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PA comic: Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011

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edited September 2011 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    I love this strip.

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    Which game is this?

  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I still get teased by my brother that I named a pirate Monkeyfuck and what I have seen people do to Animal Crossing is better left to the imagination

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    SabreMau wrote:
    Which game is this?

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    And just as we're all heading to Dunland in LOTRO. It's ridiculously recognizable.

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    Aldo wrote:
    And just as we're all heading to Dunland in LOTRO. It's ridiculously recognizable.

    We are? It is?

    I've only barely glanced at trial periods of just two non-WoW MMOs in the past 7 years: EVE Online for a few days and Rift for about an hour. Haven't checked in on LotRO at all, and the names in this comic aren't exactly Tolkien-ish.

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    The preview thumbnail on the main section of the site is delicious.

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    @SabreMau It's a joke based on a genre not an individual game. The newspost may reveal a specific inspiration but it is in no way required for the joke to work. I can't really believe you need this explaining.

    Aldo is referring to the situation being recognisable in LOTRO at the moment, not that the comic is set there.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Well, initially I was curious as to if they were referencing a specific game instead of a genre joke. After checking, it turns out that a LotRO expansion came out yesterday. I did not previously know about this.

    But in this case, yeah, I was sorta hoping there was some further context to enhance the joke's flavour.

    SabreMau on
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    I'd be incredibly surprised if this was a LOTRO comic. There's nothing in there that looks like LOTRO.

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  • MaigaardMaigaard Registered User regular
    Me thinks this might be about Torchlight 2?

  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    Yea I wish the quest NPCs were half as witty as that guy. :P

    I guess I should have worded my previous post better, though. Sorry Sabre.

    But really, I just did get a quest reward that was faded huntsman cloak while I'm sporting a cloak crafted by the finest Elven craftsmen in Lothlorien. :P

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    Struck me as a comment on RPG conventions in general. Fits WoW roughly as well as Torchlight or whatever else comes to mind.

  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    Captain Dickshits is anatomically improbable.

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  • AsharadAsharad Registered User regular
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    @SabreMau It's a joke based on a genre not an individual game. The newspost may reveal a specific inspiration but it is in no way required for the joke to work. I can't really believe you need this explaining.

    Aldo is referring to the situation being recognisable in LOTRO at the moment, not that the comic is set there.

    Yeah, I laughed because this is ever RPG/MMO/hack and slash type game, ever.

  • TastyfishTastyfish Registered User regular
    Captain Dickshits is anatomically improbable.

    I know, it's hard to think anyone with that sort of disfiguration would rise above the rank of lieutenant.

  • FandeathisFandeathis Registered User regular
    As someone who plays WAY too many MMOs, this cracked me up.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Now I'm imaging the frustration that would come from earning the Inferior Boots and them not being your size.

    That is something that hasn't really been explored in MMOs. Maybe part of the magical properties of these fantasy game realms is that every item is guaranteed to be one size fits all? Perhaps a wizard is enabling everything to be custom tailored to your frame.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    Rehab wrote:
    Now I'm imaging the frustration that would come from earning the Inferior Boots and them not being your size.

    That is something that hasn't really been explored in MMOs. Maybe part of the magical properties of these fantasy game realms is that every item is guaranteed to be one size fits all? Perhaps a wizard is enabling everything to be custom tailored to your frame.

    Pre 3e D&D had this problem. Finding a suit of gnome-sized super magic plate was just not going to happen.

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  • RizzRustboltRizzRustbolt Registered User regular
    Sure, the decrepit foot-rags look nice. But, I think I'll stick with these nails that the last questgiver hammered into my feet.

  • InkyblotsInkyblots Registered User regular
    This can be talking about anything but I'm pretty sure that's a barbarian from Diablo 3.

  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Pretty certain this is about every single MMORPG ever made, about 60% of all WRPGs and about 50% of all JRPGs. And 99% of all ARPGs. About 80% of SRPGs. Maybe down to 78% for WSRPGs. Maybe 77% for IWSRPGs?

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  • PiotyrPiotyr Registered User regular
    And at least 6% of all RTSs, and 3% of all PCAs.

  • kingworkskingworks Registered User regular
    Birthday comic.

    T&G got me [inferior boots] for my birthday!

  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    This comic definitely fits more than one game. I love shitty rewards.

    On a related note, Oblivion kinda did a good job of this sort of thing, where some quest rewards had their stats based on what level you accomplished things at. Then again, that was also flawed and shit so I ended up getting a mod that made those items scale with your level all the time.

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  • NeadenNeaden Registered User regular
    kingworks wrote:
    Birthday comic.

    T&G got me [inferior boots] for my birthday!

    You're my birthday buddy!

  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    good news is you can trade in 10 pairs of Inferior Boots for a set of Rusty Pauldrons of -20 Strength

  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote:
    Rehab wrote:
    Now I'm imaging the frustration that would come from earning the Inferior Boots and them not being your size.

    That is something that hasn't really been explored in MMOs. Maybe part of the magical properties of these fantasy game realms is that every item is guaranteed to be one size fits all? Perhaps a wizard is enabling everything to be custom tailored to your frame.

    Pre 3e D&D had this problem. Finding a suit of gnome-sized super magic plate was just not going to happen.

    I seem to remember EverQuest had a lot of race restrictions on things. So certain race/class combinations were unwise.

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I'm almost certain this has to be from them playing the Diablo beta.

    What is this I don't even.
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote:
    I'm almost certain this has to be from them playing the Diablo beta.

    That would make the most sense... but item-based quest rewards have never really been a Thing in Diablo. I can't speak for D3 'cause I'm not in the beta, but I would be surprised to find that a game that's so heavily looting-based would turn to be quest based.

  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    SabreMau wrote:
    Which game is this?

    All the games.

    I love the way DA2 subverted the fetch quest so that you just happened upon significant items while adventuring, then you went in to town to find the person they belonged to and get your reward. No dialog trees, no trying to figure out where you were supposed to go on the map just, "Hey is this yours?" "Yep, have some gold!"

  • El GuacoEl Guaco Registered User regular
    I think WoW had the right idea with reputation. Doing something good for someone else gave you advantages in that community.




  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    admanb wrote:
    Darkewolfe wrote:
    I'm almost certain this has to be from them playing the Diablo beta.

    That would make the most sense... but item-based quest rewards have never really been a Thing in Diablo. I can't speak for D3 'cause I'm not in the beta, but I would be surprised to find that a game that's so heavily looting-based would turn to be quest based.

    I dunno. They've made WoW in the meantime. I wouldn't be surprised at all if there's random quests with rewards thrown in too.

    What is this I don't even.
  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    There has been some fetch questy stuff in Diablo before. Not much, but maybe one quest every other Act.

    The Golden Bird quest from Act III in Diablo II comes to mind.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Oh hey, look at that.

    Tycho wrote:
    The reason the electrified parts of the world have not ground to halt altogether is that the Diablo III beta includes only subset of a percentage of a portion of a slice of a morsel of the first part of the game. Well, we have been there, we have done that. And we’ve gotten the boots.

    Rehab on
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  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    So the beta consists of a fetch quest?

  • EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    LOTRO's free now right? I keep leaning towards dling it whenever I hear about it.

    “Even as a gengar she was lovely.” ― Ovid, Metamorphoses
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    Eddy wrote:
    LOTRO's free now right? I keep leaning towards dling it whenever I hear about it.

    @Eddy Freemium is the correct way to describe it. Sure you can play it for free, but after a while you'll be expected to invest at least some money. But if you wanna try it out you won't be faced by some 1 week trial and level limit bullshit, you can dick around for as long as you like and see quite a bit of the game without having to cough up any cash.

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    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    I laughed out loud

    this here

    this is a solid strip

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