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  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 2 days ago

    @Ohoni magic missiles hit automatically, so even firing them in the dark is ok. If more people did it, it's one of the few spells that would guaranteed work.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 2 days ago

    If you take an image that is really small (i.e. Pixel perfect screenshot from an emulator) and want to upload it without auto scaling that looses detail, just download the image and open it in MSPaint or (even better) GIMP (great open source photoshop alternative) and scale it there before uploading to the site. Then you don't have to rely on the scaler for the majority of the image resizing. Make sure to save as a png or something so it doesn't average details for smoothness in the saving process or post upload resizing.

    It may not show the glory of the old games like they would have looked on a crt or handheld LCD, but it will at least avoid the "eagle filter" look, and with some emulator fiddling those source screenshots can have scan lines, blurring of pixels etc.

    Also I'm not trying to tell anyone at the site how to do their job, this is just general information as I had this experience a bit when trying to resize an image for upload. If I was saying this to the people at usgamer, I'd be deserving of being called an ass hat. That is not sarcasm. You've probably gone through all that already. A lot of people don't know about gimp though and I love open source software.

    Really fun question of the week and I love the visual responses ppl are giving

    Posted in What's Your Favorite Sprite-Based RPG from the Era That Inspired Octopath Traveler?

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 3 days ago
  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    @jimbergevinjr14 You're not making a lot of sense. From claiming that " just because a business must put the needs of the business first doesn't mean that those in charge of the business always make the correct decisions when it comes down to that. Otherwise, no business would ever go out of business" (you're overgeneralizing; tell that to film developing companies) to arguing on behalf of Arena Net while also saying they made the wrong decision (you say wouldn't have fired the second employee) to saying you wouldn't stand by Bill Oreilly while also saying a business should because it makes them money.

    My original post was about being against improperly generalizing things and explaining that there is more to employer/employee-customer relations that purely financial ones. You're obviously thinking about this stuff a lot, and that's great, but you don't have a consistent position. I can't engage with you in a meaningful way if you keep going in circles. Thanks for staying civil and keeping the USG comments an interesting place for discussion.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    same thing for HitPoints in dungeons and dragons. Just because a higher level character has more HP, it doesn't necessarily mean they're hardier, it means they are better at dodging swords, etc

    Posted in Here's Why Nathan Drake Is So Good At Dodging Bullets

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    @jimbergevinjr14 I agree with most of what you said and it sounds like your personal experience is pretty normal.

    I can't quite agree with the statement "A business as an "entity" must always put the bottom line first and foremost in the list of priorities" because it's just too vague. Fox new let a serial harasser stay on (Bill O'reilly) because it was in their financial interest. You can argue letting him go was for money reasons as well, but that implies that you should keep people like that on and only removed once they become a financial liability. I can't stand by that kind of behavior or decision.

    As to you claiming "In this case, no review was really necessary. The facts were all there" is ridiculously overconfident. There is no way to know what went on behind the scenes. And for you to follow that up with "If anything, an argument can be made that Peter was a victim of mob mentality based upon today's societal climate and the nature of the other person involved in this incident" really undercuts your position that "In this case, no review was really necessary." You can't have it both ways.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    @Ohoni "I don't know that anyone was making generalized statements about employer/employee relationships that were not specifically focused on how it might apply to this situation."

    Literally a quotation from one of your comments:

    "No employee, regardless of gender, has the right to "tell customers to screw off." "

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    @jimbergevinjr14 "I have had the pleasure of kicking people out of a store for completely improper behavior that negatively affected the business as much as an employee acting like Jessica acted would have."

    Fuck just worrying about behavior negatively affecting the business; a customer repeatedly coming in and buying stuff from a specific employee and showering her with unwanted sexual comments is not harming the business, it's harming the employee. Private business has tricked people into thinking that the pursuit of money is more important that well-being of good people.

    "However, that's simply not the case we have here."

    I never said it was. There is no way for us to know that. We were not there for the firing, nor were we there to see what let up to it behind the scenes. We can make guesses based on what's been made public, but there is just not enough there to know for sure. What I do know is that justifying this behavior because money from customers is more desirable to Arena Net than backing up their employees or conducting a review is the wrong approach.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    @Ohoni I never applied it to the situation, I applied it to the generalized statements people are making about the relationship between employer and employee (and customer). I can't apply it to this situation because I was not there when the firing happened, nor do I know if there were previous events were that led to the firing behind the scenes.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 5 days ago

    are there tvs that support dolby vision that dont have netflix with dolby vision built in?

    im pretty sure my tv is the first gen of the LG oleds that supported dolby vision and its netflix app supports it, i have a hard time believing that's a feature they would've removed. maybe some of the projectors dont have it?

    Posted in Xbox One S/X is Getting Netflix Dolby Vision Support

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