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  1. Surely if you are pulling in many new players, you should be able to group new players together. Its when you have no new players that you despair.
  2. It's actually closer to four to five years. It has been on early access for at least two years from what I remember.
  3. Proudfeet

    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    The comparison is not perfect, but it is fair. The Grizz have a fantastic rookie, but the Cavs are missing Love. Either way, that is besides the point. My point was not that LeBron isn't that good nor that Conley is as good as LeBron. I'm saying that saying Cleveland's roster without LeBron is bad because of this year's results is excessively reductive. Also, Cavs were trash with Love, but so were many other teams that have since recovered. Not that I was expecting Cavs to be a playoff team this year, but I thought that they could be where the Nets are now.
  4. Proudfeet

    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    That is true, but also his team was built around him, to maximise his playstyle. No idea what happened to George Hill, but most of the team was meant to catch and shoot 3 pointers or catch and dunk. Its not a wonder that they collapsed, and you're also conveniently leaving out Kevin Love being injured. Also, by that logic, you can also say how amazing Mike Conley is. Just look at the Grizzlies last year! LeBron is great, the Lakers wouldn't be in a playoff position without him either, but that logic is just silly.
  5. Proudfeet

    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    Good timing. Or Jimmy Butler stole his soul. Meanwhile, LeBron is starting to do the heavy lifting for the Lakers. Didn't think he would have started so early. I guess missing the playoffs is really not an option. Might hurt the development of the young Lakers though.
  6. Proudfeet

    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    Probably, but stacking the best players together isn't going to work if they don't play together. I don't know how serious the flare up between Durant and Green was, but if the atmosphere is already tense, it could blow up after you add Cousins to it. Besides, look at Boston now or when LeBron first joined Miami. Even if everything goes well, there might still be an adjustment period before they gel. Could be potential for an upset. There is hope. I don't think Cousins is a toxic teammate like Dwight Howard, but he is very emotional and impulsive. Also, I also think that Green's outbursts are a net negative. The Warriors claim otherwise, but you can never be sure how much of it is sincere and how much of it is just PR speak. The Nuggets with Isaiah Thomas is one to watch too, especially since he is playing for a contract again after his poor showing with both the Cavs and Lakers.
  7. Proudfeet

    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    It depends on how you define dreadful though. If you're looking for title contenders, the East definitely seems stronger, but if you're looking at it as a whole, they also overwhelmingly dominate the bottom of the standings. For Jaime's specific context per Wizard's hopes, which has more to do with fringe playoff spots than title contenders, looking at the bottom teams is more relevant, thus the East sucks. Also, I hope the Warriors implode after Cousins gets back from injury. I don't get it. Isn't it the coach's responsibility to get his players back on track? If it was the first five games, sure. But it's twenty games in, that's not an excuse anymore.
  8. Proudfeet

    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    1. 11-6 (Clippers) 7. 11-8 (Lakers) 8. 10-10 (Spurs) 14. 9-12 (Jazz) 15. 4-15 (Suns) Standings are really close. To add to that, the Jazz may be second to last, but they are still within close reach of the 8th seed. Spurs and Pelicans started well but have been on an extended losing streak since. Wonder what things will look like at the halfway mark. Anyway, I thought Gasol was washed up last year, but apparently he just gave up on the season after Conley went down. Or Conley really is that important of a player. Last year really stands out as an outlier for both Gasol and the Grizzlies.
  9. Proudfeet

    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    I'm really curious as to what past time qualifies your criteria of being an adult. It seems that Markelle Fultz is trying to emulate Kawhi Leonard now. It is really interesting since he has been disappointing thus far. Wonder which teams will trade for him and what they will offer.
  10. Thanks. It is rather strange. It sounds like it's a really polished game lobby rather than a game. I think cosmetics are a fair way for developers to milk their franchise, especially if they are providing servers and/or updates instead of selling expansions. There aren't many games that run on subscription now, and you can usually only sell the base game once. It is far better than the pay to win/pay for lives model too. Also, I think that these companies have a mostly good read on what their audience wants. We just aren't their audience. I mean, EA manages to sell what are essentially the same games every year or every other year. It's really amazing to see.
  11. What is Fallout 76 meant to be? From a quick google, it seems that it is a multiplayer RPG shooter with no story? Are the reviews exaggerated or is it really that bad? My interest perked a little from your comparisons, but there are no similarities to any of the games you listed. It is not a MOBA FPS (Overwatch), nor a Battle Royale (Fortnite + newest Call of Duty), nor whatever the old Call of Duty/Battlefield/Day of Defeat genre is called. It seems closer to Destiny/Warframe, except that those games have actual content?
  12. He is amazing at catch and shoots. He goes up instantly. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/klay-thompson-only-needs-0-79-seconds-to-beat-you/ Anyway, he probably played just enough to break the record. They were 40 points up at half time, so they probably didn't need to put their starters in for the second half.
  13. Proudfeet

    International News Thread

    But unethical decisions are decisions. Maybe I'm lacking in creativity, but I don't see how this would compel companies to be as cutthroat as possible. I was too focused on the legal aspect to think of other consequences, but I guess there is a bit of self-preservation rather than greed in the sense that shareholders can remove the management if they are unsatisfied. I just don't agree that there is a legal aspect to it. I think the difference of planned obsolescence in this case is that previously, it could be a deliberate design flaw that limits the longevity of the product. However, in this case, it seems that they are actively sabotaging the product by releasing new updates with the sole aim of limiting performance.
  14. Proudfeet

    International News Thread

    Thanks, but I think that that is a very superficial way of looking at it. I don't know of many people who will put their organisation before themselves. much less the shareholders. That is why they try to have their interests coincide. For example, matching bonuses to financial benchmarks. As far as legality goes, breach of fiduciary duty is mainly for "negligence" or personal benefit. When it comes to unethical decisions, it is still very much on the management trying to increase their own bonuses and any benefit for the company is just an extra. The legal argument sounds to me that you are claiming that shareholders will sue the board when they find out Apple/Samsung didn't implement forced slowing down of phones when their rival did.
  15. Proudfeet

    International News Thread

    Is there a reason to specifically lay the blame on companies? Companies are staffed by people and I'm sure people that are self-employed can be just as unscrupulous.
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