It's funny how a college that, according to you, is entirely devoted to researching the Eternal Alchemy and nothing else doesn't even mention the Eternal Alchemy in the first place, don't you agree? And for that matter - what does any of this even have to do with the Eternal Alchemy being a religion rather than a philosophy? In fact, if you continue to claim that Synergetics is the embodiment of the Eternal Alchemy, it only serves to further alienate your theory that all asura are members of some grand sect, as the article clearly states philosophy, politics, and social theory. Not religion. As final food for thought on this little topic, even if all Synergetics asura were to utilize the Eternal Alchemy in their research and studies, so what? I walk on a road every day, that doesn't mean I devote every moment of my life to a religious road cult. Though that would be kind of funny. Heh.Within the College of Synergetics, asura are all about shaping energy and building connections. Here you can find the more mystical thinkers, those who study the raw matter of magic itself and disdain the solidity of the functional world. They are often more philosophical in bent, and are very used to dealing with political and social theory. These asura are interested in how patterns form, how errors propagate, and how chaos forms rational systems. Unfortunately, this dedicated study to psychology also leads them to be more secretive—even among themselves—as they believe they know how everyone else’s mind works…and those minds are out to get them! Even the greatest of this college’s alumni can tend to be a little shortsighted, devising ethereal plans and constructing psychological reasoning without actually venturing out of their laboratories for concrete tests. When a member of the college speaks of his alma mater, they typically are speaking of the social structures they’ve created through their tutelage, their connections, and the body of asura who consider themselves a ”college” of like minds.
Also, as promised, a little further down in the article:
Although not actually a college, the Inquest is the largest krewe in asuran culture, and is a relatively new organization.
Wowsers, why is the reward for the second to last personal story quest so bad? Fucking revive orb, repair canister, and consumable boost things.
Why couldn't they give some cool as hell hat or something actually worthwhile? So disappointing. 0/10gameunsubscribingfromthisshit.
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Charr, on the other hand, haven't really made any major inventions that have been all that great.
Not to say the charr are useless, just that while they've got their strengths, engineering and inventing isn't one of them. Charr inventions are temporary and makeshift at best.
Also, no further comment on handwavium? At least you could admit you were completely and utterly wrong. :P
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Just picked up the game. Wasn't even planning on bying it but I thought the screenshots were very beautiful so I did. I have to say I'm not expecting it to be anything special and I'm not looking forward to playing it for years to come but I also won't trash the game based on what little experience I have. As my opinion goes - I'm trying out the classes and I'm unimpressed. Unless they get much better and much more versatile they are just plain boring (tried Guardian, Warrior, Ranger, Thief so far). Also, I'm very spoiled by The Secret World but the story is kind of bland as well. Once again - not trashing, just my initial experience. I'm gonna spend some more time with it and see how it goes.
I see people saying "omg it lags" in /map chat, yet i've never lagged after launch days with my embarassing 8.70Mbps (just did a speedtest, pay for 10Mbps.)
I'm on Far Shiverpeaks (EU) which usually is EU so it's not like im on a server with no ppl.
I get some terrible lag spikes at times but I've never been positive on whether it was the game, my wife gaming, or our ISP.
Logging in in general has been pretty slow for Skelington since last night's patch. Getting "unable to access the log-in server" disconnects now too. Going to a bloodtide coast waypoint also took him to a timberline falls one before the log-in server thing.
As a side note - I've now tried all classes and races up to level 5 and the question is - does it get better? Because if not, I think I've just wasted 60 bucks.
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I hope you haven't forgotten my role in this little story. I'm the leading man. You know what they say about the leading man? He never dies.
If you give in to your impulses in this world, the price is that it changes your personality in the real world. The player and character are one and the same.