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796  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 05, 2014, 09:32:47 PM
Even as early on as I am, the dungeons seem all over the place in terms of design.

I sort of like it in a way. That is, I really don't know what to expect. Boss battles have proven oddly non-uniform as well.

I honestly felt as though I was playing a completely different game in the mammal dungeon this weekend. A far easier game than the bird or plant dungeon led me to believe I was playing....

While strangely uneven in design, the brooding mood iced with 80's willow/legend quality fantasy feel is thick and consistent. I love it thus far.

Could have benefit from some weapon variety though, for certain. Wish I had me a sword or dagger or something... I've never been a spear dude.
797  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Holy Crud, Klyde's RPG goodies on E-Bay?? Act fast! on: May 05, 2014, 07:08:56 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301174499731

Wii U Re-listed because the jerk who initially bought it didn't mean to.-LoL

Hmmm,, I might have been interested in some stuff, but looks like sold already, oh well, good for you!

What was it you were interested in Bytor? A few auctions went off without bidders thus some stuff is still available.
798  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: May 05, 2014, 06:43:21 PM
Is a Persona 4 Golden anime necessary? Of COURSE it's not. Am I still going to watch it? Of COURSE I am. Also, considering the time that the livestream came on in Japan, I am willing to bet that those dudes were quite inebriated and/or pretty exhausted.

I can honestly say, even as a huge persona fan, I WILL NOT be watching P4 Golden The Anime. Since Persona 4 came out, I played P4, watched the anime, played enough P4 arena to get sufficiently sick of it, played P3, watched Trinity Souls, played P2 IS, played P2 EP, and have since moved into the SMT world I missed out on in past years... At this point I can't really say much of anything will peak my interest until there is some more P5 news. I feel like my apatite for existing persona material is beyond satiated at present.

I will say however, that a desire to finally get to Digital Devil Saga has been growing within me as of late. That is really the only leg of the SMT franchise left that I have zero experience with.

799  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 05, 2014, 06:32:03 PM
Couldn't pull myself away from Child of Light to entertain much Terranigma this past weekend. Although I DID manage to save me some mammals... pagan god boss was a total push over.

On the Child of Light note, not much to say I haven't already expressed. I love everything about it. Even the terrible rhyming has grown on me at this point. As an ill desired effect from playing however, I now want to rhyme whilst in every day conversation. It is as though when I finish verbally expressing a thought my mind continues to seek a way to "complete" the expression with a grade-school quality rhyme. So far, I've kept the urge under control...

As a DBZ whore, I had to buy battle of Z on the PSN sale... couldn't help myself. The game, while still another bad Dragon Ball-related console title, is actually pretty cool for someone who is TERRIBLE at fighting games. No crazy stringing of insane button sequences or ridiculous skill need be had to enjoy this one. Somewhat reminds me of DBZ Legends from the Saturn/PSX era. This may possibly be the only fighting game I possess the skills to play. I absolutely hate the liberties they took with the story though and the menus are horribly unintuitive.
800  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 03, 2014, 08:35:40 PM
it'd be impossible to separate my private life and work.


That pretty much sums it up right there.

I'm glad you share similar feelings on the matter. It honestly makes me internally guilt ridden to feel the way I feel about it. That is, I can't help but see myself as some spoiled brat whining about success sometimes. I know that is not truly the case, but I am also aware that is how it can come across if I'm not careful and handle the matter with "kid gloves" at times.

So thank you for sharing Tomara :)

Klyde don't perish.




No intentions yet Holy. I have far too great a backlog to perish any time in the foreseeable future.

Man this evening has pretty much sucked. Caught the random shutdown bug in Witch and the Hundred Knight after clearing 66% of a map, and now a game I'm trying to install on Steam is stuck at 99%

Hating technology right now, since this is after my mini-fridge broke down, my computer had a startup error scare, and my PS3 is clearly having a couple of issues (I've owned it long enough that I'm not surprised if it's on its last legs)

Techno issues are truly maddening. I've been lucky as of late, but I DO NOT handle them well when they occur. My com starts up... I get blue screen of death... I become convinced my world is imploding. Something about console freezes, com glitches et cetera just happens to REALLY test my patience.
801  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Holy Crud, Klyde's RPG goodies on E-Bay?? Act fast! on: May 03, 2014, 01:40:26 AM
UUUUNNNGGGHH them PS2 RPGs are making me nervous....with desire.

You know you want em..... Its easy..its simply a matter of a keystroke or two and click and they can be yours :)

EDIT: A buyer of another few of my goodies screwed up the transaction. The following will be listed together in a lot as well....

Hyperdimension Nep Victory Collectors Edition Tin Lunchbox Set/ Unopened still in shrink wrap
Guided Fate Paradox Collectors Edition/ Opened and looked at, sealed back up, never played
Rune Factory Tides/ Opened excellent condition

Just to give you a heads up.

802  The Rest / The Bazaar / Holy Crud, Klyde's RPG goodies on E-Bay?? Act fast! on: May 02, 2014, 11:08:18 PM
Due to financial matters that are too pressing and far too much going on in my life to do the listing myself my professional e-bay power seller of a mother and her business partner are handling these auctions.

All of these items are however in fact mine and as such I can answer any questions about them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-LOT-OF-15-VIDEO-GAME-SOUNDTRACKS-PROMO-ITEMS-MANA-KHEMIA-DISGAEA-TENSEI-/301168143382?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item461f052c16

Lots O' Rpg soundtracks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PS-2-VIDEO-GAME-LOT-HARD-TO-FIND-DEVIL-SUMMONER-RADIATA-STORIES-ATELIER-SAKURA-/291136528317?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item43c916dfbd

A few PS2 RPGs.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZELDA-WINDWAKER-WII-U-CONSOLE-32GB-PRO-CONTROLLER-BUNDLE-DRAGON-BALL-REVENGE-/301172531995?pt=Video_Games&hash=item461f48231b

WII U 32 GB Zelda system with gamestop product replacement warranty and pro controller (Good deal, only 250)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DISGAEA-LOT-HARDCOVER-STRATEGY-GUIDE-MANGA-BOOKS-DVD-ART-PRINT-PROMO-ITEM-FIGURE-/301169847334?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item461f1f2c26

A random disgaea lot including manga, anime and figurines.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WII-VIDEO-GAME-PANDORAS-TOWER-OPENED-BUT-UNPLAYED-EXCELLENT-CONDITION-/291136857448?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item43c91be568

Pandora's Tower, open but unplayed.

There is a distinct chance that more stuff will be listed soon!
803  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 02, 2014, 10:56:17 PM
What if you can get the power company to give you money for fire and then you can use it to buy aLL the vidya. :D

I'd be lying if I said the thought has not crossed my mind...

.....OK!! So maybe it would be more accurate to say the thought has become a constant fixation I'm having a hard time ignoring at this point.

Klyde becomes  a millionaire from the lawsuit and spends his life living in the shadows avoiding the public eye. We never hear from him again, maybe he died a tragic death, maybe he is still out there lurking in the shadows.. We would never know.

^^^ I appreciate this prediction. Well, the rich and hidden part at least. In truth too many people knowing me scares the hell out of me. I only tattoo private clients at night by appointment only for this reason. Too many people got to know me after working 12-12 for nearly a decade straight at one of the most prominent tattoo shops in my area and it freaked me out. I can't even go and buy spinach locally without being recognized. Sometimes a (little) man wants to go out looking like crap and buy his spinach in peace.

I was recently approached by another artist about being on some tattoo reality show. This also freaked me out. I had to say no.

Thing is, I absolutely love to tattoo. I love it more then anything in the world. I just don't like the inevitable reputation that develops as a result of being successful at it.

Sadly the "rich" part will never happen. I spend waaaay too fast for that to happen. And while I will remain locally hidden to the best of my ability I won't leave these forums til I'm banned- LoL. I love it here. And on that note, if I am not ban someday and stop posting you can most assuredly assume I have in fact perished.

Klyde becomes  a millionaire from the lawsuit and spends his life living in the shadows avoiding the public eye. We never hear from him again, maybe he died a tragic death, maybe he is still out there lurking in the shadows.. We would never know.

OH SHIT HE'S YODERS.

Crud... u figured it out :/

EDIT: My bazaar post linking to the ebay auctions of my crap is up if anyone is interested. I'll be honest, prices are fair with exception of the Wii U which is in fact a good deal.
804  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 02, 2014, 07:22:22 PM
You oughta thank your power company klyde, they managed to tell you about how you were having outtages in your area and forgot to mention taking some of the load off your circuits before power was restored in case of q situation EXACTLY like what happened. Glad you're ok though man, what doesn't kill us,right?

That was pretty much just what the parade of troopers from the fire department said. Actually the first fireman to arrive at my house and see the situation said verbatim "Wow! You should call the power company because you have a real class action lawsuit on your hands!" LoL

On a different, though related note... To help assist me in my time of need my mother was kind enough to offer her services to me to sell some of my crap. She buys and sells antiques through auctons, ebay and flea markets for a living. As such ebay auctions featuring some of my gaming goodies will be up and running soon. Keep an eye on the bazaar and I'll link to them later. She will be handling shipping and whatnot though so I warn anyone who buys... no cool pink boxes and whatnot like I have used in the past.

Just a heads up about the Wii U if anyone is looking, it is still under Gamestop warranty and comes with receipt. In other words, full active product replacement plan til late this year if anyone is interested.
805  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: May 02, 2014, 02:36:16 PM

Klyde looks like Cloud. Uncanny.(The face)

Personally I never saw the resemblance myself, but you are not the first to mention that. In fact, a friend of mine used to have me saved in his phone as cloud strife.

You sir remind me of a younger, cleaned up Raven (Tales of Vesperia). Which is cool... Why? Well because Raven kicked ass!
806  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 02, 2014, 02:19:31 PM
That sucks, man.  I've also had some financial difficulties coming at the worst possible time since I'll be out of the country in a few weeks.  Turns out money when you want to do some traveling.  


My financial problems are completely a result of my own stupidity. I am a jerk with my finances and totally unrealistic. I'm either waaaaay ahead or in dire straights it seems... never can I maintain an even keeled realistic budget.

Fires are scary...

If it ever happened to me, I think I'd grab my rabbits first but there are some things in my house that just can't be saved due to sheer volume. Like my books. And those would burn really, really well... So scary :(

Glad you're okay Klyde. I doubt I'd have the guts to go home alone after that.

Funny you should say that... The thought never even occurred to me that there could be "post fire anxiety" until last night when every little noise I heard seemed in my mind to most probably be some electrical glitch in my wall that would of course, almost certainly, result in another blaze....

Sorry to hear about that Klyde :(
Happy that everything turned out rather ok in the end.

Im officially on "vacation" mode.. atleast for 3 more days until I dive into stress study mode. A friend of mine is lending me his 3ds xl so I can play AA5.. Im playing Nier almost all day. Good times. Suffering will begin again though, it's just the calm before the storm.


Thanks for the sympathy/well wishing my friend. Note my jealousy at your Nier endeavor. Its been in back log for quite some time.
807  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 01, 2014, 08:43:43 PM
Well the last few days officially sucked hard-core.

I needed to re-coop some mega financial losses and had to asses what was necessary and what I could part with. I deemed my Sony systems necessary and my nintendo seems sale-able. So I sold off my beloved Wii's and Wii U. It hurt.... It hurt bad...

Next I decided to "cut the fat" in terms of my backlog and sell off a few gems I figured I wouldn't get to until the year 2025. It hurt, but not as bad as the Wii U.

So then, as I wallowed in remorse for having sold some gaming junk I really didn't want to part with, the lights went out and I smelled something burning. I called the power company and told them but they said there was an outtage and not to be concerned, despite the fact that I reiterated numerous times that I smelled something frying. Fast forward a few hours later and when they turned the power back on in my neighborhood a surge cause an electrical fire to start at my circuit breaker.

The beauty of it all? After the last few days of chaos and staying in a hotel, I am home with lights on and it is AWESOME!!!! Renewed gratitude for simple things feels nice.

As a funny aside what do you guys think I did when I realized there was a fire and I needed to leave?..... Well, I grabbed my PS3 of course!!! I figured no matter where I ended up it couldn't be THAT uncomfortable so long as I could enjoy a little Child of Light.

Lovely week :)
808  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 01, 2014, 08:05:35 PM


Child of Light

I'm loving this game.  Like any good RPG, it appreciates with the more skills your characters get and the harder the enemies get.  In which case I love/hate that enemies are just as likely to screw you out of an attack as you are to them.  The graphics are damn pretty...and I don't want this game to end.

Let me join you in gushing over Child of Light.

While I was looking forward to it, I sort of expected it to be one of those titles that suckered me at face value only to prove to be another game I wish I loved.

Nothing could be further from the truth. I freakin' love it so far.

The aspects that initially felt a wee bit cumbersome and slow feel well oiled, deliberate and necessary to me a few hours in. Crafting and mechanical systems thus far actually feel worthwhile (playing on hard). And on the difficulty note, I'm real happy they let you swtich mid-game. I started on Normal and felt a tad underwhelmed, but on hard I'm quite engaged. Had I been forced to stick with normal for the entirety I think I would have an entirely different opinion about some aspects of the game in the long run.

I am going take a break from Atelier E and L and play the hell out of CoL. I simply can't help myself.

Terranigma: Last weekend I saved some plants and some birds.... good stuff. Bird boss, while not too difficult, was IRRITATING as hell to hit. I had flashbacks of running out of MP in Secret of Mana and fighting bosses with weapons to the tune of a 9 to 1 miss/hit ratio, and obsessively trying to use the bow (pure madness) because I thought it was "cool"

Let me note that any Mana flashbacks are welcome to me, even if they are bore of frustration at my inability to successfully connect attacks. LoL
809  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Child of Light on: May 01, 2014, 07:22:54 PM
As Aurora I must confess here and now,
and do deem it nice,
I feel as though somehow,
I am in fact playing as Dice.

The dialogue is strange,
on this note I agree.
To read words arranged,
In the interest of whimsy...golly gee?

I thinketh this thread should now rhyme through and through.
But truth be told, Klyde sucks at this... cluck cluck screw...

810  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Child of Light on: April 29, 2014, 05:42:07 PM
Wow. I just gave this a brief shot today... I think I need to put my other games on hold for a moment here. This game is gorgeous. Totally worth a little break from Atelier E&L and otherwise at the moment.

I won't get to sink my teeth into the title til later tonite but first impressions are REALLY good.

I didn't pre-order so no bonus goodies for me.

Anyone know anything about the DLC?? I'm curious as to whether I should grab the golem pack and Dark Aurora before starting the game or wait.

EDIT: I never (rarely) do 2 play-throughs of anything, which is why I am asking about the DLC now. I don't won't to get anything gamebreaking but I also don't want to miss content. An alternate outfit and an additional character seems pretty worth it to me but I don't want anything gamebreaking.
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