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  1. Doro

    Oops

    I'm going to take a gamble and say they will do. It's the classic tiptoe to the desired goal, so to make as little ripples as possible with such a huge mistake change. They'll have a Store option within a couple of months. I wouldn't be surprised if they threw in the old "we listened to the community (but secretly we always planned for this change)" and balanced the grind to match current levels, too.
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    Game Of Thrones Winner

    That scene was appalling. I said as a joke "and now he stabs her" and my partner was midway through saying "yeah, that would be pretty obvious" when he actually fucking stabbed her. Then the dragon melts the fucking throne, a throne made with fucking dragon fire before without melting it completely (which seems to do whatever's needed, like it used to just melt stone like at Harrenhal, now it explodes stone like TNT). Really? The dragon got the symbolism of the Iron Throne did it? Or did it think "oh no, mummy been stabbed, must be stabby chair"? Their desire to rush to the end left them with nothing but hack moments. I mean, come the fuck on, why is Branston pickle now the king? He made it clear he wasn't a lord or any of that shit any more and was well above it, suddenly he's like "yeah, let's king this bitch up". He's pretty much come out of nowhere to all the other lords and either they didn't tell anyone else he was magic until then or they all just accepted it really easy. Gendry had the strongest claim after Jon, considering he was a legitimised bastard Baratheon, and even he would've made a better choice than Richard Branson (still a bad choice, but you work with the shit you shit up). Arya's magically an explorer now? Made more sense in the books, they set up that sort of a person, but for the TV show she didn't really have any of that. She fucked off to Braavos after her dad popped his clogs, trained to be an assassin, became an assassin, used her power once, did some zombie killing, then got scared of zombies, teleported behind the Night's King, and never did any ninja stuff again. Cool, it's all over, I'mma fuck off in a boat to the west to see what's going on in Americaros. I've got to stop now before I start getting more annoyed. I could re-write that whole fucking season to make more sense, and I think that's what annoys me the most; if an amateur could do it, why the hell are those couple of fags getting paid hundreds of thousands to do a hack job?
  3. Doro

    UK Perspective on UK Contempt of Court

    It's probably happened. Hell, people have been killed with newspapers, so a spoon is an assault weapon by comparison.
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    UK Perspective on UK Contempt of Court

    Holy fuck that is insane. I've never seen anything like it. "He tried to hide his face from our ridiculous 1984 machine so we're stopping him, searching him, taking his picture for our records, then fining him for it". I'd do the same as him if I saw that sort of bollocks, so it looks like I'm liable for half a dozen "officers" to stop me for it. OI, YOU GOT A LICENSE FOR THAT FACE?!
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    Game Of Thrones Winner

    I've been starting to doubt that more and more lately. There's something about his work that suggests he either got very lucky with his initial ASoIaF books, or he had only managed to properly plan out the story up until the end of the War of the Five Kings. Everything before then was fairly grounded, with plots that felt pretty solid and made some sense (considering he was taking so much from history, it's not surprising). Then he started to get slower and lazier in his writing, which I can only attribute to either apathy to his work, or a lack of creativity, and I tend to lean to the latter. He can't figure out how to tie up the loose ends in a satisfying way, especially if the show is along the same lines as he suggests he's aiming for. It doesn't help that he's also being outmatched by his own fans, who come up with much better twists and solutions than he ends up revealing, or in a lot of cases they've managed to guess before he could get there first. That's got to be a hell of a blow to a writer's ego and I don't envy him if that's the case.
  6. Doro

    Game Of Thrones Winner

    I got my Cleganebowl, that's all I ever wanted. It wasn't as long as I'd liked, and the editing was rough as all hell with all the constant cuts, but at least it's done now. They can finish up rushing the hell out of the story without me expecting anything.
  7. Doro

    Other MMOs?

    Are you telling me the casuals on Limited Servers are going to have to plan pulls and use proper rotations to cope with landscape content?! This should be changed ASAP, priority one, alpha bravo tango.
  8. Doro

    Other MMOs?

    One minute you're changing the design for your pointer arrow, the next you're running encrypted hacking of the NSA mainframe through Excel 2013. I couldn't help myself. I need help before I end up hiding in a foreign embassy as a whistleblower.
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    Other MMOs?

    Here's something funny I thought I would share. Just got back from a short trip for a wedding and found 2 message in my inbox from Runescape. The first was saying I'd been perma-banned for botting (never done such a thing). The second was saying they've proactively reviewed my account and unbanned me, before I'd even known I was banned to begin with. Here's the little message they put as the "offence evidence". "Account banned for macroing in RuneScape. Our macro detection system has been monitoring your account closely and has detected that you are using illegal 3rd party software which violates the rules of the game and breaches your terms of service with Jagex. Our team have reviewed the evidence and can confirm that you were using illegal botting software. Jagex are able to accurately detect all illegal 3rd party software and any promises from their makers about being 'totally undetectable' or 'no ban guaranteed' are inaccurate. As such your account has been permanently removed from game. Please take this time to familiarise yourself with the rules should you wish to create another account." Highlighted a key point. Accurately detect it, they say. Incredible how they can accurately detect something that doesn't exist. It made me wonder what I've got running on my computer that would trigger it. I do launch it through Steam as an external game, but that's for ease more than anything. This is what was in the unban message they sent the next day. "As part of our ongoing initiative to proactively review banned accounts, we’ve taken another look and we have concluded that though there is evidence of rulebreaking, it is insufficient to merit a ban. As a result of this further investigation we have decided, on this occasion, to remove the ban. Investigations like this also provide us with valuable information about how your account as detected and as a result of this one we've made some adjustments to our detection system to avoid catching it again." Again, my own highlighting. They've tweaked whatever it is being flagged up so that they don't detect it? Surely, if it's actually illegal 3rd party software, they'd want to keep that open for detection, right? After all, they say there is definitely evidence of rulebreaking, and they can detect that accurately apparently. Seems odd to let this one slide under the radar from now on. Shit, they could've just as easily admitted they were wrong and their system triggered when it shouldn't have, with an apology. Nope, they instead try to act like they're letting me "get away" with whatever it is they claim I've been doing. Boys will be boys and all that. It's this sort of shit that makes MMOs a pain in the ass. At least with a single player game, I'm not likely to get banned for nout.
  10. Doro

    Game Of Thrones Winner

    Stoicism went with it. There's a lot of this hyper-emotional incontinence lately and it's just getting worse.
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    Other MMOs?

    I've picked Runescape back up again. It's amazing how far it's come, even if it is still visually an absolute mess. I think it's only the nostalgia in me that's got me interested, considering that was the same reason I was playing the LotRO limited servers. But I've said it before and I'll say it again: MMOs just don't hold the same appeal to me as they used to. There's too much grind and too much time invested for it to be played properly, when it could all get snatched away from you by a single shitty dev decision. The hardcore MMOers expect insane levels of dedication and socialising, while the casual crowd that's mostly catered for are effectively retarded and so are given mind-numbing content in return. It's just not worth the hassle any more.
  12. After spending the last 6 months on the Limited Servers, I'm firmly on the side of those who are tired of having to group with shit players. There are people on there who don't know their arse from their elbow and expect to be dragged through instances and raids so they can roll on everything even if they can't use it. Basic orders get ignored repeatedly, and when it's things like AOE 1-hit eyes those idiots soon turn into raid wipes. I make sure I always put out 10k+ morale required for my raids, just as a basic filter, and I still get absolute numpties asking for invites with 7k or 8k morale, like I'm just fucking about with a minimum morale request. If they can't even comply with something that simple, there's no fucking way they're going to be any use in a raid.
  13. Doro

    Be Virtuous!

    This Freudian slip is pretty accurate.
  14. Doro

    64-bit gossip

    Are we talking about turbine.com? If so, it's sending me to WB now.
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    64-bit gossip

    To be fair, it doesn't say where you have to insert it. Or how deep.
  16. Doro

    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    I get that this person is incompetent, and likely with more than just the game, but it feels like you guys are giving her far too much attention and importance. I wouldn't have known who she is at all until people here started posting links to her streams and giving her a spotlight, which is often what streamers want. They're a literal nobody, but there's a growing theme here like she carries any weight (no, not like that) in the "community". Careful you don't create your own monster.
  17. Doro

    12 Year Anniversary Failure

    And no festival NPCs are out for this, either, so Inn League and Ale Association are off the table (I fucking hate that I need max rep with them for the goat deed).
  18. Doro

    And you thought the OF were bad...

    I've never liked that they went F2P. I've never liked that they keep putting Store-only items in. The whole thing has a distinct "EA: We fuck the game" feel about it. However, I can see that for someone who never knew otherwise, they'd not see a problem. They set their standard at a much lower point than was previously available, and that's just the nature of the beast. It fucks the rest of us over and results in a consistently shitty game from then onwards, but the perspective will depend on when you join. In terms of why an ability to not pay might be considered the best part, well it depends on your reasoning. Getting anything for free is nice, but it's especially good if you also think what's given is good. For example, if I got a free steak dinner from my favourite steakhouse, it wouldn't matter how good the steak was, the best part would be that it was free. Not that LotRO is a steak, it's more like the scraps powerwashed off the carcass and mushed together, but still.
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    And you thought the OF were bad...

    I may be misreading this, but it seems like they're saying they're happy they can play the game without ever having to actually cough up any money. I can see the appeal of a game where you slowly unlock content for free just by playing it, and I've often thought if I didn't have a Lifer account I would've done exactly that as a Premium player.
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    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    If this is the same person, it looks like they use other people's charity to avoid having to pay for basic maintenance of a house. https://www.druidsfire.com/gratitude-and-accountability/
  21. Doro

    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    This is the rub of it. They recently re-opened the winter festival on the servers, which gave a lot of people a laugh. So blatant is their lack of content for the casuals that they have to recycle more and more often. However, I repeatedly saw people asking for people to actually turn up for things like snowball fights or that weird theatre thing. I thought fuck it, I'll go have a butcher's. No layering mechanic needed, it was really, really dead. There's more people sitting AFK in 21st Hall than there is doing the festival. There's round the clock runs of Turtle, despite raiders being a small percentage of the player-base. Yet the festival doesn't get a lot of interest? Heavily suggestive that the majority don't do festivals, and yet it's the flowerpickers who keep getting changes and additions made for them. Precisely because they're the sorts of plebs who would use 45 mithril coins a night on rezzes. The whales (and I don't mean that about any particular streamer's weight) are the ones still funding the game, despite their small numbers. They're the only ones who need to be kept happy, and seemingly it doesn't take fucking much. But hey, if they're happy, good luck to them... the crayon-eating little bastards.
  22. Doro

    The Emperor Returns

    TFA was a victory lap of the originals. TLJ was an absolute mess that cauterised the plot points from TFA. This new one... my god, they're getting desperate if they're having to bait with Palpatine. "Oh no, all of our new characters suck, we'll have to resurrect an old one just to make people interested again!" Couldn't possibly revive Snoke instead, implying he's actually Plagueis himself, no they failed to make him as iconic as Emps. They only decent thing they included at all in the new films was a brief glimpse of the Knights of Ren (who should've been far more than just a glimpse), and it's too late to bring them in now when they would've made a perfect trilogy-wide group of sympathetic villains.
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    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    Okay, I gave it a watch and it was like nails on a chalkboard. I had to stop at the point where she keeps trying to pick up an item while she's got half a dozen mobs on her. If that's you providing commentary over the video, I have no idea how you sat through the whole thing.
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    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    I can't watch video game streamers at all. They're often worse at the game than I am, I get annoyed that it's not me being able to pick and choose what's happening, and they're generally not particularly unique or charismatic individuals in the little camera box to make it any different. Obviously, the majority have seen how a lucky few are making easy-bucks from streaming, and think they can do the same, so there's always that hint of avarice behind it which puts me off as well. Despite all that, more power to those unfortunates that are hitching their wagon to LotRO of all games. After all, it's a game where its own "official" streams from staff average 100 viewers.
  25. Doro

    64-bit gossip

    I recently picked up my craft alt RK on the Limited Servers just to get the Loth crafting gear, and I've found this to be true. I've solo'd a hell of a lot on bear, so I always assumed other classes weren't up to the same sorts of feats, but even my shitty, under-geared RK can solo 3 man instances in yellow line. You can literally run into a group of mobs, then just kite in a circle popping heals, throwing out some lightning, and dropping the frost DOT patch when you get a small gap, no problems. If things get tricky? Two bubbles, one of which stuns the enemies attacking. Or wait until the DOT ends and hit them with that AOE daze and heal up for a bit. Daze one at a time with that pointy finger skill. Still, nothing compared to the bear, but easy for even a non-RK player to pick up and get to grip with quickly, so not sure how these streamers can fuck up so badly.
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