Alternatives: The Discussion

Hello. This is @PeachyKeen, the hopeless idealist, reporter and overall mediocre guy.

Preamble, hidden for those bored by lots of words.

This is a discussion. About what, you say? Alternatives.

Empires and Puzzles is not a great game, by any means, let’s not fool ourselves. However, it is a good game when the right people get together and enjoy each other’s company.

To prove to ourselves that we can have a civilized discussion, we can mention the choice and then discuss an alternative. Notice anywhere in here that I state you will agree to anything anyone says? No. In fact I want you to disagree. As humans, we’re all really good at that: in megatons, no less.
But how will we disagree in THIS thread? By just not saying anything. Oh, I’m sure a few could break the rules and that will suck. Would be nice if they just did not.

Mention a choice, then discuss an alternative.
I’ll give us a head start with several examples, but choose new ones if you like.

Choice 1: Personal Attacks
Alternative: Remove the person from the problem. Discuss the facts not the people. You really aren’t a better quality person than the person on the other side of the argument, stop kidding yourself, you’re just not.

Choice 2: Bench Telluria, Vela, Gobbler, Brian, Atomos or any of the altered heroes in protest of St. Petri’s day.
Alternative: Assess your challenge, be it raids, war, titans, tournament, build the best team from what you have. You aren’t proving anything to anyone, least of all SG.

Choice 3: Post a long rant about quitting the game.
Alternative: Find a new game that is more fun and let your interest grow in that. If it is more fun than E/P, quit quietly.

Choice 4: See the hero balancing the the narrow lens of a single hero.
Alternative: Consider the difficult challenge that the developers have to both create new and exciting heroes but also keep the game balanced. Understand that it is a hard thing to both keep that balance and to foresee all of the synergies that could make the game (at the very least) monotonous.

Choice 5: Create a thread about Telluria
Alternative: Take a walk around the block,enjoy the fresh air, take your nose out of your device and avoid thinking about the topic for the rest of your life.

Choice 6: Write a painfully self-aware, satirical topic about alternatives
Alternative: Do pretty much anything else with your life. Learn a new skill. Work at your actual job. Anything.

Choice 7: Expect compensation for every little thing SG does that ruffles your feathers.
Alternative: Combine the previous concept of a long walk, but involve a short pier somewhere in the process.

Any to add?

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Stop personally attacking me!

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So, to remove the person from the problem, it would appear that you have some unresolved issues related to an undigested bit of beef or maybe even cheese that may have been a few moments past expiration date.
It’s okay we are all about solutions here. Take solace in the understanding that this, too, shall pass.

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Choice 5 Alternative: @PeachyKeen is suggesting rampant quarantine breaching runs in the wild
Alternative’s Alternative: Make sure you take proper social distancing and safety measures before excursions into public to try maintain public safety.

Did I do it right?

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Solid advice. perhaps I should have been more explicit.

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Choice 8: Post jokes and off-topic memes to try to derail the toxic debates.
Alternative: Realize that only a select few posters find you amusing, and that your lame jokes are probably only making the situation worse. Log off and find a more productive use of your time, like knitting sweaters for homeless cats.

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Ahhh that’s not true :pensive:

You’re not a reporter :fire::fire::fire:

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I regard you with the same affection as Geralt (The Witcher), regards Jasker (Dandelion).

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Wonderful thread.

Choice 9: Read every single word of every single reply on every single thread about the VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC that you most know absolutely everything about.

Alternative:

and also:

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Y’know it feels like this works

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Which hero is Brian? :thinking:

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Brian.

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If you have to ask, you can’t afford him…

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If he costs more than a 12-pack of good beer I know I can’t afford him… :rofl:

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I miss Clipit :sob:

He turned things that looked like I was writing a letter into a letter :disappointed:

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I’m really zapped from real world stuff so I can’t think of any good content yet.

But I just want to bump this thread.

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Wait, wait, is Brian that super-secret hero that’s gonna appear in Tavern of Legends??? No wonder he can “memorize” stuff…

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I think that hero is Randy. Brian was introduced as a counter to Doug.

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Doug’s costume is totally OP. Underwear outside your pants? Not even fair.

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oh, totally. we all know that’s where Superman’s powers REALLY come from

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