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Good lord.  Is 6 years the longest a thread has lain fallow before getting necro'd?

IIRC, nope. That said, you aren't going to even be able to necro a thread older than 2009 thanks to the archive purge.

I hear the forum was all about sex and booze back then.

Then you heard wrong.
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Whomever you heard it from left out all the gratuitous violence and criminal enterprises that went down.

Those were dark times.

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Good lord.  Is 6 years the longest a thread has lain fallow before getting necro'd?

IIRC, nope. That said, you aren't going to even be able to necro a thread older than 2009 thanks to the archive purge.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: Yesterday at 12:49:54 PM »
Nevermind the Staff flood, the whale infested hellscape that is Arena tier 21 is going to sport even more Dancer bullshit on top of Daggers making bonus unit kills easier to set up.

My feelings towards Fortress creep is that the original Fortress skills sucked hard outside of some very narrow applications/builds that relied upon tanking/alternative damage/specials. Unfortunately, I'm not looking forward to Abyssal spamming new Fortress reinforcements that bulldoze anybody not running stupid, resource heavy builds. (Edit: Also helps that Fortress Def/Res is a tier two offshoot (much like the Drive Skills are to Spurs/Goads) and thus is our second tier 4 skill.)

As for the characters themselves (Edit: Now with stats):

Loki being playable now is just another page in this poorly written Candy Crush saga.

Kliff desperately needs Bonfire/Ignis/Iceberg/Glacies to make use of his beefy defensive stats (good fucking lord, wtf is this shit? At least he's fast I guess). Although Sagittae looks like it'll be hard to get the best effect out of. Meanwhile poor Odin just got powercrept back into the hole he just crawled out of.

His alterego/alt Owain really wants to show you his moves (also literally male Ayra (or female going by ye olde GBA stat difference of Atk/Res emphasis)).

Aversa is the first unit I've seen to really want HP as anybody with <3 HP to her and is standing next to somebody eats a 3 point debuff across the board on top of Panic. Her Res is pretty shabby though.


As for what the haps for me right now, I've backburnered the hell out of +_+ due to GCN (at least I had made peace with the fact that I'm not even going to try for the 6k feather tier this time). Unfortunately, after a strong initial start, my GCN team has completely capsized and there's little left for me to expect out of them (we're currently down to the base and one other area; its why I hate being on team Alfonse). And of course the whales have finally caught on to the wonders of ranking high in participation (so I've got little motivation to even compete for that this time; doesn't help that the minimum for rank 3 this time is 170000~ish versus last month's 150000~ish). My pulling luck has improved slightly though with a 4 star Silas pull (+Res/-HP, might as well be Neutral; at least I didn't waste 160 Orbs trying to pull for him and getting disappoint). But overall, I'm kinda losing interest as well since all the content has been demanding more time and effort than I'm willing to put into it. I didn't even make it back into Arena tier 20 this week just because of the demands are feeling too high.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 21, 2018, 11:19:57 PM »
So apparently, the solution to having to pick the four CYL2 runner ups for Far-Fetched 2 while one of them is a Beaststone user, was to only pick three.

Fucking rofl.

That being said, we're still getting Selkie Aversa through the upcoming GHeB, and in the end, is that not what really matters?

Also they powercrept Fortress Def/Res. Now if they could actually make it affordable to non-whales so that normal people can have a better chance at running Relay Defense maps without having to run to online F2P strategies.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:32:40 AM »
Ack! Pitybroken by Hardin on a 5.0 multiplier no less (I don't think I even got any decent fodder from my pulls FE: I got two Nannas and a Libra in the 162 Orbs between Spoopy Myrrh and Hardies). At least he's +Res/-HP for maximum Brick Shithouse.

As for this month's +_+, these stages kinda suck for the most part. Fortunately, Spoopy Myrrh alone is such a goddamn sack of stats that she can basically guarantee autobattle wins (barring massive AI stupidity). Unfortunately, she's too immobile for Lunatic 7 and a bad setup/positioning can turn an A/A run into an A/C run easily (especially since Spoopy Henry runs roughshod over my buff heavy B-Team).

As for Book 3, I don't care too much about the story, just so long as they stay away from all the Fire & Ice terrain.

As for Tappa! Battles, I was actually kind of impressed in regards to the detail they've been putting into the mode (mostly as in-jokes imported from the main series), but then I got to the last twenty floors and all that went out of the window (couldn't spring for Doors to Destiny, could they).

I haven't bothered with the Abyssal GHeBs yet. Mostly because I don't care.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:18:53 AM »
Double posting because it seems that everyone's still trying to get their computers back online from Micheal savage ravage.

DQXI: Finished up in the Volcano by steamrolling an incredibly easy boss. Probably should've held off on filling the Beastiary until after the following dungeon as I've kinda gained +10 levels in between this plot beat and the previous one in the process. The Lesser/No Exp Draconian Challenge does nothing.

PW1: Finished this over the weekend. That's two games down. Four games plus two spinoffs to go (eventually...; maybe).

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea 1 or Disgaea 5
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:56:49 PM »
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:53:00 AM »
Dragon Quest XI: Took awhile to open up the second casino, but then I realized that the first boss can be Dazzled and the second boss was targeting the rear of my party. By simply reversing the parlarity, I'd not only avoid losing my squishies but I even had a better chance at stonewalling the boss's physical attacks which also cut down the need for healing and Kabuffing (and it seemed that his Giga Magic Drain favors the back of the lineup over the front; that or I just got stupidly lucky that run). After that, it was a relatively painless win (admittedly, remembering to outfit my party with Magic Waters helped tremendously as well).

Then I proceeded to clean out said casino, sidequest and all.

Also got myself one of these.
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PW1: Halfway through case 5 and yeah, I knew ahead of time just how unliked this DS port case was, and now I can see why. It just goes on forever even though the big mystery at the center of the case is pretty fucking obvious less than halfway into it. In addition, its also got clue bloat and feature creep further bogging things down while the investigation parts are so badly laid out that navigating it is a slog.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:14:56 AM »
Now I'm not saying that the VG being a time consuming random crapshoot isn't a problem, but slashing the rounds down from 45 hours apiece to 20 hours would do a lot to help (as well as getting rid of the 'fight in the arena 10 times' flags).

The same could be said about the GCN as well. You could easily reduce the mode down to half of its current length as well as reduce the amount of points needed for rank 25 in half and not an hour of sleep would be lost over the change.

Its basically what they did with Tempest Trials and that's still been their single most universally positive change they've made to their modes thus far.


Also, I failed to mention this, but Dorcas is getting a seasonal alt for the next +_+ (where he will be Smashin' Pumpkins).

Edit: Specifically while dressed as a shirtless Minotaur Armor. He's also powercreeped the Atk stat with 41 as a goddamn base.

The rest of the update deets include:
-The refines of which Vidofnir gains +7 Def and Res on EP against Swords/Lances/Axes and now Dragonstones with the unique refine providing +4 Atk/Spd when within two squares of Infantry or Armor allies, Nidhogg is generally unchanged, but its unique refine gains the ability to attack Tomes and Dragonstones without reprisal, and Lon'qu got a sharper sword with LaD 3 as his unique.
-The GHeB Abyssal rewards are more golden accessories (one of which includes a Rubber Ducky) with Narcian's out now.
-+_+'s new seals are Spd/Def, Darting Stance and Brazen Atk/Res (Shigure's breathing a sigh of relief for now and Celica just got a Seal that's practically perfect on her).
-The rest of the Fall Armor Banner (and Sky Miall)'s stats include the following: Horkas' monstrous 41 Atk, Hyrrh with a predictable 179 BST and min maxed for maximum +non-Spd/-Spd stats (and because she's a seasonal her Breath is likely forgeable), Hiles with shittacular Def/Res for an Armor, slowass Hagero (still hits like a truck and is built like one too), and Sky Mall is in desperate need of Wrathful Staff.

Editle: Spoopy banner II is out and after 115 Orbs, I managed to get away with Myrrhder (sadly a +Spd/-Def Myrrhder; at least the Supers balance each other out and that her BST is so insane to begin with that its not a terribly huge performance impact). Admittedly, I actually got her on my sixth pull. The rest were for trying for the other ones and only managing a 4 star Libra and a mess of fodder.

Kaedit: New calendar is out and uhh, we've got two new banners over the next month with no sign of Book 3 starting. I'm betting a Paralogue and Far-Fetched 2. The good news is that the next Legendary banner is a bit further out from the next spread of Gout Cream (though still under the next Vined Grapes), so that we won't end up with last month's nonsense of no free-time for two weeks straight.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:54:40 PM »
First off, I want to throttle whoever it was who had the bright idea to stack GCN, VG and the Legend Maps all in the same goddamn two week span. There isn't enough time to go through all three of these in just two weeks.

Second, good fucking god I can't believe just how fucking miserable this VG has been. I basically checked the ever fucking out of the last 40 hours simply because there's been absolutely no reason to even bother even picking a side. Both GCN and VG modes need to be significantly shorter than they are, because they are both far bigger time sinks than either have any right to be.

Third. What even IS this fucking banner!? Armored Maid Kagero? Blue Bow Armor Niles? FLYING STAFFBOT MIA!?! Also, have our fucking Red Dragon Armor 180 BST.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 07, 2018, 05:34:23 PM »
Taking a bit of a reprieve from getting my butt kicked in the Casino in DQ11 to play some Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Currently on Case 3.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:56:07 AM »
Well fuck. I'm not going to get Tiki Abyssal done this time around. There was just too much going on this last week what with the onslaught of Garbage Modes (fuck whichever dev thought it was a good idea to stack these alongside the Legendary maps), RL, and DQXI all competing for my time. It was also hella expensive in the SI department since I just didn't have the time to actually work out a winning solution to Tiki Infernal on my own (I got close with a team of Micaiah, Genny, Dancer Olivia and Axzura, but inevitably I'd run afoul of that stupid Dragon, the Green Mage that Miccy just straight up dies to or that Dagger nobody could fight). At least I managed Hector Abyssal on my own and relatively cheaply too (it mostly consisted of finishing up my Elise project).

If there's a bright spot, I didn't need to make any sacrificial 5 star merges this time around, so my 20k+ Feathers from Gross Cumdumpster remain safely in the bank for future reference. Also, the repeat of F!Grima this month gives me hope that they'll eventually go the way of the GHeB and get reran at a later date.

As for Vomit Gulper, I'm on team Last Dad Standing to hopefully do a better job of Feather mercing than with Niles (because fucking hell, the lengths these people are willing to go to for a lousy win, with team Nina denying themselves two 7.x multipliers just to spite team Niles). At least if Arvis goes, I've still got Lilina (but I'll probably wish I were on the other team as they're pretty much guaranteed to win at this point).

Meanwhile, lol at the Ishtar and Reinhardt BHeB banner. Seems that Ishtar's got the F!Corrin foot problem, except with her right hand, instead of her left foot.

And yeah, I've since recalled that on top of Vidofnir not playing nicely with Tana's stats, but that we now have 3.5 different other weapons that essentially do the same thing as Vidofnir, except are also inheritable (with one only requiring an Uncommon unit) and forgable. Also yeah, Lonq's problem wasn't his shitty stat spread (which is shitty indeed as HP and Spd alone do not a good unit make) as it was his garbage SI value (Vantage is only useful in fringe cases or with significant EP investment).

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:33:31 PM »
Another swell place to request a screenshot is the fight with Skeletor in the throne room of a ruined castle. That was almost Murdaw levels of awesome set piece boss fights (it just needed better music and maybe be a little less heavy handed on the clones). You could transplant it into a Fighting Game and it'd be right at home.

Although I can fully understand why you wouldn't want to post it.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 01, 2018, 11:09:38 AM »
DQXI: Wrapping things up before cashing in those Orbs. Because I'm running Draconian Quest though its taking awhile to make sure I've collected as much as I can before finishing things up here. On the upside, while I have been mulling about, I was indeed crazy/persistent enough to polish off the Crossbow Sidequest. The Happy Hat is much appreciated.

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