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466  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: August 27, 2008, 03:54:15 AM
Watched about half the first season of code geass. Though I don't dislike them I can't say I really give a damn about any of the characters except for a mild liking of Lelouch(Edit: After watching more and getting some backstory I like Suzaku), but it tells a interesting enough suikoden II with mechs story.

 And speaking of mechs, the gurens
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radiation arm is badass.
467  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: August 17, 2008, 10:32:17 PM
Watched 6 episodes of Slayers Revolution. Can't say I was fond of the sixth filler episode(Fillers fine for a show like slayers, but it just wasn't that good a ep. Though I will give them credit for having a dog in a wizard hat), but on the whole really liked it. Same old slayers. Which could be a bad thing if it hadn't been ten years, but it has so that saves it from stagnating.
468  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: August 11, 2008, 10:54:43 PM
Watched Gurren Lagann. Started out fun, then I got worried that they

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Killed off Kamina waay to soon(Like The Untouchables. You whack Sean Connery and, hey, now you have to do the rest of the movie without Sean Connery), but no. After a short Simon emo break the show just got better and better as it went on. Great ride.


 And holy crap I just found out a new season of Slayers snuck up on me. Time to get back to some of my anime roots.
469  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: July 14, 2008, 12:31:08 PM
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Parser data disagrees with you, sir. Are you seriously suggesting that rare/valuable equipment has no effect on a character's performance and only exists for ego masturbation?


I'm saying the damage is so minor it doesn't even matter. Some stats DO matter. But a lot of it is just for show. It basically boils down to enough accuracy to hit, haste and whether you have a bard or not. And things that go beyond stats like dune boots and multi attack swords(But these aren't something you can buy).

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The rest of your post aside, because I do agree with it, Warrior sub on thief hardly "increases" your damage on Thief. If you're using haste gear, which 90% for thief is rare/ex making price irrelevant, the damage you get from Triple Attack merits proccing on two hands at once vastly outweighs anything /WAR would ever give you.


I found it to mean a lot on anything that actually had defense. Damage just plummets as a thief if you don't have berserk to break through. Squishies it added less. And squishies you can pull hate on so /nin regardless.
470  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: July 14, 2008, 02:40:39 AM
Quote from: "Leyviur"
The real world economy has gone to shit and people are whining over money in a game. Fantastic. Real great priorities!

It's great to see people caring about what really matters in this world, gil buying!


That's dodging the subject with a unrelated issue :P

Still, though I never have, I don't blame anyone for doing it. The elitists demand it, obsessed when stats when most stats hardly even do anything. Like how a thief 'sucks' without leaping boots. Do you know what leaping boots do? Leaping boots don't do a damn thing. You won't see your damage go up with them. You'll just see a bigger number in the stat menu.  But you need them. Because the elitists demand them. And everyone's a elitist, because that attitude spreads(And I wasn't immune to it either).

Meanwhile if you sub warrior instead of ninja and actually increase your damage, even when you don't need shadows, people will give you crap for using the 'wrong' sub.
471  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: July 10, 2008, 09:39:06 PM
I started watching one piece again and I'm liking it. I stopped years ago because it got a little TOO weird with Chopper and hairy trannies who fight with ballerina techniques. Now I actually like Chopper and ballerina trannies are still annoying, but slightly more bearable.

 I think somewhere along the line Japan lowered my standards :P
472  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: July 09, 2008, 12:33:03 AM
Be sure to get spybot search and destroy or something to make sure you don't have any keyloggers so they can't just take the account again after you get it back. Wasn't a issue when I left, but I'd since heard RMT started using them for FFXI like they do for that other mmo. Getting the firefox browser with the noscript addon helps to stop you from getting new ones as well.

Edit-Oh, and update your Flash player. Older versions have vulnerabilities and you could get a keylogger from a flash ad banner or such without even clicking on it. Pretty big deal a few months ago with sites like allakazham having them.
473  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: June 28, 2008, 01:40:23 PM
That screen made me look up glory crown. All the pain that cat puts you through and it doesn't do anything :P
474  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: May 01, 2008, 01:41:41 PM
I read Blade of the Immortal. Incredible for quite awhile. Then it kills itself by running into a brick wall of bad pacing with merely a 'ok' story that goes on far, far longer than it has a right to.
475  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 31, 2008, 08:26:30 PM
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I wouldn't say "the definition of broken" really, BLMs and BLUs have been doing that for years.


I remember going up on that 40 cap floating island in tavnazia and soloing those hippogriffs that parties always say to stay the hell away from on blu. I think I took on some dragons up there too. Scary, but awesome fights.

Job even had me level a whm sub. That's how good it was :P
476  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 13, 2008, 05:00:18 PM
Curiosity getting the best of me and checking details on KI I have to vote retaliation the most badass ability with no point whatsoever. A huge tanking damage/hate increase..to a job that can't take a hit :P
477  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 23, 2008, 05:11:47 AM
I am Legend. I loved it. I'm not sure how it came to pass, but Will Smith can act and totally sold it for me. And..

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While you know full well what's going to happen to the dog before the movie even starts, it still made me want to cry like a girl.
478  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 19, 2007, 03:11:22 AM
For the halloween event I loved the witch hat thing. It looked better on my mithra than 95% of the real helmets.

 Though any nostalgia of my cat running around town in stylish hats goes away with that valkurm emperor screen and how it kinda represents the whole game. Ok, not ALL the nostaligia goes away, but that's what soundtracks are for.
479  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Greatest line in an RPG ever! on: June 16, 2007, 11:04:11 AM
Quote from: "Tridius"
This is pathetic! You sound like chapters from a self help booklet


I didn't think it was all that great a line...but I swear it's truer than ever these days.
480  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Replaying RPGs? on: March 02, 2007, 07:29:59 AM
Back when I was a kid I'd play FF2/4 over and over. Two things were different back then though. For one, not many rpgs came out. And if one did I probably wouldn't be getting my hands on it until christmas. If I were lucky blockbuster might have one, but their selection was downright terrible back then. Not that it's particularly great now(Uh..no DS section? I could kinda see that honestly, but then they carry psp games?), but it's like a goldmine compared to what it used to be.

 For another, when you're younger you're more creative. I'd just be running from point A to B on the world map for the fifth and in my head I might imagine something like say, a conversation between Yang and Cecil. Being that I'm now 29 instead of 13 I won't just be able to satisfy myself with content that I just made up in my head.

 Almost no RPG that comes out is designed with replay in mind and a new average rpg will be more fun than replaying a great RPG. There's newgame+ type things pretty often, but these actually turn me off more than want me to play again. Putting me at the start of the game at level 99 isn't going to be fun for me. In fact it's going to be incredibly boring.

 A game needs forks in the plot and character customization to make me want to replay the game now. Things like the sphere grid or liscence board touch on the character customization, but get it wrong in that you eventually get everything. A fork in the road should lead to a choice that leads to vastly different characters. What you do instead is just go down both roads and the customization becomes trivial. Not too many games have that seiken densetsu 3 'play me again, but in a different way' thing going for them.
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