Talk:1772: Startup Opportunity
it may be a reference a episode of the Adult swim show Rick and Morty. In season 1 episode 9 "Something Ricked This Way Comes" the devil sets up a shop that gives away magical items that appear to give the user some superpower or other advantage but turn out to be cursed, for example a type writer that helps the user make best selling murder mystery books but then the murders happen to them in real life. Rick decides to open his own business to un-curse items but letting them keep there magic power thus disrupting the devils entire business. 18.104.22.168 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
- Online virtual world
I think this comic could be referring to online virtual world. There is several site that sell virtual good for real money. Players could also trade virtual currency for virtual magic item. The fact the shop is in virtual world could explain why they look like they never existed.
Temporary shops that sell items to adventurers in need are a common theme among many games. O'aka XXIII in FFX is the first one that comes to mind, but there are a LOT. A lot of these shops sell items that are of particular value at the time, but another common theme among them is to sell unidentified or even cursed items, admonishing the player for trusting some random guy that they met in the wilderness. Sometimes these "cursed" items end up being plot essential. The really crooked ones also offer to uncurse the items once they are identified (or the user has identified that they are cursed by equipping them before they are fully identified) Mordor: the depths of Dejenol is an old game that had cursed items that you had to pay the shop to have removed before you could level up. Some of the items, though, were "cursed" but provided real benefits, and players would equip them intentionally every level knowing that they'd have to pay because the benefit was great enough. Kashim (talk) 21:34, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
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Well does chair, actually mean chair like an object or Chairmen? Because I assumed the latter when first read the comic...
- I definitely read it like it was referring to the object. NotLock (talk) 06:14, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
- This is also how I read it. Since there are several people sitting at table, seemed likely to be an executive board (i.e. gathering of several chairpersons). This also plays on the tendency for the organization of an activity (administration) to become more important than the actual activity (at least to those administering it). "But it is possible, after a while, to develop certain dangerous habits of thought. One is that, while all important enterprises need careful organization, it is the organization that needs organizing, rather than the enterprise." (Pratchett, Thief of Time) 126.96.36.199 06:22, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
2016 Kickstarters in a nutshell defined by this one comic. This is why I never do kickstarters. If they fail, you don't get your money. But if they succeed, people will question what's taking so long and can take hold of your project in court at any time. Any games I make, I make myself with my own money and budget. Still wouldn't mind having Beret Guy as a business partner, though. ;) --JayRulesXKCD (talk) 15:01, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
I wish I knew Beret Guy in real life. Dude you're awesome. 188.8.131.52 15:06, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
I don't think this is proper usage of . The way I understand it, it's supposed to be used for things that are widely believed to be true but aren't provable, and implying their possible falsehood is humorous. 184.108.40.206 18:19, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
Seriously, with the amount of startups popping up these days, there might be a startup crash tommorow...220.127.116.11 15:36, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
I kinda take issue with insinuating that Beret Guy "is hopelessly out of touch with reality" - is he? Really? Or might he rather be intersecting with an alternate reality, which, at least when he's around, occasionally bleeds through to the reality of the rest of the comic. Maybe he "is hopelessly out of touch with the other characters' reality"(?) or something similar - Brettpeirce (talk) 19:20, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Perhaps his "endless wings" (1099: Tuesdays) resulted from consuming similarly endless, but cursed, wings. 18.104.22.168 01:53, 9 June 2018 (UTC)