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31  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Kantai Collection on: August 10, 2014, 04:39:11 AM
Apparently DMM is running a promotion right now where if you spend 3000 yen or more on points (about $30) you get 50% more points.  In other words, if you spend 3000 yen you get 4500 yen worth of points.  It's not a bad deal, really.  I had been itching to upgrade my dock space anyway with all the new ships becoming available during this event so I decided to go for it.
32  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Kantai Collection on: August 09, 2014, 10:02:24 PM
10 attempts is really good by most accounts.  I see people on the wiki saying things like they've done 40 runs and haven't gotten a single boss kill.

Of course, I did it in 8 ;)

On E-2 you can avoid night node BS and stuff like that with the right setup, and honestly I thought it felt easier than E-1.  But you'll definitely need sanshikis to take out the boss.

I really should start on MI, but today I've just been grinding CVLs to use on E-6 because it's freaking me out.  And Ooyodo while I'm at it.  I felt that I was really prepared for this event.  I fully expected AL to need CVLs and cruisers (just based on history) so I made sure I had two good CVLs.  And of course I new MI would demand CVs so I was very ready there.  But CVLs played no role at midway so I figured the two for AL would be enough.  This E-6 thing came out of nowhere...
33  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Kantai Collection on: August 09, 2014, 03:38:20 AM
Some crazy people have already finished E-6.  There are streams of it and it looks pretty brutal...

This event seems to be a lot harder than the Spring one.  Well, I thought the Spring event was kind of easy to be honest, so I don't mind some extra challenge.  But there is a lot of new stuff to worry about, locked out ships, multiple fleets, LoS rules (well, that was introduced in the Spring but it hasn't gotten any simpler), etc. etc.  Now I'm hearing rumors that using CVLs (instead of CVs) for E-6 gives better branching rules, but I already committed my best CVLs to AL.  Kind of ticks me off because I did this expecting to be able to use CVs for E-6 and I have a lot more high-level CVs.

That's still in the future, though.  I'm one boss kill away from clearing E-2 and getting Ooyodo right now.  But that means I have to start worrying about which ships to use for MI...
34  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Kantai Collection on: August 08, 2014, 04:28:45 PM
I guess you don't play using the API link then?  Even though DMM's servers are completely hammered, the game itself runs fine if you get a direct link.

Anyway, what a twist for the event.  Sure we knew that ships used in AL couldn't be used in MI (and vice versa), but then there's the whole sortie'ing two fleets simultaneously for MI thing.  And then we find out that for the final map you can't use any ships used in AL or MI.  They're really going all out...
35  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Kantai Collection on: August 08, 2014, 03:39:09 AM
I assume you're talking about Wo-Class, Cyril?  She's actually an enemy but definitely has a fanbase in the KanColle community.

Anyway, the event start has been pushed back another 2.5 hours...I should probably sleep first...
36  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 07, 2014, 05:07:38 PM
I'm not the type who has to stream fansubs as soon as their available for current airing seasons in Japan as I'm a bit more of a casual anime watcher these days, but with the titles mentioned above, I def. have the extra motivation to look into Netflix now.

The days of having to rely on fansubs have been behind us for a while now.  Crunchyroll is a legit site and they simulcast most series in any given season.  If CR doesn't get it that usually means Funimation did and you can watch their stuff through their site (which kind of sucks...) or Hulu.  We're really living in a golden age of (legit) anime availability here.  In a lot of ways we actually have it better than Japan, because deals with the TV broadcasters prevent them from streaming things there.  But personally I find streams a lot more convenient.

I'm actually kind annoyed at Netflix because of the Sidonia thing, though.  They got some kind of exclusivity deal on it, preventing anyone else from streaming it.  That wouldn't be so bad except:
1) It actually aired last season but it's only becoming available now.  That puts them well behind what other streaming services do, and of course behind the fansubbers.
2) The reason they were slow is probably because they took the time to dub it.  Now I don't mind if they want to make a dubbed version, I mind that they don't even have a subbed version as an option.  Some of us prefer things in their original language...
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 06, 2014, 11:40:22 PM
You have the most interesting descriptions of things, Aeolus...
38  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 06, 2014, 06:36:05 PM
Wasn't that Aeolus's point?  Though I still think early Bleach was better than early Naruto.  I honestly felt Bleach was quite good up until around the end of the first Soul Society arc, after which I completely lost interest.  Hmm, looking it up that's only like a sixth of what's out there...man I have completely lost touch with that series.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs that All Children Should Play on: August 06, 2014, 05:11:15 PM
Whereas Final Fantasy 6 spent, like, a half-hour at least before you could actually do anything.

Er, did you play the same FF6 that I played?  After a short intro (definitely nowhere near half an hour) you jump right into attacking Narshe.
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: August 06, 2014, 05:08:21 PM
What was the last Koei-published game that didn't offer dual audio (or at least Japanese audio) at some point?

Atelier Ayesha.

It's a valid question.
41  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Kantai Collection on: August 06, 2014, 06:53:53 AM
Hey, the KanColle scene is still pretty new.  There are still a wide range of rearranges out there.  Ranging from stuff like this to this.  Give them time for the crazy stuff.

Also, I made a countdown clock.
42  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 05, 2014, 06:24:13 PM
I've said it a million times before.  Rumiko Takahashi doesn't seem to know when to end a series.  They go on way too long and overstay their welcomes. 

I feel like too many Manga artists do that in general.  I always thought of it as a "shit I'm making a ton of money from this... Time for the extended plot!!"

Well, it's often the magazine publishers who put pressure on them to continue a popular series.  Gotta milk it.  Though it's still not as bad as the mainstream US comics industry where the publisher owns everything and if an artist doesn't want to continue drawing a particular series the publisher can just replace them with a different artist...
43  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Kantai Collection on: August 05, 2014, 06:10:16 PM
Still recovering a bit from the news devs released about the big August event based operation AI/midway.
Overall panicking and leveling my CVL like mad since I am probably going to have to depend on them for event, or at least AI. The locking of ships to either AI or Midway really hurt since I only have 3 CVs, with no luck crafting, or with drops in getting more. Luckily  I have 4 CVLs in the 40s and plan to to level 2 of them, the Chitose sisters up to their final remodel.My HQ  is lv 56 and will most likely be 60 before I am through power leveling  the CVL and possibly a CL. Hoping my relatively noob HQ will save me. Still have to pray to Rngsus and craft  2-3 more reppu for the event as I have 5 at the moment.

A lot of people seem to be panicking over that.  I'm a high level bastard with a massive collection of shipgirls so I'm not terribly concerned.  I could field several fleets of level 90+ CVs and BBs ;)

The Chitose sisters are probably the best CVLs after their final remodel (Hiyou and Jun'you still beat them in plane capacity but not much else) so go for it.  It's really easy to grind CVLs at 3-2A, they're good at taking MVP.

2. The fact that it is truly a free to play no traps attached game

I wouldn't quite say that.  The place where I (and I think most people who have been playing for a while) have spent the most money is just dock expansions.  When you start the game you can hold up to 100 shipgirls, which is plenty for a while.  But as your collection starts getting more and more complete 100 slots really doesn't feel like enough.  I mean, there are well over 100 shipgirls in the game.  And even if you don't keep common destroyers (though you'll probably want at least some of them for expeditions and the like) a lot of folks will keep duplicate subs, a stockpile of modernization material, ships they're farming for equipment, etc.  You're going to want to buy more space eventually.

Still, at least you're buying a permanent upgrade rather than some consumable item you have to burn just to keep playing like in a lot of free-to-play games...

looking at those numbers if it wasn't for Kancolle's music being its weakness it would have blew the doors off Touhou as there is not much music to arrange in Kancolle, and most of that is in game isn't exactly arrange friendly. O_o never thought I'd ever see anything  beat  Touhou and do it with practically no strong music .

I've actually seen quite a few KanColle arrangements out there.  Like the KanColle Orchestra stuff (the whole album is really good, check it out).  Though I'll agree there aren't actually a ton of songs to work with yet.

And then there's this classic (make sure subs are on, the lyrics are hilarious).
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 05, 2014, 05:31:53 PM
Played a lot of Trails in the Sky today. Right before I stopped the game pulled what I hate the most.
It removed 2 of my party member and didn't give me any leeway at all to unequip them or remove their quartz.
Thank god I didn't put Eagle Eye or Information on either of them =/

I think they automatically give you their equips as they leave anyways. At least that was my experience with the PSP version.

I can 1000% confirm that this was not the case on the PC version.
That or I just ran into the weirdest bug.

If I recall correctly (it's been a while) it only happens sometimes.  Like when they're going to be gone for a while.  I think even in the PSP version there were times when they would take the equipment with them, but that usually meant they wouldn't be away from the party for very long.
45  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 04, 2014, 05:18:49 PM
That didn't take long...
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