Serial Killer Round 71: Nightvale: Invaded

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@Wary Wolf: What do I look like? Carloman I?? I'm Taki the Japanese princess!
Caramel Frappe said:
Holy mother of sweet Joseph XD
Why are you hitting on my mother like that?
crimson5pheonix said:
Why are you people not voting for the killer? What is wrong with you!
"I didn't vote for you!"
 

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Secondhand Revenant said:
It's only fair really.

And yep. Though if anything the fingers pointed at me have made more sense to me. Armadox because I accused him and now if people go for me I can only blame it on me getting things wrong so far.
Technically you've been wrong twice haven't you? You were also gunning for poor innocent Armadox, weren't you?
 

Armadox

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Demagogue said:
Secondhand Revenant said:
It's only fair really.

And yep. Though if anything the fingers pointed at me have made more sense to me. Armadox because I accused him and now if people go for me I can only blame it on me getting things wrong so far.
Technically you've been wrong twice haven't you? You were also gunning for poor innocent Armadox, weren't you?
That was a ruse, so he'd live to get the masses after Gritch. He was working for me the whole time. Very hush hush. It's a good day.
 

Scars Unseen

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So, due to recent events, I think I'm going to be leaving The Escapist until the next inevitable staff turnover. I haven't been active this round, but I guess now I'm formally withdrawing. It's been fun, guys!
 

Armadox

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Scars Unseen said:
So, due to recent events, I think I'm going to be leaving The Escapist until the next inevitable staff turnover. I haven't been active this round, but I guess now I'm formally withdrawing. It's been fun, guys!
I'm curious about the reasons for such. PM me if you'd like to talk about it. Sorry to hear you're heading out, unless it's a good reason. In which case, good going. *thumbs up*
 

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Armadox said:
Scars Unseen said:
So, due to recent events, I think I'm going to be leaving The Escapist until the next inevitable staff turnover. I haven't been active this round, but I guess now I'm formally withdrawing. It's been fun, guys!
I'm curious about the reasons for such. PM me if you'd like to talk about it. Sorry to hear you're heading out, unless it's a good reason. In which case, good going. *thumbs up*
Color me curious also. Though, unless it's personal, I think I have an idea of why you're leaving. Best of luck to ye(and whatever site you drop your anchor at).
 

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Adding my voice to Armadox and Jester, I'm sad to see ya go, and would be glad to have you play with us again sometime in the future, when the direction of The Escapist is more to your liking.
 

Scars Unseen

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I think I'm just too much of an optimist to enjoy the direction of embittered cynicism that the site has been taken. The Star Citizen thing (and in particular the podcast) was kind of the last straw, but it's hardly the first. It's bad enough that the writers don't even recognize their own negativity when called out on it.

I'm not sure where I'll end up. The Escapist is the site that got me back into gaming culture after about a 5 year departure, and it's the only dedicated gaming community I've ever been a part of. But other than Grey and Corey's work, I haven't really been enjoying much of what the site has had to offer, and the current staff just rubs me the wrong way.

Well, historically that means I'll be back within the year, I guess. This site can't keep staff to save its life.
 

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@[user]Scars Unseen[/user]
I definitely know what you're talkin' about, as I've also been a bit disgusted with some of the recent(say, the past two months or so)articles. Only reason I've been coming back is because I
1. Don't know of any other gaming community site I'd want to be part of
2. They've had decent movie reviews since Bob left
3. Yahtzee/Grey & Corey

Once you find a decent gaming news site, definitely try to send me a message. I'm always looking for alternate news sources.
 

Scars Unseen

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@[user]Scars Unseen[/user]
I definitely know what you're talkin' about, as I've also been a bit disgusted with some of the recent(say, the past two months or so)articles. Only reason I've been coming back is because I
1. Don't know of any other gaming community site I'd want to be part of
2. They've had decent movie reviews since Bob left
3. Yahtzee/Grey & Corey

Once you find a decent gaming news site, definitely try to send me a message. I'm always looking for alternate news sources.
Yeah, I'll do that. And just so you know, this is the only place on the site I'm posting a goodbye to. Pretty much everyone I've had positive interactions with are here anyway, and I've never been one for public drama posts. So this seemed the most appropriate place to get the message out to the people I actually care about leaving.

Well, that and to let you all know I'm not the Killer. I don't think I've said that yet this round.
 

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@Caramel Frappe: Well the last time I've seen that paraphrased phrase, I was being hit on by someone I honestly did not know beforehand... (Nice fellow, though...)

@Scars Unseen: I guess you really are living up to your name... But seriously, the door is always open for those willing to come in once again...

My name is Wang...
 

Armadox

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Scars Unseen said:
Yeah, I'll do that. And just so you know, this is the only place on the site I'm posting a goodbye to. Pretty much everyone I've had positive interactions with are here anyway, and I've never been one for public drama posts. So this seemed the most appropriate place to get the message out to the people I actually care about leaving.

Well, that and to let you all know I'm not the Killer. I don't think I've said that yet this round.
Makes sense, I can respect your reasons. I don't actually check the rest of the site anymore, having stayed just to the game for.. months now. Haven't felt like "gaming news" holds that much interest to me, as I've gotten older and had less time to devote to actually paying any attention to it. Honestly, the "beer and pretzel" games like this and the trpg group I am part of are where I find my fun.

Gone are the days where I want to get on a game, to have to learn a new system with players who's attitude causes me to grit my teeth every time I err. If I wanted a teen to yell at me for something stupid, I'd wait in line at a Starbucks and pretend to not know what I want..
 

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Armadox said:
Gone are the days where I want to get on a game, to have to learn a new system with players who's attitude causes me to grit my teeth every time I err. If I wanted a teen to yell at me for something stupid, I'd wait in line at a Starbucks and pretend to not know what I want..
That's what single player games are for!
 

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@Armadox
Isn't that just the cynical attitude that is causing Scars Unseen to leave though? Coupled with the certain irony in how people on a site called 'The Escapist' can't enjoy their Escapism without complaining about it.

Oh God! I kid! I kid!!! KIIIDDDIINNNGGG!!! *Gets devoured by tentacled cosmic monstrosity*

@Scars Unseen:

Nah, but in all seriousness Armadox has a point, if you enjoy coming here only for the forum games (which in some ways I agree with now too), then by all means stick around for them. The more the merrier I'm guessing. And it looks like there are a few here that like having you here. But if you have to go, I guess that makes me your crappy replacement o_0.

Don't know you, but all the best for the future and...

@Caramel Frappe:
Good God!!! what have you done to your Avatar!?!
 

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@Scars Unseen: Sorry to hear you go. By the way I ended up watching all of School Live over the course of last week. It was pretty damn good. Thanks for the awesome recommendation. Wish you could stay around and bounce around more awesome suggestions.
 

Armadox

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Secondhand Revenant said:
Armadox said:
Gone are the days where I want to get on a game, to have to learn a new system with players who's attitude causes me to grit my teeth every time I err. If I wanted a teen to yell at me for something stupid, I'd wait in line at a Starbucks and pretend to not know what I want..
That's what single player games are for!
I do play single player games occasionally, but there are a lot less of them coming out that aren't 300 hour epics, that would take me a year to play alone. Know what I'm playing right now? Undertale. 11 hours to complete the first time (I killed everyone I had seen) over a number of days. An exceptional game. The game I played and beat before that? Bastion. That's the gap I live in. I have hundreds of games, but I just cut at them for a bit, and have to put them down because there is just to much there to keep at. Not to say I don't play longer games, I loved me some Saints Row 3. But I'll play more Limbo then Borderlands.

Wary Wolf said:
@Armadox
Isn't that just the cynical attitude that is causing Scars Unseen to leave though? Coupled with the certain irony in how people on a site called 'The Escapist' can't enjoy their Escapism without complaining about it.

Oh God! I kid! I kid!!! KIIIDDDIINNNGGG!!! *Gets devoured by tentacled cosmic monstrosity*
*stakes fist at* Why I ought too! And I will! There is a serious difference in being cynical in attitude and knowing my limits. I did not complain for the quality of news, just that it's not for me right now. I was cynical for the quality of the players, but that might just be me being old.
 

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Depending on how you feel about life in general, I have news that may or may not be bad. [HEADING=1]The killer hath struck![/HEADING] I'm just as surprised as you are. As a fervent believer that the past does not exist, I feel as though I would have been better prepared for this if there was an established pattern that might have prepared me for this.

I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised. There is a history of death in most families in this area.
 

Wary Wolf

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@Armadox
Sorry man. I need to color code my posts where I'm taking the piss and saying things with a mischievous glint in my eye and tongue firmly in cheek. Really. I don't think you're cynical in what you said. My humor revolves around creating dodgy 'post-hoc ergo propter hoc' fallacies and isn't to everyone's tastes. I definitely did not mean to offend there. I'll stick to being mega polite, or keeping my cake hole shut until people are a bit more familiar with me.

It's probably more people like me, who don't think before they post that are a better reason behind why Scars Unseen wants to leave.

I mean I looked at the last places Scars Unseen posted *shudders*
 

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Oh and with regards to our friend @Scars_Unseen, on his request he will be respectfully retired from The List. I would prefer to receive a confirmation pm if possible, so I don't prematurely ax you - but if I've missed you then I won't be getting one, so I will be removing you officially on the morrow without a request to stay the ax.

I'm sorry that you feel you must go, but at the end of the day personal happiness means the most when it comes to a hobby website, and if the website isn't making you happy then I guess that's that.