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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 11:03:21 AM »
I repeatedly tell myself "don't use high grade painkillers like vicodin or oxycodone, they make you sick" and I try so hard not to, but every once in a while a pain hits me waaaayyyyy to hard and I cave and use one....and I ALWAYS regret the massive bout of nausea I deal with after...

Riding on 8 hours now, still feel like I wanna puke.
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The Soundroom / Re: Holiday music thread (tis the season)
« Last post by Frostillicus on Today at 10:57:44 AM »
I enjoy holiday music, but mostly in instrumental form.

I feel that Vince Guaraldi’s "A Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack always deserves a shout out whenever holiday music is mentioned. I play it several times each holiday season.
His rendition of O Tennenbaum is almost instantly recognizable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fh133ZO1AE

Trans Siberian Orchestra, with it's progressive metal touch, has put out some pretty good Christmas albums over the last 20 years.
I think the most popular track of theirs is "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw0-nhQeqbc

Also, if you’re down with chip tunes, 8-bit Jesus is pretty good stuff.
http://www.doctoroctoroc.com/8-bit-jesus/

"A Toolbox Christmas" deserves an honorable mention. Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like, and it's great.
Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkwsS6Ty4mc
Jingle Bells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naGvEfwmkbY
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Aeolus on Today at 10:28:08 AM »
I feel that once again, Jugdral got screwed over by the years of never getting mentioned by Smash. Getting an Echoes style remake would likely do more for that setting than what SoV did for Gaiden.

As for Heroes content, they really need to do another t_t. The first one was really good, especially the part where you didn't have to be a fucking whale or really lucky to have a decent score. At least I don't feel as bad about dragging my heels in regards to some of the current content, but I'm still not looking forward to The Squad Assault/Chain Challenge Purgatory.
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The Soundroom / Re: Favorite Albums of 2017
« Last post by Frostillicus on Today at 10:26:59 AM »
^ Can't say I'm surprised by your assessment of the album. I haven't actually heard any of it yet, but I did watch some early live performances of the group some months ago on Youtube. "Underwhelming" would be an understatement. I didn't even watch a whole song, it was so ...uninteresting. It's like they are mainly doing it because they can. Not because they actually give so much of a crap.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Frostillicus on Today at 10:18:14 AM »
I don't care enough about Star Trek to have a real opinion. I like Tarentino though and the last two Star Trek movies were some of the worst films I've seen, so it can only go up for me.
^ Pretty much this.

Tarantino does come across as an egotistical douche, but he is definitely not a hack.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Starmongoose on Today at 10:12:19 AM »
I don't care enough about Star Trek to have a real opinion. I like Tarentino though and the last two Star Trek movies were some of the worst films I've seen, so it can only go up for me.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on Today at 10:09:52 AM »
I'm sure there's a reason Tarantino's films are popular, but I certainly don't know what it could be.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Rucks on Today at 09:36:06 AM »
Tarrantino is NOT a hack.  But for the love of Zeus don't let him anywhere near Star Trek.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon
« Last post by Hathen on Today at 09:25:39 AM »
Double post, but it's been a month so why not, and I assume anybody who was going to get the game probably already has it.

Even though I wasn't terribly interested in it, I got Ultra Moon basically for free after my brother bought a two-pack. I'm a big enough cheapo to appreciate a free game, that's for sure.

Played the game a bit over the last few weeks it's been out, and I finished the game's main story. This time I decided to go with a Frankenstein's monster of a team which is different from my usual OCD method of only using Pokemon new to the gen. Endgame team was Ninetales-A, Dhelmise, Volcarona, Mantine, Magnezone and Tyrantrum. Volcarona ended up being way more overleveled than the other team members because I wanted it to evolve before I finished the game, which it did literally at the doorsteps of the Pokemon League. Wasn't sure what they were thinking when they made it evolve at level 59 until it started killing everything.

MVP of the playthrough was the Magnemite line though, it was available early and was just consistently useful. Disappointment of the playthrough was once again the Ice type. I even went and bred Snow Warning, Freeze-Dry and Moonblast on the thing but it was mainly useful for looking really pretty, which it does quite well. It did eat a couple Dragon/Flying/Dark types at the end though so it did something at least.

Some general thoughts on the game:

The Good
-Expanded Pokedex and Move Tutors are per usual third version content gating tactics
-They fixed some of the annoying things about using Poke-Pelago
-Mina's trial was a nice prelude to the Pokemon League
-They didn't need to do it, but Victory Road is actually a dungeon this time
-The new minigames are actually kinda fun, but they do get old pretty quick

The Bad
-When they marketed the game as having "twice the story", what they really meant was that they added a couple lines and made a few pretty hallway areas (I'd probably enjoy a whole game set in Ultra Megalopolis to be honest). The story changes even derail Lusamine's character somewhat. The story's like 90% the same really.
-No new Alolan Forms
-Personally I'm kinda disappointed they only remixed the normal battle and normal trainer of the battle themes

The Irritating
-Roto-Loto is just a crappier and less wieldy version of O-Powers
-Rotomdex never shuts up while having text scroll annoyingly slowly (this is probably the most worst thing in the whole game, let me use the minimap already)

Also I changed the title of the thread. A new Pokemon comes out almost every year so might as well just have a dedicated thread to it I figure.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Hathen on Today at 09:05:52 AM »
Annoying to miss out on every single victory feather, but more annoying to see Tharja win again.

Whatever the case it doesn't seem like there's going to be a lot going on until the end of the month. A few maps here and there which are just elaborate ways to give us free orbs pretty much. Well, so far the ones today seem decently challenging at least. After I do these I'll have pretty much nothing to spend stamina on at this point. I promoted another Nino to 5* so I could have another unit to level up. This one's +SPD -DEF as opposed to the -HP one I already had, and I'll probably keep the new one because those 3 points of HP will probably allow her to just barely survive Reinhardt.
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