*GASP* You haven't read my dinosaur treatise?Tolby wrote:Maybe I am underestimating the fanbase, I just personally haven't run into many people that knows much outside their area of expertise. In other words, they might know all the lost grounds, but they won't know Blackrose's real name. Or vice versa. Or they'll think Kite and Blackrose from the games are Rena and Shugo, even though they can recite the G.U. games by heart. Or maybe they have looked up the information, but they are looking at the events as simple information because they didn't experience it for themselves. Experiencing it is more valuable then just reading or hearing about it.
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I've done a lot of serious debate about it too, but this is probably the only one that's even remotely fun to read, and there's an element of truth to it. You have a point about understanding the series as a whole, but at the same time, when deciding whether or not Link is totally out there you could say that all you really need to know is .hack at its weirdest. Dinosaur. End of argument.
But, couldn't you say no one here is qualified based on those criteria? Reading .hack//Epitaph of the Twilight is essential for understanding how teleportation fits in alongside long-established canon, but no one here has read it. I myself have only read the first few chapters but I wouldn't say that qualifies me for much. I really should get around to finishing it, I'm a shamefully lazy reader. But anyway, my point is this: aren't we all pretty handicapped in evaluating Link?Tolby wrote:And actually thats why I would say ignore people who haven't been with .hack the whole time. Not that they can't come up with their own opinions and discussion, its just that when fans with so much knowledge on the entire series are debating on rather or not something fits in the .hack world, and each side is making good and valid points, its hard to take the opinion of someone who has only be exposed to a fraction of .hack.
EDIT: Looking over d5t's FB thread about this, it still seems to me that most of the respondees have gone through most of the .hack media. Like I was trying to say before, I think the kind of person who would join our FB group is a more intense, reliable kind of fan than the "Lol why isn't Tsukasa a Night Elf Mohawk?" people on Youtube. I think their opinions about Link matter. Well, I guess we'll know more as we get more responses...