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kinghumanity



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:12 pm Reply with quote
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I have been a fan of the game since 2012 when it was still in beta and have logged an embarrassing 5,000+ hours into the game.


I have 6,300+ hours in the game. You got nothing on me.

But yes, it is completely incomprehensible why valve didn't market the game like this years sooner.

Also, Marci is my waifu.


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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:42 pm Reply with quote
Valve, not sufficiently marketing one of its properties?

*laughs/cries in over a decade's worth of TF2*
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:52 pm Reply with quote
Watched this with a friend and both of us have 2-3000 hours in the game each. We were pleasantly surprised with how good it was, as we expected it to be a lot cheesier. Terrorblade is my friend's favorite Hero to play in the game so it was cool to see him as the main villain. Was interesting they chose him instead of other cosmic evils, like Doom, Shadow Fiend, Bane, Outworld Destroyer, or Enigma.

They definitely set up a second season with the end of the show ending on a sort of cliffhanger. Hope they introduce more Heroes from the game as well as more original characters. Really liked the deaf girl that was Mirana's squire/body guard. Also will the show be added to ANN's encyclopedia?
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Spore_777_Mexen



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:57 am Reply with quote
Show took me completely by surprise and made me want to play the game.
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prime_pm



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:13 am Reply with quote
Never played this series, still found this better than the Dragon's Dogma animation. Maybe I'll give the game a shot? Or way too late?
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Eriol_



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:58 am Reply with quote
prime_pm wrote:
Maybe I'll give the game a shot? Or way too late?

Valve and the community knew that newcomers would be interested.
It's probably the best time to be a new player. There's a solid tutorial mode, both official and custom community map, with free skins as rewards for completion. You can hop in with friends or alone, there's AI controlled games and sandbox modes so you can test to your heart's content before you even hop in a 5v5 human controlled game. In-game glossary, extensive wiki, build guides, newcomer tooltip and item modes, free volunteer coaches, probably more.

I wish I had half of that when I was starting out.
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KarlFranz



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I find it strange that Davion dislike the dragon blood. Like his encounter with the dragon in the lore is basically he found the dragon was old and waiting for it death so he gave the dragon one last fight so it can die with dignity. The dragon ended up rewarded him with the dragon blood. The lore and the hero lines in the game never indicated that Davion hate his dragon part, for him it more like an honor.

Also picked Terrorblade as the villain kinda weird, he more of an emo guy who escape prison rather than a schemer, that more fitting for Shadow Demon.
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Maciste



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:28 pm Reply with quote
LegitPancake wrote:
Really liked the deaf girl that was Mirana's squire/body guard. Also will the show be added to ANN's encyclopedia?


Marci is love. Marci is life. Marci is also mute and not deaf. Laughing

I never played a single second of the game/s. I don't know how true they are to the lore and characters and so on. But this show took me by surprise. I liked the art style and characterizations. And the fact that it's rather mature in handling them. I didn't find the romance to be atrocious in its attempt. It worked for me. First time I saw Mirana, I went "Ah, there's the love interest". Besides that, I kinda buy their relationship. They ar enot head over heels for eatch other, it's blossoming instead of being rushed and eye-rolling akward (something I really depside in any sort of media). The plot is kind of messy or rather the way the story unfolds/plot points are told with all the back and forth, forth and back. Sometimes I had to pause the video to make sure I understood what was going on and why. It's not overly complicated, though, just ... muddled. I guess they tried to cram as much as poosible into it. I'm really looking forward to a second season.
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EmbraceMe



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:59 pm Reply with quote
Top Gun wrote:
Valve, not sufficiently marketing one of its properties?

*laughs/cries in over a decade's worth of TF2*


Chances are that Valve planned to release the announcement during TI10 but with COVID19, that plan probably fell through the ground.


LegitPancake wrote:
Also will the show be added to ANN's encyclopedia?


Unlikely as there is no actual Japanese production company behind this -- I believe that is the requirement for an anime on ANN.

For those interested, DOTA: Dragon's Blood is animated by Studio MIR.
The Japanese dub cast consists of:
Davion: Suzuhi Tatsuhisa
Mirana: Serika Hiromatsu
Terrorblade: Taiten Kusonoki
Slyrak: Takaoka Binbin
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:20 pm Reply with quote
KarlFranz wrote:
I find it strange that Davion dislike the dragon blood. Like his encounter with the dragon in the lore is basically he found the dragon was old and waiting for it death so he gave the dragon one last fight so it can die with dignity. The dragon ended up rewarded him with the dragon blood. The lore and the hero lines in the game never indicated that Davion hate his dragon part, for him it more like an honor.

Also picked Terrorblade as the villain kinda weird, he more of an emo guy who escape prison rather than a schemer, that more fitting for Shadow Demon.

My sense of Davion is that he absolutely hates dragon but he's honorable enough to treat them with respect, when deserved, and not act purely out of malice towards them. Especially when there's a bigger problem at hand (like Terrorblade). Which is probably part of why Slyrak chose him.

I know nothing about the game but my assumption is Davion and Slyrak will bond with each other over the course of the series until they more or less become a team in one body.
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