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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Warriors
« on: March 21, 2018, 05:25:30 PM »

And that's this version done and dusted. Next up will be the inevitable FEW Legends that'll include all of the above in the base product, with a second set of DLC to add even more characters and maps.


Lol, and one more marketing fuckup for the road. Release date is the 29th, not yesterday.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: March 20, 2018, 11:48:32 AM »
Nevermind The Tick, another Spoon means that Feh's 2nd caik is twice as doomed as the first (and that Alfonse really is a massive jerk for getting his hands on another one of these so spoon). I guess this also means that Ilyana will be showing up sooner rather than later.

Well, apparently 330 of those posts are General Games, so I guess even if you're generous and slash that in half that means I've probably posted over 100 times in this thread.

Anyway, glad they're continuing to branch out in terms of who they're choosing for their seasonals, but this one might be the one I'm least interested in yet, character-wise anyway. They continue to add stupidly good skills onto limited units, and I hate that the weapons are still ones which should really be in the regular pool (Killing Dagger, to a lesser extent Kitty Paddle, and now Wo Axe and Wo Knife). I still think the Chill skills are a dumb idea, but there's no stopping them now. I guess I'll probably take colorless on my free pull for that fraction of a chance at Live for Honor. Plus I have no ranged flier and I guess the first flying dagger is their answer to last year's first flying tome. Not quite as interested in Kagero's difficulty in performing her ninja parkouring considering how those tumors she has would probably snap her spine and then get in the way as she's handling those poison darts during an assassination job or whatever.

You complain about her milk cans, but I still think she's the best Senran Kagura (even if she was getting herself captured more often than not in Fates). Besides, complain all you want about Kagero's improbable Ninja Skillz, but Lyn's been getting ridiculous up there as well and "She's a hurricane!"  (and then there's Cipher which is giving us 'Goddess of Thunder Thighs' Ishtar among other wtc character redesigns). House of Flying Daggers aside, what is annoying is the lack of a Kinshi Knight despite having a perfect opportunity with Takomi during the New Year's Event. Also annoyed by the lack of Seasonal repeat opportunities outside of Legendary Banners (although last year's Spring Festival crowd are fairly powercrept on by at this point).

Picked a god and prayed edit: After racking up a 4.75% pity rate on the Awakening Banner, I finally got a 5 star unit before that fucker went away completely tonight. Specifically a +Res/-HP Elincia....that's heard me. At least now my Flier Emblem can finally have an offensive oriented Red to ride with my Cordelia, Nowitch and whomever I run as a Green (either Camilla, Cherche, Gerome, Minerva, Michalis, Axzura or Beruka). For some reason I couldn't get more than a single Blue and/or Red Orb to show per pull which made my efforts far harder/more expensive than they needed to be, and in fact, after I pulled the Elincia and ran out of Red and Blue Orbs (the Blue Orb was a 3 star Donnel, which is far more typical of what I have been pulling all banner long), I made my peace and split leaving 3 unopened Orbs behind. Hopefully this balances the scales from my ridiculous run of luck at the start of the year.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:32:24 PM »
Gave it the ol' college try and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. This week's map is so much easier than last week's, probably because you can split the enemy's army instead of all of them funneling into the same general area on the map and just swarming you if you don't capture the forts as soon as your approach them.

Also cleared the BHB without much issue, but the banner along with it wasn't as nice and gave me a 3* Gordin.

First off, grats on your 3k post man (I wonder what percentage of them have been in this thread alone?).

And second, is that I'm now up to 4.75% pity and climbing on this stupid Awakening banner and it fucking sucks because we've got another Spring seasonal and a Legendary coming up and I was hoping to score a Fire Ephraim out of the deal, and I'm still spent on Orbs and running out of sources for more (I may just have to give up on pulling non-seaonals/Legendaries altogether; but still, I'll take the goddamn pity breaker, even if its another -Atk Cain or some horse shit).

And speaking of Orbs lying around, after two Stamina Drinks, I got bored and cheesed the hell out of the BHeB with Klein, Axura, Danceliva, and Bowlyn (I wouldn't have resorted to such drastic means if it hadn't been for the concurrent T_T, since I'd rather be spending my Stamina there instead).

Haredit: Spring banner has been revealed and we've finally got Alts for Alfonse and Sharena (no Anna though), along with Catria and Kagero to round out the bunch. Alfurse is our fourth Axe Cav, Shearna is a Green Tome Infantry, Carrotria is a Blue Tome Mount and the Ninjabbit is a Flying Dagger. Catria and Sharena really want to hang out with Gunnthra as they both have sudo Chill effects on their weapons (and Catria has Chill Res while she's at it though it'll target a different unit due to effect trigger conditions), while Alfonse gets a Wo Dao Axe (SPOOOON!!!), and Kagero gets a Wo Dao Dagger

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:25:06 PM »
Reviews are all over the place.

Also 30 hours is too short for a jrpg imo. I hope that was just people rushing through it.

From what I've been hearing, those times are indeed coming from not putting up with Level 5's bullshit grind.

That said, of the three main timewasters, the two biggest are pretty much lifted straight from Suikoden with a kingdom building sim and Pikmin battles (which sound like they're as meh as anything tactical that Suikoden did, if not even less interesting), while the third sounds like DQIX's Grottoes again.

That said, I wouldn't dive right in quite yet because it seems that Level 5's tendency of including everything down to the kitchen sink is alive and well here, so who knows how deep the grinding rabbit hole really goes or how far can you progress before the microtransactions start rearing its ugly head.

At the very least, it sounds like the Poke/Digi/Whatever-mon mechanics that they had in NNK1 was ditched, and the basic gameplay has been improved over NNK1's (not that 'herding suicidal AI' was a high bar to clear).

The tl;dr is that Level 5 learned something from the trainwreck that was NNK1, but its still too soon to say whether or not this one can jell into a cohesive game or end up buried beneath yet another forgettable pile of Level 5's grinding excrement.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« on: March 19, 2018, 06:46:12 PM »
Dark Cloud 3 was Rogue Galaxy.

N..... no....?

good voice acting, pretty graphics, endless grinds. its all there.

No Spheda though.

If anything the White Knight Chronicles were the real Dark Cloud 3 with its evil circus opening, over-dependence on the broke ass MMO (and that was before its doors were shuttered), useless females (to the point of knee capping your own custom avatar just in case you decided to play a female), a plot more nonsensical than FE Fates' three game clusterfuck, and paid DLC to change your Giant Robot's color scheme.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: March 18, 2018, 01:05:32 AM »
What they really should do is add another Staff user to the roster (yes, I can't believe I'm saying this, but then, maybe now is the time for Elice with a 'c' or the Lena/Julian combo).

Aside from having pretty bad luck pulling the numerous seasonal armors they've added, I lack good IVs on even the basic armor units, so I don't have Gwen or Draug in any usable state. With the lack of armors I'm not sure I can clear Rival Domains on Infernal this week, but I haven't put any effort into it yet.

If its any consolation, my Gwendy and Draug are still fucking useless since they seem to be allergic to +Atk (or 4 star rarity in general which makes them doubly useless since I have to sink 2k in feathers just to fodder them or SI them anyways so that I might snatch more coveted skills from their sets like Killer Lance or Drawback).

And if I could, I'd donate a whole team of Armors for you to use. Best I can do for right now though is offer a Booklyn, Male Grima, or Winters Lissa or Robin (hopefully you still have my number).

As for Radiant Dawn Infernal, I managed it, but it was a squeaker since I wasn't able to reach the Enemy Base and only scored 19 out of the 20 Armor KOs. And even then, I only managed it because of the enemy loadout being so disadvantaged to my units that I actually had a full turn clear of enemies.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: March 17, 2018, 03:44:47 PM »
A year ago I was struggling to scrape together 4 copies of either Gwendolyn and Draug to run those 4 Armor quests. A year later and I have almost enough unique Armors to fill out three quarters of a Brigade (I guess we still need a Dancer, Dagger and Staff Armor then, huh). But then, by my count, we have just enough available Armors in the game to completely fill a Brigade and still have 1 extra (so I'm not doing too badly in the Armor department; not a lot of Merges though).

Meanwhile Fliers have only enough units to fill out a Brigade and still have 2 left over, so we need some more Flier love, while Calvary can straight up fill out 2 whole Brigades and still have 1 remaining.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: March 17, 2018, 08:58:44 AM »
My experiences thus far is that Lunatic 7 is going to require reshuffling my reserve teams around for the first time in forever since my first backup team simply cannot deal with Manboobwindow, full stop. But autobattling Hard 5 is fairly easy this go around since the AI will almost never have Dancers initiate when someone with higher damage output can pitch in, so she's almost always arriving at Awakening Endgame with full or nearly full HP and subsequently cannot be stopped barring seriously bad luck like a series of bad rounds jobbing Olivia/everyone else and there's a Cordelia and a Delthea on the field. It also helps that I actually put some serious effort into Olivia/Donnel/F!Robin prior to this (Donnel was part of my second AA team which let him see fairly consistent use for a while; Olivia I had basically built up because I wanted a bullshit Dancer on a Defense Team too (and then proceeded to pull 3 more bullshit Dancers in short order, so usable vanilla Olivia was mainly a bonus) and Female Robin was put back into rotation yet again as a reason to burn 20 Poprocks because I wanted her to have Keen Gronnwolf+).

And yes, I keep meaning Spd Ploy because this time I thought that Spd Ploy was his C Skill (at least I correctly remembered that his Prf debuffs Atk & Res).

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:36:50 PM »
Free 40% was nice of them, means I don't have to torture myself trying to roll for one. Donnel, Robin F and Cherche are all 4* for me so this Tempest might suck for me though, especially since Robin is a really bad unit. Maybe I should give her Triangle Adept so she can at least kill blues reliably.

Tempting to roll for Hector too, but getting 0 greens on my free pull reminded me how awful it would be.

Really, unless you want a specific character a lot there's no reason to roll on anything but Legendary banners anymore (or maybe the 4-5* banner if you really need skills). They've avoided putting completely pointless characters like Karel on them so you're guaranteed at least someone useful.

Yeah, they've basically turned the banners into Seasonals and Legendaries only now since powercreep and pity breakers kinda make the older 5 stars less appealing and there's now enough Feathers to not feel the need to pull for 5 star Uncommons either. Hell the Counter banner was basically a pull on Red since of the three, I'm only missing the RIker and the Falchion banner it replaced was a one shot for Alm since I was recently pity broken by Lucina.

As for the T_T, on the up side to the freebies, this most recent Three Heroes quest got me to bust out my 3 star Cherche and grind a few levels on her (I can probably work to promote her to 4 star and eventually 5 star now since she's a solid unit and she'd help my Flier Emblem as an alternative to Michalis; though she'd still need to compete with Camilla, Minerva, Airzura and if I bothered, Beruka). That said, I already have a 5 star Level 40 Olivia since it made sense to bring her up and I even gave her a Silver Forge and Triangle Adept to give her some actual combat utility. And I'm thinking about multimerging Donnel up to 4 star +10 since he lost his main advantage of being a high BST non-Dragon Infantry to powercreep (plus his base skill set sucks so merging the spares won't hurt much in the long run). All I can say about Female Robin is that I finally gave her Keen Gronnwolf+ which is about as much as one can do for her since she indeed sucks.

T_T Edit: Well the maps aren't so bad, especially since the bonus units include a Flier to ignore any trouble terrain. The final map would suck more if I didn't have a buff Olivia, but its otherwise manageable. The SSs this time are Obstruct (this is actually kinda interesting because it doesn't use up the B slot or require eating Stahls or Hanas and the effects can be useful in a surprise dickmove sorta way), Res Ploy (one of these days they're going to give us Def Ploy and Arvis will become the downtown debuffer king), and Def Tactic (hope you didn't eat that free VIker for this).

Meanwhile, my efforts at pulling a 5 star anything from the Awakening banner continues in vain as I'm now rocking a 4.5% pity rate.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:57:51 AM »
Taking a break from Tales of Berseria to go back to FEW again and finally pick up Celica. Goddamn, they aren't kidding when they say that the Mercenary moveset is the best in the game. On a stage where you have to stop three rendezvous, halt two siege Sages, bust up 3 captains and their shadows, track down 5 clones of the boss, beat the boss himself twice, then use whatever time's left to fell a dragon with four life bars; watching Lyn absolutely shred said dragon's life bars to nothing in under a minute flat to eek out an S-rank couldn't be more satisfying (and I still have to get Astra onto her). At this point, all I have left to do for the pre-DLC stuffs is a second run on the Celica recruit mission, most of Story Mode on Lunatic difficulty, and the Spacial Distortions and Anna History Mode battles.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:42:00 AM »
The new calendar is out and boy that's a shitload of Banners. Four BHeBs too, of which only two are new. Second round of Tappa!, Tappa!, Tappa! is sandwiched between the next T_T and the next VG. And some special maps to round out the set.

I'mma need to clean some houzz for the coming month.

40% Edit: On the one hand, I'm glad they aren't being dicks about 40% access this time around, on the other hand, balls! Sorry Grima, no mountain of SP and HM for you. Also calendar also got edited since FEW's Awakening DLC isn't out yet.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: March 10, 2018, 12:05:40 PM »
Welp. Zeph Branigan's Infernal GHeB turns out to be on the easier side of the spectrum. Of course that Frederick I actually invested in paid off pretty well as it turns out that, even with Fury 3 eating his HP, the combined might of a stat inflated Zephiel and his pesky Blue Mage accomplice wasn't quite enough to drop this brick shithouse on a horse (and of course the attempt left Zephiel completely fucked up too due to eating a Luna backed 61 Atk Slaying Hammer+ to the face).

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:07:09 PM »
My thoughts on Blessing Teams were:

Earth: Vike, Eirika, Seigbert and Nino/L'Arachel.
Fire: Frederick, Eliwood, Cecilia, Ursula.
Wind: Gunnthra, Sothe, Female Corrin/Dancer Olivia and Red Celica/Arvis.
Water: Fjorm, Summer Tiki, Sanaki/Delthea and Airzura/Olivia.
Heart: Ayra, Olwen, Bow Lyn, Sonya.

This is mostly a preliminary estimate since additional Legendaries could easily cause things to pivot (plus, not everybody is in their final positions *cough*Eirika*cough*).

My thoughts on Thracia's banner is that Finn doesn't look old enough, but Leif could still pull the early 90s hair during one of his attack/damaged arts. Nanna's hair was sadly toned down and I don't think we're getting it back in any of the alternative arts. I guess the 64 dollar question is whether Nanna will get Earth Sword or some kind of Staff (since we haven't had a new staff user since Genny; not counting Loki who's enemy only so far).

Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Next Fire Emblem Thread
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:46:59 PM »
Well, so much for that.

I guess we got 'a' Smash Bros, but I suspect its merely a Switch port of For. The rest was just ports and DLC. I guess Directs can finally join Iwata in the afterlife.

was choosing between m/f  in fates such a bad thing? I liked having the option. Also, being able to pick weapon type would be nice for a change.

Not so much that as it felt like the games heavily implied that Birthright was written for Male Corrin while Conquest was written for Female Corrin. Plus Avatars tend to lead to situations like Fate's Hyperbolic Time Chambers while not helping out characters like Say'ri or Scarlet due to their Avatar-sexual status.

Single-Player RPGs / The Next Fire Emblem Thread
« on: March 08, 2018, 02:39:12 AM »
In before yet another Kozaki designed Male/Avatar (but clearly implied to default to Male) Sword Lord (take THAT Leif).

But yeah, the next Nintendo Direct was announced yesterday, set for today, its highly likely that we'll finally get something from that announced FE Switch from that FE Direct last year, but I'll be finishing up my deliveries for the day on the opposite side of town when this goes down, and I really wanted to make the above joke. Link to the offending Direct: (watch it totally have nothing worthwhile, let alone anything about any supposed FE Switches)

Basically, I'm really hoping for a Female Lord this time (or at least a Female Lord that's not incompetent/overshadowed by the male lords; i.e. Lucina if she were an actual Lord instead of an honorary one (outside of certain DLC)), and preferably one sans the crotch window (I'll endure Miniskirts and/or Bicycle Shorts). Basically, I'd like a female FE character to get a Prf that isn't also on her male counterpart and not added to a remake because IntSyst decided to make their dramatic change there (last one was Thani all the way back in FE10). Bonus points if the Lord this time is a Bow or Staff Lord instead of yet another Sword Lord.

Other hopes include it actually being good, and having an artist that isn't Kozaki (he got better with Fates, but I still feel like his designs are too messy and not actually well designed; especially the female stuffs).

And hell, if this does turn out to be a total bust, then I'll repurpose this as a general Megathread (although the Heroes talk can remain in that thread since it'd just bury this one).

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