Unpopular Opinion and Discussion thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by R.Graves, Feb 21, 2017.

Is this poll pointless?

  1. Yes

    23.2%
  2. No

    11.6%
  3. INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR MEANINGFUL ANSWER

    65.2%
  1. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Cool maybe we'll finally get that star trek: federation show.


    Wait what? Who's fucking idea was that dumb shit?

    Uhhh the 90s era certainly is. Basically what's happening is were entering the third era of trek.

    We had cheesy bullshit 60s trek.

    We had a new era of actual quality starting with TNG and the franchise took on an entirely new tone.

    They're just doing that again. Though I can't help but feel it's a bit of a regression.
     
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  2. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Enterprise had the whole temporal cold war be major plot point with a bunch of different factions mucking around with the timelines. It was kinda shit and when ENT ignored this stuff(it was a mandate by the studio to have it) the show wasn't that bad. But yeah, in the 31st century The Fed is all about time travel.
     
  3. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Would be nice if we could ignore that like how we ignore how the federation is secretly controlled by alien parasites.
     
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  4. Eshanas

    Eshanas Mildly Dipped

    522
    Jul 6, 2016
    I would go so far as to say just ignore it all and redo it and excuse it as an alternate timeline. That excuse can literally never get old.

    Ring-ship warp and realistic scifi star trek? Alternate timeline. Romulan War show without Archer based on the Starfleet Museum? Alternate timeline. So on and so on.

    Don't like it? Well, it's just an alternate timeline.
     
  5. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    The ultimate irony is that I hate the alternate timeline excuse because its just a lazy copout that renders canon literally meaningless.
     
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  6. Eshanas

    Eshanas Mildly Dipped

    522
    Jul 6, 2016
    I like to think of it as 'picking and choosing' series. Already in Trek we have huge discrepancies, often around WW3/The Eugenics Wars/how Modern Society fits with it, so I would just cut it all off entirely.
    DIS itself is basically wedging itself into the prime timeline when it really shouldn't had, at least, or change itself to fit.
     
  7. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Yep. Ever since the beginning really. You could even argue that shitty continuity is part of star treks identity. Hell iirc at one point Roddenberry even decanonised TOS.
    You would literally have to go through on an episode by episode basis. In some cases line by line. At this stage it's best to just ignore discrepancy for the sake of our own sanity. No need to split every little continuity error off into its own timeline that would be ridiculous.
     
  8. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    He was probably so pilled out he didn't even know what he wrote anymore.

    If I'm not mistaken it is isn't even the Federation anymore in the timeline shenanigans, is the Galactic Union.
     
  9. Octavian

    Octavian It Wandered In From the Wastes

    115
    Jun 16, 2018
    Unpopular opinion: CS GO sucks ass. It's neither hard nor good.

    Poorly balanced (same guns always meta same guns always trash give or take 1-2 guns) and not very diverse roster of weapons (lacking break action, lever action, hyperburst, burst in denomination other than 3, burst without an auto setting). Maps are copypasted garbage (most maps dont use much verticality, 2 bomb sites, and have a lane setup that funnels into arenas. No nuance to movement besides bunnyhopping, which you just do, all the time, unless you want to be quiet or be accurate. Recoil control is basically just a tracing minigame with the mouse, theres no nuance to it, nobody has real trouble above Nova. Game is ugly as shit, hackers are rampant even on prime matchmaking. Garbage netcode/servers.

    Coming from a guy who was MG at the time I quit.
     
  10. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Last time Counter Strike was good was 1.6
     
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  11. Pax the Sectoid

    Pax the Sectoid Still Mildly Glowing

    296
    Jan 3, 2018
    That is why I still play Quake 3.
     
  12. Octavian

    Octavian It Wandered In From the Wastes

    115
    Jun 16, 2018
    Another unpopular opinion:
    traveling to go to political demonstrations and shit as someone who isn’t an official representative of a group, the media, or a politician is kinda stupid. I respect the thought behind it and their passion for politics, but still.

    Don’t people have better shit to do than drive or even fly to another state just to wave signs and shout at eachother and throw firebombs/drive cars through crowds/etc. 80% of people who go to those are apes regardless of side they take.
     
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  13. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    With Point Release 1.14 so you can own Dreamcast players.
     
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  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Bacon is overrated.
    Pineapple on Pizza is great.
    Shrimp is the definitive meat.
     
  15. a721402

    a721402 Played FPS for decades still suck at it.

    710
    Mar 29, 2016
    There are people think Shrimp isn't meat?
     
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  16. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Try reading that again.
     
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  17. Gonzalez

    Gonzalez Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2004
    Burn in hell.
     
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Pinapple on most meats is great. Hawaiian Pork is just amazing.
     
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  19. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    - If you get bent out of shape about Star Wars after you've started growing hair on your balls, something's wrong with you.

    - Chick-fil-a's politics are irrelevant because their chicken is mediocre.

    - I have never, and never will fill out a bracket.

    - Dio-Sabbath is better than the last few albums they did with Ozzy.
     
  20. Gonzalez

    Gonzalez Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2004
    Every now and then I share some of my metaphysical ramblings, and as of late, every time I talk about the possibility of afterlife and anything related to the possibility of existance of a god, even if it's not based in any actual religion, people tends to frown upon what I say like I'm some religion nutjob, or some Mormon or Jehova's withness trying to convince them of something, even if I say beforehand those are my personal ramlbings and that there are no facts whatsoever that back them. Back in the day such ramblings would start some interesting conversations where everyone's point of view would be as valid and some really crazy theories would come out, just as an excersise of imagination, but it's like now it's so cool to be an activist atheist that even considering the possibilities of even thinking of beings superior to us, be it aliens or whatnot, or wandering if anything else happens, and what, after we die needs to be conscientiously avoided and frowned upon.

    Funny things is the religious types should be more outraged since my ramblings are usually very different than what is in any scripure and it would had been considered most heretical in the past.

    So yeah, I guess that's very unpopular.
     
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