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31  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: TERA: Fate of Arun Expansion on: December 29, 2014, 09:51:31 PM
Slayer seems to be a good choice for beginners.  It's supposedly pretty easy to get a grasp on with its learning curve.  I haven't played it myself, so I can't really comment.

Berserker is actually pretty fun, not my style, but fun if you can get over the slow movement and attack limitations.  It's the only heavy armor class I've ever played in a MMO, but heavy armor looks really good on High Elf females, so I had to try it at some point.
32  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: TERA: Fate of Arun Expansion on: December 29, 2014, 05:43:06 PM
Mystic is super fun, but if you plan on partying with it, it's extremely micromanagement-heavy due to having a lot of support spells they need to manage at once.  It's probably not the best class for beginners.  But don't let that stop you!  I find Mystic fun to solo with, even if there are a few level ranges that take forever.  

Priest acts as both a support character as well as a healer and is a bit easier to deal with all around.

If you plan on playing a healer, know that Priest is far less annoying. Mystic doesn't get an AOE status heal, Priest does, which is a pretty big sanity saver in this game.
33  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / TERA: Fate of Arun Expansion on: December 28, 2014, 11:18:29 PM
Anyone playing?  It's basically a free update, so you might as well try it if you've ever played TERA before.  Or even if you haven't, now is a great time to start due to the ease of getting high-tier equipment.

It adds a region to the game and raises the level cap to 65.

Storywise, it's pretty bad, but not Killian/Kelsaik storyline bad.  The side characters are decent, at least.  But, really, that's not saying much because I'd say the only time TERA had a decent story and interesting lore was the Argon arc, which I admit I'm heavily biased to because I loved the Argons.

There are a few things I didn't really like:
The nerf of old dailies to push into the new.  Totally unneeded.  Especially because the new dailies are heavily, heavily biased against solo play at 65.  Basically, old dailies give less than 5 gold each now.
The removal of half of the dungeons in the game. Including ones they just added last patch.  Why? Why remove so much content?  I hear KTERA re-added the solo dungeon Ghillieglade that was removed as Net Cafe-only, but that's the only one re-added.  This is particularly sad for me because I take pleasure in returning to old-ish dungeons and soloing them for the challenge.
Now the only really solo-challenge dungeon is Sabex Armory. And Baldur's, I guess?

Future updates are adding a Castanic Female/High Elf Female-only class known as the Arcane Engineer, so that might be neat, but otherwise classes at 65 feel a bit unbalanced.  At least Mystic got a few much-needed PvE buffs via glyphs for Raising at 120% Stamina and a defense-down on one of their spells equivalent to Priest's Triple Nemesis.  I'm sure they'll work on this.
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 23, 2014, 12:48:10 AM
Yeah the money grinding is the worst part of Suikoden 1.

Fortunately, the gambling dude Gaspar has really bad luck and with some resetting you can win 999,999 in about 5 rolls. He rolls a 1/2/3 Storm and 1/1/1 about half the time.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 21, 2014, 11:33:22 PM
Yeah, I agree.  I think Vampires do have a place in Suikoden due to Runes and Dragons and whatnot, but having such a persistent boss that requires a special sword to kill and appears in 2 main series games not getting a full explanation until a side game is ridiculous.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 21, 2014, 10:41:58 PM
Neclord's so strange.

He doesn't make as much sense in Suikoden II without playing Suikoden I.

But he doesn't make sense being with Windy in Suikoden I without Suikogaiden.
37  Media / General Games / Re: Dragon Warriors on: December 21, 2014, 03:43:26 AM
Psaro is stupidly popular in Japan, I'm not really surprised he's in. I'm more surprised that he wasn't announced already, actually.

(Of IV's villains, I actually preferred  Estark.  That battle felt much more grand-epic-final-battle-y to me. Also, better boss theme).
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PS Vita worth it for JRPGs? on: December 21, 2014, 02:52:53 AM
Habit.  I've been calling it PSX for about 15 years now and I doubt I'm going to stop any time soon just because it annoys some people.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: December 20, 2014, 09:21:48 PM
With the Yen so low right now (it's like $1 USD to 118-120 yen, it basically tanked), I'm pretty sure importing that PS4 will be cheaper than buying one new in North America. I don't know enough about European prices, but maybe theirs, too.
40  Media / General Games / Re: Dragon Warriors on: December 20, 2014, 09:12:09 PM
I'd personally like a few from VII. Maribel, Keifer, and/or Aira would all be fun.  Particularly Maribel would have absolutely hilarious battle quotes.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: December 20, 2014, 05:06:16 PM
I wouldn't even go that far.  Some people still drive around in cars from the 50s, even now.

I imagine it might be similar here.  It's simply an older car.
42  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PS Vita worth it for JRPGs? on: December 20, 2014, 05:21:04 AM
Next you'll be trying to convince us that Muramasa is a bad game. Or Soul Sacrifice Delta (which is a tad bit more RPG-y than MonHun).
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PS Vita worth it for JRPGs? on: December 20, 2014, 03:22:21 AM
I'd say the Vita is only worth it for the JRPGs.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: December 18, 2014, 06:27:31 AM
I have nothing against Leon, but his costume is so ugly.  I wouldn't set it as an alt even if I could.

That Cheria costume is great, though. I loved her outfit, ridiculous as it is.
45  Media / Game Journals / Re: Starmongoose Let's Play: Wild Arms 2 BLIND! on: December 17, 2014, 07:43:20 PM
Man, for some reason WA2 is the only (non-V) one I never finished.  I don't think there's anything wrong with it, beyond the localization, I just couldn't get into it for some reason I don't remember.  It might be time to try again some time soon.
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