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Thrabath

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  1. to be honest, i don't understand why saying the F-word is such an issue in some countries. It isn't the case in Europe as far as I am aware, so I don't think it's an issue for EG7
  2. no, only difference is lvl'ing speed and difficulty-lvl --> which also has it's effect on lvl'ing speed So if you want to play slow, but also play on high difficulty, you go fast-slow
  3. Happy new year all! And let's hope 2021 will be better than 2020...
  4. I do, a combination of decades long of indoctrination that socialism = communism, communism = the devil and democrats have policies that have at least a flavour of socialism. Thus they are the devil. Oh, and they are pro-abortus, thus also the devil; A little generalizing: We all more and more live in our own bubble, strengthened by social media algoritms. What you are adviced to read/watch is based on what you have read/watched. So you see more and more of the same, with some more extreme videos/opinions popping up now and then. And because you've seen the normal ones a lot of times already and we love sensation we often click those weirder/extremer videos. Thus we see more and more of those, because we watched them, with even more extreme ones popping up now and then. And so on. And the final reason, also generalizing of course, parties who are more on the right part of the political spectrum have a stronger focus on the short-term and those at the left side more on the long-term. You don't see the long-term effects having impact directly. A lot what Trump has done, especially for the rural regions, has great positive short-tem effects. But at the cost of higher national debt. But before you notice the impact of that we are several years later.
  5. And what is the problem as he really flees as he loses? Yeah, he evades justices if he has done bad things, but such a process will be highly political, increases rifts between democrats and republicans and take years. He will maybe even die or have serious old-of-age problems before this case will have a final verdict at higher courts... If he loses it will probably best for everyone if he runs away. Easier for Republicans to cast him away, easier for Democrats to not start a highly dividing 'witch hunt'.
  6. I guess they really are in the downward spiral to the end: Less players, so less income, thus less content, which needs higher prices, which makes more players leave, thus even lesser income etc.
  7. Well, I'd recommend it too if I was selling it and needed the money
  8. well, as long as Trump can still give orders the republicans have till january 2nd to push it through, no matter who wins in 27 days from now
  9. ouch, that doesn't look very healthy to be honest; That can't be good for his image, can it? why would you do such a thing to yourself, instead of taking it easy and just recovering?
  10. Trump has corona; Even though I don't agree with him, I hope he recovers quickly. And while he probably is in a higher-risk group (high age, overweight, probably not the most healthy person living) I would be suprised if he doesn't survive. It is diagnosed early, high chance he won't have severe symptoms and he will have perfect health care; But I can't stop speculating anyway if it will become serious; I'm not a citizen of the USA, so don't know how this exactly work. But if I understand correctly an appointed candidate can only be changed if he steps back or dies? And since it takes on average 3-4 weeks between getting corona and going to the IC, he will be on the IC during the elections and maybe even in artificial coma? That would be a unique situation and somehow very interesting to see what will happen. All sort of scenario's come to mind; Trump dies just before the election; Trump dies between election day and electoral college voting, while winning the election; Trump dies between winning the electoral college vote and the congress counting? And another question comes to mind, who else is infected? More members of Cabinet? Biden during the debate? The Vice-President?
  11. Well, I hope for the Americans here that a miracle happens and neither of those becomes your next president; you’ve got 300+ million citizens and these 2 are the best there is?
  12. Well, he lives in the USA and no part of the UK Royal house anymore. And I guess his wife can/will vote in the elections; Though I don't understand why you flee away from BorisJohnson and then choose the USA
  13. Well, an expansion you’d expect a new system, a new instance cluster and a bunch of quests; so they have some parts of that; if they had 2 regions/ a lvl cap increase to 135 I could have understood it. Now my reaction is, they charge VIP’s for a new region
  14. Depends what they think is mature and constructive; Just check the forums how they interact with their customers?
  15. Well, since there is no press allowed at the Republican convention, can't they just nominate someone else to be their candidate?
  16. Yeah, it's difficult what to hope for; Another Trump win will be sort of funny because of the rage of the losers; But I fear that will have a little more negative impact on me then Biden winning; Though I think the influence of the USA on the world/ Europe is overrated; It's because everyone says they have so much influence... But a landslide win of Biden would also be interesting to see, because of the reaction of Trump and his fans; And who-ever wins, I won't be suprised if he can't complete the full term because of serious health issues. So the VP is more important then ever.
  17. well, on the other hand (but maybe that's how the media reports it), in Europe we have it sort of under control, in many other countries (USA, whole southern america, India) it appears to become a bigger problem every day; It's brutal to the elderly/ those with health issues, but most people don't have serious issues; In a government report in the Netherlands last week they said that 98% had no serious health issues, 1,5% needed hospital care and 0,35% ICU care; I think the main problem is that you don't want your health care collapsing, that will cause many more deaths than this virus; And I think we are just beginning to discover what measures help and which don't help; Being in the same room for a longer period ==> high risk; Being outside ==> almost no risk; And if people stay at home when feeling ill, it probably prevents a lot more diseases from spreading
  18. Welk, since they are still 5 months away you can’t dat anything yet, of riots stops, protests continues and economy won’t recover, I don’t see Trump winning; of protests get put of hand, economy recovers Trump had better chances I guess
  19. Yeah, I don't understand why they suddenly stop being so strict with measures; Especially because there are enough possibilities which are more covid-19-proof to express your anger and the funeral will be live-streamed if I understand it, so no reason to be there if you aren't family. In the Netherlands we have lower than expected deaths for the 3rd week in a row according to our national statistics centre.
  20. If I understood it correctly the buff would stay, so you could oneshot a raid too f.e.
  21. You'd expect in the older population more females to die, because we have more elderly females, since their life expectation is higher; You'd expect more males because smoking is a risk-factor and more males smoke --> maybe more males with lung cancer who have died? You'd expect more females because they have a higher risk of getting Covid, because we have more females in healthcare/elderly care on the other hand, they have more protection there, so they should have less chance of getting it because of the protection. So I've got no idea
  22. This is a good idea I think, makes powerlvling a little more difficult I’m curious how this server will work in a population not used to pvp...
  23. I think Belgium counts everyone suspected of Corona as a Corona death - if you have symptoms, aren't tested, but dies, you will be counted in the statistics. So Belgium will probably have one of the smallest differences between the reported Covid-numbers and excess-death statistics.
  24. well, to me it isn't very surprising that a special election because of the former representative having to resign because of improper behaviour causes a flip in a swing-district; I won't use this as a prediction for the presidential elections; With corona going around, and the economic problems because of corona, and the uncertain future for the next months, it's difficult to say. If the corona-shit hits the fan in Wisconsin now s.c. ended the lock-down or if nothing happens there, will probably have more impact f.e. And I still think that it isn't unlikely that one of the candidates will suffer health issues before elections are there. So as far as I am concerned, those who say Trump will win are probably republicans, those who say Biden will win are probably democrats and I'm just a stupid European watching from far away
  25. Well, maybe the only 3 ways out of this shitstorm is A. accepting it is here and will stay here or B. getting everyone infected asap so that temporary herd immunity arises or C. complete global quarantaine for 4 weeks so it just can's spread. well, reading that back there is only 1 option, and that is A because no politician/ policy maker will chose for option B. and C. won't work because it only works if 99% of the population joins and the 1% that doesn't go into quarantaine (to make sure utilities stay available) adhere to strict hygiene measures and keep distance from each other. So still our only 'hope' is a vaccin/medicine...
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