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PA comic: Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011 - Their Name Means Big

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edited November 2011 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    good comic. writing is sharp, art and coloring is nice.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    I love when games aren't really balanced properly. "SLAY THIS AWESOME THING. Oh but you'll get fucked up by that random thing there."

    I have a feeling one of the most popular mod types for Skyrim is gonna be dragon difficulty alteration.

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    Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak is it because you were insulted when I insulted your hair?Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    good one

    I guess those giants are pretty though, eh?
    Henroid wrote:
    I love when games aren't really balanced properly. "SLAY THIS AWESOME THING. Oh but you'll get fucked up by that random thing there."

    heh, this happens a lot in RPGs, especially from Eastern European developers. I miss my boars of doom in Gothic 3, good times.

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    Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    Eff dragon shouts, we need giant shouts. Now that's where it's at.

    Add me on Switch: 7795-5541-4699
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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Maz- wrote:
    Eff dragon shouts, we need giant shouts. Now that's where it's at.

    Fee fi fo fum?

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    falling_stonefalling_stone Registered User regular
    good one

    I guess those giants are pretty though, eh?
    Henroid wrote:
    I love when games aren't really balanced properly. "SLAY THIS AWESOME THING. Oh but you'll get fucked up by that random thing there."

    heh, this happens a lot in RPGs, especially from Eastern European developers. I miss my boars of doom in Gothic 3, good times.

    Do you remember the Boars from Solstheim?

    I'm terribly excited for this game. The first time I saw the giants I had a feeling this would be the case. I'm also glad that there is a punishment associated with molesting a passive character.

    This sig is too small - Elki :P
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    Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    Henroid wrote:
    I love when games aren't really balanced properly. "SLAY THIS AWESOME THING. Oh but you'll get fucked up by that random thing there."

    I have a feeling one of the most popular mod types for Skyrim is gonna be dragon difficulty alteration.

    Well looks lets be fair here. Dragons are big, predatory reptilian things, many of which breathe fire.

    But from what I can tell, Giants are REALLY BIG.

    So it's not like I couldn't see Giants being more powerful than a Dragon, I totally can.

    Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if Labor had not first existed. Labor is superior to capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. - Lincoln
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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    I have a hard time believing that the next iteration of the series that brought us the combat in Morrowind and Oblivion has dragon-slaying gameplay that can top Monster Hunter.

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    Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak is it because you were insulted when I insulted your hair?Registered User regular
    Do you remember the Boars from Solstheim?

    actually, no - which only means they couldn't have been so terrifying!

    all that I remember from Morrowind are cliff racers ... so many cliff racers

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    Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    edited November 2011

    actually, no - which only means they couldn't have been so terrifying!

    all that I remember from Morrowind are cliff racers ... so many cliff racers

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    Good times, good times.

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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    Will the giant not attack if you turn around and walk off when it shakes its club at you? It looks like it is telling the player to back the fuck off.

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    ThreeCubedThreeCubed Grandma Winky's fat ankles Registered User regular
    Now I want to watch Troll Hunter.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Henroid wrote:
    I love when games aren't really balanced properly. "SLAY THIS AWESOME THING. Oh but you'll get fucked up by that random thing there."

    I have a feeling one of the most popular mod types for Skyrim is gonna be dragon difficulty alteration.

    Well looks lets be fair here. Dragons are big, predatory reptilian things, many of which breathe fire.

    But from what I can tell, Giants are REALLY BIG.

    So it's not like I couldn't see Giants being more powerful than a Dragon, I totally can.

    From what I'd seen of the game, I'd be under the impression that they're equal in strength.

    Edit - Or rather, equal in the threat they present.

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    Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    I think the dragons more or less scale with your level, but are always a rather big challenge (at least in theory) while the giants are all high level.

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    JonTheBoldJonTheBold St. John's, NL, CanadaRegistered User new member
    "you may feel like like an unstoppable God-King"

    Repetitive "like". That being said: great comic, and I'm looking forward to Skyrim. Especially love Gabe's face in the 2nd panel.

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    JonTheBold wrote:
    "you may feel like like an unstoppable God-King"

    Repetitive "like". That being said: great comic, and I'm looking forward to Skyrim. Especially love Gabe's face in the 2nd panel.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Evil pancake stacks.

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    That's the only picture I could find that didn't look like some kind of demon anus.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    jackal wrote:
    That's the only picture I could find that didn't look like some kind of demon anus.

    ... well I'll never look at LoZ the same way again.

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    OptyOpty Registered User regular
    JonTheBold wrote:
    "you may feel like like an unstoppable God-King"

    Repetitive "like". That being said: great comic, and I'm looking forward to Skyrim. Especially love Gabe's face in the 2nd panel.
    I feel like "like like" is a very common "typo" for PA. I'm pretty sure I've seen it multiple times before.

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    Triple Like Combo!

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    oh god, fuck like likes

    ughhhhhh made me so mad

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    nice shield. now go buy another one.

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    tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    Margarazzi wrote:
    Now I want to watch Troll Hunter.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought that.

    “I used to draw, hard to admit that I used to draw...”
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    LucreelLucreel Registered User regular
    I'm wondering if perhaps dragons in skyrim come in a variety of shapes and sizes? That is to say, some of them may be somewhat weak, but there might still be some really hard to defeat ones too?

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Lucreel wrote:
    I'm wondering if perhaps dragons in skyrim come in a variety of shapes and sizes? That is to say, some of them may be somewhat weak, but there might still be some really hard to defeat ones too?

    Apparently there are stronger colors than others; weaker dragons would be an "epic" fight for a low-level guy, whereas higher-level dragons would swoop in and carry off a mammoth to eat it.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
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    TheGerbilTheGerbil Registered User regular
    WHY WON'T HE HIT THE GROUND?

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    AurichAurich ArizonaRegistered User regular
    If a dragon picks up the player and casts them off at 1000ft, I think mages are going to have a distinct advantage over players going the fighter route. Unless they can improvise some kind of parachute from their hide armor...

    there should totally be an achievement for that.

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    BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    Maz- wrote:
    Eff dragon shouts, we need giant shouts. Now that's where it's at.

    Fee fi fo fum?
    I smell... I smell.... oh man, I stepped in something awful.

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    Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    Bobble wrote:
    Maz- wrote:
    Eff dragon shouts, we need giant shouts. Now that's where it's at.

    Fee fi fo fum?
    I smell... I smell.... oh man, I stepped in something awful.

    I think it's a Norseman...

    Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if Labor had not first existed. Labor is superior to capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. - Lincoln
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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    TheGerbil wrote:
    WHY WON'T HE HIT THE GROUND?
    Giant: Land Already

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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    I really love the way Gabe is drawn in his Nord viking outfit in this one. So skinny, like like a child playing dressup.

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    J SegundoJ Segundo The Ender of Plates new member
    I think the disgusting sort of splaty muck that Gabe turns into in the third panel really makes the strip lol

    This reminds me of how my friend's dad saw her playing FFX and she was fighting the sandworms in the desert. Her dad says, "Why are they taking turns? And why doesn't that giant worm just crush them? He's so much bigger than they are. This doesn't make any sense!" "It's just a game, dad."

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    Black_HeartBlack_Heart Registered User regular
    So I guess Bethesda used the Rock Paper Scissors model of balancing?

    Dragon > Giant > You?

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    Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    So I guess Bethesda used the Rock Paper Scissors model of balancing?

    Dragon > Giant > You?

    You>Dragon

    Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if Labor had not first existed. Labor is superior to capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. - Lincoln
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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    J Segundo wrote:
    I think the disgusting sort of splaty muck that Gabe turns into in the third panel really makes the strip lol

    He looks sort of like like bubblegum.

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    Burden of ProofBurden of Proof You three boys picked a beautiful hill to die on. Registered User regular
    Opty wrote:
    JonTheBold wrote:
    "you may feel like like an unstoppable God-King"

    Repetitive "like". That being said: great comic, and I'm looking forward to Skyrim. Especially love Gabe's face in the 2nd panel.
    I feel like "like like" is a very common "typo" for PA. I'm pretty sure I've seen it multiple times before.

    Maybe it's a characteristic stutter.

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    FizFiz Registered User regular
    Opty wrote:
    JonTheBold wrote:
    "you may feel like like an unstoppable God-King"

    Repetitive "like". That being said: great comic, and I'm looking forward to Skyrim. Especially love Gabe's face in the 2nd panel.
    I feel like "like like" is a very common "typo" for PA. I'm pretty sure I've seen it multiple times before.

    Maybe it's a characteristic stutter.

    I just figured they were paying attention to the most annoying monster in Legend of Zelda

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