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Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:59 am
by Era
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:58 am
by Kelerei
Randomly discovered that the automated pay parking station at my local shopping mall made The Daily WTF a few years back.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:00 pm
by Skye1013
Era wrote:Image

I love it.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:38 pm
by Arnock
Breaking news: the seats in the Chevy Volt were NOT designed for long road trips.

*grumbles incoherently about having the back of a 70 year old*

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:43 pm
by Andurin
Somehow I got 11 secrets in the last reset... People on the guild chat where not happy ^^

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:08 am
by Worldie
I would have threatened you with several death sentences if I was still on the legendary chain!!!!

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:01 pm
by Amirya
Last night was very strange, and nostalgic.

Back in Wrath, there was a DK that I was levelling my druid with. And by that, I mean, I'd run off and pull everything I reasonably could, run back to him while healing myself, and let him kill them all.

Then, in ICC, my co-tank was a different DK. It was always very smooth and easy tanking, and communication was awesome.

The first one disappeared just before Cataclysm started; the other about mid-Cataclysm.

They both logged back in last night.

:)

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:34 am
by Worldie

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:51 pm
by Ruex
Re-subbed since taking a break all expansion. I missed tanking.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:02 pm
by Era
Ruex wrote:Re-subbed since taking a break all expansion. I missed tanking.


Welcome back then! I've been out of the serious game since finishing DS in Cata, so I can kind of relate. There's a really unique feel to tanking, miss it quite a bit. I came back to mess about casually a little this winter, but didn't stick around.

You should really check out the Challenge Mode dungeons though, had a fantastic time doing them with some old friends.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:04 am
by Kelerei
Some of my guildies seem to have no sense of geography.

The guildies up in Johannesburg are having a big meetup next weekend and I was told in no uncertain terms that I'd be flying up for it (well, as guild leader, I kind of don't have a choice). Anyways, I had this conversation with one of them yesterday:

"Kel... I've got a friend in Cape Town who's got a second-hand graphics card for me. Would you be able to pick it up for me and bring it up with you?"
"Sure. Where do I have to go?"
(after some time) "She's in Worcester."
"Erm... you do know that's 115 km away from me, right?"

So, I'm roadtripping tomorrow.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:58 am
by Klaudandus
Mike Sacco, fomerly of WoW Insider, is a giant douchebag.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:25 am
by Sagara
Klaudandus wrote:Mike Sacco, fomerly of WoW Insider, is a giant douchebag.


That giant GamerGate thing? I'm surprised there hadn't been a peep about it here yet.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:30 am
by Arnock
Kelerei wrote:Some of my guildies seem to have no sense of geography.

The guildies up in Johannesburg are having a big meetup next weekend and I was told in no uncertain terms that I'd be flying up for it (well, as guild leader, I kind of don't have a choice). Anyways, I had this conversation with one of them yesterday:

"Kel... I've got a friend in Cape Town who's got a second-hand graphics card for me. Would you be able to pick it up for me and bring it up with you?"
"Sure. Where do I have to go?"
(after some time) "She's in Worcester."
"Erm... you do know that's 115 km away from me, right?"

So, I'm roadtripping tomorrow.



Wouldn't it be cheaper to ship?

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:54 am
by Klaudandus
Sagara wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Mike Sacco, fomerly of WoW Insider, is a giant douchebag.


That giant GamerGate thing? I'm surprised there hadn't been a peep about it here yet.


I don't think I am a gamer, but he is a self-righteous douchebag. And the whole gamer gate are just game bloggers, errrr journos, currently in circle the wagons mentality.

Not saying the whole Quinn/sarkessian harassment is ok, far from it, but valid criticism is dismissed by bloggers like Sacco and actual game news sites are blacklisting anything, dismissing it as the rambling of manchild neckbeards.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:13 pm
by Sagara
Klaudandus wrote:
Sagara wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Mike Sacco, fomerly of WoW Insider, is a giant douchebag.


That giant GamerGate thing? I'm surprised there hadn't been a peep about it here yet.


I don't think I am a gamer, but he is a self-righteous douchebag. And the whole gamer gate are just game bloggers, errrr journos, currently in circle the wagons mentality.

Not saying the whole Quinn/sarkessian harassment is ok, far from it, but valid criticism is dismissed by bloggers like Sacco and actual game news sites are blacklisting anything, dismissing it as the rambling of manchild neckbeards.


Yep, roughly along the same lines myself. It's almost disgusting how derided any dissenting opinion is.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:25 pm
by Klaudandus
Sagara wrote:Yep, roughly along the same lines myself. It's almost disgusting how derided any dissenting opinion is.

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:13 pm
by Kelerei
Arnock wrote:Wouldn't it be cheaper to ship?


Technically yes, but our postal service is notoriously unreliable. With me effectively couriering the damn thing, it will get there.

Besides, given that there's some pretty impressive mountains that I have to go through, the drive there is amazing, and I don't really need any excuse to head that way.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:27 pm
by Ironshield
@Kelerei: Twee worde: WYN TOER!!

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:54 am
by Nooska
*copied from my twitter*

People need to stop appending #gate to everything - @GamersGate is a game store - #ThinkBeforeYouPost #GamerGate #sigh

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:13 am
by Sagara
Yeah found out about that during the week-end.

After Five Guys Burger, now GamersGate. This is turning into a PR heaven for unrelated companies XD.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:05 am
by Ironshield
Excuse my cluelessness, but what is GamerGate? the not shop, the improper use of -gate suffix one.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:24 am
by Klaudandus
pseudo-feminist indie gamer slept with 5 game journos, got press and good reviews for her game.
gets called out by pointing out that sleeping for favors is not what feminism is about, and for getting favors from the gaming press.
gaming press also get called out for being in bed with game devs
indie game devs and gaming press circle wagons, declare criticism is because misogyny and that its time for gamers to die
feminist indie gamer and feminist game reviewer claim, and quite possibly truthfully, that they got threats and ran away from their homes by a group of gamers
gamers point out its not all of them and what they're really after is more transparency in gaming press
indie game devs and gaming press continue pushing the death of gamers
women that do not adhere to this narrative get called brainwashed by the patriarchy and get doxxed.
adam baldwin comes out as a decent person vis a vis some of these sjws that want to kill all men and come across as duke nukem soundbites.
drama everywhere

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:42 am
by Sagara
That's pretty much the entire narrative, with maybe the omission of tons upon tons of comments and threads on the subject deleted and/or moderated left right and center, causing accusations of censure and attempted blackout of the event.

In short, IT'S A COMPLETE AND TOTAL OFFENDED-O-RAMA! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:56 am
by Klaudandus
i knew i had forgotten something.

also, its quite telling of a movement if as a group, you make adam baldwin look like a decent person.


also, for more lulzness... breitbart actually came out with a rather fair and balanced (FOXNEWS^TM) article on gamergate, which is more than we've seen from actual gaming press.

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