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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: Today at 04:21:50 PM
For me, getting out of bed was hard enough as a kid, let alone playing a video game, so...can't say I can relate. Everything is easier to me nowadays.

There were a bunch of games I got up early for so I could play them before school. Ocarina of Time, Vanguard Bandits, Pokémon Gold... I imagine my top 10 would look very different if 'getting out of bed early' was a criteria.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: Today at 12:36:32 PM
I'd rather see the actual creators make spiritual successors than big publishers misuse beloved IPs for some easy cash from desperate fans.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 25, 2015, 04:07:47 AM
real question, that I am legitimately curious about: Let's assume for a second that you and your significant other both carry the recessive trait to a hereditary disease where there is a 25% chance that it will be passed on to your children. You find this out when your doctor tells you that your first (and only) child has the disorder and things don't look great. Do you continue having children in the hopes that the next one won't be afflicted or do you stop because of the fear of going through that kind of trauma again?

I just got banned from another forum for this discussion and want to know what cooler heads think about it.

Frankly, I don't think I'd be able to handle it. I would feel guilty towards the first child and unless there's anything to prevent it, it would remain a gamble and I don't think you should gamble with lives. I don't think it would be fair towards future children (it'd feel like breeding in hopes of popping out one that isn't 'defective', and even if the child is healthy it may still carry the disease and pass it on, possibly making them go through the same hell as their parents) or myself and my partner. If I really wanted children, I'd probably look into alternatives such as adoption.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: why does first shift feel like a prison? on: May 21, 2015, 04:32:36 PM
I don't work in shifts so I have no clear preference there, but I'm a morning person. I'm at the top of my game somewhere between 10 AM and 2 PM. Back in high school I'd get super sleepy somewhere around 3 PM and just kinda almost-sleep through my last period. Teacher would tell me to go to bed ealier and I'd tell them that was exactly what I was doing. Fortunately, my grades were good enough to keep me out of trouble.

Right now it's kinda crunchtime at a magazine and I'm staying up past midnight to get things done, but I'm somewhat worried I might miss some mistakes (our job right now is fixing other people's fuck-ups right before the deadline and I already spotted three big ones). (Don't worry, I have time to post this. Can't really do anything other than hanging out online and drinking tea before I get my next page.)

... Blah. I'm yawning.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 21, 2015, 03:11:32 AM
Yeah, they need to split up again. Ever since Xillia they wanted to put everything into every single Tales games. It was a neat idea for Xillia, but they've never actually managed to combine it all due to time restraints.

As for Hideo Baba, I think he has some good ideas but he never seems to make them a reality. Bit too ambitious, maybe. That said, I really appreciate his effort to connect with European (and American?) fans. The events are fun, we get some exclusive tidbits, there's plenty of time for Q&A, and he plays rock-paper-scissors with the audience. And it's not just regular PR, I get the idea that he does actually listen to what fans have to say.

(Oh, but you know what Baba-san is terrible at? Remembering faces. Last year I talked to him/sat right in front of his face multiple times before sitting down for an interview on Sunday. He did not seem to remember me. Granted, I did wear a different shirt/tunic each day (first green, then purple and finally something with red and orange) and I had my hair in a ponytail once, but I'm still forced to conclude that the whole traitor thing you see in half of the games must be very realistic in his eyes.

On the other hand, he did remember by Asian coworker a year later, so... I dunno.)
6  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 20, 2015, 05:27:11 PM
Oh shit, just watched episode 5 of Cordon and a main character just died. Did not expect that one to go first. The series didn't give me much time to process it either, just like the person who watched them die. There was no big scene -- just a struggle, a gunshot and that was it. Shit, this series is more ruthless than Game of Thrones. Fortunately, the sweet old people are still alive, but I'm getting serious When the Wind Blows flashbacks here.

Is it me, or do modern television series just love to depress the hell out of the viewers?
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 20, 2015, 09:26:42 AM
The feather duster temporarily boosts defence by removing corrosive dirt, making the butler an essential companion for that meat shield you're going to dump after chapter 10 because he's a stupid Jagen and you'll have better units to waste your exp on by then.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 20, 2015, 09:22:45 AM
...I don't know who that guy is...I really want to, though...
The only cool character in star ocean 4.

Why is it that everytime I see a cool redhead (who's totally way more awesome than the main character will ever be), the game is all like: "Oh, you'd like to have him in your party, wouldn't you? That's too bad! Guest party member is all you're going to get, if you're lucky!"
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 20, 2015, 03:30:32 AM
Maid and butler classes? 0_o

It makes some sense with the concealed weapons and all, but I have no idea why you would bring a maid/butler to the battlefield. So they can pour their lord some lovely tea between turns? There's no good reason to bring and that makes them highly suspicious, which removes all the sense the class could have made.

...

Now I kind of want them to serve tea. Make the tea have similar effects to dances/songs! I really like the idea of having my paladin rush back after hitting the enemy, drink a refreshing cup of lemon tea, and then rush back for a second attack with his regained energy. Intelligent Systems, make it happen!

(For a moment I wanted to shorten Intelligent Systems to IS, but that doesn't work anymore, does it?)
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 19, 2015, 07:26:17 AM
That said, my top 10 for the OP's site would be:

Time and Eternity
From the Abyss
White Knight Chronicles (1 & 2)
Beyond the Beyond
The Granstream Saga
Criminal Girls
Lunar: Dragon Song
Lufia: Ruins of Lore
and two Idea Factory/Compile Heart games of your choice.

How about Chaos Wars and the first Mugen Souls?
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 19, 2015, 03:34:29 AM
You mean flat and weak like the avarage loli girl? I don't want them to moe up my games even further :(
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2015, 04:19:57 PM
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Also make sure you are staying hydrated. Not just water, but electrolytes and stuff. I know when I get dehydrated my fingers swell up to look like sausages. Delicious delicious sausages.

I eat and drink right according to my GP and that dietician I saw a couple of years ago (and my eating habits haven't changed in years). Actually, now that I think about it, a few weeks ago I was at this convention where I didn't have time to drink enough and had salty pizza for dinner, and my legs felt normal. Probably shouldn't make that a habit, the whole drinking half of what I usually do and eating crap, I mean. I could try adding some extra salt to my dinner, though. Or, does anyone know of any healthy salty snacks?

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@Tomara Try a tooshie cushion. More comfortable seating always helps.

Hmmm... my desk chair has seen better (and softer) days and I should have a suitable pillow somewhere (and if not, I could make one like right now with my fabulous crafting powers).
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2015, 10:46:52 AM
Annubis, the swelling is not that dramatic, fortunately. Besides, I figure that's something even my GP would have noticed.

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I'd say cool it with the 3 hours of daily exercise? That seems a bit excessive to me. But then I'm a lazy slob so take my athletic advice with a grain of salt.

It's nothing intense, mostly 20km/h cycling with some 25km/h here and there. And it's not all at once either. It's mostly divided into 30-60 minute chunks (unless there's some anime to binge watch, hurray for my exercise bike!).

Besides, isn't this what's supposed to be a normal amount of moving around?

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Chair height, make sure it's just right so that your feet are resting on the floor but not pushing against it. Also make sure that there's no pressure applied to your joints which would bend them in a way they aren't supposed to (like resting your foot on its edge that will apply minimal sideways pressure to your knee). Lastly, get up and have a little walk when you feel your legs getting stiff, maybe do a little stretching to get the blood circulating.

Yep, I got that all right. Well, actually, I haven't tried the stretching yet. I'll try that, thanks :)
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2015, 08:02:39 AM
I usually hear about them before I see the actual movie.

Hey, do you guys have some tips& tricks for painful legs? Mine start to hurt when I sit at my desk for longer than an hour or two without big breaks and that's kinda really annoying. Moving around (cycling, walking) make things a little better and I do so for 60 to 180 minutes a day, but it still builds up over the day. (And I can't get into by favourite boots later in the day, as my legs have usually swollen up by then).
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 16, 2015, 04:47:56 PM
1. Xenoblade Chronicles
2. Tales of the Abyss / Tales of Vesperia (I can't choose!)
3. Valkyrie Profile
4. Persona 4
5. Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu
6. Disgaea
7. Terranigma
8. Lunar Silver Star Story Complete
9. Atelier Totori
10. Etrian Odyssey III

Something like this, I think. I've played way to many RPGs to really narrow it down and there's little rhyme or reason to the order I put them in. So... yeah. Ys is cool though, wish there was room for that. Or maybe some Ogre Battle. Final Fantasy Tactics was amazing. Suikoden, Odin Sphere, Radiant Historia, Chrono Trigger, lots of MegaTen... I like too many things :(
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