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1426  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wishful thinking: What would you want in a hypothetical Grandia 4? on: May 16, 2013, 01:25:04 AM
I'd like a grandia that consists of the first 75% of grandia 2 and the last 25% of grandia, and the characters consist of Ryudo pre-bitch, Mareg, Justin post-bitch, and Gadwin....scratch that, just Gadwin and Mareg. Keep.the battle style and feel of 3, but take out the STUPIDLY FUCKING INSANE amounts of hp bosses had. Those fights took forever, and generally consisted of using the critical command every round, unless you had enough sp for the generic cancel sp move or a good sp move. Also, magic is w/e, so just throw one of the games' magic systems in there. 2's was least offensive and least weird, so I guess that works.
1427  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: meeting RPGfanners on: May 16, 2013, 01:17:10 AM
1st time in history I've been described as a guy's guy.

Let me continue folding my target bought star wars AND trek t-shirts.
Closet nerdiness aside, you still talk about regular things and topics that don't involve video games and hating your job. The only person who seems like more of a general dude then you is dice.
1428  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 15, 2013, 11:47:32 PM
Installed an outdoor water faucet in my backyard today. 14 inches of brick and a 1 inch wide hole to make through it. I gotta say... I will never complain about a jackhammer operator making noise again. 10 minutes on a hammer drill turned my arm into jelly. The reciprocating action of the drill head bouncing back and forth with essentially all my weight behind it centered at my hands and indirectly my elbows. It was not fun, especially after the first bit's head had been nearly worn off completely, making it a very slow process. To add insult to injury, my father who normally wouldn't be so lazy, measured the distance between where the wall ended inside so as to pass through completely incorrectly. I ended drilling into the corner of the house basically instead of the back wall to the water lines, wasting nearly an hour of work and 2 fully charged batteries. Had to go to an old corded hammer drill with no easy to replace the drill bit due to it's chuck not having a proper key. We had to use a couple screwdrivers to manually turn the chuck to grip or release a bit (much harder than it sounds). Essentially 3 hours of drilling through the wall and finally, we finished.

The faucet's pipe was short half an inch.

Thankfully we adapted a small brass coupler onto it so as to make the connection to our water lines, but still....FUCK today was a bitch. Best part is it's just for our whiny landlord who wants it to wash his car easier. We charged him 200 bucks, 100 of it being parts. A contractor would have charged easily triple that.

Question, does my name say "sucker" anywhere under it?
1429  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: meeting RPGfanners on: May 15, 2013, 11:33:30 PM
I wanna meet Alisha so we can compare tastes on rpgs and ladies.

I wanna meet Yoda because he just seems like such a generic guy's guy. I never actually met one of those.

I wanna watch a movie with grim. I feel like he would be one of those guys who'd get so irritated at a bad film he would get up and yell at it midflick and walk out, and god I wanna see that happen.

I wanna meet dincrest cuz he's got a fucking action figure. When he gets famous (rich) I hope he asks me to do his home entertainment set up.

I wanna meet Hathen for 2 reasons. One, i played ffxi with him for something like 3 years, and he was the only person who never bullshit me, never dumped me for something better, and always included me when he could on what he was doing. He helped me get loads of shit done and advanced me beyond anything I would have done normally, so I consider him the coolest football in FFXI.  Two, if ventrillo and mumble have taught me anything about him, he's gonna fucking piss someone off in public super hard, and god I wanna see that happen.

Everyone else here has no specific reason why, but I'd love to meet em regardless. You only understand so much about a person by just reading what they write. A voice behind the words adds so much to the person, and a face behind the voice even more.
1430  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix plans for the future, Doom and Gloom on: May 15, 2013, 03:46:54 AM
Adoulin, actually Cyril, and it was only released for PS2 in japan.

SE just needs to stop trying to break the mold with every new game they make.
1431  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: meeting RPGfanners on: May 14, 2013, 11:22:01 PM
I got to meet turnbasedude and ashtrot last year, was gonna get together again last month with them but I got sick the day of...fuckin ruined my week that did.

I'd be down for a meet and greet type thing so long as I didn't have to come up with any suggestions on where and what to do. I'm a boring motherfucker.
1432  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: May 14, 2013, 12:45:03 PM
^I'm only here for the GIFs.

Anything using half-baked can't be bad. New xbox will be awesome for this gif alone.
1433  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 13, 2013, 04:12:10 PM
It'd be awesome if you could take your personal characters with you into another players game.  Like using my own Asbel in someone else's game.
1434  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 13, 2013, 03:54:35 PM
The idea for heavy weight lifting if to work to failure. Basically, keep going til you can't do it right or at all. I think alot of my recent problem was I went from shoulders to chest, which didn't give me a lot of recovery room for either muscle group since most chest exercises work shoulders and vice versa.

Well, today's easy, since I'm going to help my sister work out. She wants to lift weights, so big brudder has to help lil sis.

@Hathen I've seen a lot of people increase their weight progression in different ways. Some people do their heaviest set first and work backwards after, a few guys I know do shock methods, where they change entire workouts for muscle groups every visit so they won't do the same exercise twice in a month. Most of my friends who exercise don't even care to increase weights, just doing it for tone. I've been doing the standard 4 set gradual increase, generally starting with a very light weight for a large number of reps, minimally 12. Each following set gets closer to my max weight and less reps per set, so generally sets are 12+, 10, 8, and 6 to 8 or the best I can do. I was doing 5 sets for a while, but I'd generally be shot after 3 workouts which isn't enough to get much of a burn going. I advise everyone to try a heavier weight when they're lifting, and my general mantra is "if you did it once, you can do it again".

1435  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: May 13, 2013, 11:08:16 AM
Best picture I ever saw.

I changed my pawn's look the other day. I realize that getting a real-life feel is near impossible, given the lack of.hair options, but I'm content that he looks like me to a degree. My main kinda looks like Scarlett Johansson. Yes I made a female main, she's hot.
1436  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: May 13, 2013, 02:59:52 AM
I jump between assasin, strider, and ranger when I feel lazy. I maxed out fighter and warrior for their augment skills, and mostly just run around on assasin since they have the movement of strider and the melee of fighter.

I fought an Ur Dragon earlier, online version. A lot easier than I remember.
1437  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 12, 2013, 08:44:16 PM
Less rumors, more Tales of Xillia.
1438  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: May 12, 2013, 08:40:58 PM
I hate being a mage in this game so bad.
1439  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: May 12, 2013, 03:36:58 PM
Ohhh, so since Parn's playing the expansion, I can't use his pawn anymore? That sucks.
1440  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Alright peeps, lets try: Top 10 Favorite Games on: May 12, 2013, 03:35:41 PM
In order of most preferred/most repeated playthroughs.

Final Fantasy Tactics
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Megaman X
Super Mario World
Super Mario Brothers 3
Xenosaga 3
Megaman Legends
Dragon's Dogma
Saga Frontier

Any of those 10 games I can pick up and play again from any point in game and know where I am, where to go, and have some level of fun. I have a large number of other games I can add to this list in regards to picking up and playing again, but these are the top 10.
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