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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: Today at 02:40:03 PM
Sometimes people are simply unreal. Suspended an employee today for tardiness and a no call/no show...her excuse was she didn't feel good anyway and another employee told her it was OK to take off work. WTF, who is the supervisor here, jesus.

Another one that gets me is when a person calls out of work because they are either drunk or hungover. Whenever we get a new employee in our workplace, I give them a heads up that you can't call out of work because of a hangover. Our hourly budget only allows for 2 workers on a shift for most days, so when someone calls out, that's 99% percent of the store calling out. I would say 50%, but that doesn't emphasize the seriousness of a call out...We're lenient with tardiness if they call in early saying they are going to be a bit late, but they have to make that call.
This remindse of my radioshack days where I usually ended up working by myself for half a day every shift I had. Boss would be doing "managerial duties" in the back and the second worker wouldn't be in usually til my shift was either almost over or just ending. I hated it, especially because I was told our weekly work hours were too low from the district over expending its budget. Meanwhile, every radioshack I ever visited always had 2 people on the floor and 1 in the back.

Course, my favorite was scheduling the work week a day before the new week started, but if I had to get a day off or rescheduled, I had to ask 2 weeks in advance.

I've had times where I've checked my work schedule on Thursday and then called on Sunday asking where I was because my schedule was changed the following day without any notification.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: VG Art Topic on: Today at 02:00:32 PM
I kind of like the Demon Gaze character designs... and not just in a perverted way, either.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Demon Gaze on: Today at 12:28:25 PM
That's good to hear it may not be as hard as the first 3 Etrian games, hah!  I'm not that great at Dungeon Crawler games, in terms of patience; despite my interest in the genre.

I'm actually happy you posted this, because it represents something about myself that I'd like to change. I gave in and bought the game and felt bad about it the whole time because I knew I'd probably not get very far in it. But after reading that comment I had to remind myself that it shouldn't matter.

I love grid-crawlers, especially the Japanese variety of grid-crawlers. I love the emphasis on exploration, and the unique character designs. I love the quasi-lite-life-simulation aspect of the hub area. I just love the games despite not being good at them. I feel the same way about fighting games.

I realize I have to stop worrying about backlogs and 100% completion and experiencing every bit of every game I own. I really need to just play games that I enjoy playing for as long as I enjoy playing them and then not have any regrets about just moving on.

Sorry if that was kind of me hijacking the thread for a personal soapbox moment, but it was a bit cathartic to say all that.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: Today at 09:21:39 AM
I've enjoyed the story in most of the Tales games I've played. I like them because they take your typical "Save the world from impending doom" plot and, instead of focusing on the bigger picture, focus on how the characters in your band of mismatched heroes reacts to that bigger picture and the world they exist in. Hence the series' title. Even with a lot of archetypes (and honestly, I think Tales does a decent enough job being subtle about this compared to other series), I don't know another JRPG series as character-driven as Tales.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 22, 2014, 11:18:28 PM
Woo! Finally made it to 1,000,000pg in Bravely Default. Now I finally feel comfortable with buying and using a Growth Egg to help with the grinding.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Leeky Cauldron: The RPGfan Food and Recipe Thread on: April 22, 2014, 08:11:20 PM
Every time I get a Five Guys burger, I stare at it for 20 minutes wondering what was going through my head when I decided to get a Five Guys Burger.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: VG Art Topic on: April 22, 2014, 08:10:08 PM
I like Amano's style for the older FF's, but for the newer ones (even 6) where the series found it's stride as a setting that straddles Fantasy and Sci-Fi, I think it just looks odd.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 22, 2014, 08:02:11 PM
A bit of a longshot, but I wonder with them specifically calling the CE the "Ludger Kresnik Collector's Edition" if maybe they'll be announcing an alternative CE as well. Doubt it, but you never know.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Demon Gaze on: April 22, 2014, 01:02:24 PM
Reviews are making me want this, but I have the first three Etrian Odysseys and have never made it past the second level in any of them. I'm terrible at making good characters/parties in these types of games, and I doubt this would be any different. Still tempting, though.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 22, 2014, 12:58:11 PM
Will definitely be saving money by not getting the CE this time. Not a fan of the metal case or the figure, so that's a bit of a bittersweet blessing.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 22, 2014, 09:20:42 AM
And a bit of news everyone saw coming... Theatrhythm Curtain Call is coming to NA this year. YAY!
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 21, 2014, 08:37:03 PM
Do Nintendo games just not drop in price or something? geez.

Nope. Not sure how they get away with it, either.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 20, 2014, 11:07:15 AM
Best advice for Resonance of Fate is to abuse the hell out of that run & gun ability, and DON'T FORGET YOU CAN JUMP DURING IT. Seriously, as soon as I figured that bit out battles got A) A lot easier, and B) A lot more spectacular.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: VG Art Topic on: April 20, 2014, 09:23:46 AM
^ I love Valkyrie Profile art, too. My desktop background for the past couple of years has been the screenshot of Lenneth with her wings outspread in front of that giant moon.

Speaking of desktop backgrounds, one of my favorite things to do in the .Hack games was collecting the artwork for your in-game "desktop". One of my favorites was from .Hack//GU -

15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 20, 2014, 09:11:16 AM
Needed a break from the grinding in Chapter 5 of Bravely Default, so I popped in Disgaea DS again (Yes, I know. Irony blah blah blah). I managed to get passed the third mission finally, and then promptly got slaughtered in the fourth mission. I really don't understand this needlessly complicated game. Though all the various systems to follow isn't nearly as confusing as trying to take advantage of the fact that only kills gain characters experience. Is that the same throughout the series? 'Cause I also have Disgaea 3, 4 and D2.

Anyway, I decided to play Devil Survivor instead.
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