Trem isn't stupid.
Yes, he is stupid. And that is the entire issue. Still waiting for Tram to say something like "Hey....wait a minute!", and actually drop the idiot ball. Not holding my breath for that, however. So far Parson has advanced his plan unopposed. Worse than unopposed, Parson has actually said the equivalents of "Hot damn! I couldn't be so lucky as to have such idiot opponents. No, Br'er fox, please don't throw me into that briar patch!"
Sieggy wrote:This way, everybody falls down together. And it will probably happen so fast that Trem will just stand there stunned and shocked with horror at what just happened, so that he'll fail to realize that it WASN'T mass suicide, and order the casters & archers to open fire.
This is my fear as well. For Tram to fail completely to even suspect that he was being suckered by the trickster deity....That will have turned everything that we have been given to expect about Tram upside down. And, it'll suck.
gatherer818 wrote:I'm offically very disturbed. Why would you do that to me?
*shudder* This only reinforces my theory of population growth. As a child, I had a friend who had a rather elaborate Habitrail gerbil cage. Many generations went by, to the point where there started being a large number of 3-legged gerbils and a disturbing repetition of the eating of their own young amongst the gerbils. My fledgling theory on population growth was born: When the population increases, the number of deviants also increases. As the population continues to increase, the degree of variance from the norm will also increase. So, here we are, a population of 7 billion
straining the resources of this planet to the bursting point. It is no surprise that we hear more and more about wildly deviant behavior, this is simply what happens to huge populations.
Basically I can see the advantages of what Parson's doing, but it's still riddled with holes, which is what stumped me. I guess I just expect too much from him.
Relax, and let the power of plot wash away all those logical discrepancies! Parson is doing what he is doing because no one can counter him, or something like that. When Tram, the guy who is positioned as the atypical thinker in a world full of muscle-head warlords, is unable to conceive that the tricky guy he just read all about might be tricking him, well, we have a plot to advance here, and please don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain.
Ansan Gotti wrote:I really don't understand why a few people seem bound and determined to paint Tramennis as an idiot. It flies in the face of what we've seen of him so far. So I'm a bit perplexed.
Don't be perplexed! I'll explain it to you. Tram is made out to be a smart guy. This is the warlord who was sent to either triumph by force of arms or perish, and instead he returned with an alliance. This is the guy who his brother asked "Do you ever tire of being right?" when he called the veiled attack, even while he was bubble gummed up. So again, evidence after evidence that Tram is a smart and observant person. And is this smart and observant person even suspecting that Parson, the trickster deity who killed both of his brothers, might be tricking him? Nope. He has been portrayed as being a really clever guy, but when it comes to facing up against the protagonist he needs an idiot ball to hold him back from some very natural conclusions.
Abnaxis wrote:Hello. I'm new. Long time comic reader, first time forum reader and poster.
Abnaxis wrote:b) Parson is just depending on chance to keep Wanda from dying.
I think that the difference here is that Parson recognizes the risk and takes steps to mitigate it. Which is why both Wanda and Jack have Healomancy scrolls in their hands.
valce wrote:Why is he killing his own dwagons? If only dead units can get onto the ground, why not just let them soak up some tower fire and then fall? Seems like a waste of dwagons. Plus if you had let them die after taking heavy fire it would be less suspicious.
So... yeah, why does he need the harvesting exploit?
The only logical response seems to be that it is a timing issue: If they harvest their own dwagons then they all fall at the same time rather than falling randomly as the TD offs them.