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#4963561 Tip.It Times - 31st July 2011

Posted by Earth_Poet on 03 August 2011 - 12:20 AM in General Discussion

@ first article:

Instead, their new policies are hidden from view, much like a stain on a person's undergarments.


:lol:

Okay, that was witty.

Jagex's position on fair gameplay has grown soft over the last few years. I noticed this, too, awhile back. Morals can change quickly when you insert money into the equation.



#4943229 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 17 July 2011 - 10:56 PM in Off-Topic

GoT was nominated for 13 Emmys, and everybody seems to think the same as I do: Peter Dinklage deserves to win. I said I was excited to see how they portrayed Tyrion, and I was not disappointed.

Has anybody started reading A Dance with Dragons yet? It will be a while before I can get around to it. If Martin can make us wait five years, then he can wait on me for a few months.



#4935264 Tip.It Times - 3rd July 2011

Posted by Earth_Poet on 11 July 2011 - 03:38 PM in General Discussion

My response was about the article, but since you take it personally I'll make my final ones about my perception of you. Your immature comments are indicative of the problems that apparently still persist on the Times staff. In fact, they seem to be getting worse. I'll take care to avoid reading anymore articles from you. Thank you.



#4931240 Tip.It Times - 3rd July 2011

Posted by Earth_Poet on 08 July 2011 - 06:15 AM in General Discussion

I think the fact that it's called the Times in the first place does give people the impression that it's meant to be a news source. - after all that's normally a name used for newspapers....

...In the last couple of years the articles seem to have shifted more to soapbox than informative...


Here's a quote from another Times article:

...It is almost a slap in the face each time updates of this manner come about. Makes you wonder if they worship the all mighty dollar more than they appreciate the people that helped them build this Mega-Community by remaining loyal through thick and thin...


That quote came from an article almost six years ago, from the second Times article written. The Times has always been an editorial piece.

@Crocefisso:

To conclude, I agree with your post but think that, in some cases, people could overcome what you say by applying common sense and by responding more calmly from time to time.


Comparing an update to the stench of fecal matter will not spark a thought-provoking discussion. Your readers will find it difficult to take you seriously when you choose vulgar metaphors to express your contempt. How can your readers--even someone like me who may share similar opinions--view this as anything other than a rage rant.

Personally, I'm not thrilled about the update either. I think most people see right through it, but it's not like Jagex is being sneaky when they call it a loyalty program. As of now, I see it mostly as a junk update, unnecessary to the game other than for pure promotional. However, I feel the article didn't provide enough evidence to back up its tone. Other promo events like Bonus XP weekends have a far greater impact on the game than MLP. You think MLP will bring rivers of blood? Were you not around when the anti-RWT updates were implemented?

You also failed to convince me that MLP has a detrimental effect on F2P. MLP doesn't force people into membership any more than Gnomecopters. Yes, Jagex would like F2P players to eventually become members. I can't fault them for it. Some people may purchase membership for MLP, but hopefully they will stay for the same reasons I became a member. For the game itself.



#4930081 [DevBlog] Loyalty Programme

Posted by Earth_Poet on 07 July 2011 - 04:16 PM in General Discussion

Looks less like Runescape. Looking more like Zynga every day.



#4909988 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 24 June 2011 - 04:43 AM in Off-Topic

I'm really looking forward to seeing all of the S2 cast. I think the most anticipated and important decision they'll need to make is who plays:

Very plot-related spoilers, don't click if you haven't read Clash.


They should cast me to play...



#4908859 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 23 June 2011 - 06:20 PM in Off-Topic

So, now that it's over, general question.

Who was your favourite character?

I'd have to say Little finger and Tyrion Lanister, both for their intelligence and cunningness.

Special mention to Jaime Lanister for his devil may care attitude.


Wow that's a tough question. For me, I've always loved Tyrion, and Dinklage played him very well (despite Tyrion in the books looking much uglier). I'll be upset if he doesn't win some awards.

Khal Drogo was fantastic. After watching him, I'm now considering watching Conan The Barbarian this summer.

As far as Littlefinger, I liked how the series added in the scenes with him and the Spider. It showed how they are both very cunning and untrustworthy. I'm also looking forward to next season, where Tyrion is forced to match wits with these two.

I said it before and I'll say it again, they did an EXCELLENT job on casting for the show. I can't wait to see who they pick for Stannis next season.



#4904476 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 20 June 2011 - 11:39 PM in Off-Topic

http://videos.nymag.com/video/What-If-Game-of-Thrones-Was-a-B#c=DQL1B234220T9ZH3&t=What%20If%20%27Game%20of%20Thrones%27%20Was%20a%20Buddy%20Comedy?


:lol: I love Tyrion and Bronn!

Great season finale. Some of the finest TV I've ever watched, based off of one of the finest books I've ever read. I feel some serious GoT withdrawals coming on over the next year.



#4898994 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 17 June 2011 - 01:39 AM in Off-Topic

Great interview with the producers about upcoming Season 2. If you haven't yet read Clash of Kings, beware that there may be some spoilers.

As 'Game of Thrones' nears its finale, show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss talk about Season 2 - latimes



#4893501 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 13 June 2011 - 04:18 AM in Off-Topic

Spoiler for Ep. 9



#4887127 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 08 June 2011 - 02:40 PM in Off-Topic


Am I the only one who actually doesn't want fantasy in the story? I thought it did a good job on realism and focusing more on politics, relations and betrayals. When the zombie guy appeared... well, it felt out of place.

I'm interested to see how the human conflicts and supernatural conflicts blend later in the series. Would the nobles still be trying to screw each other into the ground when there are zombies (Or worse) killing all their people?


There are some supernatural elements, but the story still stays centered around the characters. I really have to force myself from blurting out what happens later and ruining the story. Keep watching. You won't be disappointed. Just shocked.



#4885055 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 07 June 2011 - 01:46 AM in Off-Topic


This episode was pretty much full of badasses outbadassing each other. [bleep]ing awesome.

Syrio. :thumbsup:


Syrio's fight was just as I had imagined it. They did a great job with him. I heard that George RR Martin wrote the script for this episode. If so, then that might explain the badassness.

spoilers



#4874922 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 30 May 2011 - 06:17 PM in Off-Topic

Thoughts on Episode 7

Spoilers



#4873603 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 29 May 2011 - 05:05 PM in Off-Topic

Anyone else thinks Tyrion's character is sort of a mini House MD? :mrgreen: Except the MD part, of course, but his personality is very similar.


Tyrion was one of my favorite characters in the first book, and I was really interested in seeing how he would be portrayed. The actor that plays him has done a FANTASTIC job. He's extremely clever and manipulative.

I hope this doesn't come off the wrong way, but this is the most complex and serious character I've ever seen from a dwarf. It breaks the mold of snow white, oompa-loompas, and mini-me. I hope we can see more characters like him in the future.



#4866406 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 23 May 2011 - 06:26 PM in Off-Topic

Last night was the best episode yet.

Spoilers



#4847413 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 09 May 2011 - 02:13 PM in Off-Topic

Alright, I was a little disappointed with the jousting. It was certainly more of a spectacle in the book, but I suppose they showed the only one that mattered for the plot.



#4844666 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 07 May 2011 - 06:09 AM in Off-Topic

there have been many parts of the dialogue that match word for word. Episode 3 was kind of a set up episode, 4 should have a lot of excitment. I'm also re-reading the books right now and am anxiously awaiting the next book, which is long overdue.


It's been awhile since I read the book, but I still find myself speaking the lines sometimes before they do. It follows that closely. And yeah, I imagine episode 4 will be the jousting tournament? If so, I am definitely looking forward to it. I'm also looking forward to seeing a certain beggar king get what's coming to him. :wink:

And yeah, maybe this will finally motivate Martin to finish the series.


Really enjoying the show so far. All the characters have been casted pretty great, in my opinion. Tyrion is just awesome, haha.


I LOVE the Imp. I found him one of the most fascinating characters in book one. He really knows his strengths and weaknesses. I was excited to see Tyrion portrayed on screen.

Arya and Syrio's interaction was instant magic and reminded me every bit of the book.


I thought the same thing! Then again, I think they did a fabulous job all around with casting.

I'm really happy with the show so far except for thinking it could be paced a little slower in some places. There are so many characters, it wouldn't hurt to do some lingering scenes.


I wondered that myself. There really are so many complex characters weaving in and out of the story.



#4844016 The Game of Thrones TV series - Season 4

Posted by Earth_Poet on 06 May 2011 - 03:13 PM in Off-Topic

I looked, but was disappointed I did not see a thread about this.

HBO premiered a series based on George RR Martin's epic fantasy series. I was excited when I heard about it, and so far the series has not disappointed me. It follows very closely to the book. The only concern that I've had is that the storyline may be moving a little too fast for someone who hasn't read the book. It is a complex tale.

Has anybody else been watching this series? If so, what are your thoughts?



#4844012 Tip.It Times - 1st May 2011

Posted by Earth_Poet on 06 May 2011 - 03:03 PM in General Discussion

Necromagus, are you implying that flying poo is not hilarious? :blink:

I changed my name only once, because I didn't think about my name when I created my account either, and settled for one that contained a long line of numbers.



#4715928 Jagex Limited receives growth investment from new investors

Posted by Earth_Poet on 08 February 2011 - 06:06 PM in General Discussion

Jagex is a business. They are supposed to try and be as profitable as possible.


Did you read that off a fortune cookie?



#4703409 Tip.It Times - 30th January 2011

Posted by Earth_Poet on 31 January 2011 - 05:19 AM in General Discussion

the reason for the financial meltdown was because the us government was directly forcing these financial institutions to give out loans to people they knew could not repay.

which anyone who has taken any econ or finance classes could tell you is a bad idea.

america needs to teach its congressmen some econ and finance imo.


Could you expound a little on your theory please?



#4685790 Wilderness and Free Trade will return - 17 January 2011

Posted by Earth_Poet on 20 January 2011 - 06:53 PM in General Discussion

Of course, Jagex brags that there's some 10 million accounts – and yet barely over 1 million voted. So, 900,000 votes out of 10 million accounts is "an overwhelming majority"? Who the f**k does THAT kind of math?


10 million? Try 175,000,000+

http://www.guinnessw...ORPG/117690.htm



#4685739 Wilderness and Free Trade will return - 17 January 2011

Posted by Earth_Poet on 20 January 2011 - 06:14 PM in General Discussion

Blyaunte


Gosh, I didn't know it was possible, but I think you're even more cynical than I am. What you're implying is that Jagex committed fraud.

cogablue


Well, I respectively disagree.

1) The removal of these features left lingering rants for quite some time, even beyond other updates like Summoning and HD. It was a big deal then, and it is a big deal now.

2) The referendum is unprecedented. There's even a little countdown on the main page now to remind us when the updates will take effect, right next to the T-shirt sales.

Will people move beyond this topic? Yes, eventually. The sky isn't falling. But don't make ignorant generalizations, and pretend that what is taking place right now is not important in the scope of history within the game.

All_Is_Great


Unfortunately, my memory is longer than my profile history (wtf Tip.It?), so I gave up on searching old threads. Me? I was standing in Fally Square, as pointless as it seemed, participating in the riots.

The point is, why didn't Jagex listen three years ago? Ultimately, I voted yes, just like you. Your argument suggests that ends justify the means though. You don't care how it comes back, just as long as it does.

I am cynical about the marketing ploy used. I don't believe that Jagex "has finally listened to its players," and I don't believe that Jagex has acquired a super-secret botkilling machine. After listening to Jagex defend anti-RWT updates for years, I am concerned about why they chose to play their ace-in-the-hole now. What are they generating hype for? Stellar Dawn's release? To spike ratings for ad revenue? Is Runescape in trouble? Have they merely changed their philosophy and just don't give a....

Or are they admitting defeat and trying to save face by making this whole ordeal seem like it was our idea? I am interested in seeing a return of wildy/trade to the game. Hopefully, it wasn't a short-sighted decision on Jagex's part. At the very least, I can't help but roll my eyes at the all of the manufactured hype.



#4685242 Wilderness and Free Trade will return - 17 January 2011

Posted by Earth_Poet on 20 January 2011 - 06:19 AM in General Discussion

Why is it so important that it be called a publicity stunt?

IMO, if that's the case, then good on JaGex for being smart and trying to make as much money as possible.
Look at this this way, they make money, the players are happy, a win-win situation. Why all the hate? Is it that there's nothing else to hate on so you guys resort to calling them "liars" and this whole thing a "publicity stunt"?


Why is it so important for you not to call it what it is? If it makes you happy then go with it. Hell, buy yourself a T-shirt, to remind yourself how YOU brought the Wilderness back. But where were you three years ago when we really needed you?

Haters gonna hate. People rant every time an update is released and this one is no different.


#-o

Yeah I mean you're right this update is exactly like every other update they've ever done in the game just another one in a long line of updates nothing at all stands out about this one no discussion value here let's just move on already gosh next week they'll twitter about something that'll get everyone in a huff and they'll quickly forget about this update as it fades away I mean can they even really call it an update since they're really just rolling back to something we already once had in the game so it's not like it's even "new" you know what I'm saying, buddy?



#4685054 Wilderness and Free Trade will return - 17 January 2011

Posted by Earth_Poet on 20 January 2011 - 03:41 AM in General Discussion

OK, I give up, call it a publicity stunt if you will, along with all of the implied animosity that comes with that, but in my opinion even if they were 99% sure that the community would respond favorably, the opposing votes still mattered. So if taking things to a vote was entirely a way of getting on the community's good side, it worked on at least one person. The T-Shirt thing is a bit silly though :razz:


I think what people are really meaning to say is that Jagex already had plans to release the Wildy and Free Trade before they even put it to a vote. The outcome of this vote was fairly predictable, so that made this whole vote safe.

Now if for some bizarre reason the vote hadn't favored bringing back these features, or even if it hadn't been such a decisive landslide, then yes of course Jagex would've reconsidered it, no matter if they had already begun working on the programming or not.

But it was pretty obvious how this was going to play out, not to mention how the poll was implemented. It's like Jagex grinned and yelled,

:thumbsup: "Who wants ice cream?" :thumbsup:

It's a rhetorical question. Everyone wants ice cream, or at least in this case, 91% of everyone.