Ohohoh, we've got a demonkin fight on our hands, ladies and gentlemen. Place yer bets! I've got three denarii on Kye, our favorite spiky boi. (No matter how adorably terrified he is of Hanan. Do you happen to have a full frame, without text, of his face there, Scorp? Definitely meme-worthy.)
Maybe that's enough to do the poll, after all? What do you guys think? I would post it in several different places (Twitter, Facebook, here, etc.) and then add up the results.
So, if you're to be the judge of all the entries, does that mean I'll get some feedback for my diorama? Because I'd really like that?
Sure, I can give feedback. I really liked your dio, especially the minifigs! Quite a variety, and I always enjoy seeing my stickers put to use. I also really liked the detailed story behind each photo, in the description. The blue & red factions reminded me of Xarkon and Victory. I understand you had trouble working 'earth' into the design, and that's fine. The biggest improvement I would suggest would be tying the whole thing together with a solid base, like a baseplate.
Glad I managed to make it, even if it was only for the last 2 hours or less! lol. I can't believe I forgot to put on my Saber-Scorpion shirt! D'oh!
Thanks for the 'fig, and hope you enjoy yours too! Will ship out the rest of your package soon.
Oh man, I didn't even see those BrickWarriors Gondor items! Guess I should have looked more closely. Also, is that Paladin sword based on Jaime Lannister's from Game of Thrones? I was just working on a minifig of him and it looks very similar. Weird coincidence. I would have preferred an accurate version of Anduril, myself, but oh well.
So I'm still wasting my time in World of Warcraft.
They're tearing up Azeroth again! You'd think that would hardly be possible, since it's been a total wreck ever since Cataclysm, but at the ending of Legion, we finally overthrew Sargeras (the Satan of Warcraft lore, leader of the Burning Legion demons) and as a parting gift he stabbed the planet Azeroth with his sword. You can visit his sword in-game. It's sticking out of Silithus, and it's possibly the biggest structure in the game's history. You can see that thing from halfway across Kalimdor if you have your draw distance maxed! It's massive.
The wound it created in Azeroth is causing a volatile mineral called Azerite to erupt from the ground everywhere, and the Horde and Alliance are back at war to fight over this new MacGuffin. The Battle for Azeroth prequel events are all available in the game right now. The Horde burns down Teldrassil (Darnassus, the Night Elf home city), and the Alliance takes out Lordaeron (Undercity, the Forsaken Undead home city), which Sylvanas destroys as she's leaving. Sylvanas has gone full Garrosh now and no longer has any interesting character depth - she's just pure evil to the core. Which sucks, but I guess Blizzard has forgotten how to write villains who aren't totally 1-dimensional. Still, most other parts of the story are pretty awesome. All of the Alliance leaders really get to shine, especially Jaina, who is now Elsa from Frozen if after her parents died at sea she got PISSED. There are lots of cool new cinematics, plus the in-game cutscenes.
The pre-BFA events (and rewards, including 2 unique mounts) are only available until the 14th, when the expansion officially launches.
Hope some of you guys are still gonna be there tomorrow. I was hoping to drive up there today, but it didn't work out, so I might try again tomorrow for Sunday. If I can get there early enough for it to be worth it...
Just saw Mission Impossible: Fallout a couple days ago. Holy crap, it's so good. I really thought that Rogue Nation might be the last time I would say "best one yet", but... no, this is once again the best one yet. I do not know what dark magic enables these movies to keep getting better and better when most film series tend to do the opposite, but I hope they keep it up. Go watch it, right now. Unless you haven't seen all the other M:I movies yet, in which case you should catch up on them first, since this one has lots of continuity and callbacks to the others, particularly 3, 4, and 5.
So, my main gaming PC died recently, which spurred me to finally sit down and finish Mass Effect: Andromeda on my PS4. I had been warned that the ending was a letdown, especially since it hints at sequels that will almost certainly never happen now. The warnings were right. After the requisite "allies you have gathered" show up, the final boss fight is just "shoot down waves of robots and hack 3 computers" while the Big Badguy spouts the most generic villain lines of all time. I am not exaggerating - they are so cliché it feels like parody. The Big Bad looks extremely stupid too. He's probably the least serious & intimidating Big Bad of all time. He makes Lord Helmet seem like Jon Irenicus.
Anyway, once you hack all 3 computers, he just sort of falls down and dies. You don't even have to fight the Architect he's controlling. Architects are the biggest robots in the game and by far the hardest enemies to fight... but all of them are optional, and the main story is a cakewalk even on the hardest difficulty. The only time I died in the final fight was when the game crashed. Finally, we're treated to a surprisingly short cutscene, after which we get all these emotional ending conversations with the crew, and then "it's off to the next adventure!"... or not. There are hints of an even bigger big-bad out there, and a search for the Quarian Ark - DLC and sequels that we'll have to leave to our imaginations.
There's not much else I can say that I haven't already... It was a lame soft reboot of the Mass Effect universe that didn't try to do anything very new or interesting, but taken on its own, it wasn't THAT bad - not nearly as bad as its critics made it out to be. I don't feel like I totally wasted my time or my ten bucks. Honestly, I enjoyed it quite a bit more than Dragon Age 3 from the main Bioware studio. *shrug* Shame EA killed it so quickly.
EDIT: Oh! I forgot to mention the results of my choices... There weren't many. The allies I gathered showed up, a few characters were different than they might have been (you get to choose the pathfinders of the other races, and who rules Kedara), etc. - but unless I'm mistaken, I don't think anything I did affected the final outcome of the main story. There were hints of dissent in the enemy ranks that made me wonder if I could drop some truth bombs on the Big Bad and talk him down rather than shoot him down (remember how you could talk Saren into killing himself in ME1? great stuff), but those led nowhere. Disappointing.