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I mean I thought his take was interesting. I thought it was going to be one of those videos that really reach for an answer where there isn't really one, and yet he actually came up with a pretty decent game theory. I get why some people don't care, but a lot of people on the internet find it fun to speculate about the lore of video games. Splatoon's lore is surprisingly deep but also a little half-assed, probably because Nintendo refuses to take lore seriously, even in series where large portions of the fans demand it like the Zelda fanbase. And he was right that Pokemon was doing a reboot, it was just more of a soft reboot than a hard one. I for one think it would have been awesome if Pokemon had done a proper reboot, and given that Let's Go tells the Gen 1 story over again but different, it's not too late for the next mainline games to be a reboot of sorts. We'll see what they do. Let's just hope they don't include too much from the Let's Go games like the removal of wild Pokemon battles or dumbing down of the mechanics.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Do you have to act like such a dick about it though?

Calling the work of a content creator that you have no personal stake in bad makes me a dick?

Maybe not, but you come off as one because you're so blunt about it.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Do you have to act like such a dick about it though?

Calling the work of a content creator that you have no personal stake in bad makes me a dick?

I think he's mad because he wanted to have a fun discussion with people who found the video interesting, and you went a little beyond showing disinterest and said it in a way that felt like you were just taking a dump on everyone's fun.



"Pfft we all know the REAL reason.....

To fuel the Rule 34 train"

Sounds about right, this is clearly what the creators wanted to see.



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

HylianSwordsman said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Calling the work of a content creator that you have no personal stake in bad makes me a dick?

I think he's mad because he wanted to have a fun discussion with people who found the video interesting, and you went a little beyond showing disinterest and said it in a way that felt like you were just taking a dump on everyone's fun.

You're right, I hate when some people just come into a positive discussion I start, and sour everything.



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Metallox said:
"Pfft we all know the REAL reason.....

To fuel the Rule 34 train"

Sounds about right, this is clearly what the creators wanted to see.

It would've happened anyway.



CaptainExplosion said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Calling the work of a content creator that you have no personal stake in bad makes me a dick?

Maybe not, but you come off as one because you're so blunt about it.

Self awareness is not one of your strong suits, huh? 

HylianSwordsman said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Calling the work of a content creator that you have no personal stake in bad makes me a dick?

I think he's mad because he wanted to have a fun discussion with people who found the video interesting, and you went a little beyond showing disinterest and said it in a way that felt like you were just taking a dump on everyone's fun.

Probably, that's not really an excuse though. Others seem to agree as well. I assumed the OP wouldn't care since this site isn't really an echo chamber, it allows for a lot of opinions and such. It's obvious I meant no offense, and he shouldn't have taken issue with the comment anyways. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Maybe not, but you come off as one because you're so blunt about it.

Self awareness is not one of your strong suits, huh? 

HylianSwordsman said:

I think he's mad because he wanted to have a fun discussion with people who found the video interesting, and you went a little beyond showing disinterest and said it in a way that felt like you were just taking a dump on everyone's fun.

Probably, that's not really an excuse though. Others seem to agree as well. I assumed the OP wouldn't care since this site isn't really an echo chamber, it allows for a lot of opinions and such. It's obvious I meant no offense, and he shouldn't have taken issue with the comment anyways. 

I really didn't like your tone though.

Enough about this though.

I lean more towards the idea of Inkling and Octoling breasts being for stronger ink shooting. It's like how female spiders are more venomous than males (right?).



AngryLittleAlchemist said:


Probably, that's not really an excuse though. Others seem to agree as well. I assumed the OP wouldn't care since this site isn't really an echo chamber, it allows for a lot of opinions and such. It's obvious I meant no offense, and he shouldn't have taken issue with the comment anyways. 

I mean Ganon thought the creator was obnoxious, but that's not the same as being vitriolic about the very idea of discussing lore or "game theories". You didn't just insult the creator, you insulted everyone who finds his work interesting or worthwhile by calling it a stupid and declaring that "no one" asked it or wanted it. Here's an alternate way you could have phrased it that would get your disdain across without being antagonistic.

"Questions like these are just so pointless. Why do people feel the need to waste time trying to find an in-universe explanation for simple aesthetic design choices that the creators probably made thoughtlessly?"

Equally skeptical of the point of the discussion, still essentially the same opinion, would probably be equally depressing to anyone who wanted to have a serious discussion about the topic, but no one could really argue that it was rude. Other people agree with you, but they weren't rude about it. Even Ganon kept it to the personality of the creator, and could legitimately claim your earlier argument that it was just about a "content creator you have no personal stake in". 



HylianSwordsman said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:


Probably, that's not really an excuse though. Others seem to agree as well. I assumed the OP wouldn't care since this site isn't really an echo chamber, it allows for a lot of opinions and such. It's obvious I meant no offense, and he shouldn't have taken issue with the comment anyways. 

I mean Ganon thought the creator was obnoxious, but that's not the same as being vitriolic about the very idea of discussing lore or "game theories". You didn't just insult the creator, you insulted everyone who finds his work interesting or worthwhile by calling it a stupid and declaring that "no one" asked it or wanted it. Here's an alternate way you could have phrased it that would get your disdain across without being antagonistic.

"Questions like these are just so pointless. Why do people feel the need to waste time trying to find an in-universe explanation for simple aesthetic design choices that the creators probably made thoughtlessly?"

Equally skeptical of the point of the discussion, still essentially the same opinion, would probably be equally depressing to anyone who wanted to have a serious discussion about the topic, but no one could really argue that it was rude. Other people agree with you, but they weren't rude about it. Even Ganon kept it to the personality of the creator, and could legitimately claim your earlier argument that it was just about a "content creator you have no personal stake in". 

Yeah, no I didn't. The topic creator is known for overreacting, it's his main characteristic (I mean his sig literally explains it). Trying to jump to the defense that I was greatly insulting the fanbase is just silly, honestly, because I wasn't. I don't care if someone finds something rude that wasn't intended to be rude unless I can genuinely understand and sympathize with the perspective. I can't in this scenario, ideally nobody should be offended over such a trivial comment, so I don't really care. 

By the way, Gnoggin does the same thing on Twitter: