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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm fostering a kid for a year (maybe more?) on: July 28, 2015, 01:37:00 AM
I have no advice, but big props to you for doing this.   thumbsup
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 27, 2015, 09:17:35 PM
I love how he had to make a show of being "officially" banned instead of, you know, just not posting.

I'd bet my house on the fact that he's on some other forum posting about how he was banned by the evil libruls because of how he bravely stood up for his conservative views.
123  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: July 26, 2015, 01:29:28 PM
I think I like Long Siege, but my brain is having a hell of a time reconciling what's going on in both the upper (battle) and lower (match 3) screens at the same time.  Paying any attention to the combat loses my train of thought on the match-3 part, and vice versa.  Need to get better about managing both.

I apparently missed the part of the tutorial that explained what those dark purple tiles with what looks like an upside-down grey crown do.  Can someone fill me in?
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 25, 2015, 08:28:16 PM
125  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: July 25, 2015, 04:22:05 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 24, 2015, 08:11:20 PM

Definitely a big thumbs up for The Long Siege.  If you like the general matching type of gameplay of YMBAB but prefer something less hectic, this is a great choice.  The artwork and music are also top notch, and thus far it seems to have a lot of fun upgrades to work up to. 

Thanks for the reccomendation on this one.  It was on my radar, but I'd read some not great feedback about it.  Will give it a look if you say it's good.  smile
126  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wanderers Guild trying out TERA ONLINE on: July 25, 2015, 04:39:03 AM
The gameplay in Tera is quite fun...which is good since there's really not much else.  No story, little in the way of lore, nothing terribly interesting in terms of art direction, bland music, etc.  That said, the action-oriented combat is a blast.  I've spent 100'ish hours with it on two separate occasions now and didn't regret it. 

No way I could juggle multiple MMO's right now though...I can barely keep up with one these days.  Plus, I'm on a different server.  frown
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Remastered Journey coming to PS4 July 21 on: July 24, 2015, 07:47:03 PM
I must be incredibly fortunate, as I've played through Journey three times and never had any issue with other players being annoying or obnoxious.  It's easily one of my "top 5" PS3 titles.  Those who may be interested but are avoiding the game simply on that possibility are likely doing themselves a disservice and missing out on what can be (at least for me) a very moving and powerful gaming experience.  YMMV.

The first time through I wasn't even aware it was MP (thought I was following an NPC), and really liked the way they revealed it at the end.  
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/24/15 Edition - Avoid Pixel at all cost edition on: July 24, 2015, 03:44:15 PM
Just got back from vacation yesterday, so I've been trying to dig out of nearly 400 work e-mails.  Ugh.   tear

Hoping to run at least a few FFXIV dungeons to pick up some of the new Esoteric tomes (i200 gear!) in between tonight's fireworks show (state holiday) and flying out again on Sunday morning for work.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] The Magic Circle on: July 24, 2015, 03:41:26 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 23, 2015, 03:17:28 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on July 23, 2015, 10:15:58 AM

I viewed some screenshots, and walked away confused. Is this story driven? Some form of FPS? Or basically a puzzle game?
It’s story driven with an emphasis on using your special abilities to unlock all areas of the world. 

There is combat but you don’t have a weapon.  Instead you control minions a bit like a FPS Necromancer; you “edit” enemies and turn them into allies.  All interactive objects in the game have a bunch of attributes like Movement, Attack, Special Ability and Ally/Enemy.  You capture an object with your edit ability, strip out their abilities and then you can assign them to minions you control. 

An example being, Rocks are fireproof; edit the Rock, steal that “Fireproof Ability” and place it in your dog creature and you get a fireproof attack dog.  Or if you prefer, edit your dog creature, take out its legs and give it to your new Attack Rock!

This pretty much sold me.  smile
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 23, 2015, 09:45:35 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on July 23, 2015, 05:46:56 PM

I think, if anything, it's the opposite.  There has never been more quality games.  A smaller number of games can actually lead to more discussion per game as with less to choose from more people in the same group are playing the same things, as the choice of games increases the amount of games played by the overall userbase increases but with a lower percentage of that population to each game, as no one can reasonably play all those games, not even Hark can keep up with the gaming marketplace as it is now.

I think I agree.  There are SO many quality games available for every platform these days, that it's nearly impossible to get to them all.

I think back to when I bought my first Playstation.  I played everything, regardless of genre.  Sports, RPG, action, racing, shooter, survival horror...I was into every genre.  And while there were some quality games, there were also (in retrospect) a shit-ton of just garbage that I tried to convince myself was good.  As my gaming time significantly decreased (wife, kids, job, life...all that nuisance smile) and I became a better judge of a game's quality, I've tended to gravitate more towards specific genres that I know I will enjoy.  There have been the occasional times when a game has scratched an itch I didn't even know I had (hi, Elite Dangerous!), but those are becoming fewer and much farther between.  I usually find that most ventures outside my gaming comfort zone end up with me feeling that I wasted my money.

I also find that as my disposable income has greatly increased, my patience to really dig in and learn how to play a game has significantly decreased.  Part of this is simply the time required, as by the time I finish the end of an long and tiring day, the last thing I feel like devoting brain cells to is figuring out a complex game.  The bigger issue, however, is that the games themselves don't hold the same personal value that they used to.  Back in the day, I was only able to buy one game a month...maybe two if I was lucky.  So I would put in hours to learn how to play them because that was all I was going to get.  And I had to make sure I kept it in great shape, because I was going to have to sell it/trade it in for credit if I wanted to get anything next month.  These days, between digital distribution, Steam sales, and a much larger paycheck, most games are simply throwaway entertainment.  If I manage to get the same enjoyment per hour for a game that I'd get for a movie, I generally consider it a win.  There is never the sense that I have to learn how to enjoy a game because it's all I'll have for while.   I don't know if this is necessarily a good thing or a bad just kinda is.

Hope that makes sense.  I'm probably not explaining myself very well, as I just got home from a 4 hour flight with the seriously cranky Wonder Twins 2.1.  Talk about exhausting.  smile
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 21, 2015, 11:58:42 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 20, 2015, 08:11:09 PM

As for the humor, I thought for sure you would see the impending loss of religious freedom as hilarious.  Certainly the illegal gag order against those who had their lives ruined for sticking to their convictions must have gotten a chuckle out of some of the folks here.

I'm sure you're referring to those poor persecuted Christians who are being fined $135,000 by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries because they are doing nothing more than "politely telling somebody, I’m sorry, I can’t basically participate in your event."

And I'm also sure, being the educated man you are, that you realize that the fine they received had nothing to do with them refusing to bake the cake, and everything to do with them continuing to perpetuate a steady stream of harassment towards the lesbian couple who filed the complaint.  Including publishing all of the couple's contact information (including their home address) on their public Facebook page, an act that nearly caused the couple to lose custody of their foster children due to the repeated death threats they were receiving from supporters of the bakery

We can table the discussion on whether or not doxxing is worthy of a $135K fine by the state for a more appropriate time.

Don't forget that they were driven out of business for the hilariously trumped up 'emotional trauma and stress' caused by not having a cake made. Also, death threats!

Oh, the irony.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 21, 2015, 09:38:18 PM
Le sigh...this was actually quite the interesting discussion before Eco's predictable R&P thread-shit. 

Request to the mods to keep it open and not move to R&P.
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 21, 2015, 06:26:07 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on July 19, 2015, 09:09:13 AM

Gratch's comment about "have become very specific in which games we play/have interest in" rings true. in real life, there are some people who are 'gamers' at my job, but with so many games available and people having their own narrowed interests, it's very hard to get anyone to talk about the same thing. just a few weeks ago a guy was trying to get me into some mobile-phone based Korean freemium MMORPG - i was like NO. there's someone who spends all of their non-programming time watching Starcraft gameplay videos. that's really their only interest... pretty much every day for the past five years. i have no real interest in Starcraft, so that avenue of conversation is out. there's a DOTA2 contingent - i don't care about battle arena games either.

I find this to be an interesting evolution of the gaming audience.  It used to be that gamers could find some sort of common ground, but that's becoming more and more difficult.  Although some of my IRL friends are gamers, I have exactly zero in common with any of them because our tastes vary so wildly.  They're all into MP shooters, sports games, or MOBA's, and I tend to stick to RPG's.  Although we might all be considered "hardcore gamers", there's literally nothing we have to discuss because we're on such opposite ends of the gaming spectrum.  
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Armada [by the author of Ready Player One] on: July 19, 2015, 06:30:47 PM
I loved RPO, but can see how others might be put off by it.  I'll get around to Armada eventually, but not in a big hurry.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/17/15 - Ant-Man Edition on: July 19, 2015, 01:29:37 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 19, 2015, 12:03:45 AM

Quote from: Gratch on July 18, 2015, 03:34:36 AM

First I've seen it.

Sounds fine, not too terribly different than the original though.  They didn't do anything special with it, arrangement-wise.

Interesting.  I'm not familiar with the song, so I wasn't sure how it compares.

Now that the Witcher 3 patch is out to improve Geralt's movement, are you going to give it another go?

You should also report back on the X-Wing miniatures game.  Matt Thrower over at No High Scores has been really hot on it and the various expansions.

-Autistic Angel

I definitely need to get back in and finish Witcher 3.  I got my full set of i180 gear in FF XIV right before we left, so the only thing left to do is run the new raids over and over again for 190 gear, at least until the next big story patch comes out.  I burn out on repeated raids pretty quickly, so that should give me some time to get through Witcher.

X-Wing miniatures is an absolute blast.  Granted, I'm not a big board gamer so I don't have much basis for comparison, but we played three games today and I came way completely enthralled.  My brother has all sorts of "extended" sets like the Millenium Falcon, Slave 1, Blockade Runner, etc, so we might jump into the bigger ruleset tomorrow.  Very highly recommended from this board game noob.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/17/15 - Ant-Man Edition on: July 18, 2015, 03:34:36 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 18, 2015, 12:49:21 AM

Quote from: Gratch on July 17, 2015, 07:20:12 PM

On vacation this week, so it's only iOS and board games for me.  Bouncing between FF IV and Icewind Dale, and my brother and I will be diving into the bowrd games tonight with the X-Wing miniatures game.

That reminds me: how do you feel about this Nier performance that everyone's been going on about?

-Autistic Angel

First I've seen it.

Sounds fine, not too terribly different than the original though.  They didn't do anything special with it, arrangement-wise.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/17/15 - Ant-Man Edition on: July 17, 2015, 07:20:12 PM
On vacation this week, so it's only iOS and board games for me.  Bouncing between FF IV and Icewind Dale, and my brother and I will be diving into the bowrd games tonight with the X-Wing miniatures game.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waning forum usage? on: July 13, 2015, 08:20:01 PM
I think it's likely due more to the subject matter than the format.  Some forums are so crazy busy I can barely keep up (Toucharcade or the FFXIV forums, for example), long-time communities like OO appear to be doing fine, but others seem to be fading out.  I have no idea what the secret sauce that leads to more participation would be. 

GT's dip probably has more to do with the fact that most of us long-timers either don't game nearly as much as we used to, have become very specific in which games we play/have interest in, or have simply moved on (watching the names at the top 10 poster list gather dust is kinda sad)  Of course, that observation could just be entirely autobiographical.  slywink

139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/14) on: July 13, 2015, 11:58:50 AM
Sorta interested in Deception IV, but don't know when I'd actually get around to playing it. So probably nothing.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo CEO Iwata dead at 55 on: July 13, 2015, 01:54:37 AM
Growth in his bile duct, passes away at 55

Damn, RIP.   icon_frown
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: July 12, 2015, 11:34:51 PM
I could have sworn my PS+ subscription expired 6 months ago, so I haven't been keeping up at all with the free games available.  Checked the e-mail account I used to sign up for my PS account, and got a renewal notice telling me it would automatically renew for a year since it was expiring...last Friday.  Turns out I've had PS+ for the last 6 months and I simply forgot about it entirely.

Yeah, kicking myself a little bit over that one.   icon_redface
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: July 11, 2015, 03:38:29 PM
I've given up trying to keep my expectations in check at this point.  So damn excited.
143  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: July 10, 2015, 02:14:24 PM
Over the last month, I've finished the Heavensward main story, max-leveled my Bard at 60, finished all the dungeons (although I haven't done the new Alexander raid content yet), unlocked flying in all the new zones, and am slowly but surely gearing up for the end-game raid stuff.  Currently at i163, and am hoping to be closer to i170 by the time the weekend is through.

The biggest challenge is that they made some wholesale changes to the Bard class that I'm not terribly thrilled about.  We used to have significant mobility with slightly lower DPS and some support abilities.  The new Wanderer's Minuet stance, however, has basically turned us into a rooted caster with significantly longer timers.  We can turn the stance off if we want to keep mobility, but we do so at about a 20% loss to DPS.  When you get up to some of the extreme primals, that simply isn't acceptable since they have hard DPS checks built in.  This revision has completely changed the playstyle, and has done so in a way I don't really care for (and I'm not the only one...there's pages and pages of people griping in the SE forums).  I'm torn on how to proceed:  I've invested so much time into leveling up this character (far more than any other game I've ever played), but I'm not crazy about how it plays now.  I'm leaning towards sticking with it and seeing if they make some changes based on player feedback, but I'll likely start leveling my Dragoon as well.  Just in case.

Soulchilde:  Did you end up jumping back in?
144  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: July 09, 2015, 06:58:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 19, 2015, 02:03:31 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 19, 2015, 01:46:17 PM

The new game from Halfbrick (Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride) is out, titled Radical Rappelling.  The premise sounds silly (an endless runner as your climber rappels down the mountain), but it's actually a hell of a lot of fun and completely addicting.

This took a few goes for it to click with me, but once it did, it definitely did.

I'm up to level 18, spent over 6 hours with it so far.  Some of the "Insane" objectives are getting stupid hard.  Get wet without touching any rocks, Leave the Caves (I've only gotto the caves once), Touch a Rhino (only seen a rhino once), Do 35 Tricks in a Single Run, etc.  I've had to use gems to skip a few, as they were getting frustrating as hell...still haven't spent any real money on it though.
145  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: July 09, 2015, 06:44:09 PM

Quote from: skystride on July 09, 2015, 06:29:34 PM

Does anyone have a suggestion for a game similar to Final Fantasy Tactics (srpg)?  I'm not sure if such a game exists (if not, why not?!  seems like the perfect game to play in short bursts)

I don't play much besides Hearthstone so I'm not too familiar with what's out there.  Looking for something else for the commute to work.

Edit: I guess FFT the original game is available (is it a good port?) for a hefty price but are there other options available?

iPhone or iPad?  The FFT port for iPad was iffy when it first came out, but the most recent HD version is fantastic.   Definitely worth the price of admission.

I know I've played a shit-ton of iOS SRPG's with similar party/tile-based gameplay, but none of them particularly jump out in my memory...they all kinda blend together.  I do remember Warhammer Quest being quite fun.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4th of July Edition on: July 06, 2015, 12:38:44 AM
A highly successful gaming weekend for me.  Beat the main FF XIV Heavensward storyline, maxed out my character at 60, picked up a couple new flying mounts, and am now gearing up for the new high-end raid content that drops next week (Alexander).
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4th of July Edition on: July 03, 2015, 04:47:03 AM
FF XIV.  Just hit level 58, hoping to get to max (60) this weekend.  New raid hits next week, and I want to get a jump start on it.
148  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: July 03, 2015, 02:19:31 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 02, 2015, 06:45:47 PM

You in a guild?  Thinking about jumping back in myself.  Been hankering for a MMO

Yep, a really good one.  The Returners on Coeurl, rank 8 (max), Free Company house with all the amenities (crafting vendors & stations, retainers, chocobo stables, menders, aether wheel, etc.).  Shoot me an tell if you jump on and I can get you invited.  I'm Bayard Elderwood.

One thing to be aware of before jumping in.  Squeenix made the interesting decision to gate all of the Heavensward expansion content - including the three new jobs (Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist) - behind the story.  It makes sense, seeing as how this is a very story-focused game (it is still Final Fantasy, after all), but will require lots of work before you ever see any of the new stuff...there's around 150 main story quests that will likely take upwards of 80-100 hours to finish.  It's a really good story and a fantastic journey, but some folks are pissed off they can't immediately jump right to the expansion content.  YMMV
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: July 02, 2015, 09:55:06 PM
My two "go-to" metal blogs are No Clean Singing and Angry Metal Guy.  NCS is more of a general "here's an info dump on everything metal" site, while I find my musical tastes tend to sync up pretty well with AMG's reviewers.  I've actually found some good stuff through Spotify's "recommend" tab as well (surprisingly).

I'm actually going to pick up Author & Punisher's "Melk en Honing" based on the AMG review today, and the new song from Alustrum that premiered on NCS just blew my face off.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis FDA Approved! on: July 02, 2015, 09:40:14 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 02, 2015, 07:50:05 PM

Woohoo, awesome news, Ken!  Hopefully it's a long time before Ethan would need this treatment, but great to know it's available to those that do and if he ever does.   High five!

+1,000   thumbsup
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: July 02, 2015, 09:39:37 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 02, 2015, 09:20:27 PM

Nice, cannot imagine a 6 year old liking Sigh. The kids in my family have only heard Slayer and think I am nuts for liking that!

She doesn't really like the music, but loves wearing the shirt.  Go figure.

She does like a little bit of daddy's "monster music" though.  One of her favorites is Finntroll's "Under Bergens Rot", which she thinks is hilarious.  Troldhaugen's The Good, The Bad, and The Gristle is also a pretty common request.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: July 02, 2015, 08:35:14 PM
Little B 6.3 loves wearing my Sigh Infidel Art shirt.  Cutest metalhead ever.   headbang

153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: July 02, 2015, 05:10:03 PM
Also, I got to see Agalloch live a couple weeks ago.  I have a new entry in my top three live shows of all time...they were absolutely amazing. 
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: July 02, 2015, 05:08:51 PM
Been too long since this thread has seen an update.  My favorite albums so far this year.

Sigh - Graveward.  Sigh put out what will ultimately be my AOTY again...just like they did with Scenes from Hell and In Somniphobia.  They are just so awesomely weird, completely insane, and utterly brilliant.  Graveward is damn near perfect from start to finish. 

Wilderun - Sleep at the Edge of Earth.  Take Opeth's songwriting (their singer sounds eerily similar to Ackerfeldt), throw in a hefty dose of Turisas' bombast, shake it up with a bit of Agalloch folk metal influence, and you have Wilderun.  Came completely out of left field for me, as I thought their first album was a horrible cheesefest.  SatEoE is a truly fantastic listen

Obsequiae - Aria of Vernal Tombs.  Pagan/folk/black metal mixed with some amazingly beautiful guitar work.  Their Summoning worship is on full display, but this is a solid effort.

Amiensus - Ascension.  These guys walk the line between beautiful and devastating perfectly.  I wasn't sure they'd be able to follow up the masterpiece that was Restoration, but they've done admirably well here.  Full album can be streamed on their Bandcamp page.

Hoth - Oathbreaker.  OK, so this one actually came out last year, but I just found it a couple months ago.  Tongue  While the idea of a Star Wars-themed death metal album sound ridiculous, but the songwriting is fantastic and the entire album is catchy as hell.  I find myself humming this long after I've listened to it.  Besides, their logo is a TIE Fighter.  A GORRAM TIE FIGHTER.
155  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 30, 2015, 09:13:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 30, 2015, 08:36:53 PM

Who is your quote from ATB?

Thomas' dissent, I think.
156  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 30, 2015, 07:53:35 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 30, 2015, 05:39:16 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 26, 2015, 03:43:13 PM

Yay!!   thumbsup thumbsup

Quote from: ATB on June 26, 2015, 03:41:13 PM

Now watch as freedom of religion is systematically attacked and eroded.

How so?

"Religious liberty is about more than just the protection for “religious organizations and persons . . . as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths.” Religious liberty is about freedom of action in matters of religion generally, and the scope of that liberty is directly correlated to the civil restraints placed upon religious practice… Had the majority allowed the definition of marriage to be left to the political process—as the Constitution requires—the People could have considered the religious liberty implications of deviating from the traditional definition as part of their deliberative process. Instead, the majority’s decision short-circuits that process, with potentially ruinous consequences for religious liberty."

"The majority graciously suggests that religious believers may continue to “advocate” and “teach” their views of marriage. The First Amendment guarantees, however, the freedom to “exercise” religion. Ominously, that is not a word the majority uses. Hard questions arise when people of faith exercise religion in ways that may be seen to conflict with the new right to same-sex marriage—when, for example, a religious college provides married student housing only to opposite-sex married couples, or a religious adoption agency declines to place children with same-sex married couples… Unfortunately, people of faith can take no comfort in the treatment they receive from the majority today."

Perhaps the most discouraging aspect of today’s decision is the extent to which the majority feels compelled to sully those on the other side of the debate. The majority offers a cursory assurance that it does not intend to disparage people who, as a matter of conscience, cannot accept samesex marriage. That disclaimer is hard to square with the very next sentence, in which the majority explains that “the necessary consequence” of laws codifying the traditional definition of marriage is to “demea[n] or stigmatiz[e]” same-sex couples… It is one thing for the majority to conclude that the Constitution protects a right to same-sex marriage; it is something  else to portray everyone who does not share the majority’s ‘better informed understanding’ as bigoted.”

So basically, "Stop being intolerant of my intolerance."
157  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 29, 2015, 08:44:09 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 29, 2015, 05:31:37 PM

And it isn't even like it an older generation stuck in their ways, the young Christians feel just as strongly as their parents did. Christians are not just going to drop this and become accepting of this anytime soon. Instead they will react as ATB has, and take it as some sort of attack on their beliefs.

Much of the demographic data suggests otherwise, although I would be interested to see a stat on millennials who specifically identify as Christian

158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Its the weekend playlist 6/26/15 late edition on: June 28, 2015, 03:01:15 AM
It's all about FF XIV Heavensward for me.  Inching my way ever closer to level 60.  Although I have to admit it's a little frustrating to see the gear that I put literally hundreds of hours into maxing get bested by basic quest rewards in the expansion.   crybaby

As strange as it is to say, I really think FF XIV might be my favorite Final Fantasy game ever.   The expansion included a timer that shows how long you've played...oh god.   eek
159  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 26, 2015, 08:31:37 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 26, 2015, 04:09:31 PM

Religious institutions aren't going to be forced to perform ceremonies against their will.  They've long had exceptions to equal protections based on religious matters. 

This cannot be emphasized enough.  All of my religious friends are in a tizzy today because they are somehow taking this ruling to mean that government will now force their church to marry same sex couples.  Personally, I would be equally as emphatic in opposition were this to ever happen (which it won't) as I was in favor of same-sex marriage.

Quote from: rittchard
I was super upset because now I have no excuse to avoid getting married!   crybaby

 icon_lol icon_lol
160  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 26, 2015, 03:43:13 PM
Yay!!   thumbsup thumbsup

Quote from: ATB on June 26, 2015, 03:41:13 PM

Now watch as freedom of religion is systematically attacked and eroded.

How so?

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