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On 2/8/2020 at 6:23 PM, Melusina said:

1) grimdark fantasy is overrated - it's just fad that got elevated because of vocal snobs

2) sci-fi setting is very niche

3) real time with pause isn't turn based - I like both and if you can't play real time with pause click here like turn based here's tip -> let your toon do stuff real time, don't press pause way too often - hence the name real time with pause

4) the long game development means nothing in terms of squishing bugs or improved quality

5) saying classless system offer myriad of classes is stupidest thing ever - classless system is system without classes

6) cartoon graphic are my favorite graphics and definitely wish there's more of that in gaming industry

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7) bard class, with proper setup, rocks. No, seriously, BG series dropped a ball here, NWN2 and even NWN 1 bards were better than BG2 bards.

 

Moral gray areas in games are a lie. Trying to give players two equally valid moral sides (NCR vs Caesar's Legion for example. Or Jedi vs Sith) has never worked, as the sides have never been equally valid. It all is a result of ingrained post-WWII propaganda, from when certain governments found themselves needing to make acceptable that they were supporting Nazi collaborators/organizations in various countries.

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On 3/1/2020 at 2:44 AM, Haljamar said:

Bethesda lost me with their dumbed down spellcrafting, weak story, nerfed magic system, and the same old repetitive dungeons in Skyrim. Bioware lost me when they went full SJW, and released microtransaction filled crash happy games.

"SJW"...What the Hell does that even mean?  The only thing I can formulate from that is "someone who isn't a white supremacist/nationalist".  I can understand being annoyed with raging xenophilia, but the other end of the spectrum on that issue is equally annoying.

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One can dislike one extreme without symphatizing with the other extreme. Spectrums, political or otherwise, have this nice feature where there's sections inbetween the two ends.

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3 hours ago, ComradeMaster said:

"SJW"...What the Hell does that even mean?  The only thing I can formulate from that is "someone who isn't a white supremacist/nationalist".  I can understand being annoyed with raging xenophilia, but the other end of the spectrum on that issue is equally annoying.

On the Codex or Reddit, it means you said racism/sexism is bad.

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1 hour ago, Malcador said:

On the Codex or Reddit, it means you said racism/sexism is bad.

I'll stay away from them I guess, sounds like a cognitive death trap waiting to happen.  

Prolonged exposure to "You're either with us, or you're an advocate for white male genocide" will drive you to either join them or actually advocate that.

Idiocy.

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4 hours ago, Skarpen said:

I'm actually inclined to agree with the Criticism section of that page

The horseshoe theory has been criticized by those from both ends of the political spectrum who oppose being grouped with those they consider to be their polar opposites, while also being criticized as an oversimplification of political ideologies and ignorant of fundamental differences between them.

Simon Choat, a senior lecturer in political theory at Kingston University, criticizes horseshoe theory from a leftist perspective. He argues that far-left and far-right ideologies only share similarities in the vaguest sense in that they both oppose the liberal democratic status quo, but the two sides both have very different reasons and very different aims for doing so. Choat uses the issue of globalization as an example. Both the far-left and the far-right attack neoliberal globalization and its elites, but have conflicting views on who those elites are and conflicting reasons for attacking them.

For the left, the problem with globalisation is that it has given free rein to capital and entrenched economic and political inequality. The solution is therefore to place constraints on capital and/or to allow people to have the same freedom of movement currently given to capital, goods, and services. They want an alternative globalisation. For the right, the problem with globalisation is that it has corroded supposedly traditional and homogeneous cultural and ethnic communities – their solution is therefore to reverse globalisation, protecting national capital and placing further restrictions on the movement of people.[16]

Choat also argues that although proponents of the horseshoe theory may cite examples of alleged history of collusion between fascists and communists, those on the far-left usually oppose the rise of far-right or fascist regimes in their countries. Instead, he argues that it has been centrists who have supported far-right and fascist regimes that they prefer in power over socialist ones.[16]

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16 minutes ago, the_dog_days said:

The exact same thing as Alt Right: they are both meaningless and can be used to mean whatever you want.

So if someone attacks "SJW's" or declares themselves "Alt right/Nazi"  should I just shoot first and ask questions later, w/o trying to get an explanation or testimony?

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7 minutes ago, ComradeMaster said:

So if someone attacks "SJW's" or declares themselves "Alt right/Nazi"  should I just shoot first and ask questions later, w/o trying to get an explanation or testimony?

You should always shoot first.  In the end, God will know His own.

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This topic took a crap turn. Let's get it back on track.

Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior is better than Fury Road.

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2 hours ago, daven said:

This topic took a crap turn. Let's get it back on track.

Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior is better than Fury Road.

Someone claims otherwise?

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8 hours ago, ShadySands said:

Not sure that's gaming related either

Of course it is. Those movies were based on the Mad Max video game. Duuuuh

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I hate boss fights. Now I just turn down the difficulty so I can blow through them.

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Threads like these inspire people to show their true colors, and that's how we like it.

 

I hate Old Skool CRPG's, burn them and their Nazi fanbois to the ground.  And Bethesda to, they are both 2 sides of the same neo fascist coin.

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4 hours ago, ComradeMaster said:

I hate Old Skool CRPG's, burn them and their Nazi fanbois to the ground.  And Bethesda to, they are both 2 sides of the same neo fascist coin.

It's almost as if different people like different things!

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1 hour ago, Skazz said:

It's almost as if different people like different things!

Unbelievable!

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1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

20) Final Fantasy Type-0 - PS4 - 58+ hours

21) Journey - PS4 - 9+ hours

22) Dark Souls II - PS3 - 210+ hours

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Do you have a list so we can conform to appropriate like behaviour?

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Just imagine a world though where everyone would be playing Mordheim, Majesty, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Anno 2070, Child of Light, Desktop Dungeon, Armello, and where Dawn of War would not have gotten two sequels.

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