Meandering Thoughts about Life and Gaming

Oct 20

dragonageconfessions:

CONFESSION: Seeing Isolde and Teagan interact always makes me wonder if they are having an affair. I’ve just always got that vibe from them for some reason.

Um Teagan WOULD NEVER sleep with Isolde. He’s just scared of marrying because he doesn’t want a harpy like her.

dragonageconfessions:

CONFESSION: Seeing Isolde and Teagan interact always makes me wonder if they are having an affair. I’ve just always got that vibe from them for some reason.

Um Teagan WOULD NEVER sleep with Isolde. He’s just scared of marrying because he doesn’t want a harpy like her.

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Oct 17

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shitrichcollegekidssay:

Michael Dunn was rightfully found guilty today for the murder of Jordan Davis and his face was all

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Asshole got what he deserved.  

(Source: the6thsiren, via bilbochan)

Oct 16

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lifeisacollage40:

rorke:

The most upsetting thing in the world is when people on tumblr post selfies that have captions like DAM I LOOK HOT, and they are like 14 or some shit.

So you kinda sit there like wow okay I didn’t realize I was following a baby. I need to unfollow you now…

That’s true. I’d probably find a way.   I think they would have blocked FACEBOOK though. LOL  

speedxkills:

queen—mary:

hapa8cellist:

spaghetticunt:

this is creepy as fuck, I’ll take 14

WAAAAAAAANT

Omg.


WANT THIS!!!

speedxkills:

queen—mary:

hapa8cellist:

spaghetticunt:

this is creepy as fuck, I’ll take 14

WAAAAAAAANT

Omg.

WANT THIS!!!

(Source: spott10, via catasticgemini)

rorke:

The most upsetting thing in the world is when people on tumblr post selfies that have captions like DAM I LOOK HOT, and they are like 14 or some shit.

So you kinda sit there like wow okay I didn’t realize I was following a baby. I need to unfollow you now  You are making me uncomfortable. 

If I was 14….I would not be allowed to have a Tumblr. I also would have only been able to carry a cheap flip phone instead of a smart phone.

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Oct 15

elementalfurybro said: Mr. Gaider, out of curiosity, how do you and the Bioware team react to negative fan feedback? I know when I see it on social media or other places it is upsetting to see due to early judgement and the fact that some of the comments are overly dramatic. You guys do work really hard on every game you put out and I believe it is something some people forget when putting out judgement. It is probably due to their high expectations of the game, as we all have,but sometimes how it is expressed is bad.

dgaider:

It’s not always easy to do, because we’re human, but we just try and remember that the ones most upset are the ones who are also the most emotionally invested. They hate because they love…which can seem pretty twisted, if you think about it, and it probably can be unhealthy if someone takes it to the extreme. And there is certainly no shortage of unhealthy people on the Internet, in just about every corner.

So you take a breath and try to maintain some perspective. You’ll never please everyone, and it’s part of human nature to speak more when you don’t like something rather than when you do…so we’ll always hear more from those who are upset rather than from those who are pleased. With the Internet acting like a megaphone, it doesn’t take very many of those people to sound like a lot—even to themselves. You could have ten people on a forum thread who are angrily complaining to each other, and someone will walk away thinking, “Wow! Everyone is so angry!”

Which is not to detract from the notion that there is also valid and valuable criticism to be found amidst all that. Which means, as a developer, you can’t responsibly just turn your back on it all even if that would be less soul-crushing. You want to see what info you can glean from it all, keeping in mind that whatever you read is probably going to be from the extreme hardcore (there are no “casual forums for people who kinda-sorta like games but paid the same amount of cash as those who will talk about it constantly for the next three years”). Again, being human, there’s only so much of it you can take even so…despite the notion most fans have that their opinion is a unique diamond, it can all start to blend together and seem like noise after awhile, and you can get irritated with that “many-headed hydra” and all its bitching and complaining.

That’s usually a good indication that it’s time to step back and tune it out for awhile.

Oct 14

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