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@bisonhero: I've talked repeatedly and in-depth about Judgment and what I like about it on multiple episodes. If something radically changed over the course of my playtime, I would mention that or address it. But if I'm just going to end up repeating the same descriptions as I continue to plug away at it, I generally opt not to. None of us are averse to giving continuing impressions over time, but I'm generally of the mind that I don't want to spend multiple episodes doing so unless there's something meaningfully new or different to say.

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@tr0n: Basically, kids who are failing, not attending, or just need to get out have a path if need be. The GED is more or less a high school diploma you can get by taking a test. It's also something adults who want to get their degree later in life can take.

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@scylo: To be fair, i spent a number of years post-high school largely bumming around different bands and only doing odd jobs until I finally started getting my shit together when I was like 20. in a way, I needed that time to figure myself out, but also I definitely didn't go straight from my equivalency exam to being a functioning person.

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@aires: That's my point. It's possible I'm just not far enough along in the game to fully see how it confronts those things, but so far it mostly feels like it's using elements of that stuff without necessarily confronting it meaningfully. Like, the Throgmortons are a reference to a story that is generally viewed as pretty racist, but I haven't seen how the game subverts or addresses that at all beyond using it as reference material. I also haven't encountered the KKK in it yet.

I'm not saying definitively that the game handles these things poorly, but in the early hours it hasn't shown much beyond wanting to use these prejudices and metaphors as background dressing.

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@furiren: I'll tell y'all what. If there is a specific side quest you would like us to try to go find, we can certainly see about making that happen. I'm not in any particular rush to finish the game, just want to make sure we aren't lingering on side stuff for too long before getting back to the main plot. So if there are any you feel strongly about, just point me in a direction. Don't need to know any details, just where I'd need to point the ship to find 'em.

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@svablicate: This is the kind of correction I'm always happy to get.

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Don't worry guys, we're gonna do all those recruitment and loyalty missions before we do that big IFF mission.

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@north6: 1. I'm going to do all the content eventually so it really doesn't matter what's interesting. I kind of like not knowing what I'm getting myself into.

2. I'm perfectly happy with the combat where it's at, thanks.

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@scylo: We go to a system, we scan the planets. I don't make the rules, but also I make the rules. And them's the rules.