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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: July 07, 2016, 01:51:44 PM
Brave Exvius you say???
I say SABIN AND EDGAR GET!!!

Yes I play too. I also got Vivi 4* and Rydia and Celes...but Sabin and Edgar ftw.
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 04, 2016, 10:02:04 PM
D- have you ever done any amateur weightlifting type competitions? 
Not yet. I'm trying to get up to 500 pounds on the bench OR drop down below 300lbs before I try. Everyone tells me if I drop weight I'll lose strength, so I'm figuring if I can build up the strength first, I'll lose less when I try to cut back the weight.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 04, 2016, 07:57:34 PM
I still think it's cool that we have a pretty attractive populace here at RPGFan.  We crush the whole "basement-dwelling goblin" dork-nerd-geek stereotype from back in the day.  Some us are athletic, have active social lives, hold jobs, date/marry (shocker!), and/or have our own residences... we're, like, normal and stuff.  I'm willing to bet people see us in public, their first impressions wouldn't be "anime/video game/comic book nerd." 

(I still remember the first camping festival I played with Pool of Thorns.  I walked by this one girl and just casually said, "Hey, cool Morrigan tattoo."  And she blurted out, "WHOA!  You know who that is?!?!"  I replied, "Yeah.  DarkStalkers is a fun game.  *sheepishly* I'm more of a Felicia player though."  She was taken aback that this cool rocker guy in a cool band was familiar with anime/video games too.  It took me a LOT of effort to not just completely geek out.  I had to stay collected, only geek out a little bit, and think more long the lines of "Alright... let's party.")
...I'm pretty sure the first thing people say when they see me is "HOLY SHIT THAT IS ONE BIG MOTHERFUCKER" followed by "I wonder if all his hair is that color..."
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 04, 2016, 06:42:32 PM
Actually, the credit goes to my pal James, though I do recall dice having brought the suggestion to light. Regardless, it is still amazing.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 04, 2016, 11:23:12 AM
>Realizes his icon is his face
>Oh.
Look at my avatar photo closely....that isn't a skull she's holding.
36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 04, 2016, 08:02:49 AM
Was it your birthday, D?
Yeppers. 31 years as of saturday.
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: July 04, 2016, 12:35:14 AM
Yeowch, brutal review. Basically what I'm gathering here from different reviews is that its a small step forward in terms of story/characters, but only in that its at best bland instead of being obnoxious like 4 was- and for some the latter is preferable because at least you can laugh at the stupidity. Meanwhile the gameplay has some cool ideas but none of them are implemented well.

The point about tons of backtracking possibly possibly being a cost-saving measure really makes me wonder if its them having a hard time keeping up with just how expensive AAA games have gotten. Outside of the big dogs at Square Enix (who also earn a ton of money via their mobile and MMO markets) it seems like a lot of companies are having a hard time keeping up with the graphics arms race.
I bolded the part this is directed at...

Bravely Default (and hopefully I am Setsuna) prove that graphics aren't what make rpgs sell. Good story, simple gameplay that offers a few quirks here and there, and a good soundtrack. It's not ludicrously difficult if YOU STOP GIVING A FUCK ABOUT MAKING EACH GODDAMN HAIR ON A CHICK'S HEAD FLOW IN RESPECT TO THE INVISIBLE FUCKING WIND GUST IN THE 15 MINUTE FUCKING CUTSCENE ABOUT HOW YOU JUST REUNITED WITH THE GROUP YOU LEFT 5 MINUTES AGO!!!!!

Sorry, little pent up rage there....
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 03, 2016, 04:43:51 PM
^ damn dude. you could be the g in bfg...

*Like*

Thanks.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: July 03, 2016, 03:21:19 PM
^ sort of piggybacking on TCM's hilariously negative review up there (quick digression: SO5 somehow graded out worse than UNLIMITED SaGa, the poster child for broken disasters.  But I guess in a grading system where 0 is the same as a 59, it doesn't ultimately matter) but can someone definitively explain to me why people hate that they can't skip plot relevant cut-scenes??

This has always bothered me. Don't you all want to know why the characters are doing what they're doing? Is character motivation and development not important to a lot of people?  Is the plot of a game so irrelevant to some folks that they'd just as soon bypass all the talkie talkie and get back to the smashie smashie as quickly as possible??
It's less about the first playthrough in my opinion and more as a general thing. If I played through a game already and need to run through a second time for things like trophies or secret dungeons or side missions I missed, I think cutscene skips are a necessity. Also, in star ocean, a lot of the unskippable cutscenes are nonsense bullshitting and slow walking/gestures. It's really just fuckall annoying.
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: July 02, 2016, 07:44:27 PM
Welp, now this will be the second tri ace game I don't complete for sheer dislike and contempt. Think I'm trading it to lamestop tomorrow.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 02, 2016, 07:43:22 PM
Had a mental breakdown today and cried really hard for the first time in about 10 years all night long. Was supposed to have the night off and had been planning for it all week, was gonna have tacos with the fam and then later make myself some popcorn to finally watch the series finale of Person of Interest.

Boss called in the morning to see if I could cover for another supervisor for 2 hours from 4:30 to 6:30. That wasn't a big deal and wouldn't really interfere with my plans, so I agreed. Got there and the other supervisor told me he didn't know how long it would take and wasn't sure if he'd be able to make it back at all. I told him that I had made plans and was told I only needed to cover for him until 6:30. He agreed he would either be back by 6:30 or find someone else to cover. At 6:25 he sent me a text saying that the wake hadn't even started yet, when I texted him back to see if he was going to find someone else he told me to call my boss. So I did, he said he'd call Mike (the supervisor supposedly at the wake) and then hung up before I could tell him that there's no way Mike was going to answer. At that point I just left, telling the cashier working with me to call me if he needed anything and that hopefully someone else would be coming in. I then got a long string of angry texts from Mike begging me to close for him and accusing me of being selfish.

I decided to go back, but not before completely breaking down, realizing that if I knew I'd be walking into another retail job with a serious staffing problem where nobody could ever afford to be sick because it would mean someone else working 6 or 7 days or a full double shift I never would have taken it in the first place. Except that I would have, because I needed the money and despite trying desperately for 5 years, I was never going to find my way out of retail. For the first time, I felt no shame or any kind of reluctance in admitting I wanted to die. I've calmed down a little since then, but I still have a lingering sense of hopelessness and regret.

UPDATE: And now 4 calls today from this jackass asking me to come in today 2 hours early.
Not gonna lie, man. I woulda literally just up and walked the fuck out. The guy said he would be back by 6:30 or have coverage for you. His fault now, and you should have just left. You owe no one at a job like this, and as much as you wish to be helpful or useful, not one person there is likely to cover your ass, especially if it remotely inconveniences them. I know you have a family to look out for, and I get that a responsible adult needs to think long term before simply shouting in anger...but in every aspect here you had the right to up and leave at 6:30. The fact you felt personal anguish for this stupid fucking job actually makes me feel for you, bro. If I could offer you a job, I would...course I'd have to have a business where I could hire people...yeah...

Klutz dude...all I can say is start smoking weed. You need something to take the edge off.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 02, 2016, 06:35:30 PM
Feeling pretty good for 31!
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: July 02, 2016, 02:15:14 PM
How come sometimes the save point is red and wouldn't let you save?
Ok cmon, this pretty obvious dude. During the cutscenes when the characters are talking and doing stuff, save points can't be used. Seriously, it's pretty easy to realize...
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: July 01, 2016, 10:04:05 PM
How do you know what lvl you are? I don't see it in the menu
Go to equipment, pick a character, press square while at the equipment screen.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: July 01, 2016, 08:48:24 PM
This game is tough. i'm barely in the beginning and I can't beat the guys who ambush you on you way back to your main town after meeting with your dad.
Just use double slash as often as possible. If you're dying that hard, go level up more. I've not died yet, and only 1 team mate went unconscious in a fight, but it was a fight you couldn't win til a certain point.
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