Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


Photo

Diablo III Thread


818 replies to this topic

#761 mx-01 archon

mx-01 archon

    Hello, world

  • Supporter
  • 19338 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 November 2018 - 04:30 AM

 

 

 

trash mobile game that spits in the face of Blizzards' core audience


I don't really get how this is "spits" in anyone's face. At most it seems like a poorly thought out move that garnered some possibly disproportional backlash rather than any attempt to insult anyone. Maybe in a vacuum it might have been better rather than the only "new" offering at a Blizzcon.

The problem is that the Diablo franchise's core audience is PC gamers, and they made the appearance of trying to sell a watered-down, likely microtransaction-laden game as the new great thing to that same crowd. It just wasn't the right crowd to play it to, and the cornered defensive act unfortunately made the whole thing worse.

If they had played it off casually as some side thing to maybe tide the fans over until the next proper game in the franchise, then maybe it would have gone better. But they tried to hype it as a must-have thing instead, and the fans laughed at them instead.

 

So yeah, it's more a mishandled approach rather than a "spit in your face" attempt to insult or antagonize.

 

 

It also comes on the back of around a year of Diablo 3 with no major gameplay adjustments (last major patch was following last year's Blizzcon).

 

Making matters worse, there was a community thread mid-Summer that suddenly got the fandom all jazzed up, by saying, essentially "stay tuned.  There'll be lots of cool new Diablo news in the near future!".  Coupled with the later news that the Diablo franchise was getting top show on the mainstage at BlizzCon, hype and speculation went through the roof... followed by a follow-up message only a week-ish before the Con saying "curb your enthusiasm".

 

It's been a roller coaster of emotions for the fandom over the last several months, and while it was partially the fandom's fault for getting worked up over all sorts of vagaries, the Diablo team didn't do a very good job of managing those expectations and they sorta set themselves up for failure on this one.



#762 Glenn

Glenn
  • Supporter
  • 10600 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:22 AM

People act like hearthstone isnt a microtransaction game that can be played mobile..

#763 The Predaking

The Predaking

    Finally! A new Predaking is here!

  • Staff
  • 39105 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere with Netflix
  • Faction::Predacon

Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:24 AM

Yeah, but Hearthstone has the least invasive microtransactions ever. 


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


#764 Fnu Aw

Fnu Aw

    I like coffee!

  • Staff
  • 39306 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 04 November 2018 - 12:35 PM

The best comment I've seen on this is it was like talking to a motorcycle club about bicycles.


B5ofTKU.jpg


#765 mx-01 archon

mx-01 archon

    Hello, world

  • Supporter
  • 19338 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 November 2018 - 01:40 PM

The best comment I've seen on this is it was like talking to a motorcycle club about bicycles.

 

Trying desperately to sell bicycles to a motorcycle club, even.

 

"C'mon guys, you should love this!  You like two wheels, we've got two wheels, this is perfect for you!"



#766 Monocle

Monocle

    ASM Contributing Editor

  • Citizen
  • 4137 posts

Posted 05 November 2018 - 10:26 AM

 

 

 

 

trash mobile game that spits in the face of Blizzards' core audience


I don't really get how this is "spits" in anyone's face. At most it seems like a poorly thought out move that garnered some possibly disproportional backlash rather than any attempt to insult anyone. Maybe in a vacuum it might have been better rather than the only "new" offering at a Blizzcon.

The problem is that the Diablo franchise's core audience is PC gamers, and they made the appearance of trying to sell a watered-down, likely microtransaction-laden game as the new great thing to that same crowd. It just wasn't the right crowd to play it to, and the cornered defensive act unfortunately made the whole thing worse.

If they had played it off casually as some side thing to maybe tide the fans over until the next proper game in the franchise, then maybe it would have gone better. But they tried to hype it as a must-have thing instead, and the fans laughed at them instead.

 

So yeah, it's more a mishandled approach rather than a "spit in your face" attempt to insult or antagonize.

 

 

It also comes on the back of around a year of Diablo 3 with no major gameplay adjustments (last major patch was following last year's Blizzcon).

 

Making matters worse, there was a community thread mid-Summer that suddenly got the fandom all jazzed up, by saying, essentially "stay tuned.  There'll be lots of cool new Diablo news in the near future!".  Coupled with the later news that the Diablo franchise was getting top show on the mainstage at BlizzCon, hype and speculation went through the roof... followed by a follow-up message only a week-ish before the Con saying "curb your enthusiasm".

 

It's been a roller coaster of emotions for the fandom over the last several months, and while it was partially the fandom's fault for getting worked up over all sorts of vagaries, the Diablo team didn't do a very good job of managing those expectations and they sorta set themselves up for failure on this one.

 

 

It is even worse when you remember what has happened to some of the outside projects.  The big comic that was been writing by Marv Wolfman?  Canceled and gone.  The book of Adriana beastry?  Banished to limbo, and we have no idea when or even if the thing will come out now.  I really feel bad for the Diablo fans, I am not a big hardcore Diablo fan, though I do enjoy playing the games now and then. It just feels awful seeing this happen to them.

 

They really should have announced this at a Chinese based con like ChinaJoy, it would have really gone over much better there.  Yet, instead they hype the thing up to their most hardcore, dedicated, PC player, fans.  Going to Blizzcon is not easy.  Getting the tickets alone is a big test, as they sell out fast, plus the price and then the money needed for travel, lodging and meals, all which are expensive.

 

It is pretty obvious that Diablo Immortal is more intended for the East Asian market, with just how big Cell Phone gaming is there.  No matter what the Western Diablo fans think, this game will likely be a huge success there.

 

Just having it be the final announcement of the Opening Ceremonies was a huge miscalculation.  Blizzard wanted something new to be the finisher, they tend to  always do that.  However, there have been Blizzcons where the last announcement wasn't a new thing.  People may have not been as excited, but there would not be PR disaster.  If they still wanted something new to announce at the end they should have just used WC3 Reforged.  Yeah, it is not completely new, but considering the positive reception it has gotten, it would have been a safe move that would have left a lot of people happy.

 

Instead we have this situation with the Blizzard staff making things worse.  We all have seen the stuff from the panels, but the news we have gotten from the interviews is not much better.  Multiple people have asked flat out about micro-transactions, and Blizzard keeps ducking and evading the question.  The idea that they have not decided on the monetary means to get the game right now is laughable.  That was likely one of the first things they decided when then the game was approved.  Same for questions regarding the game design, all we hear about is stuff regarding Diablo assets, and the original questions being ignored.

 

The game itself right now just looks cheap, with Diablo 3 stuff thrown on top of an existing game.  Even having some new classes would have helped perception, instead of sticking with the Diablo 3 ones.  The Amazon, for example, would have been perfect to reintroduce here.


Edited by Monocle, 05 November 2018 - 11:18 PM.


#767 Rust

Rust

    Slightly Off

  • Supporter
  • 46565 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nebraska
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:25 PM

It's important to remember that not anybody goes to Blizzcon, but the Blizzard devoted. This was a crowd of the most ardent defenders of the company and business...and they booed. They booed loudly.



#768 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Mummy...?

  • Supporter
  • 18259 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana, United States
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:41 PM

Booing that was then responded to with a sarcastic quip.

Blizzard had shoved their foot so far into their mouth that the audience cheered at a guy making fun of them. In public. At the convention.

That's a dire PR fail.

nzo8WYb.png


#769 Nutjob R/T

Nutjob R/T

    I love this thread.

  • Citizen
  • 25363 posts
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 06 November 2018 - 11:14 AM

well at least it's multiplatform

 

Qdp4uFx.jpg


Earth is Kill because Santa.

#770 Pennpenn

Pennpenn
  • Citizen
  • 12182 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:34 AM

Is that coming out before or after Skyrim on that platform?



#771 GodSentinelOmega

GodSentinelOmega

    The Dark Knight is Digivolving!

  • Staff
  • 13675 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:tec's Bar, Mayhem.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:24 AM

And the big medias response to Blizzards disaster.

"Just shut up you self-entitled manbaby trolls! How dare you get upset at something new! You have no right to complain!"

fslookup.jpg

 


#772 Monocle

Monocle

    ASM Contributing Editor

  • Citizen
  • 4137 posts

Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:53 PM

And the big medias response to Blizzards disaster.

"Just shut up you self-entitled manbaby trolls! How dare you get upset at something new! You have no right to complain!"

 

Don't forget that Toxic Masculinity is also to blame.

 

Meanwhile none of the complaints were even remotely was related to that.



#773 Rust

Rust

    Slightly Off

  • Supporter
  • 46565 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nebraska
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:56 PM

"Something new"...it's literally a reskin of an existing game. A game with blatant IP theft to begin with! Blizzard's literally rewarded a company for copying them!



#774 Monocle

Monocle

    ASM Contributing Editor

  • Citizen
  • 4137 posts

Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:06 PM

"Something new"...it's literally a reskin of an existing game. A game with blatant IP theft to begin with! Blizzard's literally rewarded a company for copying them!

 

Even worse, we know the game is going to not be as graphic and dark as the previous games.  Cause you know the Chinese government frowns on gore and undead in games as a well as a desire to get more people playing it and engaging in microtransactions.

 

So of course they are including the Necromancer whose entire kit is based around that!  Just, ugh.



#775 Rust

Rust

    Slightly Off

  • Supporter
  • 46565 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nebraska
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:57 PM

Well, this is awkward. Circa 2014.



#776 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Mummy...?

  • Supporter
  • 18259 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana, United States
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:41 PM

Spoiler

 

I have picked up Diablo III for the Switch.  It will be the first Diablo I've ever Diablo'd!


nzo8WYb.png


#777 Ironbite

Ironbite

    I might be a touch....angry

  • Supporter
  • 28207 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Between the cracks in your wall
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:43 PM

You're gonna have some fun.

 

Ironbite-I went Crusader and probably will go back and do Act 1 with all classes soon enough.


xC9l3eY.gif


#778 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Mummy...?

  • Supporter
  • 18259 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana, United States
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:04 PM

So far so good:

 


nzo8WYb.png


#779 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Mummy...?

  • Supporter
  • 18259 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana, United States
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:56 AM

Oh and before anyone brings it up, I have realized that I got started on a seasonal character and fixed that mistake.  Thankfully I caught it before getting too far in XD


nzo8WYb.png


#780 Rhinox

Rhinox

    Yeah, I'm kind of pissy.

  • Supporter
  • 14177 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Topeka, Kansas
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:22 AM

just picked up my copy on Switch today.  Will spend some time with it tomorrow.  


"Why does history repeat itself? Because God doesn't have TiVo."

Wounds of honor are always self inflicted.




Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users