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Columbia University professors refute ICC and UN Gaza famine claims
  • I hope this kinda response is blasted from the rooftops, maybe make sure it's on a billboard during the fall when prospective students are being showed around. Let high-schoolers across the country know that Columbia University supports genocide and is willing to use their reputation to spread misinformation.

  • Threats of terrorism in the U.S. are 'more diverse and difficult to counter'
  • I don't know if diverse is the right word, considering most of the perpetrators are white, male, and right-wing. Difficult to counter is also a real funny way to write "refuse to counter because our counterterrorism organizations have already been infiltrated by right-wing white males."

  • Biden to take sweeping election-year action shielding estimated 550,000 from deportation
  • I fucking hate half-measures like this. Yeah, if you're one of the 550,000 saved from deportation, or one of the few hundred thousand that got your college debt forgiven, I'm sure it feels great. What would be objectively better is to actually fix the problems requiring these patches. Biden's made no progress on education cost reform, and has made negative progress on immigration reform, making these kinds of actions pure political theater.

  • Kamala Harris: Hamas Committed Horrific Acts of Sexual Violence on Oct. 7. We Will Not Be Silent
  • Weird that she's very vocal about the acts supposedly committed by Hamas, but is staying completely silent about all the sexual assault being committed by the IDF against Palestinian women. Almost like she's a massive fucking hypocrite.

  • Diablo 4 tried to repackage Diablo 2's grind for the modern era, but series overseer Rod Fergusson says the "consumptive nature of a live service" made it unfeasible
  • At the very least, FromSoftware continues to prove that level scaling is not a requirement. I honestly think that without their influence, we would have seen a lot more adoption of the practice. It's the kinda brain-dead idea that comes from an MBA who's sole focus is reaching the widest audience possible.

  • Diablo 4 tried to repackage Diablo 2's grind for the modern era, but series overseer Rod Fergusson says the "consumptive nature of a live service" made it unfeasible
  • Eh, it sounds to me like they're saying "we tried to imitate D2 exactly, but people don't want it anymore." That's just flat out a lie though, because they didn't imitate D2 at all. In the article, the mention that a player could conceivably take years to drop specific "uber uniques." While true that it would take a lot of time to drop it naturally, D2 had a pretty robust trading economy in it's later years. Unless you were specifically going solo, you had the option to save up. It took time, but it was a goal that was accomplishable on ladder.

    Unless they changed it when I wasn't looking, uber uniques are not tradable in D4 at all. I'm not necessarily going to argue for or against that, it's a game design choice, but it's specifically not the choice made by D2. Obviously players aren't going to want to grind for years for a specific item, but they never had to in the past.

  • Diablo 4 tried to repackage Diablo 2's grind for the modern era, but series overseer Rod Fergusson says the "consumptive nature of a live service" made it unfeasible
  • I agree that an item-filter would have been a nice addition, but with Blizzard you have to take a hardline #NoChanges approach. Otherwise you'll get something like the WC3 remaster, or every Classic WoW expansion. They did add a few small additions after the remaster was released, like Helltides and some new Runewords, but they're all thankfully ignorable if you want to.

  • Diablo 4 tried to repackage Diablo 2's grind for the modern era, but series overseer Rod Fergusson says the "consumptive nature of a live service" made it unfeasible
  • I mean, releasing one of the worst ARPGs of all time isn't exactly a triumphant launch. I think D4 is fine now that it's effectively become a sequel to D3, which is why I tried to use the past-tense as much as I could, but D4 was only received well by casuals. Every ARPG fan I know and every content creator I watched played it for like 2 days, realized there were deep systemic issues, and dipped.

  • Diablo 4 tried to repackage Diablo 2's grind for the modern era, but series overseer Rod Fergusson says the "consumptive nature of a live service" made it unfeasible
  • It's really sad that Blizzard has no idea what makes D2 a great game, especially considering they just released D2R so we can relive the glory for ourselves. D4 on release was nowhere close to D2, it was more like a toddler trying to make an MMO.

    In D2, you can feel your character become more powerful with levels alone. In fact, gearing basically doesn't matter for most of normal difficulty, it's almost entirely level focused. D4 scales content to your players level, meaning every level you gained made you weaker. No shit people didn't want to go for a long XP grind, who wants to continually grind to do less damage?

  • Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic
  • Wonderful to see our country is continuing our tradition of nonsensical psy-ops designed to exploit a tragedy and inflict as much harm as possible. I'm glad there's no consequences for a nation abusing their power in such an egregious manner.

  • guess I'll die
  • Most Americans don't realize that the U.S. is by far the easiest developed country to immigrate to, by a country mile. It's still an incredibly difficult feat, but our standards are really, really low. For most developed countries, you'll need to have a specialized, useful education, a significant amount of capital on-hand, a clean bill of health, and you'll need to learn a new language.

    My "plan" for a Trump election is to try and get a student visa to complete my PhD in neuroscience, and then I'll overstay and escape to the European wilderness as an illegal immigrant. I wouldn't hold my breath for a promise of asylum.

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