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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: Yesterday at 06:27:06 PM »
Been playing Gundam Versus. I'm enjoying myself, but I'm honestly not that good. XP Mostly just passing time at this point while I wait for Chaos;Child to show up. I though it was supposed to come today, but apparently I was misreading the Fedex tracking, so it might not make it till Monday.

pre-ordered .hack. Currently debating what game to start next: FF12, restart FF15, .hack, Trails 2, or metroid 2 DS. It will probably be .hack which I was thinking of saving until college football season ended however I'll have XBC 2, Ni No Kuni and maybe a Cold Steel game for that.
I vote go for .hack! Trails 2 is probably a close second, but while I love Trails, I love .hack even more!

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: Yesterday at 06:17:06 PM »
Definitely a dick move on IS's part. Introducing a really popular powercreeped new hero on a banner mixed with old heroes, one of whom can pity break her, a week after another banner she would've fit just fine on (all the while another limited-time banner with 4 really good dancers is running too). Personally I'd discourage rewarding such a dick move with more of your money, but whales gonna whale I guess. For my part I would've aimed for Sigurd over Ayra if they were on the same banner so I guess that's good for me?
Let's be honest here, had they done a banner with both Ayra and Sigurd on it, I would have whaled until one of them was +10. Splitting them up at least saves me from that horrible impulse. XD

Oh and my Ayra ended up being +Atk/-HP. Not sure whether that is her best stats or second best after +Spd/-HP. Either way I am content.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: Yesterday at 06:14:02 PM »
I came here to complain about the fact that my attempt to get properly fitting clothes is somehow forcing my posture to correct itself. And while that is something I have been trying to do fro a while, it freaking hurts. What the heck did I just walk into? It has only been 10 hours since I was last here, I am so confused. O.o

Also, coffee sucks.
Well at least there is some sanity in here.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: Yesterday at 06:38:11 AM »
IS is being mean again. Ayra shares a banner with two oldies: Eldigan and Lachesis. So she's probably the fourth and final 5* 1,4x bonus unit.
*looks at Ayra and looks at wallet* Alright IS, you are on. >.>

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 16, 2017, 05:20:07 PM »
So, am I the only one who has all 4 of his wisdom teeth still in?
I had all four of mine removed when I was 14 or something like that. Two of them were coming in straight, but they wanted to remove them as well to keep my top and bottom teeth even. While they were at it, they removed four other teeth because I had braces at the time because of overcrowding. Apparently I have a small mouth and thus have 8 less teeth than you?

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 16, 2017, 05:16:19 PM »
So I managed to pull all three of the new characters. I ended up with:
Sigurd: +Spd, -Res, Normally this would be acceptable, but I'm not sure if that works with his anti-mage role
Deirdre: +HP, -Res, Really? On a Res tank?
Tailtiu: Neutral

Ayra is a fucking monster and completely blows other speedy swords out of the water, even if she didn't have her unique speed-based special. Arvis is disappointingly not an armored mage as expected since he's his Gen 1 incarnation, but damn that's some really nice art and he basically has Renewal 4 if I'm not mistaken.
Oh Ayra stats came out? Fun let's see what she got. A unique weapon that gives her a speed based Heavy Blade...not exactly what I predicted but close enough. And a unique version of Astra (that will probably be shared with Shannon and her kids whenever they get in). I am glad that they did justice to the Sword Goddess. I'm now curious as to what Balmung will do since it going to have to match Ayra's Blade to prove its worth.

And I think Arvis is something of a combination of his Gen 1 and Gen 2 incarnations as his title is "Emperor of Flame" and he doesn't become emperor till Gen 2 (well the time skip). I strongly suspect we are never going to get armored Arvis :(

No real thoughts on Arden.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 14, 2017, 07:16:24 PM »
Welp, been 2 days since the wisdom teeth removal. Skipped getting knocked out, and only had 2 wisdom teeth to remove anyway, so local anesthesia was fine. Took about am hour and a half from my arrival to get it done, pay the bill, and get out. Hell I walked 4 blocks to meet up with my old man to go home. First day after the anesthesia wore off was the worst, buy it was BARELY what I would call pain. Yesterday I was eating normally (albeit carefully). Today or tomorrow, I'm hitting up wendy's for a baconator...I feel I deserve one!

I also saves upwards of 2,000 dollars based on my initial price estimates since I skipped the sedation amd only had 2 teeth to pull out. Hooray!
So if you only needed two removed...what happened to the other two?

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: October 14, 2017, 08:24:09 AM »
So Dies Irae episode 1...I like it better than episode 0. They hit everything that I think they should have hit from the section they covered. I'm really not sure how parsable it will be for someone who doesn't know the series though. I think it should be, but I'm not really able to separate myself from my knowledge of the VN enough to say for sure.

I suppose I'll just have to wait to see what Kevadu thought.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 14, 2017, 08:17:11 AM »

I'm betting that the rumors thus far are correct and that Arvis will be the GHeB reward (its been awhile since we've had a new one of these), in spite of the fact that Battle of Belhalla would be better as a T_T capstone stage versus a GHeB stage (Genoa would be the better GHeB, especially given the lack of buildup compared to The Battle of Belhalla Quookout which T_T seems to do better; goddamn if they got the track that plays during the Gen 1 Battle Records sequence for that stage, I'd take off Auto-Battle and put the Animations back on). Additionally, I kinda doubt they'd make Arvis a Mage Armor yet due to the fact that he isn't one until Gen 2 (which would make more sense for a potential GHeBtender).
So if this rumor is true, would that make Ayra the Tempest Trial reward then? I guess that is is consistent with some of the earlier Tempest Trials, but I kind of liked facing BK at the end of the last one and also having him as the reward. Although either way it feels weird to hide the most popular FE4 female behind limited time events. You would think they would try to nickle and dime the FE4 fans as much as they do everyone else.

Also I feel like they might give Arvis his Gen 2 class because I view it as his more icon class, it is a fairly unique class (I think FE4 and maybe FE5 are the only games with mage armors? and the others that I recall are less iconic enemies unlikely to get units for a LONG time), and I don't know if they would really want to make two versions of a villain from a single game when so far the only characters with multiple versions are because of seasonal events (or CYOL).

Also, it occurs to me that the next T_T will probably have Eldigan as the fourth 1.4xer over Seliph because of course I don't have him (and would once again lock the 1.4x multiplier to those lucky enough to pull from the banner successfully or got that one Rare unit; plus it means that Julia, the T_T unit and Seliph and Lachesis would be the only available 1.2xes).
If the Tempest Trial focuses on Gen 1, then yeah Eldigan would be more likely for 1.4xer over Seliph (with potentially a future Tempest Trial for Gen 2). Although I would not rule out the possibility of Lachesis as the fourth 1.4 multiplier since she is a Gen 1 character and is a party member unlike her brother.

Also also, belated, but I too am surprised that Tailtiu was chosen over Quan, Lewyn, Lex, Azelle, Brigid, Ethlyn or Arden. Although, I suppose that Tailtiu being the third most popular Gen 1 Genealogy female helped a lot (losing to both Ayra and Lachesis who are both in at this point). Plus, she's kind of an odd maid out given that Quan, Ethlyn and a FE4 Finn could get their own Banner as could Lewyn, Erinys and Silvia. Also would like to see Lex, Azelle and Midir get a Banner as well just for the sake of bolstering some of the less well represented Heroes unit types like Axe Cavalry, Red Tome Cavalry and Bow Cavalry.
I was going to question you including Arden in that list, but I just looked it up and he was third in CYOL poll...What? I am so confused by this. O.o

Also Claude should be included in the hypothetical Silvia banner...mostly because I want to see how they would handle a legendary staff.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 13, 2017, 09:35:29 PM »
I really hope Ayra is good since she is my favorite FE4 character. I remember thinking a while back that she could have a spd based version of Ike's Heavy Blade ability to make her an efficient Astra user, although she would probably need some other ability to be relevant. I feel like a Pursuit skill that gives her 4 attacks would probably be the most appropriate to her in game build (since we can't have dodge tanks), but I would not be opposed to some version of Nihil.

Random thought, when we eventually get to the FE4 Gen 1 Tempest Trial, I'm betting we'll get Arvis (so we can finally have our mage armor).

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 13, 2017, 06:04:25 AM »
Finally, it seems the rumors were true: Sigurd is here, and holy shit did they make the wait worth it, because is he overpowered as fuck. Even if he ends up with an embarrassingly bad stat spread his unique skills alone will make him worth using. Dierdre comes with an amazing base kit and a beefed up Naga as well. Tune in next Monday to see if my good fortune the last few weeks comes back to bite me on this banner.

The final unit is a surprise addition of Tailtiu. She'll probably be pretty good like most bladetomes (especially considering the one we already have), but her non-unique skills put her as a candidate for downgrade to 4* post-banner. Of her two skills, Drive SPD would be way nicer to have at 4* than ATK/RES+2- which is probably why we'll be getting the latter.

I also spy Ayra on the map at the end of that trailer, so I'm guessing either GHB or perhaps the next Tempest?
*gets his wallet ready* I am so looking forward to wrecking things with Sigurd. Dierdre should be good, and I'm glad that we are getting Tailtiu as she was one of my favorite gen-1 characters.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII
« on: October 12, 2017, 09:20:29 PM »
That's 2. I don't recall 1 having any critical bug.
...okay after looking into this, I was apparently mixing up Kanade and Raki in my memories, which I consider to be totally reasonable as they look fairly similar and both are optional bosses.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:21:59 PM »

AT2 text overflow on the optional boss crashing the game.
Never got fixed.

You either have to abuse a bug to win that fight in one turn or play on an emulator because someone released a fix for the rom.
I thought that was Ar Tonelico 1? At least I recall there being an optional boss crash in Ar Tonelico 1 which was introduced in the English version.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:19:42 PM »
So I just watched Dies Irae episode 0. I am so torn on this. So on one hand, this was a horrible spot for them to start from. Having an episode dedicated to this plot is not a bad idea...but it should have been in the middle of the series rather than at the beginning. Too many characters introduced at once, and too many spoilers given due to the fact that this story was not meant to come first. But at the same time, I'm actually impressed with how well they managed to condense the side story down to get all the important beats. There were a lot of details changed, but nothing too important (although not including Ruskalla's freakout was disappointing). I am more optimistic for the rest of the series being able to condense the important parts well. Less optimistic about the fights though.
Objectively look at this episode from a view point of a person who knew nothing about Dies Irae, and tell me how they can't think it was anything other then confusing garbage.  They cliff noted the episode in a way that  almost  all of the context was lost.  The episode left a very bad impression and is not well received anywhere.
And I think a lot of that problem could have been fixed by putting it mid way into the season rather than right at the start as a lot of the stuff should get explained in later episodes. Maybe once we get to episode 1, it will turn out I am completely wrong and the abridging they have to do will make it completely impossible to parse. *shrug*

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:20:24 PM »
So I just watched Dies Irae episode 0. I am so torn on this. So on one hand, this was a horrible spot for them to start from. Having an episode dedicated to this plot is not a bad idea...but it should have been in the middle of the series rather than at the beginning. Too many characters introduced at once, and too many spoilers given due to the fact that this story was not meant to come first. But at the same time, I'm actually impressed with how well they managed to condense the side story down to get all the important beats. There were a lot of details changed, but nothing too important (although not including Ruskalla's freakout was disappointing). I am more optimistic for the rest of the series being able to condense the important parts well. Less optimistic about the fights though.

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