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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: May 13, 2015, 12:43:16 PM
Is their CEO dude still missing?
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 13, 2015, 12:42:46 PM
Instead of thinking of finding that perfect woman, try the mindset of looking for a friend. Don't worry about the friend zone shit, because for any relationship I think you should be friends first.

Sage advice. I wasn't looking for a relationship when I met my wife. We started as friends. Hell, my first words to her were a crude and tasteless joke, which made her laugh. (Side note: sharing the same sense of humor is VERY important! Can't stress that enough). We ended up falling for each other. Lived together for 8 years, and finally got married, which was 5 years ago. Still going strong with an amazing 3 year old son.

Congrats with beautiful son and happy family. :)

But yes!  Similar laughs but also a similar "communication style" --- this vague term (that you basically know it when you have it) lets people who have fuckall in common with each other still get along famously (and the crushing defeat I felt when I met a fella who liked the same games I did but we had none of the chemistry to make anything worth anything out of it).

If it helps, I say chew some gum, it honestly helps the nerves I might sometimes have.

Watch every episode of The Pickup Artist on VH1 for advice and tactics.

Eh I dunno.  You can get some tips but it's not before long when some of those tips get just a little creepy.
Just be a gentleman usually works (ie; don't be a butt hole).  I do agree with finding  'a friend' too.
33  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: May 13, 2015, 02:43:06 AM
So.....has anybody heard any impressions of the story so far? It's probably the only thing I'm worried about at this point.

It's 'big Act 1 spoiler' is pretty interesting to say the least (I regret that I know it), but like Aeo mentioned there's apparently a sequel hook by the end which makes me think, like Xenosaga Episode I, XBX maaaaay be telling an 'incomplete tale' and just covering an 'arc' to an overall story.  But the specifics I don't know for sure, or to what extent the "story is incomplete" (if at all), or if it's just DLC, or if the story events around the game's otherwise 'big spoiler' is interesting too. 

Code:
Not sure how much I like that it may connect to Xenogears to whatever extent it is..... I mean, can it even do that?  Or can Square Enix breathe down their necks about it?  Being honest, I'm more sad there's little to no connection to Xenoblade 1, Xenoblade X (besides having Nopons) seems to 'loosely reference' every Xeno game other than Xenoblade, ironically... :( 
Again, hopefully the game will be out and I'll eat my words....

I do like that this series seems to be about 'humanity after Earth' -- an interesting idea if there was one.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 12, 2015, 08:08:50 PM
I'm sure this was posted before, but just in case...
Can you handle the Kung Fury?
Yes, its real and coming to Youtube on the 28th.
I rate it Hasselhoff/10

I've needed this film in my life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK7UKYeT0AY

Was messing around with Oracle of Ages today and apparently whenever you randomly generate passwords things like this slip by the watchful eye of Nintendo.

oh 5H1t.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 12, 2015, 07:51:17 PM
Silly naming scheme aside (though, I always liked how "Tales of the Abyss" suck out for having no "-ia" at the end actually featuring the word "the").

You're right, Tales of the Abyss did suck ;)

Plot-wise that game was a complete success (IMO). Any replays are for the sheer depth of it alone and seriously unreplicated by any other Tales title

Why are you arguing with yourself? All Annubis was doing was pointing out how much your comment suck out at him.

Maybe the next Tales of game should be called, Tales of Suckia (and stars Mr. T; "I pity the fool who don't play this sucka!").

....


*woman
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 12, 2015, 02:58:00 PM
Silly naming scheme aside (though, I always liked how "Tales of the Abyss" suck out for having no "-ia" at the end actually featuring the word "the").

You're right, Tales of the Abyss did suck ;)

Plot-wise that game was a complete success (IMO). Any replays are for the sheer depth of it alone and seriously unreplicated by any other Tales title
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bloodstained Ritual of the Night on: May 12, 2015, 11:38:07 AM
I've never backed anything on Kickstarter, and between this and Yooka-Laylee it's been tougher and tougher to stick to that policy. But then, it's like, if I wanted to help with the cost of producing your game, I don't want a free copy of it because then what was I contributing to? Nah, I'll just buy it when it comes out and support the creator that way.

I'd love to dip if the Kickstarter goodies are good.  Till then I'm kinda the same as you, especially since the ones I've wanted to big seem to have little problem hitting their goal.
(That said, I can't bloody wait for Yooka-Laylee.

And this, actually).
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 12, 2015, 11:36:52 AM
Silly naming scheme aside (though, I always liked how "Tales of the Abyss" suck out for having no "-ia" at the end actually featuring the word "the").

Anyways, anyone else get a little excited when on the eve of a game announcement or the very first 'reveal'?  It's odd but sometimes the mystery when you barely know anything shows a lot more promise than what the end-product can sometimes deliver.  Or just the excitement can get to ya.  So hey, bring it on, I'm always curious for what new characters and worlds would look like.

Like seeing the Pokemon starters?  WOO. Excitin' stuff.


Anyways, my money is on "Alestia" for sounding the least ridic. and most 'game-y'.
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: May 11, 2015, 10:38:23 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/acclaimed-dreamcast-rpg-grandia-ii-coming-to-steam/1100-6427252/

YES!!!!!

*remembers Eyes of Valmar Boss*

NNOOOOOOOOO~~~~
40  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 11, 2015, 10:19:01 PM
I liked reading the story too... Or I told myself I did to make it worth it.  But yeah, it's definitely not worth it beyond bragging rights I guess.  The one you get just after you meet Oliver and literally it's gone the very scene after that is a bunch of bullshit.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: May 11, 2015, 10:17:20 PM
That's one of the biggest hurdles I had with that game. These cool kick ass machines should feel like some kind of novelty, a bit like the FFX summons do. Instead they felt like a downgrade from the regular battles.

I hated FFX Summons.  They go from tanks[?] to wimps really quickly.  I wasn't exactly sure how to upgrade them, but for some reason I also remember telling myself it was largely not worth the effort either.
I do think they're some, if not THE greatest batch of summons in the series.

Re: Upgrading FFX Summons. Raise Yuna's Stats.

They also gain abilities through similar means to the way equipment could have abilities applied to them (basically collect and dump enough items on them for them to learn crap). Kinda like FFVIII's GFs in a way.

Argh, I always 'take a break' from FFX when it comes to the hurdle between Sin and fighting Tonberry's for ridiculous amounts of level ups.
42  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 11, 2015, 04:58:56 PM
Oh, um, to most of you actively doing the Carnelia Chapter quest.... chances are, too late~  You've already missed 2.
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: May 11, 2015, 04:58:10 PM
That's one of the biggest hurdles I had with that game. These cool kick ass machines should feel like some kind of novelty, a bit like the FFX summons do. Instead they felt like a downgrade from the regular battles.

I hated FFX Summons.  They go from tanks[?] to wimps really quickly.  I wasn't exactly sure how to upgrade them, but for some reason I also remember telling myself it was largely not worth the effort either.
I do think they're some, if not THE greatest batch of summons in the series.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 11, 2015, 01:00:18 PM
After years of trying to figure out if I should make an OkCupid profile or not, I finally did an hour ago.

I'm fucking terrified.

I met my girlfriend on match.com.  It was super weird at first.  and it takes a lot of getting used to.  But the service was really helpful after I moved to a new city where I knew about 3 people and spent 90% of my waking hours doing schoolwork in a computer lab or working.

Ok, so now I'm going to give you some (unsolicited) honest advice about online dating.  OkCupid sucks.  Since it's free, a lot of the people on there aren't totally serious about it.  Think about it like online poker.  When it's free everyone plays like a complete asshole, but as soon as actual money is involved, suddenly people stop messing around.  Online dating is no different.  If you REALLY want to find someone, you gotta pay up.   eHarmony is nice you if want to find creepy religious people.  Best to avoid it too.

Your profile: BE HONEST!  It's really tempting to lie your ass off and try to make yourself sound better than you actually are.  DON'T DO IT! You want prospective mates to like you, not who you're pretending to be.  A smart woman will figure out that you're not who you say you are and unless she's horribly desperate, will start ignoring you immediately.  Also, keep it simple.  No long soliloquies or jokes.  Just be upfront (and confident) about who you are and what you want.  Most people decide whether they want to go out with someone like 15 seconds after seeing their profile anyway.  So being long winded and rambling can only turn them off.

Be prepared to get rejected A LOT.  Don't get too butthurt about that pretty girl not returning your painstakingly written message.  There are literally 1000's more perfectly wonderful people to take her place. Think about it like playing an rpg.  If the first random battle in a game gets you KO'd. You don't immediately give up and go cry in the shower for a week.  No, you do some grinding, figure out the battle system and move on.  Here's what I did.  I found a really short and simple message that got a woman's attention and prompted a decent amount of responses (It was really stupid, something like "Your profile doesn't really say a lot about you, so if it's all the same, I'm just going to assume that you're a deep under cover government sleeper agent with a heart of gold and a shadowy past.  Ok, that's actually pretty awesome.  Or possibly the plot to rambo.) It was completely ridiculous.  But it made people laugh for some reason AND it prompted them to respond. Then after I figured out that something so stupid actually worked, I SPAMMED THE EVER LIVING SHIT OUT IT.  I must have sent that message to 300 different women in the course of about 2 months.  I didn't care at all.  There was no pride in it.  But it got responses like crazy (probably half of the women I messaged responded) and created a dialogue that I could work with.  I wasn't looking to be honorable about it, I was looking to find someone to spend my life with.

Don't be afraid to ask a girl for her number after 3 or 4 messages.  That's what this is all about right?  Just don't ask for it on the first one because it makes you sound either desperate or like someone who collects people's skin.

OMG SO MANY HORRIBLE DATES.  Seriously dude.  Awful. I probably went on 30 first dates before I met the woman I've spent the last 2 years with.  The first few can be really traumatizing.  Meeting strangers is not easy.  I am just about the most awkward person in the known universe, so I have no advice for how to make them like you once you actually convince them to meet up (DON'T CALL IT A DATE! say something like "want to meet for a few drinks? nothing too serious." The word "date" is too pressure filled.).  What I can tell you though, is that if you take them to a place where the bar tenders/wait staff already know you, it will make the whole ordeal much easier.  I took every. single. girl I met on match to the same dive bar that I'd been going to on an almost weekly basis since I moved to the city.  By about the 10th meetup, the regular servers realized what was going on and actually started to help me out a lot.  I got a whole bunch of free drinks and compliments.  It put me at ease to know that even if things went south I could still hang around afterwards and shoot the shit for a bit.  If things didn't work out, then my night wasn't a total waste.  I think knowing that in the back of my mind helped me out a lot with my confidence issues (well that and the alcohol).

Ok, I've rambled on for WAY too long.

Good luck.

Very well said.

I love it when dating advice often boils down to, "just be yourself, only don't." 

And Kev- it's always good to take sabbaticals from the virtual world.  You come back so refreshed. 


Hah, fifth date in or so I come out of my shell and become detestable.  :D
...
... -_-

Hey, I'm still alive.

Man, I haven't posted here in months.  Somehow or other I just kind of felt I needed to take a break from the site, then once I did it I found it strangely hard to go back.  I had never even intended to be gone so long.  But had been spending entirely too much time here arguing about stupid shit that doesn't really matter and it felt pretty good to get away from it.  Even though I had mostly myself to blame.  Oh well, I'm sorta back now but I'll probably not spend as much time here as I used to.

Did anyone miss me?  Did anyone even notice?

I get phases.  I post here too much, then I take a breather.  It's good, means you're not hooked by the claws of the internet!

Okcupid - meh ok, but didn't find anyone
match.com - are they all bots???
EHarmony - ok you're atheist, and don't want to date religious folks. Sikhism and Hindiusm aren't Christianity so they don't count right? We'll just match you up with all the non-Christian folks and call it a day.
Plentyoffish.com - plenty of nothing but chatter and no substance
Lavalife - more activity where I was, a couple of lame dates and one really awesome date that led to a real match.

Pretty accurate summary.
I do think there are good websites, the paid ones actually having some decent results (my brother and a friend having successful eHarmony hook ups, the former being married now)
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: May 11, 2015, 11:31:40 AM

Gust announcing something soon.  "ShojoxGust" and we'll know presumably in 4 days. 

Here's the pretty music for it:
http://social.gust.co.jp/newproject/bgm/bgm01.mp3
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