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#774832 Please don't buy Shadow of War

Posted by drunk_monk on 14 October 2017 - 07:41 PM

To be fair its in the title. 'Please don't buy Shadow of War'. Granted its more of a request than an order.

If someone is making a comment like "i dont appreciate being told what to do" to that question, even with the word please, that seems odd.

Like if a sign said please drive responsibly it would weird to object to being told what to do.

It just seems to me like it was the only pro-other side angle that they could come up with.
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#774817 Please don't buy Shadow of War

Posted by drunk_monk on 14 October 2017 - 05:29 PM

Who's telling you not to buy It?
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#774705 Please don't buy Shadow of War

Posted by drunk_monk on 13 October 2017 - 05:09 PM

I brought it and enjoying playing it.. Doesn't mean that I have to buy into the War Chests to enjoy the game in whole.

Let me put it to you like this:

Say McDonald's had a donation box on their front counter which was to support Neo-Nazi's promotion against mixed race families. You are only buying the burger right? So would you be ok eating there if you weren't donating?
promoting racial hatred is a wee bit different to having optional cosmetic items in a game. A better analogy would be McDs asking if you want to pay extra for a blue bag

Yea I'm not a fan of that analogy.

I'd say it's more like McDonald's charging extra for the burgers box and you have a random chance at getting the right box and then thry potentially make the burger a total mess to transport without the box.

But the box is totally optional unless you want to move the burger or spend hours loving at snail pace to ensure your walking doesn't make it fall apart.

Everyone is totally entitled to play the game. But people not buying the game is the only way to discourage it. I'll buy the game when EB has a sale in 6 months where it's 60 bucks or something.
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#774431 The Official Nzg Game Chat Thread

Posted by drunk_monk on 11 October 2017 - 05:52 AM

Quantum break was really interesting and thoroughly entertaining.

Forza Horizon is stupid good.

Gears and Halos of course.

I really dug recore but it wasn't totally well received so get it cheap.
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#774175 Hello to all.

Posted by drunk_monk on 09 October 2017 - 07:07 PM

Welcome new person.

I apologise in advance as I will likely say something dumb.
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#773215 For the Moderators! Thanks!

Posted by drunk_monk on 01 October 2017 - 07:47 AM

Yea thanks team.
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#772877 Please don't buy Shadow of War

Posted by drunk_monk on 27 September 2017 - 09:27 PM

Fair enough, I believ the Developers added him in for good reasons, I just dont think WB had good intentions with the profiting off of it. Or they would have done it for more countries outside of america.

Or would have made it super clear in a legal way that all profits were going to charity.

There is no way full disclosure is illegal. Itbpribablyis to say buy our game for charity but there has been a lot of time passed to clear it up without "advertising".

I doubt anyone blames the devs. Just the publisher in the same way people blame the publisher for the microtransactions etc.

I mean Chieftail, if it was unacceptable for gamers to be cynical how do you know the microtransactions you're not buying the game because of aren't also going to charity and they just aren't advertising it.

The reality is the game is being pulled up for it's use of microtransactions and that with limited info about the other micro DLC made people cynical.

The reality is people had a right to be cynical about WB and staying specific territories implies others aren't following suit.

E.g if I win a million bucks and advertised I'm giving 20 bucks to canteen, people would have a right to be cynical.

I might be giving all million to charity but by only stating 20 there is implication the rest isn't.
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#772570 The wonderful world of NZ Politics

Posted by drunk_monk on 24 September 2017 - 03:29 PM

Yea I was impressed they got the 5%.

A little gutted the Maori party didn't though.
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#772365 News and Current Events Discussion

Posted by drunk_monk on 22 September 2017 - 12:37 PM

I burnt my thumb lighting fireworks it's kinda similar

Ha f*** that's dark.
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#772349 News and Current Events Discussion

Posted by drunk_monk on 22 September 2017 - 10:26 AM

It is still the same Extremist attitude. Its the farthest thing from Heroic imo.

Are you really equating Tibetan and Buddhist monks who were being persecuted and gave their lives so that other lives could be substabtially improved to suicide bombers who want to kill as many as possible?

f*** that. They were heroes who gave everything they had to help others. If they were successful they didn't get to reap the rewards of their sacrifice. Their sacrifice of everything they had left only gave to others.
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#772196 Destiny 2

Posted by drunk_monk on 20 September 2017 - 01:12 PM



He seems to have forgotten the clan name anyway :)

Odd post as it reads like an infomercial, half expected him to say that if I join today then I'd get a free steam mop.

Wait is there no steam mop? Damn I'm out.


No Steam Mop. Just a guaranteed patient fire team that will NEVER get angry. No salt lords present or accounted for in this group!



You've said Salt Lords too many times, I now think its full of Salt Lords.


Its like when someone says "I just don't like all that Drama", you know they are the source of all that drama and they feed off that sh*t.

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#770155 Switch Games, reviews + recommendations

Posted by drunk_monk on 13 September 2017 - 11:32 AM

Still waiting for my Splatoon 2 to arrive from NZGameshop but I've been jamming Mario + Rabbids and its great.


Silly and actually funny at times, beautiful looking Mario game, great tactical combat battles.

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#770092 Competition: The Witcher Bottle Stop

Posted by drunk_monk on 12 September 2017 - 05:33 PM

Ha! I also forgot to cancel mine, but mine hasn't shown up yet. How's the Shadow of War shirt?

It's alright. Don't like the game name being written across the top but the design is cool.
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#770075 Competition: The Witcher Bottle Stop

Posted by drunk_monk on 12 September 2017 - 03:08 PM

So I accidentally forgot to cancel my gaming lootcrate before this months one so I received some bits and pieces for games I am not a fan of.  Many bits have been claimed BUT the following item is too good to be wasted.




I am not a fan of The Witcher but even I think this Bottle Stop is cool so I want to give it away to someone who will appreciate it more than me.


To win all you need to do is post in this thread or PM me with what drink you need to have a stop put in its bottle, or why you like the Witcher games.


Only condition is your post count has to be higher than 1. If you haven't posted here before, go post in a thread about a game you like, or in a topic in open discussion about anything.


I will draw a winner next Tuesday (assuming I remember).


I will random generate a winner from all applicable entries.

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#769946 Destiny 2

Posted by drunk_monk on 11 September 2017 - 12:40 PM

was too annoyed with destiny's expansion system and that you effectively had to pay for the game twice to get all content that im not likely to spend money on destiny 2.


Spend no money as in not buy the game?  Or spend no money as in you're not going to buy any expansions?


I didn't touch Destiny 1's expansions, probably because I had thrashed all joy out of the game grinding before they came out, but man Destiny 2 is good.  The campaign is fun and solid and some fairly well rounded upgrades make it a good buy.

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