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#1 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

People always talk about how mobas are so hard to get into, how they aren't fun until you put in hundreds of hours. I personally had fun from minute one. I just dove right the fuck in. I enjoy learning. I enjoy seeing these massively complex systems and figuring them out. I enjoy getting better and learning something new literally every single game for hundreds if not thousands of games. Yes they get even better the more time you put in, but I was never asking myself, "Is this even going to be worth it?", "When will it get fun?". The whole journey was part of the enjoyment. Maybe I am just weird.

#2 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

@sirpsychosexy said:

@defaultprophet:

Semite

/ˈsiːmaɪt/

noun

1.

a member of the group of Caucasoid peoples who speak a Semitic language, including the Jews and Arabs as well as the ancient Babylonians, Assyrians, and Phoenicians

2.

another word for a Jew

I feel like you have disassociated darker skinned Caucasians with being white. And this random ass blog you keep linking, is the most biased thing I've ever seen.

....So Arabs aren't PoCs?

Caucasian race (also Caucasoid[1] or Europid[2]) has historically been used to describe the physical or biological type of some or all of the populations of Europe, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Western Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia.[3]

Bet a lot of those people would be confused as to why they're white.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/sunday-review/has-caucasian-lost-its-meaning.html?_r=0

When people talk about white people they are talking about Caucasian people. Yes some of them have significantly darker skin than others, which you still can't seem to get over. What do you think people of arab decent check for the ethnicity portion of the census, or a job interview? No they aren't PoC. This is not even a debate. Just google it. I think I'm done trying to present facts to you, it's not really worth it.

#3 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

@defaultprophet:

Semite

/ˈsiːmaɪt/

noun

1.

a member of the group of Caucasoid peoples who speak a Semitic language, including the Jews and Arabs as well as the ancient Babylonians, Assyrians, and Phoenicians

2.

another word for a Jew

I feel like you have disassociated darker skinned Caucasians with being white. And this random ass blog you keep linking, is the most biased thing I've ever seen.

#4 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

@sirpsychosexy said:

Could games use more ethnic diversity overall? Sure. Is it a problem in The Witcher? I don't think so. The game takes place in a medieval, European sort of setting, even if it isn't actually Europe. When you think of swords, armor, knights, kings, all that fun stuff, you are generally thinking of historical Europe, where this and many other games take obvious influence from. Turns out there weren't many black people hanging out in Europe at that time, let alone Eastern Europe. It would be similar to seeing a big Asian or Native American presence in this game. It just wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. One or two non white people showing up could make sense for the setting, but anything beyond that starts to get pretty unrealistic.

I know some people say well how can that be unrealistic if you have magic and monsters and ghosts and shit. None of that made up stuff matters, that isn't supposed to be the realistic part. The setting and the characters that inhabit it are supposed to feel realistic. They chose a middle ages European styled setting. So what.

If I played a game that told the story of a samurai set in a place resembling 12th century Japan, I would not expect to see a single white person. Even if they added magic, dragons, or monsters. I can't fault The Witcher for essentially doing the same. Maybe people should be upset that in general we seem to be much more interested in the history of white people. You don't see too many, historical African, Asian, Native American, etc... settings.

Yeah man I couldn't imagine any Moors or Turks or Jews or Mongols or any other ethnic group in Medieval Europe. Clearly it was a lily white place. The idea of a homogeneously white Europe is a fallacy.

About a different game but relevant to a white Europe: http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/post/75048606179/hi-ive-been-looking-at-a-kickstarter-for-a

Moors, Turks, and Jews are all Caucasian.... I wasn't aware there was a that big of a Mongol presence in those times, I suppose maybe in Northern Africa? I am not totally informed about them so I could be very wrong.

#5 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

Could games use more ethnic diversity overall? Sure. Is it a problem in The Witcher? I don't think so. The game takes place in a medieval, European sort of setting, even if it isn't actually Europe. When you think of swords, armor, knights, kings, all that fun stuff, you are generally thinking of historical Europe, where this and many other games take obvious influence from. Turns out there weren't many black people hanging out in Europe at that time, let alone Eastern Europe. It would be similar to seeing a big Asian or Native American presence in this game. It just wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. One or two non white people showing up could make sense for the setting, but anything beyond that starts to get pretty unrealistic.

I know some people say well how can that be unrealistic if you have magic and monsters and ghosts and shit. None of that made up stuff matters, that isn't supposed to be the realistic part. The setting and the characters that inhabit it are supposed to feel realistic. They chose a middle ages European styled setting. So what.

If I played a game that told the story of a samurai set in a place resembling 12th century Japan, I would not expect to see a single white person. Even if they added magic, dragons, or monsters. I can't fault The Witcher for essentially doing the same. Maybe people should be upset that in general we seem to be much more interested in the history of white people. You don't see too many, historical African, Asian, Native American, etc... settings.

#6 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

After reading that pre-review, that clown could not come off as more of a doucher.

#7 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

Been really enjoying it for the past couple of hours, already I can tell it is going to be one of the best single players experiences I have had in a very long time.

However, I have a question to anyone who may be GPU savvy. I am running this on my older 560ti. Its getting 40ish fps on low settings, but still it looks great and I am totally fine playing this way. But I have noticed the card is steadily in the low 90s range of temperature, once or twice hitting 94. Normally I stick to CSGO and DotA, so it is never at full load and hovers around 70c in game. Is there a chance I can drop into the low 80s by replacing my thermal paste? I am pretty confident in my air flow. I would love to play this without forking out a new card or destroying this one. Thanks in advance!

#8 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

Pretty entertaining ready these comments many months later...

#9 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

Like others have said, things change. Sure I miss Patrick, Ryan, Dave, etc... you can go on forever with the amount of people we have seen come and go who have had big and small roles in making content for this site. But, just as much I love Dan and Jason and all the other people who make casual appearances like Mary, Danny, etc. that we never used to have. Some day people will be nostalgic for what Giant Bomb is now. It's just the way things are.

With that said I do miss some of the odd things we see less of nowadays such as:

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But the site still has great people who are making great content without compromising anything, which is all Giant Bomb has ever been and hopefully will always be.

#10 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1364 posts) -

fantastic.