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3136  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 02, 2011, 12:52:54 PM
Baking cookies today and I'm on my third batch. Been experimenting with size but I'm going to go for small ones-- they'll fit better into the jar.

Kitchen is an apocalyptic mess, though. Oh wells.



It cannot be as bad as when I attempted making the RPGfan cake.

3137  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Forums / Re: i'm kinda curious... on: June 02, 2011, 12:02:29 PM
I have no idea what this thread is about. lol. any1 want to fill me in?
3138  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Thought you knew just how f***ed up SE is these days? Think again. on: June 02, 2011, 06:39:42 AM
;_; that was so inspiring Logick.

+1 to hopefulness.
3139  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Thought you knew just how f***ed up SE is these days? Think again. on: June 01, 2011, 09:04:24 PM
Yep, pretty much. Japan had a meeting about it. They decided as a nation to stop making good games just to troll us.

They stopped making good RPGs.  They still make plenty of good games in other genres.

Oh? It's just RPGs?

Well, I don't know about you but I don't think Japan trying hard enough here. Clearly their heart isn't in it.
3140  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 01, 2011, 07:41:16 PM
Atelier isn't her name :P

An atelier is an artistic workshop.
3141  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Thought you knew just how f***ed up SE is these days? Think again. on: June 01, 2011, 07:22:57 PM
Yep, pretty much. Japan had a meeting about it. They decided as a nation to stop making good games just to troll us.
3142  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 01, 2011, 03:57:36 PM
70 hours here but I am a massive time waster.
3143  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Number Crunching" on: June 01, 2011, 10:15:45 AM
It seems strange to me to criticize a game for having an element of randomness when it was designed specifically to have randomness.

I hate eating strawberry ice cream because it doesn't taste of mint. :[
3144  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 31, 2011, 10:28:41 PM
This is truly a mystery.
3145  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 31, 2011, 07:57:01 PM
It doesn't really matter, my first Atelier was Atelier Iris 2.
3146  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 31, 2011, 07:48:24 PM
I am particularly fond of the battle system. The "cards" at the top. Especially when you get the character who's speciality is manipulating them. I've never really seen that done before.
3147  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 31, 2011, 07:25:14 PM
curious Starmongoose, how are the Atelier games different from Mana Khemia and the Atelier games not released here, I was gonna play Iris but decided on Mana instead (no real reason, just grabbed it first, lol) but now you have me curious about differences.

Well, the Atelier Iris games are more like your traditional RPG, questing to save the world from the evil bad guy, but with a strong focus on item creation. Though really you only need to make an item once because when you create it the first time you can then replicate it by spending Elements, which you collect by breaking down objects. Like breaking a rock gets you Stone elements and breaking a shrub gets you Water and Wood elements.

The Atelier games that were never brought over here were less about the saving the world and more about meeting the deadlines. Item creation was probably more in depth as well, to make up for lack of emphasis on battle. You are pretty much relegated to making things the hard way at all times, not handy dandy elements.

Mana Khemia is like a happy medium. You have your deadlines for creating items, but also a reason to battle, since there is a villian who needs stopping. My favourite of all the games.
3148  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 31, 2011, 03:47:38 PM
Atelier Annie is a lot more like the Atelier games that were never brought over here. Atelier Violet and so on. Atelier Iris and Mana Khemia are, while still pretty much in the same vein, quite different.
3149  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 31, 2011, 03:42:09 PM
Yes. :P Go to your cauldron and synth it.
3150  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 31, 2011, 03:37:29 PM
I'm pretty sure one of the first areas that open up to you has a water source. :/ Pure Water is the basic ingredient when it comes to Atelier. It's usually right next to you.
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