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1 hour ago, psalm8818 said:

because you are a cancer on the OF...a cancer that has driven off a disproportionate amount of the playerbase.

you're allowed to get away with FAR more than the typical user, and EVERYONE here knows it.  How many hundreds of players have you baited into getting banned, knowing full well what you were doing?  How many "This thread should be locked, because it doesn't adhere to my narrative" posts have you shit out over the years?  How many players with valid feedback have given up trying to express that feedback because of your inane trolling bullshit?

You, Hurin, have done just as much harm to LOTRO as Turbine/SSG's plethora of mismanagement and incompetence with your asshat antics on the OF.  Your wordsmithery won't avail you here, and you don't have Cordovan to run and cry to in order to get posts deleted that call you out for your bullshit.  

I disrespect Cordovan, along with ALL of his shills and ALL of the trolls that operate under his banner of security, because they have disrespected me.  You sir, can go fuck yourself.

Wow.  I mean...there is a lot that can be said for what you just typed here.  disproportionate amount...compared to what exactly?  who is EVERYONE??  Hundreds of players???

but that last bit...you've clearly got a few screws loose (not that I needed any further proof of that)

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i think it's pretty obvious who has the actual grudge(s) here.

some of us just find it entertaining to watch them come unhinged.

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8 hours ago, psalm8818 said:

Whooptee do, you've had your wrist slapped for trolling.  Your ass should have been banned years ago, because you are a cancer on the OF...a cancer that has driven off a disproportionate amount of the playerbase.

However, because your head is perpetually up Cordovan's ass, you're allowed to get away with FAR more than the typical user, and EVERYONE here knows it.  How many hundreds of players have you baited into getting banned, knowing full well what you were doing?  How many "This thread should be locked, because it doesn't adhere to my narrative" posts have you shit out over the years?  How many players with valid feedback have given up trying to express that feedback because of your inane trolling bullshit?

You, Hurin, have done just as much harm to LOTRO as Turbine/SSG's plethora of mismanagement and incompetence with your asshat antics on the OF.  Your wordsmithery won't avail you here, and you don't have Cordovan to run and cry to in order to get posts deleted that call you out for your bullshit.  

I disrespect Cordovan, along with ALL of his shills and ALL of the trolls that operate under his banner of security, because they have disrespected me.  You sir, can go fuck yourself.

Sorry all. . . there will be no (ongoing) show here.  I won't be going twelve rounds with the above.  What there, exactly, would there be for me to address?  It's just one long, undocumented, unsubstantiated, wild screed.  What seems to be happening is that this person (and no, I have no freakin' clue who you are) lumps anyone who has ever disagreed with him into one amalgamous blob. . . and from there, reality doesn't matter.  As demonstrated by how that bit about infractions was handled:   "He would never be infracted!  Never ever!  Because reasons!  Oh, wait, he gets infracted all the time!?!  No big whoop.  No change to my worldview!"

I would have liked to have seen just one example, among all my posts arguing against pay-to-win, easy-mode, solo-focus, endgame loot for farming in the Shire, Hobbit Presents, quest tracker GPS supplanting well-written quests, Store-driven grind, etc. . . where I've ruined the game.  Indeed, I'm tempted to go find the posts where I argue vehemently with two of the other names constantly dropped here as examples of those who have "ruined the game" and "driven off" vast numbers of players (*sigh*).  Why do I get the feeling that had it been one of those other people who dropped by here, the response written would have been identical.  Despite my having hardly anything in common with their views?

I have never, ever proposed that a thread should be locked.  I have, however, when someone is unable to address an argument I am making and yet can't stop themselves from replying had --on rare occasion-- a person say:  "Stop it you meanie!  You're going to get the thread locked because I can't stop myself from losing my poop at you because you keep out-arguing me!  Yet I will keep replying to you!  It's all your fault!"  What sort of childish bs is that?  As for crying to to the CM. . . having posts deleted?  WTF?  I loathe when posts are deleted.  I have had masterpieces of argument dismantling (:r) disappear in the blink of an eye.  Gone forever.  I have used the "Report" feature maybe twice in ten years. . . and have never, ever PMed a CM to step in.  As others have noted, I can take care of myself, thank you very much.  Yet another self-serving, fanciful rumination assumed to be true and the stated as fact. . . and if I were to prove it to be false, the response, again, would be:  "So what?  Everything I believe is still true."

All of this "they are shills" or "they are paid in TP" or "they are buddy, buddy with the CM" I've seen on these forums over the years are delusions conjured up by people who can't fathom that others  might legitimately disagree with them.  But it's really sorta disturbing how fervently it's believed as fact.  It's especially disturbing where it pertains to me given that I'm constantly (though politely) critical of so many aspects of the game. . . yet I too am just lumped in with the rest. . . do you folks (who make such claims) place no value on determining whether something is in fact true before stating it as fact?  Or is the partisan drum circle the more important factor?

But alas, I've done a little reading over here since I last posted.  And I'm now fully aware of whom I'm dealing with here.  There is zero chance of ever getting through all the unhinged hate and crazy.  Absolute zero.  It was clearly a mistake to reply.

Still, just one example or rationally substantiated statement would have been nice.  As it stands, I just have to chalk it up to sour grapes and crazy in a 50/50 toxic mix.

--H

P.S.  Dalthalion, yes I noted the "selfish" charge.  Why exactly am I in the avatar upgrade threads (to pick only a recent example) addressing bad/spurious arguments despite being almost completely unaffected personally?  Couldn't be because of a principle that I value could it?  I'm troubled a bit by how I'm blasted for both arguing just to argue by some, and for only arguing out of self-interest by others.  Anyways, I'll endeavor not to reply, you have the floor.

P.P.S.  As I've said, I haven't always been a saint.  I lose patience sometimes just like everyone else.  But, nine times out of ten, when someone comes at me with teeth bared on this or some other forum, repeatedly, I can usually go back and find some thread somewhere where they were soundly out-argued on the merits.  I don't say that to be (even more of) an arrogant ass.  But to point out that some people can concede a point or an argument (incidentally, a google search of lotro.com, Hurin, and "I stand corrected" has a surprising number of examples of me doing so, to search just one phrase by which conceding a point can be accomplished).  While other people engage in shenanigans for page after page until they eventually disappear to go lick their wounds and nurse their grudges.  Only to emerge weeks, months, or years later to throw their little jabs.

P.P.P.S.  I realize I'm not everyone's cup of tea.  Hell, sometimes I get tired of me too.  Like, now, for example.

P.P.P.P.S.  Since I still value my ability to post over at the OF (where my plans to ruin the game are coming to fruition! 8)7), I will not be replying here again.  I suspect I would be pulled into evermore personal and virulent arguments over here and I cannot be sure that would then not affect the posts made over on the OF.  Both by me and in response to me.  So, if anyone has anything else to say to me, you can PM me here or there.  Put more succinctly, I'm not going to come here to argue where "go f' yourself" (etc.) is apparently fine, and then expect that not to affect discourse on the OF.  So, I'm out.  Thanks all.

P.P.P.P.P.S.  Sorry to go on and on like that.  But, well, over the years, I've seen my name pop up over here. . . but never quite so bizarrely.  Try seeing your own name associated with things you know are false accusations, stated as fact with zero evidence presented, and see how easy it is to be concise.  Consider this post several years in the making.  :$.  And sorry.

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2 hours ago, Almagnus1 said:

For someone that proclaims to be so smart, you sure did something stupid.

Did you grow up recently or something? :P

4 hours ago, Hurin said:

P.P.P.P.S.  Since I still value my ability to post over at the OF (where my plans to ruin the game are coming to fruition! 8)7), I will not be replying here again.  I suspect I would be pulled into evermore personal and virulent arguments over here and I cannot be sure that would then not affect the posts made over on the OF.  Both by me and in response to me.  So, if anyone has anything else to say to me, you can PM me here or there.  Put more succinctly, I'm not going to come here to argue where "go f' yourself" (etc.) is apparently fine, and then expect that not to affect discourse on the OF.  So, I'm out.  Thanks all.

Amorey trolls perfectly fine here and she's unaffected on the OF. (just a random example Amorey, you don't need to answer).

Back to the topic, Hurin's guide is fine for people who have no idea of computers. Installing DX9 and .Net is one of the things I always have to do at some point because lots of games need them. Lotro is still "supported", so SSG should make it less painful. Especially for new players.

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12 hours ago, Papi said:

i think it's pretty obvious who has the actual grudge(s) here.

 

It sure is.  The two trolls who won't shut up about Final Fantasy XIV ganging up on the guy who told them where they could stick that shitty game, going out of their way to disparage every single post he makes.....THAT is a grudge.  At least I have a good reason for despising Cordovan and Amorey.  Your only reason for your hatred of me is that I won't play waifu dressup with you and Almagnus1.

And if I'm not very much mistaken (which I'm not), both you and Almagnus1 were perfectly happy to have a go at Amorey when she was trolling here.  You're both are inconsistent hypocrites, the same as Hurin, Amorey, Cordovan, and all the other fanbois and shills.  You're both simply assholes who want to fight with whomever will fight you, and you'll change your opinions and outlooks as needed in order to facilitate that.

If you don't stand for SOMETHING.....then you're nothing.

Although to be fair, you two DO stand for shitty waifu MMOs, so there's that to be said, at the very least.

7 hours ago, Hurin said:

Sorry all. . . there will be no (ongoing) show here.  I won't be going twelve rounds with the above.  What there, exactly, would there be for me to address?  It's just one long, undocumented, unsubstantiated, wild screed.  What seems to be happening is that this person (and no, I have no freakin' clue who you are) lumps anyone who has ever disagreed with him into one amalgamous blob. . . and from there, reality doesn't matter.  As demonstrated by how that bit about infractions was handled:   "He would never be infracted!  Never ever!  Because reasons!  Oh, wait, he gets infracted all the time!?!  No big whoop.  No change to my worldview!"

I would have liked to have seen just one example, among all my posts arguing against pay-to-win, easy-mode, solo-focus, endgame loot for farming in the Shire, Hobbit Presents, quest tracker GPS supplanting well-written quests, Store-driven grind, etc. . . where I've ruined the game.  Indeed, I'm tempted to go find the posts where I argue vehemently with two of the other names constantly dropped here as examples of those who have "ruined the game" and "driven off" vast numbers of players (*sigh*).  Why do I get the feeling that had it been one of those other people who dropped by here, the response written would have been identical.  Despite my having hardly anything in common with their views?

I have never, ever proposed that a thread should be locked.  I have, however, when someone is unable to address an argument I am making and yet can't stop themselves from replying had --on rare occasion-- a person say:  "Stop it you meanie!  You're going to get the thread locked because I can't stop myself from losing my poop at you because you keep out-arguing me!  Yet I will keep replying to you!  It's all your fault!"  What sort of childish bs is that?  As for crying to to the CM. . . having posts deleted?  WTF?  I loathe when posts are deleted.  I have had masterpieces of argument dismantling (:r) disappear in the blink of an eye.  Gone forever.  I have used the "Report" feature maybe twice in ten years. . . and have never, ever PMed a CM to step in.  As others have noted, I can take care of myself, thank you very much.  Yet another self-serving, fanciful rumination assumed to be true and the stated as fact. . . and if I were to prove it to be false, the response, again, would be:  "So what?  Everything I believe is still true."

All of this "they are shills" or "they are paid in TP" or "they are buddy, buddy with the CM" I've seen on these forums over the years are delusions conjured up by people who can't fathom that others  might legitimately disagree with them.  But it's really sorta disturbing how fervently it's believed as fact.  It's especially disturbing where it pertains to me given that I'm constantly (though politely) critical of so many aspects of the game. . . yet I too am just lumped in with the rest. . . do you folks (who make such claims) place no value on determining whether something is in fact true before stating it as fact?  Or is the partisan drum circle the more important factor?

But alas, I've done a little reading over here since I last posted.  And I'm now fully aware of whom I'm dealing with here.  There is zero chance of ever getting through all the unhinged hate and crazy.  Absolute zero.  It was clearly a mistake to reply.

Still, just one example or rationally substantiated statement would have been nice.  As it stands, I just have to chalk it up to sour grapes and crazy in a 50/50 toxic mix.

--H

P.S.  Dalthalion, yes I noted the "selfish" charge.  Why exactly am I in the avatar upgrade threads (to pick only a recent example) addressing bad/spurious arguments despite being almost completely unaffected personally?  Couldn't be because of a principle that I value could it?  I'm troubled a bit by how I'm blasted for both arguing just to argue by some, and for only arguing out of self-interest by others.  Anyways, I'll endeavor not to reply, you have the floor.

P.P.S.  As I've said, I haven't always been a saint.  I lose patience sometimes just like everyone else.  But, nine times out of ten, when someone comes at me with teeth bared on this or some other forum, repeatedly, I can usually go back and find some thread somewhere where they were soundly out-argued on the merits.  I don't say that to be (even more of) an arrogant ass.  But to point out that some people can concede a point or an argument (incidentally, a google search of lotro.com, Hurin, and "I stand corrected" has a surprising number of examples of me doing so, to search just one phrase by which conceding a point can be accomplished).  While other people engage in shenanigans for page after page until they eventually disappear to go lick their wounds and nurse their grudges.  Only to emerge weeks, months, or years later to throw their little jabs.

P.P.P.S.  I realize I'm not everyone's cup of tea.  Hell, sometimes I get tired of me too.  Like, now, for example.

P.P.P.P.S.  Since I still value my ability to post over at the OF (where my plans to ruin the game are coming to fruition! 8)7), I will not be replying here again.  I suspect I would be pulled into evermore personal and virulent arguments over here and I cannot be sure that would then not affect the posts made over on the OF.  Both by me and in response to me.  So, if anyone has anything else to say to me, you can PM me here or there.  Put more succinctly, I'm not going to come here to argue where "go f' yourself" (etc.) is apparently fine, and then expect that not to affect discourse on the OF.  So, I'm out.  Thanks all.

P.P.P.P.P.S.  Sorry to go on and on like that.  But, well, over the years, I've seen my name pop up over here. . . but never quite so bizarrely.  Try seeing your own name associated with things you know are false accusations, stated as fact with zero evidence presented, and see how easy it is to be concise.  Consider this post several years in the making.  :$.  And sorry.

That's very amusing how you spent hours crafting a response, and then completely invalidated that response with all your"P.S." afterthoughts that totally contradict everything you typed.  That's proof positive that you know what exactly what you are, and what you have done.

So the next time you decide to play devils' advocate on the OF because you're bored, and fight to the bitter end to disparage and discourage someone you actually agree with, you remember this.  You bloody-well remember that someone out there sees right through your bullshit, and has accurately diagnosed you as the problem, rather than the solution.  You think about that the next time you decide to troll a new player or to gang up on someone trying to offer valid feedback and criticisms for no other reason than you're bored.  You're nowhere near as smart, or as clever, or as important, or as relevant as you think you are.  Your ONLY memorable contribution to LOTRO is that you helped torpedo it into the ground.  And you get to wear that badge in perpetuity.

 

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28 minutes ago, psalm8818 said:

That's very amusing how you spent hours crafting a response, and then completely invalidated that response with all your"P.S." afterthoughts that totally contradict everything you typed.  That's proof positive that you know what exactly what you are, and what you have done.

So the next time you decide to play devils' advocate on the OF because you're bored, and fight to the bitter end to disparage and discourage someone you actually agree with, you remember this.  You bloody-well remember that someone out there sees right through your bullshit, and has accurately diagnosed you as the problem, rather than the solution.  You think about that the next time you decide to troll a new player or to gang up on someone trying to offer valid feedback and criticisms for no other reason than you're bored.  You're nowhere near as smart, or as clever, or as important, or as relevant as you think you are.  Your ONLY memorable contribution to LOTRO is that you helped torpedo it into the ground.  And you get to wear that badge in perpetuity.

:w

P.S.  I have to assume that you don't actually know what "invalidate," "contradict," or "proof positive" mean.  Because you're certainly not using them correctly by any reasonable interpretation of reality.

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4 minutes ago, Hurin said:

:w

P.S.  I have to assume that you don't actually know what "invalidate," "contradict," or "proof positive" mean.  Because you're certainly not using them correctly by any reasonable interpretation of reality.

I thought you said you were "done"?

 

See?  You can't even be consistent with your ragequit.  Now sit there and take your well-deserved medicine, or go find one of Cordovan's nourishing teats to suckle.

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3 minutes ago, psalm8818 said:

I thought you said you were "done"?

 

See?  You can't even be consistent with your ragequit.  Now sit there and take your well-deserved medicine, or go find one of Cordovan's nourishing teats to suckle.

;w

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i find it amusing when all else fails, people resort to playing the victim.  

people are too easily triggered, they hold on to hate and negativity for far too long.  it's unhealthy.  remember, you don't even know these people.

there can never be any real exchange of ideas if every other thread turns into a rage fest because someone simply mentions a person on the OF, which lately has been the trend here.

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Papi said:

people are too easily triggered, they hold on to hate and negativity for far too long.  it's unhealthy.  remember, you don't even know these people.

Exactly.

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Once upon a time a post was made on these forums that expressed disappointment in me for losing my way, and becoming too rancorous in the way I debated with people on the LotRO forums.  That post always bothered me.  Because there is some truth to it.

I have indeed not always held myself to as high a standard as I should have.  While I have no excuse, I feel compelled to explain. . . I can only answer/address/refute the same spurious "arguments" politely so many times before I begin to lose some composure.  Case in point.  Please watch how that devolves.  Indeed, please note how I'm usually alone, fighting a tag-team of many "We'll never get to Mordor unless we sell out the game's integrity yet again. . ." folks for page after page after page, almost daily, week after week, month after month.  But I hung in there and endured it as best I could --compromised as I was in my ability to be cordial at all times-- because I cared about the game and didn't want it diminished/easy-moded/solo-ified.

No, I didn't always remain as cordial while arguing as I should have when faced with the same question for the fiftieth time.  Indeed, a question I had just answered on the prior page and yet found myself answering yet again.  I let my exhaustion and annoyance show far too often.  And I'm sorry for that.  I wish I could have done better.

Anyways. . . to all who share a similar view. . . sorry.

--Hurin

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On 9.9.2017 at 5:56 PM, Almagnus1 said:

...and get them to at least look at their shit, and hopefully fix it too.

Haha! YMMD.

"Fix it.", as if. Hilarious.

SNy

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19 hours ago, Hurin said:

P.S.  Dalthalion, yes I noted the "selfish" charge.  Why exactly am I in the avatar upgrade threads (to pick only a recent example) addressing bad/spurious arguments despite being almost completely unaffected personally?  Couldn't be because of a principle that I value could it?  I'm troubled a bit by how I'm blasted for both arguing just to argue by some, and for only arguing out of self-interest by others.

That reminds me.  I forgot to use the term "narcissistic".  Thank you for necessitating its use, by your predictable responses.

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Anyways, I'll endeavor not to reply, you have the floor.

Oh, that's quite impossible to believe.  Your posting history shows a complete lack of restraint in that regard.

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