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  • New Zealand - Loot Boxes Not Legally Gambling, UK May Beg to Differ - News

    laserit said:
    gervaise1 said:
    DMKano said:
    The issue is education.

    So I say lets turn this issue upside down.

    Teach about gambling and addiction n schools, alongside  probability and statistics as well as basic money mangement.

    Give kids a chance - pun intended ;)

    That would cost real money! Might impact "tax cuts".

    Much better - surely - to turn the clock back to those "good old days" when 7 year olds were down the pits and in the weaving mills. And working 12 hours days would mean they had no time to indulge.
    Still exists, only difference is that it's not happening in your own back yard.

    You unconsciously/unknowingly support child labor by buying many products produced by child labor.
    Especially clothing.
  • Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen - Our TwitchCon 2017 Chat with Brad McQuaid & Corey LeFever -

    Very glad PVP is not part of core design. Dont like PVP, have tried it in a few games, just not worth the tears from PVP players that disagree with this mechanic or that spell damage. Most PVP players I talked dont care about anything else except PVP and themselves, and god forbid they are forced into PUGs, we'd never hear the end of it for weeks.
    Any type of PVP in MMOs used to work fine before other types of games, MOBAs mostly, did it without level or gear disparity and became mainstream.

    When MMOs these days try to do MOBA-like quick match PVP, the comparison with those other games is inevitable because we all know how they work.

    What MMOs can provide that MOBAs can't is the 24/7, persistent, large scale, group-based PVP just like DAoC used to do. In that type of PVP it's all about the group and you can minimize the impact of individual disparities.

    As a matter of fact modern games that still do large scale PVP provide much more of that sense of old-fashioned community than any of their PVE play. It's why some of us still seek that type of game play.

  • PUBG Team Apologizes for Inappropriate Female Model on Test Server - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds -

    SBFord said:
    jj7009 said:

    Who is shaming people who dont want it. They already have options as in PUTTING THE STARTER PANTS ON. No one is forcing you to run around in underwear. You wouldn't stop a free the nipple campaign over someone else getting offended, you wouldnt say the people who dont like it are shamed. What kind of backwards logic is that?
    Dude, chill. I am not offended and my exact words were "I'd venture most women..." That means it's my personal guess. Shouting down people who may be offended (which I am not, just eyerollingly bemused) by telling them they're "prudes" or "uptight" or "have no right to take this out of my game" in an effort to stifle conversation is wrong. It's equally as wrong the other way 'round. It just seems the loudest screeching on this issue is coming from those who think it's not a big deal and no one should be bothered by it. 

    Well, to some folks, it is. Their voices matter too.

    Personally, I don't play PUBG and I could care less if it's there or not. But it was over-the-top because no matter what anyone says, that ain't comfortable. ;) 
    It's almost as if it hasn't occurred to them that there may be other reasons for finding this sort of thing tacky in games.

    I have zero problems with titillation, real world or virtual. But I would rather keep that somewhere over there away from cheapening games.

    Hell most of us feel the same way. If not, Scarlet Blade would have been huge.

    And like you, stuff like this in games also makes me envision pre-pubescent boys chortling.
  • PUBG Team Apologizes for Inappropriate Female Model on Test Server - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds -

    Sovrath said:

    I"m starting to think that people who are pointing fingers at SJW'S are the same type of people, just a different side of the coin.
    I've thought that for a long time. Hell, if anything, they seem to be much more obsessed with the topic, never passing up an opportunity to label others SJW, than those they're calling that.
  • The mellee healer

    Wizardry said:
    "melee skills to heal" i wouldn't like a game like that because it doesn't make any sense at all.

    Healing should be some form of magic or science aka potions etc etc.

    There is nothing any less or any more "magical" about healing coming out of a dedicated skill that heals and one that is reactive based on doing some other action - melee for the sake of this discussion.

    You really should get out more and try other games.