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Easy Allies |OT2| Love & Reset

jett

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hrmm below 50K. :/ I wonder what can be done to gain momentum.

p.s. Brad's pick for best Sekiro boss is the absolute best pick. From's peak boss design, even.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This is the same time last year they dipped below 40k right? Maybe there's just something about April. We're just past the anniversary, E3 still feels far away (even though it's not), etc.

Also the thread is quiet at least partially because of the Snap. Most of the people who post here somewhat regularly that signed up ended up getting dusted.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I gotta say.

It's kinda dumb to make a podcast about Game of Thrones and not get into spoilers.
I'm listening to this now and it's still an enjoyable discussion, but I agree. How many people are going to listen to a Game of Thrones labeled podcast, while still caring about spoilers / not wanting to be spoiled? Even Season 1 stuff they've avoided. I'm almost always on the side of the person who gets spoiled, but if you're 7 years behind on a show you're interested in and you listen to a podcast about it right before the final season... That's on you.

EDIT: Coincidentally they just answered a question on the podcast about them being too spoiler sensitive right after I posted this. Brandon said they weren't talking about spoilers in this episode because it's not a Game of Thrones specific episode... But the first thing in the title of Game of Thrones and the thumb is the iron throne, so I'd disagree with that (thought they do talk about the idea of book/comic adaptions as well).
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah, gonna echo the GoT spoiler thing, I highly doubt most of the people that are going to watch it aren't caught up at this point and I think it makes for a worse discussion. Seems a bit silly.

haha I wanted to surprise people! get hyped because this episode was EXTREMELY damn fun. Don is a true treasure
Really cool stuff, Noah. I'm looking forward to it! :O
 
Mar 24, 2019
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Ya I agree about the spoiler thing on Reaction Shots. They weren't just avoiding spoilers for GoT, they were avoiding them for everything. Watchmen the film has been out for 10 years and the graphic novel for decades and they still were avoiding their endings and talking around the difference. Bit weird for sure.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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that nintendo sales L&R game was kinda dumb lol.

all the examples were too close. Unless you have Celine's thread memorized, no one cares enough to know haha
(even I go to his/her thread all the time and didn't remember a couple of those)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Just catching up on the podcast. Kyle trying to say Saskatchewan... good stuff!
But that e-mail from the guy who worked at the ER during the Humboldt tragedy, wow, that was a national tragedy, if the writer is reading this, you're a hero. Nothing but love and respect.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I know PC gaming isn't the Allies strong suit, but hearing Kyle say "I don't want to play a game about Colonization! Like, what game do you murder Native Americans in???" was perhaps the facepalmiest moment of the whole vikings debate.

If anyone here has access to the Patreon-exclusive political podcast, let us know if they pick that topic back up on there.
I mean... games glorifying colonization are maybe a shitty viewpoint?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just finished OPM season 1. Wow. What an incredible show. I cannot believe it took this long to get a second season. Now I wish I had pounced on that $6 Spotify Premium/Hulu deal when I had the chance.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I know PC gaming isn't the Allies strong suit, but hearing Kyle say "I don't want to play a game about Colonization! Like, what game do you murder Native Americans in???" was perhaps the facepalmiest moment of the whole vikings debate.

If anyone here has access to the Patreon-exclusive political podcast, let us know if they pick that topic back up on there.
That's obviously not the kind of game he's referring to. There's an abstractness to strategy games (especially ones with sprites) that isn't there in a lot of other genres, especially an open world action RPG that's trying to draw you into that world like Assassin's Creed. Like, I can play as Sparta in Total War: Rome 2 but in Odyssey I'm like "fuck these guys."
 
Oct 27, 2017
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It's the Final Fantasy XV crossover event with FF XIV. You can get a glimpse of what it will be like in the official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o-CtZGjJGc It was only meant to go for an hour with another hour being Konami Arcade Classics, but that's not going to be released in time. So we're brainstorming so other ideas and it might not end up being this either, but something completely different. Maybe we can do CD-i Zelda...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Come on, Damiani, Dreams! Dreams! Dreams!

There is plenty of Beta content to fill the entire stream.

I mean, it even had Gerstmann grinning like a darn mad man throughout the entire GB stream.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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absolutely. not doing Dreams especially on it's "release day" would be a totally missed opportunity.
This was our thought process as well. We're going to give Jones and some others time to come up with some awesome stuff. There will (likely - learned to never say for sure by now) be a Dreams stream in the near future, just not this soon.
 
May 30, 2018
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This was our thought process as well. We're going to give Jones and some others time to come up with some awesome stuff. There will (likely - learned to never say for sure by now) be a Dreams stream in the near future, just not this soon.
hmm, my wording was weird on that post- what i was trying to say was that doing anything other than a Dreams stream this Tuesday seems like a bad choice, imo. and no offense to FF XIV, but i can't see that being something that ends up being all that engaging. something like Dreams hits the sweet spot of being totally spontaneous and allowing for any of the Allies to take a stab at it.

i don't think the people tuning in on Tuesday (including myself) want a prepared, already-curated list of things that you'll all be checking out in Dreams - that gets rid of the element of surprise, which is one of the most fun things to watch you all experience together. we'd enjoy nothing more than for all of you to just wade through what's already there or start making something yourself.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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hmm, my wording was weird on that post- what i was trying to say was that doing anything other than a Dreams stream this Tuesday seems like a bad choice, imo. and no offense to FF XIV, but i can't see that being something that ends up being all that engaging. something like Dreams hits the sweet spot of being totally spontaneous and allowing for any of the Allies to take a stab at it.

i don't think the people tuning in on Tuesday (including myself) want a prepared, already-curated list of things that you'll all be checking out in Dreams - that gets rid of the element of surprise, which is one of the most fun things to watch you all experience together. we'd enjoy nothing more than for all of you to just wade through what's already there or start making something yourself.
My personal concern with a Dreams day 1 stream is that it could potentially be a lot of "wait, how do I do this, let me figure this out" and honestly make for a boring stream. We should wait until people are more familiar and they can explain things better and make things faster/easier rather than it potentially being a frustrating experience. I do agree we can come up with something else better than the XV x XIV collaboration stream, and for those who wanted to see it, I'll do it as an individual stream later in the week.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This was brought up as well, but seems like kind of a bummer to not be able to show any kind of video out. Just us holding a cardboard box to our face.
The playing process probably wouldn't be super captivating, but I think the building process could be a super chill stream.

My personal concern with a Dreams day 1 stream is that it could potentially be a lot of "wait, how do I do this, let me figure this out" and honestly make for a boring stream. We should wait until people are more familiar and they can explain things better and make things faster/easier rather than it potentially being a frustrating experience. I do agree we can come up with something else better than the XV x XIV collaboration stream, and for those who wanted to see it, I'll do it as an individual stream later in the week.
Yeah, I completely agree with this. I mean, I can't WAIT to watch Jones stream some Dreams, but I don't want to see two hours of trying to figure stuff out. I mean, he will probably still be on the tutorials at that point, of which there are HOURS worth.
 
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My personal concern with a Dreams day 1 stream is that it could potentially be a lot of "wait, how do I do this, let me figure this out" and honestly make for a boring stream. We should wait until people are more familiar and they can explain things better and make things faster/easier rather than it potentially being a frustrating experience. I do agree we can come up with something else better than the XV x XIV collaboration stream, and for those who wanted to see it, I'll do it as an individual stream later in the week.
Sounds reasonable.

But I kinda know how this will already go.

This week ff14.
Next week mk11.
Week after hog.
Dreams is forgotten and stream never happens.

Whatever you guys think is best though.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Sounds reasonable.

But I kinda know how this will already go.

This week ff14.
Next week mk11.
Week after hog.
Dreams is forgotten and stream never happens.

Whatever you guys think is best though.
I'll push to not make the group stream the FF XIV event and suggest other games. I wish the Joker/3.0 Spring Update for Smash dropped this coming week...would have been perfect (ahead of group stream...watch it launch end of week rip).
 
May 30, 2018
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My personal concern with a Dreams day 1 stream is that it could potentially be a lot of "wait, how do I do this, let me figure this out" and honestly make for a boring stream.
i get that, but... this past week's stream was a lot of "how the heck do i do this" and it was a blast. as long as you're all in it i think that factor of not knowing what you're getting into can be the best part. (also, giant bomb had no problem killing 2+ hours just going through random content people had made. and though i love GB, the west coast can be a little grumbly sometimes - but they had a blast!)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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i get that, but... this past week's stream was a lot of "how the heck do i do this" and it was a blast. as long as you're all in it i think that factor of not knowing what you're getting into can be the best part. (also, giant bomb had no problem killing 2+ hours just going through random content people had made. and though i love GB, the west coast can be a little grumbly sometimes - but they had a blast!)
Ben had a guide and was excellent at guiding us through the game. I'm not confident it will go that way for Dreams if we do it next Tuesday.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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My personal concern with a Dreams day 1 stream is that it could potentially be a lot of "wait, how do I do this, let me figure this out" and honestly make for a boring stream.
I don’t see that being a problem if the stream was just playing things other people made rather than trying to create something, Giant Bomb did a fun video of the beta that was just searching for various terms and playing what came up.