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601  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 06, 2013, 11:24:47 AM
Bard's are essential in W7 as far as I'm concerned. The thing with putting an enemy to sleep is that you basically have a 100% hit chance against them, their defense is reduced WHILE they're asleep, and they're not going to be attacking you in the mean time. Yes, there's magic that sleeps enemies too, but early on it's a lot less accurate and more expensive.

I don't think I used a bard in W6 so maybe less necessary there, but still I can imagine them being super useful. You DO tend to have a higher base hit rate in W6, though, which helps.

Also I THINK Ninjas and Bards have some thief skills? You can eventually get the bard's thief skills higher, anyway.

Yeah, I ended up ditching my Thief in favour of another melee character. The Bard's low Skulduggery meant most doors were unable to be opened but thankfully that improved once I leveled up and added some more points to it. The Bards Music and Ninjutsu are rising steadily without me adding anything to them.

After playing the game for a decent bit, I am coming to really like it. So far I have only visited 3 out of the 4 tower rooms in the starting area(fourth is locked from the inside by some dude) Combat got really fun once I leveled up and got more abilities to use. Going to try to explore the lower levels next.
602  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2013 on: June 05, 2013, 05:24:02 PM

You too can have your very own suikoden pachinko machine.

It was only meant as a joke. Didn't realise how bitter it sounded until I reread it. I would actually love if they brought that over. Even if it is not connected to the main series it looks really fun.
603  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2013 on: June 05, 2013, 05:02:35 PM

You too can have your very own suikoden pachinko machine.
604  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 05, 2013, 03:17:24 PM
trying to rush this game so I can get ready for Rune Factory 4 and finish up Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny.


Really hyped about Rune Factory 4, but since I am European and the 3DS is region locked I am out of luck. No importing for me this time.


Playing Wizardry VI at the moment. The game is pretty brutal at the moment but I am really enjoying myself. It does look like I will have to draw a map though. I have been trying to understand the classes and races at the moment. The manual is helpful but it still leaves unanswered questions.
I also need to decide should I have a Bard or a Thief. The thief can unlock stuff better than the bard but the Bards sleep inducing musical instrument is kickass. Thought about having both but neither seem strong enough to be a frontline fighter. Only problem I had at all with the game at all was the low SP at character creation but downloading Cosmic Forge rose the probability of getting usable amounts. The combat itself is great fun.
605  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 04, 2013, 10:11:15 PM
Played Wiz 8 back in the day, only one I really ever played.

They are similar to Might and Magic series, but a bit more in depth and "hardcore". The storylines from 6 through 8 are more or less continuous, and you can carry your party through the whole way, but 6 and 7 are pretty archaic compared to today's standards. 6 doesn't even have an automap, and 7 does, but it's related to skill level.

Thanks for the advice. I have seen a lets play showing the beginning of the game and I don't think the age of the game will bother me. Guess I will have to resort to drawing my own maps though. Brings back memories of those fighting fantasy adventure books I got as a kid.

Just play Wizardry IV.


Anyway, if you get the wizardry games from GOG, don't play Wizardry Gold. It's busted and always has been. Original DOS W7 is available as an extra. Use that.

And if you get Wizardry 8, please try out my fast animation mod :(((

Had no idea about that. How bad is it? I don't mind playing the DOS version but I thought Gold had added in a lot of stuff.

I actually have very little knowledge when it comes to PC gaming. I have yet to play games such as Planetscape:Torment, Balders Gate, the Ultima series(4 is free on GOG so I will have to try that), Wizardry or Neverwinter Nights. One of the reasons I want to play Wizardry above the others is due to being in a dungeon crawler mood.

I will be sure to try the mod if I ever find myself actually getting past 6 and 7.
606  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Class of Heroes 2 (Physical + Digital) on: June 04, 2013, 08:46:40 AM
Although I probably will not get this anytime soon, the game seems interesting. It seems to have improved a lot on the first with such things as all money is pooled together rather than divided and the appraisal system is removed.
607  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2013, 09:23:56 PM
I have both, and I have to recommend the 3DS. The Vita is a lovely system but its really lagging in games right now.

Hopefully it will be similar to the PSP and go from having barely any to almost matching the DS for its rpg library.
608  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 03, 2013, 09:21:23 PM
It probably has not been the first time and I doubt it will be the last before the series is finished. Then again my friends are probably going to love my reaction when/if

Latest book spoiler
The true king of westeros Stannis Baraethon kicks the bucket. Stupid ambigious ending. Obviously Stannis chances of surviving the series is miniscule but I can still hope. Because hope overcomes everything in a song of ice and fire.
609  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: June 03, 2013, 06:06:30 PM
Civilization 4: Baba Yetu

Love this piece.
610  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 03, 2013, 04:38:29 PM
Edit: New page so just warning that these are Game of Thrones book and show spoilers

Spoilers for both.
Are you talking about replacing Robb's head with Greywind's? Nope. The deaths occurred literally in the final 10 minutes, but seeing as there is one episode left, they could still do that next week (along with Catelyn floating in the river).

Thanks. Yeah, that is what I meant. Hopefully they do add it. My friends only watch the series and I have been waiting for the show to get to the red wedding ever since the Ned incident in season one. I am a horrible friend who enjoys watching their reactions as their favourite characters die.
611  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Pivot's 10 Questions on: June 03, 2013, 03:01:57 PM
1. What is your favorite word?
Triumphant (As in "that idea was most triumphant)

2. What is your least favorite word?
Saint "Patty's" Day (One of my foreign cousins called Paddy's day this and I instantly grew an irrational hatred for the word. Okay hated is a bit strong but I do dislike it)

3. What turns you on?

4. What turns you off?
Anorexic thin. I actually don't mind chubby girls at all but being bone thin turns me off.

5. What sound do you love?
The sound of rain.

6. What sound do you hate?
The scraching sound my old PS2 makes. (The disks are not damaged at all but the console sounds like it is being slowly eaten from the inside)

7. What is your favorite curse word?
Gobshite or shitbiscuit (There is no real taboo with most swear words in Ireland. The closer you are to a friend, the more you swear in conversation with them.

8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

9. What profession would you not like to do?
Librarian (This used to be my dream job until I discovered what it actually was about)

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

We fucked up big time and need to send you back. Remember the words blue marmalade..blue marmalade...
612  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 03, 2013, 12:43:13 PM
For anyone that has seen the episode and read the books.

did they do "you know what" with Greywind?
613  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2013, 05:40:11 AM
And the lack of dynamism wouldn't normally be an issue but you backtrack a lot in Morrowind/jump around between towns a lot. But they never really change so it gets repetitive.

I agree with you that the NPCs doing nothing is immersion breaking. I tend to install a mod these days that gives them a routine. It really makes the world feel more alive.

I do disagree about the towns though. I thought that they did a good job making the towns seem different. Not disagreeing that there is a lot of backtrack though.

One other thing to mention is that the Morrowind community although helpful tends to be filled with elitism. They don't take critisism to the game well which is ridiculous as the game like every other has its faults.
614  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 02, 2013, 10:06:17 PM
Just read that a giant Morrowind overhaul got released.

Debating if I want to get it off Steam and see what all the Morrowind fuss has always been about...


Morrowind is my favourite Elder Scrolls game but there are probably a few things you should know before buying it. There are a few things that turn off players of Oblivion and Skyrim who try Morrowind after the later installments.

The first is the combat. The combat is based off of invisible dice rolls. This means that you hit an enemy with your sword and depending on your stats, you may miss or hit. The lower your blade skill the more chance you have of missing. Due to your lower stats at the beginning of the game, attacks missing a lot of the time turns players off.

The second thing is the lack of full fast travel. Fast travel in Morrowind is basically like the carriage system in Skyrim. You can only fast travel to cities and not all cities are connected together by fast travel. Meaning you may have to travel from town A to Town B before getting the option of fast travelling to Town C. You cannot fast travel to Dungeons outside of the mark and recall spell. While sounding bad, it does raise the aspect of exploration which I loved.

Lastly is the absence of Quest markers. Meaning you have to judge where to go by the journal. The map may update with the location of the site but you have to complete the quest without any aid outside of the Journal.

Those three are the main thins that turn people off. If you can get past those factors you will find a great game. The world feels truly alien unlike the more traditional fantasy setting of the later two. There are a lot more weapon types and spells. It contains all the fun things you would expect from an Elder Scrolls game.

It does have the same levelling system as Oblivion though so if you disliked that you could always get a mod that replaces it with a different one. I personally use Galsiahs leveling system.
615  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: June 02, 2013, 06:27:23 PM
Nier: Kaine's Salvation
One of my favourite songs from NieR. I love how a lot of their music has lyrics. I can't think of much games that do and even those who do don't have it to the extent NieR does.

FFVII Crisis Core: The Price of Freedom

Final Fantasy X: To Zanarkand

Radiant Historia: The Red Locus
I actually loved all the battle themes from Radiant Historia. I liked how they were all named after a colour.

Black and White: Sailor Song
If you have played the game, this song will forever remain in your head.
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