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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Hathen on Today at 05:34:29 AM »
Found the Feh Channel pretty disappointing myself. Awakening banner was somewhat expected given all the other things going on atm, but the other annoucements are what made it worse. More Whalebait changes to events, underwhelming refines for the Askrs, and a new event that sounds like a snoozefest (I'll reserve my judgment for a bit though). TT unit reruns is nice, although a bit disappointed I can't +1 my Tobin/get a free Armorsmasher+ inherit. Free BK merge though (at this rate it'll still be like 15 years before we can +10 any of these units though).

Awakening Banner: Expected but still kinda boring, because all the characters they decided on are really...safe choices. Cool that we're getting all these new inheritable weapons though. Olivia's appeal is limited to me since I already have lots of dancers, but they went for SI bait too since Bracing Stance is terrible on her but would be loved by a ton of mix tank units. Sumia continues our trend of stupid speed power creeping by being faster than like half the swordmasters in the game, combined with a base skillset that's utterly unsynergistic with that- looking forward to Reprisal Lance Effies and such though. Maribelle is our new best staffbot and surprisingly it looks like Colorless won't be our demote for once with 5 slots in her base set and one of them being the ever-broken Dazzling Staff. Libra's our frontrunner for Demotion and he looks great for SI. Wo Gun (an utterly baffling name because Gun means Club/Staff but the sprite is of an axe anyway) was inevitable, and hopefully Spur ATK/RES as his 4* skill which I can think of a ton of uses for. That aside I really like his even statline- broken armors aside only Camilla really has a similar spread.

All that being said, I took my free colorless roll and got 3* Felicia. Hooray. New story chapters introduced Hrid though, who doesn't look anything like I'd imagined he would. I figured they'd either go for a twinky prettyboy which fits the rest of the family, but he's generic g rizzled good-looking dude which I guess was the next choice. He's also holding a sword so everyone automatically stopped caring about getting him as a unit.

Askr Trio: The base refine for Folkvangr is really great and Alfonse can become a really strong bruiser with it thanks to Ares being available, but TA is a lazy effect to stick on there IMO. He'll almost certainly be better off with an ATK or DEF refine (gets him 2 extra HP too). Anna's refine has limited use but it fits thematically so I'll give it a pass. Fensalir probably has the best refine all-around. Overall they're okay effects but they feel kinda underwhelming considering how long it took for them to come along, and you'd think they'd want to fix the fact they can't be merged somehow alongside introducing them.

Arena changes: There's really nothing I can say that wouldn't be painfully obvious. It sounds like crowns are nothing but bragging points though so I'll give them that at least.

GC: Making it harder for your team to get completely curbstomped is a good change I suppose, team ranks seem really unnecessary though. I guess the point is to encourage people to be active and spend lances each round instead of just at the end. Whatever- think of it as free feathers we wouldn't have gotten otherwise and it's not that bad.

Forging Bonds: Not sure how to feel about this one. On the one hand, more actual dialogue in the game sounds like the type of change we need, but the stream was kinda vague as to how it works. Really hope we don't need to actually own said units to unlock the conversations, and if they don't use the opportunity for some cross-game conversations it'll be totally pointless. Don't like that they're making accessories part of it either, I would've really rather those things just be stuck as a fluff customization thing instead of yet another equipment menu I have to constantly shuffle around to get my squad ready for play.

The big problem really, is that gameplay-wise it looks like a complete snooze- we're playing through the same maps, again-again. The game's been really stale gameplay-wise for a while now, and all the "look at all these free orbs we're giving you" that takes up so much time in their announcements has been becoming more and more transparent.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Tomara on Today at 04:42:42 AM »
As long as I still get max orbs from Arena every week, I'm okay with the changes. In fact, this encouragement to use bonus units works out rather well for me, because I have this tendency to build whatever seems fun/interesting.

The Grand Conquest addition doesn't seem so bad to me either. It's just another opportunity to earn some more feathers.

As for all the other stuff:
- A whole bunch of free summons! Yay!
- Orbs, orbs and more orbs.
- Tempest Trials units making a comeback! And not all of them are Marth! Nice!
- The grindy new support seems like it could be okay.
- The orbs from the new chapter brought home Summer Leo. That's all I wanted.

Speaking of Summer Leo, guess how low it took me to get one. Seven pity breakers. All of them arguably better than the unit I wanted. Luck is strange sometimes. In any case, a certain ship has set sail for a tropical island!
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The Soundroom / Legend of Mana: Diddle's Organ Basscappella
« Last post by ghaladen on Today at 03:04:22 AM »
Here's the one I released this week, the "Diddle's Organ" from Legend of Mana. Full version is here, and naked (no synth) version will be up soon. Enjoy


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In your "full" version, I hear no guitar at all

In the original version, there isn't any guitar. Exhibit A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx6L5b-ACVk. Perhaps my ears just aren't hearing it.

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and your "naked" version sounded rather muddled.

I'll work on that. Still new to mixing in Garageband

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Not to put too fine a point on it, but how about you start out by posting about what RPGs you enjoy, and what you're playing right now, or what kind of music you listen to (we've got threads for that), and maybe leave off posting links to your youtube channel for a bit.  Starting off your forum career by asking for subscriptions seems like bad faith.

Meh, I guess I disagree. I simply made something, and wanted to share it, nothing more. I don't see it as any different than someone putting some fanart they drew up on deviantart. Plus it costs nothing to subscribe. So we'll leave it at that, and I appreciate your feedback. I'm playing Octopath Traveler at the moment, if it matters :)
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Greganox on Yesterday at 08:56:57 PM »
^ He's basically one of the characters I haven't paired up yet so I might give him a try. Great analysis. Also charge on Lana doesn't sound too good since she's a frail cleric.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Aeolus on Yesterday at 12:13:14 PM »
Started another playthrough of Ratchet & Clank Up Your Arsenal. A few more planets and I'm done. Love this game.

After many years I've given Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War another go. Got a bunch of game overs when Jamka's adept, charge and critical combo (via killer bow) activated constantly against Sigurd. Currently on chapter 2. Got lucky in the battle with Elliot's squad and all the knights protecting Raquesis are alive.  Thinking of making Noishe a father this playthrough as I've heard a lot of praise for him from the FE Facebook group I'm in.

Naoise could very much be described as 'you could do worse'. He doesn't fit into any of the optimal pairings, but he's a good runner up for some of them and workable for most of the others. His own optimal pairing is with Ayra (who's isn't?), but Erinys and Brigid are good runner ups since both can provide at least one of their children with Pursuit Follow-Up, and Lachesis, Silvia and Tailtiu are probably his last chance at leaving at least one decent offspring. Edain is his worst pairing since Lana does not want to be saddled with Charge, and Lester would rather have the actual Killer Bow than wait until Chapter 8 for a discount version.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Greganox on Yesterday at 12:16:45 AM »
Started another playthrough of Ratchet & Clank Up Your Arsenal. A few more planets and I'm done. Love this game.

After many years I've given Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War another go. Got a bunch of game overs when Jamka's adept, charge and critical combo (via killer bow) activated constantly against Sigurd. Currently on chapter 2. Got lucky in the battle with Elliot's squad and all the knights protecting Raquesis are alive.  Thinking of making Noishe a father this playthrough as I've heard a lot of praise for him from the FE Facebook group I'm in.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Der Jermeister on July 18, 2018, 10:44:12 PM »
I beat Breath of the Wild. Thought it was good, but not great.

At the Anger Gate in Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D, grinding and breeding.

Still waiting for Kingdom Hearts Union X's next story quests.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Octopath Traveler
« Last post by Aeolus on July 18, 2018, 09:34:09 PM »
Olberic is the GOAT. This dude fucking decimates everything. I'm about to make everyone else a warrior so they can pale in comparison to the greatness of the unbending blade....except Prim. She's too lovely.

Olberic with Hunter subclass is fucking amazing. He and Cyrus got me through Tressa's Chapter 3 despite only being half way through the Chapter 2s.

Meanwhile progress has been progressing as now I have Olberic's Chapter 2 and Tressa's Chapter 3 done.

The orders of events are as follows:

Cyrus > Primrose > Tressa > H'aanit > Ophilia > Boss > Alfyn > Therion

No double-ups for Olberic's C2, but you do have to back out from the dialogue box asking if you're ready to advance to the arena to trigger Tressa's.

Ophilia > Therion > H'aanit > Olberic = Cyrus > Boss > Primrose = Alfyn

At least Alfyn's probably one of your best allies for the boss of the chapter, given his ability to cure status effects en masse.


Things of interest:

Dancing can turn fodder into Caits and Cultured Caits.

Granport should be renamed to Phat Loot Port.

Dancer's Retaliate ability can activate on each hit of a multi-hit attack.

:vibratingTressaMotherofCommunism.gif:

Tier 1 Hire is amazing for buffing the party's Physical Defense.

Properly outfitted Ophilia is a motherfucking wall.

Likewise the SP restore on her nigh bottomless SP pool results in effectively unlimited SP for her.

Alfyn makes for a great Warrior.

Same for Primrose as a Scholar.

You can fast travel simply by opening up the World Map and selecting the town you want to go to (provided the usual visitation corollary).
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Octopath Traveler
« Last post by MonCapitan2002 on July 18, 2018, 08:47:27 PM »
I am waiting for it to be released on either the PS4 or PC.  I won't be buying a Switch just for this game no matter how appealing it is.

It's a Nintendo-published game so you'll be waiting a long time
Damn.  I thought Square Enix published the game.  I guess that means I'll have to wait until the next hardware revision of the Switch.
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