Saturday, August 11, 2012

Remains of the [chat]

Want to buy a bed that an Olympian might have fucked on?

Remains of the Games is your one stop shop!

Friday, August 10, 2012

One minute of internet fame.

Asked a question on the official forums.

Received a blue reply.

Received a blue compliment.

It be on teh diablofans.

Woo minor victories!

D3: Patch 1.0.4 System Preview

The Developer Blog Preview is up for 1.0.4 Overall System Changes.


  • Magic find and gold find will no longer be averaged in multiplayer games.
  • Monster health will now be a flat increase of 75% health (per player), regardless of the difficulty in multiplayer.
  • No more enrage timers on elites.
  • Elites will no longer heal to full health
  • They are increases the health of normal monsters (but increasing the drop of magic or rare items by a factor of four), and lowering the health of champions and rares to shrink the gap between them.
  • They are adjusting fire chains and shielding, and REMOVING Invulnerable Minions.
  • They want to make all items that drop be good, however this is not something they can fully do in 1.0.4. However weapons of ilvl 61 and 62 can now roll damage that extends all the way to top ilvl 63 weapons
  • To help with the dual-wielding and two-handers, they will be adding a new set of stronger affixes
  • Reducing repair costs of high-end items by 25%
  • Legendary changes will have its own blog post
  • MANY more blogs to come covering the buffing of unused skills, and big improvements to wd pets.
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Community's Garrett doing Standup

    "I won an argument last week about pre-destination and Free will, using completely specious reasoning. Do I get no credit?!?!"

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    $10,000 at Diablo 3

    WishboneTheDog claims to have made $10,000 on the Diablo 3 RMAH.

    Here I thought I was special and cool with my $372.61.

    But, no.  I am a noob.  A fucking lame ass noob.

    Chick-Fil-A, Gays, and Moral Responsibility

    I want to comment on that Chick-Fil-A thing before we all forget that it ever happened.

    The President of Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy, said some stupid shit about marriage.  This pissed off the gays and encouraged some bigots.  In support of Cathy's statements, a bunch of ignorant bigots ate at Chick-Fil-A last week.  In protest of Cathy's statements, a bunch of non-bigots refused to eat at Chick-Fil-A.

    What I want to say about that whole situation is best articulated by this handy dandy chart:

    Since Dan Cathy gives money to anti-gay groups, and Dan Cathy is the president of Chick-Fil-A, part of the profits of Chick-Fil-A go to anti-gay groups.  Since we seem to have posited a link between consuming Chick-Fil-A and supporting anti-gay groups, my question is how that whole system works.  Let's go through each of the four scenarios in the chart.

    1)  You give money directly to an anti-gay group.  Clearly, this is an act of supporting anti-gay groups.

    2)  You give money to Chick-Fil-A.  Part of that money is given to an anti-gay group.  Given the ruckus that was raised, persons seem to think this act comparable to supporting anti-gay groups.

    3)  Suppose you give money to someone else, and they give that money to Chick-Fil-, which in turn gives money to anti-gay groups.  In this scenario you know they intend to purchase something from Chick-Fil-A.  Would this scenario count as supporting anti-gay groups?

    4)  You give money to someone in ignorance of how they shall spend it.  They give that money to someone else, who in turn buys something at Chick-Fil-A, which gives part of that money to an anti-gay group.  Have you supported anti-gay groups in this scenario?

    This all feeds into a larger conversation about voting with money, about what constitutes economic support.  If you buy a shitty chicken sammich does that mean you hate fags?  If you buy gas at a BP station does that mean you hate shrimp?

    While I do not know the answers to these questions, I do know what questions persons ought to ask before they hazard an answer.  The knee jerk reactionary nonsense that surrounded Dan Cathy's quote completely bypassed these ethical considerations and jumped right to "SHITTY CHICKEN SAMMICHES HATE FAGS ZOMG!!!"

    My stance is that both sides were asshats in this situation.

    The intolerant Christians were asshats because they jumped at the chance to support anti-gay groups via spending $5 on a shitty sammich, because they're lazy fucks.

    The persons who boycotted Chick-Fil-A were asshates for a different reason.  Yes, they took a stand...kinda.  But if you refuse to eat at Chick-Fil-A because "love the gays", but then each a bar of chocolate produced via child slave labor, or use a phone assembled at a Foxconn plant, or wear tube socks purchased at Wal-mart, or employ petroleum products, or ever purchase anything from any corporation that donates to the GOP, then you're just a fucking hypocrite.

    And that's fine.

    Just be aware of it.