Smoker wrote:Two points I'd like to put on the table-
1) Sylvia's heightened awareness of the 'pliers (in comparison to the thickheaded Ossomer) [...]
But, did you not see? Unlike Ansom, who is pretty much a decrypted version of himself, the slab of beef Prince unbent enough and became self aware enough to utter the words '"Help me," he said. "Help me to do so."', even after being somewhat rudely rebuked by the single word reply "Adapt." This is very much worth noting!
Smoker wrote:Stanley is a short tempered little brute. The 'hammer, lacking any abilities (that we know of) that do not involve melee combat, [...]
You mean like flight, or turning pigeons into walnuts and vice versa? Potent combat only abilities, indeed!
(I'm not sure we can view the transformation of the Orly into a walnut as a combat effect, as they probably die in a single hit from the 'Hammer anyway)
BLANDCorporatio wrote:1) Ossomer is again established as someone without much poetry or subtlety. He's more the open, honest to a fault, direct type.
Did you also miss the introspective, vulnerable appeal: "Help me," he said. "Help me to do so"? I see much poetry and subtlety there.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:And although Ossomer comes across as an unsubtle brute [...]
C'mon, not another one? Ossomer was not at all an unsubtle brute in this update. Am I the only one who sees this?
Smoker wrote:I still think that the 'hammer is the weakest of the known 'tools, but it would be much easier to attribute this to Stanley than to the 'hammer itself.
Dunno if I'd bet against the 'Hammer. Stop, hammertime! And also the battle at the pass. Vinny and Caesar had Stanley pegged for dead, due to the TV force multiplier method of fighting. And they did mount an assault directly targeting Stanley. And, they lost. Yeah, Stanley was running, and he lost the battle, but simply living against all odds was like winning the war.
Re: Parson being level 2. Ossomer pegs Parson at level 2, and we know that his Chief Warlord bonus is two. Since no one can see Parson's stats, it stands to reason that there is a direct correlation between Chief Warlord level and the bonus he provides all units on his Side: Chief Warlord level = bonus. Nothing else can explain statements phrased as factual about his level, which is not viewable.