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2701  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The future of Squeenix's GBA ports on: August 03, 2006, 02:31:51 PM
If possible, I'd like to see SoM ported to the DS solely for the download play ability.  It'd be like playing back during the SNES days.

I also wouldn't mind seeing SD3 being ported.  I was never really sure why they never brought that over.  It's a blast to play.  I'm sure the chances of that happening are 0%, but i'd still like to see it.
2702  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra on: August 03, 2006, 02:26:20 PM
Quote from: "Eusis"
Looked at other reviews on the site too - Definitely going to wait on .hack//G.U., and most likely will just read a synopsis. And it sounds like BKO may have a glimmer of hope, but I'll wait until I hear what others say - it's still suffering from one of the biggest problems I had it seems.


Wow.. after reading what you said I went over and read the review.

I was fairly excited about the new .hack.  I thought it would be decent.  It's kind of comical to see that not only did they not improve on the first games, but they made them worse (gameplay wise, at least).  GG.

Maybe i'll pick up Xenosaga 3 instead.
2703  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Back from Japan on: July 30, 2006, 01:01:01 PM
Quote from: "V-Dawg"
13. 99% of Japanese guys wear handbags (instead of backpacks). Also, about 5% of them wear hairclips in their hair.


Yeah, I noticed they (Japanese males) were quite feminine looking while I was there as well.  I wouldn't even call it metrosexual.  Just feminine.  I remember looking at a shirt and saying to my friend "that looks kind of odd for a female shirt."  He then told me it was a male shirt.

Either that, or thugged out/try to look like a gangster.

I didnt have anything stolen either.  Though, I stayed in the countryside and was only in the cities in the day.  Only stayed in a city for a couple nights.
2704  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Removing sticky stuff on: July 28, 2006, 05:05:25 PM
the contacts are okay, i assume.  they look fine and don't seem to have anything visibly wrong with them.

it's just the back of the cartridge.
2705  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Removing sticky stuff on: July 28, 2006, 04:47:32 PM
Weird topic title, i know.  I recently bought Castlevania DS from gamestop, used.  When I went to put in the cartridge, I noticed it was EXTREMELY sticky on the back.  I don't know if some dumb fuckwad put a sticker on the back of the cartridge or what, but I got a new DS lite and I baby the hell out of it.  So, i'm looking for something that could remove the stickyness.  I could take it back, but it's hard to find so I would rather try to fix this.  Also, it's a 30 minute drive one way.

To clarify, it is so sticky that if I press my thumb against the back, I can flail my arms and do jumping jacks and it does not budge.  I got some of the stickyness off, but it's still a little more sticky than i'd like.
2706  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / World of Warcraft OH MY GOD CURRENT EVENTS THREAD on: July 26, 2006, 01:47:38 PM
Yeah, don't sweat it with epics.

When I hit 60 on my priest I joined a raiding guild.  It was fun to do MC (though I only did it a couple times, so it never got a chore yet) but I had to give up sleep, social time on weekends, and studying.  Just not worth it since I'm not exactly the smartest person there is.  I need to study to keep and retain stuff for when I graduate in a couple semesters.

And anyways, priest epics seem kinda lame, minus the AQ set.  Yeah, priests are mainly healers, but i'd still love to see some +dmg thrown in on some of tier 1 or tier 2.
2707  The Rest / The Bazaar / WTB Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow on: July 26, 2006, 01:44:30 PM
Quote from: "Dade"
Heh I got it.....my good buddy Dagg has revealed not only his secret identity to me, but has also got a copy on the way for me.


Yeah I sent Dagg a pst when I saw it posted to see if you took him up on the offer or not.

Thanks for the find, Cauton.  I would probably take that offer up, but luckily the gamestop at my school (which i just came back to) had a copy for $30.  So i'm happy.
2708  The Rest / General Discussions / Bill Gates, so evil! on: July 24, 2006, 02:42:49 PM
Agreed.

I'm not a big fan of Microsoft as a company/corporation, but Bill Gates seems like a genuinely decent guy.  Add that to the fact that he's soon going to be giving away a lot of his money just goes to show that he (appears) different than most people with money.
2709  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW - Pimp Your Fucking Server on: July 24, 2006, 02:34:29 PM
Quote from: "Marona"
allaince on the azshara server


ugh.  i rolled a character on azshara on the horde side and got him to 40 before i quit.  fucking lame server.  horde guilds are asshats.  alliance guilds are pricks.  alliance in general seem to be plain asshats.  I'll admit i'm a carebear at times and will let people go if they aren't worth the kill (ex: i'm much higher than them or they were fighting a mob or two).  However it always comes back to bite me in the ass every time.  Just kind of annoying, but whatever.  I cc'ed them once I rezzed and healed up.  I've been on two different pvp servers up to 60 and didn't see anywhere close to the faggotry that i saw on azshara every day.

edit:

i'm on korgoth (horde), burning blade (alliance), and skullcrusher (alliance).  starting up a mage soon.  don't know where i'm going to roll yet.  i rarely roll on the same server twice.
2710  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW: Horde to get Paladins, Alliance Shamans on: July 24, 2006, 02:26:15 PM
Quote from: "Dio"
When it comes to AV and AB, Shamans don't really turn the tide of the BG's, but with WSG, they really turn the tide because Earth Bind Totems + Ghost Wolf = Win....


I can see this being particularly helpful for any wsg game below level 40, i think most shaman would trade it for blessing of freedom anyday :).

And I forgot the macro offhand, but any druid can kill totems easily.  It's something like:
/target Earthbind totem
/target <rest of totems>
/cast Moonfire (rank 1)

or something like that.  really effective.. if by the odd chance you actually have a druid in wsg.
2711  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW: Horde to get Paladins, Alliance Shamans on: July 22, 2006, 01:48:21 PM
Quote from: "Dio"
... Eh, who knows. All I know is that WSG won't be a Horde-dominated BG anymore. Haha!


I really don't think Shamans have anything to do with Horde winning WSG.  Paladins have mail/plate + shields, quick easy buffs, and best of all (for wsg), blessing of freedom.  I've seen servers where it goes both way.  I don't think there's any real inherent advantage (besides the fact that Horde seem to have a smaller percentage of idiots).

Yeah, Shamans have purge.  So do Priests.  Paladins get it later as well, but it's not as effective.

Back on topic, one thing that does scream unfair is the blood elf racial + Paladins.  Paladins that have an aoe silence plus a drain mana racial?  daaaamn.
2712  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW: Horde to get Paladins, Alliance Shamans on: July 21, 2006, 06:00:43 PM
Quote from: "Dade"
Edit: Ya know, now that I've thought about it for a few minutes....why didnt Blizzard just go with the typical Anti-Paladin style and introduce a Shadowknight or Reaver style class (in the fashion of EQ and DAoC, respectively) and a "Blatantly Hippy" class for the alliance to counter the Shaman? Would it be really that hard to make a Tank with light DPS capability but with great DoT abilities?


As a result of this, I wonder if Shaman / Paladins will become less solo friendly since their buffs will be scaled down?

Anyways, qft.  If they did this though, they'd have to think up of some new abilities (while keeping the things, like blessings and totems, intact) and probably new armor sets.  I'd like to see it anyways.

But, regardless of all the bitching going on, it'll be good in the long run.  Like some of you have already mentioned, it'll stop the whole "easy mode" shit people keep saying and pvp will perhaps become more balanced.
2713  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW: Horde to get Paladins, Alliance Shamans on: July 21, 2006, 01:40:09 PM
lol.  wow, blizzard really didn't want to get off their lazy ass and think of an idea besides this.  I wonder what all the "omg I'm quitting horde imbalance is unfairz!" and "solutions to pve imbalance" topics will turn into?

after reading a bit of posts, i like this quote:

"Possibly the biggest copout to fixing a broken game mechanic in the history of gaming."
2714  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 3 Unveiled on: July 18, 2006, 11:12:24 PM
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You have to keep in mind that the battle system is designed around it. Since you can split your team up to cover more ground, battles can be won by a single combatant. You start out with a few basic tactics, but as you make progress more specific commands become available.


I've heard about this.  Like you can make them look for treasure or look for an exit.  I hear they're actually pretty good at this too.  I guess not all AI is bad.  Think of teammates AI from "Tales of..." series.  The only thing I still don't like about it is, I wonder how smart/efficient the AI is when it comes to healing.  I know in some rpg's waiting to heal for one turn can mean a whole wipe.  Hopefully the AI is smart enough.

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Some will enjoy it, some will hate it. I would guess it's to keep the players from conquering the tower in a single night. There are some nights when you don't have to worry about the fatigue status.

 
I hear there are also blocks that stop you from going above <x> floor number.  As for the some nights that you don't have to worry about fatigue status, I didn't know that.  Thanks for telling me.  That's good considering a tired party could make a big difference in a difficult battle.

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This is... false I would say. Considering the dungeon crawling is only one aspect of the overall package.


Which part is false?  I realize it's not a total dungeon crawler since during the day you go to school, socialize, do your afterschool stuff.  However it seems beside that, it's a dungeon crawler.  However, from what I am told, the battles can be very fast paced (ala DDS, perhaps). Not only that, but there are no random encounters.  

The only part I could see to be false, tbh, is the one dungeon/tower.  And I really hope it is false and there is more than one dungeon.

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Main character dies = game over.

Again, nothing new in Megaten.


I forgot about that, since I'm used to DDS.  I can live with this as well, assuming the AI is smart enough to keep the main character healed.

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From the looks of it, a bad dub could really ruin this game... Let's hope Atlus does a top quality job like it did with Avatar Tuner I/II (or atleast hope the game has an off feature).


Agreed.  DDS had some very enjoyable voice acting.  I hope Persona 3's is just as good.  As for the off feature, it's doubtful since the Japanese version does not even have subtitles (for the hard of hearing).  I hope they do put in subtitles for the english version.  Sometimes it's just tough to understand what they're saying with the music on (Grandia 3 comes to mind...).
2715  Media / Single-Player RPGs / This Fall/Winter is gonna suck....but is also awesome. on: July 18, 2006, 07:16:24 PM
Ton of interesting games coming out.

If the rogue galaxy delay is indeed true, I won't be crying any tears.  I am interested in this game but there is just too much coming out in the next few months.  Maybe i'll have more of a break by the time it comes out.  At this point, I couldn't even give a shit about the new consoles because there are just too many good games coming out for the PS2.

Persona 3 also seems more likely for a winter release, so i'm glad about that too.  If it comes out, I won't complain but we'll just have to wait and see.

The games i'm looking forward to the most are Valkyrie Profile 2 (Ryan says it's great, so i'll take his word for it), FFXII, and .hack//GU.  I'm looking forward to all the games, but those are sticking out the most for me at the moment.  My wallet is weeping.
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