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Interplanetary Round Table 2018

Discussion in 'News' started by Phlyk, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. SKOZZOKONZ

    SKOZZOKONZ Well-Known Member

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    Peacekeep Acontecimento into debris
     
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  2. cazboab

    cazboab Member (phrasing)

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    They can even hire some Ariadnan mercin... I mean consultants with experience in police brut... I mean law enforcement...
     
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  3. Phlyk

    Phlyk Well-Known Member
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    Druze? :)
     
  4. cazboab

    cazboab Member (phrasing)

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    They have experience in avoiding and subverting law enforcement...
     
  5. n21lv

    n21lv SymbioHate

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    I can actually understand why it may seem that a lot of people are angried by the JSA split. Having worked as a manager of a helpdesk unit, I've been gathering surveys about incidents that my unit resolved. How often do you think people commended us for the good work compared to complaining? It's the human nature, we tend to remember negative things more strongly and in more detail.
     
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  6. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    Did you gather surveys from all customers or just the customers that had reason to get in touch with you?

    I suspect that CB is looking at the reactions of the entire customer base rather than the roughly 20% who were directly affected. I think that way of looking at it qualifies as the grade of lie one step over "damned lie", which I believe is called "statistics".
     
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  7. DukeofEarl

    DukeofEarl Well-Known Member

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    Hmm what if YJ makes a deal with the devil pact with the Triumvirate for this express purpose...
     
  8. tdc

    tdc ALEPH Fragment
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    Something like a happy person will tell 0-3 people about the things, an unhappy person will tell 7-9...
     
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  9. n21lv

    n21lv SymbioHate

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    To be completely honest, all our customers were internal -- it was a helpdesk unit inside a large local retail chain, so our customers were basically the chain's own stores. I couldn't give you the exact numbers, unfortunately, because I left that company 6.5 years ago. All the surveys were optional, so you can surely assume that the accuracy of the data we collected was wanting, but the general tendency was the same. People would almost always leave a negative feedback if a helpdesk/servicedesk engineer who resolved the incident did their job poorly, and there were really rare cases when someone left a commendation or just said thanks.

    Exactly.
     
  10. Alphz

    Alphz Kuang Shi Vet. Retired.

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    As the saying goes, misery likes company.

    Working in the service industry also helps you filter out where criticism is coming from. Like if it's genuinely something you could control, or related to someone's fixed attitude.

    But anyway. Thanks for the summary! Looks like CB have some big plans!
     
  11. xagroth

    xagroth Mournful Echo

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    Dude, not going to start a war here, but you really should keep the facts straight: It was mentioned by players that the "most used miniatures" in CB's "Big Data" presentation were precisely those of the Red Veil box (& Beyond) box...
    As for the "interesting storylines", you should up your reading game, as I said then, I've seen mary sues in fanfiction more easy to believe than the events narrated on Uprising, not to mention with less misspelling and better grammar. Praying a rock because it falls won't make it a miracle.

    Funny, I work in the Support section of a Big Data company, and we get tons of thanks, Kudos and congratulations, all internal and from the parent company. When the external assets don't take a frigging month to add a new user to the database, or the Jenkins doesn't suffer a catastrophical existence failure, that is (like frigging today)...
    Then again, the company encourages people to "disconnect" every now and then with Nerf battles and flying drones during the day, so I suppose we are not the usual company.
     
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  12. n21lv

    n21lv SymbioHate

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    Don't forget that Retail and Big Data are two very different industries. People working in those retail stores are mostly simple folk, and I'm also living in one of the Baltic States, a former USSR republic. The Soviets may have become a history, but their influence on people's mentality won't go away that easily. What I mean is that people aren't usually courteous to one another, you won't hear a "thank you" said by customer to the cashier very often.
     
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  13. Borlois

    Borlois Yu Jing Imperial Service Agent

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    I was agree with the JSA treason, that was something which has to happen, and for sure it must to be a great shock.
    But I think the YJ player was not angry at all for it. The incompetence of YJ in the fluff was too exaggerated, of course a conflict against 3 superpowers is hard to take, but for sure there was more ways to write it. Many palyers gone to NA2 for JSA (reasonable), more quit to another factions because YJ looked too brainless, and some kept but boicotting the BoW campaign. And many more kept in the edge playing with our YJ minis!
    Perhaps writing the fluff without treating like incompetent any faction could make less angry some players, also bringing some troops to soften the loss of profiles could help.
     
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    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    Druze were also previously mentioned as the 'go to' mercs for some of the companies operating on Dawn, specifically for the purposes of screwing with the Ariadnan nations.
     
  15. SKOZZOKONZ

    SKOZZOKONZ Well-Known Member

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    Can I get uuuhhhhhhhh competent intelligence service?

    Oi I get yu jing has a reputation as being the evil human faction, but no one is that evil.
     
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  16. DukeofEarl

    DukeofEarl Well-Known Member

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    Would it fit more with recent "incompetence" trends if it was accidental?


    I'm teasing.

    EDIT: Alternate response: Meh, they wouldn't be the first Empire to do so...
     
  17. Nathonicus

    Nathonicus Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where I can find results from the weekend? Really curious what armies were played and who came out on top.
    Thanks!
     
  18. SKOZZOKONZ

    SKOZZOKONZ Well-Known Member

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    We'll invite them over for a intimate dinner of Japanese steaks and journalist salad, garnished with shasvasti babies accidentally streamed live to Maya.
     
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  19. xagroth

    xagroth Mournful Echo

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    The problem with that is how much time it requires (from someone who is now a meme of "no time, too much to do, everything goes through me") to do right. The benefits are inmense, however, since in a narrative the quality of a faction comes defined by the quality of the opposition, and in that regard Uprising was low quality because every faction shown there was in a Zero Sum game, where the winner was the least incompetent.
    Adding some mentions here and there to mutual neutralizations, shasvastii and Fiday muddling the waters, etc... would have raised the level for everyone, instead of trying to make it like a Nomads lis of 20 orders or so facing a Limited Insertion killy Morat list, where the Nomads died in spades but won the game in the end by pushing more consoles.
     
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  20. Bohrdog

    Bohrdog Santathematics

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    The GRAND finals were between Odez (Onyx, Spain, winner) vs. Utsuro (Aleph, Spain) but that is all I know so far.