haviel wrote:* tin foil hat on*
(And noticing the avatar)
Welcome to the club!
gazes_also wrote:Extremely clumsy narrative device, the equivalent of the wife hiding new shoes in the back of the closet and then wearing them a month later.
It just so happens that Parson and Jack discussed what to do if trapped off-turn in the airspace ld of a level 4 city and had Sizemore make bombs for exactly this situation. Way too convenient.
OTOH - if they have them, why didn't Jack mention them in the war council update? " Well, it just so happens that Lord Hamster and I planned for exactly this contingency..."
What the h, gazes_also
, are you doing an impression of me
But seriously, good post and I wish I wrote it.
The intentional aspect of Erfworld physics- I don't think it gets into clumsy territory yet
. BUT, it seems doomed to eventually go that way, the way of the turn-based mechanics idea and fully-formedness leading to learning disability idea. An interesting concept that is troublesome to keep consistent while allowing a flowing story.
The point about Jack is excellent. I'm not that miffed by Parson and Jack discussing an actually likely and useful scenario as opposed to the useless fancily perfumed cwap we saw Parson ask about in that one update. But, if that discussion took place, then maybe Jack took a blow to the head in the meantime.
Hmm, I like that interpretation. It explains why Jack is blind to the merits and competence of Scarlet, clearly the best warlord that ever li- but I digress.
It does appear that many of these updates are written in response to forum speculation, and this once it's not just me being paranoid and thinking I'm the center of the Universe. It probably really is the case that one of the purposes of this update was to tell us that the FPACG Armour would not work.
So in a way, my standards for in-between klogs are a bit lower. Klogs are just a bone to throw to us speculators, fan-cruft if you will. They don't have to be actually nutritious.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.