And just like that... Thane_Mantis returns to the fray!

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  • Yard
    Yard
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2010 Posts: 11,935

    That's right. Thermal paste, eh? Could be worth a shot. I'll look into it at some point.

    I see your name is back, does that mean good things?

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  • Thane Mantis
    Thane Mantis
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jul 2017 Posts: 622
    edited 10 May 2018, 3:57AM
    Yard said:

    That's right. Thermal paste, eh? Could be worth a shot. I'll look into it at some point.

    Yeah, I'd say its definitely worth a look. Can't gaurantee it'll be a one-stop solution for your machine, but it could make a difference, especially if you pick a high quaility brand. Thermal Paste's used by default are designed for longevitity rather than actually being good at heat conducting, so replacing the crap typically included by manufacturers with good stuff can make a difference, and potentially quite a substantial one.

    I actually did do some digging out of my own curiosity and found tear down videos of what I believe are your laptop model, as well as a forum thread elsewhere on the internet enquiring about this topic, so clearly Im not the first to raise this possibility. I believe an official Lenovo rep actually responded to a topic on this suggesting users read their device manual and do research on the topic, so its theoritically possible at least. And the laptop does seem to be quite easily cracked open. So that's good news for you.
    Yard said:

    I see your name is back, does that mean good things?

    Nope. As I stated in my last comment its going dreadfully. I just wanted to see a familiar name attached to this account. Currently CM_Burny's stance on the matter is "No Thane. You violated the rules, you're never gonna see you're account again." Hardly the first time I heard that lol, and I have no intention of giving up the fight just cause one guy says "never again." I intend to keep this up.

    Also, the conversation has shifted somewhat from my wanting my account back to KIXEYE's practice of hiding information from players, which Im currently questioning him about. No word from Burny since 3 days ago though. I've been questioning Skipjack, a WC Forums Moderator about as well, but she went dark just under a week ago. Not heard from her since  then unfortunately.

    Also enquiring about my past forum record, as well as KIXEYE's blatant hypocrisy concerning bad language.  He, I sh*t you not, had the audicity to claim KIXEYE are trying to be mindful of the children playing the game and all that, and want to keep things clean for them. But when I questioned him about the game being riddled with bad language (see here examples kindly provided by MX36) he promptly switched tracks and said "Its a post apocalypse, we want to design stuff to fit the games theme."

    Needless to say, its been an interesting conversation so far with Burny. Shall be as equally interesting to see where it goes.
    I'll keep you guys posted.
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  • Yard
    Yard
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2010 Posts: 11,935

    Yes, I believe I can open it easy enough. I'm really busy with my final uni hand-ins this month, but I'll probably check it out properly in June when I'll have time to read up on this, and when I'll want to use my laptop recreationally again.

    Yeah, the bad language is an odd one to me. I remember when David Scott signed off his Q&A video with "Now let's go blow some **** up". Kixeye have endorsed this kind of behaviour for years lol. I'm sure the forums weren't clean when I used them as a vulnerable 13 year old. Hell, I remember one time when someone hacked the vbulletin forums and posted **** everywhere. Not that that's Kixeye's fault, it just reminds me of how different things used to be.

    Keep up the good fight, Thane. They've already said "never" once, but you've proved it's possible to come back from the dead already.

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  • Yard
    Yard
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2010 Posts: 11,935

    Have Kixeye upped their censor game? How do I circumvent the filter now? NY last post actually doesn't make sense with that context removed ffs.

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  • Thane Mantis
    Thane Mantis
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jul 2017 Posts: 622
    edited 12 May 2018, 11:35PM
    Yard said:

    Yes, I believe I can open it easy enough. I'm really busy with my final uni hand-ins this month, but I'll probably check it out properly in June when I'll have time to read up on this, and when I'll want to use my laptop recreationally again.

    Good luck with it man. Hope it helps you out. I've a few other suggestions to help boost your PC performance I can offer you as well if you're interested. Some are free and some may cost a bit of money though. Just sayin'.
    Yard said:

    Yeah, the bad language is an odd one to me. I remember when David Scott signed off his Q&A video with "Now let's go blow some **** up". Kixeye have endorsed this kind of behaviour for years lol. I'm sure the forums weren't clean when I used them as a vulnerable 13 year old. 

    Oh yeah, I remember that. It was Backyard Monsters 2 year anniversary video. Its definitely strange, and honestly, I fail to see why it would be a concern. I mean, for one, we've seen KIXEYE's own top folks swear and feature all kinds of potentailly vulgar content in videos. Their infamous viral recruitment video featured a black dildo on Harbin's desk didn't it?

    So their concern for bad language and children is nothing short of absurd. They clearly don't care. Especially since, whilst yes, I did use bad language, I merely used it as a means of emphasis. So a full blown perma-ban is absurd. Especially since, as MX showcased above in the Imgur gallery he provided me a link too which I linked above, the game itself is riddled with vulgartity. Heck, one of their event videos for a Halloween event in War Commander featured this line.

    "And we must also bring fire. Lots of fire. Zombies fucking_ hate fire."
    [Proof]

    EDIT: Was watching a few other KIXEYE event videos and found a more recent second example.

    "This is a great opportunity too stock up on - wait, what the fuck_?! Did that zombie just get back up again?!"
    [Proof]

    So... yeah. This is nothing short of blatant hypocrisy from KIXEYE and I refuse to accept things as they are and what Burny says.
    Yard said:

    Hell, I remember one time when someone hacked the vbulletin forums and posted **** everywhere. Not that that's Kixeye's fault, it just reminds me of how different things used to be.

    Lol, someone did that? Awesome. Do you know why?
    Yard said:

    Keep up the good fight, Thane.

    That's the plan. I have no intention of letting things come to an end here.
    Yard said:

    They've already said "never" once, but you've proved it's possible to come back from the dead already.

    Yep, and its easily one of the things I take the most pride in. Sulaco said never, and look what happened. And I spent 9 months working to get that account back, starting this appeal with CM Sulaco, CM_Burny's predecessor as War Commander Community Manager, and I continued it with him. Him adding a stupid little note to my account stating "Do not unban" sure as shit_ won't stop me in the slightest.
    Yard said:

    Have Kixeye upped their censor game? How do I circumvent the filter now? NY last post actually doesn't make sense with that context removed ffs.

    Dunno. Maybe they have. Add underscores to the end of bad words man. Or any other symbol. You're use of the word "hell" got by the filter thanks to the comma next to it, it seems. What did it say originally out of curiosity?
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  • Yard
    Yard
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2010 Posts: 11,935

    Harbin's dildo was something I immediately remembered after posting, and I kicked myself for not including it lol.

    I used either underscores or hypens between every letter and still got censored, don't know why. It doesn't seem to be censoring you the same way there.

    Let me test something:

    Fuck_
    F-u-c-k


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  • Yard
    Yard
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2010 Posts: 11,935

    Hmm, odd. Also, I apparently fucked_ so hard I inserted a line break(?!) at the end there. No idea how.

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  • Thane Mantis
    Thane Mantis
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jul 2017 Posts: 622
    edited 15 May 2018, 4:12AM
    Yard said:

    Harbin's dildo was something I immediately remembered after posting, and I kicked myself for not including it lol.

    Interesting, the word dildo isn't censored. Very weird that, since words like crap_ are censored, and whilst dildo isn't necessarily a bad word, considering it pertains to sex_ (a word which is also censored) you'd think that word would be censored as well, wouldn't you?
    Yard said:

    I used either underscores or hypens between every letter and still got censored, don't know why. It doesn't seem to be censoring you the same way there.

    Maybe the forums have a censor system that expects or is pre-programmed to expect hyphens and the like between letters and as such already has a counter-measure in place, but doesn't have one for just an underscore at the end of words like what I use.
    Then again, your later test passes the swear words with that method. This filter is very inconsistent isn't it? Strange.
    Yard said:

    Let me test something:

    Fuck_
    F-u-c-k
    ****

    Strange, indeed.
    Yard said:

    Hmm, odd. Also, I apparently fucked_ so hard I inserted a line break(?!) at the end there. No idea how.

    Not quite sure why, but this line made me laugh when I read it. I think it was because I didn't have the context from your previous comment.
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  • Yard
    Yard
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2010 Posts: 11,935

    In regards to the dildo, perhaps Kixeye just want to be able to describe their own promotional material lol.

    Weird how inconsistent the filter is, yeah.

    I deliberately phrased that last bit in a

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  • Yard
    Yard
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2010 Posts: 11,935

    Well I accidentally pressed send and I'm on mobile right now so FML I guess. I'll finish that last post:

    in a funny way deliberately, at least without the context.

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