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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    final fantasy 14 : shadowbringers Was a bit disappointed with the previous expansion but this expansion really hit everything right in terms of story. I have a few minor complaints about how they...

    final fantasy 14 : shadowbringers

    Was a bit disappointed with the previous expansion but this expansion really hit everything right in terms of story. I have a few minor complaints about how they reworked some of the classes to make it more simple for casuals but it's still fun. I just hope it doesn't go the way of WoW in the future in dumbing down the game.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What are your favorite short games? in ~games

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    to the moon short rpg maker game but the story was amazing and the sound track by Laura Shigihara adds to the emotions the game gives you

    to the moon

    short rpg maker game but the story was amazing and the sound track by Laura Shigihara adds to the emotions the game gives you

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Anyone interested practicing Stoicism? in ~humanities

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    Not sure which version of Meditations you got or how far you've read into it. But the one I read included an intro that made sure to explain that stoicism is not about eliminating feelings. You...

    I can't get behind the other side of the coin, passivity in the face of prosperity. I wanna feel things and jump up and down and get excited, and darn it, sometimes I wanna cry too!

    Not sure which version of Meditations you got or how far you've read into it. But the one I read included an intro that made sure to explain that stoicism is not about eliminating feelings. You can and should feel happy. But just know that it's temporary and whatever is making you happy could and most likely will be taken away / gone. And don't despair when that happens.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer for E3 2019 in ~games

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    maybe it's just me but it looks worse than I thought it would be. I'm getting slight ff13 and ff15 flashbacks Hopefully as you level up or progress your character it changes.

    maybe it's just me but it looks worse than I thought it would be. I'm getting slight ff13 and ff15 flashbacks Hopefully as you level up or progress your character it changes.

  5. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer from Symphonic Reunion - Release date March 3, 2020 in ~games

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    ever heard of a game called persona 5?

    ever heard of a game called persona 5?

  6. Comment on Opera, Brave, Vivaldi to ignore Chrome's anti-ad-blocker changes, despite shared codebase in ~tech

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    it probably did but I was using chrome at the time and went from chrome to brave. brave's UI is also close enough to chrome that the transition was easy.

    it probably did but I was using chrome at the time and went from chrome to brave. brave's UI is also close enough to chrome that the transition was easy.

  7. Comment on Opera, Brave, Vivaldi to ignore Chrome's anti-ad-blocker changes, despite shared codebase in ~tech

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    every time I tried to switch it was a huge hassle and there is an adjusting period. I like brave just fine. I don't have any incentive to switch. And the issues I have with mozilla are still a...

    every time I tried to switch it was a huge hassle and there is an adjusting period. I like brave just fine. I don't have any incentive to switch. And the issues I have with mozilla are still a problem for me.

  8. Comment on Opera, Brave, Vivaldi to ignore Chrome's anti-ad-blocker changes, despite shared codebase in ~tech

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    I don't remember, but the one that stands out to me was some youtube video downloading extension many years ago. This was a while back. chrome came out in 2008, before that firefox was my main...

    I don't remember, but the one that stands out to me was some youtube video downloading extension many years ago. This was a while back. chrome came out in 2008, before that firefox was my main browser. Extensions lose support and I have to add/remove extensions all the time since then. (eg. adblock to adblock plus, to ublock to ublock origin etc) I don't remember every single issue / extension that I used from 10+ years ago.

    What parts of the Firefox experience have been bad to you?

    The two that I remember the most cause it was such a pain was the memory leak which caused my browser to crash all the time (has been fixed years ago) and how horrible the bookmark manager was. More recently, firefox lacked the features for tab sync and bookmark sync with my phone. I think that has been added though(not sure), I haven't tried recently since I've switched to brave and have been happy with it.

  9. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer from Symphonic Reunion - Release date March 3, 2020 in ~games

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    people keep saying that but how do they know that? Octopath did perfectly fine. and actually out sold square's expectations. People want turn based combat. Especially for a remake of a game.

    people keep saying that but how do they know that? Octopath did perfectly fine. and actually out sold square's expectations. People want turn based combat. Especially for a remake of a game.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Opera, Brave, Vivaldi to ignore Chrome's anti-ad-blocker changes, despite shared codebase in ~tech

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    like I said this was over the years like when chrome first came out I switched to chrome due to firefox's memory leak issues. the flash thing is obviously a non issue anymore. yep they either tell...

    What website still uses Flash?

    like I said this was over the years like when chrome first came out I switched to chrome due to firefox's memory leak issues. the flash thing is obviously a non issue anymore.

    Did you report it to the extension maker? It seems like it's on their side?

    yep they either tell me to use chrome or the problem is extensions dont exist in firefox.

    I think pushing other chromium-based browsers is just pushing Chrome mono-culture further. It's an evil that other browsers have fallen for because they're scared of going on their own and because of Google's killing grip on the web.

    I agree but none of the other browsers have a good enough user experience for me right now to accept the down sides. I spend so much time on a browser I'm not willing to over compromise on the user experience. Brave strikes a balance on privacy, ad blocking, and user experience for me. I don't have room to worry about their business model ethics too now.

  11. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer from Symphonic Reunion - Release date March 3, 2020 in ~games

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    and also the battle system.

    It seemed so authentic until the scene with Aerith

    and also the battle system.

  12. Comment on Opera, Brave, Vivaldi to ignore Chrome's anti-ad-blocker changes, despite shared codebase in ~tech

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    I've been using brave for over a year now and like it. Every time I decided to give firefox a chance I've had issues with it and ended up switching back to chrome in the past. From huge memory...

    I've been using brave for over a year now and like it. Every time I decided to give firefox a chance I've had issues with it and ended up switching back to chrome in the past. From huge memory leak issues from many years ago(fixed now) to certain flash content not loading, to certain extensions not working properly. I agree with the concerns that other people had with their business model, but I think it's the lesser of all the evils out there right now while still enjoying the user interface.

    I'm also not a fan of some of the more recent things Mozzila has done. Like the looking glass controversy, pocket integration and forcing Brendan Eich to resign.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What's your favorite videogame? in ~games

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    CSPromod was actually VERY good. But the announcement of CS:GO killed any momentum it had gained from the huge beta release they had. More recently, classic offensive mod was a good alternative...

    CSPromod was actually VERY good. But the announcement of CS:GO killed any momentum it had gained from the huge beta release they had. More recently, classic offensive mod was a good alternative too but didn't gain enough traction, and had a lack of dedicated servers.

  14. Comment on What's your favorite videogame? in ~games

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    one good example would be a good diablo 2 successor. I had a lot of fun playing path of exile and Torchlight I and II for a while. But those are few and far between. I've been waiting for a good...

    one good example would be a good diablo 2 successor. I had a lot of fun playing path of exile and Torchlight I and II for a while. But those are few and far between.
    I've been waiting for a good successor for a competitive shooter like counter strike for many years. But I don't think I'll see an indie studio making a game like that.

  15. Comment on What's your favorite videogame? in ~games

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    indie studios arent releasing the genre of games that I've been interested in

    indie studios arent releasing the genre of games that I've been interested in

  16. Comment on How capitalism killed one of the best video game studios in ~games

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    oh man that's gonna uncover some deep resentment.....

    What about CSGO and the longterm support behind TF2 and DOTA2?

    oh man that's gonna uncover some deep resentment.....

  17. Comment on What's your favorite videogame? in ~games

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    with the way the industry is nowadays its pretty normal I think for older gamers.

    with the way the industry is nowadays its pretty normal I think for older gamers.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What are your goals and accomplishments for this week? in ~talk

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    ive been meaning to schedule one too. It used to help a lot with my 6 day training sessions in judo + bjj. But I've been spending a lot of time and money fixing up stuff around my new house recently.

    ive been meaning to schedule one too. It used to help a lot with my 6 day training sessions in judo + bjj. But I've been spending a lot of time and money fixing up stuff around my new house recently.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on 2019 Macbook Pro review by Dave Lee in ~tech

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    their trackpad is the only reason why I still use my macbook over any other laptop. I wish there was some other trackpad out there that is even close to as nice as the ones on the macbooks.

    their trackpad is the only reason why I still use my macbook over any other laptop. I wish there was some other trackpad out there that is even close to as nice as the ones on the macbooks.

  20. Comment on Game of Thrones petition: 500,000 demand series eight remake in ~tv

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    remake it from season 5 and i'm in.

    remake it from season 5 and i'm in.

    4 votes