Fobwashed's forum posts

#1 Posted by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -

@fobwashed: Not a POV character.

What do you mean by POV? Show isn't like a book where you're literally listening to thoughts.

#2 Posted by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -

@theht: POV Stark children characters can't die. They're more invincible than even Daenerys, Miss Mary Sue.

Cept for that one guy who thought he'd become king. He got it pretty dirty.

#3 Edited by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -

With this series following the books and the books being somewhat far ahead, I'm sorta like whatevs about any predictions either way because if it's right, maybe they read the book so I'm unimpressed and if it's wrong, I already know it's wrong so I don't really get much outta that neither. In that sense I'm way more interested in say The Walking Dead when it comes to people hypothesizing about the future. I'm not sayin don't do it or anything like that, just that for this TV series in particular it's kinda silly.

Anyway, anyone else get a real Phantasmagoria vibe from that final scene?

Totally don't watch this if you're easily grossed out. Or... maybe even if you've got a somewhat strong stomach. I remember seeing this when I was around 15 and being just traumatized.

Video at scene.

#4 Posted by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -

I love Seattle! I moved here from Ethel, a tiny place in southwest Washington

I just got here about a year and half ago and it's pretty damn rad. Coming from the LA area, the air is so damn clean and loving the trees! See you at PAX =D

#5 Posted by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@fobwashed said:

@markjw said:
@marino said:

@bocam said:

@reisz: The way Penny Arcade sells their tickets is horrible.

How would you suggest they do it? There's no good way. They're going to sell out immediately no matter when they do it.

Khoo's talked about this before and what Marino says is true: there's no "better" way to do it.

PA has tried a couple things to make it easier for someone to get into PAX though. They've added to the amount of one-day passes available, not sure if they've decreased the amount of 3-days or kept them the same. The idea is to have people come for maybe one day or two out of the four, but instead people end up buying four one day passes because they've got the dosh to do it. They've added a whole day to the convention (4 days of work for me now, woo), but people want to be there the whole time. PA literally can't sell more tickets until the Washington State Convention Center expands, because they're running up against the limit imposed by fire safety whatever. People think magical fairy "scalpers" are buying up a billion passes and reselling them, but they're not. There's a rational limit to how many you can buy. The passes you see for sale on eBay or Craigslist or whatever are normally from real normal people. I sold a 3-day PAX East pass on eBay in 2013 for like $70 when I found out I was going to be an Enforcer and didn't need it.

Would you rather have a randomized lottery, like San Diego Comic-Con? That's a frustrating system.

It'd be a way huge hassle but I'd rather have no badges mailed out and every badge only available for pick up at the show using the same credit card the passes were originally purchased with. That or some other form of identification tied to the pass at time of purchase. You could still buy and sell passes sure, but at least it'd limit scalpers to actually having to be at the location of the show. As for adding more one day passes, that feels more like a money grab than anything else since you end up paying $30+ more for 4 1 day passes than one 4 day pass. I get that maybe there's some extra cost to getting those extra badges made and mailed but it sure as hell isn't anywhere near that expensive.

Oh, god. No. Absolutely not. No. No. Hell no.

Two years ago, PAX tried an approach that would allow people to pick up and put together their own swag bags, rather than spend the time to put them together have them ready for hand-out in the queue room every morning. That was a complete clusterfuck and wasted hours and hours of people's time. If they did a mandatory badge check-in/pick-up, I'm willing to bet that it would be about a thousand times worse.

I'm thinking under the assumption that they execute it relatively well. The swag bag thing sounds terrible but if I understand what you're saying correctly, I'd have to guess the bulk of it was having people put together their own bags... Don't ever let giant lines of ppl do anything more than they absolutely have to to keep the line moving. In this case it'd be a matter of looking at an ID and checking if the name matches the tickets and forking over some passes. Basically Will Call. I'd guess that waiting in a line for an additional hour or two for most people is better than either paying exorbitant scalper fee and not knowing if the pass they receive is legit or maybe not going at all. Also, I just hate the idea of scalpers making money off this kind of bullshit. *shrug*

I'm sure ppl have thought out how to do this, it just really feels like what's going on now is the bare minimum. Limiting the number of passes you can buy in one go at queue... Pretty weak.

#6 Posted by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -

I didn't get a pass but this is the first pax since I moved to seattle and I'm probably gonna go check it out and see what I can see?

Welcome to the area! How do u like it so far and where did you come from? =D

#7 Posted by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -

@markjw said:
@marino said:

@bocam said:

@reisz: The way Penny Arcade sells their tickets is horrible.

How would you suggest they do it? There's no good way. They're going to sell out immediately no matter when they do it.

Khoo's talked about this before and what Marino says is true: there's no "better" way to do it.

PA has tried a couple things to make it easier for someone to get into PAX though. They've added to the amount of one-day passes available, not sure if they've decreased the amount of 3-days or kept them the same. The idea is to have people come for maybe one day or two out of the four, but instead people end up buying four one day passes because they've got the dosh to do it. They've added a whole day to the convention (4 days of work for me now, woo), but people want to be there the whole time. PA literally can't sell more tickets until the Washington State Convention Center expands, because they're running up against the limit imposed by fire safety whatever. People think magical fairy "scalpers" are buying up a billion passes and reselling them, but they're not. There's a rational limit to how many you can buy. The passes you see for sale on eBay or Craigslist or whatever are normally from real normal people. I sold a 3-day PAX East pass on eBay in 2013 for like $70 when I found out I was going to be an Enforcer and didn't need it.

Would you rather have a randomized lottery, like San Diego Comic-Con? That's a frustrating system.

It'd be a way huge hassle but I'd rather have no badges mailed out and every badge only available for pick up at the show using the same credit card the passes were originally purchased with. That or some other form of identification tied to the pass at time of purchase. You could still buy and sell passes sure, but at least it'd limit scalpers to actually having to be at the location of the show. As for adding more one day passes, that feels more like a money grab than anything else since you end up paying $30+ more for 4 1 day passes than one 4 day pass. I get that maybe there's some extra cost to getting those extra badges made and mailed but it sure as hell isn't anywhere near that expensive.

#8 Edited by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -

Caught up to j87

910 duders mapped =]

#9 Posted by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -
#10 Edited by Fobwashed (1899 posts) -

bump

I approve of this. I hope there are some animated gif banners because I fucking love animated gifs. *not spam*

Omg... wth @pseg . Also, why can't I "at Trace"? Your new name ain't in the system?