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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Andtalath Re:It isn't the first time for Blizzard (154 comments)

And with Lord of the Clans.

Both those games where outsourced though.
They were both failed experiments of trying to hire others do stuff under their banner and realizing that they made crappier stuff.

This is the first in-house game which was canned.
Well, that have gone far enough to have even rumors about.

about a week ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Andtalath Re:What where they copying? (154 comments)

Never.
Creation is never taken out of nothing.

It's always in some way derivative.

Otherwise it wouldn't be interesting to make or to partake in.

It would require a crazy person to design something not founded on some principle of entertainment they already knew.
Incidently, some of the most outrageous entertainment, especially truly random humor, is based on drug experiences.

about a week ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Andtalath Re:What where they copying? (154 comments)

Calling Diablo a roguelike is actually kinda silly.

Even the first one, which was probably the most roguelike of them (except no permanent death without the ability to load existed) was primarily just an Action RPG with some roguelike elements.

But, yeah.

They are more like apple has been since 2000.
Taking stuff from various sources and refining them until you have a product which has got a neat package och nothing being entirely wrong.

about a week ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Andtalath Re:I'm happy about it (154 comments)

Actually, the problem is that the formulas are to simple to execute.
Meaning the only important thing is how fast you can do them.

Basically, they planned everything to resemble how Starcraft turned out when played professionaly, and enabled and required that gameplay.

about a week ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Andtalath Re:The luxury of money (154 comments)

For me, games are fun until they reach a level where I just feel like I'm repeating myself.

LoL died for me when the positions got locked so that you ALWAYS had the same teamups (not specific characters, but roles), for instance.

That, incidently, is why I prefer SP games since less repetition is needed.

about a week ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

Andtalath Re:Apparently not do owners (127 comments)

And according to tests with actual dogs, the shit in every bloody direction.

about two weeks ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Andtalath Re:Size (126 comments)

About 22 minutes from what I usually get from gog.com.

Sure, it's not instant-on, and you will have to, you know, plan a bit.
But you can keep the movie, to view when you like.

about a month ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

Andtalath Re:It's OPTIONAL! (232 comments)

The sane option is to give people the necessary time go through their email when they get back.

about a month and a half ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:I would be very interested... (200 comments)

1: It's not.
The basic problem is that people with ADHD (at least not me) can't willingly choose what to focus on.
Ever.
For me, without methylphenedate, I can basically present something to my eyes and hope it registers.
With it, I can choose to focus on it.
Yes, the difference is that big.

2: Many drugs can definitely shift perceptions.
Loads of them aren't very dangerous either.
ADHD-meds are basically there to help you establish a base-line so that you can function like a normal person in certain situations where otherwhise, you simply couldn't.

3: And just how do you think you reach high levels of probabilities?
In general, first you perform small-scale highly controlled experiences.
Then you go ever larger and less and less controlled.
Currently, it's been shown to fundamentally change peoples lives, mine included, to the better.
And in some cases give easily reversible consequences.
Your solution would condemn a couple of percent of every human, globally, to just suck it out instead of using a chemical which gives them the ability to function.

about a month and a half ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:I would be very interested... (200 comments)

Yes.
I don't believe this is true on /. though.

about a month and a half ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:I would be very interested... (200 comments)

And that is why, at least in Sweden, you aren't just thrown a bunch of pills.
When I got my concerta treatment, I had to go in once a week with detailed logs of how it affected me.
For a couple of months.

I still have to go in once a year or so to refill my prescriptions.

about a month and a half ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:100 percent bullshit (200 comments)

Therapist would be all of those except drugs.

But, you are wrong regardless.

Facts are basically what we call the most likely reasons for something to be in a certain way.
Which is exactly what psychiatrists try to ascertain.

about a month and a half ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:Lack of impulse control (200 comments)

Indeed, it's normal to get some amount of errors.

I got 100%.

That is highly abnormal.

about a month and a half ago
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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

Andtalath Re:Check your arithmatic (214 comments)

Except that temperature is in the shade, not in the sun.
In the sun, it's way hotter than that.

Also, even in the shade, we need a coolant around us to function properly.

about a month and a half ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Lack of impulse control (200 comments)

This shouldn't really be news.

One of the major ADHD tests is if you can control impulses in various situations.
Impulse control is way, way harder, bordering on impossible for people with strong ADHD.

I still remember my test for instance.

I was supposed to press for every symbol that came up on the screen, except for X and Y.
I couldn't help pressing for X as well.
I literally said the equivalent of "fuck" each time, which made my psychiatrist laugh.

This would be something similar.

about a month and a half ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:The drugs are terrible (200 comments)

In my experience (I'm from Sweden and have an ADHD diagnosis and know a lot of people with the same one), the right way is to have a bit of both.

The pills won't "cure" anything.
They will, in many cases, dampen the symtoms.

And that is all.

Extremely useful for some, including me.

about a month and a half ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:100 percent bullshit (200 comments)

Could you please just talk with any psychiatrist for this subject for five minutes?

Stop trying to apply common sense, which is basically just a nice word for prejudive, instead of lookint at the facts.

about a month and a half ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:I would be very interested... (200 comments)

Nope.
Notice the "regardless of the circumstances".

Medicating with amphetamine all the time is obviosuly quite moronic.
I myself need it to function normally in the work-environment.

I didn't even realize what people meant by saying "just concentrate" until I took my first methylphenedate when I was 25.

ADHD is an issue, and it's NOT just kids being kids.
It's a fundamentally different way for the brain/body to function then the norm.

about a month and a half ago

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