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    1. TheLordOfChaos201
      do you believe in God?
    2. TheLordOfChaos201
      ok I lie

      I actually want to heal the world and cure all pains.

      that sort of thing

      not world peace because that will never happen
    3. TheLordOfChaos201
      power... I've always been power hungry
    4. TheLordOfChaos201
      I want to have so much money that if I wanted to, I could plunge the whole worlds economy into darkness.

      and I know I.can do it.
    5. TheLordOfChaos201
      ok so your not me from the future, or at least your not willing to admit it, but you have seemed to have forgotten something about me.

      My determination to succeed and my strong willed ambition.

      I can accomplish this. I have already created a portion of it, and if God will let me I will accomplish the whole.
    6. TheLordOfChaos201
      can you answer me this. Are you me from the future trying to warn me about something?

      if so be honest. don't lie to me, If I am you and you are me. you can trust me to take what you say to heart.
    7. TheLordOfChaos201
      problem is even with this "force" it's just an impossible task.

      consider this.

      I work 6 to 6. all week and sometimes Saturdays. the level of stress is high but here is the interesting bit. sometimes, quite frequently recently, I will be woken up in the middle of the night by frustration and this drive to do some programming.

      it helps, but as soon as I hit a bump like for instance my computer Wilkinson lag with heavy programs or the program it's self will present a difficult conundrum, I would get depressed and tired and quit.

      I think that only makes things worse.

      how do I over come this? ... are you sure your not me? helping people is another thing I do.
    8. TheLordOfChaos201
      under acheivement

      I've got a degree in programming which means I should have a turn out of 1.6 million pounds a year

      but I work in the construction field instead....

      and the thing is I need to work in construction but I also want to create programs for self help education

      just where is the time, is the problem.

      under achievement and frustration.
    9. TheLordOfChaos201
      I think we are talking about 2 very different types of depression.
    10. TheLordOfChaos201
    11. TheLordOfChaos201
      how do you lament depression... wait wrong word... how do you avoid it because all I can seem to do is lament it
    12. Mechanical Man
      Mechanical Man
    13. Xonok
      Indeed people might stop buying games, but I don't think the games industry will die out. Rather, it will change shape and start getting money indirectly. Many games are already going down the path of being able to buy cosmetic upgrades for real money. Surely there will be crises, but eventually a balance will be reached whereby a game effectively become a social service, but a fairly cheap one.
    14. TheLordOfChaos201
      Ya I totally hate modern day games.

      the old games used to be so much bigger and took longer to beat.

      look at the game populous. it has over 30 different levels. made in 1991 and is still played online and over lan.

      now look at the current biggest game on the market. Halo. it has only 16 stages and although it's also a good game, that's a bit of a rip off.

      Warcraft also has a good number of stages and look at how well liked it is because developers bothered to create an engine for the end user to create maps.

      I only wish that games would get off the net and back onto offline play. so many modern games have no campaign at all. just net related gaming which sucks.

      I believe in 20 years Times, people wont buy games anymore. they will all be made at home with engines like "click & play, warcraft world editor and others"
    15. Xonok
      That's how it tends to be. A truly successful person has to know when to be active and when to be passive. Being active all the time leads to opportunism and that person will not be successful for long. Being passive all the time can produce something good, but it will likely be given to some more active person who can develop the idea faster. It's an ancient conflict really and neither side can truly "win" without the other. Just think of the gaming industry. Large companies buy ideas from smaller, more innovative ones. Typically it happens by buying the smaller company itself and thus, the packet of all its inventions. Then the large company uses its huge market power to develop the ideas as much as they can. Eventually the ideas don't have any way to be developed further, so they stagnate and so does the playerbase. Then the cycle starts again by finding new innovations. I used to think it's bad, but it doesn't have to be. Indies typically don't have the market power to truly perfect their idea, while large companies typically have too many responsibilities to risk with trying out things. In an ideal economy there would be a high amount of low-budget indies that produce ideas and, when they make something good, enlist the aid of a company to develop it more. Problems come when any of those mechanics falls out of balance.
      If the companies get too strong, they will buy out everything that might even remotely bring profit, thus not letting innovative projects mature.
      If the indies are too strong, they have little incentive to actually create something new rather than simply doing what works. They will either become companies or disappear.
      Atm the crisis in the game industry seems to come from 2 related and overlapping events:
      Companies were very successful a few decades ago and leveraged this power a bit too much, leading to stagnation and creating tons of expensive games that aren't really innovative. Eventually people got bored of playing the same games with upgraded graphics over and over again.
      Secondly, the spread of Steam and other publishing platforms has reduced the need for indies to leverage company support in a wide scale. Companies that don't have a large publishing platform are bleeding out due to not being able to stay in competition.
      There is the potential threat of Steam or some other similar service monopolizing the industry, but atm it has only been happening at the expense of the previous generation of game development.
    16. TheLordOfChaos201
      Yes I can believe that. look at Tesla and even Newton.

      two opposite sides of science fame. Tesla had his inventions undermined, over looked and even stolen by Eddenson. he was a very humble guy and wasn't very public, which made it easy for him to slip through the cracks of history.

      newton on the other hand. stole the works of 5 other scientists and simple compiled it into one book. thus becoming famous. if you remember, he was simple a poet before becoming a scientist.

      so being a free thinking, does not benefit the individual but rather every opportunist around.

      speaking of opportunists.

      did you know aggressive natured people can only progress through opportunity, while passive natured people can make opportunities (think)?
    17. TheLordOfChaos201
      I think that comes back to our earlier topic of

      people who use their brains and people who don't.

      that's shocking in my opinion. it means now that we have a world full of potential mindless order following killers, and a select few think for them selfs defiants.
    18. TheLordOfChaos201
      I forget

      why did they oppose it?
    19. TheLordOfChaos201
      yep. that's the one.

      now. can we apply that to life?
    20. TheLordOfChaos201
      that includes murder
      self mutilation
      false confessions
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