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2356  The Rest / General Discussions / Tell me something... on: February 12, 2008, 12:17:52 PM
ive been in a slow downward spiral for quite some time now. my emotional and mental health is lacking these days. videogames provide such potent escapism that i dont alow my self to think on it,and ive been unemployed for a good year. the overt feminism i display is in fact born of my desire to not want to seem weak compared to my male counterparts,and because i have such a competative nature i want to be better than them. i sometimes feel like ET in that atari game where you fall in the hole and cant get out. people have thrown me ropes but i was content and didnt pull myself outnow those ropes are slowly disapearing.

it feels good to get that out of my system. i only hope soon i can begin to pull myself out.
2357  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: January 28, 2008, 12:41:40 PM
Quote from: "Shiguma"
A short summary of the wholesome goodness that is Einherjar:

Exhibit A: Einherjar, like Dynamis, features *massive hordes* of enemies.

That PLD, who has incredible gear and full merits, flashed one of the Dark Elementals, which resulted in *ten* of them swarming him as the BRDs tried to sleep them.  He lived for, oh... five seconds?  But his sacrifice was not in vain, for the elementals were successfully slept!

At this point, the BLM leader called out a time, and the 8 BLMs began simultaneously casting Thundaga III.  The plan was to Thundaga III > Horde Lullaby > Firaga III > Horde Lullaby > Thundaga III, then they would be dead.  Frankly, I'm not entirely sure what happened, but hey, let's move on to...

Exhibit B: {Death}ga, another feature of the cavernous hell known as Einherjar.

There it is, your standard "Einherjar wipe!" screenshot.  We raised, rested up, and actually did a damn good job finishing off the rest of the elementals and 4 of the 6 Tainted Fleshes before running out of time.  Didn't make it to the boss fight, haha.

All-in-all, considering that 75% of the shell's members had never done Einherjar before, I think it was a great attempt.  We shall return next Monday for another opportunity at losing exp, gil, and our sanity!

looks like you coulda used some monks with formless strikes >_>
2358  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Suikoden VI on: January 28, 2008, 12:39:51 PM
i hope they can do something to spice up combat. i cant really explain it but the combat in suikoden V seemed boring compared to suikoden 4. maybe the graphical quality had something to do with it.
2359  Media / Single-Player RPGs / where does this sterotype come from? on: January 28, 2008, 12:31:41 PM
maybe its just the enviroment i was raised in(2 girls,5 boys,and the women run the show in my family.) but when i think of power i think of women. ive always liked confident and strong women like Aelia and Hrist from the VP series. even though she was strong physically Avril from WA5 annoyed me a lot.
2360  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst Hero & Villain on: January 14, 2008, 11:06:49 AM
haha how could i forget the worst hero ever just because he sucks! its Roy from fire emblem. unlike his smash bros appearence hes one of the worst characters in the game but you have to use him. he is by far the worst hero in any srpg i've played. hes like eirika except not awesome.
2361  Media / Single-Player RPGs / where does this sterotype come from? on: January 14, 2008, 10:24:38 AM
as you know many rpg's use a sterotype where female = caster/healer and the males are melee tanks. but where does this come from? the 3 earliest console rpg's i can think of are final fantasy, dragon warrior, and phantasy star. dragon warrior only has a male character. final fantasy lets you choose your classes but i dont recall if it even had a playable female character,and it most definately DID NOT come from phantasy star because well Alys was just awesome and lutz is the mage throughout the series.
2362  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst Hero & Villain on: January 14, 2008, 10:18:22 AM
baffles me why so many people hate squall especially since i've known so many men like him in the real world. hi see your best friend there she would fuck you in a heartbeat all you have to do is ask! but instead you fall for the next pretty face you see! *facepalm* maybe you hate him because you are just like him and dont want to admit it!!!!

the worst hero ever is clear the main character in dragon warrior 1! i kinda disliked the main character in suikoden 4 as well. also any timid female character voiced by michelle ruff makes me want to kill someone. rukia is fine but that voice made me want to strangle sophia and alicia.
2363  Media / Single-Player RPGs / favorite hero and boss from any game on: January 14, 2008, 09:56:09 AM
this thread got me to thinking. why are feamle main villians like non existant? the only one in recent memory i can think of is edea/ultimicia. you could possibly also count Freya in VP2 and maybe Ahly/Hrist before she joins you.

edit:guess ill add in some more heros i liked.

sure she annoyed me at times but i annoy people too. plus you've got that Shion X Kos Mos subtext going on through the whole series.
2364  Media / Single-Player RPGs / favorite hero and boss from any game on: January 09, 2008, 11:22:34 AM
this hard for for me because its usually not the hero i like but the supporting cast or a character(s) that is the hero's support pillar(s). though despite not finishing FF6(i lost interest when kefka torched the planet) i really identified with Terra so i guess that make she my favorite. when she said can a human or esper love i knew exactly what she was thinking since im biracial black/white
2365  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Best secondary characters... on: January 09, 2008, 09:13:24 AM
can think of much since i woke up so mine is short for now.

Raquel WA4
Rebecca WA5
2366  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPGs with multiple protagonists/points of view on: January 04, 2008, 02:26:12 AM
i hated the multiple viewpoints in suikoden 3 because i became attached to chris then had to play as someone else but it was interesting.

er i know im a huge srt fangirl but theres also super robot taisen original generation for gba with different paths for ryusei and kyosuke. but the two different paths dont directly interact until about halfway through the game. theres also front mission 4
2367  The Rest / General Discussions / POLITICS: I like Ron Paul on: December 31, 2007, 12:05:37 AM
i dont really know much about him. but its unlikely id ever vote republican since most of them are against gay rights or have religous backing.
2368  Media / Single-Player RPGs / tales of symphonia 2 trailer on: December 28, 2007, 07:02:13 PM

looks like the graphics are in the style of TotA and the results arent very good loooking =/
2369  Media / Single-Player RPGs / new FFXIII trailer on: December 26, 2007, 02:55:00 PM
some parts of it you've seen before but some of the footage is new and it looks awesome. glad i own a ps3 ive been getting sick of friends presuring me to get a 360...anyways...

edit: embed didnt work so i added a link instead. oh and lightning is a hottie!

2370  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: December 26, 2007, 02:49:30 AM
not really asuran fists hasn't aged well. i in fact sometimes prefer howling fist over asuran since howling fist and dragon kick were buffed.
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