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#1 Posted by Anund (925 posts) -

@anund: I don't have many friends who play this game, so anything that doesn't have matchmaking is kind of out of the question for me, unfortunately. :( (and the weekly stuff seems to be the only decent way to get coins).

Yeah that does make it a little rough... :( There are some guides on Reddit for soloing the nightfall and weekly heroic strikes though, but you probably need some patience, some skill and a lot of luck :)

#2 Edited by Anund (925 posts) -

@steadying said:

@fredchuckdave: WAS IT SUROS REGIME, IF SO I HATE YOU.

Xur is selling the SUROS Regime again this week. Pleased to finally get my hands on it tonight when I get home.

@lashe Same here man, same here. I can see it has some problems, but it's blown everything else out of the water, no contest. I bought and played Mordor for a few hours, but then went back to Destiny.

#3 Edited by Anund (925 posts) -

@liquidprince said:

The only consistent way to get drops is doing the Tiger Strike Playlist. You get a minimum of two blue drops at the end of each mission. Sometimes up to four drops and some people have even gotten legendaries.

I've gotten exotic weapons twice as reward from the Tiger strike list. Got the MIDA Multi-Tool that way, and just tonight I was rewarded The Last Word. I almost feel bad. I've only seen exotics drop twice, ever, in Tiger strikes and I got both of them.

#4 Posted by Anund (925 posts) -

@mistzero said:

Ever since I bought Destiny I've been feeling sort of hollowness with games in general. What I think happened was that I really got roped into the Destiny hype train so I pre-ordered it to get into the beta. The beta while being repetitive left me more excited because the game mechanics felt really solid. Knowing that it was Bungie making this game I had no doubt in my mind this game would be great and there would be no lacking in content. Then the game came out and boy was I shocked and confused but mostly confused. Where the heck was all the content? Where did all the money pumped by Activison go towards, can't be this game can it? I feel like I've been lied to even though it is technically my fault for buying into the hype; I just feel used by marketing and their pr. Now I feel a sort of disenchantment with the whole videogame scene and I feel no desire to play any of the games I have. So I want to ask you Bombers what are some older games you are now playing if you feel all the blockbuster games that came out were massive disappointments?

*Edited to clarify

Destiny.

#5 Posted by Anund (925 posts) -

Dan really grew on me, and somehow became my favorite cast member. I enjoy his childlike innocence. No pretense. Some of the other guys seem a bit jaded, but Dan breathed new life into the team. Bravo!

Same here. A site I have visited for several years because I like the people making the content. They hire a new guy and in less than a week he becomes my favourite cast member. Impressive, @danryckert, impressive.

#6 Posted by Anund (925 posts) -

@omghisam said:

@anund said:

@teaoverlord said:

@voysa_reezun: Neither of those definitions really describe someone who believes in equal pay for women. I'm sure many (most?) humanists do believe in equal pay but that isn't what makes them humanists.

I know it sucks having to admit you stuck your foot in your mouth in such a spectacular fashion, but this is the time to admit you were wrong and move on, not dig your hole even deeper.

No he's right. Take an intro course to philosophy, humanism is a thing that already has a meaning.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_humanism_in_Northern_Europe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Humanism

I don't need an intro course to philosophy to be able to google the definition of humanism.

1. any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests,values, and dignity predominate.

A mode of thought centered on human values, interests and dignity. Equal pay for equal work definitely falls under either of those categories. Is feminism a more special case? Yes. But that is exactly the distinction the original poster wanted to make. Why is this discussion going in circles? Oh yeah, because we're online discussing feminism.

#7 Posted by Anund (925 posts) -

@voysa_reezun: Neither of those definitions really describe someone who believes in equal pay for women. I'm sure many (most?) humanists do believe in equal pay but that isn't what makes them humanists.

I know it sucks having to admit you stuck your foot in your mouth in such a spectacular fashion, but this is the time to admit you were wrong and move on, not dig your hole even deeper.

#8 Edited by Anund (925 posts) -

@milkman said:

@anund said:

@theht said:
@anund said:

I think the clearest sign something is wrong with the feminist movement is that the term MRA is used as a derogatory term. If feminism was all about equality, surely someone highlighting the issues faced by men would be more than welcome.

That is not the case, thus the feminist movement has strayed off course. We need a new movement. Equalism, or something. A movement that focuses on the real injustices of the world. Equal pay for equal work. No more ridiculous divorce settlements, etc.

And sexuality in games is not discrimination against women. That that is even the general consensus stems from some kind of ancient view of women as pristine flowers. It's bullshit.

That's exactly the sort of stuff I traditionally associated with feminism. To be honest, I'm more inclined to reclaim that word from anyone who uses it to mean some sort of gender superiority than I am to fully adopt a renaming to something like "social humanist" or whatever.

But really, the ideology is more than just a name. If you're for equality, it doesn't much matter what you call yourself. You can call a spade a zebra, but it's still a spade. That's a saying right? Fuck it, it is now.

There are too many people misusing the term "feminism" for it to be reclaimed. And beyond the moderates, there is no one interested in even acknowledging that everything is not rosy just because you're a white male. That is why Emma Watson's UN speech was so well received, she included everyone, acknowledged the issues on all sides. That is how we progress from this point: We make it a common struggle, we don't focus on the problems of one side and try to force the other side to "yield". That leads to conflict rather than cooperation and without cooperation we will be right here, in this same spot 50 years from now still. That is what vocal feminists do, however, they want to stir up a conflict. Sometimes I think they are more interested in the shitstorm than the results.

Feminism is also too focused on minor issues. "This digital character's shirt was too unbuttoned!". Really? Really? This is what is important?

And that is why we need a new movement, one we can all get behind, one who represents us all equally. The term "feminism" has been tainted beyond repair in my mind. Besides, the word itself implies a focus on women's issues, while what we need is a focus on all issues of equality.

The last thing we need is a bunch of men who barely understand what feminist means to try to "reclaim" feminism.

Yeah, we all know this is a women vs. men issue, we don't want any cooperation or anything. Letting man filth in would indeed undermine the whole thing.

...and this is exactly why feminism is a dead cause.

#9 Posted by Anund (925 posts) -

I would also like to add that why are we suddenly upset over Gamer Gate? It's painfully obvious that the gaming media is very buddy-buddy with the development side of things and they obviously have to be since it's up to the publisher which publications get access to the new product. Gaming media is very dependent on the good will of the publishers and developers, much more so than other types of media. It's not even just about early access to games and so on, it's about ad money as well. And that is not even counting the personal ties between journalists and developers.

Does this mean everyone is corrupt. No. But of course there will be some influence there. This really isn't news and should be obvious to anyone, or so I thought. It's not like it matters anyway, who actually buys games based on reviews these days?

#10 Posted by Anund (925 posts) -

@korlic said:

@theht said:

@truthtellah: Well, yeah. I was responding to someone who had an issue with the "feminist movement". What problem where are you talking about?

@anund said:

@theht said:

That's exactly the sort of stuff I traditionally associated with feminism. To be honest, I'm more inclined to reclaim that word from anyone who uses it to mean some sort of gender superiority than I am to fully adopt a renaming to something like "social humanist" or whatever.

But really, the ideology is more than just a name. If you're for equality, it doesn't much matter what you call yourself. You can call a spade a zebra, but it's still a spade. That's a saying right? Fuck it, it is now.

There are too many people misusing the term "feminism" for it to be reclaimed. And beyond the moderates, there is no one interested in even acknowledging that everything is not rosy just because you're a white male. That is why Emma Watson's UN speech was so well received, she included everyone, acknowledged the issues on all sides. That is how we progress from this point: We make it a common struggle, we don't focus on the problems of one side and try to force the other side to "yield". That leads to conflict rather than cooperation and without cooperation we will be right here, in this same spot 50 years from now still. That is what vocal feminists do, however, they want to stir up a conflict. Sometimes I think they are more interested in the shitstorm than the results.

Feminism is also too focused on minor issues. "This digital character's shirt was too unbuttoned!". Really? Really? This is what is important?

And that is why we need a new movement, one we can all get behind, one who represents us all equally.

Maybe. Maybe that "new" movement is just "equality". Forget the titles, just state your belief. It's not really that complicated anyways; you don't need to recite an essay anytime you wanna explain your position.

"What are you?"

"Oh, I believe in equality for all."

"Yes, but what are you?"

"...human?"

Just cut out the branding altogether. Unite with that shared ideology.

Yep, leave absolutely no room for potential misinterpretation or hijacking, and when you look at the message some people are putting out, do you see well reasoned arguments with intent to progress, or misconstrued hit-pieces designed to antagonize and push buttons? It's toxic and it's infecting everything.

The cool thing about this is you will get the support of easily 90% of people. At least in the western world. You will not find many who would disagree with the basic notion of equality between the sexes. Then feminism can remain and fight its battle against the representation of Princess Peach in video games without bogging down the real issues.