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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing

    I was just reminded by a post on r/Freefolk that the only purpose of the horse that Arya rode away on at the end of episode 5 was to make it look cool. Once again they show us that they don't care at all about logic as long as it makes a scene look good.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/freefolk/comments/bqpfk2/earns_my_vote_for_the_most_useless_character_award/

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing

    Just watched the ending. Honestly, after the last three episodes which I all hated with a passion I didn't expect much from the last episode. I still hated the first half for all the reasons I hated the last episode. The rest of the episode just left me with an empty feeling. This isn't a bittersweet ending like GRRM told us we would get, this felt more like a fairytale ending, but whatever.

    I guess I'm just glad we won't get any more disappointing episodes of Game of Thrones and I can just rewatch seasons 1-4 and try to pretend it all ends there. I also hope GRRM finishes his books (though I am sceptical about that) and delivers something with the quality of what we used to get, so we will at least have something better than this.

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    posted a message on Dalaran Heist is a bummer

    I have completed only one run so far, but it was an absolute blast. I picked a passive treasure that just did some random stuff every game (the description said something like: sometimes gives random advice). This guy made my entire run more amusing than I could have ever anticipated. Sometimes he would summon a bunch of taunts out of nowhere, other times he would change the manacost of a 5 mana minion I had just drawn to 10, all while saying stupid stuff like 'let me adjust that manacost for you' or 'that's a great spell, let's cast it again!'. I can't wait to try out a whole bunch of other stuff in this adventure.

    Other than that I'm also excited to try out Zayle, Shadow Cloak, especially the shuffle warlock deck, since I haven't been able to play that myself and it seems like a lot of fun. I'm a big fan of Whizbang the Wonderful but a downside of whizbang is that there are so many decks that it is pretty unlikely that you'll get one of the ones you really like to play. Zayle may offer less variety, but because of this you're more likely to get one of the decks you want (if there is one among the decks he offers).

     In my opinion this adventure also offers a nice alternative to the usual preorder. I didn't preorder this expansion because I want to try to not spend as much as I used to on hearthstone, but this adventure allows me to get some additional packs for a fair price and additionally comes with some great pve content.

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.18 - Final Poll
    Quote from ZardozSpeaks2 >>

    Not into Eavesdropper. I play with the sound off and there are certainly deaf players. Also, think about the best/worst case scenario for this card. You play it, and you know every card in your opponents hand. That isn't fun, even though the auditory challenge and memory test might be fun.

     Those are definitely fair points, I still think it's an interesting concept though and it could lead to some unique gameplay in Hearthstone we haven't seen before if everyone would be able to benefit from it.

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.18 - Final Poll

    Imho, Eavesdropper isn't getting the attention it should. And I'd Tap That also got a vote from me, because the flavour and theme really are brilliant enough to justify that.

     I agree, Eavesdropper is definitely my favorite among all of these. Although I do think it should be at least epic in rarity (Someone at Blizzard recently stated that the main aspect that determines card rarity is the complexity and/or uniqueness of the card, and I'd say this is pretty damn unique). I'm also not sure if this is the optimal statline and manacost for a card like this but that is always something that is up for debate. Nevertheless I just love the idea of dropping this dude and being blasted away by a whole bunch of playsounds while trying to make sense of them.

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing

    If this video doesn't prove to you why Daenerys burning down an entire city of innocent people is completely nonsensical then nothing will:

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    posted a message on Video showing Zayle's animations and sounds :)

    Here it is:

    Yes this is sort of self advertisement. No I am not ashamed!

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.18 - Final Poll

    Damn there are some reeeaaally fun and interesting designs here. I'm glad someone decided to do a design competition with no restrictions and to let everyone's imagination run wild. The first phase of this competition seemed to be really rough so it's a privilege to have made it to the final poll. Thanks for voting and good luck to all the other finalists!

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from Kaladin >>

    Character being different in later seasons than in earlier seasons = character progression, as long as we like the outcome

    Character being different in later seasons than in earlier seasons = inconsistent writing, as long as we hate the outcome

     

    come on guys

     Let me correct you:

    Character being different in later seasons than in earlier seasons as a logical result of his experiences and actions = character progression

    Character being different in later seasons than in earlier seasons just for the sake of subverting expectations or plot requirements = inconsistent writing

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from DarkArchon21 >>
    Quote from GerritDeMan >>

    To all the people saying Daenerys' actions made sense and were set up properly I'd like to point out the following:

    In the first 4 seasons Daenerys was constantly trying to help the helpless. She wanted the dothraki to stop mindlessly killing and raping people, even though that is basically their entire culture. She killed all the slavers in Astapor and told the slaves she freed (including the unsullied) that they were free to go. She went to Yunkai, where they offered her ships so that she could go to Westeros and do what her initial purpose was, but instead she chose to free the people of Yunkai from their masters. Then she went on to Meereen to do the exact same and stayed there to make sure slavery was going to be ended permanently.

    Sure, after that things definitely didn't all go too well for her until halfway through season 6 where suddenly everyone flocked to her side. Then when she went to Westeros things still didn't go very smoothly, but in the end she got what she wanted. Jon told her he doesn't want the throne so there's really not much reason for her to worry about him being the true heir, and she beat Cersei. Even if everyone knew about Jon's true heritage he could just say 'I don't want to be king and I declare Daenerys the queen of the seven kingdoms' and most people would have been okay with it. 

    It has already been stated enough that her going mad was setup poorly so I won't go into that too much, but all of you who think her actions made sense are forgetting this: She won, every one of her enemies surrendered to her, and even if she still decided her enemies (or just Cersei since no one besides her and Euron have actively wronged her) had to pay for their actions, she could have just gone straight for the red keep where all of her remaining enemies were. The main problem isn't Daenerys 'going mad', it's that she has apparently become so mad that she is slaughtering countless innocents for no damn reason at all, while she used to be someone who would do everything to make sure that the oppressed masses are treated appropriately.

    Daenerys has had the tendency to go too far in punishing those she believed to be in the wrong so I can see why you would think Daenerys losing it made some sense, but I just can't possibly begin to understand how you can think that it makes sense for her to mindlessly slaughter innocent civilians.

    Edit: also this: https://www.reddit.com/r/freefolk/comments/bo7qug/remember_when_dany_was_devastated_because_her/

     

     

    It blows my mind how many people are saying something along the lines of you, that this was out of no where and we didn't see it coming...Like really????

    Almost every time she has tried to do something right or listened to her advisors it has bite her in the ass. I mean like where should we start? Her descend into finally snapping has been in the works for a long time.

    - Her brother treated her like trash like she was a object her whole life.
    - When she tried to be merciful to the witch that was about to be raped she ended up betraying her by killing her husband and unborn child.
    - When she was in Qarth she was betrayed by the person that let her into the city and also one of her close friends.
    - Barristan Selmy gets iced when the city turns on her.
    - When helping Jon it ended up costing her a Dragon when she went North of the wall to save him.
    - At Winterfell loses half her army and Jorah trying to do the right thing.
    - Missandei gets her head chopped off.
    - Gets betrayed once again by her close advisor Vary's.
    - Loses another Dragon
    - Finds out she's not actually the true heir and destined for the throne
    - Has another relationship go to shambles with Jon
    - Most of Westoros is taking a dump on her face
    - Most people aren't giving her the respect she deserves after everything she has sacrificed.

    Am sure am missing a few more things here and people are sitting here wondering why she's so emotionally unstable and finally snaps and says fuck it when Cersei is in her sights. Honestly it's very realistic. Sometimes people just snap under the pressure and in the moment especially after a series of traumatizing events.

     Did you even read my post? I said that I can understand that she would go crazy AT CERSEI, not at thousands of innocent people who have not wronged her in any way.

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    To all the people saying Daenerys' actions made sense and were set up properly I'd like to point out the following:

    In the first 4 seasons Daenerys was constantly trying to help the helpless. She wanted the dothraki to stop mindlessly killing and raping people, even though that is basically their entire culture. She killed all the slavers in Astapor and told the slaves she freed (including the unsullied) that they were free to go. She went to Yunkai, where they offered her ships so that she could go to Westeros and do what her initial purpose was, but instead she chose to free the people of Yunkai from their masters. Then she went on to Meereen to do the exact same and stayed there to make sure slavery was going to be ended permanently.

    Sure, after that things definitely didn't all go too well for her until halfway through season 6 where suddenly everyone flocked to her side. Then when she went to Westeros things still didn't go very smoothly, but in the end she got what she wanted. Jon told her he doesn't want the throne so there's really not much reason for her to worry about him being the true heir, and she beat Cersei. Even if everyone knew about Jon's true heritage he could just say 'I don't want to be king and I declare Daenerys the queen of the seven kingdoms' and most people would have been okay with it. 

    It has already been stated enough that her going mad was setup poorly so I won't go into that too much, but all of you who think her actions made sense are forgetting this: She won, every one of her enemies surrendered to her, and even if she still decided her enemies (or just Cersei since no one besides her and Euron have actively wronged her) had to pay for their actions, she could have just gone straight for the red keep where all of her remaining enemies were. The main problem isn't Daenerys 'going mad', it's that she has apparently become so mad that she is slaughtering countless innocents for no damn reason at all, while she used to be someone who would do everything to make sure that the oppressed masses are treated appropriately.

    Daenerys has had the tendency to go too far in punishing those she believed to be in the wrong so I can see why you would think Daenerys losing it made some sense, but I just can't possibly begin to understand how you can think that it makes sense for her to mindlessly slaughter innocent civilians.

    Edit: also this: https://www.reddit.com/r/freefolk/comments/bo7qug/remember_when_dany_was_devastated_because_her/

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from linkblade91 >>

    Or maybe this is the ending GRRM had always envisioned, leaving D&D to scramble for some kind of connecting line that got them from the earlier seasons to this result. Dany becomes the Mad Queen because Martin told them she would, but we don't have the time or the pages to get there on a slower clip. This could be seen as a failure of D&D in their attempts to wrap up the show sooner than HBO would prefer, but much of this comes down to what they were given to work with.

     I agree that D&D were probably not given enough to work with by GRRM, but that still doesn't excuse their incredibly lazy and inconsistent writing.

    'Dany kinda forgot about the Iron fleet' -> dumb shit like this is proof that they don't care anymore and just want to be done with the show as soon as possible.

    But hey, at least we got a zombie polar bear am I right?

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from GerritDeMan >>

    Holy fucking shit what an absolute shitshow. I mean, I didn't expect much anymore and they still managed  to disappoint.

    How do you follow up episode 3 and manage to get even worse?

    So we start off by firing Varys because he is the last smart character left in the show and we can't have that. Everyone is surprisingly okay with this.

    Then we start the battle with some quick maths:

    1 Scorpion vs Drogon = taken out of combat with one hit, taking two shots

    about 5 scorpions vs Drogon & rhaegal = instant kill with triple bullseye

    ALL THE SCORPIONS vs Drogon = incapable of doing anything

    all the previous set up of "the odds are frighteningly even" are thrown out of the window. The entire Night King plot therefore had ABSOLUTELY NO POINT and if you ignored that it happened ABSOLUTELY NOTHING would change.

    Drogon has also upgraded his fire breath to a disintegration beam that explodes on impact. There is no explanation. MEanwhile the Dothraki have learned the power of mitosis and multiplied of screen. They still fail to factor into the battle except for one scene.

    Arya is determined to killl Cersei despite it being pretty clear that Cersei will not survive anyways. She immediately gets talked out of it by the HOund, who for some reason is really determined to kill his brother. This has nothing to do with his arc. He goes on basically a suicide mission to get revenge, despite him barely even mentioning it before. His entire story was about changing him from a lonely nihilist to someone who actually cares about certain people...but no, Cleganebowl has to happen. It wouldn't make sense if he just followed Arya and 1v1d the mountain to let her follow Cersei or something...nnah he's just gonna do his Mortal Kombat shit, because fuck it, his character has been dead in the books for a long time so it really doesn't matter whether he has an actual consistent characterization or not.

    Also, for some reason the Mountain conveniently decides to have some desire to fight his brother despite being a braindead zombie. There is no reason for this other than Cleganebowl. Did they forgot that the Mountain doesn't actually hate his brother? He pushed him into the fire as a kid and is just a dick. He doesn't give a fuck about him otherwise. There's literally no reason why he would abandon his post just for a 1v1.

    Dany goes from 0 to insane for no reason at all. There's literally nothing to provoke her. She destroyed all the scorpions and all she has to do is burn down the Red Keep. Instead she decides to do a little Holocaust just because. After all, we only have one episode left and we need a reason for her to die. Also we conveniently never actually cut to her while genociding so we just have to assume she's laughing maniacally, her hair has turned green, she has the words "damaged" tatooted on her forehead and talks about how "all it takes is one bad day"....presumably

    we also get to follow some random orphans on their way to their extremely predictable death, because we have to manufacture drama somehow.

    Arya has upgraded her Faceless Man game and instead of stealing faces she stole Euron's plot armor. He still had enough to casually swim up to shore and run into Jaime only to attack him for no reason. What is Euron's motivation? Previously it was that he wants power...then it was that he just wants to bang the queen. HIs character is non-existent, but apparently he's still important enough to not just get axed by the dragon.

    Jon Snow continues to be useless as usual.For some reason all the Lannister soldiers still want to kill him though. His character at this point can be summed up by "I don't want to"

    We no longer like Grey Worm. the Northerners are apparently psychopaths who commit war crimes the instant they have the opportunity too. Nobody tell the writers that the main reason why raping and pillaging happens is because the soldiers basically went through hell and have lost their humanity. these soldiers barely even fought anyone, they steamrolled a few confused soldiers and that's it. There is literally no reason for them to do anything of the sort, but hey, the dickless man with a hatred for helmets threw a sword so I guess it's time to go berserk.

    Oh yeah and Tyrion again wanders around battlefields looking concerned

    Arya continues to be punished for Killstealing and is rendered useless the entire episode. Instead, the coldblooded, downright inhuman assassin gremlin now becomes the audience stand-in to showcase the horrors of war. As a parting gift from the lord of light for doing such a good job she gets a horse to ride into the sunset. There is no symbolism. It's just ********.

    Did I miss anything?

     

     

     You missed Cersei and Jaime dying in the most anti-climactic way possible, because D&D once again subverted our expectations by having them killed by none other than, wait for it... falling rocks! On top of that Jaime's entire character arc is now completely ruined because he has ended exactly where he started back in season 1 when he was a completely different person. I guess he was scared of having to fuck Brienne for the rest of his life instead of Cersei who was actually good at it?

    Other than that, great job, I agree with everything.

     

     I have to admit, I actually liked her ending, partly because no matter how it was set up there wouldn't have been a satisfying death for her. Arya killilng her? Cool, but ultimately boring, Dany roasting her? Same.

    I like that in the end it showed Cersei to still be human. I mean, she was basically sure she was going to win (and she would have if not for plot convenience) so having her witness her own downfall and realizing it was kind of poetic.

    On the other hand Jaime was completely ruined as a character, but hey, at least we know whoever wrote the prophecy was a dyslexic moron who can't tell the difference between "dies by her brother's hands" and "dies in her brother's arms"

     Yeah I agree about Cersei's death, I still don't think it was great, but it was definitely one of the better handled parts of the episode (although that doesn't mean much lol).

    I was mostly disappointed with Jaime's actions and death in this episode, and because he and Cersei died together I guess I extended my hate to Cersei's death as well while that wasn't my intention.

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    Holy fucking shit what an absolute shitshow. I mean, I didn't expect much anymore and they still managed  to disappoint.

    How do you follow up episode 3 and manage to get even worse?

    So we start off by firing Varys because he is the last smart character left in the show and we can't have that. Everyone is surprisingly okay with this.

    Then we start the battle with some quick maths:

    1 Scorpion vs Drogon = taken out of combat with one hit, taking two shots

    about 5 scorpions vs Drogon & rhaegal = instant kill with triple bullseye

    ALL THE SCORPIONS vs Drogon = incapable of doing anything

    all the previous set up of "the odds are frighteningly even" are thrown out of the window. The entire Night King plot therefore had ABSOLUTELY NO POINT and if you ignored that it happened ABSOLUTELY NOTHING would change.

    Drogon has also upgraded his fire breath to a disintegration beam that explodes on impact. There is no explanation. MEanwhile the Dothraki have learned the power of mitosis and multiplied of screen. They still fail to factor into the battle except for one scene.

    Arya is determined to killl Cersei despite it being pretty clear that Cersei will not survive anyways. She immediately gets talked out of it by the HOund, who for some reason is really determined to kill his brother. This has nothing to do with his arc. He goes on basically a suicide mission to get revenge, despite him barely even mentioning it before. His entire story was about changing him from a lonely nihilist to someone who actually cares about certain people...but no, Cleganebowl has to happen. It wouldn't make sense if he just followed Arya and 1v1d the mountain to let her follow Cersei or something...nnah he's just gonna do his Mortal Kombat shit, because fuck it, his character has been dead in the books for a long time so it really doesn't matter whether he has an actual consistent characterization or not.

    Also, for some reason the Mountain conveniently decides to have some desire to fight his brother despite being a braindead zombie. There is no reason for this other than Cleganebowl. Did they forgot that the Mountain doesn't actually hate his brother? He pushed him into the fire as a kid and is just a dick. He doesn't give a fuck about him otherwise. There's literally no reason why he would abandon his post just for a 1v1.

    Dany goes from 0 to insane for no reason at all. There's literally nothing to provoke her. She destroyed all the scorpions and all she has to do is burn down the Red Keep. Instead she decides to do a little Holocaust just because. After all, we only have one episode left and we need a reason for her to die. Also we conveniently never actually cut to her while genociding so we just have to assume she's laughing maniacally, her hair has turned green, she has the words "damaged" tatooted on her forehead and talks about how "all it takes is one bad day"....presumably

    we also get to follow some random orphans on their way to their extremely predictable death, because we have to manufacture drama somehow.

    Arya has upgraded her Faceless Man game and instead of stealing faces she stole Euron's plot armor. He still had enough to casually swim up to shore and run into Jaime only to attack him for no reason. What is Euron's motivation? Previously it was that he wants power...then it was that he just wants to bang the queen. HIs character is non-existent, but apparently he's still important enough to not just get axed by the dragon.

    Jon Snow continues to be useless as usual.For some reason all the Lannister soldiers still want to kill him though. His character at this point can be summed up by "I don't want to"

    We no longer like Grey Worm. the Northerners are apparently psychopaths who commit war crimes the instant they have the opportunity too. Nobody tell the writers that the main reason why raping and pillaging happens is because the soldiers basically went through hell and have lost their humanity. these soldiers barely even fought anyone, they steamrolled a few confused soldiers and that's it. There is literally no reason for them to do anything of the sort, but hey, the dickless man with a hatred for helmets threw a sword so I guess it's time to go berserk.

    Oh yeah and Tyrion again wanders around battlefields looking concerned

    Arya continues to be punished for Killstealing and is rendered useless the entire episode. Instead, the coldblooded, downright inhuman assassin gremlin now becomes the audience stand-in to showcase the horrors of war. As a parting gift from the lord of light for doing such a good job she gets a horse to ride into the sunset. There is no symbolism. It's just ********.

    Did I miss anything?

     

     

     You missed Cersei and Jaime dying in the most anti-climactic way possible, because D&D once again subverted our expectations by having them killed by none other than, wait for it... falling rocks! On top of that Jaime's entire character arc is now completely ruined because he has ended exactly where he started back in season 1 when he was a completely different person. I guess he was scared of having to fuck Brienne for the rest of his life instead of Cersei who was actually good at it?

    Other than that, great job, I agree with everything.

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     This is beautiful, thank you.

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