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  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCMember EpicPosts: 4,966
    Johnny Depp spent several hours in Children's Hospital here in Vancouver the other day.

     http://globalnews.ca/news/3670132/johnny-depp-visits-vancouver-childrens-hospital-dressed-as-capt-jack-sparrow/


    Cool guy
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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 10,164
    laserit said:
    Johnny Depp spent several hours in Children's Hospital here in Vancouver the other day.

     http://globalnews.ca/news/3670132/johnny-depp-visits-vancouver-childrens-hospital-dressed-as-capt-jack-sparrow/


    Cool guy
    He was also Hunter S. Thompson's best bud for years. If life were a D&D game, Depp would definitely be in the Chaotic Good camp :)
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    Let's get this party started! Here's a warm up trailer.
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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAMember UncommonPosts: 2,006
    I could see this being "An American Story" type of show, where Season 1 is Kingsmouth

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  • J-NiusJ-Nius Member UncommonPosts: 29
    Although the news of such a series is exciting for entertainment purposes, is anyone at all excited about this for the wider exposure of truth it provides, or at least interest for truth? Are we all asleep zombies or are some of us awake?
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 23,054
    J-Nius said:
    Although the news of such a series is exciting for entertainment purposes, is anyone at all excited about this for the wider exposure of truth it provides, or at least interest for truth? Are we all asleep zombies or are some of us awake?
    So what are you saying? What wider exposure of truth does it provided other than there is a series being planned and Funcom (assuming they control the sole rights) licensed this property?

    And why wouldn't people be excited about a "The Secret World Series"?
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,743
    Let's get this party started! Here's a warm up trailer.
    That is so awesome!
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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingMember RarePosts: 4,070
    Ok, at first the mandatory ( :lol: ) rounds: F U ncom for not doing this over the years, the option was there (maybe not much after Ragnar left), as usual, the PR got their daily dosage of white lines apparently ("the globally successful MMO game", "in 2012 as one of that year’s top games" :lol: ), why call it "The Secret World" when you killed that game off and now it's Legends, etc. etc.



    So, TV.
    I don't think Defiance is a fitting example here, they did the lore building for and with the show in mind, the game was just a tie-in, supporting. With Ragnar the IP and the lore is in the games, so the show will be the supporting one.

    Hopefully they won't mess with anything in the games (it's enough what damage FC did already with funcomming parts of the story in their Legends...) and they were serious about the announcement's "will be based on the universe of the Secret World IP" (emphasis is mine). There's lot to cover outside the games as well.

    Hopefully they won't use the NPCs, their VAs are 6 years older now, some of them not even available or not fitting for their character's look and behaviour. Except Stormare... man I hope they can somehow squeeze in Aldini for a short appearance :smiley:

    I hope it will be something like True Detective was (first season, obviously :wink: I don't mind Vaughn, just... ). Revolving around one case while world and character building happens on the go. If Depp is on the cast, I hope he will be a true detective (pun intended) this time, and not a goofball like his Guy LaPointe was...

    And the main case should be something which we never had a detailed grasp, like the missing painting from several years ago. Or something which we never had details because FC stopped delivering content 1.5 year ago (idiots), like the Hive.
    On a second thought, Hive would be a nice pick. It could easily support a season-long investigation, and all factions are affected, the showrunner could add in the differences and faction grudges too.
    But since they said in the article "Central to the plot is their battle against the supernatural in an adventure that spans across our world", I guess that won't be the case. Maybe for season 2.

    Lol, actually that would be epic, if the show's season 2 would arrive sooner than FC's 'promised since 2014' season 2 :lol:
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  • SiugSiug Member UncommonPosts: 1,246
    They should let Uwe Boll make it.
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,978
    J-Nius said:
    Although the news of such a series is exciting for entertainment purposes, is anyone at all excited about this for the wider exposure of truth it provides, or at least interest for truth? Are we all asleep zombies or are some of us awake?
    I'm a researcher by nature and I study nearly every topic I come across.  And yes a lot of people are asleep and spend most of their time chasing after shiny things.
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  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade KingsmouthMember EpicPosts: 4,268
    Po_gg said:


    Lol, actually that would be epic, if the show's season 2 would arrive sooner than FC's 'promised since 2014' season 2 :lol:
    They can do what GoT did with A Song of Ice and Fire then ;)
    Leave the original in the dust lol
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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingMember RarePosts: 4,070
    They can do what GoT did with A Song of Ice and Fire then ;)
    Never liked Martin (and miss those days 20 years ago when you could actually debate on his screen-influenced writing style in peace, without mouthbreather addicts rushing in waving flags that GoT is the best thing since sliced bread, they know, they watched it on TV :lol: ), but it's a great comparison in work tempo: Martin and FC are in a toe-to-toe competition about who shall be the living avatar of the concept Soon(™)  :smiley:

    Fun fact, but Depp also played once a similar "slow working" writer in Secret Window (blaming the so-called writer's block). Not a bad movie, but I believe Turturro was better in it.
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  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,192
    J-Nius said:
    Although the news of such a series is exciting for entertainment purposes, is anyone at all excited about this for the wider exposure of truth it provides, or at least interest for truth? Are we all asleep zombies or are some of us awake?
    I'm a researcher by nature and I study nearly every topic I come across.  And yes a lot of people are asleep and spend most of their time chasing after shiny things.
    Then maybe you can enlighten us what the "wider exposure of truth" is because from what I can tell these are just some mad ramblings.
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  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade KingsmouthMember EpicPosts: 4,268
    Po_gg said:

    Fun fact, but Depp also played once a similar "slow working" writer in Secret Window (blaming the so-called writer's block). Not a bad movie, but I believe Turturro was better in it.
    I remember that one! Enjoyed it quite a bit! xD
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  • J-NiusJ-Nius Member UncommonPosts: 29
    Sovrath said:
    J-Nius said:
    Although the news of such a series is exciting for entertainment purposes, is anyone at all excited about this for the wider exposure of truth it provides, or at least interest for truth? Are we all asleep zombies or are some of us awake?
    So what are you saying? What wider exposure of truth does it provided other than there is a series being planned and Funcom (assuming they control the sole rights) licensed this property?

    And why wouldn't people be excited about a "The Secret World Series"?
    What I mean to say is that the game is about strange events, world machinations, secret societies, fantastical possibilities. It would be great if we started questioning what we think is our reality a little more. This is not all fiction.

    Also, I did say that the news was exciting. It would simply be great if people thought of the subject of the series with more depth.
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 23,054
    J-Nius said:
    Sovrath said:
    J-Nius said:
    Although the news of such a series is exciting for entertainment purposes, is anyone at all excited about this for the wider exposure of truth it provides, or at least interest for truth? Are we all asleep zombies or are some of us awake?
    So what are you saying? What wider exposure of truth does it provided other than there is a series being planned and Funcom (assuming they control the sole rights) licensed this property?

    And why wouldn't people be excited about a "The Secret World Series"?
    What I mean to say is that the game is about strange events, world machinations, secret societies, fantastical possibilities. It would be great if we started questioning what we think is our reality a little more. This is not all fiction.

    Also, I did say that the news was exciting. It would simply be great if people thought of the subject of the series with more depth.
    That's definitely more clear as your previous post seemed very nebulous.

    As far as your believe that we should start questioning our reality, um "sure" with the caveat that some people are so eager for something more that they will buy into a lot of fantastical ideas with very little common sense applied.

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,743
    This is jumping ahead a bit but I think they should tie an ARG (alternate reality games) into the show and into Secret World Legends both. That would accomplish game tie-in without it feeling contrived which is where most of these offerings land. It would also give people a chance to research related topics outside the show and game broadening their knowledge.
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 23,054
    Torval said:
    This is jumping ahead a bit but I think they should tie an ARG (alternate reality games) into the show and into Secret World Legends both. That would accomplish game tie-in without it feeling contrived which is where most of these offerings land. It would also give people a chance to research related topics outside the show and game broadening their knowledge.
    That could also be a bit creepy. In a good way of course ...
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  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONMember EpicPosts: 5,815
    Torval said:
    This is jumping ahead a bit but I think they should tie an ARG (alternate reality games) into the show and into Secret World Legends both. That would accomplish game tie-in without it feeling contrived which is where most of these offerings land. It would also give people a chance to research related topics outside the show and game broadening their knowledge.

    ..... steps in Niantic, lol. Seriously, though, they already have a VERY good infrastructure for something like this.
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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus LondonMember RarePosts: 1,270
    Sovrath said:
    J-Nius said:
    Sovrath said:
    J-Nius said:
    Although the news of such a series is exciting for entertainment purposes, is anyone at all excited about this for the wider exposure of truth it provides, or at least interest for truth? Are we all asleep zombies or are some of us awake?
    So what are you saying? What wider exposure of truth does it provided other than there is a series being planned and Funcom (assuming they control the sole rights) licensed this property?

    And why wouldn't people be excited about a "The Secret World Series"?
    What I mean to say is that the game is about strange events, world machinations, secret societies, fantastical possibilities. It would be great if we started questioning what we think is our reality a little more. This is not all fiction.

    Also, I did say that the news was exciting. It would simply be great if people thought of the subject of the series with more depth.
    That's definitely more clear as your previous post seemed very nebulous.

    As far as your believe that we should start questioning our reality, um "sure" with the caveat that some people are so eager for something more that they will buy into a lot of fantastical ideas with very little common sense applied.

    Base on the Moon, Apollo 11 hoax, or that Reptilians walk among us.
    Parents lie to their children, children have all sorts of secrets as well and they all love each other in a family. Everyone you meet on all stages of life dances with deception on a regular basis. 

    But somehow we are expected to believe that big corporations and governments are all truthful and transparent.

    Yeah not the lizard men walking among us kinda deal, but the bigger you get, your secreta and lies grows with ya. 

    This is just common sense. But as a species, we are a bit paranoid. But that's not entirely our fault. Beause we are sure something is going on, we just don't have a clue what the fuck is actually going on. 
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,743
    They already do great ARGs and yes, they are a bit creepy. It messes with how we process and box the 4th wall in my opinion making it hard to draw clean distinct lines between reality and fiction. It brings some of that game-reality into actual reality in a messy and intriguing manner.

    The game has had a few well done ARGs. The launch of Tyler Freeborn arc, the recent relaunch of SWL also came with a short ARG hosted here on MMORPG. They add a lot to the game plus always come with fun fluff.

    Another fun thing about ARGs is that they build community interest around the game and event. It's fun hopping on the ARG Discord and working through puzzles together. Some are insanely hard and there is rarely any handholding.
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    Excession said:


    , but definitely a very bad person who has some severe mental or anger issues or whatever to cause him to be abusive.



    Really? Proof please.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=johny+depp+abusive&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS751US751&oq=johny+depp+abusive&aqs=chrome..69i57.2631j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    Lots of news how he abused his girlfriend. Took me a second to find a whole bunch of news about it.

    Still will be interesting to see how the show turns out though. I'm surprised though of all things its The Secret World, especially cause the game isn't very successful compared to FFXIV/GW2/WoW/ESO...BUT, it does offer an unique setting so I can see why it was chosen. Its probably most unique setting in a currently released MMO. And maybe Johnny Depp is a fan of the game, which would be very cool if he was, instead of it just being randomly chosen or/and Funcom pushing the idea.

    A WoW show could be pretty cool as well...do it in like a Game of Thrones style. Warcraft has tons of lore a show can build off from. Be better than a movie if its like GoT.
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  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCMember EpicPosts: 4,966
    Excession said:


    , but definitely a very bad person who has some severe mental or anger issues or whatever to cause him to be abusive.



    Really? Proof please.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=johny+depp+abusive&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS751US751&oq=johny+depp+abusive&aqs=chrome..69i57.2631j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


    Holy shit I just did the exact same google search on Mother Teresa and look what turned up.

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=mother+teresa+abusive&rlz=1C1CHBD_enCA698CA698&oq=mother+teresa+abusive&aqs=chrome..69i57.11018j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Matrix, NYMember RarePosts: 2,198
    edited August 16
    laserit said:
    Excession said:


    , but definitely a very bad person who has some severe mental or anger issues or whatever to cause him to be abusive.



    Really? Proof please.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=johny+depp+abusive&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS751US751&oq=johny+depp+abusive&aqs=chrome..69i57.2631j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


    Holy shit I just did the exact same google search on Mother Teresa and look what turned up.

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=mother+teresa+abusive&rlz=1C1CHBD_enCA698CA698&oq=mother+teresa+abusive&aqs=chrome..69i57.11018j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    Those aren't actual news articles. What is your point? I linked to a google search showing multiple varieties of news media about the abuse allegations. Not random sites that could or could not be true, that anyone can make. A lot of the news sites that show up on that google search are legit sites.

    And then there is this NYtimes article

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/arts/johnny-depp-glastonbury-trump.html

    That is pretty mentally unhinged at the best. No matter who the president is. 
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  • ExcessionExcession NottinghamMember RarePosts: 709
    Excession said:


    , but definitely a very bad person who has some severe mental or anger issues or whatever to cause him to be abusive.



    Really? Proof please.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=johny+depp+abusive&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS751US751&oq=johny+depp+abusive&aqs=chrome..69i57.2631j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    Lots of news how he abused his girlfriend. Took me a second to find a whole bunch of news about it.


    Allegedly.

    You still have not provided proof to back up your statement.
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