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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumorii View Post
    I enjoyed his trailer breakdown, mostly because of his medieval and weapon knowledge he focused on. Can't stand his reviews though way too much screaming for me to endure
    Yeah, he did one react about the armor of the show, but i didn't checked yet. yep, he goes way over the board, but i think is funny sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syegfryed View Post
    Yeah, he did one react about the armor of the show, but i didn't checked yet. yep, he goes way over the board, but i think is funny sometimes
    If he gets 2 microphones I think it would be fine. But his microphone set to their normal talking voice doesn't really handle his screaming to well.
    Having one with lower gain would help, but that would also lead to more work in edit to switch between the 2. This is how AVGN does it, which is why is screaming is something you can listen to without your ears breaking. Bar his earlier stuff.

    But this is going off-topic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumorii View Post
    I enjoyed his trailer breakdown, mostly because of his medieval and weapon knowledge he focused on. Can't stand his reviews though way too much screaming for me to endure
    Shad can be a bit annoying, yeah. But definitely his videos on weapons and armor are really insightful. Pretty much all the armor in RoP looks like garbage or is blatantly just patterned cloth that is supposed to look like scale armor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rageonit View Post
    So if anything, modern Tolkien adaptations should deviate from the original even more, to make it more attractive for the new audience (I know, I know, blasphemy). Go check how many books did Shakespeare sell and then just think for a minute how attractive is he as a writer for the young generation.
    This is my issue with most things that have established bases. Just don't. Don't try to get a new audience. Stick to the natural one that already exists. Make shit for them. It's still more than enough to be successful, especially if you don't fucking squander your money needlessly on every episode overpaying for everything. Elden Ring proved that. Regardless of generational changes, you'll still always get new people who are curious and you'll still always hook a handful of them to keep the audience strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeepBoo View Post
    This is my issue with most things that have established bases. Just don't. Don't try to get a new audience. Stick to the natural one that already exists. Make shit for them. It's still more than enough to be successful, especially if you don't fucking squander your money needlessly on every episode overpaying for everything. Elden Ring proved that.
    That's a bit of a contradiction, though.

    Elden Ring sold a lot more copies than Dark Souls precisely BECAUSE it tried (and succeeded) to get a new audience.

    What you're talking about is a success story where the changes they made happened to hit a sweet spot. That doesn't mean they didn't make changes. Elden Ring is not just a Dark Souls reskin. It just means they made GOOD changes, or at the very least, they made changes conducive to attracting a bigger audience.

    And that's a fair, if a tad trivial argument to make: if you change something, do it well.

    What it's not is somehow a support for "don't try to get new audiences" when the entire POINT of that project was to get a new audiences interested in DS-like games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    What it's not is somehow a support for "don't try to get new audiences" when the entire POINT of that project was to get a new audiences interested in DS-like games.
    I suppose I just consider it another dark souls because the combat, story telling, and artistic style are all the same. It's just a new world that now happens to be massive and open to freely roam. They didn't mess with the core aspects of a game. The lore might as well be dark souls because it feels nearly identical.

    I'd say the reason elden ring was so successful is because we basically didn't have any AAA large-scale fantasy action games for so long, let alone any point during the pandemic. Cyberpunk was the closest one and that flopped hard. Otherwise, ER wasn't some huge thing that seemed to intentionally alter things to target a new audience. It just happened to get one due to other factors. ER seemed like an attempt to go harder and bigger than they'd ever had the resources/freedom to do for the fans that already existed. Just like Armored Core will be.

    I could shift gears and go into other examples instead if you'd prefer? Plenty in the automotive world, or other artistic mediums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    That's a bit of a contradiction, though.

    Elden Ring sold a lot more copies than Dark Souls precisely BECAUSE it tried (and succeeded) to get a new audience..
    while still maintaning the old one

    Sure, some people didn't like some changes, it was about to happen, but unlike RoP they stay true with the souls saga

    I agree they have to get new people in, but they still had to cater the old fanbase, otherwise you are just shooting in your own foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeepBoo View Post
    They didn't mess with the core aspects
    I think this is really what you're trying to get at.

    The problem being, of course, what exactly those "core aspects" are, and what constitutes "messing" (as opposed to just, say, developing or evolving).

    It's easy to point to successful projects and go "look they did it therefore it can be done!". That's a true statement, but it doesn't yield a formula; and for every time someone succeeds, someone else also fails, and often for the same reason - "I didn't like the new one, it was just like the old one" is a very common complaint in many forms of media after all.

    Elements like "core aspects" are vague and ill-defined; they're a I'll-know-it-when-I-see-it touchie-feelie kind of deal to most people, and can't easily be extracted for reproduction or even just patterning. It's very difficult to nail down such "core aspects" without just replacing one vague statement with another.

    What's the "core aspect" of a fantasy TV show? Or if you want to get more concrete, what's the "core aspect" of Tolkien's works? Of Lord of the Rings? As soon as you start going into details, disagreement will ensue. Are hobbits a core aspect? Is "good vs. evil" not too vague? What about "it's got elves in it", that can't just be it, right?

    It's very tricky.

    Now, don't misunderstand: I'm not trying to defend this show in its choices. I think they royally screwed up on this one, and I haven't even watched Ep4 because quite frankly fuck them I'm done. But it's VERY hard to succinctly analyze this failure in terms of the FORMULA - not just listing tons of details that didn't work out (that's easy), but actually providing an abstract basis for systemic failures, and of course justification for why they were failures. That gets real murky real quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syegfryed View Post
    Sauron left the mark of his plan in the Finrod(Galadriel brother) body, that shit makes no sense and its just to justify her journey, but they didn't knew how to do it in a good/clever way.
    Jeez I totally forgot that connection. Yeah that makes even less sense now that the mark is supposed to be a map and a plan. Why is it appearing on the most random of places. It's on an anvil. It's on a blade. It's marked on dead bodies. What are the writers hoping to get across here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syegfryed View Post
    while still maintaning the old one

    Sure, some people didn't like some changes, it was about to happen, but unlike RoP they stay true with the souls saga

    I agree they have to get new people in, but they still had to cater the old fanbase, otherwise you are just shooting in your own foot.
    Oh absolutely, but it's not like RoP went "fuck the old fans, let's just YOLO this shit for Gen Z millennials YEEEEET!" either. They fully INTENDED to keep the old but also get the new. They didn't succeed, but it wasn't as if that was a flaw on the levels of conceptualization - it was the actual execution that had that result. No one thought to ignore the old, established audiences, I'm sure. And why would they? Projects like this often rely to a large part on precisely those old, established if not outright entrenched audiences to spread the word. They're not indispensable, but they're very valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    Oh absolutely, but it's not like RoP went "fuck the old fans, let's just YOLO this shit for Gen Z millennials YEEEEET!" either. They fully INTENDED to keep the old but also get the new. They didn't succeed, but it wasn't as if that was a flaw on the levels of conceptualization - it was the actual execution that had that result. No one thought to ignore the old, established audiences, I'm sure. And why would they? Projects like this often rely to a large part on precisely those old, established if not outright entrenched audiences to spread the word. They're not indispensable, but they're very valuable.
    I don't know man, i would think it was not intended too if i would not seen the last 4 episodes, but at this point i think they fully wanted to get a new fanbase using the old one as cannon folder. Some changes are too nonsensical to believe it was just by accident.

    It could not be intentional but that,, how can anyone reach that position and be this oblivion? Like, not just the writers, but everyone in the project, no one would stop and say "hold on, maybe this is too far?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triceron View Post
    What are the writers hoping to get across here?
    The map thingy was dumb on its own but then you remember that Sauron used it on Finrod during the 1st age(thousands of years prior) and I'm just confused at how they thought this whole Sauron's Contingency Plan was a good idea that wouldn't create a thousand plot holes down the line. (I guess they don't give a shit).

    What a bunch of dullards these writers.
    "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be"

    End of quote. Repeat the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triceron View Post
    Jeez I totally forgot that connection. Yeah that makes even less sense now that the mark is supposed to be a map and a plan. Why is it appearing on the most random of places. It's on an anvil. It's on a blade. It's marked on dead bodies. What are the writers hoping to get across here?
    Galadriel said it herself during the opening scenes in the ruins.
    "It's a trail for the Orcs to follow".

    Which doesn't make it better since they just establish not even the wises of them could discern what it meant.
    And she apparently "knows" what it is, but never drew a connection to look at a map if it's supposed to be a trail.
    Why would Sauron even mark an enemy with a map that Orcs are supposed to follow on a casualty during a battle. You know, the Orcs probably left with him and if he wanted a trail for orcs that stayed, just tell them after the battle?

    Think they could've made this a bit clearer by just having Galadriel point out how it's a trail and why they should go north. Something simple as the mark just pointing north. She would be wrong, but at least they show her interpreting it the way she does.

    The mark is simply a MacGuffin that's poorly made.
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    I have not seen so many people pretending to know Tolkien and discuss his work while stretching their arguments out as much as you guys here do, to hack on the show for no reason at all.

    All mad about the show being a success and having a huge following and loads and loads of fans from actual Tokien communities liking it.

    Quite hilarious. Keep going "getting some popcorn".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Askyl View Post
    I have not seen so many people pretending to know Tolkien and discuss his work while stretching their arguments out as much as you guys here do, to hack on the show for no reason at all.

    All mad about the show being a success and having a huge following and loads and loads of fans from actual Tokien communities liking it.

    Quite hilarious. Keep going "getting some popcorn".
    thankfully the show hacks itself, we are just commenting about then.

    But its more hilarious how you make all this nonsense up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    Yes, the elves are complacent and apathetic about an evil they think they already defeated. That's like...the whole point.

    Given what has been said/implied up to this point, we can assume that the watchtowers like the one Arondir was manning were as much to keep an eye on the Men who once served that evil as to protect against the evil itself. Hence the racial tensions.

    And I do hope you're not expecting to see Sauron at the height of his power by the end of the first fucking season... We might not even see him at all until much later.
    except in the actual lore, it's Gil-Galad who foresees evil resurfacing in the world and it it Gil-Galad who enlists the aid of Numenor to fight said evil, but with it being current year we can't have a white guy as the good guy anymore so obviously they had to change yet another canonical fact to suit their agenda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumorii View Post
    Galadriel said it herself during the opening scenes in the ruins.
    "It's a trail for the Orcs to follow".

    Which doesn't make it better since they just establish not even the wises of them could discern what it meant.
    And she apparently "knows" what it is, but never drew a connection to look at a map if it's supposed to be a trail.
    Why would Sauron even mark an enemy with a map that Orcs are supposed to follow on a casualty during a battle. You know, the Orcs probably left with him and if he wanted a trail for orcs that stayed, just tell them after the battle?

    Think they could've made this a bit clearer by just having Galadriel point out how it's a trail and why they should go north. Something simple as the mark just pointing north. She would be wrong, but at least they show her interpreting it the way she does.

    The mark is simply a MacGuffin that's poorly made.
    one could argue that, that in itself is allegory for this entire show, in the fact that it's very badly made fan fiction of laughable standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Askyl View Post
    I have not seen so many people pretending to know Tolkien and discuss his work while stretching their arguments out as much as you guys here do, to hack on the show for no reason at all.

    All mad about the show being a success and having a huge following and loads and loads of fans from actual Tokien communities liking it.

    Quite hilarious. Keep going "getting some popcorn".
    Lol, probably the same Tolkien fans we saw in their promos for this show.

    The outlook of the show is divided at best. There isn't one single Tolkien community that is fully on board with this show. It really isn't any different here 'cept the tone of this forum is less tolerable of the bullshit idea that the writers are playing 4D chess with their contrived writing.

    If you and others enjoy the show, all the power to you. But let's not pretend this show is somehow flawless and its detractors are merely 'envious of its success'. There's plenty of articles out there detailing the same exact criticisms said here. We all want to watch a great show, and the fact is this isn't even a good show. Doesn't mean it can't be enjoyed, it just means we all have to lower our standards to enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Askyl View Post
    I have not seen so many people pretending to know Tolkien and discuss his work while stretching their arguments out as much as you guys here do, to hack on the show for no reason at all.

    All mad about the show being a success and having a huge following and loads and loads of fans from actual Tokien communities liking it.

    Quite hilarious. Keep going "getting some popcorn".
    says who precisely?, because all that was reported was Amazon stating that '25 million people SAMPLED the rings of power premiere episode, as of the 4th episode the number of people tuning in to watch has dropped by over 60% assuming that number to be accurate which if you believe that you're deluded, and since that boastful claim Amazon has been radio silent since and hasn't said a word about the show and instead has tried to plaster their fabricated narrative that people are being racist, with no evidence of said racism, the only source they tout is 'trust me bro', while paying off the old cast members of the PJ trilogy to get behind the fabricated narrative to try and garner some sympathy from the nostalgia bait crowd.

    so please, tell me more about this so called 'success' and 'huge following', i'm genuinely curious to know where it is, because based on all available metrics and data, it's a colossal flop with a pitiful following at best, so unless you're aware of something that professional data analysts aren't i would be curious to know about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triceron View Post
    Lol, probably the same Tolkien fans we saw in their promos for this show.

    The outlook of the show is divided at best. There isn't one single Tolkien community that is fully on board with this show. It really isn't any different here 'cept the tone of this forum is less tolerable of the bullshit idea that the writers are playing 4D chess with their contrived writing.
    those weren't fans, they were 'superfans' you neglected to make the distinction my friend.

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    Love the "gatekeepers" on this thread telling people what they should feel about the show, and the bashing\arguments that follow if\when they disagree with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulkgor View Post
    Love the "gatekeepers" on this thread telling people what they should feel about the show, and the bashing\arguments that follow if\when they disagree with it.
    Not a very bright observation, people are either expressing their pleasure or displeasure of the show. Some on both sides steeped in ideology, one side is clearly more ideological in my opinion though.
    Of course you want to discuss something if you feel it's amazing and everyone else feels it's terrible or the other way around.

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