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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:22 pm

My god that comic is amazing.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:47 am

Kinda caught GC in a hard place, but his own fault for the way he answered (or rather, his non-answer) =P
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:01 pm

Or you could not do dailies and not do rep and get everything through raid finder and raids.

Just saying.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:07 pm

I already got the rep for all the factions I need, and I will get the rep for the incoming factions come 5.2 -- I have a higher burnout threshold than my friends, but some of my friends left the game over it.

More importantly, if you dont do dailies, if you dont do the rep, if you dont get to revered/exalted -- then what were valor points good for?

Also, the reason it matters was because badge gear (back then and what is now valor point gear) was introduced to serve as a stopgap measure to soften bad streaks of RNG. I remember buying my gnomeragan auto blocker back in bc because it was a good option, and because i couldnt find other trinkets in raids.

I remember buying some extra gear, like a belt, in ulduar because the belt would not drop from razorscale

And more cases like that -- heck, right now I got the VP chest because I have had bad luck with drops (it kind of helps its almost BiS)

If you're in a middle of the road raid group, you will try to better yourself somehow... VP, in the past, provided that... now you need an extra job to get the same in MoP, and that is what burned out my friends.

They felt they were at fault for having valor gear on because they had no reps, but they felt the joy sucked out of them when they would try to do the dailies, FOR THE REP, in order to get the gear.

They're gone, they decided it was too much and left the game instead -- I honestly don't think 5.2 is gonna bring them back.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:21 pm

Your friends that quit probably should've played content they enjoyed that rewarded stuff that would've helped them instead of doing dailies.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:24 pm

The point <---> you
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:27 pm

The point is don't do shit in the game you don't enjoy. I have zero sympathy for people that get burned out doing stuff they don't like doing.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:34 pm

I give you partially a point, but this would not have happened had they not decided to require reputation to buy valor point gear or dailies as the only source of reputation -- One or the other woulda been fine, but by having both it just leads to burnout... unless you enjoy feeling like you're letting down your fellow raidmembers because you're not doing dailies and thus cannot complement the gear you get exclusively thru raid/lfr (specially when the RNG gods frown upon you)

The 5.2 changes where you get rep thru a heroic on a daily basis is better, just too late for some of my friends that left.

More importantly, GC failed to answer how he would try to win my friends back into the game.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:23 pm

Hey look it's the discussion we've had a hundred and fourteen times since MoP came out.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:19 pm

only 114? i thought it was closer to 500 or so...

and guildies wonder why im not playing wow as much...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fetzie » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:44 pm

bldavis wrote:only 114? i thought it was closer to 500 or so...

and guildies wonder why im not playing wow as much...

No time to play WoW, you've got to argue about it on a forum!

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:07 pm

EXACTLY! wait...

actually its cause i dont want to look at my dks gear and be reminded that if i want to upgrade it i either need to run LFR, get lucky in our normal raids or do those goddam dailies to unlock the reps to get the better gear

at this point, i am enjoying GW2..loving my thief lots of fun to play and if i get bored of it, i still have a bunch of toons to level to 90, but i am tired of the 85-90 so i might need to go back and work on my tauren pally or my undead lock (50 and 30)
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Darielle » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:32 pm

The point is don't do shit in the game you don't enjoy. I have zero sympathy for people that get burned out doing stuff they don't like doing.


System Design flies wayy over your head.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:49 pm

The ironic thing is that casual raiders are going to be hit the worst with the new rep and valor gear for 5.2.

Those doing reasonable or better progress in 5.2 normals will get the rep and valor that they need, plus they'll be getting 522 or better raid drops, so they won't need all the valor gear.
The pure LFR crowd will muddle along as they do.
But those that have the limitations on progress in normals but still care about moving forward are really going to want to get that 522 valor gear, and will need to hit the valor grind more since they'll be behind in raid drops.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:41 pm

http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/17/bung ... s-destiny/

"Bungie and its new benefactor, Activision, revealed that new franchise as "Destiny," an online-required persistent world first-person shooter."

Hmmm...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Passionario » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:54 am

Klaudandus wrote:http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/02/15/russian_meteor_truthers_vladimir_zhirinovsky_claims_meteor_was_actually.html
Russia has their own Truthers, apparently


That's Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia (it's neither liberal nor democratic, BTW). Their political program includes the reinstatement of Russian Empire, widespread military conquest (his promise that 'Russian soldiers will wash their boots in the Indian Ocean' quickly became a meme) and sinking the entire North American continent with tectonic superweapons. Yes, really.

Oh, and did I mention that it's the third most popular political party in Russia? :(
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:38 am

halabar wrote:The ironic thing is that casual raiders are going to be hit the worst with the new rep and valor gear for 5.2.

Those doing reasonable or better progress in 5.2 normals will get the rep and valor that they need, plus they'll be getting 522 or better raid drops, so they won't need all the valor gear.
The pure LFR crowd will muddle along as they do.
But those that have the limitations on progress in normals but still care about moving forward are really going to want to get that 522 valor gear, and will need to hit the valor grind more since they'll be behind in raid drops.

On the other hand, the valor gear rewards are associated with the raid rep not the dailies rep, and the raid rep is gained from weekly boss kills and can be earned on any difficulty. So yes, there's still the need to get 1000 valor per week, but they aren't forced into dailies to unlock the gear.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fenrìr » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:14 am

Klaudandus wrote:http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/17/bungie-reveals-destiny/

"Bungie and its new benefactor, Activision, revealed that new franchise as "Destiny," an online-required persistent world first-person shooter."

Hmmm...




Soooo...Planetside idea...interesting.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:34 am

Really couldn't decide which thread this best goes in and since it does qualify as an amusement, in here it shall go!

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:24 am

Being told by a teacher that i am an asshole and unprofessional, that i threatened him... After i told i would need to audit his pc after the 4th trojan infection in the last 8 months...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby benebarba » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:34 am

Klaudandus wrote:Being told by a teacher that i am an asshole and unprofessional, that i threatened him... After i told i would need to audit his pc after the 4th trojan infection in the last 8 months...


Let's place bets on the outcomes!
1) long list of sites they shouldn't have visited
2) files downloaded from sites they shouldn't have visited
3) some sort of illegal material
4) just a tool
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:34 am

Porn.

That's my bet. It's just good old fashioned Porn.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:36 am

Klaudandus wrote:Being told by a teacher that i am an asshole and unprofessional, that i threatened him... After i told i would need to audit his pc after the 4th trojan infection in the last 8 months...


I'd report him, before you start the audit.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby benebarba » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:38 am

Shoju wrote:Porn.

That's my bet. It's just good old fashioned Porn.


The fact people *still* get busted for looking up porn on work computers still boggles my mind.

8-10 years ago it boggled it slightly less. But now? Seriously?
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:42 am

Passionario wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/02/15/russian_meteor_truthers_vladimir_zhirinovsky_claims_meteor_was_actually.html
Russia has their own Truthers, apparently


That's Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia (it's neither liberal nor democratic, BTW). Their political program includes the reinstatement of Russian Empire, widespread military conquest (his promise that 'Russian soldiers will wash their boots in the Indian Ocean' quickly became a meme) and sinking the entire North American continent with tectonic superweapons. Yes, really.

Oh, and did I mention that it's the third most popular political party in Russia? :(


So he's been eating a certain North Korea leader's Kimchee?
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