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3946  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 30, 2011, 07:41:44 PM
People only hate grinding where it is required due to a steep rise in difficulty and brings your game to a halt until you walk around the immediate area getting whatever you need for hours. Having the right type-advantage is 90% of what you need in Pokemon and isn't necessary to progress in Pokemon as random encounters and the trainer battles along with way will level you up as necessary. Plus it's really easy.

Type advantage isn't everything in Pokemon though. Some pokes are stated to be terrible damage dealers and some pokes only have weak moves that cover their supposed type and/or are not geared to mesh with primary damage stat of the poke. Case in point in Sneasel/Weevil where you have a lightning fast bruiser with high physical attack and only one terrible physical Ice move available to it since most Ice moves are special based even TMing it a good Ice move wont help it much against a tank weak to that type.
3947  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogame "Would you rather...?" on: October 30, 2011, 04:13:36 AM
#1 You never know when pockets of holding would come in handy.

1) Either be able to customize your stats

OR

2) Your appearance

1) stats




Have to play through mega man 2 in real life

or

mario 3 in real life




#1 Since you can dick yourself over in both games with the wall laser boss of MM2 and the select trap of SMB3 I'd take the shorter game.


1) Either have Navi follow you shouting "Hey! Listen!" and such

OR

2) Carry Baby Mario on your back and have all the gameplay aspects related to said task to worry about
3948  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogame "Would you rather...?" on: October 29, 2011, 03:11:35 PM
#1 You never know when pockets of holding would come in handy.

1) Either be able to customize your stats

OR

2) Your appearance

Is manlength a stat or appearance?

Appearance. Same with breast size.

Though constitution and charisma are stats and fortitude and will power are based on constitution and wisdom plus without strength too much manlength result in an encumbrance penalty. Intelligence might net you a few more skill points to dump into the seduce and sex skills but it's really a dump stat since both of those are charisma and dexterity based skills and you can get enough skill points at level up anyway that you can still improve your proficiency if you forgo everything else (I guess the extra skill points could be dumped into the escape artist and rope tying if that's your thing).
3949  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A statistics question on: October 29, 2011, 07:49:02 AM
Either 33 and 1/3% or 12.5% depending on whether the correct answer is either of the other two numbers or one of the copies respectfully.

But that only considers if there's one correct answer of the four. Otherwise there can be anywhere from 2-4 correct answers or no correct answers at all which presents an additional 12 possibilities with either a 20% chance (none of the above as an unlisted or imaginary option E), a 16 and 2/3s% chance (if it's a combination of any two non imaginary choices), a 25% chance (if it's a combination of any three non imaginary choices), or a 100% choice (since all non imaginary choices must be taken anyways) and for the sake of the argument (and not having the options and probability spiral out into infinity) are all considered imaginary numbers like the ones in the paragraph above.

The tl;dr is that all the choices are bald face, dirty liars and that you've either have a 33.33ect% chance, a 25% chance, a 12.5% chance, or a 0% chance to get it right (which effectively equals a 25% chance).

Er...no.  This is completely wrong.  Well, you're right that the question doesn't have a right answer, but certainly not for the reasons you gave.  If this was a free response section of a test I was grading you would get 0 points.

The question is ill-formed.  The answer to the question depends on the answer to the question.  It is certainly fun to think about, though.  We can at least test the logical consistency of each possible answer.

Is it 25%?  Well, there are two out of four responses that say 25% so the odds of that are 50%.  It fails.

Is it 50%?  There is one out of four responses that says 50% so the odds of that are 25%.  It too fails.

There is a reason I changed C) from the original.  This version is much more fun.  In the original one might be tempted to conclude that the chance is 0% since none of the other choices work.  Now 0% is a choice!  But there's a 25% chance of choosing it, meaning it isn't logically consistent either...

Of course, if you think the 'true' answer is anything not on the list then the odds of selecting it become 0% and that's on the list, so that doesn't work...


Just for fun, here is a variation:

If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance that you will be correct?

A) 25%
B) 50%
C) 100%
D) 50%

Same principle, of course, but now you have multiple 'correct' choices...


Except that what you just said has absolutely nothing to do with what I said past the fact that we're looking at the same problem. What I said completely disregards what the question says because the question is a dirty liar. The point is that the question is no longer about the mathematics posited by the question but the fact that the question has only four viable answers with a degree of uncertainty stored therein.

You have four choices A, B, C, & D; two of which are labeled identically but exist in different points and basically possess the clone conundrum where clones are not identical once they cease to share the same memories, the same building blocks, and the same points in space and time (and I REALLY don't want to go into this clusterfuck). Then it's a matter of the uncertainty of whether the question expects you to take one of the 25%s, both 25%s, one of the other choices, or neither as the question is pulling a Kobeyashi Maru on you leaving an undefined choice E.

The tl;dr is that trying to solve the posed question is bullshit since it's one of those illogical questions used to fry robot processors; thus you're left with either one of two possibilities for half of the possible answers being correct, both possibilities for half of the possible answers being correct, one of the two remaining possibilities being correct, or having no correct solution at all.
3950  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogame "Would you rather...?" on: October 29, 2011, 07:13:59 AM
#1 You never know when pockets of holding would come in handy.

1) Either be able to customize your stats

OR

2) Your appearance
3951  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A statistics question on: October 28, 2011, 07:01:20 PM
Either 33 and 1/3% or 12.5% depending on whether the correct answer is either of the other two numbers or one of the copies respectfully.

But that only considers if there's one correct answer of the four. Otherwise there can be anywhere from 2-4 correct answers or no correct answers at all which presents an additional 12 possibilities with either a 20% chance (none of the above as an unlisted or imaginary option E), a 16 and 2/3s% chance (if it's a combination of any two non imaginary choices), a 25% chance (if it's a combination of any three non imaginary choices), or a 100% choice (since all non imaginary choices must be taken anyways) and for the sake of the argument (and not having the options and probability spiral out into infinity) are all considered imaginary numbers like the ones in the paragraph above.

The tl;dr is that all the choices are bald face, dirty liars and that you've either have a 33.33ect% chance, a 25% chance, a 12.5% chance, or a 0% chance to get it right (which effectively equals a 25% chance).
3952  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogame "Would you rather...?" on: October 28, 2011, 04:10:30 PM
#2. Prototype QED.

1) Having to wear the exact same outfit that never wears out and never gets changed or dirty wherever you go no matter how ridiculous or impractical it may be to the situation at hand.

OR

2) Having to wear a ridiculously mismatched outfit that's either a full plate mail with 75 pounds of shoulder pads, spikes, and a helmet and can only comfortably fit Arnie or 5 pounds of chainmail bikini, thigh high boots, and shoulder pads and can only comfortably fit a well endowed supermodel like those on The Man Show.

Optional

3) Neither of the above but your clothes disintegrate in fanservicey ways at even a well aimed sneeze. No gender discrimination and applies to even fat and/or ugly people.
3953  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 28, 2011, 03:07:07 PM
Also wrt DQIV. I loved the game once I got to chapter 5 but that damn translation. On the one hand, Ragnar's Scots was actually really well done and accurate for the most part. On the other hand, they cut party chat, and that... damn... fake Russian bullshit.

And this is why I opted to skip the DS version (well that and I had just tracked down and played through the NES version; plus I assumed that the added bonus content would be of the same quality as other Squeenix rerelease additions and thus totally not worth it).
3954  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: October 28, 2011, 02:31:40 PM
Literally everything about this game looks like an improvement except the monsters-as-party-members thing. I fear being stuck using Noel and Serah all game with no option for anybody else.

I won't mind it too much if they give you an incredibly useful slime knight that's viable til the endgame. Then it won't matter which monster of the week I shove in my wagon since I'll have something reliable and not prone to the whims of the plot or are colossal dicks and duck out of everything they can like Citan.


Additionally those chocobo are ugly as sin, and I refuse to believe that Sazh's Frocobo will end up looking like them.
3955  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SRW OGSaga: Masou Kishin 2 on: October 28, 2011, 02:20:44 PM
head jus exploded brain matter everywhere.

in b4 not masaki speculation.

edit time!
http://www.famitsu.com/news/201110/27052558.html


DS/PSP comparison

I'll admit it; it does look a bit better than the DS version.


That said, I'm also a bit curious as to what they're going to do with MK2 gameplaywise since it's not just a remake of an incredibly dated SRW game.
3956  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: October 27, 2011, 02:24:42 AM


DOOONNNTTT! WAAANNNNTTT! TO DIIIIEEE!
3957  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 27, 2011, 02:18:38 AM
Yeah, I got the boat so time for exploring! Thanks again Mesh

And if all else fails, visit the casino. I don't know if they changed the item selection or not from the NES version but if they didn't, grabbing a few Metal King Shields is a pretty good idea as well (although not nearly as spectacularly breakable as it was in V where you can outfit your MC and a common Slime Knight with the second most powerful weapon in the game statistically speaking).

Additionally if you have the Falcon Knife Earrings give them over to Alena stat. The Fire Claws can't even compete with Alena's raw Strength stat x2 and the FKEs even add a little to that. And then there's the x2 crit chance with her even more insane Luck stat gives her like a one in two chance to crit on every hit. She's a fucking beast at late game levels (unless they nerfed her from the NES version).
3958  Media / Single-Player RPGs / SRW OGSaga: Masou Kishin 2 on: October 26, 2011, 12:49:30 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/10/25/super-robot-taisen-og-saga-masou-kishin-ii-coming-to-psp/

Why do I keep making threads for games that have a snowball's chance in hell of making it outside of Japan? At least it comes with a rekejiggered port of the DS remake of The Lord of Elemental if anybody gives a fuck.
3959  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What are your favorite innovations in RPGs? on: October 24, 2011, 09:09:11 PM
For me some of the "nice" innovations were:

 Some rpgs allow you to reread sections of dialogue. Sometimes you accidentally hit the wrong button at the wrong time.. and basically lose an important part of the text.. and than you realize that you saved a couple of hours ago.... which leads me directly to another useful innovation..

 Autosave.. sure if you like playing the older shin megami tensei games and for example the prof. layton games.. you will get used to saving fairly frequently... but in some other games you may easily forget about saving because either the game is too easy and you don't think that you migtht actually lose or you are just consumed by the atmosphere.. and don't think about saving.

 Encyclopedia/Bestiary.. it is in fact not that important... but I actually do like to look at some descriptions every now and then.. and i also like to have some sort of info about my items and my enemies.

Side quests... this is actually a fairly "old innovation" however it has yet to be perfected. Many developers still think that it is enjoyable to just stop before the final dungeon.. and maybe go pick some flowers for a while... or run the whole way back just to deliver some letters.... and yet I would still prefer it for an rpg to have additional content..



This reminds me of Radiant Historia's cutscene skipping. Also a dialog fast-forward option is also appreciated.

Additionally the one good thing to come from Shadow Dragon (aside from basically letting you take whomever and whatever you wanted through the game without repercussion) was the option to completely skip enemy phases.
3960  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 24, 2011, 12:51:16 PM
WOW, guess I must be under-leveled or else the difficulty spike in Dragon Quest IV got suddenly really huge! The Marquis just stomped the shit out of my whole party....

If I remember correctly that's the guy in Alena's former castle in chapter 5 right? In that case you're probably better off waiting a bit before tackling him.
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