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#1 Edited by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

A speedrunning article on a gaming site?

Cue three dozen uninformed whiners who have never actually watched a speedrun moan about "cheating".

Hell, even Brad got in on the game once and insinuated that OoT cheats "aren't a demonstration of skill". We're talking about shaving down 18:29 minutes into 18:10 here, in excruciating increments, using absurdly precise and RNG-dependent strategies just to have a chance at approaching the record.

These routes took years of work to discover, and for any one person to even consider approaching this record would literally require months upon months of nonstop, daily practice. And that's if you want to beat it shy of 30 minutes, if you can even pull off any of these tricks at all.

It's called a speedrun. It's about going fast. If it somehow offends your puritan sensibilities that people care more about the faster categories in a speedrunning context, go watch five-hour 100% runs and shut your traps.

#2 Edited by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

Y'all are crazy. Crazy!

"I can't avoid the most innovative mechanic of the entire series just because I don't like it anymore" is about the dumbest complaint I've ever heard. Rewarding people for being hollow was a rather bad design flaw in the original game, and it's great that they're correcting it. It led to 90% of players constantly avoiding PVP as a rule, and conditioning them to hate it so reflexively that they're now treating the prospect of invasions as an end-of-the-world scenario. This is Dark Souls. Dark Souls! Join the bodyguard covenant if you're not spec'd for PVP!

They're fixing most of the problems with SL1 twinks, guaranteeing aid when invasions do come for those who can't handle it, and properly incentivizing not looking like a butt-ugly zombie.

People bitched about the lack of voice chat in the original Dark Souls, too. That's the nature of the game. Don't like it, yank out your internet cord and play without all the bloodstains, ghosts, notes, and other neat accouterments that make the series so unique. The only person's experience you'll be hurting is your own. From has apparently spent a lot of time improving all aspects of the multiplayer, and preemptively condemning it because it's different from Dark Souls 1 is rather silly.

#3 Posted by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

@mdnthrvst said:

@hardtarget said:

@mdnthrvst said:

@hardtarget said:

@mdnthrvst: whether he deserves it or not is not the issue, the issue is that on any given day he's an asshole and because of this that's why people lash out at him. The guy hasn't learned anything after years of this going on, he just posted this in April for god's sakes http://steamcommunity.com/app/224760/discussions/0/828936719094418300/#p1

There's a reason people are assholes to him whether they should be or not and if he can't figure this out then it's going to just keep on happening forever.

>whether he deserves it or not is not the issue

Disgusting viewpoints like these sometimes make me think that full, real-identity transparency is the only way to change anything online. Maybe eighteen-year-old boys won't tell people they're going to rape and murder them if it actually had any consequence.

There are a lot of famous assholes! Baseball coaches, actors, R&B singers - they don't deserve to be taunted by thousands of anonymous OTHER assholes wildly out of proportion to any offense they could ever inflict themselves.

I don't think you're getting what I'm saying...

I didn't miss your point, I ignored your point. Telling someone to change their fundamental personality to maybe get tens of thousands of teenage boys to stop screaming at them (which wouldn't work anyway, since Fish's reputation is set in stone by now) is a ludicrous request, especially if Phil truly is bipolar, which I don't know, but is easy to imagine.

There are a lot of fucking troubled artists throughout history. A lot of assholes, prone to rude or distasteful statements.

If Twitter had been around for all of the past five hundred years, I'd bet my life that most of their work would never have happened. It's the worst.

But that's not what happened this weekend. What happened instead what a journalist pundit trying to make news. That's m point, this is a really bad allegory for the internet at large type of stories since that's not what actually happened here.

No, what happened was a shock jock whined when a pair of indie devs didn't want to give him the same old bullshit console war soundbytes because they hadn't been briefed on the matter and didn't want to report on rumors.

#4 Posted by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

@mdnthrvst said:

@hardtarget said:

@mdnthrvst: whether he deserves it or not is not the issue, the issue is that on any given day he's an asshole and because of this that's why people lash out at him. The guy hasn't learned anything after years of this going on, he just posted this in April for god's sakes http://steamcommunity.com/app/224760/discussions/0/828936719094418300/#p1

There's a reason people are assholes to him whether they should be or not and if he can't figure this out then it's going to just keep on happening forever.

>whether he deserves it or not is not the issue

Disgusting viewpoints like these sometimes make me think that full, real-identity transparency is the only way to change anything online. Maybe eighteen-year-old boys won't tell people they're going to rape and murder them if it actually had any consequence.

There are a lot of famous assholes! Baseball coaches, actors, R&B singers - they don't deserve to be taunted by thousands of anonymous OTHER assholes wildly out of proportion to any offense they could ever inflict themselves.

I don't think you're getting what I'm saying...

I didn't miss your point, I ignored your point. Telling someone to change their fundamental personality to maybe get tens of thousands of teenage boys to stop screaming at them (which wouldn't work anyway, since Fish's reputation is set in stone by now) is a ludicrous request, especially if Phil truly is bipolar, which I don't know, but is easy to imagine.

There are a lot of fucking troubled artists throughout history. A lot of assholes, prone to rude or distasteful statements.

If Twitter had been around for all of the past five hundred years, I'd bet my life that most of their work would never have happened. It's the worst.

#5 Edited by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

@hardtarget said:

@mdnthrvst: whether he deserves it or not is not the issue, the issue is that on any given day he's an asshole and because of this that's why people lash out at him. The guy hasn't learned anything after years of this going on, he just posted this in April for god's sakes http://steamcommunity.com/app/224760/discussions/0/828936719094418300/#p1

There's a reason people are assholes to him whether they should be or not and if he can't figure this out then it's going to just keep on happening forever.

>whether he deserves it or not is not the issue

Disgusting viewpoints like these sometimes make me think that full, true-name transparency is the only way to change anything online. Maybe eighteen-year-old boys won't tell people they're going to rape and murder them if it actually had any consequence.

There are a lot of famous assholes! Baseball coaches, actors, R&B singers - they don't deserve to be taunted by thousands of anonymous OTHER assholes wildly out of proportion to any offense they could ever inflict themselves.

#6 Edited by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

@hardtarget: No, it's absolutely the same thing.

One person saying some things you don't like doesn't mean he deserves forty thousand people telling him he is a worthless, talentless piece of shit who should kill himself to save them the trouble, for years on end. No one deserves that. If you don't like Phil Fish, don't pay attention to him, don't buy his game. That's not what the Internet is doing. The Internet is torturing that dude because "he was mean to Japanese game developers" (which isn't true, for the record.) "He's mean" is not a justifiable defense for burning him in effigy.

If his only options are to become the most jaded fucking cynic in the world, ignore social media altogether (which is impossible), or leave, I sure as fuck would leave. I don't think you understand what it's like to have TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE spewing hatred at you for years on end. Nothing he could say, not all the "fuck yous" and Futurama quotes, could EVER justify the treatment he has received.

It's just a matter of scale; tens of thousands of people decided "Phil Fish is an asshole" and used that as an enduring justification to treat him like a criminal for years, all because he looks kinda like a hipster and he doesn't pander to emotionally imbalanced fourteen-year-olds.

Frankly, we don't deserve Fez 2.

#7 Posted by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

@groverat said:

I don't know what greentext/shrektext means, but he is right in a lot of what he says.

Phil Fish has been on the receiving end of a shit ton of personal attacks from sad men like Marcus Beer who attack him specifically because he makes himself vulnerable. That is what bullies do. Beer styles himself as an edgy bully, but that doesn't excuse or condone what is, on its face, a destructive and hostile gimmick.

Phil Fish is a human being. All indie devs are human beings. Telling people they should "expect" abuse and "toughen up" is not only a heartless message, it is one that makes no sense given an understanding of how the human mind works.

Greentexting is 4chan-style quoting. You put a > in front of text, and on 4chan it shows up green. I mainly frequent /vg/, so I use its syntax wherever the fuck.

#8 Edited by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

@thehumandove said:

@mdnthrvst said:

God damn it. I fucking hate the Internet sometimes.

One guy says a handful of dumb things that make some sense in context.

Forty thousand /v/irgins and Redditors and Neogaf whatevers pile on him, unceasingly calling him a worthless, talentless, "hipster" asshole, for years on end. They get called out for this by a minority of reasonable human beings. They offer three basic justifications, each of which are kind of fucking stupid:

>Why doesn't he just hunker down and stop using the internet?? Forget the fact that social media is a valuable and important tool or anything, can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!

>He should just "toughen up", nevermind the fact that creativity is a highly emotional and personal endeavor that acutely affects certain people

>Why isn't he kissing more ass? He 'deserves' being called a worthless piece of shit by forty thousand anonymous nerds, he shouldn't have made provocative statements I don't like !!!

Fuck all of you. Fez was great, and you don't fucking deserve a sequel. No one deserves what he went through. Don't like his perspectives? Don't buy his game. Don't promote his game. Ignore him.

Nope! Let's burn the motherfucker in effigy 'till he storms off in a rage! That'll teach 'em!

You're right. People should never be accountable for what they say. Everyone should love him. His game was god's gift to japanese inspiration. A sequel would have melted everyones face off. Oh, and grrrrrrrr the internet!

edit: Also and LEAVE BRITTANY ALONE.

Accountability is not "YOU'RE A WORTHLESS PIECE OF HUMAN GARBAGE, NOTHING YOU EVER DO OR MAKE CAN EVER BE VALUABLE OR WORTHWHILE, I HOPE YOU KILL YOURSELF" x1,000,000.

A lot of fucking creators over the years have had volatile personalities. The difference is that before the Internet, they didn't have 100,000 bored teenage boys poking them with a stick for some idle sadistic giggles.

You are not making yourselves the "guardians of Japanese/PC gaming" when you spew vomit at an individual as a collective community. You're just sociopaths.

#9 Edited by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

God damn it. I fucking hate the Internet sometimes.

One guy says a handful of dumb things that make some sense in context.

Forty thousand /v/irgins and Redditors and Neogaf whatevers pile on him, unceasingly calling him a worthless, talentless, "hipster" asshole, for years on end. They get called out for this by a minority of reasonable human beings. They offer three basic justifications, each of which are kind of fucking stupid:

>Why doesn't he just hunker down and stop using the internet?? Forget the fact that social media is a valuable and important tool or anything, can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!

>He should just "toughen up" and become a soulless jaded cynic, nevermind the fact that creativity is a highly emotional and personal endeavor and certain people are more sensitive to feedback than others!

>Why isn't he kissing more ass? He 'deserves' being called a worthless piece of shit by forty thousand anonymous nerds, he shouldn't have made provocative statements I don't like!!!

Fuck all of you. Fez was great, and you don't fucking deserve a sequel.

No one deserves what he went through. Don't like his perspectives? Don't buy his game. Don't promote his game. Ignore him. Nothing he ever said, not "kill yourself" or "fuck off" in a fit of anger, is worth being personally abused by tens of thousands of people you've never met, for years on end. Just leave him the fuck alone and let him make his game in peace.

Nope! Let's burn the motherfucker in effigy 'till he storms off in a rage! That'll teach 'em to conform!

I need a drink.

#10 Edited by mdnthrvst (263 posts) -

So what I gather from this mile-long wall of sophistry is that Gabe - a prominent dude by any measure - is a transphobic bigot who reacts to indignation with defensive snark?

Okay, then. Never gonna consume any PA-affiliated media ever again. If he wants to acknowledge and deny a group of people's professed gender identity, those people have every right to unequivocally hate him. If he doesn't want tor respect them as human beings, they don't have to either.

And retreating to arguments of "b-but Twitter sucks! It made me say those violently insulting things about people I don't personally know!" is just priceless.