Frame Trap - Official Discussion Thread



  • Hey Ben, I just watched the latest episode and you brought up that you wanted to get back into reading more. I'm on book 3 of the Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory and so far the series is pretty awesome! You should check it out!



  • So, copying my comment from YouTube because I want to reach the allies:

    I feel Huber's struggle with swords and warriors, so I'll try to reach him and tell him that each artifact has hidden skins, and all warrior artifacts can become axes. The Arms one is called Arcanite Bladebreaker (in honor of the Vanilla weapon, you actually have to look for the greatest axe-wielding warrior and craft the axe), Fury has Dragonslayer's Edge (forged by fusing the axe of a God-King with two legendary dragon skulls), and Protection has Unbroken Stand (this one is not a hidden skin, so it's less epic).

    Great episode, as always!



  • I really loved the discussion this week about how others will try to invalidate your opinion if it doesn't match their own because it's been weighing heavy on my mind for the past few months and it seems like this type of behavior keeps increasing if anything. Recent "controversies" like calling anyone who didn't like the new Ghostbusters movie a sexist (even if they gave legitimate reasons as to why they didn't enjoy the film) have left a sour taste in my mouth and it was great to see the entire panel try to dissect this from many angles. Damiani's point of "everyone is trying to create a definitive list" really helped me understand things better, even if I really wish people weren't so hung up on game x being better than game y.

    As someone who doesn't love the Souls series or most Zelda games, I've absolutely been a part of conversations online and off where I'm basically told my opinion doesn't matter seeing as though I don't care for those franchises. I guess I'm a weirdo because when someone mentions they don't like something I hold dear, I poke and prod to try to understand why. Completely discrediting someone from a conversation just because their viewpoint is different than yours just feels... wrong. That ain't right.

    To sum up this already too long comment, it's nice hearing people you respect dive into a topic that has been eating away at your brain. It's even nicer to be able to share that moment with all of you, who function much differently from most of the internet. How amazing this community is still continues to surprise me. Thank you all.



  • Now this week we got ourselves a real Hottake. A really good conversation, it was interesting to hear about things other than games from the guys. About the society. Ian, you're awesome.

    But what was that about Easy Update and someone named Noah? Fan art or something like that? Got me interested to know more.



  • @SabotageTheTruth

    As much as I agree, this is a case of tackling the fish hook rather than the fisherman.

    Talk to someone face to face and have someone try that. How do they look? Abrasive, aggressive, unreasonable etc. Unless they're surrounded by cronies it's hard (thankfully) to shout someone down without looking like an arsehole.

    In comparison it's easy on the internet. Especially on social media. You control who you reply to. Don't like an opinion? Block. Want to fuck with someone? Retweet and set the dogs on 'em. Internet interaction does not resemble anything that has come before it. I hate this idea of "the internet shut me down". For all the faults, anonymous, wild west internet had a higher chance of filtering decent content. Social media is a blight, anyone trying to mine real actual opinion or truth from it is a fool.

    There is no everyone on the internet, but in terms of processing it, everything becomes monolithic. This forum hosts a wealth of differing opinion, nevertheless it would be facile to pick a few quotes and paint any give topic in a certain colour.

    tl;dr everyone should read Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle.



  • I kinda really wanted a group hug with Ian at one point in that hottake.

    I love these sorts of deep conversations, and it is the main reason I love EZA and this forum, everyone is pretty accepting and polite.

    The topic of how you respond to businesses and celebrities' personal beliefs is so complex and situational. If a developer has a different political belief then mine, it likely will not impact my decision to buy their game. If I find out they hit women? Or are racist? Yeah that's more likely to impact me. So yeah, I gotta agree with Ian on that. Different beliefs are fine, but pushing hate is not.
    Of course there's also a lot to be said of the idea that a game is made by lots of people, and do you punish all of them because of what one person said or did? It's really difficult.
    In the end though you gotta go with what you feel the most comfortable with.

    Also, not surprising, but damn Sophie is just so adorable! Market some plush of her!



  • @Inustar said in Frame Trap - Official Discussion Thread:

    If a developer has a different political belief then mine, it likely will not impact my decision to buy their game. If I find out they hit women? Or are racist? Yeah that's more likely to impact me.

    Some people believe in hitting women...



  • @Inustar said in Frame Trap - Official Discussion Thread:

    If I find out they hit women?

    What about if they hit men :P



  • ...rly with the emote tho?



  • @Inustar You're bringing the fact which made me stick to EZA crew: The clever/honest discussions (after watching a FrameTrap episode, I always think about what has been said and that's a genuine mark of quality) and the lovely cast.
    I would definitely buy a Sophie's plush tough :D



  • @Nillend how about I just say anyone who hits anyone in a non sport situation?



  • @Inustar Sorry, I couldn't resist. You're alright.



  • Great episode - was very happy to see Ben optimisitic about Gears. Intrigued to see what the rest of the Allies think about it, and what Jones scores it. Ben and whoever you mentioned asking about Horde, need to make that happen.



  • Probably been asked but I can't seem to find the answer: do you need to be a certain Patreon tier to submit questions to Frame Trap? I had one that I wanted to shoot their way.





  • @tokeeffe9 Rad, thanks bud!



  • @tokeeffe9 Where do I e-mail my question for Frame Trap? I have a professionally related question that I wish to submit but I doubt it will be answered on Love & Respect as per the nature of that podcast being rather different than Frame Trap. Thank-you!



  • @GoTaco Fairly certain the email is askeasyallies@gmail.com. Just make sure to tag it as a Frame Trap question naturally.



  • @SabotageTheTruth

    Thank-you. I didn't see it in the video description and I only noticed after you answered that its posted on the first episode of the podcast.



  • Not gonna lie: Was shocked my question got taken. Super thrilled it did. (#17)