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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: December 02, 2017, 03:50:44 AM »
This VG is going to suck... Most characters are in there for the worst parts of their personalities, and that's just no fun.

Edit: I'm think I'll just start by supporting Priscilla and if/when she loses, switch sides to whoever is the least horrible character still in the running.

Edit 2: Just realised Sigurd will be battling a red mage in the first round. He is doomed. Katarina is going to burn his assumed victory to the ground with a surprise final multiplier. Dorcus doesn't stand much of a chance either, considering the last VG was won by a Catria cosplayer. Faye versus Rhajat is going to be dumpster fire and every possible outcome is lose-lose for the players.

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As for an Oboro VG, the obvious one would be a retainer's VG, but you'd need two for both Nohr and Hoshido and that'd suck anyways, but unfortunately, there really isn't another good defining trait for them to use for a VG. Being a fashionista only works if she has others who could fall into the same category (and it'd take someone like Maribel to help with that), and I don't think they're going to run a VG on being a racist (or at least a nationalist).

They could make a loyalty themed VG, save a few spots for popular Fates retainers (such as Oboro, Felicia and Niles), but give the other spots to characters like Seth and Finn. (Well, they'd have to add Finn first, but we'll get there eventually.)

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:45:04 PM »
Man, having a good TA + Raven (+ Distant Defense) mage is a real gamechanger... I put Soren in the Arena team for the first time today and he took out every Reinhardt and Brave (Brave) Lyn that was stupid enough to attack. And an Elise too, that one time. There's something both sad and hilarious about seeing 3/4 of a Horse Emblem team rush towards their demise.

Of course, this is just Tier 19 level stuff. Those +10 Reinhardts and Brave Lyns that terrorise whale country would probably be a problem, but I don't plan on going there anytime soon. Bouncing between rank 18 and 19 gets me all the rewards I need.

Anyway, I'm glad I spoiled him.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:30:48 AM »
You could aim for a 4* L40+10. That's what I'm doing. Mine has a cheap +def build that revolves around dumbasses running into her and getting killed by Ignis. If units with Steady Breath and such ever become more easily available, she might get a more fancy build.

... I wonder if they'll put Oboro in the next VG. She does kind of fit the theme. She might even be able to avenge her crush. ... Yeah, now I want her to be in the next VG. Go, Oboro!

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:31:14 AM »
Ugh, looks like it's going to be a stalker-chan kind of thing. I hope the other side includes some more non-creepy characters (Leon could work), but I have a feeling we might see Camilla again...

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: November 29, 2017, 03:37:12 AM »
Squeezed some more orbs out of the new maps and decided to pull another round. Three colourless, so I only got the red and green one, and the green one was Hector, so I'm going to party like it's February 2017. There's still some more orbs I can gain before the banner ends, and I think I'll just snipe for reds. Either of the three is fine, and if I end up getting skill fodder instead... Well, that's less fine, but I do need to restock Fury, Reposition and Vantage.

As for weapon upgrades, I do want to upgrade one of my healers, but I don't know which one yet. Sakura and her weirdly even stat spread (with skills equiped, everything is between 30 and 33) have been very reliable companions in two T_Ts, and she should be rewarded for that. Meanwhile, Elise has the horse power to deal damage and screw with the enemy's formation. Lucius deserves a mention, because he's a great res tank (and hasn't maxed his HM yet, so he's the one I'll be using most for now). And then there's Genny, the adorable deadly pink fluffy sheep.

As for special weapons, Eliwood, Takumi and Linde are definitely candidates. In that order. Eliwood is probably the one who can make most of the upgrade. He's +atk and with Blazing Durandal he'll have 53 atk. Few unmerged units are able to match that. Not to mention the horse buffs... Teleporting Takumi sounds like a sound Arena defence strategy and I want him to have a proper Fujin Yumi, so that's definitely happening... eventually. And I don't have Delthea, so Linde pretending to be Delthea isn't so bad. But if I do get a Delthea, Linde can just keep enjoying her roles CC/T_T Healer and Arena Blade Mage.

Meanwhile, I'm still disappointed. AI Soren keeps trying to protect his BIke by jumping in front of sword users. This would not have been a problem if the magic weapon banner of my dreams had been real. (Plus, I really want to know who that Purehearted Slayer was! Was it Nino cosplaying as Amelia? That'd perfect.)

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: November 28, 2017, 03:17:54 AM »
Despite the big update, I woke up somewhat disappointed this morning.

You see, I had this dream where they introduced a banner with magic weapons. It was one in the same vein as the Brave banner: older units with new skills and they'd be thrown in the crowded 5* pool afterwards. The great thing about these weapons was that they not only attacked res, they all came build in with Distant Counter (or in the case of the Shining Bow+, Close Counter).

Characters included Niles (bow, obviously), Owain (sword) and some cute girl with an axe and stupidly high Res I don't remember the name of, but her title was Purehearted Slayer. It was, uh, pretty obvious what IntSys intentions were. The fandom took an instant liking to her, of course, and the memes were unstoppable. Biggest WTF was Soren, who suddenly knew how to wield a lance and ride a wyvern. Amazing speed stat though.

But it was all a dream...

Edit: Threw 75 orbs at the Legendary banner and walked away with a Bridelia (-spd), Bride Caeda (-atk) and a Genny I didn't check but I'm just really glad to have. Wasn't even aiming for blue and colourless, but the Brides were from the first pull and pulling all orbs was just good value. They will be benched once they reach L40. Genny was a '2x red and 2x green didn't get me anything, might as well throw those three orbs at that last colourless'. On the bride side, I can now fully skip all colouless and focus on reds and greens.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: November 22, 2017, 04:21:32 PM »
The owner of the bow I'm currently using has second thoughts about selling it. He says it's because the bow was made for him specifically and thus not a perfect fit for me (a woman a head shorter than him), and that's certainly true. I won't be able to get as much power out of it as he can. However, it's more than good enough for my meager ambitions. They often forget, but I am at that age where there's just not much time left for serious competition. Plus, I have no interest in that anyway. I enjoy archery and I enjoy using this bow.

And let's be honest, it'd be hard to find a perfect fit within my budget. And I don't care about a perfect fit anyway. I'm used to hand-me-downs and things that are held together with ducttape. I'm used to working around that. If something fits just right, it just feels wrong. Like I'm not supposed to have it.

The true reason he's having second thoughts is a sentimental one. This was his first serious bow. He entered competitions with this, made great steps forward. And at the same time he also hates this bow, because he's a competitive perfectionist who wasn't able to achieve his goals. This is the bow that caused so much frustration, he switched to compound. He loves it and doesn't want to part with it, and he hates it and is affraid I'll be consumed by the same frustration he was.

I get that though. Letting go of things can be hard.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: November 22, 2017, 03:46:51 PM »
I'm pretty much running on Desperation, so no healer for me (and my favourites, Sakura, Elise and Priscilla, all maxed their HM already anyway).

Poor Takumi is left with 1HP at the end of every run, but there are few units he can't take down:



I'm thinking about replacing Threaten Spd (because really, the only units that he isn't able to double are incredibly fragile), but I don't have any spare Threaten Defs and I'm running low on Fortifies as well.

Takumi's main T_T problems are boss Ike and random overpowered Henries and Robins, but that's where Soren comes in. Those two work surprisingly well together. *cough* If I hadn't had an Ike, they'd probably be S-supporting eachother right now *cough*

Edit: was just looking at the FEH wiki, and man, the German version of the game is mean! Takumi's title there is 'The eternal second'. Weirdly enough, all the other units I checked seem to have titles that are very similar to the English version (which makes sense, Nintendo Europe often translates their games from English). Maybe the Germans have their own Takumi memes the translator felt the need to include?

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: November 22, 2017, 10:34:30 AM »
Day 2 and it's official, life is soooo much easier with a 1.4x unit. Takumi and Soren do most of the killing, Ike protects them and occasionally baits some units, and Ninian cheers them on. The downside is that out of the four of them, Soren is the most adept at taking down boss Ike. ... I feel a little bad about that.


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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: November 19, 2017, 01:23:28 PM »
Do schools in the US still have classes like home economics? Personal finances would probably fit in best with that, I think.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:12:13 AM »
^um because not every child is a lucky as you were and don't have parents that give a toss about them or their learning habits.

Exactly. Not to mention that there lots of adults who never had the opportunity/ability to gain that knowledge themselves and thus can't pass it on to their children.

One of the lectures in my arsenal is about personal finances, and if everyone was learning that from their parents, there wouldn't be a demand for lectures like that anime conventions.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: November 19, 2017, 04:39:53 AM »
I loved theoretical maths and took advanced maths classes in high school. Since graduation I've used maybe 5% of what I learned in real life, but those classes did break up my school days nicely. I mean, I get to solve fun puzzles and get showered in praise for doing so? Sign me up.

I did follow some subjects that featured much more practical maths though, especially Management & Organisation (which was, ironically, taught by someone named Marx). It focused mostly on running a business, but there was certainly stuff in there that could be used to manage personal finances.

That was at VWO level, by the way. Over half of dutch students are on the VMBO track, and subjects there are a lot more practical. VWO prepares for university, VMBO prepares for life. (Well, actually, VMBO prepares for vocational college, and vocational college courses also feature some life skills courses.) There is HAVO as well, which lies somewhere in the middle of VWO and VMBO. And VMBO, HAVO and VWO all have different tracks as well. It's complicated, but it does leave some room for individuality.

Speaking of struggles, mine was language related. I wasn't all that great at speaking in primary school (I didn't get many chances to do so and my increasingly low self-esteem wasn't helping either). Teachers thought I was slow because of that and put me with children with learning disabilities when we needed to do group work and such. Those kids tended to be really loud and that made me even more quiet. They didn't find out until our first big standardised test that I was reading at a much higher level than average and was ahead in all other subjects as well.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: November 19, 2017, 03:10:09 AM »
Kiragi

I sort of hope not, because with the powercreep as of late, he'll be superior to his dad in every way and that's just sad :(

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:51:13 AM »
A friend of mine lost her mother suddenly from a heart attack and said it's the worst way to lose family because she couldn't say goodbye...
I've thought about that quite a bit and while I won't said this to her (I've got some tact) my opinion at this point is that it's probably the best way because the last time I saw my mother was 7 months ago. Since then, it's been something else and slowly it's just becoming an empty husk. Watching that decay day after day is hard and part of me just wants it to end already.

I've had both happen (though nothing as close as a parent or sibling), and I also think the slow version is worse. If it's happens suddenly, you take a big hit and there's this rush to arrange everything and then the funeral is over and you can take your time to process everything.

The slow version chips away at everyone for months if not years, and it's still going to hurt. Perhaps even more so, because there's not much normalcy left to fall back on. And you'll feel guilt because there's this feeling of relief it's over.

Sorry... that wasn't exactly uplifting... Just wanted to say I sort of understand what you're going through and that it's okay to feel what you're feeling.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:34:15 AM »
The theme of the new T_T makes no sense (Brave Heroes as mostly 1.2x bonus units?), but I appreciate that IntSys is sticking to my plan. I was planning on adding Soren to the Lunatic 7 team to get him some more SP, and that just became easier thanks to BIke being a 1,4x bonus unit. Plus, BIke still has plenty of HM left to gain, so that's nice too.

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