Jewwk of Shuu
 member, 46 posts
 "I cast: Pro: Sandwich"
 GM: "But WHY?!"
Tue 23 Nov 2021
at 13:08
Re: Do details no longer matter?
The new WoT tv series is...disappointing...to say the least.

This is why I largely eschew the idiot box; they produce dreck like this. :\ :(
ShadoPrism
 member, 1391 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Tue 23 Nov 2021
at 13:24
Do details no longer matter?
I been ordering from door dash lately. The service is fine its just I get breakfast from MC Ds and the one they use is full of idiots.
Take this morning, ordered cream and sugar, 2 Large coffees, and a chicken bisquet, got the bisquet, got two coffees, medium but the lid was not put on one right, so most of its coffee is in bottom of bag, also both were ice cold, so no telling how long those were sitting outside. Got no cream or sugar.
Not getting the cream or sugar is something that happens allot, or I get some random stuff I did not order, like salt and splenda.
I tried to call the store when they Really fouled up my order the other day, (got an Empty box that was supposed to have my chicken bisquet in it) but no one there will answer the phone.

I can't drive right now, my foot is injured, otherwise I would go over there and give them a piece of my mind and maybe the messed up bag of coffee.
BlackWater
 member, 12 posts
 You lose! GOOD DAY, SIR!
 Yep! I got issues!
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 05:49
Doordash
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 1954):

Next time it happens, don't go to the store direct.  Report it through Doordash.  Take a pic with your phone in case they need it.  Had things like this happen a time or two, they'll usually credit you the missing and/or damaged items.  Least they have for me.  Both the app and the website have an option to do so (can't remember what it lists as off the top of my head).
ShadoPrism
 member, 1392 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 13:37
Doordash
In reply to BlackWater (msg # 1955):

I do that everytime, gotten lots of credit to though one time I got a full meal comp cause all I got was coffee and a bag of paper towels, nothing else. It just seems to be getting worse not better. But I love the food so I keep trying.
BlackWater
 member, 13 posts
 You lose! GOOD DAY, SIR!
 Yep! I got issues!
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 14:09
Doordash
Yeah, I feel ya - it's why when I order from a place I know and love that, when the order is wrong, I just go all 'feelsbadman' and pout.  Then try again next time.  Sometimes being a creature of habit is horrible.
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 3227 posts
 Member before Oct 2005
 THE GLASS IS HALF FULL
Sun 5 Dec 2021
at 08:59
Facebook Ban
This never ceases to amaze me.  Players ghost a game for weeks and a scenario they should have been active in ends.  Suddenly they appear, donít read around threads but make a post as if theyíre in the middle of the action when the storyline has ended but they think it stopped to wait for them to return which it did for a week or so.  People donít pay attention, like I tell all, read from your last post down to the last post in the thread before you post so you donít miss any reactions.  Come on read the PMs and OOC, Player discussion threads etc too.  To live a game must move on even if they are a slow paced game!  To live a game must have active players!  Have some consideration of you fellow players!
ShadoPrism
 member, 1393 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 5 Dec 2021
at 20:27
Facebook Ban
In reply to ladysharlyne (msg # 1958):

sounds like someone has a REEEEALLY slow thought process if it takes them that long to respond to a post made weeks before hand.
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 3234 posts
 Member before Oct 2005
 THE GLASS IS HALF FULL
Sun 5 Dec 2021
at 21:12
Facebook Ban
No itís just that they donít look in or do and donít post.  When they decide to go back to posting they donít bother to see what the storyline is at and just post whatever they wish.

This was just a vent.  Iíve been GMing for over 15 years and it always happens so I vented.  Vent over Ö deep breaths thatís it deep breaths vent over.
Fyrerain
 member, 112 posts
Thu 16 Dec 2021
at 21:40
Facebook Ban
Two days of finals down, one more to go. Today's students -- at least in our district -- aren't as capable as back when I was in school... or even a couple generations after. Instead of two days of three finals each, it's three days with two finals each.

And now some moron has posted a ticktok (misspelling intended; that format is a parasite on society) challenge for school violence in school tomorrow, putting schools across the nation on high alert. The idiocy never stops.

Finish your dumbed-down finals and go on Christmas break already. Don't screw up the rest of your life proving what an utter sheep you are!
GreenTongue
 member, 1065 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Thu 16 Dec 2021
at 22:30
Facebook Ban
In reply to Fyrerain (msg # 1961):

Maybe they just don't see how learning to conform, follow directions and basic fundamentals are going to make much difference in their future minimum wage job.
This is especially true if all the jobs are going to be replaced by AI and robots anyway.
phoenix9lives
 member, 1076 posts
 GENE POLICE!  YOU!
 GET OUTTA THE POOL!
Thu 16 Dec 2021
at 22:39
Technical questions
My stepdaughter was refusing to go to school friday because some yaboo threatened to shoot the place up.  My wife told her this morning that she's going; they caught him.  I believe expulsion was the course of action, plus charges preseed.
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1582 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Thu 16 Dec 2021
at 22:45
Technical questions
As someone who has been thru a school shooting (Lindhurst High, '92), if there was ANY suspicion that someone had an actual plan to bring a gun to school, my kids STAYED THE FRUIT HOME.

Considering my kids STILL went thru one actual shooting and one lockdown that ended in the kid getting dragged off before he could fire a gun, I do not regret my stance on them missing a day for safety.
phoenix9lives
 member, 1077 posts
 GENE POLICE!  YOU!
 GET OUTTA THE POOL!
Thu 16 Dec 2021
at 23:49
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
Used to be you would walk through a student parking lot, and pass by a few trucks with rifles and/or shotgun in the back window.  You would think nothing of it because you knew those students went hunting before or after school.
GreenTongue
 member, 1066 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 01:40
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to phoenix9lives (msg # 1965):

Back then kids had responsibilities not just privileges. You were not reminded at every turn how "bad" you have it compared to "others". So unfair, ought to get even.

This message was last edited by the user at 01:45, Fri 17 Dec 2021.

Fyrerain
 member, 113 posts
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 15:40
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
I'm glad to hear they caught the instigator of this latest "challenge." I hope the kid and his parents all get some extensive counseling. There's still a chance now the kid can get his life back on track.

This message was last edited by the user at 15:40, Fri 17 Dec 2021.

phoenix9lives
 member, 1078 posts
 GENE POLICE!  YOU!
 GET OUTTA THE POOL!
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 22:07
Technical questions
Rumor is that one of the schools in the district where I work, the high school my stepdaughter attends, found guns on site.
GreenTongue
 member, 1067 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 23:04
Technical questions
In reply to phoenix9lives (msg # 1968):

It's crazy that they feel the need of them. Jamming more and more kids into a single facility to save money, has other costs. I remember going from a school of hundreds to a school of thousands. From personal experience, the outsiders are ganged up on not joining together. More people gives more bullies. More bullies give more people preyed on. At least one will feel the need to fight back or get even. I don't see how, without surveillance and AI, this can be addressed with the staffing and funding at their current levels.
phoenix9lives
 member, 1079 posts
 GENE POLICE!  YOU!
 GET OUTTA THE POOL!
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 23:54
Technical questions
I was one of those outsiders who got bullied by everybody.  Even other outsiders.  But, I never went out to kill my tormentors.  I thought about it.  A lot.  And quite creatively, I might add.
 Since I had a chemistry set, Encyclopedia Britannica, and my grandfather's medical encyclpedias....
GreenTongue
 member, 1068 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 03:11
Technical questions
In reply to phoenix9lives (msg # 1970):

As the numbers go up, one in a million becomes when not if.
bazhsw
 member, 49 posts
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 19:05
Technical questions
Has anyone else experienced the phenomena of 'games I am really interested in joining' only being advertised when one does not have the time to committ to them?  I'm sure it's not the case in reality but it feels like my free time and games I love the look of are in two entirely different orbits!

The second part is a vent about myself and maybe some self reflection - as the years go by I am finding myself more and more picky about what I'll apply to - to the point of self exclusion really.  At one time I am sure I would overlook a lot of things that make me pause now.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1396 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 19:53
Technical questions
In reply to bazhsw (msg # 1972):

Yeah I get the second half pretty well.
I have not played a game here in over 2 years - I just come in for the forums these days. Mostly as no game interest me anymore. .. sign I am getting old I think...
donsr
 member, 2468 posts
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 20:05
Technical questions
it has nothing to do with getting old?  its getting wise..the  games i am in  have been around. some games I joined  were former players who started  a game and asked if i would join to 'get things  moving'

 any who have seen my posts  about this know, i have a short list for games i would join, no matter  how much i Like the concept ( Micromanaging  CS, and making players wait months to play..yeah..not happening!   detailed  step-by-step posting rules for colors  ect...nop...the list  is short..byt important to me... you're  going to spend the one thing you can't get back...Time... it should be worth it.)
bazhsw
 member, 51 posts
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 20:15
Do details no longer matter?
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 1973):

Age may be part of it for me too.  Don't know whether I am being overly discerning, but as donsr says there is a certain wisdom in knowing what you'll enjoy and what you won't.  I do feel like I am suffering from 'Goldilocks' syndrome though where everything has to be 'just right' and we all know what happened to her!

I guess part of it is that I remember the relatively few things that are a turn off or led to a poor experience and they become bigger than the years of fun, rewarding roleplay experiences.
GreenTongue
 member, 1072 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 20:50
Do details no longer matter?
The "Enjoyment / Time" calculation. Unfortunately, all to often, doing nothing provides enough enjoyment.
I keep eyeing the newer narrative style games as having a better ratio but hard to find people that share that interest. So many different genre and even flavors within a genre to reach a consensus on.
As was said, with all the choices, 'Goldilocks' syndrome is strong.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:50, Wed 29 Dec 2021.

ShadoPrism
 member, 1397 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 23:53
Do details no longer matter?
Truthfully I don't even look anymore - like I said above, I am just here for the forums anymore.