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1726  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 14, 2009, 03:40:22 AM
Sonic and the Black Knight.

Someone had to. One reviewer had to make this noble sacrifice.
1727  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Money Saving Tip: Don't buy "Component" Video Cables... on: March 14, 2009, 03:11:58 AM
S-video is a bitch in Europe. It used to a common TV-out port for laptops and computers, but few European TV's actually support S-video (we jumped from composite to RGB, skipping S-video). The computersystems generally have the 7 pin mini-DIN port, which also has a composite output, but these cables are almost impossible to find. There are 4 pin ones, but most TVs can't do anything with that.

There are three ways to solve this problem:
1. Buying an expensive signal converter - €60
2. A small S-video t composite adapter, but good luck finding one... - €8?
2. Convert the signal to composite yourself with some soldering tin - €0,05



Connect 1 with 2 and 3 with 4 on the female side using small pieces bend in a U shape and you're done. You could do this to to the port on the back of your computer, but I prefer making some adjustments to a short S-video cable, essentially turning the cable in a cheap converter. 

9 out of 10 stores will recommend option 1, obviously.


1728  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Money Saving Tip: Don't buy "Component" Video Cables... on: March 13, 2009, 12:54:03 PM
There was an even better option. One of their worktables is in the middle of the store and I had my laptop with me (I had classes later that day, that's why I wanted the RAM in ASAP). It would have meant buying the RAM there, but it would have been worth it.
1729  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: March 13, 2009, 05:16:34 AM
German Sailor Opening

And before that the fourth Saint Saiya opening.

I LOVE anime intro's! The songs practically saved my Lunar: Dragon Song experience.
1730  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Money Saving Tip: Don't buy "Component" Video Cables... on: March 13, 2009, 04:05:28 AM
I usually buy my cables at some... I don't know what to call it store in the next town. The guy sells everything from cute vacuumcleaners with smiley faces to A/V cables to bicycle parts. He has the cheapest HDMI cables in town, but they're often out of stock because they're so popular.

On the other side of the spectrum is an elitist computer store I hate with burning passion. Two years ago I went there because all other places were out of RAM and I needed some for my new laptop. 512MB RAM was €34 and I asked them if they could pop it in right away. The shop I normally go to always does those sort of things for free and since this store claimed to have great costumer service I thould they would as well. They said they couldn't, because adding RAM to a laptop was very complicated, the service would cost me €130. I told them women are not sub-humans, that I do in fact have a brain and that they could go fuck themselves.

I ordered the RAM online and placed it myself. Took me three minutes, five if you include the time it took to open the package.
1731  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 09, 2009, 07:24:40 AM
I found out that, for whatever reason, my cousin has a PAL copy of Final Fantasy V Advance.  Borrowed it. 
Takin' french again next year and have a feeling that it'll be many times harder than grade 11 since I'll have to write french essays (which, imo, is quite a leap from writing 200 word little fairy tales and shtuffs.)  So yeah, I'll be playing it en Français. :P
Makes me wonder if the PAL versions have voices in french and german and stuff for games that have voiced cutscenes... it would seem unlikely though due to size limitations, unless they make many different versions for the European regions?  I dunno.

Also, I just read about some next game... Avalon Code...  I'm pretty interested, but didn't even know of its existence 'til today.  It, like, comes out tomorrow I think.

It depends on the game. Big titles often get dubs for all major languages. If those dubs don't fit on one disc the major countries will get their own version of the game. Niche RPG's, like half of what Koei publishes, are just the American releases converted to PAL with a semi-new boxcover. Maybe they'll include a multi-lingual manual, or maybe not.
1732  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 08, 2009, 05:12:34 AM
Jade Cocoon 2 - reached the fourth level of all four dungeons. My monsters are pretty cool, but now every enemy wants to gang up on my bug-thingy, because he happens to have low HP. Stupid bugs.
1733  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 06, 2009, 09:10:09 AM
She won't lose those points. They will carry over to classes with low base speed.

Rapier > Wing Spear. Marth can actually take a hit. And again, it's not as weapons like the ridersbane, hammer, armor slayer etc are rare.

Wing Spear is nice in the beginning of the game, but will quickly lose it's value when alternatives show up and Shiida's str, def and HP start dragging her down.

Palla and Catria are statistically better than Shiida. Their personal growths are better, especially Catria's.

Shiida 10 10 5 40 60 70 0 0
Palla 30 45 0 50 0 10 15 10
Catria 30 35 0 60 40 40 15 5
   
Shiida gets more speed, but that pretty much useless in normal mode where 18 AS is enough in endgame. The extra speed is nice in harder modes, but she won't have enough HP and def to fight on the front lines.
1734  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 06, 2009, 02:32:37 AM
Tomara: I'm pretty sure Mage only gives a +20% MAG growth.  And the Wing Spear is vastly superior to any of the other type-kill weapons.

It basically comes down to this: You have have a very powerful Peg Knight with a powerful unique weapon that covers many bases at once, or you can have a mediocre Mage that could be generically replaced by pretty much any other fast unit in the game.

Mage gives 30%, cleric 10%, sage/bishop 20%

The Wing Spear is not vastly superior to other similar weapons. It has 10% crit and 20% hit extra, but that doesn't really matter when a weapon like that should kill any unit with two attacks and dodge is almost non-existant. Not that Shiida will be doing much killing with the wing spear later in the game, because:
1. Low strength. Sure, you could forge her weapon, but you could also spend that money on weakness hitting weapons for other characters.
2. Low HP and def. Shiida can't take a hit and with that strength of hers she will be countered when attacking.

And again, enemy units rarely have res. If Shiida is class swapped early on she's likely to get more magic as a mage/sage, than attack as well... whatever class you put her in.

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I don't think those stats carry over, but whatever.

All stats a unit gained on it's own and her/his personal bases carry over. Only the class bases change when a unit is class swapped. When Shiida is class swapped from pegasus knight to ??? she will lose 7 speed, but gain whatever base speed her new class has. If that's archer, that would be 4. So her new speed would be 20 - 7+ 4 = 17.

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You're missing the point Gen! Right now I'm just looking for a class that doesn't have high speed since she capped hers as a Peg Knight. Plus it's nice having an archer that doesn't suck right now (she trumps Norne in both Str and Spd which is what Norne trumped Gohdon with when I killed him off).

If she got lucky with strength she'll make a good archer. Archers aren't that great because of their low bases, but sniper are pretty awesome. Don't forget to give her a long bow.
1735  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 05, 2009, 12:18:28 PM
Weakness hitting weapons are everywhere, just buy some for your good characters.

Shiida's base magic growth is 5%, her base strength growth is 10%.

Her magic growth as a mage is 35%, which is pretty good. It becomes 25% after promoting to a sage.

Her strength growth as a pegasus knight is 20%. It's 25% at most and that is as a paladin.

Magic gives her ranged attacks, which is what every unit with crap defense and HP wants.
1736  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 05, 2009, 09:41:02 AM
Mag growth is not that important in a game were enemies barely have any resistance. Shiida's strength growth is very poor whatever class she's in and enemies do get defense. She's better off as a speedy mage, because she's do some decent damage that way.
1737  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 05, 2009, 02:28:09 AM
You can always make a few extra. Shiida is pretty good as a mage.
1738  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 04, 2009, 08:13:24 AM
Jade Cocoon 2. Nico gets bonus points for not doing any of that "Hey! Hey! Listen!" shit. No idea who did the voices, but most of it sounds pretty good.
1739  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest V on: February 27, 2009, 05:54:05 AM
Yep, or you get characters who are in their thirties and still look like teenagers, right Xenosaga? :P

On the other hand, the characters who look and act like adults are usually infinite times more awesome than the teenagers. It's one of those Japanese RPG rules, I guess.
1740  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: My own brother disgusts me on: February 26, 2009, 07:31:58 AM
I have multiple reasons for cleaning up after him:
1. Food shouldn't be left out in the open.
2. We'll run out of dinner plates if we just leave them in his room.
3. Not turning off his big ass TV, laptop etc costs a lot of money. He doesn't pay the bill, my parents do. Though I have to admit he doesn't leave his TV in the mornign anymore, probably because we warned him multiple times.
4. We share consoles and the Xbox 360 is in his room. I already came to associate Xenosaga and Dark Cloud with dirty laundry and the smell of sweat, I don't want to think about empty bags of crisps everytime I play Blue Dragon

According to my mom he does tidy up, but only if he knows my mom, my sister and I aren't at home. I know we enable his behaviour to some degree, but it's easier then trying to force him to be more responsible.

I think it will be easier to get along with him when we don't live in the same house anymore. He avoids responsibility as much as possible, but he also knows when to take it. He wouldn't have a decent a job if he didn't.
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