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  1. Again, it's similar. But from the LP I just checked out, SH has no race setting or outright hex map. Still, thanks.
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    The Star Wars Saga

    So every character beat needs to be announced out loud? We can't just judge people by their actions? For that matter, are they only allowed one motivation, or can they have multiple irons in the fire? Rey wants to learn from Luke while he does his thing with the Resistance. When neither are forthcoming, she takes the books to learn for herself, maybe she can do what's needed. As for Reylo, she may be tempted, but she still rejects it. Finn's arc is about seeing the wider galaxy. He starts only really knowing Rey and Poe. By the end, he's seen what the Resistance is fighting for. He cares. Poe's arc is similar. He certainly cares, but he learns to see the bigger picture.
  3. Is it weird to be excited about two actors hanging out in a nondescript location? I realise that this might have been right after auditions, or right after getting off the plane to NZ, or any other time. But I'm excited anyway. By the way, are there any sites that keep track of which actors are heading where when? I don't even know if they've gone to NZ yet. Update: Megan Richards has a pic of her with Markella Kavenagh, and her in a place called Raglan. When I google Raglan, the first hit is in Kiwiland! Is that all it takes to stalk... er, get confirmation? Instagram and google? It feels surprisingly easy. Not that I'm complaining. I don't want it to be harder, because I'm lazy. 🙂
  4. That trailer wouldn't show up for me, so here's one that did work. Anyway, it looks... interesting, I think. Like it could either be GOTG or, shudder, Valerian. I'm desperately hoping for the former. One to check out, thanks.
  5. Based on a LP I just watched, I'd say similar but cruder. But at least I know how to properly describe it now. Like MOO, but worse. 🙂 Thanks!
  6. At least the hat on the left actually provides some shade.
  7. I've played a fair few games over the years, and seen trailers for more. Some names stick in the mind better than others. First, I played this on a mac way back in the 90s. A turn-based space conquest game. You select your starting species and get a homeworld on a randomly generated hex-based galactic map. Each species has several traits for its ships. Build speed, weapons armour, move speed. You could beef up your homeworld's shields too. So you could generate tough ships slowly, or weak ships fast, or have a balanced build. You sent your ships out to random parts of the map and could colonise uninhabited planets or pick fights with inhabited ones. I thought it was called Starbound, but that name belongs to a totally different game. Second, I remember watching either a cinematic trailer or opening cinematic back on Gametrailers.com. Possibly a JRPG. It takes place on a train. Not a regular earth train, but kind of cyberpunky in that the cars hung from the tracks rather than ran on top of them. I think the police or other antagonists boarded the train, maybe jumped on top. There was probably a fight. I checked out some of the Final Fantasy cinematics, but I didn't see anything close. Sound familiar to anyone?
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    The Star Wars Saga

    Piloting skills. You see the way she takes the Falcon through Jakku? It's not great. End of the movie, Ahch-To. She hits the water with the Falcon. Earlier, she's not a great shot. She can't resist Ren's Force powers. It takes two or three goes before she properly mind-tricks the guard. In the Starkiller forest, Ren knocks her back easily. TLJ. She drops that rock on the caretaker cart. She doesn't convince Luke to return to action, or Ren to come around to the light. She doesn't convince Ren in TROS either. Right there, ten examples of her not succeeding from three movies. There are probably more that have slipped my mind.
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    The Star Wars Saga

    It's 100% in line with the rest of Star Wars. Political disputes are decided by multi-million-strong armies and planet-killing machines. Ships are kilometres-long and can cross the galaxy within days. A man can go from essentially flawed but good to child-murdering in ten minutes. You're worried about someone turning to the dark side? Best to kill them first. Everything is enlarged to a ridiculous degree. Afterwards, Luke acted as he always has. He flounced off to sulk, just like in ANH and ESB. Yeah, it was on a planet in the far reaches of the galaxy. But everything has to be exaggerated even further these days.
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    The Star Wars Saga

    Considering the sheer outpouring of hatred I've seen over the last few years, I strongly disagree. There was a youtuber I used to watch, who talked about completely different stuff. Then he made a video called Star Wars is dead and TLJ killed it. Whole channels popped up ripping into TLJ and Rian Johnson. How about the people who hate-follow Johnson on twitter and still attack him? You think Disney HQ wasn't paying attention? If someone picked up a set of binoculars, peered through, and complained that everything looked small, you'd suggest they looked through the other end. Only they don't do that, they just keep complaining. They're prepared to throw down the binoculars and smash them. Can you see how frustrating that would be? I'm trying to help people look through the correct end.
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    The Star Wars Saga

    And some people were awfully loud complainers. You'd think they wanted Star Wars to fail. You know, in real life, people make mistakes. Furthermore, if heroes are flawless, they're boring. They need to fail, learn, overcome.
  12. Yes. It's wonky, but it's still pretty good. Just don't expect perfection.
  13. Anduin

    The Star Wars Saga

    I disagree with nearly everything you said. The problem lies more with the 'fans' than the movies. Here's the world on a stick. What? The stick is too brown? It must be the worst thing ever. Some of us can ignore the stick and focus on the world.
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    The Star Wars Saga

    I actually disagree. To me, Solo was everything I hate in a movie. Let's explain what doesn't need explanation. Then shoehorn an annoying cameo at the end. Combine that with a pair of actors who can't act, I hated the whole thing. If we got three SW movies a year, I would happily go see all of them. To me the problem is that people put SW on a pedestal, then blame it for not living up to their inflated expectations. Sometimes a movie is just a piece of entertainment. It won't change the world. It isn't designed to do so. We should try to relax about these things.
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    The Star Wars Saga

    You've already won. Star Wars is cancelled. There's no need to put the boot in.
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