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1141  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: March 11, 2013, 03:40:48 PM

I felt kind of stupid last night, I had exchanged a few cards for those initial merit boosts and was saving my cards for later, thinking that the other ones opened up as the game progressed...

Well little did I know that you had to buy everything in the tier one line for the next teir 2 line to open up lol..

Anyway just thought I would mention this in case somebody else did this.

don't feel bad my friend.... i didn't figure that out until I was about 30 hours in-LoL
1142  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 10, 2013, 03:53:24 PM
It's no secret that Innocent Sin was my favorite Playstation RPG, and the story/characters were a big reason.  I loved the music too (okay, except for Aoba Park.  Aoba Park's theme was better in Eternal Punishment). 

Actually, given how similar our taste in games seems to be, reading how much you loved IS is what made me want to play it so badly-LoL

Also, i feel like a jerk... within the first five minutes of playing today they already started eluding to the characters pasts and how they tie into their persona use.... glad I turned this back on today...

In truth I just have issues with everything on the shelf calling my name all at once right now for some reason... I am in the mood for SMT... so that is what I am doing... but I have sort of ignored how many games I have collected and not played until recently... the list is LONG (and exciting!!)... but that is another topic entirely.... i may have to hop over to "general discussion" and vent about it later, haha
1143  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 10, 2013, 02:35:45 PM
With Innocent Sin, there are a lot of flashback scenes from when the cast were kids that will explain their affinity for personas and all of that. 

Yes!.... I wasn't really letting on, but in truth, that beginning REALLY BOTHERED me!! I honestly feared that nothing was going to be fleshed out any more beyond that (in regard to casts abilities and whatnot... I feared super-hero syndrome... for seemingly no reason, random people have crazy capabilities they use without question to combat evil..... big big turn off for this guy.....).. Thanks Dincrest :)

I really want to stick with IS..... I have put down way too many SMT titles after starting them and it bothers the piss out of me... and this one in particular I feel will prove real worthwhile.... Once again, the friendly motivation is of great utility to me guys! Thanks
1144  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 10, 2013, 02:14:48 PM
Thank you both (Bleaker and Farron) for your input!!

That was totally what I needed to hear to pop this back in today (P2 Innocent Sin)... I REALLY want to enjoy the story, as I have been craving something a little different lately.... but damn.... the slow start had me regretting my decision a bit... And the way the story kicks off really disturbed me... with little to no explanation the main cast is WAAAAY too willing to accept being able to summon persona's, fight demons, and essentially just run off to save the day.... that and they never even touched upon how or why Michel could already summon his persona upon meeting him... I'll give it some more time before I decide whether or not I want to stick with it based on your motivating responses.... I gotta say though my backlogs or an xbox exclusive I haven't touched yet was looking much more appealing by the end of the night...

Now as for Overclocked, I am totally sold. Which really surprised me... thought it would have been the other way around (hooked on innocent sin instantly and on the fence about overclocked given my affinity for older 16 bit-32 bit era games) but "wow-ee"!!! Overclocked is just neat in a really fresh way to me. I really like the combination of tactics type gameplay with turn based classic RPG battles.

Maybe I am spreading myself too thin and should just focus on overclocked... I swear I have shin-megami-ADHD right now...... I woke up this morning thinking maybe I should give the beginning of Digital Devil Saga a shot before I commit or seeing if I can jump right on in at Devil Summoner 2 without having played through the first...... (i am not acting on those impulses by the way... something tells me it would just further muddy the waters at this point, LoL)
1145  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 09, 2013, 07:01:23 PM
I just finished up watching the Persona 4 anime and holy heck did it put me in SMT mood!!....

I'm literally like an hour or two away from finishing Ni No Kuni and had planned on digging into some backlogs and x-box rpgs once I was done but I'm reeeeeaaaally feeling like something from the SMT universe right now....

So I think I have narrowed it down to Devil Survivor Overclocked and Persona 2 IS.... neither of which I played yet...

I gave Devil Survivor an few hours of my time last night and feel safe in retiring Fire Emblem as my current handheld endeavor.... really didn't hold my interest anyhow... tonite I'm gonna give Persona 2 a shot......

Poor Ni No has to wait til later this week... if I try and beat it now I'm just gonna be rushing through stuff to start P2 IS....

There is no relevance to this post BTW... I just couldn't stop thinking about starting P2 and had to express it somewhere, LoL

1146  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: March 05, 2013, 07:28:26 PM
golly i hate when new games come out I really want to play and while I already have enough gaming on my plate to "feed" me for quite awhile... I'm going to pick this up now since I had it pre-ordered and paid off but I really torn about starting it post Ni No Kuni (I should be done this week)....

I really want to start either Tales of Vesperia, Magna Carta 2 or Lost Odyssey.... and aside from those I also want to finish up Agarest War 2 and Wild Arms altar code F..... decisions... decisions....

This happens every year to me with the atelier games... they always come out at the worst times for me....

Here is the official trailer BTW.... Lovely little tune they have playing for it too!

So is anyone else grabbing this gem today?
1147  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 05, 2013, 04:25:48 PM
So I put up 255 on benchpress 3 times unassisted. Pretty proud of it, considering it was my 5th set. Also did incline benchpress with dumbells, 85 pounds each. Fucking hardest part was actually getting the dumbells into the ready position, so much force exerted just to lift the damn things up. Hit the pec fly machine afterwards and maxed it out at 200lbs. Finished up with a forward bench press at about 280 lbs, and finally I did some tricep pushdowns at 200 lbs too just to switch it up. And now my monday's will be chest from this day forth! Course now I'm even more self conscious about women as I fear I may hug a lady and break something...

Tomorrow, I'm installing a security camera setup, doing laundry, and then a baxk workout. I'm aiming for an unassisted pullup by the end of the year, and before anyone here says they can do pull ups, easy, etc....I weigh 380lbs. If you can do a pull up at that weight, you're a fucking monster, I'd hate to make you angry as you could literally pull my arm off and beat me with it.

Thursday, I have to go to marlboro, NJ...idk why yet, I just know it's for one of my dad's friend. Again, that's Marlboro, NEW JERSEY. This makes me sad.

Dude, if you keep up with high-weight low rep workouts and keep upping your max weight so you end on positive failure (can't lift the weight again if your life depended on it) with some cardio included (but seperate) you will eventually have the body of a greek adonis.

Coupled with decent nutrition, taking full advantage of post-workout window of opportunity for anabolic feeding time, this statement is FACT, not speculation.

When I was doing the martial arts gig many moons ago I had a great deal of experience with that type of workout regimen and as such I tip my hat once again to you sir. Not easy by any stretch BUT IT WORKS! When I was fighting full contact at that time I worked out just like that to attain, and maintain, the weight I wanted.... I was about 70 pounds heavier than I am now with arguably less fat (my body looked good but my head looked real tiny-LoL)

As far as you being 27... I'm actually a wee bit surprised. For some reason I  perceived you as having some years on me D..... you just strike me as being far more intelligent and responsible than I... not that those characteristics are governed by age... but they certainly lend to a more mature impression being lent.

Please keep reporting on the workouts my man... it inspires me and reminds me of a time when I had some discipline in that regard :)
1148  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: March 04, 2013, 04:41:24 PM
 The most important part of the food is getting the familiarity hearts up so you can gain an extra skill slot.  Honestly the starting familiars work pretty well.  I kept mine in the active party and still use Mitey even though I'm at the end of the game.  

I agree totally on the hearts thing...

Additionally I also still use Mitey (at the end of the game as well)....

What is cool about the familiar system is that it is very "forgiving".... you can easily abandon the the development of one familiar for another and catch it "up to speed" with the rest very easily.... don't worry about feeling too restricted in your selection or "stuck" using one because you've already poured time and treats into the little bugger....

On the treats note, I actually found I easily maintained a surplus of treats without really even trying. They certainly are not hard to come by, so I wouldn't be too frugal with them.

All of this meshed well together for me as there were quite a few creatures I liked and wanted to develop simply because they were charming and adorable, albeit useless in contrast to some of my other more battle worthy pets....
1149  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Devil Survivor 2: Break Code announced for 3DS on: March 03, 2013, 02:07:37 PM

My backlog is so crazy, I really do need to finish some of these games. I may have misspoken, I didn't mean to fault this port for my personal laziness ;).

I hear ya! I have had DS1 for the 3ds sitting around since it came out.... this does motivate me though....
1150  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 03, 2013, 02:10:20 AM
Most of his stuff is on his furaffinity profile probably. :P

Okay guys. It's 7am on a Sunday and I am up because me and my dad want to attempt to get to Krispy Kreme before the crowd gets there. WHAT AM I DOING. I don't even want donuts at this hour, it's just the principle of the matter.

eat one for me.... make sure it is chocolate glazed... all this donut talk today has me craving sweets... it is 2am here and I have a funny feeling before the sun rises many protein bars will disapear from klyde's cabinet... the coconut-celery soup just is not cutting it tonite I'm afraid.... looks like it may be a sick day tomorrow
1151  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 03, 2013, 01:53:38 AM

WOOOOOO, I GET A PART.  I mean, uh, yes, I am specialized in that regard.  Sort of, if by specialized in that regard you mean 'has no other talents'. :D *puts on pin-striped suit and fedora for a flashy writer look and takes a polite bow*

In any case, rambling train-of-thought post or not, that's not a bad idea.

No I actually thought writing was your thing based on the fact that you mentioned you were proof-reading something for a friend of yours....


I drew a picture of Yoda as a three-legged baby suckling a wolf like in that Romulus and Remus sculpture. Pic contains poorly drawn wolf teats if you are, for whatever reason, in a context where that would be considered offensive.

I think I threatened to draw that a year ago.

I didn't know you were on DA as well Mesh! You need more dev's though!! Based on what I am seeing in your profile your only averaging 1 a year.... things take long in painter, but not that long.... LoL... I speak in just of course :) I actually really dig your red panda indo-piece!
1152  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 02, 2013, 05:09:56 PM
Vegeta's ballin, but his waistline shrinks as you hit the wrists. He's  already so much smaller than goku, lol.

But yeah, amazing job dude, considering your canvas is a moving piece of human. If you had made the both of those tattoos on the same person, you would have HAD to make a gogeta on the back.

That is the same person.... and I do need a background.... and I can't believe gogeta wasn't the first thing to occur to me.... you may have just had a hand in crafting something this client will wear for a long time D.....


Friday night and I'm just chilling on my chair with Russian roulette music* while wondering if I should finally start making a game.
I figure the best way to honor one's hobby is to contribute.
It's one thing I want to do in my life but I always get stuck at some point...

I have an entire binder of failed ideas or things that are way too challenging to do solo.
Most probably I'll fiddle on paper until 2-3 am, then get depressed, shove stuff back in the binder and go to sleep feeling like crap.

* Right click on C: and add every music file to playlist. Listen to anything that plays, no skipping.

Talking about collaborating with dice on art, I couldn't help but think when I read that ^^ how cool it would be to do an RPGfan collab project to make a game.... Dice and I could work on art and visuals, we could get dincrest to score it, you would obviously have to be director since its your concept... D, Aeolus and Eusis would have to be writers on account of I love their posts...desert walker would be a writer too because I believe he is sort of specialized in that regard..... starmongoose and yoda would also have to write on account of making me laugh.... anubis could take care of some tech-heavy stuff with his new com... mesh and kevadu would have to be storyboard or concept development because they both strike me as creative and intelligent.... and then there is a whole host of other talented folk here to get on the project with john and other administrators to help with programming......

yea.... sorry... I always wanted to make a game too.... sort of went off into fantasy-land there for a moment .... a guy can dream can't he??? (of making games while eating donuts and occasionally having sex of course....)
1153  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 02, 2013, 04:43:09 PM
Klyde and Dice sittin in a tree T-A-T-T-O-O-I-N-G


I just imagined Klyde having his tattoo shop in a tree and thought that would be kind of awesome...

that would be awesome.... damn if I had the capital to pull that off I'd be freakin' famous.... well, i'd at least get my own tattoo-tv-show for a season or two.....

Krispy Kreme donuts are awesome, but they make my teeth hurt just thinking about them. There used to be one on 72nd street right off amsterdam, next to grey's papaya (best hot dogs in NY). You could watch the donuts being made in the back of the store, though it's far less interesting than it sounds...but to get one fresh off the line....I think that's what sex is like.

i'd take the donut over sex... hell, I'd trade my tree-house-tattoo shop to be able to eat donuts.... then again having a labido and the ability to have sex again would be pretty cool too....  without the labido or desire I don't miss sex.... but I sure as heck miss krispy kream....

oh well.... i may not get to have donuts, but I did get to finish vegeta in my ongoing DBZ tattoo!

and a back to back of the saiyan heroes :)
1154  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 01, 2013, 05:30:00 PM
Klyde, you're doing my future tattoo when I figure out what it will be.  I want to commission you to draw stuff meanwhile... >=(


I have wanted to do a collaboration piece with you ever since we spoke of it on DA!! LoL

To be completely honest, it has literally been top on my list of "art I would like to do for my own sake" since then..... sadly, though I draw every day, I have not found the time to do one piece that has not been work related in a looooong time....

So you know how we solve that problem!?... We just freakin' do it.... I am off to work now actually but as of tomorrow I think we ought to start figuring this out... I'll try to think up some concepts and any ideas you have please throw my way :) The whole collaborating thing is completely new to me so any suggestions you have as to how we go about it would be greatly appreciated.

I come here more often then DA to be honest, so PMing me on here works!.... Gee golly I'm excited...

1155  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 01, 2013, 05:05:09 PM
I have stone steps that lead to my house.... last night at 4am I wanted a protein bar from my car (I keep it in there because I'm not supposed to eat them, they make me very sick.... but I indulge every so often as a treat-LoL)..... so I my excitement and haste I slipped.... my tailbone bounced off the concrete like a freakin' super ball..... today it hurts just to play ni no kuni.... i have had some injuries boy, but this one SUCKS!!

in other news.... I finished a rugrats tattoo i am sort of fond of... typically I don't post anything here unless it is gaming or anime related but well.... its rugrats so its ok :)

tomorrow i will have a pic of vegeta to go with my Goku from last week!!

I'm actually playing around with the idea of joining a strongman competition in a couple years if I keep training like this. I mean, I'm good at it, I enjoy doing it, and unlike my terrible video game addiction, this is healthy.

I can totally relate to that sentiment... I've always felt like my being an avid runner somehow counter-balances my gaming habit....

Kudos to you D for your ambitions to become a strongman :)

Well that is all.... I'm off to find a photon avatar with idiot written on his forehead as a result of my ni no kuni thread blunder..... 
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