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Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« on: April 06, 2011, 03:41:06 PM »
*BRRRRRR BEEEEP HISSSSSSSSSS ZZZAPPPP* - Umm, h-hello?  Is this thing on?
Uhh hi, my name is TSO and I am your friendly neighborhood overlord.  I am the head administrator of Maidens of the Kaleidoscope as well as its sole defender against the terrors of the digital void.  After Katchura excused himself of the site almost 6 years ago, I took admin duties and stewardship of the community over along with Seventh Holy Scripture and Leviathean.  I became the technician and server administrator (well really, the only person with any sort of extensive administration experience and the masochistic tendencies to do it).  We've had several servers and hosts over the years and for the most part I've been the designer and maintainer of all the backbone infrastructure that makes MotK tick.  I am also the site's web designer, albeit a horribly unsuccessful one as I've yet to finish any of the myriad of web projects I've threatened over the years (frontpage anyone?). 

My role prior to that was operator (@) in #shrinemaiden and general channel annoyance.  I tagged along with 7hs and a few other people from another community (MegaTokyo) and since then this has been my home on the Interwebs.  When Keine was born I was given joint ownership by 7hs and helped myself to channel ops, at first mostly as a joke, but later I began taking on a leadership role in the channel.  My first and probably biggest contribution to the community at the time was the construction and administration of Yurika, MotK's first server.  She was originally intended to be a game server and file dump for the channel but later evolved into Keine's home and then PPIrC's first IRC server.  She has long been retired and now rests as my file server at home, filled to brim with 6TB of the most vile of porn you can imagine my data.  For the most part I've kept my hands off the forums except in a technical capacity.  My realm was IRC and my network, PPIrC.net, my pride and joy.  7hs paid for the forum server, I paid for the IRC servers and managed the technical aspects of both while he handled the moderation and politics.

But after a major break-in involving the IRC server and a growing discontentment amongst the community (as well as SMF 2.0 finally reaching RC status), we completely revamped our server structure and reset the community and forums (Herefore known as SECOND IMPACT).  From scratch Triela, then primary server for the IRC network, was redesigned to host the forums.  Suzuran, resident magical girl and somehow the only person in the world nerdier than I, took over hosting and technical management of the IRC server (the attack came from web stuff I had on Triela).  I also decided to take a more active role in the forums, feeling personally responsible for their decay.

And now, 2 years later, here we are. ^^;;
« Last Edit: April 06, 2011, 05:55:54 PM by ♪ TheStupidOne ♫ »


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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 03:45:20 PM »
What's the source for that cute pic in the OP there?  :3

MotK has a good number of different positions of administration. Acolytes, Janitors, Admins, Global Mods etc.
Some people might say that's more than is really needed. What do you think about all the positions?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 03:45:53 PM »
What got you interested in science, specifically the nuclear side of it?  Was it related to your interest in computers?
What would it take to get you to leave your current state?
Do you like Skyline chili?

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 03:46:33 PM »
What do you think was the worst thing (besides the April Fools incident) that happened on MotK? How was it resolved?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 03:58:54 PM »
:ohdear:

How would you define you and Seventh as a team?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 03:59:53 PM »
What is the favourite type of car you would want to own?

How come you don't like Satori?

And now a real mean tricky question: In terms of self confidence, moral and mental achievements online, do you think you are doing a good job as an admin of Motk and how did you thought about this before?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 04:12:49 PM »
...Who is/was Leviathean? :V

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 04:20:26 PM »
What motivated you into takin admin's duties ?

You seem to be online often,How many hour do you spend on MotK (being here or fixing stuff) ?

Any other Programmer helps you fixing stuff on MotK ?

why do I see so many Kosaga avatar lately why did you switched avatar ?

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 04:21:43 PM »
Am I going to be punished for thinking that you are a boy?   :ohdear:

You said members can join the YOU WA BAN groups freely, right? Why can't I do it now?


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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 04:23:43 PM »
What's the source for that cute pic in the OP there?  :3
http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/881776/antennae-black_legwear-denpa-headphones-pantyhose
OP updated with source.

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MotK has a good number of different positions of administration. Acolytes, Janitors, Admins, Global Mods etc.
Some people might say that's more than is really needed. What do you think about all the positions?
Really there's only two major groups, staff, and the users.  The various tags within the staff are mostly for separation of powers.  Being a security minded person you really should only give as much access as someone needs to do their job, no more no less.  After several experiences with rogue staff and users abusing powers, I've made sure that powers are limited to only those who need it.  That and being a Navy brat means I have a natural love for ranks and divisions :V

It's not that I don't trust you guys or think your opinions don't matter, it's just strictly for security reasons.  If you're a staff member, I weigh your opinion with equal weight, regardless if you have an admin tag or an acolyte tag.  I don't get the last say even though I hold all the keys to the kingdom.

The janitor rank was created to allow users take responsibility for the maintenance of their community.  The community doesn't just exist for the benefit of the staff, everyone owns a piece of it no matter if you're a newbie or a moderator.  And I feel that when people are given ownership and the ability to make a difference, they take more pride in their community and it builds a better place for all of us.  While not staff (and not afforded all the privileges and access along with that), they are also given their own special forum to directly raise issues in confidence.  I value their insight as much as I value staff's, more eyes never hurts.


What got you interested in science, specifically the nuclear side of it?
My love with science has been a lifelong affair.  Ever since I was little I was fascinated with the world around me.  I was reading from encyclopedias about weather when I was in kindergarten and I was staring at the stars since as long as I can remember.  I've wanted to be a meteorologist, an astronomer, a biochemist, an electrical engineer working at Intel, all sorts of different science/research jobs.  I'm a tinkerer, I am not satisfied with it works just because, I need to know WHY and HOW something works.  The universe is a fascinating place and the more I know about it the more I fall in love with it.

As for why I've settled on nuclear engineering, I've always had a soft spot for nuclear physics.  I know I have gifts and talents, and I feel it's my duty to use everything I have to benefit society at large.  Electricity is probably the single biggest discovery in human history, and is directly responsible for the massive leaps and bounds we've made in scientific development and quality of life.

The biggest crisis facing our generation is going to be power.  Fossil fuels are going away, and even if they weren't they're extremely harmful to the environment.  And so much suffering in this world is simply a problem of power.  Hunger, thirst, disease, all of that can be solved if everyone had regular access to electricity and the technologies it brings along with it.  And I feel nuclear power is currently the best solution we have to propel ourselves to the next stage in human history.

I'm still not 100% settled on it though, I'm also extremely fascinated in biochemistry and astrophysics but the big thing that's pushing me towards nuclear is the lack of talent and the unjust demonizing it has been getting.  The recent antinuclear trend especially has me determined to prove people wrong about it.

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Was it related to your interest in computers?
I built my first computer when I was 5, and I was banging on a keyboard in my highchair before I could talk.  My love affair was sparked by my dad mostly.  He was an electronics tech in the Navy, and I of course grew up in that world.  To me though computers have always been a hobby.  Doing programming or computer work as a job sucks the fun out of it for me, plus I feel it's a waste of my talents to be writing scripts instead of mixing chemicals and discovering cures.  That's why you couldn't pay me to do this gig (although money would be appreciated :ohdear:)

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What would it take to get you to leave your current state?
I have to move in 2 months and I have no intention to stick around here.  Part of me does want to stay here because it is where my extended family is and I did want to graduate from Ohio State but I think the minuses far outweigh the positives.  Where I want to go I have no clue though.  I like the conveniences urban life brings but at the same time I want to be somewhere where I can see nature and stare at the stars at night.  My dream home would have to be a wooded area in the pacific northwest, with a giant oak tree in my front yard on a hill so I can sit in shade and read in the summer.

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Do you like Skyline chili?
Love it.  3-way is the best, as well as their cheese coneys.


What do you think was the worst thing (besides the April Fools incident) that happened on MotK? How was it resolved?
The move from Pyoko to PPIrC was probably the worst this community has faced and I still don't think we've fully healed.  A lot of people I loved and respected got caught up and some very ugly things came out of it.  It was never really truly resolved, we kind of just decided to go our separate ways and try to move on.  It definitely shaped how I treated this community and the position I gained in the process.


:ohdear:

How would you define you and Seventh as a team?
Jay and Silent Bob.  He's definitely Silent Bob.


What is the favourite type of car you would want to own?
Audi A8 :* :* :* :*

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How come you don't like Satori?
How come you like showing your Gungnir to little kids?

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And now a real mean tricky question: In terms of self confidence, moral and mental achievements online, do you think you are doing a good job as an admin of Motk and how did you thought about this before?
To be honest, I'm extremely pessimistic when it comes to viewing myself.  While I don't think I'm the worst person ever, I definitely think there's a lot of things I've screwed up on, and a lot of things I could have done better, and a lot of things I shouldn't have done at all.  And for the longest time, I never really thought I deserved this position.  I was more than willing to donate my time and effort to maintain the inner technical workings of the community, but I never felt I had the right to "lead" the community.  But then I realized that without a leader I did more damage to this community than I supposedly helped by not being one and now I'm trying to make up for that.


...Who is/was Leviathean? :V
Probably the oldest member ever still around in MotK, although he's super busy and hardly talks anymore.  Huge EFZ fan (his avatar was pixel art of Akiko jam for the longest time).
« Last Edit: April 06, 2011, 04:29:41 PM by ♪ TheStupidOne ♫ »


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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 04:24:05 PM »
What learning advice can you give a Starcraft noob before I let you pwn me?
I have a preference for Protoss, what would be the matchup environment if we play?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 04:33:10 PM »
How come you like showing your Gungnir to little kids?
orz
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However! I show them the gungnir, so they will pledge their eternal loyalty to the Mistress and SDM! And if you do that, you too will be able to get a gungnir and throw it around!

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2011, 04:33:40 PM »
Wait, TSO plays starcraft? I must play with her!



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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2011, 04:37:30 PM »
What features does the Cirno bot in #shrinemaiden have that Keine doesn't have?

What is your opinion on the US's current political situation?

re: moving -- Have you considered moving a bit farther east? It seems like a lot of people on MotK are from there, and if you couldn't find a place to stay, one of them might be willing to let you crash there for a while.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2011, 04:54:45 PM »

Audi A8 :* :* :* :*

psh more like r8

Favorite Coen Brothers movie?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2011, 04:56:38 PM »
orz
HARD COUNTER

However! I show them the gungnir, so they will pledge their eternal loyalty to the Mistress and SDM! And if you do that, you too will be able to get a gungnir and throw it around!
Lies and slander. All I got was a napkin attached to a pole called a "Gungnir".


What is your favorite video-game genre? What do you want to do in your life? What do you personally think is the best way to die? Will I ever get a chance to kick pesco with my cleats? :derp:

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2011, 05:05:52 PM »
y u so lok threds befor answers r givin

What is the criteria for picking Janitors from the submitted applications?
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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2011, 05:12:39 PM »
Crack staff pairing!  Why?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2011, 05:33:27 PM »
Of the BSDs, which would you prefer to use on sm.org?  FreeBSD?  OpenBSD?  And what are your opinions on them, for use as a server distro.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2011, 05:49:51 PM »
What motivated you into takin admin's duties ?
I love this community and I felt that my technical skills was the best I could do to give back to this place.  Before I took over management, MotK ran on a horribly outdated copy of phpBB and ended up getting spammed and rooted by some stupid weed fanatic.  We were also on a decaying IRC network that died constantly.  I took that opportunity to move the forums over to SMF, a relatively unknown (at the time) but highly lauded forum software. I provided a home for the IRC channel on the IRC network I had constructed for a Pangya community I was a part of.  And the rest is history.

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You seem to be online often,How many hour do you spend on MotK (being here or fixing stuff) ?
Vast majority of my day.  I'm on here while I'm at work and usually a couple of hours when I get home.  Weekends I generally take a break from all things electronic (aka I sleep all day).

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Any other Programmer helps you fixing stuff on MotK ?
Nope :(  I mean |7hs| can code but it's essentially me running the show as far as infrastructure goes.  Matsuri begs me to train him all the time but really I'm not sure how I can teach this stuff, it kind of just comes naturally to me.

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why do I see so many Kosaga avatar lately why did you switched avatar ?
I let people change my avatar all the time.  I can't remember the last avatar I actually chose for myself.  There's also a tradition that on someone's birthday they get powers to be able to change people's avatars and they make a big deal and usually go with a theme.  Vic's birthday was recently and he gave everyone Kogasa avatars.


Am I going to be punished for thinking that you are a boy?   :ohdear:
Don't do it again D:<

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You said members can join the YOU WA BAN groups freely, right? Why can't I do it now?
I revoked access to all the silly groups for the time being.  They were getting annoying plus people were confusing them with actual banned people.


What learning advice can you give a Starcraft noob before I let you pwn me?
I have a preference for Protoss, what would be the matchup environment if we play?
It's all about spending what you earn.  Train yourself to never go above 300 minerals.  If you can't spend that 300-400 minerals in the next 30 seconds then you need to start thinking about expanding or building more unit production buildings.  Stockpiled resource is wasted resources, if you're not building 24/7 you're not doing it right.  You want to constantly be making workers.  Even if you've already saturated your main you're going to need them when you expand, and the more you have to transfer immediately the much faster your economy will pick up.

Number one mistake I see a lot of people do is spend too much time babysitting their units.  To be honest the most important resource in Starcraft is your attention, and there's diminishing returns for spending more time babysitting your army rather than your base.  As a newbie you should honestly not pay attention to your units at all, just attack move them wherever you want them to go and focus strictly on production.  This may seem counterintuitive but trust me, a stronger economy means far more than a few extra kills here and there.  NEVER neglect your base for your army.

Number two mistake is the focus on build orders.  While build orders are powerful they don't really teach you that much except for specific timing attacks and stuff.  You should learn expansion windows and tech windows naturally.  If you notice after x number of workers you have enough resources to safely expand, then do so.  If you notice after x time you can safely tech up, do so.  Don't get caught in this mindset you HAVE to do x at y time to win.  Nothing's easier to beat than someone stuck on a script, because the moment you fall outside the script you're going to be completely lost.

I play Zerg so you're going to have your work cut out for you.  Protoss has the strongest units in the game but as a result they're more expensive and can't field as many.  Playing against Zerg you need to be harassing me early and often.  Zerg's biggest strength is also their weakness, all units, from the mighty ultralisk to the humble drone, come from the same structure.  This means I can either make workers or I can make combat units, I can't make both at the same time.  Larva is the Zerg's biggest limiting resource, and given the chance Zerg wants to spend its larva on workers as much as possible.

The best situation for Zerg is to be left alone.  There they can spend all their larva on workers and amass a enormous economic lead before crushing you with superior production and resources.  By harassing Zerg you force them to not only spread out their attention, you force them to burn larva to create combat units.  Harassing at multiple areas at once forces Zerg to spread out its units as well.  Your units are better than equal food cost of Zerg units, its the massive ball and extremely fast reinforcement where Zerg wins.  Divided and singled out, Zerg units will lose every time.

The other strength of Zerg is the ability to make wild tech switches very fast, so you need to keep up on scouting (even moreso than usual).  Once the tech structure is up, Zerg can spawn hordes of units instantly, the only limiter being larva and resources/pop cap.  One moment you could be fighting hydralisks, the next moment you're up to your ears in ultralisks and cracklings.


Wait, TSO plays starcraft? I must play with her!
I mostly play DoW2 now.  I am a competitive person when it comes to games and I want to play at my best, and frankly I don't have the time to get to my peak in SC/SC2 :\

In DoW2 I'm ranked in the top 50 3v3 teams on the ladder and I'm still not satisfied >>;;


What features does the Cirno bot in #shrinemaiden have that Keine doesn't have?
Cirno's really just a simple bot for two features: forecasts from NOAA and the ability to summon Suzuran with an emergency page.  Keine can do everything else Cirno does.

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What is your opinion on the US's current political situation?
It sucks.  While I have some philosophical objections to socialism and tend to lean libertarian, it doesn't really matter because neither major party represents anyone except themselves.  They all claim to be for the people and for certain tenants of socialism or libertarian, but in reality it's just a puppet show to appease the masses.  They are more than willing to sell out to corporate interests and screw over their electorate and go back on every single campaign promise they make.

I still vote, as it's my civic duty to do so and it's the only real power we the people have.  But I will never vote for either of the major parties, I vote Libertarian everytime.  I'm not in love with the Libertarian party either.  I think a lot of their policies are nonsensical and downright irresponsible (isolationism, returning to gold standard), but we need a viable third party if just to show people you don't have to vote for the lesser of two evils.  There's more than 2 answers to life's problems, why do we pretend that politics are so black and white?

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re: moving -- Have you considered moving a bit farther east? It seems like a lot of people on MotK are from there, and if you couldn't find a place to stay, one of them might be willing to let you crash there for a while.
Considered it?  The Mid-Atlantic area is the area I want to be in.  I grew up in Maryland and the Hampton Roads area and I loved it.  Really the only thing stopping me from moving out now is securing work.  If I can get a job then I'm out of here.


psh more like r8
Oh I love the R8 too.  The R8 Spyder is absolutely stunning but the Coupe kind of rubs me the wrong way for some reason.

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Favorite Coen Brothers movie?
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Burn After Reading was great too.  I was too young to remember Fargo or The Big Lebowski all that well.


y u so lok threds befor answers r givin
I waited until noon to make mine but Gappy wasn't around :<  She can still go back and answer questions and put in a final word later.

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What is the criteria for picking Janitors from the submitted applications?
Trust and familiarity with the forum, staff recommendations, where we actually need help and how familiar that user is with that area.  Before the SJ change SJs had staff rights so any sort of vetting a staff would go through applied here as well, although of course it's been loosened now.


Crack staff pairing!  Why?
Anemone x Testing OTP  The ambiguously gay duo of Kilga and Edible comes second.


Of the BSDs, which would you prefer to use on sm.org?  FreeBSD?  OpenBSD?  And what are your opinions on them, for use as a server distro.
Right now I'm evaluating NetBSD for use with SM.org although I also have extensive experience with FreeBSD.  I just like NetBSD more because the attention paid towards portability pays off in stability.  Since all code has to be portable and easy to maintain across a myriad of platforms, you don't get as many platform specific hacks and the code is cleaner overall.  Of course this means there's less support for esoteric hardware and drivers but that's irrelevant on a server platform.

OpenBSD is nice for simple stuff like edge firewalls and single purpose boxes, but I think for a server handling more mainstream loads you'd be better off with Free/NetBSD.  OpenBSD is a damn secure machine by default but it does have a noticable cost on performance.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2011, 06:07:39 PM by ♪ TheStupidOne ♫ »


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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2011, 06:03:13 PM »
What is your favorite dessert?

Would you go out on a date with a homeless person?

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear Edition - TSO
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2011, 06:10:17 PM »
Since I am well-versed in the art of Starcraft, more tips from you, Pesco.

Protoss has a single rule in mind, NEVER GO UPWARDS TO 300 TO 500 MINERALS. When you do, it means something is wrong and you need to spend that, either by making more units like Goons or Zealots or upgrading, say, speed. Protoss in incredibly powerful in terms of units, so use that as some sort of Psychological Advantage to win. Try it out, walk a group of Speedlots to an enemy base and they WILL back out. But then, Starcraft is not all about massing units up and A-moving towards the enemy base.

With that in mind, keep a well-rounded composition. In mirror matches, it all comes down to Goon/Zealot micro and timing. (Some Reavers wouldn't hurt too.) In PvZ, stick to zealots, high templars and zealots as Zerg will tear up weak units very very easily. Late game, Archons are great for killing those cracklings beneath Dark Swarm. For Terran, Goon/Zealot still stands out, but the massive amounts of mines and vultures may keep you at bay.

Resources are key for Toss, especially GAS. Yes, they are powerful, but with a hefty price. Like TSO said, aim to expand if your minerals get too high. It will give you the advantage in uber late game.

I can give more, but yeah. I was once a Toss user so I know these stuff. Just recently switched to Terran.

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« Last Edit: April 06, 2011, 06:12:07 PM by Kogasa Tatakumo »


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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2011, 06:14:54 PM »
What is your ideal career?

Where would you like to live?  Where are you going after you move?

Why are you excessively stabhappy?

What's the best way - both from a personal perspective as well as that of an administrator - of dealing with stupid people?  Oblivious ones?  Trolls?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2011, 06:44:29 PM »
What is your favorite dessert?
CHEESECAKE GIVE GIVE GIVE GIVE :O :O :O

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Would you go out on a date with a homeless person?
Depends on what you mean by homeless but if you're referring to if I care about social status in a potential date, no not really.  Now would I date some random guy off the street?  Probably not, I'm extremely shy and it's actually pretty hard for me to get comfortable enough to be around someone in an intimate manner.


IN ANY NOTE, Is it really hard being in charge of everything? I always thought that being in charge meant ordering people so that they do the work for you.
There's a tag called [hr], you should look into it.

As for your question, being in charge isn't about being bossy and ordering around.  You can't lead if you're not willing to follow.  A terrible boss leads by barking orders, a good boss leads by example.  I don't expect anything from the rest of the staff that I wouldn't be willing to do myself.  I didn't take this position to stroke my ego either.  Trust me, if I wanted to stroke my ego there's far easier ways than running and maintaining an online community @_@


What is your ideal career?
Anywhere where I can fully put my talents and gifts to the benefit of mankind.  I enjoy pretty much every branch of science.  I'm also a huge music nerd and musician and I seriously considered music education as my career.  If I had my choice I'd probably be a music teacher, but unfortunately the political and economic climate for teachers right now is horrendously poor.

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Where would you like to live?  Where are you going after you move?
I have lots of places I'd like to live, but what matters to me the most is access to nature, a clear night sky, and Internet ^^;  I'm just as much an urbanite as I am a country girl.  As for where I'm going now, totally dependant on where I find a job more than anything else.  That's what's going to determine where I move to.

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Why are you excessively stabhappy?
I stab therefore I am.

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What's the best way - both from a personal perspective as well as that of an administrator - of dealing with stupid people?  Oblivious ones?  Trolls?
Patience.  Trolls feed off the lack of patience, and "stupid" people may not be intentionally ignorant but just not as quick or as knowledgeable as others.  If they're just not up to speed, then getting angry isn't going to solve anything.  And if they're intentionally being obtuse or trolling, being angry gives them exactly what they want. 

It takes a LOT to get me ticked off to the point where I lose my composure.  Now I may seem curt and I may use strong language, but that's not out of anger, I just think it's pointless to sugarcoat and pretend.  If I'm being dumb, I want to be told that up front, not be pat on the back and patronized.  That being said I am learning to use less "charged" phrasing and language so people don't get the wrong idea and think I'm being hostile.  I know I have a tendency to use words and language that tend to get misconstrued and misinterpreted.


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Gramity

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2011, 07:02:11 PM »
What got you into Touhou?

why do you like it (or not)?

any bad habit you have to work on ? :D

Alfred F. Jones

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2011, 07:12:19 PM »
The ambiguously gay duo of Kilga and Edible
.... interesting. :3c

Are we still on for a Hayate and Signum cosplay at some unforeseen point in the future?

What are your problems with socialism?

What is your favourite breakfast food?

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2011, 07:33:16 PM »
I understand if this is a touchy subject (and you're free not to answer), but do you think the Touhou community tends to attract more LGBT persons than other fandoms, and if so, what the reason for that is?

Where'd you get the nickname of TheStupidOne from?

Kips McKipzerson

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2011, 07:33:56 PM »
Why was my question ignored? /wrists

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2011, 07:37:33 PM »
What kind of plans do you have for the front page at the moment (as in, what kind of content would you like it to have)?

I remember you saying quite a while ago that you hadn't played any touhou games since IN due to your staunch refusal to pirate them. Have you played any of the more recent touhous since then? Do you plan to buy them eventually, if not?

Infy♫

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 8 - :ohdear: Edition - TSO
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2011, 08:20:28 PM »
Have you played touhou since 2011?
Which difficulty do you usually play?
What are your current goals in life?
What keeps you going as the head admin of this place?