62 Lord of the Rings: The Naps of Power (media.communities.win) posted 171 days ago by ljsilver0000 171 days ago by ljsilver0000 +62 / -0 22 comments download share 22 comments share download save hide report block hide replies
It’s funny that if they accurately adapted the source material, audiences would still complain about “falling asleep” but at least it’d be with an iota of integrity (and it’d be interesting to Tolkien fans). Instead they made a billion dollar CW show that appeals to no one.
Yea it’s not for everyone but I completely agree. I honestly hope this show not meeting expectations will be an eye opener for the industry
If finances were to going to stop this, Disney Star Wars would be good by now. In any sufficiently large company, the managers will eventually conspire, often unwittingly, to defraud the shareholders for personal and ideological gain. The managerial class has a level of class conciousness that Marx imagined existed in the bourgeoisie.
Sowell's Knowledge And Decisions, Burnham's Managerial Revolution and Sam Francis' Levithan And Its Enemies all touch on different aspects of how and why this happens.
I need to get those. Thanks. I know for me it’s wishful thinking. It’s been shown over and over that crapping on the real fans doesn’t work in the long run but they don’t care. Also notice how Star Wars keeps making shows in the past because they did such a crappy sequel.
Not entirely true. Star Wars has been such a profound disappointment for Disney that there are no new movies in production. Zaslav at WB has been cutting projects left and right: CNN+ was canceled after just a few weeks. Batgirl was canceled after it was finished (or 95% finished). If they truly didn't care, they would still be pumping out movies, and Brian Stelter would still have a job.
Well that is a ray of sunshine. Thanks.
Constantinople wasn't sieged in a day, friend.
It turns out that dumpster fires only get bigger when you throw a pile of green paper on top of it.
Amazon recommends Burnham's Defenders of Freedom as well.
The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom is also good, but if I had to recommend only one, which I must lest I begin to list dozens of books on elite theory totaling tens of thousands of pages, it would be The Managerial Revolution.
Best off the cuff line I've read about the practice on here was "Amazon has money. Desecrating western culture is how they choose to spend that money." (props to Grumman)
Well that’s true
It won’t, it’s not about money.
I honestly can't even remember much of the books' material outside of pretty much all the points made in the movies. It just didn't feel very important to the main plot, regardless of how well it built the world of Middle Earth.
So yeah, you're definitely right in that regard.
On a bit of a tangent- There's a Shadow of Mordor + War bundle for about ten bucks. At that price, I'm suddenly considering it, and that's even though I'd heard Shadow of War did some pretty stupid stuff with its lore (I don't think I ever heard anyone complain about gameplay).
The lore is flagrantly retarded, full stop. The gameplay is Arkham Knight(which I personally hate). The most interesting thing about the series is the nemesis system, which in my opinion is wasted by having garbage wrapped around it.
Batman-Arkham is the only game with that system where I actually kinda liked said system. Every other game I've seen a similar combat system was nowhere near as polished. And as I recall, aren't these the same devs? I know you said you don't like it, but if it's the same people with a very similar system, that gives me some hope.
Now if you want to get into the faults of Arkham Knight, while I was glad that it finally got to pull out the Batmobile to do awesome Batshit, controlling it was a godawful pain in the ass.
Warner so probably same devs, I dunno. I do know that it's been overused for years and I never liked that style of combat to begin with. Feels too much like the whole game is a QuickTime event.
Mordor was great. War was a deliberately grindy disaster intended to sell experience booster micro transactions in a single player game, which is a level of greed that still exceeds most of the shit we see today.
Games are amazing, def worth it
Play on a higher difficulty because slowing down the early game will make the later game payoff of ultimate baddassery that much sweeter
I found the inevitable god mode detracted from the genuinely interesting nemesis system that brought back previously-defeated enemies with immunity to the damage and/or tactics you used the last time.
I’m a super Tolkien fan. The lore is terribull, just terribull, but the games are so good I don’t care.