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Author Topic: Things that made you RRRRRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Trust-o-nomics Edition  (Read 2586828 times)

miauw62

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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34965 on: April 22, 2014, 10:44:44 am »

Depends on their age.
Still a stupid argument against microtransactions, and even a loose threat.
Most microtransactions are shit, but they can be done right. TF2 is a good example.
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they wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the raving confessions of a mass murdering cannibal from a recipe to bake a pie.
Knowing Belgium, everyone will vote for themselves out of mistrust for anyone else, and some kind of weird direct democracy coalition will need to be formed from 11 million or so individuals.

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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34966 on: April 22, 2014, 11:27:30 am »

I payed $100 for Red Faction: Guerrilla at launch
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What they wrote: "I'm going to quit playing video games because they have micro-transactions in them. I don't remember video games asking me to pay more when I was a kid."
What I saw: "I'm going to stop eating meat pies because some shops want me to pay extra for tomato sauce."
I've boycotted Cadburys to this day simply because they sold out to America, and this is a helluva lot more of a tricky issue with legitimate criticisms abound. There's a big difference between a game that exists just to wring money out of the consumer and others like Guild Wars 2 or Eve that at least have figured out a balanced way to pursue the microtransaction business model. When you make a subpar game that is priced above its worth, expect a well deserved backlash.

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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34967 on: April 22, 2014, 11:32:42 am »

I payed $100 for Red Faction: Guerrilla at launch
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Australia - Overpricing Nexus.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34968 on: April 22, 2014, 11:51:35 am »

I payed $100 for Red Faction: Guerrilla at launch
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Australia - Overpricing Nexus.
It's to cover all the added security to prevent losing shipments to drop bears.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34969 on: April 22, 2014, 11:53:47 am »

Even with all that, they still have an 80% attrition rate.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34970 on: April 22, 2014, 11:55:54 am »

I hear even their Steam games have to deal with digital drop bears that haunt the tubes.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34971 on: April 22, 2014, 12:10:07 pm »

I hear even their Steam games have to deal with digital drop bears that haunt the tubes.
No, see they have IP vipers that actually crawl inside the fiber-optic cables and gorge themselves on data packets. Also, their web servers have real spiders in them.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34972 on: April 22, 2014, 12:15:42 pm »

It doesn't help that half of our IT techs are actually kangaroos.

Actual rage: I CAN'T SLEEP URGH AND I NEED TO DO STUFF TOMORROW
Seriously, sometimes I wish I had some sort of sleep medication. Lying around awake for hours is total bullshit. This bug really needs to be patched out.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34973 on: April 22, 2014, 12:18:47 pm »

It doesn't help that half of our IT techs are actually kangaroos.

Actual rage: I CAN'T SLEEP URGH AND I NEED TO DO STUFF TOMORROW
Seriously, sometimes I wish I had some sort of sleep medication. Lying around awake for hours is total bullshit. This bug really needs to be patched out.
Read a book an hour before you sleep and avoid electronics like the plague. They overstimulate your brain and keep you awake.

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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34974 on: April 22, 2014, 12:22:53 pm »

I hadn't heard the book tip. Interesting.
How much of the book do I have to read for it to be effective, though? :P Trying to marathon it could quite likely end up with me still awake at noon the next day, assuming it was a gripping read.

I know the best, real way to improve one's sleep is to have a sleeping schedule, but that's hard and occasionally impossible to keep up. There are few things more frustrating than being unable to sleep.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34975 on: April 22, 2014, 12:36:04 pm »

I want to take a nap.

My dad then tells me that if he catches me napping, he'll have me raking pine straw because...?

Gaaah.

Now I'm just sitting here, groggily typing this, hoping I don't fall asleep at my desk ::)

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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34976 on: April 22, 2014, 12:40:18 pm »

I want to take a nap.

My dad then tells me that if he catches me napping, he'll have me raking pine straw because...?

Gaaah.

Now I'm just sitting here, groggily typing this, hoping I don't fall asleep at my desk ::)

What? Since when is napping considered a bad thing?
I hope that straw actually needs raking and that he isn't just making up a punishment, because that would be bizarre.
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miauw62

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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34977 on: April 22, 2014, 12:43:23 pm »

It doesn't help that half of our IT techs are actually kangaroos.

Actual rage: I CAN'T SLEEP URGH AND I NEED TO DO STUFF TOMORROW
Seriously, sometimes I wish I had some sort of sleep medication. Lying around awake for hours is total bullshit. This bug really needs to be patched out.
Read a book an hour before you sleep and avoid electronics like the plague. They overstimulate your brain and keep you awake.
This right here is great advice. I always read in bed. I probably read too much in bed, but it's not like my parents are able to complain about me reading too much.
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they wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the raving confessions of a mass murdering cannibal from a recipe to bake a pie.
Knowing Belgium, everyone will vote for themselves out of mistrust for anyone else, and some kind of weird direct democracy coalition will need to be formed from 11 million or so individuals.

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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: IT'S FULL OF SPIDERS! Edition
« Reply #34978 on: April 22, 2014, 12:46:11 pm »

I hope that straw actually needs raking and that he isn't just making up a punishment, because that would be bizarre.
I reckon it's the other way around; he has a task that needs doing but needs to make up a reason for someone to do it.
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« Reply #34979 on: April 22, 2014, 12:49:36 pm »

Well, that would be more understandable.

It doesn't help that half of our IT techs are actually kangaroos.

Actual rage: I CAN'T SLEEP URGH AND I NEED TO DO STUFF TOMORROW
Seriously, sometimes I wish I had some sort of sleep medication. Lying around awake for hours is total bullshit. This bug really needs to be patched out.
Read a book an hour before you sleep and avoid electronics like the plague. They overstimulate your brain and keep you awake.
This right here is great advice. I always read in bed. I probably read too much in bed, but it's not like my parents are able to complain about me reading too much.
Perhaps I'll have to get a reading lamp to set up over my bed.
I need better reading light in this house anyway... I read far too little these days, mainly due to not having any good places to read apart from sitting on the can.
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