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Signed On Jun 2, 2005, 22:47
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News Comments > Essay Required to Unban Fallout 76 Cheaters?
24. Re: Essay Required to Unban Fallout 76 Cheaters? Dec 26, 2018, 21:27 Asmodai
Fortunately I never bought the POS and I don't cheat, but I think my essay, in that scenario, would be...

"Thanks. Don't bother unbanning me!"

Seriously, the game is a turd and a cashgrab turd to boot. Banning might be one of the best things Beth can do for you.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Nov 30, 2018, 18:57 Asmodai
Players made a report about bad behaviour outside the game, bad behaviour got punished.

Storm in a tea cup as usual. Oh dear, it's terrible to not have a totally convenient way of showing off the thinnest skin on the planet. /eyeroll

Of all the things that should be fixed in Fallout 76 (including, ya know, the entire fucking game), an in game report system is pretty low on the list of priorities. Particularly since we know now that the sensitive souls at Beth are willing to leap in to action at the sniff of immature idiocy.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2018, 02:43 Asmodai
jdreyer wrote on Nov 29, 2018, 15:03:
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2018, 12:24:
It’s unclear what would happen if the world’s disease-causing mosquitoes were done away with. The ecological role that mosquitoes play hasn’t been thoroughly studied, though some scientists suggest we might be just fine without them.

Yeah, we all hate mosquitoes but every time man gets involved in this sort of thing it all ends up going horribly wrong and leading to the apocalypse because no one had the foresight to see any of the myriad unintended consequences of such actions. Like it or not they play an important role in population control and the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I'd have no problem with it but only if you can demonstrate unequivocally this isn't going to come back and bite us in the ass so to speak. If nature wanted them gone they'd be gone, but they're not.

What could possiblie go wrong? Uh possibly go wrong.

I dunno, we killed off the dodo, and nothing bad happened. It's not like we will be able to eradicate them everywhere all at once anyway. We should do it somewhere small and isolated like Hawaii, and see how it goes.

The dodo was an isolated species on borrowed time, uniquely suited to it's microcosm and ill equipped to deal with anything else.

Mosquitoes, for one, provide an abundant food source for many animals higher up the food chain. Plus, plug a common bacteria in to any animal that has such a short generational gap and multitudinous numbers and eventually the few mosquitoes that breed will be superior via evolution or survival of the fittest.

Man is incredibly arrogant when it comes to thinking that it can cure nature. Every time we stomp around, some unintended side effect (often involving the annihilation of other more benign species) occurs. I'm in favour of trying to control disease vectors but to wipe a species out deliberately? Treading on dangerous ground there imo.
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
18. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 19, 2018, 04:17 Asmodai
Seems ridiculous to me that people make the assumption that every German was a nazi (and every ally was as pure as the driven snow). How about the greatest mass rape in history when Soviet soldiers raped their way through Berlin at the end of the war? Do we see anyone complaining about playing Soviet soldiers despite everything Stalin did, including genocides that made Hitler look like a rank bloody amateur?

I'm certain that any story featuring a German protagonist in WWII would be portrayed as either an average soldier, or a guy that ended up changing sides or trying to get out. I just don't see what the problem is (unless we're talking about SJW snowflakes, in which case the problem is they are thin skinned fuckwits...)
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2018, 06:47 Asmodai
Creston wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 13:10:
Girl children are substantially less annoying than boy children.

Yeah, it's totally not annoying when my sons cousins (both girls) used to bully him (including punching him) and he'd come home and ask me why it's okay to stand up to bullies, but not okay to hit girls...

3rd and 2nd world, sure, girl children have a shit time of it for the most part and it deserves a lot of attention. First world? Girls are spoiled with advantages most boys will never have. Never getting called toxic because they had the fortune to be born with a vagina for example.

Google "International day of the boy child" sometime... This is the first thing that pops up:

International Men's Day is followed by Universal Children's Day on 20 November, forming a 48-hour celebration of men and children, respectively.

Then there's this...

Protecting the girl child is equally important. Some of us would be aware that since 2012, the United Nations marks 11 October as the “International Day of the Girl Child“. The obvious question is – why have we not dedicated a day that focuses on the Boy Child? We must not allow the continued imbalance of the gender scale. We cannot ignore that without a focus on both the boy child and the girl child, gender equality is not a reality.

And of course searching for day of the boy child inevitably brings up a few stories on the first page about day of the girl child... Equality yo!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2018, 20:06 Asmodai
The article re: the hoaxed gender studies papers was just fucking pure 100% gold...

I particularly love this retort.

“What strikes me about stunts like this is their fundamental meanness,” Sean Carroll, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology, wrote on Twitter. “No attempt to intellectually engage with ideas you disagree with; just trolling for lulz.”

Seriously, people have tried engaging for years. Misogynist, homophobe, transphobe, islamaphobe is the standard response. As for mean? Seriously? All men are rapists, all men are oppressors? 'Not all' is a cop out? Masculinity bad! /facepalm

Best bit was when they quoted Mein Kampf and changed certain bits so it related to feminist studies rather than Hitler stuff and it was fucking lauded as brilliant...

Another classic was a paper done in 6 hours that was based on an online "emo teen" poetry generator which was cleaned up and presented as the musing of a bitter feminist.

When the peers reviewing the paper are so ignorant and ideologically misguided that they think Hitler's thoughts transmuted to feminism are great, you know there's something very wrong going on. Boghossian and co. intend to do more of this sort of thing. I think they will have a slightly harder time now they've fired shots across the bow, but I'm confident they'll still be able to get some glorious tripe legitimately published.
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News Comments > Bungie Announces Bungie Rewards
8. Re: Bungie Announces Bungie Rewards Sep 6, 2018, 03:13 Asmodai
jdreyer wrote on Sep 5, 2018, 12:58:
I hate these goddamn "loyalty" programs.

It would be fine if it was a "ice cream on top of the cake" rather than "dirty bandaid on disemboweling..."

I do not mind value add incentive programs like daily login rewards to good games. Emphasis on the "good" bit... =)
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Announced
2. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Announced Sep 1, 2018, 06:24 Asmodai
Original was kinda fun although it got a bit same old towards the end. Hopefully they improved on the original.  
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News Comments > SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos
7. Re: SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos Aug 31, 2018, 23:14 Asmodai
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 21:51:
Here is the idea replacement tattoo.

Your post at least gave me a laugh. Some twat who dislikes Trump got Trump's name permanently tattooed to his flesh...

Let that sink in for a bit. Doesn't actually matter that it replaces the rug with a poop, Trump is important enough that the wanker in the photo decided to permanently commemorate him... =D

But I figure it's a symptom of your sig, ie. following some inane law where you give up the ability to use your brain and instead follow the sheep. My rule for news? Do my homework, find out if it's true or not (regardless of source) and then make up my mind.

re: the story (rather than the pointless political grandstanding), it's hilarious just how badly the narrative contradicts itself. Everyone who doesn't submit to PC belief system is a facist/racist/nazi etc, but a games company can't depict symbols of such on prison inmates, who typically overrepresent in these categories.

And of course polygon reported it... X D
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News Comments > Riot Commits to Change
30. Re: Riot Commits to Change Aug 30, 2018, 03:48 Asmodai
And before anyone joins Seph on the 'ass in the clouds, head in the ass' brigade, I did read the article and there was some wacky shit going down there.

I firmly believe that rather than just addressing the problem directly with some firings, they are doing this purely for the brownie points from people who won't even play their game. More power to em for throwing away money for pyrrhic gains, because we all know that as soon as they step out of line, any fans garnered by them will immediately turn on them. The left eats itself, that is well known by now. Fix your shit and stop pretending to be white knights.
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News Comments > Riot Commits to Change
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News Comments > Champions Online Turns Nine
1. Re: Champions Online Turns Nine Aug 24, 2018, 04:24 Asmodai
Kinda sad, I loved my shadow/psi toon in beta (even wrote a proper RP backstory about her), got to max level in 3 days and realised that the last 3rd of the game + end game was completely empty of anything resembling coherent content.

When it went F2P, I returned briefly only to find my toon was locked behind a paywall (dual class toons are not F2P) and the F2P offerings were crap. Never looked back and can't be fucked doing it now...

Pity, because it still has one of the best character creations in the MMO world. Pity about how badly the rest was muffed up.
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. removed Jul 10, 2018, 07:04 Asmodai
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News Comments > 2018 Steam Top Sellers
2. Re: 2018 Steam Top Sellers Jul 5, 2018, 21:42 Asmodai
Good to see Kingdom Come doing so well despite the waaaaaaaaah over lack of "cultural diversity".  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 6
1. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 6 Jun 15, 2018, 06:19 Asmodai
Call me silly, but 50% "choice of gender" + 8% female lead = 58%...

Vs 70 odd % where you have a choice + male. So 12% difference overall.

My what a fucking tragedy... Gotta love Femme Freak trying to stay relevant.
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News Comments > Anthem Trailer and Details
14. Re: Anthem Trailer and Details Jun 9, 2018, 23:58 Asmodai
Love the remix of that song though... =)  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse May 30, 2018, 03:17 Asmodai
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2018, 00:08:
Aren't streamers getting monies via patreon and donations? Wtf is this study?

Yet another opportunity to bitch and moan about a system where women aren't automatically thrown money for being women...

Do a great job and grow your channel, you'll make money. Until YT decides you're not politically correct and torps it all...
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News Comments > TerraTech Free Weekend
2. Re: TerraTech Free Weekend May 23, 2018, 01:46 Asmodai
Had it for a while, the new release is kinda fun but get's same old same old kinda fast. The campaign seems more like a tutorial series buffed up by standard fetch/kill quests. The building for vehicles is cool though (you end up with some monstrous vehicles...)  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 18, 2018, 19:04 Asmodai
Creston wrote on May 18, 2018, 18:51:
Alright, here's what we'll do. We'll ban videogames for a year.

Then, when we've seen that doesn't work, we're gonna ban guns for a year.

At the end, we'll pick the real culprit. Deal?

Fuck you NRA.

How about we ban idiots looking for a silver bullet solution to a very complex and layered problem?

Hell, why don't we ban men while we're at it??

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2018, 04:27 Asmodai
Cutter wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 15:36:
Oh absolutely. The hard science has been in on booze for decades now. There is no upside. Or at least the upside is entirely negligent when compared to the downsides.

Enjoyment? Relaxation?

By that logic, why eat anything that isn't strictly 100% healthy for you? Why even consider things like flavour? Make the whole thing strictly utilitarian...

What a fucking awful existence.
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