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#4601134 PROOF @hydrahacked

Posted Zaephyr on 26 August 2016 - 01:53 AM

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This just legit happened in a game no setup


#4601005 A dismaying set of affairs has forced my hand.

Posted ROKMODE on 25 August 2016 - 06:04 PM

there are certainly many turns for the worse


the most significant was probably during the transition to Cata when AJ was integrated into this new Curse site. Not only did we lose our sick ass logo at the top, but we also lost like 2/3 of the poster base, and all the BG threads died overnight. This was only exasperated by removing BG queues altogether. There was an usual spike in activity during the infamous xandyn incident, but that was an anomaly for sure. Somehow during the last 2 expansions, most US posters (and probably pvpers) seemed to have quit the game, while the lowest of the lowest EU scum continue to post on this site.

btw I recognize that I am a useless poster as well but thats my 2c anyway


#4600993 A dismaying set of affairs has forced my hand.

Posted Zaephyr on 25 August 2016 - 05:06 PM

View PostXonika, on 25 August 2016 - 04:57 PM, said:

they are the only people who actually have a go/stand up to the idiots who made this site take a huge turn for the worse

erm


#4600978 A dismaying set of affairs has forced my hand.

Posted Thaya on 25 August 2016 - 03:40 PM

for real though

i don't actively mod here as i don't play wow and rarely browse gen disc, so i just don't want to get involved as i'd feel wrong applying a policy selectively to some people and not others (and i don't have the time/motivation to apply it properly)

but some of you should chill the fuck out or i'll make exceptions

pages upon pages of just raw personal insults is no go

there's a fine line between trolling/shitposting and being an actual toxic cunt. policing being loose doesn't mean you should make the forum worse for everyone

rydar and bobbychong are on the top of my list. consider this a warning


#4600960 A dismaying set of affairs has forced my hand.

Posted Zaephyr on 25 August 2016 - 02:49 PM

I feel like this needs to be posted for all those taking me a BIT too seriously!!! (though the main point still stands)

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#4600924 A dismaying set of affairs has forced my hand.

Posted Forumz on 25 August 2016 - 12:32 PM

Seriously, look at this thread. Just ban these shitheads already?


#4600918 A dismaying set of affairs has forced my hand.

Posted Justicethis on 25 August 2016 - 11:54 AM

I really do not understand how people can't act like mature adults. You can fuck around, but having no input at all on the topic and just being a dipshit to someone. I would assume most of us are at minimum 18+ playing this old shitty game and acting like a 13 year old girl that just got her first period is just stupid.

Act your age people.


#4600972 New ban wave for bots

Posted GrieverXIII on 25 August 2016 - 03:27 PM

View Postzzatbrah, on 25 August 2016 - 02:44 PM, said:

does literally anything you can think of and considering the entire game (outside of arena) is a giant mmo grind it's pretty damn useful

Meh, if i didn't enjoy the MMO aspect of the game i'd be playing League, Overwatch or maybe even Smite instead.


#4600828 A dismaying set of affairs has forced my hand.

Posted Zaephyr on 24 August 2016 - 10:26 PM

View PostROKMODE, on 24 August 2016 - 10:25 PM, said:

or you could just ban them
one of them literally calling for nicholaes to be killed

then the eu goon squad xonika jaime etc upvote posts about killing other member of AJ

I am doing that which is in my power.


#4600816 A dismaying set of affairs has forced my hand.

Posted Zaephyr on 24 August 2016 - 09:53 PM

For generations arena junkies has been a place where people can come to learn.

Unfortunately this has changed in recent days.

Culminating in this post

Kamikaze for some.



Recently It has come to my attention that there are some members on this forum that no longer meet the necessary requirements for posting in some areas of this forum.

Your Arena Junkies was created in view that only the best, the most prestigious, those who had proved themselves on a field of battle could post in some areas of this forum.

Damnation to them! I hate to be the one to find that certain 'slackers' have made it through the pearly gates.

Alas, Now that the season is over, certain members, who I would hate to mention the names of are posting here with no rating, and no previous gladiator helmets to back up their claims to greatness.

Really I feel that as they offer no substantial content they should no longer be here.


#4600591 AJ appreciation thread

Posted Nicholaes92 on 24 August 2016 - 01:41 AM

View PostOdrareg, on 23 August 2016 - 11:28 PM, said:

i was just asking in general but i guess mostly to you eugene as you were the one being active in the conversation with jim.

i'm basically wondering if we can all agree that if a muslim comes to your house saying he doesnt like your xmas tree he can very well fuck off - without having to define ourselves as racist piece of shits. this is the problem about a relevant part of islam. too easily offended and some of its prehistoric views on society collide with our constitutional values, creating social conflict. avoid eating pork, follow your ramadan month, pray to mecca however you want, but don't touch the values all of our past generations died for. (sadly human greed and lust for power goes beyond anything though hence why we will always have wars).

i also want to highlight how even if all of european countries are secular, they are the result of most christian values and doctrine. freedom, acceptance, respect, love for your enemy, and all that. it's a part of our culture and if the crucifix symbolizes such ideals, then let it hang on the wall. you don't like it? ignore it, we're not shaving it up your ass anyways, its just hanging there.

no need to hide christianity was also pretty fucked up back when "we" burned witches, black cats, when spanish and roman inquisition tortured and killed anyone who had a different scientific theory than what was said in the bible.. or even when we asked for money to believers for their sins to be forgiven.  
its just that it all happened 500 years ago (due to a wrong interpretation / pursue of personal gain), and crusades are even a couple more centuries older.

Yes I do agree in the non analogical sense, if a muslim, christian, or Buddhist comes to your house and says he doesnt like the christmas tree/menorah/whateverthefuckdumbreligiousshityouhave then yeah he can fuck off.  And in a society if someone is "offended" by any type of religious symbol, then yes they are moronic.  But the whole reasoning behind this argument wasn't to debate that.  It was to debate the generalization of a group, this one just happens to be muslims.  

I understand that there it can get out of hand and if someone came into my country saying I couldn't do such and such anymore because it offends someone then yes I would be pissed off.  Or for example jim said if someone killed your pet because they think you shouldn't love animals, then yes I would be pissed off.  But, I wouldn't be pissed at every muslim and start hating muslims, even if that's their reasoning behind their behavior.  I would be pissed at the sensitive prick crying about being offended and I would be pissed at the clearly mentally unstable douche bag killing my cat.  

You see getting pissed off at a group/nation/race because of how you are treated by the ones around is not fair at all.  I know I sound like a fucking PBS special but seriously.  You would be no better than the black people in ferguson towards cops, or the iraqies towards americans, or fucking clint eastwood in gran torino (bad example but you get it).  Just because you might be surrounded by shitty people who are muslim doesn't mean muslim people are shitty, it just means you are surrounded by shitty people.

If I were to do the same I would 100% be racist towards blacks, which i'm not.  I grew up in a small town with a few black people and they were the only "influence" I had into black culture, and they were crooks.  But thankfully I was raised to judge people by their character and not by their color or religion.  

And also a sidenote on "i also want to highlight how even if all of european countries are secular, they are the result of most christian values.."  

This bugs me.  This isn't christian values.  It may be values that christians have but the way this is always said it's like they are claiming to have founded love and respect and so on.  This is EVERY religion's values.  If you read some of the Koran it is actually MORE peaceful preaching MORE acceptance preaching than the bible 100%,  it's just extremest for some reason took it way too far.

http://www.juancole....-terrorism.html



But to answer your first questions

1) people complaining about the crucifix being shown in classrooms in the western world:

Fuck them.  I am by no means religious at ALL, I don't even think there is a god.  But, if I walk into my kids classroom and it has a crucifix, star of david, or what ever the fuck on the wall, I don't fucking care.  If my kid asks me about it ill sit him down and say something like

"Well little uegene, there is this thing called religion, and some people have a religion and some people don't, the whole reason behind a religion is because people want to know where we all came from and where we go when we pass, this is where some people believe in god who is a guy (or girl whatthefuckever you want it to be) who made all the worlds but a lot of people have different ideas of where we came from so thats why we have a lot of religions.  And some people believe in science and that we can figure out exactly where we came from if we just keep working on it"  or something to that measure.

But if the teacher starts to preach her religion and starts says shit like YOU ALL GO TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY AND PRAISE GOD YOU NEED TO READ YOUR BIBLES!  You bet your fucking ass i'm the first parent in there getting her job.  If you want to express it quietly, great good for you, if you start spewing that shit to my kid, get the fuck out of here go be a nun.



2) muslims getting offended and potentially harmful as well if you draw a picture of Allah on a satiric newspaper that also pictures jesus or whatever:

I mean I don't see any other way TO feel about this one.  If they just get offended and thats it, fine by me be offended just keep it to yourself.  But when they start harming others, this is where religion becomes an issue.  I mean I can't really delve into this because it's so obvious how anyone should feel about this.  If anyone feels so strongly about their religion that they will harm someone else or even kill them because of a cartoon, they need to be dead.  Not saying we should kill them, but they don't belong on this earth.

   I don't care if someone wants to say it's the religion pushing them or their ideals, I strongly believe that if you think that way that you have to harm someone over a cartoon you have a mental illness 100%.  So with that being said I don't HATE muslims because SOME think they need to do that.  I hate the person who takes that kind of action over a fucking cartoon.

sorry for wall of text, it's rare that I can have a debate/discussion without someone calling someone else autistic or wishing my death or whatever those children are saying.


#4600522 AJ appreciation thread

Posted Nicholaes92 on 23 August 2016 - 09:38 PM

View PostJim_Jim, on 23 August 2016 - 08:48 PM, said:

Thanks you Uegene, at least, we can debate with you. I like debating.



In France, unless you put your child in a specific private school, all of the school of the republic are free of religion. No religious teaching, nothing, it should normally have no influence at all. Having a special meal, why not, having a special meal for religious reasons is not. A burqa, a crucifix, a kippa (?) or anything is defended. I'm not offended personnally because i'm the kind of guy who manage to laugh for everything, even the darkest thing. I just think it's a lack of consistence. If your school allow religion to be a part of it, ok. But if not, first of all, you teach child that some other childs are differents than them, and it could be used negatively as "they can have something different than me".



Vote. I think this is the best way to change things. Of course i will not put my Thor Steinar clothes, and kill people, because first i'm not stupid, and second, i'm as threatening physically as a chihuahua.
And for your Palestine thing, in France, if you say "Palestine was stolen from them", you could be sued for antisemitism. True fact. And have all the israelite association in your ass.
And i don't hate "brown" people. I hate "people" who used their religion as a weapon to impose their laws instead of the country's laws. Especially in France where we supposed to be the country of "human right's". Liberté égalité fraternité is not something you can wipe your ass with. "Liberté" is freedom. Freedom of religion of course, but Equality mean that everyone is equal, and not above the law, or other people in anything.
And it is islam now like it could be Christianism tomorrow if some jesus fan come and said "We don't accept your diablo 3 tshirt because it's a representation of the devil, please remove it."



Expressing =/= Imposing.
If they want to express it, why not. If they yell at someone to move from his place to make his prayers, it's not ok.
Do you see the difference?



What you just said his is not in your favor because you said the exact 3 words that everyone should said : "do you mind?". Something we should answer by a yes... or a no of course.



You're right, we haven't the same culture. And once again this example is not really good in my point of view, because, at the opposite of what happened right now, people who still think Sosseri's are still slaves refuse to give them the freedom each person should have. I have been educated in a country where everyone should be equal, no matter what.
You understand i'm only speaking of religions right? Changing culture by reducing freedoms that my "ancestors" as you said fought for only for a religion belief... nope, this is not change.

Because it is what it is, religion is, most of the time, something which reduce your own freedom, because you follow specific rules. But why not ! As long as it's, once again, in your private area, with your family.



Once again my problem is religion. I have accepted Macdonald's like you probably accept our "croissants" and "baguette" (And our wine.). You are not forced to go to mcdo, same for me. It's not a regression in human rights, and anything like that.

Religion is probably good for people in need to be reassured or conforted. Probably. But overall, i think it's too important and used negatively. There is more constraints than everything else, but imposing it in a public place, and put it above the law is something which annoy me. A lot.

And using the "racism free of jail" card each time is pretty annoying. It's unlucky that all people who believe in the Prophet are "brown", if there is a equivalent term in english that my language skill doesn't know yet for people who dislike any form of religion, i'm probably more like that.
Because honestly, the color of the skin is not something you choose at your birth like a character creation.

Religion is.

I don't think it's bad or morally horrible to say that some cultures can't live together. We are so many people in this planet, it's impossible to like each others. For me european cultures are not compatible with country who put islam religion as a huge pillar of their society. Where is the problem. Forcing people to like each other can only bring conflict one day or another.

Well first I have to apologize for a couple things.  One I thought you were Russian for some reason not French, so my bad.  Also I could inhale misunderstood what you were saying in previous posts because what I read was people were just trying to express their religion and you weren't having it.  SO I think if I'm any example that anyone, whether it be immigrants or native French try to impose any kind of ideal on you, then yes that is bullshit.  Now I'm not saying you should hate the whole religion and everyone associated with it, but if anyone tried to impose those things on me I would very loudly tell them to go fuck themselves.

But I still think if it comes to things such as a meal option for kids who happen to be Muslim, there should be no issue there.  You also said something about kids having issues with the meals because they will think "they have something I don't".  If your kid does think that, then that's something YOU need to explain to YOUR kids.  Now if the school said "ok guys no more pork on our menu at all because we need to all follow the Koran rules so no one gets offended, then yes that's bullshit.  

A huge issue when I was a kid was that a lot of parents thought we shouldn't be learning about evolution because they don't believe in evolution and if we did learn about it that we should have another lesson teaching about Jesus so they can show their point of view.  So when I grew up my science teacher was on the Jesus side so when we learned about evolution she treated as if we were reading a fiction novel and then she went on rant about how the bible has the real answers.  Now I tell you this because I think that that teacher should have been fired that day and this is an example of religion imposing ideas in school.  But we also had fish or chicken on Fridays as an option.  Which I think is a non issue.  



#4600501 AJ appreciation thread

Posted Jim_Jim on 23 August 2016 - 08:48 PM

Thanks you Uegene, at least, we can debate with you. I like debating.

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But your first point:  it's seriously just an option they are providing for someone who may have reasons to not eat pork.  They aren't forcing anything on you or your children they are just providing a service for people who may be non-pork eaters.  This in no way effects you, not in the least bit, so why do you care?  And just curious I could be wrong, but when you were in school what was the "main religion" of most of the students?  Because for me it was catholic and every Friday during lent they would have an option for fish meals.  Even though I was catholic growing up I just chose to eat the chicken sandwich.  Didn't effect me at all that the hardcore Catholics ate fish because I didn't fucking care, like you shouldn't.

In France, unless you put your child in a specific private school, all of the school of the republic are free of religion. No religious teaching, nothing, it should normally have no influence at all. Having a special meal, why not, having a special meal for religious reasons is not. A burqa, a crucifix, a kippa (?) or anything is defended. I'm not offended personnally because i'm the kind of guy who manage to laugh for everything, even the darkest thing. I just think it's a lack of consistence. If your school allow religion to be a part of it, ok. But if not, first of all, you teach child that some other childs are differents than them, and it could be used negatively as "they can have something different than me".

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Your second point: what are you going to do Jim? You going to fight them for thinking differently than you around you?  That would make you no better than Palestine, you know, those brown people you hate.  At least they have a reason to be pissed because their land was stolen from them, you are getting arsed over someone not wanting to eat pork for fucks sake.

Vote. I think this is the best way to change things. Of course i will not put my Thor Steinar clothes, and kill people, because first i'm not stupid, and second, i'm as threatening physically as a chihuahua.
And for your Palestine thing, in France, if you say "Palestine was stolen from them", you could be sued for antisemitism. True fact. And have all the israelite association in your ass.
And i don't hate "brown" people. I hate "people" who used their religion as a weapon to impose their laws instead of the country's laws. Especially in France where we supposed to be the country of "human right's". Liberté égalité fraternité is not something you can wipe your ass with. "Liberté" is freedom. Freedom of religion of course, but Equality mean that everyone is equal, and not above the law, or other people in anything.
And it is islam now like it could be Christianism tomorrow if some jesus fan come and said "We don't accept your diablo 3 tshirt because it's a representation of the devil, please remove it."

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Also why are you making fun of people for being offended over little things?  That's literally what you are doing.  You are getting offended over someone expressing their religion in public.  You know I also think that religion should be only expressed in your home, but you know what if someone thinks they need to express it in public by praying to Mecca everyday then go right ahead man as long as you aren't hurting anyone then you do you.  But you making fun of people for getting offended while simultaneously getting offended makes you look pretty immature

Expressing =/= Imposing.
If they want to express it, why not. If they yell at someone to move from his place to make his prayers, it's not ok.
Do you see the difference?

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Your third point:   thats probably the worst analogy you could have used.  You see the things that you are describing that they are doing are having no effect on you whatsoever.  Let's use your shit analogy if that's how you need it explained to you.  That's like someone coming to your house for dinner and saying "hey we always wash our hands before we eat do you mind if we wash our hands?" Of course you shouldn't care even if you don't wash your hands because it will have no effect on you whatsoever.  

What you just said is not in your favor because you said the exact 3 words that everyone should said : "do you mind?". Something we should answer by a yes... or a no of course.
And even when french people, after a vote, said "No.", it's usually "Well, it's looks like a yes, so it's yes !" from european leaders. See what happened in france in 2005.

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Also the biggest problem you face here Jim is that you don't understand that countries traditions and culture is always changing whether you like it or not.  I guarantee if your ancestors were alive today and saw how everyone around you lived and acted they would be saying the same shit to you, "get out of our country you aren't like us you think differently".  I wish I knew more about your country so I could bring up examples but I don't so I have to use mine.  There is still people alive in America today that still think blacks should be slaves and we basically treat those people like idiots and that they aren't real Americans if they think like that, but not even 100 years ago that's how most of America thought.  Which is awful that it use to be like that, but that's just how things change.

You're right, we haven't the same culture. And once again this example is not really good in my point of view, because, at the opposite of what happened right now, people who still think Sosseri's are still slaves refuse to give them the freedom each person should have. I have been educated in a country where everyone should be equal, no matter what.
You understand i'm only speaking of religions right? Changing culture by reducing freedoms that my "ancestors" as you said fought for only for a religion belief... nope, this is not change.

Because it is what it is, religion is, most of the time, something which reduce your own freedom, because you follow specific rules. But why not ! As long as it's, once again, in your private area, with your family.

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Which is really funny how you are posting these thoughts in English if you ask me.  Because in a way, you learning English is you accepting a type of culture into your lifestyle.  Your country driving cars is your country accepting a foreign culture/good.  Your country probably more than likely has a McDonald's does it not?  It may not I don't know.  But you don't even realize how different you probably are to ancient Russians that I find it fucking laughable that you think only your way of living is the true sense of your nation.  Nations change, cultures change, it's all going to change whether you like it or not.  Hopefully one day the way you think is long in the past in a history book.

Once again my problem is religion. I have accepted Macdonald's like you probably accept our "croissants" and "baguette" (And our wine.). You are not forced to go to mcdo, same for me. It's not a regression in human rights, and anything like that.

Religion is probably good for people in need to be reassured or conforted. Probably. But overall, i think it's too important and used negatively. There is more constraints than everything else, but imposing it in a public place, and put it above the law is something which annoy me. A lot.

And using the "racism free of jail" card each time is pretty annoying. It's unlucky that all people who believe in the Prophet are "brown", if there is a equivalent term in english that my language skill doesn't know yet for people who dislike any form of religion, i'm probably more like that.
Because honestly, the color of the skin is not something you choose at your birth like a character creation.

Religion is a choice.

I don't think it's bad or morally horrible to say that some cultures can't live together. We are so many people in this planet, it's impossible to like each others. For me european cultures are not compatible with country who put islam religion as a huge pillar of their society. Where is the problem. Forcing people to like each other can only bring conflict one day or another. And it's what happened recently in France, in Germany, in all europe.
Someone said that i had a poster of "Le Pen" in my wall, but jokes aside, this one "Le Pen", the father, predict all of that 20 years ago, and he was personnified as Hitler, and still is now.


#4600489 AJ appreciation thread

Posted ROKMODE on 23 August 2016 - 08:11 PM

random sitenote

this new trend of calling everything and anyone autistic is really annoying


it's the new "cancer" and "aids"

It's a substitute for any insults that require any actual creativity. Pretty sure half the people who use the word super liberally don't even know what it implies.


#4600309 AJ appreciation thread

Posted Nicholaes92 on 22 August 2016 - 09:00 PM

View PostThaya, on 22 August 2016 - 08:14 PM, said:

i'm not "supporting religion" in any way

i just think militant atheism is stupid

That it is.  Even though I personally believe that following any religion, praising the man in the sky to be a complete waste of time, and also an insult to someone's intelligence, I would never try to sway someone's beliefs by pushing mine on them.  

I believe you can think whatever you want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else and you keep it to yourself.   The moment you try to force it on someone else, whether it be atheism, Islam, or FSM that makes you an idiot.




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