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by Chen
Mon May 16, 2016 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

Looking at the forums it seems you can't make any decent runic bows due to the ridiculously high base difficulty of them. The shields seems pretty mediocre too. What was the highest poison you were able to make so far? Piercing notably since that's what is mainly needed to kill the Owl consistently.
by Chen
Thu May 12, 2016 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2101
Views: 286370

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Flumble wrote:But Jaime is quite a good guy, he doesn't need to be executed. :(


Yeah I'm pretty sure sleeping with the Queen (while not being the King) and getting that exposed is not a good way to continue living, even if you were to forget about the additional incest part.
by Chen
Wed May 11, 2016 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

Raising Soriason for the porch recipe is going to be a slog :shock: . 16 more points, four days cooldown per point if get five old currency from runic fragment digging (plus the daily lupuntar rune action) in that time. If anyone wants me, I'll be digging in Starfield. Think I'm going to start an a...
by Chen
Wed May 11, 2016 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 12711

Re: Captain America: Civil War

Now Ultron and Vision are a good argument for why Tony Stark shouldn't be allowed to do whatever he likes but that hardly applies to all heroes everywhere. Agent of SHIELD's Inhuman storyline could have been perfect motivation for the movie but the cinematic universe absolutely ignores that show's ...
by Chen
Tue May 10, 2016 11:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3409
Views: 407496

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Without looking up any of those names I suspect a lot of people won't realize that Drenthe Norgerhaven prison is in the Netherlands thus making that excerpt pretty confusing.
by Chen
Fri May 06, 2016 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

They apparently also just did a modification of some of the loot drops (severely nerfing the depths though apparently they say it should still be better than before, despite screenshots on the forums showing otherwise). They did say there were changes in the new dungeon too though it was unspecified...
by Chen
Thu May 05, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trans Pacific Partnership Deal Reached
Replies: 94
Views: 18839

Re: Trans Pacific Partnership Deal Reached

Right. But that conclusion inherently involves the non-unionized areas outcompeting the unionized ones. It is, essentially, the belief that unionized labor is not worthwhile in a level playing field. Even if the deal requires higher working standards elsewhere, there's likely still going to be a la...
by Chen
Thu May 05, 2016 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 810197

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

*shrug* It'll be a strategic choice. It'll happen in the general, not now. It's a great move to pull headlines when necessary, so no rush on it. Past insults matter little to Trump. He's not above bashing former allies or praising former enemies, both of which he's done a great deal of already. Don...
by Chen
Wed May 04, 2016 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

Im of the same mind for the shared concession. I could share my main home which has my lab and academy in it. I could then put a Fashion House and Greenhouse in it instead of having them where they are. But honestly I don't even have boars for my alts. The den concession could be good too with the b...
by Chen
Wed May 04, 2016 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

I haven't grinded the loot in there but its pretty inconsistent from what I saw just doing the quests. Never got anything good off the bugs or bullies, though I had gotten some meta ingots off the Golems (no Wingu cables). Wingu bundles have always been in the profession chest. I used some BC and fa...
by Chen
Tue May 03, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3409
Views: 407496

Re: The Darker Side of the News

"Preferable to" and "better than" and "worse than" are all value judgements, and not absolutes. "X is better than Y" is shorthand for "I prefer X to Y"; there is no absolute scale against which to measure "betterness". So, in that sense, i...
by Chen
Tue May 03, 2016 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3409
Views: 407496

Re: The Darker Side of the News

...which is, of course, why suicide exists in the first place. morriswalaters is just wrong. Not "I disagree" wrong but "against the evidence" wrong. There are things that death is better than, and (sufficient) torture is one of them. Against the evidence? It shows that some peo...
by Chen
Tue May 03, 2016 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

After the initial loot of 2 gala ore and 1 nugget I also stopped getting decent drops. Note though that the latter part of the dungeon doesn't have many trogs in it which seem to drop the good loot. The bugs drop garbage most of the time. I had an encounter with a rare spawn who was very strong (70-...
by Chen
Tue May 03, 2016 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

Ah interesting.

Also of note in the new dungeon, I've fought about 4 groups of trogs (total of around 7 trogs) and have gotten 2 galandor ore and 1 nugget as drops. Unless I'm very lucky (which is possible, small sample size) this seems like an easy way to get galandor.
by Chen
Mon May 02, 2016 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

I'm actually at 74/74 woodworking so I could probably get that up to 77 if I needed to to avoid using the runic potions. Course I have no Emerust so thats the next task. Yeah just noticed it is a single home for the key but for everyone on the account. May be overpriced at that if you don't consolid...
by Chen
Mon May 02, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

70 woodworking without location bonus? That's rough. I think I have 73 Wood/Woodworking. I don't have the Norstrian companion for woodworking either which is probably necessary. It is interesting they put the recipes on the White Arena. I wonder which ones are on the Den fighting building? Still pro...
by Chen
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14298
Views: 2031430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Your Ci and bi are inversed. Ci could be 0 for one which makes your reliability factor explode which makes your final score decrease. That's clearly not the intent since low Ci is good. High Ci (which is bad) results in a low r value which means S ends up being higher. Also you don't define e anywhe...
by Chen
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14298
Views: 2031430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

The took the original complainant as being anonymous, if I was incorrect I apologize. There seems like there'd be time to get more details about the complaint either immediately (if it was by phone or in person) or in a reply (if it was by email). I suppose it could have been sent by letter with no...
by Chen
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14298
Views: 2031430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

This is disturbing, because deep down you don't like people questioning your parenting, but in point of fact if you are going to do this type of thing then don't talk to the neighbors, visit the home. There is no solution for the state being the last line of protection for children at risk that sho...
by Chen
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14298
Views: 2031430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Well it would certainly look bad on them if they discarded complaints, then something bad happened to the children in question. That said, getting some details of the complaint before bothering the family in question is probably a good cost and time saving idea for a government agency. "So, wh...
by Chen
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

Sorry I was out Friday to Sunday this weekend and didn't see this message until just now. If you did drop guild send me a message in game and I will re-send an invite to whichever guild you need once you're back.
by Chen
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 102992

Re: Hearthstone

C'Thun deck contains 1 free card. Hardly a free deck. Can you imagine playing a 10 casting cost win condition in a warrior or priest deck without justiclar? Justicar tends to be too slow against the really fast decks anyways. I haven't been using it in Control Warrior for a while now. Granted contr...
by Chen
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1615
Views: 235671

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Yes, very much so, because it speaks to the thing actually being "measured" . Semantics is important - it means "meaning". Semantics is the study of relationships between words and meanings. To rephrase your question, you are really asking "Aside from meaning though, does i...
by Chen
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1615
Views: 235671

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The idea that value is measured (rather than assigned) plays to the false (and debunked) idea that value is an intrinsic property. The idea that the units are monetary plays to the idea that "units" even make sense, an idea that falls apart if value is not intrinsic, as has already been s...
by Chen
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

I have been working on the Nostria family questlines and just have Caleron left to finish now, though the 60 snow check at the end will need some work - 60 forest in one of the other family quests was something of a struggle. Each one rewards a "Tracing : Rune ...." of some kind. I haven'...
by Chen
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14298
Views: 2031430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I presume "almost" as a qualifier there taking into account exceptional circumstances that might arise. You know the way people hedge all the time against absolute statements.
by Chen
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

Hopefully the content will last a bit. I've been logging on every few days to setup random long term tasks (digging for that elusive 5.0 emperator for example) but otherwise haven't been doing much. I should probably finish training my boars' attack at the White Arena in Norstria but haven't really ...
by Chen
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5671
Views: 790941

Re: Police misbehavior thread

My question was more to how the statements would be brought up in court. Who's going to be the witness that can be cross-examined when statements like that are made?
by Chen
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5671
Views: 790941

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm curious as to who is testifying about the victim's statements. Such as the one where she found threesomes disgusting. Is the prosecutor allowed to be making these hearsay statements? Were they written down before the death of the victim?
by Chen
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 103476

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

mosc wrote:how are all the main characters not bothans!?!?


That was the second Death Star.
by Chen
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1615
Views: 235671

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Many things are, or are nearly so; this is the basis of commerce. But many things are not. And the fact that you would accept a one-in-a-million chance of having your sister die in a fiery crash on the way to the mall so that you could save $45.00 on a refrigerator on sale there does not mean that ...
by Chen
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14298
Views: 2031430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Zohar wrote:No, this is why people shouldn't be assholes and prank each other, pranks are not funny.


Yeah that's even less realistic than getting people to learn basic science.
by Chen
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14298
Views: 2031430

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Yeah this is why everyone needs to take basic science classes in school. Even if there were explosive levels of gas, the immediate response would be to get the hell out, not to smash things which could possibly result in sparks and whatnot to cause an ignition. Granted the fact there are likely burn...
by Chen
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5671
Views: 790941

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So let's say actual muggers decide to pretend to be police to easier get someones wallet. You are saying it is impossible that if you (at least partially) buy their story at first there is no way that you can later become convinced they aren't police officers? I didn't say that, though in this case...
by Chen
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5671
Views: 790941

Re: Police misbehavior thread

But, remember, these guys were unshaven and in baseball caps. In the heat of the moment, you still think it's implausible his first impression was to doubt they were genuine - especially when they took his wallet against his will without answering his questions as to who they were or why they did t...
by Chen
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transgender in a single-sex school
Replies: 25
Views: 5771

Re: Transgender in a single-sex school

in the UK the small number of single sex schools that exist massively outperform their coed competition. Aren't these also very likely private, expensive schools? Ones that are selective in who they let in? Even neglecting that they presumably have to specifically be approached before your child wi...
by Chen
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transgender in a single-sex school
Replies: 25
Views: 5771

Re: Transgender in a single-sex school

I kinda fail to see the point of segregating the schools if they're going to let the person stay anyways. You've kinda destroyed any solid reasoning as to why you segregated them in the first place.
by Chen
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 458091

Re: Therian Saga

Yeah I'm mostly on auto-pilot here with having a char on regen, some on krya, some on runic identifying and one on noble identifying (for the elusive 5.0 emperator talisman). I mostly play on the weekend mornings go through and kill some bosses and train my combat skills a bit. There really does nee...
by Chen
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stargate SG-1
Replies: 69
Views: 14541

Re: Stargate SG-1

The personality swapping stones were the worst part of Stargate: Universe. Because seriously if there was a massive life threatening problem, you'd call up Sam or McCay and get them to switch with random nobody on the ship and solve your issue. Or the time they needed a doctor and there was only tha...
by Chen
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5671
Views: 790941

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I suppose it's possible that highly trained and targeted use of nunchakus would be a 'more compassionate' way to arrest someone as claimed, but what are the chances of enough of the right kind of training being given and absorbed...? Considering the difficulty in using nunchaku compared to a baton ...

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