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2041  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: April 25, 2012, 10:07:59 AM
Geth Infiltrator is pretty crack, just know that small stages are your enemy. You wanna be shooting before anything is close enough to hit you. Otherwise, hunter mode will get you killed.

The shield reduction from hunter mode is actually not too bad, since apparently it only affects your base shields - the increases you get from putting points into advanced hardware aren't reduced by it.
Yes, but my point still stands. If you're close to enemies, that small shiled reductiom could mean the difference between making it to cover or convulsing on the floor waiting for a res. Course, hunter mode could save you from turning a corner into a shitfest of enemies. It haa its ups and downs.
2042  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 25, 2012, 12:32:22 AM
I hate the new practice of mods replacing usernames with their first names. I don't know why, but I do. It's not like I have anything against anyone personally. In fact I have it whenever people around here throw around 1st names like we're supposed to know.
It does kinda kill the whole impersonality of the internet, doesn't it?
2043  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 24, 2012, 11:26:45 PM
You did see that the topic title is "house of rant" correct? It's a rant, because I usually am pissed about it at the time of writing. Speaking of good rants...

Have you ever had to deal with someone elses "handiwork" like cleaning up a section of a store that someone had been working on, only it's a bigger disaster then before they started? In my line of work, home a/v installation, alot of times I have to go into someones home, find cables through walls, and fix problems with equipment. Now don't get me wrong, most of the time.....well maybe half of the time it isn't so bad. Something silly like an infrared repeater falling off a cable box making your programmed remote not work, or an amplifier fuse burning out, or said amplifier failing and needing a replacement. Hell, a funny one was a rat bit through speaker cable, I had to giggle a bit. But then, there's the poor handiwork. Like some asshole electrician who ran some rg-6 cable through a wall and left 2 FUCKIN INCHES OF BARE CABLE STICKING OUT OF A HOLE THE SIZE OF A DIME WITH THE CABLE BOX LOCATED AT THE MOTHER FUCKING OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM kind of silly handiwork. Clients don't wanna hear about how you have to run a cable across the room, the want it back in a wall, which I might add is now freshly painted and the painters don't wanna hear about how they're gonna have to repaint later when we fuck up the wall. Even better,  when I finish laying out 200 feet of cat-6 shielded cable, terminate the ends (ever try that, it's not fun) and mark where the lines run on the opeb wall, and then some twat fuck of a construction worker cuts the cable because he thought it was on the wrong side of a stud? 2 hours of passing cable through walls, all down the drain because some moron can't fucking look. Expensive cable at that. Or today's massive shitfest, which is actually a regular occurence. I walk into an apartment to fix a vent fan for a equipment rack. Apparently the genius who installed the fan installed it backwards, leading to air being pulled in. After fixing fuck up number one, I was asked to replace a few power cables with higher quality ones (the guy I work for is all about high end, the receiver in this rack was 6,000 dollars alone....don't ask about the three different amplifiers), which was easy...on paper. See, the last person back behind this rack didn't think anyone would ever touch it again, because every cable was fully stressed, crossed over another cable, and hanging in by a thread. Small units were falling down, the rack had no space for a large hand ( I ain't tiny), and overall, it was a disaster. 4 hours behind this rack fixing this buttfucks asshat job, should have taken 25 minutes. A half of a day wasted with bullshit. I don't care about the pay, this was ridiculous. If someone has to follow my work in a place, I am damnsure going to make sure he or she understands what I did and where everything is going to or coming from, as well as not leave it like a giant pig sty. What the fuck, it takes an extra minute to tidy a cable up, or label a line that travels a mile through a wall. Even when I worked at radioshack, I always got stuck redoing the home entertainment section, and the previous guy who would "fiddle" with it would leave cables hooked up going nowhere, tangled with other cables and putting stress on them, occupying spots in a distribution amplifier that would degrade signal to other units, and so on. Cmon, clean up your damn work. I like being proud of what I have done, don't most of you have a desire to feel proud of your work?

Fucking eh.
2044  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: April 24, 2012, 10:41:11 PM
Chill out, guys.

@ Back on topic

MP is surprisingly fun, even with random disconnects. I lucked out and got an Asari Adept in a veteran pack, so I've been basically setting up biotic detonations everywhere. Got a Batarian in our group and the heavy melee reminds me so much of a falcon punch.

Now to get that Salarian Engineer...
What do you spend credits on? Generally, your best bet is to nab spectre packs and pray for a good buy. Also, salarian engineer is the best meatshield ever. Decoy fucking owns.

Geth Infiltrator is pretty crack, just know that small stages are your enemy. You wanna be shooting before anything is close enough to hit you. Otherwise, hunter mode will get you killed.
2045  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: April 24, 2012, 10:26:17 PM
You do realise that sarcasm translates pretty poorly in text, right? Just checking. ;)
Everyone's a critic.
2046  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 24, 2012, 10:07:39 PM
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Therefore, I see Caius as a paradox.

Ahhhhh I see what you did there, Prime. Very clever, lol.
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But you missed something. He isn't trying to destroy everything. In his current time, everything is destroyed. The time hopping is supposed to be what is killing the yeuls, as it keeps changing time and as a consequence, forces yeul to re-see events, which is the cause of her deaths. Maybe I'm overanalyzing (thanks squeenix), but if you look at it that way, it becomes a vicious cycle. Caius' response to it may be the only answer he can find. I guess it will take another story to clarify it, but it looks like it's either he lives forever with yeul dying, or he lives forever by himself.
As for dice, i don't think Caius is boring. He reminds me of Kenshiro of Fist of the North Star. Quiet, stoic, obviously somber, and knows the name of only one woman. Yeul, Yuria, coincedence?
2047  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: April 24, 2012, 09:39:23 PM
*grumblegrumble*people got no sense of humor*grumble*

Sorry draak, was only busting chops. Can we be fwends again?

:)
(it's sarcasm only in a humorous manner, I sincerley wasn't aiming to piss anyone off, it was all meant in good fun, which draak actually seemed to accept based on his reply)
2048  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 24, 2012, 08:54:14 PM
(We really need to change the "Spoiler Tag" to the Quote+Black Text Colour... I had reading a paragraph in a marquee).

He is cool, but I still think he gets too much love, mainly because his motives for saving Yeul, and extraordinarily bland character to begin with and completely irrelevant to the series till 13-2 and it's "new-fiction" (i.e.; switching from Fal'cie centered plot to a Time Travel one) is stupid.  IF maybe he had a daughter that was born as a "Yeul", it'd make a bit more sense, but she is otherwise just a tragic lass.  Yeul does suffer a tragic fate, but none so stupid to destroy time and order and everything else for her sake (in effect wiping even them two from it).

I think Serah's absolutely impossibly styled hair is what gets me the most.  The mullet out back, curls on the side, and the most bizarre blend of real-life-anime bangs in front. o_<
But, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, at least JRPGs like giving long hair to their characters... Mass Effect gave you a choice of buzzcut, man-do, or short bob.
But (and I can't believe I'm defending it from a character point of view) one of the big issues is Caius has been the guardian for how long now? Going further, how long has he been trying to change things? Going even further, how long has he seen events that have happened that now have unhappened and so on/so forth? It's like living hell. Lock a man in a room and make him watch a terrible moment for a year straight. i bet if you put a gun with one bullet next to him, he will shoot himself. Only in Caius' case, he doesn't get that option.

(I'm not sure if this next part is spoilers or not, as it's not really a major plot twist, but if you haven't looked into ffxiii-2 at all you wouldn't know about it, so I spaced it out just in case.)

Caius' only other option was to let Noel beat him, inherit his horror, and cease his own existence. In all fairness, this option solves nothing, Noel would eventually become Caius and the cycle would renew itself. Not for nothing, what's stopping the goddess who created all of this from ending it? Why couldn't she end his curse, or Yeul's for that matter? She's no better than the fal'cie for not thinking humans could handle shit alone, they needed a cheater to see what would happen. Hell, what if the big plot buster here is Caius is really Noel? For all we know, the man has been time travelling for a while now, and they never mention his mentor.


(my god I could write this shit for the next ff game, it beats there horse crap plot otherwise.)
2049  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: April 24, 2012, 06:07:39 PM
Ah cmon, I meant it more sarcastically than anything. Besides, I'm pretty sure someone actually used the same wording he did regarding the ending. It's just....so exact. You can't honestly tell me you didn't think the same thing when you read his opinion.

...Actually, didn't you say something like this regarding the ending too, John?
2050  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 24, 2012, 05:59:14 PM
Allow me to simplify why Caius is hands down awesome...besides being just so godly broken.

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Caius has spent what could be summed up as eternity watching Yeul die. Repeatedly, frequently, and for the silliest of reasons. At first, he knew why she had to pass on, but after the umpteenth time watching her pass again, he finally snapped. What was the point of it all, the continued cycle of a life so short that it barely holds any meaning, outside of the one watching it happen. Knowing he could never escape this fate, having to watch her die again and again, he tried to beat his shitty hand. If he couldn't save her directly, he could take fate out of the equation. No goddess, no time, no order, no worries.


Seriously, I can't blame him. I bet snow would kill a goddess to bring serah back....oh wait he did.

Caius is hands down the most tragic villian in ff, and arguably the most powerful. It's a shame he turned out the way he did, would have probably made a cool hero.
2051  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: April 24, 2012, 09:37:53 AM
Welcome to THE EXACT SAME THING everyone else said a month ago. Talk about being late to the party.
2052  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: April 23, 2012, 11:55:34 PM
Well, it's only for PS3/Vita, so I imagine that won't be as big a problem. I'm hoping it'll be like Wipeout in that Vita and PS3 owners can play with each other, but we'll see.
Oh whoops, thought there was a 360 release tossed in as well. Fuck it, ps3 for the win.
2053  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 23, 2012, 09:02:33 PM
It's also easy to think it's good if you go in with really, REALLY low expectations. I'd take this over SO4 any day, at least FFXIII-2 seems to know HOW to have fun with itself.
Yeah, I think that may be what bittered you to 13-2, Ashton. You played Mass Effect 3, which was a good story SHUT UP YES IT WAS A GOOD STORY, and then followed it with 13-2 which was infinitely less impressive. I went into 13-2 having just finished 13. I had absolutely nowhere to go but up from there.
2054  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: April 23, 2012, 08:59:38 PM
I hope this game won't be another one of those "buy it on one system, everyone else plays on the other" games. I did the expensive thing and bought both mgs collections, only to see no one on 360. Same with RE5, bought PS3 first, no one I knew played there, then when I nabbee the failbox version everyone stopped playing it there. I really look forward to this game, and the more people I can run with the better.
2055  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Record of Agarest Wars 2 LE.... and its coming out in the US... on: April 23, 2012, 01:35:57 AM
Nothing good came from Ar Tonelico Qoga. It was just a bad game. I would have beaten it just for shits and giggles if it weren't for it being a rental. Sad, really, I was pretty close to the middle of the game. Same for Agarest Zero, got beaten by rental timeout.
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