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Xaverius

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  1. This weekend I was struck by a sudden particular fancy to go back and play Torchlight. So I did, and after the first two or three floors, I was well reminded why I never finished it all those years ago - because it manages to be extraordinarily dull. However, I found it's exactly the kind of game to be played when listening to youtube videos/podcasts. Why listen to podcasts when playing games? Wrong question, it's the other way around: Why play games when listening to podcasts? Because you're that sort of person that needs to have their other senses put on autopilot when listening to something, otherwise they start fidgeting around and running their thoughts and completely stop paying attention to what they wanted to listen to in the first place (ironically, hearthstone doesn't work, apparently that's a game where one has to think, unlike in wow, which works just fine). So anyway, I found that this is a very good listening game indeed. And in the process, god forbid, I actually started *liking* Torchlight. Maybe it helps I am playing vanquisher, the resident rogue/archer archetype (though that didn't help the last time) and managed to buy some, compared to my level, totally overpowered guns, which I then proceeded to dualwield, and, thanks to the talent tree, I was set to clearing the dungeons with only autoattack for the next 10 levels. I also managed to acquire a disgustingly high-caliber and high-fire rate rifle that was overkill even compared to the handguns. And then came in the advanced vanquisher skills. Uncharacteristically for most modern rogues, but keeping with the good tradition of good ol' DII's assassin, vanquisher has traps. And one of those traps is basically an untargetable sentry turret (complete with the minigun sound) that you throw into a place and it then sits there for the next 20 seconds, turning the enemies into mincemeat. Also you can have two of them at the same time. Save to say, I managed to enjoy myself, which in turn led into a minor existentional crisis over all the games I was supposed to be playing in the past year and the first quarter of the current one, and instead of which I just wasted time on the internet. Also I managed to miss a randomly generated quest for about 15 levels and got an extra quest item I can't get rid of because Torchlight is dumb like that sometimes.
  2. Ya'now how we respond to this question in these 'ere parts, riiight? Also we need to clear up something, guys. Something very important! Enha (from Enhancement): A man, woman, or a cow wielding heavy weapons and smashing people's faces with them, in accordance with the one true shaman spec. Encha (from Enchanting): A person who spends their time plummeting into poverty by buying ridiculously expensive items and turning them into dust, sparkly rocks and goopy magic residue which he or she then tries to peddle for extra price or to turn into bling sold at the corner that nobody wants to buy. I hope that'll help you realize that there's in fact a significant difference between these two.
  3. Wrong, we can also post memes. http://imgur.com/9077sT4 Well, CF's not a business. If you're into that kind of thing, Twinstar has been a business for the last 8 years or so and it seems they're doing ok. Why wait?! It's been years since I became a hateful old lady... wait, that's not right.
  4. A fine addition! Join us in biding our time. Also, hm, Dunwall. A great city... in its better times, at least.
  5. I joined on a date I don't remember because it's not even the month I thought I joined. Well, that happens when you stalk a place for weeks before overcomign your laziness and bothering to create an account (it was easier on leddit, as I already had an acc there).
  6. There's a Q&A?
  7. And they still mostly do a better job than the journalists who are usually concerned about how exactly a given game exploits women.
  8. Plus, adblock plus apparently started to enter partnerships with some companies to show their ads. Now what's the point in that.
  9. Good catch. That one is, of course, essential. Also, http://www.wowhead.com/item=33229 The only purple pirate shirt in the game. Unfortunately, Cata ruined it, just like it ruined everything else.
  10. We'll just have to make towers uncapturable unless 40v40 people were fighting for 24 hours already :P.
  11. It's a terrible, horrible, bad idea.
  12. JC Denton is the best, I agree. It would be somewhat silly to get inspired by one specific entity. The history of mankind is aswirl with ideas and interpretations and re-interpretations and virtues and moral codes and you should be free to grab and interpret your own. Of course, some have proven to work more than others. A role model then is nothing but an individual who happens to have accumulated a significant amount of traits that you hold in importance. For me, it really changes depending on the mood, and depending on the niche of human activity I am thinking about at the moment. For example, a person that automatically inspires respect in me, was mr. Christopher Lee. In writing, Victor Hugo for first properly using recurring characters, John Tolkien for crafting an incredibly sturdy framework interwoven with mythology and linguistics, and Terry Pratchet, for writing a 40-book fantasy series almost entirely based on absurd satire and getting away with it. Oh and lately I've become interested in professor Jordan B. Peterson. His lectures are fantastic. But those are just shards of the greater fount of ideas and principles. Everyone can reach out and touch them and see what they like and what they disagree with. Sometimes, after all taking this all in and churning it around in your head for a bit, you end up inspiring yourself and that's called "having principles". For example: "Never be sorry." Now looking at the face value of it, to never be sorry is very rude and unrepentant. Good, I got your attention. People (yes #notallhomosapiens) say sorry on a daily basis, mostly using it as a automatic rebuke than actually feeling sorry. Saying sorry is convenient, cheap and quick way to stop the other person from being offended/hurt at you without the need ot explain yourself. And that's precisely why you should never be sorry. You should explain yourself and give reasons for why you did what you did, so they understand you. Then you apologize. Being sorry is best saved for situations you have no control over. I suppose this ties into the principle of trying to be as good as you can, despite your shortcomings and flaws and failings. Because ultimately, there's only one way to fail, one mortal sin: To give up.
  13. If Britain gets pissed off, they'll sail the island away from Europe completely and then the only internet you'll get there will be satellite.
  14. The problem is, there are those who do and damn hell they're gonna use it. I mean, these days you can say there are only two genders and next morning your boss tells you he got 600 letters demanding your head for being a racist. Wait, you DON'T take your receipts out to the shop parking lot, burning them and scattering the ashes? Try using duckduckgo for your search. They claim to be unaffected by previous search results. Google on the other hand... a friend sent me a link to her new shoes about a month ago, totally unrelated sites have been popping shoe ads at me ever since. Targeted ads and the way they collect the data for that are pretty disgusting. Not to mention google started soft-censoring people on youtube by denying them ad revenue if they have wrong opinions. Well, we already had global network with its own darknet and instant access point devices, now we're getting omnipresent surveillance in a sense. All we need now is some highly advanced implants and constant rain and it's finally cyberpunk.