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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:50 pm 


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MathU wrote:
There is no excuse to subject yourself to commercial surveillance anymore except peer pressure. We can rise above our dependency on untrustworthy third parties to provide the services that Discord provides, all it takes is a bit of courage. We have had it for decades with IRC and we can have it again now with VoIP-enabled software.

I like to imagine that MathU is a fancy globetrotting assassin that can never reveal his true identity, but he likes to play shmups on the go. Don't let them catch you chief, good luck.

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discord is filth, you can't even check game guides anymore without someone telling you JOIN THE DISCORD and then you have to wade through a sewer of anime avatars and HEY YOU CAN DONATE IF YOU WANT
I just wanted to check basic shit that would take 2 lines of text, now you can't do that anymore without people trying to make money off you while you desperately search the horribly disorganized info channels

just host the shit online like back in the day, maybe on gamefaqs in a text file

I'm glad that you still drop by here to vent your neurotic sexual frustrations even though you have better things to do. It's honestly the nectar that keeps me going.

Have you got winter tires for your bike, or are you waiting until spring? I have no choice but to wait because my foot is fractured, oh well. :(
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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:45 pm 


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clearly you never played a fighting game, tried to get basic info, nothing on srk or anywhere these days, told to join the discord
play ffxiv, ask for basic info like materia melds, get told to join the discord
want it up to date? stay in the discord...and perhaps donate?
the hilarious part is that a discord server costs nothing unlike irc server costs back in the day

nearly everything online is a money making scheme these days (including the shmup discord) and it should be rejected and met with open hostility, just like door-to-door salesmen

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Have you got winter tires for your bike, or are you waiting until spring? I have no choice but to wait because my foot is fractured, oh well. :(

jumping rope is superior cardio

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I'm glad that you still drop by here to vent your neurotic sexual frustrations

I have no idea how you connect having an issue with a bad trend and sexual frustration aside from having a weird personal experience
the more frightening part is implying that having sex makes you abandon your principles which is just sad


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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:03 am 


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jumping rope is superior cardio

I dunno dude, I think CLP may be on to something with juggling.

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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:57 am 


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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:09 am 


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if only he could juggle his accounts as well as he does irl

Bananamatic wrote:
so you're basically a merchant profiting from all this
why should I trust someone who's trying to sell me shit?


Nobody genuinely believes this is what I'm doing w/ twitter blogging. Most news sees zero profit, it's to raise awareness for the genre. If someone emails me press kits or DMs me stuff, I just schedule or tweet it and go about my day. It's not my job, it's just a hobby, but I'm not nobody either, and there's no point in pretending like I am. I might get a game key or a couple of dollars every few months from affiliate links, that's about it.

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discord is filth, you can't even check game guides anymore without someone telling you JOIN THE DISCORD and then you have to wade through a sewer of anime avatars and HEY YOU CAN DONATE IF YOU WANT
I just wanted to check basic shit that would take 2 lines of text, now you can't do that anymore without people trying to make money off you while you desperately search the horribly disorganized info channels

just host the shit online like back in the day, maybe on gamefaqs in a text file


This is just you not liking Discord. Discord is just the thing people are using these days over IRC. You're not obligated to use it, and it's a chat service, not a game guide repository. Those reviews on Gamefaqs I made as a teenager I can't even edit any more, even if I wanted to. The comparison to GameFAQs is actually insane because nobody's ever used IRC for guides before either. Gamefaqs is also 20+ years old, owned by CBS Interactive which has 2,000 employees and has a ton of sponsors/partners. It's a little different.

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nearly everything online is a money making scheme these days (including the shmup discord) and it should be rejected and met with open hostility, just like door-to-door salesmen


Having a $1 Patreon, which people asked for, with no paywalled content, is not a "money making scheme", but ok go off.
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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:45 am 


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hey, i think you're doing great, and the only reason i haven't joined is because i'm kind of anxious about joining big servers (had several bad experiences in others).

just keep doing your thing, try not to get others get to you k?
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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:09 pm 


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Bananamatic wrote:
everything

You're being incredibly ridiculous. Firstly, Elixir doesn't even have that many supporters on patreon.. so he's not making huge amounts off it. Running the twitter, covering news... patreon isn't mandatory, it's entirely optional. It's like having a paypal donate button.

Secondly, yes - DO join the discord. Right now we got 4 of us hanging out in voice watching and talking about Ketsui. Talking to people is part of video game culture.

I don't know what's happened with you BNM but you used to be kinda chill.

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clearly you never played a fighting game

Funny, that's what I thought when you played me on SF4... I could teach you, but you'd have to join my discord voice chat. :3

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just host the shit online like back in the day, maybe on gamefaqs in a text file

Back in the day, we didn't have t'internets and had to hang out with our friends, or read PAYWALLED VIDEO GAME MAGAZINES

I just gotta say this dude, this kinda behaviour and talking is the stuff that gets you ganged up on at offline events. You're the guy people wanna see get 5-0'd and do the walk of shame out the front door. Cut it out man... you're gonna lead yourself somewhere real bad :-/
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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:33 pm 


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I would certainly welcome you, Queen Charlene. You're one of my favorite posters! But your discretion is the best discretion. Sorry that people suck!
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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:47 pm 


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Bananaman does have a point in that asking something on Discord can lead to, depending on the hour, either dead silence and question getting buried under other talk, or an unfollowable mess when several people try to voice their opinion at the same time. Discord is just a slightly more advanced chat service and should be treated as such, nothing more and nothing less. Useful information is indeed best presented in a convenient form on a dedicated site. Forums work for that pretty well, with an added benefit of allowing more organized discussions. Discord's functionality follows completely different goals and priorities from the core and thus can never replace them in that role, unlike what some Discord evangelists would claim. (Not meaning Elixir here, but I've seen some upstarts on his server do just that.)


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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:14 pm 


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Special World wrote:
I would certainly welcome you, Queen Charlene. You're one of my favorite posters! But your discretion is the best discretion. Sorry that people suck!

i really appreciate that, maybe i'll come by one of these days. :D
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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:49 pm 


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First, there was the IRC mafia. Then the Discord mafia pushed them out of town. It's all a racket, I tells ya.


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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:02 pm 


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I joined but the whole format is a little too 'throwaway' for me. Comments going off into the ether. Nevertheless I'm sure its fine for most people.
The name DISCORD and its basic meaning:

discord
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noun
noun: discord
/ˈdɪskɔːd/

1.
disagreement between people.
"a prosperous family who showed no signs of discord"
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Similar:
strife
conflict
friction
hostility
disagreement
lack of agreement
dissension
dispute
difference of opinion
discordance
disunity
division
incompatibility
variance
antagonism
antipathy
enmity
opposition
bad feeling
ill feeling
bad blood
argument
quarrelling
squabbling
bickering
wrangling
feuding
contention
clashing
falling-out
war
vendetta
jar
disaccord
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Opposite:
agreement
accord
harmony
lack of agreement or harmony between things.
"the discord between indigenous and Western cultures"
2.
Music
lack of harmony between notes sounding together.
"the music faded in discord"
h
Similar:
dissonance
discordance
lack of harmony
disharmony
cacophony
jarring
jangling
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Opposite:
harmony
a chord which (in conventional harmonic terms) is regarded as unpleasing or requiring resolution by another.
plural noun: discords
any interval except unison, an octave, a perfect fifth or fourth, a major or minor third and sixth, or their octaves.
a single note dissonant with another.

verbarchaic
verb: discord; 3rd person present: discords; past tense: discorded; past participle: discorded; gerund or present participle: discording
/dɪsˈkɔːd/

(of people) disagree.


^Funny that :? When its supposed to be the exact opposite of the meaning.
(Not bashing at all, just calling out the oddity of the name).
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 Post subject: Re: The Shmups Discord Server
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:08 pm 


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Oh yeah, I just assumed it was a play on "discourse", but of course discord is already a thing, like you say.


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