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Forum Games / Re: What would you do?
September 06, 2010, 06:08:45 PM
Become a popular DJ.

What would you do if hamsters went on a rampage?
TSoG Wish List / Re: New attacks for teammates
September 06, 2010, 05:52:18 PM
It's "Arman", by the way ;)

Let's also not forget the controversial "arrow rain" idea- see what people think, and what area of attack people should settle on!

Why not:


This way, split shot and split shot 2 combine to give a pretty unique and useful area (e.g. for row enemy formations, lining up against an obstacle, etc)
TSoG Wish List / Re: New attacks for teammates
September 06, 2010, 05:46:45 PM
Ah, my apologies, I misread "shove" and "move".
Such an attack was proposed on older formus, but for some reason didn't go through. Personally,I like the idea and supported it back then- "a ranged" attack, so to speak. But maybe also ensure that after attack, he jumps back to the tile he previously occupied, otherwise we'll have a pretty pointless combination, since the same can be done with Leap and Stab.
TSoG Wish List / Re: New attacks for teammates
September 06, 2010, 05:41:27 PM
Methinks that we already agreed to a "shove" type attack for a Spriggat- should we really have a duplicate to negate such a unique feature?
Forum Games / Re: Fazan game
September 06, 2010, 05:34:04 PM
Forum Games / Re: Associations Game
September 06, 2010, 05:33:41 PM
Forum Games / Re: What would you do?
September 06, 2010, 05:33:02 PM
Buy one.

What would you do when in a highly crowded space, everyone around you suddenly sneezed at the same time?
Forum Games / Re: The Paste Game
September 06, 2010, 05:32:01 PM
Forum Games / Re: Elemental Master of Darkness
September 06, 2010, 05:31:38 PM

(To be honest, folks, I find this topic utterly amusingly ludicrous, and to symbolise that I have rather impolitely added a 3rd option to this poll to reflect this feeling- feel free to completely ignore this option, but it does amuse me so! Naturally, if this wasn't in the games section, I wouldn't have done so, unless to balance the poll neutrality/add in any omissions.)
General Discussion / Re: Topics to Lock, Move and Merge
September 06, 2010, 05:25:34 PM
Done and dusted. ;)
TSoG Wish List / Re: New attacks for teammates
September 06, 2010, 05:23:05 PM
Ok, for arrowstorm we have so far 4 yay and 1 nay.
Ert- can I take that as a yay vote then?
TSoG / Re: orange orb
September 06, 2010, 05:15:46 PM
Quote from: Duckling on September 06, 2010, 05:01:23 PM
Sorry. These posts are off-topic. Can we all erase the ones that we know are so KZ doesn't have to?
I would highly appreciate that- I'm sure Ert as well wouldn't wish to go through this thread untangling the resulting confusion!
(And then you can delete that last post as well, and I'll delete this one as soon as it's all done. Cheers!)
TSoG Wish List / Re: Re: Formulated Orb Ideas
September 06, 2010, 05:14:43 PM
Guess we overlooked that part- not sure if that would present certain problems for Craig to code in and to allow inanimate objects to keep their physical immunity.  A very good point, that!

Though, maybe, one can explain that since a mind blast, for instance, works by overloading synapses with info, thefore creating many electric currents in the brain- if that's applied to a stone or a plant, surely a though which is given electric form will deal some damage to them?
Ert effectively said everything what I wanted to say.

Some are offended by paedophile jokes, yet some find them hilarious. Some find it acceptable to make fun of Jesus and Christianity (see Dogma, for instance), yet some find it highly offensive when caricatures of propher Mohammed appear in a Danish paper. Some find Nazi jokes funny, yet others are horrified by the prospect.

To put my view across- I fully support the Danish newspaper which published that material- why, well that's the price you pay for having a democracy, where freedom of speech matters and people can voice their opinions, and others can't simply shut them up, even if they might not agree with the message.

There is also issue of finding things "offensive": it's your choice completely. If you want, you can find the fact that a fish doesn't blink at you offensive, others take pride in, say, being gay, whilst others get highly offended if someone insinuates that they are gay. The meaning and how we interprete them are completely different things- for instance, in Russian we use a word which sounds like "nigger" (pronounced "negr") when we descirbe a black person, and to an American, for instance, it might sound highly insulting, yet in Russian this is a neutral word. Some may choose to get offended, even if they know the background, just because it does sound like an offensive word and others shouldn't use it, others will not get offended, and respect cultural differences. Then there is a phrase- "saving up money for the rainy day", well, in Russian it's "saving up money for a black day", and I do remember an occaison when I used the second phrase whilst talking to my friend from Nigeria, and there was a white guy standing nearby, who made very round eyes ,got highly offended and kept looking at my friend, whilst asking me why a "black day". Neither knew the cultural context, yet somehow my friend didn't find it offensive in the least and took it for what it was- just part of the conversation with no racial sub-text, without looking for a deeper value, whilst the other guy decided to get offended on principle, taking all on face value and not thinking.  Take home message here is that one has to think carefully about not only the message, but it's context and the sender.
Why bother- well, this particual thread spun off from a humorous post, with a bit risuqe humour, perhaps, but it was clearly stated later in the thread, that it was intended in jest, and, like Ert, I took it for what it was- given that the allegations are on the borderline of ridiculous,and with intent stated loud and clear,I took it for what it was, without looking for that extra meaninig. 
It does take a lot of will-power to not get offended by emotionally-involved content,but that might be the first step to tolerance and something better. Some things are out there which meant to insult, others are out there to challenge your sense of humour- sometimes the line is very fine, but if it's the latter and you like it not, well, maybe it's worth simply stating your difference of opinion, but not negate and challenge othere people's sense of humour. If it's the former meaning, however, then yes, methinks being righteous for a cause you believe in might be worth it.