This is it. The finale. The last episode in the series Game of Thrones. I ended up skipping the last two episodes because they didn’t quite settle well for me. So I decided to focus on the last episode as my remaining thoughts on the show and the ultimate meaning that was intended (as I interpret it).
If there was one anticipated episode in the entire show, I would wager this would be it. You could say that this episode is the culmination of 8+ years in the making along with additional time from the books publishing. How does this episode deliver in the 90 or so minutes given?
One of my fascinations about Game of Thrones is the question of power and ruling. How does power aid ruling and vice versa. In an earlier season, Cersei once mentioned to Peter Baelish that “power is power.” The equation is a reflexive one that reflects the absolutism in Cersei’s mind about power and ruling. In that sense, how does it fit in with the Night King and the White Walkers?
For this review, I decided not to do a play-by-play type of commentary. Instead, I wanted to address the macro issues within the episode since a lot of things happened. Much of the episode was about setting up for the highly anticipated upcoming battle between the living and the dead but there was a lot of other subtexts going on too.
One of the biggest questions on my mind with Game of Thrones this season is Tyrion’s ultimate purpose to the plot. Many have criticized his character as being an after effect due to Dave and Dan no longer having the books as source material for Tyrion’s better quotes. Barring banal dialogue, the real thing to figure out is his driving motivation: why is he still around?
The long awaited last season premier is upon us and it’s time to dive into a review.
As we slowly move towards 2019, possibly the most anticipated event will be Season 8 of Game of Thrones. There have been “leaks” and rumors for months regarding the new season. Thus far though, there has not been any solid leaks in terms of the actual overall plot. All we have are pieces from gorilla shots and the general information one can guess from the various source material. But given the actual evidence, what are real possibilities in how the season plays out and ends?
Recent rumors on the reddit freefolk sub talk about the potential for Tyrion facing a trial and then dying. While some have mentioned the people at the trial, the real question is what happened and will we see the end of House Lannister?
Starting from scratch can either be a pain or a lot of fun depending on what your goal is during a new season. I like the idea of a fresh start because you get to try a few new things here and there as well as see the progress of a character with little to no help at all. But for the solo player, what are some good methods for leveling? If you’re looking for a post on reaching 70 super fast, this probably isn’t the best spot for you. On the other hand, if you want some basic tips on getting to 70 and grabbing your Seasonal set in a timely manner, this blog is suited for you.
Typically, for Marauders builds these days, you’ll see the M6 pairing with Focus/Restraint (Bastion of Will), Manticore, Wraps of Clarity and a few other key items. While this build is high in damage, it has a few issues in vulnerability when sentries are not up, is resource intensive and slow. So I want to present a slight variation on the M6 build with an emphasis on using the Endless Walk ring/amulet in this alternative build.