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2686  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / BC Tier 4 armour sets on: September 07, 2006, 06:16:35 PM
The rogue armor looks pretty sweet.  Kinda reminds me of a plate set.  Helmet looks retarded as usual.

Mage set is pretty cool too.  I don't like the huge coller.  maybe that's a head piece similar to the head of transcendance.

Priest set is fucking badass.  Maybe ill level my priest to 70 and raid.

Paladin set is okay.. helmet sucks though.
2687  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Valkyrie Profile 2:Silmeria video review. on: September 07, 2006, 11:42:45 AM
Quote from: "Eusis"
Quote from: "Bogatyr"
Quote from: "Shadow Blade"
Gamespot are still the best when it comes to the scores.

The only gaming site I ever visit - besides this one - is gamespot, and although I do enjoy to read their reviews, I do think they suck at scoring RPGs.

Why do you say that anyway? If you mean that they don't score them high enough, RPGs seem to be one of the more 9 filled genres there are, and one of the only ones to have one that scored a 10 (Chrono Cross). If it's something else though... Well, /I/ think they do a good job. Most any RPG that's great gets at least an 8, and personally I think that's a damn good score. I can only think of VP and SO3 off the top of my head that might have deserved higher scores - and honestly, I thought those were flawed enough that, objectively, they may not really deserve more than 7-ish scores.

Chrono Chross got a 10?  Wow... I also remember when EGM (lol) wrote their FFX-2 review, they gave it 9.5-10s.  

To be honest I don't trust any rpg reviews outside this board and this site.  I'm sure there are other good ones out there, I just don't see the need to visit many.
2688  The Rest / General Discussions / Whoa! Schools are becoming way too competitive! on: September 07, 2006, 11:39:28 AM
I don't know, but perhaps they are trying to instill the value of doing your work and getting things done.  I look at my highschool years and even my college days now and there are so many people who do not know how to study or are just plain too lazy to do homework/study.  Maybe they are thinking if they instill those values when they are younger, it will continue on in later years.

Speaking of which, I need to go read now.

edit:  I do agree though that the article is crazy.  it's a bit too young.

edit part deux: I also wonder if this has anything to do with everything becoming a "global economy".  My professors keep saying how we aren't just competing for jobs with the people in our class, school, or country but against people all around the world.
2689  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyrie Profile 2:Silmeria video review. on: September 06, 2006, 02:55:28 PM
Quote from: "Eusis"
Quote from: "Akanbe-"
Quote from: "Alisha"
...but much like chrono cross it's still a good game.

This statement worries me.

A lot.

Unless she imported it, she hasn't played it so I wouldn't worry unless she's just quoting the review. Nevertheless, if you dig around in reviews it sounds like it's a relevant comparison - it's likely to piss off people who just want more of VP1, going by the import reviews and what I heard from John.

unfortunately i have never gotten the chance to play the first one.  I don't own a psp and didn't know about the game until it was very overpriced.

Hopefully this works out for the better when I play VP2 in September.
2690  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyrie Profile 2:Silmeria video review. on: September 06, 2006, 02:39:23 PM
Quote from: "Alisha"
...but much like chrono cross it's still a good game.

This statement worries me.

A lot.
2691  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Start a WoW Guild or I'm So Fucked on: September 05, 2006, 10:46:29 PM
Quote from: "Shooichi"
This being my first semester in college, I just don't have the time for World of Warcraft that I used to. However, I've noticed many students on campus playing WoW, and I thought I might see if I couldn't arrange a University of Alaska Southeast WoW Guild.

However, I don't really know the first thing about guilds. I've only ever been part of one, and I've certainly never had any position of "power" or "authority."

I plee to the WoW-ites, hand me your wisdom! What goes into creating a succesful guild?

It just needs to be fun.  Don't recruit asshats.  Do try to promote unity (or whatever gets your members helping each other).

This guild I just joined a couple weeks ago is by far the best guild i've ever been in.  I love it.  Just gotta find cool people I guess.  Our guild leader isn't on that often.  IMO for most of us it's not a big deal at all.  (though, recently we've been recruiting more people and the requirements aren't really... strict (seems like they're inviting anyone 50+).  I personally don't like it).
2692  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Kel'Thuzad vanishes. on: September 05, 2006, 10:39:44 PM
I'm not suprised at all given that it's blizzard -- and it's bullshit.  It took them a couple days to figure this out?  That's retarded.

Kinda leveled the playing field for the four-five guilds who already downed Sapphiron.  Some got one or two chances in I believe, but that's it.

Kinda funny though that they mentioned EJ and overrated though.  Neither are really in contention for the Kel'thuzad race since neither have downed the four horsement yet.
2693  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / I'm debating joining WoW on: September 02, 2006, 12:09:15 PM
Quote from: "Starbreaker"
I'm still playing WoW. I see you guys are also, do you think we'll still be here in 5 years time bitching? bah... Me wants to try out Warhammer =)

From the way people have been talking (on the WoW fora), it seems like Wildhammer could be the game that makes people stop playing WoW and go on to different games.

Me?  Don't know much about it.  But when PSO comes out there's a good chance I will cancel WoW.  We'll see.
2694  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / I'm debating joining WoW on: August 31, 2006, 11:59:46 PM
Quote from: "Masamune"
But with cross-server BG's being implemented, population hardly matters now.

On a PvP server it still matters some.  I don't like running into members of the opposite faction at every questing point, so I enjoy a medium pop server.
2695  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Things you canít bear in RPGs on: August 29, 2006, 06:17:29 PM
I used to think DDS had high random encounters.  Then I played a lot of Suikoden 5 and DDS felt like a walk in the park.

Lately one thing has been bugging me:

Reappearing bosses.  What I mean is people you defeat but they show up again later.  For God's sake kill him.  If there's a reason it doesn't happen, I can let that slide.
2696  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Draenei/blood elf customizations movie on: August 29, 2006, 10:31:16 AM
I am really suprised.  Both models look nice.  Looking at previous screenshots, which don't seem to do justice apparently, the blood elves don't look all that great.  Looking at the character model, they seem interesting.  Fuck blizzard for making me actually want to play the xpack.

I'm also really interested in the BE/Draenai cities... espicially the draenai.  I saw a site the other day that had posted them and both the cities look really sweet.
2697  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / WTB [translation] x 1. on: August 28, 2006, 12:12:58 PM
I know some people here know Japanese really well.  I'm just kind of curious as to what this says on the right side:

2698  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Burning Crusade talents revealed? on: August 28, 2006, 09:13:03 AM
i believe www.wowwalkthrough.com  has the warrior ones as well.  not the fake ones from awhile back, the "new ones".
2699  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Annual Expansion Releases? on: August 25, 2006, 03:30:58 PM
This being my first MMO and not really know what SoE has done with EQ, it seems fast.

But, lately I've been reading the forums and I saw a couple posts with all the stuff they'd like to do in the future.  Things like the emerald dream, northrend, grim batol, alexestra(dragon?), death wing, arthas, illidan, etc are things the developers I believe said they'd like to do at some point.  I know what none of these things are, but they sounded interesting.

If they want to do them then I guess they would have to speed up.
2700  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Cross-Realm PvP on: August 25, 2006, 03:24:08 PM
I had a horde warlock in 8 for awhile, but then I realized my server completely sucks ass so I ditched it.

Now my two characters I play are both in battle ground 6.  I'd love to PuG it up and get in a game vs Death and Taxes only to get steamrolled in 3 minutes.

Actually, so far, cross-realm PVP is garbage on my server. Not only are the que's for BG -longer- then previously, the server lags horribly now during primetime.

Everything but AV pops up instantly on my warriors server (burning blade.. didn't check what group).  It sucks because that's the one I want to play most and the queue is much longer.  Haven't tried it yet in my regular home, 6.  But I hear the queues are at least faster for my realm.

And yeah lag sucks.  So do the bugs, but I think they've been fixed.  We did an UBRS run only to have the gate not open after Rend.  Oh well.
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