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Gemstone Mine

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  1. The Flash

    arrow's ending with a short last season. thank god they're finally putting old yeller down.
  2. MTG Arena

    i might if/when eternal formats get added, but otherwise, eh.
  3. The Flash

    i disagree with the brutality thing. What I think he's missing is the raw implacablility of savitar. Savitar was omnipresent throughout his season, and he could do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted, and there wasn't a damn thing barry could do about it. That's really what i expected from the phrase 'meta serial killer that barry never caught', that cicada would kill often (like, weekly at least), and barry would be mostly helpless to stop him. Instead, we're nearly done with the season, he has a body count of like 5, and has been soundly beaten twice. Cicada just feels more like the one that got away rather than 'stop him or else', which is where the episodic villain thing comes in. There's no real tension to catch him other the fact that no one ever did it. I kinda expected a 'tensions rise as cicada stacks more and more bodies' type deal. And it's hard to imagine he has some super 'kill all metas at once' master plan that would add some tension, so idk what the real tension is supposed to be.
  4. The Flash

    really? This season just kinda feels do-nothing cicada is actually really well executed, but ultimately feels like an episodic villain in terms of actual threat. I'm still kinda waiting for the actual big bad to be introduced (although they might have name-dropped the next season's big bad and we're back to speedsters), because I can't really see how cicada is going to present a real season finale. It's no where near as bad as arrow (which somehow is still coming in under the bottom of the barrel expectations), who is literally half way through the season without introducing a bad of any kind, but cicada just doesn't really feel like a big bad. Maybe if they had played the 'who is he' game longer, it might have been better, but as it is, pass on him as a big bad. He's literally just joe schmoe with a magic knife and a (well executed) backstory, and it's hard to believe that he's going to somehow come up with a 'kill all metas' plan, which seems highly likely as the season end game.
  5. Life Will Change - Persona 5 Mafia Signups

    yeah, because ive ever been that concerned about quotas.
  6. Life Will Change - Persona 5 Mafia Signups

    holy stacked game batman With this kind of roster, i might even come out of retirement if i wasn't going on vacation in like 2 days.
  7. What games are you currently playing?

    finished dragon age origins. 3/10. Story has potential, i like the setting and lore building, but the game's combat is so unforgivably atrocious that it completely sucks any fun out of the game, which only aggravates the fact that individual quests drag on and on repetitively. There's no updates or developments , just 'get from point a to point b' through 5 different zones and dozens of enemy encounters. I have the other 2 games (think got them in like a humble bundle or something), but probably won't touch them.
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    everyone: arrow could not get any worse. arrow: hold my beer
  12. The Flash

    which you might believe if it weren't for the fact that this is the 4th fucking time she's played that card, 3 of which was against non-metas, ie people she hilariously outclasses. Also, I honestly don't mind William. Mostly because it's the arrow equivilent of 'dbz has a strong female character and puts a baby in her to keep her out of the way of the main story'. Except unlike dbz chacacters, Felicity actually deserves it. The series is way better with 90% less Dr. Phil starring Oliver and Felicity (although I don't subscribe to the apparently common belief that Felicity is the worst part of Arrow, she's just a symptom of the problem. the most reoccuring symptom). Felicity is way better when she's kept in the bunker as Overwatch and a one liner machine, she does not have the backstory and emotional range to carry a main character role.
  13. The Flash

    also, the best thing that could happen to arrow rn is if diaz shoots black siren in the face. Not only is that plot line such a drag, it also takes every character completely out of character. Oliver: My loyal, well-trained team betrayed me once, I must be absolutely on guard against any possible future betrayal. Also Oliver: Black Siren has stabbed us in the back like 3 times now. I should totally trust her. You can't have it both ways.
  14. The Flash

    I'm not even exaggerating about the order thing, this season would have made so much more fucking sense if diaz was the fall guy, he takes over the city, with cayden james lurking in the shadows for the 'hold the entire city hostage' plan as the end game.
  15. The Flash

    Disagree tbh. Aside from the unsalvagable wreck that was s4, Arrow's had all the right pieces in play, they just can't get it across the finish line. It might speak more that they can even get all the right pieces in play given how much of the universe has been siphoned off by the other 3 series, but it's physically painful that they can get what they need to succeed, they just can't put it together in an order that makes any fucking sense.
  16. The Flash

    arrow in a nutshell
  17. The Flash

    flash has been doing decent in the past couple of episodes, but the thinker is such a boring ass villain. idk who at CW thinks that 'I know every move before you make it, and I am literally not capable of losing' villains are intereresting, but they aren't. At least Savitar had the menace and the mystery to still remain somewhat interesting, but devoe doesn't have it. They've at least made him more than one-dimensional by showing his set-backs and conflict with his wife, but other than that, he's such a badly executed villain. Arrows in the same boat. Diaz is just such a piss-poor villain because he's doing the 'I know every move before you make it, and I am literally not capable of losing' thing, except he's completely non-existent. Arrow has been at a all-time low this season, which is incredibly frustrating, because they have all the pieces. They have strong, interesting characters. They have good ideas for plot. They have strong potential villains. They just can't find the right holes to fit them through together. The few moments where Diaz is actually doing, well, anything, you can see his potential. But it's so wasted, he's literally coasting the entire season after he reached his end game half way through the season after Cayden.
  18. Duel Links News - Whats Next

    yeah I jumped ship too when konami reduced gem drops from events to garbage and released 3 back to back sets that completely power crept each other.
  19. Legends of Tomorrow

    seriously, 'insert generic evil force here' is usually an insult to a series, but legends actually just rolled with it and made it work.
  20. Legends of Tomorrow

    idk about that, season 2 was really good without the sheer ridiculousness. Season 1 was a total disaster because they tried to imitate the other 3 series too much, but season 2 it felt like they figured out how to make that formula work for them by making it much farther out there than the main series then this season they just went all in on the saturday morning cartoon style format and went all out on the insanity. Part of the reason why the main series work as well as they do (when they do work) is because of effective name brand villians (thawne, deathstroke, ra's, etc) and legends never had that, so s1 flopped badly. s2 really made thawne work with malcolm and darhk supporting. s3 just said 'fuck it' and made it completely about the main cast and the villian more of as a plot point than the actual driving factor of the series.
  21. Legends of Tomorrow

    season was absolutely fantastic. The ending was perfect. It was like 'we know you think you know what's going to happen, so we're going to throw the greatest fucking twist on it we can'
  22. Top 10 games of the last TEN years

    says the person who unironically included bioshock infinite on the actual list, even HM is a stretch. Whether you like it or not (and considering it has one of if not the single largest playerbase of any game in history, gonna go with minority), league's influence on the industry from the moba aspect to esports to f2p games, and sheer staying power makes it impossible to not include.
  23. Top 10 games of the last TEN years

    10. Tomb Raider 2013 9. League of Legends 8. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus 7. FTL: Faster than Light 6. Borderlands 2 5. Portal 2 4. Fallout 3 3. Doom 2016 2. Path of Exile 1. Mass Effect 2