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  1. ►►Re: MafiaUniverse's Mafia Championship, Season 8 - Nominations (vote here!)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    I only now realized that Frinckles represented Swirl, not Sc2mafia.

    I guess SC2Mafia hasn't even gotten a representative in the top4 of a qualifier game then.
    Correct, we suck
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    ►►Re: S-FM Eternal Conflict (Off Queue Game Ongoing)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    I thought Martin town and MM scum.
    50% correct. \_(ツ)_/
    You scared me early on. It looked like you were going to catch both me and yzb. Then things and stuff happened, and I was not caught

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    I didn't understand something btw. Why the speculation regarding whom did Mag check when there's access to dead chat via Noctiz-Helz? Also, why was I never invited to dead/spec chat? It was promised twice and I reminded thrice.

    Probably because dead chat in this game is actually part of the game. Replacements should be kept away from the in-game dead chat and quarantined in a spectator chat.

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    I like the human priest in this setup, and hats off to Helz for playing it like he did. Kinda makes me wonder, why disable LW's when there's access to dead chat anyways?
    Right?? I was very happy nobody noticed that lol, because I could speculate as much as I wanted. But tell us now, O dead ones, what truly happened? Was I right in thinking that Mag checked Helz on N1?

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    I don't like the day Vigi in this setup tbh. Your top townread getting shot like 5% into the day is not a great feeling and having that in a long game like this is no good imho.
    I mean, God didn't exactly act like I expected Him to act... Can you explain what happened lol @Wiisp ?

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    Btw, can I get my Leto II back? It's not like I didn't create it myself out of lazyness - it was literally impossible for me.
    You mean you don't have the password anymore? If so, you can PM me the password you want (and change it afterwards if you so desire).
  3. Forum:Setup Workshop

    Thread:Gold Rush (14p)

    Thread Author:OzyWho

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    [Ready for Review] ►►Re: Gold Rush (15p)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    I agree with this change. I wanted to make that changed too, but not for the reason you described but for getting an even number of players thanks to that 1-shot Vigi. I chose against to keep the setup as is in the Champs.

    Are you sure we want to add our own balance to it instead of keeping it as in Champs? (ftr, I don't want to host it - I wanted to add it on SC2Mafia because I thought that's an interesting thing to do)

    I personally view this setup by comparing it to Mountainous 15er. Mountainous setups are proven to be incredibly scum favored, all within 20%-27% range for Town. This setup adds power to the Town undoubtedly, but the question is how much? I think it's not as Town favored as D6, and D6 is fun - which is why I myself personally conclude that the setup is playable even outside the Champs. My range of playable is quite wide though, and I 100% agree that 1 less VT would be better in every way except it no longer being a carbon copy.

    What do you think of the win condition? Atm it's the only difference from the original. I just don't think that the MU's "Mafia win when overpower Town" is explanatory enough.
    Is there a real benefit to it being a carbon copy, though? Simply putting a link to the original setup in the OP should do the same archive work for the site, if that's your intent (unless I misunderstand your intent). I think making the setup more fun according to our standards is better if we want to play it on our own site. As for the setup's playability, it's borderline IMO, and I'm not sure everyone would enjoy it.

    The Mafia's wincon could use a "or have nothing possibly preventing you from doing so" to avoid dragging the game on for no reason when town loses majority and cannot gain it back through doc or vigi.
  4. ►►Re: MafiaUniverse's Mafia Championship, Season 8 - Nominations (vote here!)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Helz View Post
    @Marshmallow Marshall
    Could also support you if your interested. Your scum play last game was pro as fuck : )
    Thanks, but I fear I wouldn't be good enough due to my lack of constant free time... I'd spend all my time catching up or trying to do so, and I'd probably horribly fail to get townread no matter my alignment lol. So unless my life changes soon, I'll have to decline that.
    Plus, I did it last year, so it's time for someone else to go
    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but everyone who has went there came back far less active in FM or left FM altogether?
    For that reason, I'm against voting and pressuring someone to go.
    If anyone wants to go, let them, and if nobody wants then nobody goes.

    That being said though, there's only 3 players that I'd consider voting if I had to: Martin, SJ, Frinckles.
    -Martin is the most active and experienced outside of SC2Mafia out of these 3 imho.
    -Frinckles has been the only Sc2mafia representative who has been anywhere close to getting to semis. Even Blink, who won and survived as scum didn't get voted to the Top4 (also, role madness is he's strong suit imho). Even Distorted who had like 2nd or 3rd highest post count didn't get in Top4. Only Frinckles did.
    -SJ's performance in mountainous game on MU I envy. (Ongoing game ftr)

    Edit:
    MM and baker have little free time, Helz is banned, Mag would get banned. Nobody else active cones to mind.
    As stated in the OP, the candidate has to agree to go, and "pressuring" is a bit of an overstatement. I'm only showing my support lol. If he doesn't want to go, he doesn't have to. Last year, I believe he wanted to, though.

    In the terribly unlikely event nobody wants to go at all, I say we ban everyone and delete the forum
    But seriously, that simply won't happen unless the site is straight up dead, which it isn't. Proof is, we're talking here!
  5. ►►Re: MafiaUniverse's Mafia Championship, Season 8 - Nominations (vote here!)◄◄

    -vote Frinckles

    It is your destiny to win this @Frinckles , it is the reason of your existence. Embrace it!
  6. ►►MafiaUniverse's Mafia Championship, Season 8 - Nominations (vote here!)◄◄

    It's that time of the year again: the Mafia Championship is back! We have been invited to participate in it, along with many communities (150 is the number the organizers are aiming at). The tournament will be held on MafiaUniverse; here is the thread explaining how it works (link). You may also read the official invitation here (link).


    We have to elect someone to play in the Championship, along with a backup in case our representative cannot play anymore. Like for the previous season, there are conditions a player needs to meet in order to be eligible to represent us at the tournament. They are:

    - The representative must have played at least one FM game on Sc2 Mafia since September 2020 (8 months ago).

    - The representative must be willing to represent us and to play the Championship game(s).

    - The representative must have no criminal history pertaining to FM on Sc2 Mafia.

    Additionally, you must have played FM on this site to vote in this thread. And since I know you're going to try it again, I'll say it right away: smurf votes are not valid, you bunch of trolls :P.

    To place your vote on an eligible member, please use the standard voting tags: [vote]The member's username[/vote]. The winner will be our representative, while the runner-up will be our backup. Voting ends when this countdown does:
    [COUNTDOWN]11:00:00:00[/COUNTDOWN]

    And now, let the games begin! 1000 votes to hammer.
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    ►►Re: Website activity throughout the year◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by yzb25 View Post
    have you located the 'a' button on your keyboard? It is very useful for protoss I find. In fact, I like to take out all the keys aside 'a' and 'f1' so I don't get confused
    No, I hven't found it yet. Perhps tht's why I hve trouble.
    Quote Originally Posted by Frinckles View Post
    lol just macro bro
    Try outmacroing a zerg who knows how to play...
  8. Forum:Setup Workshop

    Thread:Gold Rush (14p)

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    [Ready for Review] ►►Re: Gold Rush (15p)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Helz View Post
    Doc is kinda the towns only real PR. Vig adds swing + self confirm while no flips break mechanical hunting and role cop detects PR which is mostly just a 'most likely town' result.

    Worst case for scum assuming successful NKs is 25% RNG risk D1, 18% RNG risk D2 and 10% RNG risk D3
    Best case for lynch (with NK) is 80, 76, 72, 2/3, and 57% on Mylo D5

    Regardless when scums best world is a 'chance to win D5 via tie if everything goes perfect' (to include TvT vig) I do not think its a very balanced setup in multiple regards. Although depriving town of mechanical information and peeks makes the game much more RNG?

    A bit of rambling for what its worth..

    -edit
    I think a larger concern will be the lack of conversation driving factors in a game that should easily be 6+ days. Balanced or not this game will totally depend on players creating their own conflicts which could get boring in such a long game..
    Mountainous games are perfectly playable and enjoyable. Weak PRs don't make a game boring; some would argue strong PRs do. And if town lacks conversation topics, it means townies are doing something very wrong lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Interesting. How do players get judged? I assume there's points associated with specific actions, which is kinda meh. It's hard to assign points to this game, because who did what is subjective, for instance who got X lynched or when to give someone points for finding Mafia. These things are hard to determine. So its usually just easier to give points for obvious things like the number of days you survived, the number of Mafia trains you voted, 'good night actions', ect.

    This works in the best case scenario, but in other cases you need to come up with an alternative method of scoring ppl, and tbh two things come to mind: requiring players to PM the host who they think scum is and giving X points to the player who figures it out first, Y points to the next, ect. The other one is to go through every possible scenario individually and decide which player was the most influential/helpful or whatever and assign different amounts of points to each of the scenarios.
    There is no perfect way to judge players individually because there are no purely objective and universally recognized criteria to determine a player's performance. It will always be subjective. The way the tournament works seems fair to me, since at least players aren't judged by a machine or through a rigid "performance grid".
  9. Forum:Setup Workshop

    Thread:Gold Rush (14p)

    Thread Author:OzyWho

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    [Ready for Review] ►►Re: Gold Rush (15p)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    @Marshmallow Marshall
    I think this is ready?
    It's the setup of Season 8 Mafia Championship. Originally they wanted a "counterclaim" setup where Mafia had a role cop. Not sure if that idea still is there without that role cop?

    Btw, have we gotten our invite yet?
    No, but you'll know when we do! And in the meantime, this setup can build the hype

    As everyone has already pointed out, the setup seems a little town-favored if we look at the numbers. However, the TPRs are quite weak, especially given the lack of role flips and the absence of last wills. It's going to be hard for town to build a PoE based on VT and PR claims. Therefore, it might not favor town too horribly, although it probably does a little too much.

    I suggest removing one VT. It would make it so that scum can win on N4 instead of on D5 LYLO if everything goes perfectly well for them, which is already more than fair for town, considering many things could go "imperfectly" for scum.
  10. Forum:Signups

    Thread:S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)

    Thread Author:OzyWho

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    ►►Re: S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Helz View Post
    There is no cow level : )
    BLACK SHEEP WALL
    ALL FOLLOW MY LEAD
    CHOO CHOO
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    ►►Re: Website activity throughout the year◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Frinckles View Post
    I prefer Zerg
    HERESY

    PVZ IS MY WORST MATCHUP
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    ►►Re: Why politics isn't the problem◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by aamirus View Post
    Dictatorship is the best government, but only as long as the dictator is a top tier level human.
    That is only temporary, though. It's very rare to see two good dictators in a row.
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    ►►Re: S-FM Eternal Conflict (Off Queue Game Ongoing)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Magician View Post
    God your so naive.
    @Marshmallow Marshall

    You aint this Bally as scum.


    -vote Bahkieh

    Id vote this before the afk scum comes in and hammers.
    Unless this is plurality only.

    -vote Bahkieh


    Good thing I had time to come back before EoD. I'm pretty sure what I said about Mag having checked Helz is true though lol
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    ►►Re: S-FM Eternal Conflict (Off Queue Game Ongoing)◄◄

    Well, I have to go. Not sure I'll come back before EoD, although I'll try. My stance is pretty stable anyway.
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    ►►Re: Why politics isn't the problem◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Yeah, but if you antagonise your populace too much you're not gonna rule too long.
    Correct; that's why you have to end up... becoming democratic.

    Also, I'm not sure Wasteland 3 is a good example for real life politics
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    ►►Re: Why politics isn't the problem◄◄

    Given the overwhelming positivity of this thread, I'll just reply to one simple thing....

    Dictators need a base of support, it's true. That base of support is never the people for a long time; it usually is the military and the police.
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    ►►Re: S-FM Eternal Conflict (Off Queue Game Ongoing)◄◄

    @Dark Magician welcome back!

    About you being """confirmed""", that has been addressed a long time ago. Mag's D2 list of reads wasn't placing anyone strictly and clearly above others like he would have done if he had a check. This means he either didn't check (quite unlikely) or checked the N1 kill, Helz (very likely). As you pointed out yourself, he put you on a level similar to the level of a flipped PR (therefore a non-check).
    It's funny you're pushing the exact thing Martin was pushing lol: the DM check theory, even though it was disproven. It goes exactly with the Martin/Rhand world from last day, where Martin has been pushing a world where his scummate is "confirmed town". Given that I might not be able to come back online before EoD tomorrow, I think I'm convinced enough to place my vote. May @Wiisp have mercy upon me lol

    -vote Dark Magician
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    ►►Re: S-FM Eternal Conflict (Off Queue Game Ongoing)◄◄

    @Dark Magician welcome back!

    About you being """confirmed""", that has been addressed a long time ago. Mag's D2 list of reads wasn't placing anyone strictly and clearly above others like he would have done if he had a check. This means he either didn't check (quite unlikely) or checked the N1 kill, Helz (very likely). As you pointed out yourself, he put you on a level similar to the level of a flipped PR (therefore a non-check).
    It's funny you're pushing the exact thing Martin was pushing lol: the DM check theory, even though it was disproven. It goes exactly with the Martin/Rhand world from last day, where Martin has been pushing a world where his scummate is "confirmed town". Given that I might not be able to come back online before EoD tomorrow, I think I'm convinced enough to place my vote. May @Wiisp have mercy upon me lol

    -vote Dark Magician
  19. Forum:Signups

    Thread:S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)

    Thread Author:OzyWho

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    ►►Re: S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    Today it's now a month since this 9p setup has opened. Probably half the signs have forgotten about it.
    @Marshmallow Marshall
    What's the common practice here? To keep waiting?
    The common practice is that FM Staff uses its infinite wisdomlogic to determine whether or not the game should be skipped
    Here, since the lack of players is quite obviously not due to a lack of interest in the setup, but rather to a lack of players, it'd be quite ridiculous to skip the game imo. The other game up for signs hasn't been any more successful in attracting signs anyway.

    I suggest we invite more people to sign so that we can play this
  20. Forum:Signups

    Thread:S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)

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    ►►Re: S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Frinckles View Post
    Somebody join I need moofia
    I concur, we need more cows to play moofia
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    ►►Re: Imagine going to Vegas for gambling◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by RebeccaKerr View Post
    Now this will be a big dream for me. With these COVID-19 restrictions all around the world is very hard to travel.
    Hi
    Have you read the thread's OP lol
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    ►►Re: The line between obsession and dedication◄◄

    "Obsession" is a word with a very specific, technical meaning, not to be confused with its general use of "thinking a lot about something". If one does not see the distinction between the two meanings, he is going to diagnose everyone with an OCD for having interests, which is obviously wrong.

    Yzb, I have the exact same behavior with unrelated things while studying, and it doesn't make me obsessive, since it doesn't prevent me from doing what I have to do. And if you do literally anything but what you have to do and that it prevents you from doing what you have to do, you're not obsessive, you're just too lazy xD (and you're not alone in that...). That's just a matter of discipline. Easier said than done, I know, but I don't see another way - and self-diagnosing with """"OCD"""" certainly isn't one.
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    ►►Re: can jailor's execution blocked by escort?◄◄

    https://sc2mafia.fandom.com/wiki/Mec..._Night_actions

    Executions are blockable. Whoever said this may have mistaken "detains target" for a description of execution.
  24. Forum:Circlejerk

    Thread:A joke

    Thread Author:Stealthbomber16

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    ►►Re: A joke◄◄



    FAKE NEWS
  25. Forum:Circlejerk

    Thread:Google bad

    Thread Author:OzyWho

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    ►►Re: Google bad◄◄

    OH now I get the reference XD

    Um yea I can see the... possiblity of misinterpretation. I wondered what the hell was wrong with you tbh lol, sorry
  26. Forum:Circlejerk

    Thread:Google bad

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    ►►Re: Google bad◄◄

    @theoneceko That was a joke..............................
    Haven't you read the thread's OP? Lol
  27. Forum:Signups

    Thread:S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)

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    ►►Re: S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by theoneceko View Post
    imagine signing up for this shit game LOL. what a joke

    *not bashing host, just marshmarrOw for thinking he's actually doing anything relevant by overseeing forum mafia... uWu!!!
    Well if people enjoy playing it and I do too, it must be meaningful in some way, eh? As for those who don't enjoy it...
    DOWN WITH HERETICS
    BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD
    SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE

    Quote Originally Posted by theoneceko View Post
    no u
    Quote Originally Posted by bakermir View Post
    aw MM I would sign but I will be havin busy IRL these days, I hardly participated in the past two games. I will start playing again once I have more time. I really want to play both Last Hope and this actually but.. T_T
    Aw ok then, gl with whatever you're up to now
    Quote Originally Posted by RG Brownie View Post
    /sign
    ALIEN DETECTED
    Hi
  28. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:Ultra nerdy question

    Thread Author:Helz

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    ►►Re: Ultra nerdy question◄◄

    I have no idea. All I can say is that the French themselves don't know why clocks are like they are.
  29. Forum:Circlejerk

    Thread:Google bad

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    ►►Re: Google bad◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by theoneceko View Post
    *get banned for SPAM.*
    BANNED FOR SPAM!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by theoneceko View Post
    thx to aami, im fuwully aware of how boring my spam is. bowever, idon rly care. spam is just spam, right???
    would you be making excuses, self-justifying, and rationalizing?
  30. Forum:Signups

    Thread:S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)

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    ►►Re: S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by theoneceko View Post
    INCOHERENT, UWU'S,, UWOWU,, HEWWO!!!

    HEWWO???
    HEWWO!!!

    UWOWU HEWWO!!@!
  31. Forum:Signups

    Thread:S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)

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    ►►Re: S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)◄◄

    incoherent screaming
    @Frinckles @Mike @Auwt @theoneceko @bakermir GET BACK HERE AND SIGN >=O
  32. Forum:Setup Workshop

    Thread:S-FM: Belly Crisis

    Thread Author:louiswill

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    ►►Re: S-FM: Belly Crisis◄◄

    I am so thoroughly confused... What is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orpz View Post
    Even if the theme of your game is illiteracy, your setup is expected to follow the conventions of proper English grammar. Exceptions will be granted only to non-native English speakers.
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    ►►Re: Frost Giant Studios vs Dreamhaven◄◄

    Frost Giant seems to have the good defectors from Activizzard, which is a very good thing. What they claim to be their goal is also highly interesting. If something comes out of it someday, I'm quite likely to give it a shot. As for Dreamhaven, well, I had to doublecheck what they had said on their page because I realized I didn't remember anything. When I doublechecked, I realized it was because they weren't saying anything...

    Frost Giant 2-0
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    ►►Re: S-FM Eternal Conflict (Off Queue Game Ongoing)◄◄

    /exist

    Still waiting on DM's slot's defense if there is any; if not, I'm going to vote it before EoD comes. I'm not a fan of Bahkieh's utter silence considering the situation, which would definetly be satisfying for scum!Bakhieh, but since noone has spoken at all, it may just be the fact the game kinda died...
  35. Forum:Punished Players & Appeals

    Thread:Appeal Ban

    Thread Author:Wisco103

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    ►►Re: Appeal Ban◄◄

    @Wisco103 Moved thread from Forum Mafia Reports & Appeals, as this is about the Arcade game.
  36. ►►Re: Totally not a setup but I need a place to scribble : )◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by aamirus View Post
    “Identifying what works for you”

    Only thing 90% of people read and then just use confirmation bias because someone you thought u were scum reading for a good reason flipped scum even tho ur reason was dumb
    Well then, be your own worst critic and listen to constructive criticism from others. If you're not ready to do that, you're probably not ready to read a long guide either, so this is a non-issue.
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    ►►Re: Dumbest movie you've ever watched◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by MaShY View Post
    The Day The Earth Stood Still (200. Yes, Keanu's in it. Look how they massacred my boy.
    Did you just say Keanu?
  38. ►►Re: Totally not a setup but I need a place to scribble : )◄◄

    Don't you vandalize this beautiful section with stuff such as "logic" or "reasonings"! Only brainless sheeping allowed here :P.
    (Moved to FM Discussion)
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    ►►Re: Doublethink◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Helz View Post
    @Marshmallow Marshall
    Would you care if I used this in some paraphrased form in a guide?
    Sure!
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    ►►Re: The line between obsession and dedication◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Helz View Post
    By this definition almost everything I take on in my life is certainly an obsession.

    Some days I wish I was different. That I could experience things more casually or at least get obsessed with fewer things so I can accomplish the projects I start without them growing into things that consume my life until I have to walk away for periods of time. If there is some 'disorder' label in line with having compulsions to be obsessive in things that interest me I most certainly have it. But then again I also love it.

    I am curious though. Does any one else have this 'problem' or am I actually as abnormal as I think I am about it?
    Fair. "Harm to an uncontrollable or very hardly controllable level" would probably be a better definition.
  41. ►►Re: Whats the appropriate ethical treatment in education for immigrants?◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by Helz View Post
    Spoiler : Spoiler because tangental to the topic :

    Something occurred to me the other day. I always saw immigration as a moral good at the expense of the accepting society. But that it also removed motivation for worse off society's to progress. The 'good' people who want a better life no longer need to create that life where they live. They simply leave that negative environment because a better one exists. On the same note the 'better off' locations control immigration to maintain their situation as 'better off.' I kinda figured it was natural.
    But then a few days ago I realized this imbalance is preserved by controlled immigration. That if it did not exist society's could potentially equalize and along with it motivation for progress could be restored in the worse locations. This is a very socialist view to take with absolute loosers and winners in the short term but I kinda wonder how differently we could function as a species if those barriers we consider so normal did not exist. If they are something that causes the issues or if they are simply a result of human nature. Almost in line with Buddhism its almost like the drive to 'have' makes others 'have nots' or something.

    Kinda half cooked thought there but I figured it was worth rambling about.

    I also wonder where you can draw the line. Its easy when your talking about people as numbers to set a point where help will stop being given but it feels almost impossible to do so for the individual for me. I kinda feel like thats the entire conversation on immigration in general. I don't think as a society we could ever have an agreed point of limitation. That part does feel like just a factor of human nature now that I think about it.
    Indeed, it's very difficult to tell someone who needs help "sorry, we're full" on an individual level. But not doing it causes even greater immoral results. That's why you have to think in terms of numbers when you're thinking about management for the State, without forgetting each number hides a person who has human needs to avoid falling into the trap of treating immigrants (or anyone else) like they're machines.

    ~~

    About "porch pirates", here's more or less where I stand: https://medium.com/@swamy/https-medi...s-fc00aefc362a
    Rule 5: "Concern with ethics increases with the number of means available and vice versa."
    If one lacks the luxury of a choice and is possessed of only one mean, then the ethical question will never arise; automatically the lone mean becomes endowed with moral spirit. After all, what else could be done?

    It's nothing new: Les Misrables already used this thematic long ago. So no, I don't think anyone is a lesser human being for being a porch pirate, as long as they actually need to be.
  42. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:Crying vs Complaining

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    ►►Re: Crying vs Complaining◄◄

    I'm not a specialist of English, but "complaining" is more rational and more noble, so to speak, than "crying". "Crying" has an infantilizing character, while "complaining" does not.
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    ►►Re: What kind of Art are you into an why?◄◄

    It's not WoW level at least, is it? The only good things in WoW are the graphics and the music. It truly is a beautiful game. The story and the gameplay, though...
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    ►►Re: The line between obsession and dedication◄◄

    Obsession begins when something takes so much of your mental space that it harms your ability to do other things. If FM harms your ability to work (or perhaps more accurately, to live well economically speaking), study, or be with your family, then, like with literally anything, you should probably rethink your relationship with it. It's not specific to FM, to games, or to anything, really: there's a balance necessary to everything in life. For example, working so much that you cannot ever be with your family is unhealthy, and so is the opposite (since you're broke lol). The only exception I see to this is if you really see something as much more important than the rest because you have an highly important mission to accomplish. A president absolutely should care more about the people in his country than about his private life during his time in office, because it's what he's signing up for when he's running for presidency.
  45. ►►Re: Whats the appropriate ethical treatment in education for immigrants?◄◄

    - Give them appropriate services to help them learn the language if they don't already know it, which means additional courses if they don't pass a test. It's not discrimination: the same would happen to natives who don't pass tests.

    - Make sure there is no actual discrimination in the system and fine severely when compelling evidence is found to put a stop to it.

    - Give them the necessary school supplies for free if they cannot afford them. Without them, they can't learn well, and they shouldn't have to sacrifice stuff like food either.

    If all of this is too complicated, too costly, or if the immigrants fail to get a job once they come out of the system because there are no more jobs, then it means the state cannot afford it and should simply tighten immigration restrictions by lowering the maximum amount of refugees and of economic immigrants who lack qualification. That is the only way to avoid problems for both immigrants and the state. Else, the state ends up with a ton of trouble (unemployment, high costs due to lack of ability to help immigrants, etc.), and so do the immigrants (poverty, inequalities due to lack of education, higher risk of criminality due to socio-economic conditions, etc.).
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    ►►Re: What kind of Art are you into an why?◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    They were though. They were the same Blood Elves we play in TFT.
    After The Fall of Silvermoon, they were cut off from their source of magic to which they were addicted to. Now calling themselves Blood Elves due to their now corruption - they pledge themselves to follow Illidan who in turn promises them more magic than they can imagine, later in TFT campaign when they save him.
    Nice. Well, I never got to play TFT because my key for it was broken... It's a good story though ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    When WC3 came out, I thought the RoC Campaign was art - just so so beautiful. (Not so much anymore though)

    These days, the only things I find so beautiful as to call them art are well constructed sentences that convey an idea, and the thoughts processes behind it, well. Go figure. \_(ツ)_/
    Yes, the WC3 campaign absolutely was art. The Silvermoon missions were just great. It's sad High Elves never were playable .
  48. Forum:Signups

    Thread:S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)

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    ►►Re: S-FM 326: Matrix6 (9P)◄◄

    Checkmate.

    Even more checkmate.

  49. Forum:General Discussion

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    Someone may think it's a waste of internet space and an useless weight on the planet due to the environmental damage datacenters cause.
    Or perhaps that's just the amount of trolls and bots on YouTube. \_(ツ)_/
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    We must construct additional pylons.
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