And when I said decentralization is the future, it wasn't grumpiness either. I meant it, and in the global sense. Decentralization is the future of the global network, Internet as we know it today will become history. Going forward in time, any lists vetted by administration are a rudiment, just like the concept of administration itself.
Sometime later (at indefinite point) I might post an elaborate thread in "Thy Flesh Consumed" backing this opinion/theory of mine. I am not in hurry, either.
For example I found the fight on the stairs at the start of MAP03 a bit frustrating since I don't use mouselook and so the restricted visibility made things difficult for me, but I found the overall experience to be fuckin mint as you may have already inferred.
Sorry, man. I was a bit worried about the archvile being too frustrating but I found the fight really fun so I wanted to keep him. I tried to put a lot of health nearby so the player could get blasted a couple of times by him without dying. I hope you enjoyed the rest of the level a bit more. Out of curiosity, how did you approach the archvile fight?
So I think he's looking for something a bit tougher than A;Z, and the text of his A;Z review is generally more positive than that of his EoSS one despite the rating, so I suspect the fact EoSS is harder is what makes him like it more.
matador all good dude! Like I said I'm pretty sure it was my input choices that made things difficult for me. The rest of the map was dope -- I really liked the rooftop/ledge exploration! Since you asked, I played peekaboo behind the nearby billboard -- took me a couple goes to get past but I managed it in the end.
dmdr Criticism isn't any more or less valuable based on the individual it comes from, or on the quality of the critic's own personal works. Sometimes an inexperienced mapper can give better feedback than even 40oz
I agree completely. inexperienced mappers and players have extremely insightful things to say. I value all opinions generally on their specificity. The more specific confirms to me that they actually played it. Compare this to on some project release threads that get lovebombed with "OMG THIS IS AMAZING CONGRATS ON THE RELEASE" in a matter of time too short to honestly have even played the first level. Then you watch videos of these maps being played and the player is dying over and over at the same parts, running out of ammo, getting lost a lot.
dmdr, estrogens and antiandrogens can't make the voice feminine, it's only testosterone that makes voice irreversibly masculine. Thus transgendered women (in case you don't know, transwoman is someone who has a female identity, not male) have harder time changing their voice in line with their gender role than transgendered men. They need to do special exercises daily to develop feminine voice, or they may perform a surgery but that may have side-effects as the vocal chords may become more fragile or something like that (I am not entirely sure). So it requires a lot of effort and/or money.
Given that, how does the person sound is no indicative of their gender identity. Now the reason people don't want to be constrained by their biology is because society still imposes requirements on people to act or dress a certain way and restrictions on what they can do based on their biology, which makes some people really unhappy. Strictly speaking, not every biological man is physically stronger than a woman, nor every man can take care of themselves, some may rely on cherishment and encouragement from others constantly, and when they are constantly denied that you can say they have gender dysphoria (but not necessary their gender identity has changed, mind it), i.e. discontent with gender role - aka restrictions and regulations society imposes on you. So effectively society dictates a set of additional laws that are dependent on person's biology - the state of birth - which makes it no different from racism of the past, for example.
This state of things is obviously fucked up and I therefore recommend you not to add to people's suffering, they had enough. Note that I do recognise that racism exists so when I am criticising actions or positions of BLM elsewhere on this forum I am criticising their(BLM's) provisions, or I am criticising their attempts to reverse racism by imposing judgement on entire group of people (i.e. claiming all white people are racist) but that does NOT mean I believe there aren't real problems black people are dealing with, because there fucking are, and a whole lot of problems in fact.
My opinion is that individual's destiny and place in society should not be predicated by any aspect of their biology or place of birth (social status of the parents/ancestors) in any way, by the way I actually reject identity politics both radical left and far right for this very reason, as they violate this golden rule I live by.
And that's why I had an issue with a black person publishing a book stating white people should be hated unless they act a certain way. Because 1) I believe this wouldn't fly if it was white person publishin the book and how they believe black people should act 2) that black person put a predicament on a category of people to which they get assigned at birth and not by their own choice.
May be if I was speaking my mind directly rather than trying to find articles that criticize the same things I want to see being criticized, the whole drama (where I got a temp ban on doomer boards) could have been avoided. But at least now I can articulate my position well enough.
I don't think GarrettChan identifies as a woman, I think his name is not a pseudonym but his actual name. I believe I read a thread or something where he mentioned that he was Chinese and Chan is a common Chinese surname. I haven't looked into it too deeply and could be wrong but I haven't seen any evidence he identifies as female.
matador, you may be right, my last posts (not the initial one where I was casting doubt, but after dmdr replied to me the first time) were about it being important to respects one's chosen identity. I would address GarretChan as them since I am not aware (and can't check quickly) how they choose to identify. By the way, Richard Stallman suggests using "per" and "per's" instead of "they" and "theirs", so there is no confusion about singular/plural. But definitely not "he"/"she"/"his"/"hers" if per's identity is unknown.