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Oh shit, really?

I loved the hell out of Diablo 2 (and 1. I am horribly old) so it's almost tempting to have another look at it. I just have very little faith left in Blizzard/Activision after the continuous bouts of dumb. Remember Real ID? No way that could have gone horribly wrong. If they drop that always online bullshit required for a single player game, I'll probably throw cash at it and hate myself accordingly. It's clearly a very different environment from the old Blizzard North days but I guess the basics of a Skinner box aren't exactly hard to replicate.

Yeah, I revisit Blizzard games for nostalgia purposes only. D3 isn't as terrible as I thought. They have a trial version that allows you to take each class up to level 13, so you can get a feel for it. Pretty reminiscent of DII, but not worth the price of admission, for me anyone.

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Also, I know you're not a console player, but I'm hearing from people who are some very bad things about Destiny.  Most of which I can confirm via watching some footage myself.  Don't believe the hype.  Borderlands IN SPACE with Peter Dinklage's voice telling you to kill things sounds amazing, on the face of it.  It's repetitive, grindy, pretty to look at but utterly uninspired in story, gameplay or progression.

The funny thing about Destiny is that everyone I know who picked it up did so because everyone else was going to play it. Not a single one said "Yeah I'm really excited about the game." The sale was in it being the next event that everyone plays together. I think that's cool and all, but it'd be nice if the game was, you know, good at all.

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Section VII:  Do as the Romans Do

If one delves deeply enough into the Scripts the traveler will find volumes and more written upon the subject of cultural relativism in time travel. I would cite them as any responsible author should but for the simple fact that it would seem oddly self serving. I wrote them. I wrote most of them, at least, in my more na´ve and verbose days, and so am comfortable in saying that they, and many of what came before them, are complete tosh. The responsible and interested traveler will nonetheless binge through the archives, I am sure, and this author urges them to be kind and to view them in the light reflected in this Almanac.

The truth about cultural relativism is not that a time is barbaric, or that a culture is barbaric. The truth is that humanity is barbaric. The issue of encountering a practice in travelling that is by any means of the word offensive is not one of if but of when. For the luckiest of our Walkers, and here please reserve judgment on use of that superstitious term until the later chapter entailing it, that first instance of indecency, of callousness, of villainous undertaking will be within the first year. For the average, it will be in less than a dozen visits.

It is upon first exposure to such acts that the harshness of our order's standards are understood. Prior to the Purge, we were encouraged even to participate in such atrocities so as not arouse suspicion, to act as impartial obervers if our own moralities prevented us from direct involvement. Before long even the greatest of our kind were laid low. Against the common bigotry, the casual violence, in the face of plutocracy and totalitarianism many of our brethren in all of our modern sensitivities were warped. Made hard and cold, tempered not to the strength of will we so value but beyond that to brittleness.

When the mob is gathered and the barrage is ready to begin, remember that he who is without sin should cast the first stone, and then do so. The Walker is without sin. Let the stone fly not with viciousness and hatred but with righteousness, and let it fly at the mob.

The aftermath of this act transitions nicely into the next section of our guide.

Section VIII:  On Ever Readying your Exit

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Or Kill Me / Re: I Forgot Why I Wrote this
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:10:10 pm »
AND PEOPLE SAY PD IS DEAD

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Discordian Recipes / Re: The McFadden
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:51:38 pm »
I look forward to photographs of this monstrosity.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: My Lunch with P3nt
« on: September 09, 2014, 09:01:45 pm »
P3nt kayaked there, right through the desert, and punched a cactus for looking at him funny on the way back.

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Skipped from XP to 7, will be skipping 8 as well and hoping the trend continues. I've never even used Vista or 8.

EoC, no complaints about MS.   8)

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To be fair this is probably the most hostile book of the month club I've ever seen.

One of the authors joined us for a session once.

It did not end well.

Not joking.

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Principia Discussion / Re: How many people are Addicted to Forums.
« on: September 05, 2014, 04:03:03 pm »
7.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: So you've had meatloaf...
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:51:44 am »
You people never get to raise eyebrows at the food over here ever again.

Meat muffins: brought to you direct from Dahmer's Kitchen.

I kinda want one.

If some surly greaseball handed you one of those bad boys in a towel out of the back of a truck you'd be writing about it years later.

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Is it me or is there some kind of trend that any new posters that bother with this thread generally, you know, never post anything else?

Studies must be done.

There's also been a high rate of joining, posting several thousand times over the course of years, and then never coming back again.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: A Public Apology
« on: September 05, 2014, 01:42:08 am »
 :lulz:

I love you. Maybe it's too soon. Maybe I'll get hurt again. Maybe you will too. But I love you.

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To the wise ladies of PD:

We have a new co-worker. She is now one of two dispatchers that uses the Ladies room. She was working during first shift and left. When the girl on 2nd shift went to the bathroom a few hours later, she came out not knowing what the hell she should do - she saw what looked like a blood drop on the floor next to the toilet and a few blood streaks down the outside of the bowl.

She was not comfortable using the facility, not knowing anything about this new person and what kinds of wonderful diseases strangers could have. None of the dudes volunteered to clean it, and I am now gone.

Right now the plan is, when I get in tomorrow, to wait a half hour or so for the new hire to go on break, check to see if the blood is still there, and inform one of the supervisors that will be present of the situation. Do you feel like this is the least invasive method, and one which will avoid embarrassment or ill will?

I would prefer not to approach the new hire about it. Having spent the last week with her, she makes me a bit uneasy in her mannerisms and I would prefer to not have some completely off the wall accusation flown at me in the event my suspicions are correct.

Well, for one: Fucking gross.

And for two: Accidents happen, drips happen. But, you REALLY NEED TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. I have wet wipes in my purse for a damn reason. But streaks? Awful. Uncalled for. I get it, it's gross enough being a woman, it really is, but FFS, with great power comes great responsibility.

Yeah, that. And you know, it attracts bears. We don't need them in the workplace. It's a safety hazard.


SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH!

I said bears.

One is fine.

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To the wise ladies of PD:

We have a new co-worker. She is now one of two dispatchers that uses the Ladies room. She was working during first shift and left. When the girl on 2nd shift went to the bathroom a few hours later, she came out not knowing what the hell she should do - she saw what looked like a blood drop on the floor next to the toilet and a few blood streaks down the outside of the bowl.

She was not comfortable using the facility, not knowing anything about this new person and what kinds of wonderful diseases strangers could have. None of the dudes volunteered to clean it, and I am now gone.

Right now the plan is, when I get in tomorrow, to wait a half hour or so for the new hire to go on break, check to see if the blood is still there, and inform one of the supervisors that will be present of the situation. Do you feel like this is the least invasive method, and one which will avoid embarrassment or ill will?

I would prefer not to approach the new hire about it. Having spent the last week with her, she makes me a bit uneasy in her mannerisms and I would prefer to not have some completely off the wall accusation flown at me in the event my suspicions are correct.

Well, for one: Fucking gross.

And for two: Accidents happen, drips happen. But, you REALLY NEED TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. I have wet wipes in my purse for a damn reason. But streaks? Awful. Uncalled for. I get it, it's gross enough being a woman, it really is, but FFS, with great power comes great responsibility.

Yeah, that. And you know, it attracts bears. We don't need them in the workplace. It's a safety hazard.

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If any UK/European folk care to attempt this, I'd be interested.

I say I join the lot of you for the Munich Oktoberfest in 2015.  :lulz:

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