Jump to content

Alg

Editorial Panel
  • Content Count

    10744
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    69

Everything posted by Alg

  1. I tried to get into Monster Hunter 3, and I just didn't get the monster hunter formula either. I threw myself at it for six hours, bought the DS attachment to make it easier to play, and nothing. Which is really weird, considering my favourite part of my favourite game (FFXII) are the monster hunts, and the thing I've been having the most fun with in Witcher 3, are again, the contracts. Likewise, it's pretty much the kind of game where I love almost every single individual element, but the whole just isn't clicking yet. The controls are awkward at best and that kind of ruins whatever flow combat has. Not sure if that's something I just need to get used to.
  2. Monster Hunter Generations I don't actually understand what I'm supposed to be doing here. Is it all just fetch quests and fighting big things? I can't say I dislike it but I probably just need to get past the whole earlygame uncertainty thing
  3. [spoiler=obligatory bathroom selfie] [spoiler=explanation] A good friend thought it would be hilarious to do this on a corner of the internet where I'm known for being both plant-obsessed and camera shy.
  4. Alg

    Today...

    https://roll20.net/ With regards to games: FE project is still ongoing and is getting farther from the source material's lore and flavor by the post. It's also proving to be far beyond my writing and planning skills :v
  5. Alg

    Today...

    Is this even a situation where people need to be put on trial, though? It's just a tad tactless
  6. I'm not touching the counting threads The proof is in the pudding.
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y5KuohVJMQ
  8. Alg

    Pokemon Go

    Adventures is kind of a wild ride, from what I understand
  9. Alg

    Today...

    Are honey allergies a thing? Because if so that would be my answer. It does not like me too much. Otherwise yes honey everywhere Peanut Butter is a thing that makes life worth living though
  10. Alg

    Today...

    It's outright dangerous to assume that nature is the cause of certain behaviors, and that's without getting into the fact that the argument only ever swings one way, often transparently so. If nurture is a belief, it's one that's got a hell of a lot less baggage associated with it - the other has got the same arguments that have been used for centuries to justify all manner of atrocities and they're as unfounded now as they were then. The nature argument, in a lot of cases, falls apart if you so much as look at the details, and in cases where it doesn't it's still a massive leap to get to the sorts of things it has been used to justify :v
  11. Alg

    Today...

    Interesting read. I'll have to go over it a bit more thoroughly when I can focus a bit better. There's too much background noise for anything number-heavy :v This generally seems like an underinvestigated aspect of things, at any rate, and it's also probably something that could confound the experiment itself. Going to have to remember to look for this one next time I have a sizable block of time. Even with the study's findings I'm not sure if that justifies the extent of sexism that tends to come up in these sorts of arguments at all, especially since those details still tend to be used to override the way people actually behave, or overrule actual rational decisions. That's more of what I'm arguing against than averages: the idea that individuals are not allowed to exist beyond their stereotypes :v I'll admit I'm a bit leery about how we've gone from "the wage gap is overstated" to "if there was a significant wage gap - which there isn't - it would be because of these factors". also kind of funny since risk-taking is generally not associated with rational decision-making, is it? or at least it's something I find amusing
  12. Alg

    Today...

    And this makes someone inherently better at their job...? That's what I'm trying to argue, that the whole "testosterone = rational/estrogen = emotional" thing is little better than a meme. It owes its survival more to western cultural roles than it does any actual evidence. I've legitimately never seen it used as anything more than an excuse to exclude otherwise qualified people for very little reason. The one thing I know is that a lot of people flat out do not know what they're talking about when they bring up biological differences in any argument. Like, on even the most basic level. Dash's post does not strike me as an exception, and I'd go as far as to say that it has no place in any discussion that claims to be informed.
  13. Alg

    Today...

    [citation needed] Well most men have penises whilst women have vaginas, for starters >_> If your penis is all that makes you a better executive, then one of us is doing our job wrong :v
  14. Alg

    Today...

    [citation needed]
  15. Alg

    Today...

    it's 2016. do people really still believe this in 2016 are we really disputing the idea of inherent cultural sexism in a thread where someone actually made this argument in complete seriousness in 2016 This is maybe the part where we should step back and figure out what they're arguing about, maybe
  16. Alg

    Today...

    I work as a salesperson in a nursery and you would be surprised at how often people come in specifically for advice :v
  17. jesus christ that's brutal. i thought we would still have some shred of human decency after this coup but apparently not
  18. Alg

    Today...

    I feel like I should point out that you've jumped on us Americans (and Canadians) for the same with regards to other countries, though? I might be remembering it wrong but you've been pretty aggressive when we mentioned things that you yourself said about other countries, or even our own. It's hard not to get the impression that a lot of people are just looking for an excuse to go full flag-burning on everyone else for no real reason. Like, there's absolutely a right way to go about this conversation and none of us on any side seem interested in doing it. That's just something I've noticed about the nationalism here: it feels like nobody's self-aware enough to realize that they're literally doing the same things they're attacking everyone else for, right down to the "I can attack my country because I know what's wrong with it but if you do it it's because you're some sort of inferior being from a failure of a country" angle. None of us are really even trying to be above that and it's kind of embarrassing :v That said:
  19. Alg

    Today...

    You could probably call those differences a personality :v
  20. I am honored to be the first to say RUNESCAPE? IN MY OT? on this thread Following up from my last post: my Tales of Zestiria save was a casualty of hard drive issues right when I got to the last dungeon, and I'm now sort of at a loss for whether I want to/have time to go through it again. On one hand, I've genuinely enjoyed the game so it feels like I'm doing it a disservice if I leave it unfinished. On the other, even a relatively short JRPG is a pretty big investment...
  21. Alg

    Pokemon Go

    Supposedly. Think they mentioned during E3 that it would have some kind of connectivity. I have only barely bothered to play it but I have a Paras and that's all I really wanted. Eight years of competitive play and I'm happiest about the tiny useless mushroom bug. This is quite a feeling.
  22. I dream of a world where cars can cross the road without hitting pedestrians having their motives questioned
  23. Alg

    Today...

    I'm sitting here at the character creation screen solely to mock the people in Europe who don't have it yet not really but eh
  24. Finally getting around to finishing (?) Tales of Zestiria
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.