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https://profiles.google.com/118348020882269148743 on Elric: A Von Bek Fantasy
at 04:13 on 30-01-2015 - link
As a Moorcock fan, I like the repetition. It lends his books a sun-dappled and dreamlike air, where familiar elements combine and remix to the point where I see them in other places. Like Sliders, a show about a wanderer through the multiverse played by Jerry O'Connell, a Moorcockian name if I've ever heard one.
The only place it really bugged me was in Moorcock's Doctor Who novel, since I thought that you could do much more interesting things with the intersection of Who and Moorock than just rehash his previous novels. Phil Sandifer argues that the Pertwee Doctor was a bit Jerry Cornelius...
Alasdair Czyrnyj on Grinding on the Final Frontier
at 00:44 on 30-01-2015 - link
So I doubt anyone is going to be reading this in 2015, but I wanted to make this addendum just in case.
If anyone is wondering if this game is worth picking up as of February 2015, the answer is no. It did improve through 2013 and 2014, gaining an entire Romulan subfaction and a rather neat adventure zone set inside a Dyson sphere. Unfortunately, the last major update has essentially broken the game. The level cap was boosted, resulting in enemies needing a massive amount of firepower to take down. The only real way to get the proper equipment to deal with this change is to feed your old equipment into an upgrade system that requires a heavy investment of time and resources (and God forbid you have multiple ships). Additionally, most of the endgame content that lets you gather resources has been retooled to require a lot more effort for smaller rewards.
The end result is that most of the causal player base, myself included, have left the game. The general consensus is that these changes have been mandated by Perfect World, who are adding more of the stereotypical Asian MMO headaches in order to suck as much money out of the player base as they can in the shortest possible time, health of the game be damned.
Also, as an added irony, the big update that introduced these changes was the one that opened up the Delta Quadrant, proving once again, as all right-thinking people know, that Voyager is the poison that kills Star Trek.
- Arthur B on We Need to Talk About Conan at 08:03 on 29-01-2015 - link Do you have a transcript of that? I might be able to digest your thoughts bit by bit in essay form but I'm not taking 50 minutes out of my day to watch a quirky video lecture about how wrong I am. Particularly when the style of your video seems (on a cursory glance) to be close to the InternetAristocrat school of demagoguery.
https://me.yahoo.com/a/A2uDAFBom5Q0GcmnP1T.GiRRs1WGGbA-#6bab2 on We Need to Talk About Conan
at 07:33 on 29-01-2015 - link
To Arthur, Shimmin, and Robinson L
I certainly took a lot of time to make this. It really should have been done earlier but I was extremely busy with my move and return to university but hopefully at least it is a bit quicker to absorb as it is in video form. Anyway, here it is. I recently started a fledgling youtube channel and this seemed like the perfect choice for a new topic. I'll check both here and youtube for any replies:
Michal on Elric: A Von Bek Fantasy
at 05:21 on 29-01-2015 - link
I saw an ARC of The Skrayling Tree in an Edmonton used bookstore before it hit the shelves...I remember not buying it specifically because the cover copy mentioned the whole thing took place between those two bits in Stormbringer. Because I have only so much patience.
are the books actually as repetitive as they sound
Yes. Yes, they really are.
- Orion on To Rescue Karadur at 04:03 on 29-01-2015 - link I'm pretty sure the video game did eventually get finished under the name Final Fantasy XIII
Arthur B on Elric: A Von Bek Fantasy
at 17:27 on 27-01-2015 - link
I must have been remembering the edition from a different plane of the Multiverse.
Specifically, the plane where Michael Moorcock is Ray Feist.
James D on Elric: A Von Bek Fantasy
at 16:54 on 27-01-2015 - link
Buyer's Guide remains as it did at the end of the Silverthorn review.
I thought it was Silverheart...