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@  Paladin : (18 June 2019 - 05:59 PM)

so anyway how is your sex life?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2019 - 10:50 AM)

These jokes are tearing me apart.

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Only if the customer reviews give it all high marks.

@  Patch : (18 June 2019 - 04:42 AM)

Are they going to call it "I-Did-Nawtflix?"

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed


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#421 HellCat

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:23 PM

I think this absolutely started as a response to misogynist gatekeeping but now the other side gatekeep just as bad. The aforementioned comic, claims The Mandalorian shouldn't exist because all it does is promote 'toxic masculinity', etc.

I think the sheer stupidity of the current fanbase was summed up a few weeks ago. Official site ran a poll asking if you'd be Resistance or First Order. Some fans lost their shit, declaring it was a "Would you be a Nazi poll" and it was eventually removed.

I get that in this current climate political allegory and subtext are more important than ever but these people need to get over themselves. Do these people think they've 'joined the resistance' when every penny they put into Star Wars goes into Disney, an increasingly bloated mega corporation on a global scale?

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 10:34 AM

I don't care who's to blame, I'm just so goddamn tired of how everything is "US VS. THEM" these days. I never want to hear the word 'toxic' again unless Dr Nuvo Vindi has come up with some crazy new shadow virus.

 

 

 

Also, thanks Google for giving me nightmares as I went to fact check that dumb joke.

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That first design looks like a creature from a Walter Moers book.



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:35 AM

So this week is the 20th anniversary of The Phantom Menace. Woah, so much time has passed since then.

 

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 05:26 AM

I found this piece about the history of Star Wars being appropriated for political commentary (going back to the Reagan era). It is kind of distressing in some way.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 22 May 2019 - 05:27 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:19 PM

So this week is the 20th anniversary of The Phantom Menace. Woah, so much time has passed since then.

 

 

only 20 years has passed :p

 

and where are my prequel special editions??


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:31 PM

Weren't the prequels also edited after their original release? Like replacing the Yoda puppet with a CG model.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:12 PM

oh yeah. forgot about that. but that was only in ep 1


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:34 PM

So... I went to Star Wars: Galaxys Edge in Disneyland.

They had us queued just outside the land for about 15 minutes. While I was there I launched the Datapad App thats designed to help you interact with the land. I got notes for several quests - mostly finding and scanning details or vehicles. So I said sure, why not? And I accepted a quest to Run the diagnostics on the X-Wing. Cool.

Were let into the land on the Resistance side and low and behold, theres the full size X-Wing. So I stopped, and hacked the X-Wing which consisted of a little mini game where I connected some dots. Bading, X-Wing hacked! Yay.

Immediately the X-Wing lit up, started making engine sounds and blowing smoke out of the exhaust. My jaw dropped. I had done that.

That sets the entire tone for the land. I quickly found wandering about that I could also hack speeders and droids, intercept communication lines, or tag areas for the Resistance or First Order in an ongoing control game (Resistance won while I was there). Waking around seeing such a detailed place, with the sounds of ships flying overhead and such huge interactivity was amazing.

Which lead to the first stumbling block - my battery was low. By the end of my four hours it was almost out and I had to drastically scale back the awesome interactivity after about an hour. Have a full battery people.

The second stumbling block was unfortunate as it kinda soured my first hour there. I went to build
my own droid because A) Cheaper than a Lightsaber, B ) the lines were supposed to be short and most importantly, C) I could buy a little backpack to carry it around with me as I explored the land and could have it interact.

It took me an hour to get through the droid building experience. They sold out of several bits including the legs I wanted for the original color scheme I envisioned. But after 45 minutes of wait and 15 minutes of building, I plugged my droid into the startup (which is super cool) and had my new buddy.

And it was only then that I found out the backpacks had sold out yesterday. As that was literally the reason I wanted to build the droid first, that really soured me on the whole process.

So now having to carry this bulky droid box around, I kinda wandered around aimlessly, unable to interact with the land because my hands were full. The droid does react to stuff, but its hard to tell when youre carrying the box and cant hear him over the ambient noise.

Not knowing what else to do, I went shopping. Now if theres anything I can give top marks too, its the shopping experience. Yes, everything is expensive. But everything is amazing. You will not find a single Star Wars logo anywhere - everything you buy is in universe. And the products you get are fantastic. Even more amazing is the shopkeepers are in character. They refer to prices in credits and ask if you have any credit reduction plans. At the creature shop, they ask you to adopt the creatures and offer you cages and ask what you want to name them. At the Imperial shop when they asked about discounts, I said does my loyalty to the Emperor count and they completely played along with it (short answer: no). The cast always greets you with either Bright Suns! during the day or Rising Moons at night. Basically it was amazing. Although, while shopping I made mistake number 2: Never buy a Djarrik Gamebord until youre ready to leave. Good lord that was a pain to lug around.

So getting tired, I dropped off at the Docking Bay to eat some Shaak Shank. Basically a pot roast with pasta instead of potatoes. It was fine.

Rested up and seeing a small wait time for the Millennium Falcon ride, I went over there. The Pre Show is amazing, with a full size Hondo in all his Hondo glory, and rather hilarious too. After that, they hand you your job assignments and usher you into the Falcon waiting room which is fantastic. Be on the lookout for Porg Nests everywhere and press all the buttons. Then onto the ride itself!

The ride has a fatal flaw. You see, youre assigned the jobs - pilot, gunner and engineer - at random. But all jobs are not created equal. Or to put it another way, if your pilot is a 6 year old brat who doesnt know what he or she is doing, its going to wreck the experience for everyone else. And both of the two times I road (gunner both times), we had a 6 year old girl as a pilot. And heres the thing, piloting is hard enough as it is. Throw someone who doesnt know or care in and its a disaster. The second time we got way off track and spent a good chunk of it with nothing to shoot because we were nowhere near the target. So please parents, I dont care how much Timmy whines, stick him in the gunner or engineer spot because the experience will be better for everyone else. They can screw up without drastically affecting the others, but if you have a bad pair of pilots, youre sunk.

Otherwise the ride is pretty sweet. Particularly notable is that the screen is outside the cockpit which gives it this nice realism.

After my first falcon ride it was some more shopping, then a dinner snack at the Ronto roaster, which again was fine (but apparently didnt agree with me that night).

I went on the Falcon the second time after nightfall and then grabbed Blue Milk on the way out, and the best I can say is I didnt hate it.

Wow that review came across as much more negative than I intended it to be. But dont get me wrong, I had a great time, but its clear they need to get the kinks out of the system. But the overall experience - walking into the land and seeing everything so real, walking into Dok Ondars and seeing a cavalcade of obscure references, watching stormtroopers escort Kylo Ren down the street threatening people as they look for the Resistance Spy... its absolutely an amazing thing to see. But Id wait a year or two for the second ride and a slow day.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:47 PM

Well I guess the new viral news about Star wars is how much Tim Ross, costume actor for Admiral Akbar, felt disrespected by Rian.

 

I feel bad for the guy but as much as I dislike Rian I don't feel like what happened was done maliciously. Basically they had him reference the Akbar meme in costume declaring "It's a Wrap!" which he felt in conjunction with his character basically getting off screen killed without nary a mention of it was just too much disrespect. I also feel bad for the guy because he's getting a bunch of hate over speaking up about his emotions and how it upset him. I guess he felt like Akbar was a loved figure and people are just tweeting him about how his character was nothing but a meme and he's delusional to think he had anything else but a gag bit.



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So... I went to Star Wars: Galaxys Edge in Disneyland.

They had us queued just outside the land for about 15 minutes. While I was there I launched the Datapad App thats designed to help you interact with the land. I got notes for several quests - mostly finding and scanning details or vehicles. So I said sure, why not? And I accepted a quest to Run the diagnostics on the X-Wing. Cool.

Were let into the land on the Resistance side and low and behold, theres the full size X-Wing. So I stopped, and hacked the X-Wing which consisted of a little mini game where I connected some dots. Bading, X-Wing hacked! Yay.

Immediately the X-Wing lit up, started making engine sounds and blowing smoke out of the exhaust. My jaw dropped. I had done that.

That sets the entire tone for the land. I quickly found wandering about that I could also hack speeders and droids, intercept communication lines, or tag areas for the Resistance or First Order in an ongoing control game (Resistance won while I was there). Waking around seeing such a detailed place, with the sounds of ships flying overhead and such huge interactivity was amazing.

Which lead to the first stumbling block - my battery was low. By the end of my four hours it was almost out and I had to drastically scale back the awesome interactivity after about an hour. Have a full battery people.

The second stumbling block was unfortunate as it kinda soured my first hour there. I went to build
my own droid because A) Cheaper than a Lightsaber, B ) the lines were supposed to be short and most importantly, C) I could buy a little backpack to carry it around with me as I explored the land and could have it interact.

It took me an hour to get through the droid building experience. They sold out of several bits including the legs I wanted for the original color scheme I envisioned. But after 45 minutes of wait and 15 minutes of building, I plugged my droid into the startup (which is super cool) and had my new buddy.

And it was only then that I found out the backpacks had sold out yesterday. As that was literally the reason I wanted to build the droid first, that really soured me on the whole process.

So now having to carry this bulky droid box around, I kinda wandered around aimlessly, unable to interact with the land because my hands were full. The droid does react to stuff, but its hard to tell when youre carrying the box and cant hear him over the ambient noise.

Not knowing what else to do, I went shopping. Now if theres anything I can give top marks too, its the shopping experience. Yes, everything is expensive. But everything is amazing. You will not find a single Star Wars logo anywhere - everything you buy is in universe. And the products you get are fantastic. Even more amazing is the shopkeepers are in character. They refer to prices in credits and ask if you have any credit reduction plans. At the creature shop, they ask you to adopt the creatures and offer you cages and ask what you want to name them. At the Imperial shop when they asked about discounts, I said does my loyalty to the Emperor count and they completely played along with it (short answer: no). The cast always greets you with either Bright Suns! during the day or Rising Moons at night. Basically it was amazing. Although, while shopping I made mistake number 2: Never buy a Djarrik Gamebord until youre ready to leave. Good lord that was a pain to lug around.

So getting tired, I dropped off at the Docking Bay to eat some Shaak Shank. Basically a pot roast with pasta instead of potatoes. It was fine.

Rested up and seeing a small wait time for the Millennium Falcon ride, I went over there. The Pre Show is amazing, with a full size Hondo in all his Hondo glory, and rather hilarious too. After that, they hand you your job assignments and usher you into the Falcon waiting room which is fantastic. Be on the lookout for Porg Nests everywhere and press all the buttons. Then onto the ride itself!

The ride has a fatal flaw. You see, youre assigned the jobs - pilot, gunner and engineer - at random. But all jobs are not created equal. Or to put it another way, if your pilot is a 6 year old brat who doesnt know what he or she is doing, its going to wreck the experience for everyone else. And both of the two times I road (gunner both times), we had a 6 year old girl as a pilot. And heres the thing, piloting is hard enough as it is. Throw someone who doesnt know or care in and its a disaster. The second time we got way off track and spent a good chunk of it with nothing to shoot because we were nowhere near the target. So please parents, I dont care how much Timmy whines, stick him in the gunner or engineer spot because the experience will be better for everyone else. They can screw up without drastically affecting the others, but if you have a bad pair of pilots, youre sunk.

Otherwise the ride is pretty sweet. Particularly notable is that the screen is outside the cockpit which gives it this nice realism.

After my first falcon ride it was some more shopping, then a dinner snack at the Ronto roaster, which again was fine (but apparently didnt agree with me that night).

I went on the Falcon the second time after nightfall and then grabbed Blue Milk on the way out, and the best I can say is I didnt hate it.

Wow that review came across as much more negative than I intended it to be. But dont get me wrong, I had a great time, but its clear they need to get the kinks out of the system. But the overall experience - walking into the land and seeing everything so real, walking into Dok Ondars and seeing a cavalcade of obscure references, watching stormtroopers escort Kylo Ren down the street threatening people as they look for the Resistance Spy... its absolutely an amazing thing to see. But Id wait a year or two for the second ride and a slow day.


From the sounds of the falcon ride, it's pretty much a high end gaming experience? If so seems like it needs adaptive ai that if the pilots arnt anywhere near the objective it gets more restrictive on there controls, to make it more of a rail shooter.
I finally got rid of that big white box.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:13 PM

Hey Fwiffo, how easy would you say it is to buy yellow or white kyber crystals? I've seen videos with large displays of Blue/Green and Red ones at Dok Ondar's but have yet to see white or yellow (and violet too I guess).

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:30 PM

Hey Fwiffo, how easy would you say it is to buy yellow or white kyber crystals? I've seen videos with large displays of Blue/Green and Red ones at Dok Ondar's but have yet to see white or yellow (and violet too I guess).

The colors are hidden. Theyre sold in this little opaque tube.

I dont believe those colors are available at Savvis Lightsaber Experiencd.

So... I went to Star Wars: Galaxys Edge in Disneyland.

They had us queued just outside the land for about 15 minutes. While I was there I launched the Datapad App thats designed to help you interact with the land. I got notes for several quests - mostly finding and scanning details or vehicles. So I said sure, why not? And I accepted a quest to Run the diagnostics on the X-Wing. Cool.

Were let into the land on the Resistance side and low and behold, theres the full size X-Wing. So I stopped, and hacked the X-Wing which consisted of a little mini game where I connected some dots. Bading, X-Wing hacked! Yay.

Immediately the X-Wing lit up, started making engine sounds and blowing smoke out of the exhaust. My jaw dropped. I had done that.

That sets the entire tone for the land. I quickly found wandering about that I could also hack speeders and droids, intercept communication lines, or tag areas for the Resistance or First Order in an ongoing control game (Resistance won while I was there). Waking around seeing such a detailed place, with the sounds of ships flying overhead and such huge interactivity was amazing.

Which lead to the first stumbling block - my battery was low. By the end of my four hours it was almost out and I had to drastically scale back the awesome interactivity after about an hour. Have a full battery people.

The second stumbling block was unfortunate as it kinda soured my first hour there. I went to build
my own droid because A) Cheaper than a Lightsaber, B ) the lines were supposed to be short and most importantly, C) I could buy a little backpack to carry it around with me as I explored the land and could have it interact.

It took me an hour to get through the droid building experience. They sold out of several bits including the legs I wanted for the original color scheme I envisioned. But after 45 minutes of wait and 15 minutes of building, I plugged my droid into the startup (which is super cool) and had my new buddy.

And it was only then that I found out the backpacks had sold out yesterday. As that was literally the reason I wanted to build the droid first, that really soured me on the whole process.

So now having to carry this bulky droid box around, I kinda wandered around aimlessly, unable to interact with the land because my hands were full. The droid does react to stuff, but its hard to tell when youre carrying the box and cant hear him over the ambient noise.

Not knowing what else to do, I went shopping. Now if theres anything I can give top marks too, its the shopping experience. Yes, everything is expensive. But everything is amazing. You will not find a single Star Wars logo anywhere - everything you buy is in universe. And the products you get are fantastic. Even more amazing is the shopkeepers are in character. They refer to prices in credits and ask if you have any credit reduction plans. At the creature shop, they ask you to adopt the creatures and offer you cages and ask what you want to name them. At the Imperial shop when they asked about discounts, I said does my loyalty to the Emperor count and they completely played along with it (short answer: no). The cast always greets you with either Bright Suns! during the day or Rising Moons at night. Basically it was amazing. Although, while shopping I made mistake number 2: Never buy a Djarrik Gamebord until youre ready to leave. Good lord that was a pain to lug around.

So getting tired, I dropped off at the Docking Bay to eat some Shaak Shank. Basically a pot roast with pasta instead of potatoes. It was fine.

Rested up and seeing a small wait time for the Millennium Falcon ride, I went over there. The Pre Show is amazing, with a full size Hondo in all his Hondo glory, and rather hilarious too. After that, they hand you your job assignments and usher you into the Falcon waiting room which is fantastic. Be on the lookout for Porg Nests everywhere and press all the buttons. Then onto the ride itself!

The ride has a fatal flaw. You see, youre assigned the jobs - pilot, gunner and engineer - at random. But all jobs are not created equal. Or to put it another way, if your pilot is a 6 year old brat who doesnt know what he or she is doing, its going to wreck the experience for everyone else. And both of the two times I road (gunner both times), we had a 6 year old girl as a pilot. And heres the thing, piloting is hard enough as it is. Throw someone who doesnt know or care in and its a disaster. The second time we got way off track and spent a good chunk of it with nothing to shoot because we were nowhere near the target. So please parents, I dont care how much Timmy whines, stick him in the gunner or engineer spot because the experience will be better for everyone else. They can screw up without drastically affecting the others, but if you have a bad pair of pilots, youre sunk.

Otherwise the ride is pretty sweet. Particularly notable is that the screen is outside the cockpit which gives it this nice realism.

After my first falcon ride it was some more shopping, then a dinner snack at the Ronto roaster, which again was fine (but apparently didnt agree with me that night).

I went on the Falcon the second time after nightfall and then grabbed Blue Milk on the way out, and the best I can say is I didnt hate it.

Wow that review came across as much more negative than I intended it to be. But dont get me wrong, I had a great time, but its clear they need to get the kinks out of the system. But the overall experience - walking into the land and seeing everything so real, walking into Dok Ondars and seeing a cavalcade of obscure references, watching stormtroopers escort Kylo Ren down the street threatening people as they look for the Resistance Spy... its absolutely an amazing thing to see. But Id wait a year or two for the second ride and a slow day.

From the sounds of the falcon ride, it's pretty much a high end gaming experience? If so seems like it needs adaptive ai that if the pilots arnt anywhere near the objective it gets more restrictive on there controls, to make it more of a rail shooter.
It already is on the rails.

But imagine playing star fox with your Arwing stuck in a corner.

Edited by Master Fwiffo, 04 June 2019 - 05:30 PM.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:44 PM

So you mean like any Star Fox level that isn't All Range mode?


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:47 PM

Well I guess the new viral news about Star wars is how much Tim Ross, costume actor for Admiral Akbar, felt disrespected by Rian.

 

I feel bad for the guy but as much as I dislike Rian I don't feel like what happened was done maliciously. Basically they had him reference the Akbar meme in costume declaring "It's a Wrap!" which he felt in conjunction with his character basically getting off screen killed without nary a mention of it was just too much disrespect. I also feel bad for the guy because he's getting a bunch of hate over speaking up about his emotions and how it upset him. I guess he felt like Akbar was a loved figure and people are just tweeting him about how his character was nothing but a meme and he's delusional to think he had anything else but a gag bit.

 

That just goes to show how poorly Star Wars is being handled right now, clearly Rian Johnson wasn't fit to write the film's script on top of directing it. I feel bad for that actor, he had one of the best quotes from the original saga and then in the sequel saga, they simply shove all of the legacy characters they should be respecting out the nearest airlock in favor of their new characters that no one likes currently without a real passing of the torch story. I believe the sequel saga could of been something great, if they had handled it correctly, but sadly that is not the case.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:26 PM

Glad you had a good time Fwiff. I hope to go myself soon.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:29 PM

Hey Fwiffo, how easy would you say it is to buy yellow or white kyber crystals? I've seen videos with large displays of Blue/Green and Red ones at Dok Ondar's but have yet to see white or yellow (and violet too I guess).

The colors are hidden. Theyre sold in this little opaque tube.

I dont believe those colors are available at Savvis Lightsaber Experiencd.

Yeah. I saw a vid where a guy brought in his own yellow crystal and they wouldn't let him use it.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:31 PM

With the Falcon ride, it does appear to have a wide berth in terms of space around the "level".  I recall that the original art was more "canonical" with only 4 seats, instead of 6.  I can't help but wonder how the ride might be retooled for Disney World, which has a LOT more space to play with.  Several of rides were enlarged or retooled when they made the transition to WDW from DL and vice versa (Splash Mountain in DL has only single rider slots, those are 4 rider seats at WDW).  I wonder if Disney Land got a 6 seat version to accommodate the higher crowds and more compact space they had to work with.

 

It will be interesting to see how the rides compare when wDW's Galaxy's Edge opens in August.  I'm personally waiting until 2021 so I can hit the Ratatouille and Guardians of the Galaxy rides at Epcot and the Tron coaster at Magic Kingdom.



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:33 PM

 

 

Hey Fwiffo, how easy would you say it is to buy yellow or white kyber crystals? I've seen videos with large displays of Blue/Green and Red ones at Dok Ondar's but have yet to see white or yellow (and violet too I guess).

The colors are hidden. Theyre sold in this little opaque tube.

I dont believe those colors are available at Savvis Lightsaber Experiencd.

Yeah. I saw a vid where a guy brought in his own yellow crystal and they wouldn't let him use it.

 

Probably related to the lightsaber elements themselves.  They probably don't have yellow or "white" blades to use with that color of crystal.

 

Which is a touch baffling because Ashoka Tano established "white" as a canonical color.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:53 PM

Thanks for posting about your experiences!  I have been watching Youtube videos showing various parts of the park, and while I have soured on everything Star Wars, this makes me kind of want to go.  Total immersion is the key here.



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:56 PM

 

 

Hey Fwiffo, how easy would you say it is to buy yellow or white kyber crystals? I've seen videos with large displays of Blue/Green and Red ones at Dok Ondar's but have yet to see white or yellow (and violet too I guess).

The colors are hidden. Theyre sold in this little opaque tube.

I dont believe those colors are available at Savvis Lightsaber Experiencd.
Yeah. I saw a vid where a guy brought in his own yellow crystal and they wouldn't let him use it.
 
Probably related to the lightsaber elements themselves.  They probably don't have yellow or "white" blades to use with that color of crystal.
 
Which is a touch baffling because Ashoka Tano established "white" as a canonical color.

The blades actually change color and sounds depending on the cristal inserted. Not sure why they wouldnt let him use his own - he can replace it later I guess.

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