Also, wanted to toss something up to Cyntalan: You've listed great options, but they're not available where I am. I worked freelance in my field for a good long while before things went haywire, have plenty of experience and great references, fairly good resume.... and literally no job in this region in the fields I'm good at will even talk to you unless you specifically have a 4 year degree from college, or better. I can't 'work my way up from the bottom'. I either get the degree or I have literally no options. If the only jobs out there hire at the top and won't let you work your way up, and expect you to meet every single one of their exactly written qualifications... what am I supposed to do? "Military", you said, but they're sure as hell not going to take me, my current job has pretty well wrecked my body enough that I couldn't pass basic training anymore anyway, and I have moral issues with it besides. So that's out.
I signed for those loans out of desperation because my only other remaining plan is 'work this current job for a few more years before I finally lose all hope and kill myself or my health gives out and that settles the matter either way.' I knew it was a long-shot with huge debt ramifications, but there's nothing else I can do. I don't have the money to leave this shitty region I live in. No employer is going to 'invest in me' when they could just snatch up someone else who already has the degree. 'Degree or Death' is basically my situation here and if that means I had to do the financial equivalent of tossing out a wake-up Super at my situation then so be it. Way I figure it, I'm dead in a few years in my current situation. If I die a few years later due to debt issues instead, what's the difference? At least this method has a non-zero chance of success, even if it is a very small one.
I understand your concerns, and that people shouldn't get away from things with no consequences, but the situation we've been thrown into is fucked up. It shouldn't be happening, and you shouldn't look down on people for doing what they can to grasp at even a tiny chance of getting out of it.
Bumping because I have news. Source is a GameFAQs post citing 'Gundam Matsuri', but given the information is entirely reasonable and will be shown as true or not within one day... I don't think this is some troll with a fake leak. If it is proven fake, remind me and I'll edit this post to clear out the nonsense.
Their information is as follows:
- the remaining units will be added to the official site tomorrow
- rank match mode will be a free update at the end of July
- the 1st pay DLC unit is Barbatos Lupus, also at end of July
- Barbatos Lupus is free on release day for G Sound version
- open demos will begin from June 1st to July 1st
- every Thursday and Saturday night the demo will be open from 9pm to 10 pm
- every demo will have 20 playable units, with the total throughout the month being 51 units
Note the demo is likely Japan-specific. It isn't clear whether we're getting it in America or not, but I would be surprised if we do.
We do not get the G Sound edition, so if the DLC listing is true then Barbatos Lupus will be a pay-at-the-time unit for us rather than coming as a G Sound inclusion (I won't call it a bonus since you pay more for G Sound).
Everything else, aside from the baffling 1 hour demo limit, is... perfectly plausible, so I have no reason to doubt the information. I'll post here when/if I notice the website updating with the final unit batch. If the roster is indeed final aside from DLC at this point, I figure we did okay. I imagine they're holding on to things like Shin's and Johnny's Zaku II High Mobility Types as DLC, same deal with chassis variants like the ReZEL Commander (which could make a decent 300 pointer and is so easy to incorporate that I have to imagine they're already planning it).
This would also suggest that G Gundam will be paid DLC. I'm curious how that will work out. The alternative is G Gundam isn't in the game at all, and I'm having trouble imagining that being the case. It's possible, but it's bizarre.
The media has become WWE heels. They will lie cheat and steal as long as it serves one purpose: destroying Hulkamania I mean Trump.
Funny thing, I made a different but related argument to some of my professors. They were baffled that trump could have such a large supporter base, and I offered to explain. The idea I presented was that trump, with his well known ties to pro wrestling, used wrestling storytelling methods to hook the audience he needed. From my perspective, he basically took the hogan vs. Iron Sheik storyline (or hogan vs. Iraq Defector Sgt. Slaughter) and replaced the nouns; he became hogan, while he cast hillary as the evil anti-american heel. She didn't need to play along with the role; he just had to keep casting her as that character and it eventually stuck in people's minds (her unbelievably detached-from-reality responses to controversies only helped his efforts). They needed a tad more evidence, so I showed them clips of the promos cut during those storylines followed by trump's own 'promos' during debates and interviews... and that was sufficient for them.
They found it plausible, and even requested I submit it as a formal academic paper. I declined for lack of time, but felt the point had been made in any case. The man has a very real eye for media and narrative/storytelling. I do not like him, but I can't deny he's skilled at identifying an audience and how to work them over to his side.
That's actually pretty plausible. Bandai has shown they're willing to do a mix of 'cult classic' choices alongside mainstream ones for DLC. Not that I'm saying G Gundam is 'cult' or obscure, far from it... what I'm getting at is that even in the last Gundam Vs. game they had a surprising variety of DLC choices. Zaku II High Mobility Type R-1A (Shin Matsunaga Custom) for example.