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@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

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@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)



Fus-Roh-DUY! (noob has Skyrim)

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#821 Caldwin


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:11 PM

*pout* Well, I'll be over here in the corner with my vanilla Switch.
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Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:37 PM

Ain't nothing wronh with vanilla... but it really is the difference between ordering off a menu and a buffet.
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Posted 20 February 2020 - 03:16 PM

*Casts Raise Dead on the Topic*


So I'm currently doing my yearly "Let's try to complete Skyrim's Main Quest/DLC" (9th Annual!) run...and I'm actually going to be able to check the Thieves Guild quest off the list! And despite being a 9 year old title, I've actually kept myself relatively spoiler free when it comes to the meat and potatoes of the Thieves Guild story too. Oh the high beats I all know after this time, but the hows and whys I've succeeded in keeping it vague.



And boy do I have some observations about it that I'm not going to bother to spoil because it's been 9 years.



So the Thieves Guild quests just aren't very good, are they? Outside the East Empire Company Warehouse, I didn't feel too much like a thief. I know Devin and Vex give out the actual thieving assignments, but I didn't really expect the iconic thief stuff to be relegated to Radiant Busy Work while the principle quest feels disjointed and tonally all over the place. One minute I'm Indiana Jones and the next minute I'm a small fry Dark Brotherhood member killing Bandits who are inexplicably used in certain locations to denote the fact I can kill these NPCs without penalty.


And now I'm nearing the end of things. Mercer Fray's run off with the Guild loot (...but why?) and plans to steal the Eyes of the Falmer (The what? Is this relevant?). To stop him, I have to become a Daedric Power Ranger, apparently.


Seriously, the Grey Fox stuff in Oblivion was interesting in that Nocturnal was only tangentially involved due to the Grey Fox stealing her hood in the first place. But the idea that Nocturnal's been recruiting Thieves Guild members to be Power Rangers is...baffling. Like, the Companions being Werewolves makes more sense then this plot device. And speaking of the Companions, at least in that quest chain you have the option to say no to becoming a Werewolf. Yeah the Companions story just...stops...if you do so but you aren't railroaded into it. The Nightingale stuff you literally cannot say no too, despite the fact you are expressly told you bind your soul to a Daedric Lord with this action.


I mean, I owe Fray for trying to gut me like a fish but I'm not sure my Imperial Dragonborn is comfortable with making a pact with a literal demon to do so.



I also like the fact the Thieves Guild turns Calecemo in Markarth into the foremost authority on the Falmer, despite the fact the rest of the game insists he's the Dwemer expert. I mean there's room for overlap there, but I have to laugh when his understanding of Falmer language came from a "Rosetta Stone" I have to make a rubbing of. And the reason I'm laughing is because there's zero build up or indication of such a thing prior to you getting to that room. Much in the same way there's a Bandit Hideout inside a Warehouse of the East Empire Company. Or, in addition to the established NPC guarding Mercer's residence in Riften, it's also home to a handful of Bandits that the established guardian of the property fails to mention to you.


It's been a hot decade since I did Oblivion's Thieves Guild quest chain, but I remember being surprised at the final mission there having as much combat as it did since that wasn't a thing for Thieves Guild quests up to that point. And I've run through Morrowind recently enough to know combat was never much of a factor in THAT Thieves Guild run.


I mean, none of Skyrim's Guilds really impressed, story-wise but at least the Dark Brotherhood and College of Winterhold stories build to an appropriate climax with what came before. Even the Companions quest chain did that, and prior to doing the Thieves Guild I was convinced the Companions shipped in a incomplete state and was only ever really there to grant the player the ability to become a Werewolf. Now I'm thinking the Companions was working as intended, and the Thieves Guild story was the early rough draft turned final product due to time crunch.


Outside the fact Fray literally stabbed me, I have zero reason to give a damn about anything happening in this entire guild's story. Oh and now I'm a Daedric Power Ranger. Because when I think Thief, I think cosmic powers granted by Zordon Nocturnal.

Edited by Rust, 20 February 2020 - 03:29 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:05 PM

I haven't played Skyrim in a while. I think Bethesda as a whole has just soured on me. Skyrim was fun, don't get me wrong. But with games like Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy XIV...Skyrim just feels like its showing it's age.

I did do Thieves Guild, but mostly as a way to level my stealth skills and for some of the synergy that you get working both 5he thieves guild and the dark brotherhood.

Companions remains my favorite simply because I love being a werewolf and Aela has been my wife 3 out of 3 playthroughs.

Still pretty much done with Skyrim over all.
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Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:09 PM

Never bothered to have a wife or children in Skyrim. Maybe I'll change that this go around. Not sure who I'd marry, if I'm going to be honest. Maybe Saadia, the barmaid in Whiterun? I did save her from those Al'kir Assassins after all...

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:34 PM

And now I present the Skyrim Thieves Guild quest...entirely without context:



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Posted 22 February 2020 - 03:20 PM



Ironbite-it's true but LoL.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 04:16 PM

Finally wrapped up Skyrim's main quest after 9 years.


Nothing kind of takes the punch out of a final confrontation quite like a weapon with the enchantment (from a mod) that reduces Armor Rating by double digits (63 to be exact) for 10 seconds each swing. And yes, that does stack.


Combine that with Dragonrend and pretty much every Dragon goes down in seconds.

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