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Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    I remember having a demo for a game which was struggling and not very popular in my area. I went well until I mentioned I wanted to find some more players and make a regular group because the game looked fun. This immediately enraged the guy to the point where he made a very good impression of a furious guard dog trying to break off his leash and bite my face off, with the subtext of "how dare you say that you, a random person, could succeed in building a community where *I* have failed despite years of trying!?"

    Curiously enough, something like a year or two later a community did emerge from completely unrelated people. Gee, I wonder how they could succeed where he failed.
     
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  2. Aspect Graviton

    Aspect Graviton Friendly Alien Overlord
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    in 2nd edition our local WMH group was stupendously competitive, made up most of the ETC teams, consistent top of the UK meta, horrendously toxic, completely drove me of WMH. Liked the guys personally but I didn't want to game with them, and at the time working in an FLGS they drove off customers when they were in.

    Infinity initially struggled where we are mostly due to bad intros, now have a fair few players who were put off when first introed by the guy who'd not really explained the system well, didn't especially know the rules and then didn't really expain well why all their models were dying in their own turn to reaction fire. Bad experiences of a group and bad intros cripple games.
     
  3. leigen_zero

    leigen_zero Morat Pacifist

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    Gettin' old now @Flipswitch

    Maybe it's just his kink?
     
  4. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    What the hell?

    That was one of my selling points to the game, back in the day! "You played WHFantasy, right? You know how you get charge reactions? Well, in Infinity, if you can see their model, you always get a reaction."
     
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  5. Aspect Graviton

    Aspect Graviton Friendly Alien Overlord
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    Indeed, it's probably the game's key selling point that your troops don't just politely watch as the enemy assault troops move from one piece of hard cover to another before jumping you and that you can always do something , instead what came across by no malicious intent was oh so if I move I'll just die to that HMG then, and there is no way for this combi to beat that HMG. Basically hadn't explained around how to avoid getting shot or active turn advantage properly making AROs with a big gun seem unbeatable.
     
  6. leigen_zero

    leigen_zero Morat Pacifist

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  7. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    Oh, that'll be great!
    "What the hell is this...? What, this is a disk? And you're letting me touch it?! Its case must have fallen off!"
     
  8. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    I was running an infinity demo for this guy once where I gave him 3 fusiliers and I was running 3 line kazaks. I ran out of cover and did bad moves constantly, but kept rolling crits

    He wasn't very keen on the game after that
     
  9. Del S

    Del S Yujing(snow)ball

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    And I bet when you want crits they never show up :P
     
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  10. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Mean's he has had a secretary/assistant since then.

    If he listens to his assistants or other experts, no problem. The problem is that most tech experts tend to be young, and Japanese folks don't like the idea of experts younger than they are. Cultural thing.

    The Fukushima nuclear plant disaster was made much, much worse by idjits who did not know what the fuck they were talking about giving orders to the powerplant operators (and the powerplant operators being culturally unable to tell an idiot to FOADIAF). The appropriate instructions to a nuclear plant operator in the middle of a disaster is, "Make it stop. Do whatever it takes to make it stop, even if that means breaking the plant. If you don't have the resources to make it stop on hand, call me and I will make those resources available to you."
     
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  11. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    He didn't know what a USB drive is, the minister of cyber security doesn't know what one the most common vectors for cyber attacks even is!

    This is like the minister of defense not knowing what a submarine is...
     
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  12. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    The BBC report said that he could not answer the question if there were any USB drives in use at the nuclear powerplants, which is a very different question.

    Hell, *I* cannot answer that question about the nuclear subs I served on, and it's because I don't know.
     
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  13. leigen_zero

    leigen_zero Morat Pacifist

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    @Section9 I appreciate that the Japanese culture differences are probably the underlying factor here, it just always strikes me as a big WTF that in politics (i suppose globally) it's possible to be a minister for something that you may not be an expert in. Like, the minister of health should probably at least know something about healthcare, that sort of thing.*


    *UKs not much better here tbh, our first health minister under the current trainwreck goverment was a dude that wanted to carve up the NHS and sell it, and had even published a book on exactly how he would do so...
     
  14. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while since I posted a familial WtF. Sometimes I feel it's as though I'm mocking the afflicted :/
    Well, the wife's sister got a new boyfriend, I'm sure I mentioned; Minecraft guy.
    He's called Minecraft guy 'cause that's what he does - plays Minecraft.
    He used to be World of Warcraft guy, but he changed preference.
    Well, now I've actually met the guy but couldn't really find any common ground to talk about; when I say he plays Minecraft I mean that's all he does. He doesn't look like a raw sausage in a cardigan, like her last boyfriend, but I found something slightly off about him...
    We were all out; the wife, her sister, Minecraft and her parents; for lunch a couple of weeks back (that was a drama in itself, but I'll talk about that in another post). We went for food at a big BBQ house, and during the meal it was noticed that Minecraft kept taking pictures of Sister while she was eating.
    Wife's faither remarked that Minecraft seems to take a lot of pictures of Sister; they're all over his Facebook wall. I thought, "Oh aye...?", perhaps this warranted more investigation. Later on a had I look and yup, Minecraft had been taking an awful lot of pictures of Sister... All while she was eating. Pictures, videos; in every one of them Sister was eating.
    Turns out Minecraft is a feeder...
    The pictures/videos were one thing, but when the two of them first met (online first, then eventually in person) years ago, was when Sister was morbidly obese. A doctor's warning prompted her to lose a tremendous amount of weight but since getting back with Minecraft she's begun to put weight back on; he seems to be encouraging it.
    What he gets off to is up to him, but this particular fetish has some very serious health ramifications.
    We'll see what happens.
     
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  15. eciu

    eciu Easter worshiper

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    Why "the west" should die in fire, episode n-th.
     
  16. MikeTheScrivener

    MikeTheScrivener O-12 Peace Kepper

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    uuuhhhh... but... what.... uhhhh.... I mean, right in front of her parents?
     
  17. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    DON'T KINK-SHAME, SHAE!

    All joking aside, that is one particularly unhealthy fetish and I really hope someone has a conversation with them about the dangers of that behavior
     
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  18. Solar

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    TBH you don't actually need to be an expert in whatever you are in charge of. If you're in charge your job isn't actually to do that thing but rather organise the structure which allows them to do that thing. Familiarity can absolutely help, and should be a consideration, but your health minister doesn't have to be a Doctor or medical expert because being a medical expert doesn't help you run hospitals and indeed sometimes personal anecdotal experience of experts in authority positions can be used to make terrible decisions ("well my experience is this so we'll do this" is a terrible basis for macro-policy). Honestly the thing that it's probably most useful for them to be skilled in is leadership, management and departmental organisation. Turning expert advice into workable policy and enacting it often actually has very little to do with whether you can do that thing.
     
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  19. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Very true!

    Being a competent hospital administrator is a very different skill-set than being a competent doctor, and there is very little overlap between the two!
     
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  20. Flipswitch

    Flipswitch Sepsitorised by Intent
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    Man I promised I wouldnt buy any more wargames but I actually kinda like the look of Cruel Seas.