just as unacceptable to most people as bullying blacks, hispanics, christians, jews, etc, right? What planet do you live on?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
54. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 22:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 22:20:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 22:09:
WarpCrow wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 21:50:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 20:48:
And all from a simple, yet irrefutable, idea: "On the internet, they only way someone knows you are a gay gamer is if you decide it's so important that you must tell them..."

Or if you mention your SO, or if you happen to remark that someone or a character in a game is attractive, or if you mention in passing any number of things from your daily life that identify your sexuality but you have the luxury of taking all of that for granted. So yeah, if you just ignore anything but talking about games, you could probably hide it. Most people, straight and gay, don't do that, nor should they have to.

Exactly. He believes that it's ok to speak out against gays and slander and defame them all you want, because they have it coming for not hiding it well enough apparently. Yeah, he doesn't really make any sense. He sure thinks he's some kind of intellectual giant making these ridiculous arguments though.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the textbook example of the strawman logical fallacy. Tell me, oh great mind-reader, what the rest of the mere mortals here are thinking right now... Worship
Keep dodging buddy... you've revealed your own bigotry time and again here. You couldn't care less what kind of abuse and bullying gay gamers have to deal with. You just don't like the fact that they don't hide the fact that they're gay. If incidental exposure didn't lead to all manner of abuse, they wouldn't need their "safe place". It's assholes like you that make that necessary.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
48. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 22:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
WarpCrow wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 21:50:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 20:48:
And all from a simple, yet irrefutable, idea: "On the internet, they only way someone knows you are a gay gamer is if you decide it's so important that you must tell them..."

Or if you mention your SO, or if you happen to remark that someone or a character in a game is attractive, or if you mention in passing any number of things from your daily life that identify your sexuality but you have the luxury of taking all of that for granted. So yeah, if you just ignore anything but talking about games, you could probably hide it. Most people, straight and gay, don't do that, nor should they have to.

Exactly. He believes that it's ok to speak out against gays and slander and defame them all you want, because they have it coming for not hiding it well enough apparently. Yeah, he doesn't really make any sense. He sure thinks he's some kind of intellectual giant making these ridiculous arguments though.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
20. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 12:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 11:37:
LOL! Pot, meet kettle.

I think it is hilarious that you would advocate for tolerance while being totally intolerant of opposing viewpoints.

Let's take your first complaint, shall we? If gay people would like to express their heartfelt beliefs that what they do is normal and natural, I think we'd both agree they have every right to do so in the public square. If they wanted to do so in a gathering designed to make them feel comfortable, we'd also agree. But do those who believe that what they do is not normal have to be silenced? Do those who don't agree have to acknowledge and approve?

Would you agree that a person who feels that gay behavior is not normal has just as much right to speak about it in the public square? To create places where they feel able to gather and feel "safe" in their opinions? Of course, there would be consequences. Would you support someone being fired or their business being boycotted because they support gay marriage? So how about Chick-Fil-A?

My biggest problem with those who wish to show how much "better" they are than everyone else through their "tolerance" is that they are just hypocrites. Discussion of social issues (especially stuff having to do with gay issues) usually ends up being free-speech-for-me-but-not-for-thee.
You've established already that you're not ok with people being openly gay and "making a big deal of it". But you're ok with Chick-Fil-A making a big deal of being against them? You have no room to call anyone hypocritical.

No one is denying anyone's basic civil rights in this argument. There are no laws that treat gay people differently (cite one if you disagree... I want to see the "if you are hetero then X, if you are homo then Y").
No, the laws are simply written in such a way as to preclude consideration of those who are gay. Much like if we had laws that said you can marry any person of the same color as you. We all still have the same rights, but it's quite obviously a discriminatory law. You can continue to be willfully obtuse about it, but there's really no hiding the fact that it's discrimination, plain and simple. There's no argument against it that isn't based, at its core, on simple prejudice.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
14. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 01:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 21:23:
How would I even know? Unless, of course, someone makes a big deal out of it...

Nice to see you are against harassing people based on their group membership! I agree. Which reminds me, I'm a little hungry. I think I'll go grab a Chick-Fil-A sammich...
Yeah, so nice that their CEO didn't make a big deal out of it. Oh wait...
 
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