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1456  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: July 19, 2013, 04:17:07 AM
I had blacksmithing to 23 I think and a couple others to 13, and having HQd a large number of pieces of gear....yeah I doubt the items would really be worth the hassle anyway.  None of the created items were better than dungeon drops by a longshot, outside of having materia slots which in itself isn't that huge anyway. To be frank, even the stat increases between HQ and NQ aren't big, at best a single damage or defense point higher and maybe an str or int point as well. FFXI really got stupid about those HOOGE BOOSTS between standard and +1 gear so the idea of HQ vs NQ being simply a few extra gil instead of literally millions is pretty nice.
1457  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 19, 2013, 02:27:57 AM
So I'm gonna try to bench 335lbs on my next chest day at the gym. I have done 315 on repeated visits normally at the end of my bench press run, albeit only once per attempt. I've been adding new exercises to my workouts like push ups, cable flies, dumbell variations of regular exercises, and a few others. I'm actually proud of myself that at 375lbs I can do a solid 40 push ups in one go. I may go for broke next time I do chest and see how many of those I can bust out in one go. Funny thing...as a kid I could barely do 20. Weight lifting is changing my everything.

In other news, that lady I talked about having the hots for is coming back to NY next week. Think she's back til the end of august, but idk if I'm ready mentally to say or do anything. I'm far more confident around people (I don't feel odd answering the door without a shirt on anymore, so long as I have shorts on), but trying to get in the door with her....it seems so far fetched still. My sister has told me she doesn't go for white guys, and that she's into thugs, so I am DEFINITELY out of my element there. I dunno, maybe another week or two and I'll feel more in control of my own shit, especially if I bust out some larger numbers at the gym.

And of course, she'd HAVE to come back for August, the fire month of rpg gaming. 2 games at the start and then FFXIV at the end plus beta. I mean, a relationship should take precedence, but you're looking at a dedicated gamer who has been playing since before this girl was even born (only a year but still). It'd be like telling a football star to cut back and get a girlfriend...unlikely.

Man, nothing's ever easy.
1458  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 19, 2013, 12:04:46 AM
Hey, now me and Akanbe- have something in common! :D And great pics Parn, looks like a right good group of chaps there. I'm totes jealous of your vacation; looks like it was a lot of fun.

Thanks!  And oh it was.  There was a fair bit of... extra-curricular activity if you know what I mean.
He meants chaps as in friends, not the assless variety you PERV!
1459  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Best **Badass** Moments in games on: July 19, 2013, 12:03:00 AM

I think we can all agree that this is DEFINITELY top 3 most badass moments ever...assuming the suplex kills the train. If you don't kill it, you're fired.
1460  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Earthbound now out on Wii U VC (seriously) on: July 18, 2013, 10:35:25 PM
Christ it doesn't have to be a sequel, but why can't we get an Earthbound style game released in this day and age? Silly humor, modern day aspects, giant slime piles, an oddly alien yet benevolent race of strange beings who know everything and have a single word used as more of a gag than an actual term....damnit I want more Mr. Saturn!
1461  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Earthbound now out on Wii U VC (seriously) on: July 18, 2013, 05:45:26 PM
For fucks sake when can we have a next gen sequel of earthbound? I will forgive everything Nintendo has ever done wrong if they just made a fucking sequel already. Mother 3 doesn't count since we had to all use underhanded means to play (and understand) it.
1462  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: July 18, 2013, 05:43:18 PM
Lightning Returns isn't a sham of a title. It plays very well, has awesome graphics, and great music so far, and has some interesting ideas that were quite enjoyable in the E3 demo.

This is coming from someone that did not care for either XIII or XIII-2.
Taelus, I am just gonna say this because I like your overall taste in game music and you're pretty cool and such. Plus....Rage mode is still active so caps lock.



You have to read this in a way that makes you feel like you're talking with a good pal who's more entertained by the arguement and sort of giggling and talking with huge hand gestures and unnecessary embelishment. It's a true opinion but delivered in a joke manner to convey the sillyness of the entire thing.
1463  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: July 18, 2013, 05:33:15 PM
That was the most recent article I read that pushed me into the annoyed territory I am currently in. The writer just says it's not bad, and argues the semantics of people's dislike. Last time I checked, dislike doesn't need a reason, nor does like. I don't get why it's so imperative for people to explain why what you like or don't like is wrong. State your opinion, bitch regarding it, move on to next opinion. If a discussion happens, fine and dandy but don't fucking educate people on why their opinion isn't right and true. It's a fact that Lightning has mixed reviews, and it's a generally accepted opinion that the masses who are male and like Lightning do so because she's hot. Why does anyone have to try to argue that with polls that consist of less than a single digit percent of people who know of her and have some opinion regarding her? Best part though is when the person arguing gives that LUDICROUS statement of "I have no preference for or against her". If you don't care, she's a worthless character that offered nothing to the game, which results in a wasted character and as such, an opinion now leaning less in favor of the game. This should really ring a bell in your head that rings "useless".

God damnit my rage knows no end. RANTRANTRANT.
1464  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 18, 2013, 04:30:14 PM
Sometimes people get me one of those expensive-ass boxes of pears from Harry and Davids. And I really have no desire to eat that many pears, but, you know, they're expensive, I feel obligated, and they're only good for about a week (and you get like, ten).

I really hate throwing edible food out because it goes bad, but it's inevitable when people force fruit on you.

Freeze them bitches and throw 'em at trains.


Mesh, get with dessert baking. Pear cobbler, pear torte, pear pie...so many options.
1465  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: July 18, 2013, 04:23:17 PM
So I keep seeing articles about the whole Lightning in XIV thing, and it's driving me nuts. Everywhere I look, it's either bitching about how no one likes her (I hate her character but damn if she isn't pixel hawtness), or bitching about how no one cares she's in it. It's hilarious how no one actually states outright that they love the idea of her in the game, only they don't care she's gonna be in it and we all should just not care. I don't get that passive horseshit, if you don't care she's gonna be in it then OBVIOUSLY you're not pleased. Why the fuck do you (generalizing btw) simply accept things you don't care for? If it's not something you want, then stop taking it like a prison bitch and at least vocalize your opinion about what you would want. It doesn't always need to be an internet riot, but telling everyone else to take it like a bitch is just as, if not more irritating.

I am extremely excited for this game, Lightning be damned. I'd love to see more FFVI stuff over her ridiculous dull monotone attitude. Hell, the only reason she's getting the push is to help promote this sham of a fucking title FFXIII-3. Much rather have Tifa or even Rinoa....wait fuck that, Selphie or Quistis, or fuck even Dagger make an appearance. Lightning's hot, for sure...but in that rare instance where a man thinks with his head instead of his penis, it's a given that Lightning is a terrible character.
1466  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 18, 2013, 02:04:55 PM
<---hasn't been to a dentist since he was in the single digits.
1467  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 18, 2013, 01:41:40 PM
@Kevadu: We must be related on a genetic level, I have a baby tooth that had no adult replacement as well. Worst part is it's dead center on my bottom row of teeth. So I have a this little fucker sitting at the end of a row of teeth, then a gap before 2 more teeth which grew to the left due to the lovely unclaimed space, another smaller gap, and the rest of my teeth. The baby tooth is still there, lovely and chipped on top from getting punched in the face as a kid (which also broke one of my upper molars on the left side...a whole different horror story). Thanks for the heads up on the cost, as I wasn't sure if I'd ever deal with it. Now I know I can safely say FUCK DAT NOISE.

Semi regular gym visits still, generally 3-4 days a week. Due to horrible heat wave #4 this summer season my desire to walk 1/2  a mile each way to the gym has dwindled so I have been skimping on visits or taking a bus. Sad times :(
1468  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: July 18, 2013, 01:31:40 PM
Honestly if the rabbit had jumped like a half second later, it probably would have cleared the windshield. That little SOB was jumping like its life depended on it...which it did.
1469  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: July 18, 2013, 04:30:46 AM
When out driving, beware of kamikaze rabbits... (actual video starts at 00:40)

I know that rabbit didn't survive, but goddamn....the hops...that was a solid 4 feet it jumped in the air.
1470  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: July 16, 2013, 10:00:14 PM
I'm not a fan of hers, and this guy basically summed up the reasons why I think she's full of shit. He, however, is as full of himself as she is full of herself. Still, between the 2 assholes, he's slightly less offensive to an overall audience.
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