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Aneristic Illusions / Re: 2018 Elections fread: A Blue Wave of Failure
« on: August 11, 2018, 06:50:16 am »
Every fucking chunk of that article is hilarious. It's like some sort of parable of the strange times.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: August 05, 2018, 12:46:24 pm »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/madden-19-appears-to-edit-colin-kaepernick-reference-out-of-soundtrack/ar-BBLq22A?ocid=spartanntp

History has been corrected and is now safe for Patriotic NFL Fans™.

That is both hilariously petty and another great example of EA's incompetent business practises. Did you hear about the guy who used the GDPR to get EA to reveal his spending on a couple of sports games and it was around $16K? That's got to be a kick in the balls to find that out and then have to legally disclose it.

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Aneristic Illusions / Hey Cain, it's a Pakistan thread
« on: August 05, 2018, 12:40:34 pm »
Because it seems like it's going to be needed. What'the fuck is going on with the military and Imran Khan? The whole situation seems utterly bizzare and seems to be establishing a worrying trend of celebrity leaders.

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And just for the record, enough media shit was flung to get Tommy out of the clink. Try to contain your surprise at that.

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We do not have such a government, and these are not good times.

I'm pretty sure one of the main reasons to push through to the MP's summer holiday so quickly (and let them have it) was that there is less chance of them resigning or getting themselves sacked while drinking pimms in random holiday spot. At the rate the government is losing MP's  and influence in general it's likely the DUP deal is meaningless by November as they can't ensure a majority even with their support.

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The funniest thing about Tommy was after his long record of being a bit of a tit trying to be a shitbag is that anyone would leap to his defence over fucking anything. He got warned multiple times that he was committing a crime, persisted and got punished. Far from any kind of injustice, it is, in fact, a stunning display of justice from a uk court. The big injustice is that he didn't also get time for his years of being a dick.

RE: PM race, question is who is Gove going to knife? Boris is the obvious but he's probably going to fuck over a few others on the way. Would be suitably funny/horrific if he got it.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 29, 2018, 01:39:29 am »
Cohen says Trump was aware of the June 2016 "Russian government offers dirt on Hillary Clinton" meeting, and he'll testify to that to the Special Prosecutor.

Which throws Jnr and kushner under the bus. Which also suggests that idiot will soon drive said bus over them.

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Are we formally taking bets on the next PM yet then? It's surely getting close to time for May to bail and leave the next sucker to be properly responsible. Can't these people even work out how to leave someone else holding the fucking bag?

Also, resignation rate in strong and shitty gov. is approx .63/week for various incompetence.

Have we had a laugh about Tommy robinson yet? Need to catch up on a few threads.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: July 29, 2018, 01:23:33 am »
IWD/IWDEE -
Pros:
Respectable plot and villains. And the plot isn't actually that bad.
Includes a "woah fuck" difficulty setting that you can break to fuck if inclined due to shonky 2nd ed mechanics.
Unusually wide set of plot areas, all fairly distinct.
Does not have a very annoying and tedious section that features in IWD2. You'll know when you hit it.

Cons:
Utterly retarded random loot system with massive variances resulting in each run being either hilariously over/underpowered. Can be negated with rng manipulation shit but it's seriously terrible. A +5 Sword of fuckery or 3 gold. Level 9 spell or brass codpiece. Armour of awesomeness or jar of piss. All on the same level. It works out at something like 7-9 runs to get all the shiny shit.
No Mort.

Technically worth playing before the baldurs gate interquel thing.

That thing
Pros
More of the same.
Plot there and moves along. Ties to other games, some nice some, well, painful but you'll have seen worse first attempts.
SJW bullshit controversy wildly over hyped. Hold your surprise.

Cons
More of the same. Seriously it's totally unnecessary, and adds fuck all to BG2EE, which was developed first. Development the other way around would have potentially opened up far more plot and it's just a waste of a lot of potential.





I'm still unable to talk about Tides of Numenera with out excessive swearing. Many people should be very, very ashamed of themselves for that detestable heap of shit. Monte Cook is game design equivalent of shoving crayons in your ears while shitting yourself uncontrollably over and over again for 5 years.

This method is likely to have more productive results than hiring Monte.

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I've started to assume the reason there is no major pushback or impetus to russian investigations is due to having to admit that a significant percentage of the voting population is open to manipulation. Being able to say for certain that XX% of a nations population are open to nearly any damn fool idea you care to shove in front of them turns the world into a very strange place in short order. The more the educated guesses turn into hard data and facts, the closer we get to somewhere just being bought by Pepsi. Which is a fucker to speak, but if you know Mcdonalds you can get by.


As for the ongoing brexit shitshow, what, another couple of days for the EU to formally reject, Mogg froths the day after, another emergency 12 hour meeting to repeat at the weekend? Everyone involved in this should just be fucking embarrassed as I strongly doubt any one person has half an idea about a practical solution for even a tenth of the problems. The nameless hordes of negotiators and translators on either side must be cringing every time they meet as it's becoming rather repetitive to say the least.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:09:49 am »
Don't forget to call a locksmith and install hidden cameras before you leave.

Because you know your shit is going to be rooted through.

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So the general election is when? Next Thursday?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Immigration Nutbaggery Thread
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:25:11 pm »
Its a derogatory term, though the detainment centers for the japanese in the 40s were about as close as it gets to concentration camps. Wasnt there even experimentation on prisoners?

A detainment facility crosses into the dark territory when children are harmed though, war crimes and all that

Just happy to remind you all of the following:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States

Particularly the "non-consensual" section as it gives a likely taste of the future.

Add in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics_in_the_United_States#Compulsory_sterilization_prevention

For fun and I think you can see where you're headed in the mid-term. Then it'll start getting really fucked up.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 20, 2018, 07:23:25 pm »
Making a prediction: When this is all said and done and the US not a glass parking lot (I know, even odds there) with Trump no longer in office, there will be a cry from both sides that we must "move on as a country, together" and not bother with prosecutions or investigations for the sake of "unity" and "not dredging up old stories" because they would "upset people".  There will be a tepid outcry from the farther Left, and then nothing will be done for at least 20 years, until the responsible parties are dead.

You may be right on the Federal level. However, I suspect things will go much differently on the State level.

Future President Pence, if he escapes Comrade Spanky’s ouster, will probably pardon Spanky and most of his gang. But, Comrade Spanky and His Gang™ are a real white-collar crime family. I don’t believe the Blue States, where they committed many of their crimes, are going to be so forgiving. And, that will make it much harder to sweep the whole sordid mess under the rug on the Federal level.

I suspect any pardons handed out by future President Pence, or whoever, will quickly be challenged in the US Supreme Court by a number of Blue States, and other powerful organizations. And, I sincerely doubt the US Supreme Court, even as politically biased as it is, will uphold those Presidential pardons.


They don't have a say.  The power of the president to pardon at the federal level is absolute.

Even when the pardoner is a co-conspirator? Pence is into obstruction of justice up to his eyeballs.

So, who comes after Pence, another Republicultist™ in the spirit of Nelson Rockefeller? Or, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who may not be Lyin’ Paul Ryan after the November elections?

I don't believe it's that simple.

Whether or not the president can outright pardon himself is very much in question.  Anyone else he can pardon...The only check on this is that he can't sell a pardon.

Anyone taking bets on when tangerine scream is going to pull that exact move? Assuming he hasn't already.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 12, 2018, 07:49:29 pm »
Christ, I shouldn't drink, it makes me a mopey SOB. What set me off as well was I got a call from the army (Greek) saying I need to do my service, of which I responded with "yeah, no, I'm not doing that", they basically said I can't go back to Greece without being picked up and drafted into basic training.
I wasn't planning on going back any time soon, but it still bummed me out.

Getting kicked out of an army is a life experience. Why are you depriving yourself? If you last more than a couple of days pull a Shawn Nelson and you'll be out in no time.


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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: June 12, 2018, 07:42:30 pm »
It is, and yes, I'm not sure how well Bethesda will handle that.  ESO did give us some new Khajiti lore which wasn't entirely terrible, and could figure into a game plot quite easily...but I'm not sure how well Bethesda will handle a non-human, non-mer centered game.  Personally I think Valenwood would've been boring, possibly after spending hours grinding my way through those zones in ESO and wanting to die every step of the way, but between the well established lore, the lack of VA issues and the potential for a Thalmor-Empire proxy war, it seemed like an obvious option.  Same for Hammerfell, only even more so.

It's also possible I'm completely wrong.  I shied away from it being Summerset Isle because of the mountains and arid landscape, but a lot can change in a thousand years, and Summerset was hit hard by the Oblivion Crisis.  Equally, it could be the coast of Valenwood...but I think if it were they would focus far more heavily on the forest theme.  I mean, the game's Valenwood, so gotta show the woods themselves, right? Hammerfell...eh, if it was the Craglorn region, maybe, as there are some quite fertile areas around there, it does actually strongly remind me of the region around Dragonstar, but it's landlocked.   Doesn't look at all like High Rock, I very much doubt they'd go back to Morrowind...it could maybe be Black Marsh, as we don't really see the coastal regions of it in ESO, only the northern region of Stormhold, on the Morrowind border. 

Or maybe they're actually going to break with tradition and do something genuinely new with TESVI.  Yokuda, Atmora, Thras...Akavir?  I highly doubt it, but anything's possible.

So yeah, my guesses in order of preference are Elseweyr, Black Marsh and Valenwood.  One thing they did say is that they were waiting for the technology to make certain things possible that they wanted to do with TESVI, which I think had everyone thinking Valenwood (walking tree cities).  But maybe they wanted it for something else.

Akavir would be a fantastic setting but there is no fucking way that they'll risk a AAA budget on it.

Half a euro on Black Marsh, seem to remember something about a domain being registered that implied that, which was how Skyrim was initially confirmed.

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