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Offline General Battuta

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The STARCRAFT CREATIVE TEAM gathers around the table. At each chair is a tiny PYLON made of CRYSTAL METH

CINEMATICS LEAD: We don't, uh, we're not sure how to characterize the, uh, the villain. We need a signature visual to show that he's, uh, a villain.

IDEA MAN: I have an idea. He should crackle with red lightning.

IDEA MAN 2: He should shoot the red lightning

IDEA MAN 3: Red lightning

EVERYONE: Red lightning

The meeting ADJOURNS.

 

Offline General Battuta

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What this story needs is some....

 

Offline General Battuta

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...corruption.

 

Offline Spoon

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Amon is like the average sunday morning cartoon villain.
They don't waste a single moment to show you just how bad and evil he is.
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Spoon

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Just in case the average player doesn't get how evil he is, he has to do the most dastardly things to rub in how much evil he really is, you can't really miss it.
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Spoon

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It's kind of a nice comparison to current blizzard game design, nothing too subtle, lowest entry point for every person out there. Gotta make sure even the most simple person *gets it*.
Just in case you didn't catch it the first time Amon has spoken about how you all have to become very dead, or his eternal slave. Don't worry, he'll repeat it a few times more.

Kind of like Blizzard game design.
Oh wait, I already said that.
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Hades

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Also the Protoss Executor that was made in 5 minutes in 3DS Max can't decide whether the Templars you're rescuing from Amon are actually Zealots or Templars (prologue)
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

Offline Hades

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Let us not forget Kerrigan getting in his way for... no reason and generally being a stupid idot
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
----
<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

Offline Hades

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Oh yeah also random Dominion soldiers laughing and generally just being so evil like Saturday morning cartoon villains except without the justification of being a Saturday morning cartoon villain (or Amon)

Blizzard's latest installment of Saturday Cartoon 2 has proven that they are brilliant writers, able to completely reverse previous characterization and development by pretending that neither concept are things or never happened.
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
----
<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

Offline Spoon

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Also the Protoss Executor that was made in 5 minutes in 3DS Max can't decide whether the Templars you're rescuing from Amon are actually Zealots or Templars (prologue)
Hades, you nerde.
We've been over this. Templar is a generic warrior caste term and does not specificially refer to the high templar or dark templars. They're using templar like that throughout the whole campaign.
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Hades

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Even if that's true (I don't remember anything in the games to support such a theory) then it's still silly that they jump between Zealot and Templar in the same sentence, let alone several times in the same thought.
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
----
<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

Offline Spoon

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It's not a theory, they explicitly say that there is a protoss caste system, and templars being the warrior caste. There is one 'fate smith' character in the campaign that has to lead a mission once and he gets uplifted to Templar after, despite being a craftsman his whole life.
Stuff.
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline General Battuta

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Yeah the castes are straight from the second-greatest piece of StarCraft canon, the SC1 manual. They also pop up a lot in the story, it's why you get factional warfare against the Judicators and stuff.

 

Offline Hades

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I see. It's still weird they use a unit name for that though and it's also still weird that it bounces from Templar to Zealot and back again a few times regardless.
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
----
<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

Offline crizza

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Is it Phase smith or fate smith?
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Offline Spoon

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Is it Phase smith or fate smith?
That is a good question
I kept hearing it as 'face smith', so I figured it would probably be fate smith, but it could be phase smith!

One wiki search later; it's actually phasesmith
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline crizza

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Hm, why did they kill Zeratul? Because he would otherwise feature too much in the campaign?
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Offline Hades

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Zeratul decided he had enough of the terrible Starcraft 2 games and told Blizzard to write in a death scene like Leonard Nimoy did in The Wrath of Khan in order to get out of the series
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
----
<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

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Offline General Battuta

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I don't think we did, YouTube is pretty great.