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The No-God / Re: TNG- Your expectations and wants
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:00:32 pm »
A strong, central Dunyain character to lead the series would be boss. Dunyain made this series of books for me, and if Achamian, his child or Mimara is to lead the last set of books, I'll be gravely disappointed. Crabicus to the rescue! Also, on that point, more on the origins of the Dunyain; why they've adopted their methodology and etc. I feel like there is still some mystery there.

Other than that, a relatively happy ending. Much atrocity is bound to follow, and maybe the world will be massively messed up, but I do hope that at the end of it all, it shall be saved.
This, but the exact opposite.

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General Misc. / Re: eSports vs Sports
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:13:54 pm »
Quote from:  Wilshire
As someone who has done both extensively (4-year collegiate varsity athlete, Division 1, scholarship, championship ring), I feel I have a unique perspective worth considering. Obviously, not everyone here feels that way. However, those who are polarized to one side because they have little to no experience with the other, should probably talk less and listen more. Otherwise, we might as well have an angry atheist and a righteous religious leader try to tell each-other that god does/doesn't exist, for all the good it will do.


I'm willing to listen and have been. And, I played video games into my mid-twenties. Then, had kids and didn't have time for that or rec sports I was playing. I see both sides. But, your reasoning for calling it a sport is just wrong. Just because you want it to be something, doesn't make it so. It might be a competition, yes. One that takes very skilled gamers to compete in, bit it is not a sport.

You're wrong when you say that I think it has no value, because it does. Develops hand-eye coordination and I'm sure memory skills.

I agree with H. I like both of them, as long as either one turns your life upside down. You don't think when I get my kids a PS5 or whatever that I won't be playi g on that bitch a ten at night? I will. I know I will.
Ok serious reply this time. Playing a single player game on a PlayStation or Madden with friends doesn't really count as an "esport".

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General Misc. / Re: eSports vs Sports
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:11:08 pm »
I agree Wilshire, wholeheartedly with that post. Tthats what inwas getting at. Look, this has run its course and I have no need to battle over it. Positives and negatives to both. The fact remains as parents we have to see whether video games and sports are affecting our children negatively or positively. That's the crutch.

ETA: e Sports ARE STILL NOT FUCKING SPORTS!!!!!! AND I WILL NEVER WAIVER!  ;)
Agreed. Esports are much smarter than sports, it's a shame mentioning the two in the same line :P

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General Misc. / Re: Starcraft
« on: February 26, 2018, 10:03:26 pm »
https://clips.twitch.tv/BlitheScaryWalletTBCheesePull
It's probably a good thing that no one else will open this here :P.  They aren't ready for Avilo.

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General Misc. / Re: eSports vs Sports
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:15:41 am »
Teenagers being "bums" is an age old problem/issue/complaint - seems once you're in a position to take care of your children, not relying on them to produce for the family, you risk them atrophying. There are letters/texts from the 18th and 19th centuries America of Senators and the like complaining their kids party all the time. I believe ( but cannot source it ) same from Romans and Greeks few thousand years ago.

I'm torn because my oldest son simply plays too much on his computer ( League of Legends, et al ), but I also have him quite active in Scouts and LaCrosse and he's developed the habit of doing his homework before doing anything else - so on the one hand, I don't want to be up his ass about his every spare minute, but on the other I wished he did SOMETHING other than computer shit with his spare time. I'm working on Friday nights being board game night, but it's not taking with him, he "puts up" with it. Tried movie night, which works some if popcorn is involved.
There's a simple solution to that. Ask him what league he is; if he's in a low league tell him he's too much of a n00b to play and that he should do something else, otherwise let him play.

Hey says he's in Bronze ( not sure if that's good or not )
Bronze is the lowest league.

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General Misc. / Re: eSports vs Sports
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:05:39 am »
To be honest MSJ, I think you should try playing an esport yourself before judging, or at least reading about it or watching it. It's faaar from "shooting nazis and zombies while eating Doritos " like you said in the last thread, and is more mentally challenging than most physical sports ( SC2 at least is, since it's not a team game)  .
ETA: Oh and Madden is not really an esport. I think you took the word "esport" a bit too literal there. I suggest trying Starcraft 2 , it's free and only needs a PC that is younger than 10 years old.

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General Misc. / Re: The Olympics 2018
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:27:59 pm »
George Carlin on what sports is and isn't: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJRIKuNJBA

I wonder what he would have said about E-Sports.

I do agree that E-Sports should be separate as IMO, it's entirely different from what goes in to the actual Olympics.

That being said, the US made history in men's Luge(poor Loch though) with a first silver medal. The Netherlands dominate Speed Skating as expected. Loved most of the routines in team figure skating(Italians were especially charming, but that's not technical difficulty).

Caught most of the finals this morning. Great to see a Japanese woman win silver in Speed Skating.

Curling finals should be interesting. :) I'm sure Bakker would prefer Canada, but I think Switzerland will win.

I don't think someone who probably isn't really experienced in e-sports would be able to give a good argument.

You wont convince me because an E- "athlete" got carpal tunnel. Thats not physical exertion, not even close. Mental, yes. Lets let the E-athletes stick to their "olympics" and continue with "real" athletes at the Olympics.

Sorry, to get political Wilshire, but this is just another example of millenials and their demand to be included in any and everything. They're going to change the world. Sports are sports and we disnt need to have this conversation to know what constitutes a sport. Its ridiculous.
Well, considering that e-sports were already played in "real Olympics"...
https://www.reddit.com/r/starcraft/comments/7x1d41/the_official_olympics_youtube_channel_produced/?st=jdkumg36&sh=8458e69c

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General Misc. / Re: The Olympics 2018
« on: February 09, 2018, 03:23:05 pm »
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180207005826/en/

First and probably last time I watch Olympics (Unless there is SC again.) .

Even I've heard of sOs, must have been a pretty big upset. That's great.

Maybe "esports" will be come part of the actual Olympics someday. I certainly don't see why not.
You should try to play with me and William sometime. We will appreciate fresh blood :) .

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General Misc. / Re: The Olympics 2018
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:04:35 pm »
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180207005826/en/

First and probably last time I watch Olympics (Unless there is SC again.) .

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Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: February 02, 2018, 12:58:58 pm »
Redeagl, I won't disagree. That wasn't my point, though. I just the TTH was a great book in terms of convergence and reveals. Its the payoff for the first 7-8? books. There wasn't a Malazan book I've read and didn't like. Even his follow up series (shame the last book seems to be shelved. :( )
Ah. Looks like I just misunderstood your comment, MSJ.

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Literature / Re: Ursula K. Le Guin, RIP
« on: February 02, 2018, 12:25:47 am »
Earthsea is much recommended by me. I will be sure to try out her other works. RIP.

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Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: February 02, 2018, 12:23:29 am »
Quote from:  Dora Vee
Deadhouse Gates 59%: https://divinesong.tumblr.com/post/170318664043/malazan-deadhouse-gates
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Loved Deadhouse Gates. A great follow up to Memories of Ice. Totally, agree with Wilshire. I liked all. Of the Malazan books. And, its because they are all set up the same. A bunch of info and set up the first 75% then the rest of the book is a great, wild ride.

One book I really loved, and a lot of people seem to think it a weaker book of the series is House of Chains. Karsa Orlong is introduced, the Tiste Edur are fascinating to me, and even more so after reading Erikson's 1st two books of the Tisste Andii origin story, or for that matter all the Tiste. You see why the Edur are the way the are, for very good reason.

I'll tell you, when you read Toll the Hounds, it makes all that prior reading so worth it. One huge difference between Bakker and Erickson, you get answers. Not all the answers, which I wouldn't like anyway, but you get some huge reveals. Its very satisfying. Keep slogging Dora Vee.
Disagree. TTH wasn't THAT much better than the rest, which IMO, are better than what you think. You can't say that Bonehunters or Midnight Tides weren't amazing. Reaper's Gale and House of Chains are debatable ( I personally liked them, especially the former. ) but TBH and MT were just masterpieces.

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Literature / Re: 100 Books Every [Person] Should Read
« on: January 22, 2018, 03:18:51 am »
I don't like this list. The concept behind it is inherently flawed tbh.

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General Misc. / Re: Starcraft
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:54:36 am »
Just finished watching it. Great games. I hope NoRegret can pull off something magical, his micro is extremely good.
He is in a death group. Far worse than Scarlett's. Two foreigners in ro16 would be really good, but I don't see him getting out of that one.

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General Misc. / Re: Starcraft
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:41:49 am »
Scarlett advanced in the GSL and eliminated Rogue!!!!! That's the first time a foreigner advanced to the ro16 since NaNiwa.

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