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

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    FTL is also a very good game but it's very different to Into The Breach The play style also may drastically change depending on which mechs you are using, I love this game

    I never played FTL, which was made by the same people, so I was unfamiliar with this type of game

    FTL is also a very good game but it's very different to Into The Breach

    Once I got a grasp of the mechanics, the game became fairly easy

    The play style also may drastically change depending on which mechs you are using, I love this game

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    For reasons unknown I've made a Telegram bot that makes Heroes of Might & Magic III memes about astrologers, the ones with the window and a "Astrologers announced a week of..." Works with English...

    For reasons unknown I've made a Telegram bot that makes Heroes of Might & Magic III memes about astrologers, the ones with the window and a "Astrologers announced a week of..."

    Works with English and Russian messages (the game used Times New Roman I think, so I took the Russian version of that as a font), in inline mode (though it's severly limis max message length by Telegram API) and in chats (full length messages are supported there)

    Here it is: https://t.me/astrologers_bot

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Turning my tabletop game into a real video game in ~games.game_design

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    If we're talking proper engines, then I vote for Godot as well. It's more intuitive for a novice, I think. But I'd recommend trying RPG Maker first

    If we're talking proper engines, then I vote for Godot as well. It's more intuitive for a novice, I think. But I'd recommend trying RPG Maker first

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Life has gotten a lot more stressful for me lately in ~talk

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    That hits way too close to home than I'd like. My father has a huge god complex that had suppressed much of my decision making for most of my life. It's getting better now, since I've finally...

    I haven't told them a lot of things about what I like, what I want, what I need... I wouldn't want them to know 'cause I already feel trapped in their influence on my life

    That hits way too close to home than I'd like. My father has a huge god complex that had suppressed much of my decision making for most of my life. It's getting better now, since I've finally understood that I'm worth something and that he's not a be-all end-all lord-commander whose every order has to be respected, and that I basically have nothing to fear if I disobey.

    And much like you, I am also about to move out from my parents to the small flat that my parents had gotten me (I don't own it yet, but they plan to transfer ownership for half of the flat to me some time later). It felt very wrong accepting that, but I figured it'd be very stupid of me not to, and that I am free to move out to anywhere I want if the my relationship with them died. Thankfully, I already have a steady and sorta well-paying job that I like (and before that I worked with my parents, which is as horrible as you might imagine yourself), so financially I'm independent

    I agree with everybody else that you should go see a doctor, those are not good symptoms. Regarding the portfolio: don't try to convince yourself that you're underqualified, let the employer be the judge of that. Your resume may not fit the job description, but you might still be the right person for the job. I got my current job without knowing half the things that I kinda needed to know, the employer just said "ah, you'll figure it out" and so I did. Try to get a couple of job interviews and see what it's like, you've got nothing to lose and you have much to gain (though it can be nerve wrecking, sure)

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

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    I picked up Windwaker again too, after I stopped playing for about 3 months. It's looks great and plays great. I'm playing with Xbox controller and I mapped Z button to Back button, it feels...

    I picked up Windwaker again too, after I stopped playing for about 3 months. It's looks great and plays great. I'm playing with Xbox controller and I mapped Z button to Back button, it feels weird, but playable. My only painpoint is that Y-axis switch when you're in targeting mode for some reason

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

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    I checked Twitter replies and people said that it's already removed, so I didn't bother

    I checked Twitter replies and people said that it's already removed, so I didn't bother

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

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    Flown around the world in Flight Simulator 2020 for a bit. I mean, it's pretty, but it's not for me. Too buggy, too demanding, too slow to load. But after looking at it, I've had a burning desire...

    Flown around the world in Flight Simulator 2020 for a bit. I mean, it's pretty, but it's not for me. Too buggy, too demanding, too slow to load. But after looking at it, I've had a burning desire to install Forza Horizon 4 again for some reason. And so I did, and it's still great.

    I've put Death Stranding on hold for now. Not sure why, just not in the mood for it lately.

    I've also beaten Deadly Premonition 2. It's a mess. It has its moments, but overall I can't recommend it besides the first chapter.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on What was the first game you ever loved? in ~games

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    Probably MDK 2. It was the first game that I played where you had to have one hand on the keyboard and the other on the mouse to rotate the camera (before that I played mostly racing games and 2D...

    Probably MDK 2. It was the first game that I played where you had to have one hand on the keyboard and the other on the mouse to rotate the camera (before that I played mostly racing games and 2D platformers / point-n-click adventures), so I vividly remember telling my older brother how uncomfortable and cumbersome this is. I quickly adapted though, and the characters and the weird setting pulled me in until I beat it.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Learning Rust can be frustrating because it's different enough from other languages that you may not even be able to easily describe the issues you're having in ~comp

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    For me the only reason to try Rust was always making GUI programs. And gtk-rs in my experience is not pleasant to work with, it feels like it's more broken than gotk3 for Go, even though it's...

    For me the only reason to try Rust was always making GUI programs. And gtk-rs in my experience is not pleasant to work with, it feels like it's more broken than gotk3 for Go, even though it's listed as official. I'm spoiled, I can't work if my IDE shows me errors but the code compiles, and in this case VS Code and CLion with Rust plugin showed completely different errors on the example code.

    I've tried it two years ago, and managed to write something. I've tried it a year ago and it somehow became a little worse. I'll try again next year, or whenever JetBrains releases full blown Rust IDE

  11. Comment on What's your computer/PC like? in ~tech

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    My setup is very close to this. I have i7-6700 (without k and not overclocked), asus z170-p motherboard 16 GB DDR4 and RTX 2060. My motherboard has been acting up recently (my M.2 slot burned down...

    My setup is very close to this. I have i7-6700 (without k and not overclocked), asus z170-p motherboard 16 GB DDR4 and RTX 2060. My motherboard has been acting up recently (my M.2 slot burned down and for some reason I get freezes if Intel Virtualization is turned on in BIOS), so I'm thinking of changing it and my i7 to Ryzen 2700 or something like that.

    I also use this setup to work every day remotely, so I have 2 OSes, Windows 10 for gaming and Pop! OS for working. That's also the reason why my main monitor is 27" 2K IPS Philips, I was fine with my old one when I was just gaming for 2-3 hours, but when I began working everyday I very quickly decided that my eyes had enough of that PLS bullcrap that I had before and got a better monitor

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

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    Well, I think we made it almost through the whole game, at least it very much looked like it. But it's pretty short, so we only played one 3-hour session

    Well, I think we made it almost through the whole game, at least it very much looked like it. But it's pretty short, so we only played one 3-hour session

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

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    Is Fast RMX any good? I've been looking at it for years, but I'm still not sure if I want to get it

    Is Fast RMX any good? I've been looking at it for years, but I'm still not sure if I want to get it

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

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    I finally finished Outer Wilds. Absolutely loved it, a fairly unique game. It's kind of sad that I won't be able to replay it years later, because of it's nature: it can be finished in ~30 minutes...

    I finally finished Outer Wilds. Absolutely loved it, a fairly unique game. It's kind of sad that I won't be able to replay it years later, because of it's nature: it can be finished in ~30 minutes when you know what you're doing and the rest of the 17 hours of playthrough are finding out what you need to do.

    I also started Danganronpa. I saw the anime adaptation long time ago, but don't remember much about it. I remember who the main villain was, but it seems to be changed? Maybe? The port seems lacking (it just upscales the image, it clearly supports gamepad but there's no way to show tooltips for it, etc), but I don't mind.

    And finally, I'm at the epilogue of Deadly Premonition 2. I'm kind of disappointed so far, but I'll wait to see the final reveal. But I'm glad they keep improving the technical bits, the framerate is much more tolerable now (it's still not a solid 30 fps by any stretch)

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

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    I played through most of We Were Here Together and really enjoyed it, but then the other person didn't want to finish it :(

    I played through most of We Were Here Together and really enjoyed it, but then the other person didn't want to finish it :(

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Christopher Eccleston returns to Doctor Who - Big Finish in ~tv

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    It's about Sherlock and it's pretty long, but here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkoGBOs5ecM He talks about Doctor Who somewhere in the first 10 minutes

    It's about Sherlock and it's pretty long, but here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkoGBOs5ecM
    He talks about Doctor Who somewhere in the first 10 minutes

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Christopher Eccleston returns to Doctor Who - Big Finish in ~tv

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    I quite enjoyed Smith's performance. I was a teen back then, but to be honest: I had goosebumps during some of his speeches like the one at Stonehendge, even though I fully understood how stupidly...

    I quite enjoyed Smith's performance. I was a teen back then, but to be honest: I had goosebumps during some of his speeches like the one at Stonehendge, even though I fully understood how stupidly over the top they are. I enjoyed Eccleston and Tennant too. But Capaldi made me finally drop the show, it was becoming too incoherent for me.

  18. Comment on Christopher Eccleston returns to Doctor Who - Big Finish in ~tv

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    As hbomberguy (I think) said: Moffat knows how to write an episode. But he doesn't know how to write a whole season.

    interestingly, written by Moffat

    As hbomberguy (I think) said: Moffat knows how to write an episode. But he doesn't know how to write a whole season.

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

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    I remembered the existence of Agnes Obel and been listening to the whole discography. Before that I only knew about Riverside but for some reason never bothered to check the other songs. Well now...

    I remembered the existence of Agnes Obel and been listening to the whole discography. Before that I only knew about Riverside but for some reason never bothered to check the other songs. Well now I have and I'm very glad I did. It's really calming and weird at the same time, like a mix between Cocteau Twins and Florence + The Machine. I've listened to Broken Sleep about 10 times already, such a hypnotizing mix of voices

  20. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Nice to see nervous_testpilot here, absolutely entranced by his work. I could listen to Frozen Synapse OST on repeat my whole life, I swear to god

    Nice to see nervous_testpilot here, absolutely entranced by his work. I could listen to Frozen Synapse OST on repeat my whole life, I swear to god

    1 vote