Quimper wrote:Wow. Simply wow! I post one reply stating that i don't like the fact that book 2 has become a total repeat of book 1, i.e one side winning without any opposition to speak of, and then possibly a 180 in the end. And suddenly all the fanbois come out of the closet holding hands. If you don't agree, thats fine. I haven't attacked anyone before they attacked my opinion, which i'm sure i'm entitled to have. But then again. It's difficult to not tear your hair in anger if 100% of the readers aren't totally agreeing with you, having purple stars for eyes of a complete 100% boring winstreak, yes?
I mean, you stated your opinion, we stated ours. We both had a right to. If you can't appreciate that there are people who disagree with your interpretation when you criticize the work of art, then we can't have a calm discussion. Unless you're trolling, in which case calm discussions are off the table altogether.
Quimper wrote:Facts: NO, they HAVEN'T lost a single important unit. Plotarmor protects characters from getting (rightfully) killed in the enemys turn, having crit-arrows strike them, dying from falling damage, etc etc ad nauseam. Yes, Ansom has been captured. He's protected from the "not even if he's killed, he's actually killed" deus ex so he's not likely to die anytime soon.
And who from RCC died in tBfGK until the end? Ansom didn't die until RCC's last turn in the faux parley, Vinny survived, Jillian survived (despite being captured at one point), Webinar didn't die until the tunnel action, Sylvia didn't die until TPK. That's, including Webinar, the last two turns of a siege. A single turn if you don't count him. In book two, we've seen two turns total, and that only because of Kingworld. Sylvia has been bucking the odds, yeah, but both she and Wanda got incapped by the airdrop, and we only know of three living units to survive the landing without being incapacitated (one of four possible options, those being no effect, damage, incapacitation of some sort, or croaking), the Gobwin Heavy, Captain Archer, and Jack. Wanda was incapacitated (unconscious) and Lady Lazarus was incapacitated (pinned). The probability that none were croaked/dusted was low, but entirely plausible. After all, Parson weighed it as acceptably likely to work. And that's assuming that all options are weighted equally. My guess is that there's a bell-curve of damage probability. Unlikely to do a lot or a little, very likely to do some. Plus, as described, Wanda's armor took a lot of damage for her, as well as (my guess) her dead Plated Red.
Quimper wrote:For me. Book 1 was perfectly fine. The feeling of hopelessness until the end. I shared the Knob-fans sense of irritation when it seemed like the attacking side avoided every single one of Parsons plans by sheer plotwall. Book 2 on the other hand seems like a complete repeat of book 1, but with the sides switched. Thats not really interresting or new. To make up for the lack of allies, Goblin Knob instead gets an obnoixious item of "every time we win, we get their units as well" that seems like a broken game mechanic. Not even the veery handy satellite dish or the hammer (especially the hammer) seem to come close to it in terms of conquering the world, which this game is fundamentally about.
And that was what the summer updates were about. In Book Two, the decryption pwn-train derailed pretty damn hard. Queen Jillian was the immovable object to Wanda's unstoppable force, which is what Duncan sensed in the "titans are laughing" update. Besides, Trammenis acknowledges that GK's new riches (as we know, courtesy of Sizemore) could have beaten RCC2 without the 'pliers. Remember that before the food drop, (incidentally, that's the greatest metapun of all time,) most of those dwagons were living. The Archons and some other units couldn't have been obtained the normal way, nor Ansom, but they already had Parson. Ansom's leadership worked out real
well compared to Parson's genius, didn't it?
Quimper wrote:So keep your opinions about how fun it is to see the story repeat and one side singlehandedly winning all the important battles without fear of plans being messed up. But keep the trashtalk to yourself when someone doesn't agree that this is interresting.
Glass houses, stones.
Quimper wrote:Yes, i will hang around to the inevitable 90% mark when the Knob will start to loose. I just hoped for a new story with a good twist. Not a rehasch of the last one.
This story is rapidly diverging from the last one. We're about to have open warfare in the Magic Kingdom, we've seen two exploits deployed in the last few hours, Parson is leading superior forces with artifact bonuses in a risky Fool's Mate, and paying for it by having Jillian torch some of his cities. Before, he fought like a guerrilla. Now he's fighting like General Patton.
Quimper wrote:And no, this is a new account, but by no means a new reader. Im guessing the old account timed out or got lost if the forum changed, since the same name has analyzed and disected conspiracy theories about Charlie, the tools and strategies early on in book 1.
Bummer about your loss of Name, dude.