circaserene

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  1. r̨͓̞͍͚͍e͚͉a̩͕̦l̖̕ͅi̩̙̫̺t̪̘͉̫͖̠y̬̻͖̮͍͉͔ ̥̦̳̰i̩͕̣͉̬̫ş a̧̖̠̣̹̘n̞͚̝̲͇ ̸̪͙̤̮̜̪͔i͖l̘̹l̵̥͙͇͚̩͇ͅṵ̗̘̥s͡i̬̬̣ͅo̪̮̱n̶ ̘̕t̥͎̗̳̰͡h͟e̵̞̰ ͖ư͖̦n̶̖͚̗͖̹i͍̙ͅv̸̲e͏̞̮̻̲̮̜̙r̙͡s̢̼̱̳͍̣̩̳e͈̞̱͉ ̨͉̟͓̱͓ͅi͏̩̞̣͍̠̦͙s̖̤̯̀ ̖̖a̤̯̼̭̲ ͈̪̻̖͇͙͉͠h͖̮o̵̥͔͇̜ͅl̘̠̼̖͙̱͔o̸͈g̦r͝a̦̣͉̦̕m̡̙͉ ̭͓̖̹B̻͕̤̫͞UY͟ ̰Ǵ͕͍͔̩O̠̗L͉̲͉̝̣̳͕D̴̜̠̖̱̩ ̗͚̘̫͓b͕̗̠̝̰͍̻y̪͓e̟͟e͓͖̞̙̖e̹̼̝̙͈͕̯e͖̞̼e!̞̬͖̟͓̹͘

     

    -Bill Cipher

  2. "The inexperienced in wisdom and virtue, ever occupied with feasting and such, are carried downward, and there, as is fitting, they wander their whole life long, neither ever looking upward to the truth above them nor rising toward it, nor tasting pure and lasting pleasures. Like cattle, always looking downward with their heads bent toward the ground and the banquet tables, they feed, fatten, and fornicate. In order to increase their possessions they kick and butt with horns and hoofs of steel and kill each other, insatiable as they are."

    -Plato, The Republic

  3. I'm glad you like them.  I'd never seen a place in a forum, as it were, where one was invited to simply share a single thought for consideration without any need for the shackles of context. c:  That said, this is the thought I have to share today~

     

    "Time, space, and natural law hold for me suggestions of intolerable bondage, and I can form no picture of emotional satisfaction which does not involve their defeat—especially the defeat of time, so that one may merge oneself with the whole historic stream and be wholly emancipated from the transient and the ephemeral."

    -H.P Lovecraft, letter to August Derleth, 1929

  4. "What we are trying to do, during all these discussions and talks here, is to see if we cannot radically bring about a transformation of the mind, not accept things as they are, nor revolt against them. Revolt doesn't answer a thing. You must understand it, go into it, examine it, give your heart and your mind, with everything that you have, to find out a way of living differently. That depends on you, and not on someone else, because in this there is no teacher, no pupil; there is no leader; there is no guru; there is no master, no saviour. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil; you are the master; you are the guru; you are the leader; you are everything."

    -Jiddu Krishnamurti

  5. It's kind of fun in its own way, but it also loses a lot, I think.  However from a technical standpoint, it seems to run fine; The admins are doing an excellent job optimizing it and such.  These are just my opinions, but~

     

    [Pros]

    -Great for 'jump in and go' playing, if you only have a short time

    -Fun on maps with huge waves; Could lead to entirely new kinds of maps being made specifically in that spirit

    -Makes lesser used weapons a little easier, probably good for tackling achievements with weapons you're not good with or don't like

    -Makes the game challenging in novel ways, such as learning how to shoot to take down groups that would be impossible with normal ammo or even unlimited with reloads;  This could extend the playability of the game.

     

    [Cons]

    -Might lag players with weaker connections or computers.  I didn't experience any lag until it got very extreme such as rapidfire flare gun, but iTips said that was a decal issue and that he'd be playing with that so that will likely end up being fixed.

    -Potentially makes most established maps easy to the point of being boring, not requiring aim due to the lack of need to account for reload time, however as i said above this could be mitigated by increasing the number of waves, size of waves, or both.

    -Potentially reduces the weapon choices for the most part to SMGs and burst fire guns, which could exacerbate the lag issue for users with weaker connections and hardware and make a bottomless server unplayable for them (However please take into account that I know nothing about coding or the mechanical workings of games or software in general)

    -Friendly fire could be an absolute nightmare with how this encourages reckless shooting.  Depending on your point of view this could either be a pain or be a new kind of fun and encourage people to make some very over-the-top mods.

     

    All in all, I don't think it's bad, but I don't think it's great either.  A mixed bag like anything else, there will be people who hate it and those who love it.  But hopefully it's easy to see it from both sides.. As a suggestion, perhaps examine the possibility of restricting/changing the weapons selection.  Maybe make it no medkits/pills/gene therapy?  Maybe make it single fire weapons only?  The exploding zombies on Hell's Gate were a lot of fun with the bottomless clip since you had to be careful to strafe for your life with the hail of bullets flying around, so maybe adding them to maps on a bottomless server?

     

    Regardless, good work on the whole thing.  It's certainly interesting, to say the least.

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    Recede in te ipse quantum potes; cum his versare qui te meliorem facturi sunt, illos admitte quos tu potes facere meliores. Mutuo ista fiunt, et homines dum docent discunt.

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    Withdraw into yourself, as far as you can. Associate with those who will make a better man of you. Welcome those whom you yourself can improve. The process is mutual; for men learn while they teach.

     

    -Seneca the Younger, Letter VII line VIII

  7. I'm like 9th ranked.  I don't know anything about anime, but I like this game a lot and pretty much exclusively play on your servers.  So I'll be here now and then.. If you'd like to play together, just shoot me a message.  I'm not a hard S.T.A.L.K.E.R to find.