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    [–] The way the Horde is acting in Battle for Azeroth makes no sense. (Spoilers for Battle for Azeroth). thefezhat 2 points ago in wow

    But the heroes weren't a threat to the fodder. They weren't even a threat to the Lich King who, according to the ghost of Terenas, is less dangerous than an uncontrolled Scourge. The inescapable conclusion is that Arthas always had the capability to overrun Azeroth by letting the Scourge rampage and just... didn't.

    [–] Can these kinds of people just fuck off. thefezhat 10 points ago in MonsterHunter

    Who the hell wants that? I mean I'm sure there's some dope out there who does, but I strongly doubt they exist in any meaningful quantity.

    [–] What's going on with the UN and anime? thefezhat 10 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    There's no borderline here. The border that justifies outlawing child porn is the victimization of real children. Drawings can't victimize children, so that line doesn't apply to them.

    [–] What's going on with the UN and anime? thefezhat 6 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Well I certainly hope you've never defended violent video games, otherwise I'll be forced to judge you as a strident and passionate supporter of images of brutally murdering innocent people.

    [–] What's going on with the UN and anime? thefezhat 18 points ago * (lasted edited 17 hours ago) in OutOfTheLoop

    This is a pretty decent summary of the issue that explains the potential danger to manga, anime, and artistic expression in general. Though it was written in response to a 2016 proposal to ban depictions of sexual violence, the same arguments still apply.

    Edit: Another good discussion of the issue from author Neil Gaiman.

    [–] Blizzard CM Bornakk discusses titanforging with forum-goers at length. thefezhat 1 points ago in wow

    You have a seriously warped and incorrect perception of what the average mythic guild does. The vast majority of Mythic-clearing guilds don't do any split runs at all, much less multiple. The kind of grind you're talking about is not the standard. There are loads of guilds that don't subject themselves to that kind of stuff and still get Cutting Edge consistently. Source: I was in one of them before I unsubbed.

    [–] What's going on with Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack? thefezhat 25 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Which media outlets are burying this, exactly? I see it on the front pages of CNN and MSNBC.

    [–] Blizzard CM Bornakk discusses titanforging with forum-goers at length. thefezhat 1 points ago in wow

    Right, and that fact stems in large part from the same design choices that led to the attitude I'm describing.

    [–] Blizzard CM Bornakk discusses titanforging with forum-goers at length. thefezhat 62 points ago in wow

    Modern WoW has cultivated this bizarre holier-than-thou attitude against those who enjoy comparing themselves to and competing with other players. The desire to distinguish your character through gear and accomplishments has helped to drive MMORPGs for well over a decade, but people seem keen on just erasing that history and pretending that players should be satisfied with the intrinsic fun of doing stuff - how many times have you seen a raider's complaints about gear dismissed with "you should raid for fun, not gear"?

    [–] Blizzard CM Bornakk discusses titanforging with forum-goers at length. thefezhat 8 points ago in wow

    More accurately, it's a slot machine on top of a slot machine. One slot machine was alright, but shit gets ugly when you start stacking them on top of each other.

    [–] Blizzard CM Bornakk discusses titanforging with forum-goers at length. thefezhat 3 points ago in wow

    Nonsense. Blizzard has said plenty of times that forging is partly meant to give players something to pursue when they would otherwise be capped on gear. Even if they hadn't, you can't just put something in the game that can be chased and then say "oh but you're not meant to chase it so any problems that arise when people try to chase it aren't our problem."

    [–] What's the deal with Donald Trump declaring a national emergency? thefezhat 1 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    No, I don't agree with that. If I ask you to pay for something, I'm asking you to pay for it, not to buy some stuff from me so that I can turn around and pay for it with the money from our trade.

    [–] What's the deal with Donald Trump declaring a national emergency? thefezhat 1 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Which is still us paying for it, not Mexico. We could use the money from the trade deal on something else.

    [–] Gotta get them 3 salmon. thefezhat 0 points ago in 2007scape

    You could also just 3/4 item it.

    [–] “They’re more attractive than real boyfriends.” Inside the weird world of Chinese romance video games thefezhat 3 points ago in Games

    I almost missed it myself, so I can't really blame you. It's easy to miss if you don't take a moment to consider the implications of the scene and just choose based on the face-value text of the options.

    [–] “They’re more attractive than real boyfriends.” Inside the weird world of Chinese romance video games thefezhat 15 points ago in Games

    ...well, mostly.

    Which makes it that much better, really. KS doesn't define its characters by their disabilities, but it also doesn't try to pretend like the disabilities aren't a major part of their lives. Lilly needs help to go shopping, Shizune has an interpreter, Hanako's emotional problems stem directly from her physical ones, Emi has to take care of her prosthetics or risk hurting herself, Rin needs help to get dressed, etc.

    It never ceases to amaze me how such a nuanced and thoughtful portrayal of disability came from 4chan, of all places.

    [–] “They’re more attractive than real boyfriends.” Inside the weird world of Chinese romance video games thefezhat 3 points ago in Games

    Shizune's path makes me sad. I like her character, and there were some flashes of greatness in her story (the scene on the roof with Misha is one of my favorites in the game), but it feels like they had too many ideas for her and didn't manage to flesh any of them out. Jigoro feels like he doesn't belong in the game with how over the top his character is, Hideaki serves no purpose, Shizune's daddy issues go largely unaddressed, and her conflict with Misha is "resolved" in a pretty unsatisfying way.

    [–] “They’re more attractive than real boyfriends.” Inside the weird world of Chinese romance video games thefezhat 14 points ago in Games

    Not really nonsensical, it's pretty clear what she's asking you to do if you pay attention to the context of the scene. She invites herself into your room, closes the door, sits on your bed, complains about how lonely she is, and asks you to comfort her "just this once"...

    [–] GTA 4 flashbacks thefezhat 59 points ago in BikiniBottomTwitter

    "It's just alpha, they'll fix it by release"

    "It's just beta, they'll fix it by release"

    "Newly released games always have problems, they'll fix it soon"

    "They'll fix it in the next major patch"

    "They'll fix it in the next expansion"