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Slovakia PM Fico no longer in danger after assassination attempt
  • More likely they will use it as an excuse to do what they did even harder. He already gave out some instructions for future steps and those instructions were pretty much "carry on with what we started".

    Media and oposition is widely continued to be blamed.

  • MassivelyOP Interview: Wayfinder’s AJ LaSaracina on the Echoes transition, launch, and long-term plans
  • I guess it is better than shutting down but can't help feeling a bit sad and a little betrayed about this. I bought in because the MMO-lite promise. I understand the vision was too big for the new situation but scaling down to single player is going back on everything. I wonder why they didn't keep the matchmaking at least if it is considered to be added in again at some point.

  • Why do men call their father their "old man", but their "old lady" is their wife?
  • You said your lid and seat are totally independent - suggesting you can leave the seat up but close the lid. Idk what toilet you have but if I want to close the lid, it is impossible to not put the seat down. It's like saying to turn a page on a book while leaving the current page visible - it's impossible.

    Anyway this is completely stupid conversation at this point. Definitely didn't have malicious intentions or being stupid (or maybe I'm being stupid, stupid people rarely know they are stupid). I feel like I'm being trolled myself tbh. So lets just shake our headsbin unison and carry on.

  • Why do men call their father their "old man", but their "old lady" is their wife?
  • That makes no sense to me tbh. If you are trained to keep the lid down, you are alerted immediately that something is off if the seat is up - you clearly see into the toilet and see that someone forgot to put it down.

    If you are trained to only have the seat down and lid up, then the change between seat up and down is not significant enough to notice and stop muscle memory to sit and fall in.

    Maybe I'm not understanding you but lid down is a foolproof way to not fall in from my perspective. My wife converted to the lid down way and doesn't complain

  • Gunman Who Shot Slovak PM Linked to Pro-Russian Extremist Group
  • Most Some of hid lackeys are blaming oposition and media for this since the news broke. No idea if he had a change of heart, but I doubt it. I can only see hin doubling down.

    If he switched sides, his political career is over - there would be nobody left to vote for him. Pro-Russian naratives got him back to being PM

  • Announcing Wayfinder Echoes - Forging Our Own Path (online-only game soon to be playable offline)
  • Wayfinder had both. There were these randomly generated dungeons akin to Warframr instanced missions or Destiny strikes, but also had a open world zone with events and such for a more MMO feeling. New bigger zones were of course promised along with mounts. Raids were mentioned, as were guilds and guild housing and other social features.

    I get the desire to have a game playable offline, it's valid. And maybe the game will end up being enjoyable as single player. But that's not what made me personally interested. But oh well, my bad for buying into early access, I was due to get burned on it I guess. At least I went for the lowest pack (I did try asking for a refund but I played a bit, so not having high hopes)

  • Announcing Wayfinder Echoes - Forging Our Own Path (online-only game soon to be playable offline)
  • You can play with friends, but not just matmchmake with randos when your friends are not online or not playing the game at all (or not having friends). You miss the organic moments when you are having a fight in open world, you are loosing and suddenly some dude charges in and saves the day. You can't join guilds (promissed feature) and engage in a community, potentially make new friends to do the aforementioned activities with so you don't have to play with randos. You miss the feeling of being a part of greater world, when you just see someone else in the game. Or the ability to ask for help in map chat. Also ongoing support and updates.

    Funny you should mention V Rising too because while I'd probably play solo, I'm more likely to find a server to play on along side others than just playing on my own server alone or offline (not sure how this works therr tbh).

    Simply put, I'd miss those things you experience in MMOs. Wayfinder was fun when populated. Much less so when there was nobody to play with.

    I was promissed an MMO lite that would become an MMO through thr development, but getting a single player game instead. I wish the game and the devs all the luck but I can't help but feel betrayed - much like majority of gamers who expect single player game but get live service one.

  • Slovakia's prime minister injured in shooting
  • There has just been report that surgery was concluded and he is concious. Not sure if stable or not

    edit: as per another member of the government his state is no longer considered life threatening. I'd include source but it's in Slovak, so no good for most people.

    Edit: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-69016687?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=664512d06a13b132383a41d6%26Slovakia's deputy prime minister says he believes Fico 'will survive'%262024-05-15T19%3A57%3A26.195Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:2abaf015-4995-46e3-a839-812e76e11de5&pinned_post_asset_id=664512d06a13b132383a41d6&pinned_post_type=share

    edit: so actually stable, but not completely safe is the actual state of things. Life is still in danger, but stable. Next few days are critical, apparently he also takes blood thinning medication which complicates things. But internal bleeding was stoped

  • Announcing Wayfinder Echoes - Forging Our Own Path (online-only game soon to be playable offline)
  • You are asking if it could be same experience as an MMO-lite without being online. Think about it.

    Core gameplay will stay, yes. And sounds like they changed quite a bit. But if you were promissed an MMO-lite and are getting a single player game...

    I hope that it is notnthe exact same game but offline, because it will not hold up. There are different expectations from a MMO and single player game.

  • How to ease up the return to GW2

    I thought I'd try GW2 after years of not playing (last I played was PoE era, bounced off fully before Icebrood saga) and finally managed to get into it!

    I used to live and breath this game and while I was not what you'd call "hardcore" player, I knew about everything going on. Now I'm totally in the black which is weird. I try not to get it to me, I just play through the Icebrood saga story now and try my best not to open inventory and achievement tabs etc to not get discouraged. GW2 was always a bit convoluted, but with so much added in the meantime, it's much.

    How do you deal with this? What would be your recommendations for me to "ease into it"? What should I engage after getting my groove back in the story? How to dip my toes slowly into buildcrafting? What new systems should I check out?

    Bonus question: would you expect the xpacs to go on sale anytime soon? Next one should be around the corner by now, no?

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    Albion Online European Servers announced

    I know many people were waiying for this so thought I'd share.

    I don't play Albion much, fresh start might be interesting but not keen on regrinding stuff... How about you?

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    Paganism @lemmy.ml illi @lemm.ee
    Any good recommendations for books (or other sources) on pagan traditions and beliefs?

    I'd br interested in what you'd consider a good book (or other sources) on various pagan beliefs and traditions that you would recommend.

    I'm personally interested in European pagan traditions - be it Norse, Celtic, Germanic, Slavic (bonus points for Slavic!) - but would love to leave the topic open to others as well, just to make it interesting for people with different intrests.

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    Can someone ELI5 for me how Piped works?

    So I mostly transitioned to Piped and ever since I was wondering how it works. I read up on it and while I get what it says, I still don't feel like I really understand...

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    Does watching on Piped count views and such?

    So I considering switching to Piped, but I'm wondering if the views (or other metrics) are counted on Youtube itself. I don't like the idea I'm kinda "robbing" the content creators I enjoy...

    I think I know the answer but would like to know for sure.

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    Anyone has the famous reddit story with the immortal snail?

    There was this legendary comment on reddit to a thread asking people what would their plan be if they were immortal and got milion dollars, but there was a superintelligent immortal snail also with milion dollars who would want to kill them. I was trying to find it but as far as I can tell OP removed it. Does anyone here have it and could post it here by any chance?

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    Any alternatives to Google Photos?

    I'm starting my degoogling journey (mostly looking into the various options at hand) and I was wondering what hood alternatives to Goohle Photos is there? I'm specifically wondering about a service that would double both as a cloud storage and a gallery with a timeline and such. But currently it's only cloud storage backup (or Instagtam-likes, which is bot something I want) as far as I can tell?

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    Wayfinder Early Access Showcase
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    Anybody else unreasonably excited for this one?

    Looks like a really fun MMO-lite with potential and plans to lean more heavily into MMO elements. Pretty much looks like fantasy Warframe with cream on top. Monetization looks fair as it is published by the same guys that did Warframe and I think they have a good reputation for how they do their monetization.

    No wipe after EA ends so this is pretty much early launch, though it will eventually be F2P after official launch.

    Actual showcase starts at around 00:30 mark.

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    Palia Gameplay First Look
    www.youtube.com Palia | Official Gameplay First Look

    Join us for a first look at Palia gameplay featuring host Trisha Hershberger, Game Director Aidan Karabaich, Lead Narrative Designer Olivia Frias, Lead Produ...

    Palia | Official Gameplay First Look

    Didn't watch it all yet, but looks like Fantasy Sims MMO. Thoughts? Anybody excited? Doesn't seem like my cup of tea, butlooks interesting enough for me to at least try it.

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    How safe is open source software? What are the general benefits?

    So with open source software more on my mind lately I was wondering - while I get the benefits of transparency and such, how safe is it? If the source code is available to all, isn't it easier to breach for people (like the recent cookies hack)? If I'd have an open source password manager, would it be easier for people to get my passwords somehow than if I use something not open source? Do I just not understand how software works in general?

    And what are other benefits that may be not so obvious to someone not so knowledgable about this?

    Edit: thank you all for really insightful answers! Among other things I also learned just how much I don't know :)

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    Issue with subscriptions

    I'm having some issues with subscription list view when it wouldn't load for me at all moat of the time, I got "null check operator used on null check value" message with a reload option that doesn't do anything? Anybody else having this issue? Any way to fix? I have two accounts logged in if that makes any difference.

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