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    posted a message on I just got double golden legendary in one pack!

    Nice.  Best pack I had was a golden legendary, legendary, two epics and a rare that my daughter opened for me.  Golden Legendary was Millhouse, oh well, lol.

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    posted a message on Big priest this, big priest that...
    Quote from snowbear4 >>

    its the bottom of tier 2 a lot of the hatred is unjustified

    The hatred is not about the win rate, it's about how dumb the deck is and how annoying it is to play against.  70% of the matchup is determined before turn 1, with what deck you are playing.  The other 30% is 1. whether they have Barnes turn four and 2.  what minion is pulled from Barnes/Shadow Essence.  There is no skill, variation or anything else about the deck.

    Shudderwalk shaman had a terrible win rate and Blizzard still took steps to nerf the deck because people despised playing against the deck.  This is pretty much the similar situation.

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    posted a message on Is there a point for spending gold at Dalaran for a F2P player?

    To not stress about maximizing every ounce of gold and enjoy the game?

    The point of the game is to have fun.   If you have fun doing pve adventures, you should buy it.  Is opening 4 packs more fun than a few hours of pve content?

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    posted a message on I feel cheated by this game

    Congrats! I pushed for legend once, made it to rank 2, and then after reset to rank 14 or whatever I decided it wasn't ever worth trying again.  Real life is more important, but man I wish I had gotten it. 

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from crossx1 >>

    The season and especially the finale was a fucking travesty.. and GRRM is the only one who can redeem it if he ever gets around to it.

    GRRM has his own mess in the books that he wrought upon himself.  Too many characters and plotlines, I worry that completing it is hopeless.  However, maybe after watching the wreck that the final seasons were, it might get him up to the task.

    On a side note, has anyone mentioned (here or on another site) how the wildlings were walking like the undead wights on the very final shots of the episode?  And that the shots of them heading North were just a liiittle too long, as if the producers were trying to make a point.  Just the general frame of the shot with them disappearing into a haze amongst the trees was very wight-like.

    I mean, at this point anything in the story is possible, so why not foreshadow a return of Jon as the Night King , because... of course.  Just so long as they explain how Jon went from a Stark to the Night King in under 2 episodes.  

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing

    After episodes 3-5, I had so little hopes for this last episode.  I was more just happy it was over.  Other than Bran becoming King and that whole meeting with the lords which made no sense, it actually *could* have been a decent last episode, if only the previous three episodes were two seasons worth of content, not some rushed hack of a just making things up to get to the final episode.  If you saw the end of season 7, and then saw the final episode, you would be excited to see seasons 8 and 9 and see the downfall of Dany.  Except it was 3 episodes....

    The weird thing is that HBO didn't cap the final season episode count on the producers... they could have had 10 or so episodes.  I wonder what they were thinking when they went for only 6 episodes.

    Also, to those who compare D&D to GRRM and praise GRRM, let's not let him off the hook.  Yes, the TV series is a mess, but there is a reason GRRM hasn't finished the books.  The books are out of control with too many plot lines and characters, that I don't think he will, or could, ever finish it.  Don't forget Lady Stoneheart, the other, other Targaryan that's alive, all the crap with Dorne, all the crap with the Iron Islands, the Hound-who's-dead-but-being-impersonated, and a bunch of other plotlines I have forgotten since it's been years since I read the books.  The TV series thankfully glossed over or ignored those, but the books have to address them because GRRM introduced them.  Basically, either the series will be another 8 books, or he's going to have to do what the TV show did and quickly kill-off or resolve these plotlines for the sake of the getting it finished, in which case it will be bad.

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    posted a message on Dalaran Heist is a bummer

    Why are people comparing this to the old adventures?  It's not one of those.  Those were one of the three releases of the year that actually released new cards into the meta. 

    We still have the three releases, this is just some extra add on side game that has no impact on playing hearthstone.  I'm on the fence about whether I like it or not, but to complain about the mode by comparing it to old adventures is a totally false argument. 

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    posted a message on The RoS adventure is far worse value than buying packs
    Quote from GentilleMouche >>

    1) add adventures with card rewards for 700 gold per wing. 

    2) remove adventures because not enough people pay for it. 

    3) bring back adventures, remove card rewards, still pay 700 gold per wing. 

    Blizzard is blizzard. No calculation needed, RoS adventure is way overpriced. 

     "Blizzard is blizzard" is the stupidest thing I heard.  Blizzard is a company.  They do need to, you know, make money.  So they spent a huge amount of resources to create this content, likely approaching a million dollars when you add up time, salaries, etc., and you expect to get it for free?  Millennials.... Don't ignore the fact that you can get it for 700 gold a week, which is effectively free since you can make that gold for free.

    Also, adventures were removed because the model did not provide enough cards to shake up the meta, not because people didn't buy them.  It was like 5 class cards per class and 4-5 common legendaries, no class legendaries, and just wasn't enough unless they printed OP cards which had its own issues.

    Regardless, at the end of the day, it's a game.  The game is played for enjoyment.  You buy packs and spend gold to increase your enjoyment playing the game.  The question you should really be asking is if opening 4 packs gives you the same amount of enjoyment that playing the PvE content for hours would give you.

     

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from YJHS2000 >>
    Quote from GetchX >>

     Let's take a look at what Dany has done throughout the show, shall we?

    • Dany threatens to cut off her brother's hands if he hits her again

    *snip*

    Yes. Dany is was a totally kind a delightful ruler up until season 8 episode 5. If anything is clear, its that the only thing holding her back the entire time from not doing this earlier were here trusted advisers, who are now all dead or untrusted

    There's a difference between *could* and *did*.  Yes, all of those things *could* have been building up in her, pushing her to the breaking point.  However, just because something *could* happen, doesn't mean it did.  And if this is what the writers were going for, you would think, you know, it would be a major plot point over the last couple seasons, the slow unravel of Dany to madness.

    The point is that it was a terrible writing job, regardless of what why she did what she did.  Either you are right and she did totally snap, in which case it's terrible writing because at no point did the show present any of this inner turmoil until the last two episodes.  Or she did this consciously and deliberately to secure her place as queen and rule by fear, which is terrible writing because the entire previous 8 seasons she's drawn a very noticeable and strong line about hurting innocents, and that she wants to be a queen to end tyranny.

    It will be the latter, of course.  She'll be quite able-minded and un-remorseful in the last episode, and it'll all be about Jon and how he handles the threat of what her being queen means.  It's the only viable plot line left; her going mad on us would be a boring final episode without drama.

    Oh, and by the way, Dany realized leaving Astapor and Yunkai in shambles was a mistake, which is why she stayed in Mareen for years to stabilize the city and learn how to rule as a good ruler.  Her advisors wanted her to sail to Westeros and take the crown, but she put off grabbing the crown to save the people of the city.  Sure doesn't sound like Dany in the last episode, does it?

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    posted a message on May 14th Hearthstone Update - Dalaran Adventure Data
    Quote from user-23571841 >>
    Quote from Vapiesh_2137 >>

    if you only care about dust buy packs

    you get 107 dust average per pack

     Or save it for future Expansions, where you get 7 Packs full of new cards.

    Or, you know, enjoy the single player content for fun, and not worry about maximizing every piece of gold for dust.

    In the end, it only matters if it is enjoyable.

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

    On another note, anyone realize that we completely lost the Quaithe plot line?  The chick with the glass face mask back in season 2???  Guess that's just something we'll brush under the rug along with Victarion Greyjoy and the Dhampfir (however you spell the drowned god priest).

     Had to look her up to see who you meant (having never read the books). Seems like she was another adaptation casualty - understandable, given the sheer insanity that is the number of characters and plot threads in the books. At least she got to show up, however briefly.

    I can't fault the show for trimming plot threads - given how rushed they've made the story in these last seasons, with them clearly just wanting to end it instead of fleshing everything they did use out properly first, I can't imagine the disaster it would have been if they'd tried juggling Lady Stoneheart and various other fairly major characters too.

    They'd probably just have half of them get slaughtered in the Battle of Winterfell and the other half show up dramatically in King's Landing in time to catch a fireball to the face. It'd be a better ending for them than some of the existing cast have gotten.

    The sheer number of characters still alive in the books is part of the reason why I don't think GRRM has finished the books.  It's gotten out of hand for him, and the show at least did the smart thing and killed off some of the characters that /should/ have been killed off in the books.  Stoneheart and Mance are the first the come to mind, but I'm sure there are others (it's been so long since I read the books). 

    Honestly, while the writing is good in the books and each individual plot line is interesting (to varying degrees), the sheer volume of characters and plot lines makes the entire series as a whole too cumbersome.  The books are out of hand and the plot lines are going in a mess of directions.  Don't forget all of Dorne and the Iron Island storylines that the TV series (thankfully) mainly glossed over.  Jeez, I just remembered the other, other Targaryen heir that the books decided to introduce on us, because of course that's what we needed.

    This is what undid The Wheel of Time around books 8-10 (if you read them), but thankfully Jordan/Sanderson team was able to get through the slog of too-many-characters/plot lines and bring us to the end.  GRRM is deeper in that mess, because not only does he have sooo many plot lines, they aren't even converging, and he feels the need to create two more plot lines when one finally finishes.  I honestly don't think he'll ever finish the books, although after how the TV series is ending, maybe he will finish it off to set the record straight on his life's work.

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

    I haven't seen anyone saying that the Dany turn came "out of nowhere".

    I did, however, clearly illustrate how it was handled terribly.  Almost as if GRRM told the show writers that was how it needed to end, and they lacked any ability to bring it from point A to point B in a coherent fashion.

    There was no prior event from Daenerys that precipitated changing the targets of her ire from her enemies to innocents AND there was no trauma she experienced in the moment that properly sets up the "she just snapped" defense.  Furthermore, the setup was so easy to make that trauma happen (as I illustrated in my long post on this page), a conscientious fan could have a lot of trouble not looking on this episode as a disappointment, regardless of the eye candy or the end result.

    In other words, everyone who has read a fan forum already knew that the fans were expecting Dany to go blood-mad.  The end plot point is fine.  The way they got there was amateurish and sad.

    When a unstable person goes into war on a flaming dragon you're telling me a person can't just snap in the heat of battle especially when staring at the place that holds one of your biggest enemies that chopped the head off one of your best friends? Yeah sure man, ok. She had tons of trauma in her before the battle even started leading up to it.

    First, you ignore that at the point she "snapped" was the exact point she won when the bells rang.  You don't snap when you win, you snap when you see your friend's head chopped off.  Yet she held off attacking the citizens until the point she won, meaning she did this deliberately and with clear thought.

    I mean, honestly, in the last episode, do you think it'll start off with her crazy mad, incoherent and trying to kill everyone else, like her father?  Or will it start off with her trying to rationalize what she did (likely the stupid "they need to fear me" argument)?  It goes without saying that it is number 2 (the writers aren't *that* bad).  It'll be a dumb episode of testing Jon's resolve and beliefs, watching him mope around and we wonder will she accept her as queen, which ultimately he won't, and he or someone else will likely kill her.

    Regardless, if she was in clear mind when she did this (she was), then she, you know, should at least be in character.  Yet this is the character who all throughout her life has been fighting for the people she killed, and said she would not be a tyrant or harm the innocent.  Remember, "I will not be the queen of ashes" in f'ing season 7.  She didn't snap, it was deliberate and planned.  Except Dany would never do this, and was done for the sake of the plot and to be "shocking".

    I guarantee you, watch the last episode, she'll be back to being Dany and trying to justify what she did for her rule.  And just to be clear, I never really liked Dany, and seeing her go into a downward spiral to her demise would have been an interesting character downfall and cool way to end the story.... you know... if it hadn't been done over the course of 3 scenes in 2 episodes.

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing

    Yeah, credit is due to the actors.  Emilia is doing a fantastic job of trying to sell us this s**t.

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

    ........you've never seen someone suddenly snap and lose their shit in real life?  At a certain point, you no longer can keep it together and all the emotions you've been trying to calm all come back to the surface and you stop being rational.  I don't know why it's so hard to believe, since that's how it actually works.  

    Right, but they still follow some semblance of logic.  She snapped, we get it, yet her "emotions she's been trying to calm" were against Cersei, not millions of innocents.  If she snapped, she would have gone straight to Cersei and the red keep and burned it down.  She's been trying to save the masses all 7 seasons, and you're saying she snapped and decided, I'm going to spend 30 minutes burning this city down in a rage and kill everyone I've tried to protect, meanwhile my true enemy just sits up in a tower right there and I'll ignore her?

    Also, let's not forget she "snapped" right at the point she f'ing won.  The city bells were ringing in surrender, she won, this would NOT be the time she would snap.  If she was to snap, it'd be after Mellesendai or the dragon died, not when she won what she spent her whole life trying to achieve.

    It's dumb, and just a gimmick so they can have Jon kill Dany at the end (there's absolutely no other resolution for the series at this point), and then say "see, GoT was never predictable to the end!" even though all the other shocking moments were actually, you know, seamless and in character for everyone involved, and helped /push/ the narrative instead of flip it on its head.

     I get the impression you've never experienced this anger yourself.  It's not logical.  

     Oh, I’ve broken stuff and flipped out on people.  But this is like your favorite sports team wins the championship, and you snap and all of a sudden spent the next hour killing bunnies.

    Turn Danny into a heel, fine.  She never was my favorite (except for the nude scenes), but just make it believable and well written.  And not in the span of one episode where we are all guessing what exactly happened.  

     

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

    ........you've never seen someone suddenly snap and lose their shit in real life?  At a certain point, you no longer can keep it together and all the emotions you've been trying to calm all come back to the surface and you stop being rational.  I don't know why it's so hard to believe, since that's how it actually works.  

    Right, but they still follow some semblance of logic.  She snapped, we get it, yet her "emotions she's been trying to calm" were against Cersei, not millions of innocents.  If she snapped, she would have gone straight to Cersei and the red keep and burned it down.  She's been trying to save the masses all 7 seasons, and you're saying she snapped and decided, I'm going to spend 30 minutes burning this city down in a rage and kill everyone I've tried to protect, meanwhile my true enemy just sits up in a tower right there and I'll ignore her?

    Also, let's not forget she "snapped" right at the point she f'ing won.  The city bells were ringing in surrender, she won, this would NOT be the time she would snap.  If she was to snap, it'd be after Mellesendai or the dragon died, not when she won what she spent her whole life trying to achieve.

    It's dumb, and just a gimmick so they can have Jon kill Dany at the end (there's absolutely no other resolution for the series at this point), and then say "see, GoT was never predictable to the end!" even though all the other shocking moments were actually, you know, seamless and in character for everyone involved, and helped /push/ the narrative instead of flip it on its head.

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