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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 10, 2015, 06:45:25 AM
From my perspective #2 sounds best. While it may be a start-up, they do seem to have a good idea of what they're doing. You get to do the work you want to do, and you like the game, right? Being able to work something you can be proud of is important. Since you won't have to move this seems to me like the safest bet. Well, as long as they're the type of studio that doesn't pay with promises but with actual money.

47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 09, 2015, 01:33:09 PM
Star Ocean Online? Now that's meta.
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Langrisser: Reincarnation coming Stateside? on: April 09, 2015, 09:10:52 AM

That reminds me, wasn't there some character in Awakening that was like a thousand-year old goddess who "decided" to appear in human form as a little girl, lol.

Nowi, a dragon, looks maybe 12 in human form. It's awkward.
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 08, 2015, 07:42:39 AM
Just translate the Destiny remake and throw it on Vita or something. If they do that I'll buy every tales release going forward, regardless of quality, because of how much I love ToD.

I asked. Apparantly even putting the original Tales of Destiny (or Tales of Eternia) on PSN takes more work than they're willing to put into it.

They don't think we're worth it :(
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: April 06, 2015, 03:03:29 PM
1. Long Live the Queen
2. A Bird Story
3. Choice of the Deathless
4. Child of Light
5. The Sacred Tears TRUE
6. Reccetear
7. Fairune
8. Black Sigil
9. Summon Night: Twin Age
10. Time Hollow
11. Paper Mario

12. Touch Detective
Welcome to - I don't know? - 2007! Cute and quirky little adventure game, but whoever designed the puzzles should lay off the shrooms. There's stuff in there that's running laps around some of the illogical brain vomit I saw in shitty adventure games from the nineties. One of the puzzles involves inflating a character and later on stabbing her to deflate her like a balloon and that's one of the more sane mental challenges.

13. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan
Finally got around to playing and finishing this one. There's something very calming about drawing detailed maps and it's always nice to see some extra icons that make my maps extra detailed. Also, I love how the expanded on the sea faring segments of Etrian Odyssey III. It may have made it a little difficult to gauge my progress, but it really added to that happy 'yay, I'm an explorer!' feeling.

13. Atelier Shallie
The ending of the trilogy was not as epic as I had hoped, but I don't feel too sad about it. The Dusk is very much a complex global environmental problem, having two teenagers solve it in a matter of months would have made the others' accomplishments seem trivial. I like the idea of the Shallies being two of (hopefully) many more working to make the world a better place for the next generation, fighting the crisis one step at a time. No convenient solution (aka some long-haired pretty boy to beat to a pulp), just hard work fuled by a thirst for knowlegde. As for the gameplay, I kind of missed having to manage time and the task systems was unnecessarily complex, but other than that is was as fun as ever.

14. Evoland
Cool idea, poorly executed. There's some annoying glitches and it's possible to get yourself stuck by landing your airship on a wrong patch of grass. Steam isn't even showing my playtime properly (apparently I completed the game in 13 minutes). Oh well. It was on sale.

Adventure Bar Story
It's like Atelier! If you sucked out its soul and served up its RPG Maker-created corpse on a platter. I guess it offers plenty of content for the 5 they're asking for it, but I'm seriously wondering why I played through the 20+ hour story while I had much better games to play in my backlog. I did get a laugh out of the leveling system, though. You see, instead of having characters gain exp from battle they gain it from eating food. However, not all food is created equal. When some low-level mage guy joined up late, I force-fed him 25 glasses of pineapple juice a day so he could catch up. Meanwhile, the other characters where on a diet of pizza because those ingredients ("mats") were cheap/easy to find.
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 06, 2015, 01:08:12 PM
I want to punch panel guy in the face... Stupid self-absorbed super fan doesn't want any type of discussion during the panel, because he doesn't do discussion well. Why sign up for a discussion panel then? He then had the lack of brains to question why I'm a panel member. Also didn't like what he said to another panel member. She said Hatoful Boyfriend is one of her favourite games and he's like "have you played the BBL route?" Of course she has! That's part of why Hatoful Boyfriend is awesome. Besides, the game is available on Steam for a couple of bucks, you don't need to be some super special weeaboo snowflake to play the full game. Right after, he said some stuff in a flirty manner. Ew. Hate that type. I really, really want to punch him. Or maybe kick. Kicking would be good. I still have my clogs somewhere and by clogs I mean the Dutch type made out of wood. I'd be happy to arrange a painful meeting between my shoe-shaped wood and his, eh, wood.

(And to think the actual panel is still more than a month away...)

52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 02, 2015, 04:25:29 AM
Hey, that Yoshi is knitted! That's so unauthentic! Screw you, Nintendo, that should have been an amigurumi amiibo!

j/k

Yarny Yoshi is perfect (I love that they're experimenting with different materials!) and I'm already throwing money at the screen :D
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 02, 2015, 04:05:36 AM
Granted, I do wear spandex cycling shorts and tights when I ride, but they're quite comfortable.  The bous feel supported but not crushed or strangled.  And I once bought some skinny jeans after I first lost 70+ pounds (it was like The Nutty Professor "Spandex!") but they were really uncomfortable to sit in, especially while driving.

Anything that is low waisted AND skinny is impossible to wear. Unless you want everyone in the world to see your buttcrack. 

Or unless you're a woman and like tunics. Tunics are pretty much the only reason I have skinny jeans. Sadly, most of them are from seasons when nearly everything was low waisted. While I could probably get away with wearing them with a regular shirt (go skinny me!) like most girls do, I'd rather not, because it looks kinda cheap and thrashy.

Nowadays I'm more into skirts and dresses, though. Those are so comfortable. Also, I like the contrast. Certain types of people who meet me for the first time offline expect me to be some giant bitch, but there I am, wearing a cute dress with tiny flowers on it, with maybe some black lace here and there, long hair in a soft looking braid... Pisses them off and I love it.

54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 01, 2015, 03:45:06 AM
Are you reading Manly Guys Doing Manly Things? If not you should probably fix that. There's a whole story arc making fun of Nomura's pretty boy designs.
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 31, 2015, 03:39:08 AM
Well, that was fast. A friend asked me to take part in a panel and we're doing introductions through e-mail. Two mails in and I've already insulted someone. Guy want to spend 10-15 minutes of the hour we have discussing the finer points of how to get Japanese PC games to work on European systems (the panel is actually about visual novels/dating sims as a genre). I told him that's not a very good idea, because while useful that information is unlikely to stay with the people listening unless they're avid note takers.* Then he got upset because apparently he's been working on that for three months and I should let him do what he wants because I hurt his feelings. Ugh, I hate super fans. Emotional blackmail, too.

*See, I was being nice! What I wanted to say was more along the lines of: 'At most two other people in the audience will be interested in how you get your foreign fap material to run on your PC, how about you share your secrets discreetly?'

You... just install applocale and run them through that. And running them through AppLocale is literally just open AppLocale and select thing you want to run with it. How would that take 15 minutes to explain, let alone take /three months/ to come up with? Also I think you only need to do that if the source thing uses shift-jis encoding instead of unicode or some bitmap, anyway.

Like I figured this out /on my own/ in a very short period of time when Lunatic Dawn hit steam, and I'm not particularly lucid even.

From what I gathered this guy imports physical releases (stuff they sell and Comiket and such) and not just the more recent ones. Apparently you need to do things like run Japanese editions of older operating systems to make those work. He thinks this will be interesting for the audience at the convention because people online ask him how to do this stuff all the time.

It's, eh, very specific. But, since it's important to him, he assumes it's important to everyone else.
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 30, 2015, 03:50:57 AM
Well, that was fast. A friend asked me to take part in a panel and we're doing introductions through e-mail. Two mails in and I've already insulted someone. Guy want to spend 10-15 minutes of the hour we have discussing the finer points of how to get Japanese PC games to work on European systems (the panel is actually about visual novels/dating sims as a genre). I told him that's not a very good idea, because while useful that information is unlikely to stay with the people listening unless they're avid note takers.* Then he got upset because apparently he's been working on that for three months and I should let him do what he wants because I hurt his feelings. Ugh, I hate super fans. Emotional blackmail, too.

*See, I was being nice! What I wanted to say was more along the lines of: 'At most two other people in the audience will be interested in how you get your foreign fap material to run on your PC, how about you share your secrets discreetly?'
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 26, 2015, 06:21:49 AM
So, uh...

Apparently my stepdad's father went crazy and tried to kill his wife before killing himself. This was my afternoon today.

Yeah...

My condolences.

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Though let this be a lesson. Plenty of people could have seen this coming but chose not to. I've met the man multiple times and it was super apparent he was losing his marbles. I don't care how close you are to your elders, dementia is not something to be taken lightly. If you see the signs, get them help.

Good advice. Sadly it's often easier said than done. My grandma tried to kill herself several times, usually by hanging. Failed every time. My parents tried to get her help, but she kept convincing everyone else she was fine. Didn't take much, because people hardly worry about old people. You just stick 'em in a home. Now her mind is so far gone, she doesn't recognise her own children anymore. She fills her days with watching television, doesn't want to do anything else. We're sure she still wants to die, but she's terrible it. When she caught that flu and a few months ago, right after recovering from some lung infection, she should have died. Everyone was prepared to let her pass away. But, it just didn't work out that way. Now we joke she's forgotten how to die, because we're terrible people.
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Digital VS Physical on: March 22, 2015, 04:22:59 PM
I'm fine with digital if it's something cheap I plan to play soon. My Steam library is basically a collection of things I paid less than 5 for and I've played around 80% of the games in it. I buy 'trinkets' on the 3DS as well.

However, I'd rather buy physical if:
-It's a bigger game, especially if it's on the Xbox 360 (lack of internet) or Vita (memorycards are so expensive!).
-It's a (comic) book. I just can't get used to reading on a screen, I guess. Also, my office/study (it sounds fancier than it is) is filled with books and I love being able to just grab something, flip through it and maybe sit down on the floor and read it (the floor is surprisingly comfortable).

A few weeks ago my best friend finally brought his girlfriend along (she's real and really nice!) and she got really excited when she saw all my manga. So we just kinda browsed the shelves, squeed over our favourite books and recommended manga to eachother. Can't really do that with digital copies. Well, I guess you could compare lists on tablets or something, but that's boring.
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 20, 2015, 05:15:06 AM
I bought an exercise bike a few months back and it's great. Sure, I cycle plenty what with not having a grocery store nearby and my bicycle being my only mode of transportation, but it's so nice to be able to take 30 minute breaks from work to move my legs (and watch some anime or something) even when the weather outside is all cold and nasty (aka Dutch weather).

Not for AD(H)D related reasons, though. My circulation is pretty shitty and if I don't move I get really cold (including fingers and lips turning blue - not a very charming look), my legs go all tingly and so on. It's not just for comfort, though. Heart problems run in the family and I'm going to outcycle that shit as long as I can!
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 12, 2015, 03:51:10 AM
In some places having a job is considered winning, isn't it? :(

I hope that coworker is able to find something else soon. That amount of stress is not good for your health.
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