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  • They have a triple jump instead of the double jump of other Javelins, and you can hold dash to dash up to three times as far. And in the demo, jumping in the middle of an air-to ground melee animation cancelled the melee but retained momentum from it, so by chaining jumps, dashes, and melees you could get going incredibly fast. Not sure if that’s changed in the release build, though.


    Seriously!

    My guess is, they want to insure matchmaking times are a short as possible.


    Not normally a fan of BioWare? Or just their more recent stuff?
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    I played the demo and I loved it. Can’t play the full game until the 22nd cause I’m on PS4, but very eager to jump into it then. The science-fantasy feel is very intentional, BioWare wanted something that felt different than both Mass Effect and Dragon Age, but was still within their wheelhouse. So it’s not quite sci-fi, not quite fantasy, but has elements of both. The Freelancers are supposed to be analogous to Knights Errant, but with powered exo-suits instead of medieval armor. Not sure if they’ll go with the world being a plane rather than a planet, but in practice it may be a distinction...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    You’ll have to forgive me if I am more inclined to believe the victims than someone who is close to the man and thinks they know him better than that. Especially having been very close to a man who turned out to be an abuser myself, I am well aware of how deceptive abusers can be. Trust me, I know how shocking it can be, how unbelievable it can be, when someone you thought you knew well, who you respected and loved like family is accused of having done something horrible, seemingly out of the blue. But the unfortunate truth is, abusers are not all grease balls who ooze creepy vibes. Some of...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    “But Heavy, I only want to be responsible with my gaming choices when it’s convenient for me!”
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  • Lovecraft did a lot more than “believe in scientific racism” (which by the way, is still racism, and it is naieve to assume that the scientists who propped those ideas up were acting in good faith. Those scientists were not innocently misinterpreting data, they were doing bad science - starting from an assumption that supported their preexisting worldviews and looking for evidence to support those biased assumptions). He expressed some truly racist views that had next to nothing to do with the (racist) scientific thinking of the time. It’s also trying to give him his cake and feed it to...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    I find this to be the most effective way to deal with... well, pretty much any problem behavior.

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  • This isn’t what death of the author means. Death of the author isn’t concerned with the morality of consuming media produced by amoral authors, it’s about interpreting a work independently of authorial intent. Death of the author doesn’t say “it’s doesn’t matter what horrible things Cosby did, it’s ok to watch his standup anyway,” what it says is, “it doesn’t matter what Rowling tweets, Wizards shitting themselves is not DeFacto canon just because she said it.” Or, perhaps a more cogent example, “It doesn’t matter that Tolkien said he detested allegory and vehemently...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I feel thoroughly unsatisfied with everything. I hate being in this constant state of low-level boredom.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    Wow, nice!...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to RWBY Volume 6
    Hey man, I never said anything about there being “so much evidence.” You asked why, if he was groping fans, none of them turned around to slap him or at least yell at him. And I answered, most people don’t confront their harrassers directly, especially not in the moment, and especially when the harasser is in a position of power. Vic may not be Harvey Wieinstein, but he still has unfathomably more power, physical, financial, and social, than your average teenage girl. So, if he’s been groping teenage girls, it’s unsurprising that none of them have slapped him for it....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to RWBY Volume 6
    This is unsurprising. Most women - hell, most people will not directly confront their harassers while they are physically present and actively harassing them, for fear of retaliation. Slapping someone is aggravated assault, and a very bad idea to do to someone wealthy and famous, and even just calling someone out can escalate the situation and put the victim in more danger. Both directly, from the abuser, and in the case of a celebrity like Vic Mignogna, indirectly from rabid fans. It is much safer to do whatever you need to do to get out of the situation quickly and safely, and take further action...
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  • I don’t think it’s any worse than the layout of most RPG books. Which isn’t to say it isn’t poor layout, necessarily, but it’s also not all that big of a deal, especially if you use PDFs. Or, like, sticky notes.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    What fantasy world do you live in? People tell other people they’re not really feeling the way they say they feel all the time. LGBTQ people in particular experience this on a near constant basis....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Uhh... what? A significant and powerful portion of the world does not accept my gender as valid. In what way do I not need to justify it?


    I fundamentally disagree with this on a lot of levels....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I'd assume they just want to go through everything with a fine-toothed comb before approving it, even if the subject matter doesn't seem likely to be controversial. But, who knows.


    Yeah, for sure. I don't blame you for being worried....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I mean, I'm sure given recent events, they want to be very, very thorough with what they allow to go to print....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    It's good to have you back. Also, be safe....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Can you rephrase this? I’m unclear what you mean.


    Yes, but conflict regarding my gender and sexuality is something I get more than enough of in real life. There are plenty of other conflicts I would enjoy roleplaying much more.


    All other things are not equal.


    You’re describing other people’s issues with my gender. Being trans isn’t an issue for me, I quite enjoy it. It’s an issue for bigots, and fuck those people....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Depends on how you define “better,” I guess. For me, “better” in the context of an RPG means “more enjoyable to play,” and not having to justify my gender and sexuality to bigots in my free time as well as real life definitely makes it that.

    Also, not being cisgender is not “issues.”...
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  • To be fair, Chronicles kind of delights in being inscrutable. You can hardly blame folks for clinging to easy, clean fanon answers when canon is actively trying to confound their efforts to understand it. I love how beautifully complex and mysterious Chronicles can be, but it's kind of begging to be misunderstood....
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