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  • The Beta Crusade Ends, Long Live the Beta Wars! - Camelot Unchained Columns

    Torval said:

    For people who think there's no content in the article, I've boiled it down:

    Beta 1 is here.

    People are scared.

    But also, people are happy.

    Developers lose sleep when crunching.

    CSE has good tech.

    People will have different opinions on the game.

    Beta 1 will be a whirlwind of emotions.

    Edit: missed Drunk Skunk's even shorter version, oh well.

    You have "Reading for Comprehension" skill maxed! :sunglasses:

    Eh? I think all of that could be gleaned via basic common sense from the announcement consisting of "they will do a day of beta testing, it went well". Since you want to be snarky part of sophisticated use of language encompasses using the least amount of language to disseminate the information, as opposed to bloat and conflate with unnecessary words to simply fill up some predetermined word count :)

    So keep at it, but more leveling is needed to max your english skills, efficient communication inst available until rank 5!
  • Guild Wars 2 - Bill Murphy - ArenaNet and the Wisdom of Not Doing Anything - MMORPG.com

    SBFord said:
    Not offering a single opinion about this, but it's interesting and should offer some more fodder for the discussion:


    Regardless of how one feels about Price's actions and regardless of where one draws the line between rudeness and exasperation in Price's tweets, the fact of the matter is that there is an entire spectrum of responses ArenaNet could have taken, but chose not to. The company could have done anything from pulling their employee aside and discussing their behavior, to giving them an internal reprimand and offered them additional training. Instead, ArenaNet, under the clearly inadequate leadership of Mike O'Brien, made the knee-jerk reaction to fire a member of their team. No dialogue, no nuance, no empathy.

    The unethical firings of Price and Fries, together with the reactions of toxic individuals inside and outside of the Guild Wars player community, have had a chilling effect across the industry. Countless workers have been harassed over social media and many are concerned about the implications of this event, some going so far as to delete their personal social media accounts in fear of similar retaliation from hostile players and bosses. ArenaNet has signaled to the entire industry that our job security can be, and almost certainly will be, imperiled by the most vitriolic and volatile players. This event carries echoes of Gamergate, and will only embolden harassers further.
    LOL WUT?? Nothing but hypocritical word smithing to fabricate victimhood and you should be ashamed to be pushing it as something as value to think about.

    a) it clearly wasn't unethical
    b) she wasnt in anyway harassed by the person she verbally assaulted with her own bigotry.
    c) It was far beyond "rude" even after the person died from cancer she has to press the attack one final time  informing the world of her glee that some innocent person was finally dead.
    d) it was not the first time she treated others like this.

    Yet maybe the worst part of the sewage you tossed into the fray is the fact they try to speak out against social media bully DEFENDING THE PERSON WHO WAS THE PERPETRATOR OF THE BULLYING. Price is the DEFINITION OF TOXIC.

    It was interesting....interesting how someone could be so delusional as to defend her actions and have the gall to pretend she was a victim somehow. The only chilling effect is that somehow these insidious individuals have managed to integrate themselves into the power structure of our world and even have tangible influence...truly frightening.
  • Guild Wars 2 - Bill Murphy - ArenaNet and the Wisdom of Not Doing Anything - MMORPG.com

    These types of articles and the gaming media's response in general are the very reason terms like SJW and feminist have garnered a negative connotation.  This is why trust in mainstream media is at an all-time low in America.

    You can't fight fire with fire here.  Specifically when that fire is not even controlled, but sprayed about ignorantly, setting the entire village aflame with no regard as to who gets burned.

    I'm actually trying to look at it from all sides. And it seems to me that the only person who really got "hurt" from all this may have been Peter Fries. 

    You keep saying this type of things on the forum replies but its clear from anyone objectively reading your article that its simply not true Bill. Your entire article tried to switch the blame to A-net, at every opportunity tried to marginalize HER behavior She was FAR BEYOND "a little rude" she was factually a sexist bigot and down right evil "glad they are dead". I am not sure how you can defend her hate speech....actually I do know you are in the same twisted ideology camp. Sorry we all know this article's tone would have been far different if it was a male (hell you wrote it about her not the man who was fired for doing far far far less need I say more?) it came through very clear in your overt bias in the article. Oddly enough most every reply you have made literally contradicts the tone and statements of your article.

    The pandering doesnt stop either as you push the same SJW crap we are all tired of erroneously being shoved down our throats example? Your assumption she had to endure terrible treatment as a women in gaming... please stop with this epic distortions and flat out misinformation, you know nothing of her treatment yet assumed it was poor?? in the process condemning males in a bigoted way the assumption being "hurr derr guys are sexist jerks who treat women poorly".

    Its about time all of these wacko leftists start getting consequences for their outrageous hateful speech the double standard in this country has become sickening where people on the left say the most vile things about others and even advocate violence against people whom they disagree with and nothing is done to curb the behavior so it just keeps getting worse each passing day.
  • Russian IP Blocks Keeping Players from the Games They Love - MMORPG.com

    Russia don't have a chance, but can you tell me how did US manage to elect Trump? I mean he obviously have IQ that's lower than 90, which makes him unfit to be the cleaning lady in the White House let alone the Head of your country.

    He won the usual way, getting more Electoral College votes than his opponent. That, and being born in the U.S., are all that is required.

    As such, at the time, the election results shows the majority of voters disagreed with your assessment of Trump, or preferred him over Clinton regardless.

    Modern politics is often more about perception than truth, form than substance, charisma than platform. Many of the electorate simply lack the knowledge to make an informed and considered vote, whether by choice or circumstance. Also, many vote based on emotion rather than reason.

    The genuine merit of an individual (which is itself often a matter of opinion) can easily get lost in the shuffle such that the impact it has on the election result can be minimal.

    Literally my point. Trump got elected on charisma and ignorance on voters side.. That's worse in my eyes and what's more surprising is that he still hasn't been impeached after all the crap around him, yet an outstanding president like Clinton who arguably is among the best presidents got impeached over what every second man in power do when no one is watching ;)

    My point is not to judge other people let alone whole countries when people are so misinformed.

    Nothing wrong with opinions, but judgement's are a bit...

    Btw this is coming from someone who isn't a particular fan to Russia... I don't really like the country for some of the crap it does, but I don't hate the people for the crap those in power do. That's what I'm trying to say.

    lol wut? Hillary was an awful candidate, Bill clinton was a sexual predator (100% documented and verfied), while some metrics of his presidency were favorable in a very short term outlook its clear most of them were VERY detrimental long term, he actually was not a very good president. The reason all of america's jobs were moved overseas was because of bill clinton, the reason almost all news media outlets are controlled by 5-6 mega corps now who use their platforms as propaganda machines was because of new law change introduced by bill clinton.

    You are entittled to your opinion but to suggest Trump beat Hillary due to ignorance of voters is simply wrong, in fact you could make a far stronger argument the fact he didnt win by an utter epic landslide shows the ignorance if anything. We have immense information now which is verified showing how utterly corrupt hillary and the democratic party have been conducting themselves for the last few years. You can blame the mega media complex that came to exist because of bill clinton for the perception of how trump is some awful person as they spew endless unbased lies to slander him just for example "he hates jews" because of the Clash in SC because he equally condemns both parties for all of their poor behavior "anti semite" yet Trump has unilaterally provided Israel ten times more support than Obama ever did yet not once did the media suggest Obama was an anti semite while he is buddies with louis farakhan (they even suppressed a photo of Obama and Farakhan arm in arm to ensure Obama was elected). Wanna talk about voter ignorance ?? lol.
  • Russian IP Blocks Keeping Players from the Games They Love - MMORPG.com

    3dom said:

    cheyane said:

    I feel sorry for Russian gamers.

    cheyane said:

    I feel sorry for Russian gamers.

    You shouldn't, 76% of them (or their parents) have voted for this president and his government just few weeks ago, they get exactly what they wanted and deserve.

    LOL? Say what? Here we go you some rando across the world "know whats best for russians" and well 76% deserve the horror show that is not being able to access a video game for a few weeks? you know nothing of the russian people (i dont either btw) and clearly 76% used their free will to make a choice they wanted. I mean they could easily make the same claim for any american president that was elected and your response would be?

    Novel idea mind your own business when it comes to other countries and their cultures you know not what the people there want/need/desire The vocal minority with their agenda do not speak for the majority. Let's be truly honest adults for a moment...and I say this as an avid video gamer, Video games are a unproductive and even destructive force that serves no purpose in society other than wasting what is actually valuable time that could be spent doing useful things. It makes people lazy, its consumes time that otherwise could be spent accruing valuable knowledge/work to make lives better.

    TLDR beyond satisfying our own personal addictions to waste away having fun as a matter of fact the world would be a better place without video games. If we took all the hours wasted making and playing video games and put them towards building homeless shelters working to create food, volunteering to help needy people in a zillion different ways the world is factually better off. Just some perspective.