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Legolas_Katarn

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  1. FluffABun liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in WE NEED TO RISE AGAINST PAY TO WIN AND LOOT BOXES   
    You can not buy the games and tell people why you aren't but if you're implying something like we start posting or spamming all over their company/Steam message boards to try to get people to not buy their games that's not something we are going to condone.
  2. Beatmaster A.C. liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Should video games be accessible to everyone?   
    They certainly do love their made up history to try to make themselves look special
  3. Doctor liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Should video games be accessible to everyone?   
    In something like Cuphead, a side scrolling shooter, it might as well have easier modes, for a variety of reasons but even just to allow younger people, older people with worse reflexes, or people with disabilities to play the game. Probably even more so because of the game's art style likely being something that can attract kids or older gamers and being something that some people might just want to observe and enjoy without having to do it while trying to survive. The only time it would feel right to not do an easier mode is if the games atmosphere or feelings it's trying to create are heavily reliant on challenge and when it wouldn't be a simple matter to add an easier mode because there are so many different reasons for why people might find a game to be difficult. Difficulty itself can mean a lot of different things and accessibility issues are usually adding obvious things like subtitles and larger text options or options to help people with certain disabilities (like not requiring mashing a button quickly for QTEs, having the ability to rebind controls or use third party controllers, or adding a colorblind mode), in those cases they should always be accessible but developers need to start the design process with that in mind because it can become costly, time consuming, and difficult to implement later.
    This developer's thread on difficulty and accessibility partly explains designing around them.
     
  4. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in The Evil Within 2 review. SOOOO much better than the first game, and a really good game by itself.   
    You know what's funny? This game is released on Friday the 13th, and yet this year, the Friday the 13th game was released on 26 May. Me think that game should be released now as supposed to when it's in an incomplete state! 

    Anyway, Evil Within 2. The sequel that was announced this year in E3 out of nowhere by Bethesda. I have finished the game, completed almost every single side quests & got all the collectibles except the hidden locker keys and past Bethesda games easter eggs, all taking 18 hours to do. And I can safely say this:
     
    This game..... is fucking awesome. And definitely one of my top 10 best game of 2017. Holy shiet I freaking love this game.
     
    I'm playing the game on PC, and it's WAY better performed here than the first game. No more sudden fps drops and inconsistent frame rate. And no more of those dumbass black screen on the top and bottom.

    It's all normal from here!

    Oh wait.......

    well...... it's a good thing they make it an easter egg!
     
    The story is also much3 better. In the first game, you're just thrown into the game without any idea of what the hell just happened until 8 hours into the game where it's finally explained to you, which is bullshit. In this game, everything is explained to you right away. Which is the right move.
     
    So the game takes place 3 years after the event of the first game. Sebastian Cast... Castla... Castellanos, man that's a tounge twister, was heavily damaged after all that shit he went through in the first game, rightly so. I mean in the first game, not only was he forcefully wired into a Saw version of the Matrix and have to fight hordes of zombies + fucked up shits just to get out, but before those things even happened his daughter died in a fire accident and his wife went missing. Anyone would get damaged after all that!
     
    Well anyway, he spent 3 years trying to find answers of what the hell happened back then, and of course he spent those time drinking and getting wasted. Then one day, his old partner Juli Kidman, who's more like this game's version of Ada Wong, explained to him that his daughter is actually still alive, and all this time she's been used by this organization called MOBIUS. What was she used for? Well, turns out this MOBIUS organization is sort of like the Institute from Fallout 4. They want to create a society that's peaceful and everyone is hunky dory. Only instead of creating a lot of very humanlike androids, they use STEM, or this game's version of the Matrix instead. And they don't want to use an AI to control the Matrix since AIs eventually will rebel and will takeover the world, good thinking, so they use Sebastian's daughter instead since a child's mind is innocent without negative influences, and will therefore make for a good core for the system..... that's just cruel man.
     
    But something went wrong with her, and the matrix system starts to fall apart. So before the system gets completely destroyed through prolonged meltdown, they need Sebastian to come in and save her, along with a couple of MOBIUS operatives that he can find, so the system gets restored. And then the game begins. Phew, that's a lot of explaining, but you'll need it before going in!
     
    And I gotta say, I was expecting the story to go silly from how sporadic and all over the place the previous game was. But instead, this game's story is surprisingly really good. Because now instead of you trying to figure out some psycho's backstory, you actually explore your main character's dark past, and then overcoming every obstacle thrown into you to be free from the burden of never being able to let go of regrets in his life. And it feels really good when you do it in the game too. I was having such a good time with the plot, that I actually say "YEEEEAAAHHHHH! You go Sebastian! Show those bitches you mean business!", plus I teared up a couple of times too during the surprisingly mellow and sad parts of the game. So writers, well done mate! 
     
    About the gameplay itself. If you expect going into this game that it's going to very much be like the first game, aka linear and all over the place with a lot of stealth like the Last of Us, you'll be half right. Because this game has switched from linear straightforward gameplay, to open world. Yes, you read right, open world gameplay. Even I didn't see that coming. Because the game takes place in a simulation created by MOBIUS which looks like a peaceful USA suburb called the Union. Which unfortunately got messed up and almost everyone turned into zombies, but hey, it's the thought that count.
     
    But how's this open world? Is it filled with a lot of empty places and the side contents are just there because they're there like the Assassin's Creed games, or are the side contents actually fun to play and filled with a lot of cool shit? Thankfully it's the latter. You got a lot of buildings to visit, and even save houses which has coffees that restore you to full health, so you don't have to worry about using your medkits anymore. Need a good health restore? Just go and drink a coffee at your save house.
     
    Speaking of side contents, there's a lot of cool stuff in them. It's like the game takes notes from Witcher 3, and make it fucked up, in a great way. You got stuff like "use your radio to discover a location" which will give you a flashback sequence of what happened in that area alongside cool useful rewards, a few side quests with characters you meet along the way, cheeky collectibles that references past Bethesda games which includes DOOM 

    and Quake

    and there's even a sidequest which takes you back to the locations of the first game while having you avoid this..... creepy ass Sadako giant woman.

    This woman will even turn up in the open world whenever she likes, and if she touches you, she'll one hit kill you. I recommend running the hell away when you see her.
     
    Oh yes, and the game even have RE4's shooting gallery. Just to remind you who the producer of the game is. Cheeky dev team.

     
    The game's combat is also significantly better than the first game, even though Sebastian is still not good at straight up melee fight unless he has an axe with him. They completely remove the need to burn an enemy corpse, which thankfully they did because that mechanic was a complete waste if you can just headshot and stealth kill enemies and kill them that way. It's still as stealth heavy as the first game, which means yes, you can still throw bottles on an enemy's head to stun and kill them easily
    and you are still required to conserve ammo anyway you can because ammos are quite scarce here. But the game does add a crafting system which lets you craft ammos + healing items as long you have collected the materials required to create them, like gunpowders and herbs. 

    I see what you did there. Which means yes, the game has become even more like the Last of Us, and I love it.
     
    The upgrade system from the first game is back, and it's back with a vengeance. Now you can't use your green goo to upgrade your weapons, but instead you have to grab weapon parts in the world, just like Last of Us all over again. The green goo does upgrade your attributes like the first game though. But this time not only does it give you benefits like "increase health" or "increase stamina", but it also gives you special abilities, which is very useful for your survival. With enough upgrades, especially the stealth upgrade, you are able to do stuff like "stealth kill an enemy while you're hiding in a cover" as demonstrated right here
    or my favorite, "sprint and then stab an enemy in the head" ability. Because with this ability, you can just sprint straight up at your enemy when the crosshair turns red, getting rid of the need to crouch slowly to creep up on an enemy.
     
    For those that are worried that this game will be more action heavy than the first game, fear not. It's even more fucked up than the first game, with more Saw brutality and messed up looking enemies that I can't spoil. You just have to go in, expect a lot of shifts in your surroundings, and prepare to run a lot, because they are out for your blood. Luckily not a lot of them have instant 1 hit kill attacks like the first game.
     
    The only thing I don't like about this game is simply the music choices, which the first game also do. Almost every single song in the game, even during battles, are the same violin horror style soundtrack that's more fitting for the, ahem, Friday the 13th game. Which feels weird because there's a lot of cool combat heavy section of the game, and instead of the music being like this during the action:
    it instead has this:
    Like.... why?
     
    Which is jarring when all of a sudden in the near end of the game, this epic song turns up during an equally epic battle.
    It's like WHOA! Where were you during that previous epic battle??
     
    But that is just a nitpick of mine. Outside of that, this game is fucking awesome. An improvement over the first game in every single way possible. It also ends really well, without a stupid cliffhanger like so many second games in a series do! Hallelujah for that! It seems like this is the year of the "2nd game in the series that's even better than the first game, but also end satisfyingly without needing to do cliffhangers like Halo 2" for games. I love this game so much, that I'm actually going to replay the game in new game + with all of my newly acquired weapons + upgrades. And so I will definitely give this game my rating of "so awesome that you will play this game again and again." With a badass seal of approval.

     
    Definitely get this game, especially if you're a fan of the first game, or just want a good game in preparation for Halloween. Or hell, if you just want to play a good game. Just be prepared to sneak around a lot of creepy ass looking enemies and unleash your inner MGS master within you.
  5. gaminking007 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in AJSA Code of Conduct   
    The AJSA Community was created as a way to organize and bring together both fans of Joe and those who are looking for a community where they can play and talk about games. It is not a problem if you do not watch Joe's content, we will still be happy to have you as a member. Currently, the AJSA consists of this website, the AJSA Discord, Youtube channel, Twitter, Twitch channel, official clans and groups in a variety of PC games, and our active PS4 and Xbox One communities.
    If you have just joined, after reading the Code of Conduct check the New Member's Guide to see how to get involved with the community.


    In order to stay a member you must abide by the following rules, which will apply in all the previously mentioned areas, and anywhere you are representing the AJSA. Members will be expected to maintain a mature and respectful attitude as your behavior fosters our reputation.
    Harassment and Discrimination
    The AJSA will not tolerate any form of discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or harassment towards anyone. Members will respect others of any race, sexuality, gender identity and expression, nationality, religion, age, profession, gaming ability, and community rank and will refrain from insulting anyone as having physical disabilities or mental disorders. Failure to do so will lead to you either being suspended or, more often, permanently removed from the community. Offensive stereotypes and generalizations towards the communities, countries, or organizations of others will result in moderation action against you. Making unwanted or random sexual or suggestive comments towards other members will lead to moderation. Do not share or repeat phrases, actions, icons, or memes that have been created by or that have obviously been co-opted by harassment or hate groups, doing so can see you removed from the community. Creating or sharing content made with an intent to lead to harassment of others will lead to moderation. Creating or sharing baseless or obviously incorrect slanderous content and hit pieces will see the content removed and will likely result in moderation or removal from the community. Attempting to start fights or to use the AJSA as your own personal army to attack other communities or individuals will lead to your removal from the AJSA. Threatening others will lead to your removal from the community. Sharing videos or articles from people and websites who frequently engage in any of the above will lead to the content being removed and moderation action against you if the shared piece of content included any of the above. If you are representing the AJSA (have AJSA tags or an AJSA avatar, are a ranking member of the community, a member of our Stream Team, are sharing our content or event news, or are telling people you are a member) on social media, a different forum or Discord, Youtube, Twitch, etc and you are partaking in any of the above you will face moderation and may be removed.
    If ever you are subject to personal abuse by another AJSA member in the form of a personal message you are able to add a Moderator or Admin to the conversation, this will allow them to see what was said by both sides. We encourage you to do this as we take our members being subject to abuse very seriously. If someone is harassing you on the forums or AJSA Discord report it to a moderator or admin, do not retaliate.
    Attempts to create a hostile and unwelcoming environment within the community will see you removed from the community. The Angry part of the name does not need to be taken literally, we are here so people can enjoy games and to talk and learn about them, not to be overly aggressive or perpetually outraged about them.
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    Illegal Content: We do not allow the posting of illegal content. This can include linking people to places where they can pirate games, posting links to full movies, telling people where to download roms or bios files for emulators, asking about the use of or how to acquire drugs, etc. Admitting to video game (or any other media) piracy is not allowed, apart from the legality, it could negatively affect the reputation of Joe and other community members that actively work and interact with developers and publishers. Posting illegal content or admitting to illegal activities can lead to your removal from the community. Discussing the concept of piracy and the ways that it has either positively or negatively effected the industry is allowed, but the above rules apply in those discussions. Partaking in or attempting to justify piracy in an area that has no need for it because you thought a company was mean or that their games were bad is not going to go over well with moderators or admin.
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    Forum and Discord Rules
    Trolling/Don't Be A Dick: Treat other people with respect. Do not post flame-bait or personal attacks, attempt to derail another member's thread, or post in game or console specific threads just to complain about the gaming preferences or hardware of other members. Disagreements on games and topics are fine but we don't expect to see our members insulting people for liking different kinds of games or systems or making people feel unwelcome over their gaming preferences. Wishing harm on developers for making a game you didn't like or working at a company you don't like can lead to your removal or moderation, it not only makes us and Joe look bad and invites attitudes we wish to avoid having here and that kind of content damages the image of gaming communities in general. You can be a member of the AJSA even if you don't watch or like the content that Joe creates, but joining for the sole purpose of creating threads or going into existing ones to complain about him will see you removed from the community, this also applies to people that are doing nothing but complaining about the AJSA. Attempts at gaslighting (pretending like you didn't say something you obviously did, that your obvious intent was misunderstood, making an attempt to accuse other people of doing the thing you did, etc) either to try to cover your actions up, confuse people, or to try to get people to respond aggressively towards you will lead to moderation. Attempting to bring previous fights or grievances into new threads can lead to moderation. We don't mind some minor ribbing between members that know each other but unless moderators/admin are familiar with the people involved it can be easy to mistake it for trolling if it starts to go too far.
    Drama: Intentionally trying to cause trouble and create dissent is not allowed, problems can be privately discussed with AJSA Admin. Officers going on power trips will see them removed from a position of power. Do not create threads to complain about another member of the community. Attempts at grandstanding by creating "goodbye threads" when something upsets you will result in your account being banned and the thread/post will be deleted. If you have a legitimate reason for leaving there is nothing wrong with letting people know but if you try to make a spectacle of it or convince people to go with you we will help you find your way out.
    Spam: Do not bump threads just to get them to the top of the list. Do not post in discussion threads that are over a month old to bring them back from the dead (if months or years have passed and you want to talk about it again just start a new topic on the subject). Do not create chat threads (chatting can easily be done in our Discord or through private messages). Do not quote reply to massive amounts of text and images or quote chain to the point that each post starts taking up huge portions of a thread page. Do not make double posts shortly after your previous one as a form of editing or to quote and respond to multiple people, an edit button can be found at the bottom of each of your post and you can change or add to your post as needed. If you have found new information about something and some time has passed then you can make multiple posts in a row in the same thread.
    Language: We allow swearing within reason but try to keep it to a minimum, we have people that just want an environment where they can relax and unwind while talking about and playing games. If you create an entire post that is next to nothing but swearing, are constantly swearing in chat rooms, or are raging at a video game the community is playing and are making it difficult for other to enjoy themselves you will be asked to tone it down or you will be removed from the game. Profanity directed at other members can result in a warning.
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    Personal Information: Do not share the contents of private messages with other members, if you receive a message that is breaking the CoC, harassing you, etc let a moderator or appropriate admin know. Do not post the private information of other members, breaking either of these rules can result in moderation or removal from the AJSA.
    Discord Settings: The admin and moderator rank is clearly listed on the forums and their role clearly listed on the Discord, obvious attempting to block their private messages to you when they are attempting to warn you about recent CoC breaking behavior will likely result in your removal from the community, do not block all private messages from the AJSA channel as this will also prevent mods and admin from messaging you. If you have all messages blocked either by your own choice, a bug, or a mistake you will be asked to turn it back on in the normal chat, if you are obviously ignoring those messages you will be removed from the community.
    Impersonation: Do not attempt to impersonate another member of the community, either by creating an account with a similar name or by quoting a post and changing the text to make it look like something else was said in a way that is clearly malicious.
    Source Content: If you are posting the work of someone else please post a source if one is obviously available (don't copy and paste an entire article instead of just linking to the site or person that wrote it), attempting to pass the work of others off as your own will lead to your removal from the community.
    Etiquette: Do not participate in flame wars or post in threads that are clearly against the rules. If you see something against the CoC just report it and move on, drawing more attention to things that are clearly against the rules can lead to you getting in trouble as well. Liking posts that are clearly against the CoC may lead to you sharing the warning or punishment of the original poster. Do not post spoilers for a recently released video game or movie in the title of a thread and if you wish to discuss spoilers on our Discord use the appropriate chat room (spoilers_chat), if you are in a thread about a game or movie that won't obviously include spoilers based on the title then use the spoiler button (the eye icon in between the quote and emoticon button) so that your text is not immediately visible. When you join Discord you should have your account automatically set to move you into the AFK channel if you are in a voice channel without speaking for 10 minutes, please keep that on so that a game officer or moderator doesn't have to move you from channels if you accidentally remain in an active voice channel when you are away.
    In-Game Behavior
    Cheating and Glitching: If you are playing against human opponents the AJSA absolutely does not allow cheating, third-party tools, or glitches to be used to win games. In addition to ruining the game for others, it damages the AJSA's reputation and will result in you being removed from the community.
    Language/Raging: As was previously mentioned, try to keep it to a minimum. Constantly swearing to the extent that you are ruining the mood of other players or becoming hostile to others can lead to your membership or ability to participate in game events being reconsidered. Rage quitting can also lead to your membership being reconsidered. No personal attacks or offensive “shit talking” to our opposition, competitiveness is fine but keep it friendly, trying to starts fights with other people will see you removed from the game and possibly the AJSA.
    Guilds/Clans/MMOs: Many games limit the number of members that can be part of a guild (or the game's guild equivalent), therefore it might be necessary for us to remove inactive members to make room for new players. If you were removed from a guild for this reason, it is nothing against you, it is just something that needs to be done sometimes to make room for new active recruits. If you are part of a group that has these limitations and you plan to stop playing the game please let the guild leader know and leave the group to make room for new people, if you plan to return at a later date they will try to add you to the group again by replacing other inactive members.
    Leadership: Official AJSA supported games with frequent events are typically lead by Game Officers. One time events are typically run by AJSA Admin, streamers, Moderators, or Game Officers. Follow the person running the game or event's instructions, don't attempt to publicly fight with them over their decisions or the way that they are doing things. If you have a problem or ideas you want to share calmly contact the ones in charge of the game or event and work it out or contact a higher up member if you believe that they need to get involved or if the person in charge is breaking AJSA CoC. Suggestions should be welcome as we like to make sure the people we have running games are mature and capable of allowing for constructive criticism. Do not try to start fights between members, publicly complain about leadership in front of other members, or attempt to split off AJSA members into separate factions or communities, doing so will to warnings or your removal from the AJSA.
    Represent the AJSA well by playing fair and having respect for the opposition, your team, and yourself. Help new players to get used to games or to get involved in the community and work well with the people you meet that aren't part of the AJSA to give people a positive impression of us. A better reputation in games will lead to a better and more respected community that will be easier to recruit for.
    Admin and Moderation Team
    Member must respect the decisions of AJSA admin (Council and Commanders) and moderators (General, Discord, and Twitch). If you disagree with something they have said or done you can privately contact them, making your problems with them public or insulting them on the website, Discord, during game events, or within the PS4 Rooms will only add to previous punishments or cause one to be issued. You may receive a verbal warning in the form of a private message about a specific incident or trend of behavior, these verbal warnings should be respected the same as one through the warning system, to ignore a verbal warning can lead to harsher punitive action.
    Admin are able to curate the community as they see fit and reserve the right to remove content that, while not specifically mentioned by name in the CoC, has a history of or is currently used in a way that either breaks other rules listed here, would lead to the kind of membership that we want to avoid, or that would lead to the community having a bad reputation.
    Immediate Bans: AJSA staff have the right to immediately ban members caught cheating, spamming the forums with advertisements, posting pornography or hate speech, harming the AJSA’s reputation, issuing death or rape threats, or displaying other extremely aggressive behavior. If violating your local law’s the AJSA may cooperate with authorities in an appropriate manner to resolve.
    Appeals: There are higher up members to contact if you are having an issue with moderators or admin. If you are having a problem with the moderation team on the forums or Discord you can contact Legolas_Katarn, if you are having a problem with PS4 staff you can contact WITHASTICK, if you are having a problem with Xbox One staff you can contact RuneX, if you are having a problem with someone running PC events you can contact Conan or Eiousx, if you are having a problem with a Commander you can contact another Commander if the problem area falls under their job description or you can contact Council members DoctorEvil or Tons0fun. If a warning or punitive action was found to be a mistake, or was not justly issued, the punishment will be over-turned and the warning removed, if someone was found to have acted inappropriately the situation will be dealt with by whoever is in charge of that area. Acting hostile and insulting staff members during these appeals or showing no understanding of why an obvious rule is in place can lead to further actions taken against your account. Things that can lead to strong penalties against your account tend to be pretty obvious rules found in most every functional community, if your messages to us show a complete lack of self awareness, empathy, inability to understand why certain rules are in place, or some weird reactionary "debate me bro logic" your membership will likely be reconsidered. Appeals are for mistakes or misuse of power not for arguing against rules you don't like. Joe is not an appropriate person to file complaints with.
    The “Angry Joe” Policy
    If the sole reason for you joining this community is to “talk to”, “play with”, or “get personal time” with Joe, please DO NOT APPLY. It is possible to run into him in a game, on the website, or on the Discord, but do not be offended if he declines your friend request, game invite, etc. If Joe does join the community for an event, please conduct yourself in a civil and respectful way when interacting with him.
  6. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Rain in Destiny 2 review. Kept ya waiting huh? :D   
    Nothing good will come out of defending what Joe says regardless of what facts you use. For one, Joe never asks anyone to stand up for him and once you get involved in those discussions you're doing it for yourself. As Kaz said there's no reasoning with them, they are set in their ways and just looking for the next person to argue with.
     
    To everyone that feels the need to defend Joe (mostly the newer members):
    You are not asked nor expected to defend Joe but if you do, do so at your own discretion and be prepared for the personal backlash you may receive from those people. Also note you are not helping Joe in any way by joining that crowd and only prolonging the never ending argument of the quality of his content. My advice, let the randoms not associated with AJSA do all that, we're here to enjoy gaming and conversation not get into a verbal fight on YouTube or Reddit.
  7. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in I'm worried about Steam.......   
    Removing Steam's monopoly, even very slowly, sounds good to me. They might have to actually adapt and improve the way that they do things, maybe even follow their own policies and have proper moderation. 
  8. argetlam350 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Youtube hate   
    I don't really understand these comments, he's on track to posting what will probably be more reviews than last year. I don't know why his Youtube financial situation is such a concern for you, even more so when you don't know how much he earns on Youtube, through sponsored content, or through Twitch. From what he says and what the views show he could very well end up making more on his content that isn't reviews. Friday 13th has 1.2+ million views, Injustice 2 has 800,000+, his movie reviews of Spiderman and Transformers have 440,000+ and 760,000+ and they are newer, he enjoyed making them and they take less time, energy, and money for him to create.
     
    It's worked just fine for a lot of other people, and they all seem happier for it or it doesn't seem to have effected them.
     
    Having people constantly complaining is going to take a toll on most people, it's certainly something that has effected many other Youtubers. Four years ago was four years ago and with the environment around most gaming communities having only gotten worse since then and an additional four years of feeling the effects of it it can change the situation. This is all without even getting into people starting fights in his comment section or covering it with offensive comments either aimed at Joe, his friends, other commenters, or other people.
     
    As he's been saying for years though, he doesn't want to do that. He likes doing the other content and the streaming as well, and is obviously in a situation where that has been working for him financially and where he would rather not have the comments on that content rather than no longer creating it. I don't even know if that will be the case, he has drama channels making videos of him and a toxic Youtuber whining about his comment being deleted and that's really nothing that hasn't happened before and will happen again no matter what he ends up doing.
     
    The implication that those sites are lying to people is ridiculous, and they and similar sites have had or have people in their employ or freelance positions that currently put out what is easily some of the best writing, thoughts, interviews, and videos in the industry, as well as people who have gone on to work in game design and created well received titles.
  9. gaminking007 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in AJSA Code of Conduct   
    The AJSA Community was created as a way to organize and bring together both fans of Joe and those who are looking for a community where they can play and talk about games. It is not a problem if you do not watch Joe's content, we will still be happy to have you as a member. Currently, the AJSA consists of this website, the AJSA Discord, Youtube channel, Twitter, Twitch channel, official clans and groups in a variety of PC games, and our active PS4 and Xbox One communities.
    If you have just joined, after reading the Code of Conduct check the New Member's Guide to see how to get involved with the community.


    In order to stay a member you must abide by the following rules, which will apply in all the previously mentioned areas, and anywhere you are representing the AJSA. Members will be expected to maintain a mature and respectful attitude as your behavior fosters our reputation.
    Harassment and Discrimination
    The AJSA will not tolerate any form of discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or harassment towards anyone. Members will respect others of any race, sexuality, gender identity and expression, nationality, religion, age, profession, gaming ability, and community rank and will refrain from insulting anyone as having physical disabilities or mental disorders. Failure to do so will lead to you either being suspended or, more often, permanently removed from the community. Offensive stereotypes and generalizations towards the communities, countries, or organizations of others will result in moderation action against you. Making unwanted or random sexual or suggestive comments towards other members will lead to moderation. Do not share or repeat phrases, actions, icons, or memes that have been created by or that have obviously been co-opted by harassment or hate groups, doing so can see you removed from the community. Creating or sharing content made with an intent to lead to harassment of others will lead to moderation. Creating or sharing baseless or obviously incorrect slanderous content and hit pieces will see the content removed and will likely result in moderation or removal from the community. Attempting to start fights or to use the AJSA as your own personal army to attack other communities or individuals will lead to your removal from the AJSA. Threatening others will lead to your removal from the community. Sharing videos or articles from people and websites who frequently engage in any of the above will lead to the content being removed and moderation action against you if the shared piece of content included any of the above. If you are representing the AJSA (have AJSA tags or an AJSA avatar, are a ranking member of the community, a member of our Stream Team, are sharing our content or event news, or are telling people you are a member) on social media, a different forum or Discord, Youtube, Twitch, etc and you are partaking in any of the above you will face moderation and may be removed.
    If ever you are subject to personal abuse by another AJSA member in the form of a personal message you are able to add a Moderator or Admin to the conversation, this will allow them to see what was said by both sides. We encourage you to do this as we take our members being subject to abuse very seriously. If someone is harassing you on the forums or AJSA Discord report it to a moderator or admin, do not retaliate.
    Attempts to create a hostile and unwelcoming environment within the community will see you removed from the community. The Angry part of the name does not need to be taken literally, we are here so people can enjoy games and to talk and learn about them, not to be overly aggressive or perpetually outraged about them.
    Disallowed Content
    Illegal Content: We do not allow the posting of illegal content. This can include linking people to places where they can pirate games, posting links to full movies, telling people where to download roms or bios files for emulators, asking about the use of or how to acquire drugs, etc. Admitting to video game (or any other media) piracy is not allowed, apart from the legality, it could negatively affect the reputation of Joe and other community members that actively work and interact with developers and publishers. Posting illegal content or admitting to illegal activities can lead to your removal from the community. Discussing the concept of piracy and the ways that it has either positively or negatively effected the industry is allowed, but the above rules apply in those discussions. Partaking in or attempting to justify piracy in an area that has no need for it because you thought a company was mean or that their games were bad is not going to go over well with moderators or admin.
    Pornographic Content: We do not allow the posting of pornographic material, real or animated, on our forums, nor do we allow links to porn to be posted. We do not allow linking to content on a site with primarily pornographic content and advertising, even if the content that you wanted to link does not directly contain any (don't link to that funny video if it is hosted on pornhub). Discussion of sexual content in games is allowed, as is linking to something like a video game bundle deal that includes games with adult content is also allowed, just mark any such links as being NSFW (not safe for work).
    Real World Violence/Triggering Content: We do not allow posts that contain bloody or graphic real world violence or content that can be sensitive to certain viewers. Do not post anything containing real world shootings, stabbings, racist tirades, abuse, sexual harassment or assault, graphic injuries, etc. Do not post random images or videos with rapidly changing images or patterns that may trigger epileptic seizures. Warnings can vary depending on what you posted.
    Religion and Politics: Do not create threads about religion or politics, exceptions can be made if it directly relates to a game being discussed or the game industry (Here's how A Mind Ever Voyaging was one of the first games to address the politics of the time/How that Dragon Cancer addresses religious faith = Fine). Posting a thread about religion or politics will likely result in a warning but offensive statements and content aimed at an entire religion, group, or attempting to treat the morality, lived experiences of, or existence of people as a political debate subject will fall under harassment and discrimination and will likely lead to you being removed from the community or lead to a harsher punishment.
    Advertising: We do not allow members to attempt to sell things on the forums. We have no way to verify if someone actually has a product, what condition it is in, if the seller will actually send it, if the buyer receives it, if the buyer will pay for it and not try to do a charge back, etc. Threads attempting to sell something will be removed, if you sell something in private and it doesn't work out we don't want to hear about it. Any account linking to gold farming websites for MMOs or EA Sports currency will be banned, they are also likely bots and the links should not be clicked on. Accounts that join just to promote a product, link to a survey, ask for money, or link to another community to join will be banned (there is an exception for accounts sharing video game crowd funding projects in the appropriate section of the forums). If you are someone who creates content and you have something like a Patreon, you are free to link that in your forum signature or in the community content sections of the forums along with the content that you create.
    AJSA Branding: The AJSA name and logo are part of a business and how they are used influences our reputation. They are to be used only in official AJSA groups, Discord channels, servers, wikis, merchandise, or as a clan tag for AJSA members. If an online group using the name was not created by Joe, one of the AJSA admin, or as part of an official AJSA group that has been approved of by staff and Game Officers then they are not something that we support and not something we are involved with. If a member is found to have been creating these things without our knowledge they will be told to stop and to remove the creation. Do not use the AJSA name or logo in an attempt to sell products.
    Languages: We require that everyone write in English on the forums and in our Discord, both because posting in another language is unlikely to lead to many people understanding what you said and because admin and moderators need to understand what you are saying or linking people to. Obviously, we don't expect everyone to have perfect grammar and to spell everything correctly all the time, but if a post has so many mistakes that it is nonsensical it will likely be removed and on the forums the post may even be flagged as spam or automatically hidden as potential spam.
    Alt Accounts: Alternate accounts will be banned and users who create them risk the banning of their primary accounts and any other accounts found to be associated with them. If you are having trouble with your primary account and are unable to access it please contact a moderator on the Discord or create a new account and immediately let a moderator know that you are using the new account to contact them for help. Once you have received help with your primary account and are able to access it again the secondary account will be deleted.
    Usernames and Avatars: Do not create a username or upload an avatar that breaks any of the CoC rules or includes profanity, this applies to the forums, Discord, and while playing games.
    Forum and Discord Rules
    Trolling/Don't Be A Dick: Treat other people with respect. Do not post flame-bait or personal attacks, attempt to derail another member's thread, or post in game or console specific threads just to complain about the gaming preferences or hardware of other members. Disagreements on games and topics are fine but we don't expect to see our members insulting people for liking different kinds of games or systems or making people feel unwelcome over their gaming preferences. Wishing harm on developers for making a game you didn't like or working at a company you don't like can lead to your removal or moderation, it not only makes us and Joe look bad and invites attitudes we wish to avoid having here and that kind of content damages the image of gaming communities in general. You can be a member of the AJSA even if you don't watch or like the content that Joe creates, but joining for the sole purpose of creating threads or going into existing ones to complain about him will see you removed from the community, this also applies to people that are doing nothing but complaining about the AJSA. Attempts at gaslighting (pretending like you didn't say something you obviously did, that your obvious intent was misunderstood, making an attempt to accuse other people of doing the thing you did, etc) either to try to cover your actions up, confuse people, or to try to get people to respond aggressively towards you will lead to moderation. Attempting to bring previous fights or grievances into new threads can lead to moderation. We don't mind some minor ribbing between members that know each other but unless moderators/admin are familiar with the people involved it can be easy to mistake it for trolling if it starts to go too far.
    Drama: Intentionally trying to cause trouble and create dissent is not allowed, problems can be privately discussed with AJSA Admin. Officers going on power trips will see them removed from a position of power. Do not create threads to complain about another member of the community. Attempts at grandstanding by creating "goodbye threads" when something upsets you will result in your account being banned and the thread/post will be deleted. If you have a legitimate reason for leaving there is nothing wrong with letting people know but if you try to make a spectacle of it or convince people to go with you we will help you find your way out.
    Spam: Do not bump threads just to get them to the top of the list. Do not post in discussion threads that are over a month old to bring them back from the dead (if months or years have passed and you want to talk about it again just start a new topic on the subject). Do not create chat threads (chatting can easily be done in our Discord or through private messages). Do not quote reply to massive amounts of text and images or quote chain to the point that each post starts taking up huge portions of a thread page. Do not make double posts shortly after your previous one as a form of editing or to quote and respond to multiple people, an edit button can be found at the bottom of each of your post and you can change or add to your post as needed. If you have found new information about something and some time has passed then you can make multiple posts in a row in the same thread.
    Language: We allow swearing within reason but try to keep it to a minimum, we have people that just want an environment where they can relax and unwind while talking about and playing games. If you create an entire post that is next to nothing but swearing, are constantly swearing in chat rooms, or are raging at a video game the community is playing and are making it difficult for other to enjoy themselves you will be asked to tone it down or you will be removed from the game. Profanity directed at other members can result in a warning.
    Thread Creation: Use the search feature to check to see if a thread with the same subject matter as the one you want to post has already been created, or at least do a quick look through the recent topics, duplicate threads are frequently created only a few posts or hours apart. Do not create threads with profanity in the title, with misleading titles, or ones with no discussion or informational value.
    Personal Information: Do not share the contents of private messages with other members, if you receive a message that is breaking the CoC, harassing you, etc let a moderator or appropriate admin know. Do not post the private information of other members, breaking either of these rules can result in moderation or removal from the AJSA.
    Discord Settings: The admin and moderator rank is clearly listed on the forums and their role clearly listed on the Discord, obvious attempting to block their private messages to you when they are attempting to warn you about recent CoC breaking behavior will likely result in your removal from the community, do not block all private messages from the AJSA channel as this will also prevent mods and admin from messaging you. If you have all messages blocked either by your own choice, a bug, or a mistake you will be asked to turn it back on in the normal chat, if you are obviously ignoring those messages you will be removed from the community.
    Impersonation: Do not attempt to impersonate another member of the community, either by creating an account with a similar name or by quoting a post and changing the text to make it look like something else was said in a way that is clearly malicious.
    Source Content: If you are posting the work of someone else please post a source if one is obviously available (don't copy and paste an entire article instead of just linking to the site or person that wrote it), attempting to pass the work of others off as your own will lead to your removal from the community.
    Etiquette: Do not participate in flame wars or post in threads that are clearly against the rules. If you see something against the CoC just report it and move on, drawing more attention to things that are clearly against the rules can lead to you getting in trouble as well. Liking posts that are clearly against the CoC may lead to you sharing the warning or punishment of the original poster. Do not post spoilers for a recently released video game or movie in the title of a thread and if you wish to discuss spoilers on our Discord use the appropriate chat room (spoilers_chat), if you are in a thread about a game or movie that won't obviously include spoilers based on the title then use the spoiler button (the eye icon in between the quote and emoticon button) so that your text is not immediately visible. When you join Discord you should have your account automatically set to move you into the AFK channel if you are in a voice channel without speaking for 10 minutes, please keep that on so that a game officer or moderator doesn't have to move you from channels if you accidentally remain in an active voice channel when you are away.
    In-Game Behavior
    Cheating and Glitching: If you are playing against human opponents the AJSA absolutely does not allow cheating, third-party tools, or glitches to be used to win games. In addition to ruining the game for others, it damages the AJSA's reputation and will result in you being removed from the community.
    Language/Raging: As was previously mentioned, try to keep it to a minimum. Constantly swearing to the extent that you are ruining the mood of other players or becoming hostile to others can lead to your membership or ability to participate in game events being reconsidered. Rage quitting can also lead to your membership being reconsidered. No personal attacks or offensive “shit talking” to our opposition, competitiveness is fine but keep it friendly, trying to starts fights with other people will see you removed from the game and possibly the AJSA.
    Guilds/Clans/MMOs: Many games limit the number of members that can be part of a guild (or the game's guild equivalent), therefore it might be necessary for us to remove inactive members to make room for new players. If you were removed from a guild for this reason, it is nothing against you, it is just something that needs to be done sometimes to make room for new active recruits. If you are part of a group that has these limitations and you plan to stop playing the game please let the guild leader know and leave the group to make room for new people, if you plan to return at a later date they will try to add you to the group again by replacing other inactive members.
    Leadership: Official AJSA supported games with frequent events are typically lead by Game Officers. One time events are typically run by AJSA Admin, streamers, Moderators, or Game Officers. Follow the person running the game or event's instructions, don't attempt to publicly fight with them over their decisions or the way that they are doing things. If you have a problem or ideas you want to share calmly contact the ones in charge of the game or event and work it out or contact a higher up member if you believe that they need to get involved or if the person in charge is breaking AJSA CoC. Suggestions should be welcome as we like to make sure the people we have running games are mature and capable of allowing for constructive criticism. Do not try to start fights between members, publicly complain about leadership in front of other members, or attempt to split off AJSA members into separate factions or communities, doing so will to warnings or your removal from the AJSA.
    Represent the AJSA well by playing fair and having respect for the opposition, your team, and yourself. Help new players to get used to games or to get involved in the community and work well with the people you meet that aren't part of the AJSA to give people a positive impression of us. A better reputation in games will lead to a better and more respected community that will be easier to recruit for.
    Admin and Moderation Team
    Member must respect the decisions of AJSA admin (Council and Commanders) and moderators (General, Discord, and Twitch). If you disagree with something they have said or done you can privately contact them, making your problems with them public or insulting them on the website, Discord, during game events, or within the PS4 Rooms will only add to previous punishments or cause one to be issued. You may receive a verbal warning in the form of a private message about a specific incident or trend of behavior, these verbal warnings should be respected the same as one through the warning system, to ignore a verbal warning can lead to harsher punitive action.
    Admin are able to curate the community as they see fit and reserve the right to remove content that, while not specifically mentioned by name in the CoC, has a history of or is currently used in a way that either breaks other rules listed here, would lead to the kind of membership that we want to avoid, or that would lead to the community having a bad reputation.
    Immediate Bans: AJSA staff have the right to immediately ban members caught cheating, spamming the forums with advertisements, posting pornography or hate speech, harming the AJSA’s reputation, issuing death or rape threats, or displaying other extremely aggressive behavior. If violating your local law’s the AJSA may cooperate with authorities in an appropriate manner to resolve.
    Appeals: There are higher up members to contact if you are having an issue with moderators or admin. If you are having a problem with the moderation team on the forums or Discord you can contact Legolas_Katarn, if you are having a problem with PS4 staff you can contact WITHASTICK, if you are having a problem with Xbox One staff you can contact RuneX, if you are having a problem with someone running PC events you can contact Conan or Eiousx, if you are having a problem with a Commander you can contact another Commander if the problem area falls under their job description or you can contact Council members DoctorEvil or Tons0fun. If a warning or punitive action was found to be a mistake, or was not justly issued, the punishment will be over-turned and the warning removed, if someone was found to have acted inappropriately the situation will be dealt with by whoever is in charge of that area. Acting hostile and insulting staff members during these appeals or showing no understanding of why an obvious rule is in place can lead to further actions taken against your account. Things that can lead to strong penalties against your account tend to be pretty obvious rules found in most every functional community, if your messages to us show a complete lack of self awareness, empathy, inability to understand why certain rules are in place, or some weird reactionary "debate me bro logic" your membership will likely be reconsidered. Appeals are for mistakes or misuse of power not for arguing against rules you don't like. Joe is not an appropriate person to file complaints with.
    The “Angry Joe” Policy
    If the sole reason for you joining this community is to “talk to”, “play with”, or “get personal time” with Joe, please DO NOT APPLY. It is possible to run into him in a game, on the website, or on the Discord, but do not be offended if he declines your friend request, game invite, etc. If Joe does join the community for an event, please conduct yourself in a civil and respectful way when interacting with him.
  10. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in I'm worried about Steam.......   
    Removing Steam's monopoly, even very slowly, sounds good to me. They might have to actually adapt and improve the way that they do things, maybe even follow their own policies and have proper moderation. 
  11. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in I'm worried about Steam.......   
    Removing Steam's monopoly, even very slowly, sounds good to me. They might have to actually adapt and improve the way that they do things, maybe even follow their own policies and have proper moderation. 
  12. DoctorEvil liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Why Game Journalists Need To Be Competent   
    That a lower skill level of game journalists (which isn't really true either as I've seen them play or played with quite a few of them over the last 12 years) lead to easier games is a poor assumption that ignores the wide variety of reasons why difficulty and game design changed so much after the 90s. No longer needing to create short or simple games where difficulty had to be increased to keep people playing or paying in the case of arcade cabinets, a wider demographic playing games looking for a wider variety of experiences, the previous demographic now aging and not having as much time to spend or being as good at games, the way companies and people running studios do business and create games changing throughout the 90s, changes to mechanics that naturally lead to easier games due to their popularity among gamers, the improving technology leading to developers wanting to create worlds or stories they want people to see all of rather than have to struggle to get through, even the timeline would still mean that the people writing about videos games during the time you say they were getting easier would almost entirely be made up of people that started playing games when they were more difficult. The marketing trends are going to change how games are made and when the average player from their teens to their 30s were almost all praising an imagined in depth RPG customization of Mass Effect 1 or the amazing plot and dialogue choices of Fallout 3 because they had never seen anything else before you're naturally going to see a decline in the complexity of games no matter what journalists say. The guy who recorded this particular gameplay isn't even focused on game reviews or gameplay previews in general, I think he's only reviewed one game this year out of the 100s of articles he's written. His focus is on the tech and business side of the industry, with the technical side being what got him covering the industry in the first place. He even said the only reason he was the one who played the game for their recording in a genre he is so bad at was because he was the one who was in Germany for the convention.
  13. Timkax2k liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Two Pre-Orders   
    I have four games preordered. XCOM War of the Chosen, Total War Warhammer 2, Wolfenstein New Colossus and its season pass, and Dishonored Death of the Outsider.
     
    You preordered the Xbox One versions? 
  14. Shagger liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in We Happy Few has gone corporate   
    They have had a price increase mentioned for some time now on their store page. This particular increase in price has been known about since the 9th. How is it bullshit? People knew about it, the people who supported it got their copies, and like anything else it will reduce in price at some point if you don't feel it is worth it for the current. 
     
    It was literally written under the price increase line that almost all early access games have for some time, and posted in multiple storefronts and news stories two weeks ago.
     
    Why? For the small amount it raised it's pretty surprising it is even still in development over two years later. The only way this should bother Kickstarter backers is if the things that were promised in the Kickstarter become DLC that they need to pay for. 
     
    How? Even Jims video is more focused on the assumed meaning of AAA and what is expected with that, not on this being some kind of shady business dealing. Some game that's been selling for over a year getting a special edition no one needs to buy and increasing the price like they said they were going to should would be a pretty minor, almost not even worth mentioning, thing compared to other industry problems, practices, and culture.
  15. Shagger liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in We Happy Few has gone corporate   
    They have had a price increase mentioned for some time now on their store page. This particular increase in price has been known about since the 9th. How is it bullshit? People knew about it, the people who supported it got their copies, and like anything else it will reduce in price at some point if you don't feel it is worth it for the current. 
     
    It was literally written under the price increase line that almost all early access games have for some time, and posted in multiple storefronts and news stories two weeks ago.
     
    Why? For the small amount it raised it's pretty surprising it is even still in development over two years later. The only way this should bother Kickstarter backers is if the things that were promised in the Kickstarter become DLC that they need to pay for. 
     
    How? Even Jims video is more focused on the assumed meaning of AAA and what is expected with that, not on this being some kind of shady business dealing. Some game that's been selling for over a year getting a special edition no one needs to buy and increasing the price like they said they were going to should would be a pretty minor, almost not even worth mentioning, thing compared to other industry problems, practices, and culture.
  16. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in So, uh...I wrote a book   
    I assume there's no problem with you describing your book. You can link to where it can be purchased if you have some kind of storefront or are using something like Amazon.
  17. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Rain in True Angry Army soldiers needed   
    Merging this with the current Youtube Hate thread, it's relevant to it's content.
     
    Edit: Merge removed, locking this thread and feel free to continue discussing in the following:
     
  18. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Is joe gonna Quit?   
    No, and that doesn't even make sense.
  19. Brandykins1982 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Hello, from Commander Legolas_Katarn   
    I realized I never did make another introduction thread after becoming a Commander back in January, I figured I probably should since I am the one that members will be seeing most around the forums or coming to for forum and account related issues.
    Commander Responsibilities
    My job here is mainly to oversee the forums, our moderators, and our members. Sometimes I host PC game events. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how to do something on the site, if you need something for your account changed, want to know if we allow a certain kind of post, want to know where to post something, etc and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I also put together the AJSA This Week In Gaming articles.
    Gaming Community Background
    I was a very active member of Gamespot from 2002-2013, and have been and still am active on other communities since 2000 including one of the earliest Xbox Live communities. I helped to run a lot of popular community created message boards on the Gamespot, got along well with a lot of their staff and moderators, and ended up having one of the highest levels and one of the highest emblem collections (for anyone who used to use Gamespot and knows what those are). Gamespot ended up removing a lot of their community tools, screwed up their forums, and started losing a lot of their staff, this caused a lot of people to leave and me to start looking for another community to join.
    I joined the AJSA on the day of the community relaunch in 2013. I had been aware of Joe's reviews since he started making them, I was a member of Joe's original community but didn't stick around due to the frequent spam. After about a week or two here I was offered a position as a moderator by Nytefury, who was a Commander at the time. After doing that for over a year I was promoted to a Command position in January 2015, taking over for Dogfish after he stepped down. I am now usually here or on Board/RPG/Video Game Geek. I'm also active on Twitter, where I will often talk about the games I'm currently playing and post screenshots of them, in addition to whatever else interests me or I find amusing. I keep a thread updated here to let people know of bundle deals and free game giveaways.
    My username is from a mixture of the two characters I was playing as in the games I was playing when I joined Gamespot, The Two Towers on the PS2 and Jedi Outcast on the PC. Any other names I wanted to use at the time were taken, and I got bored with trying to think of other ones, not knowing I would be one of that sites more active members for the next 10 years. In later years I found it amusing that my name consists of two overpowered (in LOTR films at least) Gary Stue characters. If talking to someone or playing online I prefer people to just call me by my real name, which is Kennan. I don't really care about Lord of the Rings (other than enjoying the trilogy) and I care about Star Wars even less (not even enjoying the entirety of the first trilogy or the vast majority of the media to follow), please don't send me messages asking about or with news of either franchise.
    Personal and Gaming History
    I'm 27, my free time is typically spent playing video games or tabletop roleplaying games, watching tabletop roleplay sessions (Steven Lumpkin, Adam Koebel, and Roll20), reading tabletop roleplaying books or about anything else that interests me, or watching Youtubers with deeper looks into video games or the game industry (Game Maker's Toolkit, hbomberguy, Noah Caldwell-Gervais, Writing On Games, Errant Signal, Extra Credits, Noclip, etc) or other industries (Folding Ideas, Lindsay Ellis, Brad Jones, Phelous, Bennet The Sage, and Linkara).
    I currently live in California but I have also lived in Texas and Idaho. From the time that I was a sophomore in high school, and for a year after graduating, I worked at a rec paintball field as a referee. I have been a big fan of Babylon 5 as well as shows like X-Files, Columbo, Deep Space Nine (Sisko is a much better Captain than Picard), and Farscape since I was a kid but I no longer watch TV or movies as I would rather spend the time doing something else.
    I've been playing games for over 24 years, I own a lot of systems and have played through about 2,700 games. When it comes to genres I pretty much enjoy anything, except for driving games. I tend to prefer SRPGs, tactical shooters, and strategy games. Some of my favorite games are Baldurs Gate 2, Suikoden 2, Lunar 2 Eternal Blue, Vanquish, Valkyrie Profile, Ring of Red, Planescape Torment, Tales of Vesperia, Bushido Blade 2, Danganronpa, Der Langrisser, Yakuza series, Crusader Kings 2, Mark of the Ninja, Shin Megami Tensei series and most spin offs, Fire Emblem 4, 5, 7, and 9, Deadly Premonition, Resident Evil 4, Ogre Battles 64, Bastion, and the Ghost Recon series up to the Advanced Warfighter games.
    For a list of games and systems I've played, you can check my backloggery account which shows every game that I can remember having played and what system or systems I played them on.
     
    Other interests include tabletop RPGs (Pathfinder, Numenera, Call of Cthulhu, Star Wars Fantasy Flight, Pendragon, D&D 5th, etc), spicy food/hot sauce, sleeping, intersectional feminism, learning about video game industry and design history, and effects and influences on different countries, history in general, sleeping, learning how pop culture has effected societal attitudes, learning about the translation of media between languages, cats, sleeping, and not going outside when the sun is out.
  20. Brandykins1982 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in New Member's Guide and Contacts   
    Where To Find AJSA Content and Information
    AJSA Code of Conduct
    AJSA Discord
    AJSA Twitter
    AJSA Gaming Youtube
    AJSA Gaming Twitch Channel
    Currently Active Games (Thread coming soon)
    Scheduled Events
    Expeditionary Force (PC Game Events)
    AJSA PS4 Division
    AJSA Xbox One Club
    Stream Team
    Current AJSA Admin, Moderators, and Officers

    What follows is an explanation of what you can do on the forums and how to get involved with our console divisions.
    Using the Forums and the AJSA Discord
    In order to prevent spam or people advertising, new accounts are only allowed to make two posts during their first 24 hours of membership, once the 24 hours are up you will be able to post normally. Use that first day to take a look around the forums, check out the upcoming events we are planning to run, join the AJSA Discord channel, join the console groups if the option is available to you, and to personalize your profile.
    How To: After joining the AJSA forums you can customize your profile by adding an avatar, signature, banner, and edit your about me section. By clicking on your username on the top right of the screen you can access a drop down menu where you can go to your profile or edit your account settings. If you click on profile you will be taken to your main profile page, an avatar can be uploaded by clicking on the "profile photo" button to the left of your username. To the right of your profile name is an edit profile and cover photo button, clicking on edit profile will open a tab where you can edit your information and about me setting, clicking on cover photo will allow you to upload a banner to your profile that will appear behind your banner. Choosing the account management button from your profile drop down menu will take you to a page where you can change your email, your password, and where you can edit a signature that will appear on the bottom of all your forum posts (please keep the length of your signature within reason).
    The link to join the AJSA Discord can always be found in this thread and as the pinned tweet of the AJSA Twitter account. Once Discord is installed you can edit your avatar, profile, and voice settings by clicking on the gear icon near the bottom left of the app.
    Where To: When creating threads on our forums please try to post things in the correct section, if something is placed in the wrong area a moderator or admin will move your thread to the correct place. The General Discussion forum is the place to talk about things that don't have their own dedicated section, you might talk about company news, a rumored game announcement that doesn't have an exclusive platform or genre attached to it, your favorite game mechanics, boss fights, stories, etc. Under the General section you can find sub-forums for off-topic discussions, which is where posts that have nothing to do with video games or the game industry go, and the AngryJoeShow section which is where discussions on Joe's content are to be posted. Community Content has sections for you to post your own work, this can include art, video content, written reviews, or links and schedules for times that you stream games. The Crowdfunding Campaigns forum is the place to share video game fundraising campaigns that you are interested in, these can cover sites like Kickstarter, Fig, Indiegogo, etc. Platform Gaming Central is for discussions on platform specific game events, to discuss news and updates focused on an individual platform, discussions of console exclusive games, if you want to talk about a specific version of a game, and tech help can be found in the PC section. Last Gens is the place to discuss any console or handheld games or systems from the 360/PS3/PSP era and before. Genre Gaming Central is the place to discuss PC games and multi-platform titles, if there is not a specific forum for the genre of the game you want to talk about or the game involves multiple genres use the Other Games section. Board & Role-Playing Games Central are for discussions of board and tabletop games.
    The AJSA Discord includes multiple text and voice channels. The Announcements section is only able to be posted in by AJSA Admin and will be used to let everyone in the Discord know about upcoming gaming events, new articles on the AJSA homepage, important updates, and when Joe posts new reviews. General is the place to chat with other members. We have rooms to post videos and images, a place to talk about movies and TVs, and a spoiler room if you want to discuss plot elements of recently released games, movies, or TV episodes. The AJSA_Help room is for asking for help if you need to know something about the AJSA, if you need tech help, help with Discord, or have a similar issue you want to find help with. Stream_Team_Streams are for our Stream Team members to post announcements when their streams start. The General voice chat room is a place to go if you just want to talk to other members about games or random topics, the Gaming Rooms are for people to get together to play games at any time, and the other voice rooms are typically named after and reserved for our PC gaming events.
    Joining the Console Divisions
    Playstation: The PlayStation 4 Division allows for two ways to interact with other AJSA members, we have the hub network of the AJSA Community Page and the immediate messages of the AJSA Chat Rooms. With access to both you will be able to interact with fellow AJSA PlayStation 4 members, receive community updates, and gain access to the PlayStation 4 Game Nights events. Game Nights are a weekly event series that the PlayStation 4 Division hosts, every Saturday features a different game that we encourage our members to get together to play.
    How to join the PlayStation 4 AJSA Community Page and Chat Rooms
    Submit your PSN ID over at PlayStation PSN ID List. Include games that you’re currently playing. Include games that you’re looking forward to playing. Wait up to 48 hours for your invite to be sent or accepted. If you find the Community Page and send a request to join it will not be accepted until you’ve followed the above steps. (Optional) Download the Android/Apple PlayStation Message App and Community App for your smart devices. Xbox: If you're interested in joining the Xbox One Division, no matter where you heard or found out about us there are a variety of ways for you to get involved and get started gaming with fellow members of the community. First and foremost, make sure you read and understand the Code of Conduct. This is what makes sure that we can game in a comfortable and fun environment!
    Gamerag List: To get started, please add your name (and games you like to play) to our Official Xbox One Gamertag List. This allows you to add other members right away and for people to add you as well.  Event Schedule & Gaming Activities: Check out our Weekly Events schedule. This is a guaranteed way for you to game quickly with and meet members of the community. These events are avenues for us to game, talk, laugh and have a good time in an organized group. Each event is led and organized by the 'Host'. The host is the person responsible for that event and is in charge of the group activities. They will make sure you are accounted for and get you in the group to play. Event Calendar: All AJSA events, including Xbox Weekly Events, are posted in the AJSA Event Calendar. We update the Xbox events for the week every Monday (EST). Event Messages: To receive messages to your Gamertag, consider signing up to our Mailing List. You'll receive messages once a week giving you an outline of what games we are playing, what times we squad up, and who is hosting. Join the AJSA Xbox Club: On the Xbox One we have the 'AJSA Club' that serves as a main hub of activity and interaction when playing on the console. The Club has a built in chat and party system, Looking for Group section, member roster, and social area (share your game clips and screenshots). All Weekly Event information are posted in the Club and event parties are available from the Club. Any questions? Need help? Don't hesitate to contact me on the forums, on the forums, on Discord [Rune#5424] or on Xbox Live [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya].
    Current AJSA Council and Commanders
    Tons0fun: Tons0fun is a member of the AJSA Council, his role is to oversee AJSA Commanders, serve as a link between Angry Joe and the AJSA, and approve or disapprove of decisions regarding the higher level management of the community and business decisions. If you are having an issue with the community always contact the Commander that oversees that area before attempting to contact him.
    DoctorEvil: Hello, as a member of the AJSA Council, I oversee the commanders and serve as a link between Angry Joe and the Command Staff.  I also run the AJSAGaming Twitter and manage things on the official AngryJoeShow Twitch Channel. Contact about most things should be directed to the Commanders below for their respective divisions, but if you have an issue with a current commander, that can be directed to me.  
    Legolas_Katarn: Apart from updating our CoC and introduction threads, my job here is mainly to oversee the forums, our moderators, and to answer questions relating to the site or moderation concerns. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how to do something on the site, if you need something for your account changed, want to know if we allow a certain kind of post, want to know where to post something, etc and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Do not send me messages about Lord of the Rings or Star Wars (unless it has some relevance to my role here), I don't care about either franchise, and why this is my name can be found on my profile. I also put together the AJSA This Week In Gaming articles.
    WITHASTICK: My job is overseeing and organizing all activities within the PlayStation 4 Division of the Community. Whether that be; maintaining the PlayStation 4 Rooms or Community Page, organizing/overseeing PlayStation 4 official events such as Game Nights, or providing assistants to all members of the PlayStation 4 Division when I can. I also oversee and design the majority of the Communities art assets like; article/event banners, the site logo, the ad banners, etc. If you need help with anything I have listed above don't be afraid to message me, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
    RuneX: Hello there! My name is Rune and I'm the Commander for the Xbox One Division. It its a pleasure to meet you and I hope this document finds you well. My responsibilities as Commander involves the oversight and running the day to day AJSA operations on Xbox One. Additionally I work with my fellow Commanders and the Council on executing AJSA Community goals and initiatives. My role as Xbox Commander includes planning and scheduling our Xbox One Weekly Events, coordinating with Xbox Game Officers and Sergeants, creating and finishing community projects, playing with and interacting daily with members of the community, maintaining the AJSA Xbox Club and sub-forum, and in general being available to anyone who needs assistance. Please don't hesitate to contact me on the forums, on Discord [Rune#5424] or on Xbox Live [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] if you have any questions regarding the Xbox Division and/or our events. Thank you!
    Conan: Greetings, my name Conan and no, I neither picked the name because of Conan O'Brian nor Conan the Barbarian. I am at this moment the only European member of the AJSA High Command. The Expeditionary Force is my main area of responsibility, which I oversee and organize. In that sense it falls onto me to make sure that events are scheduled regularly and are being supervised for the EF, but I also serve as the primary point of contact for it. Aside from that I am the AJSA liaison to our old allies TRAF, who currently provide an opportunity for AJSA members to play Planetside 2 in a organized manner. If you need to contact me, then message me here directly on the forum or send me a direct message on Discord. You can also message me on Steam, if you have added me there, but I might miss that message there.
    Eiousx: Eiousx works with the PC community with the job of overseeing developing communities in specific games and vetting AJSA members that wish to host their own events. He is also a member of the AJSA Stream Team.
    Brandykins1982: Brandkins1982 is both a member of and in charge of managing the AJSA Stream Team.
    Jayson's Rage: Jayson works on our AJSA Gaming Youtube channel, creating videos that can include highlights and montages of PC or console game events, AJSA news updates, and AJSA podcasts. He is also a member of the AJSA Stream Team.
  21. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice: the Drive of video games.   
    Combat and RPG elements is not at all what they have been saying the game is about or what they have been focusing on when talking about it, months ago or even when it was announced.
  22. argetlam350 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Youtube hate   
    I don't really understand these comments, he's on track to posting what will probably be more reviews than last year. I don't know why his Youtube financial situation is such a concern for you, even more so when you don't know how much he earns on Youtube, through sponsored content, or through Twitch. From what he says and what the views show he could very well end up making more on his content that isn't reviews. Friday 13th has 1.2+ million views, Injustice 2 has 800,000+, his movie reviews of Spiderman and Transformers have 440,000+ and 760,000+ and they are newer, he enjoyed making them and they take less time, energy, and money for him to create.
     
    It's worked just fine for a lot of other people, and they all seem happier for it or it doesn't seem to have effected them.
     
    Having people constantly complaining is going to take a toll on most people, it's certainly something that has effected many other Youtubers. Four years ago was four years ago and with the environment around most gaming communities having only gotten worse since then and an additional four years of feeling the effects of it it can change the situation. This is all without even getting into people starting fights in his comment section or covering it with offensive comments either aimed at Joe, his friends, other commenters, or other people.
     
    As he's been saying for years though, he doesn't want to do that. He likes doing the other content and the streaming as well, and is obviously in a situation where that has been working for him financially and where he would rather not have the comments on that content rather than no longer creating it. I don't even know if that will be the case, he has drama channels making videos of him and a toxic Youtuber whining about his comment being deleted and that's really nothing that hasn't happened before and will happen again no matter what he ends up doing.
     
    The implication that those sites are lying to people is ridiculous, and they and similar sites have had or have people in their employ or freelance positions that currently put out what is easily some of the best writing, thoughts, interviews, and videos in the industry, as well as people who have gone on to work in game design and created well received titles.
  23. argetlam350 liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Youtube hate   
    I don't really understand these comments, he's on track to posting what will probably be more reviews than last year. I don't know why his Youtube financial situation is such a concern for you, even more so when you don't know how much he earns on Youtube, through sponsored content, or through Twitch. From what he says and what the views show he could very well end up making more on his content that isn't reviews. Friday 13th has 1.2+ million views, Injustice 2 has 800,000+, his movie reviews of Spiderman and Transformers have 440,000+ and 760,000+ and they are newer, he enjoyed making them and they take less time, energy, and money for him to create.
     
    It's worked just fine for a lot of other people, and they all seem happier for it or it doesn't seem to have effected them.
     
    Having people constantly complaining is going to take a toll on most people, it's certainly something that has effected many other Youtubers. Four years ago was four years ago and with the environment around most gaming communities having only gotten worse since then and an additional four years of feeling the effects of it it can change the situation. This is all without even getting into people starting fights in his comment section or covering it with offensive comments either aimed at Joe, his friends, other commenters, or other people.
     
    As he's been saying for years though, he doesn't want to do that. He likes doing the other content and the streaming as well, and is obviously in a situation where that has been working for him financially and where he would rather not have the comments on that content rather than no longer creating it. I don't even know if that will be the case, he has drama channels making videos of him and a toxic Youtuber whining about his comment being deleted and that's really nothing that hasn't happened before and will happen again no matter what he ends up doing.
     
    The implication that those sites are lying to people is ridiculous, and they and similar sites have had or have people in their employ or freelance positions that currently put out what is easily some of the best writing, thoughts, interviews, and videos in the industry, as well as people who have gone on to work in game design and created well received titles.
  24. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by Laserrifle125 in Youtube hate   
    I personally think that this is just unnecessary drama. 
  25. MarcinKlosowski liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Music&Sound Composing   
    Right, meant to say "your linked channel", that would be pretty amazing if all of that was from one person. Though I have seen that specific linked one of yours before.