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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:33 pm

oh dont worry it will all become better in '14 when obamacare comes in!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:42 pm

bldavis wrote:oh dont worry it will all become better in '14 when obamacare comes in!
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Well, my insurance premium went up, and so did my deductible -- fuck you AETNA. I still keep it because you never know when something might happen -- but for the most part, I go across the border for usual medical treatment.

Just how doctors treat you is night and day.

When I first had my kidney stone emergency, I did not meet my doctor until he discharged me. He just shook my hand, told me I had passed a kidney stone (well, no shit... I think the whole feeling like you peed thorns gave it away) and that I should drink more water and a diuretic tea would help too, at least for the next couple of days... and then sent me on my merry way.

I've had better experiences with shady car mechanics...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:11 pm

yeah
i had AETNA when i was working at the factory and my (now ex-)wife had a stroke
abulance ride from our apartment to the hospital - covered
airplane ride from our home town to portland (200+ miles by road) - partially covered
2 days in ICU - partially covered
6 more days on med-surg - not covered

all in all, we ended up with a i think it was 60k bill
might have been more, this was 6 or so years ago and i dont remember exactly how much
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Levantine » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:20 pm

Ret feels like Arcane did in Wrath and Cata during heroic 5mans lul. I suppose having exceptional burst to balance your ever so ho hum sustained dps is gunna do that to you when the fights have a 70-80% uptime on cooldowns.

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:45 am

Not sure whether this should be a frustration (you'll see why), an amusement (when looked back upon) or a success (no one was hurt!), but here goes!

So, around 07:00 I get brutally wrested from my sleep by the insanely loud fire alarm (I'm not even joking, it physically hurts my ears). As is tradition in student dorms, nobody cares. The fire alarm goes off on a bi-weekly basis just because some retard has been smoking inside or left their pizza in the oven for half a day. Around 07:03 I heard the door out in the hallway get busted open and people shouting that everyone needs to get the hell out, RIGHT NOW! Funny how long it takes to dress when you're going to school/work, and how you can do it in 3 seconds flat once adrenaline kicks in. Didn't have time to put my lenses in though, so was semi-blind!

With nothing but my mobile (which was in my jacket) and my key (because my instinct told me to lock the door) I rush out with the rest, sharing the stairs with a row of burly firemen going the opposite direction (with axes!). Outside there's police who quickly get us away from the building, firemen with their huge trucks and ladders, and ambulances lined up in a row. The ambulance personnel seemed quite calm though, so I don't think anyone was hurt. According to the police the fire was on the fourth floor (that's the floor below me!), but the firemen got it contained and under control with impressive speed.

Was quite a hectic morning! And I'll admit I was very worried about all my stuff, not to mention that it'd be a long night without my wallet or usable eyesight.
Anyway, after maybe half an hour total we got let back in (except those who lived on the fourth floor) and everything seems fine!

Don't think anyone will be ignoring the fire alarm again any time soon!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nooska » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:52 pm

Having had to evac a few times myself (before being completely "grown up", I've started to keep a set of clothe s(previous days) ready next to the bed, glasses in a container on the nightstand, and wallet in my jacket for ease of grabbing on the way out (now also with an external harddrive for pictuers and a box for the chinese hamster, comlete with some food in it).

It really is comforting to know you can get out qand be reasonably useful to yourself within about 30 seconds.

But yeah, firealarms are more annoynace than useful these days, I ave yet to see anyone actually going to the exits upon a fire alarm going off - its always the expectation that its a false alarm.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:30 pm

Modern day story of the boy who cried wolf.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:13 pm

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby masterpoobaa » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:32 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Time for some arizona crazyness
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Sagara » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:29 am

I'm having a conversation with an "above-average" co-worker (read: not dumb) that's been having headset issues on his telephone. We quickly narrowed it down to the jack port on the phone - the port is in a indentation that's too small for the headset's jack. To which he states:

"Probably because the headset is hard to plug in - the sound waves don't go inside the headset."

*panic stare from me*

"What, it's sound wave that comes out there, right? Not electricity!"
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby culhag » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:59 am

Sagara wrote:I'm having a conversation with an "above-average" co-worker (read: not dumb) that's been having headset issues on his telephone. We quickly narrowed it down to the jack port on the phone - the port is in a indentation that's too small for the headset's jack. To which he states:

"Probably because the headset is hard to plug in - the sound waves don't go inside the headset."

*panic stare from me*

"What, it's sound wave that comes out there, right? Not electricity!"

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:34 am

culhag wrote:
Sagara wrote:I'm having a conversation with an "above-average" co-worker (read: not dumb) that's been having headset issues on his telephone. We quickly narrowed it down to the jack port on the phone - the port is in a indentation that's too small for the headset's jack. To which he states:

"Probably because the headset is hard to plug in - the sound waves don't go inside the headset."

*panic stare from me*

"What, it's sound wave that comes out there, right? Not electricity!"

Technology works in mysterious ways.


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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Sagara » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:39 am

The worst part is that he's decently smart, just badly informed.

Still, that was quite the shock.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Astronomic » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:23 am

Sagara wrote:"What, it's sound wave that comes out there, right? Not electricity!"

Sagara wrote:Still, that was quite the shock.


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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:53 am

Sagara wrote:The worst part is that he's decently smart, just badly informed.

Still, that was quite the shock.


I hope you didn't charge him for your time.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:13 am

/groan
and i thought some of my jokes were bad...this thread is full of them!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:19 am

Yeah, i was feeling negative due to some bad raiding last night, but the outlook is improving..i might even have a positive day after all, if the end users dont give me too much resistance... I mean,my schools are magnets to endless workorders at times
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:21 am

Klaudandus wrote:Yeah, i was feeling negative due to some bad raiding last night, but the outlook is improving..i might even have a positive day after all, if the end users dont give me too much resistance... I mean,my schools are magnets to endless workorders at times

Klaudandus wrote:Yeah, i was feeling negative due to some bad raiding last night, but the outlook is improving..i might even have a positive day after all, if the end users dont give me too much resistance... I mean,my schools are magnets to endless workorders at times


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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:13 am

Players: WTF BLIZZ Y U NERF MY 10 BILLION GOLD TRINK I QUIT SCREW YOU
Ghostcrawler: Uh.. we didn't change anything about the trinkets other than a flag that will allow them to be upgradable in 5.1. Must be a datamining error?
Players: YEAH WHATEVER YOU BACKED OFF AFTER WE ALL COMPLAINED YEAH WHAT NOW SUCK IT I HATE DAILIES FIX IT THIS GAME SUCKS

Every.Single.Time.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:17 am

Teranoid wrote:Players: WTF BLIZZ Y U NERF MY 10 BILLION GOLD TRINK I QUIT SCREW YOU
Ghostcrawler: Uh.. we didn't change anything about the trinkets other than a flag that will allow them to be upgradable in 5.1. Must be a datamining error?
Players: YEAH WHATEVER YOU BACKED OFF AFTER WE ALL COMPLAINED YEAH WHAT NOW SUCK IT I HATE DAILIES FIX IT THIS GAME SUCKS

Every.Single.Time.

Werent you complaining about dailies as well?
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:20 am

I never said I'd quit playing the game over it. I'm also not crying over a datamined change for a patch that hasn't even released yet.

It's more of an amusement over how the players go on their witch hunt without stopping to try and rationalize the situation and then basically thinking their batshit insane uprisings suddenly turns the tables when in reality they're a bunch of idiots.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Amirya » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:21 am

I thought it was about the required dailies to gain rep to buy gear and/or unlock more rep to grind to buy gear and/or unlock more rep...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:30 am

Amirya wrote:I thought it was about the required dailies to gain rep to buy gear and/or unlock more rep to grind to buy gear and/or unlock more rep...

And that is the reason why i think "dailies" are broken*

*is not that they are broken, is that they are the only source of rep, which you need to in order to unlock vp purchases

Someone can cap vp for a week easily by doing lfr, raiding and heroic farming, as early as thursday but will be prevented from using tat vp because they are being cockblocked by vp gear requiring reputation with several factions (specially shado and ac) -- the fact that blizz is unwilling to concede this point is what tells me that there is a lot of cognitive dissonance going on.

Several major podcasts have chimed on this issue and with rather negative views on it.

Also, teranoid, i didnt say you were gonna quit the game while flipping tables on yourway out, but the claims on the forums are not baseless
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:47 am

Klaudandus wrote:Also, teranoid, i didnt say you were gonna quit the game while flipping tables on yourway out, but the claims on the forums are not baseless


I never said they're baseless. I'm laughing at the people who conduct themselves like children and jump to conclusions every time and then when it turns out to be a mistake it's "LOL YAH MISTAKE MORE LIKE YOU SCARED OF LOSING MONEY WHATEVER CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT" and then they go stomping off to make idiots out of themselves on another issue.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:58 am

Klaudandus wrote:
Amirya wrote:I thought it was about the required dailies to gain rep to buy gear and/or unlock more rep to grind to buy gear and/or unlock more rep...

And that is the reason why i think "dailies" are broken*

*is not that they are broken, is that they are the only source of rep, which you need to in order to unlock vp purchases

Someone can cap vp for a week easily by doing lfr, raiding and heroic farming, as early as thursday but will be prevented from using tat vp because they are being cockblocked by vp gear requiring reputation with several factions (specially shado and ac) -- the fact that blizz is unwilling to concede this point is what tells me that there is a lot of cognitive dissonance going on.


This is probably the single major issue I had with the way they were setting up the level 90 content end game content.

I was under the impression (possibly mistaken) that they didn't want to force players to do one type of content to do another type of content. For me, Dungeons, and Dailies would fall under the "different kinds of content". That could just be my perspective about it, but it was one of the "items" that kept me feeling uninterested as they were beta-ing the new expac. It harkened me back to the TBC rep grinds, and how much I absolutely loathed them.

EDIT:

I just went and read the blue posts to get a better understanding of the problem.

To answer your first two questions, the difference is there is a reward structure in place for dungeons, and a reward structure in place for reputations. You want full access to rep rewards and dungeon rewards without putting effort toward both. Purely from a player standpoint, in terms of getting what you want with as little hassle as possible, it's understandable you might not see anything wrong with that.


In response to the bolded part, they are missing the point that the reputation is standing in the way of them getting the rewards from running the dungeons. Those points that they are getting from running the dungeons aren't usable until they have unlocked the reputation.

So they are running the content, and then not able to spend the currency they were rewarded for running the content, because it requires you to do something else with your time to make sure that you are able to spend the rewards.

But here's a design problem in the Cataclysm model you want back:

Doing dailies over time unlocks access to rep rewards
Doing dungeons gives you a shot at loot drops, in addition to points you can use to buy gear (in case RNG hits you hard)
Wearing a tabard while doing dungeons gives you a shot at loot drops, in addition to points you can use to buy gear, in addition to access to rep rewards

You may not like daily quests. But that alone isn't justification for making daily quests irrelevant for those running group content. By running dungeons with tabards, you effectively got to double-dip in Cataclysm by gaining access to rep rewards, VP rewards, and dungeon drops. It was super convenient, and also left players with a system that didn't really reward you for doing more than the bare minimum of raiding and running seven dungeons each week.


This argument would hold true if the reputation rewards didn't require justice points and valor points to purchase.

I know that they had talked about offering JP / VP for doing non dungeon things. I see looking at wowhead, that you can earn 5 valor points per day for doing daily quests. I could see putting some specific items on reputation vendors that you can unlock, but not everything, because then you are hurting the community of people who want to run dungeons, and then spend the currency that they are.

I'm taking my information here from wowhead, so pardon me if some of it is incorrect.

I see that you get Justice Points from:

Random non heroic dungeon (60 per)
Heroic dungeon boss (35 per)
Scenarios (after first two 84 per)

None of these activities require reputation to perform. As such, there should be a vendor that doesn't require rep to spend the currency. Having these items on Rep Vendors is really confusing based on the Blue Post I'm quoting. They don't want you to double dip for your time in a dungeon, but they are forcing you to double dip with dailies and rep, by tying the dungeon currency into it.

I see that you get Valor Points from

Daily Quests: 5 per
LFR: 90/45
Mists Bosses: 25 per
Challenge Mode: 80+
Scenarios: 40/20
Heroics: 80 per day.
Cloud Serpent races.

So, you get VP from doing dailies, and Cloud Serpent races. I'm not up on the races, but I would assume that those take rep. This means that it is fair that they have SOME but not all rewards on rep vendors. There are still plenty of things that you can do in the game that you don't have to do dailies or deal with rep to accumulate Valor POints.

Again, They don't want you to double dip for your time in a dungeon, but they are forcing you to double dip with dailies and rep, by tying the dungeon currency into it. There should be Valor Point Vendors that don't require rep.

To stonewall and say that this model is "good" and that it doesn't "Force" people to do dailies, is a joke.

EDIT #2

I went to MMO-C and Wowhead to do this research for this post, and I saw some dude that looked like Deathwing. It wasn't until I went back to close the browser windows did I realize that he was NOT from WOW.... That is truly an amusement.
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