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Yeah, marksmanship let the North win the war.  Not vastly superior numbers, a strong navy encforcing a blockade and a stronger industrialising economy.

It was being able to pew pew just that little bit more accurately.  And as we all know, shooting in your spare time against tin cans is completely transferrable to shooting in massed combat.

Having objectively superior firearms helped, and did improve their accuracy. Civil War letters bitching about Union weapons are kinda hilarious.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Last post by Cain on September 25, 2016, 02:47:21 pm »
The UK would lose out on the North Sea oilfields, at the very least, and have to relocate military bases.  I can understand, to an extent, wanting to wash our hands of NI, but losing Scotland on purpose would be crazy.

Then again, Boris Johnson...

Also no word on if London is going to get any representation.  Sadiq Khan has argued for it, no doubt to bolster his eventual bid for Labour leadership, but also on the basis that so many London residents and businesses will be affected that again, it would be crazy not to.

I mean, I'm assuming something is going on, behind closed doors, but they're pretty closed right now, and there's no telling when they may even invite other stakeholders.  If they do at all.  If they don't...then yeah, this will be a fully blown constitutional crisis.  Probably more than one.
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Yeah, marksmanship let the North win the war.  Not vastly superior numbers, a strong navy encforcing a blockade and a stronger industrialising economy.

It was being able to pew pew just that little bit more accurately.  And as we all know, shooting in your spare time against tin cans is completely transferrable to shooting in massed combat.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Last post by Faust on September 25, 2016, 02:41:37 pm »
Not including Scotland and NI could easily lead to a break up of the Union, maybe that's what they want, NI is expensive to run, not sure about Scotland.
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Guys!  I just learned the NRA was the reason why the North ended the war and stopped slavery!   :lulz:

what the what

So a black co-worker of mine posted an article about how open carry is effectively only for white people and one of his friends posted that in the course of the argument.  His first statement was specifically that the NRA was founded for black people's protection.  I posted the "About" section of NRA.org.  He then said ok, it was about marksmanship and that was what allowed the Union to win and that I should use sources other than wikipedia.

I commented about time travel.  I'm not sure if I'm dealing with an idiot, or some sort of troll.  Mostly posted because there's another guy that frequently posts on my coworker's page with similar talking points, just not nearly as dumb.



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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Last post by Cain on September 25, 2016, 02:14:01 pm »
From the sounds of it, it's a combination of the positive reception Daud got, as well as having a choice of two different characters for the main game and wanting them to reflect differently on the events as they occur.  So Emily doesn't just have different powers to Corvo, she also has different opinions and commentary on things.  Increasing replay value is always good.

Edit: apparently it was always planned for Corvo to be voiced in the original, but they left it until far too late in development to do it.  Don't know about that...sounds like bad planning.

"Low chaos" is the canon ending for the game and the DLCs, right?  They've not said much about Daud at all, but I figure if Delilah is back, Daud has to figure into this somewhere.  Probably as DLC again, is my guess, though it would've been nice to have him as a main character option.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Last post by Cain on September 25, 2016, 02:07:25 pm »
At this rate, I think no-one, including government, has much of a clue as to what they're doing.  And no-one except the government is even being invited to take part in the initial planning, it seems.  No cross-party committee, no House of Lords input. Certainly no Scottish, Welsh or NI input thus far.  Things that, if I were PM, I would be looking at setting up very quickly.

May's just coasting along, seemingly more concerned with grammar schools than the direction of the country.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Last post by Faust on September 25, 2016, 01:57:22 pm »
So it could just end up sitting in this limbo position until someone starts calling for another referendum or something?
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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Last post by Faust on September 25, 2016, 01:56:24 pm »
Yeah, he's a good choice, I do find it weird going from silent protagonist to that. It is by far an improvement, Daud with Michael Maddson was a far more interesting character in the original.
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