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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / ulfhedinn deck

You missed the point of OOHnirav’s post (of which factionless players is but a tangential point that does nothing to contribute to his main thesis), which has an analogous logic to: “you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole; you run into assholes all day, you’re the asshole.” – Raylan Givens.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / ulfhedinn deck

Originally posted by Caad:

What u mean? The protect 3 from demonic power completely denies the damage of the Dominated Hatchlings the opponent’s deck will undoubtely play first in surge

Mark0628 used to have Dominated Hatchling spam back in the days of Mayhem Militia.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / ulfhedinn deck

I won a few surges when I forgot to switch from my Epic Lithid deck. Don’t think it’s consistent enough against top level def decks though.

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Better World Reaches The Pinnacle

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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Better World Reaches The Pinnacle

Originally posted by Supercharged44:

Even in the afterlife BW is better than ZP lol

Supercharged44 has taken a level in classy trolling after joining P. rex.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / So, no PP2?

Originally posted by TheRealPip:

When the devs raised the shard limit to 9999, that was the sign that no further packs would be released.

-Pip

This is speculative, but at least it’s got a clear line of reasoning.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / the last raid?

Originally posted by Hotshot2k4:
Originally posted by JRJetu:

Soon.™

Whoa, long time no see.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / We all agree apoc killed Tyrant right?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / We all agree apoc killed Tyrant right?

Originally posted by mstormcrow:

You want to know what killed this game? Tyrant Unleashed killed this game, full stop, end of story.

Market economies do a decent job at allocating resources.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Legendary hack back

Originally posted by yeasy:
Originally posted by Steptome09:
Originally posted by darkfang77:

why cheat on a dead game? nirav’s new strategy to be popular talk again ? :D

Whatever is going on with you and Nirav, make it public. Seems steamy

There’s only one thing that could be ‘steamy’ between them.

I didn’t say anything. Sorry DF77.

Isn’t it rude to implicate a steamy relationship between them without their consent?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: Faction Recruitment / Pwnersaurus Rex: Competitive, upper-tier faction seeking interesting, active, articulate players

Starship Troopers was a terrible movie. Although the authorial intent was to convey satire, this intent was missed by most theatre-goers.

The formalist movement in literary history, the New Criticism, rejected the relevance of authorial intent. Rather the movement focuses on close reading of the subject matter, in a self-contained manner. While other literary theories placed varying emphasis on authorial intent, the appreciator’s response to the art is generally given more weight.

The creators of Starship Troopers, rather than conveying the propagandistic aspects in conflict and the abuse of the “just war” doctrine, instead just glorifies the the brutality of combat.

The battle sequences and the interpersonal relationships were in the foreground, while the political machinations were in the background or used as framing devices. Theatre-goers are trained to pay attention to the foreground and often ignore the background.

The Star Wars prequel is another example where the author’s message is buried in the background. Sentor Palpatine’s political machinations in setting up the trade war to force the resignation of Chancellor Organa and confer emergency powers to Palpatine was authorial commentary on insidious consolidation of power in a democratic society. Except this plot occupied all of maybe 5 minutes through the three movies.

I wouldn’t say the Star Wars prequel were particularly good, and for the same reason I reject that Starship Troopers pulled off satire successfully. The background message gets buried by too much foreground distraction.

I acknowledge that Starship Troopers has the potential to age well. The first performance of the Rites of Spring caused a riot, but has since become a classic. Perhaps that might be true one day for Starship Troopers, when the general population has a sharper satire detector. However, when most of the people I know think of Starship Troopers as a sci-fi war movie and not a political commentary, I would say that day has not yet come.

Starship Troopers is just another cautionary tale of how little authorial intent matters, the unsophisticated nature of audiences and how the message sent at the end of the day can be completely the opposite when the medium is satire.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Congratulations to Men of Mayhem...

Necromancy is an art, not a science. Thus, moderation of a resurrected thread is an act of careful discretion, rather than formulaic application of mod powers. It would be unwieldy to swing a modhammer every time a thread is necro’d.

The rationale behind discouragement of necromancy is to unclutter the forums with stale threads that may no longer be relevant. The entire sentiment is founded on the timeliness of a particular statement.

The appropriate consideration for whether an act of necromancy ought to be sanctioned is whether there is temporal justification for the act. Other instances such as irony, accomplishment of a set goal or other meaningful contributions to the ancient thread may also support an act of necromancy.

Here, there is clearly a temporal justification. Back in 2012, Shadowhopeful asked for giving P. rex 9001 FP in addition to Moonfrost’s demand of disbanding MoM and Dragons.

Since P. rex recently achieved the goal of getting more than 9001 FP and MoM has long been disbanded, I thought it appropriate to appraise Shadowhopeful and Moonfrost of the status of their requests.

Such was also the case with the Taloc thread, where completion of the Apocalypse pack prompted a revisitation.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Congratulations to Men of Mayhem...

Originally posted by Shadowhopeful:
Originally posted by Moonfrost:
Originally posted by Shadowhopeful:
Originally posted by Mosfet:

You know I wonder whether there will be a Congrats Mom / Dragons thread every other day, just for the sake of postcounts :P

Possibly. Perhaps we should annihilate the threat before it becomes hostile?

Disband both MoM and Dragons?

And give P-Rex 9001 FP

Done, except the Dragons part.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Why do we even need Mods here?

Because mods care more than devs.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / New war idea

Originally posted by retsamerol:

Hrrm… I should bring my alt into P. rex.

As usual, my alt refuses to obey any instructions. Apparently she’s having too much fun leading her own faction. Even tried to recruit me. :P

Anyone know of a good psychiatrist?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / New war idea

Hrrm… I should bring my alt into P. rex.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Tyrant is truly dead right: people have only been commenting on 3 threads in the last 24 hours

Star Wars GIFs as far as I can remember. I admit, the trailer has me mostly positive and slightly apprehensive.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Tyrant is truly dead right: people have only been commenting on 3 threads in the last 24 hours

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / We all agree apoc killed Tyrant right?

Thanks for conceding that one of these “is logic”.

I described the possible resolutions of the ambiguities apparent to me. Through these descriptions I illustrated that the statement was either unreasonable, harassment and/or unprincipled.

It’s good to know that you accept that there wasn’t an alternative interpretation.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / We all agree apoc killed Tyrant right?

Is your statement generally applicable? I.e. any comparison involving anything without the consent of either thing to be compared is wrong and impolite.

Or are you harassing KK through a specific application, i.e. saying that comparison of you to him would be insulting to you? Or vice versa?

Are you saying it’s okay because it’s just your opinion that KK is so beneath you that any comparison would be wrong and impolite?

What’s the standard here?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / hmmmm ummmm An Arena Fight Club

I’m going by memory. If I wasn’t around during those periods, I’m highly unlikely to be able to pull. :(

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / hmmmm ummmm An Arena Fight Club

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2437-general-tyrant-discussion/topics/407122-interest-poll-mono-tourney

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2437-general-tyrant-discussion/topics/272219-arena-challenge-right-now-prices-and-participation-may-vary-by-location

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / We all agree apoc killed Tyrant right?

Originally posted by yeasy:
Originally posted by purei:
Originally posted by yeasy:

Some people should speak for themself. It’s funny how only 1% of playerbase know how shards work.

but.. after your first sentence, your next one speaks for others.

Some people

I have some [minority group] friends so I’m not a bigot when I’m a bigot.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / We all agree apoc killed Tyrant right?

Valar morghulis.

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Congratulations to Sunca and Company on making the Top 10!

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