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    It absolutely sucked for us, and the next ten years are going to get even worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tromage2 View Post
    Do you agree or not?
    No, we became house owners this year. It's been good fortunes almost all year.

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    I would say this entire century has sucked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tromage2 View Post
    Do you agree or not?

    What was a big event(s) for you the last years when we come from the age of rise of the internet in 2000-2009 when it really became big and before that the rise of the mobile Phone in 1990-1999. All i can come up for the last 10 years is the rise of the snowflake generation and the complain culture.
    the internet got huge in the 1990s.
    cell phones got huge in the 2000s. smartphones came out around 2008.
    smartphones got huge in the 2010s.

    the 2020s will be about solar power. solar power should be cheaper than fossil fuels well before 2030 which will change how we consume power.
    the 2030s will be about full blown sci-fi robots like in the movies. We're at very primitive stages right now like self driving car tech getting off the ground.
    the 2040s will be about curing aging and maybe even reversing aging.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kokolums View Post
    I want the ruins of K'aresh for 9.0 as I envision it as Netherstorm on steroids. A broken, shattered world. Eco-domes are stuck on various chunks to protect flora & fauna. I imagine a K'aresh ocean & maybe some islands contained in an eco dome or a snow-capped peak with some jungle valleys in another. Flesh version of Ethereals that never got altered. Space platforms as in Starcraft. Just a totally fantastic tileset & theme that I'd be very keen to explore. They could do some wild things.

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    feh!

    The Decade in Which Everything Was Great But Felt Terrible

    If I had to pick the story that best captured the economy of the 2010s, it might be the tale of CamperForce: a group of elderly nomads, living in vans and RVs, spending their twilight years temping at Amazon fulfillment centers.

    Or maybe the most representative story is that of the former graduate student who ended up as a warehouse janitor. Or of the thousands of people who have gone online to beg for money to help them stay afloat through a life-threatening illness.

    These kinds of stories felt most real and urgent and indelible to me this past decade, a decade without a single month of recession, when the United States grew to its wealthiest point ever—and when the middle class shrank, longevity fell, and it became clear that a whole generation was falling behind. The central economic dynamic of the 2010s was that no matter how well the market was doing, no matter how long the expansion lasted, no matter how much the economy grew, families still struggled. It was a decade that strained America’s idea of what economic growth could do, and should do, because it did so little for so many.

    There was a queasy, strained, contradictory, tragicomic feeling to financial life in this decade. Blame it on “late capitalism.” Occupy activists and lefty publications like Jacobin recently popularized the term, borrowed from academia. Marxists used it to denote the globalized, industrialized economies of the postwar period. Literary critics like Fredric Jameson used it to describe postmodernism in economic form, the collapse of high and low, the commodification of everything. It is now a catchall lament for an economy that delivered a record-smashing bull market for the wealthy and the second lost decade in a row for working families.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    feh!

    The Decade in Which Everything Was Great But Felt Terrible

    If I had to pick the story that best captured the economy of the 2010s, it might be the tale of CamperForce: a group of elderly nomads, living in vans and RVs, spending their twilight years temping at Amazon fulfillment centers.

    Or maybe the most representative story is that of the former graduate student who ended up as a warehouse janitor. Or of the thousands of people who have gone online to beg for money to help them stay afloat through a life-threatening illness.

    These kinds of stories felt most real and urgent and indelible to me this past decade, a decade without a single month of recession, when the United States grew to its wealthiest point ever—and when the middle class shrank, longevity fell, and it became clear that a whole generation was falling behind. The central economic dynamic of the 2010s was that no matter how well the market was doing, no matter how long the expansion lasted, no matter how much the economy grew, families still struggled. It was a decade that strained America’s idea of what economic growth could do, and should do, because it did so little for so many.

    There was a queasy, strained, contradictory, tragicomic feeling to financial life in this decade. Blame it on “late capitalism.” Occupy activists and lefty publications like Jacobin recently popularized the term, borrowed from academia. Marxists used it to denote the globalized, industrialized economies of the postwar period. Literary critics like Fredric Jameson used it to describe postmodernism in economic form, the collapse of high and low, the commodification of everything. It is now a catchall lament for an economy that delivered a record-smashing bull market for the wealthy and the second lost decade in a row for working families.
    This is everything i was going to write with a few changes. The growth model of the current world order will never ever focus on a rising tide nor can it with how much overall speculation is involved, think of unicorns like WeWork and the like whom eat up so much cash with nothing to show excluding founders becoming wealthy overnight. The decoupling of government funded works programs and an overall assault on Min. Wage policies ( In the US mind you ) which also constricts higher tier workers ( it gives you less bargaining power for those whom bitch about it ) and the increasing Libertarian sect in the Republican party to overtake its mantle.

    Also do not forget that we are still in the middle east YAY that baby is gonna graduate high school soon baby!

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    Yeah it was pretty shit for me. But let us remember, it can always get worse!
    What have the years of your life taught you to be?

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    Best decade yet. Hope the next one can somehow top it.

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    2010-2019 was great for me personally. Probably not for the world at large, but life is too short to get worked up over that all the time.
    Why would you even let "snowflakes" and "complain culture" bother you when it's something you can easily choose to ignore? Don't let internet reality become your reality.

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    Steady technical improvements trending right alongside baffling idiocy. My idealistic hopes that the Internet Age would also be a second age of enlightenment have been pretty much dashed by now and I fill the void with cat videos. I don't know how long the technological progression train will keep rolling, but the age of reason isn't coming.
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    So this is how far the Lore forum has fallen? Eesh.
    I take it back, BfA is not the lowest the games lore could have gone, this thread proves that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aucald View Post
    And just like the thread before it, let's back away from sexualizing Azshara and return to the original topic at hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangodo View Post
    It absolutely sucked for us, and the next ten years are going to get even worse!
    who exactly is "us"?
    r.i.p. alleria. 1997-2017. blizzard ruined alleria forever. blizz assassinated alleria's character and appearance.
    i will never forgive you for this blizzard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    congrats on failing to guess my actual age. makes you look real smart doesn't it? i'm refering to the iphone not the cell phones that were in use before then or the pagers before that. also i stand corrected it was 2007. not 2005.
    PDA's existed before the smart phone did, by a good 4 years. They were basically portable small computers without the phone feature. I had one well before I got a smartphone.

    Congrats to the 11 fools who made the ignore list, your ignorance knows no bounds, bravo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
    Are you OK?
    he is most definitly not.
    just look at his post history

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Joe View Post
    Mobile phones didn't get big until after 2000.
    What? They been big since the 80s!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    What? They been big since the 80s!

    I see what you did there lol :P
    I have a fan. Seems he was permabanned.

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    Did it suck for me personally? Yes and no.

    Good stuff:
    - New job.
    - Home owner.
    - Found girl, got married.
    - Exiting tech like streaming, VR, good smartphones and "limitless", globally reaching internet.
    - Better software for both professional and private use.
    - Traveled more than ever with my wife.
    - More inclusive attitudes regarding sexuality, race and gender.
    - Separation of church and state in my country.

    Bad stuff:
    - My mother died.
    - Terror attacks, the rise of ISIS and the wars.
    - Right-wing nationalists using the hate of the ignorant masses to gain power, like Trump.
    - Global warming and pollution getting worse, instead of any sign of reversal.
    - Mainstream music reached a new low, almost exclusively banal bullshit.


    So both good and bad overall.
    Mother pus bucket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smityx View Post
    Yarp most of us were still using pagers well into the 2000's
    I don't think pagers were common anywhere but the USA at any point.

    Pretty much everyone around here had mobile phones back in ~2002.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythic-RaidLead View Post
    SJWs trying to police how we create and play our games, etc. The snowflakes won't stop with the three domains of space that we regularly occupy; land, sea, air. They want the fourth and fifth domains as well; space and cyber. In the end of the day, we just want to play our games and express ourselves. We do not care if we are "Culturally appropriating" anyone. I don't need any "sensitivity training". It's snowflake SJWs that need to stop being so sensitive.

    To make matters worse, they are now sympathetic to socialism/communism. I kid you not, WE CAPITALISTS gave them the phone and they complain about CAPITALISM. Biting the hand that feeds them more like it.
    Companies pander because they want to make more money. They've introduced loot boxes, early access, DLCs, season passes, in-game stores and a bunch of other ways to charge more money for less content. You are paying much more, for much less, and the only reason your games feel influences by any group is because the companies think it will earn them more money.

    "Your" capitalists made your gaming experience worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revi View Post
    Companies pander because they want to make more money. They've introduced loot boxes, early access, DLCs, season passes, in-game stores and a bunch of other ways to charge more money for less content. You are paying much more, for much less, and the only reason your games feel influences by any group is because the companies think it will earn them more money.

    "Your" capitalists made your gaming experience worse.
    Eh, I don't know if you've heard of it but in Overwatch there was quite the controversy when people found out about the differences beween western conduct in it and how it's done over here.

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    imagine if 911 had happened in 2011 instead of 2001 and everyone in the towers had smartphones and recorded tons of video from inside.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kokolums View Post
    I want the ruins of K'aresh for 9.0 as I envision it as Netherstorm on steroids. A broken, shattered world. Eco-domes are stuck on various chunks to protect flora & fauna. I imagine a K'aresh ocean & maybe some islands contained in an eco dome or a snow-capped peak with some jungle valleys in another. Flesh version of Ethereals that never got altered. Space platforms as in Starcraft. Just a totally fantastic tileset & theme that I'd be very keen to explore. They could do some wild things.

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