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  1. NP Wednesday Jun 20, 2018

    Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
  2. Character Alignments

    Alignments as spectra, not distinct quantum states. Maybe characters also need a Shadow alignment to represent what they are like when their usual way of doing things fails.
  3. NP Friday, Jun 15, 2018

    Considering the Professor will always take in your Pokemon and always has resources to give you for them, you might want to look twice at that can of Pokelent Green you're holding... And that's before we talk about the ones the Professor keeps for his research....
  4. NP Friday, Jun 15, 2018

    Pokemon Go! is the only Pokemon game I've played and the setup so far is consistent with a parody of it. I haven't played in about 18 months but back when I did.... Pokemon Go incorporated a high degree of planned obsolescence into its gameplay. The player constantly outlevels her/his pokemon and can constantly catch better pokemon. Players can always sell their castoffs to the Professor, who apparently never runs out of space and is always happy to buy more. I just caught a better Water Grace? Off the old one goes to the Professor, never to be heard from again.
  5. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    I am drained. It was my last day at work. I had a lot of anxiety about ending my time but no second thoughts if that made sense. There was a lot of feeling about leaving and hating leaving but I never wondered if it was the right thing to do. I knew and know it was. I am reminded of other times when it wasn't my choice. When Sierra Online closed their Oakhurst office hurt far worse. They dropped it on us out of the blue one day. That hurt worse. I only intended to stay there till the economy got better. Then I would go back to the game industry. Game industry people are some of the best people I've worked with. The economy never really got better and between my on-again, off-again resume, an undercurrent of ageism in the biz and the industry moving more toward, a "huge overtime followed by letting 3/4 of the staff go once the game ships" business model, I never tried my luck again. I don't plan to now unless I'm writing my own indie game, which is not my first choice. I need to rest my left brain.
  6. Character Alignments

    ...which was going through my head as I wrote my post.
  7. Video Game Discussion 4

    On a totally unrelated note,, World cup talk reminded me of World of Warships' Kings of the Sea VI tournament. WoWS has no pretenses to be an e-sport, but they were enjoyable to watch. The current match was Russian server vs EU server. The Russian Server finals were great, pitting Smile Gaming against their stablemates, Smile Saber. While Smile Gaming swept 3 games to 0, each game was down to the wire. Smile Saber went on to demolish the EU runner-up OM to take 3rd place while EU winner RAIN handily beat Smile Gaming 3-1. I'd include video links but the semi-finals are in an 8-hour long youtube video and the finals are in a 4-hour long one. That's a lot to push through.
  8. NP Wed June 13th 2018

    No love for RoboRalley?
  9. Character Alignments

    Sure. No spoilers, if you can avoid it.
  10. Character Alignments

    Seasonal Affective Disorder is especially nasty on their world because of the very fast, semi-random nature of seasons. I hadn't put those labels on Kaladin but I see what you mean without difficulty. It was as if his brother Tian got all the "happy" for both of them. I am deciding whether Tian is a Down's Syndrome case. Sanderson is clearly describing a known RW condition but my conditions aren't in good condition...
  11. Video Game Discussion 4

    This comment reminded me of Scott Manley's recounting of Eve's "Fountain War"... (23 min)
  12. I'm not far enough into the books to have an opinion. I'm just getting into Part 4 of The Way of Kings...
  13. Character Alignments

    I'm in Chapter 53 or so of Way of Kings. It was a slow buildup all the way through the book. Part 1 was OK, Part 2 better, Part 3 things got interesting. I am getting into Part 4 which is awesome. Sanderson is really putting his main characters through the wringer, though. I feel sorry for them both.
  14. NP Wed June 13th 2018

    The Pokemon card game *was* one of those knockoffs... I suppose it's only karma. Avalon Hill was the big name in tabletop wargaming. Bought by TSR, the big name of tabletop RPGs, bought by Wizards of the Coast, the big name in CCGs, bought by Hasbro. A conga line of "summon bigger fish" spells...
  15. Story Friday June 15, 2018

    Missed opportunity: A cameo for Questionable Content's Pizza Girl. Considering Moperville is Cheerleadra turf maybe it's just as well....
  16. Planetary Beverage Container 2018

    The terminology that seems to be missing are "playoffs" or "semi-finals".
  17. Character Alignments

    I'm pretty sure Elliot has a rule that says "you don't gang up on people or pick on people weaker than you." Seems to me He made an exception for himself in defending underdogs even though their attackers were weaker than Elliot himself. It's arguably a way of venting his anger at seeing people beat up on to begin with. I would guess that Elliot realized how he himself was breaching his own rules and would suggest that's why Elliot stopped bullying bullies. Elliot also had a powerup move from the early days that vented his inner anger, making him stronger but loosing control. This move has been retconned out. The move is gone but the inner anger very likely isn't. Which would suggest Elliot as someone who is lawful as a way of keeping his inner demons in check.
  18. Planetary Beverage Container 2018

    How to Catch World Cup Fever (Freakonomics Radio) (57 min) "If you are in a bar at 7:00 in the morning with a Budweiser, society frowns on that....But if you're in that same bar, with that same Budweiser, and on the television, Spain are playing Portugal in in the opening group game of the World cup, what are you?" "You'e a futball fan."
  19. This Day In History

    No, but if you hum a few bars I can fake it....
  20. Character Alignments

    Elliot and Ashley: Rebel/Naughty.
  21. Video Game Discussion 4

    When City of Heroes introduced its Incarnate Powers system, I needed a spreadsheet for each character I was taking through the system to track what powers I wanted for each character and what Incarnate Salvage they needed to progress. Playing Guild Wars 2, I tried using spreadsheets to track what I needed to craft useful (consistently sellable) items, but that didn't work out well. Admittedly spreasheets weren't where life begins with either game, but...
  22. Video Game Discussion 4

    Why should Eve be different from any other MMO?
  23. Friday June 8, 2018

    ...and accomplishes these things without a mouth...
  24. Friday June 8, 2018

    Those things suck! And they blow too! And they have mouths!
  25. Friday June 8, 2018

    That blizzard stuff sounds like a snowjob to me....