Of course, keep in mind this is the same store who thinks it's appropriate to clothe the elementary school set with "Dirty Girl" slogans, printed cherry panty sets (with inappropriate bralettes, to boot), the somewhat infamous "Wet Kitty" swimsuit, and do I even need to mention the reference to twerking?
Also, why does this shape exist? Why is it still everywhere? Why do easily 75% of all women on the grid want to be straddle-hipped and fish-lipped? These questions have never been answered to my satisfaction.
(Of course, if I ever got a halfway decent answer to those questions, I'd just have to ask why this everything exists next. Or why this dress was made to be compatible with Lolas Tango appliers. And frankly, those are conversations that just won't end well.)
Speaking of general bafflement, why do these power outlets exist? I mean, I admire their dedication to offering them in various colors, and yes, I understand it's an innovative way to change the angle of the outlet so that they fit more neatly against the wall for purposes of furniture distance, but...it still seems really odd.
In the meantime, recently, Neverwinter suffered a networking failure, and it took several hours for them to replace the affected systems. They were very in touch with their userbase via web page updates as well as constant Twitter contact, something I humbly and deeply appreciate as a user of their game.
This was an in-game capture of the moment the game came back online. There are so many players in one place, I couldn't even make out all the names. Which ignores the very real issue of enough players in one place, they seriously overlapped each other. It was limbs and arms poking out of random torsos and rotating in place, which was slightly amusing, but also kind of staggering. And this was not the only place in the game people returned, this was just a common gathering point for many.
But, as ever, along with a restoration of the local population, came...well, the local population:
[Zone] teamkiwi@t3amkiwi: omg party at the Tempus invokeI don't even know what that insult means. Also, what would an albino Snow White be? Skin white as snow, but then hair white as snow, too? And pale lips?
[Zone] G DANTE@gdante7111111: just because you have in the same data center does not mean each person in that center has the same hardware
[Zone] XcessiveArcana@xcessiveforce40: Dante was complaining on facebook as well
[Zone] Albino@AlbinoSnowWhite: The legions of the Damned is recruiting !!!!
[Zone] XXXO@xxxokiller: oh shut the fk up you albino
Are they really Snow White at that point, in anything save camouflage and coloration?
[Zone] XXXO@xxxokiller: I lost my 5,000 zen ^^A valid point, and one more folks in Neverwinter should embrace.
[Zone] Lesryl@traxsu: They won't fix it.
[Zone] Lesryl@traxsu: This has happened before.
[Zone] lillith@themuffingirl2: maybe we should be happy its a free to play game and they work so hard to keep it up
[Zone] James@trjames: Wow, look at all the people/bots invoking right nowAbsolutely. That's what you're seeing in the above image, by the way--that's the main place to pray for boons from the various gods in Protectors' Enclave, the main zone of Neverwinter.
[Zone] Bruce.Lee@dyanjp: woo hoo back up
[Zone] XcessiveArcana@xcessiveforce40: every company wants cheap labor for ITWhy does she have to be lying? They're in San Francisco, unless they co-locate their server banks, which is also possible--but either way, it's not beyond the realm of possibility at all that she's seen the server banks. Options for how this might happen:
[Zone] Kat Shieldheart@jedifreeman: G DANTE - let me rephrase - I have personally seen the Neverwinter servers
[Zone] Kat Shieldheart@jedifreeman: I HAVE GAZED UPON THIS WORLD FROM THE OUTSIDE
[Zone] XXXO@xxxokiller: bruce lee *%^! just got real lmao
[Zone] G DANTE@gdante7111111: kat stop lieing
- She works in service and repair of a server company Cryptic contracts with to maintain their data.
- She works for Perfect World.
- She works for Cryptic.
- She works in the IT department that directly maintains the Neverwinter game.
- She delivers mail to engineers that work in the server banks for whatever companies Cryptic work with.
- She works in human resources and had reason to go down to talk with engineers or IT support workers.
- She has friends who works in any of these areas, and they took her on a tour of the facilities.
[Zone] Tarna@death69inc: hard to beleive it took that longNot really. Keep in mind they had a widespread system failure, and Cryptic was repairing networking in sequence to make sure everything pathed correctly for retention. A great many Cryptic and Perfect World games went offline, so it wasn't just Neverwinter, either. As seen on that web link, eight games in total had issues that needed repair.
[Zone] Random Chance@Random_Chance: well, finally in...has everyone demanded that Perfect World owes them compensation for not being able to play their free game all day?Please be kidding.
[Zone] Shinryuu the Sleeper@finmakin: I always find it hilarious when ppl complaining about a free game... SUE them... get them to Court instead of crying here like baby'sExactly. She works for the company, or for a company who works for the company, because a surprising number of folks who work for Cryptic/Neverwinter/Perfect World also play the games they run, quelle horreur. Gods forbid people who work for a game company actually ENJOY playing games.
[Zone] cardinal sin@jagrmaster: lmao sorry its still a lil funny
[Zone] cardinal sin@jagrmaster: were you here for that?
[Zone] Kat Shieldheart@jedifreeman: G DANTE - sorry that you dont believe me. Some of us are actually real people who have real jobs who get to do cool things.
[Zone] Lerissa Balorfist@foxfire444: Problem is it also affected games that people pay forThey did work wicked hard to get it back up. See when they first noticed the problem on March 21st, followed by this, this, this, this--which is something they didn't have to do, but chose to do to help the feeling of disappointment for Neverwinter gamers...Pretty much their entire tweet stream from the 21st, actually, deals largely with the downtime and both reassuring and informing customers.
[Zone] XXXO@xxxokiller: people put plenty of money into this fkn game, no reason for that nonsense about free game &#$# boy
[Zone] Tarna@death69inc: lol they must care less abotu makign money or they woudl have worked hard to get it back up
[Zone] Darray@theghostess: I think the CTA should be extended. But that's the only "compensation" I would expect.And the game devs agreed with Darray, and extended the Call to Arms event to make up for the downtime.
[Zone] G DANTE@gdante7111111: i dont ask them to give me nothing its them once again walking with there tails between there legsI don't even know what he means here. How is constant Twitter and web contact slinking off in shame when all this happened?
[Zone] Zenith@stellarstrider: They already extended itYep. And a great many people, me included, deeply appreciated them for doing that.
[Zone] Kat Shieldheart@jedifreeman: Darray - it is extended by a day
[Zone] Gin@Sadler38: the CTA did get extended
[Zone] Ashiok@juicebox87: quit whining and game on you sissy cupcakes.Hee!
[Zone] Random Chance@Random_Chance: I"m guessing they had to get replacement equipment flown in from another part of the countryI thought so, too, but it wasn't a server failure, just a networking one.
[Zone] Pri3stitute@ratbugasmatti: WELCOME BACK TO THE REAL WORLD!!!!
[Zone] G DANTE@gdante7111111: trolling is not a real jobGet stuffed, Dante.
[Zone] Waeren@mystrmidnyte: no1 cares *%^!What? Seriously, dude, what the hell does that even mean?
[Zone] Gin@vincentnw: trolling = lving under a brigde to take tolls from travelers... sounds like a homeless guy or a mugger
[Zone] Kat Shieldheart@jedifreeman: G DANTE - you are right, you should start looking for something elsePlease be kidding, part II.
[Zone] Random Chance@Random_Chance: wait...no mail explaining the outage and what they're going to give me in compensation? GET MY LAWYERS ON THE PHONE!
[Zone] G DANTE@gdante7111111: kat stop trolling thats what your doing by saying what your saying right now read your responceYeah, hard not to, to both of these.
[Zone] Syndul The Slick@morenthar: I LOVE IT HOW PEOPLE PLAY A GAME THEY HATE. I LOVE LAMP ;)
[Zone] Kat Shieldheart@jedifreeman: G DANTE - see, there is a difference between trolling and the truth - I actually have been to the PWE DatacenterAgain, why does she have to be lying? Why is there controversy over this point in the first place?
[Zone] cardinal sin@jagrmaster: here comes the questions lol
[Zone] XXXO@xxxokiller: snuffles is that considered trolling since you are lying?
[Zone] Bagwit Halfins@theoriginalmad: well thats a fail .. no redundency system apparentlyPerfectly possible, in fact.
[Zone] Random Chance@Random_Chance: could be original and backup network devices were same make, with same defect
[Zone] G DANTE@gdante7111111: soon the asian scammers are going to comeYep. And we've pretty much restored full service to the game, gold spammers and all. I think we're done here.
[Zone] cardinal sin@jagrmaster: lol dante
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[Zone] G DANTE@gdante7111111: the asian scammers with hey friends
[Zone] Sniffles@bodizatfa: when they come you can whisper....theyre here
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[Zone] G DANTE@gdante7111111: see look
[Zone] Sniffles@bodizatfa: theyre here
[Zone] G DANTE@gdante7111111: there they are