Ive had like no Hyper fixation for like 3 months. It kills
Ive had like no Hyper fixation for like 3 months. It kills
this strangely-patterned northern cardinal has albinism, and has been playfully dubbed ‘the pink cardinal’. while albinism often results in pure white animals, and leucism results in patchy or dilute coloration, this animal’s lack of pigment in the eyes and skin indicate it is a true albino.
thinking about that WoW epidemic
i was telling my dad, ever the skeptic, about corrupted blood back in March at the start of lockdown, and how the cdc studied it. how it can be used as a model for what to do and how people might act in the event of an unpredicted pandemic, and how people were playing out the same behavior during covid.
he said “so they fixed it, right? how did they fix it in the game?” and i told him the truth: they didn’t. they couldn’t control it. they had to reset the servers and roll them back to the time before the ZG encounter.
a CNN article recently referenced another “viral” event in world of warcraft: leeroy jenkins facepulling as a metaphor for the expedited reopening of businesses. what it fails to mention however is how the video ends. everyone who charges in with leeroy dies. he wipes the raid.
it really feels like that meme where it’s like “wow, cool video game reference!” and the point soaring over their head says THE DAMAGE WAS IRREVERSIBLE. THE THREAT SPREAD TOO RAPIDLY AND EVERYONE DIED.
weird reframing of the corrupted blood incident to make it seem, for some reason, like it was all selfish actions that people said was unrealistic because real people would help others. in fact its literally the opposite, it was used as real world data specifically because of the player driven efforts to fix it
The reason this plague in the game was a good model is because we had all walks of life type people reacting in different ways.
Those with healing magic would go into infected areas to see if they could save the infected or at least keep them alive through the disease. Those that couldn’t do that tried to warn players before they entered infected areas. NPC could be infected and have “no symptoms”; they could be asymptomatic carriers and pass it to nearby players.
The best part though was by the time Blizzard had finally come out and said “if you are infected, try to quarantine yourself so you don’t spread it!!” the player base was ALREADY DOING SO. The players had recognized the problem and worked together in myriad ways to fix it.
They also had negative reactions as well, another reason this was such a good example of a real outbreak. They had a couple people report healers or alchemists who were claiming to sell cures/treatments to the disease that ultimately would do nothing. They had a group of players that would hide in the mountains near cities and just pass the disease back and forth between themselves and then raid cities to infect them all over again. They had higher level players start rebelling on the servers. Saying it was an overreaction and if you get it you’ll just die and you can come back and be fine, etc. Since they could get the disease and survive, ie it didn’t do enough damage to them since they were higher level, they felt it unnecessary to care about whether they got it or not. They complained about not getting to play like normal just because this plague could kill lower level players.
ALL of these reactions, good and bad, were real enough to what we assumed a real life epidemic would play out that people started to use it as a model. And now look, we have proof that it was accurate.
However, what we needed to learn from it was primarily that it wasn’t reversible. The bad reactions and lack of care from the few players that weren’t cooperating made it impossible in the end to contain. The only reason it was fixed at all is the game had to reverse time, literally just delete their entire game log a few weeks and time travel weeks into the past to before the plague even began.
Think about that.
The reason no one believed it was a valid model is that it was a video game and thus the consequences weren’t permanent. “No one would act like that in real life.” But look at how we are handling this outbreak. Is it not eerily similar?
And we can’t time travel.
Hey not to expose myself as a dumb reddit user but is anyone else having trouble with the app. Nothing will load no matter how good my WiFi or data is and its been like this for like a week
did you hear that the lion king 2 is coming? there's an article on polygon about it.
At first I was like eh bc the first was such a disappointment but
‘A source tells Polygon that Disney sees the movie as more of a “follow-up” than a sequel, since it will explore the origin story of Mufasa. The film is expected to feature new songs sung by animated lions that look like real lions.’
Mufasas origin…. Don’t fuck it up
there’s a thread on dappervolk where the user villager #41508 draws art for turniplings in an effort to save them from being used as alchemy fodder. i sent in a turnipling for one with the art on the left.
i was super hyped to see what would become of my turnip and it ended up being myles from spiderman and i was able to pick him up too. really really cool! love these boys
‘Pidge, who was hand-reared at Rainbow Springs – a wildlife and nature park in Rotorua, on New Zealand’s North Island – disappeared in 1996 and was not seen again before his return in August. That would make the bird, identified by a numbered band on his leg, 29 years old; most references list kererū lifespans as between 15 and 25 years.’
Welcome Home Pidge 🥺 😭 💖
made a spider pal
some ppl ask me why i bother to stick around in dv general and that last post is exactly why
dv general off the shits
A hole (usually) passes entirely through a surface, or an object. A pit is (usually) a concavity.
TIL that holes in the ground are actually pits
im a man of few words: i absolutely adore ur icon
thank you its vitani from her lion guard appearance
blocked for having an incredible ass
the rescued macaw’s name is crackers 🥺
funniest shit in the world is people getting pissed off when you go off topic for 5 messages in a server