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2626  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Blizzard nerfed blood elf females :( on: November 19, 2006, 03:34:28 PM

I have a feeling once the expansion comes out, whining will be at an all-time high on the forums.  A lot of change happening.
2627  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Blizzard nerfed blood elf females :( on: November 19, 2006, 01:57:04 PM
Quote from: "Daggerstrike"
Edit:Seriously..I just opened the "old" and the "new" and switched back and forth between then, but i see no difference. People need to stop whining. This is the reason I don't go to the WoW forums.

QFT.  The WoW forums make me lose faith in humanity every time I read it.

I don't really see a difference either.  Are you talking about the way they look when they stand?  If so who cares.
2628  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Yoshi's Island 2 DS on: November 16, 2006, 12:08:17 PM
From what Gfaq users are saying, it seems to be more of a dead spot where as you can't see what's there.

It's retarded, but I think I'm going to pick up this game anyway.  I don't think I'm going to be a completionist with it considering how many other games I have to play on the ps2 at the moment.  The deadzone issue hopefully shouldn't matter much if I'm not searching for that 100% every level.
2629  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / MMO economy and RMT question. on: November 15, 2006, 05:05:52 PM
Quote from: "Gearhead"
n WoW, it used to be that you would see high level items on the AH for large sums of money, but these days the highest levels of inflation are in the mid and upper 20s, where the 'twink league' PvP circuit is.  Items aren't going for 1000g, but they're going for easily a hundred percent markup over what they should be going for.

Heh.  On that note, I've seen a Furor's go for 80g at the height of the gold market boom.
2630  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Yoshi's Island 2 DS on: November 15, 2006, 03:28:30 PM
Did anyone pick up this title?

I have no clue when it came out, but I was sitting on my couch today playing NSMB and it hit me that this game was supposed to come out sometime around now.  Lone and behold, it's out.

Impressions anyone?  I'm thinking of just picking it up myself.  I already have enough on my Christmas list.
2631  The Rest / General Discussions / Hilarious WoW Video on: November 14, 2006, 05:30:18 PM
The fact that everytime someone dies, he gets stronger/heals makes it even better.

Too bad blizzard changed it so the chance of anything like this (even on a smaller degree, like a burning steepes dragon) ever happening again is non-existant..
2632  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Spiderman 3 Trailer on: November 13, 2006, 12:12:46 PM
I'm confused.

Venom is spiderman?  I don't know the spiderman story and the person I used to ask is gone so I'm clueless.

All I know comes from the MvC 2 game where Venom was huge compared to Spiderman.
2633  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFIII comparison on: November 09, 2006, 09:26:41 AM
Quote from: "GeekyDad"
I'm only commenting from what I've learned thus far in my own reading about the game, having not played the Japanese DS version etc. But from what I understand, the characters have been given more backstory and personality. Also, there's been some balance changes to the various jobs, so as to encourage players to use more than just the Sage & Ninja classes by the end of the game. Of course, the music has gotten a make-over as well.

I think in the end though, we're supposed to get the overall basic experience of the original Japanese FFIII.

to add a bit more about the job system:  it's more balanced and user friendly i guess you could say.  All jobs should be a fairly viable option to use at any point in the game.  I guess on the NES version some of the jobs sucked royally and some were too strong making it moot to play anything else.
2634  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Opinions about Children of Mana? on: November 08, 2006, 09:54:56 AM
Quote from: "Eusis"
I think all of us could look past it better had it had online playability: Seriously, who here wouldn't at least like to give it a go or two online?

I would absolutely buy it if it had some form of Wi-fi ability.  One of my best friends for about 7-8 years growing up is always 3 hours away at school.  I always used to game with him and I'd love to be able to do that again.  He was even talking about us playing the game together but it's just not possible without any wi-fi connection.  I am pretty disappointed.  Hell even the new Pokemon DS has better wi-fi capabilities than this game.
2635  The Rest / General Discussions / Elections on: November 08, 2006, 09:41:03 AM
Quote from: "Dade"
Yes...that was a close election...BUT....it was also a record turnout for votes. Yeah everyone should vote if they are capable, but in all honesty....if you dont have the time or energy to read up on the issues and the like...then you SHOULDN'T vote.

I agree 100 fucking percent.

Take my roommate for example.  "My dad's a democrat, so I just vote democrat straight down the line."

It pisses me off.  I have nothing against any party, but that kind of voting is ridiculous and to be frank, I'd almost rather people like that not vote.
2636  The Rest / General Discussions / Help Deg get his degree! - Quick MMO questionnaire on: November 06, 2006, 02:43:40 PM
Name (if you don’t mind providing it):  Wes
Online/Screen Name:  Akanbe / AIM name is in profile
Age: 22
Location:  Pennsylvania
Profession:  student.

1. What MMORPG’s do you play?  World of Warcraft

2. When did you first start playing MMO’s? 2004.

3. How many hours would you estimate that you’ve spent playing on MMO’s?   500-700 total

4. On average, how many hours per week do you spend playing MMO’s?  10-15

5. Do you think playing MMO’s has altered your ‘real’ life, be it a positive or negative change?  The only negative thing that happened was that I spent less time studying.  My grades may have taken a small hit, but not a big one.  My social life didn't change all that much because when I first realized I picked to play an online game over real life friends, I removed myself from that [game] situation.

6. What are your views on real money changing hands for items inside the games, for example, someone selling their high-levelled character on eBay?  It'll always be there.  Someone can always profit off a lazy person.  I don't think it's an ethical way to play, but it's their money. (kinda reminds me of micro transactions)

7. Do you think that playing for as many hours as some people do is unhealthy?  Yes.  Not only is it unhealthy physically but socially as well (socially, it depends on the person imo).  Communicating via a PC is very different than real life communication.  I also remember on a specific WoW realm forum post about a college guy trying to get to Grand Marshal PvP rank.  He made a .jpeg file which showed two things: his character (finally in his GM gear) and an email reply from his professor which told him the chances of him passing the class is zero because his grade average was so low.  Also one of my real life friend's friend had to drop out of his university because of WoW.  Now because of WoW he's at a community college instead of the rather good university he was at.

8. Finally, would you say you play MMO’s to escape the troubles of real life?  When I was first introduced to WoW, yes.  I had some relationship troubles and WoW helped me forget about that.  As for escapism, I don't think any other offline game could ever do that to me.  After I got through the relationship troubles, I just played for fun or to relax from a long days schooling - not escapism.
2637  The Rest / General Discussions / Halloween on: November 03, 2006, 07:32:23 AM
Quote from: "Killy"

Our friend went as Minnie Mouse.  a 6'3" 250lbs+ kid in a minnie mouse costume is pretty funny.
2638  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nintendo DS recommendations? on: November 02, 2006, 12:23:11 PM
Quote from: "Britton"
And does anyone recommend the DS screen protectors? I hate scratches on my screens... does the stylus scratch the screen at all? I see Nintendo doesn't make official/licensed screen protectors for some reason, and I've heard some of the third part screen protectors leave a gummy/sticky substance on your screen. I'm just trying to decide whether to get these or just use the stylus directly on the screen.

Search for Hori screen protectors.  Those are the best ones when applied correctly and shouldn't leave a substance on your screen.  They may only be available through import.  Supposedly if you want to avoid getting dust in between the screen you need to let your shower run on hot for awhile so all the steam brings the dust to the ground, then apply it.  I never got one because I don't have a steady hand and I'm sure mine would be crooked or have air bubbles.

As for games, I only have two at the moment:  Kirby's Canvas Curse and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow.  Both really fun games depending on what type of game you're looking for.  Can't go wrong with Kirby no matter what though imo.  I don't much about the rpgs on here besides the mario one(s), but FF3 should be pretty good.  I know I'm looking forward to it.

Quote from: "Logick"
Wells here's my list of recommend games for the DS:
Osu Tatakae Ouedan(worth the import, playable w/o japanese)

Is this the same game but in english?  http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=180220
2639  The Rest / General Discussions / SHOW ME YOUR [insert DR's Former Avatar] on: November 02, 2006, 09:53:21 AM
It's a sad day indeed to see him go.  I think the Price is Right name is so embedded with Bob Barker that they should stop producing more when he retires.  I doubt it will happen, but it'll be interesting to see how long the show continues after that.
2640  The Rest / General Discussions / Game Journal #3 on: October 27, 2006, 10:07:56 AM
I've been playing Disgaea 2.  I enjoy the battle system and am liking the game a lot overall.  I'm on chapter 7 where things are picking up story wise.   Story is so-so so far and some of the things don't make sense to me (in a "what?" sorta way).  

I've unlocked a good many new classes so far.  They're more of a pain in the ass to level up than what I remember from Disgaea 1.  However I am liking that each class DOES have some class specific moves to make them a bit more unique than the classes in Disagaea 1.  There are some returning classes, but thankfully they got a graphical update and look nice.
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