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31  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 07, 2016, 04:50:29 PM
The actualy reason for that name is kind of sad, though. Senka's old partner died right around Christmas and he had these cute tiger stripes. The night he died I dreamt about how he was gone and that we'd never watched the final episode of Tiger & Bunny together. I woke up around 5 AM and got up just in case, and yeah, he was gone... Two weeks later, I went to look for a new rabbit that'd be willing to put up with Senka's difficult personality, found Bunny and just kinda went with the flow. They lived happily ever after.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The State of the Atelier Series (and Stuff) on: June 07, 2016, 04:29:05 PM
I enjoyed it. Sophie felt a bit more like the Iris games, but with the epicness (or typical-RPG-adventure-ness) removed in favour of something lighter. I especially liked the more visual alchemy system.

But... I would be surprised if they didn't release a Plus version.
33  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 07, 2016, 04:16:31 PM
Bunny and Senka

You have a rabbit named "Bunny"?

He's adopted and I didn't bother renaming him. It's no worse than a dragon named Ryu.

His full name is Barnaby Brooks Jr.
Yes... that's a Tiger and Bunny joke.

Actually... Barnaby is the name on his vaccination papers and stuff (to prevent mix-ups with all the other Bunnies out there). Formally, his name is Barnaby, but everyone just call him Bunny (or Bun or Bunbun or Mr. Fluffybutt or something). So, okay, I guess, I half lied when I said I didn't change it.
34  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 07, 2016, 02:54:21 PM
Bunny and Senka

You have a rabbit named "Bunny"?

He's adopted and I didn't bother renaming him. It's no worse than a dragon named Ryu.
35  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 07, 2016, 12:18:56 PM
@Jimmy: Aren't we all just "grinding out relationships" in the end, though?

Relationships in Fire Emblem remind me of how you introduce pets to eachother. Like, you make them spend time together under supervision, and if they don't try to kill eachother, it'll probably be okay.

My current rabbits were like:

Bunny: Yay, a new friend! Let's play!
Senka: No. Leave me alone.

Bunny: We got a slice of banana! I love banana!
Senka: It's pretty good, I guess. But please, let me eat in peace.

Bunny: Naptime! This spot is nice. Isn't it nice? There's room enough for two! I'm just going to nap here, and if somebunny happens to join me, that's totally okay.
Senka: Whatever, if you say so. ... ... It is a nice spot... ... ... Zzzzzzzz....

Senka: Your fur is a mess. Now I have to groom it again. You should take better care of it.
Bunny: I guess, but you're better at it than me, and we'll always be together, right?
Senka: Yes... We'll be together always. Now sit still!

... Okay, I think I might have given my pets more character development than some of the Fates characters...

36  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 06, 2016, 04:54:08 PM
How do you deal with the cheaters?

I avoid their castles as much as possible, but sometimes I accidently end up in one and if I feel like they look too confident, I attack. Most cheaters aren't actually good players. Their castle layouts suck, they use popular skills that don't work well together and so on.

First I figure out the placement of my units. Basically, I want most of them to be as safe as possible until I'm done destroying most of the buildings. Ideally, Xander (who specializes in demolition and not getting OHKO'd, he's not any good at anything else - seriously, I do no expect him to see the end of the battle) starts somewhere where he can destroy atleast two important buildings. He gets help from Shiro and Takumi. Destruction used to be Soleil's job, but that was before she was fueled by carbs. Sometimes my units and Takumi work together to take out some units that can be defeated even with all the buildings standing.

I keep away from the enemy until the buildings are down. After that I try to split up enemy forces and take them out one by one. There's usually some kiting involved using Ryoma as bait.

Soleil plays a big role in the killing part as she's both fast and sturdy, and shuriken lower enemy stats. Her and her replica can support eachother, which sometimes makes a difference. The stale bread actually plays an important strategic role: it allows them to restore HP every time they attack, up to 16HP per turn. They also have savage blow to help soften up tough enemies. If they can't finish something off, literally anyone else can.

(Soleil + Soleil = dinner is served! (Because there's free bread and Ryoma looks like a lobster, get it? ... Wait. Were all those lobster and pineapple t-shirts actually Fire Emblem memes in disguise? The world makes sense again!))

Ryoma and Asugi help with the clean-up too. My unit and Takumi usually (help) take care of the 'real' Ryoma.

Sakura is mostly there for healing (but she can destroy buildings with one hit as well, and is a decent mage) and Replicate lets her do twice as much of that. She gets help from her son Forrest, who's able to take down some low-res enemies on the side with his Flame Shuriken.

More often than not, the throne is wide open while I kite, but I try to rout the enemy when I can. It's so much sweeter that way.

So, eh, mostly just strategy, really. Generally takes 8-12 turns. As scary as all those screen stats look, you're still fighting against dumb AI (that has to work with subpar movesets and class/weapon choices).

Also, can you and I battle each other and compare units?  I'm pretty proud of mine, but I have a feeling yours will outclass mine.

Only if we're in the same region, I think. There are 5 vs 5 matches for that?
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 06, 2016, 01:27:17 PM
Ik will cross my fingers for you and hope for an awesome lunch. (But you should probably be prepared for soggy sandwiches.) And hey, we're here if you ever need to vent :)
38  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 06, 2016, 05:04:57 AM
Fire Emblem Fates: still fighting castle battles. I think I've created a monster.

My Hero Soleil was stat blessed but not exactly noteworthy otherwise. She needed some new skills, and look at that, a ninja class tree! Soleil worked hard and learned Replicate, then turned into a ninja. Ninja Soleil took one look at my good shuriken stock and was like 'yeah, I can't use this', so I gave her some stale bread.

She's killed five enemy Ryomas and countless other tough units armed with nothing but herself and bread. Okay, Lethality and Dragon Fang helped as well, and even the occasional Sol was pretty handy (maybe I should get her Astra instead, though), but her skills a part of her too. No matter how you look at it, her enemies were sitting ducks compared to the might of her bread-chucking skills.

I wish I could draw, because the image of two Ninja Soleils taking down future kings by throwing bread at them should be immortalised.

Edit: OMG, I should name her bread! Like... Bread of Death! Or Pandemonium!

39  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 06, 2016, 03:11:20 AM
It wouldn't hurt to put some Tales of on your completed list, as it is an important series in its own right. Tales of the Abyss is one of the most beloved installments and you've got it sitting right there in your backlog.

But if you're in the mood for something lighter, Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door is amazing. It almost made my siblings and I fight over who could play next.

(You have a Soul Nomad and the World Eaters! I wish I had a Soul Nomad and the World Eaters... It's probably the last PS2 game I still want, but I can't find it anywhere.)
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 05, 2016, 04:53:37 PM
welp. goddamnit if I didn't get engaged last night.  I swore it'd never happen, but then it did.

41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 04, 2016, 01:18:08 PM
So much junkfood all at once sounds disgusting... Like, a bag of crisps once in a while is nice, and having tea, cookies with friends is good too, and I just had pizza for dinner (with feta, spinach and grilled eggplant), but too much of it and I start craving veggies in no time.

I guess one advantage of working from home is not feeling pressure to not be healthy. Though, from what I've heard, the office of the website I freelance for isn't so bad. Imagine a whole bunch of gamer dudes... drinking tea.

My other 'thing' doesn't even have an office, but we have meetings in conference room of a restaurant sometimes. (Uh, this place, if anyone wants to know) and that when I go all-out. These meetings are typically 6+ hours, but lunch is included and lunch is awesome. I mostly stick to tea during the actual meeting, but my colleagues say the chocolate milk is amazing. I might try it next time.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 04, 2016, 10:17:42 AM
Sadly we had to bid adieu to our dream of having our home where we wanted it and the exact home we wanted. We ended up putting a bid on another home.


I hope the next place is nice. Is it nice?
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2016, 04:02:14 PM
I have like... Six sweatervests. But, I'm a girl. When I wear it with the right skirt and shoes, it's fashion.

(I do think some young men can totally get away with wearing sweatervests, though.)

BTW I found a t-shirt I like. I think I looked at over three hundred shirts. It was a confusing experience. Why do multiple brands have t-shirts with lobsters? Is it a thing? Why is it a thing? I mean, I kinda understand the pugs. They're an ugly kind of cute that's popular right now. However, lobsters are... lobsters.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2016, 08:16:24 AM
I'm trying to find a white t-shirt, but it's suprisingly difficult. I don't like most prints. It's like...

[random words]
[motivational message]
[something slutty]
[pug with sunglasses]
[seriously, another pug]
[I don't think these are actual words...]
[random words about fictional sportsteam]
[sparkly cat]
[motivational message]
[seashells where the boobs are supposed to be, but it's not too obvious because the model is build like a lanky tween]
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2016, 05:19:38 AM
Maybe you could decrease the suck by temporarily increasing it: blast your favourite music through the neighbourhood until the bird gets the hint.

(This bird is so cute, trying his best to sing the Neon Genesis Evangelion opening!)
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