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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from StriderZessei in In memorium of Paragoombaslayer... FAQ addition   
    And throw in some hate for turrets, along with insults directed at anyone that has ever played a PWT ship or an Outrider. Then, you must insult all who disagree. You must do this even if turrets had nothing to do with the subject at hand. 
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    Hockeyzombie reacted to Herowannabe in In memorium of Paragoombaslayer... FAQ addition   
    That was too accurate! I think the only way you could have made it more authentic was if you snuck in a comment about smearing ice cream all over your face while playing PWTs.
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    Hockeyzombie reacted to eMeM in Final Rogue One Trailer   
    But still insignificant next to the power of the Force.
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    Hockeyzombie reacted to Audio Weasel in Final Rogue One Trailer   
    Not sure how much of that is from the fighters and how much is because the floor is lava
     
     
     
    That said......  it's a **** good time to be a Star Wars fan
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Odanan in Is X-Wing Broken? Why all the fixes?   
    Because some people really seem to struggle with the fact that players will eventually find a few lists that are just better than other lists, and that these will ultimately form the basis of competitive play. That and with no spoilers to discuss all we've really got for conversation is discussing what would bring certain ships back into the spotlight.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from DeltaPod in Is X-Wing Broken? Why all the fixes?   
    Because some people really seem to struggle with the fact that players will eventually find a few lists that are just better than other lists, and that these will ultimately form the basis of competitive play. That and with no spoilers to discuss all we've really got for conversation is discussing what would bring certain ships back into the spotlight.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from StriderZessei in Is X-Wing Broken? Why all the fixes?   
    Because some people really seem to struggle with the fact that players will eventually find a few lists that are just better than other lists, and that these will ultimately form the basis of competitive play. That and with no spoilers to discuss all we've really got for conversation is discussing what would bring certain ships back into the spotlight.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Jyico in Is X-Wing Broken? Why all the fixes?   
    Because some people really seem to struggle with the fact that players will eventually find a few lists that are just better than other lists, and that these will ultimately form the basis of competitive play. That and with no spoilers to discuss all we've really got for conversation is discussing what would bring certain ships back into the spotlight.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from SEApocalypse in Is X-Wing Broken? Why all the fixes?   
    Because some people really seem to struggle with the fact that players will eventually find a few lists that are just better than other lists, and that these will ultimately form the basis of competitive play. That and with no spoilers to discuss all we've really got for conversation is discussing what would bring certain ships back into the spotlight.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from TasteTheRainbow in Ghost kill markings   
    You know that bit where Poe shoots down about 10-12 TIE/FOs while aiming precision shots at the Stormtroopers on the ground, rescuing Finn without even messing up the jacket? Remember how he made it look so easy?
     
    Wedge is even better than that guy.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Sir Orrin in Ghost kill markings   
    You know that bit where Poe shoots down about 10-12 TIE/FOs while aiming precision shots at the Stormtroopers on the ground, rescuing Finn without even messing up the jacket? Remember how he made it look so easy?
     
    Wedge is even better than that guy.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Salted Diamond in Ghost kill markings   
    You know that bit where Poe shoots down about 10-12 TIE/FOs while aiming precision shots at the Stormtroopers on the ground, rescuing Finn without even messing up the jacket? Remember how he made it look so easy?
     
    Wedge is even better than that guy.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from cvtheoman in Ground Combat - BOMBARDMENT Card - Any Ship?   
    No, it's a space station. The rules reference is very clear on this. 
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from jimmius in Are We Part of the Problem?   
    Then I guess I have an example of me helping. The idea of a fake geek girl is so strange to me (why would anyone do something they don't enjoy just to get hit on by nerds?)* that when a girl played D&D with my group for months hoping someone would ask her out I didn't understand her real motivation until it was pointed out to me. It was actually kind of sad; she has a condition that put her in crutches and I think she was hoping that having a boyfriend would boost her self esteem. I don't know if she started D&D because she was also interested in the game or if it was because I was playing it, but either way I didn't see any reason to interrogate her on her nerd cred and wouldn't have even if I hadn't met her before. 
     
    On a side note, guys? It's really awkward being the one doing the rejecting. 
     
    *I've always heard the term "fake geek girl" used to refer to a girl that takes up nerdy hobbies like trading card games or similar because she wants male attention but isn't attractive enough to "compete" in places where there are a higher number of girls. I have never met such a person, and I'm pretty open about my hostility to people that make these accusations. I usually ignore it when people are being rude to each other, but I really don't appreciate it when people further the "entitled misogynistic nerd" stereotype. 
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from dojimaster in Are We Part of the Problem?   
    "The majority of gamers do not engage in online terrorism, but are instead complicit in lower levels of harassment."
     
    "Gamers want to believe that they are logical, sensible, and rational. But there is nothing logical, sensible, or rational about making your peers and customers run a gauntlet of bigotry for the dubious privilege of playing a game in a space where people like you (and the people sympathetic to you) are despised."
     
    "Men can shout all they like that #notallmen harass women, but as long as gamers defend their bigoted behaviour as a “sense of humour” (implying that women who don’t like being groped are somehow at fault), #allmen are complicit in the harassment"
     
    She kind of is blaming all of us, though. She's not saying that every one of us is sexually harassing women and racially discriminating against non-white people, but she is assuming that we are aware of it and choosing to side with the person who is, and at no point does she ever consider that maybe I've just never seen it happen. "I haven't seen it" is not the same as "I noticed but come on he was totally joking," and it's possible that I'm not seeing it because it wasn't happening when I was a regular at FNM and it hasn't been a thing since we started playing X-Wing on Saturdays. And if I haven't seen these things happening, it's likely that others are either playing at stores where it doesn't happen or are truly unaware of it when it does happen. 
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Wisconsen in Are We Part of the Problem?   
    My criticism of the original article is not meant to deny the fact that we have a problem. My criticism is that the article is counterproductive because it attacks the majority that it wants to change. As a small side effect it also implies that non-white men are never the problem by repeatedly specifying white men as the people harassing or excluding others, even when their race wasn't really relevant. 
     
    Discrimination doesn't become okay when the less powerful group is the one doing it. As someone else observed earlier, replace "white men" with something like Muslims or black guys and that article suddenly gets a whole lot less acceptable. I understand and grudgingly accept that most gaming communities aren't as friendly to women as mine. I understand and accept that I may not be aware of sexual harassment or other things that would keep women out of my gaming community, because I am oblivious to a lot of things. I do not like that article because it heavily implies that I am somehow responsible for things that to the best of my knowledge are only happening at times and places that I simply have no power to influence. The author wants to fight gender and racial discrimination by accusing people of a specific gender and race of sharing the crimes of other people that happen to also be white and male. 
     
    I'm not trying to deny her points. I am saying that she presented them horribly and is ultimately preaching to the choir. So far HurricaneMaanen has been the only one really providing a new perspective for me, and that's because she's able to both tell us about some of the awful experiences she has had and not accuse us all of being part of the problem. 
     
    As I've said before, the biggest thing I know of in my LGS is a semi-regular that hates women because of a nasty divorce he went through (I suspect most/all of the nastiness was his fault, insecurity is a hell of a drug). He doesn't talk about it in front of women because he's too much of a coward to be open about his hatred. Other guys don't take him seriously because it's obvious to us that he's not secure in his masculinity and he's generally crazy even aside from his horrible attitude towards women and all things feminine. Dude has some kind of bunker out in Saskatchewan, thinks society will collapse any day now. 
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    Hockeyzombie reacted to Jremy75 in Are We Part of the Problem?   
    Well, I made through the almost 30 pages of this thread. And my opinoin hasn't changed much since reading the original tumblr post.
    What happened to her was terrible. Nothing like that should ever happen to anyone.
     
    However.... when she goes on her sexists, misandrist, racist crusade against all white males I almost stop caring.
     
    I have never have nor would ever said or done those sorts of things in the shops and places I play. I have never seen or heard of those sorts of things happening in the shops and places I played. If I saw those sorts of things happening where I was, I would definitely stop them by whatever means necessary.
     
    But hey, according to her none of that matters because I'm a white male and am just as guilty of things occurring OUTSIDE of my presence that I have NO control over simply because of how I was born.
     
    Guess again.
     
    THAT is what really pisses me off and makes me stop caring.
     
    Talk bad about any group because of the actions of an individual and you're a terrible person (which is what I really feel). Unless that group is white males. For some reason some think that's OK. Some jump at the chance to be bigoted racist claiming to try and fight racism and bigotry.
     
    F that.
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    Hockeyzombie reacted to Radarman5 in Are We Part of the Problem?   
    From what I've observed at my store I don't see any real issue between the male and female gamers, but I do see a preference for certain games. D&D is almost split 50:50, Magic is around 2:10, Card & Boardgames around 1:10. Then out of the 25 or so X-wing/Armada/WH40k gamers there's 1 woman who plays 40K, and occasionally a 10-12 year old girl who comes with her dad to play in our X-wing tournaments. 
     
    Out of my circle of gamer friends all the girls only play D&D (or video games like Elder Scrolls & Zelda), except for one who use to play 40K years ago.
     
    I have the impression that the majority of women tend to prefer games that focus on characters, stories, and imagination over straight up combat. 
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from KommanderKeldoth in Ghost kill markings   
    You know that bit where Poe shoots down about 10-12 TIE/FOs while aiming precision shots at the Stormtroopers on the ground, rescuing Finn without even messing up the jacket? Remember how he made it look so easy?
     
    Wedge is even better than that guy.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Jremy75 in Are We Part of the Problem?   
    I've always heard SJW used as an insult directed at people that find racism or sexism where there isn't any and get extremely hostile about it, often displaying a prejudice towards people who are either straight, white or male (often more than one). I usually use "egalitarian" for people working to overcome problems with prejudice that are being reasonable about it. If they focus on a specific group I usually call them an activist. I tend to avoid the term feminist because it has some connotations, which is unfortunate but I still need to be aware of it when speaking. 
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Jremy75 in Are We Part of the Problem?   
    It may be difficult to apply in a real life situation, but treating any claims of sexual abuse seriously while holding to innocent until proven guilty may be the way to go here. It's unlikely that someone outside the police or another neutral group would have any meaningful contact with both groups, so if (for example) a person I knew was claiming to have been sexually assaulted by some guy I could be supportive towards her while never repeating the name of the person she accused or otherwise identifying him. Likewise, if a guy I knew was accused of such a thing...that one's more difficult but I'd hold to phrasing it as "he was accused of" or "X was done to her, and she thinks he's the guy who did it" so that I can acknowledge that the girl is a victim of something while giving me plenty of openings to remind people that "innocent until proven guilty" is in our justice system for a reason. 
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from ThatJakeGuy in Are We Part of the Problem?   
    **** it man, I trusted you. Betrayed by a fellow Canadian. 
     
    I'll see you ride an ice floe out into the Atlantic if it's the last thing I do.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Jremy75 in Are We Part of the Problem?   
    My criticism of the original article is not meant to deny the fact that we have a problem. My criticism is that the article is counterproductive because it attacks the majority that it wants to change. As a small side effect it also implies that non-white men are never the problem by repeatedly specifying white men as the people harassing or excluding others, even when their race wasn't really relevant. 
     
    Discrimination doesn't become okay when the less powerful group is the one doing it. As someone else observed earlier, replace "white men" with something like Muslims or black guys and that article suddenly gets a whole lot less acceptable. I understand and grudgingly accept that most gaming communities aren't as friendly to women as mine. I understand and accept that I may not be aware of sexual harassment or other things that would keep women out of my gaming community, because I am oblivious to a lot of things. I do not like that article because it heavily implies that I am somehow responsible for things that to the best of my knowledge are only happening at times and places that I simply have no power to influence. The author wants to fight gender and racial discrimination by accusing people of a specific gender and race of sharing the crimes of other people that happen to also be white and male. 
     
    I'm not trying to deny her points. I am saying that she presented them horribly and is ultimately preaching to the choir. So far HurricaneMaanen has been the only one really providing a new perspective for me, and that's because she's able to both tell us about some of the awful experiences she has had and not accuse us all of being part of the problem. 
     
    As I've said before, the biggest thing I know of in my LGS is a semi-regular that hates women because of a nasty divorce he went through (I suspect most/all of the nastiness was his fault, insecurity is a hell of a drug). He doesn't talk about it in front of women because he's too much of a coward to be open about his hatred. Other guys don't take him seriously because it's obvious to us that he's not secure in his masculinity and he's generally crazy even aside from his horrible attitude towards women and all things feminine. Dude has some kind of bunker out in Saskatchewan, thinks society will collapse any day now. 
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Hawkstrike in Ghost kill markings   
    You know that bit where Poe shoots down about 10-12 TIE/FOs while aiming precision shots at the Stormtroopers on the ground, rescuing Finn without even messing up the jacket? Remember how he made it look so easy?
     
    Wedge is even better than that guy.
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    Hockeyzombie got a reaction from Khyros in Ghost kill markings   
    You know that bit where Poe shoots down about 10-12 TIE/FOs while aiming precision shots at the Stormtroopers on the ground, rescuing Finn without even messing up the jacket? Remember how he made it look so easy?
     
    Wedge is even better than that guy.
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