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  1. 20 minutes ago, Silverdrak said:

    Same here. Since I'm at level 50 I removed all weapons and started to build up something I like. But I'm out of stones too. There don't seem to spawn much res anymore. Do I have to destroy other people's forts to fix this. The res outcome was better when I still had weapons.

    I think it's just waiting for resources appearing on the hour, so if you have space on the ground, you should get one resource every hour - but it is randomised. I was lucky and got a bunch of stones overnight.


  2. Nier: Automata might be a good one. It's not open world, but has a decently-sized area to explore and has a strong story (and changing gameplay). Hollow Knight is a metroidvania, so not 'open world' but you can explore a lot of different areas. Owlboy I'd still recommend, even though it's the smallest in terms of space, because it has a very strong story and you can keep finding more of it optionally through exploration and doing sometimes hidden puzzles.


  3. 3 hours ago, Pyroik said:

    Gender is not disconnected from sex. it is not a "social" thing. it's not in the mind, you're not a boy if you think you're a boy. a boy who thinks he is a girl is still biologically a male. and will always be a male.

    Now no, I am not talking about gender as if it was a term disconnected from sex. the person states that not all women who can get pregnant are women. a transgender man is still a woman who can get pregnant, and should still take the proper precautions if "she" does not want a child.

    Gender identity disorder is not what I'm talking about. I don't care about your 79+ genders, they don't exist, and are excuses for people to be special. there are 2 biological sexes/genders. gender is not nor will it ever be a "social" thing, its never going to be disconnected from sex. as far as your "culture" this is commonly used when a person does not want to accept that there are simply 2 genders, this cannot be altered. you are not a male if you think you are a male. you're just thinking you are. and that's fine, if you are a transgender person who reasonably passes, I will call you he/him. but that's just my general feelings. other than that I don't care about your self image and feelings.

    as far as intersex people, I have nothing to argue. it's simply a person whose biological sex doesn't fit the norm.

    I feel like I'm stating the same thing over and over again.

     

    I will not use your zi/they/them pronouns, those are invalid. pick a sex and move on with your life, you can't be both. "The social construction of gender is a notion in feminism and sociology about the operation of gender and gender differences in societies. According to this view, society and culture create gender roles, and these roles are prescribed as ideal or appropriate behavior for a person of that specific sex." now this, your statement that tries to ruin your kid's minds and understanding of female and male, and when parents try to raise their kids inappropriately is something that ive seen happen often and is always going to lead to the fact that kids are never harmed by understanding that, girls may like girly toys, and boys may like to play with tools and mini cars. you won't see women going on to build huge buildings and working with huge machinery and lifting hundreds of pounds. now, I'm not saying this isn't impossible, but it's not very common. I can see why you may want to call it a "social construct" because gender stereotypes exist, but it doesn't change your biology.

     

    I dont know what else to say about that, it confusses me. 

    sorry for the late reply.

    I have no personal investment in the debate (I couldn't care less about gender or sex), but that doesn't change the fact that there has been a lot of research on this topic and, based on actual research, you're speaking incorrectly. I don't think there are 79 genders, but there are at least four that I'm aware of (and you can find the information with a quick google search - I recommend JSTOR). Biological sex is defined by chromosomes (XX/XY), but as I said there are people with variations of that as well as intersex people. That is biological fact. There are not two biological sexes, no matter how strongly you may wish to believe differently. 

    Here's a generic definition from google on gender:
    "the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones).

    "traditional concepts of gender""

    You can see through the usage it is intrinsically tied into social and cultural differences. Please, go and do a couple of google searched on cultures where two genders isn't the norm (and there are several historical examples in case you're thinking it's a modern phenomenon).

    Small children like brightly-coloured toys - that's what the research says. Before they're socialised, they like bright colours and things that move, that's it. There's no intrinsic preference based on biological sex. Honestly, you can look this up. I've done research into it and it's very easy to find, especially if you have access to online academic journals.

    I understand from your argument that you see it as people being 'special snowflakes', but the facts are against you. There are more transgender people today than there have been for a while because of raised awareness and acceptance which allows people to come forward about it. It's the issue with reported data: there will always be people missing from it, especially if something is treated negatively.

    My last word on it (because this is off the main topic) is that there's a lot of good information out there which you can take advantage of if you so choose. I have no interest in making you.


  4. On 8/3/2018 at 6:16 AM, Pyroik said:

    "Before we even get started, general reminder that not everyone who can get pregnant is a woman"

     

    no. no no no. If you are born a female, then you can have a child. there are only 2 genders, male and female, gender is not flexible, you cannot alter it. I am not against transgender, but it is annoying for people to make me alter basic biology for your self image. kek.

    I am for abortion by the way. it's her body, she does what she wants to with it.

     

    not attacking your opinions, just general fact, It would be attacking if I harassed you with my opinions and forced it down your throat with implied force/implied with action and or violence towards you and your statements including mass deletion or "hack" threats. god. you can believe whatever you want, and you can live in a bliss filled world with 78000 genders, but fact is reality, reality is fact. I only stated one opinion, for abortion. nothing else. ehck.

     

    This is actually incorrect, especially if you're talking about gender (but I have a feeling you're using the term gender instead of biological sex). Gender is based in social/cultural understandings of roles, so it's entirely dependant on which culture you're born in - for example, there have been a variety of cultures which include a third gender or have people move between one gender and the other, because they're based in cultural understandings rather than anything concrete.

    In terms of biological sex, there are people who are intersex as well as those who have chromosome balances which are different from the XX/XY idea. For example there can be a person who has chromosomes XXY, so doesn't fit under the 'female is XX and male is XY' understanding of chromosomes.

    If you're interested in reading further on the gender side of things, I recommend Judith Butler's writing on the performance of gender.

     

    On the subject of abortion, no one has the right to tell others what to do with something that is inside their body. People need to be able to choose and putting laws in place to try and stop that won't work. Like other people have said, there would be back alley abortions (potentially lethal) and people buying medication to cause a miscarriage which, if unregulated, could also be very harmful or even fatal to the individual. A lot of people aren't in a position to raise a child and, like people have said previously, many people will get pregnant through things like contraceptive failure or rape. I agree with increased sex education in schools, but that should happen with abortions still being legal because even if people know about contraceptives and are extremely careful, there's still a chance to get pregnant - and they shouldn't be forced to carry and give birth to a child (a process which can be extremely traumatic both physically and mentally) just because someone else wants them to or has an emotional attachment to the concept of an embryo that couldn't survive outside of the body to begin with.


  5. 5 minutes ago, HeatherMarie said:

     

    I really like that we got one bright and one dark dragon this release... I love bright colors that pop, but I also think dark colors can be beautiful if done right. A lot of DC's darker dragons are Halloweens, so I'm always excited when we get a dark regular release. The Pyrovar's colors are very similar to the Yellow Crowneds, I'm guessing there will be multiple lineages made with those two.

     

    5 hours until my first batch grows up! ...Or, *can* grow up, I seem to have bad luck lately with dragons actually growing up on time.

    Yeah! It's nice it was done as a kind of balance. That's true about regular dark releases - I can't think of many off the top of my head. 


  6. I'm a bit late, but I'm really glad another bright dragon got released. I like the colour combination of the Pyrovars a lot (it's based on geyser colours, maybe?) and it's refreshing to have a dynamic pose. I also like the Truffle ones and the idea behind them.


  7. 6 minutes ago, purplehaze said:

    There is a thread on Floret Breeding Plans where some people have posted breeding results. I know I have seen both gold and purple from the same breed combinations, so I suspect it is sort of like the Ridgewings and Dorsals, but I don't know that we have enough experience with them yet to be sure.

    Oh, I see! Thank you :)


  8. I just had a question about the new Floret dragons and breeding. I tried breeding a Gold Floret with a Khusa dragon a moment ago and it resulted in a Purple Floret egg. I didn't realise Gold Florets could make purple ones - is there any information on something like elemental affinity which would cause one or the other to be bred?

     

     

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