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Is obtaining looms actually still a source of motivation for anyone, or is it just a source of unbalance for the unlucky few who don't have them? We could just make every item +3 by default and remove the hassle, saves me some clicks and allows me freedom to play with any weapon.

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General Off Topic / Re: Game of Thrones - Season 8 - 4/14/2019
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:46:58 am »
That "Bran planned it all along" theory would be even less satisfying than what we got, incredibly enough. This guy whose powers are never explained but apparently have no real limits and can see the future, planned everything off-screen with his omniscience in a world where everyone else is a mundane. And then he ends up king, without any of his motivations explained either. Woohoo. How exciting and deep. It'd be an extremely retarded thing to write, but there might some truth to it, because that could be the way GRRM is going, but obviously with boatloads of more exposition and challenge, etc., and D&D just took that small part of GRRM's ending ("Bran becomes king.")

More likely, though, is that it really is as simple as it looks. That's how D&D writing has ALWAYS been. There is nothing below the surface. When Bran says "why do you think I came all this way?" it's just him appearing mysterious and knowledgeable, saying he knew they'd choose him, which is why he bothered to make the trip. And that's it.
Yeah, I suppose you are right in that it is a cheap empty plot, trying to provide some pay-off without any setup in the classic D&D "subversion" sense. Any storyline involving characters that see the future gets weird very quickly. I am actually not sure if they have ever showed Bran being capable of seeing the future. I think GRRM only wrote about seeing the past through weirwood trees, providing some limits to the awareness, but I think greenseers are supposed to have visions of the future as well.

General Off Topic / Re: Game of Thrones - Season 8 - 4/14/2019
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:25:08 am »
I am not that mad, but that is entirely based on my interpretation of this interaction:

Tyrion asking "“I know you don’t want it. I know you don’t care about power. But I ask you now: if we choose you, will you wear the crown?”
Bran says “Why do you think I came all this way?”

To me this implies that Bran knew there was a path to him becoming king and he did just enough to make that path come true, and conciously did nothing to alter certain "bad" events, because they served his purpose of becoming king. In that sense his lines about not caring about anything or not wanting power were just lies to make others entrust the throne to him as the "reluctant ruler". Maybe a bit of a literary cop-out, but far more sensible than Bran just turning from apathy to kingship willy nilly.

I still agree that it makes no sense for the other lords to accept him as king, not for the ones that were there for all the events, nor for the Dorne, Riverlands and Vale lords.

General Discussion / Re: I'm fucking sick of this
« on: May 16, 2019, 05:17:55 pm »
Should have done your autistic posting a few years ago buddy, like the rest of us. I'll be top 3 renown forever.

General Off Topic / Re: Game of Thrones - Season 8 - 4/14/2019
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:46:44 pm »
I think Ned's Stark death is probably half the reason for the ridiculous success of the show, the other half being the Red Wedding. Both moments created so much buzz that every casual and their mother heard about the show and started watching.

General Off Topic / Re: Game of Thrones - Season 8 - 4/14/2019
« on: May 13, 2019, 11:34:30 pm »
So many storylines and characters snuffed out, could have been worse I guess, but generally rather anticlimactic and lazy. I literally feel I could have done a better job writing this and I know nothing about writing. That is the joy I get out of Game of Thrones now, thinking about easy fixes to retarded writing.

I was really expecting Cersei to threaten to blow up the city with wildfire. If coupled with a reveal that Cersei has lied about being pregnant just to sway Jaime's loyalty, that could lead nicely to Jaime finally deciding to kill her. Would have fit nicely with the drinking wine and trying to get pregnant with Euron, with the wildfire which they surprisingly had not actually forgotten about, with the Jaime killing Aerys thing, the whole valonqar deal, and Euron could have walked in and made a nice "kinslayer" pun and then they could have fought. Cersei is killed, the city is saved, and then Daenerys does her thing.

Staggering that they did nothing to counter the scorpions. An obvious fix would have been Drogon nuking the water to create clouds of steam as cover, or if you want it over the top, the dragon showing of a newfound ability to divebomb into the water and resurface in the center of the fleet, like a seagull. Combined with pretending it got hit and for just a moment fostering the idea that it dropped dead into the water, that could have been pretty swell, albeit a little off the wall.

Cleganebowl was lackluster. There was fire all over the city, and they did nothing with Sandor's fear of fire. They could have had Gregor suddenly speaking a few lines, taunting the Hound's scars or his fear of fire, driving Sandor to finally rush through fire to kill him. Now Gregor was just a slab of meat and revenge did not seem satisfying. I did like that Sandor let Cersei calmly stroll by, reinforcing the idea that Sandor never cared about the big game going on.

Golden Company could have just fought well at the walls or in the streets, and after seeing half the company burn, they leader could have decided that no sum of gold is worth dying like that, having them break their first contract.

Daenerys I do not mind so much, when she was sitting on her dragon I was contemplating if I considered it convincing for her to snap. Initially I thought no, that it was very rushed, but honestly I am not sure what they should have done. There was quite a lot there, the death of Missandei + "dracarys", the betrayal from Varys and Jon splling his secrets, the not eating, the very well acted unhinged look and pale make-up, the burning of team Tarly, the "let it be fear" scene, the glances at Jon being adored after the battle of Winterfell while she was sitting alone, the chats between Varys and Tyrion.

Arya could have used ninja powers to open a gate or something, or start ringing a bell, the Arya that smugly ripped of her face after serving the Freys some humble pie should be able to do something instead of run around panting, for no reason other than to get innocent people killed, there was like 15 minutes of that that could made other storylines miles better. Maybe she should have finished the job on Gregor and wink to a dying Sandor who failed.

If only the writing made any fucking sense. Talk about a rush job, first of all. Varys "betrays" Daenerys and gets executed in ten minutes flat, just over and done with for no good reason. None of that made any sense. What did he actually do? How did they find out? No one reacted either to any of it.
They at least implied Varys was actively trying to poison Daenerys. They could have had Tyrion sniff a cup of wine or something, since wine is his only skill now, or have him shoot a meaningful glance at a little bird walking around and it would have been more complete but still subtle.

General Off Topic / Re: Game of Thrones - Season 8 - 4/14/2019
« on: April 29, 2019, 08:25:07 pm »
This was way worse than I dared to expect. No twist, trucks full of plot armor, only Edd, Beric and Jorah dying(?), no Azor Azai, no noteworthy Lord of Light, no Bran plot whatsoever, no magic protection in the crypts or other Stark lore, they forgot they had Ghost in the episode, no clear effect of Valyrian steel and obsidian, "godly assassin murdering entire families" Arya being a massive pussy, Night King being completely uninteresting and dying like a wet fart.

It looked good, some parts of the battle was well done, but good action movies like John Wick still bore me, and so did this. I'll be watching the rest of the show at 1.5x speed just to get through it. Scrolling through some quotes from D&D make it clear I was a fool for expecting anything more once the source material ran out, they are complete idiots who should have been kept far away from a franchise like this.

General Off Topic / Re: Game of Thrones - Season 8 - 4/14/2019
« on: April 28, 2019, 03:26:52 pm »
I agree with all of this
If the the Night King is not a destructive for of evil after all, and he just wants to be with his woman, then why lock her away in the first place.

I've played all dark souls with kb/m and the experience was just fine, Sekiro is first I played with a controller.
Dropping to my death in Blighttown got me to borrow a controller.

Probably a 9/10 for me
You've come to this conclusion playing with mouse and keyboard?

General Off Topic / Re: Game of Thrones - Season 8 - 4/14/2019
« on: April 25, 2019, 12:46:35 am »
Also why is nobody talking to Bran if he's supposed to be able to see everything that's happening and has happened? Like, I don't know, about how the Night King was defeated before and what kind of things it can do and what it's after, etc., etc?
Yeah, that is what you get when you introduce superpowers, you have to explain the limitations, otherwise not utilizing them to their fullest is just a glaring plothole. It could be pretty easy, maybe accessing events that involve the Night King are a massive risk since he is clearly some counter-greenseer that is aware of Bran, maybe Bran can only access events of which he knows when and where exactly they happened. Both reasonable explanations, but you gotta state these things.

I still have hopes that GRRM had a great ending in mind early in the process of writing, clearly he got lost in the plot himself, but he had some long range lines set up. Maybe the show writers have some great idea from GRRM's notes to work with and I will somehow be astonished and satisfied by the ending. Part of me fears that GRRM did not really get beyond the "Ice and Fire" being Jon and Dany thing and there is nothing left in his notes. The entire Night King is already a bit of a lackluster final villain for a show that had many great morally complex characters. So far he is just a force of evil, like Sauron, he just wants to turn the world to shit, okay riveting.

General Off Topic / Re: Game of Thrones - Season 8 - 4/14/2019
« on: April 23, 2019, 07:45:32 pm »
"Naath, I'd like see the beaches again"
"Then I will take you there"
"My people are peaceful, they cannot protect themselves"

This conversation makes no sense to me. Ah well, with these plans for the future they'll be dead anyway, or maybe the only two non-white named characters will end up on the throne.

The guy from "Battle of the Bastards" is directing the next episode, yay, I'm sure the battle will make a lot of sense. Should've gotten the guy from the loot train napalm battle instead.

General / Re: Donkey team no longer developing M:BG / OKAM
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:36:00 pm »
Wait, there are people playing OKAM?

« on: September 17, 2017, 11:44:02 am »
Well, not what this thread is about, but Uriah Hall got a real grimey win against number 10 ranked Jotko. His striking is still something to behold, so crisp and explosive, with extremely good balance. Still, any pressure fighter should walk straight through him, he just seems scared and off his game under any kind of pressure.

« on: September 16, 2017, 09:03:40 pm »
Happens to way too many fighters after they get KO'd. They'll forever after be tentative.
That is not what he's saying.

I am always reluctant to be impressed with KO artists until they fight world-class competition, but Uriah's KO shots were just extremely explosive and not very telegraphed or anything. It does feel like something has changed and he can't pull the death trigger anymore. That quiet "sorry, Adam" in TUF was kind of heartbreaking. Still, many of his losses are split decisions or against excellent competition. He's had a year off, he might put on a show.

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