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1846  The Rest / General Discussions / Nerd girls are sexy now, it seems. on: July 07, 2008, 03:43:25 AM
So what the gentleman is saying is that girls should just not draw attention to their gender and everything will be fine?

That's just plain stupid. Our gender is a major part of our identity, it's not easy to hide something like that. We'd have to be very careful of how we refer to ourselves, anything gender specific would be out. And, we'd have to act like a guy to fit in.

Now imagine everything would be reversed. Girls rule the industry, the forums etc and you, as a male who happens to like games, do not want to draw attention to yourself. First of all, the nickname "SPY GENTLEMEN" would have to go, it's as if you're waving a big red flag. You can't act like a guy, because that would reveal your gender. So, you can't say things like "Girl Y from game X is so hot!", unless you're willing to claim you're lesbian.

It's not the fault of the girls that guys start acting funny when they mention their gender. SPY GENTLEMEN, it is you who gets his panties in a bunch over the whole genderthing, not me, Leyviur, Hathen who whoever else you were thinking of. Domkop.

Edit: Wow, you really love drawing attention to yourself. Look at how that username stands out!
1847  The Rest / General Discussions / Nerd girls are sexy now, it seems. on: July 06, 2008, 03:47:04 PM
Just because I make one, not 100% serious comment about it I'm attentionwhore?

Look at the female gamers who have been in the spotlight lately. Practically all of them are very attractive and IIRC the one from IGN even did some modelling work. They use their looks (or their looks are being used) to promote female gamers, but the image they promote is the one males want to see. It went from one stereotype to another, there is no room for the girls who are like most male gamers, the ones don't stand out.

I'm not insecure about my looks, by I know I can't compete with theirs. I'm glad the magazine I write for uses miis instead of printing actual pictures like many other magazines do. That way it doesn't matter what I look like.
1848  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever get robbed? on: July 04, 2008, 02:18:41 AM
There was this one time one of my sister's friends stole her cellphone from her room while she was in the kitchen getting some drinks. We hunted him down (the legal way) and even got the cellphone back.

A friend of mine was less lucky. Her bag with her wallet, cellphone, iPod and some more things was stolen while she was about to board the train. The thief ran away, but some bystanders were able to identify him... only they wouldn't, because they thought it was such a hassle, they just didn't feel like helping out and of course the police couldn't force them. Assholes of the year.
1849  The Rest / General Discussions / If you get off on missing limbs, I've got what you need. on: June 30, 2008, 01:04:52 PM
Old news. There has been a Dutch pageant for young women with a disability for years now, they just didn't build a reality TV series around it.
1850  The Rest / General Discussions / Brazil tells a fat supermodel to fuck off. on: June 26, 2008, 02:31:50 AM
Those people probably never go to the beach. I've seen people who weigh twice as much or twice as old in the same type of bikini. Ewww.
1851  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Decent and difficult PS 1/2 rpg on: June 25, 2008, 12:39:48 PM
Terranigma never struck me as a difficult game. There is one point in the game where I usually grind a little and that's right before Bloody Mary. You usually get there at L20-21, but you can only do decent damage once you reach L25. However, you can beat her at L20, as long as you stock up on fire rings.

If you want difficult SNES RPGs Fire Emblem is the obvious choice. Thracia 776 was pure evil. Trying to get through a forest with invisible warp tiles while druids throw spells at you, fun...
1852  The Rest / General Discussions / Nerd girls are sexy now, it seems. on: June 24, 2008, 01:43:11 PM
Not exactly new. It's like the girlgamer thing, but only on a larger scale.

2000: Oh my god, you're a girl and you play games? You must be an ugly and overweight nerd! I bet you suck at gaming!

2005: Oh my god, you're a girl and you play games? Are you hot? Photo please! Will you suck my ****?

Like that, only with more spelling errors and swearing.

First they don't take me seriously because I'm female, now they don't take me seriously because I'm not hot enough to work as a model/pornstar :/
1853  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Decent and difficult PS 1/2 rpg on: June 22, 2008, 02:59:50 AM
I know it's no use replying to a banned person, but I honestly can only think of three battles in Final Fantasy Tactics that gave me trouble.

The first was the battle that Ramza has to fight alone. It's immediatly after a point of no return and the fight is impossible without certain skills, because the boss takes away as much HP as you can restore in one turn and you die after 2-3 hits or so. The quickest way to get past it is to go load an older save and get the proper skills, because without you're doomed.

The seond one that comes to mind is difficult because the AI is retarded. There are two characters you need to keep alive, but those two just love rushing in and getting killed with a counter attack. You had to lure the enemy out of their attack range, which was a pain in the ass.

The third one was a random battle with chocobo that kept hitting me with that meteor spell.

Aside from the chocobo battle, the difficulty of these battles has little to do with the difficulty of the game. The challenge for the player is to find a way around the shortcomings of the game.

Games like Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter, most Fire Emblem games, the MegaTen series etc offer a different kind of challenge, a challenge that was actually build in on purpose instead of being a result of the developer not tweaking the balance enough.
1854  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Decent and difficult PS 1/2 rpg on: June 18, 2008, 09:26:53 AM
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Final Fantasy Tactics.


No way. You have to make that game difficult for yourself by limiting the type of characters and equipment you use. Some battles are certaintly difficult, but that's only if you weren't prepared going through the game the first time.

Tactics Ogre is difficult. FFT is a cake walk compared to TO.


Ok, so you used FAQs/advice from other people. Congratulations. You must be an amazing gamer.

If you're playing it how you should, you're going to get ambushed by certain points in the game.


Two saves. Don't have Bladegrasp or whatever skill when you really need it? Reload older save and grind.

It's an age-old "strategy" and if you hadn't thought of that you're an idiot.

Final Fantasy Tactics is not difficult, it's unbalanced and that lack of balance is easy to exploit. Big difference.
1855  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Decent and difficult PS 1/2 rpg on: June 17, 2008, 02:28:59 AM
Both Valkyrie Profile games offer a good challenge. Valkyrie Profile on hard-mode is just wonderful. Even when you only die a couple of times from random battles, the puzzles in the dungeons can certainly keep you busy. The dungeon designs of Valkyrie Profile 2 aren't as interesting as the ones in the first game, but the battles are much harder.

Oh and I love Breath of Fire V. Random monsters will kill you if you don't approach them properly. And you really don't want to die in Breath of Fire V, since there are only a few save points. Oh and healing items are rare and your mage character doesn't get a healing spell ^_^

I recall the Growlanser games being rather difficult. The second game had some evil floor collapsing stages and if one character fell it was game over.

Romancing SaGa was pretty difficult as well, it gave me plenty of game over screens. There was one boss that took me 10+ tries. Not that I really minded, the battle music was awesome.
1856  The Rest / General Discussions / Digging through old Usenet posts is fun. on: June 11, 2008, 08:01:46 AM
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The saddest thing about this thread is that it has a bunch of American
players getting excited about Final Fantasy VII, when they are never
going to get to play the game.
1857  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Beat the game on: May 30, 2008, 01:56:48 PM
Pong? I always used the Making of to get instant access to FMV's on game discs. Before the invention of Youtube it was the easiest way to view Stars of Tears (Xenogears).
1858  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Secret of Evermore on: May 20, 2008, 03:32:06 AM
They only copied the engine, everything else was very different. It's not uncommon for companies to re-use engines. Why write new code when you've got something lying around that's perfectly suitable?
1859  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Secret of Evermore on: May 10, 2008, 01:59:39 AM
Aside from a maze or two, Secret of Evermore never gave me any problems and the first time I played it, I was 10 years old...

I've replayed it several times and enjoyed it a lot, some of the bosses and locations are pure awesome. And then thee the dog of course. Eventually it will double as a toaster and that makes it the best dog ever. Maybe it shot missiles as well, but I can't remember...

Anyway, I don't think it's a hard game. Focus on healing alchemy. If you want long-ranged attacks, use the spear. There is one boss that's easier to take down with alchemy, but you can just bomb him with whatever powerful spells you have the materials for.
1860  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Dragon Quarter, or "Save Nowhere!" on: May 07, 2008, 01:10:55 AM
You Americans should stop complaining. The European version does not have a quick save, how evil is that?
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