Saturday, August 25, 2012

Smell yo [chat]

You live in a world in which this exists.

I thought you ought to be aware of that fact.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

D3: Paragon Level 100 in 32 days /played

Diablo Patch 1.0.4 added Paragon levels to the game.  These are levels players gain after they reach level 60.  There are 100 Plvls.

Persons wondered how long it would take to reach Plvl 100.  Now that we have some hard data, we can calculate it.

According to Diabloprogress, two characters are currently at Plvl 17.  The patch went live yesterday around this time, so we can approximate that in 24 hours /played a character can reach Plvl 17.

Now we just do some math.

  • Two Players reached Plvl 17 in 24 hours /played.
  • XP required to reach Plvl 17:  318,240,000
  • 318,240,000 in 24 hours = 13,260,000 XP per Hour
  • XP required to reach Plvl 100: 10,454,400,000
  • 10,454,400,000 / 13,260,000 = 788 Hours
  • 788 Hours / 24 = 32 Days

So, given the current progress rates, in ideal conditions a player ought to reach Plvl 100 in 32 days /played.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Akin and Santorum: Legitimate Rape and Rape Babies

I’m trying to figure out why so many people are pissed at Rep. Todd Akin.

Granted, Akin said some reprehensible shit regarding women, and some goofy nonsense regarding basic biological facts of reproduction. He dug further by clarifying that he meant to say “forced rape” rather than “legitimate rape” because, in his mind, that is a meaningful distinction.

Yes, he’s a misogynist asshole who hates women. But that doesn’t necessarily go against the Republican party platform. In fact, it fits in rather nicely with the beliefs of other prominent Republicans.

Remember Rick Santrum? Remember how he said that Rape Babies Are A Gift From God?

That fucker went on to amass 255 delegates in the Republican Primaries.

Now, explain this to me.

Todd Akin: Women rarely get pregnant in cases of legitimate / forceable rape.

Rick Santorum: Rape Babies are a surprise gift from God.

Santorum got 255 delegates. Todd Akin is being asked to drop out of the race.

That seems to be fucked up.

I am not arguing that since Santorum was not reprimanded Akin oughtn’t be reprimanded either. I’m simply pointing out an inconsistency. Santorum and Akin both think women are birthing tubes. Santorum and Akin both downplay the impact of rape. They both hate women.

I don’t perceive any practical difference in what they said. With respect to this issue, Akin and Santorum seem like monozygotic twins in a rape victim.

And I doubt that Conservatives will abort either.

Monday, August 20, 2012

D3 Dev Drama

Kind of entertaining.

From this site:

Reddit thread:

D3 1.0.4 MF Changes: Paragon System

Introducing the Paragon System.

"With the Paragon system in place, we’re capping Magic Find and Gold Find to 300% (before Nephalem Valor)."




Once again, Blizzard takes a gigantic leap away from D2, and lowers the proverbial bar on D3's difficulty.

You invested time and effort crafting a gearset in which you had high MF and DPS? Fuck you, buddy!

You lazily wandered through the game giving no thought to item acquisition? Here, have 300% MF on us. Don't worry! You won't have to think. Just keep smashing monsters and you'll get it automatically.

Christ on a cracker this game is fucked up.

No metagaming.  No skill decisions.  No permanence to talent choices.  No MF gear.

It's as if they hate people who understand the game, and want to punish people who actually put effort into their characters.  You spent millions amassing a MF set?  Fuck you!  Your having MF and DPS on the same set made someone else sad.  So we're going to nerf your ass to make other people feel special.

When does Torchlight 2 come out?