Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 4/18/16
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Michael
1:10
Did you see Hafu's interview of Ben Brode, where he claims they care a lot about arena balance? How cynical does that sound now that TWO more amazing class commons have been revealed for Mage?
Dan Szymborski
1:10
I actually did not see the interview
1:11
We actually anve't seen a whole lot of commons yet.
And remember, Arena is wild - each addition is less impactful to arena than the ones before
andrewp
1:12
can't remember - do you play MOBAs? recently got into Smite.
Dan Szymborski
1:12
On and off. I'm not a specialist
Tom
1:12
Can Jet fuel melt steal beams?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Maybe not, but it can sufficiently weaken them. Strength isn't a binary thing
Bob
1:12
Sanders or Clinton
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Well, given that choice, Clinton
CamdenWarehouse
1:12
Any books coming out this year that you're excited about?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
I don't usually pay attention to books until they show up in new releases
mtsw
1:14
What's the most plausible conspiracy theory you know of?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Tuskegee. Actually happened!
Michael
1:15
More exciting upcoming grand strategy game: Stellaris or Hearts of Iron IV?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Stellaris - new IP
GSon
1:15
Samyod Dogs don't so much smile as much as can't keep their mouths closed?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
I'm not a dog expert, but they do look happy
Mike
1:15
You going to play dark souls 3?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Probably not. The Dark Souls games are fairly masochistic
mtsw
1:15
The true central characters in FF6 were Sabin and Edgar since they had by far the best unique abilities (until very late game, at least) and so were included in almost every party.
GSon
1:15
Hard Top Convertibles >>> Soft Top Convertibles?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Yes
Chas
1:15
Why would someone choose to play Hearthfire over Magic?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
Magic's Online client is about as fun as playing a 1980s Lotus 1-2-3 in an small emulated window.
And HS is elegant.
Ampersand
1:16
Are any of your cats lap cats? If a cat is in your lap and you need to get up, do you: move it, move it and feel bad, or sit there for hours convincing yourself that you aren't actually hungry?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
Yeah, but mostly when they want something. Especially Galileo
Matt
1:17
Best modern musical: Hamilton or The Lion King?
Dan Szymborski
1:17
Haven't seen Hamilton
mtsw
1:17
What did you think of that Adam LaRoche article? It seems like people are trying really hard to make his story compelling when basically he seems like a mildly eccentric guy who didnt like playing baseball much anymore.
Dan Szymborski
1:17
Mostly it seemed a lack of basic communication on all sides
Druidiful
1:17
Did you play any Overwatch this weekend? And if so what was your favorite character?
Dan Szymborski
1:18
Didn't actually play during the beta, but have played it quite a bit over the closed beta. I really enjoy the support characters more than I do in most games
The support characters are way more fun than teh TF2 medic
Really, most of the characters are a lot of fun
Tom
1:19
Gun to your head: how do you escape this very vulnerable position? Someone has a loaded gun to your head! What do you do?
Dan Szymborski
1:19
Whatever is expected to me so that a gun is not pointed at my head.
Unless, hopefully, if I'm forced to kill someone.
I like to think I wouldn't kill someone to not be killed myself, but who really knows what they're made of until they're in that situation?
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