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(Al Jazeera)   Shaman dies of COVID after touting 'blessed' water cure. Meanwhile, the Ranger, the Bard, and the Shadowknight are blaming the Cleric for being AFK   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2021-09-23 11:12:37 AM  
It's been a while since I've played Nethack, but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to drink the blessed water, you're supposed to dip a unicorn horn into it, and use that to heal you.
 
2021-09-23 11:22:24 AM  
He can't just Reincarnate?  What is he, level 2?
 
2021-09-23 12:31:32 PM  
Before he died did he shout "OK CHUMS LET'S DO THIS!"
 
2021-09-23 12:52:28 PM  
Well he doesn't have COVID anymore so it kinda works *shrugs*
 
2021-09-23 12:52:49 PM  
I suppose that for the blessed water cure to work effectively you'll need to drown first.
 
2021-09-23 12:53:41 PM  
Damn, thought this was the Q shaman and got all excited.
 
2021-09-23 12:54:20 PM  
Should have stuck with horse dewormer and zinc.
 
2021-09-23 12:55:32 PM  
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2021-09-23 12:55:50 PM  
Was his reincarnation on cooldown?
 
2021-09-23 12:57:54 PM  
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2021-09-23 12:58:41 PM  
Should have dropped a healing stream, dawg

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2021-09-23 12:59:58 PM  
But mainstream doctors described White as a fraud and Ayurveda physicians rejected his claims - even though the shaman said he used methods from the 3,000-year-old Indian medical tradition.

"Even though"?? How about "because"?
 
2021-09-23 1:01:22 PM  
Wizard needs vaccine badly
 
2021-09-23 1:02:26 PM  
Wait, there are 3,000-year-old Indians?
 
2021-09-23 1:03:51 PM  
The necromancer was seen giggling in the next dungeon.
 
2021-09-23 1:03:53 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: It's been a while since I've played Nethack, but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to drink the blessed water, you're supposed to dip a unicorn horn into it, and use that to heal you.


It doesn't heal, it cures many negative statuses and restore lost ability points, though that last may change in the upcoming 3.7.0

Yes, Nethack is still under development.
 
2021-09-23 1:06:40 PM  
Was hoping it would be this one

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2021-09-23 1:07:09 PM  
Eliyantha White, 48, who treated sports stars and top politicians, including the country's prime minister, claimed in November he could end the pandemic in Sri Lanka and neighbouring India

Spoiler: he couldn't.
 
2021-09-23 1:07:44 PM  
Shaman heals have sucked since WOD
 
2021-09-23 1:10:16 PM  
Move any mountain.
 
2021-09-23 1:10:33 PM  
If they were actually a sham, why not just cast Cure Disease?
 
2021-09-23 1:13:25 PM  
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2021-09-23 1:16:37 PM  

Majin_Buu: If they were actually a sham, why not just cast Cure Disease?


Oh, he was a "sham" all right.
 
2021-09-23 1:20:13 PM  
I miss EQ.
 
2021-09-23 1:24:31 PM  

TheReject: The necromancer was seen giggling twitching in the next dungeon.


Minor correction.
 
2021-09-23 1:27:52 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Wait, there are 3,000-year-old Indians?


That's a one-in-a-billion occurrence so I highly doubt it. How many Indians are there?
 
2021-09-23 1:29:39 PM  
Aw darn... I thought it was going to be that Order of the Water Buffalo cosplayer who got arrested.
 
2021-09-23 1:31:49 PM  
Cleric: is my fault the idiot failed his saving throw?
 
2021-09-23 1:33:15 PM  

The Green Intern: Aw darn... I thought it was going to be that Order of the Water Buffalo cosplayer who got arrested.


Is he the Grand Poobah?
 
2021-09-23 1:33:37 PM  
Jews can't be paladins

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2021-09-23 1:33:59 PM  
I'll bet there are some buyers of that seller that are shiatting a few bricks and questioning a few things.
 
2021-09-23 1:38:06 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: It's been a while since I've played Nethack, but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to drink the blessed water, you're supposed to dip a unicorn horn into it, and use that to heal you.


According to the wiki, drinking holy water will heal illness for non-chaotics (and lycanthropy for any character).  So perhaps this reveals something about this guy's alignment...

/the good news is that this should mean that Covid won't turn you into a werewolf
 
2021-09-23 1:42:59 PM  

ArkPanda: He can't just Reincarnate?  What is he, level 2?


He forgot to get ankhs
 
2021-09-23 1:49:27 PM  

kelderiv: I miss EQ.


It's still kicking, 22 years later.  I roll up a new character once a year and hunt around the old zones for a month before getting bored.

They really cut their own throats with the Luclin expansion.  If they had made the game friendlier to soloers earlier, and hadn't emptied out the classic zones by making Luclin on the Moon, WoW might not have decimated their player base to such an extent.  But they had to get their annual expansion payday.  *shrug*
 
2021-09-23 1:54:34 PM  
The closest parallel to this I think of is kind of obscure.  I've been playing a game called Darkest Dungeon, a Cthulhu themed dungeon crawler where damage is sometimes measured in stress. If someone becomes sufficiently stressed they will become paranoid (or something similar) and will refuse to be healed even if they're almost dead while spouting nonsense and stressing out the other characters.  This is like that.
 
2021-09-23 2:16:07 PM  

buserror: Martian_Astronomer: It's been a while since I've played Nethack, but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to drink the blessed water, you're supposed to dip a unicorn horn into it, and use that to heal you.

According to the wiki, drinking holy water will heal illness for non-chaotics (and lycanthropy for any character).  So perhaps this reveals something about this guy's alignment...

/the good news is that this should mean that Covid won't turn you into a werewolf


If covid let you become a werewolf I'd I'd start licking ICU doorknobs
 
2021-09-23 2:17:49 PM  
TIL that the Prime Minister of India receives the services of a Shaman.
 
2021-09-23 2:19:28 PM  
Damn it, and I needed to clear Vox to get my part of my Epic this weekend. I guess I'll just farm Sol ro again for some plat.
 
2021-09-23 2:21:06 PM  
Leeeeeerooooy Jenkins!
 
2021-09-23 2:22:57 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Was hoping it would be this one

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What ever happened to the Hobbit standing next to him?  Other than getting fired from his job because his dumb ass wore his work ID while there and getting his pic taken.
 
2021-09-23 2:28:59 PM  
Actual science wins again.  None of this hippie-new-age shiat works.
 
2021-09-23 2:29:28 PM  
Guess the Druid heals will have to take up the slack. Again.
 
2021-09-23 2:38:28 PM  
The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode (1992)
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/He's refined, sublime, he makes you feel fine
//Though very much maligned and misunderstood
///But if you know Eezer he's a real crowd pleaser
 
2021-09-23 2:40:27 PM  

John Hopoate: [YouTube video: The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode (1992)]
/He's refined, sublime, he makes you feel fine
//Though very much maligned and misunderstood
///But if you know Eezer he's a real crowd pleaser


That's been in my work playlist for like 25 years. Good jam. I like the full extended cut.
 
2021-09-23 3:21:55 PM  
If your shamen is a white dreaded looking burnout. He got his credentials from his ass.
 
2021-09-23 3:35:16 PM  

woodjf: Your shaman got his credentials from his ass.


FTFY
 
2021-09-23 4:14:03 PM  

Brokenseas: kelderiv: I miss EQ.

It's still kicking, 22 years later.  I roll up a new character once a year and hunt around the old zones for a month before getting bored.

They really cut their own throats with the Luclin expansion.  If they had made the game friendlier to soloers earlier, and hadn't emptied out the classic zones by making Luclin on the Moon, WoW might not have decimated their player base to such an extent.  But they had to get their annual expansion payday.  *shrug*


I hung on till GoD, but that expansion was so crap my entire guild (including me) bailed to WoW. We just got tired of the grind, and the grind at the start of GoD was ridiculous even decked out with gear from PoT.
 
2021-09-23 5:23:30 PM  

ImOscar: Damn, thought this was the Q shaman and got all excited.


Same.
/although "excited" carries perhaps the wrong connotation
 
2021-09-23 5:49:35 PM  
FTFA:  "In a 2010 interview with the AFP news agency, White claimed he had "special powers" since the age of 12."

Dude, it's called a "boner."  You ain't special.
 
2021-09-23 6:02:34 PM  
R.I.P. Mr. Whipple.
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