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61  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: October 28, 2014, 11:12:10 PM
Well it should take shape if it's a good review, so I don't agree there.

I will agree I liked a positive, negative or neutral scoring system better, which we actually do for DLC content.
62  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: October 28, 2014, 10:39:17 PM
I'm saying that personally, for me, the concept of attaching a score to a review and expecting it to be any way accurate to your expectations is inherently flawed. As I said, they could be higher or lower for the complete opposite reasons you yourself would give it.

Asking for such a thing to be "accurate" is quite laughable really. :P

As a reviewer I won't even say I hate attaching these scores, because in truth I don't even think about them that hard. I just spent hours trying to write a witty, interesting, informational review for a game I spent even more hours playing, and people expect me to sum it up in a couple of digits? No, I don't think about them very hard. I just go by rough amounts to how I feel, with perhaps a little more care given to the "Overall" score, because that's the one people are going to look at hardest.
63  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: October 28, 2014, 10:23:37 PM
Surely if your looking to form an opinion on the game to sway your buying choice, reading the actual words within the review will be infinitely more helpful than a number?

For all you know the game could have a great score but for all the reasons you hate that the reviewer loves, and you would never know until you read the review.

I mean, let's be honest here. Reviews are given easily digestible scores along with the actual review itself because 1) A lot of people are lazy and don't want to read full reviews 2) Game companies want alluring numbers to put on their advertising.

64  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: October 25, 2014, 07:30:28 PM
Lots of things.

I'll put it in spoiler tags.

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The ham fisted anti-deforestation plot. Nearly as bad at the anti-abortion episode.

Why did the tree fairies need the little girl to speak through? Why torment her with visions. Did they abduct her sister, or did they just return her from elsewhere? The subplot with her sister makes no sense.

The governments top-notch plan to take care of the forest problem was to BURN IT DOWN? The entire planet is now a forest and your bright idea is to start a forest fire? In the middle of London? Though the entire population of London seems to have disapeared any way, so it doesn't matter.

Clara seems like the worst teacher ever. Not only does she tell people in her special needs class that they have no imagination, she also allows for overt bullying of the other students.

No body needed to be there! Absolutely no intervention was nessecarry. If the Doctor didn't just so happen to land on that day, He probably never would have known.

How would everyone on Earth "forget" the time it was completely covered in a dense forest? It's not like you can miss it. And this is the Imformation Age, it will have been recorded a million times over.

Clara made absolutely no sense in this episode. Her characterization is all over the place this season. Was she seriously going to let a group of innocent school kids to be burned to death for no other reason than that they would miss their mums and dads? Isn't her incredibly annoying boyfriend Danny an orphan? How would he feel about her saying that?

65  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: October 25, 2014, 04:42:07 PM
I thought it was the worst episode I've seen in a long time. :P

I don't know how you could find it good, really. :P
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 24, 2014, 09:33:36 PM
You're a married man Grim!

I'm telllllinngggg
67  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 22, 2014, 01:53:54 PM
Maybe fun wasn't the right word. Amusing perhaps?
68  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 22, 2014, 01:13:56 PM
I assume this wasn't meant to be locked or put into some sort of quarantine cause someone used a homophobic slur so I've unlocked it.

Be free my pretties!

Is it weird I wanna tank my rank in League of Legends from Gold to Bronze V just because it looks so fun down there.
69  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dice plays FF7 (Sponsored by Maxx) on: October 21, 2014, 04:24:17 PM
Fury makes you take more damage but your limit goes up really fast.

Sadness makes you take less damage but your limit fills up really slowly.

I was playing an FF7 hardhack and Sadness was practically required due to the flat damage reduction :p
70  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: October 21, 2014, 02:42:17 PM
Yeah! I thought of Dice when I saw her as well xD

Have you seen Gone Girl yet Dice? It's an awesome movie.
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 20, 2014, 03:32:51 PM
Theodore is mine! You can't take him away from me!
72  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 20, 2014, 01:42:04 PM
Bought a new teapot today! It's adorable.
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 18, 2014, 06:44:09 PM
What she did to my hair was nothing short of murder anyway.
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 18, 2014, 05:45:56 PM
Haha, well, there you go. Officially not a psychopath.
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 18, 2014, 04:37:07 PM
Here is a conversation I had with my hairdresser today.

HD:"What are your plans for tonight?
Me: "The in-laws are coming tomorrow, so I have to clean."
HD: "Oh that's nice!"
Me: "Is it? Is it really?
HD: "Well...uh...so, where abouts do you stay?"
Me: "Just up the road, you know the nature reserve?"
HD: "Ohhhh, the one with the duck pond! Well, if the in-laws are that bad at least you can go do something."
Me: "Yeah, drown myself in the duck pond."

Yeah, I'm not looking forward to this.
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