starcrunch061

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About starcrunch061

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    Family, Games, Dynamics (complex and p-adic), Teaching Mathematics

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  1. Huzzah! I've canceled my classes for tomorrow (legally), and am now officially free and clear for Thanksgiving break!

  2. I hope you're right. After posting that, I did remember that EA made some changes, but I haven't played the game, and the info I've gotten on the benefit of those changes has been mixed, to say the least.
  3. Gordon Lightfoot Sometimes, I think it's a sin when I feel like I'm winnin' when I'm losin' again
  4. I find it humorous that you equate "thinking for yourself" with "sitting in an echo chamber". Of course a review is "subjective". However, you conflate this with "arbitrary". They don't mean the same thing, but it's the easy out for the enlightened thinkers on the internet...not to think. And I stand by my statement: there is absolutely NO qualitative difference between agreeing with bad reviews 100%, and dismissing bad reviews out of hand as "arbitrary". None whatsoever. Physician, heal thyself. You waste your time.
  5. Why are the reviews "arbitrary" or "butthurt"? The answer: because of your own narrative. There is no qualitative difference between agreeing with the reviews 100%, and dismissing them out of hand. None. You both "fail at the internet" (whatever that meme means).
  6. I agree. There should absolutely be an expectation that a game will remain available for longer than this.
  7. While I know you're joking, I'm glad you said it, because I was getting pretty tired of the "who cares?" nonsense, too. Of course people care. That's why they're here (or, at least, I hope that's why they're here). And while I spoke facetiously above, I actually do care about my plats, and the plats of others, and silently judge them based on observation. But I don't create narratives about their whole lives based on their plats.
  8. I got one: I was a sophomore in high school. I was in math class. I sat behind who I thought was the most beautiful creature in the world (Nancy), and we were really getting along. I had good friends sitting on either side of me (Tim and Chuck). In front of Tim was Beau, a guy who was dumber than a box of rocks. I've always been good at math, so naturally, I did fine in a high school math class. On one exam, I ended up getting a high score (100). Nancy did well (90+), but Chuck and Tim did poorly (60-70). So, I'm not one to lord it over people, so I didn't brag. But ultimately, my score got out to Tim. He then looked at me, and said, "Well, at least I'm not Beau; he got an 8!" I started laughing...and cut the loudest, most giant fart in my history. The whole class bursts into laughter, and since I'm the only one no longer laughing, everyone knows it was me. In fact, even people outside the classroom heard, and were laughing. It gets worse, though. Our teacher was a foreign fellow without the best grasp of English. He looks at me, and says, "Mr. Starcrunch, just cut it!" Of course, he meant, "Cut it out", but this complaint got the whole class laughing again. Then, to add insult to injury, he follows up with, "No - don't cut the cheese! Cut the nonsense!" I've never been so humiliated in my life. Needless to say, any chance at the beautiful Nancy went up in smoke. Further, word got out, and my life in high school sucked for the next few days. Good times...
  9. By the way, if you are a solo player, the seasons make it worthwhile. You can get some pretty awesome stuff from playing in a season.
  10. That is definitely not true. I'm about to collect $10 for getting 10 plats. If that rate fell to $5 for 10 plats, they would be devalued.
  11. ...and your avatar is the cure! Dead Wish 12 - The Fall of EA That post is so stupid, too. It reminds me of when Bart brings his report card home to Homer, with all A+ grades, and Homer says, "You know, a D turns into a B so easily. You just got greedy." I mean, seriously, give the game an 8. Praise it, with light criticism of the loot boxes, and it probably flies. What power has the community shown? I mean, if there is a large drop in sales because of this, I'll agree, but my guess is that people will still buy the game. Most will put it away after a few days. Some will buy the loot boxes. I don't believe that in the least.
  12. Yup. Back in the college days. It was really painful at the time. But at the same time, we were both entering college, with a lot more freedom, and mistakes were made. Certainly you're right, but these things happen. That's why pencils have erasers.
  13. I want to play this, too. I remember reading about it some time ago. It's the FTP one, right?
  14. I've been lazy with plats, and lazier with posting in this thread. PLAT #241 - STAR OCEAN: TILL THE END OF TIME I always got a kick out of the title of this game. It should probably be 'Til the End of Time. Unless you're actually tilling fields at the End of Time. I loved this game back on PS2, and mostly loved it on PS4, except for the crashing. About a minute later I earned: PLAT #242 - STAR OCEAN: INTEGRITY AND FAITHLESSNESS This game is mediocre as hell, and a stain on the franchise. I had hoped to plat both of these with Star Ocean: The Last Hope, but OH MY GOD THAT GAME IS SO BORING!!!!
  15. I actually think it might be better to ask which games have 100,000 owners, and then marvel at the ones that don't. For example, I was surprised that FFVII didn't have 100,000 owners myself.