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481  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Word Verification/Captcha help on: September 28, 2013, 04:40:28 PM
This problem has plagued me for ages and I feel it has finally become enough of a nuisance to try and solve it.

Word verification/audio verification and captcha thingies WILL NOT appear or load anywhere for me. This is not a site specific issue, nor a browser specific issue. I cannot complete any sign-up requiring it and have tried reloading the same page in multiple IE browsers and chrome browsers.

Additionally I tried lowering all security and privacy settings to their minimum to see if that solves the problem... it did not. I have basically tried screwing with every setting in the "tools" or "settings" tabs in my browsers with no luck so I don't believe the problem lies there....

Anyone have any ideas? In the past I have been using my Iphone to sign up for stuff as a work-around for the problem but I would love to fix it.
482  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 28, 2013, 02:46:59 PM
So I went the day route and picked staff/gave up sword.... started playing and go to myself "Gee golly this sure seems like its waaaaaaay easier than it did to me a few weeks ago".

So I check my other save file and discover why I got the impression this game was so difficult... Now, I know I unwittingly I gave up shield and picked sword for my original file and I set out in the dead of night...foolish as that was...  but what I was mistaken about was the difficulty... I erroneously selected proud, though I would have bet a testicle that I selected "final mix". As I stated a few posts ago I like my action-ee titles fun and mildly challenging, NOT HARD..... no wonder it took me over an hour dodge rolling to beat cerberus a few weeks ago.

Playing now the experience seems a whole lot easier to digest. I don't feel nearly as intimidated as I did. Last time I got my first few game over's in traverse town BEFORE I even hit the first boss-LoL

EDIT: @ Klutz, now that I sort of understand that scale of the difficulty you are contending with I really do tip my hat to you.... you are a sick ticket my friend! Sick enough to earn my respect.
483  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 27, 2013, 06:51:21 PM
thats it... I'm taking the plunge guys. love it or hate it, I gotta see it through. Just went out and picked this back up after a week of obsessing. I gotta get through it for my sanity.

So question... I think I started off on the wrong foot because I didn't know what I was doing. I picked the final mix difficulty and gave up shield, selected sword and I found the game to be a wee bit too hard for my taste..... ok I found it to be REAL hard.

So my question is, should I restart and change the settings? Will it make much of a difference?

BTW kudos to you Klutz for your efforts, I know I couldn't handle the challenge you've undertaken there. Not in a title like this at least... Now give me something like X-Com or a tactical game and I'm on board for an extremity in difficulty. Hard action-ee titles make me want to rage quit.

YMMV.  I think it's one of those "do what you're most comfortable with".
I took the shield myself, and gave up magic (because it's enough trouble to cast).  I'm sure others will say different things.

But the questions the FF kids ask you while you're floating around in dream-limbo at the start actually have some interesting consequences that has to do with how much EXP you get up until the lvl 40 (iirc).  It gives you more till 40, then less after, or vice versa (or no change at all with other options).



Ooooooohhhhh ok, I was wondering what impact those questions have!!! What do you suggest I aim for, the more til 40, less til 40 or balanced. I highly doubt I am going to be doing a completionist run of this game, so if leveling beyond 40 is more pertinent to optional bosses or post game stuff I don't really care.

484  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: September 27, 2013, 05:36:28 PM
I wonder if the protagonist this time will be an idiot savant again or a doormat again?

I don't even know who is supposed to be who there.  I wouldn't describe any of the AT protagonists with either of those terms...

I was referring to the male leads, Lyner and that guy from 3 as the former and Croix as the latter. Especially in regards to Cosmospheres and item creations (although Croix does get better as the game goes on, especially once he starts grasping the true depth of crazy he's working with).

I loved Lyner. He is one of my favorite pretty-boy-shallow-do-gooder-main characters actually. Something about him always reminded me of early 90's Gavin Rossdale with armor and a sword... don't ask me why.
485  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 27, 2013, 05:32:57 PM
thats it... I'm taking the plunge guys. love it or hate it, I gotta see it through. Just went out and picked this back up after a week of obsessing. I gotta get through it for my sanity.

So question... I think I started off on the wrong foot because I didn't know what I was doing. I picked the final mix difficulty and gave up shield, selected sword and I found the game to be a wee bit too hard for my taste..... ok I found it to be REAL hard.

So my question is, should I restart and change the settings? Will it make much of a difference?

BTW kudos to you Klutz for your efforts, I know I couldn't handle the challenge you've undertaken there. Not in a title like this at least... Now give me something like X-Com or a tactical game and I'm on board for an extremity in difficulty. Hard action-ee titles make me want to rage quit.
486  The Rest / General Discussions / compulsive need to finish games on: September 27, 2013, 02:26:08 PM
I hate my OCD tendencies... truth be told, as strange and "icky" as Kingdom Hearts made me feel... and with all the other games I'm itching to get to... After having traded in my copy upon deeming it unhealthy for me and buying a WII U bundle, I STILL CANNOT GET THIS STUPID GAME OFF MY MIND! I've literally had recurring nightmares for a week now involving KH.

This all stems from me being a freakin' fruit loop and needing to finish what I start. I feel like I can't even get to disgaea in a week and half from now happily (despite it being my favorite franchise period) without taking the plunge and getting through this and at the same time, somewhere in my gut I know I shouldn't.

Yes it IS just a game... no it shouldn't affect me like this... and good god how liberating it would be to just say "i don't like it, no sir, not even looking at that again".... But my disordered thinking and tendencies dictate otherwise for me.

Does anyone else have this type problem? How do you handle it? Do you just knock em out and conquer games for the sake of your sanity or do you level with yourself and say realistically "this should just yield enjoyment" and drop em.

I'm making a post about it and inquiring because I never realized until now how vexing a problem this is for me and my gaming. With some titles being as long as they are, the compulsive need to finish what you start could net you quite a few hours of torture.

Am I the only one that suffers from this brand of insanity?

EDIT: I should note that I do know myself well enough to know that the answer for me in situations such as this is beat the snot out of the game. Its the only answer for an obsessive compulsive fool such as myself. I'm really just curious to see how you folks deal with this type of thing... or whether you deal with it at all-haha

 

487  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: September 27, 2013, 02:01:18 PM
Playing windwaker now brings me back to xmas break in HS when I got Ocarina and spent my whole break playing it. I played it so much I forgot everything about school, including my locker combination, when I got back. Those were the days.

I love the little messages you can find from people. I just found a cute one some person drew of link and navi screaming "HEY LISTEN"

The very first message I sent out in a bottle net me a warning from the administrator. Apparently I was soliciting my name to add to friends list and this was clearly (unbeknownst to me) in violation with the miiverse rules. - LoL
488  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: September 26, 2013, 07:42:22 PM
So I bought the bundle, for the fuck of it, and I love it. I haven't had a N console since N64 and I'm hoping they HDify more classics, especially some sort of Galaxy bundle.

The controls in Waker are a bit wonky and floaty, though. Still it's a beautiful game and loads of fun.

I really can't believe how much fun I'm having with the Wii U. My faith is restored in Nintendo.  I hope more publishers feel likewise...

They have mountains of them at the gamestops near me.

I'm guessing you'll be ok to chill until more rupees are in your pouch

 I have the money, but with the amount of things coming out next year, I'm saving to be broke next year.

Yodes, FF14, lets doit

I hear ya on saving with the intentions of going broke, I'm pawning stuff left and right fund my exorbitant gaming habit! And BTW thanks for inviting me to the FF party dice..... *sigh* its no wonder I grew up to only appreciate the single player experience...

But even if I were invited, I'd have to decline on account of...



I have a feeling FF14 would suck me in and spit me out all nasty like

I feel like playing that game could jeopardize my professional life if I were to entertain it-LoL
489  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: September 26, 2013, 05:26:33 PM
The booger kid in the 1st village is making me sick

That was the most intense digital snot I have ever seen.... in a platformer that would be used to swing from objects whilst doubling as a weapon.
490  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Moving into the next gen with Sony. Advise me please. on: September 25, 2013, 09:03:56 PM
So no one has any clue about the system activation thing/problem?

Not sure anyone knows.  I know they count "consoles" (PS3) and "handhelds" (PSP or Vita) differently, but the PSP and Vita do count towards the same limit.  But that could change with the PS4...and then there's the Vita TV too.  I have no idea what that would count as...

Still, activating/deactivating systems isn't that hard so long as you still have the system.

I remember it proving problematic for me at one point, but I can't recall why. I should really check and see if I have things activated that I no longer use or own...
491  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Moving into the next gen with Sony. Advise me please. on: September 25, 2013, 06:47:54 PM
Knack was the only thing that looked appealing to me as well. Though I am still not learned in what will be available on PSN... forgot about that aspect entirely - LoL

So no one has any clue about the system activation thing/problem?
492  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 25, 2013, 04:36:47 PM
This is entirely your fault for trying it when you clearly had every reason not to. You realize that, I hope.

Indeed, I am a victim of my own nature and curiosity far more frequently then I care to admit. I just heard such stellar things about the game for so long I thought it wouldn't hurt see what all the fuss was about. Clearly I was wrong... I think it did hurt-LoL

I think the bragging goes to the later titles.

And as to why it's got a hook on you?  It's Disney.  That shit was crack for our childhood and we experience a relapse of it in videogame/squeenix form

Thats the thing.... Disney apparently freaked me out as a kid. Just last week I spoke to my father (haven't spoken to him in a very long time) and ironically enough he reported to me as a little child I would apparently cry and carry on excessively when my parents would try to show me disney movies or sesame street. As such, my disney exposure is nominal at best.

And now for an off topic, but currently thread appropriate glimpse into Klyde's Childhood. WARNING: No KH relevant material for the next paragraph.

My parents were real horror buffs. The even made horror films they would enter in indie festivals and had our yard and house all spooka-fied as a walk-through haunted attraction. Growing up Nightmare on Elm Street was my sesame street-LoL. In fact the earliest memory I have of "buying" anything is of a childs play latex chuckie mask.... Apparently I was fine seeing all this stuff as young child until they showed me the exorcist when I was 5 or 6, that apparently scared the crud out of me.

493  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 25, 2013, 04:07:51 PM
This is entirely your fault for trying it when you clearly had every reason not to. You realize that, I hope.

Indeed, I am a victim of my own nature and curiosity far more frequently then I care to admit. I just heard such stellar things about the game for so long I thought it wouldn't hurt see what all the fuss was about. Clearly I was wrong... I think it did hurt-LoL
494  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 25, 2013, 03:29:09 PM
I don't get what the hell this game did to my head... Maybe it is just because I have a REAL hard time not finishing stuff I start, but ever since I dropped it I can't get the f***ing thing off my mind despite being completely wrapped up in wind waker HD right now.

I was sure I hated it. I can't stand disney. Makes me feel creepy as sin. I didn't know HOW creepy until I played this game actually... Before I would have told you I just didn't care for or have much disney background. Now I feel as though I have issues buried in the recesses of my mind that disney unearths for me or something.

For the love of god, someone give me a good reason to let this go entirely and never look back...

But whining about my mental anguish over KH is not why I am here... It is to offer up my KH theme download code because I never redeemed it before promptly selling the game when I realized I just don't think it is healthy for me to play it-LoL

Whoever wants it just PM me. I don't want to just post it for fear that some wandering guest might snatch it up before any of you fine folk whom I love so dearly :)

I really wish I knew why I can't get this title off my mind...  I'm just not sure if it is because I have PTDS (post traumatic disney syndrome), hate cross universe anything, or just truly loathe the title and am having a hard time shaking the 15 hours or so of trauma I incurred trying to play it. Or just maybe I truly liked it in spite of all that and should just finish it for piece of mind????.... I am so confused... This warrants a title change from doctor skype to "disney-phobic"....
495  The Rest / General Discussions / Moving into the next gen with Sony. Advise me please. on: September 25, 2013, 03:02:42 PM
So I've got my buck up to buy the PS4. I know I'm gonna want it eventually, and I've blindly grabbed every other playstation at launch without regret. But as I reflect it was always easy to move on to the next gen because there were games I wanted to pop in and play. At present, I see nothing at launch that even remotely peaks my interest. That aside, I see lots of titles coming out I could just pre-order and pay off for the ps3 that I KNOW i am going to NEED in my collection.

So my question is as follows, although the answer seems obvious... is there any reason I am missing to jump onto the ps4 bandwagon at launch? Would it be a better move to buy the half dozen RPG's and spin-offs I want coming out tentatively between now and 1st quarter next year instead?

I really sort of feel that (unless I overlooked something) my tastes really are not going to be catered to via the PS4 for some time and it would prove a better decision to let the library get fleshed out with some more titles first.

I suppose my confusion stems from being a creature of habit and always grabbing a playstation at launch like a tradition. But this generation still seems to have quite a bit of life left to it and the fact that sooooo much came out worth playing I haven't even gotten to yet makes me wonder if it would be pragmatic to break tradition at this point....

What I would really like to hear is some good logic behind jumping in head-first and getting the ps4 because right now I see NO reason to just yet.

I am also curious about sony's silly device activation. I have 2 ps3's and a psp activated already. Presuming I grab a vita in addition to the ps4, does this mean I am going to have to deactivate and retire systems to activate and effectively utilize my new hardware??

Lastly, as we all remember, launch model hardware for the ps3 was leagues beyond the models that came soon there-after. Does anyone see this being the case with the PS4?
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