For example, look at today's xkcd. You thought he was talking about a kingdom, didn't you? I mean, sure it was confusing, because he talked about people overthrowing the government but then he also got into some stuff about borders and other people being in the kingdom and "our" flag on "their" building or something.
Anyway the point is REALLY HE WAS JUST PLAYING A GAME! ha ha, a game that is usually about violence and shooting crap, he made it about peace and stuff! AND YOU DIDN'T KNOW, UNTIL HE TOLD YOU.
So that is how you make a comic! just follow the formula for some ORIGINALITY
So yeah, that's the feel with this comic. Just formulaic. You know there's going to be a twist, you wait for it, and yeah, there it is. I guess I should give him points for not naming the comic "Worst Server" or "Crappy Capture the Flag Game" and giving away the joke, it's the kind of thing he has done too much before.
On another note, I can't figure out why I love this recent Pictures for Sad Children comic but I do. So read it.
update: Ok this is a weird thing to write, but after a day and a half of thought, I think this is a kind of crappy post. I don't think it's wrong to use a standard comic formula, I think what I meant to write (or at least, what I should have meant to have written?) is that for me, this comic just made me wonder while reading the whole thing what the twist punchline would be. That combined with my lack of capture-the-flag-in-games playing meant that I didn't like the comic much.
But I see that other people liked it more, so I officially declare this one of those comics that for the right people (admittedly a small group, even of xkcd-readers) this was a good comic, and I am not really in a place to judge it so badly.
However: "New Car" does in fact suck, of this I am sure. So all these weird being nice feelings i am expressing here will go away when I post on that.