natellite

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  1. TRACKMANIA

    Oh shit I knew I recognized your username from somewhere. Nadeo said that TM Turbo wouldn't have dedicated servers, so, like... dead game, Stadium forever, long live buck bumble, etc.
  2. What can you tell me about Seattle?

    I'm so glad to hear it went well!!! "Struggling to find a job when I want to move to Seattle" is exactly where I am right now, so I know how rough that can be. Congrats to her!
  3. FF14 is a complete outlier among MMOs. I think the relaunch and subsequent runaway success of the game is something that nobody could have predicted. It's such a fascinating and cool story.
  4. DOTA 2

    ...i had not considered this possibility.
  5. DOTA 2

    I wonder how many game delays Dota is directly or indirectly responsible for these days.
  6. What can you tell me about Seattle?

    My friends and I hit Japonessa near Pike Place every time I'm in town. It's a little pricey but the lunch and happy hour menus aren't too bad, and the food is soooo goooooood. Get the takoyaki, they're to die for. Oh! Oh! Also Vostok Dumpling House in Capitol Hill, they do... well, they do dumplings! They're amazing.
  7. DOTA 2

    Don't Click the Crab is a classic from the old WC3 days. It's just as engrossing and complex today as it was then.
  8. DOTA 2

    My friends and I went on a Custom Game bender a couple nights ago and we came away loving Dota Run and Dota Strikers, the kart racer and soccer games, respectively. They're an absolute blast.
  9. QUILTBAG Thread of Flagrant Homoeroticism

    But by that same token, the occasional slip-up isn't enough to alienate me from someone who has a generally good track record and means well. So much of my experience with (mostly, but not exclusively online) queer communities has ended in witch hunts against ideological impurity, and boy oh boy that's exhausting. I don't have the energy for that anymore.
  10. DOTA 2

    This is Na'vi's year, man. This is their year. This is it.
  11. QUILTBAG Thread of Flagrant Homoeroticism

    My feeling on it is that pansexual is basically a largely unnecessary identity label, the function of which is covered by bisexual, a term which we've had for decades and has served us very well, thanks very much. Having sat through my fair share of "bisexual promotes transphobia and binarism" arguments on the internet has left a bad taste in my mouth, though, and I'm intensely uncomfortable with the implication that we need a new word to incorporate attraction to people like me, like the old word wasn't good enough or I am somehow a special consideration when it comes to sexuality. The last thing I want is to be singled out; I expect if you talk to ten other trans people you'll get similar sentiments.
  12. The hottest track of 2015? J Crowd Came - January and Air (ft. John Bannon)
  13. Fashion

    The TKMAXX / TJMAXX name split still baffles me to this day.
  14. Fashion

    I LOVE those green sneakers. Where did you get those?
  15. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    You Must Build A Boat was the first game to dethrone Threes as my go-to 5-minute timewaster. I feel like there must be more games out there, but... fuck it, man.
  16. Destiny

    I got Hawkmoon out of my very first POE treasure chest, it was awesome. I'm not really sure where my upgrade path is - I've still got some last-expansion boots that I can replace, but that won't get me to 33. I've already fully upgraded my Exotic helmet, so I guess I'm just gonna be running Vanguard Dragon until I get those boots and then... Prison? I genuinely don't know.
  17. Destiny

    I joined the group! I'm so close to 32 arrghh edit: never mind i'm 32
  18. Social Justice

    I know how you feel. I'm trying really hard to disengage as much as possible from the overwhelming mass of opinion I get during high-volume times like this. But none of the things that you said are contradictory - capitalism is both incredibly sucky and a powerful tool for social change, and the latter doesn't excuse the former - but the former also doesn't stop the latter from being true. President Obama has been disappointing at many, many turns, but I challenge anyone, when they watch the eulogy he gave in Charleston, to keep their eyes dry. I'm furious at him, and I still wept. These are complex systems, complex people. It's okay, even necessary, to have complex and often contradictory feelings about them. They're not monoliths, and monolithic thinking is necessarily reductionist. They deserve more. For me, I do my best to engage at the level that allows me to preserve my mental and physical health, and past that, hey, there's always Dota.
  19. Splatoon is Ink-redible

    Are July birthdays the most important birthdays? Yes.
  20. QUILTBAG Thread of Flagrant Homoeroticism

    Yeah. Rami Ismail just said something on twitter that I love - It's not "celebrate, but," it's "celebrate, and." I'm not raining on anyone's parade today. I'm incredibly happy! But I'm also lucky to live in one of 12 states in which I can't be fired for being trans, for example. We've got a lot of work to do! And that excites and galvanizes, rather than discourages me.
  21. E3 2015

    Maybe due to the fact that Microsoft was, at least as far as I know, the only press conference broadcast on TV this year? Weird disparity in numbers! It's gonna be an interesting generation.
  22. What can you tell me about Seattle?

    Oh hey, I'm moving to Seattle in a few months! I have some friends up there that I visit once or twice a year. It's my favorite city, and the fact that I'm in thrall to the green apron should hopefully make finding a job to survive on while I look for a real job easier.
  23. Feminism

    This whole thing hearkens back to the "video game industry dress code" debate from... this thread? The GG thread, maybe? that happened a few weeks ago. It's a tremendous double standard, and I'm genuinely surprised to see that the criticism is being taken at face value 'round these parts.
  24. Job Hunting

    I've started to get my first round of rejections from this job hunt. Trying not to be discouraged. For every rejection I receive, I'm applying for two jobs! ...and drinking two beers! ......sigh