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  1. Bloozzard

    Yeah a friend of mine used to run a guild back in vanilla through Wrath and it was basically a second job. He eventually had to stop because it was too damn stressful.
  2. Not entirely convinced by the wider anthropological implication, but this is a cute anecdote about Data's name.
  3. The actual expansion looks kinda neat (and the new puzzle mode might be fun), but the fact that they're offering two pre-purchase packs this time, and one is crazy expensive, has oddly turned me off. Usually I actually will get one of the big packs before an expansion because 1) they're better value than any of the other purchases, 2) opening a ton of packs on release day is fun and 3) I don't spend any money on Hearthstone the rest of the year, despite playing at least a game or two most days. However, the prospect of potentially spending £115 (~$150) on both packs does not appeal, and somehow the fact that it's possible to get both makes me less inclined to just get one. I'm not sure whether this is odd psychology at work or whether I'm just starting to drift away from being willing to spend money on Hearthstone.
  4. Is Steam (Valve) Good? If not, what then?

    This is obviously total speculation, and may be giving O'Brien and ArenaNet way too much credit, but the first thing that occurred to me when I read up on this was that that may well have been the intention. Again, I have no inside information to confirm this whatsoever, but it would not shock me at all if the expectation internally had been that Price and Fries would get a slap on the wrist, possibly including a mandatory public apology, but they refused it. That's a much more logical progression for me: (relatively) minor incident -> punishment handed down with required contrition -> refusal to apologise -> manager gets pissed off and fires them. It could be that I'm totally wrong and O'Brien really is on such a hair trigger that it jumped all the way to firing immediately, but part of the reason I thought that might not be the case is that Fries was fired too, and his responses were way less confrontational. Correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty much all he did was gently back Price up by saying things like she had not asked for Deroir's feedback. It seems like a stretch even for a tone-deaf executive to consider that a fireable offence. The only other reason that occurred to me that he might have gotten the sack was as a craven shielding manoeuvre against accusations of sexism, since now ArenaNet can say "no, we fired the man too". As I said, I might just be giving way too much credit and expecting way too much rationality, though.
  5. Is Steam (Valve) Good? If not, what then?

    I can't decode this post at all. Is this something I would need Twitter to understand? If so, can anyone catch me up?
  6. Idle Thumbs Readers Slack & Discord

    It seems like generating invite links has been switched off somewhere along the way - I am not a Slack expert and don't know whether that was deliberate or who can turn it back on or how. For now new people will need to give their email address to someone already in the Slack again - posting in this thread is probably a decent way to show interest.
  7. Marvel movies

    Speaking of Thor's eyepatch, that was a strange and slightly disappointing moment for me during the film. Why did he need a cyborg replacement eye? The eyepatch looked cool and was symbolic of the wisdom he'd gained and responsibility he'd taken during Ragnarok. Rocket even had a weirdly ableist line about how he couldn't do this with only one eye. Why not? The only reason I could think of that I'd be ok with is if it was just very uncomfortable for Chris Hemsworth to wear all the time.
  8. Marvel movies

    He was not, that was Jordan Prentice. I saw Infinity War on Monday. It was fine. I imagine by the standards of such a monolithic entertainment franchise this was internally considered a very risky, even avant-garde, direction.
  9. Dark Souls(Demon's Souls successor)

    There are some very good strength weapons in DS3 if you're interested in going that route again. I particularly like the Black Knight Glaive, and kind of fell in love with the Dragonslayer Swordspear once I got it (fairly endgame though). That provoked me to go a split Strength/Faith build, which is in some ways more interesting in DS3 due to the change to a refillable mana format. If you want to try something different, you haven't mentioned doing a Dex build yet. You could do something around the curved swords, or even the ranged weapons.
  10. What's the Name of the Game!?

    Based on the clues... 71 - Assassin's Creed Syndicate? Looks like like Evie's silhouette. 76 - The Order 1886? 77 - No Man's Sky?
  11. What's the Name of the Game!?

    57 is also correct. I wish I'd been slightly more into Atlas Reactor, or I'd known more people who were, because I feel like it has really good bones.
  12. I watched SecretAsianMan's recommended episode list from this very thread and was very happy with it:
  13. Movie/TV recommendations

    Regarding Parks & Rec; I've obviously heard tons of great stuff about it, but when I actually tried to watch it I bounced off immediately. This isn't the first time someone has mentioned that it gets better - is there a better jumping on point than the very beginning? Will I miss anything important?
  14. What's the Name of the Game!?

    Korax and Laco were also correct.
  15. Jeff Goldblum

    That is very high quality concentrated Goldblum. I love that it's seemingly uncut as well, just an 11 minute Goldstream.