You know I just realized I'm 3k posts in and I don't have a profile pin. Lemme fix that real quick:
Hi, I'm Kethriss.
I'm a pagan Seth'rak boy from the pacific northwest who's political opinions can be summarized with a picture of a trans woman with a machine gun in one hand and a burning US flag in the other that queer folk are using to light their blunts, in place of that though have my idiot snake OC.
Follow requests are fine, doesn't mean I will accept. I block problem instances liberally, nothing personal.
The entire point of mastodon is that it ISNT Twitter and dot social and wannabe Jack Dorsey over there seem to have completely forgotten that.
Instead of trying to bury the dirty laundry, de fucking federate from it. Instead of trying to make it as Twitter-like for new users as you can, put that effort in to a tutorial to teach people how to actually use the fediverse and keep themselves safe on it.
“Mastodon is just a Twitter clone at this point anyway” no bitch you’re just sitting on a flagship instance populated exclusively by reply guys and people who got banned from twitter for saying slurs too much.
Stop chasing clout hoping to gain 10,000 followers and become an “influencer” and switch to an actual instance.
Mastodon has always been amazing when you get as far away from the flagship and maintainer as possible.
Anyway instead of the shitty official app nobody asked for that took dev time and resources that could have been used to ban nazis from the flagship instances instead just pick up Amaroq, which has a 3.4/5 rating on the App Store because Gab users review bombed it due to there being hard coded blocks for fascist nodes on the app itself.
taking the piss out of meta
Hey y’all I spend literally all of my time on a flagship instance that has zero moderation and federated with nazis and the signal-to-noise-ratio is off.
What? Fix it by moderating the instances and defederating from fascists?
No I’m going to fix it by taking away your local timeline and ability to post unlisted then delete criticism.
Yes I am a fucking idiot with a fundamental misunderstanding of why people use the fediverse in the first place.
How could you tell?
Rant/Thread and Elite: Dangerous and why it's on the verge of Death
I could go on and on, there's so much blatant censorship that it's just pathetic, ACTUAL censorship, not "twitter banned me for promoting racial genocide I thought this was a free country" dipshit whining, but actual, genuine "doing everything possible to silence criticism and dissent against a corporation" censorship.
I wouldn't be surprised if critical youtubers started getting DMCAed at this point.
Rant/Thread and Elite: Dangerous and why it's on the verge of Death
A lot of new information regarding Elite: Dangerous is coming to light now and the picture that's being painted is one that I can only describe as absolutely disgusting and insulting as somebody who sunk 3000+ hours in that game over the course of several years.
Frontier Developments have essentially stated that there will be no major fixes to bugs and performance for the Odyssey expansion which sits at an abysmal 30% positive rating on steam until the Console release which was delayed until next year, meaning this broken tumor they grafted on to a perfectly functioning game is going to sit there fermenting for nearly an entire year. Not only that, but the PC version is going to be graphically downgraded to PS4/Xbox One levels in order to keep the game builds more in line with one another.
This comes on top of them lying about VR support for Odyssey, them breaking the initial kickstarter promises of ship interiors by basically saying that they have no intention of ever implementing them, all the work spent on the planet generation tech being thrown away to make way for the new system that downgraded everything to what it was years ago as well as straight up breaking the generation entirely, and countless other offenses that can only be described as jaw-droppingly egregious.
But that's not all, Glassdoor reviews are now being found for the workplace at Frontier Developments, and the former employees talk about how they've lost most of their main developers that knew how to work the engine due to severe under-pay, and now they're hiring college students to replace them and not even paying them enough to cover their rent. They talk about how the company is soulless, with no room for career advancement for anybody below management level, the people in charge dont know anything about game design and are just marketers and businessmen, the type of shit you'd expect to hear about EA or Activision-Blizzard.
There's also more information implying that Elite: Dangerous' amazing sound design systems are all outsourced, and that the actual game Engine itself is dogshit awful and completely unsuited to run a game like Elite, which is why every update takes forever to get out, breaks everything, and bugs that have existed for years have gone completely ignored: those bugs literally can't be fixed because they are caused by engine limitations, not game code, so combine that with the fact that most of the people that actually know how to work the engine have left and you have a clear picture of a development team that quite literally has absolutely no clue what the hell they're doing with this game.
I haven't heard a word about David Braben actually talking about the future of Elite and his plans like he used to in, well, years now. I think the last time I remember him doing an interview where he talked about the game's future was the one where they were showing off Gas Giant tech that was never added to the game. Frontier Developments as a whole outside of a few community managers that answer cherry picked non-questions and give vague answers to give the illusion of community interaction are almost entirely radio silent. Their official platforms they have control over are being scrubbed clean of criticism by community moderators allowed to go completely unchecked, deleting criticism, banning people for expressing frustrations, and any attempt to call it out is banned as well for "moderator contention" which is their favorite buzz-phrase they've used for literal years to just auto-permaban anybody that takes issue with the flagrant abuse of power to silence people talking favorably about competitors or criticizing the game in any way.
All the while this is happening, Frontier Developments are picking up contract after contract to do big-budget licensing deals such as yet another Jurassic World game, a Warhammer game, as well as working on this weird shooter they decided to just spit out instead of fixing Odyssey. That, combined with the reviews on Glassdoor about the company being soulless and purely profit-driven with management that comes from marketing backgrounds instead of senior game design positions and it becomes pretty fucking clear what's going on here.
Elite: Dangerous isn't as profitable as Frontier's shareholders and executives would like it to be. They've realized there's more money in big budget license deals rather than an immersive space sim, Braben has decided to go after dollar signs rather than see his vision through and fulfill the promises he made to all his kickstarter backers, and with Star Citizen having most of the promises of Elite: Dangerous' original kickstarter pitch already in a playable state on the alpha's live build and huge content updates coming out like a speeding freight train compared to Elite: Dangerous' years-long content drought with drip fed minor updates a couple times a year prior to Odyssey, they've realized that in order to actually compete with Star Citizen they'd need to actually see Braben's original pitch through to completion, and that would require better talent, a new engine, and a lot of time and money, and Frontier isn't willing to do that because it wouldn't look good for the shareholders when they could just pick up another movie license deal.
So they're trying to phase out Elite. They're doing the bare minimum to keep it up and keep sucking up the occasional sale and milking the whales that buy ship paint jobs and decal packs every time they get released, they let aggressive white knights have free reign to ban anybody that criticizes them on an official channel, downscale the dev team and put underpaid, over-worked college students on the project, and they're content to slowly let the game hemorrhage players and downscale the game accordingly until it gets to the point where they're just going to pull the plug and wipe their hands of it, and that will be the end of a decades old franchise that was the grandfather of the entire genre of immersive space sims. Pathetically flopping around like a dying fish out of water, with the lasting legacy it leaves on the modern era being a disturbingly low review score and an angry playerbase that gave it the "Early Access" tag out of spite.
Eat shit, Frontier. And a big hearty "suck my ass" to the people who I thought were my friends who dogpiled and harassed me when I started pointing out the issues with Elite and using Star Citizen as a demonstration of a viable alternative that's just as buggy and broken but at least doesn't make the attempt to lie about being a fully complete and polished product.
I wish I could be smug and laugh like I usually do about situations like this, but I can't. This is just disgusting. One of the most important game franchises is being treated like a dying animal that needs to be put out of its misery all because a company that used to champion medium-budget Indie studios decided big money for less effort was too enticing to pass up.
Fuck capitalism, fuck what it does to artistic mediums, and fuck the corporate scum and their bootlicking white knights who pretend there's no issue and Elite is flawless that allow shit like this to happen.
Gods that was an awesome SGDQ. Just shy of $3 Million raised, got another badge to add to my growing collection, and spending the event watching with @bupy just makes it even more awesome.
Sad it’s over, but I’m hype for AGDQ in January. Such an awesome, wholesome event.
Ranting and raving about Dead Space and EA
As I was typing this I got a notification from youtube that Jim Sterling had posted a video where they pretty much say exactly what I was already typing and I'm cackling over that. Go watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG6_qTb4VwU
Ranting and raving about Dead Space and EA
Are you actually fucking kidding me? Fuck off EA. A Dead Space "remake" along the lines of RE2 remake? BRILLIANT THAT'S AN AMAZING FUCKING IDEA except for the fact that you blithering fucking con artists are smearing your shit all over it.
You had horror gold and Visceral Studios were one of the most BRILLIANT horror devs ever. If you had just invested a small amount in to marketing and letting Visceral just make their damn games instead of hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars in to marketing, comics, movies, and other media a niche Event Horizon and Alien style Horror title had absolutely no business being. You slowly turned the series in to a fucking action game riddled with microtransactions as you desperately chased call of duty money, then condescendingly told us that if Dead Space 3 didn't sell better than the majority of big-budget mainstream titles that year, that the series would be shitcanned because we didn't like Horror enough. And when it inevitably flopped, you started a crusade attempt to convince everybody that Horror was a dead genre and nobody played it anymore.
And now, after Capcom and Resident Evil's modern formula have proved you hilariously wrong, after you destroyed Visceral, one of the most talented game studios to ever exist, you announce that you plan on mimicking the RE2make's formula with the corpse of the franchise you killed and then told us it was our fault all because you smell money like blood on the water?
Eat shit you capitalist pigs. I hope Andrew Wilson is among the first to learn that Guillotines never went out of style.
Reminder that @CuttlefishCryptid draws squirmy snake boys getting man-handled really good 👀 💦
Now that some WoW streamer is playing FF14 all the WoW kiddies are flooding in to the game and man oh man reporting them by the dozen as they start throwing slurs around and acting like their first born child just got killed when people tell them off for it is hilarious.
WoW players genuinely are just so used to being toxic to the highest degree that it's difficult for them to mentally and emotionally process coming in to an MMO where that isn't tolerated by the GMs or the Playerbase lmao
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