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During their conversation about how society is becoming more accepting of people being passionate about their hobbies (and potentially dropping the term “geek” when referring to them), Jay brings up the following fantastically wonderful line from the TV show Schitt’s Creek:
I like the wine, and not the label
The scene is, ostensibly a conversation about sexuality, and David’s reluctance to label his sexuality. As such, that part of the conversation might not be safe for all ears. This part of the conversation happens at 9:47.
Please listen responsibly.
From active timer battling to zombie slaying, Waffling Taylors covers video games beyond.
In part two of this episode, we are joined by Rob from Gold Mountain Games. We reminisce about gaming as we grew up, as well as covering everything from passions for your interests, cat assassins, and augmented barbarian fish weaponry.
So, without further ado, sit back, grab some snacks, and get ready for this episode entitled "A Catch-up with Rob, No Bards Allowed - Part Two"
As Squidge points out in the intro, this is part two of a discussion with Rob from Gold Mountain Games. Part one was released back on October 10th, 2023
As part one of the episode ended, Jay had just been telling everyone about a cross-platform game launcher called Lutris; and that’s where this part starts.
Jay went ahead and talked about ONE of the MANY reasons why Windows games tend to (but not always) run better on a Linux-based operating system than on Windows. There are lots of caveats in that sentence because there really are many reasons why, but one of the main ones is how composable the Linux-based operating systems are: you can literally remove whatever you’re not using, even if it’s a core component of the operating system itself. Because of that, they tend to run faster, on both older and newer hardware, using fewer system resources.
A Wholesome Conversation Appeared
Jay talking about Lutris and different operating systems brought up a wonderfully wholesome conversation about the human condition and being who you are:
It doesn’t actually matter at all, right? And I’m sure if I put the effort into learning a different system it would be absolutely fine. But I just find it really funny how people are people will get really angry about it.
I like it in the pet community. Like if someone posts a picture of their cat and goes, “my cat’s cute,” you sure as hell I’m posting a cute picture of my cat and trying to prove that my cat’s the cutest. I love the human condition.
And Jay drops some knowledge when talking about the different operating system choices:
And when people come to me and says, "oh, but you should use Windows for this, or you should use this, that and the other," I’m like, "dude, use what works for you."
I think with most things, people should just be able to make the choices they want to make and get on with it. And if it works for them, then it’s fine, right?
At the end of the day, you should like what you like. Who cares what everyone thinks, right?
You do not want someone to like you for someone you’re not, because you’re going to have to pretend to be that person forever. And the longer you do that, the harder it’s going to be, and the more miserable you’ll be.
It doesn’t matter if people don’t like who you are, because there are only a few people and there’ll be more people who do like you because you’re unashamedly you
And that comes back to one of Jay’s favourite quotes from Schitt’s Creek:
but for copyright reasons, it is completely different
Imagine that you are in Final Fantasy X, and the Thunder Plains is a place that you get banished to. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to open a portal to the Thunder Plains and, very nicely and politely, boot you through it. You will get help, maybe it will be tomorrow, maybe it will be in a week, maybe it will be in an hour.
To stop you from getting bored, we’ve said that we’ll keep the portal open and we’ll throw through up to three video games and everything you need to play them - including an Internet connection. The only rules are that you can’t ask for help, because help is on the way, and you can’t tell anyone that you’re in the Thunder Plains.
So our question is: were we to do throw, boot, or yeet you through the portal, which games are we throwing through with you?
The important thing to remember is that there is shelter and food and everything like that. You’ll be in a lovely house, you’re just there by yourself for a little while. What are you taking with you, games wise? Video games, board games, whatever to keep you from getting bored and all that kind of stuff.
Wasting almost no time, Rob hit us with his choices almost before Jay had finished explaining the rules. Those choices were:
Divinity: Original Sin II
The Incredible Machine
And Rob raised a really good point here: why hasn’t someone remade The Incredible Machine?
The Settlers II
For folks who want to know, we’ve yeeted ourselves through the portal in the past too, and our choices were: