the people's uprising

Since we got “news” on DA4, I’d thought I’d post a wishlist similar to my MEA one on things I’d like to see. I know DA4 is years off yet but still I like lists. In no order my wishlist: 

  • Get rid of the open world, some of the best stuff in DAI and MEA was the liner places such as the Trespasser DLC. 
  • No more Shards, no more “tasks” drop it they didn’t add anything interesting. 
  • If I have to chase someone around a map again (MEA: the little things that matter) that made me hate the characters involved. Not good. 
  • Return to a DAI character creator, the hair options were good in MEA so we can improve on it. More “fancy” hair-do’s like braids and shit and some exclusive hair for certain races. 
  • Return to the Origin Stories in DAO, getting to choose the wardens background and play a part in that before starting was great. Hawke I understood but the Inquisitor should have had origin stories, they help with lore. Speaking of which, If this is set in Tevinter like it was hinted in the Tresspasser DLC, backgrounds could include: 
    Slave background, it sounds horrible but this is something that happens in Tevinter and hinted uprising and people wanting to stop slavery is going to be important in Tevinter. This background can be applied to all races.
    Noble Dwarf: Dwarves are highly regarded in Tevinter so if we must have noble options I want the dwarf to have one.
    No noble Humans, personally I’m tired of this give us a more interesting background. 
    City Elf, I’m tired of being a Dalish so much was dedicated to the Dalish in DAI give us the ability to be a City elf again. It also makes little sense for the Dalish to be in Tevinter, since you know the whole slavery thing. 
    Qunari or Tal-Vashoth origin: This is different then the Inquisitor who was a Vashoth, this will give our character a reason for being in Tevinter, escaping one terrible place only to end up in another. 

  • Keep the dragon fights, but I want to fight more big creatures such as: Sylvans, Varterral, Rock Wraiths, Golem, some darkspawn, Drakes etc. 
  • Return some of the horror element, If the darkspawn return have them return as horrible truly horrible monsters like in DAO, brood mothers! Also demons make them monstrous again and desire demons must return with male option! 
  • Expand upon Dwarven, Qunari, Darkspawn, Old God and Blight lore, give us more information on the wardens and Anderfels. 
  • Crafting was good in DAI, but I want the tinting option at the start and have more texture/colour options as well as more materials and designs. Give Qunari and Dwarves more unique armours they were seriously lacking in DAI. 
  • More Unquie Weapon and Armour designs. 

  • Love Interests. A dwarven love interest is a must now Gaider has stepped down, A Qunari option also MEA had good ideas, casual sex and relationships could be an option. 
  • The Black Emporium as an option at the start of the game, instead of having it patched in. 
  • I’d like to see the Inquisitor return, but instead of like Hawke more of a GTA5 style with multiple protagonists even if its only for a couple of missions (or one) and end the Inquisitors story there. 
  • Put an end to the Hero of Ferelden’s story. Having them constantly dragged into the story in the background is annoying, have they found a cure for the blight? If so why is the warden getting such an amazing quest while we are stuck with mundane ones? 
  • Scaled Ones, I don’t know what they are if they are still around but they sound interesting and may provide information on Reavers and blood magic. 

  • Comabt, return to the DAO/DA2 style where you can pick two specializations and return in depth tactics, Classes I suggest are: 
    Warriors: Reavers (because Tevinter), Tevinter Templar, Spirit Warrior, Champion, something new. 
    Rogue: Assassin, Bard, Tempest, Ranger, Duellist, 
    Mage: Necromancer (because Tevinter), Blood Mage (because Tevinter), Knight-Enchanter, Shapeshifter, 

  • Returning Characters: Dorian, Solas, Inquisitors Love Interest, Shale, Zevran, Awakenings Characters, Architect, Sten/Arishok, Carver, Bethany, Sebastian, 
  • New Characters: Maevaris Tilani. 

  • Things I DON’T WANT: A Mabari, it makes no sense for DA4′s companion the Mabari up and left the Tevinter people because they didn’t like them. If we must get an animal Companion I want something new. I’d love a dragon but that won’t happen. 

True story I am so exhausted by all the “Jack is shy and anxious and can’t talk to people” interpretations of that Uprising comic. Like, dude spends the whole thing asking people for their opinions on the situation. He’s going out of his way to talk to people he would have every excuse to avoid interacting with if he didn’t want to deal with the stress. He’s tired and frustrated and trying to stall for time to make a big decision with a lot of of potential negative repercussions, but there’s nothing his does that, to me, reads as “antisocial and bad with people” without a hefty dose of projection.

He can be a reasonably charismatic and sociable dude who listens more than he talks! And thinks before he speaks! That’s a thing!

It’s like, the one piece of information they’ve handed us about young Jack Morrison is “he was a good people person” so it always rubs me the wrong way when people want to interpret him as a mediocre soldier, tactician, and Commander with no interpersonal skills or charisma.

I woke up with these news, I just wanna say THANK YOU to WIT studios for giving me another reason to be ALIVE.

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I’M SO FUCKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW.

LEVI’S POSE THO.

LIKE YES KING, SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY.

STOP CRYING ABOUT JOHN BOYEGA’S DANCING THING.

I don’t care about what another person or persons do.

It’s obviously consensual or that girl wouldn’t be doing that type of dance with him.

John Boyega and some girl grinding away in a Caribbean festival dance doesn’t mean shit.


It doesn’t matter to me if you’re a feminist or white or black or a celebrity or just an average person; He’s not degrading anyone, nobody did anything wrong.

I don’t care if it was Oscar Isaac or Mark Hamill or Daisy Ridley dancing in his place, it is a consensual mutual,albeit rather sexual, type dance between two adults. Nothing Wrong.


NOBODY DID ANYTHING WRONG IN THAT VIDEO.

STOP BEING OFFENDED FOR SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING!


It’s not a dance I would be personally comfortable enough to do, but that doesn’t mean it offends me and shouldn’t offend anyone else.

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It's Time To Acknowledge Shi'ite Genocide
Two days ago, buses carrying residents from the Syrian towns of Foua and Kfraya were attacked by a suicide bomber. They were part of an exchange that all...

“Shi’ite Muslims in Syria aren’t the only ones ignored. In fact, nobody is more ignored than the people of Yemen. The uprising of Houthis, a Shi’ite led movement, is opposed by Saudi Arabia who has been dropping missiles on them for almost as long as Syria has been at war. Millions are suffering from poverty, more than 10,000 people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have reached famine conditions. There is a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, but they don’t get the same attention from the media, lawmakers, or Trump because they are being attacked by Saudi Arabia, a US ally. Political fear strikes again.

The same can be said for the situation in Nigeria, where Shi’ites make up a very small of minority of the nation’s Muslims. Last year, hundreds of Shi’ites in the town of Zaria were burnt alive by soldiers and then dumped into mass graves. The leader of the Shi’ite Islamic movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-ZakZaky, was brutally tortured and kidnapped last year by the Nigerian government, his fate unknown.

In Bahrain, the government continues to divide the Sunni and Shi’ite people by taking away the basic civil rights of its Shi’ite. Despite the fact that they make up more than 70% of Muslims in the country, Shi’ites have little political power in Bahrain. Recently, the government executed three Shi’ite men despite not having any evidence to back up the charges against them. Mass street protests followed in the nation. The country followed in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia, who was met with global condemnation when it executed a top Shi’ite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, along with 47 others.

To condemn such action by these nations is not political suicide, but basic humanitarian effort. Even if one wanted to understand the dynamics of ISIS in the Middle East, they would need to understand who ISIS’s main targets are. Since the early days of Al-Qaeda in Pakistan, the main targets of Islamic terrorists have been Shi’ite Muslims. While Al-Qaeda was targeting Shi’ites there, Saddam Hussein was killing Shi’ites in masses. Today, both the Shi’ites of Pakistan and Iraq are targeted by ISIS at mosques and schools at least one month. Ignoring this leaves out significant pieces that help us all understand the motives of Islamic terrorists.”

NET NEUTRALITY

Here’s what I don;t understand- 

why the hell would these companies WANT to end net neutrality? First off, not enough people can afford much. These are the same people who bitch and rave that millennials are not paying for anything and we can’t afford it. Why the HELL would big businesses want to MAKE THEIR ADVERTISING MARKET EVEN SMALLER? 

IF WE CAN’T AFFORD ANYTHING NOW, ADDING A SUBSCRIPTION PRICE TO IT ISN’T GOING TO MAKE US WILLING OR ABLE TO BUY IT.

If each person has to pay extra money to have access to different websites you bet your ass people who can’t afford it will only buy the smallest amount they can afford. They already do this with cable.

We are not being paid enough in wages to afford packages like this. If a single person has to pay a separate fee for getting email AND getting search engines AND still has to pay for social media on top of that AND a separate fee for news websites, it’s going to be VERY BAD FOR THEIR BUSINESSESES. 

They’re thinking so black and white” “We’ll prevent people from uprising and staying connected! We’ll get LOTS OF MONEY! It’s great for politics where people want to control you because now you can’t stay connected!” 

But they’ll literally LOSE money. 

Hired for a job? Too bad, you can’t stay connected because you can’t afford to pay for the email service SORRY. Your boss now has to pay for their own internet access and if it;s a big company sure the company gets a different business rate but they still have to PAY where they NEVER had to pay before. 

When you’re not being paid enough already, adding NEW fees on top isn’t going to help them. You won’t buy these packages so these companies can no longer advertise to you OOPS! LOSS OF BUSINESS! 

Because this means companies are going to have to ALSO pay for these packages…. A company has to stay connected to run meetings and keep up social media advertising and keep up to date on how the market is, but the market is going to look VERY confusing when only a small percentage of people are able to actually pay for shit. 

Oh I’m so sorry did you need to use the internet to compare prices? 

You’re paying for that where you had UNLIMITED FREE ACCESS before. So now, NOT ONLY do these businesses have to pay for internet access, but they also have to pay SPECIFIC COMPANIES to ADVERTISE.

How do you think they’re going to do it? Businesses I mean? They’ll have to PARTNER with providers where before they could just have to pay for the use of the URL. NOW they have to pay for the URL AND pay the hosting sites to provide their website in a package AND pay to have it advertised. 

Do these companies NOT realize how much more they are actually going to have to pay? Like it’s not tea and sunshine THEY are going to be affected too if net neutrality is butchered.  

Why the hell do they want this? they are literally going to lose money by paying more AND by losing the ability to advertise to so many people. At that point it’ll work like any other market: 

  • Companies will pay to have their websites added and made accessible, but they will probably be slotted on the “marketing and shopping” list of options which not everyone will be able to purchase in a single package or at all.

  • People with money will pay for the packages they want and very likely only ones they care about, much like how people pay for channels. You’ll get some useless stuff you’ll never go to and ignore in favour of accessing what you want. A company will have to pay MORE than everyone else if they want their business advertised on the better social media. 

  • Companies will have to pay MORE and MORE and MORE to make sure people see their products.

  • The poorer people won’t afford it and won’t be connected and won’t see the advertising and won’t pay for shit. 

  • So businesses will only advertise to a TINY market and lose SHITLOADS of business by losing their free market advertising AND losing the majority of their customers simply because those customers won’t have access to their stuff AND LOSING LOTS AND LOTS AND LLOTS OF MONEY, THUS TANKING FINANCIALLY BECAUSE THE MARKET IS SKEWED TO WHOEVER PAYS THE HIGHEST. 
  • In the end only comcast and the people who control the access actually win.

TLDR: NET NEUTRALITY IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE AND YOU NEED TO TELL POLITICIANS THAT WITHOUT IT BUSINESSES WILL LOSE MONEY AND THEIR FREE ADVERTISING BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO PAY FOR INTERNET PACKAGES WHICH MEANS THEY LOSE BUSINESS AND ONLY RETAIN A TINY PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULOUS TO ACTUALLY ADVERTISE AND MARKET TO. ALSO THOSE SAME BUSINESSES WILL HAVE TO PAY NOW FOR THEIR WEBSITES TO BE HOSTED BY THE PACKAGES WHERE THEY NEVER HAD TO PAY BEFORE WHICH WILL LEAD TO MORE AND MORE AND MORE SPENDING ON THEIR PART TO MAKE SURE THEIR WEBSITES ARE ACCESSIBLE AND THEIR ADVERTISEMENTS SEEN.


MONEY IS THE KEY TO GETTING PEOPLE TO NOT DO SOMETHING. IF THEY KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE PROFIT THEY WON’T LET IT HAPPEN. TELL YOUR POLITICIANS THIS. TELL YOUR BIG BUSINESSES THIS, MAKE THIS KNOWN.