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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 09, 2014, 02:15:47 PM
Hey the skinhead character you're talking about is obviously based off the Australian wrestler Nathan Jones, so it's not like he's actually an american icon design

17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 09, 2014, 01:18:47 PM
We're talking about a franchise where you can play as a Raptor, a Panda, and 3 different kinds of robots. A cat girl shouldn't just be "not that big a deal", it should expected by now...
Don't forget an aztec warrior deity, a brown bear, a small dinosaur, and a wooden dummy. Plus you can fight a dragon, a large mech, a demonic snake-handed ogre, and pro wrestling indian girl...
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 09, 2014, 12:58:36 PM

Oh brother.  To the whole article.  The new character, to the silly response, everything. 
Then again, I don't really take Tekken too seriously to begin with.

Here's a link to the infamous Lucky Chloe character

More of a reason for Tekken 7 to exist versus Street Fighter 5 (like seriously, what's the point? there isn't even a change in visual styles; its far closer to a Street Fighter 4 Alpha than 5).
To be fair, Tekken 7 is being tested at arcades already, whereas SFV is in its infancy of development from what I know.
19  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: December 09, 2014, 08:36:47 AM
Don't have time to watch the whole video, but he basically establishes that it's endgame gearing. He isn' doing anything I haven't done already though, same cross class, same opening set of moves (though I save brutal swing til after maim) and it relies heavily on melded i90 accessories, something I never bothered with due to costs and a lack of necessity. From what I saw, it's a good guide for sure, but it's mostly for people who haven't played a tank since launch or just never bothered experimenting in general. Most tanks I know all played around with the dd war strat a few times already. I just always felt it made healers work harder and gave tanks an excuse to dodge less, which is why I gave up on it before I took my break.

Quick edit: Dem patch notes. Fucking dragoons better never complain again! EVER!!!!
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 09, 2014, 05:38:30 AM
I've had an absolutely miserable last two weeks.  I'm not going to waste time with descriptions about why that no one will read or really care too much about.  I just wanna say it fucking sucks and leave it at that.

It can't always suck, Dice. Just believe that it can't always suck...
21  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: December 08, 2014, 03:05:30 PM
Been following The Newsroom's final season. Next week is the last episode. I don't wanna go to into detail, but I wanna bring up last night's episode and its rape website plot. I've looked at a few reviews about the episode and they all run to that immediately as an OMG moment of the episode, but for the love of God I can't understand what people didn't like about it. The entire plot was well written and the debate between Don Keefer and the creator of the site/victim herself Mary was well executed. As a guy who isn't a wife beating, simple minded redneck, I was entirely convinced by Don's approach to the whole thing, and his reactions to Mary's story and concerns for what she'd be bringing not only on herself in the broadcasted interview but all people, man and woman alike, who were using her site or identified by it. A couple of reviewers pointed out that Don took too many liberties in the interview, naming Sorkin's fantasy-esque view of the situation as unreal. Having watched the series through and through, however, I felt that (assuming Sorkin isn't too stupid to forget his character's past episodes) Don came into this with a greater level understanding than most would. Sloan Sabbith had been victimized by an ex last season using a website where he posted nudes of her, demeaning her and probably influencing many future oppertunities for her because of it, and he spe t nearly the entire episode being there for her and just being a friend to lean on. It's even mentioned during his discussion with Mary, and in my opinion, it gave Don a level headedness to this discussion that most people wouldn't have had. The only grievance I had at the whole thing was Mary's decision to go on with it. Mary's showed an understanding of what she was doing, and unless Sorkin isn't well associated with the internet, trolls would ruin the site entirely, making it a mockery of fake rape posts, rape threats, and doxxing incidents. If she had done this interview she would have destroyed herself, and as Don said, most certainly someone would use it to ruin the life of an ex. You can't be both reasonable and unreasonable at the same time, and you can't say you "did the math" about weighing the good and bad regarding said website's potential and have found in any way that morons wouldn't have destroyed it in mere minutes. It just seemed unrealistic that none of this was mentioned. I mean cmon, major news websites are starting to remove their comments sections because of trolls fucking with them, something like this brought into media attention would absolutely get targetted for total trollification. But yeah, one disagreement in an otherwise very entertaining show.

Oh yeah, the ending of the episode pissed me off too. Not saying why cuz spoilers.
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most horseshit battles you've suffered through, an RPG retrospective on: December 08, 2014, 06:40:13 AM
I kinda liked the secret final fight in Xillia 2 before the final dungeon for this, because it's pretty fucking WHOA DAMN SHIT IS SERIOUS HERE.

Also, the possibilty of walking into a berserkr or worse, archmage, in breath of fire 3. That could really ruin your day if you weren't super powered and/or simply looking for it. Granted once adequately powered,they weren't so bad, but especially on first run playthroughs the 2 of them were fuck awful.

Diabolos in FFVIII also had that bullshit moment of OH SNAP WHAT THE HELL DID HE JUST DO. Graviga was pretty horseshit when you fought him, and usually ended up following it with a physical attack that guaranteed a on someone.
23  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: December 07, 2014, 07:29:21 PM
Yeah, in XI it would have been awesome to bump 30 stat points around a bit. A dark knight that could in fact hit the broad side of a barn, that'd be just swell. Or a monk with a little less health and a littls more str, also pretty cool.
24  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: December 07, 2014, 09:30:49 AM
that would punish warriors though. i just got got my i90 crafted accessories and will be respecing my war to str soon.
Playing as a str warrior for most of my last 3 month in XIV, I can safely say that DD wars aren't great anyway. You sacrifice ALOT of your hp to even do substantially noticeable damage to enemies in return. No healer ever thanked a tank for being able to add 10% extra dps to their output...just saying.

It's mostly just a prideful thing to nail 1500+ Inner Beasts on crits...it does get the blood flowing. It's also somewhat helpful to aggro aqusition in some cases, like making a fellow tank look bad, lol. But honestly, if SE forced the bonus stat out and simply reallocated the points back to the main stat, I'm sure most people wouldn't care. I know smn/sch users would be thrilled at not having to split the stat or blow 10k seals every time they feel like changing their allocation of stats ...
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn. on: December 07, 2014, 05:53:39 AM
I know, I know...but in my defense, it's just informing people that it happened...not like there was any sleeping with Sony employees to get this information out there,nyuck nyuck.
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn. on: December 06, 2014, 08:33:28 PM
I kinda like the general series topics for older titles.
I really wanna play this one again...
I wouldn't have even put this up if it were anything else, but Suikoden getting a psn release is pretty hooge.
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn. on: December 06, 2014, 07:36:47 PM
Not sure why your topic says "1 and 2".  The second is news, sure, but the first one has been on PSN for years.
I keep forgetting about 1 because most people don't even mention it, plus the kotaku link says both....whoopsie.
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: December 06, 2014, 07:34:54 PM
Point taken, I can't keep fighting this battle, anyway. I agree that the death of Eric Garner is not something to be taken lightly. I just get so pissed at the lack of sympathy for police officers. There are 35000 police officers in New York, and because maybe 50 of them pull off something stupid or dangerous or less savory than most people are willing to hear, all of a sudden every cop is a racist, power hungry douche. I have reasons to dislike police officers but I stop and consider what the 2 that wronged me and my family account for in the long run...not much. I know, as Parn said, that the situation was handled poorly, it could all have been avoided entirely though if he had just done the lawful thing and stopped in the name of the law.

It just gets to me is all.

Also, I realize I said Garner wasn't indicted...hurr durr Offixee Pantaleo. My bad.
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 06, 2014, 04:42:56 PM

Only took what... 8 years?
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: December 06, 2014, 04:39:49 PM
You're biased and from a racist town, you're trying too hard to detach from racist roots by defending shit like this. Because that's what it is, bullshit. He commit a crime, he was detained, he resisted and was forcibly grounded and in the process his asthma triggered and, mostly due to the fact that he was trying to get away initially, his pleas for help were ignored. No one should have died from what should have been a simple arrest, but the officer should not be punished for doing his job, nor should this event force an entire restructuring of the NYPD.

You know what,at the end of the day,a jury of people who showed no bias in this incident agreed that what was done wasn't illegal and Garner is not to be indicted for it. Yeah, I'm fairly sure my opinion isn't the minority here.
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