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In Topic: Destiny 2: Coming to PC via Blizzard of all people

07 September 2017 - 07:13 AM

I've only played the beta intro segment where the Cabal destroy the Tower, but it seems nice. I mean, it pretty much seemed like Destiny to me, but heck, I'll certainly play it now that it's on PC and I don't have to sub to PSN/XBL. If anyone else is on PC, my b.net is SaberScorp#1456

In Topic: Official Wulfgard Q&A Topic

05 September 2017 - 09:26 AM

Question Time!


1: Is Alchemy basically Science in this universe?


Well, that depends on what you mean by Science. I mean, almost everything is science, right? An architect designing a building, a blacksmith forging a sword, cooking - these things are chemistry, physics, etc.  :P


So, I guess you mean chemistry? In that case, yeah, pretty much. Sometimes there are magical enchantments involved too, but these are of course illegal under the Imperium.


Honestly, I meant mutation, not that there would be demonic animals running around all of a sudden. Would this work with foliage and trees too, creating something similar to Blights from DnD? Or would it just kill the forest within a certain radius?


In most cases, when an explosion of unstable magic warps an area of the earth, the majority of plants and animals simply die. But a few may survive as twisted, mutated versions living amidst the corruption. The creatures of the Blasted Wastes or the twisted trees in the Forest of Shadows are examples of this. Not sure about it bringing trees to life so that they walk around per se - that seems more like Wulfgard's wood trolls, which are very tree-like - but some hostile new plant life is certainly possible.

In Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?

05 September 2017 - 08:49 AM

So I'm still addicted to these bloody online collectible card games I guess. Here's what's new in some of them:


Gwent updated recently, adding 30 new cards and heavily changing a lot of the existing cards, forcing everyone to rethink their old strategies. It worked out great for me at first, because Scoia'tael were powerful as hell, and I'm a Squirrels main anyway. Death to humans! Drive the ape-men into the sea! But just this morning they kinda nerfed some of the best elf cards (Vrihedd Officer, Elven Wardancer), so that might put a damper on my huge Elven winning streak. Might have to try switching back to Dwarves instead, or try building a Movement deck instead of a Mulligan deck. The worst thing you will run into in Gwent is people who save certain super-weapons for their very final play - namely: using Zoltan to move as many of your cards as they can to a single lane and then hitting that lane with Geralt:Igni or Merigold's Hailstorm (which are OP, plz nerf). Really puts a damper on your carefully built-up dwarven battle lines. I try to counter with Sheldon Skaggs, but you must save him until immediately after they play Zoltan... Anyway...


Oh! And CD Projekt also says they will be adding a new single-player story campaign soon, so here's looking forward to that.


Hearthstone has gotten more and more unplayable over time as the "meta" changes. The current meta is simply: "Druid." If you meet a druid player, you might as well just forfeit and get it over with. There are not one but TWO kinds of overpowered druids in the meta: the Jade Golems druid and the Buff Shit Really Fast druid. The latter will utterly destroy you by turn four, and the former will utterly destroy you at any point in the late game.

The Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion added an anti-JadeDruid card that eats all 1-cost spells (meaning no infinite golems for the druid), but it's still not enough. KoFT also added bunch of death knight versions of heroes, but they are hard as hell to play well. The Mage one sounds powerful as crap, but once you actually play it against skilled opponents, you realize it doesn't stand a chance against some of the ridiculous gimmick decks out there, like any Druid or the silly Resurrect Priest. Basically the whole meta is gimmicky netdecks right now.


I also tried out this other game called Elder Scrolls: Legends just for giggles, and as I figured, it's pretty much a 100% Hearthstone ripoff, unlike Gwent. The title page even says "Heroes of Skyrim" exactly like Hearthstone's "Heroes of Warcraft", as if things weren't obvious enough. The only little changes include the two "lanes" of play (one of which stealths any units played to it) and the addition of "runes" (players will draw a card when they are damaged to these stages of health, and some of these cards can be played immediately). Each deck is made of 2 different main card types, which are based on different attributes (back when TES games had those, lol): strength, dexterity, endurance, etc. - but I can't seem to get a good feel for exactly how each deck is supposed to play. They don't each feel as unique as Hearthstone's classes or Gwent's factions. Strength/Agility seems to work best for me, since it's got a good combo of power, lethality, and adaptability to changing board situations.


Fake edit: Also, Gwent has by far the best artwork of any of them, just throwing that out there. Hearthstone is fine but cartoony, and TES:L is passable but looks cheap if you enlarge it. The Gwent art is friggin' stunning at full size. They hire some terrific artists. I've been hunting them all down and following them on Artstation.

In Topic: Game of Thrones: What about Ygritte, Jon?

21 August 2017 - 09:09 AM

So, I haven't watched this show since season 5, but from what I'm hearing, basically exactly this happened?


In Topic: My Little Pony (Season 7 and a movie!)

21 August 2017 - 09:08 AM

The MLP movie looks like "Equestria gets invaded by rejects from every other animated kids movie." Ehhh, hopefully it will have some OK moments.


Anyway, the last couple of seasons of this show have been sub-par compared to the first 5 (the only memorable part of season 6 was the amazing Christmas Carol episode), but season 7 has had a few gems, especially two of the recent episodes. Anyone who hasn't been watching lately should at least take a look at "The Perfect Pear," which guest-stars William Shatner and Felicia Day (who sings!) in the long-awaited episode about Applejack's missing parents. It's a good one. And then stick around for "Fame and Misfortune," in which the long-missing best writer on the show (M.A. Larson) finally returns to basically make fun of the fandom using a story about the Mane 6 publishing their journal across Equestria. It's got a great song too. Really good episodes.