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  1. Comment on Free-to-Play games: Three key trade-offs in ~games.game_design

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    Absolutely. They're probably the shining example of a F2P game that doesn't rely on gouging its players at every step, or limiting gameplay severely due to being F2P. It's worth a look.

    Absolutely. They're probably the shining example of a F2P game that doesn't rely on gouging its players at every step, or limiting gameplay severely due to being F2P. It's worth a look.

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  2. Comment on Free-to-Play games: Three key trade-offs in ~games.game_design

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    How do you feel about Warframe? I feel that Digital Extremes has nearly perfected an F2P model that isn't egregiously predatory or inhibiting

    How do you feel about Warframe? I feel that Digital Extremes has nearly perfected an F2P model that isn't egregiously predatory or inhibiting

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Cube World to be released on Steam near the end of the month! in ~games

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    This is absolutely wonderful. I was really afraid it would be launched on the EGS, as they've been bribing indie devs who would otherwise be having trouble financially. I dunno if woolay has no...

    This is absolutely wonderful. I was really afraid it would be launched on the EGS, as they've been bribing indie devs who would otherwise be having trouble financially. I dunno if woolay has no interest, or if he's declined prior, but I'm really glad he's deciding to launch it on steam. It would suck to see the internet tear him (and his wife) a new one

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Pat Metheny Group - Have You Heard in ~music

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    This is way different than what I usually listen to, but it has such a strange and otherworldly vibe (comparatively) that it feels almost novel. I really do like this song, though, and the...

    This is way different than what I usually listen to, but it has such a strange and otherworldly vibe (comparatively) that it feels almost novel. I really do like this song, though, and the scat-type vocals do a lot for the song. Seems like a group of extremely tight, skilled musicians making jazzy madness.

  5. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    My issue then, I suppose, is the unshakable ire of Twitter, and other open forums at large. If too many false accusations are put through, it may damage the reputation of an otherwise helpful tool...

    My issue then, I suppose, is the unshakable ire of Twitter, and other open forums at large. If too many false accusations are put through, it may damage the reputation of an otherwise helpful tool for those who need it. It's unfortunate to see people's lives being thrown away and having people quoting numbers or statistics to seemingly belittle or devalue a loss.

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  6. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    I'm not disregarding the utility of the method for those who genuinely need it. It's just shitty standing by and watching these lynch mobs erupt so readily and easily out of the woodworks and...

    I'm not disregarding the utility of the method for those who genuinely need it. It's just shitty standing by and watching these lynch mobs erupt so readily and easily out of the woodworks and adhering themselves to a position without doing any kind of research. It's worrying in that it might give other people who want to start shit like this an easy pass to defamation/libel/what-have-you. Further abuse of a method like this seems like it would reach a point where nobody would believe anything that anybody says, and there would still be no justice at all. rendering it useless for those who truly do need it. It is a very multi-faceted issue, and I won't act like I have a solution for it (and sorry if I initially came off that way), but it's just unsettling how much Twitter seems like an angry mob gnashing their teeth and biding their time until they get to be mad at the next big bad.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    Fine. Rather than try to supplement a solution, I just want to express my sympathy for the few unfortunate victims who are suffering from people who abuse such serious issues as this to garner...

    Fine. Rather than try to supplement a solution, I just want to express my sympathy for the few unfortunate victims who are suffering from people who abuse such serious issues as this to garner attention or to feed hatred. It's disheartening to watch it unfold and to see the destruction it wreaks, and further places strain on actual victims

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    I understand what you mean. I really do. With the Epstein case, though, it was literally just money keeping him safe. I wouldn't put him on the level of people who can be held accountable on...

    I understand what you mean. I really do. With the Epstein case, though, it was literally just money keeping him safe. I wouldn't put him on the level of people who can be held accountable on Twitter. The world knew he was a criminal but nothing could be done because shit's fucked.

    I guess what I wish would be implemented, then, is real consequence for demonstrably false claims. I know ProJared is actually looking into a lawsuit for defamation, among other things. It sucks that these are essentially online hit & runs that can uproot someone's livelihood with so little as one poorly backed up claim

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    There's got to be another way. The spectrum doesn't have to be "completely fucking over one side" or "completely ignoring the other side". I'm not trying to place blame on victims, but when false...

    There's got to be another way. The spectrum doesn't have to be "completely fucking over one side" or "completely ignoring the other side". I'm not trying to place blame on victims, but when false accusations are made, they can be extremely destructive. There has to be a better medium for this than Twitter.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    Christ. What drives people to oust these kinds of things on a public forum like this? Fucking ProJared came out the other day after months of silence and swiftly and respectfully cut down all the...

    Christ. What drives people to oust these kinds of things on a public forum like this? Fucking ProJared came out the other day after months of silence and swiftly and respectfully cut down all the dissent laid bare before him. But it was far too late. He lost friends, business ventures, and years off his fuckin' life from this extended virtual lynching. I know this subject matter is very tumultuous, as it's very much one's word against another's, but do people really have to take to Twitter? So many people will so easily and readily take up arms if it means they can virtue signal or be seen as the "good guy" regardless of the validity of any claims made. Such an easy and consequence-free method of completely fucking up somebody's life or career. I'd bet money on Alec having seen all of this he-said-she-said witch-hunting throughout this past year and being completely overwhelmed and dismayed at the utter shitstorm that would follow. It disgusts me how quickly people online will turn on one another if it means they can remain in favor of the amorphous, unflinching internet hivemind.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've gotten really into Permanent Waves by Rush lately. Freewill is such a cool song to me, lyrically. "If you choose not to decide/you still have made a choice". Different Strings is a beautiful...

    I've gotten really into Permanent Waves by Rush lately. Freewill is such a cool song to me, lyrically. "If you choose not to decide/you still have made a choice". Different Strings is a beautiful song, and Natural Science is just fuckin' awesome.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Haha the hard part's building up the courage to do that! I've never been great at romance. I was bullied to hell and back in school and it did a number on how I view myself, so I already have a...

    Haha the hard part's building up the courage to do that! I've never been great at romance. I was bullied to hell and back in school and it did a number on how I view myself, so I already have a hard time believing I'm desirable enough for someone to want to kiss me. I'm getting better, though. I think I'll do just fine haha

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    My bandmates and I finally secured a rhythm and lead guitar player and soon we'll be ready to start blowing through learning songs to play for money for gear. I'm so excited to have another piece...

    My bandmates and I finally secured a rhythm and lead guitar player and soon we'll be ready to start blowing through learning songs to play for money for gear. I'm so excited to have another piece of this puzzle fall into place and I can't wait to play in front of people.

    This week I've been hanging out a lot with a female friend who I'm absolutely enamored with. We click really well together, and we've been hanging out and watching anime/TV at her place late at night. I'm extremely nervous and worried as to when I should tell her my feelings, but I have a feeling she already knows, given that I know how she feels about me. I guess we're just waiting for the other to say it first, haha. Being with her sets my heart alight and I have a feeling something will happen soon. Dunno what, but something.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Just picked up Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate after having played MH4U several years ago and MHW pretty heavily this year. The game feels great, and the hunter arts are neat, but for the...

    Just picked up Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate after having played MH4U several years ago and MHW pretty heavily this year. The game feels great, and the hunter arts are neat, but for the Hammer (hammer main reporting in), I'm not really compelled to try anything but good ol' guild style. I'm a sucker for the classics.

    The weapon crafting is markedly different from MH4U, and to be honest, unbearably fucking slow. I can tell that for where I am, I should have a much better weapon, but all the better weapons are locked behind primarily High Rank quests, while I'm still HR2.

    Overall, though, I'm having a blast. Lots of cool monsters, the weapons are much cooler looking than they are in World, and the game has so many more monsters. Online is great, though I wish people would stop crowding the head and give me my rightful place. Good ol' japanese HR999 players are always a great help

    5 votes
  15. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    So the psychiatrist appointment actually had to be moved to September 18th :/. The doctor's office I went to initially set up an appointment for me on a day they didn't know I worked. So I called...

    So the psychiatrist appointment actually had to be moved to September 18th :/. The doctor's office I went to initially set up an appointment for me on a day they didn't know I worked. So I called to reschedule it, and the person I talked to said I could do Friday. Then I received a call from another number saying that the person who I talked to before could only cancel appointments or mark them for rescheduling; they didn't actually have the authority to choose a date. So I managed to hash out a date that was the only open one from Tuesday until a fuckin' month from now (kinda irritated at that but there isn't anything I can do). So now I just have the results of the blood test to wait on to move forward in the physical ailment side while I wait for the mental ailment side to drag its feet.

    I told my friend I had never had Whataburger and she incredulously took me there for lunch. I was loopy and am still kind of awkward around her because I'm still not used to being around girls I think are cute, and ordered something that didn't leave a good impression. She assures me I made an incorrect choice and that I'll have to try again. These days I can only eat a little at a time before I feel like vomiting, so I had maybe 3/4 of a burger and some fries. It was a pretty good day all things considered and I really feel like I'm taking charge of my life right now.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Hey, I just got it done, Since they were testing for blood glucose I had to fast, and since I'm usually unintentionally fasting anyway, it was pretty rough. Thankfully, I had a friend who was...

    Hey, I just got it done, Since they were testing for blood glucose I had to fast, and since I'm usually unintentionally fasting anyway, it was pretty rough. Thankfully, I had a friend who was willing to drive me and get food after. It's always the waiting in the room that amps up my fear and I couldn't tell if I was shaking from hunger or fear haha. It wasn't quite as bad as it was the last time I did it but the nurse still asked if I was okay lol. I've been using a breathing technique lately to alleviate stress or extreme anxiety, and I used it while getting blood drawn. Inhale for 4, hold for 4, exhale for 4, repeat. It seemed to help, if only a little bit. This is the first time I've gotten stuff like this done without my parents nearby so it's been pretty daunting but it's done and all I have to do is wait. Thank you for being interested in my journey of being way too scared of mundane things haha

    3 votes