Star Citizen - Chris Roberts, lots of spaceship porn, lots of promises


#6517

Golly, AP, no. I welcome the out-of-the-blue sea change that will transform our curmudgeonly corner of the Internet into an all-embracing virtual paradise, where anyone can post without being challenged or – God Forbid (and I mean that in the most secular way possible, or if you aren’t, then respectfully mindful of your religious background) – experience anything that might make them feel uncomfortable and left out.

So I figure that the Star Citizen thread is a good place to start! After all, if we can manage to cheerfully and respectfully discuss this filthy fucking con without losing our probiotic lunches, well then, that’s certainly a good sign!

Have a great day, AP! And hey – have I ever told you that I love your metal thread? Well, I do! Take it easy, man!

the bass, the rock, the mic, the treble…


#6518

Are…you okay man? Did you fall on your head or some such?


#6519

Here’s a .gif that I hope brightens your day, Brian! Have a good one!

actually it’s a .jpg. Sorry!


#6520

…I’m scared. Did I fall into the mirror universe? Does scharmers now have a goatee?


#6521

I more or less always do!


#6522

Hey @scharmers I can contribute! Everyday I pop into this topic and usually wind up smiling just a little bit. Then I look up at the bright blue sky, smile again and say “Thank you lord, for giving me my anti-kickstarter funk when this was first introduced”


#6523

I don’t have dog in this fight, but I was impressed with how the Stardock lawsuit thread focused those wanting to gnaw at it away from those wanting to discuss the game. Perhaps something similar should happen here.


#6524

That picture is actually perfect, because it shows that, while friendship can indeed be magic, it is not (and probably should not be) actually devoid of Discord.


#6525

I know that there are a lot of Doctor Who fans here too so I didn’t want them to make them feel left out

And great idea on splitting off the Star Citizen thread! That way folks can trade their spaceship .jpgs in peace without having Derek spearing his white whale all over the place.

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#6526

Yes, please. This should become the standard on QT3.


#6527

Gosh, I am so glad you agree! You know, we could have two sets of gaming forums. One that is wild-west and everything goes. The other that is super-moderated, po-faced, and focused on keeping topics well within inclusive and welcoming guidelines, no digressions allowed, darn it!

Huh. Kind of sounds like having simultaneous accounts here and at The OtherD(U)VJASP9Xspsx9*ds

NO CARRIER

-or-

We can just all realize that threads can get out of hand on Qt3. They get preempted. And usually not on purpose, as in “You know, I’m bored, I’m going to go shit up a thread today”. “Or, X just posted on Guro Waifu Game X today, better go post cat .gifs to drown them out.”

It’s more because something strikes someone’s fancy in a weird way. Or makes them feel strongly. Or reflects an old groupthink. But we’re not complete assholes. If someone posted in this thread that they were looking forward to SC, that they’re willing to ride the storm out, and gave good reasons why, they probably wouldn’t be drowned out. Maybe looked at as being a little slow or gullible, but hey.

But dropping in as a full-on SCitizen with steely “IN CHRIS R. WE TRUST” attitude is basically waving a catnip-enhanced string in front of us old timers who have seen scams come and go. We can’t help but paw that.

NOTE: None of these rules apply to Derek. Derek is an old-school hater from the, well, old-school. Some of us have toned down since alpha-male posturing of the USElessNET days, but not Derek. Alternate threads won’t work. He’ll find them.


#6528

I find it amusing that merely the suggestion of trying to have a more civil atmosphere around here is enough to totally break scharmers’ brain.


#6529

Not interested in becoming part of the pod/prozac people. Nor do I see an massive influx of Cool Nerds resulting from filing down all of Qt3’s sharp edges. Regressionist, I know.


#6530

Entirely possible that you are right. Does that make the attempt worthy of mockery?


#6531

I tried to change my little avatar tag to “I’m with scharmers” but apparently you gotta do these jobs custom. So let this be my little scream into the void.


#6532

Well he certainly will if you CALL HIS NAME THREE TIMES. :) You might as well sacrifice a goat above a Battlecruiser 3000 AD box!


#6533

frothing rage

calm calm calm

level tone

I know exactly what you mean. :)

EDIT: I did not realise there was an actual serious discussion on this topic elsewhere. I apologise if I have offended anyone who was expressing opinions there - my comments were very definitely not aimed at you but I appreciate that was unclear.


#6534

Could someone help me remember, who will be doing this “super-moderation” again?


#6535

I mean ideally it would be me, lording my SJW Perfection over the filthy Sexist Slopebrow Crowd mightily, swinging my progressive ideals in their scrunched up faces in a not-at-all-phallic metaphor.

I mean, I assume that’s the end-result of the ongoing discussion, right? Cuz man, if not, I’m super gonna stop talking about it.


#6536

All right, seconded. Motion carries! All hail Armando, our new Arbiter of What Is Proper. And I mean really, hail him, or you’re getting banned so fast.