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12/14/2011 4:03:58 AM
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It's like a Cycle

When I say a Cycle I am talking about the Bungie community itself. I will be honest, I don't come as often anymore. However when I do it seems like the only thing that ever is changing is the graphics of the website itself. The community always seems to stay the same. Same people, same events, same groups, same threads, same questions, same memes, same policies, and the list may go on. I know that this is one of the reasons I tend not to visit as often, because well. It seems like nothing interesting happens much. I see the same "known" community members always here, as if they never get less satisfied of the activities and bored of things. It is almost as if they are always finding something within the semi-limited resources available to make something of it. Even though in my opinion the reality is it is still the same. I really don't see much new, is it that most active members participating actively within this community just wanting to help? Are you guys here to become known and make friends with the other community members here? Or do you have no general reason but just come and become part of the cycle? Sure I know alot of you come here because you love the game and the atmosphere of the developers, people, and the community itself. And I agree with that too, and I assume that is another reason I wander here. But I have a question for the members here that are always actively participating, that have been here for awhile, and well appear to not notice the cycling events and such. Have you guys ever even got bored of the community, do you notice what I view as this cycling community? And if you do why and what do you do to stop yourself from drifting away? Or what is it that stops you? I always find myself drifting away because nothing catches my interest, and nothing seems to be new and exciting enough to be worth getting involved and participating in. I understand that this is a strong matter of my opinion too. I'm tempted to say I would like things within the community to change but I don't know how or what would be satisfying and how it would be changed. I don't know why I made this thread either... randomness
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  • In the word of the late great Cave Johnson: "When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!" [b] In other words: [/b] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DeeJ Bungie.net is what you make of it. You have the resources to host your own party and invite people to join. You are in control just as much as we are. So, let's grasp that gravity hammer and smash the cycle into seven million pieces. Don't wait for something cool to happen. Make your own action.[/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DeeJ Don't wait for something cool to happen. Make your own action.[/quote]*Takes off boxers* It's okay, guys. DeeJ said i should.
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  • I cycle through the 7 stages of grief on this site. My activity reflects the stage I'm in.
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  • I come here for the title bar, as it is the primary subject of my personal diary.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] evilcam Yes. I've noticed a cycle to noticing cycles to noticing a cycle. Even noticing the cycle eventually becomes a cycle. This a an intensely cyclical community. More so than most other ones I've associated with.[/quote][url=http://babypips.cachefly.net/school/images/grade7/fart-out.png]My reaction to this[/url]. Yo made me need to get new pants Cam. And I was eating beans too...
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  • Hmm.. No can do, next gravity hammer smashing isn't due for another few months [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DeeJ Bungie.net is what you make of it. You have the resources to host your own party and invite people to join. You are in control just as much as we are. So, let's grasp that gravity hammer and smash the cycle into seven million pieces. Don't wait for something cool to happen. Make your own action.[/quote] [Edited on 12.14.2011 10:51 AM PST]
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  • Bungie.net is what you make of it. You have the resources to host your own party and invite people to join. You are in control just as much as we are. So, let's grasp that gravity hammer and smash the cycle into seven million pieces. Don't wait for something cool to happen. Make your own action.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SonicJohn Top reasons for me being here: 1. Bored. 2. Waiting for something cool from Bungie to happen (take DeeJ's Ride Along for example). 3. I like to speculate on Bungie's games. 4. I like to answer questions. 5. Wait, how did I get here? This tab wasn't open before...[/quote] I agree with a lot of this. I'm just along for the ride at this point. Not as active as I usually am, just checking in often enough so I don't miss anything.
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  • I come for groups, and the people in them.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Scapegoat413 I bet someone will post this exact thread a few years from now.[/quote][url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=32455965]It would be tradition at this point...[/url] Bread, when are you gonna start making your own threads? :p I guess to stay on the [repeated] topic; I go through cycles where I have no motivation to post in the mains, about once a year for a couple months. I usually just lurk and stick to private groups during those times and eventually my interest will gain momentum again, usually when something big happens on the site. Pretty standard pattern for the frequenters here I would assume.
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  • Sounds about right. I've taken a few hiatus' two being a year, another being a few short months - that's how I keep it fresh. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SonicJohn Top reasons for me being here: 1. Bored. 2. Waiting for something cool from Bungie to happen (take DeeJ's Ride Along for example). 3. I like to speculate on Bungie's games. 4. I like to answer questions. 5. Wait, how did I get here? This tab wasn't open before...[/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] evilcam Yes. I've noticed a cycle to noticing cycles to noticing a cycle. Even noticing the cycle eventually becomes a cycle. This a an intensely cyclical community. More so than most other ones I've associated with.[/quote]Cycleception?
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  • The simple presence of one is not enough to say that they have not realized what you are saying. This place isn't all new, the same threads pop up monthly. The same people mostly stay here, and sometimes there's a new face now and then. I stay here because I've stayed here before, it's a familiar place, and in a world where everything is changing so fast, that can be comforting. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sharpace77 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] EL [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sharpace77 [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=11577558&postRepeater1-p=1#11624152]Oh the irony...[/url][/quote][url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=11577558&postRepeater1-p=1]Fix'd[/url] i chuckled hard. i love the last post in that thread too.[/quote]Ahh thanks. Stupid search bar links...[/quote] Haha, I think his original link works just as well (because once you realize what Anonymous User (deleted) was referring to, it's pretty humorous). [Edited on 12.14.2011 7:44 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] EL [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sharpace77 [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=11577558&postRepeater1-p=1#11624152]Oh the irony...[/url][/quote][url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=11577558&postRepeater1-p=1]Fix'd[/url] i chuckled hard. i love the last post in that thread too.[/quote]Ahh thanks. Stupid search bar links...
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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] sharpace77 [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=11577558&postRepeater1-p=1#11624152]Oh the irony...[/url][/quote][url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=11577558&postRepeater1-p=1]Fix'd[/url] i chuckled hard. i love the last post in that thread too. [Edited on 12.14.2011 7:12 AM PST]
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  • Top reasons for me being here: 1. Bored. 2. Waiting for something cool from Bungie to happen (take DeeJ's Ride Along for example). 3. I like to speculate on Bungie's games. 4. I like to answer questions. 5. Wait, how did I get here? This tab wasn't open before...
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  • Meh. Members come and go so quickly that I hardly notice any cycles anymore.
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  • I believe it's called biorhythms.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] evilcam Yes. I've noticed a cycle to noticing cycles to noticing a cycle. Even noticing the cycle eventually becomes a cycle. This a an intensely cyclical community. More so than most other ones I've associated with.[/quote] Even Cam's cynicism of the cynicism of the community seems to follow the cycle here.
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  • Nostradamus is pleased with our community. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] evilcam Yes. I've noticed a cycle to noticing cycles to noticing a cycle. Even noticing the cycle eventually becomes a cycle. This a an intensely cyclical community. More so than most other ones I've associated with.[/quote]
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  • Oh but yes, once the first couple cycles went through with me things got a lot less interesting. I still browse occasionally when I'm at home and have nothing eventful going on.
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  • Yeah. [Sociology/psychology jokes] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sgt Dippinbud [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Izak609 That's the less developed theory (there's a lot of optionals between and some missing main points), but that's a good example. :D [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sgt Dippinbud [url=http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u147/cstoos/CircleOfLife.jpg]All you need to know[/url][/quote][/quote]Perfect it is not, but hey, everything else is just a variation on those themes.[/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Izak609 That's the less developed theory (there's a lot of optionals between and some missing main points), but that's a good example. :D [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sgt Dippinbud [url=http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u147/cstoos/CircleOfLife.jpg]All you need to know[/url][/quote][/quote] Perfect it is not, but hey, everything else is just a variation on those themes.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] vanert I've never seen a serious thread by you... ever.[/quote]I actually read the OP feeling as if it were, in fact, a serious topic. :P
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  • I've never seen a serious thread by you... ever. Anyways, I tend to stay and comment on threads or reply to comments from people I know. Otherwise, I tend to comment on the same types of threads because usually different people participate. I like to see what people will say in response to my comments.
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  • That's the less developed theory (there's a lot of optionals between and some missing main points), but that's a good example. :D [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sgt Dippinbud [url=http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u147/cstoos/CircleOfLife.jpg]All you need to know[/url][/quote]
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