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Topic: Off-topic / The Developer List Thread

Now let’s all put our creative minds together and make a game about OT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / People quoting scientists are full of shit

Originally posted by cantonaitis:

Agreed 100% ^

This is called scientism, the politicization of science. It is the ideology favored by all the scientists st0ts mentioned (idk about Cox though), plus a handful of climatologists, plus a few others in unrelated disciplines. It normally used by public figures though, not actual scientists. It’s very popular on the internet for some reason.

Originally posted by StOtS:

Basically, SCIENCE is transforming itself into a social or political science. Fuck that. Science has a place and purpose, and that is in the realm of rationality with the intention of achieving some form of impersonal objectivity based on empirical facts. Once it discards that, there’s no reason why it should be taken any more seriously than the religious beliefs popular-scientists try to expel from public discourse.

I’m not sure if OT would care for the link but try Peter Winch who first described scientism and the damaging effect it has.

Can’t believe I haven’t heard of Winch before, thanks!

(Cox was a bit of an iffy inclusion, but in some documentary of his I was watching once he seemed to be delving deep into metaphysics and scientific mysticism so I thought he was worth mentioning).

 
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Topic: Off-topic / People quoting scientists are full of shit

I’m not sure we should be blaming the people quoting the scientists, but the so-called ‘scientists’ themselves.

Krauss, deGrasse Tyson, Dawkins, Cox and a number of other well-known pop-scientists of our generation are plaguing the discipline with this insipid plebeian take on the natural sciences supposedly in the name of improving public awareness (that parasite Dawkins has the title of Professor for Public Understanding of Science).

I don’t oppose the concept of increasing the public accessibility to scientific knowledge, but I absolutely oppose the way people (like those mention above) water down substantive content for consumption by a population of mouthbreathers. It actually degrades the quality of the science, and distorts the information .

It also manages to politicise and personalise science in the process. Pop scientists are now authorities on religion and what people should/shouldn’t believe in – we have some militant atheists like Dawkins who have dedicated their entire career to angrily dispelling the ‘myths of creation’, and others Krauss and deGrasse Tyson who propose alternatives dawning on science fiction while missing the entire moralistic point of religion and spirituality. Science is now also apparently taking a stance on social issues like gay rights and abortion and takes political sides (usually liberal) in a way which passes MORAL judgement rather than ‘objective’ ‘scientific’ ‘rationalism’.

Basically, SCIENCE is transforming itself into a social or political science. Fuck that. Science has a place and purpose, and that is in the realm of rationality with the intention of achieving some form of impersonal objectivity based on empirical facts. Once it discards that, there’s no reason why it should be taken any more seriously than the religious beliefs popular-scientists try to expel from public discourse.

ANYONE who uses science to approach an issue not directly related to science is full of shit.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Manboobs

Originally posted by Pokerpo:

that pic of gabidou

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Pokemon is an overrated cashgrab

Lol, Platinum, HG/SS and Black (2)/White (2) are good. And emerald is a lot more than just “Decent”. You don’t know shit.

No.

Except they add new features each sequels.

No.

Lol, I was important for OT’s history.

Who are you again?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Why Gardevoir is a bad pokemon.

FUCKING OWNED GABIDOU!!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Pokemon is an overrated cashgrab

The last decent one was emerald, everything since then has been repetitive trash – either remaking old games or bastardising the game with features that try to add complexity to a formula that worked so well because of its simplicity.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / THE MOST UGLIEST AVATAR on OT

Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by StOtS:
Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by Mikkmar:
Originally posted by Gabidou99:

Noone cares.

The irony tho.

Ironic, but true.

No one even cared about our arguments.

You care.

I’m talking about other people than me and Mikk.

Mikkmar doesn’t care.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If only magikarp could learn any move....

Originally posted by KingpinH6:
Originally posted by Gabidou99:

Wow, just wow. That’s the stupiest Pokemon-related thing I’ve seen in this forum in a while.

Draco Meteor is a SPECIAL attack, not a physical one.

Do you even know what a joke is?

THERE IS NO JOKING AROUND WHEN IT COMES TO POKEMON. THIS IS SERIOUS.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / THE MOST UGLIEST AVATAR on OT

Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by Mikkmar:
Originally posted by Gabidou99:

Noone cares.

The irony tho.

Ironic, but true.

No one even cared about our arguments.

You care.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Good times with Gaming

I usually enjoy gaming more when it’s with other people (as much as I love playing single player games, it’s a totally different kind of enjoyment).

So I think the best example recently would be raiding in Destiny. Out of every multiplayer game I’ve played, raiding in Destiny is the best. Which is a shame considering the mediocrity of almost every other aspect of the game. But finding a group of 5 other people (usually strangers) and working together towards a common goal is great fun. Especially since it’s more than just co-op, everyone has their particular role or brings something unique to the way that raid is best handled. Each time you play (assuming you play it with different people) the same raid could be played entirely differently.

And since you’re spending usually 1.5-2 hours with these strangers, it’s a great way of getting to meet/know new people. And from what I’ve seen so far, the community is made up of surprisingly decent people.

So yeah, that’s probably the most recent example. But I’ve had loads of fun just doing things like Halo 2 campaign with friends (nostalgia) or playing around with silly mods in L4D2 and stuff.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / THE MOST UGLIEST AVATAR on OT

Making a bait this obvious

>using greentext
>responding to obvious bait
>too scared to argue with me because you know i’m right

checkmate

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If only magikarp could learn any move....

splash

 
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Topic: Off-topic / THE MOST UGLIEST AVATAR on OT

Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by Ubermorgen:

Image quality

Its resolution is horrible.

Says the guy with a avatar with 2 blurry lines.

And the quality is decent.

Originally posted by Mikkmar:
Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by Mikkmar:

TIR or Gabi.
Probably Gabi.

Lol, my avatar is good. It has decent quality and round corners.

Image quality =/= beauty

Besides, the round corners don’t really add much, it’s just a fucking monkey with a helmet and some kind of camera or a machine gun or something that you got from Bloons.

Your avatar is just a fucking anime character or something. Nothing special about it.

Why do you get so defensive over the most pointless shit?

Your avatar sucks and Gardevoir is a shitty pokemon.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You are diagnosed with autism for a year

I dunno, what did you do when you were diagnosed?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / First one in this thread is an idiot

Originally posted by Pokerpo:
Originally posted by 15man:
Originally posted by Pokerpo:

wait shit i was going to post something witty but then you had to be all like “oh” and i cried for 60 days and i ran out of tears so i used my blood.

op dosn’t count as first. . . that’s why they can’t inb4lock. noob.

so fucking cancerous i lost all of my hair.

cant tell who is bigger shitposter

 
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Topic: Off-topic / rekt simulator

Originally posted by BuneOfTheInferno:

Or maybe you could just f****** tell him? No need to get so butt hurt over trolls like this.

Originally posted by StOtS:
Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by aguspal:
Originally posted by Pokerpo:
Originally posted by aguspal:
Originally posted by 15man:

i’m gunna need this


Where is that from?


I have seen it before…


quoted because aguspal is really stupid


Its just a question. I am not insulting anyone.


Not defending aguspal but just because you don’t know much about Pokemon doesn’t affect your overall intelligence.


It’s stupid because he could just fucking google it.


It’s stupid that you don’t just answer his question and get on with life no? Or maybe you don’t know how to “fucking google it”?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / rekt simulator

Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by aguspal:
Originally posted by Pokerpo:
Originally posted by aguspal:
Originally posted by 15man:

i’m gunna need this

Where is that from?

I have seen it before…

quoted because aguspal is really stupid

Its just a question. I am not insulting anyone.

Not defending aguspal but just because you don’t know much about Pokemon doesn’t affect your overall intelligence.

It’s stupid because he could just fucking google it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / the infinite amount of universes

or the universe where pokerpo doesn’t exist

 

Topic: Off-topic / turns out its possible to search an IMAGE using google...

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Topic: Off-topic / the infinite amount of universes

i want to live in the one where OT doesn’t exist

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Developer List Thread

Originally posted by sabercow:
Originally posted by niceman555:
Originally posted by adv0catus:

why

Cause newfags cant triforce.

Also just lock this thread cause its completley useless or ill personally make this thread shit.

You are just mad because you are not on the list.

wants the D

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Serious Discussion is below Average.

I’m not sure how it could be improved.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If homosexuals are the same as everyone

Originally posted by Mikkmar:

“yeah but they were mentioned so im being opressed by them”

The more he goes on like this, the less convincing his “everyone gets treated the same/no special treatment” argument becomes and the more likely “I HATE FAGZ” is.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If homosexuals are the same as everyone

A game/movie/book doesn’t need a gay character just because gays exist. And the lack of gay characters in games does not make that game/movie/book discriminatory towards gays.

But the inclusion of a gay character doesn’t mean the game has a “gay agenda”.

The Dragon Age series features many gay characters – in fact, homosexuality is a non-issue in that universe. One of the most interesting bits of lore I read in DAI was called “Sexuality in Thedas” which gave a brief overview of the attitude towards homosexuality across the various nations ranging from prohibition to open acceptance. You could argue there’s an agenda in the way it associates the ‘evil’ tyranny of Tevinter with homophobia, and the more advanced/civilised nations with open acceptance – but it’s not something that’s thrust upon every player. It’s an optional bit of lore. Some characters are clearly homosexual, and much of the population of Orlais is hinted at being bisexual. It makes sense in the context of Dragon Age because it’s trying to construct a living/breathing world of social and political intrigue.

That doesn’t mean Dragon Age is a game that pursues a ‘gay agenda’ because at no point does it force you to take a stance. The representation is purely passive – they exist, they’re there, but sexuality has nothing to do with the way you play the game unless you personally choose to engage in such a relationship.

Alternatively, games like Gone Home (which I really enjoyed) clearly expect you to take a stance – that’s the entire point of the game. You have the choice not to play it – but it’s a great example of how video games are now being taken more seriously as a medium for expression.


Also, I have no idea what “games are for our amusement [and not for conveying stories]” means? Are you saying they can’t do both? And what of games that do? Are they not games?

It’s a stupid false dichotomy that you’re using to justify an otherwise sound opinion concerning representation for the sake of representation.

Games can/should have agendas, just like good books do, because it adds depth and meaning to the story and makes the experience all the more compelling. As fun as senseless action is, if a game/book/movie can relate contemporary issues to its own story then I’m going to find it more interesting. That’s why out of all the pieces of lore in DAI, the one that stood out the most was related to sexuality.

But complaining about the lack of gay characters in a game/book/movie when it clearly isn’t relevant to the story is absolutely pointless and often counterproductive because it’s like to just result in offensive stereotyping.