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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:32:40 AM »
Ack! Pitybroken by Hardin on a 5.0 multiplier no less (I don't think I even got any decent fodder from my pulls FE: I got two Nannas and a Libra in the 162 Orbs between Spoopy Myrrh and Hardies). At least he's +Res/-HP for maximum Brick Shithouse.

As for this month's +_+, these stages kinda suck for the most part. Fortunately, Spoopy Myrrh alone is such a goddamn sack of stats that she can basically guarantee autobattle wins (barring massive AI stupidity). Unfortunately, she's too immobile for Lunatic 7 and a bad setup/positioning can turn an A/A run into an A/C run easily (especially since Spoopy Henry runs roughshod over my buff heavy B-Team).

As for Book 3, I don't care too much about the story, just so long as they stay away from all the Fire & Ice terrain.

As for Tappa! Battles, I was actually kind of impressed in regards to the detail they've been putting into the mode (mostly as in-jokes imported from the main series), but then I got to the last twenty floors and all that went out of the window (couldn't spring for Doors to Destiny, could they).

I haven't bothered with the Abyssal GHeBs yet. Mostly because I don't care.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:18:53 AM »
Double posting because it seems that everyone's still trying to get their computers back online from Micheal savage ravage.

DQXI: Finished up in the Volcano by steamrolling an incredibly easy boss. Probably should've held off on filling the Beastiary until after the following dungeon as I've kinda gained +10 levels in between this plot beat and the previous one in the process. The Lesser/No Exp Draconian Challenge does nothing.

PW1: Finished this over the weekend. That's two games down. Four games plus two spinoffs to go (eventually...; maybe).

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea 1 or Disgaea 5
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:56:49 PM »

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:53:00 AM »
Dragon Quest XI: Took awhile to open up the second casino, but then I realized that the first boss can be Dazzled and the second boss was targeting the rear of my party. By simply reversing the parlarity, I'd not only avoid losing my squishies but I even had a better chance at stonewalling the boss's physical attacks which also cut down the need for healing and Kabuffing (and it seemed that his Giga Magic Drain favors the back of the lineup over the front; that or I just got stupidly lucky that run). After that, it was a relatively painless win (admittedly, remembering to outfit my party with Magic Waters helped tremendously as well).

Then I proceeded to clean out said casino, sidequest and all.

Also got myself one of these.
Spoiler: show

PW1: Halfway through case 5 and yeah, I knew ahead of time just how unliked this DS port case was, and now I can see why. It just goes on forever even though the big mystery at the center of the case is pretty fucking obvious less than halfway into it. In addition, its also got clue bloat and feature creep further bogging things down while the investigation parts are so badly laid out that navigating it is a slog.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:14:56 AM »
Now I'm not saying that the VG being a time consuming random crapshoot isn't a problem, but slashing the rounds down from 45 hours apiece to 20 hours would do a lot to help (as well as getting rid of the 'fight in the arena 10 times' flags).

The same could be said about the GCN as well. You could easily reduce the mode down to half of its current length as well as reduce the amount of points needed for rank 25 in half and not an hour of sleep would be lost over the change.

Its basically what they did with Tempest Trials and that's still been their single most universally positive change they've made to their modes thus far.

Also, I failed to mention this, but Dorcas is getting a seasonal alt for the next +_+ (where he will be Smashin' Pumpkins).

Edit: Specifically while dressed as a shirtless Minotaur Armor. He's also powercreeped the Atk stat with 41 as a goddamn base.

The rest of the update deets include:
-The refines of which Vidofnir gains +7 Def and Res on EP against Swords/Lances/Axes and now Dragonstones with the unique refine providing +4 Atk/Spd when within two squares of Infantry or Armor allies, Nidhogg is generally unchanged, but its unique refine gains the ability to attack Tomes and Dragonstones without reprisal, and Lon'qu got a sharper sword with LaD 3 as his unique.
-The GHeB Abyssal rewards are more golden accessories (one of which includes a Rubber Ducky) with Narcian's out now.
-+_+'s new seals are Spd/Def, Darting Stance and Brazen Atk/Res (Shigure's breathing a sigh of relief for now and Celica just got a Seal that's practically perfect on her).
-The rest of the Fall Armor Banner (and Sky Miall)'s stats include the following: Horkas' monstrous 41 Atk, Hyrrh with a predictable 179 BST and min maxed for maximum +non-Spd/-Spd stats (and because she's a seasonal her Breath is likely forgeable), Hiles with shittacular Def/Res for an Armor, slowass Hagero (still hits like a truck and is built like one too), and Sky Mall is in desperate need of Wrathful Staff.

Editle: Spoopy banner II is out and after 115 Orbs, I managed to get away with Myrrhder (sadly a +Spd/-Def Myrrhder; at least the Supers balance each other out and that her BST is so insane to begin with that its not a terribly huge performance impact). Admittedly, I actually got her on my sixth pull. The rest were for trying for the other ones and only managing a 4 star Libra and a mess of fodder.

Kaedit: New calendar is out and uhh, we've got two new banners over the next month with no sign of Book 3 starting. I'm betting a Paralogue and Far-Fetched 2. The good news is that the next Legendary banner is a bit further out from the next spread of Gout Cream (though still under the next Vined Grapes), so that we won't end up with last month's nonsense of no free-time for two weeks straight.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:54:40 PM »
First off, I want to throttle whoever it was who had the bright idea to stack GCN, VG and the Legend Maps all in the same goddamn two week span. There isn't enough time to go through all three of these in just two weeks.

Second, good fucking god I can't believe just how fucking miserable this VG has been. I basically checked the ever fucking out of the last 40 hours simply because there's been absolutely no reason to even bother even picking a side. Both GCN and VG modes need to be significantly shorter than they are, because they are both far bigger time sinks than either have any right to be.

Third. What even IS this fucking banner!? Armored Maid Kagero? Blue Bow Armor Niles? FLYING STAFFBOT MIA!?! Also, have our fucking Red Dragon Armor 180 BST.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 07, 2018, 05:34:23 PM »
Taking a bit of a reprieve from getting my butt kicked in the Casino in DQ11 to play some Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Currently on Case 3.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:56:07 AM »
Well fuck. I'm not going to get Tiki Abyssal done this time around. There was just too much going on this last week what with the onslaught of Garbage Modes (fuck whichever dev thought it was a good idea to stack these alongside the Legendary maps), RL, and DQXI all competing for my time. It was also hella expensive in the SI department since I just didn't have the time to actually work out a winning solution to Tiki Infernal on my own (I got close with a team of Micaiah, Genny, Dancer Olivia and Axzura, but inevitably I'd run afoul of that stupid Dragon, the Green Mage that Miccy just straight up dies to or that Dagger nobody could fight). At least I managed Hector Abyssal on my own and relatively cheaply too (it mostly consisted of finishing up my Elise project).

If there's a bright spot, I didn't need to make any sacrificial 5 star merges this time around, so my 20k+ Feathers from Gross Cumdumpster remain safely in the bank for future reference. Also, the repeat of F!Grima this month gives me hope that they'll eventually go the way of the GHeB and get reran at a later date.

As for Vomit Gulper, I'm on team Last Dad Standing to hopefully do a better job of Feather mercing than with Niles (because fucking hell, the lengths these people are willing to go to for a lousy win, with team Nina denying themselves two 7.x multipliers just to spite team Niles). At least if Arvis goes, I've still got Lilina (but I'll probably wish I were on the other team as they're pretty much guaranteed to win at this point).

Meanwhile, lol at the Ishtar and Reinhardt BHeB banner. Seems that Ishtar's got the F!Corrin foot problem, except with her right hand, instead of her left foot.

And yeah, I've since recalled that on top of Vidofnir not playing nicely with Tana's stats, but that we now have 3.5 different other weapons that essentially do the same thing as Vidofnir, except are also inheritable (with one only requiring an Uncommon unit) and forgable. Also yeah, Lonq's problem wasn't his shitty stat spread (which is shitty indeed as HP and Spd alone do not a good unit make) as it was his garbage SI value (Vantage is only useful in fringe cases or with significant EP investment).

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:33:31 PM »
Another swell place to request a screenshot is the fight with Skeletor in the throne room of a ruined castle. That was almost Murdaw levels of awesome set piece boss fights (it just needed better music and maybe be a little less heavy handed on the clones). You could transplant it into a Fighting Game and it'd be right at home.

Although I can fully understand why you wouldn't want to post it.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 01, 2018, 11:09:38 AM »
DQXI: Wrapping things up before cashing in those Orbs. Because I'm running Draconian Quest though its taking awhile to make sure I've collected as much as I can before finishing things up here. On the upside, while I have been mulling about, I was indeed crazy/persistent enough to polish off the Crossbow Sidequest. The Happy Hat is much appreciated.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 29, 2018, 06:10:22 AM »
Not a lot to comment on, but yeah, Emerald Dragon would definitely fail any sort of progressive test. Its a product of the late 80s, so even having a distinct non-naked/mostly non-naked female character present at all puts it ahead of a lot of its contemporaries. Hell, it would take until the late 90s/early 00s for Japan to start moving away from Black Face so I'm not surprised about its lack of decorum in regards to other non-Japanese/non-generic western character types.

As for Popful Mail, aside from the SegaCD and the Super Famicom versions, the games were bump and grind with projectiles ala Legacy of the Wizard/Dragon Slayer 4: Drasle Family (because everything Dragon Slayer did was reused as it became its own thing).

Gotta say, I've missed your olde skool, stranded in Japan JRPG stuff.

As for my own haps, I'm still chugging along in DQ11.

Dora the Explorer was an annoying roadblock for a short while (because bosses that effectively get six turns per round, loaded with high damage AoE attacks, 100% accurate debilitating status effects, moves with ludicrously high critical rates and another move that can drain life are kind of a pain in the ass to deal with when you only have one options for AoE healing, one non-item source of reliable revives and one source of status buffs, with the rest of your offensive hinging on trying to stick unreliable (and utterly short lived due to the whole 6 turns thing) debuffs and Envenom/Erik's other DoT spell). Eventually looked up online as to possible strategies as the status resisting accessories weren't doing shit, learned that the wording in the Snap, Crackle, Poof ability is hella poor (it doesn't provide a boosted chance to resist, but full on status resist for as long as the spell is up), immediately respecced to that and ran the boss down (albeit with only three party members left standing).

Anyways, I've just finished up the Library. I lol'd at the one on one fight right before it though since it turned out that Miracle Slash was a solid investment after all. It also helped that I did some level grinding prior to that fight (not actually intentional level grinding mind, I just had a bear of a time trying to get the Rarified Slime Knight fight to proc; and I might have done this over on Slime Island where Metal Slimes can occasionally appear instead of over at not-Spain/Portugal which was below my level threshold).

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: September 28, 2018, 09:51:41 AM »
Meanwhile, I spent my hoard of 115 Orbs, and took 95 of them to get anybody worthwhile. Granted, they were a Karla and Poncho with perfect IVs (+Spd/-Res and +Atk/-Res respectfully), so its a solid haul anyways (especially since I have so much coverage on this banner to begin with; Red and Blue are completely KO'd and nobody in Colorless is currently worth the effort). Also, goddamn, I knew Piki's BST was gonna be huge, but its clocking in at 180 even (unless you suffer her one superbane of -Def).

As for the Garbage Collector, I've finally escaped the confines of team Jobber Alfonse. Made 6900 Feathers for a minimal amount of fuss. Helps that the extended limit makes bullshit knockouts not happen every time the round rolls over (also helps that I got to use my Calvary team this round which let me destroy some of the Infernal+ matches).

Haven't touched The Ponch's Maps or Lector's Abyssal yet, but given that I'm currently juggling GCN, Bondage Forge, powerleveling Saias for his ReGHeB, the various story quests and the last dregs of the monthly quests, it'll be a bit (it'll be fun to see how badly prepared I am for Abyssal Chiki).

VG Edit: You know, it's been a while since we've had something of a clear cut choice in terms of possible winners in a VG. I'm pretty sure though that even with maximum Mario Kart Rubberbanding strats, Niles and Male Robin have zero fucking chance at making past round 1, and I wouldn't count on Arvis either. Probably going to go with Julia since Hector v. Lilina is the only not-clear round 1 match up (also I'd rather run a Level 1 unit over a Level 40+2 unit). Then again, Lilina would actually see multipliers during Round 1. Alternatively I could go full goddamn Feather Merc with Niles or Male Robin. Screw it, I'm going Niles for the HM, the utter luxury of having full time multipliers and not having to fish for Colorless allies (especially after the unmitigated disaster in backing Ronnie).

2.10 Edit: And now the GHeB repeats are getting in on the Abyssal difficulty level. Unfortunately, they're also only offering Golden Accessories even though new copies of old GHeB units would've been far more appropriate since we have the better part of three months to clear these out unlike the Legendary Maps. Meanwhile, our newest refines are the Frelia siblings (despite Vidofnir being fairly solid) and Lon'qu finally gets something as well (as he was only almost as garbage as Odin was). They're also prepping for Book 3 by giving low rent players the option to run lo-fi mode.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: September 27, 2018, 02:10:20 AM »
So unless they're going beyond 16 Legendaries, lol Jugdral and Valentia got fucking robbed (Roy not getting in is also kinda sad, but Elibe already has two other Legendaries to its name; either way the Ephraim dev strikes again). Meanwhile we now have a goddamn Tiki for every occasion (well, okay we don't have a Colorless or Mounted Tiki yet). The rest of the banner consists of Bridal Tharja, Karla, L!Ike for Red; Micaiah and Spring Catria for Blue; Spring Sharena, B!Ike and Lector for Green; and Jaffar, Maribelle and F!Grima for the dozenth time for Colorless. Its pretty ehh for me, no colors I can ignore but Colorless is totally empty for me so I'll end up leaning towards that, but hopes are high for a Karla and F!Grima finally.

As for Poncho Tiki herself, she's going to be the latest BST nightmare given her status as A) a Gen 2 unit, B) an Armor, C) a Dragon and D) a Trainee. They also FINALLY gave her Divine Breath, which of course means that she's running Lightning Falchion Breath++. She's also getting Fierce Breath (+4 Atk and -1 Cooldown on EP), Bold Fighter and Personal Skill 'With Everyone!' which gives +5 Def/Res to herself and anyone standing next to her.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« on: September 26, 2018, 12:02:40 AM »
Now post the double water bed from Nautica (bonus points if you screen grab the mer-maid speaking on about her mistress and her newly wed).

Spoiler: show
Because talk about twisting the knife. Lol.

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