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MagicSchoolBussy 26 points ago +26 / -0

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.

Smith1980 12 points ago +12 / -0

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

TentElephant 22 points ago +22 / -0

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.

Smith1980 11 points ago +11 / -0

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.

auroch 6 points ago +6 / -0

they don't care.

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.

Smith1980 4 points ago +4 / -0

Well that is a ray of sunshine. Thanks.

auroch 2 points ago +2 / -0

Constantinople wasn't sieged in a day, friend.

Kaarous 5 points ago +5 / -0

It turns out that dumpster fires only get bigger when you throw a pile of green paper on top of it.

AlfredicEnglishRules 2 points ago +2 / -0

Amazon recommends Burnham's Defenders of Freedom as well.

TentElephant 2 points ago +2 / -0

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.

Constipatriot 9 points ago +9 / -0

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)

Smith1980 4 points ago +4 / -0

Well that’s true

FartFag5000 2 points ago +2 / -0

It won’t, it’s not about money.

Norenia 7 points ago +7 / -0

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.

Norenia 6 points ago +6 / -0

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).

Kaarous 11 points ago +11 / -0

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.

Norenia 1 point ago +1 / -0

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.

Kaarous 1 point ago +1 / -0

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.

current_horror 4 points ago +4 / -0

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.

acp_k2win 3 points ago +3 / -0

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

almond_activator 4 points ago +4 / -0

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.

MegoThor 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’m a super Tolkien fan. The lore is terribull, just terribull, but the games are so good I don’t care.