FierceDeity's forum posts

#1 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

@extomar said:

@vrikk said:

People still care about Smash Brothers?

...that was my second thought too. It might be a sign I'm jaded about the whole thing but I am not feeling the hype at all. Its like the announcement on The Last of Us on the PS4: Nice but not a surprise and pretty far from "OMG!" territory.

How are these two situations even remotely comparable? This wasn't a reveal announcement. And yes, plenty of people care about Smash Brothers. Pretty silly to post a comment like that, considering that almost everyone commenting on the article would have to care about it to some degree.

#2 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

@alexandersheen: To be fair, asking a question can be victim blaming (not that it applies here).

Ex: What was she doing in that neighborhood? How was she dressed? Why didn't she stop him?

Don't think that's what the OP was trying to do though.

Except nowadays suggesting that anyone takes the slightest bit of precaution about their well-being is deemed to be 'victim-blaming'.

#3 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

As in nature, human societies require hierarchies to function.

#4 Edited by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

@seppli said:

Even better, have a cyber-baby (raise a AI), and stop fucking breeding.

You do realize that the biological purpose of life is to pass on your genes to the next generation, right? You're advocating that people voluntarily genocide themselves.

Also, birth rates are below replacement levels in practically all developed economies anyway.

#5 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

@video_game_king

I agree with your sentiment. Of course, most people don't like to hear that since they'd rather circle-jerk over how bad someone else.

#6 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

@matoyak said:

@fiercedeity said:

@karkarov said:

@fiercedeity said:

It's a video game dude, and he's really just playing into his persona as the Mittani, leader of the CFC. The "They put their dick on the table, and we chopped it off" quote is hilarious smack talk, IMO. If you listen to the Vile Rat podcast that the other guy posted, he's really nice and articulate when he isn't playing into that persona.

If his persona is "being a dick" don't be stunned when people respond to him like he is one. It is funny he has apologists though. Here is a tip, being an asshole in a video game is still being an asshole.

We're talking about EVE Online here. Where scamming and ganking other players isn't just allowed, but seen as a legitimate gameplay choice. Getting upset that the leader of an alliance infamous for scamming and ganking plays into that seems pretty childish to me. Or is smack talk no longer allowed in competitive multiplayer games? Do we all need to be nice and sensitive, lest we dare offend someone's precious feelings? I'd much rather read this guy's actual thoughts and opinions than be fed some censored version.

And none of that changes the fact that he comes across as an asshole. It's one thing to smack-talk in-game, another thing to be talking to a journalist and using the same words and phrases as a 15 year-old CoD player would be using in a CoD match.

EDIT: Actually, no. Your typical 15 year old would know better than to talk like that to a reporter.

You're talking as if the people running this site are never vulgar or use swear words. This isn't exactly a highbrow site, you know.

#7 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

@zakn said:

@fiercedeity: I am detecting a clear liquid of a salty nature from that guy. Get it while they are fresh!

Not sure what you're getting at there. All I'm saying is that there's nothing wrong with smack talk in multiplayer video game.

#8 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

@karkarov said:

@fiercedeity said:

It's a video game dude, and he's really just playing into his persona as the Mittani, leader of the CFC. The "They put their dick on the table, and we chopped it off" quote is hilarious smack talk, IMO. If you listen to the Vile Rat podcast that the other guy posted, he's really nice and articulate when he isn't playing into that persona.

If his persona is "being a dick" don't be stunned when people respond to him like he is one. It is funny he has apologists though. Here is a tip, being an asshole in a video game is still being an asshole.

We're talking about EVE Online here. Where scamming and ganking other players isn't just allowed, but seen as a legitimate gameplay choice. Getting upset that the leader of an alliance infamous for scamming and ganking plays into that seems pretty childish to me. Or is smack talk no longer allowed in competitive multiplayer games? Do we all need to be nice and sensitive, lest we dare offend someone's precious feelings? I'd much rather read this guy's actual thoughts and opinions than be fed some censored version.

#9 Edited by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

@patrickklepek The CFC didn't "take the bait". They called their bluff.

The bluff, in this case, was that the N3/PL coalition could field more supercapitals (Super Carriers and Titans) - in particular the Titans. The CFC/RUS alliance already held subcapital supremacy thanks to their greater number of players, but whether or not they could muster the number of supercapital ships required to take on the N3/PL supercapital blob was what was in question.

#10 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

@karkarov said:

Nice article, expect for the parts where Gianturco speaks. If you cant go a sentence without cursing you shouldn't be speaking in public. That is saying a lot coming from me.

It's a video game dude, and he's really just playing into his persona as the Mittani, leader of the CFC. The "They put their dick on the table, and we chopped it off" quote is hilarious smack talk, IMO. If you listen to the Vile Rat podcast that the other guy posted, he's really nice and articulate when he isn't playing into that persona.