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Question - What out of game element triggers you to think about everquest or reminds you in your day to day life. (1 Viewer)

Goatse Moneyshot

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For me its music or tv shows i spent alot of my time grinding listening to.
crossfade is a band that does it for me
and the tv show everybody loves raymond.
lord of the rings is another trigger for it
 
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Currently: everything that comes up to eat into my personal time.

Years ago: looking in my rearview mirror and wondering if my alts we're still on auto follow or if they got stuck in geometry.

Many more I'm sure if I think about it lol
 
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I was driving to work the other day thinking about self driving cars.

I thought all this car needs is a Mesh of the route I take every single day - and mq2nav. Easy peasy - why does Tesla have so many problems?
 
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I'm happy when I get a parking spot. Parking in the grass on the side of the road is the norm here.
im still trying to figure out the logic here behind the parking meters: not specifically where i live or the nearby town(neither has a single stoplight even) but the nearest one with the necessary stores and facilities. They have meters by the city/county buildings, sure that makes sense though they have an enormous free parking lot too so whats the point, but the meters there are just on the sidestreet next to the building. The only other 2 places i know are a street that has mostly abandoned storefronts, the smokeshop, and a stopsign everyblock -again, whats the point if people dont really go there much- and oddly and sadly, 4 spaces abutting the urgent care and its 8space parking lot. So, lets charge people where they are probably only slightly less than in an emergency medical situation and almost always will find no open spots in the lot, and then in the 2 least-used places in town due to either disuse or neverending free spots that are closer to the door. Other than the urgent care ones, theyd probably make more money in 5 years selling the stupid meters for scrap than from the proceeds, but then they take the one most desperate spot (oddly, this small city does NOT have a hospital/ER whilst the neighboring much smaller "city" town (that one has half a dozen stoplights and like 10 schoolzones, most next to private churchrun schools that run the flashing schoolzone lights 24/7/365) does have a hospital/ER -and not a single dentist, but the only movie theatre(inside a chain hotel at that) for 50 miles other than a few drive-ins, most of which popped up since covid- but no doctor's offices outside the hospital while "big" city without hospital has 3-4 medical arts complexes right next to each other....neither having some of the most commonly needed medical imaging, specialist-types, or doctors with half a clue.

[my god that sentence never seemed to end but whatever lol] That's a side issue and oddity: theres a big healthcare network here that covers most of the county and the neighboring ones, with only a handful of doctors and facilities NOT part of it, that has the worst patient care i have ever heard of muchless encountered, with "fullfeatured" and bragged about oncology and cardiac departments but supposedly not a single geneticist, at least that is what i'm told by everyone outside oncology, and all these facilities in this nearest city -the county seat- apparently are placeholders for the most-qualified doctors who hold office hours there only 1-2days a week despite 80-90% of the patients being in that area while said most-qualified doctors and most of the cardiac facilities are in bulk an hour to the south next to the baseball hall of fame(lol?). Those "best" doctors are woefully behind -like decades- on current best practices, have a horrible habit of seeing a patient only to tell them they only treat conditionA and conditionB within their specialty so you're wasting your time because they won't be bothered to read up on anything else, fill their schedules in the high-population city with PAs and nurse practitioners but charge insurance companies as if they did it all themselves, and are an endless cycle of referrals to one another. The network theyre all part of doesn't allow any of the GPs(or namely, their stand-in nurse practitioners and the odd PA(almost as uncommon as actual PhDs) to diagnose or treat anything the specialists could possibly be referred to for, even though those specialists are TOO specialist, nor can they order simple blood tests beyond the standard panels without the appropriate specialist, like a geneticist that doesnt exist.

Backstory on that: i have a rare genetic condition that took 40years and my OWN research and persistence to get diagnosed with in general but am left wondering which of the 13types -all with specific individual genetic markers that the Mayo clinic (where they ship everything but routine bloodwork) has the tests for AND has specialists for every test sent to them evaluated and the results "translated" for the end provider- i have to live with, the one most likely to be the only one of those 13 to come with a [greatly] shortened life expectancy of....6yrs from now...and that fits with my last 3 generations' medical history as well as my own. I've been fighting with said healthcare network to get the test for a few years now, but despite not having a geneticist -supposedly despite the oncology department's requirement for genetic testing- they say they cant order the bloodwork, a geneticist has to and they wont refer outside their own network for it apparently [not a policy afaik, but simple laziness and/or greed imo]. The fun thing is that NY doesnt allow individuals to seek out any medical testing on their own like the many mailorder companies nationwide that exist for such purposes, and only in very recent years began allowing commercial nondiagnostic testing of dna to be done [23andme specifically is the only one allowed afaik due to the lab they use getting the rare-issued state license/permit whatever, and it wasnt when i was initially diagnosed] and there are resources online to use the raw data from said testing to get the answers i'm looking for, for unofficial use only though as if my medical care is run by some sort of court that will declare such unauthorized testing to be inadmissible. In this state you need a medical "search warrant" in the form of a physician's order for any testing not specifically deemed OTC-eligible (and that's limited to drugstore drug tests, the widely necessary glucose monitors, pregnancy testing, and now a handful of covid tests [why would you buy a covid test when they are FREE idk]) and that vicious cycle goes back to the network's insistence that a genetic test be ordered only by a geneticist that they dont have even though there ARE telehealth companies that can order said tests and have a geneticist evaluate and deliver the results but in NY that process cant be initiated without an order for the test itself by your *real* "doctor", even since covid made telehealth much more widely available only a handful of needs can be met by it without going through the classic channels initially if at all and is still in nearly all cases discouraged since lockdown lifted.

Conclusion on-topic: writing and reading all that just reminds me of EQ now i think about it. Flagging quests to enter zones to get this or that quest or drop etc. Elusive ultra-rare drops. Necessitating going back a decade in advancements to acquire some of the most basic modern necessities. Microtransactions. Piss-poor maintenance and modernization. Pointless self-serving policies that only hurt the users and dont even benefit the company but they cant be bothered to change. The random urge now and then to make a new character just to enjoy all the things you used to before encountering roadblocks.
 

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