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  1. That's a horrible analogy that you have there. If I see a construction worker there, literally it means that something is getting done, and that I can reasonably expect the sidewalk to get fixed. Real-life experiences have confirmed as much. Additionally, I can ASK the construction worker what's going on, and what the ETA is on the sidewalk's completion. Your analogy would be sufficiently less horrible as follows: You wanted to walk on the left side of the road, but the sidewalk is dug up. There's no construction worker around, nor any signs of work progress. Peeved, you go to the other side of the street. Two weeks later, the sidewalk is still dug up, and no construction worker is around, nor are any signs posted. None of the neighbors have been given any notifications or updates either. With a defeated sigh, you acknowledge the uncertain fate of this left sidewalk, and proceed to cross the street. Fin.
  2. Are the new pieces recorded with a live orchestra as well? I vaguely remember the Kickstarter meeting the orchestration goal, but that was for the main game. Disclaimer: I have yet to play the game yet, so I haven't a clue what the music sounds like, and it would be nice if some of the important themes are orchestrated with live players.
  3. I agree with your sentiments 1000%. It really makes me second-guess going for a physical rewards tier for any future kickstarter they plan on having; what's the point of having a physical disc if it's so badly supported? It's barely better than having a physical disc that simply has a Steam installation file. The radio silence on both this issue and the Avellone novella is pretty disconcerting.
  4. That's good to hear; I definitely would have been disappointed if they just completely dropped support of the physical DVD rewards, leaving me unable to play the White March with the DVD install.
  5. So I have the physical DVD installation of POE that I received through Kickstarter. Is this compatible with the GOG expansion pass? If not, how would I play the expansion with the DVD install that I have on the computer?
  6. PRAISE BE TO ODIN, I got an automated e-mail from Paradox saying my regular physical box has shipped (I live in California, USA) and is expected to arrive before the 12th! I'm guessing it has ver 1.04, or if they're really pushing it, possibly 1.05 on the disc.
  7. I don't think anyone, anywhere, has received the regular physical goods (a few have received the Collector's Edition version from what I see in these forums). The lack of communication from Obsidian/Paradox is unacceptable.
  8. I don't mind the wait at all, but Jeebus, the radio-silence regarding shipping of the physical goods is downright unprofessional. If either Obsidian or Paradox just gave us even a tiny update every 2 weeks or it would have been fine. At first they said they'd release it, then they said after 1.04, and now with 1.06 beta out on Steam already and ready to release, we STILL hear nothing about it. If possible, I would even prefer my physical disc to have the "final" patch integrated into the installer for archival purposes, but seriously, Obsidian/Paradox needs to have better communication with physical rewards backers.
  9. By HAND too, no doubt. I have yet to hear anything about my non-collector's edition boxed copy.
  10. Hmm, well since I personally have never seen any such Quark, much less in that flavor (zing!) in my local supermarket, which I believe to be extremely well-equipped, I find your "evidence" underwhelming at best. And even if I did fine it, it can't REALLY be a quark now could it? Real quarks can't possibly be made in Vermont. So HAH *pfffttt!*
  11. Wow, I go away for a few hours and now we have hardcore human-caused climate-change denialists, to go with denialists for systemic racism and sexism. What next, I don't suppose any amount of scientific and clinical research will make you believe in the safety and efficacy of vaccines either? Or perhaps the moon landing was faked? Or perhaps evolution by natural selection and genetic drift is an evil progressive ploy meant to poison the minds of the vulnerable young? What I really don't understand is how people can claim that the evidence doesn't add up, or that the experiment is poor, when they've very likely never done a single day's worth of scientific research on said phenomenon that they deny, yet think themselves as capable enough to invalidate hundreds or even thousands of peer-reviewed literature. That is truly jaw-dropping. Do you believe in the existence of quarks? What's that, you do? Well okay, prove that they exist. What's that, you need a particle accelerator but don't have one to prove it to me? Fine, explain how it works, and what you would analyze to detect them in a hypothetical collision, and how you know that they're quarks and not some other non-fundamental particle. What, you don't know how that works either at the most intricate level? THEN WHY THE HELL DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE EXISTENCE OF QUARKS??
  12. Oh that's rich, so you're basically saying that peer-reviewed research, cited by hundreds of other researchers in the field, is BS because of words and terms you can't understand? I'll admit that I don't either, and that's fine, because it's not in a field that I am technically versed in. That you can simply toss aside peer-reviewed literature without actually knowing the terms, terms which are likely very relevant in the field, as shown with the top article from 1986 being cited 1863 times, shows your complete bias in the topic. I'm curious, are you equally skeptical about human-caused global warming as well?
  13. Yep, the same Ferguson that the Justice Department, in its report, refers to as possessing institutional racism against primarily black people: "...Ferguson’s police and municipal court practices both reflect and exacerbate existing racial bias, including racial stereotypes. Ferguson’s own data establish clear racial disparities that adversely impact African Americans. The evidence shows that discriminatory intent is part of the reason for these disparities. Over time, Ferguson’s police and municipal court practices have sown deep mistrust between parts of the community and the police department, undermining law enforcement legitimacy among African Americans in particular." But go on.
  14. Well, I guess if you really just stick your head in the sand and not pay attention to what's going on in Ferguson and South Carolina, I suppose this can get you started, assuming that you're acting in good faith and want to learn something and not asking for scholarly articles for the sake of asking for scholarly articles, and that you will actually read at least the abstract, and respond accordingly about whether actual, peer-reviewed literature is a high-enough bar to meet your standards of "evidence." Institutional racism against black people in the process of hiring, cited 317 times (unfortunately it's not free to view the whole paper). Systemic racism (a book, not a paper), cited 489 times. Institutional racism against black children through labeling language sets as "pathological," cited 549 times. I will be very curious to see how you will respond.
  15. Hilarious. You point out an INDIVIDUAL as an example, and a questionable one at that, for SYSTEM-WIDE racism. I almost could not tell whether your post was intended as satire or not, until I browsed through some of your earlier comments in the thread.
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