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JamesGarret said:
m0ney said:
Vanga predicted this.

Do you mean Baba Vanga?

Some of these things these so called prophets say man.... I know if you spout enough bullcrap, eventually some of it turns out true.


"Horror, horror! The American brothers will fall after being attacked by the steel birds. The wolves will be howling in a bush, and innocent blood will be gushing." - Baba Vanga.  (if curiosmos.com is to be believed)

Supposedly thats her prediction of the 9/11 attack.


"As Vanga predicts, by 2023, humanity will experience drastic changes on the planet because Earth’s orbit will change drastically.

This unexpected cosmic change will affect the climate, oceans and much of nature. Vanga warns that humans will have a very difficult time coping with the changes."

^ from Curiosmos.


Meh. These people claiming to see the future.... I dont buy it.

*IF* in 3 years, something drastic happends to the earths orbit...... I might change my mind though.



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mjk45 said:
Chazore said:

We've got a stupid as fuck temp law here, where no one, and I mean no one, is allowed 6ft near one another. Stores are only allowing 5 people in at a time, no cash in hand allowed, have tow ear gloves, only one tin of soup per person (same for pasta), game stores temp closing down, night clubs/pubs shut down until further notice, and restaurants just flat out not serving, takeouts not taking cash in hand, as well as dropping the food at your doorstep, no matter the weather.


It's absolutely not normal at all, and it's starting to really piss me off. Like holy hell, I don't think I've ever had this much irl frustration in my entire life (I have outstanding bills to pay but no one will accept cash, and the banks are closed...wtf am I supposed to even do?).

Where are you?

Isle of Man.

We had one 1 case 14 days ago, which went to 5 cases 8 days ago, which is now at 7, with one in critical. Our island's Gov is operated by an MHK system (Member of the house of Keys, up to 24 total members to decide on laws), and they decided 6 days ago to enforce a state of emergency and a lockdown of all public and private services, until further notice.

I literally just got back from the local garage (petrol station), and there was a giant sign inside the store, with a bright light, that flashes when you're allowed inside. The two clearks were bothw earing masks/gloves, and even had glass screens in front of them, with a small slit underneath to accept cash, but even then they really try to get us to pay by card. Anyone who enters any store has to stay as far away from one another as possible.

We are no longer importing general goods from the UK (for the time being), such as eggs (for some fucked reason, so now we're stuck with Manx eggs, and it's £5 for a massive tray of them).

everywhere is practically quiet, save for some cars passing through, and ofc, the petrol station. We're a population of 80k+, but even I find this level of enforcement and safety measurements to being insane. 

We can provide for ourselves with general things like Bread, milk, eggs, pork, lamb, veg etc, but we heavily rely on UK/US import for everything else.

mZuzek said:

Come to Brazil, then.

Here, the president treats the pandemic like a joke and all the politicians and rich people are making video pleas for people to go out on the streets and take kids to school and continue on living their lives normally - after all, in the words of one of these rich people, "the death of 5-7 thousand people is meaningless compared to the danger to the economy". Cool stuff.

Just stay at home, dude.

I wish. I just want this insanity to end. At first I was like "it's just one case over here, everything's gonna be honky doory. Then we're at 7 cases, with one fatal, and the whole gov just shits a brick.

I also need to find a new job, but yeah, all I'm gonna do is stay at home at this point. Thank god Resi 3 releases next Fri, and I'll hopefully be able to grab it digitally and just play that till this all blows over. 

It's a bit funny when I think about it. Ever since this virus became big, I've started getting back into the Resi series, watching the movies, reading the lore, replaying REmake 2 etc. 



JRPGfan said:

That sounds very differnt from how things are in denmark.

Appart from hand sanitisers required used, before entery, and also after leaveing shops, and keeping good distances.... its almost like normal here.
Supermarkets are still fully stocked with everything ect, there arnt limits on what or how much you can buy. Also yes, they want card/plastic, instead of money in hand.

Yes night clubs/pubs are shut down, thats just good common sense.
Restaurants, still have take out here.... and dropping food at doorstep is smart.


"I don't think I've ever had this much irl frustration in my entire life"

You sound like you need that Corona beer more than the other guy.
Did you expect things to just go on as if absolutely nothing was going on, mid a pandemic?

40-60% of the worlds population might get this, and it'll kill untold numbers of the elderly.
Lots of young people will get scaring on their lunges, and be marked forever by it.

Our gov is run by multiple bodies, which means there was likely some skittish decisions made, once the case went from 1 to 5 in a matter of days. We only have one hospital, one airport and 1 main port (2 others for fishers), so our gov probably thought they had contamination containment sorted, but apparently not. Old folk here get easily fearful of even a boat delay (for imported foods), so I imagine they wigged out hard when they heard about those 5 cases, and probably pleaded to the gov via Facebook to do something (one of our MHK's is actually talking to us on FB, getting us all to participate in some online friendly quiz, which sounds daft, but it'll keep the old ones busy indoors). 

I'm just ticked because I recently lost my job, then this lockdown happens, making it increasingly hard to find new work, when no one wants to accept at this point in time, as well as my bank flat out closing because of the virus, and no one wants to accept cash in hand for anything (save for the petrol station). combine all that and the stupid 6ft apart law (you can actually be arrested on sight for breaking it), and it becomes something irksome. I'm just used to popping up to the store to grab some cider and the like, but that's changed for now.

I expected things to go smoothly, when we had just one confirmed case, nearly 2 weeks ago, but now, eh, I'm not so sure, but I'm gonna have to stay indoors and just avoid that hysteria. 

Also yeah, our island is composed of a lot of old people. Out of the 7 cases, one is fatal, and it's an elderly person.

You know what really sucks about this though?. I've got asthma, and I've not had to use an inhaler for years, but I know damn well that virus will definitely take harder toll on me, than most young folk out there. 



Chazore said:
JRPGfan said:

That sounds very differnt from how things are in denmark.

Appart from hand sanitisers required used, before entery, and also after leaveing shops, and keeping good distances.... its almost like normal here.
Supermarkets are still fully stocked with everything ect, there arnt limits on what or how much you can buy. Also yes, they want card/plastic, instead of money in hand.

Yes night clubs/pubs are shut down, thats just good common sense.
Restaurants, still have take out here.... and dropping food at doorstep is smart.


"I don't think I've ever had this much irl frustration in my entire life"

You sound like you need that Corona beer more than the other guy.
Did you expect things to just go on as if absolutely nothing was going on, mid a pandemic?

40-60% of the worlds population might get this, and it'll kill untold numbers of the elderly.
Lots of young people will get scaring on their lunges, and be marked forever by it.

Our gov is run by multiple bodies, which means there was likely some skittish decisions made, once the case went from 1 to 5 in a matter of days. We only have one hospital, one airport and 1 main port (2 others for fishers), so our gov probably thought they had contamination containment sorted, but apparently not. Old folk here get easily fearful of even a boat delay (for imported foods), so I imagine they wigged out hard when they heard about those 5 cases, and probably pleaded to the gov via Facebook to do something (one of our MHK's is actually talking to us on FB, getting us all to participate in some online friendly quiz, which sounds daft, but it'll keep the old ones busy indoors). 

I'm just ticked because I recently lost my job, then this lockdown happens, making it increasingly hard to find new work, when no one wants to accept at this point in time, as well as my bank flat out closing because of the virus, and no one wants to accept cash in hand for anything (save for the petrol station). combine all that and the stupid 6ft apart law (you can actually be arrested on sight for breaking it), and it becomes something irksome. I'm just used to popping up to the store to grab some cider and the like, but that's changed for now.

I expected things to go smoothly, when we had just one confirmed case, nearly 2 weeks ago, but now, eh, I'm not so sure, but I'm gonna have to stay indoors and just avoid that hysteria. 

Also yeah, our island is composed of a lot of old people. Out of the 7 cases, one is fatal, and it's an elderly person.

You know what really sucks about this though?. I've got asthma, and I've not had to use an inhaler for years, but I know damn well that virus will definitely take harder toll on me, than most young folk out there. 

Okay your frustration sounds alot more warrented now, to me.



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JRPGfan said:

Okay your frustration sounds alot more warrented now, to me.

Just got word from my gal:

27 cases now, and I wasn't keeping up to date with the tally.

I just, don't wanna go outside at all now.



ironmanDX said:
COKTOE said:
Yakuza 7 has new game+ and higher difficulty behind a DLC paywall! Wheeeee! If you're a fan of Yakuza or Ryu ga Gotoku Studios in general, you know this is a dirty cockslap to the face. My most anticipated game of the year has been torpedoed into a no-buy. 2020!

I admire your fortitude. 

If it was me in your position and the game was either cyberpunk or halo... I'd fold and buy them day one 

Thanks. I find it pretty easy to vote with my wallet, and "no-buy" successfully for the most part. I DID fold, and buy Senran Kakura: Burst Renewal when I resolved not to do so due to it being censored in the west on PS4.....We'll see if I can hold off when it actually releases "sometime in 2020".



- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

Gaming-wise, seems like a fairly normal year to me. The most exceptional part seems to be the release of new consoles (assuming they're not delayed), but even that's normal - just fairly rare. Outside of gaming, well, many of you have probably seen the 'my normal life is called quarantine?' memes. So far, not too much difference for me, so I don't really care too much about the situation (on a personal level - obviously things are pretty bad for lots of people). That said, the epidemic hasn't really hit my country too hard yet, and it's definitely going to get worse, which might change things a bit. Still, I don't expected anything too drastic from my point of view (unless I get infected and hit really hard, which is not too likely).



I'm one of the lucky few that's  having a pretty good 2020. The gym is closed so I'm just skipping my usual 5 day workout routine guilt free. I'm getting scheduled for 7 days a week, because we can't hire anybody new at my job, until the virus is gone. But I just sit in an empty building and play on my Switch on weekends. My boss doesn't care if I do. He's just happy to have somebody cover our insane worker shortage. So it's overtime pay for what doesn't really feel like work. My building is extra empty because 90% of workers are working from home. So at this point I have maybe 30-60 minutes of real work to do even on weekdays. 

My student loans are interest free for two months, thanks to the virus. 

I'll be making 150% my normal monthly pay due to all this OT. 

Government is sending everyone a $600-$1200 relief check. 

Trump can't take credit for Obama's economy anymore, so might not get re-elected! 



COKTOE said:
Yakuza 7 has new game+ and higher difficulty behind a DLC paywall! Wheeeee! If you're a fan of Yakuza or Ryu ga Gotoku Studios in general, you know this is a dirty cockslap to the face. My most anticipated game of the year has been torpedoed into a no-buy. 2020!

It's some random new character as the main now anyway. I have to finish Yakuza 4,5,6 yet. I can wait until 2023 for Yakuza 7 to finally get a price drop, with included DLC and everything. I'm good.