Oh Jack, I do like seeing into that brain of yours. Jack, Trem, Parson, Charlie, Maggie - thinkers are great. And more of your history - what a great way to return to text updates.
And it seems decryption replaces one weight around the ankles with another... and Jack could probably make a good warlord. I hope he doesn't get decrypted. And I hope he does. I can't imagine a more interesting mind to see afterwards (well, maybe Parson), and if anyone can resist the Wanda love it's him.
And this answered a question I had been quietly pondering for some time - mainly why Slately wouldn't already have started firing on Wanda and her forces while he waited for Trem to finish up in the field.
I remember wondering if it would end up being just Jack and Wanda being veiled and the rest of the forces sacrificed, but I totally forgot about decryption as a factor. Looks like Wanda might be getting her decrypted dwagons soon...
Now I guess the question is, if that works, does Wanda stick around and still try to win, still try to croak Slately, or does she use the opportunity to escape?
BLANDCorporatio wrote:Uhm, yeeess, yes we do ... it's called the Toolbox, it's fun, check it out!
I'll be disappointed if it isn't, disappointed I say!
(I'm tooling up later this week.)
W00t! Jack gets some more screen-time, and he sure deserves it. Moar Jack!
Oberon wrote:I would tend to agree, but I'd point out that the Decrypted Archons were units belonging to an opposing Side, while Decrypting dead Dwagons during a Jetstone assault would be Decrypting units belonging to the same Side. This could be a subtle difference. Stanley seems to know that the enemy fallen and Decrypted are loyal to Wanda. But although it must have happened during the retaking of the previously held cities and any new conquests, we have not yet seen an example of a former living GK unit which has been decrypted. Unless I've missed something?
I don't know, where does it say Stanley is aware of the Wanda/Decrypted loyalty? Wanda herself makes Ansom admit he belongs more to her then Stanley, but I don't think Stanley has had such a moment. Parson I thinks suspects as much.
As to the other - I believe as others have said Wanda decrypted any of the croaked GK units from the eruption, though there wouldn't have been many.
ftl wrote:Wait. Why the boop are people thinking that Parson actually had in mind making units like tunneling dwagons or land-ships?
He's gaming scenarios - honing skills by making up units and seeing how they play out. That isn't an indication that he expects those units to actually exist or intends to make them.
It's how you prepare for the unexpected - spend a lot of time practising while throwing in impossible units and situations you never expect to see. You'll probably never see those exact scenarios and units - but that's not the point, by then you'll be better at dealing with unexpected things in general.
Indeed. Heh, although if I had a total scenario generator like Jack I'd also have as much fun as possible while learning. Like show me a half spidew/half twoll (Dwider!)...
Roketter wrote:Basically, they'll have to fight every dwagon twice, and it'll be much stronger the second time. I predict fail for Faq. Also, if Jack dies and gets decrypted... ther's the chance that he'll come back with full juice.
Well Jillian has already told Charlie she has no intention of fighting Wanda. But I wonder if this potential course of action will occur to Parson or Trem? And if it occur to Parson and he tells Stanley will Stanley agree with decrypted dwagons?
And if it occurs to Trem I wonder if he could come up with a plan to overcome it? And even if he doesn't see it coming before hand if Wanda is decrypting as fast as they fall he'll quickly work out (surely) what is going on and that indiscriminately killing dwagons is going to be a big problem as long as Wanda is alive.
Welf von Ehrwald wrote:
I can't help but dislike the part where Jack talks about the "we are croaked" as in "I will die". Even if it's temporary.
I kind of like his cheery pragmatism.
And so my time with the Tardy Elves draws to a close, and I am let to ponder how the experience will... eh, I'll finish later. No need to rush.