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Remsen last won the day on February 4 2017

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  1. AIM?!?!?! What are you guys, 90?
  2. I know this is a somewhat old post, but I'm considering playing this again. I used to love the original Morrowind.
  3. I haven't watched Pokemon since the second season, but your post reflects a common issue with Anime's : sidegirls. Really, it's a problem with poorly written side characters, but sadly female characters get hit harder with poor writing than side-dudes. A great side character has to either complement the main character strongly enough so that it adds to the overall story, or contrast enough so that the main character's traits are better defined. I hate using Naruto as an example, but it's well known so I'll go with it. Sasuke was a decent side character, being the "opposite" type who's values and abilities sharply contrasted, but highlighted Naruto's. But then you have Sakura, who was also a side character, who complemented Naruto but not in any way where she actually added to the story. By all accounts, Sasuke was a decent side character, while Sakura simply existed.
  4. So this is a people problem rather than a binary problem. You can't rebuke a type of behavior without also rebuking the people who exhibit that behavior. The people who feel like they are being targeted by a Clan regulation might take an issue with it and leave, this is true. But people also might take an issue with a certain type of behavior and leave. It's a lot of "might"s to consider, but without any instances of people leaving why make an issue out of it?
  5. “Everyone thinks that courage is about facing death without flinching. But almost anyone can do that. Almost anyone can hold their breath and not scream for as long as it takes to die. True courage is about facing life without flinching. I don't mean the times when the right path is hard, but glorious at the end. I'm talking about enduring the boredom, the messiness, and the inconvenience of doing what is right.~Amber” ― Robin Hobb, The Mad Ship
  6. I ran the benchmark but the link I copied was from the wrong tab and I didn't realize it until several minutes later. By then I was too absorbed in trying to snipe weeds from the MP in BDO.
  7. I meant to add my link but somehow copied yours by mistake. When I realized what I had done, 6 minutes later....it was too late to change it (so I am told).
  8. TMW it's 15 minutes before a presentation and your group implodes and your only viable option is to skip class avoid destruction.

    1. Terra


      In such circumstances I usually do my teachers the courtesy of letting them know that I will be unavailable for the duration that I am sipping this beer.

  9. But a banned person can already plead their case to a General(s)/Commander(s) of your choosing. Strategically speaking, this works out better for the person making the appeal. Rather than just shoving out a wall of text hoping that the right Officer reads it and agrees, using the current system, they can tactically pick the General/Commander they think would best represent their side. From there, that Officer can subtly make inquires and investigate the issue without causing the chaos an open forum topic would. When the facts have been sufficiently looked over, that Officer can decide to take action. Even if that Officer didn't take the side of the banned person, that person can still message other Officers and try appealing their case to them. An appeal option on the forums would be a more open media, but not necessarily a better one.
  10. How much of a say do they really get? Just because you get to voice an opinion doesn't mean that it changes what happens. For that, they need to appeal to a general, which they already can do. Any evidence they have can also be presented to a General as well. Again, they can already do this with a General. I don't know if this is an actual problem or not. If it is, some form of record keeping would suffice. But having an open forum doesn't necessarily encourage the propagation of facts. In fact, sometimes it can encourage misinformation and remonstrating. It would *possibly* give people another channel to make their case. But that doesn't mean it provides for better understanding or communication. People can lie and be wrong in a forum just as much as they can be talking to a General. I've seen forum topics convolute an issue and be used as a vehicle for ranting as much as I've seen it used for good. In fairness, I'll address the cons, too. If the argument can be made that a forum provides a better means for the banned to appeal their case, than any drama it would cause would not be unnecessary. But only if it's a better option than what we currently have. I could say that a ban is the ultimate divide. For the banned person, they can't be more divided from the clan than they already are. If you're implying that it would divide the clan, it wouldn't divide the clan more than discussing any other issue would. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I question our Higher-Up's all the time. "Why aren't I appreciated more for my awesome abilities? "Why does Xayj choose the worst names?" "What is with Baha's taste in anime?" All of these are valid concerns when it comes to the decision making of our officers+.
  11. It's not that people don't want to listen to the DM, it's just when you have 4-6 people either constantly vocalizing their actions or focusing really hard on text/details/stats and not necessarily able to hear the DM through all the chat, a feature like this might be nice every once an awhile.
  12. I don't even notice the SOAP icon when I join channels. I avoid cursing in SOAP channels like I avoid cursing in front of my mother: By trying to avoid them whenever possible.
  13. Well, Overdosed is not a sovereignty in the same way a dictatorship or a democracy is a sovereignty. IRL governments manage irl resources that have irl effects on people's lives. OD hasn't quite crossed that threshold, I believe. Sure, people in positions of power (officers, ect) devote time and energy which may or may not have tangible benefits, but the effects of losing a rank vs losing a job are not quite on par. If the stakes aren't as high, then the rules tend to be a little different. But let's say we force the comparison, and OD peddles in "productivity" because we don't have any natural resources. the "Rule of Ruler's" still doesn't fit because according to them, a Democracy wields productivity as it's primary resource. I can't count how many times I've heard it emphasized that OD is not a democracy. So the rules can't apply nicely because OD doesn't fit squarely into either a democracy or a dictator ship. Likely, it falls somewhere in the middle. But here's something to consider: According to the RoR, productivity is the resource wielded by democracies whose enlightened/educated citizens provide the countries wealth in the form of labor/science/art/ect. The ruler is directly beholden to his/her citizens, for not only does the nation's wealth come from their productivity, but the citizens have direct input into him/her being put up as ruler. They must share the wealth and appease the citizens, or else they will lose their backing and be replaced. What does that say about an organization whose resource is productivity, but whose leaders are not directly beholden to it's citizens?
  14. To some degree the rules apply, because politics are politics. However, the "Rules of Rulers" bases many of it's points on the resources an nation has at it's disposal. So what resource does OD deal in? Whatever the answer is, it's surely different than productivity or wealth, so the "Rules of Rulers" cannot strictly apply.
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