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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:07PM Nautius said

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Is that tiger "thing" supposed to have backward hands? I think that just warped my fragile little mind.

Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:16PM DevilSei said

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@Nautius
Its what happens when you think Star Wars Ep. 1-3 are amazing.
Mr. Tigra will never hold a toy lightsaber right again...
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:19PM (Unverified) said

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@Nautius

Its a Rakshasa and yeah its hands are supposed to be backwards.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:21PM (Unverified) said

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@Nautius

Yes it is a rakhasa (sp?) and they do have backwards hands.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:25PM Coldin said

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@Nautius Yes. It's a Rakshasa, and they do have backward hands according to lore. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakshasa
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 5:10PM pcgneurotic said

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@Nautius

Yep. Rakshasa. Lore. Hands backwards.

What?

:D
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:10PM DevilSei said

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Hey, Episode 1 had Darth Maul, who cancelled out annoying-bratitis, Jar-jar-binksomia, Gungin Disease, Midochlorian Fever, Beardless-Obi-Wanzomes, and well... every other terrible thing in Episode 1 with a tacked on medical sound...

That is, until they killed him of course.

Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:12PM aurickle said

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How does a prequel arrive before the item it follows?

The correct term in this case would be "prologue" rather than "prequel".

Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:15PM Dril said

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@aurickle

I was thinking the same thing. Surely it's, as you say prologue, or prelude, not a prequel.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:48PM Lenn said

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@aurickle Maybe it's a pre-emptive prequel. A prequemptel.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 3:59PM J45neoboy said

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Really? I found that the Star Wars prequels were much better then the originals.

Posted: Jan 31st 2012 4:23PM Joaquin Crowe said

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@J45neoboy You were probably not a kid in the 70's -- according to the Ewok Line.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 4:30PM BiscuitGeneralAlpha said

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@Joaquin Crowe I was and I love them just as much as the OT. It's a age thing. Those films are designed to appeal to the wide-eyed young age of 7-14 year olds. I'm sure our parents were saying the same things when the OT first released.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 4:50PM Lenn said

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@BiscuitGeneralAlpha There was nothing to compare them with.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 5:18PM BiscuitGeneralAlpha said

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@Lenn Maybe try thinking of the films as a saga as they are intended. You'd appreciate them more. Hating the franchise and its creator has become etched into our pop culture to the point that the word "prequel" is automatically associated with those three films. Ask a child in the intended demographic what they think of the first three and I bet they have a similar reaction to how you reacted upon viewing the OT the first time. Is everything perfect in the first three? Nope. Not at all. But nothing on the planet could of lived up to that hype train. It's time to move past 1999 and appreciate them for what they are....Star Wars.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 5:57PM Lenn said

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@BiscuitGeneralAlpha I don't hate George Lucas at all. Star Wars is his baby and can do whatever the hell he wants to do with it (and he did). But you cannot dispute the fact that the original trilogy was much better in terms of acting and directing. How Lucas managed to take such talented actors like Ewan McGregor, Samuel Jackson, Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen (yes, he can actually act) and have them turn in the most wooden performances of their lives is beyond me. Plus the fact that he couldn't write a good screenplay if his life depended on it. A good story, sure. But dialogues? He should have hired Lawrence Kasdan for the prequels as well.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 5:58PM (Unverified) said

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@J45neoboy : dunno about "much better" but they weren't really any worse. Certainly both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy shared completely cardboard worlds, no hint of anything ever happening off-camera, and shockingly bad acting and scriptwriting happening on-camera.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 7:19AM tenfootgoatman said

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@J45neoboy I think episodes 2-5 are the best in the series . A lot of people point to JaJa Binks being bad in the prequals but forget how bad the Ewoks were in the originals .Also I found the plot in return of the jedi was pretty much a rehash of a new hope . All the StarsWars films have redeaming qualitys and cringeworthy moments . Thats the nature of the franchise .
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 4:20PM Daemodand said

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The Underdark is addressing one of the biggest problems with the game: lots of people don't like the setting of Eberron (especially older/old-school D&Ders).

But if it's a pay expansion and/or requires a high level character to get into, they'll be missing a big opportunity to get lots of new people into the game.

If you can start a new f2p level 1 character there with enough free stuff to get you hooked, the expansion will be adding lots of new players.

Posted: Jan 31st 2012 4:55PM (Unverified) said

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@Daemodand

When thinking back on it making an Ebeeron setting was a good idea, even if Eberron is dumb and it was a huge oversight to go that way when people already love Forgotten Realms and there's already a wealth of source material on that setting.

By going with Eberron though they ended up with a setting which they could basically do anything with because no one knows or gives a shit about it. So in the end they pretty much ran with it and turned out a ton of different adventure settings which embodied a more elemental D&D experience that doesn't take itself too seriously and everyone can enjoy.
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