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  • HaliosHalios Member Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Saeva said:
    Halios said:
    Saeva said:
    I will offer this food for thought:

    People in text games (not just Achaea) historically have this nasty pattern for playing for several months, going on rage/psychotic benders, quitting for a few months after being total dickheads to their friends... come back a few months/years later and say how they have changed and then several months down the road they fall back into the patterns of  the super psycho or rage hooligan and they quit... rinse and repeat. I know some people who have been living this same pattern for over a decade. Every time they expect people to forgive their fucked up behaviour, even though they have proven over and over that they never actually change. It's not uncommon in the text community unfortunately.
    So! With that said... considering that it's a real exhausting and ridiculous problem to deal with, for a number of people who stick around text games long enough, you just have to work harder to prove yourself to people, I think. Because absolutely people grow up and can change.. it's just that a lot of people will never believe it till it stands the test of time.
    Glad I'm being categorized as a psychotic.
    Yeah, what Melodie said. I'm saying why people are likely hesitant to just give out clean slates. I have no idea about your past. I've only been playing Achaea for a year, so.
    It's just a familiar insinuation that the person who finally explodes or gets angry or rage quits the game is the one with the problem, or somehow engaging in unprovoked and one-sided behavior.

    Self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • SaevaSaeva Member Posts: 1,939 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Halios said:
    Melodie said:
    Pretty sure she was referring to others that were not you!
    Not sure how else I'm supposed to read the statement "Considering it's a real exhausting and ridiculous problem to deal with, for a number of people who stick around text games long enough, you just have to work harder to prove yourself to people, I think.

    Because absolutely people can grow up and change.. it's just that a lot of people will never believe it till it stands the test of time."

    Either I'm one of those people, and her statement pertains to me, or I'm not, and it doesn't.
    And I'm saying that people tend to stop giving other people a second, third, fourth, fifth etc etc chance, because of pattern repeaters. You are one or you aren't one. I'm not calling you one. I have no clue if you are one or not. I'm just saying that the sect of the community that IS the psycho/rage quitters/returners is very possibly the reason it's hard to get a second chance. I'm not saying you did or didn't do anything. I'm offering a reason to you as to -why- it might be hard to get a second chance without you having to go the extra mile to be the bigger man.


    Shirszae
  • PlatonusPlatonus Member Posts: 35 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    A few regrets...one being how much of an ass I was at one point due to entirely ooc circumstances to some people. Another being how I never stick around long enough to advance into anything most of the time, and have never really taken on many roles of responsibility or done a good job when I did. 
    Mishgul
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember Posts: 6,276 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Probably looks like the first system I ever wrote. Hoo boy.
    TharvisPraxides
  • JukilianJukilian Member Posts: 1,579 @ - Epic Achaean
    I want to see this code too. So I could play with it.
  • VaehlVaehl Member Posts: 962 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    for some reason I have no regrets.
    Talysin
  • XithXith Member Posts: 2,602 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Ourania said:
    It's written in fingerpaint on the side of a cave wall.
    And merely glimpsing the code's reflection can induce a state of petrification, the likes of which can only be undone by a potion involving mandrakes.
    I like my steak like I like my Magic cards: mythic rare.
    Caoimhaen
  • NimNim Member Posts: 2,015 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited September 2014
    see I objectively know that should make me not want to read it, but really it just makes me want to read it even more.

    I have to know what sort of mentality spawned it, and what sort of shape it's in to cause such dread and terror. Part of me wants to help it, part of me wants to know if it can even be helped, and a teeny, tiny part of me wants to catalog it away in a little compartment labeled something like 'weapons.'

    but most of me just looks at it as a challenge, like some kind of code dragon, and there are all these people running away from it in terror, and gosh darn it if it wouldn't be cool to slay the dragon, or at least figure out how it works and rebuild it into an even more effective dragon that forces people to wear climatically accurate clothing, and makes people uncomfortably wet if they stand outside for too long, and also thunder and lightning, very very frightening.

    (You think I ran away with that metaphor and lost it, but consider it your lesson for the day that eastern-style dragons totally had a hand in things like the weather, so it remains captured!)
    NaverreTirui
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember Posts: 6,276 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I vomited in my mouth a little bit. Oh god. That's not real, is it?
    RazhaPraxides
  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Daeir said:
    I vomited in my mouth a little bit. Oh god. That's not real, is it?
    It makes sense, doesn't it?


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    UlrikeCaoimhaen
  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,740 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Eld said:
    I regret occasionally clicking on links to recent Metallica songs thinking, "They used to be so good, surely it can't be quite as bad as I'm remembering."

    St. Anger was an anomaly. Death Magnetic is actually a pretty baller album. @Batista?

    Rakon
  • MishgulMishgul ROTHERHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMember Posts: 5,320 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    it's alright. I can listen to the songs better than I can listen to St. Anger.

    -

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important

    As drawn by Shayde
    hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae
  • HaliosHalios Member Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Death magnetic is great. Feels like the guys who made right the lightning got mortgages. I'll take it.
    Zamora
  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,740 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The one thing I thought was funny about Death Magnetic was the song My Apocalypse, which is hey-guys-we're-totally-not-trying-to-sound-like-Slayer-wink-wink

    MishgulUlrike
  • MishgulMishgul ROTHERHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMember Posts: 5,320 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I still like the intro to the day that never comes. It's pretty bad ass.

    -

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important

    As drawn by Shayde
    hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae
    ZamoraRakon
  • HaliosHalios Member Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited September 2014
    Mishgul said:
    I still like the intro to the day that never comes. It's pretty bad ass.
    I took a road trip from southern california to San Fran for a festival called Outsidelands back in like 2009 (or something like that idk) with some buddies, and the album had just come out. I remember driving down the highway somewhere in Central California and just loving that intro. So epic. That was the moment we were all like (all of us metal heads and metallica fans) "oh shit this might actually be really good."

    -- suicide and redemption really sold it for me, though

    Ride The Lightning is one of my favorite albums of all time, and Call of Ktulu is fucking classic and epic, and so them doing another epic instrumental just made me so stoked that they had the balls to do it, and Hetfield got over himself with the "Nyahahhhhhh" stuff.


    Mishgul
  • SantarSantar Member Posts: 2,382 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited September 2014
    St Anger gets too much hate. 

    I'll agree that it's one of the worst Metallica albums, but it still has some good songs on it. Metallica's other stuff is better, but that doesn't mean I don't like St Anger. I'm a hardcore Metallica fan though, so I like pretty much everything they do.


    Aktillum's line about banging on pots and pans made me L my L off though. 


    Also, is this the Metallica thread now?

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    MishgulGoggo
  • TalysinTalysin Member Posts: 575 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    No. NO. Fuck that. If you're going to derail my thread let's derail it into something personally meaningful.

    Nerf minuet.
  • XithXith Member Posts: 2,602 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nim said:

    I have to know what sort of mentality spawned it, and what sort of shape it's in to cause such dread and terror. Part of me wants to help it, part of me wants to know if it can even be helped, and a teeny, tiny part of me wants to catalog it away in a little compartment labeled something like 'weapons.'
    Sarapis has talked about learning to code and being self-taught while making Achaea after coming out of Avalon, and taking advice from someone who told him that you should label your variables as unclearly as possible. That way, if anyone steals your code, it will be too confusing for them to use.
    Yeah for some reason a Wikipedia article said it was BatMUD where Sarapis became a wizard/admin and made some room that disabled other wizards.
    Ever since then I figured Jesse Eisenberg would play him in the movie.
    I like my steak like I like my Magic cards: mythic rare.
    Jhaeli
  • KrossKross Member Posts: 779
    Vaehl said:
    Hasar said:
    Vaehl said:
    for some reason I have no regrets.
    What about dying to tinuviel
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    PraxidesDaslinAtalkezUlrike
  • MalornMalorn Member Posts: 77 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I totally regret making my first post ever on the public newsboard. @Flair, @Aodfionn. :(

    I don't actually have any concrete reasons yet, but I figured I might as well get this out of the way sooner rather than later. Be ahead of the game, you know?
    PraxidesSiduriHexanShirszae
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