While at work today, my wife told me over the phone that my 12 year old son beat DQ Builders' story this afternoon. Gotta say I'm proud- he beat a DQ game I'm yet to even touch (although as soon as I beat 7, Builders is my next conquest).
Incidentally,the dude's link leads to some tweet by someone claiming to be an astronaut. In fact, his link ain't no link- I searched the text of a tweet. And Google shows me nobody famous named astronaut Claire.
Wow... this is bizarre. Not to mention distressing, and unwelcome. What brought this on?
Whatevs. Find balance and acceptance elsewhere, you wont find it here, with that hair-trigger temper.
Still, good luck wherever you go.
I have no room to talk as far as hair trigger temper. I feel bad for going overboard on my own post, and frankly I want to apologize for my own statements. Had me a bad day, and when I saw that poser statement I blew my cork.
Seriously, what the hell is it about fandoms that bring about this holier than thou attitude?
"Oh, so you're a fan of something! Congrats! You know which Jedi scratched his balls in scene 3 of the first movie. You have the right to gloat since the Queen of England found you worthy of getting the key to the whole damn country of France. Go ahead with the moronic insults like noob and fanboy. You've earned it since you know which Jedi had jock itch."
And sorry if this sounds judgemental, but between video games sites, MTG sites and the egotistical weirdos I've met at my local game store, I just see a lot of it in the nerd realm. No, not everyone there, but enough for me to just wanna say that the reasons that D&D have a negative stigma have nothing to do with the religious over-zealotry of the early 80s. Its fine to have an opinion, a passion etc, but man, it just permeates gaming so much.
So if people feel like calling me a sheep humper, feel free. The life which I embrace has some lowlives too. I have a tattoo of the famous Yosemite Sam "Back off!" mudflap. Feel free to mock me for it. But I don't have any friends who spam boards deliberately insulting everyone as posers.
WOW! I've been playing DQ since 1989 as well, but if I called someone a poser due to less exposure, I'd be quite the especial touch hole.
Listen son, nobody is impressed by the fact someone has been in a fandom longer, and frankly people who do that are pathetic little $#!&tards that compensate their meaninglessness by being part of an "in" crowd. Sadly, they tend do get looked at as fringe. Don't mean to insult anyone hear, but that culture is why I seldom invite anyone at my local game store to my place to play MTG. Their culture is not mine aside from games.
No offense to anyone here, but your post embodies why I detest nerd culture. Pathetic watching a social outcast rant and rave while pretending their fandom bears merit.
I don't rip on anyone for liking hip hop, liking Star Trek or digging anything else I personally detest. But when you get to the point you $#!&@ like a toddler and act like a fandom makes you an important member of society, you've hit rock bottom.
I kinda miss the dark tone the shrine originally had when you stepped up to the pedestals to place shards. It had a proper dark tone. Now you have a cutesy fairy who operates the legendary and mysterious temple with the attitude of a fast food worker slinging you a Big Mac. Hell, the pedestal room is set up like a McDonald's menu to boot.
Overall, the changes were needed to smooth things out, but I wish they had picked a darker character to host things. Maybe a stereotypical wizard that speaks in semi-riddles. I'm ready to finish Ballymoral, and at least the dark tone there has been nicely kept intact.