Anyone Else think Shoddycast has become a Bethesda Bum-licking channel?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Jogre, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    Jan 20, 2016
    Shoddycast are very hit-and-miss for me. I haven't really watched any of their lore videos (especially not the Fallout 3 and 4 ones) but that's mostly because they'd just be repeating stuff at me that I already knew.

    I like some of their 'science' videos wherein the speculate on the physics of certain objects in the Fallout world, and it's always fun to see them tiptoe around the lore inconsistencies when they inevitably come up. Bitterness aside, some of the stuff is genuinely interesting and if it's on the West Coast it also usually shows an astounding amount of thought on the creator's part.

    But sometimes they come up with ridiculous shit that's not only based entirely in delusion but also incredibly uninteresting (i.e. the Fallout/Skyrim argument) and it betrays a desperate struggle for views. At least, that's what I like to think it betrays; it's entirely possible that they're mad.

    Eeeh, it kinda does, but nobody likes to acknowledge it.

    Discussion on a discussion board? Ridiculous!
  2. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

    Feb 4, 2016
    The only thing I would consider 'Magic' is the psykers... but thats about it really.
  3. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    Jan 20, 2016
    Are psychic powers considered magic in general fiction? I can never tell.

    Either way, they developed their powers with the use of FEV, so it's probably biological. I was actually referring to the ghosts in Fallout 2 as the most prominent Classic example, but the Shoddy lads concentrate more on the Dunwich Dungeons from the Bethesda games in their video.
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  4. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

    Feb 4, 2016
    Ahhh okay. I haven't finished 2 yet.
  5. Shardik

    Shardik Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 5, 2015
    If they do something like that then they will have thoroughly beclowned themselves. You could make the argument that they're "realigning" Fallout to fit their vision for the series; we may not like the results, but they did buy the IP so it's theirs to do with as they will, and in the end we decide whether or not we're going to support them with our money.

    But Elder Scrolls is completely different in that it's entirely their baby, they created it from scratch. If they're not going to take the lore they've developed over 15 years and five games seriously, and instead give us ridiculous shit like flying deathclaws, super mutants and $10 contraptions DLC for TES 6, why should we consider them to be anything but a joke?
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
  7. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    Oblivion already had those. ;)

  8. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    It's kinda weird that Bethesda put as much thought in to writing a high-level generic monster, then they did in to writing creatures that were once the iconic villains of a franchise.
    I can't help but feeling that would be better labelled as "Fallout 3 and Skyrim".
  9. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013
    To be fair, paranormal activity isn't necessarily magic.
  10. Throatpunch

    Throatpunch Banned

    Apr 14, 2016
    So forum whining is now discussion?
  11. Earth

    Earth Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2013

    It's NoMutantsAllowed.
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  12. Risewild

    Risewild Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    That is why he doesn't answer his own last question and makes a joke of shooting the one who asks it, how to explain Nirn's two moons. :lmao:
    Also carrots evolved into mutant tentacley plants that look like pointy brown/green turnips but many millions of years they evolved back to what they were? Also Tatos are an evolution/mutation of potatoes and tomatoes, but then once again after millions of years they are back to being potatoes and tomatoes seperatly, I don't think there is any precedence of de-evolution with time.
    Earth is 4.54 billion years old and still we can definitely see how the continents fit almost perfectly just like puzzle pieces, from them to change from the current one (even with nuclear explosions occurring as mentioned by the video) to the same as Nirn it would have to take way more than 4.54 billions of years, to be honest I doubt it would be possible for the face of the planet to change so much:

    Also the Sun... This is what experts say about our Sun:
    So for Earth to change into Nirn it has to happen in less than 5 billion years.
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  13. The-Artist-64

    The-Artist-64 "Set Phasers to Fun."

    Jul 19, 2015
    I watched the first few back when they came out in 2014, and I loved the series. I always used to cringe at the voice acting, though...and personifying the 'storyteller' and introducing some 'sidekick' characters made it far, far worse. Not to mention they butchered the lore, put Bethesda above all else and just flat out forgot about lore altogether with some of the later ones.
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  14. AgentBJ09

    AgentBJ09 Vault Dweller

    Jul 9, 2015
    Ever since the release of the game, a lot of fans have. Remember Pete's famous response to Jet being Pre-War, or the Kid in a Fridge? He may be the PR guy, but if he's the only one talking while the dev team stays silent, that pretty much sums up the current mindset.

    Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright make good crossover material, as do Persona and Fire Emblem. Those games deserve to be played over such a Bethesda mash-up.
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  15. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    While we're at it let's combine the Mass Effect and Dragon Age universes lol. How about no.
  16. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    What'd be lost there?

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  17. Kadscaner

    Kadscaner NMA’s only mutie

    Feb 4, 2016
    This is one of the few I like:
  18. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Bashing something you like isn't called whining.
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  19. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    I agree realism doesn't matter. But the issue that was brought to Hines had nothing to do with realism. You see, once you lay down the rules of your fictional universe you're supposed to fuckin' follow them. That's part of being a good writer. Or if you break rules it should be for a good reason, have a decent explanation, and mean something. Kid in a fridge does none of that.
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  20. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    Yea there's a reason Mass Effect doesn't have Wizards and Mages.

    Bethesda has made enchanted weapons a thing in Fallout, with its Flamer of Freezing and nailboard of fire or whatever it was, so I'm sure their writers would think it's a cool idea to put the Brotherhood of Steel in Elder Scrolls VI.

    Just wait - the Fighters Guild will be made the precursor to the Brotherhood of Steel or some dumb thing like that.