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Posts posted by LasraelLarson

  1. 4 hours ago, cossieuk said:

    What is Trump doing tweeting about a witness who is testifying at the impeachment hearing.   

    [cough] Impeachment Inquiry *[/cough]

    one that is now broadcast publicly & has yet to produce a single article of.

    anyone can make commentary, its called freedom... not the fake kind you have in Britain, but actual freedom.

    cry to the private company Twitter if it twists your panties that much.  maybe they will ban him...



  2. On 11/13/2019 at 4:57 PM, Splay said:

    As far as I can tell, from what I read MM isn't doing so well.

    Landy numbers haven't changed. I guess not losing more is as good as it gets


    Anor and Ihtil, what a joke. Hermits in their hermitage. 🙄

    that Lux Aeterna site no longer updates and isn't useful info anymore...

    On 8/26/2019 at 11:39 AM, Agra said:



    Landroval numbers are actually up, as are all servers:



    use: http://lotrostats.gefallenehelden.de/

    as it is still currently maintained.

    and steam is also up roughly 12%


    a pretty small bump all the same, (1500 - 2000 extra logins per day across all servers) but an increase over previous months.

  3. 37 minutes ago, Splay said:

    The real question to ask. Can a President run for a second term if they are impeached or censured?

    that is a good question.  especially when currently. "Articles of Impeachment have NOT been brought to the floor.

    but it would seem they can still run.

    so kinda makes one wonder what is the game-plan?


    had trouble finding this video.

    anyway, if this is what insiders think about the current slate of Dem candidate hopefuls...  they don't have a clear front-runner that has mass appeal...  and they sure won't back Bernie Sanders.

    so is the actual plan to hopefully eat away at Trumps voter base?  cause i don't see that working so well. 

    sway public opinion in hopes of moving more of the Republican majority Senate?  those republicans won't budge prior to Nov. 2020 when at the very least they can still get Pence for 4 years.

  4. whew, everyone seems to be an expert on the Impeachment process...

    i wonder if any of you experts could tell me how many Impeached Presidents were removed from Office?

    and the follow up to that first question...

    what sort of timetable needs to transpire if the November 2020 election is to proceed unhindered? when do Democrats need to bring "Formal" charges AKA: articles of impeachment?

    and am i correct that we aren't even at the point of charges making it to the floor of the house of representatives?


    and lastly if Donald Trump is not "CONVICTED" before the 2020 election by a 2/3 majority in the Senate and manages to win in November 2020, but after...  does that not simply mean you are stuck with Mike Pence until 2024?

    assuming of course Donald Trump wins in 2020.  😉

    how does the Timetable work if you want to remove him before November 2020?

    you'd think if they were solid with the votes, this thing would be moving forward, but hey, what do i know...   🤨

    i'm sure this isn't all "Sound and Fury, signifying... people are distracted by noises.  i'll even add too:

    the walls are closing in...




  5. China bad.


    soo many ways bad.  but this Blizzard thing, whilst highlighting more dimensions of the bad, is also entertaining.

    unironically using the Jim vlog above... especially for the Trump bashing, as it is likely, the very factor that will keep it up and accessible (just as is the 24/7 bashing news cycle that drones on unabated)  when it would otherwise be immediately removed by bloodsucking harpy goblins the likes of:


    it is interesting just how easily bent out of shape, and over what, to the point of banning, a Dictatorship can get...


    but truly it is past time to slay the Red Dragon!


    fuck China!

    TAIWAN #1!!!

  6. 1 hour ago, Doro said:

    Was this the money trail that led back to some corrupt Russian oligarchs?

    best summary HERE!


    Viktor Vekselberg


    Renova Group


    Columbus Nova





    A Daybreak representative has confirmed to Gamasutra that it has laid off multiple employees in a company "realignment." The statement reads as follows:

    "We are taking steps to improve our business and to support our long-term vision for the existing franchises and development of new games. This will include a realignment of the company into separate franchise teams, which will allow us to highlight their expertise, better showcase the games they work on, and ultimately provide tailored experiences for our players. Unfortunately, some employees were impacted by this effort, and we’re doing what we can to support them during this challenging time."

    117 trademark filings for Daybreak Games including a few new studio names at link below:


  7. realignment of the company into separate franchise teams...


    seen chatter of folk speculating things are being parceled up separately for sale, though how that works with IP's transferring (in most cases incompletely) i can't see that being too successful TBH.

    smells more like fudging the books in hopes of further obfuscating the money trail.

    that and all the backbone issues this will cause as they decentralize their company services...  2020 is gonna get nasty.


    the allusion to new games...  l o o o o l. 

    the new game will be a Gacha Game called "When Pigs Fly" available on all platforms.  🤪

  8. welp that didn't take very long...


    according to the employee tweets, there is likely more to come...  SOON™

    this coincidentally has nothing to do with Olive Yew (& others)...


    so Planetside Arena was Daybreaks last hurrah...  what possible plans could they have beyond this?  with 1.5 - 2 billion in Columbus Nova assets frozen & Patrick Soon-Shiongs' NantTech investment money all but drying up... what does 2020 actually have in store for Daybreak Games?

    ima go with a big fat goose egg.  or a #Daybreak Games is over party.

  9. On 10/7/2019 at 11:24 AM, warspeech said:

    That's what they usually do.  Back when they closed down some of the servers, if you were on one of the closing ones, your character got a gift box on login after transferring to a new server.  One of the things in the box was 5 Lotro points.  FIVE.

    I guess some people were abusing that somehow, so it didn't take long for them to act....they took the 5 LP away from the box so if you didn't open it in the first day or so, oh well.

    I don't think it needs to be a significant percentage of the players, if they're losing anything at all from the setup, they shut it down.  When it does come back up, it'll most likely be with a change that screws over the garden-variety clueless players too.

    and this is actually worse.  incapable of a measured and proportionate response.  typical.

    that said on this transfer thing, i actually do think it was a fairly high (30 - 40%) of the remaining player-base who are active on all regional servers with multiple dozens of character slots shuffling the fruits of 10 - 20 hours daily addiction and other elicit exploits.

  10. tis amazing that for all the server transfer feature offers, it also included moving items without also shifting a character.  i guess the thinking is you could retry to claim items that may have failed to move with the character in the first attempt.  but the unlimited moves without actual character transfer...   kinda boggles how open the design remained for so long.

    even more amazing when you consider accounting for all these item transfers for singular people with multiple characters across multiple servers...  how many actual individual players are active?  how many hours per day is someone spending playing multiple capped characters across several servers? etc.

    cause if it was just a handful of people, they could easily take punitive action against a couple dozen individuals, but instead they shit the whole thing down.   so the percentage of players doing this had to be significant enough to pull the feature entirely.

    LOTRO's population is small enough as it is, and factor in that a significant portion of that population is artificial (boosted by singular individuals creating multiple signals on multiple servers)...  and how this activity seems on the face to be skirting generating income for SSG...

    game is in a very sad place.

  11. 32 minutes ago, Doro said:

    a potentially illegal move

    potentially being the key here...

    if it wasn't potential, proper procedure and filings would have been followed to the letter.  but on that the Dems have broken protocol.  hence the dares from Republicans to put it to a vote and bring in actual formal procedure.

    but this whole episode is, by design...  just like all previous manufactured events... aimed at swaying opinion rather than formal proceedings.  EX: one whistle-blower didn't seem to work...  as per Brennans' twitter request"


    a second whistle-blower is being produced.  watch it have the exact same effect.

    though it does wet the appetite of the socialist left, you included.

    enjoy it now, i will save the savor for when it too crashes and burns.


    32 minutes ago, Doro said:

    the Democrats didn't do what Trump has done.

    oh but they did.  the Steele Dossier.  and when you look at the trail that leads up to its creation...  they have absolutely done just that.


  12. 1 hour ago, Papi said:

    It's become pretty clear that Trump (and his team) know he fucked up with the Ukraine call.  His appearance on TV (boldly bringing China into the mix) is his way of normalizing his unethical behavior.  You normalize it enough, his followers (i.e. Almagnus) will eventually defend behavior they would normally find abhorrent if anyone else but him was doing it.  At this point, it's the only trick he has left.  And it may work.

    if you think i am aiming for normal, you have missed the plot.  this isn't normal.  it may never be normal again.

    that pleases me.

    also if you think i am defending...  again, no.  but then i think it was Trump who gave Rachel Maddow that tax return and also that before he grabbed them by the pussy...  he took her shopping for furniture, but she, "SHUT HIM DOWN..."  he also made fun of a waffling disabled reporter.

    a flawed man who just happens to provide a decent train-wreck.  until a better option presents itself, i'll continue to support.


    32 minutes ago, Amenhir said:

    So nice of you to cherry pick that summary you ignorant asshole.

    i provided a link to the full transcripts you daft cunt.

  13. 25 minutes ago, cossieuk said:

    Perhaps a transcript of a call where he is asking a for dirt

    "I will say we do a lot for the Ukraine. We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time. A lot more than the European Countries are doing and they should be helping you more than they are. Germany does almost nothing for you...

    ... the United States has been very good to the Ukraine. i wouldn't say that its reciprocal necessarily because things are happening that are not good but the United States has been very very good to the Ukraine."


    "I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.  I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine,  they say Crowdstrike...  I guess you have one of your wealthy people...  the server, they say the Ukraine has it.  There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation.  I think your surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like to get to the bottom of it.  As you saw yesterday, that whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance, but they say a lot of it started with the Ukraine.  Whatever you can do, it is very important that you do it if that's possible."


    "...  I heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that's really unfair.  A lot of people are talking about that, the way they shut your very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people involved.  Mr. Giuliani is a highly respected man.  He was the Mayor of New York City, a great mayor, and I would like him  to call you.  I will ask him to call you along with the Attorney General.  Rudy very much knows what's happening and he is a very capable guy...

    ...There's a lot of talk about Biden's son,  that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great.  Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you could look into it...  It sounds horrible to me."


    "... I will have Mr. Giuliani give you a call and I am also going to have Attorney General Barr call and we will get to the bottom of it.  I am sure you will figure it out.  I heard the prosecutor was treated very badly and he was a very fair prosecutor so good luck with everything..."

    SOURCE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uyWKAGgHIqDEORgjOyo0uq7JOXzhxOQf/view


    59 minutes ago, cossieuk said:

    or maybe texts between officials stating that aid is linked to an investigation. 

    "I believe you are correct about the Presidents intentions.  The President has been crystal clear no quid pro quo's of any kind.  The President is trying to evaluate whether Ukraine is going to adopt the transparency and reforms that President Zelensky promised during his campaign..."

    SOURCE: https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/a/4/a4a91fab-99cd-4eb9-9c6c-ec1c586494b9/621801458E982E9903839ABC7404A917.chairmen-letter-on-state-departmnent-texts-10-03-19.pdf


    no aid linked to an investigation mentioned.  that bit comes from Politico.  the withholding aid bit, not the investigation link:


    so unless you are aware of other texts than these...   no quid pro quo's of any kind.


    1 hour ago, Papi said:

    First start would be to have the government organizations at your disposal to officially and properly investigate such matters--not send your personal lawyer back and forth to the Ukraine

    pity those government organizations (and the media of that time) weren't as galvanized for John Kerry & Joe Biden.  times change.

    as for Trump;  I hope he continues unconventional approaches including honey pots and canary traps of which this whole episode has the whiff of.   cause when "Teflon Don" wins in 2020...  they'll still say be calling him an idiot and the walls are closing in, as they scream at the sky.

    also investigation is only the search for proof/evidence.   in this case however, it is more like an non stop fishing expedition hoping something will finally pay off.  maybe this will be the time it works...  👌

  14. 3 hours ago, warspeech said:

    GW2 recently changed it so that when you buy Path of Fire (the most recent expansion) you also get their other expansion Heart of Thorns for free. :)

    GW2 might be the most reasonable model in the MMO genre.

    also the entire base game is FTP.  that would be like LOTRO making all of Shadows of Angmar FTP.  but the marketing at LOTRO has always been "On Lunch" IMO.