JoshnMolly at aol.com
JoshnMolly at aol.com
Fri Mar 9 10:13:35 EST 2001
In a message dated 3/9/2001 2:37:03 AM Pacific Standard Time,
bowman_rob at hotmail.com writes:
I don't want to get this into another long debate, so I'll cut it down to two
points I want to respond to quickly.
First, I think we are talking about different Daini stories, but I might be
wrong and it's been a long time since I read it. My point however, is NOT
that that they should have used that story, but rather that they didn't have
to make Hitomi a Thunder if they wanted to corrupt her. Daini could have
been a Thunder.
> Again, we are still within the Empire to play. We were getting corrupted,
> but hey, so had Phoenix and Crab before. In fact from the "Magic" L5R
> faction, getting corrupted usually only helped your Clan play faster and
> better. So some players LIKED when their Clan got corrupted.
Of course on your last point, but it certainly wasn't the majority feeling on
the Dragon. My point is that the Scorpion WERE still in the Empire. They
were still affecting the storyline. (The Otaku Stables Burn, anyone?) They
had become the "Shadow" clan, which could have been really cool if they had
actually done something with it and not then turned around and released the
Dark Path of Shadow.
Too bad they screwed it up royally.
But they made it clear a million times that the exile of the Scorpion did not
mean the end of the Scorpion in Rokugan, and a lot of Scorpion-themed cards
came out in HE 1-6.
> I just think you paint an incredibley complex picture in simple black and
> white. I believe there are many other perspectives on this topic that
> deserve some consideration.
I think this characterization of my position is very unfair. I don't think
what I am doing is painting anything in any colors. I am drawing a
comparison between the storyline developments of the Scorpion and Dragon,
saying that they are similar enough for my tastes and saying that John Wick
has repeated this story endlessly to blast Ryan Dancey to try and demonize
him since he quit the game. (And if his now-famous column in Gaming Outpost
wasn't an attempt to demonize Ryan Dancey, I'd like to know what would
qualify as such.) I'm also saying that John, rather than react this way to
what I see is a similar development in the Dragon, actually promoted it.
Now you don't see the situations as equivalent. Fine. I agree that it is a
judgement call. But please don't characterize my analysis as simplistic or
monochromatic because it isn't.
Hitomi Gofumin--Josh Timmers
Dragon Clan Historian in the Hub Villages
"In the name of the Moon, I will punish you!"--Hitomi Usagi
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