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by Koa
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 776477

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

The general skill of players related to their league has fluctuated a lot over SC2's life, and it's mainly due to changes directly by Blizzard. They've experimented a lot with increasing and decreasing the size of bronze league and where the system prefers to place people. It seems like they've sett...
by Koa
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

There's a process, it just costs more money than the pension is worth and has no guarantee of success. There's not a lot of legal precedent about flagrant abuse of presidential power, because usually it would cause issues even with their own party. GOP is complicit, so there's zero accountability, a...
by Koa
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 2017 in review
Replies: 1
Views: 432

2017 in review

Huh? What? Oh. 2016 2015 2014 Hollow Knight is my GoTY. It has strong artistic cohesion. Ori and the Blind Forest is a somewhat similar game, and both are pretty to look at, but for some reason Ori didn't leave a lasting impression in terms of art-style/world/sound. Hollow Knight alludes to a greate...
by Koa
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 623
Views: 86865

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The story trailer for the new God of War is amazing.
by Koa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

@Thesh It is dangerous and sickening and all that. But I would never attribute the actions of those in power to the desires of those who support them so crudely, especially with hyperbole. It comes off as nonsense to the supporter and they stop listening, at best. I instead probe their beliefs and p...
by Koa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

So that's what the genuine worries of concerned citizens looks like.
by Koa
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Net Neutrality and Gaming
Replies: 37
Views: 2670

Re: Net Neutrality and Gaming

Super BunnyHop made a video on it.. He outlines the situation, then goes through predictions and raises further questions. It's probably going to be the best resource for this topic.
by Koa
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts
Replies: 26
Views: 2139

Loot Boxes and Battlefronts

The Star Wars Battlefront reboot releases in 2015 as a success despite a significant portion of gamers feeling it was a barebones release specifically due to the lack of a campaign. There was some P2W backlash but EA ignored it and it died down after release. Meanwhile, Overwatch releases and many c...
by Koa
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

Putin's press secretary said they didn't discuss meddling. Trump spoke to reporters on AIr Force One and said he had brought it up. He called the directors of the IC political hacks, called Comey a liar. So, undermining US agencies to side with Russia's good word, and yet Russia doesn't side with hi...
by Koa
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6608
Views: 776477

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Has anyone tried the Axiom mod? https://www.axiommod.com Essentially a lot of macro has been simplified or removed. It's mostly the same game, except for health being doubled which will do things like devalue attack upgrades and mess with spell balance. A lot of the changes seem clever so I played a...
by Koa
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

Trump boasts about being humble You couldn't make this shit up. I showed this to a supporter many months ago, who is still waist deep in the crazy. Their response: "Well maybe he's right. Maybe she doesn't know. I don't know how well researched she is on him." I paused for a second to let...
by Koa
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 623
Views: 86865

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I've been playing the starcraft remaster. It's worth it alone for matchmaking and sub-minute queue times. Back in the day there was a lot of idling looking for games and no guarantee that you're playing against anyone near your skill level. Communities form around that issue. Now you can just hit a ...
by Koa
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

It's a scribd option. The text is encrypted in a very simple fashion, and then it gets decrypted live using javascript for display. When you copy it you're copying the original encrypted text without the javascript decryption. It's a little obnoxious.
by Koa
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 623
Views: 86865

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Shotgun Spoiler Expansion on SOMA The idea of the Ark and the general reason for all the disarray were very interesting. The virtual consciousness thing was good. The body swapping was okay. The robot killing was a little strange. I guess it was playing a little on a neat reveal about the robot or h...
by Koa
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 623
Views: 86865

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I don't think SOMA really followed through too well either, as the dialogue never really advances the themes so much as it's just about a clueless person who is reacting to them. It's a more traditional game with enemies and an endless quest of fixing the station, and while it's probably the weakest...
by Koa
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

Opposite conclusion? I saw a miss is all, there are going to be many more chances. The main limit is time, time for the public to forget, time for the seeds to grow, time for complacency, time for elections. We're all very quick to forget the nature of fascism, where it comes from and what it looks ...
by Koa
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

I heard him say that on Fox today and it got a laugh out of me. It doesn't get much more inane than that. I would be interested to hear if conservative media is running with it. It's the same old tactic though. The American public is deeply confused about what is going on, so as soon as something ag...
by Koa
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

It's hazardous to consider that someone who thinks Trump is less complex or intelligent is doing so simply because of political disagreements. Полезный идиот. He's definitely complex in the sense that he's a great case study but that's not necessarily the same as being complex in the non-caricature ...
by Koa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tabs vs Spaces
Replies: 209
Views: 116165

Re: Tabs vs Spaces

It seems like a survey asking programmers what they use rather than looking at what they end up with after a program likely autoformats, along with other weird questions like cat vs dog, star wars vs star trek, rockstar vs ninja...
by Koa
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

The Democrats currently have only one job, to be better than the Republicans, and they sometimes look like they're barely managing that, but I won't be placing faith in the GOP. I think the Democrats are largely doing okay given the circumstances. I guess a few are bought by the pharmaceutical indu...
by Koa
Tue May 16, 2017 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not sure if you think the CIA are robots or some kind of hive mind, or whatever, but it's entirely possible (and indeed quite probable) that the folks who leaked this information did so on their own accord. Exactly, not sure why you were misunderstood. It's basically the shitty remix edition of...
by Koa
Tue May 16, 2017 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 623
Views: 86865

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Anyone know what that's all about? It's a briefly groomed account with fake +rep comments to appear trustworthy. They have a game that is worth more money than what they're asking. There might even be a game on the list that they'll trade for that is on sale. The point is for you to buy the cheaper...
by Koa
Fri May 12, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

Stephen Colbert's audience is awful, and Comey's situation is far more complicated than jeers except to such people who can't see shades of gray.
by Koa
Fri May 12, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

NYT reported that Comey requested additional resources for the investigation days before being fired, but in the open senate hearing McCabe clearly stated more than once that they had adequate resources. So for me it mostly comes down to what Trump said in the interview that he asked Comey if he was...
by Koa
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

Poverty. It doesn't make much sense until you live in rural or ghetto America. (Less so in ghetto cities because everyone knows something ain't quite right, rural areas are more insidious.) There's far less access to government services, police appear inept, increased isolation and decreased multicu...
by Koa
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

https://mobile.twitter.com/politico/status/853999491279720457 I don't even know what to say to that. Mother: He was trying to teach you a valuable life lesson, that sometimes you have to reach across the crowd and work with other people to get what is yours, and to trust in the goodwill of the comm...
by Koa
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 15429

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

Any thoughts on 2.0? The new map seems kind of interesting I suppose. I almost thought there wasn't going to be any minion waves, but with minion waves and mercenaries giving additional experience and the multiple moving payloads, it seems pretty busy. Taking down forts doesn't seem like a good come...
by Koa
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X Universe
Replies: 6
Views: 5935

Re: X Universe

The UI is very dated. You should be able to issue commands from the sector map. The sector map shouldn't only be in 2D. The universe map shouldn't be a grid. You shouldn't have to carefully place stations in your complex by trying to find the best vantage point and then have your view of the ghost b...
by Koa
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X Universe
Replies: 6
Views: 5935

Re: X Universe

They're still patching it? I'm honestly a little surprised that egosoft is still in business. I thought Rebirth was an emergency funding sort of release. They're good guys but they've been coasting on the same formula with minor updates for a decade, and then Rebirth was their breakaway to modernize...
by Koa
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

I see you found what I was referring to.
by Koa
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

As far being moderate or presidential, he suggested plans to freeze health insurance subsidies to gridlock ACA coverage by withdrawing an appeal made last year. He can then claim that the ACA is no longer working and that it's the democrats fault for enacting unconstitutional subsidies in the first ...
by Koa
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

Narcissists have an overpowering conscience that they actively suppress by manipulating themselves (and then others by extension). They experience the pain of guilt or being wrong so fiercely that they're compelled to warp their perception of reality, which then makes it seem like they have no consc...
by Koa
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

Supposedly Bannon still has the security clearance and is still attending NSC meetings. It could be a preemptive move regarding the investigations or it could be some really weird internal sparring. A little ominous.
by Koa
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

stuff It's certainly exhausting in a lot of ways. I've heard it expressed a few times before but I don't have as much of a problem with the partisanship atmosphere. Radicals and horeshoe theory, opposition tactics and hypocrisy, intolerant tolerance and intolerance -- it's ignorable once identified...
by Koa
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4641
Views: 343714

Re: Trump presidency

However, I'm also sick of reading all the pieces constantly parroting about how bad of a president he is and how America made a terrible mistake. They never offer any solutions, and they basically just go in spirals complaining. I mean, it's hard to come up with a solid plan to loosen the grip the ...
by Koa
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 276
Views: 63730

Re: Mass Effect

Andromeda is coming out in a few hours and the reviews are out. Reception is mixed, It's reminding me a lot of Dragon Age 2. A good portion of people not liking how unpolished it is and/or the quality of the writing, which then extends to people bashing the game and anyone who likes it, which then f...
by Koa
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 623
Views: 86865

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I just finished it. There are several encounters in the second half that have turn based talking, and each one has a unique approach. There's something of a small turn based heist for example, incorporating the turn based talking to distract someone. It's neat but it doesn't save the combat system a...
by Koa
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 623
Views: 86865

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Torment Tides of Numenera quietly released. Very dialogue heavy game, probably even more so than Planescape Torment. You can avoid most fights with skill checks and it's a little too easy to do so, sometimes even easier than fighting due to the unusual stat system in place. In PsT there are often en...
by Koa
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: real
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: real RTS decision-based idea

Also, I repeat that there are allways the option to controll what you want, so you can leave your base and resources for the IA, and take care of fighting with your troops, for example. When challenge is introduced there's a conflict. Either controlling troops manually is ideal and so you should do...
by Koa
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: real
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: real RTS decision-based idea

I think I've considered this idea before, way back when I had very few RTS hours. It's a natural thought over the normal inability or unwillingness to manage a base or army, and maybe it would be interesting as a sort of idle game. But damn does it take out all the magic out of RTS for me. Gratuitou...

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