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706  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Retro VGM that you love. on: October 05, 2010, 11:16:19 PM
The oldschool chiptune nes music ftw.
megaman 2 and 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J73r_zDlXaA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAwZS6Ksw0Q
Little Nemo: the Dream Master
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWZcjHNJhog
Chip and Dale : Rescue Rangers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMTFD5DS0FM
double dragon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3c2xbYWKY0
almost anything composed by David Wise.
707  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: August 27, 2010, 10:28:37 AM
I think what really sent fluxes sky high was when they added vendors that sold them... for insane prices. So people just undercut the vendors a tad and thought they were giving people a bargain. I would try Balaurea but pvp is so broken right now on my server I'm not even going to bother. Elyos have the entire Abyss including Divine Fortress. When they cancelled the server transfers the Asmodian race lost their once chance to even the odds - I think most people on Asmo side just quit after that.

/tangent

Aion's server merge and the free unmoderated transfer a week after the merges ,pretty much put the game on life support. NcSoft in all their wisdom merged alot of servers that should not have been merged together. The result was alot of Elyos dominated servers where not only were asmo out numbered, but hopelessly out geared as well. Ziikel players from both factions did population counts using the game character search. The numbers were not pretty, just barely  3:2. The first night elyos had 33 freaking alliances during fort sieige.  The next problem was NcSoft set up a event  called "dash of the daevas". This event rewarded the faction who could totally dominate the opposing side 14 Major Ancient crowns,  which is around 133k ap. Elyos went into burn, rape, and pillage mode and stomped the Asmodians into the ground, on all NA servers, except vaizel. Guess where most of the asmo transferred to the first instant free unmoderated transfers were available ? NcSoft is still trying to fix the mess they themselves created.  Its gotten to the point where they changed the event rewards and used  the crowns as a carrot on a stick to bleed subs. They claimed  they had technical difficulties delivering the crowns, yet they mysteriously become available right after the times most peoples subs renewed. All you had to so to receive the crowns was  be a active subscriber, this was available to anyone who played the game.
708  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: August 27, 2010, 02:38:18 AM
Well, for one they had more bots than players at one point. Literally it was impossible to finish quests because they kept killing all the mobs. There are vids still around of trains of bots farming areas or camping respawns. The main thing is that Aion has some pretty ugly cash sinks. Healing lost xp from death and crafting/enchanting required tons of materials and cost. Wings were expensive, transport was expensive - mobs rarely dropped money, they just randomly dropped uncommon quality items that vendored for decent sums of cash. The higher level you were, the more money they sold for but the less they dropped. ex. level 20 polearm would vendor for 8.5k, a level 50 polearm would vendor for 500k. RMT controlled the income (drops from mobs you'd sell) and they controlled the supply (crafting mats that were gathered) as well as the AH. The inflation got so bad that level 23-28 crit crafted gear was selling for millions of kinah because that was how crafters could break even because of how much supplies cost at the AH. They couldn't reasonably gather themselves because there were so many bots, plus bots using hacks making gathering almost impossible against them. The fact that it was impossible to accrue several million by the mid 20's, much less later in the game at 50 showed just how much they had a stranglehold on the economy. You could not effectively gear your character without buying from the AH, and the costs were directly influenced by RMT. The fact that there was so much kinah in circulation despite this was clear proof that alot of players were buying gold. By the time they effectively got down to banning and blocking RMT and bots, the damage was done. The economy had gotten so inflated already that sky high prices didn't drop much, and with the massive bleed off of players, there wasn't enough competition to drive prices down either. Then at endgame the best armor requires you to crit craft the Hot Heart of Magic which requires 100 of a specific item, and if you fail the crit, you have to gather them all over again. Mind you these components AH for 150-330k EACH. The ultimate RNG cash/time sink courtesy of Korean masochism.
Everything is a money sink in Aion. The economy  eventually recovered in aion. After last  November's massive genocidal ban wave. what hurt is Aion is the fact that Ncsoft banned EVERYONE  rmt bots, player bots  that had script based bot programs. a lot of people also got banned from ip waved proxiy bans. the problem was Ncsoft method of banning was so heavy handed it damn near killed alot of servers. whole top legions got banned during the wave. alot of innocent people also got caught in the crossfire. There  have hardly been any bots since the ban wave. the rmters make all their money by hacking accounts now. bots have  now started  to reappear a bit  in certain areas due to the new expansion that is coming out in two weeks.
edit: Actually the prices got worse after the ban wave for items like fluxes and other gathered  materials because  the drop rates were so atrocious. if you kill 500 mobs you would be lucky if you got a green premium weapon or armor flux. You need  6 of those  and a bunch of other mats to make an attempt at being an expert craftsman.You have a high chance of failing this test due to rng. Everyone was trying to do this test for their profession because after you pass it you could make some sick golds and make major bank. After the ban wave prices went from 300k per flux to 750k due to the fact that there were not many people able to farm them and the low drop rate.  Most people at the time were in the late 30s early 40s and very few were 45+ needed to farm the mobs that dropped the fluxes.  As what remained of the population leveled up the economy eventually recovered.
709  Media / General Games / Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360 on: August 20, 2010, 01:54:30 AM
I knew I heard that music before:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmSaRsAzV4c
doesn't surprise me. lots of game composers have "borrowed" from classical pieces
710  Media / General Games / Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360 on: August 19, 2010, 10:52:04 PM
it will probably be more tame in the actual release. You can tell they are going for shock and wow value in the trailer. It indeed does look like Meguro is back on his A game and  I am really liking the art direction.
711  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: August 18, 2010, 02:03:21 AM
Jason Paige - "Pokemon Theme"

You teach me, and I'll teach you....PO-KE-MON!!!!
712  Media / General Games / Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360 on: August 17, 2010, 11:28:25 PM
I'll be looking into the soundtrack :P
713  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 13, 2010, 02:03:15 PM
I must be too American or something because whenever I see game characters talk about Ramen and how good someone makes it, all I can think about is dumping the Ramen brick I bought for 12 cents from the store into boiling water and adding powder.  I need to find me some good ramen or something because if their commentary says anything, it states that I'm missing something.
Ramen out of those 15 cent packs don't even compare. Go to Ichiban steakhouse and order a deluxe ramen bowl.  Omg, they are so awesome!
714  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 01, 2010, 12:01:28 PM
Yeah, it does have some high school comedy in it  but after 13 The anime just ditches the story and goes totally just for that. Its sorta justified seeing what happened at the end of episode 12, but that doesn't mean it sucks any less. Going to watch 16-20 later and hopefully it gets back on track again.
715  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 30, 2010, 04:54:07 PM
Seikon no Qwaser 13-15 WTF? what happened to the epic, dark, perverted, sadist of the week shounen title it used to be? Now its converted into a crappy high school comedy...
716  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: June 29, 2010, 11:33:12 PM
Demitori - 霊知の太陽信仰 ~ Nuclear Fusion
717  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 29, 2010, 11:31:33 PM
Seikon no Qwsar the uncensored version.  This show is just so wrong on so many levels and just when you think they can't up the perverseness any higher they take it up to 11
718  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: June 28, 2010, 07:57:43 PM
warning educational: crows are smart birds damn it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPGknpq3e0
719  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: June 25, 2010, 01:11:08 PM
Electric Wizard - Master Of Alchemy (i. House Of Whipcord - ii. The Black Drug)
720  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: June 15, 2010, 06:26:27 PM
Square unfucked the combat system.  It now looks solid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eONoACmL5AM

Basically, the ATB gauge fills only when you are idle.  Each action takes a portion of your ATB gauge, and you can execute commands at any time so long as you have enough in your ATB gauge.  In essence, you can unleash a torrent of attacks all at once if you wanted and attack non-stop until your gauge is empty.  You control the pace of your attacks.

I like what I see, a lot.  This is a tremendous departure from FFXI's snorefest.  I am ecstatic.

wow, I am actually starting to get interested in this game again. Hopefully they continue with the improvements.
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