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Expanded my list of slow, "pretend I'm smart" scifi movies with The Martian and Ex Machina. Funny I watch these two so close together because they came out in the same year and the two have something of opposite attitudes about technology- one has a general "science is teh awesome" message, and the other one has sort of a "science will screw us over" attitude.

They were both great, but I will say I'm a bigger sucker for space exploration than AI, so points to The Martian for me. I like that for once, there's a movie of this kind which focuses on the problem-solving abilities that the scientific method can bring and envisions a future of global cooperation as in the ideal of space exploration, rather than using space exploration as a vehicle to explore pseudophilosophical/spiritual gobbledygook which happens so often in these kinds of movies. Also I learned a lot about potatoes and human poop via tangential learning, so there was that too.

Also saw Gerald's Game, Stephen King adaptation number 5 or so in 2017 alone. This was a pretty good one though, after being underwhelmed by the It remake and The Dark Tower being...what it was. Interesting to see where these movies on direct-to-Netflix or other such streaming services will go- if I had the space I imagine a good long-term investment would be to just get a hugh jazz TV and watch movies like this at home instead of needing to drive/walk to a theater like a healthy functioning adult.

On the other end of the spectrum, I watched the Evil Dead trilogy. Funny seeing a series realize how ridiculous it is and becoming more and more self-parody over time, yet somehow still working as good movies.

But I guess more topically, I got back from seeing the latest installment of Disney’s plot to dictate global pop culture. I’d say Black Panther is one of the best MCU movies so far though. For reference, my favorite so far is probably The Winter Soldier, and I think I’d put this one just below that one.

I was already pretty interested in seeing the movie before it came out simply because of the unique visuals it promised, so I would’ve enjoyed the movie purely on that alone, but thankfully the plot/characters were pretty good too. Most notably, the villain Killmonger (yes, really) is probably the most well-developed and sympathetic villain in the MCU thus far. I was surprised that the movie decided to take the unfortunate implications that its premise had and decided to basically make the movie about that, something that could just as easily blow up in their faces if not handled correctly.

I will say that if you don’t like superhero movies, this one probably won’t change your mind. It still very predictably follows a three-act structure, and there’s really not any surprises along the way even within that framework. It has quite a few “that was clearly inserted later” type jokes the Disney movies are known for now, and while the side characters are a bit more well-developed than typical Marvel fare, they’re still pretty thin.

oh right i also saw justice league at some point and it was terrible

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:16:00 AM »
Yeah, the seals are pretty disappointing this time around, but Fortress Res is okay. The boots are also okay but not working under 100% means ranged enemies are still a pain, which is the main reason being locked to 1 space movement is so awful to begin with.

I did manage to beat Narcian with a team of only melee armors. It required me to put Wings of Mercy back on Black Knight for some shenanigans. Also if I didn't just happen to have an armor march available it wouldn't have worked either.

What was your strategy? I assume you had one unit facetank the first batch to aggro them, then retreated (using Armor March?) and had Black Knight jump in to protect the original bait from further harm. I'm just not quite sure in what order and who was your bait...

Would need to wait till next week to remember the exact steps, but I used BK+1, Effie+5, Sheena and Winter Robin. I imagine with a Free Eliwood being handed out he can be used somewhere in there too. I used Robin to bait the first attacks, with Sheena giving him Ward Armor, but I imagine any Lance Armor can work as long as you can avoid doubles from the Blue Cavalry. The important thing is to take out at least half of the Red Infantry life (unless you'll have a special charged by next enemy phase). Narcian should've also moved down.

Second turn Robin and Sheena move down two spaces, BK gets Hone Armor from Effie so he can bait Narcian and 2HKO him on enemy phase. Robin also kills the Red Infantry.

Third turn the Green and Bow Cavalries should be closing in so you move everyone out of the way except BK to bait them on enemy phase. BK Kills the Bow cavalry with Black Luna and the Green Cavalry by casting fist. BK should've taken basically no damage from Narcian so he can avoid Panic Ploy from the Green Cavalry.

After that is where WoM comes into play so everyone can stand right outside the range of the incoming Blue Cavalry and Bow Infantry. Next turn either kill the Blue Cavalry, or damage him while jamming up their movement so only one will attack you on enemy phase. After that it should be simple, but I did cut it pretty close so I don't know how much variation in stats the strategy allows.

Anyway after feeling good about solving that one, I got stuck again today on trying to beat Robin with Fliers. Don't think I can get out of this one without promoting my crappy Palla, and I think I'll hold on that since I have the whole year to try to get a Caeda who doesn't suck.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: February 13, 2018, 07:27:58 AM »
I would like to 5* a bigger variety of units, but I've spent the bulk of my feathers merging things and I still only have like one eighth of a merged armor team. I feel like I should start 5*ing some units without Prf weapons though, because I actually have nothing to really spend my pop rocks on but lots of units that would like their Prfs upgraded.

I'm having trouble choosing someone with the whole "giving Prfs to old units" precedence being set (most notably Infantry Lilina seems like someone who will get that treatment at some point). Plus anybody with a Blade/Raventome or a Gem weapon would need an extra 5* promoted so they can get a different weapon.

While I mull over that I did manage to beat Narcian with a team of only melee armors. It required me to put Wings of Mercy back on Black Knight for some shenanigans. Also if I didn't just happen to have an armor march available it wouldn't have worked either. At least today was a nice break since Navarre is a pushover.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:28:41 AM »
Well, since we're back to 40% bonus units being barred behind 5* exclusives I went ahead and wasted all the orbs I had saved up to this point trying for one. Got pity broke by Soleil at one point (+RES, -HP), which I guess isn't that bad since even though she's available at 4*, I now have a free Firesweep sword to give out. Got all the way down to my last orb before I pulled the seasonal Lilina (+RES, -DEF). Might've preferred Hector, but I guess he evades me even as a seasonal.

Didn't get much else, the game seems to really love giving me units available at 3* as my 4* pulls which is getting pretty annoying. Wouldn't mind so much if I was getting some Palla, Hinatas or Reposition farms but the game keeps giving me Gaius and Bartre. I did pull my first Oscar though, so there was that.

Anyway, since I have Klein, Ninian and Clarine as well, I can run a full bonus team again. Even though I said I wouldn't do it again, I actually placed top 1000 in the last mini TT as well, but in my defense I barely actually played it the second time around. I'm still sitting on 300 stamina potions after that so I might just keep doing it if only because it's not like there's anything else to do with the things (and there probably never will be so the game can stay newbie-friendly).

So far with the GHBs, I was able to complete all the quests for Lloyd, Michalis and Xander, but I've hit a snag today on trying to clear Narcian with Armors. It really seems like it's impossible without having at least one ranged armor (which are all seasonal because fuck you) or having distant counter slapped onto everyone, which is just as likely. One run I was able to get it down all to just one archer left over but with no way to heal all my units are worn down at the end. There's no hurry to complete these year-long quests but it's still pretty annoying they throw it at us when there hasn't been a new armor unit in the normal pool for a long while now, let alone a ranged one, and one who could drop to 4* is a pipe dream.

I've also cut it really close with my flier emblem team, which is easily my weakest team. I lack a good red flier or any ranged fliers and the lack of Palla or Caeda in my pulls isn't helping with the former. Only reason 4* Palla is serviceable for me is because nothing's running around with Cancel Affinity yet. With Narcian I spent a bunch of the time just abusing the mountain range and I imagine if you really wanted to you could put Renewal on everyone and just cheese it slowly. I just used it to isolate and kill units though.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: February 10, 2018, 03:14:12 AM »
I was able to clear all the missions for Lloyd myself. I think your armor emblem should be good enough for Lloyd because he's one of the easier GHBs. The armor team I used was basically identical to yours outside of having Christmas Robin instead of Zephiel. My flier emblem is kinda crappy overall but I have two really good units in Hinoka and Azura so they pretty much carried me through. Might have trouble on the harder GHBs though.

I'm short an almondboy myself, but I'm not in a hurry to get him given how many swords there are to use. The sweeping brave weapon is kind of a fun gimmick but I doubt that will place him above the stupidly broken swords like Ayra and Mia.

I'm expecting some kind of overhaul of the Voting Gauntlet when it comes around this time. It was nice to have a break from it for a while, and I don't think it was a coincidence it happened the same time they got our surveys. They probably got a lot of angry feedback about it. I do miss the free feathers and sacred coins it gave out though.

As for the 2 new hero banners, I'm relatively confident one of them will be Thracia, to go with that new GHB that runs alongside the return of Arvis. New Awakening characters is also possible since they actually haven't ever had a normal banner and I'm guess people really want Sumia or whatever.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:37:52 AM »
Movement banner gave me Bartre. I still haven't pulled one with +ATK.

It's nice to finally get a seasonal banner without a single Fateswakening character in sight, but I'm completely out of orbs (well, I have about 20 from the last few days, but not worth pulling with that obviously). Plus I'm not sure I'd pull on this banner even if I did have orbs. Well, Hector's being a manly man as usual, Lilina's cute as a button and it's nice to get Wada Sachiko as the artist for Lyn again (who doesn't do that thing Yamada Kotaro does in overemphasizing her boobs). Not quite seeing the relevance to Valentines or any other holiday of the month though. Was actually kinda hoping they'd do either a groom banner to balance out the brides banner from last year, or do something completely different and go for a Lunar New Year theme.

As units I'm just not interested in pulling for even more armors when the main reason I ever play it is for Arena score, and that's not going anywhere with limited availability units. Hector got powercreeped by himself, and even if they introduce the betterer Armads to the Refinery it'd probably not be worth getting because QR shenanigans is all Hector classic has left for him. Roy is pretty terrible with that speed stat but his stats are specialized enough to choose between a cookie cutter Brave Build or a Guard Bow build, and I'll take that lateral expansion over them introducing another Brave Lyn-esque nightmare. I'd say Lyn is the best unit of the banner, and Atk/Spd bond is probably a preferred skill on a ton of units.

The shiny new weapons for old units are great, although it does make me less motivated to invest in units I was interested in before like Lilina, because if they ever got some Prf from a patch, it's possible whatever build I give them immediately becomes obsolete. I'll probably swap the L&D2 and Hit and Run on my Hinoka for Fury/Desperation. At least Raven made it out okay though since he'll still run pretty much the exact same skills. He's pretty ridiculous now, after considering his new L&D effect he's the fastest unit in the game alongside Mia, but with basically half the amount of DEF and RES. Eggs-sacks has a new effect basically tailor made for people who already gave him distant counter, so I guess he goes back on the bench for me.

If I had a decent Caeda I'd probably start building one, but I guess I should first decide if I'm waiting for a +ATK or +SPD one because SPD overload actually has a use on her now. Kitty Paddle is still better for Felicia to do her best work but I think it might be more fun to let her do whatever gimmicky things her plate throwing can allow for and leave all your pet cats alone.

As for Falchions, I'm pretty happy that they were nice enough to redeem this +SPD Chrom I have. With the bond effect active I can get him to 36 SPD without any buffs which is a pretty good "avoiding doubles" speed tier, and Lucina appreciates the same effect for obvious reasons. Alm's is a pretty interesting effect to go with his native Windsweep skill. I'm slightly disappointed that Marth's new effect makes him even less impressive at combat compared to Lucina than before, but I guess it was better they came up with something unique instead of trying to make him compete there. Though I'm surprised none of the Falchions got a "ignore dragon buffs" effect on there somewhere.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: February 04, 2018, 05:36:26 AM »
I put 15 orbs into Hero Fest and came out with Nephenee (+HP, -DEF). Bad stats but at least that's the one unit from the banner I didn't already have.

I spent a bunch of stamina potions to get all the orbs in the monthly quests and the all the new maps that went up today, and dumped them all into the Legendary banner. I got up to 12% pity rate before the game decided to be generous. I got another Gunnthra with the exact same goddamn stats as my last one (+DEF, -SPD), another Summer Robin (+DEF, -HP), and (with apologies to Smash) a Legendary Ike (+HP, -ATK). Given that I have regular Ike with +SPD I doubt the Legendary one will see much use with those IVs. I can admire those biceps though I suppose.

Overall, this Legendary banner gave me bad stats everywhere and lots of repeat heroes. No idea what to do with the repeats too, because they're not even really good as skill fodder. Infantry Pulse from the second Xander I got will be kinda nice if I figure out a unit to use it on, Res Ploy's not really worth eating Gunnthra for, and Deft Harpoon kinda sucks.

Didn't do too hot with my 4* pulls either, though I did get a Cain after not seeing him for a while, and he'll be shortly consumed by one of my dancers. I also got enough pulls to make my first +10 unit, and it's actually not Shockjock Mctinyhands, but rather the little mage who could.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: February 01, 2018, 06:50:09 AM »
Looking forward to 2025 when we get Brave Lachesis as a rainbow-colored unit.

Personally I'm not big on the Heroes characters placing as high as they did because of how thin their characters are (especially Loki since we all know there's only one- well, two- reasons she's that high up), but to be fair I guess their characterizations are on par with like, Archanea characters at least. Plus they can pretty much go wild with what they do with CYL Veronica. I'm guessing she'll end up being colorless dagger or something since the others will probably slot in as Beloved Zofia Celica, Reginleif Ephraim on a horse, and Wolf Beil Hector.

Also Gonzales was one of the highest-scoring Binding Blade characters who isn't already in the game (and the highest-scoring Axe user just barely beating out Lot- well, unless you count Dieck), so fingers crossed we'll get his pretty face in the game when FE6 gets its turn. I'm hoping Lilina will be one of the units up next to get a retrofitted Prf weapon, alongside Seth and maybe a healer like Sakura or something.

Meanwhile the t_t's not too bad for me since I have a flood of bonus units to choose from- I had Axura, Gunnthra, Lancina to start with, pulled Summer Robin yesterday and got Marisa today. FTR -ATK on Gunnthra does not matter at all, especially with +SPD. I don't recommend feeding her a Bladetome if that's your plan because her base set makes her pretty much as powerful as any bladetome without the need of a support attaching themselves to her at all times.

So my bad luck came to an end, kinda, in the worst possible way- I pulled two copies of Summer Xander within 20 orbs. More Bonus Units, hurray? They're both -SPD which kinda sucks since his SPD would otherwise be kinda serviceable, but at least one has +ATK and the other has +DEF which are both nice on him. I really, really would've preferred more copies of Axura or Gunnthra if I had to get a Green unit from this banner, but I guess I have a copy of Infantry Pulse to give out if I ever want that.

I also pulled two 4* Felicias, one with -HP +SPD and one with -DEF +ATK, to compliment the -HP +RES one I already had. Just in time to give me lots of options when we see what her Prf actually does.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:24:55 AM »
The Feh Channel was total bullshit and we should all flood ISIS's inbox with how Feh deserves a makeup cake. Also it was actually pretty disappointingly short on new info.

Anyway I'll take other other Ike over getting an OC character who wasn't even introduced in the story until after the unit was added. Ideally they'd introduce OC characters and then add them as Legendaries or whatever, but they wanted to have their dumb blessing mechanic to catch whales.

I'm expecting a free Hector from the not-CYL, which I think everyone should be a-ok with even if they already have a copy of him because I doubt Distant Counter will ever drop to 4*.

As for pulls, apparently my bad luck is still going because I decided to try for a unit from the Sacred Stones banner before going into the Legendary banner, but it took me about 130 orbs before I got myself a L'Arachel with +HP -ATK. Pretty shitty IV but I guess it's not -SPD at least. I then put the other ~100 orbs I had into the Legendary banner and only came out with one 5*- Summer Robin, with -HP +RES which is...okay, I guess? Free 50 orbs tomorrow though so I can try for more disappointment.

At the very least I got a handful of interesting 4*s though. I got a -HP +SPD Lilina who I might consider leveling up (the only annoying thing is that I kinda want to give her Raourowl, but for whatever reason that tome is 5*-locked), as well as a -HP +SPD Jeorge. I also got new characters in both Athena and Sothe. I kinda wanted Athena's Wo Dao, but she came as +SPD -RES so I might just have to keep her. Sothe came as -ATK +SPD though so I might sacrifice him for his shiny Life and Death.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:28:25 AM »
I myself beat Lyon with an ultimate Voltron team of Fire Emblem Heroes cheese, by which I mean I used Reinhardt, Nino, Leon and a dancer. Only way to improve (worsen?) it is to have a good Bridal Cordelia in there instead of Leon, but alas, the one I have is -ATK. I tried using Nino + 3 Dancers before that (which works for the majority of the game) but there's a decent number of high-RES enemies in this one including Lyon himself, and even with a charged special Nino couldn't do her best on him.

As for Lyon himself, I don't think his DEF being lower than Sophia's is that big a deal because it's still higher than pretty much every other Red mage (well, except Henry but you don't want to be Henry) and standard Raven builds mean you'll give him skills to compensate for that anyway (plus I think it's better for Sophia to run +ATK than +DEF to secure KOs anyway so Lyon is basically just that). It just really sucks they gave him such a terrible base set. Drive RES is okay but not worth eating a copy of him for, and ATK/RES does compliment him but his stat spread screams triangle adept or distant defense- kinda wish they had given him the latter since they gave Close Defense to Joshua and all.

The weapon update is a pleasant surprise, though F to pay respect is necessary for any fans of these characters who fed them all kinds of weapons, particularly people who gave Kitty Paddle to Felicia. My Raven and Hinoka both still use their native Brave weapons since they already work really well with them, but I welcome giving them new life because both of them fall into the "really good, but are just outclassed" slot. In Hinoka's case Cordelia is basically just her with more speed, and Cherche can do most of what you want Raven to except while flying. Weird that Camilla's not included too, but she's doing pretty well in CYL and she already has like 3 seasonal variants so I guess that balances out somewhat.

Looking forward to the Eggs-sax and Falchion upgrades too. Surprised they didn't separate Chrom and Lucina's upgrades if they were going to separate them at all seeing as how they play completely differently. They should get around to doing the Binding Blade, Sieglinde and Askran starter upgrades before people riot though.

Sets an interesting precedent in any case, I've already said that I would like to see personal skills on every unit if possible if only to make sure every unit always has something unique to offer- hope they don't limit themselves to weapons though, since you still want the generic weapons to have a use.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: January 25, 2018, 04:51:53 AM »
I wouldn't feel bad about losing out on some chump change feather from not maintaining rank 20 all the time. It's only a bit over 1000 feathers or something, so you get an extra 4* promotion every month or whatever. Regardless it's the only real "meta" in the game at the moment, seeing if you can get a high arena rank. I decided against merging a bunch of Sheenas since I don't want the headache of playing melee armor emblem sans Distant counter, but I did gave my Reinhardt 2 more merges so he's at +8 now (Still neutral ATK so if I merge any more of him it'll have to wait for one of those). We'll see if that gives me the edge needed to get over rank 5000 again- I was like rank 5100 this reset so it probably all depends on the score ranges I roll.

Anyway, new banner...Myrrh looks stupidly broken because she has boosted BST on top of trainee bonus, making her BST close to armor levels. Plus Dragon Emblem is going to become even more ridiculous now. Nowi was already one of the biggest threats in Arena because of the variety of builds she can run and with Hone Dragons she can shoot up to like 45 speed or some shit. Good to see L'Arachel in the game but she seems to be just good but not game changing, so she's a prime candidate for demotion. To be honest I would prefer most units added to the game to get about this treatment rather than the insane power creep that started post Genealogy banner, but gacha's gonna gacha.

The unit I truly don't like as a precedent is this new Eirika though. I think a comment I read said it pretty well- "I like everything about this Eirika except for the fact that she exists". I like Eirika and the artwork is really nice, but it's kind of annoying that we got an alternate version of a popular character instead of the numerous characters they could've added from Sacred Stones. It creates a pretty bad precedent for people waiting for some C-list character to make it in. Also I feel like they kinda copped out with her stat/skill spread too, ensuring her place in the meta as another annoying unit we'll have to check- she's another horse unit with lopsided offensive spread complete with the perfect skills to go with it (Swift Sparrow/Desperation).

Lyon is Sophia with slightly less DEF but with a legendary Raventome. Decent enough, but Sophia's absurdly easy to merge up. Also sidenote- kinda weird how his art appears to just be normal Lyon rather than possessed Lyon since he's using Naglfar. Marisa gets no PRFs and she's a crappier Joshua, so I guess you can say they were faithful to the original game. She'll probably be a free Wo Dao!

Anyway I'll probably hold off on pulling until we get some details on the Legendary banner. Just gotta control myself for 2 days or whatever.

The episode of Star Trek Discovery this week really blew me away. Only wish it was longer because only when it was over did I realize it only ran about 35 minutes. I suppose it's a good thing that they have episodes only last as long as they need to on streaming services like this.

I had my gripes here and there with the first half of the season and I wasn't too keen on the promises of the second half from the first episode, but I really think the show has hit a stride and I can't wait to see where it goes.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: January 23, 2018, 10:35:26 AM »
Oh yeah, dunno how I forgot about Tobin/Clive. I mean, I guess there's always the possibility they'd just add certain Tempest units onto banners in the future, it wouldn't really be that different from how they add the seal rewards onto the Forge so they don't have to repeatedly introduce them.

Quests for CC/SA today but they're pretty easy, restricted to the early ones as far as I can tell (and even if it was the later ones, you can "solve" those two modes so if you've beaten it once before it's only a matter of figuring it out again). Kinda funny they're forcing everyone to clear the Lunatic mode for Chapter 1&2 though since that's a lot of peoples' favorite place to grind HM in between events. Personally I just go for the Training Tower since Grand Seals actually have a use now.

Anyway more looking forward to tomorrow's reset because we'll probably get info on the new character banner. Place your bets on who's going to show up.

As for CYL2 Electric Boogaloo, I think I'll be splitting my votes between Gonzales and Merlinus. I guess you can say they're throwaway votes but as far as I recall we haven't had a single new FE6 character since the game started outside of Zephiel, so I'm hoping I can up the chances of quasimodo making it in whenever it happens (Niime would be kinda cool too, how many cool witch grandmas do we have in the series?). Merlinus is probably just a meme vote, but I really wonder what they'd do if someone like him won.

So for any of you who ever even thought of getting to top 1k in TT- don't. This is probably the first and last time I'll actually aim for doing this. By the end I did maintain rank 500 or so but it was pretty annoying to stay there and my score was up to about 170k. My rank was dropping at a non-insignificant pace near the end too. A single stamina potion might make you jump several thousand ranks when you're down at rank 20000 or whatever, but by the time you make it to around the top 5k you climb slower and slower and by the end one potion might take you from rank 1500 or 1300 or something like that (I still have a stockpile of like 300 of the damn things though). More importantly if you want a safe bet at holding onto your rank you pretty much have to play up till the daily reset.

This reset I once again dropped below rank 5k on Arena Assault despite getting perfect wins still. I 5*'d a Sheena and I'm pondering if I should upgrade a bunch of her now to merge up to set my Arena score higher. There's not much else I can do to increase my score without magically pulling multiple copies of some good 5*. The best FTP choice for Arena scoring will probably remain Draug/Wendy or Effie/Sheena for the foreseeable future, and I already have one of that trio at 5*+5. It just that it continues to suck using melee armors without Distant Counter when horses run wild. All the buffs they keep giving to armors won't do shit for FTPs if they constantly wall it behind limited time 5* units or PRF weapons on 5* exclusives.

Also since I merged all my Effies it means my Sheena doesn't have access to Wary Fighter at the moment. Though I could make her eat a Zephiel maybe. Hate killing limited units though.

I caught yet more 80s movies in Dragonslayer and The Last Starfighter. Like a lot of similar movies that came out at this time, Dragonslayer's story and characters are basically disposable but the special effects and the dragon itself are just so damn cool to look at. One thing did happen near the end that was kinda surprising, and I imagine it traumatized any kids that watched it back in the 80s. The Last Starfighter wasn't quite as impressive since it's more of a time capsule looking at early use of CGI, but it did have a charm to it, although I wonder if it had come out today if the ending would've been criticized.

Also I watched Contact. It's one of those films I'd think I would've watched sooner given that I gravitate towards fantasy/scifi so much. Anyway I think I might have a new favorite as far as this kind of scifi movie goes. I certainly enjoyed it more than the more recent Interstellar or Arrival at least, and a large part is because the ending doesn't fall too far into the realm of ridiculous movie science. I suppose some might find the dialogue a bit too on the nose towards the end, but I prefer this sort of ending for a scifi movie over the more emotionally satisfying ones the other two aforementioned movies go for.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: January 20, 2018, 08:35:16 AM »
I'll be happy to be wrong, but I seriously doubt we'll see any rate adjusting anytime soon, especially not on the anniversary with 3 major banners dropping soon to drain our orbs (New SS probably, legendary, and probably-valentines for February event).

I was planning on saving for the legendary banner but I might once again get baited by new characters. Lyon for free will be nice (red tome I'm guessing, given Raigh's place). I'll agree the tt will probably give more Joshua since its probably a bad idea to set a precedent of more than one potential Tempest reward character per game unless they start running micro TTs or something. Good luck getting extra copies of whoever ends up being Thracia's TT character (bets are on Eyvel so she won't overlap Leif's red slot on the banner when it comes).

Anyway I'm confident we'll be getting L'arachel and Myrrh on the banner. Guessing the third will be Marisa or Cormag.

I somewhat hope the new CYL will remove previous winners myself, although that wouldn't stop us from having a chance at a 15th Event Camilla or whatever. Reinhardt and Bartre are our local memes now but I don't know if that can overcome regular old popularity.

Also I'm going a bit nuts with my Hero Merit grinding this tt since I have a full team of bonus units. I might actually make it into the top 1000 if I keep it up. Totally worth that extra 4* promotion.

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