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    This is... interesting.

    It seems that Haley's father was one of those do-gooder thieves. Explains Haley's alignment, at least.
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    Heh... icy burst is coming in handy all ready...
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    Poking fun at World of Warcraft and leet speak.

    Very interesting comic overall.
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    Whee, Godfather reference! And heh, Arnie style..

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    WOW that comic was.. painfully spontaneous.

    Belkar seemed like he might slip back into his murdering stage when he found out there was no lunch.
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    W00T! First comic with copyright 2009 on the bottom. Also, I loved Belkar's line in the last panel.
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    I like that the window behind the Boss Monster reads "Blizzard's Ristorante".
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    Yay video game references!!

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    I like that the window behind the Boss Monster reads "Blizzard's Ristorante".
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    I wasn't a big fan of the MMO jokes, even though I played them for years. Add on to that the fact that most of us expected everything in this strip and I believe the Giant's string of great comics just ended. =/ Oh well, perfection can't last forever.

    I still can't wait for the next one!

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    Yay video game references!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrudisi View Post
    I wasn't a big fan of the MMO jokes, even though I played them for years. Add on to that the fact that most of us expected everything in this strip and I believe the Giant's string of great comics just ended. =/ Oh well, perfection can't last forever.

    I still can't wait for the next one!
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    I also thought the video game references were off a bit. I suppose it worked but I didn't really think it fit.

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    Okay this is weird... I typed in the URL of 619, to see if the Funny Pic of Belkar was still up... and it took me right to 619 the first moment it was out it seems, for when I when to GitP home, 618 was newest... but Groovy.

    For a second I thought I broke the multiverse .

    @V: I really didn't think it was that bad..? A bit cliche, yes, but I mean it wasn't a bad comic. OOTS has never had a bad comic. Some just didn't meet the expectations we subconsciously set, because the majority of comics are great . It had a Godfather reference's for hell's sake, it must be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TengYt View Post
    Don't blame the artist if you know what picture he's going to paint. Or something
    I don't, really. The best artist can't paint a masterpiece every time. It's like with music - in order to understand the beauty of music, you must put in some notes that sound terrible. I feel this was one of those comics. We can't stay on top the whole time, you have to dip down some.

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    Pwning their doods...priceless.
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    Maybe also a poke at 4th Edition?


    Anyway, good gags-per-panel density. And names over the heads of MOBsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrudisi View Post
    I don't, really. The best artist can't paint a masterpiece every time. It's like with music - in order to understand the beauty of music, you must put in some notes that sound terrible. I feel this was one of those comics. We can't stay on top the whole time, you have to dip down some.
    Sorry, I guess that was possibly one of the dumbest metaphors ever. Anywho, what I'm trying to say is, I can see why this comic could be a hit or miss for people. I liked it, though, and that's all that matters. Sure, it wasn't the best, but that didn't distract from the enjoyment I had from it


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    Because I play WoW and Warcraft Three, I'll give you some quotes :

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    First comic of 2009. And it's a good one.

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    Eh, not sure about that one. I sorta would like a better solution for all this than an off-panel truce and a Blizzard reference as the explanation for why everyone can go their way now... (showing how she rhetorically owns Hank would have done heaps for Celia's once-again horrible reputation, too - Belkar just saved their asses, but she still has nothing but angry glares for him)

    Maybe it's because I don't particularly like WoW, but I didn't find it that funny.
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    As a former WoW player, that was awesome.
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    Huh, I don't really get the "MOB" references... I suppose they're out of an MMO or something, but I've never played any major MMO, so I guess it's just gone over my head.

    I laughed at the "leetspeak" joke out of Belkar though. And "40% after reasonable expenses."

    Not bad, though it's a pity that it looks like Bozzok and Crystal are going to survive this. Haley can hardly turn down the truce given what Hank has just pointed out will happen if she kills Bozzok, and if she agrees to it, Crystal likely gets off alive too. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_the_Mystic View Post
    Because I play WoW and Warcraft Three, I'll give you some quotes :

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    I wasn't a big fan of the MMO jokes, even though I played them for years.
    The bolded section is likely why you didn't enjoy the joke. It wasn't aimed at people who like MMO's, it was aimed at people who hate MMO's and think they are ruining D&D, especially in how they influenced 4th Edition. In short, the joke wasn't "for" you.

    Think about it, MMO's are presented as being a terrible evil that would come to occupy the territory now held by a D&D group (the Guild); the common complaint that the game is getting to "video gamey" is then voiced. When Haley tries to refute it by saying essentially that "everyone always says that when there's a new D&D edition", Belkar spouts the same chatspeak gibberish that many D&D players have heard take over their table talk: referring to enhancement spells as "buffs" being the most insidious.

    This is a clear satire AGAINST World of Warcraft's influence on 4th Edition D&D. If you enjoy WoW and see nothing wrong with how its existence is changing D&D, then you probably won't get the joke.
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    Not even Bozzok deserves to be subjected to any of Arnie's Batman & Robin lines....
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    But. . .but. . .WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH MEATBALLS?
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    Seems the Halfling guildmember has the situation well in hands. Haley should kill Bozzok and declare him leader of the surviving thieves.
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