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  1. So, now that we're starting to get into the "gotta regrind the LIs with each new level increase" and past the fun content of SoA and MoM... are the legendary servers going to become ghost towns as players lose interest?
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    Breaking: New Race Announced

    Well, explains why he's overly verbose with little substance....
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    Legendary Servers = Failed Experiment?

    I think at this point LotRO (overall) is terminal. I'm surprised it's lived this long, but if (as suspected) the core is unraveling, you can't keep enough people on the servers so round 2 of server mergers are going to happen. I predict we're going to see a DE, FR, EN-EU, EU-RP, NA-RP, and NA server survive (as that's the bare minimum number of tags), and eventually FR will get dropped (because the FR community is so small comparatively). #NotSurprised
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    Breaking: New Race Announced

    I never quite got that far in LotRO, as I had made it into Minas Tirith... started playing again... and then Shadowbringers hit and now I really don't have a desire to go play shit tier stories in an MMO after experiencing a really, really well done one.
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    Breaking: New Race Announced

    The funny thing with this announcement... it just feels like a huge lore breach to the point that SSG isn't even trying to follow the lore anymore, just making it up as they go.
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    5.0 Endgame

    So I've been looking into getting geared up for the current endgame (as it helps make everything that follows easier on the WHM), and it's looking like SE has actually done us a favor and reduced the grind to get the gear (which is a huge blessing in our job system, even with the shared gear between the jobs). Although, I may be spacing what the SB and HW initial endgame gearing was so there's always that.
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    FFXIV: Shadowbringers Patch Notes

    And this is what an expansion's patch notes should be. https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/330f2b280067d69d85b17831c66712a499e97484 Can't wait for maintenance to end and be back online heading to new worlds =)
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    FFXIV: Shadowbringers Patch Notes

    Pay attention in the Heavensward (Ishgard and Dragonsong War) content, as a lot of the later stuff is VERY relevant to Shadowbringers. Heavensward is also the second strongest storyline, behind Shadowbringers. Oh, and check out the Crystal Tower raids, as that storyline is pretty relevant to Shadowbringers as well.
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    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    So... this is a thing. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9544266/iran-british-oil-tanker-revolutionary-guard-royal-navy/ Honestly, I thought the UK had their shit more together so that this wouldn't happen.
  10. Well yeah, she's a woman, and women are the true upper class 🙄
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    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    Cause you missed the point about terrorist attacks - it's not about lethality, it's about spectacle. Look at the September 11th attacks - spectacle. Bombing the subways - spectacle. Releasing biological warfare into the subways - enriching the environment =P I mean, you're saying taking the CIA info with a grain of salt is like saying you shouldn't trust MI6 (or whatever the UK equivalent is). Either way, unless you're completely ignoring the propaganda factories (like BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, etc) your view of the world is going to be heavily skewed towards the war hawks. Essentially, if you're only getting your news off of the TV, you're completely clueless.
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    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    Yeah, I was scratching my head on that one as well as Afghanistan made sense at the time (as we were going after Al Queada) - but it wasn't until later that I learned that we basically created the group that attacked us (cause we're skilled like that). Iraq felt like it came out of the blue, and I saw it as mostly finishing up what Bush Sr had started, and also with the info that was used for the attack as "ah, that makes sense". Later on I learned about how the CIA had basically played Bush and the entire thing was BS, but by that point... well... you get the point... As far as Desert Storm goes, yes I know, my Dad was almost deployed over there, and helped to train many that went over to help clean up that mess. So please explain to me why the US should be the world's police force, rather than the UN or the EU. IMO we should be leaving other countries alone, and let Europe and the Middle East sort out their neighbor. If the US wants to embargo Iran, that doesn't mean the EU should follow suit. I mean, I'm all for having our military assets over there to defend our trade ships as that's one of the reasons why the US Navy exists. That said, your ship, your problem - and if the UK can't deal with the issue, they need to rethink their priorities because if Iran can show the UK incapable of defending themselves, you're opening yourself up for pirates to start capturing your trade ships.
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    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    That's not how I see it, as Iran (along with Saudi Arabia) are both major funders of ISIS/ISIL which is a destabilizing factor for the entire Middle-east (at least going by what I know of the issues there). I mean, the US should really just let Iran do it's thing and we should stop screwing with other countries since all it's doing is creating more messes than it's fixing. In this case, I think pulling out was the right move because the last thing you want to do to a tyrant is make them feel cornered as that's when a lot of people die when the dictators strike out in fear. To be honest, we never should have made the pact with Iran in the first place. This also ties into the attack that Trump balked on, as I think what was going on there was Trump figuring out who the warhawks are. Although... I think the world has forgotten the horrors of a nuked city so we may be getting a reminder of their terrible power - much to the chagrin of everyone involved. For that matter, I'm surprised that a terrorist groups hasn't snuck a nuke through our southern border with Mexico and used it on one of the major US cities. Once they got into a vehicle with license plates, all they'd need to do is drive normally to their destination, detonate their bomb, and the US would have a catastrophic loss of life. Touching back on the Iraq stuff, that was primarily caused by the CIA feeding other US agencies false information which only destabilized that entire region. Essentially, the CIA played Bush like a fiddle, so given the bad information Bush had, he made the "correct" decision that had terrible ramifications. Most forget that point as the media painted the scenario that Bush was being a warhawk rather than Bush was looking at the bad data and UN resolutions going "if the UN isn't going to act on this, I will".
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    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    It's that Iran made the deal in bad faith, as they were never going to uphold their end of the bargain. It's the same sort of shenanigans we saw with Sadaam Hussein and his inspections where Iran will show exactly what they want to show, which looks one way but is actually quite another. I mean going by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_nuclear_deal_framework After what Obama and Bush did to Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan, there's no way in hell any small country is EVER going to disarm themselves, and this is what was not happening. Meanwhile you have idiots that believe the mainstream narrative that keep saying: Because they're freaking clueless (like most Brits truly are apparently).
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    UK Ship gets Captured by Iran

    As long as the US stays out of it and goes "that's your problem, deal with it" I'm fine with sitting on the sidelines and laughing. What gets me is that the comments somehow suggest that this is all Trump's fault as he saw that the Iranians were never going to uphold their nuclear deal, so just pulled us all out of a bad deal. Edit: Update https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7266349/Trump-says-Iran-big-trouble-seized-TWO-British-tankers-Persian-Gulf.html Best part of this is:
  16. Honestly, I think the TERF's position on this and that of most female athletes is identical. Ironically, trans athletes competing against women is the most misogynistic concept yet.... and yet the people calling out the misogyny are the bad ones.....
  17. The sad thing is that (generally speaking) if someone's best achievement was inside of a video game, it means their life is completely meaningless and they really didn't contribute anything of value to society. It's like all the land whales on Twitter that form the outrage mob. A complete waste of space with nothing useful to contribute to society. It's truly a sad thing.
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    Shadowbringer Class Changes

    So, now that we've had a chance to play Shadowbringers a bit, what's your thoughts on how your classes work at 80?
  19. Yeah... there's been enough stuff that I've seen through Joe Rogan that the trans MMA athlete stuff is basically "that's a man, still a man after they've been injected with drugs, and shouldn't be fighting women" from his point of view. Amusing that he sees it so clearly yet somehow growing boobs makes you a woman... Amusing how much that ideology is basically a religion....
  20. It all depends on your sport, but part of the issue is that the US is just so freaking huge compared to something like the UK. I mean, there are counties in Texas bigger than your entire country! (Ok, maybe not really, but you get the point)
  21. Oh, I expect the monetization of the game to be exactly like how Amazon does it.... Everywhere, and so good you don't even realize your sending them your bank balance, but so clearly flagged that when you realize what you did, you just feel dumb.
  22. In this particular case, that would be a bad thing how?
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    FFXIV: Shadowbringers Patch Notes

    FYI: The other is true, if you don't start with Steam, you CANNOT buy anything from Steam expansion wise as Steam and SE Official are two different licensing chains... despite both counting as "PC" >.>
  24. Saw the article in Endgaget https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/10/amazon-game-studios-lord-of-the-rings-mmo-leyou/ If Amazon got the licenses for the Histories and Silmarillion, that would explain why Turbine/SSG hasn't. However.... if they don't monetize like DE does for Warframe... I'm not sure how sustainable a F2P model is without exploiting the player's ability to dump money on the store.
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    FFXIV: Shadowbringers Patch Notes

    Be careful if it's a Steam key, it's going to force you to ONLY buy expansions from Steam. That's not a bad thing (as Shadowbringers was actually out as early as it should have been), but it's something to keep in mind.
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