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by Glorious
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

Didn't Mei from Overwatch get some HK fan art? There's still time to put a cosplay together. Yeah, there is a deliberate campaign now to try and get her so associated with HK in the fandom that Blizzard will overreact and officially do something to the character. I'm serious. There's an unbelievabl...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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Krogoth wrote:
I'm more interested to see the number of refunds for Blizzcon 2019 tickets.


I'm even more interested to see if Blizzcon 2020 is even held in the US. :lol:
by Glorious
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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tanker27 wrote:
Anyways I'm done. Been a good talk.


Yeah, don't sweat it. We're cool.

I know I always go all out, I'm like constitutionally incapable of doing anything else, unfortunately. But it was always about the argument and never about you.

So, yeah: Peace.
by Glorious
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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If you boycott Blizzard for this incident and also happen to be an Apple user and don't boycott Apple for essentially the same thing THEN YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE! Let me get this straight, your "point" here is that, contingent upon a stipulation, we're hypocrites? Seriously? Especially when, ...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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But Blizzard just did business like all other businesses do. Do and tell the US one thing and China another. We all know this is happening daily, hourly if you will. Some of us ignorant to the fact, some not. It took an incident like this to educate everyone that this is how business is being condu...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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I just commented because I had the impression some people were claiming that in any case Blizzard is inherently wrong to sanction, whether because it's China (deserves automatic oppose) or HK (automatic support). ...OK? On second thought, I don't remember if it was in this thread or articles or dis...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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Blizzard, instead of knee-jerking, could made a considered decision and then made an actual apolitical statement to the effect of: "While we are aware of strong passions in these trying times, Blizzard is a gaming company and these events are about gaming. That's why we have rules--rules that a...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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Because they cannot upset the cash cow! This is the bottom line for Activision-Blizzard. But don't you see? If that is so, why were you against another cash cow (the US market) trying to affect that bottom-line? That's literally the point: If China can wave the almighty dollar at Blizzard, so can W...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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Ignoring the specifics of this HK-China-Blizzard case, the core idea behind "no politics" rules does make sense. Even when it's seemingly or factually obvious whose side one should pick. If it is faithfully and equally applied, of course it makes sense. However, in this case, that's alrea...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

To be even more clear: Why am I going off? Because Blizzard is taking the totalitarian line here. No, I don't actually mean the Chinese line, the current political line of the Mainland Government that is why this is all happening, not just in esports, but sports and basically everything else. No, so...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

Bro, your position here is incoherent: I just assumed we all understood all of what you said would happen if Blizzard didnt kowtow to China. I feel American businesses should never capitulate to any other country, ever! But that's not what is happening. Either this has nothing to do with Blizzard ca...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

I feel American businesses should never capitulate to any other country, ever! But that's not what is happening. This is openly delusional. And, to be clear, I say that as an esoteric individual who doesn't exactly agree with the first sentence! I would absolutely NOT say that American Businesses s...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

and that leads to the hypocrisy! Ad naseum, if you are going to boycott Blizzard for something that had a rule against to begin with then you need to boycott other businesses that do business in China This is nonsense. This is predicated on the potential of China (as a GOVERNMENT) "boycotting&...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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Where my opinion diverges is that I think it's unacceptable. And my opinion is the that the real hypocrisy is Blizzards, not this make-believe demand of Topinio and tanker27. 1. Blizzard spoke out of both sides of its mouth, almost literally! They said one thing in English, and another in Chinese. ...
by Glorious
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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Link please. Why would you even assume I'm making this up? Are you completely unfamiliar with this sort of subject? This sort of thing happens all the time. :roll: I still stand by my comments. If you are going to "boycott" one company for something they had a rule against to begin with O...
by Glorious
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

tanker27, in case you don't understand the context of Waco's comment, Blizzard said something very different in their Chinese language Public Relations. They explicitly said that they were protecting "national dignity". It's not a baseless conspiracy theory, and this kind of thing is very ...
by Glorious
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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to keep China British --This is directed at Krogoth, playing off of Ned's Monty Python bit-- If the Mainland "loses" on HK, that means China is indeed "kept" British--it is a victory for the westerners. To a certain extent, "winning" isn't so good either. It means the ...
by Glorious
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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This whole controversy is just symptoms of the growing pains that China has been experiencing in the past decade. The current government fears a repeat of the Qing Dyantsy's twilight years. China has a long history of massive upheavals and civil wars. You're nuts. The mainland vs. HK thing shores u...
by Glorious
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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This thread should probably be in R&P. I agree, but I posted what I did before anyway because, well, where we are now with this site.... I kinda figured it didn't matter for much anymore. But yes, you're right. Anyways, yes a little heavy handed. But rules are rules. If it was just the guy who ...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 4936

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The crazy thing is that the two casters had nothing to do with the guys statement, they had no idea it was coming and literally ducked on camera when it happened . It didn't matter. They were fired too. Whether or not the statement is "wrong" those guys were completely innocent. They are b...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

JBI wrote:
Toddler: Oooh, nice little bed for my beanie baby!


That there's the thing about humans of all stripes and sizes: don't under or OVER estimate their powers of ingenuity. :lol:
by Glorious
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

Yeah I should have said "completely block it". It's U-shaped (ish) and the vents are sloped. In order to really close it off you'd have to custom build something... ...whereas, with a ps4, there are plenty of compartments in home entertainment centers that are -JUST- big enough to snugly s...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

especially in a "thermally challenged" environment like a console. Yeah, that weird vented V-notch on the top is probably because Sony has tapped out: Yes, people are -STILL- going to shove these things in containments in which both sides are blocked. FINE, YOU WIN HUMANS, the darned thin...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

You too. I'm not even like mad man, just perplexed at the vehemence. If anyone takes my advice and their ps4 is suddenly all whack or whatever, I don't know, tell me? Until then, how did this get so serious? This is an electronic box-thing that allows annoying twelve year olds yell racial slurs at ...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

HOLY OVER-REACTION BATMAN! You're the one who hasn't checked SMART data to prove your point, yet make recommendations which may destroy the data of other people. I mean, I can't, because as I repeatedly said, no I don't have a SSD in my PS4 And I was, you know, at work. :roll: I mean, wow. Do you ev...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

Stay Glorious, Mr. Glorious. Not gonna change now , no. Still, you're watering down the initial warning, and I think that's because you realize that maybe you went just a little overboard. ;) PS4 came out in 2013, so we're at 6-years old at this point. The console market definitely exists on a 5+ y...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

I read in some PS5 article that because of the SSD, they'll be able to remove a lot of item copies because SSDs don't suffer from the access time junk that HDDs do. Yes! As I said, having the OEM -ONLY- provision with SSDs means that this automatic baseline assumption goes "poof!" Which i...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

System updates, which seem to happen every week. System and game updates happen in the background, while the system is "Sleeping" (usually when I'm at work, and the system updates itself and needs a reboot before I can play a game). I'd definitely be worried about write-amplification, bas...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

PS4 doesn't support TRIM protocol, so SSDs die an early death on PS4. I suggest PS4 players to just stick with hard drives honestly. If PS5 is really designed for SSDs, then they'll handle TRIM correctly I've never heard of that being an issue, and likewise I have no idea about TRIM support. I do k...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 3181

Re: PlayStation 5

PlayStation 3 allowed easy drive swaps. I don’t know about PS4. You can change the internal drive on the PS4 easily: https://support.playstation.com/s/article/Upgrade-PS4-HDD?language=en_US Plenty of people (again, relative: it's a small minority of overall PS4s owners) are opting to self-upgrade i...
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