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  1. Comment on Alternate Scripts for Game of Thrones Season 8 in ~tv

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    The script is remarkably better then what we received. Just a weird situation all around. Moving on, I'm really looking forward to the Wheel of Time T.V. show. It has a good showrunner who gives a...

    The script is remarkably better then what we received. Just a weird situation all around. Moving on, I'm really looking forward to the Wheel of Time T.V. show. It has a good showrunner who gives a shit, and a magnificent ending for the book series. Get hyped.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Blues tie Stanley Cup Final by overpowering Bruins in ~sports

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    As a Leafs fan, if the Blues win I will feel an unhealthy amount of schadenfreude. This is especially the case when one considers how the Bruins have had the refs in their back pocket and have...

    As a Leafs fan, if the Blues win I will feel an unhealthy amount of schadenfreude. This is especially the case when one considers how the Bruins have had the refs in their back pocket and have generally acted like a bunch of thugs the entire playoffs. Go Blues.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Stunning video shows the packed peaks of Mount Everest amid deadly season in ~misc

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    A fool and his money are soon parted. For some, that includes their life.

    A fool and his money are soon parted. For some, that includes their life.

    9 votes
  4. Comment on Google announces "Stadia", a new game-streaming platform with deep YouTube integration in ~games

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    This will be huge. Normies will be all over this. People were saying the same things about Netflix that everyone is saying about Stadia now. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

    This will be huge. Normies will be all over this. People were saying the same things about Netflix that everyone is saying about Stadia now. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Official Trailer 2 in ~movies

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    There is an innate quality shown in these trailers that suggests it'll actually be a good movie, rather then be a passable game-to-film adaption. The filmmakers are already working on a sequel,...

    There is an innate quality shown in these trailers that suggests it'll actually be a good movie, rather then be a passable game-to-film adaption. The filmmakers are already working on a sequel, and if movie is a good as the trailers suggest, they have every right to be excited. I can see this blowing up into a huge movie franchise quite easily.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Guild Wars 2 Developer ArenaNet Plans For Mass Layoffs in ~games

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    Nostalgia is the reason that people want to revisit older things. I suspect Classic WoW will be a massive success, but we won't know for sure until later this year. I'll be playing it, and I know...

    Nostalgia is the reason that people want to revisit older things. I suspect Classic WoW will be a massive success, but we won't know for sure until later this year. I'll be playing it, and I know there are lots of curious people that will pop in. Attaching it to the WoW subscription was the perfect move, and if they actually support it I can see Blizzard eventually either developing Classic WoW with proper hindsight (no flying, dungeon finder, sharding, keep everyone on Azeroth) or just rolling through the expansions every few years. We'll see.

    Your example in Albion Online is a curious case: it isn't overwhelmingly good, nor is it overwhelmingly bad. It's just OK, which is probably the worst thing for a game to be if it wants to stand out. Why should people play a worse version of Runescape, even if Albion Online has far better graphics? The answer is that they shouldn't, and they don't.

    I would argue that MMORPG genre isn't dying. Instead, a subset of the genre--the theme-park MMO-- is dying, and it is a miracle it has lasted so long to begin with. A unique, competently developed MMORPG without a looming publisher is something we that the industry hasn't seen since WoW. Everything since then has either been a WoW clone, destroyed by various forms of incompetence, or not ambitious enough in order to succeed. The next generation of MMO's have a really good chance of striking out on their own and becoming successes due to their financial freedom and overall competence, and I couldn't be more excited.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Mississippi players kneel during anthem in protest at local Confederacy rally in ~sports

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    I agree. There are a lot of people on both sides of the political spectrum who are fulfilling their purpose as Useful Idiots. This is an example of that.

    I agree. There are a lot of people on both sides of the political spectrum who are fulfilling their purpose as Useful Idiots. This is an example of that.

  8. Comment on Guild Wars 2 Developer ArenaNet Plans For Mass Layoffs in ~games

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    I never really got into it, TBH. Just wasn't my thing. A lot of people were turned off by the style, the raids, and the questing. I don't know of much else without doing some research.

    I never really got into it, TBH. Just wasn't my thing. A lot of people were turned off by the style, the raids, and the questing. I don't know of much else without doing some research.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Guild Wars 2 Developer ArenaNet Plans For Mass Layoffs in ~games

    Easlye (edited ) Link Parent
    You speak the truth, but an old-school MMORPG that ticks all the boxes will do well, IMO. It'll just be like the MMORPG that WoW was originally aiming to be, a 100k sub MMO instead of the 12...

    You speak the truth, but an old-school MMORPG that ticks all the boxes will do well, IMO. It'll just be like the MMORPG that WoW was originally aiming to be, a 100k sub MMO instead of the 12 million sub behemoth that WoW eventually became. I just want a traditional old-school MMO that's actually good, not whatever Wildstar was trying to be.

    I also don't think there will be an MMO as hardcore as Everquest was. A melding of both--eliminating needless timesinks where required-- would do a lot to ensure player longevity. Look at the fuss around Classic WoW, there is definitely an audience for it.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Guild Wars 2 Developer ArenaNet Plans For Mass Layoffs in ~games

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    That's because they are bad. Wildstar had a ton of problems that weren't remedied in time for the player-base to care.

    That's because they are bad. Wildstar had a ton of problems that weren't remedied in time for the player-base to care.

  11. Comment on I've taken the leap from reddit in ~tildes

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    /r/fantasy is fantastic, literally the best forum for fantasy discussion on the internet. In terms of scholastic discussion like you are referring to, I wouldn't know.

    /r/fantasy is fantastic, literally the best forum for fantasy discussion on the internet. In terms of scholastic discussion like you are referring to, I wouldn't know.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Guild Wars 2 Developer ArenaNet Plans For Mass Layoffs in ~games

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    There is a starving community that has patiently waited for an old-school MMORPG for almost two decades. If Pantheon is good, I expect it to thrive.

    There is a starving community that has patiently waited for an old-school MMORPG for almost two decades. If Pantheon is good, I expect it to thrive.

  13. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    The discussion is more mature because the majority of the people here are people who actually want to have a healthy, thriving community. Honestly, I wouldn't mind if Tildes remained invite-only...

    The discussion is more mature because the majority of the people here are people who actually want to have a healthy, thriving community. Honestly, I wouldn't mind if Tildes remained invite-only or have an extra barrier to get in, because now that I'm here it's such a breath of fresh air that I really don't want to see this community vanish.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Vote box should be on the left-hand side in ~tildes

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    I think this is the best solution. Having it on the far-right side as a default is fine, but if people want an option to have it on the left that should be fine too.

    I think this is the best solution. Having it on the far-right side as a default is fine, but if people want an option to have it on the left that should be fine too.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on I'm downsizing my digital life. Do you listen to a lot of music? How do you archive it? in ~tech

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    I personally use Musicbee to archive my music, although I've barely used it as most of my library can be found on Spotify, which receives a ton of usage.

    I personally use Musicbee to archive my music, although I've barely used it as most of my library can be found on Spotify, which receives a ton of usage.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening to Grizzly Hills Radio, a 24/7 World of Warcraft radio. It's great.

    I've been listening to Grizzly Hills Radio, a 24/7 World of Warcraft radio. It's great.