Jan 13th 2012 11:47PM I think most new players are being recruited by friends, and more than anything they want to get to endgame as fast as possible so they can be elite raiders like their buddies. It would certainly take knowing someone playing the game to convince me to buy 4 games (5 within a year). With that in mind, I am ok with fast leveling. If you are that interested in the quests (unlikely after the 25th kill quest) then you can just slow your xp by killing greys. If you want to catch your friends, drop those quest and get to the next highest xp zone available. At least that's what I would tell my friend to do (especially since he/she would hopefully be getting 300% quest xp anyway.) He/She joined to kill Deathwing.
Jan 9th 2012 11:47AM I agree Miranda. I played Arkham Asylum and City recently, and my wife watched and was really getting into the atmosphere of the games. (which were amazing) and so I decided to show her TAS. The whole series is like a prequel to the games. And also, Paul Dini, who wrote Arkham Asylum also wrote episodes for Batman the Animated Series.... and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Yay! Our childhood writers still have good jobs!
Jan 9th 2012 11:35AM If you think about it, He-Man was the combination of all that was a powerhouse in the early 1980s. Super strength (Superman the movie 1978), A power Sword (Star Wars 1977), and a barbarian background. Since Conan didn't come out until 1982, it gave Mattel a year to get ahead of that licencing. So in a way, they had entire movies fueling childrens imaginations, and combined them with a toy that was "to do for boys what Barbie did for girls". (make them feel ugly and not up to par?)
Jan 9th 2012 11:31AM Thats not true. Mattel wanted to make toys for Conan, but when they saw the preview video clips from Conan they dropped the project because Conan was too violent. What happened next was that Mattel has its yearly "make a new product and show the boss" convention and Roger Sweet presented three figures (and incredibly buff figure). One space fighting robot man, one barbarian, and one modern soldier. The boss walked up and point to the huge build and said "those have the power" (seriously) And thats how He-Man the line began. It is very convenient that the line launched in 1981, and Conan wasn't released until 1983.
Jan 9th 2012 11:25AM He-Man is my favorite of the bunch. Not because it was that well animated or all the stories were that good, but it had such an epic feel. Not trying to save Gotham, or New York, or Third Earth. If Skeletor gets the power of Greyskull, its over of the universe ladies an gentleman. And the universe pretty much covers everything.
Jan 9th 2012 11:23AM It was the best known because it was the first program length commercial. Mattel went from making 39 million a year on the line to 280 million a year the year the cartoon debuted. Apparently if a toy company makes a cartoon instead of making commercials and licences the product out to everything you can print a sticker on, they stand to make lots of money. LJN, the toy maker of Thundercats, offered cable companies a cut of their profits if toy says of their brand went up in the surrounding areas.
Jan 9th 2012 11:21AM I have seen some of the video clips, but honestly, i don't care for the anime style... I miss the old Thundercats.
Jan 9th 2012 11:20AM Also, they are 100 times better than their modern day anime counterparts.
Jan 9th 2012 11:20AM I remember this one episode where Skeletor tried to take over Eternias circus and He-Man and Skeletor has their final battle of the episode on the trapeze. Classic cheese!
Jan 9th 2012 11:13AM And if anyone needs a little reminder about the glory of 80s cartoon television, I have provided all the nostalgia you need. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOuNwIRuCdA