Hah, no GG discussion at all on DF? That's the best thing that can possibly happen.
By the way, as general advice, never actually "pick a side" in such controversial topics. There are always smart people and less smart people on both sides. Sometimes it's extremely unbalanced, but still, the whole "X vs. Y" mentality tends to be harmful.
Uh, happy Australia day I guess.
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Jan 25, 2015Oi bartender, hand me a jug'o milk will ya?Posted in: Off-Topic
Would you look at that! It's my favorite Link, LinkX!
Did you know you have a seriously crucial place in my life as being the person who ignited the end of my Turkish-culture induced homophobia? Dunno if I ever mentioned it here, but over the years I thought of that quite a bit; you certainly have a key position in my psychology. I'm kinda full-blown hippy nowadays with all kinds of blahsexual rights from homo to trans to poly to omni.
Just peeking in by the way, ain't gonna stay.
Jan 25, 2015So many old friends, my kokoro is going doki doki.Posted in: Off-Topic
Being extremely anti-photogenic I never shared pics here before but have a 20 year-old me.
Just peeking in by the way, won't be staying. Haven't ever even touched Diablo 3 because computer science sucked me in real deep a while before it came out. The beard tells you everything.
Jan 25, 2015Holy shit, you people are still having these threads, Vegas is still here, and Magistrate is still here, and that's just from throwing an eye on the Off-Topic page.Posted in: Off-Topic
Also I had forgotten I became a Nichijou fan before I entirely left this place. LOL at my avatar. (Watching tons of anime and browsing 4chan's /a/ these days out of, uh, depression kinda.)
I'm not "back" I'm afraid, just felt like peeking in. I was just reading about GamerGate on Wikipedia, then wondered how this place reacted to it. If the impression the "old days" left on me are correct, I'd expect this place to have more or less fully taken an anti-GamerGate stance; hope I'm not just dreaming. And hope I'm not opening some Pandora's Box; I had some IRC channels (not even related to gaming) tell me the topic was banned out of controversy...
Sep 1, 2012Posted in: Off-TopicQuote from Umpa
Quote from proletaria
College is overrated. You will hear this one and only one time from me, a career professor and here are the situations and reasons why:
1. Degree Mills: The bachelor is currently worth fairly close to nothing. Work experience is more highly prized and post-graduate education is assumed or greatly desired anywhere that degree training is relevant.
2. Contracted Economy: The work-force grows and the number of employers has shrunk. Vegas made a very appropriate assumption in suggesting that this was a good time to start a business (although certainly no guarantee of success).
3. Public Knowledge: Almost all the information our species has, collectively, is online somewhere. Given a strong enough desire to learn about something, you can readily self-teach more than ever.
Having said all that, it is untenable that -most- [potential] students should choose this path. It would lead to a reversal of situations where degrees are over-valued, employers too numerous, and information closely guarded. I think we may indeed be trending this way with the most recent generation understanding the failures of post-secondary institutions.
I also think that a well-rounded education does make better persons, but given the option of recommending someone to attend a rather expensive four year institution or telling them to find out about their topics of interest at khanacademy.org (or some such) is a no-brainer. It is more imrpotant than ever to truly grasp what one wants out of their education before making an investment into it.
My advice would be more generalized: to find an interest and then try to shoe-horn it into a career.
Very nice. I have been playing with those ideas myself for the past few years. Especially as a artist, it is cut and dry as far as the bachelor is concerned. The degree means nothing in my field. Thus, I'm actually at school to learn. Go figure lol.
Maybe, once this opinion is widely recognized as a relative truth, the approach to secondary school will evolve. As is, the system still sets under the guise of "come pay lots of money to say you have a degree with us". In other words, reputation is still important. Maybe once there is such an over inflation of degrees, the school systems might change the motto to "hey, come spend some money to actually learn something since we all know that nobody cares about what school you went to anymore!"
Not to say that such a scenario will occur soon or even ever. Just a thought. Maybe we just won't have physical schools in the future.
Yet, there is still an important motto to consider that holds true today. "It's not what you know, but who you know". Aside from the actual skill that I am learning, the most important thing is the people I have been connected to. And at any one of those massively prestigious schools there are certainly a few good people to know there.
Edit: I agree Vegas. And I REALLY hope that holds true for me. So far so good!
For the record, I'm a self-taught software-engineer with matching/superior theoretical knowledge to at least two people I know who studied at a university, and obviously practical knowledge is no issue either (as in, it's a matter of time/experience). Maybe I could be better in general maths, but nothing that holds me back in my job...
May 14, 2012Posted in: Off-Topic
Mar 16, 2012Posted in: Off-Topic
I did know about many Turks migrating to Germany. I think Turks are almost to Germany what Mexicans are to the U.S.-sources of cheap labor! LOL
And yes I also know a lot about Turkish political history and the military coups and even the risks today of Turkey backsliding away from its secular roots. And no I'm not trolling you. My fiance is Turkish and that's why I go there. I've been there twice now and she has come here a few times. Like, I spent time in Istanbul too. And while in Izmir I went to Sirince and Alsancak and some other cities I can't quite remember at the moment.
Hehe, so I actually did meet someone in real life I met on the internet and now I'm going to marry her. I'm a pretty introverted guy myself, yet I'm not shy either. I think they call that an outgoing introvert.
Don't try to kill yourself, guy! You live in Germany, the land of chocolate! And even the land of Haribo, I might add. Have you been to Dresden. I went there last spring and it's an amazing city.
I actually seek to return to İzmir and make things well again with a love-obsession of two years of mine. (Although she might move elsewhere after starting university; this is her last year at highschool.)
Damn, Alsancak is like where all teenagers in İzmir hang. (Me to a much lesser extend, since I never socialized much. :P) We were totally near...
Mar 16, 2012Posted in: Off-Topic
.. You didn't know Germany is full with Turks who moved in some decades ago as workers and now have children or even grandchildren? Created a whole sub-nation of Turks-living-in-Germany. My father happens *not* to be one of them; they met with my (German) mother in Turkey, and moved to Germany after marriage, I guess also because my father had it hard in Turkey due to being left-wing; look up all the bullcrap that happened in Turkey in the 80s (the military took over the state etc.). Left-wing politicians are still the (sometimes oppressed) minority due to this, up to today.
By the way Bayraklı is like a couple hours from where I live[d] in Turkey. You might be trolling me, having looked up that I lived in İzmir (I mention[ed] it often enough), but if not, I'm really sad that I'll be missing the oppurtunity to meet you. I'd be across that large natural harbor you can see on the map. Meeting someone I've known somewhat well on the Internet, in real life, would probably have seriously interesting effects on my psychology. (I'm extremely introverted in real life; have actually been diagnosed with a major depressive episode last summer after a serious suicide attempt; am mostly stable at the moment, finally having decided to speak up at least a little bit for my emotions and insist on quitting school, which led me to find a software engineering job.)
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Dec 14, 2009Posted in: NewsQuote from "luc1027" »Where the hell do you take this info ???
Who's saying that ???
LOL in no way rogue are only female ???????? you make mistake with "Amazon"
The rogue in Diablo I, as well as the non-playable rogues in Diablo II act I are all members of `Sisters of the Sightless Eye' or something like that, which are obviously female only... When people say rogue in Diablo, they usually refer to those.
P.S.: 14 exclamation marks in three lines eh?.. Please don't abuse.
Dec 14, 2009Posted in: NewsQuote from "Don_guillotine" »However, when JW said that Barbarian is the only class returning from D2, I interpret that to include that it is the only class based on anything that was in D2 (as in the same character), because that is another way to interpret it
When someone says `class', i immediately think of the choosable/playable classes/characters, but that's truly just one way to interpret it.
So there was no absolute error in the logic after all. But i'd still like to have people consider the idea that it's an NPC from the previous games, as Wilson just said it's `someone' from the previous games...
Dec 14, 2009LOGICAL ERRORSPosted in: News
=== First ===
Official Blizzard Quote:
VideoGamer.com: Can you confirm that the Barbarian is the only class to return from Diablo II?
JW: Yes. Originally we were planning to have no classes return, but as we developed one of the classes essentially turned into the barbarian. We reached a point where we were going to call it some other name, and we realised that everyone else would just call it the barbarian anyway, so maybe we should just go with that.
``The barbarian is the only class returning from Diablo II.''
What you assumed:
``The barbarian is the only character returning from Diablo II.''
When they say `class', they _most_likely_ mean `playable character'. Anyone disagree?
So it is not a playable character from Diablo II. It could be anyone from Diablo I and it could be an NPC from Diablo II.
=== Second ===
Official Blizzard Quote:
IGN: You did mention that it's being revealed next year, and that it's someone from the previous games?
Jay Wilson: I did say that. I probably shouldn't have said that, because we're not sure that's going to be the case. It's just logical, that's what we tend to do. But it may or may not. I'm not gonna answer it, anyway? [laughs]
``I said that it is someone from the previous games. (But we aren't actually sure.)''
What you assumed:
``I said that it is a playable character from the previous games. (But we aren't actually sure.)''
Actually the exact same issue. He says it's `someone' from the previous games and you assume it's a playable class from the previous games, where it could be an NPC as well.
Interpret the post to this point however you like. I'm not implying anything. =P
I _personally_ think that the class might simply be a rogue-like NPC from any of the previous games. I also have read the other parts of your post (i've read it all), and i find your conclusions about JW's Freudian slips just a bit speculative, so wouldn't rely on them that much.
Thanks for your awesome post and the effort you spent on gathering and deciphering the information. I'm just trying to keep it %100 correct. There's actually a high chance that what you said is simply right after all.
End of post.
Oct 13, 2009Kenzai posted a message on Diablo III Side Quests- Will the Myriad be Worth It?Posted in: NewsQuote from "Seth" »In Act III there were three completely optional quests and three mandatory ones (50/50)- the optional ones were the Golden Bird, Lam Esen's Tome, and the Gidbinn. In order, they gave you 20 health points (quite useless, really; most attacks by this stage in the game inflict way over that, especially in NM and Hell), 5 stat points (this is semi-useful depending on if you need it or not), and a rare ring, which usually, unfortunately, sucks
In Act I, all of the quests were optional but killing Andariel. You don't even need to rescue Cain- all it does is give you a ring from Akara and free identification (in all following acts, if you don't do this quest he charges 100 gold per item). So that's 5 optional quests out of six.
In Act II, Radament is the only side quest (+1 Skill Point, reduced vendor prices after you talk to Atma).
Act IV, out of the three quests the only mandatory one is killing Diablo. And in Act V the only mandatory quests are defeating the Ancients and killing Baal.
(Mandatory meaning they are essential to progress in the game.)
Oh... Wow. LOL
That's pretty interesting, but a fairly average single-player player wouldn't skip them, would he?
The actual point is that these `side' quests are very different than the ones in other, more `real', RPGs like for example BioWare games. From what i know, in Baldur's Gate it is literally impossible to do /every/ quest; you have to choose sides at times. And there's also about 300 side quests. They'll probably have such things in D3.
Oct 12, 2009Kenzai posted a message on Diablo III Side Quests- Will the Myriad be Worth It?Just my two cents:Posted in: News
In D2, there weren't any real side quests if you ask me.Will these be improvements from the previous games, however, or will they continue along the lines of Diablo II, where most simply skipped the majority of minor quests to get through the game? How can they be made better? What would be ideal to take from the old games and enhance with the new?
Actually yes, you could skip some i think. For example i remember my brother once not getting that one Act3 quest, given by the crazy potion guy. But i don't even know of any other quests like that, and i wouldn't look at them as side quests because anyone who's not rushing (which i believe to be abusing the game) would normally do them. (Or am i wrong?)
And then there's some occasional caves and dungeons you could enter but weren't any kind of quests at all as they only had some monsters/loot that would reappear once you'd re-enter the game anyway.
I'm sure that in D3, we'll get MUCH better side quests than that...
Oct 7, 2009Posted in: NewsQuote from "Musica" »I'm still wondering how the Diablo 3 team is going to be able to reconcile it's high, fast-paced action approach with the serious nature of the game. I mean, action games like God of War are fun and all but who takes them seriously? I feel the same way about graphic novels. Sort of fun to read and marvel at the badassness of it their plot and characters but also pretty laughable.
The Diablo series has always had a prominent action orientation to it but if it's as quick, in-your-face and flashy as a game like God of War I'm not sure a serious tone can be maintained.
Don't know how much on-topic i am here, but i just have to say that that perfectly defines a large part of my view on the game.
fast-paced + epic = God of War style != D1 (& %50*D2) style
(And of course this IS my opinion.)
("!=" = "non-equal"; in case anyone didn't know. =P)
Oct 6, 2009Posted in: NewsQuote from "Shatterer" »I'm quite shocked why so many people see no humour in these games. To name a few moments:
Farnham: "you drink water?"
Ogden: "We would never serve black mushrooms to our honoured guests!"
Warrior: "Yup, that's a cow alright"
Gheed (no quote needed)
Lysander: "Horazon's urinal? Oh Journal!"
Even the Fallen family/fetishes are, what I consider to be, funny.
I'll stop now, but you can see that there are plenty of funny tidbits in those games. They aren't integrated in the main storyline, but that's not what Jay is implying.
The problem with Jay's opinion on the previous Diablo's is that the humor in them NEVER has taken anything from the serious feel IN THE END. Have a person play through both games twice and ask him, after a month, to summarize what he feels about the plot. Get what i mean?
But actually i'm sure JW is aware of this. Wrong choice of words i say.
Sep 21, 2009Posted in: NewsQuote from "kanzaki_urumi" »I guess the good old Diablo I "Tristram/Matt Uellman/Tavern/Grisworld/Dark/Gothic" feel/atmosphere is lost for ever...
If you know what I mean.
I DEFINITELY know what you mean and that is EXACTLY what we will be missing in D3... Obviously it made some people more sad than others, but they all should accept that that wasn't all D1 was made of, and Blizz simply chose to improve more on other aspects and not that one... If you get what i mean. =P
Quote from name="Sanctuary Sentinal" »I think it's important to mention that not all of the atmosphere of the first two Diablos was visual, not that you're saying it is, the music of D1 in Tristram was the bleakest sound I'd ever heard, and probably still is. I hope they'll keep the sound track simple and depressively dark and evil like that. No huge Lord of the Ringsish symphonies WoW style.
Well, while you are totally right, much unfortunately music goes along with graphics; that kinda music is likely to be rarely heard in D3. Although you never know. What we know is that if ever, we'll hear it in a town-location and definitely not inside battle.
Quote from "Musica" »Okay, Bhaal and Turmobil, your conversation is ridiculously off-topic.
Indeed. What the hell?
What stuck out for me in this interview was the statement that "armour will look functional" which is great news to me because that obviously means that Blizzard's abolishing the kind of armour we saw on the female barbarian in the original gameplay video. Realism for the win.
Yeah, absolutely. Even Bashiok once said something like ``If anything, they might decrease the size of the pauldrons a bit.''. =P
"Baroque" is a word that I'd never thought of to describe the old Diablo games but now that I've heard it, I can't believe I'd never thought of it. To all those fans who didn't understand what all us art direction disputers meant by "gothic," "baroque" is partly what we meant, at least architecturally wise.
I don't really know... I have also been confused about the Gothic/Baroque stuff a few times before, but looking at them now, i'd say Diablo has Gothic architecture more than anything, but actually a bit of all of them art and architecture styles.
Quote from "Bhaal" »Ah crap i totally forgot what this post was about. Turmobil we should just post in the Random thread.
Do that! :thumbsup:
Sep 21, 2009Posted in: NewsQuote from "Laio" »i totally think like you. Really i would sleep with a peace in mind if they said
"yeah, we are going for a more cartoony art, but not too much, we think it will be great."
Then it just looks like they really settle up, and we can live further than that discussion.
I Wouldn't mind, just admit the damn thing.
It looks kinda they wan't to say it, but don't use the words, coz people will just "OMG HE SAID CARTOON LETS KILL HIM" and get mad, but no point at all to fear that, we will all buy d3 anyway.
We will probably pay in advance and download it from Blizz store, like those Pre-downloads, just waiting for our cd-keys to play.
Umm... To be honest, i didn't once think of `cartoony' while writing my post.
They have said it now a second time that they ARE aiming to make objects physically, or shape-wise realistical, so i believe that after polishing, the game will be simply more flashy than the previous ones, and more with `epic' stuff you know, but not cartoony or un-serious in a WoW-like or any other way...
Quote from "lurked" »And I would sleep with a peace in mind if every single interview with Blizzard wouldn't turn into a 'D3 is too cartoonish' or 'D3 is too WoWish' debate.
Well, it's really just the unreasonable-in-general people that turn the debate into flamewars or whatnot. This kind of attitude is independent from the subject, or what side is `right'; it's about people in general.
(And if you look at it from a statistical point of view, you'll realize that it's fairly normal to see more stupid people on the complaining side of the debate in comparison to those who oppose the complainers (those who don't argue at all don't count). The reason is extremely simple actually: Under the people who argue, there's more complainers, in general. Like: 15 out of 20 complainers are stupid and 3 out of 4 of the against-complainers are stupid. Difference of 12 in numbers, difference of 0 in ratio. The numbers-vs-ratio issue causes lots of misconceptions in daily life.)
Sep 21, 2009OK, i'll `hop on the artstyle bandwagon' once more.Posted in: News
Be it design philosophy differences, artist team differences, technical issues, what ever; there's an undeniable difference in the very general feeling of D3, in comparison to D2 and D1. (In my opinion D2 is somewhere in between 1-3; but that's a bit too detailed and will depend on opinions too much...)
Say whatever you want but, with the general graphical structure of D3, which utilizes especially very bright and colerful skills (including Barbarian (physical) skills), and the general big=strong=epic=GOOD and mature=gore=BLOOD philosophy (i admit that i am exaggerating; bias is inevitable; concentrate on my actual point please), it would be very hard to bring back that specific feel of D1.
HOWEVER, i am NOT saying that that's something negative. Diablo III will very likely have the highest quality gameplay out of the three, and the `feeling of D1' i am talking about is merely one part of what made the series what they are, plus it is subjective. So once again, i am NOT trying to say that D3 is `not Diablo anymore' or that it will be bad in any way. Some of the older fans will simply miss some specific aspects that have made a part of the previous series.
My point on this topic is that they should accept the above (For a third time: It's NOT something negative.), instead of continuously making up things like whatever he tried to say this time. (Seriously, they come up with something new each time. =P)
Sep 15, 2009People always talk about the Lost Vikings but keep forgetting about Rock'n Roll Racing and Blackthorne...Posted in: News
Actually, i just opened up Blizz on Wikipedia and... Uhh ... they even had a LotR game. Not to mention `The Death and Return of Superman'.
Sep 15, 2009Posted in: NewsQuote from "kanzaki_urumi" »"Besides mentioning the Blizzard MMORPG and Activision's plans to begin bypassing console"
What does that mean ? As i'm not a native english speaker i'm not sure.
Please tell me it means they are NOT going on console...
You might want to use a dictionary for `bypass'.
Looking up `besides' might help too.
Please do that now.
But i'm telling you anyway: Yes, it means that Activision is planning `not to use' (bypass) consoles.
And please don't use things like `thx'. Just write `thanks'.
Learn touch-typing if you want to write fast!
Sep 15, 2009Go go WoLV: World of Lost Vikings. LOLPosted in: News
Nah ... but broader audience they say? Hrm... Probably a browser game! XP
Maybe World of Diabolic Space-Unicorn? Now THAT's what you call a broad audience. It'll be 6+!
(That was a really immature joke... =P)
I really wonder what it is.
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