Massive rant here. TL;DR version: This is a poor game with zero direction and I’m really tired of waiting for it to get good, every step forward is two steps back. 

> super adventure box never coming back probably because “hurrdurr we’re focusing on our ~narrative~” you guys are fucking awful at writing, what are you trying to pull here acting all serious and pretentious about the travesty that is the LS

I’m sure that everyone who has an infinite continue coin (like me) will be thrilled. I’m sure everyone who stockpiled baubles, has been looking forward toward the W3 and W4 skins and just generally enjoyed it will be thrilled. 

You literally have half of it complete, just sitting there, inaccessible, and there’s a chance you’re never going to give us access to it again because “it conflicts with the narrative”. Are you fucking kidding me, anet. What exactly do you think you’re gaining by locking away/witholding content, like the dozens of outfits that are in the game but you’re never going to give us?

Precursor crafting is always “soon”, tengu are almost completely ruled out for any time in the future besides scant inclusion in the living story, first person view and FoV changes are still being poo-pooed even though anet acknowledges the massive demand for them, PvP still only has one measly game mode after two whole years even though anet were originally pushing for “esports”.

And the water weak excuse for all of this was a dual “we want to focus on the LS” and “we already have enough to worry about with balancing PvE, PvP and working on fractals”. Bullshit. Last time you did anything to fractals was almost a year ago now in ‘Fractured’, who do you think you’re fooling? And the tiny handful of balance tweaks you throw out every now and then are not so intensive that you can use it as an excuse not to deliver on dozens of other promises. I mean, geeze, “phew Phil, I’m exhausted! Those tooltip changes really took it out of me, I think I’ll call it a month!” The goddamn manifesto is glorified toilet paper at this point.

Yeah yeah, I know what you shitlords are going to say, “bawww Dinny it’s a free game stop being so ~entitled~”. You can fuck right off into the stratosphere. There’s a difference between being entitled and expressing disappointment at the complete loss of direction: this is still a game I paid for and sunk money and time into, I’m allowed to have an expectation that it will try to be something more than a gambling simulator. I remember when it was still aspirational and trying to be fun and challenging. Just about any MMO on the market at present is doing a better job, it’s a shame that I don’t care about the settings of any of them.

Yeah, so, anyway. Sticking with this game has been like staying in an abusive relationship since about the time of ‘Fractured’ and I’m just out of patience and glad that toward the end I was completely reluctant to use gems. I’m abandoning it (see: uninstalling) and I’m abandoning this blog too because what’s the point.

Call me if:

1) things actually get much better, piecemeal
2) SAB comes back
3) they bring back Gorr.

Drawing to act as a cherry on top coming in next and final post.

From Vanli: [The letter is stained in various places with whatever the author was drinking at the time, causing a few of the letters to smear into illegibility. Luckily, the bulk of its content can still be read even through the shaky handwriting, the product of either someone far too into their drink, or a malfunctioning servitor golem.]

Dinny you long eared Skritt, how are you? I heard you’re still running with those rockbrained Peacemakers, so I am sure you are very busy protecting the more incompetent members from themselves.

When are you going to take a leave and come spend some time in the Shiverpeaks? Going for a walk in the snow after a mug or four of ale is an incredible feeling and I’m sure some of the chefs here could teach you some interesting things. Or do you still whine like a progeny building their first charging amplifier when the temperature drops below sweltering? Well, if you ever decide you need a change of pace, I promise you a nice warm seat next to the fireplace.

Love,
Vanli

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Dearest Vanli,

Extraordinarily busy. Keeping my subordinates from giving in to their temptations to cook their lunches in the thermal fluxing cells intended for other purposes (a woefully bad idea: no, subordinates, shortening cooking time to a fraction of a second at the risk of setting your ears on fire doesn’t increase your time for productivity) whilst ensuring my superiors are happy about my level of boot-licking and appearing to do work is a delicate balancing act.

If I took a leave at any point in the near future I assure you it would be to somewhere actually hospitable and not into the gelid crevice of Jormag’s ballsack. Say what you want about my dissent, but we came from colonies deep underground proximate to magmatic chambers, we were never built to flounce about chin-deep in snow. Your willingness to spit in the face of your own biology and pretend that frostbite isn’t setting in is your own issue, don’t offload it onto me. You are not a norn.

Having said that, I do have some some custom, heavy robes for the unfortunate day I have to venture out there again. It cost a mint but I’m sure I’ll thank myself for it. I’m anticipating some trips to Priory outposts and if I do I’ll try to meet you on the road. For such a smart man, the Steward isn’t altogether understanding of the fact that my job interferes with keeping Dustin on a short leash. Actually, I’ve never managed to do that successfully in the first place, I’m sure he’s given up on me in that respect, but he insists on still being huffy about it, choleric as he is.

I will write you again soon. “Soon” in the loosest sense of the word here, as usual, I don’t know when you’re likely to receive this.

Kind regards,
Dinny

tyriaquest:

Tyriaquest Fashion design set 1
Featured Models: memoirsofratasum, Dinnysura and somethingaboutasura

yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

tyriaquest:

Tyriaquest Fashion design set 1

Featured Models: memoirsofratasum, Dinnysura and somethingaboutasura

yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

heroofshaemoor:

tyriaquest:

Im probably going to regret posting this.

Reblogging for Dinny.

heroofshaemoor:

tyriaquest:

Im probably going to regret posting this.

Reblogging for Dinny.

[Demitorah] Ah! Dinny! Um, do you cook? I've noticed you wearing a chef's hat once upon a time ago! If so! Do you have any amazing recipes to share?

demasura:

dinnysura:

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With reflexes faster than you thought possible, she produces a small bundle of parchment and starts scribbling away at it. It’s a list of ingredients and approximations of their amounts, but the instructions are scant.

"That’s easy, ooze buns with compote. There are three parts to this recipe: the bun, the compote and the outer pastry. All of them will take a bit of preparation."

She pauses a moment, looking up.

"Make the compote or jam first, whatever flavor you’d like. I suggest strawberry, but peach, plum and even omnomberry are possible alternatives. I won’t get into the details of that part, anyone can teach you how to make a jam."

She writes ‘Jam: Figure it out’.

"For the sponge, you’ll need to combine four handfuls of flour, a spoon of yeast, a cup of sugar, a pinch of salt, a spoon of powdered milk, a cup of water and a nice big wad of butter into a nice batter. Add vanilla pods to taste if you want. It should be thick like bread dough, so there’s no need to pour it into a mold, just knead it and throw it in a wood oven for a while."

On inspection, she’s scrawling down an extremely ineffective map to somewhere. The map is labelled “Metrica” and the destination point is “PR&T Esoterics”.

"For the pastry exterior, you’re going to have to obtain some ooze from my good friends at PR&T Esoterics. You will want the blue or translucent variety, red oozes are extremely spicy and green are too tangy. You want it as fresh as possible, buy it on the day you’re making the cake. Go back to your lab and throw a wad of butter, half a cup of sugar, two eggs, a cup of flour and a pinch of baking powder into your ooze and beat the crap out of it. Once the sponges have cooled, either cut them in half and put the jam in or inject the jam inside. Then, coat the exterior of the buns liberally with the ooze pastry preparation. Put it over an open flame and slowly turn it, you’ll see the ooze start to crystallize. You can eat it after that once its cooled."

She tears off the piece of parchment and hands it to Demitorah.

"You got all that?"

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"Ooh~! Thank you Dinny!"

Dem brushes the tip of his thumb along the parchment before folding it up carefully to slip into his side satchel. He gave her a goofy grin as he corrected the level of his lenses upon the bridge of his nose.

"I’ll let you know how these work out!"

He said with enthusiasm before carefully bowing before her politely.

Fetish rating. Anal, Feet, Body hair, Abe Lincoln. (Ok maybe not that last one I got carried away)

Anal

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Body Hair + Feet

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Abe Lincoln

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'Small dom, big sub', body worship, sexual exhaustion and mind control ( All these IC and OOC, but OOC can be contained for you RP preferences only )

Small dom, big sub

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Body Worship

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Sexual Exhaustion

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Mind Control

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Heeeeeey you seem like a cool asura sometime we should hang out

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"Aye, sure. I’d love to, when I’m off duty."

[[I’m fairly certain I’ve seen you roleplaying quite a few times before, although that was a long time ago now. I recognize your name, I actually thought you left for a while so it’s good to see you’re still around. Add me if you want, you seem like a bro.]]

[Demitorah] Ah! Dinny! Um, do you cook? I've noticed you wearing a chef's hat once upon a time ago! If so! Do you have any amazing recipes to share?

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With reflexes faster than you thought possible, she produces a small bundle of parchment and starts scribbling away at it. It’s a list of ingredients and approximations of their amounts, but the instructions are scant.

"That’s easy, ooze buns with compote. There are three parts to this recipe: the bun, the compote and the outer pastry. All of them will take a bit of preparation."

She pauses a moment, looking up.

"Make the compote or jam first, whatever flavor you’d like. I suggest strawberry, but peach, plum and even omnomberry are possible alternatives. I won’t get into the details of that part, anyone can teach you how to make a jam."

She writes ‘Jam: Figure it out’.

"For the sponge, you’ll need to combine four handfuls of flour, a spoon of yeast, a cup of sugar, a pinch of salt, a spoon of powdered milk, a cup of water and a nice big wad of butter into a nice batter. Add vanilla pods to taste if you want. It should be thick like bread dough, so there’s no need to pour it into a mold, just knead it and throw it in a wood oven for a while."

On inspection, she’s scrawling down an extremely ineffective map to somewhere. The map is labelled “Metrica” and the destination point is “PR&T Esoterics”.

"For the pastry exterior, you’re going to have to obtain some ooze from my good friends at PR&T Esoterics. You will want the blue or translucent variety, red oozes are extremely spicy and green are too tangy. You want it as fresh as possible, buy it on the day you’re making the cake. Go back to your lab and throw a wad of butter, half a cup of sugar, two eggs, a cup of flour and a pinch of baking powder into your ooze and beat the crap out of it. Once the sponges have cooled, either cut them in half and put the jam in or inject the jam inside. Then, coat the exterior of the buns liberally with the ooze pastry preparation. Put it over an open flame and slowly turn it, you’ll see the ooze start to crystallize. You can eat it after that once its cooled."

She tears off the piece of parchment and hands it to Demitorah.

"You got all that?"

frusenfell:

Commission for vanlivanlivanli of dinnysura !

frusenfell:

Commission for vanlivanlivanli of dinnysura !

☱ [your choice and optional]

ratasum-renegade:

A short journal entry, written in deep red ink on the rumpled notebook page stands out against the other miscellaneous scribbles along the paper’s margin. A crude doodle of a Peacemaker officer dragging a pair of drunken Asura behind her appears above the page or so of text.

• • •

Things got out of hand very quickly last night during the unauthorized underground dance party in the Apprentice Carrels - but it’s a night that’ll go down as particularly memorable, for sure. I’m sure the bigwig bureaucrats nestled up there in the Arcane Council aren’t very happy with all of us ‘bringing down the house’, so to speak, but it was totally worth it.

Nakkt and Flekk were taken into custody and cited with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Maybe inciting a riot or mass-assembling in a public space without the proper permits. The usual, you know? However, the officer who brought the two of them down to the holding cells to sober up at the Peacemaker headquarters really stood out. I wonder what her name is?

She had to be impressively strong and agile, to be able to pin down slippery ol’ Nakkt and subdue a rampaging, drunken Flekk. Personally, I wouldn’t even dare try doing either of those things unless I had at least two golems and an entire krewe to assist. Of course, I’ll stand up for my fellow krewe members, but boy, I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of their intoxicated rowdiness.

…But, most notable were those ears. They were remarkably large and floppy! Honestly, I wanted to go up and touch her ears - I’ve never seen a pair of ears quite so magnificently large, but from what I gather while watching her deal with Nakkt and Flekk, she probably would’ve had none of my petty nosiness. Maybe I’ll go down there to the Peacemaker headquarters sometime and ask to speak with her. She couldn’t be any more mean-spirited than that sharp-tongued warden Zikki, right?

Hi don’t mind me just dumping a bunch of mostly uninteresting screenshots from the next (currently inaccessible) area of Dry Top. Featuring: Sand, pillars, more sanctum wreckage, sand, a few camps, an inquest base of some kind, sand and weird green glowing vine cave.
dothunter:

Woooo more sand to explore!

dothunter:

Woooo more sand to explore!