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  2. Fez

    Video Games: Devils Die Twice

    I've been playing the Total War: Three Kingdoms game too, and, yeah, it's good stuff. My only real complaint is one that I have with a lot of strategy games (except Civ5 and Stellaris interestingly, so it doesn't need to be a problem), which is that the UI scaling is really bad/non-existent. So for someone like me, who plays PC games from the couch with my TV as monitor, it's damn near impossible to read any of the text. I had to pull out a bean-bag chair and put it in front of the coffee table to sit in so I could play the game at all. I know people have been asking CA for options to increase font/UI sizes for years and it's never happened, so my main hope is that eventually someone puts out a mod to do it. That's been the only way I was able to play EUIV from the couch. Other than that, which wouldn't be a problem anyway for people who have normal PC monitors, it seems like a really good game. I'm more of a Three Kingdoms fan than a Total War fan, and I find playing through too many battles to be rather tedious. But, even with delegating all but the most important battles to the AI, I've still got tons to do and have been having a blast. One thing I really enjoy, which I think the game is doing better than any of the ROTK games (at least, of the ones I've played, 7, 8, 9, and 10) is being able to strike a balance between keeping the flavor of the the time period and the characters while not having the game be an on-rails reenactment of what happened historically. There are some events (as Liu Bei I did get the option to defend Tao Qain from Cao Cao if I wanted, and that led to me inheriting Tao's lands shortly after) but the ability to trigger them seems much looser than ROTK. For example, after Lu Bu killed Dong Zhou, Dong Min took over and mostly kept that power base intact; and the game has been able to adjust so that some of the events of the mid 190s are still triggering (when it makes sense) despite the continued dominance of the Dong faction over the Emperor and the northwest of the empire. Right now, I'm actually in a coalition with Dong Min and Wang Lang to crush Cao Cao between us, and things are going well so far, though his main army is still out there. My main concerns besides Cao are whether Yuan Shao starts snowballing in the north, which I've read online is very common currently, and the continued nuisance of some Yellow Turban remnants (these ones have been around since the start of the game, but new rebellions can pop up all the time). One mechanic that I really enjoy is that there is a vassal state called the Han Empire, which is controlled by whichever faction controls the Emperor. It's not very powerful (at least, not in the AI's hands, maybe a player controlling the Emperor would be different) but it has a ton of territory throughout the empire that the other factions can deal with in different ways. For instance, as Liu Bei I have a special resource called Unity, which has a few different uses, one of which is that it can be used to take of Han Empire territory without a fight. I think its a neat way of reflecting the fact that the country didn't just completely dissolve in 190 (when the game starts), and that there were still the remnants of the old government for many years, it just didn't have any power over the warlords.
  3. LynnS

    Heresy 222 vindication

    Yes, on the same page completely. I'd go so far to say that Euron also went into the HoU and left a part of himself behind: There are other who I think left a part of themselves in the HoU:
  4. Mudz87

    Robert Baratheon - Not so bad after all

    Stannis was all about justice. He would have been a just, hard ruler. He also would not have been cruel or selfish because its not in his nature. He can be utterly without mercy, but not to the innocent. He would have upset the small folk with his intended ban on brothels but he also would have been an excellent administrator much like Emperor Tiberius who he was based on. His sour nature means he would never have been loved, but the realm could have done far worse than Stannis. He would have been infinitely superior to Robert and the walking joke that was Renly.
  5. norwaywolf123

    Best place to discuss my future history of Westeros project?

    You should consider how the events of ASOIAF will impact the population of Westeros. Aswell as potential political possibilities, and how those will impace culture and politics going foreward.
  6. Consigliere

    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    Reports that Kante picked up a knee injury in training yesterday. Unknown how serious just yet but apparently his chances of making the EL final aren't looking too good.
  7. The Night’s Watch’s purpose was to shield the realm against the White Walkers and the wights. Problem is, the White Walkers are gone (again) and the Wall is destroyed. So things are going to devolve again into how things were at the beginning of the story of the Night’s Watch being undermanned, bereft of supplies, unable to man the castles.
  8. Free Northman Reborn

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    Aegon will be in Cersei’s role - meaning in possession of King’s Landing with the Golden Company, but dragonless. The Dragonhorn plotline will be rather pointless if Euron does not get a dragon as a result of it, so I expect he will get one.
  9. RYShh

    Why aren’t people intimidated by the dragons?

    Qyburn : ''Apparently one of Daenarys' dragons was wounded by spears in the fighting pits of Meereen. If they can be wounded, they can be killed.'' They didn't even need to mention about the incident in the Dragonpit, where they killed several Dragons. When Aegon first came to the Westeros, he basically caught the S7 Kingdoms off-guard, they didn't know how to deal with it, but then they learned that Dragons are no where near invincible.
  10. Fragile Bird

    U.S. Politics: You Didn't Think It Would Be So Easy, Did You?

    I see from Facebook (thanks to a boarder) that Trump’s war on China is destroying the goldfish sellers in the US, who just can’t pass on 25% price increases. Goldfish should be bred and raised in the USA! No foreign goldfish!
  11. BalerionTheCat

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    Another question is. Can a dragon kill an Other? How much are they useful in the cold? I don't think the dragons are the answer. They are a threat. Fire as much as Ice, are the threats converging to Westeros. Moqorro is also part of the Fire's Another question is. Can a dragon kill an Other? How much are they useful in the cold? I don't think the dragons are the answer. They are a threat. Fire as much as Ice. Moqorro is also part of the Fire threat..
  12. Bittersweet Distractor

    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    I’d really love to walk down the aisle to the Imperial March it would be great for me and amusing for our guests, unfortunately the other bride has veteod it .
  13. Bittersweet Distractor

    Elimination Game #??: Who Comes Out of GOT S.8 the Best

    -The Hound.
  14. Dragon in the North

    Best and worst TV series finales, and where does GoT rank? *Spoilers*

    Quality is subjective, so of course my love for the finale isn’t proof that it’s good. It’s just my opinion. As for your second point, why would you love something you thought was terrible? That makes no sense.
  15. SirArthur

    Heresy 222 vindication

    I'm not. I'm still waiting for the show ending that is not LOST and for Aragorn's tax policy. As well as for the question what to do with all those sweet little Orc babies, because according to the tone of GRRM that would not be a nice thing. All that while he wrotes Ramsgate and bastard abandonment in his books.
  16. Hippocras

    The Missing Scenes/Episodes

    Nah, as much as the idea intrigues me, it doesn’t really work. Cersei was not in Lannisport and had not been there once for decades. Dany wanted to prove a point that everyone needed to submit to her or burn, and so in her mind everyone flooding in to KL to support Cersei and hide from her was guilty. Dany never showed any sign of understanding economics.... To me KL does make sense, it just needed a few more scenes and a slightly different tone to some past existing ones.
  17. Aldarion

    Jon being resurrected?

    To add to this, I believe it was shown that dragons are unable to fly over the wall. So it blocks magic both ways.
  18. SirArthur

    R+L=J v.166

    Wait ... there a layers of Jonsa theories all called Jonsa ? And the most simple theory is not a theory but a comment form a book person ? Tell me more. There is prob. a better base for Joncat than for Jonsa.
  19. Erm... Even in English tradition... yes, there are juries, but the full-time assize judges themselves have the habit and preference of making their judgments alone. Over objections of Crown. Sheriffs in county court. Lords or their stewards in their manor court and court leet. All of them being lone and unprofessional judges. Heritable jurisdictions of Scotland. Marcher lords of Welsh marches. England had dabbled with codified laws since Laws of Aethelberht, around 600. Yet no full-time judges. The Laws of Edward the Confessor were, from internal evidence, written about 1130...1135 - that is, about 65-70 years after conquest, about the time Jaehaerys wrote his Code - but attributed in text to have been written down in 1070 and applied before 1066, which is a lie, because they reveal post-Conquest attitudes. So, Westeros´ lack of professional judges would fit well England up to 12th century - or Scotland up to 16th. Simply don´t confuse Westeros with the centralized post-12th century England.
  20. It's okay in modern-day U.S. some places, too. Or legal, anyway. But the fact that they grew up in the same house and thought they were half-siblings most of their lives makes it grosser than his relationship with Dany, which blood-wise was more incestuous.
  21. He did show her he loved her when they had sex on the boat and on the dragon date as well. Even their dragons were smiling at both of them kissing. The moment he learnt his identity he backed off. He wasn’t cold. He just isn’t comfortable with incest. Dany keeps trying to goad him into it but he just can’t do it. By the way in one of her interviews, Sophie has said that Jon stays at the Nights Watch and in Castle Black so he can’t marry or have a kid anyway.
  22. Jova Snow

    Heresy 222 vindication

    @St Daga thank you! I read an article that talk about TWOW being published three months after GRRM done writing it and I don't want to hype myself for nothing but combined by GRRMs post about TWOW being published until July 2020 New Zealand Worldcon I am on board with the hype train.
  23. He should ask Greyworm for a teleportation device.
  24. Couldn't she just say, "I'm the Queen, eff off," after the battle? They let her kill Varys, and no one likes Cersei.
  25. divica

    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    The real question is "do you think there will only be 3 dragons?". Because unless the dragons are unstopable and can easilly defeat the others 3 dragons aren t enough. Does anyone think that countless others can t kill a dragon? That if a dragon gets wightified there isn t a high chance the others will also die? And I highly doubt that moqorro will be the final owner of any dragon. He might control 1 for a while but I doubt it will last.
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  27. Kaapstad

    Was Sansa aiming for Jon?

    He did that because Sansa said she would commit suicide if he lost the battle. He goes to Melisandre immediately after she says that.
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