Korolev's forum posts

#1 Edited by Korolev (1724 posts) -

You satirized the hell out of.... whatever it was you were satirizing.

#2 Posted by Korolev (1724 posts) -

Wait, there's a western market for this sort of game? Huh. Surprising.

#3 Posted by Korolev (1724 posts) -

You know that Beatles song "all you need is love"? Well the Beatles were wrong! If love is truly all you have, your relationship isn't going to last long living out of a cardboard box in an alley way. Women (and men!) do care about financial stability. It really makes a difference. Also, having a job implies that you are more successful than those without a job. Women, like most rational people, are drawn to those who are successful. It's not money itself that makes men "sexier" - it's that someone with a job is seen as being more responsible, hardworking and the relationship is more likely to be successful in the long run. Honestly, if you were a woman, wouldn't you look for a successful man? If I were a woman, I would. It wouldn't be the only factor, but it would be A factor. Marrying the penniless poet with a beautiful soul might seem like a good idea, but when you're 45, still penniless, with children to support, facing foreclosure on your home and unable to enjoy much of anything in life due to financial stress, the relationship will quickly sour.

Both Men and Women have certain things they look for when they want to choose a partner. I've never had a problem with this. Most (not all!) men want a beautiful, kind woman who cares for them. Most (not all!) women want a tall handsome, strong, kind man who is someone they can respect. That's fine. I've never had any issues with women wanting certain things from their partners. Both Men and Women bemoan the fact that the other side does have certain criteria. Women constantly complain that men are "only interested in looks" whereas men constantly complain that women are "only interested" in money or success or height (I've had women say to me, point blank, that I am simply too short for them to date. And that's fine! They want a tall partner, and god speed in their search for one! I have no bitterness towards them - they have a right to desire what they desire).

As with many things, attraction is often multifaceted and complex. But everyone has a right to desire what they desire in a partner.

#4 Posted by Korolev (1724 posts) -

I would recommend the manga called Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei it is awesome and gritty to the core , and dont worry it doesn´t have any of the anime/manga tropes if you dislike those.

Absolutely. It's a very unique world, and it's not at all like most anime or manga.

#5 Posted by Korolev (1724 posts) -

I've said it before, you've said it before, thousands have said it before - CITY SIZE. I couldn't be arsed about online or offline, frankly, but I'm not playing SimCity until they allow me to build an actual CITY - not a city-like town with sharply demarcated borders.

#6 Posted by Korolev (1724 posts) -

I put in... what, 300+ hours into Diablo III? I thought it was a pretty good game, but I am not going to play it again until the expansion. I've seen the four acts way too many times.

I will absolutely play Reaper of Souls, though.

#7 Edited by Korolev (1724 posts) -

It's an unfortunate turn of events, but I don't think you're getting the Crimean area back. Russia will only pull out its soldiers if it gets a Pro-Russian government back in power, and I doubt the people of Kiev and the Western regions will let that happen. Ukraine doesn't have the military strength to take on Russia.

However, Putin doesn't want a war either. He moved into the Crimean area because he could - he had troops very close by, heck he had bases in the region. It was easy for him to place troops in those regions. He also knew that a large percentage (even the majority) of people in Crimea would welcome Russian troops (no idea why, even if they consider themselves Russian, who actually wants to live in Russia?). Now, he can't move his forces into the Western regions of Ukraine without running into a majority of people who wouldn't accept that.

The best thing for Ukraine is to mobilize its military, put all of its soldiers on the border and around Crimea and just... not let the Russians through. Don't start a fight - just block their way and refuse to move. Putin may not risk shooting up Ukrainians in an actual war (although he was prepared to fight Georgia - but remember, it was Georgia that fired the first shots). The principle thing for Ukraine is to NOT BE TRICKED INTO FIRING THE FIRST SHOT. DO NOT DO THAT. IF YOU FIRE FIRST, PUTIN WINS. Putin will have the excuse to move in straight away into the Eastern Areas.

Ukraine needs to guard the rest of its territory, and wait. Maybe they'll never get Crimea back, but to be honest, they only got the Crimean region in 1954, so it hasn't really been "Ukrainian" for very long, and the people who live there don't seem to want to be part of Ukraine anyway (given that they only speak Russian and even call themselves Russian). Maybe, however, international sanctions or diplomatic deals will force Russia to leave, or allow Russia to leave without losing face. Honestly, the best thing for Ukraine is to wait and strategically position forces so that Putin cannot move any further without actually firing shots.

#8 Posted by Korolev (1724 posts) -

It's a sad state of affairs, and really there's no quick and easy solution. The people in the East apparently want to be part of Russia and the people in the West absolutely do NOT want to be part of Russia. What can one do? It's pretty much a civil war now. The people in some of the Eastern areas do not consider themselves Ukrainian - they speak Russian and they call themselves Russian. You're not going to get these people to want to be part of Ukraine.

As painful as it is to Ukrainians, you might want to let the area in the East go. It's either that or war - a war you'd probably lose. NATO isn't coming because Ukraine is not a part of NATO and while the Ukrainian people may be able to resist, any conventional war would cause them a lot of problems.

#9 Posted by Korolev (1724 posts) -

I can't say I ever visited the site much - I'm not much of a movie guy. It seemed pretty cool when it was under Whiskey Media, but when it transitioned to another company, it went downhill pretty fast. I remember visiting it a few times just to see if it was still going, but.... it seemed pretty much completely dead about a year ago. So.... best of luck to the people who were employed at that site. Hopefully you'll move on to better jobs.

#10 Posted by Korolev (1724 posts) -

Well, that's been the problem I've had with MGS for a long time - about half of it tries to be serious and sombre, and the other half is wacky cyborgs, poop jokes and sexy robot ladies posing for the camera (not to mention that there's a character called hot coldman. Seriously. That is the actual name of a character - Hot Coldman.)

He'll have something meaningful to say about the "Black Sites" used by the United States, but 20 minutes later he'll throw in a joke about using binoculars to look at a woman's underpants. I hope that he tries to tell a more serious story this time around, I really do.