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#2016401 Getting back into the Neopets world...but deeper

Posted by Generic on 13 October 2017 - 09:34 AM

Ah the old classic. Play completely legit, get screwed over by the game and turn to cheating to recoup losses. I ended up starting botting for a similar reason on runescape like a decade ago, worked my ass off and got banned for a silly reason or something - I forget exactly. Next thing I know I'm botting on 5 different accounts at once :p Then my desire to cheat just kinda carried over to Neopets.

Buuuuuut this isn't my thread so I'll shut up about me :) Welcome to Codex, hope you enjoy it here!


#2012548 what's a weird smell that you like?

Posted by Generic on 24 July 2017 - 12:37 PM

Sure, everything can be an opinion. But not all opinions are equal. Not all opinions are worthy of respect. And if you choose to share your opinion on a public forum, you should damn well expect people to disagree with you.

 

Of course, I'm not trying to say people are being unfair to her. I'm just saying by the nature of discussion forums, genuinely holding a niche opinion (or flat out wrong opinion, if you want to call it that) sucks.




#2012542 what's a weird smell that you like?

Posted by Generic on 24 July 2017 - 12:33 PM

It's not really an opinion when it's backed by science and someone uses the bible as a reference as to why it's okay though

 

Everything and anything can be an opinion, whether or not it is very misguided. She isn't just playing devil's advocate, she's just saying her honest opinion with the research she's seen and the conclusion she's drawn from her experiences. There is SOME research agreeing with her side.

 

Anyway, I'm just glad (I think) she said she wouldn't do it to her kids. That's enough for me, honestly.




#2011638 So how about that Neofriends Online bar working now?!

Posted by Generic on 13 July 2017 - 10:46 AM

Wowsers. Yeah, I assume all my old friends are frozen or quit by now, but that's still an amazing step in the right direction. Honestly, I've always had the strong opinion that the neofriends online feature is a really big deal - it shows that you're not the only person online who you know, in my opinion it makes the game feel a lot less dead (if you have active neofriends). Definitely good to hear.




#2010615 When you're anti-social....

Posted by Generic on 24 June 2017 - 10:14 AM

I totally get you. I am actually a pretty social person overall, yet I still catch myself just lurking a lot of the time. When I started up on ZB a few years ago, that was the first forum I ever became really active on, and that took me like a solid year of lurking first. I found that at a certain point, if you wanna start joining the conversation more just dive in! I almost had to force myself to post a few times a day, at least to start out.


#2006806 Smurf of the Month Voting - April

Posted by Generic on 05 May 2017 - 12:17 PM

I get that a lot of squanchers squanch smurfs but really I squanch that this thread would have been better off being squanched to more someone a little more squanchy. That being squanched, I do squanch the effort and idea behind this squanch, even if it was a little bit squanched.

 

Spoiler




#2006293 Customization Contest #45

Posted by Generic on 29 April 2017 - 01:06 AM

Oo oooh I'm hyped for this. Posting now to remind myself to enter!


#2005839 Pronunciation

Posted by Generic on 23 April 2017 - 02:45 PM

http://vocaroo.com/i/s16L3PJ5NGLq

 

It's funny, some of them I can tell I'm saying objectively wrong, but I've read them that way in my head so long that it's never gonna change :p




#2003610 Can you keep a leveled head?

Posted by Generic on 22 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

Honestly, no, I've never been in such a chaotic situation I don't think. I like to think if I were in a situation like you described, I'd be able to quietly watch until I found a moment where I could almost definitely jump out to help, but I'm not sure if I would. For a real life horror game, perhaps you could play with this idea - have the player try to do something in a really clever way and then absolutely fail?

 

Never been in a serious accident.

 

I saw a guy fly off his motorcycle once and skid down a street at like 50km/h. There were a lot of people around to keep an eye on him though, and he was conscious and seemed (relatively) okay. He was very scratched up, and lost his helmet in the crash, but I think his leather jacket padded him enough to save him from something worse happening. I didn't really do anything, not that there was anything much I could do.

 

Never really had a life or death moment.

 

Never been threatened beyond sketchy homeless guys being very persistent. Never directly threatened though.

 

No.

 

Dying when I want to live is probably my biggest fear. I wouldn't say I've been "depressed" in quite a while now, luckily, but I feel like there's a distinction to be made between being afraid of dying and being afraid of dying when things are going well. Which I think could be used interestingly in a horror game tbh: Perhaps incorporate dying just the moment it seems everything is going well? I don't know. Other fears are bugs (in more of a "OH GOD DISGUSTING" way rather than actually being terrified). Also tbh being put on the spot hardcore scares me. I'm kind of an actor, so I feel comfortable on stage and around people when I feel prepared. Auditions give me more stage freight than performances, because I never feel as prepared for auditions. I also have a bit of a fear of being trapped. I don't have intense claustrophobia, but I think if anyone is entirely trapped or stuck it's pretty logical to feel scared. I also have a bit of a fear of heights, but only if I feel unsafe. Like, standing too close to the edge of a cliff would freak me out because I don't trust myself not to trip. Being on a super tall rollercoaster or something doesn't scare me in the slightest because I trust it. Not afraid of flying in planes either. In this way, tbh I feel like this is a completely logical fear.

 

I fear death nowadays. Not nearly as cavalier as I used to be.

 

I don't remember many of my dreams, but one nightmare I can remember is being in the bottom part of a boat and that boat started sinking. I ended up trapped in the bottom part under the water pressure and I couldn't get out. Woke up soon after I think. Also a lot of nightmares I have are just kinda fever-dreamy, in that they don't coherently make a lot of sense but there's just an overall feeling of dread to them.

 

Guess the only fear I've directly overcome is stage freight, though it's kind of an ongoing work in progress. Been on various stages for quite a few different things though, so I think I'm doing okay.




#2003321 "Paranoid Schizophrenia"

Posted by Generic on 19 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

@ToriAndNate, I'm sorry to see how much this thread got derailed. I mean, I understand why people are making the jokes - I personally have a pretty dumb sense of humor so I'd consider jokes like them too - but clearly you're here to discuss something that's important for you and its really screwing with you, so I get why it sucks.

 

I'm not really sure what advice to give though. Honestly I don't really notice people coughing a lot, but I also don't know many smokers and since I'm a student I'm usually only around people under 25ish. You put the topic title "Paranoid Schizophrenia", and I don't know much about Schizophrenia tbh, but does this imply you could be imagining the coughs somehow?

 

From another point of view, I feel like the best input I can give is that you're probably experiencing some form of confirmation bias. People probably just generally cough a lot, but you only really realise it when you feel like you "deserve" to be punished. Or on the flip side, and no offense meant, but maybe you just feel like you do the wrong thing a lot so you feel like you need to be punished a lot? It sounds like it stems from some sort of lacking self confidence. People aren't trying to punish you, generally speaking. And if they are (kind of like people making dumb jokes about it online), they probably don't have any mal-intent. And I think you need to fully realise that, people aren't just trying to break you. A lot of the time people just don't take stranger's problems seriously. Which is fair, to be honest - you can't care about everyone's problems in life.


Pathetic lonely useless trolls, get a life lmfao still playing Neopets you guys are sad

 

No need to escalate either, though. I realise people can be insensitive, but there's a difference between insensitivity and aggression, dude.




#2001663 The Pewdiepie situation - new media vs old media

Posted by Generic on 19 February 2017 - 03:27 PM

Wow, turns out I'm the minority opinion in this? I thought it was pretty unanimously obvious that the media is defaming him and people are just eating up the opportunity to call him a Nazi because they dislike him. Confirmation bias type thing, "Ugh Pewdiepie is so annoying... Oh and he's a Nazi? Yeah, screw him!"

 

He's not a Nazi. The whole reason that Fiverr video was funny was BECAUSE it was shocking. It was like "Holy crap I can't believe these people actually did this". It's low brow, shock value, stupid humor, sure. But he's not a Nazi lol. Also, to the people saying that Felix was abusing the Fiverr people and this is somehow his fault... I disagree entirely. What he said in his response video is entirely true. Those dudes "dancing in the jungle" as they themselves put it, were just following through with their business on their own free will. Their entire purpose is people to laugh at them. They're caricatures. That's like someone hiring a clown and laughing when they get hit in the face with a pie, and then people get offended on behalf of the clown. If the people in the video cared that their customers were laughing about it, they wouldn't be doing the stupid crap for people's entertainment. People are getting offended on behalf of people that are voluntarily acting goofy for money.

 

Also, I'd like to point out, why is all the backlash against Pewdiepie anyway? Why is no one upset at Fiverr? Or how come no one is upset at the people who followed through with the order? They're people too, why is it only Pewdiepie that's held accountable for his actions? Why is Pewd an anti-semite for ordering that request, as a joke, and not expecting it, but the people in the video who voluntarily followed through with it not even questioned?

 

I understand that freedom of speech is a two way street, people are allowed to have whatever opinions they want on the video. But NEWS OUTLETS aren't people. News outlets are gigantic corporations with the legal duty to not slander (libel) an individual. They took a bunch of clips out of context and stitched them together to form a story. Why does anyone even trust the media anymore? It's just filled to the brim with bias and sensationalism. It's disgusting.

 

I'd like to clarify that I don't like or care about Pewdiepie either, by the way. The only thing I'm against is labeling people Nazi over a joke that he didn't even think would happen, and news outlets getting away with flat out defamation and fabricating a story. Context matters.

 

Edit: inb4 i regret posting my opinion and i'm labelled racist




#2001561 Abrosia and unpriced items

Posted by Generic on 17 February 2017 - 08:50 AM

Does it still recognise unpriced items as being profit if you're using the NC database?


I believe it treats unpriced items as unbuyable, so it assumes it's 99k+. Could be wrong.


#2001378 Lack of Contests/General Activity Lately/Addressing Megathreads

Posted by Generic on 14 February 2017 - 02:55 PM

So what's up with the lack of contests in the last few months? I know @DonValentino just set one up, so it's kind of a silly time to complain, but I'm not really familiar enough with random posts on codex to have anything good to enter. Is there ever gonna be another SOTW, customization or Photoshop contest (my favorite) again? It just seems like the last few that got run fell through and were never closed, and now there just isn't any.

 

Also how can we drum up more activity in general?

 

On a side note, am I the only one who finds it rather intimidating that most of the active threads are ENORMOUS? Like, it's very cool that we have posts with hundreds (or thousands) of replies, but I can't be the only person who simply finds them too daunting to enter. Like, the confession thread, for example. Made in 2014, nearly 4000 posts. Now of course that is amazing, and it's great that the thread is still so active, but (and maybe I'm the only one to look at it this way), I feel like it's just a massive barrier to newer users. When 80% of codex activity is on a handful of topics, the rest of the forum feels so sparse, and it just makes the site feel so dead. Like, no offense, but I don't have much interest in writing my confessions here - I'm just a private person. But so much of the community's activity is in that one thread. Or the "Something Good/Bad that happened to you" threads. It's cool for a little while, but am I the only one who feels like those threads have been beaten to death? A lot of the time I come on here and don't post anything at all because I feel out of the loop and uninterested in megathreads that have thousands of posts on one topic, and there's barely ever new topics posted. It took me a while to even decide if chit-chat was the right place to post this, because the whole first page is megathreads or AMA spam. And I feel like this lack of fresh, interesting threads is why the site is comatose outside 1000+ threads. It just feels like too much random stuff on one topic without any fresh discussions. I fully realise I'm largely just complaining here there's no topics that interest me much while simultaneously not posting any new topics of interest, but I'm uncreative. I dunno, I guess I just wanted to post my thoughts on it. Does anyone agree or am I just rambling?




#1999322 ICED on HPD

Posted by Generic on 04 January 2017 - 01:16 AM

Not to be rude but this thread kinda made me laugh.

 

I'm pretty sure even TNT will notice one user cleaning out shops of anything REMOTELY profitable, lol.




#1994244 Another dupe day?

Posted by Generic on 10 October 2016 - 01:44 PM

Pretty sure we can only dream of it. A lot of little things need to go right for there to be a dupe day. Stuff like there needs to be server lag, a bug to exploit, a cheater needs to find it before tnt AND that person needs to leak it.

 

For all we know, there's still a dupe available right now but someone is just hiding it for mass personal profit :o