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Zekasu Re:Maybe I got something wrong, but... (107 comments)

I can't help but think you're making a reference to vanilla World of Warcraft.

I agree, however. After going through tiers 1-8.5, the game's more like a second job than a game anymore. Being in a guild for progression, being the first to down Yogg-Saron in a 25-man raid is nice, but it's definitely not worth it. I mean, there's a push to be better and out-damage everyone else, but sometimes... Sometimes, I wish I could have had that lost sleep rather than that new weapon.

more than 5 years ago

Dead Space Highlights Disparity Between Plot and Gameplay

Zekasu Re:Rare to have both... (87 comments)

You're right.. Just like I've never seen a FPS in the last year and a half with no plot whatsoever, and a JRPG with no gameplay.

Seriously, just because ice cream's banned, the only person with ice cream is some guy whose offering you free ice cream with his shit on it, doesn't mean you have to enjoy it or eat it.

The problem I see with most FPS is the fact that you'll end up shooting the same thing over and over, with little surprise because, dun-dun-dun, after you pull that lever, a monster pops out. I mean, whatever happened to the gold old days of Nemesis, the guy you couldn't kill in Resident Evil? You'd run like hell if he was chasing you, because you couldn't beat him (until the very end, that is).

That being said, the gameplay of Dead Space is, at the very least, above average. I mean, it's got real-time puzzles that you have to solve (puzzles being how to splatter another enemy) with all kinds of stuff coming at you. That's probably why it's more fun to play than it is to watch. I mean, is it more fun to act in a movie or watch it being acted out?

more than 6 years ago

"Cyber Monday" Expected To Draw Virtual Crowds

Zekasu Re:Who can afford it? (133 comments)

It's ironic, what with the U.S. economy and global economy both being in a large recession.

Although, I thought the same thing as you. I honestly thought he was serious.

more than 6 years ago

Excluding Intelligent Design Principles From the Search For Alien Life

Zekasu So... Alien life, you say? (308 comments)

The problem is that this article deals mainly with intelligent alien life. Take, for example, if you had a race of "goo" creatures on a seemingly barren planet consisting of an atmosphere of gas made up of sulfur, nitrogen, and ammonia.

From our viewpoint, it'd look like yet another barren planet with some sort of "liquid" on the surface that moves around. Now, aside from the fact that this would probably establish a unique entropy (different from a volcanic world and different from a completely dead ice world), this world would not be classified as having a large enough range between it's low chaos and high chaos values. There would be alien life, albeit non-intelligent and lacking and kind of structures besides maybe pools or caves.

more than 6 years ago

Three Downloadable Expansions Announced For Final Fantasy XI

Zekasu Hm... (51 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Sony try this with Everquest II? I can't say whether EQ's downloadable content was just a bunch of titles and other things, but nonetheless, adding downloadable content to FFXI really makes me start to think that Square Enix is trying to resuscitate a dying game.

I mean, being an ex-fFXI player myself who has played on-and-off since six monthes after it was released in the United States, I can attest to the fact that the last expansions brought welcomed changes, like the additional classes, PvP (roughly, because I can't recall the name at the moment), and some other mission-related fun created periods of playing that I found intriguing enough to resubscribe. The amount of gold farmers dropped after S-E took measures to reduce them (which subsequently royally effed up the rate of inflation. Never buy Crawler's silk in a highly inflated economy and then try to sell it later). And while that's all and very well good, I doubt I'll be paying $30 to download three expansions, or $10 for one.

more than 6 years ago

The Gene Is Having an Identity Crisis

Zekasu Re:Inteligent Design (257 comments)

Shoo, at least he didn't use Visual Basic.

more than 6 years ago

The Gene Is Having an Identity Crisis

Zekasu Re:So, as a car analogy... (257 comments)

Sort of like that. Take it more as, "The layout of the cupholders determines what shape the console/dash of the car is, which determines what kind of lights are used for the dash, which determines what kind of seats can be put in the car, [...], which determines what make/model you eventually get."

At least that's how I understand it. Too many assumptions, if you ask me, but I'm not a biologist.

more than 6 years ago

The Gene Is Having an Identity Crisis

Zekasu Well.. (257 comments)

For the sake of efficiency, it would make sense that some of our DNA is RNA, considering you'd be holding somewhere between the massive amount of information DNA would normally carry, and copies of that massive amount of data.

The thing that truly bothers about this article, disregarding the whole "double helix is no longer a viable model" part, is the fact that it's taken so long for someone to admit that the old presumption of, "Okay, so... See this pair of A-G molecules right here in your genome? That means you have blue eyes.", is an incorrect way of thinking. I mean, for the sake of efficiency, changing one pair of DNA molecules around would probably have multiple changes, rather than just one. I mean, how could a piece of information that describes virtually every feature of the human body store information about how a cell is reflective of blue light, 2 picometers wide, and takes a certain combination of chemicals to make.

Personally, I think this "advancement", if it's true and not another kdawrson new story, could help immensely in decoding DNA sequences and modifying DNA. Heck, it might even one day eliminate cancer.

more than 6 years ago


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