𝐼 𝒶𝒹𝓂𝒾𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑜𝓃𝓁𝓎 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓈𝑜𝓃 𝐼 𝒷𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝒶𝓅𝓅 𝓌𝒶𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒾𝓉 𝓁𝑒𝓉𝓈 𝓂𝑒 𝓌𝓇𝒾𝓉𝑒 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝓂𝓎 𝓉𝑜𝑜𝓉𝓈 𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓈.
The new Tweetbot icon looks like a tiny, angry bird and if that isn’t Peak 2018 Twitter I don’t know what is.
There's probably more, but just listing this out is depressing me.
Seriously, though. Anyone who thinks Baby Boomers know jack shit about the responsible spending of money is deluding themselves...
(Spoiler alert: CPI is *literally* the official measure of how much "things get more expensive over time.")
How is it funded? Body corporate fees that increase by an arbitrary percent above CPI every year "just because things get more expensive over time."
You'll notice that none of this refers to funding things like general building and facilities maintenance (lifts, etc.). Because, yeah. This is all on top of that.
- $30,000 p.a. "gardening fund" (separate to all other gardening expenses)
- $10,000 p.a. to re-do all the grass in the courtyard on an annual basis (we live in a climate where grass... basically just dies)
- $10,000 to upgrade all the security cameras to high-definition, plus to install appropriate server architecture to store all the footage indefinitely (police have literally told us there were "very happy" with the quality/coverage of existing footage in the one theft incident, ref. above)
- $10,000 for speed bumps in the garage, to stop people "driving too fast" (there have been no injuries or incidents)
- $90,000 p.a. for a full-time "handyman" to... mow the law, I guess? This is on top of all the existing contractors who do the garden, take out the rubbish, maintain the lifts, etc.
- $90,000 for a second set of roller doors to the garage, ostensibly to keep non-residents out (there was one theft, once, resulting in the loss of one bicycle)
Like seriously. Some of the things our body corporate has or has wanted to spend money on include:
- $30,000 for a second, "more private" gazebo in the complex courtyard (there's already a large gazebo)
Anyone who whines about Millennials spending too much money on frivolous things has obviously never lived in an apartment block with a body corporate that is 99% Baby Boomers.
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Overall I think KINGMAKER is like 60% awesome, 10% eyrolly-meh, and 30% rage-inducingly awful. Like, I'd be interested in more games on the engine (I hated, say, PoE too, but TYRANNY and DEADFIRE were awesome so second chances are a-okay), but this game is... very difficult to recommend on its own merits. Maybe in like a year once they've patched and nerfed it into something playable, and so it's just a 60% awesome/40% meh game. And also on sale.
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To not be entirely negative, things I did enjoy:
- Reg and Octavia!
- the art omg the whole game just looks gorgeous
- character generation is a hot, authentic mess (in a good way)
- Reg and Octavia, my darling romance OT3!
- Some of the plot was pretty good, when the game was actually letting you play it
- ditto kingdom management, which was kinda cool when it wasn't bugging out.
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The game... bugs... out.
On the last dialogue option.
You literally... cannot win it. It autofails you. Which if it isn't a metaphor for this garbage game in general I don't know what is. Cheers, 126 hours of my life. Why do I hate myself like this? Imma gonna go play DEADFIRE to remember what a good CRPG feels like...
*slaps roof of Horatio*
this bad boy can fit so many more things in heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy