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@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 02:11 PM)

Just like how TRON and Captain N are early examples of "getting transported into a video game"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2019 - 02:07 PM)

That would explain why it's so common for isekai settings to be blatantly RPG-inspired.

@  Arazyr : (14 January 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Would the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon count as isekai? 8^)

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:06 PM)

I am in the exceedingly unpleasant position of knowing what you're talking about

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:05 PM)

So I'll just say I can consume the series without endorsing the real-life lie that false rape accusations are common and successful.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:04 PM)

I would go on to talk about that, but alas, that would spoil significant future story details about the accuser.

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Shield Hero dared to have a male character falsely accused of rape, right?

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:02 PM)

At least now people will stop shitting on slice-of-life shows....

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

listen just because it has shield in its name does not mean you need to ally with it

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

oh good lord

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

In fact, the Shield Hero series does not portray slavery as a good thing nor keep the initial slave characters down for the count.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

If you're referring to The Rising of the Shield Hero, the backlash from some Western fans is misaimed, IMO.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:59 AM)

I wish I was more surprised that "slavery apologetics" is a thing. Still disgusted.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:53 AM)

But surely we all know the best isekai is Captain N.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:49 AM)

This morning I saw one of my friends express disbelief at having an opportunity to say "yet another slavery apologist isekai"

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

Although recently they explicably acquire a harem by purchasing them as slaves, which makes it that much worse

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

I think what people hate is the modern trend of isekai taking place in generic-ass fantasy settings with bland, oft-overpowered male protagonists that inexplicably acquire a harem.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Does Kingdom Hearts count? On the one hand it's a serial world hopping adventure, on the other hand all the worlds are contained within the same overworld that the characters have always been in, just unaware of.


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#4721 Pennpenn

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:34 PM

I'm interested to see how the Battle of Dazar'alor works out, and it's a neat concept to have three of the fights be from the perspective of the opposing faction. For those who haven't looked it up, the fourth, fifth, and six boss are from the Alliance perspective and seventh, eighth, and ninth bosses are from the Horde perspective, and you get faction swapped for the duration of these encounters. I suppose some might consider it lazy to force a perspective switch rather than make different experiences for either side.. but on the other hand it's probably better to focus on the nine encounters rather than trying splitting the work across many more different bosses (the first three bosses seem to be the same but in a different different order with different looks, but mechanically the same).



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:35 AM

I know I'm late to the party with this complaint but I guess it didn't come up because I was using Dreadblades but it's incredibly annoying how the game doesn't actually seem to specify anywhere that a dagger doesn't count as a "one handed melee weapon". Whoever came up with that idea should be punched in the head.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:33 AM

I wasn'

 

I know I'm late to the party with this complaint but I guess it didn't come up because I was using Dreadblades but it's incredibly annoying how the game doesn't actually seem to specify anywhere that a dagger doesn't count as a "one handed melee weapon". Whoever came up with that idea should be punched in the head.

I wasn't even aware of that change, it must have occurred in Legion when they altered the classes because of the Artifacts.

 

That does stink, but at least as an Outlaw you have a much wider range of weapons to choose from.  The other two Rogue specs really have issues getting weapons this expansion since they can only use daggers, and need two of them to boot.

 

Maybe keep the daggers you get in case you want to try out the other two specs?



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:20 AM

I'd be more tolerant of it if they actually made it clear somewhere in the game that such was the case. Then again, this is also the game that still considers fist weapons to be "unarmed" after a decade and a half for no sane or rational reason.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:36 PM

You can still use a dagger as Outlaw, just not two.  I know that probably doesn't help your situation, but at least you don't have to get two swords?



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:18 PM

Troll Paladins and Human Shamans. What a time to be alive. lol

 

Honestly I like it when they deviate from the standard fantasy tropes like this and do something a bit more wacky.  And Troll Paladin has been a crazy pipe dream of mine for years.  So I am really cool with this. 

 

On the PTR right now. 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:30 AM

The part I appreciate is that the KT humans are big chunky buggers. I get the 0.1% body fat look is an iconic fantasy trope (even though it's kinda stupid) but having some meaty humans that actually look like they could throw down with an Orc is appreciated.



#4728 Ironbite

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:08 AM

WICKER DRUIDS ARE COMING!

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Posted Yesterday, 08:55 AM

a decade and a half

 

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#4730 Pennpenn

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Posted Yesterday, 09:08 AM

If it makes you feel any better apparently you can now mog one handed weapons into fist weapons. Dunno why they didn't do that sooner.



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Posted Yesterday, 09:15 AM

Fury Warrior as main, so I'm not interested in anything smaller than a Buster Sword. And I'm still grumpy that Rogues got a Thunderfury lookalike Artifact in Legion and I didn't...



#4732 Ironbite

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Posted Yesterday, 11:55 AM

Pittu the Demon Hunter mains who can't get Daddy Illidan's war glaives because they're considered daggers.

Ironbite-me? Bitter? Naaaaaaah

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#4733 Pennpenn

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Posted Yesterday, 12:03 PM

That's completely wrong. The Warglaives are swords (because warglaives unfortunately weren't a thing until Legion) and Demon Hunters are one the classes that can explicitly use them.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 04:40 PM

I WAS LIED TOO THEN!


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#4735 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted Yesterday, 04:49 PM

Yes.. yes you were. 

 

Infact.. I remember Blizzard being -very- specific about how to get the Illidian Warglaves for peoples demon hunters.





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