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Mr Dragon

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  1. Barclays Premier League 2017/18

    If he's leaving for the purpose of being successful why go to United over City then? Hell, Arsenal have won more than United have since Ferguson left the latter and neither have won the title since then while City look to be one of the best sides in Europe.
  2. If the summon is successful, the first thing that happens is the turn player has the ability to activate any speed spell 2 or higher effects if s/he wishes to. Then the non-turn player may do the same. After the resulting chain (if any) resolves, there is then an open game state.
  3. dude fuck the beatles

    Except none of them said such a thing. Lennon said "We're more popular than Jesus" and he also said it was a bad thing that they were. He never said anything about being better or worse in any way.
  4. Barclays Premier League 2017/18

    The true reason that Bellerin's form's been dipping - he started playing bass for a psychedelic rock band from 1976 and the commitment divides his time too much.
  5. Justice League

    Saw the film. It's like a 4/10 that could have been a 6-7/10 if they hadn't massacred it in the editing room. The film sort of operates on leaps of logic and it's just rushed, obviously because Warner Bros. mandated that it had to be cut down by an hour. You can tell two people had their hands on this film as well because Joss Whedon is just a much more competent filmmaker than Zack Snyder is, so even when he's trying to imitate Snyder's cinematography it's pretty blatantly Whedon doing it. There's also large swathes of character stuff obviously missing, awkward scene transitions, scenes that visually look like they're from one of 40 different films and moments where you can tell lines of dialogue were originally meant to be but aren't. The visual stuff of this film is also sort of ugly. Ezra Miller is extremely good as this version of Barry Allen though (Flashpoint actually looks like a pretty good film), and Jason Momoa saves this version of Aquaman from being annoying as fuck. The Superman stuff is actually entertaining as well. Everything else about the film is basically functional, but nothing special. This is basically The Amazing Spider-Man 2 all over again, a mediocre film that could have actually been good had the studio not fucked it up, outside of the obvious fact that Marc Webb is a better filmmaker than Snyder. I guess if this gets a directors cut it'll probably be worth watching on Blu-ray but if you're hesitant about watching it don't go to see it.
  6. Justice League

    Honestly I'm expecting this to be a more or less OK 2 hour advert for the 3 hour blu-ray version that'll probably be entertaining.
  7. Thor: Ragnarok

    I thought Wonder Woman was more or less just a bit above average and Spider-Man was a bit formulaic. This on the other hand was just a straight up good comedy film. Like I can understand being disappointed that that was the direction that they went in, but given that Taika Waititi was the director of the film, nobody should really have been surprised at all. (This is basically one of his movies, but it just happens to be a Thor sequel - it's almost reminiscent of the way Nolan made 3 Christopher Nolan movies that just happened to be about Batman.) It's nothing great but it's definitely better than every Superhero film this year other than Guardians 2. It's also way better than Thor 1 and 2 which are easily the most forgettable Marvel films.
  8. I think people have a problem with FTK decks that goes on beyond the problems players have with other 'unfun' decks. People won't start respecting FTK decks as real until someone wins an event with one out of nowhere. People, and more specifically Yu-Gi-Oh players, are results oriented and so will ignore any amount of logic regarding how good something is until they see decklists posted on Youtube. FTK decks aren't really particularly different to other types of combo decks in a practical sense, but because they've garnered a reputation for being inconsistent and fragile simply because they're FTK decks, players will sleep on them endlessly. Frog FTK is the obvious exception, but people seem to regard it as that, an exception to some general unspoken rule that FTK decks have to be unviable.
  9. SPYRAL - Discussion

    The possibility of drawing multiple copies of an unsearchable three-off is not a good enough reason to play less copies of it, I believe Matt Monahan had an article that explained the reasoning more precisely, the numbers though, I think, speak for themselves. Chances of drawing more than one Double Summon going first 0.036% - one in 28 games. Chances of drawing more than one Double Summon going second 0.054% - one in 18 games. I don't think drawing it in multiples perhaps twice in a 16 round event is going to outweigh the benefits of having more cards that allow you into a combo. Drawing it with a way to play already that isn't double summon isn't even a problem, since it's either irrelevant to the chances of your combo going through or it'll allow you to continue to make a play if they can disrupt you through Ashing Machine Dupe, for example. And you'll never otherwise brick more because you're playing Double Summon since you should be playing as many copies of your main combo pieces as you can anyway, for maximum consistency. This is a fairly pointless thing to say. Either you can come up with a reason why that specific ratio happens to be correct, or you can't. If that 'ratio' isn't arbitrary then you should be able to reasonably defend it, and if that logic was good enough I'd accept it because asking for a good defence of that statement was part of the point to my post to begin with.
  10. SPYRAL - Discussion

    Play 3/3. Stopping at 3/2 seems really random and arbitrary.
  11. Legion

    Yeah this show is great. It has some of the best visuals and cinematography on TV, and while there's not a whole lot of story, the strength of the exploration of the characters more than makes up for it. I was actually genuinely surprised that they'd make an X-Men spin off so low-concept.
  12. YCS Rimini 2017

    I'm enjoying some of the tweaks to the coverage that they've made. The renewed focus on teams in the written coverage is something in particular that I was pleasantly surprised by. The simpler overlay for the stream is welcome too, given that the old one made it feel like you were watching a news channel.
  13. Doctor Who

    The Doctor's already pretty much canonically bisexual as it is.
  14. Barclays Premier League 2016/17

    The problem isn't even really the quality of players (which has declined somewhat), but I would argue that it's still mostly the intensity of the league that's stopping Premier League teams from succeeding in Europe. Combine that with the teams in the other top leagues having the luxury of a winter break and you start seeing where they get a lot of innate advantages. I think the decline in the top teams performing in europe in particular has coincided with an increase in the quality of the average premier league team while the best teams have hit a point of stagnation. On top of that, I would be very interested to see what the rates of injuries in Germany or France are in comparison to England. English teams being the richest doesn't necessarily help out with anything either, since when a Premier League team comes knocking on a door for any player from the continent, you can expect their evaluation of their player to skyrocket. The money mostly just causes market inflation. If no Premier League teams were interested in Lacazette for example and he was sold to a German team it probably would have been for 30 million instead of 50.
  15. Updated Suspended Players List

    To be fair to Konami, it is actually illegal. Since they played the game out first it comes under changing the result of the match after its conclusion.
  16. Updated Suspended Players List

    http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/suspended.html Billy Brake and Jackie Bernal both banned for 6 months. Apparently they played each other in a regional and Jackie won but gave Billy the win because he needed the Worlds Points more. Then Billy mentioned it on a Youtube video.
  17. State of the game

    Format is pretty shitty atm, like deckbuilding-wise it seems OK, there's a lot of room for innovation, but as far as the other facets of the game goes there's definitely been far better formats. Zoodiac is the best deck at the moment, to the point where the only 3 real decks (as in, you could probably actually win a major event with it) are all Zoo variants. A list is gonna come into effect mid-June (basically just for the Worlds Qualifiers), and' the changes will cut out quite a bit of the bullshit, but the makeup of the top cuts won't really change too much. Link monsters and the rule changes accompanying their introduction won't be introduced until after the NAWCQ and the format will be drastically different when that happens.
  18. The Flash

    Also re: Arrow finale: re: Flash finale:
  19. Da D-Boyz

    Oh btw my Discord name is A11sopp.
  20. Paleozoic

    Yeah this is correct, but only for traps that discard as cost. I'm pretty sure Konami specifically made Dinomiscus and Pikaia's discards be part of the effect so it wouldn't be possible to do this for those cards. But yeah, you can do it for Wing Blast/Raigeki Break.
  21. DuelistGroundz username: Mr Dragon Discord username: A11sopp Formats: current only Expected level of activity: Most nights in a week, though take into account some slight potential timezone related awkwardness Want to be in a team with: Anybody other than Tyranno. Credentials/Why you would be a good team member: Uh none. I've bubbled almost every premier event I've entered though so I'm perfect if you want a team that won't quite win but almost will. But seriously though I'm decent with YGO theory and my main goal in the game ATM is improving myself.
  22. Top 10 Tv shows.. again

    I've watched all of it, and actually don't think the ending is that bad. And even if it was I don't think a sitcom having a bad ending is necessarily that big of a problem, even one as story driven as HIMYM.
  23. Iron Fist

    Having watched nearly all of this now and my opinion of the second half of the show has made me think it's slightly better than I thought it was - it's not incredibly dull anymore, it's just sorta badly written. It's as if they had like 22 episodes worth of material and instead of cutting out the extraneous crap they decided to just cram everything in then remove everything in between that would give the narrative any flow or consequence Like early on they spend 3 episodes trying to show Danny working to get people to believe his identity and him trying to get his company back, then they just drop all of that on his lap in the 4th episode almost completely out of nowhere. This type of thing happens so often that I'm beginning to believe that the real reason for this being delayed for a year is because of scripting problems. Outside of that and the action being the show is fine I guess, but obviously those are two big issues. One thing that I can recommend about this show though is that it has one random hilarious dark comedy scene in it (and I'm perfectly willing to admit the comedy is possibly unintentional) Spoilers below for episode 9:
  24. Only current Mr Dragon/A11sopp
  25. Thor: Ragnarok

    Given that the Thor films so far have been really dull, 'not feeling like a Thor film' can only be a positive.
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